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The Vetinari Dualegacy Chapter 12 75

  1. 1. "Thanks. I need this."
  2. 2. "What is it, Spider? It's risky for me to be out in the open like this. I wouldn't have agreed to meet, but you sounded desperate."
  3. 3. "Sycamore, I have to know--am I my father? You've known him for a long time. You're the only person I can talk to about this. Please, tell me the truth."
  4. 4. "Of course you're not your father, Spider Jerusalem." "I know I'm not literally him, but am I like him? Could I hurt people the way he has?" "Do you think you could?"
  5. 5. "I don't know! There are times I want to hurt him, but maybe that's just because of the way he treated me and Cass and Del and Jane. I sometimes wish I did have Reaper Child powers, just so I could get rid of him! That's not a normal thought. That's a Dad thought. I don't want to be him, Cami, and I'm scared I'm gonna end up like him. That line feels so fine sometimes, and all it'll take is one little shove to get me on the wrong side. He pushes my buttons, and it's so hard to keep my head. I don't have anyone to stop me, not anymore, not since Cass left and Uncle Larch died. You're the closest thing I've got to a friend, and I can't turn to you like I could to them because Dad can't find out you're alive. I'd go somewhere else if I could, but you're the only person I can think of who knows my father well enough to tell me the truth."
  6. 6. "I think the fact that you're sorry about what happened to your brother and sister makes you different from your father. You know he didn't regret driving them away or killing his wife, but you're sorry on his behalf. Your compassion sets you apart from him. If you hold onto that, you'll be in no danger of becoming your father. If you're that concerned about it, get some distance. You could do what I've done and go to ground."
  7. 7. "Dad's a selfish bastard. He'd never let me go. He'd hunt for me. If he knew you were alive, he'd be hunting for you too. I know how persistent he can be. He'd find me. And he'd hurt me or kill me. Much as I might say otherwise, I don't want to die, not really. Plus, if Dad couldn't find me, neither could Cassidy. I have to believe that Cass will leave Jake." "You really care about him."
  8. 8. "He's what I've got. You care about the Legacy. I don't. Yeah, Uncle Larch was good to me, and I don't want to see Dad hurt his family, but Cass gave up so much for me. I owe him in exactly the way I don't owe the Legacy." "Wouldn't you be happier if you were away from your father?" "What's happy? The only way I can see any of us being free and clear is if Dad's dead. The one who's in the best place to make that happen is me. And if I kill him, I'll become him, which is no real solution at all."
  9. 9. "I don't think you'd become Cypress. You aren't morally bankrupt like he is."
  10. 10. "A murderer is a murderer. You could make a case of 'killing for the greater good' but that's just justification for taking someone's life. Once you go there, there's no going back. There's no rationalization, not if you're a good person. You can't undo what's been done. If I kill Dad, maybe it won't make me a sociopath like him, maybe I'll just be a killer, if such a thing exists. But if I go to that place, there's no hope of redemption."
  11. 11. "Redemption? Do you think you need to be redeemed?"
  12. 12. "I think Delirium used to tell me that it was my fault her mother was dead because she wanted to hurt me. I also don't think she was entirely wrong. Either way, I don't want to be a killer."
  13. 13. "Who do you want to be?" "I don't know. I don't think much past tomorrow. Giving consideration to the future is reserved for people who know they have one." "That's pretty bleak."
  14. 14. "A paranoid is just a person in the possession of all the facts." "Bleak and crazy."
  15. 15. "I'm tired, Sycamore. It'd be so much easier to give up than to keep fighting, but I have to fight. Some days the thought of getting Cass away from Jake is the only thing that keeps me going. I'm not stupid; I know that's not a good thing. I know I shouldn't still need him. I know he shouldn't be the only thing I care about. But when you've got nothing left, what else is there?"
  16. 16. "Hope."
  17. 17. Welcome back to the Vetinari Dualegacy! This is Chapter 12.75: the spare-spawn are still angsty, the kids are still living up to their respective Legacies, and the elders are still hanging on by their fingernails. Quinten grows up! He's another unidentifiable breed of dog. He's sort of sandy brown and white. He sort of looks like what you'd get if you shaved a Husky bald. Although why you'd do that, I have no idea.
