"Did you hear something?" asked Julie.
"Yeah!" started Kelly.
"Yup, but I wonder what..." BOOM! The noise cut off Julie. It startled them and they fell to the ground. "WHAT IS THAT NOISE?" asked Julie angrily.
"Let's go find out!" said Kelly. "But we're not going through the garage. That's bad luck!" Julie nodded.
They ran downstairs and grabbed their shoes and ran out the door.
Meanwhile Kelly and Julie's little sister were up in Kayla's room playing with dolls. Kayla and Emily were obsessed with dolls. They'd spend their whole day in their rooms picking out the pretty dresses they had for them. Kelly and Julie on the other hand, like to play outside and take bike rides
"Isn't this dress pretty?" asked Kayla.
"Yeah," started Emily. "It totally is, but I'm really hungry! Let's go ask Mom for a snack."
"Ok, said Kayla. "Let's go!" They went downstairs to the kitchen where their Mom was.
"Mom," asked Kayla and Emily. "Can we please have a snack?"
"Sure honey how about I pop some popcorn?"
"Ok," said Emily. "But I think getting Kelly and Julie will be a good idea, " Mom said happily. Kayla and Emily ran upstairs into Julie's room, Kelly's room and all the rooms upstairs! They weren't there! "Mom!" Emily said worrying. "I can't find them! We checked every room up there!"
"Did you take a peek outside?" suggested Mom.
"No!" They both said. They grabbed their shoes and ran to the door.
Kelly and Julie were in the front yard. They couldn't seem to find what was making the noise, so they decided to look in the backyard. As they turned the corner, Kayla and Emily stepped out the front door.
"Not out here!" hollered Kayla to Emily. "Come on," started Emily. "Don't just give up! Let's look behind these bushes just to check."
"Ok," said Kayla and they started to look.
Kelly and Julie still couldn't find out what was making the Big BOOM! sound in the backyard either! They thought it was too nice of a day to sit inside. So they started playing tag. They got a little carried away and started running up the big hill toward the garage. ( They had a big hill and a little in their backyard.)
Emily and Kayla were still looking. Finally, Kayla says, " Let's go look in the backyard!"
"Ok," said Emily. They ran down the little hill into the backyard. They looked around, but still, they couldn't find them. They looked around, but still, they couldn't find them. "Listen Kayla," said Emily. " We HAVE to split up!"
"Oh alright," said Kayla. " BUT we MUST look hard."
"I promise!" vowed Emily and with that they split up.
Kayla was wandering around when she saw a girl run into the neighbor's yard. She ran toward the neighbors' yard and saw the nice neighbor Mrs. Tallyhawk!
"Oh, Hi Kayla! What's up?" asked Mrs. Tallyhawk sweetly. "Honey, your face is so RED! How about you come in for some cookies and lemonade!"
"Ok!" said Kayla forgetting about her sisters. She walked in the house. It smelled so nice! like a beautifully smelling rose. Her house was always clean too!
"While I make the cookies and lemonade Kayla, you can watch TV. I only have a few kid channels so choose wisely," blurted out Mrs. Tallyhawk.
"Ok!" said Kayla. She went into the living room and sat down.
Meanwhile, Kelly and Julie were walking around the front yard when they saw Emily searching in the bushes
"Emily!" yelled Julie.
"Julie!" Emily yelled back.
"Where's Kayla?" asked Julie.
"I told her to go that way because I thought we should split..." started Emily.
"WELL," interrupted Julie. "You should have stuck together."
"Give them a break Julie. They're only in." Kelly was about to say...
"She's got to be in this yard somewhere!: started Kelly. " She's totally not the type to go on other people's property."
Meanwhile Kayla and Mrs. Tallyhawk were sitting on the couch watching funny cartoons!
"Where is Mr. Tallyhawk," asked Kayla.
"Oh he's at the market getting food for cupcake, muffin and sprinkles." Cupcake and Muffin were two funny Tabby cats. Sprinkles was a lazy, but playful golden retriever who LOVED to sleep and play fetch. "I haven't seen any of them yet!" said Kayla.
"They are probably upstairs sleeping or something," said Mrs. Tallyhawk.
"Can I go look for them?" asked Kayla.
"Sure go ahead." said Mrs. Tallyhawk, sweetly.
Kayla trotted up the stairs and checked in the bathroom. She found Cupcake and Muffin fighting in the bathtub. Kayla spent a few minutes with them and then set off to find Sprinkles. She looked in Mr. and Mrs. Tallyhawk's bedroom, bathroom, and closet. She even checked in the guest room. She walked around the hall worrying, where her eyes met another door. She had never seen the room nor gone in it. She didn't know if she should go in it. She opened the doorknob and walked in. She saw beautiful quilts that looked like they were made by Mrs. Tallyhawk herself! There were ones with flower patterns, circles, squares and every pattern you could think of. She searched for Sprinkles, but couldn't find him. She ran down the stairs trying to hide her tears.
