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Chapter 6.1: Not Ruining My Day

The big day has finally come and I got kicked out. I mean it.

Let’s start from the beginning, because I’m just so ir…un… um, impatient. That’s it. So…

Today, Clint had his special meeting with his biological father. Of course, I went with him to his house. I didn’t expect his reaction when he saw me with his son though.

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“Hey, aren’t you the kid who ran after him during that sick talk that never should have taken place? No one invited you so you may leave.” I’ve heard before that I tend to be overly honest and a bit mean at times, but this man had it coming honestly.

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“No old man who my mom had an affair with will tell me what to do! It’s about my sister, bigot so let me in, will you?” He gritted his teeth and sent me an angry look.

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“Watch your tongue,” he said. “I knew one of your family members who talked too much. Didn’t end well for him. Would tell you to ask him, but fortunately he rot in prison. Serves him well.” Something about his expression changed and for a moment there, I thought his eyes were bluer and I felt coldness touching my body. Damn synesthesia is making it hard to live. Then I could almost hear aggressive tones in my ears as I was ready for a riposte. Clint was not ready though. He sent me an angry look and for a moment the green I associated with him was a bit darker.

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“I think it’d better if you left, Ron. Likely, father has some personal matter to talk to me about. We’ll talk later.” And just like that they closed the door in front of my face. Seems that I will have to deal with this annoying man later. Oh well. I can really relate to the writing on my hoodie. That’s why I love all my hoodies so much.

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I wondered what I should do during all this time, but then I decided to facetime Shari.

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“Oh hi! How are you doing?” I asked, smiling as I saw her. I could instantly recognize her pretty green bedroom and it brought back a wave of memories.

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“I didn’t think you’d miss me so soon,” she said. “Where’s Clint?”

“You wouldn’t believe it, he’s talking to that guy you know… Uncle Frank’s father.”

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“God no. Not him! It’s hard to be worse than my father but he’s getting close. I mean, anyone who hurts uncle Frank must be out of their head.” I smiled again. That was my Shari, always so passionate. And always… drawing. I instantly noticed the pencil in her hand and I imagined the other must have been firmly wrapped around the phone. A little too close to her face but I didn’t mind.

“Hey, are you drawing?”

“Yeah, I am. Want me to show you?” She said enthusiastically and moved the drawing to the camera.

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“See it well? It’s kind of just for fun.” I didn’t see it very clearly, but I got enough from it to making me frown.

“Shari, who’s that guy?”

“You know, if you keep being jealous even when you see my drawings, I don’t really see how we can continue to be friends,” she instantly snapped. Ouch. By then I felt super warm and the red started doing funny stuff with Shari’s face on my phone. Damn synesthesia again.

“But Shari…”

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“No. Don’t talk to me. I’m getting sick of it Ron. And if you’re interested, there’s no one new in my life. I would tell you, we’re friends after all,” she said, stressing the word again. Then she hang up without letting me form a proper explanation. Resigned, I let my head drop on to the sofa.

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Why is she doing this to me? I love her. And she loves me too, I know it. Even though the drawing was pretty simple, I instantly recognized myself and her on it. I mean, maybe it’s my mind telling me things but it can’t be. What for would she kiss my cheek? Is it reserved for friends only? I don’t think I can be friends with her. No, I definitely can’t. Most of my dreams are Shari-based and this warm red keeps following me everywhere I go. Bright red that I associate with the sweetest girl on this planet. She was dressed in red when I last saw her and she knows I love when she does that. It must have been intentional, that’s how I see it. I know she loves green, she wears it almost every day. But that day she wore red. For me.

My thoughts were interrupted by Clinton who suddenly stormed into the flat. I forced myself to forget about Sharicka for a moment. There was also my sister to be concerned about.

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“How’d it go?” I asked him. After further analysis, I came to the conclusion that he didn’t act quite like himself. Maybe I know nothing about analysis, but I sure as hell know a lot about Clint.

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“Well, it seems he’s totally against Dad F. How could anyone be against him? Also, he believes I’ve been exposed to bad influence or whatever he called it.” Huh, it really makes you think that such people exist.

“Nonsense,” I said, slightly frowning at his words as I was worried he might have taken to them bad. Still it seemed as there was something different bothering him. “And? What about Becca?”

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He seemed visibly shaken at the mention of her name. Seems will be a long way before he gets over her. Either I looked into it too much or he hesitated for too long, strolling around the room. Then he finally sat on the armchair.

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“Um… he didn’t know.” then his voice broke as he said, “Guess we really are on a wild goose chase.” I felt sorry for him yet something about this all felt so… off.