  18. 18. Against all common sense, Chad follows Rocky home from school. "I want to be the cop! Cops are good guys!" "Eh, I'm cool with being the bad-to-the-bone bank robber."
  19. 19. "You gonna kick me while I'm down?" "Gosh, no! Why would I do a thing like that?" "...Are you sure you're a Vetinari?" "I hope so! Otherwise I'm wearing the wrong underwear!"
  20. 20. A doggie lullabye followed shortly. I was sort of hoping that Quinten would be a more unique- looking dog, but I guess I'll have to see what his effect on the puppies will be.
  21. 21. Helen: "I love your shirt, Michelle!" MichelleFobbs: "Thanks! I love your... haircut." Stacielee: Helen better appreciate Cory's Adrien Brody hotness! Or else! Yes, SimSelves have invaded my community lots. I sent Helen there to pick up a magazine, and she ended up doing simul-It's Hailing! with MichelleFobbs and Stacielee. MichelleFobbs writes A Planetary Apocalypse Stacielee writes Whedonberry Check out for all your Legacy needs.
  22. 22. Cory and Helen do actually find time to interact with each other. It's not all work and stargazing for Cory. Sometimes there is dating involved!
  23. 23. Cory? You are such a Pleasure Sim sometimes. I love how the robot does the Robot. It makes me giggle too, Cory.
  24. 24. Rosemarie spends a lot of time with Quinten when the kids are gone. I'm sure she'll bond with the puppies when they arrive.
  25. 25. Finn wastes no time in haunting--he's been dead all of two days here. I don't remember anyone else haunting so early. Figures he'd make a beeline for the bedroom.
  26. 26. "Wooo! It's been two whole days since I've seen my bed! This is like a record or something!" "My late husband is hot when he's transparent!" I can honestly say I've never seen anyone Swoon over a ghost before. You learn something new every day, I guess.
  27. 27. Rocky keeps cheating, and Coco keeps falling for it. Apparently 3 nice points is too many to cheat, because Coco never cheated Rocky. These two are the most alike siblings I've had yet, including the ones with identical personalities. They tend to Want the same things, their Motives decay at the same rate, they skill at the same speed, and they like to hang out with each other.
  28. 28. Finally Coco catches Rocky cheating. I don't think she was even all that mad about it, but after she caught him, Rocky quit trying to cheat her. Cory, of course, still runs the business on occasion. I am determined to get him a Gold Restocking badge before he dies.
  29. 29. Ruby: "Please tell me I just bought a juicer." Cory: "Rainbow trout." Ruby: "I BOUGHT A JUICER." Cory: "Just keep telling yourself that." Ah Rubyblue writes the Goldilocks and the Nine Heirs Legacy.
  30. 30. PurpleBunny: "I actually DID buy a juicer." Cory: "Two of them, actually. Your contribution is greatly appreciated." PurpleBunny writes the Piratical Legacy.
  31. 31. What's that, Pen? Looking at that fish? Penguins like fish. I'm sure it wasn't in Finn's pants for TOO long... Penguingirl writes the Penguino Legacy. OK, a Silver Restocking badge for Cory and enough cheap visual humor at the expense of SimSelves... For now... On to the Prettacy!
  32. 32. "Woooof! Hey, Grandpa! What's this for?" "Distraction technique! I hug you, and while you're wondering what to do next, I can clean up your pancakes!" "If it means that much to you, you can clean up my breakfast dish. I won't even fight you for the plate." "Yessss!"
  33. 33. MichelleFobbs follows Raven home from work and spends most of her time playing with Colin. "Well, we don't have any pets!" I'll get you some. Eventually.
  34. 34. "Wooo! Thanks, Dad! Now I have the complete set!" "Any time I can be of 'elp, Jean."
  35. 35. "Look, Chad, it's a cute fluffy puppy!" "Really?"
