Malcolm goes to Addy's office to find out how things went with Jason. He teasingly calls her "Miss Teen Word Power." Then he notices the engagement ring on her finger. "What's going on?" he asks, the hints of teasing leaving his voice. He says the Addy he knows wouldn't be unsure of living with someone one day and then be engaged to him the next day. Addy shrugs. "He needs me." If Malcolm were her friend, he'd be happy for her. "Then I'm happy for you," he says. "I'm happy for me, too," she says. Neither of them actually seems very happy, of course.
Dylan finds Rowdy in his office, feet up on his desk. Rowdy pretends he has no idea how or why Judge Joan changed her mind. "Do you happen to have that complaint I wrote?" Dylan asks. Nope, threw it in the garbage. He tells Dylan a story about how he drove a tall truck into the Lincoln Tunnel and it got stuck. A wise old man suggested they let the air out of the tires so the truck would have room to pull out. "That so didn't happen," Dylan laughs. Rowdy says that's besides the point, which is: "Sometimes the softer touch of experience is required." Rowdy gives him a hug, after which Dylan realizes something is missing from his pants pocket. "Did you just steal my wallet?" "Never diss one of my stories again," Rowdy warns. He panhandles and picks pockets? Is there anything Rowdy can't do?
Also, bonus points for anyone who gets my title for the weecap this week!
Tippi Blevins has never been Miss Teen Word Power, but she was the "Around the World" champ in her fifth grade class. You can reach her at email@example.com or twitter.com/TippiB