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 3.15

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, the SUA bombed several cities including Sim City, Bridgeport, and Starlight Shores. In the bombing, Obi was critically injured and is in the hospital. Max had reached out to Mindy to help comfort the kids as he couldn’t do it alone, Leia’s anxiety having gotten the best of her. And now on with the story.

Wolfgang arrived at the Starlight Shores Hospital the morning after the attacks. He had only gotten one message through all of the commotion. That his brother was in the hospital. When the chief asked for volunteers to do the PR run at Starlight Shores General Hospital since the agent in charge there had retired the week before and the new one was injured in the attacks, Wolfgang immediately agreed. Continue reading

Chapter 3.14

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter, Obi finalized his divorce with Mindy and began to make progress in getting over her. Warning: this chapter does take a sharp turn. There have been a couple subtle hints in the past generation. And now on with the story. Continue reading

Chapter 3.13

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter Obi found out that Mindy had been cheating on him for years and had made up his mind to divorce Mindy. Mindy appeared to not be willing to go down without a fight. And now on with the story.

Max and Leia were at their wits end. They were running out of excuses to use to get the kids out of the house. Mindy kept trying to argue during hours that the kids were likely to be home. She was not going to let the divorce be an easy one. It was after one such outing that Leia saw that Obi wasn’t where he usually was. He was usually on the couch upstairs ready to greet Minerva and Albus when they returned. But he wasn’t there. And she didn’t hear the sounds of arguing. Continue reading

Chapter 3.12

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?”

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Chapter 3.11

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!

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Chapter 3.10

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.

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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 3.8

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?”

“I do.”

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