It was a while later. Lightning and Sally found his mother and father at Flo's. They drove up to Mandy furiously.

"Mom." Lightning said angrily. Mandy ignored him.

"Mom, I'm serious. We have to talk."

"I don't have to Lightning." Mandy said looking away.

"Why don't you just shutup and listen!?!?" Sally exclaimed angrily. Mandy's eyes widened surprised and she started to get angry as well.

"What?" she asked.

"I'm just telling it like it is!" Sally said back. "It SHOULD be your favorite thing to do!"

"It is not!" Mandy lied.

"Oh, so you're just a cheap critic?"

"Excuse me!?"

"See!? Now you know how I feel! I'm just a cheap car, aren't I?"

"Is this how you talk to your parents miss!?"

"No but that's how you talk about people you don't even stop and get to know!"

"Listen young lady. If you EVER want to be with my son, you HAVE to change your attitude!"

"Well if you ever want him to be HAPPY, you have to treat me like an actual person!"

"Well maybe my son can be happy with someone with MANNERS!"

"You know what Mandy McQueen? Everyone in this world is not perfect. You cannot judge someone by how they look or how they do something. You cannot say they're too mean or too nice if you haven't stopped and get to know that person. You have to meet someone before you rate someone. And I have no idea how you and Lightning have a relative resemblence 'cause Lightning's heart is a heart of gold and you..."

Sally sighed. "I know you do too, you're just not showing it."

Mandy hesitated. Then she looked over at her son.

"Sorry, but it's true Mom." Lightning said. "You insult someone or backtalk about someone, and you've never even known that person. You've done it to our neighbors, you've done it to my friends, you even did it to your best friend when you finally saw her again after 10 years."

Mandy didn't say anything. She felt like the most stupidest car in the world. Then she looked over at Sally again.

"I'm sorry Sally." she said. "You really are a wonderful girl. It's just...I have to get to know you better."

Sally smiled. "You can. And you can still stay at the Cozy Cone for free if you still want."

"No it's fine. We don't have to bother you guys. We're have to leave in about 2 hours anyway."

"Why? Where are you going?" Lightning asked.

"Oh, we just have to see some old friends, that kind of stuff."

"Ok. So we'll see ya later."

"Bye sweetie."

Lightning and Sally left Flo's and were going back to the Cozy Cone. Lightning's eyes widened.

"Wow! You really said something back there Sal! I didn't even have the guts to talk to my mom like that!"

Sally laughed. Then her face went serious. "Ok, we got that done. Now you have to talk to Becky.

Becky was at Flo's, once again at the corner just staring at random cars. Then, Flo went next to her.

"Can I help you with anything?" she asked.

"Huh? Oh, no thank you." Becky answered.

Flo knew something was wrong with this girl. "Aren't you Lightning's friend? Becky?"

Becky looked back at her. "He told you?"

"No, I'm just a good eavesdropper."

They both laughed. Then Becky sighed.

"So," Flo started to ask. "Is everything ok with you?"

"Oh yeah, yeah, I'm fine. Really."

Flo nodded and was about to drive off until Becky stopped her saying, "OK OK!! There IS something wrong!!"

"You wanna talk about it?"

"Yeah, but I have to talk about it with Lightning mostly."


Becky hesitated and sighed. "I'm...his old girlfriend. But it's so difficult to talk about it right now because of Sally!"

Flo's eyes widened. His old girlfriend!? Boy, this IS difficult.

"Well," Flo started to ask. "Do you still feel that way about him, or do you just want to be friends now?"

"That's the thing! It's been such a long time, and I'm not so very sure."

Flo sighed. "Well, just try to talk to him and settle things out."

Becky looked up. "Ok. Thanks uhh, I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name!"


"Oh, you're the owner? Oh. Well, thanks for the advice."

So Becky drove to the Cozy Cone.

"Becky?" Lightning asked. She was in her cone and she opened it's door.


"Got a minute?"

She nodded and drove out of her cone. "Actually," she started to say. "I wanted to talk to you too."

"Really?" he asked. "Ok, then you can go first."

"No, you go ahead."

"No, really,"

"I insist."

Lightning hesitated. "Ok, I'll go. Umm, I wanted to talk about our, uhh...our relationship."

"Oh, umm, that's what I wanted to talk about too."

"Really? Well, uhh, ok, it's been a very long time since we were a couple."

"Yeah, and I see that you've moved on."

"Mmm, yeah. Have you?"

Becky didn't say anything. "You mean a, a guy?" she finally asked.


Becky didn't have one, but she didn't want Lightning to think she likes him, (which she isn't really sure about yet) so, she just said,

" No I don't."

"Oh." Lightning said. Now the two cars fell into uncomfortable silence.

"Sooooo," Becky said.

"Soo," Lightning repeated. "We're just friends now?"

"Yeah, of course. Just...friends."

"Sooo, I guess I'll see ya later."

"Actually, I have to leave tomorrow morning."


"Like I said, I've been traveling around a lot and, I wanna keep on track. Thanks for letting me stay awhile."

"No problem."

Becky put herself in reverse and was heading in her cone.

"Tell everyone I said bye."


Becky close the door. It was getting pretty late, so Lightning went in his cone as well.

Well, that's pretty much it. I can't think of anymore for this story since my head already thought up of another story! Soo, I guess Her New Dream will have to wait awhile. :D