Family members: Tasha, Danny
Status : Mourning
Deaths to date : 1
Tasha and her son Danny recently moved into Strangetown from
Sim City. Danny was Tasha's attempt to keep her last relationship
together, and when that failed horribly, she simply up and moved
to Strangetown. Hoping to find a new guy to pay her bills, Tasha
has been flirting with every guy that walks by her house.
|Danny is a constant reminder of
her failures before, and seems to drive a lot of the men
away. She doesn't know what to do with Danny half the time
and leaves him to crawl around unsupervised. Even when she
is home alone with him, she'd much rather take a bath or
watch TV than pay attention to Danny. If it weren't for
the kindness of his mother's visitors, Danny would go for
days without any sort of human contact or interaction.
||Since he has no toys, Danny finds amusement
in splashing the toilet water. His mother didn't want to
spend the money to get him a crib so when he's tired he
simply passes out in the bathroom. A rancid green bottle
rots away beside him because the visitor that gave it to
him has long since left and his mother hasn't noticed. As
he cries for attention and a crib to sleep in, Tasha simply
turns up the TV so she can't hear him anymore. She figures
if he's hurt or something then he will crawl to her and
if not then he's just making noise for the hell of it. Most
nights he goes to bed hungry and dreams of his bottle.
It takes a while for Danny to begin
growing up. There is no one to teach him how to walk,
talk or potty train him. Eventually he begins to figure
some of it out and when entered in school, struggles to
keep up. Working as hard as he can on his homework, he
thinks that if he brings home an A+ report card that his
mother will start to like him. After weeks of studying
and working hard, he gets his A+ report card. Running
home to tell her, he finds her there with a guy. She's
not interested in talking to him while guys are over so
he waits patiently. They ignore him all evening and he
goes to bed without showing her the card. When he shows
her the next day she gives him a faint smile and says
"That's nice." before going to have another
bubble bath. Danny rips up his report card and cries himself
to sleep on the couch.
After a few weeks, one of his teachers
notices that Danny always looks tired, hungry and dirty.
Speaking to him after class one day, she discovers that
Danny doesn't have his own bed to sleep in and instead
sleeps on the couch after his mother and any guy she has
over leaves for the evening. The teacher tries to phone
up Tasha to warn her that she needs to take proper care
of her son, but Tasha is on the phone and misses the call.
Her new job is being a phone sex girl and she talks into
the late hours of the night while Danny tries to sleep.
Seeing Danny continue to decline in health and grades,
the teacher calls Child Services.
Danny's birthday is only a day away
when the Child Services van comes by to check out the
home. Tasha is at work and Danny is at home alone. He
missed the bus and is still sleeping on the couch in front
of the TV when when the agents let themselves in and survey
the home. While it's mostly clean, they see that there
is little evidence of Danny being cared for. There are
no toys, no bedroom for him and a garbage pail of used
condoms in the bathroom from his mother's constant visitors.
After waking him, they talk to him for a while and confirm
the teacher's reports. Danny is so tired and hungry at
this point that he cries and agrees to go away with them.
They will help him become healthy and find him a caring
new family. Without saying goodbye to Tasha, Danny gets
into the van with the workers and leaves.
Later that night when Tasha comes home, she doesn't even
notice the note stuck to her door or that Danny is no
where to be seen. Only after she has a bath and come out
to watch TV in her underwear does she realize that he's
not there. After seeing the papers on her kitchen table,
she phones up the agency in shock. They tell her Danny
is safe now and that she doesn't have a shot in hell of
ever seeing him again. She hangs up and then begins to
Crying uncontrollably for days, Tasha
realizes what a horrible mother she had been. No matter
how many times she phones the Child Services, they tell
her she needs to get her life together before they'd even
consider letting her see Danny again.
Left to rot in her own misery, Tasha slowly loses her
grip on reality. She sits staring for hours each day at
the painting Danny had been trying to make her before
he was taken away. It's the only thing left of him that
she has. Tasha can't manage to even make it through a
phone call without sobbing and quickly loses her phone
After a particularly bad
weekend of drinking, getting stoned and having sex with
random guys, she decides that she needs to leave town.
She wants a new life where she doesn't have to face what's
she's done every day she wakes up and sees Danny's unfinished
In a drunken rage, she destroys the painting and throws
it in the trash before packing up all her stuff and leaving
Strangetown. Perhaps she'd come back someday if she found
a guy that wanted to move there, but as far as she is
concerned, she never wants to see Strangetown again.
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