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Author's Note: A couple of things of note before I begin the story.  I completed my first Immortal Dynasty back in January, The Sakura Immortal Dynasty.  My final heir completed all of his requirements, thus completing the Dynasty, and was able to marry his longtime girlfriend since he was no longer tied to the Dynasty restrictions.  Kuroi (my final heir) and Tyra (his girlfriend) had a child and that's when I got the idea to do another Immortal Dynasty with Haiiro, their child.  That way, I would get to continue the Sakura family bloodline and play another ID too.  I played with Haiiro until she was a young adult, saved a copy of her in the Sim Bin and then started her fresh in a new town with the mission to continue the Sakura Family Dynasty.  I wrote a little prologue to document our future Founder learning about her heritage and deciding to embark on her own journey, just like her Great x 6 Grandma Shiroi did so many years ago.  Enjoy!

You can find the original 8 Sakura Immortals here: http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,20308.0.html

Prologue
My family was like any other family, save for a few differences.  Growing up, I had my mom and my dad and my grandparents.  My MANY grandparents.  My many grandparents that have been alive for hundreds upon hundreds of years and who pretty much owned the town we lived in, a place called Twinbrook.  At the time, I thought that was normal.  It wasn't until I started going to school and was taught to read by my teacher, my Grandma Murasaki, that I was able to delve into the many lessons and books that documented the long and storied history of my family.

It all started with a homework assignment from Grandma Murasaki.



"Hey Dad, can you help me with my assignment?" I asked.
"Sure, sweetie, what's for homework?" My Dad replied.
"Well, Grandma Murasaki gave us an assignment to write about our family tree.  She just smiled at me and said to ask you."
My Dad laughed.
"That sounds like my Mom." He paused. "Family tree, huh?  Let me say this much: I hope you have a lot of pages in that notebook, kiddo, because this is going to be a long story."



"That's amazing, Dad!" I exclaimed.
I could hardly believe what my Dad had told me.  My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandma Shiroi had been selected to complete a thing called an Immortal Dynasty, where she and her descendants had to complete a number of tasks and then they could become immortal!  My Dad was the last heir and, once he completed his requirements, the Dynasty was complete.  No longer tied to any rules, my Dad married my Mom, his longtime girlfriend, and had me.  I was the first Sakura to live a regular life.



"Now that it's over, looking back, I guess it was pretty amazing," My Dad agreed. "Made for a good story too."
"That's what you wrote all your books about, isn't it?"
"Yep.  Writing was my skill in the Dynasty.  Our life was so fantastical, it made my supermax super easy."
"Do you have a copy of your book I could read?" I pleaded.
"Sure, sweetie. Knock yourself out."



I read my Dad's many books until my Mom made me go to bed.  Even as I went to bed, there was only one thing on my mind.



The next morning, my Dad gave me the best gift I could ever receive.



"I called Grandma Shiroi and she dropped off a special gift for you," My Dad told me. "It was the Immortal Dynasty rulebook she received when she was chosen as a Founder.  She said you could have it."



"Thanks, Daddy!"
I was so excited!  I immediately called my Great Grandma to talk to her about it.  We talked for hours and hours.



I devoured that book.  I read it again and again and again and each time I did, I was in awe.  Some kids want to be a doctor or a firefighter, a teacher or even a rockstar.  But I knew the moment I open my Great Grandma's book what I wanted to be: the Founder of the next Sakura Immortal Dynasty.



Here's a photo of Tyra, who is Kuroi's wife and Haiiro's mother, just for reference:


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Re: The Sakura Immortal Dynasty: The Legacy Continues-Prologue
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 04:45:09 AM »
I'm looking forward to this dynasty, good luck to both you and Haiiro :D
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Re: The Sakura Immortal Dynasty: The Legacy Continues-Prologue
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 12:27:40 PM »
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I'm looking forward to this dynasty, good luck to both you and Haiiro

Thanks, Butterfly!  I'm looking forward to writing this story  :)

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Re: The Sakura Immortal Dynasty: Haiiro's Dynasty: Chapter 1 (June 18)
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 03:09:33 PM »
Chapter 1: From Riches to Rags (I'm going to try and do chapter titles, but we'll see how long that lasts...)

