Venne had her eye on this mysterious person for days now. She always disappeared, alone, away from the others at the same time each day for the past two days. Such mysterious behaviour was not to be overlooked. What was Emelie doing? Definitely hiding something, that was for sure. But what? That’s exactly what Venne determined to find out.
I have to get a closer look! Venne decided. There was no stopping her, dangerous as it was.
“Shh! Shoo, shoo! You’ll give me away!” Hissed Venne urgently, trying in vain to quiet the pup.
Although… err… Venne was still in ninja training academy… heh, heh, and, hadn’t, um, fully grasped the concepts of hiding in a closet.
“Chloe?” Asked a bewildered Emelie. “Is that you?”
Venne reluctantly crawled out of her not-so-safe hiding spot. Seeing as there was no other option, she raised her hands to the sky in surrender and defeat. “I surrender! I just ask that you spare my life for my dear sensei’s sake!”
With a sigh, I, your beloved Chloe Zoey Carter, not the brave ninja Venne, shook myself out of my imaginiation. “Yeah?” I answered normally. At first I thought she would laugh as she studied my outfit like all the others did when I was playing some awesome, action-packed, dramatic game, but she didn’t.
“You’re a ninja,” she finally concluded.
I grinned. “Yup! My name is Venne Wang, Ninja of the North Kingdom.” Then my smile faded. “Well…” I faltered. “Not a very good one, actually. If this was real life, I could be captured and sentenced to death by the enemy. Or if I’m luckier, be sent to a dungeon or someplace like that.”
Emelie didn’t laugh this time, either, like everyone else did when I explain what I’m doing. “Well, lucky for you, I am a very kind enemy. Want to join me for a chat?”
“Sure!” I responded, trying to be cheerful. However I was still dissapointed by my failed efforts and didn’t feel so epic anymore.
“So… why were you spying on me?” Emelie asked. She wasn’t angry, but curious and rather amused.
I responded, “I’ve been really curious about why you’ve come back here at a certain time every day for the past couple of days. I wanted to find out why. Of course, I could’ve just asked you, but it was ever so much more fun and dramatic to pretend I was a ninja and do it that way.”
Emelie smiled. “Well, the past two days I’ve been brainstorming ideas for Josefina/s birthday present. And today I’ve finally figured out what to make her – I’m embroidering a handkierchief for her in a flowery pink. I’m still on a hunt for aquamarine thread, however, because aquamarine is her birthstone. I was actually just deciding whether or not to go ahead and embroider it with navy blue or keep searching for aquamarine thread.”
“I know where some is!” I piped up. “It’s in Madison’s extremely cluttered sewing stash in her loft bed closet. I dared to go in there once and regretted it for life. But if you’re brave, you’ll find some in there. You just have to keep your eyes open for it.”
I sighed after marking off the correct number of days on the calendar. “I’m a terrible ninja! Ninjas aren’t supposed to be seen.”
“But you displayed very good qualities. You were observant when others were ignorant of me slipping off to work on Josefina’s birthday present. You were silent and sneaky. Honestly, I never even knew you were here until Coconut gave you away!” Emelie argued.
“But Coconut still gave me away, and that’s very bad for a ninja.”
“All ninjas have their days,” Emelie reassured me. “But they have to be brave even when they’re captured. And in the meantime… practice on those hiding skills!”
“Well, Coconut, you aren’t very good for ninjas,” I told her as she gave me these adorable puppy kisses that melted my heart. “But I love you so much just the same!”
Do you like ninjas? Or how about adventuring?
Until the next adventure,