CELESTIAL COVE CHRONICLES: VISITORS FROM THE FUTURE
Chapter 23: A Celestial Baby Makes The Scene (Serene)
Story by Harmonia Studios
Screenplay by Clipperwhiz1
The next morning, everything is quiet and peaceful in the Hope Garden with no activity in sight. Suddenly, a sparkling explosion of red light with pink and white sparkles appears from out of the blue – with a baby girl around 2-3 years of age flying out from it. She has short blonde hair with a pink hair bow, blue eyes, and wears a dress very similar to Christine’s – only it’s red with yellow and pink frills, with a white jumpsuit underneath and yellow slippers. She also has white angel wings on her back, which she uses to fly about with ease. Obviously, she’s no average baby.
She’s not alone, for there’s a gray kitten with angel wings and a sentient star with crystal blue eyes and angel wings. The latter looks like a toy from its chibi-like appearance.
“Well, this looks like the Hope Garden as it did back in 1991. I just hope the others would made it here safely,” the winged kitten says concernedly, with the toy star giving her a soft hug to comfort her.
The baby angel looks around in her new surroundings and giggle happily at how beautiful and colorful it is before she flies off to explore.
“Don’t go too far, Serene! We need to stick together!” the winged kitten calls out nervously before flying off to catch up to Serene, with the sentient star following not far behind.
Meanwhile, Christine and Tenshi Aquamarine are nearby walking through the forest while looking around. The water/techno fairy has the celestial mage-in-training’s laptop and holds it up in various directions as if it’s a detector.
“Any traces on your part, Christine?” Lily asks casually.
“No. My scepter isn’t glowing around here,” Christine replies with a groan. “This is getting nowhere, Lily.”
“But . . . I know there are more Jewel Seeds around here . . . The ones we found recently can’t be the last ones in existence . . .” the Tenshi Fairy of Water asks sadly as she brings her head down in disappointment.
Just then, Christine’s scepter suddenly glows a surging yellow light that sends her and Lily falling backwards in surprise. Once they get back up, they gasp in awe upon seeing five Jewel Seeds – one for each Tenshi Fairy – before them . . . along with Serene and her companions.
“What the . . . did you find these by yourselves?” Tenshi Aquamarine exclaims in amazement.
“No. You may not believe me, but these are from . . . well, the future – just like us,” the winged kitten replies with a nervous giggle.
“F-future?! You mean time travel like from that movie?!” Christine exclaims in amazement.
“Precisely. You are Christine Gabaar and Lily Marina, right?” the winged captain replies affirmatively.
Serene notices Christine and gasps in amazement before glomping her on the spot. “MAMA!” she exclaims happily.
“WHA - ?!” the celestial mage-in-training and her fairy friend shriek in surprise.
“Yes. Christine, this is Serene Claine – your daughter 16 years from now. And I’m Hope, her feline companion – and Divinity’s daughter from the same time period. Oh, and this is Star-P, Serene’s faithful toy,” Hope answers nervously.
“Oh my goodness . . . I don’t know what to say about this . . .” Christine replies in awe. “Why are you here, if it’s okay to ask?”
“Well, a dear friend wanted to undo something terrible that has happened from our time, so we’ve traveled back in time with her to undo the disaster,” Hope explains to the point before looking around in her surroundings as if she’s looking for something – or someone. “Uh . . . where is she, by the way?”
“It’s possible she ran off to avoid being detected, Hope,” Star-P replies in a robotic, but friendly and motherly voice.
“I just hope she doesn’t go beyond the magical barrier’s boundaries,” Hope replies in concern. “Look, where are the other Tenshi Fairies?”
“They’re at the Hope Garden itself doing their daily gardening. We can do a search party for this friend of yours, all right?” Lily assures as she turns the laptop off and picks up the new Jewel Seeds. “Thanks for these, by the way.”
“You’re very welcome. Make sure Serene is taken care of in the meantime, please,” Hope pleads as she gives her master a soft nuzzle, much to Serene’s giggling amusement.
