Merrill's Life: A Signs Fanfic

A/N: Hello again! I've FINALLY updated this story! HALLELUJIAH! And it only took me a year! I'm so speedy! Haha! Well anyways I'm VERY VERY sorry for it taking this long. I've just had so much going on and haven't had the time to actually do this. So I hope you enjoy this long-awaited third chapter!

Chapter 3

Merrill had finally arrived at Philadelphia East High School for the staff meeting. He was excited to meet his future coworkers, but he was even more excited to see Tracy again. They hadn't seen eachother since the week before on their date.

After reaching the teacher's conference room, Merrill grabbed a chair at one of the tables. There were already many teachers there who were gathered at the other tables or at the vending machine. After a few minutes, Merrill felt a tap on his shoulder.

"Hey, stranger," he said after he turned around.

"Hey yourself," Tracy said with a sly smile. "It's been awhile."

"Unfortunately," Merrill said. He pulled out the chair next to him and Tracy sat down. "So how has your week been?"

"Well, I was up late last night correcting tests," Tracy said. "So I've been drinking a lof of coffee today."

"Well, you have to stay awake somehow," said Merrill. "I was wondering if you have plans this Saturday."

"No," Tracy said. "What are you thinking of?"

"Would you like to go out to dinner? Or a movie? Or something?"

"Of course I would!"

"It's your choice."

"Hmmm...how about...mini golf?"

"Mini golf? Sounds fun. I'm no good though."

Tracy smiled. "That doesn't matter. But I am kind of good."

Merrill laughed. "We'll see about that."

John Thomas, the principal, walked in, followed by other teachers. They sat down, and he went up to the front of the room. "Welcome everyone," he began. "I'd like to start out by introducing you all to our newest teacher, Merrill Hess. Merrill, why don't you tell us about yourself?" The teachers clapped for him.

After the clapping had ceased, Merrill stood up and said, "I'm Merrill Hess. I'll be teaching Advanced Geometry, and I'll be starting in September." He sat down.

"Thank you, Merrill," said John. "Now I'd like everyone to introduce themselves."


"So, I'll pick you up Saturday around noon," Merrill said to Tracy as they headed to their cars. "And we'll see who's butt gets kicked in mini golf."

"I know it'll be yours!" Tracy laughed.

"I don't think so!" said Merrill with a smile. Tracy unlocked her car and opened the door. "I'll see you Saturday then."

"Yeah, Saturday." They leaned in for a kiss. "Bye."

"Bye." Tracy got into her car, and Merrill walked over to his.


"Hello again," Tracy said as she answered the door that Saturday.

"Hi," said Merrill. He walked into the house as Tracy went to get her purse. "Are you ready for our little competition?"

"Of course I am! Did you practice at all?" Tracy said as she walked back into the living room.

"Me? Practice? I'm so good that I don't have to practice!"

"Right...okay, I'm ready."

"Okay. This way to your chariot, my lady." Tracy giggled. Merrill held out his arm and the linked arms on the way to the car.


"Awww, dang it!" Merrill yelled as the ball missed the hole. "I thought that would be a hole-in-one for sure!"

"Poor Merrill, he should've practiced!" Tracy said jokingly.

"Okay, let's see you make this in one shot!" Merrill challenged.

"You're on!" Tracy set down her ball and lined up the shot. She swung, and the ball went straight into the hole. "Oh yeah, that's what I'm talking about!" She did a little victory dance.

"You cheater! No fair!" Merrill exclaimed. "How did you do that?"

"Skills, baby! Skills!" she said.

"Now I feel bad. I'm no good," Merrill said. "Would you cheer me up?" He gave Tracy a puppy dog face.

"Of course I will!" Tracy walked over to him and gave him a kiss. "Better?"

"Much better!" They both smiled. Merrill lined up his next shot, and the ball went into the hole.

"I guess I helped!" Tracy said.


"Thanks for the great time," Tracy said after they reached her house later that afternoon.

"I had fun, too, even though you beat me pretty bad at mini golf," said Merrill. He smiled. "But I don't mind."

"That makes me feel better," Tracy said with a smile. Merill leaned towards her and kissed her.

When he stepped back, Tracy said, "That's all I get? One measley kiss?"

Merrill smiled and kissed her again. This time, it was a more passionate kiss.

When the kiss ended, they said their goodbyes, and Merill headed towards his car. On the drive home, his favorite song came on the radio, and he sang along as loud as he could. This had been the perfect day.


A/N: Well, there's chapter 3! And please bear with me if it wasn't that good. I haven't worked on this story in awhile. Please review!