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19th Jun 2007, 4:43 PM
I have decided that I don't like it when boolpropped updates this story as then it means we are going to have to wait about a week for the next update! :-(
At least when I found Unborn Dreams it was completed so I could just sit down and read it all the way through... ;-)
Fantastic update yet again BP. :clap:
19th Jun 2007, 4:53 PM
omg omg Cliff hanger!! how dear you leave us in suspence bP thats evil.......great piece of wirting though
19th Jun 2007, 5:44 PM
Ooh, I love this story! And your houses are so awesome, I love looking at the pictures. :)
19th Jun 2007, 6:13 PM
I love this story and your houses are so pretty..
19th Jun 2007, 6:36 PM
Wow. Nice update bP! You really need to consider uploading those houses! They're amazing! :)
19th Jun 2007, 10:01 PM
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments :) Ive considered uploading my houses, but I havent gotten around to it yet. The house in the last picture of Chapter 13 was actually a house I built for a contest prize, so that one will never be updated.
But thanks for following along with the updates everyone! This week is finals week for me, so I havent had too much time to set aside for updating. Hopefully updates wont be a week apart from now on.
19th Jun 2007, 10:23 PM
Good luck with your finals BP, hope they are going well. And don't worry about updating before you finish them, we can wait... I guess ;-)
20th Jun 2007, 9:36 AM
OH MY GOSH! fantastic update bp I loved it! thank you for making us wait on the edge of our chairs :P,And good luck on your finals!
20th Jun 2007, 4:57 PM
Things just seem to be getting worse and worse for Matthew. Good luck on your finals bp!
20th Jun 2007, 7:29 PM
good luck with finals
20th Jun 2007, 11:58 PM
Loved the update, I really can't wait to find a resolution to all of this.
21st Jun 2007, 3:48 AM
Finals are officially over :) Thanks for the comments as well, everyone. I always love reading them. They motivate me to update...
21st Jun 2007, 11:25 AM
ooooooooooo!. can`t wait!.
22nd Jun 2007, 1:47 PM
Can't wait for next update:D
24th Jun 2007, 9:00 AM
Thanks guys. Next update will be today... after I sleep a while.
24th Jun 2007, 9:48 PM
Lauren did not look happy to see the estranged love of her life that night. Matthew was just so lost, he didnt know where to turn. But after walking out of his and Victoria's bedroom just a few hours earlier, he knew he made the right decision to go see Lauren.
Lauren was in her "comfy" clothes, as she was most likely getting her son ready for bed. She walked to the door to let Matthew in.
"What are you doing here?" Lauren asked quietly.
"Can I please come in?" Matthew asked, receiving no answer. "Please, just for a bit. I need someone to talk to."
"I dont know how I can help you, Matthew," Lauren started as the two sat next to each other on her couch. "You just up and disappear for a couple of years and leave me to raise our child alone?! How could you possibly want something from me?"
"I dont want anything from you..." Matthew started, not really knowing what he wanted to say to her. "I mean, I want a place in my son's life, but I dont even know how to do that. Its like three years just passed by without me even knowing it?! That makes no sense!"
"Look Matt," Lauren started, "I dont know what you have been up to or who you have been doing it with, but maybe you need to see a Doctor or something."
"Im NOT crazy, Lauren." Matthew stated harshly.
With that, Matthew stood from the couch and started pacing around the living room. He heard a faint sound coming from behind one of the bedroom doors, and he knew it was his son. Matthew decided to take a quick peek on the little boy... maybe even hold him for a while.
"Can I ... hold him?" Matthew asked Lauren with a lump in his throat.
Lauren simply nodded as she watched Matthew walk into the boy's nursery. Matthew crouched down and scooped up the black-haired toddler into his arms.
Matthew nearly burst into tears as he held the small boy close to his chest. "How could this have happened? I left Lauren knowing I would have a child? This just doesnt seem right." Matthew thought to himself as he kept a strong hold on his son.
"Did you take him away from me?" Matthew blurted out.
"Excuse me?" Lauren asked, her eyes widening.
"You took him from me!" Matthew said as his voice raised to meet the level of his temporarily insanity. "You bitch! You took my own son away from me!"
Lauren reached over and snatched the little boy away from his father's arms. Her jaw set as she stared at Matthew with an icey glare.
"What is wrong with you?" She snapped.
"With me?!" Matthew shouted. "Youre the one who took my own son away from me!"
"Matthew!" Lauren reprimanded.
"Shut up!" Matthew yelled visciously. "We could have been a family! I would have been a good dad! I could have been a good dad, and you took that away from me!"
Matthew was nearly hysterical by now, and Lauren was starting to get nervous. He was acting like a man on the brink of a complete emotional melt-down, and she didnt want anything to happen to her little boy.
"You need to leave," Lauren said as she placed the toddler in his crib.
Matthew opened his mouth to yell again, but Lauren instead grabbed his arm and drug him into the living room, away from the small child.
"You need to leave my house right now," Lauren scolded. "And dont you ever come near my child again."
"Youre taking him away from me again?!" Matthew's insanity continued.
"Listen to me, Matthew. You have better stay away from me and Nathan, or Ill slap you with a restraining order," Lauren said quietly, as to not let her son hear her angry.
The tears started to angrily make their way down Matthew's red face as he tried to take in what his wife ... ex-wife ... was saying to him.
The police were at the door a few seconds later, having been called by a concerned neighbor. The officer asked if she would like the man to be escorted from her home, and she answered 'yes'.
