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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E12: Masquerade
« Reply #150 on: July 02, 2016, 10:15:43 AM »
Poor Deli... life certainly hasn't been easy for her.
I'm curious to know who the mystery man is and how he helped save her. Yuri is slimy and perhaps he should be the one to jump in front of the next train.
Anyways, what a very sad and moving chapter. I really hope Deli can find the light at the end of the tunnel.


Nice plot. Poor Delilah, things getting worse for her. Can't stop wondering what will happen to her. Looking forward for next update.

I guess this season, I'm the one destroying her:o

For any Revenge fans out there, does Yuri not remind you of Gideon?




I never liked Gideon so I took complete advantage of Yuri's similar qualities. Poor guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whoops!  ::)

Ooooh! I think I know who it is, but I'm not sure. I really love reading this story. It's so compelling!

I'm hoping Deli's saviour is Nathan.  Fingers crossed.  I can't wait for the next episode.

Thanks guys! I should have the next episode up either today or tomorrow. And then it is Sadie's mission!

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E12: Masquerade
« Reply #151 on: July 03, 2016, 04:15:26 AM »
I'm also thinking Nathan. He might be a bit rough around the edges, but I kinda like him. I think he could be a great friend, and maybe more, to Deli once she's grown up enough.
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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E12: Masquerade
« Reply #152 on: July 03, 2016, 10:00:45 AM »
Because of some things that may bend the rules of this forum a little too far, I will add a link for the extensions of the next few episodes. I know it is a little inconvenient, but I hope you all click on over... It's the final four episodes! :O

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E13: Home
« Reply #153 on: July 03, 2016, 12:06:23 PM »
Divine Deception
"Home"


"Lie still." That was what he said to me. His icy breath tickled the insides of my ear as he grabbed my hair and pushed me down. I thought I was helping him. That he could have been somebody I could call a friend. But I have learned that there are no friends here. Just people who hate and monsters that look to prey on the weak. Yuri walked a fine line between the two. He wasn't a friend. Instead he turned out to be a fiend. One whose voice I can't get out of my head. Yuri Ivanov. Just the thought of his name brings me back to consciousness.

When my eyes open, I stare at the wall straight ahead of me. The wood panels are yellow, aging and for some reason familiar. I've seen them before. There's a split second when I think that I am back in the bar. That Yuri has gotten me, yet I know that it can't be right. Somebody saved me. I vaguely remember seeing his face and falling into his arms. I'm on my stomach and I push myself up to get a better look at my surroundings. The smell of hay lingers in the air and there's a draft. I knew I've been here before, and when I turn to see the young man sitting next to the bed, it all comes back together.

"Nathan?" I say.

He's sitting on the floor, his back up against the side of the bed. He clears his throat and gets to his feet as if my voice is his cue to move. "Don't worry, nothing happened." I can't decide if he means between me and Yuri or him and I. I look down at what I'm wearing. I'm still in the same blouse and jeans I wore when Nathan dropped me off at the bus station. "I'll get you something to eat," he adds and then heads down the stairs.

I hesitate for a moment. Do I stay? Should I leave? I see my knapsack is next to the stairs. Nathan must have brought it home with us. My first instinct is to grab it and scatter, although something inside me tells me it's the wrong things to do. Nathan deserves more than that, especially since if it wasn't for him, I have no clue where I'd be. I get to my feet and pull off my wet boots, kicking them next to the bed. I walk over to my knapsack and, with haste, get changed into my other set of clothes. Right after I run a brish through my hair and tie it into a ponytail, Nathan's coming up the stairs.

He doesn't say anything when he makes it to the top. He's got a wooden tray in his hands that holds a small bowl of soup, a glass of water and a plate of noodles. To me it seems like a strange meal for morning until I realize that it isn't morning at all. I've slept for more than fifteen hours. When I check the time, it's almost five at night. Nathan places the tray on top of the dresser and takes a seat on the side of the bed. He's not looking at me. If anything, he's positioned quite the opposite. His back is facing me, his back hunched and his shoulders rolled.

"So..." he breathes. "You're an Alto."

I don't confirm or deny this. I'm sure by now he's figured it out. I saw what they're broadcasting over the news. And hearing what Yuri said, there's no denying the fact that I am the missing Delilah Alto of Sunset Valley.

Nathan chuckles, but I know there is nothing funny about it. "I knew something was off about you, but I never expected anything like this. Do you know how bad it is that you came here? Riverview of all places an Alto shouldn't be."

