A Jym of an Alphabet Legacy
Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:58 PM
“They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever .” ~ Oscar Wilde
Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:24 PM
Tina was patient while Beryl got past her initial reaction.
“I did my best to keep it together while I talked to my mom. snapshot_9a81937e_dbb876ff.jpg 14K 18 downloads Leah however, well, she got mad. snapshot_9a81937e_7bb876e9.jpg 12.42K 22 downloads She argued with dad about his reckless behavior. snapshot_9a81937e_dbb876d9.jpg 11.07K 20 downloads How he should have waited till your dad knew it was safe to contact the UFO.” Tina gave a weak smile but Beryl still winched when Tina mentioned her dad. “Dad agreed that she was right and he only has himself to blame for his ‘situation’.
“Dad’s taking responsibility for things helped diffuse the tension between them. snapshot_9a81937e_dbb876ff.jpg 14K 17 downloads But Leah asked dad how he plans to raise an alien child and if he really thought this would be the kind of kid one could just toss a baseball with. snapshot_9a81937e_fbb876e0.jpg 12.38K 17 downloads
“Dad admitted that he was at a loss but he wasn’t going to do anything different for this child then he’d done for us girls. Michael took Leah outside for a little bit to give her a chance to clear her head. She is so lucky that he’s being very sapportive about all this.” snapshot_9a81937e_9bb8753d.jpg 20.75K 20 downloads
“How’s your mom doing with all this?” Beryl asked, partically wondering how her own mom would have handled it. Memories of the time her parents didn’t speak to each other came back to her.
“I think the worst problem they’re having through this is picking out a name.” snapshot_9a81937e_bbb87270.jpg 9.91K 21 downloads Tina laughed, “Mom thinks he should give it a name that would help the child feel connected to his alien heritage but dad wants to give it a common name so as not to make the child stand out any more. But beyond that, they seem just as happy now as they’ve always been. snapshot_9a81937e_fbb872c3.jpg 8.82K 21 downloads Mom seemed to think it was funny that someone had seen the UFO over our house snapshot_9a81937e_7bb86772.jpg 10.44K 20 downloads and dad was questioned by the police about it. snapshot_9a81937e_7bb8966e.jpg 14.41K 15 downloads She said the officer actually thought my dad was planning to start some sorta intergalactic crime ring.”
Beryl called Brandon and canceled their plans so that she could spend the rest of the day with Tina. They joked about what they thought the baby would look like coming up with the most off the wall things they could think of. Tina cried a few more times, but when it came time for Tina to return to her dorm she was in better sprites. Beryl helped Tina come up with ways to put a positive spin on how to handle the media attention.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:34 PM
On her way back to the dorm she glimped Michael and Leah. snapshot_7b1d456c_7bb35364.jpg 15.17K 12 downloads Seeing the two of them together made her wonder for a brief moment if she would have a love like theirs with Brandon someday.
With a heavy sigh, she called home. She hadn’t talk to either of her parents since she’d last been home for Balas’ party and all the others.
“We saw Andrea and Chester the other day,” her mom sounded her normal cheery self, “they invited us to dinner, at first it seemed odd as your father had told me Chester had been ill and not at work. We were very surprised to see Chester had gained so much weight and I thought he seemed to be glowing with health. snapshot_9a81937e_fbb8937f.jpg 15.45K 16 downloads Dinner conversation was light and relaxed. snapshot_9a81937e_bbb893d4.jpg 14.57K 17 downloads It was when we had finished eating that Chester told us. snapshot_9a81937e_dbb89483.jpg 14.95K 19 downloads I nearly fell out of my chair when he told me.”
“How did dad take it?” Beryl asked.
“You would have to ask him, dear, but I imagine he took it well enough since the two of them spent the rest of the evening discussing it.” snapshot_9a81937e_9bb89363.jpg 16.89K 17 downloads As her mother said the words Beryl realized that her mom hadn’t thought about what her dad was going through. Beryl wondered why she had thought her mom would have even known what her dad was going through.
After some small talk about how her sisters were Beryl got off the phone and tried to get some studing done. The words in her text book just blured as she found herself thinking of everything else other then HTML or processing speeds. She gathered her stuff, intending to work on some coding for a game demo for class but once in her room she dropped her book in a pile and started getting ready for bed. She pulled back the covers of her bed and sat on the edge. snapshot_7b1d456c_dbd596f5.jpg 9.51K 15 downloads She listened for sounds that might indicate that Michael had come back to the dorm. After a while she assumed she knew where he would be staying the night. snapshot_bb2b8d49_bbb0c5b6.jpg 8.68K 11 downloads She sighed as she layed down, planning to go see Jennifer in the morning since she had no classes the next day.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:14 PM
“My Michael is making some sandwiches, I don’t think Leah is going to come down though.” Jennifer smiled. snapshot_bb2b8d49_bbd2f61f.jpg 11.91K 12 downloads
“How is she?” Beryl asked.
