The Forgotten Kingdom

Alfea

It was a nice peaceful sunny day at Alfea College for fairies. The Winx had just finished teaching their Winxology class and headed to the quad for a break sitting down under one of the trees they all let out a collective sigh.

“How long has it been since we’ve actually taught a class?” Stella asked, “I forgot how stressful it could be.”

“Awhile” Musa replied, “Not since we were sent to look for Roxy.”

Tecna began, “To be precise it’s been exactly” But she was interrupted by Stella.

Who said, “Tecna too technical.”

Tecna ignored the comment and pulled out her cell phone and began texting Timmy.

“So what are everybody’s plans for the day now that we’re done with classes?” Aisha asked.

“I think I’ll head to the music café I got a song swirling around in my mind just begging to come out.” Musa told her.

“I’m going back to my boutique.” Stella replied, “My creativity is bursting with excitement just trying to get out.”

“I’m going to hang out with Daphne for a bit then I’m supposed to meet Skye for Dinner.” Bloom said, “How about you Aisha?” She asked.

“Me… well I haven’t really given it much thought but maybe I’ll head to my gym and practice my gymnastics.” She told her.

“What about you Tec.” Aisha asked.

“Me I’m going over to Red Fountain to help Timmy on a computer program he’s working on.” Tecna told her after sending a text.

“And you Flora what’re your plans?”

She didn’t get a reply. “Hello earth to Flora are you in there?” Aisha inquired.

“Hmm…” Flora replied, “I’m sorry Aisha what was that?”

“I was wondering what your plans were for the rest of the day.”

“Oh I don’t know, I’ll probably go to the greenhouse and check on the plants since I haven’t been there today.”

“I have a question.” Stella said.”

“What?” They all asked.

“Why were you spacing out Flora?”

“I wasn’t spacing out.” She defended, “I just wasn’t paying attention to the conversation.”

“Not paying attention and spacing out are pretty much the same thing.” Stella said.

“I’m afraid in this case it isn’t Stella.” She said with a giggle, “Because I was listening to somebody else.”

“Huh” Stella said cocking her head to the side a bit, “But we’re the only ones hear.”

“In a sense we are the only ones here but there is someone hear that’s very much alive but we just can’t see them.”

“You’re talking about the voice of nature aren’t you?” Bloom said.

“Yes.” Flora said with a nod.

“So what was it saying?” Musa asked.

“It was sending me its feelings more than actually talking to me.” She told them, “But mostly it’s happy and at ease but I could also sense that there’s a restlessness in nature somewhere.”

“Should we be worried?” Aisha asked.

“No I don’t think so just like when we get restless we need to get out and do something. Nature is the same way the worst to expect I think is either a slight windstorm or a few rain showers.”

“Phew that’s good.” Stella said, “I’m enjoying the peace and quiet.”

They all nodded their heads in agreement.

“Well I’m headed to my boutique.” Stella announced as she stood up.

“Timmy just texted he’s waiting for me at the entrance I’ll see you all later.” Tecna said and waved goodbye.

“Bye Tecna” They all said.

“Well I’ll see you girls later.” Stella said.

They all waved goodbye minus Tecna

“I’m going to meet up with Daphne.” Bloom Said.

“And I’m going to the music café to work on my song.” Musa told them.

“Guess I’ll head to my gym then.” Aisha said.

“And I’ve got to get to my greenhouse.” Flora said.

They said their goodbyes and went their separate ways.

Before going to her greenhouse flora changed into a pair of khaki’s and green tank top.

Just as she was getting ready to water the plants when Helia walked in.

“Hey Flora I thought I’d find you in here.” He said.

“Helia what’re you doing here?” She asked while walking over to him

The two embraced and shared a soft lingering chaste kiss. Reluctantly the two pulled apart but remained close. “I take it you don’t remember” Helia said teasingly while lightly tapped her on the nose with his finger.

No matter how many times she kissed him Flora always felt the same her heart would pound like a thunderous heard of wild running horses, and heard head soared through the clouds forgetting anything and everything around her. The bop on her nose brought her senses back but it took a moment for her heart to return to normal. “Remember what?” She asked him.

“We had a date today.” He informed her.

“We did?”

He nodded.

Then she suddenly remembered “Oh my gosh! We did.” Turning around in embarrassment she said, “Let me go change I’ll come and water the plants tomorrow.”

Flora started for the door but Helia stopped her with a gentle touch on her arm.

“The date can wait Flora. I know how much this place means to you. How about I help you with the plants and then we can get on with our date.” He told.

“Are you sure?”

“Positive.”

“There are a few that I need to transplant to a bigger pot.”

“So how about you do that and I’ll start watering them.”

Helia grabbed the watering can that Flora had filled before he came and went to water the plants, and Flora slipped on a pair of gardening gloves and grabbed some pots for the plants that needed to be transplanted. When Flora finished she took off the gloves filled another watering can then went over to help Helia with the watering.

