Some more Molly and T-dawg cuteness for y'all. Gonna keep all of our little collaborations in this here so they are all in the one place, much easier that way :) Enjoy guys!

"Kyle! Julia! Breakfast is on the table come on down." Penny yelled from the kitchen, in the direction of the stairs that led up to the bedroom's, hearing muffled groans of displeasure instantly in return.

Picking up her cup of coffee, Penny leant back against the kitchen counter with one arm folded across her stomach as she looked over the room, still dressed in her robe and her hair still un-brushed, cherishing the last few moments of peace before her tired and grumpy children arrived. Unfortunately they had inherited her lousy attitude to being awake before the clock hit double figures, but at least she had coffee to make her mornings a little better.

Suddenly the sound of a high pitched squeal followed by an abundance of muffled giggles filled the air, instantly making her smile as she recognized her little girls laughter. Turning her head in the direction of the noise, Penny softly laughed as she watched Leonard walk into the room with Julia over his shoulder, her little five year old legs kicking out against his chest, and with Kyle walking directly in front of him, rubbing his eyes as Leonard put a hand on his shoulder to lead him to the dining table.

"Daddy!" Julia giggled as she squirmed on his shoulder. "Put me down!"

Chuckling, Leonard maneuvered the little girl from his shoulder and sat her down on her seat, "There you go. Now, eat up you two. Then you can wash up and get dressed for school." He said, his statement being met with a yawn and a nod from Julia and a simple groan from his eight year old son as Leonard gently ruffled his bright blonde hair.

"Good morning." Penny said with a smile as Leonard shuffled towards her in his red robe and white socks, putting her coffee down on the counter as she reached out to put her arms around his neck.

"Morning." He muttered, holding her waist as he gave her a quick peck on the lips. "You were up extra early this morning. It's not like you."

Smiling, Penny rested her forehead against his. "I'm excited. It's our baby girls first day at elementary school, and the first time in a long time that this house will be free of children for more than a couple of hours."

"That's true. It's going to be so quiet."

"Oh, I don't know about that." Penny smirked, lowering her voice just a little, "I think things are going to get pretty noisy."

"I knew there was a reason I took the day off work." Sharing a laugh, they leaned in once more to kiss one another on the lips.

"Eww!" A little girls voice in the background exclaimed, "Mommy! Daddy! Stop it!"

"Okay, okay, we're stopping sweetie, just finish your breakfast." Penny said, holding in a laugh as she moved her arms down from around his neck and placing her palms on his chest. "It'll be fun being able to kiss outside of our bedroom again without being yelled at."

Leaning in closer, Leonard pulled Penny tighter to him as he wrapped his arms around her back, "It'll be fun being able to do more than-"

At that moment, Julia stood up from her seat, holding her empty breakfast bowl proudly out in front of her. "Finished!"

Penny turned her head away from Leonard's, clearing her throat. "Good girl, you even finished the milk! You want to go get washed and dressed?"

Julia put her bowl back down on the table before running towards and up the stairs.

"I'm done too." Kyle mumbled as he stood from the table.

"Excellent, sweetie. Go wash up, and remember to comb your hair!" Penny chuckled.

"Oh man." Kyle groaned, shaking his head slightly before picking up his and his sisters bowls to take into the kitchen before heading upstairs.

"So..." Penny turned back to Leonard, biting her lip. "A whole morning and afternoon with the house to ourselves."

"Mmhmm." Leonard smiled, gently placing his lips over hers, before slowly pulling back. "But first we've got to get dressed and take Grumpy and Sleepy to school."

"Good point." Penny agreed, and the two of them began to make their way upstairs. "Did you pack their backpacks?"

"Yup, they're downstairs by the door. You make the packed lunches?"

"Made them this morning, lunchboxes are on the kitchen counter. Signed the forms?" Penny asked, as they made their way into their bedroom, closing the door before dropping their robes and heading over to their respective sides of the closet.

"All done and in little files in their backpacks. Did you sign off their summer reading and activities list?" Leonard pulled off his white pajama t-shirt to pull on a plain green t-shirt instead.

