|The Other Duncan Sister
Author: escritorwriter PM
What if there was another Duncan sister? Tabitha Duncan is the twin sister of Teddy Duncan. R&RRated: Fiction T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,436 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 05-12-13 - Published: 06-11-12 - id: 8208339
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"Hi Charlie." my twin sister Teddy says from the family room. The kitchen window that connects to the room was open, so I could hear her. "It's Teddy here. So right now, you're nine months old and everything is going great."
She walks into the kitchen where my mom, dad, my brothers PJ and Gabe, and I were all at.
"This is my twin Tabitha! You didn't meet her in my first video diary because she was being lazy and didn't wake up."
"Hey!" I laugh, giving her a playful shove.
"Anyways, what I'm about to show you is kind of disturbing, so brace yourself."
I hear my parents baby-talking so I just kind of zone out until I see PJ with his headphones on. "PJ." I say, hitting his shoulder. "PJ!" I repeat.
"PJ!" Gabe shouts across the table.
"Tabby wants you."
"What?" he asks me.
"What are you listening to?"
"The history of ballet. It's a lot better than baby talk." I laugh at him as he puts his headphones back on.
"You've got four great babysitters right here."
"Whoa, whoa, I didn't sign up for that." I say to Teddy.
"I'm glad I didn't hear that!" PJ shouts at us.
"Hey mom, you wanna see a magic trick?" Gabe asks.
"Sure!" she responds.
"Prepare to be amazed!" He pulled the kitchen tablecloth off the table, knocking dishes over.
"I could use a night out."
"Dude! You knocked over my cereal!" I yell at Gabe. All in all, me and my siblings get along, except when food was involved. Even though she's my twin, I don't hang out with Teddy as much as Gabe and PJ. We argue about it for a while, which ends in a wrestling match, which ends in me winning, as always.
"Whatever." Gabe muttered and walked away as I chuckled to myself.
"Hey Tabby!" PJ calls and I go over to the couch. "Watch this video!"
"Okay, okay!" I click play and set the laptop on my lap while PJ is on my right and Gabe sits down at my left.
"Okay everyone!" my mom says. "Be good, have fun. Love you."
"Yeah, yeah..." all three of us muttered uninterested.
"Tabby, how can you stand to hang around them all day?"
"Teddy, dear." I stand up and put my hand on her shoulder. "I don't have a social life." I shake my head and laugh along with Teddy.
"Anyways, I divided the time evenly and we all get an hour with Charlie, who's going first?"
"Um, I got to go pluck my eyebrows. Uh, see ya." I say and quickly stand up, heading to the basement.
"Yeah, I should go with her...you know, make sure she doesn't poke herself in the eye, and, uh, die." Gabe stammers as he follows me down the stairs while I'm cracking up laughing.
"Ok," Teddy said, coming downstairs later while I was sprawled across the couch trying to push Gabe off with my feet. "PJ took Charlie to the park, Tabitha, you're next."
"Ugh!" I groan and finally push my brother off. I look down to see him on the floor, moaning. "Well, that worked." I laughed as I hear the door slam. "Aw man!"
I get on my high tops and go upstairs and Teddy and Gabe follow.
"I love this baby!" PJ says. "Anytime she wants to go to the park, sign me up!"
"What's up with you?" I ask.
"Charlie met a friend, PJ met a friend. Her name's Emma and she's really, really cute!"
"Congrats bro." I say, fist-pounding my brother.
"Wait, who's Emma?" Gabe says, just joining the conversation."
"An angel...the girl who moved into my heart."
"Did you tell her about the space available in your head?" I ask, knocking on his skull.
"Ha, ha, ha." I high five Gabe and Teddy starts to talk.
"PJ!" she says, panicked. "You brought home the wrong baby!"
"What? No I didn't!" I walk over and take a look at the baby in the stroller and started freaking out.
"That is definitely the wrong baby!"
"Yeah!" Teddy takes off the diaper. "Wrong parts!"
A stream of pee comes up and all four of us just miss it.
"Nothing wrong with those parts!" Gabe says.
"Ew." I say and sit down with Gabe on the couch, stealing one of his comics from the stack he had on the coffee table and start flipping through it as PJ starts to talk about Emma.
