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3rd Aug 2008, 9:20 AM
Note: hi guys, this is my first story here. I just wanted to say that a lot of the stories I read on here are so great, and just like a lot of others, I've been inspired to start my own. For the prologue chapter, I just wanted to apologize that the pictures arent larger, I accidently shot them in medium mode without realizing. Bear with me as this will change in the following chapters. Thanks so much in advance for reading - comments are always welcome =D
I couldnt stop staring at the pink house. It was just hideous, quite an eyesore, actually. I dont know how long I've been standing in front of it, but I was pretty sure that the taxi that had dropped off my dog, Princess Peach, and I, had probably reached the next town.
She couldnt be serious, I thought. My mother's lawyer had visited me two weeks ago. I had not spoken to her since I was 19, now 25, her lawyer was paying me a visit. No good news ever comes from your estranged mother's lawyer paying you a visit. He told me what I thought I would here. My mother had died. From lung cancer. Sure. Of course, I thought, she never could say no to a cigarette - or ten. But before she died, she'd written out in her will that her house/home business would be mine to keep. To do with whatever I wished. Whatever I wished....I wondered if anyone would mind me burning the hideous thing down....
Princess Peach whimpered and I walked over and opened the door for her, she sniffed around as I stared at the empty space surrounding me...and a lot of the color purple. I groaned. She never made things easy.
I realized that I was probably standing in the home business section of the house. I guess that meant that the things that I had the house movers ship over a week ago from my apartment, were sitting upstairs waiting for me. I let my shoulders slump in defeat. Okay, so if I hadnt gotten "lucky" (if you can really even call it that) with this place, I would've been homeless. My previous landlord had given me a months time to find another place because he found out Princess Peach was living with me. He went on and on about a no-pet policy before I just screamed at him that I'd remove myself from his property as soon as I found a goddamn place. Apparently this was the goddamn place I was going to be living in for the next year...or so.
I went upstairs and saw with relief that everything I had sent over, was set up for me. I hated moving. It was such a hassle and I always had a hard time with unpacking and organzing. But this was perfect. Even Princess Peach was enjoying herself.
I left her alone and walked over to the bathroom and stared at myself in the mirror. I looked exactly like her. Thats what her lawyer had said. I wondered if he could see that that was exactly what I'd been worried about. Looking like her, acting like her, talking like her. I spent a good deal of my life trying not to be her, anything like her. I didnt want to hear that after a good six years of having no contact with her in anyway, that still, I was connected to her. I shook my head. I was different. Her name was Jennifer and she was an untrustworthy person. My name is Adelaide, college graduate, who made something of herself, despite what her mother thought. I looked away from the mirror and walked away in disgust.
I went about the house and cleaned up a bit here and there. Around 5 o'clock pm, I heard the movers downstairs shuffling about. Although all of my things had been delivered, they were now bringing in the products for the store. Along with the house, my mother had left me her business. "Its a Babies World." When I heard a few bangs and thumps, I figured they were moving in the cribs and changing tables. Her lawyer, Dean, had said that in order for me to pay off the mortgage on the house, I would need a job. Since my Art Gallery wasnt doing so well, I decided to quit my position and take over her job. Selling toys and cribs. After a few hours, I went downstairs and looked at the result.
I was blown away at how full the store looked within just a few hours. The set up was just perfection even if the color of the walls were giving me a headache. Even an excited Princess Peach bounded down the staircase and sniffed around eagerly. When I looked over at her, I found she had already found a favorite place to hang out.
I chuckled. She was a funny girl. I guess she thought that was the best way to protect me. I was amazed at how loyal she remained. At the pound, they warned me that her previous owners had gotten bit by her. I didnt care though, one look at her and I was in love. I think she felt the same too.
Hit by such a strong feeling of tenderness and affection, I called her out and decided to play with her for a bit. She was a happy active pup, which was one thing I truly loved about her.
When we were both tired, I went upstairs and made myself some mac n' cheese. The "lonely-man's" dinner, as my ex would call it. I wolfed it down eagerly. The day had taken its toll on me and my hunger had become evident.
Around midnight, I got into bed with a sigh. Whether I liked it or not, I realized, this was my new home. The sooner I got used it, the easier it would be for me. I didnt know anyone in this town which meant this was a whole new start for me. I guess...its better that way. Especially when you have a few demons you need to escape. As I drifted to sleep, I reassured myself that this was probably best, this was how it was probably meant to be. I was meant to have a fresh start at life. And with that thought, I slept...
...While Princess Peach kept her eyes open for me.
Chapter 1: Mr. Mole
Well I hope you guys enjoyed it, of course it is a tad slow since its just the prologue/introductory. Any feedback/comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much :anime:
3rd Aug 2008, 6:52 PM
This story is interesting i wonder what the next chapter will be about.
4th Aug 2008, 5:27 AM
I woke up to a whole new day the next day. As I got ready for the new day, I realized that today would be the first day I'd have to manage the store alone. I put on my work uniform and went downstairs, ready to open the store for its grand first day. As I was getting ready to turn the closed sign over to open, I noticed a man standing outside the store door. In her eagerness to meet this stranger, Princess Peach raced outside towards him and sniffed him out. She gave me a bark when she felt it was okay for me to approach him.
I walked out towards the man dressed all in black and shook his hand with Princess Peach standing guard by my side.
"Hi, my name is Adelaide, Adelaide Post. I'm new in town." I said. He was the first person I'd met since moving in. I was almost embarrased at how eager my voice sounded. "I'm sorry about her, she's just a curious dog."
"Thats fine, I had a dog myself when I was young, I know how they like to investigate things." He smiled at me then said, "My name is John," he bowed. "I noticed that you moved in yesterday, in fact, I saw you two last night playing fetch in front of your house."
Err...I thought. What was he doing? Spying on me? And who bowed when introducing themselves? I had to keep myself from raising my brow in skepticisim.
"I used to know the woman that lived here," he nodded.
"She was a fine lady, she used to bake some cookies and give em' away free to the customers that visited her store. She'd always save some for me at the end of the day." He shrugged, "anyway, Im glad to see that someone bought her place, it was a shame to see the town's favorite store vacant."
Now I was really confused. Since when was my mother a baker? She used to be the one that was baked half the time if I rememebered correctly.
The last thing I ever remembered her even attempting to make me was toast, and she managed to burn even that. And her store was the town's favorite? I felt like I'd just entered another dimension. I cleared my throat.
"So...um, John is it?" when he nodded, I asked,"what do you do around here?
His reply was quick as it was unnerving. "I'm a mole, I spy on people," he said.
I stared at him incredulously, my heart thumping anxiously. "Are you allowed to go around telling people that?"
He gave me sort of a sheepish look. "Well, actually, I'm retired. So I guess it doesnt matter who I tell."
"Ah," I hoped he didnt notice that my voice had gone up a pitch. "Isnt it still dangerous though?"
He let out a laugh. "Im glad I amuse you," I said with a hint of annoyance in my voice.
"No, no, I dont mean to be rude, I just thought you'd noticed how small of a town you were living in. I mean seriously, even if I told anyone else I was a spy, who would they go and tell?" He chuckled. Then almost quickly sombering up, he said, "I have to go now." He started walking away when he suddenly stopped, turned around, and yelled. "I hope to see you again Jen...err...Adelaide." He let out an embarrased laugh and said, "sorry, you just look so much like her. I got confused for a sec." And with that, he turned sharply on his heel and walked away.
I watched him leave. As I turned around to go back into the store, I stopped and looked at the house. He couldnt know, I thought. He couldnt know I was her daughter. I didnt want to be known as her daughter, I shook my head with anger. I couldnt help but wonder what kind of a relationship these two had shared. With that thought, I shuffled back into the store with a new weight of confusion on my shoulders.
For some reason, even though he was slightly creepy, I found myself very turned on by John. He was different, I thought. Although that could've been a bad thing, I didnt care. It's been a while since I liked anyone...especially since Eric.... I forced myself to stop. I couldnt think about the past anymore, especially not since I had a business to run.
Chapter 2: Open for Business
Thanks so much for your comment SugaPlum.
4th Aug 2008, 12:36 PM
He's a spy and he told her?
Cant wait to find out.
4th Aug 2008, 11:25 PM
I like this story, it's good.
I like her attitude a lot,
it's not the best but it's quite funny!
5th Aug 2008, 1:53 AM
I decided to open to the store despite the unnerving experience I just had meeting John. Inside the store, I flipped over the "closed" sign over to "open" and surveyed the room. Everything was neat and sitting in its designated place. Confidently I took my place behind the counter and waiting at the register. About a half an hour later, just as I was thinking it was going to be one hell of a slow day, this guy walked in. There was something about his stride that made me think "uh oh". He sauntered over to me with his chest puffed and stopped just in front of me.
"Hey baby, you're a fresh new face in this town", he said.
I didnt even bother to hide my dismay. I wondered why it was that guys thought that "hey baby," was the most perfect pick-up line invented. It was as if I were supposed to swoon and breathlessly pant, "take me now, lover." I rolled my eyes in annoyance and put on the most obvious fake smile I could muster.
"Hello Sir, is there something I can-"
"No no - call me, Jacob" he interrupted me. "And all I want is your number and a date with you this evening to show you around town."
I shook my head and said as politely as I could, "I'm sorry, Jacob, I'm much too swamped with things to do." I dont think he was used to being turned down because his eyes suddenly gleamed with a spark of anger.
He turned around and yelled at the other customers in the store, "guy tries to show a new chick in town a good time, and what does she do? She turns him down!"
I hissed at him through clenched teeth, "if you're going to buy something, then do it, if not - get out of my store!" I was praying he wouldnt make another scene to bother the customers browsing my store when he just gave me a sneer and walked away. I shook my head and wondered where guys like that came from.
After that scene with Jacob, everything else went smoothly. I earned my very first simoleon and got hit in the stomach while in the process of depositing it into the cash register all in one shot. After a couple more sales, I decided to call it a night and closed the shop, mouthing sorry to people who had been walking up to the shop just as I had locked the door.
After dinner, while in my pajamas and in the middle of giving Princess Peach a much needed bath, when the phone rang. I rinsed her quickly and ran to my living room to get the phone.
"Is this Adelaide?" a male voice asked into the phone. When I said yes, he said, "hey this is John."
"Oh! Hello John," I realized that I was smiling. "How are you?"
"I was actually wondering if you'd like to come out to dinner with me..." I heard the nervousness in his voice.
My smile widened, "actually that sounds absolutely lovely." I heard him let out a sigh of relief.
"Great! I'll pick you up around 8," he said and before I could agree, I heard a click and realized he had already hung up.
I got into my favorite first-date dress and looked in the mirror. Ugh, I thought. I hated how I looked so plain with my glasses and hair up. I took off my glasses and let my hair down. Still wrong, I thought and gathered my hair into a low ponytail. I was much more pleased when I saw the finished result. Adding just a touch of lipstick, I smiled. I wasnt too bad to look at, I thought.
I hurried down the stairs and outside when I heard a car horn beep for me. When I was outside, I saw that a cab was waiting for me and got in. John was waiting for me in the car with a smile on his face. His excitement was evident as it was contagious that I couldnt help but smile back at him and feel a rush go through my body.
We arrived at a nice looking resturant and walked in. Before I could even sit down, however, John pulled me over to him.
I felt a wave of excitement go through my body as it hit his and our lips met in a perfect kiss. He was the first to pull away and look embarrassed.
"Im sorry, I just couldnt...help myself," he said with an apologetic smile on his face.
I just smiled at him. I really did not mind the fact that he kissed me, especially since it made me feel eager for more. As if sensing my thoughts he smiled back and asked me if I'd like to dance.
I nodded and leaned into him as he took my hand and put his other on the small of my back. We began slow dancing, our bodies so close I could smell the scent of soap on his skin. I closed my eyes and rested my chin on his shoulder, letting the music and the close swaying movements of our bodies take me away.
I was almost lost when I heard him whisper-"...you feel so good Jennifer..."
Repulsed by what he'd just whispered, my eyes snapped open and I shoved him away yelling "what?!"
Chapter 3: Shock
Thank you both SugaPlum and RosesRRed for your comments.
5th Aug 2008, 2:22 AM
This story is great!
I like it a lot, I can't wait for more. :)
5th Aug 2008, 3:07 AM
Good story.looking forward to reading more
5th Aug 2008, 3:58 PM
good for her telling that guy to get out.
But John.... Ewww.
5th Aug 2008, 4:24 PM
So far it's really great! I'm just working on my next chapters in my head and John Mole is one of the persons who will appear in my story! :D Then you can read it and compare what I've made with his life, haha.
5th Aug 2008, 8:37 PM
"What is your problem?" He asked me angrily.
"You just called me Jennifer!" I exclaimed, "my name is not Jennifer." My hands were angrily clenched into fists. I surpressed the urge to strike him.
"It was just a slip of the tongue, and Im sorry, I told you that you looked like her before. She was someone I cared a lot for, Im sor-"
"I dont need to hear what kind of relationship you two shared, I just need to get out of here and away from you." I cried out, interrupting him before he could apologize. I really didnt want to hear the relationship these two had shared.
"Im sorry, Adelaide, you just look so much like her, its as if you two were the same-"
I stopped him by putting up my hands and yelled, "Stop! Just stop, John! I dont even know the person you're talking about and truth is, I dont need to. Im sorry, this is just too wierd."
