A play about best friends helping each other.
Meanwhile back at Sullivan High School, Preston was heading straight to his friends Zachery, Marvin, and Martin, until someone grabbed him by his right arm, and it was Damon Collins up to no good again, along with his pals Jack, Ramon, and Sol. Damon and the gang started talking nasty garbage to Preston like a bunch of fools, and Preston hates it.
Damon: Good morning, sexy Hotkiss! Listen, after we graduate from this high school, me and you are gonna get married to each other, just me, you, and my guys, and we’re gonna have sex with each other all night and all day. Sex, sex, and more sex! What do you say, babe?
Preston: (angry.) MONSTER, KNOCK IT OFF!!! You guys need to get a life!! How dare you call me Hotkiss and babe?!! Just who do you think you are?!! We will not get married to each other when we graduate!! DO YOU HEAR ME?!!! I’m going to Full Sail College in Florida away from you four idiots!! Now if you creeps don’t mind, I’m going over to my friends!! NOW TURN ME LOOSE!!!
Damon: No! I love you too much, hotty!
Jack, Ramon, & Sol: (acting dumb.) So do we, honey. We’re all in love with you, Babe.
Preston: STOP IT!!! LET GO OF ME!!!
Coleen saw Preston in trouble again with the nasty gay guys. She disguised her voice as a wicked witch giving the gay guys a warning.
Coleen: HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH!!! Leave Preston alone or I will cast a very bad spell on you for nuts big time!!
Jack: Say boss, was that a witch I heard in this school?
Damon: I don’t know. Ramon, Sol, do you guys know?
Ramon: I don’t know either.
Sol: (frightened.) But if it is, LET’S CLEAR OUT!!!
And the gay guys ran for their lives, and left Preston alone.
Preston: SO LONG, SUCKERS!!!
Then Coleen came by Preston’s rescue to see if he’s okay.
Coleen: Hey Preston, are you okay?
Preston: No, I am not okay. I wish these gay guys would stop harassing me with their stupid garbage that I am not into. They keep chasing me around long enough, and this has got to stop.
Coleen Well they’re just stupid little children that won’t grow up, and won’t behave themselves.
Preston: I’m trying to stay far away from them as I could, but they keep following me around, and that’s bad!
Coleen: Well you’ve got me, honey, so don’t worry.
Preston: Thank you, Coleen.
Coleen: You’re welcome, dude.
And Preston and Coleen both walked over to Zachery, Marvin, and Martin so that they can stay with each other while walking to class.
Zachery: Hi ya, Preston! Hello, Coleen!
Coleen: What’s up, muchachos?!
Marvin: Nothing much. We were just getting our stuff from our lockers before we head for class.
Preston: Well I’ve got here just in the nick of time.
Martin: Alright! So shall we get going?
Coleen: Yes, I think we shall.
And the kids were on their way to their classes starting with Preston’s English class first with Ms. Lopez.
Preston: Well, you guys, this is my class. I will see you all later.
Coleen: Take care, Preston.
Zachery: See you, Preston.
Marvin & Martin: Later, my friend!
Preston walked in early and on time saying hello to Ms. Marina Lopez.
Ms. Lopez: Good morning, Preston.
Preston: (sadly.) Good morning, Ms. Lopez. Uh, we need to talk about Damon’s behavior. It’s very bad.
Ms. Lopez: Don’t worry about Damon. He’s going to get what’s coming to him, and it’s not very pretty.
Then Courtney Griffin stopped Preston from worrying what Damon’s going to do to him.
Courtney: Hey Preston, don’t pay any attention to what Damon says, or does to you. Just ignore him because he’s just an immature little boy that just doesn’t want to behave himself. He’s stupid.
Ralph Jamal Spinner: In other words, he does not want to think before he acts. That’s why he’s so evil.
Preston: Thanks, Ralphy. Thanks, Courtney.
Courtney: Hey, no problem at all, dude. Preston, you’re a real cool dude. You’re very special, no matter what Damon nor anyone else says to you. You’re real sweet, and I mean it.
Preston: Thank you, Courtney. You’re a real sweet and smart girl.
Courtney: Thank you, Preston. In fact, I would like to get together with you guys sometimes.
Preston: Of course. We can definitely squeeze you in, Courtney.
