The Secrets We Keep

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
The next generation of the 'Learning' and 'Old Roots' series are all grown up. Join them as they stumble along to mature and live their uncertain futures. Love, deception and forgiveness is included along the way. How can there not be when their parents have all gone through it? Enjoy. :)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Submitted: March 31, 2017

This chapter is mostly to tell you what is happening with everybody at the moment. Next chapter will be more like a chapter, if that makes sense. :)
Sorry in advance, there is another Linc in this story only his name is written differently. I had the characters from the alien series all sorted out before I finished the 'Learning' series. I gave Lincoln his name and I never thought I would write a story about them. He's not evil like Link was though or an alien lol. Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: April 03, 2017

Characters that appeared on this chapter:

http://www.polyvore.com/bethany_swanson/set?id=219102634
https://www.polyvore.com/lincoln_swanson/set?id=219102683
http://www.polyvore.com/maleah_moreau/set?id=219102730
http://www.polyvore.com/mitchel_dubois/set?id=219103041
https://www.polyvore.com/cheyenne_moreau/set?id=219102785
https://www.polyvore.com/ava_moreau/set?id=219102823 Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: April 03, 2017

Characters:

https://www.polyvore.com/noah_anderson/set?id=219102892
http://www.polyvore.com/tricia_harris/set?id=219103003 Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: April 03, 2017

Chapter 4 The wedding died down and it was close to one in the morning when Bethany retired to the hotel room with Edward. "We wi... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: April 03, 2017

Characters:

http://www.polyvore.com/joe_jake_mcintosh/set?id=219102388
http://www.polyvore.com/sophie_reynolds/set?id=219102577 Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: April 05, 2017

Characters:

http://www.polyvore.com/charlotte_wilkins/set?id=219102326
http://www.polyvore.com/james_wilkins/set?id=219102445
https://www.polyvore.com/briar_wilkins/set?id=219102513 Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: April 05, 2017

Chapter 7 Noah punched and kicked the punching bag. Kerim watched him with a grin. He was good and getting better. "That's good e... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: April 05, 2017

Chapter 8 "We are going clubbin' tonight!" Tricia pumped her booty back. "Cause we are gonna go back to college on monday!" She sang.... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: April 05, 2017

Last character:

http://www.polyvore.com/adrian_wilkins/set?id=219102283 Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: April 07, 2017

Chapter 10 Parker picked up Briar from her house. It was sunday and they had agreed on spending the day together. He wanted to up his... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: April 07, 2017

Chapter 11 Bethany layed out on the beach and watched the waves hit the shore. Edward was inside talking to his campaign manager. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: April 07, 2017

Chapter 12 "Are you going to keep ignoring me?" Chey slyly asked her sister. Ava threw her a glare. "It's been days. Although... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: April 07, 2017

Chapter 13 By morning Briar still felt embarrassed after what Noah had said to her. After she finished dressing she kneeled by he... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: April 10, 2017

Chapter 14 It was friday and James was ready for his supposed date. "You're going to wear that?" Charlie critizised. "What's ... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: April 10, 2017

Chapter 15 Saturday morning Chey decided that they should all get together. After talking to her mother she sent a text to everyone t... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: April 10, 2017

Chapter 16 "What's the plan exactly?" Lucy handed the casserole to Harold. "We'll tie Randy to the chair until she gives us answe... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: April 10, 2017

Chapter 17 "Do you think there's a chance aunt Randy and uncle Grant will stay together?" Briar popped a piece of popcorn into her mo... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: April 12, 2017

Chapter 18 The days flew by and Ava found herself with a job. She had gotten an afternoon shift at an exclusive clothing store. I... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: April 12, 2017

Chapter 19 Randy opened the door to her mother. She was not in the mood but she couldn't ignore her either. "At last you make tim... Read Chapter

Chapter 20

Submitted: April 12, 2017

Chapter 20 Ava spritzed perfume over herself. Tonight was the night her dry spell would be over. She was going to get the help from N... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Submitted: April 12, 2017

Chapter 21 Noah stretched out in Natalie's bed. They had gone to her apartment after the fight she had with Ava and had sex. She ... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Submitted: April 14, 2017

Chapter 22 Bethany tried on yet another suit. It was a skirt that fell an inch past her knees with a matching jacket. She wore a shir... Read Chapter

Chapter 23

Submitted: April 14, 2017

Chapter 23 When Beth had arrived home she found out her husband was gone for a full day of meetings. It was expected but she couldn't... Read Chapter

Chapter 24

Submitted: April 14, 2017

Chapter 24 "I think it's time my father goes on with life." Sophie picked at her food. "He just signed the divorce papers a coupl... Read Chapter

Chapter 25

Submitted: April 14, 2017

Chapter 25 Juliet came back in from her run and went straight up to her room. After a shower she would feel refreshed and ready to ta... Read Chapter

