I waited for what seemed like a long time before i decided it was possible mom and dad might not come back for me.
The little town behind me was quiet , and there were no other cars on the road. I started to cry, but that only made me feel more sore.
I was scraping blood off my legs when i looked up and saw the Green Caboose come back around the bend . It hurtled up the road toward me , getting bigger and bigger, until it screeched to a halt right in front of me.
Dad got out of the car, knelt down, and tried to give me a hug.
"Aww, I'd never do that"
"I thought you were going to leave me behind"
"Your brother was trying to tell us that you'd fallen out, but he was blubbering so damned hard we couldn't understand a word he was saying"