“Yeah, can you come over? Like, right now? I need to ask you somethingimportant.”Welcome back to The Vermachtnis Legacy, readers! We left Sasha in a bitof a bind, with her fiancé Blake having broken up with her due to himbeing a big pain in the you-know-what. Now she’s ready to start over, butwith whom?
The winner is Professor Cornrows himself, Hayden Something-or-Other. Ialways forget to write down the last names! I hadn’t really consideredhim a contender at first, but he and Sasha already had a goodrelationship and, while he isn’t a sim I would normally use, he really isn’tthat bad at all.
After a move-in and a makeover, Sasha and Prof. Hayden start on avery positive date. However, not everyone is happy to see him.Palmer is worried that Hayden might read his diary. Got someseedy secrets in there, Palmer?
It isn’t long before Sasha andHayden have fallen in love thanksto their one date they had whileSasha was in college. Formerphilosophy professor Hayden isthen only too happy to proposeand Sasha, still fresh on therebound, is pleased to accept.Please note the bunny-man, oneof Sasha’s coworkers, in thebackground. I love thisneighborhood so muchsometimes.
So here’s Hayden after his makeover. He’s pretty cute actually. I feelpretty good about this match-up, especially because he doesn’t haveany stupid wants and they have two bolts together. Hayden is aknowledge/fortune sim with the LTW to be a Mad Scientist. I forgethis personality except that he has 3 nice points. Looks like the tyrannyof mean sims isn’t over yet.
So, I wasn’t going to have another huge wedding so soon, butPalmer wanted a family reunion. Sasha invited all of her friendsfrom college plus every Vermachtnis she knows. Palmer got his wishsatisfied and I got a laggy backyard full of sims. Another winterparty means that, while most of the guests wore their formal wear(and probably froze their butts off), some of my sims woreouterwear to the wedding instead.
Guests aside, the wedding wasbeautiful and Sasha and Hayden hadeyes only for each other. Theyexchanged their vows, tradedrings, and kissed, and became theofficial couple of generation seven.
A few notable guests:• Malcolm Vermachtnis hoped the reception would include some braaaaaaains.• SimRoxy will come to your party, but she will sit inside and drink juice by herself the entire time. Sorry about that, Sasha and Hayden.• Parker got invited because I forgot he’s also a vampire so he ran home right after the ceremony.
Sean, Sid, Sammy, and Sebastian were all there for their baby sister’s big day.
“Yeah, so I was watching this movie about aliens and they were all like“Rawr,” and the humans were all like, “Oh no!” and the aliens totallyconquered the planet. Aliens are scary!”“You’re not that observant, son, are you? You’re marrying into a familyof aliens.”“Oh, really? Oops.”
Here’s a picture of the happy couple, about to enjoy their wedding night. I thinkthey look really nice together. I’m glad Sasha found someone that was a bettermatch.Unlike nearly all of my sims, they did not try for baby right away. Since Sasha ishaving to work her way up from the bottom to her LTW and Hayden might take awhile too, I’m waiting for one or the other to be permaplat before they start havingkids. It’s kind of morbid, but I’m also waiting for Maddie and Max to die so there’sa bit more room. Sorry, guys! You’re just living too long!
I decided not to send the newlywedson honeymoon since I’ve played a lotof vacations recently. Life continuespretty normally at the house.
Palmer: “All I am saying, is give war a chance.”Max: “I like your ideas and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.”Lexie: “You guys are nuts. I’m out of here.”
Hayden needs skills for promotions, plus he’ll also want to maxhis skills since he’s a knowledge sim, so he sits down with thethinking cap and does some serious studying. Sasha got thewant to study parenting (apparently getting ready for thefuture?) so she spends a bit of quality time with her husband onthe couch too.
Maddie completed both of the official portraits. I think they turned out nicely.Sasha and Hayden’s portraits take up the last bitof space on the long wall in the hallway, so this isthe last picture I’ll be able to take that includesall of the portraits, stretching back to Asher.
Max, like his mother andstepmother before him, hasbecome a lush in his old age.There’s something that’s just sopleasure sim about standingaround in your pjs, drinking. Hethen runs up to Palmer’s bedroomat 6 to admire his ship in a bottleand block Palmer’s path. What aweirdo.
“Look, sweetie. I know you’renew to Vermachtnis ways, sopay attention. This is how weshow affection in thishousehold. Hang loose!”“Aw, but I like the old way.You’re too pretty for me to pullsurfer gestures at.”“You’re sweet, Hayden, buttrust me, that will change. Justyou wait. We’ll have youhanging loose in no time.”
