“Look inside! There is a strange entity in there. It scared the socks off me. It is dirty,
and I cannot understand how it got in my locker,” Ariel answered while receding even
“Sure!” Tara said, moving toward the locker. Somehow, Ariel missed the snicker that
escaped her lips.
The arrival of Johnson and Tara did not make Ariel’s heart stop beating. Everyone in
the hallway could see that she was downright scared.
Johnson moved closer to the locker, and he clearly wasn't scared. In fact, he was very
comfortable. He even smiled as he called Tara to see for herself. This raised some amount of
suspicion in Ariel.
“How could he be smiling at what scares me so much?” Ariel thought, returning to
her monologue. “Do they see me as a crazy woman who gets scared of everything? How dare
my friends, who should be consoling me and helping me handle the situation laugh at me this
Ariel walked away fromt the scene in betrayal, but before she could go far, Johnson
caught up with her. He managed to lure her back to the scene. The creature was a stirring one.
Indeed, it was a mouse. Ariel feared that someone put it there, because such a big animal
could not squeeze through the small holes in the locker.
“We planned it!” Johnson confirmed her fears as Tara nodded behind him.
“You told us about your last encounter with a mouse and all we wanted to do was
make you brave,” Tara explained.
And brave Ariel became, learning the hard way.