20 Jun 2010

Gen 1 - Chapter 6: Champs Le Sim's

Author's note: This chapter will be told from Claude's point of view.
After speaking to the Private Investigator, he had told me that my father was living in Champs Le Sim's in a nice little cottage close to the town centre. He seemed very frail, so I want to take the opportunity to visit him while I still have the chance. I explained everything to Jenna and immediately saw understanding and acceptance in her eyes, and knew that she and the girl's would be OK without me for a while.

I told her that I had spoken to Goodwin and he has allowed me as much time off work as I needed, so I am able to get on the next flight available. I checked with the airline and they said that a flight was leaving for Champs Le Sim's tomorrow morning at 9:45am. I booked my ticket and started packing, and placed my bags by the door so I was ready to leave first thing.

When I woke Jenna and the girl's were already up making me a goodbye breakfast. I am so lucky to have the support of my family. I ate my waffles, which were delicious, and said goodbye to my three angels. Hopefully it won't be too long until I am back with the people I know will be here waiting for my return.

After a long tiring flight I arrived in Champs Le Sim's. I felt a massive surge of homesickness as I saw a couple embrace in the terminal. I hailed a taxi to take me to the hotel, as it was getting late, I decided to make an early start tomorrow. I had quick bite to eat, a shower and then collapsed on my bed, the exhaustion of jet lag offering me no option other than to give in to sleep.

I arose early the next morning, and got myself ready. I decided at first that I would do my own detective work, although I wanted nothing more than to ask the questions I so desperately needed answers to. I decided that I would spend the day observing, to see what kind of life my father was leading with my own eyes. I headed into town for some breakfast and to purchase a map. While I was there I spoke to the waitress, to see if she knew a man named Billy Clementine, I told her that he had helped me some years ago and I wished to repay the favour. Not wanting to arouse the suspicions of the helpful, if slightly aloof locals.

The waitress said that she had only recently moved to the area, so wasn't much help. I thanked her and went to the local store for a map. I asked the owner of the store the same question and he said that Billy was a good customer of his, who always pops in regularly for his camping supplies. He told me his cottage wasn't far from the town centre, and gave me directions.

As I approached the cottage I had a flutter in my stomach, I ignored it not wanting to consciously acknowledge the feelings that were bubbling inside. As I walked past the cottage that the store owner had directed me to, I saw a man who I instantly recognised to be my Father. All thoughts of observational plans disappeared from my mind, as soon as I saw his face the things I needed to know needed answers now, it could not wait. He looked every inch the man I expected, he was obviously once a powerfully built man. I could picture him at my age with a tall muscular build, striking features, but here, now, not ten feet from me was a man whose strong athletic build had been replaced by someone who was on the loosing side of a terminal fight.

As our eyes met I saw no glimmer of recognition, just mild curiosity and indifference to the twenty something tourist walking past his garden. My heart caught in my throat as the sentence formed in my mind and I knew that once I had asked this question both the lives of myself and this withered husk of the Father I had wanted for so long, would be changed forever.

I looked towards him and tried to keep my voice as level as possible as I said "My name is Claude Clementine and I think you're my Father"

Find out what happens in chapter 7 :)

Welcome To The Stone Family Blog.

I would like to introduce you to my founder, Jenna Stone and her husband Claude Stone.

Jenna's traits are:

Born Saleswoman



Family Orientated


Her favourite's include:




Jenna is an artistic person, and can always be found painting her worries away. She wants a big family, she say's a home filled with laughter is the place to be. When she isn't painting she can be found either out in the garden or at the library reading. Being Eco-friendly she likes to recycle, take quick showers and just generally take care of the planet. She still remembers the first day she met Claude like it was yesterday. He was walking past as she left the library, and her being the bookworm that she is had her head stuck in her favourite book and bumped into him. Claude caught her and as their eyes met they instantly felt the attraction towards one another, and from that day they never left each others side.

Claude's traits are:

Family Orientated





His favourites include:


Autumn Salad

Irish Green

Claude is very athletic, most days he can be found working out at the gym or with his family.He is also very charismatic and loves to make friends and meet new people. He is very career orientated and because he is a schmoozer he makes friends with colleagues very quickly. He is very family orientated and would love 4 or 5 children. He has always wanted a large family and never thought it would be possible until he met Jenna. He and Jenna were engaged within 6 months of meeting, they had a whirlwind romance and neither could imagine life without the other.

What will the future hold for the Stone's.