“How’s it going?” She asked while watering one of the plants.

“Very well actually,” he said. “I even managed to take care of the Grabbing Ivy you brought over from the Caribbean. And this time I didn’t end up getting wrapped up. I spoke to her kindly gave her water, then sprayed her with the green tea extract.”

“That’s amazing Helia.” Flora said proudly.

Then went to kiss him on the cheek but Helia turned his head just in time for the kiss to land on the lips instead. Taking advantage of Flora’s shocked state he dropped his watering can and wrapped his arms around her pulling her close to his body while deepening the kiss.

As it slipped from her fingers the watering can was forgotten as it splashed to the ground water pooling around her feet. She closed her eyes the only real thing in the world was the feel of his lips against hers, encircling her arms around him she returned the kiss eagerly entwining her fingers in his hair as he tightened his hold on her while running his fingers through her hair. His tongue probed her lips asking for permission for entrance which she gladly allowed. Their tongues clashed in a battle for dominance, Helia winning in the end.

“OOOO kissy, kissy,” a voice said.

The couple broke apart panting looking for the source of the voice.

“Kissy, Kissy, Mwah, Mwah.” Another voice said making kissing sounds.

“Who’s saying that?” Helia asked breathlessly.

“Some of the flowers in here can talk.” Flora told him between gasps for air.

“Yes, yes kissy, kissy.” A new voice said, “As much as we’d like watch you two pollinating, some of us need water.”

“Need water need water.” The other voices chimed.

Gathering their wits the couple picked up the watering cans refilled them and finished watering the plants in the greenhouse.

“I’ll just go change and meet you out front then we can go.” Flora said.

“You don’t have to change Flora you’re beautiful the way you are.” Helia told her.

She blushed at the comment “You may think that but I’m sure everybody will be staring at the girl who has dirt all over her shirt.” She said gesturing to the dirt all over shirt.

“Flora you could walk the city covered in mud and everyone would marvel at your beauty.”

Blushing a deep scarlet she just said, “I’m going to change I’ll meet you out front.”

He smiled and said “I’ll see you out front my flower.”

Flora wore a pale yellow sundress with tiny light pink and green flowers printed on it along with a pair of green sandal wedges, her hair was pulled back into a half ponytail. She walked out to the courtyard where Helia was waiting. “Flora you look amazing.” He said when he saw her.

“Thank you.” She replied.

“Ready to go?” he asked.

“Yes.”

“Great.” He said.

Handing her a helmet they got on his leva bike and flew away. They decided to have a picnic in the park laying out a blanket the two sat down to enjoy their meal and each other’s company. After she finished eating Flora let out a long sigh. “Is something wrong Flora?” Helia asked her.

“No not really… well maybe. I don’t know.” She answered. “It’s hard to explain.”

“Well why don’t you tell me about it and we’ll figure it out together.”

“Ever since I became a guardian fairy I’ve became linked with all of the realms of nature throughout the magic dimension I can feel everything going on in nature everywhere. If I concentrate hard enough I can tell you the exact moment a flower will bloom on Domino, or when a tree will sprout up in Solaria. And nature it’s been restless a lot lately.”

“You’ve told me before that it’s not unusual for nature to be restless.” He said.

“It’s not.” She told him, “But I sense that nature is worried about something but I can’t tell what.”

“Do you think we might have to face another enemy?” He asked as thunder rumbled in the distance.

“I’m not sure.” She told him honestly with a frown on her face.

More thunder was heard and suddenly a downpour of rain started to fall. The couple ran for cover under a nearby tree. Helia looked at Flora noticing the frown still on her face and if it was one thing he didn’t like was his girlfriend looking sad. He scooped up into his arms and ran out into the pouring rain then started spinning around.

“Helia what’re you doing?” Flora exclaimed

He placed her gently back on her feet, but didn’t let her go. “I’m just watering my flower is all.” He told her sweetly. “Since you already had your sunlight and fertilizer I figured you’d need some water.”

Taking her hands firmly in his he began twirling them around in circles. “Helia!” Flora protested trying to keep up with him. “Wait. Slow down please.”

But he didn’t stop instead he laughed and sped up. Flora gave up on trying to stop him instead focusing on keeping her footing and before she knew it she was laughing along with him. All too soon her foot slipped in the wet grass and she started to fall to the ground. Acting quickly Helia pulled her up firmly but lost his footing and went tumbling backwards landing in the soggy grass with Flora on top of him. The two were panting and laughing as the rain pounded.

“Are you alright?” Flora asked him with a smile on her face.

“I am now.” Helia told her, “Because that beautiful smile is back on your face.”

Then he leaned up and kissed with a fiery passion, which she returned with gusto as the rain beat down on them. The couple were blissfully unaware of the eyes that were watching them from the shadows.


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