Disclaimer: I do not own TT cause if I did TERRA WOULD HAVE DIED SO MORE HARSHLY!
I'm sad! So many people didn't like the ending... tear. Oh well. Well, I'm taking Shade's idea, that was the end of part one. Yeah, I know, very soap opera-ish, maybe someone will have an affair with a Spanish gardener... lol. OMG! My English is getting baddddddd! Anyway, this is like years later. And I don't know if it's still soap opera-ish, I wrote most of it in FS!
And for the flame, thanks for the info, but she WAS supposed to take her mother's name! I knew that was her mother's name, but I didn't Raven's real name wasn't Raven!
Warning: This could be considered, for some, a chick flick. I'm not sure if it is, but just a warning!
"Mark my words, Garfield, that girl will me mine," Garfield Logan's ex-wife said into the phone.
"That girl is your daughter," Gar responded, but Kelly had already hung up.
Gar leaned back into his chair and sighed.
"Is she being a bitch?" asked Robyn, Gar's fifteen year old daughter. Gar smiled weakly.
"You could say that."
"You have to win Dad. I really don't want to live with her." Gar examined his daughter. She was a beautiful girl, having inherited Gar's green hair and eyes. Her skin, however, was very pale, like her mother. Gar flared up with anger in the very thought of Kelly. He still didn't know why he had married her.
"I hope I do win, Pumpkin." Robyn looked at her father.
"Why did she give me up, anyway?" she asked.
"Well, at the time, I had just given up being a big-time superhero, so she knew she couldn't have won. But now-"
"Now that things have cooled down, she wants me back."
"Why did you marry her?"
"I was very, very sad."
"Yes I know, that's why you divorced her. I was only a baby at the time, and she left you with me. But now the bitch is back, and she wants a little bitchette to go with her. But why were you so sad?"
"I won't trouble you with that."
"No," said Gar firmly, and ruffled his daughter's short hair.
"Hey, what time are the Stones and Graysons coming over?"
"At twelve. The Graysons are bringing Adrian," said Gar slyly. Robyn blushed but acted unconcerned.
"So?" she asked.
"You so like him," said Gar. Robyn turned redder.
"Oh come on, you so do!" Robyn sighed.
"Whatever. What time is it?" Gar grinned.
"11:45." Robyn jumped up.
"What! I have to do homework!" she said, and ran up the stairs.
"Yeah, right!" called Gar up the stairs. He laughed. 'They so like each other.' Gar looked over to the mantle. His smile wiped off slowly. He looked at the object on the mantle and picked it up. He looked at it for a while, and then put it down with a sigh. That part of his life was over. The doorbell rang. Gar got up and opened the door.
"Gar!" a young girl hit Gar on his chest. Gar laughed and picked up the girl. She was a exact copy of her mother, same flaming red hair and green eyes.
"Hey Lily!" exclaimed Gar and kissed the seven year old on her cheek. "What's up?"
"We saw a monkey yesterday!" yelled the small girl.
"You did? At the zoo?" asked Gar.
"Yeah! It was really fun!"
"Hey Gar!" The rest of the family had shown up. Kori walked in. She looked exactly the same. Behind her came her daughter, Lucy. She was thirteen, and also had flaming red hair, but she had her feather's chocolate brown eyes. Behind her came Richard, and then Adrian. He was the eldest, sixteen, and he had his father's hair and his mother's eyes.
"Where's Robyn?" he asked the minute he walked in.
"Upstairs," answered Gar. After a quick hello, Adrian headed up the steps. Gar looked at him go up and shook his heads. He felt a tug on his pant leg, and looked down. Lily was looking up at him, a big smile on her face.
"Guess what?' she asked, all smiles.
"What?" asked Gar, for her benefit.
"Look!' Lily's face screwed up in a mask of concentration, and soon her hand was covered with a red light.
"Wow! That's amazing!" said gar to the small girl. Kori laughed.
"Hey Gar," she said and hugged him. Gar and Richard shook hands.
"She's an early bloomer, right?" asked Gar, meaning Lily.
"Yeah. Adrian could fly at two, but his star bolts were at ten. And Lucy here flew at one, and her star bolts were at nine. Lily flew at one, and she's controlling her star bolts now," said Kori.
"And you? What age could you do this?"
