Boreal Springs

December 5, 2008

Anderson – Round 21: ‘Turn Me Loose, Pt. 5′

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Mao @ 12:40 pm

Alyssa Anderson is trying her best to make sure her family name prevails, despite her careless son Nevio’s attempts otherwise.  Isolde seems to be a lost cause, but Adora is turning out to be more of an Anderson than anyone expected.

Isolde’s family may think she’s a ‘lost cause’, but she thinks otherwise.  She wants nothing to do with their silly familial ceremonies and rites of passage.  She’s more interested in her teenage love, Timothy, and her interests in the paranormal.  Thanks to Lilith Yu, she’s finding out a ton about the world beyond.  Thankfully, Timothy is respectful of her interests.

Nevio is making his own kind of friendships, much to Alyssa’s chagrin.  It was one thing to mess around with random women from Aperture, but to form relationships with married women from the same street?  Alyssa nearly had a heart attack when she found her son laughing with Virginia Saunders, who is also very pregnant and near her due date!

It was hard to believe she had raised a son with so little tact.

Alyssa certainly hadn’t been an angel herself.  She had ruined her marriage by cheating with Shang Yu, but she had made peace with her past mistakes and she hadn’t seen Shang in a long time.  Unfortunately, while she had meant to focus on her family, she had gotten sidetracked by another–Patrick O`Hanlon.  He was young, way too young, but he wasn’t like the other casanovas.  He was intelligent and skilled in things other than smooth talking.

It was during one of her events that she met up with him again.  He had come to see if there was anything she could do for his friend, Viola.  Alyssa was saddened that she could not, for she had pulled too many strings to get him where he was.

There had been a time, before this, that Patrick had inquired about seriously being with Alyssa.  She was intelligent and interesting, all the things the other women in his life were not.  She was older, but that came with power and position.  Unfortunately, Alyssa had declined and said she was much too old to be someone’s keeper and she had to focus on her family.  It was his first break in showbiz that had been her parting gift to him.  She was only mayor, but she had many, many friends.

It was a bittersweet farewell, for Alyssa knew it would likely be the last time she saw Patrick.  She wished him well.  If she had been younger, maybe, but she knew it was senseless to think such things.

While Alyssa was away for her event, Nevio was causing even more trouble.  Cara had been jogging by one day while he was going out to get the mail.  He stopped and asked after her, noting how she’d managed to get her figure back so quickly after giving birth.  Cara asked after Roman, wondering where he was and if Nevio knew.  Nevio did not.

As she ran off, Nevio began to wonder what his brother was up to that his wife didn’t know where he was…

Isolde knew better than to think Shelly wanted to make peace when she got off the bus with her, but she ignored her instincts and went along with it.  What she got in return was Shelly going over how Timothy and Isolde were from two different worlds and how it would never last, because Isolde was obviously a freak.  Isolde hated the fact that Shelly was technically her aunt and so she couldn’t kick her out.  She had to wait until Shelly left.

Adora, meanwhile, was doing extremely well thanks to Alyssa’s tuteledge.  She brought home straight A’s and her teachers were always beaming about her progress.  Nevio was certainly impressed with his daughter, though he knew it was mostly thanks to Alyssa and not his own awesome parenting.


Note from Mao: Poor Isolde.  Shelly really did come home with her and lecture her.  Alyssa and Patrick really did have a relationship at one point, but it never made it to the blog because Alyssa treated it casually and Patrick did not.  They dated while Patrick was in University and a little afterwards.

Every time he sees her, he rolls up that want, and then sometimes will fear it, too.  But he never wants to marry anyone else.  They went on one last date because I was sure Alyssa would be gone by the end of this round.  Seems she’s got a few hours left.


  1. Aww, poor Alyssa. I had NO idea she was that old! D:

    And Isolde is so fierce, I love her.

    She is. :( And Isolde is definitely a different kind of Lilith, LOL!

    Comment by Josh — December 5, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

  2. I am slowly becoming an avid Tim/Isolde shipper. It rivals my love of Tsung/Lilith and Zhou/River. So cuuuute. But Shelly needs to get on with her life. Seriously. Pressed much?

    Nevio! Preggo women are off limits, dude D: Though, I blame Virginia as much as I do him…tsk tsk, your sims. Of course, I fully expected something between Pat and Alyssa. History loves to repeat itself. At least she ended it quickly. Good girl. Let’s avoid past mistakes.

