The Squeaky Clean Legacy, 16.3.b: Romanes Ite Domum II

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The Squeaky Clean Legacy, 16.3.b: Romanes Ite Domum II

  1. 1. Squeaky
Clean
Legacy,
16.3:
Romanes
Ite
Domum
 Part
II

  2. 2. In
Part
One
of
this
chapter,
we
returned
to
the
Romans
of
Pleasantview,
 largely
because
Flavius
insisted
and
he
has
connec=ons
around
here.

I
 promised
a
large
scale
weddingpalooza.

Onward!

  3. 3. Since
Cassius
got
back
from
college,
he’s
been
rolling
odd
wants.

Like
“Earn
a
 Skill
Point.”

I
am
so
proud.


 He
also
seems
to
have
acquired
some
of
his
father’s
cluelessness.
 Cassius:
What’s
with
the
dress,
De?

Special
occasion?

  4. 4. De:
Tee
hee!
 Sim
Me:

OW,
Cassius!
If
you
Punch
Me
that
hard
again
next
=me,
you
are
 going
right
through
the
wall.

  5. 5. Marcus:

Mom!

Mom,
look!
 Bunthorne
Goodytwoshoes:

Hello?

  6. 6. Marcus:

I
got
an
A+!

Gramma
helped
me
with
my
homework
and
I’m
smart
 and
I
got
an
A+
and
I
brought
home
a
friend
from
school!

Hey,
that’s
a
preVy
 dress.
 Bunthorne:

Yoo
hoo?

  7. 7. De:

Oh,
Marcus,
I
am
so
proud.

I
have
a
treat
for
you!

We’re
all
going
to
a
 community
lot
together!

Oh,
dear.
.
.
Your
new
friend
can’t
come
along.
 Marcus:

Eh,
he’ll
be
here
when
we
get
back.

  8. 8. And
so
it
is
=me
to
shuffle
off
to
the
Shuffle
Off
Wedding
Palazzo.
.
.


  9. 9. .
.
.
Opened
for
the
occasion
by
its
hard
working
proprietor.


  10. 10. I
keep
experimen=ng
with
wedding
community
lots.

It’s
probably
a
deep
character
 flaw.

And
I
like
ones
with
glass
walls,
though
this
can
be
a
bit
tricky.
The
cherry
trees,
 however,
stay.
 (Note
that
the
dance
floor
has
gliVer
balls
with
no
visible
means
of
support.)

  11. 11. The
Shuffle
Off
also
sells
those
glamorous
wedding
cakes,
and
the
owner
 tends
bar.

So
all
it
needs.
.
.


  12. 12. .
.
.
Is
a
really
good
DJ.
 Gilbert:

And
I
hope,
voyez‐vous,
that
it
is
not
tedious,
the
playing
over
 and
over
of
the
“Yahoo,
it
is
a
celebra=on”
song.
 Cassidy:

Heck
no!

  13. 13. I
think
he
meant
that.

  14. 14. And
so
the
liVle
Roman
family
party
arrives
at
the
Shuffle
Off.

  15. 15. Impa=ent,
De?
 De:

Just
make
everybody
get
in
here
and
sit
down.
 The
guest
list
is
mostly
simselves.

Good
luck
with
that.

  16. 16. For
one
thing,
Orikes
and
Ter=us
insist
on
dancing
together,
just
as
 though
they
couldn’t
do
it
at
home.

Lousy
three
bolts.

  17. 17. Marina’s
trying
to
sit
down,
but
someone
is
in
her
chair,
and
Tina
is
 holding
up
Marina’s
husband
Sabinus.

You
know
something
is
wrong
 when
Don
the
Zombie
is
the
well‐behaved
one.

  18. 18. And
let’s
not
even
men=on
the
idiots
out
at
the
dance
floor.

There
is
a
wedding
going
 on!

Do
you
mind?
 ***
 Roughly
lec
to
right:

Samara
Uglacy,
Doc
Nerd,
Dicreasy,
Candi,
Ephemeral
Toast,
 Stacilee,
Cassidy
as
the
DJ
and
Gilbert
tending
bar.

  19. 19. Oh,
well,
De,
I
gues
you’re
going
to
have
to
make
do
with
the
people
 actually
there.