"What's wrong?" asked Mrs. Tallyhawk. "I'll make you more cookies right away!" said Mrs. Tallyhawk, sweetly.
"No," said Kayla "That's not it."
"Then what is wrong! Please sit down Kayla, Cupcake, Muffin and Sprinkle. We'll be down in one second." That made Kayla cry even harder. "Sprinkles, Cupcake, Muffin! come down here!" said Mrs. Tallyhawk, then came Cupcake and Muffin. They settled on the couch. "Now what's wrong?" asked Mrs. Tallyhawk. "Sprinkles," started Kayla. I went upstairs and checked in EVERY room! But I couldn't find him anywhere!" Mrs.Tallyhawk didn't say anything.
Finally, Mrs Tallyhawk said, "Well let's go look outside. Get your shoes on and I'll go get his favorite doggy treats." As they walked out the door they started going through the nature trail.
Meanwhile, Kelly, Julie and Emily were still searching when their dad tells pulls up in the driveway. "What's wrong?" he asked.
"We can't find Kayla!" They all said.
"Well hop in the car. We can go look." he said. Everyone got in the car and stared out the window as they went by the nature path. Guess who they saw? Sprinkles! They all jumped out of the car and grabbed Sprinkles. "Come on Sprinks! We'll take you home!" said Kelly cheerfully. They got in the car, and drove to Mrs. Tallyhawk's house. They brought Sprinkles to Mrs. Tallyhawk's front steps. Ding Dong! went the doorbell. Ding Dong it went again. Nobody answered. So they decided to bring Sprinkles to their house and play fetch.
Meanwhile Kayla and Mrs. Tallyhawk were still searching. The sun was coming down. It was getting dark, so Mrs. Tallyhawk pulled out the flashlight from her pocket, and flicked the switch on. They walked around in search for Sprinkles. Kayla had a bunch of thoughts in her mind. What if we NEVER find Sprinkles she thought. That would be really sad. Just the thought of that brought tears to her eyes. But she remembered to stay calm. Awooooo! went a wolf. "Mrs....Mrs...Mrs....Tallyhawk. I'm...I'm...really scared!" Kayla blurted out. "Oh sweetheart don't be scared! We will find Sprinkles in no time. But for know let's get back to my house. On the way their we will leave a note on your door saying that you will stay over tonight. Just to tell your parents,." said Mrs. Tallyhawk.
"Ok," mumbled Kayla. After they left the note on Kayla's door. They went to Mrs. Tallyhawk's house. Mrs. Tallyhawk brought Kayla upstairs into the guest bedroom and tucked her in. "Don't worry about Sprinkles," started Mrs. Tallyhawk.
"We'll find him."
"Goodnight," Kayla said.
"Goodnight Sweetie!" said Mrs. Tallyhawk. She turned off the light and walked down the hall.
Meanwhile, Julie, Emily, and Kelly were all being tucked into bed too. Their Mom and Dad came into each room and said, "You girls get some rest. We will continue to look for Kayla." As they slept all of the girls even Kayla thought about each other. Sprinkles was still at Kelly, Julie and Emily's house snoring away. Kelly, Emily, and Julie all woke up early to walk Sprinkles. It was a beautiful day! They started to play tag. They were screaming and laughing away. That woke up Kayla with a fright. She went to the light switch and turned it on. She crept to the window. she opened the blind, but couldn't see anything. It was just the backyard. She ran back into the bed and a moment later heard more laughing. She ran back to the window, but saw nothing. She opened the door to the room and tip-toed out. She walked down the stairs and looked out the BIG window. She couldn't believe what she saw! She saw her sisters playing with Sprinkles! She ran back upstairs and awoke Mrs. Tallyhawk. "Come!" started Kayla. "Its great news!" Mrs. Tallyhawk followed Kayla down the stairs. They walked to the front door and opened it up. As they stepped outside everyone ran to each other! Sprinkles barked with joy! Soon the children's mom and dad came out. Soon Mr. Tallyhawk came back from the store and said, "Who wants a cupcke?"
"I do!" everyone screamed happily.
"Let's go back inside and have some popcorn like originally!" said Emily.
"I'll go ask!" She came back a few moments later. Emily came out. " She said yes, but we all have to go through the garage, so Kelly and Julie can get over their fear of garages."
"Well it is bad luck to walk through garages," said Kelly and Julie proudly.
"Come on Kayla! Let's show them it isn't bad luck to walk!" said Emily. And with that they both went into garage and trotted inside.
"Great!" whined Julie.
"Now we are out here alone!"
"We are NOT going through the garage," said Kelly.
"Let's go check all the doors." They checked every door, but they were all LOCKED! After a half and hour their mom let them in. When they walked in Kayla and Emily were at the table eating popcorn.
"Let's get the more buttery popcorn!" They said. They reached their had to the bottom then out popped...a MOUSE. " We told you in was bad luck to walk through garages!" Julie and Kelly said proudly.
Abbey, Age 9