24th Jun 2007, 9:51 PM
Great Chapter! Poor Matthew,I really want to know whats happening. But I don't blame Lauren for getting annoyed at him, because apprently its been three years. And also are those HP's untuck t's and jeans? Well done! :D
24th Jun 2007, 9:53 PM
I'm a new reader, but I have to say, GREAT STORY! I'm really enjoying this one! Great job!
24th Jun 2007, 9:56 PM
Man, I have no sympathy for Matthew at all. Lauren lets him hold the child and then he goes nuts all a sudden. Lauren has said the right things, I would take Nathan (which is an adorable name and boy) and move as far as I could if I was her.
This is the bestest update, and I also love Nathan's nursery :)
24th Jun 2007, 9:58 PM
oh no!...poor Mathew, wow....I wonder how this all started...great story BP..:) I also wanted to add, yeah, he is being an idiot now, lauren has every right to react the way she did, i would!.....lol, sorry had to add that:)
24th Jun 2007, 10:01 PM
I've been reading this story from the beginning, bP, and it's original, clever, and well-written. Awesome job! Oh, yeah, great update, BTW. :)
24th Jun 2007, 10:11 PM
And also are those HP's untuck t's and jeans?
They sure are. I have the whole set of hers and the whole set of fanseelamb's untucked-ness for men.
Nathan (which is an adorable name and boy) ... and I also love Nathan's nursery
Thank you ... and thank you!
Thanks for commenting, everyone. I love comments ;)
24th Jun 2007, 10:18 PM
I thought so, they really suited this great update!
24th Jun 2007, 10:27 PM
Aww... :( Not sure who I feel more sorry for, now. Poor everyone... great update, though! :D
24th Jun 2007, 10:31 PM
oh my god Matts a twit he could have patched things up with lauren but he was a twit and had a go at lauren he us truley stupid
bP this is great so far (even though matt is stupid)
24th Jun 2007, 10:35 PM
Aww...Matthew in jail..Poor Man. Great update! :)
25th Jun 2007, 12:13 AM
Great update! :anime:
25th Jun 2007, 12:21 AM
Oh no! I just hope things look up for Matthew. I wouldn't like a big chunk taken out of my life.
25th Jun 2007, 1:54 AM
poor matt, i could only imagine how frustrated poor matthew is with his life, especially if he has to be without his boy. but i wouldnt have reacted like that.
jail? things just couldnt get worse, i hope things get better for him :)
Great update boolPropped ;)
25th Jun 2007, 3:19 AM
AWSOME UPDATE!!!! I have no idea what is going through his mind to act like that!
25th Jun 2007, 3:25 AM
WOW! Matt went from "Can I hold him?" to "You b*tch!" Lol he got some weird things around him, weird things...
25th Jun 2007, 7:14 PM
Hmmm ... I'm starting to think that a doctor WOULD be a good idea! Oh, Matthew ... you know the saying about assuming!
Actually, I'm thinking that another kind of specialist might be a good idea, too, if Matthew is willing to do it. :) He needs SOME way to try to fill in that gap.
25th Jun 2007, 7:36 PM
Whoa I've missed a lot!
Hey you crazy noodle! Awesome update! I have no idea what's going on in Matthew's head of his, but this is great stuff!
25th Jun 2007, 7:50 PM
I'd feel bad for Matthew now, but that accusation just made me not care about him! :eviltongu
27th Jun 2007, 8:17 PM
Great update! poor mathew though he's losing it...o i mean lost it!:P
29th Jun 2007, 4:54 AM
Matthew grumbled to himself as he wiped the sleep from his eyes and tried to shrug all the knots in his muscles away. He had been forced to stay the night in the tiny jail cell, the guards claiming they had too much paperwork to process before his. Matthew knew they were lying, but he tried not to get too worked up about it.
Finally, a burly guard came to the door of his cell and let him out to make his phone call. Matthew didnt even think as he dialed the somewhat unfamiliar phone number.
"Lauren! Dont hang up..."
"What more do you want, Matthew? Why dont you come over and throw around some more accusations about me and your son!"
"Honey, Im still in jail. Please... I need you to post bail."
"WHAT?! Im the one who got you in there in the first place, and now you want me to bail you out?!"
"Get over yourself, Matthew. And dont call me honey."
Matthew stood in front of the phone, dumbfounded, as he realized that his one and only call was lost to a woman who didnt even care for him anymore. The guard escorted Matthew back into his cell with a rather inconspicuous smirk playing at the corners of his mouth.
About an hour later, an angry female voice boomed through the tiny jail. Matthew ran up to the front of his cell, clasped the cold bars hard and tried to look to the side to see if he was really hearing who he thought he was hearing.
"Victoria!" Matthew yelled, more happy at the possibility of getting out of jail than to see her.
"What the hell are you doing in here, Matthew? You didnt come home last night only to have Sgt. Timmerman call me and tell me that you spent the night in jail? What were you doing to get yourself into jail?" Victoria demanded.
"I went to Lauren's last night..." Matthew started as the guard unlocked his cell door. "I had to talk to her. I had to see my son."
Victoria scowled and let Matthew walk up to her.
"I already told you," Victoria started calmly, "you are not to see Lauren anymore. You are with me now!"
Matthew looked at the frowning woman and narrowed his eyes. A sigh filled the silence before Matthew started to walk past the dark-haired woman.
"Where do you think youre going?" Victoria asked.
"Im going... out."
"Out," Victoria mimicked.
"I just bailed you out of jail, and now you are going 'out'?" Victoria said, her voice steadily raising.
"Yes," Matthew breathed as he brushed past the irate woman.
Matthew's pace was frantic but determined as he rounded the corner. He knew exactly where he was going this time, and he wasnt going to let anyone stop him.
"Have a seat, Mr. Doyle," the low voice instructed him.