Courtney: Alright! Thank you!
Suddenly, all the other kids came in the class, including Damon Collins who couldn’t behave himself.
Ms. Lopez: Good morning, class.
Damon: WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU, FREAK!!!
Ms. Lopez: Damon, knock it off!! Your mouth is very terrible now or days!!
Damon: (coming on to Preston sexually.) Hey, that’s how it attracts my lover and he likes that. Right, Hotkiss?
Preston: Damon, stay away from me!! Do you hear me?!! I don’t want you coming here near me ever again!!
Damon: No, Hotkiss! After we graduate from high school, we’re gonna get married, and have hot sex with each other, me and you!
Preston: NO, DAMON!!! I told you, I’m going to college when I graduate to be the most greatest Hollywood film producers, and when I do, I will have the power to get rid of you!!
Ms. Lopez: Damon, you leave Preston alone this instant and head to your seat!!
Damon: No, I don’t have to!! So there!!
Preston: Monster, do what she says!!
Then suddenly, Bugsi Ann came in as well and saw Preston in trouble with Damon again. So Bugsi Ann used her pepper spray and sprayed Damon’s eyes with it.
Then Damon finally went to his seat real fast.
Damon: (to Bugsi Ann.) I’ll get you for this, Annette Funicello!!
Ms. Lopez: Thank you, Bugsi Ann.
Bugsi Ann: You’re welcome, Ms. Lopez.
Then Bugsi Ann went up to Preston.
Bugsi Ann: Are you okay, Preston?
Preston: I am now. Thank you, Bugsi Ann.
Bugsi Ann: You’re welcome, Preston. We’ll talk later, okay?
Then Bugsi Ann rushes to her seat.
Ms. Lopez: How is everybody doing today?
Everybody: We’re doing great!
Damon: But I’m better than the others!
Ms. Lopez: DAMON!
Damon: Hey, forget you, eh?!
Ms. Lopez: Hmm! Did anybody had a good weekend?
A girl named Amy Tess raised her hand to tell everybody her weekend.
Amy Tess: I did, Ms. Lopez.
Ms. Lopez: Yes, Amy. Go for it.
Amy: When I was shopping over at Water Tower Place downtown with my friends, we’ve met some cool guys over down at the foods court before we went to see a movie. They were hot, attractive, sexy, and they speak British accents, and they’re rock’n’roll musicians.
Damon: Do they smell like dog poop? Hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahhaha!
Amy: Monster, you’re disgusting! And no, they don’t smell like dog poop! You do!
Ms. Lopez: Damon, knock it off!! Pay no attention to him, Amy. He’s an evil student. Go ahead and continue.
Amy: One of the guys said to me “I think you’re cute.” And he’s right! He really thinks I’m cute! Then the guys gave us invitations to their live concert at the Metro right here in Chicago, and they call themselves “The Firewheels!” So we started a great new friendship with the boys. And that’s cool!
Damon: (angry.) THAT’S BONEHEADED, CREEP!!! YOU JUST TOOK THAT DREAM AWAY FROM MY SISTER SHEILA!!! I’M GONNA GET YOU FOR THAT’ YOU LITTLE UGLY TRAMP!!! JUST WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, CONFOUND IT?!!!
Amy: (angry.) MONSTER, SHUT UP!!! If you can’t say anything nice to me, nor anybody, DON’T SAY NOTHING AT ALL!!! OKAY?!!!
Damon: YOU LITTLE WENCH, I’M GONNA KILL YOU FOR TAKING OUR STUFF AWAY!!! YOU CAN’T DO THAT!!!
Amy: HELP, SOMEBODY!!!
Ms. Lopez: Damon, you get back to your seat and sit down!! Do you hear me?!!
Damon: NO, STUPID!!! FIRST OF ALL, I’M GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF YOU HECKLIKG ME AROUND ALL THESE TIMES!!! THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!!! SECONDLY, IF I WANT TO KILL SOME FEMALE, AND MARRY A GUY I WANT, THAT’S MY BUSINESS, AND NO DUMB CLUCK IS GONNA TAKE ANY OF IT AWAY FROM ME!!! DO YOU HEAR ME?!!!
Ms. Lopez: That does it!! I’m calling the Illinois State Police!!
