The CAP: Readying the decoy, pt 2
And so the devious sister CAs coached Rose on taking Ladybugs place on the trip
to Lost Wages, assuming everything went according to plan. They taught her to walk and
talk like her, to dress and do her hair like her. (I cant wear this!
shed gasped, when they showed her the red leather minidress. Itll look
great on you, Ladybug told her, waving a scroll in front of her face to convince
her.) They educated her about Omar and their history together, during which Bird was sworn
to secrecy, since there were several parts even she hadnt heard before.
(Youre joking! Rose said. You did THAT? And more,
honey, Ladybug chuckled.)
But it got sticky when it came to the trip itself. We must be clear on this,
Rose said sternly. I am engaged to Omar.
So am I, Ladybug said. Whats the problem? Theyre the same
guy, and you and I are the same girl. Otherwise Id be jealous.
You dont understand! She was genuinely distressed. I...I...
What is it, honey? Bird put her arm around the girl. You can tell
Im...saving myself for my wedding night. I've abstained from carnal pleasures
all my life.
Ladybug and Bird just blinked for a moment and looked at each other.
This IS a problem.
I didnt know thats what you wanted, Rose cried. I thought I
was just going away on a trip for a little while. It never occurred to me that you wanted
me to do THAT! My Omar would never even suggest such a thing. Hes a perfect
Shes definitely from an alternate universe, Bird groaned. What are
we going to do?
I think we need to talk a little bit, Ladybug said. Rose, have you ever
heard the term faking it?
Well, I suppose so, but Id never cheat on a test, Rose said, confused.
Im talking about your wedding night. You love Omar, right?
You want to make him happy. Ladybug steeled her nerve and spoke through
clenched teeth. Serve his needs. Be a good little wife.
Exactly! Rose said happily. Im so glad you understand!
Well, there are many ways for a wife to please her husband. And I dont care
what universe theyre from, men are alike in how they like to be....intimate.
Now youve lost me again. Rose sighed.
Think of this as a training ground. An open forum, if you will, wherein you can
educate yourself on how to make sure your wedding night is the best thing that ever
happened to Omar. He will be so thoroughly entranced by and enamoured with you, hell
never even think of looking at another woman for the rest of his life.
Now Rose, being female regardless of universe of origin, had a bit of a jealous streak in
her, and this line of reasoning intrigued her, especially as there were certain CAs where
she came from that she would like to see in a very cold and far away exchange student
program. Go on, she said.
Well, you see... Ladybug began, and went on to describe the many ways she
could wrap her Omar around her pinky finger for good. Roses eyes got wide, and then
she began to smile. Perhaps she should make this one teeny sacrifice. It really would be
for the good of their relationship.
Posted on Aug 13 1999, 10:52 AM