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Re: The Gemstone Legacy: Chapter Twenty-Three - Different Paths
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2015, 05:07:14 PM »
Chapter 23: Different Paths


The graduation ceremony was held just a few days after the birthday party.


All three of our triplets graduated with honors and Aqua was chosen as valedictorian. Lauren and I were very proud of them. Lauren almost cried, and I don't blame her. It was hard to see all three of our babies up there at once. And, thankfully, they didn't hear that.

Shortly after, Alex and Andro went out to find work. Andro signed up for the military while Alex went for journalism. I guess Lauren's love of writing rubbed off on her.



My sister Roxanna invited us to a costume party. I'm not one to dress up, but everyone else. Lauren went as a military soldier (ironic), Aqua went as a firefighter, Alex chose a mermaid costume (surprised that wasn't Aqua's choice), and Andro dressed up as...I don't even know. A punk?


Aqua isn't sure what career she wants, or if she even wants one for the time being. She's content to paint and practice her snowboarding.



That's fine with us. Lauren and I won't be here for much longer, so it's wholly up to her. I hope she does make up her mind soon, though. There's no telling if Alex and Andro will stay or not.

Speaking of Andro, he's doing very well in the military. He's already gotten a promotion and he's very proud of that. He's working hard to keep it up.



Alex isn't slacking either. She's moving her way up quickly.



Aqua eventually mastered painting, so it seems she started focusing on romance. She's been spending more time with her boyfriend since she graduated.



Lauren's excited at the thought of seeing our kids marry, so she's happy to see Aqua in a relationship. I just hope they're getting along.

It became pretty obvious our kids would be fine, so Lauren and I decided on a house near my parents' and siblings. Before we moved, Lauren celebrated her birthday.



It wasn't easy to let go, but it was necessary. They knew we loved them and they could call on us if they really needed help, but I'm certain they'll be fine.

Lauren: Now, who's crying?

Lauren...
The outside is quiet, but the inside is on full blast.

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Re: The Gemstone Legacy: Chapter Twenty-Four - A Little Lonely
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2015, 10:14:39 PM »
Chapter 24: A Little Lonely


Hey there, everyone. It's me, Aquamarina. You can just call me Aqua. Everyone else does.

I love my Mom and Dad, but it's nice having the house a little less full. Since I mastered painting, I decided to take up sculpting. I put the sculpting station where Dad's nectar-maker used to be.


Our house was about to have even more room because my sister was also leaving shortly to move in with her boyfriend, Sam.


Alex worked her way up to being an investigative reporter. I'm really happy for my sister that she's doing so well with her career and is going on her own, but I can't say I won't miss her. She's the only sister I've got, after all.

After she was sure she had everything, Alex told our brother and me goodbye. She left after work with Sam.


My room didn't feel the same anymore. It's funny. I'd always say under my breath I couldn't wait until my siblings grew up, so we could move out and have our own houses. Now, it feels too soon.


Somehow, even my sleep felt different, knowing Alex wasn't above me before I drifted off.

But I was about to feel even lonelier. Yep, Andro was moving out soon too. I had to fake a smile when he told me that news.


The thing about my brother is he can easily see through fake smiles, so he knew I wasn't happy. I wanted to keep it to myself, but he made me 'fess up. I told him the truth. I missed our family and I didn't really want to be alone. It didn't feel like I thought it would. It felt...lonely.

Andro said he felt the same, but none of us were alone. We wouldn't be living together, but we'd still have each other because that's what family is for. And, of course, if I really needed help, they'd come back in a heartbeat.

That made me feel a whole lot better. I still wasn't exactly looking forward to being alone in this big house, but it helped knowing my family wasn't far away.



Andro moved out the next day to be with his girlfriend, Mindi.


Like Alex, he left after work that day.


So now, it's only me. No parents and no siblings. Just me. But I'll be okay.

The outside is quiet, but the inside is on full blast.

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Re: The Gemstone Legacy: Chapter Twenty-Five - Two In The House
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2015, 11:12:59 PM »
Chapter 25: Two In The House


I never realized how empty it'd feel without my family around. I guess I just need to get used to being alone.

Really, I just go throughout the day, trying to fill my time however I can. I don't have a traditional job, so I don't make much money right now, but it's enough to live on and pay the bills.




When spring arrived, Alexandria held a "Welcome, Spring" party and invited me. It was a nice little get together with some of her other friends. We chatted, watched TV, and Alex made salad for us.



Going to Alex's party only reminded me more of how much I miss everyone, so the next day, I invited my boyfriend over and asked him to move in with me. It was a sudden request, but he gladly said yes.


I guess I'm just not someone who does well all on her own.

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Re: The Gemstone Legacy: Chapter Twenty-Six - Three of Us
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2015, 12:04:41 AM »
Chapter 26: Three of Us


Ruben and I have been trying to get ourselves together. I want to focus on my creative skills and Ruben doesn't really know what exactly he wants to pursue, but if we keep going like this, we're going to be flat broke sooner than we realize. My creations don't earn us a steady income just yet. We're not exactly lacking anything, but soon, we wouldn't only have ourselves to support.


I eventually found myself not feeling so well and it took me less than a few days to realize I was pregnant.


Ruben and I were both excited, but also very nervous. We weren't even married, despite that we'd been playing too. We didn't know how we were going to fit in a baby on top of everything else we were trying to do, but we had to.

Up until it was finally time for me to go into labor, things were pretty stressful. I was sore much of the time, though Ruben helped with that, and it was hard to study or focus on anything because I felt like my energy had been sliced in half. Ruben was worried about leaving me alone to work since I felt so awful. Secretly, I was glad he preferred to stay with me, but it wasn't helping our situation.

I went into labor during the night. That's the worst way to be woken out of your sleep.


I didn't really want to go out into the dark, but the hospital has pain medication!


I gave birth to a little girl we named Amethyst. I didn't realize until afterwards Amethyst starts with an "A". I blame my parents for that one!


My grandparents had five children and my parents had three. I love my family, but I think I'm going to stop at one. I hope Ruben doesn't want any more kids. At the very least, not until we get ourselves sorted out.

Since it was so late, I put Amethyst to bed. She fell asleep almost instantly.



Ruben and I sat down to finally discuss things seriously. We had to get ourselves in order, not just for us, but for our child. We couldn't just wander around forever.


We talked for a long while. Miraculously, the baby didn't wake up for anything. We laid everything out and decided we'd prioritize making money first. We'd find jobs with some alternating schedules, so Amethyst wouldn't need a babysitter. We'd worry about marrying later. We had to concern ourselves with what Amethyst needed right now, and two parents stressing over supporting her wasn't it.

Saying and agreeing on it was one thing. Doing it was another. I felt so behind already at my age, I wasn't feeling very confident, but Ruben told me otherwise. He wouldn't slack either. He wanted the best for our daughter too.

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Re: The Gemstone Legacy: Chapter Twenty-Six - Three of Us
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2016, 07:35:29 AM »
I'm moving this to the Stories Graveyard due to inactivity.  @Kaye - you can revive this story by contacting a moderator.

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