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A Summer In Sunset Valley-Goodbyes Hurt [Finished]
« on: August 07, 2012, 03:35:37 PM »
I know, summer break has been going on for a while. But it's never to late for summer! This is a short story, with an idea came to my head. It will only last roughly a week. I hope you enjoy! :)

   "I love you." My mother said, smiling as she hugged me and my sister, Eliza. "Now girls, be on your best behavior while at your Grandmothers. Call me every night, remember sun screen at the beach and pool. Don't stay out too late at night. Be careful and alert. And have fun!" She pulls us into a group hug and my father joins us.
   "Here are your bags, have a safe trip. Call me when you land." My dad wipes away a tear and hands us our two roller boards. We wave as we walk into the Airport.
   "I'm going to miss Mommy and Daddy." Eliza sniffles. "Me too, but we'll have fun. Come on, lets go to security." I grab her hand so I don't lose my nine year old sister in the crowd of clueless vacationers, who have never been o Bridgeport. We wait in line for security, which takes forever! Finally, once through security, I realize we have ten minutes to get to our gate. Which is at the other end of people.
   "Get on my back," Eliza nods and climbs on. I grab the two suit cases by the top handles and run through the over capacity limit airport. We reach the gate at last call, and the lady apologetically smiles at us. I lay back in my seat, and ELiza jumps up and down in hers. My parents payed for first class, kind of a apology for not being able to go with us. I close my eyes, and Eliza shakes me awake, "Lucy! Can I have a soda?" I shake my head, "You ca have juice or ginger ale." She nods, and when the lady with the cart comes by she ask for a Ginger Ale. "And you, Miss?" The lady pleasantly asks. "Water, please." She hands me a bottle, and I gulp it down greedily. "Try and get some sleep, E. Remember, it's earlier where Grandma is." "Okay." She lays her head on my shoulder and closes her eyes. I fall back asleep.
   "We will begin our decent." The speakers boom. "E, wake up." She wakes up and yawns. "Look!" She cries and points out the window. The sky is picture, perfect blue. Not a cloud in the sky. The plane begins to land, and Eliza starts jumping up and down again.
   The plane lands, and a nice older gentleman helps me get our bags from the overhead storage. "Hold my hand." I instruct Eliza. She nods and clings to my arm. We walk through the Airport to the exit. The airpot is hardly busy compared to Bridge ports and it's kind of calming. By the doors, my Grandmother, with her warming smile and sweet grandmother looks, stands. In her arms is a small toddler. "Who's this?" Eliza asks, patting the little girls head. "This is Peaches. I'm fostering her this summer." Eliza squeals. She loves nooboo's and toddlers. "Grandma, we have to go get my cat." I remind her. "Of course." She smiles and hugs me and we walk to costumer service.
   'i'm picking my granddaughter's cat up. Lucile Green's cat. The cat's name is Pie." The woman behind the counter nods, and picks up a cage of howling. "Ticket?" She holds the cages as far away from her face as possible. I hand her the ticket from my pocket. She shoves the carrier into my arms. I look between the bars, and the cat quiets. "Shhh, Pie. It's okay.' She meows, showing her approval of no more airplanes. Grandma leads the way to her van and loads every one in. I sit in the front, with the carrier in my lap. Eliza ohs and ahs at Peaches. After the long car ride to the house, I feel sleep behind my eyes.
   "Oh, Lucile, I forgot to tell you. I adopted a dog!' i stare at her in disbelief. Three reasons why this isn't the best summer,
1. A toddler, crying at all hours of the day.
2. No friends.
3. Keeping my insane cat who hates dogs away from grandma's new dog.
This is going to be a very long summer.

Hope you liked the intro. Feel free tell me what you think!

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 09:38:39 AM »
I should be able to have an update this afternoon, with pictures and more of an introduction to the character.



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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 11:35:46 AM »
Good start. :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 04:20:29 PM »
Good start. :)
Thanks! Just want to say, I want to update tonight, but my computer needs charge. So I might just update tommorow. Sorry to keep you waiting :)

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 04:41:55 PM »
It's okay, take your time.  :D

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 05:07:27 PM »
It's okay, take your time.  :D
Thanks, just wanted o also say that video of the cat freaking out in your signature is kinda funny!

