Chapter 5.19 Family Ties

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  1. You’re too hard on yourself, Jowita. This isn’t bad 🙂 It was nice to see Hailey hanging out with Frank again. And Reggie is getting older! It was inevitable, of course, with the age difference. He’s still looking good 😀
    The chat with Beatriz made me roll my eyes. Like, dear God Sam, is there anyone you haven’t had sex with at this point?! Hahahah…
    Anyway, this was a nice chapter. Hailey is a little more matured, Reggie has stepped up and has a cute relationship with his daughter… bring on the pain, Jowita. I know bad stuff is going to happen soon :’)

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    1. For me it still is. “You’re too hard on yourself” coming from one of the most underrated authors (in their own opinion, of course) is a bit ironic. I can tell you the very same, Louise.
      I just had to have Frank get in there. You know I can’t get enough of him by the number of bonuses I’ve done already.
      Carlo is still the best looking “old man” out there! ♥
      Hailey’s life mostly consists of meeting Sam’s exes under weirdest circumstances, really. I just couldn’t resist!
      Too nice to be true, I know. I can’t deceive you that it’s going to last now, can I?

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      1. But it’s just much easier to tell others how awesome they are than listening to it from others :’) (You’re still too hard on yourself, tho – it’s not bad).
        Frank is always a nice presence and very appreciated 🙂
        Carlo has aged remarkably well (I won’t allow anything else ahahha…)
        Naaah, I know what you’re up to! 😛

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      2. I know. I think you’re all so awesome on WP and I feel so small throughout all these amazing writers, like I don’t deserve the praise :’)
        Always! That boy is golden ♥
        No, you don’t really know. It’ll be an ominious surprise coming.

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      3. I feel the same way most of the time. I think it’s pretty normal 🙂
        I guess I won’t know what kind of disaster happens until it does… but I know there will be disaster and tears 😛

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  2. Well….moving on quickly. The twins are adorable ❤️❤️❤️❤️ And the decision to wait….not sure if it’s good or bad. It’s really a hard choice.

    And so she has managed to produce an album. That’s good. I loved seeing Reggie interacting with the kids and so happy he they seem to have a healthy relationship now…..

    Candy is an awesome friend. ❤️

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    1. I feel like I didn’t have enough twins’ pictures in this one and we’re jumping to teenagehood in the next chapter, because I don’t have time to reflect about them growing up.
      I think the choice is really hard. It was so much easier with Grace and Cole, as she died.
      Yes, another album from Hailey. Somehow she found some time for that. Reggie is finally acting better.
      Ah, agreed, Candy is awesome indeed.

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  3. Alright, first off I have no idea what you’re talking about in your ending note because I really adored this chapter! Starting off, the gathering around the table to celebrate Frank was sweet 🙂 I would’ve been surprised at the huge jump in time had you not mentioned it in the bonus. I almost didn’t recognize Reggie; the age gap between him and Hailey is definitely more clear now. (Speaking of Reggie, I hate to be that person because it makes me feel pretentious, but I noticed a small error when Hailey was talking about him finally stepping up and being a good father, you wrote ‘grown a pear’ when I believe it should be ‘grown a pair’ – just wanted to let you know!)
    It’s interesting to see how despite being twins, Ron and Rebecca are quite different. I love that photo of them hugging Hailey~ my heart ❤ The motherly instinct she developed was something I never thought she would be capable of, which funnily enough, is something she mentions herself. She has grown so much as a character and a person, and this chapter did a great job of showing that. When she talks about her love for her husband and the emotions she feels at her kids' triumphs or failures, it makes you think back to the girl who couldn't do the dishes, and how far she's come. This chapter makes me realize the end of the gen is near, and fortunately things still appear to be going great, hopefully they remain that way 😉 *fingers crossed* If they do go south, I have a feeling it'll be because of when/how they choose to reveal the truth to the children about their relations with one another, which I'm hoping is not the case, but I'll throw that theory out there since I mentioned in the bonus that I don't think it's a good idea to share at all… but I suppose they have to if Clint is growing curious. Well, I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes, this was a very heartwarming chapter ❤

