When I rapped on Mom’s door, I had no idea that today would be so memorable.
“Mooooommmmm? May we ride Lucy?” I holler. I slump back against the door, hearing dishes clinking in the sink.
“Shhhh!” I wail to my siblings, “I can’t hear!” Then back to Mom, “What did you say?”
“Yes… Just be careful.”
“Okay! Thanks Mom!”
I turn and happily run down the hallway, with the clump-clump of my boots accompanying me. Once outside, I shout “Maaaadieeeee,” as loud as I can.
“What?” She calls back, the sound of her voice echoing off the mountain.
I holler back. “I’m riding Lucy, wanna come?”
“Sure! I’ll be there in a few seconds!”
I stopped in the middle of a busy sidewalk as people flowed past me. They jostled my lean frame around, nearly pushing me to the ground, but I was adamant. I wasn’t going anywhere until I figured out who was stalking me.
“Move, boy!” One man growled as he knocked into me.
“Go around,” I growled back.