Chapter 22 – The Two First Kisses

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Bookabet Legacy. Last time the Bookabet kids started on the highway to love and romance, Arya found her future spouse all by herself and Ceridwen discovered that she was pregnant again!

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Gelert: One of my damn kids has stolen my newspaper. They aren’t going to get my bone though.

Gelert is still as possessive of his toys as he ever was. It’s nice to know that some things never change.

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In other news, my simself is now the mother of teenagers. The twins have grown up and one of them is now old enough to admit they have a serious crush on one of the Bookabet kids. Which one do you ask?

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These two don’t even know each other that well. They weren’t even in the same house when I got this notification! I’m thinking that Rowan has been stalking our Alice.

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Alice: Hmm. How strange. All of a sudden I can’t stop thinking about Rowan Chimeree.

Is it a bad sign that Alice is thinking about Rowan whilst using the toilet? I’m not sure what to think about that. I do like the idea of the idea of Alice and Rowan though so I’ll definitely do something about it. Especially since Zoe Durwood is now in a relationship with someone else:

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That’s fine with me. It’s not like Alice doesn’t have plenty of other options:

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And yes, I did notice the broken shower …

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Not to worry though. I have an app for that.

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Speaking of Arya, she’s in a cranky mood today because of the lunar eclipse. I’ve never seen this moodlet before and it really made me giggle. It’s so relevant to Arya as it’s something I can picture her actually saying. Arya is also grumpy because she needs to go to bed. Unfortunately, she didn’t get a full night’s sleep because I had to wake her up to meet an unexpected visitor …

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Arya: Hello again friend. You will notice that one is now a member of the magical community that you are part of. Every fairy princess needs a unicorn. You are that unicorn.

Unicorn: No chance. Bye now.

Damn you unicorn! One of my biggest criticisms of the Pets EP is that it’s so hard to make friends with strays and that they never EVER come back Sad smile

Still, Arya has her whole life ahead of her to tame a unicorn and if she gets a move on, she’ll have the perfect spouse to do it with. If I’m correct, Hunter Sample has the unicorn finder LTW which is another reason why they’re absolutely perfect for one another.

Before I could send Arya to bed, she was cornered by her slave imaginary friend.

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Nymeria: Your majesty. I’ve searched high and low and I can’t find any chickens anywhere, so I won’t be able to feed you chicken drumsticks as you requested.

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Arya: First, you stop one from going bed. Secondly, you stop one with failure. One is seriously displeased and you will be … PUNISHED!!

Nymeria: NOOO! Not a prank! Anything but that!!!!!

Arya: MWAH HA HA!!!

I think Arya has been having evil lessons from her little brother.

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Nymeria: BUUUUURP

Arya: One sure does love a successful prank.

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Nymeria: That’s IT! I don’t get paid enough for this. In fact, I don’t get paid at all! I QUIT!!!

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Arya: How dare one! One can’t quit as one imagined one. So there.

There sure are a lot of ones in that sentence. Not content with tormenting her poor, long suffering imaginary friend, Arya decides to test out the new maid.

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Arya: Hello. One must be the new servant ones parents ordered? I am Princess Arya, one’s new mistress. Wait … does that cloud have  a stain?

Stupid maid: A stain? Where?!

Arya: Take that!!

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Unfortunate maid: S-s-so c-c-c-cold.

Pranked before she even makes it into the house. I don’t know why, but Arya is really in a pranky mood today. She’d better nip that in the bud before I send her over to meet Hunter later. Also, I’m not sure as these pictures were taken a while ago, but the reason she’s suddenly wearing her swimming costume is because she changed into it after her shower. Because wearing your costume after you’ve gotten yourself wet makes perfect sense.

Now, enough of the pranks and go to bed Arya. I want you perfectly rested for later.

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Or not. Clearly, Artemis needs the comfy bed now that she’s about to enter her twilight years:

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This isn’t something I’m looking forward to. Arya decides to take the notification to heart and decides that it’s time for Artemis/Arya bonding time.

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Arya: One loves you Artemis. Now let one kiss your nose.

Artemis: DO NOT WANT!

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Arya: Fine then. How about a belly rub instead?

Artemis: Now that I can agree to.

GO TO BED ARYA!!!

