Andy was walking on the beach collecting shells for his art project. He kept seeing something move but wasn’t sure what it was. He figured it was one of the dogs that was always hanging around the docks.
Andy heard his name and looked up.
“Aiden! Everybody is looking for you. The police came to our house last night to see if you were there.”
“I know. I saw them.”
“You did? How?”
“I was hiding inside that big tunnel thing. I’m glad they didn’t have a dog with them. They would have found me for sure.”
“You have to go back, Aiden. They think Dad and Kyle are hiding you. If they find you here, Dad and Kyle will be in a lot of trouble. Those cops already don’t like them.”
Aiden frowned as he thought about that. “I don’t want them to get in trouble because of me. I don’t want to go back there either though. I want to stay with you guys.”
“We want you to stay too. Dad and Kyle are working on that. Well they were until you ran away. You have to go back so they can try to get you back here.”
Kyle looked at him a little surprised. “They are really trying to get me back? You aren’t just saying that?”
“I will go back. Don’t tell anybody I was here. I don’t want your dads to get in trouble.