Coffee, or Fathers? Those two things came to mind when I saw the writing prompt bitter. I love me a good coffee but not really worth talking about. And I’ve probably gone on and on about the problems with my father. I don’t know if I want to go through that bitterness in my life. My father was just as much affected by the circumstances of my mother’s request as I was. He didn’t know I existed therefore my anger at his absence in my life is not his fault. It’s all my mother’s fault. And she’s dead so there is no use dwelling on that.

Lemon’s are bitter, limes are bitter, but they both can make refreshing drinks. Maybe being bitter isn’t such a bad thing. My father and I are working things out. We can thank Drake for that I think. He is a big part of the reason we are working towards getting along. I’m not sure how he feels about Faelen, hell he hasn’t met the boy yet. AJ needs to get cracking on some of these short stories to wrap up Darwynn’s Law.

Kia and I have a strange relationship. I look up to him and yet he’s also the epitome of what I hate about the Venatori. I guess I grew up when I found out what life was like outside of the AU building. Hunting isn’t the only thing, these people we hunt, they are people just like us, doing their best to live. I get that some of them are bad people who would do anything to hurt others, but 80% of them could be saved. They are abandoned, left to figure out this strange new world by themselves. 80% of the supernaturals we kill are new, are lost, they only need a guiding hand. I don’t want to kill a kid because he’s a wolf. The beast who created him left him to rot and die and when he didn’t he turned. That beast should be the one I hunt down and kill not the poor kid who was left to die. He didn’t choose this life. He didn’t say oh, make me a werewolf and let me kill innocents because I’m hungry.

And here is another thing I’m bitter over, and you’ve heard it plenty of times. Is sound like a broken record. So you ask, what am I going to do about it? Make lemonade of course. I will do something about it, but you have to wait and read to find out more. There is lots to do in AJ’s head. I get stuck in a loop of days while getting the next story planned.