Prentiss – Round 6.4: More Surprises

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“Now that was enjoyable.” Phoibe Santoro said to Rita Pretniss once they were outside the theater. The night was a tad cold, but Rita welcomed the breath of fresh air. She had felt terrible that morning, she had been throwing up since she woke up  and she was afraid she had caught some bug and would have to cancel this outing with her best friend but thankfully she felt better so in the end she could join Phoibe and see the symphony with her.

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Rita bought the tickets days ago, it wasn’t that often that the symphony performed in their little town and she knew Phoibe was a big fan of classical music so it was a perfect opportunity for the two of them to spend some time together. Seeing her friend happy for the first time in months made the evening even better.

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Prentiss – Round 6.3 : New feelings

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(Previous post: The Unexpected)

“Is everything okay Nan? Are you feeling well?” Her mum asked. They were in the dinning room, having dinner just the two of them and like it had been lately Nan’s mind was elsewhere. She had never felt so unlike herself like she had the last couple of days. All of her thoughts were jumbled and unclear, her razor-sharp mind that always kept her grounded and in the present, assessing every situation as it happened had gone completely haywire. It made her feel as absent minded as her older sister Lena and she didn’t like it one bit.

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Prentiss – Round 6.2: The Unexpected

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As weeks passed and then turned into months Nan and Bran became a real couple. They spent all their time together, going to the beach on warmer days, kissing on park benches, walking the school hallways hand in hand… It was strange at first to have someone who actually liked her, someone she didn’t share a womb with but it turned out it was pretty easy to get used to. She loved the way other girls looked at her now, she loved the gleam of jealousy in their eyes as they saw Bran walking besides her. Once she got her hands on him the timid little boy that crept around the corners was completely gone. The boy Nan dated  was confident and happy, full of jokes she didn’t quite get and smiles that could light up the world. And all those smiles were directed only at her.

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What could be better then becoming the center of somebody’s world? Having besides you a person who would turn it all upside down if you as much as asked for it?

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Prentiss- Round 6.1 : Orange

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The orange haired boy was there again, lurking in the hallway like almost every other day. Nan was getting used to seeing him by now, he wasn’t really conspicuous, and couldn’t be even if he tried, and she was sure he had. The hair was a big giveaway, it was brightly orange, not the usual ginger but almost as bright as the fruit. Anyone with hair like that could not possibly hope to be able to disappear in a crowd, no matter how big. To make matters worse he was growing it out, or so it seemed. It fell all over his face, stuck in that unflattering phase somewhere in the middle, not quite long yet, but no longer short. Looking at him over the past weeks Nan concluded it might be better if he gave it up, she felt short would suit him better.

But it wasn’t just the hair that made his stick out like that, he was also quite tall. Well, not yet tall exactly. .That was in the process too, lanky was a better word maybe. His arms and legs were long, and all his movements appeared clumsy and ungraceful, as if he was just getting used to it all. Maybe that is why he stopped walking the moment he would notice them coming his way, he would just stop and look.

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Prentiss – TOC

This post contains a table of contents for the Pretiss family with synopsis of each post if you don’t want to read them all (so spoilers obviously).

I try to make each round’s series of posts work as a stand alone short story so each should make sense on its own but if you want to catch up on what happened previously (or check if my writing had made any progress :P) you can follow the links to read them or if you want to refresh your memory or just want to get a fast update of what’s been going on read the synopsis initalic.

I will update this post after each new update for this family is published.

Family Tree

Intro

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The Prentiss family was the third family to move into empty Sunset Valley. Harald and Elena came to town with their four kids, Alyssa, Andrew, Hannah and Tomas. For a while they were all a happy family but things sadly weren’t meant to stay that way… Alyssa, her father’s favorite was the first to leave the home after an unexpected pregnancy right after school, after her Elena left, she cheated on Harald and came clean after becoming pregnant with her lover’s child. Next was Andrew… Harald just couldn’t accept him being gay and kicked him out after he announced he would marry his boyfriend Hoster. Harald married the second time, and his second wife gave him another son, Harry. Sadly Harald’s second marriage didn’t work out either and after his death the house passed on to his youngest son Tomas who continues to live there with his family.

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Tomas married Rita, his father’s second wife’s youngest daughter. They have a happy marriage and had two sets of twin girls, Lena, Maja, Delores and Nandini Prentiss. All four girls are teenagers which makes this household a bit chaotic.