"Dude, just call her!" I call out.
He stands up and dials it. "Hello? Is Emma there?" He pauses. "This is a Chinese restaurant?"
I sigh and stand up and take the phone from PJ, closing it. "Not surprised." Gabe says.
Teddy' phone rings and she looks at the caller Id. "Oh no!" she says before answering it. "Hi mom!"
I facepalm and sit back down, putting my head on Gabe's shoulder, sighing. "This sucks."
"But it was so romantic!" PJ whines.
"Sorry PJ." I really do feel sympathetic for him. I mean, he's my brother and we hang out a lot, so we're really close. He's the one I go to when I'm in stick situations, not my twin sister, which is very surprising to me.
Teddy starts making monkey noises trying to imitate Charlie. I laugh and take the phone away from her.
"Hi mom!" I say.
"Tabby is something wrong?" she asks. "That didn't sound like Charlie."
"It's because...that wasn't Charlie!" Teddy gives me an 'are-you-an-idiot?' look. "It was a TV show. Here's Charlie." I hold the phone away a bit and make realistic baby noises.
"Alright, bye mom!"
"Bye Tabitha." I hang up and turn to Teddy. "Honestly, I was getting more monkey there." She glares and grabs the stroller, probably heading to the park.
"C'mon guys, we're going to the park." I say.
"And meet the girl who blew off PJ?" Gabe says, standing up. "I'm there."
After looking around for a while, we still couldn't find her. I wander away, looking for her in the playground area. I felt a tug on my jacket, so I bent down, eye-level to the little girl. "Excuse me, but will play on the teeter-totter with me? No one will play with me." She looked so sad. Of course I said yes.
So I played with the girl, for a long while actually. Once she had to leave, I go around looking for PJ, Teddy, and Gabe. I couldn't find them anywhere.
"Great." I mumbled out to myself and dialed the very familiar number into my phone.
"Gee, thanks a lot!" I yell when Teddy answered the phone.
"Oh my gosh!" Her voice became more distant, so I figured she was talking to the boys. "We forgot Tabitha!" She came back and I started talking again.
"Look, I'm ten minutes away from the restaurant mom and dad are at, I'll go there, you meet me there, and we'll walk in together to tell them."
"Alright, see ya soon."
"Bye." I hang up the phone and start walking to my destination. We were going to be in so much trouble when we told them. I didn't want to, but we had to get Charlie back.
We finally meet back up and we're standing in the entrance of the dining area.
"I don't believe it!" PJ says.
"What?" Gabe asks.
"So there's Charlie?" I say. "We're saved!"
"Not quite." Teddy says, pointing to our parents who were waving at us.
"Oh shoot." I lean down to whisper in Gabe's ear. "Do the tablecloth trick."
"Here?" I nod. "Are you sure?" I nod again.
"Now go!" Teddy comes back from talking to them just as Gabe comes over. "Get ready to switch babies." I say to Teddy.
Food flips everywhere and Teddy and I hurry to switch the babies. Emma grabs Charlie from her brother's stroller and I take her while Teddy gives the boy to Emma. I run Charlie back over to PJ.
"Mission accomplished." I smile proudly. PJ goes to talk to Emma, so I bring Charlie over to mom and dad, along with Teddy. Gabe was long gone.
"My widdle baby." she says in a baby voice.
"This is probably the only time I'll be glad to hear baby talk."
"I know right?"
Later back at home, our parents asked us a bunch of questions. Lucky us. And we got busted when no one knew what to say about the stain on the rug from the baby's pee cannon.
Afterwards, I help Teddy make her video diary. She turned the camera on Charlie while I was sitting on the floor, playing with her.
"Yeahh..Well, Charlie, now you're home-safe and sound and everything turned out okay. For you." Teddy says as she turns the video camera around. "It would've been okay for us too, but...when we got home, mom started asking all these questions..and no one really had an answer to the pee stains in the living room." I get up and sit beside Teddy, and I start talking.
"But we do have to clean it up, which really sucks."
Mom came and sat down beside me. "And all the kids got in trouble. So the lesson is, if you try to pull anything over on me...good luck Charlie."
"Amen to that." I say and Teddy shuts off the video camera.
This chapter alone is 5 pages on Word and 1,563 words. Yay!