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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: The Pirate and the Siren
« Reply #950 on: June 25, 2016, 05:36:34 PM »
Awwwww. Ed! What happened here? We thought they both needed a friend..they disagreed it seems. What should we name their child? Ugh, I HATE the baboon.  >:( Why Johanna, why? Thanks for allowing my siren to have some happiness. It doesn't happen a lot in my story so my characters seem to always react in ways I don't expect them to.  :)
Haha, this is what we get for trying to give our divorcees a friend. ::)
(sigh), well, I vote for a nice unique name for the baby they'll definitely be having at this rate.
"I think Edward will want to take it slow and be her friend first."
"Yeah, I think Gwen will want to take it slow, too."
Edward: Hi
Gwen: Hi!
<Simultaneous making out>
@mpart and Livvielove: (sighs)
Livvielove: I vote they elope on the beach.
mpart: I'm turning off Risky Woohoo.
Livvielove: Oh look, Edward has turned to goop. Welp. There goes my strong pirate man.
mpart: Oh man, I just had a nightmare about them having a kid. Gwen's already had too many kids.
Livvielove: Edward already has three and Gwen has four... what's one more?
mpart: They'd make beautiful babies.
Livvielove: (sighs) What have we done?
mpart: <sends picture of beautiful Edward/Gwen potential kid>
Livvielove: I need this in my life.
XD Welp, nothing ever goes according to plan. Ever.


Wow, I wasn't expecting this chapter but I'm very happy that Edward has found a kindred spirit!
And Gwen is as gorgeous as Ed is handsome. Gwen is absolutely, positively gorgeous!
I'd never noticed before that his eyes are violet.

Didn't take Ed long to get his game back! I hope she can help build the confidence Ed needs to win ALL his children back!

I wasn't 100% sure I would even post this chapter to be honest. I figured I would pass Edward off to mpart and things would go from there with him popping back in every now and then, but then everyone responded so well to Edward and Lala that I felt like... maybe you guys might be interested in a bit of the story that goes on there.
Mpart has been awesome and is letting me help write Edward for her chapters - and he'll be around a lot there. I'm not going to post everything that he's doing here as well, but I'll do a few key things (like I'll have an upcoming chapter of Lala, likely, since everyone likes her and she's basically an adorable Anne). I hope no one else minds the minor turn. I'm just enjoying writing this generation a lot and mpart and I are slowly bringing our stories a little closer together so I thought it would be fun to have a nice, funny, Edward-Chapter. He's really something else and I love writing him.
Edward does have those violet eyes! Noten, Edward, Lakisha/Rachelle all have the violet eyes. =) Anne also has those same eyes (though she's not technically related to the Reapers before Eveline). There is a chance that Eveline and Jupiter could have violet-eyed children.
Let's just say... I was messing around... >.> with some genetics and stuff... ::) ;D
Gwen is absolutely STUNNING. Ugh. You should see Solstice/Eric/Calloway/Matt. They're all so, so gorgeous. James "Ugh" Lake was at least good for giving us some pretty babies... even though that's all he was good for in Gwen's world. ::)

Anyways, thank you for the kind words! =) Like I said, I hope it's not too troubling that I'm kind of just writing about everyone. I don't want it to get confusing with too much back and forth, but I figured - hey, I'm not getting the screenshots and I had a blast writing the chapter with mpart, so why not?

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: The Pirate and the Siren
« Reply #951 on: June 25, 2016, 06:16:37 PM »
Not troubling one bit! And it was particularly nice after all the melancholy chapters to have a not-so-dark kissy chapter.   ;D



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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: The Pirate and the Siren
« Reply #952 on: June 26, 2016, 11:53:54 PM »
I don't trust this siren girl.  It's a trap.  It's got to be a trap.  At least that's what something at the back of my brain is screaming.
So sad that he couldn't just be at home with dear, sweet Lala...and her sister.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: The Pirate and the Siren
« Reply #953 on: June 27, 2016, 04:54:06 PM »
Not troubling one bit! And it was particularly nice after all the melancholy chapters to have a not-so-dark kissy chapter.   ;D
I'm really glad everyone is enjoying it!
Well, hopefully I can keep up the momentum with a few happy chapters. =) I love writing happy, mush chapters.


I don't trust this siren girl.  It's a trap.  It's got to be a trap.  At least that's what something at the back of my brain is screaming.
So sad that he couldn't just be at home with dear, sweet Lala...and her sister.
Haha "home with dear Lala... and that other chick."
So we have some skepticism on dear Gwen... how interesting. =D


Edward's Date
Those who were interested or enjoying some Edward Reaper/Gwen Labelle mashup - they actually went on a date and you can read about it Here!.

Some excerpts if you were interested:
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"I'm not a goddess." She frowned. "I wasn't joking. It is a very long story."
"Oh! What a strange coincidence! I have ears. And time." He paused. "And a drink... and a seat here right next to me at wherever might be most convenient for a non-goddess goddess to tell me long stories. What a small world?" She could hear him smiling into the phone. Gwen grinned and sighed.
"I still don't understand why you listen to me in the first place but this non-goddess goddess would love to tell you a long story."

One trip to Jonathon's Diner later:
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“Darn straight! We only cook the best here!” Jonathon reached over and banged on the bell a few times before calling back. “RIGHT, JOEY?” A young man poked his head out of the hole in the wall, flour on his face.
“What is it, you lout? I’m working!”
“Eddie’s here! He brought himself a girl this time too.” Jonathon pointed.
Joey whistled,“crikey, Ed… where’d you pick up that beauty? Is she blind-er-something? You could do a lot better than that ol’ man.”
 Edward shook his head and chuckled, “you guys are terrible.”
“That’s why you come back, right?” Joey called. “Hey, how’s Lala? I miss her pretty voice around here. Now I have to deal with Danny singing all by himself and boy is that a trainwreck if you ever heard it.”
A voice called from the back of the kitchen. “You got a problem with my singing?!”
Joey turned his head and shooed him, “nah, go back to your dishes, Danny.”

And of course when the lovely non-goddess goddess named Gwen asked about his childhood?:
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Edward nearly spit out his drink before he chuckled. “Compared to your story? You don’t want to hear mine. Boring stuff. My dad died when I was five, my mom snapped under the pressure. My sister had to pretend to be a guy… we fought a couple wars. I killed a few important people and had to flee a country. My sister was granted some voodoo magical stuff and we resurrected my dad with my long-lived great, great grandmother” He paused and pointed at her, with humor in his eyes. “-who was awesome, by the way.” He shrugged. “I worked under Queen C in good ol’ Isla Paradiso, my sister married the son of some god and my niece is blind.” He rested his head against his hand and raised his eyebrows. “Oh, and I’m going through a divorce. See. Boring.” He leaned back in the booth and crossed his arms slightly, laughter bubbling up in his throat.

Edward keeps things classy, as always. =) Working on another (hopefully mushy) chapter!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: The Pirate and the Siren
« Reply #954 on: June 27, 2016, 09:05:12 PM »
I did go read that chapter in mpart's story. I want to go back and read all of it, but it's a little daunting.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: The Pirate and the Siren
« Reply #955 on: June 28, 2016, 07:15:17 PM »
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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: The Pirate and the Siren
« Reply #956 on: June 28, 2016, 11:18:27 PM »
I did go read that chapter in mpart's story. I want to go back and read all of it, but it's a little daunting.
I understand! If you have any questions feel free to pm either @mpart or me! =D We love talking about our stories, and while I'm no expert in her story, she's given me a peek into her wonderful mind so I am fairly well versed in what's going on/has gone on in her story. =D
She has a family tree attached to it, but those not fond of spoilers might have trouble with that! Let me know if I can help. ;D


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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Wild Heart
« Reply #957 on: July 01, 2016, 10:26:37 PM »
Warning: you're about to read was half-written during a time when I had a super high fever... and my fever-addled brain was like "yeah, this is good."
The Reaper Mansion is getting a massive makeover. I can't wait to show you all when it's done. Anyways, I laughed and cried and had many emotional spells writing this chapter; don't know if it was the fever or the chapter itself. Could be both. I hope you all enjoy!

Wild Heart
Midnight Hollow: Present Day
“Jupiter? What are we doing? Are you… are you taking me through a portal? How?” Eveline was grinning as she bit her lip.
“I don’t get much time with you and I’d rather not waste it on a plane.” He smiled wide enough that it showed his fangs. He remembered how she had fallen asleep on him during the flight to Egypt when they had gone. He had been so nervous during that flight. He never dreamed he would be capable of being so close to her. Now here he stood, just a foot away from her and that was almost too far for him.
“How though? When did you learn to teleport, Mister Vampire?” She poked his chest teasingly.
He pulled her to him then, embracing her closely. “I just called in a few favors, ok?” He kissed her forehead, her cheek, and then her lips gingerly. “Now would you hurry up and get in the portal? I don’t know how to reactivate these things if they close on us.”
She giggled with excitement and jumped up to kiss him deeper - an act that knocked the wind out of him. “What was that, sweetie?”

