179. I Hate Summer
Paul Young and Mark Allen were good friends.
both hated summer. Paul hated that it was
hot. Mark hated that the park by his
was always crowded. "I hate summer," Paul told
as they played video games in Mark's room. "
know. Besides not going to school, there is
else that's good about summer," Mark said.
two friends played their game, Mark's mom started
upset with the boys. "Why don't you boys
outside?" Mark's mom asked. Mark replied, "Too many
, and it's too hot." Mark's mom had enough;
unplugged the game and told Mark that they
to go outside and do something else. They
to go to the arcade, because at least
they could play games and be inside an
When they got there, they realized that
of their friends were at the arcade, too.
was Susan and Carol. Paul liked Susan; Mark
't really like Carol that much, but he agreed
stay with Carol, so that Paul could hang
with Susan alone. "Don't do anything stupid, Mark,"
said. "Oh, shut up and go talk to
," Mark said. Paul went up to Susan and
her if she wanted to play a shooting
with him. She said yes. After they played
game, they went back to meet with Carol
"You know, Carol and I were about
leave. You guys want to come with us?"
asked the boys. "Sure, where to?" Paul asked.
said that they were going to the park,
she liked to see all the people having
there. "Awesome, I love going to the park
the summer," Paul said. He looked at Mark
whispered, "Shut up, don't say anything." They all
, and Mark looked like he was going to
. "I hate summer," Mark said to himself.