Aoife and the tale of the mouse
It was rather a gray day, which meant Aoife slept later than normal. In fact if it hadn't
been for her baby brother Sean making a racket while having breakfast in the kitchen,
she would have slept later still. Her new magical fairy friend had called to her
bedroom window late the evening before. She had been rather frightened at first when
she heard the tap tapping coming from her window. She had slowly crept to the
window, climbed on her chair, picked up the very edge of the curtain and peeked out.
She had nearly tumbled off the chair when Amber's face appeared outside grinning
happily. "Jeepers Amber", Aoife whispered "you gave me a fright". "Sorry", giggled
Amber. " I was hoping you were awake. I was collecting a tooth from near here and
though I could say hello". Aoife opened the window and the little fairy hopped over
the window sill and in a flash was sitting on Aoife's bed post. "Are you allowed to be
here", Aoife asked. "Eh, well not really", she replied with another giggle "But they
will think I'm still collecting the tooth". "How come you had to knock on the window",
Aoife asked as she clambered back into her bed, hugging her knees to her chest. "Oh,
I don't have to", said Amber twirling on the bed post on one leg sending a shower of
glitter in all directions. "But I thought it would be rude just to arrive with no
warning". And so the two had giggled and chatted for ages. When Aoife's eyes began
to get heavy Amber kissed her on the forehead and in a little sparkle was gone.
Aoife was still very sleepy, but she could hear laughter coming from the kitchen and
decided that she should really get up and find out what was so funny. She pulled on
her light pink dressing gown, stepped into her slippers and trudged downstairs
yawning loudly. "Oh, hello sleepy head", greeted her mother as she bent down to kiss
Aoife's curly head. "I thought you would sleep till dinner time" . "Sorry Mummy",
yawned Aoife sleepily. "I was very sleepy. I could hear you laughing". "They could
hear your mother laughing on the moon", her father said laughing, dodging the dish
cloth that her mother threw at him. He checked his watch "I am running late" ; he said
grabbing his lunch from the counter. "I've got go. Kisses to all." And with that
dashed out the door and off to work.
"So what was funny?" asked Aoife as she climbed up on her stool and grabbed her
favourite cereal box and tipped come of the contents into her bowl. Her mother
giggled again "It was just Sean", she said. "I turned my back for 2 seconds and he
was covered in food". "Oh right", said Aoife, thinking to her self how often this
happened and thought this was pretty normal for her little brother, but she did like to
hear her mummy laugh. "So little Miss what are you up to today?" asked her mother.
"I dunno really, I suppose I can play in the garden", she said hopefully. " It's not
raining". "Sounds ok to me", replied her mother "Just stay out of the bushes today will
you, I have never seen so many bits of bushes as you had on your clothes the last
day". "I will Mummy", promised Aoife hiding a smile and remembering why she was
covered in bits of the hedge. She had climbed through hedges with the tooth fairy
Amber in search for the fairies missing wand.