Boreal Springs

April 7, 2008

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

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

Mary is on the phone, Derek plays

After that night, things began to slow down. The next week went without a hitch and Mary didn’t bring up Katy’s murder again. She did spend long hours at work and on the phone, though. It was left to Derek to entertain Julie and Marla. Gina kept quiet about what she heard that night, unsure of what to do next.

Gina writes

She poured herself into her novel completely, not leaving her room unless it was completely necessary. It was going to be her magnum opus, a tale of love, murder, and betrayal. She needed the distraction, she didn’t want to think of the possibilities that surrounded her. She didn’t want to put together the pieces that everyone else had missed. Gina Saunders wasn’t a detective, she was an author. She couldn’t rat out her brother, nor could she destroy her father.

So she wrote until her fingers cramped up and the words blurred together.

Thomas and Janine visit Derek

On afternoon, on Derek’s day off, two unexpected visitors arrived at his door. Well, not really. They arrived sneakily and nearly scared him to death when he turned around to see Janine and Thomas standing there. Thomas didn’t give him a moment to speak before laying into him.

“I realize that intelligence isn’t exactly plentiful in your gene pool, Saunders,” Thomas began angrily. “But it’s simple common sense to know not to call criminals about criminal activity on a phone that has every likelihood of being bugged.

Derek was floored, he had no idea that Thomas Anderson was involved. He couldn’t speak, Thomas went on.

“You’ll keep your mouth shut and you’ll act like nothing is amiss, do you understand? Janine got her hands dirty for you without my consent and now we’re all in hot water. I won’t go down for some lackwit in love. The moment things look bad, you’ll be the one going down, do you understand me? You can’t even begin to comprehend the influence I have.”

Janine, who had remained silent the entire time, gave Derek a sympathetic look, “I’m sorry, Derek.”

Derek talks to Mary

Later that night, while they were preparing to go to bed, Mary confronted Derek. He had been acting skittish ever since she got home. He kept looking over his shoulder or jumping when Marla or Julia popped up behind him. She could tell something was very, very wrong.

“I’m sorry,” Mary said suddenly, “I know you didn’t hurt Katy. I just… everything is a little insane right now. Can you believe that evidence is starting to point to Janine Anderson? That’s just ridiculous.”

Derek swallowed hard, “I think it’s just best if we don’t talk about it anymore. It’s too much trouble.”

“You’re right, I guess,”Mary sighed. “I’ll try not to bring work home with me anymore. It’s just so hard to stop thinking about it.”


Note from Mao: And so the crap hits the fan, woo! This is turning out a lot bigger than I planned. Will Mary ever find out the truth? Only time will tell. Janine kept going by the house, and then Thomas, so it only made sense for them to come down hard on Derek. Oh, and an extra picture that I found hilarious:


  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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