On the ship, Julia and Michael were remembering the day when their relationship became stronger, the day when they entered the Great Rainbow.
“We’ve grown so much since then…” Michael thought out loud.
“Yes, definitely! I can’t believe it’s already been two years!” Julia approved.
“So… where is Thesi- uhh, Thesauria?” the boy asked the guide-fairy after a while.
“No one knows” she answered.
Not even the angels? What if we are going in the wrong direction?” Julia panicked, confused.
“The angels are following their intuition”, the fairy explained. “Like I said, no one has ever managed to get on Thesauria by boat.”
“What about the angels who run the workshop, how did they manage to go there?” the girl continued.
“Some angels have their own secret ways. Unfortunately, the captains of the ship aren’t some of those.”
My angel from the tree is the smartest and the best, she thought. Then, she said to herself: Michael, are we thinking the same again? But she was not planning to find out if they were thinking alike or not, because she didn’t want the captain-angels, who were technically less smart, to hear her.
“Sunny, what’s happening on Thesauria now?” a five-year-old girl’s voice could be heard.
“I didn’t know there’s somebody else searching for the island with us!” Michael laughed surprised.
“Stay silent for a second, please, I want to hear what Sunny says” Julia replied.
“The angels are working intensely in the workshop… I see some chess pieces, books and notebooks… It looks like a school…” Sunny, a boy of the same fresh age as the girl he was talking to, stated.
“How interesting! I can’t wait for the sun to set so I can see it too! But I don’t know how much this information will help us to find it” the little girl responded.
“This Sunny guy seems to be a Thesauria expert, should we go talk to him?” Michael proposed to Julia.
“Are we thinking the same again?” Julia admitted, this time out loud.
One of the things the two Clairvoyants have defeated during their illotemporean adventures is shyness, therefore they went, with the biggest smile on their faces, towards the place where they heard the kids’ voices.
Two twins, a girl and a boy, as blonde as the angel from the tree and with big blue eyes that were reflecting the sky, were looking into the distance from the side of the ship.
“Hello! Sorry for bothering you, but we heard that… we were wondering…” Julia started, but she lost her words when she saw the cuteness of the two children.
“She is Julia and I am Michael”, the boy continued. “We want to get on Thesauria and we were wondering if you could help us.”
“Nice to meet you!” the little girl exclaimed. “I am Moony and, as you already heard, he is Sunny. Our illotemporean power is seeing what happens in different corners of the world, or even on other worlds. But Sunny’s power only works in the daytime, and mine in the night.
“We are also searching for Thesauria”, Sunny added. “Mommy read us a legend about a magical treasure hidden on the island and we would like to take a little bit of it.”
“What do you mean, a little bit? We want it all!” Moony snapped.
“What if Julia and Michael want the same thing? We don’t want to steal their hope, but…” he explained, and then he whispered something into his sister’s ear, but the teenagers figured out that he said something like “yes, you’re right, of course we want it all”. After all, they were definitely not older than seven, they were in that time of life when they were creating fantasies in their heads.
“Thank you, but no, that’s not the reason why we are going to Thesauria” Julia assured him. “We don’t know anything about this island, we are letting ourselves guided by the fairies. You see, we are from Earth.”
“What is Earth?” Moony asked.
Julia was taking a deep breath before answering “Another planet”, but Michael was faster than her:
“How come you haven’t heard of planet Earth? Didn’t you say you can see all worlds?”
“It seems like we don’t really know all of them”, Moony realized. “If we would want to, we could see it for sure, but we never had to look there. Sunny, what’s happening on Earth now?”
“Strange, I don’t see anything… Did the sun set?”
“There’s still light outside…”
“Oh, wait, I see something… There are plenty of countries and continents on Earth, which one should I look at?”
“Umm, sorry, but let’s not waste time… So you can’t help us find Thesauria, can you?” Julia interrupted them. “We promise we’ll take you to Earth after this”, she added, looking in the twins’ eyes and observing their burning wish to explore this new world for them.
“Yaaay!” they exclaimed, with their eyes shining. “And no, sadly we can’t help more than that, but we can search for it together!” Sunny said.
“Perfect!” Michael smiled.
“I just realized you didn’t tell us, why do you want to get on the island if not for the treasure?” the little boy added.
“A good friend has a workshop there and we want to talk to him for a bit” Michael explained.
“Of course, if we find the treasure it would be nice to share it” Julia intervened. “I mean, we are friends now, aren’t we? By the way, Michael and I are older, we will let you have the majority.”
When they heard the word friends, Moony and Sunny jumped into a group hug.
The group spent the following hours asking Sunny what was happening in different corners of Illo Tempore, or even on Earth.
“Wait, don’t you have any illotem- I mean, earthling power?” Sunny realized.
“Usually earthlings don’t have powers, but we are different, we can see angels. We are Clairvoyants, like illotemporeans” Julia responded.
“Recently more and more earthlings have started to open their inner eye” Michael reminded her.
“Oh, yes, that’s true” his girlfriend winked at him.
“Let’s go to bed now” Moony suggested after a while. “We have to wake up before the sun rises, I want to see something too.”
The four friends went in the cabin, in their sleeping bags, but they were far from falling asleep. At least they could meditate at their own thoughts and relax before chatting again.
As soon as it got dark, a weird noise was coming from outside, which was making it impossible for the children to fall asleep. It was like a rustle, but something stronger, hard to describe.
“Moony, what’s happening?” Sunny whispered. “At least are you still awake?”
“Of course I am”, she laughed. “I think… I think we arrived at Thesauria!”
Julia, Michael and Sunny started to shout simultaneously:
“I can’t believe it!”
“But I can’t see it… Could it be the darkness?”
“I don’t understand anything anymore…” Moony answered.
“Let’s ask the angels” Julia initiated, firmly.
“I will go ask them” Michael offered himself. “Julia, you stay here with the little ones in case they have anything more to say.”
The gallant headed to the captains:
“Did we arrive at Thesauria? Or what is this noise?”
“You are so smart! Yes, we arrived! But the island is surrounded by an enchanted fog which makes it invisible for the human eye.”
“Oh, this explains everything… Thank you!”
Michael turned back to his friends to tell them about this.
“So this is why no one could ever get there by boat…” Julia concluded. “But wait, they said only the human eye can’t see it, angels should be able to stop on it.”
“Moony, what’s happening now?” Sunny asked.
“The work there is so intense, that the fog became denser, even for the angelic eye” his sister transmitted them. “At least that’s my only explanation.”
“Are we going back home? There’s no point in waiting here until they are going to finish working…” Julia said, disappointed.
“I say we should not give up” Michael decided.
The angels driving the ship were spinning around the island, having no idea where to anchor.