Welcome back to the Vermachtnis legacy! We are slooowly
approaching the finish line as Veronica the 8th generation heiress has
just moved home. Last chapter we saw Veronica and two of her
siblings complete their college and the lives of all the spares. Now
let’s check in on Veronica and see where she takes the legacy.
Veronica invites her fiancée Ericka over, and while she’s waiting, she
greets Aiyana the newsgirl, her former teenage girlfriend. Because
she’s one of Veronica’s 20+ best friends, Aiyana reaches out for a big
hug and then stands around enjoying the sun while Veronica makes
out with Ericka. Awkward.
Here’s Ericka after her makeover. I’m not completely unbiased,
but I think she looks awesome. Again, not unbiased, but I love a
good short cut on a woman. Veronica seems to think she looks
pretty good too. Ericka is fortune/family, an excellent match for
family/popularity Veronica, and her personality is 8/2/7/1/4. She
has a LTW of being a criminal mastermind, which isn’t entirely in
line with her business-y persona and her squeaky-clean wife-to-
be, but it won’t be her LTW forever. You can’t tell from these
pictures, but Ericka has green eyes, so I’m hoping some of the
kids may have recessive eyes.
Lexie is still a big creep when it comes to her son-in-law Hayden, and
she still follows him around like a lovesick puppy with three
completely unnecessary bolts. Also, she has apparently decided to
live forever and is just one big headache in general.
“Huh, that’s weird, Veronica. I could have sworn I heard the
lullaby, but it still says we can ‘try for baby.’ Oh well, one more
Later . . .
“Okay, Ericka, I definitely heard it that time. We better go get
ready for the wedding now that I’m good and knocked up.”
Wedding time! It’s a bit smaller than
past weddings, but still plenty of
people to have a good time. The
guests are Veronica’s siblings and a
few of her very best friends.
From this side of the lot, we have my
simself, streaker Chris Phelps, Aiyana,
Vanessa, Vance, Valerie, and Marc
Vermachtnis, a gen. 5 spare.
From this side we have Vincent, his
wife Debbie the placeholder, Victoria,
and Carrie, the alien daughter of a
gen. 2 spare who’s been in college
pretty much since the beginning. Now
let’s get started!
Ericka’s all about red and Veronica’s
a fan of darker tones like purple,
and they couldn’t agree so we used
both colors for the wedding. It was
a beautiful and well-attended
ceremony. Let me introduce you to
the gen. 8 couple: Veronica and
Sasha, Lexie, and Ericka all got points for the wedding. Strangely,
and despite me trying my hardest to get her to do so, family sim
Veronica would not roll up a want for her own wedding, so she felt
just kind of ‘eh’ about the whole thing.
Even though Veronica was already pregnant, the new couple still
snuck away for some private time upstairs.
Meanwhile, the party went on
downstairs. The musical instruments
were popular, as was the bar, and Sasha
gave Hayden another backrub. Will he
ever get the hint and give her one
back? Probably not.
“So we thought we heard the lullaby, but it still said we could try for baby,
so we did. Now Veronica’s pregnant and you’re going to be a
“Oh great. Don’t you foolish girls realize what you’ve done?”
“No? What’s the big deal?”
Yeah, what could possibly go wrong with this scenario that the controller
might have been forgetting about? Huh, it’s a mystery . . .
Veronica is definitely pregnant, though. That evening, after the party
has died down, she gets her first wave of “morning” sickness.
Oh my god, Lexie got abducted. Could you guys, y’know, keep
“Sorry, Earthling, she’s just as annoying to us. Here, she’s all
Well, Lexie, I tried to get rid of you but you’re still hanging on.
“Yeah, I’m a trooper like that. I’ll just keep subtly hitting on Hayden until
I’m so old I disintegrate into dust on the wind.”
Gross, Lexie. How about you don’t.
“You’re no fun!”
Pregnancy! Super fun! I didn’t realize
it until I laid out the pictures, but
Veronica managed to hit every toilet
in the house at least once. Way to
spread the . . . er, love, Veronica.
“How are you feeling, sweetie?”
“I’ve been better, Ericka, but I think it’s starting to resolve. How are
“Oh, I’m good. Felt a little under the weather, just a little tired. I’m
probably fighting a cold or something. No big deal.”
“Can you believe we’ll be mommies soon?”
“I know! Exciting, isn’t it?”
