The Opus Legacy <ul><li>Chapter 6: Frankly, my dear… </li></ul>
The Opus Legacy Chapter 6: Frankly, my dear… Written by: ilovereecee/Katie <ul><li>Thanks for coming back to read the next...
<ul><li>When Andrea and I graduated from SSU, we moved back to my family’s home in Desiderata Valley. It’s strange to be b...
<ul><li>Andrea doesn’t want a winter wedding, so we’re aiming for the springtime! She and my mother Yuki have been plannin...
<ul><li>While Andrea and Mom are planning out my wedding I’ve been trying to find a job. I really want to reach the top of...
<ul><li>When Winter is almost over, so the whole family picked up the pace with the wedding planning. My father, our butle...
<ul><li>Spring is here, Spring is here! You can’t tell yet because the Winter snow is still lingering, but Spring is here!...
<ul><li>The snow has melted off the ground, but Andrea wants to make sure there isn’t going to be one last snowstorm. So j...
<ul><li>While Andrea studies for her new job, I began working on our family fruit and vegetable garden! This has been trad...
<ul><li>Mom’s also been working with plants of a different sort. She took up flower arranging some time ago and has gotten...
<ul><li>The wedding day is here! And it hasn’t exactly started out great. As soon as my sister started arriving to help my...
<ul><li>Life must go on though. Before I knew it Andrea and I were standing under our wedding arch reciting our vows.  </l...
<ul><li>As we finished our vows and shared our first kiss as husband and wife our guests stood up to cheer. Out of all the...
<ul><li>It started to rain as Andrea and I cut into our delicious vanilla wedding cake. Everyone started to run inside and...
<ul><li>The party was taken inside for refreshments and dancing. My youngest brother F’Lar didn’t dance much – I think he’...
<ul><li>“ I can’t even begin to tell you how happy you make me, Andrea. I’m so happy we’re finally married!” </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>In the blink of an eye Andrea and I were married and then rushed off to our honeymoon in Twikki Island! We chose t...
<ul><li>I wanted to spoil Andrea on our honeymoon, so I bought her lots of jewelry made by the island people. I made sure ...
<ul><li>“ This view is gorgeous, Seb! Seafood by the sea – I’m one lucky wife.” Andrea laughed as we shared our romantic d...
<ul><li>Saying “I do” and taking Andrea as my wife until death do us part was by far the best part of the day. But going t...
<ul><li>The second day of our honeymoon was spent exploring an old pirate ship. Andrea and I even got to meet Captain Dreg...
<ul><li>As our honeymoon was coming to an end, Andrea said she wanted one day of relaxation. So we went to this exquisite ...
<ul><li>“ Wow, who knew that hammocks can be used for more than just soaking up the sun, huh Seb?” I’m starting to see tha...
<ul><li>The local cuisine was wonderful! They had ribs and pineapple surprise that would make your mouth water. I’m sure A...
<ul><li>We spent our last evening on the beach hanging out with the other tourists. I even learned a fire dance – Andrea w...
<ul><li>When Andrea and I returned home from our honeymoon in Twikki Island, I found that Mom had gotten us a late wedding...
<ul><li>Andrea has found her desired career in the journalism field. Her lifetime want is to eventually top the career. I’...
While Andrea and I are starting our lives together as a married couple, things are progressing in my siblings lives as wel...
<ul><li>My sister-in-law Ginger has been working toward becoming an education minister since the day she and Robinton got ...
<ul><li>My sister Sallah has been a busy woman lately too. After quitting her job to become a stay at home mom to her two ...
<ul><li>Beau and Wade are growing like weeds. They are adorable and kind hearted little boys. Wade was the first child in ...
<ul><li>I am a little worried about my twin sister Nerilka. I know she’s always been very studious and goal oriented, but ...
<ul><ul><li>I guess it’s a good thing that my brother-in-law Toby can spend enough time with Frank for the two of them. Li...
<ul><li>Toby was thrilled to find out that Neri was pregnant for the second time. I just hope that when the new baby comes...
<ul><li>My youngest siblings Ramoth and F’lar have graduated from Sim State Universitiy. F’lar earned his bachelors in his...
<ul><li>After graduation, F’lar found a position in the dance field as a flamenco dancer. His pay is pretty nice, so he bo...
<ul><li>Since F’lar was in such great shape when he graduated and was offered such a high spot in the dance career field, ...
<ul><li>It’s hard to believe that my little brother is a father before I am! He and Elle welcomed a baby boy named Jonas a...
<ul><li>Ramoth spent her post-college days doing what she does best: romancing anyone she meets! She’s very close to her l...
<ul><li>Back at home Andrea Opus – I love hearing her married name! – and I are trying for a baby. I still haven’t found m...
