The next morning, after the mishap at the mall…
Chance’s alarm clock started to go off. He groaned and opened one bloodshot eye, staring at the clock. He mumbled something unintelligibly and hit the top of it with his fist, shutting it off. Chance sat up and yawned as he stretched his arms out.
“Morning already?” he mumbled to himself. “Well, I guess it’s time to go check on the boys then.”
He kicked the covers off of him, stood up out of the bed and headed into the boys room. He poked his head in to see CJ busily gnawing on his teething ring, as BJ lay next to him swinging a teddy bear back and forth through the air. The two of them suddenly caught sight of their father, and dropped whatever they were doing in favor of whining for him to come and see them. Chance grinned as he walked over to the crib and pick them both up.
“Good morning, boys!” He said with a smile. “I guess you guys must be hungry eh? Come on, let’s get you both a bottle then.”
Chance walked down stairs with the boys in his arms and sets them down in their play pen, while he goes to heat up their bottles. Jake comes down a few minutes later and reaches down into the play pen to pat the boys on the head. Chance takes the bottles out of the microwave and looks at Jake.
“Hey, heads up!” Chance said as he tossed the two bottles at Jake. It caught Jake by surprise, but he did catch them.
“Hey Chance,” he said as he bent down to give BJ & CJ their bottles.
“Hey Jake, you mind watchin’ them for a few minutes? I gotta go get dressed.”
“Sure thing,” Jake replied. “Hey, before you go! Callie called me a few minutes ago.”
Chance smiled and quickly looked back at Jake. “Callie, really?”
“Yeah, she’s coming to have her car inspected later on,” Jake replied. “You sure seem excited,” he said sarcastically. “Why would that be?”
Chance blushed and scratched the back of his head, while laughing goofily.
“Oh come on Jake!” he said. “Should I even have to say it?”
“Does that mean you’re finally going to ask her out?” Jake asked. “You ought to stop hesitating; I know she likes you to.”
“Alright then sure shot!” Chance said. “I’ll ask her when she comes over today!”
“Yeah, we’ll see,” Jake said with a smile.
Later on that day…
Chance was sitting on the couch watching Scaredy Kat, while bouncing BJ on his knee. Jake had CJ, feeding him another bottle. Jake saw a green car pull up from outside and honk.
“Hey Chance, Callie’s here,” Jake said as he put CJ back in the play pen. “You uh, ready?”
“Of course I am!” Chance replied as he got up to put his BJ down with CJ. He opened the garage door for the car and looked back at Jake with a smirk. “Just sit back and watch me work.”
Callie pulls in the garage and steps out of the car. “Hi guys, am I late?”
“Nope, right on time Cal,” Jake answered. “Just a routine check up today?”
“Yeah, that’s all I’ve got time for today,” she said as she handed Jake her keys. “I’ve gotta get back to City Hall and write another speech for Manx. You know how that is.”
Jake just nodded in agreement and opened the hood of the car. Callie strolled toward Chance and waved at him. He nervously waved back and laughed softly.
“Okay, Chance,” he thought to himself. “This is it. The worst she can say is no, you can do this. All I have to do is ask her out. Okay then.”
Chance put his finger up to say something… as Callie walked right past him toward the play pen. His mouth hung open as he watched her bend down and make little baby noises for the boys
“Hello boys!” she said, picking BJ up out of the pin and scratching his tummy. BJ laughed happily, flailing his arms and legs back and forth. CJ didn’t pay any attention as he was still preoccupied with his bottle.
“I don’t believe this,” Chance thought. “Those two get more and more of her attention every time she comes over here! Alright it’s now or never.”
He walked over to Callie and nervously tapped her shoulder. She turned and looked at him with a smile on her face. There was an awkward silence between them for a moment, as neither one would say a word. Callie finally decided to speak up.
“Hey Chance,” she said, with a smile still on her face. “What’s wrong?”
“Oh, nothing!” Chance quickly replied. “Nothing’s wrong at all, Cal! Why would you say that?”
“Because you wouldn’t say anything., Callie replied. “Now, what is it?”
“Oh.” Chance mumbled. “I… Callie, I wanted to… *sigh* … Callie, would you like to go out with me this Saturday? You know, if you aren’t busy or anything.”
“Out?” she asked. “… No, I’m not busy Saturday.”
“So, do you want to?” he asked.
Callie looked back down at the kitten she was holding. BJ was still laughing, looking back up at her. Callie looked at Chance again and nodded.
“I’d love to Chance,” she said.
“Wha- What?” Chance stuttered. “You mean it? That’s great! I’ll be right back, okay?”
Callie nodded once again as Chance sprinted back over to her car. “I was starting to think he would never ask.”
“Hey, Jake!” Chance said. “Jake buddy, I need a favor!”
“A favor?” Jake said with his head under the hood of the car. “What is it?”
“Could you watch the boys for me, while I’m out with Callie this Saturday?” Chance asked.
“Uh… no.” Jake replied. “Sorry, can’t do it bud.”
“Aw, come on, Jake!” Chance said, disappointed. “Why not, I need you man!”
“Hey, don’t get me wrong, Chance.” Jake started. “I would if I could, but I’ve got other plans. I’m taking Felina to dinner Saturday night. Remember?”
“Aww, crud,” Chance said. “I’m sorry, Jake, it totally skipped mind. Now what do I do?”
“Why don’t you just reschedule?” Jake asked.
“Well, it doesn’t look like I have too much of a choice,” Chance said, scratching his head. “Oh well, so much for Saturday.”
Chance slumped back over to the Deputy Mayor to tell her the news. “Hey uh, Cal. Listen, we’ve gotta reschedule.”
“Why’s that? What’s wrong Chance?”
“Nothing’s really wrong. I’ve just gotta stay here and look after my boys is all. I can’t get a sitter for Saturday.”
“Hm. That’s alright Chance,” Callie said. “We can take them with us!”
“Thanks for understanding Cal, I really… wait. What?”
“BJ and CJ. We can just take them with us this Saturday! It’ll be fun!”
“But Callie, I-“
“It’ll be fine Chance, don’t worry. I’d be happy to take them with us!”
“Hey, Callie!” Jake yelled out. “I’m all done!”
“Thanks Jake!” she yelled back handing Chance his son back. “Chance, I guess I’ll see you Saturday!”
“Right Saturday night, but Callie I-“
“I know, I’m looking forward to it too!” Callie said as she walked back toward her car. “I wish I could stay and talk, but I’ve really got to go!”
Jake handed Callie her keys and she pulled out of the garage, back to City Hall. Chance watched her drive off, with his mouth hanging open again.
“So, I take it everything went okay,” Jake said. “I mean, she sure seemed happy!”
“… Crud.” Chance said nervously. “I got a date with Callie, just like I wanted, I guess. But then again, so did BJ and CJ.”
“What?” Jake asked in confusion. “What are you talking about?”
“Never mind,” Chance replied with a sigh. “Just forget it.”
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