There are new neighbours arriving in Deasil Street. The new residents are a set of
twins who are moving into number one, Trinity and Belladonna Darkstone.
Warren popped out to
welcome his new next-door
neighbours. He thought they
seemed alright. A nice couple
Trinity went up to
introduce herself to the
other occupied homes,
and was well received.
She was glad to have
moved into such a
But Ariette was not as
pleased as she had
pretended to be. Were
these sisters part of “the
gothic’s”? They were not
the kind of people she
wanted on HER street.
Ariette calls a meeting with
Warren, Paulo and jen about
oreserving the tone of the
She invited round to her home the other residents
she thought of as being more ‘her’ kind of
people. Albeit not as well bred. She discussed her
worries and Pablo agreed with her immediately.
Warren was not as quick to judge, and Jen stayed
quiet, intimidated by her surroundings.
Warren kept Teresa up
to date with the
streets gossip. He
planned on going to
the Martinez’ latest
dinner party despite
their feelings over
Trinity and Belladonna.
Needless to say, the
were not invited.
They ignored the sounds of merriment
from down the road, and spent the
evening quietly getting on with their
Trinity was disappointed with the situation developing in
the Street. She knew Appaloosa Plains was a pretty staid
community, but she and her sister hadn’t displayed any
Trinity worked out her frustrations on the
treadmill, before doing some research on
the area. What kind of people
traditionally lived here, and was the
recent expansion of the town changing
Pablo had decided to impress Ariette
Vickers, so his party was a formal
occasion for once. Jen had panicked
and opted for a ball gown, when her
guests arrived her choice made her feel
Despite her background
in politics, Jen was not
coping very well. She’d
been out of the loop for
a while, and was keenly
feeling how far behind
she was falling in terms
of knowledge and public
So Jen avoided interacting with the
guests by creating a role for herself, she
played the piano as entertainment.
While she played, she didn’t have to go
through any mortifying small talk.
Pablo however was in his
element. He was schmoozing the
higher ups from his company, the
local elites and minor
celebrities… he kept the liquor
and conversation flowing.
He put particular
effort into impressing
Ariette. She was his
ticket to society
parties (or so he
thought), and spent
some time discussing
As the guests left, Pablo stared at his
wife in disappointment. She hadn’t
been the sparkling hostess he needed.
At least her playing was decent.
When he got a phone call through, it
didn’t take much for his to abandon
Jen to clean up and head out.
At breakfast the next morning,
Belladonna informed Trinity she
needed to do some work, they had to
get together a few months mortgage
payments before she could relax.
Trinity smiled to herself.
Her sister handled the
domestic stuff, and she
made the money. It
suited her, she loved
what she did for their
Trinity waited for darkness to fall, wondering how
tired she would by the morning. Belladonna watched
her sister prepare with practiced ease, she couldn’t
let on she was concerned every time she sent her
Trinity hopped in her car as twilight
approached, and made her way to
the outskirts of town.
She made her way to an old shack by the hills,
and disappeared inside. What on earth does
she do for a living that would have her in a
place like this? It seems suspicious. Could
Ariette be right about her?
But how could the owners
of such a cute little kitten
possibly be in any way the
The next morning, Jen made
hangover cures while Pablo
kept a low profile.
All he could think
about was the
blonde he had met
up with last night.
By the time He’d
slunk home, the
house had been
spotless and Jen had
gone to bed.
Out in the street, Teresa finally met
Ariette Vickers, and let her know
that she and Warren would make
their new neighbours welcome.
Ariette could tell she and this
woman would not get on.
But no matter, she was just
some housekeeper. Warren
could afford her for now, but
he wouldn't forever.
Warren and James Bailey
Pablo and Jennifer Martinez
Trinity and Belladonna Darkstone
Harry Vickers and his daughter Ariette
Did Pablo cheat on Jen?
Will Trinity’s source of income be revealed?
Find out next time on Deasil Street!