TITLE: The Plumber
GENRE: Action Adventure-MG
Were lost, aren't we?
Ignoring his brother, Tyler Higgins lifted his head and glanced around. A few shafts of sunlight filtered through the leaves and touched the ground in this small clearing. He spun a slow circle, scanning the narrow game trails fanning out between the tree trunks.
The paths all looked the same.
Had to find Matts Fort, huh. Little bro scrunched his freckled face. And for what?
Told you. To get even, Tyler growled through clenched teeth.
Yeah? You just wanted to show off. Why do you care what the jerk thinks?
I don't. But he did. After five days of scoping out the new neighborhood, Matt was the coolest kid he'd come across. But he wouldnt admit that to Dylannot after Matt humiliated him yesterday. Its all payback.
Hello. Matts the one getting payback. Dylans bright eyes burned a hole in him. Youre lost again.
Tyler drew in a deep breath and blew it out. I found my way off this mountain yesterday; I can do it again.
Dylan muttered something.
Whaddya say? He curled his right hand into a fist and lifted it chest high. No way would he let an eleven-year-old openly diss him.
Thought so. He nodded toward the gnarly trunk of one of the countless oak trees. I know that tree. Well, sort of.
Dylan shifted his eyes. Really? His tone made it sound more like, idiot.
With a turn of the wind the sweltering air changed.