I didn't think that I would ever come back here. The memories of this place remind me of my father. I was going back to Forget-Me-Not Valley.
My father died when I was eight. It wasn't his time to go. Sometimes I feel like it was my fault of his sickness, but I know it wasn't.
After my father died it was just my mother who had to take care of me. But after one month when I turned fifteen my mother got cancer and died a few weeks later. I was only fifteen and I lost both of my parents.
The good thing was that my only living relative was going to take care of me. Well technically he was my father's best friend who was like an uncle to me.
My family lived in Forget-Me-Not Valley when I was a baby. We shared a farm with my father's friend, Takakura. My father told me that Takakura and he had built the farm when they were eighteen. But then he met my mother and they were married two years later.
Then I was born one year later. I learned how to work on the farm and I was good at it. But then my mother got a job in the city and we had to move when I turned six. We didn't really visit Forget-Me-Not Valley ever again.
But now I was going to live there now. Maybe I can start a new life and own the farm. And maybe I could get married and have kids, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
I wonder if anyone remembers me. I haven't been there in nine years. And my friends have probably already grownup and moved away.
Finally I reached the top of the hill. There it was, Forget-Me-Not Valley.
I could see the entire town from up here. It still looked the same. I ran down the hill as fast I could until I reached the bottom.
Up ahead I saw a small farm in the distance. There was a field on the left with three people working.
A big woman wearing a yellow apron and red boots looked up. "Well look who it is. It's my little sweet potato!" she called.
"Vesta!" I yelled and ran over to her.
She gave me a huge bear hug. "Oh how are you Jenny? I've missed you so much." She said.
"I've missed you too Vesta." I said.
Vesta was a farm owner. She was like an aunt to me. She called me her 'Little Sweet Potato' because I always ate them.
Vesta let go of me. Next to her was a small girl with brown hair who looked about my age. She had on a green dress with an apron and she wore a little pair if moccasins. She looked at me with her big brown eyes. "Jenny!" she squealed.
"Celia!" I squealed back and hugged her. Celia was one of my best friends growing up. She worked on Vesta's farm and she was treated like she was Vesta's daughter.
"I've missed you!" She said. Then across the field was an older boy with black hair. He wore a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He gasped and ran over to me. "Jenny!" he yelled.
I let go of Celia. "Marlin!" I yelled. He ran over and hugged me. "I haven't seen you in years." he said. Marlin was Vesta's younger brother. He was a great person to hang out with. He let go of me. "Takakura told us that you would be moving back here." said Marlin.
"But it's sad that both of your parents died." said Celia.
"I know." I said.
"So how was the city? Vesta said quickly changing the subject.
"It was okay, but I love it here more." I replied.
"Good. Now we'd better let you go see Takakura, he's been waiting for you." said Vesta.
"Okay it was great seeing you guys." I said and ran for the bridge.
"Bye Jenny!" they called.
I ran across the bridge to the other side. "Jenny!" I heard someone yell.
I looked to my left and saw a blonde haired boy running my way. "Jenny! Jenny! Jenny!" he yelled and tackled me to the ground.
I started laughing. Rock? Is that you?" I yelled.
"The one and only!" he said while getting off of me. He helped me up. "So how is Penny Jenny?" he asked.
"I'm fine Rocky Road." I replied.
Rock was one of the funniest and laziest friends I had ever had. We even had nicknames for each other.
"How have you been Rock?" I asked.
"I've been great. But there's this new girl living at the Inn and she's a grouch. So if you see a red head named Nami, be careful. I've got to go. My mom wants me to be home early. I'll see you later." He said.
"Hey tell Ruby I said hi!" I yelled.
"Will do!" Rock called as he ran to his mom's Inn. Rock's mom, Ruby owns the Inner Inn. She's also a great cook.
I turned around and walked to Takakura's farm. I finally arrived at the farm.
On the left was my old house and the house on the right was Takakura's house. I walked over to his house and knocked on the door.
The door opened and out came Takakura. He didn't age a bit since the last time I saw him. That old stony face and tan skin. And he still had that old tattoo on his left arm. "Jenny!" he yelled.
"Uncle Takakura!" I squealed and hugged him.
"How's my favorite girl?" he asked letting me go.
"I'm good. I've missed you a lot." I replied.
"I've missed you too. I haven't seen you since you were only six." he said.
"Is the farm still the same?" I asked.
"Yeah. I cleaned the place up for you. Also I have a few surprises for you." he said and opened the door.
Out came a brown and white puppy and a small black kitten.
"I thought that you might want some company. So I bought you a couple pets." he said.
"Oh thank you so much! I'll name the puppy Otis and the kitten is Milo." I squealed.
"Good names. Oh I have a few more surprises. Come on." he said as he walked over to the barn. He opened the barn door and out came a golden brown horse.
"A horse?" I said.
"Yep I thought that you'd like one. You always said that you always wanted a horse when you were little." said Takakura.
"Thank you Takakura! I'll call you Cyrus!" I squealed.
"I also bought you cow, a sheep, a chicken, and a duck in the barn. Come with me I want you to see the house." he said as he led me to the house.
He opened the door and let me inside. I saw a small bed in the corner, a kitchen in the back, a chest full of tools, a dresser, and a book shelf.
"I bought you some new clothes for you." Takakura said.
