The Plight of the Rush

Ch 3; A Lovers Secret Revealed Part 2

Rancis, Gloyd and Swizzle all stepped out of their outlet and into Game Central Station. Characters were walking all over the station going to visit their friends from other games. As the trio from Sugar Rush began to walk toward Tapper's Outlet, Rancis couldn't help but let his mind wander.

“You alright there Rancis?” asked Gloyd after seeing him in a daze.

Rancis shook his head as he came out of his daze “Yes I'm fine” he replied.

“It looked like you were in a bit of a daze there” Gloyd started “Are you sure your fine to go to Tapper's?

“Yes, I'm fine.” Rancis replied as they reached the outlet for Tapper's

As the three of them got on the train to Tapper's, Rancis began to think about Vanellope again. He couldn't get her out of his head, not like he was complaining about it. As they rode, he couldnt help but smile at the thought of her.

“Hey.” Gloyd said, tapping Rancis on the shoulder. “You okay?”

“I'm fine, I just have something on my mind.” he answered.

“Whats on your mind?” asked Gloyd.

“Well, there is this girl I like.” he started. Swizzle looked over toward the 2 and smiled.

“So, my main man Rancis has a crush on someone.” Gloyd concluded.

“Yes.” Rancis replied.

“You wont guess who.” Swizzle added.

“Crumbs?” Gloyd asked.

“No.” Rancis answered.

“Jubileena?” Gloyd asked again.

“I would hope not.” Swizzle added.

Gloyd thought for a second. “Taffyta?”

“Oh mod no.” Rancis replied.

Gloyd rolled his eyes. “Then who is it?”

“Its Vanellope.”

Gloyd's eyes widened.

“Really?” he started. “Have you asked her out yet?”

“No.” Rancis replied, sadly.

“Why not?” Gloyd asked.

“That's why we are here Gloyd.” Swizzle interjected. “We are going to get Rancis to ask her out.”

“Now that sounds like a plan I can get behind,” Gloyd started.” I always thought you two would make a cute couple.”

Rancis blushed a bit. “Thanks guys.”

The Train came to a stop and the three of them got off and walked into Tapper's Bar. The air was filled with light chatter from the other characters there and the sound of live rock from the local bar tribute band as the trio sat down at the bar next to a large, muscular character, whom had his back turned to the group.

“What can I get for you three?” asked Tapper as he walked up to them.

“3 regular root beers please Tapper” Swizzle said.

“Coming right up.” Tapper said as he walked off.

“Guys, how am I going to ask her out?” Rancis said to break the silence. “ I mean, what if she doesn't like me?”

“Rancis, in this situation, you just have to bite your lip and just do it, I mean whats the worse that can happen?” Swizzle responded.

“The worse that could happen is she rejects me and gets her friend to pound me into the ground.” he answered.

“Oh come on Rancis.” Gloyd started. “Your being over dramatic.”

“Am I?” Rancis responded as Tapper sat down 3 root beers in front of them. Rancis picked up one and took a drink.

“Yeah man, Vanellope isn't that mean.” Swizzle said.

“Are you talking about President Vanellope?”

The group stopped and looked around to find out who was talking to them.

“Who said that?” Gloyd asked.

Just then, the muscular character that was sitting next to them turned to face them.

“I did” he said.

Swizzle jumped out of his seat after he saw who he was sitting next to.

It was Vanellope's friend, Wreck-It Ralph.

“I'm sorry kid, did I scare you?” Ralph asked.

“A bit, yes.” Swizzle responded.

Ralph laughed a bit.

“What are you doing here Ralph?” Gloyd asked.

“Enjoying my Friday night.” he responded. “What about you Pumpkin Head?”

“We are helping our friend Rancis here ask out his crush.” Swizzle said as he got off the floor.

Ralph looked over to Rancis, who had a nervous smile on his face.

“Calm down kid” Ralph said to Rancis as he saw he was nervous. “I'm not going to pound you into the floor.”

Rancis stiffed out a laugh as he calmed down a bit.

“So you have a crush on Vanellope?” Ralph asked.

Rancis nodded, still a bit nervous.

“So, why haven't you asked her yet?” Ralph asked again.

“I-I'm worried she won't like me the way I like her.” Rancis finally said.

Ralph smiled. “Look kid, to get anywhere in life, you have to be willing to take risky shots in the dark.”

he said. “How do you know if she doesn't like you if you haven't asked her yet?”

“I guess I don't.” Rancis replied.

“Look Rancis, if you don't ask her, you will spend your entire life wondering, and if someone else beats you to the punch, your going to punch yourself later because you didn't ask her.” Ralph said as he took a drink from his large root beer.

“I guess your right Ralph.” Rancis said.

“I know i'm right.” he replied. “You want a suggestion from me?”

Rancis nodded.

“There is a hidden, unfinished track inside of Diet Cola Mountain, ask her there.” Ralph said

“Why Diet Cola Mountain?” Rancis asked.

“Its her home away from home, its secluded so you can ask her in private.” Ralph said.

“Wouldn't she think I was stalking her?” Rancis said, concerned.

“Not if I led you there myself.” Ralph said.

“How can you be so sure that she will be there?” Rancis asked.

“Why do you ask so many questions?” Ralph asked before turning to Swizzle and Gloyd.

“One of you go tell her that I want to see her at Diet Cola Mountain tomorrow morning, three hours before the arcade opens. Don't say why.”

“Yes sir.” they said.

“Well, why are you still standing there?” Ralph asked.

“Oh, you mean now?” Swizzle asked.

“Yes I meant right now.” Ralph replied.

“Our drinks?” Gloyd said as he pointed at the bar.

“I will cover your tab tonight.” Ralph said.

“Well thanks!” Swizzle said as he and Gloyd ran out of the bar.

Ralph pulled out enough coins to cover both tabs and gave them to Tapper.

“Will that cover it?” he asked.

“Yep” Tapper said.

“Okay, have a good night Tapper.”

“You too Ralph”

Ralph and Rancis walked out of Tapper's and to the train.


Rancis turned around.

“Meet me at the Finish line tomorrow morning, three hours before the arcade opens.”

“Okay. Thanks Ralph.” Rancis said as he got on the next train to Game Central Station.

'I can see why she likes him so much.' he thought to himself as he walked back into Tapper's Bar.

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