Spend E. To The Moon
General's friend Spend E. was an avowed supporter of the Jamaa-Luna Organization, a group of Jammers with a dream: to send Jammers to the moon!
"Since Jamaa has already expanded by adding the ocean and other land regions, it wouldn't be hard for AJHQ to find a way to send Jammers to the moon," announced Spend E. on a sunny day in June. The other members of the JLO applauded and congratulated Spend E. on a speech well done.
Meanwhile, FuzzyGoods Rabbit was reading the newspaper with a cup of coffee in his underground mushroom den. He read the headline, "Jamaa-Luna Organization Wins Debate," and put down his coffee mug. He thought to himself, That new-fangled science program, sending our people to the deep recesses of outer space. It'll always end in horrible problems...
General was neutral when asked about the JLO. When interviewed (since he's such a well-known author and all), he responded, "I support the JLO as much as the next penguin, but I don't want to offend some of my readers who think it's a bad idea to join it."
Spend E. saw his friend General that night on television reciting the same quote. He fell over in his seat. "My own neighbour - betraying me like this? I can't believe it!"
The next day, Spend E. walked over to General's den to discuss the matter. General was asleep with his laptop in bed, tired from a night of blogging. "General, wake up!" shouted Spend E. as he burst into General's room. General sat up instantly, shocked by the loud voice of his dollar-shaped comrade.
"General, ol' pal, we need to talk," began Spend E, "I saw you on the telly last night - and I didn't like what I heard..."
General realised what Spend E. was getting at. "Oh, yeah, you're in the JLO - I didn't mean to offend you. I was just trying to tell my audience that I'm not shifting one way or another-"
"That's not enough, Gen-Gen, when are you going to see that friends are more important than your Inter-Blog whatever?" asked Spend E.
General replied, "I value everyone the same - unless, of course, they happen to be FMAN."
Spend E. looked at General with an unsatisfied look on his face. He walked out of General's room slowly, but to General, it felt like Spend E. was walking out of his friendship circle.
The next day, when General went to get the mail, Spend E. was outside gardening. The two made sure not to look at each other. And that's how it went for the next two weeks - no conversation, no contact, no...anything!
Then, one night, General decided to patch up the hole he had opened in his friendship blanket. He spent the entire evening putting together a contraption that, in the end, sort of resembled a rocket ship.
The following morning, General wheeled the invention out onto his front porch. Spend E. was there and noticed the odd machine but did not ask a question about it (although he was a bit curious). General announced, "Spend E, come on! We're going to the moon!"
Spend E's jaw dropped. After what they had just been through, General still cared about Spend E's desires. And that was all Spend E. needed to put General back on his friend list. The two hopped into the rocket and counted, "10...9...8..."
The ship exploded in a sudden burst. General and Spend E. came down screaming, but neither one of them was hurt. Afterwards, they couldn't help but laugh uncontrollably.
"I'm sorry you didn't get to go to the moon, Spend E," apologised General.
"I don't care, I'm just happy you tried!" Spend E. told General.
The two laughed until sundown and then laughed some more.
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