Liz: Hi Todd!
Todd: Hey Liz, you sure look pretty.
Liz: Thanks. Randy Mason made a time machine, and I traveled to the future to a place called Urban Outfitters, and got this dress.
Todd: Wow! Who are we posing for?
Liz: I don’t know, but keep smiling!
Todd: Well, that won’t be hard, I am so glad my family moved back to Sweet Valley and now we are super rich! Too bad I go to Lovett Academy, the snooty prep school. The kids here have names like Campbell Rochester, hang out with celebs like Michael Jackson and take seminars on ancient Greece. Since we don’t go to the same school anymore, I rarely get to see you.
Liz:I know! It’s so hard!
Todd: THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!
Liz: Who said that? Jessica? Enid?
Todd: Oh never mind. We should spend every waking moment together after school, going to Secca lake, where you can give me a b-
Liz:…book to read that expresses how much I love you?
Todd: Sure…yea, I guess. That’s what I meant.
Liz: Oh Todd, but this is so hard! By being with each other, we are neglecting our other commitments! The Oracle will fall apart without me!
Todd: Well then…maybe we should break up.
Liz: Oh Todd, you really mean it? It’s just like when you were here!
Todd: I know, but this may be awkward, because Courtney, the girl whom I rejected for you, has decided to take her revenge out on us by convincing her radio-producer father tio sponsor a battle of the area schools to see which school is best. There will be a geography bee, really races, and rope climbing. Oh, and a trivia bowl. Because those things prove the best school. All the schools will agree to this, and the entire event will take place at Lovett Academy. All the schools will get a week off, of course and somehow coincidentally, we will end up doing the same event- rope climbing. Only you will be on the SVH team and I will be on the Lovett team. And the competing against each other will serve as a metaphor for our competing commitments and lifestyles that keep us apart. Only Courtney will loosen your rope, causing you to fall snd almost break your neck. This near-death experience (your 15th) will cause me to see how much I really do love you, and I will convince my parents to let me enroll back in Sweet Valley High, where I really belong.
Liz: But Todd, that seems so unlikely to happen!
Todd: I know, right? It’s so far-fetched!
Liz: I mean really, a geography bee? Of course it would be a spelling bee! Who do you think I am, an idiot?
Todd: No, of course not. Now shut up and let’s get to the Dairi Burger so I can hand feed you some french fries and lick the salt off your fingers.