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15th Jul 2006, 4:26 PM
This story takes place in Denmark, and even though Silkeborg IS a real city here (and a beautiful one at that), the story is completely fictional (well, not completely, some of it was inspired by one of my friends).
In the beginning I came up with standard English names for the characters (just to please you guys), but I wanted it to be a bit more realistic – so I changed them into standard Danish names instead (most first named also easily pronounced in English). Hope you guys don’t mind.
As it is my very first story I hope you will be kind to me – and now, done with the intro. I hope you will enjoy the story. :P
NOTE: This chapter contains WooHoo, a little talk about WooHoo, and some violence. Just so that everyone’s warned.
Chapter 1 – The Beginning and the Party
I was a simple girl all of my life. Not pretty, but not ugly. I had a normal childhood. My parents were a bit strict, but I guess that’s alright. After all, I am their only daughter. They also have a son, my big brother, Jan. Oh, right, my name is Michelle Lauritsen, by the way.
When I turned 16 I went to boarding school. I am a bit shy, but I made a few friends.
I had never had a boyfriend up until this time, but that was about to change. When I was home for the weekend I met a guy at a small party – Peter Larsson. He was sweet and funny and seemed to really like me. He became my first boyfriend, and we were together a few months. We hadn’t WooHooed at this point though, since I didn’t feel ready yet. He was a few years older than me – 21 – so I knew he was hoping we’d get there soon, but he wasn’t pressuring me.
I went home for the weekend, which I did ever so often, because I wanted to visit Peter. We became closer each week.
We went to a private party where I had a lot of fun, and had some alcohol… I wasn’t much of a drinker, so I guess I shouldn’t have been drinking that much.
(And notice – in Denmark, which is where I live, the legal age for drinking is 16! So I wasn’t doing anything illegal.)
Eventually I passed out, and Peter carried me into the bedroom, where he kissed me on the forehead. “Feel better, honey”. Peter went back into the living room with the others, where he continued partying.
I don’t know how much time passed, but suddenly I felt a presence in the room. I thought it was Peter, especially when he bent down beside the bed and caressed my hair unsteadily in a drunken manner. I mumbled “Hey Peter”, and he replied with “This isn’t Peter… now shut up, girl!”
Suddenly I felt very sober, but my body wouldn’t function right. I was too drunk to put up much of a fight. Who was this? It was dark, and I couldn’t really tell. “Please, no… who are you?” He laid himself on top of me – he was very heavy and I had trouble breathing. I tried calling out for help, but he immediately put his hand over my mouth to strangle my attempt.
Suddenly there was a person in the doorway. “Martin, what are you doing? Are you cheating on me again?” “Nah, girl… she’s the one who wants it! She’s begging me for it!”
Then I knew all too well who it was that was way too close to me. It was the guy throwing the party, known to be a bit of a loverboy. His girlfriend, Sarah, always had trouble keeping him all to herself, and they had a pretty open relationship.
“Alright Martin, but this means you won’t be getting’ something from me tonight!” Sarah spat, then left the room, and closed to door. We were all alone again.
He fondled me everywhere and began pulling off my pants and panties just down over my hips. I shrieked, and he told me that I had best be quiet, or he’d bring his knife into the game. He opened up his own trousers and moved all to close…
… A few minutes later it was over. I had lost my virginity. Had he even used protection? I didn’t know. Didn’t really care. I felt numb, both inside and outside. I dozed off into a restless sleep, where nightmares consumed me.
Comments are of course appreciated.
I will be updating again soon if you guys think the story is worth reading. ;)
15th Jul 2006, 4:29 PM
It is worth reading. Its a great start and I look forward to more
15th Jul 2006, 4:50 PM
Hmmm.... Pretty Cool. I'd like to read more.
15th Jul 2006, 5:45 PM
Thanks for FB'ing guys. :P
Actually I have already written the whole story - there are 23 chapters. :D And it's not your typical Sims Story I think. Lots of twists and stuff like that. ;)
15th Jul 2006, 7:01 PM
interesting start, as soon as I saw that "bed" I knew something was bound to happen...look forward to updates.:)
15th Jul 2006, 7:12 PM
I'm looking forward to reading more, it really gives the reader an emotional feel to the character. But why didn't she tell Sarah what was really going on?
15th Jul 2006, 7:13 PM
Hana_Chann: Good question. I guess she didn't really think straight at that particular moment.
Jenny: Hehe, yeah, that bed is pretty easy to recognize... :D
Thanks for the FB! :)
15th Jul 2006, 11:32 PM
NOTE: This chapter contains a little swearing and stuff.
Chapter 2: The Consequences
When the morning came, I found myself all alone in the room, and very hung over. Could it have been nothing but a terrible nightmare? Then I felt the shattering pain in my… private areas. It had definitely not been a nightmare.
I got my mind together as well as my clothes, found a mirror and tried to look somewhat decent again. Then I went into the living room, where a bunch of people were laying around on couches and on the floor, including Martin, who was the only one awake. He looked at me with a filthy smile on his face and put his finger over his lips, telling me to be quiet about the recent events. He made me shiver with disgust and fear.
Peter was nowhere to be seen though.
I ran into the kitchen to get away from Martin, and found Peter looking out the window, sipping a cup of coffee. I felt ashamed of the activities that had happened during the night, and decided not to tell him about it… at least not right away.
When he saw me, he looked at me with disgust.
“How could you do this to me, Michelle? How? I thought we had something special. He11, you even told me you loved me, that you wanted me to be your first, that you just weren’t ready… and then you… you… you just go and WooHoo with some random guy? And HIM? That Romeo, who’s been on every girl this side of Pleasantview! How COULD you?!”
He had raised his voice and was almost yelling at me. I didn’t understand. What was going on? If he knew… why hadn’t he stopped it? Did he think I had agreed to it? I tried explaining it to him, but I only made a few words slip my lips, then I started crying hysterically.
“Yeah, you’re not fooling me with that act. Sarah told me all about it. She saw the two of you together. And when Martin came out of the room he wouldn’t stop bragging at how good you were and how much you enjoyed it. He even said that you acted as if this definitely wasn’t your first time; that you were very experienced! How do you think that makes me feel, huh? How many have you been with, Michelle? How many?”
“I… I… I never… it wasn’t… he… he forced me…”
“Right. Like I would ever believe that. You think I hadn’t noticed how you flirted with him all last night? How stupid do I look?! I never want to see you again, NEVER! Get the he11 out of here right now.”
“But I… I love you… he raped me! There… I said it… he…”
The world blurred before my eyes, and my throat closed up on me. I felt like I was going to throw up.
“Do you think I’m stupid?! Get OUT of here! I never ever want to lay eyes on you again. Now, FU*K OFF!”
I ran out of the apartment, completely broken. How… what… why would Martin say that about me? I felt frozen inside, just wanting to go home, and apart from that, my heart was broken. How could Peter take that scumbag’s word over mine? I decided to block the event from my mind. Apparently nobody would ever believe me.
15th Jul 2006, 11:50 PM
Martin is so....AGH! And why didnt Peter believe her???
16th Jul 2006, 12:04 AM
Because Peter is sort of a scumbag too. :P
16th Jul 2006, 12:18 AM
good update,i like the chair leg stabbing the girl on the floor!!!! lol lol
16th Jul 2006, 12:23 AM
Joanne: Yes, you know it's been a great party when you don't notice that a chair has pierced your leg... :lol:
Thanks for the FB. ;) :)
16th Jul 2006, 1:26 AM
Okay I'm hooked - very good start, can't wait to see more.
16th Jul 2006, 5:05 AM
That's so sad...I hope she tells her family what happens and everything turns out okay...maybe it'll be easier for her since she already told Martin..
16th Jul 2006, 5:43 AM
Cool story, um, I like how you integrated an "item" from sexysims2 into the story
16th Jul 2006, 11:40 AM
Great story !
Can't wait to see the following chapters !
Those men are scumbags ! Go kickboxing Michelle !
16th Jul 2006, 6:08 PM
Chapter 3: But Life Goes On
After the incident, the days kind of just passed without me knowing it. My roommate in the boarding school, Vivian, seemed sincerely worried about me, but I just couldn’t tell her what had happened. I gave her a vague explanation of a bad break-up between me and Peter, so I guess she just assumed that was why I seemed so depressed.
I started faking illness when I was at home during the weekends so that I didn’t have to go to the school until Monday, where I also laid in bed the whole day a lot, faking stomach issues. The good news was that I wasn’t pregnant – it was a great relief when my period finally came.
Time passed, and I started feeling better about myself. I was afraid of the guys though, that they might hurt me in some way. It took quite a while before I even started thinking about getting a boyfriend again…
When I was 17 my boarding school life was over – I said goodbye to all of my friends, knowing very well that most of the friendships would fall apart within few months, seeing as we lived scattered all over the country.
I went to HF, which is a kind of a college – it prepares you for a higher education. I didn’t know what kind of an education I wanted though, but it is always good to have the possibility, if I ever did decide.
At school I met a girl with whom I became very good friends, Anne Thorbjørn. She was the first person besides Peter that I told about the rape. She was so good about it… and she believed every word I said. I was very relieved when I had told her, and our friendship became even closer.
She convinced me to start going to some parties again, and I must admit I had fun. I wasn’t so scared of guys anymore – from experience through others I had realized that they weren’t all bad. Vivian, my roommate from the boarding school, had just gotten engaged – I was still in touch with her, but mainly through e-mails and such. If she could find love, then perhaps I could too?
At one of the parties I saw a guy that I’d never seen before. He looked shy and out of place at the party, and perhaps this was what attracted me to him. He looked like he couldn’t hurt a fly.
Of course I didn’t have the guts to approach him, but after whispering a bit to Anne about him, she jumped up from her chair and walked right up to him. I tried stopping her, but she would hear nothing of it.
A few minutes later she came back with some information on him. His name was Lorenzo Salvatore – his family was from Italy, which explained his foreign name. He was born in Denmark though. He didn’t have a girlfriend, and I had been right – he was very shy. In fact, he was so shy that when I tried spotting him through the crowd again, he had disappeared. But he stayed in my mind…
16th Jul 2006, 6:32 PM
16th Jul 2006, 6:54 PM
Hmmm ... he IS a looker. I can see the appeal. Not too girly, yet not too rugged. :)
It's great that Anne is around ... at the right time for Michelle. Hope to see more updates soon.
Oh, and it's great that you are basing your story on a location you know using names you know. I have read Sims stories in the past where someone describes a location I have visited, and I find myself wondering, "Huh? That doesn't exist in that city!" It's really a good idea for a writer to know about or do some research on the location, time period, culture or physical condition* of the characters he or she writes about. It makes the story much more appealing to read.
*For instance, I read in one story about a labor so short, I think that hiccups would last longer! I WISH labor was that short (I'm a Mom of two kids).
16th Jul 2006, 7:05 PM
Thanks for your FB's. :)
Gazania - thankyou very much for your comments. And you're right, it does make things just a little more realistic if you actually know something about the stuff you write about. ;)
Note: I, myself, think that Lorenzo is quite attractive. I wish my husband looked like that... LOL. Ah, just kidding. :P
16th Jul 2006, 7:35 PM
Great update, I like the new guy he's a much better looking guy than her last boyfriend and I get a good vibe from him. I hope things turn out well
16th Jul 2006, 9:16 PM
Oooh, yes! This is cool! I hope she gets with that guy and he doesn't treat her like crap.
16th Jul 2006, 9:19 PM
Don't worry - I'll update tomorrow. :) No hints as to what's gonna happen... ;)
17th Jul 2006, 11:43 AM
Chapter 4: Are You the One?
Luckily for me, Anne got herself a boyfriend, René. Why is that lucky for me? Well, because, you see, he was best friends with Lorenzo, and through him I got Lorenzo’s cell phone number. I was very nervous about writing him a text message, but after a lot of soul searching, I finally did it!
At first he didn’t know who I was – and who could blame him? I had only seen him one time, and perhaps he hadn’t even seen me there? But we chatted a bit back and forth via text messages, and I found out that he was an only child and had his own apartment here in Silkeborg.
I guess Anne got a bit frustrated with me all buried in my cell phone all the time chatting with Lorenzo, so she set up a blind date. Well, a blind double date, that is, because she went too, along with René. We ordered in some pizza and then went to a movie. I had a lot of fun, and at the end of the date, Lorenzo walked me home.
When we got to my parents’ house, he looked very nervous… as if he was about to ask me to marry him or something. But eventually he got himself together and took my hands… he said that he was already falling for me, and he hoped that I felt the same way. Of course I said I did – he was everything I’d ever dreamed of.
Then he leaned in and kissed me softly on the lips. First I got a little scared – remember, I hadn’t been this close to any guy since the rape – but then I felt totally safe, and I just went with it.
When he put his arms around me and kissed me romantically, I felt my heart pounding, and my legs felt soft beneath me. Yes – I was in love.
The next long time I was very happy. I was in love, school went great, and everything was perfect. Nothing could destroy my happiness. I even got a job at a fast food restaurant so that I could save up some money to get my own apartment. It was hard work, but it was well worth it. I made good money and was careful not to spend too much. I calculated a bit and found out that if I kept this job, I could afford to get my own apartment in the upcoming summer – it was now November.
And everything went great with Lorenzo, too. He was so caring and sweet – and I even found out that he was a virgin! He didn’t pressure me at all to WooHoo with him, and when we’d been together for 4 months I decided to tell him about my secret.
I planned a beautiful meal on a weekend where my parents and Jan was at a family birthday. I excused myself because of “a virus” – my parents probably wouldn’t approve of me spending an evening all alone with a 19 year old guy when I was only 17.
Anyway, this was the day of our 4 months anniversary, and everything had to be perfect. I cooked lime seared prawns and served a delicious dessert too. He told me it was the best he’d ever tasted, and I was overjoyed.
Later on we sat on the couch watching a movie. Well, the movie was playing, but we were concentrated on each other.
I took a deep breath – and began telling him about the terrible night with Martin. I felt that he needed to know in order for our relationship to mature.
