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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 22
« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2012, 06:40:50 PM »
Chapter 22: A Lack of Childhood Photos

I apologise for the lack of photos here. With two children around the house it's difficult to get a moment to yourself, and all my time recently has gone on sculpting and my work as a stylist. It's a bad idea to get distracted by a pair of kids while using a blowtorch. Your bum may catch fire.



Ricky got a part time job at the spa to escape it all.



They're incredibly athletic and enthusiastic children. Their favourite thing is the trampoline - you can't get them off it.







They even persuaded their grandma to have a go. I'm not sure how well that went. She came in shortly afterwards using language I've never heard from a woman of her age before. I managed to keep a straight face until she left the room, but only just.





We're not sure whether to let Jack have a car after seeing the way he drives the sofa. Apparently he's being chased by a truck of police dinosaurs because he knocked down a house. He's very excitable.





And then it was time for their teen birthday. I told you I hadn't taken many pictures!

We celebrated at home, just the family. After Danette dying at their child birthday party I don't think any of us were ready for another party, and it's Mimi and I's elder birthdays in a few days anyway. Everyone gathered around the table and cheered them on. Grandma Eleri...



...Mimi...



...Aunt Rhea and Jack.



Megan went first. How has it happened so fast? I'm spending all of eternity with her, though, so I'm not exactly frightened by the idea of her aging.









When she got rid of the haircut, you can see how beautiful she is. Ricky says that if any boys start to go after her, they've got him to deal with. I decided not to point out how much stronger a teenage boy would be than him, for the sake of marital harmony.



She chose a new wardrobe too, favouring simple, sporty clothes and her favourite colour red.



Jack's turn was next. Mimi was more sad than me to see her child become a teenager. She hasn't got an immortal life to spend with her son. She's an elder next week same as me.







I think we may be in for a grumpy few years.



He kept his curly mop of hair, much to Mum's disapproval. I think he's going to have to bat girls away.





And that's all. The teen years are about to begin. Wish me luck.



Megan's traits are: Athletic, Brave, Lucky, Friendly.
Jack's are: Athletic, Brave, Excitable, Artistic.

I think Jack will be joining the firefighting career and taking up art as a pasttime. Megan I'm not sure whether to have do Law Enforcement (forensics, as logic is a future supermax skill for another immortal) or Professional Sports. Or maybe Criminal. I really haven't made my mind up yet.

Anwen is nine days off elder and is halfway through level nine of the Stylist career, which will fulfil both her career requirement and her LTW. She's done her BlackOps, got her LTR, sorted out her property and building and got all her sculptures and paintings except elder. One more metal sculpture and she's supermaxed sculpting and she's got lots of friends that are prospective best friend material. She's going to be the easiest immortal so far, I think. Just hoping Ricky sticks around long enough to do her elder sculpture. He's only 85, but Rhos died at 89 so there's precedent for early death in this file. Rhea, however, is 109 and still going. I'm glad, because she's my favourite of the triplets and I kind of wish she'd been the immortal.

Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL

Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL

Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation

LTW: Fashion Phenonomen
Career: Stylist (9/10)
SuperMax Skill: Sculpting (maxed, +1 challenge)
Building: Little Corsican Bistro
Property: Octogon Art Gallery and Museum
Lifetime Rewards: Extra Creative, Artisan Crafter, Moodlet Manager
Best Friends: Amelia Afon, Ricky Afon
Opportunities: Scavenger Hunt: Rare Elements, Work/School Learning Project, Art-A-Thon, Help the School, Scupt a Suspect, Sims on Ice
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult

Megan Afon - 4th Generation
SuperMax Skill: Athletic
Paintings: Toddler, Child
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child

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Chapter 23 - Three Immortals, and Three Other Events

All of the events I am about to relay to you here took place in three days. Today, everyone is mostly sat around looking dazed and confused.

I left this last time with Megan and Jack's teen birthdays. So far, we've had little of the teenage drama that Mum tells me I had. Then again, it's early days. They come home and do their homework. Jack's taken up art as a hobby, and Megan likes to use Aunt Rhea's exercise equipment.





However, we've had a completely different kind of drama. First, Grandma Eleri thought she saw them cuddling on the sofa. Apparently they sprang apart so quickly it was hard to tell.



Then, this happens.



Jack asked Megan to go to the prom with him afterwards. I think they make an adorable couple. Ricky's says he's glad it's not one of the "local oiks" that's kissing his daughter. His words, not mine.





Prom was yesterday. But before we get to that part of the story, there's more!

I reached the top level of my career, Fashion Phenonomen, and completed my Lifetime Wish at the same time. For posterity, here's a snap of the makeover that got me there.



I supermaxed sculpting that same evening with my last metal sculpture. And, now that the kids are teens, I was able to keep my concentration and not set myself on fire.



Ricky does what he likes, which involved a lot of painting in his pyjamas.



Mum goes fishing down at the hatchery, or sometimes by the cemetary to stock up on deathfish.



Aunt Rhea goes to work (still, at 114!) and loves donating money to charity. We've got about 500,000 in the bank plus a 12-bedroom house, it's not like we need it.



And Grandma Eleri has discovered computer games.



I have no pictures of Mimi as when I was tracking people down for these shots she was out collecting our investment money. She divides her time between writing, painting and the trampoline. There's barely a moment of the day when nobody's on that trampoline.

And so we move to Sunday. Time for Mimi and I to have elder birthdays. We threw a party for our closest friends, and I blew out the candles first.



Eww. Just, no. I am not spending eternity looking like that!



I ran off to sort out my hair and clothing choices (they'll sack me at the salon if they find out I looked like this!) while the guests danced. Mimi has requested I leave the snaps of her aging up out of this, so I will. I still remember how angry I was when Mum tried to put those terrible pictures of me aging to teen in here. I think I burnt them. Probably an overreaction, but still.









