Chapter 8.2 Be careful what you wish for
Eventually, Pistachio decided to propose to Nicole.She rejected his offering.Pistachio struggled to hold back his despair, that was until Nicole stated what he had done wrong.‘I’m the man of this relationship; I’ll propose and you can wear the ring!’ Nicole firmly stated.And so, Pistachio gushed like a girl when Nicole dropped on one knee and presented the very same ring he had offered her. It did not fit very well on his finger, and he was rushed to hospital to have it removed several hours later, but it was worth it.Sometime later, they moved out into a house nearby where they would carry on with their lives and occasionally be invited to Maple’s future parties.‘Sounds like good to me!’ Pistachio said, ignoring the fact Nicole was trying to strangle herself in the background of their idyllic life. Back at the Bailey household, Cory was beginning to regret moving in with Maple, even if the rent was cheap.Despite they were not dating, it was only a matter of time before alcohol and desire got the better of them.‘You’re on the pill, right?’ Cory asked, realising where all this was heading.
‘Of course,’ Maple lied.A few weeks later, Maple discovered she was pregnant.She decided to announce this to both Twix and Cory over dinner.For some reason, Twix was furious at Cory, despite Maple was the manipulative one. Even when she confessed this, Twix still blamed Cory.By this point, Chewie the dog had experienced enough drama and decided it was time to die.‘Come here you!’‘See ya!’ The Grim Reaper shouted as he tossed Chewie up into the portal.‘Now, to take care of other matters.’The Grim Reaper had been watching Tremayne for quite some time and was envious at the fact this robot seemed to have an eternal life span. Even Grim Reapers eventually died, in fact, this particular Grim Reaper was the third incarnation since the Bailey Legacy had begun. He wanted to defy the laws of nature, and made it his mission to do so by the time the Baileys reached their tenth generation.‘One day, I will claim you.’ Some while later, Maple’s pregnancy begun to show.Cory found any excuse to stay away from her and her pregnant hormones.
One night, out in the front garden, he gazed up at a suspicious aura of lights in the sky and quietly wished he could be struck by lightening, or even better, be abducted by aliens. ‘N-no, no!’ ‘I was jooooookiiiiing!’Little did he know the consequences that would follow.