<ul><li>It’s summertime and the family garden is in bloom! Dad and I have been working hard at keeping weeds out of the st...
<ul><li>I think it’s safe to say that Andrea and I are going to be parents soon. Lately she’s had a lot of sickness – hope...
<ul><li>F’lar stopped by for a visit one night to talk to Mom about adopting Dolly and Henry. He says he wants Jonas, and ...
<ul><li>“ Well Seb, it’s official! We’re going to be parents. I woke up this morning and my belly was big and round – ther...
<ul><li>“ I can’t wait to tell Gil and Yuki, I know they are going to be excited too. You’re parents have always loved kid...
<ul><li>Moses and Mammy are getting along great. Mammy is proving to be a very well behaved dog; my mom did a great job pi...
<ul><li>I still haven’t found a job in law enforcement. I guess they are on a hiring freeze for the valley or something. W...
<ul><li>Andrea’s stomach seems to grow more and more each day! Looking at her round baby bump just reminds me that our lit...
<ul><li>Dad has been working on portraits of Andrea and I to hang in the hall. There are portraits of my parents, the foun...
<ul><li>“ I can’t tell you how happy I am for you and Sebell. He was worried that he wouldn’t make a great heir, but he gr...
<ul><li>Andrea has been sleeping for what seems like half a day lately. Therefore, I allow myself a little extra sleep in ...
<ul><li>Andrea gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! We named her Ellen. </li></ul><ul><li>----- </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen is...
<ul><li>Andrea has taken on the role of being a mother as easy as if she’d been doing it her whole life. Right after sweet...
<ul><li>Ellen is such a sweet baby. She is very calm and lovable. I only hear her cry when she’s got a dirty diaper or hun...
<ul><li>I still haven’t found an available position in law enforcement! I’m starting to get worried at this point. We are ...
<ul><li>Only Moses and Mammy were there to witness Kimi’s passing. She has gone to doggie Heaven to spend the rest of her ...
<ul><li>“ I can’t believe we’re going to be parents again! Why didn’t you tell me sooner?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Well, I jus...
<ul><li>I have finally found it! I was searching through the online job sites when I saw a position for Lieutenant. I took...
<ul><li>It’s party time! Ellen is having her first birthday. Everyone in the family from my heavily pregnant twin sister N...
<ul><li>Ellen aged into a very happy toddler! She doesn’t look specifically like me or Andrea. In fact, she has a good mix...
<ul><li>“ Well looks like you’re not the only one expecting anymore, Andrea! We took Mammy to the vet today – she and Mose...
<ul><li>“ You got your wish then! Now don’t worry about competing with Mammy.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What do you mean, Gil?”...
<ul><li>I have been working a lot lately. I’ve been doing pretty well too – I am getting close to solving one of the close...
<ul><li>This pregnancy is much easier on Andrea. It’s pretty much had the opposite effect on her. Last time with Ellen she...
<ul><li>Well, apparently I was wrong! Andrea’s pregnancy symptoms (or lack there of) didn’t mean it was a boy. It meant sh...
<ul><li>Well, I solved that closed suspected murder case using dental records left behind from the remains! My chief said ...
<ul><li>Melanie is named after the kindest character in GWTW, Melanie Wilkes. Melly is Scarlett’s worst nightmare in the b...
Scarlett is named after the main character Scarlett O’Hara (Hamilton Kennedy Butler) from GWTW. She is kindly described as...
<ul><ul><li>While Andrea and I adjust life with our new twin girls, my twin sister is adjusting to her new baby boy. She a...
<ul><li>Toby loves having another son in the house. His oldest son Frank is almost a child now, so little Gerry is taking ...
<ul><li>Speaking of my nephew Frank, he is all grown up now! Well, almost! Frank is now a child and looks like a mini-me o...
<ul><li>The reason Toby spends so much time with the boys is because Nerilka, my twin sister, spends so much time away fro...
<ul><li>Gerald is now a toddler – it seems like my nephews are growing up so quickly! Nerilka seems to have taken an inter...
<ul><li>I guess spending more family time at home with her three men, Toby, Frank and Gerald, is what Nerilka needed. She ...
<ul><li>Now that Nerilka has all this free time, the house is cleaner, the meals are all cooked and the three most importa...
<ul><li>My youngest brother F’lar is adjusting to life in the real world rather well! I’m proud to see him becoming such a...
<ul><li>Elle doesn’t work, but stays at home as a fulltime wife and mother. She loves her job too. Jonas, my youngest neph...
<ul><li>Jonas is growing up to be a miniature version of his father in personality and appearance. He loves all of the fam...
<ul><li>Life got a little busier for my baby brother when his daughter was born. Jonas had just begun taking his first ste...
<ul><li>Emmy is named after Emmy Slattery. She comes from a poor family and since her teenage years carried on an affair w...