I felt like my throat was closing, a lump had already formed and I felt the burning sensation in my eyes. I knew that if I didnt get out of there, I'd officially bawl my eyes out in front of him. And that was the last thing I needed. So I turned quickly and ran out of the resturant.
It was raining outside when I found the phone booth out in front of the resturant. I started dialing the number for the cab finding it impossible the first two times because my hands were shaking so bad. The third try, however, was more successful and I sighed in relief when the call went through. I waited in front of the resturant, near the opening doors since it offered me protection against the heavy onslaught of the rain. As I was waiting, a woman came out and looked at me. Her eyes opened up in shock and she rushed over to me.
"Oh my god, you must be Addy, Jenny's sister." she said in almost a breathless voice. "She knew you'd come, she just knew. She always talked about you, said how when you were younger, you looked like a younger version of her. She wasnt lying!" She was thoughtful for a moment and then said in a very somber voice, "Im sorry about your sister, her death was a shock to all of us in this town, especially since it left John a widower. It was barely a year old marriage, you know."
Sister? I tried to say something, my mouth opened but no words would come. I felt as if everything were spinning. I felt her confused and concerned gaze on me as I turned around blindly and started walking away. When I heard a car horn beep I walked towards the yellow blob that I figured was the cab. I felt like a zombie while getting in and as the cab was driving away from the resturant, I let my tears of confusion, frustration, and years of bottled up tension, flow freely.
The cab dropped my off at my house and I blindly rushed upstairs and looked in the mirror. I dont want to be me, I thought. I was desperate. I didnt want to look like her, I didnt even want to be reminded of her let alone remind her last husband of her. I almost threw up at that thought. John had tried to use me to bring back his dead wife-my sister?...I didnt know if my mother had lied to the woman, but I didnt care at this point. I just didnt want to be connected to her in any way.
And so I did something drastic. I took a pair of scissors and starting hacking away at my hair. I pulled out hair dye from the closet and poured it into my hair. In the end, I felt like a whole new person. I didnt see her face looking back at me in the mirror. Instead I saw something far more pathetic, a four year old version of me looking scared and helpless. I sighed and shed my "date" clothes. Getting into something much more comfortable, I grabbed something to eat. I was exhausted and my biggest worry was if I'd have to confront John again...
It was the first night since I was living with her that I cried myself to sleep.
Chapter 4: The Unexpected
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for your comments.
HannahSpring, I cant wait to read what you've done with the mole man =P
5th Aug 2008, 9:10 PM
What a cute story! I love the name of her dog, peach has always been my favourite nintendo girl!
I think she actually looks prettier with her new shorter hair, I wonder what's going to happen with Mr. Mole now. He's definately got some explaning to do, that is if he doesn't get smacked first!
6th Aug 2008, 9:52 AM
A month after the storm, everything began to seem calm. John no longer approached me at a close distance, but I did see him lurking from time to time a few blocks away. I didnt care, I preferred him staying away, I still couldnt stand the thought of almost ending up with the same guy as my mother! The thought still gave me nightmares. It seemed, however, that with my new look, no one could say I looked like her anymore. It had also gotten a lot more easier at night to fall asleep without wondering who the next person to approach me, claiming I was her, was going to be.
For weeks, I tried to find that woman who had stopped me at the resturant and called me Jennifer's sister, but it was a vain search. She never came around again to that resturant. As days passed me by, loneliness began to set in until one day, out of pure desperation, I emailed Eric and let him know where I had moved to. I didnt know what I was expecting, but I felt a little homesick. He had once been my fiance until I broke it off and without telling him, moved to this neighborhood. Looking back on my decision to break it off with him now, I realized how much of a phobia I had towards commitment.
My days passed with me running my business as usual, taking Princess Peach for daily walks, and enjoying the chores that the fall season brought with it on its way in. One morning, before getting to my leaf-raking chores, I checked the mailbox for mail. Peering inside my letterbox, I found a letter addressed to me with no return address.
I opened it and read:
I miss you.
I felt my cheeks burn as I blushed furiously. He always did know how to get me riled up with just the most simplest words, I thought. I tucked the letter away safely and got on with my life, though, because if there was one thing I knew about Eric, it was that he was unpredictable. And true to form, he had not let me in on if he'd be visiting or not. He preferred the element of surprise even when I didnt.
Another month passed and it began to get chillier outside. I was restocking my shelves with new baby products one afternoon, when I heard the doorbell ring. I looked outside and froze in shock and excitement. There, standing in the window of the front store door, was Eric looking much more handsome than ever! Either that or I had been single for way too long, I thought.
He had started to turn away from the front door and was in the process of inspecting the area around him when I grabbed my jacket and burst through the front door, wrapping my arms around him in a hug.
"I cant believe you're here!" I said breathlessly while squeezing my arms around him tightly.
He let out a laugh and pulled away after returning my embrace. Leaning back while grinning he raised an eyebrow. "I cant believe Ms. Post left the city for a small town like this." When I chuckled he said, "you know, I didnt even need to ask for directions to find your house!"
I laughed, "Im impressed, usually you get lost when left to your own devices." I teased him.
"Hey hey, Im not that bad." He grinned from ear to ear. Walking over to the huge teddy bear statue I had in front of the store, he said, "I cant believe you're really living here." He shook his head. "I never pegged you for a small town type of girl."
I shrugged, "it was an option and I took it."
His smile disappeared and he looked sad for a second, "was it because of me? Was it the engagement?"
I sighed and put my hand on his shoulder, "Eric, Im sorry for leaving you, it was my biggest mistake and these months have proved that to me." I gave him a weak smile.
He put his arms around me and hugged me close, cradling my head in his hand as he shushed me. Pulling away gently, he looked into my eyes.
"You still look so beautiful, Adelaide. I've missed you..." he began leaning forward at the same time I did. When our lips met, my heart began thumping fast and all I could do was melt into him.
When we pulled apart, my knees went weak and I had to hold onto him for support. Looking up at his face, I saw that he was grinning and groaned in my head. I didnt want him to know he had this much power over me.
"I'll pick you up at eight," he said abruptly, looking at the watch. "I'm going to go and finish up some business I have, but be ready for me by eight." And with that said, he kissed me again and walked away.
Chapter 5: Dream Date
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6th Aug 2008, 6:25 PM
I really like this story! I hope she and Eric are as perfect for each other as they seem! Keep up the good work, can't wait to read more. :)
6th Aug 2008, 7:45 PM
Aww as cynical as I may be I'm a sucker for a bit of happy romance! And I can't believe John was married to Adelaide's mum! And that she told everyone they were sisters!! Weird! Looking forward to more!
7th Aug 2008, 4:08 AM
That night he called around eight and told me he couldn’t make it due to plans he had previously made before. I was hurt naturally, until he told me that he’d take me out tomorrow evening. After I hung up, I went straight to bed, hoping the next few hours would pass by quickly.
The next day, I spent the entire morning getting ready for our date. I haven’t been this happy for a while, I thought. It was nice to see my face glowing with something other than anger. Around five, he came for me in his car and told me he was taking me to a restaurant he’d heard of downtown. We were pulling up in front of it when I noticed that the building had neon lights in the shape of flamingos on it. I almost groaned aloud in disgust. If this was his idea of a romantic date, I was not impressed. I guess I didn’t hide my disdain for the place well enough because as we got out, he came over and held my hands.
“It’s not as bad as you think it’s going to be,” he said with a smile so adorable that I almost forgot that I was disgusted with the restaurant. Walking away from me, he walked around the corner of the building and disappeared.
With a raised eyebrow I followed him and found a flight of stairs in front of me. We walked up together until we reached the top floor.
I was in shock when I discovered that there was a romantic little restaurant tucked away upstairs. Eric looked back at me and smiled as if saying “see, I told it wasn’t so bad.” A woman quickly appeared in front of us and shook his hand while grabbing the menus for us. She seated us in a corner booth and took down our orders for drinks.
When she walked away, I looked at him with amazed eyes and said, “I never knew this restaurant even existed.”
He grinned. “Its all about the connections, baby” he winked at me. “A friend of mine who worked with me back in the city, opened this place up. He even offered me the job of being the head chef here. It seemed like the perfect job and I was in the process of giving him my answer, when I found out you were here.”
I stared at him, “so you’re moving here?” My voice was shaking a little.
He nodded, “I wanted to be closer to you, Addy…”
I felt the sting of tears in my eyes and quickly wiped one away before it could make its way down my cheek. “I cant believe you still want me after the way I hurt you,” I choked out.
He put his hand on the table and I quickly covered it with mine. He comforted me with just a simple smile and was about to say something when the waiter came by and took down our orders.
After a couple of ours of eating, talking and snuggling with one another, Eric paid the bill and we were getting ready to leave. Just as I had stood up and started walking towards the stairs, he surprised me by grabbing me and giving me a very public kiss which was applauded at by the customers in the restaurant. I was still blushing furiously when we were sitting in his car together. The date ended perfectly with a kiss in front of my door.
The next few weeks flew by quickly while we went out together almost every night. One night in particular he offered to cook dinner at my place. That night ended very well….
After that night, he came over to my place more often. Some nights we would just make out and do small intimate things together. Other nights, we’d lay in bed and watch the television until we fell asleep.
And the nights that he couldn’t make it over, we’d chat on the computer till the early dawn until sleep depravation made us sign off.
Although it seemed like the perfect relationship, I noticed that he never stayed a full night through. Around two or three in the morning, I’d find him leaving the bed to slip on his clothes and leaving me with just a kiss as an explanation.
I never asked him where he was going though, I didn’t want to seem like the clingy girlfriend, even though the questions remained with me for nights after.
A few weeks later...
One morning as I was putting a vase of flowers from Eric had ordered for me on my table, I found that I had to pinch my nose shut because of the strong smell that wafted up my nose from the roses. What the hell? I looked at the flowers and raised my brow. Were these just a bad batch or was I no longer attracted to the smell of roses? After a while of trying to figure if it was me or the roses, I just chalked them up to being a bad batch and went downstairs.
While downstairs and in the middle of restocking my store, my stomach lurched and I felt nauseated. I was holding onto my stomach in pain, when I suddenly felt bile rising in my throat and covered my mouth. What the hell is going on? I thought. Was I sick? I recounted everything I had eaten within the last twenty four hours in my head and still couldn’t find the answer to why I felt like throwing up. I was staring at the floor when it hit me and my head snapped back up. I tried to remember the last time I had my period during the month and when I couldn’t, I realized…
Oh my god, I’m pregnant….
Chapter 6: Changes
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7th Aug 2008, 4:52 PM
good chapter.looking forward to reading more
7th Aug 2008, 5:52 PM
I think that Eric will leave her. And then John will be back. That's what I think.
I had a great time reading this!
8th Aug 2008, 7:31 AM
A month later:
After the rainy season passed, in came the chill of winter. I still hadn’t shared the news of my pregnancy with Eric even though a whole month had passed. I was going to…eventually, I figured. It didn’t feel like the right time to tell him yet though. Especially since he had gotten much more busier at the new restaurant with its opening success and only visited me once or twice a week now. I didn’t mind though, I was proud of him for being a chef in one of the most exclusive clubs of the downtown area. My business had been going great as well – that is, until the snow started following.
One particular morning, after looking outside at the beautiful white blanket left by the snow, I was restocking my store shelves, when a woman walked in. She was bundled up in her winter clothes, which didn’t hide her beautiful thin figure at all. I was instantly jealous. She was a beautiful thing. Raven colored hair, dark blue eyes, with a face to die for.
She saw me standing there and came over. I was about to say that I was closed for the evening, when she gave a laugh and said, “Im sorry, I saw the sign that you were closed, but I just had to come in here. It looked so adorable from outside. I’m Lexi,” she smiled.
I asked her if she was new in town since I never saw her around the area before. She told me that she moved into the area about a month ago with her husband and kid.
“I’m currently expecting another,” she patted her non-existent stomach and grinned proudly. “My other, Adele, is now a whole two years old. I figured instead of handing down her crib to the new baby, I should be getting ready to buy a new one and that’s when I saw your adorable shop.” She exclaimed with a giggle.
I nodded while listening to her chatter away about being a mom again, thinking about being one myself in a few months. She told me about the trials and tribulations she went through with her first child, telling me how hard it had been to give up her modeling job in the city to take care of the baby. I was amazed at how caring she seemed as a mother, back in the city, the few models that I had met had been quite shallow. All of them, it seemed, had practically vowed never to lose their figure to childbirth.
She chatted away some more and when it came time to leave, she insisted that I go over to her house for coffee tomorrow. Taking nothing but “yes” for an answer, she gave me a warm hug and left. While watching her leave, I had to smile. It seemed like I finally had a real friend in this town.
The next morning, after feeding Princess Peach, I went over to Lexi’s house. It wasn’t hard to find since I knew my way around town pretty well now. She came outside and hugged me, welcoming me into her house.
Taking me straight to the kitchen, she made me coffee and we both sat at her kitchen table and talked. When I asked her from which city she had moved from, to come here, she surprised me.
“I used to live in Sim City,” she nodded. “This place however, seems like a good choice made by husband. I mean, I feel safe raising Adele here.”