At first he seemed baffled, and I was afraid that he, too, would take me as a liar. Apparently he knew both Martin and Peter, much to my surprise, and I was worried he might think that I was making it up. He looked at me with anger in his eyes – no – could he really react this way? Was he mad at me? Perhaps for not telling him sooner? Or didn’t he believe me?
He jumped up from the couch with fire in his eyes. “How could you not have told me?” he began. Tears welded up in my eyes. Was this for real? “Alright, I have to go now”, he said, steaming with rage.
“No… please don’t go…” I cried. He looked at me – furious!
17th Jul 2006, 11:58 AM
oh no!i hope they sort it out or him goes and punches the guy who raped her!
17th Jul 2006, 4:34 PM
Oh, not ANOTHER clown who believes that liar!!!! Maybe she should move far, far away .... to Brooklyn! Though probably with her luck, she'll meet Martin's friends there, too.
Or, as Joanne1977 wrote, is he just going to pay Martin a little visit? Oh, please update soon!
17th Jul 2006, 6:20 PM
I'll update tomorrow. Promise. :P
17th Jul 2006, 6:35 PM
Hey I just read this all...wow poor Michelle! Does Lorenzo dont belive her or is he out for revenge? :) Nice work.
17th Jul 2006, 6:39 PM
Oh no! That's terrible, I hope she finds a good guy who understands her...she deserves it.
17th Jul 2006, 7:06 PM
I'm so hooked on this story!
I can't wait for the next update. :D
17th Jul 2006, 7:12 PM
It makes me so happy to hear that you are enjoying my story! :)
Alright, I'll update later today instead. Chapter 5 is ready anyway, and it's one of my favourites. ;)
17th Jul 2006, 8:07 PM
I can't wait!!
17th Jul 2006, 8:46 PM
NOTE: This chapter contains WooHoo and also partial nudity (only a little). :P
Chapter 5: It Gets Serious
“Please, Lorenzo… don’t go! I’m so sorry!”
Lorenzo looked at me; his dark eyes seemed so angry yet still balanced.
“I have to go. I’m gonna kill that Martin!”
What? Was I hearing this correctly? He wasn’t mad at me? He was mad at Martin. Suddenly I got overflowed with emotions and started sobbing right then and there.
Lorenzo ran over to hold me and wiped the tears off my face. “What’s the matter, sweetie?” he asked in a very soft voice.
“I… I thought… I thought you were mad at me…” I cried.
“What? How could I be mad at YOU? You didn’t do anything wrong! Besides… I could never be mad at you. I love you. Don’t you know that?” And I did know it. I told him that I loved him too – that was the very first time we’d said that – and then I kissed him tenderly.
“But I still have to go, you know” he said in a calm manner. “I have to kick Martin’s @$$. And Peter’s too. Nobody does that kind of thing without any punishment. Especially not to you.”
“Just forget it… it was a long time ago. Besides, you could get hurt” I said, trying to convince him to stay. At first it didn't work at all – he was very worked up and incredibly angry! – but after begging him to stay for a while, it did the trick. We sat down on the couch again, cuddling and chatting a little about all sorts of things. He always knew how to make me smile and feel good about myself.
Suddenly I felt so sure of this relationship that I wanted to take it to the next level – so I kissed him. First softly, then more passionate. He moved a little away from me, studying my eyes. Then he kissed me with more feeling that I had ever felt before, causing all my nerves to tingle and sparkle.
He gently led me down on the couch where we made out for the first time.
I felt my urge for him rising and asked him if we should move this into the bedroom. He willingly followed me.
The night we spent together was exhilarating. Sparks flowed, fireworks exploded, and my love for him rose to an incredible level. I wasn’t nervous at all, and my memory of the rape was far, far away from my mind as Lorenzo and I merged into one.
17th Jul 2006, 8:53 PM
:yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: he beleived her! :cdance: :thumb:
17th Jul 2006, 9:02 PM
Yaaaay! :D ;)
17th Jul 2006, 9:25 PM
She deserves this guy. :D
I hope nothing bad happens!
17th Jul 2006, 9:29 PM
Oh no, my "somthingbadisgonnahappen" sences are tingeling, but yay, alteast she can be happy now!
17th Jul 2006, 9:33 PM
This is really awsome and he believed her he believed her!
18th Jul 2006, 8:11 PM
Chapter 6: The Next Morning
That next morning I found myself lying in Lorenzo’s arms with a happy smile on my face. I looked at the clock – it was already 11 am. I guessed it must have been pretty late last night. Lorenzo was already awake and had just enjoyed lying with his arms wrapped tightly around me.
I turned around to face him and looked into his deep, brown eyes. “I love you, Michelle”. “And I love you, Lorenzo”. We kissed, and I snuggled into his strong arms. Nothing could break us up… and nothing could destroy this perfect moment.
Suddenly I heard the door slamming. “I’m telling you, Julie, Fred will never change! He is a drunk! You might as well admit it.”
“No, Per! Perhaps he had a little too much to drink last night and… well, he said a few stupid things… but that was no reason to leave so early!”
“Oh my God! My parents are back!” I almost shouted. Lorenzo jumped up from the bed, realized that he was completely naked, and jumped back under the covers.
I giggled a little. It looked so funny. I was wearing my sweetest underwear, so I hurried up and closed and locked the door to my room.
“Alright… we might as well come clean. They’re bound to find out anyway, because we haven’t even cleaned up after last night” I exclaimed nervously. Lorenzo squirmed a bit under the covers and then finally got out of the bed, looking very scared. “Um, do we have to? I mean… eh, couldn’t you just tell them that you had a visit from… eh, Anne? Or, or… well, I could jump out the window, and nobody would ever know I was here!”
“Ha ha, you’re so silly, Lorenzo” I giggled.
“Come on, it will be alright. Besides, they’ve been talking about how much they’ve wanted to meet you for quite some time now. This time is as good as ever. Now, get your clothes on, and then we’ll go out there together.”
“Per, I just don’t like the way you’re talking about my brother! He is not an alcoholic. He is just depressed because Laura left him last month”, Julie told her husband.
Jan interrupted her “I’m just glad we left when we did. Who knows what could have happened? And aside from Dad’s quarrel with uncle Fred, the weekend was extremely boring!” Julie sighed as Jan gave her a glorious smile. He always knew how to charm his parents.
“Honey! Are you feeling better?” my Dad shouted in my room’s direction.
“Uh, yeah, Dad, I’m fine… I’ll be out in a minute…”
18th Jul 2006, 9:15 PM
This story is getting good! Great update! I'm glad that Lorenzo trusts Michelle.
18th Jul 2006, 9:20 PM
Good. He IS a keeper. And dang, he has a nice body.
But now, it's a little awkward. I don't think it would be too classy to stroll out of the bedroom and say "hi" to Mom and Dad. I know if my kids' boyfriend or girlfriend did that, I might not be too enthused. Although I have told my kids that if they DO have sex outside of marriage, to please be smart enough to use protection. With my daughter, if the guy seems like a nice young man who works hard, is seriously in love with my daughter, uses protection until they are ready to have kids, and takes care of her, I wouldn't be nearly as angry.
If they play their cards right, she MIGHT be able to create a diversion while he sneaks into another room, or angle the family so they couldn't see him come out. THEN he can come out to meet the parents. Or he might be able to sneak out of the window and come around. Of course, if Pollysue the nosy neighbor is weeding her petunias, or the sprinklers are on, or the room is on the second floor, they might need another plan. :)
Oh, yeah. The truth. That might work. :)
18th Jul 2006, 9:33 PM
This is an amazing story, I'm sorry I didn't comment before. I was waiting to see if it kept going or if you stopped like a lot of stories do. I love this, and I hope you keep writing this. I need to know more!
gazania- Psh, she should just say he came over to make sure she was feeling better, especially since her parents were going to be out all night, and being the sweet and wonderful guy he is, just had to take care of her.
18th Jul 2006, 9:49 PM
hehehe busted!!!!wow where did you get his skin from?
18th Jul 2006, 9:58 PM
Thanks a lot for your comments. :P
Joanne: I do believe his skin is one of Louis' at Simcribbling - one of the older ones I believe. But I can check the next time I play. :)
Gazania: In Denmark the main part of all young people have sex outside of marriage, unless they're religious - which not a lot of people are here. And their 'first time' is also getting lower and lower - it's not unusual for a 14 y/o to have sex. :blink: I think 16 y/o for the first time is pretty normal.
But that wasn't the point. Just a comment. :D
I'll update again soon - probably tomorrow. :)
18th Jul 2006, 11:15 PM
I really like its so intresting. One of those "Whats going to happen next?" kinda stories. Keep up the great work!
18th Jul 2006, 11:20 PM
great story! very addicting:D
18th Jul 2006, 11:31 PM
great story! very addicting:D I have to agree that it is a very good story and that it is addicting... Ive bookmarked this story
18th Jul 2006, 11:32 PM
Weeee thanks everybody! I love your FB's. :P :)
19th Jul 2006, 12:53 AM
Great update, I almost cried when he said he was mad at Martin and was going to hurt them for what he did to her, he's a deviate keeper and I love his body! Where can I get the mesh for that?! lol. I can;t wait for the next chapter, I love lozeno ^^
19th Jul 2006, 1:19 AM
ok thanks,i thought it looked really good!nice 6 pack!
19th Jul 2006, 1:47 PM
Great story! Michelle is so pretty. For some reason that hair looks ridiculous on all my sims, but it looks perfect on her :)
19th Jul 2006, 1:55 PM
i've been reading your story since the beginning, &since you said such nice things about mine i figured i'd come on over &tell you how much i've loved yours since you posted it!
19th Jul 2006, 3:13 PM
Aaw thanks Brodie. :P
liis: Yes, I was surprised about the hair thing too. I've tried it on a bunch of other sims, and it did look... hrm, not so good. But Michelle is quite pretty with it for some reason. :)
19th Jul 2006, 4:30 PM
oooh! Can't wait for next chapter! :D I hope everything works out :o
19th Jul 2006, 5:59 PM
Notice: The next few chapters probably won't make you jump around the room in excitement - but I believe that if there's tension, cliffhangers, and excitement in each chapter, it kinda takes the reality out of the story. Anyway, I hope you'll like them nonetheless. :)
Chapter 7: The Encounter
“Hey, look, Mom and Dad! Michelle’s got a visitor!” Jan yelled in excitement, pointing at us. It wasn’t easy to tell that he was two years older than me. What an idiot.
“Uh, hi, Mom and Dad… you see, what happened was that…” I tried.
“Alright, young missy, who is this young man?” my father demanded to know.
“It’s, uh, it’s Lorenzo”. My parents looked suspiciously at each other, while Jan openly glared at us with a stupid grin on his face. “Yo, Sis, did you two just WooHoo?” he asked, winking knowingly in my direction.
Both mine and Lorenzo’s faces turned completely red in an instant. I smiled uncomfortably.
“Eh, no… eh… well… eh, that’s none of your business, Jan”, I said, trying to keep my cool, unsuccessfully.
“Michelle!” my Mom burst out. I felt kind of ashamed, but come to think of it, I was nearly 18 years old and fully capable of making my own decisions. “What, Mom? I can do whatever I want. You said you wanted to meet Lorenzo, well, here he is. We’ve been together for 4 months now.”
I could tell that both my mother and father worked the problem in their heads, not being able to decide if they were mad, pleased, disappointed, or just confused. I think my Dad at least landed on confused. “But… but, weren’t you sick? Did, did he come here to take care of you last night, because you felt so bad, or, or… eh…” my dad rambled on. He never had quite the way with words.
“Oh, come on, Per, can’t you see it? She faked it! Just so that she could stay home with her boyfriend. Dear lord… well, I must admit, I am a little disappointed in you, Michelle.”
I swallowed something. My Mom was very unpleasant when she was mad, and she was able to make you feel incredibly guilty and to admit everything. I’m surprised she wasn’t a cop; she’d be perfect at making criminals confess.
“Michelle, dear… why did you think you had to hide this from us? I always knew you were serious about Lorenzo from the way you talked about him. I am actually surprised we didn’t meet him sooner. He sounds like a good guy. Hi, Lorenzo. I am Julie, and this is Per… and over there is Jan”. Jan waved goofily, still wearing that stupid grin.
Julie stepped closer and took Lorenzo’s hand. “Welcome to the family, honey” she smiled at him.
My Dad sighed and mumbled something that sounded like “hello”, went into the living room, and turned on the TV. A game was on.
A heavy weight had been lifted from my shoulders, and I could tell Lorenzo felt the same way. I heard a loud sigh coming from him, and I gazed up into his eyes. He smiled at me. We both knew this was going to be alright. Then my Mom made omelettes for everyone, and we sat down at the dinner table – me, Lorenzo, my Mom, and Jan. After a while my Dad joined us. Oh yes, this was going to be just fine…
19th Jul 2006, 6:08 PM
Yay Im glad her family took it well. I just hope nothing bad happens soon...
19th Jul 2006, 6:39 PM
lol, i wouldnt have wanted to be lorenzo at that moment.
Great story! I like the way you write, helps us really relate to the charactors. Its also cool to see the differences between U.S. and Denmark's cultures
19th Jul 2006, 6:44 PM
Thanks for FB's and compliments. :) :P
xsamsx29: Nah, I do believe Lorenzo wasn't quite comfortable with the whole situation. :D
There are big differences between the cultures? Well, of course, I know there is ;) but is it very obvious through the story? I'm just curious. Never been to the US - only experienced it through movies and such. :D
EDIT: By the way, I don't think Michelle's father has quite warmed up to Lorenzo yet. Pretty typical fathers - and Lorenzo does look like the typical 'charmer', so of course her father seems a bit uncomfortable with the whole thing - but (also pretty common) it is his wife that is in control. ;)
19th Jul 2006, 7:09 PM
Well, speaking as a parent, you certainly got the initial reaction down pat! But also as a parent ... yes, an American one ... I would realize that yes, I could object to the woo-hoo all I want, but it's not going to do a whole lot of good with an older teen who is considered old enough to know what's what in my culture. (I know that in parts of Europe, the age where children are considered old enough to know about sex and alcohol is much lower than here. I'm not sure about Denmark. I read it was 15 somewhere. I know you wrote that it was in the mid-teens.) I'd be keeping an eye on Lorenzo for a time to make sure he's not playing my daughter (and I'd do that even if the girl was 25!), but life must go on.
