Chapter 3.29: Dear Diary, as Long as I Have You

by Kymber
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Dear Diary, this trip to Monte Vista has been so nostalgic for me. The most delightful thing, though, is that I’ve created new memories here with my family. Since Charles had his birthday, it’s become more and more clear to me that it won’t be long before all of the children will be of an age where they will want to explore their own futures.
It’s with a heavy heart that I write to you now, full of the knowledge that this may be the last moments my family is together at the same time. Who knows what the children will want to do when they are grown? As I observe each of them, it occurs to me that some or most of them will leave Winchester behind. This is not necessarily a bad thing as long as they are prepared. But I will miss them terribly.
I can’t help but feel I’ve done Matt a disservice by letting the children spend a few weeks here and there with my parents, who have never known our quiet life here on the island. Had I not been an outsider, the children most likely wouldn’t even think about leaving permanently.
But there we are. The kids do have a sense of how exciting life can be away from our little farm in this closed community. And I can plainly see the hunger in at least four of them. The desire for more.
Matthieu assures me that while our kids have had more exposure than most of the residents in Winchester of the outside world, he always knew that couldn’t be avoided if he wanted a life with me. I can’t say he fully understood what having a famous and wealthy grandfather would mean for our offspring. Still, he insists he had an inkling that life would be different with me.
I stood on the highest balcony of the villa, my fingers laced together and my eyes closed as I contemplated all of these things. After a while, I’m not sure how long, I sensed that the love of my life was standing behind me. He was close enough to feel although he wasn’t touching me.
“Are you thinking about Caroline?” he asked softly.
Turning to face him, I said, “Oh, I should have been. I’ve been thinking about many things this evening.”
As he moved closer to me, his blond hair caught the setting sun just right and I smiled tenderly at him, thinking about how he looked like an angel complete with halo.
“You’re in a strange mood.”
“I suppose I am,” I agreed.
He looked now, toward the sun, his hazel eyes squinting, showing off the fine wrinkles around his middle aged eyes. “I want you to know that even with the fuss we had with Carrie and that boy… uh, what’s his name… I’ve enjoyed our time here.”
“Really?” I asked. I thought he’d been enjoying himself to an extent, mainly because when things got to be too much, he could go to the little garden and do something he found to be normal.
He nodded and looked back, his eyes locking with mine and expressing the sincerity he felt. “Yes. There are things I’m not real fond of, that’s true, but what I really want to tell you is that if you need to stay here permanently, I understand and will make that change with you.”
Hearing what he said didn’t register right away. I think I stared at him pretty dumbly for an eternity before my eyes grew huge and my jaw dropped.
“Um… are you okay?”
“Y-yes.” You can’t imagine how tempted I was to jump on this. It would have been so wonderful to spend the rest of our days in Monte Vista with the luxuries other people take for granted. But I knew better. I knew my husband and he was making a sacrifice for something he thought I needed. Did I need to be here more than he needed to be in Winchester? When it came down to it, I didn’t think so. I’d gotten used to Winchester and the way of life there. And I could go back refreshed after this long vacation.
Suddenly, I rushed into his arms and closed my eyes as I felt his familiar fingers wind through my hair, stroking my neck.
“Does this mean we’re staying?”
With my eyes still closed, I embraced him tighter. “No. I know you’ll be completely crushed and devastated, but we’re going to go home as we planned.”
Pulling away, he stared down at me, blinking in surprise. “Listen, Darlin’, it’s fine. Really. As long as we can get rid of the TV’s I’m good.”
Chuckling a little, I smiled at him, my heart swelling with the love and appreciation I felt for him. “I know you’d be fine. But I miss our farm. We worked hard to get it going and we’ve done just fine there.”
“I think some of our children aren’t going to be as happy there.”
“That’s true, but when they’re old enough, they’ll make their own decisions and perhaps even come back. If not to stay, at least to visit.”
Shaking his head, he said, “Are you sure about this?”
As tears filled my eyes, I took his face in my hands so he would understand how serious I was. “I know this might come off as cliche or sappy, but I chose to marry you. I understood what that meant then, and I understand it now. This is no sacrifice for me, it’s what I want – what I’ve always wanted. Even after all this time, I still want to spend every day with you knowing that we’re partners for life.”
Before I could say anything more, he bent down and kissed me as passionately as any other time. Yet this felt a little different in some way. It was as if we’d made a new covenant with one another and we were sealing it in that moment.
When I spoke again, my voice was breathy. “As long as I have you at my side, it’s all that matters.”

