Montigo Extensions: MiKaia – Update 3

 Soon it was morning, I found myself up and early than usual. Probably cause I was excited to have breakfast with Mason before he returns Star City. However I will be kinda sad once he leave. Bridgeport and Starlight Bay are so far apart. I finally meet a guy who isn’t put off by my odd appearance and he lives thousands miles away. Just my luck….

 

 

 I seem to have a string of bad luck as I was getting ready to meet up with Mason. I dropped my toothbrush in the sink and it got stuck. I smashed my finger in my dresser drawer and to top it all off, I tripped as I was exiting the elevator. My dad often joked about me having my grandma’s grace, which is none at all. Sometimes I can be a klutz. I’m glad Mason wasn’t around….

 

 

 

 “So fuckin’ embarrassing…”

 

 

 

 I decided to drive to the Perc which I later regret as I attempting to pull out of the parking lot. It snowed overnight and the parking lot was still covered with snow. I was a little late because of the minor delay in traffic. The streets were still blanketed with snow and a lot of dumbasses don’t know how to drive. I remember why I caught a cab often..

 

 

 Mason was a little late too, so I didn’t feel bad anymore. We chatted a bit, getting to know each other. He told me that he’s a Nulnact, a special type of witch you could say. It was a shock to me, I figure he was just a normal human male but I should have had figure with his odd hair color. 

Mason asked a little about Jade, which kinda worries me. Was he still hung up her since she once dated him? He assure me that he was done with her but wanted to know if she’s been doing okay. He confessed that they were once engage but he broke it off when he expect she’s been cheating on him with her neighbor.

According to the previously day, Jade confessed to sleeping with Nico. I did notice that Mason seemed a bit bummed out. He mention about confronting Nico when he returned. Nico admitted it but claimed that Jade told him that she and Mason were done. Mason said that he was hurt that Nico still slept with her. They were suppose to be the best of friends and all.  Mason didn’t want to spend the rest of the time talking about his past relationship with Jade. He quickly changed the subject and continued to learn about each other.

 

 

 It was almost time for Mason to catch the shuttle bus to the airport in Jericho. The bus station was next to The Perc and I walked him over.  I only known him for a short time and I’m already starting to miss him…

 

 

 “I guess this is goodbye for now.”

“Yeah, I guess so too. It was nice getting to know you, Mason.”

“I feel the same. If ya ever wanna warm up during the winter, you can swing by my neck of the woods.”

“I might take you up on that offer. I do miss the warm winters in Star City.”

“I wanna tell you something.”

“Like what?”

“Come closer.”

“Um..okay.”

 

 

 

—-

 

 

 His last kiss was sweet and gentle, it made my cheeks warm and red. I was almost weak in the knees. The last thing I needed was to fall flat on my face again. I never met a guy who made me feel like this. Could this turn into something real? I thought to myself as I watched Mason board the shuttle. Mason turned around one last time to wave and smile at me. I smiled and waved back.

I hope this can be turned into something real…

 

 

Monday rolled around and it was back to business as usual. I returned to the Calamore Studios to continue working on my album.

 

 

 

I was feeling like I was cloud nice today, I had a fun weekend and met a nice guy. I felt like nothing could rain on my parade. I brought in some nice emotions into my recording session. Others took notice and was impressed. Today was probably the best recording session that I had in months. 

 

 

 

 I just happen to be recording a love song that I wrote, Purple Skies. I had difficulties trying to sound like I was really in love. I figure singing a love song would be easy since being a love genie.  However when you never actually been in love, you can’t fake the feeling regardless if you’re a genie of love. But today, I feel like I had a taste of what love could be.

 

 

 I know that my funds are starting to get real low and I’m not much studio time I can buy. There’s been a price rise and I think this might be my last session until I can gather enough funds to buy more time. I’m giving it my all today.

 

 

 

Afterwards I was joined by my friend Tom in the hallway.  I could tell by the look in his face that he was impressed.

“What’s gotten into you? You sounded on point today. The emotion was real.”

“Ohh.. I met a guy this weekend.”

“Aww Kaia has a boyfriend haha.”

“Oh please.. Things are early. It sucks that he lives in my hometown, Star City.”

“Long distance, that gotta suck. I hope he treats you well cause I like what I heard today.”

“I just wish it was enough to impress, Louis.”

 

 

 

 “Louis doesn’t care about talent apparently. He just signed some girl just cause she’s hot. She sounds like a pig stuck in a tunnel. I just wished he signed you on. You got something there.”

“I gotta have an angle according to him. If I was an alien or fake being one then he could work with me.”

“Honestly its his loss. Maybe you’ll be found by someone else.”

“I wish..”

“Well I can help with that.”

“What do you mean?”

“Dynasty is looking for a lounge singer, the regular will be on tour for 2 months. They need someone to fill her spot until then. I spoke with Tiara and gave her a good word about you. She would love if you audition.” 

 

 

 

 “Oh wow thanks. Well I could use the money honestly. I don’t think I can pay for anymore time. I knew at some point I would need to get a job.”

“I think this would be great for you. Music producer often visit Dynasty while they are in town. Maybe one with good sense would discover you.”

“That would be nice.. But I’m not going to hold my breath.”

“Kaia, you know your sound is awesome and you got some real talent. Just believe in yourself a little more.”

“I try..”

 

 

 

 “So you will audition?”

“Yeah, it wouldn’t hurt to try.”

“I know you’ll be picked. Trust me, they know talent when they hear it. They don’t have their head up their ass like my boss.”

“I hope I will be good enough. It’s kinda been my dream to a lounge singer at Dynasty.”

“Your dream is about to be a reality. Trust me.”

“Thanks. Thanks for being so supportive. You’re a true friend.”

 

 

 

 The next day I headed to Dynasty to audition. I was nervous about it but remembered Tom’s kind words. I met up with Tiara and the others in the lounge area. I though about Mason as I sang and was hired on the spot. I was told that I was a tall glass of ice cold lemonade on a summer day. Refreshing. I was never told that I was refreshing, but they said I was the best that came in.

I texted Tom telling him that I got it. He knew I had it and congratulated me. I sent Mason telling him the good news and he was happy for me. I was happy but did remember that this was only temporary. This gig will only last for 2 months before I need to find something real. I just hope to be discovered within these 2 months. 

 

 

 

 I came home and found myself staring at a picture of my mom. Mimi wanted to hang up but I was on the fence about it. Why keep a photo of someone whom you don’t remember and who had walked away from you? But as I stared at the photo longer, I could see the love in her eyes was she smiled at Mordecai. I started to get the feeling that my mom didn’t walk away by choice. What happen to my mother?

