I arrive at Pip’s house, snow still falling all around me. His home is built up on stilts, and almost resembles a tree house. I wonder if all fairies live this way, or if Pip is just eccentric. Regardless, I find it to be a beautiful place, and it almost makes me a little embarrassed that he was at my little shack earlier today.
I head indoors, and immediately feel warmed from the bitter cold outside. Pip heads straight over to greet me.
"I’m glad you made it," he says. "Thanks for coming."
"No problem," I say. "Thanks for the invitation."
"Of course," he replies. "I wanted to make sure that all of my friends were here this evening."
I smile. “Well, I’m glad to hear I make the list.”
Pip smiles back at me. “Absolutely,” he says. “Now, if you’ll excuse me, it looks like some of my guests are getting hungry.”
As he makes his way towards his kitchen, I begin to wander around the house. It’s smaller on the inside that it looked when I arrived. I head into the back bedroom. It’s decorated like a nursery, though I haven’t seen a child around.
I begin to wonder if Pip is a father when Chauncey comes up to me.
"You’re Lillyth right?" he says.
"I am," I reply. "We met last night right?"
"Yeah. At the Red Velvet Lounge," he replies.
"That’s right," I say. "So… how has your Snowflake Day been?"
"Good," he says. "I haven’t done much, but it’s been nice."
I stand there for a moment, trying to think of something to further the conversation, but I keep coming up blank.
"Well, it was nice to see you again," I say for lack of thinking of anything else. I wait another moment before heading back into the main section of the house.