Chapter 8.7 Damn Technology
A few months later, after fixing the main household computer, Basil had a birthday.Even his estranged father made an appearance, mainly for the cake side of things.‘See, I told you he’d turned up once we paid him!’ Maple laughed.Young Basil grew up into a not too bad looking teenager, meaning that he fortunately had inherited more of his father’s genetics than his mother’s.‘Why am I being blamed for the downfall of the Bailey genetics?’ Whitney complained, to no one in particular. ‘If anything, you should be thankful that my genes eliminated the Mika Moore moose nose.’However, as it turned out, her input was no longer valid in this legacy.
‘Oh come on!’‘Erm, so, hey there, Death, fancy sparing my life like you did with my husband?’The Grim Reaper loudly cleared his throat, eyes gesturing down to the floor. Whitney quickly got the hint.‘Oh please spare my soul, wonderful great one!’ ‘Hmm, let me think.’Once the deed was done, old Grimmy made a beeline for the Bailey library.‘Now, time for some Game of Thrones. I wonder if Ned Stark will heroically save the day?’Meanwhile, outside, Maple and Cory were too busy making out to realise Whitney had died. Funnily enough, since they were getting old, they were scared of dying alone, which is the reason why they had decided to give things another go.‘I love you, Mape,’ Corry said, his voice sending warm flutters down Maple’s spine.‘Let me show you how much,’ he added.Maple was speechless when he whipped it out.‘Will you marry me, partly so I can get rid of my ridiculous surname?’For what seemed like several minutes, Maple stared at the sparkly retina-burning ring in awe. She honestly never thought she would marry anyone during her generation. ‘Oh, go on then!’ Maple finally confirmed, after deciding to play things cool, rather than start crying and beg for him to wed her then and there.And so, they were engaged and happy.Although deep down inside, Cory would never forgive for having another man’s child and would always resent Basil’s existence somewhat.The children were not too happy when they heard about their engagement. Basil was particularly annoyed because he would have preferred for Maple to marry his biological father, despite the old man was on his last legs.As for Orion, he coped by taking a hell of a lot of space heroin and almost overdosed.All in all, it was a standard week in the Bailey household.