Good job! Update, please, soon!
19th Jul 2006, 7:53 PM
OMG cool great story i dont have a BF yet my friends tell me to get one lol i am only thirteen sorry for off topic great story please update soon
19th Jul 2006, 8:00 PM
OH MY LORD how ı never saw this story before its wonderful,5 star :beer:
your so talented vinhou
please keep goin
19th Jul 2006, 8:01 PM
I love this story. :D :D :D
I hope nothing bad happens. !! :(
19th Jul 2006, 8:06 PM
19th Jul 2006, 8:59 PM
Thanks all! :D
Don't worry - I'll be sure to continue this story, right until the end. After all, all the chapters are already finished. ;)
20th Jul 2006, 12:09 AM
YAY please continue soon! :)
20th Jul 2006, 2:39 PM
Chapter 8: What the Future Holds
Now that I had introduced Lorenzo to my parents, regardless of the circumstances, I felt that Lorenzo and I were very serious about each other. And with my 18th birthday approaching, I had bared to scrape together enough money to be able to get my own apartment. However, Lorenzo surprised me.
“How about you came to live with me… in my apartment? I have enough room, and we could save a lot of money by sharing it. Besides, then we could be together all the time! What do you think?”
Of course I was very pleased with his suggestion – so a week after I turned 18 I moved in with him. I redecorated the apartment with the money I had saved up, because, let’s face it… the apartment looked like a true bachelor pad. Not exactly my style.
But after I redecorated it, it was actually very nice!
However, I do believe I overdid the bedroom just a little… Lorenzo found it too feminine, I wonder why?
We planned to have my parents over for dinner, and Lorenzo suggested that we invited his parents too. I hadn’t met them yet, because they lived 100 miles away. The only reason Lorenzo lived so far away from them was that he had gotten a job here as a mechanic’s apprentice.
I hesitated a little. I was mildly scared of meeting them. Lorenzo always talked lovingly about them, but it also seemed as though he was a little intimidated by them, as if they were a bit controlling of him. But fair is fair, he had met my parents, so of course I wanted to meet them. So they were invited too.
Lorenzo seemed anxious at the arrival of his parents. He put an extreme effort into his hair, and he even shaved his beard and put on his nice clothes.
In my mind it seemed a bit extreme, but of course I didn’t know much about their relationship. Perhaps this was normal behaviour in the Salvatore family. I went with the flow and styled myself up a bit too, just so that he wouldn’t feel silly.
At dinner I served pork chops, my Mom’s recipe. She even helped me cook it, because my parents arrived an hour early.
At 7.10 pm his parents arrived, and I was a little baffled. His mother was gorgeous and moved with an astounding amount of grace. She affectionately hugged her son hello and then approached me. “Hi, bella, my name is Angelia” she said with a noticeable Italian accent. She smiled at me. I smiled back, feeling both insecure and sloppy by comparison, even though I had shined myself up a little. I understood why Lorenzo had gone through so much to look his best.
His father, Marco, was accordingly handsome. He showed me a winning smile, revealing a single gold tooth. “Hello, Michaela”, he said. “Eh, Dad, it’s Michelle”, Lorenzo corrected him. “Oh, right, I’m so sorry. Michelle, of course.”
Both of his parents were dressed in very high-class clothes. She was wearing a glamorous formal dress, while he was wearing a suit that was a bit more casual, but still something my family could never afford. In short: They were very wealthy! And I never knew that. I wondered why Lorenzo had never told me that his family had money. He probably didn’t want me to be with him because of money or status.
And no wonder Lorenzo was gorgeous… with those parents! If we stayed together and had children I was certainly sure my child got some good-looking genes…
Dinner went fine. There was polite conversation, and it felt like my parents took a liking to the Salvatores. However, Lorenzo did act a little stiff around them, as if he was worried to say the wrong things or appear less perfect than they believed him to be.
When his mother told him that his hair was a bit messy he immediately ran to the nearest mirror and put a bunch of hair gel in it. Yes, they certainly had quite the impact on his behaviour…
When dinner was over, everyone was full, and we had been sitting around talking for a few hours, we said goodbye to his parents. A simple handshake was enough for my parents, I got a friendly hug from both of them, and Lorenzo of course got both hugs and kisses.
Afterwards Lorenzo went to the mirror to change his hair back to normal, and I followed my parents to the door. My mother told me quietly that she felt that something wasn’t right with his parents. “They’re so manipulative. Especially the mother. And his father looks and acts like someone who would jump anything with a heartbeat! Of course, it’s possible Lorenzo didn’t inherit it… he is a good guy, Michelle. Well, see you later, honey. Love you. Kisses.”
“Yeah, uh, bye” my Dad mumbled. I was a little surprised by my mother’s statement… but she was a woman with a lot of opinions, and I had to admit that she was almost always right when it came to her opinions of other people.
20th Jul 2006, 5:24 PM
Good update! I wonder what's next? I bet Lorenzo does have some secret of some kind that's related to his parents. By the way...about Michelle's hair, you just have to experiment a little. One of my adult sims named Justine has the same hair as Michelle, except that Justine is older. If you're curious just check out my post in the 'post your most beautiful sims' thread. It's a few pages back. :bump:
20th Jul 2006, 5:28 PM
Good update! Michelle is very pretty, i liked that dress
20th Jul 2006, 5:33 PM
Wow it is so good update soon!
20th Jul 2006, 6:19 PM
Yes, Lorenzo's good looks do run in the family. Interesting comment about Lorenzo's parents, though, by Michelle's mom. Uh-oh.
20th Jul 2006, 7:21 PM
YAY!! WHEEE!!!! LOVES AND KISSIES!!! They're together! I hope everything goes well... But it feels a bit tingly..
21st Jul 2006, 3:38 AM
Ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh its spicing things up, great story
21st Jul 2006, 6:33 PM
omg gorgeous where did you get the bed?
21st Jul 2006, 6:41 PM
ahh a cliffhanger well a litle one another another another please
21st Jul 2006, 9:45 PM
Danishani2: The bed is... from... ooh. Aha! I found it!! I got it from Birgit43 at MTS2, here's the link: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=173297
I'll update tomorrow. The pics have been taken, but I haven't had the time to upload them - for once I've actually led a LIFE today (happens very rarely). :D ;)
22nd Jul 2006, 1:48 PM
Chapter 9: The Meeting
Months went by without any problems. We weren't talking to his parents much, but on the other hand, we never really had. For some reason Lorenzo preferred to keep a distance to them. I had my own theory about that - that he just wasn't able to say no or stand up to them. But I didn't really want to meddle. Anyway, Lorenzo and I were as much in love than ever and we really enjoyed living together!
We had now been together for 1½ years and it was May. My final exams were consuming most of my time. I studied hard to get good grades. I had decided to get an office education, and had made a few applications to some local offices as well as some more upscale companies.
But I still had my work in the fast food restaurant, and I liked it there. It was hard yet fulfilling, and I was a little sad that I’d have to leave it when I found a job in an office.
I had also made a very good friend there, Claus Dam. I was aware that he had a bit of a crush on me, as he had been very open about it. He had promised me that he wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize our friendship though, and he didn’t want to break up Lorenzo and me either. So we remained friends and always had a great deal of fun together at work.
One day we had a new junior manager. We all knew that in advance, the whole staff had been talking about it and how he would be like. We only knew him as Mr. Pedersen and that he was 24 years old, nothing more. We didn’t even see him arrive that morning, since he had arrived earlier than any of us. He called every employee into his office one by one for a little talk, and everyone talked about how nice and charming he was. Well, it couldn’t be better, could it?
Then it was my turn to go talk to him, and was I in for a surprise?
It was… none other… than… Martin!
As I saw him I immediately gasped for air, and my heart began pounding hard with fear. He stood up, also looking kind of baffled. Then he composed himself, cleared his throat, and said “Hi, Michelle. How are you?” “How… how… do you remember what you did to me? You nearly ruined my life, you bast*rd!” I yelled at him.
Apparently I had held a grudge against him for quite some time now. “Come, now, relax a bit, honey. It wasn’t that big a deal. I was drunk, that’s all. I’m sure you enjoyed it anyways, right, honey?” he winked at me and showed me that filthy smile of his. “Well, that’s no excuse! And you weren’t drunk the next morning, where you told me to shut up about it! By the way, do NOT call me honey!!”
He sighed and looked at me like I was some young schoolgirl he didn’t want to deal with. He even stifled a yawn. “Well, you better shut up about it if you know what’s good for you, girl”, he told me. “Are you threatening me?” I asked in disbelief. “Nah, I’d never do that… but just so you know, I still have that knife, you know. And if you tell anyone you’ll most certainly lose your job, and I can easily convince everyone that you’ve been stealing from the register. That wouldn’t look good on your permanent record, right? And come on, what are you really gonna do, huh? You can’t do sh*t, girl.”
I just stood there. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I opened my mouth and shut it again. Then I backed slowly out of his office, bumbling into the door, smacked it behind me, and walked calmly out among the others. “So, isn’t he great, huh?” Mette asked me. “It sure beats that old grumpy guy we had before!” “Yeah, he… eh… oh, I gotta go to the bathroom. Can you cover for me, Mette?”
When I got to the bathroom I sat down on the floor and began sobbing. This wasn’t fair!
I excused myself with a migraine and went home for the day. It was Monday and only noon, so Lorenzo wasn’t home yet. I took a sixpack with me and curled up on the couch, where I fell asleep after drinking all 6 beers.
When Lorenzo came home at 5 pm I was pretty drunk, and my eyes were swollen from crying. Of course he was very worried, but I didn’t want to tell him what happened.
He would just make me quit my job or even go there and pick a fight with Martin, perhaps getting hurt in the process. Besides, it couldn’t be so hard avoiding Martin at work. After all, he would be in his office all the time. I told Lorenzo that a costumer had been especially rude to me and tried to get me fired, and this was why I was so sad. He believed it and took me in his arms and comforted me. He calmed me down, but I had a nagging fear in the back of my mind…
22nd Jul 2006, 4:10 PM
QUIT! ASAP! This is NOT worth the mental anguish or the hassle of always trying to avoid him. It just isn't. There simply must be other stores in that area that can hire her, even part time. Or perhaps Michelle and Lorenzo can just scrimp and save for a while until she completes her studies. She doesn't have to lie to him why she quit ... simply tell him there are conflicts between her and the manager, and she thought it best to quietly resign. Scrubbing floors is better than this.
22nd Jul 2006, 4:24 PM
Yes quit! Good update
22nd Jul 2006, 8:07 PM
Yikes! I didn't see that coming at all, great update! The first two pictures of Martin look great, they really bring out the element of surprise!
22nd Jul 2006, 11:04 PM
Tell Lorenzo!!! Dont keep secrets. It will tear you apart!!!! Gah I know she can hear me but I cant help it
22nd Jul 2006, 11:19 PM
Oh, she can't hear you, but I'll tell her you said it. ;)
But it won't help, cause the next chapter is already written. :D
23rd Jul 2006, 12:12 AM
23rd Jul 2006, 3:23 AM
Whoa that was unexpected but somehow i knew that martin wud be bak to destroy her life. :rant: Stupid martin he derserves this :smash: :taekwondo :vikingb: :dumbfunny :matrix: :fencing::muffy: :frying: :sniper: :num: :ninja: and now he is busted :busted:
its a good thing that i am a kung fu master so i can carry out all this killing. i hope a mob will come to get the ogre:mob
so i think i have officially jumped down his throat :flame:
but on a good note... u r a good, sorry brilliant story writer.
23rd Jul 2006, 5:21 AM
Wow, this is great!
23rd Jul 2006, 12:24 PM
Thank you!! :) :)
So, Sweet_alice... I'm kinda getting the feeling you're not too fond of Martin? :lol:
23rd Jul 2006, 2:27 PM
Hey, Vinnie, I've just discovered your story, but I've read it all. You did a very good job on it! But I'm really concerned about Lorenzo's parents and Martin. I'm afraid that, if he ever finds out, he will think that Michelle hadn't been raped that she actually wanted to woohoo the scumbag... Please update soon! :D
23rd Jul 2006, 8:09 PM
NOTE: This chapter contains violence
Chapter 10: Showdown, Part I
The next few days I dreaded going to work, but did it anyway. Martin had distracted my mind from my studying, but I managed alright anyway. Fortunately I was able to steer clear of Martin at work, and hadn’t even seen him more than once or twice when we made it to the end of the week.
Friday evening though, he called me into his office. It was late, only five minutes till closing time, and we were only a few employees left. I swallowed something but knew that I couldn’t say no. He was my boss, and that was it. I went in there and sat down. He remained standing up, probably so that he could feel superior.
“Well, Michelle… I think we need to talk about your work performance. Things aren’t going so well, are they?” he asked me in a cold, relaxed manner. “What? I’m doing alright" I stood up and defended myself. And, not to be disrespectful, but what do you know about it? You’re always in here” I complained.
“Oh, I have my sources, girl” he sneered at me, his voice changing to the one I remembered with pain from that awful morning. I sat down again, mildly worried of his sudden tone. He started walking around the room.
“You know, this office is virtually soundproof, honey” he began, moving closer towards the door. Then he locked it. My alarm system was all of a sudden set to red alert. I had to get out of there! I got up from my chair, turned around towards the door, but my road was blocked.
Martin stood just an inch away from me. I stepped a large step backwards. “You, you don’t want to do this… I’ll report it this time… I will!” I hoped my voice sounded believable and not shaking with fear as I was on the inside.
