Walking along the sidewalk amongst the busy Brooklyn street, the students headed in different directions towards their homes. Vinnie quickened his stride, closing his trench coat around his waist, and looked up as he spied Rosalie. Catching up with her, he went up behind her and placed his hands on her hips. When he did this, she jumped with a startled shriek, and whipped around, ready to strike at her assailant. Avoiding being hit, Vinnie jumped back with both hands in the air by his head.
"Hotsie! Hotsie it's me!"
"Oh Vinnie! I'm sorry about that."
"No, sorry I surprised you like that." He stuck his hands into the pockets of his coat and grinned a little. "Glad I was able to catch up with you. I kinda wanted to talk to you in private."
"Oh yeah? What about?"
They both started walking forward, with Vinnie right by her side. Vinnie had a brief awkward moment with his hands as he tried to decide what to do with them; he did not know whether to place one on Rosalie's back or to keep them tucked in his pockets.
"Well it's just that, uh, well I…" He turned to her and stopped walking, looking at her in frustration. "Aw come on, Hotsie! You showed me your tits and let me kiss you. Then you stop in the middle of making out with me!"
She looked at him, giving her hair a small toss. "Yeah, what's your point?"
"My point?" He huffed. "My point is…" He pointed at her before placing hs hands on his hips. "Why can't we finish what we started?"
"What? Right here on the street?"
Vinnie snickered "Well, no, not here. We could go somewhere else where nobody will see us."
"I ain't going with you to make out behind the billboards on 84th street." She looked at him and smiled. "Alright, Vinnie. I'll go somewhere to make out with you." He smiled, ready to respond, but she cut him off. "But, before I do that, you gotta do something for me."
"I'll make a deal with you. Only if you do this, then I will make out with you."
He smirked. "Yeah? Alright, what's the deal?"
"Since I showed you my tits… you gotta show me yours."
"Hotsie," His face fell and he shook his head. "Hotsie I think I'm gonna have trouble doing that. I mean I ain't got no tits to show ya."
She laughed. "No, Vinnie. You know what I mean."
Vinnie hesitated for a moment, appearing to think over what she said. "Alright, fine. It's a deal."
"Great." She shook his hand. "But, uh," They started walking again. "Of course it can't happen tonight. Maybe tomorrow after school sometime."
He nodded "Oh sure. That works."
She grinned. "Great." They continued walking for a few steps. "Oh and uh, since we're already walking together, you might as well walk me home."
"Ok. I can do that. But I ain't showing you on the way."
Rosalie laughed and playfully pushed him away from her.
As the students left the classroom, laughing and commenting over the lesson on marriage that Gabe displayed before them. They all knew that the demonstration was a sneaky way to get Freddie and Vernajean to reconsider getting married. When it worked, they were all grateful. S they gathered around their lockers, Vinnie approached Epstein, still laughing,
"Man, Epstein, I gotta tell ya. That gibberish you were singin' during that fake wedding ceremony; that was hilarious! How'd you come up with that?"
"What gibberish? Barbarino, that was Hebrew."
"Whatever it was, it was hilarious. How'd you know to do that?"
"Are you kidding me? As big as my family is, I've been dragged to more weddings than I can count. So many that I could perform a ceremony at any time straight from memory. What you saw in the classroom was the condensed version."
Vinnie laughed and placed a hand on Epstein's shoulder. "I now pronounce you, Father Epstein."
"Barbarino, I'm a Jew so that would make me a Rabbi, not a Priest."
"Oh yeah. Well then I now pronounce you Rabbi Epstein."
Their conversation was interrupted when Horshack walked up to them, laughing. He continued laughing as he walked by, causing them to crack smiles as they shook their heads with amusement. Walking hand-in-hand, Freddie and Vernajean also walked past them, each making snarky remarks. Returning a remark of his own, Epstein then followed them down the hallway as they each headed to their next class.
Once they were alone in the hallway, Vinnie grinned at Rosalie before strolling over to her. he stood next to her, and placed a hand on the locker behind her head.
