"Granny Lupe!" Cat said. "Did you see the wolf?" Tarika asked. Granny Lupe shook her head. "I see two sneaky girls who should be in bed. Do you know how dangerous it is to be out alone?" Cat swallowed. "Do now." "Good." Granny Lupe smiled. "Always know exactly how dangerous something is. Then you can do it better." Her gaze flicked back toward the house as she sighed. "That man."
The rattle of the old elevator's doors opening came from the front room. Then rubber wheels whirred across the tiles as her father sped up to the door. "Who's come!" he demanded, glaring at the street and the lawn and, finally, at Cat and Tarika.
Cat lifted her shoulders in the smallest shrug possible.
Tarika grinned and gave Cat's father a little happy wave. "Hi, Professor M. Um, early trick or treat?"
"You two are supposed--" he bega