The Care Bear The Confidence Secret 2nd Part Chapter 13
There's a place in your heart And I know that it is love And this place could be much Brighter than tomorrow And if you really try You'll find there's no need to cry In this place you'll feel There's no hurt or sorrow
There are ways to get there If you care enough for the living Make a little space Make a better place...
Only love changes what has already been done And the force of peace joins everyone again C'mon, it's time to light the flame of life. And make the whole earth happy
If you want to know why There's love that cannot lie Love is strong It only cares of joyful giving If we try we shall see In this bliss we cannot feel Fear or dread We stop existing and start living
Then it feels that always Love's enough for us growing So make a better world Make a better world...
Only love changes what has already been done And the force of peace joins everyone again C'mon, it's time to light the flame of life. And make the whole earth happy
And the dream we were conceived in Will reveal a joyful face And the world we once believed in Will shine again in grace Then why do we keep strangling life Wound this earth, crucify its soul Though it's plain to see This world is heavenly Be God's glow
We could fly so high Let our spirits never die In my heart I feel you are all my brothers Create a world with no fear Together we cry happy tears See the nations turn their swords into plowshares
If you start others will accompany you And sing with harmony and hope. Let this song wash away the weeping of the world. To bring forgiveness and share the bread.
Only love changes what has already been done And the force of peace joins everyone again C'mon, it's time to light the flame of life. And make the whole earth happy
C'mon, it's time to light the flame of life. And make the whole earth happy
For you and for me For you and for me For you and for me
The island of San Martin was a paradise on Earth for its residents, who prided themselves on living there and taking care of the place. Certainly there was no land more beloved by his people than that little island eighty kilometers wide by sixty, covered with forests, valleys and streams that hummed happily by their beds, while the flowers and grass grew round. The beaches were clean and the sea water warm for the bath. There was abundant fishing, besides a great fauna and flora brought by the colonizers or already natural of the island. The population lived in small towns or villages, cultivating love and friendship with each other, in addition to commercial relations, being the capital of the country the small town of Heartown, with three thousand inhabitants. In all, the island had just over nine thousand, of which at least three hundred were not humans. Reason for surprise for the newcomers who came to live there, were the most loved and respected figures of the island, also the happiest of them all. They were the so-called bears and cousins, a group of talking animals, colorful and in some ways more rational than humans. Cheerful, fun, friends and very loving. These people were like this. Most lived in the capital or in Bearville, in the center of the island. With all their qualities and virtues, many worked in parliament and in important political positions on the island, always seeking to improve it every day. Thus, although small, the territory of San Martin had 150 kilometers of highways, 30 railroads, and four airports, as well as being the seat of one of the largest airlines in the world at that time, San Martin Aviation, which was the main company of the B & H Company conglomerate, created by the bears and the Heartom' family to finance transportation projects around the world. Not that this worked all the time, since in that year 1942 the Second World War occurred on all continents, affecting business and even local peace. Because it is historically neutral, the island did not adhere to any side of the conflict. This was largely the desire of the bears and cousins, who did not want to fight in a dirty war, but to end it in a friendly way for both sides, which seemed impossible. Next to Bearville, in an unnamed village, lived the Caribs, who were survivors of the wars between the first settlers and the native inhabitants of the island. Over the years, the coexistence between the two peoples improved greatly, and with the arrival of the bears and cousins, the national peace was sealed. There were also the villages of Little Spain, Victoria, The Port and New Europe and the modern port of San Martin, where it left most of the products exported by the island and received imports. In Heartown, there was the San Martin Aviation Maintenance Workshop, known for the excellent maintenance performed on the aircrafts. The small national railroad, linking Heartown, Bearville, San Martin and Victoria, although built for export of the island's riches, which were bananas, coffee and natural rubber, was now used by all sorts of cargoes. Victoria had become an industrialized city, for the production of luxury goods and quality for export, which attracted foreign exchange to the country. In addition to the loads, there were also passenger trains, which were crowded by locals, who