"This stinks," said Alvin, looking around the park at the couples holding hands and snuggling up against each other. Simon and Theodore nodded in agreement. The Chipmunks were sitting in the park on Valentine's Day, and had each been rejected by the three girls they had been stupid enough to ask out. For Simon, the rejection itself might not have been so bad, if half the school hadn't witnessed it.
"We aren't the problem," said Simon, "It's all those girls!"
"Yeah!" said Theodore and Alvin. After a dew moments, the boys' reassurance wore off. Alvin looked around. "Hold the phone," he said, "who are they?" Simon followed Alvin's gaze and couldn't help gasping. Three of the prettiest girls Simon had ever seen were sitting alone at a picnic table, looking miserable. They seemed to be about the same age as the Chipmunks… In fact, they were chipmunks themselves!
"Do you think they're with anyone?" asked Theodore.
"It doesn't look like it," said Simon.
"Well, I think we should go talk to them," decided Alvin. He stood up and jumped off the picnic table. Simon and Theodore followed him.
It only took a few seconds to walk over to the three girls, but it seemed like forever. Gosh, now that Simon had seen the girls' faces more closely, he found himself terrified. What if THEY rejected him? Stop it, Simon, he thought, you don't even know these people!
By this time the girls had seen the boys coming. Two of them, one with blond hair and one with reddish-blond hair, had stated whisper to each other and giggle. The third one, who was extremely pretty and had bown hair, pretended to read her book, which Simon saw was "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. "Alvin," whispered Simon, "step out of charcter and try to be charming." Alvin rolled his eyes. He then smiled at the three other chipmunks.
"Hello, my name is Alvin. These are my brothers, Simon and Theodore." Simon and Theodore smiled shyly. The brunette put down her book and smiled back at Simon. The girl with reddish-blond hair stood up and said, "My name is Brittany. This is Eleanor," she gestured towards the slightly chubby blond girl who was eyeing Theodore hopefully, "and Jeanette." The brown-haired girl grinned and muttered shyly, "Hello."
"Well, uh, it looks like you're, um, new here, so, how would you like us to, um, show you around?" Theodore asked. He looked extremely shy. Eleanor said, "I'd like that. What about you guys?" Brittany agreed. Jeanette merely nodded.
Then Simon looked into her eyes. They were an amazing emerald shade of green. She looked right back at him. They stood there for a few moments, just looking at each other. Jeanette smiled and walked after Brittany, Alvin, Theodore and Eleanor. What just happened? thought Simon. It could have been his imagination, but he could have sworn there was something in Jeanette's expression; something that told him that she might just be the one he was looking for.