Chapter 4

Sorry, I'm having some serious writer's block. I know this chapter is seriously lacking, but I'll try my best to bring it up a notch with the next one

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the Suite Life characters, etc.

Cody walked out into the living room, where Zack was still sitting on the couch like nothing was wrong. His eyes were transfixed to the television. I never really understood the point of wrestling. People try to pin each other down on the ground. Woo-hoo. Okay, I have to go apologize to Zack. Here goes…

Cody walked up to Zack. Zack just kind of stared at Cody with a "what-do-you want?" look. Cody began to apologize. "Listen, I just wanted to say I'm sorry for exploding on you like that. I've had a rough couple of days, and I had bottled up my emotions. You just happened to be the person I exploded on. So I'm sorry. Will you forgive me?"

"Huh?"

"Yes or no?" Cody asked. "I understand if you won't."

"Oh, were you talking to me?" His eyes had gone straight back to the television after Cody had walked up.

"No, I was talking to the couch. It's a very intriguing conversationalist," Cody retorted. When Zack gave him a confused look, Cody said, "Just forget it. Pretend I never even came over here." He sulked slowly back into his room and continued his thinking.

That stubborn jerk! I can't believe he'd have the nerve to just tune me out when I'm trying to apologize to him. Doesn't he have any manners? I just wish I could make him jealous. Hey, I have an idea! Zack doesn't have a girlfriend right now, so I can ask somebody out and make him jealous. But who? Ooh, Charlotte sure seems to like me. She's kind of cute, too. I'll ask her out on Monday. That ought to make him jealous.

Monday came quicker than Cody expected and the next thing he knew, he was standing at Charlotte's locker, giving himself an inner pep talk. Okay, the key is just to stay calm. You can do this. "You can do this," Cody spoke subconsciously.

"I'm sorry, Cody. What did you say?" Charlotte asked.

Oops, my bad. Smooth move, Cody. "Oh, um," Cody stammered. "I was, uh-- I was just wondering if maybe, um, if you'd like to go out with me sometime?"

Charlotte let a girlish giggle slip out of her mouth. "I'd love to!" she exclaimed happily.

"Great."

"Um, so how's Saturday?" Charlotte asked him.

"Uh, Saturday, that sounds good. Well, I have to go to class, but I'll talk to you soon," Cody said. Well, that went well.

"Okay, bye, Cody!" Charlotte said as she skipped down the hall to tell her friends.

Maybe I'm not so bad with the ladies after all, Cody thought as he walked to class.

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