Sasha is slowly working her way up the Culinary ladder. Everyday I have her check for the career on the computer, but it nevercomes up. By the time it did show up, it was at a lower level thanwhere Sasha was. Hayden is also making good progress towardsbecoming a Mad Scientist.
Aww, they’re still cute. Lexie didn’t age so gracefullybut Palmer looks pretty much the same as he alwayshas, plus a moustache and white hair.
Remnants of island vacations abound in this house.There is, of course, the incessant hang loosing, butPalmer and Maddie also break into a hula dance onenight and spend a good portion of the evening huladancing. Palmer is still really good at it. He has thatisland flow, lol.
“Dang, I was hot when I was young.”Yeah, you were, Maddie. It’s too bad you didn’t get to influencethe bloodline directly, but I guess the good news is we could takeanother shop clerk if we needed to since you didn’t contribute yourgenes to the heir.
“I think Hayden can read my diary!”Of course he can, Lexie, you sat down right in front of him. There isa lot of diary-writing going on lately around the educationbookcase, but it’s a busy room so the writers spend most of theirtime thinking X-ed out thought bubbles.
Witness the effects of a house full of mean sims. Argumentsspontaneously break out all the time between people withperfect relationships, and all snowmen built are evil snowmen.I like the snowman but I could do without the constant arguing.
Zoe is getting quite old and I’dlike there to be a dog in thehouse while the kids grow up.Sasha and Hayden are stillwaiting to start havingchildren, so there’s no bettertime to adopt a puppy. Ournew puppy is a black little guynamed Elroy.In the second picture, theplumbbob is intentional. Elroyis so small that when he’staken outside to potty, hedisappears in the snow! I hadto go into buy mode to figureout exactly where he is soSasha could pick him up totake him inside again!
“He’s . . . he’s in my bed.”It’s ok, Zoe, there’s another perfectly fine bed right next toit.“But . . . he’s in my bed.”She did warm up to him later, territory issues aside.
Lexie destroyed Sasha’s evilsnowman with glee. I thinkit’s funny how they brushtheir handsafterwards, like, “Job welldone, self. Splendid.”The penguin was distraughtby this turn ofevents, however.
So, a house full of meansims? Guess what. Theylike to gossip a lot. A lota lot. I would estimatethat 50% of theinteractions that go on inthis household aregossip.My favorite pic is theone at center top, whereLexie and Max are bothtelling the same gossipabout Macy beating upElle at Palmer’s wedding.
For some reason, everyone except Palmer comesand hangs out in Sasha and Hayden’s bedroom firstthing in the morning. The elders are all usuallythere, hang loosing, chatting, and admiringartwork, before the main couple even wakes up. It’sa little bizarre and makes it hard for Sasha andHayden to get any privacy to make out in. Onanother note, they are a delightful couple. They’realways kissing and hugging each other if they don’thave something else to do and they’re near eachother.
The time has come for Zoe to move on to doggy heaven. Hayden was at work but everyone else was home at the time, so there was a good deal of crying.The really strange thing is, as soon as Deathcame for Zoe, Elroy instantly grew up eventhough he had only been a puppy for a dayand a half. It was a weird little bug. Elroyimmediately set to destroying a statue soSasha had to scold him while everyone elsewas still weeping.
They found the strength to cope in their family traditions, however.
That same day, it’s Maddie’s turn to go. She and Max have lived verylong lives. Madelein, you drove me crazy often but you will bemissed.
Max’s turn comes the next eveningwhen he and Lexie return from theircelebrity chef cooking show. All thesedeaths have left the family membersdistraught and there’s quite a bit ofcrying going on. Goodbye, Max. Goenjoy your dream dates with Maddie.I was hoping Sasha would make it tothe top of the track so I could havethree generations of CelebrityChefs, but it was not to be.
Max and Maddie have gone to rest in the Vermachtniscemetery, the ancestral resting place of the Vermachtnis family.Just a note: one of the two blank graves is actually Jesse’s, aromance sim. He died platinum but you know how romance simgraves can be. I just wanted to make clear that I’ve only had onesim die in this legacy that wasn’t permaplat and that wasEdith, who got scared to death by ghosts.
We have a bit of a problem. Lexie and Hayden, without any actionfrom me, are listed as having three bolts for each other, whileSasha and Hayden have only two. Hayden has eyes only for hiswife, thank god, but Lexie has taken to following Hayden aroundthe house, being all creepy. She doesn’t give him a moment’speace. It’s like the toddler interaction to “Follow Sim” but it’s anelder doing it. Not cool.
