Boreal Springs

August 19, 2008

Saunders 2 – Round 18: ‘Blood Money, Pt. 2′

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Mao @ 9:36 am

Gordon saunders, now a vampire and a criminal mastermind, has spent his life trying to balance being both a criminal and a father.  With Elena ready to leave for college, Michael entertaining thoughts about the wrong women, and Claude developing into a teen… how is supposed to handle the fact that Roman, too, is seeking him out?

“Elena’s in trooouuuuble,” Claude said in a sing-song voice, emerging from the bathroom.

“Claude, please,” Lauren interrupted, giving her son a firm look.  “Go check on the puppies.”

Once he was gone, Elena began her frantic attempt to plead innocence, “how could he know all of this anyway?  Does he have people following me?”

“Gordon and I know plenty of people, Elena, and those people have mouths.  I can’t believe you’d allow yourself to be so…” she sighed, closing her eyes.  “It doesn’t matter, it’s unacceptable and until you leave for University, you are not to leave this house.”

“But mom!”

Lauren gave her a look, “Gordon will be home in an hour–would you rather have this talk with him?”

She frowned, head hanging, “no…”

Michael Saunders had always been incredibly quiet, but Sade O`Hanlon was a welcome change from the normal.  Unfortunately, she was also entirely too related to him to ever entertain romantic thoughts about.  It was probably for the best, as she was outgoing and enjoyed being free, whereas Michael preferred the idea of settling down.

He was heading to college early, with Elena.  He had advanced a grade and passed the tests with flying colors.  Perhaps there would be someone there warranting interest.

Michael had no idea Elena was grounded until he found her seated on the couch, chowing down on leftovers late at night.

“So, grounded, huh?”

“Yeah,” she said inbetween bites.  “It sucks, but I’m thinking.”

Michael rested against the couch, “about?”

“Just stuff, Michael.  Girl stuff.”

He cringed, “enough said.”

Despite being up late, they hadn’t heard the visitor enter the downstairs, nor had they heard the door to Gordon’s private room open and close.  No one was allowed in there but him and it was always locked.  It was with a begruding sort of reluctance that Gordon welcomed his technical newphew in.

“What do you want, Roman?” Gordon wasn’t one for beating around the bush.

“I have a delicate matter on my hands and I am fully convinced that you are the only one who can rid me of it.”

Gordon’s eyes narrowed, “…murder?”

Roman nodded solemnly, “yes, precisely.  Lacie Anderson… my brother’s wife.”

“Are you nuts?” Gordon hissed, clearly displeased.  “Do you think that just because I’m a vampire and a criminal, I’ll happily prance off and stab someone?  Hardly!  I deal in business, I move and launder money, and occassionally, I bully people into paying me for protection… but murder?  My mother was Janine Saunders… you think I’m an idiot?”

Roman quirked his eyebrow, “an idiot?  No, but I would think you could see a lucrative proposition when one is given, Gordon… and what is this madness about murder?  You killed my grandfather.”

“That was different and I’d really, truly like to see you try and take that one to court.”

“I wouldn’t dare, there is no evidence, but I know you did it… and that is why I am sure you would have no problem helping me here.”

“You say you deal in business, Gordon?  I am business and in a few years, I will own everything, including the things you claim to have your hands in.” Roman stated firmly, confidence paramount in not getting bulldozed over by Gordon the Vampire.  “I can offer you a piece of that, without the trouble, the threats, everything… if you do this for me.”

Gordon couldn’t deny it’s appeal, not one bit.  He was who he was and if he dared turn this down, word would spread.  Roman would destroy him.  So, he would do this… but he’d do it his way.

“Don’t contact me again, Roman,” Gordon said waringly, his face deadpan.  “You’ll know when it’s done… and then, and only then, will we meet again.”

Roman nodded, a reply unnecessary, and slinked out of the backdoor of the house and into the taxi, driving off.

11 Comments

  1. Poor Michael and Sade, they’d be a cute couple, but being triple second cousins would make it 6x the wrong!

    Hmmm, I wonder what Gordon has in mind for Lacie?