preferred to use the railroad than their cars, besides being luxury articles on the island, despite the number of roadways. That's why Jim Bennet did not bother to stand in the middle of the main street in Heartown to film a train passed. Jim was a professional photographer, one of the only ones on the whole island, and in his spare time he liked to go out on the streets filming everything around as a record for future generations to know what San Martin was like back then. And on that day, July 6, 1942, he was once again busy looking through the viewfinder of the camera, spinning his crank to record his film, until he screamed in horror as a 1925 Crossley turned like crazy around the corner, almost running over him, and walking away just as he had come. - Frank, you crazy! You'll see when I get you! - shouted Jim, recognizing the driver and returning to his hobby. Frank Heartom was the heir of the Heartom family of the B & H Company and was the company's director of aviation. He was a modest man of good temper and generally sought to improve the company by improving the living conditions of the employees. It deployed a revolutionary method of recycling water for washing the airplanes, saving water and preserving nature at the same time. He paid technical courses for every employee in his industry, and he listened to all the complaints and requests of his subordinates, whom he considered true friends. In fact it was strange to see such a modest citizen driving wildly through the streets of Heartown, but there was a good reason for that. With a braking, he stopped in front of a beautiful house, with a large well-tended garden full of flowers, in which the essence of roses was overflowed with happiness and love. Hardly a second after Frank stopped the car, a dark yellow bear jumped of the passenger seat, ran down the aisle, and entered the house. The human, although also in a hurry, still closed the doors of the car before entering. - Stay calm, Worker! - he shouted - This way you're going to have a heart attack before you even see your son. - My wife is giving birth and you ask me to be calm? - Worker Bear exclaimed, turning to his friend - After all, where you are thinking? - At least once in your life you could calm down a bit. - I already have too much trouble to waste my time with you here! - Is being a father is a problem for you? - Frank asked maliciously, as they both climbed the stairs to the upper floor. Worker relieved the tension in his face a little. - That's not what I meant - said the bear - It's just that I've got too many problems in the mechanical workshop, after all, I'm the only car mechanic on the island, and it all comes crashing down on my shoulder. And the idea of being a father is making me completely lost. - Well, you should not think that way. Plus, you're an excellent mechanic, and that's a quality your kid can have too. - And if it's a female baby-bear and bad-tempered like me? - Then you'll have company to complain about everything under the sun. At that point the two of them were already standing at the door of the couple's bedroom, which was closed. Worker began to snort and paced up and down the corridor, nibbling at his anxious lips. - After all, no one is not going to tell me anything, ever? - exclaimed more and more impatiently. - Stay calm - Frank said - The labor sometimes takes a few hours. And if you don't calm down... - I know I know! I'll have a heart attack! Now let me complain on my own. No sooner had these words been lost in the air, the two friends heard the beautiful sound of a baby crying. The bear stopped and stood before the door, wide-eyed behind his glasses, and with a small smile of supreme happiness. - He was born - he murmured - I am a father! Frank said nothing, just watched his friend and his reaction. At bottom, the human felt privileged to live with such interesting friends, who never tired of helping others and loving the unknown, even though they had defects and notorious qualities. A few minutes passed until the door opened and a purple raccoon, dressed in white coat, left the room. - So, Dr. Healthy? - asked Worker eagerly. - It's a beautiful male baby bear, Worker - said the raccoon - My congratulations! Wisdom it's in there, taking care of him and Rose, and soon you will be able to enter. - Talking about it how's your Guidance Raccoon daughter? - Frank asked - She was two now, was not she? - She's very well, thank you. Each day is stronger and more beautiful. You need to go to Bearville to see her. - As soon as I can, I'll go and visit all my friends. Maybe I'll take Tricks and Worker with me. The bear did not even hear the conversation, so anxious and alert that he was about to see his wife and son. He was a father! How much he wished he had a family. First was Rose, who fell in love with himself with all his faults. She was the reason for his life and his motive for laughing. Now he had a cub to create, to teach to live. This was the greatest emotion Worker could expect from life. A few moments later the door opened again, and a bluish female raccoon appeared. It was Healthy's wife. Smiling, she turned to the bear and said: - Your wife and your son are expecting you. If you want to