Heads Up – Part Two

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Can’t forget that intro!

Psst — part 1 if you need a refresher

In the POV of Delaney

I slump in the hallway of the AG Doll Orphanage, lowering my gaze to the floor and feeling my heart sink all the way to my stomach. I never let myself cry, but a sob comes up and chokes in my throat anyway.

I stare at the paper in my hand, handed to me by Mrs. Bailey herself, the matron of the AGDO. I’m being adopted — but not by the same people who adopted Taryn like I had hoped.

A surge of anger blazes inside me as I harden my gaze and crumple the paper in my hand. I force myself to take a deep breath — I’m not going to cry.

I stand up straight, hold my head up high, and square my shoulders as I swallow the lump in my throat and storm down the hall. This is unacceptable, and I’m about to walk right up to Mrs. Bailey’s face and tell her so.

I march up to her office and clench my fist to pound angrily on the door and am surprised when it swings open before I can knock on it.

“Delaney Adair Clark,” she utters my full name with a hint of disgust for the hundredth time that day. “Ironic you should show up here — I made a mistake in giving you that paper.”

I draw a blank. “You what?”

“Do I have to repeat myself? I said I made a mistake. Give it to me.”

My cheeks flame when I unclench my other first, opening my palm to reveal the crumpled ball in my hand. Mrs. Bailey snorts in more disgust. “On second thought, keep it. We’ll print a new one.”

She then hands me a new paper, and my face instantly brightens. “This is really where you’ll be staying.”

I almost rip the paper away from her in excitement, my heart fluttering when my eyes read over the address — hey, wait, what? This is even further from the previous address! This isn’t Taryn’s home at all!

I look up indignantly. “This isn’t fair!” I cry.

Mrs. Bailey furrows her eyebrows and jabs her accusing ring finger at me. “I’ve been at odds with you for a long time, Miss Clark. The sooner you’re adopted, the better. Now will you go pack your things? You leave tomorrow morning for Tennessee. And don’t give me any more of your sass mouth, either.”

By the time she slams the door in my face, I can’t respond with a smart remark if I want to.

I slump heavily against the wall again, back where I’ve started; having hopelessly stared at the address that is to be my new home…

… Far, far away from Taryn.

*

I don’t know how I’m going to do this. The Uber driver drops me off at the beginning of DWOD Drive, and I walk down the street with my gaze downcast. With every step I am taking, I am getting closer and closer to a whole new family.

I have been taking things hard ever since Taryn was adopted, and I haven’t seen or heard from her since.

And now I am about to leave her behind as a part of my past forever.

When I look up, I see another girl walking down the street. We both smile politely. But when we keep walking toward each other without stopping, our smiles fade as we look at each other in confusion.

When we both reach the driveway of the house I am supposed to live in, we stop right in front of each other with more looks of confusion.

I make a face and then turn to continue on to the door… and I notice that the girl follows me.

I turn around sharply. “Are you a stalker?”

“No, are you?” She returns quickly.

“Is this your house?” I ask.

“No, but I got adopted by these people, so it’s about to be.”

I half-smile. “I’m going to be living here, too.”

“Oh! Nice to meet you!”

I half-smile again and then resume walking up to the door.

The girl and I both knock at the same time. I think it’s funny at first. Then, when no one answers, I decide to knock a second time — but apparently the other girl does, too.

I turn to her. “Uh, are you copying me?”

She raises an eyebrow. “I was gonna ask the same thing.”

I narrow my eyes and then raise my hand to knock once more but notice her hand is perfectly synced with mine.

“Hey! You are copying me!”

“Um, no. You’re copying me.”

I hmph, peeved. After five minutes of awkward silence, no one answers the door.

“Well, uh…” The other girl and I both say at exactly the same time.

“Knock it off!” We both say — at exactly the same time. The girl and I furrow our eyebrows at each other.

“Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” She finally asks.

“Our minds are in synchronization?”

“Um, close. We should bust in!”

My face lights up. This girl thinks too much like me.

Which is a bad thing… but fun. “Let’s do it!”

We both back up and look around for possible break-in options.

“Hey, look,” I say, pointing to a heavy piece of mulch on the ground. “Let’s throw that into the window and break in.”

The girl turns to look at me. “Wait, what? That’s a terrible idea.”

“What do you mean, terrible idea? You’re supposed to be my long-lost mind twin or something.”

“You have enough money to pay for that window?” She jerks her head toward it.

