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Pet Name: Arcianas
This evening, the moonlight from the crescent moon gently caressed the features of the water lilies floating in the lake, like little paper lanterns on the calm ocean. The gentle summer night breeze played with the bluebells, and made the leaves of the mighty oak trees sing like birds flapping their tiny feathery wings. Lightmites lazily fluttered around by the bushes, creating a romantic cozy atmosphere in the Royal Gardens of Meridell. Yes, it was truly a lovely evening.
The pavilion by the lake was covered in light from the colorful lanterns which covered the ceiling, and stretched to the nearest trees. White and golden silky drapes hung from the columns, reflecting the light from the many sources. It was quiet out at the moment, except from a little sound of ballroom shoes carefully tiptoeing around the marble floor of the pavilion. The sound was made by a beautiful Kyrii wearing the most fantastic emerald green dress you had ever laid your eyes on. Her long turquoise hair floated behind her as she walked around making sure that everything was absolutely ready, and she smiled with delight when she found that everything was absolutely perfect. This party would be one to remember.
Arcia had always loved the role of the hostess. When she was a child, her favorite game was making tea parties for her dolls and plushies. She would occasionally invite King Skarl and he would come and drink her imaginary tea and eat the cakes she had made, even though her cooking had been terrible. She smiled to herself at the thought, while setting out the appetizers on one of the tables, which matched the drapings fabulously. King Skarl was like a father to her. He had raised her to be Royal, even though she had been found as an infant in these lovely gardens after a terrible thunderstorm. She knew she was probably one of the luckiest orphans to have a father figure that grand and magnificent. All the other Royals had frowned upon her being raised as one of their own when she was not actually coloured Royal, but after all he was the king, and it was his decision to make. However, when she had gotten older, the other Royals forced him to kick her out of the castle. He had a beautiful little house built for her in the Royal Gardens, on the exact place where she was found, and there she had lived since that day. The other Royals had had to settle with that agreement. The king still provided well for her, and she was free to visit him at the castle and use the Gardens as she pleased.
She could now see lights in the distance. The guests were arriving. All were people she knew and loved, and they were talking and laughing as they walked towards the pavilion. Her heart started beating, for to her surprise, King Skarl was amongst them along with two Blumaroos carrying a large present. All of her guests walked up the stairs to the pavilion and formed a half circle around her and the mighty king.
- I didn't expect you here. Aren't you supposed to be entertaining the children of the castle tonight?
- Anytime for you, my precious. After all, it is your night tonight!
- What are you talking about?
She looked around. Her friends had stopped talking and were watching the scene, except for Zechire, who was busy handing out glasses containing a sparkly golden liquid. Briefly, her mind chuckled at the obscure proportions of the little Lupe carrying that huge tray of glasses.
- Eighteen years ago tonight was the night you were found here in the gardens between the two cherry trees. You have enlightened my life in so many ways, and for that, you deserve this.
He brought forth the Blumaroos, who placed the large package on a chair. Arcia stepped forward, and untied the bow with trembling fingers. The minute she removed the paper from what it contained, her eyes filled with tears of joy. In her hands she held a Royal Paint Brush. The crowd started clapping, and without thinking, Arcia ran to King Skarl and gave him a tight hug while whispering thank you.
- It was about time, he whispered back.
Then he took her hand, raised his voice and said:
- Here, I present to you, the new member of the Royal family. Lady Arcianas!
The crowd cheered, and Arcia somehow couldn't stop smiling. Then she bid them to be silent, and stepped up on the chair.
- Enough talking! I know that you all are longing to get this party started, and I say, let's party!
When Skarl walked towards the castle, he could still easily hear the bass from the pavilion. He suppressed a laughtergrunt at the thought of King Hagan, who could probably hear it and get really mad. He knew he had made the right decision by granting her this blessing, and as he walked towards the castle, he sent a warm thought to the biological mother of the young Kyrii, who unknowingly at the time had blessed his life with such a beautiful gift.
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