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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #500 on: August 20, 2011, 03:43:20 PM »
Not really an update.

Here are a couple pictures that don't add anything to the story but I just couldn't delete them, so of course I have to share them. Enjoy.

This is the result of a glitched Patrick resetting himself to the edge of Twinbrook (up by where the Curious family lives at the start). I can't remember what I wanted him to do but the game decided to refuse and sent him up there to watch the sunset, and I got this amazing picture! (I just had to blur the edges for effect.)



When Ernesto came out for his haunting he had some fun on the trampoline, as you all saw. What I didn't include is the activity he chose after he got off the trampoline. My ghosts tend to fill their fun bar and then head off for a nap. Very rarely to they haunt things anymore. Ernesto decided tonight was the night to bring back this old favorite activity, and in the dining room he found Patrick's leftover fruit parfait just to his liking.



Ever wonder what IFs eat when they get hungry? Rainbow cookies!



Up Next: China, as promised.
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #501 on: August 20, 2011, 04:42:22 PM »
That is an amazing picture! Lol, haunted Fruit Parfait! Wuow, I'll have to keep a look out for Rainbow Cookies!  :D
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #502 on: August 21, 2011, 01:37:38 AM »
Thanks for reading and commenting Rachel, Thomas, and Simstar!

China Trip #4 (as promised): End of Week 32

Travelers: Everyone! Why not? Everybody has stuff that they can do or games they can play.

Length of Stay: 11 days

Flight Leaves: Right now!

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Fyve:

China is even more awesome this time around with the whole family there (minus Uncle Franklin) including my husband and son! After we get settled into our vacation home, Mom heads over to the Academy for her own brand of making friends. Most of her old friends have past away but she always manages to make a few more. Black belt versus beginner white belt, that's nice Mom, way to pick on the noob!



Grandpa Wunn has been holding on to an opportunity to bring 4 Red Assassin bugs in to work since Uncle Franklin found 3 for him during the last China trip. He spends the first half of the trip running all over China picking up every Red Assassin bug he could find! Apparently they fetch a pretty penny back home at the Science Facility.



A good friend of mine from our previous trip invites me over for tea and I drag Sciks along when she tells me that she has a daughter. There's no way I'm letting my little boy hang out at the vacation home for 11 days! Sciks has a lot of fun making friends with the young Wang girl [sorry, can't remember her name right now] although he will never admit it, she is a girl after all!



Patrick decides 11 days is plenty to finally master his bass instrument and he sets up a spot in the backyard so that we can all enjoy his music as we hang out playing games, sculpting, painting, or smashing space rocks. Our backyard here in China is super multifunctional!



Mom spends a few nights at the Academy catching up on old friends and making a few new ones, even between sparring matches, and at night.



Patrick has been quiet and attentive since his elder birthday and this trip continues with more of the same. I'm loving this new side to Patrick! We get to sleep in the master bedroom on the first floor while everyone else sleeps in the dorm rooms upstairs. All that means we have lots of privacy any time we want it! Hmmm, I could spend all our mornings for the rest of Patrick's days waking up like this.



When she finally leaves the Academy, Mom joins the market vendors in their frequent swims in the market pools.



Sometimes, she prefers to not join them!



I hang out with the kids in the backyard a lot, playing with all our new games. Sciks and his new best friend enjoy them as much as we adults do.



The one new game/toy device us adults don't find any interest in the kids love the most [if I didn't cue up a task for him, Sciks made a beeline for the sandbox]. They have a blast throwing sand and building different shapes.



During the second half of the vacation, Patrick and I buy Sciks an inventing bench and get it all set up for him, hammer included. Then, we step back and let him bang away at the pieces of scrap the Grandpas have dung up with their miners.



We have a few moments of sudden loud noises, exclamations of pain and frustration, but also moments of delight when Sciks manages to create something interesting! This is one of those moments of sudden loud noises that make my heart stand still.



After his pants are safely put out, this moment is funny! The desperation and shock on his face is priceless! And we now know for sure that kids can use the shower-in-a-can things Mom buys for her all-nighters at the Academy.



Sciks also rolls the wish to become best friends with his Dad so after a few hours of conversation, they pummel each other with pillows. As long as they're bonding and both having fun, this Mom is staying out of it!