Palmer is as entertaining as anelder as he always was. He’s areally big napper who keeps somepretty odd hours, and thebathtubs see as much action asthey always have. Ah, youneat, playful sim, you.
Hurray! Sasha has worked her way up from the very bottom of theculinary career track and has become a Celebrity Chef! She’s nowpermaplat and her next LTW is to be a Rock God. Can do.I never seem to capture the aspiration points in time, so all my picturesof LTWs being accomplished tend to be of the influence points. I don’tknow if you’ve noticed this, but it bugs me.
“Hey, baby. I’ve got something to say that’ll really rev yourengine.”“Oh? What’s that?”“I’m permaplatinum.”“Woohoo! Literally!”
Hayden has continued to skill and has begun maxing one skill afteranother. He’s very good about having the correct wants at the correcttime, so he’s really racking up a lot of aspiration points.
Looks like the celebratorywoohoo had the right effect.Sasha changes into someboring purple pjs afterspending a day with incrediblemorning sickness. The firstbaby of generation 8 is on theway!
Lexie continues to be a real creep. Without Maddie andMax to keep her company, she still comes straight toHayden’s side of the bed and admires the dragon on hisbedside table every morning. I do mean every morning.She follows him around so that if he’s skilling, she’ll findsomething to do nearby. I’m terrified that she’s going totry something rather than just following him around like alovesick puppy.
“Here, honey, how about a backrub? I know that expecting our firstchild must be hard on you, what with the morning sickness, theswollen ankles, the backaches. Why, carrying our child must makeyou long for a backrub. Oh wait, silly me, that’s ME that’s carryingthe baby. Hint hint, Hayden.”
He may not get the clue on backrubs, but Hayden does love tointeract with Sasha’s belly. He’s the only one in the house withouta primary or secondary family aspiration, so he has no wants forthe baby unlike everyone else, but he does like checking up on thelittle one.
Just like a sim, Sasha goes into labor in a place where it’s awkwardto take a picture of everyone. All the family is in attendance for thebirth of the baby.
Sasha and Hayden have a little son, a boy named Vincent withall of his dad’s coloring and no trace of Sasha so far: S3, brownhair and eyes.
Sasha and Hayden immediatelyget started on the next one sincethey waited so long to beginhaving children. They conceiveon the first try again, and theelders immediately rush into theroom to chat and admireartwork as soon as Sasha andHayden are done. I don’tunderstand what makes thisroom so attractive.
Little Vincent sees a lot of love in his early days. Even Hayden, despitehaving no wants for Vincent, still likes to come by and cuddle him.Vincent puked on Lexie right after this picture was taken. He threw up onevery single person that tried to play with him, every time. Volatile littlestomach on that one.
Hayden is still working his way up the science career ladder andis now a top secret researcher. He brought home this oddfellow who is wearing makeup. Reminds me of the lipstick onCastor when I was playing the McManias. Who am I tojudge, but it is a little weird.
I can totally see how Palmer could take a nap through all ofthat racket. Sure.
Sasha has a very dichotomous personality. She’s all sweetnessand love with her baby, but she argues with anyone that comeshome from work with a Vermachtnis. She’s mean to the coreexcept where it concerns her family.
Yay! Hayden is now permaplatinum and is the last adult/elderto become so. His next LTW is to become a space pirate.
Vincent’s birthday rolls around andeveryone is there to see it. He looks pretty cute from here but let’s take a closer look.
Hmm. Pretty cute from here too. He’s got almost all of hisdad’s features, especially his heavy-lidded eyes, but he doeshave Sasha’s nose and pointy ears. Vincent’s personality is9/4/9/10/3. Another meanie, but wow is that a lot of pointsoverall.
So . . . do you guys have enough poured drinks?“Not really. I think I’ll make one more for me.”“Ooh, make me another one too, Hayden! This one’s almostempty.”
Once I can force him away fromthe bar, Hayden celebratesVincent’s birthday by teaching himto walk. Luckily, Vincent grew upsoon after a nap so he had plentyof energy to learn.All of the adults, including Haydennow, have wants to teach Vincentvarious things. I had tochoose, for example, betweenthree different sims that allwanted to teach him to walk. Itried to lock one for each of themso that they could have an equalshare in bringing him up.
Ugh, Lexie. Knock it off. She still is magnetically drawnto Hayden’s side every morning, and when he relaxes onhis own bed, she’s presumptuous enough to join him!
Bump number two! Sasha was taking out the garbage, becausesomeone had thrown one piece of cake away when thedishwasher and sink were busy. Can’t let any more than oneitem build up in the trash! You know, Sasha, I think yourobsession with the trash is a bit pathological. Maybe with a fewmore children you won’t have as much time to empty it everymorning.
