And the Winner IS……….

The Adventures of the Slughorn Family

Octavia: Generation 1

Announcement of Heir for Generation 2

 

One morning Octavia woke with clarity on who she wanted to ask to be heir of the Slughorn name.  She got the kids off to school and found Kyle having a rare moment in front of the television.  She leaned over him, kissed his forehead and told him that she wanted to talk.

Kyle got a look of concern on his face.  He sat up and patted the couch next to him.  “What’s up love?”

“Nothing to be concerned about,” She took the seat next to him, “I just know how I want to ask to be heir.”  Her smile was big and beautiful.

“Really?  Who?”  He was intrigued and wanted to know who they would start preparing to take over for his lovely wife.

“I want Pello to be heir of the Slughorn name.”  She takes Kyle’s hand and laces her fingers with his.

“Pello?”  He could not keep the puzzlement from his tone.

“Yes Pello.  You know that cute little boy that runs around here playing with Parley and oh he looks just like you.”  She giggled.

Kyle gave her a sarcastic look.  “I know who he is, but are you sure?  Babe, he isn’t blood related which means none of your genetics will get passed down.”

“I have thought of that, but I still think Pello is who I want.  This is why.  Pax my dear sweet boy Pax, he would be a great choice as heir, but I feel he already has his own agenda with the Red gal.  She is super sweet and I want them to figure out what their future holds and he doesn’t need the weight of being my heir mixed with that.  Then we have Percy, my loner of a boy.  He too would make a great heir, but his loner trait would close him off from living the life and heir should live.  Next comes Porter, yes he is Danger’s clone, but I love him just as if he is my own child.  Many would argue that he would make the best heir because he already has children on the way, and believe me I was very close to choosing him, but he is about to be a teenage father and he needs to figure all that out and not have this extra commitment.  That leaves our little Pello.”

“Don’t choose him because you think he is the last choice.”

“I think you know me better than that Kyle.”  She crossed her arms over her chest, “I am choosing him because he is the best choice.  He is a sweet, loveable, friendly outdoorsy kid.  He enjoying meeting people, learning new things, help around the house and with his sister and he is just enjoyable to be around.  I, just as I do Porter, love him as if I was his mother and he would make me proud being the heir.  It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t share my genetics.  I have helped raise him and there is still a lot of raising to do.  I have passed down to him my morals, values and the importance of truth and respect to others.  Yes he will make a great heir for me.  Also I have heard rumors that there are big changes coming to our world and I think he would be best equipped to deal with them.”

“Only if you are sure.”

“I am very sure and I will ask him if he would be heir after he becomes a teenager.”  Octavia stood and headed for the kitchen confident in her decision.

**NOTE from author ~ I am pretty surprised at the outcome of the poll, but am now pretty excited to figure out generation 2 will Pello as heir.  He was chose as heir with 43% of the vote, followed by Porter with 30%,  Pax with 17% and Percy in the rear with 10%**

Gen. 1: Octavia Chapter Seven

The Adventures of the Slughorn Family

Octavia: Generation 1 Chapter 7

 

“Porter you need to go back to your room and get ready for school.”  Octavia said between clenched teeth.

“But mom….”

“No but mom’s me.  I need time to process this and at this time it would be counterproductive to just shout at you and that is what is going to happen if you don’t leave this room right now.”

Porter scratched the back of his head and sighed heavily.  “I really am sorry.”  He turned on his heal and fled the room.

Even though she had anger inside her that threatened to jump out and consume Porter she couldn’t help but smile inwardly that he was calling her mom.

She turned to the bed and shook Kyle’s leg.  She knew that he was awake, he was a very light sleeper, and she needed him right now.  He sat up and she crawled into his arms.

“What am I going to do?”

He kissed her shoulder.  “Remember you are not in this alone.”

She leaned closer to him and rested her head against his masculine shoulder.  “I know, but we both know he barley listens to me and he doesn’t think of you his father at all.”

“That is a dilemma.”  He wraps his arms around her tighter and they sat in silence for a time.

She finally broke the silence with, “I think I will have to invite Danger over and he and need to sit down and talk.”

