The Oracle that Crystal favoured was many weeks away, so they harnessed up her gypsy cart and horse and set out on this long journey.
Far away, Prophetica; the Oracle of old, sensed a profound burden.
She could sense Crystal's dilemma and was not sure how to help her resolve it.
So she asked the nearest Elder for help.
After due consideration he advised her to wait and see what the situation was when Crystal and Bjorn arrived at her cave.
LOL have we finished the story?
As Crystal and Bjorn slowly travelled along the twisting road they told each other stories of their past, how, for example Bjorn had learned his skill with herbs.
And so, quite casually....Bjorn was drawn into Crystal's secret world, the world of her gift.
This would naturally affect their relationship, but in what way - The Oracle still did not know the answer.
The answer, unbeknowned to them, lurked in the mind of a presumed extinct forest dweller.
The dodo, who was not such a stupid bird as is generally thought, lived deep in the forest and had managed to survive the slaughter of the other birds, he knew he could help solve this mystery.
So he travelled to the Oracle to help solve their problem.
As he was doing so Chrystal went to do her thing.
As she gazed into her crystal ball the mist cleared and she could see her future, it was not what she had expected.
She wondered what the image of the dodo was doing in her crystal ball since she thought they were extinct.
(LOL)But perhaps the dodo had a greater importance in her life, and was sent to remind her that family lines can become extinct too.
So they all converged on the Oracle on Mother's Day to discuss the future of Bjorn and Crystal.
Was Mother's Day significant?
(Mother's Day would be appropriately significant since Bjorn and Crystal's family lines are both in danger of extinction and Crystal must become a mother soon to prevent that.)
Crystal began to see that all around her the Spring had bought to her wildlife friends lots of babies. The primeval urge began to be felt within her soul. Bjorn too had noticed a new gentleness in Crystal's demeanour.
The dodo discussed the possible futures he saw for Bjorn and Crystal with the Oracle, who explained it to Bjorn and Crystal in such a way that they realized that the best possible future for both of them was together as a couple.