"We need to let her back in, Rick," Lisa stuttered, slyly. She knew Rick hated when she talked about "her."
"It`s no, simply. If you want to complain, put it up with the complaint managers," Rick said, pointing to a trash bag in the seat next to him. I laughed a little. Nothing like simple humor from these guys. Of course, Marrisa wasn`t here right now. So, she was missing out.
"Rick..." Lisa whined. She had a little too much liquid Pride tonight, and was going to win a lot of arguments. Especially, since she seemed off tonight. Like, she could through a chair a thousand miles.
Of course, I have to tell you why we were fighting. The last writing did not include Ally Condie in it, correct? We had disbanded her from the "group", so to speak. So, Lisa was missing a good friend of hers, and wanted Ally back.
"My answers no. And I count as two people."
"Okay...wait. Wait a second! You`re trying to trick me, aren`t you?" Lisa held up a questioning finger at Rick. Rick turned towards me, and gave me a look that I think said," Well no duh."
"Lisa..." I chided. She had to calm down before Rick drove off the road in the 79` Camaro. Lisa impatiently drummed her fingers on her thighs.
"It`s okay, Ninja. Ally will just have to wait," Lisa said. I smiled, but felt sad for her. "Or, I will quit this group and make my own."
"Wait-what?" Rick shouted, swerving off the highway. He heard a few other car horns go off, and hissed at himself silently.
"You heard me, Rick," Lisa spat. Her words dripped with sarcasm, drool running off of her chin. "I will quit, if you don`t let Ally join back in." She sat back in her seat, thumping loudly on her thigh. She tore away from drumming and crossed her arms. She seemed oddly pleased with herself, and smiled because of it.
"Now let`s talk about this please," Rick pleaded. He pulled back onto the highway in our rental car, the one Marrisa had picked out.
"We did, and you pointed at the trash bags," she spat. Her words still dripped with sarcasm and drool still running down her face. I smiled at her attempts, this was going to be fun. But, the fun stopped as soon as we found at the hotel we were staying at.
There was way too many fangirls, as far as I could tell. There was fangirls as far as the eye could see, and farther. You could make out shadows of costumes and books. So many books... I wanted to take everyone there.
"Fangirls!!!!!!!!!" I heard Lisa scream. She was stopped by Rick, as he clamped a hand over her mouth.
"Shh, they can smell fear," he whispered. He turned into a parking spot and turned off the lights.
"Are you a madman?" Lisa hissed. "They will tackle us, and then drown us in their pens and markers."
"Not if I send Percy out first," Rick said, unbuckling his belt. He smiled and tossed me a book of his. "Ninja, remember when I had Percy shadow travel?" I looked down at the book I was now holding. The Last Olympian was now rearranging itself in my head. I nodded, because I remember everything I read. Natural born talent.
"You did that on purpose, didn`t you? You did it for this reason," I whispered, smiling. The pieces were falling into place at hand. "So you have attacked by fangirls."
"Yes, and he`s properly himself now. He can come to us if you throw that book out there. I will do the rest," he whispered. I slowly opened the car door into the black night. I looked at the fangirls, and they seemed to follow the movement of my arm. Anxiously waiting to see what I would do. Creepy. I quickly tossed the book into a light of the street lamp on the sidewalk. The girls smiled and waited, jumping up and down in the dewy grass. The gray motel was in front of us, so close, but so faraway. I looked at the fangirls as Percy materialized out of the book.
"Woah," I breathed. The fangirls hopped up and down in excitement, and I seen some pass out. Percy waved at them, and from then on, it was like watching a tornado. Rick and Lisa ran out of the car, and into the motel, but I stayed. Percy was drowned by a wave he could not control. He raised his arms in protection, but the wave toppled over him. He struggled to stay up, popping above the sea a few time, but then surrendering to the sea`s will. Drowned out by fangirls. Scariest de*ath ever. I continued to watch the horror, as Rick tried to grab my arm. "Percy!!!!!!!!" I shouted, over the screams of the writers. "PERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Ninja, c`mon..." Rick growled, carrying me out of the car. I started to cry, as I seen the last of the girls settle. They walked away, and there was nothing left.