"So, Hotsie, last night." His grin spread. "Last night sure was somethin'. You and me in the Kotter's bathroom."
She nodded. "I know what happened, Vinnie. I was there, remember?" She laughed.
"Yeah I know." He grinned, looking into her eyes. "Why don't we continue that now? We both know we'd have a lot of fun."
Shaking her head, she laughed and moved away from him. 'Vinnie don't you remember the deal we made last night?"
"So you mean you're actually sticking to that?"
"Of course. What kind of girl do you think I am, Vinnie?"
"Well right now I'm thinkin' you ain't nothin' but a big tease."
"Maybe I am. But maybe I ain't. Guess you'll find out after school. Behind the brick wall."
"The graffiti wall?" Rosalie nodded at him. He hesitated, shoving his hands into his pants pockets. "Alright. I'll stick to the deal and meet you there."
She grinned and turned to walk down the hall. "Can't wait."
As Rosalie walked away, Vinnie stood there, looking at the floor. He was torn between feeling discouraged and excited. With a slight grin and nod of his head, he then turned down the hallway right on time for the tardy bell to ring.
Vinnie stood outside the school. In front of him was a graffiti covered brick wall that seemed completely out of place. Directly behind him was the wall of the school building. He exhaled slowly as he focused on the wall, trying not to seem anxious. Leaning against the building, he closed his eyes, mentally hoping Rosalie would not show up. When he opened his eyes again, he saw Rosalie smiling as she approached him.
"Oh you are here, Vinnie. I was thinking you were gonna back out."
"Ok, ok, you're here. Let's get this over with." He placed his hands at the top of his pants and then looked at her. "Wait. There ain't nobody else around, is there? 'Cause I ain't intending on showing nobody but you."
"Don't worry, Vinnie. I checked and nobody else is around."
He nodded "Ok." He started unfastening his pants, but Rosalie interrupted him with a small snicker.
"What? You're going to just whip it out just like that?"
"Do you want me to do this, or not?"
"Ok, ok. Go ahead." She grinned.
Hesitating, Vinnie looked at her before slowly unzipping his pants. He then nodded his head before gripping the top of his pants in his hands. Deciding to get it over with, he shoved his pants and underwear down, exposing himself completely to her. Rosalie laughed before glancing behind here, waving someone over to them.
"Hey guys, quick!"
Suddenly, with Vernajean leading them, the other three guys jumped around the corner, laughing. Vernajean, holding a Polaroid camera, immediately started taking pictures of Vinnie, before he could react to anything. While trying to dodge the camera, Vinnie quickly turned away and pulled up his pants. As he did this, Epstein turned to Freddie with a smirk, holding out one hand, palm side up. Frowning, Freddie reached into his pocket and pulled out a five-dollar bill and then slipped it into Epstein's palm.
When Vinnie turned back around to face everybody, he showed them how upset he was. He scowled, waving his arms in front of him.
"Alright, alright! That's enough!" He stated, getting everyone to stop laughing. He turned his attention onto Rosalie. "You set me up!"
"Of course I did, Vinnie." She snickered
"Why would you do that? This ain't funny!"
Freddie grinned, showing off his teeth. "It's funny to us."
Vinnie folded his arms across his chest, frowning at Rosalie. "You weren't ever gonna make out with me, were you?"
"What? And miss all this fun?"
Shaking his head, Vinnie walked away without saying a word to anyone. The others laughed until he was out of sight. Once they knew he was gone, they all looked at each other in silence for a few moments.
"I think you really upset him, Rosalie." Vernajean said
"Yeah. Do you think he'll ever come back?" Horshack asked, looking in the direction Vinnie went.
"He'll cool down." Said Freddie "When he does, he'll come back and realize how funny this was."
Rosalie looked at them with a slight frown. "And if he doesn't think it's funny, what then?"
"Well look at the bright side." Epstein stepped forward and picked up the pictures that fell from the camera. "We got these pictures to remember the moment."
The others came around Epstein, looking at the pictures in his hand. Then, as they started to walk away, they started laughing together over the pictures.