Sunday, October 30, 2005

Avery Legacy - Chapter 112 - Bede Moves

The Avery Family: Bede Avery (adult-popularity-pp), Amanda (adult-family-golden anniversary), Chesna (teenage heiress-knowledge-chief of staff), Claire (child), Cora (infant).

Bede's family use to live next door to the Miller family. Suddenly the Miller's house was condemned and they had to move across town. Not long after, funny things started happening at their house. A contractor was called in and found the same unexplained major problems that plagued the Miller home. When the city condemned their home, Bede and Amanda packed up their kinds and their possessions and moved into this newly constructed home just down the street. They then began the act of getting their lives back in order.

Amanda knew that Cora was just a baby. But she also knew that she wasn't getting any younger. She longed to have another child. Yes, she already had four (don't forget Chance who's in college) but so what. She brought up the subject of trying for one more. Lucky for her she's married to a man who gives her anything she wants. So Bede and Amanda started trying for baby five. Chesna started preparing for college.

Well it didn't take much trying actually. Amanda was soon pregnant with baby number five. Bede immediately started to wonder if this wasn't a mistake. Maybe Amanda is just getting to old to handle the effects of pregnancy. He made a silent vow that this pregnancy would be the last.

Chesna began putting a rush on the college prep. She loved her parents but she didn't see why she had to spend all her time baby sitting. The quicker she could earn these scholarships the quicker she could get away from the baby formula and smelly diapers.

Soon Cora was no longer a baby but a beautiful toddler. She appears to be a clone of her older sister Claire including identical stats. They are both Scorpios with 9 neat, 5 outgoing, 9 active, 9 playful & 3 nice. Good to know that Amanda is breeding the next generation of downtown brawlers.

Bede enjoyed taking care of Cora but he could feel his years catching up with him. He wondered how he would ever manage to keep up when the next child was a toddler.

Soon Bede is really showing his age. The old man club gets another member. Will you look at those wrinkles.

Even though he age was slowing him down, it didn't stop him. He still tucked in his little girls. He still made sure the homework got done. He still found time to make his wife a very happy woman.

But Bede was away at work when Amanda went into labor. To make it worse Amanda was home alone with the NANNY. Amanda hates the nanny on general principal and her presence made the labor all the more painful.

But in the end Amanda gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He has all the traits of our founder Aaron Avery (S3, blond, grey eyes). Amanda named her son Craig Avery.

Immediately after Craig's birth, Amanda began dreaming of having ten children. Well I hate it for her. You can just raise the five you have and then wait around for grand children.

Cora was fascinated with Craig at first but then she decided that she didn't like him one bit. It's so harsh to have to start life with a negative relationship with your jealous older sibling.

Soon it was time for Cora to have a birthday. She is definitely a clone so I'm leaving her with messy hair to tell them apart. (Note to self: Add more lights to the living room.)

Also celebrating a birthday was Amanda. Oh my. I'm an old woman. And what am I wearing? I look like a street walker. I'm the mother of five. I've never once cheated on my husband. I can't walk around looking like this. Chesna, take your father's flashy sports car and run downtown and pick me up a new outfit. Something stylish that does not contain any animal print.

Before you know it, Craig is a toddler. He even got the elf ears. He's a Pisces with 9 neat, 4 outgoing, 9 active, 4 playful & 9 nice.

It's a lot harder to take care of the babies after you get older. Just getting back up is a challenge all it's own. Amanda FINALLY drops the idea of having ten children. She has finally accepted that five is enough.

The day after Amanda and Bede celebrated their golden anniversary, it was time for another birthday party. This time it's Claire's turn to the cake. Big brother Chance brought his girlfriend Lisa to the party. It is finally time to tell parents all about his love. Of course the fool doesn't really know all about his love but that's another story.

Claire has a killer party. She wants to be like her dad and become very popular. She would like to be a Celebrity Chef someday.

With her sister old enough to help with the babies, Chesna heads off to college. Her parents are sad to see their little girl go.

The heiress of line two arrives in college and moves into the dorm with Kaleb and Saber. Two heirs in college... just two more to go. At least I'm making progress.

Avery Legacy - Chapter 111 - The Fox Family

The Fox Family: Mazer Fox (adult-knowledge-mad scientist) & Hope Avery (adult-family-captain hero).

Mazer and Hope move back to Eden Falls and buy that little starter house that so many of the Averys have started their lives in. The minute the unpacking is done they head downtown for a little clothes shopping. I swear there will eventually be clothing bought. They're just excited about their upcoming wedding.

While Hope tries on a gown, Mazer watches yet another brawl between that blond that everyone hates and Amanda Avery who can pick a fight in a heartbeat. Thank goodness he's marrying a sensible woman.

Look, I just said you were sensible. You can't get married in THAT. What would your father say?

Later that afternoon, in a very sensible white gown, Mazer and Hope prepare to exchange vows. Hope has invited her immediate family. Mazer has invited his elven friends since he has no family in this realm. Blake looks on as yet another child gets married. He'd be even more excited if he knew that the young couple spent the morning making a grandbaby in the clothing booth. This makes grandchild number four leaving just two more for Blake to reach his lifetime goal of 6 grandkids.

