Intermission: Lucy’s Birthday, original chapter posted 11/8/06

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Lucy’s Birthday — Page 1



*Mike looks down at a piece of paper, gloomily.*
Mike: Hmm..

*Tess walks over.*
Tess: Something on your mind, Mike?
Mike: Oh, hi, Tess..

*Mike rests his cheek on his hand and smiles hesitantly.*
Mike: Today’s Lucy’s birthday.
*Tess looks excited.*
Tess: Ah, are you guys planning a surprise party?
Mike: Pff, not this time.

*Mike begins a flashback of various scenes from Lucy’s past birthdays.*
Mike (narrating): No matter what I do..
*Lucy glances at a bush, smiling.*
Lucy: Don’t cut yourself on the thorns there.

*Mike jumps out at Lucy, grinning.*
Mike: SUR--
*Lucy looks completely unsurprised.*
Lucy: Oh, hi
Mike (narrating): .. Lucy figures it out before I even get a chance.

*Mike pops down from the ceiling, holding a present while upside down.*
Mike: SU--
*Lucy looks at him with little reaction.*
Lucy: What are you doing?

Mike (narrating): I’ve basically run dry on ideas, so there really isn’t a point in trying anymore.
*Mike smiles nervously and scratches his head.*

*Paulo appears with a confident grin.*
Paulo: Leave it up to me, then!
*Tess and Mike look at him blankly.*

*Paulo grins and points to himself.*
Paulo: Me and Dave’ll set up a surprise party that’ll be SO awesome she’ll lose her mind. And reward me after you all go home.
*Daisy looks on, smiling. Abbey looks annoyed. David stares angrily at Paulo.*
David: Why’s it gotta be you?!

*Mike regards Paulo with disdain.*
Mike: I await your inevitable failure.
Paulo: Yeah, you wish!

[Caption: And, so..]
*David ties a balloon around a tree.*

*David, Paulo and Abbey stand in a clearing. Balloons cover the trees. A cake, topped with candles in the shape of “14”, sits on a table. A stack of party hats lay beside it.*
David: I.. think that’s the last one.
*Paulo crosses his arms, looking pleased.*
Paulo: Great! Daisy should be calling the birthday girl over as we speak..
*Abbey scratches his chin.*
Abbey: Aren’t the balloons a pretty obvious giveaway?

Author commentary

Veronica: Hey, our female protagonist hasn’t had a birthday yet! We should be celebrating that sometime soon, right? Well, today is Lucy’s lucky day!

It’s too bad she’s too much of a wet blanket to just let Mike have one day where he can surprise her :( For someone who is half-deaf she sure is perceptive!

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Reader comments

Comment ID #107969

…I think Abbey is right…

RuBoo October 20, 2010, 10:07 AM EDT.

Comment ID #146089

Awwww, David looks SO Chute! :D

youwishyouknewmyname February 7, 2011, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #209223

I hope Lucy will like this.
Oh and this is the first birthday with 3 pages.I like that!
I just loooooooove b-days :love:!!!

ema February 15, 2012, 11:26 AM EST.

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