I couldn't believe that the moment had finally arrived for me to begin my own Immortal Dynasty!  My name is Haiiro Sakura and my dream is to become an immortal like my father, my grandmother, and all of my ancestors.



Upon my Young Adult birthday, I had a party with my family and then prepared myself for my new life.  Needless to say, I was estatic.
Here I am after getting a new wardrobe and a makeover:





My Great x6 Grandma Shiroi told me I needed to be purified, if you will, in a place called the Sim Bin before I could begin my Dynasty.  I spent some time there before moving to my new home in Appoloosa Plains.  I was very sad to leave my family back in Twinbrook, especially since it would be hundreds of years until I would see them again.  I was also very saddened by my new "home."  To put it mildy, it was a vacant lot.



I knew it would be this way for a while, but I was prepared for the challenge.  I had read and reread the book my Grandma had been given when she set out to complete her own Immortal Dynasty.  Though I had to leave my book in Twinbrook, I knew the words by heart:

An arduous task at first it may seem
to achieve the immortality of which some only dream
Eight must complete certain goals and tasks
to taste the divine meal to make their lives forever last

Friends they must make
and opportunities they must take
A career, a skill, and a lifetime wish
Part of what must be complete to eat from the divine dish

The Founder must begin from the humblest of means
An empty lot, with only a mailbox to be seen
The Founder must begin the pattern, completing goals one by one
But the work has only just begun
Several lifetimes of love and loss the Founder shall see,
while gathering their portraits to stand in a museum for all eternity...


Having grown up in a mansion, I could definitely say that "humblest of means" was certainly an understatement.


With $2 to my name, I went and got a job at the local restaurant as a Kitchen Scullion.



Then I headed to the Library to begin working on my cooking skill, which would be my supermax.



And I made some friends while I was here.



Then it was back to my vacant lot for the evening.  I couldn't wait for my first day of work tomorrow so I could earn some cash.



I could really use a table.

The next day, it was back to the Library to work on my gardening skill.  I then promptly returned home to plant some seeds and begin my garden.



Then, it was off to my first day of work.  I met some of my coworkers and was sure to befriend them, as per my requirements.



Just a little bit of information about Haiiro:

Her Lifetime Wish is to be a Culinary Librarian
Her traits are: Bookworm, Genius, Good, Natural Cook, and Workaholic

I actually wrote a whole poem about the Immortal Dynasty for this story.  I will be posting more as we progress with the heirs  :)

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Re: The Sakura Immortal Dynasty: Haiiro's Dynasty: Chapter 1 (June 18)
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I really like that poem, can't wait to read more of it. Haiiro is off to a good  start :D
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Re: The Sakura Immortal Dynasty: Haiiro's Dynasty: Chapter 1 (June 18)
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 08:24:53 PM »
Haiiro is stunning! I can't wait to read your story as it progresses!

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Re: The Sakura Immortal Dynasty: Haiiro's Dynasty: Chapter 1 (June 18)
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 08:38:01 PM »
I love Haiiro's character! I don't think I've read your previous immortal dynasty, but I'll be sure to check it out! Along with bookmarking this one, of course.

I'm excited to see what happens/who she marries/and the nooboo of course!


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She is very pretty! Good luck with your second dynasty.

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Re: The Sakura Immortal Dynasty: Haiiro's Dynasty: Chapter 1 (June 18)
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 01:22:23 PM »
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I really like that poem, can't wait to read more of it. Haiiro is off to a good  start
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Haiiro is stunning! I can't wait to read your story as it progresses!

Thank you both!  I'm glad you are enjoying it so far!

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I love Haiiro's character! I don't think I've read your previous immortal dynasty, but I'll be sure to check it out! Along with bookmarking this one, of course. I'm excited to see what happens/who she marries/and the nooboo of course!

Her spouse will be making an appearance in the next chapter.  I should hopefully have that posted either tonight or tomorrow.

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She is very pretty! Good luck with your second dynasty.