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“So it seems. Hey Clint, you sure there’s nothing more? You act weird?” I asked, studying my best friend again. He seemed super uneasy. Maybe a similar level to the day he found that Becca was his sister.

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“Yes, it’s okay. I’m just disappointed is all.” He won’t tell me, will he? I commented on it with a sigh and then proceeded to tell all the things that a good friend (and/or brother) says.

“Don’t be. We can go to town soon. After all, we’re in a big metropolis now.” But it didn’t work.

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“Yeah, a big metropolis where Dad F got hurt.” I know that both his dads warned him of Bridgeport. They had some very bad memories of this city. Memories of the time when I wasn’t even born and Clint was too little to remember. Even though we saw pics, heard stories…. It’s hard to imagine Uncle Frank without the significant, slight gray line along his face.

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“What’s up, you never cared about their warnings? Or so I thought.” He took a moment to answer, as if he wasn’t sure whether to tell me or not. Maybe we aren’t so much of friends as I used to think we were. Huh, interesting, really.

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“Something about this city rubs me the wrong way,” he confessed. “I hope we will get the hell out of it as soon as we can. I’d love if it were with Becca, but heaven knows how we manage to get to her.” Again, something about him seemed off. I suspected it might have been connected to the talk he’d just had, so I tried again.

“And you know where to look, at least?”

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“No, I don’t. I told you already,” he said, suddenly getting angry at me. “Why don’t you tell me more about Shari and how perfect your own relationship is?” That earned him a laugh from him. How little he knew, it’s sad really.

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“Perfect, indeed. It’s non-existent, bro.”

“Uh-huh. Sure looked non-existent when I saw you two getting all lovey-dovey in front of my car. You really are taking this for granted Ron.”

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“God, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Shari just disconnected from FaceTime because she panicked that I wanted a relationship.” At this sentence he seemed to have chilled out a bit and he put hands on his head as if he gave up in general. Sometimes I think that’s bad that no one but me and Shari (and maybe a bunch of kids from our school, but not the whole story) know about his feelings for Becca. Maybe a talk with his dad’s could help?

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“Really? Why are we so messed up?” Why are you so messed up Clint? Seriously, you could well tell me what’s bothering you ‘stead of playing stupid games. But I said something different.

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“You miss her?”

“Becca? We all do. But I in a bit different way. What do you do when you’re in love with your sister?” Which seemed a bit like someone out of an ancient tragedy would say it.

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“Maybe ask Google? No but seriously, this is insane.”

“You’re telling me this? Uh… It could’ve been anyone!” Literally. That’s what I keep telling myself.

“Same with Shari. Would have been easier if the hormones hadn’t gotten in the way.” Maybe I should start blaming everything on the hormones but it’s just so easy to do so…

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“Definitely. What if I fell in love with you in another reality?” In with the jokes again. I almost forgot that he was acting weird just a few minutes back.

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“I can’t imagine it.”

“Me neither, honestly. Hey, why don’t we go out ‘stead of talking about the sorrows we have?” Sure, may be if your drunk you could tell me all about your troubles… 

“Oh, we could.”

“Where do you want to…”

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“There is this one place.”

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At that moment my thoughts were still running wildly after the conversation I’d had with Shari, and I somehow managed to forget about Clint’s weird behavior from when he got back home. I was hoping we could chill out for a while and just enjoy are selves, maybe then I could somehow forget… Even the quote from my hoodie stopped making me smile when I had another argument with Shari… I still wasn’t able to imagine it and it was hard supporting my best friend in his struggle to get over Becca when I couldn’t get over her. He was wright, we were messed up. And I had no idea what kinda place he had in mind when he said those words…


Note: Banana Ron for a good start! And a bunch of more silly mistakes here and there… Enjoying your distractions? I mean, I’m not making fun of anyone, it’s just a bit funny to me that I purposefully make mistakes or build sentences in a weird way instead of doing the opposite. Oh well.

Anyway, this chapter’s title was made up on the spot and it refers to the quote on his hoodie. I mean… it wasn’t planned or anything, but he actually argued with three people in this single post, so it seemed fitting.

And the stupid facetime stuff took me so long to do. I got inspired by simnights (she’s doing it way better, not being a dummy face and making her own poses just to realize I totally placed the phone too close to the face :P) and you should definitely check out her story. A joy both to read and to look at! And also here is the template I made use of, though it took me a while to figure out how it worked, because I’m stupid. 😛 And that cute little drawing is obviously not mine, because I can’t draw. Colored version is here. I mean, it really does look a hell lot like Ron and Shari, so I just had to paste it there with my lack of photo-editing abilities.

