Disclaimer: I do not own Jimmy Neutron or any related characters.

"Thank you, good sir," Cindy said as Jimmy opened the door to the Candy Bar for her.

"No problem, mad' am," Jimmy joked as he followed her inside. They took a seat at a booth near a window and grabbed their menus. "Wow, the place sure is empty," he remarked while scanning the listed meals.

"Well, it's only seven o'clock," Cindy reminded him.

"What'll it be, kids?" a kindly old woman asked while approaching the table.

"Orange juice and two scrambled eggs," Jimmy said.

"Hot chocolate and two pancakes," Cindy said. They both handed their menus to the elderly woman after she jotted down their orders. Their eyes briefly followed her as she went into the kitchen.

"You know," Cindy said, "you don't have to pay for me. It's not that big of a deal."

Jimmy shook his head. "Now, I'm a man of my word if nothing else. I lost the bet fair and square, so I'll treat you to breakfast." Jimmy rapped his fingers against the table while trying to keep his eyes off of Cindy. "So, guess I was wrong. Who knew spiders weren't insects?"

Jimmy and Cindy both nervously laughed. They breathed a sigh of relief as their meals arrived. "Hey, can you pass me the butter...never mind, I'll get it," Cindy said while reaching across the table.

"No, it's fine," Jimmy told her while reaching for it as well. They both blushed feverously as their hands briefly connected. Cindy forgot her need for the margarine and started to eat her pancakes.

Jimmy looked up from his meal to see Cindy staring at him. They both turned their attention back to their food.

"So, beautiful day, huh?" Jimmy asked.

Cindy just nodded while wiping a few strands of hair out of her face. "Your, uh, essay for school was...very good," she told him, struggling to get those last two words out.

Jimmy nodded, a little surprised. "Thanks. Yours was...also good."

Cindy also nodded and tried to control her shaking foot. "So, Jimmy. It'll be a while before Libby and the others are up, so, uh, do you want to go for a walk or something?"

Jimmy started coughing and hit his chest. "I, well, I mean, I supp..." Jimmy's eagerly awaited response was cut off by a large crashing noise outside the restaurant.

Cindy and Jimmy eyed each other and sighed. Jimmy pulled a few dollar bills out of his pocket and left it on the table next to the bill. He and Cindy ran outside to investigate.

They stopped on the sidewalk as they looked across the street. Sheen emerged from what looked like two trash cans and a computer chair. He spun around before falling to the ground. Carl and Libby emerged from down the street and ran up to him.

"Sheen! Are you ok?" a concerned Libby asked while grabbing his arm and pulling him off the ground.

Sheen clutched his head and stumbled around. "That's one small step for man...one...giant leap...for me." He shook his head and looked around. "Dang! I thought for sure I would make it to the moon."

Jimmy and Cindy ran up to their three friends and investigated the scene. "What's going on?" Jimmy asked while inspecting the wreckage.

"Sheen built a rocket!" Carl enthusiastically shouted.

Libby shook her head. "No he didn't, Carl. That is not a rocket. The Strato XL is a rocket."

Sheen picked up a scrap piece of metal and sighed. "I don't get it. Jimmy's rocket works!"

Libby threw her hands up in the air and shouted, "Jimmy's rocket has an engine!"

Carl and Sheen looked at each other, then at the rocket. "Ohhhhh," they both said at the same time.

Jimmy looked around feverishly. "Where the heck did you guys launch this thing from?"

"My roof," Sheen sadly told him.

Cindy and Jimmy exchanged confused glances. "But that's like half a mile away!" they both shouted.

"How did it get this far?" Jimmy inquired.

"Catapult," Libby, Carl, and Sheen told him.

Jimmy clutched his head and frowned. "Wait a second, there is no way that a catapult could...you know what? I don't want to know."

Libby finally realized that Jimmy and Cindy were together. "Hey, what are you two doing here this early? Together?"

Cindy and Jimmy nervously laughed and rubbed their arms. Cindy put on that huge fake smile of hers and looked down. "Well, uh, we had to, you know, do the thing."

"For the person," Jimmy added.

"For the reason," Cindy finished.

They both nervously laughed. Libby took a step away from them, a little scared. "Ok then. Well, we might as well head back to my place; it's too early to do something. Come on guys," she said while heading back home. Everyone shrugged and followed her.

Author's Note: I'm sorry I deleted my last story, The New Intergalactic Showdown. I had reached a dead-end and had no idea how to continue. This time I'm being careful and planning the story out ahead of time.

Sorry I haven't been updating lately, but it's tough with school. But I have a feeling this new story is going to be good.

And please review, I really need to know what you think. It's been awhile since I've written everything, and I need to know if I'm still doing good. So it would mean a lot to me if you would tell me what you think.