- Chapter 1: Love Triangle
- Chapter 2: About Last Night
- Chapter 3: Birth, Death, and Marriage
- Chapter 4: Welcome to the World
- Chapter 5: Child's Play
- Chapter 6: Young Love
- Chapter 7: Grief and Misdemeanours
- Chapter 8: Growing Up Is Hard To Do
- Chapter 9: The Saint and The Sinner
- Chapter 10: Strange Times Indeed
- Chapter 11: A Date with Death
- Chapter 12: Love Will Keep Us... Apart
- Chapter 13: There's Something Wrong With Harlow......
- Chapter 14: The Ghost of You
- Chapter 15: Don't Go Into The Basement
- Chapter 16: What A Ghost Wants
- Chapter 17: Better Together
- Chapter 18: Love and Caring
- Chapter 19: Wicked Little Girl
- Chapter 20: The Devil in Dahlia
- Chapter 21: I Do!
- Chapter 22: If Only
- Chapter 23: Of Cheats And Liars
- Chapter 24: You and I
- Chapter 25: Runaways
- Chapter 26: A Life Anew
- Chapter 27: Three of a Kind
- Chapter 28: Please Forgive Me
- Chapter 29: The Colour of Love
- Chapter 30: Grim's Gonna Get Ya...
- Chapter 31: Return of the Fallen
- Chapter 32: Who's That Girl?
- Chapter 33: What The Future Holds
- Chapter 34: Weapons of Mass Seduction
- Chapter 35: A Matter of Life and Death
- Chapter 36: Witness the Fitness
- Chapter 37: Inferno
- Chapter 38: Playing With Fire
- Chapter 39: Misery Loves Isolation
- Chapter 40: Honesty; Honestly
- Final Chapter: The Last Mars
- After Party
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And so it begins...
This is Riley, and this is the beginning of The Mars Family Legacy.
Riley has just moved into her first home, and it's terrible. However, no one said the path to fame and fortune would be easy. Yes, life costs, and this is where you start paying.
So to survive in the real world, or even the reality of the Sims, you need to have a job (unless you want to find yourself cold and hungry, crying on the floor surrounded by repo men...) Virtuoso's will head for the theatre of course, and that's exactly where Riley went. First job, 'Fan'. Pay- abysmal.
As Riley set about exploring the beautiful town of Sunset Valley she made sure to introduce herself to some of the locals, and her Good Sense of Humour won them over easily.
Then, tired from her day out, Riley returned home and went to bed. Hopeless Romantic by nature, she went to sleep gazing up at the stars and wondering who she'd meet tomorrow...
Day two and Riley set to work building her skills. A couple of notches up on the guitar skill-o-meter later and she was ready to venture into town, and ready to meet some men ; )
First attempt: stalking men in the gym. Verdict: unsuccessful. Riley needs to work on her pulling techniques it seems...
During a break from the man-hunt Riley struck up a conversation with another young adult, Bella Blue. They soon discovered they had things in common, such as being Party Animals and, over time, struck up a strong friendship.
The next day Riley asked Bella to move in, and she accepted.
Together the girls had enough money to build a house, of sorts. It's no Buckingham Palace but it's a start.
Besides, it looks reasonably cosy for a homely hovel. However, soon a few problems arose...
It turns out Bella can't cook for toffee. One day in the new house and already it was in danger of being burned to the ground. Oh dear. Luckily though someone came to their rescue, and he turned out to be a blessing in disguise...
Lamar the fireman came bursting through the door and immediately Riley's heart melted. She wasted no time in asking if he was single, and was overjoyed to hear that he was.
A few flirty interactions later and things were looking good...
Well, maybe not that good. But they do say the path to true love never runs smooth.
Bella on the other hand was having no such problems. She'd met a woman called Skye and was having no trouble wooing her with her Flirty nature.
Bella really liked Skye, so she had no idea why, at the moment when they shared their first kiss, Riley's face flashed through her mind...
The next few days in Sunset Valley passed pleasantly. Bella started work on her garden and got a job at the local spa.
Riley's guitar skill had improved sufficently, so much so that she was able to begin playing for tips in the park. The extra money certainly came in handy and soon the girls could afford a few luxuries to improve their comfort of living.
Later that day Lamar came round. Turns out he wasn't half the man Riley thought he was...
Still, their romantic flirtation continued and eventually they shared their first, rather unconventional, kiss.
Lamar even agreed to be her boyfriend.
Things were going well for Bella too. She'd gone over to Skye's house for a visit and, after the intial shock of seeing that she had kids, their romance continued. Bella asked if she could stay the night and Skye agreed. Later on, things heated up...
But, as can happen all too often, things can seem so different in the harsh light of day. Soon Bella realised that maybe dating a woman with kids wasn't such a great idea.
She wasted no time moving on, but still at the back of her mind Bella knew that something was missing.
As the evening rolled on Bella returned home to hang out with Riley. They enjoyed a typical girly night in; watching movies, drinking, and eating some snacks.
The conversation flowed easily, and so did the drinks...
...and Bella saw an opportunity to do something she had been aching for since the very first day she met Riley.
She smiled and looked deep into Riley's eyes as she slowly leaned in...
...until their lips touched in a sweet and tender kiss.
The bliss didn't last for long though. Riley gave herself a mental shake when she realised what she had been doing, and tried to push Bella away.
Bella was crushed, hurting from the burning rejection as Riley refused to look at her. Eventually she did the only thing she felt able to do, and left.
Now Riley is left with a dilemma. Should she continue with her relationship with Lamar, or give into carnal temptation and pursue Bella? Find out in the next chapter of The Mars Family Legacy, coming soon.
You can find the original on the story board here- feel free to rec that if you've enjoyed this : )