Welcome back to my Discworld Legacy, an alphabet legacy based on the books by Terry Pratchett.This chapter is brought to you from the house of Albert Discworld the youngest child of my founderGreat ATuin.
When Albert graduated he married his university sweetheart Christa. His dream is to own 5 topbusinesses so he got straight to work by purchasing a plot of land and building his very ownelectronics shop.
The electronics shop reached level 10 and Christa gave birth to Bill (not quite at the same time).
Bill grew up into a studious child, and Albert purchased a grocery store.
Christa gave birth to Rebecca while Albert was away working on getting the grocery store up to level10.
Albert was home long enough to see his daughter grow up and purchase a flower shop (he also foundtime to spend time with his wife leading to their third child being on its way).
When I left off Angua had just given birth to her fourth child and first boy Brutha.
Hey sis.Havent had a chance to talk in a while, things have been a bit eventful.Brutha has become mums absolute favourite, I can barely keep her away from the nursery. He is anadorable baby, big brown eyes and golden hair (I think that might be why mum loves him so much,hes the only one with her hair).
While shes not looking after Brutha mum has been working out a lot, she says she wants to be likedad and be as skilful as possible.Bethan has been making me proud, she managed to get the lead role in her school play. It was ashame you couldnt come and watch her, we did get a video so you can see it if you want.
Not long after her play Bethan hit her teenage years.
Shes a very pretty teen, Id be worried about boys, but I know Ive got both Dominic and dad to keepan eye on her and scare away anyone who tries to hurt her. Plus from the sounds of it shes far moreinterested in making as many friends as she possibly can.[Bethan rolled Popularity and wants to become Mayor.]
At the same time Boddony left her toddler years behind her and became a child (told you Id beenbusy).
Dominic makes sure to be at all the childrens birthdays, I just wish I could see he during the day.
I can already tell that Boddony is going to be beautiful but for now shes happy running around withher sisters and trying to persuade Dominic or me to read to her.
Im not free of toddlers yet (not that I would want to be) as just as Boddony leaves toddlerhoodBrutha enters it.
I love toddlers but I will miss having a baby around, there wont be any around the house for a while,there simply isnt room.
I couldnt help but include a picture of him, isnt he adorable.[Brutha is a Virgo with 10 neat, 4 outgoing, 2 active, 3 playful and 7 nice]
If mum monopolised Bruthas baby years then dads doing the same with his toddler years.
Dear Albert,Glad to hear about the two new additions to your family and about how well youre doing with allyour businesses (although I honestly think youre mad spending all your time away from your familylike you are).All the girls are doing well, theyve become really quite studious, I think its mum and dads influence.
You may have heard about this from elsewhere but I may as well tell you myself. Ive become the newCaptain Hero, I was doing my normal duties as Police Chief when I noticed some irregularities in theaccounts. Turns out some of my officers have been channelling extra money into their pension fund, Icouldnt stand by and watch it happen so I reported it. It didnt make me very popular with theofficers involved or their friends but as a reward the city gave me the opportunity to replace outnewly retired Captain Hero.
My new role in life wont distract me from my children. The very day I got my promotion I came homeand taught Brutha to walk and talk, hes the first of my kids that Ive been able to do this.Love AnguaP.S. Give my congratulations to Christa, Id love to meet your children sometime soon.
[This picture is here because I find it really funny - bubble propelled Captain Hero!]
Bethans Diary - Day 19I dont know if dad will ever forgive me.
Im so fed up of never seeing him hes either at work during the day or sleeping and by the time hesgot up in the evening Im busy with my homework or my new job. I cant even see him at the weekendcause hes a stupid vampire and cant come out of his coffin.Well he wont be for much longer. I bought a potion that is guaranteed to cure him, it wasnt cheapbut if it means I can see him more often itll be worth it (plus mum might give me some money for it, Iknow she wishes he was back to normal).
I planted the potion in the garage so Dadll be sure to see it when he gets home from work, I forged anote from mum saying it was a present from her (if I talk to her she might even write it herself).Hopefully hell fall for it and drink it.
Dominics Diary - Day 19Today was a day of change. For starters I got my final promotion and am now a Business Tycoon[perma plat woo!].Secondly I got home from work today to find a bottle of a purple liquid in the garage.