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Elsewhere in the house, instead of the skilling that I asked them to do, Franco shows Ceridwen that he still finds her as attractive as ever, despite the huge baby bump she’s now sporting. There had better be only one in there. These two are still very loving towards one another and it makes me happy to hear that they’re the same in other people’s legacies.

Apparently, Franco has some competition on his hands for Ceridwen’s affections:

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Looks like Joe doesn’t limit his creepiness to the Wonderland ISBI. She’s happily married and heavily pregnant! Get a grip already Joe!

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The mail box was absolutely full of love letters this morning. This one is for Adam from Faith MacDuff who, if you recall, met Adam at the gym when the Bookabets first moved to Moonlight Falls. Apparently she has carried a torch for him ever since.

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Adam: I’ve never felt so peaceful. I’m one more step closer to becoming my idol, Charles Sample.

Adam spends most of his spare time these days working towards his martial arts skills and has finally achieved the noble art of meditation. Maybe he should meditate on whether he should dump his girlfriend Bailey for Faith? Adam will be growing up in the next couple of sim days. As a farewell present, I want to send each of the Bookabet kids to university. I probably won’t show all of their time there though. What do you guys think?

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Anyway, later on this glorious Saturday in Moonlight Falls, I send Arya and Anita out to woo their prospective love interests. In Anita’s case, this is her best mate Nemo Hodgins. Anita really doesn’t want to stay in the ‘friend zone’ though, and does her best to convince him otherwise. He seems to be more willing this time and actually flirts back.

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In fact, the flirting is so successful, it turns the hang out into an instant date. Progress. Now to get rid of the inconvenient girlfriend. Stupid townie thinking she can date whoever she wants.

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Another success! Now for the kiss. If you remember, this didn’t go down so well last time.

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Anita: Let me just try this kiss thing again.

Nemo: Sure thing babes.

Awww! I’m finding it so hard to get these two together, but I think they make such a good looking couple and Anita keeps rolling wants for him. One step at a time I guess.

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See. He spooks easily. Maybe next time they’ll actually make it inside the cinema.

Arya, meanwhile, is making herself at home in the Sample household.

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Arya: Excellent!  One cannot wait to adopt loads of wild animals with ones future consort Hunter. We’ll adopt them all and they’ll become our royal court. One can teach the dogs to perform shows for us and they will teach us to speak their language. One can only say “woof” at the moment.

She’s thinking about her LTW whilst acting like a dog. How appropriate.

What’s inappropriate however, is the following notification

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Arya! Why are you even thinking about Forest anyway? From now on, all thoughts of boys will revolve solely around Hunter. Is that clear? Where is Hunter anyway?

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Oh there he is. He looks absolutely terrified. Not that I blame him. If Arya was throwing a glass bottle with an unknown substance at me, I’d be terrified also.

Hunter: What are you doing?! These boots are new!

Arya: Hold still and all will be explained in a moment gorgeous one.

Poor Hunter. It’s not too late to back out you know.

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It’s ok Susan. Calm down! I would never hurt Hunter! Arya had an ‘instant friend’ elixir in her inventory, so I decided to save some time moving the relationship forward. Not that I really needed to as these two get on so well. Building a relationship is a doddle.

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Arya: Ones heart beats so fast when one looks at you Hunter. I just can’t help myself. One is sorry if this is too soon.

Hunter: Huh?

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Hunter: You just kissed me. I can’t believe it!

Look at his face! One thing I love about Hunter is how expressive he is. For a shy sim, he really wears his heart on his sleeve. The question is, how will Hunter respond to Arya’s advances?

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Like you had any doubts whatsoever. I’m actually getting a tooth ache from how sweet this screenshot is. I LOVE this couple!!!

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See. Look how high their relationship bar is. Hunter clearly adores his very own fairy princess.

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He’s so into her, he actually forgets to pee.

Hunter: I … er … really wish you hadn’t seen that. How embarrassing.

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Luckily for Hunter, Arya really isn’t the judgemental sort and is quick to reassure him that she still likes him.

Arya: Don’t worry my Hunter. A ginormous pee puddle is no barrier to true love. Although one thinks that maybe you should go and take a shower.

