Ciderwood: Chapter 3 – Daddy’s Girls

We arrived in the neighboring town of Keystone which is also known as the alpine meadows, early the next morning. A relatively small town like Gander but mostly surrounded by the alpine forest. It has always been an ideal spot for camping in this regional area. With Desmond being of the undead occult of the likeness of Vampirism, I figure we should opt for a cabin this year. Sunlight for his kind drains him, leaving him sluggish and un-entertaining. He usually spend his day in his tent. However Desmond had acquired a new vitamin for vamps that gives them more energy during daylight hours.

 

 

 

He lit up the fire pit while I grabbed a couple of bottles of beer. The kids were out playing in the lake and this gave Desmond and I some time to chat.

“I never felt so alive since taking these pills. And it also feels great to be out here with my boy again. Those were the longest 3 years ever. I promised my boy that I will never go back.”

“Yes but your lack of finding employment will send you back. You had a good thing going with Shilia at Ciderwood. I put in a good word for you.”

“Yeah but she wanted me to be the janitor basically. I was hoping to do something else in the magic shop.”

“What possibly could you do? You have no knowledge of alchemy. You could barely run the register.”

“Well I just didn’t want to clean anymore toilets. I did that shit before prison and while in prison.”

“You cannot be so picky, Desmond; especially with the felony charge. When do you see your P.O.?”

“In 2 weeks. I can’t return without a job. Can you help me again? I promise I will work hard. How about a job at the theater? You got any openings? I know a thing or two about stage lights and stuff.”

“I do not but I can get you a job at the diner. Busboy, you can start there.”

“Busboy? Really man? I still gotta clean after people.”

“You have no work ethic. This is the best I can do. Take it or return to prison.”

“Fine. I’ll do it. Thanks man. I appreciate it.”

 

 

 

I would like to believe Desmond would keep his word, but I know in the back of my mind he will disappoint me. He has never held down a legit job down. I do have an opening at the theater but I know Desmond would take advantage of me and slack off. Perhaps if he proves to me that he is serious about working hard at the diner, then maybe I will hire him on. He changed the subject about daughters, he’s still heart-broken about learning Layne is not his. He believes that I’m lucky since I have 4 daughters. The truth is, I really have 4 headaches.

“This was supposed to be Layne’s first camping trip. It would be nice to teach her how to fish, set up a tent, track wild life in the woods. I dreamed for this day when Pen and I found out the baby is a girl. You’re really lucky to have daughters. Raine and Layne are cousins, I figure she would tag along. They are the best of friends.”

“Raine and Fran tried to convince me to take Layne too. But you know how your ex-wife is, she didn’t trust me to pick up Ender for you. Besides, I felt it would not be best. Layne is getting to know her father and you would just confuse things for me. Plus it would be best for you. I know how hard it is for you to see her.”

“I guess you are right. It kills me when she calls me, Mr. Desmond. Sometimes when she looks at me, it’s like she remembers that I was her dad. I’ve been talking to Nina, trying to work things out with her again. I never stopped loving her. I talked about having another kid and laughs at me saying don’t coming to her for a kid. She said 2 is enough, dealing with Ada and a toddler is all she could handle.”

“Nina is right. Ada alone is enough, look at this shit. My child with yours, they are teens, they can’t be trusted. Ada! Get off of that white boy!”

 

 

“Stop it dad! You’re ruining my life! I love him!”

I sighed when I heard the words, “I love him.” No words a father wants to hear from their teenage daughter. I know Ender since he was small and aware he’s an okay kid but still, I don’t trust the boy. I know the minds of teenage boys, I know the one thing they desire and I’m sure in hell not going to allow that to happen. Desmond laughed and mention how cute they are together but I don’t see it. Nothing is cute about this.

 

 

 

“And you want a daughter. As you see, I am ruining her life. Everything I say and do is ruining her life. What life? What life does a 14 year old girl have? I forbid her from having boyfriends. I know what your boy wants.”

“Ha ha ha! You don’t have to worry about Ender. Him and I had the talk. Maybe you should have the talk with Ada. Ender isn’t ready for sex. He loves Ada. He’s harmless.”

“Right. He only say that so you wouldn’t watch him like a hawk. I know they both planned something, I just know it.”

“Nah. I think you’re just being paranoid. The kids aren’t up to anything. Not like they can do much with the little ones here. If they would go sneak off, Raine or Fran would alert us. You also brought your dog, she’ll let us know what’s up.”

 

 

 

“I don’t trust them alone together. I’m watching your boy and you need to watch him too. I’ll be damned to become a young grandfather.”

“Aren’t you in your sixties? Most men your age are grandfathers! Ha ha ha!”

“I am consider young of my kind. Having a grandchild now is not ideal nor will it ever be.”

“So Ada isn’t allowed to have kids ever? Even when she’s grown and married?”

“Never. No boy or man shall entered my daughter or any of my daughters.”

“I don’t think they make chastity belts anymore, ha ha ha! And what about your sons? They won’t be allowed to be with a female?”

“That’s different. My sons are freed to engage with females.”

“Your sons can date but your daughters can’t. That’s a double standard.”

“Boys cannot come home pregnant. Just wait until you have a daughter. Your thinking will change.”

 

 

 

I decided that maybe I should have the talk with Ada like Desmond suggested. It was that time for us to have the talk, something that I dreaded. And to think that I will have to do this 5 more times. I told Ada to board my boat and I took her far from the shore.

“What’s up dad? Where are we going?”

“We need to have the talk.”

“Seriously? Oh please! We are not having this conversation, dad.”

“We are having this conversation and you will like it.”

“So embarrassing dad! Ender is gonna laugh at me.”

“You think I care? I am your father. My job is to embarrass you.”

“Ugh! This sucks ass, dad!”

 

 

“You will become a woman on your 15th birthday in Navox nature. But with modern times, you are still a child, however after your 15th birthday you will come into your Navox instincts. Your body will crave the desire of man. You will not give into that desire or ever. If chastity belts was still made, you shall wear one.”

“You gotta be kidding me, dad! One day, I’m gonna have sex and you’re gonna have to deal with that.”

“I forbid you! You will not ever be involved with a male, especially Ender. Who knows what spawns you would create with that boy. He is of witch and vampire, you are of genie. When it comes to the time when I’m ready for you to procreate, I will be choosing your first male. One of Navox descent.”

“You married a human, my mom is a witch but basically  a human with magic and Sasha and Regan are the same. Why is it okay for you to be with a non-Navox descent but I can’t? I don’t see the big deal about Ender. I love him, dad.”

“I am currently on the hunt. To be fairly honest, Kelly and the others are a temporarily fix until I find a Navox family. And just your luck, my brother has acquire a Navox wife. She has family, one day we shall get close to them.”

 

 

 

“So you’re gonna arrange a marriage? That’s unfair! I love Ender and I wanna be with him. Maybe I can do what you’re doing.”

“No. You will not get close to the boy. You must remain perfect for the Navox male. I forbid you from seeing Ender!”

“You can’t do that dad! You can’t keep me away from him!”

“Watch me. Pick up a pole, you shall not be leaving until you catch lunch.”

“Seriously? Fishing takes forever and it’s boring!”

“Exactly. It will keep you away from the boy.”

“So unfair! I hate you, dad! You’re ruining my life!”

