Skreeeeetch! The loud noise startled Dante. One of The Gatekeepers was moving things around.
“Looking for me, I bet. He’ll never find me!”
Dante moved back toward the wall, and waited. Then, when The Gatekeeper’s back was turned, he ran. The sound of his nails tapped the floor. Dante saw things moving around in water and hid behind some cages near them.
“Oh, Mommy! Mommy! I want one! Can I have one? Please?”
A girl squatted down to look at Dante. He backed away just as she reached for him.
He disappeared between bags next to cages filled with birds.
“That was close!” he thought.
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