Tink laughed, flying in a little circle and sending pixie dust all around, “Why would I lie when the truth is already so much fun?” She fluttered over to him, grinning and holding back the urge to bop him on the nose. Part of her felt bad for how much she was enjoying his jealousy, but she figured it wasn’t doing too much harm. “No, not yet. I.. I figured I would in a couple days. Are the Lost Boys there right now?”
Peter wafted his hand in the air, clearing the pixie dust from his face, “Tink, stop doing that!” He laughed. “Because you’re incredibly good at lying, and who wouldn’t do what they’re good at,” he raised his eyebrows at his little friend, but she was right in front of him and he went a little cross-eyed. “Why what are you doing? Are you busy with something else?” He said, a little annoyed. “And no, the Lost Boys aren’t there. Neithers Wendy. Suppose you’re pleased about that.” He huffed.
Tinkerbell rolled her eyes, sitting down on the nearest surface and looking up at him. “I thought maybe I’d go visit some other friends. Like Snow White. I haven’t seen her in a while, and she’s great company.” She tried to go on to say how much she had missed him, but the words caught in her throat. All at once, the fairy began to feel her initial excitement at seeing Peter fade, and she remembered why she was upset with him. At the mention of
the wench Wendy, she felt her anger building up, threatening to come pouring out.
But Tink simply looked at him with a pleasant smile. “Why would you think that, Peter? I’m perfectly fond of big ugly girls who barge into Neverland.”
“Travelling…” Peter mused. “That sounds fun. But bet you haven’t defeated a mighty leopard with your bare hands while you’ve been travelling!” He said triumphantly. Then, suddenly curious he asked, with a little tinge of envy, “Who’ve you met?”
She smiled as he spoke of the leopard. Though Peter’s boasting could at times make her roll her eyes, it was one of those boyish things about him she missed when he wasn’t around. He could be amazing and adventurous and the best of friends, or he could be a complete pain in the ass. But he was Peter.
She had to hold back a smug grin as he asked his question. “Oh, all sorts of people. Princesses and Powhatans, who are sort of like Indians except we shouldn’t call them that, and some grumpy men. ….and a few handsome ones. To name just a few, of course.” She looked at her nails, trying to act casual and hold back the excitement she felt about her travels.
Peter tried not to look impressed by all Tink had done without him. Well, he’d had a perfectly good time without her! “You’re not lying are you Tink?” He continued to try to keep his voice casual. “Handsome men? What do you want to meet them for?” Peter’s face scrunched up a little. “Well, I mean, whatever you want to do Tink. I don’t mind,” he stuck his nose in the air defiantly. It wasn’t to last long though. “Have you been back to the treehouse yet?”
Tink laughed, flying in a little circle and sending pixie dust all around, “Why would I lie when the truth is already so much fun?” She fluttered over to him, grinning and holding back the urge to bop him on the nose.Part of her felt bad for how much she was enjoying his jealousy, but she figured it wasn’t doing too much harm. “No, not yet. I.. I figured I would in a couple days. Are the Lost Boys there right now?”
“Oh, thank you!” she replied, easily walking into the doll house and stepping behind a little toy screen to change. She slipped out of her dress and started wiggling into the new one, scowling as she gave a good yank to get it over her hips. Did no one know how to make clothes for curvy girls?
When she finally had the dress on how she wanted it, Tink smiled, looking in the mirror and giving a little twirl before coming out to show Rapunzel. “So what do you think?”
Rapunzel clapped enthusiastically “You look like a snowflake!” She grinned lifting her up to her face. “And such shiny hair! Well you must be hungry I know I am.”
She left her room and headed down to the dining room where she was sure food was being prepared. She could hear the cooks in the kitchen but she passed the door heading into the large and overly decorated dining room. “They’ll be lots of people here so it’s best to tell mom and dad before anything, then you can sit with me!”
Tink stayed close to Rapunzel as they traveled throughout the castle. She usually didn’t have too much of an issue with getting into trouble; in fact, the concept was exciting! But after the events of the morning, she considered herself lucky to be granted a more relaxing tour that went without her being chased around.
“What kind of food will there be?” she asked curiously.