Science Is King

Science dictates lives: what you do, where you live, who you marry. It takes care of you, covers your bills, keeps you healthy, and all it asks in return is that you participate in a few experiments. Ridgeway has always been a control group, left mostly alone, but the Department of Science has been moving in, and everything is about to change.

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 Family Confessions, -the better sister-
Stuart Heavens-Leander
 Posted: Jun 16 2018, 08:48 PM
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Alias // Lexilu

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Stuart loved being back home. It was familiar and friendly and way more convenient, plus all her siblings were nearby again and the woman treasured that more than anything. While living out of town, she kind of considered herself a bad sister. She could have called more often, even made an effort to visit on occasion but she had chosen to spend nearly all her energy trying to build herself a commendable life there as well as dealing with her husband. Try as she might it was difficult not to feel just a little bit guilty. Now though, she intended to make up for lost time by getting back in touch with her familial roots, spending quality time with her family. And thank God, her new husband thought that was a positive idea.

Meeting up at the May Day event had been fantastic. Seeing everyone and just goofing around like old times reminded Stuart of very important values and qualities she had practically forgotten. And she was doing her best to make her rounds and spend some individual time with her family as well. This morning, she had decided it was high time for some one on one, sister-sister gossip with her older sister, Evan. And after a quick text conversation to make sure the other woman was going to be around, Stuart planned out the rest of her day.

She came prepared, of course, showing up at Evan’s door with fresh cookies in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other. Evan had always carried an open-door family policy, as long as Stuart could remember, but it felt just a little weird walking into someone else’s’ home like that. Plus, maybe her sister was busy behind those closed doors. She knocked lightly at the wooden door, shifting her weight from one foot to the other. Stuart took the time to glance around the neighborhood from the front porch, taking in the scenery while waiting patiently.

It was hard not to admit to the feeling of excitement and giddiness that brewed within, always one to enjoy the company of her family, but more so the rather nostalgic talks she had with Evan. She just hoped her older sister had been enjoying life and not taking everything so seriously. Stuart always worried about Evan and how mature and matter of fact she tended to be, hoping that someone had kept her laughing while Stuart had been living in another town. Though, she may have had an idea who that someone could be and was more than interested to hear straight form the source how it was to get partnered to your best friend.

Stuart may have killed for such an opportunity. But the door opened and with a wide grin, her thoughts were chased away by her sister, wrapping the woman up in a big hug though careful about the items clasped in her hands. “I brought goodies!” she voiced, untangling her arms from the other woman and immediately noting something was slightly different but unable to directly place it.

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Evan Heavens
 Posted: Jul 10 2018, 05:36 PM
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Occupation // High School Art Teacher

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One foot on the narrow way and one foot on the ledge. Sifting through the devil’s lies from what the good book says. If I’m goin’ any where I’ll probably go too far. Probably away from you, chances are.

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She wasn’t, was she? She couldn’t be. It was impossible. Simply absurd. Out of the question. Inconceivable! This wasn’t supposed to happen. It wasn’t allowed to happen. Ever. She’d devised a plan. A good one. But then he…and she…and now…

Evan tried to remember to take deep breaths, to calm her racing heart that pounded faster than her pacing feet on the living room area rug. She wasn’t ready. He wasn’t ready. Would they ever be ready?

She wasn’t meant to be a mom, not a biological one. Parents were supposed to stick around. They were supposed to be there for you, be someone you could rely on, count on. How was she, a person who didn’t belong, whose existence was always meant to be short-lived, knowingly bring a child into the world if…if…

Her stomach churned, her breakfast threatening to make a reappearance, causing Evan to cease her pacing and clutch the edge of the couch. Everything was wrong. Nothing was right. They’d only just found themselves again, her and Mel, found the balance between being best friends and husband and wife. She’d been happy, and she knew he’d felt it too. He hadn’t needed to say it out loud because it was a feeling, an irreplaceable and constant feeling that rushed through them like a white-capped river, flowing fast and free. It slowed down sometimes with her fingers twisted in his hair, his arm draped over her hip, the feeling transforming into a bubbling brook, but it was still there. It was always there. What if it wouldn’t be any more after she told him?


