The Little Princess and Her Interstellar Rescue Mission
“A child-sized planet, just like Daddy said!” Cassandra exclaimed the minute they climbed out of the transport rocket.
“No room for grown-up scientists,” Andy agreed.
“Mommy said the flower only wants to talk to children anyway, never adults. Just think, Andy! We’re the first interstellar rescue mission led by a six year old.”
“Please Andy, draw me a sheep.”
Andy laughed. This planet was barely big enough for a little girl and her best friend, and probably reminded Cassie of their favorite book.
He drew a three-dimensional box with three holes in it and handed it to Cassandra, who fell into a fit of giggles.
“That’s perfect! Just what I wanted! Now it’s time to find the sky-blue flower.”
They found the house. They found the garden full of carrots and peas, with flowers of every color except sky-blue.
Cassie opened the box and her little sheep trotted out, sniffing around the garden. “Baby Baa can help us.”
A minute later the friends heard a sky-blue voice cry, “Don’t eat me!” and the flower pushed out of her hiding place, blooming all over their feet.
“Mommy said we must gather your seeds and send them back to Earth. She said you have the power to clean polluted air.”
The flower curtsied and smiled proudly. “I do. Every petal is equal to a rainforest. Notice how clean the air is here?”
Cassie had noticed. She hadn’t coughed once since they arrived. Andy held up a finger to take readings. Sure enough, the atmosphere was in perfect balance.
“Can you make lots and lots of seeds?”
“Sure, if you’ll be my friends.”
The little girl, the android, and the sheep named Baa all sat in a circle around the flower, who started dropping seeds into a little bag labelled “Save the Earth”. When the bag was full, they celebrated with bowls of carrot ice cream, then placed the bag in the transport rocket.
“Take this to Mommy and Daddy on Planet Earth,” Cassandra ordered.
The rocket obeyed.
“”Day One, a great success,” Andy declared. “Time for an afternoon nap!”