“Oh, but I don’t think you will, honey.” He stepped closer, grabbing my wrists in a hard grip. With one hand he got something out of his pocket. A knife! “I told you I still had it, girl”, he smiled. I screamed, but apparently he was right – his office WAS soundproof. And all the other employees had gone home for the night now…
I started panicking, but this just seemed to encourage him. “Fight all you want, girl. You won’t escape”. He tried pulling down my pants, and I made an attempt at kicking him, unsuccessfully.
He bent me over the table, where he opened his pants. Fear rushed to my head and I bit him hard in the arm. “OW! You stupid cow, what the he11 are you doing?” He slapped me hard across my face so that I fell to the floor.
I got up as fast as I could, ran towards the door, barely avoiding his strong arms. He ran after me holding his knife in a hard grip, waving it in my direction.
My hands were shivering, which made it difficult to unlock the door, but I managed to do it before he reached me. “Stay here! I’m not done with you! Oooh, you are SO fired, girl! EVERYONE is gonna hear about what a slut you are!” he yelled at me.
I ran out of there and all the way home, crying.
23rd Jul 2006, 8:29 PM
Vinhou, I just stumpled over your story.. And it's AMAZING... I really like it..
It's nice to read a story with danish names for a change.. :D
Well.. Martin is a real scumbag, he really deserves to get his a** kicked..
23rd Jul 2006, 8:35 PM
NOTE: This chapter (also) contains violence
Chapter 10: Showdown, Part II
When I got home I told Lorenzo everything. He jumped up from the couch and walked with determined steps towards the door. “No! He has a knife!” I shouted after him. He just waved his hand at me and continued walking down the stairs.
I ran after him down the stairs, hoping to be able to stop him, but he was already pulling out of the driveway.
When I got there he was already confronting Martin. I stood outside, so I couldn’t hear what they were saying, but Lorenzo was mad, that’s for sure. I didn’t know he could be this mad.
He shoved Martin into the wall so he dropped his knife.
Then he hit him with a closed fist right on the cheek, which made Martin fall to the floor. Martin touched his face. It looked like it hurt a lot.
Lorenzo kicked him fiercely several times in the stomach – I was afraid he was really going to kill Martin (even though it wouldn't be the biggest loss…)! His emotions seemed out of control.
Then Lorenzo backed a few steps and let Martin be for a few seconds. Martin got up very slowly and looked at Lorenzo with hate in his eyes.
Lorenzo hit him again, this time in the stomach. Martin gasped for air and fell to the floor again, where he rolled over to his back and remained still.
Lorenzo spat on him, went back outside and followed me home.
“You should have told me, Michelle” he said to me with a cold voice. “I know… I… I’m sorry. I thought I could handle it.” “That’s okay. As long as you are alright”. He turned around to face me, and then he caressed my face. “Remember, I will always be there for you. I will always protect you. I love you”.
He gave me a long hug. I was incredibly happy that he stood up for me, but I was also a little concerned. I had no idea that Lorenzo had that kind of temper buried underneath the surface. I just hoped I’d never have to see it again…
23rd Jul 2006, 9:27 PM
Yeah Lorenzo !!!
But i understand why Michelle is a little bit worried... He has some temper !
23rd Jul 2006, 9:41 PM
He sure does. ;)
23rd Jul 2006, 9:49 PM
Yay, Lorenzo kicked Martin's butt.. He really deserved it... That scumbag...
23rd Jul 2006, 10:01 PM
Hehe, yes, he is a real scumbag-dirtbag-son-of-a-bitc*. :P
"Så ka' han bare lære det!" :D
23rd Jul 2006, 11:23 PM
Yay, Lorenzo! You rock!
24th Jul 2006, 1:49 AM
Awesnme chapter! Martin deserved every bit of it :sniper:
24th Jul 2006, 9:35 AM
wow....yeah.....wonderful updates....i'm glad she got away from martin....he's a scumbag.....yeah to lorezo for kicking martin's behind....
24th Jul 2006, 9:44 AM
Phew I was worried history would repeat itself. Thank goodness for Lorenzo
24th Jul 2006, 10:18 AM
Even though Lorenzo is the good guy, he's kinda scary when he's mad. He just showed Michelle what he's capable of... oh, the drama! :D
24th Jul 2006, 10:52 AM
:beer: YAY for Lorenzo all say aye for Lorenzo, all boo martin :yas:
24th Jul 2006, 2:10 PM
Alright, I'll admit that this isn't the most exciting chapter... but it is necessary nonetheless, so bear with it.
Chapter 11: Disappointment
I didn’t go back to work after that. But surprisingly we didn’t get any reaction from Martin. A part of me had expected that he would have reported Lorenzo to the police, but that didn’t happen. He was probably scared for his job – bad publicity and all. Whatever the reason was, I was glad. I think Lorenzo was too… but he didn’t talk about it. Actually, he didn’t mention the episode with a single word. I didn’t understand why, but on the other hand, Lorenzo had never been much of a talker.
I was unemployed for a few months, but luckily I had saved up some money, and with Lorenzo’s salary we had no problems paying the bills. I was on welfare, and even though I didn’t get that much money, it was alright. However, I didn’t feel good about not doing anything. I spent all of my days cleaning, doing the laundry, doing the dishes, and cleaning some more.
Eventually I got a positive reaction to one of my applications. I got a job as a trainee at a local office, where they sold computers and stuff like that. I was really happy and looked very much forward to starting on my new job in September. Lorenzo, too, was very happy for me.
In the mean time, Lorenzo’s 21st birthday was approaching, and I was all hooked on having a big party to celebrate him! Lorenzo didn’t feel the same way though. He wasn’t very outgoing, so he didn’t have many friends. He told me that if I wanted to have a party, I should just do it – but not to celebrate him. He just wasn’t into that sort of things.
So I did have a party. Just a small one with my closest friends, Anne and Vivian. Of course Lorenzo, too. And I also invited my brother, just so that Lorenzo wasn’t the only guy there. I wanted to invite Claus too, but unfortunately he had to work. We had a lot of fun that evening, with moderate amounts of alcohol.
Not for Lorenzo of course – he hardly ever drank anything other than water or soda. Well, occasionally a single beer if it was a hot summer day, but I’d never ever seen him drink any kind of strong liquor, let alone being drunk. That just wasn’t his style, he always claimed.
Later on we put on a DVD and just chilled in front of the TV. I was getting a little cold, so I went into the bedroom to get my sweater – where I found Anne and my brother making out right there on the bed.
Didn’t see that coming! And I also thought Anne was still with René. I tiptoed back out the door so that they wouldn’t notice me, a little confused, but happy. They’d fit well together as a couple.
The next day I had a chat with her about it, and she admitted that it probably hadn’t been one of her best decisions. She was in fact still with René, and it didn’t sound like that was about to change. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. She cheated on René – with MY brother – and at the same time toying with Jan’s emotions. Jan was probably psyched about the possibility of being with Anne, and then she just led him on like that…? I never knew she was the kind of person who’d do something like that. I was very disappointed in her.
The next few weeks Jan called me every day, sometimes several times a day, to ask me if I’d heard from Anne. He was confused about the whole thing. She had seemed so sincere and really into him, he told me, and then she just blew him off like that. He even admitted that they had in fact WooHooed on the night of the party. Of course it wasn’t his first time, but it had been a long time since he’d had a girlfriend, and he was definitely not (nor had he ever been) a ‘player’; so of course he thought he had found something real here.
A part of me hated talking to him on the phone, because I could so easily hear the hurt he was feeling. This whole ordeal made me so angry at Anne!
I called her after 3 weeks of listening to my brother going on and on about her and how wonderful she was. I had tried to cover for her, making up excuses as to why she hadn’t called him, but after a week or two I had given up. Now I needed to confront her about this.
René answered the phone. For a moment there I actually thought about spilling the beans to him, but then I thought to myself that this was something between René and Anne. Anne came to the phone, and I came clean about how I felt, and how Jan was suffering. She sounded a little surprised, but not overly compassionate about it.
“Look, Michelle, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt him at all. He’s sweet… but… well, me and René, our relationship has developed into an extreme state of boring, so I just needed some excitement, that’s all. I know you don’t understand; you and Lorenzo are still all lovey-dovey… but I just needed this. Honestly, I didn’t mean to hurt him, but there’s nothing I can do about it now. It’s too late.”
Now I was really mad. “I don’t care how bored you were; you just don’t go and do something like that! He’s so sad and confused about this. You have to call him and explain this to him. I’m not gonna be the bad guy here. Either you do this or our friendship is over!”
Then I slammed on the phone. I didn’t want to end my friendship with Anne, I don’t know why I had said that to her. I was just mad I guess. Now I just hoped that she would actually call Jan. Lorenzo stated that he believed I got worked up over nothing. “Let them figure it out by themselves, sweetie. It’ll all work out. Don’t worry.” Lorenzo was always so calm about everything. It confused me a little that he wasn’t mad at Anne on the behalf of René. After all, they used to be best friends. But maybe he was mad on the inside? I didn’t get it.
Three days later Jan called me. He said that he had talked to Anne who had told him that she thought, they lived too far away from each other to start a relationship. Well, it wasn’t exactly the truth… or perhaps it was; what did I know? Maybe she really felt that way. But the important thing was that Anne had called him like I’d encouraged her to. And she had (perhaps?) made up a story just to spare Jan’s feelings. I still didn’t feel right about what she had done to Jan, but we all make mistakes, right…?
24th Jul 2006, 4:48 PM
Great update Vinnie.. :D If I may call you that?
Lorenzo seemed too good to be true at the beginning, so sweet and caring, but I'm beginning to think that he's got a little dark side too... :)
24th Jul 2006, 5:07 PM
YAY!!!!! He beat 'em up, She took his brother down, and SHE'S MAD!!! This is goin' good!!!
24th Jul 2006, 8:16 PM
Sure you can call me Vinnie, Squash. :)
And please everyone, do not hate me for the next few chapters. The events to come is actually the whole inspiration for the story... so, sorry in advance. ;)
25th Jul 2006, 5:06 AM
I haven't been on here in a few days so I just caught myself up by reading your whole story and I have to say - - I FREAKIN LOVE IT!!! I can't wait to read more!
*pouts* my game is acting so freaky right now...i miss my sims!!! Trying to figure out what the problem is and sooooooo don't want to have to reinstall or take out ALL of my custom stuff!
25th Jul 2006, 7:25 AM
Very good update! Lorenzo seems to be almost exactly like me, except that I'm not as good looking as him, lol! :bump:
25th Jul 2006, 7:48 AM
I hope its not too bad and we weont hate you...Vinnie :)
25th Jul 2006, 1:42 PM
Thankies all. :)
NCAngel76 - yeah, I also hate when the game is acting up. :( Perhaps it's some kind of hack you've downloaded lately?
LadySwig: Ah, it's not too bad. But you'll see for yourselves... :P ;)
25th Jul 2006, 2:36 PM
NOTE: This chapter contains nothing but happiness. :P
Chapter 12: Off to Italy
The next two years flew by so fast I hardly even noticed them. Nothing much happened, except that Anne finally broke it off with René after repeatedly cheating on him, more than a few times with my brother. I can’t say I approved of it, but apparently Jan was okay with it. She did (eventually) tell him that she was with René, so it’s not like she brought false hope into his mind. At this point though, I wasn’t sure whether or not they were a couple or they were just having some fun.
That year Lorenzo’s parents invited us to stay with them at their place in Italy (yes, they did in fact have a lot of money) for the summer (half of June plus all of July), and even though I still wasn’t quite comfortable around them, I couldn’t say no. Lorenzo really wanted to go, and he was eager to show me Italy.
He had spent a lot of time there growing up and could not only speak the language but also find his way around most of middle Italy, which was where his parents had their house. So I agreed to come; it was already planned in March.
I also managed to finish my office education in May, as well as Lorenzo was now a fully educated mechanic. Now I was 21 years old and ready for whatever the world brought me! But then something happened.
In June I missed my period. We had been using protection, but to be honest I had forgotten a pill or two on purpose during the last few months… I had been thinking about a baby for some time now, but Lorenzo had claimed that he wasn’t ready yet whenever I had brought up the subject.
But maybe he just needed to be in the actual situation, and then I was sure he’d be ready and look forward to it as much as I would. It wouldn’t be a problem.
Anyway, as June came and the time of our departure to Italy came closer, I felt positive that I was pregnant.
I sneaked a pregnancy test with me in my luggage, because the time when I could test for pregnancy was still a few days away. Besides, it would be great to share the good news with Lorenzo in the romance of Italy… perhaps sitting out in the beautiful nature watching the sunset… it would be so incredibly romantic! I had it all planned out in my mind.
Italy isn’t so far from Denmark, so we drove there in our small car.
His parents were already there; they had been down there since April. Marco owned his own company, which he was able to control from around the world as long as he had his cell phone and the Internet, so they pretty much lived where they wanted and did what they wanted. I wished that I could lead that kind of life.
When we arrived I was flabbergasted! Their house was not so much a house as it was a mansion. It was the most beautiful building I had ever seen in my whole life. I was virtually speechless!
The Salvatores were friendly and polite as usual, and the first two days we spent there were pure heaven. We took long walks in the nature and around the small village, and Lorenzo was so happy to be able to show me everything.
On the evening of the second day there, I took the pregnancy test, even though I was sure of what it was going to tell me. And I was right – two stripes – I was pregnant! A smile covered my whole face from ear to ear as I tried coming up with the right words to tell Lorenzo.
I decided that now wasn’t the time. I was going to wait until the next day where his parents were going away. Then I’d tell him in the evening as we would sit in a romantic moment under the bright stars… oh, yes, it was going to be absolute perfection!
25th Jul 2006, 2:49 PM
Something's telling me that he won't be as excited as she is :err:
25th Jul 2006, 2:58 PM
I have the same weird feeling, AnyPika! Hopefully he won't get aggressive! :smash:
25th Jul 2006, 3:06 PM
Oh, come on, have a little faith in Lorenzo... :lol:
25th Jul 2006, 3:35 PM
I have faith in him. So far he's been such a sweet guy and I dont think he'll change that
25th Jul 2006, 4:33 PM
Good update! Im kinda surprised she feels that excited. Shes still pretty young...