This is a snapshot of how we mostly spend our days in China: Grandpa Wunn is off fishing for Koi and catching red bugs, Grandpa Tu is sculpting [almost a complete waste of time as all his sculptures disappeared from the family inventory when they got home!], Grandma Therie is talking to Patrick at the moment but spends most of her time running to the relic shop to find our missing collection pieces and painting, Mom is breaking space rocks, Patrick is usually found playing his bass, I am finding new stars and meteors, while Sciks is hammering out his latest invention. Oh, and that's our tiberium garden at the front there, it did very well with only one dud.



When he finally catches enough Koi fish and gets bored of running after bugs, Grandpa Wunn digs up some more holes, and at the market no less!



After more than 4 lifetimes, Grandpa Tu finally sculpts a sculpting gnome! [I was starting to think I would never get one off the sculpting block!] This one is made from clay and looks like a shadow.



After 11 days in China and a long flight home, we all make it home in one piece.



Next Week: Patrick tells his story. And more birthdays.
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #503 on: August 21, 2011, 02:21:35 AM »
He apparently really enjoys band practice. ;)
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #504 on: August 21, 2011, 02:52:58 AM »
I love how you tell these stories! So Patrick tells his story, huh? I wonder how much of it he will tell...  :)
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #505 on: August 21, 2011, 12:23:01 PM »
What was Fhore doing, making friends at the academy?!? Friends do not makes hearts come out of tents...

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« Reply #506 on: August 21, 2011, 12:35:03 PM »
I love how you tell these stories! So Patrick tells his story, huh? I wonder how much of it he will tell...  :)

Totally agree with you Thomas, Lily you're doing an awesome job writing this story please don't ever stop.

Also I got to ask where you got the pattern(s) on Sciks's shirt, it's superb. And thanks for checking about the glow, too bad.
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #507 on: August 21, 2011, 12:47:19 PM »
I remember Artie only glowed when he was around good, friendly, evil or insane sims so the ghost may not glow without that help.  He probably glowed because the Grim Reaper is usually Evil or Insane.

Awesome updates!  I can't wait to hear Patrick's story.  Also.  I've missed the Sunbursts.  Glad you're feeling better.


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« Reply #508 on: August 21, 2011, 12:54:32 PM »
Chronic: That pattern is from our very own swap shop.  One of the Whirls by Gheez - In the For the Fellas thread here

Oh Gosh I didn't even know about that thread those patterns are totally awesome. Thanks for the help Rica.
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #509 on: August 21, 2011, 01:05:50 PM »
The line about getting home in one piece made me giggle.

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #510 on: August 21, 2011, 02:29:12 PM »
Thanks everyone for coming back, reading and commenting!

@ Cathy: Shhhh! What happens at band practice stays at band practice. ;)

@ Thomas: Thank you for the compliment! I'm surprised the last update reads so well, I wrote it at 11pm. Guess I'm feeling better than I thought.

@ Tallstar: Fhore loves China and China loves Fhore, what more do you need? I assure you the guy she was "becoming friends" with was single, and willing.

@ Chronic: Thank you for the compliment as well! I'm glad you enjoy my story.

@ Rica: Thanks for hooking Chronic up with the pattern link. I'll have to try waking up one of my Sims with those traits to see if that brings out Ernesto's red glow. Thanks for the tip and the compliment.

@ Rachel: I'm glad you appreciated that last line! I usually don't watch my Sims arrive home from a vacation but since there was nobody at the house to watch while I waited for the others to get back, this time I did. Funny thing is no one got the automatic cue to go home, they all just stood there until I told them to go.
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« Reply #511 on: August 24, 2011, 06:34:52 AM »
I decided that after knowing that this story has been around but way too long to catch up on, I've decided to read the most recent update to see if I liked it. I'm hooked! I'll be reading the story now so I understand the family tree and who's Immortal! Great work!
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« Reply #512 on: September 10, 2011, 08:57:07 PM »
Happy birthday Sciks! Wow, that's a whole lot of gnomes! Haeju is beautiful! I love her hair! Eins is adorable!! Hopefully Patrick quits bugging out on you. Congrats on Patrick for getting the key to the city! Happy birthday again Sciks! He's a handsome kid! Hurray for getting Wunn's eyes! Patrick's still strutting I see. ::) Happy birthday Patrick. Rest in Peace dear Franklin. Welcome Gnome Zwei. That's an awesome pic of glitched Patrick. Beautiful! Oh my Sciks caught his rear on fire lol. Congrats on the first sculpting gnome! They literally were in one piece haha. Hope you feel better soon Lily, and sorry I haven't commented in a few! Awesome updates!

