Boreal Springs

December 18, 2008

Anderson 4 – Round 21: ‘Sledgehammer, Pt. 2′

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , , — Mao @ 3:23 pm

Roman and Cara are having some difficulities with their marriage, but are too preoccupied with their careers to really take notice.  Little Gregory is growing quickly and is finding he has his own personality quite different from that of his parents.

Roman found himself in the midst of an affair with his store manager, Patricia Moreno.  He’s already put her up in a swanky condo dangerously close to Patrick O`Hanlon (a detail he didn’t realize until it was too late), now she had taken to publicly showing her affection.  If Roman wasn’t careful, he’d find his misdeed plastered all over tomorrow’s tabloids.

He did care for Patricia, especially since he was sure Cara had done something, but it wasn’t so deep he’d ruin everything he built.

It was getting increasingly harder to hide his activities from his family at home.  Gregory was old enough to know that Roman was often gone very late into the night and had taken to questioning him.  Of course, Roman could still blame such things on his businesses, but soon?  Gregory would be old enough to see the signs and then there would be trouble.  Gregory would go to Cara’s side and the walls would be erected.  Roman would not lose his protege.

Of course, the world doesn’t necessarily revolve around Roman’s plans.  Karma would always come to collect.  He received a phone call one pleasant midday, directly in front of Cara, from Patricia.  He moved out of earshot and proceeded to chide her quite sternly for calling his home.

‘I’m sorry, but we need to meet.  Soon,’ Patricia’s voice pleaded from the receiver.

“I can’t, it’s not convenient,” Roman snapped back, looking over his shoulder at Cara.

‘If you don’t meet me, I’ll come there.  This is important, Roman.  I have to see you now.’

Roman sighed and relented.  They’d meet somewhere discrete.  Roman left under the guise of going to check on a business, saying something had happened and they needed him.

What he was greeted with he hardly expected.  Patricia was pregnant.  How long, he couldn’t know.  He could have sworn he had been careful, but he’d never thought to question Patricia.  Roman thought she understood their arrangement.  Apparently, she hadn’t.  Now he was faced with a bastard child his family could never know about.  If the child looked anything like him, it’d be impossible to hide.  He needed a plan and fast.

“Why are you staring at me like that?” Patricia asked, waiting for some reaction past the mild annoyance that crossed Roman’s face.

“This wasn’t supposed to happen,” Roman muttered, glancing around, seeing River Yu behind them.  She wasn’t one for gossip.  Still, he pulled Patricia away from her vantage and continued, “this is a mistake.  A mess.  I’ll clean it up.”

“But Roman–”

His grip on her tightened and her eyes widened, “Listen to me, Patricia.  How stupid do you think people are?  That child could take me down and I won’t have it.  Don’t call, I’ll contact you.  I’ll clean this up.  You’ll do what I say is best.”

Patricia nodded, a little frightened.  She knew it wasn’t good but she truly had thought it was this bad either.

Meanwhile, Gregory was making friends.  He brought Lydia Anderson home from school and while they shared a last name, they shared no true relation.  They quickly became best friends and even though they got yelled at for playing catch indoors, they spent a lot of time at Gregory’s.  Lydia was a little sheepish to bring him to her house, seeing as he was loaded and well, her family was not.

Much to Roman’s chagrin, Gregory also made friends with Emma Davis.  She was Elena Davis’ daughter, Gordon’s adoptive daughter.  It was well-known that Emma and Elena were both very favored by Gordon.  Roman had already set his plan into motion involving getting Gordon back for his trickery, but he really didn’t want Gregory caught in the middle.

Of course, before Roman could truly proceed with his other plans, he had to first take care of his little mess involving Patricia.  As much as he was loathe to do so, he contacted Nevio.  Nevio, of course, had much to say about Roman’s little… accident.

“I knew you were up to something,” Nevio grinned, eyes narrowed.  “But I didn’t think it was that.”

Roman rolled his eyes, “All right, you’ve had your laugh.  Are you done?  Good.  Because now I need to ask you a favor.”

At this, Nevio’s eyebrows quirked upwards, “Me?  Seriously?  This should be good.”

“You’re going to make sure no one ties together the fact that Patricia’s child is mine.

“Oh, right, and how am I going to do that?”

“By marrying her.”


Note from Mao: I really didn’t intend for Patricia to end up pregnant, woops.  Now that she is, I have to add her to the rotation… and well, the easiest way is to stick her with Nevio, LOL!  How convenient that Roman and Cara’s bolts went back to three.  Sheesh.  Sorry it’s taken me so long to update.  I finally got GTA IV running smoothly and well, between that and the crazy hours I’m working, yeah.


