Max to Krista
I got a strange call from an old friend the other day. Hi name is Max and I didnï¿½t think I would ever hear from him since I moved away from Tokyo. The other day came as quite a shock to me.
I was cleaning my room around that time when my cell phone rang. I almost jumped when I heard ï¿½Logical Songï¿½ playing at me. I stared at my phone, blinking at it.
ï¿½Hm?ï¿½ I asked myself. ï¿½Momï¿½s still at work. Why would she be calling me now?ï¿½ Curious, I picked up the phone and answered.
ï¿½Hello?ï¿½ I asked.
ï¿½Is this Krista Hopewell?ï¿½ I heard a guy ask me.
ï¿½Yes, this is she,ï¿½ I replied. ï¿½Why?ï¿½
ï¿½Great! Do you remember that Tokyo school fire in ï¿½92?ï¿½
ï¿½Yeah, I went to that school. Why? Who are you?ï¿½
ï¿½Krista, itï¿½s me! Max!ï¿½
I blinked in confusion. ï¿½I donï¿½t know a Maxï¿½ï¿½
ï¿½I was in your class then. You were such a crybaby. Gordy and I used drop rub spiders in your lap just to make you sob big tears.ï¿½
Sounded about familiar. Two boys did used to pick on me when I was in kindergarten. Gordy was definitely one of those boys. But what about the other boy? I keep thinking it was Ben, yet it might have been Maxxie. Maybe it was both. I just had to see.
ï¿½Describe yourself to me then,ï¿½ I said.
ï¿½I had short dark brown hair that came to my ears,ï¿½ he said.
ï¿½Baby blue eyes.ï¿½
ï¿½Did you have a scar on your forehead from a bike accident?ï¿½
ï¿½No, that was Russell.ï¿½
I thought about this for a moment. Maxxie might sound familiar to me, but Iï¿½m not so sure. Then, he asked me a question that just shocked me through and through.
ï¿½Do you remember the zoo trip just after we all started kindergarten?ï¿½ the man asked me. I paused for a moment.
ï¿½I guessï¿½ï¿½ I said. ï¿½Why?
ï¿½What do you remember about it?ï¿½
ï¿½Wellï¿½ A giraffe ate my hat, Julie was sick that day, I had on pink sparkly bows that day, Lisa hurt her ankle on the stairs, andï¿½ andï¿½ï¿½
ï¿½Did a monkey take Benï¿½s ice cream just when we were about to leave?ï¿½ he asked.
ï¿½Do you remember a boy doing a monkey dance to calm him down?ï¿½
ï¿½That was me!ï¿½
I gasped over the phone. ï¿½That was you?ï¿½
ï¿½Oh wow. Itï¿½s been like, forever.ï¿½
ï¿½I know, right?ï¿½
I flopped back onto my bed. ï¿½So, what made you decide to call me?ï¿½
ï¿½I just wanted to find my old friends.ï¿½
ï¿½Who have you found so far?ï¿½
ï¿½Ben, Julie, Kele, Lisa, and you. Iï¿½m still looking for Gordy, Russell, Matt, and Robin.ï¿½
ï¿½You donï¿½t say.ï¿½
ï¿½Have you heard from any of them?ï¿½
I sat up at that question. ï¿½No, I never really thought about that.ï¿½
ï¿½Oh, I see.ï¿½
I blinked for a moment. ï¿½Why?ï¿½
ï¿½Just a thought.ï¿½
ï¿½No. Iï¿½m okay.ï¿½
ï¿½Bye.ï¿½ We both hung up from there. That whole conversation got me thinking. What other of my old friends are here in Suiten too? From there, I began my search, starting with Gordy himself.