 

 

 

Since I was having the talk with my first born, I allowed Desmond to act as a surrogate father to Fran and Raine. He wanted to teach Layne the ways of camping, I figure he could with my younger daughters. I wasn’t looking forwarded in teaching them in the first place. I could use from a break from my younger children, they talk too much.

“Look Desmond! I catch one!”

“That’s great Fran! I knew you could do it.”

“Really? I wish daddy could had see me catch it. Why can’t we couldn’t fish with daddy? I want my daddy.”

“I know but your dad needed to have an important with Ada. Maybe he’ll take you and Raine tomorrow.”

“Okay!”

 

 

 

After lunch, my daughters pulled Desmond and I to the lake after much whining. Desmond enjoyed teaching Fran and Raine to fish but didn’t think they had as much fun as he did. They often whined about wanting to fish with me. The bond between a Navox father and their child age daughter is strong.

My daughters prefer me over anyone but the bond loosens once they become a woman. The Mother becomes their preference, however with modern times, it can be either one. For the most part, fathers are the stronger preference. With Navox Mothers and sons, that bond is never loosen. And with my attention on the young girls, I didn’t notice how the bond is becoming looser with my oldest.

 

 

 

“So we are alone.”

“Yeah finally. My dad is trying to forbid me from seeing you. He can’t do that!”

“Right! I thought your dad liked me. We are like best friends.”

“He likes you, he just don’t want you in me. He’s such a jerk. We aren’t ready for that. Are we?”

“Well; um my dad and I had the talk. So I know about sex and stuff. He talk about condoms and if I’m gonna do it then I should have protection. What about you?”

“My dad just had some kind of talk but mainly him trying to ban me from you. I already had the sex chat with my aunt. I’m only 14 and my body isn’t ready yet. Right now I’m not interested in sex only cause my body isn’t baby ready yet. That’s what my aunt said. I won’t be sexually matured until I’m 15. I will be considered a woman cause I can have babies. But if I have sex now, I won’t get pregnant but I also won’t enjoy it. It’s not gonna do much for me, at least that’s what my aunt said.”

“So next year? Ha ha ha! I mean if you’re ready for it.”

“Yeah. Maybe.”

 

 

 

I turned around to not see Ada nor Ender. I just knew they wandered off to something that I do not approve. I was able to track their scent and found them chatting about sex while fondling each other. I knew I shouldn’t have reacted as badly as I did. I mean by cause Ada isn’t sexually matured and has no interest in sex for the time being. But seeing the boys hands all over daughter infuriated me.

“What in the fuck! Get your hands off of my daughter!”

“Dad! Seriously!”

“If you value your pathetic your sorry life, you got 2 seconds to get away from my daughter!” 

 

 

 

“I’m sorry Cergio! I didn’t mean to do anything!”

“I will end you!”

“Oh my gosh, dad! You are so embarrassing!”

“I forbid you from seeing this boy or any boy!”

“You can’t do that! You’re ruining my life! We love each other!”

“I don’t care! You better run, boy and fast!”

“Oh shit! Sorry Ada! I don’t wanna die!”

“Ender! Come back!”

“You better run, skinny white boy!”

 

 

 

Ender stayed hidden in his tent for the rest of the evening and of course Ada wouldn’t speak to me. I roasted marshmallows with Fran and Raine. I knew Ada was really mad at me cause marshmallows is one of Ada’s faves. I was hurt that she didn’t join us but I did what I believe what was right. I don’t want Ada to get too close to Ender cause one day she won’t be allowed to be with him.

Ada is unaware about the politics in the regional area and lawmakers are trying to change the laws of marriage. They wish to ban inter-species marriages. Humans with humans and subhumans with subhumans of the same occult. With the rise of hybrid births, a new strain of virus was created and infecting hundreds of infants. The virus is becoming more vicious, causing serious birth defects, health conditions and now death.  It won’t be too long before my marriage with Kelly will become illegal.  Until they can find a cure, they want to ban inter-species marriages. I would hate for Ada to learn her relationship is illegal. I rather have Ada think I’m just being a dick than knowing the truth now. I am just trying to protect her. 

 

 

 

By the next morning, Ada and I were in speaking terms. Desmond took the girls and his son for a morning nature walk. I hanged back with Ada and figure it was time to bathe in the lake. I admire the sunrise as I washed my perfect body. With the birds chirping in the trees and the sound of the waterfall in the background, this morning was perfect. Being out in the wild like this is breath taking, I cannot see how my brother prefers the city life. Perhaps we shall go camping one day. 

 

 

 

“Why aren’t you bathing now? The boy is gone, he cannot see you. It is why I made Desmond do the nature walk. The days of you and Ender bathing together in the lake is over.”

“Cause I’m too old to be bathing with my dad. Besides dad; I can cleanse myself with my magic.”

“Okay then why are you looking so salty? You know what I had to do is for the best.”

“I know dad and I know why you’re being a dick. Mama told me what’s going on.”

“You know?”

“I know about the pending law changes. You don’t want me with Ender cause the law will say. You think I’m gonna be all hurt. I know what’s coming and I’m prepared. But then I think, what if I move to another area, where it’s okay. I don’t wanna live in Montana forever. Maybe in Washington or Oregon.”

“If Montana passes the law, it’s sure to spread nationwide. Washington and Oregon are sure to adopt it first before the rest of the country.  It’s better if you and Ender are just friends, nothing more.”

 

 

“It’s so unfair dad. We can’t be with who we wanna be with. I guess this is how the Gays felt before they won. Maybe we can fight it? I know there are protests going on. I was wondering dad, if I can join the one next week in Lansing Fall?”

“Only with your aunt. I know she plans to attend but if things get out of hand, you leave at once with your aunt.”

“Really? So you’re okay with me going to the protest?”

“Yes. Only cause I do not agree with the law. Not only will inter-species marriage would be banned, also birthing hybrids will be illegal. You could be jailed and have your child taken away by the state. The child would be put down if he or she carries the virus. Humans don’t see subhumans as people. The race wars are beginning. Forbidding you from Ender is my way of protecting you.”

“You could just tell me the real reason. You didn’t have to be a dick. Ender won’t even look at me.”

“Cause being a dick is more fun. I am your father, it is my job, like it’s your job to be totally unreasonable with everything.”

 

 

 

I had a touching moment with my daughter. She knew of my reasons and understood why. But she is right, the whole thing is unfair. But like teenagers, humans are totally unreasonable. But to leave things on a lighter note, here’s some hot sponge action.

 

 

 

Ciderwood: Chapter 2 – Darling Offspring

Hollywood always portrayed having a daughter is wonderful and great. Adorable when they have princess parties and invite you to their tea party with their dollies. During the early years, it’s sweet but then you realize they will soon grow out of their cuteness and turn into a hormonal monster. No matter what you say or do, you will always be unfair and ruining their life.

My first born Ada turned 14 late spring. After much debate and discussion, I agreed to allow Ada to attend the academy for her high school career. Because of the curse, Ada along with her siblings were home schooled.  But since it is now broken, attending school in town would be okay. However for Ada, attending school outside of home could spell disaster.

