Heath paced back down the sandy path to the beach yet again. He had met a beautiful girl by chance, she agreed to meet with him. Just … where? Idiot! … Continue reading 4-12) News & Advice
More shocks and changes for several people …
Editorial Note: Took the accompanying pictures to this and two following posts while travelling but come to find many of the images are corrupted and I cannot fix them. Sorry. … Continue reading 4-10) Cousins & Couples
The climax all the recent events have been building up to, affecting several people in different ways.
Things are getting away while on a getaway ….
The last drop needed to overflow the bucket. Evey will have to make a tough choice.
Everything becomes a lot more complicated … can Everleigh handle all of that?
Everything comes at a price … is it worth it?
EN: Most of the images are dark as most of this takes place at night. Sorry, but could not lighten them up more without losing the needed effect.
Conflict ensues, but the reason is different from anything we have seen so far.
Everleigh and KC’s big date. Will it be a gem or a dud? And KC’s birthday party is coming up. How will that go? Either way, we will get to know KC a little better …
What kind of secretive, pretentious game is KC playing? Or is it not a game after all?
The first chapter of the new generation – and already a roller-coaster for all involved. Things can only get better, right?
The end of Generation 3. The scepter is being handed over to the new generation in the next chapter.
Everett and Katie face the difficulties of raising a teen, while Everleigh find life more and more challenging and confusing ….
Teenage life really isn’t easy. Especially not for Everleigh.
*purposely no pictures as this is an in-between chapter from Evey as a child and becoming a teen. Since there is no way to make the pictures look the right … Continue reading 3-19) Back Home
We learn more about KC and why he is the way he is.
A rough start for Everleigh, confusing not only for her. And lies building up so fast. Will it all collapse like a house of cards or is there hope for all involved?
Prelude to changes in everyone’s lives …
The Cameron clan expands … in some ways a little unexpected.
Sometimes you really cannot be prepared for what life throws at you .
The wedding is over, on to the honeymoon … and life thereafter…
Bad news and loss, followed by good news and someone’s getting hitched ….
When wearing masks, you may be surprised to find what’s beneath …
Daydreams turn into reality …
Putting your life back together after it has been shattered into a million pieces is harder than you may think …
Things had been going smooth, but the next big change is already looming …
Everett finds himself in the midst of an ever-changing world ….
Life is just not easy for Everett. Hard work, the loss of his beloved grandfather and his first real relationship are taking a toll …
DISCLAIMER: You may need tissues, some very sappy and sobby parts in this one. Liam and Vivian walked out of the beachhouse together. Both visited their aging parents as often … Continue reading Eternal Love
Katie is changing her mind …
Keeping secrets … and not everything is what it seems to be.
Ghosts of the past …
Generation 3 – Everett Cameron and his adventures and endeavors.
Prelude to the next generation of Camerons ….
The progression of time and the knowledge that the only constant in life is change.
An update on Corbin …
Liam was hanging up the phone, while already on his way into their youngest daughter’s room. “Hey, do we have any plans tonight?” he asked Leonie, well aware they did … Continue reading 2-38) Criminal Intent
Vivian entered the room, one look at their son, then at Vitto, who sheepishly smiled at her. “Vitto, we have been over this. He belongs into a high chair to … Continue reading 2-37) Highest Highs & Lowest Lows
“Liam! Liam, where are you?” Liam was working out, he had heard Leonie’s car drive up, then heard her calling for him. He stopped his exercise, wiped off and followed … Continue reading 2-36) What Goes Around …
Liam’s day with his father takes a inconvenient turn after learning some news…
(Sorry for the lack of images. All the pictures I took ended up damaged and I just rather not have to retake them all. replaced them best I could with pics I already had.)