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 10:35:20 PM »
I always like your stories and I am happy to see you writing another one!



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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2012, 10:09:03 AM »
I always like your stories and I am happy to see you writing another one!
Thanks! This one will be a lot of fun, since I'm in a summery mood! ;D

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A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 11:53:29 AM »
I'm looking forward to more of this one!

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 01:41:06 PM »
I'm looking forward to more of this one!
Thanks, I'm uploading the pictures now, so update to come soon!

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 01:57:16 PM »
   "Here." I hand Eliza her suitcase and grab mine from the trunk. Pie howls in her cage, louder and louder. Since I left her in the front of the car. "Pie! Stop, I'm going to let you out in a minute." She mews, but stops howling. Peaches giggles as Eliza bounces her up and down on her hip, so Grandma can unlock the door. She throws the door open, and moves away so we can pass through.
   I carry Pie and my heavy suitcase up two flights of stair, which was hard. I push the old toy box in the way so Pie can't get out before I open her cage. She prances out, and stretches. Clearly happy to be free. I reach down to rub her head, and she purrs. "I know you want me to brush your hair, but I've got to unpack." I open my suitcase on the bed and Pie sits behind it and stares at me. Unpacking took a long time, it's already four when I finish. I pick Pie up, and rub her head. She closes her eyes and purrs in content.

   "Your a good Kitty, don't worry Pie, we will make it through the summer." "Lucy!" Eliza calls, from the bottom of the stairs. "Dinner!" "Kay, coming!" I call back. I put Pie down and pour her some Cat food, she likes tuna, but mom packed a bag of cat food and said I could buy tuna, which means going to the grocery store tomorrow. I jump over the toy box and go down to dinner.
   Grandma and Eliza talk about the school year, and Peaches helps. Exhaustion sweeps over me, "CAn I be excused?" I ask my grandma politely. She nods. I place my plate in the sink before running up the stairs.
   Later, after my shower, I check on Eliza. I find her on the bean bag chair, with Grandma's new dog, Missy. She scratches Missy's head, looks like she's half asleep.

   Missy is nice, but not when Pie is around. Earlier, Pie almost took Missy out. "Good night, Eliza." I say, shutting the door. "G-night." She says, not looking up.
   THen I look in Peaches room. Grandma sits in the rocking chair, with Peaches on her lap.

   "Well, little Peaches. Don't think of Lucile as a mean person. She's very nice, she was just tired. She's also a bit shy, which is why she didn't talk. Trust me, she will warm up to you soon. And you'll find you love her, very, very much." I feel warmed by my grandmother's words, and feel bad for not talking to them. But Grandma seems to understand. I shut the door quietly behind me,, and go up the stairs. I climb over the toy box, and Pie prances over to meet me. I lift her up, and she licks my face. "Good night, Pie." She meow her good night, place her at the end of the bed. Where she curls up into a little ball. I fall asleep, moments later.

Hope you liked the update and please feel free to tell me what you think.
If you read this up in till the first picture, everything below that is new. I hit post instead of preview, so sorry!

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 03:52:31 PM »
I like Pie's face when Lucy was petting her. Great update!

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012, 03:57:51 PM »
I like Pie's face when Lucy was petting her. Great update!
Thank you! Pie looks so happy in the picture!

