Ice people… sculptures? Mystified Amy and Bear walked around the ice people. Appearances so beautiful and refined they could be real.
On their journey to Amy’s inherited fantasy castle they stumbled upon unexpected beauty. They were close to the castle… high castle towers seen.
“Wow… the ice people… stillness so serene. Wonder how a sculptor ever did this?” asked Amy.
“Maybe my adopted father’s brother did all of the sculpting. Wonder what their expressions are supposed to mean?”
“YorkieBear did you notice… everything is still. Do you hear any birds twitter?”
“I don’t hear any noise from the waterfall. It is moving isn’t it?”
“There is no wind or breeze. It is so quiet here… what is this place?”
“I’m pinching myself… am I alive or is this just a dream… yes I can feel the pinch… even though I’m cold.”
“Look… a bridge… before the castle!”
Stallions, Dresses, Shadows, Ice People
“Amy I see you riding your stallion across the bridge to the castle,” said YorkieBear. “AliGator swimming the moat around the castle.”
“I need a special dress for this event,” said Amy. “We need to find a stallion for me to ride.”
“I can borrow a dress from the ice people… maybe someone has a dress.”
“What’s that noise… sounds like a whistle?” DennisDragon saw a moving figure… “Hey are you calling us?”
“Shhhh… quiet… she will hear us talking,” said the shadow. “Over here in the forest so we can’t be seen or heard.”
The speaking figure remained a shadow… “You must keep this a secret. There is a pretty lady wandering around who wants to deceive you.”
“She is evil at heart. I escaped… the others didn’t.”
“Don’t eat anything she offers you. You’ll end up under her control.”
No Fool Am I
“Where are the others that didn’t escape?” asked Amy.
“You saw them… called them ice people. They are ice people because of the evil pretty lady.
“She carries pretty food with her and tricks people into believing it has powers.”
“She gives them the food until they want nothing else. Afterwards she calls them fools.”
“They become ice people… you saw them.”
“Why aren’t you one of the ice people?” asked Amy.
“I eat my own food and wouldn’t eat hers. When I started seeing the others changing I told DaddyJack.”
“You knew my adopted father?” asked Amy.
“Yes I did. He said he’d come back with help… I told him about the pretty lady.”
“I live in the shadows… the pretty lady heard your father and I talking. She knows I know the truth about the ice people.”
Ice People Mumble… YorkieBear Cold
“My adopted father is dead… he left me the castle in his will. I knew nothing about it… the lawyer told me as the will was read.”
“The will said servants had taken care of the castle. Where are the servants?”
“I and the ice people are the servants. Your father said there would be help for them,” said the shadow.
“My father always kept his word… so there must be a way,” said Amy.
“YorkieBear turn on your ESP and see if you can hear anything from the ice people.”
“ESP is turned on… all I hear is a very low mumbling sound… I need closer to the ice people.”
“It is so cold… I need my coat from my backpack. ”
Pulling coat from backpack he dressed quickly in it and a hat… jumped in a basket.
The shadow said, “Good… disguises you from pretty lady. Amy… in the shadows with me.”
YorkieBear said, “Put me next to the ice people.”
Ice People… Thoughts and ESP
YorkieBear’s ESP was turned on high… he read the ice people’s thoughts.
“Her words were so pretty… her food so colorful. I ate and slowly turned into ice.”
“I could see I was changing… I tried to quit. I was powerless.”
“Before I knew it I was ice cold… couldn’t move… laugh or dance.”
“We don’t want to be ice people. We want our old ways.”
“We know the importance of the words “As a man thinketh so is he.”
“We thought we needed the food the nice lady gave us. It hurt us.”
“We are not ice people. We are beautiful, fun, loving and laughing.”
“Help us to be free… help us to be who we used to be.”
“It is cold here… the cold hurts even though we are ice people.”
“Pssst… shadow come get the basket… I have heard enough.”
The shadow quickly moved the basket away.
Castle… Lady… Tiger
“Shadow… where is the pretty lady now?” asked Amy.
“She has taken over the castle now… it is her home,” answered the shadow. “Her creatures live there with her.”
“What kind of creatures?”
“One of them is a colorful black and white striped tiger. The tiger is really scary,” answered the shadow.
“I stay in the shadows… the happenings in the castle… your uncle and father would not be happy.”
“It is fortunate the ice people have no idea what is going on… they would die of fright.”
“The tiger roams the halls. He is free to do what he pleases… total freedom is his.”
“Except if the nice lady is around… then the nice lady and the tiger seem to blend into one.”
“DaddyJack had an answer… he would never leave us helpless. He was our friend.”
Never Give Up
“DaddyJack would give the ice people help,” said Amy… “he always kept his word.”
“YorkieBear DaddyJack use to tell me to never give up… that there was always a way.”
“You didn’t know him but I did. Look at everything we have been through.”
“It seems like everything is doom and gloom. We somehow make it through.”
“I think it is because we stay on the side of good. We get into trouble… but we do come out smelling like roses.”
“Yes, roses do have thorns. Maybe we are pricked and get hurt however we find the right answer.”
“I don’t know how… but we do. We can’t quit now.”
“Something or somebody has the answer and we will help the ice people to live, laugh and dance again.”
“How will they help the ice people? Will the ice people live, laugh and dance?”
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BearHugs ‘n roses ‘til our next adventure,
Amy & Bear