So what I would like to ramble about is that it’s my birthday next week on Friday and you know that it’s traditionally bonus time. If I stuck closer to the schedule, I would probably post something about Becca, but since Ron’s story has only just started, it probably won’t be a story bonus. What I was thinking about was either my story and pop culture references (such as me drawing inspiration from the songs and YouTube and explaining it all in a post) or maybe I could write short paragraphs from each of the heirs’ perspective and you’d try to guess whose they are? The latter could get either too easy or too hard, though. Maybe you have some ideas on what I could do? Is there anything you’d like to see in particular? And as always, thank you for reading and hope you enjoyed.

26 thoughts on “Chapter 6.1: Not Ruining My Day”

  1. You have me super curious as to what is bugging Clint. Something his bio dad said to,him no doubt. But I wonder why he want share with Banana Ron? 🍌 Liked the hoodie. And Ron’s right (wright), where do they even begin to look? Happy Birthday coming up. The FaceTime pics were awesome…. I wish I had found the template when I did a couple of my chapters! And you did a great job!

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    1. Yes, it’s definitely something Cedric said… Banana Ron is cracking me up. I love the hoodie too! And I like bright colors so much. Yes, they have no idea where to luck. But they could get lucky! Yup, my bday coming soon! I’m glad you liked the pics. I was super frustrated setting them up. Thank you! ♥

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  2. Okay, Clint, you’re not acting yourself, so what did that jerk Cedric do or say? Hmmm…

    I love banana Ron, he’s so cute. lol I wonder where in the world Becca is and how the guys will figure it out? Looking forward to that. 😀 I really loved the FaceTime bit and kind of think Shari might have unconsciously drawn herself there in Ron’s arms. 😀

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    1. Hm… That’s between him and Cedric. Unless something pushes him to spill it to Ron!
      I love banana Ron, too, he has such a baby face. Becca is… uh, somewhere, lol. Maybe they’ll find her by accident?
      I’m glad you liked the FaceTime bit and I agree Shari (consciously or consciously) drew herself with Ron. Still not over him, is she?

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  3. Hmmm I am also positive that Clint is definitely hiding something… something that has to do with his bio father of course. But what could it be? What could that salty old man could possibly say to him to make him behave this way?
    Ron is adooorable! I love his cute little face ❤ And I love how loyal he still is to his ex girlfriend (does he have the hopeless romantic trait btw?)
    Let's see how long he can go on like this. But what is he doing?! The situation with Shari is complicated as it is, he should just give her some space for a while! Or maybe she doesn't really want that… ugh, who knows really?
    I'm super curious to find out what they're going to do next, because they sure have hit a wall now 😐
    Looking forward to what's next, great chapter! ❤

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    1. Oh, you’re right, there’s something that Clint is keeping away from us all.
      Hm… That salty old man somehow knows how to worsen everyone’s mood, lol.
      LOL, I agree, he has such a baby face, still looking like a little boy. And the banana hoodie is making it all the more adorable xD Oh, no, he doesn’t have the hopeless romantic trait. It’s just that there’s something special between him and Shari. If you’re interested in his traits, btw, check out the chapters page for gen 6. They’re all listed there.
      Um… But how to give her space if she keeps drawing them as a couple? Oh God, they’re both ridiculous in their actions.
      Thank you! ♥

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  4. First of all: Lol at banana Ron 😀 I love his hoodie. And can I just say your pictures look so lovely – the textures are really crisp and it’s so satisfying to look at 🙂
    Poor Clint is having a hard time, I think. Wonder what that’s all about. And oh dear, Ron and Shari are a hot mess… don’t know if she’s drawing them together without realising, but Ron should back off. But maybe it’s just me personally who feels that way – I don’t have much patience for people who don’t respect a no.
    Ah but this was great – can’t wait to learn more 🙂 It’s all so fresh and new and shiny at the beginning of a new gen. Love it!

