Thursday, January 31, 2008

Beesly 3: Round 3

Last round, Ashley Beesly and Joshua Martin moved into their new home after graduating from college. However, unlike the other couples of Tranquility Bay they opted not to get married right away. That didn't stop Ashley from getting in the family way, though, and she soon gave birth to a son named Steven. She was also able to reach her lifetime want of becoming a celebrity chef thanks to some planning ahead in her teen years.

Hi, guys...oh, sorry. It looks like I'm interrupting something.

Joshua: Oh, hi mysterious voice. Yeah, we're kind of in the middle of...

Say no more.

No, this isn't disturbing at all...

Joshua: What? We're passionate about each other.

Apparently so.

Ashley: I don't feel so good.

Joshua: You must have had some bad food.

I have another idea...

Uh-oh...get into bed, Joshua. Can't have you spreading that around.

Ahh, there's the young'n. Glad to see they're still remembering to feed you.

At least he has an attentive mother...

Ashley: Joshua's a fine father. He's just busy with his work right now.

Speaking of his work...let's demand cash.

Nice. I wish I could choose to promote myself.

Congratulations, Joshua.

Joshua: Thanks!

Any more thoughts about tying the knot?

Joshua: Not right now. Things are going just fine the way they are.


Looks like Steve likes the older women...

Ashley: Hey mysterious voice! Come here!

What's up?

Ashley: I was doing some cleaning, and look what I found.


Ashley: Of people, kids, who I've never seen. And there's more...who are these people?

It's a long story. But right now I should really be checking up on your son...

Yeah, I think it's time Danielle made her exit. Thanks for coming by, he'll call you when he's a teen.

I see you've got a new hobby.

Ashley: I really want Steve to be eating the best food.

Make that Steve and a sibling...

Ashley: I hope Joshua is ok with this.

Ashley: Say "chair"

Steve: No!

How do they learn to say "no" so fast?

Joshua? You're actually helping with a birthday?

Joshua: Ashley's a bit preoccupied. She found these pictures, and it's really freaking her out.

What a handsome young man.

Steve: Thanks!

Ashley, you're pregnant. Get back inside.

Ashley: What? I am a pleasure sim, after all.

You're helping with the homework, too?

Joshua: Between the garden and those pictures Ashley barely has time for anything else.

Well, at least the gardening is paying off.

Baby time! And of course she's giving birth in the bathroom.

Ashley: Meet our second son, John!

And I can see he has his father's skin...

Wow, Joshua. You actually look pretty thrilled.

Joshua: What are you talking about? Why wouldn't I be happy?

Well...for starters you're a romance Sim...

Steve: I got an A+!

Great job! If you're looking for your mom she's in the garden.

More pictures?

Ashley: I put them all together. I think they're trying to tell me something...

I highly doubt that, Ashley.

What are you doing now?

Ashley: I'm going to figure this out if it kills me! There must be a reason there are these pictures in my house!

There is a reason, and trust me it's not as mysterious as you think.

Hey, look. Steven brought home a friend. Sadly, you two are cousins to there isn't much farther it can go.

Happy birthday, dear John...

He looks just like his dad, too.

Wow Joshua, you're really playing the father role this week.

Joshua: Well Ashley's still a bit obsessed with her garden and those pictures. I have to admit, they are kind of creepy.

Looks like another new friend for Steve...what is it with the men in this town meeting girls in their pajamas?

Still working in the garden?

Ashley: Yup. I still don't understand what those pictures are about, though.

Look, I'll explain it to you, but it will have to wait until next week. The week is over.

Ashley: Oh, come on! hands are tied.

A Message From the Mysterious Voice: So here's the real story of those pictures. When I gutted the houses from Tranquility Acres to make the affordable, some of them had pictures on the walls of the Sims that used to live there. The pictures have been there since the beginning-I just couldn't bring myself to delete them. Now that I'm writing the file limit "monster" into this story, I figured the pictures could come into play.

And now, it's time for the Class of Round 3 Graduation Ceremony!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Caligula 1: Round 3

Last round, Kalliope was feeling a bit out of sorts, though she wouldn't reveal exactly why. Her husband Matthew continued to advance in the medical career. Meanwhile, the couple's son London grew from a toddler to a child. Soon Kalliope was pregnant again and gave birth to a second son, Rome.

Good morning, Kalliope.

Kalliope: Morning, mysterious voice.

