5.60: Roadblock

What the hell am I gonna do?

I feel like I’ve been slapped in the fucking face or something… But by what? A betrayal? The truth? Both?! Damn it, I don’t even know anymore!

Greg threw a lot of shit at me yesterday. First he goes behind my back and changes the menu without asking me. Then he talks down to me and ignores me, just like he always does!  But… what he said almost made sense this time, I guess? Shit, I dunno!

I mean… he kinda has a point, right? I’ve admitted it before — I really don’t know what I’m doing with all this business stuff… And he does. Before I met him, I’d been doing a ton of research about that side of things on my own. I wasn’t sure I’d actually find a business partner. I thought I’d have to end up figuring it all out by myself… So I guess I do know some stuff, but I’ve never actually USED any of it. I’m not even sure where I’d start if I had to do this on my own.

I thought I was so lucky when I finally found someone willing to help with my restaurant. But as soon as I did, it stopped being MY restaurant anymore… It became OURS. And I was okay with that, at first. I could deal with “my” becoming “ours”, as long as part of it still belonged to me. But lately, it’s not even feeling like that anymore. It feels like it’s HIS. I’m just his puppet slaving away in the kitchen while I let him pull all the strings.

He doesn’t see it that way of course. Not exactly. Greg says I need him. He says I can’t do it on my own… And that all he’s trying to do is help me. Yeah right!

I guess I’m a lot more willing to believe the first part than the second.

I mean, it’s possible he THINKS he’s helping me, in his weird-as-fuck Greg-way… But it’s also possible that it’s all talk too. Like, manipulative, I guess. That’s how it feels, at least. And I sure as hell don’t like it.

This isn’t what I signed up for. This is supposed to be making me happy. And at first, I thought it was. But it’s not. It really isn’t.

So now I have a decision to make, I guess. Maybe one of the hardest decisions of my entire life. — Do I stay? Or go?

I keep changing my mind.

I mean, if I stay with Greg, I at least know we’re making money and that I’m working with someone who knows what they’re doing. Our profits have been great so far, and the customers have really loved my food. The staff is great too. We’re a great team, and I love working with all of them.

But no matter how hard I try, I just can’t make the restaurant REALLY feel like it’s mine. I’ve been lying to myself for the past few months, trying to convince myself I was okay with it all. But it honestly doesn’t feel all that different from working at the Bistro with Denise. I have a lot more say in the kitchen now, sure. We’re using my recipes. And I’ve always wanted that, more than anything.

But that’s not all I wanted. If it was, I would have applied for a head chef position somewhere. I would have been satisfied just running the kitchen… And I’m not.

The other option is leaving… But there’d be no guarantee I wouldn’t crash and burn this time around without Greg’s help. It’d be a huge risk, and I’d be giving up a hell of a lot… But I’d be able to stick to MY plan and MY vision. I could do things on my terms. And it would be my restaurant, just like I’ve always dreamed of.

But it’s not like walking away would be easy. Not by a long shot. Greg made sure of that, actually.

See, at first, I was thinking of maybe offering to buy Greg out… But I know he doesn’t want that. He wants to keep the company, and all the profits too… So I scrapped that idea pretty quickly. Then I started thinking of maybe offering to let HIM buy ME out… Take my money back and just start over, y’know? But would it really be that easy? Is a buy-out even an option?

I still haven’t made a final decision, but I decided to meet with Onkel Auggy and talk to him about all that legal crap, just in case. He told me I need to dig out my copy of the business agreement Greg and I signed so I can figure out what my options for leaving are. And… yeah, I should have figured that out on my own huh?

I’d never really given that agreement a lot of thought. Greg and I went over SO much together when we were finalizing all the restaurant stuff. When it finally came time to sign all the papers, I… God, I’m so fucking stupid.

I didn’t actually read any of it. I just trusted what Greg told me. But now I really, REALLY wish I didn’t.

I looked over our contract last night, and I found the part about “dissolving the partnership”. It says that if either of us wants to step away at any time, we’re allowed to… But we forfeit our entire investment if we do. We walk away with NOTHING.

God fucking damn it.

Mama and Papa left me a little less than two million euros when they died… Nothing compared to the millions Opa has stashed away, but definitely more money than I could probably ever need in my lifetime. And I’ve put a little over a third of that into this restaurant. It all piles up so damn fast!

