3.33: Hiding Something

There’s something REALLY fucking weird going on.

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I’m not really sure quite when it all started, exactly.

At first, it was little things, I guess. Tobi and Stefan seemed so stressed, y’know? Anxious, almost. Especially around each other.

For a while, I was able to convince myself it was normal… I mean, Tobi’s always tense when the season starts back up, especially with all the pressure and media attention that comes with it. And now with a baby on the way, well… Clearly he’s got a lot on his mind.

Same with Stefan. Graduation, job-hunting, a nasty breakup (thank God – I hated that bitch). It’s a lot to deal with, right?

And then Jonas and I have been trying to handle Clara’s little “rebellious phase”, as we’re calling it (also known as “oh-God-she’s-almost-as-bad-as-me-at-that-age-I-should-go-hug-my-parents-and-apologize”). So yeah, we’ve had a lot going on ourselves…

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But I’ve still been worried about the two of them. And so has Jonas.

But every time I brought it up, they’d just keep telling me they were fine. My first instinct was to be skeptical, of course. I mean, I spent nearly a year of my life telling my parents I was “fine” every day when I wasn’t… Pretty fucking far from it, actually. But I just kept watching, and there really didn’t seem to be any signs of anything serious going on, y’know? So I trusted them.

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But now I’m thinking maybe I shouldn’t have.

Because then, just when things started to get better with Clara, they got worse with the boys.

Like, WAY fucking worse.

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When I came home from work last week, there were a couple papparazzi hanging around on the street outside. That was an immediate red flag for me – for all the crap they give Tobi when he’s out and about, they’re usually pretty good about staying away from our house. So I threatened to call the police, of course. But they knew it was an empty threat… They weren’t technically on our property, after all. Damn.

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Then as I was walking into the house, one of them shouted out to me – asked who had attacked my son?! What?!

So I go bursting through the front door, and Tobi and Stefan are standing there covered in cuts and bandages giving me some BS story about falling down the stairs.

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Do they think I was born yesterday or something?

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what really happened… Hell, the local tabloids are already talking about it. One douchebag in the hospital waiting area posts a picture on Twitter and the next thing you know, it’s news.

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I just couldn’t believe it… I mean, my Stefan’s always had quite the temper… Just like me, unfortunately. But to hurt his own brother? What the Hell could have happened?! But no matter how many times I’ve asked, they won’t back down from their stupid stair excuse.

So all I could really do was brace myself for the shitstorm that was sure to follow…

Except it didn’t.

The next thing I know, they’re acting like nothing happened – Laughing, smiling, joking…

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What the fuck?

There’s still some tension between them, I guess. But… almost a good sort of tension. Like there’s this excitement…. Or anticipation, maybe?

This is all just so damn weird. And now, whenever I bring it up to Jonas, he’s telling me there’s nothing to worry about! What gives? Just a few weeks ago he was panicking too…

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They’re hiding something.

I know it.

But what?

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Thank you to JoieWilder for writing Josh’s letter! (And if you had a hard time reading it, click to see it full size 🙂 )

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50 Responses to 3.33: Hiding Something

  1. raerei says:

    Aw such happy faces! Clicks picture to ember as I fear it won’t last.

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  2. Senna says:

    I bet Mari’s thinking she’s in the Twilight Zone, or something.

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  3. sonniejj says:

    Yaaaay I’m so excited that they got such a positive response! So happy for them. Josh is such a sweetheart.

    Mari though… When she finds out what they’ve been up to behind her back, and even Jonas keeping it secret from her, shit’s gonna go down…

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Yes, Josh’s response was wonderful! ^_^ But Mari is definitely not gonna be happy! As for Jonas, I don’t think he’s gonna wait much Longer before he insists the boys say something… Hopefully Mari won’t flip? Haha

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  4. kaffepigen says:

    :0 woohoo! They got a reply, yes! And an awesome one it is! He seems very nice and a but nervous about the whole situation, which is quite understandable. I love how shrewd mari is. She’s not buying the innocent act at all! Love this!

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  5. Simslover163 says:

    Hooray!! Yay!!! I’m so thrilled about Josh’s response and that the boys were happy to hear from him!

    About Mari, she’s kind of suspicious about what’s going on with the boys. Put on your detective coat, detective hat, and boots, Mari! You got some searching to do and heads up, you’ll flip out when you discover what the boys have been up to.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha yeah, Mari’s reaction will certainly be interesting… We’ll see what happens! I’m definitely happy for the boys about the letter though 🙂

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  6. Oh wow! They are happy, but a shitstorm is going to go down with Mari…she really doesn’t need anymore stress boys 😦

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  7. Jes2G says:

    Yes, Mari. PLEASE go hug and apologize to your parents because you were a doozy! lol

    Somehow I wasn’t expecting his response to be so upbeat, you know? I mean, I don’t know him, and I wasn’t expecting him to be defensive or anything. But, it almost sounds like he’s glad about it lol. That’s cool I guess.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha if you read Joie’s legacy *poke poke hint hint* you might understand XD Josh is a great guy (even has the “good” trait haha) and has always wanted children (in fact, his desire for children is a plot point in the legacy that greatly affects one of his romantic relationships).