“It changes from moment to moment.” Jennifer leaned forward and whispered, snapshot_bb2b8d49_bbd2f65f.jpg 12.02K 16 downloads “yesterday she had me out front jumping rope with her, snapshot_bb2b8d49_dbb0c37a.jpg 13.88K 17 downloads then she went to class and had my brother take her to the library where she got a book on aliens and read the thing all day. snapshot_bb2b8d49_3bd41573.jpg 9.89K 16 downloads Then when it got dark she just stood out in the yard next to my Michael’s telescope just staring at the sky.” snapshot_bb2b8d49_bbd4160d.jpg 8.15K 16 downloads
Jennifer paused for a moment, a serious look crossed her face, “Do you think something like this will happen to my Michael? He spends almost as much time at his telescope as your dad.”
Beryl gasped, she hadn’t thought of the possablity that there was a chance that it might still happen to her dad, “I don’t know, do you think the aliens would do that more then once?”
Jennifer shrugged, “I don’t see why they wouldn’t.”
“I guess then it could happen to anyone.” Beryl said.
“I bet lunch is ready, let’s go eat.” Jennifer smiled, “oh, you can call my Michael Mike, my brother always hated the nickname but my Michael seems to prefer it to being called Michael.”
Lunch was tuna and cheese sandwiches on white bread. Everyone seemed to be careful to keep the conversation on anything other then aliens. snapshot_bb2b8d49_bbd2f70d.jpg 10K 17 downloads Beryl enjoyed getting to know Jennifer’s boyfriend a little better and the conversation helped to take her mind off of her own feelings. Jennifer excused herself to take a sandwich to Leah. Beryl noticed Michael Picaso give his sister a grateful look when she got up. Mike simply nodded at Jennifer and kept right on talking. snapshot_bb2b8d49_bbd2f7c2.jpg 11.14K 19 downloads Beryl wasn’t sure how long she had been talking to Mike when she noticed Michael had at some point left the table. She later found him in the living room.
“She doesn’t blame you or your family,” Michael said smiling, snapshot_bb2b8d49_dbd2f930.jpg 11.19K 15 downloads “she’s just, well, she’s always been a bit temperamental. She’s a daddy’s girl, like you. Tina was always closer to their mom so Leah had Chester to herself. I think she sees this baby as competition for her father’s affection.”
Beryl took a deep breath and realized as she let it out how tense she had been.
Michael laughed, “she’s got to redefine herself, she honestly is at a complete loss as to who she’ll be if she’s not her daddy’s favorite. I’m sure Tina or Jennifer told you about the prenuptial agreement they expect me to sign if she and I get engaged.”
Beryl shook her head.
“Basically, if I don’t take her last name she will be disowned. Talk about strong arming.” Michael frowned, “I love her, have for as long as I can remember, but they act like the only reason I want to marry her is so I can take over the family business, which they said can only happen if I take her last name. Her dad said he’s not gonna even give me a job until I purpose.”
Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:20 PM
One night he stopped by her dorm and tapped on her window when she had been sleeping. When she saw who it was she ran out to see him.
“I’ve missed you so much,” she pratically screamed in his face. snapshot_7b1d456c_fc0a6236.jpg 8.16K 10 downloads He seemed a bit stunned by her reaction and started to take a step back. He didn’t get very far when she planted hard kiss on him. snapshot_7b1d456c_dc0a623a.jpg 7.83K 10 downloads
When she finally released him he looked somewhat amused.
“So then your not hiding from me after all.” He laughed.
“I told you, my grades were slipping.” Beryl said casually as she stared adoringly at him.
“So what’s the difference if you get a 2.5 or a 4.0 you still pass right?” he asked with a charming smile.
“Less tuition money.” Beryl laughed, her heart racing from the excitement of seeing him.
“The daughter of mobster Andrjez Jym needs money?” Brandon laughed, “why not have your dad go out and steal you some.”
Beryl felt her jaw drop, “what is that suppose to mean? How do you know all that about my dad?”
“Seriously, how would you think I wouldn’t know?” Brandon laughed, “You don’t watch a lot of Sim City News do you?”
Beryl just looked stunned at him, “I live in Eldron Vally, why would I care about the news in Sim City. So how long have you known about my dad?”
“Um, since you told me your name.” Brandon laughed harder.
“Is that why you’re dating me?” She asked accusingly.
Brandon laughed harder, “well, it seems to me we haven’t been doing a lot of dating recently, but no, that’s not why I ask you out, it’s cause your cute and a lot of fun.”
“Well, that’s a good thing,” Beryl smiled.
“Honestly though, I though dating a mobster’s daughter would be a lot more exciting,” He said with a frown, he gave her a quick hug and whispered, “call me when I don’t have to compete with those grades of yours.”
Without a kiss good bye, he walked off, leaving her standing infront of her dorm in her Pajamas feeling stupid.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:28 PM
“My dad went into labor yesterday,” snapshot_9a81937e_3bb89969.jpg 10.2K 9 downloads she giggled.
Beryl laughed, “not something anyone ever expects to hear.”
Tina laughed, “or say.”