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    1. Really? Thank you so much. It’s a treat to get your two comments on one day. I also think it’s very sweet that Hailey congratulated Frank. And clueless Candy’s parents were there, when they don’t even know Frank nor Waylon and they just came to see their granddaugter. And for me to show you that one of Sam’s exes is Candy’s mother. I just love my little messy world and the connections in it. Yeah, Reggie looks old now. Yeah, the time jump. There’s going to be another one as kids will be teens in the next chapter. It’s because I need to wrap up the generation and can’t wait too long.
      Ha, ha, oh my Gosh, thank you for making me realize! I’d want to blame it on me not noticing, but really, it’s because of Marina. I’m having troubles with certain words because of her. She loves playing with words as so there is shampain=shame+pame=champagne, just desserts=justice hurts, froot=fruit and for the Froot album she made up “grow a pear” – see hereSo it’s totally me being a hardcore Marina fan at fault for this mistake. I feel so silly now. But at least you got your revenge for me correcting you. I love correcting, though, ha, ha. LOL, I love the fact I made that mistake. It’s equally hilarious as me spelling my name “Iowita”.
      Ah, yes, this photo is cute, as is Bee’s pose I used for that. She is awesome at pose-making. Hailey has grown so much and we are indeed getting closer to the end of her generation. Who would’ve thought she would blossom into a woman who loves her kids so much after how carelessly she dumped Clint. She’s the opposite of Sam as far as character development is considered. Ah, I feel like you might be disappointed if you keep hoping for a good ending. Hm… that is a good theory, we’ll see if you’re right, or if it might be something else. Ah, thank you, it indeed was quite heartwarming. Going to correct that silly “froot” now!

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      1. Haha, no problem! ❤️ I don’t know how to trim down my thoughts so you get a rather large paragraph 😂 Ooh~ another time skip. I’m looking forward to seeing how the kids look.
        That’s a cute play on words she has there 😆 Revenge seems like a harsh word, I’d prefer a mutual constructive criticism, lol. 😇
        I forgot I was also going to mention that the fact that Hailey doesn’t have an attachment to Clint is kind of sad since he’s still her blood, but since she’s barely spent any time with the kid, I guess it’s understandable… Uh, oh. And now I’m worried again. 😂😭

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      2. I know that you don’t know how to trim your thoughts by how you always cut your chapters so that we wouldn’t get too much Caislyn 😂 Even if we do, it’s still so not enough.
        I know, Marina’s a lyrical genius.
        Oh yeah, I was kidding with that revenge.
        Ah, Hailey doesn’t feel like Clint’s her kid. She even stopped calling him her son in her narrative and called him Frank’s and Waylon’s, not sure if you noticed. I corrected myself, because I thought it would make sense for her to say so.
        Stay worried 😂

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  4. Oh, Jowita, you’re so hard on yourself when you don’t need to be. This chapter was really lovely! I really love seeing the seven years later. Hailey has grown so much, it’s amazing. It’s good to see her embracing motherhood and caring for the twins. I can’t believe how mature she’s gotten; she’s really got her priorities together! The name of Frank’s business cracked me up, but I think it’s great. I can see that working around what and when to tell Clint is going to be a problem. I’m sure Frank doesn’t feel very good about how the conversation ended there. He’s a really good person and he believes in the truth. Lies always bite you in the rear later, yet our characters tell them anyway. 😀 LOL

    I really liked this chapter.

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    1. I don’t know. I just don’t like family chapters too much. Misery coming soon, though. I hope I’ll be more satisfied then, but who knows.
      Yes, seven days later is lovely in that Frank, Hailey and Reggie all developed. I remember how much of a shock it was with how Blue changed in your story. It was awesome! Ha, ha, yeah, I love playing with the fact that the initial meaning of the word ‘gay’ was happy. I remember For Goodness Cakes! It was soo awesome, loved the name.
      Yes, it’s hard to figure out. It’s not like they can even pretend. The fact that they’re gay makes it a tad more complicated. Oh, Frank has a golden heart and he loves justice. He understands, though, that it doesn’t really work out as he’d want it to, and sometimes lies are inevitable. I know, our characters always suffer because of them.
      Thank you so much, Kym ♥

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      1. Blue needed to change…. seriously. LOL Oh, yeah, For Goodness Cakes! hahaha

        I can tell Frank has a golden heart and loves justice. He’s quickly become one of my favorite characters in your story. Dellie is first, of Course. 🙂

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      2. Oh, Blue was baaad. But Sam was so much worse and he never changed
        This! I support fully with my heart. Dellie and Frank are my all time faves. I think they share many qualities, but aren’t quite the same. For example, Dellie is a pretty static character while Frank changes a lot and gains self-confidence. Dellie, I think, wasn’t just too sociable, but he wasn’t shy either. Their childhoods were so much different, too. Dellie’s one was good, because Freddie killed himself when he was an adult and he was a good father, albeit cared for Eddie a bit more. He had never been harassed by his father like Frank was.

