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Chapter 9.6

Chapter 9.6 – The Bloody End

Tremayne decided to open up this chapter, since he had not been mentioned in the previous one.

tremaynefixingTo be fair, he was pretty much a household slave who had been forced to repair electronics over the past several generations. And also bathe their pets, since no one else bothered.

tremaynewashingBecause of this, Tremayne found himself shorting out regularly, just to avoid having any further involvement with this legacy.

shortingoutAs for Chilli, he was still as frustrated about his sexuality than ever.

gayloveHe buried himself into his hobbies to repress his feelings.


chillisculptingBasil and Tia tried to encourage their son to come out the closet on several occasions. They even attempted to lure the gay out of him by blasting out Madonna and Lady Gaga songs on the karaoke machine. Sadly, this did not work.

singasongBasil blamed Cari. She was as needy as ever, and growing more suspicious that Chilli was not all that into her. She even confided in Maple one New Year’s Eve, who quite frankly found the whole situation hilarious.

carimoaning‘At least I didn’t pin my hopes and dreams on a sausage jockey,’ Maple blissfully thought as she reflected on her bad life choices.

maplenotgivingafuckRealising Maple had stopped listening to her almost an hour ago, Cari decided to go and take matters into her own hands. Eventually, she found Chilli in the dining room chatting to Tia and two other Baileys.


partytalk‘Oh, fuck me sideways,’ Tia sighed when she saw Cari glaring at her. Chilli desperately tried to hide behind his mum as Cari came marching over to them.fuckyoucari‘Godammit, Cari! Take the hint!’ Basil said.
But Cari refused to listen and made Chilli dance with her and kiss her all night.   takethehintSoon, things got too much for Chilli. The poor guy just wanted to be with someone who understood him.raarHe always felt relaxed and at ease whenever he was with Sonny. After all, Sonny knew about his fetish for cutting bodies up.lovesonnyAlthough, after the time Sonny had encouraged him to murder and feast on a homeless sim the local park, Chilli started to suspect that Sonny may actually be a vampire. Or a cannibal.nomnomhumansDeciding to fuel his curiosity, he outright asked Sonny if he was a vampire.areyouavamp‘Haha, err, what made you think that?’ Sonny asked, his eyes glowing brighter than usual, and his fangs partly exposed.errwtf‘Ya kinda like flesh and blood,’ Chilli explained. ‘A lot.’fleshaddict‘Oh, no, I’m just a cannibal,’ Sonny replied. ‘Definitely not a vampire.’liesSatisfied with his explanation, Chilli suggested they should go scouting for more homeless people.
‘Fucking idiot,’ Sonny sighed under his breath.StupidboyThat day, they had their fill of homeless sims until Sonny got a stomach ache, and Chilli threw up.stomachache

puketimeSoon, it was time for Chilli to celebrate his eighteenth birthday. Being their only child, Basil and Tia splashed out for his party. The millions they owned was hardly going to be needed for any future generations after all.bigpartyThey even hired a DJ, who had a crush on Tremayne.DjloveAnd a magician, who accidentally on purpose fried Tremayne’s circuit board because she was jealous of this.jealousSurprisingly, no one dramatically died during this special celebration, although Cari did turn up, despite Chilli not inviting her.heycarigoawaySonny was there though, so Chilli did not really care about Cari’s existence in general. excitedchilli

Making a wish, probably involving bending Sonny over the buffet table, Chilli blew out his candles in almost one attempt.makeawishMoments later, he transformed into a very dishy young man.wellhellothereHe definitely had potential to become one of the top five attractive males in this legacy, but first he would have to sort out his hair and clothing, and his life in general.changethoseclothesSometime later, he managed to sort out the first two things.
‘Move aside, Fudge Bailey. A new type of awesome has been born.’sexychilli‘Puuuurlease, you’ve got nothing on me, boy.’fudgesass‘Wait, is this the end?’ Ricky asked. ‘Are we free to leave now?’yesrickyIndeed, the legacy had come to an end. Well, at least the main chapters. What a ride it’s been! ¬†I’m going to wrap things up with two more bonus chapters from Chilli’s POV. These will basically be his university chapters, although he’s not going off to university. After that, I’ll do an epilogue type chapter.

