School Suite

by Merkin

 


Later that night: Jeremy and his friends


XV.  Gathering

Jeremy, Joe, Pete, Mike, and Sam;
meeting at the game had been their plan,
but the game's postponed, its schedule blocked,
when they got to the school it was dark,
and locked.


Black-haired Joe is the planner
Blond-haired Pete is the jock
Red-haired Mike is all action
Fair-haired Sam is the quiet one
And Jeremy?  Jeremy is a worrier


Pete:

I was sure there was supposed to be a game...


All:

THEN WHERE IS EVERYBODY, DICK TRACY?


But:
In the gym they see a light
suddenly shine harsh and bright;
makes them think that they just might
have their efforts turn out right.



Mike:

Look.  There's light in that office, too.
I'll go knock on the window –


Pete:

I think it belongs to Rutter,
the new phys ed teacher.
Maybe he'll let us in.


Joe:

Hold up, you guys. 
Rutter's a little weird.
I asked him for an interview –
for the school paper?
And he really creeped me out.

CREEPED YOU OUT?

Creeped me out.
He said I'd have to come to his house,

TO HIS HOUSE?

Wait.  Also, I'd have to come alone,

ALONE?  WHOA!

Right.  And come late at night.

LATE?   AT NIGHT?

WHOA!

Riiight.  So,
let's find another way in.

RIIIGHT!!


Jeremy:

Maybe this isn't such a good idea.
What say we go to my house.
Watch a little TV...


Sam:

Yeah.
Can we?
Please?


Mike:

C'mon.  We're here, aren't we?
Let's see if we can get in and find out what's going on.


Joe:

Me and Mike will go around to the front.
Jeremy, you and Pete try the back doors.
Sam, here's my cell phone.
You stay here and watch out for cops.

COPS?

Shh.  Just joking. Sam, give Mike and Pete a beep on the speed dial
if you see anyone coming at all.
 

Jeremy:

That's a plan?


Mike:

That's a plan!
Let's go.


Sam:

But...
 
Wait, you guys.

Come on back.

Please?


Jeremy:

Sam?


XVI.  Sam

Jeremy...?

Oh,
I wish I could go
With Jeremy.
Oh, me,
I don't want to be
Alone right now,
Or anytime, anyhow,
Ever.

I want to be
someone not me
Who's always together
With someone else.
Someone nice to me;
Someone like Jeremy.

Please?

I so wish he liked me.
I wish I could be
Someone that he
Would want to see.
But I'm just too…
ordinary.

Oh,
I wish I was lovely.
Not cute,
Not sweet,
Not handsome:
Just... lovely,
And I'd be complete.

I wish I was lovely.
I want lips,
I want hips,
I want smooth legs and arms,
I want a face full of charm,
I wish I was lovely!

I wish I had curls,
I wish I had curves,
I wish I was sexy,
I wish I had nerve...
I so wish I was lovely,
And
I so wish I was a girl!

Girls are so lucky:

I want to dress up,
I want to wear
pretty things,
I want to fix my hair,
And wear bracelets
and rings;
I want to make up
my face,
My eyelashes and brow,
I want to be beautiful:

I just don't know how!

I want to be a miss,
That someone can kiss;
I want to be me,
And I want me to be
just like a she...
And I so want to be loved:

Loved by Jeremy!


Please!


XVII.  Darkness

Well... hello there, lovely lady.

OHGOD!  You scared me!
Who are...

I'm Mr. Rutter.
Won't you come in?

LEGGO!  Let me go!!

please?

HELP!!

___

 

Continued…

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