Christine smiles and then hugs her daughter from the future before replying, “Of course, Hope! Leave it to us!”
Shortly, Christine is walking about in the vicinity surrounding the Hope Garden while Serene is flying around her happily. The future mother smiles cheerfully as she watches her daughter from the future and then comes across a big apple tree before her.
“Oh, apples! Wait here, Serene! I’ll go and get some for some applesauce, all right?” Christine asks as she summons forth her scepter.
Just before her future mother can do anything, the mysterious angel baby stops her carefree flying and then closes her eyes in a meditative stance. Just like that, every single apple on the tree glows in white with red and pink sparkles – just before they’re instantly plucked of the branches and lands before an awe-struck Christine in a neat pyramid-style pile.
“Oh my goodness . . .” the celestial mage-in-training gasps while her daughter from the future lands next to her with a mischievous giggle. “Looks like you’re a celestial mage just like me and Mama. Even more than that judging by this incredible display of psychic power . . .”
“Applesauce?” Serene asks innocently as she flies over to the apple pile.
“Oh right, I forgot,” Christine replies as she taps her scepter on the apples just like that.
Just like that, the apple pile is enveloped in another glowing ethereal light before disappearing out of sight . . . with a big jar of applesauce appearing in its wake. The celestial mage-in-training takes hold of it and opens its lid – only to realize something important.
“Whoops – no spoon,” Christine says nervously with a sweatdrop running down her head.
“Mama, watch!” Serene says happily as she looks over to the log cabin and focuses her eyes there.
Suddenly, a spoon flies out from the nearby window and heads right over to the celestial children, screeching to a halt before them. Christine giggles nervously before taking the spoon.
“Was it necessary to break the window?” the celestial mage-in-training asks her daughter from the future.
Just then, Catherine and Arimus run out of the log cabin and head over to the girls – obviously concerned due to the spoon incident just now.
“Christine, what just happened?! We just saw a spoon flying out from the drawer and breaking that window over there!” a nervous Catherine exclaims as she points over to the aforementioned broken window.
“It wasn’t me since I don’t have psychic powers – my daughter from the future here does, though,” the celestial mage-in-training replies nervously as she brings Serene into her arms.
“HUH?!” the celestial couple shrieks in awe before fainting on the grass just like that.
“Oh boy . . .” Christine mutters nervously while Serene giggles cheerfully, oblivious to what’s going on.
Shortly, the celestial children are watching cartoons on Christine’s laptop to pass the time. As for their parents/grandparents, they’re lying on the nearby couch still sleeping away.
“I hope we’ll find your friend in time, Serene,” Christine says in concern.
The angel baby brings her head down sadly and is about to cry upon hearing this. Feeling sympathy for her daughter from the future, our celestial heroine brings her into her arms and cradles her softly in a motherly manner. “It’ll be okay. The Tenshi Fairies are cool superheroines who will save the day just like they have ever since we awakened them,” she assures Serene.
The visitor from the future looks up at her future mother’s face with a grateful smile and embraces her on the spot.
“Don’t worry, you and your friends are in safe hands. I’ll protect you, all right?” Christine assures as she returns the hug.
Just then, Catherine and Arimus wake up from their faint spell and look over to their celestial daughter – and future granddaughter.
“Christine . . . is that child really from the future? I don’t rightly any celestial mages in my bloodline mastering time travel before,” the adult celestial mage asks softly as she comes to.
“She must have gotten it from the one I’ll be marrying years from now,” Christine replies nervously while shrugging her shoulders.
Shortly outside the log cabin, the celestial children walk over to the Hope Garden and survey their current surroundings for any sign of Serene’s friend. Just then, the Tenshi Fairies along with Hope and Star-P show up at the scene while also joining in the search.
“Ah, hi there, Christine. So this is your daughter from the future, eh?” Maria asks as she pats the angel baby on the head gently. “She’s so aborable.”
