Monday, August 17, 2015
...And the heir for the 2nd generation is Tearley O'Shea! Hopefully he'll find his wishing star that will make all his dreams come true!
*AN - The lifetime happiness points were scored as soon as the children aged up to teenagers. You can see their scores dwindle the more Simmies I had to control in the household! Lol! I was hoping for Holly, truthfully! But I think I'll enjoy Tearley, as well!
He'd been such a gentleman, driving her home and then walking her up the front steps. She vaguely recalled flirting with him and asking him to come in, but he'd declined. She frowned. What if he wasn't as into her as she was into him...
Shrugging, she dismissed the thought. If he wasn't into her, then she'd just move on to the next man that caught her fancy. Thorax, who? she thought smugly.
Perhaps she could present it at the first opportunity she had to the counsel! They would be meeting within in the month at City Hall to listen to presentations, lectures & hold meetings regarding La Garda's operating policies.
This was sure to impress them!
Kearney settled into his chair to try to finish reading his manual on handy-man skills. There were only a few chapters left....
"I don't feel very well," Keely said. "I've consulted the medicinal book and based on my symptoms, I believe I might have the flu."
Shannon reached over to feel her head, frowning. "You don't seem to have a temperature," she said. "But, it's probably best to have a doctor look at you. Just in case."
Keely frowned. "I could have sworn I was sick!" she said, pouting at her botched diagnosis.
Shannon put her arm around Keely's shoulder. "Sometimes the mind is a powerful thing. It can make you feel sick if you think it enough. But, at least now you have your flu shot for the season!"
"Do I have to go to school now?" Keely asked with a serious frown.
Shannon smoothed her daughter's bangs. "No, I think you would be fine if you stayed home today since you're not feeling very well." She caught the look of relief that shone on her daughter's face.
Eureka! He'd done it! He'd finished reading the Handy-man's Volume III! Now, according to this book, he was a Master Handy-Man!
Breandan smiled and switched off the stereo. "Sure, I was just making sure these creaky bones don't turn into dust on me! What do you need?"
Breandan nodded thoughtfully.
"Do you know the childrens' names?" Uncail Breandan asked with a narrowed gaze. "If we know who their parents are, we can make sure that they're properly punished." After all, he was the Chief of La Garda. He was not without his resources!
Keely shook her head. "No, I've never seen them before."
Aintin Mackenzie pursed her lips "You could describe them. I'm sure we can figure out their family based on their coloring."
Keely shook her head again, about to protest when her mother cut her off.
"I think the important thing here is to assure that it never happens again. Perhaps I should speak with her teacher," Shannon mused aloud to Breandan and Mackenzie.
Breandan nodded, "Oh, that's a fine place to start..."
"NO!" Keely shouted, her cheeks flushed. "I just want to forget it happened! It wasn't a big deal!" She hurried from the room, embarrassed and hurt all over again.
Tearley aimed his baton slowly, taking his time. "Don't rush me Marigold! You just want me to mess up!" He tossed the baton...
Tearley's face screwed up with panic as he let go of the baton. "No fair, Marigold! You cheated!" he screamed, upset.
They both watched as the stick flew in a perfect arch and knocked over the King Gnubb!
Marigold quickly recovered from her loss, putting her hand on her hip. "Well, it only took you all afternoon!" she sassed.
Doesn't matter, Tearley thought with a grin. It was worth it.
Now that they weren't focused on the game, though, the cold seemed to chill them to their very bones. They hurried inside to warm up.
Marigold looked around the room, disappointed that there were no friends! Why couldn't her parents have invited anyone else? It's not like it was just Tearley's birthday!!
"Open your presents!" Mackenzie called out.
Marigold whooped as she tore into her present. "Alright!" she called out. "An ExoEdge Gaming System! Awesome, Mom!"
Tearley opened his gift more slowly, gamely holding up the games and the controllers to the game system.
Marigold sighed. "Oh, look, a shared present!"
Tearley opened his gift more slowly, gamely holding up the games and the controllers to the game system.
Marigold sighed. "Oh, look, a shared present!"
Mackenzie smiled at her wild child. Violet was just like her when she was young - ready to have fun and party. "Have fun! Call if you need us," she told her. "Be careful!" she added as an afterthought. "And don't accept drinks from a stranger!" she said, stopping Violet again.
Violet grinned, attempting to hurry from the room before her mom could think of any other rules she wanted her to follow.
Violet just smiled as she slipped onto the bar stool. "So? What do you suggest I try tonight?" she asked, quirking her eyebrow saucily.
He just grunted again, but Violet had seen the flash of amusement.
"Maybe something tough-as-nails like a Morcobus Molotov," he suggested.
Violet rolled her eyes. "Uh, do I look like the kind of girl that likes tough-as-nails?" she asked flirtatiously.
His lips quirked up slightly in smile. "Bartender?"
She shrugged nonchalantly with a coy grin.
She was going to make him like her!
Keely shook her head. "It's nothing. They just don't understand me," she said. "If I bring attention to it, they'll only tease me all the more."
"Okay," Shannon said slowly, prepared to defer to her daughter's wishes. "However, if the teasing continues, or escalates, I want you to come to your father or I. There's no need for you to put up with bullying!"
