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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 16: Dynasty Pillar (Jan 26)
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2015, 06:00:10 AM »
Grim is so mean  :( At least now Niji and Makoto are together. Best of luck to Kenai with the Ghost Hunting career. I just love his blue eyes.
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 16: Dynasty Pillar (Jan 26)
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2015, 03:47:51 PM »
Grim is so mean  :( At least now Niji and Makoto are together. Best of luck to Kenai with the Ghost Hunting career. I just love his blue eyes.

That was so sad yet sweet that Niji and Makoto died a day apart. The worst, however, is yet to come. There is another couple later in the dynasty that just couldn't bear to be apart and it was really touching.



Chapter 17- Healing

Hey everyone! Kenai Sakura here! Now that I am a young adult, I am now officially the active heir, so I get to tell my story now. So, I had a bunch of things to accomplish now that I was older but there was one thing that I wanted to sort out first. Nicola has been my long time girlfriend and, to be honest, I really, really liked her. I was so excited to see that Nicola had also aged up into a young adult.



I didn't want to beat around the bush; I made my intentions clear about how I felt about her and how I wanted our relationship to progress.



I was so relieved that Nicola felt the same way and that she wanted to be with me, polka dot pajamas and all.



I was very disappointed that Grandma and Grandpa couldn't be here with us at this moment when I asked Nicola to be my wife. However, I know that they would be very happy to see that we were slowly healing after the heartbreak of their deaths and continuing on with the dynasty.



Nicola was aware of what happened with Grandma and Grandpa. She told me that she would be honored to be my wife and that she was proud of my strength to carry on with my requirements.



Now that we were engaged, I asked Nicola to move in with us. She readily agreed and joined the household.



Nicola decided that she would like to have a makeover now that she was a young adult. She had the Slob, Family Oriented, Born Saleswoman, Loves to Swim and Kleptomaniac traits. Nicola decided that she wanted to be a Master Thief.



The next thing on my to-do list was to sign up as a ghost hunter at the local science center. The people at the center knew that I was Makoto's grandson so they were more than happy to give me a job.



Nicola had also signed up at the local warehouse for a job in the criminal career. She then began to work on her athletic skill. Uncle Dayton said that she could use his tv to work out undisturbed. Nicole appreciated it.



Uncle Dayton also said that I could use his chemistry set for my skill challenges. I wanted to learn how to make all of the potions that I could.





I was super excited when I made my first potion!



For the next few days, things were pretty routine. I worked on my skill challenges during the day and then worked at night. It was pretty cool being able to fight some ghosties!



Speaking of ghosties, we had a visitor at home while I was out at work.



Mom and Dad were happy to see that Grandpa was doing well. I didn't get to see him because I had been contacted by City Hall. I was being awarded for my work as a ghost hunter. What an honor!



When I came home that night, Dad was celebrating. I thought he might be celebrating because of the award that I received but then I remembered that it was his birthday.







Dad had aged up into an elder and, according to him, he was okay with remaining an elder this time around.





Grandma showed up for Dad's birthday celebration too.



It was a very touching moment to see Grandma and Grandpa being reunited before our eyes. Even though they hadn't been gone that long, it was still so great to see them together again.




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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 17: Healing (Jan 29)
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2015, 06:34:08 PM »
Aw, they're in love even after death. I really like Kenai's voice and Nicola has very peculiar traits.
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 17: Healing (Jan 29)
« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2015, 04:27:02 PM »
Aw, they're in love even after death. I really like Kenai's voice and Nicola has very peculiar traits.

Nicola's traits were decent, thankfully  :o



Chapter 18- Thinking Ahead

Knowing that my grandparents were ghosts made me approach my job a little differently. Instead of banishing the ghosts, I preferred to convince them to move on to whatever comes next. They seemed to be okay with that.



Back at home, Mom, Dad, Nicola and Uncle Dayton continued their work in their respective jobs. Mom, however, began to question her career choice when they stated that they would need to wear brand new uniforms...



Thankfully, she didn't have to worry about it much longer because Mom had her elder birthday.





Here is Mom as an Elder.



(Is Deidre not a gorgeous elder?!)



Once Mom changed her clothes to suit her, she promptly retired.



Mom and Dad were glad they had the chance and the time to witness my marriage to Nicola that weekend.



We were both doing quite well in our careers so we decided that now would be a good time to tie the knot.







