By Mallory Quinn
In this story, I wanted to have a little fun... “What if the situations were reversed?” Enjoy! Oh yeah, one more detail, it's set in modern times!
I was snowing, big snow flakes that year. Spring had made itself scarce. It was the beginning of May, but it was snowing like it was January. There was a house who took in children who didn't have parents. The house was called the Pony Home. There were two women who took care of there poor children: Miss Pony and Sister Maria. They had a heart of gold and they took care of those children with the help of some volunteers and the government who was helping them. Some companies were helping them too, but it was to get a big tax exemption... But you couldn't refuse the money, especially when they needed it so much.
The two brave women and the volunteers were feeding the children in the evening. One of the little girls, Tam, who was about a year old, was being difficult.
But the little one continued crying, she pushed her plate away, splashing Miss Pony on the face and she walked to the window.
She listened more carefully and she heard baby cries; a crying baby.
The two women walked to the door and they opened it. A freezing breeze was felt in the hallway of the orphanage, with the snow. Sister Maria followed the baby cries, and she found one by the big tree. It was covered with snow, and it was crying because he was starting to get cold. She took the baby and she took the snow off its face. It had a little sponge car and there was name on it that said: “Terry” .
The baby stopped crying as soon as he was in the nun's arms, secured and warm. But they could still hear baby cries.
She gave the baby to Miss Pony who had stayed at the door. This last one took the baby and Sister Maria walked towards the other baby cries. She found another baby, crying, a little further from the tree. There was a note which said;
I can't take care of my baby, please take good care of him. He's name is Arny.
She took the baby inside and put him in a crib next to the other baby.
Tam burst out laughing, looking at the babies, and she ate her meal like she should. All she wanted was to alert her two mothers that there were two new little brothers outside who would've frozen to death in the snow...
The two babies were raised together. Since they were found on the same night, of May 7th, the year when spring made itself scarce, had become the day of their birthday. Ten years later, Terry became a happy little boy, prankster, who bothered little girls. Arny was blond and he was a little more reserved than his brother, a little more scare, but he still bothered little girls. Terry love to bother Tam, pulling her hair, or lifting her skirt. This last one would always follow him to fight friendly with him.
She was now a pretty little girl with dirty blond hair.
He ran from there. Tam looked at him shaking her head smiling. Terry was impossible, but it was hard to get angry at him. He was very nice, despite his pranks.
Kitten cries where heard and everybody turned around to see what was happening. All the little kittens were tied by the neck to their mother and they wanted to free themselves but they couldn't. Sister Maria looked at the scene horrified.
He was on the top of the big tree. Sister Maria panicked to see him so high on the tree.
Sister Maria looked at him, he was sorry... but no, this was not the time to be sentimental.
Terry went to Miss Pony's office, who had followed the scene from her window. Terry knocked on the door.
Miss Pony looked at the little boy, who was now very cute and who had long brown hair and big bleu eyes. He was a handsome little boy... so unpredictable; he could be playing tricks one minute, and the next minute show a lot of compassion.
Sister Maria was at the door, and she had listened to the whole scene.
Every Sunday, couples came to see if they could adopt a child. Terry had no intention of getting adopted and live with strangers. He wanted to stay at the Pony Home for ever.
One Sunday, Tam was adopted by a family of farmers. Every body was sad to see her go. Terry was more hurt than the others. He wouldn't have his big sister to tease anymore. He started to sulk and stopped talking to her. Miss Pony noticed what he was doing. She talked to him about it.
Terry started to think, and he said to himself that Miss Pony was right. Tam won't be there for him to tease anymore... it wasn't fair!!!
He got out of the office and he went to see Tam, who was outside getting some fresh air.
Terry ran and went to cry on the Pony hill. Why wasn't anybody understand him? All he wanted was, to stay with his family at the Pony Home... he felt a hand on his shoulder. He turned around
The time came for Tam's departure. Everybody was outside to wish her good luck. Tam's new parents were there smiling
Tam was going to get in the car with her parents. Miss Pony told Terry, who was still sulking...
This last one turned around, she was about to get in her parents car.
Terry ran to hug her with Arny
She got in the car with her parents and the car left. She cried in the car. Terry and Arny were also said.
The calm was back at the Pony Home a little time later, a couple came to adopt Arny. Terry was devastated. What? What about their agreement?
Terry felt betrayed, but he couldn't be angry at Arny... he had the right to want parents...
That's how Terry found himself without his brother for the first time ever since they found them. The separation was terrible for Terry, he had felt a void... Arny, his brother, his twin, and his best friend wasn't there anymore to play with him... They wrote each other everyday, for a while, than one day, Terry received a letter that was going to devastate him.
My dear Terry,
This letter is the last one I'm writing you. My parents want me to put my old life behind me and to concentrate in my new life. I'm sorry but I won't be able to write you anymore. Don't answer this letter. It's a farewell letter.
Arny Jones Brighton
Terry was on the Pony hill, and he started to cry in silence. The last link he had with Arny, had just been severed for good.
“I don't understand; why are parents like that? Why won't they want Arny to keep contact with his old life, a life he's known forever? They just adopted him, they don't know him like us! Life isn't fair!!!” He said to himself
In the middle of his tears, he heard a weird noise. He opened his eyes, and he had the impression he was daydreaming. He saw a blond girl with a white dress and she was playing the harp...
Terry started by smiling and then laughing.
He started to play the harp and Terry sat down, closed his eyes and fell to the soft music sound. When he woke up, he was alone, he must've been dreaming...but he saw something on the grass, a sign with a “A” on it. He picked it up and put it in his room.
Terry felt better after his meeting with the “princess of the hills”. He became the little boy, prankster and he was also the boss, because he was now the oldest of all the children, the dean. He thought about his princess of the hills often and he was wondering if he would see her again.
Time passed and Terry was now a young teen, very, very handsome. Girls were always after him. They were trying to charm him but... he sometimes did like he didn't see them, and sometimes he would make out with them, without promising anything. He went to public school and went back to the Pony Home to sleep. Sometimes, a lot of girls would come to the Pony Home to see him, so he could help them with their homework. Miss Pony thought it was funny but Sister Maria thought it was a sin...
Terry went to see Tammy at the farm after he finished his homework, to help out a little. Tam's father was paying him for his services. Tam was now a very beautiful young woman who was also going to the local school.
Tam burst out laughing. Terry was so funny when he wanted to.
They worked and continued talking and Terry went back to the Pony Home and he saw a car parked in front of it. He saw the license plate had the “A” like on the sign he found on the hill, “his princess”... he got in and he found a man talking to Miss Pony.
He thought about the “A” on the license plate. Maybe if he went, he would find his princess...
The man left. And Terry was wondering what possessed him to do that. He never wanted to be adopted, and now because he saw the sign of his princess, he says “yes” without thinking? He needed a change and becoming the son of a rich family was a start.
She approached him and hugged him for a long time. Miss Pony approached him to hug him too.
Terry got ready for his big move in 3 days. He didn't know what life had in store for him, but he knew that he wasn't going to be bored...