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Posted 10/2/09 , edited 12/20/09
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» Chapter 14 ★ "BIG Trouble"

Dad was at home with the guests enjoying themselves to the food, when he started to get antsy. He excused himself and went to the phone; dialing Sharon's number.

He listened to the dial tone 3 times in a row, then someone picked up. "Hello?" The voice was female, Sharon's Mother.

"Elena, how are you?" Dad asked casually making light conversation, he had guests, and he needed to attend to them. But something kept him from that.

"Fine, why do you ask?" She was confused, because she as well had guests and a busy night.

"I'm wondering about something, how is Mary doing? She having fun making Pumpkin pie?" He asked with a touch of worry.

"Huh? What do you mean? Mary isn't here. . ."

There was no answer for 10 seconds. "John, are you there?" Elena's voice was alarmed after the delay in response.

"Y-yes sorry, Elena. I'll talk to you later-" And he hung up then.

On the other line, Elena said, "W-wait, John!" But the line was disconnected.

Dad muttered to himself in an angry tone, "She... lied to me." His daughter was never one to lie, rebel, or anything. She was his sweet, little perfect Angel.

He went somewhere his instincts told him to go, the guests too engrossed in chitter chatter and food.

Mary was silent for the time being. She thought nothing of Conner's smile and looked over at Suzanne- who had been cleaning for a while now, the dishes sparkled all lined up on the counter. She knew the cooking part was over for tonight, so she went upstairs and followed the trace of faint voices coming from above. She didn't know what to except from the 'hanging out with Lionel' part. Pervyness for sure. . .

She entered a room with a sign on it reading, 'Lionel's Room, CAUTION'. Mary had NEVER been in Lionel's room, so she expected ANYTHING inside. Mary laughed to herself, scoffing as well. She turned the handle and entered, seeing immature little boys hollering; 'I WIN!' 'REMATCH!' 'MWAHAHAH LOSER!' 'I WINNNN!' They were... playing video games! What were they 8!?

"Wtf!" Mary ended their 'manly' time with her curse.

Ron scowled, fun time with the GUYS ONLY was over. But what would he except from Mary being here as well? And of course, being Lionel's girlfriend. Did Lionel get that bored of waiting for her that he'll have to resort to video games?

"Maryyy~" Lionel drifted to her side in a singsongy voice dropping the video game controller, kissing her on the lips right away.

She blushed. It would always come to her surprise.

Conner, the strange boy without words sat on the bed, reading a book and un-interested in what the other guys were doing, he didn't seem to quite fit into the 'loud and obnoxious' group.

When Mary squinted for better vision she noticed the label titled 'Adenveture', it was an Adventure book like the one's she read! So they had ONE thing in common interest.


And then at that exact moment, she didn't even know that her Father was on the way to catch her in the act.

» To Be Continued

» Chapter 15 ★ "Lovers Quarrel"

Dad stood in front of the large front porch of Lionel's house, betrayed. He knew Lionel's Mom well enough to come barging in this late, and he wasn't even invited!

Mary was side by side next to Lionel still, and when Suzanne heard the doorbell ring; she went to answer it.

"John. . .?" Her voice was almost too low to be audible, ever since her Husband left on that business Trip to Illinois. John had almost felt like a replacement to Suzanne's husband...

"Is my Daughter here?" He knew anyway.


Mary heard Suzanne shout her name from the downstairs, Lionel still held onto her waist tightly. "I thought you two were done with the Pumpkin Pie. . .?" Lionel asked, copying the same confused expression Mary had.

"We... are. I mean, I thought we were. Maybe it's something else she wants?"

Mary shrugged Lionel's hands off her waist, and went to find out herself. "I'll be back," She stopped just mid-step threw Lionel's door. And quickly and recklessly kissed him on the cheek once; then was gone downstairs.

Lionel smiled, it had always been him having to kiss her. She never took it upon herself to do it. Until now of course.

He hoped this would become a habit of hers.

Then when Conner finally spoke out, it sounded so new and clear, that everyone looked at him the moment of. "Uh-oh." He said, it looked like he was talking about the situation, or maybe his book all along?

Everyone raised their eyebrows, what did he mean by that? Lionel mused and watched the door Mary walked out from, maybe he should go too?

When Mary held the staircase as she walked down, she saw two adults staring at her. The one standing on the porch looked furious compared to Suzanne's expression, it had a small hint of worry. Then when Mary finally realized who was at the door, she froze in place. And she felt her heart stop too.

Lionel was beside her in moments, worried beyond comprehension. It's her Dad. . . He thought. And he took it upon himself to walk ahead of her and explain. No lies. Nothing. Just the truth.

"Sir, I-" But Dad had interrupted Lionel's "apology."

"I don't want to hear it! Mary! We're going now, come."

Lionel didn't like being ignored, in the past, even with Mary. "HOLD ON A MINUTE!" Lionel shouted at him. Suzanne looked at her son with a look she'd always given him when he needed to behave himself. She'll scold him later for it.

