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 Darius Myst and Rosalind Baines were dealt with. Darius was killed and Rosalind was turned human and arrested. The cost however was Kreia’s life and Ian Destansi’s vampire status. And now on with the story.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter the Rands grieved for Mira, Obi began dating Mindy Foss, Wolfgang got Obi hired as a contractor to research potential suspects after being a wonderful asset to the fight against Darius, and the family learned of Kreia’s c-section and complications. At the very end of the chapter, Operation Take Down Darius was given a go ahead. And now on with the story.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter we found out that Alexandra gave birth to Canderous and then immediately left Atton taking little Canderous with her. Atton became severely depressed. Alistair found him one evening in a bar and at least got him to leave sober and pushed Atton towards getting his life together again. And that’s when Atton remembered where Alexandra wanted to live. And now on with the story.
Lucian Dracule stood outside of the apartment suite that all intelligence pointed to Alexandra Alto living in. He had spent several weeks pulling in favors and collecting evidence. And was here in the city he hated the most: Bridgeport.
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.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches. In the last chapter, the Rands got settled into Moonlight Falls quite nicely and Atton became a young adult. However, the Immortal Council decided to use the family as bait in order to deal with Darius and Rosalind once and for all. After some debate, the Rands agreed. And now, onto the story.
Alistair Mathiasen paced the study in his house. There was no way they could risk any of the townsfolk getting word of the plan. Did not need anyone tipping Darius off accidentally when he comes into town. But he couldn’t stop Darius alone. Not if he brought Rosalind with him and he likely would. He thought of who could possibly help when it finally came to him. While still in the criminal gang he had heard word of two vampires who were fairly big in Lucky Palms. The older one more in Darius’s line of work while the younger was more like Sinbad. And they were father and son. Destansi was the last name. He knew the family had lived in Bridgeport at one time, you don’t get high in the criminal field without researching the other families. He just had forgotten most of it in the years since he quit being a criminal.
Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In our last chapter Sinbad came home to find his wife fainted due to the threatening phone call in chapter 1.2. He had come to find out that the reason behind the phone call was him slacking off. He was furious with his boss and worked to get him thrown in jail and succeeded. And Atton and Carth had aged to teenagers. Atton’s issues still existing and Carth failed to mature some. And now on with the story.
Sinbad sighed as he approached the warehouse for the surprise meeting. There had been a take over by some unknown force while Sinbad had been off visiting his in-laws. Sinbad knew shake ups were when criminals died by the hands of other criminals. Most of the criminals lived in the warehouse here. Not many had a somewhat supportive family like Sinbad did. So Sinbad was probably one of the last to arrive. Which also wasn’t a good sign.