I’m off travelling for a few months from today, so all these bonus chapters will be posted up on my return (probably in about 3-4 months time). Please subscribe if you haven’t already, and stay tuned for those ūüôā


Chapter 9.5

Chapter 9.5 Don’t fear the Repo Man

‘So, who thought this legacy had been abandoned like a puppy on boxing day?’ One of the graduation gnomes asked at the latest gnome committee meeting.gnomemeeting
But now things were back on track. Chilli has grown up to be a good looking teenager with a slightly lopsided face. Probably the side-effects of the poison Tia had been feeding him over the years.
Fortunately, surgery rectified that issue.fixed
Chilli often spent time in the hobby room with a chainsaw. Chillichainsaw
For ‘sculpting’ obviously. Nothing to do with the students that seemed to keep disappearing from his school.Totallynotmurderingthem
Somehow he had ended up with a girlfriend as well. Cari Ferris. Her face was a bit pudgy, but overall she was ok looking. closeup
Basil thought he could do a lot better though.
‘Not gonna lie, son, but she is a bit of a butterface.’
Fortunately, Chilli had no romantic interest in her whatsoever. Or any other girls in general. Cari just had a high tolerance to rohypnol. When she had awoken in his arms whilst he was carrying her upstairs to the hobby room, she had naturally assumed he was taking her up to his room for sexy fun time.
Ever since that day, she had become completely smitten with him.
touchchilli‘Promise you’ll never leave me,’ she would say as she clung onto him for dear life.
‘I’ll be with you until your dying breath,’ Chilli replied, chillingly.hegonnamurderyou
As for Basil and Tia, they were doing alright. They were still married and committed to one another.
‘We can look just as cute as our son and his girlfriend!’ Tia exclaimed as she attempted to replicate the above screenshot with her hubby.copycats
They were still annoyed at Maple for dying during their wedding, so were constantly thrusting their wedding photos at anyone who dared visit their household, such as the picture below.
One evening, Basil was chilling on the bed, waiting for Tia to join him for a bit adult action, when a sinister looking stranger strolled into the room.basilandrepo
‘Honey, when you said you wanted to spice up our marriage, this isn’t what I was expecting!’ Basil called to Tia, who was taking a poo in their en-suite.Poo
It turned out the guy was just the Repo Man and he proceeded to quite rightly take some of their belongings, since they had neglected to pay their bills, despite they could easily afford them. Naturally, he decided to be a dick and announced he would be taking their toilet.
‘If you must,’ Tia sighed, hopping off the porcelin throne.
‘Ugh, on retrospect, you can keep it…’
Bongo then made an entrance, curious as to what all the ruckus was about.
‘Imma steal your dog,’ the repoman, called, say, Ian, decided.
After Bongo had horrifically heroically torn out Ian’s throat, Chilli eagerly assisted with destroying the rest of the evidence.cleanup
A few weeks later, once they had evaded various police investigations, the Baileys threw a party. The reason for this party is long forgotten since it has been two or more years since these screenshots were taken. Maybe it was someone’s birthday, or maybe Ricky had finally come out of the closet. Who knows.
RickeeehTia was asked not to prepare the food, following their last party where she had served up “invisible cheese platters”. ¬†Orion and Kraig had not approved of this.
Fortunately, Fudge turned up and rectified the food situation that day. He had finally graduated to being super-awesome so it seemed.
Ricky also helped out.
‘I’m helping!’
rickyfeltleftout1Anyways, it turned out that this party was to actually celebrate Christmas. Cari, being a bit of a gold-digger, was excited to see what Chilli had bought her.
Opening the present
In hindsight, perhaps buying her a knife shaped vibrator was not the best of moves. wtfisthis
Still, Chilli was displeased when she dragged him off into the kitchen for a stern word. He pondered taking her upstairs to the hobby room, but decided against it when he realised she would probably just assume he wanted to have sex with her.nosexplease
Fortunately, Chilli’s best friend, Sonny Reeder, was at the party, so things were not too miserable. Sonny was his best friend at school, a dishy young chap with a lovely bone structure. His pale complexion and bright yellow eyes were what jumped out the most, as well as the strange tattoo on his neck. Some people thought he was a vampire, but that was a silly accusation since vampires did not exist.watchthisspace
I mean, in a world of aliens, ghosts and Maple, it seemed like a really stupid concept.toomuchgoingon
Orion accused Sonny of being a tri-hard, a comment which did not go down too well giving the Baileys liking for Stephanie Myers. twilight fans
As Basil stood by the window to try and calm down, he looked over at Chilli, then at Sonny, before turning his attention back to Chilli.sulking
Suddenly, everything clicked into place. Waitasec
This young chap was the true object of Chilli’s affections. Cari was just a cleverly disguised beard.prettyvamp
Secretly, Basil had always wanted a gay son, especially one with a vampire fetish, so he decided to fully support what was to come.
Basil drank heavily that night. He was too drunk to make it upstairs to bed, so he ended up camping in a sleeping bag on the kitchen floor, because, screw using the sofas in the living room. kitchenkip
He awoke with a start at around 7am.
‘Bongo, go get Tia!’ Basil screamed when he realised he was somehow infused with the fibres of the sleeping bag.
All in all, it was a pretty standard Bailey party.