  20. 20. Not
that
they
are
much
beVer.
Di’s
Victorians
seem
to
have
become
a
liVle
bit
 clumped.
 Theo:

Only
you’re
just
a
bit
in
my
line
of
sight,
Stanley.

I
do
wish
you
would
sit
down.
 Eddie:

Psst,
it’s
not
the
pub,
Stanley,
sit down.

  21. 21. Honestly,
I
try
to
set
a
good
example.

Flavius
even
managed
to
sit
down
 next
to
me.

I
don’t
know
what
ails
these
Sims.

  22. 22. Marcus:

I
wish
everyone
would
seVle
down
so
Mom
and
Dad
could
get
 married.

  23. 23. Augh,
disgus=ngly
sappy.

  24. 24. All
done,
AND
Stanley
even
found
a
seat!

That
wasn’t
too
hard,
now
was
 it?

  25. 25. Marina:

You
didn’t
show
the
big
red
ring
over
his
head.
 Oh,
Cassius
took
quite
the
liVle
Aspira=onal
hit,
but
it
doesn’t
seem
to
 have
affected
him.

  26. 26. He’s
probably
focused
on
the
cake
or
something.

  27. 27. De:

It’s
chooooocolate.

  28. 28. Oh,
come
on,
Cassius,
no
one
wants
to
hear
what
you’re
congratula=ng
 your
father
about.

Nothing
to
see
here.

  29. 29. In
law
inappropriateness
is
rife
at
this
wedding.

Purple
Bunny,
I
don’t
 think
you
should
be
telling
your
mother
in
law
a
dirty
joke.
 Purple
Bunny:

Joke?
 Orikes:

Shh,
shh,
I
want
to
know
what
comes
next.

  30. 30. There
is
also
much
Legacy
Sim
and
Simself
jollifica=on
on
the
dance
floor.

  31. 31. Theo:


             Don’t know much about dancin’, that’s why I gots this song,               One of my legs is shorter than the other and both of my feet’s too long;              Course now right along with ‘em, I got no natural rhythm:              But I go dancin’ every night, hopin’ I might get it right, cause I’m a             Dancin’ foool . . . .   














































































(“Dancin’
Fool,”
Frank
Zappa)           

  32. 32. Doc,
I’m
only
going
to
say
this
one
more
=me;
pick
one
and
s=ck
to
it.

I
 don’t
want
to
let
you
put
a
stake
in
poor
Ulysses’
fragile
liVle
vampiric
 heart.



  33. 33. There’s
nothing
like
a
good
door
jam,
is
there?

This
is
actually
the
line
to
 wash
up
plates.


  34. 34. Despite
this,
a
good
=me
was
had
by
all,
with
the
older
Simselves
and
 Romans
soaking
in
the
hot
spring.

  35. 35. Hope
you
don’t
mind
the
chaos,
De.
 De:

A
wedding
thrown
by
Cassbert?

Are
you
kidding?

  36. 36. De
and
Cassius:

sappily
sweet
in
a
really
scary
kind
of
way.

  37. 37. Gage
Uglacy:

So,
wazzit
take,
huh?

I
mean
I
mean.
.
.why
come
I
don’t
get
 nothing
and
he
gets
that
girl.

I
mean
whaevver
he
got
I
got
at
least
twice
of
it
 whaevver
it
is.
 Gilbert:

This
is,
how
do
you
say
it,
a
hard
town
for
the
Romance
Sims,
M.
Gage.

  38. 38. Titus
returned
home
to
the
official
Caesar’s
Palace,
though
his
father
 Domi=an
prefers
to
downplay
this
and
goes
by
“Mr.
Caesar.”

Titus
is
 actually
Penelope,
Ulysses,
and
Achilles’
first
cousin,
because
Domi=an
 married
Sophia’s
indolent
and
pleasantly
vague
younger
sister
Diana.

  39. 39. Ah.

It
looks
as
though
the
official
Marius
con=ngent
invited
themselves
 over.

  40. 40. Ter=us:

You
probably
don’t
remember
me
from
our
frat
days,
but
I’m
a
 Pleasure
Sim,
too!

 Domi=an:

Cool!

Sorry,
we’ve
been
meaning
to
get
that
bowling
alley
put
 in.

You’ll
have
to
come
back
later.

