From The Crazy Chicken Escapade
It was ten o’clock in the morning, and the only kids who were awake were Dawson, Brett, and Toby Ingram. Their parents were sitting on the patio, enjoying the cool and crisp morning. The three boys, however, were playing video games on a classic gaming system.
The usual on a summer day.
Dawson did not have to go to his internship today. Brett did not have bowling practice. And Toby did not have anything going on today either. And, for that matter, neither did David or Brody. Today was probably going to be a day spent with the family, meaning that today was going to be good. No matter what the Ingram’s were planning to do today, it was going to be a good day.
Dawson, Brett, and Toby played video games for an hour and thirty minutes, and then they decided to sneak up to David and Brody’s room and wake them up. At first, they were not sure what they were going to use as a prank. However, Toby was going to look in a closet and find random objects. Dawson and Brett were going to come up with some strategies.
“What are we going to use to wake up David and Brody, and how will we wake them up?” Brett asked his older brother.
“Well, Toby is looking in the closet for the rubber mouse, and I say we should just stick to that,” Dawson replied.
“So, no pouring water or cake smearing?”
“No. Neither would be a good idea today.”
“Why not?” Brett asked, slightly disappointed.
“Well, for one, we don’t have a cake,” Dawson remarked.
“Oh. I forgot.”
“And secondly, David and Brody would chase us around the house if we poured water on them.”
“Oh. That, too.”
“Do you think the rubber mouse will work perfectly?”
So, Dawson, Brett, and Toby were going to stick to a simple prank as that. When Toby finally found the rubber mouse, he placed it on Brody’s chest, since he was lying on his back. Brody was wrapped in his comforter, with a pillow over his face, and his hands were under his head. Honeybunny was sitting by his feet. David, however, was on his side. Felicia was keeping him company by sitting by his head. She was pawing at his hair, which the boys who were in their waking moments thought was hilarious.
The room was surprisingly dark. The dark blue curtains were closed, and, of course, the lights were turned off. The science posters were visible. And then there was Brody, who looked very comfortable. He was still on his back, with the rubber mouse moving up and down with his breathing. His comforter and blankets were all over the place; he was wrapped in his comforter, and his blankets looked as if they had just been thrown on his bed, which is really more like a futon than anything else.
And the ceiling fan was turned on.
Dawson, Brett, and Toby now had everything all figured out. They were going to locate the CD player in the room and play music at full volume. Then, they were going to jump up and down as hard as they could in order to get David and Brody stirring. Then, Dawson and Toby’s mission was to wake up David and chase him around the house. On the other hand, Brett was going to wake up Brody the rough way.
“Here goes nothing,” Dawson said. “Give me a reading.”
“Once upon a time….” Brett began.
“No! Tell me if Brody looks like he might wake up.”
“Oh. No. Turn the music up loud. Now!”
Dawson found the CD player in the room, and he turned some rock music up to full volume. Brody and David didn’t move. They just lay there comfortably. Now, came the really fun part. And it was everyone’s job.
“And….now!” Brett commanded to everyone.
All three boys jumped up and down as hard as they could, in order to wake up both David and Brody. The younger brother who was sleeping in woke up slowly. He rubbed his neck with his hand, and then Brett decided that it would be a good idea to wrestle him. In the meantime, Dawson and Toby chased David down the hallway.
The chase was endless.
David ran out the door to the front yard, and Dawson and Toby continued to pursue him. David ran as fast as he could around to the back yard and nearly fell into their built-in pool. Once he passed the pool, he attempted to hide behind a bush. He could feel his heart popping out of his chest as he was very scared of what would happen if he was caught.
Silence for a couple minutes. During this time, David took the few minutes he had to concentrate on his breathing and make sure he could regain his composure before Dawson and Toby found him. David sat behind that bush, and while he was trying to calm down, he tried to keep watch for Dawson and Toby in case he was caught.
Two minutes passed.
“DAVID!” Dawson and Toby shouted simultaneously.
David screamed and dashed out of the bush where he hid. He tried going past the pool, but before he could make it completely past, Dawson shoved him into the deep end. Once David came back up to the surface, Dawson and Toby splashed water at him. After the fun with the water was over, Dawson and Toby laughed very hard. However, David was not laughing. He was more worried about catching his breath.
“DON’T EVER DO THAT AGAIN!” David shouted at Dawson and Toby.
The two, of course, were not quite finished with their laughing spells. This was the most hilarious thing that had happened today. Or, at least, according to them.
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