His brow furrowed and he took in a deep breath. “What’s my name again?”
She laughed and stepped back. “You ready?”
He nodded. “Sure… I think. How do you use these things anyways?” He poked it hesitantly, suddenly getting buyers remorse. Olivia said it was safe. Did he trust her? Absolutely… but what if he did something wrong?
She was resisting laughing at his hesitation. “Like this!” Eveline picked up his hand in hers before walking casually into the abyss, yanking Jupiter behind her.

Olivia rubbed her arm idly as she looked at her growing collection of books. She had always been fond of the unbiased knowledge that came from most books. Some were relics of history, some were information in the form of written words, and some were just… interesting.
That was an odd emotion for her to feel - being ‘interested.’

Spirits were not supposed to feel anything outside of their bound. She was a Spirit of Protection. She’s only ever wanted to protect. That was all she had ever felt. No reasons behind it, just that she wanted to protect something or someone.
Things were different now. Something had changed and she didn’t know what. A century ago she wouldn’t have even fathomed doing half the things she had done now. Even a few decades ago she can’t remember... feeling the way she does now.
Was she ill? She rubbed her arm again and stared down at the scar she received from Malice. It hadn’t gone away no matter what she had tried.
Spirits didn’t have a form. They weren’t made of anything. Her skin shouldn’t be permanent. It shouldn’t scar, yet it had.
“Hey, where’s the contract?”

Olivia jerked up and eased as she saw Esmerelda leaning in the archway. “Huh? Contract?”
Esmerelda rolled her eyes and crossed her arms. “You’re joking, right? Agnes’s Contract. The contract for the Reapers. Where is it?”
Olivia sucked in her lips and gave Esmerelda a weary stare. “It’s… gone.”
Esmerelda frowned harshly. “Gone… where?”
“It disintegrated.” Olivia rubbed her forehead and sighed. “It was broken after Noten died.”
Esmerelda’s brow furrowed. “Why didn’t you tell me?! We’ve been dealing with that lunatic god all this time... Why have we been pursuing this silly lineage all this time if we’re not going to get any guardian’s out of it?!” She threw up her arms and walked across the room.
“Things are… different now.” Olivia bit her lip slightly. “It’s complicated.”
“Complicated…! You don’t say?!” Esmerelda was steaming. “Does Aggie know that her contract was voided? No, it doesn’t matter - why didn’t you at least tell me?! We were in this together!”
Olivia walked over to the table and sat down, resting her head on her arms. She felt heavy. She felt confused. She just felt and it wasn’t anything she was used to. “I’m sorry, Esmerelda.”

Esmerelda stood stunned for a moment before concern filled her eyes. “Hey, are you ok?” She walked over to the table and tilted her head. “What’s going on?”
Olivia let out a long, slow breath. “Something’s wrong with me, Esmerelda, and I don’t know what to do anymore.”
Before Esmerelda could say anything, Olivia had slowly pulled up her sleeve to reveal the bite mark on her arm. “Is that from…?”
“Malice, yes.” Olivia looked at her sadly. “It’s not going away, Esmerelda, and I just feel so odd. Ever since Eveline was attacked I’ve been on a downward spiral. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”
Esmerelda pulled a chair out next to Olivia and sat. “Slow down. Start from the beginning. First, the contract.”
Olivia sat up and nodded. “The deal was 5 heirs to start before we reevaluate the contract. They would be magically inclined - and they all were, but their magic went dormant when Aurora wasn’t trained in her magic, then Emrin disappeared off the grid, and finally it ended when Noten died.” The female heirs needed to be trained in magic before pregnancy in order to avoid the magic going dormant, and Aurora had gotten pregnant almost immediately before her magic could be awoken. Raven had pursued magic, so there was still hope, but then Emrin carried the line further with already dormant magic that she never got to awaken before Noten and Atrox came along… and finally Noten had long been out of reach until he finally died, thus fully destroying the contract. It had been a mess, and Olivia was amazed things had fallen apart so quickly.
Esmerelda put her head in her hands for a moment as she groaned. “Well, that fell apart quickly, didn’t it? I told you we should have added a clause to make the heirs more apparent. You didn’t listen.”
“I know.” Olivia said defeatedly. “Mary resigned the contract under Agnes and now we’ll at least have five guardians.”
“Don’t you mean four? The tenth generation Reaper will be a god, don’t you remember?” Esmerelda shook her head.
Olivia smiled. “Agnes wants to stay on to help, so that makes five.”

Esmerelda pursed her lips, “so that explains that part. What about you? When did you start feeling this way?”
“I can’t pinpoint a time period when I started… feeling anything, exactly. I just know that I’m not how I should be and it’s a little bit frightening.” Olivia’s eyes went wide. “I’m not supposed to feel fear… what’s wrong with me?!” She put her head in her hands.
Esmerelda patted her shoulder. “You have been growing more self-aware lately. Maybe you should head to Irena’s library to look into it?”
“Do you honestly think there will be something on… whatever this is, there?”
Esmerelda tipped her head slightly and shrugged. “Probably not, but if there is anything out there, it would be at Irena’s library. If you would’ve told me sooner I would’ve looked while I was there not too long ago when researching the Legends. You were right - they are involved in this. Their lineage goes back to Calypso.”
Olivia frowned then and groaned herself. Calypso and Fate had recently made a pact and she was well aware of it. “Majnun better be doing something.” She grumbled.
Esmerelda bit her lip and looked at Olivia strangely. “Perhaps that’s where you should go?”
Olivia looked at her with confusion. “I’m sorry, I don’t follow.”
“Majnun.” Esmerelda held her hands up to weigh the options. “You are his ward. He is technically responsible for you, and… as uncomfortable as he makes me I must admit he is very intelligent and good with magic.”
“Or he’ll kill me.”
“Or he’ll kill you.” Esmerelda shrugged. “I mean, what could possibly go wrong? Except for everything? Don’t answer that.”
Olivia sighed and laughed lightly. “I can always count on you for your unfailing optimism.”
“You’re the one who only hangs out with suicidal maniacs.” Esmerelda looked at her seriously before her face broke out into a grin. “No, but you did save my life… and give me a new purpose when I had lost everything. I don’t think I can ever repay you for that.” She paused. “I’m just saying if you don’t find anything in Irena’s library, maybe you should see what the madman knows. You might as well get something useful out of your ridiculous arrangement with him.”
Olivia nodded and looked at Esmerelda gently. “You owe me nothing, I’m just happy to have some company during this crazy misadventure.”
“Yeah, well, you’re not getting rid of me. Once the madman is dead we can start a new project - which means we’ll need to figure that thing out.” She pointed to Olivia’s arm then.
“It sounds like a plan.” Olivia said levelly.
“And next time, we’re adding that clause in.” Esmerelda stood up and narrowed her eyes skeptically.

Olivia laughed again. “Of course.” She watched Esmerelda leave the room and her eyes returned to her arm. She wasn’t even sure if she would live long enough to see their current project through at the rate she was going. Nothing was certain anymore.

Eveline laughed and threw her hands up in the air. “Jupiter! This is incredible! I had almost forgotten how big this was!”
Jupiter slowly picked himself off the ground - it was official, he wasn’t cut out for all this magic and portal stuff. He dusted himself off and looked over to Eveline, a smile pulling on his lips. She always had this way of making him feel lighter - making him feel happy.

