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As his alarm went off, Simon rolled over and turned it off. He yawned and stretched while he thought about what he could do today when he glanced at his calendar and saw he had something planned already when it hit him like a ton of bricks.
'Great,' he thought to himself as he remembered what he and his brother's had planned to do, 'June 2nd, the fair is in town and Dave said he'd take us. And when there's a fair, you can be sure there will be a few…'
"Roller coasters!!" Alvin hollered as he came to make sure his brothers were up. This was one of the few occasions that you could count on Alvin to be ready before Simon. "Today is gonna be totally awesome Simon, come on, get dressed; the girls will be here soon." Alvin said as he was leaving Theodore's room and went to get Simon up next when Simon sprung out of bed and beat Alvin to the door. He shut it quickly and held it shut with a little force, just in case.
"Wait; the girls are coming too?" Simon asked as what Alvin said sank in.
"Yeah, I asked Dave if Brittany could come; so he called Mrs. Miller. She said she could 'really use a break' or something so Eleanor and Jeanette are coming along." Alvin replied as he really struggled against the fore Simon applied on the door.
'I thought the idea of roller coasters at the fair was bad, but now that Jeanette's coming I'll probably have to go on a roller coaster and pretend I'm not afraid of them. She'd never date me if she knew I have such a silly fear.' Simon thought, but all he said was, "Really Alvin? Really? I'm barely pushing on the door. Are that weak?"
"Shut you face and get dressed, the girls are here." Alvin said sourly as he went downstairs to get the door.
Simon had just buckled his belt when Jeanette opened his door. "Simon, oh sorry. I should have knocked." She said with a blush on her face.
"No, its fine Jean," he said as he started buttoning his blue shirt. However he was not himself and Jeanette noticed.
"Simon, are you alright? If you don't feel like going to the fair we can just stay. I don't mind, really." Jeanette said hopefully. 'Please say you don't want to go, I don't enjoy fairs; I hate roller coasters, I'm just terrified of them! Please Simon, say you want to test a hypothesis you thought up late last night.' Jeanette thought.
"No I'm alright. I mean… I wouldn't want to miss my chance in one of those death-tra, roller coasters!!" Simon said as he adjusted his collar then sat on the edge of his bed.
"Ah, no you wouldn't," she replied as she sat down next to Simon. She wrapped her arms around him and rested her head on his shoulder, 'I am in love with you, Simon Seville. That's the only reason I'm willing to go on any rides today. I'd do this for no one, but you.' She thought to herself as Dave called to everyone from the foot of the stairs.
"If we're going to make it to the fair we need to leave now!" Dave bellowed.
"Well," Jeanette said as she stood up, "I suppose we should head to the car now." She headed to the door, but Simon grabbed her by the wrist to stop her.
"Wait!" He said and pulled her closer, "You need to allow the bull to run." He turned her around so she could see the hall. Merely moments later they saw Alvin come speeding down the hall; throw himself down the stairs, and out the door.
"Thanks," she said as they met Brittany in the hall.
"Good Morning, Brittany. Has Alvin started his calculations yet?" Simon asked as he, Jeanette, and Brittany headed downstairs.
"Are you kidding? I walk into his room and it looks like the FBI has taken over! Folders marked 'CLASSIFIED', he's gone completely insane ever since he found out 'X-treme death-coaster' was going to be at this year's fair." Brittany said as she ran to the mirror next to the hall closet to primp herself once more before we left.
"It's true Ellie," Theodore told her, "They have lemonade better than Mrs. Miller's. And this one booth that will deep-fry anything!"
"Anything?" Eleanor asked, rather intrigued.
"Yep! And I went to the store and got your favorite, Ding Dongs." Theodore said with a slight blush, "I figured you might want to try them deep-fried."
"Aww," Eleanor said with a blush she didn't even try to hide. "That's so sweet of you!" Then she gave him a tight hug, which made Theodore completely freeze where he was.
"Hehe, Simon. Look," Jeanette said, pointing out Theodore to his brother.
"Uh… You're um,… It was…Nothing really." Theodore struggled to say, still frozen.
