Once again Wally was stuck in class. While the kids were at recess, Mrs. Wann graded the papers. Wally got a -7.
"How would I get a -7?" Wally had asked.
"Because you doodled instead of doing the work." Mrs. Wann had told him.
So, here he was sitting in his desk. Instead of doing the group activity in Writing, he was counting dots on the ceiling. Every 26 dots he would re- count a dot and then think: "Oh! Didn't I count that one already?" and would lose count, and had to start over again.
The last bell of the day rang.
Kacey shot outta Math Class. The 6th Grade Math Room was the closet to the flag pole than any other classroom. Following close behind were David and Christian, coming out of Social Studies.
(They all met at the flagpole cuz they were such a big group.)
Then, after playing a rough game of Tic-Tac-TOUGH (A game Kacey, David, and Christian made up) Kacey could see Falken over by the 3rd- 5th grade pod. He looked like he was waiting for someone. A little brother maybe? No, Falken only had an older sister and an older brother. Then, Kuki came skipping along. She grabbed Falken's hand they come over to the flagpole. David and Christian hid behind Kacey because they saw Wally. He was in an extra grumpy mood. Abby and Hoagie came into view too. They were talking about Science or something.
"Hey, Kacey!" Falken called. Kacey put her hand forward and pointed behind them. Wally was mumbling to himself.
"Watch out!" David called.
"We'll miss you, Falken." Christian said laughing at his own joke. Falken looked like he was happy Wally was gonna try to kill him.
"Falken, you don' know what he's like. I wouldn't act all... you.. around him." Kacey warned. Falken scoffed. Wally was still mumbling. He just stood by Kacey.
"Let's go home now." Wally said. "I wanna play Halo with David and Christian." David went bug-eyed.
"Yes! I can finally try my new game!" David said.
"Yup, he got the new version." Christian said.
"Why am I even friends with you guys?" Kacey said turning around. David and Christian hushed.
"You guys do that," Kuki said. "I'm going over to Falken's house today! He's gonna show me his big dog!" Kacey blinked.
"Crap! We gotta get home and feed Toby!" She grabbed Wally's arm and ran off. David and Christian ran off too. Abby and Hoagie took their time and continued to talk.
"There ya go, Toby. Fresh food." Kacey said putting down a bowl of wet dog food. David and Christian were going head to head on some game. Wally was watching, his eyes glued to the screen.
"Score!" David said standing up and doing a happy dance. Christian scoffed and threw down the controller.
"Hey!" Kacey called from the kitchen. "That stuff is worth more than you!" Christian hopped onto the couch and began playing a hand-held video game. David continued the game in single player mode. Wally went into the kitchen and grabbed a donut.
"Hey, guys!" Wally called from in the kitchen. "This donut, represents Falken's head." Wally simply smashed the donut ad chucked it at David. David just ate it.
"Wally, you can't waste precious donuts like that!" Kacey yelled.
"But David ate it." Wally said. David just continued playing.
"Wally, Falken isn't trying to be mean." Christian called. "It's just his personality." Wally snarled at Christian.
"That's what I'm trying to say!" Wally said. "If you guys aren't gonna represent me in this battle then don't talk to me until it's over!" He dashed out of the room. Kacey facepalmed. David swallowed the donut.
"What battle?" He asked.
Wally sat in his room rocking back and forth. All he could think about was Falken. The donut thing was only the beginning. Wally heard a light bulb go off above his head. He quickly pulled out his cell phone and dialed a number.
"Hey, Kiki, it's Wally. Think you could chaperone our school dance?"