The Great Bunny Escape
A Secret and a Favor
The school bell rings, and my best friends, Lily and Jasmine, and I make a mad dash for the playground. It’s recess! Our favorite time of the day. Obviously.
We hit the blacktop and run straight to the Hideout—our top secret hiding spot under the slide.
It’s the best place for telling secrets because it keeps all the snoopy-snoops like Gabby Gaburp and Carol Rattinger out.
Today Lily has a huge secret. I can tell because she always twirls her hair around her finger when she’s hiding something. And she’s been twirling her hair ALL. DAY. LONG.
“Spill, Lil!” I say as soon as we’re safe inside the Hideout.
“Let’s make extra sure the coast is clear first,” Lily says. So Jasmine double-checks the entry to make sure Carol and Gabby aren’t spying on us. You can never be too careful when it comes to those two girls. They want to know everything about everyone.
“All clear!” Jasmine calls.
“Okay,” Lily begins. “You may have already guessed I have a secret to tell, and I also have a favor to ask.”
That sounds like a double-dog secret! I think, scootching closer to her side. And I am double-dog interested.
“First the secret,” Lily says. She pauses to build the suspense. Then she spills. “I’m going on a cruise!” And we all squeal at the same time.
“My whole family is going,” Lily continues. “And there’s going to be a pool, a water slide, a movie theater, and dance parties every night!”