Chapter 5.15 Failure on All Fronts

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  1. Oh no :/ I hope poor Frank is okay… At least Hailey didn’t mess up with Clint, and she kind of seems to be realising that she’s a dummy face when it comes to her oldest son and her best friend. About time, too.
    I like Candy. The scene with her wasn’t so long, but I think she could be interesting to see more of 🙂
    I could tell that there was some HQ-ness going on – Hailey looks great in high quality, I have to say 😀 Great chapter, Jowita ❤

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    1. Yeah… All should be revealed on Wednesday as to what had transpired during the parade. Both Waylon and Hailey will be feeling guilty for putting him in danger, regardless of him getting hurt or not.
      Yes, finally some realizations for Hailey! High time for that.
      I know, I had so much to pack in this chapter I couldn’t let Candy take over. But I thought Hailey would need a female friend after all.
      Yup, she looks really pretty.
      Thank you, Louise ❤

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      1. I can very well imagine… though for once I don’t actually think Hailey is to blame, lol 😛
        I’m looking forward to seeing a possible friendship develop between the girls. ❤

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  2. Oh my goodness! When Candy was introduced to the chapter, I thought she was going to say something like Reggie is the father of her baby, too! See how I am, all suspicious like? LOL It must have been so strange for Hailey to babysit Clint but it seems to me like she did a fine job. Now, if we can just find Frank! I hope he’s okay.

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    1. Noo. I was going to make Reggie’s brother the father of her baby, but I thought that would be too complicated, after all. Too many family relations between Clint, the twins and Candy’s baby, wouldn’t it be?
      Reggie’s no cheater, thank god!
      Yup, she didn’t mess up with Clint. But Frank… yeah, it might be harsh.

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      1. I’m so glad he’s not a cheater! lol It was one of those fleeting thoughts you get when you’re reading and trying to put pieces together that may or may not fit. 😛

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  3. Poor Frank! Oh Jowita, he’d better be okay! 😛
    I think Hailey has grown up a lot since we met her, and it’s too bad that Waylon has this opinion of her. But I guess it’s very common for people to stick to their first impression of someone!
    I wonder what’s up with Reggie – I hope they won’t drift further apart now that the twins will come into the picture! 😥
    Candy is reeeeally beautiful! 😍 I was in fact thinking this before I read the last part of your chapter – she’s gorgeous! ❤ And Hailey (everything really) looks so good with HQ mod! 😀

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    1. Hm… I will refrain from giving my verdict on Frank. Exciting thing is I made two of my first, very own poses for this bonus! Can’t wait for you to read it all, because actually, half of this chapter is Waylon’s rant on Hailey. You can’t miss it, lmao.
      Oh, yes, Reggie is very caught up with his job and stuff at the moment. If only he had more time for his wife and children.
      Thank you. I made Candy on the spot, really, and was surprised of how good she looked. It’s also my picture editing, but Hailey’s face is definitely due to this magical HQ mod.

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  4. I hope everything is okay. And yes. Appears we have a male heir this time! Lol. That’s okay. Curious to see how everything goes. And what is Reggie’s problem. Why is he distancing himself from her. I thought he was happy.

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    1. I hope everything is okay, too. That’s not that much of a surprise, actually. I went with female/male/female/male/female. The only reasonable step would be to have another man now. Ron is the one who rolled the evil trait that I wrote about in our group. I rerolled, though. Physical wounds from Sam are still too fresh 😂
      Oh, Reggie does have a problem. But his problem is spending too much time on job-connected stuff and refusing to give up the lifestyle he led before marrying Hailey.

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      1. Hmmm. I guess that was to be expected and doesn’t bode well for their future. 😦 Very glad Ron won’t be evil. ❤️ Although I’m sure he will be flawed in some other way.

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      2. Least flawed character of mine was Dellie. I think his biggest flaw was actually being too good. That good will didn’t wind up well for him. In a way, him and Frank share that trait. I think Cole is also too good for his… well… own good.
        Ron has the absent-minded trait after the reroll if I remember properly, so I guess that is already a flaw of some kind. Can’t blame him, because I’m super absent-minded myself.

