Chapter 5.11: Dear Diary, Responsibility Wins the War

Dear Diary, once we left the after party, the cab took us to her little drab townhouse. I never mentioned it before but she only stays there until our season is over, then she moves back to her big house in the country. It’s a pretty amazing Tudor nestled in the hilltop neighborhood with other big houses and mature trees all around.

My head was still reeling from the panic attack so I guess she figured it would be best to travel back to her Tudor. She had to pack some things first so by the time we got there, it was daylight.

The interior of the house was no less impressive but a little darker and old-fashioned than I generally like. This was just one more thing to add to the list of reasons aΒ lasting relationship could not work between us. We were too different in too many ways.

“The flowers are gorgeous,” she purred. “My favorite.”

“I know,” I said, glancing briefly at where she’d put them in a vase on the fireplace mantle.

Smiling, she turned her back to me and said, “Will you unzip me?”

I reached out without thinking much about it, then drew back when my brain caught up with my hands. During the past few hours, I’d calmed down enough to think about things and I knew she was going to be angry.

“Myung,” I said, “we need to talk.”

Turning around to face me, she frowned. “I thought we already did. You’re not backing out, are you?”

I shifted myΒ feet uncomfortably and sighed a little. “I don’t know what to say except I really think this is a bad idea. I can’t and I’m sorry I ever told you I could.”

“Wow. I can’t believe you’re doing this to me.”

“Try to think of it as that I’m not doing this to you but for the baby we would have had.”

“I don’t follow you and I can’t help but feel very disappointed.”

“I know – I mean, I knew you would be upset. What I’m trying to tell you is that after thinking about your… uh, proposal some more, well, it’s just too complicated.”

“For whom?”

“All of us,” I said. It was hard to believe someone as intelligent as she was couldn’t see how complicated this would make our lives. I suppose she wanted this so badly, she’d talked herself into it without worrying about the details.

“You know, this doesn’t have to complicate your life at all. Give me what I need and you are free to walk away. I’ve told you that.”

“I can’t just walk away, though. But in all honesty, I’m not ready to be a father. You and I don’t love each other which could cause custody problems in the future. There are a multitude of reasons as to why this is a bad idea.”

“My biological clock is ticking and you’ve wasted a lot of my time.”

“If you must know, Myung, I’m feeling kind of used, too. We started this relationship and I didn’t have a clue you were only with me to get a baby. Then, to find out you don’t even really want me, just my genes. That was quite a blow.”

“Oh.” She only paused for a moment before saying, “I didn’t realize how awful it sounded. I’ve wanted a baby for so long, so many years, but I never found a worthy father until now.”

“I’m sorry,” I told her. “I do hope you will find the right… situation before it’s too late.”

Tears rolled out of her inky eyes and down her cheeks but she didn’t make a sound. Instead, she took a step forward and kissed me on the cheek, her arms snaking around my waist. I returned the embrace and took in the scent of her silky hair one last time.

Days passed and I didn’t hear from Myung. I figured she was either licking her wounds or finding another guy to “adore” and ask for his genes. Looking back, I’m thinking I dodged a huge bullet. My mistake was kicking the idea around seriously. I make a lot of mistakes, but I’m grateful I didn’t make that one. Someday, I hope Myung and I can be friends again similar to what we were before our affair began.

It wasn’t until I went to my therapy session that week that I finally felt completely confident about my decision. My counselor, Cason, told me I should have brought this up in one of my sessions so he could help me figure it all out. I realize now he’s right about that. I know a lot of guys who look down on therapy but after everything I’ve been through, I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

Cason suggested that during my time off from the ballet company, I take a trip. But where would I go? Mom and Dad suggested a trip to see my grandparents.

Winchester, here I come!

After stepping off the ferry, I promptly got lost. Hopefully, my bags had been delivered to the right place. I walked through what I thought they must call “town” and found myself on a lonely dirt road.

Two deer jumped out of the woods and pranced past me. I was definitely in a different world.

“Hey, wait!” I called to a girl who stepped out of the treeline on the other side.

Upon hearing me yell for her, she stopped in her tracks and turned toward me, shielding her eyes from the sun.

Even though I’m athletically sound, it took some effort to run to her. I came from a chilly place currently experiencing Autumn to this island in the middle of nowhere that was not only unspeakably hot but muggy as well.

Looking into my eyes and watching me gasp a little bit from my sprint, she said in a small voice, “This is not the time for such exertion. We’re under a heat advisory, you know.”

