Setting: Salt Lake City, outside the grocery market
KIT (to the treehouse kids, as they all munch on candy)
All right, so we need to find the kids who came to this city to help us fight the evil cookie brothers. (pauses to lick her lollipop) We'll be separating into groups of two or three, and each picking a direction to search! If you see any comfortable-looking cars along the way, use them to pick up some new recruits and drive them back here! Don't worry, we'll return the cars once we save the world. Okay, got it, everyone?
Yeah! (scramble to find their groups and start running around Salt Lake City)
(a few hours later, a large crowd of kids and an assortment of cars are gathered in front of the grocery store)
Wow! There's got to be... (Begins to count) Um... sixty people here! (Begins to climb on top of an upside-down trashcan) Ok! So for all of you who haven't met me yet, my name is Kit! I am seven and a quarter years old. Am four feet tall. Love the show Fun and Jellybeans. Annnd let's see... Oh! I can jump this high! (Jumps a few inches off the ground but lands on the back side of it and falls into a pile of trash.) Oof! Hey! Is that a half eaten lollipop?! Sweet! (All of the kids begin to laugh.)
So anyways, as you heard Seb say on TV, we have quite the situation with these evil cookie brothers. And we need your help! So! What do you all say!
THE CROWD (Quietly)
KIT (Even louder)
I can't hear you!
That's the spirit! Now, let's all rest for the night-- I think I saw a hotel a few blocks away-- and then get ready for an awesome road trip tomorrow! Woo-hoo!! (jumps up and down excitedly (this time without falling!), then leads the other kids to the hotel)
(the next morning, back outside the grocery store)
(ushering the other kids towards the entrance) Okay, okay, listen up! Use the bathroom everyone, put the shopping carts back where they were, and don't forget to grab some snacks!
(The party unloaded into a little over 20 cars, each with four kids in them. One on pedal duty. One on steering wheel duty. One on gas duty. And one on snack duty. They would each rotate every hour or so. It took a couple days, counting potty breaks. But they eventually made it to Topeka along with Gus and Seb's parties.)