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Meggie Evans is a character created by Megan. She appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Secret Admirer".


Meggie was a plain average person. She lacked self-esteem and doubted her appearance. She was shy and she didn't have many friends. One day during lunch time, that all changed. She found a letter in her backpack, addressed to her. She opened it up and it said: "Do you feel the same way about me that I feel about you? Meet me in the wood shop right away". She smiled and felt excited. So she immediately headed to the school wood shop.

Near the entrance were a few members of a sports team. She thought it may have been from Nick. Since he smiled to her and seemed so polite. So she told him that she got his note. Nick's two idiotic friends Moose and Bucky joked about it. Bucky took the note it and teased her about for having feelings for his friend. This made her feel humiliated. Then Nick gave her the note back, and said that it wasn't from him. Then Nick's friends left while teasing them about it.

That evening she laid down on her bed feeling awful. Her mom asked her was was wrong and offered her support. She told her mom that she felt sad, because she thought she was ugly and that boys don't like her. Her mom told her she was beautiful. But she didn't believe her. So she asked to be left alone for a while. Later on during homework time, her dad came in hearing about her bad day. So he wanted to know if she wanted to talk about it, she said no thanks. Then her dad invited her to go for ice cream with them. She said no because she had too much homework.

Later that evening, a powerful windstorm happened. As the wind was howling, she could hear someone calling her name. This creeped her out. But she followed the voice to see where it was coming from. Suddenly the lights started flickering and they went out. Suddenly the front door blew open scaring her even more. She closed it, hearing a knock. She asked repeatedly who it was, but no one answered. Finally she opened the door and found another letter. The letter had the same message as before. She locked the door securely, and nervously headed upstairs. Over in the bathroom, she found a message on the mirror written in lipstick. The message was a huge heart, with a message saying: "Do you??". Then she could hear a hissing sound, and saw a shadowy figure in the shower.

She ran downstairs terrified. Then she opened the door to run away to find help. Then she bumped into someone and screamed. It was just Nick who stopped by to see her. She was relieved and happy to see him. So she told him that someone was in her house. So she lead Nick to the bathroom. Here he found out that it was just a pair of wet Long Johns drying. Nick explained that the door blew open because the window was open, and there was a strong wind. Also he told her not to be embarrassed, for seeing a message on the mirror. Since it is easy to freak out in the dark and mistake what you are seeing.

Finally she asked him why he came over tonight. He said it was because he wanted to apologize for how his friends acted at school. She said it was all right. But Nick being more conscientious says that it wasn't all right. And that they can be real jerks at times. Nick then confirmed that he was not the one sending her the letters. However, it did mean that she now had a secret admirer. She was now a little excited when realizing this. Then she thanked Nick for all of his help. Then Nick smiled, said goodnight and left. 

Having calmed down, she started to laugh and joke about the whole ordeal. Then after she washed her face, she could hear someone growling. In the reflection of the mirror was a frightening man with a half burned face. She got scared out her skin and screamed. This happened just as her parents came in. They could hear her screaming and ran upstairs to help her. She turned around, but the man was no longer there. Then she ran into her parents arms crying. She explained to them what had happened. So her dad checked it out, but he didn't find anybody there.

The next day at school, Nick immediately informed her that he just received a letter. Her so called "secret admirer", threatened Nick to stay away from her, or he would hurt him. She now got so scared that she begun freaking out. Since she now realized that her secret admirer might be somebody dangerous. Nick got her to calm down. He told her that the admirer was just a coward, who could not personally face them. Nick also told her that he knew her now. So it would take more than a threatening note to keep him away from her. Feeling happier after hearing this, she smiled. She also realized that he was sincere. So she kissed him on the cheek and they both smiled.

