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Razzle Basil (Part 1)

Razzle Basil (Part 1)

Growing up, I always felt like the fat dorky little brother who couldn’t do anything right.  My older brothers, Rolo and Orion, were both so cool and awesome.  Rolo was a talented musician and Orion was literally a walking encyclopedia, not to mention he was part fricking alien!  As for me, I could barely mix a simple drink after weeks of practicing.  Screenshot-12639Flash forward a few years later.Screenshot-12769Yeah, I blossomed, so to speak, particularly after discovering we had a gym at home.Screenshot-12707Some of it was down to genetics as well.  My birth father hadn’t been a bad looking guy, even in his elder years; it was a shame he died shortly after my seventeenth birthday.Screenshot-11656Tia, my girlfriend since high school, was still with me for some reason.  She was beautiful, but modest about it, preferring others to judge her based on her personality and talents.Screenshot-12833She was a naturally great mixologist, but had ambitions to join the army after graduating from University.Screenshot-13036Oh yeah, University, I almost forgot.  Like Rolo and Niki, we decided to go to the same University and be the lovey-dovey couple everyone hates.Screenshot-12839I chose to study business.  It seemed like a more secure qualification than studying Communications or something.I was a natural born leader, so it seemed.  Or bullshitter maybe.  Whatever it was, people always seemed to hang on my every last word.Screenshot-13018I was simply just a smart Alec.  Screenshot-13017The lecturers weren’t as convinced.  One in particular used to pick on me relentlessly, often stating I knew no better when I tried to pull him up on something he had literally just pulled out from his arse.Screenshot-12870Screenshot-12869I tried my hardest not to get up and punch him by reassuring myself that he would be dead before long.      Screenshot-12871‘You don’t think I’m being sensitive, do you?  I mean, Professor Greenwood is known for being a bit of a dick, right?’Screenshot-13026‘You want my honest opinion?’ Tia asked.  I nodded, desperate for a true answer.Screenshot-13027‘Ok then… You can be a bit obnoxious at times.  You should let other people express their ideas once in a while.  You’ll probably find that’s the reason why Professor Greenwood is being a dick to you.’ Screenshot-13025Admittedly, I didn’t take Tia’s honesty as well as I should have.  I promptly discarded my fork and left the meal she had cooked me sitting on the table as I stormed off, muttering that I was no longer hungry.Screenshot-13028Although we slept side by side that night, we didn’t speak a word to each other like we usually did.  The following morning, we ended up in the study room together, once again in a heavy silence.    Screenshot-13014Instead of coming up with a flawless business strategy for a candy store, I was mostly wondering how I could make things up to her.Screenshot-13013Tia had only been looking out for me after all and I had rudely shunned her for it.Screenshot-13012That evening, I made the most romantic gesture I could think of; ordering pizza.  What sort of girl could turn away pizza? Certainly not the lovely Tia.Screenshot-12931‘Does this make up for me being a jerk now?’Screenshot-12929‘Hmm,’ Tia mused, ‘Almost.’ Screenshot-12930So, after that, we ended up at the Loading Bar and played video games to goodness knows what hour.Screenshot-12921And then, to round up the evening, I made her feel special… Screenshot-13065…If you know what I mean.Screenshot-13064I think she forgave me after all that, which was just as well because I didn’t honestly know what I would do if she wasn’t by my side.Screenshot-13011

Chapter 7.9

Chapter 7.9 Ghost party

Like the song, Snowy had always believed he could fly, and one day this wish was granted.Screenshot-8978Unfortunately, this was only because he had died.Screenshot-8977Ewok was not a happy dog, she had hoped to at least have another litter with his mismatched companion before he glided off to the doggy pound in the sky. Screenshot-8974Pistachio dealt with the grief of Snowy’s death by exercising harder than ever in a bid that a healthy lifestyle would help him live forever, much like his Great-Uncle Earl (almost) had.Screenshot-9434Almond coped with things by eating pizza since it is a well known fact that pizza cures a majority of problems.Screenshot-9479‘Hey, Dad, can I invite some people over tonight for a sleepover?  It’ll really help take my mind of, you know, Snowy’s death.’