Simon walked over to help his brother."Theodore, Earth to Theodore." Simon said, louder than necessary, while waving his hand in front of his baby brother's face. Then whispered to Theodore, "Hey, snap out of it, drooling on Ellie is not the best way to win her heart." Theodore's blush became even redder as he tried to just laugh it off.
"Hey! Kids come on; if you don't hurry we'll be late." Dave called out the car window to Simon, Theodore, Jeanette, and Eleanor.
'That would be a true shame." Jeanette thought sarcastically as she sat next to Simon in the second row. Alvin and Brittany were in the far back (third row) and Theo and Ellie took the front with Dave.
"Dave, we aren't we aren't kids!" Alvin shouted to the front of the car, "We are fifteen, we're young adults!!"
"Whatever you say Alvin." Dave replied as he put the car in reverse and backed out of the driveway.
And, much Simon and Jeanette's displeasure, the ride to the fair was extremely short. They were both whole-heartedly dreading the idea of possibly riding a roller coaster. The only thing was neither knew that the other was also afraid of roller coasters as well.
Before Dave was even close to parking Alvin threw himself out of the car. "Alvin!!" Dave yelled out the window. Meanwhile Simon was rubbing his neck because, in order to get to the door, Alvin had to jump over Simon. "The fair will still be there after we park."
'Darn,' Jeanette thought, 'I was hoping it would just disappear. Alas, science tells us that will never happen.'
"Apparently he's not taking any chances," Simon commented to Dave. Then he looked to his left and saw Jeanette's expression. "Jeanette, what's wrong? Do you feel ill?" he inquired and tried to sound disappointed because at the moment he was very hopeful.
"No, no. I'm alright, I just… um… can't wait to ride some rides! This will be the best fair yet!!" Jeanette lied, trying to sound excited when she heard his disappointment.
Eleanor knew something was not right. She could instinctively tell Jeanette was lying and Simon didn't seem right either, but before she could think anymore Theodore grabbed her arm and showed her where the food booths he had spoken of were.
"Um, Jeanette did you maybe want to, uh, start out and play some games. You know, because everyone always goes for the rides early in the morning." Simon asked because this was one of his genius reasons not to go on a roller coaster today. And because Jeanette didn't want to ride one either her answer was obvious.
"Absolutely!!" She replied contently. 'You can't exactly ride a roller coaster with a giant teddy bear and a gold fish can you?' She thought to herself.
And so that's what they did all that morning, and by noon Simon and Jeanette had won multiple stuffed animals and three gold fish. Now it was near to impossible to go on a ride, and both Simon and Jeanette were perfectly fine with that.
They were really beginning to enjoy themselves; no one had even mentioned roller coasters for hours when Simon slipped up. "I'm just glad we've ignored the rides this long."
"What do you mean Simon?" Jeanette was now very confused, if he was say what he thought he was then she had been silly for even thinking she'd have to put herself on a roller coaster if Simon wanted to.
"Ah, nothing," he replied, felling extremely embarrassed.
Jeanette normally didn't push things out of people if they didn't want to tell her, but this she had to know, for her sanity's sake. "Simon, are you afraid of roller coasters?"
"Honestly? Yes, I am," Simon replied, but when he did Jeanette just started laughing hysterically. This is what he had thought might happen. 'Now she'll never date me.' He thought to himself.
"Oh, Simon." Jeanette said when she saw how embarrassed he looked. She immediately stopped laughing, "I'm sorry Simon, it's just I had no idea that you were afraid of roller coasters!"
"Yeah, but you didn't have to laugh so hard did you?" He asked, obviously not understanding what she had meant.
"No, Simon, you don't get it. I'm afraid of roller coasters too. All day I was worrying about the fact that you were excited to ride one, and that I would have to too. But now I know you had been trying to avoid riding one as well!"
"Jeanette, why did you think you'd be forced on a ride? God knows I'd never make you do something you didn't want to." Simon said scooting closer to her.
"Well why didn't you tell me?" She countered.
Simon attempted puppy dog eyes, which only made Jeanette laugh, "I asked first, come on. Please!!"