“I don’t think that is the best idea.”  Was all the Kyle said.

“I know but I don’t think I have any chose.  I will call him next week I won’t let this news and having to deal with Danger ruin out baby girl’s birthday party on Saturday.  Now let’s get dressed and go down and feed the kids.”

That day after school Porter couldn’t bring himself to go home right after school.  He texted Firefly and had her meet him at the park.

“Are you in a lot of trouble?”  She asked as they squatted down by the jungle gym.

“I don’t really know.  Octavia just sent me away from the room after I told her.  What about you?”

“Love, I’m an adult now and my mom hasn’t cared much since my dad died and she really doesn’t care now that I am an adult.  I am just lucky she is letting me stay at the house.”

He rested his hand on her upper thigh and looked her in her eyes.  “I’m sorry.”

“What do you have to be sorry for?  I knew better but I just couldn’t fight the feelings I have for you.”  She placed her hand on top of his.

The two sat there at the park in silence and as the sun started to set Porter’s phone began to buzz.  It was Octavia asking him where he was.

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The rest of the week was a stressful one.  The house hold was quite and everyone was afraid to say the wrong thing.  The boys would go to friend’s houses after school and stay for dinner and homework coming home just in time for bed.  Octavia missed her boys but she knew this was the best for now.

Porter got himself a part time job as mausoleum clerk at the local cemetery.  He wanted to show Octavia that he could be responsible and that he could be trusted.

Then Saturday came and the mood of the house shifted.  With and impending party, especially one from toddler to child, how can anyone stay in a foul mood.

The guests were invited, the pizza ordered and the guest of honor was ready to age up.

Octavia took her to the cake and before she was even instructed to Parley leaned over and blew a mouth full of spit at the candles.  The guests laughed when the candles didn’t go out.  Octavia helped her get the candles out.

She grew into a beautiful little girl with her dad’s looks and her mom’s light blue eyes.  She was very respectful and she loved her brothers dearly.

The following day, Sunday, a picnic had been planned, but only ones that went were Kyle, Octavia, Pello and Parley.  Pax didn’t go because he doesn’t like to be outdoors and he wanted to spend the day chatting/texting Bluebell.  Percy didn’t go because he was too worried about the big crowds and Porter had to work at this new job.

The day couldn’t have been more beautiful.  The birds were at their best singing their beautiful songs and the flowers were in full bloom and it made the park look just stunning.

Pello hopped onto his dad’s back and they entered the park ready for a day of eating and playing and enjoying family time.

“So what do you kids want to do first?”  Kyle asked as he put Pello down.

“I want to play on the swings.”  Parley yelled.

“I want to teeter-totter.”  Pello shouted.

Octavia and Kyle chuckled.  “I’ll play on the teeter-totter with Pello you go and push Parley.”  Octavia instructed.  She leaned over and kissed Kyle on his cheek as Pello grabbed her hand and pulled her toward the playground toy.

 “Weeeee….”  Parley cried as her parents swag her.  “This is fun.”

After a couple of hours later of playing Octavia set up a blanket and set up the picnic basket.   “Kyle, kids, it’s time for lunch.”  She called happily and sat down.

“Mom this lunch is great.”  Parley spit with food in her mouth.

“Thank you but don’t talk with your mouth full young lady.”  Octavia gave her daughter a wink and got up and collected the trash that was already accruing and threw it away.

After lunch they all laid down on the grass to let their fully bellies settle.

“Look at that cloud mommy.”  Parley pointed at the sky.

“Yeah it looks like a bear.”  Pello cooed back.

“You two have such an imagination.”  Kyle said.

“And that one is a ballerina.”  Parley ignored her dad and continued with her observation of the sky.

“Oh and that one looks like an evil king.”  Pello continued.

“I have an idea.”  Octavia sat up.  “This week, after your homework is done of course, you two should put your ideas down on paper and next weekend you can perform the story for your dad and me.  What do you think of that? “

Both kids sat up in excitement.  “That would be awesome.”  Pello smiled.