Eveline turned to look back at him, she was grinning and biting her lower lip. “This is EXACTLY what I needed!” She gasped. “I can actually see the entire footprint of the place now! I have    really gotten better with this magic stuff!” She giggled.
Jupiter could only smile a lopsided grin. She never ceased to amaze him.
“Cat got your tongue?” She joked as she laughed. “Why are you so quiet?”
He slowly found his voice again. “I’m just admiring the view.”
“It must be gorgeous to see.” She turned again in the direction of the pyramid.
“Oh, I didn’t mean the pyramid.” He said back lightly.
Eveline turned back to him and stuck her tongue out at him. She laughed and ran over to him, throwing herself into his arms. “So you’re telling me, Mister Vampire, that you’re not looking at the massive pyramid, but instead… at little ol’ me?”
“Pyramids are nice… but you’re nicer.” He squeezed her tighter against him. “I’m glad you like the location though. It was the first place I ever felt like I could be myself at, and it was also the first place I ever felt real hope of happiness.” It was always her. The way she had fallen asleep against him on the plane. Her laughter those mornings they spent half exhausted in Egypt. Her enthusiasm at going to a pyramid. How she stood by him even when he had reacted stupidly after losing his plasmafruits. He knew from the first time he met her that she would mean so much to him, but it wasn’t until that moment when they were locked in that pyramid that he knew he couldn’t be without her.
Eveline smiled at him and her cheeks slowly turned pink. “You’re exaggerating.”
Jupiter’s voice was warm. “I’m not.” He slowly lowered her to her feet and he caressed her cheek slowly. “Being with you is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Eveline made a face at him, but she smiled bashfully. “I love you, Jupiter.”
“I love you too, beautiful.” Jupiter pulled her against him and rested his cheek on her head.
“So are we going tomb-raiding again, for old time’s sake?” Eveline teased.
Jupiter chuckled. “If that’s what you want to do, I-” He tensed up suddenly and began mouthing at something in the distance.
Eveline’s brow furrowed as she slowly pieced things together, “Atris? What are you doing here, my dear?”
Atris missed Mother. Atris almost got lost trying to find Mother and blue-haired one.

Eveline turned and let Atris perch on her arm, Jupiter began acting strangely and Eveline pursed her lips as she rubbed Atris’s head. “You didn’t need to come all the way to Egypt, my Atris.” Atris purred and rubbed up against her.
Jupiter was growing more agitated. “Yes! You didn’t need to come here right this second…!”
Eveline turned slightly towards Jupiter and looked at him oddly.
Mother, tell the blue-haired one to stop shooing Atris. The blue-haired one asked Atris to come here and give Mother this metal thing.
Eveline felt something drop into her hand.
Jupiter slowly put his head in his hands. “Not yet!” He groaned.
Atris tipped his head slightly. Atris brought the metal thing for Mother. What more does the blue-haired one want?
“Metal thing?” Eveline’s brow furrowed. “What are you-” She slowly felt the ‘metal thing’ Atris dropped in her hand and her mouth came open wider. “Jupiter…?”
Jupiter slowly got down on one knee in front of her. “Well, this wasn’t how I imagined this going… at all.” He sighed nervously.
“Oh gods, Jupiter…” Eveline took in a deep breath, feeling her eyes water over with tears. Her breathing was escalated. He was going to ask her to marry him. “You’re going to ask me to marry you? You’re… going to ask me to marry you right now?”
Jupiter looked at her nervously, perhaps this wasn’t a good idea after all. “I… yes. I-”
“Yes! Yes… YES! A thousand times.” Eveline covered her mouth as she felt herself start to shake. “Of course I will.”
“I… yes?” Jupiter looked at her as relief and joy flooded him. He was lighter than air. “You’ll marry me?”
“YES!” She nodded enthusiastically, unable to stop herself. “Oh my gods; oh gods.” She kept sucking in shaky breaths, tears began to spill from her eyes. “Of course I will!” She repeated.

Jupiter pulled himself to his feet in a heartbeat and was wrapping his arms around her. “You’ll really marry me? You’re saying yes?”
Eveline kept nodding. “Yes! Yes I’m saying yes…!” She rested her forehead against him and tried to calm her breathing.
“You said yes.” He laughed. “And here… I had this whole speech ready.”
Eveline’s eyes went wide. “Oh? Oh! I’m sorry! No… go ahead… do it… I’ll… pretend like you haven’t asked me yet!”
Jupiter laughed, this wasn’t how he saw this proposal going at all, yet it was even better than he could have imagined. “Do you know where we are, Eveline?” He whispered to her as he wiped the tears of joy that fell from her eyes.
She sniffled and smiled at the same time. “A pyramid?” She was laughing as she spoke, feeling as light as Jupiter did.
“Not just any pyramid. This is the Pyramid of the Burning Sands.”
Eveline’s eyes went wide. “The one we found the flame fruit in?”
Jupiter nodded. “It was in that moment that I knew I could never be with anyone else, Eveline.” He took in a breath. “From the moment I first saw you I knew you were different. I was… attracted to you and confused at the same time. You were everything I always wanted to be. Unafraid, confident, powerful, remarkable. You made everyone around you seem dull. I never thought that I would ever get a chance to be so close to you. I never thought… I was worthy of that chance.”
Eveline shook her head. “That’s ridiculous.”
“Maybe it was, but I believed it.” His gaze searched her face. “Prom came, and I couldn’t just hide behind the distance any longer. I had to get closer to you. I thought I could use my… rather obsessive crush on you to at least ensure that I could keep you safe. I also thought that getting closer to you would help me see you as a person and not as some untouchable, perfect being.”
Eveline laughed, “perfect being? You thought I was perfect?”
Jupiter grinned, his fangs showing. “I still do, because you see… it didn’t work. After prom I just wanted to be closer to you. Closer than I should have been. I couldn’t let anything happen to you though, and your grandfather knew it; that’s probably why he asked me to come to Egypt with you.” He paused and closed his eyes as he remembered it. “I made a promise to myself on the flight in that I would stay with you in some form. I would keep you safe from a distance. It was the closest I thought I could ever be. You were everything I ever wanted and the longer I was around you the harder it was to be ok with keeping my distance. You could get married and have a family and I would always keep you safe, but then I got this crazy, idiotic idea in my head that maybe… maybe that could be me that you loved. Maybe it could be me you married and had children with.”
He looked down and pointed to the ground. “This was the spot that I kissed you in the first time. This place is when I realized that I had to find a way to be with you.” He swallowed hard. “And I know things haven’t been perfect. I made so many mistakes and I know I’ve hurt you; but no matter what happens I will always come back to you. I love you, and for as long as you’ll have me, I want to be by your side.”
Eveline’s tears were falling again and she kept nodding.

Jupiter slowly lowered himself to one knee again. “Eveline Keeper, I’ve loved you ever since I met you and I always will. Will you marry me?”
Eveline hastily wiped her face and nodded. “I will marry you. I will.”
Jupiter stood up fluidly and pulled her into a deep kiss, his hands taking the ring from hers and delicately sliding it on her ring finger.

Eveline and Jupiter stumbled into an unfamiliar vacation house, their lips still locked in a passionate kiss. Jupiter kicked the door shut behind him as Eveline pulled slightly from his grasp, giggling and breathy as she did so. “Where are we?” She half whispered.

Jupiter had pulled her back against him, his lips kissing her neck and jawline. “Our home away from home.” He mumbled as he continued kissing her cheek, slowly turning her head back so he could kiss her again. She giggled against his lips before she kissed his cheek and up to his ear.
“Wait.” She whispered to him. “I want… I want you to do something first.”
Jupiter pulled back, smiling at her as he resisted laughing himself. “What’s that?”
“You can’t say no.” Eveline whispered again. “I’m not going to tell you if you say no.”
Jupiter rolled his eyes. “Ok, I won’t say ‘no.’” He chuckled and kissed at her neck again.
“You promise?” Eveline breathed.

Jupiter rested his head against her shoulder and laughed. “I promise.” He said as he bit back more laughter. “What is it, beautiful?”
“I want you to…” She giggled as she tilted her head to give him further access to her neck. Her voice grew serious and quieter. “I want you to bite me.”
Jupiter stopped suddenly, his eyes wide. “W-What?” He shook his head. “Eveline, you know how I feel about-”
Eveline held up her hand. “Please… Jupiter…” She held his face with her hands, feeling the familiar lines that made up his cheeks. She whispered to him. “I want to share this with you at least once. I don’t want the only time I’ve ever been bitten by a Vampire to have been against my will. Especially not since my soon-to-be-husband is one.”
Jupiter closed his eyes slowly and let out a breath. “I don’t want to hurt you, Eveline. I love you.”
Eveline nodded and put her finger to his lips. “I know. I love you too. Please… do this for me.”
Jupiter felt his walls crumbling. He rested his forehead against Eveline’s and sighed. “Ok.” He whispered as he nodded. “I’ll do this just once for you, but you need to be able to stop me if it hurts.”
Eveline’s smile grew wide. “It won’t.”
“If it does-”
She shook her head. “It won’t.” She smiled at him and kissed him. “If it does, then I’ll send you flying across the room with my magic, ok?”
Jupiter hesitated but he nodded slowly. “Ok.” He never stood a chance against her, and when she wanted the same thing he did it only made it harder to think clearly. “A-are you ready?” He could feel the ice as it ran through his veins. Her racing heart pounded in his ears. He could hear the sound of her breathing, her blood moving, the reflexes in her body. He could see the magic that surrounded her and the heat radiating off her skin. She nodded slowly, tipping her head to give him access to her neck.

