- 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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Chapter 18: Love and Caring
So the Mars family had only recently been blessed with three wonderful children but, being the frisky little Sims that they are, Mayana and Christian decided they wanted more kids. Pregnancy ensued.
Three Sim days passed and then it was sparkle time again as Mayana went into labour. As usual, hubby Christian was by her side to help out... but that didn't quite go to plan...
Yes, he fainted. It could have been due to the ghosts of deceased relatives wandering about the place, but I have a sneaking suspicion it was something else that gave Christian a shock...
The ghost baby is named Jenna and her traits are Good and Excitable.
The human baby is named Dahlia and she's Insane and a Genius.
Not long after the twins were born it was Xanthi's birthday. I came in a little late with camera again, oops.
As usual the dutiful couple made sure that Xanthi had all the attention he needed.
Mayana taught him to talk...
...And Christian taught him to walk.
Later that night it was celebration time once again. Christian's time as a Young Adult had come to a close and he was due to mature, a bit.
He looks pretty pleased with himself *snigger*
The next day it was Mayana's birthday too.
Following her transition I decided to update her wardrobe a bit and give her a more grown up look : )
Whilst all this birthday madness was going on Alyssa, the oldest child, made sure she kept herself entertained. She got to meet her cousin Persephone at school and, over time, the two girls became best friends.
Before long it was time for another birthday- Camden's.
Here the young lad is as a child after gaining the Bookworm trait. He looks really unimpressed doesn't he?
Another birthday! (I'm sorry there's so many this chapter).
Dahlia was first of the twins to age up.
And doesn't she just make the cutest toddler you've ever seen? That's one adorable set of pixels right there ; )
Next up it was Jenna's turn.
And she turned out pretty cute too. However, you can't tell too much from this shot, so let's have a look at Jenna in CAS mode.
She looks pretty similar to her sister actually, maybe with a slightly darker skintone.
Sooooooooo, once again the life lessons began.
Both Dahlia and Jenna learnt to walk and talk and all that jazz.
Meanwhile, it was time for another birthday (sorry).
Alyssa was due to age into a teen, bless her.
And here she is, my first ghostly teen. Alyssa gained the Loser trait, boo.
How about a looksie at her in CAS mode?
Wow. The genes in this family are gooooood.
Now that she was a teenager Alyssa was keen to help out with taking care of her younger siblings, which definitely made things easier on her parents (and on me).
All this love and care ensured that Xanthi's time as a toddler passed without incident, and he grew into a child happily.
Ah, there he is. Xanthi gained the trait of Perfectionist upon his transition.
Now that he was a child Xanthi was able to interact with his older siblings more readily, and he got on well with Alyssa in particular.
With Alyssa able to babysit the twins, Christian found he had time to focus on his painting once again.
He had now mastered the Painting skill, and the money coming in from this hobby was considerable.
Mayana was able to go back to work at the Bistro, and in her free time she continued to fish. She was still on a quest to gather all the required ingredients to make Ambrosia and, as she actually had a Lifefruit that had been left by the previous generation, all she needed was a Deathfish. It wasn't proving so easy to catch though...
Back at the house there was time for another birthday... *yawn*
I mean, yay Camden is turning into a teenager.
Ooh, as a teen Camden looks kind of moody, but in a sultry way. He's just got 'Heartbreaker' written alllllll over him.
And he has the Angler trait. Maybe he can help his mother out with her fishing...?
Just like his older sister, Camden was keen to help out with the care of his family.
He wasn't always able to suppress his Evil tendancies though, and occasionally he did steal candy from Jenna and Dahlia, the swine. Still, isn't that just a winning smile?
Other Sims in the neighbourhood certainly seemed to think so, as Camden soon got talking to a girl in his school named January. Currently they're just friends, but here's hoping.
Oh, and she's not a teen mom by the way- that's her sister she's holding.
Soon enough it was time for YET ANOTHER BIRTHDAY. Or two.
This time the entire family gathered for the celebrations, though the human members of the congregation seemed less than enthused...
First Mayana bought Jenna to the cake to make her wish.
And she had a little sparkly dance, as you do.
Then the family all decided to have some cake, clearly forgetting about someone...
Poor Dahlia, ignored for a slice of cake, though if it was cheesecake then maybe I could understand.
And here are the twins as children.
What is it, some sort of family trait that makes all the humans in this generation look thoroughly peeved at all times? Excusing that though they both seem rather sweet.
Did I say that too soon? You see Dahlia just happened to gain the Mean Spirited trait when she grew up, so it didn't take long for her to turn on her sister. Of course, her current disposition meant Dahlia was able to bond quite well with a certain Evil sibling...
It seemed no one in the house was safe when Dahlia and Camden were around.
The two terrors spent a lot of time together scheming and plotting. Of course it wasn't all madness and malice, they also... erm, played tag and stuffs...
They also liked to spend a lot of time together in the play... thing. I don't know what it's called.
Either way, it became their number one hangout and evil lair of sorts.
In addition, as a Genius Dahlia spent a lot of time crouched over a chess table working on improving her keen mind.
This came in very handy when she had homework, though you'd never be able to tell. Moody child...
As the kids were now often busy with school and their friends, Mayana and Christian had time for themselves. They remained as silly and playful as ever : D
They also kept up their romantic shenanigans... No more kids though! I don't think I can take it : /
Mayana had work most days and, over time, had reached level 7 in the culinary career. In addition, she was also required to learn a recipe for an opportunity she was given, and it just so happened to be Ambrosia. How convenient.
Now all that was left was that last missing ingredient- the elusive Deathfish. So, armed with a level 7 fishing skill and the appropriate bait, Mayana headed to the graveyard once again.
: D : D : D
So now Mayana finally has all the ingredients she finds herself faced with a dilemma. She only has enough supplies to make one serving of Ambrosia, so just who should she bring back to life?
Will it be her husband Christian?
Her eldest daughter Alyssa?
Or her youngest daughter Jenna?
So just who will be leaving their ghostly existence behind? 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 : )