Once upon a time there was a girl named Jessica.
Now Jessica loved to play hide and seek; she would always play it with her puppy willow.
One day they went down to the beach and Jess ran off to hide, as she stepped behind a bush, she slipped; after a small descent she found herself in the most beautiful garden one might imagine.
She stood up, and there before her were three dashing gentlemen in crimson finery.
Jessica curtseyed and they bowed in return
"You're just in time m'lady," one of them spoke up at last.
Taking her arm they ran towards the castle in who's garden she had landed.
Without a moment for thought, Jessica was taken into a wonderful sunny bedroom where a white, frilly dress was laying, as if in wait, on her bed
Jess tried the dress on, and it drew in to her body as if tailoring itself to fit her by magic.
She spun around and admired herself in a large wooden mirror standing across from the bed.
She sat down as she wondered what to do with her hair.
She picked up a brush and was hardly aware of what she was doing; when finished, she was surprised even her hair could look that wonderful.
Jessica thought she should step back outside, but when she did, there was not a soul to be seen.
She turned around, and the castle, seemed to be falling away in the distance, disappearing in a mist. Bewildered, Jess ran a little way, not knowing what to do.
At that moment a young man galloped in upon a white horse, with bows in its tail
He was holding Willow, and helped Jessica climb up too.
"I'm so glad you found it," he said
His voice sounded familiar to Jessica, though it took her a minute to place it
Then it dawned upon her, the noble knight, was none other than Daniel, the boy she could never bring herself to speak more than 3 words to, the boy who if she held his gaze for more than a second, felt that she would never be able break it; and most of all, the boy she felt she loved.
She would meet him in the hallway, and he would let her past, he always opened doors, never said a rude word. He was a true gentleman.
"Where are we?" Jessica questioned.
"I'm not so sure, but it's just wonderful here. Don't you think?" Daniel replied
"I find too, the dress far more flattering to your figure, than the terrible school uniform I only ever see. You simply must tell me all about yourself, if I may be so bold," He added.
The pair trotted on for some time before coming to a halt in a most tranquil forest glade. Jumping down, Daniel deftly transferred Jessica to the ground.
He sat down in a patch of grass, peacefully illuminated by the sun, and Jess lay next to him.
She reached for his hand.
The pair lay still for some time, speaking softly about their lives, and about the time they had spent thinking about one another.
"How silly we were," said Daniel, "To let our selfish shyness hold us back from our true desire."
The pair lay still for an amount of time one dares not assume upon, until the sun began to set.
Daniel arose, and took Jessica's hand, in doing so helped her, so gently to her feet
Hand in hand, they walked towards an opening in the trees, as they approached it, Jessica could see the beach, where she had been this morning.She smiled to herself, knowing, her life would never be the same after this day...