Matthew sat down opposite the man and swallowed hard before speaking.
"I have a problem," he finally stated with a shaky voice.
"What is the problem?" the man asked.
"I thought I was losing my mind," Matthew started slowly, "but now I think Im right on track."
"Please enlighten me, Mr. Doyle," the man asked, clearly confused.
"What does your daughter do in her free time?" Matthew asked with a rushed tone.
"Excuse me?" the man questioned.
"I will go insane if you dont answer my questions!" Matthew nearly panicked.
"Listen," the man started out, "I dont presume to know what is going on between you and my daughter, but I dont really see how I fit into all this talk about you losing your mind."
"Sir," Matthew started out calmer this time, "please answer my questions. I love your daughter, sir, and if I dont get some answers... I think I might die." Matthew choked on his last sentence, clearly upset by the whole ordeal.
The older man sighed loudly and looked up at Matthew who was clearly fighting to stay emotionally level.
"My daughter," he started out slowly, "used to spend a lot of time in our library..."
29th Jun 2007, 5:03 AM
HEY! HEY! I think that's Lauren's daddy! Humm, I hope! :D
29th Jun 2007, 5:04 AM
Good update, bP! I think I have an idea of what's going on, but I'm not sure yet...
29th Jun 2007, 5:05 AM
Damn! Someone guessed so quickly! And I thought I was being sneaky...
Oh well, glad you two liked the update :)
29th Jun 2007, 5:08 AM
Great update! I've got an idea, too...
29th Jun 2007, 5:09 AM
Damn! Someone guessed so quickly! And I thought I was being sneaky...
Oh well, glad you two liked the update :)
Lol, sorry :D Maybe no one will read my post :D lol :smash:
...wait you are talking to me right? :duck:
29th Jun 2007, 5:15 AM
Good update as usual BP.
I have an idea too, although I am probably way off the mark.
29th Jun 2007, 5:18 AM
...wait you are talking to me right?
Yes, Im talking to you.
And FeNerd, youre probably right on the mark knowing my luck ;)
29th Jun 2007, 5:19 AM
Yes, Im talking to you.
Lol, I knew that :D, I am very stupid sometimes :anime:
29th Jun 2007, 5:31 AM
How in the world did I miss out on a Bp story? :lol: This is amazing, I love it! Everything...the sims, the houses, the story line...wonderful dahling! ^^
29th Jun 2007, 6:33 AM
What a cliffhanger! I have no idea what happened to Matthew. I'm on the edge of my seat BP!!!
29th Jun 2007, 7:08 AM
Great update :)
29th Jun 2007, 11:36 AM
weeeeeeeeeee. more moreeeeeee!!! ü
29th Jun 2007, 2:19 PM
Loving the story so far, bP!
And that man has a fiiiiine moustache, i must say. *raises eyebrows*
29th Jun 2007, 2:46 PM
Oooh, oooh! Wow! :D Great update, hopefully Matthew's gonna get back on the right track!
30th Jun 2007, 12:17 AM
Thanks for the comments, everyone. Im happy to hear yall still have hope for Matthew ;)
30th Jun 2007, 1:41 AM
Wow, this is a really good story! I hope Matthew finds out what the heck is going on. Keep up the good work bP! :)
30th Jun 2007, 10:12 AM
I loved the update bP, very nice.
I hope this is leading up to some more answers for Matthew and us.
30th Jun 2007, 2:34 PM
YAY........update......and a good one at that........ i loe the way that most of us can relate to the whole alone in the library thing.... great wok so far bP
1st Jul 2007, 2:45 AM
She's a WITCH! i knew it!!! <----------Lying
1st Jul 2007, 4:32 PM
I looove this story, so exciting!!
1st Jul 2007, 4:40 PM
BP, i demand an update right now!!!
*tapping impatiently with foot on the ground*
1st Jul 2007, 5:31 PM
I really like the story, well-written and beautiful pictures but about Matthew? I'm torn about rooting for him or cursing him to the bowels of psychological hell because he caused his own problems so I'll do both : )
I especially like the moral as I see it: don't be an idiot and cheat on your wife or your world will become Hell.
1st Jul 2007, 6:19 PM
Haha. Great update bP. :)
1st Jul 2007, 8:46 PM
don't be an idiot and cheat on your wife or your world will become Hell.
Thanks for reading everyone. And dont worry angel... Im working on an update to be posted soon. Maybe today? I dunno.
2nd Jul 2007, 10:25 AM
Lol I Loved It More More More More More!
2nd Jul 2007, 12:59 PM
Thanks for reading everyone. And dont worry angel... Im working on an update to be posted soon. Maybe today? I dunno.
Don't worry ;) I can wait!
3rd Jul 2007, 10:28 PM
Ok I loose internet for a while and then there are tons of awesome updates. Seriously BP you need read my stories and tell me what I need to do to get more like you. I love this story I love all your stories your my inspiration. LOL I'm your groupie!!
5th Jul 2007, 10:02 PM
:popcorn: for BP in the hopes she might update soon!
If there are any other bribes that will help please tell me and I will happily oblige!
5th Jul 2007, 10:05 PM
Okay now I really really REALLY need an update, so please update because it is brilliant :D
8th Jul 2007, 7:42 PM
Hey guys, sorry its taken so long to update this time. Ive had to deal with some things in my offline life that, of course, take precedent over this story. But dont worry, I have about half the pictures taken for the next update. So as soon as I can make it home to my computer, Ill get the rest taken and update this story :)
Thanks for your patience and comments in the meantime!
