A new Fairy Tale
(Author/Illustrator: Debopriya Banerjee — A first attempt at writing story for kids, I I used to draw cartoon characters during my childhood days and my mom used to love them. After completing my ISC exam, I joined Arena Multimedia in Kakurgachi, and from there my journey towards becoming an Illustrator and character designer began: [email protected])
Hello kids, welcome to the world of a cute and chubby little boy Milo and his best friend Doco, the dragon.
Part – IRead
Now don’t get scared of Doco my little hearts, because he is an adorable dragon who loves to play with kids and show them some beautiful magic. He is going to be your best friend too very soon.
Now let’s find out how Milo and Doco became friends.
It was a beautiful Saturday evening when Milo's mom bought him a story book about fairy tales and adventures.
Mom: Hello my dear baby, look what I have got for you. Yes, it's a story book. Okay let me read it out to you.
(Mom starts reading out.)
Hello friends, I am Doco the dragon. And I'm going to take you to the land of fairies and magic.
Suddenly Milo interrupts saying “Docccoooo”.
Mom: Yes my baby, he is Doco, the adorable dragon and soon he is going to be your best friend. He will take you with him to the adventurous lands of fairies, witches and magic. And Milo, my baby… (mom looks at Milo and finds him in deep sleep).
She keeps the story book on the desk and makes him sleep comfortably on his bed.
Mom: Goodnight my son. (And after placing a kiss on Milo's forehead, she leaves the room).
It was Midnight and everyone in the house were sleeping. Suddenly, the story book which was kept on a desk in Milo’s room falls on the floor and starts emitting lights. Milo's sleep gets interrupted and he wakes up. Terrified by the sudden lights he covers his face with the blanket.
Suddenly the light fades out and the surrounding becomes calm and quiet.
Milo on removing the blanket from his face finds a dragon sitting on the floor in front of him, with a huge smile on his face. It was Doco the dragon.
Doco the dragon: Hi!!!
(Milo gets scared and jumps off his bed and hides under it. And Doco bends down looking for Milo and tries to console him.)
Doco: Hi Milo! Don’t be afraid of me... I'm Doco, your friend
Milo on hearing the name ‘Doco’ comes out, saying “Docooo? Doco, dragon?”
Doco: Yes baby, I'm Doco the dragon. Can we be friends?
Milo gives him a smile and as they shake hands, some glittery magical lights illuminate the room of Milo which makes him so happy that he hugs Doco.
Milo: Doco...take…take me to wo…woo... wonderland.
Doco: Sure, my little prince, but promise me... you will never tell anyone about our future adventures.
Milo promises the same and they hug each other.
So here is how their friendship begins.
Smelly Feet Princess
Last time we saw how Milo and Doco became best friends. Now let us see how Doco keeps his promise !!
Part – IIRead
It was midnight and everyone in the house were in deep sleep, except for Milo who was still awake, waiting for his new best friend Doco, the dragon. This time Milo did not keep the book on the desk, instead he kept it open in front of him. And suddenly just like the other day, the book started trembling and emitting lights. And seeing this Milo was very happy because he knew his friend Doco was coming to meet him. And finally Doco was there sitting in front of him. “Doccoooo…” said Milo and hugged him. “Let us not waste any time” said Doco. Excited and delighted with joy, Milo climbed up Doco’s back and they were ready for their adventure. “Here we go….” said Doco and they started their journey to the land of ‘Smelly feet Princess’.
Flying over the high mountains, shining in the glittery rays of the sunlight and the blue river flowing with bubbling sound, they reached the Palace where lived the very beautiful Princess Eva. She had long blonde hair, rosy cheeks and big blue eyes. But in spite of being so beautiful, no one liked her because of her rude behavior. She used to speak harshly to the people of the kingdom and insult people of other races. So Doco thought of teaching her a lesson. “I shall turn her into a sober and kind hearted person. Just wait and watch.” Said Doco to Milo and took out a magic wand from his belly pouch. “Docoly Woobly doooo…” and with these magical words, Doco casted spell on Princess Eva when she was about to enter the Palace Hall. While she was entering the hall with arrogance, suddenly some foul smell started coming out from her feet. People who were present in the hall including the guards and the maids, all covered their noses and even some of them laughed at her. Princess Eva felt insulted. She ran to her room crying in anger. After sometime the Queen came to console her daughter. “Oh Mother, why is this happening to me?” asked Princess Eva. Consoling her daughter, she asked the maids to wash her daughter’s feet with milk, rose petals and the costliest fragrance. Princess Eva was very happy as she thought she was going to be alright soon. Her maids washed her feet according to the Queen’s instructions. But as soon as her feet dried up, they started to stink again. This time she was furious. She screamed and shouted at everyone and ordered them to leave her alone.
When everyone left her room and she was all alone, Milo and Doco entered through the window. At first Princess Eva was very scared to see Doco. But somehow he managed to make her believe that he is not harmful. “Now can you feel the pain of others when you insult them?”Doco asked the Princess. Lowering her head she replied “Yes.. I’am sorry, I would never do it again.”
“That’s like a Good Princess” and once he again casted his spell on the whole kingdom. “Docoly Woobly dooo..” and with this the princess’s feet stopped stinking. She slowly went to the hall and greeted everyone with a smile on her face. Everyone started loving her. She realized her fault and also understood that it was Doco’s magic what made everyone forget the incident of her smelly feet.
Moral of the Story: A beautiful soul is more loved than a beautiful face.
Milo & Doco
Part – III