Chapter 5.16: Dear Diary, the Best Day

by Kymber

Author’s Note: This chapter may seem a little choppy at the beginning. The reason for this is that I had all sorts of things planned and they didn’t work out. This is mainly because I ran way behind schedule. Chapter 5.15 (last week) was our halfway point and there is no heir! Gasp!! So, please bear with me as I whirl us ahead. 

Dear Diary, as I write this and plan my future with Ellie, I’m reminded of my past. I’ve had fun, not worrying about what might happen along the way. Out of all of that, I’ve only had two serious relationships, Fletcher and now Ellie.

I thought contemplating what could have been with Fletcher might upset me but now that so much time has passed and we’ve both moved on, I feel like I can look upon our time together fondly. I really loved him and could have spent my life with him. But it was not to be. Neither of us was mature enough or ready for such a deep commitment.

My sincere hope is that if I ever run into him again, if he’s still working and living in Fortress Rock, I would be able to smile and genuinely wish him happiness. I could picture teasing him about never being able to tie his necktie and he would say he’d finally figured it out. He might jest with me about my clothes which he mainly thought were crazy.

I suppose I’ve romanticized how I look at him now. I want him to remain in my memory forever as my first love. He was my first everything and will always hold a tender spot in my heart.

In other news, Chris, Jules, and their kids moved out of the brownstone after securing a coveted apartment in the famous (or should I say infamous?) Suncrest House. This place has been around forever, Chris told me, and apartments don’t come up very often. The day they moved, I helped them take a bunch of their belongings over and, let me tell you, the place is sure creepy. I can’t really imagine my buddy and Jules living here, but I’m sure their place will look amazing.

Standing outside of it, I couldn’t help but stare at the gables up above and wonder, had The Inheritance ever investigated here? The creep factor alone was enough to make me wonder. This building even had evil looking gargoyles!

In bigger news… Ellie news… almost immediately after our first kiss, she called Derek and met with him. He took the news a bit hard at first and who could blame him? After some time, they started speaking again and remained friends. I’ve mentioned it before, but he is a really nice guy and the way he dealt with this situation is something that I admire and look up to. He is an outstanding person that I hope I can be friends with long into the future.

Ellie and I dated for several months and I can say it was the time of my life. I never wanted it to end. She is a very innocent girl which is one of the things I find so endearing about her. Every moment I am with her, I want to run my hands along her smooth, intoxicating skin. The very scent of her drives me wild. But this isn’t just some girl. This is the woman I love and she wants romance. A love that will sweep her off her feet.

This isn’t as easy as it may sound because romance costs money. I make a pretty good living as a principal dancer in the ballet company but it isn’t going to pay for trips around the world or anything I might find particularly romantic. The thing is, I’d always had this thing with past relationships where I tried to impress with huge, romantic ideas.

Ellie was different, though. I knew she wasn’t someone who needed grand gestures. What she needed was the kind of romance that came from the heart.

So, what was I to do? We spent many evenings strolling through the gardens in Petal Meadows Park where there is a large gazebo. On moonlit nights, I took her there to show her how to dance like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Afterward, we often stared up at the sky to dream of our future.

I thought everything couldn’t be more perfect. If it all continued the way it was going forever, I would have been fine with that. It wasn’t until the night we had dinner with my parents that I realized I should ask her to marry me. I suppose it might be considered strange that I never thought of this before. I guess I’m still the guy without a plan.

The night it happened, we were standing in “our” gazebo. No one else was around and she was leaning on the railing, staring dreamily at the sky. Putting my arms around her and my hands on the railing, I asked her what she was looking at. When she answered, her voice was far away.

“I was looking at the moon,” she murmured as I lifted her golden hair and nibbled the back of her neck. She sighed heavily, the dream quality still in her voice. “I was thinking that someday my grown child might stand on this very spot with the person they love and see the same thing I see tonight.”

It was that moment it all seemed so clear. And so, I dropped to one knee, holding her hands in mine and asked her to marry me. I didn’t have a ring yet but she said yes anyway.

We decided not to wait but to have an Autumn wedding. Neither of us had a lot of money so the ceremony would be simple and take place at the brownstone two days before winter.

I didn’t know love could feel this way… so fulfilling and satisfying. Maybe I was wrong and I hadn’t really loved anyone before Ellie because this was so different. What I can say is that it was the most wonderful day of my life and I was pretty certain nothing else could ever compare.

Congratulations, Ellie and Holden Sprague!

