Posted by: Xeno Hemlock | February 9, 2010

The McDreamys

Ulrich had the desire to impress his brothers the next day. He woke up early and cooked their breakfast.

Ulrich attempts to cook.

Ulrich attempts to cook.

With no cooking skill to be proud of, it didn’t take long for Ulrich to cause a fire.

Fire burst from the stove.

Fire bursts from the stove.

Ulrich puts out the fire.

Ulrich puts out the fire.

Eldest brother Andy had just woken up as Ulrich put out the fire.

“I think it is best if you leave our kitchen and let me handle the cooking,” he told Ulrich after the flames disappeared.

The fire finally dies.

The fire finally dies.

Thinking that arguing would do him no good, Ulrich obeyed. He knew, however, that just like him Andy was no better in cooking.

Andy cooks.

Andy cooks.

With the newly cooked burnt waffles by Andy, the eldest and youngest brother shared breakfast together.

Andy and Ulrich eat the burnt waffles.

Andy and Ulrich eat the burnt waffles.

Oliver and Indy soon joined them. Indy and Andy left for work immediately. Erick was the last to get up and eat breakfast. Ulrich was reading a book waiting for his carpool when he dropped to Erick they had a new neighbor.

Ulrich waits for his carpool as Erick tries to stomach the breakfast.

Ulrich waits for his carpool as Erick tries to stomach the breakfast.

“I heard their last name is McDreamy,” Ulrich spoke without straying his eyes away from the book.

Something about the last name tinged Erick. He decided it would do no harm to skip work and pay a visit to their new neighbor.

The McDreamy residence

The McDreamy residence

Quickly gobbling up the last bits of the tough waffles, Erick made a dash to their front door. He saw Oliver and made a short stop to denounce his brother’s unflirty trait.

Erick accuses Oliver of being unflirty.

Erick accuses Oliver of being unflirty.

“You’re flirty and I am not. I do not see any problem with it!” Oliver bellowed back.

Oliver feels humiliated.

Oliver feels humiliated.

With a shrug, Erick left his brother and walked out their door. The air smelled fresh outside. He crossed the street across their new neighbor.

Ericks visits the McDreamy household.

Ericks visits the McDreamy household.

“I hope I can find something good in this McDreamy household,” Erick thought as he knocked on the thick wooden door. A blonde guy wearing a red coat and a tie greeted him.

“Hi, I’m Erick Plets. I live across your house,” he smiled widely to the blonde guy.

His neighbor spoke in a deep voice, “My name is Richard McDreamy. It’s very nice to meet you. I’m sure you’d like to come in.”

Ericks meets Richard McDreamy.

Ericks meets Richard McDreamy.

Richard ushered Erick into their dining area in the hopes of offering him something to eat. At the table eating was a pretty woman with bluish black hair and soft glowing skin.

“I just had my breakfast. Thank you,” Erick replied. Deep inside he knew he would not mind eating again just to join the lovely woman. He saw she was about to finish so there was no use in eating again.

“If you change your mind, just let us know.”

Richard tries to entertain their guest.

Richard tries to entertain their guest.

The woman stood up from the table. Richard introduced her to Erick.

“This is my sister Catherine.”

“It’s a pleasure to meet you,” Catherine said in a dreamy manner. No wonder they’re called McDreamy, Erick thought.

“I’ll just head upstairs and be back in a few minutes,” Richard walked away from them.

With a giggle he tried hard to hide, Erick continued the conversation with Catherine. With the intention of trying to impress, Erick expressed his adoration with cooking.

Trying to give a good first impression, Erick boasts about his cooking skills.

Trying to give a good first impression, Erick boasts about his cooking skills.

Next, he mentioned how he survived a kitchen fire that morning despite not witnessing it first-hand.

Erick discusses the recent fire.

Erick discusses the recent fire.

A few more minutes went on and soon Erick was giving Catherine a nice message. His new neighbor was receptive to his advances the way Tamara Donner was but there was something different between them. There was this air of ease with Catherine that was absent with Tamara. The two did not even notice Richard was back and was watching them.