<ul><li>F’lar and Elle have been the best of friends since they attended college together at Sim State University. I’m gla...
<ul><li>Jonas and Emmy get along great! Jonas loves having a little sibling to play with. He teaches her new nursery songs...
<ul><li>My sister Ramoth still hasn’t settled down like the rest of us. She’s still plugging away at her lifetime want to ...
<ul><li>I’m happy to say now, however, that she has finally achieved her lifetime goal. I never approved of it and will ne...
<ul><li>Back at home Andrea and I have our hands full raising three adorable little girls. Ellen is becoming quite the ind...
<ul><li>Even though Ellen becoming a big girl, I still like to spend as much time with her as I can in between my shifts a...
<ul><li>Mammy has had her pup! She and Moses are now the proud parents of Archie – a small brown puppy. He looks like Mose...
<ul><li>Ellen and I are best friends and that makes me determined to have a close relationship with each of my three girls...
<ul><li>Ellen is still a calm little girl. Nothing seems to phase her. She never screams for someone to get her when she w...
<ul><li>Andrea and I are both still working hard toward our lifetime wants. Andrea received a promotion when she went back...
<ul><li>“ Well, well, well…Look who’s getting a little round in the middle!” I patted my wife’s growing belly. I knew she ...
<ul><li>It’s time to say goodbye to the Opus family – just for now anyway ;) </li></ul><ul><li>While Andrea and Sebell pre...
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  1. 1. The Opus Legacy <ul><li>Chapter 6: Frankly, my dear… </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Opus Legacy Chapter 6: Frankly, my dear… Written by: ilovereecee/Katie <ul><li>Thanks for coming back to read the next chapter of the Opus Legacy! A quick recap of the last chapter (which can be found at SiMania) Sebell graduated college at SSU and was preparing to walk down the aisle to marry his college love Andrea Gunderson. His siblings Robinton, Sallah and Nerilka got married and started their own small families. His youngest siblings F’lar and Ramoth moved to SSU and started working toward their lifetime wants and of course on their GPAs. I’ll let Sebell pick up from there! </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>When Andrea and I graduated from SSU, we moved back to my family’s home in Desiderata Valley. It’s strange to be back living at home without my siblings, but exciting because I know I’m about to begin the rest of my life with my beautiful fiancée Andrea. We met in college and hit it off right away, I asked her to marry me and continue my family’s legacy… it’s all been going wonderfully since then. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Andrea doesn’t want a winter wedding, so we’re aiming for the springtime! She and my mother Yuki have been planning the event since the day we moved back in. It seems to be all they talk about – day and night their minds are always in wedding mode. I’m thrilled to see the two main women in my life getting along so well. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>While Andrea and Mom are planning out my wedding I’ve been trying to find a job. I really want to reach the top of the law enforcement career, but they don’t seem to be hiring right now. This leaves a lot of time for me to just hang around the house. Mostly I think of how I can’t wait to start a family with my bride. I’m anxious to hurry up and get married so we can start trying for a baby. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>When Winter is almost over, so the whole family picked up the pace with the wedding planning. My father, our butler Greg and I do a lot of the physical work since Mom and Andrea are planning out details like the dress, cake, seating arrangements and food. Dad is taking care of the outside of the house – the gardening and tending to the family trees. Greg is cleaning the inside of the house so that it looks sparkling and brand new! </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Spring is here, Spring is here! You can’t tell yet because the Winter snow is still lingering, but Spring is here! Mom and Andrea set up the wedding arch, chairs and the buffet table. Whenever I glance outside and see the whole set up, I can’t help but get excited. Nothing in the world is more important that family and I’m about to start my very own by making Andrea my wife. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The snow has melted off the ground, but Andrea wants to make sure there isn’t going to be one last snowstorm. So just to be sure we’re waiting a few extra weeks into Spring. Andrea has spent the time working out – she says she’s gained some weight since she isn’t running on the college’s cross country team anymore. She’s also been studying for the new position she just accepted in the journalism career. She wants to be a media magnate one day. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>While Andrea studies for her new job, I began working on our family fruit and vegetable garden! This has been tradition in our family ever since I can remember. I hope that one day my kids will enjoy working with the plants as much as I did when I was younger. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Mom’s also been working with plants of a different sort. She took up flower arranging some time ago and has gotten really good at it since then. In fact, she can now make snapdragons. They’re rumored to help lift the moods of everyone who is around them. I’ve never seen that proven, so we’ll see I guess. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The wedding day is here! And it hasn’t exactly started out great. As soon as my sister started arriving to help my mom with Andrea’s hair and make up, an unexpected guest showed up. The Grim Reaper came to claim Diver, my childhood pet. I can’t believe he’s actually gone now! </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Life must go on though. Before I knew it Andrea and I were standing under our wedding arch reciting our vows. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Andrea, I promise to love you until the end of my days. I promise to honor and cherish you as my beautiful wife.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ And I promise to do the same for you, Sebell. I promise to be faithful and true until death do us part.” </li></ul><ul><li>My wedding went by in the blink of an eye. I couldn’t help but keep thinking how beautiful my new wife looked. I can’t believe we’re finally husband and wife! Now I can’t wait to start a family together as soon as possible! </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>As we finished our vows and shared our first kiss as husband and wife our guests stood up to cheer. Out of all the claps and whistles I could hear my dad’s loud, rough claps the most. I can tell he’s proud of me – he tells me so all the time, but it’s great to see him so happy on my wedding day. I really hope to do a great job as heir – just a great as job as he did as the founder of our legacy. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>It started to rain as Andrea and I cut into our delicious vanilla wedding cake. Everyone started to run inside and didn’t stay to see Andrea smash the cake in my face! Well, Dad stayed around for it all and laughed his head off! Mom stayed too, but not to see the cake cutting. She wanted to fawn over how handsome she thinks my father looks in his wedding guest suit and tie. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The party was taken inside for refreshments and dancing. My youngest brother F’Lar didn’t dance much – I think he’s missing being away from his girlfriend Elle. Ramoth, his twin and my baby sister, danced with my mom. It’s nice to see her without a guy attached at her lips! </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ I can’t even begin to tell you how happy you make me, Andrea. I’m so happy we’re finally married!” </li></ul><ul><li>While everyone was dancing and having a good time, I wasn’t paying attention to anything but my new wife! She’s just so beautiful and I can’t help but think how lucky I am to have her! </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>In the blink of an eye Andrea and I were married and then rushed off to our honeymoon in Twikki Island! We chose to stay in a luxury resort on the beach and boy was it worth it. We got to do all of the local tours – the glass bottom boat, parasailing and even a helicopter tour over the island. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>I wanted to spoil Andrea on our honeymoon, so I bought her lots of jewelry made by the island people. I made sure to get lots of pictures of her too – there seemed to be a glow about her. She’s always been beautiful to me, but she looks even better as Mrs. Opus! ;) </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ This view is gorgeous, Seb! Seafood by the sea – I’m one lucky wife.” Andrea laughed as we shared our romantic dinner together. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m the lucky one,” I reassured her, “It doesn’t seem like just this morning that we were getting married…” We continued to chat throughout our dinner – our first dinner as husband and wife! </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Saying “I do” and taking Andrea as my wife until death do us part was by far the best part of the day. But going to bed as husband and wife for the first time was a close second! </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>The second day of our honeymoon was spent exploring an old pirate ship. Andrea and I even got to meet Captain Dregg – the ghost pirate. He was scary at first, but when we spent some time with him he wasn’t scary at all. In fact, he even taught us the sea chantey! </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>As our honeymoon was coming to an end, Andrea said she wanted one day of relaxation. So we went to this exquisite outdoor spa. Andrea received a hot stone massage and we spent some time in the hot springs. I have to admit, it was pretty great. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>“ Wow, who knew that hammocks can be used for more than just soaking up the sun, huh Seb?” I’m starting to see that Andrea has a little bit of a rebellious side in her. I like it ;) </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>The local cuisine was wonderful! They had ribs and pineapple surprise that would make your mouth water. I’m sure Andrea and I have gained our fair share of weight from this vacation. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>We spent our last evening on the beach hanging out with the other tourists. I even learned a fire dance – Andrea wasn’t a big fan of holding anything that could catch her on fire, so she just watched me. I’ve had a great honeymoon with my new wife, and now I can’t wait to get back home and start our own family together! </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>When Andrea and I returned home from our honeymoon in Twikki Island, I found that Mom had gotten us a late wedding gift. She adopted a little brown and white chihuahua named Mammy. </li></ul><ul><li>----- </li></ul><ul><li>Mammy is named after the most beloved O’Hara head servant who becomes a pseudo-mother to Scarlett when her own mother dies after the Civil War. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Andrea has found her desired career in the journalism field. Her lifetime want is to eventually top the career. I’m so happy that my wife has found a job that fulfills her! I hope that I can do the same sometime soon. </li></ul>
  28. 28. While Andrea and I are starting our lives together as a married couple, things are progressing in my siblings lives as well. Robinton and Ginger are now the proud parents of three private school students. Their son Peter is now a teenager and Rob says he’s very responsible and helps to look after his little sisters Prissy and Pauline.
