This post contains a table of contents for the Hoves (Jesse) 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 in italic.
I will update this post after each new update for this family is published.
The Hoves family originally started with the Hoves brothers, Freddie and Jesse, and Freddie’s two kids: Junior and Mya. Freddie’s wife died in a fire a few years before so he decided to move to a new town and start over, his younger carefree brother Jesse came with him. They were both cops in their old hometown so they decided to join the police force again. Jesse chose a life that best suited him, partying and meeting women. He was perfectly happy being single but when one of his girlfriends Elena got pregnant and left her husband Jesse had no choice but to invite her to move in with him and his brother’s family. Out of their twins only one girl survived, little baby Krystal. After she was born Jesse struggled to do the right thing, for her and her mother (especially since the first time he became a father he failed so miserably). So he proposed to Elena and they organized a wedding ceremony but half way trough they decided that wasn’t what they wanted… So they let Blair and Freddie marry that day instead and the next they the three of them moved out to be their own family.
Elena struggled with depression after her family fell apart and one of her babies died, Jesse tried to help her but he just couldn’t… So he concentrated on making sure Krystal had everything she wanted. He and Elena broke up eventually but they still lived together for their daughter. After his break up with Elena Jesse got yet another girl pregnant, Nadine was a broke bartender and she left the care of their daughter Laquita to him. And so with the help of Elena and Krystal he raised another daughter.
The family would expand once again when Elena married again. She was very old at the time and Jesse suspected she was afraid of dying all alone. And so it happened, shortly after her second marriage Elena died. And while the household was still mourning her loss Jesse managed to ruin yet another marriage, and again he let his girlfriend Jill and his son Zeke to move in with them. He and Jill would not be together for long, and she would find solace in another short fling, with none other then Darryl. The affair would produce yet another child, Vanessa. After the break up Daryl would move out and start another life, Vanessa would go on and live with him for a while but eventually she would return to her mother.
When Jesse reached the elder stage he finally decided he was ready to commit. He married Nadine who had stayed with him the longest. She moved in to the house bringing with her another daughter Jesse had no idea he even had.
In time Jill moved out with her kids, Zeke would still visit his father from time to time and Krystal, Laquita and Irene stayed with Jesse after Nadine’s death.
Vanessa returns to her only home after being away for a while, she is greeted enthusiastically by her friend Lucky and brother Zeke. She overhears some conversations and learns her mother got engaged without telling her. She overreacted to this news and has to be calmed down by Lucky and Zeke.
Jesse surprises his wife, in order to score extra points for flirting with another woman at the party. He goes to pick up his daughter Krystal and tries to convince her to spend more time having fun, and less time working but she wouldn’t hear about it. The next day he finds out Vanessa had come home in a police car after sneaking in to the Public Pool with some other teenage boy, he feels lucky the same thing hadn’t happened to one of his daughters. He gets a tattoo from his neighbor Holly, teaches his son some dance moves and decides he wants to go back to work.
Krystal skips work for a day and runs into another teacher from school, Tomas Prentiss. She successfully avoids Tomas and has to run home where she has to deal with her little sister Irene and Laquita’s boyfriend who really shouldn’t be here. She dwells on her own thoughts of family, marriage, children… And the fear she has of showing the world who she really is. The next day she tries to talk to her youngest sister Irene but she isn’t really interested. That evening someone brakes into their home, her father puts and end to it and assures Krystal this has nothing to do with the secret case he is working on but Krystal herself has some doubts…
The Hoves household is wrapped up in a discussion about last night’s burglary but Laquita has other thoughts on her mind, today is her graduation day! She drives her family to the City Hall and surprises her father by inviting her older half-sister Rita with whom her father is trying to reconnect for years. Afterwards they all have a family dinner and she gets a present from Krys. The very next day Laquita starts working on her dreams, she starts looking for a job in politics. She even asks her boyfriends mum to help her out. She also tells her she does plan to marry Ahmed one day.
Zeke returns home for a while, he is greeted by Krystal and he finds out she had nearly lost her job, his father had been suspended and Irene had to start working. He confides in Laquita, his best friend about how he wants a job and she convinces him to apply to be a ballot counter on the next election. He goes with her to the interviews but he doesn’t get that job, the only one left is a podium polisher at the debates but he accepts it. The next day he goes with his girlfriend Marty to entertain sick kids at the hospital. Once they are back at his house he gets on one knee and proposes.
Jesse focuses on his old hobbies, drinking and dancing as he tries to recover from the loss of his wife Nadine. One night he goes to the park instead to a club and there she meets a lovely young girl named Phoibe Santoro…
Jesse and Phoibe go on a first actual date. Jesse learns Irene has a boyfriend but he lets Krystal deal with it.
Jesse finds a new place to hang, meets a boy named Kain while jamming and tortures him with pictures of his gradndaughters. He is determinted to redeem himself for abonding his oldest daughter Rita by getting close to her daughters.
Jesse gets a visit from Lysa, Phoibe’s step-sister. She doesn’t mention Phoibe but inquires about Jesse’s job. This gets him thinking and he goes to the station to talk to his niece, and his boss about going back to work.
Irene finds her self in a jail cell after committing theft with her boyfriend Kain. Her father Jesse comes to talk…
Irene runs away from home after getting some very bad news concerning her father…
- Krystal Hoves (adult)
- Laquita Hoves (young adult: Couch Potato, Virtuoso, Good, Savvy Sculptor, Easily Impressed, LTW: Leader of the Free World)
- Irene Hoves (young adult: Loner, Slob, Evil, Neurotic, LTW: Gold Digger)
Years after her father’s death and her sister’s disappearance Krystal gets a visit one day in class and with it she finally receives news of her youngest sister’s faith…
Irene is back to her old ways but that doesn’t really mean Krystal trust her… So she follows her sister around town in hope to get some answers to where she was and more importantly why exactly is she back…