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  5. Ooh~ I love the HQness of the chapter, lovely photos. Wow, Frank didn’t hold back sharing what Waylon thought of Hailey – that was harsh, but true. The sooner she realizes it, the better, maybe that’ll inspire her to change for the better. It was nice to see her ask Frank what was bothering him for a change, I feel like her younger self wouldn’t really notice because she’d be busy with her own problems. I was so worried something was going to go wrong with Clint, but thankfully not. But what about Frank? He doesn’t deserve any suffering! I shall start a riot of my own if he’s hurt 😤 I’m surprised Hailey shared the fact that Clint is really hers with Candy (who is really pretty indeed 😍) I hope that doesn’t come back to bite her somehow… And 7 months is really early to be giving birth, luckily Hailey and her kids are okay. I figured the next heir would be male since I’ve noticed you alternate their gender; I like how the twins’ names both start with R~ Looking forward to seeing Ronald as heir in the future, but first, I want to see how things shall go from here. Waylon better be alright, no pressure 😇💓

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    1. I am not sure if it’s more the HQness or just me experimenting with heavier photo-editing than usual. The pictures are super bright and colorful due to that.
      No, Frank didn’t hold back, because he was afraid Hailey would accuse him of not trying too hard, and he wanted to tell her what this situation really looked like (you’re going to see about that on Wednesday).
      I think it’s nice that she asked Frank for a change, too. He deserves a better friend, too, he can’t be the only one giving her advice and taking care of her countless problems.
      I understand not everyone may like Waylon, because he’s very honest and to some people it may come off as rude. But he admires hard-working people himself (he’s not a sloth, but not super hard-working either), and that’s part of why he loves Frank so much. He often calls him too good for this world and can’t see why he gives so much of his life to Hailey, especially knowing the story of her practically ruining his family. Of course he can’t see things from his perspective and realize that Hailey had been his only friend for a long time.
      No, thankfully, she didn’t mess with Clint, at least.
      Frank doesn’t deserve any suffering, but life can be so unfair. Um… We’ll see if there’s a need for your riot or not on Wednesday.
      I’m glad you think Candy’s pretty. Oh, Hailey didn’t really feel like lying. But that could definitely stir up trouble, something like another Deq-style article about her giving her child away to the gays (god, pls not).
      It’s very early, especially for twins. Yes, I like diversity of every kind, therefore I change the gender each generation and diversify my characters a lot, like with sexual preferences. I think it’d be interesting to have a trans character at some point, but that’d be a challenge in the game.
      Yes, of course their names start with R, it’s part of my naming scheme. Frederick-Fidelio, Grace-Gemma, George, Gilbert, Seth-Samien, Heather-Hailey, Reginald-Rebecca, Ronald. I don’t have the faintest idea of who Ron is at the moment, but I’ll be working on that.
      I don’t know if you meant Frank in the last sentence, but if you meant Waylon, then I’m glad someone brought it up, because they’re both at the parade and just because Hailey didn’t bring him up in the chapter, I think most readers forgot about his safety…

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      1. “We’ll see if there’s a need for your riot or not on Wednesday.” Why does this response worry me?… Frank does indeed deserve a friend that treats and cares for him the way he does for others, so I’m glad Hailey is beginning to do that. I hope Candy doesn’t say anything, lol, the last thing Hailey needs is more of her complicated life shared with the public 😂
        You’ve done a great job in making every heir different, you’ve definitely got a wide range in both personality and preferences 😊 Ahh, I only noticed the gender alternating and only now got the naming trend as well *facepalm*
        Yeah, I was talking about Waylon intentionally, I meant to say “Waylon better be alright too” but forgot the too, lol. I was caught up in Hailey’s feelings for Frank I almost forgot it was his idea to go there in the first place. He is definitely not as likeable as Frank, but I still don’t want anything to happen to him. I have a feeling Frank will be saying “I told you so” to him about going to the parade at some point.

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      2. Err… I can’t really say much, just that I made my first 2 poses specifically for the Wednesday bonus and that’s exciting.
        Yeah, thankfully Hailey seems to have finally opened her eyes. Lol, her life is too complicated for random people to understand. At least Deq is gay himself and he almost got sued, so maybe he would be understanding, lmao.
        Thank you so much. Sometimes I think I went a little overboard with diversity and that it’s not very realistic, but Ron actually rolled the evil trait and I was like “hell, no” and rerolled his trait. Don’t worry, you’re not an idiot or anything, it’s just that I never specifically mentioned those things. Here are some of my rules, though, in case you find that interesting.
        Yes, I figured that was why most people forgot about Waylon altogether. I like them both and I like that they’re different and can rely on one another. Plus Waylon is a great character I can use to let out all the frustrations I have connected to Hailey, lmao. Hm… The parade will change a lot in Frank’s life, for sure.

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  6. Please please please tell me Frank and Waylon are okay 😮 Knowing you, at least one of them probably won’t be though lol. I’m so glad Hailey is starting to care about her children, and that she did a decent job of taking care of Clinton. It’ll be interesting to see what these twins turn out like. Hmm, also, not sure I like Reggie’s comment about choosing between Hailey and his cars. They’ve had a really great relationship up until that moment.

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    1. Err… Maybe you know me a bit too well 😛 Or maybe I’m going to surprise you, who knows…
      Hailey is finały starting to behave better. About freakin’ time!
      Oh, the twins. They should be toddlers in the next chapter so you can see the hair colors 🙂
      Reggie will always choose the cars, even if they’re not a possible option. That may actually not be good for him.

