Stella’s Beloved Garden

Hey, everyone! I wrote this story inspired by World Water and World Poetry Day this past week. Here are some related stories: Festive SeasonsRainbow’s Crushes, and Magical Unicorns In Love. Anyways I hope you enjoy!

Once there was a girl named Novella who was often called by her nickname Stella. Stella often loved the garden in the mansion where she would do everything and so all was well or at least so she thought.

Until one day, there was a huge fire that blew across the land. Stella was very sad to leave her beloved garden behind but she knew that her garden would always be in her heart.

So Stella and her family left to go to their grandparent’s castle. Stella had a fun time learning and playing in the castle. But when she grew up, she felt the need to rebuild her family’s mansion and her beloved garden.

So she left her grandparent’s castle though it was hers now. She started the long hard process of building the mansion. While she started building the mansion, she thought about adding a lake to the backyard.

She had her friends and animals helping her so within a few weeks, Stella was making an indoor pool for her mansion. Eventually when that was done, she replanted her beloved garden.

She read poetry to her beloved plants in her garden every day. The poetry went something like this:

Leaves bloom like flowers;
Flying in the wind gracefully
Soaring as far as the eye can see

Beautiful birds fly fast
as flowers dance in breezes;
the pretty flower shined brightly

Butterflies perched on a branch
 Sitting on a flower showing beauty
Where the breeze lies within my hand

After she read poetry to the plants, Stella watched the plants grow then she went for a swim then went to the backyard to sit by the lake to watch the sunset. This repeated every day until she passed away peacefully.

She became famous for her beloved garden after she left earth. Later on, her family joined Stella in the great beyond so they happily lived as a family forever and so they lived happily ever after.

That was the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed it!

Magical Unicorns In Love

Hey, everyone! Here are some related stories from my blog: https://lilliandarnell.com/2020/12/26/anna-and-hazels-love-story/, https://lilliandarnell.com/2020/03/15/the-princesses-grand-adventure/, and https://lilliandarnell.com/2020/03/09/lisa-and-the-huge-storm/. You are about to enter a magical world of LGBT unicorns. And I hope you enjoy the story!

Once there were two female unicorns named Rosa and Beth who lived in a land called RainbowTopia. The two female unicorns lived with their family and the family all thought all was well or so they thought.

It all happened when Rosa and Beth were chatting in their family’s yard one day. And they felt an undeniable spark between them. They kept talking and Rosa moved to kiss Beth on her unicorn lips.

Startled and scared, Beth ran off to be on her own. Meanwhile, Rosa was left alone to think about her feelings.

Eventually, Rosa realized she loved Beth, more than a sister. So Rosa trotted off to find Beth, who was thinking about how wrong she was to run away from Rosa. When Rosa saw Beth, she broke into a fast trot and kissed Beth on her unicorn lips.

“R-r-r-osa, how did you find me? I love you so much,” said Beth in shock then Beth kisses Rosa back on her unicorn lips. After Rosa and Beth embraced for a while, Rosa asked, “How are we going to tell our family?”

Then Beth went on to explain her idea which was telling the family how they felt about each other. So Rosa and Beth went off to tell the family with hope. Unfortunately, their family didn’t take it so well.

So they had to leave the unicorn family, and live somewhere else. And then Rosa found RainbowRoseTopia. So for many years, Rosa and Beth lived happily there with unicorn babies. One day though, Rosa and Beth’s family called.

The call basically was Rosa and Beth’s family apologizing to them, and asking them to come home. So after several years, Rosa and Beth returned home. And they lived happily ever after.

That’s the end of the story! I hope you enjoyed the story.

Anna and Hazel’s Love Story

Hey, everyone! This is an old story from June 2020. I think this was originally for Pride Month. Here are some related stories: https://lilliandarnell.com/2020/03/15/the-princesses-grand-adventure/, https://lilliandarnell.com/2020/03/09/lisa-and-the-huge-storm/, https://lilliandarnell.com/2019/04/15/monster-sky/. Anyways, enjoy the story!

Once in a faraway land lived two girls who were best friends. They did everything together including swimming and reading together. Their names were Anna and Hazel. They knew they would be best friends for life but little did Anna and Hazel know.