Then Moose and Bucky stopped by and joked around. They said that he won the bet. And they never thought he could get her to kiss him. Hearing this, she now thought that Nick had been playing her. Just to get a kiss and win a bet. Nick claimed that he wasn't playing her, and they were just goofing around. She didn't believe him. Then she left in a huff feeling mad and offended, Nick ran after her. Soon Nick knocked at her front door and tried to convince her that he wasn't involved with his friends bet, of trying to get girls to kiss them.

Still upset, she didn't believe him. So she asked him to leave. Then Nick told her that another note had come for her. So she opened the door to get it. This note told her: "Meet me in the wood shop tonight. I'll be waiting". Nick was fed up, so he decided to go in place for her and ask the guy to leave her alone. She told him that she just wanted him to leave her alone. Nick then told her that he really did like her. So he wanted to prove it by standing up for her. Then her dad asked her if he was bugging her. All she said, was that he was just leaving. As Nick prepared to leave, he said that he was going to meet the guy. Then tell him to leave her alone. Then prove to her that he is telling the truth. Hearing this, she gets worried and asks him not to. But, it is too late now and he already left.

As she and her parents prepared dinner, her dad pointed out her backpack. He informed her that it used to be her mom's backpack. Also that her mom looked just like her when she was her age. In fact, her mom used to also go by the same nickname. She was shocked and now she realized that the note she got wasn't for her. Instead it was actually for her mom. She showed her parents the note and they ware both shocked and frightened to see it. Her mom claimed that it must have been stuck in the lining; for all of these years. Her mom got really upset and didn't want to talk about. Her dad did to and said that she wouldn't understand, and didn't want to talk about either. But she insisted on knowing.

So her dad explained it to her: When they were in high school, there was a teenager named Teddy Mars. Teddy Mars was a delinquent, a tough intimidating bully, a petty thief a vandal and pretty much anything else rotten. He developed a crush on her mom and he began writing her notes. Her mom didn't like Teddy but she didn't tell him and he couldn't take a hint.

Then one night Teddy asked her to meet him in the school woodshop. Her dad went instead, Teddy was in the finishing room. Here he was making a carved wooden heart, spraying it with lacquer for her mom. Her dad told Teddy that she wasn't interested in him. Teddy replied saying that he didn't believe him. Instead he wanted to hear it from her. Then they began to argue and Teddy began to aggressively push him. Her dad didn't want to fight him because he was a violent guy.

Then finally to defend himself her dad pushed him back. Teddy tripped and hit his head on the drying lamp. Since lacquer is flammable, the woodshop caught fire. Then with a spark it exploded. Teddy died in the explosion, while her dad just injured his arm. 

She now realized that Teddy has thought that she was her mom. Now the past was happening all over again. Suddenly she remembered that Nick went to the woodshop. So she ran off in a panic to save him. She made it to the woodshop, and smashed the window to get in and and ran inside. She called out to Nick, and found him choking on the room filled full of lacquer fumes. She could see that Teddy was about to assault him with a crowbar. But the moment he saw her he stopped. Since he was so happy to see her. Just as she was about to help Nick leave, he told her to wait. He wanted her to give him his long awaited answer. So Teddy asked her to answer him truthfully. So he asked her if she felt the same way about him, as he felt about her. Posing as her mother, she told him straight forward that she didn't feel the same way about him at all. Getting his long awaited answer, he was infuriated. So in a fit of rage he smashed the light. Then the room engulfed in a huge explosion. She was okay but Nick slightly injured his arm.

She explained that he was just a sad person who finally learned the truth and couldn't take it. She also explained that the truth is something you have to listen to, even if you don't like what you hear. She then asked Nick if he had been truthful to her all this time. Nick assured her that he had been. Then she smiled saying that now his only problem was that his friends are jerks, but she can deal with it. Then she and Nick happily walked off arm in arm.

It is unknown if she would ever tell her parents about what had happened.


  • Asia Vieira and Daniel DeSanto, co-starred in many episodes of the children's show The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon. As Dudley's human friends, Matt and Sally.

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