Author: bttf4444 PM
Supplementary vignettes to EmmettMcFly55's universes: Calvin Klein Universe, Future Son Universe, IDIATM Universe, and Future Hell Universe.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,432 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 03-10-12 - Published: 06-25-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5165715
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Author's Note: George McFly and his two look-alike cousins have a picnic with their girlfriends.
June 18, 2016
6:30 PM PDT
George Emmett McFly felt very cheerful - as Emmett David Brown and Martin Seamus McFly Jr helped him stretch out the blanket on the grass. Meanwhile, the girls - Maria Brown, Suzy MacArthur, and Julie MacArthur - were unpacking the food. It really felt great to go on a triple date with his double cousins - and their respective girlfriends.
Legally, Emmett was not considered to be a cousin to George and Marty Jr - but that made no difference to George. The three of them grew to be close friends, and they were often mistaken for triplets. Indeed, the three young men had a special bond.
As he sat on the blanket, he smiled at Maria. Even though Maria was friends with the boys their whole lives, she only started dating George shortly after the new year. At least, they were not quite related - even though, legally, Maria actually was a cousin to Emmett. Of the three couples, George and Maria were the last to start dating.
"You seem to have something on your mind, George," Marty Jr pointed out, gently. "I really was hoping that this would be a nice picnic, as it's sure a beautiful day. Are you feeling okay? I hope none of us did anything to offend you. I know we had a little..."
"It's not about that, Marty," George replied, with a small smile. "It was a bit of a minor misunderstanding, which we resolved. I was just thinking about Maria... and me. That rather came as a surprise to us, since we used to be more like... brother and sister."
"I thought the same thing, too," Maria added, softly. "I mean, there were times when I had feelings for you - but I... Well, I guess I just brushed them aside - as I felt so... I didn't think it was right to have those feelings. I'm so glad that we got over that."
"It was sort of the same way for Julie and me," Emmett pointed out, "but for different reasons. I guess there was the whole question of if I really loved her - or if I was only attracted to her, because her cousin was dating Marty. It was so confusing for me."
"Yeah, and I pretty much felt the same way," Julie agreed, nodding. "I can remember feeling jealous of Suzy, because she had a boyfriend - and I didn't. At first, I thought that I really only liked Emmett, because he looked like Marty. Then I started to realize that I didn'thave the same feelings towards George. It was then that I knew..."
"... that you loved me," Emmett finished, in a near whisper. "You and Suzy really look a lot alike, even though I know that you don't quite like being mistaken for twins. And you don't look exactlyalike. I'm so glad that your cousin introduced you to us."
Marty Jr then cleared his throat, as he said, "Hey, guys, not to interrupt - but I rather think we should start eating. I know we have thermo-boxes, now - but... Well, I really do feel hungry. Let's see... We have fried chicken, biscuits, and mashed potatoes."
"And strawberry shortcake, for dessert," Suzy added. She began to pass around the plates, as Marty Jr opened the thermo-boxes. "All right, you folks - start digging in!"
"Sure thing," George replied, as he began to place some chicken on his plate. "I'm glad that we are all here. It is nice to be able to get out, and simply enjoy nature. I'm quite happy that, with modern technology, pollution is no longer the problem it used to be."
"Yeah, it shows that technology isn't all bad," Maria commented, nodding. "Of course, we need to be real mindful to not abusetechnology - but we certainly should not throw out the baby with the bathwater, so to speak. Technology did help up, a lot."
"Especially in the medical field," Suzy added. "With the way medicine is advancing, this could only be a matter of time before... before we have the ability to lengthen the life expectancy of everyone. Before we know it, living a hundred years will be the norm."
"That would be so awesome," Julie agreed. "Of course, Dr. Brown is getting up there in age - and he still seems to be very healthy. I'm quite optimistic about the future."
"There are some doomsday alarmists around," Maria pointed out, softly. "But, usually, I don't take them seriously. Although, there's the real fear of an asteroid colliding with the earth. That issomething to worry about. It was what killed the dinosaurs."
"Please, Maria," George pleaded, as he placed his hand on his girlfriend's shoulder. "It really is a nice day, and I sure don't wish to think about stuff like that. Let's just focus on positive thoughts, okay? Things have really changed for us, within the past year."