  41. 41. Penguingirl:

We
thought
that
if
we
strolled
by
as
the
Welcome
Wagon,
we
 could
s=ck
around
for
the
wedding.
 Domi=an:

Wedding?



  42. 42. Yes,
I
think
we’ll
be
having
one
of
those
any
moment
now.

  43. 43. I
think
this
dress
is
so
Meadow.

  44. 44. It’s
a
lovely
setup,
but
there
are
always
SNAFUs
when
I
throw
weddings.



  45. 45. I
wish
I’d
double
checked
on
the
formal
wear.

You’ll
see
a
lot
of
ladies
in
 their
wedding
dresses,
and
I
don’t
know
what
happened
to
Sophia’s
 formal
wear.

She
looks.
.
.
 Flavius:

Amazing.
 Well,
yes.

She’s
Sophia.

  46. 46. Algernon:

Your
wedding
dress
looks
so.
.
.

 Penelope:

So
WHAT,
Algernon?

My
dress
looks
so
WHAT?
 Algernon:


.
.
.
Nice?
 Penelope:

Oh.

Well,
that’s
beVer.



  47. 47. Once
again,
a
fair
number
of
people
seem
to
be
unclear
about
how
to
sit
 down.

  48. 48. Penelope
also
stubbornly
posi=oned
herself
right
in
front
of
the
bridal
 couple.

  49. 49. Or
it
could
be
that
she
was
enjoying
looking
at
her
mother
and
her
aunt
Diana
 siing
next
to
each
other.

I
know
I
was.
 (The
gentleman
siing
in
back
between
Jack
and
Achilles
is
Brandon
Broke,
 who
happened
to
be
strolling
by.)

  50. 50. Isn’t
this
preVy?

All
in
all,
it
was
a
lovely
ceremony,
and
I
don’t
know
why
 some
people
couldn’t
get
it
together
to
sit
down
or
dress
up
or
.
.
.

  51. 51. Scratch
that.

I’m
sure
they
all
had
perfectly
good
reasons.

  52. 52. Once
again,
it’s
Titus
who
gets
the
Aspira=on
points
for
marrying
 Meadow,
while
she
swoons
over
Achilles.

Never
mind,
she
did
roll
the
 want
for
a
baby,
at
least.

  53. 53. Penelope
seems
to
have
forgiven
Algernon
for
no=cing
that
she
was
s=ll
 in
her
wedding
dress
and
is
explaining
all
about
the
Legacy
ethos.

  54. 54. Or
something.
 This
is
why
I
did
not
allow
Algernon
and
Penelope
to
hang
around
 together
a
lot
in
college.

  55. 55. Way
to
go,
Ter=us,
stroll
in
front
of
the
happy
couple
right
during
the
 cake‐cuing.

  56. 56. Turning
the
camera
around
isn’t
much
beVer,
as
Meadow
tenderly
stabs
 her
loving
husband
in
the
eye.

  57. 57. The
blue
of
Orikes’
Waterford
Manor
and
the
wedding
theme
and
the
 pink
of
Meadow’s
dress
has
a
certain
Barbie
feel
to
it.

  58. 58. Flavius:

When
there
are
lots
of
Romans
having
lots
of
par=es
and
geing
 lots
of
face
=me,
I
feel
like
I’m
doing
my
job.
 I
think
some
people
are
puzzled
about
why
my
Simself
keeps
marrying
 Flavius.

  59. 59. Facial
expressions
like
this.

Honestly,
doesn’t
he
look
like
a
big
 enthusias=c
Spaniel?

  60. 60. Like
so
many
Sims,
my
Simself
is
uVerly
uninterested
in
the
ceremony,
 but
right
in
=me
for
the
cake.

You
must
admit
that
it’s
a
nice
looking
 cake,
though.

  61. 61. I
think
Penguingirl
chose
to
sit
with
Titus
and
Meadow
because
Titus
is
 Nelson
Penguino’s
grandson.

You’ll
no=ce
he’s
inherited
Nelson’s
elf
 ears,
which
are
fairly
unusual
for
a
Roman.

  62. 62. Diana
and
Domi=an
originally
bonded
over
games,
and
Domi=an
promised
that
 he
would
fill
their
house
with
them.

(He
was
somewhat
quiet
about
being
 Empress—I
think
he’s
just
as
happy
to
ignore
that
part.)