Catherine receives a massage from Erick.

Catherine receives a massage from Erick.

Catherine gives Erick a warm hug.

Catherine gives Erick a warm hug.

With all his brothers at work, Erik thought it would be better if he invited Catherine over. They’d have privacy in their home.

“Sure. That’d be interesting,” uttered Catherine after Erick mentioned it.

Erick and Catherine leave the McDreamy residence.

Erick and Catherine leave the McDreamy residence.

“Our home is not as awesome as yours but it’s still nice,” said Erick when they finally got to their own house.

Erick goes to cook for his guest.

Catherine enters the Plets' home.

Catherine walked to the kitchen counter and grabbed the plate of burnt waffles.

“Do not leave spoiled food around. It attracts flies,” she put the plate inside the dishwasher. As soon as the noisy dishwasher stopped, Erick and Catherine watched TV together.

Catherine cleans up.

Catherine cleans up.

Meanwhile, two of the Plets brothers got job promotions. Oliver was promoted to a Lab Tech.

Oliver is promoted to Tech Lab.

Oliver is promoted to Tech Lab.

Indy was moved as a Ballot Counter.

A newly-promoted Indy heads to the community pool.

A newly-promoted Indy heads to the community pool.

Since, he missed visiting the gym yesterday Ulrich decided to go there. Andy was nowhere to be seen.

Ulrich struggles with the treadmill.

Ulrich struggles with the treadmill.

Oliver had finally arrived home. Seeing Erick & Catherine watching TV, he unwittingly sat between them.

Oliver sits beside Erick.

Oliver sits beside Erick.

Andy had just arrived too. The sight of the guest brought a grin to his face.

Andy arrives home.

Andy arrives home.

It was when Catherine spoke that Erick realized Oliver was sitting on the sofa between them. Erick imagined Oliver did that on purpose as payback for calling out his unflirty characteristic.

Catherine compliments the Plets' home.

Catherine compliments the Plets' home.

Back at Le Petit Shark Pool Center, a town folk named Lakshmi Porter had joined Indy. A “splashy” introduction was Indy’s welcome to her.

Indy makes a splash to Lakshmi Porter.

Indy makes a splash to Lakshmi Porter.

If he was having fun, his brother Ulrich was not.

Ulrich struggles again.

Ulrich struggles again.

Oliver stood up from the sofa. With a sigh of relief, Erick rubbed his hands as preparation for his flirty tactics. Damn you Oliver, he thought.

Finally, only Catherine & Erick on the sofa.

Finally, only Catherine & Erick on the sofa.

He had not moved an inch from where he was sitting when Oliver came back with newspaper in hand. His brother only left briefly to get the newspaper. Erick shot a furtive look to Oliver.

Two's a company, three's a crowd.

Two's a company, three's a crowd.

While Erick struggled to get some private time with Catherine, Ulrich had stepped down from the treadmill and was searching the gym’s bar for something refreshing.

Ulrich searches for something to drink.

Ulrich searches for something to drink.

Oliver finally went to bed. However, Andy spoiled the fun again when he walked to Catherine and introduced himself.

Andy meets Catherine.

Andy meets Catherine.

His mean-spirited nature taking over, Andy gave backhanded compliments to Catherine & the McDreamy house. The lady did not say a word as Andy left for his bedroom.

Social interactions don't always go well.

Social interactions don't always go well.

Erick thought his older brother could learn a thing or two about charisma from Indy.

Indy practices his charisma.

Indy practices his charisma.

“It’s late now and I have to go,” Catherine told Erick.

Not wanting to let the day go to waste, Erick asked Catherine for one dance.

“Sure. No problem,” she replied as she turned on the radio and scanned for some feel-good song.

Finally, a moment alone.

Finally, a moment alone.

A tired Indy continues improving his charisma skill.

A tired Indy continues improving his charisma skill.

As Catherine walked out of their door, one question lingered on Erick’s mind. How would the McDreamy household affect their lives?

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