Boreal Springs

August 6, 2008

Saunders 2 – Round 17: ‘Family Business, End’

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Mao @ 2:19 pm

Gordon Saunders is Boreal Spring’s resident criminal mastermind and entrepreneur, Lauren was formerly Katy Saunders and quite dead. These two already make an odd couple, but will Gordon’s newest… interest only prove to heighten the strangeness? Michael misses his mother Tracey, but he’s happy to be with his dad. Elena wants to prove her worth, but she isn’t sure to who or why. Claude is just trying to keep his head above water amidst this busy and crazy family.

Lilith had been coming over to check up on Gordon for awhile now. Gordon wasn’t a trusting sort of individual, but he did trust Tsung and therefore, by default, trusted Lilith. He had to. She was the only one who knew anything about his new ‘condition’.

“Your vulnerability to the sun light will fade,” Lilith assured him. “You just have to give it time.”

“It’s hard to do business when I can’t go out in the daytime.”

“Sheesh, you’re a workaholic. Just don’t overdo it. The changes are still going through their cycles. It isn’t instantaneous. You might want to tell your family, though. I mean, not to be rude, but you’re pasty as hell and the fangs? They show, trust me.”

Meanwhile, Lauren was frustrated. She had been trying to teach Claude to talk for awhile now with no success. She knew that he wanted to see Gordon, but that wasn’t possible right now. He wasn’t home. She sighed and took a break. Leaving her in a house with three children? Not cool.

Of course, Elena was enjoying her freedom. Gordon probably would not have taken a particular liking to the fact that she had Fou-Lu Yu in her room. She wasn’t untrustworthy, but everyone knew that teenage hormones turned good-natured children into beasts from hell.

Elena wasn’t sure why she liked Fou-Lu. They had been friends forever, but he was a little too lazy and carefree for Elena’s usual tastes. So why did she feel the way she did? It didn’t make any rational sense.

He had his moments, though. He would play her violin while she worked on backlogged homework. He was better than her, music was a natural talent with the Yu family. Fou-Lu’s own uncle Shang is a rock musician and Tsung had dabbled a bit in the violin professionally. She wasn’t envious, though. It calmed her and helped her get through the work quicker.

For being so driven to succeed, Elena sure did end up falling behind on a lot of things.

Gordon popped up at night, nearly scaring Tracey to death. The change in him was immediately noticeable, dark tan skin suddenly pasty white and the way he moved was completely unnatural. He explained to her his plan quickly as he could, as he could see she was ready to pass out.

“It just doesn’t make any logical sense to me,” Lauren lamented, unable to wrap her mind around what exactly Gordon was plotting. “How does not being able to see your family during the day help?”

“That will change with time,” Gordon said, completely confident. “Don’t question my plans, Lauren. I warned you before you even started talking about marriage.”

Lauren sighed, “I know, it’s just… I can’t understand how you could ever want to outlive your children.”

“Perhaps not… which is why it is better we stick to things we have a common understanding in.” He said suggestively.

Michael’s birthday came soon after and as he grew up, they realized that there were hints of Tracey there. Especially with his proclaimed desire to have a family. Michael was quiet still, that didn’t change at all, but he was more jovial when he spoke. After Gordon had revealed himself, Michael wasn’t sure what to think or what to say. A vampire? He hadn’t even thought they were real until that moment.

He and Elena managed to work through their own confusion together. They were more like siblings than most siblings with their close bond and eerie understanding.

Claude was very similar Michael, except where Michael was shy, Claude was the most friendly and talkative person you could ever hope to meet. He was also intensely curious. He constantly followed Gordon around, asking him questions. While Gordon wanted to be annoyed, he couldn’t. Claude was still a child and his questions were harmless. He entertained them until Claude got bored and wandered off.

Lord Snow and Princess had three puppies; Rob, Sansa, and Arya. While they remained in the basement, they definitely made the house more lively. Gordon made sure that no one got attached to the puppies, as they would leaving as soon as they were old enough. It was up to them to find good homes for them. Claude wasn’t pleased with this, he enjoyed running around and chasing the hyperactive puppies.


Note from Mao: Yay, my first litter of puppies in this hood! And yes, Gordon is a Vampire, now referred to as ‘Vampire Gordon’ anytime I talk to my fiance or Christina on Xfire. Mostly because Vampire Gordon insists of visiting all my community lots with his vampire buddies and trying to get protection money, LOL! That or he’s meeting Roman Anderson in shady places. My sims are so strange.


  1. Yay! I’ve been waiting to see Vampire Gordon for a while now! I wonder how having a vampire as a dad will work out for the kids?

    And so he is revealed! Not too fond of his pastiness, though.

    Comment by Christina — August 6, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

  2. lol! so Gordon has revealed himself. Wow, to be honest…his plan makes sense.

    Haha, yeah, he didn’t go into it foolishly.

    Comment by starrsim — August 6, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

  3. You feel the way you do, Elena, because he is a Yu. They’re irresistable. Gordon looks CREEPY with pale skin D: but yay, puppies! I love how Lord Snow and Princess’ names just go together. xD both are regal and such.

    Hahaha, you and your Yus. :b Wait until you see Zhou, lol.

    Comment by Elecy — August 6, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

  4. Gordon is a vamp now, wow. I get why he’d want to live forever and all that jazz, but Lauren (hussy) is right- he will outlive his kids. Whatever. I love how Lilith is the resident expert on all things strange. ^__^

    Haha, well with the good comes the bad. At least now no one has to take the mantle. ;)

    Comment by Josh — August 6, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

  5. Vampire Gordon…*giggle* Fou-Lu and Elena are cute (and I love Elena.) Ah, the mysteries of chemistry. And Michael grew up adorable as hell. Surprisingly, this seemed relatively drama-free. *Raises suspicious eyebrow*

    Hehe, they are cute even if I don’t understand them. ;) Yeah, I wonder how long that will last…

    Comment by Cassie — August 6, 2008 @ 7:07 pm

  6. So Vampire Gordon is revealed. The kids seemed to take it pretty well. I am not sure I like the paleness. Michael is a cutie. LOL I love Elena.

    Hehe, I miss Gordon’s Anderson skin, but he makes a good vampire. I was surprised when Michael transitioned, he looks a lot like Tracey now.

    Comment by Detris — August 7, 2008 @ 11:03 am

  7. I love when Lilith makes an appearance, she has such a wide and strange range of expertise.

    Lauren doesn’t seem so content now that she has what she wanted, though I could see where having Gordon as a hubby would be trying, now he’s busy vamping too. All that scheming leaves little time for family.

    Pale, pasty Gordon was a surprise at first, but he gives off a great vampire vibe!

    Hehe, Lilith knows all when it comes to the paranormal! Soon, she’ll have her own cult… ;) Lauren knew what she was getting into, you don’t marry someone like Gordon and expect a normal life! I love him as a vampire, even if he looks better tan.

    Comment by Ann — August 7, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

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