8th Jul 2007, 7:49 PM
yay..... an update is coming..... this is great and i can't wait tilll you can post said update
8th Jul 2007, 8:17 PM
Take your time, we're not planning on going anyplace. XD
8th Jul 2007, 8:18 PM
*takes a seat*
dont worry boolPropped. we'll still be here when you've finished it lol
take your time
13th Jul 2007, 10:25 AM
Thanks for your patience, everyone. I think Ill have enough free time in the next day or two to get the next update up. Hang with me here!
13th Jul 2007, 10:45 AM
Oh I am waiting bP. Patiently. Great story! Just wonderful...
Hey Nikki hand me some pop corn. Pwease... :D
13th Jul 2007, 6:42 PM
It will be great BP, take your time!
13th Jul 2007, 6:50 PM
oooh, I just got excited. I saw this thread was bumped and thought there had been an update.
Oh well, I can wait... I guess ;-)
Just kidding BP. Take your time, we will all still be about when you get done.
14th Jul 2007, 3:03 AM
Hmmm....it seems like my theory from about ten pages ago may just be true:einstein. lol:P anyway
*finds a stick long enough to poke boolpropped from where Im currently sitting* lol:P.
I am officially the owner of the worlds longest poking stick.http://i17.tinypic.com/4mvc079.gif. Sweeet.
14th Jul 2007, 5:23 AM
Matthew's meeting with the rich, southern man was more than enlightening. With a vengeance, Matthew stormed from the man's house and looked towards the sky as the warm, evening sunlight fell across his face. Maybe it was because Matthew finally pieced everything together, but for some reason or another the sun seemed to shine a little brighter, even though it was nearly dusk.
Madam Celeste's shop seemed darker and had a musty smell - something that Matthew hadnt noticed before. He sat down with an audible "plop" and raised fatigued eyes towards the elderly woman.
"I know," Matthew said quietly.
Madam Celeste simply returned his gaze and waited for the tired young man to continue.
"I know what happened," Matthew stated. "It's really... unbelievable, but I know what happened and I know how to fix it." He finished, with a gleam of insanity in his eye.
"I wish you well," Madam Celeste stated quietly and bid him a good night.
Matthew smiled as he stood and left the shop, knowing he would never again need to ask the old lady for her advice. The crispy autumn leaves covering the sidewalk downtown crunched under Matthew's shoes as he walked away from the shops.
The sun was setting, and he made his way to the nearest pay phone to call a taxi. He was going home.
The ride home was quiet, and Matthew kindly thanked the taxi driver for allowing him to make a quick stop on the way home. He bid the driver a good night and made his way towards his home. The wooden steps creaked under the weight of Matthew's steady steps as he ascended into the foyer.
Matthew's heartbeat was surprisingly calm as he walked the quickest path to his and Victoria's bedroom. He could smell her perfume in the hallway as he rounded the last corner and gripped the bedroom doorknob. With a smooth push, Matthew opened the door and looked into his lover's eyes. They were cold, guilty and fearful.
"Matthew, dont..." Victoria breathed as she saw her lover standing motionless in the doorway.
Matthew lost all sense of hearing the moment before he pulled the trigger. His hand jolted back, his eyes fluttered, and the only thing Matthew could hear was the sound of his own heart beating in his ears as he looked down at Victoria who was lying on their bedroom floor. Motionless.
14th Jul 2007, 5:30 AM
oh no....bad Mathew, this may end up causing him more trouble!..great update BP...great shots as well:D....I do beleive things won't get better for him anytime soon....
14th Jul 2007, 10:21 AM
Oh no how stupid of Matthew, hes just land himself in more trouble. Great update! :D
14th Jul 2007, 10:38 AM
beh!!! did i mis something ... :omg: OMG matthew what did you do?
he just seems to be digging himself a deeper hole. *shakes head*
Awesome update bP :banana: hope you update soon ... you keep us hanging on!
14th Jul 2007, 11:58 AM
Baaang!!. :> Ayt ayt. Love it! =)
14th Jul 2007, 1:08 PM
DID. NOT. SEE. THAT. COMING.
loved the update, though.
14th Jul 2007, 4:36 PM
ECKKK! Now that b*tch can go to hell (did I just curse? :D)! Buuut this might get him in very big trouble but he has a plan doesn't he, a very big plan...
14th Jul 2007, 6:44 PM
OMG! He killed her? I totally didn't see that coming! That Matthew is hiding more from us than I thought.
You keep coming up with all these amazing twists, I wonder what's coming next? Can't wait for the next update! :D
14th Jul 2007, 6:51 PM
OMJ!!! I totally wasn't expecting that!
14th Jul 2007, 7:18 PM
Wow...I don't even know what to say! Good update, but I didn't think Matthew was that messed up.
14th Jul 2007, 7:20 PM
Wow. That was unexpected!
14th Jul 2007, 9:29 PM
Oh my...a killer I would have never thought...even as crackers as he was. hehe. Great update loved it! ^^
14th Jul 2007, 11:18 PM
NOOO.... matthew killing her doesn't solve anything it makes you a murder...bP matthew is an idiot, i hope you tell him that, if he wanted to fix things he'd appoligise to lauren and tell her that she loves her and NOT shout at her... silly sims no logic at all(unless they play chess)
14th Jul 2007, 11:51 PM
Im glad to see that I got the reaction I was hoping for! Thanks for reading everyone :)
15th Jul 2007, 3:57 AM
Didn't see that one coming. Nicely done. :)
15th Jul 2007, 6:19 AM
Gah. Matthew no! Now he's muddled things up, hasn't he.
Time to play the Psycho music.
16th Jul 2007, 4:34 AM
Wow! I wonder what she did to make him want to kill her. Great chapter, bP!
