Chapter 7: A UNEXPECTED MAGIC SHOW
King avian soon stood up and noticed that the storm finally lifted. he then went to where the voices were coming from. He was amazed to see Natalia and her friends talking with Frances. He went toward them.. Natalia looked at him and smiled.. king avian looked at her with a determined look. "go and ask about Aubrey, I see many animals outside." Said king avian As he went back into his chair and started to look out the window. Natalia and her friends began to exit the house and go to the village square. Before they could split up to ask about Aubrey, they began to talk to eachother. They were talking about their goals and dreams after their adventure.. Natalia was the first to speak up, "my goal is to reunite with Aubrey, and to make a difference in the world." Said Natalia as she smiled. Rose was the second one to speak.. "my dream is to be a great magician, one in which many looks up to.'' Said rose. . Kaitlin was the next one to speak, "my goal is to be a historian and I want to find the truth about the unicorn and the pegasus." Said kaitlin. As she smiled. Before anyone else could speak. They soon heard a voice shouting in the distance they began to go toward the voice...A possum began to step out.. she was wearing a magician hat and a cape... she smile as she pulled out her wand.."Welcome to the magic show, a show in which many animals visit to see the magnificent and yours truly, lizz the magician. . I can show you many magic tricks that nobody can match, ones in which will have your mind amazed by how many I can do. Step right in, and take a seat and be prepared to witness a show that will have you beat. Only then will you know true magic. It's just only for a short while. No animal can and will rival my superior magic tricks, is there anyone out there who can challenge my magic tricks, Are you brave enough to do so? If so, step on this stage and show me what you got! Only one coin Will do, let's see what you got right after the show." lizz then began to wave her wand over a cloth.. "now watch as the amazing lizz makes a flower appear. She soon waved her magic wand in a circle and removed the cloth. A flower was in her hand.. Everyanimal was amazed by her magic trick. She then gathered a bowl. With a wave of her magic wand, it began to float in the air. "Now watch as yours truly makes myself disappear." Said lizz as she soon went into a box and tapped on it from the inside.. one of her helpers opened the box, she was nowhere in sight. The whole crowd began to cheer for her.. After the final magic trick, lizz the magician soon appeared, she was now smiling. "now let's see what you got. Can any of you do a magic trick?" Asked lizz. Rose began to step on stage. "I have a few magic tricks that will blow all of your minds! I practiced the disappearing coin trick, The floating card trick, the removable finger trick, and a disappearing trick as well." Said rose as she smiled.. during at this time, king avian and Frances were now outside.. a slight breeze began to fill the air. Frances looked at king avian. "King avian, you have to go back to your kingdom.. it's the only way for you to face your fear, if you don't, then that sudden fear will keep eating up at you until it takes over. Your next destination tomorrow is going to the owl kingdom to confront your subjects. Only then will your fear leave you." Said frances. King avian began to protest, his fear getting to the best of him. "but what if they hate me? I was gone for about a year.. what if my own granddaughters don't recognize me? I have failed everyone of my subjects, here in this day and age." Said king avian as he began to shed a few tears. Frances with a look of disappointment, looked at him.. "that's just your fear talking, you have to control it, i am noticing a strange magical force that's intruding the land let me tell you a story that has caused much damage to our world.. many centuries ago after the founding of harmonia, there was a tribe of animals who sought higher enlightenment they decided to migrate north due to their knowledge far exceeding our own. Finally, after migrating they found a land, they settled in it Not knmowing what to call it, they named it final valley. there this tribe of animals finally found knowledge not to better enlightenment, but to destroy the world. These tribes of animals began to invent dangerous and forbidden things which could destroy the world! It was thought that this tribe could control the sun and moon with these dangerous inventions. But this tribe wanted more glory, in order for their names to be great, they decided to build a tower, one in which will make them as though they were gods. While they thought of this, a opening