Two Weeks Later…
Lyle and Redd hide behind a tree as they watch Tim and Tina leave their house, 87 Tanuki Street, Miranda, just like Tom had told them.
As soon as Tim and Tina leave, Redd jumps out from behind the tree and rushes to the flowerpot. Kicking the flowerpot over, he finds the key.
Redd: Well, don’t I love being friends with Toom Nook! *a wide smile spreads across his face*
Lyle: *almost crying* Redd… He’s our friend…
Redd: Shut up and stop being a sissy! Think of everything we’ll get out of this! *imagines piles of cash*
Lyle: *imagines himself in prison, Redd laughing at him*
Redd unlocks the door. (He has gloves and shoes on. Lyle only has shoes.) Lyle hesitates before Redd pulls him in. As soon as they get to a table, Redd pushes Lyle over.
Redd: Oh sorry! I didn’t mean to do that!
Lyle nods but doesn’t notice himself leaning against the table to hoist himself up.
Four hours later…
Tim and Tina return to their house to find their house a mess and their most valued possessions missing.
Tina: *in shock* We’ve been stolen! I mean – robbed!
Tim: We’ll never pay off the mortgage now…
Tina: Let me call the cops.
Tim: We’ll have to sell the house! We’ll have to move in your parents’ place… And if we ever make enough money, we’ll buy a new one.
Tina: Why did this have to happen just after we’d bought it?! And just before we were about to get insurance?
Soon Tina and Tim move in with Tom, Tanya, and Ted. Renovations had to be made, but Tom and Ted could handle it.
Before Tom knew it, he had two little nephews, Timmy and Tommy.
Tom hated to be a burden to his family. He desperately wanted to get a secure job and move out. But there just wasn’t anything to do in the country. He dabbled as a gardener, and attempted to be a builder, but there simply weren’t enough animals in the country.
So Tom made a desicion he thought he’d never make.
Tom: *sits down at the squishy dinner table* Um…
Tanya: Sea bass sashimi?
Tom: Eh… No…
Tina: Red turnips?
Tom: Yes, PLEASE! Anyway…
Timmy and Tommy: Leave some for us, uncle! … Uncle!
Tom: You want some red turnip? *gives them both some* There you go!
Timmy and Tommy: Thank you! … You!
Tom: I was just thinking that…
Ted: *starts laughing*
Tom: Uh… Dad?
Ted: *stops laughing* Sorry, your mother tells the most HILARIOUS jokes! *starts laughing again*
Tanya: I’m SERIOUS!
Timmy and Tommy: Why must we eat the green things? … Things?
Tina: They’re good for you! They’ll make you grow big and strong!
Timmy and Tommy: But Dad doesn’t eat his! … his!
Tim: *avoids Tina’s glare* I do, you too… *makes a face as he eats broccoli*
Tom: CAN YOU JUST LISTEN TO ME!
Tom: Sorry. I just need to tell you something important. I’m moving to the city to find work.
Tanya: Where will you stay?
Tom: With my friends Redd and Lyle… until I get enough money.
Ted: There’s no need. You can stay.
Tom: Well, I’m going, whether I have to or not!
Timmy and Tommy: Are you scared of us? … Us? Please stay! … Stay! You can have the red turnips! … Turnips!