Author’s Note: Holden is finally settling down! Well, maybe he wouldn’t call it that, though. lol I wondered if any of you noticed the ring he gave Ellie? It’s the same one Memphis wore in Generation 1. Phyllis, her mother in law, gave it to her and she always meant that it should be passed down with the diary but it got lost along the way until Marty found it. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this entry in Holden’s life. As always, thank you for stopping by,


chalicen August 18, 2018 - 10:12 am

Yes! Holden and Ellie, smooth sailing all the way. I loved this. I wish I had got to see more of them dating, but I guess this means we can see the babies soon! I can’t wait! 🙂

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 10:56 am

Thank you! 🙂 Smooth sailing for now anyway. LOL 😛 I would have liked to have seen more of their romance, too, and for that, I apologize. If I hadn’t dawdled so much in the beginning of this generation, I would have definitely written more of that. 😀 I can’t wait for babies, too!

chalicen August 18, 2018 - 5:37 pm

You say you dwadled, but I did love the beginning- about Jules, about his dancing, about his relationships… Maybe it’s better to mix it up like this. It’s a shame we only get 30 chapters!

Kymber August 20, 2018 - 12:53 pm

Thank you so much. 🙂 I’m so glad you loved the beginning, it makes me feel better, you saying so. When I began this story, I thought 30 chapters sounded like a lot. Often, it isn’t when it comes right down to it.

Jowita August 18, 2018 - 10:13 am

I think that Holden romanticized Fletcher in his memory, but he was his first love, so it isn’t that surprising.
I understand the need to push your heir forward in their decisions and heir-making, lol. Hailey was pretty late, too, if you don’t count Clint, that is. Wow, I was pretty shocked how old Xalen has gotten. Reggie is so old now, too. Guess we can’t keep them young forever, can we?
Oh my, Holden wants to keep being friends with Ellie’s ex-boyfriend. She dumped him because of her love for Holden, so I’m not sure how that’s going to work out. BTW, I think you deleted something from your game, because Derek has this ridiculous EA blush on his face, lol.
I did notice the ring, although I forgot that it was Memphis’. It’s such a nice touch. I’m sure Ellie will cherish it.

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 11:01 am

Thank you, Jowita. 🙂 Holden definitely romanticized Fletcher in his memory. Because he tends to do that, he can gloss over any bad feelings he or Fletcher may have had at the time.

I’m glad you understand the pressures of getting an heir. lol Xalen saddens me because I want to keep him the way he was. Fact is, he is almost as old as Matthieu and I held off his aging for too long. lol If we could keep them young, I would. At least he’s young in The Inheritance. lol

I think Holden looks at everything with romantic, rose-colored glasses which is why he thinks he and Derek can be friends. We’ll have to see how that one goes. Yes, I see that awful blush on Derek. It’s so aggravating, let me tell you. lol Grrrr…..

You noticed the ring! YAY! I think Ellie will think it’s “too much” but she will cherish it and wear it out of respect.

bmitjessesue August 18, 2018 - 10:34 am

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Perfect and I think most appropriate for both of them for who they are. I honestly think Ellie was his first love truly. We have first loves but they are a different kind of love, not a lasting kind of love. If you are blessed to find that true love your first time, it must be wonderful. Everyone looked wonderful and it was good to see them all again. I’m glad they were all there…perfect examples of true love for the new couple to start their new life!

Okay I know Holden has the romantic trait and you are such a kind person Kymber, I’m just glad we never had to argue over Fletcher being invited to the wedding too! LOL Them would have been righting words. It all flowed so much better the second time, well done!

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 11:04 am

Thank you, Bee. 🙂 I’m really glad this ceremony was fairly small. I just couldn’t see them making a huge fuss when they’re watching their budget and because of their personalities, too. As for true love, I think Holden has realized how he felt about Fletcher feels different than how he feels about Ellie.

No, we didn’t have to argue over the guest list, that’s for sure. Although, it did cross my mind, very briefly, to have Fletcher there. Honestly, though, it wouldn’t have made sense at all. Also, if Holden were to see him now, it would ruin the romantic memory he has of that time in his life.

NotJustaBook August 18, 2018 - 11:05 am

Aaaaw, of course Blue wasn’t wrong <3 And neither was I, he, he, he 😀 There was chemistry between those two right from the beginning 🙂 It’s so like Holden to not throw a huge wedding, but just kind of throw caution to the wind and do it! 🙂 Looks like a lovely time.
And I noticed that ring right away! It’s so pretty 🙂 And I think I remember Marty finding it. Love that callback!
This was lovely as always, Kym <3

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 11:10 am

Thank you so much, Louise. 🙂 Blue is never, I repeat never, wrong! LOL <3 And neither are you. haha They did have a certain chemistry, I think. And you are right that this wedding was very Holden-ish. LOL It was actually the least stressful wedding I’ve ever put together. Thank you, Holden! 😀

I’m glad you noticed the ring. 😀 Marty found it at the reunion Leo threw when Jilly appeared to her and told her where it was. LOL

cathytea August 18, 2018 - 12:04 pm

I love big sweeping chapters, and they seem to fit Holden’s style . These two are beautiful together !