Chapter 9.4

Chapter 9.4 Worst Wedding Ever

The years went by quickly. ¬†Soon Basil was celebrating some sort of landmark birthday.Screenshot-13920Knowing that there would be cake, Orion and Rolo turned up to celebrate. ¬†Screenshot-13929Their family also tagged along. ¬†Here is a snapshot of Orion’s son, Kraig. ¬†Yes, Orion and Melanie were too cool to name him ‘Craig’. ¬†Screenshot-13952Rolo also had a son, who quite honestly looked a bit gawky. ¬†His name was Irwin though, so what did you expect?Screenshot-13931Chilli enjoyed missing with him, having a sense of humour and all. ¬†¬†Screenshot-13932Oh yes, Chilli had grown up into a cute kid. ¬†No doubt he had inherited the best genetics from his parents. ¬†Would he turn into a good looking teenager? ¬†Only time would tell.Screenshot-13873He also loved baking muffins.Screenshot-13844And he was into painting random things with neon paint.Screenshot-13864They were not the most masculine of activities, but Chilli enjoyed them so that was all that mattered.¬† ¬† ¬†Screenshot-13862Despite he thought he son was rather awesome, Basil secretly enjoyed spending time with Bongo more than hanging out with Chilli.Screenshot-13867His career as a thief meant that the police often sniffed around his house, so¬†having a big dog meant that they kept their distance from the house, scared they would get their faces gnawed off.¬†¬†Screenshot-13870‘Hey, isn’t it about time we got married?’ Tia asked one night, realising that this was Chapter 9.4.

‘I suppose it is,’ Basil agreed, happy to jump at any¬†opportunity where he could¬†dress up like a dapper old penguin.Screenshot-13883And so, a few weeks later, Tia donned her wedding gown¬†– which Basil had stolen from Kate Middleton- and looked forward to finally becoming a Bailey.Screenshot-14005Outside, Rolo thought it would be hilarious to throw a water balloon at Basil’s freshly ironed wedding suit.¬†¬†Screenshot-14013For a moment, it looked like Basil wanted to punch Rolo in the face, but then he started to laugh hysterically. ¬†Naturally this freaked Rolo out a bit¬†since he was certain he had crossed the line with his butch little brother.Screenshot-14015‘Oh you, always the prankster,’ Basil chuckled. ¬†Rolo started to laugh along, cautiously at first. ¬† ¬†Screenshot-14014‘Haha, yeah, that’s me,’ Rolo chortled along, ‘Say, how about we…’

‘Haha… Get out of my house,’ Basil said bluntly.¬†Screenshot-14016Meanwhile, by the buffet table, Maple stood around bored out of her mind. ¬†For once she was not in the limelight, and she had no husband or man in general to make out with to pass the time.Screenshot-14031She pondered what she could do to liven things up and become the center of attention.¬†Screenshot-14032‘I suppose there’s one thing,’ Maple muttered out loud. ¬†¬†Screenshot-14033Screenshot-14035¬†¬†¬†¬†Screenshot-14038‘Yep, this will work nicely.’Screenshot-14051‘Really?! ¬†It wasn’t even your time,’ The Grim Reaper said. ‘How did you even… You know what, I don’t actually care.’ ¬†Screenshot-14062Tia desperately tried to win back the attention of their wedding guests so she could, you know, actually get married to Basil, however, her attempt was in vain sadly.Screenshot-14068‘So, Maple, any last words or requests?’ Old Grimmy asked. ¬†¬† ¬†¬†Screenshot-14071‘Well, now that you mention it…’Screenshot-14067THREE HOURS LATER

‘Ok, I’m bored now.’Screenshot-14075¬†Screenshot-14074¬†¬†Screenshot-14076And so, Maple was whisked away into her resting place, and the wedding was pretty much over before it had even started.Screenshot-14077‘Only your Grandmother¬†would go to the extremes of dying at a wedding to become the star attraction,’ Tia sighed to Chilli once the commotion had died down.Screenshot-14089‘Indeed.¬†Well done for ruining the day, Maple,’ the Graduation Gnome¬†said, giving her selfish actions a solid thumbs up. ¬†¬† ¬†Screenshot-14092‘I’m sure your wedding would have just been generic and boring,’ Chilli replied as he munched on his chilli con carne. ¬†Screenshot-14088Tia made a mental note to poison his pack lunch on Monday.Screenshot-14086

