“Stop”, shouted a young girl that was stood in front of benji looking horrified at what benji had in his mouth. Benji slowly opened his mouth and released the unharmed rabbit to the ground. The rabbit shock his wet fur dry, and turned round to benji, and started to squeak at him with temper. Eliza could see that the rabbit was not amused by benji behavior. The young girl scooped the rabbit up, whispered something into his ear, and placed the rabbit back down to the ground. The rabbit gave benji one more dirty look and fled into the forest.
The young girl walked slowly towards them .Eliza stood there nervously, she wasn’t sure how mad she would be with benji. Eliza didn’t’t see any anger on the girls face. She looked so soft and gentle, her hair was light and bouncy and she had on the most elegant dress Eliza had ever seen, all in lilac with detailed rose petals on it, something you would have seen in one of Eliza fairy tale book.
The girl stood within half inch of Eliza and benji motionless. She was Very much aware that at any moment benji could attack her. She held out her hand waiting for Eliza to shake it, but before Eliza could respond to the gesture, benji had leaped up from the floor and gave the girl one loud snap. The young girl jumped backwards with fear, and Eliza quickly grabbed benji by his collar and pulled him back beside her. The girl very slowly walked back towards the pair and spoke softly.
“That’s no way to behavior when your visiting is it” the young girl glared at benji, and Benji just bowed his head with shame. You See at home, chasing cats and rabbits was one of benjis past times. He would never hurt them, but he liked to play with them he enjoyed the chase like most dogs did.
Eliza was still standing still mesmerized by the young girl’s beauty. The young girl couldn't’ of been any older than 12, and with that thought the young girl turned round to face Eliza. she looked at Eliza from top to bottom.
“Right better clean you up I think” she spoke abruptly holding her hand out for Eliza to hold. Eliza stood there in shock. Who was this girl, and were in hell where they she thought to herself.
“The name is melody, and your at Pandora’s gate” melody laughed, and Eliza stood there stunned, did she just read my mind she thought to herself.
“Yes I certainly did” Melody replied very pleased with herself. Eliza was too scared to run away from whatever melody was. She reluctantly placed her hand into hers and let melody walk her through the grass.
Eliza looked around she couldn’t see any houses, all she could see was the amazing purple grass, the silver and gold spirally roses that she hadn’t noticed before. There was a little path leading into the dark woods. Eliza hoped they wouldn’t be going into the woods as the trees looked so life like and dark and the frightened Eliza. Melody starting laughing loudly.
“can you not see them” Eliza just shrugged, what couldn't she see “you must be human then, here” melody said and brought out a small brass stick and placed it on Eliza and benji foreheads.
“alberto viewance” melody muttered, and with that a big mist of green clouds filled the sky and the ground, and Eliza was unable to see a thing, just thick green fog.
Within seconds of the fog lifting, Eliza looked stunned at the ten straw cottages all around the purple grass. There where flowers and blue birds, all singing in the small gardens. Eliza looked down at benji who was staring at the cottages with his mouth wide open, and his big wet tongue was hanging out to the side. Eliza chuckled at him, which made benji shake his head and look embarrassed.
Inside the small cottage was an extraordinary home. With wind chimes and dream catches hanging from the ceiling in all different colures. There where shelf’s full of pickle jars all filled with different things, nothing that Eliza had ever seen before. melody placed Eliza gently into an old wooden rocking chair and benji sat beside her never letting his guard down, as he still didn’t’t trust melody, he was still un sure what she was
“You see silly, I am not going to hurt her” melody said to benji. “And yes Eliza, I can read both your minds it my gift” melody walked over to the pickle jars and mumbled to herself. then the most amazing thing happened, all the jars one by one gently glided of the shelf’s into the air hovering like they where puppets on string. With more mumbling and pointing, the lids removed them self’s and the contents, which neither Eliza nor benji had any idea what they were, and all the weird stuff floated out of the jars and into the wooden bowl in melody hand. Eliza was sure that one of the labels on the jar read rats tails and frogs legs, but hoped she read this wrong. Melody placed the brown sticky smelly stuff onto Eliza wounds. Eliza squealed as the gunk that touched her grazed cuts. Benji took this as a sign of aggression, and before Eliza could even reassure him that every think was ok, he jumped on melody, knocking her and her bowl of gunk flying in the air. To Eliza shock, the bowl fell upside down all over melody face. It was hard to see melody golden locks through the gunk, as it could only be described as pooh dripping slippery around her face. Melody shock the bowl and the gunk off her head and glared at benji. Eliza looked sheepishly at benji, she half wanted to laugh but knew this wouldn’t’t be good. Melody stood up on her two legs and screamed at the top of her voice alberto eray, and before Eliza could even speak benji right before eyes turned in to a fat fluffy ginger cat.
