Teddy is the last to make it to the student council meeting today. He's been losing track of time all day.
He stops short, noticing an empty chair.
Teddy“...Penelope isn’t here yet?”
Louis“Jeez, was your breakup that bad?”
Bianca elbows him. Teddy forces a smile.
Teddy trails off, and it’s quiet for a few moments too long.
Bianca"Louis, why are you even on the Student Council?”
Louis“Winter break, here I come. Have fun, B.”
Louis steps out in the hallway, whipping out his phone to compose a text message.
i want sausage tonite
Before he presses send, he hears Teddy on the phone.
Later that day, after about a hundred texts from Andre coaxing him out of his room, Louis finally comes downstairs to hang out with the guys in front of the TV - sitting as far away from John as possible.
Andre immediately feels that something’s up.
He asks if they’re fighting. They don’t really respond. He turns to John.
John"I don’t know if I’m even invited."
Andre"Louis, John’s coming, right?"
Louis"John can do whatever he wants."
Louis"Kamri, Bianca and Charli said they’d come..."
John"What, you didn’t invite your close buddy Vincent?"
Louis"Great idea, John, why don’t I?"
every1 is going sking 4 xmas. come w us
i have plans
w/ who??? tedy??? he can come 2
i have to work
quit ur job and be my chalet boy
Vincent replies as he walks through the park by the mall with Teddy.
Vincent"Hey, uh, dude--"
Vincent"What do you think of like… travelling over break?"
Vincent"Actually, um… what about skiing, or whatever?"
Teddy"You know how to ski?"
When Vincent mentions Louis, Teddy stops walking and stands surprised.
Vincent"I do -- I did --but I dunno, he’s okay."
Teddy finishes his coffee, tossing the cup in the trash.
Vincent"Are you sure?"
Vincent"Cool. Uh, I’ll let him know we’re coming, then."
Teddy"Do you have clothes for winter sports?? Like snow pants?"
Vincent"Um, shit, you need special clothes?"
Vincent"No, dude, I can’t let you--"
For the next hour or so, Vincent and Teddy run around a few sporting goods stores, looking for snow gear.
Teddy"Well, should we try out your new stuff?"
Teddy"What if your boss says no?"
Vincent"Eh, I can always quit."
Teddy"Right, you’re 18 now… How'd she take it...?"
They sit in silence for a second. Vincent gets up, grabbing a handful of snow.
Vincent"So, you think you can take me?"
Teddy"Don’t you dare."
Vincent"Come on, arm yourself."
Teddy starts making a tiny snowball.
Teddy"Vincent, wait a second…"
After hitting Vincent in the face, Teddy runs for it, hiding behind a tree. Vincent chases him around cartoonishly for a minute or two until he decides to tackle his friend, and they roll to the ground face-to-face.
Vincent pauses for a moment, but gently rolls Teddy off of him. He smiles, but tells Teddy they should stick to the plan they already have. He stands up, dusting the snow off.
Vincent"Listen, I should um… I should be getting to work."
Vincent"Thanks for tonight, dude."