Jack Rory was sad.
He missed his friend Destiny.
He was lonely without her.
Jack Rory decided to cheer himself up by visiting Karen. Karen was surprised to see Jack Rory!
“Jack Rory!” she said. “I didn’t expect to see you again! You never called!”
“I have been busy,” Jack Rory explained to Karen. “Also, I lost your phone number, and I do not have the Internet so I could not email you.”
Karen didn’t mind. She was happy to see Jack Rory!
Jack Rory and Karen were having fun! They were having so much fun, they didn’t even notice Elmo! He surprised them!
“Hi, Jack Rory! Hi, Karen!” Elmo said. “Elmo wants to play! Elmo wants Jack Rory and Karen to play with him!”
“Oh, hi, Elmo,” Jack Rory and Karen said. “We are in the middle of a game. Can we play with you later?”
“Elmo wants to play NOW,” Elmo said.
Jack Rory decided it was time to have a talk with Elmo.
“Elmo,” he said. “You know how Elmo and Jack Rory are friends?”
“Uh huh!” Elmo replied enthusiastically. “Elmo and Jack Rory are BEST friends!”
“That is true,” Jack Rory said. “But sometimes Jack Rory needs to play with his other friends, too.”
“But why can’t friends all play together?” Elmo asked.
“Sometimes friends can play together,” Jack Rory replied.
“But sometimes friends need to play alone.”
“Elmo understands, Jack Rory!” Elmo said cheerfully. “Elmo gets it!”
“Wonderful!” Jack Rory replied. “Then I will see you later, Elmo!”
“Bye bye, Jack Rory!” Elmo waved.
Jack Rory and Karen went back to having fun! They whispered secrets in each others’ ears and laughed and laughed.
It was Elmo again!
“Elmo wants to play with Jack Rory and Karen. Elmo wants to play now!”
Jack Rory had an idea!
“Elmo,” he said. “Let me introduce you to my friend, Tick Tock. He loves to play!”
Tick Tock liked Elmo very much.
Jack Rory was happy! It was nice to see his friends playing together.