 

 

 

 I spent hours searching about my mother. I checked the archives on Starlight Bay’s news sites to see if there were abductions around the time I was a baby. I really didn’t find anything going around that time. There was abduction of a woman about a year after my mother went missing. The woman was found barely alive but pulled through. I hate to think if something awful had happen to my mother.

I wonder why my dad never look into filing a missing person report. But my dad said his baby mamas tend to just leave him with the kids. He didn’t think much of it. Daddy didn’t think much of anything.. just only with the thing between his legs.

 

 

 

 The only info that I had about my mother was her name. I finally found something. She has a Facepage account and I was able to look at her profile. She lives in Storybrook and she married a guy named Aric Mason and they had a couple of kids. I couldn’t believe my eyes, here she is alive and well with a new family. They looked so happy in the pictures. 

I started to get angry the more I browse through her profile. It’s almost like she forgot about Morde, Mimi and I. I see nothing hints that she wonders about us. I slammed my laptop close and stood up. I was about to go yank the photo of her in the living but I stopped myself. Mimi likes the photo, it makes her happy. If remove it, Mimi might have a melt down.  For Mimi’s sake I’ll leave the photo up and not tell her about me finding our mother’s Facepage profile. But I’m still curious about what’s the other part of me.. Only my mother knows..

 

 

Montigo Extensions: Bruce Lee – Update 6

 It was Christmas morning and I was looking forwarded into spend time with my new family. Lakey went to go see her family 2 days before, she didn’t bother telling me bye. She just packed her things, got into her car and leave. I was a bit hurt by it.

 

 

 

 I invited Linza over so she didn’t have to spend this day alone. Her plans to go see her family fell through and I figure it was the right thing to do.. I do feel a little nervous about having her over, honestly. We really haven’t seen each other since the night we took things too far. But we can’t pretend that night didn’t happen. We gotta face each other at some point.

 

 

 “Thanks for inviting me over. I was just gonna stuff my face with ice cream and watch Christmas movies all day.”

“We can’t have you doing that. I think you’ll get along with them.. Leda seems nice, so I figure the rest would be the same.”

“I hope so. But Bruce.. Look up.”

“Why?”

“Look at what we are standing under.”

“Oh…that.”

“You know what that means. You gotta kiss me. It’s the Christmas the rules ya know.”

“Ha ha ha ha.”

 

 

 “So..”

“Well if it’s a kiss you want. Then a kiss you shall get.”

“Aww how cute.”

“You have soft hands.”

“Thanks. I’ve been trying out this new lo-“

 

 

———

 

 Linza and I got started on the cooking. It wouldn’t be long before the others arrive. Cooking with her was fun, although she kept teasing me about my cooking skills. I didn’t know much about cooking since I usually just used my magic. But when I was a teen, Lois tried to teach me a few times. I never had the best luck at it. I managed to burn water but over the times I got better.

 

 

 A few hours later, there was a knock on the door. I knew it was them, I greeted my new family and introduce Linza to them.

 

 

 

I didn’t get a chance to say much to Echo and Xavier. Leda’s mother Fraine made Echo and Xavier march to the kitchen table to write their essays. Apparently they got in trouble for misbehaving during the road trip.

“This is your fault. You’re a butt face.”

“Was not, you little shrimp. You kept putting your feet on my side!”

“My feet were on my side! You kept putting yours in my space!”

“Whatever, just know that this war is not over.”

“I’m gonna tell mom.”

“You’re such a tattle telling twerp!”

“Mommmmmm! Echo called me a tattle telling twerp!”

 

 

 As soon as everyone was settled in, we all mingle and got to know each other. I was surprised that Leda’s daughter, Valeri had quickly taken a liking towards me. She walked towards me and reached her little arms up. I picked her up and she tells me hi. So far she’s a sweet little girl but she kinda reminds me of Luna.

 

 

 “What are doing?!”

“Nothing! Mind your business!”

“You better not be setting up another one of your traps! For fucks sake, Echo. We are guest. Can you stop your shit for one day?!”

“I wasn’t doing anything!”

“That’s bull Echo! You’re always up to something!”

“But I wasn’t this time! I swear!”

“Well just so you know… I’m watching you, sister.”

“Well you’re gonna be bored if you think you’ll catch me being sneaky.”

 

 

Dinner was ready and we all gathered into the kitchen to eat together.

 

 

 It was nice, it kinda reminded me of all the dinners I had back when I was a kid. Sitting down together, talking about anything in general and some playful teasing. I was having a great time with my family.

 

 

 Soon after dinner, we all opened our gifts together. Xavier was a bit impatient during dinner. He just wanted to open his gifts like any other child. It made me smile as he and Valeri opened their gifts. I can’t wait until my son’s first Christmas. 

 

 

After finished opening our gifts, we all went outside to play in the snow.

 

 

 

 “These winters here always remind me of my home. However they aren’t as cold but they are still nice. I want to thank you again for inviting us.”

“You’re welcome, Fraine. It’s nice having you all here. Forgive if I sound rude but what are you?”

“Adonact.”

“Cool but can I ask you something?”

“You want to know why I stole your father’s sample. I guess I should explain myself. I always been interest of the Navox since learning about them when I came to this planet. Finding love here would be difficult because of who I am but a Navox would be easier to pursuit. They love all things, right? However coming across one was impossible. Your kind is new, your kind is rare. But when I came across your father in the database, I struck gold. Why not just have Navox children? I am unlikely to come across a Navox anyways. I have 3 wonderful children from your father’s sample. I was shocked when Leda told me she found you. I can finally meet a Navox, I can finally meet the donor. Please tell me that your father is single.”

“Well yeah but I’m not sure if you’ll get a kick with dating a comatose male.”

“I see. I figure I should at least ask. He has brothers? Single brothers?” 

“Ha ha ha, yeah my dad has brothers. Single.. I dunno honestly. But I know one is married.”

 

 

 “Linza is a nice lady. I see why you’re falling in love with her.”

“What? No.. No.. I’m not.. I’m engaged to Lakey.. We’re gonna have a baby and I love her. Linza is just my best friend. Nothing more.. nothing less.”

“Bruce, You cannot kid me. I know love when I see it. But I am confused of you saying that you love Lakey. How can you love a woman whom you do not like? Clearly this “love” for Lakey isn’t the same love you have for Linza. You stay cause you feel it is the right thing to do. But Bruce, do not deny your heart for what it really wants.”

“Look Fraine, I dunno where you’re getting these ideas from but I really do love Lakey. I stay cause I love her. We are in a rough patch but we will work things out.”

