After the movie was over, Bill, Beatrix, and the rest of the group waited until Ben and Elle left to get up out of their seats. Budd took O-ren and Vernita home, while Bill was driving Beatrix.
"Bill?" asked Beatrix.
"Thanks for…all of this."
"Don't mention it."
"Why are you being so nice to me?"
"Well Kiddo, I suppose you could say I like you. You're not like my other friends. You have this fire in you, like something that despite all odds will keep you going. I like your courageous spirit."
"Were here." They pull up to her house. Beatrix looks at Bill for a moment and pecks him on the lips.
"Good Bye Kiddo." Bill said as Beatrix climbed out and went home.
The next few days, Beatrix started to stop hanging out with Ben, and more often hang out with Bill. Beatrix got to know Bill better, and saw that he wasn't really a bad guy. But one day Ben was walking with Beatrix.
"Hey Beatrix, I'm going to the lake to skip some rocks. I was just going to go by myself. Would you like to go?"
"Well, I kind of promised Bill that I would be somewhere. We can do that some other time."
"I'll see you later?"
"Yeah see you later."
Later that day Ben and Elle went to go get ice cream. They were walking down the street eating it.
"How do you like the ice cream cone Ben?"
"Huh? Oh it's good."
"I think I know what's been bothering you."
"You aren't really happy about…us being together."
"What makes you say that?"
"I know. You're thinking about her."
"I mean it's okay… if you like her. If you do I understand."
"I think if you do, then we should maybe we should separate."
"What do you feel?"
"Ben, I like you, a lot and… I want you to be happy. We can just be friends."
"If this is what you want. I guess… I'll talk to Beatrix about this."
Later that day Ben went over to Beatrix's house and knocked on the door. He was surprised to see Bill, with his arm around Beatrix, answer.
"Hello Ben. Kiddo and I were about to watch a video. Care to join us?"
"No thanks, I was hoping to talk to Beatrix in private."
"Very well." Bill went inside.
"How are you and Elle?"
"We kind of separated."
"Beatrix… I've known you for my whole life and… when Elle and I were together, I couldn't help but think of you. I guess what I'm trying to say is…I love you."
"Ben…I'm sorry but…Bill and I already have a thing going and… I don't really like you…in that way."
"Oh. I see."
"Ben I'm sorry."
"no. Don't apologize. I'll be on my way then."
Ben left, and walked. He walked to the lake, and sat down. He didn't know what to do now. He was confused. But after 5 minutes, Elle walked up and sat down next to him.
"Beatrix said she didn't like me in that way."
They didn't say anything for a bit.
"This is probably a stupid question…"
"You want to get back together?"
Elle smiled and laid on Ben's lap.
"Sorry about the whole break up thing, I just wanted you to be happy."
"No, I understand why you did it. Come here."
That weekend, Bill was hanging out with Beatrix at her house. They were sitting on the couch watching TV.
"So what's with your brother, Budd? How come he is like the only guy friend of yours?"
"Well, Budd and I have always been popular with the ladies. Guys hated us for it. In fact, I believe Budd has something going on with O-ren."
"Shut up! I couldn't imagine those two being together! They are like complete opposites!"
" Yep. Funny thing, O-ren is a foreign exchange student and already Budd took a liking to her. Besides, Opposites attract Kiddo."
"Yeah, but still."
"Anyway Kiddo, I decided I know what I want to do when we graduate."
"I decided that we should start a little team. Like we would help others take care of…undesirables."
"That does sound pretty cool."
"I thought you might say that. All I can't think of is a name."
"You need a word that means dangerous, followed by an animal."
Soon the rest of the gang met at Beatrix's house to hang out. Bill told them the plan, and they all quickly agreed with it. Beatrix watched as Budd and O-ren were exchanging looks. Bill looked at Beatrix and winked. Bill looked around and noticed someone was missing.
"It seems that Elle is out with Ben again."
"Yeah, he's a little punk ass bitch." Said Vernita.
"Now now, I suppose we should respect her wishes." Bill told them.
"No, she's right Bill. I heard Ben was a big pussy."
"Hey! Shut up Budd!" yelled Beatrix to the shock of everybody.
"Budd, come on." Bill said.
"Maaaan, Kiddo. Why do you hang with that square anyway?"
"He's a nice guy, Vernita."
"Listen! Everybody, let's not mention Ben. Come on. I reserved some lanes for us at the bowling alley. My treat."
While she was out with Ben, Elle's cell phone rang.
"Hello? Oh Hey Bill. Oh, that sounds fun, but I'm with Ben right now. Sorry, maybe some other time, okay? Alright. Bye."
"What did Bill want?"
"The gang was going to the bowling alley."
"Say, I know you told kiddo that we briefly split up, but did you tell them we got back together?"
"Hmmmm. Maybe we should tease her just for fun…"