Okay, so I know. This is a children's show for...children. But hear me out, I was watching the show one day(who is of appropriate age to watch such a show) and I realized just how unrealistic the actors are as teenagers. I mean, I know they can't be doing all of that wild stuff that teenagers do on it, but they act so happy and cheery and gross all the time. It's kinda getting on my nerves. So, I've decided to make my own version of the show with much more realistic thingies happening. I know, I have nothing more interesting to do, haha. Enjoy!
Kiki, Twist, Shout, and I walked down the street to the Groovy Smoothie, our usual hang out after school. Kiki, who was holding Twist's hand skipped happily towards Melody. I rolled my eyes at how gushy and lovey-dovey they are. It's not like I'm jealous or anything, but you'd think after a month of dating they'd stop acting like this.
"Hiya Melody! How are you?" Kiki asked with her usual excited tone and chipper attitude. She flashed her perfect smile at Melody, the sole owner of Groovy Smoothie. She screamed and jumped at the sound of Kiki's voice. This made her drop a whole bowl of raspberries on the floor.
"Oh My Gosh! Melody, I am so sorry! I didn't know you were making a smoothie. Here, I'll help you clean the mess up." said Kiki before getting behind the counter and getting a mop from the side of the small shack. Good I thought. She needs to learn that her happy attitude can be annoying sometimes.
"Oh, it was just an accident. No one has been buying my Sassy Rassy Rasberry smoothies for a while anyway." Melody said as she helped clean up the mashed berries off the floor. While they were doing this, I couldn't help but steal a glance at Twist. He was looking concernedly at Kiki when she looked over at him, and laughing with Shout when she looked away. Okay, I had to admit it. I liked Twist, a lot. Especially since the Moonlight After-Party. After we had performed, everyone went to the Groovy Smoothie to listen to some slow songs. Kiki had to go home because her parents didn't want her to be out later than 9:00, and Shout was getting tired anyway so he left too. It was only Twist and I left, so we decided to dance together. It wasn't supposed to be romantic or anything, but it still was. For me, at least. Ever since, I've been drooling over Twist. It's really awkward since he's been my friend since forever, and even more since he's dating Kiki. If I ever told her that I had a crush on her boyfriend, she'd kill me.
Once Kiki and Melody were finished cleaning up the ruined raspberries, we decided to take our orders. "One Banana Splat for me." said Twist.
"An Outrageous Orangey Blast please." Shout told her as he looked around curiously. Was he looking for someone?
"How about a Cool Cheery Cherry Smoothie?" Kiki asked as if there was a decision.
"And I'll have the Wiggly Giggly Watermelon." I said after settling down in one of the smooth revolving chairs. Melody gave us all of our drinks and we drank in silence. Melody eventually decided to break the ice.
"So, how was Music School? Anything interesting?" Melody asked us with a wide smile. We all looked at each other, wondering who would tell first. Most certainly not me.
"Well," Shout decided to go for it. "We have this really big test coming next week. It's counting for a whole quarter of our grade. If we fail it, we might as well say bye-bye to graduating." He finished his smoothie and put it back on the counter. That wasn't the whole story though. There was more to it. Much more.
"And it's sorta, kinda our fault that we have to take it in the first place." Kiki said with a shameful look on her face. She looked away from Melody and finished her pink smoothie.
"How could it possibly be your fault? You're the nicest kids I've ever met!" Melody said as she took all of our empty glasses.
"You should ask Twist that." Shout muttered before Twist elbowed him in the arm.
Twist looked at Melody. "Okay, we were just goofing around, you know? It was last period. We were excited because we heard that there would be this big 'Battle of the Bands' this Friday. So, the four of us were sitting in the back row and..." Twist began explaining the whole story. I couldn't help but have a bit of a flashback about it as he talked.
The four of us were in the back of the classroom. Ms. Piccolo had just informed of the class of the big "Battle of the Bands" this week.
"Class, it will be the biggest most kickin' bash you've ever been to! There will be 5 bands playing and the audience will vote and narrow it down to three. Then, those three will play their best song, and the audience gets to vote who wins! That band will get their very own record deal sponsored by Read's Music Store of course." Ms. Piccolo watched us as the class cheered. Kiki was going flipping mad over the news.
"Seriously? Hip Hop and Pop, that's amazing!" Kiki then began to dance around the room along with Twist and a few other students. Shout and I were talking to other students about the big announcement. Ms. Piccolo was trying to calm us all down, but to no avail.
"Class? Please stop dancing on the desks! Class! Come on you three, don't throw your papers in the air!" She became restless. "CLASS!" the room fell silent at her yell. Everyone sat down except for Twist and Kiki who were still dancing in the corner of the room, staring deeply into each others' eyes. I felt sick at the very thought of it.
"Twist and Kiki, sit yourselves down this instant!" Ms. Piccolo said threw gritted teeth. I've never seen her so mad before. Twist looked over at her and then smiled. He then proceeded to make the biggest mistake ever. He laughed.
"HAHAHA! Oh, Ms. Piccolo, you're hilarious! I love how you made you're face so red! You look like a tomato or an apple even! You're the best. And to think, you actually expected us to stop dancing during a class about the history of dance! HAHA, score one for Piccolo on the Joke-O-Meter!" Twist explained. The class was silent in shock. We all stared at Twist with wide eyes as if he was a madman. Did he really just say that to Ms. Piccolo? Kiki let go of his hands and ran back to her seat when she saw Ms. Piccolo's eyes burn with fury. She walked over to Twist.
"Sit. Down. NOW." She said and Twist, looking extremely confused walked back to his seat.
"What just happened?" he whispered to me.
"You mean other than the fact that you just got put into your place by Ms. Piccolo? Oh, nothing. Except the fact that she's more pissed than ever, and we're about to get in major trouble!' I whispered back. Ms. Piccolo was writing a word on the board. T-E-S-T.
"Students, since you all are just so interested in the art of dance, I guess you wouldn't mind if we had a huge test on it next Monday. It will count for a quarter of your beloved grade. You can all thank Grand Master Twist over there for that. Class dismissed." The class all got out of their seats, glaring at Twist and Kiki. Once we were all out of Ms. Piccolo's earshot, all hell broke loose.
"Nice going Fresh Beats! Now we're all going to fail!" one short boy with the world's craziest haircut said.
"Thanks to you, we don't stand a chance at graduating!" a girl with dark brown hair with several green highlights yelled.
"We are so not voting for you guys at the Battle of the Bands!" Keri and Kelly Vincent said. They were incredibly popular, so everyone always agreed with what they said.
"Yeah!" the rest of the students erupted and told us to kiss our record deal good-bye. Great.
Twist then finished his story and looked solemnly at Melody. He hung his head down after seeing her disappointed face. "I didn't know that she was serious." He said quietly. "Everyone probably hates me now." I looked at Twist, and wanted to give him the biggest hug in the world. But before I could, Kiki beat me to it. She wrapped her arms around him, and he hugged back. I resisted rolling my eyes luckily. I decided to comfort Twist in my own way. With advice.
"Look Twist, they don't hate you. They're just mad at the moment because they don't want to fail the class. That's all." I said while patting him on the back.
"Yeah, they'll get over it as soon as the test is over. Hey, maybe they'll even forget about it by Friday! We could still win the competition!' Shout said optimistically. I wanted to believe him, but how?
That's the first chapter jiblets! Hope you liked it-or at least didn't hate it. See how much more convincing it is when they act like actually people instead of constantly happy drones?