Monday, September 17, 2012

Baby 99: Adam, meet Luke


Thank you Christy Quinn, Christina Taylor, Addy McKnight, Kimari Muse, Caitlyn King, Nikki Raynor, and Emma Dunstan for adopting the kittens and letting my use your sims in my game!

Also, thank you Bex for letting me have Jayda Moon in my game.  I'm so glad Jayda (Bex's sim) and Jayda (Calista's daughter) could meet!

Another thank you to Chloe Moreau for letting me use her son in Calista's challenge.

And lastly, thank you readers, for reading!  

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Right after Jed was born, the kittens aged up into fluffy (and also not so fluffy) adult cats.  I texted my friends and told them that their cats were ready to be adopted.

Christy Quinn and Christina Taylor were the ones who responded saying that they could pick them up the next day and Caitlyn King responded telling me that she couldn't come to my house and could I drop the cat off at her house instead?  I replied yes.

That morning, I locked the other cats into one of the kids' rooms, leaving Specter, Trance, and Impression outside awaiting their adopters.

Christy and Christina came first.  Specter was a bit wary of Christina but quickly got used to her after a few sniffs.  Christy and Trance got along splendidly and he wanted nothing but to be held in her arms.

"Who's the cat for?"  Christy asked me as Impression hopped up onto the bench.  He seemed lonely not to have someone to hold him so I went over to him and scooped him up.

"Well, Caitlyn was supposed to pick him up but she wasn't able to make it due to personal issues.  So I'm going to go out and drop off Impression," I snuggle the cat in my arms, "at her house."

The women leave and I let the other cats out of the bedroom.  They seem to know that a few of their family members are gone and my house it filled with whining and meowing all night.

The next day, the kids age up and I become pregnant with the next challenge father.  Aiden is now a young adult and his love of cats has now spread to other animals so much so that he wishes to open up a pet rescue for domestic as well as exotic animals.

Ursellia is my book smart girl.  She still loves mythical creatures and always tries to read a fantasy book at least once a week.

Jayda is still my cute little girly girl of a daughter.  She loves wearing dresses and has taken an interest in dance.  In her free time, she enjoys playing with Adam in the backyard or reading with her sister.

Jed is a cutie!  He has his father's purple hair and yellowish eyes.  He's very fascinated by bugs.

The father this time around is Chloe Moreau's son, Robbie Moreau.

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I get a surprise visit from a challenge friend of mine, Jayda Moon, the mother of Zane Moon who was the father of Jayda, baby 97.

We talk a lot and catch up on each other's lives.  Jayda has a fun time meeting her grandmother.  She shows her the things she's been working on in dance class.

The next night, Adam texts me and sends me an email which means that whatever he has to say must be important.  I check the text first.  Check your email.  -AC

Of course.

I press the power button on my computer and while I wait for it to boot up, I go and eat some lovely dessert with my daughters.

Finally, the kids are in bed and I have the night to myself.  I open the email Adam sent me labeled: Urgent!  Please read ASAP!

Calista, I'm so glad you opened this email.  If you haven't read my text that I will be sending you shortly after writing this, it will just be telling you to check your email.

Anywho, I thought that since we haven't really seen each other much, I should probably ask you on another date.  I know, asking someone over the internet is not the greatest way to do it but I have to skedaddle soon and I'm typing this on my phone on my way to a horse convention in Appaloosa Plains. I'll be back by Sunday so will Monday work?

Text or email me back!

Missing you ~ Adam.

Oh my goodness, that man really knows how to get a girl.  My heart is bursting inside and my eyes are tearing up out of joy at his small email.  I reply in a text immediately after reading the email telling him that Monday works.

Ursellia helps me pick out a suitable outfit for my date.  My baby bump hasn't started to show yet so I can pretty much wear any outfit.  I decide on a cute little dress.  It's blue of course.

I meet Adam at his house and he leads me silently inside.

"Something wrong?" I ask cautiously.

"No," Adam starts to say.  "It's just that every time I see you, my confidence washes away.  I am utterly at loss whenever I see you.  Whether or not you find that attractive is up to you," he smiles.  "Oh, and I have a surprise for you.  It's upstairs."

"Another surprise?  Adam, you already gave me a cat," I say matter-of-factly.

"Oh no, this is a gift you can't get in a normal store.  Come, follow me."

We walk upstairs to his bedroom and he opens the door.

"Whoa!  What's this?"  I stare at the obtrusive object that's standing in the middle of the room.

