Reunion By Meg Cabot. This short story originally appeared in the anthology “ Girls. Night Out,” edited by Sarah Mlynowski and published by. Red Dress Ink in. Dear Reader,. I can't thank you enough for reading this, the first e- novella installment to a book series I created some time ago. But don't worry if you missed any. MEG CABOT remembrance. A MEDIATOR NOVEL. WILLIAM MORROW. An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
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YM ceased publication in , after 72 years in circulation. Well, me and the twenty-three other people in first period Latin class at Clayton High School student population 1, Unlike everybody else, however, I actually did something to try to stop it. Well, sort of. I went, Kurt.
It just seems so wrong. Mulvaney really loves that doll. I thinkI think somebody should say something to Kurt. Trina rolled her eyes.
Do you have a death wish? Whos got a death wish? Scott Bennet wanted to know, as he and his girlfriend Geri Lynn slid into chairs at our lunch table. Trina pointed at me and said, Miss Jennifer Greenley here. She wants to try and get Betty Ann back 23 from Kurt. Ha, Geri Lynn said.
Been nice knowing you, Jen. Geri Lynn jiggled her can of Diet Coke as she spoke. Geri Lynn likes her Diet Coke flat, so she jiggles the can until it gets that way. But that isnt actually the weirdest thing about Geri Lynn. The weirdest thing about Geri Lynnif you ask me, anywayis that every time she and Scott make out in her parents basement rec room, Geri draws a little heart in her date book to mark the occasion.
I know this because she showed it to me once. There was a heart on like every single page. Which is kind of funny. I mean that Geri and Scott are even going out. Because some peoplelike Trina, for instancethink Scott and I would make a better couple. On account of how he and I check out all the same books from the school library. Not that weve ever discussed this. Its just that whenever I go to check out a book, Scotts signature is always there, right above mine, on the books sign-out card.
Trina says Scott might have asked me out, instead of Geri, if it wasnt for the fact that Im so shy, Ive barely ever even talked to him. Still, I couldnt help noticingthe last time Geri opened her datebookthat lately, there havent been all that many hearts in it. Jens right, was what Scott said, to my total and complete surprise. I know its a prank. But pranks are supposed to be funny. And this ones justnot.
Geri Lynn stopped jiggling her can. Hello, she said. What do you care? Its just a stupid doll. But Betty Ann isnt just a doll, Scott said, echoingas he seemed to do so oftenmy own feelings exactly. Shes sort of like the unofficial school mascot. Kurts gone too far this time.
Somebodys got to do something. Geri rolled her eyes and went, Fine. You two try to get that stupid doll back. Dont expect me to come to your funerals. So, he wanted to know. Whats the plan?
I would have liked to know the same thing. The problem was, I didnt have one.
All Id been able to think about, since the moment Scott had said hed help me get Betty Ann back, was that this must mean he likes me, at least a little. As a friend, maybe. Which might explain why my palms were so sweaty all of a sudden. Um, I said. I guess the plan iswe go to his house?
I know he was heading home after school. I overheard him telling some guys hed meet them at the lake. But what, exactly, are we going to do then? Break in and take her? Shouldnt we wait until dark? Get some night-vision goggles?
Funny, I said. Just drive. When we drove up to Kurts house, his Grand Am wasnt in the driveway. So, Scott said, as he pulled into the driveway and switched the ignition off. What now? I dont know, I said. I guesswe knock on the door and see if the dolls here? I doubt he took her to the lake with him. Scott followed me up the steps to the Schraeders front door.
I hoped he couldnt see how hard my heart was beating beneath my T-shirt. The truth was, I was totally nervous.
My stomach hurt. My hands were still all sweatybut not because I was afraid of Kurt. The door was opened by Kurts little sister. Her name, according to the gold necklace she wore, was Vicky. Scott and I exchanged glances. Then, before he could say a word, I dropped my hands down to my knees which was good, because then I could wipe the sweat off on my jeans so that my gaze was level with hers and said, Hi!
Is your brother home? Vicky pulled the braid tip shed been sucking on out of her mouth and went, No. He went to the lake. Oh, no, I said, trying to look disappointed. Well, did he leave something for me? A doll? Vickys eyes grew even wider.