Damon: Call the police on me, freak!! THEY ARE NO MATCH FOR ME BECAUSE I’M TOO STRONG FOR THEM!!!
Amy: GET AWAY FROM ME, YOU JERK!!! I’VE DID NOTHING WRONG OF ANY SORT!!!
Ralph: (to Damon.) HEY,TURKEY, LEAVE AMY ALONE!!!
Damon: (to Ralph.) YOU SHUT UP, NEGRO!!! I’M GONNA KILL YOU AFTER I KILL THIS UGLY TRASH!!!
Amy: I’M NOT UGLY, DAMON!!! I’M PRETTY!!!
Bugsi Ann: YEAH, YOU’RE THE ONE WHO’S UGLY
Damon: (to Bugsi Ann.) YOU SHUT UP, ANNETTE FUNICELLO!!! I’M GONNA GET YOU TOO FOR USING THAT PEPPER SPRAY ON ME!!! DO YOU HEAR ME?!!!
Bugsi Ann: LOOK, CONFOUND IT, I USED IT ON YOU ONCE BEFORE, AND I SURE WILL USE IT ON YOU AGAIN!!!
So Bugsi Ann went up to Damon to use the pepper spray on him again. But Damon took it off her hand, broke it on the floor, and slapped Bugsi Ann real good and hard across her face, and Bugsi Ann grunted real loud going “AUH!!!”
Ms. Lopez: (angry at Damon.) DAMON, SIT DOWN RIGHT NOW!!! DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?!!!
Damon: NO, YOU WITCH!!!
Then Ms. Lopez heard a knock on her door. Ms. Lopez opened it, it was the principals in the school, Anthony Roeber, and Woody Saturn are here to get Damon because of his bad behavior.
Principal Roeber: Okay, Damon! We’ve had it with your smartallecky nonsense! You come with us right now!
Damon: NO, I WILL NOT COME WITH ANY OF YOU!!!
Principal Saturn: Young man, your negative conquests against everybody has gone too far! And we’re going to straighten up this matter once and for all!
Damon: YOU GUYS ARE IDIOTS!!! I’M THE BOSS AROUND HERE, WHICH MEANS, I’M THE SMARTEST PERSON IN THIS WORLD!!! I’M SMARTER THAN EVERYBODY, AND I’M SMARTER THAN ALL OF YOU!!! SO YOU PUNKS NEED TO GET A LIFE AND DO WHAT I SAY!!!
Principal Roeber: Knock it off, Damon!! You’re coming with us to the office this instant because of your craziness!!
Damon: I’M NOT CRAZY I TELL YOU!!! I’M SMART!!! YOU PEOPLE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE CRAZY!!!
Principal Saturn: Now that’s enough, Damon!! You straighten up your act this instant and come with us to the office!!
Damon: Listen, you fools!! We’re gonna have some issues if you don’t turn me loose this very Minute!! Do you hear me?!!
Roeber & Saturn: Damon, knock it off!!!
Everybody was proud to see Damon go with the principals that grabbed him. So they all clapped and cheered for joy.
Ralph: See ya, jive turkey!!!
Amy: And don’t let the doorknob hit you where the bees could’ve stung you!!! Damon!!!
Preston: (angry.) Monster, just who do you think you are?!!!
Courtney: Serves that stupid geek right!!!
Ms. Lopez: Alright, kids, that’s enough of that! Let’s all forget about Damon and let’s continue with our lesson for today. Today we’re going to talk about friendship. Can anybody tell me what is friendship?
A guy named Rick Swanson raised his hand to answer that question.
Ms. Lopez: Yes, Rick, go ahead.
Rick: Friendship is togetherness, kindness, a bunch of people sharing their time with eachother for life without stealing, cheating, and lying to each other.
Ms. Lopez: That’s very good, Rick! Now who can tell me what a friend is?
Preston: (raised his hand.) I know, Ms. Lopez.
Ms. Lopez: Yes, Preston, go ahead.
Preston: A friend is someone you can depend on, count on, who can talk to you, be there for you, stand up for you, and make you feel safe.
Ms. Lopez: That’s good, Preston!
Preston: Thank you, Ms. Lopez.
Ms. Lopez: Also a friend is someone who loves you, cares about you, wants you around, and can help you out on things.