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Later, I found Carrie in her and her sisters’ bedroom. Glancing around, it was familiar and it wasn’t. When I’d used this bedroom as a child, I’d had a huge four poster bed. Now there were four, albeit very nice, twin beds so that all the girls could be in here. Inwardly, I smiled a little thinking about how my dad had really overdone this space for me and how much sweeter it looked now. At last, I turned my attention back to my daughter.
“Carrie, we need to talk.”
“I don’t want to, Momma.”
“Well, that’s a shame because I’m not going anywhere. Now, turn around so we can get on with it.”
Reluctantly, she turned to face me, her eyes red and her chin jutted out defiantly.
“Now, what do you have to say for yourself?”
She hesitated for a moment as if she wasn’t sure she should say exactly what was on her mind. Luckily, she couldn’t help but tell me.
“I really wanted to go to the movie with Luca and I’m pretty angry you and daddy embarrassed me the way you did.”
“I see. First of all, it was Charles’ birthday.”
“I’ve been to every family function we’ve ever had! Why couldn’t I miss just this one to do something I wanted to do?”
“Perhaps you could have missed Charles’ birthday party. But if you want to do things like that, you have to choose better.”
Confusion clouded her eyes as she asked, “What do you mean?”
“I think Luca was probably not the best choice. In fact, I’m wondering what you saw in him?”
“Why do you say that? Didn’t you see how good looking he was? And, Momma, he wanted to go to the movies with me. Not with Lissie or one of the other girls. He chose me.”
I cleared my throat before I answered her. This was going to be more complicated than I’d thought. “I’ll admit, that can be flattering. But I’ve known boys like Luca before and trust me when I say he would hurt you.”
She thought about this for a moment. “Have you been hurt by a boy like Luca?”
My pulse quickened as I pulled the memories forward of things I’d wanted to keep buried forever. “To be honest, I was hoping I would never have to think about Rob Killian again. But you need to know so that you can understand what I’m trying to tell you.”
My voice sounded far away, even to myself, as I told her about meeting Rob in grade school and having a crush on him even as a young girl. I wasn’t far into the story before I realized that in order to give her a frame of reference, I would have to explain what growing up a rock star’s daughter meant. So, I backtracked.
Finally, I told her how excited I was when Rob asked me to prom. It was so thrilling to go with Ruby to pick out dresses and get our hair and nails done just right. I promised Carrie I would show her pictures from my diary when we got back home.
In the meantime, I continued with my story about how charming Rob had been that night, opening doors for me and making sure I was having a good time. I explained what it felt like to slow dance with him and how special I felt. So special, in fact, that when things heated up after the dance, I didn’t stop him.
Carrie was quiet as she listened but when I got to that part, she obviously couldn’t believe what she was hearing. “Does daddy know this?” she gasped.
“Let me finish,” I said firmly, rolling my eyes. “What you need to know is that once Rob had his way, he dumped me. When he passed me in the halls at school, he ignored me while his buddies elbowed him and laughed as if he was the big man that got the famous guy’s daughter to sleep with him.”
“Momma, that’s awful.”
“Don’t I know it. I was never really the same after that. It did something to me and, so, I want to prevent something like that happening to you.”
“How do you know Luca would do that?”
“I don’t for certain, but did you notice how rude he was to your father? And to you? He treated you terribly as if all he cared about was how cute you were. You don’t want a man like that, do you?”
“Well, no. I want what you and daddy have. I love how daddy looks at you. But does that mean I can’t date at all?”
My expression softened. “Of course not. But they need to speak to your father and it needs to be a boy who is respectful toward us and especially for you. We only want what’s best for you because we love you so much.”
Her expression seemed to soften, too, as she considered what I said. “How will I know if a boy showing me attention is a boy I should date or not?”
Something inside me felt bothered by the fact that she asked this. Why couldn’t she see that Luca was all wrong?
“I suppose that will come with time,” I finally said as a new determination to keep a close eye on her overtook me.
“Now, I think we should find Daddy so you can tell him you’re sorry about the way you carried on.”
She frowned but at least it wasn’t in a defiant way and said, “Yes, ma’am.”
After that business was taken care of, Lissie pulled me aside in the kitchen. I’d barely had a moment to myself this evening, but that’s what happens when you decide you’d like six children!
