The Squeaky Clean Legacy, 17.6: Beginnings, Endings, and Celebrations
The Squeaky Clean Legacy
Chapter 17.6: Endings, Beginnings, and
When we last saw the Squeaky Clean Legacy, our genera7on nine heiress
Elaine Goodytwoshoes had just become engaged to Ian Legacina, a
substan7al improvement from her ﬁrst ﬁancée, Angus Pleasant.
(It has been a long 7me since my last update. Apologies. If you need to
catch up on who is whom and what has been going on, may I recommend
reading the last couple of updates?)
Before we get back to the Goodygirls Sorority, we have to turn to some
Romans. This is partly because I love Romans, and partly because I need to ﬁx
said Romans up roman7cally, and partly because Romans invariably mean
Simselves, even if the Simselves are very badly behaved. I don’t know why Cait
decided to pick a ﬁght with Greg, and yes, Greg counts as a Roman.
De, for instance, is an honorary Roman. At least Cassius thinks she is.
Please try not to poke anybody or pick any ﬁghts, okay, Lily?
Marcus and Greg were together in my old neighborhood, but they need to get
together again here. I never get 7red of Marcus.He’s probably one of my
favorite grandchildren, if only because he’s Popularity and took over his
Grandpa Flavius’s old superhero business.
The real purpose of playing the Romans, though, is geTng Duodecimus
hooked up with RoseFyre, the simself who seems to like him best,
though that can vary.
All seemed well, so Duodecimus asked Rose on a date to the former
Bluewater Baths and Salon, now owned by Achilles and named Curl Up
She seems pleased, yes? Interested in what he has to say?
Or maybe more interested in what Bluewater townie Unconvincing Floral
Accessory has to say?
Or perhaps a liWle bit less than thrilled with Duodecimus?
She seems to get over her temporary revulsion just ﬁne.
‐‐ long enough to ditch him and jump into the hot tub with Achilles and
Brutus, who is gay and has been married to Dante Gabriel for years.
I think it’s all a sneaky trick so that Duodecimus has to ask her on a third
date. A third date! Doesn’t she realize that Sims are supposed to fall in
love on the ﬁrst date or the second at most? What happened to
consul7ng the player’s convenience? SHEESH.
Rose got her way, of course, because there did have to be a third date.
‐‐ and this 7me she didn’t raise any awkward objec7ons.
Elaine: You know exactly what I mean, Mother. You keep going up to Ian
and picking ﬁghts with him and poking him. And he doesn’t like that kind
of thing at all. I want us all to get along together, and we all have to live
together, so I’d really like you to make an eﬀort.
S7ll, it’s always nice to know that everyone had a good 7me.
Ian: Of course I’m on board with your family’s tradi7ons. I wouldn’t have
said that I was if I wasn’t.
Elaine: Don’t take it too far.
Ian: I wouldn’t worry about that. The next part is also tradi7onal, from
what I understand.
Elaine: Did you know I grew up in this room? My family used to joke and
call it my turret. I was always inside looking out, dreaming about the day
I would go out and ﬁnd someone to love me.
Ian: You didn’t have to go very far, or try to make someone love you.
Elaine: I know that.
Ian: You let me love you.
Elaine: I let you in. And I’m so happy you’re here. So happy.
Elaine is right. Something inside her is quiet and contented now.
Elaine: Shh. Don’t wake him.
I want him when he wakes up.
Achilles: BRAAAP. ‘Scuse me.
Max: I concur.
Achilles: So let me get this straight. Your mother was geTng a bit beWer,
but you were s7ll worried sick about her, and then she set ﬁre to the
kitchen and had to be rescued by the ﬁre department? And that’s a
Max: Naturally, a culinary conﬂagra7on is not a posi7ve thing in itself.
Max: The ﬁreﬁghter who assisted her, however, was kind enough to
ascertain her safety and well‐being on the following day.
Max: As you can imagine, my mother has had liHle social interacIon and
few friends aJer her long incapacitaIon.
Max: She also felt compelled to demonstrate that she does not in fact
incinerate food on a regular basis.
Lucy: I met her ﬁancé, and he’s preHy non‐sInky if I have to say so, what
with his monster cred and all. Can’t talk about it, though, because he
gets all cranky and talk about how the baker guy and his husband are his
REAL parents. Whatever.
Lucy: She just moved home, but she and Zane want three kids and we’re
hurIng for space.
Lucy: Great‐Grandpa Elroy and Great‐Grandpa Whoopie moved down to
Lucy: They’re having a great Ime. They promised to come back for the
wedding, but they love it down there.
Lucy: They love it down there even though Great‐Grandpa Whoopie
overdid it in the sun.
Lucy: He said he’s been waiIng his whole life to have a sunburn that
wouldn’t kill him, so he’s sIll happy about it.
Lucy: We’re sIll hurIng for space, though, so I said I’d move out, too.
Max: I did not think you and your sister could tolerate a separaIon.
Lucy: I sIll don’t think Milly likes the idea. I don’t love the idea.
Lucy: But this other pair of twins we met said they did it and it worked
out okay for them.
Lucy: They said they missed each other a lot, but that living in diﬀerent
houses didn’t make them any less close.
Lucy: They said they liked having kids and grandkids and that made it
worth it, and they never lost their connecIon.
Max: This would be somewhat lonely for you, I would imagine.
Lucy: It would if I were moving by myself. But I’m moving in with my
Max: You gave me to understand that you were irrevocably 7ed to your twin
Lucy: Yeah, well. . .
Max: And that you objected to—what was the term you used— “s7nky boys.”
Lucy: Oh, he’s not s7nky.
Max: I am very pleased for her, and I shall of course send the customary
silver toast rack or set of demitasse spoons, but I do not believe I am
suitable for her. I have every conﬁdence that she will be extremely