My alarm rang. I sighed and laboriously turned around.
I had to jam the button twice to get it to turn off.
That done, I rubbed my eyes. Is it morning already? I wondered to myself before realizing that I had only been taking a short nap. XD
Truth to be told, though, I was kinda bored, even though I was still tired. School had ended early for me this year (lucky!) and I was already knee deep into planning out my entire fun-filled summer, but still.
I decided to go find my BFF.
Cupcake was sitting in front of a mirror she had propped up, dressing Petunia.
“Hi, Cupcake!” I greeted as I rounded the corner.
“Hey!” she returned. “I’m bored – what about you?”
“Me too,” I admitted.
“Then let’s find something to do!” she piped cheerily.
“Um…” she bit her lip. “I don’t know. Google it.”
“How helpful,” I muttered to myself, but got out my laptop anyways and googled “things to do when bored.”
Pretty much none of the search results suited me. I sighed and looked up, but Cupcake wasn’t paying attention.
She ignored me. “Hey, we should play Hide-And-Seek,” she suggested flippantly.
“I said we should play hide-and-seek.”
Sometimes my BFF can have the weirdest ideas, I thought to myself. “First of all, we can’t play with only two people…”
“What about three?” Mimsy asked as she walked towards where we were sitting.
“I’ll join, too, if this isn’t girls only.” Hummus surprised us all by appearing on the scene with one of his famous grins.
I feel like being nice for once, so I speak up. “Sure, why not?”
“The rules are simple,” Cupcake says. “You can only hide inside this room…wait. That’s basically it.”
“Not it!” Mimsy exclaimed.
“Not it!” Hummus followed up.
“Not it!” I cried quickly before Cupcake could have the chance.
“Oh fine,” Cupcake sighs dramatically, making us all giggle. She turns her back and begins the countdown.
Five down, twenty-five to go, I speculated as I stared at the big shelf where our owners kept all their possessions.
Using my foot as a springboard, I reached up and began to climb.
There wasn’t much there: a couple of packs of cards and some stationary.
I leaped to the next shelf, which also held no hiding options.
And so I reached the third, which was quite crowded.
There were two necklace boxes sitting side by side…
But by then I could hear Cupcake counting to fifteen. There was no time to waste. My foot perilously knocked down one of the necklace boxes (whoops. remind me to pick that up for later!) as I climbed to the tallest section of the shelf.
And there I saw my prospective hiding place: a state quarter book with a cozy chink between it and the corner of the shelf.
In a flash, I disappeared behind it.
Cupcake was counting down already. You should have thought of a good spot before hand, I reprimanded myself as I hurried across the bedroom, trying to find a good place to hide.
I tried several places and scurrried away, dissatisfied, until I looked up and saw…
I slipped behind it, panting, and let myself relax as I waited.
I climbed up the pink stool, panicking. Cupcake was at 10 already, and I had not yet hid.
I made a flying leap to the bed post.
And there I saw the bundle of blanket lying on the unmade bed. What better hiding place?
I slipped inside and readily disappeared from the outside world.
“3-2-1, ready or not, here I come!!” I cried gaily to nobody in particular, whirling around and half-expecting to see some unattentive paw sticking out.
And there I began the search.
I searched under the bed, in the clothes drawers, and pretty much everywhere.
And then I leaped on the purple blanket. To my surprise, it was quite lumpyfor my taste.
And so I tore back the blankets and peered inside…
Mimsy sat up right in front of my eyes, almost making me scream. “Found you!” I exclaimed triumphantly after I had recovered from my shock.
“Fine, fine,” she laughed. “Now let’s go find Cocoa.”
“Do you know where she is?” I asked.
“Nope,” she replied quickly, much too quickly to make me believe her. “Well, on second thought…”
“She’s on this side of the room.”
With the use of that clue, I promptly found her.
“I have no idea where Hummus is,” Cocoa groaned as the three of us set off together. “I heard him on the bed, and then on the table, and then tinkering with the vases, and basically everywhere.” she sighed. “Perhaps in the drawers?”
“He probably found a really good hiding place,” Mimsy said.
Where could he be?
“Wait! Guys!” I diverted everybody’s thoughts as I scampered towards the shelf that our owners had just recently cleaned. “It’s so cuuute!”
She was pointing at a drawing of a baby, which was indeed adorable.
“Speaking of which, we haven’t explored this shelf for the life of us…”
“Ooh, look! A deck of cards!”
“AHH GUYS! IT’S A BALLERINA DOLL!”
“Do you think it can talk?”
“Ahh, no. But it’s so pretty!!!”
“Whoever made this is so creative,” she echoed.
“And aww, that mirror holds such a sweet message on it!” Cocoa joined her on the top shelf.
“Can this play actual music?” Mimsy wondered, cranking the knob on the music box. “Why, yes, it does! How cool!”
“Now I am definitely trying this recipe,” I gushed.
Hmm, maybe we were having too much fun.
Either way, we all jumped in surprise when almost half an hour later, Hummus’s head appeared.
“Anyone still interested in finding me?”