“Ah, no. Good point.”

I look past and above the girl’s head at the doorbell. She turns to look, too, and we both have the same idea.

At exactly the same moment, we both lunge and dive to be the first to curl our fingers around the piece of mulch.

But of course, the girl and I grab it at exactly the same time.

“Let it go,” I say, pulling it toward me as we stand up.

“My mulch,” she returns, pulling it toward her.

I rip it harshly toward me, but she only rips it harshly back.

“It was my idea,” I inform her. “I should throw it.”

“No way! The idea was both of ours.”

“I’m not letting go of this mulch.”

The girl narrows her gaze for a few seconds, but when she realizes I’m serious, she releases her grip.

She’s slightly nicer than me.

“But if you can’t get it on the first try, I get to throw it. Bet you anything that you’ll miss.”

Slightly.

“Bet you anything that I won’t,” I quip, reeling my arm back for the toss.

WHOOSH! The mulch flies out of my hand and into the air — and hits the doorbell. The button signals its being-pressed by lighting up a ring of blue around it.

I turn to her with a smirk as the mulch falls down to the ground and the doorbell sounds indoors. “I win.”

The girl grins back. “Nice shot.”

She then extends her hand for a shake. “Katy Christine Cooper,” she introduces herself with a sweeter smile. “K.C. for short.”

I don’t have good sportsmanship by any means, but Katy’s niceness makes me want to be nice, too. “Delaney Danger Clark,” I say back, taking her hand and shaking it.

K.C. doesn’t rip her hand back with a shriek like most people do when I tell them this. Instead, her eyes simply widen. “Your middle name is actually Danger?”

“Yep,” I grin. “I’m being serious when I say that Danger’s my middle name.”

“Nice,” she nods with a half-jealous smirk.

Ha ha.

At this moment, the door opens with a start. We both jump of surprise and turn to see who it is.

A girl with caramel curls and striking green eyes steps out and drops her jaw when she sees me. “Delaney?” She whispers in awe.

What on earth is my sister doing in Tennessee? I can’t believe she is standing right here. “Taryn?”

To be continued… in Heads Up – Part Three!

Finally, right? XD

Oh, quick notice — I’m going to have to cut back and be stricter on the amount of emails I reply to. Honestly, I’d love to reply to each and every single one with just as many words as you send me, but my parents are having to put limits on my computer time. Answering a ton of emails is just too time-consuming now. The criteria for ensuring a reply to your email is as follows…

  • Do email me if you have an important question (such as a collab, blog advice, advertising, etc.).
  • Only email me if you’d rather keep your message private — if you’re just wondering whether or not I have eaten enchiladas soaked in maple syrup or cherry cheesecake-flavored meatballs, please ask that in the comments.
  • Prayer requests [are not just accepted on my personal blog and] are always, ALWAYS replied to — and prayed over every day until you email me with a status update!
  • Any emails not following the criteria will either not be replied to or will have very, very short replies. 😉
I’m sorry to have to cut back on the emailing! For the time being, though, I’ll keep on replying to every comment. So please, comment away — you rock! 

By | 2017-05-01T19:47:33+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|All, Fun Things My Dolls Do, Photostories, Updates|89 Comments

89 Comments

  1. Christina Snyder May 2, 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    I CAN”T WAIT FOR PART THREE! I lthink K.C. and Delaney are going to be BFFS!

  2. Rainbow Girl May 2, 2017 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Hi, Madi, I was wondering how you keep your dolls hair shiny? I have 11 dolls, and only 2 of them still have shiny hair.

    • Madison
      Madison May 2, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      The trick to that is to NEVER brush their hair without misting it with water first. This preserves the newness of their hair.

  3. Light4theLord May 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    AHHHHHHHHH!!! YAY!!! I LOVED that part about ‘I’m being serious about Danger being my middle name’ XD You’re awesome! I can’t wait for part three!
    ~ Light4theLord
    https://dollsnall.blogspot.com

    • Madison
      Madison May 2, 2017 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      YAY I AM SO GLAD YOU LIKED IT! 😀 Tehehe, I came up with that on the fly and went I HAVE TO USE THIS. XD Aww, thanks so much! I’m so glad you’re looking forward to it!

  4. WOW! Oh and HAVE you eaten enchiladas soaked in maple syrup or cherry cheesecake-flavored meatballs?

    • Madison
      Madison May 2, 2017 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      Well, actually… XD JK.

      • GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?!??!?!? https://fromadollsperspective.com/2017/05/04/1253/ Do you think I should get Willa, #66, #44, Josefina, Maryellen, Addy, Melody, #58, #21, #37, #28,, #54, #57 or Rebecca?

        • Madison
          Madison May 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Reply

          OH MY GOSH DID YOU MEET BASILMENTOS?!?!?!!??!!!!!!!!! *screams at the top of her lungs* YOU’RE SO LUCKY!!!!!!!!

          I’m a bit late, but I’d go with whichever doll you want the most, longest, and / or is retiring the soonest!

          • Yup! I just got home. BasilMentos is SO nice!
            I got Logan! He was the doll I was originally was going to get but they were out.☹️ But when I walked in guess what the first thing I saw was? Logan! ?

            • Madison
              Madison May 8, 2017 at 8:35 pm - Reply

              SQUEEZE YOU ARE SO LUCKY TO MEET HER OH MY GOSH!!! 😀

              Congrats on getting Logan!! That’s so awesome!! 😀

              • Random question: What would Chloe and Ellie say to “I need some ninja training because Saige told me to tear down the house.”

                • Madison
                  Madison May 9, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

                  Hmm… depends on who’s asking the question.

                  • From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) May 10, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

                    Olivia Rose.

                    • Madison
                      Madison May 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm

                      Ellie: Maybe we should do a ninja training post!
                      Chloe: WHAT? That would give away all our secrets!
                      Ellie: It would be restricted to only dolls. ?
                      Chloe: Oh… I don’t know… our cover would be blown big time!
                      Ellie: IT WOULD BE FUN.
                      Chloe: Would anyone like to see a ninja training post? Maybe we could have ninja academy graduates and everything. A big graduation post with pictures of the dolls that graduated sent in to us!

                  • Ooh fun! Should I wear a ball gown?

                    • Madison
                      Madison May 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm

                      Chloe: YEAH
                      Ellie: NO
                      Chloe: YEAH
                      Ellie: NO
                      Chloe: WHY NOT?!
                      Ellie: They should wear spy suits! Or ninja gis!
                      Chloe: But… ball gowns.
                      Ellie: *sighs* We’ll work out the details.

                  • Olivia Rose and Anna May 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

                    OR:Ooh spy suits! Mommy is going to write a book about a sp…..
                    Anna: *Glares at OR*
                    OR: Ok fine. What are spy suits anyway? Are they PJs with hair brushes tied to your feet??

                    • Madison
                      Madison May 19, 2017 at 8:57 am

                      Ellie: Spy suits are usually black, form-fitting clothes you can easily move around and spy in. Kind of like a ninja gi!
                      Chloe: And a ninja gi is the same thing! WAIT DID YOU JUST SAY A BOOK ABOUT SPIES?!

                    • Olivia Rose and Anna May 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

                      OR: OK thanks! And yes I did!
                      Anna: No, you didn’t.
                      OR: Yes, I did!
                      Anna: Ok fine, you did.

                    • Madison
                      Madison May 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm

                      Chloe: I WANNA READ IT!
                      Ellie: Chloe! I’m sure it was supposed to be a secret–
                      Chloe: WELL TOO BAD!

                    • From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) May 25, 2017 at 10:39 pm

                      To Chloe: I have a feeling that Madison may be able to show you a snippet. 😉

                    • Madison
                      Madison May 27, 2017 at 8:12 pm

                      Chloe: AAAAHHHHHHH I READ IT AND IT WAS SO COOL!!

                    • Olivia Rose May 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm

                      Mommy says you’re welcome!

                      (Note from Anna: That’s Olivia Rose talk for thank you.)

                    • Madison
                      Madison June 6, 2017 at 10:38 pm

                      Chloe: AAAAAAAH IT WAS AWESOME

          • *glares at phone for not publishing comment*
            Oh well, I basically wanted to say that BasilMentos was super nice and I ended up getting Logan.
            Also, if you saw my last comment I wasn’t trying to brag or anything I was just super excited.

          • Oh, wait. Did you turn the comment moderation back on?

  5. Olive May 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    you’re not in Tennessee Delaney, you’re in Florida. XD
    K.C AND DELANEY ARE LIKE TWINS!! XD oooh! oooh! are they basically going to be like a girl version of Fred and George from Harry Potter? because it seems like they are! XD
    This. Is. An. Awesome. Story. *starts chanting* WE NEED MORE PARTS WE NEED MORE PARTS…..
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison May 3, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

      Only she doesn’t know that. XD

      THEY ARE! XD I’ve never read or watched HP so I wouldn’t know, but maybe? Probably? XD

      Thank you SO much! I’m really glad you like it! ?