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      3. Actually, it’s Sam who messed up Cedric. He became really bitter after he had to fight for his job. If you look for Cedric in the chapter he made his second appearance, so the chapter in which Sam tried to kiss him, he was a lot like Frank. A young, aspiring policeman with big dreams. It’s hard to see that in him after all these years, though. He will never be the same.

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      4. I know many people do not like Cedric, but the reasons for how he is are so different from Sam’s. He just got everything taken away from him and something in him crushed. He realized he was being naive. Then he got into the relationship with Joanne, just to try and make it all feel better. Sam also caused a deep-rooted hatred for LGBTQ people in him. Somehow he developed a feeling that all of them were evil. I know his actions do not make us feel sorry for him, but do you remember how sorry we all felt when Sam caused him to do this job? We haven’t seen his side of the story, which is why it’s hard to sympathize.
        One interesting think about Cedric, though, is the beauty mark on his cheek, which is occasionally there, because I used to take it out and into my game on various points. He had that on on the parade, in the beginning of the story, but not in Hailey’s teenage bonus or last Frank bonus. Okay, with that said, I wonder if he will have if/when he makes his next appearance.

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  5. Everyone else has said the same thing, but I am going to repeat it: you are too hard on yourself. This chapter was great.
    I love seeing that Reggie stepped up and became a better father. And I love seeing how everyone got together to decide how to tell the children about their family situation. I don’t know about waiting so long to tell them. Sometimes it is better to tell them now, and not lie to them. Rip the band-aid off and get it over with.
    Hailey has grown so much. I am so proud of her. She has really embraced motherhood, and has taken to that role so naturally. It is easy to argue that she is the best parent out of all of the heirs (well, maybe second to Dellie).

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    1. Thank you. Well, maybe I am. I still don’t like this one.
      Reggie did it! I am so glad that he changed his ways. Every one of them wants the best for all the children involved. They are just not sure how to approach it not to scare them off. They’re still so little. It is a tough and touchy subject to bring up.
      Hailey has changed a lot and she’s become a good mother. Who would’ve thought? I’m glad you brought it up, because I didn’t want people to think that all my heirs are bad parents. I don’t necessarily think Maddie was a bad mom, she was just caught up in her work and she didn’t have the bond with Eddie that Freddie had, which wasn’t exactly her fault. She was pretty crushed for long after the miscarriage when Eddie was little and that’s when Freddie came into play. Hailey’s relationship with the twins is probably more balanced, but she’s clearly closer to Ron, as is usually the case with the previous heir/next heir thing.

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      1. That is true, Maddie and Dellie were very close. As were Dellie and Gemma.
        I do hope Reggie retires soon. As you get older it is harder to recover from an injury, and the recover time is always longer. Just a part of life. But there are other ways for him to be involved with racing without having to drive the car.

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      2. I wanted to keep it a rule, but then Sam got in the way and I was not able to do anything out of character with him, breaking many of my own restrictions and rules along the way. His gen was a mess.
        Reggie is too passionate, but Hailey is worried. He is too caught up in the job and aging may get into his way as his reactions will be slower and his sight will be worse.

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  6. I I don’t think this chapter was bad, Jowita. It was late and you did a lot of thinking.
    I’m looking forward to every Saturday 🙂
    I’m glad that Hailey is abled to manage her marriage, her kids and her career well and she feels so satisfied with it. And it is always nice to see Frank & Waylon involved.
    But I’m worried about Clinton too. I’m an adopted child and I was eleven, when I found out by myself (with the help of my cousin), who my real parents were.
    My adoptive parents had planned to tell me, when I would be old enough.
    Roller coaster, I can tell you that.
    You never now, what kids are up to and what will come along their way.

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    1. Thank you, Doris. Oh, I don’t know if I did a lot of thinking. I just wanted it to be out at the right time.
      Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoy my Saturday updates.
      Hailey is doing really well, as are Frank and Waylon.
      I had no idea you were an adopted child, Doris. It’s always tough to tell your kid in fear they might start to hate you. Clinton’s situation is a special case because he will know there’s no way two men could bear a child. And when he finds out, it may crush him that Hailey kept her two other kids and not him. We will see how that unfolds.

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  7. Exactly that was my thought. My mother kept 6 of her 7 kids.
    She gave me to her sister, because she needed everything except another baby and
    my adoptive mother lost her babies. My real father was a rough man.
    I felt special after I knew that and loved from both. But that took its time.
    Well, hopefully it will not be too bad for Clint.
    And I am with Frank, a lie is always a bad start. Happy weekend.