Many years later, Hazel realized she was falling in love with Anna. But she had no idea how to go about it. Then one day Anna suddenly asked if she supported the LGBTQ+ community. And Hazel accidentally said that she supported the LGBTQ+ community.

Then they both unknowingly came out to their families at the same time. And a few months later, Hazel said she was in love with someone but she didn’t say who. Anna secretly knew who it was.

After a while, her talking hummingbird said something about Hazel being in love with Anna. And so she didn’t say anything but later that day, Hazel said nervously, “Anna, I’ve been in love with you for a while now.”

And Anna said, “Hazel, I’ve known you were in love with me. Your talking hummingbird gave you away. And I’ve been in love with you for quite some time.” Hazel then kissed her.

And Anna blushed bright red all over and kissed her back. Anna then said, “I love you, Hazel.”

Many years later…

Anna and Hazel are hugging each other as they whisper, “I love you, my queen” at their wedding. And they flew off as happily hand in hand to a tropical paradise called Aericana.

That’s the end of the story! I hope you enjoyed the story!

Love is Love

How The Sombrero Hat Came To Be

Hey, everyone! I got inspired last May by a question my mother’s interview for https://meetingtheauthors.com/ which was: A penguin knocks on your door and is wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he there? Here are some related stories: https://lilliandarnell.com/2019/06/01/how-liana-and-summer-came-to-be-best-friends/, https://lilliandarnell.com/2019/05/10/how-macy-and-i-met/https://lilliandarnell.com/2019/04/15/monster-sky/.  I hope you enjoy!

Once long ago, there was a girl named Esperanza-Anna Emerald (Hope for short) who lived with her mother Isabelle. They lived very happily. Many years later, Hope was now a young curious woman.

Suddenly, there was a knock on the door. Hope wondered, “Who could that be?” so she opened the door. To Hope’s surprise, there was a penguin wearing a sombrero. The penguin asked in a Mexican accent, “Are you, Ms. Emerald? I was told to deliver some tacos to you.”

Hope asked, “Yes, that’s me and I ordered the tacos. But, who are you and what are you doing here in Mexico?” The penguin responded in a deep Mexican voice, “I am Juan, the guardian of Mexicana, The Arctic is too cold for me, and I’m a Mexican food delivery person.”

Hope said, “Ok, but why are you here Juan besides delivering Mexican food if you are the guardian of Mexicana?”  Juan said, “I’m here because Mexicana is in great danger and the only person who can save Mexicana is you, Hope. ”

Hope said, “Ok, I’ll go. But before I go can you explain why Mexicana is in danger?” Juan nodded and said, “Yes, but we must get going to Mexicana so I’ll explain along the way.”

Hope said, “Ok, Vamos (let’s go! in English)! Soon Juan and Hope were on their way to Mexicana. Juan began to explain, “Many years ago, there was a ruler named Rapido who ruled Mexicana and they partied day and night. Unfortunately, the good times weren’t to last.”

Juan paused to catch his breath and let the words sink into Hope. Hope said after a few minutes, “So what happened next? And is Mexicana your home?” Juan chuckled and said, “Yes… Mexicana is also my home. Now shall we continue?”

Juan continued and said, “The people of Mexicana decided they were tired of Rapido so they wanted to take over the throne. It made Rapido mad and everyone in Mexicana knows not to make Rapido mad or trouble arises. There is a very special thing that can calm things down and you have it. So you see, that’s why we need to hurry back to Mexicana.”

Hope said, “Wow, that’s terrible.” Soon, Juan and Hope were almost to Mexicana. Once Juan and Hope arrived in Mexicana, Hope could see the chaos all around her. Hope immediately said determined, “Let’s do this! Now, what is the special thing I have Juan?”

Juan said, “You have a gem called Sarafina. The gem brings back happiness and peace to Mexicana. The gem is special as it only grows deep in the Forbidden Volancois.  By the way, the gem is your jewels you are wearing.”

Hope said, “Ok. Thank you, Juan.” Hope quickly took the gem from her necklace. Juan whispered, “Now repeat after me. ” Hope and Juan chanted,” Cantis challum canti chant um i.”