 He
kept
his
promise,
and
several
of
the
wedding
guests
got
hung
up
on
the
 Gamer
pinball
machine.

First
Purple
Bunny
‐‐‐

  63. 63. ‐‐and
then
Cassius
and
Jack.

  64. 64. It’s
not
unusual
for
my
party
throwers
to
be
in
bed
asleep
by
the
=me
 their
party
ends.

Meadow
and
Titus
didn’t
just
re=re
for
some
WooHoo —they
really
were
exhausted.

  65. 65. Obviously,
there
was
some
WooHoo
involved,
too.

  66. 66. Orikes:

I
didn’t
even
have
a
chance
to
go
home.
 There
may
also
have
been
a
few
=me
cheats
involved.



  67. 67. And
so
Meadow
became
the
mother
of
the
next
Caesar
boy,
though
there
is
 something
about
her
expression
that
creeps
me
out.
 Meadow:

Mine!

All
mine!

  68. 68. They
named
him
Vespasian,
who
was
of
the
same
dynasty
as
Titus
and
 Domi=an.

In
actual
history,
Vespasian
was
Titus
and
Domi=an’s
father,
 but
that’s
a
tad
confusing.
 Vespasian
has
his
daddy’s
brown
hair
and
his
mother’s
dark
blue
eyes.

 Once
again,
owing
to
the
rebuild,
my
Sims
are
homozygous.

There’s
 really
no
help
for
it.

S=ll,
I
think
the
results
wouldn’t
have
been
much
 different,
as
Titus
was
brown/black
and
brown/green.

  69. 69. Once
the
baby
was
born,
Meadow
really
began
ac=ng
like
a
Family
Sim.

  70. 70. In
fact,
Titus
insisted
on
giving
Vespasian
a
boVle
before
he
would
age
 him
up.

I
felt
a
bit
guilty
about
this.

It
was
clear
that
they
would
have
 liked
to
enjoy
their
baby,
but
I
really
am
worried
about
my
Legacy’s
stasis
 and
babyhood
is
something
I
don’t
really
miss.

  71. 71. Has
anyone
goVen
a
run
of
tuxedos?
A
lot
of
my
kids
are
aging
up
in
 tuxedos
these
days.



  72. 72. Anyway,
this
is
what
Vespasian
looks
like
acer
a
quick
trip
to
the
mirror.

 He’s
a
classically
neat
and
mean
Roman:

a
Taurus,
9/9/3/10/1.

  73. 73. Titus
loses
no
=me
in
geing
to
the
important
bit
of
Vespasian’s
 educa=on.

  74. 74. Titus:

What
did
Daddy
say
about
what
makes
a
Roman
Roman?
 Vespasian:

Plumbing.
 Titus:

Good
boy!

  75. 75. At
another
house,
another
wedding
is
taking
place.

To
look
at
him,
you
would
 scarcely
know
that
Algernon
is
Roman
at
all.

This
may
have
something
to
do
 with
his
father
Earnest’s
Knowledge
Sim
unconcern
with
outward
appearances.

 Or
it
might
have
something
to
do
with
running
out
of
Roman
aire
for
boys.



  76. 76. The
wedding
guests
are
mostly
Roman,
however.

Algernon’s
father
 Earnest,
once
of
my
favorite
grandchildren,
is
first,
next
to
Titus
Caesar;
 Flavius
and
I
also
came,
of
course.


 The
other
redhead
in
back
is
Danielle
Pleasant,
who
crashed
the
party.

  77. 77. Victoria
Goodytwoshoes
was
a
good
friend
of
the
bride
in
college,
and
as
a
Pop
 Sim,
she
loves
a
good
party.

So
of
course,
she
had
to
be
there.

And
naturally,
 Cassius
and
De
were
invited.
 You’ll
no=ce
that
the
guests
are
in
a
long
line?

That’s
because
while
this
house,
 designed
by
Bast
Dawn,
is
a
fabulously
playable
one,
there
isn’t
a
lot
of
room
 for
wedding
par=es
outside.


  78. 78. Madeleine
and
Algernon
didn’t
seem
to
worry
about
it
too
much.

  79. 79. And
neither
did
Cassius
and
De,
who
had
other
things
to
talk
about.
 Cassius:

Psst!