Liam told Leonie everything in the best sequence he could muster. Her face was like stone, her eyes wide. She never said a word. Only frowned. Once he was done … Continue reading 2-36) The Abrupt Ending
He felt her hands all over him. Still. He also felt like waking from a long slumber. Her voice … even that sounded different. Kinda like … Leonie’s. His eyes … Continue reading 2-35) Backed Against A Wall
Rough times on the horizon for Liam …
Weeks later, finally good news. The builders had finished the new home Liam and Leonie had purchased while it was still in the final stages of construction, after their original … Continue reading 2-33) Going, Going, Gone
“MOMMY!” Natalie’s high pitched toddler voice sounded whiny. “In the kitchen honey!” Leonie called back. Seconds later the little girl came running, her pigtails bouncing. “Mommy, Rett is soooo mean!” … Continue reading 2-32) Overwhelmed
Leonie ran after the little boy on his way out the front door. “No no no, young man, back inside with you!” She scooped Jake up into her arms blowing … Continue reading 2-31) The Pushover
Weeks had gone by. No. Weeks had dragged by. Ever since Leonie and the kids found a house and moved out, I stayed home a lot. No, also not true. … Continue reading Special Chapter) Substance Abuse Issues
Vitto came into the bedroom again. “Sweetheart, we really have to go now. We are already late.” “OK, I’ll just go naked then. Nothing freaking fits anymore. Dammit!” “Just wear … Continue reading Special Chapter) Equal & Opposing Reactions
“Hey baby, you okay?” Liam asked, reaching for Leonie, who dodged his embrace. This was very unusual for her. He had only just arrived 2 hours ago after having been … Continue reading Special Chapter) The Big Scare
Seven people were present in the living room in our beach house. Ezio and Melissa had just arrived. Vivian, Vitto, Blaine and I were there, as was our son Liam, … Continue reading Special Chapter) Un-Turning
Leonie was still sobbing, looking expectantly back and forth between her mother, the doctor and the nurse, all of them looking uncomfortable but not yet speaking. Finally Leonie realized the … Continue reading 2-30) Decisions of Life
Liam came into the living area, where Leonie was watching TV. “Hey baby! What are you watching?” he asked her. “Dora, the Explorer, apparently. Well, Natty and I were, but … Continue reading 2-29) Decisions of Anger
Everett loudly explained to Liam the current doll play at the dollhouse they were playing at, the story made little sense and Liam was laughing hard, while Leonie was teaching … Continue reading 2-28) Decisions of Love
Liam’s Point of View It had finally arrived. The big day. Our wedding day. So eagerly anticipated and now that it was here, all seemed surreal. I had spent the … Continue reading 2-27) Liam & Leonie’s Wedding
Liam’s Point of View We were lounging at Leonie’s apartment, mom had picked up Everett around noon to take him to the zoo and was due back soon. Leonie had … Continue reading 2-26) And Baby Makes Four
Liam’s Point of View Time flew by and at the same time dragged on whenever Leonie and Rett were not with me. I had the hardest time focusing on anything … Continue reading 2-25) Back And Forth
Leonie’s Point of View You know how they say that ‘time flies’? It did. Before we knew it, I was well into my pregnancy and then came the time for … Continue reading 2-24) Countdown to Change
Leonie’s Point of View“Liam?” “Hmm?” “I want to lay like this forever. I don’t want to have to go anywhere, I don’t want you to go anywhere, just here. Together. … Continue reading 2-23) Days Like No Other
Leonie’s Point of View Ever since reconnecting with Liam, and him finding out about Everett, he has been an attentive father. Boyfriend too, even though neither of us ever officially … Continue reading 2-22) Unforeseen Circumstances
Attending school as a broken up couple and just friends turned out to be doable for Liam and Leonie, with the occasional awkward moment sprinkled in. Likewise with the get … Continue reading 2-21) The Way Back Home
I came home from work, entered the living room, and saw Blaine on the couch, his back towards me. Smiling, I snuck up on him, in an attempt to startle … Continue reading 2-20) One More Reason
After my third coffee I was finally all happy and smiley again. Blaine suggested we pick up some items at one of the local street vendors by the market place. … Continue reading 2-19) Welcome To The Jungle
*apologies for the limited amount of images, had some technical difficulties, more again next chapter* The small propeller jet huffed, puffed and chattered through the air, evidently through some turbulences … Continue reading 2-18) The Long Goodbye
I was on the couch, sorting through a sheer endless abyss of photos when Blaine walked in and plopped down next to me, causing me to drag and drop a … Continue reading 2-17) Rough Times Ahead
Weeks passed, a sense of normality set in. A week after we lost Adrianna, Liam’s childhood best friend Corbin’s grandmother, Elsa Bjergsen, also passed. He was now living alone in … Continue reading 2-16) Summer Break
