What if instead of taking Atton on a vacation, Carth, Kreia, Pip & Bailey had had a conversation with Alexandra about what she was doing to Atton?
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, the eldest children of the two couples aged to children, Minerva learned from her aunt that her aunt’s not her mother. Mindy and Obi had a strained relationship due to Mindy’s work schedule. And at the very end of the chapter, Obi overheard someone on Mindy’s phone call her baby and imply that the night before was amazing. And now on with the story!
Obi took a few deep breaths. “Who is this guy and why did he call you baby? And how can a late night working session due to a deadline being moved unexpectedly be amazing? And why would you need to get away from me to see a coworker?”
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, Max and Leia welcomed their first child, Hermione, and Obi and Mindy welcomed their first child, Minerva. Mindy also seemed to focus more on her job as a business person than at her job as a mother, leaving Obi to be a single father for the most part. And at the end of the chapter, Leia found out she was pregnant again. And now on with the story!
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, Atton Rand passed away and they had a funeral was held. It was also learned that Alistair had finally gotten over the worst of his past and had married and had a child. And now on with the story.
Life went on at the Rand-Zenteri residence. Both couples had begun to try for a child and they had gotten word a few months after Atton’s funeral that Carth had passed away from old age. Mission had been distraught at the loss of her uncle as the two had remained close after she grew up.
But not long after news of Carth’s passing, Leia discovered she was pregnant. Max was thrilled at the news. And they worked the pregnancy into the series. Viewers had been demanding Myles and Elena babies for a couple of seasons now. Max and Leia did agree that they would use a child actor for the child since they did not want to force their own child into the roll.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, Max came clean to Leia about his family history. Instead of kicking him out of her life, Leia reached out to the one person she thought could help with the matter: Nicholai Tritten. Nicholai was able to place a counter spell to reduce the effects of the curse on Max and his decedents however he did warn that it could draw the ire of an evil and powerful witch clan. And now on with the story.
Carth was over again as he wasn’t too fond of being in his apartment alone all that much. Not to mention, it was a family get together. Mission and Jordan were over with infant Dustil. Carth had just sat down to eat some burnt pancakes while watching Atton play a racing game when Atton suddenly put the controller down. “Atton, the race isn’t over,” he said.
A What If is a single chapter “story” that looks at what if a different path had been taken at a critical point in the story. One that would have drastic effects on the story. I will do at least one per generation. They will be released after both heir and “spouse” have died.
What If #1
What if Sinbad had not chosen to run and instead permanently distance himself from the family?
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, the Rands moved to the family home to Starlight Shores, Mission had Dustil and married Jordan. Wolfgang also warned Max about keeping secrets from Leia and Max said he had already planned on telling her his big secret. And now on with the story.
“What do you mean, you have something to tell me?” Leia asked, as she walked with Max to her study.
“Wolfgang told me that a secret held too long was what caused the rift between your parents. I intend to learn from their mistake,” Max explained, “Remember when you told me that your grandfather and your aunt were criminals and I replied that all families have their secrets?”
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter Leia ended up filming a movie with Max that made them both realize that they loved each other. At prompting from a mutual friend, the two ended up getting together right before they headed home. And Jordan proposed to Mission who accepted. And now, on with the story.
Quick Author’s Note: Please note that this chapter is mostly picture free. The lack of pictures is intentional.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, Max took Mission home and met her father. He also met the newest member of the Immortal Council, Ian Destansi, who took over when Lucian decided to retire. Mission also told her father she was pregnant and the father was out of the picture.
Finals had gone well. The only thing left for Leia was to see what her final semester project was going to be. Since a lot of jobs for fine arts related careers were very practical, the University had decided that the final semester should be used for students to get a portfolio for their future career.
Leia had put in for a once in a lifetime script writing opportunity. She had done one in a previous course and looking at the scripts Max brought home made Leia feel that script writing would be where she would shine. She just hoped her anxiety didn’t get too bad. It was already elevated due to the circumstances and the room was a bit on the crowded side.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, Mission began dating Dillon Thomas and near the end of the winter semester, found herself pregnant with his child. When she informed Dillon of the pregnancy, he said he was not going to be supportive at all, and Mission dumped him, heart broken. At the very end of the chapter, Max volunteered to give Mission a weekend at home since she wanted to go home. And now, on with the story.
Max and Mission made it to just inside of the Moonlight Falls border when Max’s car just suddenly shut off. “I thought you said your car was in good working order?” Mission asked
“It is! I’ll get out and see if I can’t get it working,” Max said, puzzled and thanked whoever was up there that it was a full moon as the sun was rapidly setting.
Max had the hood up when he heard a noise coming from the woods. Something about the noise unnerved him and he began to try to fix the car faster.