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As if handling two dates at the exact same time wasn’t enough, another Sample decides that he wants to get to know Asriel a little better.

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Although I’m not too sure if loitering around the bushes outside a werewolf bar in the night really counts as a date?

Asriel: Plotting nefarious deeds is so sexy. Don’t you agree Forest?

Forest: I see what you mean. Unleashing my power on the unsuspecting masses sure does have a delicious taste to it.

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Asriel: Finally. Someone who understands me. With my genius and your magic, we can finally build the minion army that I’ve always wanted. We can take over Moonlight Falls! And then … THE WORLD!!! MWAH HA HA

Forest: I agree young Padawan. And may I suggest that we start with this bar. Whoever holds this bar also holds the loyalty of the werewolves. With the wolves in our minion army, we will be unstoppable! MWAH HA HA

Do they not realise that a police car is parked just behind them?

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Forest: Now that all the plotting is taken care of, can we get on with the flirting already? I don’t want to have to use my voodoo doll on you.

Asriel: Sure. Did I mention that you look like a million quid tonight?

Ah, evil love.

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Asriel and Forest clearly forgot to do their werewolf research and failed to realise that werewolves have keen hearing. I’m assuming that the reason why this random male werewolf has suddenly decided to ask out the ‘good’ sibling in this family is because they are hoping that she’ll be able to fight off her evil brother with her witchy skills. The answer is no, by the way. Alice really doesn’t swing that way.

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Back at home, Artemis chooses the perfect moment to age up.

Artemis: Gather around everyone. It’s happening! I hope you’ve all bought me birthday presents.

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Gelert: My wife is getting older and is one step closer to leaving me for good. I really don’t appreciate this development.

Neither do I Gelert, neither do I.

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Eika: My mother-in-law is sparkling. Is that supposed to happen?

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Here she is all elderfied. Due to her natural colouring, she doesn’t look all that different. I wish all of the dogs could stay young forever though and not just Gelert. That’s not going to happen though. I really don’t have enough space in this house for that many animals! Especially considering Arya’s LTW.

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Gelert: Don’t worry baby. You still look as good as the day we met. Love you.

Artemis: Love you too. Want to chase me to the kennel?  Winking smile

What a hectic night that was, what with first dates, first kisses and dogs aging up all at the same frigging time! Sorry if you feel that I don’t have enough screenshots for the dates. I’m not kidding when I say that each of the dates all happened at the same time. It’s hard catching screenshots when so much is happening at once.  Thank goodness that it’s all over and the Bookabets can go to bed.

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Ceridwen: Er … Franco. I think I’m in labour. Can you take me to the hospital?

You’re kidding me right? Oh well, this little cliff-hanger seems like the perfect spot to end this update. Will Ceridwen deliver her new son, or sons, safely? Will the werewolves manage to successfully defend their bar against the joint evil minds of Asriel and Forest? Will Anita and Nemo EVER get together? Will Arya be able to be her crazy self with the one she loves? Find out next time on the Bookabet Legacy.

But, before we go, have some Story Progression updates:

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Zeke Hodgins proves that you’re never to old for a promotion. I think he’s going to need it because:

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The real Ariel wouldn’t need to ask permission as she’s the head of her household, but it made me smile anyway. It’s too bad she didn’t invest in the gym, but at least she didn’t invest in the local swimming pool!

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After being rejected by Alice, the wolves turned to another sister instead. I’m not sure how successful Sky will be in controlling her brother, but I hope she’s happy with her very own werewolf. It’s funny that she seems to be into boys in this game file.

That’s all I’ve got for the moment. All of my important townies are being quite boring at the moment! It’s possible that I lost some of the Fraps notification screenshots during the reinstall, so I’ll try and remember to check on their relationship statuses next time I’m in game.

Bye guys.

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About jolvsbooks

I'm a library assistant from South Wales with a love of reading, writing and the cinema. I don't fall into the normal cliched view of a library assistant as I have bright read hair, love rock music and I'm not that quiet!! I have two beautiful dogs ... an 8 year old Scottie called Jet, and a 2 year old hyperactive terror Westie called Deefa.
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8 Responses to Chapter 22 – The Two First Kisses

  1. misims says:

    Baby! Wow, way to leave us hanging. A lot happening here, and I agree, it’s a pain trying to do anything else while you’ve got a date going on, much less, what, three of them? You did a good job with it, first kisses, doggy birthdays, and Hunter’s face- *^%&*^& -I agree with you, he’s got such an expressive face, especially for a sim not in your household. They really are a match made by the stars.

