It was during history lesson. Pedro, who now was yet some weeks at Preston-High, was sitting on the desk next to Napoleon. They were reading an extract about the ancient Rome. Suddenly Pedro asked Napoleon: "Why are you wearing red boots?" "Because it's a tradition that we wear pretty coloured clothes or shoes one day before…" The teacher shouted: "Napoleon! Shut up! You come better here and tell us something about the cursus honorum." Napoleon stood up and whispered a "Gosh!" then he started his speech: "The cursus honorum was the way, ancient Romains, better the rich ones, had to go, to become consuls." "Thank you. Can you tell us the four stages names?" asked the teacher. "Well, I guess first they had to become brave knights and fight against dragons and cyclops. Then they got money and bought a nice house on a farm. After it…" "Napoleon, that's wrong!" Have a seat! Who knows the correct answer?" Summer hold her hand up. "It's Quästor, Ädil, Prätor and Conul." " Right! As your homework you read from page 65 to 70. Next week we'll write an exam and I hope that every of you'll make good grates!" The class left the room and went to the cantine. Today's menu was Tater Tots and steak. "Why not tomorrow?" "What is so important tomorrow", asked Pedro. "You know, once a year you celebrate…" In this moment Deb came to them. "Hey guys! Pedro I've to tell you something. Under four eyes!" Napoleon, a bit disappointed, went away. "What's up with him?" "Pedro listen. Tomorrow it's Napoleons birthday. I want that we arrange a big party for him. What do you think?" "Yes, ok. That's why he's wearing red boots. Do you have a gift?" "Yes I'll give him a free fotoshooting. What about you?" Pedro didn't say a word he watched at the wall then he run away. "Pedro wait! Will you help me?" "Yes I bake a cake." They decided that tomorrow they wont say a word and after school they'll bring Napoleon outside and there will be a party. "With piñata", added Pedro. "And tots!" The two went searching Napoleon and found him at the usual place. He was improving his thetherball skills and turned around. "So you talk to me again", asked he. Pedro started laughing. Deb pushed him in the side. Napoleon looked at them and didn't really realise. He went home and watched TV. But nothing interesting was broadcasted so he turned the TV off and went to his room. He took some paper and started drawing his favourite animal a liger and hung it up. Kip was in the living room, he and Lawfanduh were still here for holidays. He seemed excited. Napoleon was tired and went sleeping. At the same time Deb and Pedro were really stressed. Deb was hanging up paperstuff and Pedro was baking non stop. After it they went to town to buy some candles and tots.
The next day Napoleon woke up with a smile. He went to the kitchen but there was noone. Were they gone? Without saying a word? He searched a nice shirt and left the house. In the bus he sang Happy Birthday to him. When he arrived at school he sit into the class. There was Pedro but he didn't say anything. It was a long day and finally school finished at 2 o'clock. Deb and Pedro came to Napoleon and brought him outside. And there he was: A table full of gits. A big cake. A dish full of tots. "Thank you", was the only thing he could say. Behind the trees Kip, Lawfanduh, grandma and onlce Rico appeard. Napoleon go from Kip a new bike, grandma bought him an own TV for his room, from Lawfanduh he received a new video and music cassettes and from Deb he got the fotoshooting check. They celebrated the whole afternoon. It was just awesome. "That's my best birthday ever!" smiled Napoleon.