Jun 25, 9:35 AM
A Witch's New Best Friend <3 <3
Anime Relations: Fairy Tail, Fairy Tail Movie 1: Houou no Miko, Fairy Tail Movie 1: Houou no Miko - Hajimari no Asa, Fairy Tail (2014), Fairy Tail Movie 2: Dragon Cry, Fairy Tail: Final Series
Written By @LadySofia (^__^)
A Witch's New Best Friend
A Witch's New Best Friend
Foreword: You do NOT have to read this book sitting on a chair! Of course it is not forbidden to do that, because this book wants you to read it in any way you want. So you can sit on a chair, or jump up and down, or swing on a swing in the playground, or hang upside down from a bar while reading this book. Whichever way you want, is the right way to read this book.
If you don‘t know just what you want to do, maybe Mia or Margrit, the main characters of this book will give you some fun ideas on how to read books!
So then, that's enough talk ABOUT this book, now lets get to reading it! Have fun!
Luna‘s school of Sparkling Spells was not like most schools. Truly, it was a school like none other on the whole world, probably in the whole universe. Sure, kids still went there to learn thing, like any other school, and teachers still taught there. And the children played with each other of course, and made friends, just like in any other school.
But still…. The school was different from any other. Here, the children still learned English, mathematics and such, but also wizardry, flying on broomsticks and sorcery and potion making. They learned changing their form and the weather, and how to speak with animals.
Luna, the schools director, had even started a class for laughing, where one part of the class would tickle the other until they laughed hysterically.
That was one of Mia‘s favourite classes, together with Spell Casting, and PE. But the other children usually didn't like teaming up with her in laughing class, because she tended to sneak up behind her partners and start tickling them all of sudden, which scared them a bit. And in Spell Casting Class and PE, Mia still had fun, but she didn't get good grades there, because she didn't always like doing as her teachers told her, and tried finding her own way of doing things.
The class she disliked most was English, in which she wasn't very good. Mostly, because she didn't like reading the books they were told to read. The English teacher, Miss Truepurple usually made them read books in class, sitting at their desks, and then talk about the books. But Mia wasn't very fond of reading books that way, and after a few sentences, her thoughts would wander away, and she couldn't concentrate on the book anymore. So she got bad grades in that class. But it wasn't that she didn't like reading, she actually enjoyed it a lot. It was just that she read in her own way: hanging upside down on her broomstick several feet up above the ground. She loved the feeling of the blood going to her head, and the sense of gravity pulling at her belly. Like this she could fully concentrate on the book, sometimes flying some miles away from the school ground without thinking much about it because she was in the middle of a good book. She‘d also tried standing on one foot on her broom, while reading. She‘d found that to be extremely funny.
Mia would have loved to share her love of reading this way with a friend, but her problem was, that she didn't have any friends. The other children at Luna‘s school of Sparkling Spells didn't like Mia's way of friendship. Mia loved sneaking up on the others, and giving them a scare. Then she‘d giggle happily and ask if the others wanted to play with her, or showed them a new spell she learned. Usually the others just walked away, looking confused, and tried to ignore her.
What do you think Dear Reader? Should Mia have changed her way of approaching others, so that they didn't think her weird, and maybe would talk to her? Or is it better to just be yourself, and with that giving the others a chance to see who you really are? What way of making friends is your way?
Mia‘s way was definitely to scare others, to sneak around, giggling softly and to think of new ways to stay hidden. And by not changing herself for others, by staying her own happy and active self, she found her new best friend. Her first friend.
She was not the only girl at Luna‘s School of Sparkling Magic who didn't have any friends. There was one other girl, names Margrit Snappyspark. Margrit usually spent her time making potions, or reading books about potions, or thinking about potions. She had mastered the art of reading, while she was stirring her magical pot, or while she was walking from class to class. Margrit was a silent girl, with her own sense of humour. That being, to put her potions in other peoples food, and see what happened. Mostly harmless potions, so that the one consuming them floated around in the air for a few hours, or spoke in a high pitched voice, or that their hair colour changed. The other school children found that weird, and didn't know what to think of this silent girl so they left her to her potions, and no one ever really tried talking to her much.