The look of distress on her face alarmed me.
“What’s the matter?”
“I wanted to talk to you so bad,” she said. “I’m really worried.”
“About what, honey?”
“Carrie was absolutely horrible in town and it was so humiliating to even be near that situation.”
“And, momma, I look just like her!” she exclaimed as if she couldn’t believe how dense I was.
“You’re identical twins.”
She took that moment to throw her arms up in the air in exasperation. “Exactly! I’m so tired of people mixing us up. And now that she’s acting that way, what if people think it was me? She’s so stupid to let that dumb boy near her!”
“She was flattered, not stupid,” I corrected. “Besides, we’ll be back in Winchester soon and everyone there knows you’re a twin.”
Tears welled in her eyes as she shook her head. “That’s all fine, but I’m really getting tired of being ‘the twin’ or ‘one of the twins.’ I want my own life – I want to be me!”
This house was full to the brim with teenage angst and I was getting tired. Still, I tried to understand where she was coming from.
“You know, my Aunt Rachel and Aunt Daylynn are twins and I think they felt the same way. When they became young adults, they led very separate lives.”
“And were they happier?”
“Honestly, I don’t know that they were ever unhappy about being twins, but they both lead very happy lives, yes.” Pulling her into my arms for what must have been my hundredth hug of the day (though I would never actually complain about that!), I stroked her long blond hair and firmly told her, “You are your own person, twin or not. You are not Carrie or Carrie’s twin only. You are Elisabeth with your own distinct personality – your own goals and wants. Daddy and I appreciate the young woman you’ve become.”
“Thank you,” she sighed, drying her eyes.
Finally, Matthieu and I were alone. We sat on the wicker settee in the kitchen and I filled him in on my chats with Carrie and Lissie.
Then, Charles found us. As we looked up at him expectantly, he got right to the point.
“Now that I’m a young adult, I think I’ve earned the right to go to a movie in town by myself. Without any children tagging along, that is.”
He seemed surprised when Matthieu smiled at him and said, “Don’t be out too late, son.”
Charles stared at us as if he couldn’t believe it had been that easy, then he dashed out the door.
I laughed as I snuggled up to Matthieu’s side. “Did you see his face?”
Matt grinned as he put his arm around me. “That was priceless.”
Charles came back before midnight and announced that it had been a boring time without his siblings and that at the least, he should have brought Laurent along. Then, he climbed the stairs to go to bed.
And so, with all the children home and my husband at my side, my heart felt full. I was certain that whatever the future held for them, and no matter where they went in the world, the children would be all right.
I know I said that the poll for the Generation 4 heir would not be held until September 2, but then I realized that didn’t give very much time to vote. I decided that two weeks would be a better time frame, so I’m opening the voting today! Woot! I can’t wait to see who wins!
Next week, there won’t be a chapter. Instead, there will be a reminder to vote and perhaps a special update, I haven’t decided exactly what to do yet.
This poll ends on September 6 at midnight. That should give me some time to finish up the passing of the torch chapter which will be posted on September 9.
Below are the teen pics of the girls, their traits, and a little about them.
Happy voting and thank you in advance for your input!
Martha Larochette (“Marty”)
Traits: Ambitious, Brave, Rebellious
What we know about her: Marty is a tomboy although she has newly discovered a love for clothes. She will want to go to university and pursue something adventurous such as archaeology or anthropology.
Elisabeth Larochette (“Lissie”)
Traits: Athletic, Eco Friendly, Virtuoso
What we know about her: Lissie has been rather quiet, a wallflower, if you will. She has talents for music and athletics but has kept this to herself. She feels as if she must keep an eye on her twin Carrie but she wants to break away and assume her own, unique identity.
Caroline Larochette (“Carrie”)
Traits: Absent Minded, Hopeless Romantic, Diva
What we know about her: Carrie (who now wants to go by “Caroline”) is boy crazy. She will fall for most advances, if not all, and will perhaps end up in a rather unsavory relationship if she is not careful.
Susan Larochette
Traits: Bookworm, Shy, Artistic
What we know about her: Susan is a thinker. She considers consequences before actions and likes to weigh her options. She would like to lead a life that is stable and will want to attend university to make this happen. She also struggles with her body image.
So, let the voting begin!