enter... There was no need to say another word. In the same second, Worker entered the room, which was well furnished and well decorated as Rose had always shown for such matters. In addition, she also loved gardening, having a great tact to take care of the plants. She also liked to play sports to maintain health. She and her friend Idealist Fennec were always practicing running, cycling, tennis and even swimming. Only now in her pregnancy had she stopped short of it. The young mother bear was lying exhausted on the bed, covered with a sheet until she could regain her natural fur and put on her clothes again, something she adored. But if she lacked the strength for it, there was no lack of energy for her to hold her child, wrapped in a blanket, and suckle him with a satisfied, sweet smile on her face. In short, she felt like a real mother owl, protecting her baby from the world he had just come from. The husband came slowly to her side, with a big smile of love and happiness on his face, something rare to see in him. Sitting carefully on the bed, he looked down at the cub's face, revealing a beautiful little yellow-tangerine-colored bear that contrasted with his mother's pale pink coat. Everything about that little baby face was beautiful, her eyes, her nose, her small mouth that struggled to suck in the breast milk her mother offered her. Worker looked at Rose and widened his smile even more, his eyes filled with water. - How beautiful he is - he whispered in her ear. - He have father's nose - she said. - And mother's eyes - he countered - How do you feel? - Very tired, but when I saw our little boy... Ah! Are not you hungry any more, my dear? No need to be scared, this is your father... The baby had stopped breastfeeding and settled better in the lap of the mother. The couple stared at their son for a few seconds in silence, like two fools in front of him, not sure how to deal with that new situation. But the moment was one of joy. - I still can't believe we both have a child - Worker said, breaking that moment of contemplation - How can love bring forth such a lovely little creature? - Do you really want me to answer that? - said the young female bear, smirking - It was right here in this bed, on a hot night between us ... - Rose! - exclaimed the bear, and at once the baby moaned in annoyance at the cry of father. - Quiet, don't scare him! - said the mother, very quietly and seriously - There's nothing wrong with what I told you, since it is the truth. And I think you should think that one day he will grow up and you will need to talk to him about these matters. - I don't see myself talking about sex with him openly - Worker said, his face blushing with embarrassment - And neither with you. That's very liberal to my taste... Can I hold him? Rose carefully passed the baby to her father, who was even more thrilled to have him in his arms. How cute he was. And small, only about six inches, since the adult bears and cousins were usually four feet tall. Worker already imagined playing baseball with his son, teaching him to ride a bicycle, taking the boy to school, receiving hugs and kisses for his birthday, Father's Day and Christmas. That simply enchanted him! It was only then that Frank dared to enter the bedroom, since it had respected a moment of intimacy of the couple. - I bother? - asked the human. - No way, Frank - Rose said with a slight smile - You're our best friend, you can come in. The human approached and saw the cub on Worker's lap. - My congratulations to you two, a beautiful baby - said the young businessman. - Oh, thank you - replied the female bear. - You want to hold him for a bit? - Worker offered - But just a little, so I can enjoy it a lot... Frank took the cub in his lap and smiled at him, who was so small it fit in the palm of the human's hand. For a moment he stood there, staring at the newborn, before returning it to his father. - And what name will you give him? - asked the human. Rose and Worker looked at each other. It was the custom of the specie the father to give a name to the son, and this name to indicate a quality or a feeling. After a few seconds of thinking, the yellow bear smiled and stared at his son. - His name will be Champ Bear, for he will learn to have a sporting spirit like his mother and be good at what he does as his father - said Worker, and at the same moment the baby opened his blue eyes to see who spoke. - It's a pretty name - said the human amicably - I just hope he does not inherit his temper. - Me too - Rose agreed, smiling and touching the shoulder of her husband, who was so happy and proud to be a father and did not hear those phrases, looking only at his son Champ. ***** Although originally intended to be the home of bears and cousins, few lived directly in Bearville, most of whom preferred to live in Heartown or other coastal cities. Even though it had so few inhabitants, the village was served by the intercity commuter line and by some taxiways, as well as having an airstrip of the San Martin Aviation. One of the prettiest buildings in the village was the residence of the young couple Noble Horse and True Bear, who had set up a little school for the little cubs of the village, where they learned