Boreal Springs

February 18, 2009

Saunders – Round 24: ‘Twin Differences’

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 11:53 am

Basil and Virginia haven’t been the best of parents.  Can Daisy and Sage still managed to be well-adjusted teens and eventual adults?

Daisy had found a great joy in her scholastic requirements.  She did her homework dutifully and always loved learning new things in class.  While she was quite the stunner when it came to intelligence, she was awkward and jilted when it came to other people or making friends.  It seemed Sage had taken the berth of that ability.

Sage was a natural with people, both charismatic and endlessly amusing.  She gesticulated wildly and her eyes would widen to the point of madness.  She laughed joyously and always had the best jokes.  She even managed to melt the ice around Jennifer Knight.  They were good friends.  Everyone was good friends with Sage.

It seemed their parents had finally seen the light, too.  Sure, they weren’t model parents, but they did try to somewhat put themselves in their twins’ lives.  They had dinners, they provided for them, they even got them into Private School.  Neither of the twins were quite sure where this change of heart had come from, but weren’t about to look a gift horse in the mouth.  They’d enjoy the companionship of a real family, even if it was a bit too late.

While the twins got along quite well, their differences often caused a rift to form between them.  Sage wasn’t just good with people, she was good with boys, too.  They loved talking to her and she was so witty!  Daisy never knew how to start a conversation, much less how to approach them.  Boys were like some unfathomable mystery to her.  Still, it didn’t help her feeling of loss any.

Of course, once they got bored with Sage–which is to say that Sage’s interest in people was rather shallow–they came to Daisy and that is where they remained.  While Sage only showed a tiny interest in them, Daisy dove headlong into deep, riveting conversations about their hobbies, interest, their life, everything.  She was deeply interest in people.

Meanwhile, Basil had been distracted from his pottery wheel by an abandoned and slightly charred trainset he found hidden away in the house.  With much effort, he brought it out and slowly began to restore it.  It definitely had the whole of his attention.  Virginia wasn’t nearly as interested, more apt to sit and widdle away her days online while her husband absentmindedly played with the train.


Note from Mao: Sorry for the break, RL sucks.  But we’re back.  Virginia and Basil actually showed an interest in the teens.  Daisy is Knowledge, Sage is Family/Popularity.  The trainset?  Well, I just think it’s really neat, LOL.


  1. That isn’t Chuck’s trainset, is it?

    Why yes, yes it is. ;)

    Comment by Ana — February 18, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

  2. Oh, Daisy, I know how you feel, my precious child. <3

    LOL at Basil whipping out the train set. Hopefully it won't end as badly as the last one did.

    LOL, poor Daisy! But she does get them in the end. ;)

    Comment by Josh — February 18, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

  3. The trainset? OH NO BASIL STAY AWAY!! THAT TRAINSET KILLED YOUR UNCLE!!! And you’re the spitting image of him.. beware the trainset might hate males with a chocolatey skin colour and blond hair that is curly..

    LOL, so true. He does look a lot like Chuck!

    Comment by Mohohon — February 18, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

  4. At least in a way Sage helps Daisy get talking to people. Wow, the worst parents of the year actually remembered they had children? I’m impressed. The thought of Basil restoring his uncle’s old trainset is rather touching.

    Unfortunately, Basil has no idea that it belonged to the ill-fated Chuck! We’ll see how that goes…

    Comment by Fini — February 18, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

  5. Aw, see, Daisy, that’s how you get them! Everyone loves talking about themselves!

    Sage’s eyes are so striking against her skin tone – almost like they’re glowing. Are they the same as Basil’s? They seem a bit different.

    Hahahaha, Daisy and Sage are an odd pairing. I am so upset that NEITHER of them have the gray eyes or Henry’s eyes. Grrr. I think they are the same.

    Comment by Carla — February 18, 2009 @ 10:16 pm

    if it bursts into flames again with Basil then will we know that train set likes those with dark skin and blonde curly hair.

    On another note, I was on the inteen website earlier and it seems to be updated for appartment life. You may already know but I thought I should tell you anyway.
    Not sure if its exactly the same as before, but hey. Heres the link
    (sorry for the massive long comment)

    You are like the 20th person since December. ;) Thanks, though. I knew about it when it started, but I don’t trust it because it ISN’T done by Jase. I’ll wait until it is 100% completed and everything. Besides, I am kind of used to ACR now, lol.

    Comment by Alice — February 19, 2009 @ 9:29 am

  7. Ack, not Chuck’s trainset! Be careful, Basil! On a sidenote, I’ve had a trainset at the Craig house ever since Julie and Suzie were kids and I keep hoping that it’ll catch on fire one day and spice up my game, but it never has! :(

    Aw, poor Daisy. I know exactly how she feels.

    Hahaha, it was a freak accident. It was just so shocking! I had no idea that could happen…

    Comment by Shana — February 20, 2009 @ 11:08 am

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