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Submitted: March 19, 2017

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Blossom 
On May 15, 2017, it was a breezy Monday morning and Greg wakes up and makes his cup of coffee and goes outside to enjoy the sun come out.  He spots Archie digging around and notices Greg is up and bars at him happily and Greg smiles and tells him good morning and Archie continues digging.  Greg sips his coffee when the black dino tugs on him and he carry him and asks why he is up so early and says that his papa snores too much.  Greg laughs heartily and says he is going to go on a small vacation for a week and the black dino protests and says he wants to go.  Greg tells him he can’t take him because he will be far away and his mom will worry.  The black dino crosses his arms and puffs fire and says it’s not fair and he sees his mom awake and calls her and she quickly scampers to him.  He asks her if he can go on a trip with Greg for a week and she says that a week seems long.  He demands to have his way and she says after breakfast she will let him know and they go inside for pancakes.  After breakfast, Kitty asks Greg where he will be going and he says to Japan for a visit.  She tells her son he can go but to make sure to do everything his grandpa tells him and to be very careful and he bounces happily.  She starts packing his things and Dino asks what she is doing and she says their son is going to Japan with his dad.  His eyes widen and protests and go to his father and exclaim he can’t take a baby to such a far place and Greg tells him to relax it will be an experience for the child.  The black dino tugs on his dad and Dino sighs and tells his son to behave.  They go off to Japan and stay at Greg’s house in the woods.  The first two days they go sightseeing and the black dino takes lots of pictures.  The next few days they go and collect items for a special last day in Japan.  The last day Greg carries his grandson and they go to the mountains and says they are going to visit someone very special to him.  The black dino gets excited and puffs fire on the way and after an hour he asks if they are almost to the place.  Greg responds that they are close by and the baby notices pink petals float by and try to catch some and he sees the big tree filled with the pink petals and Greg puts him down and he quickly waddles up to the hill and makes it to the tree.  He asks what type of tree it is and his grandpa explains it’s a cherry blossom one of the very first and oldest one in Japan.  Greg explains that this one never loses its petals but instead sends out seeds in the air to make more of its kind.  He also explains that the name comes after his grandmother Blossom.  The black dino asks why he never saw his grandma and Greg explains that his grandma gave her life to save life itself.  He gives a confused look and Greg chuckles and tells him he will tell him about it after he is done with his ritual.  He starts and puts up incense and lights them and sits down and puts his grandson on his lap and starts to tell the story.
The story begins with Greg and his friends who once were young adults were living life being rulers of the jungle when one day Greg sees something on the mountains and heads towards them.  When he arrives, he spots and an unusual creature of which he has never come across before.  The creature notices she was spotted and creates a flame to warn Greg she is not to taken lightly and Greg explains he wanted to know who see was and she explains she is a guardian of the earth.  He says his name is Greg and she says she has no name and needs no reason to have one.  Greg’s friends arrive and are shocked at what they see and asks who she is and she sighs and explains who she is and her purpose and they look confused.  They leave and apologize for the intrusion and forget about it.  Days pass by and Greg goes back with coconuts and she asks what is his business and he says he brought coconut to drink and she has one and smiles in delight.  He asks why she is all alone and she exclaims that it's dangerous to be on the outside.  Greg laughs and says it’s perfectly normal out there she scoffs and says that his trickery will not work.  Greg shrugs and says he wants to know her and she asks why and he says he does not know really and she sighs and they have a conversation.  Months pass and they get well acquainted with one another and one day Greg meets the creature brother a mighty one that sends chills down his spine and he slivers in and demands to know who he is and what his business is.  His sister hits him and tells him to be nice and he scoffs.  He says there is no need to get along with such filthy creatures and Greg smells himself and says he is clean.  The brother doesn’t take that remark lightly and breathes a mist that converts anything it touches to ice and her sister steps in front of Greg and he stops.  He asks what the meaning of her actions are and she says Greg is a kind creature and wouldn’t hurt anyone.  