Like me, Ada was born a shell, a person without a soul, a person who lack empathy and basic human emotions. An obvious indicator of a shell is having red eyes. Having red eyes is abnormal either as a human or sub-human. If Ada wished to attend school in town, she had to opt to wearing colored contacts. Humans and sub-humans fear shells. Overly religious folks believe shells are the devil’s soldiers. We are no such things and think that’s ridiculous. The academy won’t accept her if they knew she’s a shell. Not even my generous donation would get her in. Ada choose a color that was close to her mother’s. She always thought her mother’s eyes were beautiful. They were. I was sadden when Ada decided to start wearing them once she got them. I always saw myself whenever I looked into her eyes.

 

 

On Ada’s 6th birthday, I gave her a horse. One day after watching her favorite cartoon show, she wished for a horse. Naturally I told her no, I simply didn’t want to deal with a horse. Luckily for Ada, Shilia chimed in saying it would be nice to have a horse around. We had the space, Shilia had the time. Giving Ada a horse was the right the decision. As I felt with Ada caring for a horse, it would keep her out of trouble. I knew she would be a teen one day. A teen with a horse is unlikely to make time for a boy. Ada loved nothing more than her horse, Sienna. So I thought.

 

 

 

But if Sienna doesn’t keep Ada busy, then putting her on diaper duty would. Ada doesn’t mind looking after Desire or her younger sibling. And if she didn’t, I don’t care. She will look after them rather she likes it or not. I didn’t have to demand or ask Ada, she doesn’t get along with Kelly and thinks she’s a shitty mother. Ada often say, “Someone gotta take care of her. Your wife is useless.”

 

 

 

Francesca, my second born. She’s only 9 and a half, I still have a few years before she turns into a hormonal monster like Ada. Fran doesn’t show any signs growing up too fast. She’s smaller than most kids her age, dresses younger and behave such. Princess parties are still Fran’s favorite activity. Since allowing Ada to attend school, I have decided to allow Fran to do the same. She’s pretty excited about it and I am too. I can do more work without being bothered when she’s done with her studies for the day. I adore my daughter however I find children very annoying.

 

 

 

On this day I headed over to Regan’s residence. Tomorrow is our annual camping trip. This year Cedric and Raine will be tagging along for the first time. I felt they were old enough to enjoy the camping trips. Every summer, Desmond, his kid Ender, Ada and I go camping for a week ever since Ada and Ender were 7.

The twins are excited about the trip. I use to enjoy the trip when it was just me and Ada. I started taking just Ada since she was 3, later Desmond and Ender joined, now my other kids are joining in. The purpose of the trip was to teach Ada to be less useless. Now I’m teaching everyone to be less useless.

 

 

 

“What are you doing here? Regan isn’t home. You can leave now!”

Penny, the most unpleasant female I ever encountered, always greeted me with her resting bitch face and snarl. She never cared much for me since I impregnated Regan. The feeling is mutual, I never cared much for her either. She’s never in a good mood, especially since her divorce. She only have herself to blame but insists to take out her anger on me. 

“I am aware that Regan is not here. I am here to pick up my demon spawns and yours.”

“For what? My kid or my nephew and niece will not go anywhere with you!”

“Have you forgotten about the camping trip. It is tomorrow. Desmond has told you.”

“Oh that. Yeah they aren’t going.”

 

 

 

“What do you mean, they aren’t going?”

“Oh. Guess Re hasn’t told you yet. Your little brats are grounded. They won’t be going.”

“Grounded? For what? They are ungrounded now.”

“You can’t just waltz in here and undermine my Regan’s authority! This isn’t your house.”

“This isn’t your house either!”

“I know but still. They live with her and what she say goes.  You can go now. Desmond can pick up Ender.”

“I am not leaving without my children! Bring them to me at once, ratchet!”

 

 

 

“Who are you calling a ratchet?! I am far from being a tool!”

“I would call you a hoe but we both know that is inaccurate. Your bitchy attitude act as a dick repellent.”

“You are such an ass! I don’t get what my sister saw in you. Neither do I get of how my sister is your type. My sister is sweet and I met your wife. She’s more bitchier than me and you complain about me?” 

“Kelly doesn’t take anyone’s shit and you are just snarky and miserable. No male wants to be involved with that.”

 

 

 

“Not even you?”

“What?!”

“You think my sister is so hot. What about me? I know about your open marriage.”

“You are insane. Have you been drinking?”

“Just a tad. Am I your type? It’s been so long since a man touched me.”

 

 

 

“You’re seriously hitting me? You have gone mad, woman?”

“Oh so I’m not good enough for you?! You’re such a shallow dick! I bet if I had huge tits like my sister then you would be all over me! Ya know, I could be just as good as her!”

“Why the fuck do you care about my opinion about you? Since when did you have any interest in me? I always been the scum of the Earth in your eyes. You may not be vampire like your son but you are just as thirsty as one.”

“Look Cergio, I just wanna be told that I’m still pretty. I went on a date last week and it was horrible.”

“I will tell you this. You are pretty drunk. Now where are my children?”

I was put off by Penny’s odd behavior but she admitted of being a bit tipsy. But then again, I’m always put off by Penny. I could see the desperation in her eyes, it’s almost dad. With Regan newly engaged and expecting a child, the jealousy within Penny grows. With Penny ogling me, I knew she had hit rock bottom. As much as I enjoy sex, I wasn’t about to be a tool just to make her feel better about herself.

 

 

 

I made my way towards the living room, rebuffing Penny’s advances. I was soon greeted by Regan’s fiance, Bryn Yager.

“Hey Cergio. I heard you with Penny. Sorry about that. I was working on a new drink for the bar and I guess the last one was a bit strong.”

“It is alright. It was a matter of time before she threw herself at me. It is true about children being grounded?”

“Half true, yes one is grounded but not both. Cedric and my son Spencer decided to steal some candy from the store yesterday. They are both grounded. But Raine, she’s not in trouble. She can still go on the camping trip.”

“Stealing candy? My son would do no such thing. He isn’t allowed to consume candy. Cedric and Raine have strict organic diets.”

“Yes I know. I try to not let Spencer have candy around the twins so they wouldn’t feel left out. But kids will be kids.”

“Where is he? I must speak with him.”

“He should be on the back deck.”

 

 

 

I found Cedric sitting out on the deck with Spencer. I commanded Spencer to exit so I could speak with my son. I have to admit that I was not thrilled when the doctor reveled we would have a boy. Regan was excited and felt I would be too since Cedric would be my first son.

With Navox nature, births of males are unpleasing. In my first life, huge celebrations were thrown after the birth of a female. Females are highly respected and was the head of the household. Females are the Alpha while males are the Beta. A lot different from Earth where males are seen as the stronger gender. Beta Navox males are often threatened after a birth of a male. Dominance is threaten and can be overthrown. Before taking the title of the Beta male, the male offspring must challenge and defeat the current Beta male. After the birth of my only child who is male in my first life, I had him sent away.  After Cedric’s birth, it was silly to think my dominance was still threaten. I often have to let him know, that I am still the boss.

“What in the fuck? Stealing candy? You know you are not allowed to consume that artificial junk.”

“But it looked so good. I just wanted to know how it taste like.”

“It taste like shame and disappointment. The feeling that I have now.”

“I’m sorry dad. So I can’t go camping? Can you unground me?”

“I would but I should not undermine your mother. Your aunt has already bitched at me about that. But if you must steal, try not to get caught. No son of mine will be locked up. I will disown you.”

