City Lights - 2
Published Jan 21, 2011

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We are absolutely delighted you are here to read what happened next after Rowan and Mike bumped into Fred and Sean at the club...

Thank you all for reading and commenting and thanks to all the Artists whose creations were used. Mike, thank you for your handsome Holding on to Tomorrow apartment and your future wife that you haven't met yet :) JCIssette thank you for your Palace Academy.

We are absolutely delighted you are here to read what happened next after Rowan and Mike bumped into Fred and Sean at the club...

Thank you all for reading and commenting and thanks to all the Artists whose creations were used. Mike, thank you for your handsome Holding on to Tomorrow apartment and your future wife that you haven't met yet :) JCIssette thank you for your Palace Academy.
Barb spent her time pacing back and forth, it’s late, almost midnight and the boys are not home yet. Checking the clock a dozen times it says the same as it did when she looked at it last which was just a moment ago. Tick-Toc Tick-Toc goes the clock.
Having called Mike’s cell phone several times with no answer.
“Honey, please everything will be alright, they just got delayed that’s all. They will walk in any minute now.”

“Oh Nita what if something bad happened to them I would never forgive myself and how could I ever tell Fred, how could she ever forgive me, how could I ever forgive myself.”
“I called Mike over and over again and there is no answer.”

“Maybe Mike has it on silence or vibrate, how about Rowan’s?”

“ I tried his too. I should call Fred…?”
... *heavy sigh* “Oh hi Aunt Barb, no they left yesterday, dad had some special plans for mom….Where did they go,?? Well dad said there’s a new hotel downtown somewhere. I know mom left me the number and the address, but I’ll have to call you back I don’t know where I put it. Did you try her cell phone…you did…she didn’t answer… I don’t know Aunt Barb…maybe she just didn’t hear it… Aunt Barb, is everything ok?...oh… ok I will, love you too.” "Oh Nita what am I going to do….should I call the police…yeah I’ll call the police…”

“Barb, now hang on a minute try to stay calm…it’s just past midnight, the boys will
be here soon, they will call you…you know that… Mike would not….not call you…”
“Mom…hey mom…calm down just a sec…mom…mom…yes we are fine, everything
is fine, no.. we didn’t have an accident. ..well not the kind your thinking of…well… we…..
we were about to leave and head home when we ran into Aunt Fred and Uncle Sean. I think she’s a little mad. I know mom, I’m sorry, the music was a little bit loud, I didn’t hear it. We’ll be home soon.. ..after I talk to Aunt Fred and Uncle Sean."
“Mike.… Rowan…Rowan???? what in the world are you doing here????? Rowan? “Hey Aunt Fred, Uncle Sean, this is my fault…I take full responsibility….we weren’t suppose to be here this long. I had to check on my apartment and time just got away from us, we intended to be home before dark. Hey you know they have good pizza here!...”

“Boys, don’t change the subject…….
“Fred, it’s alright, they weren’t doing anything wrong, time just got away, they meant no harm.”
“Sean… Rowan is supposed to be tucked away at Barb’s.”
“He’s almost 18 Fred, they are great kids, you have to let him grow up…”
“Can we talk about this later…..”
“Ok fine, I won’t ground you this time, just remember this….both of you…you are never to big for a good woopin… and I will…both of you…now.. you boys go home…. you go straight to Barbs…got that!…Rowan, we’ll pick you up tomorrow night….”
“yes ma’am” they both said together as they headed to the car.
“Fred we can talk about this later... I agree… for most parts, but for now lets go and have some of that great pizza I’ve heard so much about.” “Well!… about a drink…I need a drink…one of those pink fuzzy ones…or one of those orange electric ones... or the mellow yellow one.... one of each would be good…..and bring on the pizza baby!” “Whew that was close…how come you didn’t tell mom the part about the school?”

“Hummmm I didn’t think it was the most perfect time to bring it up.”