Jupiter could feel his mind starting to cloud over as he moved in closer to her neck. One hand gently cradled her face as the other steadied himself on her shoulder. He took in a deep breath, inhaling her familiar scent: flowers and honey. He smiled slightly, flowers, honey and fire. He had always joked that she would be the death of him, but in reality she was his only reason to live.
His fangs delicately scraped across her neck and her eyes fluttered closed, her face flushed. This was what Vampire seduction was supposed to look like. Jupiter kissed her neck slowly until he found the spot that was once where Lucien had bit her. This spot was his now. Eveline was his. Jupiter kissed the spot delicately before slowly sinking his fangs into her neck.

Eveline’s dream was different from any other dream she had ever had. Her body ached, but it felt good all at the same time. She was fully aware that she was dreaming, yet she hadn’t woken up yet. What was even stranger was that she could see. She hadn’t had a dream where she could see since the horrible nightmare that she awoke from to find a daffodil in her hair. Her dreams usually lacked picture and color. Yet in this dream she could see everything in a beautiful house.
Eveline walked the dream-house. It was a familiar place, yet she knew she had never been there. Her dream self was looking for something. What was she looking for? She looked around the room and admired the colors and shapes that she had never seen before. She stepped down the stairs slowly when she heard a crash of glass breaking. Her brow furrowed and she kept walking down the stairs. She couldn’t seem to move any faster than the slow pace she was going, and that made her anxious. “What’s going on?” She called out, her voice had a hollow sound as it echoed off the walls of her dream. After an eternity she made it to the bottom of the stairs and rounded the corner into an unfamiliar kitchen.

She stopped suddenly. In front of her, two boys were trying desperately to reach the cookie jar on the counter. They couldn’t have been older than three. One of them stood boosting the other on his shoulders as the other reached across the kitchen counter. “What are you two goobers doing?” It was her voice, but she hadn’t spoken it. The boys turned around suddenly, eyes wide as they fell over from being caught. They both grinned at her with Jupiter’s smile. One had glowing eyes and the other had her grandfather’s bright orange eyes.
“Momma!” The one with glowing eyes called to her. He giggled and pulled himself rather unsteadily to his feet before trying to help the other boy up. He pulled on the boy’s arms until the golden-eyed boy was up this feet, which caused the first boy to fall to his butt and laugh.

The boy with the bright, golden eyes stared at Eveline seriously and suddenly he was at her feet, wrapping his arms around her legs when he had, only a moment before, been across the room. “I can’t hear you, momma.” He whispered. Eveline reached down to touch his face when he was suddenly too far for her to reach. He held his arms out to her. “Momma! It’s too quiet!” The house was getting darker and the boy was too far from her reach; he began to cry while covering his ears. “Momma!”
Eveline jolted awake to the room in Egypt as magic lurched in her lower stomach.

She could see everything then.

Majnun grumbled underneath his breath and frowned as he sat in the quiet of his study. His fingers drummed the desk idly and he sighed. “I never know what to do without you here.” He murmured.
With a slow sigh he stretched and sat up taller in his seat, but there was still no amusement on his face. “I… have never been able to have the relationship I hoped I might with Aleccas.” He rubbed his temples and closed his eyes. “I feel like I’ve tried everything, but it seems that the Essence is laughing at me.” He chuckled darkly. “And the shelves, and the drapes, and the invisible people in the walls.”

Majnun slowly opened his eyes and let his stare fall to his desk. “Mumble gutter, dust enticing, swirling pine. Each day feels like an eternity, Anne; I just don’t think I can do this much longer.” He slowly let his head sink to the desk and he let out a long breath. “We’re about to go to yet another war and it’s just another reminder of how I lost you and I can’t take it.”
His eyes looked at the crystal daffodil sadly. “Out of all the voices in my head… why can’t I ever hear yours?” He moved his finger so it delicately ran across a petal. “I would give up anything in this world to hear your voice once more, my heart.” He spoke through gritted teeth, his voice barely a whisper. “Anything.”
He rolled his forehead so it was directly down against the desk. “I am the strongest human god. I am the most powerful being under TIME itself!” His voice broke. “Yet I’m not strong enough, Anne.” He clenched his fist. “I’m not.” He lifted his head and let it fall harshly back to the desk again and again.

After a minute his head grew quiet and he stared at the desk with hollow eyes. “The world has fallen into destruction without you. We’re entering a dark age and no one is prepared. So many will die, Anne, and no one cares. Not in the way you did.”
He rolled his head over again. “I take that back, my heart. There is one.” His smile was weak, but it was there. “You would have loved her, but the gods are so quick to tear apart any good the world has.” He sighed slowly. “Her spirit is like yours and I just couldn’t stand to see it broken.” He sat in a lull for a moment before speaking again. “Her name is Maleficent.”
He pulled himself up and leaned his head against his arm. “She’s been tortured by the Goddess of Fate too - yet she smiles, much as you did. She will not show the world she is broken.” He frowned. “If you had been what you were meant to be… if you had risen… then perhaps she wouldn’t have been broken at all.” He clenched his jaw momentarily. “The world wouldn’t have been broken if you had lived. You were too good for the world. You were too good for me.” 
His mind grew noisy as things came rushing through him at an incredible speed. He groaned and began hitting his head against the desk again. “Why.” Racing manics. “Did.” Spilling fireworks. “You.” Ripening thunderbolts. “Leave.” Jackleby twisttie. “Me?” Silence. He let out a harsh breath that he choked on.
“You were my everything.” He breathed. “You were my everything!” His nails raked across the wood of the desk. “I can’t do this anymore.” He swallowed hard. “I can’t.”

He would’ve given anything to hear her say something back. Anything.
Yet there was only silence.
Even his own mind wouldn’t taunt him in that manner.
He’s thought about every, single way he could bring his life to a close faster than the crawl it seemed to be moving at this point, yet all of them involved taking down everyone associated with him too. Time had this nasty habit of eliminating everyone related to a troublemaker - just in case.
He sat up and slumped back in his chair, closing his eyes again. He would protect Eveline no matter what it took. He couldn’t keep Anne safe, but there was no way he would let anyone touch his Eveline, his swallow.
Eveline had always been special and he knew it long before she grew into having Anne’s features. She was his salvation - his ticket to Anne; however, on top of that she was rambunctious, carefree, and an unstoppable force of nature. She was just like Anne in how she could bend the world with a downward twitch of her lips. Majnun had been weary of Jupiter, but the boy was almost hilariously harmless, and it was immensely clear he loved Eveline in the same way Majnun loved Anne.
Majnun had doubted Jupiter before though, and he had proved him wrong. Jupiter had killed to protect Eveline. Majnun had prepared at least a half a dozen ways for the boy to “disappear” should the need arise, yet the need did not. Mania had wanted to eradicate the boy right away, but Majnun was good at playing the long game, and it played off well for him. The day Eveline was born Mania had seen her death in the Divination cards: Vampire bite at the age of seventeen. The odds had not been in her favor, but Majnun had ample time to prepare.
Majnun turned to look at the yellow, flower ring that sat wrapped around the crystal daffodil and felt an ache in his chest. “My heart, I-”
He stopped suddenly when he felt it. His eyes went wide.
Eveline was pregnant. He could feel the drain of his magic, the weight of his age. A wide smile pulled on his lips and he carefully put away the flower and ring. “I’ll be with you soon.”
He slowly pulled himself up and stretched, already feeling an ache in his bones. Yet it was an ache of hope for him. He snapped his fingers and sent some orders down the stairs to Mania. He wanted all the outcomes of Eveline’s pregnancy. He wasn’t taking any chances.
Until then, he prepared himself to travel. Eveline might need a bit of help getting adjusted to the growing life inside of her and the magical change it would cause.

The new generation brought him one step closer to Anne, and that was all that mattered to him.

Mania sat at her divination table and looked down at her blank cards. She smiled softly to herself as Raeveth played with her toys on the floor within Mania’s watchful gaze. Mania’s hands hovered over her deck as the voices hidden in the cards hummed to life.

The familiar feeling of pulling the future into her grasp ran through her as she prepared to ask her question. The whispers grew louder and louder, almost to the point that they were unbearable. Something wasn’t right. The deck was too riled. What was going on? Mania struggled to get the whispers to come back around to her, to answer the questions she needed it to.
It was like lightning ran through her suddenly. Her eyes went open wide and all the cards turned over at once as a wave of magic overtook the table.
Mania had never had anything like it happen before. It had felt almost like her heart had stopped. She gripped the table and looked down at the overturned cards.
Each card had taken the picture of a daffodil, save for the one in the center, which was Majnun’s card - the wolf in a jester’s costume.
Mania trembled from the strength of the magic that had run through her. It had not been Divination that had changed these cards - as the images were burned on them permanently. She could hear a woman’s laughter that echoed off the walls.

