“ “Delicious,” he said, smacking his lips. The little girls beamed, flashing their missing front teeth. Just then, Mr.Tucker came through the door. He was lugging two suitcases, which he dropped next to the car “Good morning, Dex!” he said, striding over. “Hey, Mr. Tucker. Going somewhere exciting?” Mr. Tucker smiled. “ Just down to Arkansas, visiting the cousins. We’ll be back Monday.” He gave Zike a pat on the head. “You and your guard dog can keep the burglars away for us.” Dex laughed. The only criminals in this neighborhood were the raccoons that knocked over their garbage cans. “So,” Mr. Tucker said, lowering his voice. “ Any word from Jeremy?” The question punched Dex in the gut. Jeremy, Dex’s twenty-year-old brother, was a member of the US NAVY SEALs, a special part of the military. He was overseas on a mission, but Dex had no idea where. SEAL missions were top secret. Jeremy could be anywhere in the world where there was a war to fight, terrorists to catch, or hostages to rescue.” That is all I will do for today. I hoped you enjoyed.