The Hand of Fate: A Sims 3 Share House Wishacy.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Gen. 2 Chap. 17: Boulevard of Broken Dreams

I decided to quit my job at the spa so I could be a proper stay at home mom, and boy did that turn out to be a good decision! Looking after two kids was definitely harder than one, but boy was it rewarding.

Hermione and Dain were the light of our lives. 

Hermione was too little to do much of anything yet, but she was a good baby, and only cried when she needed something. We doted on her. 

Dain got up to the funniest things! He liked to hide in his toy box, and bite the heads off his dolls. 

I was a little worried about the biting, but Sean assured me if was nothing, and he was just in training to be an Emperor of Evil like his daddy. I really wasn’t sure what to think of this!

As Dain got older, we started introducing him to solid food. His face when he tasted it was priceless! 

He still loves his bottles, so I think we’ll stick to them for a while. Less messy too!

Dain had become quite demanding about having his diaper changed, so one day after lunch Sean just plonked him down on one of the potty chairs I’d bought. 

He looked quite surprised, but Sean just told him he had to sit there for a while, and he sat in there with Dain and read him a story so he wouldn’t get bored. Since it was around the time he’d usually wet his diaper anyway, the magic happened and Dain went in the potty for the first time! We were so happy he seemed to catch on so quickly. We sit him on the potty all the time now, and I think he’ll be ready to use it all on his own soon.

In between running after our two kids and trying for another baby (which was always fun) we were looking for a new house to buy. There weren't any up for sale in Sunset Valley, that we liked, though. We wanted a big house, with enough room for each of the kids to have their own bedroom when they were older.

We looked like the picture perfect family. 

But the stress was getting to us, and the cracks were starting to show. Sean and I started to fight over the littlest things, and I hated it. 

Sure, the make up sex was good, 

but to be honest I think I would prefer normal sex without all the fighting. It wasn’t good for Dain to hear.

I was just about to give Dain his bottle one evening when Sean came out of the kids room holding Hermione. My face lit up.
‘Sean, I’ve got some good-’
He cut me off. ‘I need to talk to you, Viola.’
I frowned slightly. ‘Good, I need to talk to you too.’
Sean fixed me with a sharp gaze. ‘You’re going to tell me who it is, Viola, and you’re going to tell me right now.’

I just stared at him, taken aback. ‘What on earth are you talking about, Sean?’
He looked angry now. ‘I know you’re cheating on me! You think I don’t know you can get anyone you want?’

I was stunned. This was the last thing I’d expected him to say. ‘I’m not cheating on you! When would I have time? We’re always together.’
Sean looked a little triumphant, as if he’d expected this response. ‘When I’m at work.’
I couldn’t believe the nerve of him. I seriously couldn’t. ‘I am not cheating on you Sean. I would never do that.’
‘But you have before,’ he countered. ‘So guess what - I don’t believe you.’


I was pregnant. I was pregnant and Sean and I still hadn’t made up. So much time had passed that Sean had had his elder birthday. He still dressed like a teenager, and had dyed his hair black of all colours. 

I figured what he was doing to me was some kind of way to have power over me, and vent his insecurities at the same time. I couldn’t be sure though, since he refused to even talk to me. I threw myself into teaching Dain to talk, though I probably wasn’t in the right frame of mind to do so.



Dear Diary,

I know I haven’t written since I was a teenager. But I just had to write that Sean and I aren’t married anymore. To make it seem real. Because it doesn’t seem real. I still love him.


I was halfway through my pregnancy when Hermione’s first birthday rolled around. 

Sean was still living with me, which I was grateful for. I didn’t know how I would cope on my own with two toddlers, and soon, a new baby. But it’s hard, too, because every time I look at him, I remember what we used to be.

We didn’t have a big party for Hermione, but it was still nice.

Sean smiled for the first time in months, and we actually had a nice, civil conversation with each other. 

But afterwards I was just even sadder, because I was reminded of when those conversations were such frequent occurrences, they all rolled into one.


‘Dain, please don’t throw a tantie for mommy. Not tonight.’ 

