“I don’t know. But it’s the Legendary Lemon,” Princess Lina replied. She was sitting under the shade with a tall glass of cold lemonade. She didn’t want sunburn, unlike Hattie who was still ‘working on her tan’. “So do you want to go see him or not?”
Hattie turned to look at the princess. “Why do you want to see him again?”
“You’ve said. But you haven’t said why.”
Princess Lina shrugged. “It’ll be fun. Everyone who goes down that way goes to see him. It’s like meeting a pop icon.”
Hattie huffed. “Fine. Sure. We’ll go see the Legendary Lemon the next time we head to town.”
Princess Lina smiled as she sipped at her lemonade. Her summer vacation was turning out just fine.
Visiting the Legendary Lemon turned out to be a bit of a let down. To be honest, Princess Lina was hoping for something extraordinary. After all, with a name like Legendary Lemon, the guy should have been someone special, right? No, other than being a talking lemon, the Legendary Lemon was really quite… normal.
“Uh, here, have a lemonade,” the Legendary Lemon said, pushing over two glasses of cold lemonade. “It’s my legendary lemonade. A special brew.”
The two girls sipped on the lemonade politely.
“It’s rather normal,” Hattie whispered to Princess Lina.
The princess could see the tips of the lemon’s side lumps growing red. He’d heard that.
“Well, it’s very nice. Very refreshing,” she murmured back.
“Is there anything else I can do for you?” he asked, turning his back as if to hide his face.
“Err… well, I actually wanted to know what you were legendary for,” Hattie blurted before Princess Lina could stop her.
“Oh! Didn’t you know?” the lemon asked, turning back to them with surprise written all over his face.
Both girls shook their heads. “We just knew that you were supposed to be legendary.”
The Legendary Lemon’s face lit up. “You’re in for a show then!” he exclaimed.
With a wave of his non-existent hand, music blared in the house. The lights started twinkling and the Legendary Lemon, dressed in sparkling spandex, started an intricate tap-dance routine, singing at the top of his voice. His song and dance was so captivating that Princess Lina soon found herself on her feet, dancing along to the tune and singing with the Legendary Lemon…
And so, listen up, children
When the Legendary Lemon
Stops and puts his feet up
There’s Legendary Lollipop
For me and you and you!
Princess Lina sat down with a bump, tired out. “Wait… that song didn’t make any sense at all,” she said, waving the lollipop in her hand in time with the slowly fading music.
“Uh, it isn’t supposed to,” the Legendary Lemon said bashfully. “It was just a jingle to sell my lollipops.”
Princess Lina looked at the lollipop and then up at the lemon. “It’s a lemon lollipop.”
“Yeah. The Legendary Lemon and his Legendary Lemon Lollipops.”
“A marketing gimmick,” Hattie said, squinting her eyes.
The lemon sighed. “Yes. I’m sorry.”
Princess Lina burst out into giggles. She laughed so hard that Hattie and the Legendary Lemon started to laugh along too. “Oh dear! All this time, I thought the Legendary Lemon was a superhero and all it was was you trying to sell lollipops?”
The Legendary Lemon shrugged and smiled. “A lemon’s gotta do what a lemon’s gotta do.”
“Well, these lollipops are great,” Princess Lina replied. “I want a lifetime supply of them.”
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