Something big was coming, and it would shake the world.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Wild Heart
« Reply #958 on: July 01, 2016, 11:41:24 PM »
Awwww! Eveline and Jupiter are adorable! Those adorable boys! Just no words at all for the adorableness. Well then, why don't you just rip my heart out and feed it to the lions? Anne was right there. She was just right there. So much to say on this chapter. Loved all the emotions as always!  :)

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Wild Heart
« Reply #959 on: July 02, 2016, 04:15:00 AM »
Oh. EM. GEE!!! Just when I think that this story couldn't get any better... You come up with THIS!!! Eviter-boos on the horizon *smustles* Majnun just breaks my heart. And now I really need to know why Aleccas thinks his dad killed his mom... Man, Jupiter just gets hotter and hotter, when he bite Evie I got a little curl in the pit of my stomach. I want a Jupiter!!!
because... Math *Pippin The Most Tenacious Simmer*

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I can't ignore ALL of the voices in my head - Some of them actually make sense! *Blayzen*

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Wild Heart
« Reply #960 on: July 02, 2016, 10:40:33 AM »
Awwww! Eveline and Jupiter are adorable! Those adorable boys! Just no words at all for the adorableness. Well then, why don't you just rip my heart out and feed it to the lions? Anne was right there. She was just right there. So much to say on this chapter. Loved all the emotions as always!  :)
Thank you! The boys are something else, let me tell you. I'm soooo excited!
You know I love my lions. They only ever get the best, most heartbroken hearts.  ;)


Oh. EM. GEE!!! Just when I think that this story couldn't get any better... You come up with THIS!!! Eviter-boos on the horizon *smustles* Majnun just breaks my heart. And now I really need to know why Aleccas thinks his dad killed his mom... Man, Jupiter just gets hotter and hotter, when he bite Evie I got a little curl in the pit of my stomach. I want a Jupiter!!!
Hehehe! Oh thank you! Well, you can never say my pregnancy announcements are boring!  ::)
You know, I kind of wanted to wait a bit on bringing in the next generation, but then Jupiter and Eveline could literally not keep their hands off each other. They autonomously woohooed eleven times. Eleven. So, that was the sign from the universe that they were ready whether I liked it or not. We should be heading back into the past here soon. I miss Majnun and Anne.
As for Jupiter being hot? Have mercy you should see their children. (fans self). The world is not prepared for Eveline and Jupiter's children!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Wild Heart
« Reply #961 on: July 02, 2016, 11:22:59 AM »
Artis is super smooth!  Best proposal helper of all time!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Wild Heart
« Reply #962 on: July 02, 2016, 03:25:46 PM »
Artis is super smooth!  Best proposal helper of all time!
Isn't he though? What would a proposal to Eveline BE without our little dragon? =)

Anyways here's a bonus two pictures of two certain little troublemakers - one the filter didn't work on, hope you guys don't mind!



At least you can see their eyes a little better!



You guys have no idea how long I've been planning for these little goobers.
No idea.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: One, Two, Three
« Reply #963 on: July 02, 2016, 10:10:16 PM »
Here's a fun co-op chapter done by @mpart and I! I hope you guys enjoy some Lala and the Labelles. ;) All of Gwen, Eric, Matt, and Calloway's dialogue is done by the fabulous mpart, and she's also responsible for like, 99% of the pictures. ::)
To find her version of events, go HERE!
Poor Eric is about to get hit by a beautiful, cheerful freight train.  ::)  ;D


One, Two, Three
Bridgeport: Present Day
Lakisha Reaper stood outside the door to a fancier hotel in the place she once called home. Bridgeport was the home she grew up in, but it all felt unfamiliar and cold now. Her home wasn’t in a town or a neighborhood. Her home had been with her family, yet everything seemed to be falling apart and sometimes it made it hard to breathe.

One, she was back with her dad now. Two, she was going to babysit some cute children. Three, she could always stop in later to see Jonathon, Joey and Danny at the diner once this was all said and done.
Her three things. Her world revolved around the positive outcomes. She was just a child when Edward had stayed up with her all night in her hospital bed, slowly listing every positive thing he could think of. The world wasn’t scary when she was reminded of all the good things in it.
One, she loved children and she wasn’t just watching one, but two. Two, her dad was happy and he was going on a date which made her very happy too. Three; her mind paused and she narrowed her eyes, her mind racing. Her eyes opened wide then. Three, it was a sunny day outside and sunny days always made her happy.
She took in a deep breath and walked inside the lobby.

Rachelle was determined to say with Johanna, their mother, and that’s where she was that day. Lakisha was still upset, even though she tried not to be, that her mother had walked out without even saying goodbye to her.
One, Johanna was her mother, and she would always love her mother. Two, she knew that, in her own way, her mother loved her back. Three; Lakisha closed her eyes and almost felt worse. It wasn’t supposed to be this hard to come up with three good things about her own mother. She could fall down a rabbit hole thinking about all the negative things that she associated with the woman, but that was something Lakisha refused to do.
Three, she might not have the great relationship with her father that she does if it weren’t for her mother.
Lakisha followed the directions the manager gave her to the room of Gwen Labelle - the woman who called about a babysitter for two boys, Calloway and Matt. She reached the door and knocked hesitantly.
It was quiet on the other end of the door, and Lakisha suddenly worried she was at the wrong place. She fumbled into her bag, looking to find the paper that had all of Ms. Labelle’s notes for her. She heard the sound of the lock undoing just as her fingers found the paper she was looking for.
In an event that seemed almost disturbingly timed, the paper slipped from her hands and fell to the floor in front of her. She ducked down quickly, trying to grab it, but it slid just out of her reach. The door came open and she took a step forward, her arm extended to grab it when her foot seemed to catch - one of her shoelaces had gotten loose and she had stepped on it with her other foot. This was exactly her luck and she knew it deep down.

In one swoop, Lakisha had tumbled forward, knocking the person who opened the door over with her as she landed directly on top of him in his hotel room. Lakisha felt her face burning with embarrassment. “I’m so sorry! I’m so… so sorry! Oh no!” She scrambled as she tried to pull herself off of the stranger. “No! I’m making it worse! I’m sorry!” She pulled herself up slightly, her big, bright eyes met the wide eyes of a boy who looked about her age.
He seemed to stare at her intensely for a long minute before mumbling under his breath. “Freight train.”
Lakisha quickly picked herself off of him and the floor and she scrambled to help the poor stranger up. “I’m so, so sorry!” Her face continued to burn with embarrassment. What a great first impression she left, she struggled to take in a breath. If she got worked up she would cause her asthma to flare. She took in another shaky-yet-steady breath and calmed slightly as she dusted the boy’s arms and shirt off of any dust she might have inflicted him with.
One, she didn’t have an asthma attack, so that was progress. Two, she didn’t appear to have injured herself or the boy.
She stopped dusting him off and stared at him with wide eyes, backing off immediately. “I’m so clumsy! I’m so sorry! Oh, these silly shoes always come untied at the worst possible minute…” She stared down at her shoes.
Three, he had the most gorgeous eyes she had ever seen, and if she stared into them any longer she would likely continue to do silly and embarrassing things.

“Sorry about that.” He seemed to shift with unease and Lala resisted apologizing again in favor of letting him speak. “How can I help you?”
Help her? She needed help? She needed to… babysit! She had almost forgotten. Her eyes went wide as she remembered. “Oh! Silly me! Uhm…” She dug for that paper again. “I’m supposed to be babysitting. Oh what a fantastic start I’m off to.” She let out a small, nervous sigh as she fumbled to unfold the paper. One, she was at least at the right hotel. Two, things could only go up from here. Three, at least her tripping forced her to talk to the cute boy instead of ignoring him. She realized she had been counting on her fingers then and she felt her face heat up again. She brought her hand up to her face and brushed loose strands of hair away nervously. “Calloway and Matt? Do I have the wrong room?”
His eyes hardened slightly and she knew she had probably messed up her first impression. How could she possibly carry children if she couldn’t even stand up without falling over? “Nope. You have the wrong-right room, I mean.” He paused momentarily, likely weighing his options on whether or not she would be capable of handling the babies. “You have the right room.” He repeated.
Lakisha bit her lip nervously. “I’m so sorry again for that…” She pointed to the doorway. “I just wanted to find the slip so I could figure out if I had the right room, then in my stroke of bad luck I dropped it… and then tripped… and then knocked you over… and… Oh I swear that’s not normal!” She waved her hands in front of her. “I am fully capable of watching children! I promise! I hope I haven’t soured your impression of me… I’m really, really sorry.” She tipped her head slightly. “I mean, at least it’s a great ice-breaker, right? Oh, and it’s good I fell into the right room!” She paused for thought. “And at least now I’ve officially done the most embarrassing thing of the day. I’ve fulfilled my embarrassing-things quota!” She smiled brightly before realizing this boy didn’t even know her name, her hand flew up to her face. “Oh! I’m sorry! I haven’t even introduced myself. I’m Lakisha!” She curtseyed awkwardly, a family tradition - well, minus the awkward part.
One, at least Rachelle wasn’t here to laugh at her. Two, she didn’t fall over when she curtseyed - small progress! Three, at least this would be a great story she could tell her dad later.
She blinked rapidly and bit her lip, “you can call me Lala, if you’d like… everyone does. I mean, not everyone… if you don’t know me you can’t call me that, but that’s because you wouldn’t know my name in the first place. It’s a bit silly, isn’t it? My dad came up with it one day and it just kind of stuck and I’ve gone by Lala ever since…” She laughed nervously before straightening. “Oh! What’s your name?” He didn’t look like a Gwen. Gwen sounded like a woman on the phone.
He laughed slightly before closing his mouth into a smile. Yes. She certainly had not left the best impression. “Eric Labelle. Nice to meet you, Lala?” He paused then and his brow furrowed slightly. “I can show you where the boys are if you like-”

