Lily Ashton (Young Adult), Mark McMaster (Young Adult)
Mark McMaster and Lily Ashton were finding that the act of actually getting married entailed a lot more work than either of them had realized. It had been a completely spontaneous thing, honestly. It was the right thing, but perhaps Mark could have gone about it in a better way and not in the wake of guilt brought on by his little affair.
Lily was clueless as to all of that, her brain far too occupied by all of the planning. She was in such a frenzy that she kept breaking everything. Mark teased her about it constantly. At least he was relatively handy.
→ Continue reading ’14: Ashton – ‘She’s So High’’
Luis Martel (Adult), Sacha Martel (Adult), Aidan Martel (Child), Sandra Martel (Child), Zoey Martel (Baby)
Sacha and Luis Martel were quite happy with their life. They’d had an unexpected child enter the picture, but that had only been a small speed bump along the way. Sacha was a noteworthy model and actress while Luis was on his way to running the DNA lab at the police department. Everything seemed to be going extremely well for the strangely matched couple.
→ Continue reading ’14: Martel – ‘Save the World’’
Paula Novak (Adult), Stefan Novak (Adult), Gwendolyn Novak (Adult), Stella Novak (Child), Dana Novak (Baby)
Gwendolyn Novak hadn’t exactly planned either of her pregnancies. Honestly, if she could have avoided them completely, she would go back in time and make it so. Still, the two girls she did have seemed to be doing all right, despite Gwendolyn’s complete and utter lack of a natural, maternal instinct.
Baby Dana didn’t seem to notice her mother’s glaring deficiencies, happy just to be played with and fed regularly. They’d moved to a new apartment that better accommodated the large family.
→ Continue reading ’14: Novak 2 – ‘But It’s Better If You Do’’
Alex Klein (Adult), Rhys Klein (Young Adult), Bettina Ackerman (Young Adult), Gavin Klein (Teen)
Alex Klein welcomed his son and his son’s fiancee into his house. It was always understood that Rhys would return. Things were a bit tense still, with Rhys and Alex still not able to find any concise common ground. There was a familial bond, but Rhys was just so uptight at times.
Bettina was the opposite. Alex wasn’t even sure how it worked. She was a sweet girl, though. Passionate about her art and clearly quite in love with Rhys. Perhaps she could pull the stick out of his butt.
→ Continue reading ’14: Klein – ‘Eyes on Fire’’
Jessica Ryder (Young Adult), Rebecca Jefferson (Young Adult)
Rebecca does most of the cooking since moving in. Jessica is more than capable of cooking, but she’s often just too busy to bother. Besides, Rebecca rather enjoys it. She claims it makes her feel ‘domestic.’
→ Continue reading ’14: Ryder – ‘Scream & Shout’’
Andrew Novak (Young Adult), Natalia Novak (Young Adult)
With Jack Ryder back in town, Natalia Novak finally had a social outlet that wasn’t her brother. Honestly, Natalia was shocked at how much she’d missed having him around. The younger man had always been present, it seemed, lurking around in the background when she was still best friends with his sister Jessica.
They went out often, meeting at the lounge just down the street from Natalia’s townhouse she shared with her brother.
→ Continue reading ’14: Novak – ‘Savior’’
Dominic Cosaro (Elder), Julian Cosaro (Teen)
Poor Julian Cosaro did not have the social finesse that seemed to grace the rest of his family. He was just plain awkward. Emma often scolded him for being inappropriate. He had the uncanny ability to just deadpan things that should have otherwise held emotion. There was also his love of blunt truths and his unyielding curiosity about things.
Michelle Valdez was one of his classmates. They’d been assigned a senior project together. Julian had always found her ridiculously gorgeous, but Michelle was popular. Julian was just a nerd–a well-known nerd, but a nerd nonetheless.
→ Continue reading ’14: Cosaro – ‘Sail’’