Boreal Springs

January 8, 2009

Yu – Round 22: ‘Still Waiting, Pt. 2′

Filed under: Yu — Tags: , , , , , , , — Mao @ 11:23 am

Tsung and Lilith Yu have been married a long time.  They’ve survived their youngest son getting his girlfriend pregnant during university, but aren’t sure they can survive going without an heir.  Zhou and River seem a bit too easy-going to really care much for traditional values.

Lilith had heard about the mishap at the Anderson manor firsthand from her friend and protege, Isolde Anderson.  Isolde was off at Uni now and she called Lilith frequently to try and get a handle on her new… abilities.  Lilith was doing her best to keep her from going entirely over to the dark side.

“Just be careful, don’t do anything hasty,” Lilith said into the receiver in a low voice, “especially anything involving dead people.  Trust me… it’s more trouble than it’s worth.”

Tsung overheard the conversation and confronted his wife.  Lilith was about as receptive as ever.

“I know what I’m doing, Tsung.”

“Do you really?” He insisted.  “The last time you messed with this stuff, someone dead was suddenly alive and my best friend grew fangs.”

Lilith rolled her eyes, “technicalities!  I’ve got this under control.”

River, meanwhile, was spending a lot of time in bed.  At first, she thought that she might have the flu that had been going around.  It soon seemed apparent that wasn’t the case.  Vaguely, she thought that she might be pregnant.  It seemed weird to think about–pregnancy.  Was she ready to be a mother, would she ever be?  She would certainly be older than most mothers of young children.

She thought of her own mother, who was now dead, and felt a little guilty.  She loved her mom, but she’d always grew up knowing she was unhappy caring for them and so… she wasn’t sure she could be a good mom, either.

As she began feeling worse, she decided to go to the doctor, without telling anyone why, past the simple fact she felt sick.  It was set in stone there–River was pregnant.  She came home and waited for Zhou to get back from work to tell him.  She wasn’t entirely sure how he’d take the news, especially since she sprung it on him in the midst of their time together.  But when she had to run to the bathroom and throw up, she decided he needed to know.

“I kind of figured,” he said casually.  “Mom, actually, was the first one to mention it.  I was just waiting for you to say something.  I wasn’t sure how you’d feel about it.”

“I’m happy, just a little scared.”

“It’ll be fine, River.  You’re not your brother or your mother.  We can handle this.”

Thanks to the flu epidemic that was quickly spreading, Fou-Lu brought Elena and Emma over for some chicken soup.  It was also a good time for everyone to see how much Emma had grown.  Lilith was glad to see her granddaughter and hoped, that finally, her other son would be able to not screw up this time.

Emma wasn’t shy, despite being surrounded by virtual strangers.  She’d always seen her mother’s side as her family, but meeting her father’s side was fun, too.  She saw that her personality was more geared towards them than her grandma and grandpa Saunders.

It was also a good time to announce, officially that River was pregnant.  Not that there was much announcement required–she was already showing.

Tsung hadn’t been present for the dinner, but when he arrived home for work, he was sure to speak with Emma privately.  He wanted to be sure she wasn’t going to be another Lilith.  He loved his eccentric wife dearly, but what she did was dangerous.

“Don’t worry, grandpa.  I’m not really into that stuff.  Besides, you’re a little late.  You know my grandpa Gordon, right?”

Tsung sighed, nodding his head.  He’d nearly forgotten.  Now they shared a relation.  “Yes, Emma, he’s a–”

“Vampire!” She added enthusiastically, turning on her heel and heading off to find her mother.

Tsung didn’t have long to let it sink in that his little granddaughter already had the concept of vampires down.  Fou-Lu found him in the kitchen and cornered him.  Of course, he should have known the visit didn’t come without strings.  Fou-Lu wanted his part of the estate, in cash.  Not for anything shady, but for Elena and Emma.

“Wouldn’t you rather wait?  It will be there when you retire and you have a good job, Fou-Lu,” Tsung advised.

“Working nights and going out of town all the time–it’s okay now, but not forever.  Dad, please?  Let me worry about the future.”