"Well, every full Tamarain can fly the minute they are born, but my sister and I got our star bolts by experiments, remember?"
"Right. So, Richard, what's up?"
"Well, I finally got that promotion!" said Richard, beaming.
"That's wonderful, Mr. Police Captain!" said Gar. Kori kissed her husband on the cheek. Gar noticed that Lucy was still standing there, looking very confused. Remembering how shy the girl was, he kindly asked if she wanted to watch TV. Lucy nodded and ran off, Lily following.
Richard watched the two go off and sighed. "I'm worried about Lucy. She doesn't have any friends, except for Jazlyn, but they don't even go to the same school!"
"Maybe Jazlyn can transfer schools. It'd be good for Lucy. Jazlyn's very outgoing. After all, Lily has helped Eric a lot these past few days," said Kori. She worked as a elementary teacher in the school that Jazlyn's little brother, Eric, and her own daughter went to.
"Yeah, I noticed Eric's a lot nicer now," said Gar.
The doorbell rang.
"Speak of the devils," said Richard, and he opened the door.
There stood the Stone family. Vic came in first, followed by his eldest child, the thirteen year old Jazlyn. Unlike her parents, Jazlyn had blue eyes. Then Karen came in, her eight year old not far behind. Both children had their mother's powers and father's strength. It had taken Vic and Karen longer to have children, since they had to wait until Vic got his surgery to make him human again. Vic had lost his metal parts, but had kept his incredible strength.
"Where's Lucy?" asked Jazlyn.
"Watching TV with Lily," answered Gar. Both Jazlyn and Eric ran for the TV. Gar laughed. "No hello?" he asked the parents.
"Sorry, Gar, they're excited. It's been a while since they've seen each other," answered Karen. She looked around. 'Where's Robyn?"
"Upstairs with Adrian," said Kori. Vic smiled.
"They so have a thing for each other," he said, laughing.
"So, you guys want to help set the table?" asked Gar. "I made a completely vegan meal."
"You still doin' that? Man, when are you gonna figure out that meat is heaven on Earth?" asked Vic.
"Same time you realize that it's actually hell," said Gar, smiling. "Come on, once we set the table, we can eat."
"It's at times like this when I miss Rae," said Vic, without thinking. Gar stiffened. "She could have set the table so quick-"
"Yeah, but I'm sure we can set it fine," said Karen, giving Vic a look. "Come on, let's go." The adults left, but Gar stayed in the room. He picked up the object he had set on the mantle and fingered it.
"Oh Raven," he said quietly. "I wonder where you are now."
Angela Roth sat down to her lunch. He cats mewed for food. Angela fed them quickly, then dug in.
The phone rang. Angela sighed and got up. She picked up the phone and uttered a raspy, "Hello?"
"Angela, baby!" Angela sighed inwardly and sat down. Immediately Shadow, her small black kitten jumped up on her lap. Her other two cats, Pumpkin, an orange cat, and Rosie, a Siamese one, were still eating. "Good news! Your latest book came out with flying colors! I'm gonna hold a contest-" Angela stood up, and Shadow uttered a hurt meow. Angela bent down and pet her kitty, while still talking on the phone.
"Wait, hold up Ronnie. A contest?"
"Yeah, for publicity."
"I have enough publicity."
There was a pause on the other end.
"Angela, baby, don't be like this. We need this. No one likes an author that doesn't do anything with her fans!"
"What about my new book? Isn't that enough?"
"Not really. Shadows of my Mind is good, probable your best so far, but you really need to interact."
"Listen, I really don't want to meet anyone."
"You can't afford to do this. You're a new writer-"
"I've been writing for three years now, Ronnie!"
"Angela, don't be difficult. I know it's hard for you, but don't. Just say yes to this contest. Please."
Angela sighed and switched the phone from one ear to the other.
"Alright. What's this contest?"
"Atta girl, Angie! The contest will probably something like the contestant writes an essay on why they want to meet you. The best one gets to meet their favorite author, or you." Angela sighed.
"Fine. Call me when you find the lucky winner."
"Don't call me-" But Ronnie had hug up. Angela looked at the phone for a moment, then sat back down. Shadow jumped up once more, followed by Pumpkin and Rosie. Angela petted her cats absentmindedly. What had she just agreed to?