Lily Azure stared at her computer screen and sighed.
Her last chapter had been exactly what she was hoping for: a chance to show everyone who the Starks really were. She had ﬁnally
chosen her generaAon four heir, Will, and moved in his future wife, who was at level 9 of the Science career. Jan wasn’t the
spouse who she would have ideally chosen, considering that she had dated Will’s uncle Julian, but having her in the house was
going to be a huge help. His younger siblings, Arthur and Sabriel, had made their way to college. And Julian had found the chance
to be happy that he’d waited for ever since becoming a Romance Sim surrounded by Fortune Sims.
So why did it feel so biIersweet?
“Because it’s really happening,” Will Stark answered, materializing beside her desk. “It’s not just something you write about.”
Lily sighed. It wasn’t that she wasn’t happy to see Will. She could never say that she was unhappy to see anyone in the family,
considering how oPen she complained about it when they didn’t talk to her. But she would have preferred not to face him right
“I don’t know what I expected,” Will conAnued. “Of course I have to get married. I’m the heir, and with Music sAll restricted, I
can’t exactly get abducted by aliens. But I didn’t think you’d actually go through with seSng me up with Jan.”
“I didn’t think I would, either,” she said, staring at the screen. “But you need the Science liP. Julian needs to get out of the house,
and I know Sabriel’s going to go nuts if she has to grow old there. Also, it’ll make it easier to ﬁnd jobs. I would have helped you
ﬁnd someone beIer, but you need this. I’m so sorry, Will.”
“Whatever.” Will spun into his outerwear, as if preparing to leave. “I was hoping you’d be able to do something about this, but it
sounds like you’re as much on board as everybody else.”
“Wait. Don’t go.” Lily got up from her computer chair and saw that Will had changed back into his everyday ouUit, ready to hear
what she had to say. “I’m not on board. I mean, I’m leSng it happen, but I don’t like seeing you unhappy. I’m sorry, Will, and I
want to make it up to you if I can.”
Will brightened up. “Luckily, I know how you can make it up to me.”
“A Bachelor Challenge.”
“But how would that work, if you’re geSng married here?” Lily asked.
“Easy,” Will said. “Alternate universe. I might have to marry Jan here, but somewhere else, I can get to know some fellow legacy
sims and see if I fall in love with anyone.”
“Let’s do it!” Lily grinned. “I’ll get you set up now and ﬁnd some people who might be good matches for you.”
Suddenly, Will found himself somewhere else. The sun actually felt warm, and there wasn’t any snow or sign of snow.
“Sweet.” He ﬂexed his biceps.
“Just dance, it’ll be okay, da da da, just dance…” Will sang as he waited for the bacheloreIes to arrive.
Lily was going to sit down at her computer and start asking her fellow Simselves for bacheloreIes to borrow, but before she could
get the chance, Will’s siblings had turned up in her apartment as well.
“Oh, God,” Lily said. She couldn’t stop herself from laughing. “Arthur, when are you going to liP Show Business?”
“Not soon enough,” Sabriel said, itching at her sleeves. “You think this is bad? Try wearing it for the next four years and having
everyone who sees me assume I’m a brainless bimbo.”
“Nobody assumes you’re a brainless bimbo, Sabriel,” Arthur said. “You don’t give them the chance to.”
“Anyway, we heard that Will’s geSng a Bachelor Challenge,” Arthur said.
“How could you have possibly heard that?” Lily asked. “He suggested it, he agreed, and then I shipped him oﬀ to the universe
where this is happening seconds before you and Sabriel turned up.”
“We’re in your head, remember? We knew this as soon as you’d decided on it.”
“We want to come, too,” Sabriel said. “We love Will, but let’s face it: He needs to be supervised. You were planning to keep an
eye on him, weren’t you?”
“Of course I was!” Lily said. “It’s not a real Bachelor Challenge without an observaAon house.”
“So let us come, too!”
“Should I be concerned?”
“Probably.” Sabriel shrugged. “This is me we’re talking about.”
“But I’m going to be there, too,” Arthur pointed out. “And I can usually tone Sabriel down. Please? We really want to go. I’d like
to see Will fall in love with someone.”
“I’d be bored if I was watching by myself,” Lily said. “So sure! You can deﬁnitely come!”
Just as suddenly, the three of them found themselves siSng around a dining table in another house.
“You look diﬀerent,” Arthur observed.
“I thought I could use a change from how I look in Winterfell.” Lily shrugged. “Besides, you two look diﬀerent, too.”
“And it’s a good thing,” Sabriel said. “So what do we do now?”
“What do we do? There aren’t any restricAons here, right?
“Nope, no restricAons,” Lily said. “How about if you introduce the bacheloreIes to everyone? I’ve made a list. UnAl the
challenge starts, though, you’re free to do whatever you want.”
There was a computer in their bedroom. Arthur and Sabriel were familiar with computers, but not the Internet, so it took them a
liIle while to ﬁgure it out. APer some buIon‐pressing, though, they eventually made their way to the list.
