|Secrets Of Our Parents
Author: bttf4444 PM
Martin Seamus McFly Jr, George Anthony McFly, and Julia Belle Rundgren all go back to 1987 - where they discover a family secret. Twin Pines UniverseRated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,585 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 03-23-12 - Published: 04-02-09 - id: 4964305
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May 1, 1987
7:00 PM PDT
JB felt elated, as she and her cousins just watched MTV with the teenaged versions of Marty Sr and Julia. As the station played You Don't Want Me Anymore by Steel Breeze - she smiled, as started bouncing to the music. While she quite enjoyed all eras of rock music, the eighties were her favourite. Indeed, she felt that her parents were lucky.
"I can tell that you're enjoying the music, uh, Julia Belle," Julia whispered, smiling. JB swallowed, as she could hardly believe that her aunt looked just like her. "This is one of my favourite songs, too. Maybe not a very positive message, but I love the..."
"... the beat?" JB asked, smiling. The teenaged version of her mother, nodded. "I find this to be a very underrated song. I'm not quite against grunge, which is... which is... the rock music of the early nineties. Still, I do think eighties rock music was more fun."
"I must say, it is nice to be able to watch MTV," commented Marty Jr, "at a time when they actually played music videos. I mean, this is really one of the many things I hate about our era. MTV stands for 'Music Television', so I think it'd quite make more sense for them to still be playing videos. I really do wonder whose lo-res idea it was to..."
"He simply isn't kidding, Marty," added Julia, shaking her head. "The same was rather true of the world that I came from. I mean, our family came from twenty years in the future - and, in our world, MTV has also decided to... no longer play music videos."
"I think you have told me that," replied Marty Sr, sighing. "I guess I was simply hoping that... that it wouldn't actually be the case of our world. After all, I do remember how the future of your world really is far less advanced - with no hover-technology, or..."
"No hoverboards?" gasped Marty Jr, stunned. "How could there not be hoverboards? It really sounds like the world you came from was quite boring. Well, I'd really hate to live in the future of your world. I can see just why you... you decided to move to our world." With a chuckle, he added, "I'm not so sure if I'll ever get used to the idea."
"Same here," George agreed, nodding. "Well, if you and Uncle Vincent both came from another world - I rather wonder what this... what this means... for us. Does that mean Marty, JB, and I also partially belong to the... the world that you came from?"
"That's a good question," Julia replied, with a small smile. "First, I still need to get used to the fact that... that you and Marty Jr are our future children. That actually is a real fascinating thing to consider. If there is a sort of DNA... or something... that indicates that we came from another world... Then, yeah, I think you guys would also have it."
"That would be very cool," JB commented, excitedly. "Also, it probably wouldn't be as cool - if, uh, physicians could detect that. I wouldn't really want that- but it'd be a... It'd be very awesome for us to... to visit the world you came from, sometime."
"It doesn't seem that awesome, to me," Marty Jr argued. "It seems like the world that Mom and Uncle Vincent came from is... it just seems like it'd very be a boring place."
"Actually, it wasn't that bad," Julia replied, softly. "After all, it isn't as if the world was a dystopia - or anything like that. There are times, when I miss that world. I quite miss my friends, as well as members of my extended family. Although, Uncle Brent..."
"Where are they, anyway?" JB asked, quietly. "Where are my parents... Jennifer and Vincent?" A smile spread across her face, as she added, "It'd be quite interesting... to be able to see the younger version of my parents. Dad must be very good-looking."
"Well, he looks very much like us," Julia explained, gently. "Although, he is a bit taller. His hair is long, and kinda wild. Essentially, he came to embrace the eighties' fashions. He looks a little like Dee Snyder from Twisted Sister, except his hair's a little darker."
"Oh, I love Twisted Sister!" JB gushed, excitedly. "I don't really care what people say. I mean, I enjoy grunge - especially Alice in Chains - but hair metal and arena rock sure will always be the best, in my book. It'd simply be nice, if we could also move here - as you and your family did. There's some things from the future I'd miss, but it'd be a..."
"Well, I'm afraid Doc isn't gonna approve," Marty Sr replied, sympathetically. "He'd be very worried about the space-time continuum, especially if you guys are... our future children. I understand that you guys quite love this decade, just as Doc loves the Old West - but... The fact is, you don't belong in this decade - and it'd be too risky to..."
"As much as it just hurts me to say this," Julia added, sighing, "since I do sympathize, I'm afraid that Marty is right. In fact, Doc really was leery about letting my family and I stay in this world. The thing is, your situation really is not the same as... as ours."