  29. 29. <ul><li>My sister-in-law Ginger has been working toward becoming an education minister since the day she and Robinton got married. All of her hard work has paid off and she’s finally gotten her last promotion to Education Minister. Prissy and Pauline rushed out to congratulate their mom once they heard the news. </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>My sister Sallah has been a busy woman lately too. After quitting her job to become a stay at home mom to her two little boys Beau and Wade, she and her husband Garrett moved out of my parents house and into their own small three bedroom place. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Beau and Wade are growing like weeds. They are adorable and kind hearted little boys. Wade was the first child in two generations to get the recessive red hair gene. Sallah is doing a great job raising her boys – they are best friends already and proving to be very smart too. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>I am a little worried about my twin sister Nerilka. I know she’s always been very studious and goal oriented, but she’s currently working in the criminal career field as a counterfeiter. She spends more time studying for promotions than she does spending time with her son Frank. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><ul><li>I guess it’s a good thing that my brother-in-law Toby can spend enough time with Frank for the two of them. Little Frank is a mini version of his daddy, but with Nerilka’s hair and eye color. He is an adorable little boy. Toby is doing a great job teaching him things too – he can already walk and talk. He loves playing with his toys as well – although sometimes they end up more in his mouth than being played with the correct way. </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Toby was thrilled to find out that Neri was pregnant for the second time. I just hope that when the new baby comes, Nerilka decides to spend more time at home with her family and less time working. </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>My youngest siblings Ramoth and F’lar have graduated from Sim State Universitiy. F’lar earned his bachelors in history and Ramoth her bachelors in boys! </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>After graduation, F’lar found a position in the dance field as a flamenco dancer. His pay is pretty nice, so he bought a three bedroom house and immediately married his college sweetheart, Elle Traver. </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>Since F’lar was in such great shape when he graduated and was offered such a high spot in the dance career field, his first promotion was also his last. F’lar has achieved his lifetime want just a few days after his wedding to Elle and is now a world class ballet dancer! </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>It’s hard to believe that my little brother is a father before I am! He and Elle welcomed a baby boy named Jonas about nine months after their wedding day. </li></ul><ul><li>----- </li></ul><ul><li>Jonas is named after the O’Hara overseer Jonas Wilkerson. He is notorious for slacking off and running around with the trashy girls in Clayton County. He marries one of them after the Civil War and becomes a scalawag – Scarlett’s mother dies of typhoid after nursing Jonas’ wife and baby. </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>Ramoth spent her post-college days doing what she does best: romancing anyone she meets! She’s very close to her lifetime want of having 20 lovers – something I do not approve of, but she’s determined to achieve it! </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>Back at home Andrea Opus – I love hearing her married name! – and I are trying for a baby. I still haven’t found my desired career in law enforcement, but that shouldn’t put my dreams of being a father on hold. </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>It’s summertime and the family garden is in bloom! Dad and I have been working hard at keeping weeds out of the strawberry plants and making sure there are no bugs swarming around them. The fruit trees are ready to be harvested – the apples and lemons will make great juices! </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>I think it’s safe to say that Andrea and I are going to be parents soon. Lately she’s had a lot of sickness – hopefully morning sickness!! I know she’s going through a difficult time right now, but I can’t help but be excited if all this throwing up means a baby is on the way. </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>F’lar stopped by for a visit one night to talk to Mom about adopting Dolly and Henry. He says he wants Jonas, and any future children he and Elle have, to grow up with pets in the home. It’s going to be a while before Jonas can appreciate their parrot Polly, so Mom agreed to give Dolly and Henry away. That leaves us with Kimi, Moses and Mammy. </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>“ Well Seb, it’s official! We’re going to be parents. I woke up this morning and my belly was big and round – there’s definitely a baby in there.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was hoping that’s what all your sickness was about lately!” I exclaimed, “Andrea I can’t tell you how excited I am that we’re going to have a baby together!” </li></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>“ I can’t wait to tell Gil and Yuki, I know they are going to be excited too. You’re parents have always loved kids.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yeah, they’re going to be thrilled. They haven’t had grandchildren living with them since Beau and Wade were little.” I got more and more excited about our little one inside Andrea’s belly as we continued to talk about nursery themes, names and who the baby would look like. </li></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><li>Moses and Mammy are getting along great. Mammy is proving to be a very well behaved dog; my mom did a great job picking her out. One day soon it will be time for Moses and Mammy to be trying for their own pups. </li></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><li>I still haven’t found a job in law enforcement. I guess they are on a hiring freeze for the valley or something. Whatever the reason, I try to stay positive that when the time is right I will be offered a good position. Until then I stay at home being taking care of the three dogs. </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>Andrea’s stomach seems to grow more and more each day! Looking at her round baby bump just reminds me that our little one is coming soon. We really need to get started on a nursery… and pick out a name for our little girl or boy! </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>Dad has been working on portraits of Andrea and I to hang in the hall. There are portraits of my parents, the founders of my family legacy. So it just seems right that there should be paintings of my wife and me as well. </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>“ I can’t tell you how happy I am for you and Sebell. He was worried that he wouldn’t make a great heir, but he graduated top of his class, met and married a great gal and now he is going to be a father. You guys are doing great carrying on the legacy that Yuki and I started.