  36. 36. "I'm pretty sure that's just the wall, Dora." "I swear there was a puppy! With floppy ears and a little waggy tail..."
  37. 37. "...Whoops..." "You know, I'm starting to think you don't have eight nice points!" "And your first clue was...?" "I might have to consider the possibility of maybe being vaguely annoyed with you!"
  38. 38. Jonny and Jeannie both wanted an Anniversary Party, so I threw them one, because, quite frankly, wouldn't you? It bugs me that only one of them can fulfill the Want for it. Same thing with Wedding Parties. I mean, it's the sort of thing you can only do with two people, it seems like they should both get the Aspiration points for having one.
  39. 39. Dora: "I don't think they're ooky at all! They're just like big hamsters with tails!" Wren: "...That's one way of looking at it, I guess." Tom: "Aren't you going to chat with Dora and your Uncle Wren, Indy?" Indy: "Rats. Why did it have to be rats?"
  40. 40. Chad, meanwhile, was attempting to play with his cousins Cam and Jordan. Cops & Robbers ought to be able to involve more than 2 Sims. Poor Chad was left out in the cold. Cam and Jordan had fun, though.
  41. 41. Eventually, Gerry, Indy, and Wren ended up at the bubble blower, discussing the finer points of haberdashery, as you do when "bubbles" are involved.
  42. 42. Jonny and Jeannie spent most of the party fawning over each other, which is pretty much par for the course for the two of them.
  43. 43. Colin decided to try and make friends with some of the native wildlife. I think Colin has some anger management issues.
  44. 44. Next time, he should maybe pick on someone a little less "Alpha Werewolf"-y. Colin seriously overestimated his "bite:chew" ratio. Despite the animal antics, the party was a Good Time, and Gerry was eventually herded away from the bubble blower.
  45. 45. The next day, Indy teaches Colin how to Play Dead. Not for any particular reason, I just love watching it. I imagine if you tried doing this with a real cat, it would just look at you with that expression that says, "You are amusing me, human. Do it again." ...But then, my cat plays Fetch, so what do I know.
  46. 46. This is my favorite part of the whole sequence. The cat's like, "Are you dead? If you're dead, I can claw your furniture and sleep on your bed. But if you're dead, I don't get fed, which could be problematic. Please let's not be dead."
  47. 47. "Hooray! My big hairless meal ticket is still able to provide kitty crunchies and the occasional cuddle! ..Now do it again; that was funny." But sadly, all good things must come to an end...
  48. 48. "Do you still love me after all this time, Jonny?" "I'm the Orpheus to your Eurydice." "Well, you did bring me back from the dead. Did you look back?" "Not until I felt the sun on my face." "Orpheus looked." "I wasn't willing to risk the woman I love."
  49. 49. "Uh... Grandma? Grandpa?"
  50. 50. "Jonny? What are you doing?" "I'm all lint-y!" "I really don't think that matters anymore." "IT MATTERS."
  51. 51. " 'Sup, Betty? I got room for two, but you're gonna have to come one at a time, 'kay? Grab your stuff and let's hit the beach! I got fresh bubbles." "You're so much weirder than the last one of you I met." "Yah, he's the regular dude. I just got the Platinum Elder gig, you know? It's, like, totally up my alley with the lei and the wahines and all."
  52. 52. "Oh, hey, umbrella drink!" "...There seems to be an arm through my chest. This CAN'T be sanitary." "You need to, like, chill out, brah."
  53. 53. I made sure as much of the family as possible was there. Wren, random Townie girl...
  54. 54. ...Gerry, Tom, Indy...
  55. 55. ...Rhea's just behind Dora, Chad's just out of frame in the foreground whining that he's tired and heading upstairs, Cypress... Wait, what?
  56. 56. "Oh, nothing, just making sure they're really dead. I haven't found anything else that warms the heart quite like watching your enemies die. Should have gotten here a bit earlier, though; I really wanted to get a front-row seat."
  57. 57. "I love you, Jeannie." "I love you too, Jonny. I'll see you on the other side. This time, we get to make this trip together." "I wouldn't have it any other way."
