Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Generation One - Chapter Nine: Blue & Yellow
Hey Beatrice, what are you doing there with that glowing wrench?
It turns out she was just fixing the shower as part of her punishment.
Except...what's that glowing red sphere in the shower head? Beatrice was looking a little too pleased with her handiwork, don't you think?
She proceeded to call her dad in to take a shower... Yeah like that's going to work. He just caught her messing with the shower last night, he wouldn't be so dumb as to trust her now would he?
Adam: Well get out then so I can take my shower.
I guess he would.
Beatrice was thrilled by her trickery, so much so that she had to stop for an evil cackle before leaving the bathroom. Master of stealthiness she is not.
Adam striped down for his shower, which involved styling his hair in a ridiculous fashion apparently. He may have tried to shoo Aria out of the room, but she was too engrossed in admiring her reflection to acknowledge other people at the time.
At first everything seemed to be fine. The shower was no longer leaking, and the water was nice and warm. All signs said that Beatrice had done a great job fixing it up.
But Beatrice wouldn't try and do scalding water twice in a row, no, this girl was a genius. So instead she dyed his hair bright blue.
It took a minute but in true Winters fashion Adam made a remarkable freak out face when he discovered what had happened.
After about twenty washes Adam got the color to fade, but that blue wasn't going anywhere for a while, and he was none too pleased about it.
He had already tried scolding Beatrice himself, so this time he went to Aria for help. However, being Aria, she first had to laugh in his face.
Aria: Your hair is blue!
Eventually though she realized that this might not be so funny after all.
Aria: Wait, hold up, this is my husband. People see me with him in public.
Adam asked Aria to please talk to Beatrice and see if she could get their daughter to stop with the pranks.
Aria had a better plan though. She knew just how to make Beatrice see the error of her ways.
Unfortunately, while Aria and Adam were discussing what to do with Beatrice she had already found her next victim.
Poor little Bryce. He was just trying to clean the dishes in the bathroom, which is obviously where normal people wash dishes even though they have a sink in the kitchen.
But his helpful nature earned him a face full of water.
Once the assault was over, he went right back to washing the dishes, albeit a little more gloomily. What a good kid.
After this newest prank Aria knew she had to put her plan in to action.
So the next morning when Beatrice took a shower she got a taste of her own medicine.
Much like her father Beatrice couldn't get all of the yellow out of her hair. You would think such dark hair wouldn't suck dye up like that, but alas she's stuck with the yellow for now. At least it's her favorite color.
Apparently Aria's plan was a success. Beatrice traded pranks for books and Adam couldn't have been happier.
After all the trouble Beatrice caused on her return Adam and Aria decided it would be better for her to go back to public high school so she could stay at home. They spent the money they would have used on tuition getting Beatrice her very own chemistry set, which she adored. Aria on the other hand looked bored out of her mind. Beatrice must have told her you can't use it to make food.
The life of a scientist isn't always safe though, as this family knows too well. Luckily for Beatrice she got off with a mild singeing.
Beatrice adjusts surprisingly well to public school. All that charisma she gained at Smuggington Prep must have made it easier this time around. She even went to her junior prom.
Of course, she went without a date since she was still the new kid. That didn't stop her from having a good time though.
Prom was an important night for more than just Beatrice though. Aria had just found out she was pregnant. How did this even happen?
Oh. I guess that's how it happened.
Aria didn't tell the family the just yet though. The next day was the twins' birthday and she didn't want to steal their thunder.
This time the twins birthday wasn't forgotten. There was a cake and balloons, and the whole family was ready to celebrate. And nothing says celebrate at the winters household like making crazy faces.
Blake was first to grow up.
Bryce took a little more time thinking about his birthday wish. Personally, I hope he wishes for a bath.
Apparently he took way too long, because by the time he finally blew out his candles almost everyone had left. What a loving family.
Even without their support Blake grew up, adding another teenager to the house.
With three teens and a baby on the way Aria might just have her hands full again.