I guess you could call us nerdy, but Nicola and I spent our honeymoon at home working on our skills. It was really beneficial because I got some time to work on my logic skill challenges.



Once I learned all of the potions from Uncle Dayton's chemistry table, I moved on to stargazing.



Nicola, meanwhile, took a break from her workouts to play some computer games. She was interrupted when it came time for her adult birthday celebration.





Nicola and I did take some time to celebrate.



The next morning, I received a phone call with an opportunity. I had to take a trip to France. I thought it over for a quick moment before agreeing. I was really looking forward to this!



Later that day, I had booked a flight to Champs les Sims and arrived in France. It was awesome.



I quickly took care of my opportunity.



The rest of the time I had in France was spent having fun. I visited the nectary.



I also managed to find some special grapes for Uncle Dayton to plant.



I also made sure to pick up some special equipment just in case a future generation might want to use it...just in case  ;)



If you haven't read the update of Rigel Duty I posed today, I wanted to give you a heads up that the next update of the Sakura's might be a bit. My laptop, which has the photos and the game file for this story, has a broken hinge and it is currently out for repairs. I have no idea when they will get the part in so I can't update until then...*eye twitch*...laptop withdrawal...

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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 18: Thinking Ahead (Feb 2)
« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2015, 04:31:13 AM »
Deidre is such a beautiful Sim in all life stages. Good idea to plan ahead while in France. Hope your laptop gets fixed soon, I know I'd be pulling my hair out by now  ;D
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 18: Thinking Ahead (Feb 2)
« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2015, 01:43:54 PM »
Gross, I hate hinge replacements. We'll be patient, though!
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 18: Thinking Ahead (Feb 2)
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2015, 08:30:03 PM »
Deidre is such a beautiful Sim in all life stages. Good idea to plan ahead while in France. Hope your laptop gets fixed soon, I know I'd be pulling my hair out by now  ;D

Gross, I hate hinge replacements. We'll be patient, though!

Thanks guys. I hate not having my laptop. I mean, I knew that I used it a lot because of college/work but not having it for nearly a week now has just been dismal because I'm seeing just how vital it is to my daily functions :(



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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 18: Thinking Ahead (Feb 2)
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2015, 08:19:08 PM »
I finally got my laptop back!!!



Chapter 19- Ghost Hunter

Contrary to popular belief, hunting ghosts was not all fun and games. There were some difficult things that went along with the job. Like getting stuck in elevator doors.





Once I got up and dusted myself off Once I made my dramatic entrance, I began looking for ghosts. Ignore the floating vampire in the room.



I dispersed another couple of ghosts and reached my last promotion. When I got my last promotion, I completed my lifetime wish. Not too bad for a day's work, right?



I rushed home to share the good news with my family. However, they had some news of their own to share with me.





Dad knew that it was his time to fulfill his last requirement and sacrifice himself for the dynasty. With grace, Dad shook Grim's hand and then he was gone.



We knew that this moment was inevitable but that didn't make it any easier.



Uncle Dayton did his best to stay strong for everyone, though I can't imagine that he was having an easier time than the rest of us. I mean, that was his older brother that he just lost.



Thanks for everything, Dad.

RIP- London Sakura, aged 53





Just like after we lost Grandma and Grandpa, things were quiet around the house for the next few days. Nicola helped me try to keep my mind off of things by volunteering to have me tutor her for my skill challenges.



We were all really relieved to see Dad visit us a short time after he died.



He made sure to tell Mom that he missed and he loved her. Mom expressed the same feelings.



Uncle Dayton continued working on his painting skill. He said that he wanted to max the skill as a way to honor his brother. I'm sure Dad would have been proud of Uncle Dayton when he finally did max out his painting skill.



Speaking of maxing out skill, I finished the last bits of my requirements. Since that was the case, I had officially completed all of my requirements and could now bring in the next heir. I quickly found Nicola and we immediately set out to celebrate my accomplishments.



I was super excited to have finished my requirements!



