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"State Minds Drink Alike" is a new episode of Pencil 2.O, and until recently, there has been neither number nor date associated. In this episode, the family receive a visit from a very important person

November 9, 2012

Headmistress's Office

  • Golf Ball: And why have I summoned you today?
  • Salvador: I don't know, why don't you tell me?
  • Golf Ball: You said a bad word. We don't say that at school, you know.
  • Salvador: Why?
  • Golf Ball: I ... I have summoned your parents about this. They will arrive right—

[Enter Pencil and Pen.]

  • Pencil: Oh, wot'd our son do this time?
  • Golf Ball: Now.
  • Pen: Yeah, what was it that I had to get out of my job for?
  • Golf Ball: You have a job?
  • Pencil: No, I've got the job, an' thet's the one involvin' me callin' me boss a' the floris's. 'E jus' usually says 'e's th' one with the job to fit 'is selfish needs!
  • Pen: Selfish needs?
  • Golf Ball: HEY! You two know why you're here, right?
  • Salvador: Golf Ball says I've been saying bad words!
  • Golf Ball: That's Headmistress Golf Ball to you!
  • Salvador: What, you say fuㅋ you to a teacher, and suddenly you're in the headmistress's office! What is going on?
  • Pencil: Aye, our school justice system's totally fuッケd up.
  • Golf Ball: Alright, I have created a schedule for you people, and you are to follow it so that your son does not speak that offending word again!
  • Pen: No, you can't tell my family what to do!
  • Golf Ball: Yes, I can. It so happens that this paper comes with a surveillance camera on the back.
  • Pencil: Oh come on!

Girls' room

  • Saye: I can't believe it!
  • Yaretzi: Me neither! Wait, what's going on?
  • Saye: It just so happens that the 8th Grade Mavuno Dance is in a week, and I haven't got a date.
  • Yaretzi: Why do you need a date?
  • Zorah: Isn't it obvious? So she can make the other girls jealous!
  • Ximena: I'm pretty sure that's not that, and I'm in the second grade.
  • Saye: I just really need a guy. All the other people at school have someone! Oh, what's the point, I'll just go to the dance alone, sad, desolate ...
  • Citlali: Now that's quitter talk! Saye, you're one of the most nicest people I know! I think a guy would be smart to come your way.
  • Yaretzi: Yeah, I suggest that you go to your phone and call every guy in your year! Somebody's going to have to take you by then!
  • Saye: Sorry, but I'm not going to take advice from Lower-Division girls. And calling? That's so 1992.

[Exit Saye.]

  • Citlali: Huh. I was sure she'd be a lot nicer.
  • Ximena: This is why she can't get a date.

Stairs

  • Saye: [thinking] Ha ... 1992 ... that's so funny! Wait a second ... calling them actually sounds like a good idea! Gotta ask Mum how she feels ... [looking downstairs] Never mind, she's on the phone.
  • Pencil: Kesho usiku?[1] ... Hiyo ni nzuri; mimi atakuwa na familia na nyumba kuweka wote kwa ajili yenu. Asante kwa wito![2] ... Bye!

[she ends the call]

  • Pen: Who was that?
  • Pencil: Um ... I can't tell'ee.
  • Pen: Penc, are you trying to hide something I don't know about?
  • Pencil: Wot d'ye think, this announcement involves all o' the family!
  • Pen: So it does ... KIDS, GET DOWN HERE, YOUR MOTHER HAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT!

[The kids run downstairs.]

  • Sio: Yeah, Dad?
  • Ximena: What's going on?
  • Cil: Goo!
  • Saye: What's the announcement, mother?
  • Pencil: Well ... sit 'round the dinner table, e'eryone! Thet way I can surely tell'ee with ye 'n captivated.
  • Javier: Is it dinner? Because that is really important, and without it, we would die.
  • Pencil: Eh ... sure.
  • Qalam-Rassas: I'm hungry!
  • Pencil: Kids ... we're gettin' a visitor tomorrow night.
  • Yaretzi: Alright!
  • [ Yaretzi · Zorah ]: Who is it?
  • Pencil: Yer grandpa.
  • Ximena: Yay!
  • Citlali: Is he going to bring his limo with him?
  • Pencil: No, not 'im.
  • Pen: Wait. If my father's the grandfather not coming here, then who is?
  • Pencil: Oi, ye can't know thet it's mine! My dad's th' one; 'e's comin' o'er 'et night.

[Everyone looks at her in shock.]

  • Salvador: Your father's the one coming over?
  • Sio: Your father, the formidable Colonel Triangle Triángolo?
  • Citlali: The guy who appears in all of our history books?
  • Javier: Because it's mandatory under law?
  • Pencil: Aye, thet's 'im.
  • Pen: Oh, the actual Commander-in-Chief of the Kenyan Army coming here, tomorrow night?
  • Saye: I thought he was in some country in the Middle East!
  • Pencil: 'E was, but apparently now's 'is downtime so 'es free to come 'ere.
  • Pen: Oh, this is horrible! He's going to have great expectations of me again! You know that pressure kiss you, eh?
  • Pencil: Wot's yer problem? I 'an' seen me father in so long, an' one wrong move'll make'e be ashamed I's e'er 'is daughter.
  • Pen: Oh, it's not that bad for you.
  • Zorah: Dad, what do you even know about shaming your father?
  • Saye: How about the time when we were at Shōhakoku during that debt thing in Greece?
  • Javier: Yeah, you tried to pass yourself as an Italian, and when asked what your favourite Italian food was, you said …
  • Pen: Moqueca capixaba.
  • Pencil: Thet ain' Italian, it was e'en one o' me mother's famous dishes!
  • Pen: I blanked out! I just thought of the "soldier's delectacy" when I was stationed at Guarapari.
  • Sio: Tell that to Grandpa, who was standing behind us the whole time.
  • Zorah: Hate to break your bubble of the past … wait! No, I don't. But we still have no game plan for tomorrow!
  • Pencil: Aye! With no preparation, 'e may ne'er come back again!
  • Pen: Tell you what … we do nothing tonight, and we put off until tomorrow, y'know, the day he actually comes here!
  • Saye: Ah, I see! It's the teenager method … [everyone looks at her] … Not that I've ever heard of it.
  • Salvador: Right …
  • Citlali: Mm-hmm.
  • Zorah: So what?
  • Saye:

Notes

  1. (Sw.) "Tomorrow night?"
  2. (Sw.) "Alright, I shall have the family and house all set for you. Thank you for calling!"
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