      • Olive May 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm - Reply

        I figured. ?
        Well, give them some fireworks and there you go. ?
        ?
        Oh, and that joke paper….???????
        Most crazily, ~ Olive

  6. sara May 2, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Oooohhhhh this is SO! Exciting k.c and Delaney are like twins! (Like us)?XD! Oh hhhh I can’t what for part threeeeee!!! I’m too excited!!??? c at wait for #part 3!!! Lol how are you?

    Much love- Sara ❤

    • Madison
      Madison May 3, 2017 at 8:55 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you like it! LOL! ? I’m good, how are you?

      • Sara May 3, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

        Hi!
        I loved! It and very excited for part three!?that’s good that your good I’m GREAT! Thanks SO much for praying for my aunt she is all better and driving? And guess what today in Oregon it’s going to be 80°degrees it’s like never that hot here! Lol!

        Much love – Sara <3 <3 <3

        • Madison
          Madison May 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply

          Thank you so much! And you’re so welcome! I’m glad she’s OK! 😀

          • Sara May 11, 2017 at 12:03 am - Reply

            Your welcome ?☺?
            Yeah she’s all better thanks SO much! ?

            How are you?

            • Madison
              Madison May 16, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

              I’m so glad! 😀 I’m great, how are you?

  7. ThePolkaDotPatriot May 2, 2017 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    This was so sweet/fun! And the stuff written on Delaney’s paper–ha! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison May 3, 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! Hehehe! ?

  8. Taryn May 2, 2017 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Nice adress. I live near 1234 Blah Dr.! 😉 Ooo. I caught that pun there. Nice. Can’t wait for part three!
    ~ Taryn

    http://lifeofafarmdoll.blogspot.ca/

    • Madison
      Madison May 3, 2017 at 8:57 am - Reply

      What an address! ? Tehehe, thanks! Yay! 😀

  9. Mya May 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I CANT WAIT FOR MORE!!!

  10. Allison May 2, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Ooh, I LOVED this, Madi! It was so creative and interesting and well-done! I can’t wait to read part three! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison May 3, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Allison! I’m so glad! 😀

  11. Allison May 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Heh heh, and I quite enjoyed your messages on the paper. XD XD XD

    • Madison
      Madison May 3, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Heh heh, I quite enjoyed writing them. XD

  12. Sarah May 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    YAS THIS STORY. Can’t wait for part three!!

    p.s. I love your new header, Madi!
    p.p.s. That paper Delaney was holding XDD
    p.p.p.s. “Cherry cheesecake-flavored meatballs”. Delicious. XD

    • Madison
      Madison May 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      Yay! 😀

      P.S. Thanks so much!!
      P.P.S. Heh heh. XD
      P.P.P.S. Very. XD

  13. Olivia Bell (aka Livy) May 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Aww, I told you it’d be Delaney at the door!!! In Tennessee though…. hmmm.. suspicious! 😀 And the jokes and such on the papers were funny, haha! 😀

    I’m sad because of what you said about emailing, does it mean that we can’t chat through email like we’ve been doing? 🙁 Has anyone really asked if you like cherry cheesecake flavored meatballs??? That sounds weird!!

    I like your intro so much, I watched it like 4 times, haha! 😉

    • Madison
      Madison May 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      LOL! Tehehe! They were fun to write XD

      Well, we could, but my replies would be very short. 🙁 So you’re welcome to send me emails, I just won’t be able to spend as long replying to them. 🙁 Hahaha, no! That does sound weird xd

      Hehe! I’m glad you liked it! 😉

  14. Phoenix May 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    WOW AGAIN IN A GOOD WAY
    Why the ‘totally random dress that Made made up 1234 drive’ was confusing. AND WHY TENNESSEE I THOUGHT YOU LIVED IN FLORIDA
    despite the ^, I. LOVED. IT. My guess, from the intro, KC is going to be Delany’s secretnooneknowsmysteriousalien twin!

