Dewey and Jaxon stretched as they felt a soft breeze blow over their faces. They looked at each other and sat up, both of them rubbing their stomachs. The memory of Breakfast and the feeling of being full was becoming very distant. Lunch was overdue, so Dewey and Jaxon were eager to get home. Off they started at a fast pace…. suddenly Dewey stopped in his tracks, making Jaxon run smack into him. Jaxon wasn’t too happy, but at least Dewey was softer to run into then that tree had been. He wondered what was going on with Dewey, did he spot something?
No, he hadn’t spotted a thing, but Dewey felt a tug in his heart. He was remembering his friends that were stuck in a net swaying from a tree. It had been hilarious at how Jaxon and him had managed to outsmart them, that was up for no debate, BUT….they probably had been there long enough by now. Dewey wondered if they had learned anything from their time in the tree. He guessed time would tell. He told Jaxon they needed to go back and let them out. Jaxon stared wide-eyed at Dewey. He was shocked to remember that they were still there, with waking up from his nap he had forgotten that. Jackalopes do have a great memory, but their short term memory can have issues.
Jaxon agreed with Dewey, even though he was getting pretty hungry! He hoped that they could get them out of the tree rather quickly, so that his growling stomach could be tended to.
They reached the tree and called out cheerful Hellos to their friends. They were not exactly met by the same response. Instead it was with piercing gazes! Dewey’s stomach started feeling a little nervous. He had a knack for getting himself into sticky situations like this, also known as big holes. What was going to happen when they released them from the tree. He wasn’t exactly expecting to be showered with tons of praise. Dewey looked up at their faces again, nope didn’t quite see anything resembling a grateful look in their eyes.
While Dewey was pondering all this, Jaxon went behind the tree to release the magic cord that would lower the net to the ground. He asked Dewey to help, showing him what to do. It was supposed to be a nice, easy, smooth process. Dewey should have known, with his luck, things rarely went as planned. The smallest things could get so complicated.
The net slowly was coming down. Dewey and Jaxon were raptly watching as they stood on top of a little hill, next to the large Oak tree. The man-servant and Odessa had just made it to the ground when …WHOA! What happened? Dewey and Jaxon found themselves entangled in a net! Dewey had accidentally pulled another magic cord at the same time he had pulled the cord to release his friends.They heard the laughter coming from their friends, talk about the tables suddenly turning! Couldn’t Dewey ever completely win at something? Apparently today was not the day.
The more they tried to untangle themselves from the net the more tangled they became. OH NO, they started rolling down the hill! Ohhhh this definitely wasn’t looking good. Dewey knew what was at the bottom of the hill…the RIVER! They were picking up speed and once again Dewey saw his life flashing before his eyes.
Jaxon was standing on the ground trying to grab the net as it went rolling past but missed. He had used up the last of his magic for the day in getting himself out of the net. Oh Dewey was NOT going to be happy with him.
Wow! Jaxon couldn’t believe it. Odessa was flying towards Dewey and the man-servant was running to him. Were they really going to help him ? It looked that way. Odessa managed to pull the net off of Dewey with her teeth and the man-servant grabbed him. They were at the very edge of the river. Dewey’s fur was standing on end, he had been so nervous! He could barely speak as he looked up at Odessa and the man-servant. He managed to squeak out a little “Thank you.” Jaxon ran to them and gave Dewey a hug. With no one being scared anymore they all shared a laugh at how quickly things had spun out of control.
Odessa said how funny they had looked rolling down the hill together, until Jaxon suddenly disappeared. Dewey gave him a little glare, as Jaxon had a little impish grin. Dewey responded to Odessa reminding her how she and the man-servant had looked funny swaying up in the tree. Hearing that the man-servant gave Odessa a look and the next thing Dewey and Jaxon knew they were being picked up and held right over the flowing river. Apologies came sputtering out of Dewey and Jaxon’s mouth at a rapid rate. Odessa and the man-servant accepted them, BUT…the man-servant said, “Just so you remember NOT to trap us in a net again….” and the cool water splashed half way up Dewey, as he was dipped in the river.He jumped out of the man-servants arms and took off at a run. Jaxon and Odessa were laughing as they watched Dewey run and Jaxon was glad that Odessa had been nicer to him!
After a little run and a good shake Dewey turned back to look at his laughing friends. He had to smile inside. He was so lucky to have them! They could joke around, but he knew that they would never let anything really bad happen to him, and he would be there for them as well. Isn’t that what friends were for! Besides he thought, it would be awfully lonely to go on adventures by himself. With that thought he called out to them to hurry up, for he was getting mighty hungry. They all picked up the pace as the circle of friends headed home.
Hope you enjoyed the story, I do have to add something very important though. I had a little help with this story. I will give credit where credit is due this time 🙂 The idea of Dewey and Jaxon going to release Odessa and the man-servant from the tree may have been suggested to me. Plus Dewey and Jaxon getting tangled in a net and having it roll down a hill towards a river. No, can’t take credit for that being my idea. Shoot, poor Dewey never had misfortune befall him like that before. He fortunately is still “talking” to me.
Last of all I was told that I should have a happy ending. An ending where they all celebrated their friendship. How can you argue with that! For friendship is one of the greatest, most fun adventures that you can have through life! As for the name of the person who offered these suggestions, I am pretty confident that is known without me saying a word. 🙂 If you are confused, just take a look at the comments after my Surprise Dewey story on Tuesday. Have a great week-end my friends!