Blaine grinned, then swung the door open. “Amazing. I only had to knock till the hand was numb this time. How come the fast service?” Sarcasm was hard … Continue reading 2-15) Curtain Call
His phone buzzed on the desk next to him as he was finishing homework, he looked up at it and saw it was Leonie calling. Should he answer? Before he … Continue reading 2-14) Second Chance
It still felt strange for him to just walk up to the front door and knock. Her mother let him in, asked how he was doing and other small talk, … Continue reading 2-13) Friends Will Be Friends
Time passed, Liam finished the rest of his sentence and resumed daily life. He did not turn into a horror teen again as we had feared in the back of … Continue reading 2-12) On The Road Again
He had walked around the house from all accessible sides on the sidewalk and checked for lights. Once everything had been dark for a while, he went back to the … Continue reading 2-11) Shambles
Spring was turning the world around us into a lush colorful paradise, birds were singing, people were in a great mood, our dogs were excited to go outside each chance … Continue reading 2-10) Secrets
Hesitant, I inhaled deeply, then stuck my key into the lock and turned. A faint ‘click’ and the door was open. I walked straight into our bedroom, on my way … Continue reading 2-9) Idiocracy
Things were going well, for everyone, everything just seemed to be on the up and up. For once. This was rare enough for all of us, it seemed. Addy and … Continue reading 2-8) Crashed And Burned
Driving into work one morning traffic was backed up and I ended up stopped. Looking around bored I saw an advertisement for volunteer opportunities for younger people and had what … Continue reading 2-7) The Intern
They were at the club, just the guys for a boys night out. Liam was glad to finally have some time to fully get away from Tara. At school she … Continue reading 2-6) It Ain’t Easy …
“Hey Liam … look at this one. Isn’t that just amazing?!” Tara held up a magazine, Liam barely looked up from the TV. “Yeah, that’s cool.” he muttered, continuing on … Continue reading 2-5) Nuisances
Time passed, and while Liam was never exactly an angel, things seemed to find an equilibrium. He got into a decent amount of trouble still, but at a level that … Continue reading 2-4) Can’t Always Get What You Want
I came home early from work one afternoon, it had slowed down temporarily and I decided after all the unpaid overtime I could allow myself this. As I walked in … Continue reading 2-3) Fly Me To The Moon
Issues with Liam kept coming up. Whether it was the school calling about him skipping classes, playing pranks, getting into fights or him simply ignoring and breaking our rules. His … Continue reading 2-2) Out Of Control
So the big day came for us too. Liam turned 13. Just days after his sister Vivian had her and Silas’ twins. Adorable babies. With Finn’s adoption and all the … Continue reading 2-1) Fast Forward
The sun began to set over San Myshuno. I looked up from the proposal I had been reading over and out of the window, leaned back in my chair, propped … Continue reading 1-76) Dates
A few weeks have passed since the friendly get together that turned dramatic, where Blaine’s grandson Ben brought his new girlfriend to meet us and she was mistaken for the … Continue reading 1-75) Wins & Losses
Blaine, Melissa and I sat at the bar by the kitchen over at the Auditore Mansion, just friends hanging out together, waiting for Ezio to get done with work in … Continue reading 1-74) Taking Care of Business
“WOW, this is where you family lives? That’s some HUGE crib!” “No, they are friends and neighbors of my grandparents. Super-cool people.” They had now reached the front door, Ben … Continue reading 1-73) Seeing Double
Inside of a bar, after hours. Dusty, smoky air, you can almost taste the stale stench of old liquor and sweat by just looking at it. There is wait staff … Continue reading 1-72) Ben
Blaine was working on lyrics for a song he had been writing when he saw Ezio walk up to their door through the window. He grinned to himself. Time to … Continue reading 1-71) The Birds And The Bees
“Ooooph” Blaine exclaimed, plopping down on the couch next to me, wrapping his arm around me before asking “You know what I was thinking, babygirl?” “What?” “That I am glad … Continue reading 1-70) Busted
This story’s events are preceded by the events here “Vampire council? WTF? The meatball knocked up and turned his wife, not waged war against humanity! I am gonna go talk … Continue reading 1-69) Technicalities
Pouring Moscato while sitting in the living room, a rom-com on the TV, I was in my home-wear, hair messy, no makeup, Blaine was on a boys’ night out, Liam … Continue reading 1-68) Suspicious Mind
This chapter directly follows Un-titled by Lissa’s Chapter “The Devil Wears Brioni” “So what happened to daddy’s paw?” Vivian asked concerned, leaning in the doorway to the bathroom where I … Continue reading 1-67) The Garlic Oversight
The moon was bright, stars aglow and the air crisp and fresh as I walking home from Ezio and Melissa’s, somewhat tipsy, stumbling down the sandy path between our houses. … Continue reading 1-66) Here’s Johnny!
