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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 81: Time Flies By)
« Reply #600 on: October 22, 2011, 11:29:36 AM »
Ellie is really cute.  We are counting on you cutie pie!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 82: Childhood)
« Reply #601 on: October 22, 2011, 10:17:45 PM »
The next day was already the day for my little girl to grow from a toddler to a child.
We blew out her candles in the backyard, with just myself and Grandma Leda.



Ellie was a very active child – she was always moving, whether it be star jumps, cycling or playing with her ‘friend’.




She was also a very smart child. She caught the bus to school every morning, and made sure she did her homework before she even got home. That was certainly more than I had ever done as a child.



She also signed up for ballet lessons after school.
Unfortunately, I had a concert to perform on her first day of ballet, so mum waited out the front to bring her home.


Ellie was excited to show her Grandmother Erin the moves that she’d learnt on her first day, even if she was still a little rusty at them.


Much to Ellie’s disgust, her grandmother thought it was so cute that she just had to pinch her cheek. When Ellie told me this, I had just laughed. I knew how much she hated her grandparents pinching her cheeks and telling her what a fine little darling she was. But they were right - she was a beautiful child.


Although I couldn’t make it to her first ballet class, I spent as much time as I could with my little girl. She may have grown from a toddler to a child, but she was still just as precious to me as ever.


I felt extremely privileged to have Ellie as my daughter. She was so sweet and so smart, and I knew that even though we were mother and daughter, we’d always be best friends too.



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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 82: Childhood)
« Reply #602 on: October 22, 2011, 11:11:25 PM »
Ellie is just so pretty. I'm curious about the braids though, are they WA content or SP content?

I'm guessing she will be maxing the athletic skill?

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 82: Childhood)
« Reply #603 on: October 23, 2011, 06:26:33 AM »
They're from World Adventures. Yes, she will be maxing athletics :)

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 83: Cheeky Little Ellie)
« Reply #604 on: October 23, 2011, 06:28:20 AM »
Ellie was as busy as ever. With excursions, ballet practice, slumber parties, school and exercise, she seemed to be on an endless supply of energy.

Her school decided to take a field trip to the local graveyard to have a look through the mausoleum. It seemed like an odd place to take children for an excursion, but I didn’t question it.


And, like every day she could, she ran over to the theatre after school to watch me play with my band. She was a sweet little girl.


However, she did have a cheeky side.
Every now and then, I’d hear a cry out from the lounge room or a bathroom where an unsuspecting grandmother had fallen victim to one of her pranks.



But despite the fact that she’d upset them by turning their hair a different colour, or made them sit on a whoopee cushion, they could never stay angry at her – she always looked so innocent when they went to scold her.


She also had a best friend – Alexandria Tobin, or as she called her, Lexie.
The two of them would stay up late playing dinosaurs and princesses. It melted my heart to see them playing so innocently. I wondered if I was as innocent as a child, but I highly doubted it.



But the thing that Ellie loved the most in the world was when her Daddy, Nolan, came to stay the night.


The two of them were as close as ever, and she absolutely adored him, as he did her. Nolan would go along with Ellie’s ghost stories, acting shocked and scared at the appropriate times. He was the perfect dad.


And after a long day of playing, and a long night of ghost stories, the two of them would sleep out the back in their sleeping bags – though Nolan was always the first to fall asleep!


I loved my little family. Nolan and Ellie were more than anyone could ever ask for.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 83: Cheeky Little Ellie)
« Reply #605 on: October 23, 2011, 06:39:10 AM »
Happy Birthday Ellie! I think I know why she is best friends with Alexandria...
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 83: Cheeky Little Ellie)
« Reply #606 on: October 23, 2011, 06:42:14 AM »
I know I do not post as much as I should but I really do love this story.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 83: Cheeky Little Ellie)
« Reply #607 on: October 23, 2011, 03:11:00 PM »
I absloutly love that sleeping bag glitch! It's one of EA's finest.  :D

I'm so excited for you! I smell HoF! By the way, is Lexie your nickname for Alexandria?

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 83: Cheeky Little Ellie)
« Reply #608 on: October 23, 2011, 08:43:50 PM »
I choose to call her Lexie, because I felt too weird calling her Alexandria, haha. I've never come across a sim with the same name as me before, but I just can't bring myself to use my own name in a story.
I also chose to call her Lexie to make sure that she's not identified with my personality - so that she is her own person/character.

