Romy and Lilo spread their wings into the wide world, they realised
that they needed a voice to convey their true emotions to anyone who
wished to listen. Romy in particular was desperate to growl, but Lilo
also secretly hankered to scream in the wild and at times sing
lullabies....she was getting tired of only singing down the phone and
longed to be with her loved ones. So what is a boy to do? A grand
exploration was undertaken throughout the breadth of the land, until one
day we found CC.
"Hi! Who are you?", I enquired
"I'm CC", she replied
"CC, that's an unusual name. What
does it mean?"
"It's the name of a wondrous place,
a Tropical paradise. There are banana palms and the trees can be seen to
wave and sometimes, whisper in the wind. There are parakeets that nest
in the trees and a special crystal parakeet safeguards the land from
evil intruders. CC is just a reference, a metaphore. There is a Princess
who lives there and she will share the true name with only those she's
fit to share her life"
"How will I find it?", I asked
"Very few do, but you will know,
because the Princess of that land will take you to one side and tell
you. She will also tell what CC really means. I need you to find her so
we can find my true name"
"You must join me CC. Travel with us
and we will find this place"
Romy, Lilo, CC and me traveled to far
distant places, where the dark demon hounds could be fended away. We
were chased and hounded by them. When they got too close CC and Romy
would howl piercing antidotes of sound and demons would be held at bay.
On other times Lilo and CC would sing softly until all who listened
would be at sleep. In our sleep, in our dreams we all saw different
things, but everything we saw represented happiness. Each waking morning
brought us pain and emptiness. An unknown void was in all us and we knew
that only finding this mystic place, which CC told us about, would fill
One day there was a great storm and the
four us were stranded. No map, no compass, we were lost. A dark haired
maiden found us in the middle of this dark storm and in in her hand she
held a golden compass, "Every girl has to have a compass, it tells
me how I got here and it shows me where I need to be" she said,
"We only know where we've
been", I told her, "we are looking for magic". Will your
compass show us the way?
The girl just smiled, held out her hand
and led us to her palace.
She dried us, fed us, cared for us,
patched us up. Our strength was low, but she showed kindness, compassion
and a patience unknown. Lilo in particular was suffering and needed just
a little more time than the rest of us to recover.....in the end all us
brought Lilo back to health until she was singing sweeter than ever.
We all grew fond of the Princess. CC and
Romy would scream around the palace until till late at night. Lilo and
CC would whisper sweet melodies, that cried out into the darkness. The
Princess would listen and sometimes tell us tales of far off places,
whilst we were all resting.
Eventually the day came for us to
continue our trek. Saying goodbye was painful, but we all had our
destinies to seek. But as we were about to leave, CC stopped in her
tracks.....she heard tropical birds from the window and for the first
time Romy noticed the banana trees swaying in the breeze.
Lilo looked above the door and the Letters "C.C" slowly
appeared from the stone. They materialised into a deep embossed carving.
The Princess then held out her hand, opened her palm and revealed a
small crystal parakeet. The bird smiled at her and then looked me. He
spread his wings and flew towards me. As I reached out my hand he
circled my head three times and settled on my shoulder. The Princess
placed her palm in mine.
Then the Princess took my hand and told
us what CC really meant. I then knew that what our little friend had
told us was true. It's a name that only the privileged, cherished ones
of the Princess know. I can't tell anyone.
We had found the destination of the
The crystal parakeet just smiled.