This story precedes the last chapter time-wise. The reason I went back in time once more is to give a bit more depth to things that will happen very quickly … Continue reading 1-65) Neighborly Advice
My phone buzzed in the back pocket of my jeans while I was – surprise surprise – pouring coffee into two cups. I handed one to Blaine before looking at … Continue reading 1-64) Hope Dies Last
Blaine was restringing his guitar, I had just put Liam down for a nap and sat down in the living room with coffee, when Vivian burst into the room. “Mom, … Continue reading 1-63) Awakenings
(translation of foreign phrases at end of chapter) Loud hammering on the door. Blaine swung it open, struck a pose like a model and with eyelashes batting asked “Do I … Continue reading 1-62) Change Needed
Something or someone was at the door, scraping and stirring. I told Melissa to stay in the living room while I went to check it out, which of course she … Continue reading 1-61) Damage Control
There was an almost visible tension in the room. Four men clenching on to glasses of whiskey in their hands like handles on a train, two of them … Continue reading 1-60) The Crescendo
The coffeemaker had just stopped slurping and gargling, the little beep announcing it was now ready. I poured a cup when the kitchen door opened. I purposely did not turn … Continue reading 1-59) War Path
Three men sat in the barely lit room, while a fourth, Blaine, placed glasses filled part way with an amber liquid and ice cubes in front of them, before … Continue reading 1-58) Darkness Falls
“… I am just worried that Vivian, well she and Vitto both really, may need our support this time. Melissa thinks so too. So we are not … oh my … Continue reading 1-57) That Bay
Blaine had gotten up to assist Spunky with a very evil Roxy, who kept stealing each and every toy he wanted to play with,then vehemently defending it against repossession. Spunky … Continue reading 1-56) Just Another Day
He was driving and by the exit he took I finally figured out that we were going to San Myshuno. Blaine was still tight lipped about why, but since we … Continue reading 1-55) Secrets & Surprises
Once more, as so many times in the past and certainly also in the future, Blaine and I were over at the Auditore mansion to spend time with our friends. … Continue reading 1-54) Vacation Instigation
Blaine opened the door after the first knock. It was Melissa. “Aww, sorry Lissa, Vik’s not home.” Blaine said as they hugged. “You let her go somewhere without you? I … Continue reading 1-53) Friendly Advice
We rang the doorbell. It took longer than usual for the door to open. When it finally did, it was Ezio along with the obvious explanation of why it had … Continue reading 1-52) Fun With Friends
“Oh man. Finally!” I sighed as I sat down on the couch, pulling off my heels. “Coffee?” Blaine asked, I nodded gratefully, while attempting to rub my own shoulders as … Continue reading 1-51) Sometimes Blondes Are No Fun
“Poor Melly…” I said looking at my phone after the call ended. “She preggers again!?” Blaine grinned, while watching me slip the phone into the back pocket of my jeans, … Continue reading 1-50) Staking Claim
“Hey punk.” Ezio greeted Blaine as he walked into the living room. “Mafioso.” Blaine nodded at Ezio just briefly taking his eyes of the TV show he was watching. “You … Continue reading 1-50) Straight Talk
Blaine was watching TV in the living room when I entered. I just finished putting Liam down for another nap. Blaine looked up at me and smiled, something that still, … Continue reading 1-49) Interruptions
Blaine walked into the living room with two cups of coffee, placed them on the coffee table then in some artistic maneuver slid one of his long legs behind me … Continue reading 1-48) Husbands And Babies
“You know they sell those in bakeries and I’d have been more than happy to pick one up …” Blaine looked concerned, when I dropped the spoon into the bowl … Continue reading 1-47) Birthdays
