Wyn Doran - Part 1


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Part one of Wyn Doran's story. Wyn is a second generation spare to the Boolpropian Round Robin Legacy.

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Wyn Doran - Part 1

  1. 1. Welcome to Part One of Wyn Doran’s story. Wyn is the spare from Generation Two of the Boolpropian Round Robin Legacy. In the prologue, we learned what had happened to her from the moment she had to flee her home and set out on her own. Her story continues here.<br />
  2. 2. Diary of WynDoran<br />This is it. I am forging out on my own once again. This time on my own terms, with money in my wallet and confidence in my blood. I’ve left Victor’s Bar behind me. I’m thankful that he gave me that chance and he is still a good friend, but I need to prove to myself that I can make it on my own.<br />
  3. 3. I’ve found a house a few streets away from the bar that I can afford. It’s small, and bare, and colorless, but it’s mine. I’ve also found a job. It’s at a gas station as the attendant, but I’m sure good things will come of it. It pays o.k. and allows me lots of free time.<br />
  4. 4. I’ve met lots of new people. I’ve been able to go out downtown and mingle with quite a bunch of different folks. Bim was right. They never even notice any of my Elvin characteristics. Still haven’t met anyone who I’ve really hit it off with though. I know there’s someone out there. Meh, I’ll just keep having a good time I guess.<br />
  5. 5. I decided to do something about the bland white walls in my house the other day. I really like green, so I ran to the local hardware store and picked out paint. <br />
  6. 6. It was hard work, but I think it turned out o.k.<br />
  7. 7. Most people would complain about having to fix things around the house. I love it! It feels so good to have something that is mine. Something that I know won’t go away, that I can hold on to. A home.<br />
  8. 8. You’ll never guess who walked by the house today, all grown up and fresh out of culinary school. Yup, Cody Trimball. Boy did he grow up well too. I think the chemistry is still there. It’s been ages since I’ve seen him, but my heart did a little flip flop and my stomach felt the butterflies when he hugged me. I asked him in to have some lunch, and he didn’t even comment on how bad the chili I burned tasted. We have a date set for tomorrow night. I can’t wait.<br />
  9. 9. Our date was GREAT! Just like back in the day. I never thought I would feel this way about anyone. Cody is so much fun, and he’s such a gentleman. I can tell he totally cares for me as I care for him. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that things will go well. I think I might be ready for those three special words.<br />
  10. 10. Things with Cody are moving along. We’ve been spending a lot of time together. It’s almost like part of me is missing when he’s not around. I’m thinking of asking him to move in. I hope he feels the same way. I’m pretty sure he does. I can’t remember the last time I was this happy. I’m so nervous though.<br />
  11. 11. Cody said yes! He moved his things in yesterday. He said IT first too! It was so sweet. He plucked a flower from the bed out front , held it in his hand and said, “You’re my life. I love you.” Isn’t that sweet?! Here’s a picture of him. Ain‘t he a hunk-a-burnin’ love? I knew there was a reason I liked green my whole entire life.<br />
  12. 12. Wow, it’s been an age since I last wrote anything in here. I guess that’s what happens when things are going good. Cody and I are doing great. We’ve both been working on our careers. Cody is working at a restaurant. Since he hopes to be a Gourmet Chef, he’s decided to start from the ground and work his way up. My hope is to someday be so influential that people will pay me to attend their parties. I know we’ll both get there eventually.<br />
  13. 13. I know, it’s been a while again. Not as long as last time though. But I couldn’t keep this out of my diary. CODY PROPOSED LAST NIGHT!! I was floored! I mean, I figured we would eventually get married, but neither of us was in any real rush. Now that we’ve made the commitment, I couldn’t imagine it any other way. I’m not sure what we were waiting for. It may not seem romantic, since he DROPPED ON HIS KNEE in the kitchen, but it was perfect.<br />
  14. 14. We celebrated quite a bit afterward. <br />
  15. 15. I’m a little worried that we didn’t use protection in all of our celebrating. I’ve been feeling a little queasy in the mornings, but nothing has been confirmed yet. I’m not really sure how I feel about having children. I mean, look what happened to my family. I’m not sure that my children would be safe from the Elves of the North Forest, or from the Bluewater Plague. What if I bring them into a world where they won’t survive? Is that selfish of me?<br />
  16. 16. Our wedding was today. It was a lovely ceremony even though it did rain and we had to have it inside the house instead of in the yard as we had planned. I don’t think it made much of difference to either of us, nor to any of our guests.<br />
  17. 17. All of our best friends were there. I’ve included this picture. Victor isn’t in the picture because he’s the one who took it. It was a great party, even though we didn’t have a lot of money to spend on it.<br />
