Disclaimer: I claim Stevie and Eddy. But they were named after Stevie Richards and Eddy Guerrero who own their names.

Substitute Muse
By Dana

I watched as Stevie closed his suitcase. He was leaving for a month long vacation. I'm going to miss him. He took another look around to see if he missed anything. His eyes finally landed on me.

"Hey it's only a month. Stevie said in his usual nonchalant way.

I know. But I'm going to miss you." I said.

"Well I'm going to miss you too. We've been a team for almost a year now. But don't worry. I have a surprise for you. He grabbed his bag and put it into his mouth before giving me a hug. Then he flew away.

"Bye." I called after him. I was going to miss that silly dragon. I sat on my bed, grabbed my humanities book, and started reading. I was so engrossed with the reading I almost did not hear the knock on my bedroom door. I put my book down and walked to the door. I opened the door and saw a lizard with a bag in his hand. "Can I help you?" I asked.

"My name is Eddy." He said with a mischevous grin.

"Uh huh. So what are you doing here?" I asked.

Eddy gave me a strange look. "Didn't Stevie tell you?"

"Tell me what?" I asked in confusion.

"I'm your substitute muse!" He exclaimed as if that explained everything. "Oh yes. Stevie asked me to give you this note." He said handing me a folded piece of paper.

I unfolded it and read it aloud. "Hey Dana! Surprise! This is Eddy. I'm sure you know who he was named after. He's a gecko and eats the same thing I eat. See you in a month. Stevie." 'Great.' I thought.

"So what should I do?" He asked.

"Watch TV. I have homework to do." I said. He shrugged and turned the TV on. He lay down on the bed next to me and watched Full House. He didn't bug me once unlike Stevie who would have asked me a thousand questions.

This partnership just might work!

The End