And guess what? If I walk away, I lose all of it.

I mean yeah, I’d still have over a million left. Still more than I’d probably ever need… But losing one third of my inheritance?! It makes me feel sick. Mama and Papa wouldn’t have wanted me to just throw it all away. Especially if it means risking even more of it. What if I put the rest into a new restaurant and it ends up crashing and burning? Then I’ll have nothing.

I don’t know what I’m gonna do. I really don’t. But I’ve given myself a deadline to figure it all out.

Hope’s coming back to Windenburg for a shoot in two weeks (guess she decided to warn me this time). We’ve been talking about it for a few days, and we already made plans to see each other before she heads back to San Myshuno.

I’ve already promised myself to make a decision about Greg and the restaurant before then. How else will I be able to focus on her while she’s here? I still haven’t forgotten about Dr. Hall’s question. It’s the next big decision I’ve gotta make before I can move forward, I think. I just can’t keep letting all this stuff eat away at me. I can’t.

I’ve been working so hard this past year trying to be a better person y’know? A stronger one.  A more confident one. And I really felt like I was on the right path… But then all this stuff with Greg and Hope started piling up. It’s like it made a giant roadblock or something. A huge pile of shit standing in my way and keeping me from moving forward with my life.

So what do I do now? Turn around and head back the way I came? Sit there in the middle of the road crying about it for the rest of my life?

No.

I’ve gotta find a way to get past it, one way or another.

——————————–

I really hope everyone doesn’t hate me for this (especially accidentally leaving it on something of a cliffhanger)…

But as of today, Ashes to Ashes is going on a short hiatus. 😦

I don’t want anyone to panic. I intend for it to be less than a month. Maybe two or three weeks? Not entirely sure right now. I know oftentimes when an author takes a “hiatus”, it ends up being permanent. But I can promise you that I have every intention of returning. I love this story too much and I can’t stay away for too long. I just need a little break.

As for why, I will be honest with everyone — I’ve been experiencing a lot of stress/drama surrounding this story over the past month or so, which has resulted in me feeling pretty upset and discouraged. That’s the biggest reason for this short break (though would you believe I’ve never taken one since I started this story back in December of 2015?! So I guess, stress aside, this is long overdue!)

I still have so many plans for the future of this story, I just want to take a couple weeks to relax, de-stress, and re-evaluate a bit before I come back to writing it. I guess this chapter really ‘spoke’ to me while I was writing it… I am dealing with a ‘roadblock’ of my own right now haha. And, like Zayne, I need to figure out how to get past it 🙂

I thank all of you so much for sticking with my story. It means so much to me ❤

I’ll miss you all these next few weeks! I’ll still be in my thread over on the sims forums, so feel free to stop by there for a visit or drop me a PM while you wait for A2A to return!

Much love to everyone. ❤

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79 Responses to 5.60: Roadblock

  1. Senna says:

    I have all these things to say about Zayne’s shenanigans, but I can’t word them all properly, so:

    Zayne, you moron. You should’ve read the papers before you signed them. Now you either need to cut your losses (no I don’t care that it’s inheritance money. You know the saying: a fool and his money are soon parted) or find a way to get Greg to forfeit, if that makes any difference.

    Otherwise, you’re pretty much in limbo here.

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  2. DanaColourful says:

    I hope both you and zayne make it safely past your roadblocks.

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  3. OnyxRaven says:

    I personally think Zayne should leave and start anew, being as how he has so much money still, but that might be a bit too hard for him. Have a nice break!!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I think this is a good hope to have for him… but it won’t be easy, like you said! We’ll see in a few weeks 🙂 Thanks for your well-wishes!

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  4. peaoorko says:

    Okay, so I’m not Zaying at fault for the whole debacle-that’s obvious- but it really makes me wthink Greg is fishy. If his intentions were honest, he-being more expirienced and all- would give Zayne the time to go over the contract before signing.
    That was a definition of irresponsible, but well- Zayne’s feeling bad enough without me kicking him.
    Does this damned agreement say what power each of the partners have? Maybe Zayne can retaliete somehow. It’s relief he’s not giving up. Therapy’s working !
    I will miss A2A a lot. Enjoy your vacation. ❤ for you and Zayne

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I like Zaying as a verb… 😂 Hehehe Yeah, he was a huge moron to not read the contract, and Greg was a huge dick for letting him!

