Author: Anjyu PM
Every Harvest Moon festival the Moon Goddess chooses a special fairy to birth one called "the chosen". This right entails a large dowry and high social status and when Tinker Bell gets chosen for the ritual Terrence steps in to protect her and that just might lead to a blossoming romance.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Tinker Bell & Terrence - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,973 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 05-07-13 - Published: 06-02-12 - id: 8176916
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Author's Note: Well here's another Terrence and Tinkerbell fic which will be a story this time and not just some "one-shot". I did write Minutes Till Midnight. This is like nothing I've ever written before so the customs and rituals are made up by me, so please don't steal them and claim them as your own! If you want to use something from my story then please contact me and state what you're using and give me credit somewhere in your story for it. Thank you very much!
Tinker Bell groaned as she eyed the stack of growing pots and pans in front of her. She wasn't sure why everyone was so deadest on bringing all their banged and dented metal ware to her, but they did leaving her backed up for weeks and some of it had a deadline to be met. The Full Harvest Moon festival was in just three more weeks and the reason for piled up cook ware was because of all the delicious food that would occupy them. There wouldn't be a single vacant bowl or dish the night of the festival because they would all be occupied by glorious food.
The festival also entailed more than that though: one eligible fairy could also mate if they wished but no one would know until the full moon had risen and cast its glow on the one it chose first. This was a very important festival for Pixie Hollow because it meant new life and rebirth. Fairys had to be chosen for mating since a typical fairy was born from a baby's first laugh and the majority of them were but there were those special few who had been born the natural way: the chosen as they were called. Queen Clarion was a "chosen" one herself and had been the result of a Harvest Moon festival long ago. The mating ritual had nothing to do with being in love or any of that even though the chosen fairy did get to choose who she wanted to consummate with. Many fellow fairy men and women were already in relationships but just weren't able to have children unless the moon goddess showered her favor on them. The day of the festival was one of the most coveted day of the year by couples but a couple wasn't chosen every time even though it would've made more sense if one had been.
Tinker Bell really didn't buy into any of the nonsense of the festival, and she really wasn't concerned with getting picked. The moon goddess had enough sense not to pick her anyway surely. She was just about to get back to work when there was a knock at the door.
"Who is it?" she called out.
"It's me Terrence." the voice answered back.
"Doors open!" Tinker Bell said invitingly.
"Woah Tink and I thought I was swamped!" Terrence commented when he saw the piles and piles of pots and pans strewn all over the workshop.
"Yes amazing isn't it?" she sighed pulling at the loose ends of her hair.
"Don't worry Tink you'll finish it." Terrence replied giving her a reassuring smile that made its contagious way across her face.
"You never fail to make me feel better do you Terrence?" Tinker Bell replied with a sly smile.
"Well that was sort of my intention!" he said giving her a nervous laugh.
"Well I better get back to work then if I want to finish all this before the Harvest Moon." she sighed picking up her hammer fixating on her work again.
"Well I'll see you around then! Fly with me when you get time!" he smiled invitingly as pink tinged his boyish cheeks causing her heart to flutter.
"Sure maybe by next week I'll have this scrap heap gone!" she laughed tightening her bun nervously.
"Sure see you next week then!" he replied before letting himself out of the workshop causing her spirits to lift as she began humming along with the hammer's tune.
"Wow you have made an impressive dent in this pile Tink if I do say so myself!" Terrence beamed admiringly.
"Well it's taken burning some midnight oil to get it all finished let me tell you!" She assured him.
"Well you did it and that's all that matters!" he laughed ruffling her hair.
"Yeah Tink?" Terrence blinked facing the young fairy girl he admired so much.
"Can you please explain to me the significance of the Harvest Moon festival? I mean I've asked several of my fairy girlfriends but they just giggle and go on with the reply "Oh you know!" and the thing is I don't know." she sighed in frustration.
"I'm not sure I'm the best one to ask or not!" Terrance said as he cleared his throat uncomfortably.
