Welcome back to the Discworld Alphabet Legacy. Last time we heard from Brenda Discworld who gaveher account of her time in charge, given that shes a fortune sim it was heavily involved with moneyand paid very little attention to the children, which, lets face it, are the most important part of anylegacy. So now its time to hear from Marion, who, as a family sim, will have a very differentperspective.
Hi, my names Marion Discworld and Brenda has asked me to add to her account of her time in chargeof this family. She wont let me read what shes written, but I know her and I can guess which areasshell have left blank, so Ill try and fill in those blanks for you.
My darling wifes first interest is money, it always has been from what I understand, it means she isntalways around as much as Id sometimes like, but I knew what she was like when I married her.
When we first moved home she found herself a job in the criminal underworld and quickly rose tobecome its head. Now, she didnt (and still doesnt) know that I knew this, as far as she knew I wasoblivious to her life of crime. You see I had myself a job in law enforcement and was quickly rising upthe ranks.
The day I became Captain Hero was a great joy, but also a great worry. I knew sooner or later Brendaand I would meet as Captain Hero and Criminal Mastermind and wed have no choice but to fight. Iknew I had to do something about the situation so I began to formulate a plan, until I could carry itout I did my best to foil her plots without having to come face to face.
My opportunity came quicker than Id anticipated. One of my colleagues managed to get himselfcaptured by Brenda and had to pay quite a lot of money for his freedom, he was also forced to giveinformation about my location to her, he dropped by to warn me about it before leaving town.This was the chance I needed to force Brendas hand. I allowed her to see me leaving for work,knowing that it would leave her with a difficult decision on her hands.
I knew that there was a chance that she would chose her work over me, but it was a chance I had totake.In the end, after what must have been a very tough time for poor Brenda, she chose me.
She ended up finding a new career in show business where shes been very happy. I actually thinkshes happier there than she was before, after all now she can boast about her money, fame andpower, before she had to keep it all a secret.
The other residents of the house when I moved in were Angua and Dominic, Brendas parents. Theywere a very loving couple.
Even after they got old. I hope Brenda and I can be like that when we are grandparents.
It was a bit scary at first, the thought of living with my in-laws, but Dominic and Angua were sowelcoming and friendly that I soon settled into family life.
Im not sure how we would have managed without them. Angua was always ready to jump in with afeeding or a nappy change or just a bit of love.
And Dominic loved teaching his grandchildren all sorts of new things, half of them sad "grandpa" astheir first word.
As the children got older Angua made it her duty to pass on all her experience, not just in cookery butin fitness and logic and many other things as well.
And of course she was always thrilled when I told her there was a new baby on the way.
It was a very sad day when Dominic passed away
Poor Angua spent the last days of her life in mourning for her husband.
I personally think that when she died it was from a broken heart and she just didnt want to continuewithout Dominic.
Now, onto the main focus of my life, my children.
My eldest is Cheri, a beautiful girl with my hair and eyes.[Cheri is a Pisces - 6,3,6,4,10, I was slightly concerned when I named her Cheri (Cheery) that shed endup with only 1 nice point out of spite, but as it is she really lives up to her name]
She wasnt always the best academically but tried her hardest at everything she did.
And she grew into a gorgeous young woman.
She was a great help with her younger siblings. Shed put them to bed, get them up in the mornings,
feed them, bathe them, anything youd ask shed do. She always said it was good practise for whenshe had children of her own and so was happy to help.[Cheri is a family sim with the lifetime want of having 6 grandchildren]
When she wasnt helping with the children Cheri could often be found with her steady boyfriend BillyTime-Lord [yes this is the couple from the front of the last chapter], hes the grandson of our longtime neighbour Azure.
They were very sweet, only ever had eyes for each other.
When she left for university he promised hed meet her there.And of course he did. Theyre now married and have had 4 children so far and are planning more.
My second child, and first son, is Carrot.[Carrot is another Pisces - 6,5,7,1,6]
His birthday from toddler to child was a little strange.
Carrot was determined to hold on to his toddlerhood for as long as possible.
We did eventually convince him that there are many good things about being a big boy and he agreedto act his age.
He soon found being a child was fun, he especially loved playing the piano, now thats something hecouldnt do as a toddler.
When he got older he stopped playing and started dancing to the music his siblings played, he said itwas cooler to dance than to play the piano, oh well.Hes now a university graduate and married with two adorable children.[Carrot is a popularity sim with the lifetime want to become Mayor, which hes achieved, hes the hostfor this chapter]
Next theres Coin, the first of the children to have Brendas hair and my skin, and hes Carrotsfavourite sibling.[Coin is an Aries - 8,10,7,4,6]
They became firm friends when Coin hit childhood. Apart from their colouring the two boys look a lotalike.
Coin is academically brilliant and a very hard worker
but a little socially inept.
Like his mother his main interest is money and he liked nothing better than to borrow Brendas sportscar and head downtown for a bit of shopping.[Coin is a wealth sim his lifetime want is to own 5 level 10 businesses (not going to happen)]
I dont think Brenda really minded he was spending her money, she was mostly interested aboutbringing it in, and if it meant the kids werent bugging her she was quite happy for them to spend it.Coin has also now graduated from university and is married. He and his partner have adopted onechild, Im not sure if they plan to adopt any more.