Tied round its neck was a note from Angua saying that this is a present to show how much she lovesme, so of course I drank it.
As soon as Id emptied the bottle I started to feel strange.
But when it stopped I realised that I had a pulse again, that my skin was no longer blue and that I nolonger cringed away from even the smallest bit of sunlight, I was human again.I just wish Angua had told me how much she wanted me to give up my life as a vampire, I would havedone it happily, there was no need for her to trick me.
Anguas Diary - Day 19After explaining to Dominic why Bethan and I had felt the need to trick him (something for which hehas forgiven both of us) it was time to celebrate another couple of birthdays.
She was quite surprised at how her body has changed, I guess this means its going to be time for “thetalk” very soon.
Shes a very beautiful young lady, Im glad Ive got dad and Dominic to watch out for her (although Imsure she wont be).Im ever so proud of her, shes told me that she wants to be like me and settle down and have a familyas soon as possible. Although I do think her grandparents have had some effect on her as her biggestdream in life is for at least three of her children to get university degrees.[Yes Berilia is a family sim with the life time want to graduate 3 children from university.]
Next up was Brutha, true to from dad brought him to the cake (the pair of them have been almostinseparable).
Im going to miss having a toddler around, theyre such fun, although they do have a tendency to getunder your feet.
Brutha is an adorable child, there is something about the combination of those big brown eyes andgolden blonde hair. Hes going to be a heart breaker when he gets older.
Hey AgnesMy poor Dominic has been demoted, he wont tell me all the details but I don know it was somethingabout buying a plot of land to build a seaport and then finding out that the land was unusablebecause it was home to a species of rare canary. At least he was able to find a position in his oldcompany as President. Even so Im sure youll understand how devastated he is about it.
The headmaster has been round again (actually it was a different man, I didnt think we were thatbad).
Despite a slightly chaotic kitchen both Boddony and Brutha made it into private school joining theother two.
Although Bethan wasnt at school for much longer, shes left for Unseen University now. Im reallygoing to miss having her around the house, although it does mean that theres now room for me tohave another baby.Love Angua
Dear Mum and Dad,I will admit I was a bit worried when I left, after all this is the first time Ive ever been away fromhome. I moved into one of the dorms on campus, its given me a chance to meet lots of new peopleand make plenty of friends.
One of my best friends here is called Jacqueline Hyatt. Shes really nice and lives right next door tome.
Actually I have to admit Jacqueline is a bit more than a friend, you know I was never interested in boysback home, well know you know why.
Im in love with Jacqueline, shes everything Ive ever looked for and shes so much like me.
Weve moved into a little house near the dorm, its not just me and Jacqueline living here, theres alsoanother friend from the dorm to keep us company.
Ive joined the Greek House that you set up at my age, the two guys are nice, a little strange, but nice.(Did you know that theyre officially seeing each other now).
Jacqueline and I passed our first year with top grades and we had a little party to celebrate (nothingto extreme dont worry).Love Bethan
Dear AlbertThings are going well here, I still miss Bethan a lot, but at least I know shes doing well as she gets intouch regularly (yes that is a hint). Boddony really appreciates the $100 you sent her for her grades,Ive some of it aside for her to use when shes older, the rest has been spent on new clothes.
Im sure it wont come as too much of a surprise to you to hear that Im pregnant again.
Mum has been making great advances with her skill building, shes now happy with her creativity andhas moved on elsewhere.
Berilia has started dating, I know shes a sensible girl and is looking for more than a casual relationshipbut I cant help but be worried about her (its a mothers right).
The boy shes dating has a rather worrying image.
I just hope she knows what shes doing, she seems rather smitten with him.
I will admit that underneath his hair, and his makeup and his clothes Kent seems to be a reasonablynice person and he does seem very keen of Berilia.
Although he does seem a bit too keen sometimes.
I think there may be something different about this pregnancy, Im feeling worse than I usually do.[Yes that is cheese cake, Im getting impatient.]
While shes not with her boyfriend Berilia is spending a lot of time with her little sister. She says shewants practise for when shes a mother herself (dad says he remembers me saying something verysimilar).
