The Two Story Jump

 

A LISA LUV EASY READER MYSTERY

 

“The Barn Gang Detective Agency Series”

 

“B&G Book #1”

 

“The Ghost of Fad Mountain Mystery”

 

 

By

Lisa Luv

AKA

Lisa J. Warner

 

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Chapter #8

 

The Two Story Jump

 

          It is a beautiful summer’s day, and the girl detectives have the barn to themselves.  Because they have no electricity at this time the second story barn door is wide open to let the sunshine come in.

 

          Now the reason why my peeps the girls on this day have the barn to themselves is because the day before Maara’s brothers were teasing them so bad they called for Mr. Feezie’s help.

 

          Mr. Feezie was so tired of hearing the bickering between the kids he made some new rules.  The new rules included that the boys could not be in the barn when the girls were using it.  This made the two girls cheer with delight until they heard the rest of the new rules included the girls could not be in the barn when the boys were in there.  These new rules hinged on who could claim the barn first.

          Consequently on this particular next day both Lee and Maara arose very early in the morning to beat the boys out of the barn time, which they were successful at.  Lee and Maara could not afford to not do their finishing paper work on their last big case of the “Hankfield Drug Lords”.

 

          With the boys angrier and more jealous than ever they set out to find away to get back at the two detective girls without breaking Mr. Feezie’s rule of being in the barn per say.

          So as the girls were up in their agency office unaware, the fresh air breezed in from the big barn door.  Both girls diligently were finishing up paper work having to do with the Hankfield drug Lords.

 

          It felt so nice to both detectives to do their paper work without those pesky boys to bother them.  This caused both Lee and Maara to be in the best of moods!

 

           That is Lee and Maara were in that good mood until they heard the boys outside underneath the barn door in the neighbor’s yard taunting them!

          Who would have thought the boys would think to get around the new barn rules by standing underneath the second story barn door!

          Lee and Marra couldn’t shut this door or they would be left in complete darkness and they couldn’t complain because technically the boys were not in the barn.

          Both girls were really at a loss having to listen to the boys tease and taunt them relentlessly distracting them from their detective paper work project!

 

The boys were undoubtedly mad and bitter more so than ever!  Which caused them to be more obnoxious and worse than ever?

 

          As Lee and Maara tried to ignore these bothersome boys, the youngsters became louder and started to chant repeatedly a made up song to get to the girls nerves even more!

 

The boys shouted out rhythmically;

“Jump! Jump!”

“If you got the guts!”

“If you can’t jump out the barn door than detectives you are not!”

“Prove it!”

“PROVE it!”

“PROVE IT!”

“Jump it!”

“JUMP it!”

“JUMP IT!”

 

Over and over again the boys shouted out this chant;

 

“Jump! Jump!”

“If you got the guts!”

“If you can’t jump out the barn door than detectives you are not!”

“Prove it!”

“PROVE it!”

“PROVE IT!”

“Jump it!”

“JUMP it!”

“JUMP IT!”

 

          The girls finally could not ignore it any longer!  The boys were driving them crazy!

 

          All of a sudden Lee’s imagination started to get wild ideas!

 

          Lee started to think she might be able to make that insane two story jump to the ground floor of the next door neighbor’s yard, and shut those boys up once and for all!

 

Lee began to think and you could practically see her minds wheels turning.  She went to the open barn door and looked out and down getting a little bit dizzy.  You see my readers Lee did have a fear of heights or at least a great fear of falling.  As Lee stood in the open door way she felt as if a vortex was trying to suck her in and in-atvertly braced herself to the door frame as her mind said; “At least that grass looks soft”.

 

          Yes-sir-rie my reading detectives Lee Wake was starting to get many crazy ideas to convince herself she could make that two story jump while the boys never stopped their irritating chanting;

          “Jump! Jump!”

“If you got the guts!”

“If you can’t jump out the barn door than detectives you are not!”

“Prove it!”

“PROVE it!”

“PROVE IT!”

“Jump it!”

“JUMP it!”

“JUMP IT!”

 

          Before Lee knew it herself she made a split second decision and called down to the boys; “Hey you guys!” “If I make this jump?” “Will you agree to leave us alone forever?”

 

          The boys hushed up yet still smirking and laughing, then agreed, because they never thought anyone let alone a girl would make such a dangerous crazy jump.

 

          Maara at this point didn’t say anything, because she surely would never jump from that high up.  Although Maara was giving Lee looks like “Are you crazy girl to attempt such a dangerous stunt?”

