Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project — published, submitted, in progress, for your cat — whatever.
This is from another story in the Miles Apart AU, where Isabella never moved in across the street from the Flynn-Fletchers. She started dating Phineas at the end of the story. Now, it’s a year and a half later, and Lawrence is planning a family ski trip. Difficulty: sleeping arrangements for the boys and their girlfriends.
Linda lay next to Lawrence, stewing. “I don’t know, dear. The boys are only sixteen. Are you sure about this?”
Lawrence sighed. “Sure? No, not really. But I think it’s probably for the best. It’s not like we can make Candace and Jeremy sleep in separate rooms, given that they live together now. We agreed when Phineas and Isabella…became intimate…that we’d rather have them doing things somewhere safe like their bedrooms. I don’t see letting them share a room on the trip to be too much further than that.”
“It’s just…they’re so young.”
“As I recall, love, when you were Phineas’s age you were on tour and shared your bed with a different groupie every night.”
Linda bristled at him. “Well, that was different. I was Lindana and I wanted to have fun.”
“And now Phineas and Isabella just want to have fun. But instead of one-night stands, they’ve been dating for a year and a half.”