“Yeah, you’re probably right, one thing about mom is she’s kind of crazy…”

“Yeah… well the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”

“Hahaha Mike, that’s not funny…but I guess I am too …somewhat ….but that’s OK it adds spice to life”

“Amen brother, that it does.”
“I was worried sick about the two you…next time if you are going to be later then you said... please call ……Fred called and said you were on the way home.”
“I’m sorry mom. I promise I’ll call next time."
Meanwhile, Fred and Sean enjoyed their weekend and went back to that great dancing place… Sean taught Fred how to have a good time and not to worry about Rowan… The weekend was coming to an end though… That next morning they were getting ready to leave again. The weekend turned out to be the perfect romantic outing… just as Sean had intended it to be
“hmmm… do I smell the wonderful fresh hotel room coffee?”
“Sean… it’s out here… grab that shower, we’re supposed to check out in an hour.”
Leave that bed honey… housekeeping will refresh the sheets anyway… Are you sure you got all the free stuff available in the room...Fred? Why don't you check the bathroom again… FRED!?” … `Oh… Sean… I love you, did you know that? This was really, I mean really healing. If I wasn’t worrying about Rowan, I would call it the perfect weekend…`
`Fred… I want you to drop it now… ` Sean thought it was time he stood up. Not only for his son’s sake, but also to put the whole thing back into perspective…
`Rowan is almost 18 Fred. You can’t be on his tail for ever you know. Let him experience life. Let him make his own mistakes and learn from them. We will be always here to catch him if he falls… We should give him some credit. Just as we did with Holly. They are good kids. After all…. We raised them didn’t we. Let’s TRUST them and see what the future brings us…. Relax sweetheart.` It was late afternoon when they drove into Sunset Valley. Fred was singing along with the radio and Sean was thinking that he really loved his wife… 'Here we are hon… remember what I just said…. Relax. The boy got home safe and we are going to forget about it happened... I hope Barb counted on us for dinner… I’m starving!' "Come on in guys....hey Barb Fred and Sean are here." "Hi you two, yes Freddy that cup is just for you, help yourself, dinner is nearly ready...Sauteed Frog Legs with Tomato Garlic Butter"

"Smells great sis, I'm starved."
"Hey sis do you think we can talk after dinner."

"Sure we can, lets go up on the roof top, it's a nice night"
"You know Barb this is going to so hard for me to let Rowan move away. I don't know if I'm ready to let go. I guess you and I could go and check out that school."

"I think we can arrange that, you know Rowan will be in good hands."

"So maybe after he graduates high school he can attend his freshman year in college there at the Music Academy. The girls have their graduation coming up to."
"Freddy... you are going to be so busy, you won't have time to worry about anything. Because you know sis... we have weddings to plan too...

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#15mogan44Jan 24, 2011

Amazing chapter, I kept clicking ''  I want more!!!!!  Glad the Sean was there to stick up for his son.

#16flody888Jan 25, 2011

Loved screenie 12!!! What Fred said and Rowan's face --- LOL! Great funny chapter! I can't wait to see what happens next! \:\)

#17MangioJan 25, 2011

Such a superb chapter \:rah\: Congrats on the feature \:wub\: It's only normal for Fred to worry... any parent would be, no matter the age.. can't wait for the next chapter. Love the shots too, as always \;\)

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#19simsjeanieFeb 10, 2011

What a wonderful picture! It caught my eye in an instant! \:wub\: And you really have a Senseo! \:eek\: Oh - I don't know what I would do without mine! I mean, in real life. I need it all the day long ... (I don't ask you where you did get it from. If you like you'll tell me... *whistlingandwatchingtheair* )Just helping myself to a cup of milkcoffee - have to leave and visit part three ... \:wub\:

#20RatRaceRobFeb 16, 2011

That Sean seems to be one wise dude... glad those boys didn't get into too much trouble!  Excellent shots-- I particularly enjoyed Sean and Fred's faces at the bar in #14 lol :P... well done, ladies, off to check out the next chapter \:cool\:

#21Jennifer_RFeb 17, 2011

Weddings??? What weddings? \:confused\: \:P Wonderful wonderful chapter ladies, bravo! Off to read the next.... \;\)

#22FlatterApr 25, 2011

\:D \:D \:D pic 14 was so funny... oh I loved the whole story even though I probably only understand half of the ironic allusions based on the RL characters \:wub\:

#23HellsaintAug 26, 2011

Whew, thank goodness for Sean \:D Wise words and wondering what happens next :P 

#24ShokkyOct 21, 2011

Great story!!

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