Boreal Springs

April 7, 2008

O`Hanlon – Round 11: ‘Little Secrets, End’

Filed under: O`Hanlon — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Mao @ 1:26 pm

Mary O`Hanlon has no idea that Derek is involved in the very criminal organization she’s trying to out. Gina Saunders is becoming quite the prolific author, while Marla and Julie are enjoying their oblivious years as children.


Mary talks to Derek

“I don’t understand what the big deal is,” Mary said, giving her husband a look. “I’m doing this to protect our children.”

Derek sighed, “it’s too dangerous, Mary. You should just let the task force do their job and stay out of it.”

“I couldn’t do that even if I wanted to, which I don’t. I’m the District Attorney, I need to support the task force and make sure that everything is according to the books. I can’t just sit by idly and wait for something to happen.”

“It isn’t worth talking about it now, especially not in front of Julie.”

Mary talks to Ryu

Later that day, Ryu Anderson turned up. Of course, they met in secret. It wasn’t the first time and it certainly wouldn’t be the last. They stood in the garage, Mary making sure the door was locked. Ryu was at the head of the task force and they had been working together for months.

“You’re not going to like this,” Ryu began, giving her a sympathetic look. “Even I’m having trouble believing it.”

“What? Have you found out the identity of the crime lord?”

Ryu shook his head, “not exactly… we’ve just found some sketchy evidence involving the Katy Saunders case.”

“Excuse me?”

“It wasn’t an accident, Mary,” Ryu began somberly. “She was murdered.”

Mary confronts Derek

Mary took some time to let what Ryu told her sink in. Katy Saunders was murdered. Her husband’s ex-wife was killed in cold blood, in her own home, while she was four months pregnant. It was a sickening thought. She couldn’t help but question Derek’s involvement, despite better reasoning. She pulled him aside in an attempt to confront him.

“What’s going on, Mary? Why are you looking at me like that?”

“Did you know?” Mary began, ignoring his questions. “Did you know that Katy was murdered?”

He blinked, clearly stunned, “wh-what?”

“The case was re-examined for any possible ties to the criminal syndicate we’re investigating… and it’s been found that Katy was murdered, she didn’t die accidentally.”

Before Derek could respond, Marla came bounding into the room. Derek and Mary shared a quiet look before addressing their daughter, who insisted that one of them help her with her homework.

Mary asks Gina

Mary just couldn’t get the idea of Derek being involved off her mind. She went to Gina, hoping to find some answers. Unfortunately, Gina wasn’t nearly as receptive to Mary pegging her brother as a murder as she thought.

“Are you crazy? What kind of question is that?” Gina replied, clearly offended. “Derek wouldn’t do something like that.”

Mary looked sheepish, “I… I know… it’s just… everything is so crazy. I don’t know what to believe anymore. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have asked.”

“No,” Gina replied, softening, “it’s okay… I understand. What happened to Katy was tragic, but Derek could never do something like that.”

Mary nodded, heading towards the door, “you’re right. I’m just being silly.”

Derek calls Janine

That evening, when he was sure everyone was asleep, Derek snuck out of bed and went for the phone. He quickly dialed Janine’s cell phone and waited for her to pick up.

“Derek, I told you not to call from your house!” Janine scolded, her voice a quiet whisper. “What is it?”

“She knows, about Katy,” Derek said hastily. “They know it wasn’t an accident.”

Janine took a deep breath, “damn it, Derek. Where is your head? Hang up the phone!”

Derek did as he was told, not noticing that Gina had woken up and was headed for the bathroom. Upon seeing her brother, she quickly moved back into her door and waited for him to return to his room.


  1. Wow this is s interesting 0.o Nanny must be working for Janine!

    Mao edit: Ahahahaha, omg… :lol: I hadn’t thought of that.

    Comment by L3w1s — April 7, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

  2. Woops at my not realising Gordon and Sara Were related..
    hmm. i really thought katys death WAS an accident.
    wow its funny how you have husbands and Wives On Opposite and the same sides of the law. Thats gotta be very interesting for you.

    Mao edit: Haha, Katy’s death was a gameplay accident, but storywise? Nope! It was too convenient.

    Comment by Ingrid — April 7, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

  3. Oh my. Drama, drama, drama, drama xD but drama = Gina’s success so…at least SOMEONE is benefiting from this all xD

    Mao edit: Haha, very true. Gina’s benefiting… but I don’t think it’s all roses. ;)

    Comment by Elecy — April 7, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

  4. Interestingly, my favourite member of this household has always been Gina. I guess it’s because she reminds me of myself – quiet, serious, much more involved in other people’s lives than her own, always the ‘voice of reason’, always the advisor, apparently uninterested in the opposite sex, but not necessarily disgusted by romance in general. I would be very content if I had half the success she has one day – I probably even could if I lived in Simlish utopia instead of the stupid Balkans.
    I have a feeling Derek won’t be able to keep the secret from Mary for much longer. She’s smarter than him.

    Mao edit: It’s funny you should say that, because I agree. Although my voice or reason and advisor roles are usually forced (ie no one else steps up, sigh). Gina’s doing good for herself, but she’s in a baaad situation right now.

    Comment by Monika — April 7, 2008 @ 7:37 pm

  5. Derek was dumb in the first place to think he could hide something like this from Mary forever. I feel bad for Janine though. She’s worked so hard to keep her double life a secret!

    Mao edit: Yeah, Janine has struggled a lot. She’s coming to the end of her life, though. Soon it’ll be time to pass the burden down to Gordon…

    Comment by Amy — April 7, 2008 @ 8:58 pm

  6. Wow, poor Gina. I must say I love this storyline, but am anxious to see where it goes from here. Especially with the big bad boss Thomas involved… Great storytelling Mao! :D

    Mao edit: Haha, aww, thanks! I’m having a lot of fun with it. Thomas is so much fun. :P

    Comment by Josh — April 7, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

  7. good update. i love gina too :) also, i am suprised the generations have lasted this long! very cool …!

    Mao edit: Thanks! I’m surprised that I’ve lasted this long. ;)

    Comment by Brit — April 8, 2008 @ 3:52 am

  8. I really never believed that Derek would be the type to get involved in something extreme like murder. Especially of his own pregnant wife! I mean, I didn’t like Katy either…but she had an innocent baby inside her for crying out loud! Agh!

    Mao edit: I know, it’s an unfortunate situation all around…

    Comment by Mandie — April 9, 2008 @ 9:52 pm

  9. I love the good guys vs the bad guys in your story line. It’s turning into a real thriller! Can’t wait to see what happens when the inevitable confrontation takes place.

    Mao edit: The confrontation itself may be more spread out, given how many people it effects. When and where, exactly, we have yet to see. I have no idea, of course. It is up to the sims to decide!

    Comment by brittybe — April 10, 2008 @ 1:42 am

  10. This storyline has really taken off and involved almost every house. I love it! I have every confidence that Mary will get to the bottom of it, she just may not like what she finds there

    Mao edit: Yeah, I really love the whole crime vs law thing. It’s shaping up nicely. :)

    Comment by Ann — April 14, 2008 @ 10:46 am

  11. Oh that was stupid, especially if the cops were monitoring the phone…

    Comment by arcadata — February 27, 2009 @ 4:19 am

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