My back was aching. All I wanted to do was crawl into bed, hide under the covers, and not come out. But I couldn’t. I had children who depended on me.
‘No chair!’ cried Dain. ‘No chair, mommy hold me!’
I sighed. I lifted him out of his high chair and sat down on the couch with him, feeding him his bottle like he was a little baby again.
‘You know Dain,’ I said as I stroked his hair. ‘You’re really getting too old for bottles. Big boys eat real food. Remember? Mommy gave you some once.’
Dain drained the last of his bottle, sucking furiously. ‘No like food. Dain like bottles,’ he said when he was done. He scooted off my lap so I could get up off the couch, which was a bit of a struggle now I was so huge. My due date was in a month. I picked up Dain, which was also a struggle.
‘C’mon, bedtime little man.’
I expected him to protest, but he didn’t. Instead he just looked up at me with his huge blue eyes and said, ‘Why mommy sad?’
I closed my eyes for a second. ‘Mommy’s sad because she had to give daddy back his ring.’

‘Yes. He gave it to me as a special present, and then he said I couldn’t have it anymore. It made mommy very sad.’
‘Daddy sad too?’
‘Mommy doesn’t know, Dain.’
Dain considered this. Then he said, ‘But - when I take - take teddy off Neenie, mommy say ‘no Dain!’ Why mommy not - not tell daddy no?’
I hugged him, walking into his bedroom. ‘Mommy wishes she could, Dain.’ I put him in his crib, and kissed his forehead. 

‘But don’t you worry. Mommy and daddy love you very much.’
Dain gasped, looking across the room. ‘Mommy! Neenie not in crib!’
I laughed, relieved that he wasn’t asking any more questions. ‘I’m getting her now, Dain. Mommy doesn’t have four arms!’



‘C’mon Hermione, just sit there for mommy, like Dain does.’ 

I was trying to get Hermione potty trained before the new baby came, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it. I was due in three weeks. Just as I heard the tell tale tinkle in the bottom of the potty, my phone rang. I dug it out of my pocket.
‘Hello, is that Viola?’ said a perky voice I sort of recognised.
‘Oh good, I’m glad I caught you. This is Cheryl from Sunset Valley Real Estate, remember I gave you and your husband a tour of the Goth Manor a few months ago?’
I gulped at the word ‘husband’. ‘Yes, I’m sorry Cheryl, we really didn’t want to buy the Goth Manor-’
‘Oh no, I completely understand! Awful horrible place. Why Cecilia wouldn’t let us redecorate for the viewing I’ll never know. No, I called because I’ve found the perfect house for you. Four bedrooms, classic design-’
‘Oh!’ I interjected. ‘Did Mrs Collingwood decide to sell?’
‘No no, she’s still hanging onto that place. No, the house I found for you is in Riverview.’
Riverview. If I moved to Riverview, I’d never have to see Sean again. The idea was both thrilling and terrifying. Cheryl was still nattering away, Hermione was yelling ‘Done, mommy!’ and I was basking in the realisation that I might actually make it through this.


I was sitting on the couch with my feet up, just staring at the screen of my phone. Cheryl had texted me pictures of the house, and it was beautiful. My house, I told myself. My house. Because I’d already bought it. I’d spent all my spare time last week on the phone and on the computer, selling my businesses. I’d sold all of my paintings too, and most of them had fetched quite high prices. I had twenty three simolens left in my bank account, and I was ecstatic about it. I had my house. I had my escape. As soon as I’d had the baby, and recovered enough to make the move, I was going. I’d hire a nanny or something. Paint into the night to pay her, if I had to. All I knew was that I couldn’t live in this house anymore, if Sean didn’t love me.


Dear Diary,

I don’t know what just happened. 

I can’t believe what just happened. All I know is that this might not be the end. Sean actually-



Dear Diary,

I just looked at my last entry and started laughing so hard! I went into labour while writing it. Anyway, the baby was a boy, and I named him Nico.


So. Sean is back. And I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not, because I’m scared he’ll disappear again. 

But he says he loves me, and he’s sorry, and he doesn’t want me to go to Riverview without him. Nico’s only a week old, but we’re leaving tonight, taking the overnight flight to Riverview. This house isn’t built for three kids, Dain’s been sleeping in a porta-cot in the living room for the past week. 

So we’re going. With Sean.

I just hope I made the right decision.


Song chapter title, amazingly not Short Stack. Green Day this time.

So, the romantic reputations in my game are glitched. The game thinks VJ Alvi and Jamie Jolina are still alive, it says that Sean and Viola are in an active relationship with each other AND with Jamie and VJ. So I think that’s why Sean accused Viola of cheating. Even though VJ is dead. Cause she wasn’t cheating with anyone!