Damn you, same-sex pregnancy hack! I did this the last time I had a
lesbian heiress too. Believe it or not, this was completely on accident.
To top it off, Ericka never got sick, so I didn’t realize they were both
pregnant until Ericka popped.
Ericka has to change clothes because her previous outfit didn’t
have a pregnancy mesh, which wasn’t a problem before since I
never planned on her getting pregnant. Grumble grumble. Our
two pregnant ladies sit down for some parenting studying
since they’ll soon have at least two babies to care for.
While Veronica and Ericka gestate, Sasha works on the official
portraits for generation 8.
And here they are! They turned out nice, right?
Veronica and Ericka are very much in love, but instead of
fawning over each other, they’ve now turned to cooing
over each other’s bellies. Meanwhile, Ericka heads to work
in the business career. We’re still waiting for criminal to
come up so she can complete her LTW, but working in
business will help her fulfill some of her go-to-work and
money-making wants in the meantime.
Veronica’s LTW is currently to have 6
grandchildren, so I decided to have
her be a stay at home mom, so she
won’t be getting a job. Thus, she
has time to play chess with Sasha,
who does not play nice.
“Can you believe this, Lexie? She’s
“Who, me? I wasn’t cheating!”
“Sorry, honey. It must be tough
being so nice in a house full of mean
“You have no idea.”
They’re so in love. Just to warn you, there will be lots of pictures of
these two loving up on each other. I think they make the most
adorable couple and I just love how devoted they are.
On another note, their bellies aren’t quite touching yet when they
slow dance, but that will change soon.
Within minutes of each other, Veronica and Ericka get their
Oh, I thought this day would never come.
I mean . . . Oh, how sad, Lexie has died. What a tragedy for the
“Don’t you think you’re laying it on a little thick?”
Sorry, Lexie. You were a good wife to Palmer except for lusting
after your son-in-law, and you did provide five wonderful
children, including Sasha, one of the most beautiful heiresses
of the line. Your family will miss you, even if I won’t.
Here’s some job happenings. Ericka keeps going to work while
pregnant and reaches a financial milestone in the business
career, which makes her quite happy, and Hayden reaches the
top of some career which I seem not to have written down.
Hmm. Well, congrats anyway, Hayden!
Everyone (including Sasha’s
brother Sammy, who is also in the
SCIA and so comes home from
work a lot) is there to witness the
birth of Veronica’s babies. Yes,
babies! Veronica has the lifetime
perk from the family track that
increases your chance of having
twins, so it’s not surprising to see
them despite no cheesecake.
Both babies have lovely grey eyes and black hair. The little boy
has S1 skin and is named Yves, and his sister has S2 skin and is
Even as everyone is still exclaiming over the new twins,
Ericka goes into labor as well. Yves and Yasmine are
dumped on the floor as Veronica rushes over to her wife.
And here we have our little plus one, the reason for the chapter
name, the baby that wasn’t planned (though we’re happy to have
her anyway): an S1 girl with brown hair and eyes named Yuliana.
Quick! Everyone grab a baby to play with! Aw, poor Hayden is left
out. Yasmine, Yves, and Yuliana get a headstart on their
relationships with their family.
After the babies have been passed around for playing and cuddling,
they’re set down in the baby chairs, where all three promptly fall
asleep before I can take a picture of them playing.
“Well, all three of the kiddos are in their cribs now. Shall we . . .?”
“No time like the present!”
I’ve decided to go for 10 kids this generation. I can’t believe I’ve
never done it before in this legacy, although one generation did
have 8. This is the last chance for it anyway, since the baby born
to the generation 9 heir will be the end of the legacy. Even though
they have three newborns, Ericka and Veronica try again right
away – and this time I’m careful to only let Veronica get pregnant!
Alison finally grows up and she’s the exact same dog as
Peach from the Hues legacy. Like Peach, she is quite messy,
so her first action now that she can get down the front steps
by herself is to go root around in the garbage. Nice.
Ericka is getting a promotion nearly every day in the business career.
She works hard to keep up with her skills, and despite having had to
start pretty low on the ladder, she’s getting close to the top.
Yves, Yasmine, and Yuliana get a
lot of care from their moms. Both
Veronica and Ericka are delighted
to spend time with their children,
and Veronica in particular rolls up
a lot of wants to play with and
cuddle the babies.
