Boreal Springs

August 21, 2008

Anderson 4 – Round 18: ‘Blood Money, Pt. 3′

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 9:10 am

Roman Anderson is becoming quite a powerful man, can Cara keep up?

With the success of his last business and the deeds to lots in both Aperture and Boreal Springs in his hands, Roman opened another business. It was a simple grocery store nestled in Boreal Springs. It was a success and Roman hired on a young woman who desperately wanted to be close to Boreal Springs. Why he didn’t know or care, but she proved to be a good worker, albiet unskilled.

One evening, during dinner, Cara decided to question her husband. She had seen him acting oddly and skulking about, she even had others tell her about it. She didn’t think he was the type to have an affair, but what else could he be doing?

“It’s business,” Roman said sternly, “that’s it. Who is filling your head with this garbage?”

Cara shrugged meekly, “I… I wasn’t trying to imply anything, Roman, I was just worried.”

“Well don’t,” he snapped, angry that others had been talking and not quite pleased as his wife’s distrust. “Why would I sully the name I’m trying to restore? Honestly, Cara, sometimes I wonder where your brain is.”

Cara frowned and stared down at her plate, ashamed. She should have known better. Perhaps she was projecting her own thoughts onto Roman…

Katarina stopped by one day to thank her younger brother for the awesome pad he had hooked her and Shang up with in the heart of downtown. Roman wasn’t fond of his sister’s ways, but she was his sister, and despite herself, she had a brain.

“You shouldn’t thank me, Katarina,” Roman replied, showing a rare bout of humility. “It was Tsung Yu’s design and Gordon Saunders that made it truly possible.”

“Well, whatever, you had a hand in it someway, so thanks. I know how you feel about Shang, and with Nevio marrying Lacie–”

Roman laughed, “it’s fine, don’t worry about it…”

Roman’s luck wasn’t all good, one night, while they were asleep in their lavish bedroom… a burglar broke in. Fortunately, Roman had the foresight to install an extensive security system. The police were called to the scene before the striped fiend could make off with anything. Unfortunately for that burglar, that particular cop was also in Gordon Saunders’ pocket… and well, you don’t mess with someone under his protection.

There were definitely perks to working with criminals…

Cara enjoyed throwing parties, epsecially those that involved the other ladies from Boreal Springs. Alyssa frequented these and Roman pulled her aside one afternoon to tell her of his plan.

“Lacie won’t be a problem for much longer,” he confided.

Alyssa gave him a look, “what are you saying, Roman? She’s pregnant!”

“The baby will be fine, mother. Just trust me–I’ve taken care of it.”

Alyssa shuddered, remembering the propaganda involving her mother all those years ago… something in the back of her mind shouted for her to take notice, but she ignored it.

Cara, meanwhile, was having lunch with one of her guests. River Saunders was an interesting type of girl, not particularly feminine, but incredibly keen. Cara grilled her on sciences and her studies at university.

While she enjoyed all the guests she invited, Cara had to admit, she didn’t get along very well with Lacie. She really didn’t like Lacie’s blatant flirting with her husband or her attitude.


Note from Mao: The blonde in the first picture is important for a reason you will find out later. ;) Katarina is like Shang, she constantly drops by uninvited. It’s insane.


  1. Now I’m curious as to what role the blonde is going to play…

    It’s nothing sinister, no worries.

    Comment by Kyri — August 21, 2008 @ 10:51 am

  2. Man, why does everyone want to flock to Boreal Springs? Man, Roman is hard to love. I feel for poor Cara. Poor thing. Alyssa and the rest of the Andersons just won’t ever be able to escape the past, huh? xD No happiness for any of them! Except Nate and possibly Lilith. And Lacie, poor Lacie…no one likes her. xD Mwhahaha. Nice to know your sims share my feelings.

    Speaking of, I blame YOU for my dream today. Somehow, Tsung and Zhou ended up in my dream, playing kicky ball. Dx

    LOL! You are silly, having sims dreams. ;) Roman is ambitious and that leaves little room for sentiment.

    Comment by Elecy — August 21, 2008 @ 10:55 am

  3. Ooh, I figured that blonde girl would be important…can’t wait to see what her role in this drama is. I hope Cara stays “in her place,” for her own sake!

    Haha, no big role, really… she just won’t be on the outside looking in for long. ;)

    Comment by Cassie — August 21, 2008 @ 10:57 am

  4. You’ve got me very interested in why that kid will become important later, because 85% of the time, we don’t see people unless they’re playable or important.
    Humble? Upbeat? Are we looking at the same Roman? Maybe his sister just has a way with him.
    Wow, is this the first criminal you’ve had? I don’t remember seeing any before.
    Oh, Alyssa, don’t worry about anything happening to Lacie. He said the baby will be fine. And in the end, isn’t that all that matters? And Lacie is still coming on to Roman? We’re up to six people that will be better off with her gone.

    Hehe, of course! Why would you want to see unimportant townies? ;) Hahaha, Roman is different with his family, he always has been. Nope, Janine was the first criminal.

    Comment by Fini — August 21, 2008 @ 11:31 am

  5. Are… are those alien eyes on the Mystery Blonde? Desperately to move close to BS, huh? Hmmm…

    I like the way Roman thinks- time to get rid of the hussy once and for all!

    Nope, I have default replacements that include violet and a mixed violet/gray in place of dark blue and gray.

    Comment by Josh — August 21, 2008 @ 12:55 pm

  6. I was wondering, wasn’t Thomas’ skintone different than Janine’s? Why haven’t we seen it pop up anywhere? I realized that Roman might carry it, hence the wondering.

    I accidentally forgot to give Thomas a custom skintone, so he was simply skintone1 (as far as defaults go), and that’s why it doesn’t show up, because CC usually overthrows defaults.

    Comment by Laura — August 21, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

  7. Now I just want to find out what the blonde has to do with the story xD

    She may/or may not be romantically linked to someone. ;)

    Comment by L3w1s — August 21, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

  8. great update! I wonder about the blonde as well. I just noticed how much Roman and Cara look alike now-wow, freaky.

    Roman and Cara look alike, you think? I dunno, but it might be the similarity of their dark skintones. I hope Roman continues to pass on Janine’s eyes!

    Comment by starrsim — August 21, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

  9. Yeah, I guessed that the blonde, as pretty as she is, is probably going to be a love interest for one of the generation 3 boys. :)
    Cara seems to have settled quite well into the role of a rich businessman’s wife, but I get the impression that she and Roman are a bit too much like Gordon and Tracey to be happy in the long run.
    Yay, River! I can’t wait to see what her, Zhou and the rest of the Uni crowd are up to :D .

    Haha, we’ll see how well Cara does… there are certain temptations present in Boreal Springs. ;)

    Comment by Monika — August 22, 2008 @ 7:22 am

  10. “and despite herself, she had a brain.” lol

    Cara’s projecting her own thoughts onto Roman, these island women are never satisfied. Lacie is blatantly flirting with the man who is plotting to kill her, how oblivious!

    Cara is walking dangerously and Lacie, well, she’s just an idiot.

    Comment by Ann — August 23, 2008 @ 9:00 am

  11. I’m so glade Lacie’s days are numbered. I can’t stand her, lol.

    Comment by GoldenBuffy — November 25, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

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