"Uh-huh," Penny mumbled, doing up her bra and pulling a loose fitting white t-shirt over her head. "But next time you're in charge of that, Kyle was reading way faster than me. Ugh, my hair." Penny frowned, catching sight of herself in the mirror as she did up her own pants. Reaching out for her brush, she watched as Leonard made his way into the en-suite bathroom in the mirror reflection.

Once her hair had been brushed through and she'd tied it up in a top knot, Penny went into the bathroom to brush her teeth as Leonard went to check on the kids. Grabbing a dark blue blazer as she left the room, Penny headed over to Julia's room as she shrugged it on. "You ready baby girl?"

There was a scrambling behind the door, before Julia appeared, placing her hands on her hips. "Do I look like a big girl going to school, Mommy?"

"Oh, you do!" Penny smiled, crouching down to give her daughter a hug. "You all ready for your first day of school?"

"I'm excited!"

"Good! Shall we go downstairs?"

"Race you!" Julia ran past Penny, who simply laughed to herself as she stood up and began to make her way back downstairs.

As she had expected, she found Leonard and Kyle sitting on the sofa with a reading book. She smiled to herself at this for a moment, before making her way over to them.

"Alright bookworms, it's time to go. You ready for the new school year Kyle?"

"Uh-huh," Kyle nodded eagerly, as Leonard put the book down on the coffee table. "We're studying the Tudors this year!"

"Wow!" Penny grinned. "You can tell me all about them then. Go put your shoes on sweetie - Julia might need some help with her laces, I'm just going to grab your lunchboxes."

"Did you get me the Green Lantern one?"

"Yeah, and Hello Kitty for Julia."

"Awesome." Kyle nodded approvingly, before rushing down the hallway.

Penny turned, smiling as she watched her little boy run enthusiastically to his room, feeling Leonard's arms wrap around her stomach as he stood behind her mere seconds later.

"You're handling this a lot better than you did the last time." He muttered, his chin resting on her shoulder.

"What do you mean?" Penny replied curiously as her hands covered his.

"Remember when Kyle had his first day at school?" He tilted his head to face hers better, a small smile curling on to his lips, "You were a mess."

"I wasn't that bad." She said, leaning her head against his as her mind instantly travelled back to that day.

"You were." He squeezed his arms tighter around her. "You were almost in tears as you watched him run through the school gates."

"So were you."

"I know," He agreed as he kissed her shoulder, "but only because you were."

Penny let out a soft laugh as she nodded, "Well it's different this time - that's not going to happen. I'm more prepared, I know what to expect. The last time it was all just a bit of a shock… but this time," She turned in his arms to face him, her arms instantly wrapping around his neck. "I'm focusing more on the fact that for the first time in eight years we will both be alone in this house on a weekday without any children." Biting on her lip, Penny leant forward to place a kiss on his lips.

"We're ready!" Two excited little voices exclaimed, almost in unison, just a few seconds after her lips had touched his.

"I swear I think they do that on purpose." Penny whispered with just a hint of frustration, causing Leonard to chuckle as she turned and walked over to her two children standing in the doorway. "Okay, let me see you."

"I'll get their coats and backpacks." Leonard said as he walked off.

"Kyle helped me do my laces." Julia said as she lifted her foot to show her mother, her lip pouting just a little, "I still can't do it by myself."

Penny smiled as she crouched down and straightened up her daughter's clothes and hair. "Don't worry sweetie, you'll get it soon. Now, you go to your daddy and get your backpack and coat." With a wide grin, Julia ran off, and Kyle was just about to follow when Penny stopped him. "Wait there, you." She grinned as he moaned and started to straighten up his clothes too. "Now," She held him gently by both arms. "You be a good big brother and look out for your sister today okay?" When he rolled his eyes, Penny gave him a stern look.

"Fine." He huffed.

"You promise me?"

"Yes," He moaned, "I promise."

"Good boy," She smiled as she kissed his forehead and stood up, "Now go get daddy and your sister."

As Kyle ran off, Penny headed to the kitchen to grab the two lunchboxes waiting on the table, before quickly walking back out to meet her family by the front door.

"Yay! You got me Hello Kitty!" Julia exclaimed as she rushed to take her lunchbox from her mother.

"Of course." She said as she handed Kyle his and took a step back, her hand at her chest as she looked upon her two children, images of them as babies flashing through her head as she wondered where the time had gone and how they had managed to grow up so fast.