17th Jul 2007, 12:19 AM
Ohh BP! I deffinatly was not suspecting that to happen...
17th Jul 2007, 12:58 AM
I think we have a new name for Matthew. Mr. Pyscho LOL.
17th Jul 2007, 1:22 PM
I didn't see that one coming! :blink:
Great update BP!
17th Jul 2007, 9:29 PM
Eeek! That was totally unexpectable! Awesome update! :)
19th Jul 2007, 4:30 AM
Thank you for reading, everyone :D
19th Jul 2007, 9:04 PM
what did that fix?!?!? :blink: lol, i hope it works, if not, he's going to be even more miserable than before! Great Update! Can't wait to see what happens next! :jig:
19th Jul 2007, 10:49 PM
Oh for goodness...What the?...I...Um...
Ok, you've rendered me speechless. And that is an amazing feat. Great story!
19th Jul 2007, 10:53 PM
Luv this story...Matthew..NOOOOO!
20th Jul 2007, 8:31 PM
Wow! :omg: I'm gone for a week, and... Wow! Did not see that one coming. Great update.
21st Jul 2007, 12:43 AM
I am really looking foward to an update! :D
21st Jul 2007, 6:22 PM
Ah! I just found this story! Eeeek, I'm hooked! I so NEED to know what's going on! Update soon, please!!! :D
21st Jul 2007, 8:19 PM
Thanks for reading everyone. Next update will be tomorrow :)
22nd Jul 2007, 2:44 PM
I've been reading.. this story is insane, but I love it.. :)
23rd Jul 2007, 1:28 AM
Matthew had shot Victoria.
His apparent second wife, the woman he chose to love and break up his marriage to his one, true love, Victoria had been shot by the man she pledged her love to. Matthew felt more relief than anything as he saw her lying on the floor; the end almost near.
He took her still body in his arms and gently placed her on the bed. The dark-haired woman's eyes fluttered open, and she winced in pain as she brought her hands over the wound in her lower abdomen. Matthew watched her intently as he pulled up a chair and placed it down by Victoria's feet.
"Why..." Victoria started to ask.
"I went to see your father," Matthew interrupted quietly.
Victoria's eyes snapped over towards Matthew, evident fear brimming behind her stare. She tried to speak but failed before Matthew started up again.
"He told me everything," Matthew started his story of his visit with the young woman's wealthy father.
"My daughter used to spend a lot of time in our library," Mr. Bloom started out. "She researched. All day and all night, she researched."
Matthew sat intently as his former business associate explained everything that Victoria had ever been interested in - mainly her fascination with the 'other side' and all things unseen. Things slowly started to fall into place the more Mr. Bloom told his story.
"She met with her spiritual adviser about twice a week," Mr. Bloom said. "She would tell my daughter the most insane things. Unfortunately Victoria is one of the most stubborn and gullible people I know, and the combination didnt work for her."
"What kind of things did this adviser tell her?" Matthew asked.
"Oh you know," the wealthy man started, "that she would have good fortune in three years time, she could get anything she wanted with the right concentration... All fluff."
"I told her time and time again that she could get into serious trouble if she kept listening to this woman," Mr. Bloom raised his voice, clearly upset.
"But she didnt listen?" Matthew asked, already knowing the answer.
"She didnt listen," the older man said quietly. "She saw your picture in the paper. She told me that you were the most handsome man she had ever seen in her life, and she knew that she could claim you for herself."
"How did she manage to coerce me into marrying her? And what happened to the last three years of my life?!" Matthew asked, panicked.
"Im afraid I dont know the answer to that, Mr. Doyle," he answered.
"Then Im afraid Im going to have to make a visit to this adviser of hers," Matthew said as he nearly ran from Mr. Bloom's office.
23rd Jul 2007, 3:06 AM
:wow If Matthew is bad enough to shoot someone, then I wouldn't want to be near him, period.
He better stay away from his X-wife and son
Good update though :D
23rd Jul 2007, 3:42 AM
Whoa... I think I'm more confused than before! Great update, anyway, and I'm already looking forward to the next one. :)
23rd Jul 2007, 6:25 AM
hmm, now I am confused....it has to be pretty bad to actually kill someone...I think.....great, confusing update bP:)
23rd Jul 2007, 2:54 PM
Dang, he felt relieved seeing her body on the floor! lol, Great update bP!
23rd Jul 2007, 5:27 PM
ooooohhhhh, mysterious, great chapter
23rd Jul 2007, 6:21 PM
Gosh, Victoria is just, ugh acting like b*tch :handbag:
23rd Jul 2007, 8:30 PM
Another brilliant update! Great job :)
23rd Jul 2007, 11:06 PM
Oh God! Spiritual advisor?!? That surely doesn't sound healthy. I wonder what she did to him that made him forget the last three years.
Great chapter tho, I love that you did the flashback shots in black/white. :)
24th Jul 2007, 2:14 AM
Wow, this advisor seems to be the one that really corrupted Matthew's life to be honest, three years of one's life is a HUGE chunk to be missing, he might of well been thrown in jail, in the end that's what it equates too in my opinion, three years of possible nothingness (I am sure there will be some answers in that time space hopefully).
24th Jul 2007, 6:01 AM
For some reason I thought this was the ending, I was going to say, oh god, bad ending. Anyways, good job. =]
25th Jul 2007, 4:21 AM
An ending now would just be silly :p Thanks for reading everyone.
25th Jul 2007, 4:30 AM
But the story is not near to ending is it?
25th Jul 2007, 9:41 PM
But the story is not near to ending is it?
Yes, sadly it is near the end.
25th Jul 2007, 9:48 PM
when can we have an update? this story is soooo good!
