Once a young gnome went off to protect those in his beloved garden. He became Daddy to a little gnomeling and was her hero from the start. He was a hard worker. He built gnests for the gnome community, but to her they were great big fairy castles. He could fix anything that was broken, and even a few things that weren't. He taught his little girl about moon puppies and would stay up at gnight because he KNEW that eventually his little gnomette was bound to come in to sleep with him. He loved to sing any old song to light up her eyes, and often she would smile watching him dance all gnight long. Once a Marine, always a Marine. True, but he was so much more. He was a little gnomeling's hero.