  18. 18. Victor offered to have some of the band come and entertain us, but Cody figured he could play well enough for us to get a smustle or two together.<br />
  19. 19. The funniest part was when Cody fed me the traditional slice of cake. He shoved the whole thing right in my mouth. It was hysterical. Don’t worry, I got him back later.<br />
  20. 20. Remember when I mentioned that we hadn’t been careful and I was feeling queasy in the mornings? Well, guess what? It was confirmed. Today, after I got home from work my belly popped into the second trimester of pregnancy. I’m trying not to worry about what the future holds for my child, but it’s hard. I wonder if my mother and father worried about the same things I do. I already love the little tyke so much! I think it’s a girl. A mom just has a feeling about these things. I only wish she’d been able to meet her grandparents and uncle. I often wonder if Gethin ever got married and had any children.<br />
  21. 21. Cody is ecstatic about the baby. He talks to her all the time. He’s not so sure that she’s a she, so he convinced me to make the nursery a all gender nursery. We finished it yesterday. I think it came out adorable. Much better than the white walls and exercise bike that used to be in there.<br />
  22. 22. Cody is driving me crazy! He’s forever touching my belly and wanting to talk to the baby. I usually don’t mind, but as the time gets closer, it seems every stupid little thing he does - and men do stupid little things all the time - just grates on my nerves to no end. And I’m crying. All the freakin’ time. Over nothing. Stupid pregnancy hormones! Boolprop, I can’t wait for my bubby’s birthday!<br />
  23. 23. Careful what you wish for, it might come true. In this case, it was a good thing. Four hours after my last entry, pain like I’ve never felt before woke me from a somewhat restless sleep. It’s hard to sleep well when you have a watermelon in your abdomen. Cody is lucky my screams woke him up. If he had slept through the entire thing, I would have hurt him.<br />
  24. 24. Drum roll please! Allow me to introduce you to the most beautiful, perfect, adorable, sweetest little girl in the whole world. Cody snapped her first picture (he has many redeeming qualities). Isn’t she a doll baby? We named her Greer. Greer Brianne Doran. Her name is Celtic and means watchful guardian and strong. I hope it is prophetic for her.<br />
  25. 25. I take back every mean thing I’ve ever said or written about Cody. He’s the best Dad ever. He positively dotes on Greer. I know he misses her terribly when he has to go to work. I always know where to find him the minute he gets home. He’s so good with her.<br />
  26. 26. She’s such a good baby. She hardly ever cries. She’s so happy all the time. I love her so much, sometimes it hurts. I still worry about her future, but less and less as time goes by. Things are going to be o.k. I’m sure of it.<br />
  27. 27. Today was Greer’s birthday. We thought about having a party, but didn’t want to overload her too soon, so it was just Cody and I and a lovely birthday cake. I’m not sure why we really had the cake, since Greer couldn’t eat any of it. It was very yummy though. <br />
  28. 28. Isn’t she a lovely toddler? The only time my angel screamed bloody murder was when I took her hat. Already, she has a mind of what she wants. I’ve since replaced it with a pink one to better match her dress. I think she liked the color change. This one is going to be a handful when she starts walking and talking and can make demands. I think I’m probably going to be powerless against her. I know Cody is. She’s already got him wrapped around her little finger.<br />
  29. 29. We had a bit of a scare the other day. I was at work. Greer had been playing happily in the family room when the phone rang. After Cody was done, he went to get Greer and she wasn’t there! He said his heart dropped to his toes. <br />
  30. 30. Turns out she had just wandered outside. He found her splashing in a puddle from the recent rain storm.<br />
  31. 31. He was so relieved that he just joined her. Like father, like daughter, I guess.<br />
  32. 32. So, we had a bouncy toy installed. Now she has something a little more hygienic to play with outside. We’ve also put up baby gates around all the exterior doors so she can’t get out again. My little escape artist.<br />
  33. 33. Today was Greer’s birthday. I can’t believe how fast it’s gone. My little bitty baby will be all grown up soon. I’m excited and scared at the same time. I’ve only got a little more time to teach her everything she needs to know. It’s daunting to say the least. Eventually, I’ll have to teach her about our family history so she’ll be able to protect herself and her future family. I’ll have to speak to Bim about the protection spells.<br />
  34. 34. I don’t mean to laugh. Well, not too hard, but look what my precious pink princess transitioned into. <br />
  35. 35. Everyone was shocked quite speechless when the sparkles subsided. I must say that Greer took it all in stride. <br />
