"What is it?" Taylor asked, giving the box a gentle shake.
"I don't know." She grabbed the box back and put it on the bookcase by the TV. "He told me I can't open it until he says so, but I have to have it here. I think he's checking he can trust me and it's only a box. It's very light. But I'm going to prove him wrong and I won't open it at all."
"I know we have, but I can't think of any reason why I couldn't open it now!" Taylor laughed.
"This is why. It's because you're so impatient!" Madison scowled. "What have you been pushing or nagging for?"
"Nothing. He gives me everything I want."
"Maybe it isn't a physical object you're pushing for." Taylor raised her eyebrows and looked knowingly at her sister, causing Madison to blush more than ever. Taylor smiled. "I knew it" She giggled.
"Stoppit Taylor!" Madison rushed out, looking around to check nobody else was in earshot. "Not that, don't tell anyone!" Taylor nodded and motioned zipping her lips shut.
"I don't know, Madi. Don't think about it, otherwise you'll open it before he wants you to, proving my point that you can't wait for anything!"
"Like what? What am I supposed to do?" Madison whined. "I could just have a peek and he'd never know!"
"So, I tried adding them up, and it wasn't right. Then Miss Riley said I shouldn't have carried the remainder on the sum before, and so I was adding together completely the wrong numbers..." Taylor moved her hands to cover her mouth. She couldn't help but laugh. She didn't know as much about maths as her sister and her father, but she was sure that hadn't made any sense. Jackson looked at the girls, confused. Why would two teenage girls have a conversation about maths? It seemed very odd. Usually they were speaking about boys or celebrities. Or worse, that new expensive outfit they wanted.
"Madi, shut up and come to the door!" Madisons heart fluttered. She quickly hung up the phone and ran to the door to let him in.
"No." He returned. She scowled and he held her face in his hands. "I love you, and I'll be very upset if I find out you peeked. It's up to you what you do, but I'd rather you didn't." He leaned down and kissed her on the nose. She closed her eyes and sighed. How could she look now?