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thanks, Gil. That means so much to me. I hope that Sebell and I will be good parents. I’m a little worried about being a mom, you know.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Oh I know,” my dad laughed, “but you will be a great mom!” </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>Andrea has been sleeping for what seems like half a day lately. Therefore, I allow myself a little extra sleep in time too. So I knew it was time for our baby to come when I heard Andrea stirring early in the morning. She woke me up as she went into labor with our first child! </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>Andrea gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! We named her Ellen. </li></ul><ul><li>----- </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen is named after Ellen O’Hara from Gone with the Wind. She is a devoted wife and mother. She is known as the kindest, hardest working and most loving person in the O’Hara family . </li></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><li>Andrea has taken on the role of being a mother as easy as if she’d been doing it her whole life. Right after sweet Ellen was born, Andrea went back to work. She quickly earned a promotion to horoscope writer in the local newspaper. After work Andrea takes a quick shower and spends some quality time with our daughter Ellen before we call it a night. She really is a super mom! </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>Ellen is such a sweet baby. She is very calm and lovable. I only hear her cry when she’s got a dirty diaper or hungry. When she wakes up from naps she just waits patiently until someone checks on her. She’s perfect! I never knew being a first time parent would be this easy. Don’t get me wrong, I miss sleeping in every morning, but seeing Ellen’s happy face is worth every minute of sleep I miss. </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>I still haven’t found an available position in law enforcement! I’m starting to get worried at this point. We are fine financially, but I want to be a good role model to my children that a man should be hardworking and provide for his family. Plus it would be nice to achieve a second lifetime want. In the meantime, I continue to look after the dogs, baby Ellen and the family garden – which, by the way, has just produced some very nice strawberries! </li></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><li>Only Moses and Mammy were there to witness Kimi’s passing. She has gone to doggie Heaven to spend the rest of her days chewing bones and chasing her mate Diver. Kimi was my pet growing up, and I will miss her terribly! </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>“ I can’t believe we’re going to be parents again! Why didn’t you tell me sooner?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Well, I just found out. Unlike with Ellen, I haven’t had a spot or morning sickness or felt unusual at all! But we’re going to have another baby! Can you believe it’s happened so soon?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is great, Andrea!!” I pulled my wife in for a kiss. “I love you so much, sweetheart.” </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>I have finally found it! I was searching through the online job sites when I saw a position for Lieutenant. I took the job offer right away. From the description, it looks like I’ll be starting out working in the unsolved cases – so mysterious and exciting! I can’t wait to start my dream job. </li></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><li>It’s party time! Ellen is having her first birthday. Everyone in the family from my heavily pregnant twin sister Nerilka, to my nephew Beau showed up to celebrate with my baby girl on her big day! </li></ul>
  60. 60. <ul><li>Ellen aged into a very happy toddler! She doesn’t look specifically like me or Andrea. In fact, she has a good mix of both of our genes. She has my wide green eyes, Andrea’s nose and my darker skin tone and hair. It’s great to see my baby growing – I just wish it hadn’t happened so quickly. It seems like she was born yesterday. </li></ul>
  61. 61. <ul><li>“ Well looks like you’re not the only one expecting anymore, Andrea! We took Mammy to the vet today – she and Moses are going to have a liter of their own soon.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Puppies?! Awesome! I wanted Ellen and this baby to grow up with lots of pets around.” </li></ul>
  62. 62. <ul><li>“ You got your wish then! Now don’t worry about competing with Mammy.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What do you mean, Gil?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Well, puppies are pretty cute! Everyone loves puppies. That puts a lot of pressure on you to have one adorable kid!” My dad joked. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Okay Gil,” Andrea laughed, “I’ll try not to let the pressure crack me!” </li></ul>
  63. 63. <ul><li>I have been working a lot lately. I’ve been doing pretty well too – I am getting close to solving one of the closed murder cases at work. With all the hours I’m putting into the office, I’m enjoying every second of the time I get to spend with Ellen. She’s learning new things every day! </li></ul>I’m amazed at how smart my little girl is. She learned how to walk and talk like she’d been doing it her whole short life! Andrea has been an excellent mother. Even though she’s about to pop, she spends time with Ellen each day making sure she learns her toddler skills.