Mary hid behind Lionel as a shield, "Hear him out at least!" Mary defended. Suzanne didn't want to be mixed in these affairs. If her Father didn't decide upon her even coming here, then she should listen to him the very least. And lying. . . Well that just didn't seem like Mary.

Lionel shook his head slowly. Moving away so I could be out in the open.

Why wasn't Lionel defending me...?

". . . Lionel!"

He showed a sullen look upon himself. His head down.

Dad took me away then and I wasn't trying to make him understand anymore. What was the point when neither Lionel or Suzanne were on my side? But... I did lie to my Father. And I know how much he hates Lionel's types...

"Just what were you thinking, Mar!? That kid..." He scoffed loathingly, I could tell he wouldn't forget this. We were already on the sidewalk.

"H-he's a good person!" I defended him up to the very end still.

When we got home all was peachy around the dinner table. Everyone was content and Dad had told Mom what happened... Great, now Mom having to know equals double the punishment! Dad thought rotten things of Lionel... He once told me that all that "boy" wanted was sex. That's ridiculous!

I waited in my room for them to announce my punishment. Grounded for... I wonder how long! I threw myself on my bed and screamed in my pillow, emo style. YOU STUPID IDIOTTT! YOU COULD OF SAID SOMETHING!! And then I went to my window sluggishly, opening it to let the cool air out. I wanted to eat that Pumpkin Pie I made with my own two hands! It wasn't fair!

3 in a half hours passed. And I could tell Mom and Dad had forgotten about me already. They were having too much fun with they're friends.

All the plans with Lionel were ruined. I leaned on the edge of the window letting my waist support me from falling, closing my eyes while the wind blew my hair. Maybe a months worth of no phone, TV, friends, AND MAYBE EVEN READING!

I heard some noises from under my window, twigs breaking, bushes talking, I don't know... I didn't bother opening my eyes, even when he called my name.


Lionel just didn't want to come in between Mary and her Dad, they're relationship would be tarnished because of his actions... That's why he couldn't say anything back then.

It was like that night I went to his house because of my guilt, standing outside HIS window, this time it was him.

I ignored that voice and kept my eyes closed. When another mumble entered my ear, "What's the point of this? If your Mom finds out she's gonna-" Lionel shushed him right away, he needed Conner along for the ride it seemed.

My lips remained mute, I didn't care for the answer. Lionel's actions a couple hours ago just weren't what a boyfriend would do! "Say something to me, Mary!" He pleaded still, and my lips twitched. I heard Conner whisper something else again! If he didn't want to freaking be here with Lionel then he could just leave!

My eyes twitched and I growled, wide-eyed. "Tell your stupid little friend down there to SHUT IT!" Something he'd said got under her skin. This WASN'T a Lovers Quarrel! We would make up in no time! But-but I'm not allowed to see him anymore...Dad had told me on the way home, "I forbid it! You cannot seem him anymore."

» To Be Continued

» Chapter 16 ★ "Trick or Treat, Dumb ass!"

The sprinklers in my lawn had been turned on; (Hmm, perfect timing?) driving Lionel and Conner away.

Halloween was just around the corner. And guess what, I was grounded! If I was lucky, they would let me go out just for tonight. They had too! It was Hallow's Eve!

So I asked this Morning.

Dad and Mom looked... different. I knew it was too soon to ask Dad for forgiveness of my 'Choices', but maybe Mom would be reasonable here?

"Nope." Mom rolled her eyes at me, sipping her [lmao typed "cocky" @ first] morning coffee while traditionally raising up her pinky. I guess it helped balance the mug or something?

I didn't even ask her anything yet, and I get a 'No.' T.T

I pouted, "Be reasonable, Mom!" I didn't look at Dad. I could just imagine what was going threw his head, and even when he dragged me home that night. "How could you be inside HIS HOUSE!?" I mocked him in my mind.

This time, I felt as if I should hang out with Sharon. Go trick or treating or something. Heck, we haven't hung out in ages! But would it work this time? I mean, I wouldn't be with Lionel...

"Why should I," She pointed to herself, and gazed over at Dad on the couch- "Or your Father trust you after last night?"

Waaaaaaait, since when did she PAY ATTENTION!? What happened to the 'Uh huh' as in answering all my questions? What happened to THAT easy-to-handle Mom?

"Because I'm, Mary! And I think I deserve another chance to show you I can be trusted again..." That sounded a bit cocky in my head.

Dad was still obscure, he raised a brow, "Plan on hanging out with "Sharon" again?" Sarcasm, good one Dad. But he was the one who assumed I would be that time.

Yeah, Actually, I AM. THIS time. . .

I only nodded. "I am, Just for tonight. . . and after, I'll shut up and take my punishment like a big girl, Daddy." I haven't called him that since I was a little girl. Halloween only comes once a year, I'm missing a once in a life time chance here! And I didn't plan on running into Lionel tonight. He didn't seem like the type to go Trick or Treating. And I didn't plan on coming to his house and begging for candy either.

