When we last left off Bruce was spending Christmas with his close friend Linza and his new found family. Bruce was greeted by a mysterious female asking if he remembered her.
Her name is Tri Lee and she is Bruce’s younger half sister from Starlight Bay. Bruce and Tri haven’t seen each other since the day Mariah was born, Tri was 12 at the time and they only spoke briefly before Bruce left town. Bruce was shocked to find Tri at his doorstep, Tri tells Bruce she was in a town near by spending Christmas with her fiance and his grandparents. She figure she should drop by to see how he’s doing.
Bruce invites Tri along with everyone else that they could stay for the night, however Linza felt she would be in the way and told Bruce she would go home for the night. Just before Bruce attempts to convince Linza that it was okay, Tri jumps in saying he could share his bed with her.
Fraine bakes a pie and tells Bruce that he should delivery a piece to Linza. Bruce walks over to Linza’s and was greeted by Linza wearing a very reviewing nighty. Bruce nervously tells Linza that he came over to drop off some pie. Linza smiles and told him thanks. She attempts to rush him and Bruce was curious of why she wasn’t inviting him inside. Bruce could hear a voice of a man asking if everything was okay. Linza nervously tells Bruce that she has company. Bruce told her enjoy the pie and heads home disappointed. Once returning home Bruce tells Fraine that Linza is entertaining a guy and finds himself bothered by it. Bruce admits to Fraine that he is falling for Linza and asks for Fraine’s advice.
As time go by Bruce and Lakey’s relationship begins to unravel while Bruce’s relationship builds. Bruce tries to fight his urges around Linza but felt like it was a losing battle. Bruce calls his father seeking for advice, he’s in love with Linza but doesn’t want to leave Lakey cause she’s pregnant. Bruce didn’t think his father would be any help but Borage surprises him by giving him some useful advice. Borage advise Bruce to go for it and to not stay with someone cause it’s convenient. He reminds Bruce about his relationship Lois and tells him he doesn’t want Bruce to make the same mistake he did. Bruce still doesn’t feel right to leave his pregnant fiancée but Bruce reaches the breaking point during a heated argument with Lakey. Bruce was stun to learn about Lakey’s affair with a much older male. Lakey announced she was going to move onto her lover’s ranch and how he will be the one raising their child cause she feels he’s a more responsible man. Lakey tells Bruce he can go run off to city since she knows that’s where he wants to be. Bruce yells at Lakey telling her that he’s not going to let her walk off with their child. Lakey confesses that the child may not be his, she admits she begin seeing the guy shortly after they settle into town. Bruce tells Lakey to get out and Lakey tells Bruce that he was worthless before exiting.
Bruce rushes over to Linza’s house to break the news about his relationship. Linza tries to comfort Bruce, he gives into his urge and attempts to engage in sex with Linza however he was stop short by a phone call. Bruce was informed that Lakey was in a serious car accident which left her in a coma. Bruce rushes off to the hospital where he learns they are about to do an emergency C-station due to one of the babies is in distress. This came to a shock to Bruce because the ultrasound only shown one baby boy.
The twins were delivered and Bruce was asked to come see them however remembering Lakey confessed how he may not be the father, he was unsure. Linza convinces Bruce to see the twins via text message. Bruce approached the tiny set of twins who were doing well. A nurse asked if he would like to hold one but Bruce was hesitant to answer. The nurse comments how she never seen genie infants before and was surprise how much they could eat. This confirms that the twins are his since the only other genie he met in town is a female. Bruce removes the head cap off of one of the twins, exposing his pink hair. Bruce smiles as he knew the boys were definitely his. Bruce’s visit with the twins was cut short when he was approached by a doctor.
Bruce was delivered news that there was some complications during the C-section. Lakey had a stroke and is now brain dead. Bruce was in disbelief as the doctor spoke with him. Bruce tried to grasp onto the doctor’s words before breaking down. He was then told about another patient who needed a heart transplant and Lakey was a perfect match. The doctor told Bruce he would give him some time to think about his option but mentions the other patient doesn’t have much time.