25th Jul 2007, 9:57 PM
Yes, sadly it is near the end.
Aww.. That's really sad. This is such a great story! I hope the next chapter will be a happy one.. :)
26th Jul 2007, 1:49 PM
Yes, sadly it is near the end.
:blink: :blink: :blink: :jaw:
This story is brilliant, please say there is at least another 5 - 10 chapters?
26th Jul 2007, 10:20 PM
Well Im not going to give the number of chapters left, but it is nearing the end. It cant go on forever :p
26th Jul 2007, 10:27 PM
Wooo...spooky! Lovely update bP! :D
27th Jul 2007, 1:20 AM
It cant go on forever :p
Hmmm, well as long as the last chapters are as good as all the others. :)
And maybe a sequel (hint,hint) ;)
27th Jul 2007, 1:35 AM
Well they live happily ever after? lol, or well it be sadish? :D :D :D
27th Jul 2007, 3:35 AM
OMG! i love this story. This is probably the best story on here! =] Can't wait for an update.
28th Jul 2007, 7:49 AM
After speaking with Victoria's father and learning about her "spiritual adviser," Matthew decided that it was time to give her a visit himself and figure out just what the hell Victoria had done to him.
Matthew sat down with her in the dingy, dirty room downtown.
"I was very close with Victoria and taught her many, powerful things," the adviser told Matthew. "She was told to use them for good, but she was blinded by her own greed."
"Well obviously!" Matthew blurted out. "I lost three years of my life! How do you explain that?!" He shouted at the woman.
The spiritual adviser fell silent and slowly closed her eyes, as if completely and utterly disappointed in what she had just learned about Victoria.
"Victoria told me of the business partnership her father and you made together shortly before your picture was included in an article about you featured in the local paper," the adviser started to tell Matthew. "She said that you were the most beautiful man she had ever seen in all her years. And she told me that you were the man with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life."
"I was married though," Matthew interrupted. "I mean, we were having some problems, but they were all my fault ... and it didnt mean that you should have let Victoria put some spell on me!"
"I advised her against it. I knew you were married as I know many things about many people," the adviser told him. "I also knew that your wife was with child and that neither of you knew."
Matthew's anger quickly turned into raw emotion as tears threatened to spill down his cheeks as he thought about his son. There was a long pause before the adviser spoke up again.
"Victoria spoke with Lauren the day you left."
Matthew's head shot up and he looked the woman straight in the eyes.
"What? ... What did she tell her?" Matthew asked. "WHAT DID SHE TELL HER?!" He shouted in anger after waiting too long for an answer.
"She told her that you were having an affair with her."
"But I hadnt even met her yet!" Matthew said, confused.
"Victoria wanted to try and break up your marriage before she turned to the love spell for her last resort," the woman told Matthew. "A couple days later, Victoria used my knowledge of your wife's pregnancy to turn her against you. She told Lauren to test you and tell you that she was pregnant with your baby. And she told Lauren that you would walk out on her once you knew about the baby."
"I would have never..."
"Victoria was desperate," the woman interjected. "I have never seen anything like it before. She was so desperate to have you for herself."
Matthew dropped his head in his hands and listened as the rest of the story played out.
"By the time you came home the evening Lauren was going to "test" you, Victoria had already started her spell. So before Lauren could even tell you about her pregnancy, you were already walking away under the control of the spell Victoria was working out across town."
"The spells over love are the most dangerous and powerful spells in existence, and there are very serious effects on some parties if they are not carried out correctly," the adviser told Matthew.
"Thats how I lost three years of my life, isnt it?" Matthew stated more than asked.
"Victoria made the smallest mistake, but it caused a dramatic problem for you and your timeline," the woman told him. "No one else was effected by it but you."
"And thats why the next thing I remembered was walking into my front yard... three years later. That explains the family and the changes made to the house," Matthew filled in.
Matthew's heart was sinking, but he stood up wearily from the creaking chair and tried to focus on his next move.
"S-so you ... decided to ... kill me?" Victoria stuttered out, struggling for air.
Matthew stared at her for a moment, almost as if he was in a trance. He blinked once, regained his focus and spoke quietly.
Victoria tried to look Matthew in the eye, but her breath was becoming shallow and it was getting more difficult to keep her eyes open with each passing second. Her eyes drooped and opened slowly once more before her hands went still before one slid off her stomach and onto the bed next to her side.
Matthew's expression almost turned into a smug smile as he felt the weight of the world lifting off his shoulders and his mind regaining just the slightest bit of clarity.
28th Jul 2007, 7:56 AM
A good refresher for an update. I really enjoyed this new update bP!
28th Jul 2007, 9:23 AM
Yeah, I enjoyed this, as well. :D Great job.
28th Jul 2007, 9:55 AM
great storylines ... damn i cannot predict the future ... i had something else in mind, but who would have thought it was a crazy love spell??? great ideas and such a fantastic update once again bP! :D:D:D
28th Jul 2007, 10:07 AM
Thanks for commenting Joe, savemykissesx and joanne. I had a lot of fun with this chapter.
28th Jul 2007, 10:44 AM
It looks like finally Matthew may finally be able to be with Lauren again, however I don't think it will be as easy as it sounds, Lauren will probably think he is insane for suggesting such that he was under Victoria's spell and probably assume it for love thus believing in Victoria's word that he was having an affair, Matthew has to really deal with this problem carefully :hmm:
28th Jul 2007, 11:26 AM
:D! Awesome update great writing and great pictures, but also great idea. :)
28th Jul 2007, 7:00 PM
Great update BP...love your pics:)
28th Jul 2007, 7:44 PM
oh yay update...... i can't believe victoria did that she was evil i hate her, lauren and matthew were perfect for each other (if matthew would listen to lauren lol), ug i hate victoria
28th Jul 2007, 8:36 PM
Yay, so now we know what happened! So was killing her the way to make things right again?