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #513 on: September 13, 2011, 07:41:53 PM »
Thank you for the wonderful comments, Gogo and Esther! Gogo, I'm glad you decided to give my story a try. The family tree is interesting and the Immortals are: Wunn, Tu, Therie, and Fhore, Fyve will join them soon and then Sciks is up.

Once I get everything sorted out from the trip my husband and I just got back from, I might play my Dynasty this week. I'll be excited if the next update is less than a month after the previous one, that would be progress! Although, I do have the pictures for Patrick's story so I could post that, but it will have to wait until Thursday, I'm exhausted from traveling today and I have to work tomorrow followed by an evening get-together with friends.
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« Reply #514 on: September 24, 2011, 02:48:35 PM »
So minor set-back (a screaming, crying, bash the game fit, and a couple weeks to get over it) involving a game crash the morning of a Sim-Saturday (the completion of which would have called for an update) resulting in a unplayable game file - 4 Sims became green boxes - and unplayable backup file - 3 Sims are green boxes. All trouble shooting has resulted in the following verdict: that game file and it's backup are not salvageable so I must return to a previous save. Thank goodness I've gotten into the habit of hitting 'save as' after major life events/completed weeks so my next usable save is post-China but still pre-Scik's teen birthday, luckily it's Tuesday in the same Sim-week even!

I think I got as upset as I did because it seems that every time I go to play my Dynasty, something happens and I get a set-back, almost every time! It's so frustrating! You guys have no idea how many times I've wanted to just delete this entire game and start something else, the only thing that stops me every time: I'm on generation 5-6 and I'm not a quitter. I'm ready to try playing again and now my husband wants the PC for the day. That always happens too. :D

The Sunbursts will continue as soon as I get some computer time to play.
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« Reply #515 on: September 24, 2011, 06:19:26 PM »
Hooray for the Sunbursts coming back!
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« Reply #516 on: September 25, 2011, 06:39:21 AM »
Those Sunbursts need a talking to tell them to behave themselves so we can enjoy the story. Plus how dare your husband want the computer does he not know how important Sims time is.

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #517 on: October 01, 2011, 01:28:36 PM »
Fyve: Week 33

Alright guys, where are we? Oh right, we have just gotten back from a delightful trip to China! And we all make it home in one piece. Now I remember. So this week starts off with a lazy Sunday aft- ... wait Patrick's asking of he can say something before I get into the family activities of the week. I'll be back when he's done.

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Patrick's Story, Part 1

I don't know where to start, um, ... well ... *clears throat* ... so I ... *takes a sip of fruit juice* ... sigh.

OK, so um, let me ask you all this: can a Sim be in love with more than one Sim at the same time? Is it possible? Or do you inherently love one of the Sims less than the other? What if you love them for completely different reasons?

Am I just looking for an excuse?

*Takes a gulp of fruit juice* *clears throat*

Where to start? OK, so my world changed one morning last week, specifically the morning of my elder birthday. I woke up next to the love of my life sound asleep looking all gorgeous and soft, and I realized today I become an old man. Today I'm no longer young and free to live my life making excuses for my behaviour (I've heard this is supposed to happen when you become an adult but it skipped me for some reason). Anyway, I looked at the relaxed face of my dear Fyve and knew that I had to make the hardest decision of my life. Today. No more excuses.

Then I went off to work and spent the next couple days pondering how to make this decision without hurting my dear Fyve any more than possible. I decided the best place to start was to be the attentive, in love, adoring husband I should have been every second of our married life together. When the family decided to go to China and I realized this was the perfect opportunity to try out my new self with no real life distractions, it would give me a chance to gauge Fyve's response.

Well, Operation China went better than expected! Fyve and I had our moments of uninterrupted couple time, we talked and laughed and loved and bonded, all surrounded by the slender of the foreign countryside. It was awesome! I think phase 2, telling Fyve, will go much better that initially expected. This could will work!

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When we get home from China it is late Saturday night so we all head for bed. I'll tell her in the morning.

