Friday, 1 February 2013
"Oh my God, Taylor! Shut up! You are so embarrassing!"
Taylor broke down in fits of laughter at her sisters annoyance. It was Madisons birthday. She'd had her last day of school today too, and graduation was tomorrow. Everything seemed to be happening at once at the moment.
"The shop men are coming to put our new beds in tomorrow, by the way. That's my birthday present to you. I don't know how comfortable it is, but I got you the cheaper one because you'll only be here a couple more months if that, and then I want to sell it and turn this room into a living room." Madison smiled at her sister.
"Thanks, Tay. You know I've really appreciated you letting me live here, don't you? You'll have to come visit me in my new house, Luis will miss you too."
Madison was glad to finally be done with school, although she still wasn't certain what she wanted to do as a job. She still had a few years to think about it. Geoffrey wasn't far off saving for the house, and so Madison would save money on baby sitters and keep house for Taylor until she moved out.
Madison woke in the morning to find the other side of the bed empty. She sleepily got dressed and went to look for her boyfriend.
"I could get used to this." Madison replied against his lips.
"You'll have to soon, won't you." Madison pulled back.
"How soon?" Geoffrey grinned and tapped the side of his nose.
"That's for me to know, and you to find out." Madison huffed and scowled at him.
"Why does everything have to be a secret with you?"
"Not a secret, a surprise!" Geoffrey laughed. "Anyway, I'm off to work now, I'll come over tonight and maybe, maybe we'll talk about how soon."
"Hey, Taylor. Have you read this?"
"No," she replied, not looking up from the book infront of her.
"Well it's explaining about the white rain, listen. 'This new colder rain has been found to be frozen water. It is similar to the ice build up you may get in your freezer compartment if you don't defrost it reguarly...' blah blah '...It is expected to continue for at least another month if not more. The scientists attending to the project have called this phenomenon S.N.O.W. short for 'solid nanoparticles of water' '"
"A month, Madi?" Taylor had looked up from her book while her sister was reading, taking great interest in this 'snow'.
"That's what it says." Before the girls could continue their conversation, Luis started screeching.
"DADDIIEEE! I WANT DADDIIEEE!!"
"Well, daddy is at work right now, sweetie. He's coming over later."
"You can't have daddy now. If you're not a good boy today I'll tell him not to come over." Taylor and Madison both knew the threat wasn't real, but it seemed to make the toddler stop screaming. For now, at least.
"I've got enough for a deposit on a house." He finally admitted after much nagging from Madison.
"Oh my God! G, when can we move?"
"As soon as we pick the house and the paperwork is finalised. Should be a month at the most."
"Luis, come inside! You know mummy doesn't like you playing with the door!" Luis obediantly turned around and came back inside.
"Mummieee! Come back!" Luis cried, thinking he must've done something wrong to make his mother run off like that. "I diden meen oo!" he said as his mother came out of the bathroom.
Taylor came back from a particularly exhausting day at work to Luis making odd noises and swaying around while holding his mothers hands.
"Um, what's going on?" She asked. She knew toddlers could be weird, but she'd not come home to a scene this odd before.
"We're dancing, and he's making music." Madison replied, as if it was obvious. She looked at her sister and saw the confused expression on her face. "I know, hopefully that xylophone will teach him something and he'll be able to hold a tune." She let go of Luis hands and he toddled over to the xylophone, seeming to understand the conversation his mother and aunt were just having. Madison turned to her sister.
"So, I was going to tell G first, but I'm too excited, and he'll understand." Taylor gave her sister a 'what?' look, and Madison grinned as she carried on. "I'm pregnant again! I did a test this morning after I threw up the first time, and I'm so excited!"
"Congratulations!" Taylor smiled, genuinely happy for her little sister. "Were you planning this one?"
"No, but we'll be living together by the time it's born, and I'm old enough now, and I've done it before..."
"Madi, you don't have to make up excuses! I was just wondering." Taylor interrupted her sister, who seemed a little uncomfortable. "I'm happy for you, I am. And I'll be glad to have another nephew, but I'd prefer a niece. And rather you than me, I don't want any children yet and I can just hand yours back to you" She giggled and Madison rolled her eyes.
"Anyway, don't tell Geoff, I want to tell him."
"Madi, would I really tell him for you?"
Taylors room. I spent ages on it and didn't get to feature it.