“Great idea mom.”  Parley rubbed her hands together in anticipation.

“Now let’s go and feed the birds.”  Kyle suggested.

“Darn we are out of bread.”  Parley whined.

“It’s okay baby girl we can come back another day with more bread.”  Octavia hugged Parley close.

“Mom this was the best day every.”  Pello leaned in and gave her a half hug.

“Yes son is has been.  I just wish your brothers would have been here.”

Kyle rubbed Octavia’s back and gave her a knowing look.  He knew she was still struggling with Porter’s situation.

“Now before we head home I want you two to move over there so I can take a picture.”  Octavia took her camera out of the basket.

“Cheese.”  They both said in unison.

“Aren’t you two a picture for proud parents?”  Kyle shook his head and grabbed the blanket and stuffed it back into the picnic basket.

As they headed toward the exit of the park they ran into someone Octavia wasn’t ready to see yet.  Even though she wasn’t very far along in the pregnancy she was already showing.  Her cute little baby bump stuck out like a sore thumb and the sight of it brought on Octavia’s fury once again.

She wasn’t proud of her actions, but she couldn’t help them either.  The urge for a mother to protect her child hit her like a ton of bricks and she got into the young woman’s face.  “You stay away from my boy you little harlot.”

Firefly was shocked, but she tried to understand where the woman was coming from.  “The damage has already been done Mrs. Slughorn.”  She tried to explain.

“You lured my boy into taboo acts and now his whole life is ruined.”

Firefly’s blood began to boil.  Yes she should have known better and she should have stopped anything before it happened, but she loved Porter and it wasn’t like she forced him into anything.  “It takes two to tango and he wanted it just as much if not more than I did.”

“Don’t you dare say things like that to me!  He is a boy and under age and that means he was misguided by you.”

“How dare you!”  Firefly’s temper was at high level.

Kyle set the kids to the car and took Octavia by the arms.  “Honey let’s go.  This isn’t helping anything.”

“But….”

Kyle raised his voice just slightly, “But nothing.  Let’s leave the girl alone.”

Finally Octavia relented and they headed home.

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True to her word a few days later Octavia invited Danger over to have a talk about Porter.  The kids were at school and Kyle had opted to leave for the day.  He was not a fan of Danger and truth be told even if he wanted to be on hand to protect Octavia for the kind of man he was Octavia wouldn’t have him home when Danger came over.  She said it was a conflict of interest and the meeting would be counterproductive.

He arrived at precisely the time she instructed and rang the bell.  She pulled the door open to find him standing on the front porch looking bored.  She stepped outside and cleared her throat.

Danger looked up from the lint on his pants and what he saw before him confused him.  He stretched his arms out and leaned back, “Damn looking good Slughorn.” and gave her a wide grin.

Nervously Octavia reached up and scratched the back of her neck.  The sight of him awakened all that is feminine in her.  The mere sight of him caused parts of her that she thought were dormant to awaken at full force and tingle with a great urge.  Sure she had seen him around the past few years but mostly at the boy’s birthday parties were there were a lot of people and of course her loving husband Kyle.  She loved Kyle and her life with him was beautiful but Danger’s physical being would always have this effect on her.  He was her first and the father of her two oldest children that would never go away.

“Um…thanks.  Come in.”  She tried to keep her voice steady as to not reveal the yearn she was feeling.

They went to the kitchen were Octavia poured them each a cup of coffee and they headed into the living room and sat down on the couch.  She proceeded to tell him about the whole sorted affair between Porter and Firefly from him chasing her around when he was a child to getting her pregnant as a teenager.  When she was done with her story a grin grew over Danger’s face.

“What are you smiling about?”  Octavia asked.

“Well I am just wondering what you want me to do about it.”

“Danger you are his father.  We needed to figure out what to do about this and guide the boy in the right direction.”  She was exasperated by his lack of concern.

“Let’s not talk about him right now.”  Danger turned sideways and scooted closer to her.  “So how is married life?  Are you happy?”

“What?”  Octavia gave him a glare and turned back to grab her coffee cup from the coffee table.