Did you know that dad has been making toys?Hes getting very good at it, and in my state I have nothing better to do than test them out.Love Angua
Anguas Diary - Day 23Today was Boddonys birthday.
She was fascinated by the changes to her body, Im going to have to sit her down very soon and haveThe Talk (hopefully itll be as easy as it was with Berilia).
Boddony is boy mad, and those clothes! I really do not approve! Im going to have to keep a close eyeon her to make sure she doesnt get hurt.
Anguas Diary - Day 24Today I went into labour for the fifth time. This time it was a little different. For a start it was moreintense.
It didnt take long for Beryl to be born.[Beryl is a common troll name as is used in Light Fantastic]
However the pain didnt stop with Beryls birth.
The second of the twins was another little girl who we named Black Aliss.[A very powerful and skilled witch, who once lived in a gingerbread cottage . Known deeds: sending awhole castle to sleep for a hundred years, turning a pumpkin into a coach etc. Bad temper, romantic,sweet tooth, dirty fingernails. Died when a couple of kids shoved her into her own oven. Something ofa legend among witches, and probably the most powerful till Esme came onto the stage. She neverappears in the books but is mentioned in The Light Fantastic, Wyrd Sisters and Witches Abroad]
Anguas Diary - Day 26Lifes been a bit busy recently what with two babies to look after. Today was a triple birthday. FirstBrutha became a teen.
I dont what he wished for (after all if he tells us it wont come true).
[I couldnt but laugh at this - Brutha grew up in a kilt Hahaha]
I was right when I said hed be a heartbreaker, he is a very handsome young man. Like Bethan he isless interested in girls and more interested in making friends. Also like his big sister he wants to oneday control this town (itll be interesting to find out who wins).[Brutha is another popularity sim with the lifetime want of becoming Mayor]
We let my parents carry them to the cake as I dont know how much longer theyll be around for, dadis certainly slowing down a lot.
As soon as they were toddlers Dada and I got on with teaching them the three most important skills.
[Black Aliss is a Scorpio, with 10 neat (Im cursed with this genetic abnormality, Angua was a freakwith 10 neat while neither of her parents had more than 5, and now 5 out of her 6 children also haveit), 7 outgoing, 8 active, 5 playful and 5 nice.No she didnt grow up in the black tux but it was the only outfit that seemed suitable for a littlewitch.]
[Beryl is a Virgo with 10 neat (cursed I tell you), 7 outgoing, 2 active, 0 playful and 8 niceThe twins are very nearly identical, which is something Ive never had before.]
Now that the twins are toddlers Berilia has decided to leave for university, shes getting impatient tostart her own family, but has promised to complete her education first.
Shes been such a help with her younger brother and sisters, Im really going to miss her. It doesnt getany easier to say good bye to my children.
Dear Mum and Dad,Bethan was very welcoming when I moved in with her and Jacqueline (who is a lovely person, youhave nothing to worry about mum). We spent a bit of time catching up with all the gossip.
Bethan has become really quite relaxed here, Ive even seen her heading to class in her pyjamas (butdont tell her I said so).
Like Bethan Ive joined your old Greek house, the guys were very welcoming, but I think Im going tocontinue living with Bethan rather than move in with them.
I think Ive met the man Im going to marry. His name is Geoffrey Bruty and hes a student here atUnseen U.Ill write again soonLove Berilia
Dear Mum and Dad,It was very nice to see you for the family reunion. Bethan didnt tell me about it before hand so I was abit of a surprise to come back from class and find you all in the kitchen.
After the party Bethan proposed to Jacqueline (she doesnt know Ive told you so promise youll actsurprised when she does).
I think Bethan must have been planning this for ages, its a really impressive ring.
Of course Jacqueline said yes, youve seen how much in love they are.
Not to be out done by my sister I proposed to Geoffrey.
He said yes (I really couldnt see him saying no) and has also agreed to move in with us. Apart from alittle difficulty with a cow mascot everything is going great.Love BeriliaP.S. Tell Boddony theres space for her in the house if she wants to join us.
With a picture of Alberts youngest child (and probably last child) I will end this chapter. Next timeAnguas brood will increase and hopefully the heir will be born (I dont like Bruthas personality).