Sandy marched furiously to the detention room. All because of Mira and all her extra loud whispers. He heard “Help”, “case” with some wild rolling of her eyes and shaking of her notebook while pointing at Susie. As usual, she had decided not to wait until the class ended to go off on a ‘case’. And had them all sent off to detention.
The always yawning teacher, Mr. Aizawa was, thankfully, snoring, sprawled on the desk.
He walked in to see Mira and a…quiet Susie!
“Susie will not speak…ever again!” Mira wailed. “I think it has something to do with the missing notebook!”
Susie scribbled on the blackboard furiously, When I received the notebook, it said I could take an ability from anyone, with a price. In haste, I wrote that irritating Tina’s name and ‘chatterbox’ next to it so she’d get scolded. It took away my ability to talk!!
“If writing the ability takes it, why don’t you just erase it and reverse it?” Sandy asked
I can’t find the notebook, Susie wrote.
“This sounds like a job for…Mira the detective!” Mira yelled, striking a confident pose.
Sandy sighed. Mira, the drama queen, he thought.
“Retracing your steps could be a start”, he suggested.
Susie wrote I had it when I entered the detention room.
“We should start looking around the detention room,” Sandy muttered, getting up and rummaging through the boxes.
He felt something grab on to his hand.
A poof of black smoke, he was face to face with a grinning Mr. Aizawa. His red eyes sparkled with malice. “All you kids, especially Susie…are too noisy. I thought it’d be better if y’all shut up so I gave Susie that notebook. Soon the whole school will be quiet, and I can sleep undisturbed.”
Out of the corner of his eye, Sandy spied the notebook. He could almost reach it. It was truly Sandy to the rescue. He made a mad dash and leaped for the notebook, throwing caution to the wind.
In moments, Sandy struck off Tina’s name. He hoped he had reversed the charm.
Mr. Aizawa looked like he was going to put a spell on him. Suddenly, he yawned and slept off right there!!!
To think, a sleepy teacher and his magic were behind it.
But, unfortunately, Susie’s chatter was back. Now, where was that notebook…
PS: This attempt was inspired by a Kahani Takbak competition asking to use three book titles from Duckbill publications‘ Hole books in a story. All feedback is appreciated. 🙂