Friday, July 13, 2012

Trip to DDE - Part 2

(For Part One, Click here - Trip to DDE Part 1 )

I wandered up to the door and moved the business cards out of the way.

I knocked, but no one answered.

So I just walked in.

No sign of anyone on the first floor. But the house had that strange "hush" feeling to it that only a place where someone is hiding can get. I knew someone was here. I was hoping that someone was my sister, Juno.

I got upstairs, and quietly called for Juno and...

There she was!

With all the other "runaways" too! Pixies I hadn't seen in MONTHS! Hiding out in DDE! Who would've thought?

We all settled on the rather comfy little sleeping bags they had, and they filled me in. They had been hiding in Wendy's purse, just one or two at a time, each work day morning and secretly rode to DDE with her. Once they arrived, they climbed out when no one was looking, hid, and then found each other after the store closed.

It had all been Harley's idea, though Juno had been the first one to make the journey to DDE. Harley was surprised I'd found them, and I told them about the strange, dark haired girl who'd lead me to them.

And that was when Juno filled me in about who the little, dark haired girl was.

She told me her name is Fawn. She's a second hand doll from a big doll collection. She'd only had one owner, and the collector had ordered her about 6 years ago, but no longer wanted her.

She stands still, all day, with all the other dolls (some of whom are second hand from the same collection) and hopes someone will buy her and take her home.

But she's a little old for a ball jointed doll, and a bit beat up. Juno said she had once said of herself that she was old and ugly, and thought she would probably stand in the store forever, and that was just how it was to be. She said she didn't complain, but that sometimes she seemed very, very sad.

Fawn had been helping the runaways right from the start.

It was Fawn who had suggested the dollhouse to Juno as a place to hide. From her shelf she could see that  no one really moved or messed with it, and knew it would be a safe place for them.

And it was Fawn who, when she realized there would be more runaways coming, showed Juno and Madera where the store owner's kids kept some of their toys, including a bunch of sleeping bags for their toy dolls.

Every morning, Fawn put the business cards back in front of the door, so no one would ever suspect that pixies might be in there, sleeping the day away. It was brilliant camouflage.

And Fawn was the one to find the new arrivals and direct them to Juno and the others at the house, just as she had directed me there.

The other dolls wouldn't talk to Fawn anymore, because she helped Juno and the other "renegades".

But Fawn didn't let it bother her. She put herself back on her stand every morning, and slipped her sales tag back on.

And stood still, waiting for a new life that she feared would never come.

I felt bad for Fawn. Here she'd helped my sister, and my friends, who were all very excited about going home (now that I'd convinced them at Wendy wouldn't sell them), and we were leaving her. And to what? Other dolls that wouldn't speak to her? Lonely nights in a doll store? It wasn't right.

There was really only one thing to do, though I couldn't believe I was doing it.

There are no pictures of me begging Wendy to buy Fawn and bring her home with us. I do have SOME pride. I still can't believe it. I went to DDE to PREVENT Wendy from bringing home a doll and instead I BEGGED her to bring one home.

I had clearly lost my mind.

No one could've been more shocked about the turn of events than Fawn, though. She seemed a bit overwhelmed, maybe disbelieving, and was very quiet the whole way home.

Juno found out later that Fawn had been so silent because she was afraid that if she spoke, she might wake herself out of this dream and find herself back on the shelf, still for sale, and she didn't want to wake up.

Poor thing. Well, time will be what shows her that it's not a dream, I think. I hope she likes the Wylde Kingdom.

So now there are a bunch of pixies back in the Kingdom! I forgot what it was like to have voices around, it's been so quiet here.

I have a lot of catching up to do, and we need to get everyone settled. It may be a bit before I get a chance to post, but I'll try to keep you posted about what's going on. And I'll let you know how Fawn settles in too.

Talk to you soon!

- Miri


  1. What a lovely tale!

    I am so happy for Fawn!

  2. Thanks, Lou Who. Me too. :) She seems to be settling in pretty well, though I think she still can't quite believe she's here. Should be an interesting weekend. :)

  3. I'm so happy you convinced Wendy to bring Fawn home! It looks like she really deserved a new life!
    And thank goodness you found the runaways! I bet everyone is so happy to be home again.

  4. Hey Pastel! Yeah, I'm happy Fawn came home with us too, though I doubt I'll ever hear the end of it from Wendy.

    And this is only SOME of the runaways. There are a lot more pixies that live here in the Kingdom. Juno doesn't know where they are. Her little group made a run for it after the first Ebay auctions started, but they didn't see any of the others. They're here somewhere. I'll find them. WE'LL find them, now that there's a bunch of us. I'm extra determined. :) Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh thank goodness! I was really worried poor Fawn would be left behind for a minute there!

