It was the last day of school. They were getting ready to leave the house for that much needed last day. Jacob went out to his car and tried to start it but it wouldn't start. He tried again and again but it wouldn't work. He started to panic and feared that his car was somehow broken. "Mom! Dad!" he shouted.
They went outside. "What's wrong?" Lola asked.
"My car is broken!" he exclaimed with his voice cracking as he said it.
Bugs checked the gas and it was on E. "There's no gas in it."
Jacob checked. "E doesn't mean excellent?"
Bugs and Lola gave him a look. "Jake, honestly," Lola said.
"Why didn't you fill up the gas tank?" Bugs asked.
"You didn't give me any money for it."
"How was I supposed to know you needed money for gas? You didn't tell me," Bugs pointed out.
"You can't go get any now, you'll be late for school," Lola said. "Just ride with us."
Lola crossed her arms. "Do you have a better solution?" Jacob shook his head. "Okay then, get your stuff and get in the car."
Jacob reluctantly put his stuff in the car and Kristy got in the back seat next to him surprised to see him there. "What are you doing here?"
"No gas..." he mumbled.
She pointed at him. "Haha!"
Later that day Bugs was sitting at his desk in his classroom watching his students. He'd been graded their final exams for the past fifteen minutes but he'd gotten tired of doing that and was just waiting for the bell to ring as anxiously as they were.
"Mr. Bunny, what did I get on my test?" Mary asked.
He looked on the computer where he'd put the grades in to see if he'd graded hers yet. "You got…an 85%. Not bad."
"Yes! I thought I failed."
"Did you study?"
"Then why would you think you failed?"
She shrugged. "I don't know. I guess I'm just hard on myself."
"What did I get?" Kristy asked.
Bugs checked. "93%. Good job."
"So what's my grade in the class?" she asked looking over his shoulder.
"You have an A. You did good this year." The bell rang and everyone got up quickly and practically ran out of the room. "Have a good summer," Bugs said.
"Bye Mr. Bunny!"
"Your mom and I are going to be out in the car. Don't take too long," Bugs said to Kristy.
She picked up her bag. "Okay." Then she left.
Bugs got his stuff, turned off the computer and headed out. Sometimes it seemed unbelievable to him that he used to bring her here as a baby and she'd sit on his lap playing with the computer keyboard. Now she was actually a student in his class taking his final exam. His children were growing up too fast and sometimes he wanted them to go back to being the babies he carried around in his arms and fed bottles to.
"What are you reminiscing about?" Sylvester asked noticing the look on his face.
Bugs shook his head. "Nothing…"
Sylvester elbowed him. "So, Jake's gonna be a senior next year. How do you feel about that?"
Bugs thought about it and honestly he didn't know what to think. He was happy that his son was growing up and about to start his own life. Jacob was a good kid and he knew he'd be successful and get into a good college. But then the little boy he'd raised was growing up and he didn't know what he'd do without him. He shrugged. "Really Sly…what do ya want me to say? He's going to be leaving soon, I don't know what I'm gonna do when that happens."
Sylvester rested his elbow on Bugs' shoulder. "Bugs, when you first have children they're young, helpless, and they depend on you. As they get older that dependence slowly disappears as they become independent. You can teach them the basic and hold onto them for only so long, but every bird has to learn how to fly at one point."
Bugs nodded realizing he was right. "I didn't know you thought such deep things Sly."
Sylvia came over to them. "Are you giving Bugs 'the talk'?"
Sylvester nodded. "Yup. I figured the time was about right. Have you given it to Lola yet?"
Sylvia shook her head. "I was gonna wait a little while."
"I'll remind you of this in a few months Bugs," Sylvester said.
Bugs shook his head at both of them. "I'll see you two later. I'm going home. If you see any of my children around here, tell them to come to the car."
"We will," Sylvia said.
Bugs went down the hallway and as he was walking Lola caught up with him. "Hey Bugsy."
He kissed her cheek. "Hey beautiful. Ready to go home?"
"You have no idea."
They said good bye to their students on the way out and were soon in the car with The Beatles playing on the radio. They sat there for five minutes waiting for Jacob and Kristy.
"Where are they?" Lola said. "You told them to come to the car right?"
"Yeah I did." Then he saw Kristy walking towards the car. "There's Kristy."
She opened the door and got in. "I love this song."
"How are you Kristy?" Lola said.
"Good. I got a 93% on dads final," she said proudly.
"Tell her what your final grade is," Bugs said.
Lola nodded approvingly. "That's good. I've heard your dad's class is pretty hard."
"It was hard. Dad, why do you make your class so hard?"
"To challenge you and make you smarter." They waited for over ten minutes and Jacob never came.
"Where is he, I want to go home," Kristy said.
Lola called him again. "I know he brought his phone today, he never forgets it."
