(Don't worry, folks, I'm going to get that modern fairytale story out soon. I just need to develop it further and give it a name first.
In the meantime, enjoy this story I made up while developing the previous story I was talking about.)
There were lots of people boarding the train in a train station. Some were racing and pushing people to get in, while others were struggling to pull their heavy suitcase across the station floor. Still others were just calmly walking inside the train, or yelling at one of the people who pushed them.
When inside the train, the passengers went either inside another compartment or stayed in the compartment they were at. After they found their seat, they sat in it and got their tickets out. The conductor gathered them up as he walked from compartment to compartment, always stretching out his arm and saying the same thing:
In a peculiar twist, the conductor was not a man, but a 12 year old boy. And yet, no one had said a thing about it.
The boy was wearing the typical outfit you'd see on a conductor:Blue cap with the express's name on the center in gold letters, black rimmed glasses, blue jacket, blue shirt underneath, blue tie, blue pants, black shoes. His brown eyes looked calm and composed, and his brown hair was properly trimmed and brushed. He had pale skin, and despite his age and height, he had the same professional air that an adult conductor did.
After collecting all of the tickets and wishing the passengers a safe trip, the conductor went back to his place in the train, stuck his head out, and said,
Daniel woke up with a start, and was taken greatly aback by the sight outside his window.
For there outside in the middle of his yard was a big train with a note on it that was facing right in front of Daniel and his little sister on the other side of the bed, Alexa. It was fuzzy, and Daniel didn't know if it was there or he was still dreaming, but that was what he saw.
"Are you seeing what I'm seeing!?" Daniel heard Alexa squeak out.
Daniel looked at Alexa.
The girl had brown hair and pale skin like her older brother. However, unlike him, her hair was long and she had blue eyes, which were both inherited from their mother. She was wearing pajamas like Daniel, but hers had pink flowers on them while his had blue horizontal stripes.
"I think so!" Daniel replied to his little sister.
The boy got out of bed and raced to the shelf that had his glasses on top of it. After he used the stepstool to reach his glasses, he put them on and looked back out the window, only to still see the train.
However, one thing was different. This time, a piece of paper was on the window. The piece of paper had handwriting on it, and Daniel didn't need to read the name at the end to know it was their late grandfather's writing.
"Grandpa!?" Daniel and Alexa exclaimed at the same time. They then looked at each other, surprised that they had said the same thing at the same time.
Shrugging it off, Daniel jumped off the stepstool. To feel safe in the dead of the night, both him and Alexa grabbed their toys, which were a stuffed animal clouded leopard and toy octopus you can slap on your arm and two of its arms would wrap around it respectively named Strata and Inkwell for Daniel, and a stuffed animal otter wearing a green cloak and holding a lute named River for Alexa. Daniel then slapped Inkwell onto his arm and him and Alexa were off.
When Daniel and Alexa were racing outside to go to the letter, Daniel looked back at Alexa and saw her tightly holding River.
"What, are you really that much of a baby to carry a stuffed animal everywhere you go?" He said, barely holding back his laughter.
"Says the 12 year old boy who's currently carrying more stuffed animals than I am," Alexa said, unphased.
Daniel blushed out of embarassment.
"Be quiet!" He exclaimed. Despite trying to sound mad, he started looking left and right to make sure no one saw him with his toys.
Alexa saw this and giggled.
Soon, the two got to the letter. Daniel grabbed it, turned it around, and started reading at a whisper so the neighbors wouldn't hear him. Alexa huddled closer to him so she could hear.
"Dear Daniel and Alexa," Daniel read.
"Ever since I went up to Heaven, I have had a feeling that you two were wondering how I am doing and what it is like up here.
"I am doing fine, and Heaven really is a wondrous place. I won't say a whole lot in order to make you surprised when you get up there, but I will say this. All that you have heard about it is true, except for the part that angels have wings.
"The train in the yard is a gift from me. Only you can see and experience it with the five senses, and it has the ability to go into any book you want it to go into. It's also able to make your toys come to life, so you can have some companions while you have your adventures. The train drives itself, and will go inside any book that's in front of its tracks.
"I would have given it to you on either one of your birthdays, but I was super busy during that time. Well, it's better late than never, I guess!
"The boss and I have gathered up all of the books I have enjoyed and you two have enjoyed throughout our lifetimes and stored in this train, as well as some new books the boss is sure you'll like.
"Have fun, and stay safe. Grandpa."
Daniel's and Alexa's face broke out into large smiles. This was awesome!
"I'm going to get a book before you do!" Daniel said, racing inside one of the compartments.
"Not if I get one first!" Alexa said, racing after Daniel.
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