Chapter 9.3

Chapter 9.3¬†It’s a bit Chilli

Sometime in December, Tia and Basil became parents to a typically tanned Bailey baby.Screenshot-13514The story behind his birth was one rather amusing tale.  Tia had been repairing the bathtub, which Tremayne had broken in a fit of rage after one of his favourite X-Factor contestants had been voted off during the semi-final.Screenshot-13477Ten minutes into tightening up the taps, Tia felt a sharp twinge in her stomach, which caused her to spring to her feet.Screenshot-13488At first she thought she had picked up food poisoning from the leftover pancakes she had licked off a plate that morning, but after a few more minutes, it became apparent this was a very different sort of pain and she started to cry for help.Screenshot-13483Fortunately, Basil heard the commotion from downstairs and rushed up to see what the problem was.

‘Oh my Rod!’ He exclaimed.Screenshot-13493‘Look at all this mess! ¬†I knew we should have got an actual mechanic to come in and…’Screenshot-13491‘Say another word and you die.’Screenshot-13489Chilli was born a delightful twenty-six hours later. ¬†They actually did not intend to name him that. Tia had planned to call him Ash, but unfortunately Basil thought the nurse was asking him what the weather was like outside when she was filling out the birth certificate.Screenshot-13512Still, Chilli was a delightful baby, and Basil was a very smitten father.Screenshot-13574Screenshot-13576Unfortunately,¬†Maple, who had started to develop arthritis and goodness knows what else, was not very good when it came to holding¬†Chilli.Screenshot-13593No matter what she did, she could not quite grasp¬†the concept of holding him correctly.¬†Screenshot-13592‘Oh bother!’ She would¬†sigh¬†whenever she dropped him. ¬†With her still about, it was a miracle he lived beyond the age of two.Screenshot-13594Since it was Christmas time and all, the Baileys decided to throw a party. ¬†Almond and Pistachio even turned up with food, which meant no would have to bother cooking for the next several days.Screenshot-13549It also turned out that¬†Rolo and Niki were expecting their own bundle of joy. ¬†For some reason they had not bothered telling the rest of the family, despite they only lived next door, which also showed how often they saw them. ¬†¬†Screenshot-13554Speaking of rarely seeing people (or robots),¬†Tremayne’s love interest for the past few hundred decades, Dawn, also made an appearance to this party.Screenshot-13558He was desperate to talk to her.Screenshot-13556Sadly, even with Orion’s support,¬†he¬†lacked the confidence to approach her, especially when he heard she was dating yet another elderly rich man, thus he remained sad and lonely for the foreseeable future.¬†¬†Screenshot-13557In time, Chilli grew up to be a cute toddler, a luxury that still currently went unknown in the Sims 4.Screenshot-13682Tia was a fantastic¬†mother, and even had the genius idea of potty training Chilli outdoors, where the smell would not cause anyone to throw up slightly in their mouths.Screenshot-13685Screenshot-13687Basil also doted on his baby boy, who was practically his clone.Screenshot-13631‘Goodnight Son. ¬†Daddy’s got to go out to work and con people.’Screenshot-13632He¬†still also found the time to dote on Bongo, who had grown up from this…Screenshot-13211…into an awesome big dog. ¬†¬†¬†Screenshot-13675‘If you break into our house, I will eat you.’ Bongo warned.Screenshot-13677


