It was finally the day of the
wedding. Everyone seemed to be in high spirits and eager for the
ceremony to begin. Everyone, that is, except for Hefty, whom
Empath noticed looked a little hung over from the previous night.
"I heard that there was going to
be a wedding today, Papa Smurf," a familiar voice said.
Papa Smurf turned to see two
familiar faces joining them. "Father Time! Mother Nature! You
received the invite!"
"We know how special this day is
to you and to two of your Smurfs, so we decided to spend some time
here to give our blessings to this union!" Mother Nature said.
Papa Smurf smiled. "I'm sure
Empath and Smurfette will truly appreciate your presence being
Brainy looked rather nervous. He
was pacing back and forth outside of Smurfette's house just
waiting for her to come out so he could escort her down the aisle
and present her to her husband-to-be.
Empath noticed this and went over
to where Brainy was. "Something about this just isn't right,
Empath," Brainy said.
"It's just Smurfette making final
preparations to make sure she looks her best when she emerges,
Brainy," Empath assured him. "There's nothing for you to be
"How long does a bride need to
take just to make herself presentable?" Brainy asked. "It's like
she's been smurfing inside her house for an hour, and I haven't
smurfed anything from within."
"Brainy is right," Flowerbell
said. "Your bride-to-be has been holed up in her house and I
haven't heard her say anything. Maybe she just got cold feet and
sneaked outside her house."
"Somehow this smurf can't sense
anything from her house right about now," Empath said. "We may
want to knock to see if she's all right."
Flowerbell knocked on the door.
"Smurfette, sweetie, it's me, Flowerbell. Your friends and your
husband is waiting for you."
Empath put his ear to the door.
"This smurf is hearing nothing from within."
"Smurfette, I'm going to come in,
all right?" Flowerbell said. She turned the knob but somehow the
door wouldn't open. "That's strange...the door must be locked."
Empath tried to get the door open
himself, but it wouldn't budge. He pushed against it and tried to
force it open, but to no avail. "The door isn't locked...it's been
magically sealed shut! Nobody can get into Smurfette's house!"
The other Smurfs and the other
guests began to notice the struggle to open Smurfette's door and
went over to see what was wrong. "Empath, what's wrong?" Papa
"The door to Smurfette's house is
sealed shut, and this smurf can't sense what's going on inside the
house," Empath said. "This smurf has the feeling that something
must have happened to her."
"Oh dear," Elderberry said. "I
hope we can rescue her before it's too late!"
Polaris examined the door with his
minds-eye. "Apparently the whole house has been sealed off with a
magic spell that prevents entry of any kind," he reported. "It
will be impossible for us to get inside to find out about
Blue Eyes showed up at the door.
"Smurfette's trapped inside her own house with a magic spell?" he
said. "Let's see if I can't do anything about it!"
The pegasus turned himself around
and used his rear feet to kick at the door. It opened with such a
Empath, Polaris, and Blue Eyes
went inside the house to find Smurfette, only to find that there
was no trace of her. But there was something Empath did find on
He picked it up and found out that
it was his Smurf hat. Smurfette was supposed to be wearing it for
the wedding. It made him feel sad that it was now left on the
floor, as if Smurfette finally reconsidered going through with the
"Empath, there's something not
right with the hat," Blue Eyes said. "I'm sensing magical
particles coming from it. Smurfette didn't take the hat off. She
was transported from it."
"Transported?" Empath asked. "But
Blue Eyes sniffed the hat. "These
magical particles emanate from a location outside of this forest.
I can lead you to the exact location."
Empath had a feeling he knew just
who took Smurfette. "Chlorhydris," he said. "She was supposed to
marry someone years ago, and she was left at the altar
heartbroken, and she made it her life's mission to make the world
as miserable as she is. Now she wants to ruin this smurf's wedding
by taking Smurfette away."
"What would Chlorhydris hope to do
with Smurfette in order to keep the wedding ceremony from taking
place?" Polaris Psyche asked.
"That's what this smurf would like
to know, and that's what this smurf is going to prevent," Empath
said. "This smurf is going after Smurfette, and nothing is going
to stop this smurf from rescuing Smurfette."
"Wait, kiddo," Flowerbell said as
Empath came out of the house. "If you're going to go after
Smurfette, you're going to need all the help you can get."
"The woodnymph is right,"
Elderberry said. "If Chlorhydris is holding your Smurfette
hostage, you're going to need assistance. Me and the Pussywillow
Pixies will accompany you so that you will be able to get inside
and rescue her."
