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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Emotional Outcry
« Reply #450 on: April 10, 2014, 11:29:51 PM »
I missed two updates, too. Wow. And wow. That's quite a love story. Am I the only one (vainly) vying for Mr 'Twinbrook?' Oh, well. 

Anyway, I hope the happiness lasts! Otherwise, Thomas will haunt him to death.
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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Emotional Outcry
« Reply #451 on: April 12, 2014, 12:13:52 AM »
Oh no. I started reading this last week, and I'm all caught up. I want more. Please.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Emotional Outcry
« Reply #452 on: April 17, 2014, 01:54:45 PM »
Quick Little Tid-Bit
Well readers, I was stumped for a while at a certain point in game (unable to go further until I asked myself some really hard questions) story-wise. I wanted to make sure I had a great plot to go about for the next generation. That's the reason for the delay. I would also like to point out that any and all comments made prior to this one were prior to my knowledge of how I wanted to carry the story, therefore please don't hold it against me if I contradict myself in er... a certain aspect of... er... Mary's life. Heh, heh. *pulls top of collar as she breaks into nervous sweat.* Anyways I have the rest of the story sort of chunked out except for a generation to generation basis. I just wanted to let everyone know that the only reason for delay was simply writers block. Sorry! I'll have an update for you soon now that I have some "madly" (yes, that's a hint) genius ideas rolling in.

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I missed two updates, too. Wow. And wow. That's quite a love story. Am I the only one (vainly) vying for Mr 'Twinbrook?' Oh, well. 

Anyway, I hope the happiness lasts! Otherwise, Thomas will haunt him to death.
Haha poor Mr. Twinbrook. The happiness should last, but there will be tension. There's always tension. Bahahahaha!


Oh no. I started reading this last week, and I'm all caught up. I want more. Please.
Working on an update as we speak, well not really, but in my mind I am. Right now I'm buying out the Sims Store because I've had a few things on my wish-list that just became affordable, but as soon as I'm done!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Emotional Outcry
« Reply #453 on: April 17, 2014, 07:24:24 PM »
Woo hoo! Can't wait to read more of this story Livvie :)

And I think it's always good to take a break and let yourself get excited about writing again. After all this is all for fun, so the most important thing is that is stays fun and interesting.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Welcome to the Madhouse
« Reply #454 on: April 18, 2014, 06:44:30 PM »
Woo hoo! Can't wait to read more of this story Livvie :)

And I think it's always good to take a break and let yourself get excited about writing again. After all this is all for fun, so the most important thing is that is stays fun and interesting.
Thank you kindly! Yeah, sometimes I just need to step back and let the creativity come to me - I'm very glad I did.

Welcome to the Madhouse
Alec rested on the bed, staring at the girl who seemed to change his life. He felt hollow though, because he still kept the most important thing from her - who he really was. In his mind, she never needed to know, he was almost sure she would never need to know.

Until he sensed it. His heart sank deep into his gut as he sensed it. He clenched his eyes shut, thinking, he promised to leave me alone. What does he want now? Alec hoped it was just a passing sense - an old one that was brought on by even thinking about him. He had to be sure though, so he threw on his boots and went out on to the balcony.
His hopes died as he spotted her standing in the open.

She called up to him in her sultry voice: "Hello, Aleccas, it's good to see the Hagness didn't sniff you out like I thought she would." It was the same voice she used the night she seduced him - the night he was sure he was in love with her.
Alec clenched his fist and snarled. "What the heck are you doing here?!" He spat, but he already knew the answer.
She let out a breathy laugh, "don't play coy. You know why I'm here. The Master wants to see you." She straightened herself. "He wants a report, Aleccas."
Alec sucked in his cheek defeatedly before returning inside to quietly gather his clothing. As he was leaving the door he caught one last long look at Mary, something about her sleeping made him feel at peace.
He slowly climbed the stairs and left the house to meet the woman in the road.

She hadn't changed a bit, her brilliant golden eyes shone against her dark skin. Her wild blue hair was shorter than Alec remembered though. Alec growled as he got closer to her, "why he heck did he send you of all people." His words held venom.

The woman sighed impatiently, "you're not still mad that I married your older brother over you, are you? You're fun and all, and definitely great in bed," she raised her eyebrows slightly and put on a cute face for him, "but you're not marriage material. Not like your brother, at least."
Alec felt a rage boiling up in him, "I don't have time for this, Nia. Why are you here?!"
Nia rolled her eyes, "I already told you why I'm here. Get it in your thick skull. The Master wants his reports, I'm only the messenger." She shrugged. "He's waiting on us right now, so if you would please?"
Alec knew he didn't have a choice. He motioned her to the side and she strode gracefully, her long heals hitting the pavement with uniform clicks.
Alec breathed in deep, he could feel the air getting tense around him as he summoned up his strength.

The portal opened up and he stepped back, motioning for Nia to go in first. She walked past him with a teasing look in her eye as she disappeared into the blackness. Alec turned his head one last time and looked up at where Mary was. Getting his reality check really made him wish that he could go back to just a few hours ago and just pretend the world didn't exist.

He couldn't though, "I'm sorry, Mary." He whispered and he stepped into the portal.

When Alec opened his eyes again the world was gray and stretched, his human disguise had fallen off, causing his skin to darken and his eyes to return to their natural color. He sighed softly, feeling the emptiness that his home always brought him. Mary was the one person in the world who seemed to fill that hole that he was always left with, but returning home was the reminder he needed - how long would it be before the madness that filled his Master came for him? He blamed his mother often for cursing him to a life of servitude to him.

To the God of Magic... and Madness.
The house hadn't changed, at least, not in any way that Alec would be bothered to notice, as for everyone else, the house changed periodically. The paintings and the light fixtures fluttered around the rooms with minds of their own, or rather, minds like Majnun, their Master.

Alec walked calmly to the meeting room where everyone sat and stared at his entrance with mixed faces. His oldest brother Sheo, who sat opposite of their Master, held a face of contempt; Deliro, who sat left of their Master looked amused, while Kefka who sat right of their Master looked bored; then there was Nia, who sat giving him the widest, snotty smile she could manage while she squeezed Sheo's hand.

Alec took in a deep breath and let it out quickly as he walked over to his seat across from Nia. As he sat down, he shot hateful glances at the succubus across from him, rather than daring to make eye-contact with his Master.

