Chapter 3

The next morning, Eric and Donna were sitting on the front steps of the school making out when Donna pulled away suddenly.

"What's wrong?" she asked. "You don't seem like you're very into this."

"Nothing, Eric replied. "I'm totally into this. Making out; Yeah, awesome."

"You're still thinking of Hyde, aren't you?"

"I can't help it."

She smiled. "Trust me, I'm a way better kisser than Hyde."

"That's not what I'm think…Wait. What? How the hell do you know that?"

Donna smiled mysteriously. "I just know. Women's intuition." When Eric didn't smile back, she pushed herself off him and leaned against the wall. "You're really upset. What gives?"

Eric shrugged. "I just have a bad feeling about this whole thing."

"Women's intuition again?" Donna chuckled. At Eric's sour look, she relented. "You don't have to worry about Hyde, Eric. He knows how to take care of himself."

"When his mom left, he resorted to eating ketchup on crackers."

Donna frowned. "I didn't know that."

"I didn't think it was something he would want spread around. But if my parents hadn't taken him in, I don't know what would have happened."

"Maybe your mom will convince Red to take him back in? I mean, it worked the first time."

Eric was unconvinced. "He was really mad when he found Jackie's pot."

The bell rang, and Eric and Donna got up to head to homeroom. Fez, Kelso, and Hyde were already there, sitting in a corner and talking. "What's up?" Kelso asked as the couple joined them.

"We were just talking about things. And stuff. General objects and occurrences." Even Donna had to give Eric an incredulous look at that.

"So, uh, what's up?" Kelso tried again.

"Nothing?"

Donna rolled her eyes. "We were talking about what getting Red to let Hyde come back."

"Donna, shh!"

Hyde sighed. "Foreman, give it up. Red isn't letting me come back."

"But what if we-"

"Drop it, man. I don't want to come back."

Kelso scoffed. "You want to live on the floor of the fotohut forever? Chicks so don't dig guys who don't even have beds."

"Your mom didn't have a problem with it," Hyde joked

"At least I have a mom," Kelso retorted. Followed shortly by "Ow!" as Hyde hit him in the arm.

"Yes Kelso. Don't make fun of Hyde's abandonment so soon after being abandoned again. That is mean," Fez contributed.

Donna nodded. "Yeah. Don't be a dillhole."

Hyde groaned and shifted in his seat in an irritated manner. "Just drop it, all of you. I don't want to-" Hyde broke off and folded his hands over his face. "Achoo!"

Eric spun around in his seat in the front. "What was that?"

"Nothing."

Eric was about to argue, but the homeroom teacher chose that moment to walk in and order everyone to "face front and shut up."

And the day was just beginning