“Oh umm...nothing ,” she replied. “Arianna Genna Smith! You tell me everything now!Cuz I’m a your best friend!” she yelled back. “One, don’t use my middle name and two, it’ll ruin your day. I’ll tell you later. Let’s just try to enjoy the day together and have fun!” Arianna said. They set out for a day of fun at a mini golf comlex with the other campers and counselors. “Hole in one!” yelled Arianna as she picked her red golf ball out of a hole.” “Again?” asked Jessica doubtfully.”Yep!”replied Ariann persuasively. “ I only got an eagle!” said Jessica glumly. “I know I’m the best! Uh! I’m the best! Yeah!” she sung. “Alright everyone time for some ice cream.” Said counselor Billy Bob. “Yay. Ice cream!’ screamed all the campers. “I’m getting a soft twist!” said Jessica. “I’m getting cookies and cream with cracked pistachios.” Said Arianna so they walked over to the ice cream stand. “Psssttt...hey Jess!” whispered Arianna. “Yeah!?” asked Jessica. “Come here!” said Arianna. The two girls stopped at a large closet. On the front it said, High Voltage! “Umm...AAa? “Yeah.” “Why are we here?” “Cuz its private!” replied Arianna.”Ohh, she said back.” Hold on I’ll go get our zebra print notebooks.” “Ok” said Jessica. So Arianna went back over to the bag she’d taken while Jessica went into the closet. Neither girl knew what horror was up next. “Jessie, I’m ba-ack! “ said Arianna as she tried to open the door to the high voltage closet. “Uh..” said Arianna. “Uh...what?” yelled Jessica worriedly. “ I ca-ca-ca-can’t ge the door open! “OMG, OMG” she started screaming. Before long there were many camp counselors, golf aids, 60 kids, two wrestlers with crowbars and jessica’s worried parents at the scene. First, the counselors took a gigantic Pinocchio from hole 16 and tried to break open the door. That didn’t work! Next, the two giant men with crowbars tried to open it too but that didn’t work either! So now it seemed Jessica would spend her life in that lonely closet, but suddenly, Arianna got an idea. “ Ding” she said aloud. Arianna ran ran over to where you buy or borrow golf equipment. Oh boy I hope this works!” she thought. Arianna thought of Jessica all the way back. Jessica’s mom was tall and think, so was her dad. “Hello, Mrs. Tanner, “ said Arianna looking up at her bff’s parents. “Hi little one,” said Jessica’s mom with tears in her eyes. “I’m so sorry about Jess,” she mumbled. “Oh honey. It’s ok it’s not your fault.” Said Mrs. Tanner. “Well I gotta go, I have a plan to help jessie out.” Said Ariana happily. “I believe in you sweets!” said Jessica’s dad, “ I believe in you.” Arianna took her equipment out of her bag. She set up a tee to hit her golf ball. As Jessica yelled, “Help!” she got in a ready stance. “Alright Jessie, I have a plan but, for it to work you need to move away from the door.” “Okay,” replied Jessica. The crowd then started t shout “Ar-e-anna, Ar-e-anna!” At first all the balls she hit made dents. Soon, Arianna hit other balls through the dents and made holes. Everyone then saw two eyes peeking out of the holes. As Arianna was about to hit her last ball...The door came crashing down on her! There Jessica was covered with dust and dirt and she came crashing down on the door! Jessica and Arianna were sent to the hospital with scrapes and bruises.”Thank you, thank you, OMG Thank you!” yelled Jessica happily. “Aw shucks, “ said Arianna. “No Arianna, you’re my HERO!” said Jessica...”You’re my hero...”
"Good Morning, everyone," said Mrs. Tracy, their counselor.
"Good Morning," echoed the kids.
"Today we're gong on a nature walk in Saratoga,"
"Sigh!" Every kid in the room sighed a loud sigh.
"Oh, don't be like that!" Ms. Tracy said firmly.
"Okay, Ms. Tracy," said the kids.
"Now, go to a center!" she said smiling.
"Come on A-A, let's play Jenga!" yelled Jessica.
"K-K," she answered back. So the two girls took out a box of wooden blocks.
"Well, this won't knock it down," said Arianna, placing a block next to the tower. " Well this seems reasonable and all at once the tower came crashing down.
"Okay, Kids" said Ms. Tracy as they stood in front of Saratoga Nature Park."Follow me," she said walking onto a nature trail.
"Ooo! This looks like fun!" said Arianna excitedly.
"Okay, Nature Girl, how about we go roll in burrs and let spiders crawl all over us!" said Jessica sarcastically.
"Oh be quiet," she replied.
"Well, the site is beautiful," said Jessica agreeing with Arianna.
"Let's just try to have a little fun," she said. So the girls walked along not thinking naything would go wrong.
"Ow!" yelled Jessica falling on a pile of burrs. "OMG they're all over your back," said Arianna. "Well at least there's no spider on my leg," said Jessica pointing at Arianna's leg. There was a hairy brown , jumping spider on her leg.
"Ahhhh," screamed Arianna.
"What's all the yelling and hissing about?" asked Ms. Tracy.
"I fell in burrs and there's a huge jumping spider on her leg!" yelled Jessica in horror. Ms. Tracy flicked the spider off and plucked the burrs off of Jessica's back.
"There, all better."
"What an amazing nature walk!" said Arianna excitedly.
"Guess you were right about how beautiful it was," said Jessica.
"Duh...of course. I was right." she replied.
"Okay, kids we have, chicken salad, Ritz crackers and carrots."
"Thank goodness. I brought lunch!" said Jessica happily.
"Well, I prefer that over YUCK bologna !" said Arianna with a grossed out look on her face.
"Kids, since we have an hour left...You may go play on the playground and blacktop." So all the kids stormed on to the playground. "Oooo! A basketball court!" said Jessica excitedly.
" What about?"
" I play basketball! C'mon let's start a game!" So they started a game, and Wow! did Jessica beat her!
"OMG, you're good!" she said.
"Wow, that was an actual good day!" said Jessica.
"Yeah you're right!" said Arianna. "But I gotta tell you something I didn't want to tell you earlier. I'm MOVING."
"No! Arianna this can't be,"
"Oh, yes it can. I'm moving tomorrow..."
It was a beautiful July day and everything but Jessica and Arianna were happy."
"Oh A-A, I'll miss you more than anything!" said Jessica with a tear.
"I'll miss you too!" said Arianna. She hugged Jessica so hard, she was almost flattened.
They watched a U-Haul truck drive away with Arianna's bed and fuzzy lounge chair.
"Wanna have some lunch?"
" No thanks Arianna."
"Well let's at least go play with Muffins." So they went to go play with Arianna's cat.
"Goodbye forever!" said Arianna as she hugged Jessica tightly.
"Come on let's get going," said her dad.
"Okay," said Arianna as she hopped into the car. She waved to Jessica until she was a dot in the misty fog. She was going to Europe for a better life.
"It's okay honey." said her mom. No matter what, Jessica was sad. Her head hung as she walked down the block to her house.
"French-French-French," said Arianna as she was watching TV in her new house in Paris. Suddenly, a video popped up. It was Jessica. She was playing in a basketball championship leading her team to VICTORY! " Mom, Dad! I saw a video of Jessica leading her team to victory on te frenche newse, " yelled Arianna.
"Oh that's GREAT!" Arianna jumped for joy. She texted her so fast she was out of breath. They were so excited. Their excitement spread across the ocean despite how far apart they were. They'd had the worst summer. But it was turning into the Best Friendship Ever! No matter how far apart they were they'd always be Best Friends!
Grace, Age 10