    • Madison
      Madison May 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      I’m sorry, my handwriting skills… shouldn’t be called skills. XD It says “… Following totally random address that definitely wasn’t made up off the top of Madi’s head.” I DO LIVE IN FLORIDA BUT DELANEY THINKS THIS IS TENNESSEE XD

  15. May @ Forever and Everly May 2, 2017 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Ooh, I will make sure to read Part 1 and this part too! And I NEED TO WATCH YOUR STOP MOTION GOSH. I actually don’t have homework today (!!!) so I can watch it today. Finally. XD

  16. Jayne Ferguson May 2, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed reading this. I can’t wait to read part 3!

    • Madison
      Madison May 10, 2017 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Jayne!

  17. Daisymermaid May 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Oh, DelC. XD

  18. Xyra & Melody May 3, 2017 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Loving this! The attention to detail in each shot is fabulous! Keep up the good work!

    • Madison
      Madison May 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you so very much! 😀

  19. Gracie May 4, 2017 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Whoa, so it was the right address?? Or–? *wonders and decides to sit tight for next episode*
    Great part! I enjoyed it! KC and Delaney, Haha! I guess if they ever wonder what it would be like to talk to yourself, then now they know pretty well 😀 !
    Your address notes were so funny! XD
    I find it amusing that we seemed to be guessing that either KC or Delaney would be at the door… and then it was both! 😀
    ~Gracie

    • Madison
      Madison May 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      MAYBE. >:)

      Thank you so much! LOLOL!

      And hehehe, thanks! ?

      Haha! It was! 😀

  20. Kendall May 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Love it Madi!!!! Also, I LOOOOVE the two orphanage papers… they’re hilarious! 😀
    Enchiladas soaked in maple syrup and cherry cheesecake-flavored meatballs? Are those even things? You are really odd, my friend. *shakes head* But I promise I won’t put you in a stuffy, dark insane asylum. Nope, I’ll put you in a bright, open, airy one!
    Totally kidding (of course ;P)!

    • Kendall May 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      And btw, I thought your doll family “lived” in Florida, like you?

    • Madison
      Madison May 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Kendall!! And LOL! Glad you liked them XD

      Tehehe. I made them up off the top of my head. The top of my head produces either very interesting things or very disastrous things… most of the time a mix of the two. ? How rude! JK. ?

  21. agsparklesisters May 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    So excited for part three! You are awesome!
    ❤️,
    Tori, Bella, and the dolls
    ????????‍♀️??

    • Madison
      Madison May 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      Yay, I’m so glad! Awwww, you guys are so sweet!! Thanks for commenting!

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  23. Sara May 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Hey, Madison! It’s not the 4th (of may) but if it was I would say may the 4th be with you!! Lolol so happy belated 4th of may??????

    • Olive May 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      it’s the revenge of the fifth. XD

      • Sara May 5, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

        LOL! ?

      • Madison
        Madison May 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

        Revenge of the fifth X’D Hey, it’s May 6th now, so revenge of the sixth? XD

        • Sara May 9, 2017 at 2:13 am - Reply

          Hahaha yeah! I think it is lol I think it’s something for starwars?

          • Madison
            Madison May 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm - Reply

            LOL, it is! I just did the announcements video for Kids Club this month (I’m not in KC anymore but Makenzie wanted me to help out with this one) and it was full of Star Wars puns, LOL!

  24. Sara May 9, 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Lol that’s SOOOOO cool!

  25. Maddie May 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    YES THIS WAS HILARIOUS YET ITS TO BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY!! XD And shucks-a-munzos I was just dying to know if you had those brand new hot dog flavored hamburgers with ketchup flavored relish ? *mopes* *sighs* *sighs some more* *everybody turns to look at me* *I say, “I can’t email Madi to ask her what she ate for lunch!!* *they look at me and say “you are a strange, sad, little man”*

    • Madison
      Madison May 10, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      ?????????? I’m sorry, my emotions just can’t be expressed though words right now ???????? Oh Maddie my fren ??????

  26. JR.JEANSK8 May 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    I LOVE THIS PHOTOSTORY!!!!! It is so fun! I also wanted to let you know that I am going to be posting my stop-motion videos on fromadollsperspective.com. Her blog is AWSOME and it would be great if you guys could check her out! I know Maddison has, but it would be great if all of you could at least look at her blog. I am not on it yet though. By the way, Maddison. I feel your pain! I got braces on yesterday, and my teeth are pretty sore! LOL 😉

    • Madison
      Madison May 16, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      THANK YOU SO MUCH! 😀

      That’s awesome! I can’t wait to see your videos! 😀 And haha, I hope your teeth feel better! LOL 😉

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