When you look at the Millton family's kitchen it looks ordinary enough, but look closer. Look at the bowl of fruit that lies at the very corner of the kitchen. You will see something unusual about these fruits. When the Millton family leaves their house for vacation, the fruits come out for some fun!
A coconut peeks out from the bananas.
“Land, Ho!” the he-coconut calls to the others.
“The Millsons are gone!”
Another coconut peeks out from some grapes.
“How many times have I told you, Fred,” snaps the she-coconut, angrily. “It’s not Millsons it’s Milltons!”
“Sorry, dear,” the he-coconut named Fred says.
Suddenly voices filled the air. The fruits begin to come alive! The bananas go wobbling off to drink apple cider and the apples begin walking off to try some sugar. Quickly, all the fruits walk around, having lots of fun playing and talking together. Only two small fruits still sit on the fruit bowl, not moving an inch. One is a lemon named Lemon and one is a melon named Melon. They sat together at the dustiest and darkest part of the bowl.
“I wish I could have a friend to be with,” sighed Melon.
“I wish I could have a friend, too,” Lemon agreed. “But nobody wants to be my friend.”
That’s when Melon got an idea. Melon nervously tapped Lemon on the shoulder.
“Umm,” Melon stammered. “Do you think it would be okay if you could be friends with me?”
Lemon looked at Melon with unblinking eyes. Melon was getting more nervous by the minute.
“You want to be friends with me?” Lemon asked, with an unmistakable voice that meant he couldn’t believe it.
“Yeah,” Melon said, trying to build up more courage. “I want to be friends with you.”
“But, but,” Lemon stammered. “I’m horrible at stuff! I’m sour and I trip all the time! I might squirt some sour juice into your eyes by accident!”
Melon suddenly feels more brave than before. He has found someone like him. “Don’t worry.” Melon said. “I’m kinda like you. But it doesn’t matter what you are on the outside. It’s the inside.” Melon lets out a big smile and pats the place where his heart is.
Lemon looks unsure.
“Really?” Lemon asks.
“If you aren’t sure why don’t you try to find out?” Melon says.
Then Melon sees something he hasn’t seen before on Lemon’s face. A smile.
“Okay.” Lemon says.
Then, from that day on, a new friendship bond was made: Lemon and Melon. The best of friends in the entire world of the fruit bowl!
Lemon Melon Buddies Forever!