Meeting Up With Daniella [Round 10, Chapter 130, Holloway]

Daniella Holloway was¬†not happy. She felt ambushed. She felt bamboozled. She felt like she was gonna be sick. Her brother Luca had invited her to meet up and hang out. It was suspicious enough that he suggested they go to The Futures Past Museum that was one neighborhood over from where she lived in Oasis … Continue reading Meeting Up With Daniella [Round 10, Chapter 130, Holloway]

A Dream And A Dare [Round 10, Chapter 129, Holloway]

"Goodness, you spend a lot of time with those bambinos," said Jim one morning as Luca cuddled his son. "Well times have changed Babbo," said Luca. "Some men actually think it's okay to actively help raise their children." "If you say so." "You might want to try it, Nonno. You live here with us, it … Continue reading A Dream And A Dare [Round 10, Chapter 129, Holloway]

Three Holloways Talk At A Bar [Round 10, Chapter 128, Holloway]

Liz woke up the next morning, and felt relieved Luca was already awake. She started the morning in her ideal way. She let loose on the bag, punching out all her frustration. She wasn't necessarily unhappy that Luca's father was arriving, that morning, to stay with them, without anyone asking her what she thought. She … Continue reading Three Holloways Talk At A Bar [Round 10, Chapter 128, Holloway]

Luca, Liz, Logan, Lara [Round 10, Chapter 127, Holloway]

Liz and Luca Holloway considered themselves happily married. They had all the trappings a married couple should. They had couple friends. They easily brought a smile to each other's faces. And they had gotten very good at pretending they never noticed their friends' and families' less than enthusiastic support or each other's flaws. They were … Continue reading Luca, Liz, Logan, Lara [Round 10, Chapter 127, Holloway]

Carmen Gets Council Cousel [Round 10, Chapter 126, Butler]

Carmen had a lot going on in her family at the moment. She was handling it the best way she knew how, but it was time to call in reinforcements. It was time to call a club meeting. They called themselves the Counsel Council after all, and counsel is exactly what she needed. The club … Continue reading Carmen Gets Council Cousel [Round 10, Chapter 126, Butler]

So You’re Hugo? [Round 10, Chapter 125, Butler]

The uncomfortable silence stretched out, and Hugo wasn't sure how to proceed. Carmen's mother Genevieve seemed to be waiting for something, but he couldn't tell what. When she turned and took a step towards him, he instinctively sat down. Growing up in a house full of strong personalities taught him how to be wise when … Continue reading So You’re Hugo? [Round 10, Chapter 125, Butler]

Parental Stamp Of Approval… Or Not [Round 10, Chapter 124, Butler]

After their chat in the bathroom, Carmen and Hugo headed back to the boys' room to check on them. The only one in there was Marco, and he was curled up on the chair in the corner asleep. "Oh no, I better wake him," said Carmen. "He already had a nap, and if I let … Continue reading Parental Stamp Of Approval… Or Not [Round 10, Chapter 124, Butler]

Hugo Doesn’t Want To Leave the Butlers [Round 10, Chapter 123, Butler]

Grateful for multiple distractions from what Hugo had just said,¬†Carmen heard a knock at the door and let in Liz Holloway. Her father sat down and had a snack and let Hugo tend to his son. Mauricio was the first up from his nap and was really happy to see his father. Carmen was getting … Continue reading Hugo Doesn’t Want To Leave the Butlers [Round 10, Chapter 123, Butler]

Daddy, Meet My Baby Daddy [Round 10, Chapter 122, Butler]

"Hi, Mr, Butler, I'm Hugo Villareal." "Yes, son, I know who you are," replied Jeffrey Butler. Carmen's father looked at the man who fathered his three grandsons and tried to smile, but a smile wouldn't come. He understood from Carmen that their relationship was complicated, and that what really mattered was how good a father … Continue reading Daddy, Meet My Baby Daddy [Round 10, Chapter 122, Butler]