The whole thing was very odd because Sean had the five day betrayed moodlet, but after three days I get the notification ‘Sean is not interested in fixing this relationship, he has broken it off, they are no longer romantic.’

I was gonna save the whole family to the bin, but place Sean in a different house to Viola in Riverview (I’m moving them in hopes it fixes the glitch, so it doesn’t happen to the kids, etc.). But as I was doing the last bit of play in Sunset, Sean flirts with her on freewill! And they went on for ages, even though the kids were screaming. It looks promising, so I’m putting Sean in the new house. Fingers crossed!

I hope you liked the storyline I did to explain the glitch. I know this chapter might be confusing because it is so jumpy, but that’s for dramatic effect, people! Read it carefully and you’ll be right :)

Inkeeping with the theme, Nico is named after my favourite character in the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

I'm an idiot...

Just letting you guys know that the next chapter might not be up for a little while because I'm waiting for their new house to get built by a request team on the forums (because I suck at building haha). And also because I spilled water on my MacBook.

Yes. It was not very much and I tipped it upside down straight away but the screen was kind of flickering and the cursor was moving on it's own... so I powered it off and now it's upside down on my bed draining.

I'm not too worried because this has happened before, and it was a lot more water that time. The kid I was babysitting tipped a whole cup of water on it and completely flooded the thing while she was watching her Justin Bieber video. It turned off on it's own straight away that time. But after I'd let it drain for a week (I probably didn't actually need to leave it that long) it was perfectly fine.

So I'll just let it drain for a day or so... and hopefully my computer is not wrecked! All going well I'll have a chapter up this time next week. Just thought I'd let you know since I usually update fairly quickly.

So. Don't let kids watch Justin Bieber. And use a water bottle when you're using the computer. Not a glass! I'm pretty sure I've learned my lesson now. No open cups of liquid near computers! Can you tell I'm really annoyed at myself?

Another thing - I'm using a windows desktop to post this, and I'm pretty sure it has borked graphics or something, because my blog is literally this icky aqua lime green colour, not the nice pale leaf green it is when I view it on my mac or phone. All the pictures look strange too. I hope it looks a nice shade of green on your computer... tell me please if I've been subjecting you to icky aqua lime green all this time...

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Gen. 2 Chap. 16: Electric Romantics

It’s amazing how quickly time passes. Before I knew it, I’d mastered my guitar skill. Since I’d mastered the painting skill a little while ago, that meant I’d completed my life time wish.

Sean had also completed his life time wish, he was now Emperor of Evil.
Sean and I - well, we were like a pair of teenagers, honestly. It’s like we were making up for lost time.

Our relationship was great - except for one thing. Yeah, we still hadn’t done it. Since that disastrous first time we’d slept together, it had been a no go. And it wasn’t just Sean - it was me too. I guess we’d held off for so long that I’d gotten all kinds of nervous about it. Mainly, I was worried that it would dredge up bad memories of that day, and that awful fight.
One day, Sean was being especially gentle with me, and I had a feeling that this time would be different. 

We were both a little bit broken, but we could fix each other, if we tried. There were a few uncertain moments, but we broke through, and finally we were complete.
I fought back another wave of nausea as I stared at the test. I was pregnant. 

I walked numbly out of the bathroom and curled up on the bed, waiting for Sean to come home.
After we got over our initial shock, Sean and I got extremely excited about my pregnancy. But our joy was marred by a tragic event. Sean’s co worker, Michael Bachelor, passed away when he was visiting us. 

Even though he and Sean hadn’t gotten on well at first, they had since become best friends. Michael’s death hit Sean very hard.

I had just curled up into bed one night when I felt the labour pains starting. Sean was at work, and there was no way I’d be able to drive myself to the hospital in this state. 

So I decided to have the baby at home. After a tiring labour, my little boy came into the world. I named him Dain. 

Sean came home just as I was putting Dain to bed.

The next morning, I checked on Dain and left a note for Sean, who was still sleeping. Then I drove down to the spa.
The hairdressing trainees were quite amused when I told them what I wanted. Yes, okay, I was getting hair extensions. I’d quite liked my short haircut, but now I was a mom it felt kind of daggy. 
The funniest thing was I didn’t know quite what to do with all my new hair. So I just tied it up, and kept it that way most of the time.
Dain was a good baby, and wasn’t very demanding, leaving Sean and I to do, well other more entertaining things.

It had seemed like a good idea at the time, but when I started getting sick a few weeks later, I was regretting not using protection. 