      Glad you see Zayne’s progress 🙂 The Zayne Hope broke up with would have probably curled into a ball and felt sorry for himself after all this… but this new Zayne isn’t giving up 🙂

      I will miss you too! Thanks for the love! Right back at you ❤

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  5. peaoorko says:

    *nit saying Zayne’ not at fault. He his, his pretty braind tole his hand to sign it.

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  6. Trip says:

    “What if I put the rest into a new restaurant and it ends up crashing and burning?”

    “crashing and burning”

    Not too soon anymore? 😛

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  7. maladi777 says:

    He didn’t read the agreement… Out of all mistakes he had done this is by far the worst. I see it clearly now. Eun wasn’t nearly as thorough as he should have been, teaching him the lesson about trusting strangers.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Zayne is incredibly foolish. Greg manipulated him so much that Zayne ended up trusting him blindly (which was definitely a HUGE mistake)

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    I’m disappointed that we won’t get any more of this story for a while, but you should certainly take all the time you need, Citizen! I believe Zayne is going to get through this, and so will you!

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  9. skcaga6 says:

    I’m glad he is finally realizing he has options. May not be the best options, but still…

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  10. witchazard says:

    Dark WitcHazard: Hahahahahahaha! He signed a contract with looking over what it entails sounds like someone we know!(eyes Shipper)

    Shipper WitcHazard: That was a one time mistake that I made five times! Don’t judge what about the contract you made with your friend?(wiggles eyebrows)

    Dark: Well when I got sick of it I just killed him can’t use the contract against me if he’s dead! Which Zayne Vulture’s previous offer still stands!

    Anti Shipper: If a hot Mrs. White did this I wouldn’t mind but Greg really he looks like a sly fox you have to keep away from your chickens!

    Lady WitcHazard: Well Citizen I think a few weeks to yourself is a wonderful idea! Enjoy your break!💗

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha I appreciate that the WitcHazards have made some mistakes regarding contracts too 😉 And thank you for the kind words about my break ❤

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  11. *Hozay Repair Submarine*

    Ah, isn’t it so nice. She’s coming back to visit Zayne. The repairs are going to be magnificent.

    “Yeah, but what about….”

    *Waves off shipmate* Oh, we have the torpedoes armed and ready. We’ll fire it here soon, maybe when Citizen isn’t looking. Yes, we have a couple of weeks to torment and torpedo that Greg…

    “But that also means the repairs won’t be done for at least a few weeks!”

    Patience. Besides, we take breaks all the time.

    (Don’t worry about the story, Citizen. Worry about yourself first. That’s why I could never stick to a schedule. I never want to be worn out or stressed about something I love so much, and at one point I was like that with my Sims 3 story. So, take a break, relax, and find some other stuff to do until you are ready to return.)

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha thank you, orangeplumbob! I appreciate your encouragement ❤️ (and the positivity of that repair crew, as always!)

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  12. kaffepigen says:

    Has Zayne been working out? He looks buff 😍 tbh i hope he leaves. This isn’t his dream. He needs to chase his dream!

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  13. iveretree says:

    Daww I’ll miss the story, but take all the time you need 🙂
    It’s very satisfying to see a Zayne who isn’t going to just roll over. I reckon he needs to drop out and get his own back by starting a more popular restaurant that steals all Greg’s customers.

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    • iveretree says:

      Also, I don’t know if I have just not noticed previously, but is Zayne the biggest sweater we’ve had as an heir thus far?

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you for understanding! I promise I’ll be back mid-June! And yes, Zayne is learning to have a spine at last! Haha the Zayne we had in the last arc would probably have curled up in a ball feeling sorry for himself if this happened to him. He’s getting there, slowly but surely! ^_^ Thank you so much for reading!

      And Zayne is the #2 swearer… Mari currently holds that crown 😉

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  14. sourocha1 says:

    Is not like Zayne will be in poverty, thought…the rosebrooks don’t have that much luck when it comed to life in general…but, they do in relation to work!Zayne will either have to give up his dream, and start again, or, be rich, and focus online having the joy out of other things…And really, Zayne? You have to read stuff! Business is like magic: It Always comes with a price…And take your time! The story is yours, And if you need a break, you need a break!

