Generation 3: Prologue

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Growing up I spent a lot of time in the lobby of HQ. My parents were the leaders of F.R.O., an organization whose main goal is to break away from the scientists, and restore our family back into power.

Our organization was important. The scientists let us live normal lives in the Valley, but no one could leave and no one could enter. It was like we were trapped in a bubble. Not a lot of people cared, they had food, shelter, a job and friends. They didn’t want to escape the scientists and become our own leaders. They were cowards, they didn’t want to fight for something important.

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I was thankful that my family wasn’t like that. I was glad that we were willing to fight for our freedom.

Speaking of my family, after the twins were born, we didn’t spend as much time at HQ as we used to. My parents had their hands full with them, but that didn’t mean they put F.R.O. on hold. They still took us there once a week even though getting the twins dressed and ready took up the majority of our mornings.

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I wasn’t very close with my little sisters. Sure, I helped take care of them whenever my parents asked, but that didn’t mean we were besties. They liked to keep to each other, they had a special bond that I didn’t share with them. I was a little disappointed, it would’ve been nice to be close with them, but if they didn’t want that then I wasn’t going to force it.

The only times we actually played together was at HQ. The only toy there was the block table, our only choices were play with that or be bored. So the three of us would build towers and stuff while we waited for their meetings to end.

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I didn’t mind not being close to Iris and Ivy, I never really connected with them like I did with my cousin, Venus. Venus lived across the street from us our whole lives, and she was at our house practically every day. She and I looked more like sisters than my sisters and I did.

Venus was an only child until very recently, when Aunt Fern gave birth to a little boy named Periwinkle. He was adorable, but he bugged the crap out of Venus. She was used to all of her parents attention, and when the new baby came she got angry and started staying at our place more and more. Not that we minded. I loved having her around.

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When I got to high school, Venus introduced me to her group of friends. The group consisted of two guys, Venus’s boyfriend Sage Ziegler and his best friend Ash Shorter. The two of them were the best of friends, besides the fact they had complete opposite personalities. Sage was loud and rambunctious. He’d do anything to get a laugh and was pretty attention seeking. Ash on the other hand was quiet, he rarely ever talked to anyone besides Sage.

I was really glad I had my cousin. School was hard for me, I was the only mixed occult in existence so I got teased a lot. I didn’t really care, It just screwed with my ability to make friends. No one wanted to hang out with the Mutt, that’s their affectionate nick-name for me. If it weren’t for Venus, I’d probably be completely alone at school.

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The four of us usually hung out after school too. The Moonlight Arcade was our usual hang out spot. It was awesome, it had bowling lanes, a bunch of arcade games, a dance floor, a dj table, and a computer room. It was the perfect place to spend our nights and weekends.

Right now, Venus and I were waiting for the boys to finish their basketball shooting game. They were in a fierce competition, neither of them wanting to lose to the other.

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“So when do they usually finish?” I asked Venus. They’d been playing for a while now, and I wanted to start bowling.

“They’ll finish soon. From what I can see, it looks like Ash is winning.” She laughed, leaning back in her chair to get a better look at their scores.

“Who usually wins?”

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“Ash. He’s pretty athletic, you can’t tell from looking at him though. He’s pretty scrawny.”

“He’s not that scrawny.” I said, leaning over to get a better look.

“Checking him out, are we?” She giggled, making me blush. I hated blushing.

“No, I was just seeing if he was scrawny or not.”

“Oh come on. He’s cute, you can’t deny that.” She wiggled her eyebrows and laughed again.

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“I mean, I guess.”

“You should ask him out.”

“You just want someone to double date with.” I sighed.

“Yea, but I think you guys would make a great couple. He’s pretty chill and you’re a total whack job, I think you’ll balance each other out perfectly.”

“You suck.” I laughed, and kicked her shin under the table.

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“But seriously, I barely even know him. He barely ever talks to me. Why would I ask out a guy I barely know?”

“Then get to know him! You guys can bowl together tonight instead of you and me.”

“Alright, fine.” Honestly, I was pretty nervous. I’ve only been bowling a few times, and I wasn’t that great at it. I was afraid I’d make a fool out of myself in front of Ash.

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“Hey Babe, wrap it up. You and I are bowling together.” Venus called out to Sage. The boys immediately stopped their game. I had a feeling they were both afraid of Venus. She was pretty demanding, and when she didn’t get what she wanted she got angry. Like throwing things and screaming angry. I bet they’d experienced that before, and didn’t want it to happen again.

