With an extra arrival into the house it was time to extend the house. Dad had asked someone to build a house, but as houses do take awhile to build, we hired some people to do extensions to our current house.
We got a basement as well, for us to put the time machine and Daddy’s inventing table, and other things that really didn’t fit elsewhere.
I walked into the bathroom one day when Dad had just gotten out of the shower, and I was shocked to find that he had a dragon tattoo on his chest. He laughed at my shock.
“You know, I’ve had it so long I almost forget I have it,” he said, before walking out of the room.
My little Bennett was very attached to me, and it made me instantly guilty about the thoughts I’d been having about moving out, and leaving Bennett in the care of Mum and Dad, for him to be raised as an heir. I just didn’t feel comfortable in the house, everyone except Greg, Dominic and I were vampires. It was a vampire house.
Ben loved reading with me, and we often did it close to Dom’s crib so he could listen as well.
Ben loved reading on his own, too.
Dad had convinced Mum to join him with one of his experiments in the time machine. I have no idea what they were doing, but apparently it didn’t work. My parents were odd ones.
Soon it was time for a double birthday, both Dominic and Bennett were growing up.
Dominic went first.
Dominic grew up to have black hair and Daddy’s eyes, and I almost regretted my choice. If I had just waited for the second son, Dominic, who looked so much like Daddy, would’ve been the perfect heir. But I couldn’t change the past.
Next up was Bennett, and this time he helped blow out his own candles.
My little boy was growing up so well.
The first thing Ben did was start playing with the play table.
I started teaching Dom how to walk. He didn’t learn as quickly as his brother, bless him, but he was still such a clever little boy and I was so proud of how he was turning out.
Dad had taken to driving around all night searching for rocks, still wanting a heart-shaped pink diamond. I thought he was mad. Perhaps that was where Detta had gotten it?
Detta was still acting oddly. She was wearing her formal dress all the time now. Mum really didn’t want to see a psychiatrist about it, but she knew that she would have to, and started making inquiries about it at the hospital.
Dad adored little Dom. I knew he loved Ben as well, but he seemed to have a connection with Dom. Maybe it was the eyes.
Daddy took it upon himself to teach Dominic how to talk, as well. I was so glad of Dad’s support.
Gregory and I had been discussing having a girl, and we finally decided that since Ben was starting school, and Dom was a toddler, we could bring another baby into the family.
This time I wasn’t taking any chances. I had heard about the old wives tale, that watermelon helps you get a girl. I wanted to have my own little girl. Hopefully it would work.
Author’s note: So my computer is back up and running! Brilliant news, right? Unfortunately I have no more pictures so there will be no more chapters until after this weekend when I play. I kinda got bored playing them because all I’m doing is waiting for Bennett to grow up a bit and for Ria to have her baby girl.
As you can see in the picture of the basement I get really fed up with placing lights, and I probably could have done it better, but they go all over the place until it’s light enough to actually see. I have problems.
I think this is the last chapter of Gen 2, though I won’t make any promises about that. But Gen 3 is close to starting and I’m really excited about it, I think it’s going to be a lot of fun to play and write, and hopefully you guys will enjoy reading it!