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The House on Whispering Hill
Abby darted between the trees, hunched low to avoid being seen.
Across the street, two boys in zombie costumes shuffled along the sidewalk,
trading candy under the dim glow of the streetlights. Abby waited for them
to disappear around the bend and then sprinted through the grass toward her
best friend’s house. A plastic skeleton rattled from the top of the doorframe
as she slipped inside.
Mr. O’Reilly was seated at the kitchen table, elbow-deep in the
candy bucket, and Abby rushed past him in a blur of pink sequins before he
could remark on her costume. Upstairs, she tapped twice on Robby’s door
and nudged it open, revealing the familiar trail of comic books and pizza
boxes all the way back to the window, where Robby’s pet iguana Einstein
lounged like a house cat on the windowsill. Robby sat at his desk, eyes
trained on his computer screen.
“Promise you won’t laugh,” Abby said from the doorway.
Robby made a noncommittal noise as he brushed a few rusty brown
curls from his forehead and adjusted the strap of his pointy purple hat,
somehow looking less ridiculous as a freckle-faced wizard than Abby did in
her Halloween costume.
“I ordered this monstrosity online,” Abby said, clutching her dress as
she inched inside. “I swear I clicked the warrior-princess one,
Robby. Warrior-princess.” She picked at the sequins along the hem, briefly
considering plucking them all off before deciding it wouldn’t make the
costume any better. She pushed aside a pile of Spider-Man comics and
plopped onto Robby’s bed. “It wouldn’t surprise me if Mom changed my
order on purpose. She thinks trick-or-treating is for little kids. I bet she was
trying to humiliate me into staying home.”
“Just imagine if she knew what we’re actually going to do tonight.”
“The truth would only freak her out more.”
Robby tapped at his keyboard. “You used to like playing princess.”
“When I was six, maybe. Not thirteen.”
“You’re still twelve for another hour.”
Abby rolled her eyes. “I already ate my birthday cake. It counts.”
Einstein skittered onto the bed and nudged her like a puppy looking
for attention. Abby scratched him under the chin, and he wagged his tail,
gazing up at her with something like love in his eyes. Technically, he
belonged to Robby’s stepmother Tina, but he’d made Robby’s bedroom his
home long ago.
Satisfied, the iguana hopped onto Robby’s bedside table and
retreated to his window perch, toppling a steaming test tube in the process.
Abby lunged and caught it right before it hit the ground, waving away a
noxious green cloud.
“It’s like a nerd exploded in here, Robby.”
“A geek, technically. A nerd is—” But whatever he’d planned to say
died on his lips as he swiveled to look at her. “Whoa.”
“What? What is it?” Abby asked. “Omigod, is it worse than I
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