My Twisted Fate

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
They say serendipity means specifically the act of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. A "happy accident" or " pleasant surprise." Meeting Gene turned out to be all of that and more. Two strangers, meeting only by fate and serendipity, but nonetheless changing my life. That is, until we met again and found out we were linked in a way no one could have foreseen. Fate was surely mocking us, but maybe a happy ending wasn't completely off the table...

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Prologue

Submitted: October 29, 2012

They say serendipity means specifically the act of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. A "happy accident" or " pleasant surprise." Meeting Gene turned out to be all of that and more. Two strangers, meeting only by fate and serendipity, but nonetheless changing my life. That is, until we met again and found out we were linked in a way no one could have foreseen. Fate was surely mocking us, but maybe a happy ending wasn't completely off the table... Read Chapter

"Home" Again.

Submitted: October 31, 2012

Chapter 1 Four months earlier I’d watched the city come in to view with a plethora of emotion. Dread currently over powered t... Read Chapter

Only the Beginning

Submitted: November 04, 2012

Chapter 2 “Mom said to say ‘hello’” I lied through my teeth. What she had said was a string of profanities and other unment... Read Chapter

Our Separate Lives

Submitted: November 11, 2012

Chapter 3 “Shit, sorry ma” he said, breaking away from our stare to turn and help her. My father had half risen out of his s... Read Chapter

Color Me Jealous

Submitted: November 17, 2012

Chapter 4 “Gene, what the hell are you doing in my bedroom?” I yelled, flinging a nearby stuffed animal at him. “You know ... Read Chapter

Bonding; Wanted and Unwanted

Submitted: November 24, 2012

Chapter 5 Needless to say, the next morning, I was afraid to open my eyes. Maybe, just maybe, if I kept them closed long enough, I... Read Chapter

Just Can't Shake It

Submitted: December 01, 2012

  Chapter 6 “How was shopping with Florence?” Papi asked later as we ate Chinese food straight out the cartons in what w... Read Chapter

Reinforcements...Maybe

Submitted: December 07, 2012

  Chapter 7  “Mar!” I yelled, throwing my arms around my sister as she waddled towards the car. “Now, now Dre... Read Chapter

An Engaging Party

Submitted: December 13, 2012

  Chapter 8 Her laugh was ridiculous. That was the first thing. Second thing was, despite the fact that her giggle was fake ... Read Chapter

Throwing Punches

Submitted: December 20, 2012

  Chapter 9  I was angry, to say the least. The emotions had become unbearable. A twisted tangle of jealousy, regret, f... Read Chapter

Hellmaids of the Bride

Submitted: December 24, 2012

  Chapter 10 All through breakfast the following morning, Darla chattered on about how ‘lovely’ the evening was. Again I... Read Chapter

Making Amends

Submitted: December 30, 2012

  Chapter 11 “Penny and Laurie are quite the bitch duo, no?” Marisol asked me when we were finally alone again. I se... Read Chapter

Day of Thanks

Submitted: January 04, 2013

  Chapter 12 “Happy Thanksgiving!” Tony exclaimed into the mic, laughing. We were video chatting while the parade played... Read Chapter

Only a Day

Submitted: January 10, 2013

  Chapter 13  “Are you alright dearie? I can’t tell if you’re content or have gas,” Tia Clarabelle teased from ... Read Chapter

Blood Sizzling in Our Veins

Submitted: January 14, 2013

  Chapter 14  With traffic, it took us twenty minutes to get from the Boutique to a neighborhood I’d never seen befor... Read Chapter

No Thought of Tomorrow

Submitted: January 18, 2013

  Chapter 15 Could he dance? Holy, moly he could. Gene led me down a winding staircase into the basement that was more of an... Read Chapter

And Then the Morning Comes

Submitted: January 23, 2013

  Chapter 16 I awoke to the brightness streaming in through the window. Not the brightness of the sun, no. The glow of a di... Read Chapter

Called Back to Reality

Submitted: January 28, 2013

  Chapter 17 Standing in the doorway of my off-campus apartment I heaved a colossal sigh. It had been a four hour train ride... Read Chapter

I Want Nothing At All

Submitted: February 01, 2013

  Chapter 18 I hated him. Hated him. I couldn’t even remember what I said to Brandon as an excuse to leave; all I knew was... Read Chapter

