Boreal Springs

March 1, 2008

O`Hanlon – Round 7: ‘Little Secrets, Pt. 2′

Filed under: O`Hanlon — Tags: , , , , , , , — Mao @ 3:42 pm

Sara spills the beans

That night, while having dinner, Sara decided to ask her ‘Auntie G’ about the phone call that happened earlier.

“Do you have a brother?” Sara said, abandoning the meatball she perched precariously on her fork.

“Yes, I do,” Gina replied, smiling. “And a twin sister! And two half-brothers. A big family, don’t you think?”

Sara couldn’t help the sick feeling she felt all of the sudden, “…why do you ask, Sara? That’s an odd question.”

“Oh, well,” Sara took a moment to chew the meatball carefully. “He called–Derek Saunders–”

Gina freaks

“…Derek called… and you… answered?”

Sara nodded, completely missing the look on her aunt’s face. “Yup! Big girls can answer the phone. Remember? You taught me how!”

Sara freaks

“S-Sara, sweetie, this… this is important…” Mary barely managed, the world seeming to spin around her. “What… what did he say?”

“He wanted to talk to Auntie G,” Sara said, twirling more noodles around her fork. “But then he seemed to really wanna talk to you, mommy. But I told him you were sleeping! Mommy? Are you okay? Mommy!”

Mary fainted in her chair, crashing to the floor. Gina hurried Sara off and gathered some water. This was bad, very bad.

Sara talks to Lilith

That weekend, Sara related the events to her best friend and sorta-cousin Lilith Anderson. Lilith was older, so she’d probably know more about it than Sara.

“You’re such a goober,” Lilith said, rolling her brown eyes. “Don’t you know anything? We’re related ’cause Shaniqua Saunders is my other mommy and her brother is Derek Saunders. He’s your daddy, stupid.”

“No he isn’t,” Sara shot back weakly. “Mommy said my daddy–”

“Ugh, you’re such a goober-head! Derek Saunders is big-name-player in baseball and I love baseball… so of course I know about him! He’s your daddy, Sara!”

Sara blinked, “…quit lying, Lil.”

“Fine, don’t believe me. Your loss!”

Sara and Lilith play

A little while later, Sara couldn’t seem to take her mind off the fact that Derek Saunders was her father. She decided to press Lilith further. Lilith’s reply was simply:

“I’m an alien and that makes me smarter than you,” Lilith replied matter-of-factly. “Derek Saunders is your daddy! If I had one of my cards, I’d show you. You look just like him. And mommy told me not to mention you when I saw Uncle Derek at the house.”

Sara rolled her eyes, “being an alien doesn’t make you smarter–it just makes you purple!”

“Nuh-uh, I’m smarter. A whole lot smarter. And your mommy told me the same thing, too, before your birthday!” Lilith made a dramatic motion with her hands. “Why else would your mommy fall over when you mentioned talking to him?”

Sara and Lilith play 2

“What about your daddy?” Sara said suddenly, changing the subject. She couldn’t handle anymore talk about this ‘Derek’ person. It made her feel… sad and angry at her mother for telling her he was ‘gone’.

At this, Lilith perked up, “my daddy was an alien.”

“Does he have a rocket ship?” Sara asked excitedly, momentarily distracted from her own woes.

“Uh huh,” Lilith smiled. “And when I’m old enough, I’m going to go be with the other aliens!”

At this, Sara frowned, “but then who will be my best friend?”

Lilith hit her on the arm, and laughed, “you can come with and be my human prisoner!”

Sara perked up, “only if you’ll be my alien prisoner until then!”


Note from Mao: Can you say ‘BUSTED’?! Remember how I said that it wouldn’t happen unless Sara was brought home from school by one of the twins or Derek happened to call and Sara answered? Yeah, he called and Sara answered. SIGH! So, the drama storm… it builds. Bet you’re looking forward to the Saunders update now, huh? Haha!


  1. Wow, am definitely looking forward to the Saunders update :) should be interesting :) and also poor you lol :)

    Mao edit: Haha, oh yeah… the second scenario happened, too. Siiiigh…

    Comment by Sanna — March 1, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

  2. Oh Sara, you had to answer the phone!
    And Lillith is quite the little know-it-all, isn’t she?

    Mao edit: Haha, yeah, Lilith is quite something. She cares about Sara, but Lilith is a little ‘rough around the edges’.

    Comment by Amy — March 1, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

  3. Oh no, poor Mary! And Derek… I can’t wait for the Saunders update now! :D And ugh, what are you going to do about Lilith? She needs to be slapped, I’m tired of her freshness! ;)

    Mao edit: Haha, poor Lilith! There will be no slapping. ;) Sara wouldn’t like that, Lilith is her friend… she’s just, well, she doesn’t have any nice points, LOL!

    Comment by Josh — March 1, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

  4. ‘Mommy says I should talk to strangers’ Wow She’s not as good a mum as i thought :P Yup, the Saunders update will be something else i’m betting…

    Mao edit: You should see WoS before my proofers get to it. I type too fast. xD

    Comment by L3w1s — March 2, 2008 @ 4:08 am

  5. Oh great, what a way for the secret to come out! Poor Mary! Well, really I don’t feel bad for Mary, mainly because I think she should have told him at the very beginning of it all. But now poor Sara has grown up without her father, and Derek didn’t even know he had another child. Too sad. Way to screw this one up, Mary. Heehee, now…could you please make the Saunders post? I’m ready to see it!!!

    Mao edit: Haha, we gotta get through the first Anderson lot before we can move onto the Saunders, but I promise, it’s worth it!

    Comment by Mandie — March 3, 2008 @ 8:45 am

  6. Shaniqua was at work…supposedly? Did I read that right? She’s not with the headmaster, is she?! :O

    Excellent way for the secret to come out, even if Lilith was a little mean about it. Lilith is cracking me up, “you goober-head” lol, she has one strong personality.

    Mao edit: Definitely. Lilith is quite… strong-minded. She’ll be an interesting addition to the hood.

    Comment by Ann — March 4, 2008 @ 1:33 am

  7. Oooh – news break! I like this development – I wonder how Eric will react…

    Comment by arcadata — February 19, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

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