Puck had long since tired of a life among the other Spiralae. She wanted adventure, she wanted to explore and discover new places. Oh, she kept well away from man - she made sure of that, at least. But there were times she regretted her choice to be a wanderer. It was lonely, and she hadn't met anyone for the longest time. She sighed, walking along the banks of the river. It was late morning, and it was just starting to get warm. She was about to lie down for a moment and bask in the heat when she noticed a pale shape wandering along the bank towards her. She sniffed the air and whinnied in greeting before trotting up to the pale mare.
"Hello there! I'm Puck. Is something the matter?" The other mare looked a little bit embarrassed when she looked over to the river.
"It's a bit deep. There doesn't seem to be a place to cross." Puck's eyes lit up.
"Oh! Is that all? There's a set of crossing stones about ten minutes ahead. I could take you there, if you like?"
"Oh! Would you? That's so kind, Puck. Oh I almost forgot, my name's Nadina."
"Pretty name." Puck smiled. "Mind if I call you Dina for short?"
"I... No, go ahead."
So Puck retraced her steps and showed Nadina the passing place. The rocks were slightly awkward to get across, but it was possible.
"That's it, just put your left fore on that rock there, and I'll hop ahead a bit." It was easier for Puck to stay balanced because of her wings, but she had to be extra careful for her new friend. "there we are, almost here now, it's a bit of a clamber up the bank, so be careful"
But they both made it across right as rain, if a little soggy.
"Thanks so much! I don't think I would have made it across there without you, Puck."
"It's no problem, it's a fairy's duty to help weary travelers, isn't it?" She joked. Nadina just smiled.
"Well, thanks again. I should probably be off now - there are some people waiting for me"
"Okay, take care, Dina" As Puck watched her walk away, she felt a slight twinge of jealousy. There was no one waiting for
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