Toby, YOU are awesome. This brings Mona’s total skill points to…four? You’re a good boyfriend to have.
Are we dating? Are we fucking? Are we best friends? Are we something?
Ah, teenage first dates. At first there was a lot of awkward silence, then he picked an awesome topic for conversation (her OTH), then she started talking and didn’t stop for two hours. At the end, neither of them knew if it was a modest success or a complete failure.
The next evening, Mona asked Toby out. It’s technically an outing because she wouldn’t ask him on a DATE and he didn’t get it and he doesn’t know that Mona’s already marrying off their future children in her head.
Fortunately for Mona, her mom goes way back with Toby’s dad Dismas Lee. My story is that both Nephthys and Dis were Lakebury academia brats and crèche buddies. When they were six Nephthys might have even wanted to marry him, but then they grew up and realized they both liked boys too much for that to happen. Anyway, Nephthys rang Dismas up and told him to come over for a drink and bring his youngest boy over because their kids should date. It was a little awkward at first but I always knew Mona and Toby had good chemistry and just needed a little push. Hopefully it’ll pick up from here. It’d been a pain for Nephthys to watch
The bad part of not caring about school is when you do, you really do.
Did I tell you the Lakebury salon is the worst? It’s the worst. Mona went to style her hair in a more chic, adult way and maybe for a tiny trim (but no more than half an inch!!!) and the hairdresser took off her braid completely. OH NO. I went with it and tried to ‘salvage’ what was left. Mona now sports a short bob instead of the long, shiny hair that I always saw her as being very proud of.