31. Carry On, original chapter posted 2/4/07
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*Mike swims in the pool, looking cheerful. Daisy watches him from a distance.*
*Daisy, wearing a black shirt and treading water, fawns over Mike, a blush on her face.*
Daisy: Mikie’s so athletic..
*Augustus, a Siamese cat with asymmetrical bangs, looks Daisy over.*
Augustus: Hello there.. “Daisy”, isn’t it?
*Daisy turns to Augustus, startled.*
Daisy: Huh? Umm, yeah?
Augustus: For one of those peppy cheerleaders, you sure cover a lot up. Is that a t-shirt?
Daisy: Uhh.. yeah..
[An image of Daisy in a cheerleader uniform, smiling and waving a pom pom.]
Augustus (narrating): I remember seeing you around back when my little brother played soccer in middle school..
*Augustus smiles at Daisy flirtatiously.*
Augustus: I guess that makes you a freshman now?
*Daisy looks uncomfortable.*
Augustus: You’re really cute! Stop being so nervous.
*Daisy dips lower into the pool and hides her face with her hands.*
Daisy: Cute?! But you’re way older than me!
Augustus: Not by a lot.
Daisy: And I’m so ugly right now!!
Augustus: How so?
Daisy: MY CURLS!!
*Augustus moves closer to Daisy.*
Augustus: There’s nothing wrong with curls..
*Daisy tries to smooth down her hair.*
Daisy: They frizz up as soon as they touch the water!
Augustus: Well, I think you look beautiful.
*Daisy’s eyes widen and she blushes.*
Gym teacher: Class! Gather at the shallow end!
*Augustus swims away, smiling. Daisy looks at him, blushing and confused.*
Students: Aww! Okay!
*The gym teacher stands in the water, wearing a black shirt and a whistle. A group of students gather around her to listen.*
Gym teacher: Now I know how horrible it is to see your teacher in a swimsuit, but bear with me here..
*Katie leans over to Mike, holding out her hand to whisper to him.*
Katie: Like, how come your girlfriend gets out of this without even asking? It’s not, like, fair!
*Mike looks annoyed.*
Mike: Okay, first of all..
*Mike puts a hand to his forehead in frustration.*
Mike: Oh, never mind. It’s just complicated and kind of a private thing, okay?
*Katie, frustrated, splashes her fists in the water.*
Katie: Oh my gawd! At least, like, give me a hint! It’s, like, messing up my hair and I’m just gonna end up smelling like WET DOG!!
*Mike glares at her.*
*Mike, looking irritated, yells at her.*
Mike: But you ARE a dog!
*Katie walks away, exasperated with her hands in the air.*
Katie: Ugh, never MIND!
Katie: Teacher! Teacher!
Gym teacher: What is it now?
Katie: I’m, like, allergic!
*Mike watches the conversation.*
Gym teacher: To what?
Katie: Um.. to water?
*Mike looks away and sighs.*
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