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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2012, 06:55:21 PM »
   "Stop moving, Eliza! I need to put sunscreen on your face!" Grandma wants to take us to the beach, so, like I promised my mom, I have to put sunscreen on Eliza. "NO! I don't want sunscreen." She moves away from me. "Why?" I ask, pouring sunscreen into my hand. "Because I don't want to be a ghost!" She wails. "You aren't going to be a ghost!" I sigh, nine year olds can be so difficult. "Uh, huh! That sunscreen is going to turn me into a ghost! I don't want any of it on me!" She cries, stepping farther away from the sunscreen. "If you don't use any of it you'll turn into a hotdog! Because you'll be red and then when Grandma puts lotion on you, you'll like like a hotdog with mayo!" I tell her. "No!" She screeches. "I don't want to be a hotdog! Because then you, Grandma and Missy are going to eat me for dinner." "That's right, Hotdog. Don't forget Pie" I say, messing with her. "Grandma! Lucy called me a hotdog!" Grandma appears in the room in seconds. I seriously think she chooses when she wants to move fast or not, depending on the situation.
   "Lucile! Did you call your sister a hotdog?" Grandma asks me sharply, half rubbed in sunscreen on her forehead. I nod, "Yes, yes, I did. She doesn't want sunscreen, so I said without she'd become a hotdog." Grandma shakes her head. "And she said you were all going to eat me for dinner!" Eliza cries, hugging Grandma's side. "Seriously? Eat her?" I nod. "Yeah, she suggested it." "Come one, Eliza. Lets go put on my super special sunscreen. It doesn't turn you into a ghost or a hotdog!" Grandma says cheerfully. Eliza cheers, and follows her out of the room. Like I would actually eat my sister, she would be more like a snack! I'm kidding. :D
   I pick Peaches up from her high chair and carry her to the car. Eliza grumbles as she climbs into the back of the car, she hates that she still needs a booster seat and can't sit in the front.

   Grandma has a few rules when she drives. No talking, no distracting, and no questions. Probably because she needs to keep her eyes on the road. At the beach, ELiza ran into the water. And immediately ran out, "Frr-Eee-Zing!" She said. And she built sandcastles.

   We spent the day, and stayed in till late, Grandma was going to make hotdogs. But then thought better of it, because Eliza was still sore on the subject. So she got a pizza delivered, instead.
   After dinner, Eliza made friends with some of the other kids who were there. And I sat on the towel next to Peaches.

   I told her about my friends in Bridgeport and my life there. And how I missed hearing the the cars at night. But there was something special about Sunset Valley, something I couldn't really comprehend. She nodded, her green eyes reflecting the light of the moon. And giggled, finding something hilarious.
   And my Grandmother, sat. Watching over everything.


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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2012, 06:26:42 AM »
it is funny that Eliza think of a bicycle in the car, it looks like she doesn't trust her Gran's driving.
This update make me think of seasons and how different a day at the beach can turn out once you have it installed.
Lovely story. ;)

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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2012, 08:53:28 AM »
it is funny that Eliza think of a bicycle in the car, it looks like she doesn't trust her Gran's driving.
This update make me think of seasons and how different a day at the beach can turn out once you have it installed.
Lovely story. ;)
Thank you! I really want seasons, I'm saving up for it already :)
I thought it was just kind of perfect that Eliza decided to think about the bike when her grandma got driving, too!

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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2012, 02:48:52 PM »
Helmet Hair
   "Go get some groceries!" Grandma yells from the kitchen. Peaches is crying her head off, for no none reason to us, and it's out grandma in a very bad mood. "What do you want?" I asks, as sweetly as I can. She pushes a sticky note into my hand, and shushes Peaches. Peaches just whines louder, and kicks her little feet. "Why don't you try feeding her?" I yell to be heard over the screaming. "I tried, she won't eat!" Grandma lets out a frustrated sigh. I grab the bottle of the kitchen counter and ease Peaches into my arms.
   She starts to cry, so I bounce her up and down a bit. She grips my shoulder tightly and giggles. Grandma pouts and leaves the room. Now angry because I was able to quiet Peaches and she wasn't, not that she would admit it. I pick up the bottle and hold't near her mouth. She drinks greedily, she yawns and curls up in my arms. I carefully carry her upstairs, and place her in her crib. I pull the sheet up to her chin, and pat her head. She smiles before drifting off to sleep.
   I shut the door behind me, and slip my shoes on at the door. Eliza comes down the stairs, rubbing her eyes and yawning. "Gud Mornin." "Good morning Eliza. I'm going grocery shopping, Grandma is on fire." She giggles and nods. "I heard, that's why I waited to come down." "You sly dog." I give her a quick hug before wheeling my bike down the steps.
   I make sure that the note is in my pocket before strapping my helmet on and swinging my leg over the the bike post. I push off and cruise down the street, pedaling faster and faster, till it's all a blur. I take the long route, through the neighbor hood and down the side streets. I ride down to the road by the beach, and pedal hard up the hill. Cruising into the grocery store parking lot, I remember I left my phone on the bedside table. I just hope that Eliza doesn't need me. I lock the bike to a tree and strap my helmet to the handle bars. [Does anyone else think it's kinda weird that helmets aren't required on the bike? They have a choice for kids hair with a helmet, but what kid wants to always wear a helmet?! -Sadie] BAck in Bridgeport, I had to lock my bike and the helmet, but here just the bike would do.
   I rub my sore thumbs as I walk towards the grocery store. And I see this guy.