I nodded silently in agreement and finished my coffee. Looking around while she told me more about the house, I realized her kitchen was very beautiful. In fact, her whole house was amazing. I thought about my own small cramped place above the shop and winced at the thought of having to raise a new baby there. Lexi startled me out of thought when she took my coffee cup out of my hand and said we should move into the living room, since it was a cozier place for talking.
While on the couch, I turned to her and asked what she did for a living. Lexi just beamed me a smile and said, “I am officially for now, a full time mommy. I figured it would be better for me to focus on Adele while my husband was away at work.”
I nodded with an “oh” and asked curiously, “What does he do?”
“He actually came here to be a chef at a restaurant downtown. A friend of his had opened it up and offered him the delightful position as head chef. When he told me about it, I figured we should all just move here. He wasn’t so keen on that idea though,” she said chuckling. “He thought I wouldn’t like it in such a small town.”
My heart stopped while I tried to ask without stammering, “He’s a chef?”
“Yes,” she nodded and motioned her hand to the table beside me holding a picture frame. “That’s him and Adele the first day we moved in here.” I whipped my head around saw the picture frame. I got up and stood in front of it in shock, trying to make sure what I was seeing was in fact real. There in the frame was a photograph of Eric holding a little baby girl who I assumed was Adele, since she looked so much like him.
Lexi got up from the couch and stood behind me asking me if I was alright. I crossed my arms while looking at the photo blindly and asked her if I could see her daughter, Adele.
“Sure,” she agreed and led me to little Adele’s nursery. Looking down at the child laying asleep in the crib, I crossed my arms around my chest protectively and asked Lexi when she and her husband had met.
“That my friend is a long story,” she said with a sigh.
“It was about three years ago, when I stumbled into his restaurant back in the city. We hit it off from the start, but it was a flimsy relationship. We only hung out when the other one wanted to have a “good time”. Him and I were both seeing someone else on the side, so it was a relationship without expectations. Then my boyfriend, finding out I was pregnant, left. I told Eric, that’s my husband’s name by the way, that I was pregnant with his child, but he told me that he couldn’t be with me because he was in love with someone else. And so I raised Adele by myself for the first two years, when low and behold, Eric came back to me one magical day and told me he wanted to be there for his child. I guess his girl had left him.” She shook her head and leaned over Adele’s crib and brushed a few loose strands of hair from Adele's forehead.
“It was strange though, he never ever revealed her name to me.” She said in a distant voice while deep in thought as she stared down at Adele. “Not once…” her voice trailed off.
I could feel everything building up inside of me. All the rage, hurt, all the disgust. When it felt like I couldn’t hold it in anymore, when I couldn’t pretend I was okay, I ran.
As I burst out her front door, I felt my lungs burn with the urge to scream. I heard the concern in her voice as she called out to me, but even that didn’t stop me. The one person I thought I could trust betrayed me and was the worst feeling in the world. Why Lexi, I thought, why did it have to be with someone who was so damn beautiful and everything I was not?
Chapter 7: Revelations
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8th Aug 2008, 9:20 AM
WoW! What a twist in the story haha.
Great story! :) It's been very interesting, looking forward to reading more!! :D
8th Aug 2008, 5:34 PM
This is getting really interesting! I think the story is getting much better! Keep it up! But also try to work on the pictures a little, maybe you could use more zooming. That just what I think. :) I'm looking forward to the next chapter!
8th Aug 2008, 6:36 PM
I just discovered this story and I'm loving it so far! My one critique is that the pictures could be bigger. But I love the plot, and there's so much of it! There are so many story lines in each chapter; it's great.
8th Aug 2008, 7:37 PM
I can't wait to see how that plays out...
9th Aug 2008, 1:53 AM
For days, I cried. It seemed like I couldn’t do anything else other than cry. The phone rang almost every day for hours on end, but I never picked up. I knew it was Eric. I knew he was probably calling to explain his end of the situation. I didn’t care though. I had become numb during the past days while a child in my belly grew.
One cold afternoon, while moping around in bed, I heard Princess Peach whining. She used to love the snow and I guess had seen the thick white blanket of the stuff on our front lawn. I gave a long sigh and looked down at her. It was almost as if she were pleading me with her eyes to take her out so she could play. I had spent a week indoors crying, she didn’t deserve to be punished I thought while grabbing my coat and taking her out. Just as I had walked a few feet out into the snow, Eric appeared with a grim look on his face.
I put my hands up and warded him off with an angry look. I didn’t want to hear what he had to say. I didn’t care at this point.
“Addy….” His voice trailed off as he saw the anger on my face.
“Save it,” I spat. “I want you to leave. Now!”
“Please, Addy, give me a chance to explain,” he said quietly in desperation.
“What can you possibly say, Eric? What words can make this situation better, please tell me.” I stared at him with empty eyes. “As far as I’m concerned, we’re over.”
I heard the coldness in my voice and tried not flinch from it as his face crumbled.
“Addy, I cant lose you… I can explain about Lexi….”
“You know what, Eric? Go ahead, please explain how while we were together back in the city, you were screwing her for “pleasure”. Please explain to me how you had the nerve to get her pregnant, only to turn her down when she told you about the baby she was having, YOUR baby – only to then come home and propose marriage to me.” I started crying. “How could you, Eric?”
He came over to me and put his arms around me in comfort.
“Please don’t cry, Addy, please let me explain. I wasn’t ready for a serious relationship with you when I met Lexi. We had our casual fling and I thought nothing of it until she told me she was pregnant…It was then when I realized that I didn’t want her to be the mother of my children, it was you I wanted, Addy. I told her I’d help her with the child but that I couldn’t be there for her because I was in love with someone else…Addy, I gave her and our child up for you. And you left! You left me, right after I proposed to you! When I couldn’t find you for weeks, I went back to Lexi, to visit Adele. I thought you weren’t coming back so I told Lexi I’d take care of her and our child. So I married her. It was a shotgun wedding and it was only so I could take care of Adele. But it was only because I hadnt heard from you….Addy, you just disappeared.”
I sobbed as he continued, “I know what I did wasn’t right, but it happened, Addy, I mad a mistake. Please forgive me for my past. We can still make this work. We can!” His voice sounded so desperate.
“How can we?” I whispered. “Lexi’s pregnant again with your second child…” It was on the tip of my tongue to yell at him that I was pregnant too, but I refrained.
He looked at me shocked for a second before quickly recovering.
“I will find a way,” he quickly assured me. “Just don’t say its over, Adelaide. I need you. I will tell Lexi that the marriage cant work anymore, I’ll tell her that I can still take care of Adele’s needs though and when the new baby comes, I can send her money and visit my children every weekend. But I don’t want to be with her,” he shook his head. “I want to be with you, Addy. Cant you see that?” he whispered sadly.
He pulled me into a hug and made me promise that I wouldn’t do anything until we talked more about it. I nodded and returned the hug without saying a word. We both pulled apart and just stood there for a few minutes.
I told him he should go home to Lexi, but not tell her anything yet. I told him I needed time to think and would call him in a few days. He nodded and left without a word.
As I watched him leave, I realized with a sinking feeling what I needed to do. I went back inside my house and dialed the number to Dean, my mother’s lawyer.
A few weeks later….
“Thanks so much for helping me find this place, Dean, and for taking care of the paper work for the other place.” I smiled at him. “Also, thanks again for not mentioning my move to anyone in town. I just want to take it easy for the next few months, you know?” I laughed while patting my stomach.
“Its not a problem, Adelaide. Mr. George will show you your new apartment, I hope you like it here, its one of the best deals I could find in Sim City for you and the baby” he said nodding towards my stomach. “Take care of yourself now and call me if you need anything,” he said smiling as he walked away.
Mr. George was playing with Princess Peach while I stood outside the new building my apartment was in. When I told him I was ready to see my place, he took me around the side of the building and up the stairs. The front door opened up straight into the kitchen and I found myself staring at my new place.
“I like Mr. George,” I said with a smile. “Thank you for giving me a discount on the place,” I hugged him.
“Oh no problem dear, just make sure that you take care of that bundle of joy coming your way,” he winked at me and left.
I walked over to the huge window in the living room section of my apartment and stared at the window as I thought of the child growing inside of me.
“Its just going to be you, me and Princess Peach now, baby” I said to myself as I looked outside while patting the slight bulge in my stomach. “I’m going to take care of us all by myself.”
Chapter 8: Surprises
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HannahSpring - the reason why I dont like zooming so much is cause once it gets redundant, it gets boring. And also I like the viewer to see the atomosphere too, cause sometimes in a picture it can be raining, and that creates for more "feeling." But I will try to work on my zoom more.
Lizalizbethy - those are as big as the photographs can get, heh. I'm using the largest setting in the game to photograph them with. =P
9th Aug 2008, 12:55 PM
9th Aug 2008, 11:53 PM
I wouldn't trust him either, lol. Really nice chapter!
10th Aug 2008, 1:32 AM
Another new start; poor Adelaide. I'm still loving this story, though. I love how ... sims-y it is. So many stories load up with custom content (and don't get me wrong, I love those stories), but this one is more about the story the line than the scenery - and the story line is more than enough to hold my attention. Can't wait for more!
10th Aug 2008, 4:37 AM
The first few months of pregnancy were easy for me to endure alone. Winter came and went, bringing by the beautiful season of spring. I decorated a room for the new baby, and although I had asked my doctor not to tell me what the sex of the child was, I already had a feeling I knew what it was. For hours on end, I would sit in the nursery and stare at the crib. I was excited to have the baby, I just wished it didn’t take such a long time.
I took the time I had to read almost every book I could find on how to raise a baby on your own and when I wasn’t reading, I was talking to the baby. Pregnancy came with its trials and tribulations however.
I would fall asleep on the couch when too exhausted to find my way to my bed, pigged out joyously for two, no longer cared for how I looked as much, and had even gotten a luxury job of writing online articles from home.
I didn’t care, however, because as my stomach swelled to the size of a basketball, I felt the furious little kicks of a person inside of me who I was going to meet soon.
One night as I was finishing up an article for my job, it happened. I felt myself sitting in wetness. Getting up, I felt the first pangs of pain from a contraction. I called my doctor who rushed her nurse over to pick me up, and that night, I met my daughter who I named Ella after Eric’s mother. She had his eyes...
A week later, I was back at my place with Ella, ready to start a completely different life with her. I gave her all the love I could, never thinking it was even possible to love someone else as much as I loved her.
So it surprised me when two years later, I was celebrating her second birthday with her. I now understand why mother’s say that it seemed like just yesterday when their babies were born. I felt the same way with Ella. It was so hard for me to see her growing up already.
One evening, while Ella was in her feeding chair as I was just finishing making dinner for the night, I heard the doorbell ring. Thinking it was Mr. George coming for the rent, I walked over to the door, not really paying attention to who was standing there as I was reading my recipe book. Looking up before reaching the door, my book fell out of my hands.
I stood there staring at John’s face. For a second I didn’t know if I should even bother opening the door or not. How did he find me? I wondered if Eric also knew where I was. Shrugging away that thought, I walked over to the door and opened it, stepping outside into the warm spring air with him.
“How did you find me, John?” I asked in a quiet voice.
He was about to answer when Ella started wailing her little butt off in the kitchen. I groaned, I forgot she was still in her high chair! I told John he could come inside and wait in the kitchen as I hurriedly put Ella in her crib.
Walking back to the kitchen, I saw John had seated himself at the table and was watching me with an amused look on his face. I sat down across from him and looked at him. We both sat there without saying anything for a while when he broke the silence.
“You are a hell of a hard woman to find, Adelaide.”
Chapter 9: The Truth
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10th Aug 2008, 3:17 PM
It's nice to see John back. :)
11th Aug 2008, 1:06 AM
“Never mind how you found me actually, why are you here, John?” I asked quietly.
“Look, I didn’t mean to freak you out by just turning up at your door like that. A few months back, a woman came to me asking if I knew where you had gone. I didn’t make much of it then, but a week later, a man was going around town asking everyone if they’d seen you around anywhere. Lets just say that that’s what sparked my curiosity.” He was watching my face intently. “So why are you back in the city, Adelaide?”
I sighed, my shoulders slumping in defeat. “I had a baby.”
John let out a quick laugh and said, “you know as small as a town Desiderata is, they stopped punishing single unwed mothers a very long time ago, Adelaide. You could’ve had her in Desiderata.” He smirked a bit. “What’s the real reason?”
I looked up at him incredulously and cried, “You have some nerve John”
He stopped smirking and looked at me seriously. “Why did you really leave? Did it have something to do with that person? Eric? I think that’s what his name was?”
I dropped my head and nodded. “I didn’t know he was married John. We were engaged a long time ago. I thought he came to Desiderata for me…alone.” I felt so embarrassed.
“Everyone makes mistakes, Adelaide. If you didn’t know, you didn’t know. I’m guessing you left as soon as you found out he was married and you were pregnant with his child?” He nodded towards the direction of Ella’s nursery.
I shook my head, “no, I left when he told me he’d leave her for me. He didn’t know I was pregnant with his child, but at that point, I didn’t want him to know. I didn’t want to be the reason why his wife had to raise the children she had with him, alone.” I looked up at his face. “I refuse to be the reason why their marriage failed.”
He nodded and we both sat in awkward silence again. I had so many questions to ask him, but I didn’t know where to start.
