Chapter Fourteen: That Thing You Do

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It was a quick vacation, I know, but I just wanted to play around a bit.  More serious vacations will come later, especially since Justice has decided he wants to be a Seasoned Traveler.

But now back at home, Gerald introduces himself to Riverview with a song, and the old single ladies love every second of it.  New groupies?  I think so.

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And what a surprise when we find out that the French woman has come to visit.  I finally paid attention and discovered her name is Aimee.  For kicks, I send Teddy Jo over after his art class to have another go at the wooing of the older ladies.

Teddy Jo: Are you lost, ma’am?  Because heaven is a long way from here.

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Aimee: I am a grumpy sim, which is apparently supposed to justify my Ice Queen tendencies.

Teddy Jo: Yeah, well, so was my Grandma, but she still had the decency to marry my Grandpa.  I hope you get eaten by Walter Grisby.  Good day!

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Teddy Jo: She did it to me again, Fifi.  She just wants nothing to do with me, and she was all, ‘Blah blah I’m grumpy and therefore mean and beautiful’.  What’s wrong with me?!

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Fifi Trixibelle: Why are you putting so much focus on this woman, TJ?  You’re wasting your time!  It’s not like you can have any romantic interactions anyway.  It’ll be a whole eight days before you can even kiss her, dude.  Do you really want that?

Teddy Jo: Huh.  You’re right.  Eff that hoe, man.

Fifi: Um, disrespectful, but okay.

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Meanwhile, Fifi’s become rather close with Trigger Broke.  Without her brothers around, she can actually relax a bit instead of trying to keep them in line.  He seems a bit self-conscious and guarded about his living situation, but she does the best she can to make him know that she doesn’t care about that sort of thing.

Fifi: Well I, for one, think it’s pretty freaking’ sweet that your mom’s got a crib behind the couch.  I mean, when that kid wakes up, they’re totally entertained by the TV.  That gives her at least another thirty minutes of sleep time.  It’s genius.

Trigger: Heh… Yeah, that is pretty cool I guess.

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Apple is invited to the science facility to participate in some mental study or something.  Since this is the first time I’ve ever seen an opportunity like this, I went with it.  Hopefully she doesn’t come out with a Doofus trait or something.

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How are you feeling, Apple?

Apple: Braaaaaaaaaaaainssssssssss. Drooooooooooooooooool.

Uh oh.

Apple:  Only joking!  I could go for some mac and cheese, though.

I’m kind of disappointed that nothing life-changing happened, actually.

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At the Broke house, Fifi and Trigger had been joking around, but suddenly there was one of those strange awkward silences.

Trigger: Um… shouldn’t you be going soon? It’s almost past kis… er, curfew.

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Fifi: Naw, I wanna stay for a bit longer, if that’s okay.  I’m kind of the resident badass, so staying past curfew is how I roll.

Trigger: Well, you can stay as long as you’d like.

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Eventually she does go home without getting caught.  She feels pretty awesome about that.

Fifi: Oh man, showers at 2 am are so much better than any other showers.

So true.  Have you ever tried it?

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The next day, both boys bring home girls.  It’s not all that surprising who they bring, actually.  Little does Teddy Jo know, though, Betty Simovitch is Unflirty.

Teddy Jo:  What was that?

Nothing, nothing.  You’ll find out soon enough.  And naturally, Justice picks MaryKay Shallow, just about the most difficult girl to get along with.

Justice: I enjoy a challenge, obviously.

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It would seem that our ghosts have decided to come out and haunt.  Well, just one so far.  Gerald isn’t too pleased about it, but oh man it brings the lulz.

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I couldn’t tell you who it is.  Silly missing character files. I’m thinking it’s Chad, but I didn’t pay much attention.  I was a little busy being ridiculously entertained by blank thought bubbles floating across the floor.

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The ghost grabbed a hot dog from the fridge.  I’ve never seen a ghost eat, haha.  If it is Chad, he’ll be pretty sad, considering he was a vegetarian.  But anyway, ghostly hot dog on the floor is HILARIOUS.