Hope asked, “Did it work? ” Juan said, “Yes, it did. Thanks to you. Now would you like to stay in Mexicana to explore for a little bit?” Hope said, “Yes, please.” So Hope spent the rest of the day in Mexicana exploring. Hope found some herbs that she could take back to Isabelle as well.

The next day Juan and Hope set out for Hope’s home. Juan and Hope had become best friends over the journey. Now, one day later they were at Hope’s home. Hope immediately ran to Isabelle. Hope gave Isabelle the herbs.

Isabelle said, “Thank you, sweetie.” Juan had come inside Hope’s home while Hope went to Isabelle. Now Juan was standing next to Hope. Isabelle mysteriously asked, “Who are you? Where did you take my daughter?”

Isabelle was very confused. Juan said, “I am Juan the Mexican delivery person, your daughter’s friend and Mexicana guardian. In case you’re wondering ma’m, the Artic was too cold for me. Why don’t you let your daughter explain where I took your daughter?”

Isabelle said, “Ok, I can see that. I’ll let Hope explain the question. What’s Mexicana, by the way?” Hope said, “Ok, you see, Mexicana was in danger and I was the only one who could save it so I went with Juan as I had no choice. Mexicana is a rustic ancient town that has healing and energetic drama vibes. ”

Isabelle said, “Ok, that’s awesome. Can I visit Mexicana sometime?” Juan said, “Yes, you and Hope are welcome anytime. Here’s my sombrero hat, you can keep it.” Hope said, “I guess I’ll see you again soon. Thanks for the sombrero hat. Bye, Juan!”

Juan said with a longing look in his eyes, “You’re welcome, mi amigo (my friend in English). I’ll see you again soon. Bye, Hope and Isabelle!” So if you see a sombrero hat on a young girl, that girl just might be Hope. Isabelle most likely would be closely behind Hope.

Well, that’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed!

Night sky with cacti

Night sky with cacti

What’s your favorite Italian/Mexican food? I would love to hear your answers!

How Liana And Summer Came To Be Best Friends

Hey, everyone! This story is in honor of National Donut Day which is June 1st and the upcoming summer months. Here are some related blog posts: https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/06/01/how-donuts-came-to-be/https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/06/12/the-hummingbird-fairy-wings/, and https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/06/15/my-adventure-to-surprise-part-1/. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

One day, a donut named Liana was walking toward a building called Friendship Inc. and wondered if someone in this building would be her friend. Little did she know, a watermelon named Summer was running toward the Friendship Inc. building and wondering the same thing.

When Liana and Summer reached the entrance of Friendship Inc., they collided not seeing where they were going. When Liana finally stood back up, she said, “Oh, hello there. I didn’t see you there.”

Summer said, “No, I’m sorry. Let’s walk into Friendship Inc. together.” Liana solemnly agreed. Once Liana and Summer stepped into Friendship Inc., a staff member named Rose said, ‘Welcome to Friendship Inc.! How may I help with friendship?”

Liana said, “We are both looking for a friend.” Rose chuckled and said, “I see you’ve already found a to-be-friend. Come, follow me. We need to do some tests to make sure both of you are right for one another.”

Liana and Summer followed closely behind Rose. A few of the tests were seeing what Liana’s and Summer’s favorite things were. The other tests were personal like the age and gender.

Finally, after the tests Rose said, “Oh, just as I thought.” Liana and Summer both asked, “What is exactly as you thought?”. Rose explained, “Both of you are now best friends.” From that day on, the donut and the watermelon held hands and met up every day.

So now if you see a donut and a watermelon holding hands anywhere, that just might be Liana and Summer. That’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed!

What do you have planned for this summer? I would love to hear your answers if it feels right to you.

A picture of watermelons

Delicious Watermelons!!

 

The Road To Heaven

Hey, everyone! On September 3rd last year (2018), I saw a mysterious road on a road trip. Here are some related blog posts: https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/07/09/a-brave-girl/, https://lilliandarnell.com/2019/04/15/monster-sky/, and https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/04/23/queen-of-earth/. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

Many years ago, a girl named Annabelle (Ann for short) wondered if her sister who was named Marchelle (nicknamed Martha) had seen a majestic bridge like the one Ann was standing next to.

