Welcome to Part Two ofImprismed, where ourtheme is that of colorand the movement fromdarkness to full light.In addition to thefamiliar LegacyChallenge rules, hereinreferred to as guidelines,there are an additionalfive rules, mostlypertaining to color andits use in the story, thathave been set up. Theyare outlined in Part Oneif you are interested inreviewing them.
Generation Two is theblack generation andthey have recentlyarrived at University.Obsidian Geebiv, ourheir, and hisunauthorized twin,Ebony, were bothdropped off by theirfather Roy.According to Rule #5,Ebony should not beplayed, but I wanted herscholarship money tobuild a Greek House soshe has a short reprieve.
Their transition outfitswere less than stellar.Ebony’s might have beenable to hold its own withthe amount of black ithas, but Obsidianneeded a definitechange.
Much better. Much,much better. The blackjust…I don’t know…slimshis lips?
Ebony kept a little of theblue in her skirt, but shealso fared better.
The kids got settled intotheir dorm rooms, whichwere not changed at allsince they are only goingto be in the dorm asFreshman and theirmoney will be betterused elsewhere.
They discussed gettingout and meeting newpeople.This seems as good a time asany to review stats.Obsidian:2/9/2//6/7 LibraFamily / PopularityLTW: Education MinisterOTH: Arts & CraftsT-O/O: Jewelry-Creativity/StrengthEbony:2/8/2/6/7 LibraPopularity / KnowledgeLTW: Rock GodOTH: Arts & CraftsT-O/O: Glasses-Mechanical/Red Hair
Obsidian wasn’t tookeen on the idea. Histeen girlfriend, DemiHowe, had also enrolledat Sim State and was inthe dorm down the road.She had arrived alongwith their friends JackWolesko and MeredithChan.
They also took sometime to show off theirdance skills. Of whichthey have none.
To be fair, they grew upwithout a stereo athome, so the dorm reallywas their firstopportunity to rock out.
It wasn’t long beforeObsidian invited Demiover so they could getreacquainted.
It didn’t take much forthe hearts to fly again.
Though there wereothers in the dorm whofound Obsidianattractive, includingMelissa Jayapalan here,
and Jordan Cormierhere, who both have twobolts with him, just likeDemi.I would love it if he fellfor Jordan because shehas a different facetemplate and green eyes,but I’m not so fond ofthe black hair so early inthe family line, so we’llstay hands off and seewho he chooses.
Ebony had also foundsomeone. She decidedto give Audrey Shibata amakeover in the hopesof increasing their onebolt of attraction.
While the addition ofglasses made both ofthem happy, it didn’t doJack Diddley for theirboltage. But, Ebonyhasn’t shown interest inanyone else, female ormale, so again, with ahands off policy we’llleave her to decide whatto do about it.
With that, the end offirst semester rolledaround. Both twinsfinished with an A+ and$1200 to add to theirGreek House funds.
Obsidian started thenew semester with a visitto Demi, where theycouldn’t leave each otheralone. *eyeroll*
Eventually, surfing theweb got boring for Demiand she tried to getObsidians attention.
Turns out his blog andchat session were moreinteresting at themoment and she wasdutifully ignored as hetapped away at the keys.Not unlike my husbandand son feel on a regularbasis, I’m sure.
Taking matters into herown hands, she startedto chat up one of herdorm mates, whichObsidian finally tooknotice of and did notappreciate.I’m not sure if Demi everthanked the poor schlepfor being relationshiprestoration fodder. Sheaccomplished hermission though.
Still suffering from onebolt attraction, Ebonycornered Audrey andput the moves on her.Notice how sharp andclear and red the swirlyhearts are? The sharp,clear, red ones indicate…
…REJECTION! In whichcase they turn purpleand bruised looking.Even the video game wasall ONTD! that Ebonywas shot down.It was heart breaking forher, and she cried later,but I didn’t bother withpictures, because , well,Rule #5 and all.
