Andy was home and he wasn't any friendlier than usual. He joined everyone for dinner but acted really sullen through the whole meal. Everyone tried to ignore his attitude but it was upsetting, especially to Peter and Benji who were the two really sensitive people there.
Katie brought dessert out. "I made brownies, who wants some?"
Peter's eyes lit up. "The special kind of brownies?"
"I can't make those on TV!" she whispered behind her hand, looking nervous.
After they were done eating, they put on some records (the Beatles, the Stones and the Who) and everybody talked and Davy, Micky, Peter, the girls and Guillermo danced. Mike and Benji weren't big dancers but they enjoyed listening to the music and singing and the conversation.
Then, Katie made some comment in passing about wishing the Hampsters could get more gigs.
Andy snarled, "We'd probably get more gigs if you dressed better!"
Katie stared at him. "There's nothing wrong with the way I dress! You're just on some kind of fascist piggie trip!"
Andy replied, "Yeah, keep telling yourself that! Why do you keep wearing pants all the time instead of miniskirts like the other girls?"
Katie snapped, "I wear them because people should wear what they like, not just what you say!"
Mike spoke up. "Yeah, like I like my wool hat! Why don't you back off of Katie, Andy? You've been acting like a jerk."
Guillermo said, "Yeah, what are you gonna do next, starting making rude comments about us Mexicans?"
Charlotte added, "Maybe he's gonna insult me for being Japanese too, start going 'ah so' !"
Micky muttered, "He's being an ass ho." Charlotte snickered. Micky added, "Let's get out of here and go do our patented Monkees running around and acting all crazy while our song plays in the background, that always cheers us up."
Mike said, "Sure, let's go, Peter looks like he's gonna cry, Andy, you oughta be ashamed of yourself."
Davy said, "All the NICE Hampsters can come join us in our romp if they want to."
Andy was left in the house alone.
Feeling better after the romp, everyone went back in the house hoping Andy had gone out or gone to bed.
They were disappointed.
"Are you all done behaving like idiots now?" sneered Andy.
"Okay, I've had enough of this!" yelled Mike. "We were just having fun, we're not hurting you or anyone else, why'd you have to act like such a sour grape?! What's your problem, anyways?! Davy says he thinks you have some sort of problem with hi--hey, your face turned all red when I said 'Davy'! Hey, Davy, you were right!"
Davy stepped up. "Look, if your problem is with me I'd like to know what it is instead of you acting nasty with my friends."
Andy murmured, "Okay, I'll tell Davy what my problem is, but just Davy. It doesn't concern anybody else."
"Maybe everyone else should leave," Mike said. "Peter, Micky and I can go home."
Guillermo spoke up. "I need to go to the drugstore anyway, that should give me an excuse to get out of the house for a while."
Benji said, "I can go to the library to give you some privacy."
Laura added, "Why don't we girls take the Hampstermobile, drop Guillermo off at the drugstore and Benji off at the library and then drive back to the Monkees' house and hang out there so you two can talk this out?"
"Works for me," Mike said. "Davy, call us once you're done hashing this out or if you need our help with anything if things get heavy."
"Don't worry about me, Mike, I'll be all right," Davy replied.
Once Peter, Mike and Micky got in the Monkeemobile, Micky leaned out the back, whipped out a pair of binoculars and trained them on a window in the Hampsters' house, watching Davy and Andy. "I can read lips, I wanna know what they're saying."
Peter looked surprised. "What are they saying?"
"I don't have the slightest idea."
"I thought you said you could read lips."
"I can read them when people are swearing on TV."
Mike rolled his eyes. "Come on, you shouldn't be spying on them. Let's go home."
to be continued