"You make me smile like the sun, fall out of bed, sing like a bird, dizzy in my head-"

Sasha pulled her lips away from Mel's and fumbled around on the floor by the couch for her phone.

"Hey, Boo. Done already?"


"Oh. I guess it is eleven-thirty."


"I'm at Mel's; do you want to come over?"


"All right, see you in a bit."

"Uncle Kracker, huh?"

"Shove it, Segal. You think I don't know your ringtone for Ginny is 'Things I'll Never Say'?" Sasha started putting her hair into a ponytail. "I wouldn't get all smarmy if I was you. You have an enormous hickey on your neck."

"No way." Melanie dashed to the bathroom and flipped on the light. "Dammit, Sasha! How am I gonna explain this?"

"Not my problem."

"Sure as hell is your problem, Miss Superior. I couldn't give myself a hickey there even if I was that weird kid from elementary school who liked to suck on his limbs and who did I spend all night with?"

"Shit." The shorter girl surveyed her handiwork. "It's low enough that you could probably hide it with a hoodie...Maybe throw some concealer on it?"

"And what about during ballet? I can't wear a hoodie and I'll sweat the makeup off."

"That's not til Monday. It should be gone by then. Right?"

"I don't know, I've never had one before!"

All of a sudden Mel started laughing.

"What are you guffawing at?" Sasha tried to keep a scowl on her face but failed miserably.

"This. Us. You're an asshole and I'd never date you, but here we are, trying to figure out how to hide the fact that we've been macking all night."

"We have not been macking all night."

"Who's been macking all night?"

The girls jumped at the sound of Boo's voice coming from the stairwell.

"You and Carl," said Sasha quickly.

She gave Melanie a look that meant she had three seconds to eliminate the evidence of their tryst or heads would roll. Mel rolled her eyes and ducked back into the bathroom.

"Oh my gosh, you guys don't really think Carl and I made out all night, do you?"

"Of course not, that's disgusting." Sasha appraised Boo's outfit as she flopped onto the couch. "You clean up pretty nice."

"Thanks." Boo blushed. "Carl really liked it. Where's Mel?"

"Bathroom. She had a lot to drink."

The blonde frowned at the empty beer cans strewn around the room.

"Sasha, I don't think-"

"Relax, those were already there. We only had one each because we were bored after Mel guzzled all the rootbeer." The brunette flashed her friend a fake smile. "Tell me all about your date."

"I didn't think you wanted to hear about it."

"Why not? It's got to be more exciting than what Mel and I did."

"HA!" crowed Mel from behind the door. "I mean, yes, definitely."

"Well, we went to the Oyster Bar-"

"How original."

"You said you wanted to hear about it..."

"I did. I'm sorry. Continue."

"And we talked and then just went for a walk and looked at the stars."

"Sounds romantic."

"Don't make fun of me. It was."

"Did he kiss you goodnight?"

"If I say yes will you puke?"

"I'll try to control my gag reflex just this once."

"If I could say what I wanna say I'd say I wanna blow you away, be with you every night-"

"Answer that!" called Mel as she shot up the stairs before Boo could get a good look at her.

"Where is she going? Has her ringtone always been Avril?"

Sasha shrugged and picked up the phone.

"Hey Ginny."


"No, this is Mel. We got Chinese food and opened our fortune cookies at the exact same time and switched bodies."


"I know, it's a huge pain."


"What do you mean prove it? Don't you believe me?"


"Fine. You have twelve toes."


"No? Oh, sorry, you're right. That's Charlie I'm thinking of."


"All right, fine. Mel's busy and asked me to take a message."


"Yeah, sure. Boo's already here. We'll watch a movie or something."


"K, see you."

She hung up just as Mel joined them, wearing a dark green hoodie.

"Nice of you to join us, Jolly Green Giant. Ginny's on her way over."


"So what did you two do all night?" Boo asked.

"Drank stuff."

"Watched stuff."

"Watched stuff and then drank it."

"What did you watch?"

"Reruns of I Love Lucy. Sasha's obsessed with Desi Arnaz. She has a huge crush on him."

"Really? I didn't think Sasha liked dark guys."

"I don't."

"She's more into blondes."

"At least I don't like midgets." Sasha smirked.

"I thought you said no more short Carl jokes!"

"Shit, I didn't mean Carl."

"Who were you talking about then?"

"No one. Nothing. Don't worry about it."

"Whipped!" Mel fake coughed.

"You guys are being weird," said Boo. "What movie do you want to watch?"

"I don't care."

"Me neither."

"Do you mind if I pick one out to get away from your weirdness?"

"Knock yourself out."

Boo walked to the other side of the room where the Segals' movie collection resided and started browsing. Sasha took the opportunity to elbow Melanie in the ribs, to which Mel responded by sticking her tongue out.

"You started it," she muttered under her breath.

"This is actually kinda fun," murmured Sasha. "Wanna make it more interesting?"

"Oh no."

"First person to kiss her girl in front of the others wins. Starts the minute Ginny walks in."

"Like kiss kiss?"

"Like on the cheek or whatever."

"What does the winner get?"

"Loser has to confess her feelings to her girl."


"What are you guys whispering about?"

"I'm pregnant with Godot's child."

"Yeah, I'm going to go back to ignoring you."

"Good idea."

"That's way too much pressure," Mel hissed after a minute.

"Fine. Loser buys the winner's fries for a month."

"And drinks."

"And drinks. Deal?"

"Starts when Ginny walks in?"



"When someone does it."

Mel hesitated.

"All right, deal."