"Anyway, the future isn't all that bad," George pointed out, gently. "After all, we have our hoverboards and the internet. And, Marty, you know just how much you like that acid cap. Besides, we enjoy newer rock bands - such as Disturbed, Adelitas Way, and Avenged Sevenfold. Just think of how much we would miss, if we stayed here."
"I suppose you have a point," Marty Jr replied, sighing. "Of course, there are also the Foo Fighters - which didn't exist, until the year 1995. Still, it just bugs me how popular rap has become. I hate how many of our peers would rather listen to rap, than rock."
"Your twin makes a good point, uh, Junior," Marty Sr commented, softly. "You need to look on the positive side. Granted, I have no idea who those bands are - but... Well, I think the hoverboard sounds cool. I certainly wish I could have one of those things."
"Besides, in our world," Julia explained, "we didn't even have hoverboards. I think the future you guys have is more exciting than the future of our world." She glanced at her watch, as she added, "Vincent and Jennifer should be coming here, soon. They went to watch The Secret of My Success, starring Michael J Fox. I just love that film."
"So do I," JB replied, nodding. "It's not as good as the Mind Warped trilogy, but it's... I think it's still a fun movie. Brantley Foster sure does remind me a little of... of Alex P Keaton, from Family Ties. He really does seem to be a little more laid back, though."
"By the way," Marty Jr asked, nervously, "what is this about a movie trilogy called... Back to the Future? You said that it features Doc, Dad, and Aunt Jennifer? I need to know more about this. I can't help but find the idea to be... to be very unsettling."
"Well, this is gonna be a fairly long explanation," Julia replied, sighing. "In our world, it was a trilogy that Michael J Fox... along with Christopher Lloyd... starred in. Michael J Fox was Marty, while Christopher Lloyd was Doc. In the world that we came from, the Mind Warped trilogy didn't exist - as, instead, we had the Back to the Future trilogy."
"Whoa, this is heavy!" Marty Jr gasped. JB had to agree with her cousin. "This is quite a... This is... This is so much to take in. People have often said that Dad, George, and I look a lot like Michael J Fox - but I... What about me? Was I in the... the trilogy?"
"Well, sort of," Julia replied, quite nervously. "You were a little different, though - and you really had a fairly minor role in Part II. You were the son of... Marty and Jennifer. You were also a bit of a... Well, you let Griff Tannen and his gang push you around."
"Oh, I'm quite well familiar with Griff Tannen!" Marty Jr replied, grimly. "Let me tell you that I don't put up with any of his shit! He knows better than to... to mess with me."
"He is absolutely right," JB agreed, as she smiled at her cousin. "Once, when we were at the Cafe '80s, Griff Tannen simply started to... harass me. Well, Marty was there - and he... Well, he managed to give Griff Tannen the greatest humiliation of his life!"
"Oh, I'm so happy to hear that!" Marty Sr exclaimed, as he broke into a huge grin. "It feels so good to know that you quite managed to stand up to him. I guess this means that Julia and I did a good job of raising you children. This really gives me the thrills."
"You certainly did, Dad," George replied, flashing a lopsided smile. "You've always told us that, if we put our minds to it, we can accomplish anything. Say, was I in the film?"
"Actually, no, you weren't," Julia explained. "In the film, Marty Jr did not have a twin. Well, unless Marlene was his twin. Her age was never stated, but I was always a little under the impression that she was a bit older. She was also played by Michael J Fox."
"Michael J Fox played a girl?" JB asked, as she felt quite astonished. Julia nodded. "I'm so... Well, we don't know a Marlene. You just have George and Marty, and I'm... their cousin. The three of us have always been so close. In fact, I'm just a day younger."
"That is so fascinating," Julia replied, softly. "I have to admit, I'm still not quite used to the idea of being a mother, but... Well, it's very interesting to meet the three of you."
"Well, it's interesting to meet you and Uncle Marty," JB replied, smiling. "I still can't get over just how much you and I... simply resemble each other. It's almost like... like you and I could be twins. I've always wondered what it would be like... to have a twin."
"Hey, we're home!" called out a slightly familiar masculine voice. JB glanced towards the front door, and her eyes grew very wide. It was none other than the teenaged version of her parents! "Goodness! Am I seeing double? Triple? What... is... this?"
JB swallowed, when she noticed that the younger versions of her parents looked as if they were about to faint. She felt a little anxious, she ran to help steady the younger version of her father - while her twin cousins ran to steady Jennifer. She really hoped that she did not give her parents too major of a shock, which would be very drastic.