"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]
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]
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]
"All I know is, I can't wait to join my real friends for karaoke night in a bar in the city or go on a camping trip--" "But I let you go to dinner with Baby and Gavin--" "Without having to ask for permission first. And I was the only one at the table with … Continue reading Everybody Follow Laurel [Round 8, Chapter 64, Epstein]
Gavin hadn't heard from Carmen since they parted ways after finding out Hugo had a wife. And a baby with that wife. And that his wife was a vampire. And that he kept the whole thing a secret. Gavin checked his phone, just in case Carmen sent up a smoke signal that she needed him. … Continue reading Movin’ On Up [Round 8, Chapter 51, Ralston]
The club reacts to Bo's news. And once the shock wears off, they handle some club business.
Bo calls a club meeting. He's seeking support, and he's looking for some sympathy.
"Think of it this way, "said Laurel," you now belong to a very exclusive club." "This 'culture' club?? The mommies club?!" "No! The club of women who seem to get pregnant every plum time they Woohoo!" Laurel and Carmen cracked up laughing. Gavin finally joined them around the fire, chuckling a bit. "I'm glad I've never … Continue reading Wrapping Things Up In Forgotten Hollow [Round 7, Chapter 36, Epstein]
Sitting around the campfire, Laurel really wasn't sure where to start. The club was there at her behest, and she didn't want to waste their time. But now that they were here, it didn't seem so simple. Laurel's vampire book said Forgotten Hollow was the only place to harvest garlic these days. Laurel setup a club … Continue reading Hanging Out In Forgotten Hollow [Round 7, Chapter 35, Epstein]