Well, only if they maybe had a question about potions, because Margrit knew EVERYTHING about potions. Actually it was the only class Margrit did well, in all the others she failed, and her grades were maybe the worst of the whole class. Except maybe Mia‘s grades, which might have been even worse.
Margrit's problem with making friends was, that she never approached other children, to talk to them. This way, the others could never really get to know her, and only thought of her as the girl who put potions in other peoples food and drink.
The day those two witches first met, was when they were both called to Miss Truepurple, the English teacher because of their bad grades.
Dear Reader, I hope you've liked this story so far, and that you are reading this in whatever way you love. Also, don‘t worry if you want to take a pause of reading it for a while, and do something different. If you don‘t want to read this in one sitting, you don‘t have to. Just keep that in mind. But back to our two witches, who are about to become friends very very soon.
Even though Miss Truepurple was an English teacher, and English was not a very magical class, her room did look very witch like. Tiny bright orbs of colourful dust twirled around in the whole room, lighting it up with a faint glow. The fire in the fireplace had the form of a sleeping lion, which yawned sometimes, showing giant fiery teeth. And Miss Truepurple, true to her name wore a bright purple dress, and a deep purple floppy hat, in which a small mouse had made her nest. The mouses name was Lindsey, and she was Miss Truepurple's pet.
The teachers eyes (which were also purple, thanks to a spell she had cast) fixed on the two little witches, and she said: „ You two are worrying me, your grades in English class seem to be getting worse and worse. And I have also noticed, that you two don‘t read the books I tell you to read in class. Would you care to tell me, why you don‘t try to do better? Both of you?“
Mia was the first one to chirp up: „Please Miss Truepurple, I would like to read the books you tell me to read in class, but I just can‘t concentrate when I have to sit before a desk! If I could hang upside down on my broom in class, I would surely read the books better, because I can concentrate on books very well, when I hang upside down! Can I please please do that in class? You could try it too! It is really awesome and fun!“
Miss Truepurple wasn't a mean teacher, but she did look doubtful: „Mia, if everyone was on their broomstick in class, it would end in utter chaos, we can‘t do such a thing, you shall have to try harder to read like everybody else does. I‘m sorry dear. What about you, Margrit?“
Margrits focus was not on the teacher though, because she had just seen a book in a shelf, on which in bright green letters the word „Potions“ was written.
„Margrit? Can you concentrate on this talk right now? This is really important my love.“ Miss Truepurple said sternly, but also kind.
Margrit looked at her, and sighed: „I know…. Its just that I don‘t really like the books we read in class. They are not about potion making at all! And I can‘t really concentrate on reading those books, when they don‘t interest me, and there are too many words I don‘t know...“
„But Margrit dear, if you don‘t know a word, just ask me, and I will tell you what it means! I am there to help you all out in such cases.“ The teacher said kindly. Margrit nodded, and went back to looking dreamily towards the Potions book: „Can I borrow that book please?“ She asked. Sighing, Miss Truepurple nodded: „Of course, but take good care of it, it is a precious book to me.“
In the meantime Mia had started shifting on her seat, stretching her arm, and bouncing a bit. She was getting restless, and her bare feet tapped rhythmically on the ground.
„You can both go now, but I ask you to try better in class, and if you have any problems, come to me, and I will try to help you out. Now have a nice day both of you.“
Margrit took the Potions book from the shelf, and Mia jumped from her chair, bouncing up and down happily. They both left together.
As soon as they were out of the door, Margrit opened the book and started reading while she walked. She never lifted her head to see where she was going, because she still had enough awareness to not walk straight into a wall. The walls were beautiful too, all in bright colours, and not even at all. Sometimes there was a gap in the wall, in one of which a bright green and tiny dragonlady had made her nest.
Suddenly, Mia tapped Margrits shoulder out of nowhere, and shouted: „Gotcha!“.
Margrit jumped in surprise, and nearly let her book fall.
