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Saffron’s Spice (Part 2)

Saffron’s Spice (Part 2)

Honestly, I should have seen it coming.  Love and relationships are nothing like a simple game of chess; they’re far more confusing and complicated.  Screenshot-4643When Garry Cinder dumped me straight to the curb after we had been seeing each other for almost eighteen months, just because I had suggested our “relationship” should become Facebook official.Screenshot-4911Needless to say, I was livid.  Luckily my twin took care of things, and Garry consequently dropped out from his degree.  I don’t know what she did, or what she said to Garry, and quite honestly I didn’t care, I was just glad he was gone.Screenshot-4654The next few months were a crazy blur, filled with drinking.Screenshot-5123Making new nerdy friends.Screenshot-5108And of course learning new things. Screenshot-4724Peach even encouraged me to start dating again.  Screenshot-4743I had a slight crush on the guy who worked in a vintage style cake shop on the University’s campus who wore over-sized glasses.  He looked like the sort of guy who would never get into trouble, which was perfect.Screenshot-4747Screenshot-4745‘Say something!’ Screenshot-4744‘Erm, hey, I’m Saffron.’Screenshot-4746Despite his shyness, we started hanging out, and it didn’t take long at all for me to discover that he was camper than a row of tents, and that he had a bigger crush on Hugh Jackman than I did.  Still, we remained good friends.Screenshot-5058Although I didn’t quite find love again at University, I did manage to graduate with first class honors, much to my and my family’s delight.  Even my Uncle Murphy, who had studied the same subject at the exact same University, was a very proud man when he heard the news.Screenshot-5166Unfortunately my parents or younger siblings were unable to make my graduation ceremony; travelling to Sim State University from Sunlit Tides was quite a journey after all.  Still, I was thrilled when I received a call from my Father that afternoon.  That was until he started talking. Screenshot-5176When he finally paused momentarily, awaiting a response from me, I hung up without saying another word.  Staring blankly at my phone, like it was a strange growth on my hand,   Screenshot-5174Sunlit Tides would no longer be our home town.  We were moving.  Dad hadn’t gone into details as to why… well, I hadn’t exactly given him the opportunity by prematurely terminating our phone call.  All I knew was that we were moving to Setra.Screenshot-5175And Setra was where Garry lived.

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Chapter 5.14

Chapter 5.14 – Congradulations

Naturally, before Peach and Saffron could head off to University, they had to go through the whole high school graduation ceremony, which more than often was a whole day event in which they would stand outside the city hall, get hungry and complain constantly.Screenshot-4586Mika, who was now looking more old than young, was slightly jealous of her youthful daughters, particularly Saffron, who would no doubt gain many male admirers whilst at University.Screenshot-4587Audrey, a girl who had once led old Murphy Bailey on back during Chapter 4.12 also happened to show her face at the graduation ceremony.  She either had children of her own, or was just trying to groom yet another eighteen year old boy.Screenshot-4591Turned out that although Murphy had forgiven, or quite simply just forgotten, what with his on-set Alzheimer’s disease, Jameson still held a grudge against her.  He made sure, with the help of Earl and Cointreau, that she could never deliberately break the heart of another living soul again by kindly murdering her.Screenshot-4592Peach and Saffron focused on raising their skills for the next year or so before they filled in their University test aptitude forms, which is obviously how the University entry application process works…Screenshot-4609Saffron applied to study Science and Medicine since she had plans to become a well renowned surgeon, and Peach applied for Physical Education since she still struggled to climb up the stairs, let alone get onto her horse.   Screenshot-4604Soon enough they were accepted and the rest of the family waved them off, glad to finally have a bit of space in the house.Screenshot-4626‘Take care, don’t get pregnant, Saffron!’Screenshot-4629Frangelico and Cointreau were particularly thrilled that in their older siblings absence, they were allowed to steal their bedroom.Screenshot-4627And of course, they had extra time to prove that they were more worthy of becoming the founder of the next generation.Screenshot-4935Cointreau in particular really wanted this responsibility as she believed the Baileys were not evil enough and would work on rectifying this.  Screenshot-4936Frangelico and Earl on the other hand were becoming quite the musicians and planned to sprinkle a bit of musical flavour onto the next generation.Screenshot-4938 Screenshot-4940As time developed, so did Earl.  He grew a lovely little goatee to mark his coming of age.  He planned to join Saffron and Peach at University, studying Fine Arts just like his Aunt Malibu had done.Screenshot-4990This final chapter of Generation 5 will end on a picture of Tremayne interacting with Milo the horse, who appears to have a rainbow shooting out from his neck.Screenshot-4505Like last time there will be a few bonus chapters of the “children” at University, but not as many as last time since it took up more time than anticipated to write them all.   Stay tuned for those and the voting poll 🙂 x x