25th Jul 2006, 5:49 PM
Yeah, well, when you're with someone that you believe to be your soulmate, at some point you'd want to make a baby with them. Totally generally speaking of course. ;)
My friend, which I've gotten some of the inspiration to this story from, is only 22 and is currently in that excact situation as Michelle here is at this point. She's very excited too - a lot of the reactions from Michelle in this story is based on this friend of mine. :)
25th Jul 2006, 6:01 PM
ı hope he will be thrilled when he heard the news
25th Jul 2006, 6:04 PM
Good update! Sorry, but I don't think Lorenzo will instantly welcome this change, last time I checked him and Michelle were not even married! If Lorenzo still has nearly the same personality as me he's gonna be shocked, especially becuase of the romantic setting! :einstein
25th Jul 2006, 7:16 PM
It was perfect! But I agree with the others,I think Lorenzo will not like this.
25th Jul 2006, 7:42 PM
Great update Vinnie.. Really loved it.. Jeg glæder mig til næste kapitel.. :D
I hope that Lorenzo will be excited about the baby.. Well, at least a little..
26th Jul 2006, 7:48 AM
Wow...a pregnancy huh.....i just hope that doesn't change their relationship....
26th Jul 2006, 11:49 AM
Chapter 13: Time to Come Clean, Part I
Angelia had prepared a gorgeous Italian meal for us before they left. It tasted wonderful! I don’t know the name of it, but it was pasta with all sorts of shellfish on top – I totally love shellfish – and with a special sauce so wonderful I wanted to drown in it. It was so yummy!
Anyway, afterwards we took a stroll through their luscious yard and ended up on a romantic bench where we looked at the stars, kissed, and cuddled. It was wonderful.
Then I summed up all my courage to tell him my secret. “Lorenzo?” I began. “How do you feel about… a little one?” “You mean, like a dog? You know we can’t have a dog in our apartment, sweetie. It says so in our lease”.
I giggled nervously. “No, I don’t mean a dog. Not that kind of a little one. I mean… you know… a baby?”
I anxiously awaited his answer. He hesitated. “You… you want to have a baby? Is that what you’re saying?” he asked me without revealing one single emotion, which made me a little nervous.
“Um, yes, I guess that’s what I’m saying”. I wanted to get a feel of his reaction before I told him about my circumstances. “Oh, Michelle… I love you so much. And I do want to have children. At least two or three…” A huge weight was lifted from my shoulders as he said that, and I revealed a big smile.
Then he continued his sentence: “… just not yet. I mean, we’re so young. I think we should at least wait a few years. You’re not even employed right now, and babies are expensive.” My jaw fell to the ground.
“But…” I tried. “But don’t you think it could all work out anyway? I mean, you make good money as a mechanic.” I didn’t like the way this conversation was going. It wasn’t exactly what I had imagined in my mind. “Nah… I mean, moneywise it could probably work out. But it would not be wise of us to make a baby now. And I’m not at all ready to be a father yet.” His eyes looked a bit shifty. I studied him a little closer. What was it I was spying in his eyes? It was fear!
But what could he be afraid of? We really loved each other, and as for myself I was ready to commit for life with him. I was sure he felt the same way?
“Anyway, sweetie, why are you asking me this right now? Do you have the baby fever?” He grinned a bit, but when he saw my serious face, he stopped immediately.
“What is it? Sweetie?” he looked really nervous now. “I… no… I mean…” Right now I wished I wasn’t pregnant. This wasn’t the reaction I had hoped for, not at all. But I had to tell him nonetheless. “Eh… now that you’ve said that, I don’t know how to tell you this. Please don’t get mad at me, alright?” I took a deep breath and looked down at the ground as I told him with my most mouse-like voice: “I’m pregnant.”
26th Jul 2006, 11:54 AM
Chapter 13: Time to Come Clean, Part II
The silence killed me. 10 seconds passed, but it felt like an hour. I was afraid of lifting my eyes to look at him, but after a while I did it anyway. The face that my eyes met was indescribable. He looked at the same time sad, confused, surprised, and in incredible pain. He said nothing.
“Please speak to me, Lorenzo? Honey?” No answer. He starred at me in disbelief. “You…” he began. “You’re… you’re… you’re gonna have a baby?” he stuttered. “No… WE’RE gonna have a baby”. Suddenly he reminded me of a little boy that had been given the task of putting out a fire with a glass of brandy.
“I can’t have a baby!” he suddenly exclaimed. “That’s just, that’s just way too soon. You’re… you’re gonna have to have it removed, that’s the only option.”
I didn’t get this. Was he actually telling me to get an abortion? Then I saw tears in his eyes. What? I didn’t get this. A baby was supposed to be a joyous occasion, wasn’t it? What was going on? What was wrong with him? I lifted my hand in an attempt to caress his face, but he brushed it away.
He gazed at me with a look of desperation and terror in his face. Then he abruptly turned around and walked back to the house with fast steps, leaving me all alone in the otherwise romantic yard.
I spent half an hour more in the yard alone. I was afraid to face him. Eventually I went inside though, but Lorenzo was nowhere to be found. I looked in our room, in the office, in the living room; everywhere… he had apparently vanished into thin air. The time was almost 11 pm, so I wasn’t going to go look for him. I didn’t feel safe in a village, much less a country, I didn’t know. I went into our room, crawled under the covers, and turned on the TV – oh, the joy of Italian TV, the language being totally nonsense to me. And then I waited for Lorenzo to return.
26th Jul 2006, 12:54 PM
ehi! Great story, I cannot wait for the update!
However, 2 suggestions:
Lorenzo's mother name could be Angela or Angelina... Angelia is not an Italian name, so, check the spelling :P
The food they are eating is called "spaghetti allo scoglio" that is translated (about) like "spaghetti with rock sauce", where for rock we are referring to the rocks in the sea where all the shellfishes live! ;)
If you need some "Italian translation help", feel free to PM me! I would be very glad to "colalborate" in making your story even more "real" (even if it would be extremely difficult, since this story is already wonderful :) )
26th Jul 2006, 1:28 PM
Thankies Vaalyah. :)
Regarding her name, I had a look at a name site, where it stated, that Angelia was an Italian name, so... eh. :blink: Whatever, she won't appear much more in the story, so... :P
Ooh, is that what they're eating? Sounds yummy. ;) But Michelle didn't know what it was called - of course she could have asked Lorenzo, but I guess that didn't occur to her. :D
26th Jul 2006, 1:34 PM
great update vinhou
wish he thirlled but great anyway
please updAte soon'
26th Jul 2006, 1:35 PM
Great update.. I loved it.. I just hope that Michelle and Lorenzo aren't going to split up, because of the baby..
26th Jul 2006, 2:57 PM
HA! I knew it, my sixth sense never lies :nana: :nod: i hope he realizes his mistake soon :soul:
26th Jul 2006, 3:58 PM
Oh, I was not saying something like "you have gone wrong, fell ashame!!!" it was just a sort of... "note" in case you would need it for next stories ;)
And yes, spaghetti allo scoglio are really good! Even if I suggest bavette (or linguine) allo scoglio, that are a different kind of pasta that takes better the sauce.
26th Jul 2006, 4:56 PM
Uh Oh, poor Michelle! That was definately not the reaction she had expected... :( Still, if Lorenzo is somewhere, thinking this over now, he'll see that he had acted like an insensitive jerk (no offence)... :D Great update!
26th Jul 2006, 5:14 PM
Squash: Yeah, we'll see. ;)
AnyPika: Oh, you're so clever. :lol:
Vaalyah: Alright. :) Oh, now I feel like having spaghetti! And also shellfish. Love shellfish! :P
Cory: Now, now, there will be no bashing of Lorenzo. But feel free to be a little angry at Michelle. LOL, is it obvious that I'm kinda fond of Lorenzo? ;) :D Well, even so, he's not being very sweet right now, that's true. :)
I want to explain why my characters (esp. Lorenzo) act the way they do, but I can't do it without spoiling you guys about the next few chapters. So that'll have to wait. :D
26th Jul 2006, 6:34 PM
Great story. When will you post more?
26th Jul 2006, 6:40 PM
Good update! I knew Lorenzo would react this way. Any other way would probably have been unrealistic. Michelle just seems to be oblivious to the real situation of having a baby unlike Lorenzo. Looking forward to the next update! :tread:
26th Jul 2006, 8:47 PM
I love it! When will you post more?
26th Jul 2006, 8:50 PM
Captain THPS4 - excactly my thoughts. I think it's a fairly normal reaction, at least in the spur of the moment.
Ginster - I'll update again tomorrow. :)
26th Jul 2006, 8:56 PM
i love your story thing! ^_^ i can't wait for the next chapter!!!
26th Jul 2006, 9:02 PM
Oh great updates! I hope Lorenzo will come around he seems like he could be a great dad.
26th Jul 2006, 9:47 PM
I LOVE THIS STORY.
Oh man! Please update, and I'll love you forever.
26th Jul 2006, 9:57 PM
vovo1285: Yay! Someone who'll love me forever! :D :lol:
Actually I think I'll update later this evening, cause I'm not sure I will have the time for it tomorrow. :)
26th Jul 2006, 10:11 PM
Yay, awaiting update!
27th Jul 2006, 12:14 AM
Cool Story! Update Soon!
27th Jul 2006, 12:54 AM
Great Story, I love how you grasp the characters personalities and feelings so well. But I wasn't quite expecting Lozeno's reaction...I hope he just needs to think and comes back and apologizes...
27th Jul 2006, 1:33 AM
I just discovered this story today and I'm hooked...but now I have nothing else to read! Please update soon :D
27th Jul 2006, 5:28 AM
Oh, Vinnie! This story is so awesome! I love it! I can't believe he doesn't want a baby!!!!I wonder what he's gonna do....
27th Jul 2006, 5:59 AM
Chapter 14: The Hardest Decision
After two hours of watching Friends synchronised in Italian, I dozed off. I woke up with a gasp when I heard a sound. The time was now 3 am. I silently snuck out the door and found Lorenzo sitting in one of the sofas. He looked a lot more relaxed now, so I walked closer.
Then I smelled it. He reeked of alcohol! “Hi, hon… honey” he mumbled. I could hardly believe this. As mentioned earlier, Lorenzo never drank anything stronger than a regular beer, and only one a day. But this! This was just… amazing.
“Lorenzo? Where have you been? You’ve been gone for 4 hours” I asked him. His eyes looked hazy, and his movements seemed disconnected. “I… I’ve been, eh, around?” “But you’re drunk!” He looked at me, or at least I think he did. I can’t be sure, because he obviously had trouble focusing. “Drunk?! I’m not drunk, sweetie. YOU’RE drunk!” he claimed, and almost fell down from the couch from laughing so hard.
Obviously, I noticed the silliness of the situation. I now fully understood why Lorenzo never drank alcohol. He seemed indeed ridiculous. He fought himself up on the couch and looked in my direction again. “Hi! Where’d you come from, honey? You want a drink? I’ve got… wait, where’s all my alcohol? You stole it! That’s not very nice of you, ‘Shelle.”
I couldn’t believe this was my Lorenzo. Where was his well-known dignity? I guess that sort of disappeared after hurling down that obscene amount of alcohol.
I tried again. “Lorenzo? How much did you have to drink?” “Drink? Ooh, I never drink, you know that, ‘Shelle.” I sighed. This was like talking to a door. I agreed with myself that it was probably better just to get him into bed and let him sleep it off. He’d be easier to talk to in the morning. I just hoped that he’d talk to me after sobering up.
I didn’t get much sleep though. Lorenzo was tossing and turning and snoring at an extreme level. Besides, my mind was elsewhere. What was I going to do? Obviously Lorenzo didn’t want this baby. Should I really get an abortion? I couldn’t do that. I had always been against abortions unless in really bad situations, and our situation was good enough to be able to raise the child. But what if Lorenzo would leave me because of it? I couldn’t bear thinking about that.
At noon he finally woke up. I had been up since 8 o’clock pacing the house. He came into the living room looking horribly hung over. “Good morning…” I began, but he cut me off. “Headache”, he mumbled, and went into the kitchen to get some pain killers.
Then he sat down on the couch. The suspense was killing me. Wasn’t he going to say something? Perhaps he had been so drunk that he had completely forgotten about the baby thing? That turned out not to be the case.
“We really need to talk about this, Michelle” he finally said after 5 minutes of silence. “I know”. “I don’t understand though, how did this happen? We’ve been careful, right?!” I hesitated a little. Should I tell him about the forgotten pills? I decided not to. That would just make him even more mad at me. “Eh, I don’t know. But that’s not important now… what’s done is done, right? I mean, we can’t very well undo it” I smiled at him.
“I guess not. But now we have to face the facts. We can’t keep it. And that’s the end of it. Period!” he exclaimed. I gazed at him. He seemed very determined to push his opinion through, but I just couldn’t bring myself to get an abortion. I couldn’t!
“No” I said in a tiny voice. I knew by taking this decision that I was jeopardizing our relationship, but I had to do it. “No? What do you mean no?” he asked. “I mean… I am not getting an abortion, and THAT is the end of it. My mind is made up. I just won’t.”
He looked terrified. “But I’m much too young to be a father! You can’t do this to me. Don’t I have a say in this?” he asked me, and I felt that he deserved an honest answer. “No. You don’t. If I have to… I’ll raise the child alone, without your help. But I will not get an abortion.” He looked as though he thought it through several times in his head. “But, Michelle… I can’t live without you” he pleaded with tears in his eyes.
“Then you’ll have to take me AND the baby. Can’t you do that? I love you so much, and, and we can make it work, you’ll see…”
He lowered his head. I felt like my stomach turning several times. Was this the end? “I’m sorry. I just can’t. Look, I’ll pay for the plane ticket home for you… I need to be alone. I can’t do this right now” he said in a very sad voice and looked into my eyes. I could tell he was serious
“But… are we breaking up?” He nodded slowly. No! This couldn’t be happening! “I’ll stay down here a few months, and you can keep the apartment, alright? I’ll even help you with the bills until you get a job.” My eyes overflowed with tears and the world blurred before my eyes. “Now, go pack, and I’ll drive you to the airport.”
