Boreal Springs

July 22, 2008

Anderson – Round 16: ‘Happy?, End’

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , , — Mao @ 10:40 am

“I’m so sorry,” Tracey said, near tears. She couldn’t help but overhear from the kitchen. “This is my fault–”

“No, it isn’t. You didn’t do anything wrong by coming here… this, well, this was bound to happen sooner or later.” Ryu pushed aside his own anger and hugged Tracey in an effort to comfort her. “Are you all right? I’m sorry you weren’t told earlier, but your safety was a concern.”

Tracey tried not to cry, “I can’t believe it… I don’t want to believe it! How can I go back there?”

“I wish I could help you with that, but you know I can’t. It is up to you what you do with the information you’ve found. It’s your life, Tracey, and your marriage.”

She sniffed, “and I’m married to a criminal!”

Legally separated, Alyssa and Ryu continued to share the house. They kept out of one another’s way and most ignored one another’s presence. The divorce was in the works, but given all the assets and lack of a prenup, it was a slow process. Alyssa wasn’t quite sure what to do with her despair over her broken marriage, so she decided to turn her grief towards something else.

“You know I’m always happy to comfort a lady in distress,” Shang said smoothly, completely ignoring the fact that it was their indiscretion that put the nail in the coffin of the marriage.

“Shut up, Shang,” Alyssa said forcefully, “I didn’t ask you here to talk.”

When Ryu and Alyssa were able to act somewhat civil towards one another and all the anger had dissipated, they invited the twins over. Katarina had kept her distance from the family, so attempting to contact her had resulted in a, “oh, finally divorcing? have fun” and that was that. The boys, Nevio especially, would be a little more difficult to tell.

“You’re what?” Nevio gaped, unable to hide his surprise.

Laci took in the situation around her, a little taken back herself. What did this mean for her chances of getting money?

“It’s for the best, Nevio,” Alyssa tried to sound reassuring. “I know you probably can’t see that now, but you will in time.”

“But where will dad go?” Nevio said meekly. He felt ten again.

“I’m going to find my own place once the divorce is finalized. Don’t worry, it isn’t like you’ll never see me again.”

Tracey somehow found herself back at the Anderson house. It was late at night and she was worried she’d wake them. She knew of the separation and the divorce in process, but she still felt guilty for the way she felt. Ryu had always been very kind and considerate towards her and he was the opposite of Gordon–he was safe.

“I don’t want to be there anymore, Ryu,” Tracey said sadly as he opened the door. “But what about Michael? Gordon will take him.”

“He probably will… and if you try to contest it, he’ll win,” Ryu said, guiding her inside. “It’s hard to fight someone like him, but with a little evidence, anything is possible.”

“I can’t do that, Ryu. I just… I want out. Completely.” She looked at him and frowned. “But I don’t have anywhere to go–what if he tries to get me shipped back to the island!”

“That won’t happen, Tracey. You’re more than welcome to stay with me once this whole mess is cleared up. He has no influence on my side of the law.”

Alyssa and Ryu both went through their birthdays during the divorce. It was a rather sobering experience; they had been together for so long and now it was over. After seeing Nevio’s distress, Alyssa decided that it didn’t have to be a horrible experience. They were adults and they could be civil. They both messed up, that much was obvious…

“What do you think? For the children’s sake… can we be civil?”

“I think that will work,” Ryu replied, but then added. “But you can’t say anything bad about Tracey to the kids.”

“I won’t,” Alyssa assured, still unable to fathom that Tracey had–in a way–’won’. “But you can’t tell the kids about… I mean, especially Katarina–”

“I won’t.”

And so, Alyssa and Ryu said their goodbyes and Ryu exited the house for the last time. His stuff was already packed up and waiting. The divorce was final. In a way, Ryu was happy to have his last name back, but he definitely felt the loss. Starting over so late in life? It seemed an alien concept.

Alyssa just felt numb. She was alone in that giant house… and lost.


