Tuesday Tales - Dirt
Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Tuesday Tales! This week’s word prompt is “dirty”. We’re back with the Hallow Brothers in Decision.
Joshua huffed as he crossed his arms over his chest. “Things have been chaotic, Momma. I…”
“Yes, I know. You almost died. You have no idea how much it killed me to have my baby so far away when he needed me.”
He felt his cheeks flush. “I know, Momma.”
“Still, you didn’t have two seconds to call me about my grandchildren?” Momma turned to Sophie. “Let’s get you out of these dirty clothes and get ready for your bath.”
“Momma, she doesn’t need to take her clothes off. She’s a…”
Momma glared at him. “I know what she is. Kai told me what she needs.” She scooped Sophie up into her arms. A moment later Joshua found himself bumped back towards the door by his mother’s sweeping hips. He had no idea how the old woman did it to be honest.
“Momma, I can take care of her,” he protested.
Momma twisted the knobs off then gave him a small grin over her shoulder. Sophie waved at him with a huge smile. Of course the little imp would side with her grandmother. The child had a grandparent for all of five minutes and she knew what side her bread was buttered.
“Go get the rest of my grandchildren,” Momma ordered.
“Mom, they’re sleeping,” Joshua quipped.
“They’re safer here.”
“Hardly. Your place is as trashed as mine.”
“But I’m here to watch over them. You need to go help your mate. And I have significant spoiling to catch up on.”
Joshua shook his head. “Fine. I’ll bring them. Then I’ll help you clean up before I go help the others.”
Momma beamed. “Alright. It’s a deal.”
Before Joshua could say another word, she nudged the door shut, slamming it in his face. He rolled his eyes then spun on his toe. He stormed across the litter strewn floor and didn’t stop until he was across the camp and back at his own cabin.
The soft chatter he heard inside told him that he was wrong. It was obvious the children were too excited to sleep.
He cleared his throat then spoke. “Get up, everyone. You’re heading to Grandma’s house.”
A little head popped from around the corner. By the long hair in the dim light, he guessed it was Penelope. “We have a grandma?”