©2010 Mike Competillo
Spike: Quick Butch, over here!
Butch: Spike, why won't you listen to me?
Spike: What do they know? We're safe now!
Butch: But Spike, that's what I've been trying to tell you!
Spike: Ha ha, did you see the look on the face of that guy?
Butch: Spike, we should never have been throwing those snow balls at cars.
Spike: Ah, what are you worrying about? He'll never find us here.
Butch: But Spike, he already has...
Spike: What do you mean?
Butch: It was one of the teachers from school.
Buddy: Hi guys, how's it goin' today?
Spike: Ugh, hi Buddy.
Butch: Hello… Buddy.
Buddy: So what are you guys up to today?
Spike: How did you find out......? Um, I mean ah, oh.... nothing.
Buddy: What's that, Spike?
Spike: Ah nothing.
Buddy: Is there something going on that you're not telling me?
Buddy: Boys! What's going on?
Butch: We can't tell you, Buddy.
Buddy: Well, why not?
Buddy: Oh, I get it! It's a secret.
Spike: Ye...ye..yeah. That's it...
Buddy: Oh I get it. You boys were talking about something personal?
(boys turn to one another with jaw open)
Buddy: That's okay. I understand.
Buddy: So, what have you been doing lately?
Spike: I don't know, Buddy.
Martha: (offstage) Spike!
Spike: Uh oh!
Butch: (whispering) See I told you!
Spike: Quiet, Butch.
Martha: Spike! Come here right now! I need to speak with you.
Buddy: Spike, you need to answer your mother.
Spike: Um, yeah mom. I'll be right there. Buddy, I need to go.
Buddy: That's alright. And remember your barrel next week.
Spike: Ummmmm, yeah. Bye now. (exits)
Buddy: So, Butch... Spike seemed a little nervous. What's bothering him?
Dad: Butch, where are you?
Butch: Over here, (gulp) dad.
Dad: Come over here. I need to speak to you.
Butch: O.....okay dad. Um, I have to go now, Buddy. Bye bye. (exits)
Buddy: Whew, what's with those boys? Hmm. remember the missionaries who are counting on your help, boys and girls. See you with your barrels, next week.