    Hahhah, Artemis and Gelert wanting to go to the kennel, nah, not them. 😉

    I’d love to see the kids going to Uni, all the new stuff for them to do. I can just see Asrial getting in over his head and having to streak across campus. Ya know, in case that ever comes up… 😀

    Love this to pieces, can’t wait for more!

    • jolvsbooks says:

      Thanks 🙂

      I’m not going to lie to you. It was a very stressful play through! I had to time it perfectly so I wouldn’t miss any of the important stuff like kissing. Then, Artemis decided to grow up and Ceri went into labour … What high jinks 🙂

      I’m really pleased with Hunter and Arya. They really do make the perfect couple … almost as cute as Gelert and Artemis 😉

      I’ll probably send the kids off to uni in stages, so that I don’t have to deal with too many degrees all at once, and I’ll just show the highlights of uni. As far as streaking is concerned, I think Anita will be the most likely candidate. She does have the inappropriate trait after all.

      Also, sorry about the baby cliff-hanger. Thought that would annoy people 😉 😛

  2. Susan says:

    Yeah, I’m just SURE you feel terribly about leaving us in the lurch about the 6th Letter-A Bookabet!

    Hunter really is so expressive, and he’s just adorable with Arya! And I can’t say I’m sorry to see Forest making time with Asriel. That’s a nice fantasy couple too, if I do say so myself. He’s getting so much more action in other people’s legacies.

    Nice to see someone taking notice of Sky. Sky in her legacy would never think of dating a boy. It’s kind of fun to see these details change in other people’s games! Ha!

    Next time I load cross-pollination sims, I should make sure more of them line up in age with mine.

    • jolvsbooks says:

      You’re right … I don’t feel guilty at all actually 😉

      I love Hunter and you know how much I adore his relationship with Arya. I just want to squeal whenever I see them together. It just fits somehow. As for Asriel and Forest, I’m divided as to whether I think the relationship is adorable or downright terrifying!!!

      So far, Sky is extremely straight. I agree though, it’s interesting seeing how our legacy sims change in other save files. I always enjoy getting updates on how my sims are fairing in other people’s story progression. I’m so glad that I made the decision to put the triplets down as teenagers. The idea of Arya and Hunter never even crossed my mind!

  3. Dragonwife says:

    Nemo is such a problem. I’m so sorry! It sounds like everyone else is finding love quite easily, though. I can’t imagine playing that many important events all at the same time!

    I love Hunter and Arya. They are so perfect for each other!

    I’d love to see some University, too!

    • jolvsbooks says:

      Nemo is trying my patience! If I wasn’t so stubborn I’d have given up, but Anita clearly likes him. I wonder how they’ll manage in story progression when she moves out of the house?

      I don’t think I’ve ever been so stressed in game! So much was happening that I kept popping around like a yoyo trying to capture everything that I needed to! I love Arya and Hunter as well. That’s a development that I’m ecstatic about 🙂

      University will be very interesting. I definitely want to send Adam and Asriel as they are my favourite spares and I want to give them a good send off. If I can afford it, I’ll also move in Hunter when Arya ages up and send him too.

  4. So I was gonna say how neat it is that Sims seem to maintain their original personalities and preferences even when dl’d into other games, and how that made them seem more like “real,” legitimate people, if that makes sense…but then Sky had to go and ruin all that.

    I loved all the dates in this chapter; Forest and Asriel are so adorably evil, and Arya and Hunter are just plain adorable. Not looking forward to Artemis going, though….that thought gives me the sads. 😦

    • jolvsbooks says:

      Lol! Spoiler alert: Let me just warn you in advance that Forest and Hunter aren’t the only Sample kids to fall for the Bookabet kids. I’ll just leave it at that 😉

      As for Artemis, my sim dogs have unusually long lifespans in relation to their human counterparts so she’s still going strong. I’ll miss her when she goes, but not as much as Gelert will. I’m too attached to him to let him age!

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