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  15. NoaLyn says:

    Wow, I can’t believe Ashes to Ashes is going on over a year already! :O Enjoy your time off, you and your health are more important than the story 🙂

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  16. Jes2G says:

    (sigh) Zayne…
    I can’t waste words on him right now LOL. So disappointing.

    As for you, yay for the break! Breaks are good. Breaks are needed. I hope you take them periodically from now on. Your reasons may be different from mine, but it doesn’t erase the fact that we’re not robots. However long you decide to stay away, when you come back, you’ll be glad you took the break. I hope your time away is restful, and you come away with everything you need. Take care!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Yeah, Brat Prince is a special kind of stupid… READ the contract, Zayne. God. Ugh.

      And thank you very much for your kind words about the break. Something told me you would approve! 😉

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  17. bennihickschloe says:

    Take care of you…. we’ll see you and your amazing story when you’re ready to come back! xox

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  18. gilplum says:

    It’s no good to be stressed and working on big projects like this!! Trust me, that’s why I started online school compared to being with actual people because that stresses me out to the point of breakdowns. Take as much time as you need to de-stress, and RELAX!! none of us will be upset with your choice because we all love this story and its writer equally and we want to make sure you’re well before you get physically sick from all the stress!

    Now, on to Zayne. Once again, I want to smack that boy in the back of the head! It was incredibly stupid of him not to read over the paperwork, even if he had been doing a lot of work before hand! Jeez, he barely could’ve made this any worse for himself, seems to me he’s up plum creek without a paddle! And yes, money is important, and he shouldn’t have used so much of his inheritance- it should have been equal amounts inheritance and earned money- but it’s too late now! He needs to Man up, and tell George what’s what! Joce and the others will be there for him and will try to probably help him as much as they can because they know its his dream, the dummy.

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  19. Simslover163 says:

    I have not much to say about Zayne’s situation other than it’s disappointing.

    About your break, it’s great that you’re taking one! You and your health are more important that your story! This can also give you the opportunity to catch up on any readings you’re behind. I’m currently on vacation for about 3 months, so I put my stories on hold so that I can relax, unwind, and if time permits, catch up on any SimLit I’m behind. It’s unbelievable that A2A has been around for over a year! I’ll miss reading this story, but take the time you need for your break. 🙂

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  20. Erin says:

    I hope your break is restful, productive, and inspiring. Self care is a good thing! We’ll miss you, but take as much time as you need.

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  21. crstasse says:

    You’ve been going non-stop at this story and I’m impressed!!! As one writer to another I know how taxing a long story can be and we all need a break from it at times!! Enjoy your break, and go live life!! Of course I’m going to miss this wonderful story of yours which I look SO forward to with eager anticipation. But breaks are important and you deserve one!
    Sorry I’ve not reviewed the last couple of chapters but I’ve been out camping up North of Western Australia and there is no internet in the national parks there. My break from life 🙂 We all need them from time to time.
    I also know how taxing teaching is too, as I’ve been one myself for the last 12 years.
    As for this story of yours, I can’t even begin to express how much I’ve loved it and I know some people are really critical of the characters (I think you are always going to get an element of that, people just have different perspectives depending on their beliefs and values) but I love your characters flaws and all. I am especially fond of Zayne. He is probably my favourite character and he does look deliciously buffed in this chapter 🙂 I think I like him the most because I find I can relate with his real life struggles in finding himself and where his niche in life is. But I also think it’s the dedication and loving care that you put into your characters that makes this story such a pleasure to read!!
    I think Zayne was just so keen to get a restaurant up and running that he didn’t think about reading the fine print on the contract!! I’m guilty of doing that myself!! Too trusting and just not thinking! I get the feeling that both Greg and Hope are kind of blocking him in. I don’t know how I feel about Hope seeing him again? I’m not sure if that is a good thing for Zayne or not? I think it makes it harder for him to move on, but I do love the two of them together so I do have mixed feelings about where their relationship is going to go. Part of me feels that Zayne might be better off with someone who is not so career driven?
    I eagerly await for the return of this story!
    Have fun!!!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      This comment was so wonderful, thank you so much! I appreciate the very sweet words about my story and characters (Zayne is one of my favorites too, so I’m so glad he’s one of yours as well!). It definitely brought a smile to my face! 🙂 I think this break is going to be very good for me… I promise it’ll just be a couple of weeks!

