Saturday, 7 April 2007
06:09:48 PM (GMT)
I immediately recognized that voice to be Lawne's, so I quickly scrambled out of the
attic to see what she wanted. I closed the door softly behind me as I stepped back
into the storage room with tons of cardboard boxes, and I saw the girl poke her head
"What are you still doing back here?" she questioned. "Anyway, your parents
wanted me to come and get you. Apparently it's very important."
I sighed and thanked her, then started downstairs to see what the heck they
wanted to bother me about.
I panted as I ran down the huge flight of stairs that never seemed to end, and soon I
was on the first floor again, in the middle of the huge party. I squeezed my way
through the crowds of people conversing, and some of them sneered at me when they
caught sight of my pink slippers. I just smiled at them and continued to swim through
the crowd, looking for my parents.
I spotted them quite easily near the table with all of the food. Hey, it was hard
to miss my mom when she was wearing that hideous bright orange dress. I ran up to the
two blue Bori and looked at them questioningly.
"Why did you need me?" I asked, hoping they didn't want me to go run an errand
for them or something. I was sort of expecting them to tell me to go to the house and
get something they had forgotten.
My mother took a tiny nibble of a chocolate cookie and quickly chewed it,
covering her lips as she ate. My parents weren't rich, but they didn't have bad
manners, either. They were very polite. "You know Kin? The one who lives across the
street? You babysat him a while ago, remember?"
"Yes, mother, I remember," I told her, rolling my eyes. Kin was a baby boy who
I'd had the misfortune of babysitting a few months ago. He was a real troublemaker.
When I was babysitting him, I thought I'd do something nice and bake him cookies, but
when I went to use the bathroom, he dumped the whole batter on the ground and smeared
it all over the kitchen and himself. So I had to get down on my hands and knees and
scrub the goop off of the floors before his parents got home, and then I had to give
him a bath. But while I was doing that, he squirted the bottle of shampoo in my face.
The worst part is, his parents are rich and they didn't even pay me well for the
seven hours I looked after him.
"Well, he ran off and went to the stream behind all the houses. His mother and
father just told us, and we said that you'd be happy to go and get him. Just go out
the back door over there," Ma told me, pointing over to the door, which tons of
people were crowding around. I looked at her angrily, but remembered that Kin's
parents were counting on me.
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