Half an hour later, the turkey sat on the counter, black and covered in the foam from the extinguisher. Ferb and his brother stood, also covered in the foam. Candace had run to get showered and changed; everything seemed to be well.
"Sorry," Phineas murmured.
"What did I do?"
"I was just jealous. We've always been so close. I don't want any girl coming between our friendship. You've always been so focused on our projects, on the stuff we do together. But you were focusing on that girl instead, and it was messing things up."
"You thought she could replace you?" Ferb laughed from relief. "Phineas, you'll always be my best friend. You know that. We've been best friends since we were 4. Nothing will ever change that. Especially not some girl."
"Great. So, how about that amazingly huge pile of leaves?"
"Tomorrow. I think we've had enough excitement for one day."
When Linda and Lawrence returned home at 9 that evening, the turkey had been disposed of, the smell has dissipated, and Phineas and Ferb were sitting on the couch, watching TV.
"Welcome home," Phineas greeted. Linda smiled wearily.
"Thanks, Phineas. How was your day, boys?" Phineas and Ferb looked at each other.
"It was pretty good," Ferb said softly. "I think Thanksgiving definitely fulfilled its purpose."
Linda and Lawrence looked at each other, a little confused.
"Yeah," Phineas agreed, hugging his brother. "But, uh, Mom? We definitely need a new smoke detector."
A/n The last chapter of my Thanksgiving story! And before midnight! (My time, anyway.) I actually managed to pull it off! I haz a proud. I hope you enjoyed it :) I hope they weren't too out of character. It's hard to put a lot of characterization into such a short story.