t was a very foggy day and Jackie and Jenny were walking down the street to Laura’s house. It was so
foggy that they couldn’t even see their own feet. It was getting dark out fast and they were both kind of
scared. They started talking to each other about school when all of a sudden they ran into someone.
?Ahhhhhh? they both cried. They were so scared. They started to run but they looked closer and saw that
it was only Lillian.
?Boooo? she said. ?I’m the Boogie Man?! They all started to laugh.
?Mistake number one? said Jackie.
?No, it’s number two? said a mysterious voice.
?Uhoh? Jenny said. ?Run?!
?Don’t run, for it’s only me, your friend?. A figure stepped out of nowhere. ?Hi ya all, what’s up?? It was
Laura. ?Told ya all that this is mistake number two?! Everyone laughed, even Jackie.
?So maybe you’re right this time?.
?We were just coming to find you and on our way we ran into Lillian? said Jenny.
?Oh? said Laura. ?Why don’t you girls come over to my house, we can have some doughnuts and milk?.
?OK? we all agreed. ?But let’s stick together?. We all agreed on that to. We all started walking back
holding hands and talking about our favorite things when Jackie tripped over something.
?Ow? she moaned. ?My toe, I just tripped over something?.
?Look, there’s an egg or something on the ground, don’t step on it?. Laura bent over and picked it up.
?It’s heavy, someone help me carry it back to my house, then we can look at it better?. They started
running, they were all excited. When they finally arrived at Laura’s house, they found that the egg was
pink, round and about 5 inches big, but quite heavy.
?Pretty? said Lillian, ?but what is it?? No one said anything for a minute or so but it seemed like hours.
?I’ll get the dictionary? Laura said to break the silence. In a minute Laura came back with the dictionary
and started looking through it. When she got to the F’s she stopped and picked up a piece of paper that was
laying right by the word fairy. ?Come here everyone and look at this? Laura said. She held up the piece of
?Read it, read it? everyone chanted.
?Okay, okay. It says…..
Dear Laura and friends,
You have just found an egg that will bring you much adventure. This is a fairy egg. You and your
friends will be responsible for hatching this egg and taking care of it until Halloween night when you will
go to Night Road and find Wizard Terry Caller and give the fairy to him. To hatch the fairy you shall put
the egg in a warm area and chant this poem 3 times:
Fairy of beauty
Fairy of light
Come to me this very night
I will respect you with all of my might
Then wait for results. You must feed the fairy like you would feed any human. Feed the fairy
chocolate bars or anything sweet. Give her water to drink, remember, you only have to take care of it for
…. and that’s all it says?.
?Cool? said Jenny. ?Let’s hatch it tonight?. They all agreed. But first they all called their parents and
asked if they could sleep over. All of the parents said yes because it was a Friday night. They were
excited, but it was only 4:00 pm. They couldn’t hatch the egg yet, so they all played games for a while.
Time flew. Before they knew it, it was 11:00 pm and time to get down to business. They put the games
away and put the egg by the heater. They held hands and closed their eyes and said the poem 3 times and
opened their eyes to a big surprise. In place of the egg was a fairy, with a pink dress on and wings of lace.
The skin was lavender and seemed to be as smooth as silk.
?It’s beautiful?, Jackie whispered taking the others out of shock. ?It sure is? Lillian whispered back.
?You can say that again? Laura said. She stood up and picked up the fairy. ?What should we name this
cute little fairy??
?It’s probably a girl? said Jackie, ?so how about Katie??
?No we have to think of something different you know, just not normal names. ?Like Ruben, we should
name it Ruben? Jenny said.
?That sounds good? said Laura. She looked at the fairy who seemed to be agreeing by nodding her head.
?Ruben it is? Laura said with excitement. Then she said ?Let’s go get Ruben some chocolate and water.
Follow me?. They gave Ruben her meal and all started talking at once.
?Wow, this is amazing? shouted Lillian.
?I think I’m seeing things? Jackie said.
?This is impossible? Jenny said.
?Be quiet you guys. You’ll wake my parents? Laura loudly whispered. Everyone quieted down. They
looked at Ruben. She was taking the last bites of the chocolate and sipping the last sips of the water.
When she was done, Jenny carried her up to Laura’s room and put her in the sock drawer where Ruben
made herself comfortable and fell fast asleep. So did the rest of them. The next morning their parents
picked them up early. So it was just Laura and Ruben they played for a while and Laura found out that
Ruben could talk and was an excellent card player. Soon Ruben appeared to be hungry so they went to the
kitchen and had lunch together. Then before she knew it, it was Monday and she had to go to school.
Ruben couldn’t be alone so she came to. At school Laura gave Ruben to Jenny to take care of and on
Tuesday Jenny gave Ruben to Jackie and on Wednesday Jackie gave Ruben to Lillian and on Thursday
back to Laura and on Friday to Jenny to take care of over the weekend. T!
he week flew by, all having a great time with Ruben. On the spelling test on Wednesday Ruben helped
Jenny with the word ?Beautiful?. Over the weekend, Jenny had a great time until Sunday afternoon. Jenny
called Laura, Lillian and Jackie over and told them that she couldn’t find Ruben. They looked everywhere.
They couldn’t find Ruben. They were about to give up when they walked into the Candy Store when Mr.
Carmen, the owner, said ?there’s a strange object in the chocolate section. You girls should check it out?.
They all ran over to the chocolate section and found Ruben eating a chocolate bar.
?Thank goodness we found you Ruben, you’re lucky?. They took Ruben and ran out of the Candy Store.
Jenny went home with Ruben and the others went back to their homes. The following week went by really
fast. Soon it was Halloween night. They all met at the Night Road with Ruben. They didn’t want to say
good-bye but they knew they had to. They hugged and even kissed her. Some cried. ?I’ll miss you all
very much. You were all terrific to me. I love you a lot? said Ruben, ?but please don’t cry. I will always
be with you in your heart?. They stopped crying and said their final good-byes. Then a shadow appeared
out of nowhere and asked for the fairy.
?You mean Ruben, the fairy?? asked Laura.
?Yes, if that is the fairy in the pink dress and has lavender skin?.
?That would be Ruben all right. Are you Terry Caller??
?That would be me. Can I have Ruben now, she needs to go back to her own world. If you girls would like
to come to the leaving point with me you may? said Terry. ?Just follow me?. They all followed until he
came to a stop. ?You girls can say good-bye to Ruben now, she must leave as soon as possible?.
?Good-bye Ruben. I love you always? cried Laura. The rest seemed speechless. Finally Jenny managed to
say good-bye but that was all.
Then they all heard Ruben say ?It is time Master Terry Caller?. Terry let her go. She flew up into the sky
and seemed to turn into a star in the sky. And that was that.