AN: I would have had this up sooner, but the stupid internet was down. :(

Disclaimer: I don't own LWD. But I do own Michael Seater… just kidding. ;-)

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Edwin was on his way to his room when he saw a depressed looking Lizzie on the steps up to the attic room.

"Hey Liz, what's up?" Edwin took a seat next to Lizzie.

"Not much, Ed…" Lizzie said, letting out a sad sigh.

"Are you sure? You sound kind of-"

"I'm fine Edwin!" Lizzie snapped. She saw Edwin's surprised reaction and instantly felt bad. "I'm sorry. I just… don't know what to do."

"About what?" Edwin asked, concerned.

Beat.

"About Jamie…"

Beat.

"I thought things were fine with you and Jamie. I mean, you've been going out for almost a month."

"Ed, it's been 4 months."

"Oh… right…"

"I thought everything was okay… but now I'm not too sure."

"Why, Liz? What happened?"

"Sometimes I feel like he doesn't like me anymore… Can you do me a favor?"

"Um, I guess? What kind of favor?"

"Can you ask Jamie if he really still likes me?"

"Woah woah woah! I'm not the person you should ask for something like that. I'm not a girl. Guys don't ask guy friends if they still like their girlfriend." Lizzie sighed again.

"You're right. Sorry I asked." Lizzie looked down at her feet, and Edwin felt bad that he couldn't do anything. Then, he got an idea.

"I know I'm not the right person to ask Jamie, but I know what I can do for you." Edwin smiled bright. Lizzie laughed at his crooked smile.

"What can you do for me, Ed?"

"I can make you feel better… with jokes!" Lizzie laughed.

"But Ed, you're not funny."

"But I've worked on my material. Plus, you know what they say… 'Laughter is the best medicine'".

"Okay. Give me your best shot."

"Okay okay. Here goes. Why is it that you drive in the parkway, but you park in the driveway?" Lizzie stared at Edwin.

"Edwin, that's not funny."

"Okay, how about 'Why did the chicken cross the playground?" Lizzie sighed.

"Why, Edwin?" She rolled her eyes.

"To get to the other slide!" He burst into laughter, while Lizzie didn't say anything.

"Edwin, why don't you try and tell me something funny that happened to you. Something stupidly funny always happens to you."

"Okay… hey!" Edwin yelled, realizing her insult.

"I'm just kidding… kind of. But you gotta admit it's true."

"Yeah yeah. Did I tell you what happened at Marti's birthday party?"

"No. What happened?" Lizzie asked, suddenly interested.

"Well, one of Marti's friends, Yvette I think, asked me to marry her."

"Are you serious?!" Lizzie started laughing out loud. She laughed for 3 minutes straight.

"Okay, Lizzie. You can stop laughing now. It's not that funny."

Yes… it… is!" Lizzie struggled to speak between fits of giggles. "So then what happened?"

"Well… she called yesterday. Apparently, my wedding's next week and our honeymoon is gonna be in Paris." Lizzie burst out laughing… again.

"So, you're gonna marry an 8 year old?" Lizzie asked, still laughing about Edwin's situation.

"I guess so."

"Well, I'm sure you two make a very cute couple."

"Mhmm." Lizzie continued to laugh. Then she looked at Edwin with a smile.

"Thanks, Ed. I really needed that. I feel a lot better."

"That's what I'm here for." Lizzie reached over and hugged Edwin tightly. He hugged her back, inhaling the smell of her shampoo.

Mmm… raspberry shampoo…

Edwin didn't want to let go but Lizzie ended the hug. "I think I'm gonna go call Jamie. I've kind of been avoiding him." Lizzie said, with an embarrassed look on her face. She stood up and walked off with a big smile on her face. Edwin smiled a sad smile to the back of her head.

As long as she's happy…

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Maya