Disclaimer: I don't own the Toy Story movies or characters.
By Jennifer Collins
"RRRRROOOOOOOARR!!" Rex shouted, waving his little arms in the air as he stomped up behind Hamm.
"Almost there, buddy," Hamm said nonchalantly as he flipped through a magazine.
Rex's eyebrows furrowed in frustration.
"Keep at it. You'll get it soon enough," Slinky said, stifling a yawn.
Jessie laughed from her perch on the desk where she sat with Bullseye. "Aw, Rex. I don't know why you don't just give it a rest. So what if you're not all that scary?" She bit her lip as the other toys braced themselves for the outburst.
"Not scary?! I'm a dinosaur! I have to be scary!"
"Well, who says so?" Jessie asked. Woody and Buzz looked up at her from the floor, both suddenly amused. All eyes turned to Rex, waiting for an answer.
Rex stuttered awkwardly for a moment as he pondered this. "Everyone?" His answer was more like a question. "I'm a tyrannousaurus rex. I'm the most fearsome dinosaur ever."
"Sure you are," Hamm offered, not very encouraginly.
Jessie rolled her eyes as she jumped from the desk to the chair and down to the floor. Buzz reached out a hand to help steady her, but she leapt up suddenly. "I have an idea!"
Buzz looked at Woody quizzically, but Woody just shrugged. Bullseye joined them on the floor and licked their faces. Woody laughed and patted his head, glad to have a distraction from the routine sounds of Rex, Hamm, and Slink playfully arguing over how scary a dinosaur Rex was.
"Where is it?" Jessie muttered from the other side of the desk. Buzz jogged over and found her vigorously going through Andy's dvd collection, throwing movies this way and that way as she anxiously searched for a particular film.
"What are you looking for?" Buzz wondered, but Jessie didn't seem to hear him. He followed her as she moved across the shelves, picking up dvds and replacing them as she threw them on the floor.
"Aha!" She shouted after a moment. "I've got it!" She hurried over to where Rex was still loudly arguing his point to Hamm and Slinky. "Come on, boys! We're watching a movie!"
"A movie? I love movies!" Rex shouted, forgetting his frustration. He bounded over to the television with Hamm, Slinky, and the Potatoes close behind. Woody settled himself at the edge of the bed and Bo came over to sit next to him.
Jessie popped the dvd into the player and scooted back to sit beside Buzz. She grinned as he slung an arm around her shoulders. Some other toys wandered over as the opening credits of Jurassic Park started to play.
"I don't think I've ever seen this one," Bo commented.
"Ssh!" Jessie hissed. "Just watch. You'll love it."
Within minutes, Rex's eyes were glued to the screen in awe. About half an hour into the movie, Bo's face was buried into Woody's vest and even Woody had to look away every now and then. As the film played on, toys began to gradually walk away until there was only Woody, Bo, Jessie, Buzz, Rex, and Hamm left in front of the tv. Occasionally, Buzz would raise his hand in front of Jessie's face, but she kept pushing his arm down.
When the movie came to an end, Jessie looked up at Rex, whose eyes were still glued to the screen. "You see? That's what scary dinosaurs are really like," she said. "Now do ya really wannabe like that?"
"I like you just the way you are," Bo said softly, her face still pressed into Woody's shoulder.
"Yeah, Rex," Hamm said with a chuckle. "Maybe it's better for you to be a nice dinosaur." The other toys nodded and murmured their agreement.
Jessie stood up in front of Rex and placed her hands on her hips. "Well, whaddya think?" She asked eagerly.
Finally, Rex fixed his eyes on her instead of the screen. "That poor goat," he said in horror.