Bugsi Ann: Yes, absolutely. I’m getting help from a new friend of mine named Coleen Madrazzo. She’s teaching me how to read the Book of Mormon, and about Joseph Smith, a prophet of Jesus Christ. She’s especially teaching me how to stand up for myself in America from nasty bullies that bully me.
Ms. Lopez: That’s great, Bugsi Ann!
Suddenly, the bell ring, and everybody leaves the classroom.
Ms. Lopez: Have a nice day, kids!
Preston: Say Ms. Lopez, can I talk to you for a moment please?
Ms. Lopez: Sure, Preston. What’s on your mind?
Preston: I’m afraid I can’t go home by myself anymore because of Damon.
Ms. Lopez: Why do you say that, Preston?
Preston: Because I know what he and his guys are gonna do next, and I don’t want to be with them. Sure I pray for them everyday that they would change, but they still act like children coming after me like they’re in love with me. Well I sure as heck am not in love with them. They’re psychos! Ms. Lopez, is there any way you could give me a ride home everyday before Damon and his men get me?
Ms. Lopez: Actually, Preston, I can’t give students rides home. Sorry. But you have a fast bike. Do you?
Preston: I do. But it’s not fast enough to beat Damon and his guys. They want sex! I’m not into that! I do the will of God.
Ms. Lopez: Well that’s good. That’s what you should do. You don’t have to put up with Damon’s nonsense. Here is my advice to you, Preston. If Damon and his guys start chasing after you all the way home, ask God to give you strength to ride faster all the way home to a different road where they can’t find you anymore, head straight home, don’t stop anywhere else, lock your doors, go to your room and pray. Ask God to help you stand up for yourself to these psycho bullies. That way they won’t bother you anymore.
Preston: That’s great advice, Ms. Lopez! Thank you so much for it.
Ms. Lopez: My pleasure, Preston. How about a hug?
Preston: Well I need one anyway.
Ms. Lopez: Come here.
And they both hugged eachother cheek to cheek, and Preston feels much better now.
Preston: Thank you, Ms. Lopez. I feel much better now.
Ms. Lopez: Anytime, Preston. Just remember my advice. I love you, God loves you, and all of your friends love you.
Preston: Thank you, Ms. Lopez. I love you guys too.
Meanwhile at the principal’s office, Principal Anthony Roeber was trying to teach Damon a lesson about church, but Damon does not want to learn it.
Principal Roeber: Now Damon, you’ve got to put an end to this nonsense you have with Preston. Don’t you ever go to church on Sundays at all?
Damon: No! What are you, some kind of creep asking me a stupid question like that?!! Just who do you think you are, dude?!!
Principal Roeber: Damon!! Is having sex with men all you ever think about?
Principal Roeber: Why? Don’t you like women at all?
Damon: Because women are evil, self centered, stuck up, snotty, selfish, stubborn, stupid, and down right beyond crazy!! That’s why I’m into men, and they need to do what I say!!
Principal Roeber: Now Damon, nobody wants to do what you say, not even Preston Nickleson.
Damon: What do you mean by that?!!
Principal Roeber: Well for one thing, he believes in the lord. Secondly, he loves women too much.
Damon: WHERE DO YOU COME UP WITH THAT CRAZY, UGLY, LOW DOWN STUFF, HUH?!!! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!!!
Principal Roeber: Well before you make any circumstances you’re bound to regret later in life, Damon, let me ask you these questions.
Damon: NO QUESTIONS!!! WHERE’S MY HOTKISS?!!!
Principal Roeber: Damon, please listen to me!! Now, have you ever gone to church at all on Sundays?
Damon: Yes, back when I was a little boy, and I hated it! And I’m not going back there ever again because God and Jesus are myths!!
Principal Roeber: And why do you think God and Jesus are myths?
Damon: BECAUSE THEY’RE DISGUSTING, THAT’S WHY!!!
Principal Roeber: So you think that praying, reading your bible, and going to church is all very disgusting?
Damon: WHAT DO YOU THINK, YOU IDIOT?!!! WHAT ARE YOU, SOME KIND OF STUPID CARTOON CHARACTER PREACHERT OR SOMETHING?!!! YOU KNOW WHAT, PAL, YOU’RE SICK IN THE HEAD!!!
