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Crossing the Rubicon - Smile 6-23-13
« on: May 08, 2013, 11:52:15 AM »
The Riffin’s look fine on the outside, they appear to look healed, happy and safe. But it’s near impossible to heal from that day. From what they do and don’t remember about their parents. Most days they ignore it, but it still comes back to haunt their darkest day, and their most terrifying nightmares. But yet, they move on. They'll ignore the nigthmares, or just hold someone or be held untill the pain passes. Doesn't make it less likely that Cory's going to be the next Batsim though. Still, the Riffins are a family, and they'll always be there for each other.



Ditz is the glue of her pack. She wants Alpha to find his mate, for Master to stop doing really stupid things, and for Omega to stop being so OCD about making the pretty wall hangings. But until her pack can do those, she’s going to guard them because face it, they can’t protect themselves in their current state.





Calvin Miles Riffin (although he’s also know as Cal sometimes) is the leader of the bunch, the man of the home. He doesn’t look like the strongest, but he is. His brother may think of him as a coward, but in reality Calvin will do anything for his family. He aspires to be married surrounded by a family of his won one day. It should also be noted that he’s an amazing writer, although he’s never written anything before. Ever since then, he’s been finding out about other hidden talents.



Cornell ‘Cory’ Michael Riffin is a daredevil. Whenever there’s a flash mob during quiet reading time at school, someone giving Ditz some cola and mints, or a hole punched into the wall, logic and past experiences points it’s finger at Cory. He’s the ultimate problem child, the want that women realize in their later years it was a good thing he got away. Cory will make bets he can’t keep, and get in trouble for the heck of it. He hopes the rush of danger and excitement will give him whatever is missing from his life. But he knows why and what he’s missing in his hear, however he prenteds that it's not there and it's not real. Calvin is trying to help Cory but so far it’s to no avail.



Chantrelle “Rell” Marcella Riffin is a smart cookie. She’d rather read a book or paint then watch TV or play on the laptop. She’ll trip over her own feet though, so Cory is quite sure that she’s lost a few IQ points that way. She’s the ‘lucky’ one in her family. Though being young when is happened and sheer will, she’s manged to forget everything about her parents. So in the end, maybe she’s not so lucky. Rell adores her brothers, and her art. Ever since  ‘The Anastasia Goole Memorial Home’ sent her an easel, she’s been on it. All. The Time.  However it’s still healthier then Cory’s on-off relationship with breaking curfew. But overall, Rell is a happy, and safe child.

Just like everyone else in her family.



But like everyone else, they have their days. But now they’re going to have to truly move one, otherwise they won’t heal.



Sadly, that could very well be harder then one would think.

This is my first story on here, and I'm really happy about it. The Riffin's in AP are on of my favorite familes, and I promise the rest of the story won't sound like this. (I wanted to set up everyone and have the readers be a bit more familiar with them.) Anyway, thank's for reading along!
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 05:41:08 PM »
Dextra 2, I think you've made an admirable start.  I'm curious enough to bookmark this.  I've played in AP a few times but never the Riffins.  Good luck, I'll be reading.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 06:08:44 PM »
Dextra 2, I think you've made an admirable start.  I'm curious enough to bookmark this.  I've played in AP a few times but never the Riffins.  Good luck, I'll be reading.
Thank you Magz! The Riffins are quite the intersting family. Even truer when Calvin keeps throwing up wishes to get married. All. The. Time.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 12:05:46 PM »
Great start to your story, I like it very much. :)

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 06:10:07 PM »
Great start to your story, I like it very much. :)
Thanks Louise! Your words mean alot to me.

I'm just about post up the "first" chapter, everyone!
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Re: Crossing the Rubicon - We Didn't Start the Fire. (5-12-13)
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 06:36:15 PM »
We Didn't Start the Fire

Monday was a busy day. And by busy, we mean the Watcher had enough for a chapter update in about seven sim hours. A all started when Cory was doing something stupid and life threating (big surprise there, right?)....



“Well....” Cory stared off in a trance like state. “Every bone in my body is telling me yes. But everything I’ve learned is telling me no. This is kinda like when they told me to wear glasses or I’ll lose my depth perception. And you know what, depth perceptions is for wussies." He thought to himself. "So let’s do this!” He grinned wickedly and allowed the lighted match to fall from his hand. (Once again, let’s go back to stupid and life threating.)





Of course, to make EVERYTHING better, Calvin wasn’t at home.



He was at the library, working on his si-fi novel; ‘The Blue Screen Effect’.



Because he was feeling a writing block comeing on at home, so he decided to write at the library to prevent it. Which in hindsight, was a bad idea. Mainly due to his siblings.



