The Fairy Diary Day 204 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

It was a long parting with the water horses this morning. And I confess a reluctance to part with these most friendly of beasts. Before they would let us go they begged us to give them names. 

Our mounts, in particular, vied with one another to be called Noralei. She intervened and gave each a variant of her name. As for the others Dunfallon stepped up and passed around hundreds of pixie names, with a few troll, dwarf and fairy names thrown in for good measure. 

So, at long last we were on our way again. The forest we encouraged on the other side of the water has spread up to this end. We look forward to a pleasant hike. 

The Fairy Diary Day 203 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

It has been a memorable day for so many reasons. I am so thankful for our practice yesterday riding these water beasts. It is clear I made all my mistakes then and was able to ride the length of the body of water without a mishap.

However, in Dunfallon’s case, we had a severe concern for his safety after multiple problems when he was practicing- in the main due to his size. We thought it best, therefore, that he ride with one of us. But he would not hear of it. And rather than argue about it we came up with a compromise. Or to be more precise, Noralei did. She offered her water horse to the pixie, as he has had the most experience being ridden. 

It was a good match for both Dunfallon and his mount were equally competitive – and raced against each of us, easily surpassing Rumble and myself, and then battled Noralei and her water horse all the way to the finish. 

As I have said it was an exhilarating day. And a check with Rumble’s map upon our landing revealed that we traveled the greatest distance ever.

The Fairy Diary Day 202 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Everything about our day has been overwhelming. The water horses are very curious and have been inundating us with questions. Noralei has actually told them about each of us, so it was a bit unnerving to have one come up to me, call me by my name and ask if I would like to ride him to the other side of the water. 

Noralei has explained to them our mission and each one of them wants to help. They see our success as theirs. And all want to volunteer. 

Rumble in particular has been mobbed with attention. They hold him in especial reverence having heard from Noralei how he brought about the possibility of their very existence. 

I learned this from the one on whom I practiced riding. It led to questions about the origin of fairies. I could only share with him the various stories I’ve heard.

I reported all these new developments to the High Fairy. And promised that we should be on our way again tomorrow.

The Fairy Diary Day 201 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

It is hard to describe the havoc the ups and downs of our emotions did to our day. Let me just say that the final result struck a most happy high note. 

We started our day with a reply on my scroll from the High Fairy. I could tell he was quite distressed about the unknown status of our companion Noralei. The mere fact that he reacted in this manner was very upsetting to us. His excellency also debated whether or not to involve Merlin. But he ended the message with the suggestion to us to keep on with what we were doing. 

We did. And at long last arrived at the large body of water Dunfallon had searched yesterday. 

One look out over its vastness caused my heart to sink anew. 

My pendant, however, did not hesitate, but pulled us to the right, I assumed, as the best route around this watery obstacle. 

When we came in sight of a lovely cove, Dunfallon was the first to spot her. Noralei stood on the sandy shore, talking to some of the silvery beings crisscrossing the waves of the little bay. 

The three of us raced to her side, and she happily introduced us to her new friends. A herd of water horses.