      You are very right — Zayne was excited and too trustworthy and just blindly signed without even thinking! And I 100% understand the conflicted feelings about Hope and Zayne… I think most of us have them (even me! 😛 ). The first chapter when I return from my break will show what happens when she comes to visit, so we’ll see 😉

      Thanks you so much for reading! And I hope you’ve enjoyed your camping. It sounds lovely ❤ 🙂

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  22. O'jenn says:

    Okay this is going to sound really weird but…. I am so glad you are taking a break. You deserve it, you deserve some time to yourself and this story is huge stretching over so many generations. I personally say take whatever time you need and just relax. No planning! (Boy do I sound like a hypocrite lol) But no seriously take this time and I hope Zayne comes back stronger and ready to push through this. You two will do just fine I think.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much for your support, Jenn! ❤ I can't promise no planning 😉 But I can promise relaxing, and that Zayne and I will do just fine ^_^ Thank you again!

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  23. Brass Buckles says:

    Stress and drama? Is someone being awful about the story or something? I mean, I have opinions about the cast and the stuff that goes on, but attacking the writer over the characters/story is a big no-no in my book–even if the writing is terrible (and yours is the opposite of terrible!).

    As for what’s going on in the story… I have a simple solution for Zayne, though it might hurt him. Make everything horrible. Make GREG want to walk away and cut him off. But then customers might not be too happy…

    Alternatively, show up on the weekend and start redoing things the way he wants them. If he stays calm and pushes back hard enough, Greg is likely to get pissed off and, of course, cave.

    And we’re back in abuse territory (from Greg). I know not everyone will agree, but that kind of emotional manipulation and control is considered abusive. Just take it out of the context of a business partnership… picture it in a romantic relationship. “I know what’s best and you don’t. I don’t need you but you need me.” … Yyyup. Greg is a snake…

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Yeah, it was a lot of things Brass Buckles (yes, including a personal attack from someone :-/) so I just need some time to step away. Thank you for your support!

      I like your ideas for how to deal with Greg! They are creative (and sneaky, which is fun 😛 ) I wonder if Zayne is brave enough to take things that far though? We will find out when I come back in a few weeks!

      Thank you so much for reading, as always ❤

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  24. I’m trying to be supportive and patient, so I’m not gonna whine about how much I’ll miss the story while you’re on hiatus!!! wah wah wah <—- that's my whining 😉

    Seriously though, if you feel you need the break, I'm glad you're taking it. I agree with what everyone else has said, self-care is always a good idea. We'll just be over here on pins and needles, excited to see that therapy pay off and see Zayne handle his business.

    I just want to bop him on the head. There was always a risk of him losing the money, but I suppose it would've been more palatable to lose it because the restaurant failed because his business partner didn't do good. Maybe it's harder because the mistake was on his part, and not a part of an expected restaurant risk.

    Seeing as how this restaurant is his big life's dream, he needs to accept the monetary risk. There's nothing else he'd do with the money, it has to be this. It will be his legacy. Harder won than other family members, sure, but it will be all his.

    Did I mention how I could bop him on the head?? He can only learn lessons the hard way, haha. No therapy can fix that. My grandfather, husband, and several cousins can attest to that being a life-long trait!

    Just so you know, it took me so long to write this comment. Work is busy, and also I'm in my feelings because I'm so angry at Greg and worried about Zayne, and worried about their creator. 🙂

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      You’re so wonderful, Cece ❤ Please do not worry about Zayne or me… We'll both be okay 😉

      Zayne definitely deserves a good bop on the head right now! You make a great point about how the loss would feel different if it was 100% Greg's fault… But it's not. And Zayne knows that. And it makes it even more upsetting for him… But… I guess he was asking for this by being a doofus and not dreading the dang contract! Hahaha This boy definitely loves learning the hard way — you're right!