“No, I didn’t know.” My breathing was normal already but the humidity in the air was thick and heavy. “I’m not really used to this kind of heat.”

“Yes,” she simply said.

Holding out my right hand, I said, “I’m Holden Sprague.”

“Pleased to meet you, Holden. I’m Ellie Duberry.”

When she took my hand for a handshake, I fully expected her grip to be dainty and loose. Instead, she firmly gripped my hand and gave it three strong pumps before letting go. She was much stronger than her petite frame looked.

“You’re lost,” she said, her voice soft and sweet. It wasn’t a question.

Nodding, I said, “I’m looking for my grandparent’s farm but, well, I have no idea where I am. There are no street signs or house numbers.”

She laughed a little but managed to stifle any huge guffaws my confusion might bring.

“Oh, you’re that one. I didn’t realize who you were because you are nowhere near their farm.”

“So, you can show me where to go?”

She nodded, a tiny smile on her face, her baby blue eyes dancing with life. “I live with your aunt and uncle right across the lane,” she explained.

I barely remembered meeting my Great-Uncle Leo and Great-Aunt Wilda. I was a child when everyone came to my Great-grandpa Leo’s funeral. And to tell the truth, I was more interested in meeting Chris that day then meeting older relatives.

“Come with me,” she said lightly.

She was small but moved quickly, even in this heat. I had a hard time keeping up with the little thing.

I don’t know what I pictured when Mom told me about Grandpa and Grandma’s farm. I didn’t expect this, though. It was quite large, surrounded by fields. I could see a pond, chickens, cows, and horses. The ground was dry and cracked, but there were luscious trees providing areas of shade.

The house itself was much bigger than I thought it would be, too. But I guess with six children and an occasional stray, you’d need a huge house like this. It was obviously very old but very well cared for and maintained.

“Just go on in,” Ellie said, letting me go inside first.

The inside of the house smelled like freshly baked bread. Everything was neat, presumably in its place and lit with lanterns hanging on the walls. The woodwork in the house was polished like new, the old wallpaper was clean and seemed fitting.

“Oh, my!” Grandma exclaimed when Ellie and I stepped inside. “My, my! Holden, you have grown so tall! Isn’t he tall, Daddy?”

“Yes, Momma, he certainly is.”

“But look how thin he is!” Grandma said with a tsk.

I wondered briefly if they remembered I could hear them.

“Have you eaten? Let’s get some food in you.”

“Now, now, Momma, let the lad settle in before you load him up,” Grandpa said.

I smiled widely at them and tried to ignore the picture of the farmer and his wife with the pitchfork that kept popping up in my head. These were my grandparents and I was already enchanted by this farm and their lives.

“Oh, dear, Ellie, can you stay? I just pulled the last loaf of bread out of the oven. I have fresh blackberry jam – I know that’s your favorite.”

Ellie smiled a little shyly. “Thank you for the invitation, Ma’am. I’m afraid Miss Wilda is waiting for me. She needs help with some of the younger ones.”

“All right, dear,” Grandma said.

The next thing I knew, I was being ushered into the dining room. Each time I cleaned my plate, Grandma insisted I needed more.

“Momma, he’s full, he doesn’t need anymore,” Grandpa said, winking at me.

“Well, I worry when I see a young man as thin as that.”

“I know, but he’ll tell you if he needs anything. Right, Holden?”

“Oh, uh, yes, definitely.”

The dining room was pleasantly … well, I wouldn’t say cool, exactly, but it wasn’t as hot as the outdoors. When I mentioned this, Grandpa explained that because the house was built on a hill, the air blowing in from the ocean made the house a reasonable temperature. They had winter here, but not the kind I’m used to. It’s cooler and less humid, according to them.

“It’s our favorite time of year,” Grandpa said.

“Will I be meeting Uncle Leo? Or Uncle Charles or Laurent? Are my aunts here on the island?”

“Well, no. I’m afraid you’ve come when a lot of Winchester, especially the young men, are on the mainland to sell their crops. Usually, so many of us don’t leave.”

“This was an especially good year for the crops,” Grandpa added, “so more of our people were needed.”

“Oh, of course.” I was so happy to be there, I decided I could meet the other members of the family another time.

“Thank you for letting me come to stay with you.”

My grandparents smiled at one another, then back at me.

“We are more than delighted that you’re here, young man,” Grandma said. “Ellie is a nice girl, isn’t she?”