Next theres Conina, my little blonde angel.
[Conina is a Leo - 5,10,5,2,6 Im getting a nice lot of variation with these kids]
Shes also a little genius (well, not so little anymore), she brought home an A+ on her very first day ofschool, there arent very many kids who can manage that.
She also loved to play chess with Brenda, unfortunately Brenda is a terrible cheat.
But isnt very good at hiding it (shes a very bad liar, how do you think I found out about her criminalcareer?).
Conina used to get pretty frustrated at Brendas cheating, but it never stopped them playing together.
Conina never let anything stop her. Take dancing for instance, she was pretty terrible at it to startwith.[Conina is a wealth sim, her life time want is to become a Hall of Famer]
Always falling over her own feet.
But she always picked herself up and tried again, shes much better at it now.
Her big ambition in life is to open her own beauty parlour, she was forever experimenting on poorDominic.
She was really bad at it at first, but she persisted (and Dominic was patient enough to let her)
Until finally she got it right.Like her older siblings Conina has graduated and is married. Shes also opened a home beauty parlour,so lets hope that all that practise made perfect.
Casanunda is my fifth child.[Aries - 6,10,5,3,6]
It was when he was an infant that Brenda changed careers and so was able to spend more time withhim than she had with his older brothers and sisters.Brenda wasnt used to being around children and not everything she talked to him about was entirelyappropriate. I do sometimes wonder if those conversations are at least partly responsible for hispresent activities.
As a child he did very well at school
and loved spending time with his brothers and sisters.
He was a studious teen,
but it was clear that study was not where his main interests lay.
It seemed like almost everyday a different girl followed him home from school, but there was only onehe had any real interest in (oh if only it had stayed that way).
They were quite sweet really, they continued to go out up until Casanunda went to university.
He may have been faithful to one girl as a teen but it was quite a different story once Casanunda lefthome, but he can tell you that himself (just like all teenagers he thinks that his mother is oblivious towhat he gets up to).
[In case you havent guessed by now Casanunda is a romance sim (something Im actually pleasedabout) and his life time want is to woohoo with 20 different people. Hes also the heir, I need a breakfrom the fortune/family combination Ive had 2 generations in a row.]
His other main hobby was watching the stars, I dont think there was a single night he wasnt out onthe balcony with that telescope.
Well, not before the incident anyway.
[Theres no comments on the next few pictures, I just really like them so had to include them.]
I dont really know what happened, all I know is that there was a strange bright light and when I camerunning out onto the balcony he was gone.
Early that morning there was a strange craft hovering in front of the house and he was thrown out oflanding on the pavement, fortunately he was unhurt, but very traumatised.
[Again no comments to the pictures, I love this sequence and couldnt leave it out.]
My poor darling boy, even now he refuses to talk about what happened to him.
[This is the picture Marion wouldnt want you to see, she seems strangely delighted by her sonsabduction]
It took a bit of time but he did get back to his normal life, I think his girl friend helped a lot. He didstop star gazing though, he started dancing instead.
Like Conina he wasnt very good to start off with but did get better.
He was good at beating his sister Christine (Ill get to her in a minute) on the games machine, thosetwo would play for hours on end if I let them.
Like the others so far, Casanunda has graduated from university, unlike the others he hasnt marriedyet, in fact hes back here now since Brenda named him heir and theres just no room for anyone elseyet.
Christine is the first of my children still at home (well, excluding Casanunda anyway).[Taurus - 5,10,5,10,5 interesting personality!]
Between you an me I think shes Brendas favourite, she certainly looks a lot like her other mummythats for sure.
She was also a great favourite for her siblings, older
And she always kept us all entertained with her jokes and stories.
As a teenager she spends a lot of time playing games with Casanunda and doing other fun stuff, I justhope she settles down one day.[Christine is a pleasure sim, her life time want is to have 50 first dates, so shes not going to settledown anytime soon, sorry Marion.]
The next two children gave me quite a surprise. By this point I had been through labour 7 times, so Ithought I knew what to expect.
I didnt expect the contractions to continue after Cassandra was born or for Clancy to follow soonafter.[Both girls are Aquarius.Cassandra - 6,1,6,10,8Clancy - 6,3,6,10,10]
As toddlers the girls were never far from each other.
Something thats continued into childhood.
[Clancy is in pink and Cassandra is in green]
They are such friendly girls, Im forever going over to the neighbours (mostly brothers and sisters ofBrenda) to pick up one or other (or sometimes both) of the girls after school, they must be friendswith the majority of their cousins.
[Seriously, every time I played a house with a child in it one of the girls get off the school bus with thekid.]
And finally theres Carcer and Chrysoprase my second set of twins, theyre still babies at the momentso there isnt really that much to say, except of course that I love them dearly just like all the rest ofmy children.Well I think thats it, so goodbye, itll be my son Casanunda who tells you about the next generation ofthis family.
Ill leave you now with a very cute picture of Carrots eldest child and the family dog. Next time will bea very short (probably) chapter about Casanundas university life.