„Is that book good? How come you don‘t walk into a wall? Have you ever tried reading while upside down? Its fun, believe me! And do you also think Lindsey is a cute mouse?“ Mia spoke so fast that Margrit nearly couldn't follow her, and Mia was also still jumping upside down. Her blueish-green eyes were wide, and sparkling with curiosity.
Margrit said softly: „There is a potion in this book that I want to try making, and when I read I can still see the world around me, so I don‘t fall down the stairs or such. And no, I haven‘t tried reading upside down, and yes, Lindsey is a cute mouse. I could probably make a potion that would turn her purple...“ her eyes started shining bright with happiness when she thought about making a new potion.
„Ooooooh, that would be awesome! I think Miss Truepurple would like that too! Can I come with you, and see how you make a potion? I‘m not very good at making potions myself though, even though I think its fun!“ Margrit nodded, and all the way to the Potion making room, Mia chatted on. She was very happy to finally have found someone who listened to her. And Margrit was also happy, to have found someone who was interested in seeing her potions.
„And then, I cast a spell that turned the walls of my room into pink goo! It was so funny, and I could throw glitter dust on it, and everything was so colourful and glittery! I wish I could show you, but the teachers made me clean it all up and turn it back into how it was before…. What are you adding there?“ Mia curiously stared at the glass full of blue dust which Margrit was adding to her potion.
„Dust from a fairies wings, I got it from my parents for Christmas. It makes this potion stronger than it would normally be. But I shouldn't add too much! Here, this little pinch is enough.“ And Margrit showed her new friend how to add the fairy dust, without making the whole room explode. She was really good at it, and thanks to her, Mia finally understood some things about potion making, that she hadn't been able to grasp before.
When the potion was done and put into a small flask and that flask into Margrits pocket, they both left for the lunch hall, both smiling happily, and still talking.
The next day, in English Class, Miss Truepurple didn't make the children read the book in class, but told them to have finished it by next Friday, which was three days from now. It wasn't a very long book, but Margrit still sighed. Mia grinned at her: „Hey, that's great! At least we won‘t have to read it sitting down now!“ But Margrit said: „Yes, but its not about potions, and I KNOW I won‘t be concentrated while reading it! I will have forgotten everything about it by the time we talk about it in class… I‘d rather finish the potion we have to do for Potion Making Class! Have you made yours yet?“
Mia stared at her: „We have to do a potion? I didn't hear about that!! What do I do now? I‘m really no good at making potions Margrit! Can you help me? Pretty please?“
Her friend smiled softly at her: „Sure Mia. You can look at how I do my potion, and do the same.“
„Awwww, thank you, thank you, thank you! You are the best friend ever!“ Mia spun happily in circles around Margrit, and then hugged her tightly.
But it turned out that Mia really couldn't make that potion well, she always got the order wrong in which she was supposed to add the ingredients, and sometimes added too much or too little. In the end Margrit told her she would do the potion for her, because there wasn't enough time for Mia to do it correctly herself.
Mia felt bad about making Margrit do her work. Until she got an idea. A great idea actually.
„Hey! Margrit! How about you make my potion, and I read the book we are supposed to read for English! I could read it out loud for you, while you do the potions! Could we try that out please? I‘m sure it will be awesome and fun!“
Margrit grinned: „That's a great idea! Lets try it out!“
So Mia got her broomstick, jumped onto it, and hung upside down swinging forward and backwards, while she held the book. Then she started reading out loud for her friend, and when Margrit didn't understand something (a word, or the meaning behind some part of the book), Mia stopped reading and explained it to her friend. They stopped often, to talk about the book, or to talk about the potion Margrit was making, and so she could explain to her friend all about the ingredients. In the end, it took them both less than two days to finish their tasks. Those two days were full of laughing, and talking, and hanging upside down and playing fun games together. They both had never finished a school task with this much fun, and in this short a time. Once, Mia sneaked up on Margrit while she was making a potion, and said „Booo“ loudly so that Margrit accidentally put in a whole bottle of molten silver into the cauldron. The potion inside started bubbling and growling, and then cooled back down again, now being brightly green and somewhat slimy. In the end, it turned out to be even better with all that silver inside, and they both hugged each other out of happiness and gave each other an upside down high five.
