The case of the missing bat glasses…
Hey there, Internet!
I think I sent you a warning so yes, here is a story for you, the case of the missing bat glasses
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away there was a magician bat who was able to make blind bats see again with his amazingly beautiful glasses. But since his magic cauldron is located a few days flight away from many cities in that kingdom, some bats will have to order and receive with the huge golden delivery dragons you might have heard of before. Those do charge nearly 12 thalers for taking something from one corner of the kingdom to the other. For that much of money though they promise they would arrive over night and the little something would be insured with up to 500 thalers. You never know with those evil creatures that lure in the shadows of the woodlands so that probably makes the 12 thalers worth it.
So a small bat that ordered a few of those magical glasses before asked the dragons to deliver one of her old pairs to the magician so he could do a touchup, to make them all shiny again. They were talking to each other with those modern crystal cubes, the small bat also wanted another pair because well, female bats need accessories that would go with different styles.
While talking about the new pair, about three weeks after the glasses should have arrived at the magicians laboratory the small bat asked about her old pair of glasses and the answer put her in shock pretty much, they never arrived. While panicking what might have happened to them that made them disappear for such a long time she tried to contact the crystal cube of the delivery dragons. Their reports said the glasses would have been delivered. The name on the papers was similar to the magicians, maybe the dragon who should have delivered the glasses was attacked and the package was stolen, maybe the robbers then signed with their bad handwriting trying to sign as the magician to not make it as obvious and to be able to flee? Maybe their bad handwriting was caused by them being blind bats as well and they needed the glasses? Whatever, the time when the report said it would have been delivered was during the magicians working hours. Neither he nor his helping bats ever saw the package so it definitely was missing.
The dragons did open a case, but the magician, brave as he was, as well went looking through the woodlands, after searching for hours he found a cabin of someone who actually had a name, similar to his own, written next to the entrance. He rang the door, the person inside then handed the magician the package with the glasses, opened. Of course opened, his name was written next to the magicians name in the receipient corner of the package. He also ate one of the misfortune cookies because he at first thought it was a secret santa package (in the cold month of February… sometimes the delivery dragons are really late…) The small bat sent two of those cookies to the magician along with the glasses, not to hurt him, thats what bats do in this kindgom, sending tiny, funny things with packages. The misfortune cookie probably gave the stranger some stomach pain so he would not dare to go out into the woodlands by himself, looking for the magicians laboratory, noone would if he was injured, I told you in the beginning of the evil creatures hiding in there.
Anyways, the magician flew back to the labs, told the small bat that he found the parcel and what happened. Obviously the delivery dragon did not find the magicians laboratory or was too lazy or too scared to go there so he tried to copy the bats writing style and wrote down another name so the other person in the woodlands would take the parcel. The glasses were not broken, only the packaging was opened and one of the misfortune cookies had been opened / eaten.
So while the bat made another angry call to the delivery dragons (and well, their crystal cube charges quite some thalers if you call them!) the magician started working on the new and the old glasses. In the end the dragons were really sorry and would take a closer look at the dragon who did this, as well as paying back money to the small bat, the money would arrive within three weeks as well, with the slower but obviously much more reliable travelling money goblins. When looking at the time the package took to arrive at its destination it still could be considered express money delivery.
The old, repaired pair and the new glasses arrived within a day of delivery at the small bats cave though, she is very happy with both of them! The small bat, like so many others before, stayed addicted to those glasses (happily) ever after…