Well so far every year up to this point the beta kids have met every summer at Rose's house since they were 13. Let's jump on in to see what they're up to now just a few days before. Who do you want to start with, Rose and how she is preparing for her friends' arrivals, John and how his dad is trying to get him to stay this time because the house is too empty when he leaves, Jade who is finished packing what she'll need and has decided to go explore the ruins while Bec is asleep, or how about Dave who is sitting in his computer chair after taking a shower and getting his ass handed too him yet again by his older brother.
You choose Jade but as soon as you do she falls asleep. Dang. You really wanted to know what was in those ruins.
Well because Jade's asleep and Rose and John sound like boring choices you select Dave. Why didn't you do that sooner a Strider is always a good choice. No matter what.
Lucky for us (me as the writer) he isn't doing too much right now. But you still get to have the mental picture of him with his delicious six-pack abbs, toned arms, and only wearing a towel around the waist while sitting in his computer chair.
18 sucks. Your old enough to vote but you don't give a shit. You can drive but you don't give a shit. Your own brother just kicked your ass and nearly shoved you off the rooftop but surprisingly you don't give a shit. The only thing you give a shit about is the fact that in a few days your going to see him again. In a few days you get to see the person that makes your kokoro go doki doki.
You get to see John Egbert.
He might be the derpiest fuckin' kid on the planet maybe even in the universe but you love him. Honestly you've longed to hear him say those words to you. God that would great. What would make it better would be to hear him say those words as he sat in your lap on the rooftop at night. But sadly that would be too good to be true. Ever because he's said to you before in polite conversation "I'm not a homosexual."
Not that he knows that you are or anything. Well your not and you are at the same time. You love John but besides that you've never looked at another guy and thought I'd like a piece of that. Except for John. God your a mess.
Your pesterchum lights up and holy shit are you quick to answer that beautiful blue text lighting up your screen.
ectoBiologist [EB] began pestering turntechGodhead [TG] at 15:43:
EB: hey dave :) are you phsyched for getting two weeks to hang out again
TG: i guess it's better than getting my ass handed to me by bro so sure
EB: i've known you long enough to know when you're trying to hide feelings that are important to you so what is it you seem stressed dave is it possibly your brother is he getting on your nerves again
TG: jegus you sound like rose seriously what the fuck egbert
EB: so I was right you are stressed what is it about
TG: if you try to pry anymorei i'm signing off and none of you will hear from me until we're there
EB: noooooooo dave don't go you're my excuse for not having to talk with my dad right now
TG: that's real nice egbert
EB: yeah i know ;)
TG: did you just for real send me a a winking smiley face
EB: i didn't mean to i didn't click shift before pressing the key so it made it winking
TG: hold on i have to pee be right back
EB: eeeeeeeew dude i didn't need to know that but ok
TG: Hey John, if I were to offer you a makeout session on my couch with me what would you say?
EB: uhhhhhhhh........dave? are you offering me a makeout session with you on your couch?
TG: Yes. ;) What do you say?
TG: John I will be completely honest with you I love you with all my heart and I have since we were 13. My every breath is for you and I wake up everyday just to talk to you.
TG: My love for you is like a 1,000 hot burning crimson suns that will last for eterinty and then some. So I want to and I've wanted to know for a while now, John Egbert do you love me?
Turntechgodhead [TG] ceased pestering Ectobiologist [EB] at 15:54
"Bro, what the actual fuck? Do you hate me? Do you hate your little brother?"