 

 

 

“I promised mom that I won’t steal again.”

“Good cause you suck at thievery. Perhaps if you had employment, you would not have such idle hands.”

“What are you saying, dad?” 

“You’re getting a job. Shilia has a lemonade stand in front of her shop. That will be your employment for the rest of the summer. You shall not spend the summer being useless.”

“But daaaaad! I dunno wanna sell lemonade! It’s so boring and girly!”

“Too bad. Maybe you should have thought about that before trying to life the thug life. It did not choose you.”

“Fine dad.”

“If you do well, then we shall go on a camping trip later. Just you and I.”

“Cool!”

 

 

Ciderwood: Chapter 1- Brother

 

One of the few things that I ever wanted in life was a brother. I grew up with a twin sister, Boragaia. Not like I didn’t love my sister but I always felt having a brother would be much better. Boragaia didn’t care much for my sense of humor and almost disliked everything that I like or enjoyed. Although she is my twin, we are very much polar opposites. I knew I had a brother, several brothers in fact. However; I could only reach out to one. Only one could know of my existence. My counterpart, my identical-half brother, Borage.

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately for my brother but fortunately for me, Borage wrapped his car around a tree which placed him into a coma. This would be the only way I could finally reach out to my brother. It was very confusing to explain things to him like how I came to existence, what I am and what he’s truly is. I want to believe he finally understood but my brother isn’t a very bright one.

 

 

 

Explaining what my father is, isn’t easy to explain. My father is not a person or anything living, he is an entity that cannot be seen but his presence is known when he is around. My father is often around in the grove, he provides most of the grove’s natural energy. As a child my father was around 96% of the time, making sure my sister and I were properly being cared for by our guardian, Shilia. Many times I had asked for a brother but always received the same vague answer, “Love your sister.”

 

 

 

“But I want a brother! Gaia is so boring and I wanna do fun stuff!”

“No my child, all you wish to do is being a jerk.”

“Not true! Maybe. So?! There’s nothing to do here. All trees, happiness and no fun! I hate trees and happiness!”

 

 

 

I was in a unusually good mood this morning. Today would be another training session with my brother. My youngest child, Desire had made a complete mess of herself, covering herself with oatmeal. I figure at 11 months she would better feed herself, she is the child of a half god, she should be more advanced than human babies. I figure with Desire having a basic human for a mother is her disadvantage. Nevertheless, it was bath time. A chore that I was stuck with. My wife, Kelly is lazy as hell while the other household members would need to start on their daily chores.  

 

 

 

I usually bathe with Desire, it drives my wife nuts. She believes that I will scar our child for life, however that is the plan. I bathed with my other 3 daughters from when they were babies until age 8. Hopefully when they are all old enough and decide to have sexy time in the tub with some jerk, they’ll have a memory trigger of me and be instantly grossed out.

 

 

 

As I soaked and tuned my daughter out, I thought about the series of questions my brother had been asking for quite time. The events in my brother’s life had a sudden change and oddly my brother still have those memories. I tried to figure how was that possible and what did I do wrong. Borage knows that I am behind it but wants to know why. I can’t certainly tell him the full truth. He would not react well.. Things are going pretty well for us both, why can’t he just accept things.

“Dada!”

Desire pokes  my nose, snapping me back into reality.

“It is Father, not da-da. You are not an ordinary child. You should be speaking in complete sentences at 9 months. Don’t be such a human, Desire. You are above that.”

“Dada?”

“You have a month to show me that your are extraordinary. Do what no child as done before, seek employment.”

“Da-dee!”

“For the love of your grandfather, just say “Father.””

“Fart-da.”

“Close enough.”

 

 

Borage was running behind, he tends to never be punctuation. I guess I couldn’t fault him too much due to his army of children at home. As I waited for him to eventually show up, I got a jump start on some of my work.

“Hey. I’m here.”

“You’re late.”

“I know, I know. Things were pretty crazy at home. But I’m here now.”

“Yes. I guess. But you need to be more punctuation. My time is valuable.”

“Sorry, didn’t know you were busy with your make believe job.”

“My employment is not make believe.”

“Then why won’t you tell me what you do for a living? You know what I do. We’re brothers.”

“The less you know, the better.” 

 

 

 

“So you some kind of hitman? Ha ha ha!”

“Never you mind what I do. How was your flight here?”

“Pretty good. I think I’m getting better at flying. I’m taking less breaks and I think I flew here faster than last time.”

“You were still late.”

“Yeah? I got kids. You should understand that. But aren’t you at least impressed by my flight improvement?”

“Yes but you can do better.”

“Well I am here for another training session. It’s gonna be nice not having to depend on a car. I could just fly everywhere and can visit my older kids and grandkids. Maybe you can teach me teleportation?”

“You aren’t to that level yet of teleporting but trust me. I will get you there.”

 

 

 

 

“So you gonna answer my other questions?”

“Questions?”

“You know what I’m talking about, Cergio. There’s still some things I still need answering. That whole coma thing. You say you changed things cause it was for the best. But never why it has to be this way. There’s some fault in your plan. I mean with Clarissa. She finally came out of her coma but she’s bat crazy. She shown up at the quints birthday party last week in Richdale. We still have no idea how she knew the party was there.”

“Trust me when I say things are 100% better on this route. The reasons why are pointless now. You have the only woman who you honestly ever loved, plus she’s a fuckin’ Navox too and you got a good life going besides the insane wolf bitch. Enjoy the way things are now.”

“I know Clarissa may be a little crazy but c’mon; she’s still the mother of 5 of my kids. Don’t call her a bitch.”

“She knocked your son around a bit, rejected him. Called him a demon child. Correct?”

“Yes.”

“Bitch.”

 

 

After shutting my brother down, it was time for his training. We were already 45 minutes behind in our schedule and we didn’t need to waste anymore time.

“So what kind of training are we doing today?”

“Casting and strength. You been working on casting, right?”

“Well; no. I kinda been busy. I hardly have time with my wife or even to jerk off.”

“Excuses will get you no where.”

“Not excuses, valid reasons.”

“If you are serious about using your true potential, you will find time. These training sessions are pointless if you’re not practicing.”

“Trust me that I am trying but with school out, time is almost impossible.” 

 

 

 

I may be too hard on him, Borage has more kids living at home and doesn’t have as much help as I do. But I believe if he is serious about using his true power, he would make the time for it. Perhaps being harder on him will light the fire under him to work harder.

“Ready to be destroyed, dear brother?”

“Destroy you? Yeah I’m ready.”

“Okay then, bring it.”

 

 

For a man who hasn’t been working on his casting skills, I must say that I was impressed. Borage had shown me that he has gotten stronger than his last training session a month ago. I didn’t want to tell him that he improved but it was only fair to let him know how he was doing.

 

 

 

“You’re getting faster!”

“I am?”

“Yeah but don’t get ahead of yourself! It would be your downfall!”

“Oh yeah?! Say the one who is getting his ass handed to him! Ha ha ha!”

“Don’t get cocky! I’m not even at 100% nor am I warming up!”

“No taking it easy! Bring it, brother!”

 

 

 

“Alright, you asked for it! You shall rue this day!”

“Unlikely!”

“Most likely!”

“No!”

“Yes!”

“No!”

“Yes!”

“No!”

“Stop being so fuckin’ annoying!”

