One Step At A Time
On a hot Friday evening, a young snow leopard girl opens the door to her home rushing inside. after closing the door behind her she waves to her father who looks at her from the living room. After waving the girl makes her way up the stairs to the second story of their suburban home. she goes two doors down to the left of the stairs and enters her room. She then closes that door behind her dropping her backpack down next to the dresser to the right as soon as she enters. Once the pack is off her back she walks over to her bed kicking off her shoes and unbuttoning the blouse that goes with the uniform she has to wear for her school along with the skirt and stockings. After the blouse is opened she takes it off tossing it onto her bed. Then she pushes the skirt down along with the stockings, picking them up and tossing them onto the bed as well. Now standing in her rose red underwear Hayden walks over to the mirror next to her closet door. She looks at herself into the mirror smiling. Even though she doesn't have big breast nor but she loves her appearance all the same. She walks closer to the mirror looking to the lines she drew on it to show her height which is still stuck at 5'0". She still nods accepting the truth but hoping she'll grow more before her fourteenth birthday.
A couple of minutes after Hayden had entered the house, her twin brother came in wearing the male version of the navy blue uniform with shorts and a polo shirt instead. He waves to their father as he makes his way up the stairs turning left going to his room right across the hall from his sister's. Once he enters his he walks over to his bed setting down his backpack on it before following in taking off the uniform as well. He instead goes straight to his closet opening the door and walks into it looking through his clothes. once he finds what he wants he redresses in a red t-shirt along with black and red basketball shorts. After he's dressed he takes his phone out of his uniform's pocket and sets it on the nightstand next to his bed connecting it to it's charger. Once he's done with that he exits his room and walks back downstairs going into the kitchen.
After getting a ham and cheese sub out of the fridge he left from last night Sam goes over to the island in the middle of the kitchen and sits at one of the stools placed in front of it. As he sits and eats Hayden makes her way back down the stairs now dressed in a pair of snow white shorts matching the color of her hair and a dark blue shirt along with no shoes likes her brother. Hayden walks into the kitchen heading to the fridge as well but instead grabs a bottle of soda out. When she closes the fridge door she turns around to see Sam staring at her.
"What? you're looking at me like I just committed a crime"
"Next time don't jump out of a moving car. And did you even tell dad what mom said?"
"uhh.. suuuurrree.. I told him.." She then quickly turns and walks into the living room seeing their father reading letters that came in the mail. "dad, mom said she's gonna run to the store then she'll be right back."
Randall their father looks to the girl giving her a stern look hearing her and Sam's conversation before she came to him. "Next time tell me as soon as you're suppose to. And alright thank you for telling me." He then turns back to what he was reading as he sighs seeing how much one of their bills are.
Hayden walks back into the kitchen to her brother shooting him a grin. "See I told him like I was suppose to do." Sam looks to her then shakes his head before returning to his sub. "You know you have problems right?"
She flicks the back of his head before sitting two stools across from him as she opens her soda and starts to drink some of it before setting it on the island. "Hey I just couldn't wait to get out of that irritating uniform.. I hate that thing.."
Sam glares at her again after the hit and her moving away from him so he could hit her back. "I don't like mine either but you don't see me rushing into the house and not doing something for mother do you?"
"Unless you have to pee. In that case you almost or actually knock me or mother down trying to run into the house. Remember that? hmmmm? because I fondly remember you knocking me into the mud!" She then takes the top from her soda bottle and throws it as Sam's head after seeing him laugh at what he did to her.
He blocks the top from hitting him as he laughs at his sister. "heheh.. heyy you got into my way so that was souly your fault Hayden! you're too slow sometimes." She stands up from her stool and walks over to him but instead of hitting him she leans down picking up her top. After standing back up right she glares at him for a second before turning and walking out the kitchen after grabbing her soda, but when she turns she smacks the back of his head with her tail.Sam giggles like a girl at her actions. Following her tail he looks down to her butt always secretly admiring how nice his sister's body is developing. He then blushes as he turns back to finish his sub as Hayden walks into the living room with their father.
After finishing his sub, he throws the paper plate into the trash bin and walks into the living room joining his sister and father. Hayden sits on the far right in of the black sectional they have with her feet going down the other end as she looks to the tv. Sam sits two seats away from her looking to the tv as well seeing nothing but random commercials at this moment. Randall finishes with the letters stacking them onto the coffee table that sits in front of the couch and the recliner which he always claims. after a few minutes of silence except for the TV which now played the new episode of some comic book show that aired the previous night, Amber the twins' mother and father's wife walks into the house carrying three plastic bag which she takes into the kitchen laying them on the island. "Okay i'm back and don't plan on going anywhere else. I love driving your car Randy. I just might have to trade mine in and get one like that."