The Master started to laugh maniacally. His face twisted and contorted. "Aleccas!" His voice boomed. Alec had grown weary of his Master's voice after years of hearing it change so frequently. It would be roaringly loud or pleasantly soft within a few worlds of each other, with varying degrees and tones in between. Things that made most people sad caused hysterical laughter from him, and things that made people uncomfortable made him feel right at home. Alec was fully aware that this maniacal laughter was not from something being funny, but rather disappointment, as the Master's laugh died his mouth moved to a harsh line.

"Your brothers," the first words were forced, his voice lowered and softened, "and sister-in-law, have already given their reports." Laughter again. His voice crackled and raised up to a high pitch, "tell me," he paused for effect, "how goes the war? Is it going how I... how I..." his voice raised up once again, "hoped, it would?"
"The Island Colony will win." Alec said without meeting his gaze, his voice lowered to a defeated tone, "just as you've ordered."
The Master gave a wide, terrifying grin. "Wonderful!" He boomed.
Nia's brow furrowed, "I thought we were siding with Dexter, Master?" She asked feeling thoroughly confused - she did have to seduce Dexter once to push him to start the war in the first place.
Their Master raised his eyebrows, "oh? Oh! There's an idea!" His voice went through the roller-coaster of tones. "I'll bite though, why would we side with December again?" Alec couldn't help but stifle a laugh, as he knew Nia was in a corner now. The Master was staring her down, expecting her to say something that she knew he would throw back in her face.

"I just thought that... since you asked me to start the war, that you would have wanted him to win..." Nia looked down at the table, like a child who is about to be punished.
All laughter left their Master's voice, his tone grew dark and serious. "Dear Mania, now why..." he licked his lips menacingly, "would you think I would do something so... so..." his laughter grew again, dark and guttural, "predictable?" 
"Forgive me, Master." She practically whimpered, this caused their Master to lose it into hysterical laughter again.
"Oh, sweet Mania." He cooed, "you shared the duty of madness with many people when you ruled the Romans, fear not, because I understand that you can't understand things that should be understood about madness, which is to say -" his eyes narrowed in, "nothing at all!" He broke down in laughter again and everyone except Sheo shifted as they didn't understand the joke that seemed to have caused their Master to laugh. Sheo, on the other hand, simply smiled and nodded. As the eldest, he seemed to be more attuned to their Master than anyone else. After their Master calmed, he spoke again, "so Mania, you said you discovered something that Aleccas has failed to report to me?" He said with such a fluctuating tone that even Alec couldn't figure out whether his Master was confused or curious - or a sadistic mixture of both.
Mania shot Alec a devilish smile before going into her full story.

"Aleccas - strangely enough - has started to seriously... pursue a woman." Mania said with such satisfaction that it was smugly written all over her face. Alec's gut sank, and panic began to set in.
Their Master let off a hearty laugh. "Our wittle Aleccas is actually starting to get serious about the chickens and the mosquitos? To whom," he paused, his voice lowering, "is this lucky doll." 

Alec prayed, hard and long, that Mania didn't know who she was, but the look on Mania's face said she did know. Alec squeezed his eyes shut tightly as her name was spoken.
"Mary Reaper." Mania spouted, but instead of getting the treat she expected to, the whole room fell silent. Mania looked to her Master to see his reaction and suddenly she understood why Alec was cowering in his seat.

"A... REAPER?!" His voice flared up, the fire in the fireplace roared out of control. "I knew it! I knew it all along!" The Master got out of his chair and began to pace, his nostrils flaring. "The Reapers?! Of all the people in the world!" His head twisted around as he snarled. "Why would he do this to his Master of all people? - WAIT! We should ask him first to make sure it's true - he can still deny it? Why would he deny truth to you?! Of course he wouldn't lie to me? Would you Aleccas?" He finally turned to him with his voice low and pointed.
"No, sir, I would never lie to you." He whispered, breathlessly.
There were flames in his Master's eyes as he sat back down and stared directly at Alec. "So, is what this... this... Mania said... is... does it hold... is it true?" His gaze seeped into Alec's mind.

Alec wanted to deny it, but his Master was beginning to prod through his mind, he would find out one way or another. "Yes." Alec finally whimpered.
"What was that boy?!"
"Yes, father. I'm in love with Mary Reaper."

Everyone in the room began to whisper, the sounds echoing and suddenly the room felt too loud for Alec. His Master - and father - must have agreed. "OUT!" He shouted to everyone in the room. "Go elsewhere, everyone. Except for you, Aleccas."
Everyone in the room got up almost immediately, fearing their Master's anger go onto them.

They all stumbled out and headed for the room of stairs. There was only one way up to the next floor, and it changed all of the time, depending on who you were and what time of day it was. Alec so desperately wished to be with his siblings as they got to escape their father's wrath.

Once they were all out of the room, Alec was addressed. "I knew I sensed something on you when you came in, but I didn't think that she would have the audacity to come here."
"She? Father, who are you talking about?" Alec said, seeing now that his father was less angry at him than he was just generally disturbed.
There was a noise coming from the sitting room, and Alec's father bolted up and into the room, Alec stumbled closely behind.

"Hello there, Majnun; it's been a long time." The woman spoke softly, Alec was almost sure he'd heard it somewhere before. "Alec, what am I going to do with you?" She said with a soft sigh.
Alec could see his father was disgruntled, but he put on a smile and bowed. "Now, why do I have the honor of having the Watcher of the Reaper's to visit?" His fake smile looked as though it hurt. He moved and sat down on a varying piece of furniture, unable to look at the Watcher any longer.

The Watcher laughed. "Oh, Majnun, you can drop the act. You know why I'm here, and I know why you're dying."
This caught Alec by surprise. "Father? You're dying?"
Majnun pinched the bridge of his nose. "I've been feeling much weaker lately, and I suppose you know why that's happening, Olivia?" His voice was terrifyingly accusatory, but the Watcher didn't budge. She turned with a soft smile away from the fireplace and stretched out on the couch across from it.
Finally, Majnun stood up and walked over to sit beside her. His voice lowered to something that almost resembled normal. "I knew this day would come eventually." He scowled, and suddenly he was back to normal once again. "So do I get an invite to the wedding?" He had an added flair on the end of his words. "Olivia, I want you to bring her here! I want to meet her!"

