“What gives, Elise?” Maxzyne throws her hands up.
Elise nervously pulls her hair back, letting it settle in a soft cloud around her shoulders. Her face solemn, she finally meets Maxzyne’s gaze.
“C’mon, already! We’re here! What are you waiting for?”
“I know. I just—I just . . . well, thank you.”
“Huh? For what? I almost got us caught five times, remember?”
Elise smiles. “I know. But when I wasn’t scared half to death, really; it was the most fun I’ve ever had. I mean, ever will have, now that I’m back at our window, I suppose.” She looks sadly around.
“Okay, I admit—me, too,” Maxzyne replies. “How cool that I got to have an adventure with you—”
“—and I had a birthday!” Elise rises gracefully on her toes, leaning over to take Maxzyne’s hand. “And made my first sister-friend ever.”
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