“I wonder what’s over the bridge”, wondered Ann as her soon-to-be-famous imagination and creativity took over. At first, she thought it was an exquisite kingdom with a rainbow themed castle and a beautiful young princess. Ann liked the thought of that.

Secondly, Ann thought that it was a tropical paradise. Suddenly, Ann’s thoughts were interrupted by Martha. Martha said chuckling, “Wow, that’s an awestriking bridge. Did you know that many years ago, I saw a bridge just like it? Anyway, we’d best get home or Mother might worry.”

Ann said, “Yes certainly, sis!” Meanwhile, Ann and Martha’s mother June was making dinner. June thought, “I wonder what the girls are up to this evening.” Just as June finished her thought, Ann and Martha came through the front door.

Ann and Martha said together, “Oooh, something smells good. Mother, do you mind if Ann and I go upstairs?” June thought it was a great idea and said, “Yes, girls. Just make sure you’re back downstairs for supper.”

So Ann and Martha went upstairs. As soon as they were upstairs, Martha asked, “Do you want to hear the story of how I saw a bridge just like the one you saw today?” Ann squealed with excitement and said, “Yes, I would love to hear the story.”

Martha chuckled and said, “Ok, let’s begin.” “It wasn’t very long ago when I too wondered where the bridge led to. So, of course, I set foot on the bridge and walked on into the dark of night.

Soon, I saw a fantastical light up ahead and ran towards it. Suddenly, I saw it was a magical world. I was curious and asked a fairy princess nearby where I was. The fairy princess said that I was in heaven.

Intrigued, I asked her you mean as in the heaven you read about in books? And she chuckled and said yes, that’s the very place we are standing in right now,” Martha paused to catch her breath.

Ann asked, “How did you get back home then?” Martha said, “I just took a magical rainbow unicorn flying carpet back home. Well, that’s the end of the story.” Ann said, “Aww! I wanted to hear more!”

June called upstairs to Ann and Martha. June said, “Ann! Martha! Dinner is ready.” Ann and Martha said, “Coming!’ Meanwhile, a time traveler was watching them and she knew that Ann wanted to cross over the bridge to find out what was there.

After dinner, Martha had a story to write. So Ann went outside to go to the bridge and set foot on the bridge like Martha’s experience. So she skipped, hopped, and ran throughout the dark of night.

Suddenly there was a blinding colorful light. Ann walked right into the light. When she came out of the light, she was in a magical world. Ann’s curiosity led to ask a nearby mermaid where she was.

The mermaid said, “You’re in Mermaid Land, Heaven of course!” Ann said, “Am I really in Heaven?” The mermaid giggled and said, “Yes. Now I can send back home. Would you like to ride on a starfish?”

Ann said, “Yes, please!” By the time Ann got home, it was 4:00 am in the morning. So Ann lived happily. Many years later, Ann was 20 and she had written a story about her journey to Heaven.

By that time, Ann was a renowned published author. Her now-famous imagination and curiosity were written in books she wrote herself.

So if you see a girl named Ann or Anne, there’s a good chance that you might see her. If you see her, be sure to say hi to her.

That’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed!

Monster Sky

Hey, everyone! I got inspired by a dark thunderstorm cloud ( also known as cumulonimbus or thunderheads) up against a big (fir or pine) tree back in August 2018 to write a story about it. Here are some related blog posts: https://lilliandarnell.com/2015/06/05/latest-weather-thunderstorms/https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/02/11/how-the-sun-came-to-be/, and https://lilliandarnell.com/2016/07/20/a-happy-world/. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

One day years ago, the Cloud King said in a powerful voice, “Have you finished pouring water down into the world yet?” And the Water Fairy said scared, “Almost, Your Cloudiness.”

The Cloud King laughed a loud, mighty, politely and said, “Relax! I’m not mad. I think the world is definitely getting tired of rain though. I do understand that you’re a water fairy and that’s what you’re meant to do.”

The Water Fairy said with a sigh of relief, “Thank you, Your Cloudiness! You have no idea what this means to me. Yes, I agree that the world is getting tired of rain but the world needs some kind of water too though. ” “Well, you could create lakes, rivers, puddles, and more for water”, said the Cloud King as he scratched his chin thoughtfully.

