The Thoughts of a Student Who Lost All the Mice for the Senior Prank

  1. Turn off your headlights, Bryan, and park over by the gym. Nick and Tony are already here.
  2. Don't be the guy to get us caught. The security guard is all the way over near the science lab.
  3. We're going to be Harding High School legends if we pull this off.
  4. Is Tony wearing eye black?
  5. Yeah, Tony is totally wearing eye black.
  6. Too much, Tony, too much.
  7. "Shhhhhh.... hey guys. Yeah, of course I brought the mice. You guys brought the tubes?"
  8. Don't ask if they brought the tubes, Bryan. They clearly brought the tubes. They are standing right next to them.
  9. Yeah, but it felt important to check in, like in the movies.
  10. Just get the mice, Bryan.
  11. I can never find the button to open up the trunk.
  12. I always just, like, grasp around for a while until it opens.
  13. There you go.
  14. Carefully grab the box.
  15. ...
  16. This box is too light.
  17. There are no mice in this box.
  18. Oh, they have chewed through the box.
  19. I have lost the mice.
  20. I have lost 204 mice.
  21. "Um, guys..."
  22. Like, where do I even begin?
  23. "Guys, I, uh, I misplaced all the mice."
  24. Lots of whisper screaming.
  25. "Shhhhhhh! Shhhhhhhh! Um, yeah, they are just gone. They escaped."
  26. We went to so many pet stores.
  27. We had to show pictures of a pet boa constrictor we don't own so we could get 50 from one place.
  28. "No, I didn't double-box it, Nick. I didn't realize mice were groceries."
  29. I really should have double-boxed the mice.
  30. Oh man, this one is totally on me.
  31. "Yes, Tony. I'm sure they were in the box when I left my house. I know what a box of live mice feels like."
  32. I mean, where could they have-
  33. Oh god.
  34. The mice are in my car.
  35. Two hundred and four mice are definitely loose in my car.
  36. Right? Like, they have to be.
  37. Unless they are at home.
  38. I... I don't know which I want to be true.
  39. "Just, grab a box and let's look for them. YES, NICK I KNOW YOU GOT SENT TO PRINCIPAL WEXLER'S OFFICE TODAY JUST SO YOU COULD UNLOCK HIS WINDOW WHILE TONY CAUSED A DISTRACTION."
  40. Oh man. Oh man.
  41. "WE ALL MADE SACRIFICES FOR THIS PRANK. NOW GRAB MY LACROSSE BAG AND FILL IT WITH MICE."
  42. Oh man. I'm not sure this is something I come back from.
  43. Just empty out your backpack, open the rear left door, Bryan, and be prepared for mice.
  44. None.
  45. Where could they be?
  46. Did they fully escape?
  47. Have I been driving around town, littering mice?
  48. I'm suddenly realizing how inhumane even the successful version of this prank is.
  49. We should not have gotten live animals involved.
  50. No matter how amazing it would have been to release them from the ceiling during Principal Wexler's morning announcements.
  51. "Here, micey mice."
  52. Are you positive the box had mice when you took it out of your bedroom, Bryan?
  53. Because you have to sleep there.
  54. Yes, yes. I remember because I opened the box in the trunk to try to see if the mice were having a good time.
  55. They weren't.
  56. We are monsters. Pranks are terrible.
  57. I just wanted to be remembered.
  58. Everyone is like, "oh Bryan Keller is a cool, funny guy. He was Homecoming King. He's going to have a killer Senior Prank."
  59. Senior pranks are a lot of pressure, ok?
  60. Last year they put a car on the roof.
  61. I mean, how? You know?
  62. Now instead of "Bryan Keller: hilarious dude," it'll be "Bryan Keller: still finding dead mice in his car."
  63. This will totally affect how people sign my yearbook.
  64. TONY HEARS SQUEAKS!
  65. "Ok, guys, I'm going to flip up the seat. I think there's a bunch under there, so be ready to capture them as best we can."
  66. We only need, like, fifty mice to salvage this thing.
  67. Ok, do this thing, Bryan. Regain your legacy.
  68. God, I never know how to lift these seats.
  69. It's, like, you pull this thing at the top at the same time you pull the lever at the bottom.
  70. Got it-
  71. OH GOD, SO MANY MICE.
  72. "CATCH THEM, DON'T LET THEM SCATTER. ALSO, SHHHHHHH."
  73. DON'T STEP ON THEM.
  74. OH GOD, THEY ARE CRAWLING ALL OVER THE BACKPACK.
  75. STAY IN, MICE.
  76. OH MAN, ZIP UP. ZIP UP.
  77. AHHHHH, THEY DON'T WANT TO BE ZIPPED IN.
  78. "HURRY, FLIP OPEN THE OTHER SEAT BEFORE THEY GET WISE."
  79. I HAVE NOTHING TO CATCH MICE IN.
  80. USE YOUR SHIRT, BRYAN.
  81. "I GOT SOME. I GOT SOME."
  82. OH MY SHIRT, I AM CUPPING THEM IN MY SHIRT.
  83. DUMP THEM INTO THE BOX, BRYAN, AND PLUG IT.
  84. OH GOD, OH GOD, THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. MICE HAVE TOUCHED ME EVERYWHERE.
  85. "AHHHHHHH! OH GOD! OH GOD! Oh boy. It's over."
  86. Well, all of that has attracted the security guard.
  87. "LIFT ME, GUYS, AND HAND ME ALL THE BAGS OF MICE."
  88. They want to go. The guard's flashlight is approaching fast.
  89. "THIS CAN'T HAVE BEEN FOR NOTHING. MICE ME."
  90. Oh god. Climb in. Climb in Principal Wexler's window.
  91. In. Now grab the backpack of mice from them.
  92. "Run, boys. I've got this. Goodbye."
  93. Oh, they didn't even hesitate. They just ran.
  94. Well, no way out of this. The guard is outside the window with your car and several bags of mice, Bryan.
  95. So I guess I just release this backpack and call it a prank?
  96. Not much of a prank.
  97. But it's still something.
  98. And, maybe... maybe seniors need a Senior Prank. If only... if only to make us feel remembered... and to give us some closure.
  99. I probably won't walk at graduation, huh.