The Watcher sighed heavily, "stop playing dumb, Majnun, you know that would break one of my cardinal rules." Irritation filled her voice.
"You have no rules about bringing people here -" His eyes grew wide, "unless..." he soon shot a glance at his son. "You've already gotten her pregnant?!" He spat.
Alec's eyes grew incredibly wide. "I... I have?"
The Watcher laughed loudly, "don't be so hard on him, Majnun, he didn't even know it happened to him. That was all my doing."
"So that's why I'm dying." Majnun said solemnly. "You do know what this means for you, right, Olivia?" He could feel laughter bubbling up inside him.
The Watcher nodded her head sadly, "I do."
The laughter exploded out, "in a few generations you will have the most powerful Sim." He hunched over from his laughter, "they will rise to godhood to fill my place with their magical abilities... but as you know, my'dear...." He looked at her with insanity practically leaking from his eyes.
The Watcher looked defeated and Alec was barely grasping what was going on, as he was too busy wondering how he was going to break it to Mary that she was going to have his baby, and that baby may look a little bit too much like how he does now. Alec had just looked over to see his father making a twisted face that he had only ever seen once before - when his father achieved full Madness.

"Yes, yes, dear Olivia, you must now realize..." He paused long and hard, his smile seemed to reflect his delight in the next thing that everyone in the room already realized:
"Magic has it's price."


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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Welcome to the Madhouse
« Reply #455 on: April 18, 2014, 06:55:55 PM »
Wow.  That was certainly a unique way to announce a pregnancy  :=)
Very cool update.  Neat layer of story you added in there.  Still kind of wrapping my mind around the possibilities you've just opened up for your tale.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Welcome to the Madhouse
« Reply #456 on: April 18, 2014, 07:18:13 PM »
Wow.  That was certainly a unique way to announce a pregnancy  :=)
Very cool update.  Neat layer of story you added in there.  Still kind of wrapping my mind around the possibilities you've just opened up for your tale.
Hahahahaha.
Er. Sorry, I think I've channeled my inner insanity these past few days to come up with this chapter and it hasn't quite turned off yet. Building that Madhouse was, by far, one of the funnest things I've done in a long time. I felt like I was getting restricted by where my Legacy could go, because you know... why ten generations? I needed to ask myself that, and decided, why not go a little mad in the process?


Anyways, because I'm so proud of my creation, I had to take a few pictures of the completed Madhouse. I was just going to do the Sitting Room, Hallway and meeting room, but then I just got way too into it and did up the rest of the house... it's still mostly functional. Keyword there being "mostly."
So, don't mind me putting this here:
The front.

Top Floor.

Bottom Floor (or is it?).

Hallways on the top floor:

(If I could've made those lamps float, I would've had so much more fun).



The rooms on the top floor (I would call them bedrooms, but well...)
The "normal" bedroom.



The clockwork room.


The outdoors room?


The "Lunacy" Room.


Downstairs, asides from the ones you've already seen, we have the Kitchen.

And Bathroom.


Better look at the sitting room:


Better look at the Meeting room:


Of course, the one you've already seen, the room of stairs:


That, ladies and gents, is the Madhouse.   ;)

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Welcome to the Madhouse
« Reply #457 on: April 18, 2014, 08:16:31 PM »
Wow, that is awesome. Sometimes I feel like I could just spend all my time making different houses, but I guess for all the money I paid, I better play the rest of the game too!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Welcome to the Madhouse
« Reply #458 on: April 21, 2014, 08:22:27 PM »
The madhouse is just so cool! What a great chapter! And a very different way to announce a pregnancy. I love how intricate your legacy story is and how it has all these layers and possibilities and it's just amazing  :)

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Madhouse Rules (Town Poll)
« Reply #459 on: April 27, 2014, 05:57:44 PM »
Wow, that is awesome. Sometimes I feel like I could just spend all my time making different houses, but I guess for all the money I paid, I better play the rest of the game too!
Haha, I couldn't agree with you more! I love building, but I've got to be in the right frame-of-mind for it, otherwise, I get totally stuck. Normally when I'm stuck I build boxes. Functional boxes, which is really all that matters, but boxes still the same. So when I don't build a box, that's usually when I'm really proud of my creation, haha.

The madhouse is just so cool! What a great chapter! And a very different way to announce a pregnancy. I love how intricate your legacy story is and how it has all these layers and possibilities and it's just amazing  :)
Thank you! I worked pretty hard on it! As for the story, it came pretty much out of nowhere. I really got to channel that insane part of myself that I tend to leave hidden in it's corner. I've got my story laid out, so now it's just time to play through it.




This chapter is kind of small, the poll is the most important part of it though, so stay tuned.

Madhouse Rules (Town Poll)
Majnun quieted and looked into the fire, Alec didn't really understand what was going on, but both his father and the Watcher looked solemn.
The Watcher sighed heavily. "Tell me what I need to know, Majnun."
"You should already know the things you don't." He said without missing a beat. "Deep in your heart you know exactly what I know."
Alec looked at both of them for a moment, "can someone please just tell me what's going on?" He paused when he saw his father's face light up with excitement, so he corrected himself, "er, preferably you, Ms. Watcher." He said sheepishly. Majnun laughed.

The Watcher shook her head sadly, "I should have realized there was more to you than meets the eye when I let you get close to Mary. If only I hadn't been so foolish. After Thomas died, I wanted her to find someone to be happy with - someone she felt a connection with. She thought that someone was you... and I didn't realize that you were..."
Majnun burst into laughter, "MY son?!" He giggled uncontrollably, and once his giggling calmed with a sigh he looked at Alec strangely, "he's always taken so much after his mother." He laughed once more.
"What does that mean though?" Alec said, looking down.
"There are several ways one can achieve supernatural ability. Through a viral spreading - which is how many townspeople who are not Watcher-guided change over night, it is the least powerful way; through dabbling with elixirs, which is semi-powerful, but limited; through the Watcher - er, well me, which is the most powerful one Sims can achieve without losing... well... other parts of their mind -" Majnun gave a wily grin as she said this. "And finally, there's the route your Father took. He combined a mixture of all of them, along with special artifacts, and rose to Godhood. However, as you can tell, he lost his sanity as he did so."

"Ok, so what's wrong with any of this?"
"Agnes Crumplebottom," The name ran off the Watcher's tongue with surprising eloquence and fondness. "She and I struck up a deal. We started a legacy of powerful magic-users to eventually rise to the task of taking over guarding each world, as you can tell - normal Sims like to fight a lot. Wars, illness... The Reaper's would rise and become the defenders of the town they sought out. Agnes watches over Sunset Valley; Raven watches over Monte Vista; Isolde and Isabel have been temporarily watching over a few other towns, Falor has been fighting to beat down Midnight Hollow, and the list continues. Mary, too, will one day die and join her ancestors. She will return to Isla Paradiso and be their guide."

