To understand this story a little better you may be interested in reading Don’t Terrorize the Mirror! if you haven’t yet. You don’t have to, just may give you a clearer reason as to why certain things are happening to the “poor” manservant in this story. The answers lie in the comments from that story. Curious? Enjoy my tale 🙂
Pounce!! The manservant’s eyes popped wide open. Dewey loved pouncing on him to see his reaction. His hands would wave about as he tried to get his bearings at being rudely interrupted from his nap.
Dewey would quickly jump down and scurry to his bed like he had innocently been there all along. He was eager to leave for another adventure today. Jaxon and him were not sure where they were headed, but fun seemed to follow them wherever they went.
Once Dewey had finished eating they were on their way. He was a little down about not getting his normal after breakfast treat but he could handle it. Apparently the manservant had used his logical reasoning to decide that Dewey did not deserve a treat. That was OK. Seeing the manservant jump was worth the consequences.
The 2 friends took off down the road headed to somewhere, enjoying their walk together. As they walked they came to the house where Charlie lived. Charlie was the nice dog who was owned by a very sweet lady named Jodi. They weren’t afraid of Charlie, but he was the only dog that they weren’t afraid of. Jodi was yelling Charlie’s name. He must have got loose again, wanting to explore.She came out of the house with her apron on for she had been baking again. She had a reputation in the neighborhood for her baking and cooking skills.
What was she holding in her hands? It looked so pretty and had to be delicious since she had made it. It was a lovely cake. Jaxon took one look and couldn’t help himself. He jumped up meaning to just take a lick but he accidentally landed PLOP, right in the middle of the cake! Dewey started laughing at seeing his friend all covered in icing. Jodi couldn’t help but laugh as well at the confused look on Jaxon’s face. Where was the cake?? All that surrounded him was icing and cardboard! Jaxon had fallen into Jodi’s trick cake.
Jaxon may have been fooled, but the icing was very good. He was still licking some of it off as they walked away from Jodi’s house with Dewey still laughing.
What was that smell? Jaxon picked up his pace and started following his nose. He let it lead them to their destination. It was a Fair! Oh they felt the growling in their stomachs, for fair food is the best!
Jaxon was headed towards the popcorn smell, popcorn is the favorite food of the magical Jackalopes. He had spied it. A bag of popcorn left on some strange giant wheel! There were seats and people were sitting on them. Some were very high up. Why sit on a wheel, thought Jaxon and Dewey. Humans sure can be strange sometimes. Jaxon walked on to get the popcorn and Dewey followed. Suddenly the giant wheel started moving and Dewey and Jaxon almost fell right out! Their eyes bulged out as they clutched each other forgetting about the popcorn. They were going higher and higher. Dewey closed his eyes saying goodbye to one of his lives, he was certain it was over. Miraculously the wheel stopped. They did not hesitate to jump off. They were off in seconds and running like the wind.
They ran and ran finally making it to their backyard. Over the gate and still running fast they collided with the manservant! He had been bent over picking up something. His legs were still wobbly, for he had just recently been able to get the casts off. Feeling like a weeble-wobble mixed with 2 terrified animals running into you did not mix well! Splash! Face first the manservant hit the water, falling into the swimming pool. The neighbor kids were laughing at seeing him fall. They had been playing in their wading pool, but this was better entertainment to watch.
The manservant climbed out of the pool dripping wet and Dewey and Jaxon were long gone! The 2 partners in crime were snug in their beds with their hearts pounding from the adventure they had not been expecting. Riding a magic wheel high up in the sky. At least they were dry, couldn’t say the same for the manservant.
The manservant was rubbing his hand, the hand that he tried to put out to catch himself from falling in. He saw himself making another visit to his Doctor.
Fatigued was how the manservant felt. He came home and laid in his recliner. His right hand had a splint on it now. He had sprained it pretty bad. The Doctor said that he should only need to wear the splint for 2 weeks. She said it, as she shook her head in disbelief at him. First his legs got hurt from falling into a hole and now his hand from falling into a pool. Maybe he should stay immobile for awhile to protect himself from further harm. The kind Doctor suggested that perhaps he should tie one of those large bumper pads around himself. Yes the Doctor may have been holding in her laughter as she said that. Was thinking of how this would make a good story for her blog. Or better yet an anti-roll bar, that way when he fell it would stop him from rolling and hurting himself more. The manservant just shook his head. Seemed like he had heard those terms before, the large bumper and anti-roll bar. He was trying to remember where he had heard them. It actually seemed that he may have very well been the one to use the words before. Funny how your own words can come back to you at times.
He stared at the balloon that was right above his head. It had been delivered to him a few days ago. The smiley face balloon was starting to deflate and was bent over a little making it seem like it was looking right at him. If he didn’t know better he would say that the balloon was smirking at him. Almost seeming to mock him. The manservant laid there and pondered. Pondering the big question. Would his luck ever change?