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It was Wednesday, March 9, 2022, and it was in the afternoon. After school, Ashley and Rebecca were in the living room while sitting on the living room couch and watching TV together. Then Amore just went ahead and entered the living room before happily making a huge announcement.

“You two are probably not gonna believe this, but the greatest thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life just happened today! I just won two tickets to the Billie Eilish concert Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena!”

Then Ashley and Rebecca’s jaws just dropped. “Get out of town!” Rebecca exclaimed.

“And I also won a meet and greet backstage pass before the show to meet Billie Eilish in person!”

“You’ve got to be joking or something!” Ashley exclaimed.

“Why on Earth would I ever joke about something so serious?”

Ashley and Rebecca quickly got up from the couch. “Wow, I can’t wait to go see Billie Eilish perform this weekend!” Rebecca spoke happily.

“Me too! I am such a huge fan of her music!”

“And so am I!”

“And the simple fact that we get to go meet her in person is gonna make this weekend even more amazing!”

Amore told them, “Yeah, I’m also a huge fan of her music.” “But didn’t you two hear what I just said?” “I only won two tickets.”

Then Ashley and Rebecca’s happiness ended. “That means Amore has to pick one of us.”, Rebecca realized.

Then Ashley spoke. “That means there’s only one way to solve this.” “Pick me! Your number one favorite sister! Who you amore very much!”

“Why on Earth would you be her favorite?!” “You’re mean, evil, annoying, and disrespectful! Therefore, pick me!”

Then Ashley and Rebecca just went ahead and began arguing over which one of them should go to the concert that afternoon.

***

While Ashley and Rebecca were arguing over who should go to the concert that afternoon, it was just another typical day at Amore (restaurant). Then Jake went ahead and walked into the pizza restaurant. And Jake saw a very cool pinball machine that was sitting inside the restaurant. Then Eric went ahead and walked into the pizza restaurant. And Eric began looking at the pinball machine before speaking. “Cool!” “I didn’t know this place got a new pinball machine.”

“Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere?”

“I know you from somewhere. You’re my girlfriend’s little sister’s boyfriend.”

“Oh, yeah. I knew I saw you from somewhere before.”

“So, it looks like Amore got a brand-new pinball machine.” “But you know what would really make this pinball machine truly complete?” “My high score that no one will ever be able to beat in a million centuries.”

“Nah, I don’t think so.”

“Why not?”

“Because the thing that is really gonna make this thing complete is my high score that no one will ever be able to beat in a billion centuries.”

“Keep dreaming, kid. No one will be able to beat my high score in a trillion centuries.”

“Your high score is not gonna be as high as my high score.”

“And why is that?”

“Because you’re so stupid that you ended up becoming the boyfriend of Amore’s ‘messed up in the head’ sister.”

“Hey, you don’t hear me saying rude things about your girlfriend.”

“Then don’t.”

“All I know is that I’m way better at pinball than you’ll ever be.”

“Prove it.”

“You know what?” “Fine. I will prove it. But not today because this place is closing soon.”

“Same here.”

“What are you doing here anyway? Where’s your parents?”

“My folks told me to come here and order takeout with their debit card.” “Why are you here?”

“What you said.”

“Fine!”

“Fine!”

“Fine!”

“Why don’t we just both go ahead and settle this debate man to man, on Saturday, when there is no school and we both have plenty of time to work with?”

“You’re on.” Then both boys just shook hands to make the deal official. “I’m gonna kick your but so hard this Saturday.”

“In your dreams. Your score is gonna be the size of a small ant compared to my score this Saturday.”

“Whatever, little dude. Just be here. At Noon. Unless, of course, you’re chicken pizza.”

“Okay, first of all, I’m not chicken. Second, I’m not chicken pizza. Third, I don’t even prefer chicken on my pizza.”

“Oh, yeah?” “Well, I’m placing my order first. Because that’s what winners do.” Eric just went ahead and began placing his order.

And Jake saw Eric placing his order. “This changes nothing!” Jake waited to place his order after Eric.

***

And that same afternoon, Ashley and Rebecca were still arguing about the ticket.

Ashley told Rebecca, “Um, excuse me?!” “I’m the older sister here! Therefore, I should get to go since I was alive back when analog TV still existed!”

“No way! I should get to go because I’m the music lover in this family!”

“I was born in the two thousands decade just like Billie Eilish! Therefore, I should be the one to claim that extra ticket!”

“No, I should get that ticket because I was born in the twenty tens decade when Billie Eilish became popular! Duh!”

“You don’t know that for sure!”