27th Jul 2006, 6:06 AM
Oh man, I feel so bad for her.
It's guys like these who give other men a bad name.
27th Jul 2006, 6:17 AM
Awww shes gonna have to raise it alone. I thought he might want her to give it up for adoption then learn to love the baby but I guess not.
27th Jul 2006, 6:30 AM
Yeah, it's really sad. :(
This event was actually what inspired me to write the story, so it was planned out from the beginning. However, as I wrote the story I grew very fond of Lorenzo and didn't really want to show him as such an, hrm, insensitive jerk... but I had to. Sorry. :(
27th Jul 2006, 6:47 AM
Wow, two of my favorite stories get updated at the exact same time! Aw man, what a sad (I mean emotionally) update! Good job with the last two pictures! Looking forward to seeing what happens next! :thumb:
27th Jul 2006, 7:52 AM
Aww..poor Michelle.. :cry: I hope things get better for her and Lorenzo...
27th Jul 2006, 8:10 AM
waaaa! not enzo. =P (Captain THPS4) get it!! haha! yah... bad joke.
but anyway... great update!
but i'm sad... i'll go beat Lorenzo up!
27th Jul 2006, 8:12 AM
Nooo, 22Rogue, don't beat him up! (Actually I don't think you can, he's pretty strong) You can beat me up instead, it's my fault. I feel so guilty for making him behave this way. :(
27th Jul 2006, 8:19 AM
nah.. i don't think i could beat anyone up! i'm too little and loving and stuff. =P
VINNIE ROCKS SO HAARD! -does a cool dance for vinnie-
27th Jul 2006, 8:32 AM
Yaaaay someone thinks I rock! Weeeee! :D
And I'm not getting beaten up either. Oh, this is turning out to be the best day ever. ;) :lol:
27th Jul 2006, 8:40 AM
Man I love this story, Your photos are amazing, the story is great and so well spaces (coughFeaturedcough)
2 questions if you dont mind- Where did yuo get the awesome hair recolor for Lorenzo and the tall flowers from the garden bench scene...
Please keep this going I really love it.
27th Jul 2006, 9:10 AM
Wow, featured, yaaay!! Amazing! *Jumps up and down* :P :P :P (actually, I did physically jump up and down :D)
Thanks so much LyricLee! Coming from you that's a great compliment. :)
Lorenzo's hair is my absolute favourite male hair - one of the first things I ever downloaded. Unfortunately I can't remember where I got it, which bugs me a lot, cause I'd really like to find it in other colours too. :( If anyone knows, please, enlighten us! :)
The tall flowers are awesome, yes. Let me think, where did I get it... *thinking, thinking, looking, looking* ... alright, I can't remember/find it right now, but I'll let you know when I find out. I'll look around some more. :)
27th Jul 2006, 10:01 AM
Yay! Congrats Vinnie for getting your story featured! ;)
On to commenting the new update (which is great BTW). Aww :( I told you Lorenzo's a meanie! :eviltongu He'll be missing out on the times when Michelle's baby bump will appear and there will be no father to "talk to belly" and "rub belly"... :cry:
27th Jul 2006, 10:24 AM
Thanks Cory. :P :)
Yeah, it's sad. Well, perhaps some of her family can 'talk to belly' and stuff. It'll all work out (perhaps). ;)
27th Jul 2006, 11:18 AM
Congrats on being featured Vinnie.. This is really an amazing story, and you really deserve it.. :D
Poor Michelle, Lorenzo's an a** for letting Michelle be olone with a baby on the way, and to provide for herself.. It's really sad.. :(
27th Jul 2006, 11:31 AM
Well, in Lorenzo's defense, he did offer to help her with the bills and to keep the apartment. But, well, he has enough money, so that's the least he could do. But it IS sad... poor Michelle, yes. :(
Anyways, I'll update later on today. :)
27th Jul 2006, 12:45 PM
really sad update vinhou(can ı call you vinnie)
maybe in their way to airport he will be sorry and apologise
p.s. congratulations! :beer:
27th Jul 2006, 12:52 PM
Like my mother used to say: ''Men are all the same! Except for your father :laugh: ...'' I guess Lorenzo is like all of them. An a** :mad:
27th Jul 2006, 1:20 PM
nckw: Thanks. :P Yes, of course you can call me Vinnie. :)
AnyPika: :lol: Sure, there are some decent men out there. I'm married to one of them. ;)
27th Jul 2006, 1:29 PM
Chapter 15: Effects of a Break-up
On the way home in the plane I thought about what an idiot I was. What the he11 was I thinking, letting myself get pregnant without Lorenzo’s consent? Stupid, stupid, stupid me! I was so mad at myself; I knew I’d never ever forgive myself. And I missed Lorenzo so much. My eyes welded up again. Well, I’d have to make the most of it… it was my own decision to keep the baby, just as it was my own (stupid) decision to get pregnant in the first place.
When I entered our… no, wait, MY apartment, it felt shamelessly empty right away. I sighed. I doubted if this was really going to be alright.
I decided to call Claus, perhaps he could comfort me. He wasn’t nearly as surprised as Lorenzo was when I told him the news, and he immediately made the suggestion that he could act as the father. Yup, he was still in love with me. But I couldn’t do that. I had no romantic feelings for him.
“But you always know where to find help if you need it, Michelle. I’ll always be there for you” he said. That phrase reminded me painfully of Lorenzo’s words right after he had fought Martin on my behalf. After I hung up I started crying.
Later on I called Anne, but Anne didn’t pick up. Jan did! I was a little baffled when he answered the phone, and I thought that I had called the wrong number. It turned out I didn’t. He and Anne had become a real couple now. I was very happy for them, but also sad… everyone but me was so happy. I invited Jan over and told him everything.
“You mean, he is not going to take responsibility for the baby? That b*st*rd! Who does he think he is, treating my baby sister that way? I’m just gonna… gonna… eh. Well, I probably can’t kick his as*, but I sure can try!” Jan always knew how to cheer me up.
The next month went by painfully slow. Every day was the same, and I didn’t feel like going anywhere. I just stayed in my apartment all the time, and the only times I had any contact with other human beings were when I went grocery shopping or when my family, whom I had also told about the pregnancy, and friends called me. I didn’t get one word from Lorenzo.
The pregnancy put me through he11. I threw up from morning to evening at least twice an hour.
However, the doctor told me that everything looked fine. I suppose that was a good thing, but it didn’t really make me happy. Well, at least a part of Lorenzo would always be in my life in the form of his future son or daughter.
Because of my very difficult pregnancy with tons of stomach cramps, I was allowed to stay at home instead of being sent out in job training or something like that. That suited me just fine. I got more money than I did when I was on welfare, but not as much as when I was working – I had enough money to almost get by on my own, money-wise. 3 months had now passed, and the only contact I had with Lorenzo was the money he transferred to my account every month. He didn’t write or call, and I missed him terribly. I couldn’t even be mad at him for breaking up with me. I forced it on myself.
As I did actually hate myself every single day, I grew to love the being growing inside my stomach more and more for each day that passed. I even started thinking about baby names and how I would decorate the nursery. I couldn’t wait to meet him or her. But even so, my life still felt incredible empty without Lorenzo in it.
As the baby was conceived in May, my due date was set to February 8. It was now November, and I was cold and all alone. My friends and family dropped by or called me ever so often, trying to make me feel better, and it did help on my loneliness. Jan and Anne visited me once or twice every week, and they were a great support. They were a real couple now and had even moved in together right here in Silkeborg, so they lived pretty close to me.
My Mom stopped by every once in a while too, and was very supportive. My Dad couldn’t hide the fact that he was furious with Lorenzo for putting me through this, and since he got all worked up about it and started talking very badly about Lorenzo every time he was here, I finally had to ask my Mom not to bring him along when she visited me. It was just too painful. Besides, I still loved Lorenzo despite everything, and I didn’t like the way my father was talking about him.
Even though 5 months had passed, my longing for Lorenzo hadn’t faded one bit. I missed him. Every day. Every hour. Every minute. Every second. My days were consumed by sitting on the couch watching TV, cleaning, and daydreaming about Lorenzo. I had thought he’d be home after a few months and then maybe we’d be able to work things out, but from the bank transfers I could tell that he was still in Italy.
Would this heartache ever end?
27th Jul 2006, 1:38 PM
Great update Vinnie.. REally loved it..
I can't wait to see how the baby will look, a boy or a girl.. etc.. I hope that Lorenzo might change his mind about being a father once the baby is born..
27th Jul 2006, 1:38 PM
Ooooh so sad! Thank you for having updated so soon!
Ok, I have to say that: Lorenzo is a #@#@[[ò*é*ç*°ù"£"&°%/ç&é&ç for having adbandoned her. But also her... she's completely stupid! She has decided on her own to have a baby, even if he had already said it was too early. Then she had decided he would have pleased the new notwithstanding his opinion on it, and only now she recognizes that she has been extremely idiot? Why many women think that having a baby is the only way to live life??? Why they have to be so egoistic??? Because love is love: he should have understood her, but also she should have understood him. I am angry with Lorenzo, but I can understand his point.
27th Jul 2006, 1:46 PM
great update vinnie
ı wish that b*****d will be sorry
please update MORE we need to see the baby!
27th Jul 2006, 1:52 PM
:lol: Exactly Vaalyah. Lorenzo might be a total scumbag, but Michelle was incredibly selfish in deliberately getting herself pregnant when Lorenzo had told her he wasn't ready. She should have listened to him. Perhaps she's not the smartest of girls. ;)
There's still a few chapters until the baby is born though - so you'll have to hold your breaths. :D
27th Jul 2006, 3:08 PM
OOOHHH MY GOD!!!!!!! I can't believe that crap head walked out on her and the baby.... I know how this feels for the child... I hope Lorenzo realizes what he's doing.
27th Jul 2006, 3:55 PM
Vinhou... I don't know when you want to end this story (even if I hope soon...not because the story is boring, but because on August I would not have any internet connection and I am so curious!), however, please, promise to us that you would show the child when s/he has grown up! I want to see if all this good genes really works :P
27th Jul 2006, 4:07 PM
Poor MIchelle. Stupid Lorenzo, I hope you make him a good guy in the end :)
27th Jul 2006, 4:15 PM
Vaalyah: Oh, I was just afraid you wanted me to end the story cause you thought it was boring. :lol:
There are... 8 chapters yet, so I guess there is 8 days left, or somewhere around that. You won't have any Internet? That's terrible. I'd die! :blink: ;)
About the child - well, I suppose I could be persuaded to post pics of him/her grown up (If s/he survives! You never know! :D).
27th Jul 2006, 5:03 PM
I love it! I really thought Michelle found the right guy. Now I really Hate Lorenzo!!!!!!!!
27th Jul 2006, 5:55 PM
I feel bad for Lorenzo, but then again he was kinda a jerk.
I shall sit here and stalk this thread untill it is updated again.
27th Jul 2006, 9:20 PM
*sniffle* I don't exactly hate Lorenzo, but he could have done better, you know... You said in the update (actually Michelle said :P ) that she had got pregnant on purpose. Is that really true? I thought it had been a mistake on her behalf, forgetting to take the pills. :confused: Anyway, great update, I'll be optimistic and hope the guy goes back to her sometime in the future AND that you won't kill the poor innocent being (the baby I mean), you meanie, you! :D
27th Jul 2006, 10:01 PM
OMG i just sat here for half an hour reading the whole story! AMAZING!
And even though Lorenzo acted like a jerk, i still fell in love with him..... :bump: Yeah, i have that pathetic tendency of wishing my simmies would walk out of the monitor being allllll mine. :p
Amazing story, can`t wait for an update!
27th Jul 2006, 10:10 PM
hopefully... uh.. hopefully... Lorenzo will realize that he loves Michelle and can't live without her and realize that... babies aren't that bad! maybe he'll um... come back and everyone will live happily ever after?
or Michelle will find some really hot movie star that will give her LOTZ of moneys! :luff:
28th Jul 2006, 5:38 AM
Good update! I guess I'm a little late this time, I would of read this sooner but there was all that Sims 2 Pets craziness today, lol. Wow, a lot must be happening soon if the baby isn't born in the next chapter! That would be so random if this story actually ended 22Rogue's way! An alternate ending perhaps? :dumbfunny
28th Jul 2006, 6:27 AM
You said in the update (actually Michelle said :P ) that she had got pregnant on purpose. Is that really true? I thought it had been a mistake on her behalf, forgetting to take the pills.
Oh, yeah, perhaps I (she) should have been clearer about that. She had forgotten to take the pills - on purpose. That's the way it is. :D
Anyways, yes, a bunch of stuff will happen during the next 2 chapters. I'll be updating in just a little while. :)
28th Jul 2006, 6:37 AM
Chapter 16: Dilemmas
One day in the beginning of December, Claus stopped by, much to my surprise. He said that he had something to discuss with me. He rushed by me into the living room.
I followed him hesitantly. “Look, Michelle, I’ve never attempted to hide that I love you. The past few months I haven’t seen you at all, and it tares me apart”, he said quickly, as if he was about to lose his courage if he slowed down. “I want to make a respectable woman of you.”
I stopped breathing for a moment as he kneeled before me. “Michelle? Will you marry me?”
I opened my mouth, but no words escaped it. My thoughts tumbled all over each other in my head. “Well?” he asked. “I, I… can I think about it?” I tried. “Of course” he said. “I’ll just… I’ll just go home, and then you can have some time to think. Just call me or stop by when you reach a decision”. He kissed me on the cheek and left without further additions to his proposal.
Now I was really confused. Agreeing to marry Claus would definitely solve a lot of my problems. But how could I marry someone I had no feelings for, when I was totally in love with somebody else? On the other hand, I also had the baby to think of, and it was highly unlikely that Lorenzo and I would get together again, even though that was my biggest dream. And it was important for the baby to have a father in his or her life. This seemed like a very difficult decision, and I didn’t feel comfortable making it. But Claus was awaiting my response… oh, my.