Awwww. Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Mazer Fox. May they live happily ever after.

Hope shoves cake in her husband's face. Mazer takes it like a man.

Then everyone gathers around for a slice of their own. It's a subdued wedding but great fun in it's own way.

Soon the young couple find out for sure that their family will soon be growing. Hope of course is thrilled. Mazer is also excited. Not long ago he was an elf that didn't fit in. Now he's a husband and father. He definitely feels like he belongs here with Hope and their baby.

Soon the stuffing begins. Hope stuffs her face constantly. Mazer stuffs his brain with as much information as possible. He dreams of being a mad scientist but he has much to learn before that dream can come true. Luckily the family isn't hurting financially. Hope got a 50k grant from work before she went on maternity leave. The young couple are discussing the purchases of a larger home. Not right away though. Maybe when the baby is a few years old.

Peaceful sleep. Doesn't happen much when you reach that third trimester, or so I've been told. But Hope has recently found life very peaceful and calm.

Which of course means it's time to deliver. Let the chaos begin.

Hope gives birth to a son. Meet Grey Fox. He has his mother's brown hair and his father's grey eyes.

Mazer starts searching for cash to purchase the needed baby furniture.

Of course Blake Avery, equipped with his internal baby alarm, arrives within hours of the birth to see his newest grandson. No you never have to call Blake and tell him the baby has arrived. He just knows.

But babies grow up fast and soon Grey is having a birthday.

Grey Fox is a Leo like his dad with 5 neat, 9 outgoing, 4 active, 7 playful & 3 nice.

Mazer takes time out of his busy study schedule to play with his son. Soon he and Hope will pick out a new house for the family to move into. Hope is already longing for another child. She has reached her lifetime goal of being Captain Hero and then quit because she feels the job is just to dangerous for a young mother. Now she's working in the natural science field (again). And although she wants another baby, she and Mazer have decided to wait before having more kids. Maybe someday Blake will get those other two grandbabies. Just not right away.

Avery Legacy - Chapter 110 - Greek Life

At the Greek House: Connor Avery (Heir-line one-fortune-100k), Hope Avery (family-captain hero), Mazer Fox (knowledge-mad scientist), Cyra Avery (romance-celebrity chef), Keith Tellerman (family-3 kids graduate), Sophie Miguel (fortune-business tycoon).

Hope Avery and Mazer Fox have both graduated with perfect grades. Now they're just hanging out for a while before heading back to the real world. After all, why rush the whole job thing when you can just hang out for a few more weeks.

Connor Avery and Keith Tellerman still aren't getting along. In fact, things have gotten worse. For some reason, Connor has a problem with Keith being with Cyra. Keith has a problem with Connor putting his nose in where it doesn't belong. Cyra has tried to step between them and create peace but neither of the men seems to want that at this point. No they will never be friends. One could even say that these two are now enemies. Enemies, living under the same roof. Yes, there has been a fight or two. And with both men being extremely athletic, the fights tend go either way.

Yes Cyra and Keith are still together after all this time. After all, the couple that drinks strange blue potions together, stays together. Keith is about to start his senior year. He plans on asking Cyra to marry him someday even though he's not all together sure she'll say yes. Cyra has almost completed her sophomore year. She knows about the counseling session that's coming up. She wonders if it wouldn't be best if she did change her ways. After two years, she still hasn't chased anyone but Keith. Maybe she should become a one man woman. (Maybe she already is.) There are worse things after all than being faithful. She can't remember what they are just now but she's sure there's a list full of things.

Knowing that their time at the Greek house is running out, Mazer pulls Hope out back for some alone time. He has a thing or two he wants to discuss with the woman he loves.

Like a date for the wedding. Mazer and Hope are planning to move back to Eden Falls and start their life together. They will get married as soon as possible. They hope to stay married until death do us part.

With old friends moving on it's time to find new members for the Greek house. Connor calls up his baby sister Cordelia. He quickly pledges her, Saber Tsang, and Kaleb Wilsonoff. He needs new blood to do the terms papers after all.

At long last, Mazer Fox leaves for Eden Falls where he will put his degree in Math to good use.

Faith Avery follows right along behind him. I wonder if she's worrying about wedding plans? With these two moving back home, Connor invites his cousins Chase Avery and Carina Avery to move in. Carina hopes to get Afton Silverleaf to join her soon but it hasn't happened yet.

With new members in place and time on his hands, Connor Avery heads downtown to find a woman. Poor guy is almost a senior and has never been kissed. So he spends a good deal of Greek House funds to get the old gypsy to hook him up with someone good.

Unfortunately after three attemps the best he's found is a romantic grocery delivery girl. That just wasn't what he had in mind. Maybe he should try doing this the old fashioned way. Women dropping out of the sky just isn't working out.

The old fashioned way has lead him to a raven haired beauty that he is extremely attracted to. He doesn't know if she's the one but maybe.

He also met this cool chef. So, you ever wanted to be part of a legacy? I've got these cousins. You don't mind younger women do you?

Connor's love life is still unsettled but Keith and Cyra are rock solid. Cyra has found a way to keep the fights down to a minimum. You distract one of the fighters. She's really REALLY good at that.