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    1. Banana Ron is everything, I know that. I was toying with various colors for the hoodie and I somehow really liked him in yellow. Maybe it’s because it matched his hair 😛
      Aww, thank you! I was having fun with the sliders in Photoscape and looking for a perfect color balance. It means a lot coming from you as you’re such a picture pro!
      Oh, he really is. Ron and Shari are indeed a hot mess and they’ll continue to be so for a long, long time. Yeah, Ron should probably back off, but he can’t really take no for an answer. Not coming from her 😛
      I’m so glad you liked this! ♥

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  5. Oh no, just not this Parson (or person, sorry) nobody has missed. I know this meeting was important for Clint, but I didn’t want to see his face.
    Cedric was so nice, as always. It’s hard to believe that he was nice to his second son. I thought Cedric talked about Hailey at first, that would be so caddish (and I would like his comment more). Maybe Cedric knew that if he said something like that, he would start a real quarrel with Ron, so it’s understandable. This old man has nothing better to do. I wonder why he hasn’t find a girlfriend in such a big city. Oh, right… no one would stand him.
    I feel sorry for Ron, again. Sharicka’s behaviour is strange, but I think Ron is making things strange, because he is still in love with her. If Sharicka still loved him, why would she break up with him? She wouldn’t torture herself, her feeling for Ron must have gone.
    Seeing him in a state like this (I mean sadness, longing) is awful, that’s why I wish Ron quick recovery from a failed love. He has to wait a few months and then meet someone new. And he can’t bother her all the time. It’s hard situation and they need a break. He can’t impose on her, he will always look bad in her eyes.
    I feel sorry for Clint too. He is in worse situation than Ron, but something is really wrong with him. I think it’s Cedric’s fault, because he could tell him a lot of bad things or it’s because of Becca and he can’t tell Ron. I don’t know, but I want to know, so give me an explanation.
    Idiots (or people who act like an idiots) are a serious problem and it’s important not to fall into their net. I know a girl who ruined my day because she was under the weather. So, Ron’s blouse is right – never let idiots ruin your day.

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    1. Actually, it’s Parsons. Close enough 😛
      Don’t worry, no one wanted to see his ugly, old face. He’s so annoying and should have died a long time ago (well, he did, but only in my game, not the story). But I think it’s the last we see of him in the story.
      Oh, he’s always nice. He’s such a nice person, isn’t he? No, he didn’t talk about Hailey. That would have been plain cruel if he had talked about her, because she literally can’t physically talk right now. Hm… maybe he had had a girlfriend in the past, but it didn’t work out? Who knows, really… It’s not like he would talk about it with anyone, i.e. Frank.
      Poor Ron, indeed. Hm… there’s more to Shari being so reserved than the lack of feelings for him. She has some problems of her own to deal with.
      Oh, Ron does need to get himself together, but it’ll be a long way before he gets there.
      Clint’s situation is much more complicated… Explanation coming in the near future, approximately 2 chapters away! Not now, sorry.
      I hope I’m not the girl you’re talking about. Either way, I’m sorry she ruined your day. It is indeed important not to let idiots bother you too much.

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  6. Poor Clint, I’m sure he’s confused and all swept up in drama he doesn’t understand yet. It makes sense why he wouldn’t want to tell Ron. I’m curious if Cedric knows anything about Becca…. And goodness gracious Ron! Back off and give Shari some space. She calls you guys friends for a reason… I hope Ron eventually moves on and stops pining over something that is in the past.

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    1. Yes, he is. It’s hard with all this drama. He’s in a very bad place still, the wounds from figuring out his love for Becca was wrong all the way and that it’s incest… It hurt him. Hm… Yeah, we don’t know. But he could provided she’s in Bridgeport where he lives…?
      It’s hard to back off, though, because it’s Shari, too, making things complicated. She’s one foot out of this relation shui, but the other still in. So confusing for Ron.

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  7. Hiya, I’m finally here.

    First off, that shirt was a perfect choice for the day, but dang I wish he hadn’t been kicked out. Oh to be a fly on the wall in that house!

    When I’m reading, I have to keep reminding myself that you are making these mistakes on purpose. Normally you only make one or two and it’s usually a language translation issue, so I feel you are doing well in making these mistakes intentionally.

    After reading these few chapters with Ron, I want to read more about synesthesia. You are making it sound really interesting, even though I can’t imagine what that would be like. Makes you wonder about the things we think we know though, doesn’t it?

    I’m anxious to find out what happened to Becca and what you have up your sleeve for us in the future. I’ve run through so many scenarios in my head, hoping some are not what you are planning. Specifically, I’m hoping she is not dead and this has all been some form of foul play!! this family has been through enough tragedy!

