Boreal Springs

March 14, 2009

Knight 2 – Round 24: ‘Addicted to Love, End’

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 8:39 pm

James Anderson has pined after Kit Knight since adolescence.  The two are finally engaged, but Kit has a terrible secret.  Will the addition of Katarina, James’ mom, add more friction?

Katarina: I think it’s only fitting that I start this off.  I mean, by all circumstances, I am an uninvolved party.  Sure, James is my son, but his choices are his own.  Shang and I always sort of stood by the fact that he was a smart boy.  Just kind of stupid when it came to girls.  One girl in particular–Kit Knight.  That girl, she’s like me… but she’s in denial.  Lying to herself, like her mother, Marla does.

Things were tense when I moved in.  There’s no love lost between Kit and I.  I mean, she blames me for her dysfunction.  Which is completely ridiculous.  Never mind that I hooked up with Travis recently.  I was trying to prove a point.  But whatever, that’s not what this is about.

Against my advice, James was in a hurry to get hitched.  I still don’t see what the big deal is.  I’ve never been married and you won’t see me crying over it.  Still, my son has always had high values, despite his taste in women.  Being married to Kit made him happy and I am a mom.  I want to see my kid happy.  Shang is probably rolling over in his grave, but he did the whole divorce thing and had an aversion to marriage ever since.

I knew something was up when Kit was sneaking around.  Turns out she’s knocked up.  The landlord revealed it with James right there.  She wasn’t even going to tell him!  The look on her face was priceless! I swore she was going to faint!  James was a little upset that she tried to hide it from him, but he got over it quickly.  He had always wanted to be a dad.  Poor boy.  I had an inkling that this little one wasn’t his… call it maternal instinct.

That and the fact that during the entirety of her pregnancy, Kit would sit around looking pensive.  Some women radiate with light when they’re pregnant and others grouse around the house in sweats… but Kit?  She slunk around almost as if she was hoping to be an invisible, waddling ninja.  She was worried about something and I think I know what…

She gave birth to twins, Nadia and Dominic.  At first, everything looked normal.  Dominic resembled his grandma Marla while Nadia seemed to favor my side of the family.  Or so it seemed… Kit didn’t seem at all relieved.  Which really put things into perspective.  She would never let James or I too close to the infants.  James wrote it off as being a new mother and her nerves… but I knew better.

While Kit was off doing something, I went in to see the little ones.  I picked Nadia up and thought of James when he was that small.  Had so many years really passed?  Were these old, wrinkled hands really mine?  The vanity of youth is seriously cruel.  But I digress.  Nadia isn’t my granddaughter.  I’d know those eyes anywhere… those are Saunders eyes, Henry’s to be exact… and that face?  It isn’t an Anderson at all.

It’s a Saunders.  Claude freakin’ Saunders.  Go figure.

I may not be the best friend or the best wife or girlfriend or any of that.  You may even question my mothering abilities.  But James is my kid, and I’ll be old and dead and in the ground before I let someone use him.  I’ve never lied about who I am or what I’ve done… but this girl?  She’s in so much denial it’s ridiculous.  She’s not taking my boy down with her, he won’t pay for kids that aren’t his!

I confronted her and she feigned ignorance at first, but she broke down in tears.  Seems she did feel bad about it after all.  Good.  I can’t believe she’d drag him through this.  James is a good boy, a sweet boy.  He’s given her more chances than a cat has lives.

When James came home, they went to their room to talk.  I’ll admit it, I was outside, waiting.  They argued.  I heard James saying Claude freakin’ Saunders in disbelief and I heard Kit crying.  It was a mess, but cathartic.  James needed this.  He never got angry at Kit, he took it all in stride, but this?  This was ridiculous.  By the time it was over, Kit was packing her things and calling her parents.

My heart wrenched for my boy, it really did, but he needed this.  He needed to be rid of her.  She wasn’t good enough for him… she needed to get a clue and accept herself.  What a mess.  At least Marla will take care of those kids–she was always a great mother, despite her trip down the river denial.  I don’t know why Kit is so messed up, maybe it was me.  But I’ve fixed it.  She won’t take my boy with her, that’s for sure.

