Henry squeezed into an old Karate jacket he wore when he was ten, back when he wanted to be a Ninja for about 2 weeks. That was about as long as he lasted in class and lost interest. It was a lot like the way he felt about this Starwars party. He just couldn't imagine it being his cup of tea, but of course, Vada was in her trusty crocheted white poncho and white leggings. He'd helped her find better boots than the snowboots that looked more like moon boots.
She'd perfected her princess Leia look. The hair secured. Lean white boots that went up to her knees. She looked as if she came right out of a graphic novel.
"You, sure Cody won't go?" Henry knew it just wouldn't be the same. He was her little bodyguard who she fussed with in whispers, usually.
She shook her head, no. She wouldn't talk about it. He guessed it was better not knowing.
Finally, Leo showed up in his mom's sedan since his truck would be too small for the three of them. Leo was in the brown hoodie with the fuzzy ears. It wasn't exactly a Chewbacca outfit, but he wasn't planning on dressing up for this shindig, as he called it.
Of course, Henry talked about the party with Leo. It wasn't a big deal. How huge could it be? It was in the storage room of a comic book store.
"Still, it could get weird." He winced even now as they parked almost a block away, in a nearby neighborhood, to get to the comic book store.
Henry couldn't help but laugh as they neared on foot. The place was hopping. It was going to be crowded. Soon enough they stepped into the huge white interior room where there were tables of Starwar goodies, from cookies in the shapes of spaceships to stormtrooper. It was hard to say if it were the ewoke cake or the Yoda cake that took the best honors. Of course, Leo headed over to the Storm Trooper cheeseball.
The party was just a bunch of nerds.
Immediately, Leo felt comfortable. Henry guessed it was no big deal. But there was a lot of acting going on. Henry didn't exactly get it, but so many monologues were in progress. Henry watched while Leo handed him a plate of cupcakes and cookies.
"She'll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself." Henry heard someone quote. Naturally, Roman would be Hans Solo. He was so profound with his lines, but no one was really listening, except Vada, of course.
She went over and joined in. They began some conversation between the princess and Hans Solo. She was so good at putting him down. Henry couldn't help but smirk.
"Are you, sure its wise to let her go on like that, with him..of all people." Leo sipped on some sort of punch in a papercup.
"What do you mean?" Henry thought it was harmless. He started eating on one of the decorated cupcakes. "OK, I heard he can get kind of wild at parties, but you know-" They were just talking nerdy to each other.
"That's really funny coming from you." Leo grinned.
Henry gave him the eye. He wasn't sure to be angry with him or not. Just then Henry noticed Essie was there. Also sporting a Princess Leia outfit.
"What is she doing here?" Henry watched her making her way toward Roman.
Immediately, Leo turned his back to Henry as if he might hide even if he were several inches taller than Henry.
"God, you don't think she saw me, do you?" Leo asked ever so nervous as he downed another cheesed cracker.
"Well, you aren't exactly hard to miss, but I have a feeling she'd rather be with someone else." Henry nudged him.
Henry guessed Roman was their arch-nemesis, after all.