Sunday morning dawns bright and sunny, Fyve bounces out of bed with her usual youthful energy and makes it down to breakfast with the family before I can drag my creaking bones out from under the comforter and tell her I need to talk to her. I'll tell her after breakfast and a shower.

Fyve spends the afternoon solving the unsolvable problems of Simnation, and posing for portraits and sculptures, while I find myself wandering almost aimlessly around the house. I eventually climb onto the treadmill. I'll tell her after supper.

After supper, Fyve watches TV with her mom and Grandpa Wunn. I join them but can't concentrate on the moving picture in front of my eyes. Dear, would you like to watch the stars with me. Honey, can we go upstairs for a minute. Fyve, we need to talk. Over and over, these phrases keep repeating themselves in my head, it's making me dizzy. *Sigh* I get up from the couch and find myself wandering the downtown of Twinbrook after dark.

I turn the corner at the Bistro and a familiar voice filters out from the crowd making me pause and look up. My eyes are drawn to those arms waving about helping to describe a point, arms that give the softest and strongest hugs. I find myself suddenly lost in a memory from what seems like another lifetime. Fyve has just given me her blessing to pursue my love of music and encouraged me to start my own band, she mentions a couple names of family friends that might be interested. Keyboard in my pocket I headed out to the park to see if I could flush a few music lovers out of the crowd in central park. By the end of the night, my band was created and rehearsals set up for the week to come. Those arms had helped set up equipment before the other 2 band-mates showed up for practice, helped clean up after, tried out the drums, bass, and guitar before settling on one instrument, hugged me during my early days as a Stylist when I got more bad reviews than good ones, arms that made me shiver.

Calls of good night and see you tomorrow, bring me back to the present and I find myself looking at a beautifully sculpted animated face, a face that can't hide emotions. Pure delight while playing the instrument of choice, inner turmoil at our family parties my band-mates where always invited to, mischief when I showed up at the home of my client for another makeover, joy at another round of pillow fighting or dancing to our favorite music, sadness when I had to leave to make it home before Fyve realized band practice should have been over hours ago.

My name spoken out into the clear night snaps me out of my memories again and I look up just to get lost in golden eyes, so full of youth and life. Eyes that draw me forward and tell me exactly what's going through that head: excitement, confusion, pain, joy, guilt, and indecision, finally settling on resolve. For a split second, standing face to face, I'm confused by the resolve I see shining back at me. My heart, beating faster than it's ever done, knowing what I need to say but I can't find the phrase amongst the jumble that is my thoughts. Which is fine anyway since my tongue seems to be stuck to the back of my throat. I do the only thing my body seems to be capable of doing, I reach out to the other love of my life, Jeb Nichols.



Now I'm thoroughly confused, this is not how this is supposed to go. I just want a hug, I need a hug. I take a step back and again notice the resolve in Jeb's eyes. The light bulb turns on and I swallow hard. I should go first otherwise I think I might be on the receiving end of this conversation. I look Jeb in the eye and a flood of words pours out of my mouth.

"Jeb, I love you with the whole of my being and every moment spent with you has been the best moment of my life but I also love Fyve and we have a life together, and a son. I've been doing a lot of thinking since my birthday and I need to spend my remaining days doting on my family, loving them more than I love myself. China gave me a chance to do that and I realized that's what I want. I want to spend the rest of my days loving my wife. I sorry"



The pause that ensues after my outburst surrounds us, blocking out the rest of the world. What happens now? The air is thick with anticipation.

Jeb explodes, talking faster than I did, I think. I catch something about promises made, dreams shared, love made, and a future discussed. Did we really talk about all that?



A second pause fills the air. Then it's Jeb's turn to break my heart. "I missed you so much while you were away in China, Patrick. I'd come down to the Salon and just sit in one of the chairs all day watching the customers come and go, imagining you creating their transformations. During the lull times the Stylist would sit next to me and talk. One day I responded. We're ... well, Patrick, we started hanging out and yesterday I said yes to going steady. I think it could be love. I'm sorry. I guess I got tired of waiting."



