I walked into my house after a walk through the woods gathering pine cones for my sling shot just as the phone rang.
"I'll get it!" I yelled to no one in particular. Picking up the phone, I heard Zosima on the other line.
"Is Unity there?" Smiling, I answered.
"Why did I steal something I shouldn't have?"
"Now that I think of it, some rope has been missing. If you meet me in the park, I won't call the police on you."
"Deal. See ya then." I hung up. I knew I hadn't stolen anything, and I knew she knew that. It's just a joke we always do. Slipping out the door, I yelled, "I'm going to the park! Leave my messages on my bed and tell the caller I'll eventually get back to them!"
Slipping through the shadows, I crept up on Zosima.
"Hello Unity. How was your week?" Zosima didn't even turn around. I knew she wouldn't need to turn around to know I was there.
"Rather boring really. I'll bet yours was identical." I walked around the bench and sat next to her.
"As usual. You know what's keeping the others?"
"Nope. Want to shoot some pine cones at things? I brought my sling shot!" I held it up for her to see.
"I'll pass." We sat together waiting for everyone else to arrive.