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loladiamond01 August 26, 2017 - 10:18 am

I love how supporting Blue is of her children. It’s good that she told Carrie what she’s been through in high school, but I doubt that will stop the girl from getting what she wants. Her relationship with Matthieu is so sweet! A lot of people, Dax included, must be jealous of that, lol.
And so the vote was hard, because I wanted to go with Marty all along and then I discovered Susan is such an interesting character, but similar to Blue as far as appearance is considered at the same time. I eventually went for Marty! 😀

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 10:39 am

Thank you, Jowita! 🙂 I think it was important for Blue to explain to Carrie what happened to her when she went to prom, but you are probably right that Carrie will still fall for every guy that gives her a look. I laughed when I read what you said about Dax being jealous. I got really behind in some things and so I wasn’t able to put out the Dax chapter when I’d planned. But we’ll see how he’s doing soon and I expect his story to cross back over into Noble Doubt sometime in Gen 4. We’ll see how it goes. lol
As for the voting, I think I set it up to vote as often as you like. It’s my first poll, so I’m hoping I didn’t mess that part up. haha

sensationaltragedy August 26, 2017 - 10:29 am

Ugh! This is such a hard choice! You’ve done such a good job with character development that I’m not sure who to pick!

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 10:40 am

Thank you so much! lol If I didn’t mess the settings up, I think I set it so you could vote as often as you like. Thank you so much for voting! 🙂

audreyfld August 26, 2017 - 10:40 am

I voted. And I also initially thought of Marty, but now that I have seen the traits and learned a bit more about them, Marty was still a good choice, but I think it will be much more interesting with Carrie! So I switched teams. Whoever, wins I know it won’t be disappointing!

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 10:42 am

Thank you so much, Audrey! 🙂 I will try hard not to disappoint! LOL 😀 Carrie is an interesting choice, for sure. No matter who wins, I have done some basic story outlines for all of them so that I’ll be prepared. I can’t wait to see who wins! 😀

bmitjessesue August 26, 2017 - 10:42 am

Going back to the farm I feel is the right choice for sure. Don’t we all secretly deep down, wish for the simpler life with more time for our children. With that we believe we will be happier, have more time for the things most important. The time to raise our kids with good values so that when they grow up, as Charles did, to make good choices. But even so, we also know that the greener grass on the other side will look appealing to some of our kids.
I’m picking Susan! Yes, some of it is because she looks like Blue, but unlike Blue, she is quiet and shy. I would like to see how that evolves. Think of all the trouble she could get into for an awesome story.

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 10:45 am

Thank you, Bee! Susan is a great choice! The story I’ve outlined for her would be a lot of fun. 😀
I totally agree with you about the simpler life thing and that it’s often longed for. Charles is a good guy. It’s as if he wanted to go out and have fun as an adult but then he found out pretty quickly it’s not fun without the siblings he’s used to corraling. lol

mmdrgntobldrgn August 26, 2017 - 10:43 am

Voted, not saying for who other than not the first one I thought I’d vote for.
That was not an easy choice to make. I really love how you fleshed out each girls personality. I also notice that they’re all missing a trait. 😉 I suspect it was with held on purpose. 🙂
Each one has so much story potential, in the end I went for the one whose story could go almost anywhere in the simverse you’ve created.

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 10:50 am

Thank you, Mama Dragon! 🙂 I struggled at first to flesh those girls’ personalities out, but in the end, I’m glad it worked out. 😀 Oh yes… that missing trait… hmmmm…. 😀
I love the stories each one of these girls could have and I can’t wait to write the heir’s account of things! Thank you so much for voting!

lisabeesims August 26, 2017 - 10:53 am

I knew I was going with Caroline when I entered the phone but I do admit Susan nearly drew me off at the end