“Every thing OK? Did he have his baby?” Beryl asked trying to be serious.
“yeah, everything is fine.” Tina sounded relieved, “Mom said it was really weird to watch as she had no idea how anything was going to happen, but she said it seemed magical or something.” snapshot_9a81937e_3bb8997e.jpg 10.02K 10 downloads
“Um. Can they tell what it is?” Beryl asked wishing there was a more tactful way to ask.
“Mom said apart from being green with strange eyes, it’s a normal health little boy,” snapshot_9a81937e_dbb89a22.jpg 11.75K 9 downloads Tina laughed. “Mom sounds like one would expect a new dad to sound. She sounds really taken with the little guy.” snapshot_9a81937e_5bb8a05e.jpg 13.56K 12 downloads
“What did they name him?” Beryl asked.
“Charles,” Tina laughed, “Dad thinks it sounds manly and normal. Dad seems to think everyone can trust a sim named Charles, even if he’s a little odd looking, you know by his name he’s a good solid guy.”
“I guess, I don’t think I’d be uncomfortable around some one with that name.” Beryl laughed.
Tina laughed as she agreed, “Leah and I are going home for the weekend to see our little brother but we’ll be back in time for Sunshine and Seth’s graduation parties. Are you planning to do summer classes?”
“Yeah,” Beryl sighed, “this past semester I didn’t take as many class as I should have so I need to get the extra credits to stay on schedule for graduation.”
“Oh, good,” Tina laughed, “I don’t think anyone is planning to go home for the summer. Maybe it’ll be an easy semester and we’ll all get to hang out more often.”
“I hope so. Tell your parents I said congrads.” Beryl said before hanging up.
Tina and Leah weren’t entirely alone when they returned, Zell and Zue-Zue also came along planning to start classes over the summer.
Zell was assigned to the same dorm as Tina. Tina enjoyed having someone she knew at the dorm with her. He joined her for meals snapshot_1b097228_5bd46064.jpg 7.94K 17 downloads and they spent hours playing chess. snapshot_1b097228_5bd41ea2.jpg 13.15K 19 downloads
Zue-Zue was assigned a room at Jennifer and Leah’s old dorm. At first she felt alone snapshot_fbd1aa74_5bd1aa7b.jpg 8.79K 19 downloads but after a few visit from her Uncle Rodger snapshot_fbd1aa74_9bd2e214.jpg 14.37K 19 downloads she started trying to fit in more with her dorm mates. snapshot_fbd1aa74_fbd2cc3b.jpg 10.49K 20 downloads She also found she enjoyed learning how to paint. snapshot_fbd1aa74_5bd2dc4e.jpg 7.89K 21 downloads Beryl did her best to make sometime to visit with Zue-Zue and gossip. snapshot_fbd1aa74_5bd2e684.jpg 10.41K 16 downloads
Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:42 PM
"She told me she was sorry for not spending more time with me and to stay true to myself, and never change for anyone unless it's myself." Tina told Beryl afterwards, "then she got in the cab, waved and said,'remember, your perfect the way you are'." snapshot_1b097228_1bd457f3.jpg 9.31K 25 downloads
Seth had his party the next day. According to Camero, he’d spent hours scrubbing down the bathroom. snapshot_7afebf25_7bd051c1.jpg 9.01K 25 downloads Camero thought it was funny considering how dirty the bathroom had gotten. snapshot_7afebf25_fbaf3bf8.jpg 11.82K 25 downloads
The small house Camero and Seth shared was packed. snapshot_7afebf25_bbd057cc.jpg 13.36K 25 downloads Beryl noticed Cadalak seemed to be enjoying herself. snapshot_7afebf25_fbd058f2.jpg 15.15K 25 downloads
“You wouldn’t have guessed that two days ago they had a long talk about their relationship,” snapshot_7afebf25_dbaf41aa.jpg 9.94K 25 downloadsCamero whispered to Beryl as they watched the couple dance together. snapshot_7afebf25_fbd058f0.jpg 15.73K 25 downloads
Seth's graduation party had gone late into the evening and with so many people, Camero had been left with quit a mess to clean the next day. snapshot_7afebf25_9bd05a0f.jpg 13.26K 25 downloads
Despite the uncertainty of their relationship, Seth moved in with Cadalak in Eldron Valley rather then moving back to what ever town he originally came from. snapshot_5bae291e_9bd06443.jpg 8.84K 19 downloads
Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:04 PM
“They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever .” ~ Oscar Wilde
Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:53 PM
Sometimes Balas felt invisible. snapshot_9a815ac6_7bd9881c.jpg 13.4K 22 downloads Basanite was at times a very attentive big sister, snapshot_9a815ac6_fbd97d42.jpg 11.79K 29 downloads but she spent a lot of time showing off her sports skills to the neighborhood boys. snapshot_9a815ac6_dbd98a52.jpg 16.23K 28 downloads
Mom was often busy. When she wasn’t at work she was off visiting with her friend with the little green baby. snapshot_9a81937e_5bb8a0bb.jpg 12.05K 26 downloads Recently she’s been off helping the sunshine shop for its new home. snapshot_5bd47179_5bd9aaa5.jpg 12.36K 25 downloads Balas liked the sunshine being outside and coming through the windows but she guessed it had to go somewhere when it got tired and made it night time. snapshot_5bd47179_5bd471b4.jpg 6.67K 24 downloads
Dad spent a lot of time at his telie-socope thing. snapshot_9a815ac6_1bb5eb46.jpg 6.33K 24 downloads She over heard him telling mommy and Basanite snapshot_9a815ac6_3bd97e1c.jpg 11.56K 18 downloads that he’d noticed some odd weather patterns forming out over the ocean. Balas didn’t understand what it meant, just that they needed to let everyone know and it was good that Beryl was going to stay at college.