Mama sighed and shrugged, "Then, go. Mar. Hang out with Sharon. But stay away from you-know-who. Trust is a very breakable thing you know." I could hear the doubtfulness in her voice though. But they still LOVED me, enough to trust me even now, because I was there only daughter. And because all teenagers make mistakes. I hugged the both of them awkwardly- Only dad- Mom's hug lasted longer, because she said Yes.

Dad wouldn't let it go that easily, I've already heard the lecture last night. The Talk. Lionel this... Lionel that. Blah blah blah. I understood I couldn't see him again. Geez. "Curfew, Mar. Be back around 10." I guess that was decent... at least I could go out.

"Okay, Dad, that seems fair. . ." I grinned and kissed him on the cheek. I called up Sharon and I was glad she wasn't busy tonight, we would go Trick or Treating after all! The hours went on by; I looked out the Living room window and it was dark enough to head out. I already saw short Trick or Treaters outside holding their parents hands. I hoped we wouldn't go all out on Candy this year.

I grabbed my Pumpkin Basket from a corner and dashed out in my lame Ghost costume, I'm so lame. The only way you could tell it was a Ghost was the white bed sheet on the top of my head extending down to my feet. Ha. I was so not into it. Sharon met me halfway on the sidewalk and waved most-eagerly. Sharon flashed a smile and hugged me as if we've been separated for years. We hugged like any two best friends did.She had always been busy with School. She was Cinderella for Halloween! With a huge dress, and glass heels. Ha, Cinderella and the Ghost-wannabe. Nice.

"I missed you. T_T" She said, her voice upset. But in a second or two we'll be happy again. Hello, IT'S HALLOWEEN~!

"Sorry, sorry! I missed you too!" She finally let go and pretended to dry off no tear, I rolled my eyes, Drama Queen. She swang her Pumpkin Basket -which will soon be FULL of candy- and we headed to the nearest house. It was creepy; But COOL! The whole house had a large amount of cobwebs covering it all. And fake spiders around the porch that looked real to the naked eye. A black cat was sitting near the window purring and grooming itself. The window was open just slightly open to let in the fresh, Halloween air. Sharon rang the doorbell twice and we saw an elderly women from the window coming to the door, Great! Mrs, Brown was always so giving.

She presented us 5 packs of TWIZZLERS Twists and 3 packs of Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum, AWESOME!

We held up our Baskets to our chest, appreciative while she poured all her goodies in our baskets. "Thank you Mrs, Brown. >W<" We both said in unison. And went onto the next house. It wasn't decorated. "Oh, what a boring looking house." I said cheerlessly, with a face like, =_= Sharon's eyes glittered at the amount of Candy she had stocked, "Man~! I hope this next person is as nice as Mrs, Brown!" I nodded in agreement. "Yeah. =w=" Even though these people who lived here seemed spirit-less.

And it was my turn to ring the doorbell this time, I rang it about 5 times, what was holding them? No spirit for Halloween. No candy. I guess. D:

God, off all houses we come by Conner's!

". . ." He stood in front of the door, leaning against it. His baby sister, -I guessed-, was adorable and dressed up as Tinkerbell for Halloween. She had the whole green outfit and everything! She looked ready to head out the door, but we were in the way. Conner scowled at us two for being in their way, it looked like as if he was being forced to take her Trick or Treating. What a great brother. NOT. She took one shy step closer to me, and pulled on my Costume, "... Trick...or... TWEET! >W<" She looked up at me with a spirited smile, with red, chubby cheeks.

Sharon's face had glee all over all of a sudden, she kneeled down to the little girls' height, "Hehe. ♥ Your supposed to go to other people's houses and say that! Not wait until someone comes to yours." She laughed.

Well, that was true enough. But she was just so darn cute! I ignored that and stared dead on Conner. That... dumb ass.

And I kicked my foot out, "TRICK OR TREAT, DUMB ASS!" I almost took my Basket and swung it at him. Rawr. I didn't like him. He was weird. And... gay.

Sharon's mouth fell to the ground, she tried picking it up but was clamping her palms around the cute little girls' ears after my curse, virgin ears, VIRGIN EARS! She looked about 5-ish, 6-ish. "O_O WHAT THE HECK, MARY!?" She shouted, bewildered. And just like that- my mood changed like how you would turn on and off a light switch.

I became over-bearing I'd say, "What? This is me being nice!" I tried to give this, eerie creepy smile. it was funny.

I looked at Conner-Dumb ass with a petulant look, "Where'z mah canday?"

Sharon had no idea why I was acting this way all of a sudden, and the cute little girl was anxious for some reason. SUGAR HIGH!!

Conner was quite for a second, the Fall leaves from outside fluttered into his house, he watched them so absent mindely, then said, "I don't have any candy for you."

I shot a glare, "What? Why not!?" Preposterous. Who DOESN'T have candy on Halloween!? Then I noticed the 'you' part, oh, so it's personal IS IT!?

