Sure enough we had no trouble finding Sarah again since she was obviously looking for us. She was standing at the balcony overlooking the main open court of the mall. Lynn walked straight up to her and with an exaggerated expression of concern in her voice asked "Where were you? We looked all over for you! We told you not to wander off!" Melissa was having trouble hiding her laughter.
Sarah looked a little confused and said "I'm sorry, I guess I wasn't paying attention."
"Well, don't let it happen again," said Amy. "We were really worried!"
But sure enough, we had hardly been shopping for twenty minutes when Melissa tapped me and whispered "Quick! Run! Now!" and ran away.
I didn't want to get ditched myself, so I ran off with Melissa, and the two of us ran off to meet up with the other girls who were all at the meeting point laughing. Lynn and Amy thought the game was so funny that they couldn't wait to go back and do it again. I might have expected Alexandra and Melissa to be a little more mature, but they were as excited about the game as Amy and Lynn.
We found Sarah in the same place as before. Amy walked up to her this time and said "There you are! We keep telling you not to wander off!"
Sarah looked really angry this time. "This isn't funny anymore. I think we should go home."
Since Sarah wasn't going to be a good sport about it, we all kind of agreed that we might as well head back, so Lynn and Amy went off to call our mom and Amy's. Alexandra, Melissa, Sarah, and I went and sat down on a bench near one of the entrances to wait.
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