I don't say anything.

"Everybody who lives here has been affected by the Alto's one way or another. Whether it's been through a marketing scam or Nick Alto's crimes..." He glances over his shoulder at me. "You've walked straight into the lion's den. Do you know how bad this could be?" He pauses. "Delilah?"

I break my eye contact as my throat tightens with worry. It seems the farther I want to go to get away from my past, it's always there stalking me. I can't truly get away from who I am no matter how hard I try and I hate it. I chew the inside of my cheek as Nathan gets up from the bed. Maybe he's impatient because I don't know what to say or that my ignorance has led me to this very place. I don't know. I don't know anything anymore and I hate myself for it. Everything has been leaving my grasp since that night with Vita at the Bistro and no matter how hard I try, I can't keep a firm grip anymore.

My head falls into my hands as I drop onto the bed, finally my voice able to form a sentence. "I know. I just don't know what to do anymore," I sob. "I have lost everything and I don't know what to do."

For the first time, in a very long time, what I say is the truth. There's nothing superficial and I'm not hiding behind the mask I tied the moment I left Sunset Valley. No, that was stripped off of me the moment Yuri took me to the ground. And now I sit in the apartment of the people who have been hurt by no other than my very own family. I am a rabbit herded into a room packed with wild dogs. And Nathan. He must be so happy to finally make his case. He's been skeptical of me since the very moment I stepped foot on this property. Now what? Will I be the next meal as he flaunts his newfound information around the house because he was right? That I wasn't all that I seemed?

"You're going to be fine." I wince momentarily as I feel Nathan sit right next close to me. We're sitting so close that the sides of our legs touch and he puts his arm around me. My first instinct is to push him away. But the strength in his arms and the way he pulls me in closer to him stops me. I haven't felt this close to anybody since Vita left, physically or emotionally. I can smell the scent of his aftershave and, with hesitation, I lower my head onto his shoulder.

We sit like this for a long time. The tears have long since stopped, but Nathan is still there. He's quiet but there. Using my eyes only, I catch a glimpse of his reflection in the picture frame in front of us. He looks uncertain of our situation. Maybe, or probably, of me too. To be completely honest, from here going forward I don't have the slightest idea of what I'm supposed to do next. I had been so focused on getting to Bridgeport that I lost sight of what was going on around me. The people I've encountered and how they've all been affected by something my family has done.

"I'm sorry," Nathan speaks through the silence only broken by the whistle of the wind.

I look up at him. "What for?" For all that he's done... From saving me from Yuri to being right here when I need somebody most... What possibly could he be sorry for? He's the only person I've been able to relax around for a long time.

"Everything. I shouldn't have left you yesterday at the bus station, and for how much I've put you through since you got here." He pauses. "I'm not a nice person--"

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E13: Home
« Reply #154 on: July 03, 2016, 04:52:44 PM »
I'm curious why Nathan thinks he's not a nice person.  Nathan sounds like he IS a nice person.  He saved Deli so he obviously cares about her welfare.  More story, please, experience!
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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E13: Home
« Reply #155 on: July 03, 2016, 07:36:20 PM »
Well... that escalated quickly!
For Deli's sake I really hope Nathan keeps up being a good guy, but I'll admit that I'm skeptical.

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E13: Home
« Reply #156 on: July 03, 2016, 10:31:31 PM »
Nice plot plus the extension one. Kudos to Nathan for saving Delilah's life. Hoping he remains as a good guy and support Deli in her bad times and they leave Riverview for good asap. Looking forward for next update.
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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E13: Home
« Reply #157 on: July 03, 2016, 10:40:40 PM »
Officially on the Delathan ship! And not just cuz they, well, yeah. He's cute and I think just what she needs. Someone who doesn't really care who her family is or what she could do for him. At least, I hope that's the story. Like Livvie, I have to admit that I'm a tad skeptical that all this happened AFTER she's outed as an Alto. But, the romantic in me hopes we're all wrong!

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E13: Home
« Reply #158 on: July 04, 2016, 11:04:43 AM »
I'm curious why Nathan thinks he's not a nice person.  Nathan sounds like he IS a nice person.  He saved Deli so he obviously cares about her welfare.  More story, please, experience!

Okay, I will delve more into Nathan's head in not the next episode (next ep is Sadie!), but for sure the next one after.  ;D

Nice plot plus the extension one. Kudos to Nathan for saving Delilah's life. Hoping he remains as a good guy and support Deli in her bad times and they leave Riverview for good asap. Looking forward for next update.

