25. Humble Approach, original chapter posted 10/7/06
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*Abbey, an Abyssinian cat with a tuft of hair on his head, kneels down and reaches out to Daisy.*
*Daisy looks up at Abbey.*
*Abbey smiles, comfortingly.*
Abbey: C’mon, Daisy. Let me help you up.
*Daisy takes Abbey’s hand and stands up.*
Daisy: You know my name?
Abbey: Don’t you remember me?
Daisy: Oh! You’re the top student in my English class, right?!
Abbey: Well, I suppose I’ve done okay so far..
*David pops in and points at Abbey.*
David: So he’s a nerd too!
*Abbey narrows his eyes at David.*
Abbey: And ignorance is a virtue?
Abbey: Anyway.. my name is Abbey, in case you forgot. I just noticed you looked rather sad today and I just.. well..
[A flashback to a moment in class between Abbey and Daisy is shown. Daisy excitedly raises her hand in the air to answer a question while Abbey smiles at her in the distance.]
Abbey (narrating): I’ve gotten so used to seeing you so chipper and excited in class!
*Abbey smiles at Daisy.*
Abbey: And now I see that spark is gone. Perhaps I could help? If you wanted to talk, I’m here..
*Daisy looks up, wide-eyed.*
*David and Paulo grin in the background.*
David: He’s gonna ask you out.
Paulo: He wants to tap that!
*Abbey turns to Paulo.*
Abbey: How could such an innocent proposal be read with any kind of sexual intent?!
*Paulo purses his lips.*
Paulo: ’Cuz you want to bone her.
*Abbey holds up his hands, shaking in frustration.*
Abbey: The thought never even crossed my mind! I wanted to offer a helping hand!
Paulo: Pfft, yeah, sure. As if a guy ever approaches a chick like that without sex on the brain, hahaha!
*Abbey grits his teeth, looking furious.*
Abbey: EXCUSE ME?!
*Abbey clenches his fist.*
Abbey: Is that all you think women are GOOD for, then?
*Paulo holds his arms behind his head, pouting.*
Paulo: Pretty much, fruitcake.
*Abbey smiles and gestures to Daisy, standing behind him.*
Abbey: A fair maiden like Daisy ought to be treated with dignity and respect.
*Daisy looks on in wonderment.*
*Abbey sparkles and smiles to Paulo.*
*Paulo raises his eyebrow, incredulously.*
Paulo: “Fair maiden”? What are you, from the middle ages?
*Abbey’s expression drops.*
Abbey: What is your ISSUE?
Paulo: I’m not the one with the medieval beliefs, ya weirdo!
*Daisy looks somewhat disgruntled.*
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