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Night at the Mansion


The Griffin family was on their way to the Woods mansion to have dinner with James Woods, an affluent and prominent town businessman. The Griffin family, on the contrary, came from more modest means, the mother taking care of the kids and the father the owner of the small local brewery.

Soon, they reached the mansion and exited the car. Peter, the father, knocked on the door and James' butler opened it, motioning for them to enter.

“Dinner will be ready in a moment,” said the butler, “for now, please put your coats here and be seated at the dining table.”

A moment later James appeared and welcomed the Griffins.

“Welcome to my humble abode!” said James eagerly. Lois, the mother, under her breath said, “Haha. Humble abode.” Lois did not like James at all.

The three children, Stewie, Chris, and Meg, marveled at the size of the mansion.

At over 10,000 square feet, the James Woods mansion was one of the largest in the vicinity. It had over 17 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms, three dining halls, and a professional grade kitchen. Rumor was also that it had many secret rooms and passages commissioned by James Woods himself.

Soon enough, dinner arrived. It was a four-course meal starting with a piping-hot French Onion soup with cheese melting over the bowl and crisp spring salad lightly tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and extra virgin olive oil, followed by an appetizing dish of various tapas and small dishes of seafood and vegetables paellas, finally followed by the main dish. A whole roast suckling pig with the apple complete in its mouth came out of the kitchen, releasing appetizing aromas which wafted around the dining room. The whole family eagerly dug in. Unbeknownst to his family, Stewie stole away from the table. After much delicious eating, dessert came out. A large, 3-layer chocolate cake with mousse and ice cream topping it off. Once that was finished, James Woods himself introduced himself and pitched his proposal. For $500,000, he would buy the brewery from Peter. James continued his pitch while Peter defiantly said, “I'll never sell my brewery!”

Meanwhile, Stewie was investigating the secret ways and passages of the James Woods manor. He had heard that James was so paranoid he kept his safe in a hidden room, in which you could only access through multiple checkpoints and secret corridors. Luckily, Stewie had come prepared. As he approached the first checkpoint, he attached the fingerprint sample he had collected from James's chair, and set it to the scanner. Quietly, the scanner beeped and Stewie was let through. At the next corner, a heat-sensitive infrared motion scanner was placed on the ceiling. Stewie, knowing that the sensor would be there, grabbed his fire extinguisher and doused the sensor in a frothy, foamy cloud of fire extinguisher compound. He quickly dashed onwards. Suddenly, he came to the end of the hallway. There was nothing there except for a portrait of some historical figure on a 4' x 3' oil painting on the wall. Stewie's hopes were dashed. He had been following his map correctly all along! In his anger, he started jumping up and down on the hardwood floor. Miraculously, the portrait swung open and a ladder was revealed behind it.

Back at the table, a loud thumping sound could be heard, which soon stopped. What was that? wondered James. Lois was thinking the same thing. “Stewie! He's left the table!” yelled Lois. James acted quickly. He remembered that the contractor that had set up the passageways had told him that he made the pressure plate heavier so that an intruder would have to jump to continue, thus creating a loud noise and promptly warning him that something was fishy.

“Stewie is trying to steal my fortunes! Security! Arrest this family at once!” yelled James.

Security came rushing out. Lois knew what was about to happen so she yelled, “Run!”

Meanwhile, Stewie was hearing the commotion downstairs. I've been discovered! he thought.

He pulled his Desert Eagle and shot a hole in the wall, creating a large hole which was exposed to the outdoors. Stewie had prepared for this. He grabbed his parachute pack and jumped out.

Lois and the family were still running from security and as they were running towards the door, Lois tripped. Security was almost upon her.

Stewie was flying out, clearly visible to the security guards, who started shooting at his parachute's cables. One by one they severed until Stewie was left with two cables.

To be continued…


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