Kody and Leonard were sitting around together, something that usually doesn't happen too often. Leonard was brooding over what was going to happen next, and Kody was just glancing at him to see if he'd say anything. Kody tried to get a word out, but Leonard cut him off.
"Do you think that girl is some sort of elitist? Like someone who has to be good at everything?"
"Why would you say that?" Kody asked.
"Well, she's done pretty good in the other games, and she beat me in terms of skill to the last game we played. I bet she's not going to lose next time either. Something bugs me about her."
"What are you sensing?"
"Trouble brewing. She means trouble to my entire being of gaming. I am top dog around these parts, I've always been top dog."
"So it's pride after all." Kody said, which got the ire of Leonard.
"I will defeat her, I will reign supreme."
Leonard's monologue was cut short when Kitty poked her head in, but only her head.
"I hear an angry Leonard."
Leonard made eye contact with Kitty, who pulled her head in where her eye was only visible, probably startled at the glare on his face. This would be a typical Leonard face, but Kitty knew this one was actually legit. She slowly walked inside, like a scared mouse.
"Is he going to be okay?" She asked Kody.
"He's a bit edgy now. He doesn't like his defeat and wants revenge. You should know this by now."
"Why are you always Mr. Grumpy?" She asked Leonard. This somehow got a strange reaction out of him, where for a second, his angry look turned into a confused one. Although it only lasted a moment. He quickly turned away with his usual look.
"Common Mr. Grumpy, you know being mad isn't good for you."
Kitty was using the nickname as poking fun at him, while at the same time trying to show him an example of someone. The example literally being a character Leonard created in a story, who's personality would often switch between being an okay guy, to being a grump. One of the girls would call him Mr. Grumpy instead of his actual name, which Kitty would then use to address Leonard during one of his moments. This would sometimes get an amusing reaction out of him.
Leonard looked back at Kitty, although his angry look had gone away. He was now giving her a different face, one that would imply a sarcastic response, if he were to actually say anything. Kitty was still smiling, knowing her playfulness was getting to him. After a moment of silence, Leonard simply sighed.
"Kitty, why must you toy with me? Do you get some sort of amusement out of calling me that?"
"Yes." She bluntly replied.
Kody stayed quiet in fear of butting in to what Kitty was trying to do, which was to keep Leonard stable. If anything, she knew how to handle him. She finds her sweet attitude allows her to manipulate Leonard into behaving, or flat out doing things for her. She even once told him that helping her was his biggest mistake yet, as she playfully messes with him by using her cuteness against him. All in all, it was working, like it usually does.
"Has anyone seen Mischa? I wanted to ask him to see if he was smart enough to figure out what the next game could be."
"Leonard, that's cheating." Kitty said.
"No it's not. Cheating would be if I glitched within the game or something. Knowing what game you're playing ahead of time means you know what to expect."
"But if you know what game you're playing, you'd prepare yourself for it. That's not fair to the others."
"But I did that anyway for the puzzle games." Leonard replied.
"I think she means that you could practice by playing the exact game they're going to set up. What better way to get an unfair advantage than to play the game that's going to be in the contest." Kody reassured.
Leonard face palmed. "Fine, I'll do it the old fashioned way."
"Besides Leonard, you are the one who says that you don't need manuals because you rather just learn the game yourself." Kitty said. "If you are that good at learning a game without foreknowledge, you can practice any game under that genre like everyone else."
Melanie was walking the halls until she ran into Debora. She had asked her if she had seen Kitty, as she said she was headed to the bathroom and never came back.
Debora hunched her shoulders. "Maybe she got sidetracked."
"Knowing her, she would. She's a pain to keep tabs on." Melanie replied. "I wish she'd stay put for once, or at least be more focused."
"You can blame your aggressive friend for that. He's been catering to her whim since before you got here. He lets her get away with things, which now she's far too unserious about almost everything because he thinks it's cute."
"You know he claims himself to be the toughest guy here, he sure acts like a typical school girl when she acts like that." Melanie replied. This got a laugh out of Debora.
So Kitty has found herself taking advantage of her own cute factor and is using that to either calm him, or troll him. How will that fair? Will it actually be helpful, or she just getting a kick out of it? And WHO is this girl with the hat anyway? Find out next time.
Head Writer: Soniczero1993
Assistant Writer: ktulu007