    Poor Cara. Don’t care how lonely you are, though, you do not want to even think about messing with Nevio. Hopefully, messing with his brother’s wife is even beneath him. Hopefully.

    And Adora = love. Seriously. Precious love.

    And those are interesting wants there, Pat.

    IN TOTALLY UNRELATED NEWS, I finished my BW challenge. <3 yay for me.

    Hahaha, teen girls are vicious. ;) Nevio and Virginia actually got busy, thanks to ACR. Virginia drops over unannounced CONSTANTLY… it’s really annoying, because then she and Nevio will run off and get busy. Argh. Nevio is feeling more devious about what Roman’s doing than doing Roman’s wife, LOL! Congrats!

    Comment by Elecy — December 5, 2008 @ 6:18 pm

  3. Aww, poor Patrick but he’ll find someone else… I hope, lol.

    I doubt it, but I am sure the situation with Viola will become… complicated, thanks to ACR.

    Comment by GoldenBuffy — December 5, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

  4. I cannot get enough of Tim and Isolde. They are just my favorite, I think. Opposites attract, or something… I dunno. LOVE! That first shot!

    Nevio makes me face palm. You’d think he’d…well, maybe not. Maybe he’s just the way he is and will never change, but daaaaamn. What a sillyhead.

    Awww… My heartstrings are all knotted up over Alyssa and Patrick. It’s not easy to get a Romance sim to roll up a want to get married (even if he rolled a fear for it, too). Ah wells… he’ll find someone else, maybe.

    They sure are lovesick! We’ll see what happens when they head to University… Nevio LOL. He makes me face palm, too. Seriously. Sigh. As for Patrick, I think he’ll continue being, well, Patrick.

    Comment by JMW — December 5, 2008 @ 11:33 pm

  5. NOOOOOOO ALYSSA CAN’T GO!!! She’s one of my favourites =( and Patrick will be heartbroken!

    I agree… I will miss Alyssa. :(

    Comment by Mohohon — December 6, 2008 @ 12:09 am

  6. Even if I am mildly disturbed by the thought of a person sleeping with their sister’s grandson, I find Alyssa and Patrick’s relationship to be unusually endearing. I always felt sort of sorry for Alyssa – Ryu having recovered so quickly and started a new life with his new young(er) wife, while she was stuck here fixing Nevio and Lacie’s mistakes. It’s nice to see that she’s been living a little, too :)
    I can’t say I’m surprised to see that Virginia’s been messing around with Nevio – we all know Romance Sims are bound to start straying eventually. I’m just amazed that it wasn’t Shang that got to her first XD

    The family trees are so twisted, I don’t even really think about it anymore, LOL! As for Virginia and Nevio… well, it helps when you live next door. I mean, Shang is all the way in Aperture. ;)

    Comment by Monika — December 6, 2008 @ 5:36 pm

  7. I like Isolde. I hope she carries on with her individuality, and it’s sweet that Timothy likes her just as she is :)

    Isolde is a lot of fun. I can’t wait until she can mess with spells!

    Comment by laura — December 7, 2008 @ 10:33 am

  8. Isolde can’t do spells now? That sucks. What’s the point in being a witch if you can’t do spells? OMG Shelly. If I were Isolde, I’d have done much worse than just kicking her out. I’d have sucker-punched her first. Let her go back to her snobby stuck up friends with a nice shiner. Anyway Nevio. There’s really nothing to say there that hasn’t already been said. Moving on…
    I must say I’m not too very surprised in Patrick and Alyssa’s relationship. Alyssa is just the kind of person he’d go for, although she’d usually be younger. In it’s own weird twisted way, I think it’s kinda sweet. Especailly that he’s willing to tie the knot with her. Though it may be because she’s not much longer for this world… does Patrick think that far ahead?

    I’m sure Isolde would have loved to tell her off, but Shelly is family… and that would be awkward. ;) Nevio is a piece of work. Sigh. It’s a shame Alyssa wasn’t younger, or I would have totally went for it, LOL. It isn’t like Patrick cares about having kids! And no, it wouldn’t have been for the money. He prefers to make his own.

    Comment by Fini — December 8, 2008 @ 10:10 am

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