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Chapter Five: Growing up Legacy part Two
When last we left the Familiars our heiress; Betty, had just turned teen. She rolled romance with
a want to WooHoo with twenty. We were thrilled.
Youngest Bob, had just turned into an adorable child, this time we really were thrilled.
And middle child Barbie, feeling neglected by all the festivities, went back to catching more
boots for the families produce stand. Again, we were thrilled.
Abe the perma plat house husband is meandering aimlessly between the garden, the produce
stand and the dogs that are constantly in need of baths.
Chloe's ghost finally made an appearance, doomed to dress as Captain Hero for all eternity,
Chloe is not a happy ghost.
It could be worse. Chloe could be forced to wear a diving suit for all eternity. Dina is still slowly
working her way up the adventure career ladder.
And the Dogs? Well they continue to get along famously.
One evening when we least expected it a member of the coalition of Ugly Sims for Uglacies
stopped by to plead the case of turning this legacy into an uglacy.
Oh wait no that's just a headmaster.
Barbie was brave and managed to greet him without being eaten. But after being greeted he
just walked off the lot. No goodbye, no you suck, no memories of Bob failing to get into private
school, he just left.
And though we were confused we were also relieved. We weren't sure if apes would eat
Abe set down his drink long enough to remind me that glitchy headmasters is another reason
why I don't do the home business thing. If the business is open when the HM comes they can
glitch into a customer and shop, if the business is closed they can glitch into a would be
customer and leave.
And so that was the end of Familiar Fruits, Vegetables, and Boots. The next day Abe closed
down the shop, stuck all the fresh produce back in his inventory where it will most likely be until
it's transferred to Betty's inventory.
I've built them an Orchard/Produce Stand on a community lot, but it will be at least another
generation before they can afford to purchase it. I kinda went overboard with it and they still
need to rebuild the house here before buying more property.
That evening Bob had a more successful headmaster visit from the "I have no interest in
anything so don't you dare try to talk to me, you little snot" headmaster. And Bob's in private
It's so not a thrill anymore, all my kids go to private school no matter how much money they
have or how badly their house sucks.
Dina there's no need to be suicidal, Bob got into private school.
Jeeze fortune parents, they go a bit overboard don't they?
"I was just trying to convince her to fulfill my want to call a repairman."
"It won't work honey, I've had that want for three weeks. Just watch, she'll make me repair it
after I help Bob with his homework."
You're max mechanical Abe, there's no reason to call a repairman EVER! Get over it already.
It's fall! Skill bonus time!
Time for everyone to get busy!
Yeah that's more like what I meant.
I finally broke down and bought the work stations even though no one was willing to roll a want
for them. Immediately after getting them both Dina and Abe rolled wants for all badges. I've
locked Abe's toy badge want so that hopefully soon we won't have to do the daily dog bath
Dina has finally reached her goal of becoming a Dread Pirate, all those long hours of practice in
the tub payed off in the end. She'll be a Dread Pirate for all of 48 hours, before she gets another
promotion. That does not stop her from spending the rest of her life replaying her days of glory
on the high seas every time she sees a tub.
"I get to keep the uniform, right?"
Sure, except the hat, I haven't found the hat yet.
Where ya going little guy? It's six am. If you're hungry you'll need to use the easy bake, your
parents won't be up for a few hours yet.
"Gotta compost the trash."
I've had more than my share of adults with compactor fixation. But this is the first kid I've had
with it. Just one reason why I love him.
"Yeah well you wouldn't love him so much if it was your head stuck in this pile of garbage fixing
Probably not, but that's why I have you Abe *hugs*
"What no cake! Betty got a cake, this is soo favoritism."
Betty only got a cake cause it was Bob's birthday too. It wasn't my fault he couldn't wait long
enough to use it. I clicked on you so you could get the swarm, I coulda just let you grow up
alone on your own with no fanfare or pictures.
Barbie rolled family and like her uncle before her wants to reach the top of the education career.