It's funny, when I first started playing Riverview it was such a nice, quiet town... Now look at it! LOL hahaha! Throwing molotov cocktails through windows... Oi!

Well... that escalated quickly!
For Deli's sake I really hope Nathan keeps up being a good guy, but I'll admit that I'm skeptical.

I will admit that their relationship went from 0-60 in a snap of the fingers. If this was one of my actual novels, there would need to be way more character development. However, I didn't realize how little time I had until the end of the season. I could use the excuse that it's a sim story and that sims meet, kiss, marry and get pregnant the first day they meet, but that's seems like a weasel-like way out. Instead, when I was writing my main thought was this:

Deli has been in an emotional battle with life since the moment we met her. From being told that her family isn't what she believes it is from some chick named Alicia, to Vita dying and then being attacked by somebody she believed she was helping. Then add in the other things like her mother not being Vita but Sadie, her boyfriend breaking up with her in front of the whole school and being left with nobody to go to... If nothing good came her way, the next step would have been Deli sitting back and laughing hysterically. All that has happened to her in such a small period of time is quite fascinating. Then comes Nathan, who hasn't liked her since the beginning, who lowers his own walls. She has finally found one person to open up to and that person doesn't care who she was before but who she is now. And she throws herself at him because nobody has treated her well for a long time.

That's just what was going on in my mind while I was writing it. That doesn't mean it's right or wrong. Yes, I am the author, but I'm just writing the story. It's how the readers interpret it that makes it what it is. Why do you guys think she did what she did?

Officially on the Delathan ship! And not just cuz they, well, yeah. He's cute and I think just what she needs. Someone who doesn't really care who her family is or what she could do for him. At least, I hope that's the story. Like Livvie, I have to admit that I'm a tad skeptical that all this happened AFTER she's outed as an Alto. But, the romantic in me hopes we're all wrong!

I love this! Delathan! Originally this wasn't supposed to happen. I had a slightly different direction, especially with what happens at the end of the season. But when I started playing around with the pose player back when I was "filming" this season, I just tried the pose of the two of them on the bed, arm-in-arm, and fell in love with the two of them together.

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E14: Twelve Lonely Steps
« Reply #159 on: July 11, 2016, 12:20:06 PM »
Divine Deception
"Twelve Lonely Steps"


It's become clearly evident over the years that bad things happen to good people. The innocent will get hurt and possibly die for what some classify as a good cause. This is what to expect when dealing with the stakes of life and death. Collateral damage. I was taught this during my first years of becoming a Destroyer and I have learned that if I stand by it, one by one the guilty will fall. This is the work of trust. Whether you trust in your peers or you trust your enemies will take a wrong step, trust is what fate takes advantage of in inescapable times, and right now, I only trust two people. One being myself and the other is Peters, for if I don't, my daughter's destiny will become a hidden agenda.

Seth Sullivan is a money-hungry criminal who preys on the needy. He gains sponsors from all around the world to help aid him in doing good for the communities he takes foot in. He's been broadcast all over as the next one to bring good back into the world. Unfortunately, he isn't as good on the inside. Pocketing what the people around him give him, he finds cheaper ways of keeping his promises. He built a school that collapsed and a brought in food for the homeless that had long since spoiled. The one pool he built was filled with water from a waste dump, shocked to death with chemicals that still couldn't make the water clear. His comment regarding the water's fogginess was that it was natural and would go away. Many visitors had gotten sick because of it. None of that was broadcasted, though, and never did Seth come back. His cruel ways have hurt many families and Paragon has decided that he needs to be stopped.

I pull myself out of the pool and make for the women's change room. Inside I gather the duffle bag from inside one of the lockers. Somebody else from inside Paragon put it here the day the pool opened and locked it up for this very moment. I walk over to the nearest counter and lay the bag on the surface. Checking over its contents, I register the three vials filled with green-brown liquid. Just the sight of it makes me gag and even though the top is screwed on, I catch a whiff of it. A mixture of sewage and some type of spicy food that I can't put my finger on. This is what they want me to pour into each of the pools inside the complex. It will eat away at any skin that it makes contact with and the longer they're connected, the harsher the experience. Staying in thirty seconds or thirty minutes is the difference between life or death.