At the same moment Danger leaned in for a kiss and caught her cheek.

Octavia jumped from the couch, “What the hell?”

Danger was just as quick and was up off the couch grabbing her arm.

“Lord have I missed you.  You look so sexy.”  He pulled her into him and brought his lips to hers.

Her whole body felt on fire and she melted into the man that was oh so wrong for her.  She parted her lips to allow his tongue access and when he took the access a low moan of passion escaped her throat.  His touch was sending sensations through her body the felt like she was getting hit by lighting.  When his lips moved down the length of her chin to the nape of her neck she was ready to give herself to him, but when she turned her head to better the feeling she saw their family picture on the mantel of the fireplace.

All the love she had for Kyle and their family flooded her and pushed away all the other things she was feeling away and she pushed Danger away from her.  “This is wrong.  You are wrong.”  Her face was flushed and she was angry.

Danger just laughed “Octavia Slughorn I will have you again.  Mark my words you beautiful thing.”  He lifted one of his fingers and placed in on her smooth cheek and she pulled away from him in disgust.  He laughed again and slid his hands into his pocket.

They hadn’t realized how late it had gotten and just then kids began to file into the house.

“Mom, Mom.”  Parley yelled running into the living room but stopped dead in her track when she saw a strange man.

“Hi there pretty thing.” Danger placed his hand on Parley’s fire red hair.

“Get your hand off my daughter.”  Octavia said between clenched teeth.  She was trying to hold back tears of guilt.

“Dad?”  Pax and Porter came around the corner.

“Hi boys.  Where’s Percy?”

Octavia was glad that at least he knew who was who and that Percy wasn’t there.  That was something.

“He has after school activities.”  Pax explained as he embraced his dad in a brief hug.  “What are you doing here?”

Danger was a bastard at times but he wasn’t going to sell out Octavia especially with the plans he had now that they had shared such an incredible moment.  “Your mom called me over.  I guess Porter and I have some serious talking to do.”

Octavia couldn’t believe her ears.  She was downright confused by his 180 turn.

Danger walked to Porter and clapped him on the back, “How about you and I head to the Juice Bar and talk?”

Porter looked at Octavia who shook her head, she wanted Danger out of her house and she knew that some time with Danger, who Porter adored, may do some good.”

“So please dad tell me what I should do?” Porter begged.

“Well I say good for you son.  You had some fun with a beautiful older woman.  Now you are done.  There is nothing to worry about now.  Move on.”  Danger took a swig of his tonic and Juice.

“What?  Dad I love her, but I don’t know how I can be with her and our child.  Mom won’t let me see her and I am not old enough to move out and take them in.”  Porter was confused by his dad’s cavalier attitude toward this.  He had always through that Octavia was in the wrong in what happened between the two of them and the lack of time he gets to spend with Danger.

“Since when do you call her mom?”

“Dad that is not the point I need some advice on how to handle this.”

“I told you Son just move on.  Find a new girl, have fun and be young.”

“You know dad I am beginning to think that I have been really wrong about you and mom.”  Porter hung his head in defeat.

“Just remember who you are Porter.  You are me and you will have the same thoughts and feelings and impulses as me.  That is just the way it is.  You can’t avoid it so just embrace it.”

Porter sighs heavily and heads for the door with determination in his heart he vows to show everyone  that he is his own person and his own man.

Poll for Generation 2

Gen. 1: Octavia Chapter Six

The Adventures of the Slughorn Family

Octavia: Generation 1 Chapter 6

***Author’s note*** this chapter has some mature topics, but NOTHING like my chapter 1.5.

Her name was Firefly.  Firefly Tuesday and from the moment he saw her from across the park Porter Slughorn knew he had to meet her.  As the next few days passed into weeks he could not stop thinking about the blue haired, red skinned girl.  He had to find out who she was and where she lived.  Even though he was a child he knew what he wanted and this time he wanted to talk to her, to meet her.

Every day after school he would go to various places to see if she was there.  He would stay at his destination till curfew, even doing his homework there.  He knew that the gal was a teenager so he tried to ask Pax about her without making anything to obvious, but his brother was pretty clueless and was no help in locating her.