Chapter 26

Submitted: April 24, 2017

I'm back. :) I hope to not have to take another break since I only got 8 chapters ahead but I'm going to try my best to stay ahead. Hope you like these chapters. Read Chapter

Chapter 27

Submitted: April 24, 2017

Chapter 27 Maleah curled her arm around Linc's waist and kissed him with everything she had. He was the one that pulled away first an... Read Chapter

Chapter 28

Submitted: April 24, 2017

Chapter 28 Ava was enjoying her afternoon lounging on the couch. She had a magazine in front of her as she read the latest gossip on ... Read Chapter

Chapter 29

Submitted: April 24, 2017

Chapter 29 This year Randy wouldn't be going to the harvest fair. It would be the first time she was missing it. "Are you sure yo... Read Chapter

Chapter 30

Submitted: April 26, 2017

Chapter 30 "I am so excited!" Charlie squealed as she and James waited for Chey. "This house is amazing from the outside. I wonder ho... Read Chapter

Chapter 31

Submitted: April 26, 2017

Chapter 31 Jake drove down the dirt road fast towards the swimming hole. Sophie whooped in glee. She felt excited and happy. Her fami... Read Chapter

Chapter 32

Submitted: April 26, 2017

Chapter 32 "What the hell happened?!" Grant stormed into the emergency room of the small hospital. Everyone was there at the mome... Read Chapter

Chapter 33

Submitted: April 26, 2017

Chapter 33 "I'm sorry that what would have been your fun vacation turned into this." James told Chey and Beth in the morning over cof... Read Chapter

Chapter 34

Submitted: April 28, 2017

Chapter 34 Noah was training with Kerim when he got the message from Chey. He didn't exactly know why she had written it to him but a... Read Chapter

Chapter 35

Submitted: April 28, 2017

Chapter 35 Ava put on her dress with a smile on her face. Edward was taking a shower before going to bed. She would not be spending t... Read Chapter

Chapter 36

Submitted: April 28, 2017

Chapter 36 Sophie stared at her feet. They just layed there attached to her useless legs. It all felt surreal. Like a really bad ... Read Chapter

Chapter 37

Submitted: April 28, 2017

Chapter 37 Chey helped set up the table. She snuck peeks at Adrian in the living room. She was dying to know what had happened. B... Read Chapter

Chapter 38

Submitted: May 01, 2017

Chapter 38 Jake should not have left the hospital abruptly or gotten on a long bus ride right after. He was now lying in pain on the ... Read Chapter

Chapter 39

Submitted: May 01, 2017

Chapter 39 Beth felt hot and uncomfortable. She kicked off the cover from the bed, then pulled it back on when she got chills. Sh... Read Chapter

Chapter40

Submitted: May 01, 2017

Chapter 40 Noah didn't know what had happened since Chey refused to tell him anything the whole drive back to their city. She had... Read Chapter

Chapter 41

Submitted: May 01, 2017

Chapter 41 Sophie got what she wanted. She wouldn't be leaving to live in the city with her mom. Instead a nurse would be hired to ta... Read Chapter

Chapter 42

Submitted: May 03, 2017

Chapter 42 "Where are you off to looking dandy?" Ava had just arrived from work. Since she had gone in a couple of hours earlier she ... Read Chapter

Chapter 43

Submitted: May 03, 2017

Chapter 43 James dressed for the gym and grabbed his bag with his work clothes. His phone lit up as he got a call. He glanced at the ... Read Chapter

Chapter 44

Submitted: May 03, 2017

Chapter 44 As days turned to weeks Beth thought the ache in her chest only grew. She had hoped that perhaps the love she had felt for... Read Chapter

Chapter 45

Submitted: May 03, 2017

Chapter 45 The night of the fight was here and Briar didn't know what to wear. She hadn't seen much of Noah since she had come back f... Read Chapter

Chapter 46

Submitted: May 05, 2017

Chapter 46 "Drinks then?" Ava lightly touched the edge of James' jacket. She glanced into his eyes with sultry ones of her own. "... Read Chapter

Chapter 47

Submitted: May 05, 2017

Chapter 47 Briar stretched her arms above her head and rolled onto the warm body next to her. Her eyes popped open. "Oh god. What... Read Chapter

Chapter 48

Submitted: May 05, 2017

Chapter 48 Jake hummed a happy tune as he walked side by side with Lenard toward Austin's office. His boss. A boss who so far he coul... Read Chapter

Chapter 49

Submitted: May 05, 2017

Chapter 49 Charlie sang in the shower. It was late and she couldn't wait to get into her flannel pajamas, curl up on the couch and wa... Read Chapter

