Alvin, Simon, and Theodore were playing freeze tag in their front yard one summer evening.
"Tag!" Alvin yelled happily when he tagged Simon, "You're frozen Simon!"
"Oh poo!" Simon exclaimed, "Theodore, hurry! Unfreeze me!"
"I'm trying!" Theodore shrieked as he just barely escaped Alvin's tag and tagged Simon to unfreeze him.
"Aw, nuts!" Alvin yelled, "I almost had you!"
"Better luck next time, Alvin," Simon said as he took off running towards the house.
Inside Dave was cleaning up the kitchen from dinner. He glanced out the window and smiled when he saw his boys running around outside, having a good time. Then he let out a sigh. He wished the boys could have a mother that could be around for them more often. Then he glanced at them out the window and then smiled again when he realized how happy they were.
Outside, the Chipettes came running into their yard.
"Hey, guys," Brittney said, "Whatcha up to?"
"Freeze tag!" Theodore chirped, "Wanna play?"
"Sure!" the girls all shrieked happily at once.
"Ha-ha Alvin!" Simon teased, "Now you have to freeze all five of us!"
"Aw, double nuts!" Alvin shouted, "I'm gonna getcha all!" They all started running, Alvin tagged Brittney first, "Gotcha!"
"Hey!" Brittney shouted, "That's not fair! I was just getting started!"
"So!" Alvin argued, "You gotta be quicker!" Brittney groaned angrily at Alvin.
"Hold on, Brittney!" Theodore cried, "I'll unfreeze you!" As Theodore was running he tripped and fell on the driveway and scraped his knee.
"Ow!" he cried, "That hurt!" He began to cry as he pulled up his pant leg to look at his bleeding knee.
"Theodore!" Simon cried as he ran up to his baby brother, "Are you alright?" Theodore sniffed.
"I think so," he said continuing to cry a little. Alvin and the Chipettes came up to Theodore to check and see if he's okay, "I just need a band-aid."
"Okay," Simon said as he helped him up and helped him walk inside, "You guys can continue your game if you want, I'll be out in a minute."
"Okay," Alvin said. Simon and Theodore walked inside.
"Dave!" Simon called, "Where are you? Theodore has a booboo!" Dave walked downstairs.
"I'm coming," he said, "Aw, what happened?"
"He tripped and scraped his knee on the driveway," Simon said.
"Aw, come on," Dave said as he lifted Theodore up and carried him in the bathroom, "I'll clean you up and get you a band-aid." Simon went back outside to join the game. Dave set Theodore down on the toilet and rolled up his pant leg. He wiped off his knee with a wet rag and then put some peroxide on it.
"Ouch!" Theodore shrieked, "That stuff burns!"
"I know," Dave said, "it's okay, that means it's killing the germs."
"Oh," Theodore said. Dave put a band-aid over his scrape and kissed it.
"All better?" he asked. Theodore nodded and smiled at him, "Are you gonna go back outside and play?"
"Yeah," Theodore replied, "Thanks Dave," Theodore jumped down off the toilet and skipped back outside. Dave sighed happily as he watched Theodore skip out the door.
One hour later, outside, the Chipmunks and Chipettes were still playing tag, and Alvin was still it.
"Okay," Simon finally said, "You know what? Alvin, you lose."
"No!" Alvin shouted, "Why?!"
"Because you've been it for hours and you haven't gotten more than one person frozen at a time!" Simon shouted back, "I'm pretty sure that means you lose now."
"No!" Alvin screamed angrily, "I want a rematch!"
"A rematch?!" Brittney shouted, "How on earth is a rematch gonna make a difference?" Alvin glared at Simon and Brittney. The front door swung open.
"Boys!" Dave called, "It's getting dark, time to come in!"
"Okay," They called back as they ran in the house and the girls headed back home.
"Why don't you fellas go get your pajamas on?" Dave suggested.
"Okay," They said as they ran up the stairs to do as they were asked. As they were changing a sudden thought came to Theodore's mind. Something he'd never really thought about before.
"Do you guys think Dave ever gets lonely?" Theodore asked as he zipped up his pajamas and sat on the edge of his bed. Simon and Alvin looked at Theodore, then at each other.
"No," Alvin said, "He has us, doesn't he?"
"Well," Theodore said, "I mean when we're not around, like when we're playing with the Chipettes or at school."
"Oh," Alvin said, "Maybe, I guess it would kinda stink when he has to be home alone for a long time."
"I agree," Simon added, "I feel kinda bad for him sometimes." Alvin thought for a few minutes, then an idea came to him.
"Hey! I know!" he said happily, "What it we found a girlfriend for Dave?"
"I don't know, Alvin," Simon said, "What if we pick someone he doesn't like? Better yet, why don't we just encourage him to find a girlfriend?"
"Hm," Alvin said as he thought about what Simon had just suggested, "I like that. Dave would be happy, and we might even have a step-mom!"
"Yay" Theodore cheered.
"Fellas!" Dave called from downstairs, "America's Funniest Videos are on!" The boys jumped up and rushed downstairs to watch it. They loved AFV, they loved to see people being randomly hit or just randomly fall down. As they sat in the living room, Theodore could no longer hold in his curiosity.
"Dave," he said, "Are you ever lonely?" Dave just stared at him for a second.
"Of course not," he replied, "I have you guys."
"I know," he replied, "but what about when we're not around?" Dave frowned.
"Well," he hesitated, "I-I guess sometimes I do get a little lonely." They could tell Dave was lying, he got really lonely.
"You should get a woman, Dave," Alvin suggested.
"You mean a girlfriend?" Dave sounded surprised, even though it was obvious he knew where that conversation was going, "W-well, I don't know, fellas, I don't think I have the time. You know, with writing songs and raising you fellas, I just don't think I'll have the free time for dating."
"That's okay," Alvin said, "We could just act more independent when your dating. Theodore could cook, Simon could be in charge, and I could…well…I could help."
"Well," Dave said, "I'd hire a babysitter, if I were to do that, but I'm not sure I wanna do that. I'll think about it. Thank you for thinking of me, though." He smiled at them. They all hugged. Dave looked at the clock. "Oh," he said, "time for bed."
"Okay," they said as they hopped off the couch and headed for the stairs, "Night Dave!"
"Night fellas!" he called back.
Yeah, I know, Chapter 1 is not that interesting, but trust me, it gets way more interesting and intense! Just hang on to your britches, Chapter 2 is coming up! Reviews would be much appreciated!