Randall smiles happily seeing his wife as he stands up and walks into the kitchen with her. they share a hug and passionate kiss before letting go of each other. "Well that's a good thing because I'll have to be a work in 30 minutes or so." Amber nodded smiling before replying. "Yes I know. I remeber your schedule kinda.. just be safe this time. Don't need you coming home with any injuries." He kisses her again before walking upstairs to their room so he can prepare for work.
Amber puts the groceries that she bought away in the fridge and pantry. When she's done she walks into the living room greeting her kids again getting a wave from both of them as they're too focused into the televison. "alright you two." says Amber to her kids. "Your father is getting ready to go to work soon. he has to do second and third shift. So when he gets home in the morning please don't make that much noise."
Hayden looks over to her mother smiling as well as giving her a nod. "Understood mom. I'll be as quite as a mouse. I will at least.. I can't say the same for him and his video games." She giggles when she looks to Sam seeing him stare at her.
Sam chooses not to insult her in front of their mother because he wants to curse at his sister. Instead he just sticks his tongue out at her which got her to giggle more thinking he didn't have a come back to her. "We'll we as quite as we can mom don't worry about it." He smiles to his mother then turns back to the TV thinking of a way to get his sister back later.
"Well I hope you two will live up to what you say this time. Last time you were blasting music Hayden and Sam had his TV up too loud trying to drawn out the sound of your music. Which denied your father of sleep. Don't let that happen again." Both kids look to their mother giving her a nod and a smile before turning back towards the TV. Amber then turns and walks out of the living room and heads upstairs going to her and Randy's room. When she enters she sees him now getting dressed in his prison security uniform.
Randy finishes tying his shoe before looking up seeing Amber enter the room. He smiles as he stands up walking over to her. "I'm all ready to go and come back home." Randy chuckles getting a slight giggle from Amber as she straightens out his shirt for him. "Just be careful alright? I still disapprove of you working there.." Randy grabs hold of his wife's hands holding them into his as he looks into her eyes. "Don't worry about me I can take care of myself and i'm not the only one there. So i'll have help if something happens. I'm more worried with you and those two down there."
She smiles laying her head on Randy's chest as he now holds her close to him. "I'll always worry. That's my job.. and I'm sure I can take care of those two. I just might have to leave if I get a call from someone wanting to tour a house.. and them two alone has proved to be pretty good so far.. only three calls this year." "But this is just the 5th month. I see they're slowly bonding again. Though they might not see it." Randy then looks down to his watch then lets go of Amber. "Alright now I have to get going." He says before kissing her. "I'll see you in the morning love."
Amber shares the kiss with her husband saying goodbye to him as she watches him walk out of their room. Randy gets downstairs grabbing the car keys and saying bye to the kids receiving byes from both of them before walking out the front door and leaving in his car going to work. Amber walks back downstairs and to the living room looking in to her kids. "Ok i'm in my office if you two need me alright?" Hayden looks to her mother nodding. "Alright mom we got ya." "We'll try not to bug you." Chirmed in Sam. "Ok have fun and don't be too loud." Replies Amber before she walks back upstairs and going into their guest bedroom which she turned into an office for her.
Sam looks to Hayden then stands up walking to the TV. "Do you mind if I put on the game?" With the show already going off Hayden shrugs as Sam smiles and changes the channel and pulls out his game system he left on the entertainment center next to the TV. When he's done hooking every thing up he turns on the game and grabs one of the controllers and walks back to his seat. When the system comes on he signs into his profile and chooses a racing game he enjoys playing. While he's playing Hayden lays on the couch watching him. After an hour or what felt like an hour to her but was only 10 minutes.. she sits up on the couch and looks to her brother. "I bet I can beat you in that game." Her statement causes Sam to pause the game and look to his sister seeing her grin at him. "You think you can beat me at my own game? Well if you're so certain you can do that lets make an actual bet on it then.
Hayden turns so her feet is now on the floor as she stands and walks over grabbing a second out of the four controllers on the entertainment center before returning to her seat. "Fine we'll make an actual bet on this. If I win you're going to be my servant for two weeks." Sam laughs at her cliche bet as he sits back on the couch. "Very well then I accept that. But if I win.. you have to agree to be my model. Since I'm working on being a photographer when I'm older I'll need someone to practice taking pictures of. And since you always say no this time you can't refuse." This a glare from Hayden as she silently curses herself for actually agreeing to this. "Fine.. IF you win I'll be your model.. but you wont win so get ready to call me master!" Both twins smirking to themselves thinking one of them will win. Sam starts a series of races. "Alright Hayden it's gonna be best of 5. So you better pick a good car." He winks to her as he picks his fastest car in his collection. Hayden signs into the account she created on his system for this very reason. She looks through the different types of cars. She fines a car she likes choosing a red Ford GT while Sam has his fully modified black Ferrari Italia which is currently his fastest car.