The thought struck Alec. Mary was going to die eventually. Alec was mortal - yes - but he was long-lived for sure. The Watcher gaged his face. "Did that shock you?" She asked quietly. She shook her head. "Now that God of Magic's blood is intermixed with the Watcher's Magic, there will eventually be a time when the Watcher's magic will outdo the God's magic - as is the way of the magical realm. This will happen with a birth. It will take a few generations time, but your father will die with the birth of my final heir, as that is when the last of his magic will be drained into that child."
Majnun looked serious, but his voice fluctuated as if he were enjoying the thoughts he spoke, "but you see, there cannot NOT be no god of magic. Someone has to be there to ensure that life goes on as normal. Plants must grow, Sims must grow old - even the Reaper - er, well, Grim, that is - reports to such god. Without that god, there would be chaos! Well, I mean, an unorthodox amount of chaos. Everyone needs chaos in their life, but without the God of Magic there would either be too much or too little..." Majnun continued to ramble even after this point, but Alec had stopped fully paying attention to him, as had the Watcher.

The Watcher spoke to Alec under Majnun's rambling. "Because the lines have merged - there will be some anomalies that will affect everyone. From this point on, every descendant of Mary and you will grow more and more powerful, at the cost of a part of themselves."
"What do you mean, 'part of themselves?'" Alec looked worried.
"I'm not entirely sure of that myself. I would like to say it would be like Majnun losing his sanity, but I get the feeling it's a little different from that, as the most powerful will retain all of themselves, except for their sanity. The reason for that has many explanations depending on who you ask. It's all going back to the creationist mythology. Some people believed the God of Magic and the God of Madness were brothers to start, some say they were lovers, some say they were enemies that eventually killed themselves, but in their wake caused someone to rise to fulfill both of their positions at once. Either way, there are not two separate entities for each anymore. You simply cannot be one and not the other."
Alec looked thoroughly distressed now. "Can't Mary have another child with someone else... continue the line? Give up the baby we've got for someone else?" The thoughts pained him. "I could disappear, she would never see me again." He really didn't want to have to do so, but he would if there were no other choice.
"It doesn't work that way, Alec." The Watcher said kindly. "What's done is done. Unfortunately for you, I'm almost sure that Mary is just like her mother on situations such as this one, but even still... this baby will leave her barren. Since you two are the starting line of this, the magic that the baby inside of her has will wear her body thin, and leave her unable to bear any more children."
"What?" Alec's voice sounded broken. "I... I did that to her?"
"The next heir should be much more capable of handling the magic that will be growing within them, unless it is a boy, for then when they go to have a child with their wife, she will find herself barren after the first pregnancy."
"So we'll only have one child after this?"
"I never said one child. I simply said one pregnancy. At the moment, Mary appears to only be pregnant with one child, but I have not looked any closer at it. It's too soon to tell, really." 
Alec's head was swimming. "What... what should I do then?" Alec looked defeated.

"You'll have to come clean to Mary. That baby she's having will not look as all the other Reaper's have in the past. It will resemble you as you look now. I will give you 24 hours after you return to explain yourself and everything I've told you to her, or I'm doing it for you, and I doubt she'll be happy to hear it from me. Then I want you to pack up and move to a new town shortly after the birth. You are to take Noten, Palmira, Edward and whomever else would like to go with you, and you two will strike out on your own, and begin a legacy on a large, empty lot, with funds depleted to $10,000 - which is generous, but that's only because you will have a child with you. Prior to that though, you must prepare for this baby, because it will not be as normal children will be."
Alec struggled to take it all in. "Where are we to go?"
"I'm not sure yet."  The Watcher stared into the fire. "I'll get back to you the night Mary goes into labor, so be prepared. Until then... 24 hours. That's all."

Alec looked into the fire, then looked back up, and the Watcher was gone. He looked around the room for her, but she had completely vanished.
Majnun had stopped arguing with a floating portrait long enough to wave Alec goodbye, "I demand to see my grandchild when it's born!" He called.
Alec wasn't quite listening though. His mind was cluttered with thoughts, emotions, and the ticking timer over his head.
24 hours.
Was Mary truly going to accept his story? Accept him?

Time will tell.


So, readers, where are the Reaper's off to next?
Voting Closed - Thank you for Voting! :) 


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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Madhouse Rules (Town Poll)
« Reply #460 on: April 27, 2014, 07:16:13 PM »
I'm excited to see where they end up!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Madhouse Rules (Town Poll)
« Reply #461 on: April 27, 2014, 07:19:13 PM »
Voted, I also can't wait to see where they end up next! And another great chapter!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Madhouse Rules (Town Poll)
« Reply #462 on: April 27, 2014, 07:33:16 PM »

What a fun twist, and totally unexpected! I'm curious to see what part of themselves is lost to each generation. So begins the decent into madness!  ;D

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Madhouse Rules (Town Poll)
« Reply #463 on: April 27, 2014, 07:37:04 PM »
Oh nice, I love the way you've tied in the legacy with the story. I've made my vote and can't wait to see where they end up!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Madhouse Rules (Town Poll)
« Reply #464 on: April 27, 2014, 07:41:16 PM »
Oooooh, interesting. Can't wait to see what happens to Mary!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Madhouse Rules (Town Poll)
« Reply #465 on: April 27, 2014, 07:47:12 PM »
I'm excited to see where they end up!
Voted, I also can't wait to see where they end up next! And another great chapter!
What a fun twist, and totally unexpected! I'm curious to see what part of themselves is lost to each generation. So begins the decent into madness!  ;D
Oh nice, I love the way you've tied in the legacy with the story. I've made my vote and can't wait to see where they end up!
Oooooh, interesting. Can't wait to see what happens to Mary!

Thank you all so much! Wow, the poll appears to be booming! I'm excited to see where you'll send them! Thank you all for taking time out to respond! :)

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Madhouse Rules (Town Poll)
« Reply #466 on: April 27, 2014, 11:21:53 PM »
The story(legacy) is getting very excited. Can't wait to see what happen next.
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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Tie-Breaker (Please Vote Again!)
« Reply #467 on: April 30, 2014, 01:04:27 PM »
The story(legacy) is getting very excited. Can't wait to see what happen next.
Thank you! I'm glad that it's exciting!

And, so, you all are completely insane. (Haha, I kid, of course).
I went to check the poll an hour ago, and Bridgeport was in the lead, so I thought "Oh, ok, but I'll leave it up, you never know."
Now it's tied. So, in honor of fairness, here is a tie-breaker. It will be up until tomorrow, because I really want to play this family already!  ::) Hehe, anyways, best of luck, Moonlight Falls vs. Bridgeport.

