Ok, this is the second story I've ever posted. The first one was a complete crash and burn. watches the smoke continue to billow And I expect this one to as well, but oh well. I had the idea pop into my head, and I was about to go crazy if I didn't type it out.
Anywho, this is probably gonna turn out to be nothing big and something i'll probably plop somewhere to collect dust. But I hope someone enjoys it anyway.
Disclaimer: I do not have any ownership of Transformers, or the Micheal Bay 2007 Movie, Transformers. Please do not sue me. I have no money and no life. falls to knees and cries "Noooooooo!"
Taking Care of You
"Come on, Carlie. It's just for the weekend. Please!"
Why wasn't I surprised. If it's not food, then it's the most bizarre of favors.
I let out an exasperated sigh and gave in. "Alright! But just this once!"
A hushed 'yes!' could be heard over the other end. I could not help but smile. "Bring them over around 6pm tonight. But remember, just this once, Sam! I've got kids to take care of after all."
With a quick, "yes ma'am!" he hung up the phone. My ear was still pressed to the ear piece as I heard the small 'click' and then a dial tone.
Sighing once again, I turned it off and placed the phone back on the charger. "I'm such a softie." The sarcasm rolling off my tongue.
I could hear the children playing out in the field, their laughter echoing into the house. "I'd better not find ya'll tossing around in Moo's muddy pig pen again!"
Gasps followed and then the sound of scrambling feet could be heard. A small laugh escaped me. "kids..."
Grabbing my hat and some gloves, I made my way outside. Destination? The hose. With a little playfulness in my voice, I gave a great shout, "Alright you little devils, who gets the hose first!?" I laughed as they made a dash across the field trying to get away as fast as their adolescent legs could carry them.
"Thank you so much, Carlie. I know today was a bit last minute, but my boss was having a conniption over the new housing development plans."
A business woman in her 40s stood in the doorway with a grateful smile brandishing her face. The small arms of a little girl clung to her business skirt.
"It's all right, Mrs. Jenson. It's always a pleasure to have little Miss Judie around." I got to my knees and held out my arms. The child smiled and ran into them, giving me the tightest bear hug she could muster.
"Thanks again. Come on, sweetie." Taking her daughter's hand, they made there way out of the house and to the car. As Judie was being strapped into her booster seat, she gave a quick wave.
I smiled and waved back.
Children, such sweet and innocent little beings. All my life, I've loved caring for children. Even as a child, I took care of them. Mum always said I was born to be a mother. That's why I opened up my home as a small daycare. I deemed it a fantastic idea since there's so much space on the ranch.
A small shuffling of feet caught my attention. Closing the screen door, I swept into the hallway and saw my cousin holding a jar of peanut butter and a loaf of bread. A slow smile crept on my face.
"Peanut butter? My favourite." With a quick wink, I softly guided her back into the kitchen to make her sandwich.
I watched her eat slowly and silently. I couldn't help but notice how much she looked like her mother. How long has it been now? Two years? Two years since the terrible accident.
I'm always in awe at how well this one, little child took her own mother's death so well. Of course, she cried, but over all, she did not sink into a horrible depression as I had feared.
Every time the subject of her mother would come up. She would simply say, "Mom's up there." and point skyward. "And she's watching over me."
Smiling, I reached out for her arm and held it lightly.
"Adrianna? I've got a little favor to do for a friend this weekend." The little girl peered from behind her peanut butter sandwich, curiosity in her eyes.
"Sam asked me to take care of some stuff for his friends while he's off with his parents on vacation. So we're gonna' have a bit of a crowded field. But no worries, I'm sure it won't hinder you or those little rascals from making a mess of the place."
I could hear a little giggle come from behind the sandwich.
"Where's Sam going?"
"He's going out to visit some distant relatives. He'll be taking Mikaela too, so I'm afraid we'll have to survive on our own this weekend."
She seemed a little downcast at the mention of that. Every weekend Mikaela would come down to the ranch and help us with the fields.
I felt compelled to cheer her up. So it seems a little jeer was in order. I leaned back on my chair and folded my hands behind my head. "Well, that's right by me. I'd say this will be the most relaxing of weekends. What with you two devils separated for once."
