Rehearsal Dinner [Round 10, Chapter 146, Epstein]

Daniella Holloway was so ready to become Daniella Epstein. She spent the second half of high school hoping Quincy would give her a promise ring. They were only two days away from their birthdays when that finally happened. Then she spent the early part of her Young Adult phase wishing he'd propose. They were already the … Continue reading Rehearsal Dinner [Round 10, Chapter 146, Epstein]

No Heaven in the Home [Round 10, Chapter 134, Blank]

Bo Blank and his daughter Gem were turning their house into a home. With the child support payments they got from Heaven, they made some upgrades to the house. It was nothing too fancy, but they added an additional bedroom. Now that Gem and Asa were teens, Bo figured Asa would want his own room. … Continue reading No Heaven in the Home [Round 10, Chapter 134, Blank]

Liz and Luca and Their Families [Round 10, Chapter 133, Holloway]

Much to Daniella's disappointment, Luca and Jim showed up at her house to visit with them as threatened promised. Her kids loved their Zio Luca, but she wasn't sure how they would react to meeting their nonno for the first time. Jim could be pretty intense, and that could be scary to toddlers. She watched … Continue reading Liz and Luca and Their Families [Round 10, Chapter 133, Holloway]

Liz Leaves Luca to Handle Home [Round 10, Chapter 132, Holloway]

Liz Holloway had a lot of thoughts about what type of father Luca was going to be. Of all the things she worried about, she never thought he'd be absent. He didn't start off that way, but once his father Jim moved in with them to "visit" for Daniella's wedding, Luca was often gone off … Continue reading Liz Leaves Luca to Handle Home [Round 10, Chapter 132, Holloway]

Distracting Daniella [Round 10, Chapter 131, Holloway]

After their father Jim left, Luca and Daniella headed into the museum. Daniella was still pretty upset, so Luca gave her some space and went to look around. He knew his sister loved museums, but he just didn't get it. He gave it all of 10 minutes before suggesting they head next door. Daniella could … Continue reading Distracting Daniella [Round 10, Chapter 131, 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]

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]