“Do you want to know about Jennifer?” He asked as if he had read my mind. I tried to open my mouth to say “yes” but my mouth went dry so I just nodded at him.
“She was your sister and in a sense, your mother, Adelaide. Just not the one who gave birth to you." He continued on while I stared at him in shock. "Your mom left both you and Jennifer when you were a year old. Jennifer raised you from that point on, despite only being fifteen, she took on the responsibilities of being your mother. She told me that while raising you, she got into some horrible things herself like drugs and really bad guys. She tried though, Adelaide. She tried to give you the best life she could until you started rebelling against her during your teenage years. That’s when she couldn’t hold onto her sanity anymore and crashed hard.”
He looked up at my fallen face and shook his head. “Every day, from the moment I had met her, she’d tell me how she regretted the past. How if she had just one chance to do it over, she’d do it over right. However, the truth is, Adelaide, even though Jennifer couldn’t see it, you were lucky to be raised by her. What she told me about your real mother… it wasn’t so pretty. And you could’ve been in a far worse situation that you think you were in.”
I stared at him for a second before my face crumbled and I started sobbing. All these years I hated her for nothing and yet everything. I wished she had told me the truth from the beginning rather than trying to raise me in the place of my mother.
“Look, Adelaide. She loved you no matter what. And she’d always want what’s best for you.” He said taking out a velvet box and placing it on the table. “That’s why I’m proposing that we get married.” He pushed the box over my way.
I jerked my face up startled. “What?”
“I know it seems a bit weird, but face it. You’re going to need help raising Ella as she grows up. You aren’t earning enough with your online job and soon, you’re going to have to move out of this place so you can give Ella a bigger room as she grows and a backyard for both Ella and Princess Peach to play in one day.”
“I…” I stared at him not knowing what to say.
“I will always love your sister. Jennifer told me she had cancer and despite that, we still got married. She was the love of my life, Adelaide. But she’s gone. I’ve accepted that and I want to move on. I will take care of you, Ella and Princess Peach if you let me. We don’t even have to be intimate. It can be a sham of a marriage.” He searched my face intently for an answer.
“Why?” I choked out. “Why do you want to do this?”
“Because I want to make right what Jennifer thought she did wrong. She died thinking that cancer was her punishment for the way she raised you…” his voice trailed off as his eyes became blurry. “Let me take care of you and Ella, Adelaide. It will be a good life, I promise.”
I opened the box and stared at the diamond ring as he looked at me, face filled with hope. I didn’t know how to answer him. I didn’t even know if this was the right thing to do. All I could think about was how Eric would react to this if he ever found out. But then again, he could never find out, I thought.
When I didn’t say anything for a long time, he sighed and said, “You don’t have to make a decision now, sleep on it and let me know in the morning.” When I nodded, he smiled.
“Can I see her? Can I see your daughter?” he asked a moment later.
I took him into Ella’s nursery and introduced him to her. He took her from me and held her as I sat down in the chair and watched them. Ella was instantly in love with him, giggling as he picked her up and played with her, snuggling close to him when he held her and finally staring up at him in awe when he placed her gently in her crib.
He turned away from her and looked back at me.
“She has his eyes.” He said quietly to me.
Nothing else needed to be said after he took my hand and gently pulled me onto my feet. He hugged me close to him and promised me that everything would work out right. When he let me go, he asked if he could stay the night, quickly offering to sleep on the couch when he saw the hesitant look on my face. I nodded.
That night was the first night I felt relieved after moving back to Sim City.
The next morning, I woke up realizing there was a man who wasn’t Eric, sleeping on my couch. I got up with a groan and went through my daily morning routine except this time, when I caught sight of myself in the mirror; I realized that I wanted to make an effort on my looks this morning. I brushed out my hair and applied a little bit of make up onto my face.
Pleased with the outcome, I went into the nursery to see if Ella had gotten up. She was still asleep so I just tucked her in and continued to the kitchen to make breakfast. I was getting ready to pull the cereal box out of the cabinet when I realized that I wasn’t making breakfast for one this morning. So I pulled out some pancake mix instead and made pancakes for the first time since moving here.
John woke up and used the bathroom as I was placing the plates on the table. He came over and sat with me. Gathering up his fork, he dug into his plate of pancakes, occasionally giving me a grin as he ate, complimenting me on the deliciousness of the meal. I sat there watching him, not even touching my food.
“John,” I whispered.
He stopped eating and looked up at me intently with his light blue eyes.
“I want to do it,” my voice sounded gruff so I cleared my throat. “I want us to get married.”
He just smiled and placed his hand on the table. I placed mine on top of his and smiled at him as he intertwined his fingers with mine. Underneath the table, on my other hand, the ring was on my finger, sparkling with as much promise as his eyes.
Chapter 10: New Beginnings
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11th Aug 2008, 9:59 AM
yay their getting married
11th Aug 2008, 1:04 PM
Yay, wedding! It's nice to see them getting married although it was a bit in a rush, wasn't it? :) I wonder what other mysteries will we get... John is a very nice character, I really like him in the game. He's going to appear in my next chapter, too, so keep watching (thanks for your comment, GiipsySimKittyn!).
I wonder if Eric will find out (or rather when). And then what happens if his wife finds out, too (if she will find out).
12th Aug 2008, 2:37 AM
This story just keeps getting better. Can't wait for the next update :)
12th Aug 2008, 5:04 AM
Wow, I didn't except that!
Very good , but I though her hair was blond?
Oh well, i can't wait to see what happens next!
13th Aug 2008, 9:24 AM
It wasn’t long after I agreed to marry him, that I found the perfect house for us to move into. John made sure to take care of the entire moving process after I found the house. He was keen on the fact that I hated the stress of packing, unpacking, and organizing furniture so he hired people to help him do it while I took care of keeping Ella calm. When we first arrived at the new house, I felt a swell of pride while imagining Ella growing up and having her own room someday.
As we walked into the house, John offered to show me the rooms in the house and I agreed having never been in the house before. I put Ella down near her activity table in the living room and followed him up the stairs to a room he said was my own. I smiled as I saw my old bed in the room as well as Princess Peach’s.
Without thinking, I asked, “where will you be sleeping John?” Realizing what I said sounded awfully much as if I were hinting that he wasn’t allowed in my room, I blushed furiously. Trying to think of anything that would change the meaning of what I had just uttered.
John didn’t say anything for a second, then replied in an emotionless voice. “I have my own room actually, but before showing you that, I’d like you to see Ella’s nursery.”
He grabbed my hand and took me over to the next room. When I was standing in front of the door, he told me to close my eyes. Lifting an eyebrow, I obliged and felt his fingers encircle my wrist as he pulled me into the room.
“Open your eyes, Adelaide.” He whispered in my ear and I felt him move away from me.
I slowly opened my eyes and gasped. “Its beautiful, John” I whispered, my voice barely audible. The room was painted a light peach color and there was a new crib, changing table, and toys arranged just perfectly. I picked up a teddy bear that was sitting in the middle of the room and hugged it to my chest.
“She’s going to love it here.” My voice filled with raw emotion. I turned to look at him and said, “You really didn’t have to do all this.”
“I want to give her all that I can, Adelaide. So yes, I did have to do all this.” He smiled at me and laughed lightheartedly. “Come on, I’ll show you my room before you start bawling right here.”
I didnt mind him teasing me. In fact, I was glad for the distraction. Hurriedly I followed him over to his room.
“This is your room?” I exclaimed with surprise.
He nodded and walked over to his telescope. “Well, actually,” he said, “its more of a study than it is my room. But this is where I’ll be sleeping at night.” He looked through the telescope at something outside the window while I silently groaned. The room was far too small to be a study let alone his bedroom. I shook my head sadly wondering why he had to make it so difficult for himself. As if sensing my frustration, John told me that there was one more room he’d like to show me and took my hand to lead me down the stairs. He took me below the living room to a large empty room next to the garage.
“One day, when Ella’s in her teen years, I want to take down the nursery and combine it with my room upstairs to make her one huge room.” He said, “that’s when I’m going to make this space mine. But until then, if there’s something you want to do with it, go ahead. I was thinking it’d make a nice gym area in the meantime.” He nodded at me.
I felt a wave of disappointment wash over me. Even after Ella was a teen, he wanted his own room? I wondered if it was for himself or for me that he was taking on having his own room. I nodded absentmindedly at him as he continued talking about the plans he had for the room.
I was about to go upstairs when he stopped me, telling he had another surprise to show me in the backyard. I followed him and stopped short when I saw what he had done. Out in the backyard was a swing set, something I always told him I wanted to get for Ella when she was old enough. My eyes stung with unshed tears.
“I know its too soon and she wont be able to use it for a couple more years,” he said sheepishly. “But I want it to be here for her when she’s ready.”
I walked over and sat on the swing set, nudging myself back and forth with my toe. We both were enjoying the silence when I got up and pulled him into a hug. He was surprised at first, not knowing what to do with his hands, but then just wrapped them around me as well and returned my embrace.
It felt so right hugging him, I thought. I pulled away slightly and looked into his eyes, not realizing that I was leaning in closer and closer. It was when our lips touched that I felt a jolt of electricity go up and down my spine and was so shocked that I shoved him away.
“I…I’m sorry...” I stammered and blushed furiously. No longer knowing what to say, I ran up the stairs leaving him behind, but not before seeing the hurt look on his face.
Oh, John…I thought. Why did it have to be this hard? I found a loveseat on our patio and sat there, starting blindly ahead of me. I didn’t know what bothered me more. The fact that I couldn’t forget Eric, or the fact that I wished that the kiss between John and me had continued. I covered my face and sobbed, wondering what was wrong with me.
An hour later, I heard John saying my name as he approached me.
“Here you are, Adelaide.” He smiled and sat next to me.
“John, I want us to have the wedding tomorrow,” I said so abruptly that even he was taken back.
“Ahem” he cleared his throat…”Isn’t that a little too soon?”
I shook my head. “No, I want to do it as soon as possible” I said with a determined voice.
He studied me for a second and then nodded. “Okay, we can do it tomorrow.” His voice was unreadable.
I stared ahead of me wondering what the future had in store for us. If this was a marriage of convienence, I thought, Ella better never find out. I wanted her to fall in love and marry that person. Not settle like I did.
"Adelaide," John said, jerking me back to reality.
"Hmm?" I looked over at him, meeting his intense gaze.
"Im glad you went back to being a brunette." He said softly. "I know why you changed your hair color before...but I just wanted you to know, you look beautiful as a natural brunette."
I chuckled a little. "It wasnt really my choice to go back to being a brunette." I grinned at his confused look. "Having a baby doesnt leave time to care much about your looks." I explained.
We both sat there quietly enjoying the peace for a while until we heard Ella crying out for us.
The next day, early evening, we held a small ceremony and were married. I was in a wedding dress that I had bought earlier that day and John was in a suit that he had owned almost half his life. Nanny Gwendolyn was there to witness the magical event, along with Ella, who was mostly confused during the ceremony.
After him and I exchanged vows and rings, we hugged. I think Gwendolyn was confused since usually a wedding ceremony ended with a kiss, but she had tears sparkling in her eyes anyway.
After the ceremony, I fed him some cake and grinned as I “accidentally” missed his mouth. Gwendolyn even got a piece and rolled her eyes while walking by John and I.
We were in the kitchen, sipping champagne and giggling like tipsy teens. It was after she was gone from our sight, that he grabbed my hands and stared at me, grinning like an idiot.
“What?” I giggled, slightly dizzy from the champagne.
“I know that this isn’t a real marriage, but…” his voice trailed off.
“But what?” I titled my head, curious to see where this was going.
“I just wanted you to know that I booked us a trip to Twikki Island.” He looked at me and then quickly said, “we don’t have to go, but I thought it’d be nice to get away and relax for a few days.”
I just smiled at him. “I think it’s a great idea, John. When can we leave?”
His grin was so adorable that I almost melted. “We can leave tomorrow if you'd like or next-”
“Tomorrow is perfect” I interrupted hurriedly. “I’ll go get packed!” I yelled, halfway up the stairs to my room. Truth was…I was ready to get away from reality for a while. And what better place than to do it at Twikki Island, I thought. I made plans that night for Gwendolyn to take care of Ella and Princess Peach whil we were gone.
Early next day, we arrived at the hotel. As John was checking us in at the front desk, I sighed. I wondered why it was that I was here at a romantic island with, John instead of, Eric, who I still loved. This was going to be a long trip, I thought mournfully while staring at the beautiful palm trees outside. I just hoped I would enjoy the trip.
Chapter 11: The Honeymoon Trip
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13th Aug 2008, 11:33 AM
She's still in love with Eric? Gosh, Adelaide, wake up!
I really enjoyed this chapter! I wonder what will happen on their honeymoon. :)
13th Aug 2008, 4:21 PM
I still think John is up to something!
13th Aug 2008, 8:52 PM
GiipsySimKittyn, I just wanted to ask you one thing: how did you make this picture?
I mean the pose of Addy and Eric - I like how he's holding her arms while she's crying. I'd like to use this pose in my story (if you don't mind) but I'm unsure how you did that. Thanks!
13th Aug 2008, 10:30 PM
Hey HannahSpring -- what I did was press the shift + ctrl + c
keys on my keyboard and type in this cheat in the white cheat box on top of the screen: boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true
and click ENTER.
