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A Story written by Kevin_88…

“Ok everyone, that’s enough for now, we need to find those flashlights,” Jim said out loud.

“I put some in the kitchen drawer by the sink, help me find them,” Marie said.

I felt my way to the couch and sat down with whoever fell on top of me, who to this point was still feeling me up. She stopped when another flash of lightning lit up the room again and decided to call it quits before she got caught, and just as I thought, it was mom. The necklace she had on didn’t quite look the way I expected it to after I felt it, but I dismissed it and relaxed on the couch. The flash must have helped Jim and Marie in the kitchen because I heard them breathe a sigh of relief and open a drawer, then they flashed like four flashlights into the living room where the rest of us were. They sat them down and lit up the room as best they could and joined the rest of us on the couches.

“What’s wrong with us?” Marie asked breaking the silence.

“What do you mean? There’s nothing wrong with us,” dad replied.

“We went from playing Nintendo to just plain playing in the dark!”

“That’s just good fun that’s all, nothing wrong with that,” Jim said.

“Yeah that was actually pretty fun, I haven’t done that in a long time,” Rita said.

“”Were playing it with our kids! Aren’t we a little too old for stuff like that?”

“Stop right there Marie, were not old, were just experienced in life that’s all,” mom said.

I could hear Chris laughing to himself. “Yeah whatever you guys are old.”

“Then I guess you’re too old for an allowance huh?” Jim said.

“Not me, I don’t think you guys are old daddy,” Stephanie said.

“Now who’s the kiss-Buttocks?” Chris replied, and got everyone laughing at her.

“Ok, everyone that lives here help me find some candles and light this place up,” Marie said.

“We’ll help too, give us some candles and we’ll set them up downstairs,” mom said.

They went upstairs and came back down with candles and a lighter, and we all sat them up in different places downstairs. When I had set up my candles I went to sit outside on the porch so I could watch the rain and think. It was completely dark outside, I mean nothing was on, the box had killed the power everywhere. I could hear people talking and coming outside, some complaining and some just coming to sit outside and enjoy the rain like I did. While I sat I thought more about what would happen when we told Stephanie and Chris about us, I couldn’t help but wonder how they would react. Would they break up with us? Disown us? Would they tell anyone? If they told our parents, or theirs, it would no doubt put a strain on the relationship, definitely between our dad’s since they work together. I had a lot going through my mind and was happy to be alone to sort out my thoughts. About ten minutes later just as I started to finally relax I heard the front door open, and I made out Rita walking toward me.

“Here you are, I’ve been looking for you everywhere! What are you doing out here?”

“Oh you know, just sitting, watching the rain, thinking.”

“Do I have to guess what about or do I already know?”

“I think you already know.”

“Randy don’t worry about it, it’ll be fine,” she said sitting in the chair next to me.

“What if they have a problem with it, what if they tell?”

“They won’t, I don’t know how I know, but I know they won’t.”

“How can you be so sure? I mean, its not like were telling them something simple, were telling them we’ve been sleeping together, that were in love, what were doing is illegal in their eyes.”

“Its not illegal, just frowned upon, if it were illegal all those people who admit to it on tv and stuff would be locked up, if Adam and Eve’s kids could do it, why can’t we? As for Stephanie and Chris, I have this gut feeling everything will be fine between them, and my gut is almost never wrong.”

I thought about it. “Usually I’m the one to talk to you and make you feel better,” I said smiling.

“Yeah, but its nice to know I can do the same for you if you need it.”

She held my hand and as we watched the storm slowly pass, but the rain stay. She scooted her chair near mine and grabbed my head to kiss me, but I dodged it.”What are you doing? People can see us!”

“No they can’t, its too dark. I’ll keep doing this all night if you don’t kiss me,” she said seductively.

I leaned in and softly kissed her on the lips, which she licked beforehand, and felt all the familiar sparks fly through me that I haven’t felt in a while courtesy of our bf/gf situation. I felt her breathe on my face and knew she felt the same thing, and it tugged on my emotions. “I love you.” I whispered.

“I love you too Randy, and nothing will ever change that, nothing.”

We sat there holding hands until we heard the door open. We quickly let each other go as someone poked their head out the door and went back in, yelled something, then next thing we knew everyone else with the exception of mom and Stephanie were coming on the porch with chairs.

“I see why you guys are sitting out here, its so peaceful,” Marie said.

“Yeah, it looks like the storm is getting ready to move on too,” dad followed.

“Good, I don’t how long I can put up with not having power,” Jim said.

“Ah come on dad, the cavemen did it, why can’t we?” Chris asked.

“Because were not in the stone ages anymore and were paying for it.”

The door opened again and mom and Stephanie stepped out with a plate of sandwiches and a pitcher of juice. “Ok we made sandwiches everyone, take one and get a cup of juice,” mom said.

Nobody argued or anything, we just took a sandwich and a cup of juice and ate in silence and watched the rainfall. Even in a blackout we still managed to have a good time, not many people could say that. While we were eating these two guys around our age ran out into the rain and started screaming drunken slurs and dancing around in the puddles of rain, kinda like in Pirates of the Caribbean when Jack and Elizabeth were on the island dancing around the fire. Other people on their porches as well as all of us were laughing at them, and that seemed to spur them on even more, the possibility of getting hit by a car or getting shocked apparently didn’t bother them one bit.

“Look at those fools, if any of you catch me acting like that shoot me,” Jim joked.

“I would pay to see you act crazy like that dad,” Stephanie laughed.

“We actually did get to see dad act like that, remember at the cabin dad?” Rita asked.

Marie looked at dad with suspicion. “What happened at the cabin?”

“Nothing, it was no big deal, just had a little too much to drink that’s all,” dad defended himself.

“Sure, if running around like Quailman from Doug is no big deal,” I laughed.

Everyone started laughing, Jim especially. “Quailman? I wish I was there to see that!”

“It was funny watching you run around with your underwear over your shorts honey,” mom said.

Dad couldn’t help but laugh now. “I guess so, Randy did you tell them about the waterpark?”

“Dad, you wouldn’t!” I said trying to sound dramatic, but I knew he wouldn’t buy it.

“When Randy and Rita turned 16 we took them to a waterpark for their birthday. We went down the big slide right, and Randy decided to be a hotshot and go down backwards, but when he got to the bottom of the slide he didn’t have his swim shorts on, they were still coming down the slide! He had to wait Buttocks Unclad in front of everyone till they came down!”

“He looked so cute embarrassed like that trying to cover his little pecker,” mom said.

“Mom! That was a two years ago, and its not little,” I whined, fully embarrassed now.

Now everyone was really laughing, especially Chris. “Oh man! I’m telling everyone we know!”

“Were all sitting right here, unless you tell Ashley, and you better not tell her!” I said.

Everyone was laughing so loud we had drawn attention to ourselves from the neighbors and the kids in the street. “Hey what’s so funny? We wanna laugh too!”

“THIS GUY OVER HERE WAS GOING DOWN A WATER SL…” Chris started to yell before I punched him in the arm. “Ow! ok ok I won’t tell anyone, but that won’t stop me from bringing it up!”

We stayed out there for a little while more, but when the storm picked back up we decided to pack it in and go to bed. I didn’t feel like sleeping in the same room with Chris tonight, not after that, he wouldn’t let me go to sleep he’d be bringing it up so much, luckily Rita thought the same way I did.

To Be Continued…

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