My fists were cravin' to punch him the face, but then his little baby sister would see violence. . . And Sharon was freaked out as it was. Though I saw a bit entertainment in her eyes.

After looking at me up and down, he looked off and said, "Nice consume." I could tell he tried to suppress a laugh or two.

"NICE FACE!" Oh yeah, WHAT NOW!? Fall back!

"Thank you." His mouth pulled up into a fake smile.

"Wasn't a compliment." I growled.

"Then, no thank you." He answered, still with the fakeness.

"Your very, very, NOT welcome." I said.

"What are you supposed to be anyway? A bed?"

"Har har. No! A ghost!" Okay. . . so maybe a simple bed sheet DID seem like I was a Bed... or not.

Sharon laughed. And the little girl gave a fruitful look, I don't think she had any idea as to what was going on.

Conner looked as if he had another come-back to say, but before I could hear it I moved my hand to the door knob and got the last word, "BE PREPARED NEXT YEAR!!" and SLAMMED his door right in front of his face. Nothing personal little girl. . .

Sharon half-screamed and almost fell on her butt backward. She gave me the most confused- WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU face. That I couldn't help but to laugh. That was all amusing... and she knew it.

Inside the house, The little girl was a bit startled and surprised... Conner held his baby sisters' hand, as if Mary did NOT just do that! He handled annoying girls like him, "Told ya, Sara. The freaks always come out on Halloween Night."

Sara pouted and could only see the door in front of her, ". . .Still wanna go Twick or Tweating, Bwotha."

Conner sighed and nodded, opening the door just to find a bunch of candy hurled at him and the two girls running away.

» To Be Continued

» Chapter 17 ★ "Tee-pee The House, with DRAMA LATER!? OH, GREAT!"

Mary and Sharon were in such a laughable mood right now, that they're laughter would soon become contagious. The remaining ToT's were roaming around the side walks and streets merrimently. The moon glistened on each human in costume, werewolf, vampire, whatever.

Sharon wiped off a tear from her cheek with her finger, giggling. "That... was awesome! I have no idea why-" She sniffed her nose, like getting a cold right that second. "But... Less candy. T_T" She pointed in her basket. She checked inside Mary's and she had more, "You threw more at him?" She asked.

Mary smiled. Having a BIG case of the giggles. Though Conner COULD have reacted better, he was boring. If it was Lionel she had threw the candy at...

"Grabbed a handful." Mary stated. Thrilled for more fun with her Partner in Crime. They were still young and needed to have as much fun as possible! But when they turn 18, some "fun" things might be illegal.

"Hahaha!" She held her sides, as if her appendix were about to burst from laughter. Jeez. I laughed too though, her laugh was contagious. And a small amount of little boys and girls stared laughing too. The parents just looked at us as if wanting to say, 'Young people these days have no respect!'


After playing Ding Dong Ditch at some big looking Villa, when the resident walked out, he wasn't happy, me and Sharon could hear his grumbles and the door slam inside. We hid in their vineyard. Laughing our butts off. When we escaped the vicinity and walked back to the streets where the ToT's roamed, Sharon's eyes fired up for a second. I wonder what she was thinking...

She gave an evil laugh and smile, "Heh heh. >=D I gots another fun idea!" She told me, rubbing her palms together like some evil Scientist. I was already thrilled. Any plan of hers would be EPIC FUN!

"What, what, what!?" I asked fast, impatient.

"Two letters. TP."


Mary blinked, she didn't get abbreviations. ". . . TP?" Then she thought if over for a minute, feeling dumb as the light bulb on top of her head went off. Oh!

Sharon face palmed herself, but laughed of course. "... Hmm. But which house? We've pretty much already Ding Dong Ditched like, every house now. We need a new victim."

I pondered that for a split second, the thought came easy to me. Conner. "Sharon, go back to your house and bring FIFTY rolls of Toilet Paper. . . I gotta victim~" She snickered to herself. This time she was the evil Scientist.

Sharon just screamed, 'WHIPPIE!' and bolted back home to get the supplies.

When she got back, it wasn't even a minute sooner. She was quick. "I BE BACK! OWO" She said, handing over a whole pack of Toilet Paper. The good quality kind for throwing high off into places! When we ventured back to Conner's house, The lights were turned off. Maybe they had no candy to offer after all. Or maybe no one was home. Conner was gone. PERFECT CHANCE!

"This is TOO easy," I told her, tearing off the plastic wrap that covered the rolls, grabbing a handful and eying his roof. . . heh heh.

She started out with throwing 3 rolls, landing on his roof and rolling down it. Then threw more on his trees, trailing up and over, plunking to the ground. Some even stayed on the tree without rolling down!

Sharon ripped small pieces of toilet paper off the roll and scattered them all over the lawn. Lots and lots of small pieces of paper all over. >=] I threw some more rolls over high branches in trees. "Mwahahah! THIS IS SO FUN!" I shouted, but made sure to not make to much noise.