Then finally his luck changed one day while he was at the gardens.  He spotted her sitting alone on a bench.  He couldn’t believe that a girl like that was alone.  He mustered up the courage and took a seat next to her.

“Hi I’m Porter Zone.”  He introduced himself with a smile.

“I’m Firefly Tuesday.”  She replied with a heavy sigh.

“That’s a pretty name.”  Porter tried to make small talk.  He wanted to get to know this girl.

“Thanks.”

“You’re new in town aren’t you?”  He tried again.

She looked at him with distain, she was having a very bad day, and said, “Kid you look nice, but why don’t you go and hang out with someone your own age.”  With that she stood up and left the gardens.

Porter did not let that discourage him.  When he got home that night he googled her, what he learned made him want to get to know her better.  She had a blog journal online and he spent the rest of the night reading it.  He learned that she had moved from Sim Angeles after her dad died, her mom Oodee could not bear the noise and the stress.  They had bought a small farmhouse in Riverview, and after reading the description of their new home Porter’s jaw dropped.  The house they lived in was Kyle’s old house, the people who bought it from Kyle sold it to the Tuesday’s and this girl live right next store.  He couldn’t understand how this had escaped him.  He also learned that this girl was a talented writer. She had several deep, passionate pomes on her blog and he loved them all.

Day after day he would find out where she went after school and followed her.  He attempted small talk and everyday she would ignore him or leave, but one day, out of loneliness, she decided to engage in a conversation with him.  She started off with kids stuff, but he soon changed their conversation to arts and literature.  She was very impressed with is knowledge of great poets that soon she forgot about their age gap.

 

The two became quick friends and made plans to meet at the park often.  They would talk for hours and even have a little fun with the playground equipment.

More than Porter having a new friend was happening at the Slughorn household.

Octavia and Kyle were settling into married life quite easily.  The boys, well minute Porter, were loving calling him dad and seeing their mom happy.  They knew they didn’t have to call him dad, but both boys chose to.  They enjoyed having a man in the house who took an interest in what they thought and did.

Octavia was very worried about Porter and all the time he was spending away from home and how distant he was getting from her and his brother’s, but Kyle told her that he needed space.  He explained that sometimes young boys just need time to figure things out and it was best to give him that time and space and not to smother him.  She decided to listen to Kyle’s advice and see what happened.

Percy was a loner and even though he loved his mother and brothers he did prefer to spend a lot of time alone.  He would spend hours with his blocks building grand buildings and then tearing them down.  Octavia would watch him from the playroom doorway as she fantasized that he would be a great architect someday.  When this young man wasn’t playing with this blocks he was playing wish this imaginary friend Snuggles.  Octavia was worried about that, but she had read that many children had them and eventually they would outgrow it, so she kept a very close eye on her little boy.

Then the family got some great news.  Octavia was expecting.  Everyone was thrilled that there would be a new addition to the Slughorn Clan and secretly Octavia hoped for a girl.

Kyle and Octavia spent many hours discussing that they were turning the Slughorn name into a Legacy and with that they wanted each generation to be taken over by the opposite sex of the first.

Being that she has only boy’s she was confident that there was a good choice among them, and even though Porter refused to take the Slughorn name she could not bear to leave him out so he was among the choices.  This made things a little weird between her and Kyle since Porter was the clone of her ex.  After their first real fight they came to a decision that Kyle would have a clone made and he would be in the running as well.

Not long after Pello, Greek for Stone, Slughorn was brought home.  Instantly Octavia loved him and was so glad they made this decision.

One morning, close to her due date, she was making breakfast when she heard Porter talking in the other room.  She waddled to the door and gingerly pushed it open a few inches and was very concerned at what she heard.

“I can’t wait to see you next.  I will bring you a red rose and read you a sexy poem.”

How could Porter, her young child, be talking like that?  She was about to burst through the door when…..her first contraction hit.

