Boreal Springs

February 24, 2008

O`Hanlon – Round 6: ‘Little Secrets, Pt. 1′

Filed under: O`Hanlon — Tags: , , , — Mao @ 5:41 pm

O`Hanlon Family Round 6

Mary O`Hanlon and Gina Saunders make quite the team, but can their teamwork help Mary through her ‘little problem’?


Mary tends her trees

In an effort to make some more cash on the side, Mary decided to start a tiny orchard in her yard. It was very relaxing, though she didn’t enjoy the bug spray at all. There was no other option, though, and the bugs were relentless.

Gina works on her article

Gina continued working on her article. It was a big success and she was even getting ‘fan mail’. It didn’t go to her head, but it did fuel her need to get bigger and better. Thankfully, there was plenty of drama surrounding her to write about! She made sure to change the names and the situations enough that it wouldn’t come back and haunt her friends and family.

It never ceased to amaze her how readily people ate up suburban drama. Maybe she should start writing books?

Gina questions Mary

Of course, when she wasn’t working on her article, Gina was worrying about Mary. Mary had become more and more distant as time passed. When Gina tried to question her, she would always make an excuse or quickly flee.

It became glaringly obvious that something was wrong when Mary stopped going to work. She hadn’t quit, Gina found out, but she was on ‘maternity leave’. Mary was pregnant.

Gina confronts Mary

It took a bit of tact to confront Mary, finally. Gina stewed it over until she was sure she could do it in a way that wouldn’t provoke even more drama. Mary was definitely showing and Gina caught her at a time when she couldn’t possibly hide it.

“It’s Derek’s, isn’t it?”

“Yes…” Mary replied hesitantly. “He’s the only one.”

Gina sighed, “he’s married now, Mary. What are you going to do?”

“Nothing and you won’t, either. He can’t know. It would… it would ruin everything. You can’t tell him, Gina.”

“I’ll do my best, but he’ll find out eventually, Mary.”

Mary rakes leaves

Mary was bored being cooped up in the house all the time. She couldn’t leave the lot for fear someone would see her, so she was stuck. She spent her days raking leaves and tidying up. As she moved the leaves with the rake, she couldn’t help but think back to when she was just a child.

Her mother and her would rake the leaves and play in them. Eileen had been a single mother and now Mary would be, too. She hoped she could do a good job–as good as her mother had. Soon, she’d have her own little boy or girl to help rake with her.

Mary goes into labor

“GIIIINA!” Mary shrieked one evening, her voice laced with pain.

“I’m up, I’m up,” Gina said groggily, raising up from the couch. She had been taking a nap. “It’s time? But you’ve got two weeks yet–”

“It doesn’t CARE, Gina! It wants out now! We have to go!!”

Sara O`Hanlon

Despite being a little early, Sara O`Hanlon was a healthy baby and soon Mary was back and home and ready to go back to work. Unfortunately, it would be almost impossible to hide the baby’s parentage. She had her mother’s coloring, except she had inherited the Saunders skintone.

Gina said she could always claim Sara was hers, but Mary shook her off and said she’d never abandon the claim to her own child. Besides, her eyes were green and she had blonde hair! No, Mary would just have to wait and hope that Sara was a quiet and inconspicuous child.

Gina feeds Sara

Gina wasn’t nearly as maternal as most–she was a career woman, after all–but she did love little Sara. It was her little niece, of course! And unlike the twin boys, she saw Sara everyday. Little baby girls were always cuter, in Gina’s opinion.

She offered to watch Sara while Mary was off at work, trying to get a promotion.

Mary cuddles Sara

Despite her career-oriented ways, Mary was overjoyed to have Sara. Her own little girl! She wasn’t sure who she would take after in the end, but she certainly was cute. There would be no lack of love for little Sara, not with her doting mother and aunt catering to her every need.

They just had to hope no one came snooping around, asking why Mary suddenly had a baby.


Note from Mao: When I saw Sara’s skintone, I shouted ‘No!!’ I wanted her to have the O`Hanlon skin, since she’ll be taking the family name. Those Saunders are taking over my hood! Gonna be a lot of blondes this round, it seems. I’ve also been trying to label entries according to storylines they’re following via parts… which should make it easier. Hopefully.


  1. Jes thigns are getting harder and harder too hide b/c of all the obvious things shouting out everywhere. Maybe Mary could marry a black dude and call him the father ;) lol

    Mao edit: Hahaha, yup. But I don’t think Mary would want to be with anyone but Derek. ;)

    Comment by Brian — February 24, 2008 @ 5:59 pm

  2. Oh YAY! I am so extremely happy to see Mary and Derek’s baby! And boy is she adorable! I absolutely cannot wait to see what she’s going to look like as she gets older! Derek definitely can’t deny Sara as his child! I really hope he finds out about her, I think he would be so happy to have a child with Mary. Maybe he’d even leave his wife for her! Mean, ain’t I?

    Mao edit: Hehe, Derek was ready to leave Katy even before they had a kid together. ;) I’m sure once he finds out, crap will definitely hit the fan…

    Comment by Mandie — February 24, 2008 @ 8:19 pm

  3. I found this blog a little while ago and I’m finally caught up! :]
    You take some pretty amazing pictures, Mao. And I love all the storylines you’ve got going on in this hood.

    Mao edit: Awww, thanks and hi there! My picture-taking is that way because I also do a story utilizing The Sims 2. :)

    Comment by Amy — February 24, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

  4. Awwww, she a cutie :) and of course it is pretty obvious who the father is, you do realize when she starts going to school the whole thing is going to be blown, if not before that. Also be careful with the bug spray Mao, the last thing you need in your neighborhood is a plantsim :P

    Mao edit: LOL! Yeah, no plantsims… and if Sara gets brought home from school, they’ll be busted. Which will probably happen!

    Comment by Sanna — February 25, 2008 @ 1:51 am

  5. Sarah is adorable, but with the Saunder’s skintone there’s no way Derek won’t figure it out but then again, he’s been asking about Mary recently. Uh oh…more drama for your ‘hood :D

    Mao edit: Ooh yeah, it’ll be interesting when/if Derek finds out…

    Comment by Ann — February 28, 2008 @ 11:45 am

  6. Do you have a child support hack? That way Mary gets a little help financially, but then, Derek would’ve to know…

    But Derek deserves to know he has a child!

    Nope, I don’t use that hack, but Derek will find out eventually…

    Comment by arcadata — February 12, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

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