And Jeana, I get called Lexy-Lou (derived from Alexandria Louise) by my nan and my mum's friend, which is extremely embarrassing. I don't let anyone else call me that haha.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 84: The Connection)
« Reply #609 on: October 23, 2011, 08:47:37 PM »
I decided to take a walk around the pond on the other side of town. I loved the rush of being a guitarist – the music, the crowds, the energy. But I also loved my quite time – time to think back on life.

I was standing in the fresh air with my eyes closed, thinking about how lucky I had been to have Nolan fall in love with me. I’d always been infatuated with him. He was a dream come true.

I was feeling a sense of happiness that I hadn’t felt before. A tingly feeling. It was quite indescribable.
It wasn’t until I opened my eyes that I realised it wasn’t a feeling from within – I was surrounded by what seemed to be a dancing light.

I was so curious, but the feeling was too pure to be afraid of. I basked in it, as though the light was feeding my very soul. But something felt weird; something felt odd.


I started to feel aware of someone else about. It wasn’t paranoia, but more that my soul was connecting with someone on a level I’d never felt before. Someone was with me – not in person, but in spirit.


I saw her thoughts. I felt her emotions. I felt what it was like to live her life. I knew that she was feeling the same thing.
I never met her, but I knew she loved me.
And I loved her back.

We stood together, as one, for what felt like years. We stood, bathing in each other’s energies.


Slowly, the feeling started to fade. I felt as though an invisible cord was pulling me back to the park; back to reality.
As I felt myself slipping away, she whispered ‘Goodbye’.

I would never forget that moment. The moment I met Great-Grandma Luna.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 85: Active Ellie)
« Reply #610 on: October 24, 2011, 02:31:53 AM »
My encounter with Grandma Luna was something that I kept to myself. The whole ordeal felt so personal, and I held it close to my heart. It was a feeling I’d cherish forever – being so close to someone our whole family cared so dearly for.

So life went on as usual. Callisto in her garden, Europa fishing in the pond, Leda doing whatever Leda does… she was always a bit unpredictable, Lysi working at the Bistro and cooking in her free time, Mali working hard as the Leader of the Freeworld, and my mum Erinome reading every book in sight.

The day for my little girl to grow up came a bit too soon for my liking – she was precious and I couldn’t believe how fast she was growing up.




And then came the teen years.

The first thing that Ellie wanted to do as a teen was learn to drive.
I was a little hesitant, seeing as when I was her age, I spent every night sneaking out my window and getting in trouble with the police. I was hypocritical, but I didn’t want my daughter to be doing those things.

However, I decided to grant her at least some freedom. She was a teen after all.


She was still just as active as a child, taking swimming lessons, joining the after school sports team and taking time to use the new equipment we’d bought her for her birthday.



But even the most athletic people have some slip-ups.


I was happy to see that Ellie took her fitness so seriously. It made me feel more certain that she wouldn’t rebel like I had as a teen. It also made me realise that she was working perfectly towards the goal of immortality, as she assured me as a child that she would do all that she could to help. I was glad to see that she took our families hard work seriously. And at this stage, it was vital.
We were getting close now – we all knew it.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 84/85: The Connection)
« Reply #611 on: October 24, 2011, 03:02:06 AM »
Wow! Ellie is beautiful!  :D I love the scenes with Grandma Luna, although they all seemed to have had a personal moment lately, hehe! Maybe she's more active now that the end is so near?
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 84/85: The Connection)
« Reply #612 on: October 24, 2011, 02:12:18 PM »
Ellie is a beautiful brunette! By the way Alex, in an earlier post, you have the same middle name as my mom and a childhood friend.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 84/85: The Connection)
« Reply #613 on: October 24, 2011, 06:56:00 PM »
Ellie is growing up to be a lovely young lady, what an awesome Sim to complete the Dynasty.

I love the pictures you did for Luna coming back, any behind the scenes details on how you made them? Because they are awesome!

Great updates, I am so excited that your Dynasty is going so well!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 84/85: The Connection)
« Reply #614 on: October 24, 2011, 09:14:34 PM »
Thanks everyone.

