Once in New York, there lived two girls named Errica Smith & Sara James. Errica was a poor, pretty and a kind-hearted girl. She had blue eyes and long blonde curly hair. Even Sara was a pretty girl with blue eyes but she was rich and had short brown curly hair. They studied in Transfigureation Catholic School. They were in Grade 12. They were the class toppers.
Unfortunately, they hated each other. Sara lived in Madison Avenue and Errica lived in Minetta Street. The last day before summer holidays during lunch, Errica found a diary in the school canteen, she went to the classroom as no one was there and read the first page of the diary. She was shocked to see a mysterious riddle:
If you want to be a pirate
You will need this without fail
So that you can travel around
You need something you can sail
If the riddle is solved
Get one step closer to the mystery
Of the enchanted dragon
Or a step away …..
Suddenly Sara came into the classroom and heard the riddle. She asked, “What was that?”
Errica said, “It’s nothing.”
Sara replied, “If you don’t tell me I will tell the whole school about it!” Then Errica shut the door and explained to Sara everything.
Sara said, “Let’s try solving the riddle by ourselves.” Errica rejected the idea, but Sara didn’t listen and forced Errica to join the adventure. Errica asked Sara to meet her at the Riverside Park tomorrow 1:00 pm after lunch. Errica also asked Sara to inform at her house that she is going to a fun camp with her friends.
The next day they got ready with full preparations and met at the park and started trying to solve the riddle. Sara said, “I think it’s a ship.”
Errica asked, “But, there are so many ships! How would we know which one of those the riddle points to?” Suddenly a piece of newspaper flew on Errica’s face; when she removed it, she saw an article about the 142-year-old dragon ship found near the enchanted forest.
Errica connected the clues and said, “Sara the 142-year-old dragon ship is the answer to the riddle!” Then Errica explained to Sara about the clues and they went to the ship and silently creeped inside because the reporters were showing the ship live on the television. Sara saw a pretty circular pendant and showed it to Errica. She said, “It could even be a clue better we keep it.”
Then the book opened to the next page and showed:
Well done ladies,
I am a US city
But I am not the capital
I have the Hudson River
And I’m known as the Big Apple
Find the gold chest and learn the form
That will help you fight the enchanted dragon all along.
The girls start thinking about the riddle and Sara said, “Let’s look for the chest near the Hudson River.” They went to the Hudson River and as soon as they started searching, they saw people running towards them and they soon saw a dragon burning all the people with its flame. The girls ran and sat in a cave and discussed about the dragon, “We have to solve the riddle to fight and kill the dragon.”
Fortunately Sara was sitting on the chest. Errica said, “Sara! You found the chest.” They saw that they needed a key to open the chest. Suddenly the circular pendant turned into a key. Then they opened the chest and saw some weapons and all of a sudden something glittery went into them. Then a woman came out of the chest and said, “I will be training you about how to use these weapons and how to fight.”She added, “The glittery thing which went in you is the magic, which will only work when you know what magic it is and after the training you will become superheroes.”
Then they started the training and went on for two days. After two days of training they became superheroes and named their team ‘The Girls Squad’.
Then the book opened its third page:
The girls started their journey to the enchanted dragon. On their way they soon found a sea but no boat or ship to sail on. Suddenly one of the weapons turned into a huge ship. The girls sailed on the ship. Sara was handling the steering, while Errica was practicing different moves to fight against the dragon. Suddenly a storm came and Sara was not able to control the ship and they moved from side to side. They fell down unconscious. When they woke-up they found themselves in the enchanted forest! They were very happy.
They came down from the ship and went inside the enchanted forest. They saw a wooden tree house, Sara said, “Errica, we shall keep our weapons and things over here.”
Errica replied, “Fine, and we will also discuss our plans.” They went inside and lit the lamps. They then saw the dragon coming and silently sat down. As soon as the dragon went they stood up and practiced fighting. They slept and in the morning they went in search of the enchanted dragon. Unfortunately the dragon wasn’t in the cave. The girls screamed, “Our ship,” and ran towards their ship and found the enchanted dragon near their ship. They then started fighting and Errica grabbed a rope, flew and kicked the dragon. They used their weapons and fought bravely. Sara asked Errica to stop and immediately come with her and hide. Errica went with Sara and the dragon was trying to find them. Errica asked, “Why did you call me here?” Sara replied, “Let’s make a plan to destroy the dragon, then we will fight with him.” Errica agreed.
Then the book opened its fourth page:
If want to destroy the dragon, follow my words:
What costs nothing but
Is worth everything
Weighs nothing but
Lasts a lifetime
That one person can’t own
But you two can share…
Sara asked, “What could it be?” Both of them tried to think about the riddle. All of a sudden the dragon saw them and came to fight. The girls start fighting. Suddenly Errica’s leg slipped and she fell down. The dragon was going to crush Errica but Sara came in the middle to save Errica. Both Sara and Errica were thrown up in the air. Then a powerful rainbow beam came out from them and went into the dragon’s body and destroyed the dragon completely. The girls were very happy and Errica said, “The answer is the Power of Friendship.” Then the book opened its fifth page and showed:
Well done! Now you have become real superheroes and you have your magic too. Your duty from now is to protect the world.
The girls returned from their journey. During this time they became best friends and this journey and ‘The Girls Squad’ remained a secret. They continued to save the world from evil creatures.
Yeshikaa Chhallani lives in Chennai. She is 11 years old. She studies at Chinmaya Vidhyalaya. She likes adventures, mysteries and traveling. She watches one movie every two days. She loves to read Dork Diaries. She also enjoys exploring. Her ambition is to become a very famous doctor. She is also a night owl.