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 11:03 am

Thank you, Lisa! 🙂 I would love any of them to be heir. Maybe I need to write four stories instead of one? Oh, wait, that would be a mess for me as I could never keep up with it. haha Thank you for voting! 🙂

lisabeesims August 26, 2017 - 11:11 am

Lol 4 weeks in a month … would work

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 11:46 am

You have more confidence in me than I do. hahaha 😛

lisabeesims August 26, 2017 - 11:51 am

No doubt for noble doubt 😂

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 11:57 am

LOL! <3 <3 <3

babay_j August 26, 2017 - 2:56 pm

I vote for that, lisabeesims!! =D

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Oh dear! 😀 :O

sempreviva August 26, 2017 - 11:22 am

Blue has become such a great mother and wife..! I can’t even think of her as that spoiled little brat anymore, she’s come so far! (sidenote: I’m really curious as to what has become of Dax)
I love that the girls have such unique personalities, but I honstly can’t make up my mind about the heir! The only one I’m sure I won’t vote for is Susan, and that’s only because she looks so much like Blue!
I think I’ll go with Carrie though, her traits call for drama! 😁

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 11:49 am

Thank you so much! 🙂 It’s hard to believe, isn’t it, that Blue used to be an entitled brat? haha She really did turn her life around and find her calling. As for Dax, I am still going to write him but the chapter I’d planned on having out by now just didn’t make it. lol Oh, and he will probably be making an appearance sometime in Gen 4 for a little something I have in mind. 😀
I think polls are hard! But I’m having it in the first place because I couldn’t choose. haha Thank you so much for voting!

sempreviva August 26, 2017 - 11:58 am

I voted for Carrie after all (although I love Lizzie’s cheekbones lol – how superficial of me, but Carrie’s traits won eventually)!! <3
Whoa, I'm very intrigued about Dax's appearance in gen 4 now!!

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 12:01 pm

Cool! Thank you so much! BTW, if you feel so inclined, you can vote as many times as you like. 😀
I can’t wait for Dax’s return! I hope it all pans out the way I’m thinking. 😀

fluffymao August 26, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Oh wow. Tough vote. Veeeeery tough vote. All the girls have such unique personalities, and I can see wonderful stories coming from each of them. Carrie’s is most likely going to be filled with drama. Marty’s tackling adventuring, which could be very fun. Lissie’s story will have some self-exploration going on. And Susan gets university and body issues. They’re all so different and good! That means I’ll enjoy the story no matter who gets the torch. Now it’s just a matter of picking my favorite. The problem is, whenever I’ve got it narrowed down to two, I see one of the others and think, but she’s got her own flair too! XD
Alrighty, I think I’ll settle this by looks. Susan looks a bit too much like Blue, as much as I love her blue eyes. Marty has an impish little face, which is super cute. Carrie seems to have Blue’s face shape with Matt’s coloring (correct me if I’m wrong). Lissie seemed to get the longest face of the girls with Matt’s coloring and eye shape (?), giving her model-like proportions; very pretty. Hmmm…I might need to vote twice.

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm

LOL I loved following your train of thought! 🙂 And you may vote as often as you like. 🙂
I’m so excited because I can see the story potentials, too. But what’s really cool is that because you wrote all of that out, I can really see the reasoning behind the vote. 😀

socallucyfan August 26, 2017 - 2:17 pm

Going back to Winchester is the right choice (I was secretly worried that they would stay in Monte Vista). And Blue’s decision to go back to the farm really shows how mature she has become. The total opposite of the spoiled little girl that first found her way to the St. Cyr farm.
OMG this heir vote is going to be so hard. You did an amazing job at developing each girl as their own character, with different characteristics and goals in life. I am leaning towards Susan, just because I can relate to her insecurities. But Marty has always been my favorite. But it will be interesting to see how Lissie finds her own path and if she can separate herself from her twin. AAARRRRGGG. This is so hard!!!

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 7:33 pm

Thank you so much! I agree about Winchester. In the end, I think Blue just couldn’t justify moving Matthieu like that. It’s hard to believe she was such an entitled brat before, isn’t it? I think being on the island was very good for her in the end.
Thank you for your kind words about the girls. I hope you were able to settle on one or vote for them all! haha 😛

socallucyfan August 26, 2017 - 9:56 pm

I haven’t voted yet, but I put in a reminder on my phone. So I still have time to decide. 😉

RosemaryMarie August 28, 2017 - 9:31 am

That’s a great idea! 🙂

Marjorie F Watts August 26, 2017 - 3:06 pm

Oh my goodness, the scene with Blue and Matthieu made me sniffle!! They are so wonderful together, and I could just see her face when he offered to stay, and his face when she said they were going home!! You write so well, it’s easy to picture (book, book, book????) As for voting – holy heck, thought I knew who I wanted, and now it’s all up in the air!! I did vote, but may vote again if I change my mind! They would all have potentially wonderful stories. If it could be a male, I would have chosen Laurent – that boy is going places!! That would have only added to my indecisiveness, however! As everyone has said, no matter how the voting turns out, we all know you will make the story wonderful!

