Journey Through the Heart
by Rhiannon and AJ
From the top of the stairs, Ariel and her brothers watched in silence. When the President asked their mother about a trip to Rome, the trio held their breath. They let out the breath when they saw the couple kiss on the couch. Ariel turned to her brothers, "I think it's safe to say that we're going to Rome this weekend."
Jason nodded, "Yep, but I ain't sitting by Mom or Brennan-"
"What the crap!" Brennan hissed. "Why the crap not?"
"Because you both get air sick and hurl all over the place, that's why the crap not!" Jason hissed right back.
"Shut up," Ariel whispered fiercely. "It's friggin Air Force One, you morons. You can't get air sick on that plane and even if you did, there's enough room on the plane so we don't have to sit next to them."
"Really?" Brennan questioned.
"Really, you little Rodent." Ariel replied. "Now, we gotta decide what we are going to do about this."
"About what?" Jason asked.
"About them," Ariel responded. "Dork boy."
"Stop calling me that," Jason warned.
"Then stop acting like that," Ariel shot right back. "Now, first of all, do we like the big geek?"
"Yes," was Jason's reply.
"Crap, yeah." Brennan agreed.
"Okay, we're in agreement." Ariel nodded. "Second, do we think that Mom and the Geek just might need an added push?"
Jason looked thoughtful for a moment, "Yes."
"I would have to agree," Brennan replied.
"And," Ariel continued. "Are we the three to provide that push?"
"Absolutely," Jason responded.
"Crap, yeah." Brennan whispered.
Ariel nodded, "Okay, then let's go back to our rooms before we get caught."
"Too late," came the decidedly female voice from behind them.
The trio turned around to find their mother staring down at them, her arms crossed before her.
"Hello," Abbey responded. "What are you doing?"
"We... we were...ah... crap... well, you see Mom." Brennan began. "We were... umm...crap... hmm..." He turned to his siblings, "What the crap were we doing?"
Ariel covered her eyes with her hand.
"We were wondering if the President was going to spend the night." Brennan finished quickly. His siblings looked at him in disbelief... they were dead... they just knew it.
"Excuse me?" Abbey responded.
"I think he asked if I was going to spend the night..." Jed answered from behind.