Jack and Megan then left to go to prom. Here they are arriving at the school with some of their friends.



Apparently, they both had a brilliant night. They were named prom King and Queen, they danced together all night, and they came home looking happier than I've ever seen them look.

Meanwhile, I was at City Hall being presented with a Key to Riverview by the Mayor for services to fashion.





I'd posed for my photograph and ice sculpture before I left, and so when I came back I thought all that I had to do this evening was eat my ambrosia. But fate had slightly different ideas. I walked into the studio to chat to Ricky while I waited, and he wasn't there. Or, he wasn't alive there. His ghost hung in mid air, patiently waiting for the Grim Reaper to arrive. All I could do was cry as Grim took my husband away.



I'd be lying if I said I hadn't had a few doubts about eating the Ambrosia after seeing my husband die. But I had to for my family, because betraying Grandma Eleri and Mum's trust was worse than not seeing my husband again. It's not a choice I'd want anyone to have to make. And yet I've wished it on my descentants too.

I had serious doubts as I walked towards the table where my mother and grandmother were waiting, and until I'd actually reached it and sat down I knew there was no guarantee I'd make it. All the time I wanted to run off and leave. Maybe it was the expectant, proud looks on both of their faces that kept me walking towards the table. Maybe it was that I didn't want Ricky to have spent his life sculpting in vain. Maybe it was that I finally knew what Mum and Grandma Eleri had gone through losing Dad and Grandad Billy, and I didn't want their lifetimes of loss to be for nothing. Whatever it was, I sat down at the table, took a deep breath, and ate my first bite of ambrosia.





I felt light and fluffy for a second, and then nothing. I feel no different. But I am immortal.



I'm lucky Anwen had seven best friends. Ricky literally died just as Eleri was preparing the last dish of Ambrosia. I've now got eight days until Megan ages up to Young Adult. Ricky's death does mean that Megan and Jack can have a child straight away, but I'm very sad to see him go.

Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL

Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL

Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL

LTW: Fashion Phenonomen
Career: Stylist
SuperMax Skill: Sculpting
Building: Little Corsican Bistro
Property: Octogon Art Gallery and Museum
Lifetime Rewards: Extra Creative, Artisan Crafter, Moodlet Manager
Best Friends: Amelia Afon, Ricky Afon, Nestor Bermudez, Gloria Bermudez, Latisha Casper, JC Naylor
Opportunities: Scavenger Hunt: Rare Elements, Work/School Learning Project, Art-A-Thon, Help the School, Scupt a Suspect, Sims on Ice
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult, Elder
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult, Elder

Megan Afon - 4th Generation
LTW:
Career:
SuperMax Skill: Athletics
Building:
Property:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends: Jack Afon
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler, Child
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child



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Congrats on your 3rd immortal! R.I.P Ricky though.  :'( Jack and Megan make a cute couple. :)
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Chapter 24: Megan's Wedding

Why hello there. My name's Megan, and I'll be guiding you through the next part of this family's story. The emergency exits are located here, here and over there behind the excessive quantity of sculptures in the basement. Please keep your arms and lefs inside the carriage at all times. The Afon family accepts no responsibility for injuries you gain while reading this story.

More sensibly (before Grandma Eleri kills me), welcome to my part of the story. We're a pretty odd family. The firstborn girl of each generation is able to become immortal if they complete eight tasks, and we're doing this to ourselves to try and get Grandma Eleri home. She used to be the queen of a clan of witches in Wales (wherever Wales is. I asked in Geography in school last week, and they told me not to be so stupid.) and after her sister stabbed her in the back she ended up here. Her, my Grandma Rhiannon, and Mum have all fulfilled all the tasks and become immortal. So yeah, not normal. But it makes life more interesting.

I was still a teen when Mum passed the book over to me. I spent most of my time back then working out, because I'd chosen to do athletic as my unique skill. I thought I should do something I enjoyed, right? The rest of my time was spent at school (snore) and hanging out with my boyfriend, Jack. He's grown up in this house too, being Mum's best friend's kid. I always thought I'd never fancy him, but I suppose I do now.



We share a birthday, and so we became Young Adults on the same day. I blew out my candles first.





I think I've aged rather well. I told Mum exercise was good for you.



Then it was Jack's turn.







He got himself a more grown up hairstyle, which is probably a good thing if he wants to join the military.



Time for a fashion show.





We both went online to look for jobs. I got a job as a Rabid Fan at the stadium, in the hope that a scout will notice me and I'll be able to play for the team. Jack joined the military, like he'd wanted to do for ages.


And then he suggested we went up to Lost Willow Park for a bit of a day out. I actually did not suspect a thing. Even when I said I'd go invite Mum and the Grandmas and Amelia and everyone, and he said no very very quickly, I didn't suspect. So we drove up to the park together.



Yes, this is just a bonus shot of Jack. He's hot, alright.



I was so oblivious, I didn't realise what he was going to do until he was down on one knee with a ring out.







I said yes. Of course I said yes!

We got married then and there. Cue sappy faces from both of us.





And a kiss to seal the deal.



Then we ran home and had a little honeymoon in my bed.



And then, we had to go downstairs and explain what all the squealing and running around had been to our mothers. From the looks on their faces, they weren't expecting us to have got married quite so soon. Luckily Grandma Eleri calmed them down.




Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL

Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL

Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL

Megan Afon - 4th Generation

LTW: Level Nine of Sports Career (I forget what it's called)
Career: Professional Sports
SuperMax Skill: Athletics (9/10)
Building: Llama Memorial Staduim
Property: Riverview Gymnasium
Lifetime Rewards: Food Replicator
Best Friends: Jack Afon, Brandie Pressley
Opportunities: Don't Sweat
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen

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Chapter 25: And We Have A Nooboo

There was no time for a real honeymoon. The next morning, it was graduation.



