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]

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]

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]

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]