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I tip-toed through the hallway quietly while my brother, Caleb, counted to twenty.
Abby, my best friend, ran next to me, nearly pushing me into the wall. “Where should we hide, Emily?” she asked.
Before I could say anything, Abby pulled me into the laundry room.
“Ready or not here I come!” Caleb said, running down the hallway and pass the laundry room. Abby and I both hid behind the dryer.
Abby and I laughed quietly as Caleb rummaged around in our closets. I pulled Abby’s head toward mine to tell her something. “Let’s run to base.” I said.
Abby stepped out from behind the dryer first.
There was a door behind me that led into my parent’s bedroom. While Abby began slowly stepping out of the laundry room, I sneaked into my parent’s room, closing the laundry room door.
“Found you!” I heard Caleb scream. “You’re it, Abby!”
I ran out of the room and into the hallway to turn on the light. The look on Abby’s face made me laugh. Caleb laughed too and danced around at the fact that he wouldn’t be it again. He had been it like three times in a row.
Abby looked at me. “Ha-ha. Hilarious. You tricked me!” she yelled.
“Did not.” I said with a smile. “I just changed my mind.”
“You know this isn’t the first time you’ve done that. You should be it.” Abby argued.
I’m never it. I’m the best when it comes to hide and seek. If anyone wants me to be it, they have to find me first. It’s not my fault that I’m so good at the game. My dad even told me that I should get a trophy for my excellent hiding skills. I was simply the best at hide and seek, and everyone knew it.
“Look I wasn’t caught, You were. You should’ve heard him coming.” I said, defending myself.
Abby sighed and placed her hands in her pockets. “I think I should head home, it’s getting late.”
“It’s only 5 pm.” Caleb said.
Abby smiled at him and rubbed his hair. “I’ll be back a different day.” she said.
“She’s just mad.” I said to Caleb with a smirk.
“Mad? For what?” Abby asked.
“That I’m the best!” I said proudly.
Abby rolled her eyes. I thought she’d say something back like I wanted her to, but she just smiled at me and walked away. She grabbed her bag that she had brought to the house and just left.
Abby was mature. She wasn’t the kind of person who argued. Maybe it’s because she’s two years older than me. I’m fourteen and Abby is sixteen. We also go to the same school. We became friends by exchanging Nintendo video games and comics at school. Then we found out we had a lot in common and became best friends.
However, lately, I think she’s a bit tired of me. She doesn’t come over as much as she used to, but one thing she can never turn down is a good game of hide and seek in the dark.
Abby left, leaving me and Caleb home to wait for Mom and Dad. They went out on a dinner date.I was in charge while they were out.
Caleb, being only six, went into his room to play with some toys. He asked me to play with him, but I turned him down. I decided to watch a good scary movie on TV instead.
To my luck, a movie called Murder was playing. It was one of my favorite movies. It was about these teenagers that were lost in the woods. They would also get murdered if they broke any of the rules that had been given to them by the dwellers of the woods.
I sat back and enjoyed the movie. Wishing I could play hide and seek in the woods or in a haunted house. That’d be so epic!
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