“Don’t you usually bowl with Jazz?” He asked. Ever since I started high school, I started going by Jazz instead of Jazzy. Jazzy seemed like such a little girls name, and I didn’t want to feel like a little girl anymore. And besides, Jazz sounds pretty badass.

“I do, but I wanna bowl with you tonight.” She smiled and batted her eyelashes. He shrugged at Ash and walked with Venus over to a lane.

I stood up and took the lane next to them. “Care to join me?” I asked Ash, and he smirked.

“I don’t see why not.”

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I confidently strode over and grabbed a bowling ball. I positioned myself and swung my arm back.

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When I swung my arm forward again, my fingers got stuck in the bowling ball. The force of my swing sent me flying forward. I hit the ground with a loud thud.

“Smooth.” Ash chuckled.

“Ha-ha.” I scoffed. I could feel my face start to heat up again. What was with all the damn blushing today? “I’d like to see you do better.” I challenged him.

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I pulled myself off the ground and took a step back. He approached the ball return and picked up the bowling ball. I watched him take a step back and get ready to swing.

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He too got his fingers stuck in the ball, sending him to the floor in a fashion that almost mirrored mine.

“Smooth.” I joked.

“What is up with these balls?” He stood up and dusted himself off.

“That’s what she said.” Sage chimed in from the next lane.

“Dude that doesn’t even make sense.” Ash shook his head with a laugh.

“It’s still funny.”

“Whatever helps you sleep at night, babe.” Venus patted his shoulder lovingly.

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The four of us bowled for hours. It was dark out by the time we finished. There were no windows in the bowling room, but we knew it was dark because the black lights only come on when its night time.

“Good game, Jazz.” Ash smiled at me after we finished.

“Yea, after we got over all of that falling.” I joked, making him laugh.

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“Hey, so I had a lot of fun tonight.”

“Me too.” I stated.

“So I was wondering if you wanted to hang out again, just the two of us?” He glanced down at the ground nervously.

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“Sure, why not.” I tried to keep calm, I didn’t want to seem too eager.

“Cool, so how about tomorrow after school? We can go to the park and just hang for a while, then maybe go to a movie or the diner.”

“Sounds like a plan, I’ll see you then.” We said our goodbyes, it was getting late and all four of us had to be home soon.

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I started my walk home alone. Venus and I always walked together, since she lived across the street. Right now she was making out with Sage, and I got bored so I started walking. I knew she’d catch up eventually, she always does.

My thoughts wandered off to my date with Ash tomorrow. I couldn’t wait to talk to Venus about it, I was kinda nervous and she always knew exactly what to say to give me confidence. She also had a boyfriend, so she could give me advice on what to do.

I also couldn’t wait to tell her I didn’t even have to ask him, he asked me. I just wish she’d hurry up with Sage.

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“Make sure you’re sisters get to bed in the next hour.” Dad instructed as he went down the stairs. I had just gotten home and I was exhausted.

“Will do.”

“Night Jazzy.” Everyone else switched to Jazz, but I just couldn’t get my dad to shake Jazzy. I eventually gave up, but he was the only one who was allowed to call me Jazzy.

“Night Dad.”

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“Where have you been?” Iris demanded as soon as I sat down on my bed.

“Out with friends. Why do you care?”

“What do you guys do?” Iris asked.

“Just hang out. But again, why do you care?”

“Iris wants to know what it’s like to be a teenager. She’s tired of being a little kid.” Ivy said softly from behind Iris, who nodded enthusiastically.

“Venus and I went bowling with the guys.”

“You hang out with boys? Are they cute?” Iris asked excitedly.

“Yes and yea I guess.”

“Do you have a boyfriend?” Ivy asked.

“Not yet, but I’ve got a date tomorrow.” Their eyes almost popped out of their heads. “Sit and I’ll tell you all about it, as long as you promise to go to bed right after.” They glanced at each other and nodded.

“Fine.”

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They both climbed onto my bed excitedly. I never noticed how interested they were in me. Maybe that’s because I don’t have an older sister. Or maybe I’m just not that interested in anyone else’s life.

“So who is he?” Iris was bouncing up and down excitedly.

“His name is Ash, he’s Venus’s boyfriend’s best friend.”

“What does he look like?” Ivy piped in.

“Well, he’s a vampire. He’s got long, bright red hair and dark red eyes.”

“What about his skin?”

“It’s yellow.” I smiled.

“He sounds cute.” Iris said, and Ivy nodded.

“Yea, he is. And we’re gonna hang out after school tomorrow.”

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“Wow. You are so lucky.” Iris looked at me with awe.

“I guess, I bet you’ll get asked out on lots of dates when you’re my age.” I encouraged her.

