Monday, 21 November 2016

1.10 - Always on my Mind

  Brendan reads. Anything. Everything. He just reads. It keeps his mind distracted. Soon though he'll either have to go to the library or the bookstore for more. He's read everything on the bookshelf twice.

  Sunday night, the day before the teens start school after summer holidays, Laura sits by the fire. She's got a lot to think about. Officials wouldn't say if they knew who killed her mother, or for what reason, but she has an idea. Things only got weird once she started seeing Cemre. She remembered him whispering something to her about being a witch, but she brushed it off. She certainly didn't care if he could do magic, she thought it was awesome.
  Seeing her so excited about magic when he showed her, led Cemre to a half hearted offer to finding a way to give her the ablity to use magic. At the time, Laura had agreed, if it was possible. Now she wasn't so sure. What if that was the reason her mom was dead? Was it her fault?

  "Laura, dad wants us to head up to bed now," Theo wandered out, plopping himself on a chair across from his sister.
  "I'm not tired," she protested.
  Theo sighed and leaned forward. "I know how you're feeling right now," he stated quietly.
   Laura looked at him with doubtful eyes. "How would-"
  Pausing for a moment, Laura glanced down in guilt. She'd been so caught up in her own grief, she'd forgotten. Theo had claimed for a while that he loved Hawthorne, then she had stopped responding to his calls and texts.
  "Mom was working a case, I only know because  I snooped through her things when she was out with dad. Three dead witches, and one faerie. All found in the woods, bodies mutilated. No one was sure who was killing them. Since mom was a spy, they sent her in to find out."
  "Did she?"
  Theo nodded sadly. "The Government. That's where her notes ended though. I'm guessing they learned about her, and they killed her because she had knowledge she wasn't suppose to."
  "None of that makes me feel any better, Theo, you suck at this."
  Theo shrugged as he stood up. "It wasn't meant to. Just inform."

  Homework. The bane of every child's day. Cemre got excited when he managed to use magic to complete his homework. Laura and Theo though were stuck doing it the old fashioned way.

  Laura's cat, Fitz, finally aged up into an adult. He is now free to roam the house at will. And get his own toys from the box.

  Theo's Audry also aged up. And now likes to follow him everywhere.

  Field trip! Today's trip was to the police station! Not that Theo or Laura needed a lesson on that, they grew up with their very own. Cemre though enjoyed the trip.

  Theo won this award for being president of the music club at school. They even held a large ceremony to give out all the awards for the clubs. Laura received a participation trophy for being part of the debate club.

  Laura took it upon herself to decorate for autumn. Spooky Day is her favourite holiday. She even goes through the trouble of getting pumpkins for everyone.

  Josie is one of Laura's classmates. She asked to come over to get some help with her math homework. Since Laura was smart enough to teach that class herself, Josie thought she'd get ahead and get some help.
  Laura's just upset that Josie copied her hairstyle.

  Finally, Laura is able to Cemre to carve his pumpkin with her. Brendan already did his, humouring his daughter. Theo plonked himself far away from the other two to do his in peace.
  Laura insisted on sitting back to back. "I want mine to be a surprise!"
 Cemre agreed.

  The cat is Laura's creation. The traditional smiley face is Brendan's. The ghost is Theo's. He was going for a scary ghost. And the silly one at the end is Cemre's.

  The night before Spooky Day is Cemre's birthday. He makes a simple wish.

  And ages up. Laura makes fun of his hair.

  The next day is the twins. Laura chooses her wish carefully.

  Theo already knows his will come true.

And this chapter marks the end of the first generation. Laura is the heir, and is excited to begin next chapter.
Theo is especially happy to just be left alone with his music.
I always role for each child at the beginning of the generation so I have personalities for each of them. This time, Laura's role fit better for the story in mind, but I hope next generation to do a vote on who will be heir.
If I had chosen Theo as heir, his role would have been the following:

three children
music - rockstar
party to remember
no strangers


  1. Was Cemre's wish for new clothes? xD

    Fitz is really dang cute.

    *hugs* I'm glad you're feeling a little better.

    1. Whatever it was, I don't think he got it based on the look he had. lol

      Thankfully, as Laura's pet, he does get to stick around. He's very snuggly too. I love him.

      *hugs* Thank you.

  2. Loved Laura's Spooky Day decorations! It's my favorite holiday too :) Very cute how everyone carved pumpkins according to their personalities.

    1. It's usually mine too.
      I didn't even notice that, to be honest. Lol.