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 7:35 pm

Thank you, Marj. Matthieu and Blue really make a great couple. Your words are so kind and encouraging. Perhaps a book someday. lol
Go ahead and vote again! lol I know others probably have. 😀 I can’t wait to see who wins!

Lila Remonn August 26, 2017 - 5:23 pm

Ah, I love Blue so much, she’s grown up incredibly since her bratty teen days! It’s great how straightforward and firm she is with her kids, it made me laugh when she told Carrie she wasn’t going anywhere. And Matt offering to stay in Monte Vista was just <3 Both of them are so thoughtful and caring of each other and their kids.
I am also worried about Carrie's incapability to analyse a boy and see if he's good or not. And Lissie seems like the complete opposite… in fact, all of the possible heirs are quite different, it's pretty hard to choose! But I think Marty will have the most exciting story with her adventurous spirit, so *clicks vote button* I'm not sure though… either way, I know whatever story we will follow, it will be awesome!
Great chapter 🙂

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 7:39 pm

Thank you, Lila! I’m so glad you love Blue. I know it was really difficult to tolerate her when she was a bratty, entitled teen. LOL I think it was that first time she worked with Matt in the garden and he kind of set her straight about a couple things that she really began to think about changing. I love this family and the way they relate to one another. I will miss having them all together during Gen 4 kicks in. 🙂
Thank you for voting! <3 I can't wait to see who wins! 😀

lilsapphire August 26, 2017 - 5:46 pm

So Glad Blue told Carrie about her Prom, but that isn’t going to stop that girl. She is going to find herself in trouble before she can blink her eyes. Was surprised to see Matt in outsider clothes. But, it was nice to see him embrace Blue culture a little bit.
LOL at Charles expression for the movies.
I cast my vote. Won’t say for who, but I do have ulterior motives, so I will say I hope Carrie loses.

RosemaryMarie August 26, 2017 - 7:41 pm

Thank you, Lil. 🙂 I think you’re probably right about Carrie. She is really boy crazy, that one. I think if someone looks her way, off she’ll go.
I thought Charles was so funny about the movies. He was so lonely, though! lol
Thank you for voting! You’ll know in about 2 weeks if Carrie loses. LOL 😛

Violincat August 27, 2017 - 1:26 pm

This was a good compromise to make. The island is their home, yet as for the children, they are free to fly free. I think this’ll work.

RosemaryMarie August 28, 2017 - 9:38 am

Thank you, Violincat. 🙂 I really think this will work, too. It will work out even better if Agathe can reign Laci in! lol 😀

Rosie August 27, 2017 - 2:31 pm

Oh my gosh, it is so hard to choose. I honestly thought I would be for Marty all the way, but after seeing their descriptions and possible story lines, I had to swerve toward Susan! I think Carrie and Lissie would have been interesting, but I feel Susan on such a deep level. I struggled with weight issues for years and I am now finally at a weight I’m satisfied with. Still a few pounds to go, but I’m way happier than I was in high school. So…go Susan!! <3

RosemaryMarie August 28, 2017 - 9:44 am

Congratulations on your success! I think that’s awesome! <3 I think a lot of people have changed who they're voting for. It's been really interesting to see. I can't wait for the final results! Thank you for voting!

loshame August 28, 2017 - 6:30 am

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RosemaryMarie August 28, 2017 - 9:54 am

Thank you so much! 🙂

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RosemaryMarie August 29, 2017 - 10:09 pm

🙂 I did just that!

joliesattic August 29, 2017 - 12:29 am

I think Lizzie of the twins since she comes across somewhat haughty or stuffy would be my choice. She has more room to grow. I guess they all do. It’s a tough choice really. I early on even thought Laurent would be an interesting choice, after all her father was the one who did it before her.

