Darias Cheap Makeover
Daria woke up in the middle of the night with the thought that for some reason, she had to
tell Trent she liked him. She walked over to his house. Jane answered the door.
"Jane, let me in. I woke up with the though that I just had to tell Trent I like
him... dont ask
me why," said Daria.
"Cool," said Jane. "Hes in his room, hang on. Ill go, get
When Trent came to the door he looked really anxious to talk to Daria. He pulled her
and said, "Daria, hey. I gotta tell you something, okay?"
"No, wait, I gotta tell you something," said Daria.
"Well... me first. Ive been thinking and I really have to tell you this. I
think Im in love with
you," said Trent, with his head bent down.
"Okay, thats great. Now me. I think Im in love with yo- whatd you
just say?" said Daria.
"Wow, cool. I wanted to tell you that for a pretty long time," said Trent.
Daria kind of half smiled and said, "Well, I guess that worked out pretty good."
Trent bent over to kiss Daria, when the moment was ruined by some loud, annoying
buzzing noise. She realized she had been dreaming and vowed never to eat nachos and
Reeses in the same hour again.
When Daria finally dragged herself out of bed, she managed to get fully clothed without
falling back asleep. Then she staggered out to the kitchen, opened the cupboard, to find
empty. She frowned and looked at the note on the microwave. It read, "Girls, Im
shopping today, and since theres not much to eat, have one of those raspberry cereal
Daria shivered at the thought of eating a cereal bar, and thought, "Fine, I just
When she got to school, Daria realized she hadnt done her home work for 1st hr. She
asked for an extension, but got an E instead. "Fine, Ill just take the E,
Ill make it up later,"
After school, Daria walked over to Janes. Trent answered the door. "Oh. Hey,
Daria, forgetting about her dream the night before answered, "Hey, Trent.
"She had to stay after to make up some English work. But hang around for a while I
tell you something," said Trent.
Daria, now remembering her dream said, "Oh. Well, I kind of have to tell you
"All right, but me first," said Trent. "Im pregnant with your
"Huh?" said Daria, kind of in shock.
Trent thought about what he had just said, and corrected himself. "Wait, that was on
show I was just watching. I have a new girlfriend."
Darias mouth dropped open and she quickly forced it shut. "Trent, I gotta go.
Talk to you
"Hang on, dont you wanna hear about her? Didnt you have something to tell
"Later," Daria managed.
Daria lay on her bed, wondering what was going to happen now. She burst into tears at the
thought of Trent being with anyone but her. "Wait a minute, am I crying? I am
a wuss," she thought. Daria took off her glasses and started wiping them off on her
Just as she was doing this, Quinn burst through her bedroom door holding up two baby
"Daria, which one would look better with my new blue and green plaid skirt. The blue
or the green shirt?"
Daria didnt look up from polishing her glasses off, but said, "I dont
know Quinn. Why are
you asking me? You know Ive never had a date in my life and Ive never even
date until now. Youre the one whos going out with some great guy every single
you look great no matter what you wear, so no matter who the guy is, hes not going
what youre wearing, hes just going to be glad to be on a date with you."
Quinn looked confused for a moment but said, "Okay, thanks... wait. Did you just say
something big and long that means you like a guy but he doesnt like you back?"
Daria looked up at Quinn, wondering how to answer that.
"Oh my God, your eyes are all red and youre wiping off your glasses... Daria,
were you just
crying?" asked Quinn. "Okay, Daria, looks like your time has come for a
going to make you almost pass for cute."
When they got to the mall, Quinn said, "Okay now, Im gonna pick out some
clothes for you
to try on, and you can stand right here. Ill be back in a few minutes, but I
anybody to see you here with me."
"Likewise," Daria mumbled.
In a few minutes, Quinn came back with a butt-load of clothes, threw them at Daria and
pushed her into the dressing room. "Now, when you try on your first outfit, come out
show me and Ill tell you how you look," said Quinn.
Daria tried on her first outfit and came out of the dressing room. She was wearing a black
and white dress that actually looked really good on her.
"Wow Daria, you actually look good!" shrieked Quinn. "Now all you need is a
earrings, a choker, and some makeup. I guess since you dont have contacts,
going to be stuck wearing those ugly glasses."
"Thats all right. Gee Quinn, I wouldnt want to look any better than
you," Daria said
"Are you kidding? Thats not even close to possible for you," said Quinn.
Quinn put Darias hair up in a clip, pulled out a few strings of hair and curled
she got out the makeup, put some tope eye shadow on Daria, and then Quinn pulled out
the eye lash curler.
"Quinn, get that thing away from me, you could do some major damage with that,"
"Daria, just hold still. Ill be really careful. I promise, I wont pull
your eye lashes out," said
"Fine, Ill just live through getting my eye lashes pulled on with some big
When Quinn got done putting Darias lipstick on, she said, "Okay Daria, go over
to that one
guys house and see if he doesnt go for you now."
"Thanks, Quinn," said Daria.
When she got to Trents it took her a while before Daria could ring the doorbell.
Daria, youve really done it this time. You actually let Quinn put gunk on your face.
hed just automatically gonna go out with you now? The man has a girlfriend, for
sake. Well, here goes nothing," she said as she slowly lifted her finger and forced
it to push
in the doorbell. Jane opened the door.
"Hey Daria," said Jane. "Oh wait. Im sorry, youre not Daria. I
thought you were my good
friend who never wears makeup and never gets dressed up."
"Jane, dont even ask. Is Trent here?" asked Daria.
"Uh... no. He went out with his new girlfriend," answered Jane.
"Oh," said Daria, sounding even more depressed than usual. "Okay than,
Ill come back
"Daria, wait. I cant lie to you. Trent is upstairs, hiding in his room. He told
me to tell you he
was out with his new girlfriend, if you came by.
Trent walked down the stairs. "Hey, Daria. Sorry I lied and said I had a new
girlfriend, but... I
just thought that maybe if you thought I had a girlfriend... I dont know," he
Jane finished for him. "Daria, what hes trying to say is that he told you he
had a girlfriend
because he thought it might make you jealous and you might want to go out with him
Daria looked kind of confused. "Are you saying you dont have a girlfriend,
"Well... I guess I just kind of- I um...," stumbled Trent.
"Yes Daria, what hes saying is that he lo-" said Jane.
Trent interrupted "I have a major crush on you Daria... what Im trying to say
"I love you," Trent and Daria said in unison.
"Cool," said Trent. "So, whats with the weird dress and hair and
"Oh, um... Quinn happened... she was kind of trying to help me get you to like
"Okay... well, if you put your normal clothes on, and Im able to be seen in
public with you,
Jane and me will take you to see Men In Black," said Trent.
"All right. Um... you wont hear me say this too often, but can Quinn come? She
to help me out with the clothes and everything," said Daria.
Trent answered, "Sure. Remember, if anyone asks, shes your makeup artist."