Chapter 9.1 – Suck it up
Basil and Tia settled quickly into the next generation. This had nothing to do with the fact their creator wanted to get the legacy completed as soon as possible.Orion had moved out after proposing to Melanie and ensured they ended up in a house on the far side of town so that they could escape from the insanity of the Baileys.Shortly after, Rolo and Niki got engaged and had moved out, only to just move into the massive house next door, where Hershey, Twix’s brother, had once lived.Oh, and speaking of Twix, he had died soon after Rolo had gone off to University. The Grim Reaper had offered him lots of cake and science related things in exchange for his physical body and organs. Naturally it was an offer he couldn’t pass up.On the bright side, soon after graduating for Uni, Basil decided to adopt a cute little puppy whom they named Bongo since the Baileys were quite keen on the tropical drink called Um Bongo, which had the most catchiest advert in all of existence.Unlike the previous dog owners in this legacy, Basil actually interacted with Bongo on a regular basis. This kept them both amused for hours, much to Tia’s relief.Maple was still alive and kicking. Bored of being a famous director, she attempted to forge a singing career.Sadly, her singing was as bad as her rapping, and Cory made his opinion on this matter very clear.‘You suck!’As for Tremayne, the ever neglected running joke of the legacy, he tried to prove himself useful by becoming Tia’s personal trainer. It did make sense since she was eager to become an astronaut, just like he had been for the last few hundred years. ‘This weight is too heavy!’ Tia screamed as her muscles started to break and snap under the strain of the iron. It was clear that Tremayne still did not understand that humans were unable to lift as much as a robot.‘Suck it up, Princess!’ Tremayne replied, before upping the kilograms once more. Once Tia had recovered from her horrific injuries, Basil decided to take her out for a lovely romantic meal, partly in the hope he would get some woohoo later on, but mainly to help with speeding the final generation on slightly.And so, after their delicious noms, they danced randomly on the rooftop terrace to some fancy 1950s music.When Basil suddenly dropped to one knee, Tia was concerned thinking he had sprained his leg whilst they had been doing ‘the twist’.Basil then whipped it out. Then, he tugged a jewelry box out from his pocket and flicked it open.‘Let’s get married and make a beautiful child. Perhaps not quite in that order since winter is coming and we don’t want to copy my mum by having a winter wedding!’‘Yey!’ Was all Tia could say, overwhelmed at the prospect of marrying into an ultra rich family. Not that she was a gold digger or anything…Thus, Basil fixed the ring onto Tia’s finger so she could never remove it, or leave him against his will.‘So shiny!’And, like with all the other previous proposals over the last several generations, the couple fell into a warm and loving embrace, relishing the last few moments where they would not want to kill each other.