Marblecliff Chronicles - What Happened?
Okay, so I apologize to you, my readers, for doing this. It sucks, I know, but I’m discontinuing the Marblecliff Chronicles storyline, and I am just going to focus on smaller stories like “The Bat & the Cat.” I made it about 80% of the way through writing Chapter 5, but don’t have it in me to finish it. The intended storyline was intended to throw a lot of good stuff Ethan’s direction, just so I could ultimately make his life a living hell. When I started writing it, I thought I had it in me to go to these dark, sinister corners of my mind, but it turns out that I don’t. Writing this storyline depresses me, which is something that at this point, I can’t deal with. My own mental and emotional blocks on this project, however, are impeding several other things that actually MAKE ME FEEL LIKE WRITING.
With that being said, I am fast forwarding the timeline to synch up with “Bat & the Cat”. Here is what happened in the meantime:
1.) Claire only insisted that Shyara be a part of the relationship because she (Claire) had been told she would be unable to have children. Shyara, being an exchange student, agreed to help by letting Ethan get her pregnant, and sharing custody with the child with Ethan and Claire. Having an American-born child would give her the opportunity to become a citizen and not have to go back to Australia. Of course, Ethan was not told this when he agreed to the relationship.
2.) Shyara and Ethan got pregnant in early October. While Shyara’s agreement with Claire was that Claire could have Ethan, Shyara began developing real feelings for Ethan, which caused a fracture in the group that eventually drove them apart – Shyara not wanting to share, and forcing Ethan to have to make a decision.
3.) Sean and Ethan eventually became best friends, after Josie dumped Sean to try and get her hooks into Ethan. Ethan, of course, said no, fully aware that she wanted to use him for his newfound popularity.
4.) Ultimately, Ethan chose Claire, his long-time crush, which broke Wendy’s heart for a while, but she and Ethan have remained good friends. Shyara and Ethan plan on sharing custody of their baby, but she and Claire are not on good terms. Wendy and Shyara have become best friends.
4.) Wendy has also taken up sports, and is a member of the swim team (coached by Amelia Waters) and the track & field team, with Shyara.
5.) Walter, thankfully, died, because of an in-car outburst toward Ethan, which resulted in an accident that killed Walter and cost Ethan his left leg from the knee down. Needless to say, Ethan isn’t playing any more football. He also is re-learning how to walk with his new prosthesis.
6.) Ethan’s life went into a downward spiral afterwards. Post-concussion headaches, phantom pains where his leg used to be, no longer being able to do his acrobatics; the boy plunged into a dark depression that resulted in an intentional overdose of anti-depressants and painkillers. He was gradually pulled back to the light by the strength of his loved ones.
7.) Tatiana is single, and looking. Illyana has a girlfriend, Justin Parker’s younger sister, a deer name ‘Lissa Jo (Melissa Josephine) Parker. Svetlana is dating an English exchange student, a cocker spaniel girl named Patricia “Trisha” Jane Rutherford.
8.) Frank, the center of the football team, began dating Anna, the cow-girl from the volleyball team.
9.) Officer Dan, the police officer from Ch. 1, is Claire’s father. When he found out they were dating, he didn’t approve. After finding out about Walter’s abuse, he understands better why Ethan was the way that he was, and the 2 are on good terms. Dan likes that Ethan treats Claire right. He doesn’t like that Ethan got another girl pregnant, but he understands.
10.) Amelia and George are still together, have guardianship of Amelia’s niece, River Ruddington, and are discussing plans for the future that may include marriage and cubs.
There it is. I hope you are satisfied that I at least offered this apology as a means to fill in the gaps. I wish I could finish the story. I do. But I can’t. If I lose some readers over it, so be it. I write for myself and my own enjoyment, that’s why I don’t have commissions open.