I don't have any pictures. Apparently Amelia (what do I call her now she's my mother in law?) is useless with a camera. Anyway, Jack graduated as Valedictorian and got Most Artistic, and I got Most Likely to Save the World. Not got much to live up to, then.

But... there's more important news from that day. I'm pregnant! I apologise for the whiff in this picture. I'd just finished a pretty intense workout. She's a girl. I know she is.



And then, yet more excitement, we got burgled. Here's the fight in the basement, and the arrest. I'm glad he didn't manage to swipe any of the paintings or sculptures down there. Grandma Eleri says she'd die on the spot if any of them went, and by the look in her eyes I don't think she was exaggerating.





Jack adored the idea of being a parent and spent lots of time talking to my belly. He says he's talking to our daughter. I don't think she can hear him. For one thing, there's so much fat between her and the outside world...



Although sometimes he looked more scared than excited.



I told Mum. She wanted to spend ages feeling my belly too. She also warned me to only have one. It was only afterwards I remembered the whole "only the firstborn can live forever" thing. I forget sometimes. Or maybe I don't want to remember.





I had serious watermelon cravings during my pregnancy. And the wish to eat absolutely everything in the park. Hormones are weird, weird things.



In fact, I was outside the grocery store stocking up when I went into labour.



The people around me were no help, so I had to drive myself to hospital. The doctors were astonished. So was I. I thought my belly was too huge to get behind the wheel.



It was all drama in the Afon household, because during my labour Rhea died. I have to get this in here now, otherwise I'll never write about it. She passed away as she was leaving work. I think that's the way she'd have wanted to go. She was 126 when she died, had maxed six skills (athletic, logic, writing, cooking, gardening and painting) and was lauded as the best special agent Riverview has ever seen. RIP Rhea.



Back to the happy. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Meet Gwenlyn, who is a genius and insane.



Her infant years passed quickly. There was usually a queue of people waiting to look after her, which is apparently exactly the same as when Jack and I were toddlers. Well. We're just all so adorable.



Look. Adorable.



Gave me time to complete the first skill challenge of my athletic skill, and max the skill at the same time. Win.



And then time for her toddler birthday. Grandma Rhiannon brought her to the cake.





She ages up into a beautiful toddler, with unusual hair.



We got rid of the olive green tips by giving her a quick trim (it looked mouldy, eww), but stuck with the pink/black hair. She suits it. She then got a full complement of outfits in her favourite colour, green. It's useful having a stylist in the family. We'll never have to pay for fashion advice at least!







Her first act as a toddler was to wander off and play with her pegbox. Makes me wonder if she's going to be a loner in future life.



I started teaching her to walk later on in the day, while Mum painted her portrait. Is this what a normal family is like? Of course, the illusion was shattered when you realise that Gwenlyn's Grandma, Great-Grandma and Great-Great Grandma are all on the swings.



Oh, and Great-Great-Grandma has bought herself a miner, which she is using at midnight and keeping up everyone between here and Sunset Valley. She's lived here for nearly 200 years, and it was only when she bought that thing that people started disliking her.



Yeah. You don't need to wonder why Gwenlyn was born insane, round here.



That hair has got to be the weirdest hair I've ever seen naturally. I assume she inherited the pink and black hair from Amelia, although it skipped a generation. The olive green tips, though, I have no idea. I usually keep the natural hair colour they get, but that green had to go.]

I'm also amazed at how far I've got here. Fingers crossed it keeps going so well! Thanks to everyone who's reading.

Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL

Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL

Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL

Megan Afon - 4th Generation

LTW: Level Nine of Sports Career (I forget what it's called)
Career: Professional Sports
SuperMax Skill: Athletics (10/10, 1 challenge completed)
Building: Llama Memorial Stadium
Property: Riverview Gymnasium (currently level 2)
Lifetime Rewards: Food Replicator
Best Friends: Jack Afon, Brandie Pressley
Opportunities: Don't Sweat
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation
LTW:
Career:
SuperMax Skill: Logic
Building:
Property:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends:
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler
Ice Sculptures:

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Aww, she's so cute! Interesting hair, I'm glad the green met an early end. :P
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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 26
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2012, 02:24:30 PM »
Chapter 26 - Cute Pictures of Gwenlyn

I'm going to be honest. This chapter in the little story of our lives is going to mostly contain pictures of my daughter. I'm justifying that by the fact that she's the only person doing anything different to usual.

Grandma Eleri is carrying on with her routine of gardening, cooking everyone all their meals, and going to work. Why change what's worked for nearly 200 years. She's still going with her miner, too, and has managed to drill into a cave network under the house (who knew Riverview had an underground cave system!) and has been going exploring. So far on her travels she's found an oven and a sofa. I don't know how she got them back out.





Grandma Rhiannon is mostly fishing. We have no photos of this, because there's millions of those in this book already.

Mum continues scuplting, painting and styling. Again, no photos.

Jack has been promoted to Flight Commander already, which is level five of his career. He spends a lot of time working out and brushing up on his handiness to keep at the top of his game. He also has been training Grandad Billy's ghost.



His Mum, Amelia, used to paint and write mostly. Sadly she died the day before Gwenlyn's child birthday. There's been so much death in our family recently. The Grim seems to have been round more often than our best friends. But I'll figure out a way to stop him. There's going to be no more death in this house. RIP Amelia, artist, writer, mum, grandma and friend.





I've finally got off maternity and started my job at the stadium. I'm currently a Toddler Sports Coach. It's fun, but I'd rather be playing the game myself. In my spare time I'm working out or with Jack or Gwen.



Which leads us onto Gwen. Here are a selection of photos from her toddler years.







Today she had her child birthday. We had a quick celebration, just family. Nobody really feels like partying considering the amount of deaths we've had recently. We all wish, I think, that Aunt Rhea and Amelia were here to see her grow up.

I brought her up to the cake, and we blew out the candles together.







Sparkles...