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    1. Hello!
      Yes, I really like how well that shirt went along with how Ron’s day went. Oh well, it surely was interesting there with Clint and his bio dad. They had a lot to talk through..
      Yes, these mistakes are all on purpose. I usually make my own reverse proofreading after writing a chapter and purposefully put weird structures and random words in there. Ron’s English is definitely not perfect. I have no idea which mistakes you mean, I usually try for my posts to be as clear as possible, but I guess everyone has their slips here and there? Well, at least I can’t see them. Probably because I don’t see the text the same way a native does.
      Synesthesia is a really interesting subject. People who have it have their senses combined, so they, for example, assign colors to days of the week. There are different form of synesthesia and the one that Ron has is not anything scientific, just purely my imagination, so he assigns colors to people in his life and depending on his and their emotions, the colors he sees might be temporarily stronger or weaker. In one of Maria’s interviews here she talks about how synesthesia works for her.
      There’s a lot planned! I bet none of your guesses is what really is up with Becca. It’s pretty wild, if I say so myself. There’s never enough tragedy in my story *evil laugh*.
      But no, she’s not dead.

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  8. Banana Ron xD

    Ah, I didn’t know Ron was so jealous. That’s a good reason for Shari to not want to be with him, especially since he’s in Bridgeport right now. Maybe she’s testing to see if he can be a good friend before being her boyfriend again, and he kind of blew it.

    C’mon Clint, spill it!

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    1. Lol, Audrey got it right with her comment. Now everyone’s just repeating after her. Like when she said she expected Enzo and Gina to kiss in Louise’s story and everyone joined in. xD But banana Ron is really accurate here!
      I mean, it’s not exactly that Ron’s jealous, he just saw himself on the drawing and couldn’t believe that it’d be someone else. And tbh, it really was him and Shari got mad because she realized what she did. That’s a good idea with the test, though that’s not exactly her aim. Who knows what’s her aim, really? Maybe she has none.
      Oh yup, more weird-acting Clint in the next chapter.

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  9. I mean Ron’s shirt literally says not to let idiots ruin your day, he’s just taking his own advice, you hateful old man!
    Damn Shari has some claws! I once had fake nails that long. The main thing I learned was that it was so damn hard to flush toilets with them.
    I’m totally with Shari getting mad. I know Ron’s heartsick but that doesn’t give him the right.
    I wonder what’s bothering Clint so much? Not like him to keep it from Ron, I gather.
    Sadly I’m not creative with bonus posts. Maybe make a new meme game? idk!

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    1. Right, he is. I loved that hoodie, but it’s also the reason why a lot of people named him Banana Ron, lol.
      Yes, she does! Honestly, I don’t know how she can draw and do artsy thing that way. They must be getting in the way often. I bite my nails, so they’re never even of decent length.
      Oh, there’s more to Shari getting mad. It hit her that she drew him and got embarrassed, which in turn made her mad at him.
      That’s a big deal. You’ll probably be able to guess next chapter, though.
      Sadly, I don’t know if there’ll even be a bonus in the first place, because I don’t have time even to take pics for the chapter proper nd I’m not sure what I could do that I’d manage to prepare so fast. I’ll see. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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  10. Hehe, I love Ron’s hoodie! Cedric has a particular talent for ruining people’s days. As always, I wanted to kick that douchebag 😡 I wonder what Cedric may have said to Clint that is bothering him so much…
    Man, Shari snaps so easily. I was going to say that I agreed with her getting mad at Ron, but I saw your replies on how she got mad about accidentally drawing them. What a mess. As he said, they’re all messed up. It seems to be a family trait haha.
    Ooh, I like how the apartment sort of matches what Clint and Ron are wearing, with yellow and light blue 😁 And those huge windows are so nice…

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    1. It’s good to see you back! I’m glad you can finally relax. ♥
      You’d better get used to that hoodie because he’ll be wearing it for 3 chapters straight – somehow, that’s how long I managed to stretch one day. Full of events, though!
      Shari has feelings for him and her mind’s a literal mess. She might be just ve the most messed up out of all – and that’s quite the title. You’ll see more of her and her train of thought in the future, starting with my latest post. She’s going to play a huge role in this generation. And yes, she got mad because she was embarrassed about her drawing. She unconsciously pictured herself with Ron which might be the proof that she’s not at all over him.
      Lol, she actually is not related to Ron and Clint (thank goodness, at least one brother didn’t commit incest) but living with the twins and Hailey probably left its mark on her 😂
      I’m so glad you like it! I didn’t choose the colors on purpose but I had great fun in decorating the apartment. It was my first time using so much CC. Of course you’d notice it! Huge windows are perfect and artistic, expect for when they lag with hair.

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  11. I feel bad about Clint interacting with Cedric alone. That guy’s just slimy. But there’s no doubt he still has enough cop connections to know things.
    Am I correct in saying Sharika still has feelings for him?

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