CBP – Chapter 29

Tatiana was flabbergasted, she really was humbled by the invite and had a certain exchange student who looked like a Greek god hadn’t happened across her path she would have been excited. Had her two-second fresh vision not showed her that Mortimer and Bella were to marry she would have been even more enthusiastic. Yet, saying ‘no’ would hurt young Mortimer and she wasn’t sure telling love-crazed Bella that her one true partner was asking her best friend to the dance was a great idea. Where were her boring days of yesteryear? Oh, how she missed them so….

Tatiana cleared her throat, “I guess we are going to homecoming…” she added a very weak, “Yay!” for good measure.

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Enrique was not amused. He arrived at the cafeteria two seconds too late, “Curses.” ‘Well now time for plan B’, if he couldn’t ask Tati to the dance then Bella would be his date, that way he could ensure being close to his self-proclaimed case assignment.

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“Good the two ladies I wanted to see. Do you have any plans for homecoming, I was wondering if…”

Bella stood at attention, hand theatrically waving in the air, “Oh me me! Pick me, I’ll go! Tati and Mort are already going together, you and I can partner up, it will be a double delicious date!!”

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Enrique laughed heartily, “Good, when should I pick you up Bella?” Tatiana frowned, how could he be so nonchalant regarding this situation? Did their study thing last night mean nothing to him? She shook her head, realizing how territorial and silly her inward dialog sounded.

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Mortimer excitedly added, “How about I provide the limo for all of us that night, it will be fun if we all go together.”

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Enrique didn’t wait to respond, “Fantastic my friend.”

Enrique was truly not amused, why was he feeling unhinged on the inside? This was all but fantastic and if he was going to be painfully honest with himself he hated that Mortimer and his Tatiana were going together. Not because he wasn’t able to do his job, but because if truth be told, his desire was to be her date and no one else’s. Creator, he was in trouble.

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Later that afternoon…

After school, Tatiana walked in on her mother having a serious conversation on the phone. She could only hear Juliette’s side of things but her curiosity was definitely peaked.

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Juliette was tapping her fingers on her thigh, whilst chewing on the inside of her lips, “No, this is most inconvenient…No, I do not think that to be a wise idea…Sacre Bleu, you are being unreasonable for the love of the creator! This is not a good time for us. ‘ave you even thought this through? No, I cannot ‘ave this discussion right now, good bye.” She almost whispered the latter part of the conversation.

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Tatiana walked in on a weirdly agitated Juliette and was unsure of what or who could trigger such a reaction from her mother, “Hi mom, who was that?” She asked as she placed her books on the table.

Juliette was clearly not enthusiastic about sharing anything with her at the moment and changed the subject, “No one in particular mon ange, can I get you something to eat?”

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Tatiana let it rest for now, but was very curious and would bring it up to her at a later date, “Guess what mom?”.

Juliette made way to the kitchen to prepare food regardless of Tatiana’s response, “What is it mon amore?” She asked preoccupied.

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“I am going to homecoming apparently, and with Mortimer Goth as my date. Yay .”She added sarcastically.

Sacre Bleu you sure that is a good idea? Why not go with cute toochie guy? What is his Name Osvaldo?”

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Tatiana giggled, “His name is Enrique. I would’ve loved to go with Ricky mom, but Mort got to me first and what’s worse is Bella is going with Ricky instead…”

Juliette wiped her hands on her skirt, “That will be well, something to behold eh?” She abruptly stopped what she was doing and turned to her daughter,”Listen, I ‘ave to tell you something too my sweet.”

Tatiana stole a sample of their meal, “Sure thing mom, what’s up?”

“Your father has reappeared after all these years…he wants to meet you.”

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To Be Continued…

 

CBP – Chapter 28

The school was buzzing with excitement over the soon approaching homecoming dance. The girls nervously awaiting the boys invites to the fanfare. The boys were nervous to ask because let’s face it there was always a 50/50 shot at rejection. Yes, everyone was excited except two people; Nancy Landgraab and Tatiana Thibodeaux, although for very different reasons. Nancy, because of her recent break-up with one of the most swoon-worthy teens in the school and Tatiana because her entire world was a snow globe all shaken up.

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Nancy rolled her eyes when Mortimer ignored her in the school’s hallway. She stepped away from her locker and followed him a few steps, “Mort we need to talk…”

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Mortimer sighed and paused, “No Nancy, I was pretty clear the night of the movies, we have grown apart, we aren’t middle schoolers anymore and you refuse to grow up. Besides this is our last year in high school, do you really want to spend it in a miserable relationship?”

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Nancy flushed red, adrenaline on high, lips trembling, “Are you saying I’m miserable to be around Mort?”

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Amazingly calm, Mortimer answered her question, “No, I am saying you and I don’t work. I’m saying I hate the drama that follows you. You and your band of merry-women are the epitome of theatrics. Moreover, I am saying I don’t love you, hell I don’t know if I like you. Now, if you excuse me, I have a test to take.”

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Nancy, while extremely offended had an epiphany, “Oh My Creator! You are falling for that trailer trash hussie aren’t you!?”

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Mortimer scowled, then sighed heavily, “I have a million comebacks that would belittle and leave you emotionally scarred for quite sometime. However, I am going to refrain because I will not stoop to your level, not now nor ever.”

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“You’re going to regret this Mortimer,” She clenched her teeth and continued, loudly, “I will always be the one who got away Mort!”

 

Mortimer smiled smugly, “Excuse me, I have to go ask Tati if she will go to the dance with me.”

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Nancy lost her cool with the recent news and kicked the lockers only sending pain up her toe…she wobbled to the nurses office slinging snot all the way there because although she didn’t know if her toe was broken she was certain her heart was.

Later that afternoon in the school cafeteria Bella and Tatiana were sitting in their usual spot, in the very back of the room. The Queen Bee’s where also huddled at their table minus one very absent Nancy.

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Bella played with her lunch and whispered, “Hey, did I tell you how much you mean to me? I mean how kick ass is it you saved me and my families life? How did you know Tati?”

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Tatiana was in la la land, willing the day to be over, she wanted a hot bath and a long nap before studying tonight. When Bella asked her question she was removed from her reverie. She shrugged, “Thanks Bella, you know I would do anything for you, you would have done the same for me. As for knowing, I saw it, this time as I was sleeping.”

 

 

Bella perked up, “Did you see who it was Tati, who delivered the pizza? Mom said whoever delivered it had a baseball hat on and never looked her in the eye.”

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Tatiana frustrated with her capabilities whispered, “That was the only thing I couldn’t see Bella, I am sorry.”

Bella felt bad for pushing Tati to look beyond her gift so she switched topics, “Did you hear Mort broke up with Nancy after the movies last week-end? I am surprised it took him this long to do it.”

Tatiana stared blankly at her food, “Hmm had no idea, Mort deserves better though.” Tatiana began what she started calling her vision ritual, she got gooseflesh and a heavy dizzy feeling…when black and white photos took place of her reality…

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Adult Bella with Adult Mortimer.

Wedding…

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Then back to her normal reality…Hopping Hippos should she tell Bella? She had a current track record of accuracy when she had her visions and hey! This was one of her first true future sights!! Could this mean she was finally finding a way to manage her resources appropriately?

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Bella didn’t miss a step, “Good grief, you look like you saw a frog in a bikini, you’re so pale Tati, need some juice?”

 

Tatiana was going to respond when Mortimer sat next to her.

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Mortimer was unusually happy. He hadn’t felt this ‘unburdened’ for quite sometime,”Hi guys,” He called out to the girls,  “I know this is kind of unexpected and if you already have plans I will understand, but Tatiana I would love to have you at my side at homecoming.”

Bella cried with enthusiasm, “OH M C how romantical!!! Of course she would love to!”

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To Be Continued…

Dining Drama Eps 15

~ Finale

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He decided to finish up one of his engineering projects at the house since his deadline was fast approaching.

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Once he completed his work for the day he sat in their living room thinking about how far his wife had come this year, how successful her five restaurants were. How everyone in their city was cramming to get a chance to taste her grandmother’s love through her recipes.

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And how excited he was to share her story with their soon arriving nooboo!

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A/N: No, I am not pregnant in real life LOL! However, Thank you all for joining the Dining Drama journey with me. It was a great challenge – thank you Jes, for creating it for the community. Also, one of the best game packs to own I highly recommend it!

I am ending this story on a positive note. I am sure Virtual ~ Lee and Jay’s baby will be ADORABLE, and they will continue to enjoy their virtual lives in private.

CBP – Chapter 27

The interrogation room was anything but welcoming, the drab colors of the cement walls and the lack of décor made her even more depressed about her current situation. How did this get so out of hand again, she asked herself. Mamie was in a different room going through her own set of paranoia, Tatiana was sure of it.

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The officer shuffled the papers in his folder before standing and asking his train of questions, “Tatiana, you know why you are here right?”

Tatiana nervously responded. “I have no idea officer, my best friend almost died tonight and I was carted off to the police station. So please tell me why it is you have me here?”

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The officer cleared his throat, took a swig of coffee before he continued,  “That is the very reason why you are here young lady. How is it that this town’s unexplained events are all tied to you?”

Tatiana swallowed hard, “Come again?”

Officer placed all the pictures of the crime scene in front of Tatiana, “Gunther Goth, Officer Buddy from the FBI, Professor F, The Goth’s manors fire, now this? I guess we are trying to understand how you did all of this, are you working alone, is your grandma involved?”

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The word grandma, hit a chord with Tatiana, she just recently found out her grandmother was really her mother, she just looked incredibly old because of the ‘Exchange’ with the Reaper. and she never stopped calling her Mamie. How do you stop calling someone something you called them your whole life? She knew this was a very random place and thought to have, but, sometimes randomness just hits you in the most awkward scenarios thought Tatiana and this was one of them.

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“My grandm…my mother has nothing to do with any of this, I don’t have anything to do with any of this,”  Tatiana told the officer as straight faced as she could. “I am not super well versed in the arts of ‘detectivery’ however, I know you guys are just pulling at straws because you have no proof just silly assumptions about a teenage girl and her horrible timing with people you are looking for. Why would I hurt anyone? I have no motive.

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I live a quiet life trying to get a scholarship to the damn ivy league school of my choice, my life is consumed by school work and goals, not whatever it is you think I did…If there is a coincidence in me knowing all of these people it’s simply because this town is too damn small and quite honestly there are too many townspeople that could have done any of these allegations you are trying desperately to link me to because all of us at some point came in contact with your file of quote unquote victims…”

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Officer collected the contents of his file and placed them back in his folder, “interesting speech Tatiana, how do you explain knowing that Mortimer’s parents were in a fire? How is that when an entire family gets poisoned you happen to be there?”

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Tatiana sighed and did something that was especially bold, “Look, I will be completely honest. Not that you care what’s the truth or not, but I get visions, I don’t understand them. Most of the time because they don’t seem to tell me what will happen but what’s happening currently, I couldn’t have set the fire at the Goths I was in my garden and talking to Mortimer at that very moment, and I couldn’t have poisoned the Bachelors. For one they are my favorite people outside of my grandm…my mother in this entire planet and tests will prove they had been poisoned for hours before we got to their house and called emergency. So, unless you have any evidence at all pointing to me or my gran…my mom then I really have to get back to the hospital my best friend and her family need me!”

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Officer stared in astonishment, “Visions? Hahahaa that’s creative…” He wiped the tears of comedy coming out of his tear ducts. “However, begrudgingly, you are correct. I can’t hold you for much longer but know you’re at the top of our list of suspects we will be contacting you again Ms. Thibodeaux.”

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Tatiana knew she was right, the fact that they didn’t read her Miranda rights and that they were digging meant they had a suspicion but no links tied to her and she was going to maintain her innocence even though she wasn’t entirely. Yet, how to explain to the cops that the missing people aren’t truly missing just dolls in her storage chest back home? That she would gladly try and reverse the spell or whatever it was but didn’t know how? Yes, it was better to leave well enough alone.

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While Tatiana was heading out of the precinct Enrique was hiding around the corner observing their departure, hoping he would remain unseen, and he did. The Thibodeaux’s were focused on hightailing it out of the precinct without any more compromises. “That was close”, he murmured.

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Tatiana breathed in some fresh air before turning to Juliette, “Hey,Mamie? Can I ask you a question? Would you mind it terribly  if I start calling you mom instead?”

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Tatiana’s words were so impactful to the both of them. That coupled with the close brush with the law and exhaustion, they couldn’t help but break down together.

Juliette placed one of Tatiana’s hair wisps behind her ear, “That would make me so proud mon ange.”

Tatiana whispered, “I love you more than science mom.”

“I love you more than my ‘and buzzer mon petit chou.”

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To Be Continued…

CBP – Chapter 26

Tatiana woke up with the worst vision she had in a long time…Bella, she had to get to her house she had to…IF anything happened to her friend she would never forgive herself, for what good is having powers if you couldn’t do anything to prevent bad situations from happening.

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Mamie stopped her before she went to her garden in the middle of the night, “Where are you going mon petit chou? It is 3 in the morning!”

Tatiana didn’t even glance at her mother she continued to her backyard. She had to pluck some of her herbs, “Oh Mamie, I have to save Bella! I had a dream, a vision a…I have to get some herbs together will you help me?”

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Mamie looking concerned, “Whatever for mon ange?”

“I was dreaming but, it was real, someone tried to hurt her and her entire family, tries to…Mamie, I have to go get this concoction ready, I don’t know why but someone tried to poison the Bachelors this herbal brew is the only thing that will help, the doctors will not be able to identify this poison…Hurry!” Her urgency was real, her gift was precise, Mamie questioned her vision no further. However, now she wanted to know the why’s.

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Mamie continued helping Tatiana as she brewed her solution, “‘ow do the Bachelors consume poison mon amore?”

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Tatiana furrowed her brow, “Someone leaves a pizza at their doorstep they all eat it and get horribly ill, I have to go, but there is something I need to do before I finish this.” She closed her eyes and hovered her hands over the solution. Her eyes became focused and her hands glowed warmth and healing over the brew. “…I’m done let’s go!”

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Mamie stated, “I will drive come on.”

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When they arrived at the Bachelor residence, everything was eerily quiet, the hair on Mamie’s arms were standing at attention. She did not feel good about the scene they would walk into but she had to be strong for Tatiana, her daughters Fae abilities were getting stronger and this was proof.

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Tatiana opened the door to the Bachelor home and called out for them one by one…no answer, Jacosta, Simis, Michael, Bella??!!

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Tatiana was too late the pizza boxes were evidence of her vision and the sabotage, the Bachelors were all passed out in an un-elegant manner on the floor, they hadn’t severed, so death had not yet arrived, but they both knew it was only a matter of time.

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Mamie didn’t tarry , “Give them your solution, I will call emergency mon ange…”

Tatiana forced herself to move, she had never been around an actual tragedy. Then there was the reality that her true nature was stabilizing. Tatiana finally found her tongue, “Hurry Mamie, I don’t know how long they have…” She began pouring her solution in the Bachelor’s mouth one by one. Massaging their throat to help coax the solution down their esophagus.

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The rest of the day was a whirlwind. News got out that the Bachelors were all in a coma induced by a poison. The Doctors could not identify the drug nor the poison they consumed, but they were working on the results. Luckily, the Bachelor’s vitals were stabilized and alive.

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Tatiana could not stand by and do nothing. She felt as though she needed to continue her hand in saving her best friend and her family. Eyes turning once more and this time body glowing, she became entranced, levitated and began muttering words in an ancient Fae language. One by one the Bachelor’s opened their eyes.

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Mamie and Tatiana’s relief was evident their happiness was cut short by the arrival of the police. “Tatiana and Juliette Thibodeaux? You will need to accompany us to the station now. We have some questions for you…”

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To be Continued…

 

 

 

Dining Drama Eps 14

Week 1 Restaurant #2

10-30-16_11-03-02 AM.pngLoss of sleep is not the only thing I am losing. I am also losing my mind! Running two establishments about killed me this week, how in the world will I be able to handle five shops?

My Abuela raised 9 children and a household. I am determined if she can handle that whirlwind of a life I should be able to handle a few establishments at once, right? Anyhoo, here are some highlights, low-lights, personal outlook, and comedic bloopers that occurred this week.

Highlights:

Grandma’s breakfast went from 2 1/2 to  3 1/2 stars…

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We had our first critique at our second restaurant, she was a tough nut to crack!

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However, she was gracious enough to give us a 4-star rating, WOOT!

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Low-lights:

The clown convention left town but neglected to take with it this precious soul…

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Towards the end of the week, I received the most grievous news regarding Abuelita’s, here read for yourself…

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It was a timely notice so much so I decided to visit my first lot that very evening…Heavens! I forgot to close down shop for two days!!

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See my look of shame LOL

Our ratings dropped from 4 1/2 stars to 4 stars…however with a little bit of elbow rubbing and social butterflying (What!? it’s a word!) I was able to gain our biggest profit to date the very next day!

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Like I said – the struggle is real!

Personal Outlook:

On the personal front I am starting to make time for myself. Like jogging…

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Visiting with friends…

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Lastly, I have started to read one of the most fascinated book series I’ve read in a while. It’s all about love, betrayal, intrigue…of course sexy eye-candy and the like. One of my favorite authors wrote it, Beryl Heffner. I can barely put these books down!

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Bloopers:

This jerk-wad had the audacity to tell me I had a bit of junk in my trunk…don’t worry I circle snapped him.

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This clown, thought it would be hysterical to wear his ‘sinking shoes’ at the restaurant.

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Some more sinking shoes acts:

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The best way to talk about someone is directly behind their back. Seriously, can none talk to people’s faces anymore?

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My staff was belabored in delivering this couples meals so they took it upon themselves to grab a serving of my personal stash in the fridge! The AUDACITY!

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Well, if anything my Abuelita is laughing up a storm at my journey this week. I too have had my share of giggles, I cannot wait to see what’s in store for me next week!

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A/N – The CC book my simself is holding is a creation made from Maladi777 for her Generational Simlit called the Heffners. You too can download these works here…Another shout out to Marialein for the artwork ❤

 

CBP – Chapter 25

It was well into the wee hours of the morning, Enrique and Tatiana put a good dent into their studies, even though sometimes they would trail off into weird segments of stare offs and giggles, but the pair enjoyed being together it curiously felt right.

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For Tatiana, it was an unexpected crush she truly had no time for, and after tonight she would not give it a second thought.

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For Enrique, it was an opportunity to befriend the source and the reason for this case, but he would be lying if he said he was not enjoying her company.

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He kept telling himself all night that this was wrong leading her on like this he was truly way older even if he was pretending to be her age and looked her age, he wasn’t and had to tread lightly. Yet, Tatiana turned out to be an incredibly intelligent young woman, with an incredible personality, her laugh, and those eyes…holy creator they were…’stop it Enrique Flores…say good-night, shake her hand…walk away…’

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An awkward pause ensued before he ended the evening, “I really should go, I have overstayed my welcome but I thank you for your company and hospitality, I learned quite a bit from you Tati.” He said in earnest.

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Tatiana couldn’t even respond to his smooth silky voice, she was infatuated, entranced, skipping koalas she was toast, “No, uh no thank you for your eyes, I mean mouth I mean hair…I mean good night, morning…bye.” ‘Damn it Tati’ She thought to herself so flustered she couldn’t even look his way.

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Enrique hesitated intentionally, kissed her hands…

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and departed…when he left the home Mamie rounded the corner and proclaimed,  “‘e ‘as a nice tooshie.”

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Tatiana was appalled at her mother’s assessment of her study partner, “How long have you been standing there, and why in the name of inappropriateness were you staring at his rear?”

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“Long enough to ‘ear your pathetic excuse for love words,” Mockingly she added, “No, thank you for your eyes, I mean your mouth, I mean your…” She giggled.

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Tatiana embarrassed anew recognized, “ok ok for Creators sake, I suck at flirting. I get it but can you help me? I have been a nun up until this point he is the first guy I think is attractive.”

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Maime busied herself in the kitchen putting dishes away, “Well Thank goodness you like someone I was starting to worry.”

“Maime please it was just harmless flirting.”

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Enrique walked about a block away from the home before he called his friend back home. “C, I don’t have much to share at the moment. I just inserted myself into her life to get more facts…I know I know I was to only observe but that only belabors the issue at hand…Ok, I know it’s dangerous and outside of protocol but I can take care of myself…We cannot risk any errors this is not your typical 17 year old, I will call you with more details soon…”

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To Be Continued...

CBP – Chapter 24

Enrique was her late night visitor and he looked like he was there to pick her up for a date. She wondered if she miscommunicated. There was a language barrier so it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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Uncanny heart palpitations were occurring within Tatiana’s organ chambers and she wished to the Creator that they would go away. Her life was too complicated to add one more thing to the ever-increasing laundry list of situations to figure out, she did not need…oh damn…too late, this guy was HOT. When he walked into her house it was as if a summer garden followed him  inside, he smelled like a dozen different flowers all at once.

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Thick head of hair, full chewable lips, chiseled facial features it was amazing how golden his eyes were it’s like she could see the Garden of Life from within them, don’t get her started on his body – it made her knees noodley and she was ever so thankful she was holding the door or was the door holding her….

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“Hotness confirmed…” She mumbled.

“Excuse me?” He questioned.

Tatiana started picking on the thread of her pajama bottoms and quickly countered, “I mean it’s sweltering outside want to come in? I mean it’s late but please come in, I was going to make cuteness, tea, juice, coffee…umm…all three because I can never decide what I really am thirsty for so I make all three then I decide, have you decided…what to drink…perhaps…” She rambled horrifically.

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Enrique couldn’t help but chuckle, she was nervous, she liked him, he could pick up on her adrenaline, dilated pupils and high pitched voice and he…was pleased that she did, this meant he had an in. He could use this to his advantage to get to know her better and get Intel. Find out what he needed to finish the case and get back to his beloved home he missed so much.

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Enrique got surprisingly close to Tatiana’s face, “Sure, some tea sounds perfecto.”

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Tatiana awkwardly filed into the kitchen to prepare the tea, “What are you doing here so late, I thought you had a party tonight?”

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“Yes, it was getting too out of control, so I asked Bella what you were up to. She said you’d be pulling an all-nighter for your make-up test, I would rather do science too. So I invited myself over, Bella told me where you lived.”

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Tatiana looked as if she was affronted by Bella’s audacity. What if this guy was a stalker, a sociopath, a Gunther Jr part II. Bella is an incredible judge of character but, they didn’t know this dreamboat from Adam. She would need to talk to Bella about this.

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Enrique noticed her mulling over the information, “Do you mind? I hope I am not being too impulsive if I have overstepped…”

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Tatiana reconsidered her previous dramatic reflections, “It’s studying for a test not your hand in marriage Enrique, you’re fine to stay and study If you want.”

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“You can call me Ricky.”

“Everyone calls me Tati”

Enrique muttered, “You are beautiful.”

“What did you say?”

“Your name, I said it is beautiful.”

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Enrique was furious with himself, two minutes in her presence and he was already spewing sonnets and terms of endearment to the unsuspecting soul…he needed to get his crap together and fast. This girl wasn’t as innocent as she appeared, he discerned. Now, to get to the bottom of her true story, “SO Ecological Succession…”

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Tatiana wasn’t simple minded, she heard him correctly, or was she just utterly losing it? She really didn’t need this in her life but, he was beautiful, “Yeah, Ecological Succession…”

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To Be Continued…

 

 

CBP – Chapter 22

Tatiana was completing her homework when the world became hazy and her adrenaline kicked in… her surroundings became black & white again indicating another vision she would be privy to. Tatiana would just assume say ‘no thank you I am good’ and walk away from the gift of foresight but she was never in control of her powers.10-08-16_7-45-33 PM.jpgShe found herself staring at another version of herself but she was older and talking to a cute little kid that seemed to look up to her…03-05-16_10-30-43 PM.jpgHe grabbed the violin and played a haunting song that seemed to come from his very soul.03-05-16_10-24-56 PM.jpgOnce the song ended the young man hugged her, making her feel intense love for him.03-05-16_10-34-06 PM-3.jpgWhen she was transported to her present day she felt an immediate loss without the boy’s existence. She was out of sorts, melancholy so she picked up her cell phone and called Bella immediately…but there was no answer so she left her a message…10-08-16_7-48-11 PM.jpg“Um, Hey, uh it’s me…I um was just checking on you and ok well this is a lame message but wanted to hear your voice…chat with you soon.” She hung up the phone and sighed. She immediately received a text message back that read: iphone message.PNGLater that afternoon the two friends met at the Simmal Cinemas for the long awaited horror flick sequel that all the teens were raving about called “Twinkle – The Vampire Tales.”10-08-16_8-00-45 PM.jpgTatiana barely frequented the movies or any other extracurricular activity as she was drowning in school work most of the time but after the vision she had, it was important for her to spend time with her best friend. She needed to feel normal and going out with Bella was as close as she was going to get to normal.Suspicious.jpgWhile the two girls purchased their tickets and snacks, Tatiana smelled that familiar aroma she couldn’t place, she knew Sophia was not too far away with the Queen Bees lead by Eliza. Mortimer was accompanying them …The new guy Enrique happened to be there too but he was with another group of students that looked to be transfers as well.7.jpg“Well, If I would have known the whole school would be here I would have planned an after party!” Bella stated cheerfully.

Sophia looked disgusted with Bella and Tatiana. As if their sheer presence was offensive to her, “If you would have planned an after party we would have said ‘love to go really'” She replied sarcastically. “Bella I have told you in the past how you can always join us, but that pathetic girl you call ‘friend’ is of no use to us.”8.jpgBella and Tatiana had a million conversations in the past and could never figure out why Sophia hated them so. They assumed it was just her affiliation with Eliza, and how much Eliza has hated Tatiana since they were in elementary school. It was situations like this that reminded them both how shallow and silly the Queen Bees were, not to mention infuriating!10-08-16_8-08-23 PM.jpgThe Queen Bees were snickering and giving Tatiana the stink eye. Sophia’s problem was she never knew when to call it quits. The club members support of Sophia’s ridiculous confrontation did not help matters. “Honestly, we thought you would get over your terrible taste in friends because they are pitiful.”10-09-16_1-10-17 PM.jpgTatiana could sense Mortimer was fuming as if he wanted to jump to her aid. It was apparent she didn’t deserve this treatment, yet he was a coward. His girlfriend was really close by and defending Tatiana in front of her club mates would be a recipe for disaster. She understood and did not hold it against him.10-08-16_8-15-39 PM.jpgBella on the other hand, lived to confront these monsters, she actually looked forward to them starting crap, it was her ‘superpower’ she called it. Tati was the smart and kind one, she was the ‘defender of the innocent’ – Bella once told Tati when they were kids.10-09-16_1-18-04 PM.jpgRed faced she got real close to Sophia’s face with raised voice, “Why would I ever join your fake-ass club with your fake-ass pretentiousness? Why would I ever degrade my morals and values just to be labeled popular? To be a part of this group of lunatics? I would rather be in the company of a person that has more value in her pinky than you all do collectively, so f….” Tatiana grabbed her to pull her back…the last thing she wanted was a fight. There were too many of them, Bella and herself would surely lose.10-08-16_8-10-00 PM.jpgEnrique was getting closer to the gaggle of raised voices he was concerned for the underdogs, it was none of his business but he would not hesitate to jump in if he absolutely had to. He could use it as an excuse to get closer to Tatiana anyways.10-08-16_8-11-03 PM.jpgEliza enraged at the last insult against her best friend stepped in front of Sophia to have her turn against Tatiana and Bella, but Sophia shoved her out of the way. By the looks of it, Sophia was way stronger than the scrawny Eliza.

Tatiana could feel that sick prickly sensation indicating her lack of control, she looked away just in case she made a public spectacle of who she truly was…10-08-16_8-17-50 PM.jpgMortimer finally interjected in hopes to defuse the problem, “Sophia, Eliza please let’s just all head inside the movies and chill.”

Nancy noticed Mortimer’s interruption and frowned. Tatiana was aware of Nancy’s hatred toward her. She couldn’t quite figure out why, maybe it was her inability to stand up for herself, maybe it was that she was jealous of her academic prowess, she knew Nancy’s parents always fussed at her for never making the honor roll. Nancy never verbalized her insecurities regarding Tatiana,  she didn’t have to, her body language was a poster board for her disapproval of her.10-08-16_8-19-20 PM.jpgBella broke free from Tatiana’s hold and pounced on her attacker, a shower of slushy escaped her hand and fell on Sophia’s face. Sophia’s eyes burned. Eliza was mortified. Mortimer stupefied. Nancy thankful she didn’t get slushied.10-09-16_1-29-13 PM.jpgEnrique’s concern for Tatiana intensified. They even drew a crowd of spectators. Sophia agitated, and prepared for a physical fight with Bella however Tatiana was able to seize Bella’s attention and escaped the forthcoming battle, “It’s not worth it Bella, let’s go home!” She commanded looking away.10-08-16_8-23-43 PM.jpgTatiana was thankful she could, for the first time keep her emotions in check…progress..she thought to herself…10-08-16_8-28-05 PM.jpgMeanwhile, Mortimer shrugged them all off without an explanation, he was ashamed of his girlfriend and her friends.  He was emotionally spent trying to keep up appearances with Nancy. He simply made his way to his car after the confrontation.10-08-16_8-28-38 PM.jpgNancy quickly noticed his departure and wondered why he didn’t tell her he wanted to go…she was left questioning why he was so offended, surely it wasn’t because of those two losers was it, she must have thought?10-08-16_8-30-26 PM.jpgEnrique decided to make his move, he would go after the two girls that were verbally attacked to ensure they were ok. This would be his in, and he was ready.10-08-16_8-28-55 PM.jpgEliza turned to Sophia and whispered so only she can hear “Oh honey you ok?!” She realized how intimate that sounded and blushed deeply.10-08-16_8-29-32 PM.jpg

 

To Be Continued…