“Bruce, you should not lie to yourself. This rough patch is just the start of the downfall. Things will not improve. You can save yourself heart break by following your heart. You are falling for Linza. You’re a Navox, you know love, you know I speak the truth. Linza is falling in love with you too.”

“But Fraine… I just can’t leave Lakey. I know if we work out things, find a middle ground, we can last. I do like Linza but I can’t be with her.”

“Bruce, you already have one foot out of the door. You know this to be true. It’s written all over your face. I see it whenever you look at Linza.”

“Wha-what? You know about what we did?”

“It’s obvious. But Bruce I must warn you. If you prolong things, the outcome will be dire. So please, follow your heart. Now.”

 

 

We all came in for a little bit to have come hot cocoa and chat a little. I was a little quiet cause I was thinking about what Fraine me. To be honest… there’s some truth to it. And that scares me.

 

 

 

 It’s true, I know love and I know it well. I know the love I have for Lakey isn’t the same as the love I have for Linza. To be honest, I was never in love with Lakey although I do love her. It was the type of love you would have for a long time friend. I stayed with Lakey cause I thought maybe I would eventually fall in love with her. 

I admire Leda and Sylar’s relationship. I can see they are in love with each other. Sylar seems okay but honestly I’m kinda nervous about him. I mean from what I know, he’s covered with tats, owns a bike, has a rock band called Skinny White Boy. He said his goal in life is to be a rock star and believes his band is the next big thing. However the one good quality is that he has a real job, he’s a fire fighter but often loot from the fire victims homes.

Leda must see some good in him at least cause she’s in love with him and the feeling is mutual. That should matter, right? 

 

 

But yeah… I am falling for Linza. We spend a lot of time together.. Lakey has been so distant with me and that brought me closer to Linza.

 

 

 

 But should I really follow my heart now?

 

 

 

——-

 

 

“Hey Bruce.. Long time, no see. You remember me right? I hope you didn’t think you saw the last of me.”

Montigo Extensions: Bruce-Lee – Update 5

 Linza came over soon after I called. I greeted her with hug, she could tell that I was upset. I told her about my fight with Lakey and she thought it was ridiculous.

 

 

 “We should do something to cheer you up.”

“I know what we could do. I can show you my personal hang out.”

“Oh the room where Lakey said you kept all the bad stuff in?”

“Ha ha ha. Yeah the room with all the bad stuff.”

“Oh cool, we can go chill in there.”

 

 

 “Would you like a martini?”

“Sure, I remember you making some good ones at the bar. Ladies night hasn’t been the same for that last 2 weeks.”

“I’m taking a little break but I’ll be back. I promise.”

“I hope so cause John can’t make those fancy drinks like you can, city boy.”

“Ha ha ha. At least someone likes what I do.”

 

 

 I was showing all of the things that Lakey hated to Linza. I wanted to show her my DJing skills and I think she was impressed. She danced a little, told me I was good. It made me feel good about myself. For once someone is supporting my talents.

 

 

 “So do you know where she went?”

“No idea. She told me to not to worry. She probably went to a friend’s.”

“It’s pretty ridiculous that she’s getting mad over something so pointless. This room is harmless. Why does she hate the city so much? Didn’t live in Star City too?”

“Yeah, Lakey was abandoned by her birth mother when she was an infant. She was a big time party girl and didn’t have time for motherhood. Her mother was going to medical school but the city changed her. Lakey feels that staying in the city will turn her into something awful like her birth mother. She died at the age of 27 of a drug overdose.”

“That sounds awful but the city doesn’t turn everyone into druggies. It’s the choices that you make. Why doesn’t she realize that?”

“I dunno… I probably should had fought harder on relocating here. I just give her whatever she wants. I just wanted her to be happy.”

“And what about your happiness? It doesn’t sound like she cares about yours.”

“Maybe when she has time to think, she’ll realize she’s been selfish.”

 

 

 “You deserve to be happy. It’s only fair.”

“I know but I think things will be better..”

“And what if it’s not? I notice you haven’t been happy. I don’t think you ever been happy since I’ve met you.”

“It’s cause I haven’t… I don’t belong here.. This doesn’t feel like home but Lakey loves this place.”

“Bruce…”

“Yes?”

 

 

 “Any woman would be lucky to have you. You’re a great guy with a kind soul. But if she refuses to make you happy, then she doesn’t deserve you.”

“I like how you’re supportive and do care about my happiness.”

“I care about you, Bruce.”

“You do?”

“Yes..”

 

 

——–

 

 

I know this is so wrong…..

 

 

 

 But it feels so right…

 

 

 

 “We shouldn’t have done that…”

“I know.. It was crazy but I couldn’t stop myself, Bruce. You’re just so-“

“Irresistible. I know.. Honestly I couldn’t myself either. There’s something about you.”

“Me? There’s nothing special about me.”

“That’s where you’re wrong. You’re a wonderful woman with a heart of gold but we can’t do this.. It’s not fair to Lakey.. I still love her.”

“But you’re unhappy… You can’t have a healthy relationship if you’re unhappy.”

“True… But..we can’t do this.. I’m sorry.”

“I understand..” 

 

 

 Linza went home afterwards. I watched to make sure she got home okay. About a week ago, she moved into the house across from us. Things will be kinda awkward now, especially since she lives across the street.

 

 

 I thought about what Linza said and she’s right but I can’t just drop everything with Lakey cause Linza is more supportive. We’re about to bring a child into this world.. I don’t want my child to be raised into a broken family.

 

 

 

 Christmas was a week away and it was time to make plans. I’ve been speaking with Leda and she seems pretty excited about spending Christmas here.

 

 

 Lakey and I made up since our fight. She did realize she was being silly and a bit selfish but she still isn’t on board with my business plan. I hope in due time, she’ll come around.

 

 

 

 “Christmas is around the corner and I’ve been meaning to tell you about my sister Leda and her family. They’ll coming to spend it with us.”

“That’s not gonna work out.”

“What do you mean?”

“We’re gonna see my family.”

“I don’t remember agreeing to that.”

 

 

 “I haven’t spent Christmas with them in while and I think we should go.”

“Well I do wanna get to know Leda and her family.”

“Yeah, you can do that next year. We are going to see my family.”

“Lakey….”

 

 

 

 “I’m not being selfish! It’s only fair if we see my family.”

“And what about mine?”

“You can call them or whatever but I already told my mother that we were coming.”

“When were you going to tell me about our plans?”

“Soon.. You’re always busy with school. You can tell your new sister, maybe next year.”

 

 

 “Lakey, no.”

