Chapter 4.0

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, Obi Wan recovered from his injuries from the terrorist attack and a civil war started. And now on with the story.

James froze as he saw the sender of the e-mail. It was the e-mail address of the Sim Nation Army. The subject line was even more foreboding. Draft Decision. He shakily opened the e-mail, glad that his parents were out running errands with Uncle Obi. Glad that his younger cousin was at school. Continue reading

Chapter 3.9

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.

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Chapter 2.16

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter life began to move on after Atton and Bailey divorced. Liliana aged to young adult and moved out and Sinbad learned of the Alliance between the criminals and the cops in order to take down Darius. He also learned that in order to help the goal of taking down Darius that the Alliance is going to stage Wolfgang’s family getting kidnapped in order to fool Darius. And now on with the story.

Sinbad had called a meeting while Atton was at work.

“Shouldn’t we wait for Dad to be home?” Leia asked.

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Side Story 3 – It’s a Small World

Best read after Chapter 2.14 and Side Story 2
Time: A few weeks after the events of Chapter 2.14 and immediately after Side Story 2
Characters involved: Canderous Rand, Sion Rand, Natalia Stevens, Asala Karam, Alexandra Stevens, Catherine Stevens, Vivian Stevens, Richard Stevens, Charles Stevens

Summary: Canderous, Sion, Asala, and Natalia go to the Stevens estate in Monte Vista for a few weeks after the end of term.

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Chapter 2.12

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, several members of the Rand family had a birthday. Bailey learned about Darius and what career Sinbad is in. This shook her trust in Atton hard and the two have been fighting for months over it. This has put a strain on the family as a whole and has pushed both to drinking. Atton being more responsible about his drinking. At the very end, Bailey was getting drunk with her new found friend Hugh and he had just asked her to stay for one more drink. And now on with the story.

Ian Destansi smiled. Luck was on his side tonight. He had located Darius’s spy in Moonlight Falls. He was at the bar talking with an older lady. Not quite elderly, but by the looks of her, she wasn’t too far from being elderly. After noting the conversation wasn’t related to Darius he didn’t focus in on every word said. But he did hear that she had a couple of birthdays to attend and couldn’t stay long.

He heard her phone go off and watched as she talked for maybe thirty seconds, sounding a little drunk but not wasted yet. She bid good evening to the spy but the spy convinced her to stay for one more drink.  Ian sighed. The girl was obviously his next meal target and he was trying to get her too drunk to remember her priorities. But it was the lady’s problem if she got that drunk.

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Chapter 2.11

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter Liliana learned more about her “Grandpa” than she cared to learn about and Sinbad and Wolfgang had a discussion about why they live in Moonlight Falls. Wolfgang has also decided what he’s going to do when he grows up. And now, on with the story.

The Rands soon got into a rhythm that made raising the twins and Obi easier. But with time came aging and soon Sinbad and Mira were old. And Obi was a kid. And Liliana had grown into a fine young teenager. And Sion was a young adult. And Bailey’s dog Mochi died of old age. Obi, like his Aunt Kreia seemed to crave perfection. Liliana became a bit of a daredevil, pushing boundaries of safety. Sion yearned for a family as good his father’s and his brother’s.

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Chapter 2.10

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter Bailey gave birth to twins. The Rands also took in Dominique and Liliana Huber-Swain since their mother, Bailey’s step-mother, could not cope with the grief of losing her husband, Bailey’s father. Canderous and Sion also spent some time at Nicholai’s house where they discussed plans for the future. And now on with the story!

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Chapter 2.9

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter Canderous found out who his biological mother was and had a heart to heart with Immortal Council member Nicholai Tritten. At the very end of the chapter, Bailey got word that her father had passed away. And now, on with the story.

Bailey got to house her step-mother and half-siblings lived in after taking some time to cry on Atton’s shoulder. She used the key that her father had given her and stepped into the house and located her step-mother and gave her a hug.

“I… I can’t do it, Bailey,” Latanya cried. “Do what, Latanya?” “Raise… raise…” Latanya started before losing control again.

“Yes, you can. You’ve raised them this far. You can raise them the rest of the way.”

“I did that with Chester. I can’t do it alone. You take them.”

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