“Ditz, I hear screaming and smell smoke. I think Core’s trying to kill us. Again.”







“Ew, fire smells like smoke. Cory, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?! If we weren’t in MORTAL DANGER, I would KILL YOU!” Perhaps it better to show what the fire looked like to Rell.



Needless to say,  whatever miracle that was keeping Cory alive wouldn’t last long once his sister got to him. Unless the fire was put out first.



Hopefully that would be sooner rather then later.



Well, it looks like post traumatic stress disorder has done it’s job. At least he didn’t pass out in the middle of the fire.



“Hello 911, my name is Chantrelle Riffin. There’s a fire in my basement and one of my brothers is trapped in it. Also my other brother is passed out on our porch. Could you send some firemen and an ambulance? ... My address is 1935 Beach Boulevard, Appaloosa Plains. ... Thank you for your help.”



“Maybe I should take a picture and email it to Vera Dojo... She is pretty cool. For a girl anyway...”


A/N:
Most. Hectic. Day. Ever. I've lost my screen shots wth the firemen, but that can be fixed. Still, over $1000 in damage and the most of the room needs to be cleaned badly. Cory popped a wish with something about fireworks and that's where I got the whole idea for this mess. Any and all feedback would be nice. Have a nice day!
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Re: Crossing the Rubicon
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 10:23:50 PM »
I'm really worried for these kids.  :( The social worker didn't catch wind of any of this right? Please tell me she didn't! I would hate to see them be split up!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 10:34:10 PM »
I'm really worried for these kids.  :( The social worker didn't catch wind of any of this right? Please tell me she didn't! I would hate to see them be split up!
Everyone's fine. No social workers came. But I did get the Millers to vist at 2:00 AM Tuesday though.

I do agree that a vist from the social worker is order though, but for a completly differnet reason, and that time hasn't come yet. (After all, we still need to resolve The Great Fire To The Basment/Calivn's Room.) ;)
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 11:07:43 PM »
Everyone's fine. No social workers came. But I did get the Millers to vist at 2:00 AM Tuesday though.

I do agree that a vist from the social worker is order though, but for a completly differnet reason, and that time hasn't come yet. (After all, we still need to resolve The Great Fire To The Basment/Calivn's Room.) ;)
I'm not saying that a visit from the social worker is in order. Heck, in real life, it's traumatizing. They're not going to be split up, right? Right?! D:
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Re: Crossing the Rubicon - We Didn't Start the Fire (5/12/13)
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 08:04:56 AM »
I absolutely love Chantrelle.  She reminds me of Lilo.  "Hello?  Cobra Bubbles?  The Aliens are destroying our house."

I love AP, so I'm interested to see where this goes.

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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 10:22:24 AM »
I'm not saying that a visit from the social worker is in order. Heck, in real life, it's traumatizing. They're not going to be split up, right? Right?! D:

Heck no!  (Well, they might spilt up when Cory turns YA and wants to move out, but that's a long way off.) I've got a story to write here, and splitting up won't help.

I absolutely love Chantrelle.  She reminds me of Lilo.  "Hello?  Cobra Bubbles?  The Aliens are destroying our house."

I love AP, so I'm interested to see where this goes.

What show/book/movie is Lilo from? Because I don't recognize that name.

AP is my favorite town! I'm a sucker for farm type towns. :P Remind me of my grandfather's old place.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 03:37:16 PM »
What show/book/movie is Lilo from? Because I don't recognize that name.
It's Lilo and Stitch. By Disney. :)

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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 06:49:40 PM »
It's Lilo and Stitch. By Disney. :)

*facepalm* I knew that. I SO knew that. I loved that moive/show when I was like seven. Been forever since I've seen it, so that's probably why I didn't get the referecne.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 10:06:55 AM »
*facepalm* I knew that. I SO knew that. I loved that moive/show when I was like seven. Been forever since I've seen it, so that's probably why I didn't get the referecne.
Hahaha, no worries. XD Happens to everyone.  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 01:04:28 PM »
Hahaha, no worries. XD Happens to everyone.  ;D

Well, now I have one more thing one The List of Things I Need to Do; watch Lilo & Stitch. :))
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2013, 12:41:21 PM »
That was a big fire! I'm glad the kids are ok, great update. :)

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2013, 02:04:56 PM »
That was a big fire! I'm glad the kids are ok, great update. :)
Wait until I show everyone the screen shots of what happened to the room. :-\
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Re: Crossing the Rubicon - We Didn't Start the Fire (5/12/13)
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2013, 02:21:46 PM »
I have that song stuck in my head now.. ::)

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Re: Crossing the Rubicon - We Didn't Start the Fire (5/12/13)
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2013, 07:23:32 PM »
I have that song stuck in my head now.. ::)

I named it after the Billy Joel song.
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2013, 12:02:32 AM »
I named it after the Billy Joel song.
XD Nice

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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2013, 11:15:08 AM »
XD Nice

Song names for chapters will be a common theme. Just like book names will be.
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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2013, 05:36:24 PM »
I use song names for chapter titles all the time.  I'm really enjoying this story. 
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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2013, 08:28:09 PM »
I use song names for chapter titles all the time.  I'm really enjoying this story.

