Ann’s arms were crossed in front of her chest and she wore an angry look on her face. Her eyes were trained on her feet as she walked beside Judy. “What’s wrong with you?” Judy asked, looking at Ann.
“I’m mad! Who does that girl think she is!?” Ann demanded.
“She’s just trying to figure things out. Give her a break, alright?” Judy said, smiling at the jealous Ann. “I know you like the attention princess, but you have to understand. The explorers club is for everyone.”
“It’s not about attention.” Ann said, angrily. “It’s about her and Samantha!”
Judy rolled her eyes towards the sky. “I won’t even pretend to understand. Are you afraid Samantha won’t want to tickle you anymore?” The girl asked.
“No.” Ann said, shaking her head and blushing heavily. “Maybe a little though…”
“I see… Well it won’t happen. Samantha’s really passionate about this you know. She won’t ignore you and lavish all her attention on Clarissa. I promise you that!” Judy said, draping her arm over Ann’s shoulders. “Come on… Cheer up will you?”
“I’ll try.” Ann said.
“I’ll buy you some ice cream and chocolate syrup.” Judy said.
“I said I’ll try.” Ann said, looking away from Judy.
“And I’ll lick if off your feet.” Judy said, it was her turn to blush.
“Really?” Ann said, looking at Judy.
“Really! Now cheer up!” Judy said, hugging Ann close to her.
Ann giggled, but still felt a ache in her heart. “Alright. Just remember what you said about the ice cream. I might want to eat some too.”