Chapter 9.1

Chapter 9.1 – Suck it up

Basil and Tia settled quickly into the next generation. ¬†This had nothing to do with the fact their creator¬†wanted to get the legacy completed as soon as possible.Screenshot-13146Orion had moved out after proposing to Melanie and ensured they ended up in a house on the far side of town so that they could escape from the insanity of the Baileys.Screenshot-12728Shortly after, Rolo and Niki got engaged and had moved out, only to just move into the massive house next door, where Hershey, Twix’s brother, had once lived.Screenshot-13174Oh, and speaking of Twix, he had died soon after Rolo had gone off to University. ¬†The Grim Reaper had offered him lots of cake and science related things¬†in exchange for his physical body and organs. ¬†Naturally it was an offer he couldn’t pass up.Screenshot-11718On the bright side, soon after graduating for Uni, Basil decided to adopt a cute little puppy whom they named Bongo since the Baileys were quite keen on the tropical drink called Um Bongo, which had the most catchiest advert in all of existence.Screenshot-13277Unlike the previous dog owners in this legacy, Basil actually interacted with Bongo on a regular basis. ¬†This kept them both amused for hours, much to Tia’s relief.Screenshot-13216Maple was still alive and kicking. ¬†Bored of being a famous director, she attempted to forge a singing career.Screenshot-13159Sadly, her singing was as bad as her rapping, and Cory¬†made his opinion on this matter very clear.Screenshot-13163‘You suck!’Screenshot-13161As for¬†Tremayne, the ever neglected¬†running joke of the legacy, he tried to prove himself¬†useful by becoming Tia’s personal trainer. ¬†It did make sense since she was eager to become an astronaut, just like he had been for the last few hundred years. ¬†Screenshot-13165‘This weight is too heavy!’ Tia screamed as her muscles started to break and snap under the strain of the iron.¬†It was clear that Tremayne still did not understand that humans were unable to lift as much as a robot.Screenshot-13166‘Suck it up, Princess!’ Tremayne replied, before upping the kilograms once more. ¬†¬†Screenshot-13167Once Tia had recovered from her horrific injuries, Basil decided to take her out for a lovely romantic meal, partly in the hope he would get some woohoo later on, but mainly to help with speeding the final generation on slightly.Screenshot-13217And so, after their delicious noms, they danced randomly on the rooftop terrace to some fancy 1950s music.Screenshot-13230When Basil suddenly dropped to one knee, Tia was concerned thinking he had sprained his leg whilst they had been doing ‘the twist’.Screenshot-13234Basil then whipped it out. ¬†Then, he tugged a jewelry box out from his pocket¬†¬†and flicked it open.Screenshot-13253‘Let’s get married and make a beautiful child. ¬†Perhaps not quite in that order since¬†winter is coming and we don’t want to copy my mum by having a winter wedding!’Screenshot-13256‘Yey!’ Was all Tia could say, overwhelmed at the prospect of marrying into an ultra rich family.¬† Not that she was a gold digger or anything…Screenshot-13255Thus, Basil fixed the ring onto Tia’s finger so she could never remove it, or leave him against his will.Screenshot-13260‘So shiny!’Screenshot-13268And, like with all the other previous proposals¬†over the last several generations, the couple fell into a warm and loving embrace, relishing the last few moments where they would not want to kill each other.Screenshot-13270Screenshot-13272

Result Time ‚Äď Generation 9

Result Time ‚Äď Generation 9

Thanks to all those that took the time to vote!  The results are in, and I am pleased to reveal that your King and Queen for the final generation will be Basil and Tia!

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Basil Bailey and Tia Aquino Voting Pic

This will commence in the next week or two, so please stay tuned ūüôā

Razzle Basil (Part 2)

Razzle Basil (Part 2)

Up until my final year at University, I had never been in a fight in my entire life.Screenshot-12975It’s amazing how quickly that can change, particularly when a guy tries to hit on your girlfriend. Old Scott wasn’t expecting me to confront him inside the Student Union. ¬†I suppose that’s why he almost wet himself.Screenshot-12977‘You didn’t have to do it,’ Tia sighed as she messily chewed on her spag bol. ‘I handled myself pretty well when he tried to chat me up.’Screenshot-13097I almost choked on my own plate of food (thankfully I had just swallowed the final mouthful).

‘Tia, the creep tried to grope you!’Screenshot-13093‘You’re not worth the effort,’ Scott had said, when I had requested he fight me then and there. ‘Tia deserves a better man, you know?’Screenshot-12988As he turned his back on me,¬†I saw red. ¬†The next I knew, I was grappling with him, trying my hardest to place my hands around his stupid neck. ¬†He fought back, hard.Screenshot-12979He made a valiant effort to defend himself, until my knee drove heavily into his lower back. ¬†There was a sharp cracking sound, followed by a howl of pain.Screenshot-12984Whatever I had caused him,¬†I hoped it had inflicted some lasting damage.Screenshot-12983‘I don’t like it when you’re aggressive, even if its just to protect me,’ Tia revealed. ¬†I arched my eyebrows in confusion.

