Take Me to the Moon 7.1
Grayson was doing his extra credit work, enjoying the quiet, reassuring company of Alfred the Llama.
Fox came in, like he was approaching counsel.
“I think I’m ready,” he said.
“To take Rosie out for karaoke, like she asked,” he filled in, when Grayson looked at him blankly.
Grayson realized this was the perfect opportunity to instill false confidence. Fox was gullible, and he really wanted to hear that he was ready to impress Rosie with his budding singing skills.
“Why not?” Grayson said. “I’ve heard you singing in the shower, and it sounds great.”
A confident smile spread across Fox’s face.
“Thanks, man,” he said.
Fearghus walked into the hospital for another day of work. The orderly and receptionist were doing what they did best… chatting for hours on end, as the line of patients to be checked in grew longer and longer.
Fearghus attended to a pediatric patient who was coughing,
and then got sent on a home visit. Apparently, an epidemic had broken out and everyone in the house was sick.
Fearghus checked vitals.
Just as the hospital staff had expected, it was ‘flu. He doled out medicine to help make his patients more comfortable, and returned to the hospital. Unfortunately, most of the workday was done, and Fearghus still hadn’t been given the opportunity to do surgery.
Later that evening, Fox and Rosie arrived at the uptown Karaoke Bar, which was, luckily, the site of a karoake contest. Fox entered feeling very confident, with Grayson’s words still bolstering him.
Fox enthused to Rosie about the opportunity to be in the contest.
She declined to join him, saying she wasn’t sure if she wanted to get up in front of so many people.
Undeterred, Fox jumped up before anyone else could take the mike, and began to sing “Funky Sims”
The audience seemed to like him. Fox was enjoying himself.
He was really getting into the song, lyrics and dance moves
Rosie was watching him from the back.
Fox was announced as the winner!
Rosie came to meet him as he got to the edge of the stage.
“You were amazing,” she said
Fox gave a suave, debonair kiss on the hand.
And then, asked her to go steady. She said yes.
“It was beyond my wildest dreams,” Fox confided in Grayson.
Grayson was astounded. He just stared at Fox and tried not to grimace.
When Fearghus arrived home, he was dejected from another day without a promotion.
Alyse told him, “Don’t give up, it’s going to happen”
- Fox winning the karaoke contest was really unexpected. He only scored 3/100, but he did win. And Rosie did agree to go steady with him, so he got a step closer to his Serial Romantic aspiration (have a girlfriend/boyfriend). I don’t know if the confident moodlet he got from Grayson “instilling false confidence,” helped with the karaoke, or what!
- Poor Fearghus, he’s been stuck at General Practitioner for so long, and it is so hard getting an opportunity to do surgery!
- Fox has two days till his young adult birthday.