Chapter 16 Date and Ditch Kermit walked downstairs to find Miss Piggy already waiting. "Oh sorry Piggy I didn't mean to keep you waiting." Kermit said apologetically. "That's okay Kermie. Let's just hurry so we don't miss our reservations." Miss Piggy said walking to the door. The restaurant was fancy and extremely crowded. "Hello and good evening do you have reservations?" one of the fancy men by the door asked. "Yes under The Frog," Miss Piggy said. Kermit gave her a confused expression and was going to say something but they were already being led to their table. Kermit pulled out Miss Piggy's chair and sat across from her. Midway through their meal. Fozzie, Gonzo and Rowlf came in they pushed past the waiters and straight to Kermit and Miss Piggy's table. "What's wrong guys?" Kermit asked. Rowlf and Gonzo exchanged glances before returning their gazes to Kermit. "Well there was a little complication at the theatre. A few of the stage lights went out and Beauregard was busy and couldn't fix them and Scooter was tied up with Animal. So Sam was trying to get Dr. Honeydew to do it but he was busy trying to resuscitate Beaker and so Pepe and Rizzo went to do it but started fighting so Rizzo left and we don't know where he went and Skeeter was fighting with Scooter because Animal kept chasing her. So The Zoot and Dr. Teeth went to calm down Pepe and hunt down Rizzo. And the Swedish Chef came in shouting random things I think he's outta food so Beauregard went to help him and forgot about the lights. So the whole theatre is in an uproar and we can't stop it." Gonzo said. Kermit sighed and shook his head. "Guys I can't leave. Can't you do something?" Kermit asked "We've tried. No one will listen and everyone is fighting." Rowlf added. "I'm sorry Piggy but everyone needs me." Kermit said. "Moi needs you too Kermie ," Miss Piggy said. "Look Miss Piggy I'll make it up to you and take you out on a date soon." Kermit replied standing up. "Don't you dare you frog!" Miss Piggy growled. Kermit gave her an apologetic look and let Fozzie, Gonzo and Rowlf lead him away. Miss Piggy stormed after them. "Miss Piggy I'm sorry I'll make it up to you I promise!" Kermit yelled getting in a cab. Miss Piggy watched them drive off "Excuse me madame, but you still have to pay the bill." A waiter said. Miss Piggy spun around "Hiyah!" She yelled karate chopping the waiter he went flying down the sidewalk. With a indignant huff she walked back inside. Joyce sat up when Skeeter walked into the room. "Hey." She said softly. Skeeter sighed and walked over sitting beside her. "What's wrong Joyce?" She asked trying to keep her voice calm and not yell at her. "I'm sorry," Joyce whispered her voice choked with tears. Skeeter looked over at her. "Why are you apologizing to me?" She asked. "Because I messed up and made you get involved." Joyce replied. Skeeter nodded. "What am I going to do?" Joyce asked. Skeeter shrugged "Joyce I really don't know." She said standing up. "I'll win." Joyce said sharply. Skeeter turned and glared at her ex- bestfriend "You've really changed Joyce!" She exclaimed. "I remember when we were like sisters. Where's she? Where's my bestfriend because you're not her. You used to mean something to me! Now you just make me sick!" Skeeter ran out before Joyce could reply. Janice and Floyd were sitting together downstairs in the games room when Dr. Teeth, Zoot and Animal came in. "That was absolutely the worst practice ever. Animal lost it and we had to deal with an angry prawn and a sulking rat. And you're engaged?" Dr. Teeth said walking to the dart board. "We're not really engaged man its part of the plan to get rid of Joyce." Floyd replied. "C'mon dude you know you'll beat me." Zoot said lazily getting some darts and standing beside Dr. Teeth. "Man I'll go easy on ya." Dr. Teeth replied. "EASY! EASY! EASY!" Animal yelled jumping up and down. Zoot shrugged and took the first shot. Dr. Teeth laughed and threw his dart. Floyd sighed and stood up and walked over picking up Animal's chain. "I'm taking him for a walk ya coming Jan?" He asked. "Fer sure," Janice replied following him and Animal upstairs. Animal ran around on the sidewalk like an overexcited puppy. Janice took Floyd's hand as they walked into the park. Janice headed for the fountain but Floyd's grip on her hand tightened. "Stay here." He said pulling her back to him. "Like why?" Janice asked. Floyd laughed and sat down pulling her down