Road Camelot's face glowed orange in the candlelight she used to finish her homework. A labored sigh escaped her lips as she lay down her chewed up pencil. She readjusted her striped tights and let her head fall onto the hardwood table. "What's wrong, my little angel? " The deep, comforting voice of the Millennium Earl asked her. She turned her head over to look at him; a small smile spread across her face.
"She's just bored." Remarked Tyki Myiki from his reading chair in the corner of the room. He did not look up from his newspaper as he continued. "Her teacher assigned her to finish reading some sort of Shakespeare play."
"Yeah!" Interrupted Road, "'-" The Earl placed a finger to her lips.
"Slow down my dearest. I cannot understand you. " He grinned at her. "I love Shakespeare and have read his completed works. Tell me about this play and we'll see if we can't make it fun. "
"Well," Road began as she jumped up into his lap, "it was called A Midsummer Night's Dream."
"A Midsummer Night's Dream! " The Earl cried as he jumped out of his chair, sending Road flying across the room. "I adore that play! Oh, Road, we can have so much fun with this. Do you remember all of the craziness that ensues after the fairies mix up the love potions? "
"Yes…" She answered suspiciously. The Earl grinned at her and waited for the pieces to click in her head. Tykii puffed on his cigarette and folded the newspaper over to witness the bizarre spectacle taking place before him.
"I don't think she has any idea what you're trying to hint, your Earl-ness. I know for a fact that I don't."
"That's because you're an idiot." Laughed Road. He rolled his eyes and stuck his tongue out at her. "Please Earl, tell me what you're thinking. My brain is too tired to figure it out."
"Well, let's pretend that we're the fairies and the exorcists are the humans. " He grinned even wider. The other two stared at him in surprise for a few minutes, before Road, too, began smiling.
"Yes!" She exclaimed. "What a brilliant idea! Just think of all of the chaos that would be created if we made them all fall in love with each other." She ran to the Earl's arms and they began to dance in a circle. Tykii jumped out of his chair.
"Wait, wait, wait… let me get this straight. You want to help the romance lives of the very people that we've been trying to kill?" The dancers nodded at him. "What? Are you crazy?"
"A little. "
"I don't understand this at all."
"C'mon, Tykii. It'll be fun just to mess around with their heads for a little while." Road pleaded. "Loosen up. Think of it as taking a little break from your usual job."
"This? A break from my job?" The Earl smiled at him.
"Sometimes even the Millennium Earl and the Noah need a - "