Chapter 50

Submitted: May 08, 2017

Chapter 50 The silverware clinked against the plates as Beth and Edward had dinner. Each was on their own end of the table. She s... Read Chapter

Chapter 51

Submitted: May 08, 2017

Chapter 51 Thanksgiving was a time to be thankful. To share your time with family and friends. To come together in a peaceful setting... Read Chapter

Chapter 52

Submitted: May 08, 2017

Chapter 52 Adrian made sure his apartment looked worthy. Clean at least. There was a knock on his door and he broke into a smile.... Read Chapter

Chapter 53

Submitted: May 08, 2017

Chapter 53 "Are you ready kid?" Lenard asked Jake as they neared Austin's office. He shook his head vehemently. He was never goin... Read Chapter

Chapter 54

Submitted: May 10, 2017

Chapter 54 Chey turned on the music in the studio. It was a soft ballad. She took one of Mitch's hands with her own and the other of ... Read Chapter

Chapter 55

Submitted: May 10, 2017

Chapter 55 Dexter had invited Randy to lunch but she had refused saying she had a busy day. He could tell the lie in her voice. He de... Read Chapter

Chapter 56

Submitted: May 10, 2017

Chapter 56 Beth felt trapped in her home. Her mind refused to forget about the weekend she had spent with Adrian. The way his fingers... Read Chapter

Chapter 57

Submitted: May 10, 2017

Chapter 57 Linc entered his father's office and saw that Dexter was waiting there as well. "You called me?" He sat down in the se... Read Chapter

Chapter 58

Submitted: May 12, 2017

Chapter 58 "The whole city is looking for him." Lenard informed Austin. "It won't be long before they arrest him unless we keep him s... Read Chapter

Chapter 59

Submitted: May 12, 2017

Chapter 59 "You're basically ditching us to dance together?" Ava slurped her drink hard. It was near empty and the sound resonated th... Read Chapter

Chapter 60

Submitted: May 12, 2017

Chapter 60 "Missy just gave you the evil eye." Ryder commented as he sipped his beer. "That was putting it mildly. She more like ... Read Chapter

Chapter 61

Submitted: May 12, 2017

Chapter 61 Charlie yawned and stretched. There was an incessant doorbell ringing and knocking coming from the front door. "I'm co... Read Chapter

Chapter 62

Submitted: May 15, 2017

Chapter 62 The day of the charity event had arrived. Briar smoothed the dress down with her hands. She hadn't overdone her make u... Read Chapter

Chapter 63

Submitted: May 15, 2017

Chapter 63 Charlie ordered for the inconspicuous numbers to be pinned on the dancers. She had a list of who was who and where they ne... Read Chapter

Chapter 64

Submitted: May 15, 2017

Chapter 64 Randy was wiping down the counter when the doorbell rang. She took a deep breath and let it out as she went to open it. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 65

Submitted: May 15, 2017

Chapter 65 The dancing was almost coming to an end. Only a few couples were left as was Ava and Mitch. She knew the next set that was... Read Chapter

Chapter 66

Submitted: May 17, 2017

Chapter 66 The apartment plundged into total darkness. "For the love of god." Jake craddled his head in his hands. She found ... Read Chapter

Chapter 67

Submitted: May 17, 2017

Chapter 67 Jake was shaking bad when they finally managed to stop. Maleah had lowered their speeding to somewhat normal. She had ... Read Chapter

Chapter 68

Submitted: May 17, 2017

Chapter 68 Sophie woke up to find her father sitting near the window. There was a lost look in his eyes. It made her sad to see h... Read Chapter

Chapter 69

Submitted: May 17, 2017

Chapter 69 Maleah awoke to find an arm draped around her and warm breath brushing against her neck. "Ugh!" She pushed Jake away h... Read Chapter

Chapter 70

Submitted: May 19, 2017

Chapter 70 "How should we proceed?" Pete asked. Linc stared at the screen. He waited for his father's answer. They all did as Car... Read Chapter

Chapter 71

Submitted: May 19, 2017

Chapter 71 Beth rubbed the back of her neck. She was tired and it was only midday. Lately it seemed that she couldn't get enough rest... Read Chapter

Chapter 72

Submitted: May 19, 2017

Chapter 72 Adrian didn't want to believe the Beth would break up like this. All the things she said, her words of love. Had they real... Read Chapter

Chapter 73

Submitted: May 19, 2017

Chapter 73 The feeling of the wind hitting her face and her muscles straining themselves had Randy's blood pumping. She needed this, ... Read Chapter

Chapter 74

Submitted: May 23, 2017

Chapter 74 Being locked up wasn't fun. Jake could attest to that. Since he wasn't doing anything all he could do was think about ... Read Chapter

Chapter 75

Submitted: May 23, 2017

Chapter 75 Charlie was back on track. She was working like always, long hours and barely any time for herself. She needed the dis... Read Chapter

