“Esmeralda Charlotte Gossling.” her mother yelled.
Emme sprang up from her bed breathing hard and fast. She slumped back and whispered, it was only a dream. After completing her morning routine, she ran down the steps and grabbed a granola bar.
“See you later.” She grabbed her backpack and started out the door.
“Esmeralda don’t get caught. I know what today is.”
“You’re the best, mom.”
The plan was to meet Ben at Walker’s Antique store in the back lot. They planned a picnic near the lake. Ben said he knew just the spot.
Emme jumped in as Ben took her backpack and put it in the bed of the truck.
“We should be there shortly. Wait until you see the place. You’ll love it.”
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