Setting: The treehouse
All right, people! Time to head out. Remember, the three locations are Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Salt Lake City! Pittsburgh people with Gus, Dallas with Seb, and Salt Lake City with me. So, let's get to it! Grab a bag, pack some of the snacks Gus got, and find your parent's cars, everyone! (Claps hands excitedly, shoos kids out of treehouse)
(All of the kids spend almost a week driving to their destinations. They were all very sick of PBJ's, jellybeans, chips, juice boxes, and car music.)
KIT (outside the parked car, in Salt Lake City)
Whoo-hoo, we're here!! (Grins at the other kids) Isn't this so exciting?
RANDOM KID 1
I- I don't feel so good... (Gulps nervously)
RANDOM KID 2
Get him a bag, quick!
RANDOM KID 1
(Throws up rainbow color barf) bleh... too many jellybeans... (Wipes mouth weakly)
(Looks at RANDOM KID 1) Oh... oh dear. Uh, someone get him cleaned up, quick! (Other kids rush in to help, KIT smiles nervously) Um. Anyways, for everyone who didn't get carsick, isn't this awesome? (Starts grinning again)
(Mumble a bit) sure...
KIT (still cheery)
Well, here's the plan. First, we'll rest a bit at Salt Lake City. Feel free to explore, but don't go too far! Second, we will go round up all of the people here. Third, we'll drive-- (Groans from the other kids) Aw, come on, this time will be better! Let's try tuna sandwiches this time; how about that? (More groans) ...ah well. Hopefully a few days of rest will do you all good. And- (Stops to count fingers) And fourth, we'll go meet up with Gus and Seb's groups in Topeka!
KIT (looking back at the groaning kids, then spotting a playground)
I have an idea! How about we got on those huge slides! They look fun!
(All shrug) Sure!
(They all went and had a fun time. But then a couple of the ones who got carsick threw up again)
Oh... My bad! (Grins nervously) But it was still fun! Right?
RANDOM KID 1 (To RANDOM KID 2)
You know... I'm starting to regret coming on this adventure.
KIT (Turning around)
I heard that!
RANDOM KID 1 (To KIT)
(Pouts) You have gotten me sick on multiple occasions. Not to mention I can never eat another jellybean or watch my favorite television show ever again. (Stomps foot)
(Begins to frown) Oh no, was it Fun and Jellybeans? (Sighs) I'm so sorry! I'm sorry, all of you. I... I guess it's time I start thinking of other people too, huh? So... What do you guys want to do?
(All of the kids huddle up and start whispering to each other)
RANDOM KID 3 (Turning to KIT)
Okay. So here's the thing. We want more say in decisions. You can still be the head leader. But we want you to listen to our ideas. Not only listen but agree to them. (Kid whispers in their ear) Oh right! And we want better snacks.
Hmm... all right! Yeah, sorry if I was bossy... I can be like that sometimes... Or maybe all the time... (Shuffles her feet embarrassedly, then looks up) But the point is, I'll do better! (Smiles at kids) Let me know whenever you have any ideas! Actually, I agree with the idea you all just told me! Our first course of action should be to find better snacks. (Looks at the grocery market across the street) How about there? (Points to the market)
Yay!! (Run, skip, and jump across the empty street to the grocery market) (sounds of a candy fight and multiple shopping carts careening around can be heard)
KIT (Talking to herself)
You know... I think we really might have a chance!