"Hey!" she squeaked out indignantly. With a burst of laughter, I ruffled her hair and made a quick dash out of the kitchen before I could be reprimanded."
As soon as I heard her whine a loud, "Caaaarliiiiiiiiiiiie!" The honk of a car horn blasted from outside. I made my way to the front.
"Adrianna, Sam's here!" I shouted across the house. The sound of a chair scraping the floor and the clatter of a plate could be heard. "Coming!"
I pushed the screen door open and worked my way outside. "Hey Sam!"
My steps faltered at the end of the porch stairs as I took in the scene before me.
"What the-? How did you get all of these cars here!?"
Sam Witwicky smiled sheepishly as he finished stepping out of his Camaro. "Mikaela helped me out." As soon as that was said, Mikaela hopped out of the car. "Hey, Carlie—."
I couldn't' help but give Sam an incredulous look. Huh…Two people, four cars. And they were both in the same vehicle. If that's not a little fishy, I don't know what is.
I snapped out of my thoughts when Adrianna came bolting out of the house, straight for Sam. "Sam, Mikaela!"
Immediately, their faces lit up at the sight of her. Sam ran over and picked her up, Mikaela coming up next to them. I couldn't help but laugh at the sight.
I finally closed the space between myself and the group. "So, let's take a look at the temporary additions to the household, shall we?"
Walking around them, I took notice of the eccentric ensemble before me.
A light whistle escaped from my lips. "Geeze, that's one heck of a paint job there. Who 'pimped' the truck?" I lifted my eyebrow at the flames slicking across the 18-wheeler's body.
Sam let loose a nervous laugh. "My friend has…um…unique tastes?"
I laughed whole-heartedly and moved on. "Nice GMC! Look at the truck bed! It's huge!" I gripped at the side and looked questioningly at Sam. "May I?"
Without a second thought, He waved his hand in acceptance, "Sure."
Jumping into the back, I made a slight squeal of delight. "Look at this, oh my, it's got everything!" Pushing open the back window, I stuck my head inside. My voice was muffled as I ranted on about everything.
"What was that?" Mikaela shouted with a hint of amusement in her voice.
I poked my head back out of the window. "Huh? Oh! Nothing. Never mind."
Hopping down, I walked over to the Hummer. "Wow, I didn't know you knew anyone in the medical field, Sam."
"Uh, yeah…you know how it is. Summer time. Make new friends. Nothing out of the norm."
I heard Mikaela snort at that comment and my head slightly turned to the left in question.
Sam just shrugged his shoulders. "So, we'll just be gone for the weekend. Hopefully, it's not too much of a burden."
I smiled once more. I've been doing that a lot lately… "It's no problem. Really. I'll make sure they're taken care of. There aren't any horses staying at the ranch this summer, so my schedule is pretty empty."
"Okay. We're just gonna make sure everything is in order, then head out."
"I don't know about this, Sam. We don't even know this person."
Sam sighed, "Don't worry. She's cool. I doubt anything will happen. Besides, what do you want me to do? That government facility hasn't finished being renovated, and it's not like I can let you stay at my house, especially after everyone destroyed my parent's backyard. And I really don't think leaving all of you to wander around with no safe place to stay would be plausible. Besides, it's only for a week. I'm sure things will be ready by the time I get back."
"Yeah, I'm sure everything will work out fine, Optimus." Mikaela rested her arm around Sam's shoulder and nodded in reassurance.
"Just make sure nothing happens while we're gone." Sam and Mikaela hopped out of the 18-wheeler and stopped short when they were confronted by Adrianna. "Hey, what's wrong Adrianna?"
"What were you talking about?"
"Uuuuh…nothing much…just making sure everything was in working order." Sam laughed hesitantly.
"Uh huh…suuuuuuuuure." Turning around quickly, Adrianna ran over to Carlie.
"Caaaaaarliiiiiiiiiiiiie, Sam and Mikaela were doing no-no's!"
"What!?" Sam faltered and Mikaela busted out laughing.
And that's the end of that. :O Yeah, I know. Nothing exciting. smoke is still billowing
Any nice/constructive comments are loved and appreciated. Hopefully, it didn't stink so bad that your mind turned to mush. O I won't be held accountable for that. cough . ' runs away with a plane ticket and suitcase