"Whoopee-fucken-doo!"Jimmy mimicked Jareb as the entire group walked home with each other.
"You guys wanna come over? I think my old man has cooked something and we can do homework as a large group."Matt announced and grinned, showing off his dimples.
Johnny and Jareb exchanged glances and nodded happily, smirking at each other.
"Hell yeah! I want to get away from that shithole!" Estelle exclaimed excitedly and high-fived her brother.
"Hey old man, friends are here!" Matt shouted once everybody stepped through the front door.
"Good afternoon to you too, Matthew young man. I've made lunch, alright? Help yourselves." A man, around his mid-late forties stepped out from the kitchen, wearing an apron. Everybody swore that Matt was a chip off the old block.
"Hello Mr Gary!"" The whole group chorused with a happy tone. They were extremely glad to be away from home.
"Let's get some gru-ooff!" Matt stopped short when somebody hopped onto his back.
"Hello to you too, Malachi." Matt sighed and chuckled.
"Heyo big brother Matty!" Malachi exclaimed into Matt's ear while clinging onto Matt's back, her voice causing her brother to wince.
"Kids... Why are they so damn troublesome?!" Michelle whined and pouted.
Everybody ignored Michelle and went over to the dining table. and started dishing out their food.
"Gosh, thish ish goods." Jareb mumbled with a mouthful of macaroni and cheese.
"Close your mouth when you chew and don't talk, Cookie Jar" Gary scolded softly, furrowing his eyebrows a bit before loosening up into a grin. "How was school today, kids?"
"I got into another fight again." Matt mumbled under his breath, looking extremely sheepish.
"Aw boy, I have told you so many times not to get into these kinds of crap." Gary said in a stern voice and stared hard at Matt who sank further into his seat.
"Daddy... What is crap?" Malachi's innocent voice broke the awkward silence, her big brown eyes looking deep in her father's brown ones. Everybody was waiting for Gary's explanation, wanting to know how was he going to get out of this sticky situation.
"Well... It means... Uh... Well... You know..." Gary stuttered and chuckled nervously to himself. Everybody was amused by this situation and continues watching intently, eating at the same time.
"Yes papa? What does it mean?! What, what?!" Malachi pleaded and pouted, while tugging on Gary's t-shirt sleeve.
"I'll tell you, soon, okay? I promise." Gary said in a nervous grin.
"Okay, daddy..." Malachi said, sounding a bit disappointed.
"Aw, 'Chi, let Rebby give you some cookies, okay?" Jareb called from the kitchen counter and went over to Malachi and swooped Malachi into her arms, carrying Malachi over to Johnny's backpack.
"Here ya go, babe." Jareb grinned and handed Malachi a double chocolate chip cookie that she made for Johnny and herself for break time.
"Yay! Thanky!" Malachi screamed and chomped happily on her cookie. All of a sudden, a loud, obnoxious sound erupted from Zacky's lips.
"Holy! What the f- I mean, what the heck is wrong with you?!" Estelle exclaimed and carefully chose her words due to the presence of a 9-year-old Malachi.
"That, my dearest Estelle, meant that I enjoyed Uncle Sander's cooking." Zacky beamed and gave a cocky grin.
"I'm glad that somebody enjoyed my food. Even my son doesn't comment on it." Gary babbled dramatically and sighed dreamily.
Everybody chuckled and giggled at Gary while Matt rolled his eyes and said over enthusiastically, "Oh, daddy kins, the food you conjured up today is oh-so-irresistible! Can I have some more?! Please, please?!"
Everybody just cringed and stared at Matt and his father "I cannot believe that my boyfriend is becoming a pansy." Val sighed sadly and meddled with her food using a fork.
"Alright, we are done with rubbish Physics. What else is there for us to help each other with?" Lena questioned, rubbing her temples and groaned.
"We have... Well, Calculus!" Estelle beamed and immediately, everybody stared at Jareb expectantly.
"What? I am not going to give y'all the answers, Dimwits." Jareb grumbled and rolled her eyes, taking out her Calculus notebook.
Everybody just pouted and gave puppy-dog eyes, making whiney noises to persuade Jareb to get her to give the answers.
"All right! All right, Jeez! Pass me all the papers and I'll work them out for you guys." Jareb sighed and shook her head.
Everybody lingered at the table after five minutes before getting bored and walking off to the lounge room to watch some television programs, leaving Jareb alone.
"You need help, Jareb?" Estelle questioned with concern, Jareb just shook her head and continue working on the questions.
"Heyo Jarry. How's school? Anything new? Any new crushes?" Gary questioned from Jareb's side and had a cheesy grin plastered on his face.
Jareb pursed her lips tightly and a tinge of red rose to her cheeks. She just shifted her eyes to glance at Brian and quickly looked back to continue her work.
"Ahh, actions speak louder than words, young lady." Gary quoted and smirked at what Jareb just did.
"Hi Rebby big sister!" Malachi called and giggles, eyes sparkling. Malachi plonked herself down on a chair next to Jareb.
"How's elementary school, 'Chi?" Jareb questioned with a raised eyebrow concentrating on her work.
"I'll get it." Matt announced when the phone started to ring, interrupting Malachi the chance to reply.
"Um, erm, good evening to you too Mr Seward. No,... No, th-, They aren't here." Matt hung his head low as he stammered into the phone.
"I'm not lying, sir." Matt muttered into the phone.
"Fine then. Come over, sir." Matt said with confidence. Johnny quickly scrambled to his feet and jogged over to Matt.
"Brother, what the hell?! My dad's gonna kick out asses!" Johnny gushed and was waving his hands frantically in the air.
"Don't worry kid, I'll have a talk with your father." Gary explained with a sympathetic look.
Around 10 minutes later there were loud bangings at the front door.
"Fuck." Johnny and Jareb were standing next to each other and muttered that obscenity at the same time.
"Yer stinkin' lyin' pig. Tellin' me that Jonathan and Jareb weren't 'ere. Lyin' to yer elders now, eh?" Mr Seward slurred and stabbed a finger into Matt's chest. Gary grabbed Mr Seward's wrist and made Mr Seward look at him.
"Why don't we take a walk, friend?" Gary wrapped an arm around the confused eldest Seward. Matt just furrowed his brows and walked away, rolling his eyes.
The two grown men walked out of the front door and walked towards the direction of the park. Everybody sighed in relief except Jareb.
"We are still gonna get it sooner or later, Johnny. We should leave. Bye all." Jareb dragged Johnny home without another word.
-End of Chapter Two-