"This, is a state of the art photobooth machine.  I won it at an auction a few months ago and it finally arrived.  I thought that since I don't have any pictures of you around the house yet, I might as well make a photobooth picture as our number one.

I take a peek inside.  "Wow, it's quite spacious.  Does it make a great room for cuddling in?"

"Let's see," Adam grins and we both walk into the photobooth.

For about an hour, we play around with the camera until we get the desirable looking pictures.  Adam grabs the print out and we both agree that those photos are the perfect photos to hang on his bedroom wall.

For dinner, Adam makes eggs Machiavellian.  We make small talk but mostly sit there in silence, enjoying each other's silent company.

I offer to help Adam put the dishes away despite his will.  A surprise grabs me around the waist as I walk towards the fridge and I nearly drop the dish.

"Forget about the dishes," Adam begs earnestly.  "I've been waiting for so long for, well... you know.  Calista, please, don't make me wait any longer."

I try to continue walking towards the refrigerator but Adam's strong grip and his lips on my ear don't help my case.  I give in and he spins me around to face him, so fast that the plate falls to the ground.

"The dish-" I start to say but his lips stop me.

"Don't worry, it's... shatter... proof," Adam says in between ragged breaths and I grab onto him as tightly as I can.

Somehow we make it upstairs without hurting ourselves on the metal railing of the stairs.  Adam pushes me softly against the wall and puts very light kisses all over my face.

"Should we... go a little further?"  He manages to ask.  His chest is heaving and it pushes against mine.  I can feel the strength of his heart beating against my own quickening beat.

His hands reaches near my thigh and I gasp, "Yes!"

"You... sure?"  He asks again.

He's so god damn polite.

Instead of replying verbally, I pull him closer to me with enough force for him to fall over.  He falls right onto me and right where I want him.

In a few short minutes, my clothes are off, yet he's still fully clothed.  My mind is whirling but then I realize that we probably shouldn't be doing this.  I'm pregnant with the next baby and I don't want what happened with Luke to happen with Adam.  I cannot have Adam's baby.  At least, not yet.

"Adam," I try to push him away.  His eyes burst open and he smiles at me.  "We can't do this.  My challenge."

Disappointment hits him like a rock and his grasp on me loosens.  "You sure?"

"Yes.  But don't be sad," I put my hand on his cheek.  "We can still fall asleep in each other's arms."

He smiles at the idea.  "It'll make the time I marry you so much better.  The anticipation is nearly killing me, but sleeping next to you is the second best thing."  He slips off his shirt and pants and has me in his arms once again.  His chest hair is smooth and it tickles my bare stomach.  I giggle and we hop into bed for some more kissing.

We fall asleep together for the first time.  I think he's asleep when I hear in my ear, "This has been the best night of my life.  Thank you."  Adam's lips kiss my hair and I snuggle up against his burning chest as he rests his arm lightly on my rib cage.  He gently rubs me skin with his thumb and pretty soon I'm asleep.

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I'm back at home and my pregnancy is going well, as always.  Once again, I seperate out the cats who are going to be adopted from the three that aren't.

Addy McKnight, Kimari Muse, and Paradise Knight come over to pick up their cats.  Unfortunately, this pick up time didn't work for Emma Dunstan so after the other women leave, I will drop off Mirage at Emma's house.

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I'm at Adam's house again and Jed is playing on the floor with Kadie, Adam's dog.

"So, you're on baby 99 now.  That's extremely impressive," Adam says, as he sits down next to me.

"I just can't believe how far I've gotten.  Especially how much I've accomplished.  I mean, in the beginning of the challenge, I never thought I'd finish.  It seemed like an unattainable wish."

"And now we're here," Adam turns his head and smiles warmly at me.  His arm makes its way over my shoulder and his hand plays with a lock of my hair.  I snuggle in closer.

All of a sudden, we hear a knock at the door.

"I'll get it," Adam declares on his way to the door.

I hear a familiar voice speak as the front door opens.  "Hello, sir.  I'm working on my community service hours.  Do you need any help with your lawn or anything?"

"Um, I think I'm good.  Thanks for asking.  The guy next door might need some help though."

"Thank you, sir.  Have a nice day."

Adam is about to shut the door when I appear by his side.  "Luke?"

"Calista!"  Luke exclaims turning around and equally surprised.

"You're out of jail now?"

"Yeah, I don't know if you heard but I was released as long as I work on fulfilling my community service hours."

"Well, I'm glad you're doing... better."

"Yeah, it's not too fun but it's better than sitting in jail and hearing people complain about their lives.  Plus, I think the community service stuff is doing well.  Anyway, I should be going now."