 

 

 

Borage is improving but I felt that he could be at a much higher level by now. I will continue to train him until he no longer needs me. To be honest, I don’t look forwarded to that day as I enjoy spending time with him. I’m sure he would like to still see me after his training is done, that is what I want to believe. Is he here cause he want to be? Or is here cause he only using me to come into his true power and then abandoned me. It is one of fears, Father had warn me to not get too close for there is a strong chance of abandonment.  That is if he knew the full truth of me and what I do.

 

 

 

The training session was coming to an end but I didn’t on plan doing this one last thing. I didn’t think he would be ready for Jaikio, spiritually connecting with another and becoming one. We can connect to each other after the first successful connection is made. Jaikio was one of the first abilities I had to learn with Boragaia. We can channel each other, see each others thoughts and communicate without being in the same area. If one of us is in trouble, we can summon the other.

“Just take a few deep breaths, clear your mind and focus on my energy. “

“What is that?”

“It is just my aura. The cloud will expand once you release your aura. Focus Borage.”

“Alright.”

“Thinking of tits is not focusing.”

“How’d you know?”

“It’s working.”

 

 

“Can you hear me?”

“Yeah! Oh cool! It works! So I’m in your head?”

“No. We are linked. Stop thinking about tits for 2 seconds!”

“But they are so wonderful. Especially my wife’s. Wait; if I picture my wife’s tits, you’ll see it in your mind too?”

“Yeah. Picture away.”

“No! You don’t get to know what my wife’s tits look like!”

“I’ll picture my wife’s tits then you picture yours. Fair deal.”

“No! She’ll get mad.”

“Only if you tell her!”

“What if I picture my youngest child’s mother tits. I saw her topless yesterday. “

“The alien mother? Not interested in alien tits, just your hot wife’s.”

“Trust me. Fran got some nice huge tits. And I think she’s trying to seduce me.”

“Well for an alien, those are nice. Now picture your wife naked. Wet and naked.”

“No, asshole!”

“Well you are not fun. For that, I will picture the time when my wife gave birth to Desire.”

“You ass!”

“Ha ha ha ha!”

 

 

 

 

“Well that was interesting. So we can do that anytime now?”

“Yeah, try not to bug me. I am very busy.”

“I know with your imaginary job. Ha ha!”

“Shut up, ass wipe! What I do is real and important.”

“Like?”

“Not telling you.”

“Okay well since we can do that jai-thing. I can see.”

“Unlikely. I have the ability to lock away some of my thoughts.”

“No fair. You get to see all of mine.”

“Yeah. And yes I know about that time when you jerked off in the school parking lot, waiting for your kids. Classy.”

“Look; I was very horny and couldn’t wait. You know the needs are intense. I’m sure you had a jerk off sessions in odd areas.”

 

 

 

“Perhaps but as you see, I’m surrounded by females. They handle my needs around the clock. I will admit, I’m not being handle as much as I use to since Nina and Regan left. Sasha stayed after I married Kelly.”

“What about the crazy fairy, Brielle?”

“I got rid of her the first chance I got. I should had left things the way they were, no matter how much it hurts. My father warned me but I loved her.”

“Are you saying the thing you did with me, you done it before? You changed Brielle’s life around, didn’t you?!”

“Well. I guess I could share one dark secret with you. I know about your fetish of pregnant women, posting pics of your ass on  ratedatass.com and all the strange places you jerked off at.”

“Don’t tell anyone about that!”

“A long time ago, I got Brielle pregnant against my father’s wishes. For punishment, my father triggered my curse, turning me into my demon form in Brielle’s presence. He thought if Brielle saw me in my true form, she would run off and have abortion. My father could be so wrong. Brielle accepted me but when I am in that form, I’m violent and have no control of myself. I was a wild savage. I wish Brielle ran when she had the chance but she didn’t.”

“What happen?”

“I ripped her apart, She was nothing but a pile of guts and gore. Brielle’s death was violent, cruel, and horrific. Ripping her into shreds wasn’t the worse part. The raping of her until I smashed her skull into a bloody pulp was. When I return to myself, I saw what I have done and couldn’t live with myself. I attempted to restore her but failed. I called on the help of a Gaivania Elder. Not even she could restore Brielle. Her death was by the hand of a cursed demon, no one could restore her but there was another way.”

“How so?”

“I could extract another copy of Brielle from another universe. However doing so would reroute this universe’s Brielle’s family tree. I loved her, wanted her back and didn’t care if I reroute her family line. But what I didn’t know, the copy that I was extracting is bat shit crazy. She was nothing like the Brielle that I once loved. I tried to make it work but stop once I found Kelly. I went through all the trouble to have Brielle again, only to marry a mere human. Funny huh?” 

 

 

 

“Maybe but if Brielle is so crazy then why marry Kelly? I gotta be honest but Kelly is kind of a bitch.”

“That’s why I love her. She doesn’t take my shit or anyone’s. She’s far from a pushover like Regan and Sasha. I could loved Nina like I do with Kelly but there wasn’t much of a connection. Nina was still in love with Desmond. Nina has the best pussy out of all of my bitches. She fucks better than a porn star. Raw, hot. I hated to see her go.”

“My wife is the best I had. Not saying that cause she’s my wife but it’s the damn truth.”

“Navox, no brainer.”

“Yeah? But just being with someone who you love just makes the pussy better. Before Nakia, the best was actually my first wife Fayon. She was a crazy bitch but she was crazy-great in bed.”

“Alien pussy, can’t see how you could do it.”

“Don’t knock it until you try it. And speaking of trying, gonna let him hit that? I know it’s not cig. I can smell.”

“Making my joints look like cigs keeps my wife away. She always smoke up all of my shit.”

“I don’t have to worry about that with mine. She doesn’t smoke and I haven’t since we been married. I really need a hit, man. I got kids. So much kids.”

“Alright, here. I might be nice and send you home with a doggie bag. But before that, you gotta listen to this song that I am composing. I’ll be back. Gotta get my violin.”

 

 

 

I am a gifted violist, compose my own songs and is the current owner of the theater in Garner. I often have shows and bringing in other talent from other cities. I tried to make it sound as this is what I do for the bulk of my living but I don’t think he’s buying, he knows there’s more to the story.

“This is what I have so far. I call it, Eat the booty like groceries.”

“Uhh; do you have to be naked for this?”

“Yes. I play better in the nude.”

“Do you perform naked too?”

“Of course. I am the owner, I do what I do. Many come to attend my shows.”

“Like who?”

“Mainly horny bored housewives, GDAs and gay men. I sell out at every show.” 

 

 

“If you will more comfortable naked, I don’t mind if you join me.”

“Uhh; I do like being naked but I think I’ll pass. Your kids are home.”

“And how that is a problem?”

“Cause they are kids. They shouldn’t see that.”

“Not like your kids never seen you.”

“That’s different. Those are my kids. But these are your kids.”

“We have identical DNA. Your kids are my kids. My kids are your kids. Get naked.”

“Seriously? We share kids?!”

“Correct. You are now a proud father of 63 children. But calm down, you’re only a direct father to 57 of them and a father by proxy to 6.”

 

 

“What did you think of my song so far?”

“Sounds nice but the title of it, not so much. Pretty classy to be about eating booty.”

“Having your ass eaten is an exhilarating feeling and this is an exhilarating song.”