The Second Heir
 
Name: Kenai Sakura
Born: Week 8, Day 4
Traits: Genius, Brave, Family Oriented, Supernatural Fan, Nurturing
Unique Maxed Job: Ghost Hunter
Two Best Friends: Malik Hurst, Garry Werner
Three Skill Challenges: Master Chemist, Celestial Explorer, Skill Professor
Four Opportunities: Fixing the Celestial Slump, Riddle Away, A French Puzzler, Taking Down Sinclair
Items Added to Collection: Palladium
Career Rewards: Spooky Trophy, Ghost Hunter Medal

Lifetime Wish: Paranormal Profiteer
Favorite Color: Spice Brown
Spouse: Nicola Valla

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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 19: Ghost Hunter (Feb 14)
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2015, 05:59:48 AM »
Glad you have your laptop back  ;D That was sweet of Dayton to max painting in honour of his brother and many congratulations to Kenai on completing his requirement.
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 19: Ghost Hunter (Feb 14)
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2015, 11:34:24 AM »
Glad you have your laptop back  ;D That was sweet of Dayton to max painting in honour of his brother and many congratulations to Kenai on completing his requirement.

Dayton was going to be around for a while so he had a lot of time to max out some skills. I thought it would be nice to do the painting skill like his brother, London.



Back to back updates here too  ;D

Chapter 20- Pink Aspen

I was hanging out in the hot tub when Uncle Dayton came outside and gave me a gift. It was a young again potion. He pointed out that, now that I was able to bring in the next heir, I probably should take one of these potions to make sure that I would be around for a while. Uncle Dayton had a point.





I was young again, but with a terrible 'do.



I went inside to fix my hair. While I was taking care of that, unbeknownst to me, Nicola had discovered something amazing.



Nicola and I were going to be parents!





That was sooooo exciting!



Of course, pregnancy didn't stop Nicola from staying active.



Uncle Dayton worked on maxing out his painting skill after Dad died as sort of a tribute to him. I thought that was a really good idea and would be nice to do something like that myself. I asked Uncle Dayton about it and he said that he still had Dad's guitar. That was perfect.



The next couple days were pretty uneventful until late one evening. Nicola was in labor. I could fight ghosts and spot celestial bodies from millions of miles away but when it came to knowing what to do at this very moment...I had nothing.





Thankfully, Nicola snapped me out of it and we rushed to the hospital.



A short time later, I became the proud papa of a gorgeous little girl named Aspen. She had the Easily Impressed and Hates the Outdoors traits.



Now that we had a little nooboo in the house, we needed to make room for her. It was a bittersweet moment to remodel Grandma and Grandpa's room into a room for Aspen. We decorated it in pink, her favorite color.



Mom was overjoyed with Aspen. She was so happy that she got to meet her granddaughter before her time was up.





Mom wasn't the only one who doted over Aspen. We were all wrapped around her sweet little finger.



The next day was kind of a big one for all of us. In between taking care of Aspen, Nicola had her adult birthday.



And Mom...well, it was time for her to join Dad.



Nicola and I cried uncontrollably. Uncle Dayton just looked on, sort of numb to the whole thing at this point.



But Mom was ready to go. She got to meet her granddaughter and so she was ready to be reunited with Dad.



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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 20: Pink Aspen (Feb 15)
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2015, 06:17:42 AM »
RIP Deidre  :( Welcome little Aspen, what a very pink room, it takes a while for the eyes to adjust.
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 20: Pink Aspen (Feb 15)
« Reply #61 on: February 20, 2015, 01:41:15 PM »
RIP Deidre  :( Welcome little Aspen, what a very pink room, it takes a while for the eyes to adjust.

No kidding  :o



Chapter 21- Just Like Grandma

It really helped that Aspen's birthday was shortly after Mom died because it helped us to feel a little better. Uncle Dayton brought Aspen to the cake.



Uncle Dayton helped her blow out the candles, the sparkles hit and then Aspen had her birthday.



Everyone had big and bright smiles on their faces when they saw what little Aspen looked like. She looked just like Mom, her grandmother.



I wasn't sure if it was the fact that she was my little girl or because she looked so much like my Mom that made Aspen so precious.





We got to work right away on Aspen's toddler skills so she would be ready to age up when the time came.



Aspen wasn't too thrilled about all of this learning...



But my sweet little angel decided to humor her old man  :)



Once she mastered talking, it was then on to walking.



There was some playtime in between though. Mommy Nicola had some fun with her little girl.



Gotta love the attack of the claw.



Aspen sure loved it.



After some lunch and a quick nap, Aspen mastered walking.





Once she got her skills down, it was back to play time for Aspen.







While I played with Aspen, Nicola continued working on her skills for work. She was working out on her athletic skill and she finally mastered it.