"George is absolutely right," Marty Jr agreed. "I'm so glad that we don't have to worry about Griff Tannen and his gang, anymore. Man, I quite hope that the Tannen lineage ends with him - and that we really won't have to worry about our future children being harassed by a Tannen. It's about time to put a kibosh on the whole Tannen tradition."
"It goes all the way back to Mad Dog Tannen," George explained, grimacing. "He used to harass our great-great-great-grandfather, Seamus. He did not want for Seamus to spend time at the saloon, or even to be in Hill Valley. In fact, I do believe he was very prejudiced against the Irish. I do doubt that spending time in jail would change them."
"Yeah, I don't think that's exactly gonna happen," Emmett agreed. "It's almost like the Tannens have some sort of evil gene, or something like that, inside of them. I sure am glad that they're no longer a threat to society. Well, I wonder how Marlene's doing."
"She's the only one of us left," Marty Jr commented, "to not have a romantic partner. I know she feels very insecure about that, at times. I had wanted to invite her along, but I... Well, I knew she'd feel bothered over being a 'seventh wheel' - so I just..."
"I think she planned on shopping with some friends tonight, anyway," George added. "If I recall correctly... didn't you girls plan on spending 'girl time' with her, tomorrow?"
"Yeah, we did," Maria added, smiling. "We're gonna go catch a movie, and then spend some time at the mall. We sure do try our best to make her feel included, so... We try to be mindful of the fact that she isn't dating anyone, and that she really shouldn't..."
"... feel insecure," Suzy finished. "I still remember how Marty and I started dating. It's so amazing to think of how quickly things went. I was still so new in town, and I barely knew anyone. Some of my first friends really had turned out to be shallow - but then I managed to make some real friends, including you and Marlene. It ended up being..."
"Well, seeing as I grew up in Hill Valley," Maria pointed out, "I don't exactly have much experience with being new, so I can't completely relate. Still, I can rather imagine how it must feel - being in a new town, not knowing anyone, and trying to make friends."
"At least, we had each other," Julie explained, smiling. "We've really been best friends our whole lives, being cousins close to the same age. Of course, it really helps that we also have similar interests. I guess it's really just like the relationship between Emmett, George, and Marty Jr. It is very fascinating what all happened within the past year."
"Of course, we all graduated from high school," Emmett commented, "and we are now adults. I guess, within the next few years, we'll have our own places. I simply wonder where we'll be living. Chances are, we'd start out living in apartments - until we..."
"... can afford to own our homes," Marty Jr finished. "Even though our parents have a lot of money, they'd really want for us to get jobs - and be responsible for our own futures. They certainly wouldn't want for us to be dependent on them, and all that."
"Yeah, and that's very understandable," George agreed, nodding. "Our parents have always been real lenient with us, and respected our rights as individuals. Still, they've also taught us to have responsibility - and taught us to respect the value of a dollar."
"And that not everyone is as fortunate as we are," Marty Jr added. "Well, Suzy, I am so glad that I was there - when Griff was really harassing you. In a way, it's similar to how our grandparents met. Then, within a few months, Emmett and Julie also started having a relationship with each other. Then, finally, George and Maria began to..."
"Yeah, that's right," George replied, cheerfully. He then turned to Maria, and thought of just how pretty she was. Indeed, she rather looked so much like her mother. Maria then caught George's gaze, and smiled back. "I love you, Maria. I'm glad that we..."
"... realized our love for each other," Maria whispered back. "Yeah, I guess it took for Marty and Emmett to fall in love with the MacArthurs for us to simply... We do still get the occasional comment about... us. I don't care what other people think, though."
"Right, I don't care what judgemental people think," George replied, emphatically. "It just says so much more about them, then it does about us. After all, it's nobody else's business how wechoose to live our lives. Live and let live, and all that."
"That's the spirit," Maria agreed, nodding. "It's so nice that we can go on triple dates with Marty, Emmett, and the MacArthurs. Suzy and Julie both are very nice girls."
"I actually must admit," Emmett commented, softly. "It did weird me out, at first - with Maria being my cousin, albeit not by blood. I did get over it - and, now, I'm real happy for the two of you. It's so obvious that you two really are smitten with each other."
Emmett's remark made George blush, a little bit - but, at the same time, he knew that his cousin was right. While he and Maria had yet to do the deed, he was quite unable to stop dreaming about their future - and picturing just how their children would look. He wondered what kind of parents they would be. Indeed, he was addicted to love.