There was a knock at the door.
"I'll get it!" I yelled to my mum, standing up.
I was sitting in the couch just... Plotting, I guess. I was at a point in my war novel that I needed to kill off a character. It's a sad business but it had to be done.
"Jay jay!" A little voice screamed when I opened the door.
The next thing I knew, a blur tackled my legs and knocked me down. I hit the ground, sprawled on my back and two kids sat on my chest.
"Jay jay! Jay jay!" Two voices chanted above the laughter of their parents.
"Sorry about that, son." My uncle stepped in, grabbing my arm and pulling me up onto my feet. His dark brown eyes sparkling.
"That's okay! I'm used to it!" I laughed.
"Hello Jay!" My auntie Joan hugged me.
"Hello aunt. Whoa!"
Now I had a kid on each leg and they almost knocked me over again.
"Mum is in the kitchen and dad is in the garage." I told my aunt and uncle. They nodded their thanks. Uncle Fritz headed out to the garage, but aunt Joan stayed.
I looked at her questioningly.
She sighed. "I just wanted to tell you how much Fritzy and I appreciate you offering to watch the twins." She smiled at me and winked.
I shrugged. "It's the least we could do. We still owe you for watching George and I when we were little. Besides, there's two of us! It won't be any trouble at all!" I winked back.
"Jasey where's Gi?! I want to see Gi!" Willie yelled.
"How about we find her?" I asked him, ruffling his hair with my hand.
Aunt Joan laughed and whispered "good luck!" Before heading off to the kitchen.
With the twins still wrapped around my legs, I waddled back into the living room and chuckled at their happy squeals.
"You need to let go now guys! I'm going to go get George now. Sit still on the couch until I come back, k? Don't move!"
Will and Annie jumped onto the couch and sat, holding their breath and trying to be stone still.
I walked back into the hall and shouted up the staircase that lead up into the second story of the house.
"Georgie they're here! Come down before they go up!" I yelled.
"I'm coming!" Was the quick reply.
I chuckled again and walked back to the living room.
I heard Jason yell that the 'terrible twos' were waiting downstairs.
I jumped up from my desk and quickly yelled that I was coming.
I glanced down at the set of blueprints one last time, almost feeling guilty about leaving them unfinished.
Oh well. I'll finish them tonight. I told myself as I ran out of my room.
I clumped down the stairs while whistling loudly.
"Gi Gi, Gi Gi!!!!!" I heard the twins scream.
I jumped over the last three stair steps and collided full on with Jason, Will and Annie.
I was knocked onto my bottom, as was Jason, I had Annie on my lap and Willie had somehow managed to climb onto my shoulders.
"Hello loves! How are you doing?" I laughed.
"Good!" They yelled at the same time. Jason and I laughed at the same time.
"Why do we both do that Geo?" Annie asked me, her big brown eyes thoughtful.
"We both are twins! Jason and I do things like this all the time."
"And we do it at the same time too!" Will and Annie chanted together. They looked at each other, than at Jason and me.
We all laughed.
"Soooo... What do you two want to do while you're here?" Jason asked the twins.
"Can we play hide-and-seek?" Annie squealed.
"That sounds like fun! But what will we do the rest of the time?" He asked.
"Can we watch a movie?" Will asked.
"That sounds great! What should we watch?" I slid him off my shoulder.
"Toy Story!" Annie and Will yelled together. They looked at each other and giggled.
"Yes!" Jason fist pumped. "That's just what I wanted to watch!"
"And what else shall we do?" Will asked.
"How about..." Jason started.
"We play pirates?" I finished for him.
Jason smiled. "Took the words outta my mouth." He winked. "Again."
"Yes! We can play that one!" Will yelled.
"Awesome! This is going to be the best night ever." Jason yelled, standing up and jumping up and down.
I mentally rolled my eyes. He's such a kid!
Little did we know that this was the beginning of a great adventure.