Higher for Hire. Kit sobered enough to holler a goodbye to Baloo and
Wildcat. Molly giggled at the sight of Wildcat being halfway inside of one
of the engines. They made their way to the ice cream parlor a few blocks
away.Does Miz Cunningham really have a thing for Baloo? Or do they just hang
out together?Molly giggled again. I think so. I mean, she acts like it. Youve seen
them togetherits like theyve got some kind of secret between them. Her
voice lowered to a whisper. I think theyre in love.Kit smiled. Baloo wouldnt admit it to anyone, either. Hes too
stubborn.Does Baloo like mom?Im pretty sure. But, theres about 10 years difference between their
ages.Mom always tells me that age doesnt matter. Its what you feel.
Mollys face turned the color of her dress. B-but, who really knows?
She laughed nervously. Of course, that was what Mrs. Cunningham told her
when she found out about Mollys crush on Kit.Kit was quiet for a moment. Molly began to get more nervous. What if Kit
found out? Would he be mad? Would he laugh at her? He probably wanted a
girlfriend that was older, anyway. They walked in silence the rest of the
way to the ice cream parlor. Molly got her change purse out and began
counting coins.Dont worry about that, pigtails. Molly grinned for a...