Round 1

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Family Members

  • Tomas Prentiss(young adult)
  • Rita Pretniss (young adult)
  • Lena Prentiss (toddler: Absent Minded, Artistic)
  • Maja Pretniss (toddler: Slob, Virtuoso)

Rita struggles with motherhood, both her and Tomas have their hands full with their twin girls. Tomas struggles with unemployment and having to abandon his dreams.

Round 2.1

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Family Members

  • Tomas Prentiss(young adult)
  • Rita Pretniss (young adult)
  • Lena Prentiss (toddler: Absent Minded, Artistic)
  • Maja Pretniss (toddler: Slob, Virtuoso)

In this slow chapter we see the family from Tomas’ point of view, we learn the girls are about to be children and that Ebony,  Rita’s mum is around to help.

Round 2.2

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Lena and Maja have their child birthday, they celebrate it at home with their mum and dad. Rita shares the big news with Tomas: she is pregnant again, she hopes it’s a boy this time. She also learns her friend Rhaenys is seeing her younger brother Harry.

Round 3.1

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Family Members

  • Tomas Prentiss(adult)
  • Rita Pretniss (young adult)
  • Lena Prentiss (child: Absent Minded, Artistic, Clumsy)
  • Maja Prentiss (child: Slob, Virtuoso, Ambitious)
  • Delores Prentiss (toddler: Excitable, Genius)
  • Nandini Pentiss(toddler: Evil, Genius)

Rita deals with the death of her mother, she had another set of twins, little Delores and Nandini, their butler Yvonne quit leaving her and Tomas to deal with their children alone, Maja starts with pranks and Lena enjoys painting. Tomas started teaching science at the local school.

Round 3.2

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Maja’s pranks continue, and she gets grounded and is not allowed to go to a writing class with Lena. Lena really likes it and as soon as she is home she starts work on her first sci-fi book. Tomas is left to take care of the kids while Rita is at work, he has to deal with a play-date with his wife’s friend Rhaenys and her son Aenys who is Maja’s close friend. While the kids play Tomas learns Rhaenys is pregnant again and she and Harry are engaged.. He buys the girls a chemistry set, even though his wife is against it and Maja takes a liking to it immediately. That day they have a visit that disturbs his wife greatly, her father’s new wife visits with her youngest daughter, Irene.

Round 4

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Family Members

  • Tomas Prentiss(adult)
  • Rita Pretniss (young adult)
  • Lena Prentiss (teen: Absent Minded, Artistic, Clumsy, Athletic, LTW:  Master of the Arts)
  • Maja Prentiss (teen: Slob, Virtuoso, Ambitious, Green Thumb)
  • Delores Prentiss (child: Excitable, Genius, Neat)
  • Nandini Pentiss(child: Evil, Genius, Snob)

Lena has a boyfriend. She got together with her friend Brenton Frail on the day of the dance. She and Maja learn their father is going to start teaching their science class this year. Lena tries to dissuade him while Maja keeps working with her chemistry set and gets asked to the dance by Jacob Gradle. Delores and Nandini are children, Delores cooks while Nandini avoids doing her homework.

Round 5.1

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Family Members

  • Tomas Prentiss(adult)
  • Rita Pretniss (adult)
  • Lena Prentiss (teen: Absent Minded, Artistic, Clumsy, Athletic, LTW:  Master of the Arts)
  • Maja Prentiss (teen: Slob, Virtuoso, Ambitious, Green Thumb)
  • Delores Prentiss (teen: Excitable, Genius, Neat, Loner)
  • Nandini Pentiss(teen: Evil, Genius, Snob, No Sense of Humor, LTW: Become a Master Thief)

Maja is stuck in the detention, she is confused by the situation she is with Jacob, he asked her out then spent all his time with her cousin Domynika. Then he asks her out again and she feels like she is going crazy so she goes out to the garden and explores the galaxy and even discovered a new star.

Round 5.2

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Maja gets ready for her date with Jacob Gradle. She helps her younger sister with her homework and learns her dad left his job and is going back to the Science Facility where he worked before she and her sisters were born. She goes out with Jacob and learns he and Domynika aren’t seeing each other, even though nothing happens between the two of them that day it gives her hope…

Round 6.1: Orange

 

Family Members

  • Tomas Prentiss(adult)
  • Rita Pretniss (adult)
  • Lena Prentiss (teen: Absent Minded, Artistic, Clumsy, Athletic, LTW:  Master of the Arts)
  • Maja Prentiss (teen: Slob, Virtuoso, Ambitious, Green Thumb)
  • Delores Prentiss (teen: Excitable, Genius, Neat, Loner)
  • Nandini Pentiss(teen: Evil, Genius, Snob, No Sense of Humor, LTW: Become a Master Thief)

Nandini spots a boy who seems to like her twin sister and decides to put an end to it in her own unique way of course.