Momma,” Grandpa sternly said.

“I only wondered if he thought she was cute.”

There was a hint of mischief dancing around in my grandma’s green eyes.

“I know just what you were thinking,” Grandpa told her with a wink.

She blushed prettily and smiled at me again. “I am so glad you’re here.”

I couldn’t help but smile genuinely at her. “I’m really glad, too, Grandma.”

After we’d visited, I was shown my room which actually had been my uncles’ room when they were growing up in this house. As I looked at the old quilts that my grandma had sewn by hand for her boys Charles and Laurent, I thought about what it must have been like to grow up here.

Touching one of the iron beds, the metal felt cool under my hand even with the heat that had risen to the second floor. I thought about my own childhood, living in a mansion with every need met by people I didn’t know or have a relationship with. Did I enjoy luxuries? Oh, yes. Yes, I did. And I wouldn’t want to live here permanently, that was for sure.

Somehow, though, this little room felt homier than any other place I’d ever been. It was almost empty, this space, yet every item here had been carefully and lovingly made and placed. It lent a different feeling. And I liked it.

I liked it a lot.

Author’s Note: You may or may not have noticed, but I decided to change the default eyes I was using. In doing so, I pulled some CC out of my game in order to get rid of the default eyes I was using. In doing this, I didn’t realize that makeups had changed. Ugh. So, Holden has some dark eyeliner in some of the pics; I’m really sorry I didn’t catch that before. He is all patched back up now and it shouldn’t be a problem in the next chapter.

I’d like to offer special thanks to Bee who donated Ellie to the story. Originally, she was named Jane Reid. You may remember her father who was in Bee’s story when Jin was in Monte Vista.

Jane’s father wasΒ Firefighter Travis Reid.Β 

Thank you so much, Bee. She is lovely and makes a great addition to Noble Doubt!

 

 

 

As always, thank you for reading,

2018-07-24T21:41:08+00:00

75 Comments

  1. NotJustaBook July 14, 2018 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Huh, so at one point I did suspect it might be Myung that Holden was seeing. She’s a bit older, and I figured it must have been someone we’d seen before so you could do a reveal like that. She’s a bit cold, so I’m glad Holden didn’t go for having the baby… even if I did think it could be interesting for the story.
    It was so good to see Blue and Matthieu again <3 I almost didn’t recognise Blue :O they’re sweet though. I like that Blue and I had the same thought when Holden met Ellie – an eligible bachelorette like that… though I’m not sure it would be wise for him to get with someone from Winchester πŸ˜› They’re from very different worlds.
    I noticed that Holden’s eyes looked so lovely in the last pic and it makes sense with your new defaults. Such pretty eyes! I honestly didn’t think about him wearing eyeliner like that – somehow, it made sense πŸ˜›
    This was really great as always, Kymber <3

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Louise. πŸ™‚ You’re right, Myung is a bit older and a bit cold, too. I really love how pretty she is but in the end, Holden had to say no. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing Blue and Matthieu again. You had the same thought as Blue about Ellie and Holden? Woot! That’s awesome!

      I see what you mean with how it might be hard for Holden and Ellie to ever get together because of their vastly different backgrounds. Perhaps Blue is getting ahead of herself.

      I’m glad you like the new eyes! I’m really happy with them.

  2. Jes2G July 14, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

    OMG!!!! So like, there was a brief second a few chapters ago I thought the woman could have been Myung, but I was like nah. OMG!!! She cleans up really well lol. I am SO glad he’s not doing this. That would have been a mess!

    Blue looks so different as an elder! Matthieu is still so handsome. πŸ˜€ I love how they call each other daddy and momma lol. They are so cute!

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

      You did? You thought it was Myung? LOL Well, I reckon you should go with your gut instinct. πŸ˜€

      Myung does clean up well. All I did was change her hair and remove her eye bags that made her look so tired.

      My grandparents used to call each other that and it just seemed to fit with Blue and Matthieu since they had such a large family and spent most of their lives being called that. πŸ˜€

      • Jes2G July 15, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

        My parents are like that too

        • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

          That’s so sweet. <3

  3. Jes2G July 14, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    No wonder he kept fighting the urge to run his fingers through her hair! LOL

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      Yessssss! πŸ˜€ I knew it would either be a major clue or it would seem out of place whenever he thought something like that. πŸ˜€

      • Jes2G July 15, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

        You did well lol

        • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

          LOL Thanks πŸ˜€

  4. raymondsanti July 14, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Ahhhh it’s so good to see Blue and Matt again!!! Blue is mischevious, isn’t she? πŸ˜‰ But yes Holden, Ellie is quite cute….. And aha, it was Myung who wanted a baby from him. Good thing he didn’t agree. Having a baby without much planning is a bad idea, especially with someone he hasn’t been seeing for very long. Can’t wait to see where the story goes next!

