Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Aria's Quest: First Taste

Welcome to Aria's Quest! If this is your first time here this is what you need to know. Aria is a young woodland fairy on a quest in the big city to find a human she can help. If she's successful she can return to her tribe as a full adult. Aria's chosen to look for a true believer (one who already believes in magic and fairies) because she thinks that will make her quest easier...but finding a true believer may be harder than she thought! Read the rest of the story here

Section 2
Part 7
First Taste

Aria woke the next morning and wondered if she had some how gone back to “Brew it Up” with out remembering. The smell that had so intoxicated her the day before was filling the small apartment that she shared with Gina and Darryl, but she had never smelled it here before! She quickly hopped out of bed, made herself presentable, and then rushed to the kitchen to investigate.

Gina and Darryl we’re sitting in the breakfast nook talking over a pile of eggs and sausage, and on the counter was a machine that Aria had never seen before. It was half full of that dark liquid Gina said was called coffee, and it gave off warmth like the machine’s in the shop did when she flew in for a closer look.

“Ready for your first taste deary?” Gina asked her as Darryl looked on in amusement.

“Oh please!” Aria said clapping her hands together.

“I have breakfast for you too but I don’t suppose you be able to taste that until you’ve had your first taste of coffee.” 

Aria looked torn, wanting to respect her hosts, but excited about trying the coffee, “I can eat first if you want me to…”

Darryl burst out laughing, “Gina! Have a heart and make the girl her cup of coffee before she faints from trying to please ya!” 

Laughing herself, Gina quickly pulled out a dolls coffee mug that Aria would be able to drink out of, adding coffee, cream, and a little bit of sugar in quick succession. She brought it over to where Aria was now perched on the nook’s table, and handed it to her with great ceremony.

With wide eyes Aria first leaned in and sniffed the coffee, drawing in once more that heady aroma, and then she cautiously brought the cup to her lips. Darryl and Gina watched in fascination as her already wide eyes grew even wider, her whole face radiating her wonder. 

“This is fantastic! It reminds me of the Oak Bark tea Mom makes, strong, earthy, but yummy! How come fairies don’t drink coffee?”

“Ah lassie I’m sure many fairies do, it’s just not common among the woodland fairies. City folk tend to drink it more because we have easier access to it. I dare say if you traveled you’d find places where even the fairies living the natural ways drink it because it grows naturally in their area.” Gina replied, ever practical.

“Oh, that makes sense.” Aria took another drink and then looked up, “Where did you get the coffee? I’ve never seen that machine before, or seen you drink it.” 

“Oh we always keep some on hand, although it’s been some time since I made any, Robyn used to drink it every morning.” 

“Oh.” Aria thought for a minute, “Do you think he’ll come by any time soon?”

“Maybe lassie.” Gina and Darryl grinned at each other, both thinking they were much more likely to see their adopted son now that this lovely young fairy was living with them!

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