Hi boys. I seem to have lost my dog. Would you help me look for her?
Brandon and Ryan were best friends. Brandon thought of Ryan as the kind of friend you could always count on, and he was. They lived close to each other and when they weren't in school they could be found playing soccer in a field behind their neighborhood.
Run Brandon! Go get help! Hurry!
Brandon and Ryan played soccer for a few hours with some other neighborhood kids. The sky grew dark and the boys left the group to head home. As they walked they talked about school and the upcoming vacation.
What if that man saw where I live? What if he was watching us? Will he come for me?
Suddenly, a man walked out from behind a tree. The two boys stopped walking. The man approached the boys and started talking to them.
I'm okay, dad. I'll just need to go lie down for a while.
The boys told the man they were on their way home and they could not help him look for his dog. Without warning, the man leaped forward. Ryan was closer to the man and as the man's hands closed on Ryan's shirt he yelled to Brandon to run.
Brandon ran all the way home. He was afraid of what would happen to Ryan but he was also afraid of what would happen to him. He became afraid the man would come for him too.
Brandon finally arrived home and found his dad in the backyard. Brandon was crying but for some reason couldn't bring himself to tell his dad what had happened. He told his dad he'd gotten hurt during the game and went inside.