January 26, 2012
Steeles - Round 18
"Come on Malcolm!" Mandy called from across the room. "Come join us! Quit being such a fuddy duddy!"
Malcolm moved his chess piece. "Thanks. I'll pass. I can't dance."
Leaning forward as she rubbed his back, she whispered, "Meet me outside in 5!"
"So," Gloria said, "Randy is pretty cute! Are you dating anyone else?"
Mandy shrugged. "I'm just having fun right now. Nothing serious."
Gloria smiled. "What do you say when they want to go steady? I hate breaking their hearts!"
Mandy nodded. "Yeah, why do they think just a few kisses means I'm ready to settle down and be in a relationship. I just want to have fun! Not pop out babies!"
"Exactly!" Gloria agreed. "I'm so glad I found someone that gets it! My sister Marissa thinks I'm easy because I like hanging with guys. She just wants to get married and start a family. Ugh! We should totally hang out!"
Mandy wrinkled her nose. "Man, I wish I could, but I'm heading off to college tomorrow!
"Too bad," Gloria sighed. "We could've been great friends!"
Mason slipped her some money. "I want you to be real good. No partying. Focus on school. Okay?"
Mandy just hugged him again. "I promise I'll do good in school!"
Mandy giggled. "Of course not!"
"No problem," she said, then boldly added, "You're kind of cute when you get all serious like that."
"Yeah?" Malcolm asked, pleased.
"Oh yeah!" she grinned.
Malcolm knew it was probably a bad idea... He was going steady with Heather... But, lately she'd been a little distracted.