Lincoln: "So?! You almost bit my head off when you thought I was cheating on Ronnie Anne! What would Bobby say if he saw you like this?!"
Boys and Girls is a fanfiction of The Loud House with the same author as Irrational Fear and Mall Rats (TLH).
It addresses one question many Loud House fans have had since the episode "Study Muffin": why was Lori one of the sisters who were swooning over Lincoln's tutor Hugh in this episode, when she already has a boyfriend?
Well, Lincoln wants to find this out too, so he claims he is going out to dinner with Hugh in order to strike up a conversation with Lori.
Lori reveals that she thinks girls are more reliable than boys and can therefore swoon over other people they find hot without their partners thinking they're cheating, but boys are more unreliable and so if they swoon over other people they find hot, they'll be assumed to be cheating.
Lincoln tells Lori that boys can be just as reliable as girls.
Boys and Girls provides examples of:
- Affectionate Nickname: When Lori is crying, she says, "Bobby... boo-boo... bear".
- All Men Are Perverts: Lori initially believes that teenage boys can't be trusted to find other girls hot without cheating on their girlfriends.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Lori cringes at the idea of Rita (her and Lincoln's mother) chaperoning her or Lincoln on a date.
- Batman Gambit: Lincoln's plan of pretending he's going out with Hugh works because he knows that Lori is nosy and would ask where he was going.
- Big "NO!": Upon hearing that she can't come with Lincoln to dinner, Lori screams, "NOOOOOOOOO!".
- Big "WHAT?!": Lori says, "You WHAT?" upon hearing that Lincoln is not really dating Ronnie Anne.
- Bigotry Exception: Lori initially believes that, while Bobby can be trusted, most boys can't.
- Call-Back: This fanfiction serves as a sort of sequel to "Study Muffin".
- Chewing the Scenery:
- When Lori thinks Lincoln is cheating on Ronnie Anne, she grabs him by the shoulders and holds him against the wall.
- When Lori hears that Lincoln is apparently going out with Hugh, she lies on the floor and begs loudly to come too. She then rants poetically for a good thirty seconds about Hugh's charm.
- Death Glare: Lincoln stares daggers at Lori when calling out her double standard.
- Double Standard: The fic reveals that Lori believes girls can swoon over boys without being suspected of cheating, but not vice versa.
- French Cuisine Is Haughty: Lincoln pretends that he's going to a French restaurant with a fancy dress code and a fountain out the front.
- Full-Name Ultimatum: When Lori thinks Lincoln is cheating on Ronnie Anne, she addresses him as "Lincoln Lionel Loud".
- Gone Horribly Right: When Lincoln shows Lori the photo of her and Bobby to try and get her to drop her double standard, it makes her cry. Lincoln didn't want to make Lori cry, so he describes it as "having worked too well".
- Inelegant Blubbering: Lori cries loudly and "like an infant" when she realises what she's done is wrong.
- Hypocrite: Lori is angry at the thought of Lincoln cheating on Ronnie Anne, but makes it clear she still has feelings for Hugh despite dating Bobby.
- Malaproper: Lincoln mistakenly calls a double standard "double Sunday".
- Mistaken for Cheating: When Lincoln reveals that he's not dressed up to date Ronnie Anne, she believes he's cheating on her.
- Mistakes Are Not the End of the World: Lori emotionally breaks down over her hypocrisy. Lincoln tells her she is not heartless and as long as she doesn't make the same mistake of flirting with Hugh again she is still a good girlfriend.
- Moral Myopia: Lori is angry when she thinks Bobby may cheat on her, but she still has feelings for Hugh.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Lori feels guilty for being unfaithful to Bobby and Lincoln feels bad for tricking her and driving her to tears.
- Pinky Swear: Lori does one with Lincoln to promise to never flirt with Hugh again.
- Shout-Out: One to Zootopia. Lori says "It's my word against yours." Lincoln responds with "Ooh, actually it's your word against yours." when he holds up her phone revealing he recorded her complimenting Hugh.
- Tears of Remorse: Lori tears up when she realizes how hypocritical she was about swooning over Hugh when she was in a relationship is Bobby.
- Women Are Wiser: Lori believes that girls are less likely to be adulterers than boys.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Lori feels insecure about not being as beautiful as Bobby is handsome. But Lincoln says whenever he hangs out with Bobby he goes on about how pretty she is and how he is lucky to have her as his girlfriend.