Once upon a time, there were two little cd inserts. These inserts were relatively happy. After all, they had been marked by the “FOUR”, those rock stars that their owners loved so much. Oh yes, these little inserts were lucky ones as they had been given to dedicated fans who truly appreciated and loved them. They weren’t just thrown into the trash or hidden in some dark, lonely desk drawer. No, they were allowed to be out and proud in well-used rooms in their owners’ homes. At times, their owners would pick them up, sigh and give a really big smile. Life was good. Despite this, the little inserts knew that something was missing, something ESSENTIAL was missing. What could it be? The little inserts would soon found out.
About a month and a half ago, the inserts heard their owners talking to each other. Something was definitely going on! Something exciting! It sounded like whatever was going had to do with those rock stars that had marked them years before!! The inserts were extremely happy for their owners as they knew how much these owners of theirs loved the FOUR! Even more exciting, it sounded like whatever was about to happen involved a trip! Again, the little inserts were happy for their owners but didn’t think much of it as they didn’t travel anymore since arriving in their current resting place. While the inserts didn’t mind going on trips, they understood that their owners didn’t want them to get lost or get damaged in some way. Thus, they accepted their lack of traveling.
Yet, this event seemed different! The Wisconsin based insert noticed its owner packing one night in between exchanging messages with the California insert owner. The little insert knew that packing meant that the house was going to be quiet and there will be no action taking place in the office in which it rested. Suddenly, though, its owner burst into the office and grabbed the frame in which it rested! “What was going on?!,” the little insert wondered. “What was she doing?” it thought. With that, the frame was opened and the insert was removed. The insert became scared as its fate seemed unknown. “Would she throw me away? Would she move me to a dark drawer? Would she sell me to some other fan?” the insert questioned. This didn’t make any sense! The owner loved the insert, it thought. Then, with a huge sigh of relief, he heard her mutter, “Let’s see if we can’t get you completed!” The insert then knew it was time to travel as its owner placed it in a blue folder along with plane ticket information, hotel information, show information and more! The insert knew that it was in for something special!
Soon enough, the little insert and its owner were on their way. This trip found them first driving in a car, then traveling up in the sky! The insert had traveled by plane before but then it was in the mail, in a package. This was different. This time, the insert could hear its owner and other people near by talking. While the insert wished to be out of the folder, it was still very excited by what was going to happen! After the plane landed, the insert remained patient as its owner met up with that other insert owner. The little insert knew enough to know that crazy things happened when those two humans were together! The excitement increased!
The next day, the Wisconsin insert found itself traveling again in a car. Anticipation was high as the insert owners were exhibiting enthusiasm about this trip, even though both humans tried to act so cool, so unconcerned. Yet, the Wisconsin insert worried about where his matching insert was. Why didn’t the California human bring her insert along? The Wisconsin insert wished that he could be with the California insert as it felt certain that they, too, could have fun. Wait…what’s happening? The car is being turned around?! What’s going on? In fact, the car turned around a few times but the only time the Wisconsin insert cared was the last time. Why? It was reunited with its fellow insert!!! The two little inserts were together! Oh, yes, something was definitely going on! Something big! Important! Exciting! The inserts couldn’t wait!
After a brief drive, the inserts and their owners made it to their destination. At this point, the Wisconsin human held on to both inserts. The inserts wondered and wondered what she was going to do with them! They hoped it would be something good! More importantly, could this be the time in which the inserts would finally be made complete?! They had spent years feeling like something was missing. Could this trip be the one to end that feeling forever?!
At first, during this time that the inserts were together, it seemed quiet and uneventful. While they still sensed some excess energy from their owners, they remained in the Wisconsin human’s purse where it was quiet and dark. Soon enough, though, they heard music. Good music. Familiar music. Very familiar music. Could it be that the FOUR who had made their marks on them were near?!? It would make sense and be the reason that the humans were buzzing. Did the human have some plan for them? Something that involved one or more of the FOUR?! They could only hope!
The night wore on and the inserts got worried that there really was no plan for them. They were just going to take up space in the purse. That isn’t right!?! Then, suddenly, they felt a human hand reaching for them and handing them over to another human. A British human. They heard their owners explain that this British human needed to add his mark, his signature to them! At first, this new human didn’t seem to understand as he began to flip through the inserts, ignoring the front when the California human explained that this male human needed to add his mark on the front along side the FOUR. Then, each insert felt the smooth motion of a pen across the front of each of them. Then, there was nothing but a huge sigh. RELIEF!!! Finally, they were complete! Whole! They now featured the marks of all FIVE!!!!! Yes!!! This was the best night ever!!!!
Stay tuned as part 2 will be posted this week then any and all questions will be answered!!!