  36. 36. Luckily, I had purchased a more appropriate outfit for her to change into. She loved it. Consensus is that she is still adorable as ever, and still has her Daddy wrapped around her little finger.<br />
  37. 37. It was a great party, but some of the neighbors thought we were getting a little too loud, so we had to cut the evening short. Officer Love was pretty nice about it. Not nice enough to allow us to continue, but at least we didn’t receive a summons or fine.<br />
  38. 38. My baby’s first day of school! She loves it. She’s so smart too.<br />
  39. 39. I think she brought home a A+ report after the first two days. I’m so proud of her!<br />
  40. 40. She’s making lots of new friends too. I’m glad she has the opportunity to do so. <br />She’s got a few things on her side as far as the Elvin problem goes. First of all, she’s chosen to keep on wearing her pink hat, which covers her ears. Second, she’s part alien as well, which could explain the pointed ears as well, even though her Daddy doesn’t have them. Third, apparently being part alien gives her an increased immunity to the Bluewater Plague Virus, which is a huge relief to me. They&apos;ve come up with a vaccine, and we’ve all been inoculated as a precaution.<br />I try not to worry, but I do anyway.<br />
  41. 41. Cody isn’t as concerned about it as I am. He had every right to run screaming when I told him about my background, but he was very understanding and stuck by me anyway. I love him so much.<br />He’s so great with Greer still. He’ll sit and entertain her and her friends for hours, even after he’s worked a long shift. <br />
  42. 42. I have a budding artist on my hands as well. I wonder if she’s inherited any of the creative talents my parents had?<br />
  43. 43. I’ve finally lost the last of the baby weight I had gained with Greer. I can’t believe it’s taken this long. Though I guess working on my career and taking care of a family has taken up a lot of my time. Now that Greer is in school, I almost don’t know what to do with my free time.<br />
  44. 44. I DID IT! I finally topped my career. People actually PAY ME to attend their parties. I’m having a good time, but I also miss my family on those long nights out. I’m not sure how long I’ll be continuing. It would be nice to just stay home and putter around in the flower beds. It seems like I’ve been entertaining people for a very long time now.<br />
  45. 45. Greer decided to try her hand at baking today.<br />
  46. 46. She had a rough go of it though. Poor dear. Cody will start giving her cooking lessons next week.<br />
  47. 47. She was a trooper though and ate the entire thing. She’s so stubborn and independent. <br />
  48. 48. I came home from work early today. I’m done. Can you imagine? They didn’t want me to sing at their party. Me! Wyn Doran. The headliner all those years at Victor’s bar. I’ll just have to have my own kick-ass parties from now on.<br />
  49. 49. Cody wasn’t worried at all when I told him. I’m lucky to have him. He’s so supportive and always has been. He’s still working on his career. He’s also fine with the idea of us hosting parties. He said he’d just be sure to make all the best hors d’oeuvres every time.<br />
  50. 50. I’ve got a lot of free time on my hands while Greer is at school. I’m not sure what that gardener was doing all spring, summer and fall, but the hedges look horrible and there are weeds growing through the snow all over the yard. I figured I’d give him a head start since spring is almost here. Maybe he can keep up with it better.<br />
  51. 51. Cody brought home a candy making machine to help in his job training. He also makes a small amount of money from selling the candies. We don’t really need the extra cash, which is good because I’m not sure how much gets sold as opposed to stuffed down his throat.<br />
  52. 52. Cody and I had a very interesting conversation the other night. I think we’re going to try to have another baby. I really missed a lot of Greer’s younger years since I was working all the time, and it would be nice to have a little one around again. Cody is eight years younger than I, and my Elvin blood has increased my life span, so I think there will be time to have and enjoy another child for both of us.<br />
  53. 53. I was worried about telling Greer since it’s just been her for so long. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.<br />
  54. 54. She was very grown up about it. I think her exact words were, “don’t worry Mamma. I’ll protect him just like I’m s’posed to.” So much wisdom from such a little girl. She’s adamant that she will have a little brother too. “Just like you, Mamma,” she told me.<br />
  55. 55. Well, it didn’t take long for that plan to go into effect. I’m pregnant. And Greer is right. I’m sure it’s going to be a boy too.<br />
  56. 56. The pregnancy hormones have me worrying again. I hope my children will be safe. What if I can’t give them everything they need? Tomorrow Greer will become a teen, the hardest part of her life. I hope Cody and I have given her a good head start in life. I think we have. I’m so proud of her. She really is a remarkable child.<br />
  57. 57. Greer had a small party for her teen transition. Some of her school friends came over to help her celebrate. Most of them will transition within a few days as well, so she’s making the rounds of the teen party circuit. <br />
