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Old July 17 2011, 02:00 PM   #10
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Re: Non Trek Fic: Quinn's Code (A Daria AU)

Invite of the Geek: Part 4

Quinn, Kristen and Cindy walked up to Brittany, whom was still looking for Kevin after the latter had run away from Jennifer.

“Hey, Brittany. Is there like, going to be any dancing. One can't have a party without dancing!” Kristen said.

Brittany thought whilst twirling her hair and looking vacant. “I didn't think of that,” she said.

“Is there going to be any?” Cindy asked.

“Not sure. I will have to get Ashley-Amber's dance CDs out.”

“Ashley-Amber?” Quinn asked.

“My Stepmom,” Brittany said. “I'll be right back,” she said.

“I guess we should have told you about that,” Kristen said.

“Yeah, she could have been Brittany's older sister, or her cousin or something like that,” Quinn said.

“True,” Cindy said.


Jennifer, Daria and Jane were still hanging around near the Laundry room, after Upchuck had left them (chasing after either Angie, Nikki or their friend Lisa).

Jane noticed some boys, one of them with his head appearing to be larger than natural proportions would allow, looking at them. She notified the other two of that fact.

“Don't they know we're from two different worlds? Regular and Popular?” Daria asked.

'Good one, Daria,' Jennifer thought with a small smile.

“The one in the green shirt is cute... In a head-too-big-for-his-body kind of way,” Jane said.

Daria looked at Jane in disbelief

“I don't think so,” Jennifer whispered.

“I hate you,” Jane said to Daria in a non-serious way. She didn't hear what Jennifer said, but she assumed that she sided with Daria.

“Hey. Partying hard or hardly partying?” one of them asked.

'That's really bad,' Jennifer thought.

It seemed that Daria agreed with her. “Hardly Interested,” she said.

“So, where have you girls been all our lives?” the one with the large head asked.

“Waiting here for you. We were born in this room, we grew up in this room, and we thought that we would die here... alone. But now you've arrived, and our lives can truly begin,” Daria said, each word dripping with sarcasm.

“She likes you,” the one with the large head said, as he nudged one of his friends.

'Wow. She sure can handle them,' Jennifer thought.

“Isn't that Quinn?” Jane asked, pointing.

Daria looked over. Indeed she saw Quinn, with her friends Kristen and Cindy amongst a group of ceramic tigers. She waved. “Yoo-hoo! Sis!” she shouted.


“Isn't that Daria?” Kristen asked, when she noticed Daria waving and shouting.

“What is she doing?” Cindy asked.

“Ooh! Turning the embarrassment factor up to eleven!” Quinn exclaimed. 'Of course she would do something like that!' she thought.

“That would be embarrassing!” Kristen, sure that Kelly would be doing something similar if she had wanted to crash the party.

“Let's go somewhere where she can't see us,” Cindy suggested.


Brittany was in one of the upstairs rooms looking at Ashley-Amber's collection of 'dance' CDs.
'Songs of the Moulin Rouge. Sounds interesting,' she thought.

“Babe? What are you, like, looking for?” Kevin asked.

Brittany jumped. “Kevvy! Were you hiding in here?”

“Yeah. Burnout Girl was, like rather scary,” Kevin said.

“Kevvy! If you didn't call her that to her face, she wouldn't have been 'scary',” Brittany said. She turned back to the CDs. She thought of using the example of Mack not liking to be called Mack-Daddy, but she decided to keep things simple. 'He has been calling him that for years, and still doesn't understand that he doesn't like it,' she thought.

“Oh, What were you looking for again?” Kevin asked.

“Party music,” Brittany said.

“Oh,” Kevin said.

Exotic dance music. I don't think so,” Brittany said. That topic didn't seem appropriate for a teen party.

“Hey Babe? What about this one?” Kevin asked, holding up a copy of Heffner's 34 Favourite Songs.

Brittany glanced at the explict image on the cover. “Kevvy! Put that back. There is nothing suitable here. I am sure that I have a copy of Oops, I Did it Again somewhere.” She headed towards the door.

“Not that Spears chick, Babe!” Kevin exclaimed.

Brittany just glared at her boyfriend.

“You have any Aguilera?” Kevin asked.

“Maybe,” Brittany said.


After Quinn and her friends had retreated from her embarrassing calling out, Daria turned back to her friends. But Jane had gone, only Jennifer was there.

“Where's Jane?” she asked.

“She went off to the Laundry room with the big-headed dude. I think his name is Bobby,” Jennifer said.

“Interesting,” Daria said. 'Have fun, but not too much fun,' she thought, with a Mona Lisa smile on her face.


