September 22, 2011
McMillans - Round 10
Brittany shrugged. "I'm okay..."
"I should've come back from school. Are you mad?"
Brittany shrugged again, "Whatever."
Chester tried to look into Brittany's eyes to see how she was feeling, but she just looked bored. "Well, I kind of have a surprise. I brought my girlfriend, Jaqueline home. Wanna come help me get her stuff."
"She's really not saying right now. She seems fine," Chester said.
Jacqueline scoffed. "She is not fine. You never told me you left your little sister back here alone so you could go to school! She had to deal with all the funeral arrangements and then live in this empty house by herself!"
Chester frowned. "I couldn't very well become a doctor if I didn't go to school! If anyone should've come back, it should've been Austin!"
Jacqueline delicately shrugged and continued eating. "Whatever."
Chester did a double take. Where did women learn to do that? he thought, completely exasperated.
"You guys, I promise you! I'm fine!" she said when Jacqueline asked her again.
Austin laughed. "Wow! You got more than one word out of her! I think we're making her mad!"
Brittany crossed her arms. "It's not funny."
Jacqueline patted her hand and glared at Austin. "No one thinks it's funny. You're fine."
Austin held his hands up and attempted to make peace. "She's right. I'm sorry!"
Brittany just half-heartedly ate her macaroni and wished Chester had never moved back in.
Brittany liked Jacqueline well enough. It just drove her nuts sometimes watching her big brother act like a dope around her.
Austin shrugged and made his chess move. "She seems to be okay," he replied. "Why?"
It was Chester's turn to shrug. "Jacqueline keeps worrying about."
Austin nodded sagely. "Women!"
Wilbur glanced around. "I think we're safe," he whispered back.
"Good!" Brittany sighed and then kissed him.
Wilbur glanced around nervously. "Did you hear that Brit?"
Brittany looked around. "No? What is it?" she whispered.
Wilbur shook his head. "I... I don't know.. Look... I'm going to go... I'll see you later!"
Brittany could only stare as Wilbur high-tailed it out the front door. "What in the world?" she wondered aloud.
"I'm sure," Chester assured her.
"I was just worried, that's all. I didn't mean to nag!"
Chester smiled. "That's one of the reasons I love you so much." Then, he paused for a minute. "Let's get married!"
"What?" Jacqueline asked, startled.
"Let's do it! Let's get married! What are we waiting for?"
"I.. I don't know.. Maybe we should talk about this a little!" Jacqueline said.