Chapter Two- The Plan
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Summary:Larry is tired of trying to get Kate to notice him. So, what happens when he just gives up? Will Kate realize what she already knew all along? This is a Larry/Kate story with a hint of Gordo/Lizzie. Please review. I'd really appreciate it.
A/N:I'm going to try to make this chapter longer then the 1st one. Hopefully, I'll get more reviews. Without reviews, I'm nothing as a writer. So, what are you waiting for? Please, read and review!
"Lizzie, how on earth do you plan on getting Kate hooked up with Larry? I mean, forgive me for being honest, but it's near impossible!" cautioned Gordo after Lizzie had came back over to join them and tell them all about her "plan."
"Let's face it. Larry's just not her type." agreed Miranda.
"Guys, stop being so negative. This plan will work! Kate isn't as smart as she proclaims she is, you know."
"Okay, okay, okay. We give! What's this so called 'plan' of yours?" Gordo didn't really like arguing with Lizzie, and neither did Miranda.
"Promise you won't freak… both of you."
"Why would we freak?" asked Miranda, sounding a little worried at what Lizzie might have up her sleeve this time.
I mean, let's face it. Lizzie has had some pretty- what's the word I'm looking for- strange ideas in the past. Not to mention she had the biggest crush on Ethan Craft. If she got Ethan and Kate to break up, there would definitely be something in it for her. But, that wasn't what it was all about…
It was mainly about Larry's problem.
She really did feel sorry for the poor guy. Especially when she counted all his past girlfriends. Wait… Larry had never had a girlfriend in his life! 'But, why?' Lizzie wondered. 'I mean, he sure knows how to treat a girl. Hmmm…'
"Lizzie, hello? Don't leave us before you supposedly 'freak us out'." said Gordo while waving his hands in front of her face.
"Huh? Oh, sorry. I was just… thinking. Anyway, the plan is for me to pretend to go out with Larry to get Kate jealous."
Gordo's mouth dropped to the floor, and Miranda's hands instantly went over her mouth. They stood like that for several minutes. Lizzie wasn't that surprised. She knew they would react like this.
"I knew you guys would freak out." sighed Lizzie.
"Sorry, Lizzie. It's just that… Well, you and Tudgeman." apologized Gordo.
"I know it sounds crazy, but I actually think it might work." she defended herself.
Miranda glanced at the clock on the wall and let out a horrified gasp. She snatched up her books and headed straight for the office.
"Miranda, where are you going?" Lizzie called after her.
"Gordo will explain." she called back. "Bye, guys!"
Lizzie looked at Gordo, demanding an explanation.
"Another family thing." he explained. "That's all I know."
She let out a long, heavy sigh. With Miranda gone, how was she going to get through this? Although right now, she had bigger problems to worry about…
"Now, about your plan…" trailed off Gordo.
"What about it?" she asked innocently.
"Uh, nothing. Just wanted to wish you good luck, because here comes your Prince Charming right now."
Just as Lizzie turned around to see what he was talking about, Larry appeared right in her face. He had a huge smile on his face, and Lizzie couldn't help but smile back. She turned around to excuse herself and Larry from Gordo, but he was already gone.
"Strange…" she whispered.
"What?" inquired Larry.
"Nothing. Let's go. I've worked out all the details of our little 'plan.'"
… Once they were alone, Lizzie began to give Larry the "low-down".
"I'm going to pretend to be your girlfriend." she said, remaining calm as ever.
Larry, as a result of shock, was totally speechless. His mind was trying to comprehend the sentence he had just heard. Lizzie was going to be his… girlfriend? Well, "pretend" girlfriend, but just the idea gave him chills. Chills? What? Wait- he wanted…
Kate. This whole thing was about getting Kate to go out with him. Not Lizzie (although it was a plus).
"R-R-Really?" he finally spat out.
"Why is that so hard to believe?" she asked.
"Lizzie, just take a good look at the both of us. You're, you… You're perfect, and I'm a loser."
"No, Larry, you're not a loser. Don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise." she said before planting a large kiss on his cheek.
Gordo, who had been secretly been watching the whole ordeal from behind the stairs, balled his hands into a fist. 'Lizzie just kissed Tudgeman. Okay. I can deal with this! It's all just pretend.' he thought. 'Wait- even if it wasn't pretend, why would I care? Do I… like Lizzie?' And, with all these thoughts drifting through his head, he secretly snuck out of eyeshot and earshot of Lizzie and Larry- as if he'd never been there in the first place.
"Did you just kiss me?" Larry asked after he regained his voice.
"Y-Y-Yeah, I guess I did." she replied, also surprised.
"It's, uh, all part of the plan, right?"
"Yeah, sure… all part of the plan." she trailed off as she walked slowly away from him.
"Where are you going?" he called after her.
"I, uh, need to think… of more stuff for the plan. I'll see you later."
'This is going to be an excellent plan!'thought Larry. 'And, it's going to work… it has to work.'