I suppose you are wondering who this stranger is who has shown up on Liam’s doorstep? He’s sort of In-law of mine. My family is a bit complicated and not what you readers are used to so I’ll just leave it at that. He once was involved with my sister but after his nearly succeeding in ending my husband’s life we sort of alienated him. Need I say he likes to cause trouble?
“Oh… Its you…”
This will be interesting. I had no idea there was any connection between he and Betsy. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised because his very purpose is to cause discord and terms aren’t very good between us.
“What do you want?”
“I just want to see that you are handling your part of our bargain?”
“Do I really have to? I don’t want to cause trouble for Mister Liam…”
“If you don’t do your part of the bargain I’ll be forced to take you back to the Asylum…”
“You can’t do that! I can’t go back there…”
“I can and I will if you disappoint me. You started off with such promise feeding that woman to your plant friend but then you lost your nerve.”
“They’re watching me though….”
“Who those children? You can’t be afraid of them. If they’re in the way just get rid of them.”
I’ve eavesdropped enough. Now to send in the troops.
“I’m not asking you to hurt the object of your affections just make it hard for him to complete his challenge. I’d think you’d be happy to stop him from sleeping with other women. Don’t you want him all to yourself?”
“Just what do you think you are doing Uncle?”
“Who are you to question me? You are mortal.”
“She is an Oracle and a messenger.”
“I don’t talk to messengers…”
He’s as arrogant as ever. Fine I’ll take the bait.
“Speak to me then through my Oracle. Tell me what name do you go by now?”
“How unoriginal to use a name you’ve used before.”
“At least I’m not hiding under a rediculous name with no meaning. I’m not hiding who I am or what I bring.”
“This is my game and I won’t allow interference. I’ve allowed your pawn to stay. If you’ve not underestimated her then she will cause the chaos you want. I’ve not interfered with her other than let her know I am watching through the children.”
“The children will have to leave once they mature and then what’s to stop me? They will get distracted.”
“They will be close by and if Liam is smart enough he will seek their guidance.”
“We shall see who wins out in this. Goodbye.”
Well this will make things harder for Liam.
Well Lala finally had the babies. I got the call in the middle of the night and flew straight out there to find we had triplets.
Two of them were boys, which I agreed to let her take home, that she gave hippy names.
She named one Shade.
The other she called Suede. See what I mean with the weird names?
I returned home with the girl who I named Belle.
She’s pretty cute already and should be a knock out when she’s grown up with the genes she’s inheriting from me and her mom.
The twins already are toddlers. Alberto seems to be fond of music and can sit happily for hours playing his xylophone.
Bernard is curious about everything.
He was the first to learn to walk so I think he must be pretty smart.
Oh yeah I now have proof that Barkly moves. He was on the front porch sleeping this morning.
Tonight found him in the middle of the yard staring up at the sky. Weird huh?
Oh yeah I should probably mention that I hired a maid to come in and help clean. Her name is Tyra Dee and she’s not bad-looking so if I can get a chance when she’s here, usually I’m busy with the kids when she comes, I can work some of my magic on her. I need to keep the baby train going.
Things have gotten pretty crazy around here now that we have 3 toddlers.
Yep little Belle is now a toddler too now. This makes it hard because we haven’t finished teaching the twins all they need to know yet and she’s got to be taught too. Even with help from cleaning Betsy’s got a lot to do and the teens in the house are busy at school so they can only do so much.
That’s why I called the agency, Keely insisted I go with professional placement though I did good with just an ad in the paper to get Betsy, and got us another live in worker. Her name is Marion Harms and she’s a Butler who will take care of cooking and help with cleaning.
It turns out I’m getting known around town for what I’m doing up here. Its funny I don’t here much about Nathan so I wonder if his challenge is going so well. I guess I should look him up. Anyway Marion didn’t mind the rumors.
“So I see you have a lot of children here. Are the rumors true then?”
“Depends on what you’ve heard.”
“They say you’ve put out an ad looking for women to have children with and you’re baby collecting.”
“Yes I’m actually looking to have 100 kids as part of a challenge. Only it has to be with different women.”
“So you’re still looking for baby mammas?”
“That’s right Baby. You wouldn’t know anyone who would be interested would you?”
“Maybe I do…”
I think she’ll fit in here really well since she started flirting with me straight away.
“Mr. Liam who is this?”
“Betsy this is Marion. Marion this is Betsy. Marion will be a live in Butler here which will give you more time to help with the kids.”
“It’s nice to meet you Betsy.”
“It’s nice to meet you too but I have to be getting back to work.”
“So should I. I see there already is a mess in the kitchen to clean up.”
Yep. So I already got several possibilities lined up. Speaking of that there are those ladies in town too. I think I might need to get Keely and Jimmy to age up and move out first though since the house is pretty full and 3 babies are a lot to handle as it is.