Principal Roeber: DAMON! Please listen to me. You’re telling me, that you never get a chance to read the bible, pray everyday, and go to church on Sunday mornings to learn about what Jesus did for our sins?
Damon: YOU KEEP THOSE THOUGHTS TO YOU, THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE, YOU HOLY ROLLING, DREAM ROBBING, DOUBLE CROSSING PIG!!! YOU’RE A PIG!!!
Principal Roeber: DAMON, THAT’S ENOUGH! Look, God has a plan for everybody. He might have a plan for you. You just got to do his will, and get rid of that sin you’re living in.
Damon: That’s a lot of bologna, and that’s out!
Principal Roeber: You mean, you don’t know about Joseph Smith?
Damon: And who in the heck is Joseph Smith, I asked foolishly?!
Principal Roeber: Well, Joseph Smith was a prophet for God. He also discovered the Book of Mormon after reading the bible. He told us that we need to do what God wants us to do, and pray everyday.
Damon: Like I said, dummy, I don’t believe in your gods! Not at ALL!!!
Principal Roeber: Now Damon, you’ve got to learn these things. And you’ve got to learn about Joseph Smith as well.
Damon: Hey, I don’t have to learn anything like that! You do!
Principal Roeber: But Damon, your soul is in danger!
Damon: My sexlife is in danger, stooge!! I want to go get my hotkiss!! My men are waiting for me outside!!
Principal Roeber: Damon, what you’re doing is sinning against God. Do you think Joseph Smith would fall in love with a man?
Damon: (angry.) LOOK, I DON’T WANT YOU TALKING TO ME ABOUT GOD, JESUS, AND JOSEPH SMITH!!! DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?!!! I WANT MY HOTKISS NOW!!!
And Damon broke loose of the principal’s, broke the principal’s glass door, and ran for his life outside the school to his men.
Jack: What happened, boss?
Damon: Those stupid principals were trying to poison me with God, Jesus, and church crazy attics! And I’m not into that stuff! They even have the nerve to tell me about this dumb Joseph Smith character, or whoever the heck his name is! What pests!
Sol: Anybody that ever talks to me about this God and Jesus trash, I’d kill ‘em for that because I’m not into that either!
Ramon: Yeah, just who do those people think they are with this Jesus nonsense?!
Damon: Yeah, you’re telling me! God God God!! Jesus Jesus Jesus!! Church church church!! I’m like “What in the world is going on around here?!” Ain’t it ashamed?! All this stupid Jesus stuff people are talking about now or days! YUCK!! DISGUSTING!! I don’t like it!!
Jack: Niether do I!
Ramon: Especially me!
Sol: It’s all filthy!
Damon: Anybody who tells us to go to church and stuff like that, will be dead!
All the boys: YEAH!!!
Damon: Let’s find our hotkiss now. I’m in love with him desperate.
Jack: You got it, boss.
Ramon: I’m right with you, boss.
Sol: Aye aye, boss.
The nasty gay guys were on their way to look for Preston. Two Chinese girls started looking at the gay guys strange, and they know that the boys are up to something. So they ran for their lives.
Meanwhile, Preston made it home away from those gay guys. The parents weren’t at home, but the brothers and sisters were. So they were all glad to see Preston come home.
All the brothers and sisters: GOOD AFTERNOON, PRESTON!
Preston: Good afternoon, everybody!
Cameron: How is school going for you, little bro?
Preston: Great! But those gay guys do not know when to quit. They keep wanting me for sex, and I keep telling them I’m not interested.
Marie: Well don’t listen to those gay guys. Just ignore them because they’re stupid. Have you talked to the principals about this?
Preston: I’ve talked to them about it, they’ve called the police, but these gay guys are too invincible. Nobody can stop them, not even the teachers.
Cameron: Okay. Don’t ride your bike to school anymore. I’ll be taking all of you to school and work. How does that sound?
Ashley: Yes, that sounds like a good idea, Cameron.
Preston: Yes, Ashley. I’m for that. I’m glad I’ve got a big family, and not a small one.
Bart: Well we’re glad to have you around, Preston.
Suddenly, the parents came home, and everybody glad to see them again.
Karen: Hello, kids, we’re home!
All the kids rush over to their mom and dad.
Nathaniel: How are all of you kids doing?
