Boreal Springs

November 29, 2008

Saunders 3 – Round 20: ‘You Turn the Screws, Pt. 5′

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , , , — Mao @ 2:28 pm

Michael Saunders is happy to be out of University, but is a little unsure about dealing with Fou-Lu and Elena’s messy situation.

Michael found an apartment quickly in Aperture.  It wasn’t hard, it seemed as if they were going up all over the place.  Fou-Lu came with him.  He felt bad about the whole thing between him and Elena and he knew that Fou-Lu deserved to know the truth, even if he was a bit immature.  So Michael took it upon himself to make things right.

Elena had called him not too long after they moved in and said she was willing to come over.

Michael passed the news onto Fou-Lu, warning him against any of his silliness.  Fou-Lu simply laughed him off, wondering what Michael was talking about.

“I’m only telling you because I don’t want you to die of shock,” Michael began, his voice taciturn, “Elena left because she was pregnant.  You have a daughter, Fou-Lu.”

Fou-Lu’s only reaction was uproarious laughter.  When he finally finished, the look he gave Michael bordered on ridiculous.  He obviously thought this was all a big joke, “very funny, Michael.  She couldn’t keep that a secret for years!”

“And yet she did,” Michael replied, not sharing in his friend’s amusement, “She’ll be over soon.  Compose yourself.  If you mess this up, I’m kicking you out.”

Just as Michael expected, Elena arrived an hour or so later with little Emma in her arms.  Michael had already seen his niece several times and so wasn’t surprised by how much she had grown.  He made sure to warn Elena, though.

“This is going to be a shock, so don’t be surprised if he doesn’t react well.”

Elena sighed, “I don’t even know why I’m doing this.”

“Because it’s the right thing to do.  Come in, you can’t delay the inevitable any longer…”

Fou-Lu wasn’t nearly as shocked as Elena had anticipated, leading her to believe that her brother may have betrayed her confidences.  She let it slide and instead introduced Fou-Lu to Emma.  The resemblance was remarkable, there was no denying she was his daughter.  Elena was a little upset that little Emma didn’t seem to look anything at all like her, except for her thick hair.

Instead of being angry or upset, Fou-Lu took Emma and began to play with her.  He joked around and was casual, it put Elena at ease.  She was sure he would demand to know where they stood.  Instead, he focused on Emma.  Visits would become a common occurence.  Michael had been right, Emma needed to know her father, even if he was a child himself.

As if dealing with that situation wasn’t enough, Michael was surprised to answer his door one afternoon only to find Patrick O`Hanlon outside.  He said little to Michael before shoudlering his way in, forcing Michael to close the door and follow him, apprehension written on his face.  Patrick and Michael had always been friends… but tense ones.  Sade was a major factor in this.

“Michael, you’ve got to help me,” Patrick said, his voice low and conspiratorial.  “Sade is driving me crazy! She’s flaking out on University and staying at my place and now I’ve got a guest, and well, I need her to get lost.  She’s my sister and all, but she’s driving me insane!”

Was Patrick kidding?  Michael hoped his surprise didn’t show on his face.  He certainly didn’t want Sade here, not for all the money in the world.  That was dangerous.

“I really don’t think that’s a good idea–”

“Why not?” Patrick interrupted, clapping him on the arm, “I’ve always trusted you, Michael.  You’re the only one who can do this for me.  You and Fou-Lu can keep an eye on her while I regain my sanity.  Come on, how can you turn me down?”

He was right, how could he?  With a heavy sigh, Michael relented.

It took a weekend for Sade to pop up.  Michael had returned from running some errands to find the house empty–Fou-Lu had been spending a lot of time with Elena and Emma lately.  He walked into his room only to find Sade.  It was hard not to notice that she definitely wasn’t a teenager and while she was still a little younger than him, the gap was a lot smaller now.  She smiled, as if she was completely oblivious to the fact she was missing most of her clothes.  What had happened to him and what was she doing?

“Sade, what are you doing?” He demanded, looking past her and out the window.

She laughed and patted the bed, “Patrick told me to come here.  So I made myself comfortable!”

Michael said nothing.  He simply turned around and exited the room.  Sade watched him go, frowning.  Well, that obviously didn’t work.

Sade continued to drop in uninvited, but kept her clothes on for the most part.  Michael avoided her as often as he could, which wasn’t hard.  His job had him traveling a lot.  He spent a lot of time going to Universities and lecturing on physics and aiding with certain research.  It was pretty much nerd work, but he made quite a bit at it, which was how he could afford housing two other people who didn’t pay a single bit of rent.

He would have to call Patrick and let him know that this wasn’t going to work out.  He’d have to take care of Sade himself.  Did Patrick truly have no idea what he had done by putting her here?


