Journey Through the Heart
by Rhiannon and AJ
"What the crap!" Brennan said. "Mom, Ariel took my notebook."
"Ariel, give your brother his book back." Abbey replied, not lifting her head from Jed's chest.
"Why should I? He took my diary!" Ariel snapped.
"Brennan, give your sister her diary back."
"What the crap? I didn't take it, Jason did. Remember, I'm the good one."
"For crying out loud, go bug someone else for five minutes, would you?" Abbey's head shot up and in the direction of her kids.
"Yes ma'am." Jason spoke first.
"Yes ma'am." Brennan said.
"Yes." Ariel said.
"Good." Abbey watched them all run off, then placed her head back on Jed's chest. Looking up into his eyes, she said, "Thank you."
"For everything." Abbey smiled. "For everything."
"Well, you are most certainly welcome, Abigail."
"MR. PRESIDENT!" Charlie's voice exclaimed.
"You think we are at the right altitude to get a parachute and jump out of here?" Jed asked Abbey.
"Probably don't have that kind of luck." Abbey commented as Charlie stomped into the room.
"What happened to you Charlie?" Jed asked as the young black man walked in.
Nothing strange about that.
What was strange was the… "Charlie, what's that all over your head?"
"My dinner." Charlie replied through clenched teeth.
"ARIEL NICOLE! JASON RYAN! BRENNAN JACOB!" Abbey shouted.