Time for the last part of "Kaya and the Missing Horse Mystory"!
Up and down, up and down Kaya went in the water, up and down gasping for air each time she came up.
"I’m not going to make it!” she thought as she went under again. As she came up she hit her head on something hard that was suspended above the water. One more time back under and a hand grabbed hers and pulled her up.
Kaya found herself lying on a bridge, with the rain pouring down and the water rushing under her, looking into the face of a strange girl.
"Are you OK?” she asked in a voice so sweet that the water didn’t sound so loud. Kaya nodded. “You must be cold. Come with me to my house and we will get you in some fresh clothes.” said the new girl as she helped Kaya to her feet.
Kaya shivered as they walked along with the rain pouring down on them.
"You know, I don’t think I told you my name!” the new girl said as they rounded a corner. “My name is Jasmine Keller. I live just up the road. What’s your name?”
"I’m Kaya Royer. I live over on the hill.” Jasmine smiled and just for a second the moon peeked out from behind a cloud and shown on her black hair and lit up her face. Kaya smiled back.
As they went up the drive way Jasmine said “I’ll let you borrow one of my dresses. You’re about my size.”
After Kaya and Jasmine had changed into dry clothes and had hung their wet ones by the fire, they sat down on the living room rug to talk.
"I can’t thank you enough!” Kaya said “How did you hear my cry from why up here?”
"Oh I wasn’t up here when I heard your cry. I didn’t even hear you!” Jasmine said grinning.
"You didn’t?” .
"No. I was at my fort in the woods and was heading home when I was crossing the bridge I saw you. What were you doing out here?”
"I was looking for my horses. Have you seen them?”
"Well, what do they look like?”
"Well one is black with a white strip on her nose and the other one is brown.”
"Yep. I’ve seen them.”
"In my barn.”
"OH I was so worried about them!”
"Well you had a right to be with the humans and all.”
"Can we go see them?”
"I think we can. The rain has stopped”
"Kaya changed back into her clothes and then when with Jasmine to the barn.
"Thank you so much for taking care of the horses.” Kaya said.
"You’re welcome! Come back soon!” Jasmine called as Kaya rode off on Steps High into the night. Kaya covered ground much more quickly on horseback. After they arrived home Kaya washed the horses down, put them in the closet and shut the door. TIGHT.
Two weeks later it was time for Shantel to return Mocha to the Hawbaker’s. It would be good to hear about Rebecca’s vacation. Kaya climbed into the car and Rebecca gave her a big hug and said. “I had so much fun on our trip! I think I am finely beginning to understand my sister.”
Kaya giggled. “Are you sure? Sisters are complicated people.”
Rebecca nodded. “Yes I think I am. I will have to tell you all about it. But first you tell me what happened while I was gone.” And Kaya just grinned!
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