"I can't even have an original lifetime want. gah!"
Well this one you'll probably be able to achieve, if you want we can reset that to marry off six
children and you can die in aspiration failure rather than perma plat.
"Never mind I have better things to do than talk to you."
"Gotta practice for my first kiss want."
Well you just do that.
Not to be undone by her younger sister, Betty starts looking for a first kiss target as well. She's
gonna be picky about it though.
"I don't have time for teenage boys, I want to woohoo with MEN!"
Betty finally settles for fellow romancer, teen cashier Eric Buckingham.
"So can I see you again sometime?"
"I don't think so Eric, I just didn't want to embarrass myself in front of a real man by being
surrounded by stupid hearts."
Pet birth is so much calmer than sim birth, no fake screaming or yelling for Lady. She just
settles down into a sparkle of lights.
Maxi this has absolutely nothing to do with you and I don't want you to be upset, but we can't
have anymore extra dogs here. I think you're absolutely adorable and I know you're gonna make
someone a wonderful pet. In fact I know of a family on the other side of town that has twins that
are just about to grow up and as soon as they do they're gonna wanna get a puppy.
*chants to self* It's not like the real pound, it's not like the real pound.
I really have a hard time doing this. But I know the Boards are gonna love Maxi to pieces.
Sassy Familiar is a Gemini with a bit more balanced personality than her father, which is good.
She's not a total doofus, kinda hyper, friendly, aggressive and a pigpen. Another dog that will
start fights and need a bath everyday. Joy.
All those trees that Abe wanted come back and bite his kids in the butt. Betty hates to clean
cause she's sloppy, Barbie hates to do anything that requires movement cause she's lazy.
And then we have Bob, Wright love him.
Bob cheers every time I tell him to put something in the composter.
The other reason I love this kid is he loves to skill, and he's good at it. All right, maybe he's not
that coordinated but he racks up the body points for a scholarship in one go. Betty needed two
baths before she could complete her body skill and Barbie? well Barbie's still not done.
Winter has set in and the girls have one more thing to do before Betty can be sent to UNI. They
have to make friends with each other. Herculeam task here, they have nothing in common
except their extreme sibling rivalry.
They do eventually become friends. Here they are planning for all the toga parties and beer
bashes they are gonna have once they hit the greek house.
Betty's still able to give you headaches eh Dina? Not like you set that great of an example with
your constant buy me a bar fixation.
Snickers meantime is making friends with his future spouse. Win em while they're young, that's
Dina keeps on moving up the ranks of the Adventure ladder, thankfully she's a fortune sim and
wants to gain the skill points she needs in order to get to the top.
Unfortunately she's a lazy, playful sim with three bolt attraction to her stalking husband. I know I
told her to go practice charisma in the mirror.
"Betty needed a bubble bath so she shooed me out, sides this is more fun!"
There's FIVE bathrooms Betty! *head desk*
Barbie's ready for her first kiss, she's been practicing all winter, and she's sure she's got the
technique down pat.
She asks her best friend Juan on a date and he's more than happy to comply.
While Barbie's out talking up Juan; Betty is formulating a plan.
Betty and Barbie may be friends now but Betty is the romance sim and letting little sis have
even one male, even if it is one that Betty practically barfed in her hand over, just doesn't sit
Betty? Really a fire?
"They'll run in here and scream and shout and their hygiene will plummet and then Juan will
decide he needs to leave."
Not working, firetrucks are blazing outside, but neither Barbie or Juan is paying attention to
And Barbie scores her first kiss, while the firemen go running into the house.
*roll knowledge, roll knowledge, roll knowledge*
In a flash of lights it's time for Bob's Birthday! Come on Bobby roll knowledge and be the geek I
know you want to be!
Pleasure?! Pleasure?!? What the Frick Bob?! Pleasure?!?!?!
Bob rolls Pleasure, wants to be a Celebrity Chef.
I don't love you any more.
I'm outa here! I'm gone!
Send me a Taxi, I want MEN!