“Yes, I do!”

“No, you don’t!” Then Ashley just went ahead and sighed. “Look, if you go to that concert, I will make your life a living nightmare until you turn 18. And I won’t move out until you turn 18. And that includes any remaining time you spend in the 12th grade.”

“Fine! Do what you must to me! I’m still going to that concert while crushing your soul and spirit in the process whether you like it or not!”

Then the verbal arguing continued between them.

“Silence!” Amore demanded.

Then after Amore spoke, they both stopped speaking. “You need to make a choice, Amore. It’s either her or me.”, Ashley told her.

“Yeah, so whose it gonna be?”

“I honestly don’t know.”

“What do you mean you don’t know?!” Rebecca asked unhappily.

“I really wish both of you could come with me, so it’s kind of a tough decision for me to make.”

“Okay, we understand.”, Ashley replied.

“You do?”

Rebecca replied, “Of course, we do. I mean, it would probably be a tough decision for us to make if one of us were put in the same position.”

Ashley added, “Okay, here’s how we can all settle this once and for all. I and Rebecca can keep being nice to you for the next three days. And whoever Amore determines to be the nicest sister gets the last ticket.”

“You’re on!” Rebecca accepted.

“Wait a minute.” “Now, you two wanna turn this into some kind of competition?” Amore asked them.

“It would surprise me a lot if a girl like you could actually pull off being the nicer sister.”, Rebecca told Ashley.

“Well, at least Amore knows who the cooler sister is in this room right now. She would much rather be seen with someone like me at that concert than with a loser!”

“Hey, are you calling me a loser?!”

“No, I’m not calling you a loser. But I will take care of that after we both come back home from Little Caesars Arena.”

Then Amore just went ahead and sighed. “Okay, fine. Let the niceness begin. I guess.”

Then Ashley and Rebecca went ahead and left the living room. Amore saw them leave before saying, “I have a pretty good feeling this is gonna be the nicest three days of my entire life.” Then Amore grinned before sitting down and watching television.

***

It was Thursday, March 10, 2022, and it was in the afternoon during school hours. Jake went ahead and walked into Amore (restaurant) to play the pinball machine early, so he could set a new high score that Eric couldn’t beat. Then Jake saw Eric playing on the pinball machine.

“Yes! New high score once again! Man, I am on a roll right now!” Eric exclaimed.

“Hey, why are you in here? Aren’t you supposed to be at school?”

“I could ask you those same two questions.”

“Okay, fine. You first.” “Why are you here?”

“Skipping school. Therefore, I have more than enough time on my hands to keep playing this thing, keep setting new high scores, and keep crushing your odds while this thing is still free of charge.” “And you?”

Jake went ahead and sighed. “Same. Look, just don’t snitch on me.” “Okay?”

“Hey, as long as I keep scoring higher on this thing, your secret is safe with me. And don’t snitch on me or I’ll give you the worst beating of your entire life.”

“Well, you are older than me, so I guess that’s fair.” Then the conversation between them ended and Eric started another pinball game to build a better high score than before. “So, when do I get a chance to play?”

“After I’m done with this game. But I do have to warn you. This could take a while. Because, you know.”

Then a random pre-teen girl, age eleven, went ahead and walked into the pizza restaurant with her mother. And as the girl walked closer and closer to the pinball machine Eric was playing on, she began watching Eric as he was still playing. Then she spoke.

“Cool!” “I didn’t know this place had a new pinball machine.” Then the girl went ahead and walked over to her mother as she was ordering the food. “Can we get a cool pinball machine just like that one to play at home?”

“Absolutely not. It sounds expensive.”

“Well, can I at least try out the new pinball machine?”

“No. Now, you know we don’t have time for that. We don’t wanna be late for your dentist appointment, which is the main reason you’re missing school today in the first place.” Then the mom continued ordering the food.

Later, Eric was eventually done with setting a new high score. “Yes! New high score! Try and top that, loser!”

“I’ll top that, times a thousand!” Jake stopped talking and started acting as he began playing on the new pinball machine. And Jake went ahead and continued playing.

***

It was Thursday, March 10, 2022, and it was in the afternoon. After school, Amore was present in the living room. At that time, she was sitting on the living room couch while watching TV. Then Rebecca went ahead and came into the living room before speaking.

“Good afternoon, Queen Amore.” “Is there anything that I can do for the best redhead on the planet?”

“Sure. You can go ahead and get started by making me a BLT sandwich.”