...and she's a child. Once more Mum was to the rescue with hair and fashion advice.





I think it was all lost on Gwen though, as she ran off to Aunt Rhea's chemistry table and started making potions.





Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL

Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL

Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL

Megan Afon - 4th Generation

LTW: Sports Legend
Career: Professional Sports (3/10)
SuperMax Skill: Athletics (10/10, 2 challenges completed)
Building: Llama Memorial Stadium
Property: Riverview Gymnasium (currently level 2)
Lifetime Rewards: Food Replicator, Long-Distance Friend
Best Friends: Jack Afon, Brandie Pressley, Gwenlyn Afon
Opportunities: Don't Sweat, When to Riot, The Complete Circuit
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation
LTW:
Career:
SuperMax Skill: Logic (5/10)
Building:
Property:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends: Megan Afon
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler
Ice Sculptures: Toddler



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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 26
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2012, 03:08:03 PM »
Wow, I usually can't stand that hairstyle but Gwenlyn rocks it!
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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 26
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2012, 05:40:48 PM »
I usually hate that hairstyle too, but as soon as I got her to the mirror to change it I realised it suited her really well. I've never seen it suit a sim before!

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 27: Meet Ollie
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2012, 08:37:57 PM »
Chapter 27 - Meet Ollie

My daughter is unusual. Her two favourite things to do are talking to thin air (which is named Ollie) and blowing herself up with a chemistry kit. I mean, I know she wants to learn logic, but can't she play chess or something?!?





We hoped that these more unusual habits would disappear when she became a teen.





And then promptly turned around and started to celebrate thin air's (Ollie's) birthday.





We got her to the mirror and dresser eventually. Apparently the gloves and stripy socks are non-negotiable.





Mum was the only person that believed Gwen when she talked about Ollie. But soon we all did, with the possible exception of Grandma Rhiannon. You see, Ollie arrived in our living room in a column of light. I'd just got back to work and was on my way to greet Jack. Grandma Eleri and Mum were both in at the dining table, with Mum eating a late dinner and Grandma Eleri reading. One of our more normal evenings.

And then there's the aforementioned column of light and a teenage boy with green hair and a pastel suit appears next to Gwenlyn, looking almost as shocked as the rest of us.







Gwenlyn and Mum were able to explain the unlikely story. Ollie was originally the doll that Gwenlyn had been given as a child, and a potion could be made to make him real. Mum knew this because her doll had turned into Amelia. Gwen knew this because she's a bit mad. And Grandma Rhiannon still refuses to believe, so we've decided not to mention it near her. Ollie is to be the orphaned child of Latisha Casper, if she asks.

Mum gave him a bit of a makeover too using his favourite colour of pink. He scrubs up nicely.





He is, however, evil.

And the rest of us? Grandmas Eleri and Rhiannon carry on with cooking/gardening and fishing respectively, plus healthy amounts of Gnubb, foosball and mining. Mum has just supermaxed painting. I'm at level five of my career and am ten hours off supermaxing athletic. Jack has taken up writing, painting, sculpting, handiness and athletics and is at level seven of the military. And it's our adult birthday tomorrow.



Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL

Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL

Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL

Megan Afon - 4th Generation

LTW: Sports Legend
Career: Professional Sports (5/10)
SuperMax Skill: Athletics (10/10, 2 challenges completed)
Building: Llama Memorial Stadium
Property: Riverview Gymnasium (currently level 2)
Lifetime Rewards: Food Replicator, Long-Distance Friend
Best Friends: Jack Afon, Brandie Pressley, Gwenlyn Afon
Opportunities: Don't Sweat, When to Riot, The Complete Circuit, Always the Difficult Ones, Bounce the Crowd, Kicking the Cramps
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation
LTW:
Career:
SuperMax Skill: Logic (8/10)
Building:
Property:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends: Megan Afon, Ollie Afon
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler, Child
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 28
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2012, 05:18:01 PM »
Chapter 28 - Adulthood

First, mine and Jack's birthdays. He aged up having just left the bathroom, which is always classy. At least it wasn't in the bathroom.





Then me. I got to the cake in time for mine. We both look identical to before, and both had a midlife crisis.





Gwenlyn was very excited. I assumed it was about us aging up.



Turns out it was more likely to be about this...



I can't exactly tell her off. At her age I was doing the same with Jack.

Most of the rest of the time she's working on her logic. She's given up on the chemistry set for a little while and is now using her telescope.



And she finally took my advice to try chess. Here she is beating JC Naylor and Daniel Donelley. Maybe we've finally discovered the significance of the gloves, too, for playing chess with an ice chess set.





Amelia keeps cooking for us. She's dead, but that doesn't stop her honing her skills.



And in other news, I supermaxed athletic with my 60th hour of strength workout. That's why I look a World's Strongest Woman contestant in my birthday pictures.

Grandma Eleri keeps getting weird things in the post. She always runs out to the mailbox before anyone else can, sifts out the blue envelope that arrives every day, and then reads it. I don't know what the letters are about, but she always looks worried afterwards. Which obviously makes the rest of us worried. For all the weirdness in my family, we don't do secrets.



QUESTION: I'm trying to decide on a future career for Gwenlyn: ghostbuster or private investigator? I've never done either. Which one is more fun to play?

Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL

Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL

Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL

Megan Afon - 4th Generation

LTW: Become a Superstar Athlete
Career: Professional Sports (6/10)
SuperMax Skill: Athletics (done!)
Building: Llama Memorial Stadium
Property: Riverview Gymnasium (currently level 2)
Lifetime Rewards: Food Replicator, Long-Distance Friend, Office Hero
Best Friends: Jack Afon, Brandie Pressley, Gwenlyn Afon
Opportunities: Don't Sweat, When to Riot, The Complete Circuit, Always the Difficult Ones, Bounce the Crowd, Kicking the Cramps
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation
LTW: Chess Legend
Career:
SuperMax Skill: Logic (9/10)
Building: County Care General Hospital
Property: Cemetery
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends: Megan Afon, Ollie Afon
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 26
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2012, 08:26:12 PM »
Personally, I like the Ghost Hunter profession quite a bit, and the Private Investigator not quite so much. Maybe you could start a quick test game and give each of them a try for a sim day or two?

