Chapter 8.5 Dying for a sleepover
Despite being an alien, Orion managed to become the cutest child in the house.Twix debated whether or not to sell him out to the science facility for money. However, since his family were already millionaires, he decided against this.And thus, he decided to treat Orion like a Grandson and helped him prepare for University. Rolo, his true Grandson, did not have much of an interest in science or smart things, so there was no hope there.And his latest one, Basil, was still a lame baby.Whitney still had faith in Rolo, however. She decided to influence him to be charismatic so he could talk his way through life. Several uneventful months later, Basil started to develop some facial features. Fortunately for the family, he didn’t look a thing like Devon Hoff, and even possessed yellow eyes, so everyone just assumed he was Cory’s son.Whitney did not really care who the father was in truth; she was just glad he was not an alien.Rolo, who had gained the party animal trait at some stage in his short life, decided to throw a slumber party for his tenth birthday.This was mainly because he wanted an excuse to spend time with Niki Natalis, a cute girl who enjoyed karaoke almost as much as he did.That evening, they did a rather awesome rendition of “You’re the one that I want” from Grease, minus the leather clothing as that would have been slightly inappropriate.Whilst his brother sung various other songs from musicals and the other children poked the bee hive in the back garden with sticks, Orion was content playing video games with Christie Rooney, the only child in school that did not tease or bully him for being an alien.‘We’ll be best friends forever, right?’ Orion asked.‘Yeah, whatever; now shut up, I’m one kill streak away from getting the attack dogs.’For some un-earthly reason, the children thought it would be a grand idea to sleep outdoors, despite it was the end of spring, and the weather was irrational.On this matter, Mika made her views very clear.‘You children suck!’In hindsight, it was probably a better idea than sleeping in the kitchen, like back in Chapter 7.7. This meant that Twix could actually freely conjure up some grub, without getting trapped anywhere.‘Wait, what’s happening?’ Twix asked as the bread board started to glow. It took him a few more seconds to realise that the glow was in fact coming from him and his fancy pajamas.‘So, this is what it’s like to die? Nice.’ A few minutes later, the rest of the family, minus the children who were still asleep, all congregated in the kitchen as the old Grim Reaper appeared to claim Twix’s soul. ‘I’m gonna be so lonely!’ Whitney sobbed.‘Err, actually, you’re entitled to remarry and what not,’ Grimmy said.‘Oh really? Sweet!’Twix decided to do something a little bit crazy, figuring he had nothing left to lose being dead. and all. He had been carrying a particular flower around with him for a while after it had randomly appeared in his inventory.
‘Please accept this as a token of my appreciation for all your hard work!’The room fell silent as the Grim Reaper stared at the flower, then at Twix, then back at the flower. Maple winced, anticipating her Father to be whisked away into his platinum tombstone.‘O-M-G, Twix, this is the most beautiful thing anyone has ever given me,’ Grimmy confessed, his eye sockets welling up underneath his hood. Meanwhile, Whitney fantasied about being wrapped in the arms of a muscular toyboy.‘Here, have your skin and stuff back.’Twix gasped in amazement as he returned to his former fleshy self.Twix was puzzled as to why Grimmy spared his life that day, for the sake of a flower, but soon enough he decided to just enjoy the additional time he had been given instead of fretting over something so trivial.As for the Grim Reaper, he thoroughly enjoyed the rest of his day, and found the most lovely vase to put his flower in.