Next thing I know, I'm waking up next to my wife Monday morning, heart shattered in a million tiny pieces wondering if I have the energy to start putting it back together, or if I even want to. Thank goodness I have the day off.
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« Reply #518 on: October 01, 2011, 02:17:13 PM »
Truly amazing update, lilygirl!  :o

I know I was one of the first ones to be mad at Patrick but right now I'm not sure if I'm still mad or if I feel sorry for him.   I'm glad he finally got to tell his story though.
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« Reply #519 on: October 01, 2011, 02:38:51 PM »
I'm still pretty mad at him, he shouldn't have cheated on Fyve.
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« Reply #520 on: October 01, 2011, 02:40:26 PM »
Truly amazing update, lilygirl!  :o

I know I was one of the first ones to be mad at Patrick but right now I'm not sure if I'm still mad or if I feel sorry for him.   I'm glad he finally got to tell his story though.

Thanks Rica! And Simstar. It's just part 1, there is more to come.

I just needed a break from all that emotion.
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« Reply #521 on: October 01, 2011, 04:26:56 PM »
Patrick's Story, Part 2

The turmoil I'm reading in response to my confession matches the turmoil in my heart. How could I do this to my dear Fyve? And her family, who have been nothing but amazing to me from the day I was born, almost (I've heard the story told). And young Sciks, what does this mean for the delightful and brilliant son Fyve and I created?

Maybe if I start from the very beginning I will understand how and where this all began.

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I first met Fyve when she rode up to our house on her bike, huffing and puffing from the long ride up the hill. Her bright pink T-shirt would have been hard for anyone to miss (remember how it matched my tie?) but her enthusiasm for life and friendships drew me in. Before I knew it our teen years were upon us and I was swept up in her huge family, going on dates, having my first kiss, the teenage hormones running through every pore of my body. When her family invited me over the day after my YA birthday and asked if I would like to move in, what was I supposed to say? Sorry, I love your daughter very much and can't imagine my life without her but no thanks? I wasn't the commitment type but somehow I felt I didn't really have a choice, so I said yes.

After the wedding and everything settled down, I became restless, there had to be more to being a part of this weird, huge family? I tried my hand at the new instruments my new mother-in-law bought for the new stage at the Gym and fell in love with music but the family didn't take to kindly to my desire to play music all day and the gently suggested I get a real job. So I signed up to be a Stylist as a joke to their "real Job" suggestion. One of my band mates, Jeb Nichols, thought it would be funny, I guess, to constantly call the Salon and request a makeover from me. I have to admit, he really needed the first one but I still can't believe he actually agreed to the no-shirt athletic wear fashion trend lie I told him.

As you can see looking back, he convinced me to play hookey from work for the rest of the day and we hung out. First, we hit the treadmills at the gym (a thank you goes to Fyve for pushing me to get into shape as a teen) where I found myself patting myself on the back for the brilliant no-shirt athletic wear fashion trend idea! Second, he invited me over to his place for a home cooked supper and I agreed, not that there was anything wrong with Grandma Therie's cooking but a night away from my huge new family sounded like fun.

Well, after dinner one thing led to another and something inside me came alive for the first time, something I had never even thought to look for before. That night I fell in love with a man named Jeb.





I know what you're all thinking, but what about Fyve, what about the love I have for her, what about her feelings for me, what about loyalty and trust and fidelity, and the little problem called the Immortal Dynasty?

Well, that's why I made my way back home to Fyve that night, sneaking in way past midnight and giving her a kiss good night as I slid under the covers with her.



~

I know that's just not good enough but for the first time in my life I felt alive and truly me, with Jeb I didn't have to conform to a set of rules and expectations, I didn't feel tied in to something I wasn't really a part of, I felt free to just be. Be happy, be me, be in love, be a friend, be a young man, everything I felt I couldn't be within the Sunburst house that lived by "the rules". Did I ever consider leaving? No. Honestly, it never even crossed my mind. I knew the rules when I agreed to move into the Sunburst house, maybe I had been a little too young and naive to truly understand the seriousness of the rules, but I knew the rules. Waking up every morning next to Fyve, my wife, was and is a delight and joy in itself, she was and still is the most beautiful and awesome thing in my life, there was no way I was willingly walking away from that. Time spent loving Fyve was full of future dreams, day-to-day activities, family, a woman's soft touch and unique feminine takes on all things life. I wouldn't have and I still wouldn't trade a single day of my life with Fyve for anything else in the world.

