Mother And Mouse Chapter Two
Brand New Family
“Danny, Danny. Wake up Danny.”
“Mmm, five more minutes.”
“No, I’ve let you sleep long enough Danny. Come on, get up.” I yawned as I started to sit up. I rubbed my eyes to get the sand out before I opened them and looked up. Amy was looking down at me with a soft smile.
“Good morning Amy,” I said tiredly.
“Good morning Danny.” Amy picked me up and set me on her palm before she got out of bed. She stretched a bit before she set me on her shoulder and walked downstairs and into the kitchen where she set me down on the kitchen table. “Alright Danny, what do you want for breakfast?”
“Pancakes it is then.” She started taking out different things out of the cabinet. After she took out a few things, she suddenly stopped before walking over to the couch. She searched around a bit, then picked up a remote and turned on the T.V. She changed it from the news channel to a channel that had shows that I would like. I think it was called cartoonnetwork or something. “There you go. Now you don’t just have to sit and watch me cook.”
As Amy made the pancakes, I watched a show about two kids. One was a cat, the other was a fish. The cat was called gumball, which I thought was weird, and the fish was called Darwin. I was also kind of confused as to why the fish had legs, but I didn’t wonder for too long. The show was pretty funny to me, and I even heard Amy laugh a couple of times, though a few times I didn’t get the joke but she seemed to. Whenever that happened, I asked her to explain the joke to me, but she’d always say that I would get it when I was older. It was a little frustrating, but I didn’t let it bother me.
“Pancakes!” Amy announced as she brought a plate over.
“Pancakes!” I replied happily, causing Amy to chuckle. She set a plate down which had three pancakes. They were all too big for me though, but Amy solved that problem by cutting off a piece of one and setting it off to the side of her plate. She then put some syrup on it, and a little bit of butter, then handed me a little cloth. I was confused at first, but Amy explained.
“Well I don’t exactly have small utensils for you, so just eat with that so your hands don’t get dirty. Don’t worry though, I’ll get some utensils for you soon.”
“Okay!” I began to chow down on my slice of Amy’s pancake. With no questions from me, Amy began eating too. After we ate, Amy took the plates and put them in the dishwasher before coming back.
“You’ve got syrup all over your face! Come here.” Amy licked her thumb and used it to clean my face, much to my displeasure.
“Amy stop it!”
“Hang on I’m almost done.” I squirmed a bit to show my discomfort, but the torture soon ended. “There, much better.”
I grumbled a bit, which Amy laughed at thinking I was being cute. Amy the picked me up and took me over to the couch. She set me down so I could continue watching while she grabbed a laptop, put on some glasses, and sat down next to me.
“I have a bit of work to do so I need you to be quiet for a bit okay?”
“Hey don’t be sad. Once I’m done, we can play for the rest of the day, how does that sound?”
“Okay!” I turned my attention to the T.V. and started watching. This time, the show was about this kid named Finn, and his talking stretchy dog Jake. They were in this wonderful magical world that was really cool, and they were on an adventure to find this book that could tell them all about being a hero! But they had to go through these really tough challenges, like unlocking the first door, stopping some fairy guys from killing old ladies, and facing a giant heart monster! I thought it was funny, and it was full of action and stuff, which was really cool!
There were a couple more episodes after that, and they were all pretty good. But as the shows went on, I started to get bored. I was just about to ask Amy when she closed her laptop and breathed a sigh of relief.
“Finally. Sorry that took so long Danny, but now I’m finally done!”
“Cool! I was starting to get bored.”
“Yeah sorry about that. So Danny what do you wanna play?”
“Hmm… I know! I wanna play hide and seek!”
“Hide and seek?”
“Uh huh! You hide first and I’ll find you!”
“Really? I’d imagine you’d wanna hide first.”
“Normally I would, but I’d have an advantage since I’m so small, so I’ll let you hide first.”
“Well aren’t you generous? Alright, I’ll hide then. How many seconds do I have?”
“Uh, twenty! I’ll start counting!” I turned around and covered my eyes. “One, two, three…”
I heard some shifting behind me, then a couple footsteps. I assumed that was Amy going off to hide.
‘I’ll find her in no time!’ I thought to myself. “... nineteen, twenty! Ready or not, here I come!”
I quickly looked around to check if Amy was hiding anywhere that I could see. However, there was no sign of her, so I decided to have a better look around. I climbed down the couch and started heading the way I heard her go. I eventually made it to a family room, thinking that she might be in there.