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  25. lisabeesims says:

    I am so sorry you’re feeling stressed and discouraged over your story. A time of refreshment is good and I know you have a heart for this simmy family so not too worried. I’m nowhere near as “big” you are in the simlit world but one thing that I did find is that I had to be real with balancing what I thought needed/should to put out and what I was able to put out. So not giving permission LOL but just encouraging take all the time you need to get your head back and we will all still be here.

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  26. Silver lining for Zayne: He’s learning that a bump in the road isn’t the end of the world, and that a crossroads doesn’t mean getting stuck, you just have to go a different direction. You make a mistake, you own it, and you move on. 😀

    Enjoy your hiatus Citizen, you definitely deserve it. ❤

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      He is definitely learning an important lesson here, yes! 🙂 Hopefully he will be able to move on from this gracefully, whatever path he chooses!

      And thank you very much for your well-wishes. ❤

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  27. Good luck with your roadblock. I’m sure you’ll overcome it. As for Zayne why doesn’t he ask his best friend to become a partner. The accountant guy. He may be helpful.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      That’s a great thought about Dom… we’ll see! 🙂 And thank you for your well-wishes! The story should be returning in about two weeks ^_^

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  28. raerei says:

    I really like how you wrote the conflict between Greg and Zayne, there was just enough sense in what he was saying to keep Zayne doubting. And it grew pretty slowly as a problem, at first it could have been Zayne just overreacting. And that’s a really tough decision. Def. go talk to Gus again (HI AUGGY!!) and see if there’s anything you can do, but I’m guessing he had lawyers on his side when he wrote the contract.

    I hope he leaves, even if it means leaving the money. Poor guy we finally got him to admit he needs help and we throw this at him.

    Hope you come back refreshed from the hiatus, with lots of fun ups and downs in store for us.

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  29. nichole1011 says:

    Hello! I think this might be my first comment…or maybe my 5th…lol who knows! Anyway! I was brought to your story by way of OrangePlumbob a few months ago and I just wanted to tell you I nominated you for the Liebster Award. I know Orange already nominated you but I only read two stories…yours and hers.

    I know you are taking a break and I 100% support it. My story doesn’t have any readers and I’m taking a break lol. But I just wanted to take the time to say that I absolutely love your story. Each chapter brings me back in. Honestly I think Zayne is my favorite so far because he’s so perfectly imperfect. He KNOWS he has shit he needs to fix and he’s trying, one piece at a time. He’s gone through some shit and he has this huge support system and sometimes it still isn’t enough. He’s so real and I really really love that. He’s not a cookie-cutter male who only does 1 wrong thing and then his life is perfect. He’s HUMAN (well…sim) and it’s just….sorry. I’m going off on a tangent. ANYWAY. I love your story and I sincerely hope you come back from your break refreshed and ready to send me 25 new Zayne chapters! Maybe Zayne&Hope because LAWD I love theeeeem! 😀 The couple I loved this much were Mark and Joce and they ended up happily ever after so I hold hope in my heart. Oh man, did I just pun on accident? Okay. This turned into a lot more than I meant it too. Thank you for inspiring me and for giving me a reason to check my email. ❤

    -Nichole1011

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hello! Yes, I think this is your first comment, so thank you ^_^ I really appreciate the Liebster nomination. That’s so sweet of you! I often end up forgetting to do those award posts so I apologize in advance if I do it again 😂 But I appreciate it all the same (and I will check out your blog to read your post for sure 😀 )

      Thank you for your kind words about Zayne and my story too. They mean a lot! 🙂 I sincerely appreciate that you have taken the time to read my story, and am very touched that you’ve been enjoying it so much.

      Thank you again ❤

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    • I hearby make you skipper of the HoZay Repair Submarine!

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  30. Bugsie2016 says:

    Zayne, you have a lawyer as a uncle, it’s like free advice, you should definitely have asked him to check it. But nothing can change it. What is done is done.

    @CitizenErased14 Have you considered Greun yet? No pressure, just want to know. Since they have both done bad things to Zayne now, they quote on quote ‘deserve each other’.

    Also, this is a bit late, but time for 2 quotes because I found one and instantly thought of this chapter:
    ‘Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right’ applies to either choice.’
    and another that has been one of my favourite quotes for about 3 years;
    ‘Don’t wait for the storm to pass; you gotta learn to dance in the rain’ translates-ish into ‘Don’t wait for things to happen, you have to be the one to make a move.’

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