This post contains a table of contents for the Mayor family with synopsis of each post if you don’t want to read them all (so spoilers possible).
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 Mayor family started with Jill Mayor, she was a townie who got involved with Phaena Santoro. The two got married and for a while lived in happiness. Their happiness dissolved after Jill had an affair with Jesse Hoves and got pregnant. She and Phaena got a divorce and desperate she moved in with Jesse and his family so they can raise their son Zeke Mayor together.
After Jill and Jesse broke up she had an affair with Darryl Coates and had another child, a daughter named Vanessa. For a while Jill and her children, two biological children and her daughter Lysa she and Phaena adopted, and shared custody, lived with the Hoves. Then after Jill got engaged to Nala they spent some time living with her but after Jill decided not to go trough the wedding they bought their own house.
*update for the Hoves(Jesse) family, while the Mayor’s were a part of that household
Told from Vanessa’s point of view. Vanessa comes back to the Hoves home after spending some time with her father. She catches up with Laquita and from here she learns her mother got engaged without telling her. This hits her hard because she fears her mother would send her away again but she is comforted by Zeke and Laquita. When she finally confronts her mother she learns she has a choice in the matter too which finally settles the matter. We also learn Vanessa has a crush named Walter and that Laquita is fascinated by Dina Caliente although she dislikes her daughters.
Told from Jesse’s point of view. In this post we first learn Jill has doubts about marrying Nala. She worries how it would impact her children, we also learn she had taken a job in the diner and left the military for their sake. We also learn Vanessa went out with her crush Walter and they got arrested at the public pool because the police thought they broke in to skinny dip. Jesse tries teaching Zeke to dance and encourages him to ask the girl he likes out.
Told from Jill’s point of view. We learn that Nala hosted a surprise wedding for Jill and that didn’t really work out but she decided Jill and her children stay in her house anyways, at least until their own is completed. She feels guilty over how things turn out and really wants to get out of there. We also learn that Jill is now seeing Mortimer Goth, the guy who was the reason Nala’s previous marriage had fallen apart and for many reasons Jill is trying to keep this a secret, from Nala but also her children. Jill also hears from Lysa that her ex-wife was adopting another kid with her new wife which strangely upsets her, but she then gets a promotion and it gets her mind away from things.
Told from Lysa’s point of view. Lysa goes out and gets drunk angry at her boyfriend Dougie who chooses to spend time with his best friend Luther rather than with her. She walks in on Vanessa and her boyfriend Walter making out in the living room. The next day Zeke talks about romantic things he has planed for his girlfriend Marty and Lysa decides to take her own relationship to the next level. On her way to the bistro she sees her mother with Mortimer Goth but doesn’t figure out what’s happening. At the bistro she and Dougie listen to Riam Gradle’s performance and after it she gets on one knee and Dougie says yes.
Told from Vanessa’s POV. Zeke is staying with his father and Lysa is at her mother so the first time we see the Mayor’s new house it’s only Vanessa and Jill living there. Vanessa is taking martial arts lessons to fill in her free time now that she broke up with her boyfriend Walter and had a fight with her best friend Latricia. She has a new boyfriend now, Cecil Frail but his father had just died and she has no clue what to in said situation so she is giving him some space. She gets on the honor roll and makes a new friend, Chiquita Fegel. Her mother has her birthday party and Vanessa catches up with Krystal, her old friend and she realizes her life is getting back on track.
Lysa goes shopping with the Gradle twins, she is looking for a perfect wedding dress for her wedding that is right around the corner. During the time shopping however she receives a call from her fiance learning his mother had passed away. She rushes back to town to meet him at the hospital. She learns Eevee Gradle is falling for her boss.
Lysa goes with Dougie to Blair’s funeral and memorial service where everyone pays their respects. Rest in peace Blair Wainwright Hoves.
Lysa spends the summer at her mother Jill’s house, we learn Jill broke up with Mortimer Goth, and retired, Zeke still works at City Hall and Vanessa had joined a music club and befriended Frederica Hoves. Dougie asks Lysa out and tells her he still wants the wedding to happen, it doesn’t turn out the way Lysa had originally planned but still Lysa and Dougie finally tie the knot.
- Jill Mayor (elder)
- Zeke Mayor (young adult: Natural Cook, Over-Emotional, Brave, Virtouso, Savvy Sculpturer)
- Vanessa Mayor (young adult: Good, Friendly, Loner, Lucky, No Sense of Houmor, LTW: Forensics Specialist – Dynamic DNA Profiler)
Zeke’s sister Lucky comes to visit, and she has some big news, she wants to run for city council and she wants Zeke to help her. Overwhelmed Zeke still accepts because he believes in her.
Vanessa comes home from college and we learn she had broken up with her boyfriend Cecil, Jill starts a new romance and Zeke decides to surprise Marty…
Zeke is heartbroken after his failed surprise for Marty. However he finds help from his mother’s newest boyfriend and receives an invitation to an important party.
Zeke spends a whole day with the Gradle’s, Marty’s family. And this time it is Marty that plans a surprise…