“No what?”

“I don’t wanna argue with you. We been doing well lately but I don’t wanna spend the holidays with your family. I wanna stay home with you.”

“I’m sorry that you don’t wanna go but I am. With or without you.”

 

 

Lakey headed to bed. She was bitter that I didn’t want to go see her family. I was annoyed that she was being selfish and not realizing it. My mood was lighten up when I received a message from Linza. I wonder if she would like with spend Christmas with me and Leda’s family.

Montigo Extensions: Bruce-Lee – Update 4

 I got up usually early on a Thursday. My classes didn’t start until 4PM, I usually just sleep in since I work late on Wednesday. But today I agreed to meet with the strange alien girl, Leda who is my half-sister. She lives 6 hours away from me, I figure we should hang out before she heads back home. Lakey was still asleep, I didn’t get a chance of where I’ll be. I figure I’ll just send her text.

 

 

 Leda wanted to meet at Sticky Stuff for breakfast. I never been here before but I heard good things about this place. I know how Lakey has been dying to come here but I keep blowing her off. I kinda feel guilty coming here without her. I did want to bring her along but she looked so peaceful sleeping and she’s been having a hard time sleep cause of the baby. She wakes up a million times during the night to pee.

 

 

Leda was already there, browsing through the fresh baked goods. It smelt like heaven in there. I could hear my stomach growling. The sweet aroma that filled the air drives a genie’s stomach insane with hunger. I made some small talk with Leda before finding a table to dine at.

 

 

 

“I’m ready if you are. I feel like I’m dying.”

“Yeah sure, we can order something now.”

“Great! My boyfriend thinks I’m dramatic when I’m hungry but he doesn’t understand.”

“Yeah, my lady thinks the same thing.”

“It’s nice to know someone who understands a genie’s hunger.”

“I bet so.”

 

 

 “So whatcha plan on ordering?”

“This strawberry cobbler sounds interesting. I love strawberries and I love cobblers. So why not. How about you?”

“Hmmm, I wanna try something different and strange.”

“Like what?”

“I’m this Kahlo fruit pie would be interesting.”

“Ahhh, the fruit of life. You know that fruit was created by the first tribe of the Gaivania genies?”

“No but that sounds like something Earth genies would create. I hope it’s sweet enough for a Navox tongue.” 

 

 

 “Any good for ya?”

“Not bad, honestly. I thought it might be a little tart but it’s sweet.”

“My sister would eat it. She would eat anything, I swear.”

“You have a sister? How many?”

“Well she’s your sister too. She’s an annoying 15 year old weirdo. Her name is Echo, she has hair like you and the same blue eyes like you. We also have a little brother named Xavier. He’s 7, a total sweetheart unlike Echo who is a brat. We all lived together at home…it’s crazy and all. Plus my boyfriend and daughter added to the mix.”

“So your mother made more kids with dad’s stolen sample?”

“Yes, she plans for more children. But honestly she should just find a husband and have children like most earthlings. Mother insists that all of her children should be fathered by the same man. My mom is kinda weird.”

 

 

 “She couldn’t be any weirder than mine. She started a long term relationship with my brother when he was only 14. She died almost 5 years ago. She also had 2 kids by my brother too. So it’s strange. You mention you have a daughter? How old are you? You seem kinda young.”

“I’ll be 19 soon, my daughter Valeri just turned 2. I had her young…but I’m still with her father. He just moved in. My mother kinda doesn’t like him cause he’s older than me and she’s still not thrilled with the whole having a teenage daughter with a baby thing. But I’m almost 19 now, I hope things will get better. Sylar is a great guy and he treats me well. How long have you been with your lady?”

“Since we were 17.  We are 32 now. Seems like forever.”

“Awww! That’s sweet. Why together for so long and not married yet?”

“We had plans but a month before our wedding, dad lost his fiancée a day before the wedding. We felt the timing was awful.. We haven’t set another date since. We just been enjoying ourselves. But now that she’s pregnant.. She probably wants to push it.” 

 

 

 

 “You kinda sound like you don’t wanna get married.”

“Well I do but….”

“Not with her?”

“I love Lakey, I care about her but I’m not sure if she’s the one.. I can’t believe that I just admitted that.. But it’s how I feel honestly.. I know she would just die if she heard me say that.”

“I might be kinda young but don’t stick around if you’re not feeling it. Go find someone who you feel is the one. Ya know the saying, follow your heart!”

“I thought she was but over time, I just don’t feel the same way like I use to. Ever since we moved here, I don’t feel the same way like I once did. She dragged me out here cause she wanted to get away from city life but I love the city. This is a nice quiet town to settle and raise a family in but I don’t belong here. I wanna own a night club, I wanna DJ just like dad once did. I wanna be like dad.”

“So dad was a great guy? Tell me some things about him. I would love to meet him.”

 

 

 “Dad had a lot of flaws but overall I think he’s a great guy. He taught me how to make a dirty martini when I was 8. He also taught me how to pick up ladies when I was 3. I was mainly a tool since I was a cute little Asian boy. I would pretend that I lost my dad and needed help finding him. I pretty much helped my dad make younger siblings. Other than that, he lead me into the world of music with showing me how to DJ and produce my own music. He also got me into mechanics. We use to attend car shows that came into town. I didn’t know my dad was into cars. His ladies man way overshadowed a lot of his interests. On the weekends, we would visit the garage and work on a car together. Just me and him, it was the only time I could spend time with him. I mean there was so many of us.”

“Dad sounds interesting. I always wanted to know about him. All I know is his name and blood type. You think he would be weird out if he meets me? I mean me being a lab baby.”

“I dunno… I dunno if you will get that chance to meet him. He had an accident late last month. He’s in a coma.”

“Oh.. my.. That’s a serious thing for our kinda.. He has a year to awake before it’s permanent….”

“It’s only been a few weeks. I hope he awakes long before then.” 

 

 

 “Hopefully before your baby comes. He can’t miss out on the little guy’s life.”

“Little guy?”

“Oh my bad.. I probably shouldn’t spoiled that for you. Sometimes I forget you non alien types can’t detect the gender early on like we can…”

“I don’t mind knowing soon. I can win the bet now. So you detected that Lakey is having a boy? You sure it’s a boy?”

“Yes, I’m positive. I knew Val was a girl when I first conceived.”

“I’m gonna have dad’s first grandson. So far everyone has had a daughter. And now yours, that makes it 7 little girls.”

“Girl power! Speaking of my daughter, I should return home. Sylar said that she misses me. But it was nice hanging out. I hope to get to know you more soon.”

“How about Christmas? It’s around the corner.”

