High School Erik claims not to be a cliche, but how does he explain that time he tried to win Charles back by blasting a boombox over his head straight out of an 80s movie?
HERE IS THE THING, PROF, Erik has DISCERNING TASTE, and he is able to calculate the difference between a cliche and a CLASSIC, because, like Taylor Swift, Erik knows some things never go out of Style.
ERIK LEHNSHERR’S LIST OF THINGS THAT DO NOT GO OUT OF STYLE
- Mood lighting and a good power stance
- Handwritten letters
- A perfectly timed entrance/exit
- Cold-served revenge
- Dramatic Gestures Featuring Emotional Music
SO Charles is angry and upset with him and refuses to speak with him again, ever ever ever, and spurns all his attempts at reconciliation, from the texts to the calls to the emails to the specially ordered conversation hearts and Erik is Left With No Choice. He is pushed into Extreme Measures, and really, Charles is to blame for it because he responded to Erik’s singing voicemail apology with a short “you were flat on two verses” text and Erik knows that this is DIRE.
SO at first he is going to set Charles’s lawn on fire with an I ♥ U message, but he gets stifled in THAT because when he asks Alex for supplies, Alex asks Why and when he explains, Alex tattles to Darwin who tattles to Hank who tattles to Raven who goes up to him and lightly slaps his face and says, “Pull yourself together, man.”
SO IT IS THUS that he is sending little bits of metal up to Charles’s bedroom window while holding a black painted microwave oven box above his head with his iPhone taped to the center (he looked EVERYWHERE for a boombox but when he saw the cost for one for only one use he thought OH HELLLLLL NO).
And at last, whether it be the the metal raining down upon his window like Erik’s tears upon his pillow at night, or the strains of Lucky by Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat, Charles comes to the window and looks down at Erik and melts BECAUSE HE IS A SAP FOR THIS BOY, and goes down to him and All Is Forgiven.