Friday, June 24, 2011
Generation One - Chapter Eight: Homecoming
No Aria! Don't eat your baby! There's plenty of cereal and ice cream in the kitchen!
Oh, I guess she was just teaching Blake how to walk. But can you blame me for assuming?
With that crisis averted the twins were ready to grow in to children! Unfortunately for them Aria and Adam seemed to have forgotten, as there were no balloons or cake in sight.
Well, even with negligent parents time marches on. Bryce was first to ride the sparkle rocket in to childhood.
His difficult upbringing made him neurotic, but he still turned out rather cute. Aside from the usual wonky eyes that is. I've heard if those last more than four hours he should consult his doctor.
Bryce wasn't the only one to grow up though, and not just because he's a twin. His childhood doll, Bray, also grew up!
Bryce was quite pleased with this development. Aria was meanwhile being possessed by the devil again. Must be a side effect of allowing sentient dolls to live in your home.
Poor Blake. He got his turn to grow up but his brother was too busy chatting with an imaginary friend, and his mother would rather answer the phone than pay attention to the birthday boy.
And then Aria turns the neglect up a notch when she actually walks out in the middle of Blake's birthday. I guess we know who the least favorite is. At least he was a cute toddler, surely he would grow in to a fine young...
Dear god! What is that!?
Blake wasn't concerned about his looks though. He wanted to know why Bryce's doll grew up but his didn't.
And it's a good thing he wasn't concerned about his looks, because that is the ugliest I'm-angry-and-about-to-cry face I've ever seen. If he were just a bit patient, or maybe just turned around, he would see he had nothing to be upset about.
Surprisingly his new coward trait didn't seem to prevent him from approaching magical creatures, and he hit it off right away with his imaginary friend Belinda.
You may be asking, where were the boys parents during such an important life event?
Well their father decided to park his butt in front of the TV. I might be more understanding if he was, say, fixing that sink spewing water all over the kitchen.
And their mother was sound asleep in the next room.
They weren't the worst parents ever though. They did think to buy the boys new beds. Well, Bryce got a new bed, Blake got a new blanket for Beatrice's old bed.
Now that the twins were in school the daycare was almost too easy. It had become a one person job, and Adam was more than happy to take on the task.
This gave Aria an idea. She took a taxi in to town..
And nervously entered the theater to see if she could get her old job back. Sure, she'd probably never be a rock star, but that was no reason she couldn't have a rewarding career doing what she loved.
With a calming deep breath she walked in to face the music.
They were happy to see her but couldn't take her back as a stage hand, there was an opening as a roadie though.
Aria celebrated her new job (or slight demotion if you're pessimistic) with a little guitar outside the theater. She was surprised when a small crowd gathered, and even more surprised when they started throwing tips in her case. She may not be a rock star, but this wasn't half bad.
Meanwhile, across town, Beatrice was home from boarding school and wearing quite the getup. That girl was lucky her mom wasn't home.
Or maybe not so lucky because her father was home, and he was not happy.
Beatrice: Geez dad, we had a pool party before break it's not like I dress this way all the time.
She changed to appease her dad, but he seemed to have moved on already. I'm beginning to think you could murder someone in front of this family and be fine as long as you threw some cake their way.
Beatrice wasn't going to just let that slide though. How unfair was it that the first thing her dad did when she walked in the door was yell at her? Even if she was wearing nothing but her bra, short shorts, and hooker boots...
She set to work rigging the dials so that her father would get blasted with scorching water when he took his next shower. What a hilarious prank that couldn't possibly end up hurting someone!
Unfortunately for Bea (and fortunately for Adam) she wasn't gifted with her mother's theify stealthiness, and was caught in the act.
Adam was furious that she would do something so stupid, wasn't she supposed to get smarter at that pricey private school?
Not everything between Adam and Beatrice was drama though, they were completely capable of enjoying a good horror movie together.
And things were still going well with the twins. Better enjoy the boys while they're children Adam, because teens are sure a handful.