Orb's Year 901
Debbie made a face. She'd heard this speech a million times. Scrunching up her face, she mimicked the next words out of her mother's mouth, "I work my fingers to the bone for you girls. And do you even care? No! Curse the celestial orb for not giving me any boys with a lick of sense!"
Amy smacked Debbie in the back of the head. "Don't you mock me, girl," she lectured. "Don't you think that I can't tell when I'm being sassed!"
Debbie rubbed her head. "Yes ma'am," she replied quickly and then scooped up her work and began her chores. First the eggs needed to be gathered, the dog fed, and the house cleaned. Debbie hated cleaning!
Now she needed to come up with another plan. Not that those girls of hers were any help!
Orb's Year 902
"Well, look who just happened to wander by," she called out coyly. "Just the man I was wanting to see!"
Mark had appeared shocked and flattered, stopping in his tracks in front of her house. "Me?" he asked, looking around.
Amy waved him over and began to work her magic spell, honed over the decades of manipulating the men around her.
Perhaps all was not lost after all!
Debbie decided she could use a little practicing herself. And the perfect target was Juan Cho. He'd come home with her from instructional school. Perhaps she wouldn't have to do her homework after all, she thought happily.
"Well, you are just who I wanted to see," Debbie had said, mimicking her mother's tone.
"What?" Juan had asked confused, especially because he'd been at Debbie's home for quite a few hours.
Juan recoiled. "Knock it off, Debbie. You're acting weird." Juan looked at her crossly. "I'm going home."
Debbie watched Juan climb down the ladder to her loft and sighed. Perhaps there was more to this than she thought!
Orb's Year 903
Orb's Year 904
She was shocked! She couldn't believe he was letting himself into her room! She had attempted flirting with him the other day, but still! What if her mother caught her! she thought excitedly.
"What are you doing here?" she hissed.
"Shhh!" Brand said. "I wanted to see you, of course!"
"Does Debbie Alioto know you're sneaking around my bedroom!" she demanded. She'd met Debbie and she was a nice girl.
Brand had looked affronted. "Of course not! Why would she?"
Debbie shrugged. "So what are you doing here?" she asked.
Debbie thought she saw hearts floating around as he pulled away from her. Now, all this kissing stuff made sense! And she wouldn't mind doing it again!
But, when she'd come to her senses, Brand was already stepping out the window and climbing down the siding.
Hurriedly she ran over to the window, "Where are you going?" she called.
"Until next time, fair Debbie" Brand had teased as he dropped to the ground and began to trot away.
Next time, indeed, Debbie thought, looking forward to it.