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 12:07 pm

Thank you so much, CT! 🙂

Marjorie Flo Watts August 18, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Yay, they are on their way!! And what beautiful babies they will have! One of them is bound to be a klutz, just to balance out all that grace that Holden has. =D Lovely chapter, right to the point, and it was fun to see everyone, again. Nope, Blue is never wrong! ♥

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 1:12 pm

LOL Thank you, Marj. 🙂 You are right about Blue! 😀

Oh, that would be so funny if one of their kids was a clutz. Holden would be so lost trying to understand that. hahaha

joliesattic August 18, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Yea!! But why doesn’t anyone look happy? Everyone seems to have frowns on their faces. No smiles. Even the kids. Ellie has a faint one, but all the others don’t. Isn’t a Sim thing?

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Thank you, Jolie! 🙂 Oh, my goodness, it’s so hard to get all of the sims to watch the wedding. And then, when you’re taking pictures of it all, they get bored. Sometimes they even stamp their feet or yawn really big. LOLOL It was all I could do just to get the pics I did. 😛 LOL

joliesattic August 18, 2018 - 2:43 pm


lisabeesims August 18, 2018 - 2:19 pm

OHH sweet wedding .. now lets get some nooboos!!

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Thank you, Lisa! 😀 Yes to the nooboos!!

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 2:27 pm

But NOT twins!! hahaha

lisabeesims August 18, 2018 - 2:30 pm

OHH come on … twins would be fun LOL

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Except that they happen to me in almost every generation. I just want one at a time for once. But I’ll take whatever the game throws at me. 😛

lisabeesims August 18, 2018 - 2:53 pm

LOL maybe triplets

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 2:55 pm

Whaaaaaaat?! LOLOL Oh my goodness. Triplets is something I’ve actually never gotten that I can remember. Please, no. :O haha

lisabeesims August 18, 2018 - 2:56 pm

I did I wanted one and got 3 .. rose white and rose red were supposed to be it .. I also got a NO woohoo baby in that story (Snow just was pregnant with Aster .. never tried or planned)

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 3:21 pm

LOL This crazy game just loves to do things like that. I’m very cautiously moving forward.

lisabeesims August 18, 2018 - 3:45 pm

yes it throws me a few curve balls from time time

Kymber August 20, 2018 - 12:49 pm

I know how that goes. 😀

Violincat August 18, 2018 - 3:09 pm

These two are finally hitched!
Kind of sad to see their dad get so old, though. But let the next generation arrive.

Kymber August 18, 2018 - 3:24 pm

Thank you, Violincat 🙂 I help Xalen’s aging off as long as I could but the truth is, he is nearly the same age as Matthieu. I felt sad, though, too, about it. But, yes, it’s time for the next generation to make an appearance! 🙂

audreyfld August 18, 2018 - 3:35 pm

Ellie is so cute. I can’t wait for blonde haired blue-eyed babes! Ellie will be a wonderful mother. It was good to,see the fam at the wedding….nice ring! I did notice it, but didn’t recall that it was from before.

Kymber August 20, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Thank you, Audrey. 🙂 I can’t wait for blonde-haired, blue-eyed babies, too! 😀 I wouldn’t mind if the red hair made an appearance, too, because I miss it. 😀

Simsered August 18, 2018 - 8:02 pm

Congratulations to the happy couple! 🙂
I think most of us romanticize our first loves. I look fondly back on my first love even though we had our share of issues and bad times too! I’d never want to be a couple 1) because I’m married with a baby lol and 2) because I think we just weren’t meant to be. Wrong timing and everything. But I wish him all the happiness in the world now!
The ring is beautiful, and Ellie will make an amazing mother I’m sure! Bring on the babies! 😃

Kymber August 20, 2018 - 12:54 pm

Thank you so much! 🙂 I think you’re right about we tend to romanticize our first loves even though it would never have worked out. Yes, let’s bring on those babies! 😀

socallucyfan August 19, 2018 - 12:00 am

Awe, so many feels! <3 <3 <3
I am so very happy for the two of them. I could just picture them dancing like Fred & Giner, with Ellie wearing one of those beautiful flowing dresses.
So happy for them!!