Balas was sure who Beryl was other then she was also her sister but she didn’t come home everyday like Basanite. All Balas knew was mommy kept telling her that Beryl would be home for Balas’ birthday.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:27 PM
As sims started showing up, her mommy did get changed, however she put her work cloths on. Balas frowned at the thought that her mom still planned to go to work on such a special day. She frowned even more as Beryl got most of the attention.
When her daddy finally took her to her cake, she started to get excited as everyone stopped what they were doing to gather round. snapshot_9a815ac6_dbd98be9.jpg 12.49K 20 downloads She smiled as they all sang snapshot_9a815ac6_5bd98c06.jpg 13.24K 19 downloads and her daddy helped her with the candles. Balas thought that once she grew up everyone would pay more attention to her. snapshot_9a815ac6_dbd98c3a.jpg 12.77K 20 downloads She realized no one seemed to notice and she found her self stareing at a cake feeling all alone in a house full of people. snapshot_9a815ac6_dbd98c62.jpg 10.94K 15 downloads
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:22 PM
Balas did her best to keep from feeling lonely. She pretended to teach the painted brick how to do tricks for her mom’s amusement. snapshot_9a815ac6_fbd9a191.jpg 11.88K 19 downloads Her mom just smiled and asked her if she was hungry for dinner. Didn’t matter that Balas said no as her mom went about preparing the meal. snapshot_9a815ac6_dbd9a195.jpg 12.33K 25 downloads
Balas was able at least to get her mom to talk to her why her friend’s baby was green. snapshot_9a815ac6_bbd9a20a.jpg 11.61K 24 downloads Her mom told her that he was an alien snapshot_9a815ac6_bbd9a215.jpg 10.4K 24 downloadsand that one of his parents came from a different planet. snapshot_9a815ac6_3bd9a218.jpg 10.44K 23 downloads Balas wondered where the other planet was snapshot_9a815ac6_5bd9a223.jpg 9.58K 22 downloads but her mom simply said she didn’t know.
Her older sister was harder to get attention from. Balas would play in Basanite’s room being as noisy as possible but her sister kept on writing what ever it was that she so diligently wrote twice a week. snapshot_9a815ac6_7bd9939c.jpg 11.32K 23 downloads She tried reading out loud while they studied together but Basanite didn’t seem to notice. snapshot_9a815ac6_9bd99685.jpg 11.77K 26 downloads
Her dad spent his time either sleeping, working or gazing though his telescope. He was worried about storm patterns and the timeing with the phases of the moon. Balas didn’t understand a lot of what her father was talking about when she listened in on his conversations. Then one day while Balas and Basanite were having lunch he came and sat with them. snapshot_9a815ac6_bbd9977d.jpg 10.94K 28 downloads
“When you girls are finished eating, I need you each to pack a bag.” He said, “there is a hurricane out in the ocean, it’s heading this way and with the full moon tonight, I don’t think it will be safe to stay home and ride it out.”
“How bad do you think it will be dad?” Basanite asked.
“Eldron Valley will be evacuated, we still have a few hours before the first of the outer rain bands will hit, but we all need to leave,” their dad smiled and then went back upstairs.
“Will Beryl be coming with us?” Balas asked Basanite.
“Don’t be silly, it’s safer for her to stay at college then to risk coming home to go with us,” Basanite scoffed.
Balas looked at her now empty plate. snapshot_9a815ac6_5bd9971b.jpg 11.25K 22 downloads She didn’t understand why she wanted Beryl with them, she just did.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:41 PM
“Go away,” She groweled.
The knocking grew louder.
“I’m sleeping, go away,” She said louder.
“Beryl” someone called her name.
“I’m sleeping go away,” She snapped.
“Beryl, it’s me, get up, it’s important.” Beryl realized it was Michael at her door. snapshot_7b1d456c_fc0a6305.jpg 7.55K 16 downloads
She sat up, rubbed the sleep from her eyes. Michael had never knocked on her door before and she couldn’t imagine why he’d start in the middle of the night unless it really was an emergency.
