'Why do I just lie awake and think of you. I need some sleep, tomorrow I got things to do.'
The comic book store was packed. Well, as packed as it could be with it only containing balding men in their thirties and a few children that were dragged along by their fathers. The crowd hustled as a familiar tune broke out from a radio, and Patrick Stewart made his way out onto the poorly built stage. The store was silent as the elderly man's eyes scanned over the crowd. His lips parted to say something. Pausing, he took his time to think over what he was going to say. A small squeal of excitement could be heard from the back, causing some men to turn around and shake their heads in disgust for interrupting the great man before them. "Hello, gentlemen. I am Patrick Stewart, you may know be from Star Trek. Or The X-Men. It is a pleasure to be here tonight" the crowd burst into applause after the man finished his sentence, every sentence the man spoke, the crowd would react in the same way. Taking in every vowel and apostrophe in the mans terrific sentences.
The meet and greet continued until all questions had been answered and every person in the store had been thoroughly excited. The place vacated rather quickly, except for a small few who stayed behind to view comics. In that group, four men stood around a comic book stand, talking about what they had just witnessed. A grin sat on the face of Dr. Leonard Hoftstader. "That was fun, Patrick seems like a great guy" To his right stood Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Someone who always had an opinion, and never seemed to keep it to himself. "That is preposterous. Patrick Stewart was obviously the highlight of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Starring in a total of one hundred and seventy-six episodes. How could he not be an utter delight in person?" Leonard went to respond but before he could Sheldon butt in. "That was a rhetorical question. The answer is not needed. It is obvious." The three other men sighed at Sheldon and continued to view the comics in front of them.
The two men standing opposite were probably the closest of their group. It was uncanny since they could both be seen as opposites. Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali, a man who could be described as metro sexual, and of course a nerd. He couldn't utter a word in front of women unless he was absolutely hammered, and he stayed single mostly all of the time. Whereas Howard Wolowitz would be described as a straight pervert , even though he was married to a wonderful minx called Bernadette but he was of course also a nerd. Yes. They are both nerds, and they have that in common. But could you expect anything else from men who spend every Wednesday night at a comic book store.
The door let out a soft ding to signal that someone had entered the shop, none of the men turned as they continued their 'interesting' discussion. "I'm just saying that Iron Man has a better chance in a race against Batman" Howard said, his shoulders shrugging as he did. The four men had been arguing for ten minutes on who would win in a race. Iron Man or Batman. Raj and Howard were fighting in Batman's corner, and Sheldon and Leonard, in Iron Man. "Where's the logic in that theory?" A small voice appeared behind the group and they all turned looking slightly shocked at the person who had thought to approach them.
A young looking woman stood in front of the group, a large grin sitting on her face. Her bright orange hair, straightened to perfection, sat just below her shoulders. A large superman shirt hung over her small frame, and she had tucked into a tight pair of jeans that she was wearing. She almost bounced on the spot in her black and white converse. Silence enveloped the group as each one of them took in the girl, and Raj nudged Howard quickly in the ribs to try and end it, causing Howard to glare at him before replying to the girl. "Well Iron Man has an electronically powered suit that can fly and can make him to travel greater distances over short period of time. But all Batman has is a regular suit and a few gadgets, which wouldn't help him at all in a race." The ginger girl nodded in agreement at Howard's explanation. "Seems plausible" the girls response caused Sheldon to scoff. "Of course, if a young woman who has obviously gotten lost and found herself in a comic book store agrees with it then it must be true." His voice was loud, and his facial expressions over the top, before he turned to Leonard slightly and muttered, "Sarcasm" which the short man replied with "Yeah, I got it."
Chuckling the red head bit her bottom lip. "Then again, if neither Batman or Iron Man had their suits, then Batman would have the advantage from the years he spent training physically and intellectually whilst traveling the world. So of course, Batman would then defeat Iron Man." The young woman smiled, happy with her reply. Leaving all four men once again silent, until Sheldon broke the tension. "Batman wins, Iron Man loses. Bazinga punk."
The ginger girl scrunched up her nose in confusion, contemplating something as she focused on Sheldon, cocking her head to the side. "Do I know you?" Sheldon didn't look up from his comic and let out a weary laugh. "I'm quite sure you don't." The bright haired girl stepped closer to the tall man, looking at him closer. "I do, I remember now. Sheldon!" A face of surprise flashed over Sheldon's face as he turned and inspected the girl. "Remember, it's me; Georgia. We lived next door to each other in Galveston in Texas. Remember, we used to plan how we would rule the world once you had finished the death ray." Sheldon's mouth opened slightly, shock apparent on his expressions. "Georgia. What are you doing here?" Georgia chuckled slightly looking down at her feet quickly before focusing her eyes on Sheldon. "Well I moved to California because I heard that the California institute of technology was adding a new section for experimental physicists, and my job application was accepted. I'm here in the comic book store because I was looking for Superman comic number 429. I'm still collecting them" Georgia spoke with a small smirk on her mouth.
The three men swapped glances as Georgia and Sheldon talked about which Superman comics the girl had collected, until Leonard coughed slightly. "So, uh. How do you guys know each other exactly?" Georgia laughed at his comment, a large smile once again setting on her face. "Shelly here lived next door to me for years. I met him when I first moved in when my frisbee flew into his back yard, and he explained the physical equation of the frisbee's density and speed. It was really interesting. After a while we just ended up becoming friends. He's the reason I really got into quantum physics." The young girl seemed giddy, bringing up old memories.
"Oh Sheldon, I forgot to tell you. I finally found issue two nine nine of Batman adventures" The two continued to discuss comics and Georgia and Sheldon ended up slowly moving away from the three men, making their way over to other comics that they could discuss. Leonard, Raj and Howard were left astounded, their jaws almost hitting the floor as they watched Sheldon and Georgia laugh with each other. "Did that really just happen?" Leonard was in disbelief from the events that he had just witnessed. Raj looked at both the men and spoke up for the first time in since he squealed at Patrick Stewart's speech. "I'm telling you dude, all that man does. it's all a plot to get girls. Sheldon really is a genius."