"I'm so freaking bored…" Billy said as he propped his feet up on the coffee table. Billy, as you may know, has always been over zealous and to call him an idiot would be an understatement but that was in the past. While you still couldn't call him smart he had gained bit of intelligence over the years due to Mandy's constant threats for him to at least make it out of middle school. Billy was now 17 and even though he hadn't paid any attention to it he had grown quite a bit. He a bit on the tall side and fit due to his constant adventures with Mandy and Grim. He started taking showers on a regular basis and he had also grown into his rather large nose. He wore gray shirt with, a pair of battered dark blue jeans and a pair of black sneakers.

'There has to be something to d-' his thoughts were interrupted by a knock on the door. He started to get up when the door opened on its own.

"Sit up straight dork " Mandy said coolly as she walked. Mandy was still as dark, foreboding and as charmingly cynical as she had always been; just some of the things Billy had grown to love about her. She had grown as well, while she wasn't as tall as Billy she was still in full control of "Her Idiot" so she didn't let it bother her. She went more for functionality rather than Style with her clothes so she kept it simple with black shoes, pink blouse and dark blue slim fit pants. She had been controlling over Billy for as long as she could remember but over the past year she had been more so. " and take your feet off the table." Billy never really seemed to notice because she had become so accustomed to it.

"Jeez mom! " Billy said Jokingly.

"Shut up you goon" She replied as she sat on the sofa.

"Where's Grim?" asked Billy as he flip through the channels to find something watchable.

"He's going to be gone for a while." She stated uncaringly "I thought to ask him where but then I realized I didn't really care so I told him to clean my house spotless before he left."

"Aw… how long will he be gone?"

"Three days."

"What do we while he's gone?"

"How the heck should I know dork wiz?" She was starting to get annoyed.

"Well Irwin Invited me over wanna come?"

"And have Sir Dorks a lot hit on me the whole time? Hm… Thanks but I'll pass."

"Kay then do you have any better ideas?" Billy said taking off his hat to scratch his head.

"Don't let me stop you from hanging out with your dork friend."

"Nah, it wouldn't be any fun with out you there."

"Hmm." She said as he continued watching T. V. She glanced over at him. ' Dim wit can't do anything without me' she thought to letting on to the feelings of satisfaction she got on hearing those words.

Suddenly billy snapped causing her to jump. "Valentine's day is coming up."

"Yeah, so?" she squinted at the boy contemplating punching him out for startling her.

"I was thinking about getting a date this year." He said looking away.

Mandy furrowed her brow at this. Mandy never brought it up but Billy was pretty popular with the girls around school. She didn't want him hanging around the idiot girls they went to school with, as far as she was concerned he was hers. "Why? Valentine's day is a ridiculous holiday."

"I– I know but the experience seems like it would be fun if I did it with someone cool." Billy said rubbing the back of his head. "I sort of thought you'd maybe think about possibly…" Mandy froze her eyes widened ' He couldn't be…'

"No." she replied keeping her voice from giving away her emotions.

"Wha– Why not?"

"Because Valentine's day is day only feeble minded people, like you, celebrate ."

"Maybe if you just-" Billy began to plead. She grabbed his shirt and raised a fist.

"End. Of. Conversation."

"Alright then…" Billy said trying not to sound as hurt as he felt.

He wanted to press further for an explanation but he thought it would be in his best interest to quit while he was behind. 'I guess is better to have her as a friend then as nothing at all right?'. He knew it was for the best but that didn't mean he had to like it. "I think I'm going to get ready for school tomorrow… Stay as long as you want." He said as he rose to leave. Mandy didn't reply she knew she may have been a little harsh but it was for the best. 'He should be fine by tomorrow.' She thought. After a few minutes she got up and went home.