Following the death of his mother, fifteen-year-old Robbie is forced to move from England to start a new life living with his uncle’s family in Canada. Homesick, confused, and missing his close friend, it soon becomes clear to his new family that Robbie is carrying a lot more baggage than he arrived with.
Paternity is the twelfth story in the CAP Saga. The story takes place in 2000, with Wade Danfield and Will Schluter as our primary narrators. Many of the characters in this story were introduced in “Chronicles of an Academic Predator,” “1968,” “The Land Whore,” “Be Rad,” “Man in Motion,” “A Summer Love,” “If It Fits,” “Bloodlines,” “The Box,” "Millennium," and "Poor Man's Son."
It is April, 1797, and England is still celebrating the victory at the Battle of St. Vincent. Sir George Granger is given orders to set off on a voyage to the East Indies, but there are several challenges that await him before he can even sail.
This story starts in June of 2003. The invasion of Iraq is over, George Bush has landed on the aircraft carrier and proclaimed "Mission Accomplished", and the insurgency has yet to begin. Some may think America is at the height of its power.
Meanwhile, in the CAP world:
JJ and Will, both in doomed relationships that seem to be working. Will they unravel, and if they do, who is behind it?
Josh is getting older and has stopped taking in more boys. Danny and Brandon decide to move back to keep the dream alive. Do they really understand what they’re getting into or will they be in over their heads?
George Granger has been home for six months on parole, anxiously awaiting news that he has been exchanged, hoping that once he is, he can once again return to active duty in the Royal Navy. Now, in May, 1799, his wish is granted.
Most people, at some point, meet someone who brings a complete change to their lives and makes a huge mess. Usually it is their true love, and they never part. But sometimes this person just vanishes, the only trace of their existence being the trail of destruction and reconstruction they have left behind. Oscar met that someone in the school's toilet. This is how it turned out.
Josh takes back a boy he’d previously had removed from his home, but is willing to give him a second chance. Josh also takes in another new boy, as well as discovering one of his other sons has a unique gift, which turns out to be a precursor to the family’s first major setback. Is it something that will destroy their current life?
Cooper enters college and embarks on a new journey: to make a list with his roommate of his personal conquests. The List leads Cooper on a search of self-discovery, personal growth and above all, love.
Josh’s biological children discover Jake and he are lovers, so they want nothing more to do with him. Inspired by Ricky, Nick ends up becoming an exchange student to Brazil. The family goes on a camping and canoeing adventure that gets a little scary and when they return home, some of the boys are arrested. Will they be able to prove their innocence?