“What about me?” Ivy asked quietly.

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“You too of course, you guys are gonna get lots of dates.” They both smiled excitedly.

“I can’t wait to grow up!”

“I know, but now it’s time for bed.” I ushered the girls off of my bed and into their own.

“Night Iris, Night Ivy.” I said after flicking off the lights.

“Night Jazz.” They said simultaneously. Sometimes they were so in sync it was scary. I guess that’s twins for you.

I went to sleep that night with a huge smile plastered on my face. I couldn’t wait for my date tomorrow.


A/Nย Hey guys! So, this Generation is gonna get pretty rough at some points. As always, I’ll put warnings at the top of particularly bad chapters. But there’s going to be a lot of them, so buckle your seat belts folks, this is gonna be a wild ride. I’ve been waiting to do this Gen for a while now, I’m so excited it’s finally happening! I’ll be making a new banner soon, but for now you can just look at River’s cute little face ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, Moonlight Arcade was made by parabee27ย and you can download it here! It’s super cute, it’s perfect for Jasmine and her friends. Thanks so much, I really love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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River Fae Chapter 19: Don’t Be Mad

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The months were flying by, and before we knew it Jasmine was one year old. She was growing so fast I felt like if I blinked, I would miss everything and she’d be moving out tomorrow. She was becoming a bit of a handful now that she was getting older, but it was nothing Drea and I couldn’t handle. Just a lot of tantrums, and throwing her teddy bears. We hoped it was just a phase.ย 

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Drea was working and I was home with Jazzy as usual. I was trying to get her to start walking, but so far it wasn’t working.

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“She’s pretty stubborn.” Drea laughed from behind me, making me jump.

“What’re you doing home so early?”

“It was a half day today, I totally forgot about it.”

“Oh, that’s awesome.” I tried to urge Jazzy towards me but she just plopped right back down on the ground.

“Hey, can we talk outside for a second?” She asked nervously.

“Sure, is everything okay?”

“Yea, everything’s fine.” She answered before walking out of the nursery.

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“Hey, babe what’s up?” I closed the balcony door behind me. She looked upset, and I hated it when she was upset.

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“River, I wanna ask you something and you gotta promise not to get mad, and it’s totally okay if you say no, I just have to ask.”

“Of course Drea, you can ask me anything.”

“I wanna have another baby. I know we have our hands full with Jazzy, but I want more than one kid and I don’t want them to be too far apart in age.”

“Really? You want another baby? Why would I get mad at you for that?”

“I don’t know, I just thought you’d be upset since Jazzy is being a pain lately and you’d have to watch over her and the new baby during the day.”

“I’m not mad, I’d love to have another baby with you.” I smiled at her. I’ve been wanting another one for a while now, but I wasn’t sure if she wanted one too. She was the one who had to carry it for nine months, so I let her come to me.

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She squealed an jumped into my arms. “I can’t wait, I love you River.”

I sat her down on the railing and kissed her. “I love you too.” I scooped her into my arms and said, “Well, we should probably get started on this baby right away.”

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“Yea, sounds like a good idea.” She laughed. “Will Jazzy be okay in there alone for a while?”

“Don’t worry, I just put her down for her nap.”

“Oh, good.” She smirked as I carried her into the bedroom.

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“Let’s try for a boy this time, okay?” She asked.

“I don’t think we can control that, babe.”

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*Hydrangea*

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It’s been a few months since River and I started trying for another child. We were getting a little worried, since it was so easy to conceive the first time. So I made a doctors appointment to make sure everything was okay.

“Hey Jazzy, there’s a block table, wanna go play with it.” She nodded at me excitedly and ran off for the toys.

“I’ll keep an eye on her, you go check in.” River grabbed a book from the shelf and took a seat next to the block table.

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“Hi, I’m here for my nine-thirty appointment with Doctor Brink.”

“Name please?” The bored looking young nurse asked.

“Hydrangea Fae.”

“Alright, you can take a seat, she’ll be with you in a minute.” She smiled at me.

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I took a seat next to River and sighed. “Babe, I’m nervous. What if we can’t have another baby?”

“Hey, don’t think like that. Let’s wait and hear what that doctor has to say before we get ourselves worked up, okay?” He always knew exactly what to say to make me feel better.

“Yea, you’re right. I’m probably just working myself up over nothing.”

“Everything’s gonna be okay, I promise.”

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“Mrs. Fae? The doctor will see you now.” I stood up and walked over to the nurse.

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“Right this way.” She led me into a hallway and handed me a folded hospital gown. “Here, put this on. She’s going to be doing a full examination.”