  58. 58. "Right, brah, the longer we dawdle, the colder the pizza gets." "I don't care about the munchies, Spicoli, just take me to my wife." "You sure you don't wanna, like, take one last look at your family?" "I'll see 'em again. Possibly Aspiration points will be involved."
  59. 59. "Okay, then, dude. No time like the present! Let's hit the beach!" "...Beach? No one said anything about a beach! All that sand! It gets everywhere!" "Chill, brah! We gotta go now."
  60. 60. "But it gets in places I didn't know I had places! Quick, find me a bathroom to clean so I can calm down." "Your wife must really love you, dude." "Who doesn't love a sparkling toilet every time?"
  61. 61. And with a pair of floating urns, we say farewell to Gen 3 at the Prettacy.
  62. 62. "Cypress, what the hell are you doing here? This is a family thing, and last time I checked, you aren't exactly family!" "Can't I come in and witness the passing of my dear... uh... second cousin or whatever and his wife?" "Clearly you can just wander in here, but you must know you're not welcome!" "Well, I know I'm distant family, but is that any reason to show me the door?" "No, but the death threats are!" "Would you believe some people view them as a sign of affection?" "No!" "How does that old saying go? 'You always promise to bring violent deaths down upon the ones you love?' No?" "Leave, Cypress."
  63. 63. "You can kick me out, but I'll be back. I'll have my revenge sooner or later. There's nothing I want more than to see this perfect Legacy in ruins." "You might have a harder time with that than you think." "Do any of you really believe you can stop me? What can you possibly bring against me?" "...You don't know, do you?" "What don't I know?" "As if I'd tell you. Get out of my house now, Cypress. Raven will be upset enough when she comes home without finding you here." "I'll leave... for now. But you'd all better watch your backs. You have a lovely family. I'm sure you'd find it a shame if something happened to it. Me? I'd enjoy it."
  64. 64. Because I fail at keeping people home from work, Raven missed the whole thing. She didn't cry nearly as much as Cory did, and both of her parents died.
  65. 65. "I'm sorry, Raven. I know what your parents meant to you." "I can't believe they're gone. I don't know if I'm ready to be the one in charge of the Prettacy." "You don't have to go it alone, you know. I'll be here by your side until it's our turn for the tiki drinks and hula girls." "I don't even want to think about that happening to us." "I might as well tell you... Cypress crashed the funeral. He's still as nasty as ever, and he still has a massive hate on for the Legacy." "I doubt that will ever change. Not unless someone stops him."
  66. 66. "Could you stop him? You've got that 'prophecy' thing, after all. He doesn't seem to know about it; maybe you could use it against him." "It's good that he doesn't know, but I don't think it's meant to be a weapon. 'Ebon wings will shield the future.' It's protection, Tom. Besides, much as I'd be glad to see Cypress meeting his own Reaper, I don't think I could kill him, not unless he was right in front of me threatening our family. Something tells me he's thought of that." "Well then, we'll just have to make sure to let your wings shield whatever needs shielding." "And hope the rest sorts itself out."
  67. 67. Jeannie LeTourneau Vetinari, Gen 3 Prettacy spouse. She met her LTW of reaching the top of Education. She fell hard for Jonny, and even if he didn't always say he loved her, he proved it by bringing her back from the dead. She has three children, Wren, Raven, and Rhea, and three grandchildren, India, Chad, and Andorra. Jeannie left money to eleven people, including $9100 to Raven, $8800 to Wren, $5900 to Rhea, $2325 to Indy, and $1700 to Dora. Jeannie, you and Jon were so great together. I thought I was going to have a heart attack when you died the first time, and I pulled my hair out trying to get the two of you back in love. I can't imagine what would have happened if you and Jonny hadn't died together, because I don't think either one of you would have been happy without the other.