  1. Oh my god! LOL! I can’t wait to see how -this- plays out! Nevios finally getting married… to a woman pregnant with his twin brothers kid. xD HA!
    Jeez.. that house is fancy; how musch money do these people have!?!

    Hahahaha, yeeeah. My poor family tree, it’s crying. ;) Roman is loaded.

    Comment by Tammy — December 18, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

  2. Its so funny how Roman controls Nevios love life… like with Lacie and now this ;)

    Roman tries to control everything. He’s a control-freak.

    Comment by Clara — December 18, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

  3. Good update, what people usually hide in Boreal Springs always comes to the surface, so there is in fact no reason to
    Can’t wait for the update.


    Hooray, a fellow GTA lover. ;) Very true. Nothing stays hidden for long!

    Comment by Jacqueline — December 18, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

  4. GTA is working?! \o/ How’d you manage it? :D

    And Patricia is fresh! And I love how you covered that little mess up. >:P

    I finally got Service Pack 1 to install on my PC and it runs fine. No memory leak here, woo. :D

    Comment by Josh — December 18, 2008 @ 5:22 pm

  5. Oh, I can’t wait to hear what Nevio thinks of this. Nice of Roman to consult with Patricia too, huh?

    Lucky you, you got GTA IV running properly. My sister and I have both been unsuccessful. It crashes to desktop on mine and on hers, it’s really jumpy and there are missing textures all over the place. Sigh.

    Haha, Roman, consult someone else? Pah! ;) Ack, my fiance and I have mega gaming rigs and even then we can’t use full quality, it’s disabled. Bah. But the fiance’s has the memory leak issue, whereas mine does not. Haven’t quite figured that one out. Have you guys tried installing the patch that came out? And the new Nvidia drivers, if you have an Nvidia card.

    Comment by Carla — December 18, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

  6. Whoa! Whoa! That is a SERIOUSLY crazy plan! I love it! Even though I am quite sure it will end in disaster. :-O

    Hahaha, watching the aftermath shall be interesting. I’m sure Patricia will be… pleased.

    Comment by Beverly — December 18, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

  7. whoa! Nevio, Roman, Patricia…I can not wait to see where this goes.

    It shall be interesting!

    Comment by starrsim — December 18, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

  8. Because EVERY successful businessman needs a juicy affair…

    But life isn’t going to well for Roman, is it? That’s what you get, you power-hungry jerkwad. I worry for Patricia and the child.

    Playing catch in the house, way to go Greg. xD Fine boy, he seems to be.

    Getting your brother to marry the woman you knocked up…smooth, Roman. Nevio is such a pushover xD

    Very true! They really do. Roman is trying and failing to be the next Thomas, poor Roman. Yeah, the plan isn’t exactly without holes, but it’s the only option! If it looks like Roman, they can just say it looks like its grandfather Ryu.

    Comment by Elecy — December 18, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

  9. That is clever! I wonder if he’ll pull it off. How does Nevio feel about the deal? And is he getting anything out of the deal?

    We’ll find out more during the next round. ;) Nevio will be rewarded, of course!

    Comment by laura — December 18, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

  10. Yeah, two second cousins once removed equal no relation. Are you trying to tell us something, Mao? Either one would make beautiful kids. And this is how I know something’s wrong with me. As soon as sims become children, I’m already imagining them through the baby machine.
    Gah, leave Gordon alone before he has you shipped off to someone else’s hood.
    I knew it. As soon as you said you’d put her in her own place, I knew he’d knocked her up.
    Oh that is rich. I understand being loath to add yet another house to the rotation, but… wow. However, we knew that the family ties are messed up as anything. We didn’t get to see how Nevio reacts to the situation, but I am sure it’s not good.
    At least Roman and Cara are going to kiss and make up, I think. I liked those two.

    No worries, I do the same thing! I really enjoy messing with and anticipating genetics in this game. ;) Patricia actually didn’t get knocked up until this play through, d’oh, LOL. As for Nevio’s reaction, there isn’t much he can say against it, Roman has always had power over him. He’s very much Thomas. ;)

    Comment by Fini — December 19, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

  11. My my, that Roman was clever but asking your brother to marry the mistress? I mean he was a bit the romeo and undependable…

    He’s grasping at straws and taking the only option he sees!

    Comment by karen — December 20, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

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