This friendship was cemented before either was even in school. They are similar yet different enough to have that perfect balance necessary for an enduring bond. I need only to see the sideways glance of either one of them to know that they've hatched a plan for her to spend the night here or mine there.
These girls have staked a claim to the once abandoned tree house. They've cleaned, sanded, taken parts off, hammered new parts together, painted and made the place theirs. A bonfire with lots of adults and kids is planned for this weekend. And a secret stash of water guns may or may not be hidden up in that tree house in anticipation.