Lollipop didn’t know what to do. He really wanted to ask Baby Ruth to the party, but just thinking about it made him sweat. When he did, he got so sticky, anything he touched he’d stick to almost like glue. It was terrible, especially with girls, and holding hands. It wasn’t so romantic to truly be stuck to someone, especially on a first date. It was awful. He’d about given up on the idea of even asking. After all, he didn’t think she would say yes.
His buddies all had dates.
Bubble Gum already had a date with Fresh Mint, and Life Saver had his pick from a variety of girls.
Sneakers was always pretty cunning when it came to talking someone into something. He had somehow convinced Peppermint Patty to go with him, and she was pretty sweet on Butter Finger, but Butter Finger just wasn’t as smooth a talker as Sneakers.
Gummy Bear had asked Sweet Tart. Lollipop didn’t think anyone else could deal with Sweet Tarts’ personality, but Gummy didn’t mind. He just ignored her when she was moody, and gave her a hug. They were the typical ‘odd couple’ that worked out just right.
Lollipop had heard the ABC Chiclets triplets where going together just to hang out.
The only other option was to ask Cough Drop to go with him. They’d been friends forever and she didn’t make him nervous, but ever since he had told her he liked Baby Ruth, she had acted snotty towards him.
Sigh, “Girls are so difficult.”
Lollipop went running towards the shriek.
The ABC Chiclets triplets were clinging to the bottom of the table while a big grey mouse snapped at them with sharp white teeth, ready to chew them up.
On top of the table Baby Ruth screamed, “Help us, run home and get Poppa Blow Pop. He’ll save us.”
That was enough for Lollipop, sticky hands or not, he ran for the mouse in a head butt. The mouse fell over, shaking its head and running off, knowing he’d never be able to take a bite out of something that hard.
The ABC Chiclets triplets cheered. Still afraid to let go of the table, they stretched as far as they could without falling and clapped and snapped bubbles for applause. Baby Ruth went nuts doing a cheer leading dance just for Lollipop, though he hadn’t hit a home run, it was the only cheer she knew.
Lollipop realized he shouldn’t be so proud. He had a big enough head already, so he humbly accepted their applause and cheers while bowing.
Asking Baby Ruth out might not be so bad he thought, after all I’m a hero. Taking another bow, he started to wave, but his arm was stuck to his side.
Well, maybe not.
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