“Thank you, Your Cloudiness!” And so all was well or so they thought. Many years later, The Cloud King rumbled loudly and said, “Who took my lightning lamp?” The Lightning Fairy said scared, “I don’t know, Your Cloudiness! I thought I put the lightning lamp on your cloud.”

The Cloud King rumbled with anger and said, “Go find my lightning lamp now or I’ll make a violent storm!” So the poor Lightning Fairy went to search for the lightning lamp.

On the way, the Lightning Fairy flew into the Water Fairy (who was much older now) and so the Lightning Fairy said, “Hello, Aqua (the Water Fairy’s real name)! Have you by any chance seen a lightning lamp over this way?”

“No, sorry I haven’t. I’ll keep my eye out for the Cloud King’s lightning lamp, Summer (the Lightning Fairy’s real name) though.”, said the Water Fairy sympathetically. “Thank you, Aqua. I’m on my way to see Misty (the Cloud Fairy’s full name) and Raine (the Rain Fairy’s real name). “, said the Lightning Fairy longingly.

Meanwhile, the Cloud King couldn’t wait any longer and cursed the world by shouting, “Make a violent storm with loud sound and blinding light.” Almost immediately after he said that, thunder echoed on the Earth below as well as lightning striking the sky.

The rain came pouring down with the speed of light on Earth. Back at the Cloud Fairy’s home, the Lightning Fairy talked with the Cloud Fairy. “I’m sorry but I haven’t seen my father’s Cloud King’s lightning lamp, Aqua. Did you hear my father Cloud King cursed the world with a violent storm? Also, have you seen Raine yet?”, said the Cloud Fairy pitifully.

“Why, no! I didn’t know that, Misty. Thanks for telling me. No, that’s where I’m off to next. I guess I better hurry if I want to make to Raine’s home though. Goodbye, Misty!”, said the Water Fairy shocked and determined as she left.

Back at the Cloud King’s palace, the Cloud King was surprised at what he had just done to the Earth below. Sadly, there wasn’t anything he could do about it until he had the lightning lamp back.

Meanwhile, the Water Fairy had just arrived at the Rain Fairy’s home. The Water Fairy gently knocked on the door and a few seconds later the Rain Fairy opened the door. “Hey there, Aqua! I knew you were coming to look for something”, said the Rain Fairy calmly.

“Hey, Raine. You did, how so?”, said the Water Fairy quizzically. The Rain Fairy chuckled and explained, “You see, I borrowed the Lightning Lamp for one of my rain experiments but I see that the Cloud King beat me to it.”

“Oh, well. Are you done with the lightning lamp? I want to get the Lightning Lamp to the Cloud King right away”, asked the Water Fairy patiently. “Yes, I finished long ago with the experiment”, said the Rain Fairy as she gently gave the Water Fairy the Lightning Lamp.

The Water Fairy said, “Thank you so much!” as she left the Rain Fairy’s home and flew towards the Cloud King’s palace. Fortunately, he was asleep so she put the Lightning Lamp on the cloud as she left it previously.

The very next day, The Cloud King woke up to the Lightning Lamp sitting on the cloud like nothing ever happened. He gave a cry of joy having found it. Unfortunately, it was broken but the King decided to keep the storm and he had the power to control the violent storm.

After that, he gathered the Water Fairy; the Rain Fairy, the Lightning Fairy, and the Cloud Fairy together and announced that he found the Lightning Lamp. The fairies smiled knowingly and burst in celebration.

And everything worked out perfectly. Now the violent storm you have read about in the story is a thunderstorm, so if you ever experience a thunderstorm think of this story.

Sunset or sunrise clouds.

Pretty sunset clouds!

The Hummingbird Fairy Wings

Hey, everyone! I got the idea to write a story about a hummingbird when my grandmother Patty of the Romano Duo remarked,”The hummingbird wings look like little fairy wings.” in Surprise, AZ when I was visiting Surprise, AZ. Thank you, Patty! Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

Once many years ago, there lived a hummingbird named Abby who was very curious. One day, Abby wondered, “Why do I have such small wings?”. So Abby asked her mother and her mother responded, “Well, there was a fairy named Rebecca who was very curious just like you, Abby.”