All the kids: We’re all doing great, mom and dad!
Preston: But those gay guys are still after me! Even though I prayed for them that they would stop chasing me, they’re still at it again!
Cameron: Mom, dad, I told Preston that I’d take everyone to school, and work, including him.
Karen: Well that’s very nice of you, Cameron.
Gabrielle: It’s great to have a big brother by our side. Right, Savannah?
Savannah: You bet it is, Gabrielle.
Nathaniel: Well don’t worry about those gay guys, Preston. You know you’ve got a great big family that’s here to protect you no matter what.
Fred: We’re always here for you, Preston.
Preston: Thank you all so much. I sure don’t want any gay guys in my life at all.
Bart: Nobody does.
Karen: Well I’m gonna fix dinner now.
Ashley: What are we having for dinner, mom?
Karen: We’re having Mexican food. We’re having a taco dinner!
And everybody jumps for joy because they love Mexican food.
Preston: How cool is this! Mexican food! Yummy!
Suddenly, they all heard a knock at the door. Karen goes over to the door to see who it is. She opens it, and it was that nasty gay guy Damon Collins.
Karen: Can I help you, sir?
Damon: Yeah, I want my hotkiss to come out and play with me NOW!!!
Preston: (ran for his life to his room.) It’s Damon!! How did he find out where I live?!!
Nathaniel: Hey, hold on a minute. You’re that crazy gay guy that our son Preston was telling us about.
Damon: Of course, Bozo! Now may I please come in?!
Cameron: You’re not welcome here, jerk! Get out now!
And Cameron slammed the door on Damon’s face, Damon got angry, he started banging the door real loud and hard, and shouting his head off.
Damon: COME ON!!! LET ME IN!!! LET ME IN!!! I’VE GOTTA GET IN THERE TO CLAIM MY LOVER HOTKISS!!! COME ON!!! LET ME IN HERE SO THAT I CAN HAVE SEX WITH HIM!!!
Preston: Mom, dad, he’s at it again. Please get him out of my sight.
Nathaniel: I’ll fix this.
And Nathaniel went to the door, opened it up, and told Damon off!
Nathaniel: GET OUT OF HERE NOW, YOU LITTLE CREEP, OR I WILL CALL THE POLICE!!! DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?!!!
And Nathaniel slammed the door at his face. And Damon started talking to himself.
Damon: Someday you people are gonna be sorry you’ve ever messed with me! You guys just can’t seem to take no for an answer! You people want me to leave my hotkiss alone?! Well that ain’t happening! I’ll get him into my clutches IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO!!!
And Damon took off and left.
Soon it was Saturday morning, the alarm went off in the boys room. Preston woke up to shut off the alarm. Then he made up his bed. Then he went to the bathroom to take a shower. The other brothers woke up from their sleep too.
Fred: Say Cameron, don’t you have a date with your girlfriend this afternoon?
Cameron: Yes I do.
Bart: Where are you going?
Cameron: We’re going out to eat, then we’re gonna see a movie tonight.
Fred: Well that’s cool.
Bart: It’s obvious that Preston is up this early again.
Cameron: He’s always up this early every Saturday morning. He’s going with his high school buddies to Fireside Bowl to see some female punk band called the Bad Ol’ Putty Tats.
Bart: Aah, so that’s who he’s gonna see. His girlfriends. No wonder he’s up this early taking a shower.
Fred: But what about that creep Damon? I know he’s gonna follow our brother around again.
Cameron: No he won’t. Preston will be riding with his friends.
Fred: Good. He’ll be well protected away from Damon.
Suddenly, Karen Nickleson was fixing breakfast for the whole family. And Preston was the first to go to the kitchen to say good morning to his mother.
Preston: Good morning, mom.
Karen: Well good morning, Preston. You’re up this early.
Preston: I know. Coleen Madrazzo and her friends are gonna pick me up today to see her band the Bad Ol’ Putty Tats over at Fireside Bowl.
Karen: Oh, so that’s where you’re going today.
Preston: That’s right.
Karen: Well have fun, sweetheart. Don’t let that jerk Damon chase you around.
Preston: Oh, I hope that creep Monster is not around Fireside Bowl at all. Not even his gay men. I take it you’re fixing breakfast.