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I couldn’t wait to do this chapter with Blue and Matt. It just seemed like the place Holden should go to. And, yes! Blue is very mischevious! lol I agree with you that it was good Holden ultimately decided not to go ahead with Myung’s plan.

  5. audreyfld July 14, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Blue and Matthieu!!!!! <3 They are still so in love and so cute together!

    I wasn’t surprised at the reveal. I am glad she didn’t give Holden a hard time. Ellie is gorgeous, but those two together scare me a tad. She is so very different. I know he is captivated by his grandparents way of life, but I can’t see him giving up his dance to live in a place like that and he wouldn’t be able to take her away from it either. However it will probably gave him a glimpse of what life should be like when it is filled with love. Not that his mother/father and sister don’t love him, they are just removed from his life now. And his sister is very logical and cold by nature. So I hope that’s what he takes away from Winchester. I don’t know if Ellie is who I want for him. I am still shipping him and Julie even though Chris is going for it with her.

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much <3 I couldn’t wait to see Matthieu and Blue again. I’m glad you liked seeing them, too.

      I thought you might’ve known who the mystery woman was. πŸ˜€ You’re right that Holden could never give up dance to move to Winchester. I could never see him doing that either. I think you’re right that seeing how his grandparents are is something he needs right now.

      Julie still, eh? LOL πŸ˜€ I reckon we’ll see.

  6. Simsophonique July 14, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Myung is the mysterious woman? LOL !! So unexpected.
    That is the reason why she was always benevolant with him.
    It is always a good idea to move somewhere else, to travel when we got problems and Grandparents are often caring despite some are mischieves a little bit.

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Yes, it was Myung. πŸ˜€

      I agree that grandparents can be just what you need when times get rough.

      • Simsophonique July 16, 2018 at 9:29 am - Reply

        Grandparents rarely argue with their grandchilden because they are lived so many things in their life they understand to be strict with the next generations is useless. They are great listenners even though sometimes they can judge you harshly due to the difference of culture and mores .
        I was in chocked because no hints let us think of Myung is Holden’s mysterious girlfriend.

        • Kymber July 16, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

          Yes, I believe you’re right about grandparents. <3

          As for Myung, well, you are right. But as you mentioned before, she was benevolent toward him. πŸ˜€

          • Simsophonique July 17, 2018 at 4:27 pm

            Not a solid proof. I mean Myung could be only a good friend without involving her with Holden into a romantic relashionship.

          • Kymber July 18, 2018 at 12:11 pm

            Yes, this is true. More evidence is needed.

          • Simsophonique July 18, 2018 at 12:31 pm

            But you choose to keep us in the mystery and you were right that’s good writers keep a certain mystery in their writings.

          • Kymber July 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm

            You write mysteries, too, with Miss V πŸ˜€

          • Simsophonique July 19, 2018 at 9:22 am

            That’s not the same halas mysteries. I just related her life in Sunset Valley being as

          • Kymber July 19, 2018 at 9:28 am

            LOL Well, I do enjoy reading about her. πŸ™‚

          • Simsophonique July 19, 2018 at 10:04 am

            thank you !

          • Kymber July 20, 2018 at 9:42 am

            You’re welcome πŸ™‚

          • Simsophonique July 19, 2018 at 9:25 am

            sorry I rewrite my comment. Miss V’s mysteries are not the same because the crimes are more more nΓ©fasteries than crimes, and the mysteries are related from the gameplay. I don’t invent much things.

          • Kymber July 19, 2018 at 9:29 am

            Well, it’s fun to see Miss V’s adventures anyway. πŸ˜€

          • Simsophonique July 19, 2018 at 10:05 am

            Thank you, I love the gameplay, there are always funny stuffs to draw from it and I don’t play as everybody. I got my own style.

          • Kymber July 20, 2018 at 9:43 am

            I remember us talking about your style. I think it’s lots of fun and the possibilities are endless. πŸ˜€

          • Simsophonique July 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm

            But what I don’t dare to share about my style is that all my sims matches me.

