The Helpful Cat

I don’t know what I was thinking. Why did I think it would be a good idea to bring my cat to school? At the time I was thinking “Little Sunny is so sweet and calm, if I sneak her into my school bag and bring her to the school play rehearsal, no one will even notice!” Well, it didn’t work out like that. Instead, I’m chasing her around the school because she got out of my bag and now I have to find her before someone else does first. Sunny is normally so lazy, why did she have to pick now to get a burst of energy?

“Sunny! Get back here you annoyingly adorable fluff ball!!!” I call as I chase her down the stairs to the basement.

She still runs away from me! The crazy thing is, in two minutes I won’t be mad at her anymore because she’ll stare at me with those big kitten eyes and then I’ll completely forgot this happened! I swear, cats get away with everything!

Okay, now I can’t find her, and it’s so dark down in this basement. It’s unfinished and only used for storage, so a little cat like Sunny could hide in here forever.

Then I hear someone come in, I turn around to see who it is. Just in case, I run behind a shelf. If it’s the ridiculously strict Mr. Winster, then I definitely don’t want to get caught.

I see a student and sigh in relief. Then I almost fall back in surprise, it’s not just any student, it’s my crush, Annie. She’s only the smartest, funniest and cutest person I’ve ever met. She’s also in the school play, only while I’m playing a background character, she’s playing the lead. I doubt she knows who I am.

This is just great, as if I’m not already really awkward when I see her. This whole thing with Sunny is just going to make it worse! Okay, I have to think. How do I get Sunny back without making a fool of myself?

I see Annie walk over to one of the storage bins that has extra costume supplies in it. Then I gasp when I see Sunny perched on the shelf right next to her, ready to pounce at any moment. No Sunny! You can jump on my head all you want, but leave Annie’s impossibly soft hair alone!

At least now I’ve found my crazy cat, now I just have to get her back. I start to get out from my hiding place. I try to move on of the bins aside, but when I pick it up it hits the shelf. Since it’s really heavy, it actually knocks over the whole shelf!

The shelf crashes down right as Annie’s about to leave. When she hears the crash, she turns around in surprise and sees me right next to the fallen shelf.

“Uhh, hi there…” I say really awkwardly.

“Jane? What are you doing here? Why did that shelf fall over?” Annie asks.

“Well, um… uh.” I try to think of an excuse, but I can’t think of anything.

During my extreme awkwardness, I don’t notice Sunny sneak up behind me and jump onto my head. After that I crash into another shelf, it falls over and knocks over a stack of bins that all fall on me! Great, because I wasn’t already embarrassed. Okay, if this happened in front of anyone else, I would be really embarrassed. But this didn’t happen in front of anyone, it happened in front of Annie, and I’m going to have to hide in my room for the nexts decade.

“Jane, are you okay!?” Annie calls.

Then she runs over and moves the bins out of the way. I awkwardly get up, now I have to get out of here as soon as possible.

“Uh, thanks. I have to go now!” I say quickly.

Just as I’m about to leave, Annie walks up to me holding Sunny.

“Hey, Jane, is this your cat?” Annie asks.

“Uh, yes, it is. Thank you.” I say, taking Sunny from her.

“May I ask why you brought your cat to school?” Annie asks.

“Well, I guess for some reason I thought it would be a good idea, now I see that it wasn’t.” I say.

“Well, she is pretty cute, I’ve always wanted a cat. Hey, we should probably clean this up before anyone else sees it.” Annie says.

Annie walks away and starts putting the bins back.

Oh my gosh, she finally noticed me, she actually knew my name, and she doesn’t hate me or think I’m weird! This is the best day of my life! And it was all because I brought my cat to school!

“Sunny, you are the best cat ever.” I whisper to Sunny.

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