She opened the door to her dorm room and stepped into the common’s area. snapshot_7b1d456c_7c0a63e5.jpg 10.28K 22 downloads
“I was listening to the radio; a Category 4 hurricane just hit Eldron Valley.” He blurted out. snapshot_7b1d456c_5c0a63f0.jpg 9.86K 24 downloads
“What?” Beryl yelled, “Oh no, our families.” snapshot_7b1d456c_7c0a63eb.jpg 9.64K 25 downloads
Beryl thought about her sisters, Balas came to mind and she felt a deep sorrow for not spending more time with her and showing her how much she loved her. How scary all this must be or been for the little girl.
“I don’t know much,” Michael frowned, “I was gonna look on the internet to see what I could find out but I thought I should tell you first.” snapshot_7b1d456c_fc0a63ef.jpg 9.59K 25 downloads
“Come in my room, we’ll look it up on my computer,” Beryl sat down at her computer and started tapping away looking for anything that mentioned Eldron Valley. Michael was getting upset over the lack of information. snapshot_7b1d456c_3c0a635e.jpg 9.68K 25 downloads
All she could find about a hurricane in Eldron Valley was one that had happened close to 30 years ago. Beryl read the old news paper clip. She was shocked to learn that not only had nearly the whole town had perished, but her grandparents who names she learned had been Precious and Synthetic Jym had been among them. She only realized that they were in fact her mom’s parents because the article mention they had originally thought the vacationing couple had their new born daughter, Amathyst with them but it was later discovered she had been left in the care of Precious’ father, Heavy Metal.
“OK, I gotta stay calm,” Michael said drawing her attention. snapshot_7b1d456c_5c0a638a.jpg 10.05K 22 downloads
“maybe it’s a no news is good news situation,” Beryl said feeling helpless glancing at her computer screen.
“Yeah, maybe,” Michael said with a heavy sigh. snapshot_7b1d456c_9c0a63b3.jpg 9.87K 17 downloads
He started walking around in her small dorm room, he kept talking about all the what if possibilities.
Beryl stood up, watching him, she started to shake. snapshot_7b1d456c_9c0a642f.jpg 10.03K 18 downloads
“My house is on the beach, it would be washed away,” Beryl started crying.
Michael stopped talking and wrapped his arms around her. They both cried as they held each other. snapshot_7b1d456c_9c0a6441.jpg 9.6K 17 downloads
Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:43 PM
“I’ll get that, hopefully its good news,” Michael said as they released each other.
Beryl wiped her nose with her pajama sleeve, “I’ll get dressed, I don’t think I could fall back asleep.”
It had been Jennifer on the phone. Michael told Beryl that Leah had gotten a call to write an article on the storm and it had been Leah who had told Jennifer what had happened.
“She’s on her way over,” Michael told her through her door.
Jennifer wasn’t alone when she arrived, Tina and Zell had met up with her on her way over. snapshot_7b1d456c_5c0a72ad.jpg 7.64K 15 downloads Jennifer gave Beryl a big hug first snapshot_7b1d456c_7c0a72f8.jpg 8.89K 20 downloads followed by Tina. snapshot_7b1d456c_bc0a72c9.jpg 8.88K 20 downloads
Michael gave his sister a big hug snapshot_7b1d456c_bc0a7339.jpg 8.12K 19 downloads as Beryl talked to Zell. snapshot_7b1d456c_9c0a7357.jpg 10.6K 19 downloads Zell had only come over to make sure Tina got there safely, he was worried about his twin being on her own and was going there.
“She hasn’t been the same since she saw our mom struck by lightning,” Zell explained, snapshot_7b1d456c_9c0a7369.jpg 11.29K 20 downloads “when I called her, she already knew and yelled at me for tying up the line, incase Uncle Rodger was trying to call.”
“From what Leah got told by the paper she’s interning for, the winds kicked up sooner then anyone expected knocking out the phone lines,” Jennifer gave a hopeful smile, “but the town had been ordered to evacuate based on your dad’s advice.”
Zell said his good byes and everyone went inside.
Michael rambled on to Tina about his thoughts, fears and speculations. snapshot_7b1d456c_7c0a73e7.jpg 8.03K 21 downloads When he mentioned the possibility of the Aliens causing the storm Tina got very upset with him. snapshot_7b1d456c_7c0a74b0.jpg 7.93K 21 downloads He had to explain that he had not meant they had done it deliberately but that their ship might have caused atmospheric disturbances. Tina still didn’t want to think about it.
Jennifer and Beryl went to another room and chatted. snapshot_7b1d456c_5c0a7427.jpg 9.72K 16 downloads They tried to talk about anything other then what could possibly happening with their families.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:15 PM
“They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever .” ~ Oscar Wilde
Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:22 PM
Michael stayed near the phone all the next day. Beryl tried to nap but every time the phone rang she was up and standing by Michael. snapshot_7b1d456c_3c0a45d0.jpg 6.68K 12 downloads At first it was just Leah, she told him that as far as she knew everyone had been evacuated, but where to she did not know and because of the high winds as the storm moved inland phone lines were being knocked out. One of Michael’s class mates called for a recipe, and Beryl just had to walk away. snapshot_7b1d456c_7c0a45d8.jpg 6.98K 16 downloads . Beryl tried to get some of her school work done but she found her self surfing the internet for any information she could find. snapshot_7b1d456c_3c0a4763.jpg 8.85K 16 downloads
Finally towards the end of the day, Matthew called.Beryl stood behind him scared as she listened and waited. snapshot_7b1d456c_9c0a4615.jpg 9.06K 17 downloads
“Everyone is safe and staying at various place downtown,” Michael said with a reassuring smile, “they thought it was just a tropical depression but it stopped and sat out over the water for nearly a week. Your dad kept an eye on it, and though there was no way to predict which way the storm would go, your dad had the town evacuated.”