“Aunties!” Serene exclaims happily as she glomps each and every of the fairy superheroines much to their surprise.
“Aww, I guess you’ll be her honorable aunts in the future. It makes sense considering we’re like sisters,” Christine giggles amusedly. “So any luck of this friend of hers, by the way?”
“No sign of any children around in the forest. It would help if we had a description,” Jeanette replies concernedly.
“Well, I’d want to tell you, but it would be a big shock to one of you fairies,” Hope replies nervously.
“Hmm . . . she’s another kid from the future – and one of ours, right?” Lily asks in a genre-savvy tone, with the winged kitten nodding affirmatively. “I knew it. Whose is it?”
Hope flies over to the Tenshi Fairy of Water’s ear and whispers her answer, much to the other fairies’ annoyance. Upon hearing it, Lily’s eyes grow wide in surprise with her jaw dropping to the ground in response.
“NO! Really?! So they’d get married after all, eh?” the water/techno fairy replies amusedly.
“Serene, since you have psychic powers, you must know where this friend of yours is. Could you please help us?” Samantha asks politely.
The angel baby shows hesitation and panic on her face since it’s clear that this friend of hers didn’t want her to tell about her secret location. In a desperate attempt to change the subject, she starts crying out loud.
“Eek! Are you all right?!” Christine exclaims as she brings her daughter from the future into her arms for another comforting hug.
“She don’t want to tell us, I can tell,” Kaho says nervously. “Let’s just continue our search, all right?”
“Must be quite an ordeal for the both of them, indeed. Hope told us everything about what led to this, so at least we can prevent it from happening,” Jeanette assures as she brings both celestial girls in a comforting hug.
“Thank you, Aunt Jeany,” Serene replies gratefully as she and her future mother return the hug.
With that, the Tenshi Fairies fly off to resume their search for the angel baby’s elusive friend. Serene sniffles softly before flying out of Christine’s arms and looks around in concern.
“It’s all right, Serene. We’ll find her,” the celestial mage-in-training assures as she sits down on the grass and hands the visitor from the future a soft bagel to eat. “Hungry?”
Serene squeals happily upon seeing the bagel and starts eating it away much to her future mother’s giggling amusement. With that, Christine gets out a bagel of her own and starts eating it.
Later on that day, the celestial mages of the past, present, and future are sitting on the front porch’s bench, with Catherine happily hugging her granddaughter from the future. “I’m so glad that we’ll be getting a granddaughter in the future. I’m interested in seeing who will you marry, Christine. No rushing, of course,” she says.
“Yes, I’m more focused on important things right now than boys. I’m 8 years old, for pete’s sake,” the celestial mage-in-training points out.
Catherine nods in agreement and then looks over to the Hope Garden with a concerned look. “It’s been a while since the fairies begun their search. Serene’s friend must be THAT good at hiding,” she finally says.
“Like mother, like daughter,” Christine replies, foreshadowing the identify of this friend’s future mother, much to Serene’s giggling amusement.
Catherine raises an eyebrow at this before her eyes grow wide in surprise. Just before she can speak . . .
We make an instant cut to the Tenshi Fairies flying through the dark forest still searching. They’re persistent, make no doubt.
“This sport, whoever she is, is quite a sneaky one to find,” Kaho grumbles annoyingly. “Like you sometimes, Sammie.”
“Huh?” the Tenshi Fairy of Ice replies in surprise upon hearing this. “Why, you think she might be a ninja like . . .” she adds in before realizing something. “You think she might be . . .”
“Now, now, let’s not jump to conclusions until she’s found, all right?” Jeanette insists reasonably. “We fairies are experts in stealth, you know.”
“True – though Sammie . . .” the Tenshi Fairy of Nature points out before her heavenly counterpart shushes her mouth on the spot with a hand.
“Focus on the search, please,” an annoyed Jeanette orders before resuming heading the search, much to Kaho’s grumbling annoyance and Samantha’s confusion.
TO BE CONTINUED