Written by DTYarbrough
The Adventures Of Sir Timothy in the Land Of Tomorrow
Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved
Written by DTYarbrough "We can always enroll next year," said Tim. "At least I got that crash course from Merlin. I'm much more capable of protecting you than I was even a month ago." "I was so looking forward to Fogmore. I've never had much chance to meet or get to know the other races of humans. They all seem so interesting," said Liz. "But you're right. There's plenty of time." "Should we lower the sails? We're nearing the boat dock," said Tim. "Look, there's Patsy and Eunis. Merlin must have sent them to meet us." "Are we going to the castle?" Liz asked the unicorn. "Is Father ill?" "No. He's fine. There's someone to see you. We're going to that little cottage near the lake," said Eunis. "Who is it? Is it someone I know?" asked Liz. "Merlin didn't say. He just asked us to meet you and bring you to the cottage," said Eunis. "My, how you've grown." "It's a long story. I'll tell you all about it someday," said Liz. "We must hurry." "Who lives in the cottage?" asked Tim. "It's been abandoned as long as I can remember," said Liz. "I don't think I ever knew who lived there." "You look very nice, Patsy," said Tim. "It's good to see you again." "I like you with long hair," said Patsy Pony. "You don't even look like an outsider anymore." "Thanks, Patsy," said Tim. "Are we ready, Liz?" "Let's ride," said Liz.
............................... "There's the lake, Tim," said Liz. "We're almost there. I wonder who it is that was so important they dragged us away from school." "We'll know in a little while. I hope it's nothing serious," said Tim. Tim and Liz dismounted their steeds and walked up the little path to the door. "Knock .. Knock" A beautiful lady opened the door. "Mother? What are you doing here? I've missed you so much," said Liz. "I had a dream that you had aged. I know it's only been a day since you left, but I just had to see you," said her mother. "My, how you've grown." "Mother, it's been two hundred years. I'm fine. I'm only one year older because of a little adventure Tim and I had a few days ago," said Liz. "Oh, this is my best friend Tim. Tim, meet my mother." "Pleased to meet you, mi'lady," said Tim as he bowed at the waist. "Now I see where Liz gets her beauty." "Nice to meet such a gracious young friend of Elizabeth's," said her mother. "You can call me Lady Victoria." "Are you staying? Why aren't you at the castle?" asked Liz. "Your father and I aren't speaking. This is where I lived before you were born. This is my home in Tomorrow," said her mother. "I believe I will stay for a while if you have time to spend with me." "Of course I do," said Liz. "I have so many wonderful stories to tell you. Is there enough room for Tim?" "I can stay at the castle. You two need to be alone," said Tim. "Nonsense Tim, of course there's room for you," said Victoria. "Now I won't take no for an answer." "Then it's all settled. I'll have Eunis fetch our things from the castle and let Merlin know that we are okay," said Liz.
"How is your father?" asked Victoria. "I haven't seen him in thirteen years." "Hasn't changed a bit," said Liz. "As stubborn as ever. He hasn't seen you in over three hundred years." "I should have known he hadn't changed," said Victoria. "Does he ever speak of me?" "Only when I asked about you," said Liz. "You look just like the picture in his secret room. He told me that it ages as you do." "So what have you and Tim been up to lately?" her mom asked. ........................... "Merlin will see you now," said Reginald Van Rat. Try not to waste too much of his time." "Sir Timothy. So nice to see you again. What can I do for you?" asked Merlin. "It's Liz, sir. I'm terribly worried about her," said Tim. "What is it, Tim?" asked Merlin. "We had a little problem on the way to Fogmore. She's aged and I think she's afraid to let you see her," said Tim. "Merlin ... Merlin?" Merlin had vanished. "It worked," thought Tim. ........................... "I see you still haven't learned to knock," said Lady Victoria. "Sorry to barge in like this. Tim just told me about Liz. Where is she?" said Merlin. "What about Liz?" asked Lady Victoria. "She's aged. How bad is it?" asked Merlin. "Oh, that. She aged one year," said Lady Victoria, "and she's
prettier than ever." "Thank goodness," said Merlin. "To hear Tim tell it, I was expecting to see an old woman. But speaking of prettier than ever, it's nice to see you again, Victoria." "You always did have a way with words, magic or otherwise," said Lady Victoria. "How have you been, Merlin?" "Oh, I can't complain. The years have been good to me," said Merlin. "Although they have been lonely since you left." "You know why I left. Let's not start that again," said Lady Victoria. "You know I never wanted you to leave. Come back to the castle and become my wife," said Merlin. "Help me to raise your wonderful daughter." "She's your daughter too, and you haven't done such a bad job," said Lady Victoria. "She's told me many wonderful stories." "Father!" yelled Liz as she ran into his arms. "I was so worried when they told us to return home. I thought something had happened to you." "I'm fine, Elizabeth," said Merlin. "Let me have a look at you. You are prettier than ever. Timothy had me worried sick." "I see that you two have met. I'll just leave you two alone to talk about old times. I'm going outside to wait for Tim," said Liz. "I think I've been tricked into coming here," said Merlin. "Probably, but since you're here, have a seat and talk for a while. We have a lot of catching up to do," said Lady Victoria.