Thanks!  Haiiro is actually the ninth Sakura, so she got most of her genetics from the heirs in my previous dynasty.  She did turn out quite lovely though  :)

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Re: The Sakura Immortal Dynasty: Haiiro's Dynasty: Chapter 2 (June 20)
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 12:00:41 PM »
Thank you to everyone for their replies!  I'm glad you are enjoying the story so far.

On a side note, I am teacing myself Japanese and all of the names between this dynasty and the original Sakura dynasty are colors in Japanese.  Haiiro, for example, is grey.  All of the heirs in this dynasty attempt are going to be more specific colors, like crimson, orange-yellow, brown...Any and all Japanese language mistakes are mine and my apparent inability to read the Japanese color wheel  ;)

Chapter 2: Mr. Right?

One of the people that I'd met in town was a man named Hiller Flint.  He and I were enjoying some normal, friendly conversation when all of a sudden, something came over me:



I was nervous to see how Hiller would respond.  I am happy to report that Hiller responded eagerly.



I asked Hiller to move in with me and he gladly accepted.  If he was willing to move in with me in a place that was barely big enough to turn around in, then he was a great catch.  I wanted to make sure that this one didn't get away.



Thankfully, he said yes.



While I went to work after our engagement, Hiller went to Cinnamon Crest Falls to work on his fishing skills.  While he was there, he found some rare seeds for our garden.





In other news, I got my first promotion today!  Needless to say, I was quite proud.





The following day, Hiller and I decided to tie the knot and get married.  It wasn't anything lavish or extravagant, but it was our wedding and we were happy to exchange vows. 



Hiller decided to update his wardrome a little bit after we got married.  He cleans up very nicely.



I got a few days off of work, so Hiller and I decided to take advantage of this brief vacation to get some skilling done.  Hiller began working on his painting skills to help with my Dynasty requirements. 



I, meanwhile, bought some new plants for my garden at the supermarket and continued working on my cooking skill.



A short while later, Hiller finally had enough lifetime reward points to change his lifetime wish.  He now wants to be a Renaissance Sim and master the painting, sculpting and fishing skills.  That is one of the many reasons that I love him.



As time passed, between my job and Hiller's paintings and sculptures, we finally had enough money to update...well, build a house.  Here is what the house-yes, an actual house-looks like:



Now that things were becoming more stable financially, my career was moving swimmingly, and Hiller was progressing with his portraits and sculptures, we decided to take the next big step in the Dynasty: bringing in the next heir.



I was happy to discover that we had a nooboo on the way.  Hiller wants a boy.  I want a girl.  Only one of us will be right.  I wonder who is?





Author's Note: The moment Haiiro stepped foot in Appoloosa Plains, I had Hiller picked out as her spouse.  I had started an Immortal Dynasty in this town before and got pretty far...until Error Code 12 hit me and destroyed that dynasty attempt.  Hiller was my founder's spouse in that attempt and I really liked him as a dynasty spouse.  So, there was nobody but Hiller for Haiiro  ;D

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Congrats to the happy couple! Hiller is actually very cute, they will have a gorgeous baby, I can already see! :D
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Congrats to the happy couple! Hiller is actually very cute, they will have a gorgeous baby, I can already see!

I have a soft spot for Hiller  :) He was a great spouse for Haiiro (and my other founder before Error Code 12 hit...).  Surprisingly, he has some really strong genes!  Not as strong as Clark's, but they do last for a few generations.  I won't say how many or that will ruin the surprise  ;).


Chapter 3- Welcome, Rena!

The pains hit me on my way home from the Library.  (The woman in the background reminds me of a teenage Banana Dreamweaver... :o)



I called Hiller and we headed to the Hospital.  A short time later, we welcomed our daughter: Kurenai Sakura (Kurenai is crimson in Japanese).  She is Artistic and Excitable.



With Kurenai-whom we call Rena-in the family now, we had to add on to the house.  Here is what the updated house looks like:



When he wasn't doting over his little princess, Rena, Hiller was continuing the race to make 25 ice sculptures.  Unfortunately, he ran into a bit of a roadblock...



