A Collaborative Story by Sanvi, Pragya, and Nethra

Ariel’s birthday was coming up. Belle decided to host a surprise party for her.

Beep beep! Mulan felt her phone vibrate in her pocket. 

“Hey, Belle,” Mulan answered. “What’s up?” 

“Let’s have a surprise birthday party for Ariel. We can have it at my pool. How about this Saturday at 12pm? Can you bring some pool toys?” Belle said.

“Sure. I can bring a beach ball, pool noodles, and a floatie,” Mulan  said. 

Next, Belle called Aurora.

“Hi, how are you?” she asked.

“I’m okay, I was just napping,” Aurora answered drowsily.

“Sorry to wake you. I’m hosting a surprise pool party for Ariel’s birthday on Saturday at 12:00pm. Can you come?” Belle asked.

“Sure. Sounds fun. What should I bring?” Aurora inquired.

“How about pizza, lemonade, ice cream, and popsicles?” Belle suggested.

“Great. See you then,” Aurora said.

After that, Belle called Elsa.

“Hi, Elsa. Is Anna nearby?”

“Hi, Belle. Yes, we just came home from ballet class and we are stretching. I will put you on speakerphone,” Elsa replied. 

“Hi, Anna. I’m hosting a surprise birthday party for Ariel at my pool. Are you free this Saturday at 12:00pm?”

“Sure! Definitely we are free. What should we bring?” Anna said.

“How about you bring Olaf and a birthday cake?” Belle laughed.

“We would love to!” Elsa exclaimed.

Then, Belle called Rapunzel.

“Hello?” Rapunzel said.

“Hi, Rapunzel. I’m hosting a pool party for Ariel’s birthday this Saturday at noon. Can you come?” Belle replied excitedly.

“Definitely. I can bring decorations,” Rapunzel offered.

“Of course,” Belle said. “See you then!” 

Finally, Belle called Ariel. 

“Hi, Ariel. Are you free this Saturday? Do you want to come over and go swimming around 12:30?” Belle asked.

“Sounds great. Anyone else coming?” Ariel replied.

“Nope, just us,” Belle lied. 

The day of the party arrived. Belle finished tidying her home and was setting up the pool area. She looked at her watch. It was 11:55am. Belle was so excited for her friends to get there so they could prepare for the party before Ariel arrived. 

Meanwhile, Mulan was on her way to Belle’s house. She parked her

car and suddenly realized she had forgotten to bring the pool toys.

“Oops! I don’t have enough time to go back and get them. Well, it’s not a big deal. We can still have fun without beach toys,” Mulan thought to herself. She rang the doorbell and Belle greeted her.

“Hi, Belle. Bad news… I forgot to bring the pool toys. I’m sorry. We can still have fun without them, right?” Mulan muttered. 

“That’s okay,” said Belle. She was disappointed, but the party would still be fun. 

Meanwhile, Rapunzel spent the whole morning painting her tower purple and gray. Suddenly, she looked at the clock.

“Oh my! It’s 12:00! I’m late and I won’t have time to make decorations like I said I would. Well, I better rush over to Belle’s. It’s not a big deal,” 

Rapunzel arrived at Belle’s house and rang the doorbell. 

“Hi Rapunzel. Did you bring the decorations? Mulan and I are setting up,” Belle said. 

“Oh, about that…” Rapunzel began. 

“Let me guess. You forgot them,” Belle said gloomily. 

“I’m really sorry,” Rapunzel apologized.

“It’s okay. Come on in,” Belle said. She was a little frustrated that Mulan and Rapunzel didn’t bring what they said they would, but the party would still be great. Belle looked at the time. It was 12:10. Where are Aurora, Anna, and Elsa? she thought. Just then, the doorbell rang. 

“Hi Anna, Elsa, and Olaf.” Belle greeted them, excited to see the birthday cake. Where’s the cake?”

“Oh, no! We forgot the cake!” Anna gasped. 

“We are so sorry!” Elsa apologized. “At least we brought Olaf?” she said hopefully. 

“You forgot the cake?! Mulan forgot the pool toys and Rapunzel forgot the decorations. Now we won’t have cake, either! And where is Aurora?!” Belle squealed.

“I can call Aurora and see where she is,” Elsa offered. 

“Okay, thanks,” Belle said calmly.

Elsa pulled out her phone and dialed Aurora’s number. It rang five times until finally she answered. Elsa put the call on speakerphone.

“Hello?” Aurora said sleepily.

“Are you kidding me?! You were asleep? It’s Ariel’s birthday party right now!” Belle shrieked. “So there will be no pool toys, no decorations, no cake, no food, and no Aurora, either.” Suddenly, the doorbell rang.

“Oh my gosh, Ariel is here!” Belle gasped. “Quick, everyone hide!” Belle opened the door. 

“Hel-” Ariel started.

“Happy Birthday!” All of her friends shouted. 

“Oh my! What are you guys doing here? I thought it was just me and you, Belle,” Ariel said. 

“Well, actually I organized a birthday party for you…but nobody brought what they promised. So there will be no pool toys, no decorations, no cake, no food, and no Aurora, either. She fell asleep,” Belle said almost in tears. 

Her friends stood silently, feeling terrible for breaking their promises. 

“We are so sorry,” Mulan said. Rapunzel, Elsa, and Anna agreed. 

“We ruined your party,”

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