Boreal Springs

May 4, 2008

Anderson – Round 13: ‘Happy?, Pt. 2′

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Mao @ 11:51 am

Thomas Anderson is beginning to feel control slip away from him while his son-in-law Ryu is beginning to feel more empowered. Too bad Alyssa is so angry at him she’s threatening divorce. Katarina could care less about her parent’s problems, instead focusing on University and all the boys there. Roman is too quiet to say anything, but Nevio bares the brunt of their familial discord.

‘That little, worthless piece of Saunders trash,’ Thomas mused angrily, his eyes narrowing. ‘Who does he think he is?’

After Janine’s passing and all the insanity that flared up, Gordon cut himself off from Thomas. He had taken everything Thomas had taught him and brought it back against him tenfold. Gordon was working in a way opposite of Thomas, though. Instead of badgering or blackmailing people onto his side, he was using his existing friendships and charming ways. It was madness. Thomas couldn’t believe this! He never should have let that little rat into his confidence…

Meals in the Anderson household were a tense affair, when everyone managed to gather together. Thomas put on a brave face, but he was too busy with concern to bother interacting. Ryu tried to keep things upbeat, but Alyssa shut him down, hard. The kids usually pretended not to notice, but Nevio found it made him feel sick and queasy when they fought.

Ryu was investigating Derek Saunders and Janine Saunders. Janine had been Alyssa’s mother, and so, Alyssa was not happy that he was dragging her dead mother’s name through the dirt. She felt betrayed and hurt. Of course, Ryu hadn’t really handled it the best of ways, either.

Neither of them had a clue what their teenage daughter was up to, or what she was plotting. She finally gave in to her mother’s demands that she go to University. Her true reasoning, however, she shared with her best friend and cousin Marla O`Hanlon.

“You did what?” Marla gaped. “That’s illegal!”

“I consented,” Katarina huffed in reply. “That’s not important, what is important is what happens when we get to University. Twenty-four-seven party, baby! Can you feel the excitement?”

“I… I kind of want to graduate, you know, Katarina.”

“Oh, whatever. You will. Your mom has clout. We gotta enjoy our youth while we got it!”

Meanwhile, the twins had their own ways of coping. Roman was generally quiet and withdrawn, so he preferred to spend his hours playing chess… against himself. It was challenging to him, he claimed, to try and beat himself at his own game. Nevio preferred to flex his creative muscles and spent time painting. It was a calming activity and it helped him take his mind off the strife between his parents.

10 Comments

  1. :O That’s never happened to me either! It’s a bit like when someone sees their siblings boy/girlfriend cheating on them. Their score with the boy/girlfriend plummets. I thoguht it was really cool when i saw it happen :D

    Yeeah, I’d prefer it if siblings close to the one being cheated on would run and tell them though.

    Comment by L3w1s — May 4, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

  2. Bwahahahaa. Thomas is losing control. Mwhahaaha.

    But poor kids…it’s kinda hard to eat a family dinner when your entire family is insane. But the twins are adorable!

    And Katarina! Stop being a bad influence!

    Yeah, the Yu men seem to be causing problems, don’t they? xD Bad genetics.

    Doode, Gordon…walking around in all black, during winter, is not how you keep a low profile.

    Hahaha, Gordon wears black all the time, though. ;) It was hilarious when he strolled by at the end of the round, completely of his own volition. He’s planning something!

    Comment by Elecy — May 4, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

  3. I agree with Elecy. Way to keep a low profile, Gordon!

    I <3 Nevio. He rocks! Poor little kid. I just wanna give him a big hug.

    And what the heck Shang! Stop hitting on Alyssa! It’s irritating and infuriating!

    Haha, I feel for the little dude, too. He’s so sensitive. :( Shang hitting on Alyssa cracks me up. It’s purely his doing.

    Comment by Simlover — May 4, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

  4. Thomas is being overpowered! I found the whole Gordon “strolling by” incredibly hilarious as that probably shaved off a couple days off Thomas’ lifespan! :D

    I wouldn’t doubt it! Thomas’ days are numbered, though.

    Comment by Mohohon — May 4, 2008 @ 3:43 pm

  5. I have never had that happen in my game either. I might give it a try one day.

    I love you hood so with only a few families you have so much drama going on.

    Aww, thanks! I am really surprised how they keep perpetuating the drama.

    Comment by Monique — May 4, 2008 @ 8:50 pm

  6. I haven’t had that happen too me either, but of course I don’t play often lol I’m glad the boys have of handling the arguementing going on in the house and Ryu you might be heading down the wrong path making your wife mad lmao

    Ryu needs to wake up and smell the roses, but that won’t happen. He’s just digging the hole deeper and deeper! ;)

    Comment by Brian — May 4, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

  7. Ooow, poor little Nevio. I never had that interaction in my game, but that’s some interesting realism. Maybe it came with FreeTime, just like when the kids are grossing out when the parents kiss in front of them?

    Certain children have always reacted when parents make out, but I think it was just the shy ones.

    Comment by brittybe — May 5, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

  8. Poor Ryu. I have never seen that action before, wow. Isn’t Nevio the heir though? Wow, this house bears the brunt of the ~drama~.

    Indeed he is! He’s gonna be a messed up kid.

    Comment by Josh — May 5, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

  9. Thomas is using his charm and charisma rather than plotting and scheming?! Oh, he must be getting old lol

    I’ve never had that reaction either. Now I’m going to have to make parents fight just to see if their kids run off crying *evil grin* Poor little Nevio, he’s such a cutie and so sensitive.

    I’m definitely glad Nevio is the heir. He’ll be so messed up!

    Comment by Ann — May 7, 2008 @ 1:02 am

  10. Poor Nevio. Ooh he’s so adorable I just wanna eat him on a cupcake. ;)
    I wonder how things will go with Alyssa and Shang though. What if he catches her at a vulnerable state. With her marriage going down the toilet who knows what will happen. {O_O}

    Nevio is quite cute! Shang is certainly hoping, but we’ll see. Alyssa has grown into quite the tough cookie.

    Comment by Tiffany — May 7, 2008 @ 7:14 am

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