Uncle Dayton also made sure to spend some time playing with Aspen. He wanted to build a good relationship with his great niece because they would be seeing each other for a long time.



Even though she was doted on by every person in the household, Aspen did find ways to play by herself. She received some mysterious doll thing that she took to quite quickly. Aspen was pretty inseparable from her toy, which she named Lucky.



Not sure where it came from but if Aspen was happy, I was happy.

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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 21: Just Like Grandma (Feb 20)
« Reply #62 on: February 20, 2015, 05:53:08 PM »
Aw, I miss toddler interactions so much. Aspen is such a cute toddler.
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 21: Just Like Grandma (Feb 20)
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2015, 02:01:20 PM »
Aw, I miss toddler interactions so much. Aspen is such a cute toddler.

The next generation is even cuter  ;)



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Chapter 22- Imagination

Uncle Dayton continued to work outside in the garden for his job. He was doing really well with all of his perfect red berry beans. In fact, he was doing so well that he reached the final level of the gardener career.



While we were all happy for Uncle Dayton, he was more excited for the next event that would be occurring in our household. It was time for Aspen's child birthday.



I still could not believe that this day had arrived so quickly.



Aspen seemed pretty excited to be aging up, as she clapped and cheered along with the rest of us.



Here is my beautiful little girl.



She gained the Perfectionist trait.



Now that Aspen was no longer in need of a crib, we redid her bedroom so it would be more suited to a big girl rather than a nooboo.



Once that was taken care, Aspen asked me if I could help her get ready for her first day of school the next day. I agreed of course. How could I refuse a request like that?



While I was working with Aspen, Dad decided to come for a visit. It wasn't to visit us, mind you. It was to get some food.



Grandma also made an appearance. She was thrilled to be able to meet her great granddaughter and Aspen was happy to meet Grandma Niji. They chatted with each other over breakfast the next morning.



While that was going on, there was another special moment that none of us were aware of, save for Aspen. She said that the doll thing she got grew up just like she did.



If only to have that wonderful gift of childhood imagination again...



Aspen greeted Nicola when she came home from work. She told her mother all about how her friend Lucky grew up too and Nicola shared some of her own good news when she came home. She got her final promotion and maxed out the criminal career.



By reaching the top of the criminal career, Nicola completed her lifetime wish. Congrats, honey!



I made sure to tell her how proud I was of her accomplishments when Nicola and I snuggled outside together to gaze at the stars.



The next day was Aspen's first day of school. She wanted to get into school early so that she would be ready. Aspen hopped on her bike and pedaled her way to the schoolyard.



Now that Aspen was in school, I needed something to do to occupy myself during the day. I wasn't entirely sure what to do. I love learning so I thought I might apply for a job as a teacher at Aspen's school. Thankfully, she was still young enough that she thought it was a cool idea to have her Dad working at her school and not lock herself in her room out of humiliation. So, I decided to brush up on my charisma to help me get a head start.



Tomorrow, I think I'll apply for that job after all.

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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 22: Imagination (Feb 22)
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2015, 04:04:28 PM »
I'm sure Aspen will love having her Dad at school, maybe not during the teen stage though  :P That hairstyle looks good on Aspen, I never use it but I think I'll give it a try.
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 22: Imagination (Feb 22)
« Reply #65 on: February 24, 2015, 04:42:22 PM »
I'm sure Aspen will love having her Dad at school, maybe not during the teen stage though  :P That hairstyle looks good on Aspen, I never use it but I think I'll give it a try.

I don't tend to use that one that often either but it looked good on Aspen so I went with it  :)



Chapter 23- The Lucky Sakura

Before we knew it, it was time for Aspen's birthday again. This time, she would be aging up into a teenager.



We were all saddened to see the final days of childhood come to an end for Aspen but she wasn't. Aspen, on the other hand, was looking forward to trying her hand at some of the new skills that would open up to her now that she was older.





Apparently contortion was a new skill...





Aspen quickly went to go adjust her wardrobe after having some cake with us. Uncle Dayton told her that he had a special present for her, which she was looking forward to opening.



Aspen gained the Lucky trait.



Once Aspen finished changing, it was time to give her the presents we had for her. Uncle Dayton went first.





Uncle Dayton explained that the gift was actually very special because of what it could do. Aspen seemed thrilled.



Under the watchful eyes of Uncle Dayton and Mom, who decided to relax on Aspen's bed, Aspen gave the present- a potion- to her friend, Lucky.