Bruce delivers the news to Lakey’s parents, when arriving they spoke to the doctor about their options. Bruce wanted to pull the plug so the dying heart patient could have a second chance at live however Lakey’s parents were against it. They didn’t choose to believe that Lakey was brain dead. Bruce and Lakey’s parents fought over rather to pull the plug or not. Since Bruce and Lakey weren’t married, Bruce had no say. However over the course of 3 days, Bruce was able to convince Lakey’s parents to pull the plug.
Lakey’s parents stayed in town to help Bruce with his newborn twin sons, Brandon and Benito. However Bruce didn’t get along well with Lakey’s mother and asked her to leave. Lakey’s parents reluctantly returning home leaving Bruce alone with 2 newborns. Bruce struggle trying to care for the twins as he attended school and worked. Bruce decides to put school on hold but his sister Tri surprisingly offered to move in and help out.
Tri who is now married leaves from Star City for Auburn Grove with her new husband Micah but they both struggle with fitting in the small and quiet horse town. Bruce told her sister that she doesn’t have to stay but she insist in staying and helping. Bruce was able to continue with school and work without much issue.
Bruce’s relationship with Linza had come to a stall after Lakey’s death. Bruce was unsure when would be the right time to be with Linza. Bruce decided to put some distance between himself and Linza until he figure it was time. However Linza began to be involved with the male she had over that previous Christmas. Bruce haven’t told Linza about his feelings for her and didn’t make much of a fuss when he learns about Linza’s relationship with another guy. With Bruce being busy with school and the twins, he didn’t have much time for Linza. A couple of years had flown by and Bruce begins to date the one other genie in town named Juanita who is a Gaivania genie. Things between him and Juanita were going well into her abusive ex boyfriend had come back into her life. Juanita breaks things off with Bruce and returns to her ex.
A week after his relationship with Juanita ended, Bruce saw a moving truck at Linza’s house. It had been a year since he and Linza had spoken and Bruce heads over to see if Linza needed some help. He finds Linza in tears in her bedroom, attempting to pack up some things. Bruce asks what was wrong and Linza explains it was everything. Linza explains about a month ago she got married and things were great until she realize her bank account was cleared out. Her new husband took everything and skipped town. She cried hysterically telling Bruce that she was scammed. To add insult to injury, her marriage to him wasn’t valid. She had to leave and go live with a relative in the town near by until she can get back on her feet. Bruce took this opportunity to confess his feelings for Linza, he hoped this would keep her in town. Bruce told Linza that he’s in love with her and always had been. Linza was surprised that Bruce had felt so strongly for her, she felt that she was just a fling cause he was unhappy with Lakey and he never really explained why he kept her at bay after Lakey’s death. Linza confessed that she still had feelings for him too. Bruce asks Linza to move in and she happily accepts.
It wasn’t long before Linza was settled into Bruce’s home and began a relationship with him. However Linza wasn’t quite comfortable knowing Bruce once shared this house with Lakey. It never felt like home to her. Tri mistook Linza’s discomfort as a sign that she wanted her and Micah along with their new baby to leave. The couple moved into Linza’s old house so their son will be close to his older cousins. Once Tri and Micah left, it started to feel like a home to Linza. As soon as Linza was finally at peace, Bruce pops the question and they were soon married.
5 more years had gone by, the twins are now 7 and had been enrolled int an academy in town. Brandon and Benito got a dog named Gia on their 7th birthday. Bruce felt they were responsible enough and all their other friends have a pet too. The twins often call Gia their “sister” as they often hinted they wanted a little sister to play with and protect from the “shadow people” who they created with their overactive imagination. Unknowingly to the boys, Linza has been struggling to keep a pregnancy for quite some times. Fertility isn’t an issue for Linza since Bruce is Navox but just keeping a viable fetus has been a struggle. Due to Linza’s witch status, the dying fetus cannot covert into a Sleeper. This process can only happen if the mother is human since humans are known as a blank canvas.
