An Excerpt from a Writing Project
From The Magic Video Game
After an evening full of fun and games, Olivia and Levi had to come home. They were “packing” to go home when Marty, Sporto, Cosmo, Jack McFrost, and Jefferson marched into the room where the two kids stayed for the better part of a week. They frowned and said nothing as they watched Olivia and Levi get ready to go back to Valparaiso.
“I hope you had fun,” Marty broke the silence.
“We did. Or at least I did,” Olivia answered.
“I also did,” Levi added.
“Well, I’m glad,” Marty said.
“Levi, you owe me an arm wrestle next time we meet. Deal?” Sporto told the boy.
“Absolute deal,” Levi remarked in his own unique way.
Sporto and Levi shook hands. In the time to come, they would most likely become very good friends. Cosmo began to sob like there would be no next day. Jack McFrost and Jefferson hadn’t said anything yet. They were both waiting for the perfect time to say something before the two kids left for home.
Princess Spaziana paid Olivia and Levi her good-byes when they were at the beach this afternoon. Tonight, she had a masquerade to attend for her older sister, Valkina. She had given both kids a bag of Belgian chocolates, courtesy of her own family.
“Did you try the chocolates that Princess Spaziana gave you?” Jefferson asked the two kids.
“They’re really good! Levi ate all of his already,” Olivia answered.
“They are very delectable and very delicious and very scrumptious and….” Jack McFrost said in a monotone.
“We get the idea, Jack McFrost,” Marty told the snowman. To Olivia and Levi, “Well, I’m glad to hear the chocolates are very delectable and very delicious and very scrumptious, and I think they all mean the same thing.”
“They do,” Levi answered matter-of-factly.
It was true that Levi had quite a stomachache since he ate all of the chocolates in one sitting. Even though he can eat a lot, he realized that eating a lot of chocolate might not have been the best idea. He did not really feel sick to his stomach; it was more that his stomach just hurt. From eating too much chocolate, of course. Olivia kept a few chocolates in her own bag to share with the rest of their siblings. She also thought the treats were very delectable and very delicious and very scrumptious, and….
“Well, I think we will have to leave now,” Olivia said wistfully.
“Okay. Bye, everyone!” Marty answered.
Olivia and Levi waved to all of their new friends, and they all waved back. The two kids found themselves inside the same unidentified flying object that took them to Wakahakai, and, before they knew it, they found themselves back on the porch of their own house. Everyone was at home, and the whole family must have had dinner already because their parents were doing the dishes. Victoria and Evelyn Maeve were watching some game shows when Olivia and Levi opened the front door.
“You’re back!” Victoria almost exclaimed.
“And what a wonderful adventure that was,” Olivia said gleefully.
“We are not going to Wakahakai again for a while,” Levi reminded his older sister.
“It beats going to Rhode Island.”
“Oh, shut up!”
“It’s only a joke, you know.”
“Well, you know our relatives would not take kindly to that,” Victoria remarked.
“Some would find it rather hilarious, like flying pigs,” Levi said.
“Flying pigs don’t exist.”
“Where we went, they do.”
When Levi walked into the kitchen, he noticed that there were four pieces of pizza left. He put two pieces of pepperoni pizza on a plate and walked into the living room to join the rest of his sisters. When he set his plate down on the coffee table, he went back into the kitchen and grabbed a cold soda from the refrigerator. He sat down on the couch with Victoria and rested his head against her shoulder. Victoria rested her head against her little brother’s head.
A few minutes later, all four kids decided to watch one of their most favorite movies of all time. Levi ate his two pieces of pizza and eventually had a craving for the last two pieces in the box. Olivia was offered the two pieces of pizza, but she rejected the offer. They were right in the middle of watching the silly cartoon, and Levi walked back into the kitchen and looked for the last two pieces of pizza. However, the pizza was nowhere to be found. The last two pieces were not in the box, which was on the counter but no longer there. Nor was the pizza in the fridge. Revenge was nigh.
“Hi, buddy,” his dad said, trying to, of course, impersonate one of his favorite comedians.
“Did you eat the pizza?” Levi questioned.
“I sure did!”