We loved Dain so much that we wouldn’t mind another baby, but now that it looked like I was pregnant again, I was a little nervous about having another one so soon after Dain.
I found Sean in the hobby room, and was trying to simultaneously work out if I was going to throw up again, and find the words to tell him I thought I was pregnant. Before I could do anything, however, he - got down on one knee?

I was in shock as I watched him fumble with the little black box. He nearly dropped it, actually. And then, he asked the question I never thought he’d ask. 

‘Sean - lets get married, right now.’
He looked surprised, understandably. ‘Right now?’
I nodded eagerly. ‘I know I don’t say it as much as you, but I love you Sean, and I don’t want to wait. And besides, I won’t be fitting into a wedding dress anytime soon.’
Sean’s eyes widened. ‘You’re not?’
I bit my lip. ‘I think I’m pregnant again.’
Sean hugged me, nearly lifting me off the floor, and kissed my cheek. ‘I love you. And I sure damn hope you’re pregnant, because I want a little girl!’

I kissed him, and then we exchanged rings. 

It was so special, and true to us, that nothing else mattered in that moment. 

When we broke apart from our kiss, however, I was brought back to reality.
‘Viola? Are you okay?’
‘No - I think I’m gonna be sick.’

It was the best day of my life.
I spent my pregnancy mostly painting and trying my hand at writing. I had taken a writing class when I was pregnant with Dain, and now I started writing a book, a sci-fi novel called Trent Davies and the Alien Invasion

I wasn’t sure it was much good though, and I thought I might be better off scrapping it and starting a new one. I liked the character of Trent though, so maybe I could use him in another book.

Sean was at home when I went into labour this time, though he barely seemed to notice.
‘Are you all right?’ he asked nonchalantly as he walked by.

‘No of course I’m not all right Sean!’ I snapped. ‘Go make yourself useful, get Dain, he’s - ahhh - crying!’
Sean left me alone for the rest of the labour, which was fine by me. After all, I had done this before without his help. I figured Sean’s feigned ignorance was just his way of dealing with things, but that didn’t make it any less annoying.
Finally, little Hermione was born. 

Well, at least Sean got his girl. I still wanted another boy, though that didn’t mean I loved Hermione any less. She was beautiful.
That night we had a little birthday party for Dain. 

He grew up into a gorgeous little toddler with Sean’s red hair and my blue eyes. 

I think he’s going to look like me when he grows up, though it’s hard to tell at the moment.
We showed Dain his new toys, then Sean and I went back out onto the deck for some alone time.

‘Guess what,’ I whispered in his ear. ‘I want another baby.’

Author's notes:

Hmmm, I seem to have used a Short Stack song title for the chapter title again. I really must try to come up with original ones. Anyway, I disclaim it, etc, belongs to the gorgeous Shaun Diviney and all that.
I’m done :)
Anyway! I thought a decent length chapter would be nice since the last one was so short.
As you might have guessed, I’m naming generation three after my favourite characters from kids books. I was going to continue the Shakespere theme and have Hamlet, Romeo, and Hermione running around, but I liked this idea better, and I still got to use the name Hermione.
Dain is named after my favourite character in the Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda. His traits are Evil and Athletic. I gave him the evil trait because when he was conceived, ghost music played instead of the baby chime. And Michael died in the house when Viola was pregnant with him.
Hermione is named after Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling. Her traits are Good and Genius. Yes I am hoping for some sibling rivalry!
If you’d like to guess what the third baby will be called, you can. There is a hint in the authors notes from one of my previous chapters.
I’m putting a warning/disclaimer thing on the about page, you know, for the adult content and swearing, etc. I really should have done this ages ago, but I forgot. I’ll also be fixing the contents page.
Also I’m going to see if I can change the blog URL, as they are now Flynn’s, not Sharpe’s. I’ll let you know anyway.

Extras and Outtakes!

Alannah has grown up. I'm not sure if she's a teen or a YA but she has a girlfriend who's living with her and Tony and Em.  I forgot to take a picture of the girlfriend, I'll see if I can get one next time.

Adjo Sample and Arvid Voss (Susan and Amhranai's sims) are dating. I couldn't get a picture but when you click on thier house in edit town mode they have their arms around each other in the picture. So they're a couple :)

Eating pet food at the bistro. Sean is not impressed.

Dain doesn't like the camera...

Oh, and the reason Dain's skin looked a bit weird in the early baby pics is because he was glitched :/
Until next time,
xx Courtney.