Boreal Springs

March 15, 2008

Yu – Round 8: ‘Something Different, Pt. 1′

Filed under: Yu — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 3:05 pm

Eileen Yu was recently widowed by her husband, Sun-Tzu Yu. Can she hold it together for their boys, Tsung and Shang, or will the grief of being alone again be too much?


Eileen tries to cope

Eileen tried her best to cope with the loss of Sun-Tzu, but it hit her hard. Sure, he was old and it was beyond his time… but mourning people never stop to consider that. All Eileen could think about was that Tsung and Shang would grow up never really knowing their father.

She did her best to hide her grief from them, waiting until they were asleep to step out and contemplate the loss. She often found herself staring at the pond for hours. She definitely needed a distraction.

Florence talks to Eileen

Luckily for Eileen, she had Florence to keep her company. Eileen enjoyed walking down memory lane and recalling past events–particularly the wedding. Florence was a good listener, but she was worried about her friend. She suggested that Eileen find some sort of hobby to keep her preoccupied. Maybe she could even do something that Sun-Tzu liked as an outlet? Unfortunately, Eileen couldn’t paint at all, so that was out of the question.

Eileen plays the violin

It wasn’t until her birthday that she found something that worked. Mary had gifted her a beautiful violin and while Eileen hadn’t touched one in her life, Mary had insisted that practicing with it would keep her occupied. Sun-Tzu had always been fond of instrumentals and orchestras, so it was certainly fitting. Eileen spent a lot of time getting to know the instrument. She was a natural.

Tsung plays the violin

Of course, Eileen wasn’t the only one who enjoyed the new instrument. She walked in one evening to find Tsung playing with it. She wasn’t about to yell at him, he was actually sort of good… for being completely inexperienced. From the moment on, Eileen and Tsung practiced together. They both found it incredibly soothing and a way to connect with the one they lost. Eileen was humble enough to admit that Tsung was leagues beyond her own talent and encouraged him to seek out the school program for playing when his birthday came along.

Eileen wakes Shang

Eileen spent plenty of time with her younger son, Shang, as well. She would wake him for school and talk to him over breakfast. He was different than Tsung, though. Eileen and Tsung were similar enough to get along, but Shang’s personality was… bizarre. Eileen couldn’t quite put her finger on it, nor did she know what to expect for the future. She wasn’t sure how much she liked him hanging out with the older Saunders twins, either.

Tsung is a teen

Tsung’s birthday came quickly and Eileen was startled by how much he resembled Sun-Tzu.  His skill with the violin improved astronomically and he was a shoe-in for several scholarships.  His passion in life was knowledge and the pursuit of it.  This didn’t mean he stopped having fun, though.

Tsung plays against Lilith while Nathaniel cheers

Tsung kept up his friendships with the Anderson alien twins. Nathaniel ran in the more popular kid circle and while Tsung was an honor student, he also found himself easily accepted. He was charismatic and friendly enough to appeal to any clique, really. Lilith didn’t dislike him because he palled around with her snooty brother, or because he thought he was Mr. Always Right.

No, Lilith hated him because he actually beat her at video games! That jerk.

Lilith accuses Tsung of cheating

“You’re supposed to suck,” Lilith said brashly, giving her signature sneer. “No one beats me!”

“I’ve beaten you ten times now, Lilith. I’m not cheating. It’s just a matter of–”

Lilith rolled her eyes, “oh, stuff it! You’re cheating and I’ll beat you. Just wait!”

Tsung laughed as she stormed off. Maturity hadn’t quite settled in on Lilith yet, but it would happen… eventually. Hopefully. Tsung wasn’t quite sure why he enjoyed harassing her so much, but he didn’t question it. It was just too much fun and good revenge for all the noogies she gave him as a kid.


Note from Mao: Ahhh, I really enjoy Tsung. He looks like Sun-Tzu before I made him an elder! If only he had the Yu skintone. I forsee a love triangle between Lilith, Chuck, and Tsung. Tsung and Lilith have two bolts without my interfering. Tsung is a Knowledge sim, by the way.


  1. Tsung is one wild Knowledge sim :P You can give sims 2 aspirations in Free Time can;t you? I guess he’s part pleasure :P A love triangle between him Chuck and Lilith would be hilarious though :P

    Mao edit: Haha, I didn’t assign Tsung a secondary aspiration yet… but I’m not terribly fond of Pleasure sims and their ‘trash wants’.

    Comment by L3w1s — March 15, 2008 @ 4:16 pm

  2. Ha!! Tsung and Lilith would make a great couple.
    But I do wonder What would their children look like?

    Mao edit: Haha, that’s a good question…

    Comment by monica — March 15, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

  3. Yup another love triangle there Mao, didn’t you already learn enough from the last one? lol great update its nice to see what free time can do to your game, its a shame its not out for Mac yet, i still have to wait ages! lol

    Mao edit: Ack! That sucks. :\ It isn’t anything revolutionary, but it adds a little depth. Yes, yes… you’d think I’d learn my lesson by now, haha!

    Comment by Sanna — March 15, 2008 @ 7:09 pm

  4. Not ANOTHER love triangle! But she should be with Tsung… even though she has 3 bolts for Whats-his-name Saunders boy. I still heart Lilith though, no matter who she chooses.

    Mao edit: Haha, it’ll be interesting, that’s for sure. I’m following their wants/etc… not mine. Which is hard!

    Comment by Josh — March 15, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

  5. Ah, I see drama coming up again with the love triangle…

    Mao edit: Indeed… my neighborhood can’t seem to go without drama long.

    Comment by Kyri — March 16, 2008 @ 6:11 am

  6. Haha, another triangle is brewing (although I’m cheering for Lilith and Tsung)!

    Mao edit: Hehe, that seems to have the shared consensus!

    Comment by Mohohon — March 16, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

  7. I’m voting for Lilith and Tsung too! Only because there aren’t that many females in that generation, and the Saunders are already so big a family and interconnected with everyone else. It’d be nice to see the Yu’s make a come-back!

    Mao edit: I agree! I really want to see the Yu skintone… I’m hoping that Tsung or Shang can pass it on to their kids.

    Comment by Mandie — March 16, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

  8. Mandi makes some good points :) I still love Lilith, I think she and her signature sneer may be my favorite no matter who she ends up with in this triangle.

    Mao edit: I really enjoy Lilith, too… not that you can tell or anything. ;)

    Comment by Ann — March 17, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

  9. Tsung’s too good for Lilith!!!

    Comment by arcadata — February 20, 2009 @ 12:32 am

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