In the meantime,Obsidian was exploringother options forrelationships. Not thatit was encouraged, but itwasn’t discouragedeither. After all, he’sonly a Freshman. Heneeds to be sure of whathe wants.
Things are not lookingtoo good for totaldedication to Demi atthis point. The onlything she has in herfavor though is that hisexplorations seem to beheld in secret at the backside of the dorm.
Before we knew it, thesemester was over again.Freshman year finished,it was time to look for agood plot for the GreekHouse.
He and Ebony packed upthe few items they hadaccumulated, said theirgoodbyes and moved on.
To an empty plot nearthe park and down thestreet from the otherFraternities andSororities.Ebony seems to think it’sa good thing Obsidianhas so many friends sotheir Greek House willbe “teh awesome!”
And as she finished hercongratulations,Kaleidoscope House wasbuilt. Well, what theycould afford was builtanyway. It willeventually have windowsbut they have to finishthe semester and gettheir grants first.
The biggest, mostimportant addition tothe Greek House weretwo double beds.Demented purple heartswere flying everywhere.
I was a little pleased tosee that despiteObsidian’s minordalliances, he choseDemi to christen hisbed.
The next order ofbusiness was a togaparty, where no oneshowed up in a toga,under aged friends wereinvited, and Obsidiandecided to forgo thelines to the bathroomand take a sponge bathat the open floor plankitchen sink.It was a good partyanyway.
By the end of thesemester they were ableto afford wall coverings.As you can see, dancingskills improved.But the real reason forthis shot is to show yousome of the simplelayout of the house.Obsidian is dancing inthe great room, basicallyin the kitchen. Thedoors lead to bedrooms.
The other side of theroom leads tobathrooms.Next semester grant, onewill hold toilets and theother showers. Rightnow there’s only one ofeach in one of therooms. We’re hoping toprevent bathroommothing during togaparties.All the interior doors areglass because they werethe cheapest black onesin my catalogue.Pretend they are not seethrough like the goodsims do.
We’ve also added a letterto our Greek Houserepresenting the charter.Actually, Ebony went outan got it somewhere. Idon’t ask, she doesn’ttell.
Demi has remainedObsidian’s one eventhough he has flirtedwith a few others andkissed a few more. Ithink they’ll last, so nexttime they rollengagement wants, I’lllikely fulfill them.They’re both Juniorsalready, so it’s time.
Oh crap! They’reJuniors. Better get thoseportraits painted for thehouse. Also need tocheck our pledges andsee who we can move inSenior year.
With eight creativitypoints, it wasn’t longbefore both portraitswere completed andhung.
University isn’t myfavorite EP and I dislikeplaying it. It’s too long.In fact, I use the CollegeAdjuster to speed it up abit.One of the things thatreally drives me crazy isthe “Visit Campus”action . It’s nice thatthey can get food forthemselves, but itusually ends up withuneaten pizzaeverywhere. Then itturns green.
The second thing thatdrives me crazy are thecows. Luckily, there is ahack for that and I use itliberally.
The semestersprogressed. Obsidianand Ebony studied,invited people to pledge,held parties, influencedpledges to clean up andwrite their term papers,and kept their fun andsocial levels in checkwith a game of redhands.I should explain myspeed method. Studentshave to gain any skillpoints needed, attendclass once, and writetheir term paper, then Iset hours to final examto 2.
Final decisions on theplaceholder werenarrowed down to JulieCarr, the cheerleader,and Melissa Jayapalan,Obsidian’s College-Ho-on-the-side.He has two bolts withboth of them and is alsoat crush status withboth. Moving one inwill be a last minutething out of necessity.
Some final studyingtook place, and a lastterm paper was written.
A cow was convinced toleave the premises andforever stay away.
A final toga party washeld where no one camein togas again andObsidian and his love,Demi escaped outdoorsfor some one on onetime.
They’re so cute together,and I find it quiteappropriate that both ofthem have an outfit intheir inventoryrepresentative of thecoming generation. Itmust be fate.
When fate calls, I try toanswer, so Obsidiandropped on his knee andpopped the age oldquestion.