Voting Closed, thank you for Participating!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Confessions
« Reply #468 on: May 02, 2014, 05:31:17 PM »
I'm so sorry for the delay guys (well, it probably doesn't feel like a delay to you, but it does to me, seeing as I got the screenshots for this yesterday and I like to update as soon as I can once I do so the ideas are fresh), I played yesterday and got an update ready, but when I went to post it I started to feel totally crappy. I've been like that these past few days with sickness. I get bursts of energy then I just have to lay down for the rest of the day.
Anywho, while my burst of energy lasts.

Confessions
Mary felt heavy, the room was crowded and everyone was dancing. Where was she? She couldn't remember getting there. Suddenly she was moving too, swirling... dancing. Alec had a hold of her and they were dancing through the crowd. She felt herself getting dizzier and dizzier. She closed her eyes for a moment. "What's the matter?"
The voice was different than Alec though. Mary's eyes shot open and there was Thomas where Alec once stood. His face grew more and more thin, his eyes sinking in. His voice had an echo. "I'm sick, Mary."
"No!" She cried out as Thomas disappeared into the earth - in his place was his grave. She looked around and she was in the graveyard. She fell to her knees, she could hear so many different voices calling out to her.
She heard Edward, "he's a womanizer, he won't love you the way Thomas did!"
Thomas kept calling out to her, "Mary, why did you leave me?"
There were so many others, the sound of her mother, the words her father told her at the bar. She covered her ears in an attempt to drown it out but it was coming from within her. "STOP IT!" She screamed at the top of her lungs. "STOP!" She was running, and running and...
"Mary! Mary! Wake up! Mary!"
Her eyes jerked open and Alec was holding her down to the bed. The sheets were wrapped around her and she had real tears flowing from her eyes. Alec pulled her close to him "it was just a dream, Mary."
Edward came flying into the room, shirtless and drowsy, holding a candlestick like a weapon he looked around. "What happened?!" He slurred, trying his best to not sound as sleepy as he was.
"I just had a nightmare, Ed, I'm fine." Mary said, wiping her face.
"Are you sure it wasn't Trebo? I'll beat you to a pulp if it was!" Edward pointed the candlestick at Alec, who just held his hands up like he was being pulled over by the cops.
"No, it wasn't Ed, go back to sleep." She mumbled to him. He simply shrugged, gave Alec one last glaring look and left.
Mary caught her breath but didn't say anything, she just leaned in close to Alec as he returned to comforting her.
Slowly, she caught her bearings, Alec was already dressed, and it was only six in the morning. "Why... why are you dressed?" She looked at him with her eyes red from the tears.
"That's a long story..." He said sheepishly. Mary also noticed that a chair had been moved in from the dining room and was sat in the corner of the room. It had Alec's jacket on it like he had been there.
"Could you not sleep?" Mary asked, confused.
"I guess you could say that." Alec said gruffly, his eyes looked worn though in a way she hadn't seen before. Alec got off the bed and put his jacket back on. Mary slowly untangled herself and started to get off the bed when she heard familiar words. "I have something I need to tell you, Mary."
Thomas flashed in front of her eyes, she swallowed hard and leaned over for a moment.

"Mary?" Alec asked, more unsure now.
"Sorry, I was just remembering something." Her voice was low as she spoke.
"What did you remember?"
"Thomas said something similar to me right before he told me he was sick." She put her hand to her head and shook out the memories. She felt haunted for some reason.

Alec was silent as he watched her get up and stare out the window. He had thought about how he would explain this to her all night but at the moment all of the explanations he had in mind had disappeared. "The news has as much gravity, but it's nothing like that." He said quietly. "I'm sorry, I don't mean to get you worked up, I just got word in from my father last night."
"Your... father?" Mary asked slowly as she turned to face him. "I didn't hear your phone ring though..." Mary was trying to remember if she heard him get up last night, but couldn't think of anything, she was too busy in her nightmare.
"He doesn't communicate like that... he's..." Alec looked off to the side and tried really hard to think of the best explanation. "He's clinically insane."
Mary suddenly pulled herself out of her slump, "oh, I'm sorry I didn't realize..."
"He likes to meddle with a lot of things, so he sent my sister-in-law here to rile me up. Unfortunately, doing so caused him to find out about you, and well, my feelings for you, so I had to go visit him for a bit to fix the situation." Not all false, he thought to himself, just the fact that he left out that they were all insanely powerful magical beings, with a literal emphasis on the insane part.
"Fix? Is he nearby? Does he not like me?" Mary walked over to him.
"No Mary, it's nothing like that. I just... I have a lot to explain to you, that's all. I just... I need you to bear with me, ok? It's going to sound totally, well, insane, but it all goes back to my dad." He said quietly.
"What's with all the secrecy?" Mary asked strangely. "I just get the feeling you're not telling the whole story."
Alec raised his eyebrows with general surprise, "that's because the whole story is twisted and sickening and very, very insane." He said feeling defeated. "I get the feeling you're going to run from me as soon as you hear the whole thing."
Mary soon raised her eyes at him and gave him a sassy smile, "is that a challenge?" She asked teasingly, only Alec was very, very serious. "Ok, I'll keep my mind open."
It may take more than that...
Alec tried to ignore the Watcher, but he knew she was right. "My family isn't very normal." He started, this was going to be one convoluted explanation.
"Oh, your family isn't normal? I'm running for the hills, Alec, and taking my resurrected father, my immortal dog and my immense magical powers I got from my great-great-grandmother with me." Mary laughed. "Don't even get me started on Edward, either."
Alec smiled a little, but he still was overcome with worry, he finally just grabbed her hand and put it up to his heart. "What do you feel?" He asked calmly.
"Your heartbeat, silly." She smiled, and suddenly her smile faded, "and something else. Something... like..." Alec looked at her with pleading eyes as Mary's eyes grew wide. "You're... a magic user?" She asked suddenly.
Alec looked tormented, he nodded slowly with his eyes closed.
"Why didn't you say anything?" Mary asked, she didn't seem angry or upset, she almost seemed relieved. "I could use someone to spar with!" She laughed.
"That's not just it Mary, I'm not just a magic user. I'm... I just... I need to show you." He finally said. Mary looked away for a moment, trying to understand why he was being so cryptic.

