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Chapter 11: The Parent Trap – part 9

Lynn and Jake escaped shortly after dinner, but not before Lynn pointed out that because she and Jake prepared dinner, it was only fair that Addison and Shane clean up. Unable to counter that logic, the kids were dismissed and Addison and Shane got to work.   She and Shane silently cleared the table and […]

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Chapter 11: The Parent Trap – part 8

Addison returned to the pool to discover a couple in the water wholly occupied with shagging one another, which meant that they were too involved to notice her arrival. All the better. She gathered her clothes and teleported directly to her bathroom. Safely ensconced in her quarters, Addison took a shower as quickly as possible. […]

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Chapter 11: The Parent Trap – part 7

Addison teleported from Shane’s office to her living room. She collapsed into the armchair, overwhelmed by conflicting emotions. She couldn’t go back to her children in this state. She took care of them; it wasn’t meant to be the other way around. After taking a few deep, calming breaths she reached mentally for Ashlynn and […]

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Chapter 11: The Parent Trap – part 6

“But you two might want to consider temporary living arrangements,” Dr. Frasier suggested. The pigheaded doctor’s statement shocked Shane back to reality.  His thoughts had strayed due to one of Harris’ thoughts:  “But she’ll never have with Daniel what Jake has with Shane.”    She approved of how he was raising Jake and wished the […]

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Chapter 11: The Parent Trap – part 5

Shane felt like he was trapped in a virtual reality simulator from hell.  He simultaneously floated in the cold security of his alien side, heard Frasier’s babbling, and felt Gibson’s hands shaking Harris.  It’s the bloody bracelets! she thought as she tried again to claw hers off.  It hurt like a sonofabitch, and her continued […]

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Chapter 11: The Parent Trap – part 4

The ringing of the damned videophone on the far wall of the bedroom helped Shane pry his eyes open.  He felt like complete and utter crap.  He hadn’t felt this bad since the party when he and Harris had gotten drunk and banged each other senseless.  Shane grinned from the memory despite his throbbing head […]

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Chapter 11: The Parent Trap – part 3

The wall of Jake’s bedroom shuddered from something slamming into it on the other side. His hold on the emotionless void shuddered as well. Jake hugged his knees to his chest and waited. “And throwing things is so responsible!” Dad shouted. The walls and closed door muffled his mother’s aggravated sigh. “I’m not the one […]

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