"Okay... bye."  Our eyes meet one last time before Adam closes the door.

"Well that was, er, interesting," he sighs, turning towards me.

"Yes, it was," I pause, "You do know who he is, right?"

"Yes, your old boyfriend.  How could I forget the article?"  Adam smirks.

I laugh.  "Of course, that thing."

"So, time for dinner?"

"Dinner it is," I smile back at him.

Later, I'm about to leave when my water breaks.  Adam, having never witnessed a birth, freaks out but I quickly calm him down and tell him not to worry.

In no time, Winston Robin Smith is born.  My heart skips a beat when I realize that I only have one more baby to go.

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Aiden marries Robin Furlough, a young woman he met at a dog show.

They're both animal people, Aiden wants to open his animal rescue and Robin is working at becoming a veterinarian, so they both agree not to have kids.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Baby 98: So much cat hair!


All of the kittens have been adopted!

Impression (M) - Caitlyn King (Catiebear)
Trance (M) - Christy Quinn
Reverie (M) - Nikki Raynor (Shannae Deverson)
Mirage (M) - Emma
Specter (M) - Christina Taylor
Imagine (F) - Laura Sims
Fantasy (F) - Addy McKnight

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As always, the children are growing up fast.  Soon after the birth of baby Jayda, the triplets age into bright young adults and move out.  Genevieve is going to Lucky Palms to study sociology, Yasmyna is got a scholarship to an engineering school in Barnacle Bay, and Quentin is working at becoming a pediatrician.

Aiden is now entering his teen years.  He is a bit tentative at going to high school because of his unique looks but he's strong and I know that he can achieve his goals without being teased.  He seemed to have no trouble in elementary and junior high school so high school shouldn't be any different.  He also shares me intense interest in cats and wants to become a veterinarian.

Ursellia is fascinated by mythical creatures and loves reading fantasies.  She loves dressing up but doesn't mind getting down and dirty every once in a while.

Jayda is my total girly girl.  She'd wear dresses and tiaras every day if she could, but of course, that would be difficult because she enjoys playing on the playground with her sister and that's pretty messy.  She is absolutely adorable with my blue eyes and her father's bright red hair.

The next father is the son of one of my good friends, Becks Best.  Her son's name is Cole and I'd be so happy for the next baby to get his purple hair or perhaps his beautiful, bright yellow eyes.

"I'll take care of the cats while you have your girl's day out," Aiden announces one Saturday morning.  He bends down and says to Aquamarine, "You, me, and the other cats are going to have so much fun.  I know you want a treat, don't you?  Just wait here and I'll get you one."  Aiden leaves the room just as I do.  I walk into the master bathroom to find the girls already ready for our makeovers.

"I want my nails painted!"  Jayda claps excited.

Ursellia nods her head in agreement and adds, "I want my toes painted!"

"Okay, girls, pick your color," I tell them as I pull the box of nail polish out of the drawer.

"What are you going to do mommy?" Jayda asks.

"Hmmm, I think I'll pick blue.  It is my favorite color, you know," I grin.

"That's mine too!"  Ursellia pipes in.

After ten minutes, both girls have their toenails and fingernails done when I hear Aiden call for me.

"Mom!  I didn't know.  I didn't mean to.  She just... she just...," he sniffles as I run out into the foyer.

"Sweetie, what's wrong?  What are you talking about?"  Panic builds up inside of me and my heart rushes.  I'm expecting the very worst.

"Aquamarine went to take a nap while I was getting the treats and she didn't come when I called her so I when I found her asleep I tried to wake her up and she wouldn't wake up.  She's dead!"  He blurts out and more tears flow down his cheeks.

"Oh my god, darling I'm sorry you had to witness that," I console him.  We hold each other in embrace and the girls come in.

"What's wrong mom?  Why is everyone crying?"  Ursellia asks.  I pull her and Jayda into our circle of embrace and just squeeze them tightly.

After explaining what happened to Aquamarine, we bring her to the creamators the next day and set her ashes onto the shelf to be with the others.

A few weeks after Aquamarine passed, her husband, Brite, also went to kitty heaven.  He did seem a little different after he realized she was gone so perhaps he decided it was time to go up with her too.  I tell Adam about it in a chat that night and confirm his visit to my house tomorrow.

Sexypurple:  Could I come over in a few days?  Something... something came up.

I tell him it's no problem and refrain the urge to ask him what it was that "came up."  We say good-bye and it seems to take forever for the next few days to pass.