Karen: Yes indeed I am.
Preston: Let me know if it’s ready while I turn on the TV and watch some cartoons.
Karen: Okay, I’ll let you know while you go watch your cartoons on TV.
Preston: Thank you, mom.
Suddenly, the sisters woke up as well.
Ashley: Wow, what time is it? Oh my goodness, my favorite cartoons are on! I better take a shower, put on my clothes, and head downstairs right away!
Marie: Ashley, please don’t take too long in the shower because I have a date with my boyfriend.
Gabrielle & Savannah: Yeah, Ashley!
Gabrielle: I have a play to attend to at school!
Savannah: And I’m going out with some friends of mine to the movies!
Ashley: Don’t worry, ladies. I’ll make this short for all of you.
And as Ashley makes her way to the bathroom to take a shower, Gabrielle and Savannah were worried about how long Ashley is going to take in the shower.
Gabrielle: I bet you Ashley is going to take too long in the shower.
Savannah: Yeah, two hours and a half, or more!
Marie: Will you two relax. She’s just a kid. She won’t take too long in the shower. And if she does, we’ll knock on the bathroom door.
Gabrielle: Good idea, Marie.
Suddenly, Bart went up and he’s ready to take a shower, but Ashley make it to take a shower first.
Bart: (banged on the door.) Come on, Ashley! Hurry up! We all need to take a bath too!
Ashley: I’m almost done, Bart.
Bart: Well make it snappy! We all need to get in here as well!
So Ashley hurried it up, brushed her teeth and came out with her robe on. Then Bart went in there before Marie was going to go in there.
Marie: Don’t take too long in there like you did last time, Bart!
Bart: I won’t, for goodness sake!
Fred: I wish we had eight bathrooms so that we’re not just using one.
Cameron: I know. Fred.
Fred: While you guys are waiting to go to the bathroom to take a shower, I’m going to check my email messages on my new computer.
Cameron: Good morning, ladies.
The girls: Good morning, Cameron.
Fred: What’s up, ladies?
The sisters: Good morning, Fred.
Fred: I was just going to check my email messages to see if I’ve got any emails. So I’ll go to the bathroom last.
Marie: Say you guys, where’s Preston?
Cameron: He’s already downstairs.
Gabrielle: Well I hope that creep Damon didn’t take him away.
Fred: Nope. He’s safe with mom because she’s downstairs too.
Fred: Say Marie, I have a question.
Marie: Ask away, Fred.
Fred: When are you and your manfriend ever gonna get married?
Marie: We don’t know yet. We’ve been thinking about getting married, but we’ve just haven’t gotten to that point yet of when will we get married. But we’ll let you know of when will our wedding be. Okay?
Cameron & Fred: Okay.
Meanwhile, Bart came out of the bathroom because he’s all done.
Bart: Okay, who’s next to go to the bathroom?
Meanwhile back downstairs……………..
Ashley: (coming over to Preston.) Good morning, Preston.
Preston: Good morning, Ashley.
Ashley: I love cartoons. Don’t you?
Preston: Yes I do, Ashley. So how did you sleep last night?
Ashley: I slept good last night. What about you?
Preston: I slept good last night too. I dreamed that my favorite movie star Cameron Diaz wrote her first book. I bought it, she was signing autographs, I was the fourth person to get an autograph from Cameron, then I invited her to our church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, then she gave me a great big hug, and that felt so great.
Ashley: Wow, That’s amazing! I dreamed that me and my friends from school wereinto this big colorful waterpark with a big flower garden. The flowers were so beautiful, and they even smile and talk to you while you’re in their water park. I know this sounds strange, but it was a good dream.
Preston: That doesn’t sound too strange to me.
Ashley: It doesn’t?
Preston: No. I used to have dreams like that back when I was your age. I dreamed that me and my friends were at this forest, and we met a tree that can talk. He made us laugh because the tree was funny. Hahahahahahahahahahaha!
Ashley: Wow! That’s a funny dream.
Then Bart came downstairs with his clothes on.
Bart: Good morning, mom.
Karen: Good morning, Bart.
Bart: Good morning, Preston and Ashley,
Preston & Ashley: Good morning, Bart.
Bart: (to Preston.) I bet you can’t wait to go to this rock’n’roll event with your girlfriends. Can’t ya?
