|Series:||A Pleasant Story|
|Release date:||8 August 2012|
|Previous chapter:||"What Do I Do?"|
Dustin's proposal had created a bit of a chain reaction. Dirk had popped the question over a candle-lit dinner. Donnie had done the same thing, but in a similar fashion.
Meanwhile, Ripp was thinking about his great proposal for a year's time, but he was worried Richie would beat him up if he found out. Ripp scowled in deep thought. Did Richie beat people up? Leona told him Richie got into a fight two years before. Ripp shuddered and pushed the thought into the back of his mind before entering his little home. His college home was like a slice of heaven on earth. His angel was just inside. Then he thought about Richie and his girlfriend, Angela. Angela meant "angel" in Italian, right? He chuckled to himself. What a coincidence, really. There were quite a few coincidences with the Hutchworths siblings. They both fell in love on the same day with a five-year gap in between...
Ripp walked up the stairs and into Lee's room where he nearly had a heart attack- before he knew what was happening, he heard a deafening scream before being tackled to the ground. Then Ripp could hear laughing. "I got you Ripp!" The light flicked on and he was greeted by the cheerful face of Johnny Smith. He stood up and he gave Johnny a huge hug. "Johnny!" he said "What are you doing here?"
"Just thought I'd surprise you, little brother from another..." Johnny didn't know how to finish. Ripp saw how this was going. "Don't worry about that Johnny, it's cool. Where's Ophelia? Surely she would have come with you-" Ripp screamed as he felt a hand clamp around his ankle.
More laughter. Lee crawled out from under her bed. Ripp was certain he nearly peed himself in fright. "I hate it when you do that!" Ripp yelled before laughing himself.
"So... how's your family?" Johnny asked.
"I have no idea. I don't think they care about me to be honest. How's Ophelia?"
"Not good. Her aunt died so she had to meet her new cousin."
Ripp shot a curious look. "Cousin?"
"You know, Nervous Subject."
"Oh." Ripp stared at his feet and scanned the surrounding floor to ensure no more hands would try to kill him. "That guy."
Marty Lothario burst into his brother's house wide-eyed, and shocked. He looked really pale. "Donnie! Donnie, you've got to come with me now!"
"Marty, what's wrong? You look like you've run away from a zombie hord." He put his hands on his brother's shoulders to calm him down. Marty had started to get teary.
"You won't believe this, but- Grandma's back!"
The brothers darted out of the house. Donnie didn't put on any footwear- he only had a pair of socks.
When the twins got to their childhood home, they burst into the kitchen to see Mortimer, Alexander, Cassandra Don and...