This is the story of a love struck bumblebee named Barney. His one true love is a ladybug named Margaret. Its a buggy little love story....
There is only one thing Barney has ever wanted from Margaret, other than her undying love, and that is .. a kiss. He is one determined little bee!! He knows that persistence will pay off. Barney brought Margaret some of his favorite flowers and tummy tickling bumpy beads. Look, he even sculpted her likeness on one of the larger lentil beads! That's sure to impress her, isn't it?
Look, she seems to be intrigued! Could this be the day that Barney gets his kiss?
After he finished his lunch, Barney walked to Margaret's house, ready to walk her to Periwinkle Garden. They arrived at the special spot in the garden that Barney had created. Margaret was simply delighted with what Barney had done. In fact, she was so happy that she stood up on her little tippy toes and kissed his cheek. Barney felt his little heart flitter flutter in his chest as he stood there with a silly grin on his face. He had finally received a much sought after kiss from his one true love. All he could do was stand there next to her and enjoy her smile as she enjoyed his gift to her.
And so begins the courtship Barney & Margaret. I'm sure it will be a truly buggy romance.
With the best flowers from his own garden in hand, Barney flies off to see Margaret. Upon arriving at her home, he is greeted by Margaret's sister, Melanie. She seems very relieved to see him at the same time, she's frantic with worry! She flitter flutters about hopping from one set of feet to the other as she quickly tells Barney that Margaret went to the aphid market and that she should have returned home hours ago! Melanie is very worried that something might have happened to her sister. Barney's immediate thoughts are of Sir Drucksdon, the garden spider that lives near the aphid market. He silently prays that she hasn't fallen victim to that nasty old spider as he assures Melanie that he will find her and bring her home. He hands Melanie the flowers that he picked for Margaret and flies off towards the aphid market. Barney's heart is beating fast with dread as he flies away, reminding himself to think positive thoughts.
Will Barney find Margaret? Has that nasty old garden spider made a meal of his one true love?
Barney was getting more worried by the minute! It was nearly dark now and he still hadn't found his lady. With a long lonely sigh, he finally headed over towards the place he dreaded the most. Sir Drucksdon's lair. He was a nasty old garden spider with an even nastier disposition. Barney prayed with all his heart that Druksdon's web was not the last place Margaret had ever seen.
To be continued…
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