Friday, 2 March 2012

Marty the Motorcycling Giraffe Story 38 Marty and Gillian special night

Marty the Motorcycling Giraffe

Story 38 Marty and Gillian special night

Marty had just got back home from his amazing Asian adventure and was feeling rather tired from all the travelling, and was very glad that he did not have to go back to work (Marty works as a window cleaner’s assistant) for another couple of days, as he would like to get a good rest and go and visit his family and Gillian the giraffe in the Masai Mara first.

So Marty took an early night and slept very well back in his own bed and before he knew the alarm was going of and it was time to go and visit his family and friends in the Masai Mara.

Marty packed a few presents he had brought on his travels into his back pack and climbed onto his motorcycle and started to whiz along the busy Nairobi streets and out of town into the Kenyan countryside on the way to the Masai Mara.

It wasn’t long before he reached the familiar surrounding of the grassy plains of the Masai Mara.

Marty passed by some large herds of wildebeests and zebras, all grazing on the grasslands, while keeping a watchful eye out for any scary lions that might be about. Eventually he came to the cluster of umbrella acacia trees where Marty’s family and some other giraffes, liked to gather to eat the twigs and leafs form the top of the trees.

The Giraffes heard the roar of Marty’s motorcycle before he arrived and this made little Georgina (Marty’s niece) very excited and she jumped up and down shouting

“Uncle Marty’s coming, uncle Marty’s coming” 

“It certainly sounds like it!” Smiled Geraldine (Marty’s sister and Georgina’s mum)

“Yep that’ll be Marty alright” sighed Gary and George (Marty’s brother and brother in law)

And Gillian trotted over to the other Giraffes with a large smile on her face; she couldn’t wait to see Marty.

Marty appeared in a cloud of dust and drove his motorcycle alongside the giraffes and pulled his brakes top come to a screeching stop.

“Must you drive that thing so fast and so close to us” scolded Geraldine, but she was secretly very please to see Marty

Marty got all the presents out of his back pack and handed them out. Georgina was delighted with the doll he had brought her from China and Gillian loved the (very large) necklace he had brought her back form India

“I look so glamorous” she chuckled as Marty put it round her neck “asante sana Marty”

Marty stayed for quite a long time chatting to all the giraffes and telling them all about India, while they updated him on all the gossip from the Masai Mara.

After a while Marty pulled Gillian to one side and whispered in her ear.

“I missed you while I was in India and as I don’t have to go back to Nairobi until tomorrow, why don’t we take off some where together away from the others”

“Ooh that would be lovely” replied Gillian excitedly “where will we go”

“I know a lovely spot, on the far side of the Masai Mara alongside a small river, where the acacia trees are particularly juicy and tasty, here are large baobab trees to shelter us from the sun and keep us warm when the sun goes down,. Its very quiet there will be just you and me and best of all there are never any scary lions in that part of the Masai Mara”

“Oh it sounds wonderful Marty” sighed Gillian

So Gillian jumped on the back of Marty’s motorcycle and they both shouted “Kwarhari” to the other giraffes and started to ride away.

Georgina ran after the motorcycle for a little while shouted “Kwahari uncle Marty, kuja nyuma hivi karibuni (come back soon)”

Marty and Gillian were soon whizzing across the plains of the Masai Mara, passing by large herds  of buffalos, Zebras and wildebeats, they also passed a couple of large elephants and a few rhinoceroses and even a large pride of scary lions.

But at last they came to the quiet area along side a small river that Marty had told Gillian about.

Marty parked his motorcycle against a large baobab tree and Marty and Gillian went for a nice walk alongside the river bank, only stopping to eat the twigs and leaves from the top of some very tasty acacia trees.

As the sun started to go down over the horizon, setting a deep orange glow across the African plains, Marty and cuddled together under the mighty baobab, and watched s the stars slowly took the suns place in the night sky.

“Oh Marty the stars are like a million diamonds in the sky” smiled Gillian.

Marty and Gillian stayed up talking all night. Gillian liked to hear about all the exciting places that Marty has visited but she what made her the happiest was when Marty told her that one day he would like to take her on an adventure.

“Oh Marty said Gillian that would be nice, we could call the adventures of Marty and Gillian the motorcycling giraffes” This made Marty laugh.

Eventually the morning sun started to rise and it was time for Marty to take Gillian back to the other giraffes and for him to get back to Nairobi.

“Peter will be wondering if I am every coming back to work” sad Marty.

“I have had a wonderful time Marty” said Gillian “you will come back to the Masai Mara soon won’t you”

“A hundred scary lions couldn't stop me” he replied and gave Gillian a big kiss goodbye and jumped on his motorcycle to whiz back to Nairobi, to find out what the next adventure will be for

Marty the motorcycling giraffes

Look out for Marty's next thrillling adventure , story 39 Marty and the treasure map, to be added on Sat 10th March 2012