Boreal Springs

June 15, 2009

Anderson 5 – Round 25: ‘Only Slightly Awkward’

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

Of course, alcohol also has the side effect of reducing one’s inhibitions.  Isolde was greatly amused to see Maggie and James half-flirting while she prepared to sing.  She was a little too inebriated to see the possible consequences, though, and much more focused on belting out another disco tune.

Isolde was undoubtedly the unrivaled champion of drunken karoake.  She sang even better than James and was able to jump up on the machine itself and do an impressive dive despite not being able to see straight.  Of course, she probably should have been paying more attention to her husband, who had wandered off and started talking to strangers.

Timothy had never been the brightest bulb in the pack, but he at least knew better than to start up questionable conversations with the well-to-do of the neighborhood.  Especially when they are technically your wife’s relatives, her aunt, to be exact.

Cara Anderson was considerably unimpressed with his behavior and rewarded him with a slap.

Everyone made it home safely, Isolde and Timothy had taken a cab… James and Maggie opted to do the same thing, given that they had walked.  Walking probably wasn’t wise.  When they got home, the house was quiet, Katarina already in bed.  Somehow, Maggie ended up in James’ room.

They weren’t really able to talk about it in the morning, both having hangovers and James working very early in the morning.  Maggie barely managed to get out the door in time and was informed by her entire class that she was wearing two different heels on each foot.

When Maggie got home from work, she immediately had a long shower.  She was surprised when she exited the bathroom and James pulled her aside.  She figured they’d just ignore it until it went away or things became really awkward.  Maggie didn’t regret what happened, she could scarcely remember, but she did feel a little bad that her first time had been in a drunken haze.

“I feel really bad,” James said, his face apologetic.  “I’m really sorry, Maggie.  I didn’t mean to mess up our friendship and I certainly didn’t invite you to stay with the intention of this.”

“I know, I know, you don’t have to tell me.  Besides, I’m a big girl.  That was as much my fault as yours.  We had a little too much to drink, things happened.  Maybe it was a little too fast, but I don’t regret it.  I really like you, James, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I accepted your invitation simply because I wanted to be closer to you.  I hoped that maybe… if I were here all the time, you’d stop thinking about Kit and see me for once.  I’m really sorry.  I feel manipulative now.  I didn’t plan last night, not at all.”

“To be honest, I haven’t really thought about Kit since she left.  That was the final straw, you know?  With you, I just didn’t know if I was ready or not and I didn’t want to hurt you if maybe I wasn’t.  But I think we’re past that point now.  I’d like to start over, but I’m afraid it’ll be impossible… that or Timothy will kill me once he finds out.”

She smiled and took his hand, “he doesn’t have to know.  He can just know that we’re maybe more than friends… and giving it a shot.  Nothing more, nothing less.”


Note from Mao: I thought maybe the apartment I had everyone in was bugged, so I moved them.  No such luck, still crashing.  I am determined to figure this out!

As for Maggie and James, gah, they were all over each other the entire round.  To explain it best, I had an outing with Isolde and Timothy which resulted in MUCH HILARITY.  James got into a drunken fight with Claude Saunders, Timothy offended mulitple playables (one of which you see, Cara) and Isolde was obsessed with Karoake.  Maggie kept hitting the bar pretty hard, too, lol.


  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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