 

          Reading Maara’s looks Lee intuitively started to convince Maara why she thought she could attempt such a feat and come out safe and sound.  Lee reminded Maara of a TV program about a famous detective they both watched who made daring jumps like this and always came out ok. 

          Lee reinforced how she studied these TV detectives’ techniques for jumping and how he survived them by bending his knees and rolling certain ways when he hit the ground that cushioned his fall.

 

          Lee said to Maara; “I know I can do it like that TV detective!”

 

          But Maara said to Lee; “Lee you are not him and you will kill yourself!”

 

          Astoundingly neither girl detectives realized that there was a stunt man that did those jumps in actuality, as well there were tricks to the camera shots that hid the facts no one really had to make those jumps in reality.

 

          Regardless Lee’s mind was made up.  She wanted to prove to these boys how good of detectives they were, how girls could do anything, and shut those boys up once and for all! 

 

          Next thing that was heard breaking up the boys constant resumed chanting was Lee’s voice shouting down to the boys; “Alright I am going to jump!”  Once again Lee braced herself on the doors frame.  Lee had to steady herself from the height sick wooziness that was coming over her as she continued to shout down to the now giggling smirking boys; “If I jump? You have to keep your promise and there can be no loop wholes this time!”

 

          The boys replied back up with snide tones in their voices; “We’ll keep our promise if you are still alive to keep it to!” and than the boys continued to laugh and joke resuming their irritating chant;

 

“Jump! Jump!”

“If you got the guts!”

“If you can’t jump out the barn door than detectives you are not!”

“Prove it!”

“PROVE it!”

“PROVE IT!”

“Jump it!”

“JUMP it!”

“JUMP IT!”

         

          Fleeting angry thoughts struck through Lee; “Smart al-lick boys I will show them turkey bones!”  Than Lee yelled down interrupting the ruckus the boys still taunted with; “Well if I am making this jump!  I need a lot of space to land so move away! Way out of the way you turkeys!”

 

          Lee waited and watched grasping the door’s frame to make sure the boys were way out of the way before she walked back three steps to collect her thoughts.

          Lee took a deep breath and went up to the door to jump, when she heard the boys chanting;

          “JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!”

 

          At this chanting Lee froze in the door way and grabbed for the frame at an abrupt halt!  Lee practically screamed to the boys this time; “If I am going to make this jump and survive?  I need complete silence!  No noise at all!

 

          With this last bellowing request from Lee there was no noise at all.  You could hear a pin drop.

 

          Lee walked back three steps again to collect her thoughts and summons her bravery.  She took her big breath and in complete silence went to the door to jump!  But something didn’t feel right, now she was scared and dizzy and one more time grasped for the doors edge to steady herself.  Yet before the boys could say a taunting word Lee shouted down to them; “Three times a charm!” “Next time I will jump!”

 

          No one said a word as Lee took once more the three steps back and her big breath.  This time however Lee did something different.  She visualized the TV detectives bend and rolls to the ground and started whispering to herself;

          “Jump, bend, roll, roll, roll,”

“Jump, bend, roll, roll, roll,”

“Jump, bend, roll, roll, roll,”

Lee visualized the soft green grass waiting for her below the two story high door and continued the whisper;

          “Jump, bend, roll, roll, roll,”

“Jump, bend, roll, roll, roll,”

“Jump, bend, roll, roll, roll,”

Lee was on her last step through the open door thinking to herself;

          “I can do it, Jump, Bend, Roll”

“I can do it, Jump, Bend, Roll”

“I can do it, Jump, Bend, Roll”

And before anyone could think twice Lee had jumped!  Maybe with stupid courage, but Lee did jump! 

 

          Everyone watching stopped breathing for those few moments including Lee.  Yet by some miracle Lee made it!  Lee made it without being hurt!

 

          To prove to herself and everyone she was ok; Lee quickly stood and walked cockily around in the grassy yard.  Lee was very proud of herself and as reality sunk in she collected her thoughts in to boasting out loud to those dumb founded boys who maybe were feeling a little relieved from guilt of goading Lee into making such a dangerous jump; “ Who’s not a detective now? Huh? Huh boys?”

 

          Well needless to say the boys that day skedaddled away, and kept their promise to never bother the girl detectives again.

 

          However between you and me my good reader detectives, Lee thought to herself after that daring two story jump; “What am I crazy?  I’ll never do that again!  Thank God I survived! Thank you GOD!  I could have broken my neck!”

 

          Lee never again did do such a careless thing on a childish dare.  She learned her lesson and was grateful to learn it alive!

 

          Now Maara my dear reader peeps is a whole nother story, so let me fill you in on her make up.

 

 

 

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