  68. 68. Jonquil Vetinari, Gen 3 Prettacy heir. He reached 2 LTWs, Top of Education and Criminal Mastermind, and topped Paranormal as well. He has three kids, Wren, Raven, and Rhea, and three grandkids, India, Chad, and Andorra. Jonny left money to 16 people, including $9400 to Raven, $7400 to Rhea, $2500 to Indy, and $1200 to Dora. Jonny, your OCD never failed to amuse, and I can't remember the last time I saw a dirty toilet at the Prettacy. You were great with your kids, and your geekiness was refreshing when you were at college with the Romance twins and Gerry. Your relationship with Jeannie was amazing, and I can only hope that I'll see its like again.
  69. 69. Here's Jeannie's platinum Old Age grave. I've started getting the portraits re-painted here.
  70. 70. And Jonny's grave next to Juniper's and Isaac's.
  71. 71. Not long after the demise of Jonny and Jeannie, Chad grows up.
  72. 72. Chad definitely lives up to the Prettacy, although I think I like Indy's cheekbones better. Chad's a Pisces 6/1/10/3/8. He rolled Knowledge (thank you, Chad, for not rolling a social Aspiration with your one outgoing point and your three playful points), and his LTW is to Max 7 Skills, so he should be Permaplat as a teenager just like Raven was. The random skill points from private school are also making it easy. Couldn't use the Social Glasses this time around; had to do it the hard way. Chad met Headmaster EmoHair at the door, gave him the tour. Tom made Chef Salad, Headmaster EmoHair took four bites and let everyone into private school. So if you thought you had to make turkey or lobster to get into private school, nope, the headmasters don't seem to care, as long as it's not burnt to a crisp.
  73. 73. ...Which is why I didn't let Raven cook. Seriously, she's almost as big a pyro in the kitchen as PseudoBruty, except that she's only lit herself on fire once.
  74. 74. " the dragon demanded that the king give him the beautiful princess, but the king didn't want to give the big mean dragon his only daughter." "Was the dragon gonna eat her? Gobble her up in two bites and use her bones as toothpicks?" "It doesn't say anything about that. I'm definitely not seeing anything about bone toothpicks." "Can't we pretend like he's gonna eat her?" "You can pretend if you want to. I'm gonna read what's on the page." "Indy would make the dragon eat people." "Look, I'm nice enough to read to you even though I'm about ready to pass out, but too nice to add gore just to keep you happy. You can't have it both ways." "But I thought you were nice!" "I do have my limits."
  75. 75. "Jonny is going to be so mad if he haunts and finds out that no one's made the bed!"
  76. 76. "So I guess you're gonna be a little miffed if I noogie you, huh." "I sort of wish you wouldn't, Indy." "But the outgoing points... and the lack of nice points..." *sigh* "Should I just lean over and make it easy for you?"
  77. 77. "Nah, c'mere, bro. I'll try to contain myself." "Much appreciated." "I mean, not that you'd really get mad at me or anything..." "And the moment was verging on touching." "Aaaah, what's the point of noogie-ing you now? Plenty of time to shock you with naked hot- tubbing in college!" "...Please don't joke about that." "Who's joking?"
  78. 78. Don't let his nice point deficiency fool you; Indy is a HUG MACHINE. I really thought he was going to Noogie Chad. Shocked me when he didn't. Ol' Indy's got a bit of a soft spot!
  79. 79. Raven celebrates the sale of her novel by Smustling with Dora. Indy got the phone because he is completely incapable of letting it ring more than three times before running over and answering it. That's all from the Prettacy for now. Back to the Uglacy!
  80. 80. Darla has her puppies! The female is Harmony, the male is Jesse. One of them will stay, the other one will go to Gin and Billy to replace Idiot Morgan, who was lost in the rebuild.
  81. 81. Cory sells Quinten to Kestrel to cut down on some of the lag.
  82. 82. Kestrel being Kestrel, he scrubs the dog beds and cleans up the kitchen. I've missed having neat freaks at the Uglacy. He also sticks around for the Main Event.
  83. 83. I decided to grow Rocky and Coco up a day early, so that their birthday wouldn't fall on the same day Rosemarie's going to die. Coco goes first while Rocky plays with bubbles to provide some atmosphere.
  84. 84. Guess I maybe should have changed her out of her jammies first. But she was platinum from the puppies, and I didn't want to lose it.
