Like any typical day, the cocky Hare was gleefully running circles around the tired Tortoise, outright teasing the slow animal and bragging about how fast he himself was.
"I am the fastest animal in the whole wide world. I’m even faster than a cheeky cheetah, a kicking kangaroo, and a rough peregrine falcon!"
"Oh, do be quiet. You are so full of yourself! If you’re not careful you’ll come to a sticky end…"
The Tortoise sighed and rolled his eyes at the cocky Hare's so-called 'joke.'
"Where’s 'sticky end' then? Is it far from here?"
Obviously not heeding the Tortoises warning or steadily rising annoyed stature, the Hare once more began to brag about his speed, both to the Tortoise and any other animal that happened to pass by.
It was moments later when the Tortoise came up with an idea...
"I have an idea! How about we have a race? We can make it a big spectacle for everyone in the forest! I can ask my friend Wallace the Wise Old Owl to organize everything for us."
Liking the idea for the fact that he could prove his superior speed to everyone within the forest, the Hare agreed. After all, he believed that the Tortoise had absolutely no chance in winning!
"I accept! I'll show you that I am truly the fastest animal in the world!"
"I want a nice, clean race! Am I understood?"
Agreeing to help his friend, Wallace the Wise Old Owl arranged the race for the next day. Everyone in the forest turned up, all excited to see who would win. Would it be the slow but steady Tortoise, or the speedy Hare, whom was much too cocky for his own good?
Both the Tortoise and the Hare nodded to show their understanding, the cocky smirk the Hare wore never dropping.
"On your marks... get set... go!"
As soon as Wallace the Wise Old Owl gave word, the Hare took off at top speed, disappearing into the distance, leaving the Tortoise in the dust. Like normal, tho Tortoise had began to slowly inch his way along, the cheering of the crowd fueling him on.