Chapter 5.11

Chapter 5.11 – And so they finally wedded

Saffron continued to be a science geek, who was no doubt going to grow up to become a doctor or a surgeon, much to her parents delight. Screenshot-4221Peach, who was an avid animal lover and no real talents, had managed to talk her parents into getting her a horse, whom she named Milo.  She hoped to train him up to win lots of races and show-jumping competitions so she could make lots of money.Screenshot-4217Shame he did not share her dreams and ambitions.Screenshot-4219‘Ow.’Screenshot-4220Once Peach had near enough recovered from her spinal injuries, Mika and Jameson decided it was time to get married, so organised a lovely late spring wedding.  Mika went for the lovely toilet roll cover look, which she managed to pull off fairly well.Screenshot-4230Being the youngest of the children, poor Frangelico and Cointreau were subjected to wearing matching bridesmaid dresses.Screenshot-4238Screenshot-4239As expected, a lot of familiar faces showed up to the wedding ceremony, including Murphy who was now grey and old.  Prince/King Joffrey from Game of Thrones also made an appearance.  Screenshot-4246Mika and Jameson stood patiently under the arch of tradition, waiting for every to get outside, before they said their vows and what not.Screenshot-4247‘Will you marry me, under the knowledge that we will eventually stop having woohoo altogether and I’ll have to resort to self-woohooing in the shower every morning?’ Jameson asked, a serious look gleaming in his adoring eyes.Screenshot-4248‘Sounds good to me!’ Mika responded, cupping her hands with his.Screenshot-4252And with that, they smooched and stuff, until everyone stopped cheering and throwing confetti at them.Screenshot-4257Of course, not everyone was happy.  Nina, who had only happened to be passing by the house on her bi-weekly run, fell into a state of total dismay when she realised that the celebrations going on in the garden were for Mika’s and Jameson’s marriage.  Screenshot-4259Nina then knew for certain that she had well and truly blown her chance with getting together with Jameson.  Still, she hung around, in hope she would be able to get her hands on a slice of wedding cake.Screenshot-4255‘Bitch ain’t getting any cake,’ thought Mika after clocking onto Nina’s presence.Screenshot-4264She then proceeded to announce to the guests that she would ensure most of them would receive a slice of cake; putting lots of emphasis on the word most.Screenshot-4266Screenshot-4267As the guests queued up for their cakey noms, Earl practiced his duck-face expression for the wedding photographer, whilst Peach peered over unimpressed at their Uncle Murphy, who was drunkenly doing the can-can by the edge of the pool, already drunk on the cocktails Tremayne had made.Screenshot-4276Alas, Jameson and Mika were finally man and wife, after year of putting it off.  That very night, they practiced the start of celibacy by having woohoo many times before realising they were doing it all wrong.  Screenshot-4313They would master things one day, as do most couples approaching their fifties.

