Day Two: Tranquil
Part Two: Researching the flower
Rain hit Charlie’s bedroom window as she snuggled down in her bed. Her little sister Gwen was on the top bunk, playing with her airplanes and dolls. Every now and then, the bunk bed would shake, or thunder would boom in the distance. Charlie didn’t mind at all. This was the perfect time to read.
She reached down and picked up the book on rare flowers. The book had just come out recently since new things like flowers and animals were always being found outside their small village. Turning page after page, she gobbled up the information on blue sunflowers, snapping lilies, and fire roses, but there was nothing on the glowing flower she found in the forest. Charlie frowned.
Gwen’s head popped over the railing. “Can we play dolls now?” she asked.
“In a minute,” Charlie said as she flipped the page.
“Please? You’ve been reading about flowers for hours!” Gwen whined. “Mom says you gotta play with me.”
Charlie rolled her eyes. “No she didn’t.”
“Yeah! I can prove it!”
“Prove it then.”
Gwen pulled herself onto her bed and whispered something to her airplane. She poked her head back over. “She said it two weeks ago!”
“That was because you were whining about having nothing to do.”
“So? Mom said you have to play.”
Sighing, Charlie slammed her book closed. “All right, fine.” She rolled out of bed, and reached for the doll clothes stashed under her bed. Gwen eagerly tossed her dolls down to the floor, and jumped from her bed.
“Let’s play cave explorers today!” Gwen said happily.
Charlie nodded and quietly grabbed her own doll. She glanced at the book, hoping to get back to it soon before the storm drifted away.