Mia also tried lots of Margrits potions, one that made her float in the air, without eve needing her broomstick, and so she just read the book upside down like that, until the potion wore down again.
The two also played out some of the scenes from the book, each one imitating a character, and acting out some scenes.
The day they had to show their potions in class finally came, and when the teacher sniffed at their potions she smiled: „Those smell like good potions you two! Lets try them out!“ And she took a sip from the first one (they were both different potions, because Margrit had made a different one for Mia, so the teachers wouldn't notice that she had helped her). The potion teachers skin turned first blue, then red, then green, and it kept on changing: „Oh, this is an interesting potion Margrit! Wonderful for going on parties! You did well on this one dear!“ And she cast a spell, and her skin changed back to normal again. Then she took a sip of the potion Margrit had made for Mia.
The teacher started floating slightly, her feet lifting off the ground. She leaned into one direction, and floated there: „How wonderful! A masterfully made little potion, I can see the use in floating freely for many things. Well done Mia! You truly surprised me with this!“
Mia smiled, and looked at her friend, they both shared a secret clink of the eye.
After that, English Class started. When the teacher asked who had read the book, everyone, Mia and Margrit included lifted their hands. Miss Truepurple nodded proudly. Then she started asking questions about the book, and when it was Mia‘s and Margrits turns, they both answered correctly and Margrit even added a theory to the book, which she had talked about before with Mia. The teacher seemed to be truly impressed by that, and gave Margrit a a bright glowing shooting star pin, which she could put onto her cloak. Margrit beamed with happiness, she had never been this good in English class before!
Then Miss Truepurple asked some children to read aloud, one of which was also Mia. Mia looked scared at the thought of having to read to the class aloud, but then she had an idea: „Margrit, do you still have a bit of that floating potion?“ She asked her friend, who nodded, and gave her the small bottle. Mia drank it, and started floating, then she turned upside down: „I‘m sorry Miss Truepurple, but I can read waaaay better this way! „ And Miss Truepurple nodded, and told her to start reading.
Mia did, and she read fluently and well.
After class, Miss Truepurple told them both to stay in the room with her for a moment. She smiled happily at them and said: „You both truly surprised me today! I thought giving you the task to read the book outside of class would help you improve your interest in it, but I didn't expect you to do this well! Also, I am very glad that you both seem to have become friends! It makes me really happy that you have each other! And after seeing Mia floating upside down and reading so happily, I think I shall allow the use of that potion in class. Maybe it helps some other witches and wizards concentrate too! Might you brew more of that special potion, Margrit?“
Margrit nodded enthusiastically: „Of course Miss Truepurple, I would love to, if I am given the ingredients!“ And she did get all of the ingredients.
While she brewed the potions, Mia spent her company, and tried out different versions of the potion for her, making them both laugh at the fun things the potion made her do.
And afterwards they went into the woods, and played hide and seek - spells and potions allowed. It turned into a game of catch after a while, and when the day ended, they both had laughed so much that their bellies ached, and they both jumped onto their broomsticks, to fly to their room which was high up in a tower. They had asked a teacher if they could share a room together, and it had been allowed. They both cuddled up in their beds, tired and happy.
Mia said: „I love being your friend! This day was the best day ever! Can we play more tomorrow, I want to show you some broomstick tricks I thought of!“
Margrit said back: „Of course! I‘d love to see those broomstick tricks! And I am having an idea for a potion, which will make you breathe underwater! Lets try that one out tomorrow!“
„Sure! Lets do that! It will be fun! Good Night Margrit.“
And they both fell asleep, smiling.
In the days and years that followed, they learned everything together, did everything together too. They both helped each other through the hardest times, making the process of learning incredibly more easy. And also more fun too, because the things you do together are always the things you enjoy more, and remember better. Thanks to that, they became two of the strongest witches to have ever graduated at Luna‘s school of Sparkling Spells. And they stayed friends forever, never truly leaving each others sides, and never growing tired of each other. It was truly a magical friendship.