Me and my friend have been working on it... sorry about all the lines and stuff! It was in an E-mailllllllll
Jodi and Sara had gone quite a ways in the woods when they saw a beautiful pond that looked crystal clear.
"You want to stop here for awhile and let the horses have a break?" Jodi asked looking down at Roxy who had worked up quite a sweat after the ride. "Sure!" Exclaimed Sara looking at the peaceful pond. "It's absolutely beautiful here!" They lithely jumped down off of Roxy and Sanna and took their riding boots off to go wading. After a little while of wading, the girls saddled their ponies and walked down the street, Roxy kept stumbling. "Sara, I need to check Roxy's shoes, I think she picked up a rock." Jodi said looking at her poor stumbling pony. "Uh oh, do you think she'll be ok?" Sara asked. "I don't know. Oh yes look at the size of this thing!!"Jodi exclaimed. "do you want to keep going....?" Sara said "Yeah, she's fine." Jodi said as she mounted Roxy. They trotted down the road and found a path that they had never seen before. "Do you think we should go down there?" Asked Sara quietly as they looked down the path. It looked somewhat dark and scary from where they were standing, and Sara wasn't sure she wanted to take the chance to go down that path. "Um, im not sure...what do you think?" Responded Jodi eyeing tha trail carefully. "Well how is Roxy's foot?" Asked Sara still a little afraid of taking that path. "She seems fine, but i've never been down there before." Replied Jodi. "Well, lets go down a little way, and see if we like the looks of it. If we don't, we can always come back out." Said Sara excitedly, glad that she had finally made a decision. "Agreed." Was all Jodi said in response, still not entirely sure what they were about to do was the best idea. They slowly headed in the woods with Sara in the lead. As soon as they got a little ways onto the path, things seemed to change...the woods were not the same dark color they had seen from the road. It was light and sunny in there, and they both agreed that the warmth on their faces felt amazing. "Wow...this is beautiful, want to keep going?" Jodi asked with a sparkle in her eye. "Yeah, wanna pick up the pace, too?" Sara asked happlily. "Sure, Roxy's fine now." Jodi said signaling Roxy to a trot. "Giddy-up pony"
As they went down the mysterious path a ways, the girls slowed their ponies to a walk. They were walking along, and singing, when Jodi stopped Roxy short.
"What's wrong?" Sara asked quietly.
"I heard somthing." Jodi said wearily "Hoofbeats".
"Im sure you are just imagining things." Replied Sara hopefully, but Jodi could tell that she wasn't entirely convinced.
"We've come this far," started Sara again "and its so beautiful why would we leave?"
"Well, I guess we can keep going..." Jodi said with her voice shaking.
They walked a few hundered feet when Sara stopped.
"I heard it!" Sara said.
Just then Sanna whinnied, and Roxy reared.
"Lets get outta here!" Jodi yelled urging Roxy into a canter.
They galloped down the trail for a while and Sanna stopped short, Sara went flying over her head.
"SARA! Are you okay?!" Jodi asked looking at her friend.
"MAN, what is her problem? Yeah I'm fine." Sara said grabbing her naughty pony.
But Sanna wan't paying attention to her owner, she was glaring off in the distance at some unseen object. Sara followed her pony's gaze, but she couldn't find anything abnormal about the area.
"I think the horses have had enough of this place." Jodi whispered. "Lets go home."
"Not a bad idea." Replied Sara gently hopping back up into her saddle.
Just then they noticed a sign on the trail that they hadn't seen on the way in.
"Baker's woods." Jodi read carefully. "I wonder if something happened in these woods that makes the horses nervous..."
"You think they can sense something like that?" Asked Sara looking down at Sanna whose nostrils were still flaring.
"I don't know, but we should research it at the library. If something bad did happen here it would explain there sudden behaviour changes." Said Jodi.
"I guess you have a point there," replied Sara, "because in all the times I have ridden Sanna she has never ever acted like this before."
The girls gently trotted home, and put their ponies out to pasture.
"Want to ride our bikes to the library?" Sara asked.
"Sure, Lets go." Jodi said looking off into the distance.
They got their bikes and rode up to the library. The went into the back section labled Town Records. They looked up Bakers woods, and found what they were looking for.
"Apparently 30 years ago exactly on today's date a certain William Baker was murdered by someone or soemthing that still has not been found...." Sara trailed off, looking really frightened now by the realization of what they had just discovered.
"Wait, William BAKER? That's the name of the woods...so they named the woods after some unknown man who was killed by some unknown thing?" Asked Jodi.
"Apparently" sighed Sara still scanning the documents for anything she had previously missed.
"Wait a second..." Said Sara sounding like she had just found something worth their while, "Every year since then on this day something terrible happened, and the officials couldn't figure out what was going on in any of the cases."
"What happened?" Asked Jodi now feeling a chill go up her spine.
I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.