All of a sudden, Lucky was real!



Aspen introduced Lucky to all of us. Once that was taken care of, Nicola began tutoring Aspen to prepare her for high school.



Meanwhile, Lucky asked if he could change his clothes up a little bit now that he was a real person. Of course we agreed to let him do so. He opted to keep his jacket to keep his IF heritage alive but decided to go for jeans instead of his dress pants.



Lucky has the Neat, Excitable, Light Sleeper and Nurturing traits. He is officially father-approved to be friends with my daughter  ;).



Uncle Dayton volunteered to give Lucky some life lessons before he went off for his first day of school. Lucky admitted that he was a little bit nervous but felt better knowing that his best friend, Aspen, would be right by his side.



By the end of the day, we had so much that had gone on that I had completely forgotten that it was my birthday as well. I was aging up into an adult again.





Nicola and I had one last gift to give Aspen before her birthday was officially over. While I was in France, I had picked up nectar making materials. I thought that Aspen might have fun using them and I was right. She took to it immediately.



Well, almost immediately.






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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 23: The Lucky Sakura (Feb 24)
« Reply #66 on: February 24, 2015, 10:04:03 PM »
Aspen is gorgeous!

Will Lucky be her spouse?

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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 23: The Lucky Sakura (Feb 24)
« Reply #67 on: February 25, 2015, 06:02:57 AM »
Lucky has pretty good traits for an IF, perfect father material traits  ;D Aspen is pretty as ever, looks like she's already having fun with nectar making.
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 23: The Lucky Sakura (Feb 24)
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2015, 12:34:21 PM »
Aspen is gorgeous!

Will Lucky be her spouse?

You'll have to wait to find out!! (yes, he totally is)

Lucky has pretty good traits for an IF, perfect father material traits  ;D Aspen is pretty as ever, looks like she's already having fun with nectar making.

Lucky did come out with some good traits, thankfully. There's another IF spouse later in the dynasty and (s)he has some good traits as well.



Chapter 24- Super Uncle

Uncle Dayton was pretty amazing as far as uncles go. Actually, he was pretty amazing as far as sims go too. He took his role as the helper of the dynasty very seriously and would do just about anything for all of us. That brings me to Aspen. Uncle Dayton was researching some high quality and high selling nectar recipes for Aspen so she could excel at her nectar making. That led Uncle Dayton to discover that pomegranates were an important ingredient in some of the finest nectar recipes. Once he discovered that fact, Uncle Dayton immediately booked a trip to Al Simhara.





We told Uncle Dayton to enjoy his time in Egypt because he deserved a break and some time for himself. I'm not sure if he listened but his vacation photos at least made it seem like he did.





Of course, back at home, Uncle Dayton was right back to work. He started to play around with Aspen's nectar making machinery to upgrade it for her.



And where was Aspen during this time? Well, she and Lucky were otherwise occupied.







Lucky then asked Aspen to be his girlfriend.



And, of course, Aspen said yes.



While Nicola and I were spying on Lucky and Aspen spending some time together, Nicola had her adult birthday.





The next few days were uneventful until it came time for prom for Lucky and Aspen. They were going together, obviously.





Prom was awesome for the two kids. They were named Prom King and Prom Queen and were considered to be the cutest couple at the dance. They were such good kids.

The school actually had a great idea to hold the prom on a Friday night so the kids were able to sleep in the next morning. Lucky, however, did get up early to help Uncle Dayton outside in the garden. It had been expanded to include various new types of produce, including life fruit, pomegranates, flame fruit, and the different types of grapes that I had harvested while in Champs les Sims.



Since it was the weekend, Aspen asked if she and Lucky could spend the day together. Nicola and I agreed and they went out to enjoy a dinner and a movie together.



While Lucky and Aspen were out of the house, I took some time to speak to Uncle Dayton. Things were going very smoothly and I wanted to talk to him about doing something for himself. I told him that he had a life that he needed to live and that it would be alright to actually do something that he wanted for a change. Uncle Dayton thought about it, not really sure what he wanted to do. He had already maxed a number of skills so he could do just about anything that he wanted. But, he ultimately settled on becoming a part of the military.


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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 24: Super Uncle (Feb 26)
« Reply #69 on: February 26, 2015, 03:44:37 PM »
You really were fortunate with your IF traits. Mine usually have evil, inappropriate, mean spirited, and flirty somewhere in the mix.

