Boreal Springs

February 6, 2009

O`Hanlon 2 – Round 23: ‘Womanizer, Pt. 5′

Filed under: O`Hanlon — Tags: , , , , — Mao @ 10:53 am

Patrick O`Hanlon isn’t exactly skilled at being faithful, but still, he’s married Viola in an attempt to placate his mother and be with his son.

Viola enjoyed spending time with Francis–she especially liked teaching him nursery rhymes.  She had never thought she would find motherhood so rewarding, but Francis was such an easy going and likable child.  She felt a distant pang in her heart watching him grow.  He had been an accident, but now their life seemed stable and something inside her demanded something more, perhaps a bigger family?  Patrick wouldn’t be nearly as welcoming of the idea, though.

Despite the hurried nature of their courtship and eventual marriage, Viola and Patrick got along well.  They rarely fought and Viola didn’t ask questions when he was busy with long hours on shoots.  She had known going into this that there was a chance of infidelity.  She knew she was fooling herself, that ignorance isn’t always bliss, but why force yourself to see something?  She was enjoying her family and the idea of normalcy.  Patrick indulged her quite a bit.  He wasn’t a faithful husband, but that didn’t mean he didn’t care for Viola or Francis.  He just had a bit of a problem.

Of course, if Patrick didn’t want Viola to find out, perhaps he’d think better than to get involved with a neighbor.  Calista was a fan and well, things went a bit farther than intended.  It was the first time Patrick really stepped outside of his circle and he wasn’t really willing to stoop back down to that level afterward.  It was one thing to cheat with co-stars, he could claim chemistry, or the forced nature of on-screen romances.  A neighbor who was a fan?  Well, there really wasn’t much of an explanation there.  He’d have to watch his steps carefully.

Especially now that Francis was a child and a clever one at that.  He had definitely inherited his father’s keen intellect.  Hopefully he didn’t also inherit his father’s amorous ways.  He enjoyed both his parents quite a bit and couldn’t pick between the two.  Hopefully he wouldn’t ever have to.  For the time being, he was oblivious to his father’s many affairs and he thought his home life to be a happy one.

He was a handsome child, and likable, too.  He was already popular at a young age.

He even made friends with his neighbor, Emma Davis.  She was a few grades higher than him, but they were neighbors, so they got along well.  Unfortunately, their friendship wouldn’t last long–she’d be going to middle school soon and leaving Francis behind.

Francis rarely made trouble and he was content to read while his mother took a much-needed nap.  She seemed to be tired a lot lately.


Note from Mao: Francis turned out adorable!  Viola does want another child, but we’ll see what ACR dictates.  It’s a battle of Family VS Romance!


  1. I like this family, haphazardly put together as it seems to be. I think it would be nice if they had another baby, but that’s just me. Why has Francis got alien eyes? Just wondering.

    I really have no idea. His grandpa, Nathaniel Anderson, was an alien baby, but no alien eyes. It was a pleasant surprise, though!

    Comment by talims_sister — February 6, 2009 @ 1:58 pm

  2. Family always seems to win the baby battle, in my experience!

    I hope Francis doesn’t peg on to what’s going on with his father. It’s not the best example Patrick could be setting.

    Unfortunately, I think Francis knows, LOL. You’ll see why in a later entry…

    Comment by Carla — February 6, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

  3. Awww, Francis is such a cutie! I hope they get one more, they make cute kids together! :)

    LOL, this little family feels almost quite functional, lol! :)

    Me, too! More cute babies, please. :D

    Comment by laura — February 6, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

  4. Oh, the epic battle between Family and Romance. I personally want another kidlet out of them but who knows? Francis is adorable! I love how he got all the alien features. Really a rare beauty, he is. It seems, for now, Viola and Patrick have found a system that works for them…like Shang and Katarina did. Maybe if they can stick to it, Francis will grow up to be a happy little boy. Well, that is if Pat can keep his exploits behind closed doors with child locks.

    Those two having another kid would make my dad. Forget about population control! Viola is kind of fooling herself right now. I think, if confronted with Patrick’s cheating, she won’t handle it too well…

    Comment by Elecy — February 7, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

  5. Francis is really cute. He looks intelligent, if that makes any sense. Poor Viola. Closing your eyes to the truth makes it all the worse when your dreams are shattered. Family will win. It always does. Can Sara come kick his butt now?

    He does look intelligent! He looks like Patrick did. Hopefully he doesn’t disappointment me like Patrick and fall victim to the fate of a Romance sim!

    Comment by Fini — February 7, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

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