Boreal Springs

June 15, 2009

Anderson 5 – Round 25: ‘Only Slightly Awkward’

Filed under: Anderson,O`Hanlon — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 2:32 pm

James Anderson invited Maggie O`Hanlon, his friend and his best friend’s little sister, to stay with him as opposed to moving into the already cramped O`Hanlon house.  Katarina remains with her son through his trying time of dealing with the whole ‘Kit disaster’.

James loves his mother, he does, but he seriously wishes she’d put a tie on the door or perhaps conduct her amorous activities before he was due home from work.  He was used to this, unfortunately, but he feared what would happen if Maggie happened to walk in on such a scene.  Surely they weren’t as ‘open’ in the O`Hanlon household.  All he needed to do was scar her for life.

Despite Katarina’s little escapades, everything seems to be going smoothly… though there is some obvious tension.  Maggie has had a crush on James since she was young.  He had always been under Kit’s little spell, though, and completely oblivious to her puppy love.  Of course, there was also the dangerous thing of he being Timothy’s little sister.

Still, she was an adult now and no one’s little sister.  Kit was gone and as far as James was concerned, completely nonexistant.  Maggie found it hard to be completely platonic, despite her wish not to complicate things.

Unfortunately, the apartment they had been staying in had been overrun by termites and they were forced to relocate immediately.  Luckily, one of Katarina’s lovers had a spare apartment that was fully furnished and uninhabited for them to take over.  Sometimes it was good to have a mother with connections… unfortunately, the decor in the place could definitely use some work.

“It’s a bit stuffy, but better than living in a box, right?” Katarina told her son, glancing around the room.  Maggie was at work, she was a Science teacher at the Boreal Springs high school.  “Now, this girl you have living with us… Maggie?  She likes you, James.  A lot.”

“She’s Timothy’s little sister.”

Katarina rolled her eyes, “everyone is someone’s sister, brother, daughter, uncle, aunt… doesn’t seem to stop the way the world works, now does it?  Stop making excuses to sit and mourn something that never had a chance anyway.”

James was loathe to admit his mother’s logic made sense, but it did.  Still, he couldn’t hurt his friend or possibly Maggie if his head wasn’t completely in the right place.

To take their minds off of all the drama, Maggie and James met up with Timothy and Isolde downtown on a Friday night.  Isolde and Timothy hadn’t really had a chance to go out since the twins were born.  Of course, upon meeting up, James just had to make a joke about Isolde’s ‘sparkly’ countenance.

“You look radioactive!”

Isolde made a face, “I have a broom, James, and I won’t hesitate to use it.”

Timothy and Maggie watched in amusement.  Finally, Timothy spoke up, “you’d better listen to her, dude.  She’s brutal with that thing.”

Once they got inside, they had a couple of drinks at the bar… and of course, what’s drinks without some drunken karoake?  Isolde and Maggie were the first to go, the ‘lightweights’ when it came to drinking, they were already laughing obnoxiously.  Maggie swayed and sang questionably while Isolde belted out the lyrics like a would-be Diva.  The mixture of the two created a very… interesting sound.

James, thankfully, had inherited the patented Yu talent for all things musical and lyrical, and was quite a capable singer.  Isolde and Timothy somehow managed to make dancing into making out and Maggie was having a hard time keeping upright in her heels.  It felt nice to cut loose and have a little fun.


  1. That group certainly knows how to party. LOL at James getting into a drunken fight with Claude freakin’ Saunders. ;)

    I’m glad James is finally moving on from Kit!

    Comment by Shana — June 15, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

  2. LOL! They sure cut loose! Having twins can be stressful. ;) Claude showed up and they both did that ‘enemy greet’ thing and it was hilarious. Then they went at it.

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

  3. Ah, with age comes wisdom, even from Katarina. You totally should’ve included the drunken barfight, just for the lulz. They make an entertaining group of drunks. I’m glad to see James is getting on with his life.

    Comment by Fini — June 15, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

  4. ROFL You gotta love when they go out and cut up. Sometimes good comes of it and sometimes bad. Glad they had fun and started a new romance!

    Comment by GoldenBuffy — June 15, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

  5. Oh, man, this was so hilarious! Isolde’s karaoke was the best and I love Timothy talking about woohoo with Cara!

    And yay for drunken hook-ups that may actually work out! I hope things keep rolling for James and Maggie. That poor guy deserves some happiness in his love life.

    Comment by Carla — June 15, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

  6. Katarina is still Katarina, but that doesn’t mean she can’t want the best for her son! She’s always looked out for James. ;)

    Comment by Mao — June 15, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  7. Boy did they ever, lol. I am glad I had them do the outing, Isolde and Timothy are hilarious.

    Comment by Mao — June 15, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  8. I was so shocked when Isolde got up there and just BELTED out the disco tune. I forgot she had maxed creativity! :o Hopefully James and Maggie can make something more of this.

    Comment by Mao — June 15, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

  9. LOL, glad to see Katarina isn’t slowing down in her golden years ;)

    And WHAT??? No pics of the drunken brawl??? And between James and Claude no less! I would pay good money to see that! :)

    The night out on the town was fun! And yay, I’m glad Maggie and James finally hooked up! :)

    Comment by laura — June 15, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

  10. The fight happened so quick! I had barely noticed Claude was there and then, bam, bar fight!! LOL I was still a little stunned afterwards. Claude won, of course. Poor James!

    Comment by Mao — June 15, 2009 @ 11:19 pm

  11. *sigh* Of course Claude “Freaking” Saunders won the fight. James just can’t win when it comes to him.

    Comment by Lisa — June 16, 2009 @ 8:31 am

  12. Haha, well, Claude also has the body skilled maxed out because of Gordon. Physiology is nice.

    Comment by Mao — June 16, 2009 @ 10:39 am

  13. This lot just isn’t the same without Shang /sad :( That outing was too damn funny I love karaoke outings/dates. I wish you would have included some blooper shots of James getting his butt kicked my Claude “Freakin’” Saunders! I’m not really sure how I feel about Maggie and James… I feel like she may just be a rebound despite what James says.

    Comment by Liz — June 16, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

  14. Party at the Andersons! WHoOOo!! Always trust the Andersons when it comes to entertainement! It must be the drama, and like they say alcohol will solve it ( well not really, but it is entertainng!)

    Comment by Mohohon — June 16, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

  15. I miss Shang, but I don’t miss him messing up my family trees, LOL! I don’t have a picture, unfortunately. I was too stunned. :(

    As for rebound, I hope not!

    Comment by Mao — June 16, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

  16. LOL, there’s no party like an Anderson party because an Anderson party never stops? :lol:

    Comment by Mao — June 16, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

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