“One BLT sandwich, coming right up!” Rebecca stopped talking and started acting by walking into the kitchen to make a BLT sandwich for Amore Cooper.

Ashley went ahead and entered the living room as Amore kept watching TV while sitting on the living room couch. “Hey, little sis.”

“Hey, Ash.”

“So, is there anything nice that I could do right now for the best redhead on the planet?”

“Anything?”

“Yep, anything at all. You just name it. And I’ll do it.”

“Okay. You can start by pouring me a glass of milk to go with the BLT that Rebecca is currently making for me in the kitchen as we speak.”

“You know, I have way better sandwich-making skills than her. I could probably make you a BLT sandwich ten times better than what she’s making right now.”

“Well, maybe you can prove it by also making me a BLT sandwich.”

“Noted.”

Then Amore smiled after Ashley entered the kitchen. And after Ashley entered the kitchen, she saw Rebecca making a BLT sandwich for Amore.

“Good afternoon, Ratbecca.”

“Good afternoon to you too, Trashley.” “Why are you in here?”

“Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just getting a glass of milk and making a BLT sandwich for Amore.” “What are you doing in here?”

“Oh, just making a BLT sandwich for Amore that’ll be ten times better than yours. I clearly have the better sandwich-making skills needed to win that last ticket.”

“In your dreams. These kinds of opportunities only come once in a lifetime. And I’m not about to let you ruin this opportunity for me. Therefore, I’m making Amore’s BLT, getting Amore’s glass of milk, and meeting Billie Eilish before my funeral. End of discussion.”

“We’ll see about that.”

“Fine!”

“Fine!”

“Fine!” both girls exclaimed.

Then both sisters just went ahead and continued fighting for Amore Cooper’s decision.

***

It was Friday, March 11, 2022, and it was in the afternoon during school hours. Higher Power by Coldplay was being played as imaginary background music while Eric and Jake battled over the next couple of days. They were both trying to determine who was the better one at playing pinball.

And the battle between them was intense. And it seemed even more intense as the battle continued from the weekday and into the weekend. Jake and Eric battled each other at that pinball machine for hours.

Meanwhile, both boys missed two whole days of school so far just to determine who was the better player when it comes tom pinball. And as they two boys continued battling each other, the imaginary background music went ahead and kept playing. It seemed like this pinball war between Ashley’s boyfriend and Amore’s boyfriend was never going to end.

It was a close battle between them. And what was a great place to grab some takeout in southeastern Michigan turned into a pinball warzone for Jake and Eric.

***

It was Saturday, March 12, 2022, and it was in the afternoon during a time when no school is taking place. Meanwhile, at Amore without the background music, Eric was playing the pinball machine again. Then Eric finished playing before speaking.

“Okay, I’ll tell you what, I’m getting kind of tired of this game. So, if you beat my high score, I’ll just go ahead and admit that I was wrong and you truly are the pinball machine champion.”

“Okay.”

“But if I win, I make you eat cat food for a whole week. And it probably won’t taste good.”

“Deal.”

Both boys shook hands to make it official. Then the handshake ended before Jake went over to the pinball machine. And he was almost ready to start playing to avoid a week’s worth of cat food. Then Jake began playing. And when Jake played, he played his lights out. He probably gave more effort that day than every time in his entire life that he played video games. And Jake continued playing and playing to avoid complete humiliation. Jake played for a very long time. And Eric watched Jake play for a very long time as well before speaking.

“Seems like those hands of yours sure are getting tired. Maybe you should call it a day and end this right here. Right now.”

“Are you kidding me?” “I’ve spent years playing video games. My fingers are never tired.” Jake went ahead and continued playing while trying his absolute best.

Later, after loads and loads and loads of time passed by. Jake played and successfully beat Eric’s high score on the pinball machine.

“Yes! In your face! I just beat your stupid high score for the final time! Now, I don’t have to eat cat food for a whole week!” “So, what do you have to say now?! Huh?!” “I’m all ears!”

“Congratulations. I didn’t think you had it in you to beat me at pinball. But you did.”

“Thank you for finally realizing the truth. Continue.”

“But I’m way better than you at video games.”

“What?! In your dreams!”

“No, in your dreams!”

“Prove it!”

“Oh, I’ll prove it alright! My house! Tomorrow afternoon! Be there or be chicken pizza!”

“You’re on!”

Then both boys shook hands and went back home to enjoy the rest of their Saturday.

***

That same Saturday, Amore was sitting in the living room while on the living room couch and fully ready to go to the concert while using her smartphone. And as she was doing that, Ashley and Rebecca were staring at her from different sides of the living room couch. Amore saw both girls before speaking.

