Boreal Springs

September 18, 2008

Anderson – Round 20: ‘Turn Me Loose, Pt. 2′

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 10:00 am

Alyssa has managed to keep her son, Nevio, from faltering despite the loss of his wife Lacie.  Isolde and Adora, still young, leave their grief behind.  When they think about it, their mother really didn’t have much of a relationship with them.

Despite their age difference, Isolde spent time with Adora, whether it be tickling or talking.  Adora was beloved by everyone in the house.  It was difficult to ignore her.  Thankfully, Isolde was still young enough to be enraptured by her younger sibling’s charisma.  Later on in life, though, she might end up becoming jealous of it…

“I’m not going to be here forever, Nevio,” Alyssa warned her son.  She was trying to get him to think about settling down again, for the girls’ sake.  “What will you do then?”

Nevio made a face, “why do you always have to talk about death?  You’re just trying to bully me into another marriage.”

“Your marriage to Lacie was your own fault,” Alyssa replied sternly.  “You were the one who wasn’t careful.  The girls need a mother figure and they don’t need their father catting around.”

“They have you and that’s more than enough.  As for what I do, I’m an adult.  That’s my business.”

Isolde’s birthday crept up on them all and soon, before their very eyes, she was turning into a young lady.  Unfortunately, she took this opportunity to properly express herself.  She shunned all her former brightly lit clothing and instead found things in blacks and grays.  She dyed her hair a darker shade of brown and painted her face to match.

Alyssa was horrified, but what could she say?  Isolde was still a good girl… but her eccentricity was becoming more apparent with each passing day.

Adora, too, grew up into a lovely child.  She reminded Alyssa so much of herself at that age.  She was gorgeous, too, that was undeniable.  She was the obvious heir, that much was certain.  Isolde showed no interest in the family, but Adora, even as a small child, had been keen to persue the Anderson interests.  Alyssa was thankful that at least one of the kids turned out relatively… normal.

Isolde was growing used to people shying away from her.  She had tried to keep all her curiosities and strange thoughts to herself as a child, but now, she wouldn’t do it any longer.  She was interested in ghosts, vampires, and all things paranormal.  Her neighbor, Timothy O`Hanlon, was the same age as her and while she had been friends with his sister, she didn’t know him very well.

He was woefully normal looking, but he indulged her interests and even participated in her strange conversations.  He seemed transfixed by her oddities.

Some time later, their conversations turned towards a crush.  Without thinking, Isolde took a bold step and kissed him.  She had heard that Shelly Yu was interested in him and so had tried to keep her distance, but he was always around.  It seemed he felt the same.  But they were from very, very different worlds… not to mention what Shelly would do when she found out.

Despite being an Anderson, Isolde was ostracized from the ‘popular’ crowd due to her looks and interests.  The only time they spoke to her is when they were seeking assistance at Alyssa’s clothing boutique.  Isolde had an amazing skill with selling things, which surprised Alyssa quite a bit.

Alyssa just wished she would focus more on selling than asking silly questions.  Isolde was scolded when Alyssa caught her grilling Claude Saunders about his possibly vampiric father.  That was something no one asked about and especially not so bluntly!  There was a known strain between the Andersons and Gordon, Alyssa didn’t want it made worse by her loose-tongued granddaughter.

Isolde was a handful, to be sure.

Not near as much as her father, Nevio, though.  He spent his nights wooing fans and doing indecent things behind closed doors.  Alyssa was fed up with his actions, but what could she do?  She was beginning to feel the weight of the family on her shoulders and was worried about Adora.  How could she possibly managed to carry it once Alyssa was gone?


Note from Mao: Okay, I’m not 100% better, but I can sit at my computer, so that’s a plus!  I played this before I got sick, the pictures were waiting to be assembled into an update… so here you go!  I really enjoy Isolde and Adora looks a LOT like Alyssa so far. Also, Isolde and Timothy?  2 bolts without trying, meaning they could easily be a 3 bolt.  She is a Knowledge sim.


