Hey everyone, I’m sure none of us were expecting I’d be back so soon, but today I bring not one, but two new chapters of Forever Friends! I had an amazingly productive day yesterday and churned these both out in just about about 3-4 hours per chapter. It introduces more of Diana and Clyde, their nation of Providence and the current state of it. We also learn a lot about the past and what actually happened on that fateful day Diana can never forget. Chapter 9 focuses on introducing the final faction not discussed in chapter 8 as well as introduces us to the second main couple of this second half. The next chapter will be about them and their lives as it is now and progress us towards the climax of the story. I can only hope I’ll continue to be as productive and if I am, this story may reach it’s end in just one more month or so rather than several. Though my other side projects might slow me down again…. Regardless, I do hope you’ll enjoy and thanks as always.
Chapter 8 Snippet:
“That’s the key word, DEMAND. She demands it of them and so there is this notion of inferiority between them and her. They respect her out of fear of her wrath, not because they are grateful to her for helping them exist. Not like my Mom, who they adore and respect as well. They probably respect her even more than Lena. That’s not because she demands it of them, she earns it. She makes them feel like they deserve to be respected too and aren’t just tools towards an end goal. She talks to them, engages them, and just all around treats them like they are on the same level as she is, rather than make them feel inferior. The FFs know they are not human and they are not trying to be. They are content making their partners happy, but they also want to have the same opportunities afforded to them. They want to be able to attend school and get a job and have aspirations just like a human would. They don’t want to be human, they want to FEEL human. That’s what my Mom aspires to accomplish now. A full integration, such that the FFs will be seen as independent lives deserving of dreams and opportunities too. That they can be assigned to a partner and enrich their lives for the better, while also having their lives enriched in return and truly building memories as a partnership. Soulmates. That’s what it comes down to.”
Chapter 9 Snippet:
He suddenly has a look of guilt. “I wish I could say I was that honorable, but honestly, I’m not. It is lonely and having to go through this alone for the last several years has been so hard. Not to mention, having to suddenly care for another life in these rough times, it was too much for me. As though fate made it so, I met an old friend who ended up down here too and while we couldn’t hit it off in the past, it all just seemed to come natural this time. She gave me the comfort and support I needed and is helping me raise my child. I couldn’t be more grateful to have her in my life, but I also feel immense guilt, knowing I’m moving on without Morgan, who is still my wife, but only the shell she left behind. I can’t abandon her, because it’s my fault she became like this. I convinced her to run away, making her believe that things would be better. I was wrong. Honestly, she would have been better off going to meet Leo in death, rather than live as a corpse.”