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  8. It was very family meeting time. I’m glad Frank supports sims who need help. I hope GMH will be legendary.
    It’s good Hailey back to work and she has recorded another album. Her professional life is as important as a family. Keep up the good work, Hannah!
    I’m proud of Rebecca, she will definitely achive success, but Ronald doesn’t make me happy. When I found out he is a trouble, I thought – Oh no, another heir may be a trouble. I hope his problems at school won’t turn out to be a first-rate problems.
    It’s so great for kids that Sharicka lives with them. They must be very close. Another sims can be jealous of this relationship.
    I’m glad Reggie has finally remembered that he has a family. I thought he won’t change, but surprise. Good for him.
    I think Reggie should do what he loves. Maybe his work is very dangerous, but Hailey knows exactly he will be driving, no matter the consequence. On the one hand, he has been driving for several years, and he knows what he is doing behind the wheel, but on the other hand, if the unfortunately accident will happen, his old body couldn’t handle it. The best solution is trying not to worry. Bad thoughts can attract bad events.
    I can’t wait to see these kids as teenagers. I have a feeling that their lives will definitely be interesting.

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    1. Definitely this chapter was based around family and very good friends (like Waylon xD).
      Hailey needs to go on with her career. She lost a lot of time to take care of her babies.
      Rebecca has a bright future ahead of her, probably. As for Ron, he isn’t stupid, but has some serious troubles which reared their ugly head as he began attending school.
      Sharicka and twins are all very close.
      Hailey should support Reggie, but it is understandable that she’s worried. She is his wife and doesn’t want anything bad to happen to him.
      Interesting? Always!

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  9. Hailey looks to be very content here. She has finally found herself, it seems.
    I somehow doubt Clinton will be ok finding out his close ones kept his mother a secret from him as long as they did.

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    1. Yes, Hailey is finally content. She won’t be for long, though, as I’m just too evil.
      I don’t think Clinton will be okay with that. Still, it’s hard topic to discuss with a child.

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  10. Wow, I never thought I’d say that, but I’m so proud of Hailey! She’s come such a long way since we met her – who would have guessed? 😀 Which makes her upcoming doom more scary than I imagined 😢
    Hmmm is there a chance she and Candy are half sisters? I have a feeling those two are not further related, but you know I had to ask! 😁
    I’m happy Reggie’s decision to change seems to have stuck… I was worried he would go back to his old ways but fortunately that’s not the case!
    I wonder if the decision everyone made will be the beginning of the end. It seems good-natured enough, but if not treated carefully, it could have disastrous results… Can’t wait to find out! 😀 ❤

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    1. Yes, aren’t we all proud? She’s come a long way, but if you are a caring person, not like Sam, usually parenthood changes you. Gemma’s death has always had a big effect on Hailey. She realized she wouldn’t want a mother like Gemma nor a father like hers for her own kids.
      No, they aren’t. Beatriz was a virgin when she met Sam and he played a game with her to get her to sleep with him. After he got what he wanted, he dumped her. I think that would be really stupid even of Sam not to use proper protection on her first time and the only time he wanted and planned to have sex with her. “She was like a log in my bed” – to quote his words, all nearly tied into the Lust chapter, which still is my total embarrassment. I made Candy’s father as a rip-off of her so he is a male, older version of Candy. Maybe you would have seen that if I provided a proper close-up. But see, Sam didn’t ruin the life of all the people he’s met. Some of them are actually happy. Fun fact: I got inspired to get Candy to look like she does after watching IISuperwomanII on YouTube. Both she and Beatriz look Indian to me, which is also why Beatriz was such a prude. Then you know, Candy kind of fell into the trap with her ex-boyfriend, Darryll, who dumped her when she got pregnant with Sharicka. Also, how crazy would that be if the twins found out that not only is Clinton their step brother, but Sharicka is always their cousin? That’d be super messed up, I tell you. The level of messed up even I am not willing to achieve.
      Yes, Reggie is doing quite well with the kids, but particularly well with Becca.
      Hm, that decision is really nothing compared to what is in store, though you are right it will stir up some drama. All about that in the last Frank bonus which somewhat will go along with the big ending. Stay tuned!