"I'll go get him," Bugs said getting out. "Keep the windows down, you might be able to hear me." He closed the door and headed inside.
"What's he talking about?" Kristy asked.
A smirk spread across Lola's face. "I think I know what he's talking about."
Bugs went inside and headed for his office. He passed Porky on the way. "Hey Porkster, do you know where Jacob is?"
Porky shrugged. "I d-d-don't know."
Bugs went into his office and turned on the intercom. "Jacob Bugs Bunny if you're not in the car in thirty seconds I will take my belt off and beat your butt!" He left his office and Melissa walked over to him laughing.
"You're mean!" she said.
Bugs crossed his arms and smirked. "Look, I've been waiting for him for fifteen minutes. I want to go home."
"Why didn't he drive himself?"
"He forgot to fill his gas tank."
Melissa nodded. "I see. Well, some of us just have to learn the hard way."
Bugs headed out the door and ran into Jacob on the way and he didn't look very happy with him. "It's about time you decided to come out. What were you doing?"
"I was in the cafeteria," he mumbled.
"Talking weren't you?" Jacob didn't answer. "We've been waiting for you for fifteen minutes ya know." Jacob still didn't answer. Bugs put his arm over his shoulders. Jacob wasn't quite as tall as him yet. He still had a little bit of growing left but he doubted he'd pass him in height. "Don't you get mad at me. You deserved that."
"No one deserves to be humiliated that way."
"Someone who forgot to fill their gas tank and wants to hang around in the cafeteria while other people are waiting for him does. We should have left you."
"Why didn't you?"
"Because you'd call us to come back and get you and then act all pissed off when we do." They got in the car.
"Where were you?" Lola said. "We're trying to go home."
"In the cafeteria talking," Bugs said.
On Sunday Bugs and Lola had just woken up and they were laying in their bed in each other's arms.
"Sly gave me 'the talk' the other day," Bugs said.
Lola raised her eyebrow. "About what?"
"Jake being a senior next year."
"Oh," Lola said. "Senior next year and then he'll be away in college. I don't know what I'll do, especially when Kristy goes too. She's right behind him. I don't know how to live my life without them anymore."
"I know what you mean. I might go insane. I'll probably drive up to whatever school he goes to and drag him back home."
Lola laughed. "Don't do that."
"You know you'll want to too."
"I won't lie to you. I will. Why can't he stay a baby forever?"
Bugs shook his head. "Doesn't work that way Lo. I wish they could though. Maybe once they're gone we can travel the world on a nonstop honeymoon," he said giving her a sly look.
Lola smiled. "I'd love that." She kissed his lips. He ran his hand through her hair and held the back of her head deepening their kiss. She gripped onto him moaning into his mouth then he rolled on top of her making her giggle. He started to kiss her neck. "I love you," she said.
Suddenly the phone rang.
"Damn you whoever's calling!" Bugs said. He reached onto the night table for the phone. "What's up?"
"Doc," Sylvester teased.
Bugs rolled his eyes. "Shut up Sly."
"We're going to the beach today, you wanna come?"
"By 'we' you mean who?"
"My, Sylv, Jr, Wile E, Daffy, and Melissa."
"Okay. When are we going?"
"We planned on being there around ten so we can get a good spot."
Bugs nodded as if Sylvester could see him. "Ya wanna go to the beach Lo?" he asked her.
"We'll see you there Bugs," Sylvester said.
"Bye Sly." He hung up the phone and turned back to Lola. He ran his fingers across her leg. "Now, where were we?"
She ran her hands down his chest. "Right here." She kissed him again.
Later that afternoon they were at the beach. They'd had a lot of fun that day so far. They buried Wile E in the sand, built a giant sand castle, Bugs, Daffy, and Sylvester had a surfing contest, Kristy claimed there was a shark in the water and wouldn't go in for an hour. They had fries, soft pretzels, and snow cones for lunch but Daffy didn't wait 30 minutes, got a cramp, and almost drowned so Melissa gave him CPR (although he didn't need it).
Jacob, Kristy, and Jr were sitting at the end of the ocean letting the waves splash their feet eating more snow cones.
"So Jr, you're about to graduate. How's college?" Jacob asked.
"College is amazing," Jr said. "You live away from home with no adult supervision, you party every night…yeah, it's great." He took a big bite of his snow cone. "AH! Cold!"
"I'm ready to leave," Jacob said. "Next year won't go by fast enough. Senior year hasn't even started and I already have senioritis."
"You wanna leave me that badly?" Kristy said.
Jacob snorted. "Yeah, you're annoying." Kristy glared at him and slapped his arm.
"I'm glad I'm an only child," Jr said.
"Didn't you ever get lonely?" Kristy asked.