“Hi. Its Michelle. I… I want to take you up on that offer you made yesterday” I began. “Really? You want to marry me?” he asked in a surprised voice. “Yes. I will marry you.”
We set the date to January 2. Of course I wasn’t incredibly psyched about the whole ordeal, but on the other hand I knew I was marrying a great, dependable guy that would make a great father. And that was the most important thing for me at this moment. We weren’t really romantic around each other. Or, he tried to be, but I just didn’t feel that spark I was used to. We kissed and cuddled, but it felt weird on my part. I felt like I was kissing my best friend (which he was) or my brother.
We still lived in separate apartments and hadn’t WooHooed yet – we had decided not to move in together before after the wedding. Regarding the wedding, we had planned a small ceremony with just both of our families and our closest friends. Reactions to the news had been very different. My father had been overly happy about it, because, let’s face it – he did not like Lorenzo at all anymore – whereas my mother knew about my non-existent feelings for him and didn’t really approve of the wedding.
Jan and Anne knew that I was still head over heals in love with Lorenzo even though it had been a long time since the break-up, so Jan at least was also a little negative. Anne seemed to look at the bright side though, and kept congratulating me every time she had the opportunity.
And then of course, there was Claus. And oh, boy, was he happy. I had never seen him so thrilled before. He walked around whistling, smiling at everybody, and spent an obscene amount of money on jewellery and maternity clothes for me. I felt guilty about it, but he was unstoppable. I kept the jewellery in their original boxes though, and I didn’t remove the price tags from the clothes… just in case they were to be exchanged later on.
I decided to spend New Years Eve alone. Claus always visited his parents that day; this was a tradition, and I felt too pregnant to come along, being only about a month away from my due date. Anne and Jan went to a high class party in Copenhagen, and my parents went to some fancy thing my Dad’s work place had arranged. I didn’t mind being alone though. It gave me some time to reflect on my latest decisions, and, of course, to dream about Lorenzo, which I did all the time – awake or asleep.
Late in the evening, at exactly 11.08 pm, my doorbell rang. I wondered who it could be at this hour, but figured that it was probably some kids wanting to egg my house or something. I opened the door with caution – I didn’t want eggs all over me – and was amazed at what met my eyes.
“Lorenzo?!” My heart skipped several beats!
28th Jul 2006, 6:42 AM
Oh my gosh, great update! I didn't forsee any of this chapter at all! Great job! :taekwondo
Edit:Just realized I made up for last time, heh. :smash:
28th Jul 2006, 7:21 AM
You update, like, real fast!
Nice update and turn of events! I didn't even expect an engagement..and for Lorenzo to come back so soon! He looks tired..
28th Jul 2006, 7:24 AM
Yes, Lorenzo is not quite, ehm, in good shape. :P
Should I update slower? Cause I can do that if you wish. ;)
28th Jul 2006, 7:37 AM
Should I update slower? Cause I can do that if you wish.
No way! :anime:
28th Jul 2006, 7:39 AM
:lol: Alright, if you put it that way. :D
28th Jul 2006, 8:00 AM
LORENZO CAME BACK! woot. now what to do about that other guy... hmm!
28th Jul 2006, 9:56 AM
Vinhou: I love you because:
1) every time I look to this thread there is a new chapter and most of all because
2) you are going to upload all the next chapters before Monday evening :D * hope * * hope * * hope *
I cannot spend all August without knowing!!!
28th Jul 2006, 9:57 AM
Ashley: Yeah, that's a real pickle. ;)
Vaalyah: Hehehe, alright, we'll see. My simming computer is gone for the weekend, but JUST for you I remembered to transfer all the pictures for the story to my laptop. I'm just so sweet. :D
OT: Anyway, who wants to hear what I just dreamt? (I slept for a few hours since I only had 4 hours of sleep last night).
I dreamt that Lorenzo and Michelle were married, but Lorenzo knew that Michelle was cheating on him - so I kissed Michelle (so that he would have proof), and then afterwards he kissed me (just a peck), and I told him that he looked exactly like one of my sims characters... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Seriously, I spend waaaay too much time thinking about this story... :D :D
28th Jul 2006, 10:07 AM
oooooooooooh, thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!! Love you, love you, love you, love you, love you. A small present for you:
PS: yes, you are a bit obsessed with those sims ;)
28th Jul 2006, 10:17 AM
Oooh that looks delicious! *drooooools*
Oh, but I love my wittle simmies! :D
28th Jul 2006, 10:50 AM
Oh My Lord hes back!!
great update vinnie but we want more please
28th Jul 2006, 11:02 AM
Amazing update Vinnie.. I can't wait to see what Lorenzo wants after all this time apart... *Walks away in wonder*
More, more, more, or I shall start bribing you with ice cream and cookies... :D
28th Jul 2006, 11:11 AM
OMG i realy hope they get back together! And still, Lorenzo looks fine to me. ;)
28th Jul 2006, 11:13 AM
Amazing update Vinnie.. I can't wait to see what Lorenzo wants after all this time apart... *Walks away in wonder*
More, more, more, or I shall start bribing you with ice cream and cookies... :D
Uh, ice cream! Me wants! :P :P
28th Jul 2006, 11:18 AM
Oh, okay.. And you shall have it..!
28th Jul 2006, 11:33 AM
Mmmmm... it's really yummy. :P
Squash, I like your new avatar. Cute kittycat. :)
Alright, if y'all keep insisting... I'll probably post another update tonight.
28th Jul 2006, 11:51 AM
I just found this story.
I'm officially hooked.
28th Jul 2006, 1:26 PM
Mmmmm... it's really yummy. :P
Squash, I like your new avatar. Cute kittycat. :)
Alright, if y'all keep insisting... I'll probably post another update tonight.
Thanks Vinnie.. I'm looking forward to the update.. :D
28th Jul 2006, 3:47 PM
Need other Update now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait for next update!!!!!!!! What is going to happen????????
28th Jul 2006, 3:58 PM
Good update! but ahh, whats she gonna do?? And does Claus like not care that Michelle doesnt love him?
28th Jul 2006, 4:04 PM
Don`t you think that it`s kinda cool that Lorenzo came on new years eve instead of partying? Or maybe he came from a party all drunk, and that`s the reason why he looks tired.
AHHHH, i`m going mad, please update soon!!!!!!!!
28th Jul 2006, 6:12 PM
love love love it!i can't wait for the chapter 17!
28th Jul 2006, 6:33 PM
love love love it!i can't wait for the chapter 17! I'm saying the same thing....
28th Jul 2006, 8:18 PM
Wow, I love the fact that you uodate so often! :D It was a really good chapter and unpredictable!
28th Jul 2006, 8:22 PM
man it just keeps getting BETTER! You are awesome.
28th Jul 2006, 9:37 PM
Update pleaseeeee. CAnt wait :D:D
28th Jul 2006, 9:47 PM
Ummm i hate lorenzo. I hope he goes away for a looong time :flame: besides, i like that whats-his-name :anime: he's very generous :bump:
28th Jul 2006, 9:49 PM
Wow...Lozeno's has gotten better looking....I don't know what I'd if I was her....poor Michelle...
28th Jul 2006, 10:14 PM
NOTE: This chapter contains WooHoo. :P
Chapter 17: Passions, Part I
“Oh, Michelle… I’m so sorry. I miss you so much!” Lorenzo looked horrible. He was unshaved, his hair was a mess. He looked like he had been drinking from June and up until now. I glanced at him in disbelief. Dared I believe this was happening? I had played it over and over so many times in my head. Perhaps this was also a dream?
Lorenzo stepped closer and took my hands – exactly the same way he had done on our very first date. Wild emotions turned me inside out, and I couldn’t speak a single word.
“Can you ever forgive me?” he asked me sincerely.
I still couldn’t say a word, so I did the only thing that made any sense at all: I walked up to him and kissed him romantically.
As I was kissing him, I cried. I felt everything inside me loosening up, all my pain disappearing into thin air. He held me a few inches away from him, caressed my face, and kissed me tenderly. I responded by kissing him more passionately, dragging him inside the apartment.
I knew this was wrong, but it just felt so darn right. I was aware that I would feel guilty about this later… but I had to follow my heart!
The next thing I knew, Lorenzo and I were all over each other. I was very pregnant, yes, but that didn’t slow me down one bit. I wanted Lorenzo, and I wanted him now! He kissed me passionately on my lips and my neck as we moved closer to the bedroom. I dragged his sweater over his head and kissed his strong chest. Oh, how I remembered the smell and feel of his body.
He gently led me down on the bed, where we quickly undressed each other.
But then at one point he made it to a full stop at the discovery of my big stomach, and I was afraid that he would regret his present actions – but to my surprise, he just kissed it ever so softly, caressed it, and looked me deep into my eyes. “I love you so much!” he said lovingly, and kissed me again with the same passion of the kiss right before our very first WooHoo.
What happened next could only be descried as pure magic. I remember before falling asleep in his protective arms that I was thinking that I’d never felt so happy in all of my life.
28th Jul 2006, 10:19 PM
Wow.. Cool update..
Wonder what Claus is going to say about this...??
28th Jul 2006, 10:23 PM
NOTE: This chapter contains some swearing.
Chapter 17: Passions, Part II
“Honey? Are you still asleep, you big sleepyhead? I saw a car outside your apartment, and I just wanted to see if you were o… kay?”
Claus entered the room and looked incredibly surprised by the look of the guy lying next to me in my bed. Oh, yeah, that’s right… Claus! I had totally forgotten about him and the fact that we were supposed to get married tomorrow.
Lorenzo woke up as well. Even though I had been friends with Claus for quite some time, Lorenzo and Claus had never actually met. “Michelle?” Lorenzo asked as he got out of the bed. “Eh, who is that guy… and why is he calling you honey?” he looked baffled.
“I could say almost the same thing” Claus began in a silent manner. “But I do believe I have more right to be confused, seeing as there is SOMONE I DON’T KNOW LYING IN THE BED NEXT TO MY FIANCÉ!!” he screamed at me. Never had I seen him so mad nor so hurt.
“Listen, buddy, let’s just calm down, alright?” Lorenzo proposed. “And let’s give Michelle here a moment to explain what the heck is going on. Michelle? Fiancé? What the crap? You didn’t say anything about any fiancé last night!” Lorenzo also sounded somewhat angry now.
I glanced at Lorenzo. Then at Claus. On some level I felt torn, but when it came right down to it, I knew all too well what my feelings were in this particular situation.
“Eh. Claus… meet Lorenzo” I said, hoping that these few words would explain everything.
They glared at each other, both pairs of eyes consumed with hatred. “THAT’S Lorenzo?” Claus spat. “The stupid jerk who left you when you were pregnant, sending you home all by your lonesome, and all the way from Italy at that? THAT Lorenzo?” he yelled.
“Eh… yes”, I silently answered. “Alright, mister super duper dumba*s, stand up, right now! I’ve got a bone to pick with you!”
“First you hurt my Michelle deeply. I’m sure I don’t have to explain to you how hurt she was? Wait, I suppose I do… cause YOU WEREN’T HERE TO SEE IT!” he howled at him.
“Then you come home – after 6 months! – and jump right in the sack with her? What the he11 kind of a person are you? And YOU, Michelle! How could you fall for that act? He’ll just leave you again. And you cheated on me! With him… that stupid… jerk…” he trailed off. I suppose he got it out of his system.
I was just about to leave the bed when I realized that I was naked. I decided it would be best if I stayed under the covers, at least for the time being.
Claus noticed my nakedness too and looked shocked and appalled. I tried explaining, but it was pointless. Claus was already heading for the door, which he smacked hard behind him. I could hear him crying as he was ascending the stairs.
I sighed. That’s just great. I managed to hurt my best friend right down to the bone. I buried my head in the pillow. “Fiancé, huh?” Lorenzo asked.
As usual I couldn’t really spot his feelings. He was so good at hiding them. “Eh… yes. Are you mad?” I asked with fear in my voice as I put on my underwear. “Am I mad? Hmm, good question. Let’s examine the facts here, shall we. You had agreed to marry Claus? I suppose that’s Claus from the fast food restaurant, right?” I nodded slowly. “Who’s been in love with you, like, forever?” I nodded again. “And you don’t love him, right? I hope I’m not mistaken here.” I smiled at him. “No, I don’t love him.”
“Alright, I must say it was a pretty lousy decision you made there, sweetie. You should never marry someone just out of convenience. But on the other hand… I weren’t here for you when you needed me… I’m so sorry.” He lowered his head and looked genuinely sad.
“So, to answer your question: No. I’m not mad. I have no right to be, after the way I treated you”. He smiled sadly at me. I kissed him – and oh, how I had missed kissing him.
28th Jul 2006, 10:24 PM
yay nice update! (now to read it)
i feel quite sorry for claus tho....poor guy
wtf fluffy demon?:confused::wtf2::err:
28th Jul 2006, 10:27 PM
Aha.. Now I got it.. :)
Great update Vinnie.. I really love this story.. :D
It's soo amazing..
EDIT: Yeah, We're all Fluffy Demon's.. Quite cool... *Fluffs off*
28th Jul 2006, 10:28 PM
yah hes back!
28th Jul 2006, 10:30 PM
Oh, Squash... Garfield! Sooo cool! :D
*fluff fluff fluff*
28th Jul 2006, 10:38 PM
haha.....im so fluffy:P
28th Jul 2006, 11:00 PM
This fluffiness makes me long desperately for a beer. Strange. :blink:
28th Jul 2006, 11:25 PM
YAAAAAAY! They are back togther! Thank you Vinnie, so much!
EDIT: Woah, i`m a fluffy demon too.
28th Jul 2006, 11:33 PM
Dusica: You are most welcome. :D
28th Jul 2006, 11:33 PM
ahh i want another update
28th Jul 2006, 11:35 PM
Another fabulous update as always! :p
It's great to know that Michelle and Lorenzo are back (yay!), but I feel kinda bad for Claus. He was so nice and he really liked her.. it must be a bad heartbreak for him.