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  7. Oh no, please tell me nothing bad happened to Fraylon!!
    I am really proud of Hailey this chapter, and her revelations. It is okay that she didn’t have any maternal connection with Clint. At least she is going to try with the twins (which is more than we can say for Gemma or Sam).
    I don’t know how I feel about Candy. (she is beautiful and my dislike of her has nothing to do with how she looks). She just said all of the wrong things and the wrong time. And didn’t seem to care about it.

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    1. Fraylon… *gasp*
      Yes, she’s going to try. Hopefully it goes well.
      Oh… Candy. I don’t know why you think she said the wrong things. It wasn’t intentional, she just said what she believes to be true.

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  8. I think this is one of those scenarios when the best intentions kind of backfire. It was a good idea of Hailey to make an effort to spend time with her own son. If she comes to some unpleasant realizations about herself in the process, oh well…
    The parade though – neither she nor Waylon could predict something bad would happen.

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  9. very deep thoughtful chapter, you’ve put a lot in to this. Hailey is a little hard on herself in this one, its nice that’s she already feels a bond with her twins, but its shame she giving up so soon on her first child, he’s still very young so she could still bond with him if she wanted too, but Reggie isn’t being as supportive of her and when she need him the most, the car thing and then the urine lines were very insensitive to her, I hope he pulls himself together now that the baby’s are here, and Hailey can then pick herself up, I can understand her feeling down with all that’s happened in this chapter, but if she keeps going down this road and with this career she has chosen, I don’t see it ending well, hopefully I’m wrong in my line of thought and you take this story in a different direction, as I said, its very deep and there a lot of talking points, it what make your story so good… 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad this chapter left you with so much to think about. It’s always a good challenge to try to make my characters more alive and let their thoughts and stories be heard, especially with the first person POV. Hailey is certainly being too hard on herself, but she figured that if she doesn’t feel maternal instinct towards Clint, then her relationship with him can’t be recovered. So she chose not to be a part of his life, which may later come and bite her in the ass. After all, Clinton will want to know who his mother is. Two fathers can be just as good as a standard family model, but it is apparent that they cannot conceive, which is going to raise questions in the boy’s mind.
      Reggie is being a bit insensitive, that’s true but he is too caught up in his work at the moment. If only there was something she could do for him to be more involved.
      The events of this chapter have taken a toll on Hailey and she’s suffering because of them. Definitely we’ve had enough depressed musicians throughout the years.. Hopefully, that won’t happen in Hailey’s case. Thank you so much for complementing my story again, Darren 🙂

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  10. You have waited so long for this long comment. A lot of things happened in this chapter. I’m glad Frank goes to the parade. If he wants to try how he would be feel there, I will keep my fingers crossed for him.
    I was surprised Hailey’s idea, she hasn’t cared about Clinton for a few years. I know this was a test for her, as a mother, but anyway, it was strange. If you don’t love this child, you won’t be paid to babysit him. Nevertheless, it was nice of Hannah to take care for Clint. Both sides gained something from it.
    The one who gains the title of the worst behaving character in this chapter is… Reggie! What was that? I know he forgot to tell Hailey, but she is pregnant and he can’t throw the parties just like that. He has planed it for a few days, so he had time to tell her. If he has memory problems, he should write down his ideas. Then he won’t forget about them in the future. I would be very pissed off if this situation happened to me. As you know, I love surprises. This kind of surprises.
    I also think Candy is very pretty. When I saw her, my first thought was that she is pregnant with Reggie. It would be awful. Fortunately she isn’t, what a relief. She is just a lost girl who needs someone to talk. It’s very sad that she is alone with her problems. Regardless, I wouldn’t want to talk with her.
    Why was I thinking that the twins will be boys? Anyway, welcome to the world! I’m glad they are safe (you wouldn’t let that happened). I want to see Hannah as a mother. It will be interesting. And I want to see Reggie as a father, let him prove that he is a good father.
    I wonder who will be a heir. In my view, Ronald (not Roland) will be, I can see it in his eyes, but I’m not sure… This is a hard decision to make, right?
    Sorry, but I could forget about that (Welcome to the club, Reggie). I hope Frank is okay. He can’t be hurt by some stupid guy. If you hurt him, I will deal with you!