Kyle rushed her to the hospital where she gave birth to their daughter Parley, English meaning Trader, Slughorn.  However, she was born a little underweight and Octavia had some excessive bleeding so instead of the normal two day stay the two Slughorn women had a week stay the local hospital.  Both, turned out to be fine, but when they were released Kyle didn’t take them home.  Instead they were taken to the local hotel where Kyle and the boys had been staying.  Octavia’s aunt had scheduled a remodel to the house long before she passed and she had planned it for now.  The renovation had already been paid for and when Kyle asked for some of the plans to be modified for children they told him it would be no problem, but it would take a couple weeks extra.

So the first three weeks of little Parley’s lives were spent in a hotel.

 

The house didn’t look the same and Octavia was overjoyed with the beauty of it.  She wished her aunt were around so she could hug her and thank her for all that she did for her.

Her little friend the Gnome was there to greet her as well.  Looking upon his aged face made her sad, but once he jumped on top of his cane she couldn’t help but smile.  As she stepped into her new home she couldn’t help but think of aging and how said that thought was.

 

Have a pool at home was exciting for Pax.  Most weekends he would invite Bluebell over and a few other friends from school and they would swim and have fun, and if they weren’t at the Slughorn’s then they could be found at the rec-center.  The two were growing quite close and Octavia approved of Bluebell very much.  She was a wonderfully polite Sim and she could see the adoration for her son in her eyes.

Porter and Firefly spent more and more time together.  With all the commotion surrounding Parley’s birth she had forgotten the conversation she had overheard and she didn’t talk to Porter about it.  Porter and Percy were in scouts after school and she loved showing Firefly how to salute and tie knots and most of all he loved showering her with gifts.  He would pick flowers for her from the gardens and he would make her homemade gifts.  The two got many disapproving stares when they were out together especially when people would catch the two of them hugging or holding hands.

Even though nothing more than occasional handholding and hugging happened poor Firefly got a lot of grief at about it at school.  She already had not friends her own age and this made things worse.  For once even Pax wasn’t clueless to what was going on and told her to back off from his little brother, but no matter how hard she tried she was drawn to Porter’s company.  She enjoyed spending time with him.

Pello wasn’t a loner like Percy, but he did enjoy the great outdoors and from the time school let you till he had to be home for dinner he would go fishing or hiking.  His brothers didn’t enjoy the outdoors like he did so many times he found himself alone.  He really needed to make some friends at school.

Percy started coming out of his shell and spend time with his family.  He still didn’t like going to school, even though he had to, and didn’t like to go out with people he didn’t know but playing tag with one of his brothers or playing on the Simbox was great.

He even took a shine to little Parely who’s would be having a birthday soon.

The day of Parley’s birthday came and everyone was so excited for her to move into her next stage of life.  Kyle was eager to teach her new skills, Octavia was looking forward to dressing her in little girl clothes, and the boys were excited to play with her instead of watching her lay in her crib.

 Awe look at her.  She looks just like Kyle, but with her mom’s eyes.  Parley Slughorn you are one cutie in my book.

Porter invited Firefly over for Parley’s party.  This was the first time he had allowed any of his family to meet her.  He was apprehensive, but the two stayed away from the party and spent time on the Simbox in the living room.

Octavia wasn’t very happy to see that Porter’s friend, the one he talked about often, was about 4 years older than he was.  When she expressed this to Kyle he told her that it was innocent and to not get involved.  She was beginning to wonder about his parenting skills, but she took his advice and didn’t say anything.

That night Porter walked Firefly to the mail box and as she bent down to hug him Porter pressed his lips to hers.  This surprised her and she pulled away from him quickly to see a huge smile on his face.  She didn’t know what do or what to say so she bid him goodnight and then all but ran home, up the stairs to her room and threw herself on the bed tears instantly soaked the pillow.

Pello saw what happened from the window and was bewildered.  From what he knew it was wrong for child sims and Teen sims to be romantically involved.

Porter’s smile faded as Pello confronted him.

“Porter you and that girl are wrong.”

Porter got into Pello’s face and raised his fist, “You say anything and I will pound you.”  He shoves Pello out of his way and headed upstairs.  He was going to go and see if Firefly has written anything about their amazing kiss on her blog.