Vincent likes to talk about theweirdest things. The family triesto educate him on his alienheritage, but he’d much rathertalk about couples counseling.Huh?
Lexie is a one-womancreepfest. She follows Haydeneverywhere, but, to hiscredit, he only has romanticfeelings for Sasha. When theycan find some alonetime, they’re more than happyto flirt and kiss the day away.
Vincent learned all his toddler skillshis second day in the toddler age.He’s a quick skiller and there’s alwaysadults around ready to teach him.His first word was ‘daddy’ – awwww.
Some people have a cast-iron stomach, or so they say. Vincent’smust be made of aluminum foil. He throws up on everyone.
He also continues to talk about the weirdest subjects. He showsa lot of interest in what the grown-ups have accomplished intheir lives.
Look Lexie, I know you’re a romance sim, but if youdon’t stop this behavior and stop rolling wants to fallin love with Hayden, I don’t even know what I’ll do.It won’t be pretty. Just behave yourself already.
Sasha goes into labor inVincent’s nursery and Lexieand Hayden are there towitness it. It’s twins! Yay!Palmer rushes in in time forthe hand-off, while Lexiefigures this is a perfect time totell Hayden about hertravels, never mind that herdaughter just had a baby andneeds to give it to herhusband.
The twins are a boy named Vance and a girl namedVanessa. So far they look identical to Vincent.
What’s wrong, Vincent?“I wanted to be an only child!”You are in the wrong legacy, then, mister.
And Sasha and Hayden try again for another one. This nextone should be the last birth of the generation. They’re gettingpretty up there in the adult lifestage, so there’s no time likethe present to get pregnant again.
The twins see plenty of love overthe next few days. Vance andVanessa are just as adored astheir big brother.
“Awww . . . I can’t get toHayden and follow him around.Guess I’ll just have a sit insteadand get something done while Iwait for him to be available formy advances.”Gross, Lexie.
Cheesecake! I like the Vermachtnises to have the maximumnumber of children I can get in the house at one time with twogenerations of adults living, which is 5 of course, so cheesecake is anecessity. I was just convinced to download one of the hacks toallow more sims on a lot so maybe we’ll see more kids in thefuture. I like this family to have as many as I can stand.
Lovelorn Lexie continues tofollow Hayden around nomatter what he’s doing. Sheespecially love cheering forhim when he’s playinginstruments. I am equal partsamused and disturbed by thisrelationship. Hayden seemsoblivious to it, though.
“I’m home! I’m a family sim! I brought home a coworker who wentinto aspiration failure! Yay for me!”The poor Captain Hero there is Madison Vermachtnis, one of Palmer’saunts. I’m assuming she’s reacting to the death of Max, who she was ahalf-sister to. Good thing I don’t keep points anymore.
Yay! The first bump! We’ll have the final twins of the generation soon.
Whatcha doin’, Vincent?“Being adorable.”Oh, carry on, then.
Birthday time has come for all three generation 8 kids. I accidentally setup one of the cakes backwards so poor Hayden had to stand by himselfon the other side of the counters.
The twins look a lot like Vincent. Infact, Vance is a clone because Iforgot about the firstborn effectagain. Vanessa looks just like herbrothers, though. All three of thekids have Hayden’s eyes.Vance’s personality, likeVincent’s, is 9/4/9/10/3. Vanessa’sis 9/2/10/2/3. Pretty similar exceptfor being much more serious.
Vincent also grew up, of course, and there’s no surprises in his looks. He’sa fairly even mix of his two parents, but I dislike that he looks so sleepy allthe time.
Just like Vincent, Vanessa and Vance grew up with plenty of energy andso get to learn a new skill and get into the platinum right away.
SO CUTE! Vanessa and Elroy are fast friends. Look how happy he isin that hug! I love the pic on the left, too.
The grandparents have plenty of wants for the little ones and Sasha is busy being pregnant so they get to teach the twins their skills.Vance and Vanessa learned alltheir skills plus a nursery rhymeby their second day oftoddlerhood.
Well this is nice for a change. They’re arguing. That happens a lot in ahouse full of meanies, but until now there hasn’t been any argumentsbetween Lexie and Hayden. If it keeps their boundariesrespected, I’m all for it.
And we have bump number two of Sasha’s final pregnancy. Checkback next time to see the twins and to see all of Sasha and Hayden’schildren grow, plus an heir poll at the end. Thanks for reading andmake sure to say hi at SiMania!