Two, neon-haired children made their appearance then, one crawling right after the other. Lakisha had never seen children with such bright hair and she suddenly felt all of her worries and embarrassment melt away. One of the boys smiled up at her and her heart absolutely melted. It would take everything in her not to gush. Too late. “Oh my gosh! You two are positively the most adorable children I’ve ever seen! You have neon hair!” She scooped the one who smiled at her up and hugged him tightly. “Oh my goodness! Just look at you two! Twin boys? How funny is that! I’m a twin too.” She poked the boy’s nose before slowly setting him down and kneeling with his twin. “Well, now I seem to have double the positive things to think about today!”
The first boy she had picked up pointed to Eric and spoke. “Idwiot.”
Lakisha’s eyes opened wide in surprise before looking up at Eric. She shook her head firmly then. “Oh, no! That’s not a very nice thing to say, little one! Where did you learn to talk like that?” She frowned. Maybel’s first words weren’t pleasant either because of how often she was around her mother. Johanna never quite filtered herself around Maybel and it rubbed off in a lot of negative ways. Maybel had called her ‘stupid’ because Johanna had told her in front of Maybel that she had been acting stupid.
One, Eric seemed friendly and kind. Two, the twins were adorable beyond words. Three, she no longer had to live with her mother any longer. The last one was the most important. One of the boys saw her counting on her fingers and reached out to grab at her hands. Lakisha nearly jumped but she smiled again then. “Oh, don’t mind me and my silly counting. It’s important to remember not to call people idiots. That’s not a nice thing.” She told the boys. “That’s hurtful.” It had been hurtful. She slowly counted three more things on her fingers.
The twins began pointing back and forth between each other, sharing confused looks as they tried to figure out what they did wrong. “What?” One of them said quietly.
“What?” The other said, pointing then at himself.
His twin’s face seemed to realize something. “Jamez!”
Lakisha slowly stood up, her eyes staying mostly to the floor. “Children are like little sponges.” She pursed her lips slightly. “If it makes you feel any better my little sister called me ‘stupid’ after she heard my mother call me that. She didn’t mean it, and I don’t think this little one means it either.” She smiled sweetly at the twins. She shook her head then and let out a long breath. “I’m so sorry. I’ve really just made a mess of everything today. I’m having an off day it seems, but it’s ok! One, the day isn’t over yet.” She delicately began counting on her fingers. “Two, how can I possibly have a bad day when I’m surrounded by adorable babies… and three, I like meeting new people.” She looked at Eric sweetly and then her eyes went wide with realization. “I just said that outloud, didn’t I?”

“It seems so.” Eric tilted his head. “That’s an interesting habit. Do you always count a lot?” He turned his gaze on the twins. “Luckily, James won’t be around them again. Ever.”
Lakisha was slowly putting the pieces together. James must have been the one to carelessly teach them negative words. She fidgeted with her hands before moving her hands up to fiddle with her braid. “Count a lot?” She felt her cheeks start burning again. “Yes, I suppose I do. It’s a habit I picked up when I was younger. I… I make it my mission to say three positive things for every negative thing I think about.” She took in a breath to brace for the laughter. Everyone always laughed the first time they heard it, it was just how people seemed to react to her.
He grinned at her, but no laughter came. "That is fascinating. Do you always find a way to find three positive things for every negative thing?" He idly looked to the door then.
Lakisha let out of her breath, surprise filling her eyes. "You aren't going to laugh at me?" Had she really grown so used to people laughing at her? One, her father never did. Two, she liked knowing she brought people joy on some level. Three, she felt greatly relieved that Eric hadn't laughed at her yet. Perhaps she could make a friend? She smiled softly to herself then before looking at him with a bigger smile.
Eric seemed surprised as he looked at her. "Why would I laugh at you for that? I think it's amazing that you can find the good in everything not once, but three times."
Lakisha laughed then, a nervous but relieved laugh. "Well it's kind of a silly thing, but it works for me. There's no such thing as a bad day in my books. There will always be more positive things in the world than negative. You just have to find them, you know?"
He was grinning at her. “What do you call your less positive days then?”
She paused for thought - she had never really thought about it before. “You know, I don’t really think about it that way. This will sound really silly, but if I give it a name, I give it power… like, the power to exist. I don’t have  name for it because then I would be admitting that every day isn’t a good day, and they all are.” She giggled. “There will always be a bright side to every day, no matter how bad things may seem. Sometimes I think about the bad things and it just feels like I fall into a hole… like there’s just no sunlight left… but my dad told me that sometimes there is no sunlight. Somedays it’s cloudy or sometimes it’s nighttime… and in those days we have to remind ourselves of how warm the sun feels, and what the light looks like. The sun will always rise. Clouds will always dissipate. Nothing is forever except the sunshine.”

He stared at her for a long moment and Lakisha wondered if she had said too much. She talked a lot when people let her. After a minute he finally spoke. “When did you become so positive, Lal-Lakisha?”
She giggled then as he stumbled over his words. In a way it was a relief to know she wasn’t the only one worried about saying something wrong. “Please, you can call me Lala. I insist!” She smiled brightly at him and sighed wistfully. “When did I become so positive?” She giggled again. “Well, I wish I could tell you I was born that way, but…” She shrugged. “Well, when I was little, my twin decided to play a joke on me and scare me. She hid in the closet at home in our entryway and jumped out to surprise me… and boy did it work. I remember panicking because I didn’t expect it, yet I couldn’t scream even though I wanted to. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t… get air into my lungs. Turns out I had asthma and that triggered it. I thought…” She looked at him with big eyes. “I thought I was going to die.”
She took in a big breath to continue, she fidgeted more with her hands as she remembered the night clearly. “My dad came running in and freaked out. He carried me all the way to the hospital.” She laughed lightly, “we weren’t far, and traffic in Bridgeport at rush hour? Impossible.” She shook her head to shake away the laughter for her serious story. “When we got there they took me away from my dad and I remember that made everything worse. I didn’t want to die without seeing my parents one more time. I remembered every bad thing that ever happened to me that I would never get to make up for: every bad grade, every ill-spoken word. Everything. They finally got me breathing through some kind of tube and let my dad and mom back in to see me.”
Eric seemed to be staring at her with sadness in his eyes as she spoke, and Lala shifted, fidgeting even more with her hands. When she got nervous she laughed or she had to fidget. “My mom was mad at my dad and they got into an argument because he left Rachelle alone to take me to the hospital. I remember feeling so horrible because… because it was all my fault that I stopped breathing. I made things worse. My mom left after the argument and my dad stayed with me all night. I felt so bad for keeping him up, but I couldn’t sleep with the tube in my throat. Everything was just horrible and part of me actually wanted them to take the tube out so I wouldn’t cause anymore problems any longer.”