Round 6.2: The Unexpected

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Nan and Bran are officaliy a couple, a fact in which she enjoys. However when Bran spends the holidays visiting his sister Nan goes back to terrorizing he family members until one day when she receives an unexpected call…

Round 6.3: New Feelings

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Nan fights with some unexpected feelings after sharing a kiss with Aenys.  She decides to go to the Spring Dance with him and not her boyfriend Bran.

Round 6.4: More Surprises

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Rita goes out with her friend Phoibe, they talk about their lives, the death of Phoibe’s boyfriend and Rita’s biological father Jesse and Phoibe’s new relationship with Mortimer Goth… Nan has a slumber party at home and Rita learns she is pregnant again!

Round 7.1: The Broken Scientist

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Family Members

  • Tomas Prentiss(elder)
  • Maja Prentiss (teen: Slob, Virtuoso, Ambitious, Green Thumb)
  • Delores Prentiss (teen: Excitable, Genius, Neat, Loner)
  • Nandini Prentiss(teen: Evil, Genius, Snob, No Sense of Humor, LTW: Become a Master Thief)
  • Tracy Prentiss (toddler: Heavy Sleeper, Friendly)
  • Diddy Cat (adult cat: Playful, Proud)

After a series of terrible tragedies had hit his family Tomas tries to put his life back together and be there for his daughters, especially Tracy, his youngest.

Round 7.2: The Scarred Sister

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In this chapter we see how Delores deals with the loss of her mother and sisters, and the fact she survived the meteor hit that had killed them. We also meet Della’s girlfriend Lacey-

Round 7.3: The Lost Twin I

Screenshot_13In this chapter we follow Maja and learn about her feelings about loosing her twin sister.

Round 7.4: The Lost Twin II

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Maja finds a way to cope with her pain, with a little help from a friend…

Round 7.5: The Grieving Husband

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Thomas also finds comfort, in Rita’s best friend and his coworker Phoibe Santoro.

Browns – Round 6.3: Moving forward

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As the weather started growing warmer and the days longer Aenar was also starting to feel better, and so did Vaela who in the end got sick too. He wasn’t going to school but he was enjoying time with his mother watching cartoons (when the TV wasn’t broken. yet another relic that Rhaenys needed to persuade Harry to change).

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Brown – Round 6.2: Visiting the doctor

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(Previous post: Nightmares)

Weeks passed since Rhaenys had quit the army and she felt good, better, more like herself. She knew what she did was the right thing to do. Things at home were going really well. She got to spend more time with her two children. Harry had gone back to doing what he did best, paint in his pajamas, at night even, as temperatures rapidly approached zero. “I wear a sweater!” Harry said defensively when Rhaenys approached him about this. “I’m fine, I paint better outside, that’s all.”

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Brown – Round 6.1: Nightmares

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It was still dark when Rhaenys opened her eyes. The room was quiet, apart from her husband’s loud and deep breaths. Harry had her back to her so she couldn’t see his sleeping face. Instead she turned slowly to look at the other side, at her daughter’s crib. Vaela was asleep to, laying on her back, one hand over her head.She is getting too big for this crib. Rhaenys observed. Soon we will have to move her to Aenars room… 

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Brown – TOC

This post contains a table of contents for the Brown family with synopsis of each post if you don’t want to read them all (so spoilers obviously).

I try to make each round’s series of posts work as a stand alone short story so each should make sense on its own but if you want to catch up on what happened previously (or check if my writing had made any progress :P) you can follow the links to read them or if you want to refresh your memory or just want to get a fast update of what’s been going on read the synopsis initalic.

I will update this post after each new update for this family is published.

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Intro

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This Brown family was the first family to move into then empty Sunset Valley. Ebony Brown came to town with her toddler daughter Cocoa, escaping a life of poverty and the fallout that resulted from her teenage pregnancy. Ebony worked hard to provide a good life for her daughter and still tried to be there for her as much as she could. After a relationship with Jesse Hoves she got another daughter, Rita whom she raised on her own as well. She married only once, to Harald Prentiss and from this marriage she got a son, Harry. After Harry she had another child with yet another fireman, another boy she named Hazel.

