It was the night of the fall dance, though many of the kids were dancing with their dates, Ben was outside, where tables of food were. He didn't much enjoy being inside, because he didn't like dancing much. He was a very silent boy, though he was handsome looking. He was sort of tall and muscular built with brown hair and eyes. Ben was a senior football quarterback. He was just drinking a small cup of punch. His best and only friend was actually none other than Beatrix kiddo. They have been friends since elementary school. Ben just stood in the front where they had tables set up where they had refreshments set out, until he heard a voice.

"Mmmm! I didn't think it would taste this good!"

Beatrix came towards Ben with a paper plate with a slice of pumpkin pie on it.

"Can you believe they actually give out pie this good at a dance?"

Ben smiled as Beatrix did the same.

"You're not much of a dancer, are you?" she asked.

"No. I don't even know why I came."

"Well then come on! Let's get out of here!"

"And go where?"

"How about to the lake? Where else?"

Ben crossed his arms and smiled.

"Fine let's go."

Just then a group of kids came from around a corner. It was Bill, his brother, and three girls. They were like a group of bullies.

"Hey Kiddo. What are you doing with this loser?"

"Shut up Bill. Take your gay little posse somewhere else." Said Beatrix.

"I think we are fine just here." Bill said. Ben and Beatrix began to fight the group. Ben took on O-ren. She was very swift, but Ben was big and strong. He could easily take the beating, as then he knocked her down in a single punch. Beatrix was fighting both Budd and Vernita. She knocked down Budd with a roundhouse to the head, and after a while easily fought off Vernita. Ben watched as Elle came up to him. Ben was ready to fight, but Elle didn't.

"Hi Ben." She shyly said.

"Uhh. Hi."

"Elle! Enough! Let's leave these losers." Bill ordered. The group left. Beatrix turned to Ben.

"Let's go."

The two of them walked down the hill to the lake. They laid on their backs looking at the stars.

"You know it's funny. That Bill only likes to make friends with girls. Makes me wonder if he's, you know."

"Twinkly in the luts?" asked Ben.

"Yeah. He's always wanting me to join his little group. It's because he knows I'm a better fighter then all those people put together."

"I think so too."

Beatrix turned to Ben with a smile.

"You're just saying that."

Ben shrugs.

The next day Ben was putting his books away. He closed his locker. Elle was standing right next to him.

"Hi Ben." She said just as shyly as she did before.

"Oh. uhh hi…Elle was it?"


"Uhh, Why aren't you hanging out with Bill? And how come you're so nice to me."

"Well because, you see, I like you and… I was wondering if you want to go out with me?"

Ben was very surprised.

"Well, gee Elle. I uh… umm."

Ben looked at Elle. She looked very bashful.

"Uhh sure. Why not."

"Really? You mean it?"


Elle smiled and blushed at the same time. She took out a piece of paper, and wrote her number on it.

"Here. Call me." She said as she gave him a quick hug. The bell rang, and Elle left for her class. She turned and waved. Ben was still surprised this happened, and wondered how Beatrix would feel about it.

When school ended that day Ben was walking home when Beatrix caught up with him.

"Hey Ben. Anything new happen?" she asked.

"Well yeah. I've been meaning to tell you something."

"Oh? and what would that be?"

"You see, you know Elle Driver?"

"Yeah, she's one of Bill's friends."

"Well, today, she came up to me, and said she wanted to go out with me."

Beatrix snickered.

"Oh yeah? And what did you say?"

"I said yes."

Beatrix's eyes widened.

"You what?"

"I said yes. She seemed like a nice girl."

"Uhh, hello? She and her friends tried to kill us! Come on Ben! She's with Bill!"

"So? She is pretty cute."

"Ben! Are you even listening to me? Elle is trouble!"

"Hey, come on B. enough of this, alright? I'm taking her out, and that's final."

Beatrix remained silent for the rest of the walk. They reached Ben's house.

"I'll see you later, alright?"

"yeah whatever." Said Beatrix. Ben went inside and called Elle. Beatrix kept walking to her house. A small tear rolled down her cheek. Just then, Bill drove up to her in his truck.

"Hey kiddo. Me and the gang are going to the movies. They are showing Enter the dragon. Want to join?"


"Come on. I heard what happened. Yeah with Ben and Elle. We can talk about it on the way there. I'll buy the pop corn."

Beatrix looked away for a second, then slowly got in the truck, and closed the door. They began to drive.

"You know, Elle Told me all about it. I was just as surprised as you were. Heck, I was even more surprised at the way Elle acted. I have never seen her act that way."

"So I take it your brother and friends will be meeting us there?"

"You guessed right, kiddo."

"I just can't believe Ben would say yes."

"Hey now, let's not worry about that. Let's try to enjoy ourselves, okay?"

"Sure." Beatrix smiled. She could never believe Bill could act so nice. They drove up to the theater, and met the rest of the crew inside the lobby.

"Bill, what is she doing here? Asked O-ren.

"Now hey, she's cool. Let's go enjoy the film."

They bought their snacks and went inside. Bill sat next to Beatrix. She was surprised to see Ben and Elle a few rows down.

"Hey, pay no attention to them." Bill told her.

As the movie went on, Beatrix couldn't help but look at the couple. And after a bit, they started to kiss. Beatrix had tears running down her face. Bill looked at her.

"Kiddo. Listen to me. I know how you feel about him. I've always known. You just got to understand that he does not feel the same way. Oh come on, come here."

Beatrix crawled up next to Bill. She had no idea that he could be like this.