  1. I never would have thought Isolde & Tim would hook up in such a dynamic way! He doesn’t seem to be her type, and vice verses. Maybe opposites attract, huh? I think Nevio is being selfish with his manwhoring. ROFL The girls need a mommy lady in their life to talk Mommy things with. How is Daddy planning on talking about the birds and the bees? Leave it to Alyssa, right? Not on, Daddy. Not on!

    PS. I LOVE Claude. Not in a psychotic way, of course. ROFL

    Haha, me either, but I had an inkling when Timothy’s bolts with Shelly were lackluster! They’ll be like the next Tsung and Lilith, lol.

    Comment by JMW — September 18, 2008 @ 11:49 am

  2. Adora is adorable. Isolde is so blunt. Hope you feel 100% soon.

    Thanks! Adora is quite cute.

    Comment by Detris — September 18, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

  3. I like Isolde, despite her emolicious makeover. :P

    Adora is the heir?! It’s because she has the skin tone, isn’t it? Oh well, Isolde can hook up with Tim and that’s that.

    Yeah, Adora is the heir because Isolde looks nothing like the Andersons, haha. And Isolde is more Goth than Emo.

    Comment by Josh — September 18, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

  4. Aww, Isolde! Despite her interest in the paranormal and such I didn’t expect the extreme makeover but it was refreshing! Oh Adora, how adorable you are!

    I get tired of all the normal looking sims, so I like to mix it up now and again. ;)

    Comment by Mohohon — September 18, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

  5. Neviooo. You should really listen to your mother, despite her various lapses in judgement. She knows what she’s talking about. Be a man, boy! Mmm…Isolde is lookin’ rather lovely, in all her dark glory. But Alyssa! How harsh to call her not normal xD She is messing around with someone who could potentially belong to someone else! That’s PERFECTLY normal!

    Haha, Nevio is enjoying his freedom! Poor Alyssa, all the responsibilities fall on her. I guess that’s what you get for acting irresponsibly. ;) Timothy and Shelly weren’t dating, but Shelly likes Timothy.

    Comment by Elecy — September 18, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

  6. I love Isolde’s uniqueness! I admit I was certainly expecting her to follow in Lilith’s footsteps, with the whole ‘paranormal’ interests and all. It’s funny that they both have the knowledge aspiration! And poor Alyssa. Nevio should honor her request, seeing as she’s almost gone and all. ;)

    I hope you get better soon! I’m impressed that you’re still able to do all this, as well as do the WoS thing, while feeling like crap!

    Hehe, I’m thinking Isolde might be a little worse than Lilith, but that has yet to be seen. ;) Ugh, I’ll tell you, it isn’t. Sheer determination and the fact that I obsess over things, lol.

    Comment by JessicaLeigh — September 18, 2008 @ 10:13 pm

  7. After his last choice, Nevio should listen to his mother.

    I love Isolde’s make-over, she reminds me of Lilith with her interests. Tim was woefully normal looking lol but they seem to have chemistry :)

    Adora is so cute, she looks just like Alyssa

    Haha, Isolde and Timothy will be interesting. I’m not sure Shelly will be pleased, though.

    Comment by Ann — September 19, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

  8. Oh my God, Isolde is like Lilith all over again… :lol:
    Glad you’re feeling somewhat better, I hope you get well soon!

    Thanks! I’m able to function again, so that’s a plus. :)

    Comment by Cassie — September 20, 2008 @ 11:36 am

  9. I almost totally missed this! Only got to it from the link in the last update. The link on the rounds page leads to the O’Hanlon update.
    Isolde looks cool in her own gothy way. Adora certainly looks quite a bit like Alyssa, but I can see a strong resemblance to her uncle Gordon too. I guess that’s the Janine in them. LOL at Tim being “woefully normal looking.”
    Nevio, Nevio. Yes, the girls have Alyssa, but not for much longer. I swear, he doesn’t even try to think about the consequences of his actions until he has to. Too bad that even him living with his mother wasn’t enough to save him from himself.

    Thanks for the heads up! It’s all fixed now. I blame the Nyquil. ;) Nevio is such a cad, I don’t know what I’ll do with him. Janine’s genes are certainly strong, but I miss her gray eyes!

    Comment by Fini — September 22, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

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