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Rievie quickly ran back to his house for a shower, but
it was already very late, and Charsi might already be asleep. He sat on
the bed thinking for a long time. His mind was rushing with memories and
scenes. Then his mind went blank and he slumped onto his bed. He couldn't
sleep. I miss her, thought Rievie sadly. Then, there was a tap. Rievie
thought it was just some random noise and ignored it. The tap came louder
again and it was on the window. Rievie sat up and went to the window.
It was Landal, PrincessCharsi's silver Poogle brother.
Rievie lifted open the window and whispered, "What are
you doing here?"
"Not much, but I think you should go and talk with Charsi,"
whispered Landal back.
Rievie shrugged and said, "I don't know... it's just..."
"Yeah I know, I know," said Landal, "but you never know."
Landal winked and then disappeared. Rievie stood by the window surprised
and thought, maybe I should talk to her.
PrincessCharsi was feeling hurt and guilty at the same
time. She sat at her table and thought about how Rievie got mad at her
for dancing with someone else. Why? She thought, why would Rievie be like
that? The night was stretching into a long cool night, and she couldn't
sleep. Suddenly, a ball of crumpled paper flew through the window and
hit Charsi's head. Ouch, she thought as she picked it up. She carefully
opened it and inside it said: Talk with Rievie. Charsi frowned and stuck
her head out of the window. There was Jikizen, Rievie's silver Poogle
"Jikizen?" whispered PrincessCharsi, "Why are you here?"
"Isn't that obvious?" asked Jikizen, "Rievie misses you."
PrincessCharsi sighed and said, "I - I don't know, he
is pretty mad at me."
"If he wasn't, he wouldn't miss you," said Jikizen as
he popped out of sight. PrincessCharsi thought that what Jikizen just
said made no sense, but maybe she should talk to Rievie.
The cool air of the night made Landal and Jikizen shiver.
"Done," they both said as they gave high fives while
The two silver Poogles sat behind the bushes as two figures
appears from left and right. They nodded at their success of bringing
Charsi and Rievie together.
PrincessCharsi and Rievie ran towards each other and
"Oh I'm so sorry--" said Rievie quickly.
"No, I am, Rievie--" said Charsi.
The two started talking at once making their apologies
and forgiveness. Landal and Jikizen smiled at their success and left the
scene to leave the two alone.
Rievie wrapped his arms around Charsi and said, "I missed
"I missed you too," whispered Charsi softly.
Rievie thought about it for a moment and they stood in
the night in the forest quietly, then he said, "There's a dance on Friday."
"Yeah there is," said Charsi as she smiled in their embrace.
"Are you free?" asked Rievie.
"Yeah," said Charsi, "what are you doing on Friday night?"
"I don't know, what are you doing on Friday night?" whispered
"Going to that dance," said Charsi and she added, "with
Rievie's heart skipped a beat and whispered, "You know
how much I love you?"
"As much as I love you," whispered Charsi gently as her
lips fell on Rievie's as their hearts raced towards each other.
As the wind wrapped them up, and the night set the tired
Usuls asleep. The next day, the sun hit their eyes. The birds called and
Rievie opened his eyes. He looked by him; there was PrincessCharsi, sleeping
in his arms, sweet and beautiful.
I guess missing one day of flute playing is OK, thought
Rievie, but he heard a rich tone from the hills. Someone was playing the
flute! Rievie stared up at the hills and saw a Usul.
"Kontana," muttered Rievie to himself, "the first Usul
who ever started the morning flute playing."
"Yep," whispered a soft voice in his arms, "and for you
to carry on in the later days."
Rievie smiled at Charsi and whispered, "Hey."
"Hey," PrincessCharsi whispered back.
P.S. Where a friendship blooms into a beautiful lasting