Whichever one you pick, don't let her Logic skill get too high before you join up! Both of them, you get Profession Experience for raising your Logic skill - if you have logic at a high level  at the start you'll have to do a lot more jobs to max out the career.
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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 28: Adulthood
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2012, 11:45:57 AM »
Oops, her logic has been at level 10 from about halfway through her teen years. Still, she's got plenty of time, and plenty of grandmas to look after any nooboo! I think I'm going with ghostbuster, that seems the most fun from my (very quick) testing.

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 28: Adulthood
« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2012, 09:52:18 AM »
Chapter 29: Family Meeting

"Rhi, Anwen, Megan, Gwenlyn. I need to tell you something."

Nobody ever suspects it's going to be anything good when someone says they need to tell you something. It wasn't when Grandma Eleri said this, either.



"You know I've been recieving those letters?" Everyone nodded. "They're from my sister, Ifanna. She says she knows how to stop us now, and if we go any further with our aims she won't hesitate to enact it."

Rhiannon nodded, stone-faced. Anwen gasped. Gwenlyn gripped the arm of the bench tightly.



"When?" asked Rhiannon.

"I think it's either going to be Gwenlyn's young adult birthday or Megan's first ambrosia. Gwenlyn's birthday's only a few days away, and Megan's elder one isn't far behind. She should be eating ambrosia straight after Anwen's done her painting and sculpture."

"Megan's ambrosia would be the natural halfway point," said Anwen. "If I was her, I'd probably try then."

"Maybe that's what she wants us to think," Rhiannon said. "If I was her, I'd probably try and trick us somehow. I certainly wouldn't do anything I thought we'd suspect."



"Whichever it is, we need to be ready. I'm not sure what she has planned, but like Rhiannon said I doubt it'll be anything we'd suspect."

"What can she even do?" I asked. "You always say her powers are useless here, because yours are. I don't think she's any threat. I can't see why you even need to worry."

We sat silence for a little while. Eleri seemed to be deep in thought, and next to her Gwenlyn shuffled nervously.

"And why aren't we asking Jack and Ollie? They're in just as much danger as the rest of us!"

"They're not ever going to be immortals. They're not in anywhere near as much danger. My sister, for all her flaws, would only ever target those she thought to be a direct threat. As they're not related to us by blood, they don't even have a shred of the power that they'd need to ever be a threat to Ifanna and her rule." Eleri looked almost desperate for me to believe her and go along.

"I'm not doing this anymore. I don't know why I ever agreed in the first place. If we stopped, there'd be no more danger, right? And do you even need to go home? You've lived here for centuries now, it's not like you can't survive without the place!"



I stood up and left. Nobody said anything, not for a long while afterwards.



"Well," I heard Rhiannon say through the window. "I guess we'll have to wait until it happens, then."

"I believe you, Grandma Eleri", said Gwenlyn.



I can understand my daughter believing this stuff. She's mad, and a teenager. But all the rest of them? I'm not abandoning Jack, whatever they say.


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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 28: Adulthood
« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2012, 10:06:15 AM »
Oooh, suspense! Great update.  :)
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« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2012, 10:06:28 AM »
Chapter 30: Madness and Gwenlyn

After the family meeting, everyone except Gwenlyn and Jack seemed to be avoiding me. That's fine with me. I'm not in the house much anyway, as I'm busy chasing the last promotion to top my career.

Gwenlyn is becoming more and more mental. She ran into the house yesterday declaring that there was a regiment of green penguins invading the garden. I looked, and Jack looked, even Grandma Anwen looked, but nobody else could see them. Gwenlyn's only response to this was "well, they've probably set up a base camp in the Clevenger's garden." I'm not sure what to do with her.





Maybe now she's a Young Adult she'll calm down.









And, of course, it's Ollie's birthday too.







They both signed up for the career of their choice as soon as we'd shared the cake. Gwenlyn decided to become a ghost hunter. I'm not sure that's a positive sign for getting rid of her insanity. Ollie muttered something about working at a warehouse. A much more sensible job.

And then, they disappeared for three hours. I think they were trying to be sneaky, but what Gwenlyn doesn't realise is that Jack and I snuck off the day we became Young Adults, too. So, when this happened, I wasn't at all surprised...

















She looked quite sheepish when she came and told me that she'd snuck off to get married and pregnant. I pretended to be shocked. It was about the only rebellious thing she's ever done, so I thought I'd at least pretend to be fooled by it.



No sign of the mysterious Ifanna. The Grandmas all think that this means she'll come when I eat my ambrosia. I think different.



Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL

Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL

Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL

Megan Afon - 4th Generation

LTW: Become a Superstar Athlete
Career: Professional Sports (9/10)
SuperMax Skill: Athletics
Building: Llama Memorial Stadium
Property: Riverview Gymnasium
Lifetime Rewards: Food Replicator, Long-Distance Friend, Office Hero
Best Friends: Jack Afon, Brandie Pressley, Gwenlyn Afon, Karri, Warren Pressley
Opportunities: Don't Sweat, When to Riot, The Complete Circuit, Always the Difficult Ones, Bounce the Crowd, Kicking the Cramps
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation
LTW: Chess Legend
Career: Ghost Hunter
SuperMax Skill: Logic (10/10 + 1 challenge)
Building: County Care General Hospital
Property: Cemetary
Lifetime Rewards: Opportunistic
Best Friends: Megan Afon, Ollie Afon
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 31: Meet Adlais
« Reply #66 on: January 17, 2012, 07:37:07 PM »
Chapter 31: Meet Adlais

I'm a grandmother now! But I think I need to reverse a little, before I introduce you to my granddaughter. Here's Gwenlyn on finding out she was pregnant. She doesn't look impressed. Or maybe she just thinks the penguins are after us again.





