Wait For Me

Wait for Me


“Ouch!”, Mei Mei said. She grimaces and walks as fast as she can. She grumbles and groans. Bak Choy won’t wait. He’s too busy looking for bamboo.

Mei Mei wishes she could trot as fast as other giant pandas, but she can’t. Her back paws are weak. They ache if she moves quickly. Mei Mei and Bak Choy look for bamboo because that is all they eat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mei Mei loves eating bamboo flowers as pale as the morning sky. Now the bamboo trees are yellow and dying. All the pandas are moving higher up the mountain to find leafy green bamboo stalks.

All except Mei Mei. Bak Choy is so far ahead of her she can no longer see him. She can barely hear the sound of his paws on the forest floor. There’ s the faintest scent of her mate.

Suddenly Mei Mei knows she’s completely alone. Bak Choy is gone. She collapses and cries giant panda tears. Then she sniffles and smells his scent. She hears his quiet footsteps. Bak Choy is back!

He leads her up, up, up, the steep snowy mountain until they are surrounded by tall shoots of arrow bamboo, their favorite kind. Mei Mei sits down at last, a smile on her face.



13 thoughts on “Wait For Me

  1. Oh I love this story, Sue. I wrote a short MG story about kids who investigate why the Giant pandas are dying out. There is a lot of great info in your story…but also so much emotion…and the names are awesome!


  2. Beautiful story of faithful love between two pandas. I was starting to worry i would not get my happy ending-lots of tension there!


    1. Charlotte,
      Thanks for reading my story.It is valentine’s so a story of faithful love…Please tell me which is your story so I can read it before she takes them all down. thanks!


  3. Aw! So sweet! I’m glad Bak Choy came back for his Mei Mei! And how lovely that your story is educational as well as entertaining. Favorite line: “Mei Mei loves eating bamboo flowers as pale as the morning sky.” – such lovely language! Thanks so much for joining in the Valentiny fun, Sue!


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