*Marco comes home late, so late it's early. He's exhausted, soaked in sweat, and his whole body stinks of sex.
He sneaks in so as not to wake Mom and Dad.
He's shocked to find Star curled up on the couch. She must've fallen asleep waiting for him. The floor creaks and she wakes up.
"Marco! You're home!"
She runs over and gives him a big hug.
"Did you have a nice date.. I mean.. what am I saying .. You smell like.."
She looks at her feet.
"I just meant to say I'm glad you had a nice time.. with J..Jackie"
Her voice breaks at the end of the sentence.
"What are you doing up, Star? I'm sure I told you not to wait up for me."
"I just.. I wanted to thank you.. for the note you gave me.. it meant so much that you remembered.. I don't think I could handle it if you forgot about me."
*Marco blinks uncomprehendingly
"Note? What the hell are you talking about.. Oh wait. Janna was with you, right? She must've just pranked you or something. She's always fucking with me. Kind of a brat but I know you like her, so it's cool.."
*Star looks like her heart was torn out of her chest and stomped on
"Star, I'm sorry but I'm really beat. My whole body is sore and I want to get some sleep for school tomorrow. You should get some rest too. It was good of you to wait up for me though. You're a real.. a real..."
*Marco doses off on his feet for a split second, then stumbles and catches himself
"Whoa? See how tired I am! I'm not kidding. Anyways, you're a real pal. G'night."