Well hello there! We ended the last post with the kids aging into YA’s, and an heir poll! Giles has won! He had eleven votes, ten here on the poll, and one over on boolprop. Evil has descended upon the Zale house. Let’s see what happens!
I load my game to the screen centered on this:
He’s so evil in his Nyan Bunny pajamas.
And it’s time to say goodbye to the lovely spares.
I’ll miss your unique eating habits and general weirdness.
I’ll miss your kindness and adorable face.
I’ll miss your beauty and neurotic nature.
I moved them all out together, so they reside in the same house somewhere. I should go find them. I probably won’t.
Shelley’s LTW needed to raise five children, but I can’t imagine another G child, so I’m sorry Shelley!
Shelley: It’s okay, because video games!
Okay good. She doesn’t seem unhappy. (Right Clicks away “Have a Child” wish)
A couple last minute wish grants for Flora…
And it’s GILES’ TIME TO SHINE!
I spot him chatting with his grandpa. Aw.
Then they autonomously scurry off to play juice pong!
Grandfather/Grandson bonding at it’s finest!
Who’s this guy?
Why it’s Alejandro Rossi, Giles’ boyfriend! (Before makeover, of course)
Giles: Hi boyfriend. You’re still a teenager…
…have some cake.
Apparently Alejandro couldn’t age up yet, so “TRIGGER AGE TRANSITION” and sell the cake I just bought. Thanks Al.
Instant birthday party!
Hmm, not sure I like this Sim.
Wait! It’s okay! I do like him!
One quick spin through CAS and I present to you…Alejandro Rossi!
He is artistic, brave, charismatic, a DIVA (NO!) and a heavy sleeper. He likes Goopy Carbonara, Country Music, and the color red. His LTW is to be a star news anchor!
I’m sorry Giles, I’m just going to keep saying it…
…you’re too cute to be evil. I invited Alejandro in, but he insisted on standing outside…
Giles: So, Al… wanna move in with us? It’s super fun here, nothing crazy or anything, I swear.
Meanwhile I search for the rest of the Zales, and well, they were easy to find!
VIDEO GAMES! Zale family favorite activity. Might want to sell it? Nah, it makes them all happy. Besides, all I DO is play video games, so who am I to judge?
Aw, their first night together.
Liz comes in and appears to creep on the boys…
…but she’s actually checking out the new nightstand.
Apparently she hates it.
Whatever, I think it’s nice. Erik also stopped by in the boys newly remodeled room to scope out the new desk. HI ERIK!
Here’s their new room and Alejandro’s pajamas.
He is very skinny, and a little hairy, and I felt like he’d sleep in socks. Hopefully he won’t annoy me like the last Sim I had sleep in socks. TRACI ZALE.
Here’s Giles preparing for his life of crime.
Which was promptly interrupted by GRADUATION!
What in the world is Liz wearing? She frequently reminds me that I never gave her a makeover after her elder birthday. SORRY. And oh look, Alejandro is a DIVA – UGH.
Hey look! The rest of the Zales show up!
And it has apparently started to rain. But I was happy when I saw the spares arrive! Giles got the “I Graduated” moodlet as well as “Proud Sibling” – so that was neat.
REQUIRED DIPLOMA TOSS SHOT:
Complete with plumbob. Oops.
Afterwards, Giles and Alejandro head off to the bistro for a nice date.
Red! His favorite color!
Such cute boys. TOO CUTE FOR EVIL.
I’m sure you were all expecting this!
TOO CUTE ❤
So, quick note – as I was capturing these images, I was all “dang, I’m spoiling their formal wear for the wedding…” and I ALMOST stopped and redid their outfits… but you’ll see why this doesn’t matter later.
Back a the house, nothing like a quick fall morning skinny dip before Giles heads off to work.
Inside I spot Shelley and Liz bonding over a nice chat.
Liz is very old, so I’m glad they’re talking. I wish Shelley would wear clothes sometimes, but hey.
I use Alejandro’s one YA action to enter the Journalism career.
Here’s the little workspace I made for Al. His diploma and “most likely to be a millionaire” award hang on the walls, and the flowers Giles gave him on their date are on his desk. I’m sure he won’t use it much, but that’s okay.
With my TH at work, I check on the rest of the family. Here’s Shelley…
…playing video games.
And Liz, staring at the fish tank.
Erik and Flora are at work. BORING.
Liz is 93 days old, Aw. I remember meeting her with Erik at university. *sniff* they grow up so fast!
Erik is 91 days old. Both lifebars are full. 😦
Flora arrives home… and darling? What is that on your face?
Flora: I’m batman.
Erik! You’re home!
I think I should let you retire.
YAY! Clap clap clap
Erik retired while facing a wall, so enjoy the angle.
But the family cares!
Having never played the evil trait, things like this are new to me!
We of course did it immediately. I wondered if he’d get like, devil horns or something the way good sims get halos? But no, he just cackled like a maniac.
I was watching Giles work out when I heard haunting noises!
Hi there Daisy!
Alejandro: Hey future grandmother-in-law, some fog, eh?
Liz: Why yes, future grandson-in-law, it is indeed some fog.
It is a very animated conversation about fog.
Person Person Plus:
Sims are weird. But I’m glad he’s getting to know her, since she’s VERY OLD.
