Boreal Springs

March 31, 2008

Saunders – Round 10: ‘Family Business, Pt. 1′

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 3:11 pm

Henry is oblivious

Henry, meanwhile, had no clue that his wife was a renown criminal and his son was walking down the same path. To him, he had a fairly normal family. Sure, they had endured some bizarre tragedies, but it was just bad luck. He dismissed any inkling that it might have been foul play after Chuck’s unfortunate incident. Janine would never hurt Chuck, that was for certain, so surely Katy’s death was accidental, too.

Dinners were quiet affairs.

Janine calls Thomas

Deciding that Gordon was ready, Janine called Thomas. Since they were essentially equal partners, he should know who was going to take her place. Thomas might also be able to help him a little. Sure, her ex-husband was an ass, but he was incredibly good at what he did.

‘What a pleasant surprise,’ Thomas chirped through the receiver. ‘To what do I owe this surprise phone call?’

“Cut the crap, Thomas,” Janine hissed into the phone. “Why don’t you drop by for a visit? Business.”

‘I’ll see what I can do.’

Mary walks by

Of course, if Janine had known that the law was on to her, she would have postponed the little meeting. Mary O`Hanlon had recently been assigned the top seat at the judicial court. She was helping the task force arraign criminals involved in the syndicate. Recent intelligence stated that the operations may be located in their sleepy little burb. Even more shocking was the fact that it could be her step-mother-in-law.

Gordon meets Thomas

Thomas was quite surprised to learn that Gordon Saunders wanted to take his mother’s place. He’d never cared much for the young pup, but seeing the ambition in his eyes, Thomas couldn’t turn him down. This was the perfect opportunity to train a man to take his place. His daughters and granddaughter were puppets, but Gordon was after his own heart. He was perfect.

“Are you sure you can handle it, boy?” Thomas jested, a cruel smirk on his lips. “This isn’t your usual ‘family operation’… this is hard time and then some. Have you got what it takes?”

“That and more,” Gordon replied, undaunted. He wasn’t a kid anymore, he would leave for University within the next week. “I can do it.”

“We’ll see, boy,” Thomas replied, eyebrows quirked upwards in amusement. “We’ll see…”


Note from Mao: It’s so funny how my neighborhood is becoming divided. We’ve got the criminals and their associates on one side and the law on the other. How ironic that Mary O`Hanlon, Derek’s beloved, is ‘The Law’ and Ryu Yu is the crime syndicates worst nightmare! I am loving this so much. :D


  1. We’re loving it too Mao! It is so fun to read and watch how everything progresses and ties together! I’ve never seen a more fluid and inter-connected hood!

    P.S. I just tried to post this comment and it timed out on me. So if this is a duplicate, feel free to erase it! heehee!

    Mao edit: Aww, thanks! It’s really become a lot more than I planned, but I’m enjoying it quite a bit. I just wish my community lots weren’t messed up or I’d have some businesses going…

    Comment by Mandie — March 31, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

  2. Whats wrong with your community lots? Just curious. Anyway, WOW! Gordon is founding his own family, so thats cool. I do like how the neighborhood is coming together though! Its a nice story. :)

    Mao edit: Haha, aww, thanks. My community lots are totally buggered. The ones that come with the game/expansions work… but any I create, when I visit them, bug out. My character disappears and the build/buy modes disable and I am forced to quit the lot without saving.

    Comment by Josh — March 31, 2008 @ 10:03 pm

  3. I’m really starting to like Gordon. I feel sorry for him, though. If he intends to reproduce, he’ll probably have to marry some lame townie chick, since he’s related to literally all the girls in the hood. Hm… He isn’t related to the Yu boys, though, so you could probably get away with having him marry one of them (preferably Shang, because Tsung belongs with Lilith). They seemed to get along just fine in this update. If Gordon is really as hardcore as he claims he is, he shouldn’t mind being impregnated with purple alien babies, right? lol

    Mao edit: I highly doubt Gordon will end up with anyone. If anything, he’ll likely have an alien baby–he is a knowledge sim, after all. Shang likes the ladies, haha.

    Comment by Monika — March 31, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

  4. Janine and Thomas have to watch out… the good side is closing in on them. Maybe Gordon will save the day :)
    Too bad to hear about your comm lots, I bet you could make a nice story with them.

    Mao edit: We shall see about that! As for Gordon, I don’t forsee him saving anything. ;)

    Comment by Kyri — April 1, 2008 @ 3:58 am

  5. I love how you have the law and a captain hero, as well as a criminal and a ciminal in training :P Your sims just love to give you stuff to write about.

    Mao edit: Indeed… and you won’t see me complaining. ;)

    Comment by L3w1s — April 1, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

  6. Ohh, something in there makes me think that Henry had believed that Janine had done something to Katie. That may mean he may find out something he probably doesn’t want to know if he stuck his nose in deep enough!

    Mao edit: Most likely, but Chuck’s death sort of made sure he wouldn’t bother. So Janine is safe from Henry finding out. ;)

    Comment by Sanna — April 1, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

  7. i still love gordon :)
    even if he is a criminal
    i’m kinda hoping Thomas with die soon ahah.
    i can only hope..
    its in your hands mao!

    Mao edit: Haha, Thomas will likely be the longest living elder! He transitioned while perma-plat. ;) As for Gordon… he’s a special boy.

    Comment by Ingrid — April 1, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

  8. Poor Henry is so blissfully unaware of what’s going on in his own house. With all the arraignments pending, maybe it wasn’t the smartest time for Thomas and Janine to bring Gordon into the family biz :S

    Mao edit: Or perhaps it was, because if they get taken in, he’ll be able to run things while they weasel their way out of trouble. ;)

    Comment by Ann — April 1, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

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