          • Kymber July 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm

            LOL πŸ˜€ Well, then you must be a lovely person because I think your sims are lovely.

          • Simsophonique July 20, 2018 at 3:23 pm

            ☺ thank you.

          • Kymber July 20, 2018 at 3:24 pm

            You’re welcome. <3

  7. Viktoria Tomlin July 14, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Ellie is so cute! My favorite so far!

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Viktoria! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you like Ellie. When Bee showed her to me, I got really excited to have her in the story.

    • bmitjessesue July 17, 2018 at 2:37 am - Reply

      Thank you Viktoria! She is one of my favourite sims and when Kymber and I began talking strategy, I knew she would be a perfect addition!!

      • Kymber July 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

        You’re always right, Bee. πŸ˜€

  8. sempreviva July 14, 2018 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    While I’m glad Holden didn’t go through with that whole baby thing (I mean, it was kinda weird and creepy for Myung to ask him for his genes 😬), I am also juuust a little disappointed because Myung is freaking gorgeous! Just imagine their bsbies with their genes combined! 😍 Ahem… sorry about that πŸ˜πŸ˜‚
    Awww it was so nice to see Blue and Matt again! <3 Their place and those screenshots from Winchester are adorable! The part where Holden admires his bedroom but still compares it to his luxuries was perfect! I wonder if he’ll have similar thoughts about anyone from Winchester… Ellie maybe? πŸ˜‰
    This was great! <3

    • cathytea July 14, 2018 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      I kept thinking about those gorgeous genes, too ! Plus , I really like Myung. I like that she’s upfront and aromantic . I can also understand how she might not be the best match for the very romantic Holden. He’s smart not to set himself up for getting hurt .

      • sempreviva July 15, 2018 at 3:08 am - Reply

        Yes, compatibility could be a problem. They could never last in the long run… but those beautiful genes! What a waste, lol! πŸ˜‚

        • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 5:10 pm - Reply

          I actually agree because I played with them in CAS and their children would have been gorgeous!

      • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

        I really like Myung, too. I spent quite a lot of time on her when I was creating her because I wasn’t sure if I would need HER genes or not. haha I did play with genetics in CAS with her and Holden and my, oh, my were those children gorgeous!

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ It was weird and creepy, wasn’t it? I mean, who does that? haha I LOVE Myung’s look. In a way, I wish it had worked out because in CAS, they had some really beautiful and cute kids! No need to apologize. haha

      I loved seeing Blue and Matt again, too. I’m glad you liked the part about the bedroom. Ellie? Well, just maybe. πŸ˜€

  9. cathytea July 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Well , I did suspect Myung all along , but I also suspected they’d discover genuine love beneath all the seemingly utilitarian parts of the relationship and that they’d become a family , even if a nontraditional one. I like this new development, though ! So neat to see him back on the island !

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you, CT! πŸ™‚ I did seriously consider giving this storyline a chance because Holden is already so unconventional. Even though I didn’t go in that direction, I’m glad you like what’s happening now. πŸ˜€

  10. maidenlissasims July 14, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    I got a little teary-eyed during all the part with Blue. A trip to the grandparents can be very healing if you’ve got the right kind. I stayed with my grandparents for a few months after my first abusive ex. They don’t have a farm, but they do live way out in the middle of nowhere, Oregon. They are artists and jazz musicians. Grandma has been through a few abusive husbands, so helped so much. I think this trip will be so great for Holden

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much. I didn’t know how much I missed Blue and Winchester until I had Holden visit. I agree about taking a trip to the grandparents when your life falls apart. I spent quite a lot of time with my own grandparents, too. Now they are all gone and I miss them desperately.

      Your grandparents sound really wonderful! I am glad you were able to go there when you needed to.

  11. Violincat July 14, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    This must be so strange for Holden, after all the stress of the season and what’s been going on in his life. I’m glad he didn’t go with Myung on the baby idea. He’s right, it did feel like she was using him.

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I agree with you and think this is the break Holden really needed at the moment. I’m glad also that you thought he was right not to go through with Myung’s plan. I think it would have been hard on everyone.