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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 24: Super Uncle (Feb 26)
« Reply #70 on: February 27, 2015, 09:40:25 AM »
I'm really glad Dayton gets to have a life besides helping out so much. Clever idea to harvest grapes and get pomegranates early on.
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 24: Super Uncle (Feb 26)
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2015, 11:40:16 AM »
You really were fortunate with your IF traits. Mine usually have evil, inappropriate, mean spirited, and flirty somewhere in the mix.

I have definitely gotten my fair share of those. I have a random town jump that I'm doing for fun and the imaginary friend in that one has some dismal traits...

I'm really glad Dayton gets to have a life besides helping out so much. Clever idea to harvest grapes and get pomegranates early on.

You learn a lot from playing so many dynasties  ;D



Chapter 25- Double Birthday

The next weekend it was time for both Aspen and Lucky to age up into young adults.







Aspen seemed a little unsure about aging up into a young adult at first.



But she took it with style and grace, as expected.



Lucky followed suit with his own birthday.











Here is young adult Aspen. Her final trait was Born Saleswoman.



Aspen's lifetime wish was Bottomless Nectar Cellar.



Here is Lucky. His final trait was Handy.



Lucky's lifetime wish was to Become a Creature Robot Cross-Breeder.



Now that she is the active heir, Aspen will be taking over.

It's been fun,

Kenai Sakura



Hello, it's Aspen Sakura. Nice to speak with you. I am now the active heir in the dynasty that will save my family. It was quite an honor to be named the heir, but it was quite frightening at the same time. However, I was going to do my best to help my family in its mission.

Shortly after my birthday, I maxed my nectar making skill. That was such a relief since I had been working on that skill since I had aged up into a teenager.



Now that I had maxed the nectar making skill, most of my time was going to be spent creating the finest nectar in all of Bridgeport. While I was waiting for the nectar, my Dad gave me the guitar that he had been given by his father, Grandfather London.



I was only able to play the guitar for a few minutes when my darling Lucky asked if he could speak to me for a moment. What I didn't expect is what Lucky wanted to talk to me about.



Lucky asked me to marry him!



Of course, I said yes!



While Lucky and I were celebrating our engagement with a dinner at the local bistro, Dad was having a celebration of his own. It was his Elder birthday.









Here is my Dad is an elder.



Mom and I agree that he is still quite handsome  :)




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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 25: Double Birthday (Feb 28)
« Reply #72 on: February 28, 2015, 01:32:58 PM »
Happy birthday wishes to everyone. Kenai has aged well. Ah, poor Aspen aging up in a bra  :P
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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 25: Double Birthday (Feb 28)
« Reply #73 on: February 28, 2015, 02:29:53 PM »
Aspen's eyes are so cool!!!!

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Re: The Sakura 4x4- Chapter 25: Double Birthday (Feb 28)
« Reply #74 on: March 02, 2015, 11:57:39 AM »
Happy birthday wishes to everyone. Kenai has aged well. Ah, poor Aspen aging up in a bra  :P

Yes, that was quite unfortunate  :o

Aspen's eyes are so cool!!!!

She got those from Deidre and they turned out to be so gorgeous. The next gen. gets them too and the doe eyes are just stunning.



Chapter 26- Getting Older

Dad decided that he wanted to retire now that he was an elder. The next morning, he called into the school and retired from his job in the education field.





After Dad retired, we had a celebration for Mom. It was her turn to age up into an Elder. She didn't seem too pleased, though...







I think that she made quite a lovely elder, even if she wasn't too happy with her new wrinkles and back pain.





Like Dad, Mom decided that she wanted to enjoy her elderhood doing what she wanted and promptly retired.





Now that Mom and Dad were elders, Lucky and I decided to set our wedding for that weekend. We wanted to make sure that they would be able to attend our wedding day and not miss out as a requirement of the dynasty.



We got married outside under the wedding arch that my parents and their parents had gotten married under as well.







Mom, Dad and Uncle Dayton headed inside to enjoy some wedding cake while Lucky and I made use of the hot tub.



We made us of it in more ways than one  ;)



Shortly after our wedding, Lucky and I continued working on our skills and careers until we were interrupted to have our own birthdays.















Now that we were adults, the pressure was on more than ever to complete my requirements. Lucky and I both wanted Mom and Dad to meet their grandchild before they sacrificed themselves to the dynasty. Hopefully we could give them that opportunity.