971 - The Ocean Legacy - Fourth Generation
Tessa settled down in front of the nurse, glancing around the room. It was a little bare, but clean and well lit. She relaxed a little.
"So, Tessa," the Nurse said, filing away her paperwork into the draw in front of her, "Are you here for a check up, or is there something specific?"
"This conversation is confidential, right?" Tessa asked, stern.
The nurse looked a little uneasy suddenly, but she nodded. Tessa was the equivalent of the mayor of the town, being head of the army, so it must have bee a little intimidating. Tessa smiled a little, trying to ease the woman’s nerves.
"Well, I’ve been tired and moody lately," Tessa said, keeping her voice down, "And I was wondering if I could be… you know…"
"…what?" The Nurse said, obviously not the sharpest.
"Pregnant," Tessa said, her lips moving around the words, but barely any sound came out.
The nurses eyebrows shot up, before she quickly reassembled her face, “Let me just ask you a few questions first.”
I can’t put this in the Ocean log because that’s for Tess only (and maybe Emelia at a stretch) but it’s a good question so I want to answer it out of character.
Prior to Emelia having Erik, Blair and Tessa, everyone thought she was infertile, and Nadine was likely to become heir (or at least she thought so). That was all Nadine ever wanted. She pretty much hero worshipped Emelia. As soon as Emelia had kids, she stopped spending time with Nadine and focused on her own kids. Nadine hates Tessa and her siblings almost as much as she hates Emelia right now.
EDIT: here’s a link to when it happened.
970 - The Ocean Legacy - Fourth Generation
Nadine half smiled, and came to a stop nearby, watching Tessa. Tessa marvelled on how their eye colour was so similar, but they were different in every other way.
"Are you sick, cousin?" Nadine asked, her tone sweet but her expression blank.
Tessa tried to think of a lie, and quick. She didn’t actually expect to come across someone who would ask her in front of everyone. Naturally, Nadine would.
"It’s nothing big," Tessa settled for, plastering on a fake smile, "How about you?"
"Oh, you know," Nadine said, suddenly scathingly, "It’s not like what I do matters. Bye Tess."
Tessa let out a huff of breath, relieved and frustrated as Nadine left. She’d tried in the past, but there was never any way she would understand why her cousin hated her so much. Nadine was just crazy.
"Tessa Ocean?" A voice called.
Everyone in the waiting room looked up at Tess, and then quickly looked away. Feeling a little exposed, she walked into the Nurse’s office, drawing the curtain behind herself.
Tama hasn’t ever really thought about settling down; he’s still young, and he’s more interested in his art than a family. However, when he heard about this BC, he couldn’t pass up the chance to compete and gain some fame. He’s not a bad guy, or anything, he just doesn’t take things like this too seriously. Who finds love in a game like this?
Although, Tama has to admit, he thinks Laurel is pretty cute.
I’m super excited. I haven’t done anything like this in aaaages. He’ll look a little different in your game andraecamecrashingdown but he should work fine without cc! I’ll send you a download link!
001 - Andy’s Island
When I look back on it, everything was crazy. I was crazy.
I fled Appaloosa and for weeks I just kept driving. Away from home, away from Bridgeport, and, as I’d hoped at the time, away from the epidemic. It wasn’t too bad at that point and the roads were somewhat clear. I just kept driving.
After a week, stopping only for fuel and other necessities, I reached the sea, and had to stop at a small town on the bay. That was where I met Jake. That was were the horror I’d left behind seemed so distant, so unimportant.
I had to age her to make it more timeline consistent. She’s still a babe though.
254 - The Ocean Legacy - Second Generation
Kail got a call that morning from his sister Andrea. Bailey and Kail had both taken to jumping whenever the phone rang; they both were expecting the worst news, even though all six calls they’d had were for Elijah.
This time when Kail answered the phone, Andy answered, saying, “Can you come around?”
Kail knew it was something big, something important, and it didn’t sound good. He immediately grabbed his keys, and shouted an explanation to Bailey.
This post should help!
So, in an attempt to beat writer’s block, I’m distracting myself with a new challenge.
Anyone remember Andy Ocean? No? That’s okay. I’ll explain better later, but I’m going to be doing a varied Midnight Sun Challenge written in sync with the Ocean Legacy.
And I’m excited.
969 - The Ocean Legacy - Fourth Generation
The room was stuffy. There were three other people sitting there, waiting to be seen, and one of them had this low, wheezing cough which put Tessa on edge. Gina’s Clinic had really gone downhill.
Tessa had been waiting for half an hour now, and she growing increasingly impatient. The last thing she wanted was for one of her parents to come by and ask her why she was here. Besides, she had things to do today. Tess couldn’t afford to waste any more time.
She placed a hand on her belly, feeling stupid. If there really was a baby growing inside her, she could at least afford this much time to see a nurse.
"Tessa?" A familiar voice said.
Tessa dropped her hand quickly, and for a second she thought it was her turn to be seen. Then, she noticed red hair, and a pleasant expression which was too relaxed to be real. Her cousin, Nadine.
Tessa hated that bitch.
"Hi Nadine," Tess said, not quite looking her in the eye. She had to think of an excuse, and quickly.