Sure, Juxt. I have a file that's completely separate to the dynasty one (obviously ;)). In that file, I have the graves of Luna, Jupiter, Mercury and Agnes. I also have a Sim that's completed the Oh My Ghost! opportunity. So whenever I need any of them, I just bring them back to life.
Anyway, the particular scene was done by using teleporting (shift, click, teleport here). I got the pictures when they were teleporting to the exact same spot, but had only just left the other spot. I love the effect it gives.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 86: New Love)
« Reply #615 on: October 24, 2011, 09:21:27 PM »
Ellie’s friendship with Lexie continued to grow. They were always having slumber parties, chatting on the phone, and sitting in the backyard at night talking about nothing and everything.



I was hardly surprised to hear that the two girls had started dating. I was happy for my daughter – happy that she’d found someone to love.



The two of them regularly went on dates.
One of their favourite places was the local pool. Ellie always came home bragging that she could hold her breath for way longer than Lexie.



I had to giggle knowing how different our teen dates had been – when I was a teen I’d been breaking into the museum for a date, but although they were still young, Ellie and Lexie knew what love was.

They also spent their nights out in the park. They would sit for hours in each other’s arms watching the night sky change before their eyes.



From what I’d heard, my daughter was quite the romantic, always surprising Lexie with flowers and gifts. I loved to see the two of them together – they symbolised what happiness was about.


Although Ellie now has Lexie to spend all of her time with, she never forgot her parents. She always had time to talk with Nolan and I, and always jumped at the opportunity to spend time with us, even if it was just sitting at home chatting.


She was also getting better at her fitness. She had run over 500km, which I thought was an amazing feat. Even though Nolan attended the gym regularly, Ellie could run circles around him.


I was very content with our life as a family. We were all at a happy place, which was the most important place I could ever be at.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 86: New Love)
« Reply #616 on: October 24, 2011, 09:54:23 PM »
Awww, how sweet...
Also, your grave idea is a really good one. Out of curiosity, how did you go about making the file with those graves? I know that sounds wierd, but I generally suspect everything to be tricky.
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 87: Reaching Out)
« Reply #617 on: October 25, 2011, 06:22:13 AM »
Ellie and Lexie were still together, and close as ever.
After all of their hard work at school, they finally had a night to have fun and celebrate – it was time for their prom.


The two of them caught a limo into the school. They were both very eager for the event.



After a long night of dancing, Ellie ended up being crowned Prom Queen! She placed her crown beside the photo of her and Lexie on a shelf in her room.


The next day brought another big event – it was the day I became an elder. I was kind of nervous, as I still had a rank to climb up in work to reach my life time wish, and I’d been finding it hard to get enough gigs at other places to max guitar.

I put the thoughts behind me, and enjoyed my party. After all, this would be the last birthday party I’d be having.



Although I was now an old lady, I didn’t give up the look of a rock star. I still had a dream to achieve, and I needed my look to go with it.


I played my guitar for the guests, as I always had at parties. I put on a smile to cover the nerves that were swelling in my stomach. I wanted to make this so much. I needed to make it – otherwise 7 generations of work would be smashed into pieces.


The next night at work, I worked extremely hard, pushing myself further than I ever had before. I was so determined to at least achieve this part of my requirements. I was so determined to achieve my dream; to become a rock star.

I was ecstatic when my boss approached me after the concert, offering me a promotion. I could hardly speak; I could hardly breathe. I finally felt like maybe I had a chance at this – I finally felt like I wasn’t going to be the one to ruin the entire dynasty and lose all hope of saving Grandma Luna.


I spent the rest of the night playing outside of the theatre. I didn’t care that no-one was there to watch – it was my own celebration.


I’d achieved my life time wish, and only had one more part of my requirements until I could become an immortal. I prayed that I could see it through.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 87: Reaching Out)
« Reply #618 on: October 25, 2011, 06:22:46 AM »
@Deme
I used my previous dynasty file, and killed them all off. Then the graves were in my control - they just went into my other sims inventory.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 86/87: Reaching Out)
« Reply #619 on: October 25, 2011, 10:40:38 AM »
What a nail biter! I'm writing down not to chose guitar as a max skill.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 86/87: Reaching Out)
« Reply #620 on: October 25, 2011, 04:05:37 PM »
Happy Birthday Amalthea! Congratulations on getting her to max her career. Ellie and Lexie are so cute together!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 86/87: Reaching Out)
« Reply #621 on: October 25, 2011, 04:32:30 PM »
This is getting really tense, but I know you can do it!

