Truth or Dare II
by Mary Christmas (unicorn_76010 at lycos.com)
Slate frowned. "Truth or Dare? I played that once in high
school..." She grinned suddenly. "Needless to say, I was the only
one without embarrassing secrets...."
The one called Moriarty looked down his nose at her. "I
suppose you had no life, then?"
Slate glared at him.
"Oh, don't mind him," Mary said with a smile, "He's just
grumpy because I made him admit he was in love with Lestrade."
"That is not why I am grumpy! For your information, my entire
day has been completely disrupted."
Mary just shrugged and looked at Slate questioningly. Rusty,
of course, chose that time to butt in.
"A game? Wow can I play?"
Slate's eyes widened and she looked down at him. "Oh, well,
Rusty, you see...."
Mary jumped in. "Sure you can play! It's really really fun.
In fact, there might even be kissing!"
The Boy Robot's nose wrinkled. "Kissing? Ewwww! Uh...thanks
anyway, but I have to go finish my game. I almost beat it." Rusty
took off at record speed.
"Well!" Slate said. "How did you know that would work?"
"Oh, you are either a cartoon, movie or book where she comes
from," Hermione said.
"Yeah, that, and I have a six-year-old niece. Children around
that age have very definite views about kissing."
Slate just sighed and decided to join. It was certainly
better than doing nothing. She jumped when a table suddenly landed
right in front of her. (Sorry, I forgot the table was going along,
"Yay! Uh, Snapey dear, would you get us some more food and
drink?" Mary said with a grin.
Snape glared over at her. "Only if you promise me you will
never call me 'Snapey' again."
"Okay, Snape dear, I promise."
With a growl of annoyance, the greasy man waved a stick in
the air and said a few Latin words that Slate couldn't quite catch.
Seconds later a feast appeared on the table.
"Now," Snape said, waving his wand and making a chair appear
between Tennyson and Harry, "I am going to join you this time. You
will just have to think of something else to use as your
Mary frowned. "Aww...ooh, I know! Can we go throughout this
building, Professor?" At Snape's nod she continued, "Okay, the
alternative to not doing a dare is to proclaim your undying love to
Jenny the monkey! Now, Doctor, you sit between me and Moriarty.
That's good. We're going to go the opposite way this time."
Everyone settled in what Slate figured were their positions
from last time. Somehow there were chairs, but she had stopped
trying to come up with a logical explanation long ago. Mary opened
her mouth to say something, but Dwayne walked in the door before she
The situation was quickly explained to him, and he settled
himself in between Holmes and Watson. Another chair had magically
"Now, is that everybody? Good. Frodo, truth or dare?"
Frodo thought for a moment. "Dare. I did truth last time."
"I dare you to get up on the table and sing uh that song you
sang at The Prancing Pony, and do everything you did while singing
it. Except for putting on the Ring of course. Oh and you have to
wear this, too." She handed him a pair of cow horns, a cow bell, and
a very large nightgown.
Frodo looked at the items in her hand then back up at her.
"This isn't as embarrassing, you know."
The hobbit just shrugged and put the items on, then climbed
up onto the table. Everyone started laughing. The gown, which would
have been too big for anyone, was gigantic on him, making him look
like a little kid playing dress-up. The cowbell and horns added to
that image. Then he started singing. He had a nice voice. But when
he started dancing, everyone nearly fell off their chairs with
laughter. He was so tangled up in the gown that he finally fell off
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