Welcome to Part 4 of the Fourth Grade Arc! Milo's always had bad luck follow him - even on St. Patrick's Day. But will one lucky find turn his luck around? TIME TO FIND OUT!
Time stamp - March 15th, 2013. It's 2 days before the biggest good luck day of the year - St. Patrick's Day. It's recess at John Trystate Elementary and Milo is looking for something special.
"Whatcha lookin' for, Milo?" Melissa asked.
Milo sat down on the swing set, motioning for Melissa to join him. "Melissa, you know about my family curse, right?"
"Sure. Murphy's law - whatever can go wrong will go wrong...around you."
"Well, it gets heightened on St. Patrick's Day - the biggest day for luck and fortune of the entire year."
"It's that bad, Milo?"
"The worst of the worst of the worst, Melissa...that's why I'm looking for a four-leaf clover."
Melissa finally put the pieces together. Milo was looking for a four-leaf clover so that its rumored good luck can cancel out Milo's natural bad luck. The ginger got onto Milo's swing and snuggled up to him.
"Milo, I understand what you're trying to do...but you shouldn't go trying to change who you are. Your Murphy's law curse just makes things more exciting..."
Milo blushed as tears formed in his eyes.
"You think, Melissa?"
"I know so, Milo."
Milo and Melissa held each other for quite some time. Milo did eventually find the four-leaf clover he was looking for, but when he found it, he thought back to what Melissa told him...and proceeded to throw the clover away!
"You just threw away a four-leaf clover, Milo! Those are good luck! Why'd you do that?" Amanda questioned, reprimanding the jinxed boy.
Milo just smiled, looking back to Melissa. "A close friend of mine once told me...that I shouldn't try to change who I am and that my Murphy's law curse just makes life all the more exciting."
Amanda stood there, watching Milo and Melissa walk back into the school, thinking to herself...'How can someone live with all that chaos going on around them? That would throw all sorts of wrenches into my color-coded schedule!'
As Milo and Melissa walked back in, Milo thought to himself 'I don't need no stinkin' four-leaf clover...I feel lucky to have someone like Melissa in my life.'
Yes...yes you do, Milo. Got one more part left for this arc, then it's on to 5th Grade! STAY TUNED!