AlvernoINK Spring / Fall 2017 - Page 44

Chapter 3

Aiden is on a Mission

Aiden snuck back into the school three dollars richer thanks to Jimmy who is now standing in a pair of wet pants on the playground.

“There’s 15 minutes left of recess, we have to find that tooth before the bell rings” Aiden whispered as he directed his gang with hand signals down the hallway towards Mrs. Apple’s room.

“Tommy, you search Ellie’s cubby. Janie, look on Mrs. Apple’s desk. I am going to try and figure out which one of these desks is Ellie’s.”

Aiden went up and down the rows, opening desk tops, searching for Ellie’s tooth.

“Boss, there’s nothing in her cubby except a peanut butter and jelly sandwich” Tommy announced. “Can I have the sandwich?”

“I don’t care. I can’t have it on account of I’m allergic to peanuts” Aiden replied as he continued to search through desks.

“There’s nothing here either, boss” Janie piped in. “You want me to help you go through the desks?”

“Yeah, start over there” Aiden pointed to the row of desk near the window.

“Hey boss?”

“What Janie?’

“I want some of that peanut butter sandwich too.”

“You two are like a bunch of kids! Tommy, give her half the sandwich and leave me alone already!”

“Yes! Here it is, a little pink tooth saver with Ellie’s tooth in it! Jackpot!” Just as Aiden spoke, the lights flashed on in the classroom.

“Aiden McHenry just what do you think you are doing?” He was caught red-handed by Mrs. Apple.

“Um, um…” Aiden had to come up with a story fast. “Ellie dropped this on the playground so I was just putting it back in her desk for her. Yeah, that’s what happened.”

“Yeah Mrs. Apple. We was just helping out Ellie” Tommy said while chunks of peanut butter sandwich flew out of his mouth hitting Janie in her cheek.

“I am gonna BARF!” Janie swatted the sandwich chunks off of her face.

“Why don’t you give me the tooth now Aiden. The three of you need to march yourselves down to Principal Mack’s office. She wants to talk you all about why Jimmy Anderson is crying in her office right now. I hope that I don’t have to add another complaint to record today as it sounds like you already have quite a list started?”

As the three gangsters headed down to Principle Mack’s office, Mrs. Apple slipped Ellie’s tooth into her sweater pocket for safe keeping. Just then her desk phone rang.

“Hello? Oh, my goodness, I will be right there!”

standing in a pair of wet pants on the playground.

“There’s 15 minutes left of recess, we have to find that tooth before the bell rings” Aiden whispered as he directed his gang with hand signals down the hallway towards Mrs. Apple’s room.

“Tommy, you search Ellie’s cubby. Janie, look on Mrs. Apple’s desk. I am going to try and figure out which one of these desks is Ellie’s.”

Aiden went up and down the rows, opening desk tops, searching for Ellie’s tooth.

“Boss, there’s nothing in her cubby except a peanut butter and jelly sandwich” Tommy announced. “Can I have the sandwich?”

“I don’t care. I can’t have it on account of I’m allergic to peanuts” Aiden replied as he continued to search through desks.

“There’s nothing here either, boss” Janie piped in. “You want me to help you go through the desks?”

“Yeah, start over there” Aiden pointed to the row of desk near the window.

“Hey boss?”

“What Janie?’

“I want some of that peanut butter sandwich too.”

“You two are like a bunch of kids! Tommy, give her half the sandwich and leave me alone already!”

“Yes! Here it is, a little pink tooth saver with Ellie’s tooth in it! Jackpot!” Just as Aiden spoke, the lights flashed on in the classroom.

“Aiden McHenry just what do you think you are doing?” He was caught red-handed by Mrs. Apple.

“Um, um…” Aiden had to come up with a story fast. “Ellie dropped this on the playground so I was just putting it back in her desk for her. Yeah, that’s what happened.”

“Yeah Mrs. Apple. We was just helping out Ellie” Tommy said while chunks of peanut butter sandwich flew out of his mouth hitting Janie in her cheek.

“I am gonna BARF!” Janie swatted the sandwich chunks off of her face.

“Why don’t you give me the tooth now Aiden. The three of you need to march yourselves down to Principal Mack’s office. She wants to talk you all about why Jimmy Anderson is crying in her office right now. I hope that I don’t have to add another complaint to record today as it sounds like you already have quite a list started?”

As the three gangsters headed down to Principle Mack’s office, Mrs. Apple slipped Ellie’s tooth into her sweater pocket for safe keeping. Just then her desk phone rang.

“Hello? Oh, my goodness, I will be right there!”

leaving for recess just to make sure her tooth was nice and secure.

“Ellie, your tooth will be fine” Mrs. Apple said with a smile and a chuckle. “Now you go out to recess before you run out of time to play.”

ELLIE & MADDIE AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING TOOTH