Wednesday, 25 January 2017

2.5 - Time Passes

  "I promise, Octavia, I'm going to make everything better," Cemre whispered, rocking his daughter to sleep. He sat with her in his arms for hours, even Laura gave up waiting and went to bed. Cemre didn't know how much longer he had to cuddle his little girl, but he wanted to make the most of it.

 The next morning, Laura woke up to a note laying on Cemre's pillow. She was mad. She crumpled the page up, throwing it on the floor before she left the room to go get Octavia.
  It wasn't until Octavia was changed, fed, and having fun in her swing, that Laura allowed herself to think about Cemre's letter.
  She didn't care how much money they had. They could have had nothing and Laura would have been beyond happy. Now, her baby girl would have to grow up without her daddy. There was a lot more to life than money. Something Laura vowed to teach her daughter.

  "Hi, you must be Laura, I'm Melisandra. I really don't have time to tell you much about what's going on, but you're the last family that needs to be evacuated. So please, please, just go with me on this. I would rather not have to use any magic on you," Melisandra spoke without breathing between her words. At the end, she gasped a bit for air.
  Laura just stared at her. "Excuse me?"
  Before Melisandra could say anything else, Brendan walked out behind Laura. "Laura, don't argue. Just go with her. I have Octavia. We're ready."
  Melisandra smiled gratefully at Brendan. She reached out and grasping one of Brendan's and one of Laura's, they disappeared.

  Melisandra sat outside, allowing the family to look around the house themselves. Until they had time to build some more houses, this was the last open one with enough room for the three. It was also Melisandra's home. Not that she used the actual building at all, she had a little fairy house in the backyard that she used. Occasionally, when Sapphire wasn't busy flitting all over the place, she visited too.

  Silently, Laura sat down next to Mel on the swing. "It's a very pretty house," she offered. Mel gave her a look that Laura didn't catch.
  "It was mine. Not that I ever used it. But we all have a place to call our own, though most don't use them."
  Laura looked at her in shock. But before she could protest them staying there, Melisandra continued.
  "We don't actually have enough room for everyone, so some have given up their homes. Those that live mostly in other realms. None of us mind."
  Laura decided to not argue the point. She tugged on her sweater for a moment, trying to think of something to say. Melisandra noticed her fidgeting, though thought it meant she was too warm.
  "I have some clothes you can change into. I forgot we were going from winter where you were to summer here. Our seasons here are weird."

  Once changed, Laura and Melisandra sat down to begin what would soon become a nightly ritual.

  Time went by rather slowly to Laura, though it passed very quickly. Her brother had a little boy with Poppy, they named him Reed. Poppy didn't like Laura, so she had yet to meet her nephew. Reed was actually a couple months older then Octavia.
  Octavia so far hadn't fussed at all for Cemre. Something Laura was thankful for. Laura on the other hand, was still mad at Cemre. For the way he left them. For the way he had forced their sudden move. Melisandra explained everything to her.

  Finally, Octavia's birthday arrived. Once Laura learned that Theo wouldn't be able to bring Reed to a party, she opted to not have one. So it was just Laura, Octavia, Brendan and Melisandra who celebrated.

NOTE: There originally was a huge storyline before this point. But the lag in my other town was horrible. It took over an hour just to make it through one sim day. Plus the snow was bothering me. It didn't have the snow texture, instead it looked like the grass had bubbled up.
So, instead, I just skipped past it. I do have an idea for how this generation will play out. Here's hoping it'll work!


  1. Wow Cemre! I wouldn't have expected this from him. Is he the reason that Melisandra took them in? I hope we're going to find out what he did that was so important.

    1. He is the reason why Melisandra took them in. We will hear bits and pieces of what happened. Sometimes as Mel is explaining to Laura what happened, and other times as scathing remarks from other people.