to live with one another, how to be loving, and how to help humans, beyond of math and writing basics. Noble was also one of the main citizens of the village, acting almost as leader of the place, which guaranteed him some prestige and a lot of respect for all the bears and cousins. Already True, besides being Worker's cousin, was totally devoted to the family and the children, who were mostly the children of their friends. And whenever any of them needed someone to look at the cubs, the doors of the young couple's house were always open. And that was what happened that morning, being at the nursery full of cubs for many reasons, and soon another one would join the group. Fortunately Noble did not need to leave, so he decided to help his wife with the children, while True Bear was visited by a couple of friends, Tricks Black Fox and Idealist Fennec, who brought their daughter Confidence Fennec to meet the little school and the rest of cubs for the first time. - I'm very happy to see you here - said True as he received his friendly family - You can rest assured we'll take good care of Confidence. - You'll not forget to put her to bed at two o'clock, do you? - asked Idealist - Not even feeding her? Make sure her diapers are clean. Oh, and if she does not want to sleep, tell a story to her, but not too big, since... - Be calm, my dear - Tricks interrupted with a smile - True know what to do. Remember that she takes care of all these babies. - But I'm worried - said to female fennec - We never left before our daughter. - You're not the first and you will not be the last mother to worry about leaving your cub alone in a nursery - True said, smiling - But I'm sure Confidence will enjoy playing with the other cubs. How old is she now? - A year and two months, but she's already very intelligent for her age. As the three of them talked, they were walking toward the school's main classroom. Although still does not know how to speak and is still learning to walk, Confidence has shown a strong will, often refusing to be carried on her lap and preferring to walk. She no longer fed on a baby-bottle, but in a little baby's cup, and she was very clever and curious. When they reached the classroom, True opened the door, and what they all saw was Noble trying to turn around with all those mischievous and playful cubs, some talking a few words incomprehensible, and others just grunting and trying to say something. Idealist saw all those kids and got worried. - How many children do you have here? - she asked herself. - Today we regularly care for 40 children, of Bearville and Heartown - True Bear said - With your daughter, there will be 41 children. - And the two of you can handle it alone? - Of course not, sometimes I'll lend a hand to them - said a female bear a little older, leaving of a side door with a few baby bottles. - Flower! It's good to see you here - exclaimed the female fennec cheerfully - I did not know you were helping them in the school. - Well, I'll do what I can to help. Besides that at least so I stay close to my daughter for longer. Everyone knew the suffering it had been for her and her husband to have had children. Despite having a happy and long-lasting marriage with Heavenly Bear, San Martin's Parliament Speaker, Flower Bear had failed to get pregnant and have cubs, and in old age this possibility was increasingly rare. Then both were surprised when this occurred. Now his daughter, called Joyful Bear, was almost two years old, and played with a few cubs. With a smile, the older female bear looked at the couple and after for the little female fennec who had hidden behind their parents when she saw so many cubs together. - Looks like someone here is embarrassed - she said playfully, approaching the little girl - Do not you like to play with other children, girl? Confidence looked behind her parents to who spoke, and saw Flower next to her. The little girl felt fear, especially when she saw the female bear trying to hold his hand. But her fear soon subsided when her parents encouraged her to follow that lady. A little fluttering, the young fennec took her hand and followed it docilely. - Come with Aunt Flower, I'll introduce you to some friends you'll like - she said, taking the girl to some cubs who were playing with pieces of wood, setting up houses. Confidence sat down next to the cubs, one of them a small lime green bear, another a blue puppy, a bluish raccoon, a dark brown bear and a mint green lamb. None of them could speak yet, but they immediately accepted that new friend playing with them, and soon Confidence felt part of the group. - Love Bear, Loyal Dog, Guidance Raccoon, Tender Bear and Gentle Lamb are the quietest here - said True Bear to the couple of foxes - Soon your daughter will be so quiet that she will not want to leave. - Can you remember the names of all of them? - asked Idealist curiously. - I have to remember, or I could not catch the attention of all of them when I need. The Bears are Tender, Love-a-Lot, Love, Bedtime, Happy Birthday, Friend, Secret, Funshine, Grumpy, Goodluck, Wish, Daydream, Share, Surprise, Harmony, Friend Heart, Looter, Perfect and Polite Panda, and Joyful. Already the bear cousins are Internum Raccoon, Anger