"He is the greatest guy on the planet!" Marie sobbed. "He is! Don't call him anything different!" Millicent raised her eyes to heaven, and then tensed as she heard the door open behind them. Whit and Nathenial were home.
Hayden wasn't even going to try to reply to that. Greatest? As if.
Natheniel kissed Whit on the cheek lightly before heading into the kitchen for some chocolate - he could never get enough - but stopped and sighed when he saw poor Marie. "Aw, Marie, don't be crying again..."
Marie leaped up and gasped. "You came home early! I'm sorry, I just....." she racked her brain. "I hit my head really hard and it hurt, so I was crying."
Natheniel rolled his eyes and crossed the room, pulling her into a loose hug. "You, my dear, are a horrible liar."
She bit her lip and fought the urge to throw her amrs around him. "I did!" she protested. "REally! Didn't I, Hayden?"
Hayden shook her head and held up her hands. "Don't drag me into this."
"Marie," Natheniel whined childishly, "Why will you never tell me what really goes on in that crazy mind of yours?"
Marie managed to get out of his arms and she said softly, "I'll go clean your room."
"My room is fine," Natheniel murmured, staring at her sadly. Why was he always hurting her?
"Then I'll clean the spare rooms."
"Just because you work here doesn't mean you have to clean all the time," Natheniel pointed out, feeling stubborn.
Marie bit her lip and then turned. "I-I'll be right back." She ran out of the kitchen and up to Natheniels room. She always wen tthere and buried her face in his pillow.
Sighing, Natheniel resisted following after her, and sat against the wall instead. "What the h.ell do I keep doing that messes everything up?
Millicent shrugged and gave Hayden a look that meant, 'don't say it'.
It was so tempting to just blurt it out, but Hayden kept her mouth shut, though she smirked at Millie's glance towards her, giving her a And if I do? look.
Millicent merely clenched a fist. She had a rather large bone structure, and was very strong, so that was all she needed to do
Hayden rolled her eyes; she was only kidding. But she gave Millicent a careful nudge, to go talk to him.
"Err....well....Natheniel.....how much do you like Whit?" Millicent finally blurted out.
"Um, well..." That kind of caught Natheniel off-guard. "I... I don't know..."
(Asher, PLEASE reply on our one on one!)
Millicent sniffed. "Well, do you like Marie?"