Sharon nodded and smirked, getting Imaginative as she tyed bows around the front porch lights. Nice touch there.

When we were all out, we heard a branch snap over us. And the shadow figure with a red hood that covered his identity jumped down and charged at us. We both gasped, regretting the TP parade.

Sharon humiliatingly ran around in a circle while being chased by the strange man, and with a simple delicate poke, she was on the ground head first. WOW! "WE'RE SOOORRRYY! WE DIDN'T MEAN TO!" She tapped out, what, was this Wrestling?


"Better be," His voice was low with pay back.

I stared wide with shock, and a little scared too. Before the hooded man let down his hood, revealing himself with a cocky laughter. Sharon was on the ground, shamefully still apologetic.

"You guys are really retarded you know that? This isn't even my house you just TP'd." Conner said, looking at the both of us.

Wait. WHAT!?


"Uh, no."

"LIES! Your just saying that so we don't get the satisfaction and just feel STUPID!"

Conner ignored me still smiling- looking at all the destruction we'd created. "Nice job there. Who's idea was that?" He pointed at the drive way- the toilet paper had been placed all over to make the word, 'LOSER.'

I was sure this was his house... Huh. I pointed dramatically at him, "WHATEVER. I KNOW MY SENSE OF... DIRECTION!"

Sharon got up from the ground, dusting off the dirt on her clothes. Her knees were still a bit shaky at the attack... "Er, now that you mention it... I remember a Teal house... that one's Red, Mary. . ." She sweat dropped. Feeling the dumbness numb in as well. Why couldn't of she mentioned that sooner!?

All our efforts... T^T Wasted on strangers.

Conner walked a few steps toward me now, "Now it's your turn," Like he'd said to himself before, he'd handled annoying girls in his own way.

"My turn WHAT?" I held my fists up to my chest, like a boxer. Sharon had already gotten her scare. I guess it was my turn. HAH.

"To apologize,"

"Why? I thought this wasn't even your house?" I raised an eyebrow, HA! CAUGHT IN THE ACT!

"Still, I bet when the owners of the house get back they'll have to deal with all of this. It's a nuisance, an annoying one. Kinda like you."

Party pooper.

Sharon looked cluelessly at me, wondering what move I would make now. It would be a good idea to leave now... they were the only ones around the house and would be called out as the TP'ers. Unless they pointed the finger at Conner, IF it wasn't really his house.

"Hmm... lemme think about it," I really didn't. "No."

Well this would be a challenge, Mary's stubbornness won awards and even medals. Even with Conner, Sharon still felt like the third wheel, she sighed. Wondering why it always happened that way with Mary. She didn't want to be compete with her...

"I'll tell your Boyfriend on you."

"Huh? Lionel. . .?" I felt a bit hurt hearing his name, and it reminded me of the time BOTH Lionel and Conner were outside my window... why was Conner there with Lionel anyway!?

"Yup. I'll tell him your cheating on him, with me."

. . .This guy is NUTS! Mary was mad now, really wanting to punch him now. "WHAT THE HELL!? I DON'T EVEN LIKE YOU!"

"Oh really? Shall we state the facts? 1. You act stupid when it comes to me because you really like me deep, deep inside because I'm the type you would want over Lionel. We have the same taste in books, what do you have in common with Lionel anyway? You hated him in the past. 2. You wanted to TP my house. And It's the thought that counted even if it wasn't really mine you TP'd."

Sharon turned stone cold numb. As if she'd just gotten a stab threw her gut and the after effect was this. "...B-boyfriend? ...Lionel?" Mary even said it; Lionel and her were going out... but that night when she was mad at him, she'd wondered if they'dve broken up...

She wished she could take that back, she was too focused and enraged at Conner. That she thought he was the only person around. "... Is it true Mary? Is that why you haven't hanged out with me? Because you been with... him? We promised... we wouldn't let him get in the way of our friendship... She looked down, giving off a sadder look in her eyes. This was the first time they'd hung out in a while. Mary was inflamed at Conner. It was his fault for bringing such a thing up!

"N-NO! We're still BEST FRIENDS-" Tears formed in my eyes, cutting off my next words.

"How long Mary? How long have you two been together...?"

Conner took a step back, he really didn't know what he just caused. Madness for sure. He'd've just wanted to prove a point, and it started all of this Drama. Just over Lionel.

Mary wouldn't forgive him for bringing it up. Ever. She really did want to wait until the right time to tell her...

Sharon shook her head and ran off then, no use in finding out when. If it was Now, that's all she needed to know.

» To Be Continued

» Chapter 18 ★ "Story Time!"

Sara sat around the Tea Party table that was as small and short as her, accompanied by Mr and Mrs Teddy just sitting across from her. She was kicking her feet under the plastic table full of play and fun. She perked up and asked Mr Teddy, "Wood yew wyke mow Tea, Mr, Teddy?" Sara let her imagination get the best of her. And Mr Teddy nodded and she poured him another cup of invisible Tea. -The whole Tea Set was plastic- "Dwink up, MR TEDDY! ^W^" She said with bliss. Mr Teddy was one of her favorites. He wasn't as quite as Mrs Teddy- She looked at Mrs Teddy with a look of uncertainty, she hasn't even drank all of her Tea, so no refill for her until she does!

