Monday, November 14, 2011
Chapter 30: Wild Thing
"I did some research," she tells her father, "I found my real mother. Caren Cruz."
Aiden's heart sinks into his stomach. "Are you going to meet her?" he asks.
Tennyson shakes her head, "I wanted to, but finding out about her meant I found our about you and Mom, and why you're in hiding here. You're Amit Archer, the son of a notorious thief, and wanted for breaking into the Sunset Valley Museum."
"I'm sorry," Aiden starts to apologize, for tearing her away from her mother, bringing her with him into exile and never telling her about it, but Tennyson lifts her hand to stop him.
"You did what you had to, Dad, I understand that. You and Mom, Tearney, gave us a great life here, and I won't do anything that might endanger you, including trying to meet with my birth mother. My kids will have something I didn't, they'll grow up in a place where they have roots, grandparents. I won't have them visiting their grandfather in prison."
"Grandkids?" Aiden perks up, "Are you...?"
Tennyson laughs, "Not yet, Dad, but Dakota and I do plan to have a family, sooner rather than later."
"You better get a move on," Aiden says, "I'll finish this level without you."
"But I want to finish this level with you!" Kelsey protests, "Do I have to go to the stupid prom?"
"I didn't have a date for the prom. I don't think I even went," Tearney quips.
"You didn't," Aiden confirms, "I would have remembered. I would have watched you like a hawk."
Tearney slits her eyes, "You're the reason no one ever asked me out, aren't you?" she asks.
Aiden laughs, "I did my best, but no one ever took my threats seriously. You scared them all off on your own. You and your pet snake. And that crazy girl you used to hang out with? Maricela? A lot of guys thought you two were, you know..."
Tearney can't help but laugh, "Poor Maricela. She really was insane. I wonder how she's doing?"
"What? Now?" It had been so long since he made his deal to get out of working for her that Aiden had thought she'd forgotten his promise.
Patricia laughs, "A promise is promise, and I need you to do do something for me..."
A reminder for Gen 5 rolls: Single Parent, 2 kids. Career is Animal Wrangler. Goal is Opportunist and Misc. Fun is Tattoo Addict.
Kelsey does have her first tattoo, but there isn't a pic of it in this chapter. There is one in Out Takes if you want to see.
Kelsey already got her LTW, the Zoologist, to catch 20 animals. That was too easy, I'll never take that LTW again.
Tearney and Aiden both got their LTWs as well.
Honestly, I think I might have missed a required fight or two for Tearney. I didn't have a set day of the week to do the fights on, mostly because Tearney's pregnancies would get in the way of scheduling a weekly fight on a specific day. So I did tend to lose track of time, not remembering if *this* week's fight had been done or not. And I started relying on the burglar to get it done, lol. Anyway, it's over now and Kelsey's gen has taken over.
Posted by yangthecat at 3:16 PM