Feeling better this week?

Kalliope: I don't know. I still have this feeling...but I can't quite describe it.

Well, if you figure it out let me know.

Man, that's one flooded bathroom.

Matthew: You're telling me. And with a toddler around we can't let these puddles sit here.

Great job, Kalliope. But I have to say, you don't look too happy.

Kalliope: No, I am. I just wish I knew what was bothering me.

You're getting close, Matthew!

And look who came back over? It's Rachel, no doubt trying to steal my narrator duties again.

Kalliope: So how's school going, London?

London: It's ok. I have a hard time concentrating, though.

Really? Interesting...

Kalliope: So honey, remember how we were talking about having another baby?

Matthew: Yeah...

Kalliope: Well, we're having one.

Hopefully this one will be a girl.

You two are so close. It's really very cute.

Kalliope: I don't know why, but we seem to have this bond that I just don't have with Rome.

Speaking of Rome, I think it's time for a birthday!

Well I'm not crazy about the pink pajamas, but I'm glad your mother's skin is finally showing up.

Rome: Thanks, mysterious voice.

Is everybody ready for baby number 3?

Kalliope: I hope so.

Rome: So is Mom really having another baby?

London: Yeah-and it's getting your room!

Such a typical big brother.

Woo! Way to go, Matthew!

Matthew: Thanks.

Another day, another birthday.

Hmm, I think you'd better start working out. Anyway, have you picked your aspiration?

London: I sure have.

London: I want a life of romance.

Really? Are you sure?

London: Yup!

....Ok, fine.

Matthew: Come on, buddy. Let's tackle that homework of yours.

Rome: Ok, Dad.

Looks like that's going to have to wait. It's baby time!


Kalliope: We've got our baby girl! Meet Paris!

So is Paris going to be your last one?

Kalliope: I think so. We just wanted to have at least one of each, and my lifetime want is to graduate 3 kids from college. 3 is the perfect number for us.

Hmm, I think I can see some possibilities here.

Nice job, Kalliope!

Kalliope: Thanks.

Looks like these two get along pretty well.

London: Well, she's really pretty. But she's all into family and I don't really like that.

Well, don't you think you might be leading her on?

London: No...she knows where I stand. If she wants to be with me it's cool.

Ok, whatever you say.

Let's chill that school!

Or not...

Rome: I got an A+!

At least somebody had a good day.

Odd conversation topic with your little brother, London.

London: What? He has to learn...

Hey, who's this?

London: This is Brigid.

What happened to...

London: What? It's not like we were going steady or anything.

I feel like I should be watching the date outside, but we've got bigger things going on in here. Happy first birthday, Paris!

What a cutie. I wonder if she'll have her mother's skin.

Kalliope: Come on, sweetie. Come to Mommy.

So any ideas on what was making you feel strange?

Kalliope: No. It's the weirdest thing. I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually, though.

Wow, she brought over a TV. She must really like London.

But Brigid came back over...and she does match the trees.

Hey, who's this?

London: This is Aquamarine...what's your last name?

Aquamarine: Rosada.

Hey, that'd Brigid's last name...he wouldn't...

Yup. He would.

Aquamarine: Are you kidding me? You just were on a date with my sister.

At least one of them has some sense.

Still haven't found the right one?

London: Right one? There's so many...

You know, the least you could do for these girls is to get dressed for the date.

London: What? We're not going anywhere.

Hmm, Brigid brought a better gift.

And there's our little heiress...splashing in the puddles her mom's trying to clean.

Kalliope: Yeah-she's going to be our last one.

I don't blame you.

That's it? You guys had the special bookshelf...

London: Well, I was busy with other things.

So is anyone coming to college with you?

London: Well, Aracely said she wanted to come. So I guess she's coming with me.

Ok, but something tells me that isn't going to end well...

A Message From the Mysterious Voice: Man, that's a lot of dates in one round. I thought it was kind of cool how Aquamarine refused to go on a date with London even though their relationship was in the 80's. Also, I saw another first on this lot-a sim autonomously potty train a toddler. Right after teaching Paris to walk, Kalliope put her on the training potty without me telling her to. I didn't know Sims would do that-or maybe Kalliope is just that awesome. On a side note, I have no idea why London doesn't have his mother's freckles. Matthew is a CAS sim and I'm assuming Kalliope was too when I downloaded her family to make townies, so hers should always be dominant, right?