She's still working on her logic requirements, which include tutoring children. You'd think she'd tutor children she actually knew, not random ones outside the grocery store.



Which is where she went into labour. Just like I did with her. Nobody was any help and she drove herself to the hospital, where Ollie and Grandma Eleri went to meet her.



Meet Adlais. She's good and a virtuoso.



Ollie keeps stealing her lollipops. I thought fathers were supposed to give their kids sweets, not steal them.



Her baby years went fast, what with five elders and both parents wanting to cuddle her all the time. When it was time for her birthday, I carried her to the cake.





And here she is as a toddler. We're not sure where the ginger came from, as the only ginger we know of in the family tree is Jack's dad Roland. But still, she's gorgeous.





And so musical, already.



In other family news, I've reached the top of my career. The Grandmas are always trying to come up with new entertainments, so they've bought some SimLife Goggles and a Gnubb set. There's talk of a mixology bar, too.



Adlais' name is pronounced Ad-liss, if anyone wanted to know. I'm using Welsh names for each of the eight immortals. I'm also going to be posting fairly quickly over the next few days - I'm up to Adlais' teen years in my game and I don't want to get too far ahead of what I'm writing. So apologies in advance for any double/triple posting that occurs.

Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL

Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL

Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL

Megan Afon - 4th Generation

LTW: Become a Superstar Athlete
Career: Professional Sports (10/10)
SuperMax Skill: Athletics
Building: Llama Memorial Stadium
Property: Riverview Gymnasium
Lifetime Rewards: Food Replicator, Long-Distance Friend, Office Hero
Best Friends: Jack Afon, Brandie Pressley, Gwenlyn Afon, Karri, Warren Pressley
Opportunities: Don't Sweat, When to Riot, The Complete Circuit, Always the Difficult Ones, Bounce the Crowd, Kicking the Cramps
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation
LTW: Chess Legend
Career: Ghost Hunter
SuperMax Skill: Logic (10/10 + 2 challenge)
Building: County Care General Hospital
Property: Cemetary
Lifetime Rewards: Opportunistic
Best Friends: Megan Afon, Ollie Afon
Opportunities: Fixing the Celestial Stump, Tutor Me Please, Taking Down Sinclair
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA

Adlais Afon - 6th Generation
LTW:
Career:
SuperMax Skill:
Building:
Property:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends:
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler
Ice Sculptures: Toddler

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 31: Meet Adlais
« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2012, 12:20:53 PM »
Chapter 32: Megan's Birthday

My Elder birthday. Not something I can say I was looking forward to.





Nobody tells you how much your bones creak when you get older. I might have to change my workout regime.



It was Jack's birthday too.





I think we both aged rather well. The grey hair is going, mind.



Grandma Eleri shepharded me off to go and pose for Grandma Anwen and her paintings and sculptures. I think she took my doing it as a sign of compliance with her immortality plans. It was more an unconcious act. I've done it every birthday, so it never really occured to me not to.

Then I went down to the gym. My plan, simple as it seems, was to avoid everyone until I could get near enough the food replicator to give Jack ambrosia too. I've read the rules in Grandma Eleri's book, and I know that if anyone not from the bloodline eats the ambrosia, it's over. We'll retain the ability to become immortal, but our power to do anything beyond that is gone. And this suited me just fine, because I'll have Jack with me too. We could move out, and live a life where there isn't six generations of a weirdo family under one roof.

I was on the exercise machine when I realised someone was standing over me.



"Hello," she said. "Are you Megan Afon?"

"Yeah," I replied. It wasn't unusual that she knew who I was. We were somewhat famous around town for being "long-lived", as the townspeople put it.

"I used to know your... well... she must be your Great-Grandma, Eleri Afon. I heard she's still living round here. Where could I find her, do you know?" she asked.

"She's gone out collecting seeds," I replied. Getting her distracted by an old friend would only help me get to the replicator, so this was a stroke of luck. "Do you want me to give you her mobile number?"

"Ah, no, there's no need. Could you give her this?" She handed me a box, simply wrapped with a ribbon. "Oh, and don't look. It's not exactly safe for just anyone."



Figuring it couldn't be that dangerous, I took it.

"What did you say your name was again?" I asked, as she turned to leave,

"Oh... erm... Jane. Jane Doe."

I left the gym too, and decided to head towards the military base to meet Jack. He was late, as always. I reached into my bag for my phone, to send him a text, and realised that the ribbon had come untied on the box. The object had fallen out. Rummaging in my bag, I pulled out a book that I knew hadn't been in there before. It must have been the gift.

"Weird," I muttered to myself. "How is a book 'not exactly safe' for anyone but Grandma Eleri?"

I flipped it open, without really thinking of the consequences.



This was the most stupid thing I have ever done in my life.


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Chapter 33 - What Could Be

Noticing that one page was bookmarked, I turned the pages until I reached that one. Instead of words, it contained only a black square. Gradually, a picture began to form in the square, of the woman who'd given me the book travelling across Riverview.

I saw her walking up to Grandma Eleri. Eleri stared at her, and then started to shout at her.



I couldn't hear what was said, just a scream and a thump. And then a laugh. And then I knew who the woman was, and I realised that my family had been right.





I tried to drop the book, to warn the rest of my family, but I couldn't. The book's screen panned away from Eleri, and followed Ifanna up the hill towards the road again. There was little I could do but watch as she drove to the salon where I knew Mum had taken Grandma Rhiannon for a new formal dress.



Ifanna walked up to them as she had Grandma Eleri, and just like before the shock on their faces registered who she was instantly. If I'd believed their fears about Ifanna, maybe I'd have known too? I watched as Mum argued with Ifanna, and went over in a swirl of stars just as Grandma Eleri had. I watched as Grandma Rhiannon ran out of the salon and away.





