My Exploding Cat

Just stories and drawings really, no actual fissile felines.

Chapter 15

Cherry showed up right on time. She tried to get a look inside the house, but to her disappointment, the girl’s father led her to the party – outside. Sigh. Cherry figured that she had better make friends with the little girl, because she might let on a clue.

“Hi. I’m Cherry.” Cherry hoped she would not find her name a little too suspicious, or that she thought that it was a nickname, because she wasn’t sure if the two fairies’s captor was her, or someone in her family. The girl’s face showed no suspicion.

“I’m Day. At least, that’s what my friends call me. My real name is Deja… and my last name is Vu. I prefer Day.”

“So it’s your birthday?”

“Yup.”

“Where do I put the present?”

“Over there.”

In case you were wondering, Cherry had brought a bucket. For a present. Now this may not seem like much of a present, but at least it was full of cherries, right? Wrong. Faerie cherries. The best fruit in the universe, and it turned anyone who wanted to become a faerie, into a faerie. If you didn’t know what they did, they were just really, really good cherries. It was wrapped in a cloth.

Not much of a fancy wrapping paper, eh? Also wrong. Cherry had put a spell on it; the cloth would never break, tear, fray, rip, so on. The color would not fade, and the cloth lasted forever. Literally. Just then Cherry caught a glimpse of Day’s father. Cherry wanted to talk to him.

“Hi. I’m Cherry.”

“Is that a nickname?”

“Mmm-hmm.” Cherry was pretty good at lying, so she would not answer with a Yeah or Yep or Yes, because her voice might drift a hint that it was her real name.

“Anything I can help you with?”

“Can I use your bathroom?”

“Fourth door on the left.”

Cherry just wanted to get a look inside the house, find and free the fairies, and enjoy the rest of the party. Maybe even tell Day what the cherries did.

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