...n't-care act." Mayhem scowled. "Was it really that
obvious?""Yeah. And it helped that Chaos told me,"
said Brian."I'm usually awful
at parties and dances,I stand like a stick,
or I cough, or I laugh,or I don't bring a
present, or I spill the ice cream,or I get so depressed
that I stand and I scream.""Remind me to kill
her," said Mayhem. "So what exactly do you expect me to do?
Just break up with Ryan? That'd be cruel.""But it would also be
cruel to lead him on when you don't really like him.""Who
says I don't like him? It's possible to like two guys at once.""Are you honestly
saying that you feel the same way about him as you do about me?""How do you even know
how I feel about you? I mean, you got your information from Chaos,"
said Mayhem. "She lies like a rug."Brian had to think for a
moment about that one."It makes sense,"
said Mayhem defensively, as if reading his mind.Oh, how could there
possibly beone small person as
thoroughly, totally, utterlyBLAH as me.""Well, that's okay
for a starter," Chaos said, clearly enjoying her role of Lucy."A starter?""Certainly. You don't
think that mentioning these few superficial failings is going to do
you any good, do you? Why, Charlie Brown, you really have to delve."
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