“That sounds like a cool idea.”

 

 

 It was nice spending time with Leda. We exchanged numbers so we could chat and get to know each other better. We hugged before parting ways. I hope Lakey would be okay with having Leda and her family with us for Christmas. But I got this feeling that she’ll be against it..

 

 

 I decided to head to the library instead of going home. I had a project that I needed to work on and Lakey might be a distraction. Lately she hasn’t been understanding when it came to my studies. While I do my homework or study, she wants to chat, or spills her worries about ridiculous things. At the beginning she was supportive but now she wants me to drop everything for her.

I guess it’s my fault. I always did drop everything for her and I see she’s now taking advantage it. Or maybe it’s baby? I remember dad telling me that women can get a bit demanding when pregnant. He said the baby makes them crazy. I didn’t believe him but maybe he was right.

There’s been a quick shift with Lakey’s moods and attitude in the past weeks. Slightly more pushy, whiny, and needy. She needs me around a lot and I try but with school and work… It’s hard. She thinks I dislike the baby but in reality…it’s cause  of how she’s been acting..

 

 

 

I ran into Linza at the library. She was doing a little studying and I was happy to see her. We chatted for a little before she asked me if I wanted to study for an upcoming test with her. She admits that she hasn’t been doing that well and could use the extra help. I told her that I didn’t mind studying with her, I do enjoy her company.

 

 

 Studying went well, it was nice and quiet there. I think I will do pretty well on the test. However my phone buzzed a few times. I tried to ignore it but I knew it had to be Lakey. I knew I had to answer but I really needed studied.

 

 

 I read one of the texts that Lakey sent me. I forgot that she wanted to go shopping for the baby today. She was wondering where was I. I told her that I was studying for test that’s tomorrow. She replied back “Whatever.” which kinda annoyed me. I tried to not let that bothered me cause I needed to focus.

 

 

 I also had a project that was due on Monday and I worked on it after I studied with Linza for a while. As I work, Lakey kept texting me, telling me to come home but I just couldn’t do that. She wasn’t understanding that I really needed to do my things for school and it was starting to get annoying.

 

 

The first snow came down today. It wasn’t long before the grounds were blanketed of snow.  As I watched the snow fall, I remember all the times it snowed when I was a kid. I use to have snowball fights with my brothers, sister and my dad.

I remember building an igloo with PC, L2, Morde and Greta.  After we were done, we pretended it was a fort that protected us from the snow yeti. Greta pretended to be the yeti and tried to get us. I had fond memories of my childhood.  I hope for my son to have the same. However I have doubt it when I live in a town that I don’t feel like I belong in. I’m uncomfortable. Now I find myself questioning my relationship with Lakey…

 

 

After class I wanted to hang out with Linza for a bit. We both could use a break from our studies. I thought it would be nice to play in the snow. It’s been years since I’ve seen snow.

 

 

—–

 

 

 Afterwards I invited Linza over, I kinda want Linza to meet Lakey so she wouldn’t start getting jealous. I thought maybe if they were friends, things would be a bit easier.

 

 

However Lakey wasn’t home. She left a note saying she went to go see a movie with friends. I made some hot cocoa for us and we chatted for a while before she went home.

 

 

 Over the next couple of weeks, Linza and I hung out a lot. We watched movies, played video games, visited the bar and studied together. She was quickly becoming my best friend. It’s something that I needed.

 

 

However my attempts to have Lakey socialize with Linza has failed. She shows no interest, she often ignores her.  When I ask about it, Lakey changes the subject…

 

 

 

——

 

 

 “Hmm, I guess he forgot to lock his man cave. I wonder what does he do in this place..”

 

 

 

——

 

 

—–

 

 

 “I saw it!”

“You saw what? What are you talking about?!”

“Your secret man room! You got a bar and a DJ booth in there! I thought you were gonna give that stuff up!”

“There’s nothing wrong with the things in my man cave! Why are you upset about it?!”

“Because it reminds you of the city! We came here to forget about that! I don’t want nothing of the city in this house. I want all of your stuff gone!”

“There is no way I’m getting rid of my hobbies! It’s what keeps me sane!” 

 

 

 “Well when was you gonna tell me the truth about your plans!”

“What?!”

“I saw your business plan on your computer! About starting a night club!”

“That was for school! It was one of my assignments! But yeah I would like to make that into a reality!”

“We are about to have a child! You need real plans! Most night clubs fail within the first 6 months! You have a better chance in opening a garage! This town could use a place like that!”

“Who said that I can’t have both?! I can open a garage here and I can open a night club in the city near by! I know I can! I just wished you would be more supportive of my dreams!”

“I would if they was a little more realistic!”

 

 

 

Lakey stormed out, telling me to not worry about where she was. I was pretty heated about our argument and gave Linza a call.

“Hey, can you come over for a bit? I need a friend right now.”

 

 

Montigo Extensions: Bruce-Lee – Update 3

 It’s been a few months since I last spoke to you all. There’s been a few changes since then. Since learning about Lakey’s pregnancy, I decided it was best to enrolled into the community college in town. I’m working full time at the dive bar.

Although, Lakey rather I work somewhere with better benefits. I told her I would look but I haven’t. The bar owner works with my school schedule just so he could keep me. Word got around about my drink mixing skills, it brings business. My boss notice an increase of female visitors. They often come in to flirt and chat with me. My boss jokes about my irresistible aura, how it’s bringing all these females. He has no clue that it’s true. My aura does attract females. I often chat with them about me growing up in Star City, then they started to request “fancier” drinks since knowing where I’m from. They are impressed with a city boy and would love to have a moment of feeling like a classy lady from Star City. I’m now making up martinis, stocking up on wine and party cocktails.

Honestly my boss wasn’t thrill about the drink type request but it was bringing in females. And when females come, men will too. It wasn’t long until business was booming. Ladies order appletinis, men order glasses of whiskey, my boss no longer cared… However Lakey did.. She doesn’t like the idea of females being flirty with me but that comes with the job. Flirt with the bartender to get a free drink.

I like my job at the bar, it keeps my mind off of things. It’s been a week since I was told about my dad falling into a coma. Its hard on me cause he’s all I got, he’s the only parent that I known. The only parent who actually loved and cared about me… At least Lakey has been supportive.

 

 

My day started early, my first class of the day started at 8 AM. I made my coffee like usual, I figure I should make enough for Lakey but I keep forgetting about the baby. I made her some organic tea which she enjoys, it helps with nausea and all. The pregnancy is going well and she isn’t as sick as she was earlier. I really haven’t thought much about the baby to be honest. I want to be happy about he or she, but I’m not sure if I’m ready. My dad wasn’t ready when I was born. I’m afraid that I won’t be ready either. Lakey is excited and all she does is talk about the baby..