29th Jul 2007, 1:27 AM
Great update! I can't believe he actually killed Victoria. I though it was a trick or something, or, I don't know, shooting the evilness out of her. :lol:
I love how you've used flashbacks in this story. It's really cool, and unique too. :)
29th Jul 2007, 7:07 AM
So creepy! Great story -- very original!
29th Jul 2007, 10:30 PM
Wauw! Amazing chapter bP! This update totally made my day and I wanted to say thank you for that, I really needed a cheer-up! :)
Anyway. I love your story. You really have a flair for writing and your pics are amazing. I like how they're done in black/white! Can't wait for the next update!
30th Jul 2007, 2:08 AM
Thanks for the lovely compliments, Pernille. Youre too sweet :D
And thank you to everyone else who has taken the time to read and comment on my story. Im proud of this one, and I really love to see who my audience is and what they think of it.
30th Jul 2007, 2:58 AM
I was looking at one of your finished storys Bp and in this one I have noticed how much your pictures have come on, and how they look so realistic. I really look forward to next update. :)
30th Jul 2007, 3:00 AM
Yes, I saw Chapter 18! I actually started reading this a few days ago and I couldn't stop!
It's really awesome and I'm glad Ch.18 is here! I'm a little sad that it's almost the end though. :(
30th Jul 2007, 12:51 PM
Great update bp!
3rd Aug 2007, 6:15 AM
WHOA! but how is he going to get his life back?!?!? Great update! XD
5th Aug 2007, 2:34 AM
There was silence. Matthew blinked. His eyes tried to focus on the images before him as his eyelids batted away the blur. There wasnt a single sound that reached Matthew's ears as he innocently surveyed his surroundings. His desk, his phone, his walls, his couch, his college diploma, his silk tree, his office door.
Matthew's heart jumped as he jolted up from his office chair, sending it crashing into the wall behind him. He reached around his desk to propel him from behind it and ran towards his office door. He ran outside into the warm summer air and took a deep breath of the wind as it danced across his face and wisped through his hair.
His breath held strong in his lungs as he lunged forward, starting his short run home. His feet carried him over sidewalks, across streets and through thick, green grass as he neared his destination. The feel of relief almost knocked him off his feet when he saw his home, complete with weathered yellow siding and handcrafted oak windows; and his wife stood in the front yard.
Matthew slowed his pace and walked towards Lauren with fervor and confidence, knowing and hoping he knew the next words out of her mouth.
"I'm pregnant, Matthew."
His heart soared! A smile threatened to break free from his face as it grew from ear-to-ear. Before she knew what happened, Matthew had scooped Lauren up and held her close to him as he laughed and cried at what had just graced his ears.
Matthew set Lauren down and took a step closer to her, closing their small distance. His hand raised to meet the soft skin of her cheek, and Matthew looked into his wife's eyes as he let his thumb slowly trace her cheekbone.
His lips parted slightly as if he were about to speak, but instead he let out a soft breath. He bore into Lauren's eyes as his thumb made its way down her face, brushing lightly against her lips. He smiled slightly before leaning in and kissing her, pouring all his heart into her and that very kiss.
Lauren was overwhelmed and overjoyed that Matthew was as thrilled as she was to hear the news about the baby. She molded her body against his as she brought him in for a hug, not quite sure why she was clinging to him so tightly. But it just felt right.
Matthew quickly settled back into the life he had missed so dearly, and he offered to cook Lauren a special meal after he rid himself of his work attire. Lauren cheerfully accepted and took to her reading as Matthew bustled around the kitchen. Lauren caught his eye as she turned the page of her newest romance novel, and Matthew stopped his ministrations, captivated by something.
She was barely moving, only the rise and fall of her chest and the flicker of her eyes across the page were the only indications of her being awake. There was a peaceful look in her eyes as they flowed across each line of text, from one end of the page to the other.
Matthew's head tilted to the side as he concentrated even more on the beautiful woman in front of him. Suddenly, Lauren's head flew back and she let out a loud giggle after reading something that she found particularly amusing. Matthew found himself smiling brightly at the young woman's reaction.
Lauren brought her head back and caught Matthew smiling at her. She smiled and her eyes twinkled as she set her book aside and rose to her feet. She walked up to Matthew quietly and whispered in his ear.
"You look like a fool in love."
-Three Years Later-
Nathan was two years old now, and the family had never been closer. Lauren was thriving as a stay-at-home mother, and she loved every moment of it. Matthew got his name in the company logo, and he was busier than ever. However this time, Matthew didnt let his work come between him and his family.
Matthew loved spending time with his wife, whether it be taking a walk in the park with her and Nathan, meeting for lunch or smooching right there in the kitchen.
New adventures were afoot, and the young couple were about to be parents again. This time, to a baby girl.
When the baby finally arrived, Matthew thought his heart would explode with love. But it simply swelled twice its size and remained the constant reminder of what the most important thing on earth is.
5th Aug 2007, 2:37 AM
Good ending. :)
5th Aug 2007, 2:46 AM
great ending BP:)...Very well thought out and played....*BRAVO*....
5th Aug 2007, 4:07 AM
This story is by far, one of the best stories I have ever read in my life. And believe me, I've read a lot of stories. You had me drawn from the beginning. I loved this story so much, and I'm sad that it ended. But I'm also glad of how it ended.
All in all, this story was amazing.