Beryl let out a sigh of relief, “I’m surprised there was no official warning.”
“I think because Eldron Valley is so small, they had no idea who to contact.” Michael shrugged. “There’s your family, Mine, Leah’s, Jodie and BJ Larson, Ms. DeVille ,Ms. Lush and the Nasha’s. Jason is what Carlson now. With Cadalak and Sunshine both having there own homes, the town grew slightly.”
Beryl nodded, Eldron Valley didn’t drawl lot’s of new families, “So now what.”
Michael laughed, “contact the homeowners insurance, and rebuild, I imagine.”
Brandon stopped by that evening to see how she was. snapshot_7b1d456c_bc0a4869.jpg 9.95K 13 downloads He’d heard about the storm and it had passed over Sim City as well, but it had been much weaker by then. He did get annoyed that she didn’t want to go out. She did agree to spend the next day with him.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:18 PM
“I left Jessica with your family, Beryl,” Matthew smiled, “they’re safe and planning to come visit you tomorrow.”
“We’re gonna go see Jennifer, I don’t see any reason we need to stay near the phone today,” Michael informed her, “go see Brandon, I think it would be good for you to get out for a bit.”
Beryl met Brandon at the park Downtown late that afternoon.
“You know I enjoy hanging out with you,” Brandon said when she arrived. snapshot_7b1d456c_3c0a578e.jpg 11.46K 19 downloads
“I love being with you,” Beryl smiled.
“Then what’s with you lately? It seems every time I want to spend time with you, there’s some drama going on that you have to be in the middle of.” Brandon frowned.
“Well, I’d hardly say my home being lost to a hurricane is a drama.” Beryl said defensively. snapshot_7b1d456c_1c0a57a1.jpg 12.25K 17 downloads
“What about your friend’s problem? Or the excuse about your grades?” Brandon frowned.
“My friend need me and I was there for her and we did talk about why I need to keep my grades up.” Beryl found herself getting upset.
“I just feel like you’ve been just giving me the run around.” Brandon snapped, “I’m not into playing games if that’s what your up too.”
Beryl folded her arms across her chest and gave him a hard look, “is that what you think I’m doing?”
“look, I don’t care if your seeing someone else, it’s not like we agreed to be exclusive or anything.” Brandon laughed. “just don’t act all innocent about it, that’s all.”
“I’m not dating anyone but you,” Beryl said suddenly wondering about the turn of the conversation, “Are you going out with someone else?”
“it’s not like I haven’t had some free time on my hands that needed filling.” Brandon laughed.
“So, if you can’t go out with me you go out with someone else?” Beryl asked shocked.
“we never agreed to be exclusive,” Brandon smiled gently, “but you’re always my first choice.”
“What if I want us to be exclusive?” she asked.
“Then spend more time with me so I don’t get side tracked,” Brandon teased.
Beryl didn’t know if he was serious or not. She wasn’t sure how to intrepid his answer.
The spent the rest of the day playing catch to well past dark. snapshot_7b1d456c_9c0a5b9e.jpg 9.63K 17 downloads They went for some coffee and while they were waiting in line Beryl spotted Sunshine.
Beryl spent a few minutes talking with Sunshine about what was going on with Eldron Valley. snapshot_7b1d456c_bc0a5c9c.jpg 8.79K 17 downloads Brandon stood by with a distasteful look on his face. Beryl was glad to find out that the clean up was going quickly now that the rains were long gone.
“Look, I meant what I said, I’d rather be spending time with you, so I hope you’ll make time for me,” Brandon said as she was getting ready to leave. snapshot_7b1d456c_1c0a5b1e.jpg 8.25K 13 downloads
“Tell, are we exclusive now?” Beryl asked.
“I don’t know,” Brandon smiled, “it depends on you.”
Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:18 PM
“I’m so glad you all are safe,” Beryl said as she released her mom from a big hug.
“Of course we’re alright honey,” Her mom said with a gently warm smile. snapshot_7b1d456c_dc0a4c2e.jpg 16.65K 13 downloads
“Why didn’t you call?” Beryl asked.
“Well, honestly, I think everyone thought someone else would have gotten word to you kids.” Amathyst shrugged.
“I think we were all focused on getting out of town no one thought to call anyone,” Beryl’s dad said coming up behind her.
Beryl turned to give her dad a hug.