After that cheat box goes away at the top, left click the sim you want to use for the pose, and choose SPAWN when a menu pops up. When you click that, it should take you into a whole new menu, where you should choose Pauls Reaction Tester.
A box should appear on the screen next to your sim, or somewhere around them, click on the box and you should see another menu.
choose column two - cry mild.
When you click on that reaction, a dialog window appears with three options:
Interaction, Anim and Overlay:
Interaction: will instruct your Sim to perform the reaction looking straight ahead.
Anim: will instruct your Sim to stand up and perform the action.
Overlay: this will allow your sim to do two things at once, such as sitting in a chair and crying, or laying in bed and crying.
If your sim is standing and crying, click on another sim in the house and click back on the sim that is crying, there should be a "Console" option. Click that option, and your other Sim will go and comfort your crying sim.
Hope this helps - let me know if you need any help or are confused lol, Im not exactly the best explainer of things.
14th Aug 2008, 10:28 AM
While John finished up the checking in process, I went into the room that he had booked for us. Just as I had walked into the room, I stopped dead in my tracks. In front of me was a room with two beds. There was no room for intimacy, I thought. Did he not want to give us a chance? I wondered if he even wanted me anymore. Was I just too much of a reminder of Jennifer? I stared ahead of me blindly, feeling the sting of tears building up in my eyes.
John walked into the room a few minutes later and looked at me with surprise.
“Hey,” he said in a comforting voice. “Are you okay? Do you not like the room? Is it not big enough?” He sounded genuinely concerned.
When I shook my head, he asked, “did you want us to have two separate rooms? Cause its not too late, I can ask them to change us into a room with two bedrooms…”
I shook my head harder. “No, its fine John,” I said, my voice weary. “Im just tired I guess.” I shrugged and walked out to the patio for some fresh air. I knew I was confusing him, but I didn’t care anymore. I was just as confused. I no longer knew what it was I wanted from him, especially when I kept giving him mixed signals.
As I was enjoying the salty cool breeze of the beach, John came up next to me.
“Isnt it beautiful here?” he breathed in deeply and exhaled. “It seems like the most perfect place to relax and lose yourself.” He looked over at me and smiled.
I closed my eyes and nodded at him. “It’s a gorgeous island” I whispered.
“Do you want to freshen up and go exploring?” He asked me.
I opened my eyes and smiled at him. “That sounds perfect, John.”
I showered and changed into something a bit more comfortable for the weather. We both visited one of the activity centers in the island. We both watched as one of the island men played with a fire baton. John was clearly enjoying himself and even let the man give him a few pointers on how to twirl the stick without hurting himself.
Later on, as the sky grew darker, we stood together at the beach and watched the waves roll in and out. It was such a beautiful and peaceful sight, I almost didn’t want to return back to the hotel. However, John wanted us to go back to the hotel to have dinner.
When we returned, he went into the bathroom to freshen up while I put on something appropriate for dinner. Just as I was closing the drawer, John walked out of the bathroom and stopped short in his tracks, staring at me. I met his intense blue gaze, not even noticing that I had closed the drawer and was just standing there, staring at him.
He walked over and put his hand on my cheek, softly caressing it.
“God, you look so beautiful, Adelaide.” He smelled faintly of soap and beach salt.
I felt my knees shake and inhaled sharply as I saw his face inching closer to mine. He must have heard me, because he suddenly pulled away and said we were going to be late for dinner if we didn’t hurry. I followed him to the restaurant, fully confused and slightly annoyed that he had stopped.
At the restaurant, we were seated and served wine. He toasted to our marriage and ordered the lobster dish for us. It almost felt like a real marriage, I thought. Except that it was only a marriage of convenience and only we knew. I looked around while he was eating and wondered how many of the other couples in here were newly weds. I stared at him as he ate, wondering if he would ever develop feelings for me as deeply as he had for Jennifer. I ate my food in silence with a head full of doubts.
Back at the room, I got ready for bed. Changing into my nightgown, I got into bed and turned on the TV, wondering what John was up to outside on the patio. He came in just as I was shutting off the TV and walked over to me.
“Arent you getting ready for bed?” I asked softly.
“Adelaide, do you want to come build a sand castle on the beach with me?” His eyes were twinkling. “Its too nice of a night to just get into bed and go to sleep.”
I thought about it quietly for a moment and then got up and changed into a bathing suit. I blushed furiously when I felt his eyes on me, waiting for him to say something, but was disappointed when he said nothing. He changed into his swim shorts and we both went out onto the beach.
We built a sand castle together only to end up laughing at each other when the waves crashed into it and dragged it away. He tickled me and we played tag. I was still out of breath from laughing so hard when he asked me if I’d like to dance.
My eyebrow shot up as I said, “there isn’t any music, John.”
“You’re wrong,” he disagreed. When he saw the confused look on my face, he said, “just listen to the waves, darling. They’re playing a song for us.”
With that, he pulled me close and started swaying to beat of the waves. As if on cue, the rain started to fall lightly and he pulled me in closer. Staring at him, I felt something in me stir. It was a feeling of passion, something I thought I could only feel for Eric.
When I heard thunder, I gasped and hid my face his neck, holding tightly onto his body. When it was over, and I felt it was safe, I looked up at him. His eyes were intense again, his blue eyes striking. He leaned his face in, stopping short a few inches from mine. I didnt bother waiting for him to move in closer, I pulled his head down and crushed his lips to mine. I was scared that if I hesitated, he’d pull away. But this time, he didn’t. He kissed me with just as much passion as I felt, his arm tightened around my waist.
I didn’t know how we ended up in our room and on the bed, but there we were. He was kissing me passionately and I was returning the kisses with just as much fervor when he stopped and pulled away. I groaned in my head, wondering why he’d want to stop.
“Are you sure you want to do this, Adelaide?” his voice sounded rough as if he’d been smoking.
“Shut up and kiss me, Mr. Sim.” I purred and pulled him close.
We ended up sleeping around seven in the morning, both exhausted from a very long night.
Chapter 12: Ignorant Bliss
Thanks for the comments: HannahSpring and peachizncream
14th Aug 2008, 10:34 AM
I dont know why it didnt appear as updated, but just to let everyone know, chapter 11 is a new chapter.
14th Aug 2008, 12:31 PM
I dont know why it didnt appear as updated, but just to let everyone know, chapter 11 is a new chapter.
Because you have to give it a title, All the posts *You* make with a title are considered updates, Thats why i leave my comments in my story title'less or they will apear as updates.
Your chapter 11 has not title, thus stays as a coment.
I will edit this post of mine soon. I havent read chapter 11 yet. SO BRB <3
Edit: AAAH WOMAN YOURE SO GOOOD!!! half way through this chapter i just said to my self "DO HIM ALREADY DAMNIT!!" and she did >;)
you create such tention, i had a little knot in my stomach, and now i feel relief.
ive read through he comments here, and people dont seem to trust john...
I DO, she should SO totlay hook up with him. Not for show, but for real.
YOU ALL KNOW SHE LOVES HIM >;(
14th Aug 2008, 8:59 PM
Gorgeous update! I really loved it! I hope things won't go bad for now. I hope them to have a nice romantic vacation with lots of WooHoo-ing! LOL
Oh, and thanks a lot for that mini-tutorial with the boolprop cheat. I've never known that's even possible! Now I know how people make Sims pose so easily. :) This will make things much easier for me, too. Thank you!
15th Aug 2008, 7:54 AM
For the rest of the vacation, John and I truly enjoyed ourselves. We ate out at the small open restaurants on the island, had some very fun moments of making out in front of the island waterfall, and even took a soak in the hot springs with other island visitors. We left the island only after John insisted on buying me a few souvenirs.
Back at the hotel, on our last night there, John ordered some salmon to be delivered to our room. He thought a night in would be a romantic way to end the vacation, and I couldn’t have agreed more. When our dinner came, John had them serve it to us on the patio. As I put my hand on the table and reached for my fork, John laid his hand over mine.
“I just wanted to tell you, Adelaide, that you look so beautiful tonight.” His eyes were twinkling. “And these past few days have really been something.”
I felt my cheeks grew warm and smiled at him, not wanting to ruin the moment by saying something stupid.
“And,” he said, grabbing his wine glass, “I want to make a toast to us again, this time, to being honest about our feelings for each other.”
I drank with him, the wine burning its way down my chest. I was happy that this was how the honeymoon trip was ending. I was glad that our marriage finally felt like a real marriage.
As we ate, I fed him a few pieces of my food and enjoyed listening to him talk about his plans. He planned to go back to work once we got home and also wanted to help me start up my gallery again.
“John, you don’t have to do that, I can do it on my own.” I protested.
“This is something I really want to do for you, Adelaide. So please, let me do it.” He pleaded, grabbing my hand and intertwining his fingers with mine.
I couldn’t resist him. This was going to be a problem, I thought humorously.
“What are you thinking about, Addy?” He asked when he saw my grin.
“Oh nothing, just that you’re trouble with a capital ‘T’,” I teased.
“I can show you just how much trouble I can be,” he said with an evil grin and grabbed my hand, pulling me to my feet.
I giggled as we both ended up in bed, having yet another exhausting night.
The next morning we were back at home. John had indeed started work as he said he would and I was in the process of getting the paperwork for my gallery approved. I was making sandwiches for lunch in the kitchen, that afternoon, when I heard the doorbell ring. Thinking it was John, home for lunch; I quickly ran and opened the door.
My heart stopped.
“Addy….” Eric stared at me.
He looked terrible. And yet still so devastatingly handsome as I remembered him.
Remembering that Ella was playing at her activity table in the living room, I hurriedly asked him what he was doing here.
“I…” he dropped his head. “I’ve…I looked all over the place for you. And you just up and left again, Adelaide. You left me again.” He sounded crushed.
“Eric, you cant be here.” I pleaded with him. “Eric…I’m married.”
He looked at me thoughtfully, as if he’d been expecting to hear those exact words.
“Married,” he echoed. "You're married..."
I was so afraid of Ella catching his attention by crying that I just closed the door behind me and stepped outside with him.
“You cant be here, Eric.” I repeated. “Please, you’re going to cause trouble for me.”
He tried to hug me, but I cringed away. “Please, Eric…no…” I shook my head.
“When can I see you then?” He demanded angrily. “I wont leave until you agree to seeing me again.”
I groaned. Why did he have to be stubborn now?
“Alright, alright,” I quickly agreed. “There’s a small coffee shop right around the corner of this block, meet me there tomorrow at 10 in the morning. Now please, leave!”
The urgency in my voice seemed to convince him that I was serious, because he turned around and left just like that. Worriedly, I watched him go, my body fully tense. Without knowing why, I began feeling pangs of regret. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I was in love with John now, I thought. It shouldn’t matter that Eric found me now. He was too late I tried convincing myself. It didn’t matter anymore that he did now, because I was already happy. Wasn’t I?
I waited anxiously that night for John to come home. As soon as he walked through the front door and into the living room, I rushed over to him and hugged him tightly.
“Looks like somebody missed me,” he chuckled, cradling my head in his hand.
When a sob slipped out, his body stiffened and he pulled away. He looked at me shocked.
“Hey, it was only a joke, Addy. Are you okay?”
I sobbed, covering my face. I shook my head and cried my heart out. He wrapped his arm around me and tried to comfort me, repeatedly saying that he was sorry over and over again.
“Please tell me what’s wrong, Adelaide.” He sounded scared.
“I’m sorry,” I sobbed, pulling away from him. “I guess…I guess Im just tired.” I lied wiping away a few stray tears.
“Are you sure?” he wasn’t convinced with my excuse.
“I’m sure,” I sighed, “I just had a long day, that’s all.”
He nodded finally accepting my excuse as the truth and we both went into the kitchen for dinner.
As John slept that night, I stayed awake wondering what tomorrow would bring.
Chapter 13: Decisions
Neeri: You are TOO cute. Thank you so much for your comment.
HannahSpring: I'm glad to help anytime. Thank you for your comment as well. ^__^
15th Aug 2008, 10:41 AM
What... the... fck.
SHES MORONIC; WHY DOSNT SHE TRUST JOHN!.. he would so beat the shit out of Eric, and shed have the hots for John again. YOU CANT RESIST AN FIERCE MAN!
Actually, If she just told Eric she had a kid. He'd run for the hills... No maybe not. DAMNIT
Altho,I love the drama <3 Good job on the update!
Also you have inspired me to play a bit in the sims Haha. I made a little family with a cute little store. Yay!
15th Aug 2008, 12:14 PM
I think Eric will get very angry and demanding after he finds out he has a kid with Addy. This is getting more and more interesting. I think I should get some popcorn for the next chapter. LOL
Edit: And why is Addy lying all the time? Gosh, she's going to ruin it!
15th Aug 2008, 11:13 PM
Update! I know you have one instore, JUST WAITING TO BE WRITTEN
I need something to read between loading times. xD
and ofcourse, i want to know what happens with the MORONIC eric. >;(
17th Aug 2008, 7:35 AM
The next morning after John left for work, I waited impatiently for Gwendolyn, Ella’s nanny, to arrive. When she finally did, I rushed to meet her in front of the house.
“Thank you so much for coming on such a short notice, Gwen. Ella is still in her crib asleep. I will be back by late afternoon.” I said in a rush before hurrying off.
I was almost down the street when I realized I had forgotten to tell her something.