And then there's Jeb. Loving and being loved by Jeb made my life complete. His calls to the Salon for a makeover request continued week after week, and every day I would save his house for last knowing full well I wouldn't be going back to work that day. I had more fun being with Jeb than anything else in my life. Whether our evenings together resulted from a makeover request during the day or a gig/practice with the band in the afternoon, each evening was special and amazing in itself. We would watch TV or try out the latest movie at the Theatre or pummel each other with pillows. There would be no shortage of laughter or love. Some nights we'd even venture over to the Gym for a drink and a dance, maybe a workout on the treadmills.







Jeb added the little things to our relationship, things that Fyve and I never really desired to give one another. Where I would serenade Jeb with my keyboard, he would buy fresh flowers for me.



It was like there are two very different sides to me and they existed in perfect harmony. Until my elder birthday.

~

I wake up Monday morning thinking about the talk with Jeb last night. I am a broken man, broken clean in 2, half of myself ripped savagely from the other half. Thank goodness I don't work on Mondays because I don't think I can face anyone today. Fyve is already at work so I have a few hours to hide out in our room and compose myself enough to face the family. It works just long enough for me to have breakfast and get out of the house. I spend the entire day wandering the outskirts of Twinbrook because there is far less chance of running into anyone if you hang out in the swamps. Monday night I find myself crawling into bed next to an elder Fyve. Now I hate myself for missing her last and most important birthday!

Tuesday dawns bright and sunny just like Monday. Work. Can I call in sick, do you think? Or maybe I should just retire? I did my time holding down a "real" job maybe it's time to move on? But then what do I do with myself all day in this house filled with elder Sunbursts? I drag myself out of bed and get ready for work, hoping against all hope no one will notice my face today.

It's only when I get to work that I remember he works here! I did the only thing a hurting old man can do.

First, I threaten him with my new cane (I'm fairly certain he doesn't have one!):



When it doesn't have the desired heart attack inducing effect, I realize he doesn't know that I know! So, I tell him:



And then I let him have it, right there in the front lobby of the Salon, customers milling about.



I really want to fire him but don't because that would just give him more time to spend with Jeb. So I tell him he could stay on as long as I never hear a word about or see any indication of his relationship with Jeb. He takes it better than expected.





~

The next day, while eating my breakfast, Grandpa Wunn looks up from the morning paper and says: "Patrick, it says here your co-worker, Harlan, died of a heart attack last night while he was out for a walk in the school yard. I guess you'll be looking for a new Stylist this week."



I choke on my Fruit Parfait. My reactionary cough sends chunks of non-chewed fruit flying up the back of my nose. The burning in my nose almost, almost, drowns out the mixture of shock, guilt, and happiness welling up inside me. This is going to be one crazy day.

~

There it is, written out for the whole world to see. I wonder if I can convince Fyve to not read this until after she's had the chance to update you all on the comings and goings of the family this week. It will give me a chance to rehearse, and pack my things. Perhaps, you all will see me again. Or perhaps not. My life has been amazing, I've had the chance and joy of loving two wonderful Sim beings and I am a better man for it.
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« Reply #522 on: October 01, 2011, 04:53:53 PM »
Ahw, that's sad. :(
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« Reply #523 on: October 13, 2011, 01:15:52 PM »
Fyve: Week 33 Part 1

So where was I? Oh yeah, the week started with the usual lazy Sunday with not much of anything to report.

Monday, Sciks came home from ballet class all excited shouting "Mom, you have to watch me! Check this out!" He then proceeds to show me his 3 'way cool' ballet moves.



To show my appreciation for the art of ballet (seriously, couldn't my son have chosen to join the Scouts instead?) I pummel my young son with a pillow and a fight to end all pillow fights ensues. I think I have to give credit for his sense of balance and core strength to those after school ballet classes.



Then suddenly, I'm overcome by this strange sensation that the world is shifting.



And just as suddenly, with a 360 spin for effect, I'm an elder, one step closer to that Immortality and Ambrosia thing that is the story of the first-born Sunbursts in this house. Only my son and Grandpa Wunn are home to help me celebrate. I'm not sure where all the elders are but Patrick called earlier and said he would be home late, there was something important at work he absolutely had to take care of today.



Tuesday, Sciks has his final ballet recital after his ballet class. Mom and I go see the show and cheer on our little leotard-clad young man. Sciks wins the Best in Class trophy and can't wait to get home and put it up on the newly installed shelves in his room, right next to his statue from the class field trip to the Science Center.



