**okay, so this is something that I wrote over retreat, but I was dead tired last night. Off to update some of those 8 stories. Please review**

SpongeBob and Patrick were playing outside with Gary when they saw Squidward outside tanning. They ran up to him and shouted, "Hey Squidward! Wanna play with us?"

Squidward glared at them and yelled, "No! Why would I wanna play with you two barnacle heads when I could spend my day tanning?"

Patrick shrugged and said, "Someone's in a grumpy mood." Squidward gave them a threatening look, so they ran off. "Why is Squidward so grumpy today?"

"Hm, I don't know," SpongeBob admitted. He thought a moment then gasped. "Oh, I got it! He must be on some sort of new pain medication that's making him cross."

"That's a great idea! Let's go and cheer him up!"

SpongeBob ran across Squidward's yard. Squidward rolled his eyes. "What do you want now?" he sighed.

"I'm here to cheer you up!" SpongeBob said brightly. He began to dance like a lunatic as Axel F played from nowhere.

Squidward got annoyed immediately. "SpongeBob, GO AWAY!"

SpongeBob left and stared at Patrick. "There must be some way to cheer him up."

The 2 of them sat in deep thought when Patrick got up. "I KNOW WHAT TO DO!" he yelled. He ran into SpongeBob's pineapple and returned outside shortly with a bowl of salad. He went up to Squidward and said, "I brought you a salad."

"A salad?" Squidward shouted. "I'm trying to relax and you're bringing me a salad?"

"Yeah! Salad is supposed to make you happy!"

"Says who?"

"Says Dr. Steve & Fidgert. Dr. Steve wrote a song about liking salad and how it makes you happy!"

"That's a bunch of bullshit! Now get out of my yard!" Patrick left and Squidward shook his head. "They're never going to leave me alone, are they?" Then he realized that SpongeBob and Patrick were gone. "Oh thank God!"

Squidward relaxed in the silence for maybe 5 minutes when SpongeBob ran outside. He ran past Squidward's house and tripped over a pebble. Without thinking about it, Squidward began to laugh. Patrick went to see if SpongeBob was alright, only to trip over SpongeBob's foot. Squidward laughed even harder. SpongeBob and Patrick high-fived each other. "It worked!" they shouted.

Squidward stopped laughing. "What?" he wanted to know.

"We got you to laugh," Patrick explained.

"You mean to tell me that you did that on PURPOSE?"

"Yep!"

Squidward's face angrily turned red and he began to run towards them. SpongeBob and Patrick ran away laughing. It really was a life full of laughter for them.