The doorbell rang, and Evan’s head whipped up, her poster straightening before padding her way to the front door. It was Stuart. In her panic, the older Heavens had nearly forgotten that she’d accepted her sister’s request to come over today. It’d been instinctual, her fingers flying across her phone’s screen in a falsely pleasant flourish because anything less would have been a reason to assume that something wasn’t right, and Evan wasn’t about to hand out clues like common gossip.

She opened the door and was instantly greeted by a very enthusiastic Stuart, her sister pulling her into a hug, which Evan returned, complete with a little pat. As they pulled apart, she managed to force a smile for appearance's sake, but it didn’t match the wide grin of her younger sibling. Her mind was still twisting with her earlier revelation, but she was trying her best to be present in this moment.

“Chocolate chip?” she asked, glancing at the tray of cookies. “Or did you flex your creative baking muscles? No matter what, I’m sure they’re delicious.” Turning on her heel, the heavier fabric of her floral print dress rustling as she did so, Evan waved a hand for Stuart to follow her into the kitchen. As soon as her face was out of her sister’s view, however, Ev let her smile temporarily fall. She was good at pretending. She had to be with the darkness that plagued her mind, but it was going to be harder than usual to hide behind her mask today.

“So,” she began, reaching up to grab a couple glasses for the milk they were obviously going to need, “what brings you here? News about the doctor or did you just miss me?”

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Stuart Heavens-Leander
 Posted: Jul 12 2018, 09:47 AM
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Blissfully unaware of her older sister’s current troubles, there was no reason for Stuart to try and dull the bright grin on her face. Perhaps if she would have known just what was coursing through the other woman’s mind she would have been a bit calmer and nonchalant about her entrance.

It seemed a common theme, she assumed, shared between the sisters. Those days when Stuart would roll her eyes and give Evan knowing look that warned her to quit hiding her emotions when Stuart could feel something was obviously off where now more consistent than when they were younger. However those soft and silent looks were something rare and shared when no one else was around.

Today was not one of those days, as Evan’s falling smile went completely unnoticed, and Stuart did not immediately pick up on the tension in the air. Evan was warm, welcoming, and completely interested in whatever spurred this meeting; as always there to console, brighten, or praise every one of the siblings just the same.

Stuart followed on her heels with a shrug of her shoulder. “You know I have no basic baking expertise let alone anything creative,” she voiced, sliding the container of cookies onto the counter top along with the bottle of wine in her opposite hand. “Though I did drizzle some melted marshmallow on top, just for fun.” A smirk graced the younger woman’s lips as she watched Evan go about obtaining some glasses from the cabinet. She tilted her head slightly, eyeing Evan from behind.

Making herself comfortable, she leaned a hip lightly against the counter, resting her weight there while removing the lid to the cookie container. So . . . what brought her here? It was a rather loaded question with a rather loaded answer and Stuart could not help but feel as if maybe Evan always assumed something was wrong that needed righted and that was the motivation for any family talk. “Of course I missed you,” Stu breathed with a slight sigh, her lips turning slightly.

Abandoning the bottle of wine to the middle of the counter surface, the blonde shrugged, tucking a loose curl behind her right ear. “I mean, I just figured it was high time to catch up, you know? Just . . . us.” Not that Stuart did not love or appreciate her other siblings, just that, it was nice being able to talk one on one without a handful of others voicing their opinions.

Shifting from one foot to the other, the younger Heavens second guessed her actual intentions after gazing over her sisters face. She looked tired, somehow out of place, concerned, yet not really distressed. Perhaps Stuart had just walked in following a phone call or other important conversation. She busied herself once more with the container in front of her, pulling off the top and revealing the cookies inside, a sugary chocolate smell immediately obvious. She lifted one up and offered it to Evan with a raised brow, enticing her older sister. ‘The doctor’ is just fine.” She half muttered, finding it odd how everyone like to refer to him as such, rather than her husband. “How are you?”

Evan Heavens
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