"Come on Terrence you're the only one I can trust to tell me the truth!" she begged.
"Fine have a seat and I'll tell you!" he groaned finally giving in to her childish whims.
"Thank you Terrance!" Tinker bell smiled evaporating his frustration.
"Well as you know most of us are born from a baby's first laugh but some of us are "chosen"." he stated emphasizing a lot on the word "chosen".
"Yes and I want to know what's so special about being "chosen?" she scoffed.
"Well each of us is a given a talent but some of us have two. The chosen ones are conceived by a fairy woman and man not from a baby's laugh as you and I were. They have birth parents and therefore possess both their mother and their father's talent." he explained.
"Can you give me an example of someone who is double talented here in Pixie Hollow besides Queen Clarion?" she probed while gazing up at him with big blue eyes.
"Well Mable the Cooking and Gardening talent fairy is one good example. She is a fairy offspring unlike we are and gained the cooking talent from her mother and the gardening talent from her father." he illuminated.
"I see well I was just wondering what I would do if I were chosen? What would I do?" she inquired as a million questions ran through her mind. Terrence almost choked at her statement as a dark tomato color she had never witnessed before spread across his face.
"Why is your face all red for?" she blinked squishing her nose at him.
"It's just the possibility of you becoming a fairy mother and what it would entail for your future. It's much easier if a fairy is already mated but if the fairy candidate isn't then lots of willing fairy men will throw themselves at her hoping to get a chance to breed with her. Chosen ones aren't the only special ones around here because once a fairy is chosen for breeding then it also entails a large dowry for the family and a high position in fairy society. And what fairy man wouldn't want a high position in society?" Terrence explained.
"That's frightening!" she shuddered suddenly feeling a chill as she tried to warm herself up with her arms until she felt another pair embrace her.
"You have nothing to worry about Tink! The chances of it happening to you are slim to none!" he laughed reassuringly.
"I guess you're right!" she smiled scratching the back of her head nervously.
~Harvest Moon Festival~
"Wow isn't it beautiful out tonight?" Fawn complimented the bright glowing orange moon accompanied by millions of glittering stars.
"Yes the Harvest Moon is indeed one of the most beautiful." Silvermist sighed amorously.
"Well ya'll I wonder who the lucky fairy woman will be this year?" Rosetta questioned aloud after popping a fairy berry in her mouth.
"Well not me I hope! I don't need no fairy men being all up in my business trying to get me impregnated! I can't get fat I just can't! " Iridessa whined.
"Well if the moon goddess has enough since then she won't pick you." Fawn snickered mocking the light talent fairy's antics.
"Are you saying you'd be a better choice than me then?" Iridessa growled.
"All I'm saying is anyone would be a better choice than you!" Fawn smirked giving her a raspberry causing Silvermist to intervene before an all out fairy brawl broke out.
"Can you two please act like sensible fairys and not a bunch of animals!" Silvermist hissed angrily.
"Um Silver I am an animal talent fairy after all." Fawn put in causing Silvermist to roll her eyes.
"Hey have ya'll seen any wing of Tink yet?" Rosetta cut in before anything else could be said.
"She's probably with Terrence." Iridessa shrugged.
"Have any of you noticed how "close" they've been lately?" Silvermist commented with narrowed eyes full of suspicion.
"Yeah they do spend a lot of time together these days." Fawn commented.
"Do ya'll think there together or something?" Rosetta added.
"How much you want to bet?" Iridessa asked grinning slyly at Silvermist.
"Twenty Fairy Daprees." Silvermist confirmed.
"You're on!" Iridessa replied with a fist pump.
"Do you see anyone?" Tinker Bell inquired as she clung awkwardly close to Terrence's arm.
"Not yet." Terrence confirmed looking down at the small petite blond fairy admiring her. Tonight he would tell her how he truly felt no matter how much he wanted to hold back for some reason the urge was deep. She had to know he loved her even though she might not return his feelings-it was a weight he needed to relieve.