While he's upstairs arranging his two trophies, the family and I quickly set-up the cake for his teen birthday party. The kid probably thought he was going to get away without a party if he booked his day full enough! Not my son!





Before he dug into his cake, Sciks starts cheering, as if there's another birthday happening behind us. We grownups ignore him and help ourselves to cake.



Here he is, my baby, almost all grown up. He found my Uncle Franklin's old shirt and fashioned a tie from one of the sleeves.



Sciks joins the after school Shop Class the next day and comes home from it unable to contain his excitement over our broken shower upstairs. After fixing it, he decides to give his old inventing table another go. He has this thing for making Smashers.



As if his evening isn't busy enough, he invites his best friend, Nikolas Nowak (Uncle Franklin's youngest), for a sleep-over. On a school night! I must really be going soft in my old age.



Just in case you are all wondering what us elders are doing to wile away our Immortal (some not-so-Immortal) days - it's called Drive the Paparazzi Crazy From the Ringing in Their Ears. It's Grandpa Wunn's new master plan for increasing the paparazzi turn-over in Twinbrook. Check back for updates as we learn if it's working or not.



OK, to keep this update from turning into a seemingly endless boasting about my son, I'll cut it off here. Part 2 to follow after I read what Patrick posted.
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« Reply #524 on: October 18, 2011, 01:00:36 PM »
Sciks :Week 33 Part 2

So Mom hands me the laptop after school today and says it's my turn to update the readers this time, she needs some time off. I say yes because, if you ask me, my Mom looks like she got caught on the wrong end of the miner!

Anyway, I see Mom has updated you up to my teen birthday on Tuesday, and then a few things on Wednesday. Today is Thursday. Hmmm, what to write about?

School is the same old, same old, just like when I was a kid. After school, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, I have Shop Class! It is super fun and totally awesome! We get to mess around with stuff and I come home knowing how to fix the broken shower upstairs. I've even clear off my old inventing table to see if I can make anything other than Smashers, but so far no such luck, just more Smashers.

Tonight, I throw a slumber party and invite all the teens in town. It's quite a large bunch! Check it out, all of us sleeping on the floor downstairs! I count 8 plus me.



So at my slumber party I met this girl, well I met a few but two of them were dating one another. The next night, Friday, I invite everyone back for another slumber party as an excuse to see her again (I know Mom would never let me invite just a girl over so I invite everyone!). We sneak upstairs into Grandma Fhore's room for a good-natured pillow fight. That girl doesn't hold back one iota, let me tell you!



I think the pillow to my head makes me a little dizzy because the next thing I know, I'm pulling out flowers from who knows where and give them to her! Purple, to match her eyes, you see.



With my head still spinning and my ears buzzing, I lean in for my very first real kiss ...



I can't remember where I slept that night, or who even came to my sleepover, all I know is I kissed the cutest girl in Twinbrook ... AND SHE KISSED ME BACK!!

Saturday dawns bright and clear, I hear birds singing before I open my eyes. The sleeping bag kind of throws me off for a minute until I see her. THE KISS! It all comes rushing back. I roll up my sleeping bag and take it back up to my room before jumping in the shower and joining the family downstairs for breakfast. All the teens from my sleepover have left, except for her! My Fruit Parfait breakfast is better than ever, even though is Grandma Therie's usual perfect Fruit Parfait.

After breakfast, I ask the cutest girl in Twinbrook with the purple eyes if she wants to hang out for a while. She agrees and we walk downtown (that reminds me, I really need ask Dad about getting my Driver's License!) to the Red Rendezvous for some Foosball.



Followed by a candle-lit dinner outside at the Bistro.



And watching the stars on a small patch of grass, surrounded by the sounds of town life and the soft breeze blowing her hair across my face.



I think I'm in love!

Please don't tell my Mom!

~~~~~~

Until next time, Grandma Therie wants me to include this picture. I guess both Great Uncle Franklin and Grandpa Ernesto came out to haunt one night and Grandma Therie joined them for an hour of TV time. [No red glow even though Therie has the Good trait. Shucks.]



Next Week: What happens with Fyve and Patrick? Who is this girl that has Sciks completely spell-bound? One more visit from the Grim?
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