Stick around

Stick around - REMAIN
Stick around

Once upon a time, in a lush green forest, lived a family of monkeys. They were always swinging from tree to tree and playing games with each other. One day, one of the baby monkeys, named Ricky, decided to explore a new part of the forest.

As he was jumping from branch to branch, he suddenly found himself stuck on a sticky web spun by a spider. Ricky tried to free himself, but the more he struggled, the more he got trapped in the web. The spider approached him and said, “Don’t worry, little monkey. If you stay still and don’t move, you will be able to escape soon.”

Ricky was scared, but he trusted the spider’s words and tried his best to remain still. After a few minutes, the spider came back and carefully helped him get free from the web. Ricky was relieved and grateful to the spider for helping him escape.

From that day, Ricky understood the importance of staying still and not panicking in challenging situations. He also learned a new word that perfectly described what the spider had advised him to do – “REMAIN.” Whenever he faced a difficult situation, Ricky remembered the spider’s words and stayed calm, knowing that if he remained still, he would find a way out.

And that, my dear friend, is how the crossword clue “Stick around” is connected to its answer “REMAIN.”