Her hand came up and she idly rubbed her throat. “I couldn’t stop crying and my dad stayed up by my bed and told me every good thing he could think of. The sun would come up tomorrow. I looked good in my hospital gown with flowers on it. He didn’t want to go to work anyways. I didn’t have to go to school. He never stopped thinking of good things until suddenly the world didn’t seem so dark and scary anymore. The next day I could breathe on my own and my dad made me start listing all the good things I could think of. It was hard at first… but it got easier.” She twisted her fingers around her braid as she spoke before her eyes turned and met Eric’s and she smiled. “He did that every time I was hospitalized after that, and I’ve been doing it everyday ever since.”
Eric seemed at a loss for words at this point. “Your mom was mad because your father took you to the hospital because you couldn’t breathe?”
Lakisha shifted on her feet. “My mom is… very particular about getting things done a certain way.” She closed her eyes and thought about her three positive things about her mother - oh why was it so hard to think of three good things about her? “She was just upset that Rachelle got left home alone. I… also don’t think she takes my asthma very seriously.” She bit her cheeks. “She… accidentally throws out my inhalers a lot.” Lakisha shrugged awkwardly. “She says she doesn’t mean it, and she really wants the best for me when she says she doesn’t think they help.” She paused on two, as she always did when her mother was involved. “She still comes to visit me in the hospital even though she doesn’t like it there!” She held up ‘three’ and sighed with relief.
Anger flashed through Eric’s eyes, and then sadness, and then pain. “My father, James, hadn’t cared about my sister when she had-” He had stopped himself, his face held so many emotions and Lakisha just wanted to hug him. He looked down at the floor. “Anyways, it is a big deal.”
Lakisha looked at him, her head tilting slightly. It was very kind of him to think about her in that way. She clearly had struck a nerve and she felt guilty for even bringing it up. This is why she never dwelled on sad things. It only took one sad thing to drag everyone in the room down with her. She bit her lip and tilted her head. “I would like to hug you, is that ok?”
Eric hesitated but he smiled. After a minute he shrugged. “Sure.”
Lala smiled brightly, her smile seemed to spread to her whole face and she giggled. “Oh! Yay!” She moved to take a step forward and the very same shoe that tripped her earlier had it’s laces caught under her other shoe. She stumbled forward and caught herself on his arms, her eyes were wide and staring into his chest that her head leaned against. “Oh! I’m so sorry! I can’t believe that I did this again! I’m so sorry!”

He stared at her with wide eyes before chuckling nervously. “It is ok. Don’t worry about it.”
Lakisha sighed then and laughed, she probably seemed crazy. “Oh, can we just pretend that I’m not making a total fool of myself today? That would be great.” She kept laughing despite the embarrassment. She always made a fool of herself in front of cute boys. She wasn’t like Rachelle, who was pretty and popular.
Eric laughed and paused for thought, after a minute he seemed to take a big breath in. “Well, there is always three positive things for every negative thing out there.” He paused again. “You do this adorable thing where you fidget with your hands when you get embarrassed. You see the good in everything when others can’t and you seem to have the power to make everyday better.”
Lakisha felt her eyes grow wide as her cheeks burned. She started grinning widely. In a heartbeat she hugged him tighter while she laughed. “That just made my day so much brighter! You’re possibly one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. You don’t laugh at my silly counting… and you don’t hold my clumsiness against me - though I swear this isn’t normal… and-” She paused as she looked him in the eyes. Up close they nearly knocked the wind out of her. She desperately tried to remember how to breathe normally and her breath returned to her. “You have beautiful eyes.”
Eric looked at her with questions in his eyes before something in them changed. Had she overstepped herself? She oftentimes talked too much, but she-

He suddenly leaned down and their lips met hesitantly. Her eyes went wide before she slowly closed them and melted into the kiss. She had never been kissed before, and her heart was racing. She felt like her knees might give out at this rate. Her mind raced - what should she be doing right now? She had never kissed anyone before, at least, not like this. She tried to focus on remembering to breathe, as that seemed like the biggest challenge. Why was breathing always her hardest challenge? She hesitantly brought her fingers up and into his hair. This was how they always kissed in the movies, surely that had to do something. Lakisha was overwhelmed by all the feelings she got, and she had to keep reminding herself to breathe. It would be far too embarrassing if she had to whip out her inhaler in front of Eric. She prayed silently that her lungs gave her this opportunity and just functioned like they were supposed to.
A moment longer passed before she felt a tug on her dress. Her eyes went open wide and she turned immediately - breaking the kiss. She was supposed to be babysitting! What was she doing?!

One of the twins was looking at her with big eyes, pointing to his cheek. “My twurn.”
Lakisha started laughing sweetly as she tried to catch her breath. “Oh my, your turn now?” Her cheeks were turning redder and redder. “Ok!” She stooped down and picked up the boy into her arms, planting a kiss on both of his cheeks and then on his nose. She giggled and gave him a tight hug.

Suddenly his twin was at her feet, tugging on her skirt and pointing to his cheek too. The boy in her arms frowned at his brother. “Oh? You too?” Lala was giggling. “Oh my…! I don’t think I’ve ever had so many boys wanting my attention.” She kept laughing as she slowly put the boy in her arms down in favor of his brother, whom she pulled up and kissed equally. “My sister is usually the one who’s good with boys and… well… people.” She shrugged. “I just have my counting.”
The toddler on the floor pointed to his brother with a frown. “Boo.” His frown only got worse. His brother twisted in Lakisha’s arms to stick his tongue out at his brother.
Eric chuckled. “I think Calloway and Matt disagree.”
Lakisha smiled at Eric before realizing that they had just been kissing nearly a minute ago. She averted her eyes bashfully. “Are you sure they’re not just fighting over getting kisses? I go from kissing no boys to three in a short span… I can’t say I ever expected that.” Her eyes went wide. “Oh! That’s embarrassing. I think I talk too much. My sister says I talk too much, and I certainly believe her… like now. Now I’m definitely… talking too much.”
Eric laughed fully then. “I think she’s wrong.” He paused. “I like it when you talk.”
Lakisha was suddenly at a loss for words. She gripped at the twin in her arms - she determined him to be Calloway. All at once all of her words came back to her. “Did I just dream that, a minute ago? I can’t tell if I’m going crazy or not. I… I’m probably going crazy. Am I in shock or did that actually happen?”
“Which part? The part where I kissed you or said that I liked when you talked? Both of them happened.” He was grinning at her and she felt her face start burning even more. Suddenly the door to the room came open and a woman with neon hair entered.
She seemed a little frazzled, but she immediately smiled and all hint of unease was gone. “Thanks for watching these two trouble-makers!” Her voice was beautiful and warm. It reminded Lakisha of how it felt being around her Aunt Mary when she would practice magic. The toddler on the floor, Lakisha had determined him to be Matt, smiled at his mother as she leaned down to pick him up. In almost no time he had snuggled up this mother and fallen asleep. Lakisha assumed the woman had to be the one she spoke to on the phone - Gwen Labelle.
Gwen then turned to Eric and spoke softly. “I thought you would be walking around the city, cooling off, Eric.”

Eric shrugged awkwardly, his mind seemed distracted. “Nope.”
Lakisha’s eyes went wide and she smiled brightly at Gwen. “Oh! Are you Ms. Labelle? Wait, no, of course you are. It’d be silly of me if I didn’t see the resemblance!”
Gwen smiled and laughed lightly as she assessed the room. “Yep! Thank you so much for watching Calloway and Matt.” She opened her wallet and began to fish out some money that she promptly handed to Lakisha. “I hope that is enough. Thank you again.”
Lakisha took the money before her eyes went wide; Gwen had given her far too much money. Lakisha stuttered as she stared at the money. “M-M-Ms. Labelle, this is far too much… I couldn’t possibly accept this much. The boys were perfect gentlemen, and Eric was so much help it was like I was hardly needed at all.” Lakisha gingerly pulled one of the smaller bills from the amount given before handing the rest back to Gwen. “I’m mostly happy getting paid in good company, anyways!”
Gwen tilted her head before examining the money Lakisha had given back. “I didn’t mean to offend you at all. Lakisha, is that right? I can’t say thank you enough for watching them. Do you have a ride home? I’m not sure if I heard you correctly over the phone earlier.”
Lakisha nodded then, “no please! You didn’t offend me at all! I would just feel so guilty taking that much from you when babysitting for your boys hardly felt like work at all! I-” She stopped suddenly. “Oh! That’s my dad! Uhm, it was nice to meet all of you.” Her gaze lingered a little on Eric before she gave each of the twins a big smile. “Hopefully we’ll meet again!” She waved and slowly ducked out of the doorway.

When the door shut behind her, she carefully answered the phone. “Hi daddy! Are you outside?”
Edward’s familiar voice came through the phone. “Hey baby girl, I’m right around the corner. How did your job go?”
“Really well!” Lakisha giggled into the phone. “Oh, daddy, I have so much to tell you!” She thought she might burst. “I’m coming downstairs!”
“Wait in the lobby, I’ll come in to get you.” Edward responded.

