-In an apartment, Balkin, Aleu, and Drudy are playing on their laptops on a platformer game of some kind.
Drudy: This game isn't coming out too well...
Aleu (scoffing): well you weren't here to help with the programming!
Balkin: yeah Drudy, you gotta commit to this.
Drudy: I didn't come because I have college essays to work on.
Balkin: So do I, but I managed to help, and the assignment we got wasn't that long or hard.
-Out coming of the door was Lucy, Balkins sister.
Balkin: yeah Lucy?
Lucy: can you help me brush Pinkie's hair?
-Lucy pulls out a Pinkie Pie doll with extremely messy hair
Drudy: Pony brushing? Don't you think you're too old for that Lucy? Grow up already.
-Lucy looks down in embarrassment, and Balkin turns from calm to annoyed
Balkin: Hey Drudy! Shut up!
Aleu: yeah dude, stop bothering her
-Drudy looks at Balkin and Aleu.
Drudy: whatever, I'm out for the day anyway, it's already 2.
-Drudy closes his laptop and leaves for the door.
Aleu: Lucy, don't worry about Drudy. You know he can be a pest.
-Lucy smiled a bit, then sadly looked at her doll
Balkin: hey, Lucy, don't sweat it, besides, Pinkie's hair is supposed to be frizzy. It's Pinkie Pie, that's what shows her random self.
-Lucy smiled happily
Aleu: yeah, and it's cute too, but not as much as you!!
-Aleu playfully smiled, making Lucy smile even more; Balkin seemed happy with the results of Aleu's actions.
Aleu: eh, I guess I should go home now...
Balkin: yeah, getting pretty late.
-Aleu closed his laptop, and walked to the door
Aleu: hey Balkin
Aleu: you still in college?
-Aleu grew curious with the strange answer
Balkin: Doing my essays, hanging with you and Drudy, and spending time with Lucy is starting to get to me. What's even worse is that my lessons are done, but I gotta pay for that stupid form saying I graduated.
Aleu: wait, so you might...
Balkin: nope... I might not get anything out of college after all these years...
Aleu: Does Lucy know?
Balkin: you know her, she's as smart as us, but with that innocence left inside her, I can't tell if she's hiding how she feels about this...
Aleu: don't worry, I'm rootin' for ya man.
Balkin: thanks... oh hey.
-Balkin headlock and rubbed Aleu's head
Balkin: you REALLY sucked at that simulation.