Demi said yes, of course.They are so freakin’ cutetogether!
The next day, Obsidianfinished his final finalexam.
Uma was still too upsetover the burglar tonotice when she wasintroduced.Shortly thereafter,Obsidian invited her tomove in and weddingplans were made for thenext day. We don’t wastetime here in Spectrum.Demi’s stats:5/5/3/8/4 TaurusFortune / (not chosen)LTW: City PlannerOTH: GamesTO/O: Black hair – HardWorker / Grey hair
The guests were invited.You’ll notice both Julieand Melissa are there.Recipe for disaster #3:1. Set ACR to spouse only and assume all will be well.2. Invite former College Ho’s to wedding hoping to wreck crushes with them.(recipe to be continued…)On to the wedding.
Obsidian and Demimade their way to thearch and prepared toexchange their vows.
Though Julie did findtime to clap for thehappy couple, whileMelissa chatted up thefather of the groom.Notice she is wearingblack. This should havebeen sufficient warningthat all would not bewell in the future.
These guys are stillfreakin’ adorablethough, especially if youignore the glitchy armtrying to removeObsidian’s liver.
The wedding party was agreat success, as you cansee here after thewedded woohoo bliss.Did Bon Voyage takeaway the limohoneymoon? The limonever came for themeven though it was a roofraiser.
She came back to kickover the trash can.Luckily, Roy was stillawake, cleaning up fromthe wedding and roacheswere avoided.
Julie was not pleasedeither. I guess clappingfor the happy couple wasjust an act on her part.
She came by the nextmorning and stole thepaper.
Between the two ofthem, it got bad enoughthat I moved the trashcan behind a locked gateso the family would stopgetting roaches.Roy and Uma approved.
Speaking of Roy andUma, they’re stillawesome. They’re allautonomous with eachother and it’s so cute.I played with thelighting in the gardenwhile they were outthere dancing and reallylove how this picturecame out.
Wedded woohoo paidoff and GenerationThree let it be knownthat it was on the way.Demi looks surprisedthat she is pregnant, butI think she’s moresurprised that ithappened so quicklybecause she was hopingfor some quick jobpromotions first.Fortune sim.
Obsidian took it all instride and showed hismessy side by lipping itfrom the milk cartoneven though he has eightcooking points andcould make himselfwhatever he wanted toeat.Of course, he didn’tknow the Recipe forDisaster #3…
3. Happily monitor other members of the household and fail to notice College Ho let her self in.4. Hear the evil “fall out of love” BOING! and quickly pause game to find out what the heck just happened.5. Notice heir being yelled at by spouse while College Ho turns back on entire situation.
6. Check College Ho and notice her expression says, “if I can’t have him, NO ONE WILL!”7. Observe helplessly as spouse slaps heir silly and relationship scores tank. Yes, there are flames of hatred in Demi’s panel for both Obsidian and Melissa.
8. Sit back in stunned amazement as beloved heir autonomously apologizes to College Ho with his big gaping maw smiling.
9. Continue speechless amazement as he leaps into her arms for comfort.10. Gigglesnort as it looks like he nearly knocks her over in his exuberance.
11. Gigglesnort some more as College Ho refuses a higher level flirt from stupid, misguided heir.
Uma was so distractedby what was occurringinside the house that shedidn’t even show us thedoo hickey when shetopped her career.Not really, I was sostunned that I missedcapturing it.
Eventually, Obsidianrealized theramifications of what hehad done. The familyleft him alone tocontemplate. Also,Demi wouldn’t allowhim in their bed andsince she was pregnantand had done nothingwrong, she gotpreference.I still have no idea whatactually started thewhole episode. I assumeit was some kind of ACRflirt, perhaps a kiss.Memory panels showedme nothing more than“cheated on Demi withMelissa”.
In the midst of theawkward silences thatpermeated the housewhen everyone wastogether, Ebony stoppedby. She spent a lot oftime involved in theprograms on television,all the while with asomewhat sad look inher eye.