“Balas, come give your sister a hug, she was worried about you.” Her mom called out behind her. snapshot_7b1d456c_dc0a4c52.jpg 16.28K 18 downloads
“it’s ok, mom, I can hug her later.” Beryl laughed, then spotting her other sister called out, “Brat-night, I’m so happy to see you.”
Beryl squezzed Basanite in a tight hug, causing her sister to gasp for air. snapshot_7b1d456c_1c0a4c8a.jpg 15.37K 17 downloads Beryl released her apologizing.
“So was the storm real scary?” Beryl asked. snapshot_7b1d456c_3c0a4cc6.jpg 15.12K 16 downloads
“We were a little scared about its approach, Dad took us to some warehouse in Downtown Sim City, Mr. and Mrs. Geike had it set up real nice for everyone from home to stay at. Just seemed like a lot of wind and rain,” Basanite laughed. snapshot_7b1d456c_7c0a4cc9.jpg 15.36K 17 downloads
Her family spent the afternoon with her at the dorm. Beryl was excited to have them there, it was the first time they had ever been there. Basanite wandered around, checking the place out snapshot_7b1d456c_dc0a5079.jpg 8.24K 17 downloads and joined Michael for a late lunch in the cafeteria. snapshot_7b1d456c_1c0a50f6.jpg 13.03K 15 downloads
“Beryl, that Brandon fella your seeing, what’s his last name?” Her dad asked pulling her aside. snapshot_7b1d456c_fc0a4ec4.jpg 7.43K 14 downloads
“Lillard, why?” she asked worried why her dad would ask.
“How serious are you about him?” Andrjez ignored her question.
“I’d like to be more serious then I think we are right now,” Beryl stated.
“I don’t want to upset you, sweetheart but I advise against you falling in love with him,” her dad gave her a concerned look.
“Well, it’s a little too late for that, I already do love him.” Beryl snapped, “I don’t see why everyone is so against him.” snapshot_7b1d456c_7c0a4e9c.jpg 10.7K 15 downloads
“Maybe you’re choosing not to see,” her dad said with a deeply worried tone of voice.
Beryl rolled her eyes and walked away.
It was early evening when her family was getting ready to go. Beryl walked them to the front door.
“Balas, can you give me a hug good bye?” Beryl asked reaching for the little girl.
“Don’t you touch me.” Balas snapped. snapshot_7b1d456c_bc0a4d64.jpg 11.31K 15 downloads
“Balas, what’s wrong?” Beryl asked startled by her little sister’s reaction.
“Why do you live here? Don’t you want to be with us?” Balas blurted out with an angry voice.
“I’m in college, I have to live here so I can go to school.” Beryl smiled. snapshot_7b1d456c_1c0a4d6e.jpg 10.75K 14 downloads
“I go to school and so does Basanite, and we live at home, why can’t you?” Balas started to cry. snapshot_7b1d456c_dc0a4d8d.jpg 10.54K 10 downloads
“If I could do that, I would. You’ll understand someday.” Beryl said warmly.
“No I won’t, I will never understand why you hate us,” Balas ran to Basanite and grabbed her hand as the family got into a cab.
Beryl let out a deep sigh, she felt so ashamed of herself for her little sister’s anger at her. Beryl knew it wasn’t her fault her sister felt that way, but she still felt responsible for it.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:20 PM
The new house was much bigger then it had been before. On the day they moved in her and Balas just cheered. snapshot_7c090b64_3c090b65.jpg 14.17K 13 downloads There was hardly any furniture and it made the downstairs seem so empty. snapshot_7c090b64_fc09223c.jpg 6.28K 14 downloads The upstairs was much nicer, with four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. snapshot_7c090b64_fc092241.jpg 7.68K 15 downloads Dad put what he called his “scientific” equipment in the spare bedroom that he kept locked. Basanite didn’t know what it was, but he got in trouble for it. snapshot_7c090b64_3c091b84.jpg 6.17K 14 downloads
Her dad was sure the storm surge had washed some intresting stuff down and had Basanite helping him searched the yard for anything they could sell but the only thing they found was the main water pipe. snapshot_7c090b64_3c091d25.jpg 11.88K 14 downloads
Everyone had returned to Eldron Valley who had lived there before. Some had their homes rebuilt almost identical to their previous homes, a few others built new homes in different spots. A few ambitious land developers put up some houses and an apartment building, most of which sat empty. Basanite figured most would stay empty til the few kids there were grew up and settled in their own home.
Basanite wondered if she would stay in Eldron Valley when she grew up. She thought about having to chance another storm coming and washing away everything she had again. She didn’t know if that was what she wanted for herself or her future children.
She spent the summer hanging with Bobbie Larson and Marshall Lush. snapshot_fc0d237f_3c0e4884.jpg 13.03K 12 downloads They were both on the boys basket ball team at school and they spent most of the summer argueing about different plays snapshot_fc0d237f_bc0e487f.jpg 13K 10 downloads when all she wanted to do was either practice or got out with Marshall. She’d hoped that with Zue-Zue away at college it meant that Marshall was a free agent, but she over heard him telling Bobbie he wanted to stay away from girls for a while. snapshot_fc0d237f_9c0e4883.jpg 13.14K 7 downloads When Bobbie asked her out she simple shrugged and said, “sure, why not,” as if she didn’t care.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:45 PM
Basanite wasn’t sure how Bobbie actually felt about her. She assumed he must like her if he asked her for a date. Despite the fact that she didn’t have a long standing crush on him, she had to admit that she did find him to be pleasant company and some what rather cute.
