The afternoon fell on Belleview High School. Teenage students exited their final classes of the day. Among those students were stepbrothers Drake Parker and Josh Nichols. Josh's intellegent girlfriend Mindy Crenshaw walked up to him.

"Just one more quarter," she said.

"And then we'll be going to college," Josh said.

"I got a letter from Stanford. They said that they would love to have me there."

"We'll still keep in touch even though we're in different colleges, right?"

"Of course. And we will keep in touch during spring break."

Mindy gave Josh a kiss that lasted a few seconds.

"Suddenly, I'm not worried anymore," Josh said.

Mindy laughed for a second.

"I'll see you later," she said. "Love you."

"Love you too," Josh said.

Josh walked down the hallway to Drake's locker.

"I've been waiting for this day to be over," Drake said.

"Are you psyched about spring break, brotha?" Josh asked

"You bet I am," Drake said.

Their nerdy friends Craig and Eric approached them. Eric was the one wearing glasses. Craig was the one wearing a sweater vest. But Drake did not remember that.

"Hey guys," Eric said.

"Hey Craig," Drake said.

Eric looked downward and closed his eyes for a moment. After pinching his forehead, he looked back at Drake.

"For the eighty-ninth time, it's Eric. This is Craig!"

Eric grabbed his friend Craig by the shoulder and moved him a little closer to Drake.

"Hey Craig," Drake said.

"Hey guys," Craig replied. "Do you have any plans for spring break?"

"Okay," Drake said. "So the guys at Spin City Records want me to play few shows in New York. I'm gonna finish my new album there."

"Cool," Eric said.

"Are you co-headlining with anyone good?" Craig asked.

"Co-what?" Drake asked.

"I'll tell them," Josh said. "He is co-headlining shows with Ben Sheffield."

"No way!" Craig said. "He's a great singer!"

"I know, right?" Drake said.

"Drake is also booked as a guest on Dave Lenoman's talk show."

"I never get to see that guy's show because it starts at 11:35 P.M.," Eric said. "Good thing I'll be able to stay up late during break."

"We'll be sure to watch you," Craig said as he and Eric left.

"All right," Drake said. "Later. So, Josh, you made sure there was nothing fishy in the contract that we signed?"

"Nothing fishy or shrimpy," Josh said.

Drake looked at him with an expression that hinted that he thought Josh's joke was lame.

"I'm hungry now," Drake said.

Drake took a Fat Cake out of his locker and then closed it. He flinched when he noticed that his former English teacher Mrs. Hayfer was standing right next to his locker.

"Hello, Drake."

"Hello, Mrs. Hayfer. What are you doing here?"

"I just wanted to know if you were thinking of going to college now that your senior year is a couple of months from being over."

"Yeah. I want to go to college."

"Then I'm sure you're aware that you need at least thirty community service hours in order to qualify."

"Thirty community service hours?" Drake repeated. "Why are you telling me this?"

"You know why."

"Because you hate me?"


Mrs. Hayfer walked away.

"Later Mrs. Hayfer," Josh said.

She did not turn around to acknowledge Josh. Drake looked at Josh. Josh could see how worried he was.

"Dude, you have got to help me."

"I know. I'm your Oprah. We'll think of something."

"Thanks, bro," Drake said.

Drake and Josh walked down the hallway and through the exit. An eventful spring break was ahead of them.