  58. 58. Cody had to work during the actual party, but I know he’s got something planned for her birthday. He made a trip downtown before he left for work to pick something up for her. I hope she likes it.<br />
  59. 59. She did! She was so surprised when he whipped it out from under his apron. I’m sure she’ll put that cell phone and MP3 player to good use.<br />
  60. 60. I think she had a pretty good party and an overall great day.<br />
  61. 61. The strangest thing happened the other morning. I was working on the nursery when I happened to look out the window and saw a gypsy sneaking off the property.<br />
  62. 62. I ran down the stairs and out the door – not very quickly mind you – it’s hard to be quick when you’re this pregnant – and there was a strange lamp on the lawn. I’m not sure what it does, so I threw it in inventory. I’ll probably save it and give it to Greer someday. Kind of a strange family heirloom with a bizarre story to go with it.<br />
  63. 63. Greer has made and kept a lot of friends. I think Felicia Spitzig is her best friend at the moment. They spend a lot of time together.<br />
  64. 64. Along with Tristen Chung. They give each other makeovers, play a lot of pool, listen to and dance to a lot of music, and giggle tons at their secret jokes.<br />
  65. 65. They’ve got quite an extensive group that gets together and goes on different outings as well.<br />
  66. 66. Greer set the kitchen on fire today! She was doing so well with the cooking lessons Cody was giving her. I don’t know what happened. It gave us all quite a scare though.<br />
  67. 67. I went into labor in the middle of the night last night. Cody was at work. I love him, but sometimes his timing sucks huge rocks. No worries though. Everything went fine and the baby is great.<br />
  68. 68. Here is his picture. Staying with a Celtic naming theme, we decided on Keefe Shay Doran, which means handsome, beloved, and gift. He’s already showing us his personality. Isn’t he a snuggle bear? A determined snuggle bear, but definitely a snuggle bear.<br />
  69. 69. Greer loves him. She’s so helpful with him too. <br />
  70. 70. I have a new worry about Greer. I’m sure that she will deal with the North Forest Elf problem quite well if it ever comes up. But as she and Felicia get closer, I fear her life will be filled with prejudices of a different kind.<br />I love her dearly and really like Felicia as well. I hope they do not run into too many bigots in their life travels. I fear it will be a hard road for them to travel and hope they can find peace in each other if that is what is meant to be. They have been friends forever and have a very strong relationship.<br />
  71. 71. Greer told me that they shared their first kiss and it was wonderful. She had stars in her eyes when she told me about it.<br />
  72. 72. Birthday time! Keefe ages to toddler today. I can’t wait to teach him all his skills. Cody was the one who got to teach Greer and I missed it. I’m looking forward to some good quality time with my snuggle bear.<br />
  73. 73. Here is a picture of Keefe as a toddler. Told you he was a snuggle bear. As much as Greer was and is “Daddy’s Little Girl”, Keefe is “Mamma’s boy”.<br />
  74. 74. I’ve had time to play with him.<br />
  75. 75. Snuggle and love him.<br />
  76. 76. And teach him his toddler skills.<br />
  77. 77. Which has been no small feat since the smart milk that Cody was able to get for him seems to not work right.<br />
  78. 78. Time for another birthday. Keefe transitioned to child tonight. Of course, we had another party to celebrate. All of our dear friends were able to make it.<br />
  79. 79. He’s another adorable child. He looks so much like Cody. Greer got a lot of my face shape, where Keefe is almost the spitting image of his daddy. They’re all adorable if you ask me. In all the excitement, I wasn’t able to get him another outfit to change into. I’ll have to make a trip downtown while he is at school and get him something more appropriate.<br />
  80. 80. Of course, we have that one neighbor who complains every time we throw a party. This time it was a different Officer. He was just as nice about the complaint as Officer Love was. We still had to end the party though.<br />
  81. 81. Now that Keefe is older, I need to talk to Bim about the protection spells.<br />
  82. 82. I invited her over and broached the subject while we played a friendly game of pool. I asked her if the spell would carry over to the children. It has worked so well for me. No one ever suspects that I have Elvin blood. I was hoping she could do the same for Greer and Keefe.<br />
  83. 83. I didn’t know that witches could be so evasive. Right away I knew something was wrong. Rather sheepishly, Bim explained that I was the one she was supposed to help. That her job was done with me and it was not her destiny to help Greer or Keefe. They had a different destiny and all would be revealed in time. In the meantime, the alien blood they received from Cody would keep them safe.<br />
  84. 84. It was the most horrible news I could have heard. My babies wouldn’t have the same protective barrier that I was given. Would they ever truly be safe?<br />