He stopped and tilted his head when he heard the sound of the shower. Hurriedly, he got from bed. She was still here!
Kearney watched Enya run from the room as though her life depended on it and felt a crushing sense of loss. Tentatively, he cupped his hand over his mouth and blew out a breath, inhaling quickly. Did it smell that bad?
"Hot dogs are ready!" Breandan called out as he placed the plate on the table. "You hungry?"
"I know, little flower," Mackenzie told the screaming toddler, "Let me just get Holly first! I'll be right there!"
"Haf go potty, Ma-ma!" Violet called out urgently.
"Bet-TER," Mackenzie said, emphasizing how to say the word correctly.
"Bed-DAH!" Violet repeated, not quite getting it right.
Mackenzie smiled. It seemed her little toddler needed a little more practice to talk!
After several hours and back and forth, Leader O'Connell had agreed to consider his request. Breandan had pushed, "Spike has not behaved aggressively towards any of our family members."
Seamus had looked up with surprise. "Spike?" he asked.
Breandan felt himself blush, mumbling, "My wife named him..."
"YOO HOO! BREANDAN!" he heard someone call.
"Don't say it, Breandan!" she gushed, placing her finger against his lips. "I have something I want to tell you!"
"Mary!" he thundered, "I've told you a million times! I am a happily married man! Go home to your husband."
"Teagan said she was throwing a party and that I needed to come," he said.
"That's okay, I didn't have plans anyway," Kearney said sadly.
Shannon perked up a bit at that news. "Oh?" she asked, "You didn't have plans with Enya tonight?"
"What?" she asked tensely, ready for him to be gone so she could go cry in her room alone.
Shannon shook her head, looking away from him. "Nothing, Kearney!" she cried out. "Just forget I said anything.
Kearney grabbed her shoulders and leaned down, trying to meet her eyes. "Tell me, Shannon," he said softly.
M- Potty-train Violet
B- Potty-train Violet
K- Mastered Athletic skill, Workout 8 hours
M- Teach Violet to talk, Teach Violet to walk, Have a baby
B- Have a baby, Workout 10 hours, Improve Athletic skill
K- Be worth 200k, Improve Handiness skill, Go on a date with Enya
*AN - Dangit Kearney! Enya completely turned him down flat for a kiss that morning, pulling away when he'd tried to get amorous with her. He really did reek. And his solution, instead of showering, was to brush his teeth. Nice. So, he took his sad self down to the Practice Pit to work out. Thank goodness he showered afterwards! I got a pop-up telling him that Shannon's sister invited him over for a party. Umm.. no one's there! So, I let them autonomously chat. I was feeling excited because he kept complimenting her and she actually reached out to hold his hands. And THEN, he rolled this:
*sighs with utter disgust at Kearney* At least Mackenzie and Breandan follow my wishes! :) I thought it was hilarious that Mary Delaney stalked him outside City Hall. We had to look around to even find out where Mary was, she was so far away! But she ran over and tried to give him flowers. Lol. Poor, poor Mary.
Mackenzie spent the day caring for the babies. Good thing she loves it. It's not like she's going to have another one or anything...