Abby’s mother paused for effect. Abby’s mother continued her story,”One day, Rebecca saw some flowers that had delicious nectar and she starting eating nectar. Suddenly, Rebecca noticed a sudden tingling coming from her wings. ”

Abby’s mother smiled and stopped to catch her breath. Abby said impatiently,”Hurry up, mother! I want to hear more of the story.” Abby’s mother said, “Ok, I was just catching my breath.”

“Rebecca wondered what was happening and asked her mother what happened. And like me, her mother told her the answer through a story. By the time her mother finished the story, Rebecca turned into a hummingbird.”, said Abby’s mother knowingly.

“So Rebecca went to a wizard to get a special spell that would allow her to swap back and forth between a fairy and a hummingbird. And she still can be found today as a fairy and hummingbird.”, explained Abby’s mother. After Abby’s mother finished her story, her mother asked, “Would you like to know a secret?”.

Abby said excitedly, “Yes, please!”. So her mother said, “I am Rebecca. That is my secret now.” Rebecca laughed when Abby said, “I knew there was something magical and musical in you.”

If you see a hummingbird, that may be Rebecca or Abby flying by. Anyway, that’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed!

How Donuts Came To Be

Hey, everyone! As you know, summer is coming up (for some) so in honor of National Donut Day and First Day of Summer, I’ve decided to create a special summer story. I hope you enjoy!

Once there lived a donut named Sprinkles who loved to play in her huge backyard. Meanwhile, there lived a popsicle named Lemona who loved to drink lemonade and sing all day.

One day, Sprinkles invited Lemona to her backyard for a summer party. Sprinkles had also invited her donut friends.

Lemona arrived first to the backyard shortly after Sprinkles had sent out the invitation to Lemona. Sprinkles was very surprised when she saw Lemona coming to the backyard.

“Am I early to the summer party?”, asked Lemona. “Yes, you are early. I suppose I could use some help and a friend too.”, said Sprinkles truthfully.

“Sure, I would love to help you set up your summer party. “, said Lemona honestly. After a hour had past, Sprinkles’ donut friends started to arrive. A couple minutes later, Lemona’s popsicle friends started to arrive as well which was a big surprise for Lemona.

Sprinkles’ friends commented, “What an awesome party! We should come to your parties more often, Sprinkle!”. Sprinkle said, “Thank you! I couldn’t have done it without Lemona.”

Lemona’s friends remarked, “I agree, what an amazing party! We should go to parties all the time.” Lemona said, “Thank you! I’m the one who set up the party.”

Unfortunately, the fun had to end too soon. When Lemona hugged Sprinkles, chocolate got on her icy dress. While Sprinkles got lemon juice on her, she was happy that her party was a sucess. So if you see a donut that tasted like a popsicle, that might be Sprinkles and Lemona.

That’s the end of the story.

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Queen Of Earth

Hey, everyone! On April 22nd which was Earth Day, I felt inspired to write a story about the Earth. Here are some related stories: https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/04/23/the-back-of-black/https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/04/17/why-ladybugs-wear-black-and-red/, and https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/03/23/why-trees-dance-in-the-wind/. I hope you enjoy!

Once long ago, there lived a girl named Alana who loved to smell the Earth and talk to the Earth. Her parents were King Hendricks and Queen Dahlia. Her parents reigned the Earth together.

Many years went by and Alana grew into a young lady. One day when Alana was picking flowers and the Earth spoke.  Earth asked, “How would you like to be my queen like your mother when you’re older?”.

Alana said, “Yes, Earth!”. A couple more years went by, and Alana was now the queen of Earth. Alana’s queen name is Queen Eve but her real name was still Alana for non-formal events.

Alana married Stellen a couple of years later and the Earth even invited him to be the King like Alana’s father years ago. So Alana and Stellen reigned the Earth just like Alana’s parents did many years ago.

Stellen’s king name was Marthur but just like Alana, his real name was still Stellen for non-formal events. A year passed and the couple had a baby. Her name was Lalani. The Earth liked Lalani’s name.

Lalani lived the same life as her parents and her grandparents before her. So if you hear voices inside the Earth, that might be Latani and her family. That’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed!

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