The Race

The Race

It was the summer holidays and Ellie had gone round Jack's house for the day. They were playing hide and seek and Ellie was looking for Jack.

"10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, ready or not here I come," Ellie said, taking her hands away from her eyes and looking round the room for Jack. She checked behind the sofa and then she checked under the TV stand. She looked around the room, then checked behind the door and found Jack standing there. "Found you!" she said, laughing at him looking a bit annoyed.

"I thought I hid well that time!" Jack said, laughing as well. "I'm thirsty. Last one to the kitchen is a rotten egg!" jack cried and charged towards the stairs. As they were trying to beat one another to the kitchen Ellie accidentally pushed Jack a little too hard and he fell down the stairs.

Ellie ran to the bottom of the stairs to make sure Jack was ok but he was just laying there. Ellie went quickly to the kitchen and said to Jack's mum "Jack just fell down the stairs!"

"Is he ok?" his mum asked, looking around for Jack.

"He's still laying there and he's not moving," Ellie said, looking scared.

Jack's mum quickly went to the bottom of the stairs and felt for a pulse, finding one and looking relieved.

"Is he alive?" Ellie asked, looking really worried.

"Yes he'll be ok. He just knocked himself out," his mum replied and gently picked him up and put him on the sofa. Ellie sat on the floor looking at Jack and waiting for him to wake up while his mum got them all a drink for when he did wake up.

After a few minutes his eyes opened and he looked at Ellie and his mum and smiled. "Am I dead?" he asked, wondering where he was.

"No, silly! You're on the sofa!" Ellie replied, giggling. His mum smiled at them both, now laughing at each other.

"Are you ok Jack?" she asked, looking slightly worried still, even though he seemed fine.

"Uh huh," he replied, drinking his drink thirstily. Then he turned to Ellie, "It's so not fair! You beat me to the kitchen!"

His mum laughed, thinking that after he had just fallen down the stairs and knocked himself out he was still more interested in beating Ellie to the kitchen.