to the highest heavens opened. The tribe's leader noticed and decided to build the tower immediately! However, while not realizing, they were being watched by the unicorn and pegasi. Who then warned the gods, the four light spirits and skygiver after hearing this rushed toward the scene. The tribe of animals noticing them, decided war.. much blood was shed..the few who have survived against the onslaught of their tribe. Decided to destroy the tower. In order for the removable of such dark knowledge, the four light spirits decreeded that anybody who finds this dark knowledge shall be cursed. King avian, I sense that a time like this has befallen us, if you don't challenge your fear, then all hope is lost!" Said Frances.. King avian looked at her and looked at the ground.. "What king am I if I have to live with regrets and sadness. . Look at me, my own subjects despise me and hate me. If a king has to go through trial and tribulation then a king like this has no place for a kingdom." Said king avian as more tears filled his yellow eyes. During at this time, rose finished her last magic trick, in which the crowd began to cheer with delight. Rose soon bowed. After this, she stepped off stage in which her friends cheered even more. lizz the magician, noticing this, began to get angry. "So that little brat thinks she can steal my spotlight, well she won't not for long." Said lizz as she began to smile evilly.. after the crowd left, Natalia and her friends decided to search for Aubrey. They began to split up, each going their own way. lizz soon saw rose, Rage began to fill up inside lizz the magician, a few steps and she will be walking toward her. "i can't believe she wants to take my spotlight I will show her!" said Lizz the magician, her anger now beginning to get to the best of her. while this was going on, king avian and Frances were walking around the huge village, Discussing Aubrey's whereabouts. "So, your going around different villages and towns asking if they seen Aubrey? I think what your doing is a great deed, see your not evil at all." Said frances as she smiled. King avian began to frown. " I'm just helping out a friend, It's the right thing to do." Said king avian. Frances nodded, "you are, it doesn't make you a bad animal." She said as she smiled. King avian looked toward the horizon and sighed, "I hope so." Lizz the magician was now in front of rose, the first grader was really scared. Lizz began to open her mouth. "I can't believe that you, a mere little first grader takes the spotlight from me, your little magic tricks don't stand a chance against mine, your so inexperienced and a weakling.. you wouldn't even survive out here let alone have a following. You call yourself a magician? Ha more like a talentless magician who only knows four magic tricks, you shouldn't have come here small fry, you should've stayed home, because I swear I'm going to mangle you from your ears all the way to your face, you little brat!" Shouted lizz the magician in anger. Rose began to sweat even more. Her stuttering began to catch up to her. "I-i-i didn't m-m-mean no harm. S-s-seriously." said rose. A few chuckles began to escape the possum's mouth. "You have a stuttering problem, or something you little brat? That's too bad, now I can finally make fun of you and expose you as a fraud!" Said Frances. . Rose's heart began to shatter into pieces.. she didn't have any words to say. Tears began to well up in her eyes. storm clouds began to cover up the sun. Rose was shaking now. Her stuttering getting to the best of her "I-i-i'm sorry for causing so much trouble! I-i didn't mean too." Said rose as she began to turn around and cry. The sound of her sobs caught the attention of Natalia. a sobbing rose ran past her. In hesitation, she followed her. The sound of splattering water was echoed across the village. She called out to her friend in worry. "rose, rose where are you?" Asked Natalia as she looked around her. Her question was soon answered by sobbing and the sound of thunder. Rose was now in her sight, she was wiping her eyes as tears were now clouding her vision. "Rose, what happened? Why are you crying?" Asked Natalia. The rabbit looked at her friend and started to shed even more tears. Rose didn't even have the courage to say the words that were in her heart right now Natalia realizing what rose had to do, sat down next to her. Rose continued to sob even more. Rain began to fall, Thunder echoed across the sky, only then to be shattered by the lightning. Rose's sobs began to die down. Silence began to fill the area, She had to say what was in her heart. "Lizz the magician made fun of me, she said that I was talentless and that I should just leave, she also said that she