  12. Marjorie Flo Watts July 14, 2018 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I am so glad Holden decided to clearly see a bad future if they had gone through with the baby. I don’t think Myung realized just how calculating and cold it sounded, just wanting someone’s genes, until Holden said what he did. Hopefully, she will find love first. I just love Blue and Matthieu, they are adorable together! And Blue wanting to feed Holden cracked me up – I’m just as bad! lol Great chapter, with lots to look forward to, as usual! β™₯

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Marj. πŸ™‚ It very well could have been a bad future if they’d gone through with it. You’re right and that’s why Myung didn’t take anything out on Holden, because he said he felt used. I hope she finds love, too.

      I’m glad you enjoyed seeing Matt and Blue again.

  13. loladiamond01 July 14, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Myung and Holden are not a good match. They are just too different to be able to work it all out. Hopefully, one day she will find a man to get good genes from. This sounds super creepy, though.
    Ellie is really pretty. And I somehow sensed she was Bee’s for she doesn’t look your style at all. That’s not what your Sims usually look like, so I figured she was Bee’s.
    I loved the atmosphere you built up with the grandparents. Blue and Matthieu are so old now… Sad to think they will probably die soon. So it’s wonderful that you came up with a plan to incorporate them into the story once again!
    I did notice Ellie, as I’ve mentioned. I’ve also noticed the eyeliner and thought Holden just chose to wear it, although I was a bit surprised, because he has never worn it before. And of course the default eyes – I felt sad that Blue lost the gorgeous green, albeit I initially thought you made it so that the color faded with age, as it is for some old people.
    Great chapter and it’s nice to finally know the identity of mystery woman.

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Jowita! πŸ™‚ You’re right about Myung and Holden. At first, I was planning on their child being the heir. But it was the right thing to do in the end to have Holden decide not to do it.

      That’s cool that you thought Ellie belonged to Bee.

      I really couldn’t wait to bring Matt and Blue into the story. I don’t want to think about their deaths; it seems like yesterday, Blue was the little toddler spending time with Leo and the band. lol

      Holden’s eyeliner… wish I had caught that before I took the pics. haha What happened was that I accidentally merged the default eyes. So, I had to remove that entire merge to get them out of my game. Anyway, I think I’ve got it all done right now. πŸ˜€

  14. Rosie July 14, 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    I’m so excited that I guessed right about Myung! Too bad she’s baby crazy. She’s very pretty and would have probably made great babies. But….Ellie is quite adorable. I don’t know where this will go at all relationship wise, though. I want to say Holden has a few options, but I think Fletcher is mot at this point and Myung was never a good choice. I don’t want to automatically assume Ellie is going to be an option, but what else can I do?!!? We’re on chapter 12 and there’s no sign of babies. We need an heir, Holden! Gosh dang it. XD

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Rosie. πŸ˜€ I think their baby would have been so gorgeous. So, I put them in CAS and played with genetics and guess what? The kids were gorgeous!! But in the end, I think Holden made the right decision.

      Ellie is so cute, you’re right about that. πŸ˜€ Bee makes such gorgeous sims.

      Chapter 12 and no heir! Don’t remind me! LOL Me thinks I’m behind a bit! :O

  15. freja64 July 15, 2018 at 12:07 am - Reply

    So lovely to see Blue again, shes my favorite! I had my suspicions about who the mysterious girlfriend could be, I just hope that Holden didn’t make a mistake misconception with pleasure…
    Bee’s Jane Reid is gorgeous!

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      I love Blue, too. πŸ™‚ Yes, that would be a mistake for Holden for sure. Isn’t Jane pretty? Bee really makes lovely sims.

      • freja64 July 15, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

        And poses! They are incredibly well made, so realistic!

        • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

          Oh, I so agree! I think her poses are tops!

        • bmitjessesue July 17, 2018 at 2:33 am - Reply

          Oh MY! You and Kymber are going to give me a big head! Thank you so much for your kind words!

          • freja64 July 17, 2018 at 8:30 am

            You’re welcome, you totally deserve it! πŸ™‚

          • Kymber July 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm

            You deserve the accolades, Bee. πŸ™‚

  16. joliesattic July 15, 2018 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Good choice Holden!! Glad to recapture moments on the farm. Farms can be so therapeutic. I think he’ll like it and he seems to be very open to it. I think you can tell about a person by their handshake… Ellie is beautiful and so different from others you’ve created. Good job! Let’s see where this goes and how.