beside him. "Just sit." He told her. Animal collapsed in a flower bed a few feet away. Janice leaned against the tree trunk and sighed. Floyd wrapped his arm around her waist and pulled her closer. Janice rested her head against his shoulder and closed her eyes. The next thing she new Floyd was shaking her awake. "Jan, Jan wake up." He said shaking her shoulder lightly. "Hmmm?" Janice mumbled shaking her head and opening her eyes. "You alright?" He asked her. Janice nodded. "Totally. How long was I asleep?" She asked. "Not long maybe an hour." He said. "Sorry honey I rully didn't mean to fall asleep" She replied. Floyd helped her up and kissed her cheek. "Don't worry baby you were tired." He said. Animal too had fallen asleep in the flowers after either eating or smashing majority of them. With one pull of his chain he was up and ready to go once again. Floyd walked beside Janice until they got home. Kermit was on one of the couches looking down at his hands. "Hey swamp dude what's wrong?" Floyd asked sitting across from Kermit. Kermit looked up, "Oh hi guys" He said. Janice leaned against Floyd and watched Animal chase a fly. By the time she returned her attention back to Floyd he was deep in conversation with Kermit. Without either of them noticing Janice got up and walked upstairs feeling exhausted by the time her head hit the pillow she was asleep. Miss Piggy stormed through the theatre door and tried not to scream everyone was calmly going about their usual business without any fighting. Kermit must've sorted it all out she thought walking back outside. It was late and she was grumpy and tired. She marched upstairs and straight into Kermit's room. He was reading in bed and jump three feet in the air when she came in. "Kermit how could you leave Moi!" She shrieked. Kermit sighed and slid out of bed walking over to her. "Miss Piggy I'm sorry, I had to take care of things." He stated calmly. Miss Piggy crossed her arms over her chest and glared at him. "Moi can't believe you did that!" She yelled stomping her foot. "Piggy I've already told you that I'd make it up to you." He said. Miss Piggy sighed and nodded. "You better frog." She said. And before Kermit could think to say anything else she left. Rizzo was playing cards with Gonzo while Rowlf played the piano softly. "Wow man today was crazy wasn't it?" Rizzo asked. "Sure was." Gonzo replied. Rowlf stopped playing and stood up. "Did ya guts see Kermit? He looked heartbroken having to ditch his date with Miss Piggy." Rowlf said. "I haven't seen him in hours." Gonzo said. Rizzo shrugged. "Maybe Piggy karate chopped him across town?" He suggested. "She was pretty angry she went all outta control." Rowlf said. "She still looked pretty mad when she came home too." Rizzo said. "Maybe the Pig's over the frog." Rowlf said. It was still dark when Janice woke up. She climbed out of bed. According to the clock on her wall it was 4:47 she sighed and walked into the hall. The house was dark. Everybody would be asleep by now. She walked downstairs and into the kitchen. She got a glass of water and headed back upstairs. Instead of going back to sleep she quickly got dressed and went outside. It was cool and damp but it didn't bother her. Janice looked around nobody was out this early. She started walking the park was dark and empty. Janice didn't mind that it was dark and that she was alone. After a few laps around the park it was starting to get light out so Janice started to walk back to the boarding house. By the time she walked inside. Almost everyone was awake. Janice hurried up to her room to see if Floyd was awake yet. Floyd walked out of his room when Janice walked out of her's "Hey," She said walking over to him. He pulled her close and hugged her. "Where'd you go?" He asked. "For a walk I got up early and couldn't get back to sleep." Janice said. Floyd took her hands and walked downstairs. "Hey Teeth we still up for today?" Floyd asked Dr. Teeth who nodded and grinned wildly on response. "Absolutely man." he said. "Up for what?" Janice asked flipping her hair. Floyd took her arm and led her over to the living room where the rest of the band was lounging. "We're going back to the beach," Floyd told her. Janice smiled and hugged him. "Rully that's fer sure totally awesome!" She exclaimed. Floyd laughed and kissed her. "I know babe I'm the best right?" He said. Janice playfully punched his arm and laughed. "Fer sure you're totally the best."