The Insanity Of FamilyAuthor:
I don’t own them; if I did I wouldn’t be writing fanfiction. Summary:
He was on his way to meet his girlfriend’s family for the first time and she was more nervous than he was.Pairings:
I just couldn’t resist Beth/Jack. Hope you all like it. Oh, and a small background note, Beth was never adopted. Puck raised her. Quinn wasn’t ready to be a mom, but she was around, though not quite taking on a ‘mom’ role or an ‘aunt’ role.
“Would you relax?” Jack asked, an amused smile on his face as he took his girlfriend’s hand. “You’re more nervous than I am!”
“I think I’m gonna puke,” Beth muttered, brushing some of her blonde hair out of her face with her free hand as she turned away from staring out the plane’s window to focus on Jack.
Jack laughed softly. “You weren’t even this nervous when you
were meeting my
family,” he pointed out.
“Yeah, well, while your family is all kinds of scary intimidating, mine is just plain insane,” Beth retorted. “Your family’s intense, but at least they’re, ya know, normal.”
“I don’t think Spencer Reid could be considered ‘normal’ by anyone’s standards,” Jack pointed out with a snort. “Or Penelope Lynch.”
Beth gave him a wry look and elbowed him softly. “Be nice,” she said. “Besides, compared to my family, Spencer and Penelope are both perfectly normal. I mean, I totally get the insanity that is my family, but looking at them from an outsider’s point of view, especially one with profiling skills, it really can’t look good.”
“You’re exaggerating,” Jack said. “They can’t be that bad.”
“Just wait until you meet them,” Beth said as she snuggled into Jack’s side and yawning. “You’ll see that I’m really not exaggerating. I might actually be down-playing their insanity.”
Jack laughed softly. “And who all am I meeting?” he asked, wrapping his arms around Beth as best he could in the plane’s seats.
“Dad and Daddy, of course,” Beth replied. “Dad will probably threaten and try to intimidate you and Daddy will compliment you on your clothes and ask you about school and your plans and basically make sure you’re good enough for me. Aunt Rachel and Uncle Finn will definitely be there, too, since they don’t live very far away. Uncle Finn will probably bumble his way through trying to intimidate you, failing spectacularly at actually being intimidating. Aunt Rachel will actually scare you more, but that’s just because of her personality. Grandpa Burt and Grandma Carole will be there. Grandpa Burt will make pointed remarks about owning a shotgun while Grandma Carole will roll her eyes at him and try to mother you. Sarah and Grandma Ruth couldn’t make it this year, so you’ll be spared Grandma Ruth’s disapproval over you not being Jewish. Quinn and her family are going to her in-laws’ in California, I think. But I’m pretty sure Aunt Brittany and Aunt Santana will be here. Aunt Brittany’s…unique. I think you’ll like her. Aunt Santana’s scary, though. But it’s a completely different scary than Aunt Rachel. Aunt Rachel’s loud, bossy, and over-bearing, but Aunt Santana’s just a bitch.”
Jack snorted as Beth finished telling him who he’d be meeting when they landed in New York. “And your dads are Noah and Kurt, right?” he asked, checking to make sure he had the names right.
Beth nodded. “Yup.” She yawned again and tried to snuggle even further into Jack without much success.
“Well, it should be interesting at the very least,” Jack said.
“Mmmm, yeah. Just hope you don’t end up running away screaming,” she murmured sleepily.
“Never gonna happen,” Jack told her as he kissed the top of her head. “Never gonna happen. Now get some sleep.”
Beth nodded, already half-asleep. “M’kay. Love you, Jack.”
“I love you, too, Beth,” Jack replied, laying his head on Beth’s and drifting off to sleep as well.