"I promise, Mother," Keely said seriously, relieved that she had managed to make her point.
"She'll be okay," Kearney assured his wife, kissing her temple. "She's strong, like you."
Shannon nodded, still hurting for her daughter's pain. "I just worry about her. She's so self-sufficient! She kisses her own hurts before asking for a kiss from her mother! Sometimes I think she's 9 going on 30!"
It was time to take it to the next level...
Mackenzie-Discover potion, Buy something worth $100, Hang Snowflake lights, Lifetime Wish - Surrounded by Family!!
Breandan- Do cardio workout
Kearney- Master Handiness skill, Kiss Shannon
Shannon- Talk to Keely, Talk to Keely, Amorous hug with Kearney, Kiss Kearney
Violet- Have a drink, Meet someone new,
Holly- Talk to Breandan
Tearley- Win a game against Marigold, Hang Snowflake lights, Warm up
Marigold- Reach Level 4 Painting skill
Keely- Get a flu shot, Hang Snowflake lights
Mackenzie- Holly ages well, Violet gets married (keep on wishing, Mack)
Breandan- Marigold earns an A, BFF with Marigold, Tearley & Daisy get Honor Roll
Kearney- Workout 12 hours, Be worth 300k
Shannon- Keely earns an A, Be worth 300k, Keely ages well
Violet- Be friends with Slate, Go to 5 hotspots, Meet someone new, BFF with Breandan
Holly- Stay on Honor Roll 3 days
Daisy- Prepare meal with fresh fish, Catch a new type of fish, Talk to Mackenzie, Garden
Tearley- Get a part-time job
Marigold- Get a part-time job, Go to museum, BFF with Breandan
Keely- BFF with Kearney, Discover potion
*AN: What an exciting update!! Tearley & Marigold aged up to teens! Yay! Now we'll see who the most poorly adjusted child in the bunch is. :)
Also, I was excited to realize that the Surrounded by Family Lifetime Wish only requires you to raise FIVE children from babies to teens! Mackenzie did it! For some reason (Sims 2), I thought I needed 6 kids, but didn't have the heart to make Mackenzie pregnant again. :)
And what the heck is Slate, the Bartender, up to?
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Shannon scoffed, "Oh yes, those desk jobs are so dangerous!"
"I know!" Tearney said, disgruntled. "Although Dad still found out," he grumbled under his breath.
Marigold put her hands on her hips. "What is your problem anyways? Why don't you like school?"
Tearney turned his head and came down the ladder. "I like school just fine," he said defensively. Plumbobb, would Marigold quit it already?! He peeked over at her to see if she was still staring. Yup. Still staring.
"Well?" she demanded. As competitive as they were with each other, he knew that she would fiercely defend him against the whole word, if need be.
Shrugging helplessly, he said, "It's stupid," he said, trying to change the subject. His mom had suggested writing in a journal to help him with his feelings.
Marigold narrowed her eyes as he left the room.
"There you are!" she said happily when she spotted her daughter with a book in hand.
"That's my girl!" Shannon said, kissing her cheek. "I love you!" Raising her voice, she called out, "Goodbye Kearney!"
Kearney grunted in acknowledgement.
SNOW DAY! Marigold hurried outside with her paints. She couldn't wait to finish work on more artwork!
She headed inside for the gardening seminar...
Violet smiled at her friend. "Is Eam home?"
Niall's eyebrows shot up. "Eam?!"
Violet shrugged. "Yeah, we were in the same study program. I just thought I'd say hi."
"Sure, come on in," Niall said slowly, obviously still surprised Violet wasn't there to see him, but his little brother.
Eam glanced down. "Hi," he lowered his voice. "I hope you didn't get in any trouble," he said, referencing the night her boyfriend, Thorax, had caught them flirting.
Holly glanced up from her homework and then glanced down at her watch. "Sure, Keely. I have to head to work soon anyway. Do you want to stay there while I work? I won't be able to bring you straight back home."
"Oh, that would be wonderful. I can wait ever so patiently!" Keely assured her cousin.
"Okay, go let your dad know and I'll go get ready."
She fed her fish absently.
"Daddy! Hi!" she said excitedly, eager to talk to him. "It was wonderful!" She told him all about her uncommon seed, her gardening seminar, and about how she hoped to grow an Aisling tree!
Breandan grinned as he listened. All of his children were different in their own way. Daisy had always been his wistful dreamer! It's one of the things he loved most about her.
Eam blinked, "Of course," he assured her.
"Thorax broke up with me and I miss him," she admitted unhappily.
"Then... what are you doing here?" Niall asked in confusion. He'd been psyched that Violet had expressed an interest in him and was a little miffed that she was thinking about Thorax.
"Look, he was the one to break up with me! That doesn't mean I'm going to sit around pining for him!" she argued defensively.
Niall pressed his advantage, "I know a way we can make him jealous," he suggested.
Violet narrowed her eyes with annoyance. How juvenile. "Um, no..." she said firmly and watched his shoulders sag. "Umm... maybe I should go..."
