Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: Ryo, Dee, Jareth/Sarah
Challenge/Prompt: drabble_weekly 98: Nostalgia
Word Count: 200
Date Written: 20 July 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
“Do you believe them?” Dee asked, leaning close to his partner.
“That an owl swooped down and stole their twinkie in Central Park?” Ryo shrugged. “I don’t know. Stranger things have happened.”
“Like what?” Dee stared pointedly at him.
“I guess . . . I guess maybe because of the old legend, I can see it happening.”
“What old legend?”
“The legend about the Goblin King.” When Dee just looked at him blankly, Ryo explained, “The King of the Goblins was cursed to live underground, but he fell in love with a girl from our world, from up above the underground.”
“And you think I’m silly for believing in ghosts!”
“I don’t think you’re silly for it . . . just wrong.”
“Any way, I suppose I could see it if the story is true and the Queen was feeling nostalgic for twinkies.” Ryo grinned broadly.
“Aha! I knew you were kidding!”
But miles underground, a certain owl did fly to his Queen. His talons released as he reached her, showering her with twinkies, doughnuts, and other pastries from the world above. As he turned back into a man, Sarah embraced her husband. “I told you I will always give you everything you want.”