You mean Betty Ann? Yes, I said, brightly.
Betty Ann. See, its my turn to look after her. Kurt probably forgot to tell you. Could you do me a favor? Could you run and get her for me? Back went the tip of the braid into the mouth.
Im not allowed to go in Kurts room, Vicky said, as she sucked energetically. He said if I did it again, hed pound me. Oh, he wont mind this one time, Vicky, I said. In fact, youll be doing him a huge favor. Because you see, if I dont get Betty Ann back, and right this very minute, someone is going to go to the school principal and tell him that Kurts the one who took Betty Ann in the first place, and then Kurt probably wont get to graduate.
The braid dropped from Vickys mouth. Someone would do that? Oh, yes, I said. Someone would. So you see, youd really be helping Kurt if you could do this one little thing. Okay, Vicky said, with a shrug. Ill be right back. She took off. When I glanced at Scott, he was shaking his head at me 25 but there was a smile on his lips.
What happened to you? What do you mean? I asked, a little alarmed. I thought maybe I had something on my face. You never used to be like this, Scott said. You used to I dont know. Be kind of shy. This the most Ive heard you talkever.
I couldnt believe hed noticed. That hed even been paying attention. To me. I dont know, I said, looking away so he wouldnt see that I was blushing. I guess I just decided to take a stand. We heard running footsteps, and then Vicky reappeared, Betty Ann in her arms.
Here she is, Vicky said, handing the doll over. I found her under Kurts bed. Thanks, Vicky, I said, tucking Betty Ann beneath my arm.
Youre the best. Vicky called, and waved as we hurried down the steps to Scotts car. Once we were a safe distance from Sycamore, Scott glanced at me and said, That was the coolest thing Ive ever seen.
You rock, Jen Greenley. It wasnt a heart in a datebook. But I couldnt help feeling like it was a start. Though I was in for a bit of a rough ride at firstI hadnt seen any movies depicting New York City trash and phone service strikes, both of which were underway when I arrived in Manhattan in movie lore served me pretty well as a guide to the big city, and has yet to fail me.
Consider: GhostThis movie convinced me that it is easy for sculptors to find affordable and enormous lofts in Soho. Rosemarys Baby The Dakota really is just as dark and spooky inside as it is in the movie. But you still cant beat it for an unimpeded view of the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade.
DaylightThis thriller starring Sylvester Stallone, who becomes trapped inside a flooded Holland Tunnel after an explosion, has caused me closely to scrutinize every door marked Personnel Only along the tunnel every time I whiz past them.
Ive also memorized the locations of all the fire extinguishers down there, in case I need to grab one and use it to knock down the Personnel Only door in order to escape the roaring waters of the East River.
Breakfast at Tiffanys I fell for this movies assertion that living in a six floor walk-up can be charming, when in truth, there is nothing charming about a ditzy girl who lives upstairs and is always losing her cat and bothering while youre busy trying to write on your novel. No wonder George Peppards character never got any work done while he was living in that building.
Funny Face Another misleader: the dark Greenwich village bookshop in which Audrey Hepburn is discovered by photographer Fred Astaire looks very sweet and bohemian. But as any of girl who frequents dark bookshops in Manhattan knows, they are just breeding grounds for bearded men in sandals with socks who try to hit on you by asking what you think of David Eggerss new book.
To the guys in the socks, not Dave Eggers. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three I have ridden the subway for over 20 years now, and never once has my train been hijacked, giving me a really good excuse to be late for work. But hope springs eternal.
Spiderman I always thought that the Roosevelt cable car looked dangerous, and now that I know how easily the Green Goblin can sever it from its moorings, I for one will take the subway in the unlikely event that I ever need to go to Roosevelt Island.
QuicksilverThere is some dispute over in which city, exactly, this movie is set. But there is no disput- ing that in it, Kevin Bacon plays a failed investment banker who becomes a bicycle messenger.
The films denouement seems to take place in the meat packing district, where Kevin raceson a bikethe evil Gypsy, who is driving a car. Not to give away the ending, but if you know of an overpass downtown that ends in a sudden drop off into the Hudson, could you please contact me? By themselves. I had to see this phenomenon for myself, and so scored tickets to Medea early in my first year in Manhattan.
