Chapter.7 “A Royal Invitation”
The morning was silent, The only noise they could hear was the brush of the leaves as the cool morning breeze swept by the enchanted forest tree’s.
“Burr.. what a cold breeze this is, eh?” Oliver whispered. “Ya, hopefully it calms down. Hey Oliver we should really go and get some breakfast, I’m pretty hungry what about you?” Asked Twilly. “Ya I’m hungry too. Come on you guys lets all get up and look for food and water for breakfast.” said Oliver.
So Pip and Gus both got up too. “Hey you guys why don’t we just go back to that spot with the river and berry bushes!” Twilly mentioned. “Alright lets go!” Pip agreed. So they all walked until they got to that one wonderful, fish filled river with the delightful berry bushes off aside the river. Once they all had their fill on food they started to walk back.
They were all quiet and filled with fear no one knew when the war was going to hit and how hard it was going to be. Once they got back from the river the army and all the others in the forest were dead silent, “Hey you! brave mouse, why is everyone so quiet?” asked Gus. “Just listen. You’ll find out.
Booom…. Boooom…. Booooom. “You hear that?” asked the mouse, “that is the sound of Elarmias giant’s. That is the great evil army that is coming for us.. right now.” “Oh my gosh..” Gus said quietly,”you really have to watch out for the giants they will throw rocks boulders and anything else at you, they will also try and step on you.” Continued the mouse. “Step on us!?” Pip said trying to hide the fright in her voice. “Yes so watch out my friends this war is going to be a big one.” The young mouse finished and slowly pattered away, leaving the group swarming with questions.
” hey, where did Oliver go?” Twilly asked. “I don’t really know.” Gus answered as he scanned the perimeter of the kingdom. “No sign of him, oh wait there he is over there! He’s talking to king Munchie,” Shreaked Gus. “what is he doing over there?” Twilly’s mind drowned in questions, when suddenly Oliver comes leaping over back to him.
“Why were you talking to king Munchie?” Pip asked right at the moment Oliver arrived back. “Oh, the pudgy little king invited me to tea with him and the other knights, you know just to discuss strategies for the war to come, while we sip on a bit of well made willow tree tea, the finest in the kingdom.” Oliver said quite happily.
Twilly looked at Oliver blankly, “Well can Me, Pip, and Gus come?” Twilly asked anxiously. “No, of course not! Only the finest, most well trained Knights can go. Sorry young chap.” Twilly stared at Oliver with disappointment. “Oh okay, the three of us will just stay behind then. “When is the tea party at?” Pip curiously asked.
“It is at four thirty, and I think it is three now” Oliver said. “And it is inside the White Willow Palace, it is going to be lovely, aside from the war part and such.” Said Oliver.
“Well hope the tea is good, I have never tried tea before… is it good?” Twilly asked. “It is quite good especially the kind I will be having; Willow Tree tea, it is made from the bark of a willow tree and the leaves from a willow tree. It is the best of all!” Oliver bragged. “Oh well have fun at your tea party, tell us the strategies that we will be using for the war,” Pip quietly said. “I will, okay well I should be on my way now it is almost four fifteen, early is always good.”
To be continued…