Evangeline was outside when shefelt that familiar feeling in herstomach.
“BABY‟S COMING!”“I can see.”“Aw man, Dominic! You‟reblocking my view!”“What is mummy doing?”
“HELLPPPP!”“What am I supposed to do?”“Dominic, you‟re a rubbishhuband!”“Look, something moreinteresting!”
“AHHHH!”“Come on woman, push!”“Dominic, calm down...”“....”
Evangeline popped out a baby girlwho they named Lauren. Laurenhad green eyes and brown hair...And unusually pale skin...
“Look at her, Dom. Her skin... It‟sso pale...” said Evangeline,handing Lauren to him.
“You‟re right, it is.”“I‟ll phone the hospital...”
“Hello? My daughter... She‟s justbeen born and her skin... It‟s sopale.”“It’s a rare condition, butshouldn’t affect her life too much.Try not to let her go out in thesun, she will burn easily andprobably get skin cancer. You’llneed to drop by the pharmacistand pick up a special sun-screen.”
“Whoosh!”“Hol, it‟s time for bed. Put theplane in the bed and... Er... Well,there is no bed so just... Goinside.”
Having not done too well atteaching Holly Blue to speak,Dominic took on the task ofteaching Madeline to walk instead.
“Now, at school tomorrow, try andbe nice to everyone and be wellbehaved.”“Sure, whatever.”
But Holly Blue wasn‟t that nervousabout school.
Because everyone else was at workor school (apart from littleLauren), Dominic had nothing todo but try and teach Madeline totalk.“Say „Daddy is awesome‟.”“Daddy is a bad man.”“Right...”
What is it with sims obsessionswith knocking over the Foxglove‟sbin!? And anyway, this childshould be at school!
Holly Blue had a good day atschool, despite not getting brilliantgrades.
“Do you want some help withthat?” asked Evangeline.“No thanks, mum. Cool peopledon‟t get their parents to help withhomework,” replied Holly Blue.“Actually, they don’t do theirhomework at all...” she addedquietly.
The family soon had just enoughmoney to buy an easel so moneycould be made more easily.
It wasn‟t long before it was timefor Lauren to grow up into atoddler.
She was the only one of the threechildren with her mum‟s nose, andeven though her china-white skinmade her look a bit ghostly, shewas very cute.
Holly Blue was proving to be aresponsible big sister.“No, Lauren! You can‟t go outside,it‟s bad for you. Good girl.”