 

 

 “Thanks for the tea, honey. You didn’t have to make me any.”

“I know but I’m just being a good boyfriend.”

“You’re a great boyfriend and you’re gonna be a great daddy.”

“Yeah…”

“Don’t be modest, you know it’s true. We really haven’t talked about baby names.”

“You wanna talk about names now?”

 

 

 “Why not? This baby is coming in May and before you know.. It’s May!”

“I know.. But I still think we got time before we can start thinking about names.”

“What’s with you lately? Whenever I mention about the baby, you seem like you don’t wanna talk about it. Is there something wrong?”

“No..it’s just.. I got a lot on my mind.”

 

 

 “Oh.. I can understand. Your dad.. I’m really sorry to hear about him. I was hoping maybe talking about the baby would cheer you up a bit. Your dad is going to wake up, you know that.”

“I don’t know.. We been through this before with my sister Mimi. She was in a coma for 7 years, she isn’t the same person when she woke up. That’s what I’m really afraid of when he wakes up. He might not be the same man who I know…”

“Oh sweetie.. I do remember about your sister. I think it was different in her case, she was really young and her brain was still developing. I know people who suffer a traumatic injury will have issues with memory. You could help him remember who the man he was.”

“It’s different with genies.. We are immortal but I can still lose my dad if he wakes up as a different man. I’ll grief the dad that I once known…”

“Oh.. I have faith that your dad will still be your dad. I hope you’ll have faith too..”

“I’m trying…” 

 

 

I had 45 minutes before I needed to head to school. I checked my email to see if there’s been any change with my dad. Sadly there was nothing new but I got an email from my sister Luna. I haven’t heard from her in ages. She’s doing well and telling me how she’s in the program in Arcadia. I knew she wasn’t much of a fan of earth so it was no surprise when I read her email. However I was surprised of how she ended her email.

 

 

 “Hey BL,

I know its been forever since I last chatted with ya but just letting you know that I’m in the colony program in Arcadia since the one in Lunar L. got shut down. I’m just settling in and its pretty nice. I’m not alone like I would hope. Lilah was approved for some insane reason, she was housed with me along with Dia, Toshi and Toshi’s girlfriend. Oh and Toshi is a daddy too. The kid is cute but annoying. Not as annoying as Lilah and Dia. I swear if I had a rocket, I would launch them into the sun together.

But anyway, I’m taking your advice you gave me back when we were teens about joining the science field. You know how I felt about it. It’s such an alien stereotype but honestly I have interest in geology and meteorology. You always known that.. I’m gonna do that. Studying rocks and the atmosphere. I still hope a meteor lands on our old science teacher. My first day at the lab starts in a couple of days. I just wanna say thanks for encouraging me into going for this. I think my life has meaning now. I miss you all back on earth…even our dad.. I know he was never my favorite person but I could never wish a coma on him.. Please keep me in the loop about him. I care…about all of you..

PS: You might have a strange visitor coming your way. Don’t be like dad, keep your dick in your pants. She’s one of us! Things would be kinda awkward if you don’t…

Luna.”

 

 

I wasn’t sure what the end of Luna’s email means. She was never direct about certain things. I didn’t much of it and headed to school.

 

 

 

I only had a couple of classes that day. My last classes ended a little bit after 2 PM. It was lunchtime and I figure I should go have lunch with Lakey somewhere. She’s been cooped up in the house alone a lot since I work and go to school. I don’t see her much which makes her upset. However since going to school here, I made a new friend who I have a few classes with. Her name is Linza, she’s from Sundale but only moved here to care for a sick great-aunt who recently passed. I keep her company as she griefs her lost. Lakey isn’t a fan of me hanging out with Linza a lot but she’s my study buddy though. Plus Linza and I have something in common, we’re going through a rough patch..

 

 

 “Trying to run off I see.”

“I’m getting a bit hungry. I gotta get to the food ya know.”

“Oh you genies and food. I hope Lakey is a good cook.”

“She does okay.”

“Speaking of food, wanna get lunch at Twin Lakes?”

“Well I was gonna have lunch with Lakey today.”

“Oh..Today is half price on steak and eggs dinners but I guess you better have lunch with your woman.”

 

 

 “Half priced steak you say?”

“Yep.”

“You know how I love steak. Now my mouth is watering for steak.”

“Text your lady and tell her to meet us.”

“Lakey is on an organic diet for the baby. There’s nothing she can eat there.”

“That sucks. Maybe another time?”

“I’m sure Lakey won’t mind if I have lunch with a friend..”

“Okay, cool!”

 

 

I sent Lakey saying I was having lunch with a friend, she said it was okay and she already had lunch with one of her friends an hour ago. I told Linza that Lakey was okay with it and we headed towards our favorite diner.

 

 

 

 “So whatcha gonna get this time, Lin?”

“Hmm.. I’m thinking of the baby bella mushroom and spinach omelet. It has romano and parmesan cheese in it too.”

“Ooh, sounds fancy.”

“I am fancy, ha ha ha!”

“I’m getting something with steak of course. Oh and I want some fries, apple pie and a shake too. I wonder if they have some good cheesecake.”

“Geeze man, how does your lady feed you?”

“I got magic food, ha ha.”

 

 

 “I know you’re taking all business courses but you never mention about your goal. I’m kinda curious if you don’t mind me asking.”

“Well BL, I originally wanted to know about the world of business. I wanted to get into marketing like my biological mother. She thinks I have what it takes for the world of marketing. However my one of my dads think I should be a doctor like him ha ha ha. But I’m rethinking my goal now.” 

“Why so? Did your doctor dad get to you?”

“No. Since my great-aunt’s passing, I’ve come into some money. I wanna be my own boss.. Have my own business.”

“Oh really? Like what?”

“A night club.”

“Seriously?”

 

 

 “I know it sounds silly and I won’t be as rich as my doctor dad or my VP marketing mother but my other dad was once a successful night club owner. He was content with his career choice, he loved it, he enjoyed. My doctor dad isn’t too thrill with it but my club owner dad’s choice of making a living but he did well. Doctor dad was always busy with his work, so my daddy decided to party but he was a good boy. He stayed faithful to doctor dad.”

“It sounds like fun and I’m curious why you want a night club.”

“Like I said, he had a successful club in Star City. You heard of The Edge, right?”

“Yeah, my dad use to DJ there. One of your dads was the owner? Whoa.. It’s a small world.”