She sighed and scooted her chair in, excusing herself and walking out of the room. She wanted to see what her favorite brother Conner was up to. It was trickling down today, the rain hit the windows pretty hard. Halloween was the past now, she wanted to eat more candy though... There wasn't much she could do on Rainy Days but improvise and watch Sesame Street or Barney. She liked Sesame Street because everyone was so unique and friendly when they talked to her into the screen. She liked Barney because well, he was just so fat and purple.

Sara trotted her small feet into Conner's room -which was opened a crack- and peeked in to find him reading a book at the edge of his bed. He looked into it. Sara tried sneeking in like a spy on The Spy Kids, and rolled on the ground just under Conner. The book covered his face, and she read the title of it backwards. "Pomeo and Fuliet?" She asked. And Conner slid the book just under his chin, enough to see Sara.

"It's Romeo and Juliet, Sara." He corrected her. Sometimes- he'd just thought she mis-pronounced things on purpose to annoy him. Sara tilted her head and said, "Mew~ I kant wead it bakwads lyke tis bwotha." The girl reached up to Conner's face- pinching his nose and making a funny sound come out when Conner spoke, "Stop that, Sara! I sound funny when you do that." Sara giggled and released with a sigh.

"I'mmm bowwwedd! I VANT TO DO SOTHIN OTHER THAN TEA PAWTIES!" She argued. And Conner sighed, "Sara. I took you Trick or Treating, was that not enough?"

She shook her head, "N-no!!" And yelled.

Conner got a bit put up with her always wanting to spend Sister Brother time with him everyday of his life, this was what happens when your parents don't spend enough time with their daughter. They feed her to ME.

"Alright, Alright! How 'bout... I tell you a story?"

Sara smiled hugely, and clapped her hands as her excitement stirred. "YAY! Stowy time, Stowy time, STOWY TIMEE!" Conner picked her and sat her on his bed, putting the book down.

"Okay, listen very very carefully Sara. This is a true story." Conner almost gave a small smile, and Sara nodded with ready-to-hear ears.

"...It all started a couple months back, the Library had been getting a lot of people in, you see, and I came in about every day and read Adventure Books. I saw this girl there- reading the same book as I. I didn't know if she was checking it out or not, but it seemed like she was in a hurry to finish because she needed to return it. Anyway, I sort of thought she was cute. But you know me, I'm not much of a talker when it comes to girls. I started watching her everyday she came in, it was always right on time, after school. Sometimes she was there with her friend too." He stopped to see if Sara was paying any attention at all.

And she was. "Ooh ooo oo! Did ya tell hew you wike her? Did ya, did ya, did ya??"

Conner shook his head, "No... but back to the story, I started to realize she'd came in everyday I have, but later on in the day, lately, she's been getting distracted. She doesn't read much, and just finds herself looking around the room with this... saddened expression on her face. Like something was wrong with her. Like she couldn't do the things she'd love to do anymore. I thought it was depression or something. But anyway, I started to see clearly then- this one boy, my friend, seemed fond of her. And she seemed scared of him. Scared of loving him? I dunno."

This time Sara looked sad in the eyes, a tender look in them. ".... Aww... she awedy find someone else?" Conner looked down and poked her nose, "Lemme finish, you little distraction." Maybe if he'd made his move before Lionel stepped in. It could have been Mary and Conner.

"Me and Lionel were good buds, though he was a bit pervy when it came to Mary, and...well, other girls..." He didn't want to get into all that "Player" nonsense with his baby sister.

"But when he looked her in the eyes, that time at the Library, and that time at his house... he loved her. And Mary was just awkward around him sometimes, but she would work on it. Work on returning his feelings. But- that's beside the story. Mary hates me now."

I was surprised I chose this story to talk about to a 5 year old, but what shocked me the most that Sara started crying. Her face was tormented- this was a first. "Sara! What happened?!" She sobbed on my lap, looking up with a trying smile, "I-It so s-sad... she hates yew now?? And do yew still wike her??"

Guess Story Time was over now.

"...She still wants to be with my friend, and she doesn't even think of me as a friend. More like someone who you put pranks on and be rude to." He shook his head and remembered not to say anything further; Sara was bawling her eyes out.

"S-Sorry for that... this particular story has no Happy Ending. I promise my next one I tell you will have a Happy Ending, like those TV shows you watch that have one..." Sara nodded and tackle hugged Conner's shoulder.

Lionel didn't deserve her, but I'm only saying that because I do. She wanted to tell him she loved him back, but it just never happened. Saying those 3 words to someone should be that person you'd be together forever with, someone you'd want to marry. Someone like me.

