Saturday, November 5, 2011
Chapter 28: Family Gatherings
Patricia Bedlington is the last person you'd suspect of running a criminal enterprise, which is perhaps why she's so successful at it. "To be honest, pretty boy, I only took you on as a favor to your father," she tells him, "I learned a lot from him, and I owed him that. You, however, have none of his finesse. And you smile far too much. You aren't particularly necessary to my operation, so for your father's sake, I'll let you go, after you do a couple more jobs for me. But just remember, one word from me will land you and your pretty wife in a cell for life. If I ever need a favor from you, you'll come through."
Aiden is too relieved to be released so easily to be insulted by her poor review of his performance. "Of course, any time you need anything, I'm there," he promises.
"What will you do now?" she asks.
"I'm going to stay home and take care of my kids," he answers with a smile, "We aren't hurting for money, and being a husband and a father has meant more to me than anything else I could be doing."
Tearney smiles, "Well, that's good to hear, seeing as I'm pregnant again."
Aiden pulls her into a deep kiss. He couldn't possibly be happier.
Bedlington was right, Aiden wasn't really suited for a life of crime. Being a stay at home dad proves to be far more rewarding.
This one is a boy, Rory.
Rory becomes a toddler.
She gives him a few slaps to emphasize her point.
"I never stole anything from anyone," the ghost protests weakly, but his eerie, whispering voice doesn't get through Tearney's rage.
"Take this," Kenji said, handing her a new device, "I made this using the data I've gathered from the spirit samples you've brought me. It's a scanner that will help you find ghosts, and force them out into the open."
"I hope you're still happy about the stay at home dad gig," Tearney laughs.
"I would never have believed it, but I'm happier here than I think I would have ever have been if we'd stayed in the city," Aiden admits.
First, career issues. Aiden's career was like broken or something. He'd go to work, and the job panel thing would be stuck on 'Going to Work' for hours after he was there, sometimes for the whole shift. I did check, and he was inside the rabbithole, not stuck somewhere trying to get to work. And the whole time it's stuck, he's not making any progress on the progress bar. So, I'm not too fond of the criminal career to begin with, the hours suck, and Aiden is not getting progress for the time he's wasting there. So, I had him quit.
I also had issues with the Ghost Hunter gig. I'd noticed this before, with Tamsin Enmity I can do away with maternity leave, but while she's actually pregnant, she'll be 'On the Clock' but no jobs spawn.
So, after Kelsey was born, I gave her the fertility treatment award, hoping she'd get twins next time so I'd be able to get my last two required children out in one pregnancy. But, no, Rory was a single birth, and I didn't get twins until I only needed one more kid. So now I have 5 kids in the house, lol.
Right now I'm favoring Kelsey as heir. Mostly because I cannot be done with the fighter thing soon enough. I always get tired of that one long before the generation is over. So the sooner my heir comes of age, the better.
My roll for Generation 5 is: Single parent, two kids. I used the Expansion Gift for the career, choosing Animal Wrangler. The goal is Opportunist and Misc Fun is Tattoo Addict.
I just want to add how much I love the Fox family. Tennyson's relationship with Dakota developed totally naturally. He really did come home with her after school rather frequently, and his mother did call to set up play dates, bringing her family along with her.
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