Journey Through the Heart
by Rhiannon and AJ
"It's a common misconception, I know." Jed droned on before three very bored children. "But what I find particularly interesting is that-"
"Hello," came a voice from behind them.
"Mom!" three voices shouted at once. There was an immediate surge to the door where Abbey stood. Almost at once, four voices assaulted her.
"Mom, he was talking about a tomato!"
"He's been talking for the last hour!"
"i was merely attempting to broaden their horizons."
"He said he was going to give us a pop quiz!"
"What I meant about that was-"
"Mom, don't let him do that!"
"Would you three let me speak, please-"
"Mom, I'm begging you-"
Abbey held up her hand, "What am I about to tell you?"
"Stop talking," four voices replied in unison.
"Thank you," Abbey responded. "And I thought you four were going to work these things out, instead of bringing them to me."
"Yeah, but he was-"
"I merely said that I would if-"
"Mom, he's scary when he gets-"
"Mom, I'm hungry."
Abbey picked Brennan's voice out, "You're hungry?"
"I am," Brennan replied. "I really, really am."
"What do you want?"
"Pizza!" came three youthful voices.
Abbey sighed, "Chucky E. Cheese?"
"Yes!" the three voiced replied.
Abbey looked over at Jed, "Mr. President?"
Jed nodded, "I'll have Ron Butterfield call and take care of it."
"Okay," Abbey replied. She turned to her kids, "Go find your backpacks and wait by Mrs. Landingham's desk."
"Yes, ma'am," the trio responded at once.
"And don't beg her for cookies, either!" Abbey called as they ran out the door. She turned back around to Jed and noticed the look on his face, "What?"
Jed rose from his chair, "Remind me later to talk to you about something."
"I'll tell you later," Jed replied.
"No, tell me now." Abbey insisted.