“Bye, Mom. I love you,” I called as the messenger shut the carriage door and hopped into the driver’s seat. She gave me something wonderful: a small smile, the likes of which I hadn’t seen for far too long. The carriage flew off into openness beyond the tree. I stood for a minute, praying for her. Something started humming erratically by my head.
“Hey there, buddy, you ready for school?” I asked Frankle, one of my hummers. Studbum, my other one, zipped around my head and hovered in front of me to say, “Well, yeah, only since yesterday!” Ashlee pulled out our coats and sacks and locked the front door as I harnessed my hummingbirds. I helped Ash get her coat on as she harnessed Doolee and Buzzle, her hummers. We mounted and harnessed onto our leaf-sleds as we swung our packs on and gave a whistle.
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