I can still remember the first time I saw her. The penguins had introduced us and I knew that when I layed my eyes on her that I loved her. We had been good friends for awhile, and she had even let me stay with her in her habitat so I wouldn't get caught by Officer X. I loved her, and I decided to let her know it. Every weekend, us animals had fireworks to let go because the humans werent coming in. I had borrowed some 'special' ones from Rico and him and the other penguins were going to let it go last. "Hey Max! I love Sundays, don't you?" Marlene asked me. "Yea, I love all of the sparks." I said, anxiety rising. "Yea, I love all of the diffrent colors the best. Oh, wait! There starting." Marlene said as the first firework went up. It was a gorgeus moment as the red sparks lit up the night. The crowd was full of 'ohhhs' and 'ahhhs'. The fireworks all went up, one by one, reflecting in Marlenes eyes. I smiled at her while a purple one went up that really looked beutifull. My paws were getting sweaty as I knew it was just a matter of time untill the penguins let off the 'special' fireworks. After they were all done and the animals thought it was over, a loud rumbling filled the night air. Then my fireworks shined bright green in the night. They said a simple sentance: 'Marlene, will you go out with Mark?' "Wait, who the heck is Mark?" Max thought to himself in disbelief. "Sorry everybody, that was supposed to say Max." Kowalski yelled from atop the clock tower. Marlene looked at me and said "Is this true?" "Yes..." I said nervouslly. Marlene showed her approval with a kiss.
"Oh man, why did I do this?" I asked the penguins in the HQ. I was very nervous. "Well, even though Skipper may not agree, I do." Private said "But what if something goes wrong?" I asked. Kowalski walked over and slapped me hard. "Get ahold of yourself man! This will all go perfectlly." He said shaking me by the shoulders. "Right." I said not wanting another slap. At that time Marlene jumped in through the fish bowl entrance. "Are you ready Max?" She asked. "Yea, now I am." I said climbing up the ladder and exiting, Marlene at my heels. "He won't get away with this..." Skipper said in the lab.
Marlene and Max had went to a fancy restaurant called 'The Place'. "Well, this is beutifull." Marlene said motioning to the chandeliers and water fountains. "Yea, I come here alot." I said as the waiter took us to our table. "Really?" She asked. "Yea, I have connections. My cousin Marcus owns the place." I answered. "Well that's really cool." Marlene said putting down her menu, ready to order. "Hello, I will be your waiter tonight." A German Husky said in a heavy accent. "Are you ready to order?" "Yes, thank you. I would like to oyster stew." Marlene said. "I'll have the tuna." I said. "O.K, I will be right back with your orders." He said leaving to the kitchean. Skipper had snuck in the back, unnoticead by anyone. He had followed Max and Marlene here and had come up with a number of plans to mess with Max. He made his way to the water fountain closest to where they sat. He pulled out some tools and began messing with a few of the nuts and bolts. He looked up when the waiter said "Here you go, enjoy." He had some time to waste so he just sat and obsearved Max and Marlene. Max ate with furocity while Marlene ate with such grace. When Max had finished, Skipper had finished his 'preparations' with the fountain. "That was good." I said. "Yea, it was." Marlene said finishing up. There was a stragne rumbling and the whole restaurant got quiet. "What is tha-" I started but was cut off by an extreame jet of water that shot me to the wall. I was just sitting there, and then all went dark. When I awoke, I was in the waiting area. "What happened?" I asked. "The fountain went haywire." Marlene answered. "I'm so sorry Max." A voice said. I loooked around and saw Marcus. "Oh, it's O.K." I said drying off. "No, it's not. The meal is free." Marcus said. "Really?" I asked. "Really." Was his reply. "Thanks." Marlene said as he got up to leave. "No problam, just come back soon." He said as we left. "We will!" We both said as we walked out.
We went to the movies to see 'Date Night'. "I hear it's good." Marlene said a we bought tickets. "Yea, so have I." I said as we went to find our seats. We decided to sit in the back. After the previews and all of the other crap you must go through before the movie starts, the most boring movie I had ever seen started playing. I saw Marlene was really into the movie so I decided to take a nap. I just leaned my head to the side and closed my eyes. ... "That was so good!" Marlene said as the credit's rolled. "Yea, that was great!" I said trying to look awake. "Do you mind waiting for me while I go use the bathroom?" Marlene asked. "Yea, no problam." I said. "Thanks." She said, kissed me on the cheek, and walked to the bathroom. "Wow." I said stunned. While I had my paw on my cheek, a net caught me. "Having fun?" A voice said. "Skipper?" I asked looking around. "Yea, Marlene is mine and nobody elses." He said picking up the net and dragging me to a closet. "Skipper, let me out." I said as Skipper pulled out a tranquilizer gun. "Nope." He said and shot me. ... "What?" I said waking up and looking around. "OH CRAP! MARLENE!" I said hacking through the net with my claws. I made my way out of the building and looked around. "Oh crap..." I said as I saw Skipper and Marlene making out. "Marlene, I'm sorry Max left you." Skipper said. "I just can't believe he did it..." Marlene said. "Well, I didn't!" I said grabbing the tranquilzer gun. "Max!" Marlene said hugging me. "Well, apparantlly I should have used and extra dose. No matter, I can fix that... Where's it at?" Skipper said looking for the gun. "What? This?" I said pulling it out. "Max, do it." Marlene said with enthusiasm. "Now Max, don't do something you'd regret!" Skipper said holding up his flippers in defiance. "Oh, I won't regret this." I said shooting Skipper. He fell with a thud. "Max, I'm sorry." Marlene said. "It's O.K." I said looking over the gun. It suddenlly went off and we heard a thud. We turned and saw a squirll. "Fred?" Marlene said. "Sorry Fred!" I said as me and Marlene walked away from the snoring penguin and squirll.