Amanda squeals in delight. This is fun! One of the Twins had given her a nerf gun and deputized her as ‘backup’ so she’s now running underfoot following their example. Derek’s friends are diving out of her way; it’s very empowering.
In the chaos of the melee, one of the older boys accidentally knocks her over in his haste to get away from Dwight and his super soaker. Amanda tumbles into the pool with a shriek and disappears out of sight.
“Oh my God! Amanda!” Someone shouts. Instantly, the Twins and half the boys around the pool dive in after her; clothes and all.
Evan reaches her first, just as she surfaces in the middle of the pool. She sputters a bit in his arms, wiping water off her face but is otherwise unharmed. In fact, she starts to laugh to everyone’s relief.
Derek is one of the boys that did not go in after her. He stands by the poolside hands on his hips. Evan walks over to him with Amanda. “She’s okay!”
“Of course she is! She swims like a mermaid!” Derek rolls his eyes and pulls her out of the pool.
“Amanda!” Her would be rescuer admonishes. Amanda dissolves into giggles. She surveys the number of boys in the pool. Did they all go in after her?…Hhmmm…..
“Wow, she’s six, and she’s managed to get half of Dalton wet.” Logan observes.
“Logan!!” Derek snaps at the double entendre, swiping at him. Logan easily jumps out of the way. Sighing, “Better get you into dry clothes. Mom would kill me if you got sick.”
“But I still wanna play!” Amanda squirms. Bet you do squirt. Derek eyes the boys climbing out of the pool then at his little sister. Oh dear…in a few more years, the boys won’t know what hit them.
Note: May or may not have happened during Sit Back Down Where You belong.