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Gerald: So… the afterlife treating you pretty good?

Ghostly Hot Dog: PERSON PERSON PLUS :D

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At this point I found the hex codes for favorite colors and re-decorated the house accordingly.  I didn’t realize exactly how bright everything was, but I’m sure hating purple right now.

And yes, the ‘rents still have the love going on, even though they don’t have much time to show it.  Aww.

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Riverview Burglar:  HOLY CRAP.  Too bright.  Glad I’m wearing these nifty aviators.

Taxi: HONKHOOOONK!

Riverview Burglar:  Hang on!  I haven’t even found the good stuff yet, jeeze!

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I keep forgetting to mention Apple’s promotions, but she’s currently at level 7 in the Law Enforcement career, meaning she’s ready to kick some burglar butt.

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Riverview Burglar: Um.  I can see where this is going and I think I’ll just come quietly.

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Justice brings home another girl. She’s one of the ooglay Grisbys.  I actually think she looks sort of pretty, in a strange way, but she’s definitely not for him.

Justice: If you’ll look past me, you’ll see my brother taking a bubble bath.  He’s single, you know, and obviously clean.  Just your type, right?

Aw, that’s really sweet and creepy and embarrassing all at the same time.

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Apple got promoted to Sketch Artist, holla!

Apple: …Is that MY son flirting with a Grisby?

No, actually, we just found out she’s with Trigger Broke.

Apple: Good. She’s no good for either of my sons.

Rude!

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Later on, Fifi chats it up with Trigger’s Aunt, Flo (haha, Aunt Flo).  She’s always rolling the want to stay out past curfew and I always give in.

Fifi: You think Fifi Trixibelle is a weird name?  Well, my brother’s name is Justice.  I mean, come on, we’re like alien freaks in this town.  It’s too cool.

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This time she wasn’t so lucky.  this picture is way too dark, but if you squint you can see her in there.

Fifi:  Yeah, run the sirens!  Awesome.   This is way better than doing homework.

Fifi is actually my first, and only, A student.

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Gerald: I KNOW YOU’RE A GOOD KID AND JUST HAVE REBELLIOUS URGES, SO I’M GOING TO YELL ANGRILY AT YOU UNTIL THE COP TURNS THE CORNER.  By the way, why is that taxi still stuck there?  DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT?

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Fifi: Whoa, hang on, I’m not even getting properly lectured for this?!  Dad, you’re disappointing me!  Yell, get mad, ground me!  I’ve got a reputation to uphold!  …And no, actually, I have no idea what’s going on with that taxi.  It’s been here for like three days.

After this, my game decided it wanted to quit on me, so I lost about a day of playing.  Oh well.  I guess it just wanted me to update?  Next time, generation three will FINALLY be growing up.  And just in time because all of Riverview’s teens are getting snatched up faster than… something getting snatched up really fast.  As always, thank you for reading and happy simming!

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4 thoughts on “Chapter Fourteen: That Thing You Do

  1. Oooh, you’ve got to get Betty Simovitch into your legacy – although I do kind of like how Teddy Jo has a penchant for the older ladies. It’s nice to see Riverview sims, they don’t get in enough legacies.

    Apple looks a bit like a Rotten coming out of that lab…

    (PS So glad you’re back)

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    1. Oh believe me, I am trying hard to get her, haha.

      Oh I never noticed that before! You’re right!

      I’m glad to be back! Thank you so much.

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  2. I’m starting to have a soft spot for Teddy Jo, but its probably because I also have a T.J. in my Legacy. Wonderful update. If you want to get rid of that taxi ctrl+Shift click on it and click object delete. I learned that after I had this carpool van sitting on my lot for ages. But I did use it kinda in my story. I pretended it was undercover cops spying on my Heir, Tyler. Keep this Legacy up, I have never laughed so hard in my life. I have this bookmarked and can’t wait to see the next chapter.

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