“Lady Cherry, where is our class going?” Prince Frosting asked our teacher. He was my cousin and in my first-year class at Royal Fairy Academy.
“Oh, I hope it is someplace
super sweet!” Princess Cupcake said. She was Frosting’s twin sister. They were as different as fruit chews and lemon drops.
Lady Cherry clapped her hands. “I am going to write a clue on the board,” she told the students.
I looked and saw . . .
“Are we going to Sour Forest?” Prince Frosting asked, flying out of his seat. He always forgot to raise his hand before speaking.
Lady Cherry gave Prince Frosting a stern look. “Please stay in your seat and remember to raise your hand,” she said. “No, not Sour Forest.” She
looked around the room.
I thought I knew the answer. My parents were the ruling fairy princess and prince of Candy Kingdom. They had told me about a new royal crown jewels exhibit at the Chocolate Museum. I raised my hand.
“Princess Mini,” Lady Cherry said, nodding at me, “what is your guess?”
“The royal crown jewels at the Chocolate Museum?” I asked.
“Yes, Mini! That’s correct,”
Lady Cherry happily exclaimed.
“Oh, I always wanted to see those jewels,” Princess Taffy said. “Don’t they belong to Princess Mini’s grandmother Queen Swirl?”
I smiled at Taffy. She was my best friend and the sweetest Candy Fairy I knew.
“The crown jewels are sugar-tastic!” I said. “I saw them last year at my grandfather’s birthday party.”
“The crown is kept in Queen Swirl’s vault on Ice Cream Isles,”
Lady Cherry said. “Queen Swirl only wears the crown for certain ceremonies.”
“But the jewels don’t really belong to her,” Princess Cupcake said.
Taffy leaned closer to me. “She’s just jealous that Queen Swirl isn’t
from her side of the family,” she whispered.
“Even though we’re not related, I am named after the queen,” Princess Swirlie said. She was Cupcake’s best friend. “My parents lived on Ice Cream Isles before moving to Sugar Valley.”
“Have you ever seen the special royal crown?” Cupcake asked.
Swirlie shrugged. “No,” she said. “But I want to!”