Boreal Springs

May 4, 2008

Anderson – Round 13: ‘Happy?, Pt. 2′

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

Shang dropped by one afternoon, now living back in Boreal Springs. Alyssa, who was just returning from work, stopped him at the walkway.

“What do you want, Shang? My daughter is far too young for you.”

He grinned, “who says I came here for the young one?”

Alyssa rolled her eyes, “Shang, please, this is getting old. I’m not going to kiss you, sleep with you, whatever it is you do, I’m not doing it. Just stop.”

“That’s what they all say, but then they realized they married the first person they dated… and they never experienced anyone else.” Shang replied, taking a cautious step forward. “Trust me when I say there are much, much better things out there for you than Ryu.”

“I’ve had it with Yu men, thank you.” Alyssa hissed, bodily pushing her way past and nearly knocking him off his feet. It only fueled his desire even more.

Of course, what awaited Alyssa inside was an argument with Ryu. She really wasn’t in the mood to deal with him and so she just flew off the handle. He asked her what Shang was doing here–a simple question, really–and she just went off. The living room cleared pretty quickly as everyone scattered to find some way to avoid the possible shrapnel that could come next.

Ryu responded with his own arguments; ‘I’m doing my job’, ‘You’re just as busy as I am’, ‘I do pay attention to the children’. It fell on deaf ears because Alyssa saw none of it as true. They continued arguing until Alyssa got so angry she stomped off and slammed the bedroom door.

Neither realized that Nevio had been in the room when they started. Nor did they see him run away, trying to hold back the tears that threatened to fall. He knew he had to be a ‘big boy’, like his grandpa said, but Nevio couldn’t help but feel the hurt. He wasn’t sure how Roman dealt with it, but he was sure it wasn’t in a way that would suit him.

He just wished they could get along and stop fighting. Amusingly enough, he took Alyssa’s side and it was beginning to sour his relationship with Ryu.

Ryu was oblivious. A lot of what Alyssa said was true–he had let his relationships with his kids go in favor of breaking this case. It wasn’t like he had meant to, but time was fleeting and he never seemed to have enough of it. He couldn’t prioritize anything over public safety and so he toiled on.

Derek wasn’t talking and there was no one else who really knew Janine aside from Thomas. Ryu knew he was involved already, so he wasn’t about to question him and let him know he knew. Instead, he had been given a contact by someone on the force. Lilith Anderson dabbled in some questionable things, but what she did always resulted in the truth. He’d have to contact her if he wanted to know more about what happened to Katy Saunders.

Gordon had been seen passing by the house with his dog, Lord Snow, but one couldn’t discern whether he was just out on a walk or there with a purpose. Thomas’ paranoia screamed purpose while Alyssa just rolled her eyes and said he was walking his dog. It was Nevio who reported the sighting. He had been preparing to make a snowman when he saw the black-clad figure. Thomas had warned him to stay away from Gordon.


Note from Mao: First of all, I’ve never had this happen before.  Alyssa and Ryu started arguing and Nevio was in the room.  He ran out of the room, holding his face in his hands, and to his bed where he proceeded to cry and think about Alyssa.  The action in his queue said ‘Be Upset’.  That was awesome!  I’ve never seen that before in all my playing!


  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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