Greg says he never saw such an ability before and the brother says one those who are guardians can pose such abilities, unlike her sister who can’t really do anything and doesn’t understand why.  The sister says in time she will figure it out and says her and Greg were planning on having a family together.  Shocked by this news he angrily protests and exclaims how it would be impossible for it to happen.  She goes to him and says she understands he is only caring for her but nothing would make her happier than to have young versions of themselves.  He scoffs and flies away angrily Greg and she has a ceremony in which all his friends attend.  Months pass by and she lays 8 eggs and Greg exclaims on how he cannot wait until they hatch and says he finally came up with a name for her and she smiles.  Suddenly Greg’s friends are in a panic and warn Greg that objects are falling from the skies and they don’t know what to do. Greg tells them to take shelter and they say to take care.  He worries for his unborn children and his wife says they will be ok and tries to move but winces.  Her brother enters and notices the eggs she is surrounding and sighs and tells her sister that he apologize for the way he acted and tells her he came to protect her and sees that now he is now protecting a dream she always wanted.  He hugs her goodbye and creates a giant ice wall covering the entrance and flies towards the sky and reaches clouds and absorbs any moisture he can and inhales deeply and lets out a fearsome blow of mist that covers the skies above and uses his ability to absorb the water in the ocean to create a bigger mist making the balls of fire into ice balls and he spots an enormous one and with all his might stops it in his track and he starts to lose consciously and the huge ball of ice hurls down with him and shatters into millions of pieces creating a blanket of snow.  Days pass by and Greg breaks the ice wall sees the whole place engulfed in the snow he realizes that he won’t be able to find food and worries for his family.  His wife gets up and tells Greg everything will be ok and asks that he care for his unborn babies and he lays around them keeping them warm and sleeps.  She smiles and kisses him softly and tells him goodbye and flies off and plucks off a scale and tells him that she will forever love him and she will always be with him and she will watch over him and her children with her brother on the other side.  She flies towards the sky and through the endless clouds and lets the sun rays hit her and she calmly concentrates and starts to glow and she says she understands her purpose and ability which is to give life even if it means she must give up hers.  She chuckles and realizes why her brother never pushed her so hard on trying to figure it out.  She slowly starts to fade and rays of light start piercing the clouds and the sun is shone bright and she becomes petals and spreads all around with the wind.  Greg wakes up and notices his wife is gone and sees her scale next to him and he looks outside and sees most of the snow has melted and that some life is coming back and realizes what happened and sheds a tear.  Days pass and while eating he sees the eggs moving and out comes out eight beautiful babies and they softly cry and he holds all of them and comforts them.  Two years pass by and life starts to rebuild itself Greg makes proper burial sites for his lost friends and one day he climbs a mountain on which his wife and he got married.  He plants her scale and out comes an enormous tree with pink petals and he is astonished by the sight and decides to call it a blossom tree after his wife.  He feels a soft tug and he sees dino and he carries him and dino puffs a small burst of fire and Greg chuckles and wonders what else his children have in store for him.  The black dino says that was a beautiful story and asks Greg if he ever misses Blossom and he tells him yes every day but he gets to see his grandchildren every day and nothing makes him happier than to spend his time with his family.  The baby bounces and says if they are going home tonight and Greg says yes and he leaves a picture of everyone in the Giant’s house and tells his wife that their children grew up to become such wonderful creatures and that dino became a father and has provided them with such lovely grandchildren.  He carries his grandson down the mountain and the black dino waves goodbye to the tree and sees a pink dragon above the tree smiling and wave back and fly towards the sky with her brother and the baby laughs and slowly falls asleep.  That night they return home and by the next morning come home and Kitty asks how it went and her baby says it was great and he got to see his grandma.  Dino scratches his head confused and says he has quite the imagination and carries him.  The black dino siblings come out and he gives them souvenirs and they play with the new things they got and Greg looks at an old photo he has of him and Blossom and says he will never understand how her brother was able to conjure up such an image and shrugs it off and watches his grandchildren play and smiles thus ending this tale.  


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