Thank you so much^^ Yeah, she had a really hard Time. It shouldn't be like that, but I gave the Father Thomas accidently the wrong starsign and well, i wasn't telling them to have arguments they just had...
"Hey. You done schmoozing Ma?"
"For now. Give her time to absorb it. Lance wants to show her how he can do a cartwheel. Hey, you know what Ernest thought was really fun about those hammocks?"
"I bet I can guess." Sadie'd been thinking about that, too; and, to her own surprise, has been regretting making Clovis get his tubes tied. Lance and Andice are getting so grownup, and since Goz died, she's been wanting to hold her own little baby again. Which is silly. She's too old to start over with a new one. (Hormones! She rolled her first-ever have-baby fears right before they left on vacation, and her first-ever have-baby wants after they arrived. But the tube-tying's in the story, and they're only about 10 days from elder, so they just woohooed in the hammock and left it at that. Though I'd love another shot at reproducing his nose. I worked hard on that nose.)
Clovis finds he can get into being pirate captain with such a jaunty crew; but rain drives them indoors. It rained their first and last days, relentlessly. They ignored it on Day 1, but then Clovis and Sadie both got struck by lightning, so they started taking it more seriously.
"I'm sorry I picked on your daddy."
"Well, you ought to be! Ma'am."
Kitty suppresses a smile. "He seems to have taught you manners, anyway."
(Can I help it gesture skepticism works in other contexts?)
By the last day, Kitty is a lot more relaxed, and permitting her son-in-law liberties that would've gotten his butt kicked when they arrived.
[IMG]Sadie'd been thinking about that, too; and, to her own surprise, has been regretting making Clovis get his tubes tied. Lance and Andice are getting so grownup, and since Goz died, she's been wanting to hold her own little baby again. Which is silly. She's too old to start over with a new one. (Hormones! She rolled her first-ever have-baby fears right before they left on vacation, and her first-ever have-baby wants after they arrived. But the tube-tying's in the story, and they're only about 10 days from elder, so they just woohooed in the hammock and left it at that. Though I'd love another shot at reproducing his nose. I worked hard on that nose.)
Uhh, Peni, I thinks it time to "untie" them, because everyone seems desperate to have a baby/grandchild, and by everyone, it includes you!
Wait, if they are 10 days from elder, she can't become prego, right? That's how the game mechanics are, right?
Three or four days. I have an alien child whose father got abducted six days from elder, and a core family who turned elder in tandem while the baby was still in the crib. If she rolls the want again next rotation without the fear I'll do it, because the procedure is reversible; but Clovis just wants to woohoo and would be doing it mostly to win points with Kitty and because he never could say no to Sadie. They're both Romance, though she's got a family secondary.
Meanwhile, more vacation highlights:
Andice and Lance discover the ocean.
Granny teaches them how to fish, an activity at which Lance proves particularly apt.
Granny keeps an eagle eye on Clovis while Sadie takes the kids on a glass-bottomed boat tour.
Andice, tired out from swimming, taking a bad tour, and witnessing Granny and Clovis in conflict, commandeers the hammock for a nap - partly so Granny can't have it. Kitty refused to sleep in the house, but took the hammock in preference to the single bed in the same room as the kids.
As the end of their lives drew closer, with mere yeardays to go before they met the Reaper and plenty of money in the bank, Jared and Dagmar decided that it was time for them to fulfill a lifelong dream and visit Takemizu Village. They took their son Marcus with them, as he still lived at home and they didn't want to leave him behind.
They had a busy holiday - not much time to take photos - but they all had a great time. As soon as they'd checked into the hotel Jared had a go at grooming the zen garden.
It was a struggle to get him to leave it alone, but Dagmar and Marcus both had the chance to have a go eventually! They also visited a local park, where they spent some time fishing in a pond. None of them caught anything, but it was nice to relax and chat for a while. It's always good to spend some time outdoors in the fresh air.
And they certainly got plenty of fresh air that holiday! They chose to spend their last few hours at the spa. They all had massages, then they sat down and relaxed in the rock pool until the taxi came to take them to the airport.
It was a wonderful holiday and they all felt really refreshed when they got home. Jared and Dagmar agreed that it was a shame that they'd left it so long - if they'd known how good it would be they would have done a lot more travelling in their lives! Marcus could see why they felt that way, and was determined not to make the same mistake himself...
Margaret and Lucas Iana stayed in a lot on their honeymoon, but Margaret also took Lucas out so he could have new experiences.
Lucas realizes he needs to step up the yoga if he wants to keep up with his wife!
Dove gets to know her Aunt Naomi on the beach at Twikki Island, where Daddy took them to get over the shock of Grandad and Grandma dying on the same day. They will soon be bonding in a water balloon fight.
"You know that took, right?"
"Yeah, you already smell different. Well, we knew when we went into the tent without a backup in hand it was likely as not. You need to wash the salt off as soon as we get home, and I'll put some ointment on you."
"You're pretty red youself, hon."
"I'm not regulating my temperature for two. Where the hell is that waitress?"
Owen and Beatrice Saunders went to Prometedor for their not-honeymoon. They would've gone on a proper honeymoon, but as their daughter Daphne was conceived on their wedding night they had to wait until she was born before they could go on holiday.
After spending most of their first day soaking in the hot springs and doing a spot of fishing, they went to a karaoke bar. Just for a drink, they both said, as neither of them wanted to sing. But they were encouraged to go up and sing a duet together, so they did, and it actually went pretty well!
Still, though, all that singing was thirsty work, and after a quick drink they both went to sit at one of the corner tables to listen to the other patrons attempts at karaoke. Obviously nobody was as good as them! They make a great team :-)
Later on that evening Beatrice wanted to buy some clothes, and they decided to have a bite to eat at the restaurant by the market. Even though they both ordered the same thing, delicious lime seared prawns, Beatrice couldn't resist stealing a bite of Owen's meal!
Their holiday flew by and soon it was their final evening in Prometedor. They decided that, despite being on an island, they had spent remarkably little time by the sea, so they went down to the beach and spent some time sitting chatting to one another. What a beautiful view! And what an amazing holiday.....
"Hey Mal, remember when you hated the crap out of me?"
"When we were kids? Yeah, still sorry about that. Why did I hate you, again?"
"I don't know, I'm the older twin and you wanted to be daddy's favorite? It would explain why you kept beating me up."
"That doesn't sound completely righAGH!"
"Hah! Who stronger now?"
Asks are always open, even to anons. I will always reply to asks, and I do my best to be cordial/less snarky than usual.
Sage Ann has wanted to go to Takemizu for a long time. The boys are in college, they have plenty of money, there's no particular crisis going on in Ernest's mining conglomerate at the moment, so why not? Ernest even lets her talk him into wearing a kimono, which he actually finds pretty comfy. Here Sage Ann shows that she appreciates his wearing funny clothes for her, and also subtly warns off the tourist who keeps trying to talk him up. Not that she'd get anywhere with Mr. Monogamy here.
They both teleported spontaneously at the zen garden earlier, but she couldn't replicate the conditions elsewhere, so when she spotted this guy teleporting a little later she ran over to ask how he did it. When he asks which is better, courage or wisdom, she of course says wisdom, and he clues her in.
Well, what do you know? It works!
Ernest, meanwhile, addresses his own priorities, although by his standards the amount of money that's about to rain down on him is chump change.