RosemaryMarie August 29, 2017 - 8:56 pm

Thank you so much, Jolie. Honestly, I think Laurent would have been a good choice. It is due to my own shortcomings that he wasn’t on the table, unfortunately. I like Lissie and agree about how she came off to you. She would make a great heir! 😀

MM Simmerific August 30, 2017 - 1:52 pm

I ended up voting for Marty AND Susan. It was too hard to choose. And I’m all caught up! I don’t even know what to say… Hmm… I admire that in a few chapters you developed these four girls so well that you really made it a tough vote, but more than the vote or the fact that Charles got to go see a movie on his own and I’m not quite sure what’s happening to Laurent – he seems to be the wallflower of this bunch – More than all of that, I really appreciate how things developed with Matt and Blue. They really are perfect for each other, because Matt brings out the maturity in Blue and Blue brings out the willingness to change in him. I’m not sure any of this could’ve been achieved if she ended up with Dax or Elliot. 🙂 All in all, how satisfying!

RosemaryMarie August 30, 2017 - 10:07 pm

YAY! I think you voted fabulously! 😀 And you’re caught up!! Woot Woot! That is so awesome! You really did a lot of binge reading there, my friend. 😀
I love so much what you said about Matt and Blue. It’s exactly what I was trying to portray and you put it into words so very beautifully. Thank you for that. <3

dandylion240 August 30, 2017 - 7:53 pm

Ugh why weren’t the boys included in the vote? I’m bummed 😟 I did vote but I think I missed something along the way as to why the boys were excluded.
Anyway that was a good talk Blue had with Carrie. It was something she needed to hear and Blue was the one she needed to hear it from. Lissie needs to just relax. People know she’s not her sister. But I do understand her frustration.

RosemaryMarie August 30, 2017 - 10:19 pm

I am so sorry the boys were not included in the poll. I think it was chapter 3.26 where, in an author’s note, I mentioned it would only be the girls. But you are definitely not the only one who wanted the boys to be included. What it came down to, was that writing Leo was very difficult for me and I didn’t feel up to writing from a male perspective yet. I plan on having male heirs in the future, but due to my own shortcomings, I excluded them this time. I’m sorry for the disappointment this has caused you. <3
I was really thinking Blue should talk to Carrie about what it was like being born the way she was and left on her grandparents door step by her own mother. But I didn't know who would win the poll, so I held off on that part for now.

iamciane September 2, 2017 - 10:16 am

I think Marty’s possible adventure and mapped out path will be interesting, but she was never my choicet. I might be the only reader who really hates drama, and thus, Carrie is my least favorite choice. A boy crazy diva who forgets things? No, I’d have to quit reading your story for sure. I thought I’d love Susan as the only one with those gorgeous eyes and dark hair, but shy and worried about her image are not the drama I would prefer to read about; though I can see her artistic struggle being a way to hide from the world. That leaves Lissie. Not the one I ever would have thought would be my choice, but looking at the traits, those are great choices. I like the eco-mindedness inherited from growing up on the farm, the virtuoso inherited from her grandfather, and the athletic trait that is all her own. Still, the struggle to find her one identity and her phobia about being a twin is more drama. Inner drama, outer drama, a life of adventure, or watching a wall flower unfold her petals… Guess which way I’m going to vote!

RosemaryMarie September 2, 2017 - 12:49 pm

lol Your train of thought is very interesting to me and I appreciate it very much. <3 I am not sure how I could write the story avoiding drama altogether, but I do see where you are going with what you say. Thank you so much for your input. Hopefully, you will like Generation 4. 🙂

twinsimskeletons September 14, 2017 - 3:21 pm

Gosh, all the girls are so stunning, I’m sad that I missed the voting! But I think I’ll be happy whoever wins – they’re all so unique and their stories will be compelling no matter what!

RosemaryMarie September 14, 2017 - 5:16 pm

Thank you so much! I’m so sorry you missed the voting. I’m glad you will be happy with the winner no matter who she is. 🙂 I’m on my week off right now, formulating the story! 😀 😀

eliza rudolf September 24, 2017 - 7:23 am

Well penned ❤

RosemaryMarie September 24, 2017 - 1:33 pm

Thank you so very much. I appreciate your kind words of encouragement. <3

eliza rudolf September 25, 2017 - 1:01 pm

Welcome 😊

Jes2G October 29, 2017 - 5:26 pm

Hmmmmm…I was kinda wishing she would say they could stay lol. Oh well. So much teenage-ness going on lol. And they’re all so dang beautiful!

RosemaryMarie October 30, 2017 - 9:17 pm

Thank you so much. You never know what they’re going to look like. haha

Jes2G October 30, 2017 - 11:19 pm



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