Chapter 5.7

Chapter 5.7 – They’ll grow into them

Soon enough, Jameson had almost reached the top of his acrobat career, which meant he had received a new costume during that time, which Mika appeared to love a little too much.Screenshot-3772Screenshot-3773Anyways, main household aside, Mew the old family cat was getting along just fine now that she was living with Murphy and his family (including his Aunt Hayley, who was still kicking around despite being ancient).Screenshot-3780She had developed a phobia of flip-flops, however.Screenshot-3781Judd, who had not remarried or anything since Coco had died, would often pop round for a visit, particularly to see how his grandchildren, Francisco (who was approaching teen-hood) and Wanda, were doing. Screenshot-3785Sadly, on one specific visit, Judd suffered from a fatal heart attack whilst he was cuddling Wanda.Screenshot-3786The result of this was not good.Screenshot-3793Amaretto and Aaron (who were also visiting at the time) could only watch on in horror as Judd awaited his obvious fate.Screenshot-3795Even Mew was devastated.  She had quite liked Judd as he used to the be the only one who really bothered to feed her when she had originally lived with him.Screenshot-3800When old Grimmy finally bothered to show up, Judd dropped down to his knees and begged.  He had not completed his life time goal of rescuing thirty people from death, so felt somewhat unfulfilled with his life.Screenshot-3810‘Get up, you,’ the Grim Reaper said in response.  A small smile then flashed across his face. ‘I’m feeling slightly generous today, so maybe I’ll let you live.’Screenshot-3811Unfortunately, it turned out  that he was lying.Screenshot-3814As always, everyone got over Judd’s death as time ticked by and Mika fell pregnant yet again.Screenshot-3859By this point, Earl was a toddler with a pretty awesome looking haircut.Screenshot-3848And the twins, Peach and Saffron, were now children who were yet to grow into their noses. Screenshot-3858At least from a distance no one could tell they had unfortunate looking honkers.   Screenshot-3873Mika fell into labour a few weeks earlier than anticipated.  Jameson was out and about securing acrobat gigs at the time, and Tremayne was teaching Earl how to walk and talk, so the only person who could physically take her to the hospital was Irish, who was temporarily haunting the house.Screenshot-3875‘Screw that,’ Irish said, before she vanished back into the spirit world.Screenshot-3876Needless to say, Mika was not a very happy bunny.Screenshot-3877Eventually Mika got to the hospital where she gave birth to another set of twin girls.  Her and Jameson named these ones Cointreau and Frangelico.Screenshot-3883Screenshot-3884Jameson and Mika soon quickly learnt that there was something slightly off about Cointreau by the way she constantly kept trying to strangle and pinch them.  Screenshot-3885It was as if she had developed an evil trait of some kind…

Chapter 5.4

Chapter 5.4 – And then his face caught on fire

Amaretto’s plan was to simply invite Mika Moore over, with the promise of fun sunny weather and plenty of entertainment.  She hoped that her presence would influence Jameson to out less time and dedication into his career, in favour of making lots of woohoo with his lovely lady.Screenshot-3348She prayed that the future would pan out the way it had when she had visited it.  Jameson’s overexertion was becoming more of an issue, particularly during his most recent show when he somehow managed to catch his face on fire.Screenshot-3416Screenshot-3417Luckily most of the crowd were Michael Jackson fans, so assumed that it was some kind of tribute to the King of Pop.  Screenshot-3418Judd was the first to greet Mika when she arrived, since he was already outside to collect the mail, and to build a snowman.  Seeing her shivering (she had not quite braced herself for the arctic weather due to Amaretto’s lie about the island being sunny all year round), he decided it was best to invite her in. Screenshot-3363Hearing a bit of fuss going on by the front door, Jameson ventured out the kitchen, only to be literally pounced on and devoured by Mika, who quite honestly had not seen him in many months.Screenshot-3381His expression was one of shock, particularly after the kiss had ended.Screenshot-3382Mika giggled, before she explained to Jameson that she had decided to pay him a surprise visit on the whim.Screenshot-3371‘I may need some warming up,’ Mika heavily hinted, ‘I wasn’t expecting it to be this cold here!’Screenshot-3373It only took Jameson a record-breaking two minutes to clock on to what Mika was actually implying.   After that, all he had to do was give her one smoldering look before she was more than ready to follow him upstairs to bed. Screenshot-3368Later that evening, Amaretto decided it was time to pop the question to Cade, who had been living with the Baileys pretty much since Malibu and Aaron had moved out. Screenshot-3428Cade was a little bit peeved because she had hoped to be the one to do the whole proposal malarkey, but she soon did not mind when she saw just how shiny and expensive the engagement ring that Amaretto had got her was.Screenshot-3429Clearly Cade was not shallow in the slightest. Screenshot-3433They had a very grand winter lesbian wedding, complete with snow and pretty clothes (as the following pictures dictate).Screenshot-3451Screenshot-3457Screenshot-3461And then, a couple of months later, they moved out and started to research into ways of having children who would inherit both their genetics, using in-game cheats crazy scientific methods (note: they went on to have five children between them).Screenshot-3493This chapter shall end on a picture of Murphy and Margaret’s firstborn child, Francisco.  Naturally, he’s quite cute, although his choice of attire is questionable…Screenshot-3427