"May I have everyone's attention!" a voice boomed from atop the platform belonging to Queen Clarion herself. Everyone stopped and averted their gaze upon her.
"Tonight is the Harvest Moon festival and the most anticipated night of the year as we find out who our next chosen one will come from. I will recite the spell given unto the authority to me as Queen and that of a chosen one just like I do every year. After I recite the spell the enchantment will fall upon the one the moon goddess has chosen as this years candidate." Clarion resounded as everyone looked upon the huge brightly illuminating orange moon. Tinker Bell felt her heart catch in her throat as Clarion began the yearly ritual. After the spell had been recited a large beam of light shot down from the sky encompassing her entire body in it's warm glow. She could feel herself begin to float in midair as the ancient language of her people whispered to her heart in the most intimate way and then the light vanished leaving her standing there amazed too enraptured to speak.
"Well Tinker bell I guess the honor has been bestowed upon you this year along with your fairy mate!" the queen grinned delighted.
"I don't have a-" but before she could speak another word Terrence had placed his hand over her mouth and spoke before she could get another word in edgewise.
"Yes we are very excited!" Terrence exclaimed nervously as he held Tinker Bell's hand high in the air causing the crowd to cheer in approval.
No words were exchanged as she felt the color drain from her face as she cheered along with the crowd to play it safe. What was she going to do, and why had Terrence lied to everyone about them being mated? He was going to have a lot of explaining to do after the festival, but she knew for their safety she had to play along with the charade until it all got sorted out.
"Pay up Silver!" Iridessa cut in holding out her hand as she waited for Silvermist to pay her her dues.
"I knew I should've never made that bet with you!" Silvermist groaned as she slapped twenty daprees into Iridessa's hand leaving a satisfied smile on her face.
"Can you believe Tink is going to have the next chosen one?" Fawn squealed.
"Can you believe she's also mated to Terrence?" Rosetta cut in.
"This is all too much! I think something very fishy is going on! If Tink and terrence really are mated then why didn't any of us know about it?" Silvermist objected.
"I don't know but maybe they just wanted to keep it a secret and besides twenty fairy daprees sure feels great in my hands!" laughed Iridessa.
"I think we should all go up to her and demand an explanation!" Fawn replied.
"I think what we need to do is let her rest for awhile. This has to be more than she can swallow right now and minding our own fairy business is what we should all do right now." Rosetta instructed.
"Agreed!" they all said in unison before flitting off into the night.
"PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THAT WAS ALL ABOUT!" Tinker Bell fumed once they were alone behind closed doors.
" I was just looking out for you is all Tink!" Terrence sighed running his fingers through his hair.
"Well now were mated so we better get this over with!" she grumbled as she began fiddling with her dress.
"Tink what are you doing?" Terrence said objectively to her strange behavior.
"Getting undressed! What does it look like? I mean we can't do anything with our clothes own!" she grumbled fiddling with her dress again but being halted as his hand grabbed her wrist.
"This isn't just some crazy ancient ritual to me Tink! I really want to be your mate in more ways than one. The truth is I love you Tink! I've always loved you and the only reason why I made my claim on you was because I couldn't stand the thought of another fairy man taking advantage of you! I want all of you to myself forever!" he confessed but besides throwing him out like he thought she would he felt a pair of perfect warm lips on his enrapturing him in a very deep kiss.
"What must I do to be your fairy mate Terrence?" Tinker Bell inquired softly as she made finger circles on his chest causing his breathing to lapse.
"We will go see the queen tomorrow to make it all official but for tonight let's just get some sleep. I'll come by and pick you up in the morning." he said softly pecking her lips again leaving her with the lingering feeling of them there. She sighed happily climbing into bed as she fell into a wonderful dream about a little fairyling with golden blond hair and little flapping wings that sounded like tinkering bells.
A/AN: Please tell me what you think! R&R!