Chapter 2.10: New Kid

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Paths! In the last chapter Eva and Thomas got a new control agent due to the war and it turned out to be their best friend Paul Reynolds. Shortly afterward, Eva gave birth to twins Elliot and Olivia. As they grew up, Elliot showed that he had his grandfather’s insanity and Olivia showed she had her great uncle’s musical talent. And now on with the story.


Elliot and Olivia had gone to school early. Or well, they were on school grounds early. Their home didn’t have a yard big enough for playground equipment and the principal said as long as they didn’t break anything, they could play on the school equipment. Their parents had to sign a waiver though for the after school use of it though.

“Hi,” a girl suddenly said, “Does your mom work here, too?”

“No. We just live across the street. I’m Elliot. That’s my twin sis Olivia. You are?”

“Caroline. Caroline DeLange. What’s your last name?”

“Riker,” Olivia said, “Why do you come in with your mom?”

“No one else at home. My dad’s off protecting the country. What about you guys? Any of your family off protecting the country?”

“No,” Elliot said.

“Oh,” Caroline said, kicking the ground.

“What grade are you in?” Elliot asked, changing the subject.

“Second,” Caroline said, “You guys?”

“Second. Teacher?” Elliot said.

“Mr. Cooper.”

“Same for me and Olivia. Let’s be friends!” Elliot said and held out his hand for Caroline to shake.

Caroline shook it. Continue reading

Chapter 2.9 – Change

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Paths! In the last chapter, Eva and Thomas had some trouble getting pregnant, but after a discussion with their doctor and a silent one between them they decided on fertility treatment and Eva soon found herself pregnant. And at the end of the chapter, the SUA declared war on Sim Nation. And now on with the story.

Agent Roberts was able to get in touch with enough of Eva’s relatives to make sure they were safe. They were and he even checked on Thomas’ relatives and found they were just fine as well. It definitely relaxed Eva some, but they were still on edge. The war was not going quickly and it seemed that the SUA was winning.

A draft had been put into place since they needed more soldiers than they had volunteers. Eva and Thomas were told that they were exempt due to the reason behind their being put into witness protection, though they both still had to go through the motions to not arouse suspicion.

It did seem that they were pulling from law enforcement more than anything at the moment and Eva couldn’t help but be thankful that her cousin was probably too old for being in the military. Continue reading