Fox, Guidance Raccoon, Snowy Fox, Passion Wolverine, Defiant Badger, Crafty Coyote, Calm Lynx, Brave Lion, Bold Lioness, Forest Ranger Jaguar, Lotsa Elephant, Swift Rabbit, Playful Monkey, Proud Cat, Loyal Dog, Cozy Penguin and Gentle Lamb. Puff! True lost her breath, while the fox couple laughed at that. - Surely you're very good at keeping names - said Tricks - And Noble? - What have I got? - Asked the horse, approaching with a smile and greeting his friends. - Do you know the names of all the cubs? - Of course not, sometimes I get lost with them. Tricks, will you be at the party tonight? - I have not decided yet - said the black fox - We're going to have to be away all day, and we'd like to spend some time with our daughter... - I told him I'm not going - said Idealist calmly - But nothing prevents him from going. - But why the question, my friend? - It's just that as most cubs will stay here with us while parents are at Caretaker's and Architect's party, and Flower will help Heavenly in organizing the party, so I'll have to be helping True in the school - explained the horse - I wanted someone on my behalf and my wife's name to greet the hosts. - Ah! You don't even have to explain, everyone knows about your commitment - said Idealist with a smile - You didn't ask Flower to warn? - Yes, but I wanted a second person there to explain why I missed the parties again. Do you think Frank and Worker will be irritated? - Of course not. They have no reason to. Not to mention that Worker and Rose may not attend either, to stay with their son. - And he soon will be here with us - pondered True Bear with a smile - He's already two months old, and I love spending my time with him. - Really, Champ is a handsome cub - agreed the female fennec - On the way back we'll come by his house to see how they are. But now we have to go. - Certainly, since I need to be at the parliament meeting at noon - Trickles completed, glancing at his watch - In the afternoon, we came back to look for Confidence. And as it was late, the fox couple went to their daughter and said good-bye with affectionate hugs and a kiss on either side of her cheeks, letting her play with her new friends. Shortly afterwards they said goodbye to the owners of the little school and left, half sad to stay away from the daughter they loved so much, but knowing that she would be in good hands. ***** San Martin had no king, president, prime minister or dictator. It was governed by a parliament that met weekly. Its members were elected by universal suffrage and had a ten-year term. The most prestigious figures who ruled with the support of the others were the president and vice-president of the parliament, both with a five-year term and the right to a re-election. In that year of 1943 the president was Heavenly Bear, and his vice was Noble Horse who always missed meetings for helping his wife True Bear. The bear was a much respected figure on the island, both in character and in the love with which he treated all subjects and persons. The way he governed was an example to all the citizens and countries of the world, at that time facing the worst war in the history of mankind. There were no political currents, each parliamentarian was voted by the set of ideas. To ensure that none would have an advantage over another, the electoral laws were rigid and functional. It was the parliament that chose the ministers, usually chosen from among its own members or islanders, provided they were specialists with the matters to which they were charged. Thus, Frank was Minister of Economy and Transportation, Tricks was that of Science and Technology, and Healthy Raccoon was the Minister of Health. Only as World War II was unfolding, the War Ministry had been set and having Trevor Heartom, Frank's older brother and CEO of the B & H Company, as minister. It was not easy to convince the bears and cousins to create the War Ministry, since they were a pacifist people by nature. And such a matter still generated great discussions, such as that which occurred that day, in reference to the newly created San Martin Defense Air Force. Sitting in the presidential chair, Heavenly had opened the parliamentary session, and, with a serious, worried air, passed the word to Trevor. - Dear fellow citizens, as you all know, recent events in Europe, Asia, and Africa have forced us to approve the establishment of the San Martin security forces, and my first act as a minister was to visit the United States to see for myself what the best in war equipment for our nation. In addition to ordering the island's self-defense weaponry, an agreement was also made with the USAAF to train ten volunteer pilots for six months. Many have questioned me because I only chose humans, but the question is merely technical, since airplanes are built for humans at least six feet high, and bears and cousins are only four feet high. This is nothing to worry about, since when we receive our first batch of aircraft, we can modify its components to form pilot bears, if any be interested. - I don't think any bear or cousin will be interested in piloting warplanes, Mr. Trevor - interrupted President Heavenly - But for transportation I believe there will be volunteers. In