The first out of the five races begins as it counts down from 3 to 1 before they both take off along with bots in various cars. The first track is a simple Nascar like race track. Hayden quickly takes 5th place from her starting 7th by causing the two cars in front of her to crash. Sam shakes his head as he laughs at his sister's cheating but ignores it as he races properly passing multiple cars getting into 6th place right behind his sister. She glances at him then hits her brakes right in front of him causing him to hit the back of her car pushing her ahead as she speeds off again. The cars he just passed passes him back as he tries to gain his speed back. Laps go by from 1st to the last which is 5th. Through out that time Hayden ends up taking 1st place with Sam calling her win pure luck. The next race was on a Formula One track with Hayden starting in 1st and Sam in 5th which is the place he took in the last race. When the race starts Hayden keeps her lead by swerving in front of the cars coming up behind her. They turn corner after corner through the laps with Sam quickly gaining up on his sister until their final lap. Hayden glances over to her brother seeing him focusing on the game. Her looking away causes her to almost miss a turn she wasn't paying attention to allowing Sam to finally pass her taking 1st place and her in 2nd when they pass the finish line.
Tied one and one the twins go on to the next track which is on a dirt road. Sam starts in first and Hayden right behind him in 2nd. When the race starts the cars take off again roaring down the track. The snow leopard siblings keep their lead in the top two spots. A turn Sam has continued to have trouble on catches Hayden's eye as she starts paying more attention to the race. When they comes up to the turn for the third time she drifts under him causing him to make the turn sharper than he wanted hitting the wall. He curses in his head as he rejoins the race only losing three places as he gains his speed back. Hayden keeps her place in 1st when they pass over the finish line. She jumps up cheering as she smirks at her brother before sitting back down. "I think I'm taking this one too thank you very much!" "Yeah yeah keep cheering.. you take that one because I hate those dirt tracks.. next!" He then continues to the next race having himself starting in 7th this time with Hayden back in 1st grinning like a child that just got a bucket full of candy. The race starts having them race through a city this time. Sam smirks to himself loving the city tracks as he quickly gains on his sister. it takes him the second lap to take 2nd place right behind his sister. On a straight away he shows off the speed of his car by pulling up beside her then swerves in front of her as he passes her causing Hayden to hit her breaks. She looks to Sam after gasping in surprise not expecting his actions. She looks back to the TV losing four places as she gains her speed back. When they pass the finish line Sam takes 1st and Hayden takes 5th.
Now tied two and two with the winner of this race wins the bet as well. Sam starts in 1st and Hayden in 5th. The last track is the longest track on the game having tight turns, a couple of tunnels, bridges, and a good view of a waterfall. When the race starts the 12 cars race down the street. A few positions change a couple of miles into the race. Hayden passing tow of the cars in front of her now placing her in 3rd. Sam keeps his place in first for the first out of the three laps. As each car gets onto their second lap Hayden comes closer behind her brother until she takes a sharp turn hitting the wall but keeping most of her speed only allowing one car to pass her leaving her in 3rd again. Sam takes a few deep breathes trying to to get cocky and blow his chance at winning the contest not wanting to be a servant. On their last lap Hayden glances over to her brother thinking more about the bet and what he wants from her. She then looks back to the TV as they get to the last turn. Giving a slight smirk Hayden unknowing to her brother slows down allowing multiple cars to pass her before finishing the race in 7th and Sam in 1st. Sam jumps up dropping his controller as he laughs at his victory. "YES!! I WIN!!" He looks over to Hayden seeing her clapping and smiling at him. Yea yea you won don't rub it in.." "hahah you're no fun but for my prize. You have to honor the bet." Hayden shrugs nodding as she sits back on the couch. "Fine a deal is a deal. You won fair and square as far as I know. I am now your model."
Sam smiles as he sits back down satisfied with the results of the race winning 3 of the 5 they had. "Okay we'll start in an hour or so. When ever I think of something good honestly.. I'll keep you posted." "Oh jeez Sam.. now I'm starting to regret taking the bet after hearing that." This getting a giggle out of both twins as Hayden stands up and walks around the couch and into the kitchen. "Just let me know what I have to do Sam. I'll try to look cute for your pictures."