Chapter 76

Submitted: May 23, 2017

Chapter 76 "What are you working on?" Noah sat down beside Briar on the grass. She was watching Laney who was playing on the blan... Read Chapter

Chapter 77

Submitted: May 23, 2017

Chapter 77 Beth hadn't left her room in the last couple of days. Maude had been the one to bring up her dishes and take them back dow... Read Chapter

Chapter 78

Submitted: May 23, 2017

Chapter 78 James was in the Moreau house looking over some of his ideas. Katherine had told him that the office was going to be needi... Read Chapter

Chapter 79

Submitted: May 24, 2017

Chapter 79 "It was a surprise to all of us when you decided to come live here." Charlie tucked her feet under her. She was in the... Read Chapter

Chapter 80

Submitted: May 24, 2017

Chapter 80 Once again Tricia found herself going to Esteban's house. He had said that he wouldn't take her there ever again but did i... Read Chapter

Chapter 81

Submitted: May 24, 2017

Chapter 81 The living room looked set for coffee. Randy didn't know if Grant would want any but she had it anyway. He always did pref... Read Chapter

Chapter 82

Submitted: May 24, 2017

Chapter 82 "How are you feeling today?" "Fine." "Will you be fainting?" Beth restrained herself from making a comment tha... Read Chapter

Chapter 83

Submitted: May 26, 2017

Chapter 83 Beth dabbed at her face with a moist towel. She was careful not to mess up the make up she had. Everyone was in the di... Read Chapter

Chapter 84

Submitted: May 26, 2017

Chapter 84 "Dominik Moreau!" Dom and Kerim glanced at each other. "Dominik!" "Looks like someone is getting the dog house... Read Chapter

Chapter 85

Submitted: May 26, 2017

Chapter 85 Today was a day off as any Sunday should. Charlie wanted to work from home but she had forgotten her laptop last night at ... Read Chapter

Chapter 86

Submitted: May 26, 2017

Chapter 86 "Where have you guys been?" Chey asked as soon as she and James met up with Adrian and Charlie. "We've been on all the... Read Chapter

Chapter 87

Submitted: May 29, 2017

Chapter 87 Daniel hadn't gotten a chance to confront Kerim and Juliet because he had been working on trying to find Maleah and Jake. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 88

Submitted: May 29, 2017

Chapter 88 Sophie wheeled out of her room with her bag in her lap. She was going to get dropped off at Charlie and James' apartment f... Read Chapter

Chapter 89

Submitted: May 29, 2017

Chapter 89 "Are we really going to go on with this shirts off thing?" Ava asked as she tried desperately to keep her eyes off of Mitc... Read Chapter

Chapter 90

Submitted: June 02, 2017

Chapter 90 Maleah stared out the motel window and ran a hand through her now honey blonde hair. It was strange at first but Jake had ... Read Chapter

Chapter 91

Submitted: June 02, 2017

Chapter 91 "Oh James, this is wonderful." Katherine admired his handiwork. During the whole week he had movers coming and going t... Read Chapter

Chapter 92

Submitted: June 02, 2017

Chapter 92 Charlie's phone rang and she blindly grabbed for it on the night table. "Hello?" She groggily answered. "Are you s... Read Chapter

Chapter 93

Submitted: June 02, 2017

Chapter 93 Juliet pushed both doors open like she owned the place. Everyone in the warehouse stared at her as she strutted toward the... Read Chapter

Chapter 94

Submitted: June 02, 2017

Chapter 94 The atmosphere changed in the station. It seemed that way to Linc as goosebumps rose on his arms. He popped his neck a... Read Chapter

Chapter 95

Submitted: June 02, 2017

Chapter 95 Beth placed the green mask over her face and tied it in the back. She put her hair over it and that was it. She was ready ... Read Chapter

Chapter 96

Submitted: June 05, 2017

Chapter 96 By the time Ava made it out to the event the dancing had already started. She grabbed a flute of champagne from a passing ... Read Chapter

Chapter 97

Submitted: June 05, 2017

Chapter 97 "Ta-da!" Chey whispered excitedly. James came around the hedge with Adrian in tow. "We'll leave you alone for a fe... Read Chapter

Chapter 98

Submitted: June 05, 2017

Chapter 98 "I'm out!" Dom shouted at Kerim over the noise. "Where the hell is Juliet?" His brother grumbled under his breath. He ... Read Chapter

Chapter 99

Submitted: June 05, 2017

Chapter 99 Juliet led the doctor to the room Ava was in. She opened the door and made a noise of surprise. The couple was too eng... Read Chapter

OMG...

Submitted: June 09, 2017

Okay so apparently there is no chapter 100. Chapter 99 is the last you can post. I had no idea until just now when I tried to continue th... Read Chapter

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