Gem’s been drinking plasma juice since he was a child, but when he tried drinking some this morning it started to make him feel sick. Marise shows him how to make pancakes and he actually likes them! Maybe being a human won’t be so terrible...
Weekends are nice. The kids can just play around and make a mess without having to worry about school or homework.
Coral is finally smiling again, happy to at least have these two in her life. There’s a good chance her body will heal itself, let her have children again one day. And even if it turns out she never has another child she’s coming to terms with that.
Nicolas still worries about her though. He can sense the sadness she’s always pushing back, the regrets and loneliness that make her cry whens he thinks he isn’t home. She’s still painting but not as much as usual, according to her its because they don’t need the money.
According to him its because he hasn’t given her enough reason to smile lately.
White has always been Coral’s favourite colour, and she absolutely adores flowers. After they found out she couldn’t have another child Nicolas tried being with her always but work got crazy when he finally cut himself from his mother’s business. They were all expecting some kind of war or fight but instead Junielle and Rio simply sent Nico a card to congratulate him on his latest business venture and invite him to visit for his younger brother’s birthday party.
“We really should make an effort to go.” Coral tells him and Nico takes her hands.
He just rolls his eyes. “But I don’t want to! Knowing my parents they’ll just try to pass him off on us to raise and I’d rather not turn into Pearl if you know what I mean. Our kids are almost full grown and I think I’ll like having you all to myself for at least a bit.”
Gem would like to be out right now hanging out with friends but Trinity quickly reminds him he has no friends. Gator’s party is today but Gem decides to skip. All that’s left to do is check e-mails and one catches his eye. Its a forwarded message from his school councellor, advertising a scholarship for a post secondary pre-med school.
In order to win the scholarship, Gem would need to write a 2000 word essay about the toughest moment of his life.
He’s got this.
“So you want to be a doctor now? What brought this on? I sort of thought you’d follow me into the family business.”
Gem almost rolls his eyes. “Human dads expect their sons to follow into the family business in order to pass over control once they’re old and wish to retire. But as we’ve already established I’m going to be rotting six feet under long before you even get your first wrinkles so what would be the point? And I only tried out for that scholarship to keep my options open. There’s no way I’ll actually win.”
They have a pool, y’know.
The kids love playing in it, and the girls love making fun of Maven’s inflatable shirt (He’s scared of drowning).
Trinity’s turning into a teenager tomorrow. The twins aren’t too happy with that.
She tries convincing them that everything will be fine once they’re teenagers too, but there’s no going back to what they have now once hormones and mood swings have been introduced to them. Everything’s going to change now.
Trinity becoming a teenager forces Jade to face her midlife crisis. She wants a new outfit.
Gem gives his baby sister one last hug. Once she’s a teenager there’s no telling when she’ll let him baby her again.
She may have asked for a small, private party but with her family there’s no way things could get any smaller than this.
She becomes a teenager.
Music’s something she’s always had a minor interest in, and her parents give her a brand new guitar for a birthday gift.
Quickly it becomes clear she’s a natural, and in love. Coral and Nico both breath a sigh of relief. Music is a good outlet. Maybe this means she’s be an easy teenager to live with. Thank the Watcher!
One chapter left before Gen 6 I believe. Basically just the twins’ birthdays.
Since this was such a short chapter I feel the need to give you an apology photo. Nico’s finally become the Emperor of Evil (just like his grandfather!). Unlike his grandfather, Nico’s harem only has one girl in it. And she could very easily beat the living tar out of him if he ever made a joke about another girl. Here I had Nico resting in the rocking chair when Coral came up and starting practicing her guitar in her sleepwear... what a tease.