“Yeah but many will find it gross.”

“Because they never had their booty eaten right. How about you? Does your wife eat the booty right?”

“What?! No! She doesn’t do that!”

“Well, do you eat her booty right?”

“Well, I believe so.”

“Knew it.  Mr. Booty muncher.”

“Hey!”

“I get why. I’ve seen pics of your wife. The booty looks amazing. Well I am horny now. It is time for a blow job. You want one too?”

“Uhh; what?!”

“You get first pick, Sasha or my wife. My treat.”

“What? No! I’m married. Nakia and I don’t have an open marriage like you guys. I’ll pass.”

“Your lost.”

 

 

 

I must had gotten carried away with my wife, I lost track of time and forgot that my brother was still here. He carefully entered our bedroom, I could tell that he was still uncomfortable but I figure with him also being a Navox, this wouldn’t be much of a bother.

“Hey, sorry for walking in but I gotta head back home.”

“I thought it was your day off. Aren’t your kids at day camp?”

“Yeah but it’s also my wife’s day off. I would love to do to my wife like you’re doing to yours. So I’m gonna go.”

 

 

 

“No, you don’t have to go. Pull up a chair, watch or you can have a turn.”

“Thanks but no thanks. I really gotta go. See ya next month?”

“I think we should train twice a month. So end of this month.”

“Okay. Well I guess bye until. I would hug ya but you’re naked and banging your wife.”

“High five, then.”

“Yeah; not doing that either. I know you had to handle your dick.”

“What’s the big deal? We have the same dick!”

 

 

 

I finished with my wife shortly after my brother left. I decided to take another soak and relax. I hate to admit that I get sad whenever he leaves. It is so nice having a brother around for once. I don’t care much for the company of other men but it’s different with my brother. He is apart of me and I am apart of him. He’s only one who knows the truth about Brielle. He handled it well but probably wouldn’t handle truth that I keep some him.

The reason why I rerouted his life. I changed things out of guilt. When I was told that I could never reach out to my brother, I was distraught. The only way I could if he were ever in serious trouble. I am the one who caused the car wreck. It would be the only reason that I could finally have him in my life. It wasn’t an accident, I made the wreck happen. However I didn’t count on my brother falling into a permanent coma. No source power would awake him, a doing from a higher power than myself.

I had two options. Leave him be and watch his family fall apart or change the events and risking my existence to cease to exist. I rerouted my brother’s life events starting from the time he was still living in Starlight Bay. I made sure that his kids would still exist but changed how his kids came to be, mainly just the alien kids. Memory of how they happen would eventually eat at my brother later in life. Making it where Pedro birth all of the children. I didn’t care much of aliens and still allowed Pedro to be killed, however it was by one of his own experiments and Ahilac was caught in the crossfire. She also had to got too, cause of my dislike towards aliens due to future events if I allowed her to live. Ahilac would cause the deaths of many in Acadia later in life.

I allowed the death of June to still happen, she would cause serious harm to Eli. He would suffer for the first 6 months of his life and have difficulties later in life. I made sure that June would die shortly after Eli’s birth to prevent any harm. He was already born too early.

With Ahilac, I reversed the pregnancies, making Ahilac birth their twins but she instead gave birth to triplets. I did mess up in this area, I fail to give Borage false memories of the third child, Stella. It is one of the reasons why my brother questions me. Stella is a stranger to him and doesn’t feel like she is his child. Hopefully over the time, he will come to accept her.

There was one last thing to do, put Clarissa into a coma. I knew this would hurt him, he loved her but it was needed. Putting Clarissa into a coma would bring him closer to Nakia, the woman he is destined to be with. If I allowed them both to be unharmed, my brother would get to close to Nakia due to grim reasons. Clarissa would never love their youngest child, Raiden. She would kill him when he’s only 2 months old. Raiden needed to exist, I kept Clarissa alive by locking her into a coma until Raiden would be old enough to defend himself. I didn’t have the heart to kill off another person, I knew how important she is to Borage.

My act of humility paid off big. My act of kindness, compassion and showing remorse, pleased the higher power. Although I am a shell, a being without a soul, I could genuinely care for another person. I may of be the reason of the first wreck due to selfishness. But I saw the outcome and did not want that for my brother’s family. Rather I caused the wreck or not, it turns out it was for the good. My meddling was not condoned but it was needed. The curse was lifted from my story. We were no longer tied to the land, we could travel or move to another town but this is home. I have no plans on leaving nor will I ever tell my brother the truth. I know he couldn’t handle it.

Ciderwood: Reintroduction

 

About almost 2 year ago I started a story called Ciderwood Lane but ended up abandoned it cause 1. I had too many stories going and 2. the secondary save was faulty. I was in no mood redo Moonlight Falls for the 3rd time. I liked the element of the story and felt Cergio was still an important factor in the legacy, I decided to reboot the series and keeping some of the original plots. I don’t want to spend a great amount of detail refreshing memory and new readers wouldn’t have a clue. I just dived into the story, picking up after 8 years where the original story left off.

 

The Origin

Cergio along with his twin sister Boragaia and Alaula fae guardian Shilia Shiloh lived on a sacred land known as Kamilah Grove; which lies a little outside of a small Northwestern mountain town called Garner. Both Cergio and Boragaia are reincarnated Navox Gods that was reborn from their descendant Zinnia. After birth, Shilia was sent to retrieve Cergio and Boragaia then wiped Zinnia’s memory along with the hospital staff; making them believe Zinnia only gave birth to a set of twins, Borage and Celsia. Shilia was requested to raise Cergio and Boragaia by their father, Kratos.

During their upbringing, it was soon discovered Cergio and Boragaia were born with a curse that tied them to Kamilah Grove. The curse was placed on them by a Kaianite fae, named Raquel during the war on the planet Navoxnia in their first life. When Cergio rejected Raquel’s marriage proposal, Raquel assassinated Boragaia before his eyes then later assassinates Cergio but not before the curse was placed. As children Cergio and Boragaia weren’t allowed to leave the land after sundown or they would turn into their demon form. During a full moon, although when they are on the land they would still turn into their demon form, however the energy from the land keeps their violent nature at bay. If off of the land, they would become unpredictable, violent, showing no mercy if a human happen to come upon them. The curse was set to prevent them from migrating, keeping them in one spot for Raquel to find them easily. Raquel knew one day they would be reborn.

Unknowingly to Raquel, Kratos cloned Cergio and Boragaia from Borage and Celsia, giving them a different appearance and a half god status. Kratos hid Cergio and Boragaia’s true selves within Borage and Celsia making them extraordinary.  However this made Cergio and Boragaia not fully reborn. With Cergio and Boragaia original selves locked with their counterparts, then remain invisible to Raquel or anyone of her kind. If Cergio was to approach to Raquel, he would appear as an average human. The only way to make them visible is by a broken heart.

