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Marshmellow Trees and Nougat Hospitals

The Marshmellow Tree

On Monday I went to Amendaria’s place to see how he was after all that’d happened at the tea party, but he wasn’t home. Since it had been raining all day I was worried something had happened to him (we all know the weather represents the mood of unicorns). I just had to find him…

After looking for hours and hours I sat down under the tree of marshmellows to rest a bit. After two minutes I heard someone sobbing. When I looked up, I saw Amendaria lying on the biggest branch of the tree, eating chocolate marshmellows whilst crying. “There you are!”, I said, “I’ve been looking everywhere for you! Do you want to come down and talk to me?”. Amendaria replied: “I really want to but I can’t. When I climbed in this tree I forgot I’m afraid of hights and now I’m scared that if I move, I’ll fall down!”  This was awful. I had to find a way to get him out of that tree… “Do you want me to call the emergency services to get you out?” I asked. Amendaria shook his head. So I asked: “What if I brought you a ladder? Would you dare to come down if you had a ladder?” Amendaria responded: “Maybe… We can try!” I hurried home, took the ladder out of my garden shed, folded it up so that it could fit in my purse and ran back to the marshmellow tree. When I got back I put the ladder against the branch on which Amendaria was lying and encouraged Amendaria to come down by saying: “C’mon Amendaria, you can do this! One step at a time!” Amendaria slowly climbed down the ladder. When he was down I gave him a hug and we sat down under the tree.

I asked Amendaria how he was feeling after which he finally told me the truth: “Awful, I can’t forgive myself for hurting Rudy… He was my dearest friend. I want to visit him so badly, I want to know whether he’s still angry with me, but I don’t dare to. I’m so scared he’ll start yelling again.” I patted Amendaria on the back and asked him:”Do you want me to go with you? I can go in first to find out whether he’s still angry with you. If he isn’t you can come in as well…” After I said this it suddenly stopped raining. Amendaria had a surprised look on his face and said: “Would you do that for me? You wouldn’t mind?” I looked Amendaria in the eyes and replied: “Off course not! If you want we can leave now!” A smile appeared on Amendaria’s face and he said: “I’d love that!” When he’d said this, the dark clouds dissappeared and the sun started shining again. We left for the hospital right away.

 

At the Nougat Hospital

Ten minutes later we arrived at the hospital. The hospital in the Land by the Rainbow isn’t like any other hospital. The building is made of nougat, all the doors were made of ginger cookies, the reception made of M&Ms and seats made of gingerbread. After asking the receptionist in which room we could find Rudy we bought Rudy some chocolates and a balloon with “get well soon” on it in the gift shop.

When we arrived at his room I went in first, just like we planned earlier. Rudy was watching Breaking Bad on TV when I walked in his room. It was the episode in which they use acid to dissolve the corpse of Emilio in a bathtub… Rudy looked at me in shock when he saw me and started talking: “Wh-Wh-What are YOU doing here?” to which I replied: “Hello to you too Rudy, I thought I’d pay you a visit. Is that alright?” Rudy nodded and told me to take a seat. I sat down and asked Rudy how he was. Rudy responded: “I’m alright… still recovering, as you can see.” I looked Rudy in the eye and quietly said to him: “Rudy, I need to ask… When you were in the ambulance the nurse told us you could press charges against Amendaria for what he did. Are you…” Rudy started answering my question before I could finish it and said: “No, I’m not going to press charges against Amendaria. I know he does stupid things sometimes but he can’t help it. He’s just very impulsive and, let’s face it, not very clever. I over-reacted the other day, I was just so angry with him. But I can’t stay mad at him…. I love him too much for that! I just wish he’d visit me, I miss him and I’d like to apologise for saying all those horrible things.” I was so glad to hear Rudy say this and couldn’t wait to tell him Amendaria was waiting for him on the other side of that delicious door and said “Well Rudy, have I got good news for you!” I opened the door and Amendaria walked in after which Rudy started smiling. Amendaria gave Rudy his gifts and apologised to which Rudy said: “It’s alright. I’m sorry I reacted the way I did. I’m sorry I called you all those awful things. You’ve been such a good friend in the past. You didn’t deserve to be talked to like that for making a mistake.” Amendaria started crying tears of joy after which Rudy got up and gave him a hug.

My work for the day was done. I brought two friends back together again. Next to that I was starting to feel hungry after seeing all the delicious furniture in the hospital. I decided that it was time for me to go home before I started eating some of it and said goodbye to my two newest friends.