Bonkers and Miranda have returned from their HoneyMoon and it's back to ordinary days-sort of. Enjoy.
“I can’t believe it’s over.” Bonkers said as he tugged his suitcase out of the trunk of the cab. “The week seemed to fly by.” Bonkers set his suitcase down then reached for Miranda’s bags.
“I know.” Miranda agreed. “If it wasn’t because we have to get back to work, we could have taken two weeks.” Miranda smiled the warm sun on her newly tanned shoulders. She leaned close to her new husband. “Don’t worry, this is only the beginning.” She paid the cab driver and the two started up the walk way to her apartment. She opened the door and the two dropped their bags, surprised looks on their faces. “We have a lot of work to do.”
Miranda stared in shock, with Bonkers next to her, his ears drooping.
“This place is a wreck.” Miranda stepped over a pile of clothes.
Bonkers set the suitcases down just before he nearly tripped over some boxes. “I guess we should have cleaned up a bit before we left.”
Miranda sunk onto the sofa, a tired sigh escaping her. “You think so.” She fell over on the sofa. Bonkers looked at her and smiled before he came to sit beside her. He put her legs on his lap and began rubbing her feet. “I know it looks bad but we have two days before we officially get back to work. The place will be back in shape in no time.”
Miranda, who had her eyes covered with her arm, now looked at him and smiled. She always knew Bonkers was a “pot half full” kind of guy. She sat up and hugged him. “Bonkers Honey, I love you.”
Bonkers held her close, her head on his shoulder. It was really happening, they were really in love, married and totally surrounded by a huge mess. Yeah, it was all good and wonderful. And for the next hour or so, they simply sat there, amazed at how far their lives had come.
“Bonkers Honey-” Miranda said as she ran her fingers through his honey blonde hair. “I just wanted you to know how much it means to me that you gave up your apartment to move in here with me until we can save enough money for a bigger place. I know that place had a lot of memories for you.”
The toon bobcat only swished his tail slightly. “Aw, it’s fine Sweetheart. I knew it wouldn’t be big enough for the two of us anyway.”
Miranda smiled. She couldn’t believe how much Bonkers had changed. He was so different somehow. Then she was broken from her thoughts when she saw him balancing a peanut on his red nose. She realized maybe she was wrong and perhaps he hadn’t changed at all.
“Want some peanuts?” He asked, her offering her the bag.
Miranda stood up. “No thanks Honey. I think we should get to work cleaning this place up before it gets late.”
Bonkers looked at her. “Okay. I’ll grab the luggage first.”
And so the work began putting clothes away, cleaning dishes, sweeping and mopping. Then came organizing and fixing, dusting and polishing. Bonkers swished his tail to the sprightly music that played on the radio as they worked and Miranda enjoyed watching him. She thought he was the most adorable guy she had ever known.
Miranda bent down to pick up some dirty sheets when out jumped a pair of fuzzy lavender toon slippers. They hopped up and down cheerfully upon seeing her. “Oh.” She was a bit surprised. “I almost forgot about you two.”
The slippers hopped up and down following her around the room. “Hey now, Bonkers is in the other room if you’re looking for him.” She continued to the laundry room to put the sheets in the wash.
The toon slippers looked at each other then continued following Miranda around. Miranda saw them and thought it was cute at first but then she started to get annoyed. “Ok, you guys need to take a break.” She picked up the toon slippers and put them in a dresser drawer. “Relax in here.”
The toon slippers pushed the drawer open and looked at each other. They squeaked, as if laughing. Bonkers saw Miranda walk out of the bedroom.
“Oh, Sweetheart, have you seen my slippers?” Bonkers asked looking under the sofa.
“If you mean your toon slippers, I had to put them in a dresser drawer to relax. They kept following me around.” Miranda said as she picked up a garbage bin.
“Oh.” Bonkers laughed. “It’s just because they’re happy to see you. You’re the only human they’ve seen on a regular basis. They’ll calm down after a while.”
“Well, alright. I hope so.” Miranda went into the laundry room again.
“Hey, I’m getting hungry.” Bonkers said. “Think I’ll make some smoothies.”
“Sounds good to me Honey.” Miranda called from the laundry room.
