“So I had a dream last night.” Chloe sits down at the counter.
“I don’t want to hear it.”
“Don’t be gross.”
Megan scoffs. “Right. Because I’m the gross thinking one.”
“Anyway, we were at this sort of warehouse place and we were looking for Marco.”
“Oh?” Megan raises an eyebrow.
“Yes. And so you started shouting ‘Marco!’ as we looked around. And then we got separated and I got lost and you were still shouting ‘Marco!’ so I started yelling ‘Polo!’ and this went on for a little while and then you were all mean and all, ‘Shut up! I’m not looking for you!’ and then I called you rude and threw an empty box at your face.”
Megan tries not to laugh. “So that’s your subconscious telling you you’re inconsiderate?”
“No.” Chloe gives her a look. “It’s telling me we need to go to the pool.”
Megan ignored her until all she can think of is how awesome it would be to be swimming right now. She looks over at Chloe.
Chloe raises her eyebrows.
“Yeah, okay.” Megan says and Chloe does a victory punch in the air.
“And the chicken fell apart?” Chloe asks.
“Into a million puzzles.” Linda nods.
“But the poor camera!”
“It was not good for the gym sock either.”
“Oh no! The fork had to go alone to Neverland?”
“Are you kidding me? The cookie dissolved underwater!”
“Did the pillow eat it?”
“The pillow died last week. You didn’t hear?”
“The chalk didn’t tell me anything about it!” Chloe shook her head. “I’ll need to talk very seriously with the cow tipper.”
Linda starts laughing. “What the hell?”
“Really? You laugh at something pathetic like ‘cow tipper’?”
“I’m new at this!”
“That’s what she said.”
Megan walks in. “First of all, you two are such idiots.”
“Just because it’s true doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt, hoe!” Chloe clutched at her heart.
“Second of all,” Megan ignores Chloe. “You lost at a very lame place, Linda. I am ashamed to call you my neighbor.”
Linda crosses her arms. “You guys are mean.”
“Learn to play the game, yo.” Chloe shrugs. “You gotta get tough.”
“Harden up.” Megan says.
“That’s what she said!” Chloe and Jake shout.
The three girls look at the wall separating them from Jake’s apartment.