Sara stepped off the bed and wanted to go back to her Tea Party, she held Conner's door knob and said to him as she shut it, "Tell hur how yew feel before tha other guy does." And with that she was gone.

Conner looked over at the trickling rain on the window, in thought.

» To Be Continued

» Chapter 19 ★ "Not Yet, But Almost"

None of Mary's stupid little problems seemed to matter anymore. This was what she was afraid of. Loving someone, and in the process hurting a friend. But how could Sharon be so selfish?

Mary was signing when she walked her way to school; posters for the Last Dance of the year were around everywhere. She really wanted to go... but the Social Scene wasn't really her thing. She would more like it if she were at the Library, reading. That always seemed her comfort always had been when she wanted to just run away from reality.

But here she was; listening to her heart.

And no matter if her parents approved or disapproved of him, she still held feelings for him. That wasn't going to change anytime soon.

She was waiting until class ended for him to walk out of his room, counting the seconds ticking away on the clock in the hallway. The other students passed her, she thought of how to apologize. She had been so wrong and overreacted...

When he took a step out of the classroom, in a fleeting second Mary was shouting. "I'msorryLionel!Iwasbeingstupid-and-and,wellnotverySmart!" She took in a deep breath as she said everything in one go, waiting for a reply. But she couldn't read his blank expression.

She was being so melo-dramatic! So she didn't stop talking, and talking. "...I-I know...I mess up a lot, but you know why...I'm just scared. But I know one thing, It pains my heart seeing us apart..." What a cheesy thing to say.

Mary blushed, almost wanting to turn away and avoid the look on his face. It was so embarrassing for her to be spilling her guts like this...

Now, he couldn't just stand there and pretend she never said that could he?

"Wow... Smary." He finally broke the Ice. And for the first time in a long time he'd used that nickname for her.

Mary smiled on the inside. He called me Smary. . .

That had a big impact on her for once. So he wasn't mad anymore and they were still Boyfriend and Girlfriend.

Nothing seemed to matter at the time. And she took that opportunity. No one was watching nor listening to them. Or that's how it was inside her head.

"Lionel...there's something I've been wanting to tell you for a long time...-" Her blush darkened, and her mouth seized anymore words from coming out. She didn't close her eyes when he kissed her, she was too wide-eyed for that. Lionel had kissed her to keep her quite for at least some seconds. When the kiss ended, she knew that her feelings would always stay the same.

Lionel had pointed to one of the Posters on the walls, grinning. "No, save it for the Dance. I'm taking you. And I'm not taking No for an answer."

She hugged him eagerly and approved immediately. She'll tell him. . . Not yet, But almost.

» To Be Continued

» Chapter 20 ★ "The Three Words Finally Spoken"

It didn't take long for the School Dance to come, it was tonight. And Mary did nothing but make sure everything went right. Though her parents forbidded she be having any fun since she was still grounded, and the fact she was still going to go no matter what...just proved how much she wanted to go with Lionel. -And her rebellious side- And to finally tell him how she felt.

Tonight was a Friday, a very lucky day for Mary. Her parents were very lenient today. And they seemed to build trust with her more and more all over again. Hopefully, enough to un-ground her for good?

Her Mom had picked out a pretty Pink dress for her the weekend before. They knew it was the Last Dance of the school year. So she should go. But they didn't know it was with Lionel...and she wasn't exactly going to tell them. When they announced that she was officially off punishment, she couldn't of been happier. Tonight would just be about Lionel and Her. Nobody else! And no one will cause a distraction for them! If they do, they'll be sorry.

Mary stared at herself into her bathroom mirror, her mom had made her into a clown! So much makeup, blush. But she looked pretty for once. She felt pretty for once. Mom had truly outdone herself.

"You look so beautiful tonight, Darling!" Mom bragged, giggling like a little school girl. This was a right of passage for Mary. She'd never been to a school dance before...

"T-thanks!" She didn't even need to blush, the makeup was doing it for her.

A couple hours later after straightening her hair, putting on the finishing touches, she still wanted that yellow bow she'd always kept in her hair to be there on this special night. The heels she'd worn were hard to walk in, but doable once practiced.

Her parents drove her to the school, in the car she picked up her Pink dress and got out of the car. She really wanted to see what Lionel would wear tonight. She looked back at her Parents' and smiled, "The dance ends at 10, so I'll see you guys then!" She ran off toward the school and her parents' yelled, "Have fun at the dance!"

Mary looked around the decoration and the lights, once she arrived in Gym where the actual dance took place, there was a big banner that said, "Save the Last Dance." The dance would be taking place in the Gym, since it was so big. Mary was looking around for only one person, Lionel. But she couldn't find him anymore...

"...Lionel?" She had touched someones' shoulder who she thought was Lionel from the back. And frowned. "Sorry." She turned away embarrassed and went to get herself some Punch. She gulped it down and the Dj began to play a slow song for the audience. Everyone had partners, but Mary didn't.

"Care for a dance, Smary?" Mary turned quickly at the sound of the voice, and pouted crushing his foot. He screamed. "What took so long!" She asked him. Suddenly pulled into his embrace.