Betty's off to UNI she'll wait at the dorms till her sibs are ready to join her. See ya in a bit Betty.
"Laters! I saw a really cute guy in there and I'm off to fulfill my dreams."
Sassy does not look thrilled to be growing up.
"There are fortune sims here, you're gonna make me get a job now."
And it won't be showbiz.
Sassy is an interesting mix of genetics. She's got her father's coloring and ears with her
mother's fuzzy coat and tail.
Come on you lazy bums hop to it, you can do it. Barbie don't let an old lady beat you. And Dina
show the kid what it takes.
Barbie finally got her scholarship and she was so excited she fainted right in her hamburger.
Bob on the other hand has six scholarships completed already and so he continues to clean in
his spare time.
It's a monumental day for Lex. He arrives home from work and *poof* he's an elder!
Immediately everyone in the household rolls up wants for him to retire. Sims spend half their
lives wanting their dogs to get jobs, get promotions and earn money. Then as soon as those
dogs get old they go soft on em. Most sims don't even care half that much about their own
Old age seemed to calm Lex down a bit, he finally patiently waits with Lady for the mail lady to
And Lex is rewarded for his patience.
Awww! Good boy Lex!
He kinda grows on you eventually. Okay I'm a softie for the dogs. I can't help it.
Lex isn't the only one getting old. Abe's doing the elder dance as well.
He has to interupt Dina's skilling to make sure she approves of the grey hair. She does, now
Abe put down the pillow and please let Dina get back to work, she's almost done.
"Why am I doing this?"
Cause it's in your wants panel, along with take a bubble bath, buy a bubble blower and juggle.
"Can I stop yet?"
Yep you finally rolled a real want you can stop.
"Thanks I was getting dizzy"
Bob hits the gym in search of a hot date target. He bypassed Juliete Capp and Lillith Pleasant to
zero in on Jules O'Mackey
*Anyone else realize how many of the teenage girls in this game are red heads? In fact I don't
think there are any brown or black haired playable teen females. All of em have red or blonde
Bob and Jules have an interesting and confusing date.
He shows off his lunging skills,
She talks about her upcoming gaming tournament
But they scored their first kiss and she'll call him tommorrow to ask if he wants to go out again.
I honestly don't know if it was a good experience for them or not.
Meanwhile back at the ranch Barbie has one last major teen want before leaving for UNI
She and Juan will go steady for less than five hours.
Before she jumps in a Taxi and forgets about him for good.
Barbie will wait with Betty at the dorm till Bob joins them. See ya later Barbie.
"Yeah later! Ooh cute guy, maybe he'll want to get engaged."
Weren't you wearing that outfit when you moved into this house?
They really did a lot of recyling for the new career uniforms.
In other news International Sim of Mystery Dina Familiar did the elder dance on the sidewalk
today after work.
And immediatly went stalking her husband to make sure she was still sexy. Unfortunatly it was
after 9pm and Abe was asleep.
He was however more than happy to reassure her first thing in the morning.
That night Dina comes home perma plat! She's reached the top of the Adventure Career and
can spend the rest of her life playing in the tub for all I care.
"I'll hold you to that!"
I'm sure you will.
"You know washing a dog is a good time for contemplation."
Well in this house you have tons of time for contemplation then
"I mean really what is there for me to do still as a teen? How many times can I beat Dad at
chess or jump on the couch?"
"Besides, Barbie says they've got video games at the dorms. Sounds like a heck of a lot of fun
"Hey wait a second! These old bones take awhile to jog up the steps. You can't run off to UNI
without a wave goodbye!"
"911! 911! There's a thief on my porch! I came out here to wish my son good luck and I caught a
burgaler trying to sneak in!"
Umm Thieves usually take things they don't leave expensive stereos on the porch. Thanks
Juan, you can go now.
And with that Bob Familiar joins his sisters at the Dorms, we'll catch up to them shortly.
"Space Invaders! Awesome!"
Until then, Thanks for reading, and Happy Simming!