Flames Shine Forth: Prologue
by: Ash's #1 Fan
"Kids! Time for bed!" said a fiery crimson haired woman.
"Aww...already?" complained a dark haired girl of six.
"It's not even nine o'clock yet, Mom!" a red haired boy of nine protested.
"Yes, I know, but we have a very busy day tomorrow. We're going to an amusement park!" the mother exclaimed, making dramatic arm motions.
"Really?!" both kids shouted at the same time.
"How come you didn't tell us sooner?!" the boy cried.
"Well..." the mother smirked, "It was supposed to be a surprise, but I guess the only way to get you to bed was to tell you."
Both kids nodded vigorously and ran straight for the boys' bedroom.
"Leigha, this isn't your room," replied their mother with a giggle.
"Yeah, I know," replied Leigha, climbing in beside her brother, "But you and Daddy still gotta read us our bedtime story."
The boy rolled his eyes, acting as if he were too old for a story, but his face always told the truth of still wanting one.
"Okay, then," said the mother, walking over and sitting gently on the bed, "Which story would you like to hear? Any suggestions, Jake?"
Jake took this moment to think, "Hmm...how about," he suddenly sat up in bed, getting excited, "How about one where the planet blows up because of oversized lizards!"
Leigha wrinkled her nose, then hid her face under the blankets, "No! That one sounds too scary!"
"You big sissy!" yelled Jake.
"I am NOT a sissy, you bird brain!" Leigha shouted back in response.
"Kids..." the mother gave them a warning look.
"But she/he..." both started.
But their mother held up a hand to stop them, "That's enough. Jake, apologize for calling you sister a sissy. And Leigha, apologize for calling your brother a bird brain," she said, letting out a small laugh she couldn't control for the last part.
"Mom!" Jake yelled in embarrassment, while Leigha giggled.
"Bird brain! Bird brain! *Bird brain*!" chanted Leigha.
"Hey, what's going on in here?" asked a dark haired man, entering the room. Noticeably, he just got done taking a shower.
"Dad! Leigha keeps on calling me bird brain and Mom's laughing!" Jake said, pointing to his mother, who had her hand over her mouth.
The man put his head down, shaking it and smiling a little, "You kids..."
He again looked up, "I suppose you want a story?"
"Well...*she* does!" Jake said, tilting his head toward Leigha.
Leigha nodded, not bothering to remind Jake that he's the one that suggested the first 'awful' story.
"Okay," their dad said, sitting down on the side opposite their mother, "Which story would that be?"
Jake opened his mouth, but before he could say anything, his mother interrupted him:
"But, Jake...no scary stories."
"Aw, man," Jake sulked.
Leigha seemed to be deep in thought, then finally said, "How about when you and Mommy fell in love?" she suggested, talking to her father.
The man chuckled, "She's just like you...a sap for romance," he said to his wife.
The woman grinned, "That's just one of the good qualities she has of mine."
Everybody was expecting Jake to complain about the story being a romance, but he didn't. By the way it looked, he was just planning on going straight to sleep.
"Okay, then, that sounds like a nice story to tell, don't you think?" the father asked his wife with a big smile plastered on his face.
The mother mirrored the smile, "Yeah, sounds like a good one."
Leigha smiled and lifted her arms up to her father, "Hold me."
He smiled more, and grabbed his little girl under her armpits and lifted her onto his lap.
With her out of the way, Jake made his way to the middle of the bed, never opening his eyes. To get more comfortable, the father layed back against the bed post on one side of Jake, with Leigha still in his lap; the mother layed back on the other side of Jake.
Then she began, "Well, it all started..."
Okay, I finally got the prologue done! Think that took me long enough? Actually, I haven't even worked on this at all...except now and I got it done within 20 minutes. So, please review and tell me if ya liked!
And also, BONUS QUESTION!! (This is gonna be *so* hard, I don't think any of you will ever be able to answer it): Who do you think the parents are?! (drama music plays) ::shakes her head and talks to herself:: No ones ever gonna get this...it's just too hard...