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This story is dedicated to Dark Angel for getting me interested in writing again, and to my sister who really helped me with my writer's block when I needed her. Thanks!!
The Trouble With the Truth Part Two: Time Marches On.
Chapter Eight: Rubber ducky isn't useful.
"Dominic! Let's give you a bath now, okay?" Quatre said as he came down the stairs.
"No." Dominic said.
"Your mom told me you need to take one though." Quatre replied.
"No! I won't take a bath until I hear a good reason why?!" Dominic shouted.
"Dominic?" Quatre asked stunned that his son shouted at him. "Why don't you want to take a bath?"
"I'll just get dirty tomorrow night again!" Dominic shouted louder. "I'll take my bath tomorrow night!"
"Quatre, your kid isn't in a very good mood right now. I'll just take my kid while you figure out what's wrong with your kid." Duo said as he walked up to Michael. "Come on kid, let's get you in the bathtub."
Michael just grinned at Duo and ran up the stairs to the bathroom.
That was easy. Duo thought. Maybe this won't be so bad after all...
Duo walked up the stairs to the bathroom. He saw Michael was ready and waiting.
"Okay kid, take your shirt off." Duo said as he got the bathtub ready.
"I'm only four years old, Duo. I can't get undressed by myself." Michael replied.
"Your telling me you can jump off of tall buildings without a scratch, but you can't get undressed by yourself?" Duo asked confused.
"Uh-huh." replied Michael.
Duo just groaned as he helped Michael get undressed. Then Duo sat Michael in the bathtub.
"You forgot my rubber ducky, Duo." Michael replied as Duo was trying to wash Michael.
"Well, where is it?" Duo asked.
"In my drawer with the DBZ comics." replied Michael.
"Oh? Okay I'll be back." Duo said as he went out the door.
Yeah, like I'll be waiting! Michael thought with an evil grin.
To Quatre's problem...
"Please, Dominic! You really should take a bath!" Quatre pleaded to Dominic.
"No! You haven't given me a good excuse to yet!" Dominic shouted at Quatre.
Dominic's shouting had started to annoy the other guys.
"Just grab him already Winner!" Wufei shouted at Quatre.
Quatre looked at Dominic. "I'm sorry Dominic, but you need to take your bath." Quatre said as he grabbed Dominic in spite of his protests and dragged him up to the bathroom.
"Let go of me!" Dominic screamed as loud as he could when they got to the bathroom. Quatre looked inside.
"Duo?" Quatre shouted out.
"What?" Duo replied as he came walking down the hall.
"Where were you?" Quatre asked.
"Michael said that he needed his rubber ducky, but I couldn't find it." Duo replied.
Quatre looked at the bathtub. "That doesn't matter anymore Duo because he's not here."
"What?!" Duo shouted as he looked into the bathtub. "Michael, where are you?!"
Duo shouted down the hall. "Michael! Michael!"
Then suddenly before Quatre knew it, Dominic let out a blood curling scream right in Quatre's ear.
"Aaaahhhhh!" Quatre shouted. "Dominic, what has got into you?!"
To the guys downstairs...
"Did you hear that?" Trowa asked. "Was that Dominic?"
"Michael?!" Duo continued to shout as he came downstairs."Hey, guys? Have you seen a naked four-year-old around here someplace?"
The guys all looked at each other.
"Can't say that I have." Heero replied.
"Aaahhh, Michael?! Where are you?!" Duo started hollering again.
To poor Quatre again...
"Dominic, don't splash so much!" Quatre said as he did his best to wash Dominic.
"I don't wanna take a bath!!" Dominic continued to scream.
"Dominic, what's your problem? You've never acted like this before."
Dominic just stuck his tongue out at Quatre.
A little while later...
"See? That wasn't so bad, was it?" Quatre asked softly as he dried the grumpy Dominic off with a warm towel.
"Yes, it was!" Dominic shouted.
Quatre got Dominic dressed, with a little bit of hassle, and carried him back downstairs.
"Did Duo ever find Michael?" Quatre asked as he set Dominic beside Rei, Neo, Jimmy, and Mingh Loh on the floor of the living room.
Quatre suddenly heard something coming from the back yard. "MICHAEL!! WHERE ARE-AAAHH!! A KILLER LION! DOWN BOY! HELP!!"
"I wouldn't bet on it." Wufei replied. "Who's next?"
The guys looked at each other.
"I'll go." Trowa said as he got up from the couch.
Trowa went over to Jimmy.
"Come." Trowa replied.
Jimmy got up and looked at Trowa. "No, never!" he shouted.
Jimmy stunned Trowa. Jimmy rarely talks and now he's downright shouting? Trowa thought.
"Come." Trowa repeated himself.
Jimmy jumped up and down on the floor. "NO! NO! NO! NO!" Jimmy continued to shout before he shot out of the room.
Trowa followed Jimmy out of the room and snatched him up right before he went into the back yard. Trowa dragged Jimmy up to the bathroom while Jimmy continued to shout and kick his heels.
Outside you could hear Duo yelling from the front yard. "NICE FLUFFY, DOWN BOY! MICHAEL!!"
"Jimmy is actually yelling." Quatre said to the others. "That's spooky."
Mingh Loh walked up to Wufei. "Are you going to give me a bath tonight or not otoko!" Mingh Loh shouted at Wufei.
Wufei just looked at her. "You actually want a bath?"
Mingh Loh just looked at Wufei. "Of course. I don't want to smell like you, you know."
Wufei muttered something underneath his breath while he and Mingh Loh went upstairs.