The next day, Stephanie woke up with the Sunrise, the moment she remembered the events from the previous night she smiled like never before, but couldn't help to wonder what was going on in his mind.
Underneath Lazytown, Grace was just getting started on breakfast, eggs in a basket, her brother's favorite. Robbie walked in still half asleep and walked over to the table; he sat down and watched his sister cook.
"Are you making cake?"
"No... When are you going to learn that cake its not good for you."
"But I like it, it's good for me."
"No it's not; I'm making you something healthier."
"Yuck, healthy junk, now you're acting like those annoying people and their jumping bean of a hero."
"Oh, Robbie, you really are a big kid. But I bet that you will love what I'm making you."
"Why, what is it?!"
"Eggs in a basket, your favorite, mom used to make it for you almost every morning, remember?"
"I don't remember much to be honest."
"I don't know, guess I blocked it somehow."
"Oh...hey, did you talked to Stephanie last night?"
"How'd it go?
"Fine I guess why you are so curious?"
Grace set the plate in front of him, along with a glass of milk, turned back to the kitchen and got one for herself. Sat down on her place and begun eating.
"I kind of told her to come talk to you."
"Why would you do that?"
"I don't know if you noticed but, I think that maybe she likes you."
"What makes you think such thing?"
"Well, she did stay with you all day and night while you were in the hospital."
"Because she felt guilty, I already told her the truth."
"And judging by the letters you've send me, and the way you talk about her I think that maybe just maybe there could be something else between the two of you, and you don't even know it."
"Don't be ridiculous, I don't know what you're talking about..."
"Could you, for once, just stop and listen to your heart?"!
"Listen to my heart? what a waste of time, I have better things to do."
They both finished their breakfast in silence, after they were done; Grace picked up the plates, cleaned up the kitchen and put the plates in the dishwasher. Robbie, who was still sitting in his spot, looked away for a moment, and taking a deep breath spoke again.
"Breakfast was really good; I haven't eaten like that in a while. Thank you."
"So, what are your plans for today?"
"I was thinking of asking someone to give me tour and maybe do something fun, I was thinking of maybe going to get an ice cream, want to come.?"
"Sure, I could use an ice cream, let's go."
"Let me get ready, I won't be long, don't you dare to fall asleep on me, and here, you need to take your meds."
"Why… I don't like them"
"They're just pills, stop being such a baby."
Robbie rolled his eyes, and recluntlanty took the pills from Grace's hand and put them in his mouth, he took his glass and finished the rest of his milk. Grace ran back to the room, Robbie had assigned or her, picked her clothes, and rushed into the bathroom. 15 minutes later, she came out fully dressed and ready to go. They climbed out his side door, and headed to the center of town.
Stephanie sat on a bench, writing something in her journal, when she saw her friends rushing over to where she was. Ziggy was the first one to say hello, and the rest followed.
"Hey Stephanie, what are you doing?"
"Nothing, just writing on my journal"
"Oh, Pinky, you're still doing that."
"Well, she has to keep good memories of meeeee."
"Oh, Stingy… you haven't changed at all."
They all heard a sound of someone landing right behind them, when they turned they saw the above average hero smiling at them.
"Sportacus, you're here!"
"Hey guys, what are you up to?"
"Nothing much really, we were jut about to ask Pinky if she wanted to go get an Ice Cream."
"Mmm, sounds good, it's really hot today."
"Sportacus, you want ice cream?!"
"No, but maybe frozen Yogurt would be good, let's go."
The now teenagers cheered loudly and followed Sportacus to the ice cream stand, Stephanie who was the last one, was still looking at something in her journal, and didn't even noticed that they were already at their destination. Grace and Robbie were already there, Grace had a cone with frozen yogurt and Strawberries, Robbie was complaining on why he couldn't get a double chocolate one.
"I want a double chocolate one, not this nasty healthy garbage!"
"Robbie, you really need to change your eating habits, cake and ice cream are going to end up killing you."
"So, we all have to die of something don't we?"
The pink haired girl looked up at the sound of his voice, she smiled at both, and said hello. Grace turned around and smiled at the sight of the above average hero.
"Robbie!"Screamed Robbie very confused, he grabbed his frozen yogurt and walked very quickly.
"Thanks for the frozen junk, sis."
He sat down on a bench and looked at the sky, the sun shined and there were no clouds around, sighting, he looked at his yogurt, and making a face, he threw it in the nearest trash can, he sat back down and closed his eyes, but was interrupted by the sound of someone sitting next to him.
"Go away, I don't want to talk to you" he said not even bothering to look at the person next to him.
"I'm not eating this," Pinky said quietly, even though there wasn't anyone around to hear her. "You can have it if you want it."
Robbie opened his eyes and looked at her, puzzled.
"No thanks, I'm not really that hungry either, but maybe you should eat it's staring to melt." He looked away shutting her down.
"So, that's it, nothing of what happened last night matters to you?"
"What happened last night was a mistake."
"I didn't seem that way; I thought you wanted it to happen."
"Maybe I did, but I realized that it's something we can't let happen."
"But why… the age difference, I don't think it's that much "
"That's part of it... "
"Tell me what's going on; you can be honest to me"
Robbie looked at her again, even tough she was much younger than him, she was certainly intimidating with that look on her face. A look of defiance, a look that was supposed to remind him of how unfair he was being.
"It's just that I've… never opened up to anyone before, I've never let anyone in, not even my own sister."
Robbie thought about it for a second, he might as well let her in, and see the man he's been working so hard on hiding from everyone, and she was just the girl he needed to remind him that life has a meaning, and that everyone deserves to be loved. He took the ice cream from her hand, stood up, and threw it into the trash can. He sat back down, closer to her now, and slowly placed an arm around her shoulder. Stephanie's heart started beating like a drum as she got closer to him. Resting her head on his shoulder she whispered.
"Your sister told me a little about what happened when you were growing up."
"I know, she told me, I'm glad she did."
"I'm so sorry ..."
"Don't be, it's not your fault"
"She said you changed a lot after you left, why?"
"I just felt that if I didn't let anyone in, no one would be able to hurt me the way my father did again."
"I would never hurt you."
"I know. I know..."
Pinky wrapped her arms around him, and looked up at him in the eyes, once again, she felt how she got lost in them, Robbie looked at the creature before him and was instantly drawn to her, pulling her closer he ran his fingers through her hair, touched her cheek, and putting his arms around her waist he kissed her.
While he did, he kept thinking of how much he wanted this, to be needed, his love, his affection, at that moment he made a decision; he would let her in, and promised to give her his all.