“Oh yeah, daddy loved to party. When his granddad passed, he used the money to started the club. It’s where he met doctor dad at. They fell in love and a house in Sundale. Later they asked their close friend to be a surrogate mommy. My dads wanted a baby and my mom’s career was too important to stop for motherhood. However she wanted her legacy to carry on. So here I am, it’s a win-win. The dads got a baby, my mom’s legacy will live on. And I want to carry on my dad’s legacy. I wanna buy back his night club. He sold it cause he wanted to retire.”

“Oh now I understand. You wanna learn how to manage it before buying it back into your family. Gotcha. I really love that you’re doing that.”

 

 

 “I haven’t told my parents yet. I hope they’ll like the idea too and be supportive too. But I loved going clubbing at The Edge back when I lived in the Valley county. I lived in Sundale but partied in Star City on the weekends. I spent most of my twenties living it up there. What are your goals?”

“Well… I want to start up my own night club too. I love to bartend and I’m starting to like DJing. I kinda wanna be like my dad. Its his dream to own a night club, he likes to drink and party. I like to do the same. I always looked up to my dad as a kid. I feel if I own a night club, he’ll be proud of me.”

“I’m sure your dad is already proud of you. You’re an awesome guy.”

“Yeah? I’m not sure about that…sometimes. I know my dad would be all supportive about me owning a club but it’s Lakey. She hates she hates the idea. She thinks my business management courses are about me owning a gym but it’s not.”

“Oh..wow.. You know at some point you’re gonna have to tell her your plans.”

“I know but I just don’t know how or when. She doesn’t know about my passion for DJing. I keep it a secret from her, she doesn’t like anything that reminds her of the city. It’s reasons why we are here.”

“She doesn’t know about your about DJing either? It’s not good to have secrets in yourself relationship.”

 

 

 “I know.. But I know she won’t support it. I love music, I love dancing, I love partying, I just love the night life. That’s who am I, that’s the only life I know. I come from a family of party animals, my grandmother was once a stripper. Me living here in the small town is kinda depressing. I just don’t feel like I can be myself here.”

“Sounds like you can’t be yourself in your relationship. And honestly… I don’t think you’re happy. You really don’t talk about the baby. I also notice how you don’t smile much either.”

“I love Lakey. I love my unborn baby.”

“But are you happy?”

“Well… I know I’ll be happy once I hold my child..”

“Bruce, you didn’t answer my question. Are you happy?”

“Generally, yes. As with Lakey… I’m not sure..”

“You’re not sure? Hmm..”

“….. I got a lot on my mind. I told you about my dad. It’s making me depressed.. It makes me unsure about things.”

“Well if you say so..”

 

 

 

 “Lunch was nice like always. We should do this again soon. I like hanging out with you, Bruce.”

“I had fun too, Lin. We should but I’ll be honest.. Lakey is getting a little jealous. So maybe not so much?”

“I figured.. There’s no rules saying she can’t be my friend too. All three of us need to hang out. If she gets to know me more, then she might like me.”

“Maybe, but I’ll see ya later.”

“Okay, take care Bruce.”

“You too, Lin.”

 

 

 I did enjoy my lunch with Linza which carried on for 2 hours. I enjoy getting to know her and liked how she has the same goal as me. But Linza made me think about things. Am I not happy with Lakey? She is right about me not being able to be myself with Lakey. I won’t be happy if I can’t be myself with her. Keeping secrets isn’t a good thing either but I’m just not sure what am I’m gonna do. I love her, yes but am I happy being with her? Honestly, I just don’t know.

 

 

Naturally Lakey wasn’t too happy when I returned. I just had a two hour lunch and that leaves me just an hour left with Lakey before I gotta go to work.

“Where were you? I thought you were going out for lunch after class?”

“I did but I guess I lost track of time. I’m sorry.”

“Bruce, I never really get to see you that much anymore. What’s going on with you?”

“Nothing. I am sorry. I promised I’ll come home sooner tomorrow.”

“I miss you. I just wish that we could spend a little more time together.”

“I know. My shift doesn’t start ’til 6. I got an hour to do anything with you.”

“An hour isn’t enough… You seem so distant lately and you don’t like talking about the baby. It makes me think there’s something wrong.”

 

 

 

 “I’m so sorry. It’s just with school and work.. my mind is clouded.. Now with my dad in a coma… I’m gonna make it up to you.”

“Sometimes I think that you don’t want this baby…”

“What? Of course I want this baby.. I’m still wrapping my mind around the idea of fatherhood.”

“So you do love this baby?”

“Yes, of course I love the baby.”

“Maybe tomorrow we can check out that cute baby shop?”

“Yeah, sure. Whatever you wanna do.”

 

 

 It was getting close for me to head to the bar. I dressed and ready. Lakey was still a little mopey and followed me into our bedroom. I know she doesn’t want me to go in but I really don’t have a choice with a baby on the way.

“Bruce?”

“Yeah?”

“How long is your shift for tonight?”

“I’m closing again.”

“So until 2 AM?”

“Yeah..”

“You know that I really don’t like this job. I miss when we go to bed together. Can’t you get a part time job? My parents are willing to help us with money.”

“No. This is my family, I’m going to take care of us. Besides, I got some money saved up. We will be fine.”

“But Bruce..”

“I know you don’t like it but its paying our bills at least. I won’t be doing this forever.”

“I guess you’re right..”

 

 

 “I got this weekend off, we can stay in and spend time together.”

“I know but I something in the paper about a job that I think you might like. It’s flexible, pays well and we can spend lots of time together. I’m sure they can work around your schooling.”

“Lakey, I like my job.”

“Just hear me out, please?”

“Okay.”

“I know how you like to make drinks but what about coffee and tea? There’s an opening at The Perc.”

“You want me to be a barista?”

“Yeah. So wanna give it a try?”

“I’ll think about it..”

 

 

 “Oh thank you! Being a barista would be much better than a bartender. I love the tea there, we can see each other all the time.”

“Yeah… We could…”

“So you’re gonna apply then?”

“I’ll visit The Perc after class.”

“This means so much to me.”

“Yeah, I know.”

 

 

My shift started around happy hour. I did think about Lakey’s job request at The Perc and honestly I’m not interested in becoming a barista. I love what I do here and I wish she could understand that but it’s whatever.

 

 

 

 “Hey BL. What’s up?”

“Not much, what can I get for ya?”

“Hmm, what’s tonight special?”

“We have 5 dollar martinis tonight.”

“Dive bar martinis? How fancy.”

“Well I know how fancy you are, ha ha ha.”

“Yeah? I think I’ll have a dirty martini.”