...but he recovered and was able to reach the title of Ice Personality and complete my Young Adult sculpture just moments before my Adult birthday (Author's note: Hiller started sculpting Haiiro and then about 5 seconds after he completed it, she aged up.  Talk about waiting until the last second!).



Sadly, I aged up in the bathroom.



Then, it was right back outside to have Hiller do my Adult portrait and sculpture.  Shortly after my Adult birthday, we had another birthday in the household.  It was Rena's birthday!  Hiller beat me to her crib and proudly carried his daughter to the cake.



Rena is the spitting image of her father.



She is just the sweetest little girl! 



After her birthday, Hiller and I began teaching Rena all of her nooboo skills. 





Of course, there was some play time in between.



I was sure to tell Rena early on about my Great Grandma's book and the Dynasty requirements.  I wanted to make sure that she knew that she had a huge responsibility to take on when she was older. 



In other news, I built my wonderful husband his own art studio.  He now has his own room to paint and sculpt, and hopefully one day, be able to share this room with his daughter.



How did I get enough money to build the art studio?  Some of the special seeds that Hiller brought home for me from his fishing trips turned out to be money trees! 





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Great start so far! Wow, talk about cutting it close with the ice sculptures! Rena is adorable, and her eyes are gorgeous. I can't wait to read more!

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It's always good to get money trees so early in the family. :)

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Rena is sooo cute!!! Hooray for the money trees! ;D
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Ohh Rena is so sweet! She has a really wise look about her. It looks like your first generation is doing really, really well!

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Great start so far! Wow, talk about cutting it close with the ice sculptures! Rena is adorable, and her eyes are gorgeous. I can't wait to read more!

I was so happy that Hiller was able to complete his 25 sculptures in time.  I missed out in my first dynasty in getting my founder's YA sculpture, so that was kind of a goal of mine to get Haiiro's this time around.

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It's always good to get money trees so early in the family.
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Rena is sooo cute!!! Hooray for the money trees!

I saw the money trees in the garden and I was estatic!  If only I could grow those in real life...

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Ohh Rena is so sweet! She has a really wise look about her. It looks like your first generation is doing really, really well!

Rena really does have a look of wisdom about her.  I was planning on portraying her as a level-headed and family-oriented person, so I can throw in some wisdom in there as well  ;)


Chapter 4-They Grow Up So Fast

Before we knew it, it was time for Rena's child birthday.  Hiller, again, beat me to Rena's crib and carried her to the birthday cake.



She aged up into a beautiful little girl, if I do say so myself.



One of the birthday presents that Hiller and I bought for Rena was an easel.  She spent the remainder of her birthday dabbling in the arts.



In other news, we finally had enough money to hire a maid to help keep the place tidy.  This maid is extra impressive because he can clean the kitchen table through the bathroom wall.





Rena spent majority of her childhood days at her easel.  She is quite talented, don't you think?



She only took a break from her easel to go to school, where she got on the Honor Roll, or to eat or sleep.  Rena got an opportunity from school to go out and collect some insects for a scavenger hunt. 



After her opportunity, it was right back to the easel.  Rena managed to get to the level where she could paint portraits.  I was sure to have her paint Hiller's portrait.  It would be placed in our Immortal Museum so a piece of my loving husband would be around for all eternity.



Just as quick as her child birthday arrived, Rena's teenage birthday arrived even faster.  Hiller was a little saddened at the fact that his little girl did not need to be carried to the cake anymore.





Here is Rena in her new teenage outfit:



Now a teenager, Rena was able to join her father in the art studio, where she promptly began learning the sculpting skill.



While Hiller and Rena worked on their sculptures and paintings, I continued to work on my Dynasty requirements.  Here I am leaving work after I got my final promotion and became a Celebrated 5 Star Chef!



Rena kept up her good grades as a teenager and decided to join the Art Club at school. 



She also went to Prom, where she had a great time.  Rena was even voted Prom Queen!



Hiller, meanwhile, continued to work on his skills.  He had already completed the painting and sculpting skills and now had to finishing his fishing skill, which would also complete his Lifetime Wish.



He was in the middle of fishing when the sparkles hit him, reminding him that it was his Elder birthday.  Hiller didn't seem to mind.



