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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Aenar and Vaela both recover and Rhaenys finally finds a suitable career.
Hazel receives an interesting offer from a big name in the music industry.
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.
A new member joins the Brown-Prentiss family.
With some encouragement from her father Vaela Prentiss starts a new hobby.
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…