"Ok then," she said slowly, "show me."
"Not here!" He looked over his shoulder like someone was watching him. "Get dressed, and I'll tell you everything you want to know." He finally said.
Mary ran through the shower and got dressed, only to find Alec sitting hunched over on the same dining chair when she emerged. She put her hand on his shoulder and he jerked up. He seemed to calm when he realized it was just her - he really must have had a rough night, Mary thought idly.
They took a long walk out to the sea, Alec had begun to explain that his father had had very many wives, and that his mother was the last of them. "All of my siblings are just half-siblings really. My dad was a very, very powerful wizard. All of his children were so magically inclined that they left their mother's barren after their first child with him. He has four children in total - at least, four that he recognizes as his. There's Deliro and Kefka - they're like twins, even though Deliro's older. They're pretty funny once you get to know them, but they're not quite all the way there either, the only time they ever seem to be fully functional is when they're together." Alec paused to laugh, remembering all the madness they caused. They were like the fun side of his father, almost. "My oldest brother is Sheogorath." There was a bitterness in his voice. "We don't tend to get along very well." He said, clenching his jaw.

"Why is that?" Mary asked, noticing his anger.
"Because of Nia," He paused, realizing using a pet name for her only made it worse. "Because of Mania." He corrected himself.
"A woman? Why am I not surprised?" Mary said flatly.
Alec swallowed hard and Mary realized there she probably shouldn't have said anything. "She wasn't just a woman. I once thought she was the woman. She was the woman before the womanizer in me came about, sometimes I think she's the reason I ended up becoming the womanizer I was. She was the first woman I can say I truly loved, but apparently, the love was one-sided." Alec has stopped, pain in his eyes. "I didn't know about that until the day before she married my brother."
"Wait... you didn't know she was engaged to your brother?"
"It happened all at once, in front of the entire family. She told me I wasn't suitable enough for marriage, and so she chose my brother over me. It's acceptable in my family to do that." He summed up.
Mary looked at him sympathetically. "So that's why..."
"I never wanted to open myself up for that humiliation ever again. It's just so much easier when I know all the answers and I'm the one in control. When I say what I want and I say when the relationship ends. It was boring after a while, because women become so predictable once you find the right words. Then I met you, and you changed all the rules." He said looking at her with deep eyes. By that point, they had arrived in front of the ocean, Mary was enjoying the feel of the ocean breeze.

He walked over and admired her for a moment. "My father is a very powerful man, and given that he's insane, it causes him to make some interesting choices. I'm just glad one of those choices let me meet you. But I guess I need to finally show you exactly what you're dealing with when you're with me, I don't think you'll like it."
He started walking down the pathway all the way down to the beach, Mary started to run to keep up with him, he was moving so fast.

"My father is Majnun, Mary."
The name sounded familiar to her, likely from stories she had heard or old legends. "Majnun?" She asked quietly.

He turned to face her. He let his skin fade and his eyes grow brighter. "Majnun, the god of magic and madness." He said quietly.
Mary's eyes grew wide, almost terrified. "What... what are you doing?!"

"This is who I really am, Mary. Aleccas Trebo, the son of the god of magic and a poor, broken mother. Now you understand what I mean when I tried to explain to you... my family isn't normal... I'm not normal, in fact, I don't even think I'm fully human." He spoke. He turned to face away from her again.
Mary tried to protest, to tell him that he wasn't going to scare her off with whatever this was, but suddenly she felt too nauseated to stand.

"Alec, I uh..." She tried to get his attention, the room started to spin.
Alec was rambling about how ashamed he felt of himself.
"Alec!" She finally called, but it was too late, she turned around and threw up in the bushes behind her.

"Mary? Mary! What's wrong?"
"I don't feel too good..." Mary said weakly.
It's just morning sickness, Mary, it's not the end of the world.
"What? Morning sickness?!" Mary's eyes went wide as she touched her stomach. "I'm... I'm..."
Pregnant. Sorry to interrupt Alec, but I think I should take it from here.
Alec looked away. Mary looked confused and a little angry, "wait, what's going on here?"
Don't be upset, Mary. Alec was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He got a visit from Mania last night telling him he needed to report in to his father. Alec's job is to report in to his father. His life is chained to his father's, so when his father calls to him, he must answer. It's the life of the children of a god. He went to report in, and I followed him. There's a lot we need to discuss, but I just thought I would vouch for Alec. He's had one rough night - well, one rough life. I don't envy anyone who had to be raised by such a crazy man. The watcher laughed.
"So... I'm pregnant with the blood of a mad god?" Mary asked suddenly feeling ill.
Alec smiled and shrugged sheepishly.
Unfortunately, the lineage between the two lines are merged at you two, the mad god will eventually die, and will be replaced by your descendants. I speculate it will be three or four generations from now though. I knew you were pregnant before Alec left, but when I was talking to Majnun and Alec was listening in, he learned of your pregnancy as well. I told him he had 24 hours to show himself to you as he really was or I would do it for him, as I didn't want you to be surprised when your child came out looking...
"Like this." Alec said, gesturing to himself with shame.
Anyways, I'll leave you two to work it out. I just thought I would confirm Alec's story. It's true, all of it.
Mary was speechless, she sat in the sand feeling weak and nauseated and completely blown away. Alec bent down and picked her up. "Hey!" She called, "I can walk you know."
"I know." He said quietly, "doesn't mean I'll let you." He said softly.

He carried her all the way back to the house in silence, not even bothering to change himself back to his normal state.
After Mary sat for a minute, she recovered the strength and finally she stood. "Well, Alec, I haven't run for the hills yet, now what?" She asked quietly with a smile on her face.
Alec had been pacing for a majority of the time that Mary recovered looked at her with relief in his eyes. "You mean that?"

"Of course I mean that. Even if your family is insane, it doesn't change how I feel about you." She said finally, "and like it or not it seems we'll have someone joining us."
"Ok then, let's do something crazy." Alec said with a grin.

"What kind of-"
"Marry me, Mary Reaper."

"Are you serious?" Mary asked with wide eyes. She couldn't help but feel a few tears getting ready to spring up.
"Yes, I'm very serious. I love you Mary Reaper. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. You give me reason in my life. Please say yes." He gave his most charming smile and Mary laughed softly.
"Of course I'll say yes, you crazy man." She grinned.

"I love you, Mary." Alec smiled and hugged her close.
"I love you too, Alec." She said, feeling more right with those words than she ever had before. "Now it's my turn, would you like to do something even crazier?"
"What's that?"
"Let's get married today."
"Today?" Alec's eyes went wide. "Are you sure?"
"I'm about to get fat, bloated and have limited dress choice. Yes today!" She smiled.
"Today it is then!"
Mary ran upstairs and couldn't wait to tell her mother. "Mom! I need help picking out a wedding dress."
Edward poked his head out of his room and glared at her. "Please tell me you're not marrying..."
"Alec? I am." She said with a devilish grin. "Please don't be mad, Ed."
Edward sighed loudly and shook his head. "Mad? I'm not mad, but if he breaks your heart he's losing his legs."
Palmira stepped out with Noten and they squealed together, Edward just grumbled to his father about needing to up their supplies of torture devices. 
Yeeeesss! A wedding! I've been dying to do one of these for ages! Please, please, please let me do the decorating?
"Uh... are you sure Watcher?" Mary asked, but Palmira put a hand on her shoulder.
"Do it, Watcher. Trust me on this one."
Yay! I'll be back soon! Wheeeee!
Everyone got themselves new outfits and Alec called over the friends of the family.
I'm done! Squeee!

