A tale of two turtles

Friendship continued to blossom and grow between Timmy and Tamara. They saw each other every day and spent time chatting about everything under the sun.

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They discussed the best way to keep their shells clean, their favourite foods, world events (they were both less than pleased with the choice of the new president, and were sure that if turtles had been responsible for the decision things would have turned out rather differently) and what to do if they ever found themselves stranded on their backs with no one around to help (this had happened to Timmy as a child and he still had nightmares about it).

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To this last point Tamara responded that as they spent so much time together it was unlikely that either would have to suffer the indignity long before the other found them and set them back on their feet.

In between these serious conversations they often played their favourite game of hide and seek, finding new and inventive hiding places every day.

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Timmy was never quite sure how Tamara managed to get on top of the bird box (and Tamara never gave away her secret) but agreed that it was a very good hiding place.

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Tamara was much better at the game than Timmy and always found him quickly, even when he tried to hide in the middle of a Christmas tree.

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One not particularly special day, while they were enjoying a gentle stroll by the flower beds, something very special happened. Tamara was admiring the flowers when a sudden thought hit Timmy. He realised that all this time he’d spent with Tamara he hadn’t once been gloomy or lonely. In fact, he was actually beginning to be quite a cheerful turtle indeed. He glanced at Tamara and saw her in a whole new light. He suddenly knew that this was the turtle he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.

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Without hesitation he proposed – and, to his great delight, Tamara accepted!

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Only a few days later they got married at their favourite place in the garden. It was a simple ceremony, but they were both overjoyed.

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And who knows what adventures might happen next…

Catch up with the story so far…

Turtle Tales Part One: Timmy the Turtle

Turtle Tales Part Two: When Timmy met Tamara

This post originally appeared on my previous blog, Cute as a Button. You can find it here.

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