“So, who is this guy? Anyone I know?” Theo sucked down the rest of Mandy’s milkshake. She punched him.

“Stop it, you two. He’s Cy Green, Mandy’s cousin. He just moved here from Seattle.” Beck sighed dreamily. “He’s hot.”

“Ew…” said Mandy and Theo together.

“Mandy’s cousin?” continued Theo. “Isn’t that, like, incest?”

“No, idiot, Beck’s not my sister or anything.” Mandy said scornfully.

“Hmm…” said Theo, craning his neck to look at the counter. “Is he blond? With kind of a long nose? And brown eyes?”

“Uh, yeah…” said Beck suspiciosly. “How do you know that?”

“They just called his name up at the counter…looks like he likes milkshakes too…” Theo grinned wickedly. “Oy, Cy!” he bellowed.

“Hide me!” squealed Beck, shooting out of the booth and into the one behind it. Mandy attempted to follow her, but Theo grabbed her with both arms and hauled her back in beside him. “Secret reconnaissance!” he whispered into her ear.

“You’re stupid, Theo.” muttered Mandy, blushing.

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