Just as Norio was about to sit on the couch, he heard a knock at his door.
He let out a groan as he walked over to the door.
“Who’s there?” He questioned.
“It’s your sister.”
Norio scratched his head.
“I have three; which one?”
Hiromi opened the door.
“Do you not know our voices by now!?” She huffed as she entered.
“Come on in, I guess.” He sighed.
“What are you freaking out for?” He asked, taking a seat.
“You know mother is coming home today, right?”
Norio slapped his hand to his head.
“Crap...” He growled.
“Nori, what are you going to tell her?” Hiromi looked at him.
Hiromi pointed over to the room where 247 was napping.
“You can’t just be so nonchalant about everything
"Emersyn?" Masa asked while washing the dishes."Yup," Norio replied."I see," she then turned to the girl."I think it's a lovely name." She smiled."Anyway, do you mind if I go grab a drink?"Masa turned around."Well...as long as you're responsible, what will you do with Emersyn?"He turned to Emersyn, who was napping once again."She'll be fine; you don't mind?"Masa nodded."I trust you greatly." She said, stroking his cheek."Thank you, Mother." He turned toward the door to leave."Nori…?"Norio quickly turned."Where are you going?" Emersyn questioned as she sat up, wiping her eye."Uh, I'll be back later."Emersyn held out her arms.Eh?"Carry me?" She looked up."F-fine..." Norio grumbled.*After tucking her in, Emersyn quickly fell asleep once more.Norio sighed."Yeesh, what a handful you are." He
As morning came, Keren found herself awake in a strange environment.She pulled the blanket off her head quickly."Not again..." She let out a sigh.Then she promptly remembered the man from last night.“Wait a minute..." Before she could finish, she heard a man and a girl talking.She quickly pulled the blanket back over herself."What's that?" Emersyn asked, pointing at a lump on the couch."A person." Norio nonchalantly replied."Eh!?" Emersyn turned to him."Is it dead!?" She cried out, swinging at his stomach.Norio grunted as he bent down, placing a hand on her shoulder."Relax. Relax!” He cried.Emersyn stopped and sniffled."Listen," he began."She'll be staying with us too, but temporarily."Emersyn looked up teary-eyed."I think." He quickly added.Come on, Keren, make a good entrance, Keren thought to herself.Suddenly, the bla
As Rick stepped into the classroom, he let out a yawn.“Oh, good morning, Rick!” Tammy waved.“Hey.” Rick smiled as he waved.Due to their meeting, Rick was a bit weary working with Tammy. However, she seemed more than capable and proved to love the kids and her job overall.“The buses should be coming soon!” Rick nodded, sitting at his desk.“Tammy,” Rick began.Tammy looked up from her phone, cocking her head.“Did you do something different with your hair?” Tammy blushed.“Uh, no...” she laughed nervously.“I just didn’t have time to straighten it this morning.” Rick nodded.“It’s usually really wavy; I hate it.” She smiled, looking down.“Why?” Rick questioned.“Huh, why what?” Tammy asked as she looked up.“Why do you hate your natural hair?”
“Where are you going?” Emersyn asked as Norio put his coat on.“Out.” He replied.Keren frowned.“Yeah, no shit, so where are you going?”Norio sighed.“To town, I need some peace.”Keren and Emersyn exchanged looks.“You know, since two brats ruined that for me.” He smirked.“Later.” He said, turning to the door.“Oi! don’t associate me with the word ‘brat,’ I’m only two years younger than you!” Keren cried.“Yeah! I’m five!”Keren quickly turned to Emersyn.“Sorry, kid, you still qualify for the brat discount.”Emersyn turned.“Eh!? Really!?” She cried.By the time the two turned back around, Norio was gone.“What a jerk!” Keren cried, puffing her cheeks.*As Norio began roaming through town, he n
Keren, who was busy brushing Emersyn’s hair, huffed in frustration.“Why is your hair so thick!?” She cried.Emersyn pouted.“Don’t be mean to me because Nori got mad at you for oversleeping!” She shouted.“Hah!? No! your hair is just tough, you brat!” Keren argued.Norio, busy cooking breakfast, let out a sigh.He thought about the girl from yesterday.Weird…However, before he could finish his thought, he smelled smoke.“Crap, the eggs!” He quickly took them off the stove.He slowly turned to the girls.“Do either of you like overcooked eggs...?”The girls glared at him in response.“Guess not...” He muttered.*“Oi, slow down!” Norio cried as Emersyn was tugging him along down the street.“I can see the circus; hurry up, Keren!” She hollered.<
Vera woke up from the sound of her alarm going off. “Showtime...” she smiled. “Vera,” a voice called out. “Get out here, breakfast.” Vera nodded. “Coming!” She called out in response. * As breakfast progressed, Vera looked at the clock. Any minute now... Marx, reading the newspaper, looked up. “I have to go...” He quickly got up, his stomach gurgling. “It’s a good thing we’re not performing today, huh?” One of the members chuckled. “Hey, Vera, where are you going...?” One member asked as Vera proceeded to get up. Vera shushed them and gave a wink. “To perform on my own!” She waved. Truth be told, I will never see most of you again; thanks for some fond memories... She smiled sadly as she ran. * “I hate you.” Keren glared at Norio. “Vera better be worth all of this hassle and embarrassment.” Norio smiled as he finish
“Bring your kid to work day...?” Rick looked up.“Mm!” Tammy nodded enthusiastically.“You should bring Maru!”Rick turned to her and sighed.“How many times do I have to say that Maru isn’t my-”Suddenly, there was a knock at the door.“Oh, you’re both still here...?” Ms. Hoffman asked, peeking her head in.“Y-yeah!” Rick exclaimed.Ms. Hoffman smiled.“Annette, tomorrow is bring your kid to work day, right?” Tammy questioned.Ms. Hoffman nodded. “Mm, it sure is.”She then turned to Rick.“Did I just hear you have a kid?”Rick quickly looked at Tammy, then back to Ms. Hoffman.“Y-Yea, her name is Maru!” He smiled, nodding.“I see, well, don’t be shy. I’d love to meet her.” She smiled.“Later.” She said, lea
“Hey,” Chris greeted as Rick walked in the door.“Yo, thanks a ton for babysitting.” Rick smiled.“Nah, no problem, dude, ‘sides, she fell asleep,” Chris said, pointing to the couch with Maru fast asleep on it.“By the way,” Chris began.“I wanted to tell you; I went digging through her files,” he then paused.“Her Birthday is in like, three days.”Rick quickly looked up.“Eh!?” He cried.Chris quickly raised a finger to silence him.“Yeah, according to her files, it’s on the seventeenth of October.”Rick looked around frantically.“I don’t have time, I mean, I don’t have time to put together a party an-”Chris shot him a look.“Yeah, and that’s where the four of us come in!” He smirked.“The huh...?” Rick asked, giving a confu