Little Parley had her dad wrapped around her little finger, and he loved being a stay at home dad.  He was a registered fisherman with Riverview, but since the birth of Parley he didn’t spend much time fishing.  He taught her how to walk and she adored him just as much as he did her.

Octavia got the unpleasant job of teaching her how to talk.  All the little girl wanted to do was hum and sing.  Eventually she got it, but it took quite a long time.

Kyle even got her potty trained at a rapid pace.  They were both very proud parents.

Kyle and Octavia talked about having more children and they tried and tried with no results.  Octavia went in for a checkup and after several tests she found out that she could not have any more children.  The excessive bleeding she had with Parley was a symptom of something bigger, but something treatable.  She had another visit to the hospital but in the end she was just fine, but could not having any more kids.  This news devastated her but Kyle assured her over and over that he was happy with their 4 boys and their baby girl.  It took her a long time but finally Octavia came around and started to act like her old self again.

 

She found comfort in her family.  Playing with and keeping Parley close was great comfort to her.

 And then it was time for another birthday.  Percy was about to embark on teenhood.  The usual suspects were invited and the festivities started.  Everyone had a grand time and as Percy blew out the candles the guests cheered for him.

They say some Sims hit an awkward stage when they hit teenhood, and Percy was no exception.  Some said he had a face only a mother could loved and in a sense they were right, Octavia love him dearly.

He was attached to Parley when he was a child and that didn’t stop as a teen.  He would spend hours with her, chatting and playing with her and he would listen to her childish secrets and pretend they were real.  He was a great big brother and unlike the other two he was not wrapped up in his own life to take time for Parley.

Porter was right behind Percy, but he opted not to have a big party.  Besides there was only one person that he wanted there and she had been avoiding him.  After he aged up he called her up and for once she actually answered.

“Hey beautiful.” He was super excited to hear her voice.

“Shit.”  She muttered.  She hadn’t looked at the caller id and she regretted answering, but his voice sounded a little different and she was curious.  “You sound different.”

“I know.  Will you meet me at the Gazebo Park in twenty minutes?”  He asked.

“I don’t think that is a good idea.  Besides it is raining.”

“Please.  I will see you there.”  He hung up the phone and headed out the door hoping that she would come.

She did arrive and he was so happy to see her, but she was shocked.  She wasn’t expecting him to be a teen when she arrived.

“H…h…hi.”  She stammered.  She couldn’t take her eyes off him.

“Hi Firefly I’m so glad you came.  I wanted you to be the first one to see me as a teen.  I wanted to tell you that now we can be together.”  He could not control his excitement and he reached up to stroke her pink cheek but she quickly pushed his hand away.

This took him by surprise.  “What?”

“We can’t do this.  My birthday is tomorrow I’m going to be 18.”  She hung her head in sadness.

“We have tonight then.”  He tried to take her hands, but she pulled them away.  “Fine tell me you don’t want to be with me and I will walk away.”

She lifted her head back up and shouted, “That isn’t it!”

He grabbed her hips and pulled her into him wrapping his arms around her.  “Then what’s the problem?”

Firefly couldn’t resist him any longer.  She knew she was in love with this boy even though it was so very wrong, but for one night they would get no judgment, and she was going to allow herself one night of happiness.  She hugged tight to his shoulders not wanting to ever let go.

He finally pulled away so they could share their first real kiss.  That kiss ignited something deep within both of them and they couldn’t hold back any longer.  He led her behind a grove of fir trees for privacy where their kissing became more intense and passionate.  Soon they both fell to the ground and as the rain pelted Porter’s back the two consummated their love for one another.

He walked her home afterwards.  He with her arm around her waist and she pushing close to his side, neither of them uttered a word knowing that what they just experienced with one another could possibly be their last.  They were both past curfew and neither of them cared.  Firefly knew her mother was still lost in her grief for her dad and never knew what was going on with her daughter and Porter had told Octavia that he was spending the night at Danger’s.

By the pond in front of her house the two shared another kiss and as they pulled away Porter said, “Firefly, I love you.”

