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A little twist on the classic tale.

n e v e r l a n d

Wendy didn't think she would ever find herself back here,

Wendy didn't think she would ever find herself back here, among the deep greens of the forest beside the untamed boys who rejoiced at her and her brother John's return.

London was beautiful during sundown but none of its brightness in the night compared to a pixie's glittering light.

Everything was coming back to her now.

Everything was coming back to her now. The sounds of footsteps in a grassy meadow, the unmistakable blue of the sea in the coves and the cloudless sky,

Everything was coming back to her now. The sounds of footsteps in a grassy meadow, the unmistakable blue of the sea in the coves and the cloudless sky, and their stillness at the sight of a pirate ship in the distance against the horizon.

It was as if she was twelve again, giddy and excited, immersed in childlike innocence as she ran barefoot around Neverland.

But things were different now.

Years have passed since they were last here. Wendy just started her second year in college. She wasn't a child anymore.

It didn't take long before they came across the Indians. The Chief usually kept a scowl on his face but John swore he saw him smile.

When Tiger Lily came out of her tent, time seemed to slow down.

When Tiger Lily came out of her tent, time seemed to slow down. Everyone's eyes fell on her and Wendy.

The two stood before each other, sizing up and taking in the sight of the person they had tucked away within the confines of their memories.

The two stood before each other, sizing up and taking in the sight of the person they had tucked away within the confines of their memories. Wendy's breath catches.

The two stood before each other, sizing up and taking in the sight of the person they had tucked away within the confines of their memories. Wendy's breath catches. The girl she knew had grown into this woman, so beautifully composed with soft features.

The two stood before each other, sizing up and taking in the sight of the person they had tucked away within the confines of their memories. Wendy's breath catches. The girl she knew had grown into this woman, so beautifully composed with soft features. She swallowed hard.

Likewise, Tiger Lily couldn't believe this was real.

Likewise, Tiger Lily couldn't believe this was real. For a long time, Wendy was a faded memory. And now she was right here in front of her, even more striking than she last remembered.

Likewise, Tiger Lily couldn't believe this was real. For a long time, Wendy was a faded memory. And now she was right here in front of her, even more striking than she last remembered. After a moment frozen, Tiger Lily rushed forward and Wendy caught her like it was an automatic instinct.

The village held a celebration that night.

When they were younger, Wendy and her brothers spent most of the time following Peter around and joining in on his antics and adventures.

When they were younger, Wendy and her brothers spent most of the time following Peter around and joining in on his antics and adventures. She was drawn to him, and it was because she could release a part of her that she didn't know she had, that she couldn't when in London.

Back home, she was Wendy Moira Angela Darling. A first born daughter, obedient, focused, and anchored to responsibility.

Back home, she was Wendy Moira Angela Darling. A first born daughter, obedient, focused, and anchored to responsibility. She was raised to have a place in an English aristocratic society with manners that rivaled those of the royals' in Buckingham Palace.

But In Neverland, she was wild and free and unrestricted. She could be whoever she wanted to be without any guidelines instructing her how. It was undoubtedly the best part of her childhood.

Peter was more than just reckless though. Forever young, but eternally intelligent. The two of them could have conversations about anything and everything.

Peter was more than just reckless though. Forever young, but eternally intelligent. The two of them could have conversations about anything and everything. He was so curious and Wendy had a skill for explaining processes and concepts others have trouble understanding.

But Wendy

But Wendy was drawn to

But Wendy was drawn to Tiger Lily

But Wendy was drawn to Tiger Lily in a different way.

When she wasn't in Neverland, she'd think about her often.

When she wasn't in Neverland, she'd think about her often. Like when Tiger Lily would grab her hand when they were running towards something, or sharing what the village prepared for their meal that night.

Wendy would think about when they were sneaking into the woods late at night to find an open meadow to lay in and watch the stars together.

Wendy would think about when they were sneaking into the woods late at night to find an open meadow to lay in and watch the stars together. As she got older, Wendy remembered a lot of other things about her.

Wendy would think about when they were sneaking into the woods late at night to find an open meadow to lay in and watch the stars together. As she got older, Wendy remembered a lot of other things about her. Like the way her lips moved when she smiled and the sound of her voice when she's trying not to laugh.

The color of her eyes when they're in sunlight or by the water or in front of the fire.

The color of her eyes when they're in sunlight or by the water or in front of the fire. She guessed some things haven't changed at all.

The Chief agreed for Tiger Lily to accompany the Darlings back to the Lost Boys' camp.

The Chief agreed for Tiger Lily to accompany the Darlings back to the Lost Boys' camp. As they trekked back, the two's conversations never dulled and their playfulness reemerged; teasing and laughing and carrying one on the other's back.

John smiled to himself. It's been a while since he's seen his sister like this.

John smiled to himself. It's been a while since he's seen his sister like this. Then again, she was only this way when she was around Tiger Lily.

Everyone else immediately fell asleep as soon as they hit the bed. With the Darlings' arrival and the celebration of it, their day was filled with tireless excitement.

Wendy and Tiger Lily however, settled in front of a bonfire and talked the night away.

"It's been so long," Wendy said in a low voice. "And so much has changed."

"It's been so long," Wendy said in a low voice. "And so much has changed." Tiger Lily turned her head towards her. "Yes.

"It's been so long," Wendy said in a low voice. "And so much has changed." Tiger Lily turned her head towards her. "Yes. But not you," she replied.

"Me?" Wendy almost laughed.

"Me?" Wendy almost laughed. "Yes," Tiger Lily chided with a little smile. "Still the same Wendy. Hair like the sunshine that filters through the trees. Eyes as blue as crystal cove... still as serious as ever."

