According to Wikipedia: Wilderness or wildland is a natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by civilized human activity. It may also be defined as: "The most intact, undisturbed wild natural areas left on our planet—those last truly wild places that humans do not control and have not developed."
This is the setting Heather chose for the March Adventurer's Club theme.
It was a warm March evening when Gina threw a few pebbles at Angelique's window. "Come down here" she whispered, so as no-one but Angelique could hear. "I've found something in the forest, that you must come and see". So Angelique quickly threw on a pair of shoes and climbed out the bedroom window in her pyjamas.
|March Entry - Magical Wilderness|
"What is it you wanted me to see that's so important it couldn't have waited until morning?" Angelique asked. "I don't like going into the forest at night, it's like a wilderness in there and you can't see anything anyway without a torch."
"Don't be afraid Angelique, I've been there tons of times before, it's not as scary as you may think." So off they toddled along the winding pathway, being so careful not to trip on things in the dark.
All of a sudden Gina pointed, "There it is, see what the fairies have built?"
"Oh my!" Angelique replied, "It's a castle, how do you know the fairies built it?"
"It had to be fairies", Gina replied. "No-one else would dare to tackle building something like that in this wild country." Then as she turned back again to look at the castle, her foot slipped on the moss that carpeted the ground where she was standing, and over she went like a falling tree, landing squarely on her bottom.
She tried to get up, but her ankle gave way underneath her. "I can't stand on it", she cried. "However are we to make it back home?"
"Don't worry Gina, it's not far to the castle, I will go and get help."
Angelique ran all the way until she reached the steps to the castle, then turned and waved. "I shan't be long now, I'm almost there."
It wasn't too long before Angelique returned with Diaphanus, a wingless fairy princess. She knelt beside Gina and gently rubbed the little girl's foot until the pain went away and it felt strong enough for her to stand.
They both thanked her profusely for her help, then they all returned to the castle and had a wonderful breakfast of fairy bread and honey tea.
What an adventure the girls had this month. :)