Lakisha sat in the car next to Edward as she grinned at him. “They were twins, dad! Two boys! Oh they were so cute! One was named Matt and the other was named Calloway. I don’t know why I was called to come in, their older brother was there the whole time - he’s like, my age, I think?” She was speaking very quickly and she stopped suddenly as she drew in a breath.

Edward chuckled. “Slow down, sweetheart, you’ll give yourself an asthma attack at this rate.” He pointed to the glove compartment. “You’ve got a spare inhaler in the glove compartment, do you need it?” Edward prepared to stop the car.
Lakisha shook her hands in front of her. “No, no! I’m fine! It’s just, oh dad, I made such a fool of myself.” She shook her head.
“So the older brother was cute, then?” Edward looked at her with a grin.
Lakisha nodded gravely. “Very. He kissed me, daddy!”
“And that was after you fell on him?” Edward laughed as he focused on the road.
She shook her hands out in front of her. “No, no! Wait, backing up! I got there and tripped and fell on him when he opened the door and he didn’t even get mad at me!”
“Oh Lala, no one could get mad at you for falling on them. It’d be like getting mad at a kitten for tripping on your shoes.” Edward shot back at her.

Lakisha shook her head. “Dad! That’s hardly the same thing! I was falling all over myself… he could have called his mother and told her I wasn’t capable of watching children!”
“Well, he didn’t, right?” Edward slowly turned the music down as they arrived at the rental house.
Her eyes went big. “No! Instead he kissed me! You know I’ve never been kissed before! I thought I was going to have an asthma attack!”
Edward looked at her seriously. “Did you? Did you need to use your inhaler?”
She smiled brightly at him. “No! I didn’t!” She held up her hand. “I got my first kiss, I didn’t need to use my inhaler, and I had three adorable boys fawning over me… I’ve never had that many boys fawning over me in my entire life!”
They got out of the car and started walking up the drive. “So what was this boy’s name?” Edward narrowed his eyes teasingly as he looked at his daughter.
“Eric. His name is Eric. He’s got dark hair and really pretty eyes.” She sighed and bit her lip. “Oh, and he even didn’t laugh at me when I told him about my counting thing!”

“Good.” Edward laughed. “One less person for me to beat up then.”
“Dad! You don’t beat anyone up.” Lakisha smiled at him. “So, how did your date go?”
Edward smiled at her warmly. “It went well, sweetheart. I’m not sure if we’ll see each other again, but it was nice to get back out there.”
“Did you like her?” She looked at him with big, hopeful eyes.
He chuckled and nodded, “of course I liked her.”
“Then why not see her again?”
Edward shrugged his shoulders lightly. “We’re both busy people. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I’m not really worried about pursuing something too serious right now.”
Lakisha nodded. “That makes sense.”
“What about you, are you and Eric going to be seeing each other again?” Edward asked teasingly.
Lakisha’s eyes went wide. “Oh! I didn’t even give him my phone number!” She slowly put her head in her hands and sighed. “It’s probably for the best. I’ve never had much luck with boys anyways.”
“Oh darn, I guess you’re stuck going to the movies with your dear-old-dad.” Edward spoke dramatically.

She laughed and gave Edward a tight hug. “That sounds perfect to me!”

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: One, Two, Three
« Reply #964 on: July 03, 2016, 03:28:58 AM »
I said it on mpart's thread and I will say it again here: I really hope we get some Labelle-Reaper-boos. I don't care whether they are Ed and Gwen's or Lala and Eric's. Although, now that I think about it, if Ed and Gwen have a nooboo, then Eric and Lala are sort of technically related, no matter how removed, and that would just be weird. so, let the grownups have "fun" together, but let the kids end up together with nooboos galore :-)
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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: One, Two, Three
« Reply #965 on: July 03, 2016, 12:13:06 PM »
I said it on mpart's thread and I will say it again here: I really hope we get some Labelle-Reaper-boos. I don't care whether they are Ed and Gwen's or Lala and Eric's. Although, now that I think about it, if Ed and Gwen have a nooboo, then Eric and Lala are sort of technically related, no matter how removed, and that would just be weird. so, let the grownups have "fun" together, but let the kids end up together with nooboos galore :-)
Hehe, mpart and I often joke about Ed and Gwen's children at the rate they're going.
The good news is, there WILL be Reaper-Labelle children in the future in both stories... and we're super excited about it.

Hopefully the mashup is still fun for everyone involved. We're just having fun seeing our characters react to each other, and Gwen decided she liked Edward a LOT.
This is what we get for wanting our characters to have friends.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Mush Announcement
« Reply #966 on: July 03, 2016, 07:11:06 PM »
One Mushy Announcement
Hey there everyone! You all have been such awesome support of me during the ever-changing process of my life, and I've been writing this story for close to three years now! I've been through my first big move; my schooling, my first accident, my first attempts at getting a 'real' job, my going back to school... and so much more all in the time I've spent writing the Reapers. I know this story has shifted quite a bit from it's innocent beginnings and I'm just thankful to all those out there who still read and get enjoyment out of it.
One of my biggest supporters in my writing all this time is my boyfriend of six years. Well, two weeks ago (almost to the day) my boyfriend took me to my favorite beach and proposed to me!
Ladies and gentlemen, I said yes!
The Queen of Mush is getting married in a year! So, to celebrate, I've gather this small collection of pictures just for the occasion. It's not much, and the reason I wanted to wait until now was so that I could include Eveline and Jupiter in the bunch.

Much love
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Agnes <3 Tragic


Aurora <3 Giacomo


Raven <3 Khang


Emrin <3 Glitch


Falor <3 Demi


Noten <3 Palmira


Mary <3 Alec


Eveline <3 Jupiter


Majnun <3 Anne



Thanks for all your love and support from the mushiest bunch o' Reapers. =)

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Mush Announcement
« Reply #967 on: July 03, 2016, 09:44:51 PM »
Congrats to Eveline and Jupiter! Their babies are soooo cute!

I love Lala and Eric together and hope they continue meeting! Ed and Gwen already have children of their own so my vote is for Lala/Eric nooboos.

A huge congratulations to you, @LivvieLove!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Mush Announcement
« Reply #968 on: July 03, 2016, 09:50:47 PM »
Congrats to Eveline and Jupiter! Their babies are soooo cute!

I love Lala and Eric together and hope they continue meeting! Ed and Gwen already have children of their own so my vote is for Lala/Eric nooboos.

A huge congratulations to you, @LivvieLove!
Thank you so much dear!
Evie and Jupiter's babes are just way too adorable. The world cannot handle it... I just... you just can't handle it. I promise.
That was my thinking on Ed and Gwen as well. We'll see if Story Progression reminds them that between them they have six children. ;)

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Mush Announcement
« Reply #969 on: July 04, 2016, 10:32:39 AM »
OMG! Congratulations!  ;D
These pics are so cute though!  ;D
Loving the story still - can't wait to see the next generation of Reapers.  ;D Lol too much excitement!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Mush Announcement
« Reply #970 on: July 04, 2016, 11:10:08 AM »
Congratulations!!!  So very happy for you and the future Mr. LivvieLove!!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Mush Announcement
« Reply #971 on: July 05, 2016, 03:06:57 AM »
OMG! Congratulations!  ;D
These pics are so cute though!  ;D
Loving the story still - can't wait to see the next generation of Reapers.  ;D Lol too much excitement!
Thank you! I just thought - why not show off all my favorite couples as they got engaged? It stuck. I dug through all my old pictures and what did you know... I still had all of them!
I'm far too excited for the next generation of Reapers. =D


Congratulations!!!  So very happy for you and the future Mr. LivvieLove!!
Awww! Thank you so much! We're both super excited for the coming misadventures I'm sure we'll have. =D

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Mush Announcement
« Reply #972 on: July 05, 2016, 04:21:45 AM »
Congratulations! So happy for the two of you!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Mush Announcement
« Reply #973 on: July 05, 2016, 04:55:36 PM »
Congrats, Queen of Mush XD I couldn't think of someone more deserving of a beach proposal ;-) I don't know which couple is my favourite, although Majann and Eviter are definitely a close tie for 1st...
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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Mush Announcement
« Reply #974 on: July 06, 2016, 01:43:14 AM »
Congratulations! So happy for the two of you!
Thank you so much Deklitch! =D


Congrats, Queen of Mush XD I couldn't think of someone more deserving of a beach proposal ;-) I don't know which couple is my favourite, although Majann and Eviter are definitely a close tie for 1st...
Hahaha, thank you so much! Yes, it was quite the romantic, mushy moment for me!
It's hard for me to pick a favorite couple, but my favorite couple is a couple you haven't actually met together yet. =D ;)


Anyways, super exciting awesome chapter coming at you! I've been dying to get this chapter up for ages now with mpart. We've both been so psyched!

 

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