Reality Bites: An OWBCChapter Eight: End of an Age
Previously on Reality Bites...Rhapsody went on a world tour with a traveller named CharlieVijayaker. She learned to fire dance on Twikki Island, before realisingshe was falling for him on their last night on the beach. The pair ofthem travelled to Takemizu Village, where they got addicted to Tai Chiand kimonos, which is where Rhapsody proposed and the pair of themmarried. At their final stop, Three Lakes, Charlie dyed his hair blue, thepair of them went log-rolling, carving their initials into trees, andmeeting Bigfoot, before returning home to start the final generation...Which brings us up to right now!
“I thought your mother was going to kill me when I told her wed gotmarried abroad.”“She would have killed me. I suggested it, didnt I?”“But I dont think shes keen on me corrupting the innocence of herbaby girl.”“Thats just a parent thing,” Rhapsody said, smiling, “its feels sostrange to be back in my own bed after months of hotels and tents.”
“I know, theres nothing quite like it,” Charlie pulled Rhapsody close,“so I shared the world with you and now I share your bed. That was apretty successful world tour, no?”Rhapsody giggled a little, “Stop being sentimental and get somesleep.”
Things hadnt changed much in Rhapsodys absence. Ben was stillsunbathing in a wetsuit, for instance.
Peter still wanders by sometimes. Wait a second...
Who are you and why are you stealing Peters image?I honestly thought it was Peter when this dude walked past.
We didnt invite the Peter-Impersonator into the house. Instead,Charlie got to work on the junker car we need to fix up for the FreetimeBonus.
Of course, Charlie isnt repairing the car on his own. Rhapsody helps,forming a husband-and-wife team.Which is pretty cool. Theres nothing quite like fixing a car with yourtrue love, is there?
Its so blue!I long ago officially decided blue was Charlies official colour, so Im notsure why its a big deal the car is blue.Speaking of colours, most of my OWBC sims have their own colours –Rhapsodys is either blue or white.
Rhapsody also grows into Meadows old habit of wearing clotheswithout pregnancy morphs.Doesnt matter, I have back-up clothes for Rhapsody to wear. But thefirst baby of the last babies is almost here!
I cant remember why I have this picture, but its probably something todo with the way Charlie is standing with his back to the glitched geniedust.It is a rather ominous shade of purple. And Charlies glitched eyes inthis picture dont help.
Charlie later comes inside and gets distracted.“Hey, look baby! Im your Dad! Hello!”Also, Charlie seems to spend a large amount of time in his underwear.
I also finally build the secret-bookcase room. It goes into a room full ofthe family pictures.
Rhapsody later went into labour.Yes, I know the birth came round quickly-“No excuses! No time!”Also, this is the Bad Apple. Its been the middle child for two generationsnow, so Ive just decided to break the trend.
Meet Bad Apple Oscar.Do you remember when I said I had a normal name picked out forOctopus, all those chapters ago? And I forgot it at the time? Well,Oscar got Octopuss original name.
Rhapsody and Charlie wasted no time getting started on the nextchild.
With the P baby (or babies) on the way, Charlie gets out of bed tospend time with his son.Which is nice.
Sooner or later, Oscar grows into a toddler. Bask in his adorable-ness!Like most of my sims, bad apple or not, he starts dancing.
Following Oscars transition to toddler, the P-baby was born. Welcomebaby Patrick!
After that, Charlie and Rhapsody get straight back to working on thatlast baby.Got to finish this challenge somehow, right?
Good to see some things never change, right? Like a baby, growingup moments, mere slides, after they were born.Problem is, I took this pictures months ago, and no longer know whathappened when...oops? I just avoided writing the chapter because itmeant things were over...
Also, it was time for Oscar to grow up. With no cake. Because hes thebad apple, and for some reason, they never get cake.
Which means you end up with this. A bad apple being nice to hisyounger, toddler brother.Speaking of the toddler, I havent shown you what Patrick looks likeyet.
Here he is! Hes an interesting mixture of Charlie and Rhapsody, Ithink.An adorable mixture :D
Now Oscar was a child, he was big enough to make all kinds oftrouble.Or, you know, just catch butterflies out in the garden. Thats fine, too.Seems the Mirrors get to keep their tradition of tame bad apples.
Later that evening, Rhapsody starting showing signs of the final baby.Or babies. Because the pregnancy scanner say its twins.
Now is probably a good time to drop in on some spares. While I donthave any pictures of Peter doing very little with his life, I think you getthe idea, right?Logan, however, got married. To this young lady, Michelle Tse. I adoreher. His flirting with a telescope also caught up with him...but wellmeet the babies later.
