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11: Novak 2/Mosley – ‘Little Things’

Paula Novak (Young Adult), Gwendolyn Mosley (Young Adult), Stella Mosley (Toddler)

Gwendolyn Mosley was in a strange place. Her friend, Paula Novak, had forcibly removed her from her prior residence and insisted she take up her brother’s unused space. She wanted to keep an eye on Gwendolyn and for good reason, as Gwendolyn wasn’t exactly doing her full bit as a mother.

Over the months, things had improved. Gwendolyn still wasn’t going to win Mother of the Year, but she tried. Paula helped, but she made sure that Gwendolyn bore most of the weight. Stefan was still locked up and neither one had heard from him in nearly two years. Even Paula was beginning to doubt Lola’s assurance that he’d be fine, so long as Paula did as she was told.
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11: Novak – ‘Them Bones’

Oskar Novak (Elder), Kelly McMaster (Adult), Natalia Novak (Teen)

Oskar Novak was really beginning to feel his age.  It didn’t help that he’d caught the flu and then had a bad round of food poisoning from a local restaurant.  There had been an incident with lettuce that left him bed-ridden for several days.

Between being just plain old, getting sick, and finding out his son was in jail, Oskar was not having a good time.

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10: Martel/Mosley – ‘Somebody Told Me’

Luis Martel (Young Adult), Gwendolyn Mosley (Young Adult), Sacha Harcourt (Young Adult)

Luis had spent a lot of time with Philip in the months after Sacha gave him “the news.”  He hadn’t really expected to be a father before he was even in a fully-formed relationship.  It was all a bit… shocking.  Talking it over with Philip made him feel a little better.

“Do you know how much babies cost?  Lots,” Luis moaned, taking another quick drink.  “And Sacha’s career.  You know what babies do to careers!”

Philip chuckled.  “Sacha doesn’t seem near as hung up about it as you are.  I think you need to just chill out.  Be glad it’s with someone like her and not someone crazy…”

“You’re talking about Gwen, aren’t you?”  Luis shook his head.  “That’s just a messed up situation, man… and I had nothing to do with it!  But… I guess that’s what happens, isn’t it?”

“Who would have thought, you know?  That’s life.”

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10: Novak 2 – ‘At The Bottom’

Stefan Novak (Young Adult), Paula Novak (Young Adult)

“Hurry up, Paula,” Stefan grumbled as he watched his twin sister chatter away on her cell phone.  “We’re going to be late.”

Paula ignored his warning, as she usually did.  She was on the phone with their father.  Her charges had cleared and she wouldn’t be spending anymore time in jail, but she had a record now.  They would have to go through another bought of trials to get it expunged.

She clicked the cell phone off and sent her impatient brother a rueful look.  “You could talk to daddy sometimes, too, you know.”

Stefan rolled his eyes and moved towards the door.  “Not this again.  Come on, Paula.”

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10: Novak – ‘Secret’

Oskar Novak (Elder), Kelly McMaster (Adult), Andrew Novak (Young Adult), Natalia Novak (Teen)

Kelly was coming to the startling realization that with every passing day, she was becoming more and more like her dearly departed mother, Sheila.  Having a college student living in the house was downright painful.  Andrew was neat and tidy, but his studies took all of his attention.  Kelly was a little more than tired of having to follow him around and pick up after him.  He was grown, after all!

There was a time when Kelly had sworn she’d never be like her mother.  Now, however, she found herself nagging her children the same way Sheila had nagged her.  She wondered if it was the byproduct of Camilla’s untimely death.  Oskar had distanced himself considerably since then and the family was still trying to find a way to recover.

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9: Novak 2 – ‘Soul to Squeeze’

Stefan Novak (Young Adult), Paula Novak (Young Adult)

Paula Novak was stuck re-evaluating her life.  With criminal charges hanging over her head, she hadn’t exactly made the best choices so far.  The sudden death of her eldest sister, Camilla, sort of sent a shock through her system.  Life was short and even shorter yet if you were in the kind of life that she was.  Criminals didn’t usually live until retirement age and if they did it, they lived it out in jail.

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9: Novak – ‘Barely Breathing’

Oskar Novak (Elder), Kelly McMaster (Adult), Andrew Novak (Young Adult), Natalia Novak (Teen)

Andrew Novak was thrilled when he finally graduated from high school.  He left with high honors that landed him early admittance into a prestigious culinary school.  Lucky for him, it was located in downtown Aperture.  It was easier to just stay at home and focus on his studies.

Most people scoffed at his choice; they insisted that he could do better than just being a chef.  To Andrew, it wasn’t a choice but a calling.  He was born to cook and he loved every minute of it.  His particular niche was health food, thanks to his mother’s influence.

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8: Novak 2 – ‘Touch, Peel, and Stand’

Stefan Novak (Young Adult), Paula Novak (Young Adult)

Paula, Stefan, and Gwendolyn were sitting around the television when the news came on.  Stefan liked to watch it just in case any of their heists were mentioned.  Instead of the typical, nightly news, they were shown a display of images and a reporter talking live about the disappearance of the entire Steel family.

“Ugh, that’s creepy,” Gwendolyn said, unable to suppress the shudder that crept down her spine.  “I wonder what happened to them?”

“Maybe they just left,” Stefan replied, completely unfazed.  “It happens.”

“I don’t know, Stefan.  This is just weird.”  Paula added, sharing Gwendolyn’s discomfort.  “Entire families don’t just disappear.”

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8: Novak – ‘Shimmer’

Oskar Novak (Elder), Kelly McMaster (Adult), Andrew Novak (Teen), Natalia Novak (Child)

Kelly Novak wasn’t the best at video games, but she endured them for her youngest and only daughter, Natalia.  Natalia was usually a pretty active girl involved in ballet and painting, but every now and then she got the competitive itch.  If Andrew was too busy to play with her, she’d drag Kelly down into the den and beat her silly in video games.

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7: Novak 2 – ‘Don’t Trust Me’

Stefan Novak (Young Adult), Paula Novak (Young Adult)

Stefan Novak was not what you’d call a ‘nice person’.  He didn’t really about social convention and he enjoyed making people twitch.  One of his favorite people to do this to was Gwendolyn Mosley.  She wasn’t the type to really go ‘clubbing’, but he’d seen her several times in the past month.  It wouldn’t have been as curious if she hadn’t been alone.

“Hello, Gwen,” he began.  She twitched under his gaze.  “Does Philip know you’re out here exploring the world?”

“I’m a big girl.  I don’t need anyone’s permission to go out.”

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