“Gwen!,” I turned around and called out to her. “Please tell John that I’m out shopping if he comes by for lunch.” I was relieved when she nodded at me and yelled back, “no problem!”
I was the first to arrive at the small coffee shop around the corner of my house. I sat down and waited for Eric to show up. When a whole hour had passed and there was still no sign of him, I began to wonder what I was doing waiting for a man who had cheated on his wife with me. And just as I was about to leave, Eric came over and plopped himself down in the seat across from me.
I looked at him angrily. “Well you took your sweet time.”
He sighed, “look, I’m sorry, Adelaide. I tried coming earlier, except they wouldn’t let me out of the interview early.”
I cocked my eyebrow, “interview? What interview?”
“I’m moving back to Sim City,” he said.
“Look,” I started, “you cant move back here for me. I’m married, Eric.”
He looked at me incredulously. “Its not for you that I’m moving back for, its for Adele.”
“What?” Now I was clearly confused. What did Adele have to do with him moving back into the city? I began to wonder if he was just leading me on.
“Listen,” he interrupted my thoughts. “We’re going to have to go back to my house because the-”
“Oh no, I’m not falling for that, Eric.” I cut him off.
He sighed and rolled his eyes in exasperation. “Good god woman, you just think the world revolves around me getting you into my bed apparently.” He shook his head.
“Why do we have to go to your house then, Eric? To have a heart to heart on your couch, with coffee?” I waved my arms frantically, gesturing to the place we were at. “Look around, it’s a freaking coffee shop. Perfect for the good ole’ heart to heart talks.”
“Look, Adele is at home and her nanny just called me saying that she needs to be somewhere and that if I’m not home within twenty minutes, she’s taking off, no matter what the circumstances are. So if you want to hear what I have to say to you, you’ll come home with me now, otherwise, I can hunt you down at your doorstep again and cause a damn scene.” He growled, getting up out of his seat and standing next to me.
I looked up at him and studied his face. He wasn’t lying. I always knew when he was lying to get his way, but this time, his eyes were completely serious. I sighed wondering what I was getting myself into and agreed to going to his house.
A cab dropped us off in front of his house and sped away. It almost seemed like the cab driver didn’t want to give me a chance to change my mind about the decision that I had just made to go to my ex-lover’s house.
“Well, here it is.” He muttered, hands on his hips. “Hope you like it.”
Why should I? It wasn’t as if I were going to move in with him, I thought but kept quiet. He invited me in and told me to wait on the couch as he tried to find the nanny. When he called out her name, she came down the stairs with a relieved look on her face.
“I’m sorry-”she began, only to be cut off by him.
“Its fine, Sarah, just make sure it doesn’t happen again. I was at an interview when you called, and had other plans, next time don’t tell me you have to leave on such a short notice.” He gave her her money smiled at her. I could tell he was faking it.
Apparently so could she, since she mumbled something on her way out. He went and grabbed a cup of coffee from his counter and sat down on the sofa next to me.
“I really hate when they do that,” he muttered more to himself than me.
“So….” I said, looking at him. “Why are you here, Eric?”
He drank his coffee without looking at me and didn’t say anything. Just as I was about to repeat the question, he got up and put his mug on his coffee table and turned around towards me, looking completely heart broken.
“I left Lexi,” he said with a grim look.
I was about to say something when he held up his hand and silenced me.
“Wait, let me just talk. I need to get this off my chest.” He sighed and began.
“After you went missing, she and I went all over town trying to find you. She really liked you, and didn’t know about our affair, so was heartbroken when you disappeared. One day I came back from work, and she stood there screaming at me.
“Stop screaming at me, Lexi! I don’t even know what I did!” I yelled at her.
She screamed back, “you bastard, you know what you did! You were screwing Adelaide! Did you think I wouldn’t find out!?”
“Of course I knew you would find out, in fact, I wanted you to find out, Lexi. I just didn’t think it would take you longer than it would a blonde!”
She gasped angrily, covering her mouth with her hands. I could tell she was insulted by what I’d just said.
“Its time you knew,” I yelled at her. “I don’t want to be with you, our marriage was a complete sham, and truthfully, I’d rather just be done with you!”
“You don’t mean that,” she whispered at me, her voice barely audible. “Tell me you don’t mean that, Eric. Think about Adele, please.”
“I am thinking about Adele, and that’s why, when I leave you, she’s coming with me.” I shook my head at her. “You aren’t mature enough to be a mother, Lexi. You drink and party too much, and please don’t tell me otherwise. I got the bill from our nanny that says she’s been staying overtime to take care of Adele.”
“I…” she tried to find words to say, but failed. “You cant leave me, Eric. I’m pregnant with your child.”
I snorted at her. “That is just fine. When that child is born, just send it my way and I will raise them both on my own.”
She walked away from me and started sobbing. “You cant do this to me, Eric. You cant. If you leave with Adele, I will kill myself!” She threatened.
“You would be that selfish, Lexi. You would take your life and the life of the child inside you just to spite me.” I shook my head and sighed.
That’s when I took Adele, and left. I couldn’t stay with her, Adelaide. I just couldn’t. She was doing such a terrible job of taking care of Adele, that I was soon afraid to leave her alone with Adele.”
He looked at me, completely defeated while I sat there with my mouth open.
“I don’t know how I’m going to do this, Adelaide. I don’t know how to be a single father. I came back here to get a better job, since having to rush home to take care of Adele when our nanny left and Lexi was no where to be found, cost me my job in Desiderata.” He shook his head. “And that’s when I found out, you were here.”
I gulped, curious to how he had found out I was back in the city. “How did you find out I was back here, Eric?” I asked.
“A friend of mine, works in the art industry, when I was trying to find you after you disappeared from Desiderata, I asked him to keep a lookout for your name, to see if you’d applied to open or work in a gallery and he obliged. A few days ago, he gave me a call, and I tracked you down.” He walked over to the kitchen window; his back turned to me.
“Why did you leave, Adelaide. That’s all I want to know, why did you leave?” he sounded desperate, as if my answer could set him free.
I walked over to where he was standing. “Cause I couldn’t be the other woman, Eric. Especially not since Lexi was already expecting another child by you.” I whispered, the tears prickling in my eyes threatened to fall over.
He nodded and whispered back, “you’re safe, Adelaide. All these months, that’s all I wanted to know, that you were safe and happy. You are happy aren’t you, Addy?”
I was about to nod when he suddenly hugged me.
“I was so scared, Addy. I thought the worst had happened to you. I’m so glad you’re safe.” He said repeatedly while hugging me to him.
“I’m glad that some man out there is lucky enough to call you his wife. I just wish it had been me, but you’ve made your choice. And I know after what I did to you, I have no right in expecting you to trust me.” His voice sounded course. “But believe me when I say, you are the only one I ever loved.” With that, he let me go.
We both ended up on the sofa, talking about our plans for the future. He wanted to find a good day care to enroll Adele in while he wasn’t around in the morning, and I talked about opening the art gallery again. While we were talking, I wondered if I should tell him about Ella, but I didn’t want to complicate the situation anymore, especially since it seemed that he no longer was going to pursue me, but instead focus on being a good father to Adele. When I realized how late it was getting, I told him I had to go, and he hugged me. I told him I’d call him to check up on him tomorrow and walked out his front door and into the onslaught of rain.
And that’s when I started to feel nauseous. I held onto my stomach as it churned, and then covered my mouth when I was sure I was about to throw up.
It was right about then where the world started spinning around me, and I felt my body hit the ground, the rain slapping me in the face.
But it wasn’t before I realized, “Oh god, I’m pregnant.”
I woke up and started to sit up, my head throbbing with pressure.
17th Aug 2008, 7:43 AM
I sat up in bed and wondered pleasantly where I was. Everything seemed like a fuzzy dream, as if I were in someone else’s house, waking up in someone else’s bed.
Then it hit me.
”This isn’t my house,” I said out loud, panicking while I stood up. “Oh my god, this isn’t my house!” I screamed.
Eric must have heard my scream, because he came running up the stairs towards me.
“Adelaide, what’s wrong?” his voice was full of concern.
That’s when I realized I was in nothing but my underwear. “You pervert!” I cried. “What did you do to me!?” I felt myself go numb. “What did you do to me, Eric...?” I started crying.
Eric was so confused that all he could do was shrug.
“I didn’t do anything, Addy. You passed out in front of my door; you were completely soaked from the rain, so I had to put you clothes in the dryer. I was so afraid you would catch pneumonia. I woke you up, but you only stayed conscious for about an hour, saying something about having a baby. I had no idea what you were talking about at that point. I figured you just needed some rest, so I let sleep in my bed.” He tried explaining but I was crying too hard to really care.
His doorbell started ringing at that point, so he told me to stay where I was, and went to go answer it. I held onto my throbbing head, wondering desperately if I had said anything about Ella to him. I was just about to get into bed again, when I heard John’s voice coming from downstairs. Forgetting I was in my underwear, I ran down the stairs.
I was shocked when I reached the bottom of the staircase. John was yelling at Eric, demanding to know where I was.
”You tell me right now where she is, you bastard!” he was seething with anger.
He continued on a spew of threats and curses, glaring angrily at Eric, when he suddenly caught sight of me standing there.
Relief and concern washed over his face and he pushed Eric aside, walking towards me. He stopped abruptly. It was like watching him being slapped in the face when he realized that I was only wearing panties and a bra. His body grew tense as he raked his eyes up and down my body. I blushed furiously in embarrassment and tried to cover my face with my hands.
“John…” I tried to find the words to explain the situation to him, but I knew no matter what I said, he wouldn’t hear. He stared at me with icily.
Without taking his eyes of me, he growled towards Eric, “you want her so bad, you can have her.” And with that, he walked away from me.
I broke down sobbing, trying to call out his name, but I only ended up choking on my tears. I felt like I was in a bad dream, a never-ending dream that I couldn’t wake up from.
For the first time in a long time, Eric's arms offered me no comfort because I knew nothing would be the same again.
Chapter 14: Choices
Thank you so much for your comments Neeri and HannahSpring. You guys are awesome with your feedback and enthusiasm. Hope that popcorn came in handy =P
Sorry for taking so long with the updates, I had a huge migraine the day before and then my sims were not cooperating with me at all for this chapter. If the pictures suck, sorry, I did this at 3 am with really moody sims apparently.
17th Aug 2008, 1:24 PM
OH MY GOD NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Ugh, UGH! i have no words... >;( damnit John. DAMIT!
Ill prolly be back and edit this with something better than what i just wrote...
But i just got out of bed. xD
EDIT: 8D, Yeh, Dont worry that you're "taking so long" with updates, Cause yer not. Im starting to feel bad cause i havent updated yet. But im also running in to Moody sims, that wants to do Other things than i want them to do, I EVEN HAVE FREEWILL OFF. wtf
Btw, Do you know how to play a community lot and still acces the "Build option", It's simply just to move sim's around. ?
But other than that, Good update. YOURE RUINING MY PERFECT STORY THO. xD but drama is fun, i just feel for John. I've always had a soft spot for John <3
17th Aug 2008, 1:30 PM
Holy shit! (Sorry!) No John, no! You can't do that! Why don't you listen? And Addy, I told you to be more honest! Things wouldn't go this bad if you were honest.
I must say that I feel for Eric. Yeah, he screwed it pretty well but seems like he didn't mean to make it that hard. But somehow I don't want him to end up with Adelaide, I hope John will find out what really happened.
Anyway, don't worry about the pictures, they're fine! And I hope you feel better. :)
17th Aug 2008, 1:49 PM
You don't need to apologize for "taking so long". It is rare to see a writer update as fast as you do! :cool:
17th Aug 2008, 8:41 PM
I'm glad that you guys are lovin' the drama =D
and Neeri - the worst thing about playing in a community lot is that you dont have more control over your sims. It sucks hard because if you have the most perfect scene in mind, you have to go through a lot of trial and error to get it.
I got Adelaide to look angry and annoyed at him by throwing a glass of water after I lowered her affection bars for him. The wierd thing though, is that i didnt expect him to give her that "seriously?" reaction. But the "reactions" were the only things I could control. =/ I had to keep using the "sethour __" option to reset the time to 11am because it got so late in the game with all the trials and errors.
so hopefully that helps girl, I wish they would allow you to have the build option in community lots too so you could just move the sims, it would've made my life a lot easier.
19th Aug 2008, 6:43 PM
I SOLVED IT! ;3
Ctrl + Shift + C - Cheat: BoolProp DormSpecificToolsDisabled True
Allows you to enter the "Buy Mode" when you are on a community lot with your sims. The only thing is that, it dosnt save what youve done.
Lets say you use the cheat and change tables around, and then exit the Community lot, it wont save that. BUT its great for taking pic's Cause it allows me tomove the sim's around :3
ALSO, UPDATE SOON >;(
I'm working on my Update right now, man i loaded all the pic's at the same time, and its taking like 4 min for photoshop to load them all up. All i can say is x_X
20th Aug 2008, 12:11 PM
I trudged home in the rain that night, wanting nothing more than to get into my own bed and forget the events that just happened. I was afraid that if I stayed even a moment longer at Eric’s house, John wouldn’t even attempt to hear what I needed to say to him. I felt miserable; my mind kept replaying what John had said to Eric. I didn’t understand how someone who could share a bed with me, raise another man’s daughter with me, could just turn on me without hearing my side. I shook my head thinking of how ridiculous the situation was.