Speaking of babies, Cara is expecting one. Yaaay!
Yes, the quick spare visits were just a distraction from Rhapsodys lackof pregnancy.Shhh. Its a secret.Besides, Im sure you cant wait to meet the C babies!
Everyone in the room seemed to be holding their breath.“The first ones a boy! Meet Chris everyone!”
Chris was shortly followed by his twin sister, Cherry.Which meant the OWBC pregnancies were over, and all that was leftto do was raise the children.
Like Patrick. Who has been ignored for most of his toddler years,bless him.
“Im all grown up! Yay! Im going to go play on the play stuff withOscar!”Patrick is awesomely adorable still.
After playing on the playground, I could have sworn Oscar got lost. Hewandered the graveyard aimlessly for a while.Why? Because hes the bad apple, of course.
He found his way home, eventually. Charlie was waiting for him, ofcourse. Not pouring soup into fountains, not at all.
Pretty soon, it was time for the twins to grow into toddlers. Glitched up,of course.“Look, our kids are so awesome they float.” Charlie decided.“Its a talent!” Rhapsody insisted, “I blame the ninjas we met abroad.”
Oscar spent the entire candle-and-cake moment with his eyes glitchedup.Sigh. Of course our bad apple would want to scare his siblings bylooking like a demon.
So this is what they look like now! When theyre not running around inouterwear or glitching their eyes.Cherry looks a lot like her mother, while I think Chris takes most of hisfeatures from Charlie, I think. Apart from his nose, maybe?Anyway, these are the children of the end.
“Meadow...are you holding the door open so my children can escape?”“No...whatever gave you that impression?”
At some point, Ben collapsed. I dont know how it happened,apparently he need more sunlight – though he had been gardening allday, as well as his routine sunbathing.
But its okay. He lived.“Did I just...take a nap on the pavement? Was I drunk or something?”
Shortly after, (very shortly, I know) the twins grew into children.Chris looks a bit like both of his parents.
While there is no denying that Cherry is her mothers daughter. Shealso starting dancing like her mother did at her age.
Which, of course, meant family smustle time.“You kids,” Ben sighed, “Chris, your out of time, and Cherry...what areyou doing?”I guess some of the kids were destined to dance like their UncleLogan does?
And in all of the dancing confusion, Oscar grew up.He rolled family.
Oscar chose his own outfit...which I cant really explain much. A tieand weird sports trousers? Only in an OWBC, I guess.
“Mum?” Cherry asked, innocently, “are you trying to rip Dads heartout, or have you just got your hands stuck in his coat again?”“Um, Cherry,” Oscar whispered, “I think we should go...I dont thinkthey can hear us...”
As the days wore on, and the end seemed to be nigh, OWBCbehaviour continued.Such as hula dancing.
And birthdays that take place when everyone except me is looking.Patrick, such a quiet sim, didnt really attract much attention as a child.He rolled fortune.
Later that week, all of the cousins met.Well. The younger cousins met. Oscar and Patrick were having waytoo much fun on the swings.“I really want a goldfish, I think it would be awesome!” Vincent Tse wassaying.“How did we even get onto this conversation?” Chris asked.
“Vincent likes fish. He has to, hes going to be a pirate someday.”Sapphire Mirror said. She was Birch and Caras daughter.“Well, why dont we carry on talking about what we were supposed tobe talking about?” Cherry offered, “the end?”
“What is the end?” George Tse asked, shyly. He was Logans alienson.“Once we all grow into teenagers, there is no more.” Chris insisted.Cherry raised an eyebrow, “Dont scare them.”“How do we avoid the end?” Vincent questioned.
“Maybe we should pack our bags and get out?” George offered.“Thats a neat idea,” Cherry commented, “see the world like myparents did!”“I want a family one day,” Sapphire added, “not travel, though.”“I guess we dont all have to go...” Chris began.
“Bless them,” Patrick smiled, fondly, watching his cousins discuss theend, “hey, Oscar, what are you planning to do after the end?”His question wasnt answered, “Oscar?”
“Wheeeeee!” was the only answer Patrick got after that.
Shortly after that, the twins grew into teenagers.
And that was it...the challenge was over.The End had arrived.
But before we go! Generation Three!(L-R) Sapphire, Oscar, Cherry, Patrick, Chris, Vincent & George.
“This is it now, guys! Thanks for reading and stuff, but were outta here!” Cherry yelled intothe microphone, “You dont have to go home, but you cant stay here!” Thanks for Reading and Stuff!