"Oh would you stop with the eyes!" She said as she playfully shoved him. "I didn't say anything because, well because I thought you'd want to go on one of the roller coasters," Jeanette said, but she knew that it wouldn't satisfy and she'd have to finish her statement, "And I would do anything because I, I lo…"
"Simon!! How have you two been?" Alvin asked loudly which made Simon cringe and turn around to answer his brother angrily.
"Alvin, I know you just spotted us and yelled, but Jeanette was talking!! Why do you have to be so… so…" Simon tried, but he knew Alvin had ruined the moment and Jeanette wouldn't finish what she was saying now. "Sorry Alvin, forget what I was trying to say. What did you want to ask?"
"Well, I was going to ask how you've been, but the reason I came was to ask what rides you've been on?" said Alvin, seemingly unaware of Simon's outburst or apology.
"None, why?" Simon replied calmly. Then he immediately after he said it he realized how big a mistake he had made.
'Well done Simon.' Jeanette thought, 'we just figured out that we both hate roller coasters and weren't going on any. Now you get us an invitation we can't refuse.'
"What do you mean 'none'? Simon, even Theodore and Eleanor went on some little kid rides, some spinning teacups and some other baby rides. But that doesn't matter because you are coming with me!" Alvin said as he grabbed both Simon and Jeanette by the arm and started walking.
"Jeanette! Simon! Alvin!!" Dave called through the crowd. Alvin stopped on a dime.
"There's no way he could have heard about the bear incident yet," Alvin said quietly to himself, but regained his composure and turned to Dave with a smile on his face.
"You kids heading for one last ride?" Dave asked.
"Again Dave, we're not kids. Simon and Jeanette already have their learner's permits." Alvin reminded Dave.
"Yeah, yeah; make me feel old. Why don't you just give me your prizes so you don't have to carry them on the ride." Dave replied as he grabbed the stuffed animals and fish.
"Thanks Dave!! See you at the exit." Alvin called to their father figure as he continued to pull Simon and Jeanette along.
"Yeah, thanks Dave," Simon muttered sarcastically.
As they ran along, Jeanette watched the rides fly past. She had a sinking feeling that, where ever they ended up, it wouldn't be a Ferris wheel.
Simon also knew this, but he had a thought that he knew where they would end up. And, just as he was thought 'X-treme death-coaster', they stopped in front of a dark looking ride that you entered through a giant dirty skull with glowing red eyes. It was worse than Simon imagined it would be, it had twists and turns and spiraled cork-screws; the highest drop, out of ten, was about fifty feet, straight down. It was exactly why Simon and Jeanette were afraid of and hated roller coasters.
However they had no time to worry about the ride's appearance because Brittany was right at the front, meaning so were they.
As they got into their car, Jeanette and Simon, to their horror, in the front car; and Alvin and Brittany in the back car. As the ride started moving up a hill for the fifty foot drop Simon turned to Jeanette, who had a white knuckle grip in the safety bar, just as Simon did, and said, "Jeanette I am so sorry I got you into this mess, none of this would have happened if I had just told you about my fear of roller coasters this morning when we left."
"It's alright Simon; I read somewhere that facing a fear, head-on, is the best way to get over itttttt!" She screamed as they went over the edge and the ride truly started. While the ride continued, spinning, twisting, and speeding around the track until the end of the ride. Simon did better than he thought he would, still wouldn't go on a roller coaster by choice, while Jeanette was just a touch greener than she was before the ride; she screamed the whole entire ride and was still breathing heavily.
"Jeanette. Jeanette," Simon tried again to get he to respond. She had a frozen, much like Theodore had this morning, with her hands gripping the safety bar, "Jeanette, the ride is over. It's alright, I'm here."
Simon was beginning to think his attempts of getting a response out of here were pointless when Jeanette turned to Simon and pulled him into a spontaneous and passionate kiss. After a little over a minute, she pulled away; she looked just a shocked as Simon did.
"If that's how you're going to react each time, I think I'll learn to love roller coasters!" Simon said with a chuckle as he helped Jeanette out of the car.
With wide eyes and a shaking head she said, "Never again, ever."
As they headed towards the exit Jeanette began to feel better. She reached out and grabbed Simon's hand, "You know, that article about facing fears was full of shit!"