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?
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 fall out from taking Darius down was dealt with, Obi Wan grew up to a YA, and Sinbad and Bailey passed away. And now on with the story.
Obi had been out working when Bailey had passed away. He got home to see his father crying in the family living area. “Dad, what’s wrong?” Obi asked, but he couldn’t help but notice the urn in the room.
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.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter Ian Destansi saved Bailey from being kidnapped by a spy of Darius’s. However, it only served to further divide Atton and Bailey. Their fighting led Mission to go visit her uncle and confide in him. Sion and Canderous also told their family they were going to the University of Bridgeport and Sion gave Bailey an ultimatum considering Atton. And now on with the story.
It had been a couple of months since Sion and Canderous moved out to go to college. Mission missed her older brother and her alien uncle. Especially Sion. He had been like a male mother to her when her own mother couldn’t be bothered to be home or sober. Mission had taken to spending the weekends over at Uncle Carth’s to get away from the constant fighting.
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.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter Atton and Bailey got married. And Bailey expressed interest in trying to adopt Canderous. And now on with the story.
“You want to get in touch with Alexandra?” Atton reiterated.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, Canderous got accustomed to living with his father. Atton also got reacquainted with his best friend Bailey and quickly became more than friends. They were not dating for very long before Atton popped the question and Bailey said yes. And now on with the story.
Atton ran his hand through his hair for the tenth time that hour. The wait was killing him. He didn’t understand what could be taking Bailey so long.
“Is she having second thoughts?” he wondered out loud.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, Lucian Dracule visited Alexandra Alto in after Alistair Mathiasen brought it to his attention that there was a young Rand outside of Moonlight Falls and inside of Bridgeport. Initially it did not seem like Alexandra was going to budge, but then Darius attacked the place, injuring Lucian in the process. After that she decided that with Atton was the safest course of action. And Canderous had just been brought to the Rand house in Moonlight Falls by Alistair. And now on with the story.
The first few weeks were hard. Canderous knew none of them and missed his mom terribly. It did not however stop Kreia from giving Canderous a new wardrobe. Luckily, Canderous and Sion both got along relatively well considering they were toddlers. Toddlers used to being the center of attention. Continue reading
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter Atton, Carth, Kreia, Bailey, and Pip went on a trip to Shang Simla to get Atton away from Alexandra. Atton did relax and enjoy himself, returning to more of his normal self. If you can call it normal. While Atton had made the connection, the others knew not to push it too hard. When they returned home, something was off. And now on to the story.