I began my search. There were two sofa chairs, a couch, and a coffee table. There weren’t a lot of places she could hide. I looked around the coffee table, but she wasn’t there. I checked around the first sofa chair, but she wasn’t there either. Then I checked the second chair.
“Oh no!” Amy cried out. “However did you find me?”
“I just followed where I heard your footsteps.”
“Oh, so the little mousy can hear that well?”
“Not mousey! Neera!”
“Right sorry.” Amy got on all fours and started to tickle me. “Tickle tickle tickle tickle!”
“Ha ha ha ha! A-Amy stop it!” She tickled me awhile more before I finally managed to get her to stop. “Alright, now I get to hide and you have to find me!”
“Alright then.” She turned around and covered her eyes. “One, two, three…”
I ran off, trying to find a good hiding spot. I eventually made it back to the living room and hide underneath the couch. Then I laid down in the carpet, making myself invisible.
‘Heh heh, she’ll never find me here!’ I thought. Soon I heard Amy finish counting and walk into the living room.
“Ms. kitty is gonna find you little mousy! And when she does she’s gonna eat you up!” I laughed a bit at that, before quickly covering my mouth. I hope she didn’t hear me. Amy started searching around, getting awfully close to where I was hiding. But I knew she wouldn’t see me. When she looked under the couch, her eyes passed right over me. I quietly chuckled to myself for finding such a good spot.
Then something bad happened.
It was as if something was staring at me, and I could feel it. I froze up, then slowly turned my head. I saw eight eyes, two fangs, and a lot of legs and hair. It was a monster! The monster hissed at me before it started running in my direction.
“AH!” I screamed. I got up and ran as fast as I could. Amy must have heard me, because she immediately looked in my direction as I ran. The moment I was out from under the couch, Amy scooped me up into her arms.
“Danny? What’s wrong?”
“T-There’s a m-monster under there!” I replied shakily. I started to cry as Amy held me close.
“Shh, it’s okay Danny. I’m here now, I’m here. There’s no monster. Shh.” Amy pet my back as she tried to calm me down, but I was so scared. She sat down on the couch and continued to try and calm me down to the best of her abilities.
“I… I want my Mommy!” I cried out. Amy froze for a second, not sure what to do. She continued to try and calm me down, but it wasn’t working. Not knowing what else to do, Amy started singing me a song. It was in some weird language I had never heard before, but oddly enough it sounded a lot like the lullaby my Mommy used to sing for me. I started to calm down from hearing the familiar tune, my loud wailes turning into quiet whimpers. When she finished the song, I had managed to calm down. She gave me a sad smile.
“You okay?” I shook my head.
“Oh, poor thing. Wanna do something else?” I shook my head before burying my head in Amy’s arms.. I just wanted to stay in Amy’s arms where I felt safe. Amy held her sad smile while she started petting my back. I was still slightly crying, and Amy didn’t know what to do to cheer me up. Then she got an idea. “Wants some cheese?”
I looked up at her and nodded my head. She smiled at me before getting up and walking to the kitchen, with me still cradled up against her. She walked over to the fridge, grabbed the block of cheese, and then grabbed a knife. She cut off a piece, then gave it to me. I hungrily grabbed the small piece and ate it.
“Better?” I nodded a bit.
“Uh huh, thank you Amy.”
“No problem Danny. Now, do you wanna watch a movie?”
“Movie? What’s a movie?”
“It’s like a really long T.V. show with no commercials.”
“Oh, okay!” With a smile, Amy walked back over to the T.V. She set me down on the couch before walking over to a cabinet below the T.V. screen and opened it up, revealing a bunch of movies! She looked through several of them before finally taking one out.
“This is one of my favorites.” She put the movie into some kind of player and started it up before coming back to the couch and setting me on her lap. She grabbed the remote, pressed a button, and the movie started up. It was called El Dorado, and it was really good! I thought it was really funny, but again some parts I didn’t get that Amy did. When the movie finally ended I applauded it with glee.
“Can we watch another one?”
“Heh heh, sure.” And for the rest of the day, Amy showed me the magic of movies. Before long, we had dinner, then it was time to go to bed. Amy brought me up to her room again. She set me down in my bed and tucked me in. Then she started singing me that song again, just in case I had trouble sleeping. It was so strange how similar it was to my Mommy’s song. I was extremely tired, so when I started to fall asleep, instead of saying good night Amy, I said…
“Good night… Mommy.” Then I drifted off to sleep. Amy was shocked at first, but then had a smile on her face.
“Good night, my little mouse.” She then kissed the top of my head, and got into bed with a happy sigh. Amy had always wanted to be a mom, and so she swore to be the best mommy ever.