You
know
Rhys?
 Cassius,
do
you
really
have
to
ask
if
De
knows
Rhys?

  80. 80. Cassius:

You
know
who
he
can’t
stand?
 De:

No,
who,
who?

  81. 81. Cassius:

Spider
Jerusalem!
 De:

KKkkt!

No
way!
 Cassius:

Way!
 I’m
afraid
Rhys
and
Spider
Jerusalem
did
get
into
a
regreVable
early
 smackdown,
at
the
Legacy
house,
no
less.

  82. 82. Everyone
managed
to
make
it
inside
for
the
cake.

You’ll
no=ce
that
 Cassidy,
Algernon’s
adopted
brother,
invited
Gilbert
to
be
his
plus
one.

  83. 83. Some
people
don’t
know
when
to
go
home
from
a
wedding.

  84. 84. Some
people
don’t
know
how
to
behave
at
all.

  85. 85. Cassidy:

Algernon really seems happy.  Huh.

  86. 86. Cassidy:

Gilbert,
I
know
you
really
aren’t
the
marrying
kind
and
I
didn’t
 think
I
was
going
to
be,
but
I
really
do
love
you
and
I
don’t
want
to
be
 dropped
by
the
Matchmaker
and.
.
.


  87. 87. Cassidy:

And
even
though
the
guy
in
the
hot
tub
is
making
me
a
liVle
 nervous—
 Flavius:

Oh,
don’t
mind
me.

I
enjoy
eavesdropping
on
a
really
good
 proposal.
 Cassidy:‐‐
I
really
wish
you’d,
like,
get
engaged
to
me
anyway
and
I,
um,
 bought
you
something.

  88. 88. Cassidy:

I
thought
it
looked
nice.

It’s
a
present.

You
can
keep
it,
even
if
 you
don’t
want
to.
 Gilbert:

Cassidy,
I
do
not
keep
the
ring
without
I
also
keep
you,
cheri.

  89. 89. OK,
so
Gilbert
took
a
=ny
liVle
Aspira=onal
hit.

But
Cassidy
was
happier
 than
Gilbert
was
unhappy,
and
I
never
saw
any
meltdowns.



  90. 90. Gilbert:

Well,
yes,
it
is
the
“mee=ng
someone
new”
we
‘ave
in
common,
 n’est‐ce
pas,
M.
Marius?

  91. 91. Madeleine
had
her
and
Algernon’s
baby
boy,
Worthing,
shortly
 acerwards.

  92. 92. Algernon
is
actually
also
Marina’s
grandson—Marina
married
Sabinus,
 and
their
daughter
Poppaea
married
Earnest,
and
they
had
Algernon.
I
 know
she
will
be
pleased
to
have
a
red‐headed
great‐grandbaby.
 Worthing
is
actually
my
great‐great
grandson
on
on
one
side
and
my
 great‐great‐great
grandson
on
the
other
side.
Romans
marry
their
own
 rela=ves:
that’s
all
I
have
to
say
about
that.



  93. 93. Other
than
“isn’t
he
cute?”

  94. 94. D’aw.
 For
the
record,
Worthing
is
also
super‐Nice:
an
Aquarius,
4/1/6/8/10.



  95. 95. Cassidy
felt
that
the
house
was
geing
kind
of
full,
and
so
Gilbert
asked
 him
to
move
in.

And
then,
unbelievably,
there
was
yet
another
wedding.

  96. 96. Full
of
misbehaving
Romans
and
Simselves.
 Marina:

I
have
some
redheaded
great‐grandbabies,
trala
.
.
.


  97. 97. Cassius,
this
isn’t
the
same
old
thing
about
Rhys
and
Spider
Jerusalem,
is
 it?

  98. 98. Flavius:
Kkt,
that’s
hilarious.
.
.
Why
is
it
hilarious,
again?

  99. 99. Spider
Jerusalem:

Don’t
ask
me.

I
don’t
think
it’s
funny
at
all.
 Doc
Nerd:

Me
either.

  100. 100. Spider
Jerusalem:

And
this
old
broad
has
about
five
minutes
to
get
off
of
 my
lap
before
I
get
seriously
annoyed.

  101. 101. Gilbert
and
Cassidy
actually
had
to
hold
up
the
ceremony
.
.
.


