Smiling you started to tear of lettuce leaves for the salad. This would have been a picture perfect moment if it weren’t for the gunshots that could be heard from the backyard. “Lili, would you please get the tomatoes out of the fridge?” You asked your sister-in-law.
Lili got up from the table, where she had been doing her homework, to help you.
“Big brother is going to shoot him, isn’t he?”
“No,” you said, “I locked up all the bullets in my jewelry box. Once Vash is done in the backyard he’ll be all out.”
Lili sighed handing you the tomatoes, “He could still strangle him.”
You patted her on the back, “Don’t worry, I won’t let him. So tell me about this boy.” Taking out a knife you stared to slice the tomatoes
Her face brightened. “He’s really nice and smart and sweet. His name’s-.”
The door opened with a bang as Vash came back in, “_____________, I need more bullets.”
You gulped, “It’s almost time for dinner. Why don’t you go get a shower before our guest arrives.”
“___________...where is my ammunition?” Vash walked into your kitchen his shotgun still in hand. “I know we aren’t out already…” His voice was low and almost dangerously angry.
“Lili, why don’t you go set the table,” you said pointing to the stack of plates, napkins, and forks.
Lili nodded and left.
You turned to face your husband, “Vash…we’re having a guest over.”
“Don’t call him that,” Vash snapped.
“Vash Zwingli, don’t you snap at me,” you said in an angry manner. “Now, Lili is sixteen and old enough to have a boyfriend. It isn’t like she is going behind your back in this, she wants you to meet him, and most of all she want’s your approval.” You cooled slightly and walked over to him and took his hand in yours, “Lili, looks up to you. She’d be crushed if you didn’t at least meet the boy first. So could you please at least be nice?”
Vash was red and embarrassed, “Fine.” You gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.
“Good, now go get a shower, you smell,” you said with a laugh.
Your husband nodded and left.
You had just put the chicken back in oven when the doorbell rang.
“I’ll get it!” Lili shouted running to the door. You wiped your hands on your apron and made your way slowly to the door. There in the doorway stood a boy about Lili’s height with ash blonde hair and blue eyes.
“H-Hello, Mrs. Zwingli.
“_________, this is Ravis,” Lili said taking his hand and leading him inside. Ravis handed some flower to Lili. She smiled and gave him a peck on the cheek, “Thank you.”
You smiled, “It’s nice to meet you Ravis; you may call me _________. Why don’t you come in and make yourself comfortable. Vash should be down any minute.” Ravis walked in with Lili, but you grabbed her arm and pulled her back so you could whisper in her head, “Nice pick, he is cute.”
“_-________,” Lili said with a blush and ran off. You grinned and walked back to the kitchen to finish making dinner.
A little while later Vash joined you in the kitchen.
“So did you meet him?” you asked him.
He nodded and placed his chin on your shoulder.
“Do you like him?”
Vash only said, “He called me ‘sir’.”
You smiled, “So he and Lili can go to the movies this Friday?”
“Sure,” Vash said.
“So,” you smiled and turned around, “while Lili is at the movies with Ravis…do you want to have a movie night of our own?” You placed your arms around his neck.
He kissed you on the forehead saying, “Alright.”