When last we left Milo, he was heading home from Octalia after paying tribute to the Apollo 11 astronauts. Oh...and Melissa kissed him, leading to an internal struggle for our favorite jinx. ROLL IT!
Later that day, Milo, Melissa, Zack, Dakota, Cavendish, Perry and Doofenshmirtz returned to Earth in front of Milo's home. As they all dispersed and the Octalian ship flew off into deep space, Milo went right to his room and closed himself inside. An hour later, his parents came in.
"You've been strangely quiet today, Milo," his mother was quick to point out.
"What's wrong, champ?" his father asked.
"Melissa kissed me..." Milo said under his breath.
"What's that, honey?" Milo's mother asked.
"MELISSA KISSED ME! SHE JUST TOLD ME SHE LOVES ME!" he called out to the shock of his parents.
"Melissa...your best friend...Melissa Chase...has a crush on you?"
"How long has she had a crush on you, Milo?" Mr. Murphy asked.
"I have no idea. All I know is that after my friends and I saved an alien planet from utter destruction, Melissa came out and told me she has a thing for me. All of a sudden, she kissed me on the cheek!" Milo explained...and who should show up at that moment but his fangirl sister Sara!
"Did I hear right? Did Milo finally get his first kiss?"
"I guess so, Sara..."
"Who was it from?"
"It was from Melissa..."
Sara squealed in delight. "IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING! MY BROTHER AND HIS BEST FRIEND ARE FINALLY HOOKING UP! I'VE WAITED FOR THIS DAY FOR YEARS AND NOW IT'S HERE! MY OTP IS FINALLY CANON!" the blonde shrieked, walking off.
"Sometimes I just don't get Sara," Milo deadpanned.
"Neither do we, son," Mr. and Mrs. Murphy answered.
"So...you were saying, Milo?" Mrs. Murphy asked.
"Mom, Dad...I like Melissa, but I'm not sure if I like her THAT way, plus...I have a thing for Amanda..."
"Latina girl, wears magenta a lot, a little OCD?" Mr. Murphy asked.
"That's the one."
Mrs. Murphy smiled and put an arm on her son's shoulder. "Milo, this is just like an episode of that show you and Sara watched when you were little kids - 'Kim Possible'. In one episode, Ron got jealous of an artistic boy in his class that he felt was stealing Kim from him - Josh Mankey."
"You do know that 'Mankey' is but one vowel away from 'Monkey'?"
"Yes, but that's beside the point, Milo. Has Melissa ever gotten jealous when she saw you with Amanda?"
Milo took a while to think about it. Now that his parents have mentioned it, Melissa probably did show jealousy around Amanda, but he never noticed it because Melissa is so good at hiding her emotions. If Melissa were a professional poker player, she'd be top-ranked for sure.
"If she has...I've never noticed it."
"How do you think Melissa feels when she sees you around Amanda?"
Milo thought about it for a while. He tried to place himself in Melissa's pink sneakers. It hit him harder than a concrete drainage pipe. When Melissa saw him and Amanda together, she felt like Amanda was going to take Milo away from her...and there in lied the jealousy. Melissa had become Ron when he saw Kim around Josh Mankey.
"Oh no..." Milo started. "...I really have been leaving Melissa out to dry when I'm around Amanda...and now all these new emotions for my best friend are coming up...I don't know what to do!"
"Look, Milo...I get it. You're afraid you'll lose her if you don't reciprocate or if you two do end up dating and it doesn't pan out, you'll end up losing Melissa as a friend...but you can't let that fear rule your life. I'm sure Melissa's cousin Candace can attest to that. She had trouble asking out her boyfriend for a long time, but after being encouraged by her brother's girlfriend, she went for it and asked out her boyfriend Jeremy. The two have gone steady ever since."
Milo smiled and hugged his parents. "Thanks, mom and dad! I'm not sure if I'm ready to face Melissa just yet. But when I am...I know just what to do. For now...I have someone else I want to see."
And that someone...was his own sister, Sara.
"Sara...I need to talk to you, sis!"
And that talk will come...next time! Remember...
IT'S MILO'S WORLD AND WE'RE ALL LIVING IN IT!