Eliza stood there gob smacked, what had this girl down, and more importantly how was she ever going to get benji back to normal. Benji turned round to face Eliza and meowed at her sheepishly.
If there was anything in the world, that benji hated more than Mrs Bottom that was cats. he would spend hours trying to catch the local cats, but like most cats they where ignorant and found Benji amusing. They would wind benji up, and would sit on the top of the shed tormenting benji. Like “look at me, you cant get me“, that was the impression they where given to Eliza.
Eliza stood up with shock. Melody looked slightly guilty for what she had just done to poor old benji “reversa alberto” melody said whilst pointing her stick at benji. And with a puff, benji was back to his normal self. He was looking a little embarrassed and very sheepishly thou.
“Im sorry” melody said abruptly glaring at benji.
Who was rubbing his body all over melody floor trying to get rid of the cat scent on him. Looking slightly ashamed of herself, melody asked how Eliza head was. Surprisingly for Eliza whatever melody had slapped on her wounds, the pain had now disappeared. Eliza bent down to give benji a gentle stroke, he looked so annoyed and scared, she wanted to make him feel safe again, like he made Eliza feel every time Mrs bottom was cruel to her.
“So I guess you are wondering what I am them” melody asked. Eliza did indeed, but new that melody all ready new the answer to that question.
“I am a witch,” she said proudly whilst holding her twig up to the ceiling. That must be her wand then Eliza thought to herself.
“yes silly its my wand, are you ever going to talk to me or you going to just let me read your mind all the time” Eliza was shocked by her abruptness. Eliza hadn't spoken in five years, and she didn't plan on starting now.
“Fair enough then, mind reading it is” melody said a bit cheesed off that Eliza wasn’t willing to talk to her. Benji had stopped rolling around and now had taken to constantly licking the cat scent away. Therefore, Eliza sat back on the chair trying to digest everything that had just happened. Eliza looked round at the peculiar house and wondered where melody mother was.
“She not here “melody said. Was there no thoughts in Eliza mind which was private.
“Nope” laughed melody, Eliza pulled a face of annoyance and melody realized she was being a little rude, and sat down to put Eliza at ease.
“My mum is Pandora, keeper of the gates, which is why its called Pandora’s gate“. Melody seemed to look sad.
“Did you see the woods out there” melody asked. Eliza nodded“ she being kept in the castle at the other side of the forest by prudence, queen of the fairy’s”. How terrifying and scary this must be for melody, Eliza thought, and then wished that her own mother would be taking by an evil fairy. They would soon bring mrs bottom back as they couldn't cope with her constant sniping and moaning.
“No im not scared I have my family round me, but I do miss my mother every day”, melody said, and her head seemed to drop and tears came to her eyes.
Benji must have understood what she was saying, because he walked over and placed his big floppy head into lap and let melody stroke him gently.
“Silly beast” melody giggled. Melody stood up and grabbed Eliza hand.
“I want to show you something” melody said excitedly. They all walked outside and stood on the fluffy purple grass. Eliza bent down to touch it. It felt just like the grass did in stickton town, but it was so much more beautiful, so colorful and bright, Eliza thought to herself.
“Look up there” melody spoke, whilst pointing to the deep red sky. Eliza and benji both gazed up at the magnificent site in the sky. How she didn’t notice this before Eliza thought to herself. There in the sky like whirlpools, where spirally glittery blue holes in the sky, all swirling around. There was no more of six of them, but they where magical to watch all gliding and twisting slowly in the sky.
“That’s the gates” melody said with a smile on her face
“There’s the gate you came from“, and she pointed to the smaller spiral of the six. Eliza new she fell here, but didn't realize how far they had fallen. How beautiful Eliza thought.