"And I'm going to join you as
well," Flowerbell said.
"You can count me in," Periwinkle
"And I will also help you rescue
Smurfette," Clockwork Smurf said.
"Hey, if you're going to smurf
after Smurfette, you're going to need my help," Hefty said.
"You sure you're up to the task of
this rescue operation, Hefty?" Empath asked, concerned.
"You know that I wouldn't let a
little thing like what happened last night try to stop me," Hefty
said. "Besides, I'm not going to let you marry Smurfette without
smurfing my mind about how I feel towards her. You and me are
going to settle this issue of who loves Smurfette more once and
for all, and I'd rather do it the only way that I can with you --
by helping you rescue her."
Empath sensed that Hefty was
resolute in both wanting to help and wanting to make his peace.
"This smurf would be honored to
have you beside me, Hefty," Empath said. "And when we do reach
Smurfette, you can tell her yourself exactly how you feel towards
her without any reservations."
"Good," Hefty said. "Now let's get
"This one will remain here and
make sure that the Smurfs and the guests remain calm while you
resolve this situation, Empath," Polaris said before he saw Empath
and his assembled team take to the skies to follow the trail.
As they followed the trail Blue Eyes was leading them on,
Hefty was thinking of that moment of confession he was going to
make to Smurfette. Empath sensed this from Hefty and hoped that he
would have his opportunity while he had the chance. He wasn't
going to be cruel to Hefty about marrying Smurfette if there was
even the possibility of making him happy by giving him what he
"The trail leads to here," Blue
Eyes said as the assembled team flew toward Chlorhydris'
Empath and his party had entered
the observatory, staying very close as they explored it together.
Hefty was expecting to fight his way through the observatory in
order to get Smurfette, but so far there was nothing opposing
them. It felt like they were led into a trap.
Upon reaching the main chamber
where Chlorhydris, they have found the witch just sitting by her
telescope. "What have you done to Smurfette?" Empath demanded.
"I just simply brought her to my
chambers for a little pre-wedding talk, Empath," Chlorhydris said.
"She's waiting for you right here on this table."
And sure enough, the party saw
Smurfette standing on the table. "Empath! Hefty! What are you
smurfing here?" she asked, her voice sounding surprisingly dull.
"Thank Smurfness that witch didn't
harm you," Hefty said.
"We've come to rescue you and
bring you home so that you will get married to this smurf," Empath
"I'm not going to be married to
you, Empath," Smurfette said in the same dull voice. "In fact, I
don't love you anymore, and I don't even feel a thing for you."
"Smurfette, that isn't you," Hefty
said, sounding rather surprised. "Empath and I have smurfed
company with us so that you could smurf home, and now you don't
want to be married to him?"
"I don't want to be married to
anyone, Hefty," Smurfette said. "I don't feel a thing for you or
for any Smurf."
"What have you done to her?"
Empath asked Chlorhydris, sounding furious.
Chlorhydris chuckled slightly.
"Why, I just simply removed her heart, my young Smurf. That's why
she can't feel love for you or for any Smurf. And if she doesn't
feel love for any Smurf, there simply can't be any wedding."
Empath turned to Elderberry, the
leader of the Pussywillow Pixies. "This has got to be a trick,
right?" Empath asked.
"I'm afraid not, my child,"
Elderberry answered. "That witch used a magic spell that removes
the heart from any being so that they are incapable of feeling
anything, including love. The only way Smurfette can feel any love
for anybody now is that one of you must give up your heart for
her, which means that you will no longer feel anything for
"Wow, now that sounds serious,"
"Then it's settled," Empath said.
"Since this smurf loves Smurfette and intends to marry her, then
the logical choice is that this smurf must give up my heart for
Smurfette so that she could feel love again."
"Hold it, Empath," Hefty said. "If
anyone's going to give up their heart for Smurfette, it's going to
"Hefty, this smurf can't let you
do this," Empath said.
"Consider this my wedding present
to you and Smurfette," Hefty said. "You and every Smurf in the
village thought that I always smurf problems with my fists. Well,
here's smurfing to you that you're wrong about me." He then turned
to Smurfette. "I just want to let you know, Smurfette, that I was
the first Smurf to ever fall in love with you, and even if you
never fall in love with me, I will always love you and I will
never stop loving you. So, as proof of that love, I now smurf you
And at that moment, Hefty handed
Smurfette a glowing heart that came from his inner being and
placed it inside her. There was a slight glow that came from
Smurfette before she became rather animate again.
