"Here Today- Bully Tomorrow"
DISCLAIMER: The author does not own "Phineas and Ferb", nor its characters. No profit is made from this work of fiction. Any chance that the work is portraying the likeness of real people and or places is merely coincidental. My nostrils whisper to me. If you like, leave a comment. If you hate, leave a comment. If you wanna- (SMACK!) , leave a comment.
CHAPTER ONE: "Mother Knows Best"
"She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along."
~Margaret Culkin Banning
"Car keys? Check. Purse? Check. Cell phone fully charged and ready to be answered and over used by teenage troubles? Check. Anything else you think I might need, Candace?"
Linda Flynn-Fletcher turned around after opening the door to the backyard. It was a beautiful sunny day in Danville, and the mother of three was about to go utilize it to its fullest. She and the other mothers in the neighborhood planned to go and help spruce up the park. The day before the red head had put all her flowers and gardening supplies in the car, ready to drive along to her destination. She had left her oldest child in charge. She raised an eyebrow as she was greeted by silence.
"Candace, what's wrong?"
Her daughter sighed.
"Oh, nothing," Candace began, obviously meaning it was MORE than "nothing". "Here I am, left in charge once more as you go out and do something. Then the moment you leave Phineas will be all like 'I know what we're gonna do today'. Then Ferb will be all like...well, he never really SAYS anything. But that's beside the point! The point is, then they'll actually DO the crazy scheme they have cooked up. Meanwhile, here I am, trying to bust them. I go to long lengths, calling you all day-"
"So I noticed."
Linda smirked as Candace glared.
"Mooooooom, you're not getting it! They build like rockets, temporal devices, and other things like self-throwing tomatoes!" She paused. "Well...they never did the last one. But I'm SO expecting it eventually!"
"Sometimes I wonder if i let you watch too many science fiction movies growing up."
The teenager pulled her hair in frustration.
"Uuurgh! The thing is, mom, that the moment you get home and I try to show you I'm NOT crazy...Everything magically disappears and everything is back to normal. And I'm just TIRED of it! It's days like this that I wish I could be five steps ahead of them. Smarter. Then, AND ONLY THEN, would you finally believe me!"
The older woman sighed as she put an arm around her daughter. "Is that what this is all about? You are having self-esteem issues about how smart you are? Sweetie, this is just a normal part about growing up. Trust me; you're smarter than you think."
"You're growing up to be a beautiful and equally intelligent young woman."
"Now no more taking out your self-doubts on your brothers. They're just kids having fun. If anything, you should follow their example."
Linda playfully bopped her child on the nose, before turning and leaving out the door.
"Good-bye, Candace. Have fun! I'll bring back pie afterwards, how does that sound?"
All she heard was groans from the other side of the door. She just smiled as she said to herself: