CBP – Chapter 32

Tatiana woke up from what happened to be a very hard sleep. She previously remembered being in the arms of the most fascinating guy she had ever encountered in her short life. If strength and protection were a scent that is what Ricky smelled like and it still lingered on her as if a warm blanket.

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However, all those fantastic emotions and fragrances had to be shelved. For her mother just crushed her musings with the news that her father, the man that abandoned them upon her birth, was downstairs waiting for her.

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“Mom, I thought I told you I don’t want to meet him.”

“Oui, mon ange, I do know what you said but I need you to know there is an urgency to ‘is request.”

The sincere statement from Juliette inspired cynicism in Tati’s next question, “What? It’s not like he was diagnosed with a terminal illness or something, was he?”

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Juliette slumped her shoulders, “Your resources are getting sharper mon petite chou, oui ‘e was told by ‘is doctor that ‘e ‘as but a few months to live.”

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Tatiana’s world got dark, her gooseflesh returned, her eyes lost their green hue and her photo montage for visions returned…

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Visions of her father meeting someone new during his relationship with Juliette…

 

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Visions of the new baby he had around the same time she was born…

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Visions of that little girl being ignored by him…

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Visions of his daughter’s jealousy of her and Bella’s friendship, envious that her father watched Tatiana more than her…

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The wind was temporarily thwarted from Tatiana’s airways…No, this couldn’t possibly be!! How in the world could this even be real! Her worst enemy in the entire world, her incessant bully, Eliza…is her half-sister!!!?? Tatiana was blinded by her overwhelming vision. Breathe Tati… breath, she coached herself…In a split second, and after calming down she ran downstairs to face the worm that called himself her father.

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Freddy was not the most patient person in the world, he was about ready to give up on meeting Tatiana when she graced him with her presence. He was everything she expected. A middle aged man who was dressed a decade younger than his age.

Juliette described him as a smooth talker who always appeared to be worth more than he actually was. She reckoned being in the entertainment industry has that effect on people, but this was just ridiculous. Therefore, the attire and accessories he wore confirmed Juliette’s recollection as truth.

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“Oh, good heavens you’re a beauty Tatiana, I knew you would be pretty but wow, You look so much like your mom di…listen I know you didn’t, weren’t ready to meet but I don’t know how much longer I have, it’s just that I wanted…no, needed to tell you how very sorry I was for the past…How I never meant to hurt you, trust me I have paid for every minute of that decision and well, I couldn’t die in peace if I didn’t do this…I don’t expect you to trust or forgive me Tatiana, but know I have thought of you every second of every day…and…”

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Tatiana outraged interrupted, “Stop…you are a piece of work you know that!? You think that you can waltz in here and completely disrespect my wishes in meeting you and further trivialize our meeting by making YOURSELF feel better??!!”

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“…You hairless llama, know this and carry this with you for the rest of your existence here on this planet. I could care less for your apology, for a split second in my past I wondered how different the dynamic in this house would have been if you stuck around, even if you visited once in a while. However, I got a rare glimpse at life with you and you were no better to Eliza even with your presence. No wonder she is hateful, you ignored her her whole life! She grew up to resent you and this whole time she knew about me didn’t she? That’s why she hated me so much!”

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Freddy pleaded irritably, “Tati, how did you know about Eliza? Nevermind, look, understand…”

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Tatiana irate, “Don’t call me that! That name is reserved for my close friends and mother. You are not in either of those categories. Listen,” She tried to dial it back a notch unsuccessfully, “I really am sorry to hear about the terminal illness but it doesn’t get my sympathy vote. Maybe in the Garden of Life we can patch things up but for now, I rather like the thought of saying good bye.”

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Freddy balled his hands into a fist, “Well Juliette, you did a fine job of raising an impertinent young woman all by yourself…It’s a wonder she is well liked with those manners! Then again she must get her lack of decency from you!”

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And that was all Tatiana needed to fuel the anger and anxiety she did so well to control up until that point…her eyes bled yellow and ‘father dearest’ was no longer flesh and blood…

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but a delightful little collectable to add to her collection of souls trapped within a plastic cell.

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To Be Continued

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CBP – Chapter 31

Somehow the trees weren’t singing their usual song of abandon, and the sun rejected her entirely as it decided to hide behind the clouds. Even the wind regrettably denied her company, but so were her emotions, somber and listless. She couldn’t even bring herself to cry. She couldn’t even allow herself to feel anything. What did she do to deserve so much chaos in her life?

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Here she was with an opportunity to meet the man that fathered her and she truly had no feelings or desire to meet him. Then there is Eliza Newbie her biggest bully since grade school, losing her father to an illness.

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Would news like that change her mind to desire a meeting with her father? If he was terminally ill would she grant a meeting with him? No. No she thought, that would not change her mind, and she was angry at him for making her feel like she was the horrible person for not wanting to meet.

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Tatiana’s deep thoughts interrupted by a comforting and caring voice, “I thought I was hallucinating when I saw you by the river, I had to come to verify if my eyes were playing tricks on me. You look grieved. Can I help you with anything Tati?”

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Tatiana was a bit disoriented, if not thankful for his presence, she needed someone at this very moment but should she risk burdening her new friend Ricky? “Wh-what are you doing here?”

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Enrique knew she was there because it wasn’t by accident he happened upon her, he was following her around still and stole this opportunity she was alone to approach her. The mall was just too busy, this environment was , in short, perfecto.

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“Bob Pancakes told me of this place, he has been trying to get me to play football for the school, we have become friends and he learned of my love for fishing so I came here to do just that, it is my alone time activity.”

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Tatiana couldn’t respond as quickly as she should have, his presence overwhelmed her she hadn’t realized how much she needed someone to talk to especially regarding her newest circumstance and as much as she loved Bella, telling her would ignite world war three, and her mother shouldn’t be burdened by this either. Yet he stated ‘alone time’ she should just let him be, “Your alone time? I will leave you to your fish then, it was nice…”

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He interrupted her, ‘alone time’ what was he thinking? Tatiana was emotionally intelligent and of course she would want to excuse herself, think quick Enrique think quick, “The fish are not biting. Please, would you stay with me a bit? You look like something is troubling you, what is going on?”

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Tatiana didn’t skip a beat, he wanted to hear about her problems and she needed to vent, “I found out today that my biological father wants to meet me. A man who left my mother and I to rot over 17 years ago.”

“That is immense news querida, what are you going to do?”

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Querida, note to self she thought, was it K-e-r-i-d-a? No, she was sure he meant Q-u-e-r-i-d-a. She would translate this term on her phone when he wasn’t looking, but right now he asked her a question, ah yes, what was she going to do?

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“That’s just it Ricky, I didn’t want to do anything about it because he left us when I was just a baby. Left my mother to fend for us all by herself, and she did a damn good job too, I never had a need for him. There were never any void or loss feelings for him because my mother was wonderful at filling all those vacant places in my heart… Does it make me a horrible person if I simply refuse to meet him?”

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Enrique wiped the hair that had fallen into her eyes and touched her face with his thumb. The act of tenderness made her melt on his shoulder. IF it wasn’t for this damn case, IF she wasn’t the main suspect of every serious infraction this town was investigating, and IF she wasn’t about to break down on him…

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Enrique would have kissed her right then and there, by the mystical sound of the river, by the graceful trees, forcing the lighthouse to bear witness to his awakened emotions. Instead, he held her in his arms and let her sob until the sun set and the owls began their song of ascension. Holding her felt right, pure and intense. Holy Creator he could not continue this charade, but how to without everything falling apart?

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Tatiana had fallen asleep in Enrique’s arms. It was the safest she had felt in a while. When she awoke she didn’t open her eyes immediately she allowed herself to smell him on her arms and hands, his scent was incredible and he…

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Mon ange, wake up.”

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“Mom, what happened, how did I get here?”

You fell in a deep slumber, Edwardo brought you ‘ome…”

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“His name is Enrique Mom,” She giggled.

Juliette ignored the banter, “You ‘ave been asleep for almost 22 hours. Also, your father is downstairs waiting for you.”

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To Be Continued…

CBP – Chapter 30

Tatiana had no recollection of her father; there were no memories not even in photos. Her mother formerly known as her grandmother never talked about him until a few weeks ago when she confessed she had been her mother all along but hid it from her because of the age difference.

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An age difference that Reaper was the catalyst of, the age difference that made her father run away and abandon his partner and daughter. For all she knew she could go the rest of her life without knowing the piece of refuse. Who would want to have someone in their life that runs away every time something got tough? And this, this “Path’ or whatever the heck she was going through was the toughest thing she had to deal with to date.

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Bringing someone into her life now that would hightail it and run was simply out of the question. Funny thing is she was never curious about him, she wasn’t like most people that were raised by one parent; she knew who she was because she loved who she was, an intelligent young lady that was raised by a single mother. A strong, sassy, funny, and most loveable mother on the planet. That is all she needed to know.

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Tatiana stated resolutely, “No, I don’t want to meet him.”

“I understand ‘ow you feel mon ange but…”

“Mom, I don’t think it’s a good idea, I have no interest in meeting a coward.” She meant this wholeheartedly.

Juliette tried desperately to negotiate, “But…”

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“Mom, you are my mother and father, most importantly you are my best friend, yes even more than Bella, but don’t tell her that. He is a snake in the grass that needs a llama to crap on him. Look, I gotta go meet Bella in the mall, we have to buy our dresses for the stupid dance. You need anything while I’m out? Toilet paper? Hand soap?”

Juliette resigned the attempts at this conversation, “Um, no mon petit chou I went to llama-mart yesterday we are OK for now. Be careful and know that I love you.”

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“I love you more.” She kissed her mothers forehead before changing and leaving the house.

Juliette watched her baby girl leave the room. She was irate with herself. She should have pressed the issue harder she should have made her see that perhaps she should meet her father. She didn’t want her to regret her decision especially because of her father’s news. She would find another opportunity before it was too late.

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Across town at the mall the teenagers where all congregated to purchase the dress of a lifetime. The dress that would make all the boys drool, the dress that would make their frenemies frown.

Tatiana was so not into it however, she really just wanted to go to llama lighthouse and fish, swim, or collect seeds. She really just wanted to allow the sun to burn her skin while the wind healed the burn with its soft kisses. She wanted to hear the trees song of freedom and give the grass permission to tickle her toes. These were the things she truly cared about doing, dances where just not her style…

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While Bella gushed over a dress Tatiana excused herself to go to the food court for a quick drink. Bella knew her friend was preoccupied and let her have her distance even for a minute.

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While there Tatiana noticed a mousy teen she knew from school manning the cafe. She went to give him her money for the two lattes when she received a future vision of the kid going from rags to riches.

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When he placed change in her hands she asked him his name. He told her his name was Charlie Briggans she proceeded to tell him his luck would change soon and that he would be loved by many in the future.

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She tried gathering herself and prayed Charlie didn’t notice her blinding yellow eyes she quickly ran to the bathroom for solitude. While in the stall she smelled that familiar aroma that was linked to the one and only Sophia Jinn. Sophia and Nancy’s voices wandered in the bathroom. Nancy was crying over something serious and Sophia was trying to console her.

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“I told you there is a way to heal him my love, you have but to ask of it.”

Eliza snapped at Sophia in a panic, “Will you stop with your terms of endearment I am serious, and please mind your accent… we… you and I can’t be caught! Besides not with my dad’s illness, not while he is still alive. We don’t know how long he has to live Sophia, and you know I will never … I just can’t risk losing you too.”

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Tatiana knew Sophia was suspicious, why was she hiding her accent? Why would anyone care she was a foreigner? She stopped thinking long enough to hear what was said next.

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Sophia’s voice sounded loving and full of compassion. Tatiana was impressed, she didn’t think Sophia capable of these emotions, “Dear Eliza, you will forever come up with excuses for us, but if there is any other way…I promise I will try and research other possibilities for your father if only for your sake…”

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To Be Continued…

 

 

 

 

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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

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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 ❤