'Not all good things come in good looking packages.' Daphne furrowed her brows after she read the line which was advertising Trojan condoms or something on the side of the public bus. The advertisement was a teenaged girl making flirty faces to a hot guy who was looking her way. Oh wow, she thought, some corny ad to get teens to use condoms so they won't get HIV, blah, blah, blah. Every teenager heard that like a zillion times before! Even though she hasn't had it yet, she knew to use a condom whenever she was planning to have itHas Ian been thinking about it too?, she thought. I have been sort of, not really thinking about it… Oh forget it!!!

"Hey Daph, is this our bus?" Ian asked while pointing to the same bus Daphne was staring at.

"Huh? Uh huh, yeah." She replied then she put her iPod away and stood up to go.

Ian was standing up too. "Are you alright?" He touched her shoulder in a concerned way.

"What'd ya think? Course I'm alright! Now let's get going!" She grabbed his arm walked toward the open bus door, but glanced ever so quickly at the condom ad. She reread those words: 'Not all good things come in good looking packages.' Ian saw her read the ad. So he did too. A condom ad? Daphne can't be serious about the words posted by some condom making company to encourage teenagers to wear condoms when doing it. Wait, if this ad is directed toward teenagers… then what about for like an eighteen year old like him? Is he slow? Going to college… Daphne's college, well University. Tell Daph about Oxford, NOW! he thought.

They got were already on the bus. Daphne paid for her and Ian, so they already got good seats towards the front of the bus.

Only about 3 seconds after they sat down Ian blurted, "Daphne, I've got something seriously awesome to tell you!!!"

"Wow, I've never seen you so pumped like this… What is it??!!"

"Get ready…" He paused for dramatic effect. "I've transferred myself into Oxford University!! So I get to spend the rest of my college years with you right here in New York!!!" Ian closed his eyes and waited for everything he just said to soak into Daphne's ears… then it'll be the fireworks!

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" Daphne screamed the most highest high pitch scream on the very tops of her lungs!! … And ouch, did that hurt!!! The Scream lasted for about 15 seconds, oh the 15 seconds of pure torture!! Never have this girl sing opera!!!!

"Attention fellow New York bus commuters, this is the driver of this bus speaking. I'm here to tell you all to please DON'T scream while on a public bus, for it might break some peoples' hearing aids." The bus driver said all airplane-pilot like. The 50 or so driver tried seeing if his hearing aid was working again. No such luck…

Now Daphne's face was entirely red and her eyes were filled with tears of both joy and the pain of screaming. She fell into Ian's arms so dramatically. I think this moment came out of an opera!

The drama, the passion, that, that SCREAM! No, but you had to be there to see how melodramatic it all was!!!!!

Ian and Daphne laughed then Daphne whispered, "That is toooo kewl!" And so they giggled some more. Then came the moment we've all been waiting for… the sweet, passionate, soft, and memorable kiss.

Ahhh, the serenity… but I think I have permanent ear damage now.


(I need a glass of water and some throat lozanges...)

-dAphANe IZ sore

world's smallest violin playing