Keely arched her brow. "Of course, Holly," she said with a trace of irritation. After all, she had a very high IQ. She could follow simple commands easily.
"Whatcha reading?" a boy across from her asked.
Keely looked up and then looked around. "Are you talking to me?"
The boy rolled his eyes. "Uh. Yeah!" He snickered with the girl next to him.
Keely pursed her lips. "I'm reading about philosophy and logical reasoning," she told him.
"BOR-ING!" the girl laughed.
Keely's cheeks flushed and she buried her nose in the book. If she didn't see them, they didn't exist.
"Give it back!" Keely demanded, kicking at the girl in front of her.
"What is going on here?!" Holly demanded, hurrying to her cousin's side.
The other girl handed Keely back her book with a sheepish look on her face.
Keely's face, however, was streaked with tears.
"We were just having a little fun..." the girl said lamely.
"You should be ashamed of yourself!" Holly snapped. "Come on, Keely. We're going home," she said tightly reaching for Keely's hand. Why did everyone pick on people just because they were different?
She headed across the street to the bistro, hoping to find a diversion. It's definitely no hot spot, she thought looking around. Behind her, she spotted a handsome guy hanging out alone. Hello! she thought with a grin. She was primed to meet someone new.
Despite her funky mood, Violet chuckled, "Do I even want to know what's in it?" she asked.
"Nope. You sure don't,"he teased as he handed her the drink.
The bartender laughed. "It might not taste that good, but it'll make you feel real good."
She took another sip.
"Let's test it. How you doing now?" he asked, leaning against the bar.
Violet looked up from the glass into the most beautiful green eyes she'd seen before. "You know," she said slowly. "I think I'm feeling a lot better already!" His jeans fit those thigh muscles like a glove! she thought dreamily, raking her eyes up and down his muscled form.
The bartender slapped the bar and gave her a thumbs up sign. "That's my girl!" he teased. "Bottoms up!" he said, reaching to clean a glass.
Violet took another drink, watching the bartender under her lashes. Propping her chin in her hand, she leaned against the counter heavily, starting to feel... relaxed... "So you come here alot?" she asked with the slightest slur.
He laughed. And when she said he laughed, he really laughed. He threw his head back and guffawed. It was amazing to watch his adam's apple as it moved. "Maybe I should cut you off!" he told her, handing her some pretzels. "Here. Eat some of those. They'll help take the edge off the liquor," he promised.
"What if I want the edge?" she purred as she popped a few pretzels in her mouth. Mmm.. bar food... yummy!
The bartender stopped and looked at her. She preened under his attention. She could tell he was interested.
So she was surprised when he glanced away. "You look like a real nice girl, but I have a rule about dating chicks I pick up at the bar. It can get... messy..." he said in way of explanation.
Mmm... messy... Violet thought with a shiver. She shook her head. It felt so clunky...
"Look, it's closing time, do you need me to call you a cab? You good to get home?" he asked with concern. If he wasn't mistaken, she was still wet behind the ears. He'd bet money this was her first time drinking.
I want to call Thorax, she thought as she reached into her purse, fumbling for her phone. Dropping it, she swore, then dropped to her knees, managing to spill her purse in the process. "PLUMBBOB!" she muttered, trying to shove everything back in.
The bartender swore viciously under his breath. "Wait. Let me lock up. I'll take you home," he told her, reaching for his keys.
Mackenzie: Kiss Breandan, Earn promotion, Get chemistry table
Breandan: BFF with Daisy
Kearney: (working on maxing handiness skill)
Shannon: Talk to Kearney, Talk to Keely, Earn promotion
Violet:Be friends with Eam, (canceled Jam with another Sim wish), Meet someone new, Have a drink, Eat bar food
Holly: Earn promotion, Become friends with someone (Daisy)
Daisy: Learn gardening skill, Learn cooking skill
Tearney: Practice writing
Marigold: (working on reaching level 4 painting skill)
Keely:Play chess, Read Logic book, Buy Logic book
Mackenzie: Discover potion
Breandan: BFF with Marigold, Daisy & Tearley on Honor Roll
Kearney: Workout 12 hours, Be worth 300k, Master Handiness skill
Shannon: Be worth 300k, Keely ages well
Violet: Be friend with Holly, BFF with Breandan, Go to 5 Hot Spots
Holly:Talk to Mackenzie, Stay on Honor Roll for 3 days
Daisy:Catch new type of fish, Talk to Mackenzie, Cook meal with fish
Tearney:Win a game against Marigold, Take writing class
Marigold: Talk to Mackenzie, Reach Level 4 Painting skill, Go to Museum, BFF with Breandan
Keely: Get a flu shot, Discover potion, Hang christmas lights
*AN - SNOW DAY! Yay! My little sims got a free day to work on some of their wishes! Although, they all got in trouble for skipping Field Trip Day. ( Make up your mind school system!)
I thought it was funny that Violet wanted to be friends with Eam. Niall must have been very surprised when she was there to see his brother instead of him. Doh!
Poor Keely! She just doesn't know how to relate to people it seems!
AND now Violet's an adult! She seems pretty interested in Bartender. We'll see what happens there! Is it just the tequila talking? :P