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      1. Haha, that’s awesome! (It’s actually exactly 00:59 in Greece – I’m a somewhat late sleeper) Yay, I caught up! 🎉 That kinda makes me sad -like the first time- cause I don’t have any more chapters at my disposal – oh, well, I guess I’ll just have to wait patiently for the next one now like always! 😁

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      2. I know it’s 1 hour later for you. I pretty much keep up with the time zone differences with most of the people I talk to on here, sometimes through stalking what time is displayed on their blog when I leave a comment.
        LOL, don’t be sad. I haven’t written anything new yet, so it’s not like even I can offer you more. But I played ahead in my game and all the kids are now teens! Not that my chapters are that good. I hated this one especially.

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      3. Hehe, I do that too – shhh!! 😉 😂
        Whaaat! I loved this chapter! You described Hailey’s feelings towards her husband, kids and internal growth perfectly – I’m not a mother, but I’m pretty sure Hailey’s thoughts on her family are spot on and beautifully described! ❤

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      4. Ha, ha, I wish. I am nowhere near being a mother, I often talk to my own mom, though and I described mainly what I gathered from her own thoughts and how she’s been supportive and caring my whole life. I mainly hate the pictures, though. This was done on the last moment and they’re not nearly as good and there aren’t as many of them as I’d like.

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      5. Well I, for once loved the writing as well as the pictures 😉 And they all had beautiful bright colors which complimented the happy optimistic atmosphere of the chapter (although we all know this won’t last for long 😢)! 💕

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      6. Aww, thank you 💕 Yup, that’s practically my lighting mod combined with Photoscape. Actually, 20th chapter is always full of foreboding. And it shall be present in the next week’s one.

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  11. Congrats to Frank! I’m glad he gets to do something he’s passionate about.

    That was an awkward comment from Beatriz. 😳 Sam must have traumatized her.

    I agree with Frank! It just seems inevitable that Clint will find out the truth, and better that they tell him rather than him finding out on his own. Although I agree with Way that they shouldn’t wait until he’s 21 to tell him.

    I’m glad that Reggie stepped up to help, and their lives seem to be going great. But Reggie will probably never give up racing, even though it’s dangerous. That may be asking too much from him.

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    1. Frank is definitely doing some good. He loves that he’s supporting people similar to him.
      Oh, Sam traumatized a lot of people.
      It’s a hard thing to figure out how to say. Clinton is still very little. They are not sure how he’ll react.
      Yes, their lives have been going great You’re right, Reggie could never give up racing.

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  12. lovely family chapter 🙂 and the pictures give it real sentimental feel to it, you’ve really captured the moment. 🙂

    I cant see why you would say this Chapter was bad. “yes” I`m sure you could do better, if you wanted too. but maybe you lose this sentimental feel you’ve captured here. personally I really think you’ve giving the story a really nice family moment and that’s what makes a great story 🙂

    sometimes we all can be to hard on ourselves and we see all the things we did wrong, I know it difficult, but try to remember that’s not how others see your work. we see all the attention to detail and all the hard work you put in to the story and I see nothing but positive feedback here, looks like a lot of people love this family chapter, we don’t say this enough, but…

    “thank you so much Jowita for all your hard work” 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I hope my words give you a little smile and show you how much your story’s are appreciated 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Aww, Darren, you are too kind, I don’t know what to say. 🙂
      I wanted to feature some family friends and have a meet-up during which I could present everyone and have that Sam reference in that Beatriz, Candy’s mother, was his girlfriend. I slightly edited the photos, too, so that they’re lighter. Maybe that helped in getting that sentimental feel.
      I mainly complain because doing the chapters on the last moment is not good for me. Each time I do that I experience a self-confidence drop and think of them as not good enough. I am glad you don’t think that it was bad.
      It’s difficult when you are the one to see all your mistakes, even the tiniest ones, especially if you also happen to be a perfectionist. I know, all my WP friends are so kind and positive, always. I don’t know what I did to deserve you. 🙂
      Your words certainly gave me a smile, Darren. Thank you so, so much, for appreciating the work I put into this story. ♥ ♥ ♥ 🙂

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  13. This chapter had such a lovely, mellow mood. It’s amazing to see how much Hailey has grown as a person and a mother. I’m glad my worries of Hailey and Reggie’s relationship deteriorating over the years were not proven — although it is quite weird to see Reggie as an elder!
    I’m not quite sure about not telling Clinton about his real parents for so long, but like Hailey said, either option won’t be easy. I just want Clinton to stay away from Cedric because that man’s presence spells nothing but trouble.
    Nice chapter!

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    1. It was a bit melancholic, true. Hailey has grown a lot and she and Reggie are still together. Reggie is actually still an adult here, but he’s an elder in today’s chapter.
      The decision with Clinton is not an easy one, for sure. Definitely it’d be a good option to stay away from Cedric.

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