Friday, March 23, 2012

Chapter 20: Overwhelmed...

After her conversation with the girls' father, Tanya came back home to mull over the huge amount of information he had given her. She couldn't believe just how drastically her life had changed in just a few short years. Who could have imagined all of this would happen? Vampires, eyes that glow, potions that turn vampires back into humans, visions of the future?  This was just too much. She had to have imagined it all.  She was going to wake up soon, right?

In the days after their conversation, Tanya took her frustrations out on blocks of various materials. She hammered and pounded them until they became beautiful statues. She was angry at everyone and everything. Had her human parents known anything about her past when they adopted her? If they did why wouldn't they have told her? And even if not, why didn't they tell her she was adopted? It would have explained so many things when she was growing up.

Tanya hid the truth from the kids by making sure her neck was covered and wearing sunglasses whenever they were around. She didn't understand it all yet and couldn't expect them to either. Dear Lord, how was she going to tell them? The girls would be okay eventually she thought, but the boys were a different story; they were human.

The more Tanya debated telling the kids, and possibly losing the boys, the worse she felt. A new evil thought crept into her mind. The boys would eventually die before her. She just couldn't bear it and depression began to seep in. She hadn't fed in days and it was starting to show. Tanya grew gaunt and ashen and carried a look of sorrow on her face.

Tanya even missed the triplets' birthday party. By then she had retreated to her room and rarely ventured out. Anderson ended up taking care of the girls and was glad Brent and Chase weren't around to see how bad things had become. He was becoming increasingly worried about his mom. He thought back to when he was a kid and Tanya and Christopher had split up. He thought it was bad then, but this time was so much worse.

Now that the girls were teens, the fighting became much worse, especially between Callie and Bri. They were constantly at each other's throats and often the house erupted into violent screaming matches. Occasionally it would even turn physical and Anderson or Ansley would have to get between them. Without Tanya around to take control, the house had become a zoo. Kay tried to be there for Anderson, but the girls gave her the creeps and she eventually stopped coming over.

Finally Anderson had had enough. He heard the girls fighting yet again and stormed into the room. They didn't even turn to look at him until he slammed the door so hard the room shook.  "ENOUGH!" he screamed.  "I don't know what the hell has gotten into you two, but it stops NOW!" Callie just had to pipe up with a smart ass comment about him not being her father. That was enough to send him over the edge.

Once she saw the look of pure rage on his face, Callie shrank back a bit, but it was too late. He had totally lost it and was in the middle of a blind fit of anger. Before he realized what he was doing he had trashed the room. When he finally heard Briannah's screams telling him to stop he realized he and Callie were rolling on the ground with their hands around each other's throats. He couldn't believe what he had almost done.

Anderson took off to get away from everything. He was mortified that he had put his hands on his sister like that. Briannah was worried about him after he took off so she called Kay to see if she'd go look for him. Kay eventually found him at the local park and was relieved he was okay. He told her about everything that had happened and she just listened. She could tell he just needed a shoulder to lean on and someone to vent to and it was the least she could do for him.

Eventually they ended up back at the house, where surprisingly everything was quiet. He had grown so used to the screaming matches that the silence was strange to him. But it was a welcomed change, he didn't feel like dealing with his sisters right now. He just wanted to relax and spend some time with Kay. Anderson didn't trust himself to interact with any of triplets for the time being. He asked Kay to stay the night and she agreed. For now, that's all he cared about.


  1. You are such a tease, giving us such a small portion to go through. Very unfair my lady! I need more.

    I'm so happy to see you writing again. This really is one of my fav challenge stories.

    On Tanya, I hope she feeds soon, her being sickly will surely raise the very same questions she's trying to avoid.

    The fight between the girls was a long time coming, the animosity between them had been brewing for some time. On that fight, please tell me Callie won *evil smile*

    As for Anderson, that blind fit of rage was scary, I hope it's not part of who he is, otherwise I'll be very afraid for the girls and for Tanya when she eventually tells the boys the truth.

    This was an awesome comeback chapter. And I can't believe you wrote it all now.

    1. Val, so sorry lol. I promise to write more again soon. I just needed to get something out so I didn't push it aside again.

      I'm so glad you like this story so much. It means a lot to hear you say that *hugs*

      I think Tanya will come around eventually. I'm just not sure it will be too late and result in lasting effects.

      You are right, the girls have been headed towards the fight for a long time. And of course Callie won :p Briannah didn't even strike her back. Of course she was a bit shocked that Callie went so far as to slap her though!

      I think Anderson is just scared and that fear turned into uncontrollable anger. He's terrified that his Mom won't recover. He doesn't understand the change in her appearance etc. And he thought he lost Kay when she stopped coming over and I think he just reached that boiling point.

      I'm so glad you liked that chapter :) What do you mean you can't believe I wrote it now? Like you can't believe the storyline?

    2. No, I believe the storyline, it's just that it takes me forever to write something half as great as what you wrote in such a short space of time.

    3. Oh! Ok, I get what you mean now. It doesn't always work that way though. Sometimes I sit there for hours and end up writing absolutely nothing lol. I kinda just let the pictures tell me the story for the most part :)

  2. Aww poor Anderson. Having to step up as Tanya sinks away literally letting herself starve to death. She is dealing with a lot but the girls need to know what's going on with them. She needs to take control back of the house.

    Welcome back. :)

    1. Thanks so much Jazen!

      Yeah I feel bad for Anderson, he's had to do a lot of growing up way before he should have had to. Even when he was younger he took on the responsibility of taking care of Tanya when she was depressed.

      I'm hoping she pulls through the depressions before too much goes awry though. She's getting to be in pretty bad shape and really has to deal with the issues head on.

      You are right, the girls do need to know what is happening and will happen with them. I think if Tanya doesn't snap out of it soon, their father will have to step in. He can't risk their extinction.

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  4. awwww I LOVED your story here!!! Very well written :)