With generation three on the way, due to be bornthat night, it was time for some remodeling. PerRule #2 a room had to be added in their color. Iadded an entire floor. There is a new nursery inthe upper left corner, a great room currentlyholding exercise equipment and career rewards,and Obsidian and Demi’s master bedroom withen suite bath. There’s also a double staircaseleading to the ground floor. The downstairs also needed a bit of rearranging. Obsidian and Demi’s old room became the music room and the living room was moved around to accommodate the stairs.
I also changed the outside of the housebecause red brick is much nicer thanblack siding. The back has a small porch as well where the chess table was moved. The small garden is in the back corner of the yard.
Roy really enjoyed thejukebox as he got hissmustle on.
Not for long though,because Demi startedhollering with the painsof childbirth. Everyonecame running.
The men were there firstand in true fashion wereof no help whatsoever.
Demi twirled on herown and all was right intheir world.
Everyone was ecstaticabout the newest Geebiv,regardless of the recentproblems that plaguedher parents.
Meet Scarlett Geebiv,Generation Three heir.Her color is red, so herred hair is fitting. I’mstill confused about theeyes. Her mother’s arelight blue and herfathers are either thesame or gray. They’retoo close for me to call.Because I fail. I’m prettysure that Scarlett has hergrandfather’s gray eyesthough.
This picture is herepurely to show that theGeebivs are keeping upappearances for theoutside world. Thatloving family portraitwith Demi, Obsidianand Scarlett? It’s a lie.
But, life goes on.Obsidian is a goodfather, autonomouslyinteracting with Scarlettand taking pretty goodcare of her.Scarlett sends himtelepathic messages andlets him know that hebetter make things allright by the time shegrows up and is evenmore aware of what isgoing on between herparents.
Meanwhile, the twoCollegeHo/Troublemakers keepletting themselves in.Things have calmeddown a bit and therehasn’t been anymoreslapping drama.
Though Melissa wasballsy enough to use thebathroom attached toDemi and Obsidian’sbedroom rather thanone of the two that aredownstairs and moreeasily accessible.
She’s also wormed herway deeper into thehousehold by staking aplace on Roy’s friendslist. Poor man, hedoesn’t realize what she’sdone to his son anddaughter-in-law. He’sstill looking for 20besties.
Uma loves Demi though.They’re great friends.She even goes so far tocongratulate Demi onmarrying her son.
Demi informs her ofwhat a jerk her son hasbeen recently.Uma is shocked.Shocked, I say!
Demi further explainsthat they are no longerbest friends.
And it’s all because ofthat College Ho, Melissa,who she’s been aware ofsince college.
While Uma is furthershocked, Demi hopesthat it all won’t end indivorce.
Obsidian is makingattempts to repair therelationship, but Demi isnot quite ready to gothere just yet.
Obsidian is worried. Heshould have thoughtabout his FAMILYbefore, then he wouldn’tbe in this predicament.
He likes to sing the blueswhen it gets to be toomuch.Roy accompanies himwhen he’s able to.
He takes anyopportunities he can totalk about the roughroad they’re on and isslowly making progress.
He even rolled the wantto study couplescounseling, thinking itwould help them out.
It raised their scoreshigh enough to answertheir ACR timers whenthey went off.Obsidian fell back inlove. Demi still needstime. There are no moreflames, but her scoreswith him are onlyslightly above zero.
Relationship on themend, it was time forScarlett to transition to atoddler. A small partywas held, with Julie andMelissa notably absent.
And the cake glitchedwhen Obsidian decidedhe just had to have apiece.
All was well though withthe quick purchase ofanother cake and a twirland sparkle in the air.Scarlett is a Libra, likeher Daddy and Auntiewith a 2/9/2/10/9 pointspread.With that, I believe we’llleave the Geebiv’s alonefor a bit. We’ll be backwith Part 2.2 in a bitwhere Scarlett will gether makeover and we’llfind out if Obsidian andDemi have been able toreconcile their marriage.