The squirrel is a tiny creature that can sit on your hand. I'm gonna do another one. I didn't do this on the other one so that I didn't have to type much more.
I wake up and see 2 humanoid shapes over top of me. Then I see one of them looks like an ape.
I yell, "Shiitake mushrooms!" and jump out a window. Literally. But I feel a hand grab me and I look down. I'm up in a tree. I scream and get pulled into the treehouse.
I ask, "Who are you?"
The ape one says, "It's kinda hard to break this to you, Amber, but I'm your Grandfather and this is your Dad."
I stare, then recall the pictures we have at home.
I ask, "So, my Grandpa's an ape?"
Dad laughs, "Nope. Bigfoot."
I ask, "Bigfoot? As in the monster that everyone says lives in the himilayas, and is white?"
Grampa laughs, "That's just TV shows."
I look at a picture of me hanging up in the treehouse. I had a pimple on my nose that day.
"I hate that photo."
There are so many other pictures, then I notice one with my siblings, Grandma, Mum, Dad, and Grampa. Only Grampa looks like a normal human.
I ask, "That's you?"
He chuckles, "Yep. You, your siblings, Mum, Dad, and I."
I stroke my hand through my hair. "My Grampa is Bigfoot?"
Grampa answers, "Yep."
I ask, "Can my life get any wierder? "Hey, kids! Your Grampa's famous! But not movie director famous, more like mythical creature that hides in the forest!""
Dad laughs, "She's taking this better than I did when I found out you were Bigfoot."
I ask, "Seriously? Everyone says Bigfoot is a monster. I see why you ran."
Grampa says, "We didn't leave because we are Bigfoots-"
I interupt, "Both of you are Bigfoots? Dad looks like you're average human!"
Grampa continues, "We left because we were being hunted."
I ask, "Hunted?"
Grampa sighs, "You ever heard of Hair co.?"
I think for a moment, then reply, "Yeah. It was destroyed quite a few years before I was born, then it started being rebuilt after I was born."
Dad says, "They wanted to make us lab rats. We left to protect you, your siblings, your mother, and Grandma. We didn't tell you for your own safety."
I ask, "What do you mean a lab rat?"
Grampa goes to answer, but he asks, "Does your Mum know you're here?"
I answer, "Of course not. The boys are covering for me."
Dad asks, "How'd you find us?"
I answer, "The boys and I found your letters."
Grampa sighs, "You took a big risk coming here."
I smirk, "It's not that big a deal. But, what about the boys and I? Are we gonna be Bigfoots too?"
Grampa replies, "I doubt it. You're 16 already and not showing any symptoms."
I grab the letters the boys wrote out of my backpack and give it to them. Their eyes widen in shock.
I ask, "You sure we aren't showing any symptoms?"
Dad asks, "Are you the only one that has the feet expanding?"
I answer, "Seems like it."
I then say, "I'm gonna be a Bigfoot?"
Grampa smiles, "It's not so bad."
I ask, "Not so bad? How is this not so bad? Now my brothers and I are going to have to hide in the forest like you!"
Dad asks, "What else do you have? You've got the feet, the hair, what about your ears? When you're adrenaline's up, does your hearing change?"
I answer, "Yep. That's all of us. Get's super loud."
Grampa asks, "Have you shaved anything?"
I ask, "What? I may be 16, but my legs aren't hairy and getting waxed to be velvet smooth like girls usually like it. I don't shave anything!"
Dad smirks, "You seem just like me at the moment. All the good stuff, none of the fur."
I ask, "How is this good stuff, may I ask?"
Grampa smirks, "There's a lot of good things about being a Bigfoot, Amber. You are standing on that leg."
I look at my leg, then I have a flashback.
A truck comes about to run over me. I see dad pick me up and run super fast. I see the trees above moving at incredible speed. Then I'm being pulled up a tree. I see Grampa pulling the bear trap off my leg. Suddenly my leg glows blue and floats.
I stare at Dad and Grampa.
"You... How in the entire world did you fix my leg?"
Grampa smirks, "The healing touch, fast growing hair, big feet. It all goes with the territory."
I gasp, "Shiitake Mushrooms. I need to tell my siblings to tell Mum the truth."
Dad says, "That's probably a good idea. But make sure they know to tell her you're safe with me."
I then grab my phone and text the boys "Tiny problem, and I think you might need to tell Mum the truth after all. Tell her I know what Grampa and Dad are. I'm safe. You aren't gonna believe what they are."