Blaine, shirtless, looked up at the visitor as he was stacking large sacks of gardening soil, fertilizer and manure neatly into various spots in the front yard from the trunk … Continue reading 1-46) Songs, Life & Love
This was the fifth time I had thrown up today alone. Same with the past few days. Did vampires get stomach bugs? I felt ok otherwise. Weird disease. The only … Continue reading 1-45) Intimidating Surprises
“Mom, dad, seriously, I am fine, I am not 12 anymore and I can totally be alone!” Vivian shook her head, annoyed by our many questions and assurances, as she … Continue reading 1-44 Reconnecting
It was winter again, just days away from Winterfest. Every house in Forgotten Hollow was festively decorated. Well, all but one, the largest one up on the hill. The Count … Continue reading 1-43) Winterfest Spirit
Blaine was playing his guitar when I finally had gotten the nerve to go upstairs. The rhythmic sounds of his music filled the house when I opened the door from … Continue reading 1-42) Facing the Facts
Few days later, I had just finished cleaning, Blaine had just left for his night job as the head barkeep, my phone buzzed with a message. As I looked at … Continue reading 1-41) Losing Control
School was out for the weekend for Vivian, and it was Love Day, so we decided to take her to the mountains, to our old cabin for a special weekend … Continue reading 1-40) Growing Pains and Inconvenient Questions
Spring was in full swing now (oh, that rhymed, too). Vivian and Alexis were inseparable, much to the dismay of little Vittorio, who still struggled with other people and Vivian … Continue reading 1-39) When Winter Turns To Spring
I was making lunch for Vivian, who was in her room doing her homework, when the doorbell rang. “I get it!” I heard Vivian yell, followed by noises … Continue reading 1-38) Family Matters
The three of us went to another wedding together. A vampire wedding, no less. The vampire elder and Nicole Vanderbilt. Oh yeah! BWAHAHAHA! Blaine and I embarrassed poor Vivian and … Continue reading 1-37) Winterfest and New Year’s Eve
Blaine answered the door. It was past the time most people would visit, so it was either a lost person, or an emergency. It turned out to be neither. Blaine … Continue reading 1-36) “Frankly, My Dear …”
“Dad, where are you going?” Vittorio asked Ezio. “Out. I’ll tuck you in first and Ms. Wilkerson is going to be here if you need anything.” “Dad, I … Continue reading 1-35) Rude Awakenings
The massive and elaborate front door swung open, the maid greeted us, then directed us through the large lobby with the marble floors into a large living space, as big … Continue reading 1-34) He Who Laughs Last …
“Mommy, MOMMMM-MY!” I was awoken by Vivian, shaking me, the coffin lid was raised. I knew I had shut it, she must have pried it open. Something she had not … Continue reading 1-33) Blatant Lies & Inconvenient Truths
“I heard that there is a single lady moving into the old Delgato house. I was thinking about stopping by to say ‘hi’. Do you think I could invite Ezio … Continue reading 1-32) Returning
Love Day. Ah. One of my favorite holidays these days. Blaine always thought of something incredibly romantic to do for us, that did not cost an arm and a leg, … Continue reading 1-31) Love Day
Blaine and I were visiting the Vatore’s again, as many times in the past weeks. Often we combined it with stopping by the nearby cemetery first. So many folks dear … Continue reading 1-30) To Turn, Or Not To Turn
I had been cleaning and tidying up the house, currently I was sliding the vases on the coffee table in the living room around to get them to look just … Continue reading 1-29) Walking The Walk
He knocked again, could hear the dog scratching on the door from inside, sometimes letting out a light bark. Suddenly the door was unlocked, a person came partially into view … Continue reading 1-28) Friendships And Farewells