When I got home, I went up the stairs to Ella’s bedroom. She was fast asleep in her crib, unaware of the tension in the house. I didn’t know where John was and wasn’t about to go finding him. After giving Ella a kiss goodnight, I went into my bedroom. It was empty, just as I thought it would be.
I sighed and took of my wet clothes, shivering as the cool air hit my aching wet body. I was so tired. It felt like whenever something went right for once, everything else turned to hell. I was about to take off my underwear when I suddenly felt my stomach churn.
Oh god, not again I thought.
I ran to the bathroom and as my knees hit the floor tiles, I threw up into the toilet. My whole body ached as my body tried to find something to bring back up. When the painful experience was over, I got up and went straight into the shower, letting the warm body soothe my soul.
It was the first night I slept alone since the honeymoon. John slept in the computer room.
The next few weeks were almost painful. John completely tried to avoid me. When he couldn’t, he’d settle for angry stares or barely audible mutterings. A few times at breakfast, I tried talking to him. But every time I tried to start a conversation, he’d stare ahead while eating his food, then get up and leave as soon as possible.
One morning, I decided I wouldn’t put up with it anymore. I cornered him just as he was about to leave for work and glared at him.
“John, you are going to talk to me, this is ridiculous already.”
“No, Adelaide. What you did was pretty ridiculous.” He snapped back angrily. “I wasn’t the one standing in my ex lovers house in only my damn underwear.”
“First off, you have some damn nerve assuming I had sex with Eric. Second off, how dare you not even give me a chance to explain mys-”
“Don’t give me that Adelaide,” he cut me off. “What are you going to tell me, that it wasn’t what it looked like? Isn’t that the most commonly used excuse?”
I felt my anger building up, and just before I was about to say something, he continued.
“You know its my fault for actually believing that our honeymoon was the start of something. I should’ve realized that it was still a sham of a marriage. Maybe I’m the one to blame for taking this all seriously, but damnit Adelaide, I would’ve liked for us to have given this marriage a shot.” He shook his head. “That can never be now.”
“GODDAMIT, JOHN!,” I roared, stomping my foot. “I’m pregnant with your freaking child and you’re yelling at me for sleeping with another man-which BY THE WAY, never freaking happened! I am not going through the whole pregnancy thing alone again, you are just gonna have to get over your damn pride and this stupid notion you have that I don’t take my vows seriously enough. For heaven sakes, if I wasn’t going to be the other woman with Eric, why would I cheat on you?” I was glaring at him evilly.
John was rubbing his forehead in confusion.
“You’re pregnant?” he asked softly
“Yes, and its yours, so don’t even-”
I never got to finish my tirade because John suddenly swooped forward and grabbed me, kissing me soundly on the mouth. Stunned, I stood there and allowed him to kiss me. I almost forgot what I was angry about, when he suddenly pulled away.
I stumbled, trying to regain my balance and stared at him, completely surprised.
“What was that for?” I was breathless.
“When did you find out?” he asked, his eyes twinkling.
“I was…uh…I was at Eric’s when I passed out. I had had a feeling all day that something was up, and when I passed out in front of his house, I knew I was pregnant.”
He put his hands on my waist and pulled me close, staring at my nonexistent bump.
“So…there’s a baby in there?” He whispered.
I nodded and sighed. “John, Eric found me passed out in front of his house, and drenched from the rain and in fear of me catching pneumonia, he bought me in, and let me rest in his bed. He said I was acting delusional, and that he got scared. I swear to you though, that nothing happened between us.”
He pulled me close. “Lets just put it behind us, Adelaide. I didnt know what to think when I saw you two, both in your under garments. Forgive me for even thinking you would cheat.” I felt him gulp.
I just hugged him tighter, fighting back tears of happiness. I was so afraid of what his reaction to the pregnancy news would have been. As I felt his arms around me tighten, I knew telling him had been the right thing to do.
“Adelaide, did you tell Eric about Ella?”
I looked at him and shook my head slowly. “I couldn’t, he was so focused on raising his daughter, Adele. I didn’t want to add more burden. He’s a single father now.”
He nodded, “well if you think that’s best, then I will support your decision. But I think he has a right to know…eventually.”
“I know,” I sighed. “But now is not the time, he’s just got so much on his plate. I don’t think he can handle the news.”
He stroked my cheek and stared into my eyes.
“I cant believe I’m going to be a father, Addy…”
I smiled at him. “Well you have a while to get used to the idea.”
He chuckled and leaned into kiss me gently.
“I promise to take good care of you, my love. I promise that we’ll be the happiest family and Ella will have all the love she possibly can.” He whispered hoarsely.
I smiled at him with tears brimming my eyes.
“I love you, John.”
When I saw the surprise in his eyes, I regretted not saying the words sooner. He put his hands on my hips and pulled me in for a kiss, returning my feelings. I felt like the luckiest woman in the world. And in that moment, I probably was.
Chapter 15: Realization
Thank you so much for your comments, Neeri, HannahSpring, and Peachizncream -- they mean a lot to me.
20th Aug 2008, 2:11 PM
Aww, sweet, sweet, sweet! I loved this chapter! It was written very well and I totally love the pictures! :) And John, too!
I'm glad that they're again together. I'm really curious about how Eric will cope with his problems and how he'll react when he finds out he has another child. Poor guy!
And one more thing: Maria (can I call you like that? :) ), if you need to access Buy/Build mode in the community lots, try the InSIMenator (http://www.insimenator.net/showthread.php?t=269). It works perfectly fine for me.
20th Aug 2008, 2:25 PM
;_; John is such a dork. Lovleh update, It's exactly what i needed to read after what happend to me today =/ Ugh
I love your simmies !! Keep updating!
20th Aug 2008, 6:02 PM
Wooh I had some catching up to do!
Lol John is such a guy!
I'm happy things are going well for her, hope the new baby is extra-cute.
Eric had better de-cling himself from Adelaide, can't he see that he is only causing her trouble??? Gah.
Can't wait to read more :) Keep up the good work!
21st Aug 2008, 1:21 AM
The months flew by with my pregnancy. Every morning, John would talk to my belly and give it special attention before he headed off to work. When we went to check-ups together, at the doctor’s office, John and I refused to let the doctor tell us what the sex of the child was. Since this was John’s first, he wanted it to be a complete surprise. I didn’t mind, however. I was fine with whatever was waiting to pop out of me.
Ella also sprouted from a beautiful toddler to an even more beautiful child, during my pregnancy period. Her brown hair soon turned from brown to blonde and her striking silver eyes made it very clear that she hadn’t inherited anything from me. I was sad to see her hair change colors, but in either case, she was still a gorgeous child with a lot of spunk.
She was a daddy’s girl, though. John and her had a connection so strong that even I was jealous of it sometimes. Ella grew up interested in almost a bit of everything. Her favorite was music, science and art however. Her teachers at school even phoned me several times to tell me how amazed they were with how Ella excelled each and every class she took. You could say I was a very proud mother.
When Ella’s classes were over, during the summer, she liked to help me out in my art gallery that I had finally opened. While in the store, she loved talking with the customers and telling them a little about the paintings or sculptures, they were interested in. I was pretty sure that she was the reason why I made so many sales.
When she wasn’t helping the customers in my store, she was behind the counter with me, talking to the baby through my belly. Ella loved to listen for any sounds that the baby was making. She was excited to have a sibling and didn’t bother to hide it.
One time, while bored at the gallery, she demanded that I allow her to set up her own lemonade stand outside. She was very persistent in getting what she wanted, and soon had her own stand right outside.
She felt really bad when she convinced one of my buyers to buy from her instead of me that she sent me one of her young friends, who to my absolute shock, purchased a painting costing four hundred simoleons. I tried not to be judgmental as I rung her up.
There were some nights at home while I was inputting the daily sales into my computer where Ella would come downstairs to the computer room and demand why she didn’t look like neither John or me. I never knew what to say to her, especially when she scrutinized everything I said.
“But momma, I don’t wanna be a blonde. I wanna look like daddy,” she’d screech.
And as always, I’d say, “Ella, you do look like your father.” It wasn't a complete lie. She was the very spitting image of Eric.
She’d huff at me and stomp away, thinking that I was just patronizing her and I’d spend the rest of the night miserable.
It wasn’t until I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, that I realized how special the bond between father and child was. She looked every bit like John from her striking blue eyes, to her black hair. She was his bouncing bundle of joy. We named her, Jennifer.
Late night, I would find John in her nursery, singing a lullaby to her and gently nuzzling her to him. I could tell he was in love. It was when I caught him having those special moments with Jennifer, that the regret of not telling Eric about Ella, began to eat away at me. I decided there was only one thing I could do about that to ease my conscience.
I dialed his number and waited for him to pick up.
“Adelaide?” he asked. “How is the baby?”
“Listen Eric, I need to speak to you, can you meet me at the park tomorrow,” I asked him, not bothering to answer his question.
“Uh..sure…is everything alright, Addy?” he sounded worried.
“Everything is fine, just meet me there tomorrow at noon.”
When he agreed and hung up, I wrung my hands anxiously. I didn’t know if what I was about to do was the right thing, but I knew it had to be done.
The next morning, I asked John to take care of Jennifer as I told him my plan to tell Eric. He was in full support and agreed to taking the day off to take care of her. I knew secretly that he’d been hoping for a full day alone with her so he could try to teach her to say “da-da”. The thought made me chuckle on my way out because she was still to young to pronounce words, but he was confident he could make her say them.
Eric met me at the park, hugging me when I drew close.
“Adelaide, motherhood sure does agree with you,” he chuckled.
I let out a laugh, “don’t tease me Eric, I know I look like shit. Its what getting up every other hour does to a woman.” I motioned him to sit down on the bench behind us.
“Why’d you want to see me, Addy? Especially at this park?” he gestured to the area around us. “This is where I first saw you, you know?”
I nodded, “I know, this place holds a lot of memories,” I smiled at him. “How is Adele?”
He looked at me as if I were crazy for bringing him out here to ask about Adele, but replied with, “fine, she’s looks more and more like Lexi everyday.” He laughed. “Its almost scary actually.”
I nodded, trying to find the words to tell him about Ella.
“So why are we here, Adelaide?”
“I need to tell you something,” I began. “And before you get upset with me, I want you to know that the reason I couldn’t tell you before is because…I didn’t want to break up your family, or burden you.”
“I feel like you’re going for the dramatics, Addy. Just tell me what’s up.” He sounded impatient and a bit scared.
“Well…Eric, we have a daughter together.” It almost came out in a whisper.
He sat there stunned. “How…when..how?” he stuttered.
“Back in Desiderata, before I left, I found out I was pregnant with your child. When I met Lexi, I knew I couldn’t tell you, so I just left.” I explained.
He looked forward for a second, blindly staring ahead of him.
“Her name is Ella,” I said to him, without looking at him. “I named her after your mother.”
He sighed and dropped his head, I could hear him breathing raggedly.
“Does she know about me?” he asked, “does she know I’m her father?”
I shook my head. “No, she grew up believing John is her father.”
“Oh,” was all he could mutter.
“Listen Eric, I didnt tell you sooner about her because you were a single father trying to raise Adele on your own. I didn’t think you needed this on your plate.” I tried explaining.
“So why now, why are you telling me now?” he demanded.
I shrugged, truthfully not knowing how to answer. “I guess, after I saw how John was with Jennifer being born, I thought you had a right to know.”
“Can I meet her, Addy?”
“I don’t know how we’d arrange it without her being suspicious of who you are,” I sighed. “I don’t want to just disrupt her whole life like that.”
He was silent for a moment. “Then how about we arrange a play date between Ella and Adele?” he suggested.
I raised my brow. Although she hadnt had a play-date in years, the idea was almost crazy enough to work.
“How about later today, after we pick the girls up from school?” I asked, looking at him.
He was ecstatic. “Today would be perfect,” he almost shouted gleefully.
We talked some more about our daughters until it started to rain. We got up and said our goodbyes, walking away from each other. I was about to get into my car when I heard him call out to me.
“Addy, does she look anything like me?” He shouted.
“Its like looking at a photograph of a younger you,” I shouted back.
I could see his smile wobbling a bit as he turned around and walked away.
Chapter 16: Our Family
Thank you for your comments, HannahSpring, Neeri, and FunnyBone
21st Aug 2008, 1:36 AM
Amazing. I love how quickly you update. Thanks much! :)
21st Aug 2008, 2:15 AM
Wow, that was quick! I can't wait to see how Ella reacts to this!
21st Aug 2008, 5:53 AM
“Mom, I’m too old for a play date,” Ella whined while we waited for Eric to open his door later that day.
I rolled my eyes. Even though she was a bright child, it didn’t help with her whining phase, I thought.
“Well, today you’re not. Uncle Eric is a really old friend of mommy’s and I’d like if you made some effort to be nice to his daughter while mommy and him have some grown up time.” I chastised her.
She gave me a look as if I were being completely selfish.
“Fine,” she snapped at me. “But I wont promise to like what’s-her-face.”
“Ella, don’t be a brat.” I said just as Eric opened the door and greeted us inside.
Adele was at her activity table drawing as we came in. Eric gave me a hug, telling me how glad he was that we could make it.
“I’m Adele!” Adele exclaimed happily.