I send the text and say, "I've just told the boys to tell Mum the truth."
Grampa smirks, "We gotta find out what else you can do, Amber."
He grabs a strange bike handle like thing and says, "Hang on to this."
Dad adds, "Tight!"
I shrug and do as I'm told. Grampa grabs onto the outer part and suddenly the floor disappears and I'm screaming for dear life! But at the same time, I'm laughing! I'm on a scary zipline! Suddenly the zipline dissapears and I am on a piece of wood riding it like a surfboard. I'm laughing and screaming at the same time! A super low tunnel comes up and Grampa grabs me and we lie down on the wood like it's a bed. Then the wood get's caught and we are shot forward. Grampa catches me and we turn into a human/bigfoot ball. We stop and I fall on the ground. Suddenly my feet grow out my shoes again and I hear a high pitched squealing noise.
I ask, "What's going on? It hurts!"
Dad appears next to me and I say, "That was fun, but now I'm in pain!"
Dad says, "Relax. It's the adrenaline. Take a deep breath..."
I do as he says and then I can hear a woodpecker in the woods, but I then see it in my mind's eye.
I gasp, "Woah! Woodpecker!"
Grampa laughs, "Focus over that way." pointing to my right.
I do it and hear a geyser.
I gasp, "A geyser! I can see it in my mind's eye! Incredible! Like Echolocation! Really cool!"
Dad laughs. Grampa says, "Ditch the shoes, kiddo."
I shrug and pull off my shoes. my feet feel a bit better, but the floor is kinda cold.
Dad smirks, "Try to keep up!" and runs off.
I gasp at the speed but run after him at the same speed. This is great!
I yell, "Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiba!"
Grampa yells, "Feel's good, Doesn't it?"
I yell, "Duh!"
We all have a good run through the woods when I run backwards and hit a tree branch.
Dad says, "We should've warned you. You gotta avoid hitting the trees."
I smirk, "You have an advantage! You know the woods! Ow. I think I'm done with running lessons for the day."
Grampa smirks, "There's one more thing."
I ask, "Let me guess. It involves having high adrenaline?"
Dad laughs, "Nope. We can talk to animals."
I ask, "Like Fluttershy?"
Dad and Grampa ask, "Who?"
I sigh, "My Little Pony."
They still don't understand, so I just say, "A TV show."
Dad shrugs and yells, "Hey, Stevey!"
A bird comes near and chirps.
Dad and Grampa giggle.
I say, "Sorry. Only hearing chirps."
Dad says, "Try to slow things down."
I shrug and do as he says. Then I understand the bird.
"It's nice to meet you Amber! You're Dad and Grampa are always talking about you and your siblings."
I gasp, "Oh, My, Goodness! I can understand animals!"
Dad and Grampa giggle.
I roll my eyes, "I'm sure you reacted the same way when you found out."
Stevey, the bird, smirks, "Your father, Adam, did."
I smirk, "Thanks."
Suddenly some raccoons come out.
"Hello, Amber! Nice to finally meet you. You look much better in real life than your pictures."
I laugh, "That's because pictures don't capture the true beauty. There's always the wrong amount of light."
One male raccoon scoffs, "You always like this?"
Dad says, "That's Trapper. No one listens to him."
Trapper growls. I smile, "Don't worry 'bout it. I'm sure that we'll be having a family reunion soon."
Suddenly I hear a growling and hop in a Kung Fu stance. I then see a bear.
The bear roars and I almost fall over, but Grampa steps in front and roars back, then they look like their gonna punch when-
"A secret handshake?! Is every animal in these woods one of your friends?"
Dad and Grampa laugh, "Yep."
Dad introduces the bear to me, "This is Wilbur. He's just a big teddy bear."
Wilbur growls, "I am not!"
I say, "Wouldn't wanna sleep with that teddy. Wilbur's got teeth and claws. Teddy bears don't."
Everyone laughs. Even Wilbur.
Grampa smiles, "This is Amber."
I walk forward and shake hands with Wilbur.
Suddenly a hyper active squirrel comes up and yells, "Over the hills!"
Suddenly she comes up to me then says, "Hello."
She continues to Dad and Grampa and yells, "Three of them!"
Dad says, "Breathe."
The squirrel says, "I don't got time to breath! There are three rednecks with guns!"
"Woo Hoo! Hunters!"
I smile, "Now this should be GOOOOOOOD!"
They smile and we leave to have fun with hunters.