11. Pep Rally, original chapter posted 6/16/06
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*Mike looks up, terrified.*
Mike: It hasn’t even started yet?
*Lucy sticks out her tongue, looking sick.*
Lucy: I’m getting a headache.
Yashy: Hey, Flea? Why’s this pep rally such a big deal to you, anyway?
Yashy: I know it’s boring, but isn’t school just like that?
*Lucy gets more and more uncomfortable.*
[Lucy narrates a small flashback.]
Lucy (narrating): It’d be cool if we could escape and get home early like last year, but they’re being way stricter this time around.
*Mike and Lucy frolic outside the school.*
[Back to the current moment.]
Yashy: You got cheer phobia or something?
Mike: Not exactly. It’s really just because of--
Band: And let’s begin! A-one and a-two and…
*Mike’s face falls.*
Mike: .. Oh no.
*The background fills with loud band sounds. Mike seizes up.*
*Mike clings to Lucy.*
Mike: MAKE IT STOOOOOOP!!
Yashy: What’s wrong with you?!
*Mike covers his ears.*
Mike: IT’S TOO LOOOUUUUD!! OOOOOOOWW!!
Yashy: Sounds fine to me.
*The cheerleaders begin to perform.*
Crowd: It’s starting!
*Smiling, Daisy turns back to address the band.*
Daisy: Okay, we’re ready to begin!
*Daisy walks out into the open, waving her arms.*
Daisy: Hello everyone! Thank you for joining us for this year’s FINAL pep rally!
*Katie scowls in the background.*
Katie: Like, showoff
*Mike faints onto Lucy.*
Daisy: There’s so much planned for today! Amazing stunts, fun games, and lots of LOUD music! So put your hands together and welcome…
Daisy: Roseville Middle School’s Cheerleader Squad~!!
David: OH YES!
[A giant sign covers the panel with the text “Insert provocative dance routines here”.]
*The cheerleaders raise their arms as confetti falls.*
Cheerleaders: TAD DAH!!
*David and Paulo have nosebleeds.*
Paulo: Absolutely fantastic.
David: I’m dizzy from the blood loss.
*Mike remains collapsed on Lucy.*
Mike: so.. loud..
Lucy: oh my
Paulo: That’s just the power of love~! ♥
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