Preston: This will be a big oppritunity for me, Bart. I’m so excited.
Bart: Yep, I would be excited too if I went to big events with girls.
Ashley: So Bart, what do you have going for today?
Bart: I don’t know, Ashley. I might be out playing football with my friends.
Then suddenly, their father Nathaniel came downstairs.
Nathaniel: (to Karen.) Good morning, wife.
Karen: Good morning, Nathaniel dear.
And they kissed each other.
Nathaniel: Fixing breakfast for everybody?
Karen: Yes I am.
Preston: Good morning, dad.
Nathaniel: (turned around.) Oh, good morning, kids.
Ashley: Good morning, daddy.
Bart: Good morning, dad.
Nathaniel: Did you kids have a good night sleep last night?
Preston: I sure did, dad.
Bart: Me too.
Ashley: Me three.
Suddenly, Marie came downstairs.
Marie: Good morning, mom and dad.
Karen: Well good morning, Marie.
Nathaniel: Good morning, Marie. How was work yesterday?
Marie: Oh, daddy, it was so hectic. We were all very busy downtown.
Karen: Oh I bet you were, you poor thing.
Marie: But we still email each other. So we still keep in contact.
Preston & Ashley: Good morning, Marie.
Marie: Oh, good morning, Preston and Ashley. You two sure are up this early.
Preston: Because I have a date at Fireside Bowl with my friend Coleen Madrazzo. I’m seeing her live concert rock’n’roll show with the Bad Ol’ Putty Tats.
Marie: Cool! Well have fun.
Preston: Thank you.
Nathaniel: (to Marie.) How’s Anthony doing, Marie.
Marie: You mean my boyfriend? He’s doing pretty good. Thank you for asking, dad.
Bart: Good morning, Marie.
Marie: Good morning, Bart.
Suddenly, all the other kids came down the stairs getting ready for breakfast.
All the other kids: Good morning, mom.
Karen: Good morning, kids. How are you all doing today?
Cameron: We’re all doing fine, mom.
Nathaniel: Good morning to the rest of you.
Gabrielle: Good morning, mom and dad.
Fred: Good morning, mom and dad.
Karen: Well good morning, kiddos. How are you all doing?
Fred: We’re all doing great, mom!
Gabrielle: I take it you’re fixing breakfast for us. Right, mom?
Karen: Yes I am.
Ashley: Hey, what’s up, Fred, Savannah, and Gabrielle, and of course Cameron!
Cameron: Well good morning, little miss pretty. How are you today?
Ashley: I’m doing great! How are you doing, Cameron?
Cameron: I’m doing awesome!
Preston: Good morning, everybody!
Everybody: Good morning, Preston!
Karen: (to Nathaniel.) And don’t forget, sweetheart, that we’re all going to my best friend’s wedding next week at noon so everybody must attend.
Nathaniel: Don’t worry, honey. I won’t forget.
Suddenly, breakfast was ready so Karen called everybody to come to the table and get ready to eat.
Karen: Breakfast is ready!
Everybody rushed to the dinning room table for the food.
Preston: What are we having for breakfast, mom?
Karen: We’re having pancakes, sausages, and eggs.
Bart: Yeah, very sweet, mom.
So Karen passed out the food for everybody, and Nathaniel said the blessing.
Nathaniel: Father God, give us strength, power, and energy from the food to keep us alive, happy, healthy, and well. Nurish our bodies to keep us going forward. And I say these things in the name of the lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
And so, everybody started eating their breakfast really fast. Preston was the first to finish his food.
Preston: I’m done. Can I please be excused?
Karen: Yes you may, Preston.
And Preston went upstairs to brush his teeth, took some mouthwash, then came back downstairs to wait for Coleen Madrazzo to pick him up. He looks out the window.
Preston: I see a lot of little kids outside playing, girls jumproping, and boys playing basketball. But wait! I see a black van coming this way. Could it be? It is! It’s Coleen Madrazzo and her ladies coming this way!
Karen: Are these schoolmates of yours, Preston?
Preston: Yes they are, mom. They’re here, and I’ve gotta go. I’ll see you guys later. Okay?
Nathaniel: Okay, son, you have a good time.
Preston: So long, everybody!
Everybody: Goodbye, Preston!