Not So Easily Brushed Off

Toonrmicon Author: Robotech_Master Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Chris Meadows spent his formative years in Jonesboro, Arkansas, followed by the small-town environment of Cassville, Missouri, before moving to Springfield to attend Southwest Missouri State U... Read Bio

Violet sighed. This was the third time this year. If their friendship kept ending like this, Violet might start thinking Rae didn’t like her or something.

She frowned, trying to figure out what she’d done this time. Then it hit her. “You…already know, don’t you?”

“Yeah,” Rae said flatly. “I do.” She turned away. “I gotta get to class.”

“Hey, wait!” Vi protested. “We gotta talk, there’s so much I need to know—”

“Ask your—” Rae faltered, not sure how to phrase it. “Your new friend,” she decided.

“She said I need to talk to you,” Vi whined. “C’mon, Rae, what is it? You haven’t acted like this since we both showed up at the fall dance wearing the same dress.”

Rae rounded on her. “It’s not a silly dress this time, okay?” she snapped. “I screwed up. I don’t wanna talk about it.”

Vi frowned. “But how is this a screwup? I think it’s pretty neat.”

Rae sighed. “We can’t talk about it here, okay? I’ll meet you after school.” Without waiting for an answer, she turned and walked off toward class.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Hmm, didn’t quite follow there. What does Rae already know? She knows Vi got a new scooter? That’s the only detail I can come up with, but I don’t see how that would explain her being angry.

  2. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    Except Vi didn’t get a NEW scooter. She got exactly the same old one, just taken apart and put back together to turn into a robot. To outward appearances it should be the same. Therefore, the only thing Vi could be excited about would be to have found it can turn into a robot, who happens to be Rae.

  3. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Hmm, so the robot told her she was a copy of Rae? Or it’s just cool that the scooter can now transform? I’ll keep thinking, and unless something pops up, this sequel is next on my to-do list.

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