“You changed your hair … ” Ezio muttered, carefully circling the bourbon in the glass he was holding, as we were sitting on the patio of his home, overlooking the … Continue reading 1-27) The Hurting Side Of Pain
The next months and seasons passed fairly uneventful. Spunky grew into a large and very spunky dog, pardon the pun. Blaine did his vampire thing, the world did its thing … Continue reading 1-26) Vampire Wife, Vampire Life
“Stop, you fiend..” I giggled while gently fighting Blaine off, who was persistently trying to nuzzle my neck and/or kiss me intensely, obviously with ulterior motives in mind. … Continue reading 1-25) Family Time
Our Vivian was born 10 Minutes to midnight during one of the worst summer heatwaves we ever had. Blaine was with me during then entire time. The home birth was … Continue reading 1-24) Summer of Change
“Come on in, don’t be shy, we don’t bite… HAHAHAHA!”. The entire group burst into laughter. Blaine smirked. Good one. “Have you ever been to one of these?” Caleb pulled … Continue reading 1-23) Practice Makes Perfect
The doorbell rang and echoed a pompous tune throughout the also very pompous home. The Vanderbilt Mansion had been built a long time ago, then and now would be fit … Continue reading 1-22) Desperate Measures
“Oh boy!” I sighed, lowering the card in my hands into my lap. Blaine sat next to me, looked at me. “Read.” I handed it to him. He shook his … Continue reading 1-21) Time Marches On
I heard the door unlock and seconds later, Blaine peeked into the living room. Smiling. “I have something for you.” he said now. His arms were behind his back. I … Continue reading 1-20) A New Addition to the Family
The news of my pregnancy went over like a lead balloon with most people I knew, especially my kids and Ezio. The kids tried to fake excitement, but I could … Continue reading 1-19) Birthdays And Brawls
“No peeking!” I warned, while steering the car on the very dark country road. Streetlights were sparse all the way out here, some were broken, making the darkness denser for … Continue reading 1-18) Taking a Hike
Turned out I was NOT pregnant. I was so relieved, but when I told Blaine he seemed down. “What’s wrong Blainey? I asked as I sat down on his lap.” … Continue reading 1-17) Change of Scenery
Time passed, as it does. Our situation was odd and for that reason we never really expected our life to be average. I kept in touch with my kids, who … Continue reading 1-16) Romance On The High Seas – Blaine & Viktoria’s Wedding
Winterfest had come and gone. Needless to say it was shoddy at best, for everybody. On top of our divorce, Frederico, Ezio’s oldest brother and oldest pain in my rear, … Continue reading 1-15) Walking In A Winter Wonderland
It was New Year’s eve. Despite an invitation from Ezio, to the both of us, mind you, Blaine and I decided on spending the day quietly, just the two of … Continue reading 1-14) New Year, New Life
Ezio had late night meetings often, took clients out, some events. The company was trying to close with three large international companies and evidently, this was what it took. Adrianna … Continue reading 1-13) …And All Falls Down
I had racked my brain again and again about that afternoon. Still, all I ever did was go round and round in circles, without even figuring out as much as … Continue reading 1-12) Coming To Terms
Again I was at Blaine’s grave. I cleaned it up, told him the latest gossip and cried another round, like I always did. It was winter now, and already dark … Continue reading 1-11) To Dream Or Not To Dream
Adrianna walked into the kitchen, where Viktoria was cooking dinner. “Hey mom!” “Hey baby. How was school?” “Same as every day. A modern version of slave driving mixed with utter … Continue reading 1-10) Missed Opportunities
Viktoria was awoken by rays of sun on her face, shining through the trees, causing patterns to dance across the blanket of the bed, the floor, wall and ceiling. She … Continue reading 1-9) Greener Pastures