17. Unfulfilled Fantasy, original chapter posted 8/6/06

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Unfulfilled Fantasy — Page 12



[The first panel shows the contents of a handwritten letter: … So I haven’t really had a lot of time! I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to write again, but I’ll do my best, okay? I’ll be thinking of you. Love, Sandy ♥]

*Mike looks up at the sky.*

*Mike closes his eyes in thought.*
Mike (thinking): It’s very peaceful tonight. I bet everyone’s already at prom..

*Mike glances over to a pair of trees.*
Mike (thinking): We used to sit underneath these trees together..

*Mike recalls his young self sitting beneath a tree, crying.*
Mike (narrating): I couldn’t break the habit, even long after she left.

Mike (narrating): Until Lucy started showing up..
*Mike looks up, tears still in his eyes, surprised to see Lucy approach him. She’s clutching a large egg and looks angry.*

Mike (narrating): To find some reason to sit with me, instead.
*Lucy sits beside him.*
Lucy: This is boring.

Mike (narrating): And I couldn’t help it. I pictured Sandy beside me.
*Mike stares toward Lucy, an image of Sandy’s smiling face replaces her.*

Mike (narrating): It was so unfair of me. Just horrible..
*Mike continues to longingly stare at Lucy, who he is still picturing as Sandy. Lucy looks away from Mike, angry.*

Mike (narrating): And I knew she could tell.
*Lucy has her back toward Mike.*
Lucy: Mike.
*Mike snaps out of his imagination.*
Mike: ?

*Lucy looks back at Mike with tears in her eyes. Her lip is quivering.*
Lucy: Will you stop looking at me like that? She’s gone now, okay?!

*Lucy begins to shout angrily.*
Lucy: You know I should be the one crying, not you!

*Lucy turns away in a huff.*
Lucy: Just go back to ignoring me, will ya?

Lucy: I was getting used to it anyway! So leave me alone, just like before!
*Lucy stands up and rushes away, leaving Mike upset.*

*Lucy shouts as she runs away.*
Lucy: I’ll NEVER be like her and I NEVER want to be!

*Mike looks on, deeply sad.*
Mike: Lucy…

*Mike suddenly jumps up, waving for Lucy’s attention.*
Mike: WAIT!!

Author commentary

Veronica: Oh, right.. the prom is actually going on right now. You know the prom Daisy was advertising back in “Prom Preparation”? Yeah, that one. Guess all of Daisy’s attempts to get Mike to go with her failed, as well as everyone else who tried! Lucy wins again!!!!!!

I think there was a dance I was meant to go to once in middle school, I went there for a few minutes and then promptly left because I felt embarrassed. Turned out there was a ceremony celebrating me winning some award and they were gonna offer me a rose? I missed out!! And I was made to feel very bad about it the next day! Nobody told me!!! I was a lonely kid who couldn’t find any friends so I chose to go back home and play Super Mario RPG!

And honestly, I had a funner time playing that!

Anyway, enough of my embarrassing escapades. Lucy wouldn’t have felt embarrassed if she was in my shoes >8(

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Reader comments

Comment ID #150645

Yes, I feel bad for her. But it’s not like she couldn’t have made other friends.

bluesub6 March 7, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #173045

Well, some people just don’t connect to their peers easily. Some people don’t have compatible personalities, Lucy just is the sort of person ya gotta know for a while to fully appreciate. She doesn’t have the courage to put herself out there to make friends, and stick with them long enough for them to understand.

I’ve seen the like…

Biblioholic July 17, 2011, 11:19 PM EDT.

Comment ID #191787

There, there, Lucy. It will all get better from here…
… maybe…

Harris012 November 19, 2011, 2:27 AM EST.

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