  64. 64. <ul><li>This pregnancy is much easier on Andrea. It’s pretty much had the opposite effect on her. Last time with Ellen she was sick, hungry and tired all the time. This pregnancy she has tons of energy and is very playful! I’m really glad she’s not feeling so bad this time. Maybe since her symptoms are opposite she’s going to have a boy this time? A son would be great to have, although I’d be thrilled with another girl too. </li></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><li>Well, apparently I was wrong! Andrea’s pregnancy symptoms (or lack there of) didn’t mean it was a boy. It meant she was pregnant with twins! Twin girls to be exact. I was at work when my baby girls were born, so luckily Mom was able to be there when Andrea delivered. Andrea named our girls Melanie and Scarlett. </li></ul>
  66. 66. <ul><li>Well, I solved that closed suspected murder case using dental records left behind from the remains! My chief said that my attention to detail earned me a promotion. Now I’m the head of the Desiderata Valley SWAT Team! It’s a bit scary and a lot more action that I’m used to, but I’m up for the challenge. </li></ul>
  67. 67. <ul><li>Melanie is named after the kindest character in GWTW, Melanie Wilkes. Melly is Scarlett’s worst nightmare in the beginning because Melly marries Scarlett’s secret love Ashley Wilkes. All throughout the Civil War Melly and Scarlett live together and Scarlett secretly loathes Melly, while Melly thinks of Scarlett as a sister and dearest friend. </li></ul>Melanie stands by Scarlett even when she doesn’t deserve it. Melly’s untimely death makes Scarlett realize what a great friend she truly had all that time.
  68. 68. Scarlett is named after the main character Scarlett O’Hara (Hamilton Kennedy Butler) from GWTW. She is kindly described as vivacious and full of life. In reality, she is a jealous flirt who falls for her childhood friend Ashley Wilkes, but he feels only as a friend for her (even though he lets her believe otherwise) so she wastes much time and heartache trying to win his love and make him jealous by marrying men she doesn’t love. Scarlett is a tough woman who overcomes poverty and the Civil War to bring wealth and health back to her family and close friends all while chasing Ashley only to realize too late he’s not the one she truly loves.
  69. 69. <ul><ul><li>While Andrea and I adjust life with our new twin girls, my twin sister is adjusting to her new baby boy. She and Toby have welcomed another baby named Gerald. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>----- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gerald is named after Scarlett O’Hara’s father. He is an Irishman who came to America poor, but through hard work built a large home and lucrative plantation named Tara. Together he and Ellen made a beautiful family of three girls – all of their boys died in infancy and were named after their father. </li></ul></ul>
  70. 70. <ul><li>Toby loves having another son in the house. His oldest son Frank is almost a child now, so little Gerry is taking of the spot of the baby in the home. Toby has always been a great dad ever since my nephew Frank was born. He is just as wonderful a father to little Gerry so far. </li></ul>
  71. 71. <ul><li>Speaking of my nephew Frank, he is all grown up now! Well, almost! Frank is now a child and looks like a mini-me of my brother-in-law Toby. Except that he has my twin sister’s dark hair of course. </li></ul>
  72. 72. <ul><li>The reason Toby spends so much time with the boys is because Nerilka, my twin sister, spends so much time away from home. Her lifetime want is to become a criminal mastermind and it’s taken up a few years of her life already! Finally she’s made it to the top! I hope now she’ll decide to stay at home and spend more time with the beautiful family she has. </li></ul>
  73. 73. <ul><li>Gerald is now a toddler – it seems like my nephews are growing up so quickly! Nerilka seems to have taken an interest in her youngest child. Not that she doesn’t love them both equally, but she sure is spending more time with Gerry now than she has with Frank since he was born! I hope she keeps it up, my nephews deserve a great mom and dad. </li></ul>
  74. 74. <ul><li>I guess spending more family time at home with her three men, Toby, Frank and Gerald, is what Nerilka needed. She called work, without a two week notice, and quit her job. Although money may be tighter now, at least Neri will get to enjoy time with her family. I’m so proud of her! </li></ul>
  75. 75. <ul><li>Now that Nerilka has all this free time, the house is cleaner, the meals are all cooked and the three most important men in her life are happier! She says she definitely sees that Frank is enjoying more time with her. They like to fish together when Toby gets off of his job working as an EMT. I am thrilled to her that my sister has finally given up her job to be a full time mom. </li></ul>
  76. 76. <ul><li>My youngest brother F’lar is adjusting to life in the real world rather well! I’m proud to see him becoming such a responsible young man. He’s a world class ballet dancer, but doesn’t work often so he’s home with his wife Elle, their new son Jonas and their three pets Polly, Henry and Dolly quite often. He is definitely a family man! </li></ul>