I watched, as my daughter looked at her, annoyed. “I’m Ella,” she mumbled.
Eric couldn’t take his eyes off Ella. I saw him gulping a couple of times as though he were about to cry. I nudged him towards Ella, encouraging him to say something to her.
Eric walked over and sort of waved at Ella, trying to catch her attention. When she caught sight of him, she looked up at him, her silver eyes studying his every feature.
“Hi, Ella, I’m your uncle Eric!” He said, a little too cheerfully. I knew he was trying hard to hide his nervousness.
For a while, Ella didn’t say anything. She just stood there, staring up at Eric. I could tell Eric was starting to feel uncomfortable when her face suddenly lit up in a smile.
“Hi Uncle Eric!” she exclaimed loudly. I couldn’t tell if she was faking it or if she was genuinely being nice.
Eric let out a sigh of relief and leaned down to hug her. “You’re a very beautiful girl, you look just like your mother,” he said to her.
Ella let out something close to a snort but didn’t say anything. She just happily hugged him and turned to Adele.
“Lets go to your room,” she suggested.
Adele’s face lit up with a grin as she shouted “okay, race you up the stairs!” and sprinted up the stairs. Before following her, Ella looked back at Eric and I who had sat down on the couch. She gave me sort of a funny look before bounding up the stairs after Adele.
I looked at Eric, who was staring at me with a smile on his face.
“She really looks like me, Addy.” He was trying to choke back tears.
I smiled warmly at him, “I told you. Its like looking at a younger photograph of you.”
“You think she likes me?”
“I think so,” I lied. The truth was I really didn’t know. My own daughter was confusing me with the mixed signals she was giving me.
“Where’s Lexi, Eric?” I asked. “Adele is the very spitting image of her mother.”
He sighed, “I know. Last I heard, she had a miscarriage, lost her modeling contract and is now residing at a psychiatric ward in a hospital somewhere.” He shook his head. “I think after she lost her chance at fame, she lost her mind.”
I didn’t know what to say so I just changed the subject.
Meanwhile, upstairs, Ella looked at Adele suspiciously.
“So you only have a daddy? How does that work?”
Adele motioned for Ella to come closer. “My mommy’s in the crazy house,” she whispered into Ella’s ear.
Ella pulled away and looked at her as if she were the crazy one.
“How come there aren’t any pictures of her around then?” she demanded.
“Daddy says its too painful to keep being reminded of her,” Adele said, not quite understanding why Ella was so curious about everything.
“Oh,” was all Ella could respond with.
“I think my mommy was mean to my daddy.” Adele said.
She and Ella giggled at the thought of that.
“I like you Adele, wanna be friends forever?” Ella suddenly asked.
Adele grinned, “Friends forever!” she exclaimed and hugged Ella.
They both rambled on about school and toys until it got dark. Both Ella and Adele ran down the stairs.
I was still talking to Eric when they both came running towards us. Ella looked at me and declared she was ready to go home.
“Okay, okay we can go home,” I smiled at her and wondered what she was thinking. “It was nice meeting you Adele, I hope Ella can come around and hang out with you again.”
Adele grinned, “we’re gonna be friends forever!” she said excitedly.
I smiled at her, it was nice to know that all it took was one play-date to establish a friendship between the two. I hugged Eric and kissed Adele on the top of her head, wishing them both a good night. As Ella and I were walking out the door, she mumbled something I could barely hear.
“What, honey?” I asked, curious to see what she was mumbling about.
“I said, I know Eric is my daddy. I look just like him.” She said matter-of-factly.
I was so stunned that I came to an abrupt halt, staring at her back as she continued walking.
“Mommy, come on,” she urged as if she hadn’t said anything unusual. “Its getting late and its daddy’s turn to read me a story tonight,” she insisted.
“Oh…I…I’m coming” was all I could say.
She never mentioned what she said that night again, not to John or me. She went on calling John “Daddy” and continued to be the best of friends with Adele, who with every passing year, looked like a mini-me of Lexi.
The both of them grew up going to high school together. Ella sometimes even dared to call Adele her sister, even convincing me that it was a good idea to let them both work at the art gallery together, which looking back now didn’t seem like the best idea. But they were happy spending time with each other that I didn’t dare try to separate them. Ella also loved talking to Eric, whom she liked to refer to as her “dear Uncle.” In return, Eric was ecstatic to find out that Adele and Ella were best friends. He found that it lightened the burden of trying to make up for the missing mother figure in her life.
As the years passed, my family grew. Jennifer was already in elementary school when I gave birth to a little boy. He too looked so much like John that we had to name him Johnny, since John Jr. would’ve been a bit too much.
And John did keep his promise. We were indeed the happiest family around, with of course the normal dose of family drama. But we endured it, still loving each other deeply in the end.
Thank you alliemarie2323 and peachizncream for your comments and support. =D
The next chapter will be the final chapter to the story.
21st Aug 2008, 7:13 AM
Eric and I sat in the park, the cool breeze softly caressing our faces as we stared at the pond together.
“How are you feeling today, Addy?” his silver eyes searched mine as I turned my head to look at him.
I gave him a weak smile. It had been three years after John’s death and I still hadnt fully recovered from it.
“The kids pull me through each day.” I sighed.
Although older, Eric didn’t look much different from his younger self. After John’s car accident, he helped me pull through, offering a shoulder whenever I needed it.
“You raised them well, Addy. They’re all such bright children,” he smiled at me.
“You know,” I said while staring at the pond. “It seemed like only yesterday we were just renewing our vows with them watching.”
Eric sighed, “Addy…” he began but I cut him off.
“I know, Eric, I know I shouldn’t keep replaying the thoughts in my head, but I cant help it sometimes.” I wiped away a stray tear.
“He’s probably watching you from heaven right now and wondering why his wife is so stubborn,” Eric muttered.
I burst out laughing. That sounded like something John would think. He always used to say I was the most stubborn woman he had ever met.
“Hey don’t start laughing now, they might arrest you for showing some emotion other than depression.”
“Oh pish posh Eric, quit being a sarcastic grumpy old man.” I chastised him.
“Who are you calling old, lady? I still got a lot of years left in these old bones,” he chuckled.
I snickered. “Yeah, and I’m still in my twenties, Eric.”
We both had a good laugh over that one.
“I swear, Eric,” I began again. “It really does seem like we were celebrating our anniversary just yesterday. The kids were all grown and gathered round, they all looked so happy. And John...he was so proud of his family.” I sighed.
“Addy, you need to stop living in the past, if not for you, then for your children. They still need you, you know?” He pleaded. “Ella, Jennifer, and Johnny still need a guiding hand through life. You cant just become a shell. They’re suffering too, but at least their moving on with their lives.”
I nodded, “No, you’re right Eric. I cant keep doing this.”
I smiled at him. “The kids have been the bravest of them all however.”
“They really are amazing kids, Addy. You both did a great job raising them.”
I smiled as I thought about Ella. Her relationship with Adele could no longer be called a friendship, but instead a sisterhood. They were always supporting each other and looking out for one another. The other day, Ella had even hinted that she wanted to move out and get her own place with Adele, who I noticed looked like she was Lexi's twin sister. Both of them were working for fashion companies, Ella as fashion designer and Adele as a model.
Jennifer grew up to a be a lovely teenager who was in love with the idea of becoming a veterinarian. She was always trying to bring a stray animal home, which didn’t always sit well with Princess. I also knew about her secret boyfriend, who she kept hidden from me because she was afraid I’d be angry at her. The truth was, however, I was happy she finally found someone who made her days brighter after her father’s death.
And then there was Johnny. Looking at him was like looking at a younger version of John. He and his father were inseparable at times with the same interest in many things. Growing up, Johnny always said he wanted to follow after his dad’s footsteps and work as a Crime Scene Specialist. After John’s death, he started working hard at making that dream come true. He kept saying how he wanted to make his John proud while he was in heaven.
“Do you think the kids are enjoying their day at the park with us?” Eric asked,
interrupting my thoughts.
“I think they’re happy that I finally stepped out of the house,” I said, my humor dry.
“Yeah well you did become a hermit for a while,” he agreed and we both went back to watching the kids as they played with eachother.
Eric stayed at the park with me until it got chilly and the kids were ready to go home. He asked me if I was ready to go and I shook my head.
“You guys go ahead, I will catch up,” I said. When they all looked at me as if I had just said I was going to jump off a bridge, I rolled my eyes.
“Really, I’ll be fine. I just want to stay a little while longer.” I reassured them. “Just leave Princess Peach with me.”
They finally nodded and left Princess Peach and me at the park. I took Princess Peach for a walk around the park while I remembered my last few moments with John. When it was getting real late, I pulled Princess Peach to a stop and bent down to stroke her.
“Ready to go home, girl? Soon it’ll be just you and me,” I said while smiling sadly down at her. I knew it wouldn’t be long before Jennifer and Johnny were all grown up and also ready to move out of the house.
“I hope you’re out there John, watching over us.” I whispered while looking up at the darkened sky illuminated by twinkling stars. “I miss you so much, my love….”
I smiled up at the heavens, so sure I heard the winds whisper, “I love you.”
I whistled at Princess Peach to follow me as I started walking home and I was so sure I felt John with me every step of the way.
Thank you to those all who took their time to read Adelaide. It was my first story and the views on the story have blown my mind away. I'm glad to those who took the time to comment. I hope you stay tuned for my next story, which I will begin on soon. Thank you once again for all the love and support through my first story. I'm glad that I'm among such talented souls.
Stay tuned for a Blooper Chapter =D
21st Aug 2008, 7:25 AM
Here are some pretty funny bloopers that happened while I was setting up the characters for their story shoots.
This one cracked me up so much. I literally LOL'd at this photo. She was supposed to be surprised, not excited =P I guess she really wanted to be married.
LOL all I can say is WTF John? hahahaha
See, Eric was right. Good help is hard to find. I was so pissed with the Nanny when she did this. I kept thinking, GOSH WOMEN - the kid is right on the floor. =P
This was just seriously creepy. Her mouth wasnt even open ahaha.
LMAO Adelaide did this right as I was getting ready for her to argue with John. I had the free mode off, so when she turned around and did this while I had just ordered her to argue with John, I just burst out laughing.
And that my friends, is the end of Adelaide. The story is officially over. I hope this blooper section gave you a good laugh-out-loud moment as it did with me - minus the picture of Ella with her teeth outside her chin. Now that was just really creepy.
BTW any feedback on how I did with my first story is greatly appreaciated, especially since I want to write another one soon. So if you have any advice, comments, or anything else to say - please do say it.
Once again thanks to all those who took the time to read and leave feedback on Adelaide.
EDIT: I just realized that I never explained why I chose her name to be Adelaide like I originally wanted to. Its from my favorite song by:
Old 97's named Adelaide. Here are the lyrics in case you're interested:
Heaven i need drug
Her eyes are all but fixed upon her coffee cup
And looking down she tells you things are looking up
Take another slug
Heaven I had a dream
But now my lifes a nightmare of efficiency
She rattles off the things she never got for free
Gearing up to scream
I remember when
I had you and you had so much promise then
You promised me that you would never leave again
To be broken you were made Adelaide
Heaven i need a rest
I recognized the voices talking in my head
I couldnt make out everything the voices said
Loving you is a test
I remember when
I had you and you had so much promise then
you promised me that you would never leave again
To be broken you were made Adelaide
Heaven i need a drink
Im here because they're paying me to do my thing
They never specify what it is i should bring
Im right up on the brink
I remember when
I had you and you had so much promise then
You promised me that you would never leave again
To be broken you were made Adelaide
To be broken....
It sums up her character well.
Listen to it if you ever get a chance, its an amazing song.
21st Aug 2008, 11:10 AM
Amazing end, Maria! I really liked this happy-ending because it really wasn't that happy and sweet, actually (Eric found out he had another child, Lexi was crazy etc.). And the pictures were much better that at the beginning! I think you've done a wonderful job on the story! I had a great time reading it!
To be completely honest, I'm not too much in having-a-lot-of-babies-drama, but the story of Adelaide was really well-written. I like that you showed Addy's life from the start to her elderly. Oh, and poor John. :(
Anyway, it's great to hear you're about to start a new story! Any teasers or spoilers? :)
21st Aug 2008, 11:52 AM
Thank you so much for your comments HannahSpring ^___^ It really made writing this story worth it.
Yeah Im not much for the baby-drama stories either, I see a lot of them on here, and for some reason, Adelaide wasnt originally supposed to be a horrid baby drama story, but it wrote itself out that way.
But I figured as long as it wasnt too "I had your baby, leave the other woman" type, it wouldnt be so bad to write, ya know?
And for the ending, I didnt want to give her a complete happy ending. For some reason, it just didnt seem right for her to have it all in the end - as mean as that sounds haha.
I wont give away any spoilers or teasers about the new story just yet, but I will say from the first moment I got sims 2, I was addicted to the storyline and wanted to continue it in my own way. =P I wrote maybe 2 or 3 versions of the story before, and scraped it all because it seemed so stupid. But this time I'm hoping to finish through with it. I hope you guys will like the new story, I'm pretty excited about it.
21st Aug 2008, 2:16 PM
As I said, the ending was just as fine because it wasn't too much happy. :) I'm getting excited about the new story, I hope we'll see the prologue soon on S2C! ^_^
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