    • Kymber July 15, 2018 at 5:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Jolie! πŸ˜€ I think Holden made the responsible choice. I think, too, that farms can be therapeutic in nature. I’ve always heard that about handshakes, that you can tell a lot about someone. Ellie may seem quiet, but her handshake speaks of confidence. πŸ˜€

  17. lifeslemonslegacy July 16, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

    OMG that Tudor house is GORGEOUS! Did you build that? Amazing. Myung! I agree with Holden, it really would take a VERY special relationship to be able to have a kid with someone you weren’t in love with. I wouldn’t say it was impossible, but very difficult. That being said, Myung is so beautiful and interesting genetically that I am a little sad that she won’t be giving us any babies.
    I love that Holden is visiting his grandparents. I loved the Winchester storyline. It’s a stark contrast to how Holden was raised, as he thinks of at the end of the chapter. It’s always good to get a different perspective.
    Also, absolutely stunning photography in this chapter. I’m very excited to see what you have in store for Holden as we head into what I would consider β€˜baby making time’ for a legacy.

    • Kymber July 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much. πŸ™‚ The Tudor house was not made by me as I cannot build worth pickles. LOL It’s already in the world I’m using for the story, Fortress Rock by Quailhogs. It’s one of my favorite worlds ever. I’ve wanted the story to end up here for a long time. πŸ˜€

      I couldn’t agree more about Myung and her interesting genetics. I did play with her and Holden in CAS to see what their children would look like and they are gorgeous! I almost had Holden say yes just because of that. LOL

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the Winchester storyline. I was really excited to send Holden there; also to see Matt and Blue again. I’m a little sad that Blue is so old now.

      Yes! Baby making time is drawing near, that’s true! πŸ˜€

  18. paty July 16, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Wow, I just wanted to applaud you and express my admiration of how much effort you put on every one of your posts, and how beautiful are the pictures and the plot of your story. πŸ™‚

    • Kymber July 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much. That means a great deal to me. πŸ™‚ I hope the story will continue to please you.

  19. bmitjessesue July 17, 2018 at 2:32 am - Reply

    I’m loving the direction this is taking! So good to see Blue and Matthieu again even as elders. They are still super cute together!

    I do love how Ellie looks in your game. She looks beautiful in that natural setting. I won’t say anything else because she is my sim and secondly I don’t want to give away any spoilers!

    This visit will be good for Holden, especially since he really doesn’t know his grandparents, and he should. I think they are exactly what he needs right now. (Which is why I suggested he go there…but really I just wanted to see Blue and Matt again hehehe) Sigh, such love!

    • Kymber July 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Bee. I really liked seeing Blue and Matthieu again, too. I was kind of sad to see them as elders but time moves on, doesn’t it?

      I’m glad you like how Ellie looks. She is so beautiful! Thank you for letting me use her.

      I think this visit will be good for Holden, too. I agree that he should get to know his grandparents better. The Noble/Capra/Larochette/Sprague family is strewn everywhere now.

      LOL @ you just wanting to see Blue and Matthieu again. πŸ˜€ I thought it was a great idea!

  20. heatherfeather19 July 18, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad Holden didn’t go through with it! Myung really is gorgeous though. _

    Been in Winchester for less than a day and Blue is playing matchmaker, lol! We’ll see how that goes.

    • Kymber July 18, 2018 at 10:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Heather. πŸ™‚ I really struggled with whether he should do this or not mainly because Myung’s genes look amazing. lol

      You know Blue! LOL After fixing up Agathe and her long lost love, she’s probably been doing that ever since. πŸ˜€

  21. Lila Remonn July 19, 2018 at 5:19 am - Reply

    PHEW. I am sooo relieved that Holden realised how bad the idea was and finally separated from Myung. It’s great she didn’t flip out, but she was creeping me out a bit. She sounded rather robotic and stiff and it was a little unsettling lol.
    Oh, it was lovely to see Blue and Matt again! Good old Winchester. I hope Holden can relax and rejuvenate from the recent messy events. And Ella seems like a super nice girl!
    Great chapter πŸ™‚

    • Kymber July 19, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Thank you, Lila. I see what you mean about Myung. It was rather creepy the way she went about it all.

      I’m glad you enjoyed seeing Blue and Matt again. I think Holden will do well there. I really like Winchester because it’s so stable to play.

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Hi, my name is Kymber but you may know me by my pseudonym, Rosemary Castevet. I’m an author, simmer, Registered Nurse, Judy Garland devoteeΒ and horror buff. Did I mention I’m currently owned by Cesare the cat? On top of all of that, I’m a redheaded INFJ who is also a vegan.

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