It sounded like the sky was grumbling but Hamish knew it was Breeze shouting. He decided to visit Breeze.
Hamish was huffing and puffing when he arrived at the cave to find Breeze staring at a fairy cake.
“Thank you.” Hamish said.
Breeze said, “It’s not for you. This is the last one. A thief stole the rest along with my peppermint tea.”
“Maybe they were lost or hungry,” Hamish suggested. “You know you should always give to those who have less than you do.”
“Hmm. When they steal my stuff they have more than me. ” Breeze bent low and looked into Hamish’s eyes. “So what do I do?”
Hamish smiled. “We should ask someone smart like Elegant or Tulip. ”
“Perhaps Elegant is the one to visit first.” Breeze suggested.”Tulip usually has a Fairy Group Meeting on Wednesday afternoons. Today is Wednesday.”
They found Elegant sitting on her front step reading a book. It was called, “How to be the nicest witch ever.”
Breeze said, “You can’t get any nicer Elegant.”
She was delighted and said,” Thank you. Tea and cake?”
They accepted. As he munched on caraway seed cake, Breeze asked, ” Can you make Lovisma become kind and nice?”
Elegant said, “I hope so. Why did you come to see me? Are you sick?”
Breeze explained his problem adding, “I think it is Dandelion Bear.”
“I don’t know this bear.” Elegant said. “She keeps to her self.”
“Ahh a t-r-o-u-b-l-e-m-a-k-e-r .” Breeze said.
“No, we don’t know that.” She looked at Breeze and Hamish. They looked at their feet.
Elegant was considering the problem. “Have you asked her why she is doing this?”
“I have.” Breeze said.
“She says she didn’t do it. But Spike saw her.” The frog popped out of Breeze’s shirt pocket and said “Ribbit.”
“We need a plan.” Hamish said.
Hamish and Elegant hid in the cave as the sun peeped over the edge of the earth. Breeze was asleep.
“He sleeps too much.” Elegant muttered.
A dark shape entered the cave. Elegant flicked her wrist and a soft light came on. It was Dandelion. Hamish opened his mouth to shout but Elegant said “SSssshhhh. Follow me.”
Elegant stood before Dandelion who was choosing six cupcakes and a handful of peppermint leaves. The bear didn’t see Elegant. Dandelion walked out of the cave. Elegant said. “She doesn’t know she is doing it.”
Hamish said, “Rubbish I saw her. You saw her.”
“She was asleep. Dandelion bear sleepwalks.”
Hamish looked towards Breeze. “He won’t believe you.”
“Don’t worry I can make him believe.” Elegant woke Breeze.
He looked over at his almost empty cupboard. “Did you eat them?” He asked Hamish.
“No. But I did consider it before she arrived.”
“Aha so it was Dandelion.” Breeze said.
Elegant said, “First you should watch this.”
She pointed her wand at the wall.ie“I need to show the truth to give relief,
to this ogre who is bothered by a thief.”
As Breeze and Hamish stared at the wall they saw an image of Dandelion walk into the cave. When the light dimmed. Breeze turned to them. “She was sleeping but still she has to see the crumbs and empty cases when she wakes.”
Elegant said, “Lets go and find out.”
They walked along the mountain path to Dandelions home. They tiptoed inside.
Elegant waved her wand and said,
“Please don’t let us make a sound or she will take fright
an angry bear is not a pretty sight.”
Dandelion began to snore. Her paws were tucked under her head and a group of mice were neatly tugging the peppermint leaves out of Dandelions grasp. The mice scurried away. Two crows swooped low to collect a cupcake before flying away into the early morning light.
The three friends walked outside.
Breeze didn’t know what to say. Elegant said. “We need to show her. ” That evening they returned to Dandelion’s cave.
Dandelion was horrified. Tears trickled down her fur. “I’m sorry. I didn’t know I am a thief.” She sobbed.
“No you are not a thief.” Elegant said. “This will help. It is a soothing potion. You will dream but you won’t sleepwalk.”
Elegant gave Breeze and Dandelion two large baskets of cakes and bakes. “These should keep you both happy for a day or two. Dandelion if you come to my house tomorrow night I will teach you how to bake.”
Hamish looked at Breeze, “You will have a neighbour who bakes.”
Breeze said, “I must not shout at Dandelion ever again.”