“So, who’s on it?” Sabriel asked.
“This is Elaine Goodytwoshoes,” Arthur said, reading oﬀ the list Lily had given him. “GeneraAon nine heir of The Squeaky Clean
Legacy, by Professor BuIers. Known for having a bit of an obsession with True Love.”
“I’m not sure how I feel about Will choosing someone who willingly wears that much pink,” Sabriel commented. “But beIer
someone who has a bit of an obsession with love than someone who runs away from him at the ﬁrst opportunity.”
“I think all these people are beIer for Will than Jan is.”
“Well, duh. They’re not his pseudo aunts.”
They didn’t say anything for a while.
“Anyway, this is Faye Morgan, generaAon two spare of The Morgan Legacy, by ﬁreﬂower314,” Sabriel conAnued. “Though it
seems like she was more of a co‐heir, since she lived in the house and everything. Known for being a voice of reason in the house
and giving fantasAc makeovers. Hmm. Sounds like you, Arthur.”
“I don’t give fantasAc makeovers. The makeover chair is sAll restricted.”
“Yes, but once you become an Icon, you’re going to enable makeovers that we all desperately need. That counts.”
“And this is Lilah Whedon, generaAon four heir of A Buﬀyverse Apocalypse, by RoseFyre. Known for woohooing with everyone,
only excepAons for those who are married, taken, or not interested in women. Think she might try to pick you up, Sabriel?”
“Not if she wins this and she knows what’s good for her, she won’t.”
“What is your gender preference?” Arthur asked Sabriel.
“I think technically, I like boys, but I’ve never so much as checked anyone out. I don’t know.”
“As long as Will’s ﬁnding someone, we’re going to have to check this out,” Arthur suggested. Then, he started laughing.
“Anyway, away from the discussion of my gender preference. I am introducing Lulu Buccaneer, the daughter of Iris Fitzhugh and
Jack Buccaneer in The Fitzhugh Legacy and featured in A Villainous Apocalypse, both by smoothiequeen87. Known for wanAng to
have a liIle fun while ﬁnding someone to be immortal with.”
“Makes sense to me,” Arthur said. “Except for the immortality part. I don’t think Lily does that.”
“This is Marielle Hutchins, generaAon four spouse of A Victorian Legacy, by Dicreasy. Known for…” Arthur trailed oﬀ.
“What?” Sabriel snatched the list from Arthur and read aloud. “Known for being a lazy, self‐centered adulteress? This has got to
be a mistake!”
“What if it’s not a mistake?”
“It is. The point is to set Will up with someone who’s beIer for him than Jan. SeSng him up with a lazy, self‐centered adulteress
is not that. It might even be worse.” They looked at each other and shuddered. “We have to stop this.”
“Here’s Rhapsody Bohemian, generaAon ﬁve heir of The Bohemian Legacy, by DocGirlP. Well, thank goodness. This one is
described as being completely adorable, a true friend, and a total sweetheart,” Sabriel said. “I’ve got to say, she gives me caviAes
just from looking at her because she looks so sweet, but beIer someone like her than that Marielle woman.”
“Here’s to that,” Arthur said. “She’s also the only Pleasure Sim, so I like her on principle.”
“And ﬁnally, we have Sara Jones, generaAon four spare of Romancing the Apocalypse, by lorinsv60. She’s known for not seIling
for less when it comes to love,” Arthur conAnued. “And she’s also breaking the mold: Sara’s a Popularity Sim. Everyone else,
except for Rhapsody, of course, is Romance.”
Sabriel got up from her chair aPer Arthur ﬁnished introducing Sara. “This will NOT stand,” she said, poinAng her ﬁnger at Arthur.
“The other six seem ﬁne. But her? We have got to get that woman out of there.”
“But what are we supposed to do?” Arthur asked. “It’s a Bachelor Challenge. It’s almost all free will. I don’t know how we can
eliminate someone if Will doesn’t want her gone.”
“I don’t know what, but we’re going to do something about it before the kissing dates start, and preferably before the ﬂirAng
dates start. THAT BITCH IS NOT GOING NEAR MY BROTHER!”
“I don’t want her going near him, either,” Arthur said. “It’s a plan.”
I’d like to oﬃcially welcome you to Will Stark’s Bachelor Challenge, with 50% less fourth wall! Hopefully, the set‐up is relaAvely
clear, but if it makes absolutely no sense, here it is in a nutshell: I write An Apocalypse of Ice, where my fourth generaAon heir, Will
Stark, has just found himself in an extremely awkward betrothal to his uncle’s girlfriend, Jan Tellerman. Will is one of the most
adorable Sims I’ve ever had, and I want him to be happy somewhere, so it was Bachelor Challenge Ame! And his younger siblings
had to come observe, because they’re awesome!
Hopefully, I’ll be able to get Day 1 out soon, featuring free will interacAons and my reasons for including awful Marielle. In the
meanAme, I recommend reading the Apoc this is spun oﬀ from, if you haven’t already