September 12, 2011
McMillans - Round 7
Justus quickly set Princess down and rolled his eyes. "They're okay," he said smoothly, as though he hadn't just been cooing to the darn dog. Embarrassed, he went to go get ready for work.
Austin had glanced at Chester and rolled his eyes. "Of course I do. I'm not a baby!" he'd snapped. Chester threw the pillow at him and ran off to call one of his friends. Austin was annoyed. He didn't know how Mom had gotten pregnant. I bet Chester doesn't know either, he thought sourly. Chester was like that, always wanting to be smarter, faster, and better than Austin. It was annoying!
"Okay boys, you're old enough now that you need to start helping out more around the house," Mom had said when she walked in.
Chester had laughed the night they'd gotten dressed up to go out. "They're probably going to a BINGO game. How lame is that!"
Stacey smiled. She patted his cheek, "We've had our ups and downs, but I've always loved you."
Justus trapped her hand against his cheek. "Happy anniversary."
Then, Stacey grinned. "If you really want to take a walk down memory lane..."
Stacey laughed. "Everything will be just fine as long as you don't drop me!"