One moment the sun was shining brightly overhead, but storm clouds had rolled in, soaking the streets. Saga held her backpack over her head, the sounds of her shoes slapping the stone cobbled streets could be heard mixed in with the rumbling of thunder. It was going to be a heavy rain.
“Of all the days to forget my umbrella!” The girl thought, ducking underneath the roof of a building. Glancing up at the sky she tried to predict how long it would take for the storm to pass, but by the looks of things it would take quite a while.
“Oh…” Came a low groan.
Saga jumped slightly at the sound. Looking slightly to the right she spotted a tiny figure. “What the…” Saga thought, her eyes went wide with surprise. The figure stood only a few inches tall, was garbed in a strange white outfit and had short, pink hair. Even from where Saga stood she could tell the figure was a girl. “Is that a doll?” Saga wondered. The figure suddenly opened her eyes and then turned her attention to Saga.
Saga was faster and quickly looked away. She wasn’t afraid of the strange being, but didn’t want to make it her problem. Saga was always so careful about schedules and she was considered very practical by all her friends. Saga couldn’t stand seeing people make mistakes or throw away money carelessly. She was also the girl who could plan on a perfect day for her and her friends.
The sound of groaning caught Saga’s attention. Looking back the girl gasped. The tiny figure was now lying on it’s side. Saga could also see a pair of wings sprouting out of the girl’s back. “Oh! You know what…?” Saga began, reaching into her bag. The girl removed a waffle she had bought for herself earlier that day. “Here you go,” she said, holding the waffle only a half-an-inch from the tiny girl’s nose.
The tiny girl sniffed the air. Her cheeks grew bright red. Opening her eyes she spotted the waffle. Lifting her head she sank her teeth into the soft and warm bread. The waffle overflowed with flavor. Eagerly she took the waffle in her hands and started to eat.
“How does that taste?” Saga asked, smiling happily down at the tiny girl.
“Yummy!” The tiny girl said, giggling. “Thank you!”
“You’re welcome!” Saga said. “Who are you by the way? What are you?”
“Hmm?” The tiny girl popped the last bit of waffle into her mouth. “My names Sugar! I’m a season fairy!”
“Season Fairy?” Saga said, tilting her head slightly to the right.
“That’s right! Season fairies are magical fairies who create all the wonderful weather! We make the sun shine, the wind blow… Everything!” The tiny fairy declared. “By the way… What was that food you just gave me?”
“Huh?” Saga began, blinking several times. “Oh! That was a waffle,” the girl answered.
“Waffo?” Sugar said, smiling.
“No. A waffle,” Saga corrected.
“Oh I see. Well I really love waffo’s,” Sugar said, happily. Saga sighed deeply. “By the way… Who are you?” The tiny fairy asked.
“My names Saga. It’s nice to meet you Sugar.”
“Nice to meet you Saga!” Sugar said. “By the way, I’m a snow fairy!”
Saga opened her mouth to say something when she heard the sounds of footsteps approaching. Turning to her left the girl spotted several people walking past. They wore strange looks on their faces.
“Hi…!” Saga said, waving nervously at the people. The people didn’t say anything. They merely shook their heads as they walked past. “That was close,” The girl began, when she and Sugar were all alone. “I don’t want people to see my talking to a snow fairy.”
“Don’t worry about that!” Sugar said, flying towards Saga’s face. “They can’t see me!” The fairy leaned forwards and kissed Saga on the nose.
“Whoa!” Saga cried, covering her face with her hands. “Wait. If they can’t see you, why can I?”
Sugar scratched her chin thoughtfully. “I don’t know. Strange, huh?”
“Tell me about it,” Saga said, sighing deeply. It was then that the girl noticed the rain had stopped. “Listen Sugar. I need to get going. I’ll see you later.” And with that Saga headed down the road.
“Wait!” The tiny snow fairy cried, flying after Saga. “I’m coming with you! I want to live with you!”
“Oh no you don’t!” Saga cried, running as fast as she could away from Sugar, unfortunately for her the tiny snow fairy could easily keep up with her.