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When I finished changing into the gown, I took a seat on the examination table. My hands were clammy and shaky, I was extremely nervous. I’ve always been weary of doctors after hearing the horrible stories Basil told me about the doctors who tested him. I know they were human and the doctor I was seeing wasn’t, but still. I couldn’t help but be a little freaked out. There was also the fact that I could be finding out I can’t have any more children, which was terrifying in itself. So yea, I was pretty damn nervous.

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“Mrs. Fae? Hi, I’m Dr. Brink. How are you today?” An older vampire with pink hair came into the room.

“Nervous.” I admitted.

“That’s normal.” She told me as she took a seat.

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“So, what seems to be the problem?”

“My husband and I are having trouble conceiving. We’ve been trying for months and nothing yet.”

“Do you have any other children?” She asked as she started writing something in the folder on the counter.

“One. She’s about fifteen months.”

“Alright, let’s get this examination started.” She pulled on a pair of rubber gloves and snapped the wrist. I couldn’t help but gulp out of nervousness.

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“Well, there’s not much I can tell you today. It’s gonna take at least a week until we get your test results back.” Dr. Brink told me after the examination.

“You can’t tell me anything?” I asked. I was shocked, I was hoping to get some answers today.

“Not yet. But you can come in next week when I get the test results back.”

“Alright. Thanks doctor.” I said, trying to hide my disappointment.

“Of course, Hun. See you next week.” She left the room, leaving me to change back into my clothes.

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When I walked back into the waiting room, River immediately shut his book and stood up.

“Hey, how’d it go?”

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I threw myself into his arms as soon as I got close enough to him. “We won’t know anything until we get the test results, which won’t be until next week.” I buried my face in his shoulder. I felt like I was about to cry.

“Shh, it’s okay. A week isn’t that long. We’ll have the results before you know it.” He lightly rubbed circles on my back, calming me down slightly.

“I’m so worried. I just want another baby.”

“I know, I do too.” He kissed my cheek. “Let’s try and distract ourselves, okay? How about we invite Fern and Venus over?”

“Yea, okay.”

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*River*

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Fern came over with Venus a few minutes after we got home from the doctors. Drea was upset, and I wanted to distract her. She got along well with my sister, and she was just across the street.

“Hey guys, come on in.” I invited the two of them inside.

“Hey, thank god you called. Venus has been bugging me to come over here since she woke up this morning.” Fern laughed. Little Venus grabbed a strand of my sister’s hair and pulled it lightly, signaling her to take her to her cousin. Venus was shy around me, she never said a word if she knew I was in the room.”Oh, let me take her upstairs real quick.”

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Venus was a bit older than Jazzy, but the two were extremely close. Jasmine’s first word was Venus, Drea wasn’t too happy about that.

The two of them looked more like sisters than cousins. Whenever Fern and I took them out together, people would mistake them for sisters. They had a strong bond, and I was extremely grateful. If Drea and I couldn’t have another baby, at least she’d have her cousin.

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“So, I hear you guys are having trouble conceiving again?” Fern asked when she sat down in the living room.

“How did you know that? We haven’t told anyone.” Drea was surprised, she often forgot that Fern had multiple sixth-sense abilities.

“I have a gift dear, I know a lot of things I shouldn’t know.”

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“Do you know if we’ll be able to conceive again?” She asked hopefully.

“I do.”

“Can you tell me?”

“I could, but what I know isn’t definite. The future isn’t set in stone, and I’m afraid if I give away too much information I could change it.” She explained.

“Eh, it was worth a shot.”

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“Don’t worry about it too much, you’ll stress yourself out. Stress can decrease your chances of conception. Maybe you just need a nice spa day, a little relaxation goes a long way.”

“Are you speaking from a sixth-sense point of view or from a friendly point of view?”

“I’m speaking from experience. I was so stressed out when Palm and I were trying to conceive. All it took was a nice couple spa day then bam, we were having a baby.”

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“You know, that actually sounds like a great idea. If the test results come back okay next week, then you and I should go to the spa.” She said to me. It didn’t exactly sound like my thing, but I’d be willing to go if it meant another baby.

“Alright, well if that does happen, Fern would you be able to take Jazzy for the night?”

“I’d love too, Venus has been bugging me to have a sleepover with her.”

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“You sure you’ll be able to handle the two of them? When they’re together they can be quite a handful.” Drea warned.

“I know, but I’ll deal.”

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“Besides Drea, she’s got Palm, his brother, and his parents. I think she’ll be fine.”

“I sure hope so.” Drea said, making us all laugh.