"Wow..." Mary spoke quietly.
"I told you dear, just trust in the Watcher, she's a great builder."
Aw, shucks, just don't ask for anything more than a functional house! Boxes are so in-style right now!
Downstairs, Alec finally asked Noten for permission to marry his daughter.

"All I want is for her to be happy, of course you have my permission."
Edward grumbled from far off and Alec tried to persuade him to think differently. "I'm done being a womanizer, Ed."
Edward smirked. "You better be done being a womanizer, especially if you'd like to walk ever again." He glared, and Alec took this time to give him some space.

Mary was almost finished getting ready, "so, I'm assuming you all saw Alec?" Mary asked her mother carefully.
"Don't worry dear, the watcher already explained it all to us. It might be weird for some of the extended family, but they'll get used to it. Oh! My baby's getting married!" Palmira started to wail.
"Mom!" Mary complained.
"I'm sorry! I can't help it. I'm a mom. I hear you'll be understanding that sooner than later though." Palmira gave a wide smile.
"Is there anything the watcher hasn't told you?!"
"Uh... probably not?" Palmira shrugged and hugged her. "You look so beautiful. I had a feeling you would like that dress. Oh! Everyone is waiting downstairs, that's your go! Even the Queen and King showed up, which surprised me, but I guess the war just seemed to work itself out? I don't know, something to do with Midnight Hollow retreating?"
Mary started to wonder what hand Alec had played in that, but she pushed the thoughts out of her head. "Let's go!"


Everyone was a little confused by the different looking groom, but no one wanted to disturb the wedding to ask.



Today they were just a blushing bride and groom.

Just a happy couple coming together.

But they had a unwelcome guest who was about to make an appearance.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Confessions
« Reply #469 on: May 02, 2014, 05:50:46 PM »
Oh no, no unwelcome guests! The wedding is beautiful, I like how Alec in his real form is such a contrast to Mary.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Confessions
« Reply #470 on: May 02, 2014, 10:45:22 PM »
So, is Alec a demi-god, or was his mother also a goddess?
Loved the nice wedding shots and such.  It's nice that in the midst of such an unexpected revelation they can still just be a sweet, simple couple that is very much in love.

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« Reply #471 on: May 02, 2014, 11:42:30 PM »
Oh no, no unwelcome guests! The wedding is beautiful, I like how Alec in his real form is such a contrast to Mary.
Thank you! I really like that too, the contrast is just beautiful.


So, is Alec a demi-god, or was his mother also a goddess?
Loved the nice wedding shots and such.  It's nice that in the midst of such an unexpected revelation they can still just be a sweet, simple couple that is very much in love.
His mother was human. The children of Majnun are highly powerful wizards. However, the strongest and most powerful is also insane, like his father. Alec, being the youngest, is also the weakest of them all, but he has maintained all of his sanity because of that, if that makes sense. I'll make sure to try to explain that in future, as I'm sure you're not the only one who wonders.
I loved doing the wedding. It's been a long time since I got to be a wedding planner for my Sims. I also wanted to be sure Mary could be a true bride before she switched to her maternity wear. I can't wait to meet their child. This next generation will be truly interesting.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Eveline
« Reply #472 on: May 04, 2014, 07:21:59 PM »
Eveline
The crowd had begun to wind down, but Alec and Mary were still celebrating. While few guests remained, one uninvited guest decided to make her appearance.


"Where did your mom and dad go?" Alec asked, laughing while looking around.
"They probably went up to test out the bedsprings, like usual." Mary couldn't help but burst into laughter, "you'd think they were the newlyweds."
"Maybe that's something we should try a little later, my love." Alec smiled warmly.

"I thought that was what we planned to do all along?" Mary laughed, but she sensed something suddenly, and her face fell.
"What's wrong, Mary?" Alec moved in closer, and saw exactly what had put Mary off.

Alec let out a hiss, "what do you want, Mania?" He asked coldly.
Mania feigned hurt. "Alec, you got married without me? How could you! And to such a feeble girl..." she clicked her tongue with disgust. "I mean, I know you couldn't do better than me, but really? This is pathetic." Her face twisted into a snarl.
Mary felt Alec pull her behind him and she finally caught a glimpse of her - Mania. A glorious, stunning fae-woman who looked similar to her Alec. Mary couldn't hear the retorts Alec made, she was too busy wondering how she stood a chance against such a woman. She bit her lip, but remembered something very important about herself.
She shoved her way past Alec and glowered at the fairy.

"So you're Mania... and here I was expecting someone less..."
"Gorgeous?" Mania said with victory in her voice.
"Plain." Mary said flatly, causing Mania to snarl. "It's such a shame about your marriage though," Mary began with pity in her voice. "What with you being so unhappy, wanting to be with Alec but being married to his brother." A deep, horrifying laughter erupted from Mary. "Too bad you were such an idiot to bring that upon yourself." Mary said with a wide grin.

Mania began to sputter, trying to think of a retort, but Mary started up again, "I mean, look at you, you're lucky Sheogorath hasn't abandoned your pathetic nature. You're stick thin and weak. No wonder it was after you left that Alec decided to marry a real woman, rather than a flimsy, childish, pathetic, shell of a woman - like you." She spat the last words out with extra venom.

"How dare you-"
Mary threw her hands up in front of her, "no, no. You don't get to say that. Today is my wedding. Today is the day I married the greatest man that you were too stupid and too stuck up to deserve. How dare me? How dare YOU? How dare you come marching your pathetic, glowbug self into my house in front of my family and claim that I am things that deep down you know I am not."

"You're pathetic, and a waste of space and time and breath. I'm done with you, you are free to leave."
"Free to-"
"But first!" Mary got into stance.

"It will be a miracle if your husband will go near you with this spell, glowbug."
Mary hit her hard with everything she had, and left her with a pestilence curse that would linger for quite a while. Mary shook her head, "now leave this place, and if you come back, you will get thrice what I gave you now." Mary dusted off her gown and turned away from the fairy. "Let's go inside, my love, I'm feeling a little light headed." She reached a hand out to Alec who took it. Alec shook his head with disappointment as he finally turned away from Mania.