"Sorry, I was contemplating my future, and I thought it would be nice if you were in it," He whispered in her ear, making her flush.

Nice line... what'd you stare into a mirror for 2 hours for that one? She laughed. "By the way, you look HOT tonight, Mary." Lionel commented on her dress, and Mary said the same to him. Still pervy as ever...

Everyone moved slowly to the song, Mary had her chin on Lionel's shoulder, dancing the night away. She knew this song would be They're song.

Sharon had arrived in time for the song, she didn't bring a date or anything. She just wanted to be on good terms with her best friend again. She hadn't forgotten the promise she made with Mary long ago in the Library. That both of them were going to go to one dance in their life together, and LIKE it.

Sharon spotted Mary and Lionel and smiled for them. They make a good couple... She had to admit to herself. She spotted a big guy she recognized sitting alone on a chair. Ron.

She walked up to him and moved threw the slow dancers, she felt pity for Ron... all alone like that. But there was another just the same. Only staring at Mary and Lionel the whole time.

Ron had his head down, but forced it up when he heard footsteps nearing him. "Sharon! How 'bout a dance? Just one song. And if you don't like it at all, completely disgusts you, step on my foot or something. Or kick me in the-"

Sharon waved a hand and made a face. "Okay, okay! I'm in, just don't finish that sentence." She sighed and rolled her eyes, walking with Ron to the dance floor.

Conner sighed deeply depressed. Now it was just him without a date. He couldn't help remembering his sisters words, Tell her how you feel before he does... That's impossible. Not when Lionel is gonna beat him to the punch anyway. But he had to try!

He walked over behind Lionel, tapped him on the shoulder and said, "Can I cut in?" Lionel looked confused, and Mary scowled when the moment was ruining. NO! You can't!

Lionel shrugged, "Sure, buddy. Go ahead. Your alright with that right Mary? I'll go get us some drinks, Conner's nice. I can trust him."

Mary's eyes bugged. What...!? No no no! She crossed her arms and huffed. I'll just wait until he gets back... no way I'm dancing with this- Mary's thoughts were cut in just like Conner cut in on their moment, "Sorry about- you know..." Mary cut in and still looked where Lionel had gone. "Save it. I don't want to hear it." She said coldly. "And exactly when do you plan to tell your best friend about this? He said he could trust you...what a joke." But this kind of situation reminded her of Sharon.

She didn't want anything ruining this night, it was supposed to be Drama-free. "Please, just leave." She looked him in the eyes. She felt sorry for him. "Mary, I like you, but I guess it won't make a difference. See you around." He left the room then, and Mary looked shocked.

"I'm back. What's up? Why'd Conner just leave like that...?" Lionel had two drinks in his hands, handing one to Mary.

"Huh, oh... nothing." She set the drink down and looked as if she wanted to say something important. She moved her face inches closer to his, coming in for his lips. She kissed him, and when they're lips parted she told him in his ear.

Sharon had to admit, Ron was a good dancer... she saw Mary and Lionel dancing together and Sharon saw Lionels' mouthing of words, four of them.

“I love you, too.”

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Papa's on teh way!!
She gonna be BUSTED!

lol but I dun like Connor as much as Lionel XD
Lionel was there first <3
Posted 10/3/09 , edited 10/3/09

pshh you cant count him out just yet O:
he hasnt even SAID anything really XD
But yeaaa XD
Lionel was there first and will alwaysz be my fave =3=
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mwahahaha yep,yay for badd boyys XD
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She technically didn't lie to her dad though T__T HE'S the one that assumed she was going to Sharon's place T___T
And she's being kinda mean to Lionel again >___<
He just didn't want to get in between the girl he loves and her dad T_____T Any boy would do something the same ish >__<
I would hate my boyfriend *if I had one* if he got between me and my dad, because it would make my dad not like him and I'd want my dad to see that he was mature D: He did the manly thing T___T
Poor Lionel D:
He was smart and THEN stupid =__=

Posted 10/9/09 , edited 10/10/09
LONG post embiee XP always seem to point out how freaking STUPID my characters are XD

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Sorrryyy ^^'
I don't mean to ^^'
It's my natural response when I get so into a story ^^'
I get told by SOME PEOPLE that I think things over too much =w=
Posted 10/9/09 , edited 10/10/09
i guess iCOULD forgive you since your such an awesome FAN <3
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lol
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*fangirl scream*
lol thanks XD
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Romeo :: Juliet... I LOVE YOU!!
Juliet :: Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo!?
Romeo :: Uhhh... Because that's what my parents named me?ANYWAYS! Juliet!! MARRY MEEEEEEE!!! T____T
Posted 10/10/09 , edited 10/10/09

since her did DID assume she was going to Sharon's, and she coulda just said she WASNT.
So there.
I feel better now :D
makes sense once you think through it~

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Maybe she didn't hear him clearly >___<
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Oh, she did.

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