Wishing for a higher hill!
On one snowy December morning Pinky, Spiky and the gang ate heavy breakfast because they had leftovers from the party the night before. After everyone was so full that they couldn't possibly eat more Victor asked, "What shall we do today?" Pinky wanted to have a quiet relaxation time, Betsy wanted to go look for a boyfriend and Cornelius wanted to go skiing in the hills across the forest.
Everyone took a vote and since the majority didn't want to go look for Betsy's boyfriend or just sit quietly in the house solving Sudoku puzzles being not as good with numbers as Pinky, they decided to go skiing.
Victor went to the cellar and found old skis for everyone but Betsy. She wasn't inclined to join them. But since no one was volunteering to babysit her, the gang decided to go outside together.
Dietrich went to the cellar and took skiing sticks to go with their skis. Pinky made a thermos of hot tea for everyone in case they would get cold. And Spiky... he just sang motivational songs.
When they were ready to go outside, they put some grease on the skis and tried to ski. It wasn't as easy as they hoped. Everyone but Cornelius was struggling. Since he had his wings, his skiing skills seemed quite virtuoso.
While they skied to across the forest, Cornelius did all kinds of figures and pirouettes like an Olympic athlete. Spiky was having a hard time pumping after eating so much. But secretly he hoped that this activity would help him lose some weight. (So that he could eat more...)
When they reached the hills, the gang was a bit cold so Pinky offered them hot tea from the thermos... Dietrich made a fuss that the tea is too hot and Victor was very anxious to get to the hill.
Only now he remembered that he took 8 skiing sticks and no skis from home for himself... He was quite upset because spiders aren't wired to naturally be optimistic. They see the bottle half empty even when the bottle hasn't been opened yet...
So anyway, since the closest lift was about kilometer away, they all went slowly up the hill. Pinky fell down several times on her nose since piglets aren't natural skiers. Spiky also fell once but since he had sharp spikes, he didn't roll downwards but stuck in the snow.
Little by little they all reached the top of the hill and looked down. The world seemed very small beneath their feet and Pinky was worried how they all are going to ski safely from such heights... Betsy and Victor went a little bit downwards to observe the skiers approaching from the top. Pinky gave them the bag with the thermos to keep safely.
Cornelius whistled a high-pitched signal (B flat of the 5th octave) and everyone started to ski downwards. As they moved, Dietrich realized he left the sticks at the top of the hill but what can you do... Pinky was trembling like a maple leaf in November and Spiky was barely keeping his balance. Dietrich skied on his fours and felt quiet stable but not fast enough. Only Cornelius was enjoying the trip downward as much as he could. He almost did a pirouette in the air once or twice and Dietrich wasn't very pleased at this sight...
Betsy seeing this changed her mind about skiing. She also wished she could join them and forgot about her non-existing boyfriend. Victor was jealous of everybody who had skis so he wildly moved his sticks in the air.
Because what comes up must come down (like bitcoin), somehow even Pinky found the bottom of the hill more or less safely. Of course Cornelius was the fastest one but who cares...
They waited for Betsy and Victor to join the gang and took a vote what to do next.
Everyone voted for hot tea...
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