Interlude: Spit It Out

Shit.” Tobias muttered under his breath as he continued pacing back and forth across his bedroom. “Shit. Shit. Shit. Shit. Shit.”

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“Will you cut that out?” Stefan rolled his eyes at him from where he sat on the bed. “Just… just try to calm down, okay?”

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Calm down?! Are you serious?” Tobias held his face in his hands for a moment. “What the fuck am I gonna tell Mama and Papa?”

Stefan just shrugged. “What about ‘Happy Grandparents Day’? It’s actually next weekend, y’know. Convenient, huh?”

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“Shut up! This isn’t funny, okay?!”

“No kidding.” Stefan shook his head, his expression hardening. “But you’re the one who got yourself into this mess. What the Hell were you thinking, Tobi? Didn’t you…?” He paused.

Tobias looked uncertainly at him.

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“I dunno, ‘wrap it up’ or something?” Stefan continued. “Don’t you remember all those lectures from Mama and Jonas when we turned thirteen?!”

His brother sighed heavily, and dropped onto the bed before replying. “Yeah, I just whipped out that box of condoms I had in my bag…” His voice was dripping with sarcasm. “You think I was planning this? I didn’t think things were gonna go that far! It just sorta… happened! I wasn’t really… prepared… or anything.”

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“Then how the Hell is this a surprise?! You must have known the chance you were taking! Even you aren’t that dumb, Tobi.”

Tobias lowered his head for a moment, his cheeks reddening slightly. “I know, I just… I thought if I was quick enough…” He paused. “I mean… if I was really careful… And I didn’t… y’know…” Tobias shrugged uncomfortably. “I mean, if I…” He made a quick pulling motion with his hands.

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“I get it, I get it!” Stefan held up his hands, his own embarrassment apparent on his face. “Jesus, spare me the details, okay?” The young man shook his head. “Obviously it didn’t work.”

“Yeah, no shit.”

Neither brother spoke for a long time. It was Stefan who finally broke the silence.

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“Look.” He said softly. “I know I’m being a jerk right now, but… You know I’ve got your back, right?”

Beside him, Tobias nodded slowly.

“And you and Colette… You’ll get through this.” He continued gently. “Together.”

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Tobias just sighed. “I sure as Hell hope so. She hasn’t even told her parents yet.” He shook his head. “She promised she’d talk to them today… And I told her I’d talk to mine, too…”

“You have to.” Stefan replied firmly. “I have no idea what you’re gonna tell ‘em, but… Mama and Jonas have to know.” He paused for a moment, thoughtful. “Hey, grandpa and vovó are gone this weekend, right? So it’s probably the perfect time to tell them anyway.”

Tobias hesitated, then gave a quick nod. “You’re right.” He reluctantly agreed. “Tonight, after dinner. I’ll do it.”

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Tobias felt like he was going to be sick. And it had nothing to do with the dinner he’d just eaten.

They know something’s up. He thought, studying his mother’s face as she sat back down at the table. His parents had been exchanging unusual glances throughout the entire meal, and were both much quieter than usual. They can tell.

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Under the table, Tobias felt a sharp kick against his shin. Ow! Wow, Stefan. Subtle.

“Uh… Mama? Papa?” He cleared his throat nervously before continuing. “W-would you guys mind if we… Like, talked and stuff? Like in the living room, maybe?”

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There it was again – another one of those strange looks.

“Of course, honey.” Mari replied sweetly. “And actually…” Her eyes flickered between both of her sons for a moment. “Jonas and I wanted to talk to both of you anyway.” Her smile widened as she spoke.

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“O-okay…” Tobias glanced sideways at Stefan for a moment, but his brother merely shrugged. “L-lets uh… go to the living room? Maybe?”

Tobias could feel the dampness of sweat on his palms as he led his family into the other room. Oh God, how am I gonna do this?

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“So… What was it you wanted to talk about?” Jonas asked his stepson kindly.

Both of Tobias’ parents were looking at him expectantly. He felt his heart begin to race nervously under their gaze.

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“Uh… W-why don’t you guys go first?” He choked out.

Under the coffee table, Tobias felt another rough kick from his brother.

