Hey everyone! I entered a writing challenge and I forgot that now it's my turn! So here it is!
Alalia put her hands over her mouth to stifle her scream. Just then a figure jumped from the trees and landed in between Goldilocks and Mama bear, Mama bear didn't stop running until the figure drew his pine green cape in front of him.
"Hold there beast!" he said. Mama bear skidded to a stop. "What do you think you are doing to this poor harmless child?!"
"She is the thief who robbed me! She stole my porridge supply that I've been saving all year for the winter! She also stole my husbands wood for his carpenter shop! And she stole my family's bed linens from the line!" Huffed Mama bear. She was pointing an angry claw at Goldilocks and her eyes flared with anger.
"Surely you can't mean that? She is just a little girl clearly incapable for that sort of thing" said the man.
"Wait! Who are you?" Alalia asked the man.
"What!? Don't you know? I'm Robin Hood! Keeper of Sherwood forest!" said Robin gallantly.
Alalia crossed her arms "But you're known for stealing from the rich to feed to the poor right?"
"Uh Well...ugh..That is for the good of the people who need it" Said Robin.
"Hmm..Seems to me like you're defending Goldilocks.." said Mama bear suspiciously. Alalia noticed Goldilocks inching toward the forest. Alalia grabbed her arm "What's wrong Goldilocks? Where are you going?" Goldilocks started twirling her hair nervously "Oh nothing, just keeping my legs from falling asleep".
"Mama bear" said Grandmother "Why don't you compromise? You don't go after her as long as Goldilocks doesn't steal from you or anyone else, how about that?"
"I will if she will" said Mama bear, giving Goldilocks a dirty look. "Goldilocks do you promise not to steal anymore?"
"I'll try...I can't help it" Said Goldilocks, "I'll try very hard"
"There see! That's all taken care of, Grandmother I have the basket!" said Alalia handing the basket to her grandmother..well in the story she was her grandmother.
"Well why don't we have a picnic in celebration of this compromise?" said Grandmother, Toto barked happily.
"I don't think we need to go that far" said Mama bear and Goldilocks together.
"Nonsense! Why not? Robin Hood would you like to join?..." asked Grandmother, but Robin Hood wasn't there, they all looked around for him but he'd slipped away. "Oh well, that just leaves more food for us to eat!"
They set up the picnic on Mama bear's porch, there were delicious things to eat like; cheese, bread, tea and some apples and peaches. They made quick work especially with the tea set which was serving them, the tea pot was teaching her tea cup son whose name was Chip to properly be Alalia's tea cup, he did pretty well with it.
Alalia noticed Goldilocks putting extra bread and cheese in her pocket, "Why are you doing that?" asked Alalia. Goldilocks put her finger to Alalia and whispered; "I'm saving it for my trip to find my brother Hansel, when I find him we're gonna run away to Oz and get to the wizard to ask him for help"
"Wow" said Alalia
"Would you like to tag along? I'd be glad for the company till I find my brother" said Goldilocks standing up and brushing her golden hair back out of her face.
Should I go? What if I get lost? Thought Alalia, she decided to go after all."Well grandmother I must be going" said Alalia standing up and brushing crumbs off her skirt.
"Oh yes dear and do be careful of the candy witch, she was seen again last night in the newspaper" said Grandmother.
As they set down the trail it was starting to get dark, just as Alalia was about to tell Goldilocks they should probably find shelter for the night a delicious smell wafted into her nose. Mmm..Chocolate...gingerbread..and...cake and other delicious candy.
"Do you smell that?" asked Alalia dreamily...
"Yes..I smell it too..let's follow it" said Goldilocks. The two girls were in a kind of trance as they effortlessly followed the smell. Alalia smelled another thing..fire? She was about to warn Goldilocks when everything went black.
Alalia woke up chained in a chair with Goldilocks who was still asleep. She looked around to find herself in a cottage made of candy. It was warm in the cottage and quiet. Suddenly Alalia heard a wicked cackle of a witch whose warty nose and the rest of her body was coming through the door.
Alalia realized they were in the candy witch's hut!
Hope you liked it! It's not as great as everyone else's..But it works! Sorry it took so long!
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