October 3, 2011
"But, Dad! I love Levi!"
Jansen had been shocked. Alvin and he had talked about how funny it would be if Levi and Jody or Evelyn and Perry had wound up falling in love... but... this was too early! "You're still too young," Jansen told her. "Maybe once you're done with college."
Jody rolled her eyes.
"I love you more," she said tenderly.
"No, I love you more!"
"I love you more!"
Evelyn laughed and held his hands. "I wish you didn't have to go off to college," she said. "I should've requested to go early and then we could've gone together," she pouted.
"Don't worry. I won't forget you," Perry promised.
Jody heard Mom's car pull up. "Everyone out the back!" she yelled as she and Perry raced to clean up the place. Laughing, they collapsed on the couch together and pretended to be working on their homework.
Chester invited a few colleagues over to chit chat about medical trivia. The new doctor, Waylan, seemed to really know his stuff.
"I'll show you keep it DOOOOOOOWWWWNNNNN!" Jacqueline wailed.
Chester yanked the blanket off his head and jack-knifed into a sitting position. "Oh my God! Are you having the baby?" he yelled.
"You think, DOCTOR!" she panted.
Chester danced around the room. "Okay. Overnight bag. Where's the overnight bag?"
Finally, his medical training kicked in and Chester proceeded to calmly help deliver his new baby boy. "Look, he has red hair, just like my dad!" he said with a tear in his eye. "He looks like a Lawrence, right?"
Jacquline smiled, "I think Lawrence is perfect!"
Brittany sighed as she looked at the phone. She knew it was time to go to college. Part of her didn't want to go. She just wanted to dance! But, it was really important to Chester and Austin that she go to college. She could always drop out if she hated it, right?
Chester hugged Brittany goodbye as she got ready to head for campus. "You'll never regret this, sis," he told her. "Dance will be waiting for you when you get out!"
Time flew by quickly and before he knew it, Lawrence was being potty-trained and learning to talk. He bounced Lawrence in his arms and wished Jacqueline were home. She'd been really busy since she accepted a secret promotion at work. He didn't even know what she was doing. She would just disappear to go to work and then pop up out of the blue.
He had to admit he liked the leather though...
Lisa just laid on the couch and put the pillow over her head. "I feel awful," she moaned.
"Do you think you're pregnant?"
"Oh God, I hope not! I'm too old to have another baby!" Lisa worried.
Natalie leaned forward to feel her head. "You're burning up, Lisa! Go to bed before you get everyone else sick!"
"But I have to go to work..."
"To bed!" Natalie said as she pointed.
"I'll be there soon. I just have to tie up a few loose ends. You sure there's enough room for me to move in?"
"Of course!" Natalie said. "Actually, my brother Mason moves out tonight to go to college, so we can take over his old room."
Natalie held Waylan's hand as they whispered sweet nothings. Skylar watched from across the room while rocking Brooke. "Were we ever that annoying when we first got together?" he asked Lisa.
Lisa rolled her eyes. "God, I hope not!" Then, her breath caught as she saw Waylan drop to one knee. "Oh my God, Skylar! Can you believe it?" she gasped, clutching his shoulder with tears in her eyes. "He's proposing!"
Dana rolled her eyes as all the adults remaining laughed quietly. Sharon was so immature!
Natalie was floored. "I never expected you to move Lisa! This is your house!"
Lisa patted Natalie's hand. "It's okay. It's all of our houses. And I have Skylar and the girls.. we need more space, anyways. This is perfect for you now."
Natalie was torn. She was a little happy that she and Waylan would have more alone time - but she would miss her family!
Natalie tried extremely hard not to giggle, but really - Waylan brought his clipboard home and even put on his stethoscope. "Yes, Doctor..." she cooed seductively. "I was hoping you could help me..."
The headmaster smiled and followed Claire inside.
"Is this the young man you were speaking of?" he announced when he walked in.
Claire beamed at her first born. "Yes, this is Charles." Then, motioning to Charles, she said, "Charles, meet the headmaster. He came to see if you and Wilbur might attend Crumplebottom's Academy."
Claire waved him away and continued her tour.
"Done!" Charles yelled.
"Then it's tickle time!" Wilbur yelled as he rushed in and started tickling his little brother.
Charles giggled. "Hey! Guess what!" he announced after they'd stopped. "Mom got us into private school! Isn't that great?!"
Wilbur tried to act cool. "No big deal," he said, but inside he was excited. He couldn't wait to transfer schools! It'd be so much easier to get into college!
"Sorry Dad," he mumbled.