"Ready to go?" Leonard said as he reached for the door, noticing the tears beginning to glaze over Penny's eye's.

"No wait!" She held up her hand, clearing her throat as she reached into her pocket. "Let me take a picture of you."

"Aw no mom!" Kyle squirmed. "Do we have to? You do this every year."

"Yes I have to! And I do this every year, because every year you change!"

"And this year is extra special because I get to be in the picture this time too." Julia added, smiling proudly with her chin in the air.

After taking a moment to smile at just how much her daughter looked like her father in that moment, she nodded, "Exactly," and then swiped at her phone to reach the camera, "Okay stand beside each other," Glancing over the phone, Penny watched and waited as they got into position, "Okay good, and smile..." Lowering her phone, Penny flicked through the few pictures she had taken and smiled, her heart melting at every one, "Perfect."

"You okay?" Leonard placed a hand on Penny's arm reassuringly, giving her a sympathetic smile.

"Yeah," Penny nodded at him, "I am. Let's go."

Leonard opened the door, and Julia ran down the drive to the car excitedly. Kyle walked slowly after her, and Leonard and Penny left together after sharing a small smile. Penny got into the passenger seat after helping the kids into the car, and Leonard did his usual 'everybody ready?' seatbelt check before starting the drive to school. Both children enthusiastically discussed what the day would be like, their parents simply grinning as they listened to the conversation going on behind them. They arrived at the school, and once Penny had opened the door, Julia jumped out quickly, grinning from ear to ear. Julia took hold of each of her parents hands, and Penny put her other hand on Kyle's shoulder as they headed in through the gates.

"I see Jennifer!" Julia let go of her parents hands to point at her friend, and they walked to meet the family of three, exchanging their usual greetings and asking if everybody was ready for the first day of school. Moments later, a woman slightly older than Penny exited through the main doors of the building. "Mommy, Daddy, that's my teacher!"

The woman introduced herself, and Penny remembered meeting her a few months before. She read out her class list, and said they would be going in now.

"Okay, you ready?" Penny asked, crouching down with Leonard, each of them taking one of Julia's hands.

"Uh-huh." Julia nodded eagerly, her dark curls bouncing.

"Have a great day, baby girl." Leonard smiled, kissing his daughters forehead.

"Enjoy yourself, and be good!" Penny hugged her, feeling Leonard's hand reassuringly rub her back.

"I will." Julia nodded, as her parents stood up. "Bye Kyle!" She hugged her older brother, before moving slightly to stand with Jennifer. "Bye Mommy, bye Daddy!"

Leonard, Penny and Kyle waved as Julia waved back at them before disappearing into the building.

"Alright," Penny took a breath, turning to Kyle with a smile. "Time to take you to class."

Taking Leonard's hand, they followed Kyle across the playground to where his class was, immediately spotting his friends and their parents just before his teacher came out to meet them all and take them inside. They wished him a good day, exchanged hugs and goodbyes, and watched as he joined his group of friends before walking into class. He gave a small wave before he went inside.

"I'm impressed you're not crying," Leonard commented as they made their way back to the exit, still holding hands.

"I'm sad, but... she was really excited. It's less of a shock the second time round, I guess." Penny smiled up at him.

Leonard nodded, "yeah, she really was excited to be starting school. That helps, doesn't it, that she's looking forward to it?"

"It definitely does." Penny agreed, swinging their hands slightly as they left through the gates and headed towards the car. They walked quietly to the car, enjoying the calm background noise of parents talking and kids not yet old enough for school babbling quietly to themselves. As they stopped at the car, Penny tilted her head slightly and turned to face him. "I love you."

"I love you too." Leonard smiled.

"I can't believe both of our kids are old enough for school now." Penny mused, walking round to the passenger side and getting in.

"Me neither," Leonard began the car. "Time flies."

"Yeah." Penny watched the school disappear as they drove down the road for a moment, before turning back to him. "But you know. Time flies and eight years later we have the house to ourselves all day."

"Uh huh." Leonard grinned, looking at her briefly before turning back to the road.

The remainder of the short drive home was spent in a peaceful silence, bar the music flowing from the radio. These quiet moments were rare and relaxing, even rarer that they were spent together rather than separately on journeys to work or quick trips to the grocery store whilst running errands.