  77. 77. <ul><li>Elle doesn’t work, but stays at home as a fulltime wife and mother. She loves her job too. Jonas, my youngest nephew, is growing up quickly. Elle even announced that she and F’lar are expecting another baby soon! I’m so excited for them – now that I have my own child I see what a gift they really are. </li></ul>
  78. 78. <ul><li>Jonas is growing up to be a miniature version of his father in personality and appearance. He loves all of the family animals and is so intrigued by them! F’lar says he can sit on the floor as quiet as a mouse just watching the dogs play for hours. Of course, he likes to get some cuddle time in with Dolly and Henry too. </li></ul>
  79. 79. <ul><li>Life got a little busier for my baby brother when his daughter was born. Jonas had just begun taking his first steps when he became a big brother to Emmy. </li></ul>
  80. 80. <ul><li>Emmy is named after Emmy Slattery. She comes from a poor family and since her teenage years carried on an affair with the much older Jonas Wilkerson. Years later, after the War she married Jonas and they became wealthy carpetbaggers. Scarlett’s mother Ellen dies of tyhpoid after nursing Emmy and her baby. Emmy’s most famous scene in the movie is when she rides up her fancy carriage to the Tara (the O’Hara plantation) with Jonas to make Scarlett an offer to buy the place. Scarlett orders her off the steps and throws a clump of red dirt into Jonas’ face telling him “That’s all of Tara you’ll ever get!”. </li></ul>
  81. 81. <ul><li>F’lar and Elle have been the best of friends since they attended college together at Sim State University. I’m glad to hear that my brother and sister-in-law haven’t lost the spark that brought them together in the first place! </li></ul>
  82. 82. <ul><li>Jonas and Emmy get along great! Jonas loves having a little sibling to play with. He teaches her new nursery songs all the time and loves to spoil her with attention. </li></ul>
  83. 83. <ul><li>My sister Ramoth still hasn’t settled down like the rest of us. She’s still plugging away at her lifetime want to have twenty lovers! </li></ul>
  84. 84. <ul><li>I’m happy to say now, however, that she has finally achieved her lifetime goal. I never approved of it and will never understand why she decided to follow that path in life, but now I hope she has lived through her wild days and will now settle down with the right man and start a family. I just want to see her happy – well, happy by my definitions anyway! Not happy because she’s tricked twenty men into believe they are the one for her! </li></ul>
  85. 85. <ul><li>Back at home Andrea and I have our hands full raising three adorable little girls. Ellen is becoming quite the independent toddler, so that frees up a lot of time for my wife and I to get used to our new twins Melanie and Scarlett. </li></ul>
  86. 86. <ul><li>Even though Ellen becoming a big girl, I still like to spend as much time with her as I can in between my shifts as a SWAT Team Leader. I’m glad my daughter and I have such a strong relationship so early on. I hope it can last through her teen years! </li></ul>
  87. 87. <ul><li>Mammy has had her pup! She and Moses are now the proud parents of Archie – a small brown puppy. He looks like Moses did when he was a puppy, so we’ll have to wait until later to see who Archie looks like as an adult. </li></ul>
  88. 88. <ul><li>Ellen and I are best friends and that makes me determined to have a close relationship with each of my three girls. I love seeing the trusting look my babies give me when I’m holding them. It’s a bond I can’t even begin to describe. </li></ul>
  89. 89. <ul><li>Ellen is still a calm little girl. Nothing seems to phase her. She never screams for someone to get her when she wakes up from naps. Instead, she finds her own means of entertainment! </li></ul>
  90. 90. <ul><li>Andrea and I are both still working hard toward our lifetime wants. Andrea received a promotion when she went back to work as a sports columnist! Which is wonderful because she can work from home now! </li></ul>I have also gotten a promotion! I’m not taking orders anymore, instead I’m giving them! I’m now the police chief of Desiderata Valley. It is a pretty big title, I hope I don’t mess it up!
  91. 91. <ul><li>“ Well, well, well…Look who’s getting a little round in the middle!” I patted my wife’s growing belly. I knew she was pregnant, she thinks I don’t hear her getting up to rush to the bathroom with her morning sickness, but I do! </li></ul>“ Very funny, Seb. We’re going to have another baby!” Andrea pushed my hand away and pulled me in for a kiss. I love being a father and knowing that Andrea and I are going to welcome another little one soon is a dream come true. I love my family and now we’re going to add one more to our home. I don’t think this feeling could ever get old! I love being a husband and father more than anything!
  92. 92. <ul><li>It’s time to say goodbye to the Opus family – just for now anyway ;) </li></ul><ul><li>While Andrea and Sebell prepare for their fourth child you can ponder if they will get to welcome their first boy or if they will have a fourth little girl, if Andrea and Sebell will reach their lifetime goals in the next chapter, what will Melanie and Scarlett look like when they age and if I will ever finish my turn with this awesome bunch of sims lol! Thank you, as always, for reading. I hope you enjoyed the chapter!! You can find this and other great stories at SiMania! </li></ul>

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