my opinion, there is no problem in our species not having combat-enabled pilots... - Is that your opinion or the opinion of most bears and cousins? The voice that interrupted Heavenly's argument had a malicious tone, and belonged to the Incomprehensible Eagle. As the name itself put it, he never revealed for sure what his wants, thoughts, and plans were. Besides being a cold, calculating guy, with a cynical and perverse smile on his lips. It was his first term, and only entered because he was an alternate for a candidate who passed away and gave him the vacancy. - Why do you question that? - Heavenly asked the bird - Is not it your opinion too, like a cousin of the bears? - Of course not. In fact, I find it very convenient for humans not to train anyone of our species for aerial combat - Incomprehensible said coldly - I can fly, I can attack them, I can kill only with a close of my claws. But the others do not, if attacked. - Are you implying that we are training our citizens to attack your specie by treachery? - Trevor asked, feeling the blood boil. - No, you're insinuating that. And I think we should all take good care of this fact so we will not be caught off guard by you humans. - Enough! - Heavenly exclaimed - That's a real slander. I demand that you be quiet. Go on, Mr. Trevor. The eagle looked at Heavenly with a provocative chuckle, but resigned herself to being silent, if only for a few minutes, as the war minister resumed his speech. - Well, the cost for the purchase of aircraft, spare parts, armaments and training of crews and ground personnel has reached $ 3 million, and our finance minister will present the expense report at the end of the session to the president. Our pilots are in the final stages of training, and in three months they will be coming back here. The aircraft chosen are ten North American T-6s, for training and light-attack, plus two Douglas DC-3 transports and two North American B-25s for bomber operations. We chose these aircraft because they are... - A lot of old iron that can be destroyed by a Polikarpov I-16 - provoked again Incomprehensible - But okay, maybe these aircraft can serve to dedetize the banana plantations, or to... - If you don't shut your mouth now, I'll call security! - Heavenly demanded, already losing patience with that devious eagle attitude - What is your problem, Mr. Incomprehensible? You disturbed all the sessions of parliament! - I am only using my right to speak, as a parliamentarian, to show my displeasure at the way you are conducting this island - said the bird dryly - And I have this right assured by the constitution! - You have the right to ask for a reply, and not to disturb the speech of your colleagues. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior any more, I'm warning you! The eagle rolled its eyes, mocking those words of the bear. - As if you could do something against me, it's easier for me to end it all... -he murmured, his eyes flashing. - What do you mean by that? - asked Tricks, who with his good hearing had heard the grunt of the eagle at his side. - That's all - said the bird nervously - I just do not think Heavenly is the best leader in case someone decides to attack San Martin. - Well, who would attack our island? There's nothing here but bananas... - Bananas, bears and cousins. Do not forget that, my friend. Tricks did not like what he had heard, and he had some mistrust of that bird. There was something sinister about Incomprehensible, and he just did not continue the conversation because the eagle got up and went to another chair in Parliament to get away from the fox's questions. Meanwhile, Trevor continued his speech. - We choose these aircraft precisely because they fit the profile of an air force of self-defense, that is, missions of reconnaissance, training and bonding. In addition, the acquisition of this material was done through the law of the loan and lease of war goods to allied nations, which allowed us a good discount and the option of acquiring more materials in the future. I'll give the floor to Mr. Frank, so he can explain how this debt will be repaid. Quickly Frank made his way to the podium with a bundle of papers in his hands, beginning his speech. - Gentlemen, I know that many may be wondering if we can afford such a high expense, and that it may even be considered unnecessary. But a quick study of the financial situation of our country allows us to see clearly that we have sufficient reserves to pay for the war material ordered. In addition, part of the debt can be converted to pay for future goods and merchandise, or even with the concession of some of the public services maintained by the government, such as the tram system in Heartown and Little Spain, which alone could generate revenue US $ 600 thousand without counting the taxes to be collected during the period. - And as usual, it will be his company that will carry the concession of service - Incomprehensible muttered with an ironic look, making an obscene gesture that was seen by Heavenly. - Do you have anything to declare, Incomprehensible? - asked the bear dryly. - No, I have nothing to say about this shit of parliament - said the eagle with a cranky air - Why should I complain? After