Kymber August 20, 2018 - 12:58 pm

Thank you so much <3 <3 <3 Couldn’t you, though? I could definitely see them dancing like Fred and Ginger in the gazebo, too. lol I’m so glad you like our couple.

raymondsanti August 19, 2018 - 3:29 am

Awwwwww I’m so glad Holden and Ellie get to spend the rest of their lives together!! It was nice to catch up with some past characters at the wedding (hello Marty!) and I think Ellie’s dress suited her personality well. Can’t wait for nooboos 😉

Kymber August 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Thank you so much 🙂 I’m really happy about Holden and Ellie, too. This was a low key wedding that was one of the easier ones to shoot. Although, many of the sims were bored after a while. LOL I’m glad you liked Ellie’s dress. You wouldn’t believe how many she had to try on! LOL Bring on the nooboos!

Jes2G August 19, 2018 - 4:15 pm

Yay! Congrats, crazy kids!. I don’t think the beginning was choppy like you say. Just felt like a quick catch up which was appropriate for the time jump. It was nice to see Chris’ mother again!

Kymber August 20, 2018 - 1:23 pm

Thank you so much, Jes! 😀 Crazy kids! LOL I’m so glad you didn’t think the beginning was choppy. I love Chris’ mom Olivia (he named his son with Jules “Oliver” in honor of her). Seeing as how she practically raised Holden, I couldn’t see her not being there.

Jes2G August 20, 2018 - 3:04 pm

Oliver is a great name 😀 And yes! She needed to be there. Who was the girl with her?

Kymber August 20, 2018 - 5:00 pm

The girl in white and lime? That’s Zelda. 😀 I was going to have Zelda’s gf Donna there but no one has met her yet and wouldn’t know who she was. Also, the house was full up. LOL

Jes2G August 20, 2018 - 5:06 pm

Oh! Duh! Zelda LOL. I clearly did not get a good look at her. I assumed she and Olivia were together, but I couldn’t figure up a relation lol.

Kymber August 20, 2018 - 5:12 pm

LOL No worries. 😀

sempreviva August 22, 2018 - 5:10 am

Yay!!! This chapter was sooo sweet! Congratulations Holden and Ellie!
I love how romantic she is and how deep down, she was the one to sweep Holden off his feet 😉 <3 But sure Holden, keep thinking it’s you who did that, lmao!
It’s true that when one is truly happy, they think about past loves differently – like Holden with Fletcher, and I’m so glad you showed that! I hope Fletcher is finally happy too or, at least, getting there!
Can’t wait to finally meet the heir! 😀 <3

Kymber August 22, 2018 - 9:07 am

Thank you so much! 🙂 I’m glad you liked this chapter and I really loved how you said that it was Holden who was swept off of his feet. That is so true! 😀 <3 I thought it was good to show how Holden had moved on from Fletcher. I’m really glad you liked that.

heatherfeather19 August 22, 2018 - 12:29 pm

I’m glad things worked out for them! Can’t wait to see them enjoying married life. 🙂

I still feel for Fletcher. I don’t necessarily think Holden should be with him, but I hope he’s happy.

Kymber August 23, 2018 - 2:33 pm

Thank you so much, Heather. 🙂 I think their married life will be interesting; I hope it will anyway. lol

I hope Fletcher is happy, too, and I think I’ll do a bonus post of him in the future so we can have a peek into his life.

twinsimskeletons August 23, 2018 - 2:04 pm

It seems like just yesterday I was voting for him to be the heir wipes away a tear
Part of me will always root for Fletcher. I really wanted to see him grow and gain confidence with the story, but alas, it was not meant to be.
Holden is so wonderfully thoughtful and romantic. He really does cherish those around him. I enjoy his character a lot, and I think he’ll be a fantastic father. Ellie is a lucky girl!

Kymber August 23, 2018 - 2:44 pm

Thank you so much 🙂 I know what you mean, I’m feeling very nostalgic about it all. I can’t believe how we’re halfway already.

I’m really sorry about Fletcher. In another dimension, he would have returned and they would have gotten back together. I’m thinking of doing a bonus post to show a peek of his life. We need to at least know how he turned out and if he’s happy.

I love what you said about Holden because that’s what I’ve tried to portray. Rosetta doesn’t really consider whether these people will be around for long or not. To Holden, he wants his family near.

Lila Remonn September 6, 2018 - 5:40 pm

Aww, this was such a lovely chapter! I like how Holden is now looking back at Fletcher with a peaceful eye, rather than staying mad or being hung up about it. Clearly, both of them have fully moved on now — Holden and Ellie are just the cutest couple! She looked beautiful in that dress, congratulations to the newlyweds!

Kymber September 7, 2018 - 11:02 am

Thank you so much, Lila 🙂 I’m glad you liked the chapter. I thought it would be good if Holden could look on his past fondly even though things went south. lol I’m glad you love Ellie and Holden together, too.

Simsophonique September 10, 2018 - 5:30 pm

Congratulations on the two married one !

Kymber September 12, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Thank you so much! 🙂

Simsophonique September 12, 2018 - 3:07 pm

You are welcome .


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