“Hey guys,” He said, getting their attention, “Havin’ fun?”
“Huh? Oh, yeah,” Glint said as she paused the game.
Nori nodded a little and seemed to glance around awkwardly. Was he even addressing them right? He was aware they didn’t exactly like him… But still, he couldn’t shy away for that. “Wanna help me unpack your stuff?” He’d ask.
“Didn’t you do that?” Spark asked.
“Nope,” Nori answered quickly, “I don’t know where you want anything to go.”
Glint and Spark paused for a moment, and then shrugged. “Nah,” Glint said, “We wanna keep playing this.” Then they did just that, going right back to it as if Nori wasn’t even there.
Nori was… baffled, to say the least. NOW what was he supposed to do? Was he enough of a parent by now that he could tell them to do it? Most likely not, he thought. They probably wouldn’t even take him all that seriously. He tapped his cheek a little in thought, kind of poking his tongue into it for no real reason.
Ah, he knew what to do. He could get them to indirectly be persuaded into helping him unpack. If there was one thing Nori had always been good at, it was being a dastardly little trouble maker. He left them to play their game, and retreated up to their room where he grabbed one of the boxes. He quickly carried it back downstairs, and while the twins were glued to the television set and practically unaware of his existence, he set the Box down next to Spark, making sure it brushed over his leg. Spark noticed, but did his best to shuffle aside so he didn’t have to deal with it.
Nori would go back upstairs and come back with another box, setting it down next to Glint in the same manner. Like her brother, she shuffled over until she was almost squashed up against Spark. Another couple boxes and Nori had successfully closed them in with a half-circle. Four more boxes, and he’d stacked it two boxes high… He then stacked another four boxes on, making it three boxes high. It was a lot of effort, but after a while, the game paused, and Glint stood up, her head barely peeking over the boxes.
“What’re you doing?!” She shouted at Nori.
“Wanna help me unpack these?” Nori asked with an innocent smile.