...Also, those two are really just too sweet together.
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 86/87: Reaching Out)
« Reply #622 on: October 25, 2011, 06:24:03 PM »
Thanks everyone! I was right on the edge of my seat playing the file. I was so worried.
Also, I think Ellie and Lexie are my favourite couple I've played, followed by Lysi and Cameron, and Luna and Alejandro.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 88: Out of Reach)
« Reply #623 on: October 25, 2011, 06:31:19 PM »
The days had passed since my promotion. I was still happy to have reached my life time wish, but the feeling had slowly been melting into panic. I was aging fast, and I still was lacking a lot of opportunities to play at events.

I looked out over my family. They were so happy.
But they were so old.
Behind their smiles, I knew ages of hard work had worn them down. I felt the guilt rising up as I realised that I might be the end of all their work.


I wiped a tear away from my eye. I had but one choice to fix this.

I picked up my phone and dialled my boss. I could hardly let the words out, as I tried to keep a straight face as to not draw any attention to myself.
I asked him if I could retire.


He was in shock – he knew that all my life, this was all I ever wanted, and I was walking away from it just after it became mine. He reluctantly agreed, and we set up my retirement pension.

I sat by myself out the back of our property. I’d just given up the life that I wanted to live – I’d dropped all my dreams.
But I had to do it.
If I didn’t do it, all the dreams my family had lived for would crumble to pieces. I had to make this sacrifice.

I went down to the basement, and lifted the cover off a few machines that my great-grandmother had bought from France so many centuries ago. They’d never been touched since they’d been brought home.

I set up the Nectar Machines in the back yard. I wondered if I could do this.
Grandma Callisto had more than 400 home-grown grapes that I could use.  I had a moodlet manager. Now I just had to think of 16 different combinations, squish 40 batched of grapes and make 200 bottles of nectar.
I trembled as I thought about it all. Could I do it before death came for me? I hope beyond belief that I could.

With that, I got straight to work. I was already quite old, and could spare no time waiting. I needed to do this. Luckily our maid, Callie, was so supportive of my change in career. It made it easier to begin with a friend by my side.


I stomped the grapes all day, I used the moodlet manager, then I stomped grapes all night.
Then I did it all again.

As I stomped the grapes, I missed my little girl’s adult birthday.




I had to suck it in, and accept that sacrifices needed to be made. I couldn’t let my families hard work be for nothing.
So I kept going.


I kept going and going, and missed Ellie’s graduation.


I kept going and going. I missed Ellie’s first day at work.


But I just had to keep going. I hated that I had missed such important parts of my daughter’s life.
I felt like my heart was sinking for each event that I missed. I prayed that she would see that I was doing this for her. I was doing this for us. I was doing this for our family.
So I kept going. No sleep, no stopping.


It never got easier. It only got harder.
I was coming closer and closer to death. I was losing touch with everyone around me. I had lost sense of time. I was disoriented.
But I just had to keep going.


And just when I thought that it couldn’t get worse, it did….

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The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 89: The Ultimate Sacrifice)
« Reply #624 on: October 25, 2011, 06:40:32 PM »
As I was stomping my grapes one morning, I got a call. A call that did more than break my heart – it completely tore it apart.
Nolan was dead.


That was the point where I almost gave it up. I almost gave everything up.
I hadn’t seen Nolan in such a long time, as I was sacrificing everything to make sure I didn’t let my family down. And now it was too late. I’d lost the love of my life.

I gripped my chest as I drew shaky breaths in. I felt like I couldn’t cope. I couldn’t see this through.
But then I thought of Nolan. I thought of how he’d feel if I’d given up.
I wiped the tears from my eyes, and got back into the tub of grapes. I had to this. If not for my family, I had to do this for Nolan.


Over the next few days, there was usually someone out in the garden keeping my company. Even if we didn’t talk, it felt so much better just knowing someone was there. It felt so much better knowing that they cared, and they weren’t giving up on me.


But when they weren’t around, I couldn’t help but cry. I’d missed out on so much. I missed Nolan terribly. I wished that I had one more chance to see him – just to say goodbye.


But I had to keep going. Day and night. No sleep, just work, no matter how hard it was. I just had to keep going.



The thought of Nolan pulled me through. I knew this would be what he would want me to do. He would never want to see me give up. I kept him close to my heart, and kept pulling though. Day and night.


After days on end of making nectar, and just trying to keep a grip on life, I realised something. This was my last bunch of grapes. This was my last bottle of nectar.
I started to cry with joy. It was almost over. I’d almost made it.


I crushed the grapes as fast as I could – a race against death. I was so close now.

 

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