Writer: Frank Doyle
Pencils: Dan DeCarlo
Inking: James DeCarlo
Original Publication: Archie Giant Series Magazine, No. 588
Cover Date: October, 1988
Length: 5 pages
Veronica comes over to Betty’s, discovers her playing catch with a little boy, and playfully accuses her of pedophilia. Betty explains she’s keeping on eye on Georgie, because his brother Dave is a friend of hers and got called away suddenly.
Veronica guesses Dace stuck her with “the brat” and accuses Betty of getting more gullible every day, which Betty disputes. Betty says she believes in doing favors for others. Veronica doesn’t buy it and walks off, saying Betty has lots of friends, all willing to take advantage of her. Betty says that isn’t true.
Veronica passes a hot guy, sees him talking with Betty, and assumes it’s Dave. She schemes to steal him from Betty. As the guy plays catch with Georgie, Veronica returns and apologizes to Betty, even going so far as to cry. Betty accepts her apology, but Veronica isn’t satisfied with that. She insists on taking over the baby-sitting. Betty finally relents. The guy leaves, and Veronica anticipates his eventual return. When he invites Betty along with him, Veronica is surprised to learn his name is Hank.
Georgie explains Dave got an emergency call from his bird-watching group. Dave returns, and he’s a total nerd. The story ends with Veronica making a self-depreciating joke.
This story relies way too much on Veronica jumping to conclusions. Not much else to say.
Tune in next Wednesday!