“I think I can dirty it up for ya.”

 

 I fixed a drink for Linza which she liked. She chatted with me for a bit before I had other customers to attend to. It was only a Monday night and I didn’t think we would have many customers. However it was Martini Monday and all the martini lovers would be heading this way I guess.

 

 

 

 

 

 I saw a girl walked into the bar. She was very pretty but she wasn’t a familiar face. I could tell she wasn’t from here.. She’s kinda out of this world if you know what I mean. Obviously she was of alien descent, like my sister Bora Bora she had human facial features but had flesh colored skin. She greeted me with a warm smile as she stood in front of the bar. I did sense something different about her too. I felt a magical aura that surrounded. A Navox aura. Honestly I never met another Navox who wasn’t related to me.

 

 

 

 “Can I help ya?”

“What’s your name?”

“Excuse me?”

“Oh I’m sorry. Maybe I should tell you my name. It’s Leda.”

“Why do you wanna know my name? That’s such an odd request.”

“I like to know the name of the person who will be serving my drinks.”

“It’s Bruce-Lee. My dad thought it was clever to name me after the kung fu master, Bruce Lee cause I’m part Asian. He felt it will make me know kung fu. My dad is an idiot but I love him. So can I get you a drink?”

“That’s kinda funny. Hmm what do you recommend?”

“Well most pretty ladies like yourself would like a martini. It’s tonight’s special, Martini Monday.”

“He he he! That’s cute. You think you can make me a appletini?”

“Sure.”

 

 

 “So you have a good relationship with you, right?”

“Well yeah, I guess I do.”

“He’s a great guy, yeah?”

“Yeah, sure. Why do you ask?”

“You strike me as a man with a good family values. Strong relations with your father I can see.”

“Yeah you can say that. But seriously, why do you wanna know this?”

“I’m just making conversation. I didn’t catch your last name.”

“What’s with all the questions? Who are you?”

“Can I have my drink?”

“Uh..yeah.”

 

 

 

 I was starting to get a little weirded out by this girl who’s asking me these personal questions. I wonder who she was really and why she wanna know these things. She wouldn’t say why but I made her a drink and hope she’ll leave but she wouldn’t.

 

 

 “Wow, that drink was pretty good. Can you make me another one?”

“Yeah, you wanna start a tab?”

“Oh no, I just have cash. Have you been doing this long?”

“A few months, I learned from my dad.”

“I see he taught you well.”

“Yeah he did. So another appletini?”

“Nah, surprise me.”

 

 

 I made her a few more drinks during the night. She didn’t hang around the bar area much when various men start buying her drinks. She was flirty with the men but kept them all bay. She was the life of the party at the bar. She got others to sing and dance. I can tell she’s a party girl, she was really liven up the place with her good energy. I just wondered who she was.

Linza stayed for the rest of the night, we chatted when I wasn’t serving drinks but I kept thinking about the strange alien genie girl.

 

 

The night was over for me. My boss didn’t make me stay for the clean up and the inventory check. I was pretty glad about that since I was pretty tired and all. As I headed for the front door of my house, all I could think about was slipping into my warm bed. But suddenly I heard a noise behind me.

 

 

 

 “Hello Bruce-Lee!”

“Leda?”

“Oh cool you remembered my name!”

 

 

 

 “How did you find where I live? Did I follow me? Who the hell are you?”

“Please don’t be frightened by me.”

“Seriously! Who are you?!”

“I’m Leda. I’m your sister.”

“Huh?”

“I’m sorry for acting weird but I needed to make sure that you’re my brother.”

“You’re my sister?”

“Yes, we share the same father.”

“I don’t recall having an extra half alien and genie sister. In fact only one of my alien siblings has genie powers.”

“Well I’m the second one then.”

“I think you should go cause you’re really creeping me out…”

 

 

 

 “Please, brother. Let me explain things.”

“Okay, you got three minutes.”

“My mother came to earth to start a new life. She a job at a cryobank, she worked in the lab. One day she was checking the database and came across a donor she found interesting. Well she stole the sample impregnated herself with it. And I was born. The donor is your dad, Borage Montigo.”

“Oh of course.. He did tell me about his first job… A spank bank donor…”

“Yeah, my mother got fired once they notice a sample went missing. Plus there was video evidence of her taking it. But my mother wanted a Navox child, it’s why she took it.”

“How did you find me?”

“Actually I was passing through town and my sensor went off. I got a sense that a blood related was near by. You see, I’m searching for our father. My boyfriend asked me to marry him and I want my father to give me away at my wedding. I always wanted to know him since I was a little girl.”

 

 

 “My dad…our dad won’t be walking anyone down the aisle anything soon.”

“What do you mean? Did something happen to him?”

“Yes, there was a car wreck… He slipped into a coma. I’m sorry.”

“Oh.. That’s awful..”

“Yeah.. I was thinking about spending Christmas with him this years. Plans had changed.”

“I bet. Where does our dad live? I’ve been searching for about a year. I couldn’t find anything about him other than he once lived in Riverview. It’s where I live with my fiancé Sylar and our daughter Valerii. She just turned 2.”

“Yeah dad grew up there but left for Star City when he turned 21.”

“Do you have any children?”

“My first is on the way.”

“Oh how nice!”

 

 

 “Would you like to come in for some tea? We can get to know each other. I can tell you all about dad and show you some pics.”

“Maybe a later time. It’s late and I know you’re sleepy.”

“I guess you are right. How long will you be in town?”

“A day, I need to get back home to my family. I’m sure my mom is driving Sy crazy by now.”

“Ha ha ha. Well I can meet you somewhere in the morning if you like?”

“I would love that.”

“How about the bakery? Sticky Stuff, it has the best cinnamon rolls in town.”

“I love Sticky Stuff! We have one in Riverview too. Sure, I can meet you there around?”

“Is 11:30 okay?”

“Yes!”

“Great. I’ll see you then.”

“Yep. It was nice meeting you, brother.”

“You too, sister.”

 

 

And just like that she was gone in a blinding light. I do remember Luna taking off like that often. Then it got me thinking about Luna’s email. She said a visitor was coming my way and she was one of us. Oh god! She meant Leda! I wonder how did she know this was going to happen?

 

 

 

I entered the room as quietly as I could, I knew Lakey would be sleeping. I didn’t want to wake her, she looked so peaceful. I laid in bed wide awake, thinking about Leda. I knew my dad was a donor so I shouldn’t be surprise when someone claims to be a sibling of mine. I’m pretty sure there were some children made with his kind donations. I am curious of how many children that my dad fathered is out there?