Anxious to marry before the baby was born, Jason and Cheri were married in a civil ceremony at City Hall the moment they returned from their trip to visit his Mom.
"I'm just gonna do a quick load of laundry before I head out on a walk," Moudy said, stooping over to grab the dirty clothes on the floor. "Good job, buddy!" he said, ruffling Jackson's hair as he stood.
Jackson screwed up his face with a frown and shook his head, wrinkling his nose.
Liz sighed. Maybe it would take longer to teach him to talk than she thought!
Tears pricked Macy's eyes. "That's not true!" she argued. "Daddy wouldn't let her!"
"He doesn't care about us! He just cares about the baby and Cheri!" Lacie scowled. "You'll see!" she vowed.
Macy felt a tingle race down her spine. When Lacie said things, they usually wound up being true! With a sob, she raced from the room.
The quiet was shattered when the door burst open and Macy rushed into the room.
Jason stepped out of the shower, smiling when he saw Macy and Cheri talking.
"I didn't tattle!" Macy argued. "I just wanted to make sure it wasn't true! Daddy said he wasn't going to send us away!"
"He is not, Lacie! Stop saying that!" Macy shouted back. She didn't know why her sister was so horrible to her! She always acted nice and sweet in front of everyone else. But, when they were alone, she said the meanest things!
Macy stomped her foot with agitation. "I'm STILL your SISTER!" she argued.
Lacie merely dismissed Macy with a flick of her wrist. "WHAT-ever!" she sang.
"FINE! I wish I did have a better sister than you!" Macy snapped.
Macy worried for a moment that her sister was going to kill her!
Liz popped her hands on her hips and frowned at the twins. "Do you guys need to sit in the corner to behave?" she asked.
Macy opened her mouth to tell her stepmom, when she was interrupted.
Macy frowned, putting her hand on the hip, ready to deny her sister.
Cheri nudged her. "Macy, accept her apology," she told her.
Macy turned and looked up at her stepmom with wounded eyes. "But, she..."
Cheri shook her head. "She apologized. Make nice!"
Lacie put her hands together in front of her in supplication. "Pleeeeease Macy? I'm sorry! We're twins!"
Backed into a corner, Macy accepted Lacie's apology and then was forced to apologize herself. "Sorry," she mumbled.
Liz shook her head. "That wasn't an apology, Macy! Maybe you should stay up here for awhile and think about how to be nice to your sister. Come on, Lacie." Liz led Cheri and Lacie from the room.
As they walked out, Lacie glanced over her shoulder and smiled wickedly.
Jason shook his head. "Those girls keep bickering!" he said with a sigh. "I never fought this much with Rio!"
Cheri put her hand over his. "They probably just need a period of adjustment. You know, to us getting married... and the baby."
Jason's eyes went wide moments before he pulled it together and bundled Cheri into the truck to head to the hospital.