Note from Mao: Oh my GOD, ACR has made my sims go crazy.  Sade on the bed?  ACR DID IT, LOL!  ACR has decreed that Michael and Sade are each one’s One True Sim… which equals hilarity and awkwardness.  Fortunately, Michael is a more shy person and so it’s usually Sade chasing him around and trying to flirt/etc.  Oh geeze.  ACR has made my sims into horny teenagers, LOL.  Don’t even ask me what happened when Elena and Fou-Lu were left alone in the apartment…


  1. Haha! Sade and Michael are at it again! Wow ACR has definitely kicked up the hormones in the apartment.

    It definitely has. It is causing problems! ;)

    Comment by Mohohon — November 29, 2008 @ 6:15 pm

  2. Wow, lol. So are you gonna get Michael and Sade together then? And why doesn’t Michael want her there, if he’s so crazy about her? And how do you check this One True Sim stuff? I have ACR, but didn’t trust myself to mess with the settings, lol. Thanks for the update.

    Michael is not as foolhardy as the rest of the people he’s surrounded by. Sade is younger than him, her personality is questionable, and Patrick would not be pleased. At all, LOL. You can check One True Sim by checking the Sim’s token info. It’s on the adjuster.

    Comment by talims_sister — November 29, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

  3. And this is why I love ACR and couldn’t play without it! It’s hilarious!

    Was Michael going to get on the bed and woohoo with Sade and you cancelled it? Or something got in his way? I don’t think my Sims have ever relaxed on the bed in their underwear unless they were summoning someone else over to woohoo.

    I have no idea, maybe? I’m such an ACR noob! I just saw her run into the bedroom and strip down and I was like, “no, NO, NO!” at my monitor, LOL. I made sure to set ACR at least so I never have naked sims because, yeah. Not a big fan of that. xb Maybe that’s why she chose her undies.

    Comment by Carla — November 29, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

  4. Whoa! Nice update! Especially Elena/Fou-Lu situation. I’m glad you’re back! Did you find something to replace inteen?

    Thanks! I’m using ACR, thanks to Laura over at Lakeside Height’s wonderful advice/help.

    Comment by starrsim — November 30, 2008 @ 12:48 am

  5. Aww, Fou-Lu met little Emma! I bet they’ll be great buddies once she catches up to his level of emotional maturity in a couple of years. Emma does need a family, but I’m not sure how fair it would be to poor Elena if she got back togather with Fou-Lu – she’d be stuck having to take care of two kids instead of one.

    I’m growing really, really fond of Michael and Sade’s situation, in all it’s incestous wrongness. I hope they keep up the hilarity and don’t let things like common sense stop them from making armies of guaranteedly beautiful babies.

    Hehe, you’ve got a point. I don’t think Elena wants to raise two, but maybe having a kid will force Fou-Lu to grow up a little. We’ll have to wait and see! As for Michael and Sade, they are only half-second cousins, because Derek and Gordon are half-brothers, LOL. So while it is a little… odd, it isn’t completely gross. ACR demands they are together, as much as I fight against it!

    Comment by Monika — November 30, 2008 @ 10:39 am

  6. Now, I can’t wait to put ACR in. I am getting excited. Sade’s look of anticipation is hilarious. How did you get Elena to bring Emma over when she visited the house?

    Elena was invited over, but I used Insim’s summoner to get Emma over. :)

    Comment by Monique — November 30, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

  7. Awww! I’m glad the family is kind of reunited. I hope FL can get it together and behave for his daughter.

    Sade on the other hand! There’s no helping that one! We all know what it’s like to be a little crazy. Maybe even a little underwear crazy. ROFL!!! (ACR ftw!) I wonder how long Michael can resist. ;)

    I’ve messed with the settings on ACR a bit, so hopefully Sade will stop running around the apartment half naked. Fou-Lu is still there, too! LOL

    Comment by JMW — December 1, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

  8. Come on, you were originally going to get them together anyway, and now that they’re warming up to it, you squash it? No fair! You know they want each other; even ACR realizes it! Patrick’ll get over it; besides, he has a hot new roommate to keep him busy, and he asked for it!
    This entry had me cracking up. Thank you for making me bust something in glee.

    LOL, glad I could bring some laughter! ;) As for Sade and Michael, I want them together, but I want it to be natural… and it is. Sade is pushing, Michael is resisting, LOL!

    Comment by Fini — December 1, 2008 @ 9:15 pm

  9. Aww, Fou-Lu looks like he’ll be a good daddy. I’m glad he and Emma got to meet.

    Looks like you’re having fun with ACR… or at least your Sims are ;)

    Haha, they are having a little too much fun… ;)

    Comment by laura — December 2, 2008 @ 2:28 pm

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