‘Then how do you suggest I fight off the men who try and touch you up?’ I asked.Screenshot-13096‘You don’t need to. ¬†I had already dealt with him with a swift kick to the meat and two veg.’Screenshot-13098Naturally, we threw a rocking masquerade party to celebrate that revelation.Screenshot-13039In all honesty, despite I was obviously amazed that Tia was a kickass young lady, I was secretly impressed that I had got away with almost breaking someone’s back. ¬†I would have assumed that kind of behaviour could have got me kicked out of University, or worse, thrown in jail. ¬†It made me think that I could perhaps get away with a bit more than that in the future.Screenshot-13032Our final results came around quicker than I anticipated.Screenshot-13107I ended up scraping my way through with a 2:1.Screenshot-13110Tia was surprised she had achieved a 2:2, despite she had flunked her final few assignments (it turned out that a Technology degree is hard as balls).Screenshot-13112She was so eager to receive her diploma that she forgot to wear her cap and gown on the big day.¬†Screenshot-13123I was polite enough to lend her my gown when she inevitably became cold.Screenshot-13131‘Where do we go from here?’ Tia asked later that day, when we were sitting in the snow, freezing our arses off.Screenshot-13099‘Well…’¬†I slid closer to her side. ¬†I tilted my head up to the sky, her eyes following suit.

‘The world is ours to do as we please. ¬†Let’s make a difference.’Screenshot-13100And also see what other crimes we can get away with…¬†¬†My thoughts whispered.





Razzle Basil (Part 1)

Razzle Basil (Part 1)

Growing up, I always felt like the fat dorky little brother who couldn’t do anything right. ¬†My older brothers, Rolo and Orion, were both so cool and awesome. ¬†Rolo was a talented musician and Orion was literally a walking encyclopedia, not to mention he was part fricking alien! ¬†As for me, I could barely mix a simple drink after weeks¬†of practicing.¬†¬†Screenshot-12639Flash forward a few years later.Screenshot-12769Yeah, I blossomed, so to speak, particularly after discovering we had a gym at home.Screenshot-12707Some of it was down to genetics as well. ¬†My¬†birth¬†father hadn’t been a bad looking guy, even in his elder years; it was a shame he died shortly after my seventeenth birthday.Screenshot-11656Tia, my girlfriend since high school, was still with me for some reason. ¬†She was beautiful, but modest about it, preferring others to judge her based on her personality and talents.Screenshot-12833She was a naturally great mixologist, but had ambitions to join the army after graduating from University.Screenshot-13036Oh yeah, University, I almost forgot. ¬†Like Rolo and Niki, we decided to go to the same University and be the lovey-dovey couple everyone hates.Screenshot-12839I chose to study business. ¬†It seemed like a more secure qualification than studying Communications or something.I was a natural born leader, so it seemed. ¬†Or bullshitter maybe. ¬†Whatever it was, people always seemed to hang on my every last word.Screenshot-13018I was simply just a smart Alec. ¬†Screenshot-13017The lecturers weren’t as convinced. ¬†One in particular used to pick on me relentlessly, often stating I knew no better when I tried to pull him up on something he had literally just pulled out from his arse.Screenshot-12870Screenshot-12869I tried my hardest not to get up and punch him by reassuring myself that he would be dead before long.¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Screenshot-12871‘You don’t think I’m being sensitive, do you? ¬†I mean, Professor Greenwood is known for being a bit of a dick, right?’Screenshot-13026‘You want my honest opinion?’ Tia asked. ¬†I nodded, desperate for a true answer.Screenshot-13027‘Ok then… You can be a bit obnoxious at times. ¬†You should let other people express their¬†ideas once in a while. ¬†You’ll probably find that’s the reason why Professor Greenwood is being a dick¬†to you.’¬†Screenshot-13025Admittedly, I didn’t take Tia’s¬†honesty as well as I should have. ¬†I promptly discarded my fork and left the meal she had cooked me sitting on the table as I stormed off, muttering that I was no longer hungry.Screenshot-13028Although we slept side by side that night, we didn’t speak a word to each other like we usually did. ¬†The following morning, we ended up in the study room together, once again in a heavy silence. ¬†¬†¬†Screenshot-13014Instead of coming up with a flawless business strategy for a candy store,¬†I was mostly wondering how I could make things up to her.Screenshot-13013Tia¬†had only been looking out for me after all and I had rudely shunned her for it.Screenshot-13012That evening, I made the most romantic gesture I could think of; ordering pizza. ¬†What sort of girl could turn away pizza? Certainly not the lovely Tia.Screenshot-12931‘Does this make up for me being a jerk now?’Screenshot-12929‘Hmm,’ Tia mused, ‘Almost.’¬†Screenshot-12930So, after that,¬†we ended up at the Loading Bar and played video games to goodness knows what hour.Screenshot-12921And then, to round up the evening, I made her feel special… Screenshot-13065…If you know what I mean.Screenshot-13064I think she forgave me after all that, which was just as well because I didn’t honestly know what I would do if she wasn’t by my side.Screenshot-13011

