Xymna made sure the Phoenix was geared up to take them to the Starlight Kingdom. She went to the back of the ship and grabbed some fruit and yogurt from a small mini-fridge. Callisto had made sure it was stocked up with food for their journey. It would only take them 2 hours since in space, time is relatively shorter. Xymna smiled as she looked out the big, circular windows while she ate yogurt mixed with banana and peach. They would soon be entering into 8XC Orbital Path.
All of a sudden, one of the windows transformed into a big screen and Callisto appeared smiling.
"Are you enjoying that yogurt Xymna?" He asked.
Xymna looked up beaming. "Of course! Strawberry and Star-Lemon is my favorite!” Then with a mouthful of food she excitedly added, “We still have an hour left but I can't wait to get to Star-Light and play with all the Terios and swim with the Shimmering Squids in the Swirling Streams!"
Terios are flying space apes with light orange wings, brown bellies, and a thick maroon fur coat. They have huge black eyes, small noses, and slick long ears. Terios are some of the cutest species of the Starlight Kingdom. They have a harmonious call, are very friendly, and love swimming and finding Glowing Oysters in the Swirling Streams. The Oyster shells shine and glimmer with light making the most spectacular show in the Streams. Also in the Streams are Shimmering Squids, the softest and gentlest creatures Xymna has seen. They love to rub against your leg and feel very soothing and cool. They glow purple and yellow and make the prettiest patterns as they light up the Streams. The Swirling Streams are a great place to have fun!
"Callisto, I want my sister Myrna to swim with me in the Swirling Streams. She has been taking swimming lessons lately."
Myrna was only two and a half, but she was fearless and loved the water. She could hold her breath for a few minutes underwater and never cried like the other kids in her class during swim lessons. She swam like a frog and was swift and agile.
Callisto thought about it for a minute. "Hmmmm...do you think she could swim even in the Swirls?
"Yes, I know she can! She is so fast she may even be able to catch some Chocolate and Vanilla Oysters! " Xymna knew how hard the Chocolate and Vanilla Oysters were to catch. They were great at hiding and using their shining lights to trick swimmers.
"Who is that?" Myrna woke up to the bright blue bear on the huge screen.
"That's Callisto, the blue bear you saw in the stream and he is my best friend. He lives in the Starlight Kingdom with his family. Their home is in a giant tree, it’s almost like a tree house but it has so many floors, levels, and rooms!" Xymna told Myrna.
"Hi Callisto! I thought I was dreaming when I first saw your reflection in the stream. What were you trying to do?" Myrna asked him.
"I wanted to let your sister know I was launching Phoenix to get her. I couldn't get my message across because there has been so much pollution around Earth." Callisto said. "The signal from the Starlight Kingdom was strong but kept getting weaker the closer it got to Earth."
"Why is there so much pollution? What's causing it?" Myrna inquired.
"It has been happening for a while now. In order to get from one place to another in lightening speed, SuperCars were invented. Now, people can travel quickly across the world in just a few seconds! Some higher quality models can even teleport people; they just think of a place and within the blink of an eye, Poof! They have reached their destination. Crazy, right?
Humans are mining the Earth's mountains for Ixahr to fuel these cars. Ixahr is a precious element discovered a few years ago, deep in mountains of far east Asia and in central Africa. Ixahr is a smooth, blue-green hexagonal crystal found beneath the streams of the tallest mountains.
When Ixahr burns, it creates all the energy needed to teleport people and move them at high speeds. Manufacturing these cars though is driving pollution, making the air dirty and not good to breathe. It also generates a lot of Xmoke. Xmoke is very dense and lands on the leaves of trees. It stops them from using sunlight. The leaves become hard, shatter, and die. Earth may be in danger because of Xmoke. All the trees might die away!"
A loud siren then sounded as they entered the 8XC Orbital path. "Get ready!!!!!" yelled Xymna.
2/25/2023 07:57:46 pm
This was great to read thank you.
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