Jr shook his head. "Nope. I just called my friends over. And I got whatever I wanted."
"We get whatever we want," Jacob pointed out.
"Well, kids whose parents aren't multibillionaire's don't get whatever they want. I don't know what you two are gonna do when you move out and aren't living in that giant house anymore."
"Dad said when I leave he'll give me my first million," Jacob said happily. "Didn't Sylvester do that?"
Jr crossed his arm. "He's been rationing it out. He thinks I'll spend it all on unneeded stuff."
"Jacob's probably gonna do that," Kristy said.
Jacob glared at her. "I'll have you know that when I turn eighteen I'm opening my own bank account."
Jr snickered. "You sound proud of yourself for that."
"Well mommy was proud of me when I told her."
Jr and Kristy laughed. "'Mommy'," Jr said.
"Aren't you too old for that?" Kristy said.
"You still call them mommy and daddy!" Jacob exclaimed.
"I'm only fifteen, I'm still a child," Kristy said smugly. "Here you are Mr. 'I'm a senior and I'm almost seventeen' still calling your parent's mommy and daddy."
Jr was still laughing. Then the wave splashed too high and it got all in his snow cone and in his mouth. "Ah!" Jacob and Kristy laughed. Jr stared at his snow cone for a moment then held it to his mouth.
"Don't eat it!" Kristy exclaimed.
He ate it anyway then made a face. "Ew, tastes like salt water."
Bugs was sitting on his beach towel waiting for Lola to come back. He was watching everyone in the water. Apparently they'd started a splash fight and they'd tossed Daffy into the ocean. Jacob came over and sat next to him. "Hi dad."
Bugs hugged him. "Hey Jake. What's up?"
"You okay kiddo?"
"Yeah I'm fine." He paused for a moment. "Thanks dad."
Bugs raised his eyebrow confused. "For what?"
"Just for being there, you and mom. Well, I'm just glad I still have mom in the first place. But thanks for all you've done for me. I know I give you two some crap sometimes."
Bugs smiled at him then hugged him tightly. "Yeah, you do. But that's okay, you're still a really good kid Jake. And you're welcome."
Lola came over dripping wet. "Why are you two being so mushy right now? Did I miss something?" she asked as she dried off.
"I just said to dad thank for being there for me. You too mom," Jacob said.
Lola bent down next to him and hugged him. "You're welcome Jacob. We're your parent's; we'll always be there for you."
It was getting late; it was almost ten o' clock. Jacob, Kristy, and Jr were still splashing around in the ocean and their skin had to be all shriveled up by now. Daffy and Melissa were lying on a beach towel sharing Daffy's iPod. And Wile E and Sylvia were burying Sylvester in the sand. Bugs and Lola were sitting on the pier looking out at the stars. She was leaning against the railing and his arms were around her.
They were both deep in thought. They'd been married for nearly twenty years now and they'd been through a lot together. Sure they'd fight sometimes and sometimes they'd wish they'd never been married, but those thoughts were quickly pushed away. They were just grateful they still had each other, Lola had been shot so many years ago but they thought about it occasionally. What would they have done without each other? They needed each other to love and take care of and kiss and cuddle with at night. Bugs knew he couldn't have raised Jacob and Kristy alone. They'd grown so close and couldn't stand to be away from each other. They were two halves of a whole, one owned half of the other's heart and if one had ever left, half of that heart would be gone and never be able to be repaired. They thought of each other as soul mates. Every time their golden wedding rings touched they glowed and Bugs and Lola took that as a sign that they were meant to be. They'd been through so much over the years and sure enough they'd be through much more. But there was no one they'd rather have lived their lives with than each other.
"Bugs, do you remember before we got married you got a star named after me?" Lola said.
Bugs nodded. "Of course I remember it."
"Do you think it's out tonight?" she asked.
Bugs examined the sky for a moment. "I know it's out tonight."
"How do you know?"
"The star I picked for you was the brightest star in the sky…well besides the sun but that unfortunately already had a name." Lola laughed. He pointed. "You see that one right there?" She looked where he was pointing at an unusually bright star. "That's your star."
She took his hand and squeezed it. "We've been through a lot since then."
Bugs nodded in agreement. "That's an understatement." He lifted her chin to look at him. "There's no one else I'd have rather done it with then you."
She kissed him deeply. "I love you."
So that's it. It's over! I know this one was much shorter than "Love Story" but there's only so much you can write about Bugs and Lola. Personally i like this one a LOT better. it may just be me but i think this one was better written and it didn't drag on as much. But I hope you enjoyed my little version of Bugs and Lola's history. I don't know when you can expect another story about them from me, or any Looney Tunes story at that. this one pretty much wiped my mind clean of idea for them but in the mean time feel free to read any of my other stories. Once again i hope you enjoyed it and please review. Peace out!