And as a special birthday gift, Hiller caught his first Deathfish!  I now had Deathfish and Life Fruit, the two key ingredients to make the Ambrosia to make me immortal.  Now all I had to do was learn the recipe.





A few days later, it was time for my Elder birthday.  I had been working on my painting skill, just in case Hiller was unable to paint Rena's for the museum, when the sparkles hit me.  Rena was there to celebrate my becoming an Elder.  She was far happier than I was about the whole ordeal.



I felt better after I updated my wardrobe:





Hiller then sculpted and painted my Elder pieces for the museum.  Another Dynasty requirement checked off my list.



Then, it was on to learn the Ambrosia recipe.  For some reason, I decided that Rena's room was the best place to do it.



I now knew the recipe to become Immortal, but I was not done yet.  I still needed to complete some of my Dynasty requirements.  I headed to the kitchen to cook some more meals and managed to finish my last skill challenge for my supermax. 



All I had left after my supermax was to complete one more opportunity and then I could join my ancestors in Immortality.  Hopefully that last opportunity would arrive before it was too late.

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Can I borrow your supermaid? I'd love to have one ;)
Rena is gorgeous and very talented.
Good luck with that last opportunity, hopefully it'll be there on time :D
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Can I borrow your supermaid? I'd love to have one
Rena is gorgeous and very talented.
Good luck with that last opportunity, hopefully it'll be there on time

That maid was actually the best one that showed up at the house.  All the later ones just play on the computer or take photos of the family because they are celebrities  ???  I miss that guy...



Chapter 5- Falafel Portfolio

Rena worked tirelessly throughout her teenage years to reach 25 ice sculptures so she could sculpt Hiller for the Immortal museum.  She finally made it as her teenage years were winding down.



And before we knew it, her Young Adult birthday was right around the corner.





Here is my beautiful little girl...er, young lady, all grown up.



After Rena's birthday, I received a phone call with my last opportunity.  I had to prepare some falafel and bring the serving to work.  I jumped at the opportunity...until I realized that I did not have the falafel recipe.  So, it was off to Egypt. 



I headed immediately to the market to purchase the falafel recipe book.  I also picked up the Shawarma recipe while I was here.  Might as well add some more weapons to my cooking arsenal.  Books in hand, Rena and I decided to enjoy the scenery.  Where was Hiller?  Well, he decided to brave the tombs and take on some adventures.





Our days in Egypt went by quickly and before we knew it, it was time to return home.  Rena had talked to me as we were sightseeing around Al Simhara about this one boy she had been friends with in high school.  It seems that he had aged up around the time that she did and she thought she might like to ask him over to the house sometime.  I immediately agreed and she called up her good friend Marcos Butts upon our return.  It appears that the high school friendship was about to blossom into something more (or so I hoped).





Hiller and I were thrilled to see (we were "supervising" through the window) Rena and Marcos take the next step in their relationship.



He said yes!



Marcos joined the household and, being an artsy type like Rena, wanted to immediately update his attire.





Marcos wants to be a Master of the Arts, so he will be spending a lot of time with Rena and Hiller in the art studio.  He is Family Oriented, Perfectionist, Green Thumb, Charismatic and Artistic. 



Since were going to have many more weddings as the generations went on, I decided that we should build some sort of wedding area for the family to use.  It turned out quite lovely, if I do say so myself.  I was sure to include cherry blossoms behind the wedding arch, since it is our namesake (Sakura means cherry blossom/cherry tree-it is my favorite flower).



Rena and Marcos were the first ones to use our new wedding area.







Following the wedding, Hiller and I remodeled the house because we wanted grandchildren because we needed more space with more people in the household.  Here is our new house:



Can anyone guess what that empty room is for ? ;)



Kitchen/Dining Room (I am actually very pleased with how it turned out!)



Art Studio



Hiller's and my bedroom on the left (the blue/grey).  Marcos' and Rena's bedroom on the right (the red).



The living room and the hallway that leads to the art studio and bedrooms



The bathroom (which used to be Rena's old room)



And to end this update, here is a shot of the happy couple celebrating their wedding night.