At the gate house, the security guard had continued to pore over Jane's life drawings. Finally he couldn't stand it any longer. “I gotta take this class. I've got to find Tiffany,” he said. He turned over the sketchbook and saw Jane's name written there. “I mean... Jane.” 'Why did she have to lie about her name?'
He deserted his post and headed towards the Taylor's mansion.

Unfortunately, several bored Lawndale State students (and one of their High school aged friends), whom had taken to driving around Lawndale's boondocks, saw him desert the gatehouse and head deeper into the gated estate. They had heard about Brittany's party on the grapevine (mostly via MySpace) thus they decided to crash it. They drove around the lowered wooden gate, onto the lawn, and back onto the street. “Woo-hoo!”

“Party!”

They called more of their friends...


Brittany came to Cindy, Quinn and Kristen in the Breakfast-nook. “I'm sorry. All I could find was recent pop music. That's just for listening to,” she said.

“I guess that will have to do,” Kristen said.

“Sure,” Brittany said, as she put the music on.

Kristen started dancing. “This is actually a good beat,” she said.

“Yeah,” Cindy said. She and Quinn joined her.


The now expanded Fashion Club (minus Stacy, whom hadn't been invited) looked on the trio of geeks dancing. “That is abominable!” Sandi proclaimed.

'The hide of her!' Kristen thought as she looked at Sandi “Have you done any dance lessons?” she asked.

“Well, no,” Sandi admitted.

“Then you have no right to say that our dancing is abominable!” Kristen said. 'That should make her think!'

“You mean that you have?” Tori asked.

“Of course,” Kristen said. She grabbed the approaching Joey and began to waltz with him. He was so shocked that it took about 15 seconds for him to respond.

“Woa, Kristen. That was unexpected,” he said. There was a time when he thought Kristen was pretty, but then she went goth. 'She's still pretty, but she has nothing on Quinn,' he thought.

Jeffy and Jamie took advantage of Joey's distraction to try to dance with Quinn.

“Guys! One at a time!” Quinn exclaimed.

“I'll dance wth you, Quinn!” Jeffy said.

“No, Jeffy. I will dance with Quinn!” Jamie said.

“I said it first!” Jeffy said.

“I saw her first!” Jamie said.

“Guys!” Quinn exclaimed.


Sandi couldn't stand the sight of two of the Three Js fighting over wanting to dance with the Geekendorffer. She spun around and walked off in a huff.

Tori glanced back before following her. 'Looks like the Three Js all have a crush on her. I guess that means that their popularity is going to go down if hers does,' she thought.


Joey was still talking to Kristen and Jeffy and Jamie were still fighting over was going to dance with Quinn. Cindy decided to intervene. She grabbed Jamie and spun him around in a flamenco move.

“I guess you took dance lessons too?” he said.

“Yes, Johny, I did,” Cindy said.

'Of course she has to get my name wrong, like everyone else,' Jamie thought. He and Cindy then danced to the beat.


Angie walked into the living room with a CD. She showed it to Brittany. “I found this in one of your father's shelves in the Rec Room. This is a lot better than the music that is playing now. You just have to know where to look,” she said.

“Thanks, Angie!” Brittany said. She went and changed the CDs over. The change in the mood was instantaneous.


“This music is a lot better!” Kristen said.

“Definitely! But I think I saw Upchuck somewhere!” Cindy said.

“You're probably imagining things,” Kristen said, as she grooved with Joey.

“Don't sweat it, Cindy,” Jamie said.

“You're right, Jared. Now lets do some groove-waltzing,” Cindy said, wanting to try something new.

“Groove-waltzing?” Jamie said, momentarily overlooking Cindy getting his name wrong again.

“Yeah, a combination of a waltz and grooving, which is what Joey is doing with Kristen,” Cindy said.

“Cool,” Jamie said, uncertain.

“Don't worry. I'll lead,” Cindy said.

Quinn looked at her friends dancing and wondered what it took to dance like that. 'I'll ask if they can teach me at some time,' she thought. Jeffy looked like he was enjoying himself though. 'It's not the dancing that matters, I guess. Its the company.' She didn't know what to think of Jeffy and his friends though. 'I am not ready for a steady boyfriend.'


Daria and Jennifer stood near one of the food tables. She turned to Tori, whom was dancing nearby and said flatly “It's the Soul Train. Beep-beep, get on board.”

Jennifer quietly laughed at this.

Daria flashed a Mona Lisa smile in response to Jennifer's laugh.


The carpet around the laundry room door was covered in soap and suds. Then the door opened a crack and Jane peeped out. She saw nobody who would see her exit the room. She then slipped out and looked for Daria and Jennifer.
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