“Can I help you two with something?”

Rebecca replied, “Oh, you can help us out with something alright.”

“Yeah, help us out by telling us who you’re going with to the concert tonight.”

We’ve been as nice as apple pie to you for the past three days. And we don’t have much time left. You need to make a decision now, young lady.”

“So, for the last time, her or me?”

“Alright, I’m heading out to the car.” “You ready, Amore?” John asked her.

“I’ll be out there in a quick second.”

Then John went ahead and left the living room through the front door and went over to the car.

Ashley replied, “Wait, hold on a minute? You actually picked Dad over us?”

“How could you betray us like that?! After everything, we did for you! We fixed your food! We made your bed! We even changed the channel for you on the TV countless times!”

“Exactly! How could you stab both of us in the back like that?!”

“I just figured out that I should have an adult to take me to the concert since, you know, I’m not 18 yet. Plus, I can’t drive. I mean, come on, the man named a restaurant after me for crying out loud.”

Ashley questioned, “Why didn’t you just ask me to steal Dad’s driver’s license and state ID?! Then we would’ve been able to go together! Come on, Amore! It’s not too late if we both hurry! You have absolutely no idea what I can pull off in two minutes!”

“Again, just pure evil.”, Rebecca commented.

Amore got up and spoke. “Look, I appreciate all the nice things you’ve done for me over the past few days, but I’ve made my decision. And that decision is final. But don’t worry, I’ll show you all the photos and selfies I took after I come back home.” Amore went ahead and disappointed Ashley and Rebecca very badly by leaving and going to the concert.

“That no-good backstabbing jerk!”

“But I do know one thing. When either one of us wins a radio contest and gets two tickets along with meet and greet backstage pass, Amore will not be considered in the decision-making process.”

“Agreed, what a selfish brat! What nice things did Dad ever do for her that could top what we’ve done for her for three straight days?!”

“Oh, I don’t know. Probably give her life and take care of her for nearly eleven straight years.”

“Oh.”, Rebecca suddenly realized. “Well, he still isn’t a Billie Eilish fan.”, Rebecca briefly concluded.

***

Later, John and Amore were waiting in a line to meet Billie Eilish before the start of the concert. And they continued waiting as they got closer and closer to the famous singer. Then John and Amore finally saw Billie Eilish in person.

“Hey, what’s your name?” Billie Eilish spoke.

“Wow! I can’t believe it! I honestly can’t believe it! Billie Eilish just asked me a question! The real Billie Eilish just asked me a question!”

“Her name is Amore Cooper.”

“Thanks for telling her my name for me.” “Now, are we gonna pose for some photos?! And are you gonna sign my autograph?!”

“Of course.”

“Yes!” “Oh, yeah! I almost forgot!” Amore went ahead and pulled out a notebook from the pants pocket of her blue jeans. “You can use this.” Amore gave Billie the notebook.

“Thanks.”, Billie Eilish thanked. She went ahead and opened the notebook, wrote her name inside the notebook, and gave the notebook back to Amore.

“I’m gonna show this autograph to the whole school next week! Now, let’s take some photos, so I have even more awesome stuff to display next week!” Amore was about to take some photos with a celebrity for the first time in her entire existence. And shortly after the photos were taken, the meet and greet moment was coming to an end. “Thank you so much! I truly mean it! I’m your biggest redhead fan on the face of the planet! I’m gonna make sure I never forget this moment for the rest of my life!”

“You’re very welcome. It was nice meeting you, Amore.” “Enjoy the show!” she spoke with a smile. Then Amore and her father began walking away from a famous musician.

***

Later, Amore and her father were in the crowd at Little Caesars Arena close to the start of the concert. Shortly after that, Billie Eilish came out onto the stage and began performing her music for the audience. Billie Eilish was performing the song that was titled Therefore I Am at Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit, Michigan. And Billie Eilish continued performing Therefore I Am while she was in The Motor City. And Amore was loving every single nanosecond of the entire experience. Then John asked a question.

“This is the kind of music you kids listen to nowadays?”

“Of course, it is.”

“Well, this doesn’t seem like real music to me. Back when I was growing up on the eighties and nineties, we listened to music that was way better than this garbage.”

“Maybe in your century. But back to the 21st century, I don’t ever want this night to end.”

Billie Eilish kept performing Therefore I Am and performed multiple songs after that. And as she kept performing, Amore probably had the best Saturday night of her entire childhood. And after all that, it all turned out to be a very happy ending for the title character of the Amore novel series.

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