Leonard's eyes had been recovering for a while. Amanda had to forcefully remove him from the game by grabbing his body and dragging him away. It's a good thing Amanda has always been aggressive, or handling Leonard would be near impossible. Everyone was going to meet up for a nice study session, for old times sake. Leonard hadn't been doing really anything but gaming, and dying, and Amanda thought it'd be a lot healthier for him to stop, at least for a little bit. She afterall didn't care if he won or lost, but she did care about how much time he was spending on it.
"I had the weirdest dream last night Amanda. I dreamt I was going to be eaten by toast. The only thing that saved me was Pac-Man, who came and ate them all."
"Easy there Leonard." Amanda replied. "You are suffering from too-many-video-games syndrome. You need to relax and join the others for a while. That, and you hardly spend any time with me anymore because of this damn contest."
"But it's the only thing I'm good at! You want me to spend my time in that university without winning anything?"
"You'd win something if you actually put more effort in your work." Amanda said disgruntled.
"Hey I pass. I may not be Mischa, but I pass. There's no wrong there." Leonard replied.
"That's the problem. You never try and attempt to do better, you just do enough to be like your everyday rank and file student. You don't strive to actually be someone."
"If I actually get my book published I will be someone. Someone who doesn't follow what the mainstream crowd likes, someone with more variety."
"IF, you get it published."
As the arguing continued, they came up to a nice quiet park-like area. It was sort of a park, but at the same time not exactly. It was just really tranquil. Kody was already there with Mischa and Debora, Debora was making a concerned face at the two.
"Leonard must have stepped in something today, because Amanda looks unhappy."
Mischa nodded. "As a roommate, he's a swell guy. As a boyfriend...he is a bit awkward to be around."
Leonard noticed Melaine, but no Kitty in sight. He scratched his head in confusion as he looked around. When he was about to open his mouth, Kitty flew out of a bush and scared the crap out of him.
"MAN KITTY! Gonna give me a heart attack one day." Leonard said, finally sitting down.
"Stop being such an old man." Debora said. "What kind of tough guy gets scared by a girl?"
"I've been on edge since these weird dreams I've been having. They just don't sit right with me and I can never understand them."
Kitty sat down on a chair, with a usual smile on her face. "Someone has been playing too many video games. You are gonna blow up your eyeballs if you keep staring at the TV."
"Yes mother." Leonard sarcastically replied. He too sat down after calming himself from the shock.
"He doesn't seem very motivated." Kody said.
"Don't worry, wait until the orange soda he drank kicks in." Amanda replied.
Almost as if on cue, Leonard's eyes widened up. "OKAY! I'm fired up and ready to roll! Let's do this son!"
The entire group was slightly surprised to see how quickly Leonard changed his attitude. But then again, there's something about him and caffeine that causes him to shoot like a rocket. Amanda thinks he has some sort of caffeine withdrawal, but Debora thinks she's being a bit ridiculous. Either way, the study session could finally begin, and maybe Kody could finally have some with the group. He hopes they can resume normal club activities very soon.
The study session is underway, everyone is together, and Leonard isn't acting like an old man ready to be buried. All is well right? Well as long as nothing between here and later happens to cause a problem that is. Find out what ktulu might have in store next time!
Head Writer: Soniczero1993
Assistant Writer: ktulu007