 

The curse made Boragaia infertile which meant Cergio would have to procreate, however Cergio isn’t a fan of children. Cergio was directed by Kratos to create a harem of women who would bear his 50 children. Reluctantly, Cergio set out to find 3 women with witch powers to come live with him and be apart of his harem. Since Garner is a fairly small town, he set out for Lansing Falls, a neighboring town just 30 miles away. He first found Nina Simons singing at bar. She was a vocal for a local jazz band and was recently broken up with her long-term boyfriend, Desmond Flake. This made Nina an easy target. Nina soon gave birth to his first child, Ada. Sasha Shaine was the next female. Cergio met Sasha at a coffee house during an open mic night. Sasha plays the guitar and he was impressed. However Sasha was a basic human but mention about converting. She had been studying alchemy which kept Cergio interested. After some time, Sasha successfully converted into a witch and Cergio impregnated her after several attempts.  Sasha gave birth to Cergio’s second child, Francesca. Regan Locke was the final female for Cergio’s harem. Cergio met Regan at a park and Cergio admired Regan’s innocence. However Cergio knew convincing Regan to join wouldn’t be easy. Cergio tricked Regan into believing they were in a relationship soon as she became pregnant.

Where things left off

During Regan’s 8th month of pregnancy, Cergio felt it was time to move Regan in. Once Regan was settled in, Cergio reveled the truth which left her in pieces. Nina and Sasha attempted to comfort Regan and help her adjust to her new living arrangements. Before leaving her sister Penny’s home in Lansing Falls, Penny attempted to convince Regan into  staying. She felt Cergio was no good and believed he was hiding something. Regan had no idea how right her younger sister was. Regan wanted to leave but was told she couldn’t leave until the baby was born due to the family curse. However if Regan choose to leave after birth, she couldn’t take their child and her memory would be erased. This left Regan with a difficult decision. Regan learns she had no say in their son’s name or how the nursery would be set. Cergio chose the name Cedric for their son and his nursery was already set up. Regan was assured she could still see her family since Ada is best friend with her nephew Ender Flake. The first chapter ends with Regan despondent.

Penelope Flake revels that she is pregnant with her second child but also revels her husband Desmond Flake is not the father. After having a secret ultrasound, it shown Penny’s pregnancy was further along than she hoped. It confirmed Desmond is not the father however it confirm their neighbor Joey Shaine is the father. Penny attempts to convince her doctor to say the baby was 2 weeks younger when Desmond joins her for the next appointment. Dr. Judd thought Penny’s request was odd but told Penny she could not lie about the baby’s age. Penny confesses to Joey about her pregnancy and told Joey that he would not be the child’s father and how he needs to believe the child is Desmond’s. Joey holds a secret about his sexuality and knows this would be his only shot on being a natural parent. Penny didn’t care about Joey’s opinion or feelings, she told him that he needed to deal.

What happen over the course of 8 years

Regan struggles to settle in but during the final month of her pregnancy, Regan comes to term of how things will be. She decides to stay so she could have a relationship with her son.  Everyone was in for a surprise when Regan gave birth to a set of twins, one being a girl. Cergio was displeased with the surprise and refused to hold any of the babies. This left Regan with the option to name her daughter, Raine.

After the births of the twins, Cergio began to spend more time with his lover, Brielle Yager who is also Regan’s youngest sister. Cergio’s relationship with Brielle tends to be temperamental as Brielle often gets under Cergio’s skin. Brielle has a habit of wanting to make Cergio jealous because she wants their relationship to have a label. Brielle felt if Cergio saw her with other men then it will force him to make things official. However Cergio doesn’t fall for Brielle’s trap which leaves him to question his feelings for Brielle.

When Desmond shares the news about the new baby to his mother Drysda, she decides to make a visit. This make Penny nervous cause her mother-in-law was never a fan of her and she believed she could sense the baby wasn’t Desmond’s. During the visit, Drysda announced that she would be relocating to Garner so she could be closer. This made Penny more uneasy. Penny had lied about her due date however Drysda wasn’t easily fooled. She knew that Penny was hiding something.

As Penny’s true due date was near, Penny becomes more anxious and nervous. To make matter worse, Joey often came over. However Penny’s behavior whenever Joey appears made Drysda more suspicious of Penny. After much debate, Penny decides to induce her labor which would make her baby 4 weeks early. Fortunately for the unborn child, none of Penny’s labor inducing tricks worked. As her due date was just a week away, Penny goes into labor. She gives birth to a daughter who Desmond named, Layne.  However Drysda wasn’t overjoyed of the birth of her “granddaughter”. Penny knew that Drysda could sense something wasn’t right. Layne was born with red hair and was just a witch like Penny. When Regan came to meet her new niece, Penny points out how red hair runs in the family.

Boragaia came to terms of never becoming a mother decades ago, however after befriending a scientist named Maddox Yager. Boragaia learns she could become a mother by creating a Botanian, a plant base child by splicing plant DNA with human DNA. Boragaia studies closely next to Maddox as he attempts to pluperfect his botany formula. She notices how he becomes obsessed with it which started to concern her. Boragaia questions Maddox if she could meet his Botanian child named Ivy. Maddox tends to change the subjects, however Maddox confesses that Ivy had died long ago and its reasons why he has been working hard. Maddox then explains how Ivy was his first creation alone.

He had a partner and together they created the first Botanian child named, Amenia. Maddox explained how they were successful with creating Amenia and she was able to grow into adulthood however in a faster rate than a human child. Amenia grew from an infant to an adult in a span of 2 years. Maddox and his partner couldn’t agree on slowing down the aging process. Maddox believed the formula was perfect and slowing down the aging process would result in premature death of the Botanian. His partner tried to explain how a child growing from an infant to an adult is not ideal for parents with fertile issues. His partner felt they should create a new formula where the child would grow at a normal rate as a human child. However Maddox didn’t care and felt it should be left alone. This caused his partner to split and taking all of his research, including the formula, leaving Maddox with nothing. Maddox attempted to replicate the formula from memory thus creating Ivy. However Ivy didn’t grow as quickly as Amenia did. Ivy appeared to grow at a normal rate as a human. Since Maddox was newly married, bringing home a plant baby wasn’t ideal and entrusted a colleague to care for Ivy outside of the lab. Ivy was close to her second birthday when her health begin to deteriorate. Maddox preformed a mercy kill just 2 days shy of Ivy’s second birthday. He couldn’t stand to see his creation suffer any longer.

Maddox confesses how he hates to admit failure and boasts how Ivy is alive in fact he’s actually referring to his second creation named Aurora. 2 years after Ivy’s death, he created Aurora and he felt the timing was right. Aurora came to life just 2 weeks after the birth of his first child, Nova. However his wife Petra was displeased with now having to care for 2 newborns. Petra also express her displease of Maddox playing god. It was hard for Petra to treat Aurora as her own. Maddox felt it was perfect cause he could compare Aurora’s growth to Nova’s. When both girls were both 3 months old, Petra entered the nursery to find that Aurora advanced to a 6 month baby. Maddox boasts how Aurora is perfect and she’s now 15. Aurora appears to be like most human 15 year olds and hasn’t had a sudden growth spurt since infancy.

Maddox told Boragaia how he wanted to try something different with her. He wanted to use flower DNA instead of a plant, he has been working on a new formula and thought flower DNA would be the better choice. Boragaia was given the choice of what flower to use; she chose her favorite, the azaleas. Before creating the flower child, Boragaia asked Maddox how does his family felt about him spending so much time with her. Maddox confesses how his wife took off with their kids 2 years ago, Petra couldn’t take anymore of his experiments. However Petra only took their human kids but left Aurora. He explained how she never accepted Aurora. He came home to a almost empty house with Aurora crying to herself in a corner. Aurora told Maddox when she, Nova and their brother Bastian came home from school, Petra told Nova and Bastian to go pack their bags. She then tells Aurora to go to the store and buy a few food items. By the time Aurora returned, Petra finished loading up her car and told Aurora that she couldn’t take it anymore and she and the kids will never come back.

