AATC - Emotionally Strong
"Alvin, am I strong?"
The chipmunk groaned as he lifted weights on his bench in the basement—another Saturday with the children out with Dave allowed him to have some quality time to himself, something he had very little of now that he was a father. Theodore was working at a bakesale with his coworker Ying-Yang, and Simon decided to spend the afternoon with his friend Sasha at the zoo. The two had become close companions since the Sevilles had moved to Hearttropolis, having both experienced a certain loss in their lives—that and Sasha was the only level-headed female Simon had spent time with who did not get overly excited because he was a member of The Chipmunks. Since they had not been able to hang out for several months due to work, concerts and Simon's duty as a Guardian of Unity, they were going to spend that Saturday together.
Or… they were supposed to be doing so. Simon had come back early due to Sasha being called back home—her sister was ill and needed her assistance—an
AATC - HomeHe strummed the strings on his guitar as he hummed a soft tune. While the moon was high and bright, and the silver stars glittered in the night sky, his spirit was lower than he had expected it to be. It had not been an easy day for him, which was putting it very mildly. Not only had Dictator decided to attack the city again, but the recording session he and his brothers had had that day had been all but successful. Someone had moved his guitar, therefore Alvin had to waste precious recording minutes to tune it again. Theodore's drum skin over the snare had a tear in it, so they had to run out and get another. And Simon's glasses had broken that morning due to him accidentally stepping on them, so he had to resort to his contact lenses, something he hated wearing for the simple fact that they irritated his eyes to no end. His glasses would be repaired by the next day thankfully, but wearing the contacts made it very difficult for him to concentrate on their songs. He was constantly raiAATC - Home2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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Alvin stormed up the stairs, shaking the house with every step. He should have been used to it by now, coming home to one mess after another nearly every day. But no matter how often it happened, no matter how predictable his son's schedule was, the ideas were always different and unexpected. David's imagination was just as bad, if not worse, than Alvin's had been at that age.
Simon called it genetics. Despite wanting to pound his brother every time he said that, Alvin had begun to wonder if it was true.
His eleven-year-old son dashed up the stairs after him, trailing dirt after him. "Pop, no! Don't take my video games!" he begged. "You just bought me that racing one two days ago for passing my math test! Please don't take it away!"
"Shoulda thought of that before you decided to bake a mudpieliterally," Alvin grumbled in return without looking back.
As he turned the corner and headed for David and AJ's bedroom, his son grabbed the stair railing and launched himself towards
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The sky was filled with stars that night. The clouds that had rolled in the same morning and brought rain were gone by evening and by the time the children were tucked in and sound asleep, the stars and the moon had come out again, casting the city of Hearttropolis in a peaceful silver dreamscape. Most lights in the downtown area had been put out, allowing the suburbs to be soaked in the beauty of one of the summer's last nights.
And just as they normally did on a night such as this after a busy day, Alvin, Simon and Theodore climbed up onto the roof of their home and lay down, staring up at the infinite void above them.
"So, that's it?" Theodore said after Alvin had explained to them how the events of that day. "They never caught the guy?"
"We caught him, but a little too late," Alvin replied. "Dictator had already gotten to him by the time we arrived."
Simon looked at his brother as he hugged his waist. "And he never said anything?" he said softly.
Alvin sighed. "He grabbed my
AATC - All Thanks to HimThe house was silent and dark, despite the raging thunderstorm outside. It had started suddenly that afternoon after the children had returned from school. They came into their grandfather's house, drenched from head to toeDavy even had mud up to his knees to boot. The man had been forced to have them remove all of their clothes and hang their textbooks to dry while they took a quick bath. With nothing as extra clothes, he dug into the closet in the three-person bedroom upstairsthere, he found old sweaters that had belonged to their fathers when they had been their age.AATC - All Thanks to Him2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hardly an hour later, his sons came over, announcing that the rain was falling so heavily it was impossible to see. They asked if they could spend the night over instead of taking the children back to their house a few blocks away. He had not anticipated this, nor was he ready to accommodate six chipmunks; but they were family, and while he cringed at the idea of noise in the house, he concurred and made the
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The rain was coming down in buckets outside, or at least that's what his uncle Alvin said. AJ could not exactly see any buckets falling from the sky outside when he looked out over the large yard that afternoon. Thunder purred in the distance while the heavy plops of rain drops fell against the driveway and smacked against the glass of the windows.
The six-year-old sighed and set his head down over his crossed arms. Today was supposed to be a nice day to go to the zoo, Uncle Theodore had said earlier. He had suggested the idea before the clouds had even rolled in. He and Auntie Eleanor planned on taking AJ and his twin cousins out for the day while his Auntie Brittany cleaned the house; Uncle Alvin would be out working at the police department.
But then the rain began to fall around lunch time and Uncle Alvin came back home early due to having yet another miserable morning at the stationAJ knew that his uncle had difficulty getting along with most policemen and women
AATC - Here Comes ChristmasTheodore placed a hook on a green ornament and handed it to his nephew while Eleanor untangled poor Mia from the pile of garland he had jumped into. "Be careful with it, Davy," Theodore warned. "You wouldn't want to poke your fingers."AATC - Here Comes Christmas2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Not before opening my presents," the six-year-old said as he carefully carried the ornament to the tree where his mother, Aunt Jeanette and sister were busy decorating already. The Seville house was quickly filling with anything one could consider Christmas related, and the month of December had hardly even begun. Christmas had always been a very special time of year for the family; not only because of the yearly concerts The Chipmunks put up at Carnegie Hall and other famous sites around the country, but because it was around this time that a human named Dave had adopted his boys and created the family they all had now. Christmas was a Holiday the Sevilles took seriously, both in the family and businesswise.
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