Sunday, July 31, 2011
"Now?" he whispers in her ear.
"Now?" Aislin sighs, "You wore me out. I'm exhausted."
"I'm not a minor anymore, I don't need to be living with a guardian," Trent says, needing to get this conversation over with before they sleep, "So I was thinking I'd get my own place."
Aislin's eyes narrow, "So you tell me this after you fuck me?"
"Ouch, that's crude, Ash," Trent winces, "I love you, you know that. But I don't want to be dependent on your family, living on your money for the rest of my life. I need to make it on my own."
Aislin sighs and runs her fingers through his hair, "I thought I'd tamed your wild streak."
"Tamed me?" Trent laughs, "But that's just it, Ash, I'm not a pet, I don't want to be kept like one."
"Trent, I want you to stay here with me. If you move out, it will be like we're breaking up."
"It won't," Trent protests.
"It will," Aislin insists, "I'll be miserable. You don't want to make me miserable do you? And it's not like the money is important, anyway. You'll eventually be bringing in your own income, I don't see what the big deal is."
She wouldn't see, Trent thinks, because she's been rich all her life. "Why don't we move out together, then?" he suggests a compromise. Her older siblings all moved out from the family nest, and while he doesn't relish the idea of living in a house bought for them by her parents, he also doesn't want to tank his relationship with her over it.
Aislin shakes her head, "I don't want to leave my parents. Please, Trent, do this for me. Because you love me."
"All right, Ash," Trent says, knowing he's beat.
"Your agent is a dick," Trent says. That's pretty much what Aislin expected him to say.
"I think he has a point," Aislin says, "Actresses with bigger breasts get better roles. And my breasts are almost non-existent. As I'm sure you've noticed."
"Ash, your breasts are perfect," Trent says, "Don't do this to yourself."
"It's my body," Aislin points out.
"I think I have an interest in what you do to it," Trent answers, "And I don't want you to do this."
"And what about your piercings? I come home to find bits of metal stuck into you, and you don't consult me first about those."
"They are all removable, Ash. And they don't require risky surgery."
Trent grabs her suddenly for a deep kiss. "You are so beautiful," he whispers, nuzzling her neck, "And I love you so much. So, for me, don't do this."
Gen 8 is officially on. The roll again is Couple, one child. Primary career in Film/acting, secndary career as artist. The Goal is Opportunist and the Misc Fun is Fashion Diva.
Trent is registered in the sculpting career. His original LTW (which he got as a teen, I think getting LTWs as teens is an SP thing) was to be a rock star. When he earned the points, I changed it to master of Arts (master guitar and painting). And I must say, it sucks that EA never made good LTWs around the sculpting skill, or around the other instruments. With sculpting, there's just the one to master sculpting, painting and invention (and I don't see Trent as the inventor type), and for the other instruments, it's the one to master them all, which would be a huge grind even for a born-in-game Sim you could get a head start with. There's no way I'm putting a spouse through that. So, Trent has the same LTW as Riley.
Aislin's LTW is to reach level 10 of the acting career.
I started her opportunist goal as a child.
Fashion Diva is a repeat, I just did that with Thessaly. It will be fun, I think. Aislin will be getting a lot of hairstyle changes as well as clothes.
Trent isn't required to do Fashion Diva, but he does have two casual outfits, one for doing his art work in, and one for regular wear. And I plan to switch that one up a bit, though maybe not as often as Aislin.
It's not easy to see in the pics, but Trent has two piercings, one in his eyebrows, and a nose stud. I also gave him a tongue stud, but it wouldn't stay with the eyebrow piercing, and you don't see his tongue that often, anyway.
I'm hoping to find more CC tats for him.
In RL, I love ink and piercings, but I'm usually too lazy about DLing CC to have my Sims be into that. But the tattoo addict roll forced me to find more tats, and then I picked up the piercings, and now I want more, lol.
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Friday, July 29, 2011
"Don't!' he hissed through his teeth.
"What is wrong with you?" Aislin asked, exasperated.
Aislin doesn't get what the problem is, Roman seemed pretty absorbed in his painting and not interested in anything going on on this side of the room. "Well, you obviously aren't interested is hanging with me," she says, her anger rising, "So maybe I'd better just leave."
"Yeah, actually, I think you should," Trent says. Aislin storms out, furious.
Riordan grows up. H gets a job at the science facility and moves into his own place.
"Have you heard of Sheridan Enmity?" Thessaly asks the would be thief.
"Sheridan Enmity? He's a legend!" the burglar says, surprised.
"I'm his daughter," Thessaly says, "And I'm married to the son of Demond Riley."
"Oh, shit," the burglar says, "I'll just be going..."
"Not so fast," Thessaly says, and gives him a beating her father would b proud of.