Roly Poly (Part 2)

Roly Poly (Part 2)

Throughout Uni, Niki and I remained as strong as ever.Screenshot-12257 We often got scolded at by our roommates for frolicking about in the bathroom. Screenshot-12254Orion was one of these people, that was until¬†he suddenly¬†gained an interest in his physical fitness after he had struggled to unscrew a jar of pickles one evening (Niki had to assist him). ¬†After that he was always either in the gym, or at the Student Union studying.Screenshot-12252After my experience with Elvis, I had distanced myself from making any real friends.¬†Niki had become good friends with Tiffany, a sweet, but sometimes air-headed girl from her course. ¬†She was a pro when it came to pulling off the duck face. ¬†Orion and I quickly warmed to her. ¬†Screenshot-12273Before long, the four of us started hanging out together to eat or study in the brightly coloured dorm kitchen. ¬†Screenshot-12331‘What are you cooking for us tomorrow, Rolo?’ Tiffany asked, cradling a greasy slice of leftover pizza in her hand. ¬†We had a cooking arrangement, which pretty much no one ever stuck to, apart from me and Orion.Screenshot-12338‘I’m not sure Tiff, perhaps you should consider cooking us up something for once,’ I half-joked.Screenshot-12336‘I don’t think that’s a good idea,’¬†Orion¬†promptly¬†reminded everyone.Screenshot-12332A few months back, I had been sitting indoors with the others, catching up on some coursework when Tiffany poked her head around the kitchen door and said nervously that she was having trouble with grilling the hot-dogs on the BBQ outside.

Thinking she was merely having issues with switching on the grill, I followed her outside. ¬†Unfortunately, the problem was far worse than I anticipated.Screenshot-12451‘How did you manage to catch the bloody BBQ on fire?’ I asked,¬†not impressed. ¬†¬†I had no idea such a feat was possible, especially with an electric grill. ¬†As it turned out, she had added fuel to the base of the BBQ, then had lit it up with a lighter. ¬† ¬† ¬†Screenshot-12433The flames¬†continued to burn out of control. ¬†Tiffany¬†had the cheek to faint on me whilst¬† I tried to extinguish them. ¬†Fortunately, no one died, so all was well.Screenshot-12454Of course it meant I was the one stuck with making dinner that night, since Tiffany¬†was feeling¬†too “woozy”.Screenshot-12455‘I think Niki should cook for once,’ Orion decided as he chewed contently on his pizza slice.Screenshot-12339If you want me to end up poisoning everyone, then sure,’ Niki laughed, not even looking up from her tablet.Screenshot-12347The following day, Niki and I were playing beer pong in the communal garden. ¬†We clearly had nothing better to do with ourselves.Screenshot-12405‘Graduation’s only a few weeks away. ¬†We need to throw a party to celebrate, see everyone off in style!’ Niki decided. Somehow, that girl could be more of a party animal than me. ¬†Screenshot-12403‘I think you’re forgetting that I was almost arrested the last time we threw a huge¬†party, Niki…’Screenshot-12406Yes indeed,¬†that had been an interesting night.Screenshot-12399Mr. Officer clearly hadn’t been a fan of our music.Screenshot-12398We ended up being fined, and the party flopped like a fish out of water.Screenshot-12390‘That was hiliarious,’ Niki laughed. ‘Come on though, I think that only had something to do with us blasting One Direction at ear-splitting volume. ¬†It won’t happen again, especially if you provide the¬†entertainment with your guitar instead.’ ¬†¬†Screenshot-12404Alas, I threw in the towel and decided one more party wouldn’t hurt, particularly to celebrate the end of our exams and coursework.Screenshot-12462I put my guitar skills to good use that night. ¬†And no, I didn’t get arrested, sorry to disappointment anyone.Screenshot-12464Graduation day rocked by too quickly. ¬†Somehow, I passed my degree with a 2:1.Screenshot-12540Screenshot-12536It was a very emotional day.Screenshot-12541Obviously, Orion ended up with a first.Screenshot-12532As did Niki, the smart alec.Screenshot-12543I was very proud of her, and elated we could finally return home and start our own legacy. ¬†Preferably under the same roof I had grown up in.Screenshot-12550Sadly, with my brain-box half-brother, Basil, to compete with, I knew it wouldn’t be easy. ¬†Screenshot-12552