   His reddish hair reflects the light of the sun. He smiles at me, "Hello." He says cheerfully. "Hi!" I squeak, my shy trait coming out at the worst time. "So, whatcha doing here?" I ask lamely. "Grocery shopping for my mom." He says. "Oh, cool. I . . . uh . . . so am I." Nice save Lucy.

   "My grandma wanted me to get stuff for dinner." His eyes twinkle. "My mom is planning a party, she needs some food to test run with me and my sister." I nod. "I have a little sister, her names Eliza." "My sister's name is Quinn, she's nine." I smile. "So is mine." "If you don't mind me asking, who is your Grandma?" "Winnie Green." I say. "Ms.Green? SHe's nice, treats all the kids like her grandkids. She talks about you guys a lot." I blush. "Yeah, she's proud." He nods. "Well, I won't keep you from grocery shopping. Very fun." I nod and laugh. We say good bye and I watch her walk down the street to his car and drive off. I wanted to scream that I don't care about grocery shopping and rather talk to him. THen I realize two things.
   One, I didn't ask for his name. And two, I still had helmet hair. I touch the sweaty hair sticking to my forehead and frown. Helmet hair, eww!

Hope you liked the update and please feel free to tell me what you think. Sorry it was short, the next one will be longer. ;D

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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2012, 03:19:47 PM »
Very nice story. But...who is he? LOL. I'm so impatient :)

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2012, 03:26:50 PM »
Nice and interesting story. Of course, i'll be reading this one from now on  ;)

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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2012, 07:45:47 PM »
Very nice story. But...who is he? LOL. I'm so impatient :)
Ah, who is he. You will know in the next update!
Nice and interesting story. Of course, i'll be reading this one from now on  ;)
Aw, thanks!
Okay, so I just got town life. And, now my Pets expansion pack isn't showing up. Anything that came with the expansion pack isn't there, but the pets are. I'm kinda confused. So I might have to do a reinstall, so depending on that, is when the next update will be.

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2012, 01:10:55 PM »
Problem fixed! I went on today and everything was back, including pets. SO, it may have just been user error ::)

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2012, 03:32:29 PM »
LOL...I am a frequent victim of user error myself. :P

Glad to know it's fixed--and I can't wait to see an update!

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2012, 04:42:38 PM »
This is a sweet story! :)

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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2012, 04:43:58 PM »
LOL...I am a frequent victim of user error myself. :P

Glad to know it's fixed--and I can't wait to see an update!
I was almost done playing for the update, when my computer crashed :-\ So I'm loading the game now and should have an update soon!