Mari took a deep breath. “Okay.” She said, reaching out to hold one of her husband’s hands in hers. “Well… Jonas and I… The two of us… We’re…” The woman paused for a moment, laughing softly to herself. “Shit, I might as well spit it out, huh? We’re having a baby!”

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Tobias found himself completely unable to breathe. A… BABY?! He tried desperately to form some sort of coherent thought, but failed. Miserably. A baby?! Mama’s having a BABY… the same time… as COLETTE…?!?! Holy shit. HOLY SHIT.

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“W-what?!” He managed to sputter at last.

“I know, I know… This is… HUGE.” His mother laughed nervously. “And I know it’ll be a pretty big gap between you guys, but… We’re just so happy. And we know the two of you will be amazing big brothers.” Mari beamed proudly at her sons as she spoke.

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Tobi stared down at the floor, saying nothing. And for a while, none of them did.

“A BABY?!” Stefan’s ice-cold voice finally broke his silence. “What the FUCK?!”

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Mari and Jonas exchanged a nervous glance. “Y-yeah…” Jonas said uncomfortably. Tobias could tell his smile was forced. “I know this is kind of a shock… But your Mutter and I, we both – ”

“Is this some kind of JOKE?!” Stefan rose to his feet, staring daggers at his mother and step-father.

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Oh God, Stefan SHUT UP. Tobias thought miserably. He wanted to intervene, but no matter how hard he tried, words still seemed to fail him.

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“N-not at all, honey. Jonas and I… We’ve been talking about this for a while. And now seemed like the best time.” Mari tried to explain. “We finally felt ready.”

“Ready for WHAT, Mama?!” Stefan snapped back at her. “Ready to start your REAL family now that your two little accidents are all grown up?!”

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Mari narrowed her eyes at her son. “WHAT?! Stefan, listen to yourself! How can you –”

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“Oh, and speaking of ‘accidents’… Great job teaching your kids not to make the same mistakes you did…” Tobias felt all the color drain from his face as Stefan turned to look at him. “Don’t worry, Tobi. Just put up with this one for a few years, then you can Colette can start your real family.”

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“Stefan!” Jonas was on his feet. “Get back here! Don’t think you can just – Oh, goddamn it!”

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Another silence… This one ten times more horrible and uncomfortable than the last. Tobias wasn’t sure whether he wanted to laugh, or cry, or scream. Maybe all three.

“Tobi…” At last, his mother spoke. “W-what was your brother talking about..?”

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Oh God. He took a deep, shuddering breath.

“M-mama… Papa… Colette’s pregnant.”

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91 thoughts on “Interlude: Spit It Out

  1. *Whistling* phew that was intense! Now we just need another 20 chapters of Mari freaking out about this and the fact that she will be in family (though distant) with Diego. I smell drama! And only the kind of drama you can create. The best kind! xD

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I really loved writing this chapter and was so pleased with how it came out, so I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      And yes… poor Mari! In a family with Diego! (And she is going to have the weirdness of having a child and grandchild who are the same age… Awkwardness all around. Because I am unkind :P)

      Thank you for reading! ❤

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  2. Oh my god that was so intense. I can’t even. Whew Colette is pregnant… Well they had it coming as Stefan said. But that was pretty mean of Stefan to say such things… I hope they’ll get it back together. :/ more drama coming! But great chapter, really!

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    1. Thanks July! I had so much fun writing the intensity of this chapter hahaha. Stefan definitely doesn’t think before he speaks, unfortunately… 😦 I felt bad writing some of that haha

      Everything is a huge mess in the Rosebrook household right now… Hopefully we’ll get some resolution soon? 😉 Hehe thank you for reading!

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  3. Where’s that popcorn I made a few chapters back?! Someone keeps eating my popcorn! I told you I was getting ready for a show. HA!

    Insert uncontrollable laughter at “Shit, I might as well spit it out, huh? We’re having a baby!” XD Seriously? This is rich. Forget the popcorn maker. I’m going to Sam’s to buy a big ol’ industrial sized already popped bag LOL.

    There was a lot of verbal commentary over here I wish you could hear lol.