Roly Poly (Part 1)

Roly Poly (Part 1)

I never particularly wanted to go off to University.Screenshot-11989My life ambitions were already pretty clear; become an awesome composer and make a fortune doing something I loved.Screenshot-11965When Orion, my alien half-brother, and my girlfriend, Niki, announced their plans to go off to Sim State University and study, I felt like I had no choice but to join them.Screenshot-11984Naturally, I was worried about Orion settling in. I thought he would get bullied, what with being half-alien and all.Screenshot-12049Turned out everyone loved him and his quirky sense of humour. ¬†He soon became more popular than I ever would.Screenshot-12019Screenshot-12016Screenshot-12017Good for him, I thought.Screenshot-12018The weeks rolled by. ¬†Niki became buried in her business degree. ¬†She had plans to start her own online empire, just to prove she wasn’t just a pretty face.Screenshot-12142As for me, I spent most my time playing computer games. ¬†Hell, I was doing a Fine Arts degree! ¬†I didn’t think it required much effort. ¬†Screenshot-12153One evening, after a pretty hefty gaming session, I caught two of my room mates, Bobby Butler and Clark Gant, having a sneaky smooch in the kitchen. Screenshot-12099‘About time you two got together,’ I said. ¬†In truth, it was clear from day one that they had the hots for each other, which I personally found endearing.Screenshot-12098Unfortunately, not everyone shared the same views. ¬†It was a shame that one of these people turned out to be my friend at the time, Elvis.Screenshot-12091Screenshot-12092‘I can’t believe those two queers,’ Elvis sneered as he dug into his dinner. ‘I’m still feeling queasy just thinking about them playing tonsil tennis.’Screenshot-12106At first I was shocked; a natural reaction to someone who you thought wasn’t a twat when it came to these things. ¬†That’s why, to begin with, I thought, or rather hoped he was pulling a really tasteless joke.Screenshot-12105‘Relax, it’s not as if they were kissing you.’Screenshot-12108‘They might have well been; they were practically stood right next to me!’ His reply was¬†reassurance that he was not joking around. ¬†This was the real deal.Screenshot-12112‘I find it amusing that you’re so accepting of my brother, yet you can’t stand the sight of two men kissing,’ I explained, doing my best to keep a straight face.Screenshot-12110‘Being gay is a completely different matter,’ Elvis retorted, his voice sharp. ¬†‘It’s not as if your brother chose to be an alien.’Screenshot-12114By that point, I was done. ¬†To refrain from throwing my plate into his face, I stood up.Screenshot-12115‘Come on, Rolo, you know it’s true,’ Elvis said, shoveling another mouthful of carbonara into his vile little mouth. ‘ You chose to be with Niki, didn’t you?’Screenshot-12109I didn’t answer him as, by that point, I had already walked away. ¬†There was no point trying to¬†convince him otherwise; he was too stuck in his ways.Screenshot-12117I apologised to Clark on Elvis’s behalf. ¬†He had still been in the kitchen at the time of Elvis’s outburst.Screenshot-12229‘You have nothing to be sorry about!’ Was Clark’s response, horrified that I had felt the need to track him down in the science labs just to say what I felt was needed.Screenshot-12223‘No, I owe it to you. I associated myself with him.’Screenshot-12224‘And you ditched him as soon as you realised he was a dick,’ Clark said, before I could continue my speech. ¬†‘That’s good enough in my books.’Screenshot-12230I was glad that Clark didn’t seem all that fazed by what had happened in the kitchen. Still, it¬†really pissed me off how¬†narrow¬†minded Elvis¬†was. ¬†The fact that he was the same age as me made it worse; I thought our generation had evolved past all that immature bullshit. ¬†It also annoyed me that I had to¬†compile a sketchbook for one of my degree units. ¬†How was that meant to help me become a successful¬†composer?Screenshot-12132I soon learnt the hard way that it wasn’t. Despite my confidence, I didn’t do as well as I anticipated when it came to exam time.Screenshot-12183As for Niki, well, naturally she smashed her exams.Screenshot-12185‘You need to buckle up and study harder next term,’ she¬†lectured. ¬†She never did want to be with a waster. ¬†I doubt I would have even gone to Uni without her encouragement.Screenshot-12053Determined to do her and the Bailey name proud, I decided I couldn’t rely on the nature of my degree. ¬†I had to go out there and earn it.Screenshot-12054

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