Disclaimer: I don't own Kick Bottowski or the song Bizzarre Love Triangle by New Order.

At the moment, Kick was thinking of one thing: what to do about Kendall?

Logically, he should just leave her alone; in all of his experiences with Kendall, a direct confrontation never lead to anything pleasant. Seeing her to try to find out what he did, would only make things worse. That reasoning, however sound, didn't stop Kick from feeling like a jerk. Kendall had never acted so vulnerable before, and the fact that Kick had been able to bring down proud, strong Kendall made him feel anger, (and a bit of awe), towards himself.

Kick tried to calm down; he had to think of a solution to his problem with Kendall. Kick was a guy who did things his own way, and that got him into trouble. A lot. This time, he had to think outside the box. Instead of doing something extreme, he did something...anticlimactic.

He put on a pair of headphones that he pulled from...somewhere, and shifted through the list of songs on an mp3 player until he came to a random song.

What was going through Kick's mind was this:

'If normal methods won't work, then it's time to try something new. If I listen to some random song, an idea just might hit me.'

So, he listened.

Every time I think of you, I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue.

It's no problem of mine, but it's a problem I find,

Living a life that I can't leave behind.

But, there's no sense in telling me the wisdom of the fool won't set you free.

But that's the way that it goes, and it's what nobody knows.

Well everyday my confusion grows.

'This song hits the nail on the head. Whenever I think of Kendall, it's like getting shot in the chest - except way worse. When we fight, which is often, and she gets all smug or angry, it really upsets me. She's so bossy and superficial, it makes me sick. But I can't seem to get rid of her. If I had one wish, It'd be to live a life free of Kendall. It was foolish to think I could cheat my way out of an assignment though. Now I'm being punished for it. Kendall getting all sad and hurt is scary, and slightly...creepy. I'm still confused as to why she got like that.'

Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray.

I'm waiting for that final moment.

You say the words that I can't say.

I feel fine and I feel good.

I'm feeling like I never should.

Whenever I get this way, I just don't know what to say.

Why can't we be ourselves like we were yesterday?

'That is spookily accurate. Well, not really. I don't like seeing Kendall helpless, and I'm really praying for a miracle to turn things around because helping/cheering up/apologizing to Kendall isn't something I really want to do. And why should I apologize? She's the one who barged into my house without asking, thank you every much. Come to think of it, what did I do? Nothing. So I told her to leave - well, why not? No one, and I mean NO ONE, goes into my room without MY permission. I'm not apologizing until she does. She invaded my property after all. Still, why can't she be like she was when we first got the stupid project? Seeing her be her normal irritating self would actually be a good thing. Heck, if she yelled at me I'd feel better. And for Kendall, that's saying a lot.'

I'm not sure what this could mean.

I don't think you're what you seem.

I do admit to myself, that if I hurt someone else,

Then I'll never see just what we're meant to be.

'Come to think of it, Kendall was acting differently before too. When I saw her at the door, I was so busy trying to hide my skateboard, I almost missed it; Her hands were shaking, and her eyes had something in them - fear, anxiety? But why would she be nervous around me? She always acts so high and mighty. I have to ask her, because, while her reaction when I got mad would qualify as normal if it were anyone but Kendall, her reaction to seeing me was just plain weird. Before anything else, I have to know why Kendall was nervous. It might give me a hint as to why she acted so strange when I told her to leave. Though she might have just been worried about Cindy now I think about it; Kendall probably thinks that I hurt her by dropping her or something. Ugh. What a worrywart. I wouldn't hurt Cindy; I do want a good grade after all. Anyway, I know what I'm going to do. I'll go see her, act normal, ask her why she was nervous, and then ask her why she left. No ambushing her and forcing her to explain - that might only bring back that strange behavior, and that's something I don't want to see again.'

Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray.

I'm waiting for that final moment.

You say the words that I can't say.

Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray.

I'm waiting for that final moment.

You say the words that I can't say.

Kick pulled off the headphones and grinned. He knew what to do now. And best of all, he felt no pressure at all to do it. The song really had helped.

"Maybe I should tell Wade about this. He'll be shocked that I actually thought about how I was going to do something rather than just acting on instinct. Speaking of Wade, I think it's about time I took back Cindy. Man, what a stupid name."

So, with a casual air that only Kick could pull off, he headed to Wade's gas station.