Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Surprising Return

Every week, I go visit my brother, Sebastian, at his potion shop.

Call me crazy, but something about having most of the pixies you know sold on Ebay will suddenly make you cherish family a lot more.

Even your brother's creepy girlfriend.

I enjoy my visits with the two of them, and Eris really does love him, so I guess it's all good.

Anyway, as I was leaving tonight, I was in for a bit of a shock.

Madera's house was gone, but that wasn't the shocking part. I brokered its leaving, for crying out loud. No, what took its place...

... I ran up to it to touch it, and to see if it was really there. And it was.

C&M Books and Coffee is back!!!

I don't know where it's been, or why. But it's back.

And it's just as empty as it was when Clara and I first bought it from Chloris last year.

Only it was really different, and lonely, looking around at it without Clara.

The lights still worked, which is great.

I flew up the stairs, just to see what there might be to see.

And there was nothing.

The lights still worked, and that's when I noticed them.

Forgotten books on a shelf was what I thought at first, but the titles made it obvious to me that they were more than just that.

They were the first two books I put in the store. My favorite and Clara's favorite. It's no coincidence they're here. She must've left them so I'd know she was around!

And I determined right then and there that once I found the "C" in "C&M Books and Coffee" we're getting this book store back in business and then things might just get back to normal in the Wylde Kingdom!

Now I just wonder where all the OTHER books went. Hmm...

- Miri


  1. Oh Miri, do you really think Clara is around? I love her so much and now I know who the C iz! Will be watching this blossom once again. I'm so pleazed for you. btw we have a little secret here... one of Clara's cousins is going to come and live with us. We're just raising her adoption fee and then she can come home. We I saw your old story I thought it might be nice for her to get together with some of the otherz and maybe, just maybe open their own shop or cafe. It'z been an idea for a while but the Guardian is alwayz so busy. I'll try waving my wand. LOL

  2. Hi NyXyz! Yeah, I'm pretty sure she's here somewhere. The books are just too much of a sign. I'm going to hang out in the coffee shop all day today and wait for her. And if that doesn't work, I'll have to bring my searching inside and see if I can hear her in the walls (she IS a mouse, after all). But she's here. I know it.

    And that's AWESOME that you've got a Clara cousin coming to live with you! It's funny how industrious these mice types are. I've "met" (over the internet) a couple of other mice that had shops! Weird, isn't it? I can't wait to see her shop or cafe. How exciting! I understand about having busy Guardians, believe me, but it'll be worth it having a place to shop or eat! How exciting! Keep me posted, okay? And I'll let you know when Clara turns up for sure!

  3. Yay! C&M is back! Woohoo! I'm looking forward to seeing it again so much! And you're right, your brother's girlfriend sure does look creepy!!! :-) xo Jennifer

  4. Hey Pussycat! I'm pretty psyched too! Turns out the wireless router still works, and I'm typing this from C&M where I'm waiting for Clara to show up. I hope she does.

    And yeah, Eris can be a little... intense looking, but I think she's got a good heart. She's taken care of Sebastian through everything, and that counts for a lot, I guess. But yeah, little creepy. Nice. But creepy.

  5. YAY! I'm so glad some things will be the same after all, or at least almost the same. What a happy time for you Miri.


  6. Hi Bama! Me too! It's about time! And I'm really hopeful this really does mean things will get back to normal now. *fingers crossed* Putting books up on the shelves here at C&M, it almost feels like old times. Now if Clara would just show up!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  7. hey Miri it's so great that Clara is back! I know what you mean about those industrious mouse types, our resident mouse, Minuette has a sweet shop in Pumpkin Hill/Barbietown. Right now she is on vacation (of her own) as her favorite character, Doormouse from Alice in Wonderland, and hanging out with Alice Blythe and the Mad Hatter, having tea of all things! So Dixie is manning the sweet shop!

  8. Hi Lisa! Yep, I remember when Minuette moved in and opened up her shop. She's a pretty cool mouse! That's neat that she's kind of an actress too, hanging out and being the Doormouse. I'm sure Dixie is doing a great job of running the shop. I miss seeing her on Facebook, though. Say "hi" to Dixie for me!