HOTH Season 2, Part 5

img_0107~Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4~

img_0109“Where’s your friend?” Lexi asked Connor that Saturday afternoon.

img_0111“I’m meeting him at our first house, which is right around the corner,” he explained. “His mom is going to be supervising as we flyer an entire block.”

An entire block? My heart sank. Lexi and I could only flyer our own street because Jackson and Amy were too busy to go with us around the whole block, sticking flyers in the cracks of doors.

img_0113“Oh, okay. Good luck.”

img_0114“Yeah, y’all are gonna need it more,” Connor grinned before walking off. “Way more.”

img_0115“How rude!” Lexi huffed as she stood up, finished with tying her roller-skates.

I snorted. “Rude isn’t even anywhere close to what he can be. Just wait.”

img_0116“Oh, come on. What could he possibly do to you today?” Lexi asked me.

“What do you mean?”

“All we’re doing today is posting flyers, as are Connor and his friend,” Lexi began. “What could they possibly do?”

img_0117I simply shrugged. “You never know with Connor.”

Lexi just smiled and shook her head as if I was a foolish child. “So far, this ‘war’ is the silliest thing I’ve ever heard of! Connor hasn’t even played a single prank.”

Sighing, I tried to put into words what this war was. “It’s not just pranks, Lexi. It’s more than that.”

img_0119“Oh, come on, Issa,” Lexi urged, putting her arm around me and motioning toward the houses up and down our street. “We’ve got work to do. This isn’t about Connor, this is about the FCA. Let’s get to it, shall we?”

img_0121I let out another one of my famous sighs as I followed Lexi. When was she going to understand?

img_0125But I continued on with the plan.

We were flying up and down this entire street with posters we had made about donating to the FCA. Tomorrow we would flyer the entire block after church with the supervision of Jackson and/or Amy, and soon we are going to start asking local restaurants and businesses if we could put flyers in their windows.

img_0127It was a small start, for sure. We planned to do bigger fundraisers, but Jackson and Amy told us not to despise small beginnings. Flyering was a good place to start. Plus, who knew what the results would be? We didn’t get to witness them last time (probably because we hadn’t placed a single flyer).

img_0131But that wasn’t the case here! House after house, Lexi and I flyered and flyered.

img_0144And flyered…

img_0152… and flyered…

img_0148… and flyered…

img_0137… and flyered that entire street.

img_0138Lexi and I high-fived as we passed each other on opposite sides. “Done!” I whooped, fighting the urge to do a little happy dance knowing I’d probably slip due to my skates.

“Whew! We did it!” Cheered Lexi.

“Yup,” I agreed. “Now let’s go inside and wait for Connor.”

img_0140Lexi followed me inside, all the while I wished we were allowed to flyer more than just our street by ourselves. But rules were rules, and as I reached the door to our home, I began to think of other fundraising ideas that would surely beat anything Connor had in mind.

img_0154When Connor returned, he looked just as energized as ever. I suspected he would’ve been at least a little tired after flyering an entire block.

“Well, that was a lot of work,” Connor mentioned aloud as he walked toward us. “How’d y’all do?”

I snorted, rolling my eyes.

img_0156“Looks to me as if you made your friend do all the work,” I couldn’t help but mutter.

img_0157Connor’s eyes flashed indignantly. “What makes you think that?” He snapped.

I opened my mouth, ready to fire back a nasty retort. But at that moment Jackson and Amy came walking in.

img_0158“Who’s ready to watch a movie?” Amy smiled. “We always make time for Saturday night family time.”

Saving my quippings for later, I exclaimed, “Me! I get to pick it this time.”

Amy raised an eyebrow. “Let’s let Connor pick it tonight, Issa. It is, after all, his first Saturday here.”

Of course, I mused to myself. Like Connor deserves to pick the movie.

img_0161“First I want to see the hard work you all have been doing,” Jackson spoke.

img_0163“Yeah!” Lexi agreed heartedly. “We hope to get a lot of donations. Come on, I’ll show y’all all the houses we flyered.”

Boy, was I unprepared for what I saw next.

I led the way, swinging open the front door, and stopped short.

img_0164There lay every single one of our fliers, crumpled on the doormat!


