Discworld Legacy Chapter 17.2 ...Something Wicked This Way Comes
Welcome back to the Discworld Legacy. This is the second half of a chapter so go check out part one ifyou havent already read it.In part one Edward became a child and formed a close bond with Esmerelda, Esme became a teen andcontinued her investigation of the supernatural worrying her family and the twins, Errol and Evadnewere born
"Hows Esme doing, still fixated on all things strange?""She left last night, for good she said, I dont know where she is.""Oh"
For a while Esme continued going out every night and then she just stopped. She either gave uplooking
Or she had found whatever it was she was looking for
We allowed ourselves to hope that she was finally content with her knowledge and things wouldimprove, our little girl would be back.They didnt. Esme didn’t just stop talking to us about the supernatural, she stopped talking to us at all.She kept herself shut away in her bedroom, what she did in there we dont know.
We’d hear her laugh at times, but it wasn’t comforting.
Laughter should be a happy sound, the noises we heard were chilling.
Meanwhile life went on. Errol and Evadne spent their time sharing secrets and making plans. So fartheyve limited themselves to small adventures, anytime they attempt to plan something biggertheyd get distracted by something else. Once their attention spans get longer theyre going to be ahandful.
Edward continued to stand apart from his siblings. After a while Errol and Evadne gave up trying to gethim to join in, I only there had been more I could have done for my troubled son.
Dad and Amber are still very happy, I know dad wasnt always the most faithful sim in the world buthe truly loves Amber, hopefully Roxy and I can still be that much in love when were that age.
Being retired they where the ones to help the new twins grow up when their birthdays fell on the oneday of the week Roxy and I were at work till late. We made sure to give them extra attention when wegot home.
Once again there were very clear differences between the twins. Eskarina is a buddle of love, shelllavish affection on anyone, family, friends
or complete strangers. Were going to have to be careful about teaching her what is appropriate andwhat isnt as she grows up, I dont want her sweet nature getting her in trouble.
much to his displeasure. Eric doesnt like attention, he grudgingly puts up with it from Eskarina, butshes the only one hes that accepting of.
Even the rest of the family is rarely able to snuggle him without a struggle and hes very vocal abouthis dislike for strangers.
We also got the happy news that Roxy was expecting again.I say happy, it is happy news really, but I sometimes think that perhaps six children would be enoughand we should concentrate on those already here but then I see the joy in Roxys face and anyobjection I have melts away.
While all this was going on Esme became more and more distant, we soon stopped seeing her at all.She stopped joining the rest of the family for meals.
Choosing instead to grab leftovers later and eat in her room.
She didnt catch the school bus anymore although we knew she was going to school.
The reports we got from the school were even more worrying. At first they just said that she hadbecome more withdrawn, wasnt participating in class anymore and was always by herself duringbreaks.
Then it got worse, there were suspicions that she was a bully,
Nothing anyone could ever prove but it was certain that the younger kids at school were terrified ofher.
As Edward got older the hurt inside him was turning to anger and he grew more and more desperateto know what had happened to the sister he once counted as his closest friend. A couple of nightsbefore his birthday he got up the courage to confront Esme and waited outside her bedroom for herto emerge.
"What do you want?""Whats happened to you Esme? You changed, we used to play and now youre never around, whathave you got into?"
"I dont have to answer to anybody least of all you.""But we were friends, I thought..."
"You thought what, that I cared about you, that I loved you?Youre just a stupid, useless little brat, I could never be your friend! I could never love you! It was pityand Im beyond pity now!" With that she disappeared into her room, slamming her door as she went.
With those words all the hurt and anger he had stored up came to the surface and Edward couldntstop the tears.
Attracted by the sound of his tears Roxy found him sobbing on the landing. She tried to calm himdown but hed been bottling up his feelings for too long.
In the end all she could do was hold him while he cried.
Last night was triple birthday - Edward was becoming a teen and the younger twins became children.Edward was happy to let the twins go first, I think, despite everything she had done, he wanted towait for the last minute to give Esme a chance to show up. She never did.
Eric and Evadne grew into happy, contented children, theyre too young to have been aware of Esmesproblems, and, much as it pains me to say it, with her gone theyll be spared the impact shes had ontheir older siblings.
Then was Edwards turn. He wouldnt tell us what he wished for, he wanted to give it every chance tocome true, but Im pretty sure I can guess.
He grew into a serious, quiet teen who was keeping any thoughts firmly to himself. I just hope Ihavent lost Edward with Esme.
After the children had gone to bed Esme appeared in front of us. She looked so different from theimage I have of her, it wasnt the makeover shed given herself, it was the look in her eyes, cold andhard.She announced she was leaving for university and without giving us a chance to say anything turnedand walked out the front door into a waiting taxi.
We werent the only ones to see her go. Edward had been woken by the arriving taxi and knew who ithad come to pick up.
Dorfl paused and then looked directly at the woman opposite, a cold look in his eyes "But you alreadyknew everything Ive just told you." There was anger in Dorfls voice."What? No, how would I?""This entire time youve been sympathetic, understanding, supportive, everything except surprised.Nothing Ive said has been new to you.I looked you up, the articles you claim to have written, the books, they dont exist, you dont exist.""I..."
Dorfl interrupted "I dont know who you are, what you are or why Ive been pouring my heart out toyou for the last few hours. I want you to leave, now!“The womans tone became pleading "Im sorry. I can explain, I really can."
"I dont care, I just want you gone.” ***Thats the end of this chapter, wed better leave before sim!Widget bursts into tears (I think I gave hertoo many nice points).------------>
Just to show that Edward isnt always miserable. Hes a popularity sim (introverted popularity sim,should be fun) with the life time want to become Captain Hero.Hes an Aquarius - 5 neat, 3 outgoing, 6 active, 10 playful and 7 nice.
I realised I didnt give Errol and Evadnes stats last chapter.Errol is a Taurus - 4 neat, 10 outgoing, 5 active, 10 playful and 5 nice.Evadne is a Scorpio - 10 neat, 3 outgoing, 10 active, 7 playful and 1 nice.I wasnt kidding when I said they were different.
Heres Eric and Eskarina made over, theyre both Sagittarius and pretty similar but with one majordifferenceEric - 7 neat, 3 outgoing, 9 active, 10 playful and 2 nice.Eskarina - 4 neat, 4 outgoing, 10 active, 10 playful and 7 nice.If last generation was characterised by full outgoing this one is all about the playful points. So far onlyEsme and Evadne havent had 10 (5 and 7 respectively).
With a picture from happier times Ill leave you.