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2012, 10:43:28 PM »
The Outline Of Perfection
   I run my fingers through my hair so I doesn't stick,I really should have done that sooner, I trudge into the grocery store and down the elise. At check out, I pay the lady and grab all the bags. THe wind lifts away the hair on my face the minute I step outside. The door closes with a woosh behind me. "Hey!" I high pitched voice calls from behind me. I turn around to face what was behind me. "Yeah, yeah, you." I focus in on a girl who looks about my age. She steps over to me. She looks like a model, tall in her heels with a light touch of make up to her face. "I''m Tracey, but call me Trace. And you are?" "I'm . . I'm . . Lu-lucy." I stammer, surprised by how friendly she is. Tracey smiles, "Shy? No worries, I'll make up for it. I'm very talkative. Anyway, I couldn't help but noticed you were talking to his guy. Did you get his name?" I blush, "N-no. I didn't" I look at my shoes. Boring compared to hers. "His name is Felix. No worries, his charm stuns many." She fans out her hands, and I can't help but noticed that everyone of her nails are filed and painted dark red. They all look perfect. And Felix, now I know is name!
   "Thanks, you know, for his name." "No worries, come on gal, if your going to impress him you need a makeover." Tracey smiles wider, showing perfect, white teeth. I hold up the grocery bags. "Sorry, but I have to get this back to my house." She shrugs. "No worries, go drop them off and I'll wait here. When you come back we'll go shopping!" She squeals. I sigh, "Okay, give me twenty minutes."
   I unchain my bike and ride to the house. Walking in, I realize how quiet it is. No one is home. I drop the grocery bags on the counter, when I notice a little note.
   Lucile,
   I took Eliza and Peaches to the beach and I'm going to take them to dinner afterwards. If you want to join us, meet us at five thirty at the dinner. But I understand if you want to hang out with your friends. Just be home by eleven.
      Love,
    Grandma

   Perfect, now I have no excuse to not go. I walk back to Tracey and she smiles when I come close. "i already hailed a cab." She says cheerfully. We climb into the yellow cab and Tracey tells the Taxi Driver the direction. The car starts up and zooms down the streets. It pulls up in front of a little store. "Come on, girlfriend, we are going shopping." She hands the man his money and drags me out of the car. Two horrific hours later, I have all new clothes. SHe whistles. "You look amazing."

   I pull at the hem of the dress and nod. I wobble of the platform in the heels that Tracey insisted that I get. SHe hands the cashier a credit card before i can protest. "Trace, no. i can't let you pay." "Nonsense, Lucy! My parents won't care, trust me." I take the bag guilty in my hands. "Come on, we are going to show you off." She takes my arm by the elbow and pulls me down the sidewalk. "Where are we going?" I ask, stumbling in the heels. "You'll see soon enough." She pulls me through the doors of a building, and I realize what it is. The karaoke hangout, "No," I say pulling back. "Nu huh, You are coming in." She pulls me into the crowd and straight to the karaoke sign up. The noise surrounds me and threatens to swallow me. "Lucy and Trace. Call Me Right Now." She tells the lady. The lady nods and types it into the computer. She brings me over to a table and we take a seat and wait out turn.
   "Lucy and Trace singing Call me right now!" Announces the DJ. I have butterflies in my stomach as we walk up. The music starts and they only get worse.
 
   "I clicked a wish in the well, don't ask me I'll never know. I looked to you as I fell, and now I'm having blocking issues. I trade my genie for a wish, simolens for a couch. I wasn't looking for this, and now it's in my queue. [...] Hey, I just meet you. And this is sims, so here's my traits. Call me right now. It's hard to not look at you, simmie. So here's my number call me right now! [...]!"

   We danced to the beat, and sang out hearts out. And I realize, I wasn't shy at all. And I had fun.
   The rest of the night was so much fun, we eat nachos and snag a bunch of songs. And best of all, I wasn't shy at all. Eventually, we decided to leave. We got two cabs and hugged good bye. "Bye, Luc!" Tracey yelled getting into her car. "Bye, Trace!" I yell, getting into mine. It zooms home. "Good night, Miss." The driver says. "You as well, I hand them the money and shut the door. I walk up to the house and turn the knob. But it won't open. I push harder and it still won't open. I pound harder against it, but it still won't open. I check my pocket for my phone and find it empty. "No!" My phone is upstairs. I step back, and all the lights are off. Strange, usually at least one light is on. I pound harder and harder, and jam the doorbell. Still silence, then I see a small light flicker on in the upstairs window. And it turns off. Leaving me on the steps, in the dark. BEcause they forgot to turn on the porch light. At least I know his name, Felix.

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