Boreal Springs

August 2, 2008

Yu – Round 17: ‘You Turn The Screws, Pt. 1′

Filed under: Yu — Tags: , , , , , , , — Mao @ 8:33 pm

Tsung and Lilith Yu are happy with their lives, even if they have a few little secrets.  Zhou is ready to get out of the crazy house and head to University while Fou-Lu can’t wait to become a teen.

Lilith was surprised when Kate dropped by for a visit.  She knew it had to be because her younger sister wanted something.  That was the only time she contacted Lilith.  Sure enough, she had questions that needed answers about the lamp.

“It didn’t work,” Kate said, anguished.  “I’m supposed to be pregnant and I’m not.  Katarina had a baby, Lilith.  Shang’s baby.”

“Color me surprised,” Lilith remarked, clearly the opposite.  “Look, Kate, what do you want me to do?  Scold the lamp?  And how do you know it was the lamp’s fault?  You probably weren’t clear enough when you wished.”

Kate blinked.  Clearly she hadn’t thought of that.  “Um… I was!  I’m sure of it.”

“Right, well, maybe you should go.  The last thing I need is mom coming here and yelling at me for giving you the lamp.”

Zhou, meanwhile, was downtown exploring Aperture a bit before heading off to University.  Being a technical adult had given him some freedoms otherwise unavailable.  It wasn’t that great and while he spoke with a few females, none of them piqued his interest.  In fact, some of them were downright ridiculous.  He’d seen River wear some ridiculous things, but that snow leopard hat was a bit much for anyone.

Tsung wasn’t worried about Zhou, he knew that despite having his mother’s attitude, he’d succeed just fine.  Provided he quit bullying everything.  Even Lilith still had that problem.  It was Fou-Lu that made him concerned, the boy spent way too much time on the phone, even for a pre-teen.  When Tsung was a boy, he was doing stuff… not hanging out on the phone all day.  It was almost impossible to receive any calls at home, Fou-Lu was always hogging up the line.

He tried to talk to Lilith about it, but she just laughed and said he was talking to his soon-to-be-girlfriend Elena.  Tsung was puzzled at this.

It wasn’t until Fou-Lu’s birthday came around that Tsung realized who Elena was.  She was Gordon’s adopted daughter.  Tsung didn’t know enough about Elena to judge her suitability for his son and heir, but he was sure that Gordon’s influence on her wasn’t a bad thing.

Fou-Lu couldn’t have cared less what Tsung thought, he was in love.  He and Elena had been close ever since they were children and even if she was a little bossy sometimes, and maybe a bit too driven, he was smitten.

When he wasn’t with Elena–which wasn’t very often–he was hanging out with his friend Basil Saunders.  They enjoyed playing video games together and generally slacking off.  Basil shared his plans to ditch University and just hang out at his house.  Fou-Lu saw some merit to that, but knew that Elena would drop him like a bad habit if he so much as mentioned it, so instead he kept his interest a quiet one and continued beating Basil’s butt into the floor.


Note from Mao: Not much happening here.  Fou-Lu and Elena were only a matter of time, I wasn’t surprised when they had two bolts with zero tweaking from me.  Poor Zhou, he’s still so puzzled over River’s rebuff.  We’ll see how things go in Uni…


  1. I am finally caught up and all I can say is wow. Once again you have so much going on in your hood. I am jealous.

    I hope that River and Zhou find some why to work it out.

    My sims are insane. I’m sure they will, three bolts can’t be denied.

    Comment by Monique — August 3, 2008 @ 1:31 am

  2. Not a fan of cat print, are ya, Zhou? xD I find it funny that the baby of the family is a chatterbox, hogging the phone lines and whatnot. And aw…he and Elena look pretty cute together. But I worry, he’s wearing Shang’s hand-me-downs. Those are clothes soaked in lust and polyamory! Man, I love this family. <3

    Haha, Fou-Lu is an odd duck. I noticed that, too, and immediately changed his clothing!

    Comment by Elecy — August 3, 2008 @ 4:31 am

  3. The Elena/Fou-lu relationship has kinda taken me by surprise. I don’t know.. it just seems like an odd pairing to me. Or maybe it’s just that I don’t really know Fou-lu’s personality as much as I do the others.

    Their relationship was completely gameplay dictated. They met each other as children, on their own. Became friends/best friends/etc on their own. And Elena was always calling him. She was over when he transitioned and not surprisingly, two bolts. Hopefully their personalities/etc develop more as they’re given a chance.

    Comment by emplousos — August 3, 2008 @ 7:22 am

  4. Fou-Lu and Elena are adorable together. His name still makes me giggle, but not as much. :P

    Did Zhou leave yet? I didn’t even notice.

    Zhou left, I just didn’t put the picture in. He’s hanging out at Uni with River waiting to be played.

    Comment by Josh — August 3, 2008 @ 12:55 pm

  5. Ah, young love :) Can’t wait to see what happens with River and Zhou in Uni.

    Hehe, me either…

    Comment by laura — August 4, 2008 @ 12:06 am

  6. Aww, even when things aren’t particularly eventful, this family remains my favourite one in the Springs. :) I’m a bit confused – what’s Zhou’s aspiration? The picture here says Knowledge, but the database lists is as Family.
    So, Fou-Lu is the heir? I’m guessing that Zhou wouldn’t be too thrilled at the prospect of having to live with his parents for the rest of their lives.
    I just can’t wait to see Zhou and River in Uni. :)

    Haha, people just love the Yu family. They are so quirky! ACK! Thank you for pointing that out, I am an idiot. Zhou is Family/Knowledge and I guess my brain fritzed, lol. Sorry!

    Comment by Monika — August 4, 2008 @ 7:40 am

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