  102. 102. Because
some
people
would
not
sit
down.
 Purple
Bunny:

My,
you’ve
grown
since
my
wedding,
Cassius.



  103. 103. I
gave
up
on
Denise
acer
a

while
and
just
moved
her
with
MoveObjects
 On.

  104. 104. And
some
people
s=ll
would
not
sit
down.
 Cassius:

And
he
beat
up
Spider
Jerusalem!

Do
you
believe
that?
 De:

Tee
hee!

It’s
just
as
hilarious
the
twen=eth
=me!

  105. 105. Flavius:

You’ll
have
to
excuse
him.

He
was
brought
up
in
a
barn.
 We
brought
him
up,
Flavius.
 Flavius:

You’ll
have
to
excuse
him.

He’s
a
special
snowflake
and
it
is
in
no
 way
our
fault.

  106. 106. Well,
no
one’s
going
to
ruin
this
part
of
the
ceremony,
right?

  107. 107. De:

I’m
bored
now.

I
think
I’ll
walk
right
in
front
of
the
arch.

  108. 108. Not
that
our
boys
no=ce
or
care.

  109. 109. Cassidy:

We
really
should
get
some
girl‐girl
and
boy‐boy
cake
toppers
in
 the
shop,
don’t
you
think?

  110. 110. Gilbert:

Now
this,
it
is
a
genoise.

You
know
the
genoise?

Esponge,
and
a
 buVercream
with
Italian
silk
meringue.

 Cassidy:

Mphm.

No
shop
talk.

  111. 111. Spider
Jerusalem:

Ah,
I
don’t
care
about
the
gossip
as
long
as
there’s
 kicky
bag.

  112. 112. And
Doc,
you’ve
just
made
Flavius
very
happy
by
being
someone
New
for
 him
to
Meet.

  113. 113. Cassidy:

Has
your
mother
said
anything
about
grandchildren?

  114. 114. Gilbert:

No.

It
is
probable
that
she
would
wish
for
grandchildren,
but
she
 knows
it
is
a
thing
impossible.

  115. 115. Cassidy:

Well,
maybe
not.

I
mean,
I
was
adopted.

I
was
taken
away
by
 the
Social
Worker,
so
I
don’t
remember
anything,
but
I
hear
my
father
 was
a
nasty
piece
of
work.

And
Dad
adopted
me
and
gave
me
a
chance.

 Maybe
there’s
a
kid
out
there
who’s
been
badly
treated—maybe
he
 deserves
a
good
educa=on
and
some
love,
too.
 Gilbert:

It
is
a
thing
to
think
of.



  116. 116. Cassidy:

Well,
we
don’t
have
to
think
about
it
right
now.

  117. 117. Hold
it.

I
thought
you
said
you
weren’t
going
to
think
of
it
now.
 Cassidy:

It’s
later,
isn’t
it?

I’m
sure
Gilbert
won’t
mind.
 And
thus
the
wait
begins.

It
takes
about
a
day
and
a
half
for
an
adopted
 child
to
show
up,
and
it’s
important
that
he
or
she
arrive
on
a
weekend,
 unless
you
want
to
face
grade
trouble
and
the
Social
Worker
showing
up
 again.

So
we
have
some
=me
to
kill.

  118. 118. Stanley:

Did
you
just
move
in?

  119. 119. Cassidy:

Yes,
I
just
moved
in
with
Gilbert.

We’re
wai=ng
for
a
child
to
 arrive.

I
hope
you
don’t
find
that
odd.
 Stanley:

Huh,
well,
if
you
knew
my
family
arrangements,
you’d
know
why
 I
don’t
find
that
odd
at
all.

I
don’t
even
live
with
my
liVle
girl,
but
I
see
 her
all
the
=me,
and
everyone
seems
to
be
happy
that
way.

  120. 120. Stanley’s
not
the
only
one
to
pass
by.
 Gilbert:

Mlle
.
.
.
Did
you
say
“Kiko”
Tellerman?



  121. 121. Gilbert:

And
perhaps
I
ought
to
know
you,
Mlle.?
 Dicreasy:

I
believe
you
have
one
of
my
Sims
on
the
premises.

  122. 122. Dicreasy:

Can
I
tell
you
how
much
I
admire
you,
Stanley?
 Stanley:

No.

