By Sarah Cooper
As you may remember from our earlier post (Episode 28), I was telling Ines about my Poofing-and-Popping adventure.We’d just gotten to the good part when there was a (not so) surprise cliffhanger ending.
As we left off last time, I was telling Ines about how I *Popped* into a parking lot full of motorcycles.I could hear blues music and was just beginning to realize where I was when suddenly *POP!* — someone else suddenly appeared in the parking lot!
“Well?” asked Ines.“Who was it?”
“You’ll never believe this, Ines!” I said.“It was … Bob Carney!”
I thought Ines was going to fall over, she was so surprised.She looked at me with her mouth hanging open for a second, and then said:
“Well?What did he say?”
I laughed a little and continued my story.
“At first he looked totally flabbergasted!He wondered how he got there, what was going on … but you know, he’s a regular reader of Danger Bay, so it only took him a minute to decide to just go with it and see what happened.”
Ines giggled and nodded.Yep, she knew the feeling.
So Bob and I decided to go inside and see what was going on.We walked up to the building and noticed it said The Iron Horse across the front of it.That’s what we thought!!We’d learned about it through Active Rain, because …
Ines guessed it, “LYSA!”
Yes, there was Lysa Napolitano, RIGHT THERE in front of us!How likely were we to just POOF and POP right into her territory!She gave us a great big hug and introduced us to her friends.
It seems that we were just in time for a big event. A HUGE group of bikers was about to leave that morning from Daytona to Danger Bay, on a fund raising ride called “Iron Butts for Boobs”.It was to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. And yes, we got to ride back with them!
Ines was so excited!She wanted to know, asking, “Bob and Lysa?Are they HERE, in Danger Bay?Now?”
“But of course!” I replied.
At that moment they walked through the doorway with huge smiles on their faces.There were hugs all around and we realized there was something very special about having our Active Rain friends here with us in Danger Bay at this very special time …
We saw the lights were still burning across the road at Silverthorn’s Café. I could see Maggie Dokic in the window of the café, so we all went over.
Ines went in first, with me following closely behind.
“Hey everyone…” Ines began.
And I finished: “…Look who’s arrived in Danger Bay!”
Everyone turned to look, and as the shadowy figures entered the light of the room they saw Bob & Lysa.
Maggie’s wide smile became wider as she rushed over to greet her AR colleagues and friends. A full-blown party was just beginning when:
“Plenty of time for this after we get under way!” Captain Molly said in her outdoor voice, but with a big smile as well, “Lets finish up, and meet at the Sparrow in the morning!”
To Be CONTINUED…Getting Underway