Winning the Race

you can name me Yani

…………………and you can name me Yuzu

Yani, the yellow bird, and her siblings were always competing against one another. Today, they were all going outside to see who could fly the highest.

Yani, the yellow bird, and her siblings were always competing against one another. Today, they were all going outside to see who could fly the highest. Yani had high hopes that she was better than all her siblings in this category. She was the youngest of the four of them, but knew she had the strongest wings and therefore, could fly highest into the sky.

had high hopes that she was better than all her siblings in this category. She was the youngest of the four of them, but knew she had the strongest wings and therefore, could fly highest into the sky.

The oldest sibling, Yuzu, was stretching out her wings when Yani walked by her. “Are you ready for some friendly competition, Yani? You DO know I am older than you and probably much faster and stronger than you. But you will do well coming in second,” Yuzu teased her sister and pranced away.

This upset Yani, but she knew as long as she believed in herself, she could do anything, and that meant beating her sister!

The four siblings flailed outside and felt the strong wind through their feathers. Yani knew the wind could help her beat everyone, but she knew she had to focus.

All the yellowbirds lined up on a grass field and one of the girls in the neighborhood yelled, “On your mark, get set, GOOOOOOO!”

Yani took off and swooped into a nice wind gust. She felt the wind under her tail and knew she was getting higher and quicker than her siblings. She looked to her left and saw Yuzu, gaining speed. Yani looked up and saw a fluffy cloud and knew she could reach it! She then heard Yuzu right underneath her, whistling. She was afraid Yuzu was going to pass her up and she would lose the game.

Yuzu flew right next to Yani and as Yuzu was passing her, a huge bright colored object got in the way of Yuzu flying. Yuzu started squawking and falling as this bright looking thing looking larger than life, pulled Yuzu down with it. Yuzu ended up losing her balance on a big bush. Although it scared Yani a little bit, she knew her sister had landed safely and was excited that she flew the highest that day. She had WON!

Yani started flying towards the ground to try and find out what just happened. A little girl was right next to Yuzu holding a string that was attached to the bright object that ran into her.

“I’m so sorry little yellowbird. It’s such a windy day and I came outside to fly my brand new kite. I didn’t see you and then you flew right into it. I’m so glad you’re ok!” Yuzu, a little dazed, giggled, and spoke, “It’s ok, I’m ok . . . that was kind of fun! I really like your colorful kite.”

The neighbor kid smiled and looked relieved. “Thank you! My mom just bought it for me. It’s a Rainbow Delta Kite. It comes in a pack of two, so I will have to put this one away and try my other one. Would you like to help me?” Forgetting all about the competition, Yuzu agreed to help her new friend.

Yani then joined in and nudged her sister chanting, “I win, I win, I win!!!!” Yuzu tousled her little sisters crest and said, “Yea, yea, yea, I know little Yani . . . You beat me. But I think this kite kind of helped you today.”

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