    Lovely to see some of the runaways back as well. :D

  6. While I was reading this I was also begging someone to bring Fawn home. I am so happy that Wendy did :) I hope everyone is now happy again.
    Hugs Maria

  7. I'm really happy for Fawn. That's the saddest-looking doll I've ever seen! Wendy did good, and you have a big heart, Miranda. Way to go! xo Jennifer

  8. Hey Randomfish, well... I had a feeling it wouldn't be TOO hard to talk Wendy into bringing her home. Fawn is settling in pretty well, and she seems happy here. It's AWESOME having Devika, and Juno and the bunch back here too. We'll find the rest. We will.

    Hi Maria! Yeah...if Wendy hadn't agreed to bring her home with us I don't know what I would've done. But I would've found her somewhere to go. It was just the right thing to do. So far it's been one big pixie party here, which is part of why I won't be around to blog for a little bit. All of the houses were abandoned, and there's a lot of work to be done to make them so they'll be habitable again. But it's worth it! Hugs to you too!

    Thank you guys so much for your kind comments on this whole thing. I know it means a lot to Fawn too (who is still completely floored by the internet and that her picture is up here. Poor sheltered, collection doll.) Have a great weekend!

  9. Aww, thanks Plushpussycat! And yeah, Fawn has a very sad look to her, but I think she's starting to cheer up a little bit. Once she really believes us that she's here to stay, I think it'll change her whole demeanor. But we'll see.

  10. I am so happy everyone is home!

  11. I absolutely Adore this whole story, and Fawn is absolutely Precious - you bring so much life to these little ones. Lucky Fawn to have been found by you and Miranda!

  12. YAY! I'm so glad Fawn has a home. She is very pretty with her forlorn expression. Imagine how beautiful she would be if she could smile.

    Congrats to all the runaways finding their way back home!

  13. I am so glad that the runaways have been found. As I was looking at all of your pictures I kept thinking "if no one else wanted her, I would"
    I am so glad you talked Wendy into taking her home with you.

  14. Dear Miri,
    You a very wonderful and loving pixie. I am so glad that Fawn now has a home. I know you are very happy to have your sister and friends back.
    Your friend,

  15. Oh this is just too good. I really enjoyed the tale. I am a sucker for happy endings.

  16. Miri you have a heart of gold. I alwayz knew you did, but this touching story revealed it more than ever. I am SO GLAD to see the rest of the pixiez. Devika haz alwayz been my little favourite besidez you. It is so good to see the gang returning. I am looking forward to seeing them in the new book shop.
    I tell you how to make Fawn smile, stand her on her head. It worked for my gang and we all fell about laughing afterwardz. LOL Maybe she'z like Ingnutz, he looks sad, but inside he'z full of giggleziz. You just have to get to know him.

  17. Yay! So glad to see the other pixies, especially Vee, Juno, and Phoebe! Hopefully Mr Thorne will come out of hiding soon. And welcome to Fawn, I hope she settles in nicely and we see more of her :)

  18. Hey Zorropirate. Me too. I missed them a lot.

    Hi Tiggy! I'm glad you and your companion enjoyed it. Fawn is a sweet kid, and I'm really glad she's in the Kingdom with us. I feel lucky to have found HER! The other pixies just adore her, and she's a sweetheart. Anyway, more updates later.

    Hey Bama, every once in a while I keep thinking Fawn is going to crack a smile, so we're working on her. You never know. :)

    Thanks, Mother Goose. I was torn, I'd said no more dolls, but in this case I HAD to made an exception. But I'm being told more and more that lots of other people would've brought her home if we hadn't. It makes Fawn really happy to hear that, too. Though I think she still has a hard time believing it all.

    Aww, thanks Cordie. But don't tell anyone. I don't want that kind of thing getting out, ya know? And I am over the moon to have them back. There are more of them here, in the Kingdom, I know it. We'll find them all. They're here somewhere.

    *blush* Thanks NyXyz. Devika is a sweetie and has been my best friend for about as long as I can remember. They LOVE the book store, and there are some changes with that too that I'll have to tell you about. I need to blog more! There's just so much going on! I'm not sure how easy it would be for us pixies to stand Fawn on her head, but it'd be pretty freakin funny to try. We'll have to see. :)

    Hi Anna! Thanks! And I'm sure you'll be seeing more of Fawn. The other pixies ADORE her, and she's about inseparable from Juno. They're trying to help her get her strength back (it's hard after being stationary in a collection for all those years), and I'll have to blog about that too! More blog entries! :)

    Thank you all for stopping by and commenting. It means a lot, and I know Fawn is really touched that so many people care about her, even if she doesn't quite believe it yet. :)

  19. This is such a beautiful story! Miri,so glad you found Juno and Devika and the rest. And Fawn is so heartbreaking to look at, she looks so sad and sweet. I'm so glad she'll be livingin the Wylde kingdom....

  20. Thanks, Lisa. I missed them all way more than I even realized. And yeah, Fawn might be the saddest thing I'd ever seen. But I think she's starting to perk up. Poor baby.