"And now...now for the last fairy assignment, Boss-at-the-Top has chosen--Jazmine!"
"Jazmine, are you coming forward? Do you want to pass on the assignment?" Teacher-fairy furrowed his forehead and squinted at her.
"Yes! I mean, no! I mean, yes, I'm coming forward, and no, I don't want to pass on the assignment." Jazmine slid off her toadstool and missed her footing, landing on her backside and crushing her new tulip-skirt. Ignoring the snickers of the other Fairies-in-Training, she rushed to stand before Teacher-Fairy.
"Now...now, Jazmine, Boss-at-the-Top has given you a very important assignment. You will be trans-located to the town of Bend in the State of Oregon in the United States. There is a boy, eight years of age, whose mother transitioned to the final-realm a year ago. His name is Jake. He's very precocious, and constantly in trouble. His father has been unable to fill the void left by his mother's transition. His father's own grief has made him incapable of giving his son the guidance and understanding he needs. Your assignment is to help Jake. Boss-at-the-Top believes that by helping Jake, you will assist his father in getting back on track with his son."
Jazmine inhaled sharply--Boss-at-the-Top had entrusted her with the care of a little boy! She was truly blessed.
"I'll see you at first-ray-of-sun, Jazmine."
"Oh, yes, sir. I'll be there!"