Boragaia was finally given the gift to become a mother of the first Rhod-Botanian created who she named, River. However Cergio wasn’t pleased with the creation of his niece and disgusted how Boragaia went along with the plan. Cergio calls River abomination of nature. Kratos shared his dislike with Cergio, telling Boragaia that he was disappointed of her actions of playing god. Kratos then warns Boragaia that no good will come from this. In Boragaia’s eye, River is perfect. River had a different appearance than the previous plant base children. River’s coloring was the same as a pink azalea flower.

Maddox was pleased with River and requested to watch River closely, which this means bring River into the lab for weekly testing. Boragaia wasn’t completely comfortable having River studied so closely but before the creation of River, she had to sign a contract and had agreed to studies. Maddox promised River will live like any other child. All the years, River grew at a normal rate as a human since infancy but had advanced motor skills than an average child. By River’s 5th birthday she has an IQ score of 118. Maddox’s obsession with River began to cause Boragaia some worry and concern. Boragaia is then remind of her father’s warning.

After Cergio shows an act of selflessness and compassion, which will be explained how later, the curse was lifted. Cergio and his family were no longer tied to the land and were able to travel or relocated. Boragaia’s fertility was restored and can have natural children of her own. However she is happy with River and doesn’t have plans to start family for some time. With the curse broken there was no need for his 3 female to stay with him. Cergio gave them the choice to leave or stay. Naturally Regan wanted to return to Lansing Falls but having 2 young children would require a lot of work. Regan needed all the help she needed and decided to stay until the twins were old enough to start school. Nina had thoughts about leaving but Ada told her if she leaves, she won’t be going with her. Ada likes living on the land and has her own horse. Nina didn’t want to leave without her daughter and decided to stay. Sasha made no plans to leave, her obsession of Cergio was strong and thought this would be her chance to be with him officially.

Cergio moves Brielle in which turns out to be a mistake. Cergio could not longer deal with Brielle’s antics and calls off their relationship. Cergio removes Brielle’s memory of living with him but allowed her to keep memory of him to make her suffer. After the break up, Cergio meets an unpleasant female named Kelly Latham during an open mic night at the coffee house in Lansing Falls. Cergio admired how Kelly didn’t fall easily for his pick up lines and called him out. Kelly was a challenge and Cergio was ready to accept it. Over time Cergio discovers Kelly was a teen mom. She grew up poor and had been in and out of fosters homes until she ran away. She kidnapped her son from another foster home when he was 3. Kelly has been homeless since but left her son in the care of her aunt.

Cergio offered to allow Kelly to stay with him but declined. Cergio offered his home several times. Kelly gives in after she was robbed at gun point. Kelly struggled to adjust, she wasn’t use to having a bed and meals prepared for her. Kelly refused to sleep in her own room and often sneaks into Cergio’s room and slept in his bed. Cergio had a strict rule of no females were allowed to sleep in his bed. He was annoyed at first but liked how she doesn’t obey him. Cergio began to lock his door at night only for Kelly to pick the lock. Cergio decided to pretend to sleep and catch Kelly attempting to sneak in. Kelly admits she likes sleeping near him cause she felt safe. Cergio reminds Kelly of his rules but ignores him and crawls in bed anyway. Cergio gives up for the night and they slept together. The following day, Cergio was disappointed to find Kelly didn’t sneak in. She remained in her bed all night. The following night, Cergio sneaks into Kelly’s bed and slept. In the morning, Cergio confesses that he likes sleeping next to her. Sasha was dumbfounded when she sees Kelly moving into Cergio’s room. Kelly is aware of Sasha’s obsession and this prompts her to mock her.

Over time a relationship develop between Cergio and Kelly which caused Sasha insanely jealous.  Sasha attempts to make Kelly living there uncomfortable which almost made Cergio evict her. Cergio made things official by marring Kelly. However Kratos was against the marriage, Cergio would still need to have a large number of children and Kelly was just a basic human. Cergio has plans to convert Kelly into a genie, a process that’s never been successful. Kratos warns Cergio the conversion will kill Kelly, Cergio listens to reason but decides to find a way to make her immortal instead.

After the twins with Regan’s 5th birthday, Regan makes arrangements to leave. Over the years, Regan enters a relationship with a much older male named, Bryn Yager. Cergio didn’t fight when Regan told him about moving in with Bryn along with the twins. Cergio knew he was the name Regan was destined to be with, however since remapping her family line, Bryn ended up being Regan’s step father for a brief time so the new Brielle could exist. Bryn owned a lakeside home in Garner and Cergio was okay with the living arrangement.

Nina wanted to return to beauty school after giving birth to another child with Cergio. They had a son named Acario. After their son’s 3rd birthday, Nina moved out taking Acario with her. Ada refused to joined Nina and stayed. Nina got an apartment in Garner so she could stay close to Ada and Acario would be close to Cergio.

Cergio and Kelly eventually had a daughter of their own who they named, Desire. She’s currently a month shy from her first birthday. Desire is mainly looked after Shilia, Boragaia or Ada. Kelly lacks a motherly instinct and never cared for her first child, Eli who is now an adult with 2 kids of his own. Kratos warns Cergio that Kelly wasn’t right as she’s not a good fit to ever be a mother.

Penny and Desmond’s lives were flipped upside down after Desmond was sent to prison. Desmond refused to find legit work and decided to sell a new street drug called  Vit V which was a high demand. Vit V is vampire blood that gives humans and wolves a LSD like trip and unnatural super human strength, temporary. Desmond was caught while trying to sell his own blood to an undercover cop. Desmond was sentenced 3 years.  While Desmond did his time, his mother came to live with Penny and help out. Naturally Penny did not like this idea but she needed the help. It wasn’t long before Drysda discover the truth about Layne. She overheard Penny fighting with Joey when he demanded to see his daughter. He then threaten if Penny doesn’t allow him to spend time with Layne, he’ll tell Drysda. This prompts Drysda to revel that she heard everything, she also tells Penny how she knew Layne was not apart her family. Layne didn’t have their scent and Desmond was too blind to notice. Desmond wanted a daughter and was happy to have one. While visiting Desmond in prison, Drysda delivers the news that Layne is not his. This prompts Desmond to file for divorce. He could no longer trust and blames her how he lost everything for her. He then confesses how he’s still in love with his ex Nina.

Penny loses her home and moves in with Bryn in Garner. Joey and his now boyfriend Amos follows Penny to Garner in hopes to be in Layne’s life. After the divorce, Penny chops her hair off and let Joey be a father to Layne. When Desmond finishes his prison time, he moves in with his mother in Garner. Desmond is heart broken whenever he sees Layne. She calls Joey dad now and calls Desmond, Mr. Desmond. Soon Desmond befriends Cergio and eventually became best friends. With Desmond out on parole, he must get a job. Cergio convinces Shilia to let Desmond help out in her magic shop. However it didn’t work out, Shilia felt Desmond was too lazy. With Desmond’s PO warning him he will face jail, Desmond turns to his ex Nina for help. Question is, will she help him?