One day an old lady came by and looked the three of them over. After a great deal of checking out all the other plants, she finally decided to take Willy, Biff, and Happy.
"Whooee!" yelped Willie. "We've got a new home!"
"Yeah, and we'll all be together forever," answered Biff. "I want the window seat!"
Happy budged him saying, "Nope! I get it this time. You got to be by the window when we came here in the truck."
The three of them kept spiking at each other all the way along the grocery store conveyer belt. The clerk put them in the same bag and all the way home in the ugly old lady's car, Willy got the top spot. Biff and Happy weren't very happy with the situation.
"Ouch! Ouch!" they kept yelling.
The old lady put each of them in their very own special pot and placed them together on a table where they could see the TV.
"Cool," said Willy. "I love watching TV."
Every week, the old lady came and gave them all a nice long drink of cool water. And when she did, Willy, Biff, and Happy stood up tall and proud.
But after a few months, the old lady seemed to forget about the three friends.
"I'm thirsty," said Biff.
"So am I," said Happy.
"Me, too," said Willy.
One day Biff fainted. He just lay down all wilty.
The next day Happy fainted. He lay down all wilty, too.
The day after that, Willy just couldn't take it anymore and he started to feel rather droopy.
But suddenly, the old lady remembered about them and came to give them a big long drink of that lovely cool water.
"Glug, glug, glug," went Willy, Biff, and Happy.
But Biff and Happy couldn't take all that water. It was just too much.
"We're drowning!" they cried out.
And down they went. First Biff. Then Happy.
The next morning found Willy all alone. His best friends were gone. They lay there all wilty and wet. And when the old lady noticed after a few days, she took them away leaving Willy to stand up tall and proud as the last surviving friend.
Willy had seen a play on TV. His favourite one was "Death of a Salesman" and it was the story of a man who just couldn't take life anymore. Too much had happened that made him sad. Willy felt like that, too, missing his friends so much.
Even though the old lady gave Willy some water every once in a while, Willy just started to get sadder and sadder.
He started to wilt. First, he felt his tippy top tip curl under a bit. Then, he started to feel weaker in the middle. Willy slowly started to bend. Finally, Willy just couldn't hold himself up anymore, so he let himself fall all the way down onto his dry dirt bed.
"Biff! Happy! I miss you!" he rasped.
And so it came to pass that Willy joined his best friends Biff and Happy in that great big desert in the sky.