Who did it, y’all? Post your guesses in the comments below. 😉


2017-03-08T14:19:29-05:00 September 30th, 2016|32 Comments


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    Grace (The Girl Upstairs) September 30, 2016 at 2:58 pm - Reply


    • Madison
      Madison October 1, 2016 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      Why, whipped out another cliffhanger, of course! ? ;D

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        Grace (The Girl Upstairs) October 1, 2016 at 1:52 pm - Reply

        Strangely enough, I’m not exactly sure that Connor is the one who did it… 😉

        • Madison
          Madison October 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm - Reply

          Hmm… I guess you’ll have to find out in part 6, then… 😉

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    Gina Ouellette September 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    WHAT HAPPENED?! I would guess Conner did it, but I don’t know how he could have unless he made his friend place all the fliers and followed Issa and Lexi around taking their fliers down. So how’d that happen???????

    • Madison
      Madison October 1, 2016 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      Hmmm… good guesses… you’ll have to find out next Friday! ?

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    Gracie September 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    *gasp* OH NO! 🙁

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    Staff September 30, 2016 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Aaaahhh!!!! CLIFFHANGER!!!!! *Recovers from screaming* I bet Connor followed them and took every flyer and crumpled them up! WHY CONNOR!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison October 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      LOL! Maybe… Find out next Friday! 😉

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    Cherry cola22 September 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Wow! Great part, Madi! Can’t wait for next week! ?

    • Madison
      Madison October 1, 2016 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Kiki! So glad you’re looking forward to the next part. ?

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        Cherry cola22 October 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome! Maybe, it was Connor friend since one of the girls said he makes is friend do everything?!?

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    Just Mayah September 30, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    How mean of Conner to do! I hope Lexi and Issa find a way to fix this!

    • Madison
      Madison October 1, 2016 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      Indeed! 😛 Stay tuned for part 6. 😀

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    Christian Homeschooler September 30, 2016 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Uh oh. Who did this mean act!? I almost feel like Connor didn’t do it, but it doesn’t seem like anyone else would. Unless of course there is another nemesis we don’t know about yet! I’m going to guess that one of Connor’s friends did it.

    • Madison
      Madison October 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm - Reply

      Hmm, good guess! 😀 The person who did it is revealed in part 6. 😀

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    Mira Elizabeth October 1, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Oh, I hope it wasn’t Conner! Somehow, I don’t think it was him either…
    Lovely pictures!

    • Madison
      Madison October 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Hmm, maybe… 😉 Stay tuned for the next part! 😀
      Thank you so much, Mira! 🙂

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    ginnie October 3, 2016 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Oh no! How horrible of Connor! I mean, if it was Connor. *wink* 😉 Still, he shouldn’t hurt the FCA for a petty little childhood war. You know, if it was him. *double wink* 😉 😉

    ginnie /

    • Madison
      Madison October 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Indeed! Haha. 😉 😉

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    AAG October 3, 2016 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Obviously Conner did it! They should just send him back to the FCA just like what the other families did to Issa. ?

    • Madison
      Madison October 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Hmm… maybe they do… maybe they don’t… 😉

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    Catlover02 October 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    AHHH!! Need. Next. Part. C’mere Friday! 😀 I think Issa is going to immediately blame Connor, just because she has such a huge grudge against him. But I don’t know if that’s true or not. You are so good at leaving everyone at a cliffhanger! It’s awesome and agonizing at the same time. <3 ?
    – Catlover02 =^-^=

    • Madison
      Madison October 3, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      LOL! So glad you’re looking forward to the next part! 😀 Issa does have a pretty big grudge against him. 😛
      Aw, thank you SO much! I’m so happy you like it! 😀

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    SierraMist and Marissa October 6, 2016 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Connor did it FOR SURE no one else is a rude as he is. (;

    • Madison
      Madison October 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Hmm… maybe… 😉

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    Phoenix March 7, 2017 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    AWESOME. CLIFFHANGER. I am going to check out the next part right now! (I am new to your blog and I am trying to read all your photo Stories!)

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      THANK. YOU. SO. MUCH! As you can see, I love cliffhangers. ;D YAY! I hope you enjoy it!

      By the way, I checked out your AG blog! I think I followed left a comment, too. Just let me know if I didn’t. ?

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