Chapter 5.3

Chapter 5.3 – Breakdown

As the months continued to run on by, Jameson had become so in demand that he had secured a permanent weekly gig slot at Flying V’s coffee house.  Clearly he was elated by this news.Screenshot-3322He continued to juggle things, particularly really sharp swords, and eventually managed to stop slicing his arms apart with them.Screenshot-3336Everyone loved his acrobatic skills, particularly his family members who did their best to turn up to his shows and support him.  Of course, Coco still refused to show up, but not like he cared. Screenshot-3335Things seemed to be going swimmingly until one evening, when Jameson was about to do a bit of furniture rearranging with the aid of his parents.  As he reached the foot of the bed, his head started to cloud and his vision blurred.Screenshot-3303Then, without so much as murmur escaping from his lips, he collapsed onto the rug.Screenshot-3308A gasp escaped from Judd as he stared down at his son.  He wondered for a few seconds if Jameson had started drinking heavily again, but then came to the conclusion that the poor young guy had just passed out due to exhaustion.   Screenshot-3306Coco reluctantly called for an ambulance, after she had made a pizza delivery order of course, knowing now that she would not have enough time to cook dinner. Screenshot-3307By the following morning, Amaretto had head about the news, and so she instantly cornered Coco and accused her of allowing Jameson to overexert himself.  Screenshot-3316‘Honey,’ Coco replied, ‘Jameson is grown up, like yourself, and so he’s responsible for every action he takes.  I can’t be blamed for his stupidity now, can I?’  Screenshot-3319Amaretto stared at her mother with a deadpan expression.  Clearly Coco was so disillusioned that she was unable to recognize that she was a terrible human being, so Amaretto knew she had to tackle this issue on her own.    Screenshot-3309So, once Jameson was out of hospital and back on his feet, Amaretto settled down with him as they ate dinner to have a little discussion with him regarding his current occupation, and how the strain of it was obviously causing him more harm than good.Screenshot-3356‘So, you know, maybe you should look for an alternative career path, like becoming a business man or something.’ Screenshot-3358Jameson gazed at Amaretto in disbelief.  As if he was going to give up his awesome career for the sake of his health!   He politely explained this to Amaretto, trying his hardest not to smash his empty plate across her pretty face.Screenshot-3359Although sullen, Amaretto refused to give up so easily.  Using the time machine which Tremayne had built many years ago, she traveled forwards in time in hope to discover what would be done to solve the issue in the next chapter so then she could make sure it would definitely happen.Screenshot-3223All she now had to do was put the ball into motion in time for the next chapter to pan out in the same way she had viewed it. Screenshot-3224