Veronica is definitely pregnant. I have a hack now that allows
more than 8 sims in the house, so it should be easier to fulfill
this want, which both mothers have locked. I plan to have
them keep trying for kids fairly frequently until I get
overwhelmed or the house gets too laggy.
Birthday time comes for the
twins and Yuliana.
Both of their mothers are
beautiful, so I’m expecting cute
kids, but I’m excited to see
whether any of them get
Veronica’s eye shape. Veronica
was the only one in her generation
to get it from Sasha.
Yves and Yuliana both look a lot like
Ericka, but Yasmine is definitely
Veronica’s baby! I’m so excited the big
eyes got passed on right away. Yves’s
personality is 8/2/7/3/6, Yasmine’s is
7/10/8/1/3, and Yuliana’s is 7/8/10/1/4.
I’m also pleased with the recessive eyes.
We’ve never had an heir with recessive
eyes, despite the fact that I’ve tried to
breed them in for generations.
This picture is here because it is adorable and that’s reason
enough for me.
Lots of teaching goes on over the next
few days. To help move what will be a
lengthy generation along, I’m not going
to document every time a toddler learns
a skill. All of the kids eventually did (I’ve
played ahead) so as a reader, you can
just assume that the teaching happens
and I won’t point it out unless I have
something additional to say about it.
Likewise, lots of friend-making will go on over this generation. I
don’t want to write 10,000 iterations of “Sim A and Sim B made
best friends” and I doubt you want to read them all, so this
works out better for both of us. Rest assured, none of the kids
wanted for best friends.
However, I will include lots of pictures
of these two being adorable because
it’s my chapter and I can. As you can
see, Veronica is very close to having
Oh, it’s twins again! Huh, that perk
must really increase the odds. The S4
baby is named Yvette and she has all
the same coloring as Veronica. The S1
baby is named Yvonne and she also
has brown hair and eyes.
Without the extra sims hack, this would be where we take a
pause from kid-having until a grandparent dies or a kid heads to
college. With the hack, however, these two can get to work on
the next one, and so they do.
Yet another thing that won’t be documented every time it happens:
skill maxing. Not all the kids maxed all their skills because it got a bit
hectic later on, but skill-maxing happened often enough that it would
get redundant to feature them all.
Oh, sweetie. You’re not going to make it easily to 10 if you start
getting afraid of vomiting on number 6.
“I would have thought you’d be thrilled about all these grandchildren,
“I am thrilled! Why, don’t I look it?”
“Uh, not really.”
Oh, you silly mean sim.
Birthday time has come for Yuliana, Yves, and Yasmine. As you can
see, Ericka is also thinking about another promotion that she’s
brought home. Criminal still hasn’t come up, but she’s working
towards the top of business steadily.
Here’s the oldest three. They turned
out really nice. Yves and Yuliana look so
much alike in face structure, you’d think
they were the twins. Sometimes the
large eyes can look weird with normal
eye colors, but the Vermachtnises have
been blessed in this regard – their big-
eyed progeny just look like cartoon
characters instead of freaks.
All three of the older kids are quite neat, so first thing in the
morning is bed-making time.
Yasmine got Hayden to read to her, but for some reason, instead
of sitting down by the bookcase on the second floor, they went
up to the third floor where we keep reward objects, and which is
hardly ever used. Strange.
Okay, one more announcement: homework-learning will not
be documented every time it happens. All the kids learned
their homework skills.
Ericka has reached the top of the business career and has hit
another financial milestone. She’s still waiting for criminal to come
And she brought home . . . this, lol. This sim, named Carissa,
is actually the wife of a gen. 4 spare, and when I deleted
some custom content she got this hairstyle as a default. It
cracks me up, so she got to keep it. You’d think it wouldn’t
fare too well in the business world, but apparently she does
okay for herself.
I will be writing about every time the kids get into private
school. It didn’t happen that often, and I have another reason.
With the Masterpieces, none of the kids got into private school
because I was so overwhelmed. My goal this time is to get all
10 into private school before they leave the house.
This particular visit was a success and the older three got in.
Birthday time for Yvette and Yvonne . . . but we’ve reached the
end of the chapter! Check back next time to see how the second
set of twins looks, what baby #6 looks like, whether any of the
kids ever get green eyes, and just generally how the
Vermachtnises progress towards the end of the legacy, which is
creeping ever closer all the time. Thanks for reading and be sure
to check in at SiMania! http://z12.invisionfree.com/sim_mania