5th Aug 2007, 4:15 AM
such a nice ending im glad everything ended up happy! .... i never anticipated it would end so soon because it was a great to read. but on a good note : i think you did a fantastic job. your houses and characters were well created and the story line was very interesting and made it appealing to read til the very end :bow:
5th Aug 2007, 4:23 AM
Aww! Wonderful ending. :) Everything turned out just perfectly. :)
5th Aug 2007, 4:59 AM
Thanks for reading, everyone. And thank you, *Amanda* and joanne, for the lovely compliments!
5th Aug 2007, 5:04 AM
Hey! You forgot me! This story has been really amazing to read! You and other users are such an inspiration to make stories! And what an ending! Thanks for posting this story bP! And I hope to see more by you.
5th Aug 2007, 5:17 AM
Great ending and great story, bP! I really loved it.
5th Aug 2007, 5:59 AM
This was such a awesome story, I loved it! Great job, bP!
5th Aug 2007, 6:48 AM
I'm sad to see the end of the story but it was such a great ending and a wonderful story to read. I hope to there will be another story by Bp to read one day.
5th Aug 2007, 6:53 AM
Oooooh! Yay! I loves a happy ending!
5th Aug 2007, 1:38 PM
so it was alll a dream... killing victoria, but i am glad it worked out and they had a happy baby boy and a happy family, great story bP i love your writing and i hope you do another story soon
5th Aug 2007, 9:36 PM
That's so sweet...I love a happy ending.
5th Aug 2007, 10:28 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww i love happy endings!:)
Great story bp!
5th Aug 2007, 10:33 PM
so it was alll a dream... killing victoria
No no, it wasnt a dream! Victoria had to disappear (die) in order for the "spell" to disengage and bring him back to his life before Victoria had carried out the spell. Taking her out of his life was the only thing that could give Matthew his old life back. Get it?
Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment everyone :p
5th Aug 2007, 10:58 PM
Oh I understand now. A very clever twist. Maybe a sequel in the future, as this was great.
5th Aug 2007, 11:03 PM
Aw bP :lovestruc I'm so happy for him! and a little girl! ... i almost cried! but don't tell anyone! I do have one question however... what happened to Victoria? I know what happened to her... but time went back, or he woke up, but I'm curious as to what happened to her :)
6th Aug 2007, 2:19 AM
great ending! i loved your story.
6th Aug 2007, 3:15 AM
Yeah! I loved your story boolPropped! I just found it yesterday, and I finished it just now. Maybe a sequel?
6th Aug 2007, 3:56 AM
I do have one question however... what happened to Victoria?
When Victoria died in the second life Matthew was in, he was thrown back into his real life because the spell was broken when she died. So back in his real life, since Victoria died in the second life, it was like she was never there in the first place (ie his first life). She does not exist in his life anymore since she died in her second life (ie the one controlled by the spell).
BTW no sequel! Im not a fan of sequels, and this story will definitely not have one :p
6th Aug 2007, 4:41 AM
I really enjoyed this story, it wasn't to long and it wasn't to short but just enjoyable. I like how it ended. As for Victoria, she can go show the Devil what living in hell would really be like lol.
Thanks again for sharing this story with us. Hope you shake us up with another.
6th Aug 2007, 9:10 AM
Great story, bP, I loved how everything tied together and I'm glad Matthew was able to start fresh with his wife! Can't wait until your next story :).
8th Aug 2007, 1:49 AM
that was great! great ending :) thank you
8th Aug 2007, 3:11 PM
Aaaw, so sweet! I loved the ending! Made me smile. :)
8th Aug 2007, 6:07 PM
Awesome story. I have been reading this from the first chapter but for some reason never commented it before.
First of all... I loved the storyline. It was something new and original. Not some regular romance story which pretty much are all the same with same storylines and such. This was confusing at times but that's only a good thing because it makes me want to read more.
Characters were good too. Matthew was very real, not just one of those perfect pretty boys.
I also don't find anything bad to say about pictures. They were beautiful and in high quality.
9th Aug 2007, 1:13 AM
Thank you, Thrior, for the lovely compliments. Its posts like yours that really makes me want to continue writing stories. Thank you to every one else who took the time to read and comment on my story; I will appreciate it always.
9th Aug 2007, 2:50 AM
Will you be doing another story?
9th Aug 2007, 3:42 AM
I just read the story.
I loved it!
The twists of it reminded me of Vanilla Sky, for some reason.
I REALLY hope you do another one!
9th Aug 2007, 5:22 AM
Will you be doing another story?
Eventually, yes :)
11th Aug 2007, 6:24 AM
Lovely story. Great job!
11th Aug 2007, 10:24 PM
Oh, what a lovely ending bP! :) It really made me smile and gave me one of those fuzzy feelings inside! I'm really glad that all ended good for Matthew and Lauren after all that they've been through. And their kiddies are just adorable.. :P
I really hope you'll do another story some time! You're my favourite story writer in here.. :D
12th Aug 2007, 12:14 AM
I feel sad this story ended. :)
It was a great story, and thank you for writing it!
12th Aug 2007, 8:07 AM
What a sweet ending BP, congrats on such a well crafted story :)
12th Aug 2007, 12:04 PM
Ive been following this story since you started it !
I love the ending, how sweet
12th Aug 2007, 12:09 PM
Great ending, I'm glad it worked out for them.
So, when the next story??
13th Aug 2007, 12:38 AM
I really hope you'll do another story some time! You're my favourite story writer in here..
Wow, that means a lot! Thanks so much for the kind words, and thanks for following along with the story.
So, when the next story??
I usually take a couple months break between stories, and Im guessing that will be the same case here. Plus Im going to be taking 22 credits this coming term, so my free time will be limited :p
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