Mary and Alec gathered themselves upstairs, Mary began to disassemble her hair, pulling out the flowers and the pins.
Alec couldn't help but stare at her, "you know that you're incredible, right? I hope nothing she said got to you."
Mary shook her head and smiled softly. "I used to be very unsure of myself, but another incredible woman helped me figure myself out."
Alec looked at her with interest, "how so?"
"By beating the crap out of me with her magic until I finally learned how to stand." Mary's smile grew. "It was the best, most exhausting day of my life. It was also the day I met you." She smiled genuinely.
Alec smiled. "Who was this crazy woman?"
"Agnes Reaper." Mary said warmly.
Alec knew that name, he was supposed to avoid her at all costs, lest she sniff him out and demand to know why he was there. He laughed, "I was warned to avoid her, as she has an eye for spotting magic-users and a nose that likes to get into places it doesn't belong."
Mary laughed loudly, "sounds like her. Oh, she was such a woman. I'm so glad I got to learn from her. I hope all is well for her, and that she's finally got to reconnect with Tragic."
She has, love. She was very happy to do so, but she still lives on through another incredible woman - you. Now come'on dearest, I'm giving everyone a makeover before you'll be leaving for a new town, you'll finally get a chance to see what a Watcher makeover looks like.
Mary was hurried to the mirror, because shortly after:

"So this is why I was light headed, hello my little one." She smiled to her unborn, then something dawned on her. "Oh watcher, Alec, I'm going to get so fat."
Alec pulled her down onto the bed, "and no one will pull it off better than you." He grinned.

Alec and Mary celebrated the night as newlyweds, all was well in their world.


Alec got his makeover the next morning.
"Uhm, I'm not so sure about this..."
Stop it! I've been dying to use this outfit! So no complaints! You look great anyways.
"Hey, you're right, not too shabby." He straightened the coat out.

Blacks and grays match your skintone a lot better than browns. Sorry you lost your hat, though.
"Eh, it's ok, I've heard it makes me look pretentious."
Alec took time to drive Mary to the hospital for her first ultrasound, before he headed off to the library to read up on pregnancy books.


Mary went in for the ultrasound, she changed her clothes and let them put the cold goop on her stomach, the doctor excused himself to check on an emergency, and Mary looked around desperately.
"Watcher, are you there?"
Yes. I'm here.
"What's wrong? You sound tense Watcher."
I'm not sure this ultrasound will be a good idea, Mary.
"Why not?"
This baby will be very different from any other one I've dealt with Mary, I'm not entirely sure what to expect.
Mary looked down, and the doctor came back into the room, offering apologies and sitting back down next to her. He began to start up the ultrasound and check across her stomach. His brow furrowed. "That's odd." He muttered, and Mary squeezed her fists together. The doctor moved the ultrasound all over her stomach, but all they saw on the screen was a bright white wall where the baby was supposed to be. The doctor got up and excused himself again, claiming the machine must be acting up.
"What's going on?" Mary asked, gripping her stomach - even with the gel still on it.
Try not to panic. I am fully aware that your baby if healthy and fine, at least, as fine as I can be aware of from my abilities. Unfortunately though, the immense magical power your child has is already showing itself, it refuses to be seen.
"That's its magic that we're seeing?" Mary shook her head and looked down sadly. "I just want to know that my baby is healthy, that's all."
Me too, dear. Me too. I'll got get a hold of Alec, ok?

Mary left the hospital feeling violated and defeated. Alec took her home and they ignored all the calls they got from the doctor from then on. Other than the strange ultrasound, Mary's pregnancy progressed smoothly. She grew weaker towards the end of it though, needing to sleep more often and having trouble getting around, Alec took care of her though and made sure she had everything she needed.

The evening was coming, and Mary's due date was close. Bear and Alec kept careful eyes on her, making sure that at the slightest movement, they could take action.

Or rather, Alec would, Bear was more concerned with napping as well.

Mary jolted up with a shot of pain. "Oh dear, Alec!"

"What should I do? Should we go to the hospital? We don't even have a midwife? Oh watcher please!"
The watcher sighed heavily. Men. Come now, Mary, let's get you upstairs. I'll guide you through this, and Alec, why don't you stay downstairs and try not to hurt yourself or anything else with your panicking, ok?
Mary climbed the stairs slowly, unsure if she could make it when she suddenly felt lighter.
You can make it Mary, I'm here to help you, remember that.
Mary had no idea what it was like to have a watcher that was so helpful. Mary made it to her room and began to push through the pains.

It took a few hours, but thankfully there weren't any complications. Eveline made her way into the world, a Loves the Cold, Light Sleeper.

She was dark like her father and seemed perfect in every way - except something was wrong.
"Watcher... What's that? What's wrong with her? Did I do something wrong?"
Calm down Mary, I need to take a look at her. Put her down on the bed for me and get together some new outfits. You'll be leaving soon. I've given Alec the tickets and the things needed for moving, all that's left is to get you two together. Now what's wrong dear?
Alec came running up into the room, like he had a second sense about it. "Mary? Mary what's-" He looked down at his daughter and his eyes went wide. "Her... her... oh watcher please tell me she's going to be ok?"
Put her on the bed. Mary, do as you were told. Alec, go downstairs and gather Bear and everyone else. I need a minute.
The couple were stuck in place for a long moment before Mary finally followed orders. She had trouble putting on new clothes while the Watcher examined her Eveline. She barely got her clothes to even match before she finally ran over and picked up her daughter.
Mary...
The tone of voice made Mary stiffen. "No... please..." She closed her eyes tightly as the Watcher told her exactly what she didn't want to hear.

Eveline... is blind.

Offline SadieHamming

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Eveline
« Reply #473 on: May 04, 2014, 07:46:36 PM »
Mary is so awesome! She handled Mania so well and put her back in her place!

I didn't get to comment for the last chapter, so I'll mention it now; Mary looks so gorgeous in her dress and her hair up like that!

Oh, Eveline, the poor child... there are so many twists and turns. I was not expecting this.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Eveline
« Reply #474 on: May 04, 2014, 08:36:24 PM »
And Bear becomes a seeing eye dog.  If that's the plan with this, I massively approve!  I've missed Bear the immortal guard dog.  He reminds me of Mouse from the Dresden Files (for those of you nerd enough to follow the book reference). 
Anyway, loved watching Mary put Mania in her place.  Fantastic update!

 

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