Boreal Springs

June 13, 2009

Davis – Round 25: ‘Leaving the Nest’

Filed under: Davis,Yu — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 12:16 pm

Fou-Lu Yu and Elena Davis have had a rocky relationship, but things are finally starting to even out for them.  Emma is heading off to college soon and little Emily is growing more everyday.

“You’ll love college,” Fou-Lu said to his daughter before leaving for the weekend.  He wouldn’t be around to see her off, so he was squeezing in some ‘fatherly advice’ while he could.  “Just remember, though, college boys are bad.  I should know, I was one.”

“Isn’t that why mum dumped you?  Didn’t she get pregnant before graduation?”

“And that’s exactly why you should avoid boys at all costs!”

Emma shook her head, “you don’t have to worry, dad.  I’m only interested in one boy and he’s the polar opposite of you.”

“Good girl.”

“Do you regret having me so young” Emma asked her mother at breakfast.  She was starting to get nervous.  Most of her things were packed already.

Elena thought about it for a moment, “not now, I mean, I still wonder what would have happened… but you were and are still my priority.  I wouldn’t have gone back and changed anything.”

“What about not telling dad and breaking up with him?”

“That’s complicated, Emma.  Relationships aren’t just black and white.  They’re complicated, they hurt, and a lot of times, you’d probably be better off without them,” Elena stared across the table at her daughter.  “I love your father, but that doesn’t mean our relationship was always the best at particular times.  Pushing and forcing things to fit doesn’t work.”

Emma tried not to notice that her mother had turned it around on her.  She finished up her pancakes and accepted her mother’s explanation for what it was, nothing more, nothing less.

With Emma gone, the house seemed strangely empty.  Even little Emily noticed the loss, preferring to sneak into Emma’s old room and sleep.  At first, Six wasn’t too happy about her bed being occupied, but she got over it.  Emily was company.  Six definitely missed Emma.

Everyone adjusted, though, and the days settled into a routinue.  Elena kept up her career and Fou-Lu spent time with Emily.  Of course, his true goal was to get Emily to say ‘dad’ before ‘mom’.  Elena just shook her head and made a face when he boasted that she’d totally do it.

She wondered how Emma was doing at school and hoped she wasn’t doing anything she’d regret.

Emily grew into an active child who loved jumping on the bed.  Elena would scold her, but Fou-Lu would usually encourage it or jump with her, much to Elena’s chagrin.  Emily definitely resembled her Saunders heritedge, looking very little like her parents and more like her grandpa Gordon and his sons.

The apartment was big, but clearly not big enough.  Emily found out that the restroom being connected to her parent’s bedroom was quite inconvenient.  She had several awkward exits, that’s for sure.  Thankfully, her parents were nonethewiser.  That was just one talk she really didn’t want to have, yet.


Note from Mao: Emily looks SO MUCH like a Saunders it isn’t even funny.  I see no Yu there.  None.  Wow.  Also, Emma is at college now.  Also, sorry that this update was so disjointed.  I was trying to play through multiple crashes/etc.  I’ve also increased the picture size.


  1. Whew, all caught up now.

    That’s right, Emma. Learn from your parents example! And jeeeez, the birds and the bees comes early for Emily.

    Comment by Elecy — June 13, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

  2. LOL, poor Emily. In her case, DON’T learn from your parents. ;)

    Comment by Mao — June 13, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

  3. Emily is really pretty! And LOL, walking in on her parents! That’ll teach her to knock first! ;)

    I can’t wait to see Emma in college.

    Comment by laura — June 13, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

  4. My goodness, Emily looks like a little woman! Poor girl, though. Walking in on the parents? Awkward…

    Comment by Fini — June 13, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

  5. I hate that the only way to the bathroom is through their bedroom!

    Comment by Mao — June 13, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

  6. She definitely does! I haven’t used that hair in forever, but it seemed to suit her.

    Comment by Mao — June 13, 2009 @ 10:16 pm

  7. So does this mean you’ve fixed the crashing now? Hope you’ve got it all sorted out!

    Emily is gorgeous but most definitely a Saunders!

    And hey, they must have a little more room now that Emma is at college. That’s got to be welcome!

    Comment by Carla — June 13, 2009 @ 11:13 pm

  8. Not quite, still working on that. :( More room is definitely good!

    Comment by Mao — June 13, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

  9. Poor child will have issues in adult life. lol Just kidding, but look at her face. She’s like um, ok, must ask sis what they are doing. ROFL

    Comment by GoldenBuffy — June 14, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

  10. Emma would be truly horrified if Emily asked her such a thing, LOL! “You saw WHAT?” xD

    Comment by Mao — June 14, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

  11. Hi Mao, I’ve lurked before but never commented (I don’t think anyway :-)

    I was sorry to hear you were having all the crashes. My M&G did that too for a while until I cleaned out my cc. It needed to be done anyway in my case.

    Great update, especially for all the trouble. I loved the conversation between Elena and Emma.

    Comment by Francesca Dean — June 15, 2009 @ 12:51 pm

  12. Hey there! :D As for the crashing, ugh. It’s driving me nuts. I’ve done everything but purge my CC and if I have to? I don’t know what I’ll do. This is years and years of acquired CC. Half the sites aren’t around anymore. Very frustrating. I mostly only download hair anymore for this reason.

    Comment by Mao — June 15, 2009 @ 1:03 pm

  13. Poor Emily! That’s a traumatizing sight no matter how old you are. ;)

    I hope Emma has learned something from observing her parents and will get through college without any unexpected developments! ;)

    Comment by Shana — June 15, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

  14. Haha, here’s hoping, but I think Emma plans to make trouble for Gregory and Lydia. ;)

    Comment by Mao — June 15, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

  15. Oh… uni is going to be drama with Emma, Gregory and Lydia’s love triangle… I can’t wait!!! Emily is so gorgeous. I bet she’s totally going to be a daddy’s girl. That’s too funny that she walked in on their… ahem…poor girl is going to be scarred for life. I hope you figure out what’s going on with your game and can fix the crashes.

    Comment by Liz — June 16, 2009 @ 11:43 am

  16. Oh, definitely. I am actually excited about Uni for once, both due to the ‘new’ format I’m going to try and the whole love triangle. ;)

    Comment by Mao — June 16, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

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