...eah," Monique replied. "I mean, when I think about the first time I actually did a mission with Kim…You know, Ron's always been like a brother to me. And I always thought it was great that Kim let him tag along everywhere whenever she did her mission thing…"
"…But until that time in Milan, when Kim and I took on the Fashionistas…I didn't know he was tougher than me," Monique added, looking into Zita's eyes with a gaze to prove that she was serious. "After the Fashionistas thing, I felt like I needed a week just to come back from that. And these weren't even the REALLY bad guys. Ron does this with Kim EVERY-SINGLE-DAY…and the guys THEY go up against…man…I just don't know how he does it."
"Wow," was all Zita could find herself saying.
"You know…during that whole Milan thing…I think I maybe only had one…good…moment that day," Monique went on. "And…the rest of it…was just trying to stay in one piece."
"Mmm…one good moment sounds pretty good to me," Zita remarked.
"That's what I'm saying," Monique replied, her voice sounding more excited. "One good moment…is GREAT. It's like a three-point shot from full court. I guess that's what really got to me when I got another chance. The next time, it had something to do with one of her enemies…Doctor…D'uh, something, and this pirate thing. And all I remember thinking was…I just wanted to be OUT there. And I didn't care what ended up ha...