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While the rest of my classmates went out to recess, I stayed inside. I have been anxious to talk to Sonny all morning and now was my chance! Sonny looks up at me and gives me a quizzical look.
"Daddy was wondering if you wanted to come to supper tonight! He has been really busy so he couldn't call you today and last night his best friend was at the house." I say in my sweet voice. Having an actor for a Daddy really pays of in the acting department. Technically I'm not lying, it's acting. And I'm sure he wants her to come over tonight, and he has been really busy, and Uncle Nico was over at the house. Sonny looks taken back, as if she doesn't believe me. "Why would I lie to you, Sonny?" I ask still being sweet. I give her puppy dog face and smile.
She falls for the act and smiles at me. "Okay, I will be there. What time?"
Oh, man. Tawni didn't tell me the time. I keep on smiling, though, pretending I know what I'm talking about. "Six. Me and Daddy always eat at six!" I say happily. "Well, I'm going to recess now! See you when I get back in!" I tell her our address and skip away.
The rest of my day flew by. I did my work I was supposed, I talked to my friends, made fun of people I didn't like, and learned new things. Sonny had a weird smile on her face, so I took it as a good sign. When Daddy comes to pick me up, I meet him outside so everything isn't ruined. When he asks my about school, I say just enough so I don't blow my cover. When I get home I run upstairs and use the phone in the hallway to call Aunt Tawni. I want a cell phone, but Daddy says seven year olds don't need cell phones, which is ridiculous because I think I need one. How else am I supposed to have a private conversation about my dad when my dad is downstairs?
"Hello?" Aunt Tawni answers the phone.
"Hey! The plan is all set! When are you going to be here?"
"Soon! I'm going to stop at the store and get food first. Can you make sure your dad doesn't notice anything out of the ordinary? Use those amazing acting skills of yours if you have to. Well I have to go now!"
"Bye, Aunt Tawni!" I say hanging up the phone. I skip downstairs to find Daddy in the kitchen. He looks distracted, probably thinking about Sonny. "Watcha doing, Daddy? Thinking about Sonny?"
Daddy jumps a little, so I giggle. "Um, what?" Daddy looks confused.
I giggle more. "I asked what you are doing. But I guess I scared you."
"I'm just-" Daddy begins trying to think of something to say. "Thinking about my new show! Yeah, that's it!" Daddy stutters. I giggle even more. "We are looking for a new female lead to play my love interest."
"I know the perfect girl," I say more to myself than him. Then I giggle quietly.
He looks at me. "What did you say?"
"Uh," I struggle to come up with something, so I change the subject. "Aunt Tawni is coming over! She just called and told me."
"Why?" Daddy asks. I think he's still trying to figure out what I said earlier.
"I don't know." I act dumb. "Who knows why Aunt Tawni ever comes over? It's probably to pick out my outfits for the next week. Or something like that."
Daddy gives me a strange look. "Okay," He says this like he doesn't believe me. "I have work to do, so I will be in the computer room. If you need anything just ask, okay Princess?"
"Yes, Daddy!" I say with a smile. He pats my head and leaves the room. I decided to wait downstairs until Aunt Tawni came over. Finding something to occupy my time is really hard, although we live in a gigantic house. I would rather just have a little brother or sister to play with. I'm pretty sure Daddy gets lonely too. He knows I get the best life, but he wishes we had someone to share it with. He doesn't tell me all this, I just know. I may be seven, but I'm wise beyond my years.
Soon enough, Aunt Tawni arrives at our house. This time she doesn't bring Uncle Nico or Lexi, just herself and bags of groceries. I open the door for her before she can ring the doorbell. I don't want Daddy coming out just yet.
"What did you get?" I ask excitedly.
"It's nice to see you too," Aunt Tawni says grinning. "I got spaghetti and meatballs. It's fast, easy, and romantic. For desert some pre-made cake I found at the store."
"Sounds yummy!" I say enthusiastically. Even though we live in a giant house, we don't have chef. Daddy insists on cooking. We have a housekeeper though who keeps the house clean. Her name is Lindsay and she doesn't talk very much.
"It's not for you," Aunt Tawni laughs. "You are eating at our house."
"Oh, okay." I am kind of disappointed, but then again I think they need alone time. Aunt Tawni cooks and finishes the food in an house. By that time, we have fifteen minutes to get everything ready. Aunt Tawni finds Daddy an outfit and convinces him to put it on without telling him anything. Ten minutes later our doorbell rings. I volunteer to answer it.
"Hi Sonny!" I say happily. She wearing a yellow sundress with a white belt around her waist.
Sonny laughs at my enthusiasm and says, "Hello Gracie!"
I grab her hand, "Come with me!" I lead her into the kitchen where Aunt Tawni has Daddy sitting at the table. "Hi Daddy!"
"Gracie, what have you done?" Daddy looks from me to Sonny and back to me.
"Well, I decided you need to have some time together and then I talked to Aunt Tawni and we came up with a plan!" I grin mischievously. "You can thank me later! I'm sure you two have a lot to talk about." I kiss Daddy on the cheek. "I'm going to Aunt Tawni's and Uncle Nico's for supper. Love you, Daddy." Sonny looks frozen in shock. "Bye Sonny!" I give her a quick hug.
"Gracie Elizabeth, you have so much explaining to do!" I hear Daddy shout, but me and Aunt Tawni are already out the door, laughing about what we had just done. By the time we get back, I'm hoping I will be in far less trouble than I am at this moment.
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