|GB Plus Me Forever
Author: Redcatie7 PM
The continuing adventures of Jennifer and the Ghostbusters.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 17,005 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 03-10-13 - Published: 04-21-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8047433
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"Egon, I'm nervous," whispered Jennifer. She stared at the small house out of her car window anxiously. The two had come to this place because they been invited to the Spengler Family Reunion.
"You shouldn't be," said Egon consolingly.
"But what if…what if they don't like me?" Jennifer asked, giving him a wounded look.
Egon put his hand on her shoulder and looked deeply into her eyes. "They will," he said firmly.
Jennifer stared at him momentarily, then nodded. "Okay."
The two of them got out the car and made their way to the front door of the house. Jennifer felt butterflies in her stomach as Egon rang the doorbell.
The front door opened. "Uncle Egon!" exclaimed the young man who had answered.
"Hello, Ed," said Egon, shaking his hand. "It's good to see you."
"Good to see you too," said Ed merrily. He looked at Jennifer and smiled. "Hello. I'm Ed Spengler, Egon's nephew."
Jennifer smiled, already feeling comfortable. "Well, I'm Jennifer, Egon's wife. It's nice to meet you."
Ed laughed. "We'll have to introduce to you my sister! Her name's Jennifer too."
"Really?" said Jennifer. "Wow, what a coincidence."
"Well, come on in," said Ed, letting the two of them in. "Everybody's here."
Egon, Jennifer, and Ed went into the living room. The room was full of people. Jennifer counted eleven in all. "Come on, let me introduce you to everyone," said Ed, steering them toward a pretty looking woman standing near the door, with a five year old boy tugging at her skirt and a three year old girl straddling her knee. "This is my wife, Maria," said Ed proudly, wrapping an arm around her shoulder. "Maria, this is my uncle Egon and his wife, Jennifer."
"It's so nice to finally meet you, Dr. Spengler," said Maria, shyly smiling. She had tan skin and curly auburn hair. "Ed's told me so much about you."
"Whatever he said, it was true," said Jennifer proudly. "And are these your little ones?"
"Oh, yes," said Maria, looking down at the children. "This is Greg, and this is Katrina."
"We named her after Grandmother Katherine, Egon," said Ed.
"I see," said Egon, nodding. Katherine, dead now, had been his mother and the grandmother of Ed. Edison, Egon's father, was dead too.
"I have a daughter too," said Jennifer. "Her name is Alice. But she couldn't come today, she had to man the firehouse."
"Oh, your daughter is a Ghostbuster?" said Maria, looking at Egon.
"Stepdaughter, actually," said Egon. "And yes, she is."
"Uncle Egon?" called a voice. Egon and Jennifer turned around to see a young woman with a baby in her arms standing behind them. "It's me! Jen!"
Jennifer guessed that this must be Egon's niece, the one who had the same name as her.
"Hello, Jen," said Egon. "My, you've grown."
"Yup," said Jen proudly. "I'm all grown up now. I've even got a girl of my own." She gestured to the baby in her arms. "This is Bella."
"Oh, she's adorable," said Jennifer, leaning in to see the infant better.
"Thank you," said Jen, grinning proudly. "She just five months old…and you are?"
Jennifer laughed. "I'm Jennifer, Egon's wife."
Jen laughed too. "Well I'm Jennifer, Egon's niece. It's nice to meet you."
"And you as well," said Jennifer.
Half an hour later, Jennifer had met everyone at the party, including Jen's husband Richard, and Egon's uncle Jack, and Egon's two cousins Rudy and Isadora. She had also met Egon's sister-in-law, Emily, the mother of Ed and Jen.
"Where's your husband?" Jennifer had asked. She was curious to meet Egon's brother, wondering if they'd be anything alike.
"You mean you haven't met him?" Emily asked. "Well, you will. Soon enough." Then she'd laughed and walked away.
Jennifer was confused for a second, then shrugged. Whatever that meant.
Jennifer looked around Egon. She spotted him by the table, eating a cookie. She should have known he'd be getting his daily sugar fix right about now. She moseyed over to him and said. "Hey. I think your family actually likes me."
Egon looked up at her. "What?"
"Well, I was worried that your family wouldn't like me, but your uncle Jack called me 'sweetheart', so maybe they do," babbled Jennifer. "I don't know, what do you think?"
Egon stared at her confusedly. "What?" Jennifer said. "What is it?"
"I'm sorry," said Egon, "but I'm afraid I'm don't know who you are. Should I?"
"Uh, yeah," snorted Jennifer, thinking Egon was making a joke and decided to play along. "I was the prostitute you paid for last night. How could you not remember such exquisite love making?"
Egon's eyebrow shot up. "What?" he said, aghast.
"Jennifer, there you are," called a voice from behind her. Jennifer turned around. A man had come up beside her. It was…Egon?
Jennifer looked back at the man he had been talking to. He was still staring at her as if she was the thing from outer space. But he was definitely Egon. Jennifer looked back to the other man. He was Egon too! Jennifer's head ping-ponged back and forth between the two Egons confusedly. She was so shocked she couldn't even say anything.
The second man noticed the first man, who was still staring at Jennifer in alarm, and said to her, "Oh, I see you've met my twin brother."
"T-t-t-twin?" sputtered Jennifer.
"Yes," continued the second man. "Jennifer, meet Elon Spengler."
Jennifer looked at the first man, then the second one again. Then she realized what was going on and blushed furiously. "Oh no!"
"What is it?" said the real Egon.
"I believe there's been a mistaken case of identity, brother," said Egon's double, who no longer looked shocked but now somewhat amused. "Your wife obviously thought I was you. Not an uncommon mistake, am I right?"
"True," agreed Egon, nodding.
"I am so sorry," said Jennifer to Elon, humiliated.
"It's all right," said Elon, smiling to show Jennifer that all previously made innuendos would not be mentioned. "And by the way, it's a pleasure to meet you, Jennifer. I thought my brother here would never take a bride."
Jennifer gave Egon a tiny smile. Egon rolled his eyes at his brother. "When you want the best, you have to wait."
Jennifer blushed. "I see charm runs in the family," she joked.
"Yes," agreed Elon. "But I believe I got the looks in the family." He smirked at Egon.
"Then I got the brains," Egon shot back, also smirking.
"Touché," agreed Elon.
Jennifer looked at both of the men and shook her head. "Freaky," she muttered under her breath.