|A Panicked Prankster|
Tenna stands against the bar of the Usual Restaurant, a worried look on her face. In her hands she traces the face of her toy Spooky with the tips of her fingertips as if too scared to make it 'speak'. "Where IS she, Spooky?" The toy isn't squeezed so no sound comes from it. Tenna looks down at it and frowns. "A lot of help you are…"
Devi fades in from the ceiling, floating down on a blue cloud of smoke. "You know, I've always wondered why jello is jiggily." She leans back off the cloud to look down at Tenna. Her face splits into a wide grin, the oddity of their worlds smiles coming into effect, making her look a lot like the Chesire Cat from one 'Alice in wonderland.' "Do you know how much a woodchuck chucks if a woodchuck could wood?"
Tenna jumps a little at Devi's arrival, expecting the door to be used (what a concept!). In fact, she nearly drops Spooky in the process - something is clearly upsetting her. "Ohmygod, Devi! Devi! I tried to call you, I tried yelling for you, I tried going to the places you said you hung out at, and that's why I tried waiting here for you because you said you'd be hereandIjustdon'tknowwhattodo!! You've gotta help me, I don't know who else to turn to. Please, PLEASE!!!"
Devi rolls off the cloud in a most unusual way. "Who gave you riddilen before midnight again?" She crosses her arms like an expectant mother. "Take a breath."
Tenna practically pants with her hurried breath, but taking Devi's advice slows to a series of long deep breaths. "I-I'm sorry… I just… I just don't know what to do..."
Devi says, "About what? Is the 24*7 out of chips again? Oh! Did someone finally do away with Spooky?"
Spooky is waved in Devi's face as Tenna looks on with a 'the-fuck-is-wrong-with-you' expression. "Pfffft. Nooo. Like I'd be panicky running all over town looking for you if it was something as trivial as a lack of snacks. C'mon ON. It's been almost two years since I did something that stupid! I've matured since then! I've CHANGED. I'm not the hyper-active, shallow, conniving bastard I was back then when you used to run around telling me to breathe out of paper bags because you where too slow to talk to anything moving faster than an old senile turtle."
Devi shrugs. "I can't be blamed that your using up all your life energy and will thus dye a much younger age, due to that rapid activity. I plan on seeing next week." She leans back slightly, her tone less.. silly. "If that's not what's wrong, then what is?"
Tenna crosses her arms with a slight look of annoyance, "WELL, I was all set to watch this show on TV tonight and they canceled it for some telethon about some stupid fight or something that's going to happen and that made me realize how long it's been since we hung out, so I came looking for you!" She grins that shit-eating grin of hers and wiggles her eyebrows expectantly.
Devi says, "Wanna go to the Water Tower and throw eggs at squirrls?" Devi leans forward, her eyes wideing. Also known as, as usual, Devi has no ideas on a Saturday night.
Tenna laughs loudly. "Wow! Little 'Mija' is actually not protesting!? After I went through all that setup? You've changed, Devi! I thought I'd have to grow my hair out and start calling myself 'Tonja' again before you'd actually suggest DOING something." She narrows her eyes and pokes her friend in the side. "Who are you and what have you done to my favorite shut-in?
Devi rotates 180 degrees, her head remaining in the same space though. "I dunno, same thing I told Diablo. I'm kinda tired of fighting things. Throughs people for a loop."
Tenna raises an eyebrow at the mentioning of Diablo, her grin stays behind looking plastic and forced. "Surrrre. Suuure.. 'Diablo'. That's your new boyfriend, right? The one you never bring home? I thought we where buds!! When was the last time you brought home a roll of toilet paper? I've started telling people you've moved out. They even took back that Publisher's Clearing House check you won. Shame too, I was using it to keep the hamsters out of the kitchen." Hamsters?
Devi eyebrows raise. "What?" Oh God... Tenna doesn't know that techncially, Devi has a boyfriend. "Diablo is well, Satan. The whole god thing happens here...."
Tenna points at Devi's neck, her eyes remaining blank as her head bobs up and down in a nod. "Oooooh. See, that explains you suddenly learning Yoga." Yoga? Well, that almost explains the rotation. "Good good. I was worried you'd just gone CRAaAaAZY." Tenna crosses her arms again and leans back against the bar. "I hate to say this, but maybe you need to settle down or something. I know I told you to get out more but now you get out more than me and I'm left looking like the crazy cat-lady who complains about the sound of mice crawling behind the walls. I don't want to be watching the news for once and finding you standing on a street corner selling yourself for blow." She leans forwards, narrowing her eyes again. "It's not drugs, is it? That would explain the whole 'getting high' thing." She's referring to the floating entrance if her pointing at the celing suddenly doesn't explain it well enough.
Devi says, "HA!" Devi grins. "I never thought you'd say that. That's awesome." She's suddenly right side up. "I thought you wanted me to get out more. I got out!" She throws out her arms enthusiastically.
Tenna shakes her head defensively, "No. NO. It doesn't work that way! I'm trying to warn you not to do things in excess. Like that time you ate 57 boxes of those Girl Scout Cookies and got so fat you couldn't leave the house? Remember that? I tried to warn you but you where all 'MUST EAT COOKIES!!!' Or that time at the hardware store where you got so excited that they had 2 1/2 inch piping on sale so you fought with that old lady for them Mortal-Kombat-style in a bear suit because you HAD TO HAVE THEM! Too much of anything only brings you misery."
Devi says, "Uh, the bear suit? Again? Jezzus Tenna, put me in something good next time. It'll be fine. It's not like I'm going to hurt anyone. Nope, I'm not stopping this one. It'll fade away just like everything else, but it's fun while I'm up here."
Tenna stomps her foot in frustration. "You can't just ignore things like that! You’re a junkie! It's unhealthy! ...and those bear suits are rentals, I have to make the most of them or else I wasted our rent money on a one-shot gag back in issue one. WE ONLY HAD TWO ISSUES! What do you expect of me? ORIGINALITY!?!" Tenna suddenly blinks and stares at the floor nervously. "Y'know I think I hung around that blue guy too long the other day..."
Devi says, "A junkie on what Tenna? Air? It's not like they even have drugs on this world, and plus, why are you so up and on about me needing to calm down? I'm not the one yelling here. I see a sausage slap in the near future."
Tenna yells, "HEY! I'm not yelling!! I'm not screaming! I'm just trying to tell you what's good for you! Why don't you ever listen to me! Last time we had a conversation like this you blamed it on that painting! Well?!? WHERE'S THE PAINTING NOW, DEVI!?!? I just wanted to have a fun night out with you and you have to turn it into this big THING! What happened to throwing eggs at squirrels? What was wrong with that? Why do you have to keep starting fights over stupid things???"
Devi leans back and narrows her eyes at Tenna. "Your fucking with me right?" She shakes her head. "Come watch a movie with me then. HanCock....heh... cock.."
Tenna snatches a drink off the bar behind her. Apparently one brought in from the 24*7. "Well FINE!! Let's watch a MOVIE then!! I've already filled the bathtub up with dip for the chips tonight! LET'S HAVE A DAMN PARTY!" She sips triumphantly. "So what movie we watching…?"