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    1. Okay, I’m laughing right now. You need to start filming yourself while reading XD You can blame Jonas and Mari themselves for that particular twist, by the way! I honestly wasn’t going to have them have a baby, then they both rolled the “Try for Baby” whim, and I pinned it for a while and thought about it and then was like “… YES let’s fuck up this family tree.” lololololol

      Perhaps this chapter officially pushed me over the line from drama to melodrama… But I hope you enjoyed it regardless XD Thanks for reading

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      1. Melodramatic indeed LOL. I always know where I can be entertained. XD Every legacy needs a “eff it” moment where you go with something for the fun of it…then you regret it and deal with it later LOL.

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    1. You know what’s making me laugh? The next Tobi chapter is called “A Mess”, referring to this insane situation 😛 We all knew the happiness couldn’t last forever, right?

      Thanks for reading!

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    1. Yes, poor Mari is about to pass out LMAO. Can you imagine having a child and grandchild the same age? Or having that grandchild be the child of your ex? Oh goodness. I am so cruel… Hehehe

      And yay for nooboos! They’ve already been born in my game (I am very far ahead haha). 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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  4. To be fair if Stefan didn’t have that fit, I doubt Tobias would have had the guts to actually go through with it and tell them that Colette was pregnant. (Even though even I, a huge fan of Stefan’s, have to admit that Stefan can hardly find this shocking, I mean, Mari and Jonas have been married for years. It’s not really surprising they would want to have kids…)

    Also, this is not entirely fair, but I do think Mari is at least partially responsible for the her kid being an expectant dad. If her and Diego were mature enough to let their kids hang out, they would probably not feel the need to go all the way so quickly and unprepared.

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    1. Yeah, Stefan had a bit of a knee-jerk reaction there. The next chapter is actually a Stefan one, and he will be a bit calmer 😛 But you’re also right that Tobi probably would have chickened out haha (Actually, fun fact — in my original plan, Tobi WASN’T gonna tell them this chapter! He was gonna be too shocked at finding out Mari’s pregnant and seeing Stefan’s over-the-top reaction to say anything. But I decided to just maximize our drama by throwing it all in one hehehe)

      And I do see the point that you’re making at the end there. I definitely don’t think Tobias and Colette would have had sex so quickly if they didn’t fear that they wouldn’t be allowed to see each other anymore. It was just one of those “now or never” kind of moments for both of them. So in that regard, Mari and Diego have a little bit of responsibility… But only the tiniest bit XD Tobi and Colette both have been taught about the importance of protection. Stupid, stupid move on their parents haha

      Thanks for reading!

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  5. Sooo its best I try to describe my reaction with each moment so here goes…

    Tobi told Stefan he got Collete Preggers: Ha!! I knew it….::Yell at husband “Honey I told you so”, hubby rolls eyes::

    Tobi explains the pull out method: Bahahahaahaha ::slaps hand on desk:: agrees that method is archaic at best.

    Stefan says he has his brothers back: Awwweeeee ::hugs her virtual babies::

    Tobi says he has to talk to parents and parents say so do they: ::places hands on sides and says “wtf whats happening here?” shift my eyes back and forth warily::

    Parents say “surprise there is a baby in my uterus!”: WTF!! OMG!! HAHAHAHA Awesome, and here I thought Mari’s biological clock was spent…

    Stefan Yells at parents: ::hands Stefan a chill pill – then hugs Jonas – then gets kicked by Mari::

    Parents finally know about Tobi: Screams with laughter with Mari’s eyeball screenshot….Mari flips me the bird::

    Yes so many emotions and reactions to this chapter LMAO!

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    1. OMG Lee you are my favorite ❤ I just started laughing out loud reading your comment and my dad stared at me XD Maybe you need to start filming yourself while reading hehehehehe

      (And regarding Mari's biological clock… Remember that she had the twins when she was just 20, and now they're 16. So Mari's only 36. Plenty of time for nooboos! (My mom had me when she was 40 and my sis-in-law is 42 and just had a baby in September, actually :P)

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  6. ‘Even you aren’t that dumb, Tobi.’ First of all that is arguable mentioned in earlier comments in earlier chapters. Secondly, Colette’s baby’s uncle/aunt is going to be almost the same age as him/her, if not older. Finally the face Tobi pulled when he said Colette was pregnant was just brilliant.