Liz! Please be careful and don’t play with fire.
And dear Al heads off to his first day of work!
And at this point I realize the similarities between my sweet Alejandro, and that wretch Traci. Journalism career, high school sweethearts, and SOCKS. Oh Al, I hope you are more successful than she was! I mean, she got fired! You can’t do worse.
There’s also a horse in the backyard.
Flora sat down and skilled logic all on her own!
Looks like she’s having fun. I only found her doing this because I heard her throwing a fit.
I found Giles chatting up the maid in the kitchen.
They’re both evil and she’s flirty. HANDS OFF LADY.
Giles: HONEY! You’re home! *twirl*
GAH! The cute continues! It’s the bachelor party!
I thought it could be a joint thing, but then Alejandro says “Are you sure you want me here for your big party?” Well yeah. We do!
Frond! Nice suit. *snicker*
Graham? Is that you?!?
You’ve been Monte Vista-ized! Hilarious!
Giles: Hey grandpa? This might be a bit awkward, mostly because I’m standing IN you, but could you make a toast?
Erik turned towards the wall and toasted the window. But thanks anyway!
Ha ha, AWESOME!
Shelley Zale! What are you wearing!?
“Dress to Impress” means much different things to different people.
Gotcha Uncle Frond!
A received a notification about a stripper, but I couldn’t find one… until I realized he set up his act in Gwen and Giselle’s old childhood room.
That is not appropriate.
Then Giles rolled this!
I just might have to and see what happens.
Besides, Graham and Alejandro are having a dance, what’s a harmless flirt?
Giles rolled a wish to chat with the stripper too. His name is Dan. Dan Deeman. Clever EA.
Giles: So, do I like, pay you now, or…
Giles: Hey good lookin’, that was some show!
Guess who’s upset, even though he’d gone off to bed?
Yeah… Sorry Al.
Erik: Wee! Dancing! This party rocks!
Liz: I have to pee.
Liz: Oh wait. No. I’m just dying.
Liz: Yup, definitely dead now.
Goodbye Liz Zale! You were fun to have around!
Erik finally noticed.
Liz Zale, the first to die with a stripper in attendance.
WOOSH! A quick dive into the urn, and she’s gone. 😦
Sorry Shelley and Flora.
I know, it’s sad.
Where was Giles this whole time?
Giles: Ahh, this is the life! I love the bubbles around my bits!
Alejandro cares more about her death, and he barely knew her!
Giles Zale! That is NOT your betrothed!
Quit rolling these wishes young man!
Giles Zale, you naughty boy.
He rolled so many wishes for Dan. And not just flirty wishes, but chats and everything. With the loss of his grandmother, too much fizzy nectar, and the wedding jitters, he made some bad choices.
While Alejandro sleeps alone, bed empty.
Then Giles surprised me and passed out.
He wasn’t tired. Well, he was, but not pass out exhausted. I guess it’s from the party, but I felt like it was more because of what he’d done, and what had happened that night. Liz dying and all.
I load up Liz into Giles’ pocket and head over to the cemetery to deposit her remains, and LOTS of ghosts were out to welcome her!
Left to right, Angelica, Leif, Bettina, and Duchess! Hi everyone!
Bettina? Where in the world are you going?
And Leif too?
The car behind Leif is Bettina… so weird. I lost them shortly after this. But I guess ghosts go for late night joy rides in crappy cars.
The next day Alejandro wakes up to get ready for work, and eats his soon to be mother-in-law’s left over wedding cake. That is some VERY old cake.
He has no betrayed moodlet, nor has his relationship suffered with his fiancé, so it looks like Giles has gotten away with his little romp with Dan. Aside from a brief upset after witnessing the flirt, there was no lasting impact. Giles does however have a “naughty” reputation. So we’ll see what happens.
Erik sleeps alone for the first time since his college days.
Oh, look who’s awake? Feeling guilty?
Giles: No. I just miss Grandma Liz.
Oh. Well stop it. Your punishment is ALL of the household laundry.
Quit looking sad. You were very naughty!
Don’t look at me like that! Just do your punishment!
Stop it. I will not feel bad for you, Mr. Evil McCheater Pants.
Hey! Your fiancé is home, go get married!
You could’ve given him time to change first…
Hmm. Some wedding. Al is sobbing and wearing a baseball cap, and Giles is thinking about the laundry I just made him do.
Erik appears to witness the nuptials…
…And sobs uncontrollably the entire time.
Giles: I’m so hungry I could eat your face, new husband!
I discover that Flora did watch her son get married, but from the other patio.
Flora: WEE! Rice throwing is fun!
Shelley also managed to show up…
…but pushes her hands through the glass door.
This was a very strange wedding indeed.
Go cut the cake.
And eat it, before zombies come out, because…
Erik? Did you just wet yourself?
Yes. Yes you did.
Well, that’s it for now! Things didn’t go how I thought they would, but that happens sometimes! Poor little Alejandro. But I think Giles will shape up, and it was just a rough night for him. Their wedding was a bit of a fiasco too, so hopefully their relationship isn’t doomed? And he does have a LOT of Traci similarities… hmm. We shall see I guess! I had just updated the header and site background before playing, and then Liz went and died, and I didn’t feel like doing it again, so she lives on in her portrait above. Come back and see us again real soon!