Thank Mags! I'm having a fun time writing the story.
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Re: Crossing the Rubicon - We Didn't Start the Fire (5/12/13)
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2013, 04:55:59 PM »
Stop And Stare

Calvin remembers being kicked and yelled at. “HOWDAY!! Callie! Wake up!” Maisy Miller yelled and kicked the poor man again. “The fire’s out! Now wake you big baby!” “Honey, I think you should go home. Calvin’s been though a lot, and I highly doubt putting him though more abuse will help.” The motherly voice said, probably while wearing an amused smile. “... Fine. See if I care.” The first voice stomped off and a few minutes later, the motherly voice told him, “Calvin dear, I’m afraid you will have to get up. Even if it’s just to sleep on the couch. You’ll get a cold if you stay out here much longer.”

“Okay Auntie Jack. I’m getting up.” Calvin groaned as he sat up and grabbed the hand that Jacquie Miller offered to him. The Millers were like family that lived next door. Quincy was willing to lend money and time to help them,  and for nothing in return. Jacquie would help take care of the family garden and clean the house right after the accident, and while Calvin was finishing up the last semester of high school. Maisy was... Well, she was a good friend to the younger kids, and to Calvin... Well, they were close, and maybe once upon a time, they were closer.





“How is my favorite ex-ward of the Sim Nations?” “Worried about his sanity. And his brother. Aunt Jack, Cory sent the basement on fire!”



“I know honey, I was there. Now I know you’re new to raising kids, but maybe you should parenting him.” Jacquie tossed her head back and laughed.

“I know Auntie Jack.... But it’s like he enjoys getting in trouble. He just laughs it off and get in trouble again! What should I do?” Calvin’s shoulders slumped as a defeated look crossed on his face.



“You know, the same thing happened to a friend of mine. Daughter kept on rebelling, and so her mother just spent more time with her. Then the daughter was an angel!” A knowing look passed over Jacquie



“.... You’re talking about Maisy, aren’t you?” A smirk crossed the older woman’s lips. “Maybe, Maybe not. But just try hanging out. Go to the movies, or visit the army base here. Cory would eat it up! I’m sure of it!”

“Okay then. I’ll try that. Thanks Aunt Jackie, your a life saver- Where are the kids?!” “Don’t worry Calvin. I sent them to bed. THEY SHOULD BE SLEEPING!” Jacquie yelled the last part as if it was a hint to the mummers that were down the hall.



“Cory... I can’t sleep. Will you sing to me?” Her voice was tired sounding, as if her light was sucked out when she crawled into her bed. “Sure thing sis. What song do you want?” His voice had lost his usual bravo, and left a pleasantly innocent ring to it. “I don’t care. I just want a pretty one.” “Okay.... I can do that.” There was pause while he picked out the song for his baby sister. “I found God... On the corner of First and Amistad. Where the west, was all but won.” Cory began in a soft voice. “All alone, smoking his last cigarette. I asked, ‘Where you’d been?’ He said, ‘Ask any thing.” He continued on until the song was over and both children were asleep.



“Cory.... You’re a pretty singer.” Rell half said and half snored, then rolled over and fell asleep. (Note: If Rell was awake, she would have said something along the lines of: "Cory, you seem to be an exceptional virtuoso.")

Of course, Calvin was wide awake after all that happened. He just sat in the kitchen and worked on his si-fi novel until the light of dawn.




A/N: First off, thanks for all the comments! ;D It makes me feel so happy. Second, I hate nothing to do with Jacquie and Maisy Miller coming over during the fire. They just came over at 3:00 AM. :-\ Really nice of them to do that. Gave me something good to work with, plus Calvin leveled up in Charisma.
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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2013, 11:01:40 PM »
Wow... Over 500 views! I feel so happy knowing that so many people have read (an hopefully liked) this!

I'm still working on getting the next chapter ready, and it should be ready soon-ish. I had a panic attack while playing and ending up losing a couple of days, but I'm getting back up to the part I quit without saving. Then I'll write everything up, and post! (See? Posting soon-ish.)
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