It was a Saturday and Caitlyn and Alison were examining a large box that had appeared in the household. “What do you think is inside this big box Caitlyn?
“Gee Alison, I don’t know. Did you order anything? I know you wanted to buy a Dylithium field generator, do you think this is it?”
“I doubt it, those DFG’s are much bigger than this. Besides, this one is postmarked Texas via the Virgin Islands, whereas the DFG was coming from Vladivostok.”
Caitlyn laughed, sometimes she wondered what was Alison doing with the tools at odd hours of the night. Alison was very inventive and loved tinkering around with things which she knew nothing about.
“Hi girls, what are you all doing?” I asked.
“We are looking at this big box, what’s inside it?” Caitlyn asked, trying her best to seem nonchalant.
“Oh that, it came in the post this morning, Its a surprise.”
“Can we open it? huh? huh? huh?” Alison asked impatiently.
“Sure, why not, just don’t hurt yourself with the scissors, and be very careful.”
Caitlyn and Alison tackled the box, it was very well wrapped and Alison fetched her tool box and took out some very scarey items to try get it open.
“Careful Alie, just now the contents are breakable.”
“I can’t help it Caitlyn, you know the old story about curiosity killing the cat?”
Caitlyn chuckled, “Alison I think if you had been a cat we would have been attending your funeral.”
Together they wrestled the box from its wrapping. “This is fun” they agreed.
The box was well wrapped, but nothing can really stop a determined and inquisitive Magic Attic Doll when she sets her mind to it. Then the wrapping was off and they opened the box.
Its a Twinn!!!.
“Hullo everybody,” the Twinn said, “any chance of a cup of tea and a biscuit?”
Caitlyn and Alison helped the new Twinn out of her box and sat her down on the bed and introduced themselves.
“I dont know what my name is, all of those x-rays at the airport and the long flight must have erased my memory.”
“That’s not a problem, we will call you Dawn because you arrived really early in the morning.” Caitlyn explained.
“Oh, that is a pretty name, I like it.”
Caitlyn was overwhelmed with joy, she had always thought she would be the only Twinn in South Africa. She hugged Dawn, obviously overcome with emotion. Alison was feeling kind of sad though, now she was all alone and she wondered if she would still be Caitlyn’s friend. She tried to be brave. “Wow Caitlyn, all of you Twinns could soon form a government.”
Dawn and Caitlyn laughed, “We could, but only if we we can have Alison as our Minister of Defence!”
That was enough for Alison and she knew she wouldn’t be alone as long as she had Twinns surrounding her.
Later on the three of them sat for a group photo and Dawn then explained why she was here and where she came from. It transpired that she had been sent to South Africa by Tricia from Texas, she is a 1997 Denver born doll, and a true blue American. She was here because Caitlyn was lonely and Twinns really blossom when there are more than one.
Once things had quietened down a bit she stood at the computer and wrote Tricia a letter.
I have arrived safely and am intact, nobody jumped on my box, although I was a bit worried when I heard Alison and Caitlyn trying to open the box. Lucky for me they didn’t have a chainsaw.
My new name is Dawn, (my old one got erased I think, much of the trip is a blurr, but I see from the label on the box I went to the Virgin Islands). Caitlyn and Alison are wonderful, they are 2 mischievious moppets and I can see we are going to have a lot of fun together. Caitlyn says I can wear her clothing and I have given her a My Twinn locket to wear. I see some very pretty dresses here and I suspect that soon I wont even recognise myself. The bossman is very happy to have me here, he says Thank You very much and he has promised to take care of me and love me as much as he does all the other dolls. I know that my new home is going to be so different to back home, and I am looking forward to the future.
I will miss you and the other Twinns back in Texas, but who knows, maybe one day I will come to visit. Cait and Alie are trying to re-assemble the box and Alie is thinking of making something wierd and wonderful out of it. I think they have a lot to teach me and hopefully one of these days I will be a South African just like them. I must go sleep now, these people are about 8 hours ahead of Texas and I think I have jet lag.
Lots of love from Dawn, Caitlyn and Alison.”
Special thanks to Tricia for being so kind and giving me Dawn, she is a beautiful doll and I know she will have a happy home here with the gang. Caitlyn and Alison are trying to work out whether the Virgin Islands are close by because they have decided that the empty box will make a great canoe.
© DRW 2004-2018. Revised 15 April 2008, moved to blog 13/05/2014