Ebony started out working at the spa, transferred briefly into music and business and then to politics. She was the town’s mayor. She spent her retirement living wit her two sons. After she died both Harry and Hazel married, Harry to Rhaenys with who he has two kids, Aenar and Vaela, and Hazel to Donovan. They all currently live at the same house their mother started at.

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Round 1

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Family Members

In this post we get to meet the Browns for the first time. Ebony had just retired from politics after losing in her reelection for mayor from her former mentor Dina Caliente. She is bored and contemplates finding another job, she visits her daughter Rita and offers her help which Rita isn’t really receptive to, she goes to a party and tries to cheer up recently widowed neighbor Blair Hoves. When Harry tells her he is interested in a summer program in France she takes a job as a ghost hunter.

Round 2.1

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Family Members

Both Harry and Hazel had finished school long go but none of them actually had a job. Harry decides to put a stop on it, after some serious debate with himself he decides to follow his dream and become a painter. Hazel follows his brother, as usual but he decides to be a gardener even though Harry knows damn well his real talent is music. Harry gets a call from a pretty lady he met a party.

Round 2.2

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Ebony receives a Spooky Award and Hazel is named Pianist of the year. He is still working hard on losing his weight and Harry receives a disturbing call from his sister Cocoa. He goes out on a first date with Rhaenys that is going pretty well until he ruins it by going too far. Luckily for him Rhaenys gives him another chance and this time it goes much better.

Round 3.1

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Hazel and Harry try to move on with their lives after their mother’s death. Hazel is at least on the outside doing better, he had finally began perusing his dream of being a musician, he proposed to his high school sweetheart Donovan and he does his best to help his brother deal and move on too.

Round 3.2

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Following his brother’s example Harry proposes to Rhaenys too and she says yes. He accidentally sees her son for the first time and also accidentally catches Hazel dumpster diving. He organizes Hazel’s bachelor party and everyone has a great time.

Round 4

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Family Members:

In this update told from Harry’s point of view we learn Hazel had been left at the altar, or to be more precise his fiancee didn’t even turn up at the wedding. And to make matters worse for him Harry is planing to use his wedding plans as his own unbeknownst to Hazel. Rhaenys does show up and she and Harry get married. We also learn they had a child, a little boy they named Aenar. Harry is concerned when he learns Rhaenys’ other son won’t be living with them after the wedding.

Round 5.1

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Family Members:

After getting a surprised visit from his ex fiancee who failed to show up at their wedding Hazel is smitten by his apology and decides to go with him to the City Hall and get married. This doesn’t sit well with his temperamental older brother, but Harry’s wife manages to calm him down and stop him from hurting the man who hurt his brother.

Round 5.2

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Family Members:

Hazel and Donovan adjust to married life. Harry decides to give Donnie a second chance and we learn he and Rhaenys are expecting another child. Harry himself had put his painting on hold to take care of his son.

Round 6.1: Nightmares

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Family Members:

Rhaenys is troubled by nightmares and she hates her job at the army so she decides to quit and look for something more. Donovan opens his daycare.

Round 6.2: Visiting the doctor 

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Rhaenys is having troubles dealing with her new situation, but she is distracted when her son gets sick. To make things worse his doctor turns out to be an old nemesis…

Round 6.3: Moving forward

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Aenar and Vaela both recover and Rhaenys finally finds a suitable career.

Round 6 – Bonus chapter: A new opportunity

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Hazel receives an interesting offer from a big name in the music industry.

Round 7.1: Children

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Family Members:

Harry enjoys a day out with his children, Aenar is only days away from becoming a teenager and he hopes he and his little sister will remain close. Vaela reveals a love for movies.

Round 7.2: Piggy

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A new member joins the Brown-Prentiss family.

Round 7.3: Ballerina

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With some encouragement from her father Vaela Prentiss starts a new hobby.

Round 7.4: The Painting

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Hazel disproves of Harry’s latest artwork. He reveals to Cocoa how he and Donnie are planning to start a family but work is kind of keeping Hazel back…

Aenar Prentiss

Aenar Prentiss is the first child of Harry Prentiss and Rhaenys Targeryen. He was born before his parents were actually married so he spent the first year of his life living in his mothers unusual family. Now he lives with his parents, his little sister and his two uncles.

He had recently started school. His first day there he met a little boy named Silvester Caliente-Frail, trough Silvester he also met his friend and their classmate Melissa a little girl he likes very much.

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