      Even though Josh (at this point in time) is already married with children, the news that he has even MORE kids he never knew about would be a huge surprise, but probably not an entirely unwelcome one.

      Of course, he’s Joie’s character, not mine! But I am speaking in her behalf here 😛

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    • JoieWilder says:

      Like Citizen said, Josh has the good trait (as well as cheerful!), so even though I write him with a hot headed streak, he really is a very good person. If they had been asking for money or lacking evidentiary support, Josh’s reaction would’ve been dramatically different; being a public figure, he’s had his share of paternity suits, but they’ve always been nothing but BS because he’s faithful to his wife. He remembers Mari, though, and all the boy’s evidence lines up with his memories, so he really can’t deny the plausibility. And he’s not the kind of person who could walk away from his offspring, whether he’s already missed twenty years of their lives or not.

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      • Jes2G says:

        Yeah, I get all that. That’s not what I meant. It was the tone of his letter I was referring to. Now knowing he’s good, cheerful, and loves/wants kids explains the happiness in his tone.

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  8. maladi777 says:

    Can’t wait to see Josh and the boys together, even if it is only for a moment.

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  9. Spottydog714 says:

    *jumps around in an excited and hyper way* Oooo! YES! And boys, you really need to tell your mother what happened. Otherwise this will end badly! And also, *runs outside and beats paparazzi round the face with a hardback copy of ‘The Complete Works Of Shakespeare’* You leave Tobi and Stefan alone! I love Josh at this moment in time! He’s being so awesome!

    And also, are the cuts and bandages cc?

    Love the update!

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  10. I am so glad they got such a good response. And honestly, I don’t really care what Mari has to say. This is more about her sons and them wanting to understand the pieces of themselves that aren’t Rosebrook. She didn’t know who their father was so it wasn’t as if she kept them purposely from him but now that they know who he is they have every right to meet him. Esp. Stefan because finding out who his papa was has been so integral to who he is.

    Even Jonas understands they love him and his role in their life can never be replaced but that they deserve to know Josh. This isn’t about Mari and hopefully she won’t be selfish and realize this makes her sons happy and that’s what should matter. But this is Mari.

    Okay. I am done ranting. Lol

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    • kaffepigen says:

      Except that she actually did suspect who their father was when she saw the baseball card.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahahaha you bring up excellent points! But perhaps your most important point of all is that, yes… This is Mari haha. Her major insecurity issues will not be helped by this development, methinks… (And yes, Jonas is understanding… But also pretty jealous… He just chooses to hide it XD)

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  11. audreyfld says:

    I am on vacation in Mexico and logged in to see if there was a an update. Boy was there!!!! :). Now let’s all go sit down with Mari, Jonas included because he was in on this and break it to her gently. Then Mari, go hug your parents and apologize,

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  12. Yay! That’s one problem solved, time to brace myself for the next!

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  13. Farbkleckswelten says:

    You know that Mari is truly upset when she falls back into her old habit of swearing a lot. Poor thing. But I’m happy that the twins are getting to know their father. Now they’ll only have to let Mari know…

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Haha very true! Mari has a bit of a potty mouth in general, but it always comes out full-force when she’s really mad (or slipping back into her self-esteem/self-hatred issues! But thankfully this is not a case of that!). I’m happy for the boys too though! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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  14. lisabeesims says:

    woo woo! Even if he turns out to be a cad it is always better to know where you come from 🙂

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  15. JLBDreams16 says:

    I’m happy for the boys, but I wonder how Mari will react. After all, it’s the whole household that’s kept her in the dark and she has a temper. Jonas might even be in the doghouse since he’s also kept silent.

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  16. cathytea says:

    Tears of joy! And now I see why you love Josh so much. From kind of a selfish youth, he grows into a gracious, honest, and good man .

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha very true, I have the luxury of “knowing” 50-year-old Josh (and so do my readers… now including you! :D). I’m glad you’re so happy! This was a heartwarming moment for me (and for Stefan and Tobi!)

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  17. OH! 😀 That was more than I’d even hoped!

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  18. EmmaLeeXOXO_C says:

    So boys, one question. When are you going to tell your mom??

    Liked by 1 person

  19. theceltygirly says:

    YAY!!!!

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