Bonkers went to work preparing the bananas and strawberries. Unnoticed by Bonkers, Miranda’s old dog Charlie walked into the kitchen and sniffed the counter where some banana peels sat. The old dog tugged the peels off the counter and carried them half way out the kitchen then realized he didn’t like them so the peels sat abandoned on the floor.
Bonkers continued working on the smoothies without a care in the world at the moment. He poured the drinks into two large glasses and walked into the living room stepping over the unnoticed peel, swishing his tail happily.
“Miranda will love this.” The tall toon said with a smile as he set the tray down on the coffee table. “Hey Sweetheart, come take a break.”
“I’ll be right there.” Miranda came into the living room and smiled at the smoothies. “Oh Honey they look delicious. Let me get some straws.”
Bonkers nodded with a smile. He sat back on the sofa but jumped when he heard Miranda shout. He ran over and saw Miranda flat on the floor looking up at him. “Sweetheart, are you alright?” He went to help her up.
“Yeah, I think so. I don’t know what this was doing here.” She held up a banana peel.
Bonkers looked over at Charlie who sat quietly in the corner of the room. “Sorry Miranda, Charlie must have grabbed it.”
“Don’t worry, I’m fine. Surprisingly. Now let’s get those smoothies.”
Later, Miranda wanted to get some air some the Newlyweds went to park for a while and enjoyed the summer sun. Miranda changed into a breezy loose T shirt and shorts. Bonkers went for his usual comfy gray shirt and cargo shorts. He never felt the need to wear shoes, so he didn’t. He enjoyed to feeling of the earth beneath his fuzzy feet. They walked down the path in the park and came to a large expanse of grass. The sun was pretty sparkling through the trees. Miranda she was glad to get out of LA for a week or two. But now she realized LA could still be beautiful. She slipped off her sneakers and tugged Bonkers onto the grass with her. She didn’t know why, but for some reason, the day seemed beautiful, sweet and wonderful.
Bonkers watched some people playing Frisbee when felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned to see Miranda smiling at him. Bonkers smiled at how lovely his wife was. Then she tugged on his pony tail. “You’re it!” She laughed then ran barefoot across the grass.
Bonkers smiled. He had to be the happiest toon in the world as he ran back and fourth across the grass laughing as they chased each other like two children playing under the summer sun. Bonkers came close to catching her a few times but she only laughed excitedly and would escape him.
The two Newlyweds played peacefully, not a care in the world. Miranda ran and came to a tree. She stood waiting, and watched to see if she spotted him. Suddenly a pair of hands landed on her shoulders and she jumped. She ran off again but this time Bonkers caught her his arms around her slender waist. They laughed as he spun her around then Bonkers lost his footing and the two fell to the ground, laughing the entire time.
Miranda looked down at her Bonkers. She couldn’t believe how much she loved him. He gave her a quirky smile and the two shared a sweet kiss.
Bonkers felt like this was a dream he didn’t want to wake up from.
“I love you.” They said in unison. Her warm brown eyes meeting his cool blue ones. Then they realized they were in the middle of a public park and got to their feet. Miranda dusted off her shorts when heard someone yell.
Miranda ducked just before a Frisbee came at her head but it hit Bonkers instead. Her eyes widened as she saw Bonkers topple over. She waved away his yellow stars. “Bonkers, are you alright?!”
Bonkers sat up holding his head. “Yeah. That hurt more then usual.”
“Aw, Honey. Come on. Let’s go home. I think we both need some rest. It’s been a long day.”
Back at the apartment Miranda handed Bonkers some tea. “Are you sure you’re okay?” She asked him.
“I’m fine. It’s just been a long like you said. Even toons need a break.”
Miranda kissed him on the cheek. “Ok. I’m going to take a shower and wash the park off me. Don’t stay up too late.”
Bonkers went and stared in the bathroom mirror. “I’m a Toon, nothing will change that.” He fidgeted his ears then his tail. He glanced at his ungloved hands. “I’m Bonkers D. Bobcat. That will never change.”
Bonkers started fixing up the living room. “Hey Bonkers Honey, are you coming to bed?”
“Nah, I’m not tired right now.” he said as he picked up a magazine. Then saw Miranda standing in the doorway. A smile slowly spread from one ear to the other. “Maybe I should get some rest.”
Soon a pair of fuzzy lavender toon slippers were tossed out of the room before the door was closed. The slippers only hopped up and down happily.