Linza and Bruce decided to get a surrogate mother after previous 5 miscarriages. Linza struggle to pick a surrogate whom she felt was perfect. Bruce finds a surrogate who lives in a town near by who he felt would be perfect. Her name is Tischelle Michaels and she’s a Navox with a perfect pregnancy track record. Tischelle treats surrogacy as a job and doesn’t allow herself to get too attach to the pregnancy or the family. Linza was unsure but agreed to choose her. Since Tischelle is Navox and the baby will be too, Tischelle agree to act as a wet nurse for a year since her breast milk carries a special hormone the Navox infant will need. Tischelle explains to Linza that the artificial hormone in the genie baby formula isn’t a replacement for the real thing. She also explains how the baby will always be starving. Tischelle will be required to move in which is no issue for her. Tischelle’s husband had passed away years ago and her children are all adults. Tischelle works from home, so there’s nothing holding her back.
After Tischelle moved in and the surrogacy took place, things were moving smoothly. Linza finds herself jealous of Tischelle as she carried their baby. Bruce began more attentive to Tischelle and they began to bond. Although Tischelle never formed friendships with the other couples, it was different this time since she lives with then and as she and Bruce are both Navox, it’s natural for them to bond. Tischelle finds herself bonding with the baby but she couldn’t help it since the child is Navox as well. This may pose a problem for Linza but that’s just the beginning of things.
After a routine doctor visit, Linza learns she’s pregnant and is nearly 14 weeks along. This has been the longest she’s been pregnant. After a genetics test, the baby is perfect and Navox but the doctor has some concern for Linza’s health. Her body may not be able to handle the pregnancy. Due to Linza’s witch status, she was refer to an Occult doctor in the town over. Linza learns her pregnancy is high risk and was order strict bed rest and take some special herbs for her heart and blood pressure for the remainder of her pregnancy. Linza has yet to share the news with her family.
After leaving her appointment with the Occult doctor, Linza has no choice but to mention her pregnancy and the strict measures she has to take for her sake. But Linza’s pending announcement was derailed when Tischelle and Bruce announced that the baby is a girl. Linza was furious that Bruce and Tischelle had the gender scan without her, but Linza looked at her phone to see Bruce had called and texted her asking where was she. Linza then realized she forgot about it when she went to her own appointment. With all the excitement knowing the baby is a girl, Linza doesn’t know how to share her news. Linza took her doctor’s advice about being on bed rest.
Bruce was wondering why Linza is suddenly being “lazy”, Linza tells Bruce she’s having a sympathy pregnancy, explaining that she feels what Tischelle feels. Bruce thinks she’s joking and Linza just tells him that she just isn’t feeling well. She hoped that would make Bruce more attentive towards her but instead he sends Benito in his place. Naturally Benito reluctantly comes to Linza’s aid cause he rather hang around Tischelle. Linza is upset how Bruce is still more attentive to Tischelle. However Tischelle senses this and tries to come to Linza’s aid. Linza rejects Tischelle but she then senses something else about Linza.
Tischelle is aware of Linza and becomes overly excited, she asked how far along is she and was this the reason why she missed the gender scan. Linza denies being pregnant but Tischelle knows better, she reminds Linza what she is. Linza confesses that she’s almost 17 weeks and the baby is fine but her health in endangered. She explains to Tischelle how the other doctor put her on bed rest and she have to take a combination of special herbs for her health. The pregnancy could possible kill her. If the herbs and bed rest don’t help, she may have to terminate the pregnancy to spare her life. Linza doesn’t want to tell Bruce or the boys until she knows she’s in the clear. Tischelle understands and promises to send Bruce her way however Bruce continues to run to Tischelle’s aid although she often tells Bruce to check on his wife.
Linza is under stress with a difficult hidden pregnancy and a drifting husband. Linza takes her anger out on Tischelle, accuses her trying to steal her family. Tischelle denies trying to steal anybody and told Linza she’s been trying to send the boys to her. Tischelle explains that it’s starting to become overwhelming for her. Linza apologizes but Tischelle tells her that’s no need, and jokes how pregnancy will make you a little crazy. Linza smiles and heads to bed for the night. Linza’s sleep was cut short when she was awaken by sharp pains. Linza lifts herself out of bed to find a small puddle of blood on the sheets. Tischelle notices the blood and orders a sleepy Bruce to rush Linza to the ER. Confused, Bruce scurries with Linza to the ER. Before Linza got into the car, Tischelle tells Linza that she have to tell him now.