Life As We Know It: Chapter 5Jack rarely dreamt and when he did he didn't like it because most of the time they made no sense and were nightmares. When he was a child he had the nightmares of a child and when he became an adult he expected the nightmares to mature as he did. The problem was they didn't. While other adults were having nightmares about forgetting to pay their bills and driving in circles in traffic he was still being chased by monsters and forgetting to wear clothes to places in his dreams. Right now he was a teenager again and he was at summer camp. He was pushed into a haunted house and all the lights were turned out. Blue glowing ghosts floated near the ceiling and the shadows formed by their dim eerie glow transformed into monsters of every shape and size watching him with their red and yellow eyes. He could feel his stomach begin to swell and he turned towards a growl from behind him. A seal with huge fangs
Life As We Know It: Chapter 4A few days later Jack was woken up by the phone ringing. Really by now he should have been at work, but he didn't feel well and phone calls from enthusiastic reporters had kept him up all week. His boss didn't mind and even said he could have more sick days along with a paid maternity leave starting with his fifth month of pregnancy. The fact of the matter was that business was booming for his company because he, the first pregnant man, worked there. They were so pleased that they even started paying him more. In a way the dark stormy cloud had a very faint silver lining.
He expected the call was from yet another reporter who actually thought they could get him to talk so he was surprised when he heard, "Hey dude is this Jack? I like totally need to talk to him."
"Gary?" he questioned sleepily, "Yeah it's me."
"Dude! I have to tell you about this really weird thing I saw the other day!" Gary screamed into the
Life As We Know It: Chapter 3For the next three months Saturdays became Jack's safe haven in his mixed up life. No matter how bad his morning sickness was Stacey made him go to work and keeping his pregnancy hidden at work was stressful not to mention the added stress of Rachel knowing his secret. On Saturdays he could unwind, relax, and try to forget everything. A lot of the time he just wore a t-shirt and boxers around the house because his pants were getting a little tight and he wanted to wear them as little as possible. One Saturday however it was decided that he wouldn't get to sleep in or relax. He was woken up by a loud knocking and the voice of his sister.
"Wake up sunshine! We're going shopping!"
"Five more minutes" he managed to mumble sleepily.
"No now" she said actually walking inside the room and ripping the covers off him. He curled up in a ball and groaned, "You've been complaining that your clothes are tight and the only
Life As We Know It: Chapter 2The next morning the smell of bacon and coffee wafted into Jack's room waking him up. While the smell was wonderful he couldn't help but wonder who was in the kitchen and how the hell they had gotten in the house. Sleepy and half dressed he wandered into the kitchen with a baseball bat he wasn't sure why he still had. The invader had their back to him and because he was still half asleep he couldn't tell who it was or if he even knew the person at all. Just as he brought the bat up to swing the person turned around causing him to drop his weapon.
"Good morning brother!" she smiled
"What are you doing here?" he asked shocked that she was there.
"I'm making breakfast, duh." she replied as though it was the simplest thing in the world.
"I got that" he was getting annoyed, "How did you get in my house?"
"Oh, I guess you gave me a key to your house a long time ago and forgot about it." She handed him a plate with bacon, eggs, and pancake
Life As We Know It: Chapter 1Every month Jack Quinn felt he had an obligation. When his younger sister Stacey left the house their mother had quite literally commanded him to look after her. He figured that if he visited her once a month that was good enough. On the same day of every month Stacey left her front door unlocked because she knew her brother wasn't very creative. She knew he wanted nothing more than to fulfill only what was necessary.
Sure enough the door was unlocked like usual, but Stacey wasn't waiting for him in the living room like normal. While this was strange Jack wasn't fazed. He simply wandered around the house looking for her. She wasn't in her bedroom or the kitchen or the dining room, and he even knocked on the bathroom doors. With a shrug he began to leave and then remembered the one room that every house now had; the Lotavian communication room.
The Lotavian communication room, while required in every