all, Frank will sum up everything by saying that we will finance this project or your company will fund, and so it will become more powerful on our island. Take care, Mr. Heavenly, otherwise he'll buy your position someday, too. - What? - shouted Frank, stepping out of the podium and beginning to walk toward his opponent - You're calling me corrupt, your rotten vulture? - I may be called a vulture, but I don't accept being called a rotten one! This is you, human trash that does not even know where it came from! The human waited no longer, and set off for the eagle, which spread its wings and flew over he to assault him, both being insured by other. - Enough! Order in the house! - Heavenly demanded, raising her eyes sparkling with rage - This here is not a ring, and I will not tolerate offenses and accusations! Especially of you, Incomprehensible, since it is the tenth time that I call your attention. Get out of this session now, or I'll call the security! - You do not have to send your mediocre guards to arrest me, I know when I'm not welcome! - said the eagle, who on reaching the door, looked back and said in a baleful tone - You can be sure that you will repent for treating me like this and for taking this island to destruction. - Is this a threat? - Heavenly exclaimed, very angry. - Understand as you wish - Incomprehensible concluded, leaving furious through the door. Without conditions and patience to continue, the leading bear ended the parliamentary session that week, marking the following day his sequence. ***** - I can't stand that eagle - Heavenly said as she sat down on the comfortable sofa in her living room. - Calm down, dear - Flower said with great affection - This is not good for you, get nervous. - It's not you who have to put up with him at every meeting, complaining about everything. - But I have to put up with your bad mood after the sessions - said the female bear with some harshness. Heavenly and Flower were married 30 years ago, living in a nice house in downtown Heartown, and having another in Bearville. Although they sometimes argued like any normal couple, they both loved each other very much and generally liked to do everything together. They were the most well-known figures of San Martin, almost like the official leaders of the island. Everyone respected them as father and mother, and they reciprocated as they could this love and affection of all. Her happiness had been complete since her daughter Joyful had been born, and now she rested on her mother's lap. Even angry at what had happened that afternoon, the bear looked at his wife and smiled, for she was right. Several times he'd ended up arguing with her because of the anger he felt from Incomprehensible, and it was not cool at all. - I'm sorry honey - he said fondly - Let's not talk about it anymore. And how was your day? - Was very good. Since I started working together with Noble and True, I have been feeling younger, more useful - Flower replied - And taking care of children is my greatest gift, not to mention that I can stay closer to our daughter... - Besides candy and stories, is it a gift to look after children, too? - You're right, besides the sweets and the stories. Speaking of sweets, Egocentric and Grandiose came here earlier to take the candies I made for the ballroom. He telegraphed this morning asking for this favor. - But, why? - Heavenly asked, looking at his wife - We could have taken the candy, it would not disturb anything... - I just wanted to spend some time alone with you and our daughter - said the female bear, running her hands over the hair of the little female bear lying on her lap. - She's beautiful, is not she? - Heavenly asked - But you look worried. What afflicts you? Flower lowered her eyes and for a few seconds said nothing, until she stared at her husband hesitantly. - I'm afraid that Incomprehensible use these discussions to want to do some harm for us - she said sadly - Even more so because we do not know for sure what he thinks and what he wants to do. Heavenly looked into his wife's eyes and smiled kindly. - My dear, do not worry about it - he said. - But I worry! I love you! - I love you too, my dear. And for this love, I want you to know that no matter what happens or where we are, I will always be here with you. And Heavenly put his hand on his wife's chest, over her heart. - I'll always be in here, following you wherever you go. Even if I do not live, I'll always be here. Flower smiled at that, touched by the love of her husband, and they kissed passionately, united by a love that could withstand everything and everyone, before they enjoyed their daughter a little more in the lap of the female bear.
The Chapter 13 of The Confidence Secret is up! ^^ Do not stop commenting.
In this chapter, we began a long journey back to the past of the bears and cousins when they still did not realize that they would one day be known by The Care Bear Family.
The opening song is "Heal of World" by Michael Jackson, but the chorus belongs to the Portuguese version of the same song (A Paz, sung by the band Roupa Nova). For those who were curious to know the complete song in Portuguese, follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaA3vDjnDwQ