A/N: Ok so! Holidays are starting and I am going on vacation! But! Do not worry I will try my best to get the next chappy up by next monday! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! Ch.18 Not too long later the small gaggle of guys arrived at Floyd’s house, chatting away as though they had been friends for years. “Pop! Hey Pop! You home?” Floyd called out dropping his coat and bag by the door as Zoot and Eugene copied him. Shrugging Floyd played it off “He must still be at work…Well! Come along now you gotta meet my pride and joy!” Sharing a look Zoot and Eugene followed Floyd up the stairs of his clean old French style home. “There you are!” Floyd shouted out in strange happiness; as he threw the door open to his room, which was like any young teens room, posters of bands on the walls, cloths on the floor and piles of cd’s and records strewn everywhere, and last but not least an old style beautiful base guitar with a bright cherry red amp sitting next to each other. “Aw! Don’t cry! Daddy’s home now!” Floyd shouted out kneeling by his guitar and murmuring into the neck. Eugene just laughed “Floyd, you gotta get out and meet people!” Zoot grinned looking around Floyd’s room “Look who’s talking Mr. Sweater vest.” Eugene’s jaw dropped as Floyd laughed falling onto the floor, “Hey! They happen to be comfortable!” but Zoot merely ignored his protesting friend with a smug grin “Oh that reminds me!” Floyd shouted out jumping to his feet “To the ATTIC!!!” Zoot raised an eyebrow as Floyd grabbed Eugene’s arm and ran from the room shouting “Come along saxophonist!” shaking his head Zoot followed the two down the hallway. “Floyd! Let go! I am capable of walking!” Eugene protested loudly as Floyd flung a door open at the end of the hallway in an overzealous manor and jogged up the stairs throwing that door open in a similar manor. “TA-DA!!” He exclaimed, Zoot whispered in aw “Holey box room…” Eugene spluttered “Pack ratin much?” Floyd had a huge attic with dusty boxes all labeled and stacked in piles, racks and racks of cloths, a book shelf with pair after pair of shoes, and more. “Ever heard the term garage sale Floyd?” Eugene teased walking around the attic; Floyd rolled his eyes and pulled Eugene over toward the several racks of clothing. “If I did that then you wouldn’t get a sweet new wardrobe!” Zoot shook his head this was going to take a while. Eugene on the other hand was starting to think this whole thing over. The last thing he wanted was more torment at school. He never knew when he got so timid but…he was. “Um Floyd, I’m starting to have a little bit of doubt.” Eugene whined a little as Floyd began to ruffle through a rack of long sleeved shirts. “What! Come one man! You need different style wear man!” Eugene merely blushed shoving his hands in his pockets “I know but-” Floyd cut him off “Just try some stuff on! If you don’t like it then you don’t have to take it…alright man?” Zoot shoved his friends shoulder slightly “It can’t hurt Eugene.” Taking a deep nerve calming breath Eugene nodded “Alright…Lets do this.” Shouting out a victory shout Floyd set to work. ~~~~~~~~ “Quit laughing pepper! It ain’t funny!” Dr. Teeth complained as Floyd fell back onto the sofa roaring with laughter “Aw come on man! You dressed like a lawyer man! And you wanted to stay that way!” Zoot shook his head slightly as Lips commented “And I thought Dr. Teeth had a big mouth .” this time it was Dr. Teeth’s turn to laugh at the look on Floyd’s face, “Oh come on now you know he- OW!” Floyd shouted out as Janice smacked him upside the head “Be like nice Floyd!” Floyd frowned as animal laughed at him “I’m just kidding babe!” Kermit smiled at their joking while Gonzo asked “So how did you get him to dress in different clothing?” Floyd stretched his arms above his head and continued with the story sending Dr. Teeth a smile “Well it was a heck of a lot of arguing but in time I finally got Eugene to try on some clothing.” ~~~~~~~ “NO WAY!” “Oh come on man! It’ll be SO hip!” “It’s got flowers on it! NO!” “But you’ll be setting a sweet new fashion statement!” “OH yeah! Real sweet fashion statement! Loser and lack of coordination! Sweet combo!” “Don’t talk like that big teeth! You can totally pull this off!” “Oh for frustration sake’s!” “Just try it! Please man! You’ll love this! I know it!” Zoot groaned in frustration he was sitting on the floor leaning up against some boxes Floyd and Eugene had been arguing about clothing for a while now. It was starting to get very irritating, “It can’t be worse than what you wear now man.” Floyd spoke quickly holding a pile of cloth’s in his arms. Throwing his head back Eugene took them from Floyd “Alright, alright! I’ll try them on!” but before Eugene could make any more moves they all heard this loud screaming “Floyd! Floyd! FLOYD!!! SON WERE ARE YOU!!!” perking up Floyd gasped “Aw crud! My pops home!” taking the cloth’s back from Eugene Floyd added them to this large box of shoes and other clothing he picked out and handed the box to Eugene “Come one guys! You can take this with you Eugene!” Zoot got to his feet and the three quickly hustled down stairs with Floyd running in front of them. It was a little strange, as soon as Floyd appeared his father Benjamin screamed looking shaken “Son!” and lifted Floyd up into his arms in a bone crushing fatherly hug. “Where were you! I was so worried!!” his father yelled apparently deep in worry. Zoot cocked an eyebrow and muttered to Eugene “Wish my dad was that happy to see me.” Nodding Eugene smiled as Floyd patted his dad on the back “It’s fine pop I’m fine.” As he mouthed the words to his friends “You should go, I’ll catch up with you guy’s later.” Nodding Eugene replied mouthing “Thanks’ man!” and filled with curiosity about the way Floyd’s father was acting the two left quietly so not to disturbed the over protective parent. “Huh, I thought my mamma was over protective but holey hugs Ville.” Eugene spoke as they walked the few feet to Eugene’s house Zoot nodded but said nothing. “Eugene! Zoot! Like wait up!” Yelled a high female voice, turning Eugene couldn’t help but notice as Zoot smiled “Oh hey Janice.” He greeted, it was indeed Janice wearing a short sleeved turtle neck crop top pink shirt, darker purple vest, tight white jeans and a silver buckle belt. She wore a blue coat over her outfit “Hey guys!” She greeted happily “I didn’t know you lived down here!” Eugene grinned thrown back a little “Me? Wait don’t tell me you live in this neck of the woods?” Janice laughed putting her hands on her hips “Like yeah! I live across the like street!” she laughed pointing to the white house next to Zoot’s. “Well if that ain’t the weirdest thing ever!” Eugene barked out at this odd coincidence. “Well, no matter we were just heading in for a small study session. Want to join us?” Janice nodded “Like of course!” So with that set into place the three of them headed into Eugene’s house.