Boreal Springs

February 14, 2008

Anderson – Round 4: ‘The Easy Life’

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Round 4

Financially, the Anderson family is the most well-off in all of Boreal Springs. Beneath the wealth lies Thomas‘ affair with Jun Yu and Janine‘s meanderings into the crime world. Can Alyssa grow up into a well-adjusted adult, or will she fall victim to her parent’s vices?


Thomas plays with Alyssa

While Thomas might not have been the doting husband, he sure found enough time to pay attention to Alyssa. While she looked like Janine, her personality seemed more tuned towards Thomas. He had hoped for a boy, to pass on his knowledge and money to, but Alyssa was close enough.

He spent plenty of time playing with her. He enjoyed her–she was quite cute–but he also wanted to ensure where her loyalty would lie. Thomas was making plans in his head and Alyssa had a part to play.

Janine and Henry chat

Meanwhile, Janine was doing her ‘wifely duties’ and keeping up friendships with the neighbors. At least, that’s what she told Thomas. In reality… she was often chatting with Henry Saunders. He was her warm blanket of comfort amongst the disarry that was her life… and the news that he was getting married nearly had her choking on a meatball.

“Are you sure, Henry? Isn’t that a bit sudden?” Janine managed, trying not to sound as anguished as she felt. “Do you love her–it isn’t just for the baby is it? I mean, you can’t do that–”

“Janine, calm down,” Henry laughed, completely missing the reasoning behind her anxiety. He was a bit thick that way. “You’re worse than the girls! I’m a grown man, I can make my own decisions.”

Janine sighed, “I’m sorry, it just surprised me. I mean… Jun Yu, of all people… Henry you–”

He shook his head, “I don’t want to hear it, Janine. How is Alyssa?”

The immediate change of subject was a sign that no matter what Janine said, Henry was going to marry Jun. She shook off the wave of nausea and tried her best to sound happy as she talked about Alyssa.

Alyssa thinks about Janine

“She’s a little girl now–very beautiful. I’m worried about her, though. Thomas spends a lot of time with her, and for that, I’m glad… but… her attitude. I just don’t know what to do.”

“What do you mean?”

Janine sighed, “I sent her to her room after I got a call from the school saying she called another little girl ‘poor white trash’!”

Henry grimaced, “That’s… not good. Is it Thomas, do you think?”

“He’s many things, but not that. We’ve all be doing well lately… maybe we’ve been spoiling her. Whatever it is, it’s going to stop.”

Thomas and Jun

“I saw the paper the other day–Thomas is doing… very well for himself.” Henry said with some hesitation. He was careful to guard his face so his distaste didn’t show. “Is he still out at all hours?”

Janine frowned, “yes… he’s always working.”

“And you, too? How is your work going?” Henry glanced at the rings on her fingers. “You are sure a lot more… decorated lately.”

Thomas and Jun

Janine hid her hands under the table. “I work nights, but I don’t have to worry about poor Alyssa being alone. Thomas always seems to be able to get home in time for me to leave work and put her to bed. I guess it gives them some time to spend together. It’s better than a nanny.”

Henry chuckled, “I think I’d prefer the nanny to him.”

“Henry!” Janine scolded, though the grin on her lips betrayed her. “Be nice. He’s a workaholic, but he’s not an awful man. There’s much worse in the world.”

“You’re right, I’m sorry, Janine.” Henry glanced at his watch and stood up. “I have to go–Ryu will be home in twenty minutes.”

“That’s all right, I need to go to work. Thanks for coming over.”


Janine goes to work

Janine pulled the black cap over her mess of curls and gently tucked them in as she sat in the car. She took a deep breath, steeling herself for what was to come. It was a rush, to be sure, but there was always danger… a stray gunshot, a brave guardsman… but the money.

“Let’s go.” She said to the driver–they were always different and always without names or seemingly even faces. It was for the best. “So many banks and so little time…”


Note from Mao: I realize this was a weird way to narrate an entry, but I love Henry and Janine and they are always over at one another’s houses (3 bolts, anyone?); them chatting like old married ladies was coming sooner or later!!


  1. I could so see a marriage swap here. lol that would be funny, she is bound to get caught some time from her job and then whats going to happen? Or is henry going to see all her rings and realize its her? Oooo more drama here :)

    Mao edit: Hehe, Henry and Janine would make a great couple. They’ve been three bolts the entire time. I think they’re in denial. ;)

    Comment by Sanna — February 14, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

  2. It’s a shame all the familys had to be so messed up… Oh who am i kidding, it rocks! More fun to read :D

    Mao edit: Hehe, you know you love it. ;)

    Comment by L3w1s — February 14, 2008 @ 5:59 pm

  3. Henry and Janine would be cute together. But what would happen to Alyssa? And what is Thomas plan for her? *this plot gets thicker and thicker*

    I have never had sims with three bolts before, luckily you.

    Mao edit: 3 bolts is a curse and a blessing, haha! As for Thomas’ plan… we’ll have to wait and see. This is less like a friggin’ Prosperity and more like a Soap Opera challenge, lol.

    Comment by Monique — February 15, 2008 @ 12:30 am

  4. Lol to the Soap Opera Challenge comment. This family is just the epicenter of drama in Boreal Springs! I just wish Henry and Jun would break up and then Henry could be with Janine, and Thomas could be with Jun. Then we’d all be happy!

    Mao edit: Don’t I know it… I want them together, but I’m trying to not control every facet of my sim’s lives… sigh. I’m sure they’ll get caught eventually, though.

    Comment by Mandie — February 15, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

  5. Wifeswap!

    Comment by arcadata — February 9, 2009 @ 11:54 pm

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