“Revenge is nigh.”
“It was good pizza.”
“I had two pieces.”
“Weren’t it good, bro?”
“It were good.”
Levi and their dad went to a grocery store to get some groceries, among other important things that the family may have needed. Their mom found the girls in the family room watching a good movie. She watched the rest of the movie with them before they all decided to make chocolate chip cookies before the boys came home.
An hour later, when Levi and their dad returned home from an adventurous trip out to the grocery store, they smelled chocolate chip cookies. But they were not like most chocolate chip cookies. These cookies were gooey, just like Mr. Cranston and Levi love them. After they both ate their share of the good chocolate chip cookies, Levi went back into the living room to be with his sisters.
“Dance time!” Olivia announced.
“Dance time?” Levi asked.
Olivia and Levi set up the CD player and decided to turn it on. Victoria decided to just sit on the couch, drink a soda, and laugh at the two kids trying to act goofy. Evelyn Maeve was in the kitchen with their mom, and they were making more delicious chocolate chip cookies. Their dad also decided to watch Olivia and Levi act silly on their little dance mats. Levi took a few puffs on his inhaler and then realized that he should have his ankle brace on. He ran upstairs to his room to put the annoying support on his ankle, which took less than two minutes. By the time he came downstairs, Olivia had all of the songs picked out and everything.
“What are we doing?” Levi asked.
“Your personal favorite,” Olivia replied.
“That’s a good starter. I would have started my other personal favorite, that I like that choice.”
“Serious?” Olivia asked as she gave her younger brother a strange look, as if she was in complete disbelief.
“Well, let’s do that song after we finish my selection.”
“Then, I’ll probably decide something else.”
“And if you do….”
“Then, I will be morbidly depressed, and then I will make friends with a cat.”
That struck everyone as funny. Both Olivia and Levi started to dance to some obviously good dance music and then really got into it. There was shouting, screaming, and other loud noises that emanated through the entire house. For the majority of the time, Olivia would win their own “matches,” but Levi would win a match or two.
“YEAH, BOY!” Olivia and Levi shouted simultaneously.
The two kids danced to more music rather humorously, just because they wanted to. They started shouting at each other in high-pitched voices, and they had more fun than they had when they first started playing this match. After they finished this round, they stopped and took a break for a few minutes.
Playing the last “match” made Levi remember a jump-roping contest that he took part in when he was in sixth grade.
Levi and his friends, Jack Andrews, Asad Prejesh, and David Savino helped out with the school charity by participating in a jump-roping contest. They all competed against each other to several dance songs. The four boys ate lunch together in the cafeteria. Afterwards, they all went to gym class and prepared for the event. This competition contained of four teams of four students. Levi and his friends were on one team. Adam Dahnwright and his team were together. The other two teams consisted of all girls. Levi was the first to go, and his favorite dance song played, and he won the match with the most jumps and also that he didn’t stop in the two and a half minutes’ worth of competing. When he finished, he felt that he might have had a slight asthma attack. When he was in the locker room after the end of the competition, he came up with one of his unique catchphrases, besides “Absolutely.”
“MR. HOT STUFF’S BACK!” Levi shouted as he took off his t-shirt.
“And now, we are going to have a match that’s rather intense!” Olivia shouted at the top of her lungs.
Olivia and Levi continued to have fun for at least another hour. Levi was pretty tired from the trip to Wakahakai, but he was not going to pass up a few more matches just because he wanted to fall asleep some time soon.
It was now 12:30 in the morning, and Levi grew even more exhausted than he already was. He didn’t want to have a dance party anymore. He put his shirt back on and lay across the sofa. Victoria and Olivia decided to challenge each other while Levi had made attempts to fall asleep. Their dad was still watching them try to compete against each other and thought humorously of them being their own hilarious selves when dancing hilariously to dance music.
When Victoria and Olivia decided to call it a night, they went upstairs to their bedrooms. Levi was now sound asleep on the couch. His dad decided to carry him up to his bed, where his younger sister probably was at this point. It was really easy to carry the boy into his room, since he is somewhat small. Once their dad put Levi in his bed, he covered the boy up in his comforter.
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