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Congrats to the happy couple, hopefully there will be a nooboo time soon ;) The house looks amazing :D
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I just want to tell you that I am so impressed with you! You've already finished one dynasty, and you started another one with the ninth generation! Your progressing so well, you're already at second generation's wedding! Good luck finishing with this second dynasty!

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Congrats to the happy couple, hopefully there will be a nooboo time soon  The house looks amazing

Thanks!  The nooboo shall be making an appearance soon  :)

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I just want to tell you that I am so impressed with you! You've already finished one dynasty, and you started another one with the ninth generation! Your progressing so well, you're already at second generation's wedding! Good luck finishing with this second dynasty!

Thank you so much for your kind words!  I am actually a lot further in game, so I am able to post the story pretty quickly.  I am having a lot of fun with this dynasty because it is interesting to see how the genetics progress.  Plus, at the end, my original founder will have 15 descendents, which is pretty cool.  The generation I am currently working toward immortality with actually looks a lot like one of the generations from the original eight, which is awesome.  I'll post a comparison of the two when we get there, but that won't be for a bit  ;)



Chapter 6- Rena Takes Over

With the completion of my last opportunity, I was ready to prepare my first Ambrosia and join my family in immortality.  I gathered my life fruit and the deathfish that Hiller caught and headed to the kitchen.  In a few minutes, I had my divine meal.  The words from my Grandma's Immortal Dynasty book floated through my mind as I ate. 



The Founder will lead to Heir 1, then Heir 1 to Heir 2
While life may seem to be moving quickly, there is still much work to do
It is at this time the Founder should be ready to taste the meal from the heavens
And pass on the torch to the remaining seven




My work was done.  As per the rules, it was now time for me to pass the torch to my daughter, Rena.  I also decided that I would pass on this notebook, in which we are recording our journey, for Rena to begin to fill it with her own experiences in the road to immortality.

Signing off,

Haiiro Sakura

Founder- The First Immortal

Name: Haiiro Sakura
Lifetime Wish: The Culinary Librarian
Career: Culinary
Supermax Skill: Cooking
Other Skills*: Gardening, Logic (*More may be added)
Building: Sakura Family Bookstore & Coffee
Property: Cherry Tree Beach
3 Lifetime Rewards: Discount Diner, No Bills Ever, Super Green Thumb
6 Opportunities:

New High Quality Ingredients
Uncommonly Good
Spying on the Cuisine
A Catering Fracas
Grape Aid
Falafel Portfolio

6 Best Friends:

Zac Whipsnake
Benjamin Schmidt
Juanita Blanco
Hiller Flint
Alaina Shepherd
Hailey Shepherd

Traits: Bookworm, Genius, Good, Natural Cook, Workaholic
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Immortality Reached at Age: 80



Hello everyone.  My name is Kurenai Sakura, but everyone calls me Rena.  My mother recently completed her goal of becoming an immortal, just like her, well, our family in Twinbrook.  It was now my turn to take on the responsibility of the requirements to join her in immortality.  She also gave me this notebook for me to record what's going on in our lives as I work toward completing my requirements.  I've always been more of the strong, silent type, but I will do my best to record my thoughts and feelings as I take on the responsibility of the title of current heir.

I guess I'll start off with my graduation.  My husband apparently found my graduation robes very attractive... 



I graduated as the Class Valedictorian and was voted Most Artistic by my classmates.  They were spot on.  After the ceremony was over, my darling husband, Marcos, was there to congratulate me.



Since I was out of school, I turned my focus to my job as a self-employed sculptor.  I had been working as a sculptor since I was a teenager and was progressing up the ranks.  Apparently, some people were pretty impressed with my abilities and I was invited back to City Hall to receive a service award for sculpting.



Marcos and I spent majority of our time in the art studio together.  I was working on my painting and sculpting skills not only for my requirements, but to take over as the family artist for the dynasty when my father was no longer with us.  Not that he was going anywhere anytime soon, mind you.  Marcos was also preparing to take care of my immortal pieces by learning the painting and sculpting skills. 

What were my parents doing while my husband and I were skilling?  They were enjoying their golden years together.



