Well, it's been a few months, but I'm back with the next part of 'After The Sphere'! ROLL IT!
Milo knocked on the door to his sister's room. "Sara, I need to talk to you, sis..." he called out. He was soon greeted by his fangirl of an older sister.
"I had a feeling you'd show up, Milo. Come on in!" Sara greeted, showing her brother into her room. She then noticed a distressed look on Milo's face. "You seem out of it today, little brother. What's wrong? It's this whole Melissa situation, isn't it?"
"It is," Milo confirmed, sitting down next to Sara on her bed. "I mean...I like Melissa. She's my best friend...but I'm not sure I like her THAT way - you know...the way you like Neal."
"And you're afraid you'd wreck what you already have with Melissa if you start a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship with her and it goes south?"
Sara thought about it for a second. She had been through the same thing years ago before she hooked up with Neal. She was 13 and in 8th grade. She knew Wally liked her, but she wasn't sure if she liked him THAT way. After about a year or so, she did hook up with Wally, but after another year, they broke it off on good terms. Now, 2 years after her amicable breakup with Wally, Sara was going through the same situation again...but this time she was on the advice-giving end as her brother Milo was dealing with his best friend Melissa confessing her feelings to him.
"I've been through this before...but that's a story for another day," Sara began. "Look, Milo. Melissa would do anything for you. She's the kind of girl that would go to the ends of the Earth for you. Is she not?"
"She is, Sara."
"You remember that show we watched as little kids - 'Kim Possible'?"
"How could I not?"
"Well, there was this one season 2 episode that perfectly describes what you're going through. It's titled 'Blush' and in it, Kim goes on a date with Josh Mankey, not knowing that every time she blushes, part of her vanishes. Ron ends up risking his life to find a rare flower to reverse the effects of Drakken's potion before Kim vanishes. Think about it, Milo. If Melissa were in the situation that Kim was in that episode, wouldn't you do the same for her?"
Milo replayed the Kim Possible episode in question in his head. He put himself in Ron's shoes and Melissa as Kim. Milo smiled...Sara was right - if Melissa were in that same situation, he'd do the same for her.
"Sara, you're right...I'd do the same for her. I'd go to the ends of the earth and back for Melissa."
"Well, what are you waiting for, Milo? Go out there and get your dream girl!"
Milo hugged his sister. "Thanks, Sara."
"It's no trouble, Milo...hey, text me when you finally hook Melissa!"
"Don't go embarrassing me, Sara!" Milo retorted.
"No promises, Milo!"
Milo left his sister's room with newfound confidence, but was still unsure of what to do. He then got a text from Melissa telling him to meet her at Googolplex Mall. He thought 'This is it...this is gonna be the day I finally tell Melissa how I feel about her!'
But Murphy's law had other plans. And by other plans...I mean 2 other people showing up to offer their advice.
That's right! Cavendish and Dakota are going to be in the next chapter! Milo's Internal Struggle continues...NEXT TIME! Remember...
IT'S MILO'S WORLD AND WE'RE ALL LIVING IN IT!