When Bobbie got brave enough to put his arms around her she thought for sure that he was going to kiss her. snapshot_fc0d237f_7c0d24e4.jpg 12.97K 11 downloads She had very mixed feelings about the prospect of Bobbie being her first kiss. She’d always hoped it would have been Marshall who’d give her her first kiss. Yet she didn’t seem to mind the idea of kissing Bobbie.
Basanite tried to relax as Bobbie held her and they talked about silly stuff. He seemed just as nervous as she was feeling as she waited for him to try to kiss her. What happened next was far from anything she could imagine and something she hoped to forget. snapshot_fc0d237f_dc0d2438.jpg 14.15K 12 downloads
“Bobbie,” she yelled, “why would you noogie me?”
“I..I don’t know, I um, oh geez, Basanite, I panicked, you look so pretty and smell so nice and, and I just wanted to kiss you but I, well, I just panicked.” Bobbie’s face grew redder as he stammered.
“I thought you were going to kiss me, but then you go and kill the mood like that,” Basanite sighed.
“You were going to let me kiss you?” Bobbie asked.
“I don’t know, I guess, it’s not like I was planning to stop you.” Basanite felt her face turning red now.
Bobbie walked over to her and gently lifted her chin so she was looking in his eyes.
“I’m so sorry,” he whispered as he leaned forward giving her a kiss. Basanite felt all fluttery and giddy. snapshot_fc0d237f_1c0d2509.jpg 14.95K 12 downloads
When their lips parted she just giggled and he was grinning. snapshot_fc0d237f_9c0d2442.jpg 14.97K 12 downloads
“wow,” he said, then he flung his arms around her and kissed her again. Only this time he kissed her so hard he almost knocked her over backwards. snapshot_fc0d237f_bc0d25cf.jpg 14.83K 12 downloads
It was a struggle but she finally broke free of his grip. She didn’t mean to, but just couldn’t help yelling at him, “Bobbie what is with you?”
“I don’t know,” he laughed running his hands trough his hair. he gave her a look that was a mixture of excitement and confussion. “I don’t mean to do everything wrong, it’s just, well, I don’t know how to explain it.”
Basanite laughed, “well this has been a very intresting date, that’s for sure.”
“I should walk you home now,” Bobbie said getting all serious.
They started heading in the direction of her house. She stopped, grabbed his arm and spun him to face her as she wrapped her arms around him. snapshot_fc0d237f_dc0d23a2.jpg 14.13K 9 downloads
“I really didn’t know what to expect Bobbie, so I don’t think you did everything wrong,” She whispered to him.
He didn’t say anything, he just smiled. He didn’t try to kiss her again, he walked her home and stood by the road as he watched her go in the house.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:02 PM
Instead, Basanite tried to push both boys from her mind and focus on her basketball skills. snapshot_7c090b64_1c0b9c26.jpg 16.02K 10 downloads She wanted to be ready for try outs and with the start of the next school year approaching she felt the pressure to be at peek performance strongly.
Copy cat Linda Nasha grew into a teen over the summer. snapshot_1c150b6e_9c150ce5.jpg 8.28K 15 downloads Basanite tried hanging out with her a few times, but despite Linda finally getting her own hairstyle, Basanite still found the girl to be extremely odd. snapshot_bc2898e6_1c2c982b.jpg 11.21K 16 downloads
When her mom had to spend the weekend away on one of her adventures, Basanite decided she should spend some bonding time with Balas. They watched sports on TV in their undies and declared themselves women free from the shackles of fashion. snapshot_7c090b64_3c0b9a40.jpg 10.38K 16 downloads Their dad didn’t seem to care what they were up to as he spent most of his time at his telescope with a flash light. snapshot_7c090b64_7c0a7d74.jpg 6.32K 16 downloads They had to make him come in the house long enough to eat. snapshot_7c090b64_1c0b999c.jpg 6.98K 16 downloads
It turned out that all the time he’d been spending outside of the house was not the smartest thing Andrjez could have done as when he did come in the house he found himself with quite a mystery. snapshot_7c090b64_9c0a8bf0.jpg 7.56K 16 downloads Basanite started to wonder about her dad’s sanity until he finally solved the puzzle of why every night the livingroom floor was soaked. Andrjez had quite the time cleaning up after one of Amathyst’s inventions. snapshot_7c090b64_dc0b7ee8.jpg 8.91K 16 downloads No one knew how much water the thing held or how it got filled up but every night Andrjez would just have to do damage control until the thing would sputter to a stop. snapshot_7c090b64_9c0b7ee6.jpg 8.17K 12 downloads
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