Boreal Springs

July 23, 2008

Saunders – Round 15: ‘A Family Way, End’

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 9:39 am

Damien and Aiyana have managed to work out their differences. River is ungrounded and enjoying her freedom while Basil is just hanging out in the background.

River wasn’t quite sure how to respond to her parents new-found fervor for one another. While she was certainly pleased they were getting along again, she rather wished they’d keep the PDA to a minimum. River was nearly a woman grown, but poor Basil would be scarred for life if his innocent little eyes somehow glimpsed at such wanton displays of affection.

Seriously, what were they, teenagers?

At least she wasn’t grounded anymore. That meant that she could get away from them and better yet, talk to Zhou through something less archaic than a letter and more personal than an IM. She was sure to explain just how burly the lumberjacks really were and especially how passionate they were about their flapjacks.

It took Zhou a moment or two to realize what exactly River meant by “fur shirts”. Being as he was, he wasn’t privy to the nature of extremely hairy men. For this, he was most surely thankful.

Aiyana was quite happy about the arrangement she had worked out with Damien. She began a home business with the intent of working out all the kinks of the residents of Boreal Springs. This way, she would always be home and yet have something to keep her from going stir-crazy. It worked out for the best and she found she greatly enjoyed bringing in some income of her own.

River tried to help her mother out as much as she could, unfortunately, River wasn’t much of a saleswoman. She even had trouble convincing Julie O`Hanlon to take the plunge. Of course, that may have been because Julie already had an appointment and was just amusing herself by messing with poor River. River would never understand why everyone felt the need to pick on her when she was down!

Adults were so cruel.

The new arrangement certainly made life around the house a lot better for all. Aiyana was happy, which made Damien happy, which in turn, made the children happy. It was a strange hierarchy, happiness, but somehow the Saunders brood managed to achieve it. River was still upset about being shoved into the stuffy Academy, though, especially since Damien had left the school system and moved over to the University.

River hoped he transferred out before she attended. She really didn’t want her dad cramping her style on campus.

Despite her claims at nearly being an adult, River found herself indulging her inner-child quite often, a fact Zhou Yu wasn’t about to let her forget.

“You’re such a kid, River,” Zhou laughed, watching his friend play in the leaves. “Only kids enjoy that.”

“Shut up, you,” River snarled, pelting the taller of the two with a faceful of crisp, musty leaves. “We’re the same age. You can’t call me a ‘kid’.”

“I can if you’re being childish,” Zhou replied, trying to remove the taste the stale leaves had left. “And you always are so I can always say it.”

Angered for real now, River stood straight and glowered, “I am not a kid and I’ll prove it!”

Before Zhou could so much as laugh, River was not only directly in front of him, but her lips were against his own and engaged in a very, very awkward sort of kiss. When he was able to think again, River gave him a very aghast look and rushed off into the house, unable to speak.

Zhou blinked. He had just been teasing her, where had that come from?

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Note from Mao: Yay, first business in BS. Oh, and if you’re wondering… the thing with Zhou and River? Completely autonomous. I was paying attention to Aiyana and her business and I saw Zhou and River playing with leaves. I never see sims do that unless I direct them too. Anyhoo, next thing I know, bam! Smoochfest! Geeze! Neither even had their first kiss yet. They have three bolts, but wow. Seriously.

8 Comments

  1. It’s twu wuv! :D So, are they related?

    This family is great. Normal enough to like everyone, odd enough to not be boring.

    Haha, we’ll see about that… and they’re slightly less dysfunctional now that everyone is getting along.

    Comment by Christina — July 23, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

  2. I feel a bit bad for River xD it’s so uncomfortable watching old people make out. Yay, lumberjacks and flapjacks! Why do I have the feeling everyone in BS is gonna flock to Aiyana and her magic fingers? xD They ALL have stress and now have a place to go to get rid of it. And about frickin’ time. I loves me some River and Zhou nookie. Mmmyes.

    Hahaha, who doesn’t love a good massage? Poor Shang will be disappointed that there is no optional “happy ending”. Hahaha, that last sentence disturbs me greatly. :P

    Comment by Elecy — July 23, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

  3. wow-that kiss was odd-but good to see that the family is sooo happy :P

    We’ll see how long it lasts.

    Comment by starrsim — July 23, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

  4. I like this family. Kisses for everybody. And I’m telling you, that leaf playing is a major aphrodisiac! :)

    So it would seem! That’s so crazy, lol.

    Comment by laura — July 23, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

  5. Yay, three bolt teen couples are the best! :D

    Did you find out what was wrong with your Community Lots? Or is that why the business is at home? Either way, it’s cool. I love this family, they are so normal compared to your other Fresh Sims.

    Haha, we will see about that. You know, I’m not sure. I haven’t tried them since I moved to my fiance’s computer. Boreal Springs is now resting on its own HD on my PC now… so I’ll have to check!

    Comment by Josh — July 23, 2008 @ 11:16 pm

  6. The autonomy of sims… I didn’t know sims did that if you don’t have ACR installed.

    Thumbs up for your first business in Boreal Springs!

    Haha, I know, it is a little strange. Woo, businesses!

    Comment by Kyri — July 24, 2008 @ 8:32 am

  7. Yeah! I like them together and i knew they will be like this sooner or later!

    Well, they’re not completely together yet… ;)

    Comment by karen — July 26, 2008 @ 5:37 am

  8. “fur shirts” rofl I’ve never heard that. River’s so sweet, why does everyone have to mess with her?! I hope Zhou isn’t just messing with her, they’re cute together

    River was the one who kissed him, poor Zhou. Everyone wants to blame him, LOL! He’s the one who is confused. ;)

    Comment by Ann — July 28, 2008 @ 12:10 am

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