"Empath! Hefty! My guests! You're
here!" Smurfette said, sounding rather excited.
"This smurf is glad that you're
back to your normal self again, Smurfette," Empath said. "Hefty
sacrificed his heart to make sure you would be able to feel love
"He did?" Smurfette said, turning
to Hefty. "Oh, that's just sweet of you."
"I don't feel anything for you
anymore, Smurfette," Hefty said, now sounding rather dull.
Smurfette was surprised to hear
this. "You don't? But I thought you loved me! I thought you cared
for me and Empath to be smurfy together."
"I don't feel anything for Empath
anymore, Smurfette," Hefty said.
"Rather amusing, is it not?"
Chlorhydris said. "A Smurf who loves you enough to give up his
heart for you now no longer loves you."
"You mean nasty old witch,"
Smurfette said. "Hefty is my friend, and I want him back the way
"The only way Hefty can be back
the way he was is that you must be willing to give up your heart,
Smurfette," Elderberry said.
"Fine," Smurfette said. "I'm
willing to smurf that to make sure Hefty is able to feel love for
"No, Smurfette, this smurf won't
let you do this," Empath said. "Hefty wants this smurf back to the
way this smurf was when this smurf first visited the Smurf Village
so he could be happy again, and if that means we will not be
married, then that's what this smurf will do."
"Empath, please don't!" Smurfette
But Empath was resolute in his
decision. "Hefty, you are my Smurf brother and my friend. You
deserve to be with Smurfette more than this smurf does. And so
with everything this smurf has, you shall have this smurf's
And Empath pulled out his heart
and gave it to Hefty, who now felt surprised to be able to feel
anything again. "What happened?" he asked. "How am I able to feel
"Your friend Empath gave up his
heart for you, Hefty," Elderberry said. "He considered your
happiness to be more important than his."
And Hefty saw that Empath was back
to the way he first was when he first came from Psychelia. And he
was not happy.
"Empath, you idiot, what have you
smurfed to yourself?" Hefty said. "This is supposed to be your
wedding day, not mine! You're supposed to be in love with
Smurfette, and you're supposed to marry her!"
"This smurf does not feel anything
for anyone anymore, Hefty!" Empath said in a rather flat tone.
Hefty then turned to Chlorhydris.
"I want my friend back the way he was!" he shouted.
"The solution is simple,"
Chlorhydris said. "You must give up your heart for your friend if
he matters more to you than anything."
"No, Hefty, don't!" Smurfette
said. "I'll give up my heart to Empath!"
"And risk not having you love any
Smurf?" Hefty said. "Not a smurf!"
"Empath is the love of my life,
Hefty!" Smurfette said. "I will not let anyone smurf in my way of
making sure that he is happy, and I will smurf up everything to
make sure that he is!"
"And I'd give up my heart again so
that he would love you the way you should be loved, Smurfette,"
"My, my, two Smurfs fighting over
who's going to sacrifice their hearts for one little Smurf,"
Chlorhydris said. "This will definitely make for an interesting
"You do not understand, witch,"
Elderberry said. "This is what true love and friendship is
about...the power of sacrifice. They're willing to give up
everything they have to make sure the other is happy."
"And we're willing to give up
everything we have to make sure you don't ruin this wedding day,"
"So give back the heart that you
have stolen, or you will know from us what the power of sacrifice
means," Blue Eyes said, sounding very determined.
Chlorhydris could see that this
struggle was becoming futile, and in her frail condition she was
not going to be able to put up much of a fight. "Oh, very well,"
she snorted. "Have your miserable wedding. But I swear that this
will not be the last you will hear from me."
And with a flash of her magic
wand, Empath, Smurfette, Hefty, and their party of guests were
They instantly materialized back in the village, with
Empath and Hefty back among the gathered Smurfs waiting for the
ceremony to begin.
"Great Ancestors," Empath
exclaimed. "This smurf is able to feel again."
"Well, that makes me smurf
better," Hefty said. "I'd rather have you smurf the way that you
are now than the way that you were when I first smurfed you."
"This smurf shares the same
sentiment," Empath said. "This smurf appreciates that you were
willing to come with this smurf to rescue Smurfette and to give
her your heart."
"What are friends and Smurfs for,
Empath?" Hefty said. "You and Smurfette desmurf to be happy
together and I will not smurf in the way anymore of making smurf
that you're happy together."
"Okay, places, everyone," Brainy
announced. "The ceremony is about to smurf."
"We'll talk more about this later,
Hefty," Empath said before the two of them rushed to their places.