Chapter 2 - Part 9: Relativity

Almost the instant Flora had grown into a child, Morand felt it was his grandfatherly duty to dote on his granddaughter, going in for the hated "cheek pinch".  It was no use fighting it, Flora thought, as it was an inevitable fate of being the first grandchild Morand got to spend most of his time around.

Besides, it did have its perks.  Only after getting your cheek violently pinched did you get such a gigantic piece of cake.  Yes, this granddaughter thing was going to work out just fine, thought Flora.

All too soon it was time for her first day of school.  You would think getting to ride in grandpa's firetruck would have lifted her spirits, but all she could think about was how much of a waste of gas it was, considering they lived just down the road from the school.

Once they arrived, Flora quickly gave her mom a hug before running in the door.  She was definitely more excited than nervous about starting school.  There was so much to see and learn!  She apparently got her drive to learn from her mother.

Faith, on the other hand, wasn't quite ready to let go.  She tried to keep a brave face, but looked on with a tinge of sadness as she watched her big girl go off on her own.

It was only her first day of school, but already she was off on a field trip.  She listened in a state of controlled  panic as the bus driver told them that they'd be lucky to make it out of the cemetery alive.

"Not funny, Rob," her chaperone, Alyson told him as they left the bus, smacking him on the arm.

Regardless of what the bus driver said, the kids were looking forward to exploring Perpetual Rest, the ancient graveyard that served as the resting place for those that lived on the downtown side of the islands.

"My grandma Dixie is here," Flora told her classmate Constance, "I never got to meet her, though."

The other girl looked at Flora with a barely concealed grin, "I know over half the people in this place.  Personally.  That's what happens when you are a perpetual child," she finished.

Flora put on a confident front as the class was about to enter the mausoleum.  She didn't inherit the braveness of her grandfather, however she considered herself a tough enough girl.

"Don't be scared, little one, nothing will harm you," the curiously dark girl stated.  "They are all friends here," she finished as she gestured for Flora to go inside.

She couldn't help but take the girl at her word and slowly made her way into the mausoleum. 

As Flora was busy exploring with her classmates, Morand took to watching the boys.  They were practically inseparable.  If one of them wanted to play with the blocks, the other would follow.  If one got bored and moved onto the toy box, it wasn't long before the other joined in.  It was almost as if there was one mind controlling two bodies.

Pete, meanwhile, was busy with his latest creation.  Whenever he got stuck with what project to work on next, he would take a trip into the future for inspiration.  Things were so different there, so modern and mechanical, there was no lack of interesting things to look.

It didn't take long for the boys to reach their birthday.  It was a small celebration with just some family and close friends.

Flora entertained Uncle Cecil by showing him her many badges she'd earned from scouts as well as telling him of her harrowing adventures in the catacombs below the mausoleum.

"It was amazing!" she told him excitedly, "There were bats and bones and huge spiders and ghosts!  But I wasn't scared because my friend Constance knew them all, she made sure no one scared us."

Faith turned around to find someone standing behind her, "Holy sh-, Drake!  Don't do that," she laughed at herself for being taken off guard.

"I apologize, I forget sometimes that you humans can not always hear us arrive," the Vampire told her.  "I wanted to wish your sons a pleasant birthday.  When my sister, Constance, mentioned that she had seen your daughter today, it reminded me of the celebration."

Faith smiled at her old friend in his young body and said, "Of course, you are welcome here any time."

Faith and Morand brought the boys to their cake and helped them blow out the candles.

While they had been identical as toddlers, it soon became very apparent that they were not the same at all.

The prerequisite birthday mutation pics!
The gnome family grows!
A random ghost shows up to scare the paparazzi on the back porch.

Title / Grafton Primary



    Sorry for such a short chapter! There just hasn't been much going on in my game lately that has been picture worthy!

    It is getting kind of sad seeing my poor vampire family, never aging. So all the kids end up going to school with Constance and Drake. I actually feel sorry for them having to go to school for eternity. I'm sure that's Constance's 15th field trip to the cemetery. Heh

    If you're wondering why Cecil looks so out of place in those clothes, that's because he's pregnant in that picture! Haha He actually showed up to the party shirtless which I thought was odd, I found out he was pregnant when trying to put him in some clothes.

  2. Great update Redhead! I love reading this blog, Constance was creepy. Uh-oh, some man pregnancy going on. You always do that! I wanna see the boys now! Right now! You always keep me hanging

  3. Aaargh so evil when you never show us the kids : P.

    I loved the scenes with Drake and Constance. Poor things never aging...

    So happy Cecile is having another baby! <3

  4. Hehe, love the ghost scaring the paparazzi!

    Feel sorry for Constance, forever stuck in childhood and school :(

  5. If you don't see me wailing on the MTS boards, can you PLEASE help me get those pretty pages above like yours. You know, the rounded links to "story" and "generation rolls"? They're so pretty, and I want them, but I just keep on managing to make mutated versions of them DX

  6. Goodness... that picture of Pete doing the exact same thing as the picture behind him was hilarious!

    And Morand with the grand-kiddos is always so adorable.

  7. Haha, thanks guys!

    Cece/Ali: You don't like the "cliffhanger" birthdays? =)

    My vampires are a little dark looking, and for the most part their personalities match their looks. Almost all of them have at least three negative traits, haha.

    Giga: Thanks, I just *had* to include that picture of Pete because I thought it turned out so funny! I'm glad you liked it!

  8. Oh man. Being a teen for eternity might not be so bad, but being a child would get rough.

    Can't wait to see how the twins turn out! Add me to the list of does not like cliffhanger birthdays lol.

  9. Poor vampires. I also felt sorry for them, specially the child. Maybe the next big invention for faith would be a grow-up cake for vamps? just so the kid could grow to a teen.

  10. I'm so jealous of your grandparent/grandchild relationships! None of my heirs has ever gotten around to having kids until after their parents die off.

    I love your vampires.

  11. Constance was....kind of creepy. Lol. But she seems likeable! I'm actually curious to know how and when she and Drake were turned. What an interesting story that would be! Can't wait to see what the boys look like grown up! Luckily since I'm late to the party, all I have to do is click Newer Post. Hehe. =D