Boreal Springs

July 26, 2008

Saunders 2 – Round 16: ‘Message in a Bottle, End’

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 11:16 pm

Now that Tracey has found out about Gordon, what will happen? Poor little Michael is going to be very confused.

Tracey sat on the couch, trying to focus on the paper. Everytime she saw a police report, she couldn’t help but wonder as to what Gordon’s involvement was. She hadn’t meant to find out, but when she pulled the wrong book from the bookcase and it slid aside, her curiosity demanded she search deeper. It was there she found the secret basement, the little ‘room’, everything. She was horrified.

The only thing left to do was… well, Tracey wasn’t sure about it anymore. She was starting to get a little scared.

Of course that fear dissipated when Gordon walked through the door. He had been off in Aperture, working on ‘business’ again. Tracey knew that was a lie, his business was criminal and that’s what he’d been doing.

“Someone has been nosing around,” Gordon said, his voice calm and completely the opposite of Tracey’s frenzied tone. “What are you going to do about it, Tracey? Tell your cop boyfriend?”

“What?” She hissed, trying to push back the sudden rush of embarassment. How… how did he know about that?

“Don’t look so surprised, it makes your nose look crooked,” he said, leaning forward, grinning. In his hands, he held a document. “And this? That’s cute, real cute.”

“Where did you get that?!” It was the evidence she’d gathered from his room beneath the house. She had turned it directly into the police. “You criminal!”

“Ah, ah… clever criminal, Tracey. The police department is mine. Remember that Ryu isn’t a cop, he’s an agent. I can’t claim to have anything on the federal bureau… but when there’s no evidence, why should I worry?”

Tracey narrowed her eyes, “there’s me! I’ll testify!”

“No, you won’t,” Gordon replied, the charm gone from his voice. “I don’t necessarily care that he slept with you… we Saunders men have an indirect way of passing our wives around. No, it’s simply the fact you thought you could get away with it. You’re wrong, Tracey, wrong. You’ll get your divorce… but Michael is mine.”

“I have a reputation to uphold. You can have the house, I’ll give you that much, but everything else is mine. I hope you have some savings, Tracey… or you may just have to sell and move back to those dear islands you so love.”

Tracey walked away from him, trying to restrain her sobs, “y-you can’t take him–”

“I can and I am,” Gordon’s voice was cold as ice. “I have evidence, Tracey. Evidence of adultery. I can take anything I want. Michael is mine and I suggest you say your goodbyes. We’re leaving as soon as my driver arrives.”

“This isn’t right, Gordon!” She wailed into her hands, unable to look up. “He needs a mother!”

“A mother, perhaps… but you? No. Be glad I’m letting you live, Tracey. Be thankful. And remember what I said, should you ever find yourself even thinking of walking into a courthouse.”

Tracey wasted no time. She quickly wiped away her tears and ran into Michael’s room. He was packing his things into a suitcase and the image of such a thing was monstrous to Tracey. She yanked him away and into her arms, hugging him tightly and sobbing.

“Mommy loves you, Michael. Always remember that. I didn’t mean for it to be this way.”

“It’s all right, mom,” Michael said in that same calm voice that Gordon had. “I know.”

“I will see you again, I promise I will. Somehow.”

Michael said nothing. He gave his mother a soft, hesitant smile and picked up his bag. Tracey watched as he left through the door, joining Gordon who had several men moving things out of the house at a rapid pace.


  1. *waits patiently for the next twin birth and the point at which Mao’s head ASPLODES*

    Sheesh, Gordon, don’t be so upset over your marriage ending. I hope Lauren knows what she’s in for…

    Shush, you!! Hahaha, Gordon isn’t that upset. But he does have an image to maintain… ;)

    Comment by Christina — July 26, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

  2. Oh my. Alot going on here. xD Twins! So many babies. A plague might be needed xD and poor Tracey but…that’s what happens when you care more about getting off an island than about who your lover really is. At least she has Ryu to comfort her for now. And Michael…wonder how he will end up, being raised by Gordon. xD

    Ugh, no more twins! Plague is imminent, LOL. Michael should turn out fine, provided Gordon’s little plan works out…

    Comment by Elecy — July 27, 2008 @ 7:01 am

  3. “to be time for a plague in the population keeps exploding”

    Did you mean if the population keeps exploding? It was confusing, I reread it like nine times before I got it.


    I dislike her- it’s bad that Gordon took Michael with him (to the other hussy’s house, I assume) but she got what she got for being dirty.

    TWINS?! Good luck. :D

    In = if–typos happen, especially late at night. Haha, sorry, Katarina isn’t going anywhere. Gordon isn’t really a bad person. :P Neither was Janine. It’s always easiest to make villains out of those who don’t fit a mold. ;) Ugh, TWINS. NO MORE!

    Comment by Josh — July 27, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

  4. Poor Tracey. :( She really had no idea what she was getting into with Gordon. I hope she and Ryu can be happy together, at least.

    Haha, Tracey brought it on herself, but at least she has a second chance.

    Comment by Cassie — July 27, 2008 @ 5:55 pm

  5. Lol, plague. That would actually be pretty hilarious! And drama-filled, I’m sure! I love that Ryu and Tracey have gotten together. Now maybe they can both be happy. They’re kids are destined to be adorable!

    Hey Mandie! Hahaha, of course, there is always drama. ;) Here’s hoping. I’m upset about their non-cc skintones, though.

    Comment by Mandie — July 27, 2008 @ 8:29 pm

  6. yikes-what drama!

    Hahaha… yeah, that’s my thought.

    Comment by starrsim — July 27, 2008 @ 11:12 pm

  7. Gordon gives me the creeps. He can be so cold and callous, poor little Michael.

    Twins?! Poor Mao lol It’s a good thing you put that chart at the top of each post or I’d never keep everyone straight :)

    Haha, but he’s never that way to Michael… though we haven’t seen that yet. Yeah, those charts are becoming a necessity now. I’m glad it makes it easier.

    Comment by Ann — July 28, 2008 @ 12:25 am

  8. OMG all those babies you have in your neighbourhood.

    Gordon didn’t make that good an impression this round, but I still love him… I have a weak spot for the ‘bad guy’.

    Hahaha, I KNOW! It’s an EXPLOSION… no more babies. Gah.

    Comment by Kyri — July 28, 2008 @ 4:47 am

  9. Wow, what an update! Tracey and Ryu sure didn’t take much time to get over their respective divorces.
    Now that I think of it, the Saunders brothers really do sort of pass their wives around, don’t they? I guess old Henry did a good job of teaching them to share… XD

    Haha, they sure didn’t. No sooner were they both divorced did the engagement wants spin up! Sheesh. I’m not sure what’s up with all the sharing, LOL.

    Comment by Monika — July 28, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

  10. Hmmm.. I wonder if the Saunders men have a polyamorous gene. :)

    It sure would seem like it!

    Comment by emplousos — July 28, 2008 @ 5:04 pm

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