Buffy groaned as she slipped her feet into the rented shoes, how squicky. Caleb, Pogue, Reid, and Tyler were lacing up their own shoes. Buffy stood up and looked at the balls, picking up a 14 pound ball she easily carried it back to their spot.
Pogue followed her example, “So boys, how are we going to play? Teams?”
Buffy gave him an incredulous look, “I know I’m not good at math, but I could swear that five people makes for not even teams.”
Caleb smiled, “I’ll bowl by myself, but you guys have to go easy on me.”
Reid smirked, “If we do that, you’ll win, you know that Tyler and I are only sub-par bowlers, and Pogue there has never beat you.”
Caleb raised his hands in surrender, “Okay, bring it on bleach boy.”
As Caleb walked over to get his ball, Reid called after him, indignantly, “I’m a natural blonde!”
Buffy put a hand on Reid’s shoulder, “Maybe he’s the one hiding something.”
Reid snorted into his hand, “I think, maybe you’re right.”
Pogue smiled, “Okay boys, and girl. Let the games begin…time to thrash Caleb!”
Tyler smirked, “Buffy, you’re up first.”
Buffy sighed and picked up the ball, putting a little swing in her steps, “Here goes.”
Drawing back, she let her hand swing forward and she released the ball, making sure to refrain from using extra strength. Crossing her fingers she turned around, not wanting to see her results.
Pogue stood up and cheered as the ball hit the pins, he cam ran over to her and picked her up, “One pin left! Caleb, you’re going down, The blondes rock!”
Reid stood up, “Well me an Tyler, we got a better name!”
Tyler looked surprised, Caleb looked intrigued, “What?”
Reid coughed and then smirked, “Team We’re Better Than You!”
All five cracked up, Buffy took a deep breath, “I like it, it’s got that triumphant feel about it.”
It was Caleb’s last ball, and he was a good 150 points behind Buffy and Pogue, Tyler and Reid were 30 points behind The Blonde team. Caleb smiled, closed his eyes and rolled the ball granny style down the lane. It went for a few feet then sloped into the gutter.
Buffy hissed in empathy for him, “Darn, and here I thought you would make a big comeback. Ownage!”
Reid smirked, “Yeah, Caleb, what happened to Mr. Macho?”
“I think he’s Mr. Masochism for trying to bowl against the two dynamic duos,” Tyler high-fived her.
Caleb came back and sat down, looking pathetic, “Now you have to cheer me up since I lost.”
Buffy looked thoughtful, “Since enquiring minds want to know, you may ask me one question, and I will answer truthfully.”
The boys glanced at each other, “Huddle,” Pogue said.
The quartet went down a few yards so Buffy couldn’t hear, and they spoke in hushed voices.
They walked back over to her, all seriousness, “Okay, what is the wildest thing you have ever done?”
Buffy looked thoughtful, “I ran away to Vegas with my boyfriend, who was three years older than me, when I was 16, and I worked as a waitress, in one of those tiny bunny outfits at a casino.”
All of their eyes widened.
“So,” Buffy said, rising, ready to go, “What’s happening for Halloween? It is this week.”
Reid looked at her, “We usually go as some kind of matching thing, always have.”
Tyler nodded in agreement, “When we were kids, we went as the Beatles one year, and then the A-Team.”
Buffy frowned, “This year?”
Caleb shrugged his shoulders, “I don’t know? What about you?”
Buffy smirked, “You’ll just have to wait to drool.”
With that she started off, leaving the boys to start drooling about the possibilities.
I do intend to have a Halloween chapter; if you have suggestions for their costumes they will be greatly appreciated. For Wes too, but if anyone suggest Giles and the Sombrero scenario, there will be consequences…hehe.