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Reed screamed and slammed the top shut on his secret box. The rollie-pollie made a scritching sound that made him hide behind his hands.

“Reed!”

“Huh?”

“What are you doing?”

“Nah, nothing!”

“Don’t make me come up there!”

Reed wiped hot tears from his eyes. He was scared and he didn’t know what to do. He had a…