  85. 85. Rocky: Grandma's a Popularity Sim! Coco: Grandma's a Popularity Sim! Cory: Mom's a Popularity Sim! Helen: Make Out nao? Rosemarie: Kestrel's a Popularity Sim!
  86. 86. Rosemarie and Helen seem surprised that Rocky didn't grow up in typical EAxis eye-blistering clothes. Cory is amazed that his brother is a Popularity Sim. Kest just wants to make friends with Rocky and Coco.
  87. 87. This is Monaco all grown up. I think she's oddly pretty. But I know those Cormorant and Loki Beaker genes are in there somewhere. Coco's a Scorpio 7/7/10/3/3. She rolled Knowledge; her LTW is to reach the top of Journalism.
  88. 88. Morocco is definitely rocking the Beaker-brows. If you look at him straight on, his eyes are pretty much half-gone. Doesn't seem like he got Cory's cheekbones, though. Might be too early to call that one, however; the full effect of Cory's face didn't hit until college. Rocky's a Scorpio 7/7/9/3/1. He also rolled Knowledge; his LTW is to top Education. So far, all the twins that I've rolled for Aspiration (Juniper/Sycamore, Zinnia/Delphinium, Morocco/Monaco) have rolled the same Aspiration, despite separate rolls. Weird. Also, my die seems to be stuck on "Knowledge" this generation.
  89. 89. Cory and Helen still date. It keeps Helen in a good enough mood to get promoted, and Cory gains Aspiration points to burn on Energizers. I'm so used to my stalky couples that these two seem tame in comparison with their one bolt. Bah for Family and Pleasure Sims having crap chemistry! It makes no sense--Pleasure Sims want to date, which leads to WooHoo, which can easily lead to babies for the Family Sim.
  90. 90. Well, I don't see this ending well. That outfit of Coco's is driving me nuts. I love the argyle pattern, but that itty bitty waist and toothpick arms give her a Renee Zellweger-esque bobblehead look.
  91. 91. And what's up with the butt on those jeans? It's like if Mary-Kate Olsen had Kim Kardashian's ass. But I love the argyle! I am torn. Anyway. Rocky pretty much always lets Coco have it, and she never hauls off and slugs him.
  92. 92. Rocky brings a friend home from school. She's the Beta version of Larch's old Minion Girlfriend. She's still trampy. "So, yeah, I totally learned this Dark Lord of the Sith choke-hold from my grandpa. OK, mostly he tried to teach me how to do the Romance Sim Strut, but there were some things he said that were actually useful." "That's hott."
  93. 93. "You know, my eyes disappear when I smile..." "Disappearing eyes are hott."
  94. 94. It's not even summer. Rocky inherited some of Finn's mojo, I think. He hasn't been a teenager for a whole day yet, and he's already scoring with the ladies.
  95. 95. Yes indeedy, Rocky wastes no time. Happily, Trampy McTramperson does not reject him, and therefore does not need to suffer the same fate as Melody Tinker, who is not having fun with the tombstone garden in her front yard.
  96. 96. Helen tops Slacker. I'd be happier about it if it had been her LTW, or if she'd even been Wanting it at all. But all I get from it is the chance to bring Zee and Jerky Jake home from work. Yay?
  97. 97. Darla and Harmony get some bonding in. Harmony's almost as dumb as Morgan was; her Bladder motive is red and her Energy motive is orange, but she wants to sleep more than she wants to pee, so instead of just peeing so I could have someone take her inside, she whined about not being able to go up the stairs to sleep and inevitably pee on the kitchen floor.
  98. 98. "Haha! I got lucky today and you didn't!" "Don't mess up my hair, you dork!"
  99. 99. "That was mean, Rocky! ...Let's be best friends." "Yeah, okay." It was a bit baffling. He gave her a noogie, she made "grrr"-face at him, and then they got the Best Friend icons. I love my meanies.
  100. 100. "I'm not going to be picking up the puppy, am I?" Not as such. "Everyone's going to be crying and upset now, aren't they?" That is a distinct possibility.
