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

Grateful for multiple distractions from what Hugo had just said,┬áCarmen 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]

A New Energy, A New Home [Round 10, Chapter 121, Butler]

Carmen woke up still thinking about her complicated family. As she stirred the pancake mix, she thought about how a simple set up for a date followed by a few impulsive romantic decisions, and here she was, a single mother of three toddler boys. While certainly not how she saw her life going, she had … Continue reading A New Energy, A New Home [Round 10, Chapter 121, Butler]

So Many Parents In One House [Round 10, Chapter 120, Butler]

Carmen Butler finally felt like herself again. Something about having her parents in her home made everything alright. All the drama, all the un-wise decisions, none of it weighed on her once they arrived. Her parents Jeffrey and Genevieve could fix any situation. Once their bags were put away in her bedroom and they'd met … Continue reading So Many Parents In One House [Round 10, Chapter 120, Butler]

Welcome to Town, Rory [Round 10, Chapter 119, Ralston]

Aurora Vaughn, who went by Rory, looked around her new apartment. It was fully furnished and decorated, not something that Rory could afford alone as a nursing student, but thank goodness for trust funds. She'd put a small dent into the money set aside for her future, money she technically wasn't supposed to touch yet, … Continue reading Welcome to Town, Rory [Round 10, Chapter 119, Ralston]

Shower Them With Love [Round 10, Chapter 118, Ralston]

The Ralston-Kibo family didn't let the difficult visit keep them down. Soon, they were back to their regularly scheduled program. They were working hard to get all three toddlers potty trained. Believe it or not, potty training was one of the easy parts. Meal time could be more complicated. Cristian and Kenya joked with Gavin … Continue reading Shower Them With Love [Round 10, Chapter 118, Ralston]

Family [Round 10, Chapter 117, Ralston]

Gavin was still in his head, remembering that night. As a teenager, he remembered feeling so nervous that his parents would say no, that he had to stay with them. It was clear Murphy and Renee weren't suited to being parents, and ultimately they didn't put up much of a fight.┬áThat night, Gavin left his … Continue reading Family [Round 10, Chapter 117, Ralston]

A Father’s Love [Round 10, Chapter 116, Ralston]

Time flies when you want it to slow down, everyone knows this. It was a blink of an eye before Kai aged up to toddler. He got Akira's hair and big personality. Kenya noticed his angelic nature and campaigned for everyone to start calling him Angel as a nickname. It was time for Jessie to … Continue reading A Father’s Love [Round 10, Chapter 116, Ralston]

Push ‘Em Out, Push ‘Em Out [Round 10, Chapter 115, Ralston]

Jessie went into labor right on time. Gavin traveled with her to the hospital. When they arrived, he sent Jessie in by herself to check-in. His only explanation was that he was waiting for someone else. Jessie assumed that Akira was joining them, but she was wrong. Through the windows of the hospital behind her, … Continue reading Push ‘Em Out, Push ‘Em Out [Round 10, Chapter 115, Ralston]