The lights were as big a thrill in person as they were on film. Now I love opera. Who knew? All the characters in this film are Italian. When Harry Met Sally Its not the Katzs deli scene--which is great but could have happened any- wherethat always got to me. Instead, its the scene where Harry gets out of the station wagon in front of the arch at Washington Square.
The fact that you can no longer see the towers still troubles and awes me, even though I witnessed their collapse in person. After moving to NYC, the Twin Towers quickly came to serve as my compass for finding the direction of downtown. For years after they disappeared, I felt directionless. At times, like so many New Yorkers, I still do. Now that I have lived in New York for more than a decade, I have contributed my own fictional inter- pretation of it to the public consciousnessthough in the movie version of my book, my characters have been mysteriously transported to San Francisco.
In Mia Thermopoliss Manhattan, however, the Twin Towers are still standing; my favorite Chinese restaurantsGreat Shanghai and Number One Noodle Sonare still serving; and the Cote dAzure principality of Genovia will always pale in comparison to my kingdom of choice, the city that never sleeps. During Storyquest, storytelling events took place all around the UK, at schools, libraries, and book festivals, emphasizing the importance of story and how story has changed lives and history. The following was written as a performance piece to be read out loud thats why so many of the words are in capital letters, so I wouldnt forget which words to emphasize while I was reading it!
All of the Storyquest participants were instructed to write a story about one of the characters in the picture below. I chose the blond girl in the yellow dress with the green dragon flying over her head. In the spirit of Storyquest, you are welcome to perform this piece if you want, but please dont forget to credit it to Meg Cabot, Storyquest All rights reserved.
I knew shed ditch me. Just because she has a boyfriend now, she thinks she can treat her old friends like dirt. And when I complain, shes all, Oh, Julia, youre just jealous because I have a boyfriend and you dont.
As if! Stephanie says I dont have realistic expectations where boys are concerned. But I know someday my prince will come. Still, of all the times for Steph to ditch me.
I mean, seriously, what is up with the dude with the tuba back at the end of the line? What is he even supposed to be? A guy playing the tuba? Maybe that isnt his costume. Maybe hes, like, in the school band. He looks kind of familiar. And, no offense, but the pirate suit on the guy in front of me?
It is SO not convincing. Im sorry, but I saw Pirates of the Caribbean five times and, um, hello, Orlando didnt look anything like that. And whats with the kid at the head of the line with the sword? I cant believe his parents would even let him download that, he is WAY too young to be playing with sharp objects. Maybe thats why this lines taking so long--hes trying to talk them into download it for him?
Its bad enough I dont even have a date. But if I am the only one in the whole school who shows up in cos- tume, I am going to die. And it will all be Stephanies fault. Even though Drew says dressing up is immature.
Im surprised he can pronounce such a long word. I am so glad Stephanie isnt here to witness this. She says all the guys in Band are losers. Named Drew. OK, be cool. Dont look at Tuba Guy. Ill just keep my eyes on my shopping list here. Do I have every- thing I need? Ball gown. She had the nerve to say it was no wonder no boy had asked me to the dance, since I actually planned going as a princess.
But I totally could have gotten a date if I wanted to. I mean, I could have asked someone myselfif there were anyone even worth going with at Washington Irving. Which there isnt. If I wanted a boring jerk like Drew who thinks everything fun is immature, maybe. But is it MY fault I would like a boyfriend who, I dont know, actually has interests? I dont care what Stephanie says. Someday, my prince is going to come. Why did I have to pick the longest check-out line in the entire store?
Is Tuba Guy still looking at me? Oh my God, he IS. Oh my God. Okay, Tuba Guy just smiled at me. I am dying. I am totally dying. He has a seriously cute smile, though. You know, I dont get why Stephanie is so convinced that all guys in Band are losers. At least they know how to play an instrument. What does DREW know how to do? Get high score on Doom 3. And thats it. A Colton Target by Beverly Long. Cavanaugh Cowboy by Marie Ferrarella. Special Forces: The Recruit by Cindy Dees. Dealmaker, Heartbreaker by Rochelle Alers.
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