Finally, it's Friday and I hear the honk of the taxi, which immediately causes me to put down what I'm doing and run to the door.  I see Adam walking up the deck and I open the door to let him in.

"Adam!  So nice to see you!"  I greet cheerfully.  "What's this?"  I ask, as my gaze drifts from his eyes to his arms.
"Well, you and the kids seemed quite down after the death of your two cats so I decided that the line of cats needed to continue and perhaps this pretty lady could cheer you up."

"Oh Adam, she's gorgeous!  Where did you get her?  Is she the reason you couldn't come on Monday?"

Adam nods, "One of the people looking at my house asked me if I'd like her and I said no at first, but after I chatted with you, I was able to contact the people and pick up this lovely girl the next day.  Her name is Dream."

"Dream!  What a wonderful name for such a beautiful cat.  Can I hold her?"  I take Dream from Adam's arms and right as she lands in my arms, her motor starts to purr.

"She's so friendly and soft.  Jayda, look at the new kitty Adam brought over.  We're going to adopt her.  Her name is Dream," I say to Jayda, as she crawls into the foyer.

"Kitty!"  She squeals.  Then she walks over to Adam and asks to be held.

Adam picks her up and we walk to the living room where we chat and catch up.  As we're chatting, I notice how good of a father-figure Adam makes.  He's attentive to Jayda and even bounces her on his lap.  If I didn't know better, I would have thought she was his very own daughter.  Adam stays for dinner but leaves soon afterward, much to his and my dismay.  He has a conference to go to tomorrow morning.  

Sunny takes quite an interest in the new female in the household. He's decided to go with the "be annoying and perhaps she'll find me attractive" technique.

Meanwhile, my pregnancy is going well, as always. My doctor is amazed that I never have issues commonly associated with pregnancies and I'm very grateful for that. Because I am pregnant, I cannot practice my Sim Fu, but Aiden takes an interest in it and I am eager to teach him.

Believe it or not, Dream gives birth to eight rambunctious kittens, each unique in their own way. The first is Impression. He seems to be very interested in music and is always found in the kids' room or the music room. He especially loves to fall asleep to the sounds of the classical radio station.

Trance is the next kitten to be born.  He has an odd interest in plants.  The even more interesting thing about it is that he doesn't chew them like most cats.  Instead, he loves to just rub his face on them and will sometimes try to play with them.  His favorite plant is the little potted one on the coffee table.

Chimera is the third kitten to be born.  She has a sweet and very laid back personality.  She will also purr in response to human touch and loves to be held.  She's definitely a lap kitty.

The fourth is Reverie.  He's quite a vain cat and is fascinated by his reflection in mirrors, water, and shiny objects.
Mirage is the fifth kitten.  He enjoys being a giant and his favorite past time is hanging out with Jayda in her doll house.  She's the care taker of the house and he's the giant monster who crushes the furniture in his furry little paws.

Specter is the sixth kitten.  He's likes to hang out in small crevices and jump out at people.  It sounds like a terrible habit but he's never too rough about it.  

Imagine the seventh kitten born.  She loves clothing and will curl up in the clothes basket.  It's cute but also a bit dangerous.  We found out the hard way when I almost threw her into the washing machine.

The last kitten is Fantasy.  She enjoys hanging outside and will do anything to escape into the backyard.

Sunny and Dream make great parents, most of the time.  Sometimes Sunny will get a bit distracted and hog all of the kittens' toys.  Neon acts as a very good grandfather and will supervise the playtime.  

Pretty soon, my water break and baby 98 is born.

The Smith family introduces Jed Beckett Smith into the household.  He's a lovely 8 lb. 2 oz. bundle of joy.

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Genevieve is the only one of the triplets to get married.  She marries Damon Canary.

Together, they have one son named Deacon.  He has his grandfather's awesome blue-green hair.

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Firstly, a thank you to Becks Best for letting me have her son in Calista's challenge.  ^_^

Secondly, there are kittens to be adopted!!  Remember, if you'd already adopt one, please don't request one, we want to be fair over here.

Okay, if you'd like a kitten, Chimera will not be available but the other seven will be.  Let me know in the comments below which kitty you'd like.  First come first serve.  Good luck and "may the odds be ever in your favor."  ;)

Kittens available for adoption:
Impression, Trance, Reverie, Mirage, Specter, Imagine, and Fantasy.

Note, if the kittens aren't adopt by next friday (September 14), I will allow previous adoptees to adopt a cat (every cat needs a loving home).