Reno was on his knees, arms open wide before the door even opened and the twin cannonballs came flying out the door of the Valentine-Highwind house. The combined force of the two year old twins crashed into Reno's chest and knocked him onto his back and left him surprisingly breathless as the duo bounced up and down on his chest.
Happy birthday, Reno wheezed.
In one swift motion, Rude was over him and scooped the twins up, one in each arm, and let them wrap their little arms around his neck. Hi Uncle Rude, Sierra giggled and kissed his cheek.
Happy birthday, you two, Rude chuckled as Elena appeared, seemingly from nowhere, and gave each of the twins a kiss.
Aunt Elena! Lucien whooped and threw himself out of Rude's arms to tackle Elena.
Sierra studied Elena curiously for a few moments before asking, in a way only a two year old can manage. Hey! Why aren't you fat anymore?
Rufus chuckled and, while Elena