A/N: I've been watching Ned's Declassified again and I really like it. But my favorite pairing was always Ned/Missy and not only did that not happen but nobody writes it. So I had fun writing this oneshot. It takes place sometime during later season 3 but nowhere specific. I wanted to write some more stuff since I also like Cookie/Evelyn but it ended up not fitting in with the rest of the story. So I may write that later as a different story or another chapter. Anyway if anyone does read this and feels up to it I'd appreciate a review. That's all.
Ned and Missy
The lunch bell at Polk Middle School rang and the halls were soon filled with crowds of young students rushing to their lockers and then the cafeteria. Ned Bigby was one of these students with the exception that he was not rushing. Thanks to all the tips in his guide he had long since mastered the busy halls and knew exactly which way was best.
He took a path to the cafeteria that was not often traveled through and few people knew about it. This was good because not only was it faster but it was also empty. Strolling along casually he tried to relax and worry only about what was for lunch and nothing more.
But as he was walking along he heard a surprising sound that made him stop in his tracks. It was coming from a dead end corridor to his left that no one ever used. There weren't any classrooms down there and as far as Ned knew nobody hung out back there either. But he stopped and listened and realized it sounded like somebody was crying.
Partially from empathy and partially from curiosity Ned decided to see who was back there. After all he could stand being a few minutes late for lunch; his friends wouldn't blame him. Doing his best to be quiet he turned the corner and gazed at who was crying.
Ned was very surprised when the person he saw sitting on the ground sobbing with their back to him was none other than the popular girl Missy. The blonde hadn't noticed him as she was too busy wiping her eyes with a tissue. When he saw her sitting there Ned wasn't sure what to do. He knew Missy liked him but he had always found her overbearing and thought she just got in his way with Susie. But he realized he couldn't just walk away and leave her like this.
Walking over to the crying girl he kneeled down beside her and put his hand on her shoulder. "Missy, are you okay?"
She quickly turned her head to look at him. Her face first showed surprised but then she just frowned and turned away. "Oh Ned…it's you."
"Are you okay?" He asked for the second time.
"Do I look okay to you?" She snapped at him.
He decided to try a different tactic. "Is there anything I can do?"
"I think you've done enough." She turned away. "I just want to be alone right now okay?"
"Are you sure you don't want to tell me what happened?"
This made Missy think for a minute. She couldn't just tell Ned. But the question reminded her what led her here…
It was the end of gym class, their previous period. Missy and Moze were standing in the girls' locker room talking to each other.
"No way," Moze said crossing her arms across her chest.
"Please Jennifer?" Missy wrapped her hands together and begged. "I know we're not exactly friends but…"
"But nothing!" Moze cut her off. "We're not even close to friends yet you want me to stay away from Ned just so you can sink your evil little claws into him?"
"It's not like that!" Missy objected. "It's just I've been trying to get closer to Ned but I never make any progress when your hovering over him so I thought maybe you could hang out with him a little less for a while. You can still be his friend."
"And as his friend I have to protect him from you!" The brunette said.
"Jennifer I'm not evil!" The blonde said as she started to feel offended. "I really do care for Ned alright? And I'm willing to prove it if you'll give me the chance."
"I don't think so." She replied. "I've realized recently that Ned really would make a good boyfriend and I'm not going to give him up to you."
"So you do like him!" Missy said pointing a finger at the taller girl.
"Yup," she smirked. "Not that it'll do you any good. Everyone knows Ned isn't interested in you. He never has been and never will be."
At this declaration Missy became angry and clenched her fist. "Just you wait Jennifer! Ned will be mine and I won't let a tomboy like you stop me! I will win his love!"
Moze shrugged, "Bring it on."
After that Missy had run out angrily. But once her she cooled down and her anger disappeared she realized how she was in over her head. There was no one Ned was closer to than Moze so if she told him to hate her then Missy was sure he would.
"Now he'll never like me…" She said before sitting down and crying. Missy hadn't cried in a while; she had been holding it in. It felt kind of good until Ned showed up. She liked Ned but she had wanted to be alone. She wasn't sure what to say to him but she certainly couldn't tell him what actually happened. He'd never believe her.
"Why won't you like me?" She whispered.
She turned to face him. "Why won't you like me, Ned Bigby?"
"What?" He said surprised. "Were you crying over me?"
"I wasn't crying over you!" She answered. "I was crying because none of my plans ever work! Now even your friends hate me! This sucks."
"What? Cookie doesn't hate you."
Missy rolled her eyes. "I meant Moze."
"Well yeah, she does." Ned acknowledged. "But she doesn't have a lot of female friends anyway. Maybe you should try being nicer to her."
Missy groaned. "I don't want to be her friend! I want you to notice me!" She admitted.
Ned laughed. "Missy that's ridiculous! Of course I notice you!"
"You…do?" She asked surprised.
"Well yeah! How can I not notice the girl who comes up with a bunch of evil schemes to get me to like her?"
"They're not evil…" She pouted. "Just…enthusiastic."
"Maybe I'd want to go out with you if you didn't force me to using your bodyguards to threaten me. Did you ever think of that?"
"I didn't think you'd want to." She admitted. "Not after we broke up."
"But you broke up with me!" He reminded her.
"I know," she bit her lip. "And I've regretted it ever since. But when you said you only went out with me for a dare I was hurt."
Ned felt bad. "Missy…I'm sorry. I never meant to hurt your feelings. While it started out as just a dare I really did have a fun time and wanted to go out with you again. But after you broke up with me I thought I should just go back to liking Susie."
That set Missy off. "Urggh! Why do you even like her so much? She's gone okay? It's not like she's suddenly going to move back and be with you!"
A hurt look crossed Ned's face and though he tried to cover it up Missy saw. "Ned I'm sorry," She said putting her hand on his shoulder.
He knocked her hand off. "It's fine. Your…probably right, but it's hard you know? I mean I liked her for so long and she barely knew who I was. Then I got her to like me back and she goes and moves away! How am I supposed to feel?"
"You must feel terrible." She said looking at the floor. "But Ned…I already like you. I know you're a sweet, funny guy who'd treat any girl like a queen."
"Thanks Missy," he said feeling better. "I like being around you when you're like this. But is this the real you or is the real Missy the one who only cares about being popular?"
"Well they're both me." She admitted. "But the one you see now is the real me; the Missy I get to be when I'm not afraid of everyone hating me and not being popular. I always get afraid that people won't like me like this."
"I do," he said looking into her eyes. "I like you."
"Thank you Ned." She nodded. "That means a lot to me."
"You know, you're always kissing me. Maybe…I could return the favor?"
Missy looked embarrassed. "Oh no, you don't want to kiss me Ned. My makeup is smeared from crying. I must look hideous." She tried to turn away but Ned stopped her.
"I think you look beautiful." He said before softly kissing her on the lips. Missy happily kissed him back. After ten seconds they pulled apart.
"Thank you Ned. That was so sweet." The blonde smiled at him. "I have…something to ask you."
"What is it?"
"Would you be my boyfriend?" She asked nervously.
The shorter teen nodded. "I'd love to."
"Yay!" Missy exclaimed before giving Ned a big hug. He hugged her back before they both stood up.
"Why don't we head down to the cafeteria?" Ned suggested. "I bet if we hurry we can still get some lunch." Missy agreed and they walked down to the cafeteria together holding hands.