Once they had pulled into the drive and Leonard had shut the engine off, and their seatbelts had been removed, Penny leaned over and kissed him, not finding it in her to wait. She wrapped her arms around his neck, and his held her face as he returned her kiss. His hands slid to her waist, and hers curled into his hair, the idea of complete privacy for the day becoming even more appealing, if that were possible, by the second. They found themselves moaning quietly as their tongues came into play.

Eventually, they pulled apart for some air, and Penny looked at Leonard with her brows raised and an amused expression on her face. "Well, haven't done that in here for quite a while," she wiggled her eyebrows at him, "what do you say we take this inside the house?"

"I say absolutely." Leonard grinned.

Giggling, they got out the car, Penny holding onto his arm as they walked up to the door. He gave her a soft kiss when they stopped to unlock the door, and she bit her lip as he pushed open the door.

"Hmm." Penny sighed blissfully as she kicked her shoes off, shutting the door behind her. "Peace and quiet."

"Not for long." Leonard pointed out with a mischeivous smirk, pushing his shoes to the side with his foot and holding his hand out to Penny.

"Ooh, you're so right there." Penny took his hand, following him down the hallway and into the front room.

They made their way through the front room, to the dining room, and then to the kitchen, in silence. Each room they passed through, it hit them more and more just how... strange it was. They'd tidied up the night before, so there were no stray board games, books or childrens toys. No forgotten mugs of coffee on the tables, or bits of work dotted around the house where they'd been put down to see to the children instead. No laughter flowing into the kitchen from the downstairs rooms or from up the stairs, no yells of "Mommy!" or "Daddy!" echoing throughout the house.

"It's... quiet." Penny said, tightening her grip on Leonard's hand.

"Yeah." Leonard nodded, frowning. "It's... strange."


They stared at the two empty bowls in the sink from the breakfast their children had eaten this morning. Leonard turned to Penny, who looked back at him helplessly. He squeezed her hand. "You want a cup of tea?" She nodded at him, letting go of his hand and moving to lean against the counter.

As he silently went about making the tea, Penny looked around the room expectantly, her gaze unable to stay put. Eventually she settled on watching him pour the hot water from the kettle into the two mugs, and she giggled slightly as the heat steamed up his glasses. "Remember when Kyle would draw two big circles on your glasses as 'eyes' when that would happen?"

"Yeah." Leonard nodded with a small chuckle, taking his glasses off to wipe them on his shirt. Putting them back on, he sighed, before handing Penny her mug. "I keep expecting one of them to come running into the kitchen."

"Me too."

Wrapping his free arm around her, they walked back into the front room, settling down on the sofa, their mugs in front of them on the coffee table. He kept his arm wrapped around her back, hand resting on her waist, the other holding her hand, which was draped lightly over his stomach. She leaned her head on his chest, legs folded to the side.

"I miss them." Penny mumbled after a while, tilting her head to look up at him.

"I know." Leonard kissed her forehead lightly. "I miss them too."

Reaching her hand out to the side, Penny picked up the remote control and switched on the television, peering disinterestedly at the menu before moving onto their list of recorded movies and programs. She looked at Leonard briefly. "At least we can catch up on these now."

"Yeah, we can." Leonard nodded.

Sighing, Penny began the first one on the list, putting down the remote control to rejoin her hand with Leonard's. They spent their day cuddled up on the couch, getting up for bathroom breaks and a lunch break - too quiet and tidy without the children accompanying them. The moment the clock hanging above the television hit twenty to three, both of them eagerly jumped up from the couch, forgetting that without the children, they didn't need ten minutes to put on jackets, shoes, locate missing handbag items and fill up water bottles and take snacks in case they spent more time out than they had intended.

But despite how quickly they were ready to go and how short the drive was, it was evident they weren't the only parents who had spent the day anticipating seeing their children again. The playground was full of adults intently watching the doors for the moment the bell rang three o'clock and the children came bursting out to meet their parents.

Prompt: Imagine your OTP sending their kids off for their first day of school, expecting to come home and have sex since it's their first day alone in a while, but end up feeling sad and having separation anxiety so they cuddle all day instead.