Bruce-Lee’s Flash Summary

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.

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?