"Well, if it makes everyone happy then so be it," thought Lucy
Whimsy has already saddled herself up….that’s the way things work here, ok? Lucy gives her a nuzzle and kiss which are returned gratefully, and then they are off to Lake Wales. As soon as they land Lucy is overcome with the beauty of the hanging trees as she always is. She jumps off Whimsy and they head over to the lake.
Whimsy nudges at my small leather pouch holding the bell. Lucy wastes no time and RINGS like crazy. Nothing. Wait, something is making it’s way out of the bushes. And along came a spider….clutching a rose. Not any ordinary rose (as would AGAIN be expected).
“Oh gross, it is a spider, although this spider would make a great fashion accessory.”
The spider began to speak to Lucy, which surprised her. Not that the spider could talk, but that a spider would want to talk to her! Humans are not on the top of the Spider’s Favorite List, probably in the same spot that spiders are on ours.
“I can’t help but notice that you have a beautiful key on your Lace Choker. I will give you this ‘Rose of Time.’
“What is this “Rose of Time” any good for anyway?” spat Lucy.
“What is the key good for?” retorted the spider.
The spider had a good point. Lucy really had no idea what the key was for. Auntie Bala made sure to that. Out hops the cutest little bunny Lucy had ever seen.
“Don’t listen! I think I know what that key is good for and I KNOW it won’t be a good idea to give it to a spider.”
“But what about the ‘Rose of Time’?” asked Lucy.
“No, don’t listen to this devious spider! She would steal those beautiful Silver Swarovski Crystal Luminous Green and Rose Peach Pearl Drop Earrings dangling from your beautiful ears if she could. The key that you hold means saving the life…kinda…of a different prince,” said the Rabbit.
Lucy was torn. Two different princes, how can she choose between each one? Not only that, who is to say that either of these characters are telling the truth.
Ms. Nettle finally appeared.