Shh, Just Let It Happen [Round 8, Chapter 57, Ralston]

Author's Note: This was the final chapter for the Ralstons in Round 8! And it was my first ever attempt at a wordless chapter. I hope you enjoyed watching Gavin and Akira find their way to each other. Starting Monday, we finish out Round 8 with the Epsteins. They have a lot going on, and I'm … Continue reading Shh, Just Let It Happen [Round 8, Chapter 57, Ralston]

Protest At The Spice Festival [Round 8, Chapter 56, Ralston]

Gavin stood and watched the street musician playing the saddest handmade guitar he'd ever seen. He was 95% sure the musician with the World's Crappiest Guitar was none other than Bo Blank's wife. He'd met her one time at the building where the club hangout was. She was a striking woman, so he was pretty … Continue reading Protest At The Spice Festival [Round 8, Chapter 56, Ralston]

Okay Guys, I Need Help [Round 8, Chapter 55, Ralston]

As soon as Akira left, Gavin picked up his phone. His first thought was to call a club gathering of the Counsel Council. After the night and morning he had, he understood why Bo called a club meeting the day his family fell apart. The more he thought about it, the more he realized he … Continue reading Okay Guys, I Need Help [Round 8, Chapter 55, Ralston]

It Goes Without Saying, Wait No It Doesn’t [Round 8, Chapter 54, Ralston]

Akira let Gavin hold his hand for a bit, but Gavin still wasn't speaking so he took a step back. "Come on Gavin, I know you're not the most verbose person, but tell me something." Still Gavin said nothing, but he handed Akira a rose. Akira couldn't help himself, the rose made him smile. He … Continue reading It Goes Without Saying, Wait No It Doesn’t [Round 8, Chapter 54, Ralston]

Can You Feel The Love Tonight [Round 8, Chapter 53, Ralston]

After Kenya's successful defeat of the garbage shoot while Dazed, Gavin figured she would be in a good mood. "Hey, can I talk to you? I want to share with you something Akira asked me," said Gavin. Gavin was wrong to assume his grandmother would be in a good mood. "Do we have to discuss … Continue reading Can You Feel The Love Tonight [Round 8, Chapter 53, Ralston]

You Still Haven’t Asked Them Yet?! [Round 8, Chapter 52, Ralston]

Gavin was getting a ride home in a cab and thinking over what Akira proposed at dinner. He wasn't sure he wanted to leave the Spice Market district. And he wasn't sure how to even present the idea to his grandparents. But mostly he wasn't sure about living with Akira. Gavin got out of the … Continue reading You Still Haven’t Asked Them Yet?! [Round 8, Chapter 52, Ralston]

Round 7, Chapter 34C [Ralston]: Okay, We’re A Go For Operation Garlic Wreath

While Gavin got ready to head off to work the next day, Kenya decided to work from home. Cristian was still asleep because he worked nights Being a critic for the local newspaper afforded Keyna the opportunity to work from home. She could do it every shift if she wanted, but she'd never done it … Continue reading Round 7, Chapter 34C [Ralston]: Okay, We’re A Go For Operation Garlic Wreath

Round 7, Chapter 34B [Ralston]:Thanks For Your Support

Laurel was still looking at Gavin and feeling grateful he knew exactly what she was talking about when Carmen's protest interrupted her thoughts. "Nope... nope... see, y'all are giving me the heebie jeebies," said Carmen. "This can't be good for the baby." "Carmen, we wouldn't expect you to get involved in this effort to ward … Continue reading Round 7, Chapter 34B [Ralston]:Thanks For Your Support