Chapter 7.3 Hot proposal
In all honesty, Tremayne knew he was a bit of a third wheel. He’d been around since Generation 2 and did not do much besides work one day a week for the military, and often shorted-out from doing stupid things.He never thought his moment of glory would arrive; at least, not during this generation.Early one morning, he awoke to loud bang and copious amounts of smoke. Upon investigating, it became apparent that Hershey had somehow managed to set his current project on fire whilst using a blowtorch. Instead of rationally calling for the fire brigade, or trying to extinguish out the flames himself, Hershey just stood there cluelessly. In his defense, this was the first fire he had ever experienced, and quite possibly the first fire in general since around Generation 4 or 5.Luckily, Tremayne knew just what to do.And this was when Hershey started to panic.‘The foam’s staining my workbench!’ Hershey whined.Somehow, among the chaos, Hershey caught on fire.Tremayne seized the opportunity to save his life, in hope this would secure the recognition he admittedly deserved. Meanwhile, Allyson stood idly by waiting for Hershey to go downstairs to make her breakfast.By the time the rest of the family entered the room, Tremayne had extinguished the fire in it’s entirety, including the flames that had been scorching Hershey’s skin. No doubt a trip to hospital would was in store for him, so Allyson went without her breakfast.Naturally, Tremayne did not get a thank you for his heroic actions, and life continued on as normal. Well, until around two weeks later when, one afternoon, Cointreau was walking down the stairs after waking up from a delightful nap.She had just reached the bottom when she heard a strange dematerializing sound. The same one in fact that she remembered hearing when her father, Jameson, had died.‘Crap!’Sure enough, the Grim Reaper had come to collect Cointreau, and try and claim back the money for his Justin Bieber ticket.‘Jeffrey’s been mean and won’t pay me back,’ The Grim Reaper complained. No doubt he was pouting his lips underneath his little black hood.‘I’d like you to help me please. I’ll allow you to continue on with your illegal activities in the spirit world,’ he bargained with Cointreau.Since she’d been retired from the criminal career for several years, Cointreau happily took him up on his offer. Life had been boring her a bit recently anyways.And so, Cointreau’s grave was added to the mix whilst she glided off to the land of spirits to track down Jeffrey.Hershey was so choked up by his mother’s death that he decided that he could not sit around and waste another moment.He surprised the hell out of Allyson by proposing to her, before Twix had even had a chance to appear in this chapter.‘We’ve had more air-time than the heir of this generation; let’s get married!’Of course, Allyson accepted. She loved shiny things almost as much as Ricky.‘Hey bro, err, this is kind of my generation and you’re stealing the lime light just a tad.’‘Ok, how about you open up the next chapter with something golden? I’ll keep out of things for a few pictures too.’Thus, it was pretty much settled that Twix would get a lot more exposure in the next chapter, and quite rightly so.