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    1. I have waited a long time, indeed.
      Frank finally made up his mind about the parade. We had all been waiting for the verdict.
      Oh, Hailey is finally trying, although that is still strange. She and Clinton will never have a deep relation.
      Reggie definitely wasn’t fair to Hailey. Maybe he’s getting older and these are really memory problems? I’m just kidding, it was obviously very bad behavior.
      No, as I’ve already told Kymber, Reggie is not the father of Candy’s child. It would be very messed up and your dislike for Reggie would only enlarge. She’s a lost girl for sure.
      Noo, these are not boys, I cheated so that I could have a boy and a girl, it’ll be important for the story later on. Yes, let them prove that they can be good parents.
      It’s not your view, it’s the surname, trust me.
      Uh… I’m off to Russia just in case you’re going to hurt me 😛

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  11. It’s good Hailey is finally thinking about her realities as a parent. She needed to hear Frank and Waylon’s honest opinions of her — she seems to almost always be focused on her own problems and not much about others. Waylon really thinks the same things I do about Hailey, I think our personalities are quite similar lol.
    I was impressed with Hailey, though, with the way she handled Clint. I was worried that she might mess up, but she actually did okay. It gives me hope for how she may deal with the twins.
    Oh dear. The fact that Reggie didn’t even answer Hailey’s question properly (about choosing between her and racing) does not seem to bode well 😦 I am crossing my fingers that he will get his act together and be a good father, plus pay attention to Hailey — I wouldn’t be surprised if he got completely engrossed in his babies and forget all about his wife, which I don’t think she would take well, considering her downcast mood lately.
    Candy is so cute! I like how she and Hailey got along and had a nice, long talk. I hope we can see her in the future, I think she might be great support.
    Nooooooooo Fraylon! They better be alright! I have to say that Hailey is being too hard on herself at the end there. It’s really not her fault, I hope she won’t beat herself up too much about it.
    The HQ pictures look great! Nice chapter ❤

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    1. No one thought the time when Hailey is actually thinking about her responsibilities would come, but here goes! She needed to heart these and the talk with Candy probably helped as well. You know what, I and Hailey share some traits, mainly the negative ones. Because in real life it is usually me forgetting about other people having problems as well. So I’m trying to work on that. But yeah, high-five, Lila, I, you and Waylon alike have the same opinion on Hailey. Basically I’m just voicing my thoughts of her through him. Half of the bonus coming on Wednesday is just his rant on her and boy, did that feel satisfying.
      Oh yes, she did okay, but Clinton was cooperating. He practically always is as I hate toddlers so much I try to keep him sleeping or fully out of the picture 😂 Yes, it definitely gives us some hope for the future.
      Reggie takes his career very seriously and he sees anyone trying to distance him from the cars as a threat. He really thinks about them as friends, which may look weird to the others, but makes sense to him. Definitely he could forget about Hailey and that wouldn’t bode well for her because she already has so many doubts. She’s had them mostly after Gemma’s death.
      I think Candy is, too. I know some of my readers think she’s weird, but she just has that sort of a warm personality.
      Ah, Fraylon, yup, hopefully they are. 😧 You are right, it’s not her fault, but she’s been putting too much blame on herself lately.
      Thank you ♥

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      1. This bonus is super pessimistic, I think, spare for short moments of happiness and the rant, which I so enjoyed. It felt like I could finally shake Frank for sticking with Hailey. My fav line from Waylon is officially: “you don’t become a parent through being unable to keep your junk in your boxers, or your cookie in your panties” 😂 Man, that’s true wisdom. You will have to read it all, lmao

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      2. Lol, I get your feeling. Sometimes I have to wildly rant about stuff to just get it out of my system! That line is golden 😭 I’m looking forward to the bonus!

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  12. Hailey looks great, she’s really pretty without makeup as well. She did look more tired this chapter, probably the HQ bringing out the skin details.

    Why is Waylon still bringing up how much he dislikes Hailey to the point that is causes problems with him and Frank? He just seems really vindictive at this point. Those things are years past, and although I wouldn’t say Hailey is a different person, she has changed some.

    Speaking of, Hailey’s self reflection while taking care of Clint was great. She does want to do better, even while realizing that Clint has the best parents in his two fathers, and she wouldn’t try to change that.

    Candy seems to need a good friend right now. Maybe she and Hailey could support each other. I did think Hailey’s confusion at Candy telling her problems to a stranger was funny. XD Some people are just like that.

    Idk, a bit unfair for Hailey to ask Reggie to choose her or his career. He seems equally passionate for both aspects of his life and has put a lot of work into both. I wonder if it was more pregnancy hormones getting to her or if those feelings will stay.

    Oh no, Frank!

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    1. Yes, that’s probably the skin details. I still think she looks like an HQ painting.
      Waylon hates Hailey to the core. He believes her to be a threat, only causing bad stuff to happen to Frank whom he is very protective of. You’re going to see a rant on her coming from in the next Frank bonus.
      Yes, she finally seems to have experienced some wise realizations. About time, Hailey! And Clinton is a very loved child by both of his dads.
      Yup, Candy is so lost, throwing herself on strangers. I agree that some people are like that, but it’s a bit overwhelming.
      I have to agree that it was unfair, especially if cars are much more than a career for him. Hm… this conflict is going to stay around for a while.
      Yeah… I posted a Frank bonus an hour ago and it explains what really happened at the parade. And more on Waylon being vindictive.

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