‘”Zeke, Emma, Timea! Wake up! It’s time for breakfast,’ Mom said.
‘Ok, coming!’ said the kids.
The kids ran downstairs.
‘Honey, can you serve them breakfast? I have to go get dressed. Don’t stay in your PJs on the couch all day,’ Mom said.”
“Zeke, Emma, Timea! Wake up! It’s time for breakfast,” Mom said.
“Ok, coming!” said the kids.
The kids ran downstairs.
“Honey, can you serve them breakfast? I have to go get dressed. Don’t stay in your PJs on the couch all day,” Mom said.
“Fine, but I’m only going to serve them this one time. I have to finish my football game,” Amon said.
He was slumped on the couch, surrounded by empty chip bags and beer bottles. His shirt was stained with boxed mac and cheese.
“Dad, why can’t we go in that room near your bathroom?” said Timea.
“Because I said so. I don’t look in your diary because you have privacy, so don’t look in my stuff either,” said Amon.
“Sorry, Dad,” said Timea.
“Whatever, it’s fine. Mom cooked you guys bacon and eggs. I’m going to sleep, so eat quickly,” Amon said.
“Ok,” said Timea. To her brother and sister, she added, “Guys, we should sneak in. I think Dad is hiding something from us.”
“But if we sneak in, Dad will catch us, and we will get in trouble, AND WE WILL PROBABLY GET GROUNDED, so yeah,” Zeke said.
“But what if Dad is going to do something bad in the room, and we have to stop it?” said Emma. “Dad goes in that room at night. I saw him once. Let’s get in right now since he’s sleeping.”
“Fine, but if we get caught, it’s not my fault,” said Zeke.
“Ok, but we have to figure out the code for the door to open it,” said Emma.
“What if the passcode is about us? Like, two of us are ten, and one of us is twelve, so what if it is ten-twelve or twelve-ten?” said Zeke.
“Ok ten-twelve. Let’s try it,’’ said Emma.
“It unlocked. Holy moly! What is this place?” said Timea.
It was a small room with a big desk, a huge world map on the back wall, a big bin with bombs, crystals on the ceiling, and a big window with a hole.
“No way, bombs! What if they’re going to make the Earth split in half?” said Emma.
“Or EXPLODE!” said Zeke.
“We have to get out of here now,” said Timea.
“Oh no, the door is locked! What are we going to do?” said Emma.
“I also hear footsteps. HIDE!” said Zeke.
They ran and hid behind the cabinet. Footsteps echoed in the hall.
“It’s good to be back in the lab,” said Amon to himself. “It looks like someone has been here… Whatever. It doesn’t matter.”
“I have a plan to get out. When Dad’s head is turned, we can get out. He has the key on the door just in case he forgets the code, so we’re not locked in forever. LET’S DO THIS!” said Zeke.
They ran out.
“We made it,” said Emma.
“Guys, let’s meet here at 6:30 in the morning. Dad will be sleeping and Mom will be at work,” said Timea.
Ring, ring, ring went the alarm at 6:30 in the kids’ bedroom.
“Guys, wake up. It’s 6:30. We need to go into Dad’s lab,” said Emma.
“Ugh, fine, but it’s way too early for this,” said Timea.
“Last one there is a rotten egg, but walk so Dad does not wake up,” said Zeke.
“I beat you all,’’ said Zeke.
“Whatever, it doesn’t matter. Let’s just get this over with,” said Timea.
“Timea, don’t say that, it’s rude,” said Emma.
“Yeah,” said Zeke.
“Sorry, I guess,” said Timea.
“Emma, put in the code for the door so we can get inside,” said Zeke.
Emma typed ten-twelve on the keypad. The door opened.
“Guys, I know this might sound crazy, but Zeke, you love tech and you’re good at it. Can you make Dad’s machine better at picking up the dirt and put it on whatever is under there, just in case it’s something bad? Then we can cover it up and get what’s under there. Emma, I can attach you to a string, and you can climb down to grab what is under there. If it’s something bad, Zeke will instruct you, and I will pull you up. Then, I will open the door a little bit, so I can see when Dad is coming or walking by if he wakes up,” said Timea.
“Got it,” said Zeke.
“I’m in,” Emma said.
“Ok, let’s do this,” said Timea.
“All I have to do is reroute the system, update it, and code it,” Zeke said.
“Emma, are you ready to climb down? I’m also going to tie the rope to the pole over there just in case,” said Timea.
“Guys, the machine is ready. All we need is to grab the dirt and put it on top of what is under there, just in case,” said Zeke.
Emma climbed down.
“GUYS! I see a bomb with a timer that says we have 5 minutes,” said Emma.
“Is there a button to stop the timer?” said Zeke.
“No, there is not,” said Emma
“Guys, I brought my water bottle. Emma, I’m going to pull you up, and then I’m going to give you the bottle. Pour the water on the bomb. Zeke, put the extra dirt on top,” said Timea.
“Guys, I just remembered something: those types of bombs can still explode when water is poured on them, but we still have to cover it up with dirt so Dad does not dig again and try to explode the Earth,” said Zeke.
“We have 2 minutes! I’m going to put the water on it now,” said Emma. She poured the water.
“I’m pulling you up right now,” said Timea.
“Ok,” said Emma.
Timea pulled Emma up.
“I’m going to put the dirt on it with the machine,” said Zeke. He put the dirt on it.
“According to my calculations, we have 30 seconds left,” said Zeke.
“We have to hide under that desk over there, just in case,” said Timea.
BOOM! The ground shook.
“WE DID IT!” said Emma.
Sirens blared, and the police came.
“What happened here?” said Officer Oui Bucky.
The kids explained what happened.
“Where are your Dad and Mom?” said Officer Oui Bucky.
“Our mom is at work, and our dad is sleeping,” said Zeke.
Mom walked in through the door.
“What happened here?!” said Mom.
The police explained it to her.
“Oh my god! I’m so sorry, kids, that you had to go through this. We’re going to move to Paris,” said Mom.
The police walked over to arrest Amon.
“What-wha… happened? Why are you arresting me?” said Amon.
“Your kids stopped your bomb, and you know why we’re arresting you,” said Officer Oui Bucky.
“Nooo, I didn’t do that!” said Amon.
“I’m sorry, Amon. You’re going to be sentenced to jail for life,” said Officer Oui Bucky.