"Thanks Takakura. So, anymore surprises that I should know about. You've already given me enough already." I said.
Suddenly something covered my eyes. "Does that mean that you don't want to see me?" a voice asked.
I recognized that voice.
"Kai?" I asked excitedly. Then I could see again. I turned around and saw my old best friend. "Kai!" I squealed.
"Jenny!" he yelled and hugged me.
Kai was my best friend ever. We met each other when we were only two years old. Kai was really upset when I had to move to the city. He always told me that he wanted to own a snack shack on the beach.
"I've missed you so much." he said.
"Me too. You haven't changed a bit." I said.
But he was a little taller than me. He also wore the purple bandanna that I gave him for his fifth birthday.
"So what's new with you?" I asked.
"Oh I got an outside job in town. Um...Takakura can I show Jenny?" Kai asked.
"Sure go on. I think Jenny needs to see Forget-Me-Not Valley." Takakura answered.
"Thanks." said Kai.
"Thank you so much Takakura!" I squealed.
"You're welcome kiddo. Now go on and have fun." he said.
Kai grabbed my hand. "Come on." he said and pulled me outside.
We ran past the Inner Inn and then we passed the Blue Bar. Then we ended up at the beach.
Kai pointed to a small shack on the beach.
"That's where I work." he said.
"So you ended up owning a little snack shack the beach after all." I said.
"Yep. Come on I'll get you something." he said as we walked hover to the shack. Kai went behind the counter and pulled out a slice of pizza. "Here. It's on the house." he said.
I grabbed the pizza and took a bite. "Yum. This is great. Kai did you cook this?" I asked.
He nodded his head.
"Since when do you cook?" I asked.
"I learned from Ruby a few years back. So how was the city?" he asked.
"It was nice. But nothing could replace Forget-Me-Not Valley. And plus I missed you." I said.
"I missed you too. It wasn't the same without you here. Also there are some weird things going on lately." Kai explained.
"Oh yeah? Like what?" I asked.
"Well there's this thief on the loose here." he said.
"A thief? Who is he?" I asked.
"Don't know. But he's going all over the cities by here and stealing. Ruby told me that he was spotted here in Forget-Me-Not Valley about a week ago." Kai explained.
"Jenny!" I heard someone yell. I looked over and saw a girl with long golden blonde hair and a short red dress. And a smaller girl with short brown hair and a long green dress.
The blonde girl hugged me. "Muffy! How are you?" I squealed.
"I've been great. Griffin told me he says hi." she replied.
The shorter girl with brown hair hugged me. "Jenny!" she squealed.
"Lumina!" I squealed back.
"I haven't seen you in years." said Lumina. "
Me neither. How's your grandma Ramona and your butler Sebastian?"; I asked.
"They're fine." she replied.
"Did you hear about the robbery last night?" said Muffy.
"What happened?" Kai asked.
"Ruby had to leave the Inn for a minute so she could run to Vesta's farm to get some vegetables. She left that new girl, Nami in charge until she came back." Muffy explained.
"When she came back she found Nami in the kitchen. Nami screamed that she couldn't move. Nami said that the thief used some kind of spell. A freezing spell." Lumina explained.
"Ruby said that the thief stole some of her best cooking spices and a few curry dinners from the fridge. But no money was stolen." Muffy explained.
"That's strange. Is Nami okay?" I asked.
"She's fine. She started moving two minutes later after Ruby found her." said Lumina.
"So did she get the thief's name?" I asked.
"Yes I did." said a voice.
/We all turned around and saw a girl with really short hair. She wore a short sleeved shirt and white shorts.
"Oh hi Nami." said Muffy.
Nami looked at me. "I'm guessing you're Jenny." she said.
I nodded my head.
She smiled. "It's nice to meet you." she said.
'Maybe Rock was wrong about her.' I thought.
"So anyways what happened between you and the thief last night?" Kai asked.
"Well Ruby had to go out for some food for the guests, so she left me in charge. I left the front desk to go answer the phone. But when I came back I heard a lot of noise coming from the kitchen. I went back into the kitchen and saw the thief rummaging through the pantry. I yelled at him to get out, but he just turned around and looked at me."
"He said 'I shouldn't let my anger get in the way of my beauty'. I didn't fall for any of his smooth talking. So I told him to get out again and then he put out his hand and yelled 'Chick Beam Fire'. I tried to move but I couldn't. He put me under some kind of spell. I asked who he was. He said his name was Phantom Skye. And then he picked up some leftover curry dinners in the fridge and ran out." Nami explained.
"Wow. What happened next?" I asked.
"Ruby came back five minutes later and I yelled from in the kitchen that I couldn't move. She came in and I told her about the thief. I started moving a few minutes later. Ruby told me that there was a note on the desk that was from Phantom Skye. It said that he was coming to steal from the kitchen, but Ruby thought Rock was playing a trick on her. Ruby is now being more cautious when she leaves." said Nami.
"What kind of thief leaves a note saying that he's going to steal?" Kai asked.
"I don't know but we will catch him." said Nami.
"I'd better get back to the Blue Bar to keep an eye out for him. See ya guys." said Muffy as she hurried to the Blue Bar.
"Yeah I'd better get back to the Villa too. See ya." said Lumina as she ran to her mansion.
"So you guys better be careful." said Nami as she walked away.
This is one of my first stories. So please review. Thanks!