Chapter 5.2

Chapter 5.2 –  Man, did he love cake

Despite his seemingly boisterous bravado, Jameson sometimes found it difficult to speak to people, more so than often when he was trying to secure gigs from proprietors who barely spoke a word of Simlish.  Screenshot-3109He attempted to communicate using wild gestures, but this only confused matters further.Screenshot-3110Screenshot-3112Eventually the old lady clued on that he was after a gig, not a rampant night of crazy sex, and gave him a slot for the following day to perform outside the coffee-house.Screenshot-3206Screenshot-3204He pretty much nailed it.  Even Hayley, who had only popped along to throw stuff at him, was mildly entertained.   Screenshot-3208Yes indeed, things were going well for Jameson and his budding career.  He had no plans to ask Mika Moore to move in with him as of yet.  Well, not until all his siblings had eventually moved out.Screenshot-3217Aaron had recently proposed to Malibu, so it was now only a matter of time before she moved out (sadly without Mew the cat due to her now living with Murphy and all).Screenshot-3194Still, she was confident she would have sexy babies with Aaron, so nothing else mattered really.Screenshot-3200A few months later, Malibu was all set to get married.  She even had the dress and everything.Screenshot-3242Aaron was more enthused about the cake, however.  Man, did he love cake.Screenshot-3238And dancing.Screenshot-3298The wedding took place in the usual location, and the same old screenshots photos were taken.Screenshot-3258Screenshot-3283Murphy was an emotional wreck, whereas Coco was proud that at least one of her children was not a complete embarrassment.Screenshot-3260Cookie, Coco’s older brother, managed to make an appearance to the wedding.   He used to be ginger once upon a time.  Screenshot-3282Oh, and Margaret was also totally pregnant. Screenshot-3295She went on to have a baby boy, who Murphy decided they would name Francisco because it was a rather awesome name.  Please see screenshot below for proof of this.Murphy's First ChildSpeaking of awesome, this chapter shall end on a picture of Fudge Bailey, standing by the water-slide his wife tragically died on.Screenshot-3239

Chapter 5.1

Chapter 5.1 – Sorry for the wait!

After what felt like a really long time, the triplets returned home from University after graduating with first class degrees, and a very smug Jameson was offered the role of heir for the next generation.  Not by Coco, of course, but by the general public.Screenshot-3151She was not too thrilled with this news, but since she was growing old and hagged, no one particularly cared.Screenshot-3152And soon she would realise that no amount of spa treatments would revive her once youthful complexion.  Screenshot-2535A few months later, Murphy decided it was about time to pop the question to his long-term girlfriend, Margaret Cade.  She had been living with the family pretty much since he had graduated from University after all.Screenshot-2547The answer was an obvious yes. Screenshot-2551And perhaps Murphy got a little bit too excited about this.  Not that it mattered because he was awesome and deserved happiness.   Screenshot-2553Unlike a certain somebody…Screenshot-3180Tremayne, who had been lurking by the kitchen doorway, spying on the couple, was the first to congratulate them.  By them, I mean just Margaret because Murphy had gone upstairs to take a shower.Screenshot-2562This resulted in Margaret Cade bursting into tears, sobbing, ‘Why does he never leave me alone?’ Screenshot-2561This made Tremayne… or rather Tremayne’s programming instructed him to feel sad about this, and for the umpteenth time in his life he contemplated suicide. Screenshot-2567Murphy and Margaret held their wedding that very summer, just a couple of months after getting engaged.  By this point the Baileys had a ridiculous amount of money, so throwing money away to a couple who would be moving out to become forgotten about was no big issue anymore.Screenshot-3121Jameson volunteered to be the entertainment at the party, showing off his “pro” torch and sword skills, like it was 1999.  Screenshot-3115Screenshot-3116Screenshot-3119Sadly, the wedding guests weren’t too impressed, but that was mainly because they would have preferred a magician called Magic Mike, who all the cool kids during that time were hiring for their weddings.Screenshot-3117Arguably, Murphy became a little bit over emotional during the wedding ceremony and started cooing about how much he loved his “sweet dovey-wove.”Screenshot-3138‘Please, shut up,’ Hayley sighed to her nephew. Her hair had recently started to turn grey, and, unlike her twin sister Coco, she was proudly embracing it. Screenshot-3145Taking Hayley’s wise advice, Murphy kissed the bride and was then officially married (because that’s how things work- obviously no paperwork is involved with these things).Screenshot-3132Oh, and as for Mew the cat, she got taken away by the RSPCA because she was accidentally neglected.  That’s why there was no mention of her in this chapter up until now.Screenshot-3159Ta ta!Screenshot-3160(Just for the record, Mew was adopted by Murphy shortly after he left the Bailey household with Margaret and moved in with Hayley and her son, so all was well).  

Voting Time – Generation 5

Voting Time – Generation 5 

Hello there folks!  Finally it’s voting time.  Just to refresh your memories, please see below for the candidates, who were asked to give three reasons why they should be chosen to be the ruler of the 5th generation.  If you don’t need persuading, please just scroll to the bottom of the page to cast your vote.  The poll will close on the 1st May 2013, so make sure you have your say 🙂

Murphy Bailey Vote PictureMurphy

1) I’m the oldest, therefore it’s only logical that I am chosen to be the heir.

2)I’m not a triplet.

3) This is my natural hair colour.Malibu Bailey Vote PictureMalibu 

1)I’m destined to have very sexy tanned babies with Aaron Matthews.

2) The house will be likely to be filled with lots of cats.

3)I’ll actually have the time to look after my family since my lifetime wish does not involve me needing a job or being stuck to the treadmill every day.Jameson Bailey Vote PictureJameson

1)Picking me will be a big middle finger salute to my parents, particularly my mum.

2)I’m easy to the eye.

3)There has not been a male heir since Generation 2, so choosing me or Murphy would change that (although, since I pointed that out and Murphy didn’t, you should vote for me).

Amaretto Bailey Vote PictureAmaretto 

1) I’m the first lesbian in the Bailey legacy.  Makes a refreshing change from the man on man implications that have been thrown around since generation 1, doesn’t it?

2)I’m a real geeky gamer girl, not the sort who pretend to play games to get the attention of boys (see point 1 for explanation).

3)Since my lifetime wish is to have five children, I can not fail it… Unless I died I guess…

(Poll is now closed – please see next post for le results!)

Malibu’s Muse (Part 1)

Malibu’s Muse (Part 1)

The beauty of the world never ceases to amaze me, even on a freezing cold day on the University campus.  Maybe it’s just my artistic nature which draws me towards the small things which others may overlook.Screenshot-2343Art was just one of things I’d always enjoyed and it was my way of expressing things.Screenshot-2215Being a triplet, I made sure to  establish my individuality at a young age.  That’s where my interest in cats came about (I had always admired their independent and proud natures).  I couldn’t stop Amaretto or Jameson from going to same University as me, however, and to be honest it was comforting to know they were always nearby.Screenshot-2203My older brother, Murphy, was in his final year by the time we had started our first.  Somehow, despite juggling his relationship with Margaret Cade with the ever-growing demand of his degree, he was on track to graduating with first class honors Screenshot-2266Obviously being the wise older sibling, he even gave me some very constructive advice when I revealed to him my very first University crush.

‘Don’t go out with Steve, he’s a dick.Screenshot-2449Truth was, I was somewhat attracted to the bad boys; be it jocks, rebels or nerds (yes, you can get bad nerds!), being a bit of a rebel myself.  Screenshot-2243Of course I had a sensitive side to.  Between classes and my art projects, I often wandered the University grounds, exploring the endless sights it had to offer. Screenshot-2284I remember one day when I bumped into one of the not too bad looking Chinese exchange students, who looked a little bit lost.Screenshot-2287Sadly he barely spoke or understood a word of English.  I’m not sure how he had even gotten on the exchange student program, or how he was managing to cope with his classes.  Screenshot-2289The thing that depressed me was that Mum had started dating Dad at high school when they were both fifteen or so.  I’d anticipated the same sort of thing would’ve happen to me, but it seemed that times had changed since my parents were young.  Perhaps it was just as well because I would have let the event, which occurred the following morning, slip by without a moments notice. Screenshot-2242I was sat in the mess halls, chewing away at a couple of waffles I had conjured up using my “pro” cooking skills. Screenshot-2250‘Mind if I have some?’ A deep velvet voice asked.  I knew who it was without having to take a glance.  Aaron Matthews; he actually lived in the same dormitory as me and was studying Physical Education, if you couldn’t tell by his six-pack.  Until then we had never really spoken, mostly because he was known to be a party animal so was rarely home when I was.

Realising he was referring to the stack of waffles in the center of the table, I nodded and mumbled through a mouthful for him to help himself.  Scraping back the chair besides me, Aaron sat down and filled up his empty plate and started to munch away. Screenshot-2251As we sat next to each other eating my waffles (oo err) in a comfortable silence, in nothing more than our night-wear, I was certain that this was the start of something most beautiful.Screenshot-2252

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