    Hehe, yeah, unfortunate. Pssh, like you don’t know. :)

    Comment by Christina — August 19, 2008 @ 9:52 am

  2. Oooh, Roman is really coming into his own, getting Gordon to bump off Lacie. It’s nice that Tracey got to see Michael again, albeit briefly, and it’s really cool that Lauren orchestrated it. Can’t wait to see what Elena gets up to in college…she’s an odd one for sure!

    He is, but he’s playing with fire… Gordon isn’t easily manipulated. Lauren isn’t that bad, she seems pretty happy now. As for Elena, she’ll be making some interesting decisions…

    Comment by Cassie — August 19, 2008 @ 10:31 am

  3. Mmmm, Claude is so very handsome. I’ve always thought Gordon was the hottest sim in the hood, but now he’s got some major competition!

    Haha, they are carbon copies so far, only Claude’s hair is shorter (for now)!

    Comment by Mandie — August 19, 2008 @ 11:19 am

  4. Oh… there’s something coming up! Lacie, you’d better watch out :)

    Indeed, but I think by then it’ll be too late!

    Comment by Kyri — August 19, 2008 @ 11:29 am

  5. Another murder plot? ._. This is getting interesting [as if it hadn't gotten interesting many rounds ago...]

    LOL, this hood loves keeping me on my toes.

    Comment by L3w1s — August 19, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

  6. Lacie’s days are numbered! Poor Gordon, now he has to worry about his children finding out and Roman as well! I find it funny how Andersons and the Saunders always end up dealing with each other in crime and marriage :D

    Very true! The Andersons and Saunders can’t avoid each other, despite the disdain that carries between them…

    Comment by Mohohon — August 19, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

  7. I love that Roman was smart enough to get a professional to get rid of Lacie’s fresh self. YES!Claude is creepy, he looks so much like Gordon- It sucks that Michael and Sade couldn’t hook up, but oh well.

    I’m giving the family tree one more shot, but it’s going to be really hideous- cross your fingers I can Make It Work. ;)

    Haha, we’ll see how that one goes. Wow, you’re still attempting that? You’re a brave soul.

    Comment by Josh — August 19, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

  8. God, having a talk of any kind with Gordon would be scaaaary. Angry father vampire criminal…eek. Bad Roman! No murder for you! Even if she does sorta…deserve it….that skankasaurus. Claude is adorable but please, let’s hope he DOESN’T become a Gordon to Gordon’s Janine….Would that make Roman Thomas? …I’m confused.

    LOL! “No murder for you!” Lacie definitely deserves it, but Gordon really isn’t liking the idea of murder… hmmm…

    Comment by Elecy — August 19, 2008 @ 2:40 pm

  9. Roman! Putting in a request for a murder?! I like that he had to remind himself not get bulldozed by Gordon :) and who’s a better victim than that gold digger!

    Gordon is awfully protective of his children, it’s a sweet side to a criminal mastermind turned vamp

    Gordon is an imposing figure, even to Roman. Of course, it is easy to forget the child that Gordon was before all this criminal business–he’s only doing what he has to.

    Comment by Ann — August 19, 2008 @ 7:22 pm

  10. Vampire Gordon is hot!

    I’m putting in a vote for Michael and Sade.. what’s a little relatedness in the face of what will certainly be a brood of genetically blessed children?

    Oh, goodness, I know! You should see Michael as an YA… wow.

    Comment by Laura — August 19, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

  11. My comment! It ate it again! *fume* One more time:
    Go Roman! Ding-dong, the god-digger’s dead. Or will be. The kids’ll get over it. I hope. Or we’ll have yet onther Nevio on our hands. And the last thing we need is another Nevio.
    Man, Gordon’s scary even when he’s not necessarily trying to be. I’d hate to run into him in a dark alley… or maybe not…
    I’m glad Michael got to see his mother, and I hope they can reconnect. Claude is cute, and kinda scary. But maybe he’ll trun out normal. I thought Gordon was normal at one point. I love that he decided to become a vamp so that his children wouldn’t have to be involved. it’s so sweet, and reminiscent of the other Gordon that I knew was buried in there somewhere.

    Ack! Why are you comments getting eaten? I’ll check into it. Hahaha, Roman is hoping, but Gordon has his own way of doing things. ;) Gordon isn’t a bad guy, he’s just doing what he has to.

    Comment by Fini — August 21, 2008 @ 11:23 am

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