She was the same age as me and had long, blonde curly hair. Her name was Denise but she wanted everyone to call her Dee. Lived just a few houses away from me, in the same street and we used to be in the same class together. But she was shorter than me and I liked that because it made me feel big around her. Like a supersoldier with a giant laser gun that would protect her from aliens and zombies. She would often drive past my house on her bike, just driving around and I would come out and talk to her and she would come inside. I didn’t like her bike, because it had all these weird speed setting that was stupid. I said the 7 was the fastest and she said, no, that 2 was the fastest. It didn’t make sense, but it looked better than my old one and she said hers was expensive, so I didn’t like it.
I had these huge wooden logs at the courtyard and I nailed them together with my dad so they were like my ship and I was the captain. I had a crew which was the five years younger kid next door, so he had to do what I said. I had the ship, in the concrete courtyard, so I used it, to like sail around, just swinging with it around because it was too heavy. It was there to sail Dee to distant countries that I had to explore and save her from the skeletons and Russian nazis that were sometimes also my crew because there was just three of us. Dee was always happy when I freed her and said that I would marry her and she would cook for me just like my mom, so I knew that we would live happily ever after.
But I also had one more neighbour that was a girl one year older than me so I didn’t know her from school. But she often just got over the fence between our houses and would climb the tress with me, because she climbed well. So once I decided to take her on my ship as another passenger or she could be the one lady that I had to rescue from Dee and my zombie crew. I embarked her one day on the ship and started giving orders to my loyal men. I looked to the horizon and saw Dee riding around on her bike so I came outside and talked to her. I brought her to the courtyard with her bike so she would meet the rich, noble, aristocratic lady that she would have to capture from me. Then I killed all the skeleton ninjas, defeated the foul comrade Dee and freed the rich lady. But Dee was moody and bored for the first time ever and didn’t want to play. She didn’t talk to me and wanted to go home, so I told her to go.
The neighbour’s girl said it was fun but at the end she climbed back over the fence and didn’t come back. So I called Dee when she was riding around to come and play again, because we were such long-time friends and she said she wouldn’t. She‘d never said that before and she didn’t even want to come the next day. So I took a piece of chalk and wrote ‘Dee we are thru‘ on the wall of our house so she would see it everytime she rode around again. The next satuday, my mom got fed up with me not eating my lunch and told me that I wouldn’t have been so sad if I hadn‘t brought the other girl to drive Dee away.
Dee and I were both in the same class as her for six more years and I never spoke more than two sentences with her since.