Now Wendy broke out in a laugh. Tiger Lily's specific descriptions suddenly made her cheeks feel warm.

Now Wendy broke out in a laugh. Tiger Lily's specific descriptions suddenly made her cheeks feel warm. "Serious?" Wendy repeated with a hand to her chest. "You think I'm serious?"

"What, you don't think so?" Tiger Lily released her knees and her legs stretched out towards the fire.

"What, you don't think so?" Tiger Lily released her knees and her legs stretched out towards the fire. "It's not a bad thing, don't worry. I always liked that you were. You felt reliable...and strong. Easy to trust. Easy to depend on."

"What, you don't think so?" Tiger Lily released her knees and her legs stretched out towards the fire. "It's not a bad thing, don't worry. I always liked that you were. You felt reliable...and strong. Easy to trust. Easy to depend on." She paused for a moment to let out an exhale.

"It has been a long time," she continued, "I don't even remember the last time I've felt this way.

"It has been a long time," she continued, "I don't even remember the last time I've felt this way. But I recognize this feeling, and I welcome it like an old friend."

"It has been a long time," she continued, "I don't even remember the last time I've felt this way. But I recognize this feeling, and I welcome it like an old friend." It was like one of Wendy's heartstrings was plucked like a string on a guitar.

"It has been a long time," she continued, "I don't even remember the last time I've felt this way. But I recognize this feeling, and I welcome it like an old friend." It was like one of Wendy's heartstrings was plucked like a string on a guitar. "Feeling?" Wendy repeated. "What feeling?"

Tiger Lily drew her legs close again and rested her arms on her knees.

Tiger Lily drew her legs close again and rested her arms on her knees. "Well... I would get so happy whenever I got word that you and your brothers were in Neverland again.

Tiger Lily drew her legs close again and rested her arms on her knees. "Well... I would get so happy whenever I got word that you and your brothers were in Neverland again. I would drop everything and come running." She started laughing.

Tiger Lily drew her legs close again and rested her arms on her knees. "Well... I would get so happy whenever I got word that you and your brothers were in Neverland again. I would drop everything and come running." She started laughing. "One time, I even ran out of an important meeting between the council that I had to be present for.

My father was so angry with me."

My father was so angry with me." Her eyes moved from Wendy to the fire, softly crackling with light in the dark expanse.

"I can remember the last time you were here. You were so excited to take the next step in life. School, all these activities you wanted to be a part of, I was so happy for you. But...

"I can remember the last time you were here. You were so excited to take the next step in life. School, all these activities you wanted to be a part of, I was so happy for you. But... I was also sort of sad." She paused and chuckled lightly. "Contradictory, I know. But--"

"But I know how you felt. I had the same feelings too," Wendy said.

"But I know how you felt. I had the same feelings too," Wendy said. Tiger Lily's glance returned to her, a little surprised.

"I was so excited, for both of us. We had so many things to look forward to," Wendy explained.

"I was so excited, for both of us. We had so many things to look forward to," Wendy explained. "Your dad was starting to include you in the matters concerning chiefs and I was getting into programs and scheduling events and it was all very exciting but...

deep inside I knew there was a chance that it would be a while before we might see each other again."

Tiger Lily nodded and smiled somberly as if confirming that she understood.

Tiger Lily nodded and smiled somberly as if confirming that she understood. "Life became busier for me--for us both I imagine. But there wasn't a day that went by where I didn't think of you, and wondered what you were doing there in London.

I knew we grew older and our lives guided us onto different paths but I..."

I knew we grew older and our lives guided us onto different paths but I..." She faltered, took a deep breath, and found her words again. Wendy listened patiently as she spoke.

"I missed you. I missed all the things we did together. I didn't know if I was ever going to see you again and assumed...

"I missed you. I missed all the things we did together. I didn't know if I was ever going to see you again and assumed... well... that you probably didn't have time for Neverland anymore.

"I missed you. I missed all the things we did together. I didn't know if I was ever going to see you again and assumed... well... that you probably didn't have time for Neverland anymore. Maybe you had forgotten us."

"I missed you. I missed all the things we did together. I didn't know if I was ever going to see you again and assumed... well... that you probably didn't have time for Neverland anymore. Maybe you had forgotten us." Her voice croaked at the last few words.

Wendy moved closer to her so their legs were touching and she placed her hand on Tiger Lily's arm.

Wendy moved closer to her so their legs were touching and she placed her hand on Tiger Lily's arm. "I would have never forgotten. How could I? Neverland means the world to me," Wendy said.

Wendy moved closer to her so their legs were touching and she placed her hand on Tiger Lily's arm. "I would have never forgotten. How could I? Neverland means the world to me," Wendy said. "I'm sorry we've been gone so long. We shouldn't have been away for such a long time. But we're here now."

Tiger Lily reached for Wendy's hand and squeezed it.

Tiger Lily reached for Wendy's hand and squeezed it. "I'm happy you're here now."

Tiger Lily reached for Wendy's hand and squeezed it. "I'm happy you're here now." They sat in each other's company, silently observing the fire and listening to the faint sounds of the forest at night.

Tiger Lily slowly leaned against Wendy until her head comfortably nestled on her arm.

Tiger Lily slowly leaned against Wendy until her head comfortably nestled on her arm. While she fell asleep, Wendy stayed awake and thought of Peter, the very reason why she and John came back in the first place.

Today was a good day, but she knew they'd have to put the celebrations aside and work on the matter at hand.

Pan was missing.

Pan was missing. And Wendy came back to find him.

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