My dear sweet child, I cannot
believe you are finally here at long last.
You have no idea how we’ve been waiting for this moment and look at you,
so perfectly healthy and just as we hoped, safely in our arms.
We were worried for a while since
you took your sweet time getting here but now I see it was all for naught and knew
I shouldn’t have let my own doubts get the very best of me.
To fret over such things is
so unbecoming for a ruler of the Dark Forest but for a father, we have good reason
to and now those can be put to rest because you’re here, safe and sound and
that’s all that truly matters.
In all honesty, you can thank
your grandmother for putting those thoughts into my head and scaring me such. She believed since you were past the
expecting date and assume that if you had been anything like me, you’ve taken much longer. Which thankfully you didn’t as I very well
doubt your mother would’ve like spending any more months carrying you around and
taking her anger out on me for it.
I had to practically hide all
the weapons that were lying about the fortress and confiscate those and
anything that had a very sharp pointy tip just in case she consider using them
on me for any reason. Your mother has
very good aim and I fearing she might pick a certain target that is right below
the belt and not wanting to have her to come to regret such actions.
One thing I learn in all my years
being around those of the opposite gender, is to never incur the wrath of an
angry woman, especially when said person just so happen to be your queen and
carrying your growing offspring, which she blames you for putting it in there
in the first place.
No no don’t cry! Shuushh,
it’s all right I didn’t mean to say it like that. I would never place the blame on you. You are far too precious to be considered a
burden and I could not see you anything less but my own wee child I have with
me now in my arms.
There see, no need to cry. You’re far too pretty to be shedding tears and
your mother would also agree. So please
remember that we both love you so very much and know this is nothing but the
I’m very thankful that you are
with us and can assure you I will do everything I can to make sure you know
that you are and always will be taken care of and let no harm come your way. I would very well lay down my own life to
protect you and our family and certain your mother would do the same herself.
We have so much we want to share
with you and knowing you will be astounded and amazed by everything that is out
there and what awaits you when you do.
It seems a lot to take in but I can see it clearly in your eyes that you
perfectly well understand what I’m telling you.
I will tell you that your
life will never be boring since you were born into the world that is full of wondrous
things, like magic and are part of two very unique realms that share so many
things but are as opposite as day and night.
I’m sure you took notice between your mother and I just how ‘different’
Now I know you really should
be off to bed because we have so much to do for tomorrow and make sure you’re
well rest before then. You have such a big day ahead of you and will be expecting
a very warm welcoming from everyone when they see you and sure to be the talk
of the kingdom for quite some time.
But don’t worry you’ll see a
few familiar faces there I can assure you so it will be all right. Your grandmother and fairy godmother will be
there and you remember how thrilled they were upon seeing you. My mother was so ecstatic as she held you the
first time and with tears of joy coursing down her wide face and croaking how
adorable you were.
The Sugar Plum Fairy with her
plumettes hovering around her while getting a good look at you. She said you were quite the little beauty and
I have to agree with them on that.
You are definitely your mother’s daughter but can
tell you do have a little in me there. I
mean your scowl could use a little work but don’t worry we’ll have that patent
down in no time once you’re a bit older.
You will be taught everything
there is to know since we wouldn’t want you to go out without understanding
certain things. Also we’ll see about you
learning how to defend yourself from unwanted suitors though that won’t be
happening for a very, very long
while mind you but better to be safe than sorry.
Don’t get me wrong it’s
important that you understand what you’ll be dealing with when it comes to
certain boys vying for your attention and need to know just what their intentions
are. You can never be too careful with
them. You don’t want to wind up falling
for the wrong kind that hurts you and leaves you heartbroken.
Cause if that happens, I’ll
break every bone in their body before handing what’s left to your mother to
finish off, that’s what daddy will do.
Yes he will!
Now I’m sure you’ll see why
we know what’s best, especially when we have to teach you how to avoid those egotistic
pompous fairies that’d spend way too much time on their hair and have ants for
brains going for them. Trust me, it’s
for the best that you steer clear of those at all cost and not lower your
standard for them in any case.
Anyways, as I was saying, you’ll
get to meet the rest of your family soon enough as they’ll be coming by first
thing tomorrow. There’s your aunt Dawn
and uncle Sunny along with your cousins and let’s not forget your grandfather
from the Fairy Kingdom.
She’s your mother’s younger
sister and the regent over that domain since your grandfather retired and
passing the title over to her. Normally
it would go to the firstborn as your mother happen to be but she had decided to
let her and her elf husband take charge in her stead since she chose to become
my bride and Queen of the Dark Forest.
Some people there were very
uncertain about leaving the kingdom in her hands because your aunt is well, um
you’ll see soon enough but don’t worry she has mellowed out some but still has
her cheerful perkiness.
Her husband Sunny can be all
right for an elf. I mean it’s not like I
have anything against him to say the least, though-breaking-into-one’s-home-to-steal-magic-potion-and-later-have-my-fortress-invaded-by-an-army-no-less…
Ah I’m getting off track
here, now where was I…oh yes! Those two
make the most…interesting couple and do a fine job over there and of course the
Fairy King does offer them advice in any case.
Sometimes when your mother drops by to visit, she lends a helping hand
as well seeing they share some of the responsibilities so your aunt doesn’t
feel overwhelm by the burden of it all.
She wouldn’t want to push
your sister past her limits and your mother does an outstanding job over here,
taking command and making sure everything goes well whenever I’m not around.
Also we mustn’t forget to
introduce you to those living inside the fortress and out in the dark forest
region. They are just as anxious to meet
their future princess and will be the talk of everyone when your subjects see
You know there was a time when
I use to think it would be impossible for me to find myself filled with such
feelings as I do right this moment. I’d never
expect such good fortune to happen for me.
I mean in all my years as the ruler of these lands and with my fearsome reputation
as the Bog King, I never would’ve foresee this to be the life I would come
To find such happiness from
having fallen in love after what happened last time and swearing not to ever
again. Trust me that’s another story I
will tell you all about as will your mother who’d like to add her own two bit
to it. I’m forever grateful that I did
get the chance to, otherwise you might not be here as of now.
There’s so much that words cannot
describe how wonderful it is having your wonderful mother by my side and becoming
a very proud father with you as well as the other children we have had together. Don’t worry you’ll see them soon enough I
promise, they were visiting the Elf village with your uncle and decided to
stayed with them at the palace until tomorrow.
They’ll be in for a big surprise when they come home and see you here.
Oh…so you wish to know about
your family, do you? Well I suppose it
wouldn’t hurt to tell you about your brothers and sisters just so you know what
they’re like before meeting them on the morrow.
Now I suppose it best to start
with your eldest and explain what that was like for us. I remembered it all too well how it was then,
exactly ten years or so to be precise.
It seem like only just yesterday when the first of you lot decided to
come barreling right into our lives…