You looked down at the two children you would be babysitting.
“Now, Francis and I will be back around six, are you sure you’ll be alright?”
Looking up you nodded. “I’ll be fine Mr. Kirkland.”
The Brit nodded and left with his friend.
A tiny hand grabbed your pant leg, “Miss ____________...”
“I’m Matthew…” he said sadly looking down.
“I’m sorry Matthew,” you said kneeling down to hug the little boy who was tearing up. “Will your forgive me?”
Matthew nodded looking up at you with wide violet-blue eyes.
“Miss __________, will you play with us?” Alfred said a little loudly.
Picking up Matthew you nodded and followed Alfred down to the game room.
“I want to play CandyLand…” Matthew said quietly.
“Let’s play video games.”
Matthew pulled on your shirt sleeve, “Please…can we play CandyLand?”
You nodded, “Al, we’ll play with the video games later ok?”
Alfred grumbled, but sat down and played CandyLand with you and Matthew. “I win!”
Smiling you helped Matthew put away the game, “You won Al, now what do you want to do?”
“I want to go outside!”
You agreed and followed the boys outside.
“Look Mattie, a puppy!”
Turning your head you saw a large dog right in front of Alfred. “Al…”
The dog started to growl at the tiny boy.
“Alfred, get away from that dog.”
“Go away evil doggie,” Alfred shouted whacking the dog on the nose with a stick. The dog growled louder and lunged at Alfred. You swiped Alfred out of the way, but Alfred still got a nasty scratch on his arm. The dog ran off as Alfred started to cry.
Picking up Alfred you took Matthew’s hand and led them inside, “Shhh, its ok Alfred. You were very brave.”
Alfred shook his head, “Nu-hu, heroes don’t cry.”
“I’m sure they cry all the time.” You said giving him a kiss on the forehead, “You’re my hero Al.”
He stopped crying and started at you got the antiseptic for his arm.
Matthew’s lip was still quivering, “Miss __________... is Alfred going to die?”
“No, no, no,” you said quickly, “Alfred will be fine. The hero is always lives, right Alfred?”
Alfred nodded, blushing.
“We’ll your big brother will be here soon so let’s get this all cleaned up shall we?”
“Miss __________,” Alfred asked, “will you stay with us forever?”
You gave a small smile, “I’m sorry Alfred, I have to go home when you brother comes back. But he ever needs me to babysit again I promise I’ll come back ok?”
“I’m back. Thanks for taking care of them Miss __________.”
“It was my pleasure, they’re so cute.”
“No don’t leave!” Matthew cried latching himself onto your leg.
“You gotta stay!” Alfred whined as he attacked himself to your other leg.
Arthur smiled, “I can see they took a liking to you.”
You gave a shy smile, “You could say that. I’m sorry you guys but I have to go home.”
“No!” Alfred shouted, “I want you to stay. I wanna marry you.”
You froze, “Wha…?”
Matthew started to cry, “No I wanna marry Miss ____________!”
“Well I can see they really took a liking to you,” Arthur said shocked at the boy’s behavior.
“Nu-hu, Miss __________ is going to marry me; the hero always gets his girl!”
Matthew continued to cry, “But I wanna marry Miss ___________ too!”