  101. 101. "Hey, uh, the hula girls want you to come now. Your husband's getting grabby." "That's Finn, all right." Grandma's a Popularity Sim! And also dying! Uh, Kest? "MOVING ALONG, NOTHING TO SEE HERE."
  102. 102. "All right, all right, I'll keep Finn in WooHoo for you." "Like, thanks. He's, like, totally obsessed and stuff." "Tell me about it."
  104. 104. "I'm totally jealous you got to kiss someone already!" "Aw, I'm sure you'll find someone too!" "Bye, everyone! I'll tell your grandpa you said hello!" "...Did you hear something, Rocky?" "Nope!"
  105. 105. "Hey, what are these little floaty things?" "Beats me!" "Weird that we've both got them, though, right?" "I dunno, I think they're sort of neat! Like a shiny floaty hat!"
  106. 106. Finally, though, reality dawns. "Waaaaah! Grandma's dead!"
  107. 107. "Waaaaah! Grandma's dead!"
  109. 109. Once again, I failed to stop Cory from going to work. Six times he cried. Sort of makes up for Kestrel being in complete and utter denial about the whole thing.
  110. 110. Rosemarie Young Vetinari, Gen 3 Uglacy spouse. She achieved her LTW of being Mayor. She has two kids, Cormorant and Kestrel, and two grandkids, Monaco and Morocco. Rosemarie left money to 11 people, including $9100 to Cory, $8300 to Kestrel, and $760 to Orikes. Yeah, I dunno how that one happened either, Orikes (writer of the Pseudo Legacy). But you got money from Finn, too. Rosemarie, you were pretty easygoing, and a good sport about Finn's Insane Harem of Lovers. You were consistently the best parent in the house where your kids and grandkids were concerned, and you took care of yourself remarkably well. Also I love what your nose has contributed to the Uglacy. You may be gone, but the nose lives on.
  111. 111. Rosemarie's Platinum grave next to Christy's and PseudoBruty's. I am working on getting Helen's picture painted. Eventually I'll go into the neighborhood where all the Legacy characters are extracted to and get decent shots of my Founder and their spouses to use as portraits, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. So, that's it. The last of the Gen 3 Platstones.
  112. 112. Rocky deals with his grief by making friends with the Alpha Werewolf and Sneaking Out with Indy.
  113. 113. "Heh. Let's just say I'm glad Dad stargazes all night, because otherwise I might risk getting caught." You're forgetting about your mom, kid. "...Crap." I told her to play the bass. "Cool." Hey, I got your back. As for Rocky's uncle...
  114. 114. "I AM NOT AN ORPHAN LALALALALALALA" Sure, you just HAD to sell me to the crazy person. Sorry, Quinten. Up until now, he's been reasonably normal. If he snaps, I'm totally not going down with him. Understood. Poor Kest. Part of me wishes I could just pretend the whole thing didn't happen too...
  115. 115. "Yeah. So, it sucks for everybody when their Legacy gets to this point every generation, but I sort of get double-suck. I'm kinda glad I don't age my spares, because then the suck would be exponentially sucktastic. "I didn't realize how much I'd miss Finn and Rosemarie until they were gone. And Jon and Jeannie... Safe to say I'd been dreading this since the first time Jeannie died. "Anyway. Time to say goodbye. Now with 80s pop music! Mostly featuring Jonny and Jeannie, because, well, you know..."
  116. 116. Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am home again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am whole again
  117. 117. Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am young again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am fun again
  118. 118. However far away I will always love you However long I stay I will always love you Whatever words I say I will always love you
  119. 119. Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am free again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am clean again
  120. 120. However far away I will always love you However long I stay I will always love you Whatever words I say I will always love you
  121. 121. I will always love you ~The Cure, "Lovesong" So that's it for Gen 3. Ave atque vale, guys. Er, that's Latin for "Hail and farewell," for those of you who aren't classical scholars. Next time: Chapter 13. Dora teenifies, Gen 4 goes gray, and shocking moments involving Raven and Spider Jerusalem!