"I am sorry, Ash," Trent says, "But you can't just show up like that. Roman is crazy."
"Oh, please," Aislin says, "Like all parents aren't a little crazy. My mother took down a burglar last night in her underwear."
"No, Ash, Roman isn't a 'little crazy''. He's been off his meds since my mom died. Anything could set him off. And I don't want him going off on you."
"Oh," Aislin says, mollified and a little embarrassed at her own anger at him, "How bad is it? Can't you have him, I don't know, committed or something?"
"If they put Roman away, I end up in the foster system," Trent says, "I can handle this, Ash. Don't worry. But, just don't make surprise visits."
"Please don't embarrass me, please don't embarrass me," Aislin makes a silent prayer to whatever deity watches over sensitive teens.
"You sure?" Trent asks, "We're graduating in a couple of days.."
"I know. But, I'm not ready. I'm sorry if I lead you on..."
There's something off in his tone, Aislin had noticed it most of the evening. "Is everything okay, Trent?" she asks.
"Everything's fine," he says, "I love you." He turns to get his shirt on and leave.
"See you on the bus tomorrow," she calls out quietly as he goes out the door. He doesn't reply.
Trent leaves her house, but he doesn't go home. He doesn't have a home anymore.
"Roman flipped out," Trent says, "He was screaming about how 'they' were coming for him, and he had to escape. So he packed everything up and took off."
"He left you?"
"Well, not exactly. I told him I didn't want to leave. We argued. And in the end, his paranoia got the best of him and he left when I refused to go with him. I'm here because, well, no one comes here. Not even social services. So I'll be safe hiding out here until I'm a legal adult."
"No, your parents will be responsible and call social services. I'm much better off on my own, believe me."
"You're underestimating my parents," Aislin says, but Trent won't be persuaded.
"I love you, Trent. I'll stick by you through anything," she replies, "But you shouldn't have kept this from me. I could tell something was wrong last night."
"I didn't want to ruin your prom," he says.
"You better go," Trent says, "It's almost curfew. You'll get in trouble."
"What about you?"
"As far as anyone knows, I left town with Roman. No one will be looking for me."
"You can't stay here. I'll be fine, I promise."
Aislin draws him in for a long kiss, stalling for time.
"I'm supposed to believe his father just packed up and left town without his son?" Riley asks.
"That's what happened," Trent says behind him, "But I was fine, Ash. You shouldn't have waited for the cops like that."
"It's not fine, Trent," she says.
"She's right," Riley says, "You're staying here with us until we get this sorted out."
"Your father's going to call social services on me."
Aislin shakes her head, "You don't know him. The last thing he would ever do is release someone into the system like that. You're staying here."
"You aren't going to call social services?"
Riley looks like he's been slapped. "I would never do that," he says.
First before I forget again, I did complete the Property Mogul goal. I keep forgetting to mention that. Because at this point in my legacy, it was a trivial accomplishment, and I didn't have any place in the story to mention it. We bought partnerships in the bookstore, theater and spa.
I was kind of busy dealing with Aislin and Trent, so poor Riordan and Kennedy got crap birthdays, lol. I moved them out as soon as they aged up, because I didn't want them to have graduations the next day, with forced days off for the teens. I had to move Trent in to do certain scenes with him, and his grades were abysmal, so I needed those days for him to get his grades up. Because no teen fails under my watch. I'm a grades Nazi. So, Riordan and Kennedy got one age up pic and that's it.
I bought them each a house. Riordan marred Hannah right away (SP). Kennedy actually went to prom, and got a romantic interest foisted on her. Since I didn't get a any pictures of her around the prom, and she aged up right after, I just left her out of that scene. I'm leaving it up to SP to see if she gets married, etc.
Quinn and Tina adopted a little girl named Emilie.
I always thought Riordan looked familiar. When he aged up, I realized, he's like a clone of Darryl Enmity, except for the hair and eye color.
And, yes, I moved Trent in, before the point where the story acknowledges him as moved in. Because I needed control of him to do some things I wanted to do for the story.
Also, I have totally annihilated Roman Roman. That actually was the starting point for the whole plot. I was fretting over the fact that I'm only going to get one child from Trent and Aislin, and I was going to pissed if that child picked up any of Roman Roman's genes. Because he's a big head monster with beady eyes, lol. So, I decided he would be annihilated before the breeding. And since he does have the insane trait (also, Evil, but that is less relevant), it all led me to creating this plot of how Roman leaves town, dumping Trent on my family.
Trent's traits are Virtuoso, Childish, Hates the Outdoors and Vehicle Enthusiast.
Riley and Thessaly have both completed their LTWs.
Chapter title is a lyric by Bob Dylan.
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