...t him with tight-set, beady eyes was his older, idiot brother, Terrance. Mac pulled false smile across his face, hoping that it wouldn't be pulped out of him.
"H-Hi, Terrance? W-What are you doing all suited up? It's like seven at night?" He frowned at him with his usual disdain and snorted.
"Me and mom are going out for the night. I've gotta talk to a judge up north about those windows you broke. We're gonna stay at Uncle's place, so she wants you to keep the place shiny, got it, twerp?" To accentuate his concern, he tipped a flower setting over with his elbow, letting the sandy contents gush onto the carpet. "Looks like you've got cleaning to do, maid!" With this he laughed his way out the door. His mother wasn't far behind, coming down the stairs in a casual, yet professional dress.
"Mac, I'd like you to just keep things in place while we're gone, okay? It'll just be for a day or so, so you shouldn't worry. Can I ask you to maybe take care of some of the laundry while we're away? Oh, and don't worry, I saw your brother knock over the vase...I'll make sure he knows that." This made Mac smile sincerely, and he hugged his mother.
"Sure thing mom. You two be safe. Love you!" With that, she closed the door. Mac drew back the blinds to se...