Hey Dearies! So, I am trying something new and going to have my sister write a short story based off of one of her drawings. I will post her YouTube Channel and Deviart account pages at the end of the story!
~A Fairy’s Kindness~
By: Kitty Sayjo
Long ago, in a simple town, there lived a lonely tailor named Tucker. He ran one of the finest tailor shops in the kingdom and many have been fascinated by the clothes he would make.
However, his business was on the verge of collapsing. For the past few months, more talent tailors began setting up shop in Tucker’s hometown, stealing his customers away. No matter how hard he tried, Tucker couldn’t find a way to stand out and was at risk of losing his business.
One night, Tucker was in his workshop working on sewing some new clothes when he heard something tapping the window. He got up and heads towards the window. As he opens the window, a small voice greeted him. Tucker scans the area, but he couldn’t see who it was.
“Down here, mister.” the voice said. Tucker looks down to see a small fairy starring back at him. Shocked, he fell backwards as the fairy flies inside.
“It’s okay. You don’t need to be afraid.” the fairy says.
“T-This can’t be real. I must be seeing things.” Tucker says to himself as he slowly gets up.
“I can assure you that I’m real, Tucker.” the fairy replies as she flies over to his work desk.
“How do you know my name?” Tucker asked.
“I’ve been watching you for the past few days and I notice that your tailoring business isn’t doing so well, so I came to help.” the fairy replies.
“How are you going to help me?” Tucker asked.
“I’ll show you.” the fairy replies as she flies over to some of the clothes that Tucker had made. With the wave of her hand, the clothes became more brighter and elegant. Tucker couldn’t believe his eyes as he examined the clothes.
“This is amazing. Thank you, fairy.” he says.
“Please, call me Adeline.” the fairy replies.
“But why are you helping me?” Tucker asked.
“It’s a fairy duty to help those in need.” Adeline replies as she flies towards the window.
“Wait, where are you going?” Tucker asked as he follows her to the window.
“I have to go, but I promise that I’ll be back tomorrow night.” Adeline replies as she flies out of the window and into the night sky.
The next morning, Tucker displays the new clothes that Adeline fixed up. Suddenly, many of his old customers began to return to his store. By the end of the day, Tucker had made more money than he has ever made it the past few months.
That night, Tucker anxiously waited for Adeline to return. He began working on sewing more clothes when he heard the tapping coming from the window again. He immediately heads towards the window to let Adeline in.
Adeline flies in holding a sack that was bigger than her. Seeing how she was was struggling to carry it, Tucker takes the sack and places it on his work desk.
“Thank you, Tucker. I had a hard time bringing that here.” Adeline says as she lands on the work desk.
“It’s the least I can do for you.” Tucker replies as he sits down in his chair.
Adeline walks over to the sack and loosens the rope to release the contents that were inside. Curious, Tucker looks inside to find a variety of berries.
“What are these for?” Tucker asked as he picks up one of the berries.
“There for helping you dye the clothes that you make.” Adeline replies, cheerfully.
“I never thought of using berries as dye.” Tucker says.
“Really, it’s a common technique from all the tailors that I’ve seen in the past few years. Hasn’t anyone shown you this?” Adeline asked. Tucker hangs his head in shame.
“No, I was self taught when I started this business. I used to be the only tailor in this town and I only knew the basic,” Tucker replies. Feeling sorry for him, Adeline flew over to tucker and lifted his head.
“Don’t worry, I can show you those technique.” she says.
“Really?” Tucker asked.
“Of course, but I can only come at night until the end of the month.” Adeline replies.
“Why only a month?” Tucker asked.
“I can’t stay in the human world for a long period of time.” Adeline replies as she flies over to the work desk.
“But can you show me is such a short period of time.” Tucker asked.
“We better get started then.” Adeline replies as she carries a few of the berries.
As the days pass, Adeline began showing Tucker all the ways he can make his clothes look better. Unfortunately, the month was coming to an end and Tucker wasn’t ready to see Adeline go.
On the last night, Adeline came through the window as usual to find Tucker sitting by his work desk with a sad expression on his face.
“What’s wrong?” she asked.
After saying that, Tucker immediately snaps out of his gloomy state of mind. “Oh, Adeline. I didn’t hear you coming in.” he says as he stands up.
“You do know that this is the last day, right?” Adeline asked as she lands on the work desk.
“Of course I know. I actually made you made you something.” Tucker replies as he walks over to the closet.
“What is it?” Adeline asked.
“It’s a surprise.” Tucker replies as he walks out of the closet with his hands behind his back. He walks up to Adeline and pulls out his right hand to reveal a small dress.
“You made this for me?” Adeline asked as she take the dress from him.
“I wanted to thank you for everything that you’ve done for me.” Tucker replies.
“I love it. Thank you, Tucker.” Adeline says.
“Why don’t you try it on? I would love to see you wear it.” Tucker says.
“Sure thing.” Adeline replies as she flies behind some of clothes that were hanging. Minutes later, Adeline came out wearing the dress Tucker made for her.
“How do I look?” she asked as she twirls around in the air.
“Lovely.” Tucker replies as he walks closer to her. Without warning, Tucker pulls out a jar and catches Adeline inside it.
“Tucker, what are you doing?” Adeline asked, thinking that this was a joke. Tucker just stayed silent as he tightly screws on the cap. “Okay, you can let me out now.” Adeline went on as she starts to panic.
“Why would I want to do that?” Tucker asked.
“Because I’m your friend!” Adeline replies.
“Of course you are. That’s why I’m keeping you in this jar, so you can’t leave.” Tucker says.
“Why?” Adeline asked.
“Do you know how long it’s been since I had a friend like you. I’ve been working on this business for most of my life and I never was able to make a friend. Now that I have you, I won’t be so lonely anymore.” Tucker replies.
“You can’t do this, Tucker. Now let me out of here!” Adeline says in an angry tone of voice. Tucker ignores her as he places the jar in a safe location.
“Good night, Adeline,” he says as he leaves the room.
“I mean it, Tucker. Let me out of here!” Adeline yells out as she bands on the glass jar.
For the past few days, Tucker was running his business in the morning and talking to Adeline at night. As the night passes. Adeline started to get weaker and weaker.
One day, after closing up the shop for the day, Tucker heads to his workshop to get Adeline, But as he grabs the jar, he notice that Adeline wasn’t looking so well.
“Adeline, are you okay?” he asked. Adeline tries to stand up, but immediately falls to her knees.
“This…is why… I couldn’t…stay in…. the human world.” Adeline replies.
“Please don’t die. There has to be something I can do!” Tucker begs. Adeline slowly points up at the top of the jar before lying back down. Looking down at Adeline’s condition, Tucker knew what he had to do as he slowly twists the jar cap.