Boreal Springs

September 30, 2008

Saunders 2 – Round 20: ‘You Turn the Screws, Pt. 4′

Filed under: Davis — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 9:53 pm

Lauren and Gordon had been very understanding of Elena’s situation.  Gordon was a little disappointed, but Elena was a girl and so she often got to see the softer side of her adopted father.  They helped her as much as they possibly could and told her she could stay as long as she needed.  Gordon even suggested that she try again to pursue her dream, as they would gladly babysit.

Elena went into labor one morning after taking out the trash.  It was a pain she wasn’t sure she ever wanted to experience again.

Little Emma Davis was a blessing in disguise.  As much as Elena had wished and dreamed for her days of dancing, nothing compared to Emma.  She looked very much like Fou-Lu, with his eyes and that black hair, but she still couldn’t bring herself to tell him.

Just as they had promised, both Gordon and Lauren pitched in and helped Elena out.  She was starting out at the bottom, but was determined to reach the top.  Her dream was still achievable.  Gordon spent the most time with Emma, having a special fondness for the fragility of girl children.  He was proud of Michael and worried for Claude, but Elena had always held a special place with him, and now Emma was there, as well.  Perhaps it was because of what he knew, about Elena’s real father, and Emma’s grandfather…

Michael was beyond disappointed with his usually beloved step sister.  He came over one morning to find Elena moping about in her PJs.

“You have to tell him,” Michael demanded, giving her a stern look.  “I can’t believe you haven’t yet.”

“Why?  It’s not like he’ll care, Michael.  He doesn’t want a child… I mean, I didn’t, either.  We’re so young yet.”

“But you have her and you love her.  You haven’t even given him a chance, Elena.  He might surprise you.  Either way, as a mature adult, you need to handle this.  You have to tell him.  How can you deny Emma the chance to know her father?”

That stung, Elena had to admit.  She knew Gordon wasn’t her real father, but it had never mattered.  Still, there was that place in her mind where she had always wished to know her true, biological father.  Michael had cut deep and she knew he was right, but she couldn’t bring herself to admit it.

Emma seemed to grow overnight and soon, she was crawling and trying to walk.  Elena couldn’t believe it.  How had so much time passed already?  Michael’s words still haunted her and she began to reconsider.  Perhaps it was finally time to come clean.  She had to at least give him a chance, right?


Note from Mao: I’m alive!  Sorry about the long wait, but RL has been hectic.  I’m back in WV and working, so the daily updates will probably cease for a bit.  But they shouldn’t be nearly as infrequent!  I haven’t played in DAYS!  I’m going through withdrawal, lol.


  1. It might just be me but Emma looks like a female version of Shang. Just a smidgeon! And on second thought, would Emma be the first female Yu with that skintone?

    Remember that Fou-Lu and Shang have the exact same coloring, too. And yep! She’s actually the first female Yu born in the game.

    Comment by Mohohon — September 30, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

  2. whoa! Elena’s baby is a cutie! What a meaty update! Glad you’re feeling better and things are settling down!

    Slowly, but surely! I still have a few houses ahead of the blog. Hopefully I can get those up soon.

    Comment by starrsim — September 30, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

  3. I freakin’ love Gordon. He is so evil and yet so sweet and caring.. Sigh…

    Also, Elena is just lucky that the baby wasn’t Shang’s, with the way she’s been acting.

    Hahaha, nope, not Shang’s! They only got busy once in the game and she wasn’t controllable. ;)

    Comment by Laura — October 1, 2008 @ 12:58 am

  4. Awww, I hope she tells him! Maybe this will be the kick in the butt he needs to grow up a little. And I think Emma looks a lot like her daddy :)

    Perhaps, we will just have to wait and see! But Michael won’t rest until she comes around.

    Comment by laura — October 1, 2008 @ 8:11 am

  5. I hope Fou-Lu gets a chance to meet his child!

    I had that problem with missing portraits in SimPE too and I was freaking out that my character files might be corrupted. But from what I found on SimPE’s discussion board is that it’s caused by AL and the way that it constantly updates the portraits, so some Sims end up “between” portraits. Very annoying! I was trying to grab all of the updated portraits I needed the other day and several of my Sims didn’t have one.

    Thanks so much, Shana! I was so worried, but that makes sense. Phew. I hate that it constantly updates them. It’s a little annoying.

    Comment by Shana — October 1, 2008 @ 8:29 am

  6. Wow Emma is a cutie and she definitely looks just like her father. You tell her Michael, Elena is the one being immature now.

    Haha, yeah. She really needs to tell him.

    Comment by Detris — October 1, 2008 @ 8:59 am

  7. Finally, an update. I was worried you’d died on me for a minute. Well, I definitely didn’t see that coming. Emma is so cute! That explains why the Yus never have any in-house girls; they spread them everywhere else! Elena cut herself off from Michael? If anything, I’d cling to him like a lifeline. Maybe she was afraid he’d tell on her, but she should at least give Fou-Lu a chance. Children tend to bring wandering Yu men around (except Shang, but I’m not even going there). Ah, if Elena knew the story with her biological father, she might long for the days of ignorance and bliss. Oh, the complications that would ensue.

    Elena has never been someone you can tell what to do. Michael is really just trying to help. He’s sort of stuck in the middle on this one, LOL! And yep, I live!

    Comment by Fini — October 1, 2008 @ 9:13 am

  8. Oooh. Claude. I can’t wait to see him get into a fight with Sade over a mirror as well as keep his ladies in check. xD He cracks me up.

    Elena, Elena, Elena…my dear, where is your head? Fou-Lu might be a bit immature when it comes to most things but I am sure he would be a great father. He deserves the right to know about this lovely little child. Mm. Emma is such a cutie. Yet another girl for Gordon to become puddy to. xD He might be menacing to everyone else but my goodness, he becomes a teddy bear around those cute little girls, doesn’t he?

    I love Michael oh so much. xD poor thing.

    Haha, yes, Gordon is easily turned softie by the females in his family. ;) But he’s very family aware and that’s why he does the things he does. He wanted his children to not have to “take over” the business. ;) Emma is adorable!

    Comment by Elecy — October 1, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

  9. BTW whose eyes does Emma have?

    Fou-Lu’s, they are the blue eyes the Yus related to Eileen typically have.

    Comment by Laura — October 2, 2008 @ 8:18 am

  10. Wow Claude, you’re such a stud! Go get those girls! ROFL

    Emma is darling! I hope that her Mommy can overcome her emotions and let F.L. see his lovely daughter. Who knows, maybe he’ll surprise Elena and things can work out between them and this new family.

    Claude’s ways will soon get him into trouble. ;) Fou-Lu will meet his daughter, what happens after remains to be seen!

    Comment by JMW — October 2, 2008 @ 11:42 am

  11. Awww, Emma is adorable. She looks just like her father! I think Fou-Lu will fall in love with his daughter, even if he’s not ready to be a parent! I’m in sims withdrawal too! But I’m glad you’re updating again!

    Haha, thanks! I’m sure your baby is keeping you plenty busy. We need Sim Addicts Anonymous, LOL!

    Comment by Mandie — October 3, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

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