September 14, 2011
McMillans - Round 8
"Happy birthday, Brittany!" Stacy said. "Are you ready for your surprise?"
"What is it?" Brittany happily clapped.
Stacy smiled down at her daughter. "I redid your room while you were playing today and you get to wear make-up!"
Austin and Chester peeked in the room. "Looks pretty girly," Chester noted.
"No one asked you," Brittany said as she stuck her tongue out.
Now that Brittany was ready for school, Stacey thought it would be best if she was in a private school. She wanted the best for her little girl. The headmaster arrived at 5 on the dot and Stacey began her tour of their house as she talked up why they were perfect for the Academy.
The headmaster had been very impressed, especially after talking to Chester and Austin. "I see here that you applied for your daughter, Brittany. Are you aware that we also offer an excellent program for high school students, as well."
"Oh, well... I guess I wasn't... " she stammered.
"I spoke with Chester and he said he was quite interested in becoming a doctor."
Stacey had been stunned. "He never told me!" The headmaster had looked at her like she was a bad mother for not knowing what her son wanted to do. "Well, you know boys, always changing their minds..."
The headmaster had looked at her quizzically. "Yes, well. At any rate, I'd like to accept all of your children at the Academy, if you're agreeable."
Stacy gushed. "Yes, yes, of course! That's lovely. Will you stay for dinner?"
The headmaster waved her off. "No, no. No need at all. I've seen everything I came for. Have a wonderful evening, Ms. McMillan."
"Oh no. I'm sorry, I just can't..." Natalie said awkwardly
He hung around outside and heard Austin trying to convince Natalie to go steady again.
"But, Natalie, I'm sure your sister will understand that we're in love..." Austin argued passionately.
Natalie just shook her head. "I'm real sorry, Austin. But... look... I have to go now..." Natalie ran down the sidewalk to her house.
Chester threw his arm around Austin and said, "Just give it time. You can't rush it!"
Austin shrugged Chester's arm off of him. "What do you know about it?" he said angrily.
"I've watched the masters," Chester said, nodding towards his parents.