I completed my supermax a short time later.  Marcos and I celebrated together as he also completed his painting skill, which was one of the skills he needed for his lifetime wish.  We took the rest of the night off to celebrate.





For Marcos, it was now on to the race to reach 25 sculptures.  For me, it was a race to the bathroom as I suddenly felt sick.



But it was for a great reason.  Marcos and I were going to be parents!



I told Marcos the news and he was thrilled!  He wants a girl, but I want a boy.  My mom said that she was correct last time and is excited to see if I will be right like she was.  Boy or girl, I know we will all be happy either way.



I was very happy that I had the luxury of being a self-employed artist, so I could spend most of the day comfortably in my pajamas in the art studio alongside my husband.  Everything was pretty tranquil and calm until one night when we got an unexpected visitor.



Thankfully the cops in Appaloosa Plains have some pretty awesome butt-kicking skills.



I guess our nooboo wanted to join into all of the excitement going on that night.  Marcos quickly wisked me to the hospital as the pains hit me to bring him or her into the world.



It appears that the moms are 2/2 in predicting the genders of their nooboos.  I am very happy to introduce my little boy, Daidaiiro Sakura (daidaiiro is a yellowish orange).  We've decided to call him "DD" for short.



DD was doted on since the moment we brought him home.  There is never a short supply of care or love for that beautiful little boy.





While DD was asleep in his crib, I managed to continue working on my skills.  My Lifetime Wish is to be a Renaissance Sim, just like my Dad, so I want to max out three different skills.  I have already completed the sculpting skill and am now able to check the painting skill off my list.



Two skills down, one to go.

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Wow this is great! Good luck! I'm sure you will get your 8 new immortals!

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Welcome baby DD, I love how colorful his nursery is! And congrats on your 1st immortal(9th, actually :P)
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Welcome baby DD, I love how colorful his nursery is! And congrats on your 1st immortal(9th, actually )

I forget that Haiiro is actually my 9th immortal too :)

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Wow this is great! Good luck! I'm sure you will get your 8 new immortals!

Aww!  Thanks so much! 



Chapter 7- Grandpa Hiller

DD's baby days flew by and it was time for him to grow up into a toddler.  My parents raced each other to see who would get to bring my little boy to the cake.  Apparently, ambrosia gave my Mom super-sim speed or something like that because she victoriously strolled into the kitchen with my son in her arms.



DD grew up with my Dad's hair and my Mom's eyes.



My Mom, Marcos and I agreed that we would allow my Dad to take over most of the nooboo training duties.  We did not know how long he had left, so we all wanted him to have as much time as he could with his grandson.







My Dad was sure to tell him about some important roles in the Dynasty.





And he was always sure to tell him how much he loved him.



While DD was working on his skills, Marcos had his Adult birthday.



He and I celebrated his birthday in the art studio, just the two of us.



And no nooboo stage would be complete without the obligatory Attack of the Claw photo.







Soon it was time for my sweet little boy to grow up again.  Mom, once again, beat Dad to DD to bring him to the cake.





The sparkles hit...



...and suddenly my little boy wasn't so little anymore.





That same day, I aged up to an Adult.



Before his birthday was over, Dad wanted to take DD out to Cinnamon Crest Falls to go fishing together (in their pajamas, oddly enough).  Now that DD was older, I wasn't quite sure how to tell him about the Dynasty requirements.  I mean, how do you tell a child that he needs to do a bunch of things and make a bunch of friends in order to become immortal?  Dad said that he would talk to DD about it. 



It appears to have gone over well.



I was very relieved when Dad and DD came home from their fishing trip and DD happily proclaimed "leave it to me, Mom!" and that he would take care of his Dynasty requirements.  I never doubted my little boy for a second, but I felt so much better hearing him willingly accept his fate.  Marcos and I returned to the art studio to take care of our own Dynasty requirements.  Marcos painted my Adult portrait and I painted DD's child portrait.



Finally, now that DD was a child, he was able to attend school.  He loved all things science and educational, so he was pretty happy.  Marcos and I agreed to let him join the Scouts afterschool activity.  DD proudly showed off the badges he earned to Grandpa Hiller.


 

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