“What?!“ I exclaimed at the police, ”What did you just say?”
“I said I want you to catch the runaway thief, I thought I made that clear.”
“I-I can’t, I haven’t trained.” making up an excuse.
“Training starts 5:00 A.M. tomorrow, this is important because only you can do it.” he replied gesturing to my necklace. That necklace allowed me to turn invisible and return at will. “Thank you.” he handed me a pair of handcuffs and just like that, he walked off.
“But-” He was long gone before I could say anything else. I pedaled home quickly to tell my mom, surely she would reject the plan. I was wrong…
My name is Karina. The incident happened on the day after my eighth birthday. Right when I blew out the birthday candles, I wished I could become invisible and reappear whenever I wanted. The next day I received a necklace from my grandma, that came with a note. It read: "You’ll be able to disappear and return at will."
Ever since that I really was able to seemingly vanish, and within a few days, everybody knew about it. Ever since, everyone has now called me “Vanisha.”
My mother couldn’t think of anything better than helping the police catch a thief. ”You should be honored Karina! Come on, go to bed early, you don’t want to be late for training!” Mom pushed me up the stairs and tucked me into bed.
“You need to wake up early to train!” Mom singsonged. Luckily, the lights were off, otherwise she would have saw me trying to roll my eyes even further up into my head.
“BRING! BRING!” My alarm screamed from beside my bed. I wrapped a pillow around my head trying to block out the noise. I slammed my hand on the alarm and looked at the clock. I was almost late! I got dressed quickly and hopped on my bike, I rushed to the police center to get there on time.
Then in the corner of my eye, I saw a blur of color, it was the thief trying to steal money from the bank. The thief cautiously looked around and dragged out a bag of money from the bank. I willed myself to turn invisible. Carefully, I tried to sneak up on the the thief as quietly as I could, but, I tripped on a stone. Assuming that he hadn’t heard anything, I pulled out the handcuffs at the exact moment he turned back. He gasped and tried to grasp the handcuffs that seemed to be floating in mid air. “Vanisha!” he yelled. I rolled my eyes, even the thief knows me. He suddenly yanked off my necklace and put it on. He immediately became invisible, but he forgot rule number one: Clothes are an exception, however everything else is still visible. Although he could not be seen, I saw a bag of money in the air. I went to the police station and called for help and we searched for the thief to hunt him down.
Meanwhile, the thief had no idea that the money was visible, he thought he was safe and he didn’t know why he received odd looks from other people. He even stopped by the cafe to get coffee.
“There!” I yelled, spotting the bag. The police charged for the invisible man, seized him, and pulled off the necklace and handed it to me. I put it back on and quickly forced the cuffs on his hands. He glared at me as he was dragged away, ”You haven’t seen the last of me!”