This isn't the pool that Seth had filled with toxic water, but I've been ordered to make it so. He is, however, the person who put it together a few days ago. And I'm going to be the person to destroy every piece of Seth Sullivan's reputation. Peters has already mentioned that he's ready to send the complaint to all of the nearest television networks. He's just outside in the truck waiting for my return. Then it will be a repeat of what happened the night before I gave birth to Delilah. When Vita's confession was broadcasted all across town. Peters also told me that Paragon has a copy of the contract, signed by Seth himself, from where he got the contaminated water from. Once I bring the place down, all they have to do is send it in as proof that the accident I'm about to carry on with isn't the first offense from Mr. Seth Sullivan.

As I pull out vial after vial and place them inside the small pockets inside my bathing suit, I catch my reflection in the mirror. I can't help but think about fifteen years ago. Being inside Alto Manor with Nick at my side. I was pregnant with Delilah and the wedding was just a few weeks away. My mind becomes a projector, casting the weeks that came afterward. My happiness. Nick and I at the winter festival and how everything changed. I really was happy...

Until the very day my assignment came to an end. When I trusted the wrong people and followed through with the action I hated from the moment I heard about it. When I killed the man I loved. After he'd been taken care of, I was escorted to the police station and thrown in to jail to rot because Paragon wasn't there when I needed them most, right after they said they would be.

And then the realization hits me. It's been fifteen years since that dreadful day and here I am, standing face-to-face with the girl I once was, doing the very thing I promised myself I wouldn't ever do again. Have I learned anything since then? I am about to trust in the very people who dropped me back years ago. What's to stop them from dropping me again? And once this mission is over, who's to say they won't go after Delilah anyway?

Glancing outside, I see the men and woman in the gym upstairs...

The children in the pool and cardio centre... I'm not being asked to destroy a man. I'm about to destroy them all.

I quickly put the vials back into the duffle bag and sling the whole thing over my shoulder. I'm not about to be the scapegoat again. My focus has been gone for a long time, years to be precise. The moment I was contacted by Peters, the day I stepped foot in Sunset, everything changed. Now, though, finally I can see clearly again. Paragon won't stop. They never did before. They aren't about to now, and if they want to go after Delilah, I need to stop them on my terms. Damaging dozens of innocent families won't do it. It will only entice the higher-ups to keep a hold on me, continue dangling the carrot in front of my face until it can do no more. I'm don't want to be a part of this game anymore, and if there is one thing Vita Alto taught me, it's that if a player wishes to leave the game, they simply stop playing.

I change and make it to the front doors of the building. I can see Peters. He's in the SUV, waiting patiently for my return. My heart is pounding. I think I can taste it at the back of my throat and the blood pumping in my ears makes it difficult to hear. I open the door and make it down the twelve snow-covered steps to the passenger side door.

"Good, Sadie, it's done?" he asks me as I climb into my seat.

"Just drive," I say, putting on my seat belt. He's asking me continuously if the mission's been completely, but I cut him off. "Just go. I don't want to be here when everything falls apart."

From the grin on Peters' face, I know he thinks I am talking about the water damaging everybody inside. That I can't bare hear the screams and terror as the outbreak begins. How wrong he is, but I let him believe what he wants to. He storms off at miraculous speeds, not bothering to worry about how slippery the wet roads are.

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E14: Twelve Lonely Steps
« Reply #160 on: July 11, 2016, 10:31:10 PM »
Awesome update plus the extended one. Good thinking Sadie. You did great.  Making other people suffer just for one man is not a good thing. Now to catch the person before he reaches Sadie. Looking forward for next update.

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E14: Twelve Lonely Steps
« Reply #161 on: July 12, 2016, 08:54:35 PM »
I am happy you enjoyed it! Sadie is starting to come into her own again.

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E14: Twelve Lonely Steps
« Reply #162 on: July 16, 2016, 02:10:49 AM »
One benefit of being away for 3 weeks with no internet connection (or electricity, for that matter) and going  out to the farm soon afterwards, is that when you come back, there are so many great updates. :)

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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E14: Twelve Lonely Steps
« Reply #163 on: July 16, 2016, 09:18:34 AM »
Go Sadie! I really do hope that Peters leads her to Deli, and she can finish him off before he has a chance to do any damage!
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Re: Divine Deception -- S2E14: Twelve Lonely Steps
« Reply #164 on: July 16, 2016, 05:35:16 PM »
You get him Sadie!
I'm with Magpie. She needs to finish him off.

I'm still rooting for a happy ending for Sadie and Deli!