Twix laughed and told her that he would prefer to not spend another night trapped in the dining room.Screenshot-9481‘That’s ok, I can always go out tonight and you know, get drunk and have unprotected sex.’Screenshot-9482Screenshot-9484‘Actually, yes, a sleepover sounds like a great idea.’Screenshot-9485And so, Almond got on Facebook and invited the coolest people she knew over for a sleepover.Screenshot-9433Isaiah somehow ended up at the party, despite he was far from being part of the cool crowd.  As it turned out, he was only invited because rumour had it he had a big  was a great mixologist.Screenshot-9457Even Maple’s thought bubbles reflected  the true extent of his talent.Screenshot-9456This time, everyone was smart enough not to crash out in the kitchen and trap Twix in the dining room / block access to all the necessary cooking utilities.Screenshot-9472Well, except for one teenager, who was quickly made an example of. Screenshot-9464Never did he walk again…Screenshot-9461It has been noticed that there has been a severe lack of ghosts during this generation, therefore, we shall end this chapter on this picture of a ghost party occurring in the backyard to make up for things.Screenshot-9415

Chapter 7.7

Chapter 7.7 Not so good at science

By the time Pistachio was a toddler, Twix was smitten and forgot all about the reasons why he’d been upset about his son’s birth.Screenshot-9203He was also proud of Almond, the middle child.Screenshot-9163She had turned out to be a bit of a genius and was excellent at chess and a majority of other logic based games.Screenshot-9191Unfortunately, she was not so good at science.Screenshot-9204Speaking of science, both Twix and Whitney were still attempting to reach their lifetime goals by pursuing success in the very same career path.  In all honesty, it was not going well for either of them.Screenshot-9257At some point, Twix and Whitney allowed Maple and Almond to host a sleepover party.  Hershey and Allyson’s oldest child, Horace, was also invited since they were usually too busy out partying to look after him properly.  Horace’s younger brother, Mitchell, had been adopted by the family cat a few years back.  Anyone that dared to go near him got severely scratched in the face.Screenshot-9150The sleepover was pretty standard; the children sat and stood around looking bored, some did their homework whilst others ate salad.Screenshot-9157Naturally, it was decided that the best place to sleep was in the kitchen / dining room area – forget the massive living room on the other side of the house.Screenshot-9164Screenshot-9167Twix got absolutely no sleep since the children had used their bodies as weapons to barricade him in. Screenshot-9168Horace also had little sleep.  Mainly because he was too busy trying to take pictures of the ghosts who came out to play that night.Screenshot-9176Poor Pippy was far from amused.Screenshot-9174‘Sod off you little turd.’Screenshot-9175The following morning, Horace boast to Almond about interacting with one of their ancestors.  Almond did her best to feign interest, but in reality she actually did not really like Horace.Screenshot-9179As Maple approached her teenage years, Twix decided this was the best time to try and butter her up.Screenshot-9182He did this by treating her to pizza and telling her just how special she was to him and how she should not rush into any relationships until she was in her late forties.Screenshot-9185Maple seemed to buy into this.Screenshot-9184That was until Whitney decided to pull up a chair and join in.      Screenshot-9186‘My dad brought me pizza and tried to put me off boys,’ Whitney revealed, mumbling her words through a mouthful of pizza.  ‘I lost my virginity the following day.’  

A few minutes later, Twix broke down in tears.Screenshot-9189And so, Maple celebrated another birthday which people would soon completely forget about.Screenshot-9273She blossomed into a lovesick teenager who would no doubt experience several pregnancy scares over the next few years.Screenshot-9301Cointreau, who still had a thing against inferior genetics, did not approve and hoped strongly that Maple would not get picked to front the next generation.Screenshot-9169

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