was going to mangle me." Said rose as she soon looked at the rippling water that was once still and calm. Natalia looked at rose and closed her eyes only then to open them. Tears were now in her eyes. Rose looked at her with a curious expression. "Why are you crying? She said it to me, not you." Said rose. Natalia looked at her and wiped her tears. "I-i know, the reason why I'm crying is because I will cry for you so that you won't have too." Rose looked at her "but why? Why are you doing it, it doesn't seem right."Natalia looked at her. Her tears falling to the ground. "It's because friends are supposed to make sure that their friends are happy, even if they have to take their friends place to cry their tears. Despite all odds, your my friend, and nothing or no one should ever change the way you are. Besides, I owe you because of many things, i remember when you made me laugh when those bullies made fun of me, I remember you visited me when I was sick, you made my day so much better when you did that for me." Said natalia. rose looked at her and looked at the ground now realizing what she said. "I-i didn't know that i was that important to your life I didn't realize that those things made you happier. I thought i did it because Aubrey wasn't with you. But i didn't know that you appreciated those things. I never knew that the most smallest of deeds can actually be important to somebody's life." Said rose. Natalia began to sniffle. Her last tear fell off her face. "it would take somebody FOREVER to figure it out, and you know what I mean when I say Forever." Said Natalia. As she laughed. Rose smiled and laughed. "Your silly Natalia, you know that?" The duo laughed at the reversal of words. Rain began to fall on their faces as the duo laughed away. Their laughter echoed across the village that some animals began to look out their windowsOnce the laughter died down, Natalia looked at rose. "Promise me that you will never cry again ok? That's what I want you to do." Said Natalia As she smiled. Rose looked at her and smiled, "I promise, that as long as I am on this journey with you, I will laugh even at the most saddest times." Said Rose. Thunder roared across the sky. "Let's go and find lizz the magician, I would like to tell her to not to pick on you." Said Natalia. "But what if she makes fun of you?" Asked rose. "She won't, want to know why? It's because I will not stoop to her level." Said Natalia, sudden laughter began to be heard. "What a idiotic statement coming from the mouth of a child, listen to me when I say this, it's pointless on trying to tell your friend that she will become a magician at the age she is now, stop giving her false hope." Said lizz the magician. Natalia looked at lizz who was in front of her. She stood on her fours and looked at the possum who towered her. "Just because your mad at rose doesn't give you the right to insult her." Said Natalia. "Oh and what are you going to do about it? Don't you know who I am? I'm lizz,the greatest magician in the world!" Shouted Lizz. her shouting soon caused most of the residents to go outside Natalia looked at lizz, "your not the greatest magician, one who boasts is not the greatest. The greatest is the one who does it for fun. Rose has potential, while you have none." Said Natalia. Lizz looked at Natalia and growled, "your saying that I, lizz have NO potential? You have to be out of your mind you idiot." Said lizz. Natalia looked at her. "No one likes a boaster, especially one who puts others down. Learn to be humble and gives others acknowledgment." Said Natalia the residents after hearing that, began to be Inspired by what Natalia said. "How much does this young one know? Her wisdom is just and righteous." Said a resident. Lizz, was now humiliated."Don't think that I won't return I will have my revenge on you!" Said lizz as she left the village. During at this time, frances showed king avian where the boats were. "This is where we part ways. Bring your friends here tomorrow morning. I keep sensing a magical force that's coming from the north." Said frances as she left him. King avian frowned. He soon left the docks and went back into the village. The dark clouds began to roll by revealing the setting sun. He soon heard cheering. He flew to where the cheering was.. he noticed that Natalia's friends was also heading to the cheering. Once they found the source, they noticed that Natalia was In the middle. "What's going on?" Asked king avian. A resident looked at him. "The young child has inspired us to acknowledge others, things that you once taught us." Said a resident. The old owl looked toward the sky, he smiled knowing that Natalia has gathered a following. He listened to the cheering. And chuckled..