Note from Mao: NO I did NOT want these two to get divorced. Grrrr… messing up my family tree all over the place! Alyssa and Ryu refused to cooperate; she kept having all her wants with Shang and his were with Tracey (and Tracey’s wants all were of Ryu, I checked.  WTF?). It was annoying! They didn’t have ANY wants for one another despite 100/100 relationship. Buggers!! This will make the Saunders 2 round interesting, that’s for sure. You should be afraid, Tracey… very afraid.


  1. Aww, it’s sad that they’re splitting up. I always hoped they would work through it somehow. :( Yeah, Tracey should be very afraid…Gordon will NOT be happy about all of this. Oh dear!

    I would not want to be Tracey right now. She’s between a rock and a hard place. that’s for sure. I had hoped, too, but sims are sims…

    Comment by Cassie — July 22, 2008 @ 11:09 am

  2. Oh no they divorced… :(

    I think Tracey will have a hard time coming up. As Cassie said, Gordon will not be pleased. Never cross the criminal…

    It’ll be interesting, to say the least…

    Comment by Kyri — July 22, 2008 @ 11:28 am

  3. That’s sad for sure. But they were never really totally in love, at least it didn’t seem that way. Maybe they can both move on and find true happiness!

    Haha, maybe, but given the situation… well, there could be some problems.

    Comment by Mandie — July 22, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

  4. Aw. I was hoping those two would work things out but…guess not. And now Tracey knows? This is gonna spell trouble. Even moreso now that she is seeking comfort in Ryu. Tsk tsk tsk. I, as everyone else, want to see Gordon’s reaction. I mean, he doesn’t seem to care alot about Tracey but we all know he does. That, or he could be the type of guy who hates other people messing with what is his. xD

    Me too, but you can’t tell sims what to do… well, you can, but that’s not nearly as interesting. This is a fine mess indeed. I’m a little worried about the outcome myself!

    Comment by Elecy — July 22, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

  5. sniff…so sad :(

    I guess the only good thing is that money-hungry Laci might rethink her plan.

    Haha, I doubt it. Laci has her claws in Nevio…

    Comment by starrsim — July 22, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

  6. Aw… =( I was hoping they could work it out. Ah well.

    Tracey better watch her back around Gordon now. No telling what’s going to happen to her.

    Indeed. He has a reputation to maintain. A ‘soft’ criminal mastermind is a dead one.

    Comment by Helen — July 22, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  7. Alysaa, can’t you do something about Laci?! Sheesh, you are Thomas’ daughter! lol

    Wow, leave it to Shang to be the cause of a divorce and be completely unconcerned.

    It doesn’t seem like Gordon to care too much about Tracey leaving (though that is a slap in the face) but he would care about his child…look out Tracey.

    Alyssa has never had the same sort of strength as Thomas. Poor Roman is going to have to step up to the plate. Hahahaha, of course, how very Shang-like! Gordon will care because it will make him look bad, so he has to save face. Of course, Tracey has no chance in simhell of getting Michael. Poor girl.

    Comment by Ann — July 22, 2008 @ 9:02 pm

  8. Oh my, this is sad. I remember these two back when Alyssa was the spoiled little bitchy ‘it-girl’, and Ryu was the lovesick little boy who did her homework and carried her schoolthings. It’s sort of hard to believe that they’re really over. I just hope this is for the best and their lives don’t suck as bad from now on.

    I, too, was nostalgic for days long gone. It seems like forever ago! I never anticipated this would happen. Sheesh.

    Comment by Monika — July 23, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

  9. D: I’m sad they divorced- they were the long standing G2 couple. :(

    As for Tracey- Mao, SERIOUSLY, WHY ARE ALL YOUR SIMS SO FRESH? I cannot handle this freshness! Every single update, someone is cheating, being fresh… Your Sims need to attend some Purity Classes or something, sheesh. :P

    Me too, Josh, me too. :( HAHA, oh my goodness, Josh! I think that’s the most you’ve ever said “fresh” in a comment before. That kills me everytime, haha. And now you see why I do NOT install ACR.

    Comment by Josh — July 23, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

  10. OMG!!!! your sims have major issues. I would love to see the family tree. Lines must be going every which way.

    Haha, I can assure you, it would be almost impossible to do reasonably and in a way that is understandable. xb

    Comment by Monique — July 31, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

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