  123. 123. At
last
the
new
adopted
boy
arrives.

  124. 124. Boy:

Mr.
Jacquet?

The
lady
sent
me.

She
said
you
wanted
a
boy.

My
name
is
 Zane.
 Gilbert:

I
.
.
.
am
not
remembering
this.

And
how
does
this
come
to
be?

  125. 125. Zane:

Well,
I
was
staying
with
this
very
nice
lady
named
Donna,
and
we
 read
together
on
the
couch,
and
I
never
went
to
school,
and
I
wasn’t
=red
 of
ea=ng
popcorn
yet.

  126. 126. Zane:

And
then
this
other
lady
came
to
get
me.

  127. 127. Zane:

Am
I
really
supposed
to
be
someone’s
boy?

Can
I
come
back
and
 stay
with
the
nice
lady?

  128. 128. Social
Worker:

No,
you
may
not.

  129. 129. Don’t
worry,
Zane.

Donna
Lothario
is
quite
fond
of
boys.

You’re
just
a
bit
 out
of
her
age
range,
but
I’m
sure
one
of
them
will
keep
her
company.

  130. 130. Zane:

So
the
other
lady
brought
me
here.

But
I
guess
it
was
all
a
mistake,
 and
I
don’t
want
to
be
a
bother,
so
.
.
.


  131. 131. I
don’t
think
you’ll
be
a
bother,
Zane.
 Social
Worker:

Bye‐bye,
boys!

  132. 132. Zane
also
quickly
makes
friends
with
his
other
daddy.

  133. 133. Zane:

I
know
I
must
have
had
a
mother
and
a
father.

I
just
don’t
 remember
anything
about
them.

And
some
name
like
De.
.
.
Dev.
.
.
 Cassidy:

I
know.

I
don’t
remember
mine,
either,
except
for
a
name
like
 Vet‐something.


 ‐‐It’s
probably
best
not
to
try
to
remember,
Zane.

We’re
your
family
now.
 Zane:
But
‐‐‐

  134. 134. Gilbert:

I
think
it
will
not
do
any
harm,
just
this
once.

  135. 135. Zane:

Is
that
cake?


 ‐‐I
don’t
think
I
ever
had
cake
before.
I
know
I
would
have
remembered
cake.



  136. 136. Gilbert:

There
is
more
cake.

Today
you
are
a
Jacquet,
yes?

And
so
begins
 the
educa=on
of
your
palate.

  137. 137. Cassidy:
Oh,
God,
don’t
talk
cooking
to
the
poor
kid,
Gil,
he
just
got
here.

  138. 138. Zane:

But
Mr.
Jacquet—
 Gilbert:

Papa—
 Zane:

Um.
..
Papa.

I
don’t
understand.

I
like
eggs,
but
I
don’t
understand
 why
they’re
so
important.

You
just
fry
them,
right?

  139. 139. Gilbert:

(sharp
intake
of
breath)

  140. 140. Gilbert:

Ah,
enfant.
It
is
clear
you
have
much
to
learn.


  141. 141. Many
thanks
to
the
writers
whose
Simselves
and
Sims
I’ve
borrowed:
 Doc
Nerd:

VeFnari Dualegacy:
Cassidy,
Spider
Jerusalem,
and
her
simself;
 Marina/Smoothiequeen:
Villainous Apocalypse,
Rhys
Fitzhugh
and
her
simself;
 Purple
Bunny:
PiraFcal Legacy,
Jack
and
Eddie
Buccaneer
and
her
simself;
 Orikes:
Pseudo Legacy,
her
simself;
 De/Fireflower
314:
Morgan Legacy,
her
simself;
 Ben/Blite27:
Ten Caesars,
Flavius
and
Cassius
Marius;
 Dicreasy:
Victorian Legacy,
Eddie
and
Stanley
Legacy,
Theodore
Harrison,
and
her
simself;
 Candi:
Chili Catastrophe,
Don,
Samara,
and
Gage,
and
her
simself;

 Penguingirl,
Penguino Legacy;
Ephemeral
Toast,
RubyBlue,
WriterTina,
Stacilee,
and
other
 simselves—
 And
special
thanks
to
Peasant007,
Devereaux Legacy,
for
allowing
me
to
give
Zane
a
happier
 life.


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