Suddenly Here For Me

Submitted: February 06, 2013

  Chapter 19 “Papi?” I asked as if in a dream. Less than two weeks ago we’d been in Newburgh together. “Are you ... Read Chapter

Back Into the Fray

Submitted: February 11, 2013

  Chapter 20 “Where’s my father?” I asked firmly, pressing my lips together. Gene flinched, but it appeared as tho... Read Chapter

Learning Where We Belong

Submitted: February 17, 2013

  Chapter 21  I had opted to head out there early with Gene and Florence in order to avoid a car ride with Darla, and s... Read Chapter

Part of the Biz

Submitted: February 22, 2013

  Chapter 22 “So Gene,” Darla began at dinner the next day, “how was Laurie’s last night? Penny make good pie?” ... Read Chapter

Try So Hard to Fight It

Submitted: February 26, 2013

  Chapter 23  “I’m going to grab our coats from my office; you ready to go?” Gene asked after a long while. H... Read Chapter

Never My Mother, But Maybe a Friend

Submitted: March 03, 2013

  Chapter 24 Darla gripped the steering wheel like her life depended on it, staring straight ahead at the road. I chewed on ... Read Chapter

Keeping Us Upright

Submitted: March 10, 2013

  Chapter 25 I checked my phone under the table. I’d been in this hell for a little over an hour. Man, these women loved t... Read Chapter

All That We See

Submitted: March 16, 2013

  Chapter 26 Florence was bouncing around like a madwoman, and Tony was keeping right up with her for the fun of it. She was... Read Chapter

I'd Be Merry if You Were Mine

Submitted: April 11, 2013

  Chapter 27 “Tony, sleep in my room!” I pleaded, punching his arm playfully. He hesitated. The six of us were crowded i... Read Chapter

A Fading Portrait

Submitted: March 24, 2013

  Chapter 28 “You know I got you something too, right?” Gene asked as I prepared to leave him with his new toy. “O... Read Chapter

For Wedding's Sake

Submitted: March 28, 2013

  Chapter 29 It was Tony’s last day here, and we were spending it in a formalwear store. But Darla had insisted that we al... Read Chapter

Countdown to the Loss of My Sanity

Submitted: April 01, 2013

  Chapter 30 I was aware Damien was talking to me, but I really wasn’t listening. Instead, my eyes were trained on Laurie ... Read Chapter

The Little Pieces of Home

Submitted: April 04, 2013

Chapter 31 It had been three weeks since I’d been home. And as I sat through my Sociology class, I could barely focus on anything. ... Read Chapter

If Only for a Night

Submitted: April 08, 2013

  Chapter 32 “Ma, this is Gene” I said carefully, feeling like I about to embark on my first date all over again. It... Read Chapter

If All We Have is This Moment

Submitted: April 12, 2013

  Chapter 33 Even before my eyes fluttered open I could feel his gaze on me, like the sun on my skin. I smiled with my eyes ... Read Chapter

To Bear the Weight

Submitted: April 20, 2013

  Chapter 34 I hid myself in the den to avoid the bustle, Tony and Florence playing some video game to pass the time. My ar... Read Chapter

Anxiety Over Everything

Submitted: April 26, 2013

  Chapter 35 Angeliese pulled at my fingers playfully, giggling at me whenever I’d snatch them away. We sat on the floor ... Read Chapter

Keep Telling Myself No

Submitted: May 02, 2013

Chapter 36 I hurried through the double doors, not realizing I went the wrong way until I bumped into the bar. Aware that the bartend... Read Chapter

Ways To Say Goodbye

Submitted: May 06, 2013

  Chapter 37  I dreaded returning to the house, but it was surprisingly subdue as I stepped through the front door. Dar... Read Chapter

What Fate Wants

Submitted: May 12, 2013

  Chapter 38  A morning winter sun shined high and bright out in the world, but from what Marisol had told me, there wa... Read Chapter

Twisted, Twisted Fate

Submitted: May 16, 2013

  Chapter 39 My heart trembled as silence gave way to chaotic murmurs. Darla hadn’t moved, just stood there shockingly sti... Read Chapter

Come What May

Submitted: May 19, 2013

  Chapter 40 I was screaming. Gene’s name, but screaming nonetheless. It was painstakingly loud, enough that I could just ... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: May 22, 2013

  Epilogue I sat on the hotel bed, staring hard at my luggage that was as heavy as the baggage on my heart. A growled echoed... Read Chapter