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    1. Hahaha yeah, the family tree is going to be just a tad messed up now 😉 And I love the faces TS4 sims make! They are so expressive. It’s great for really dramatic moments like this hehehe

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    1. Hahaha Stefan definitely had a knee-jerk reaction to this one… We’ll see how he feels about it after he’s calmed down some! (And yes… The shit has most definitely hit the fan… Hahaha)

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  7. I wondered if Mari and Jonas would ever have children of their own. The timing is too perfect for drama. I really thought they were going to tell Tobi he could see Colette. And then It was Uh oh. And what about I got your back? Stefan threw Tobi under the bus because he was jealous. But it was a shock to him. He is too much like his mother. Good chapter

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    1. Yeah, Stefan kinda freaked haha. And the timing was quite convenient, wasn’t it? 😉 Thank you for reading! 🙂

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  8. OH MY GOSH! *melts into puddle* I did not see that coming! But YAY! Nooboos! Is this a hint that the #TemaToCo ship won’t sink, just get into a huge storm?

    Mari, you need to tell your kids the truth!

    Well. For once, I’m speechless.

    Can’t wait for the next update! 🙂

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  9. Oh gosh. This was…. Dramatic.

    I’m actually really happy for Mari and Jonas. But Tobi … Poor Tobi, he’s so upset. I hope they’ll work things out.. I’d write a longer comment but I still need time to process this lol

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    1. Hahaha any length comment is fine! 😛 I know it’s a lot of drama at once XD I am happy for them too, despite everything. Thanks for reading 🙂

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    1. LOL at your doge reference XD

      And yeah… It must run in the family XD Both Tobi and Colette are the product of accidental pregnancies… Hmm… hahahaha

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        1. Hahaha yeah, remember that Diego got another girl pregnant and that was what led to all of this! Colette was the baby haha

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    1. I definitely went a little crazy here Hahahaha Yes, the family tree is about to get super complicated! Eek! And I hope he’s a good father too!!!

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    1. Hahaha we are still on 3 😉 And hopefully we’ll have some resolution even before then 😛 But we’ll see! I’m excited you got caught up. Thank you for reading, CT! ❤

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    1. Things definitely got extreme over here haha and that dinner was certainly a disaster! And Stefan was quite blunt with that line of questioning, huh? Hahaha 😛

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    1. I freaking love that you are basically stalking my story XD We have a bit of a “break” this week. No update today (Monday) or Wednesday… Then I have some daily updates again Thursday! ^_^

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      1. The reason why I’m so crazy about not only this story, but also Dust2Dust, is that you write your characters so well. You make them come to life, give them personality and stay true to them. It makes us fall in love with every character you make/add to your story. There are no greater words 😉

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    1. Hahaha thanks, I liked springing that on people like that (And Jonas = ❤ ❤ ❤ Hahahaha he is totally the rock of this family… and he's not even a Rosebrook :P)

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  10. Thank you!!!! I still remember how difficult this one was to screenshot, so I appreciate your compliment very much! ^_^

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  11. Hahahaha yup, a very small world 😉 I think the best part is that Mari and Jonas having a child together wasn’t even in my original plan! But while playing and screenshotting, they both rolled the “try for baby” whim at the same time and I was like “OMG should I do it?! Yes… yes I should.” haha And I’m so glad! I wont’ give anything away of course, but in Gen 4, Mari and Jonas’ child is one of my favorite characters. I can’t imagine the story without them now ^_^

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  12. WOah!

    I really like Stefan. I don’t what to say. I mean I don’t think Mari and Jonas thought about how announcement would effect the boys, otherwise they wouldn’t have been so surprised.

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    1. I think Mari and Jonas had kind of deluded themselves into thinking the boys would be happy about it. But obviously they gave Stefan too much credit hehe (dont’ get me wrong, I adore Stefan. But the kid is literally a hot-head, so… :P)

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  13. SO THEY DIDN’T USE PROTECTION

    Also, loved the screenshot of Tobias and Stefan sitting on the bed in awkward silence – it was so perfect!

    Also, do you have a hat or something filled with plot twists that you randomly select all the while cackling evilly? (If so, it’s a very effective method for story-telling)

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