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Note from Mao: It seemed only fitting for Katarina to narrate this.  The twins are indeed Claude’s and the Anderson side related to Henry rarely ever expresses his eyes.  It’s mostly Gordon’s side that does.  Weirdly enough.  Anyway, so we have it.  Kit and James are done.  Poor James… but I’ll bet Maggie is happy to hear the news, LOL!

This lot will change to Anderson 5 next round.

9 Comments

  1. Yeeeah…Katarina, love…I think Kit has all the reason in the world to not like you too much. Granted, she can’t blame you for how she turned out but she can blame you for destroying her parents’ mostly happy marriage. Oooh…James…all he wanted was a happy family and kids. But those cute babies aren’t his. D: Aww. Ho’snap though, Henry’s eyes. I haven’t thought about him in forever. For someone who is almost like Kit, Katarina seems to really not agree with her. I guess it is hard to be near people who are like you…though she did live happily with Shang but those two were special. …I worry for this family. Anderson 5? Is that how many Andersons are around? xD

    Katarina’s got spunk, you have to admire it. ;) Kit is now living with her parents, LOL. Katarina and Kit aren’t alike, though. Kit lies about who she is, pretends she’s someone else. Kat’s always been out of the closet, same as Shang.

    Comment by Elecy — March 14, 2009 @ 9:19 pm

  2. OH the drama! Thanks for the link backs – I was able to follow better because of them (understood motivation better).

    Poor James! And he had such a nice wedding and seemed really into the marriage – but that was pretty awful of Kit to trap him into marrying her and it’s not even his!

    (I love Kit’s wardrobe choices too – non-traditional wedding dress for one!)

    I’m glad that helped! I keep trying to remember to do it when things like this pop up. :) I love the dress Kit wore!

    Comment by simstate — March 14, 2009 @ 9:19 pm

  3. “Claude freakin’ Saunders,” LOL!!! So now we know where James gets that from ;)

    Wow, Kit does look like a mess! I hope she sorts herself out soon, and sorry to say, but I think James will be better off without her. I like Maggie – does he like Maggie? Does he even know Maggie? :)

    And wow, is Claude going to find out?

    Hehe, it’s a catchphrase at this point. Poor Claude! As for finding out, who knows. Kit is so weird. Maggie and James have been friends a long time.

    Comment by laura — March 14, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

  4. Huh. So I was right. I had a bad feeling the kids weren’t James’. But Kat was right, James need to yell a bit, get things off his chest. The eyes were throwing me off. I was thinking, “Well, those can’t be explained away… Wait, where have I seen those before?” And I like Kat’s candidness. “Look, I know what I am, never tried to deny it, but those two are playing a happy family, and it’s turning out to be a losing game.”
    Well, Claude freaking Saunders, you have some child support you need to pay…

    Hehehe, I want it to say that on the letter he gets!!

    Comment by Fini — March 15, 2009 @ 12:35 am

  5. Draaama

    Indeed!

    Comment by sarah — March 15, 2009 @ 8:54 am

  6. You really needed ANOTHER Anderson lot, didn’t you? Darnit, I was pulling for alien babies and Patrick somehow getting the blame. :P

    LOL! Don’t hate. And that would have been a good one, too. ;)

    Comment by Christina — March 15, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

  7. Aw, poor James. The relationship was doomed from the start, I think.

    Will James be hooking up with Maggie in the near future…? xD

    Oh, it totally was. We’ll see…

    Comment by Helen — March 15, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

  8. Poor James. But he’ll be better off without Kit. She plays too many games for a nice guy like James.

    LOL at the landlord spilling the baby news!

    This is true. She is too much trouble for him, LOL.

    Comment by Shana — March 16, 2009 @ 10:00 am

  9. Oh, wow. Poor James…that was shortlived!

    Still, I think it’s probably better if it ends early before they tie themselves together with a child of their own.

    I can’t wait to see if anything happens with Maggie and James now!

    Incredibly short-lived and doomed from the start! Maggie definitely wants something to happen, that’s for sure…

    Comment by Carla — March 16, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

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