“Of course,” Robin said. He looked a little annoyed that I’d doubted him.
I ran around in the snow, which was difficult because I was wearing a heavy woolen skirt, and looked at the house. I was glad to be wearing the skirt though. It was right. I wouldn’t have been as happy at Green Gables in jeans. Over a little rise, I looked across the snowy fields and saw The Lake of Shining Waters. It had to be! It was frozen over and if I wasn’t mistaken, that was Anne Shirley and Diana Barry ice skating. They were of course frozen themselves because time stood still but I could see Anne’s red braids and a glossy dark braid down Diana’s back. I sighed from the pure perfection of it all.
Finally, I stamped my feet up the steps to clear off all the snow and tried the door. It was locked. “Oh,” I sighed disappointedly. I would have loved to have explored inside. “I wonder where Matthew and Marilla are,” I said, trying to peek through a window.
I turned to look at Robin. He had his hands on his hips and was looking at me expectantly.
“What?” I asked.
“You may as well tell me,” I said impatiently. My feet were cold.
He lifted up the keys we’d taken from Pirates of the Caribbean.
“No!” I exclaimed, “Really?” I grasped the keys and tried them in the lock. Somehow the oversized key slid into the small keyhole and the door clicked open. I ran through the house, looking at everything. It was perfect! Perfect! I found Marilla’s sewing basket and school work in Anne’s room. I looked out her bedroom window, sure this was the best thing that had ever happened to me. I kept exploring and in a cabinet downstairs, I found a small bottle of cherry cordial.
“This is what I need to take!” I said. Robin raised his eyebrows but said nothing.
“Can we just go down to the barn?” I asked.
“Sure, we have time,” Robin said with a grin, “See what I did there? A little joke. Time is standing still, we can do whatever we want.”
I smiled. As we walked to the barn, I asked him, “So I probably should have asked you earlier, but is there a catch to all of this? You’re taking me to all these great places but what do you want in exchange?”
“I was wondering when you were going to ask,” Robin said.
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