Part IV, by John Hulme
"SORRY ABOUT THE BUNNY-FOOT GUARD THINGIES," said the big blue floating space bunny. "I REALLY SHOULD GET MY ALARM SYSTEM UPDATED... IT PLAYS MERRY HELL WITH MY JOINTS, HAVING TO SPLIT MYSELF INTO PIECES EVERY TIME I GET UNWELCOME VISITORS!"
"But that's just the point!" Tracy yelled back. "I'm not unwelcome! I"m supposed to be here! I've felt like a Blue Happy Bunny all my life - a BHB, just like it says on your stupid elevator door downstairs!"
"YEAH, I KNOW," said the big blue bunnyrabbit, laughing heartily in the way that only a Truly Happy Blue Bunny could laugh. "THE THING IS, I TRY TO KEEP MOST PEOPLE AWAY BECAUSE, TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST, THEY JUST DON'T GET IT! GIVE THEM HALF A CHANCE AND THEY'LL SCORE POINTS OFF PEOPLE, THEY'LL BOOST THEMSELVES AT OTHER PEOPLE'S EXPENSE, THEY'LL SNEER...
"BUT YOU, TRACY... OH, WOW...
"YOU GIVE... YOU GIVE... OH, THE HECK WITH THIS..."
And suddenly, to the evident surprise of all the watching stars and planets, the booming blue rabbit voice softened to what was clearly a very, very uncharacteristic whisper.
"The thing is," continued the Blue Happy Bunny, its delicate voice echoing into little tufts of misty heartbreak across this strange tower-top Universe, "the world is full of people who have lost faith, who have lost bits of their souls... who don't remember how long and fluffy their ears are, because they have spent so long sharpening their claws...
"And then there are people like you... people who will decide to make friends in the blink of an eye... people who instinctively seem to know when, and what, and how much to give of themselves, without having to stop and weigh the prices up beforehand...
"If THAT isn't a Blue Happy Bunny, then I sure as hell don't know what is!"
Peanut stared aghast at the big blue alien rabbit.
"WHAT?" it snapped. "SO YOU HEARD A BUNNYRABBIT SAY 'HELL'... SO WHAT? I DO BELIEVE YOUR MOTHER ALREADY COVERED THIS TERRITORY IN THE ELEVATOR!"
"Worth a try," shrugged Peanut. "How often do you get the chance to embarrass a big blue cheery alien bunnyrabbit?"
~ ~ ~
And that's how Tracy the Blue Happy Bunny learned her destiny.
As for the big blue space bunny, he's gone back to his home in the unfeasibly cheerful Outer Cosmos. So if you go to that tower in Liverpool, you'll probably just find a radio station, or a revolving restaurant, depending on what mood Liverpool City Council is in at the time.