28th Jul 2006, 11:37 PM
I love this update can't wait to see what her parents say!
28th Jul 2006, 11:44 PM
yay he is back!
yay I am a fluffy demon....wonder how I became one?
28th Jul 2006, 11:48 PM
i want another update really bad but anyways i love this storys ... Fabolous update
29th Jul 2006, 12:19 AM
i feel bad for claus though. ack!
29th Jul 2006, 12:26 AM
But I like Lorenzo....and Claus.
29th Jul 2006, 1:09 AM
I dont know what to think... Claus or Lorenzo? Lorenzo was such a JERK, but then again Claus isnt the love of her life... I cant wait for the next update ;)
29th Jul 2006, 3:44 AM
Claus or Lorenzo Idk Lorenzo I really don't like anymore but I don't think Claus is fact for her because she isn't in love with him! Can't wait for an update!
29th Jul 2006, 3:52 AM
That was really sad...I don't want her to end up with Lozeno...I get a bad vibe from him and he ran off on her and got scared when Claus was right there with her through thick and thin...
29th Jul 2006, 10:20 AM
Lorenzo! No Claus! No Lorenzo- Oh I just dont know anymore. I'm confuzzled about who's the good guy
29th Jul 2006, 11:39 AM
Yeah, we'll see what happens. ;)
Well, it isn't really about who's the 'good guy' is it - it's more about who Michelle wants to be with, and whether or not she will be able to really forgive Lorenzo. A 'bad boy' can also be a good guy in the end. (My hubby was a 'bad boy' when I met him... now he's a real puppy :lol:)
Anyway, I won't be able to update right away. As mentioned before, my husband has taken my sims computer away (he's at a LAN party), and with it also my graphics program. On this laptop I only have Paint, and it is a real PAIN organazing the pictures with. However, later today my dad will drop by with a copy of Paint Shop Pro. Then all will be good. :P
29th Jul 2006, 11:59 AM
Great update :anime: But i still like Claus. And i STILL hate Lorenzo :eviltongu If it were my story, i'd drown him or something :evilnod:
But it's your story :bump: and you do a great job writing it :D
29th Jul 2006, 1:46 PM
Alright, it is officially your fault that I have fed on only coffee since I got up this morning. Not even breakfast have I had the time for – and the time is now 1.30 pm. Anyway, I downloaded a free trial of Paint Shop Pro, so now all is good. [I'd put a smiley here, but the limit is 14 images, so you'll have to live without it]
By the way - the images are a little blurry-ish this time. I think it's beacuse they've been through Illustrator (which sucks btw.). Sorry 'bout that.
[don't worry, Lorezo, I still love you *comforts Lorenzo*]
Chapter 18: The Joy of Family
The next few days were pure bliss. Probably mainly due to the fact that Lorenzo and I stayed in my apartment all the time.
I was a little scared as to how my family would react to Lorenzo’s return. I was sure my Dad would be very, very mad, and probably have the urge to turn Lorenzo into smithereens. My Mom would probably welcome him back into the family… I suppose. Jan would have a hard time forgiving Lorenzo, and Anne… well, Anne just went with the flow. She’d probably squeal in excitement or something.
Lorenzo told me his reason for staying down there for so long. “I wanted to go back to Denmark to you, I really did. But my parents… after I told them you were pregnant, they wouldn’t stop badmouthing you. They went on an on about you not being good enough for my family, how your whole family was trash, and… well, I suppose I should have left when they began doing that. But… they made me doubt. And let me tell you this, I was so incredibly unhappy all the time. You know I never drink – but I was in fact drunk most of the time during those 6 months. You have no idea what it was like. But now I am here… I told my parents to stop badmouthing you, but they wouldn’t do that! Then I realized you were the thing that mattered most to me. So now I’m here for good… and I’m never leaving you again!”
I believed his explanation and decided to forgive him. After all… he was the love of my life.
Of course I had had the courtesy to call my family and friends and cancel the wedding. Every single one of them asked “just out of curiosity” why I was cancelling it, but I didn’t tell anyone. I wanted to enjoy Lorenzo without feeling their anger hanging over my head all the time.
However – without my knowing it, they had been talking to each other about it, and they had apparently agreed that I had cancelled the wedding due to severe depression or something like that. On January 4 they all arrived at my doorstep, knocking at the door sounding very concerned. I told them that I didn’t want any visitors, but they just believed that to be yet another sign of depression. After a while I had to let them in, otherwise they’d just call a doctor and have me admitted.
“See. I’m fine. Now go away.” It was my best argument, but in spite of that, it didn’t work. They barged in, pushing me aside, waltzing into the living room just to find Lorenzo sitting on the couch. He looked very intimidated. “Uh… hi, everyone” he said apologetically.
They all stared at him without saying a word.
My Dad took the lead. “What are you doing here, Lorenzo?” he asked – easily recognizable as angry, even though he did his best to cover it. “I…” Lorenzo began, but apparently he couldn’t find any good explanation. He decided to keep quiet. “Lorenzo came back” I explained. “He had a few things he needed to figure out, so…” “For SIX months!?” Jan shouted furiously.
“Look, I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. I’m not a child anymore. I can make my own decisions. And my decision is to be with Lorenzo. That’s final” I declared.
My Dad was not prepared for that. “You are NOT going to be with him! Have you totally forgotten what he put you through?” Suddenly my Dad was able to say more than a few syllables in one sentence. “You, Lorenzo, are scum! Oh, and you can be sure I will do whatever’s in my power to keep you away from my daughter. You’re not going anywhere near her, you hear!” He stepped closer to Lorenzo, who hurried up from the couch and stepped a few steps back.
“I, I, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt her, I…” he apologized in a fast pace. “Oh, no, I’m not taking any of your ****!”
He lunged forward trying to get close enough to Lorenzo to catch him – and who knows what he would have done with him then – but fortunately Lorenzo was faster than him. I immediately ran over there and blocked his way. “Dad, NO! I love him. Please don’t hurt him” I begged. My father was indeed very mad.
“Alright, Per, calm down now” my mother began. “Perhaps he’s telling the truth here. You know how much Michelle loves him, so why don’t you just give him a break. And that goes for you too, Jan”. Jan mumbled something incoherently. “Now, everyone… let’s go home. Michelle is obviously doing fine, so no need to worry. Come along, Per!” she commanded. “You treat her better this time, or so help me god, I’m gonna…” he whispered to Lorenzo, and then they all left the apartment.
“They’re not so fond of me, are they?” Lorenzo said quietly. “Nah… not right now. But they will be again, just you wait. One can’t resist loving you” I teased him, and he sent his million dollar smile my way. Oh, how I loved him.
Suddenly I felt an intense pain in my stomach, and I fell to the floor. I tried getting up, but another even more mindnumbing pain consumed me.
The world went black before my eyes, and all I could hear was Lorenzo’s voice calling my name. But I moved further and further away from it… until I couldn’t sense anything at all.
29th Jul 2006, 2:14 PM
:o UPDATE AGAINNN this is so fantastic, I hope Lorenzo treats her better, *refreshes page every 5 seconds*
29th Jul 2006, 3:55 PM
ı hope she and the baby is okay
29th Jul 2006, 4:23 PM
29th Jul 2006, 4:29 PM
Great update as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
29th Jul 2006, 5:56 PM
29th Jul 2006, 7:16 PM
Fabulous update! I can't wait for the next chapter.. !
29th Jul 2006, 7:24 PM
Baby! Baby! Baby! I wanna see the baby! Oh, and another update too please ;)
29th Jul 2006, 8:20 PM
Good update! Wow, Michelle is blacking out becuase she's giving birth? That's quite dramatic. Looking forward to the next update!
29th Jul 2006, 8:25 PM
OMG she is only 6 months pregnant! She can`t give birth now! And, oh my god, she`s back with Lorenzo! Yippie! I am very fond on Lorenzo too Vinnie. ;)
29th Jul 2006, 9:04 PM
Oh, Vinhou, I love you soooo much! ** sending kisses ** :lovestruc: Thank you for these upload! My itnernet connection is slower and slower, but at the end, I succeed in seeing the story!
Thank you! And believe me, if in your life you would come near Venice, let me know, and I'll pay you a dinner in one of my favourite restaurants!
PS: I already have a boyfriend so... don't worry for my love declaration :lol:
29th Jul 2006, 9:05 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG O-M-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hOLY CRAP i CAN'T BELIEVE HE'S BACK!!!!
AND SHE'S HAVING THE BABY.... 6 MONTHS PPPRREEGGOOO!!!
29th Jul 2006, 9:05 PM
Well, she is 7-8 months pregnant in fact (concieved in May) - but yes, it is too soon.
I'll have an update ready for you in... eh, either later tonight or tomorrow morning. :)
bP: Hey, you're just as impatient as I am. :lol:
Vaalyah: LOL :D
29th Jul 2006, 9:07 PM
Later tonight! Please, Vinhou!!!!
Ps., And yes, I'm VERY inpateint right now!!!!!!!!!!!! :taekwondo
29th Jul 2006, 9:32 PM
Alright - your wish is my command. :D
Chapter 19: At the Hospital
I am not really sure what happened next. All I remember were horrible nightmares, so vivid I believed they were real. I dreamt that Lorenzo left me again. I dreamt that my baby was horribly disfigured. I dreamt that Claus attempted suicide because of me. I dreamt that I was caught in a see-through bubble, where nobody could see or hear me, while I slowly faded away.
One morning though, I woke up. It was still very early. I turned my head to see Lorenzo sitting in a chair next to me, sleeping.
I moved a little, just to see if my body still worked. It was stiff and felt strange, but it was functional. I put my hand on my stomach to feel the baby, which I had a habit of doing each morning when I just woke up, and then I realized it. There was no baby! I immediately started panicking. Where was my baby? What was going on here?
Lorenzo woke up. He looked amazed. “Sweetie! Michelle! You’re awake!” He jumped up from the chair and hugged me and kissed me.
“You, you’ve been gone… you‘ve been in a coma for three weeks… but now you’re awake!” I was confused. Three weeks? That was quite a long time. But to the main point. “Where… where is my baby?” Lorenzo looked at me. I couldn’t quite decode the look on his face. “OUR baby… well, it was kind of a rough start… don’t you remember? Nah, you probably don’t…” I felt very impatient. Why wouldn’t he just tell me what had happened? “Is… is the baby alright?” I asked nervously.
Then a big broad smile showed on his face. “She is just fine, sweetie. She was born the night you went into a coma… she is three weeks old now. She is perfect! The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”
I was so relieved. My baby was alright! And it was a girl. A tear ran down my face. “Can… can I see her?” “Well, she was premature, and her life hung in a thin thread for about a week. But luckily she made it… wait a minute; I’ll just go get her. Prepare to meet your beautiful daughter.”
Despite the state that I was in, I was ecstatic. My baby was alright… Lorenzo hadn’t left me, and Claus probably hadn’t committed suicide either. Oh, I was so relieved.
Then Lorenzo returned. In his arms he held the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. This of course meant that she looked more like Lorenzo. She had his skintone and his gorgeous eyes.
He put her in my arms while I lay in the bed. I caressed her face and kissed her forehead. My baby. I gazed up at Lorenzo who looked like he was in a state of pure bliss. At last, everything was perfect. “I’ll just be a minute… I have to call your parents. They’ve been awaiting my call with great anticipation. They were so worried about you. I’ll be right back, sweetie.”
Then I just lay there with my baby girl in my arms. I already loved her more than I ever thought possible. Even more than I loved Lorenzo, which in itself seemed very unrealistic. I started thinking about names for her. Hmm… it wasn’t easy finding the right name. And of course Lorenzo had a say in this too.
After fifteen minutes he returned from the hallway. “Your parents will be here right away. They’ll pick up your brother on the way. Oh, honey, I’m just so glad you are alright! I’ve been so worried about you; you wouldn’t believe how worried I was.” I smiled at him. “My Dad still hates you?” I asked him. “Well, I don’t know. It seems as though he has accepted the whole thing by now. Probably due to the fact that I haven’t left your side since you went into the coma.” He blushed a little. I handed him my baby girl – she needed to be fed. “Why don’t you do it?” he asked me. “Me? I don’t even have a bottle for her.” “No, silly, but you do have instant milk right there” he held back a little laugh and pointed at my chest.
“Oh, right…” “I’ll go get the nurse. She needs to know that you’re awake, and then she’ll come in to tell you all about breastfeeding and stuff like that.” He blew me a kiss and left the room again. Oh, my. I was a mother. The thought amazed me and scared me a little, too.
“There is bad news too, though” Lorenzo told me later on.
“Because of the complications… and you know you had a very hard pregnancy too… it… it seems as though we won’t… I mean, you can’t… sweetie, we won’t be able to have any more children. I’m sorry.”
What? I didn’t get that. No more children?
29th Jul 2006, 9:36 PM
Awww no more children? Poor michelle
29th Jul 2006, 9:43 PM
Vinnie (if I can call you like this?) i'm obsessed with your story.when i see the word "updated",it makes me to jump and laugh,and I am becoming the happiest person :D great update!poor Michelle,I hope she won't lost the joy of her first baby because of the bad news.(sorry for my mistakes)
29th Jul 2006, 9:45 PM
:o Awsome chapter and you update so fast and dont leave me hanging on the edge of a cliff waiting,
Maybe Lorenzo is lying because he doesnt want more kids, or maybe he's telling the truth ooh, I cant wait for next updates.
29th Jul 2006, 9:46 PM
awww, poor Michelle... But at least they have that BEAUTIFULL baby girl! Amazing update, can`t wait for more! Vinnie your story should turn into a novel, it`s just that great!
29th Jul 2006, 9:46 PM
Omg! *bounces* Ok I loved (and kinda hated) this update. Let me explain - I loved the update but I hate the fact that she cant have any more children. But they can always adopt, right? Her baby girl is ADORABLE! Her eyes are definitely her best feature.
Great update! :gjob:
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