“I l…..oh my it is midnight.”

As the age bubbles took over her body Firefly turned 18.

Porter still thought she was the most beautiful thing on the planet.

After that night Firefly would not return his calls or reply to his emails.  He would go over to her house and her mom would send him away.

The separation was killing him.  All he could think about was the feel of her skin and the taste of her lips.  He didn’t understand why she wouldn’t at least talk to him.  He tried keeping himself busy by working out and it help some, but nothing could keep his mind from her.

A month after there one night Porter got a text at 1a.m. from Firefly:  I need to see you.  It is killing me to be so far away from you.  Meet me out back of your house.

Porter quickly threw on a pair of jeans and a shirt and headed quietly outside.  The two climbed up into the tree house with intension of just talking but one thing lead to another and hands began to roam.  Octavia got up to get a drink of water and she heard a commotion coming from the back yard.  She grabbed a flashlight and went to check it out.

When she got outside she saw the tree house shaking and making a creaking noise.  She climbed up the ladder and as she stuck her head in the door she almost fainted from the sight.

Firefly covered herself and screamed and Porter dropped his head back onto the floor letting out a defeated sigh.  Octavia scrambled down the ladder.

Seeing a grown half naked woman atop her teenage son made Octavia feel sick and standing there she couldn’t help but think that Kyle had been wrong all these years.  She should have been more attentive.  She should have squashed their friendship when she thought she should and all she didn’t do has lead to this.

Full of anger Octavia waited for the two of them to come down the ladder.

“You little harlot you get off my property and stay away from my son.  If I catch you near him again I will call the cops.”

“But Mrs. Slughorn…..”

“I don’t want to hear it.  Get out of here and you young man.  You are grounded indefinitely.  Now march your little ass up to your room.”

“Whatever.”  Porter crossed his arms over his chest.

Octavia grabbed his elbow.  “I have had enough of your attitude Mr.  I am your mother and I have been lenient with you because of the circumstances, but no longer.  I love you and I am going to allow you to ruin your life like this.  Now get up to your room.”

Porter decided it would be a good idea to listen and ran at full speed to the house.

The next morning Kyle and Octavia got into the worst argument of their marriage.  When she told Kyle what she had happened he tried to laugh it off and said, “He is a teenage boy with teenage hormones.  Firefly is a very pretty girl and just is just barely a Young Adult.  He has had a crush on her since he was young it was bound to happen.”

Octavia couldn’t believe her ears.  The argument lasted for several weeks resulting in them sleeping in different rooms.  The turnaround point was when Kyle over heard the conversation between Danger and Octavia in regards to the matter.  Danger was boasting about how proud he was of his son and felt that a punishment at all was unnecessary.  Octavia hung up the phone in tears feeling that she was being labeled the bad guy in Porter’s life.   Kyle came up behind her and took her into a loving embrace. That night they had a great talk about the children and decided that they would always be a united front in regards to them.

After that incident Firefly really cut Porter out of her life.  She would not return his calls, texts, emails or IM’s.  She couldn’t believe that she had done such a horrendous thing.  She was embarrassed and needed to get on with her life.

About four months later Porter got a phone call at about 4 a.m.  He sleepily looked at the caller ID and a smile spread over his face, “Hi beautiful.”

“Porter we are in trouble.”  She said solemnly.

He listened to the rest of her announcement in disbelief and when he hung up he was in shock.  He plodded down the stairs to Octavia and Kyle’s room.

“Mom..” He said as he slowly opens the door.

Octavia woke with a start and dismay that he was calling her mom.  She climbed out of bed,  “What is it sweetheart?”

“Uh I have something to tell you.  You aren’t going to like it.”

“You can tell me anything honey.  What is it that has you up so early?”

Shock was plastered on his face as he mustered up the courage to tell her what Firefly had just told him.  He took a big gulp and blurted it out,  “MomFireflyispregnant.”

She didn’t quite understand it.  Well it was more like she didn’t want what she heard to be true.  “I’m sorry.  What was that?”

He took in another deep breath.  “Mom Firefly is pregnant.”