Boreal Springs

February 2, 2009

Saunders 2 – Round 23: ‘Carpe Diem, Baby, Pt. 4′

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 10:07 am

Lauren is finding herself neck-deep in vampires.  Gordon, the resident criminal mastermind and self-proclaimed underworld mayor of all that he surveys, isn’t too happy about Roman’s meddling with his son.  Claude, meanwhile, is quite enjoying his life as a creature of the night.

Claude was shocked when he managed to get the door to his father’s ever-exclusive study open.  He must have left it unlatched when he left for work.  Even more surprising was the familiar, yet peaked face of Emily.  She was seated on the high back chair looking wholly defeated and hopeless.  Their eyes met slowly and recognition washed over both their faces like an electric pulse.



“What are you doing down here?” Claude asked, helping her out of the chair.  Suddenly, he had a thought, “my father found you, didn’t he?”

“I’m sorry, Claude.  I didn’t know what I was getting into… but even so, I mean, despite it all, I’m glad I did.” She smiled, taking his hand.  “Otherwise, I’d still be out there… alone.  Being a vampire isn’t always easy, it’s a very solitary, lonely existence.  I can’t even begin to count how many years I’ve endured.  My parents were vampires and so, I was inducted quite early.”

“It’s all right, I’ll make this okay.  Dad will understand.  I’m not mad, I’m actually kinda happy with this–I mean, being a vampire and all.  And I’m really glad he found you.”

Making it ‘okay’ wasn’t easy.  Emily joined the ranks in the Saunders home, but was forced to go through the gauntlet of dealing with Gordon and explaining herself to Lauren.  Lauren wasn’t immediately accepting of yet another vampire in her home, the one who had changed her baby boy, but what could she do?  Emily made Claude happy, and she seemed genuine.  At least, Gordon assured her she was… and well, if she wasn’t…

For now, Lauren would tolerate it.

Claude, being the type of guy he is, wasn’t quite sure how he’d adjust to the lifestyle of having a ‘serious’ significant other.  They weren’t married or anything, but Emily was really fond of him and he of her.  Still, after awhile, he didn’t even think about it.  Emily was hot, she was technically an older woman, and her accent was hot.  She was all around hot, a straight ten, what more could he ask for?  The vampire thing was a catch with the ladies, but with Emily, it was a shared, mutual experience.  Emily’s reaction everytime they crawled out of their coffins at dusk was evidence of her agreement on the matter.

Plus, they had a lot of fun doing cliched, vampire things like making out (amongst other things) in a graveyard.  They enjoyed lurking in dark clubs and luring away innocent, admittedly stupid, club-goers.  The town was their oyster and while Gordon pleaded with them to be discreet, they also managed to enjoy themselves quite a bit.  Emily wasn’t new to this, she knew how to keep a low profile, but she wasn’t above making the best of the time she had with Claude, either.

When Gordon wasn’t corralling his vampire son and his much older girlfriend or trying to placate his very anxious wife, he was cleaning up other messes and securing friendships that would aid him in the future.  He had been immensely saddened to hear of Lilith Yu’s death, not simply because they had an agreement, but she had become a friend, and she was Tsung’s wife.  Her apprentice and protege, Isolde Anderson, was quick to come to him.  Apparently Lilith had let some thing slip and surprisingly, Isolde was happy to help him with Claude’s problem.  She even brought a potion.

Gordon was hesitant to deal with another Anderson, especially one so closely tied to Roman, but what choice did he have?  For now, Roman was safe, because as much as Gordon hated to admit it, he needed Isolde and her skills.  Isolde had single-handedly saved her uncle’s butt without even knowing it.

Still, Gordon wasn’t sure what he’d do about Claude.  Claude seemed adamant to continue this little play of being a vampire, but Gordon knew better.  The fancy would wear off and his fickle son would grow bored with the life he chose.  What would become of him then, and what of Emily?  Gordon idly stuffed the potion Isolde had given him into the locked drawer.  He would need it, eventually, but not now.


Note from Mao: Emily is quite pretty, I’m surprised.  She and Claude are ridiculous… but hilarious, too.  Poor Gordon, his hands are tied!  And now you know why Roman hasn’t gotten any payback… Isolde to the unknowing rescue!  Lilith created peace by dying.  She wouldn’t be pleased, we all know much she loved a little chaos!

On another note, Boreal Springs is a year old.  Wow.


  1. WOW are year?! it doesn’t feel that long. Aw, Emily and Claude are cute. hmm, i wonder what this means for him and Kit? She won’t be pleased, but slowly but surely her candidates are dropping out, hmm, maybe James will win after all.

    I know! I can hardly believe it. 208 posts and a year later… as for Claude and Emily, Claude is still Claude. But he doesn’t love Kit like he does Emily, she knew that before, though.

    Comment by jacqueline — February 2, 2009 @ 10:25 am

  2. Haha, loving the vampire drama! What will Gordon do?

    I’m not even sure what I’m going to do!

    Comment by Christina — February 2, 2009 @ 10:59 am

  3. Wow, it’s been a year. I think I have been here the whole time. It doesn’t seem that long.

    Luckily for Roman, Islode save him.

    I know! Time really flies. And yep, Roman is one lucky bugger…

    Comment by Monique — February 2, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

  4. Ack, Claude and Emily are on the loose! LOL, I love the making out in the graveyard pic. But what will Kit think about Claude’s new companion?

    Congratulations on one year! (You just reminded me that Pine Hollow is almost a year old–I created it toward the end of February 2008.)

    Haha, wow, it seems a lot of one years are coming up! :D

    Comment by Shana — February 2, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

  5. Emily looks rather nice when she is cleaned up. A real classy dame. But poor Lauren, stuck with all the vampires xD A year already? The time does fly.

    Emily turned out really well! Poor Lauren, indeed, LOL.

    Comment by Elecy — February 2, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

  6. Well, Roman should be thanking his lucky stars for Isolde right now!

    Ha, the cliched vampire things were funny. But the picture of them in the graveyard is really pretty, even if it is cliched!

    Oh, definitely. He’s safe… but he doesn’t know that. ;) I really liked the graveyard picture, too, LOL.

    Comment by Carla — February 2, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

  7. Happy 1 Year!!! Great update as well, love the two vamps, I still need to properly play a vamp

    Thanks! :D I love having vampires, but I doubt Claude and Emily will remain as such.

    Comment by starrsim — February 2, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

  8. Emily did clean up pretty. I love her new dress! She and Claude are cute together :)

    Yay for one year! Congrats!

    Thanks! Emily and Claude are an interesting pair…

    Comment by laura — February 3, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

  9. A year? Congratulations!
    Anyway, Roman got lucky. Had it not been an Anderson, Roman might have mysteriously disappeared as well. Emily looks good; I like it. I’d let them stay. Poor Lauren. If I were her, I’d have had a heart attack by now.

    Thanks! Yes, Roman got by that and he doesn’t even know it!

    Comment by Fini — February 7, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

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