PlantSim Challenge Completed [Round 8, Chapter 69, Epstein]

"Okay," said Carmen, "we're all here at the Council Building, love that name by the way Gavin, you're such a politician, hehe. Everyone got their beans?" "Yes," they all replied. "Laurel, you've got the tree stump?" "Yes ma'am," said Laurel. "Luca, any chance you can quickly explain how you ended up a PlantSim?" "No ma'am," … Continue reading PlantSim Challenge Completed [Round 8, Chapter 69, Epstein]

Our Forever Home [Round 8, Chapter 68, Epstein]

The day was an eventful one. While Laurel was convincing Luca not to leave the Counsel Council, and Robyn was having her heart shattered by Baby, Quincy received news that the home Laurel built for him and Daniella was finally ready. He and Daniella were washing dishes after dinner when his phone buzzed with the … Continue reading Our Forever Home [Round 8, Chapter 68, Epstein]

Inappropriate [Round 8, Chapter 67, Epstein]

Author's Note: I'm not entirely sure if this is necessary, but  better safe than sorry. This is an official content warning. There are some age-inappropriate interactions that happen across the age group lines, specifically Young Adult with Teenager. Everything is PG, but still, this is your heads up in case that's a sensitive topic for … Continue reading Inappropriate [Round 8, Chapter 67, Epstein]

Hanging Out In The Hangout [Round 8, Chapter 66, Epstein]

After a bracing sip from her drink, Laurel decided how to handle the news that Luca was in the Criminal Career. She decided to try and be positive about it. "Okay, I can't say this comes as a complete surprise," said Laurel. "I noticed your reluctance to talk about your job, but I just thought … Continue reading Hanging Out In The Hangout [Round 8, Chapter 66, Epstein]

(Not) Letting Luca Leave [Round 8, Chapter 65, Epstein]

Author's Note: I'm changing the way I add pictures to my chapters from Imgur. Please let me know if you have any issues viewing the images or if it affects loading time for the chapter. Thanks! Luca was watching everyone in the Counsel Council talking and laughing. They were so fond of each other. When … Continue reading (Not) Letting Luca Leave [Round 8, Chapter 65, Epstein]

We Are Family [Round 8, Chapter 63, Epstein]

"Hey Brooklyn," called Bianca, "come play with me on the monkey bars!" "Can't! I have to help mommy get her beans for the PlantSim Challenge." Brooklyn ran down the street because she saw Jasmine Holiday walking past. She stopped her and asked what she could do to help her mom's club with the challenge. Jasmine … Continue reading We Are Family [Round 8, Chapter 63, Epstein]

Happy Birthday Laurel, Kurt, and Emilie! [Round 8, Chapter 62, Epstein]

"You ready for this?" "Are¬†you ready for this?" "Yeah, aren't you?" "Yeah, of course I am." It seemed like Laurel and Kurt were both unwilling to say aloud they weren't quite ready to say goodbye to the last vestiges of their youth. They looked at each other with solemn faces. They'd been through so much … Continue reading Happy Birthday Laurel, Kurt, and Emilie! [Round 8, Chapter 62, Epstein]

These Wreaths Tho… [Round 8, Chapter 61, Epstein]

The day before the party, the Epstein house was silent. Laurel's agenda for the day was to make and distribute the garlic wreaths to her family and club friends. She had taken care of all the party arrangements so her schedule was clear. Never had she been more grateful to have a butler. The house … Continue reading These Wreaths Tho… [Round 8, Chapter 61, Epstein]