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Challenge #01179-C084: Musical Proposal

http://huppupbup.tumblr.com/post/140004561959/just-take-it -- Gallifreya

[AN: For those of you who've been living under a rock for the past five years or who've been avoiding Mystery Skulls Animated, Lewis' canonical last name is Pepper. He's the adopted son of two other Peppers who I've named Bel and Cayenne. There's no definitive names for the triplet sisters, so I'm going with Ebony, Ivory, and Chilli. (Black pepper, white pepper, chilli pepper...) Because theme naming is allegedly funny]

Vivi should have known something was up by the fact that this was happening at something of a family re-union. Though, with Lewis' sisters around, there was a family crowd in just one home. The second clue was that lots of Peppers seemed to be wearing their dancing shoes.

The third was the band.

She should have definitely known something was up when Lewis donned the headset mic'.

And then a familiar tune started.

They had changed the words, of course.

"When I became a Pepper, I was proud," Lewis sang. "I used to be alone in a crowd. But now you look around these days, there's a Pepper family craze..."

The deadbeats came out of nowhere, playing swelling violins. Grampa Sergeant[1] kept the time with his bass.

"I'm a Pepper, he's a Pepper, she's a Pepper, we're all Peppers... wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?" Fiery orbs manifested. One above Vivi and one above Arthur. There were cubes inside them. Untouched by the flames. They descended as Lewis finished the jingle. "I'm a Pepper, he's a Pepper, she's a Pepper. Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too? If you accept," he landed on one knee, "you could be a Pepper too."

Vivi made an unholy squeaking noise.

Arthur stared agog at the jewellery. "Whoah," he said. And then, "I'm going to have that song in my head for a freaking WEEK, dude!"

"Just take it already!" shrieked Ivory, one of Lewis' triplet sisters.

Meanwhile, Ebony and Chilli were chanting, "Say yes! Say yes! Say yes!"

Vivi managed to breathe in before she passed out. She looked to Arthur. "I'm game if you're game," she breathed.

Arthur relented. "Fine... Okay."

Roughly a hundred assorted Peppers cheered.

"But I'm allowed to hate you for the song until you can make it go away."

Lewis stood up. "You heard the man. Yellow Submarine in one, two, one, two, three, four..."

[1] Come on, you knew I was going there. Don't look at me like that.

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