Again I tried to throw the book away from me. It felt as though it was stuck to my hand. On the screen, Ifanna turned and began to make her way towards the town centre. Towards where I was.



The screen went dark for a moment, and realigned itself to where Grandma Rhiannon was running up the road to our house. All that was left was a field. The house, the garden, the family cemetary, any sign of habitation was gone. The houses surrounding it remained unchanged.



It was then that the book disappeared from my hands. I flew sideways, my head hit the wooden deck of the pavillion, and I blacked out


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Chapter 34 - Halfway There

I opened my eyes. Jack's face was next to mine, staring intently at me. Behind him, I could see Gwenlyn carrying Adlais and all three elders.

"She's awake," Jack said.

"What happened?" asked Grandma Eleri, pale-faced. I explained, about the woman in the gym, the book, and what I'd seen.

"What do you think...?" said Grandma Rhiannon, looking shaken.

"It was definitely Ifanna," said Grandma Eleri. "It's a sort of magic I know little about but that my sister was gifted at. If you cast it right, you can make someone see what you wish them to, and if you are strong enough you can force it to happen. It, however, involves harnessing the power of your victim's mind, and you have to tailor your magic to their mind. That book would have been tailored to me, not Megan, and it couldn't get enough of a hold."

I sat in silence while everyone around me began to discuss the events. I had clearly been wrong. I should have listened. And now I'd very nearly put the whole family in danger. I felt stupid.

Jack motioned to me to follow him into Anwen's studio.



"Megan," he said. "I don't care if you become immortal. I know you don't want to live forever and for me to die, but I'd rather that than everyone die. If Eleri's sister can do this, she'll only try again. I've been talking with Gwenlyn, and maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to see me again when you've done this task."

I collapsed onto his shoulder in a flood of tears. I didn't want to lose him. But I had to do this. We talked for a while, and then I worked up the nerve to go and talk to the other elders.

Grandma Eleri seemed to know my decision already, and as we left the studio she was laying plates of Ambrosia out on the table. I opened my mouth to apologise and explain myself, but she held up her hand to silence me.

"I know. Don't worry. And, thank you."

I sat down with Grandma Eleri, Grandma Rhiannon and Mum. They looked on in silent encouragement as I took the first bites of the dish. Behind me, I could sense Jack watching too.



For the second time that day, I felt posessed. But this time the force was soft, deathly bitter and cloyingly sweet at the same time. I was immortal.


 


Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL
Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL
Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL

Megan Afon - 4th Generation - IMMORTAL

LTW: Become a Superstar Athlete
Career: Professional Sports
SuperMax Skill: Athletics
Building: Llama Memorial Stadium
Property: Riverview Gymnasium
Lifetime Rewards: Food Replicator, Long-Distance Friend, Office Hero
Best Friends: Jack Afon, Brandie Pressley, Gwenlyn Afon, Karri Allford, Warren Pressley, Margaret Westfall
Opportunities: Don't Sweat, When to Riot, The Complete Circuit, Always the Difficult Ones, Bounce the Crowd, Kicking the Cramps
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult, Elder
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult, Elder

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation
LTW: Chess Legend
Career: Ghost Hunter
SuperMax Skill: Logic (10/10 + 2 challenge)
Building: County Care General Hospital
Property: Cemetary
Lifetime Rewards: Opportunistic, Professional Simolean Booster
Best Friends: Megan Afon, Ollie Afon
Opportunities: Fixing the Celestial Stump, Tutor Me Please, Taking Down Sinclair
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA

Adlais Afon - 6th Generation
LTW:
Career:
SuperMax Skill:
Building:
Property:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends:
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler
Ice Sculptures: Toddler

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 34: Halfway There
« Reply #70 on: January 26, 2012, 01:39:12 AM »
Congratulations on another immortal! You're an excellent storyteller :)

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 34: Halfway There
« Reply #71 on: January 26, 2012, 03:55:57 PM »
Thanks Lasnien!

Chapter 35 - Gwenlyn

Hi. It's Gwenlyn here. I am 27 1/2 years old, my favourite colour is green, and my favourite food is pancakes. I am a genius, of course. I'm a computer whiz too. My family say I'm insane and eccentric, I say I have a unique perspective.



I have the coolest job ever: a ghostbuster. Seriously. What could be better than running around zapping spirits, exorcising poltergeists and banishing ghosts? (Note: the correct answer is nothing. Remember that my Banshee Banisher is untested for use on humans.)







In fact, there is something cooler than being a ghostbuster. My daughter, Adlais. She's a child now. Ollie, her dad, brought her to the cake on her birthday, as I am yet to find a potion which makes toddlers able to fly. Think of how awesome it would be though! These amazing colourful wings, and these adorable toddlers floating around... Although I guess it'd be messy if they weren't potty trained yet. Anyway.





And the sparkles prepare to attack! (I used to think the sparkles were the work of the evil Green Penguin Brigade, but I now know that they are in fact fairies. The reason there are no photos of them is that they are camera-shy.)



And here she is.





Thanks to my genius logic skillz, I'm able to tutor her so she can get an A first day in school. Just because she isn't a genius by trait, doesn't mean she won't be a genius inside. And, more selfishly, it'll help me tick off a challenge in my skill journal.



Then she runs off to play in her treehouse. Apparently she's a queen talking to her subjects. And they say I'm insane. Her subjects are in France, quite clearly. Can't you see the baguettes and stripy shirts?!?



She runs off to her first day of school. If I was her, I'd take the loo roll off my shoe before looking so confident.



Next to me, Mum gets sentimental about grandchildren growing up. I pointed out that I grew up, and that didn't help at all.



Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL
Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL
Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL
Megan Afon - 4th Generation - IMMORTAL

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation

LTW: Chess Legend
Career: Ghost Hunter
SuperMax Skill: Logic (10/10 + 2 challenge)
Building: County Care General Hospital
Property: Cemetary
Lifetime Rewards: Opportunistic, Professional Simolean Booster
Best Friends: Megan Afon, Ollie Afon
Opportunities: Fixing the Celestial Stump, Tutor Me Please, Taking Down Sinclair, Riddle Away, Spooky Props, Logic 101
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA

Adlais Afon - 6th Generation
LTW:
Career:
SuperMax Skill:
Building:
Property:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends:
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler, Child
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 34: Halfway There
« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2012, 09:20:18 PM »
Chapter 36 - A Herd of Birthdays

This week, the following has happened, in order of chronology not importance.

Adlais became a teen.





I think she looks a lot like I did as a teenager. Except more ginger. At least it's been scientifically proven now that gingers don't melt in the sunlight, because she's decided she loves the outdoors.









As soon as she'd escaped from the attentions of all the elders (it's quite scary, they're basically a granny army), she started messing around with Grandad Billy's old guitar.



Before long, she's saved up for a pink one and was out playing for tips in the park.



And everyone else?

Granny Anwen has taken up the piano. She's quite good actually.



Mum's learning mixology. All her drinks have been awful so far, but we've gone for the 'smile and nod' tactic. I don't think she suspects. Don't ever ire the granny army.



I supermaxed logic by defeating Aurtuo Harlow in the local chess tornament. Take that, bloodsucker! Team Afon wins again!



And then I aged to adult. Note to self: don't have your birthday while trying to remove an angry ghost from a celebrity's house.





And then Ollie had his. I don't think Evil Henchmen are supposed to look that gleeful on the job.



What do you call it when there's so many birthdays in one go? A collection? A gang? A herd? I don't think I have sufficiently supermaxed logic, unless I have answered this question. Surely someone has to!



Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL
Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL
Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL
Megan Afon - 4th Generation - IMMORTAL

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation

LTW: Chess Legend
Career: Ghost Hunter (7/10)
SuperMax Skill: Logic
Building: County Care General Hospital
Property: Cemetary

Lifetime Rewards: Opportunistic, Professional Simolean Booster
Best Friends: Megan Afon, Ollie Afon
Opportunities: Fixing the Celestial Stump, Tutor Me Please, Taking Down Sinclair, Riddle Away, Spooky Props, Logic 101
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult

Adlais Afon - 6th Generation
LTW:
Career:
SuperMax Skill:
Building:
Property:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends:
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen

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Chapter 37 - Ollie

I guess I should explain, shouldn't I?

I had a mid-life crisis, although I don't know if I can blame it entirely on that. I got a new haircut, bought a new car, did some stuff up around the house.

But that wasn't enough. It should have been. I met him in the library, one afternoon before work. I'd gone to look for a book on logic. He wasn't traditionally attractive, but I fell for him at first sight. No harm in flirting, right?



But it didn't end there. I don't know what I was thinking when I kissed him. It was in the middle of the library, of course it was going to get back to Gwen. I didn't do it to hurt her.



It's hard, you know. You try living in a house where your wife and your daughter are destined to become immortal. I could think of so much I could do with immortal life, and yet I can't have it. They seem to paint and fish and garden. Where's the ambition? I suppose I'm bitter, yes, but you'd be too.

I'm not liked there, either. My job as a criminal at the warehouse doesn't score me many points. I know my mother-in-law wishes Gwen had married someone else. I overheard her saying this to one of the Grandmas; "why couldn't Gwen have chosen a good man, not a criminal?" I didn't choose to be evil. I can't help finding joy in others misfortune. Maybe I was born that way, or maybe it's because I've spent so much time with that bunch of sour old ladies. It's clear in their eyes that I've never been good enough for Gwen.

But I don't blame Gwen. And that's what I regret about kissing Jeremy. I hurt her more than I ever thought another human could hurt someone. For once I took it when Rhiannon shouted at me. I couldn't even bring myself to shout back, as for once she was right.



It's not been a cheerful week round here. Jack, Gwen's dad, died. He was 91 years old and everyone loved him. He'd had no problems being accepted in this family.



My daughter Adlais became a young adult. I'd been looking forward to her birthday. I could tell I wasn't welcomed though, and stood off to one side. Even she was angry with me. The immortals had turned her against me too.







She became a beautiful young woman. She's artistic, a virtuoso, charismatic, good, and she loves the outdoors. She says she's going to be a rockstar. I hope she is.



I attended her graduation the next day. Not that anyone else wanted me there. I'm being ignored by everyone at the moment, which is good as far as the immortals go but I'd rather Gwen and Addy just shouted at me.



I know I'm not what they wanted for Gwen. I know I'm evil, and a criminal, and I know I made a mistake with Jeremy. But I love her, and I love my daughter. Isn't that what's meant to count?



Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL
Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL
Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL
Megan Afon - 4th Generation - IMMORTAL

Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation

LTW: Chess Legend
Career: Ghost Hunter (8/10)
SuperMax Skill: Logic
Building: County Care General Hospital
Property: Cemetary

Lifetime Rewards: Opportunistic, Professional Simolean Booster
Best Friends: Megan Afon, Ollie Afon, Adlais Afon
Opportunities: Fixing the Celestial Stump, Tutor Me Please, Taking Down Sinclair, Riddle Away, Spooky Props, Logic 101
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult

Adlais Afon - 6th Generation
LTW: Rockstar
Career: Music
SuperMax Skill: Guitar
Building: Theatre
Property:
Lifetime Rewards: Hover Bed,
Best Friends: Gwenlyn Afon,
Opportunities:
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 37: Ollie
« Reply #74 on: February 03, 2012, 03:20:42 PM »
Poor Ollie, a Mid-Life Crisis can be tough.  :(
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