Chapter 3- Night in the Park
I woke up with a start, jumping from the bench. Breathing hard, I frantically looked around at my surroundings, my heart pounding. I couldn't see a thing; it was pitch black.
"I must've gone to sleep," I mumbled, still half-dead.
Just as I set down, snuggling into the bench again, realization dawned on me.
"Oh my God!" I shouted, jumping up. "I can't believe I actually fell asleep! Mom is gonna kill me!"
I grabbed my school bag with one swoop and began to run for the house. I ran around and around until I couldn't run anymore. When I was completely out of breath, I stopped, panting.
I was lost; big time.
great," I said to myself, trying to catch my breath. "Just
.great. This is
I sank to the ground where I stood, my body weary.
This is the exact reason I told Dad to get me a cell phone. But would he listen? No.
While I sat on the ground, holding my bag to me like a lifeline, I thou