"How could you?" Lisa shouted. She was crying hard, in the comfort of Ally`s arms. Yep, Ally was back. With a new friend too.
"I agree with Lisa, on this matter," James Patterson stated. He was now in the group, as Ally was reinstated.
"You guys don`t understand," Rick shouted, as he slumped down in his chair. Our motel room was quite small and could hardly hold us all. We had two beds, and two chairs. One small bathroom, and a kitchen. No T.V., no internet, or computer. Just that. The walls were a sickening orange, and the carpet a dark blue. But, the place was well kept and out of sight. So, we couldn`t complain. Except for today.
"Oh really. You sacrificed one of your characters. That`s not right, Rick," Marrisa hissed, loudly. I rolled my eyes at her.
"What if it was Percy`s choice? Cinder would`ve done it for you. As Max to James, Alex to Lisa, Cassie to Ally, and Kat to me. Did you think about that?" I yelled. I was sick of fighting. Marrisa raised a finger in argument, but looked to the side curiously and put it down.
Rick smiled. "See. That`s a good girl, making people see the other side of things."
"I am NOT a good girl under any circumstances. And you, Mister, can kiss my friendship goodbye if you made Percy do that on purpose," I snapped. I turned my head around to see him, and scowled. I gave my best "I will seriously give you a bad slug if you don`t see what I am pointing out" look. It looked kinda like this all put together.
"You want a dry one?" Marrisa asked, quietly as she passed Ally. Ally nodded, and Marrisa pressed something into her hand. Ally went into the bathroom and I continued to glare at Rick.
"Please quit with the accusing. I didn`t do anything wrong, and Ninja is just a hypocrite," Rick shouted.
"How dareith you. I will pound you with all the heavens, seas, and skies if you dare mock me again!!!" I screamed. Rick jerked back a little, knowing I might actually do it. Then he relaxed.
"You wouldn`t dare," he said, with a sarcastic smile.
"Bite me," I snapped, and he frowned. It was about to go down.
"DON`T," Marrisa screamed. "Can`t we all just be friends? I mean, c`mon. Rick did do something horrible, but haven`t we all. I mean, Ninja made a character that could k*ill us all, I got mad at Rick, Lisa had too much liquid pride, Ally got kicked out, and James...what did James do?"
"Nothing. As usual, I am the good writer," he whispered. He smiled and we all started to shout at him, each other, ourselves. It was chaos, until Lisa started to sing. She still had tears streaming, but she was the loudest of us all. Soon, we had all stopped arguing and listened to Lisa.
"Why can`t we be friends, why can`t we be friends? Why can`t we be friends, why can`t we be friends?" she sang, softly. I joined in.
"I seen you around for a long, long time. Ya," I sang. Marrisa smiled, and sang the next verse.
"I really remembered you when you drink my wine," she smiled. Ally had come out from the bathroom and joined in too.
"Why can`t we be friends, why can`t we be friends? Why can`t we be friends, why can`t be friends?" we all sang in unison. We laughed and continued to sing, while James took the next verse.
"I seen you walkin` down in Chinatown," he giggled. I laughed real hard, and Rick finally gave up and sang.
"I called you, but you could not look around," Rick sang, and then we all laughed at how we sucked. But, we still continued.
Then the door to our room burst open, revealing a very torn up Percy, Annabeth, and Nico.
"Mr.Riordan, sir," Percy said.
"Yes," Rick whispered. He was overcome with laughter and fell back to the ground. I sat up and was shocked.
"I hate you very much Mr.Riordan, sir," Percy hissed.
"Why?" Rick laughed, sadly.
"Fangirls can smell fear." And then we all burst out laughing.