Tsung sighed, “I don’t know, Fou-Lu.  It’s never been one of your strongsuits…”

The snow really started coming down, so Fou-Lu, Elena, and Emma had to leave before the roads got bad.  It was a long drive back to Aperture.  Lilith walked them out the door and gave her son and embarassingly close hug.

“Don’t worry, sweetie.  You’ll get your money–just don’t screw up this time, okay?”

Lilith had such a way with maternal endearments…

Meanwhile, River’s stomach continued to grow and so did the baby inside.  The more she thought about it, the more comfortable she became with the idea.  It was just one baby.  She could handle that.  Her job involved more thought than most normal people were capable of–surely she could care for a little infant.  And, she had the support of Zhou and her in-laws.  Lilith was quirky, but she knew her stuff, and Tsung was plenty level-headed.  It was Zhou she had to worry about.

“Remember, Zhou, it’s not a bird,” she said everytime he insisted on talking to her stomach.

“Why do you keep thinking I’m going to teach it to swear?” He said, mock-offended, before adding, “That’s a few years away!”

Finally, little Fujin Yu entered the world.  Another baby boy–the Yu tradition still kept going strong, complete with the skintone and the almond brown eyes.


Note from Mao: Whew!  Long update.  Sorry about that and for the wait.  GTA IV kind of absorbed my soul, but that’s been going on awhile now.  ;)   I’m planning on doing some simming today, so hopefully I’ll have some updates throughout the weekend.

I’m so glad their child has the Yu traits!  I was worried they’d have an alien baby, LOL.  I should note that while I say that skintone is Yu, it isn’t.  But it’s what all the friggin’ Yus end up with because of Eileen O`Hanlon marrying into the brood way-back-when. ;)


  1. Yu tradition indeed, for the most part it’s been mostly Yu men that have been born with the skintone, I mean you’ve had a couple of females, but Heir wise it has always been a guy. Hmm, maybe Fujin will break the cycle.

    I actually meant that not a single girl has been born into the main Yu house since I started this challenge. Which is pretty surprising, LOL. While that skintone has come to be known as the Yu one, it isn’t. It’s the O`Hanlon one. ;)

    Comment by Jacqueline — January 8, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

  2. A Yu update! Lilith hasn’t changed much has she? Even old age hasn’t given her much tact has it? :D Oh Zhou, teaching the baby how to swear, I’m not sure what he’d be more proud of.. his son saying a swear word as his first word or his son saying “papa” first!

    Haha, Lilith will always be Lilith. ;) Zhou was just kidding… I think.

    Comment by Mohohon — January 8, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

  3. Goodness, Eileen O’Hanlon – that feels like so long ago now!

    I can’t believe you’ve never had a girl born into the Yu house. What generation is this now? 4? It’s funny how some families end up like that.

    You’re tellin’ me! Sheesh. I can’t believe I’ll have been at this a year at the beginning of February! I know, it’s so strange. They just do not have girls.

    Comment by Carla — January 8, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

  4. Finally! I knew it’d happen eventually though. He’s cute! Now that I’ve caught up to the rest of the world and figured out where Shang and Tsung’s names are from, let’s see how long it’ll take for this little one. I remember that that’s the O’Hanlon skintone: Julie and Sade have it! It’s just that the Yus have popularized it. Besides, it looks quite different on them than the O’Hanlons.

    Hahahahaha! Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat. Fujin is the same. :) You’re right, it does look different. I just wish the true Yu skintone were more prevalent… Isolde has it!

    Comment by Fini — January 8, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

  5. Yay, Tsung and Lilith! I love those two so much, no update involving the two of them could ever be too long. Must they really die? :(
    And awww, Zhou and River finally have their baby. Here’s hoping that River doesn’t follow her family tradition of bad parenting. I just can’t wait to see what little Fujin will look like. (And aren’t those Lilith’s eyes he has there, and not the Yu ones?)

    I know! I will be so sad. :( But, population control, LOL. Bah, you might be right. Those look like the Anderson brown eyes.

    Comment by Monika — January 9, 2009 @ 8:36 am

  6. About darn time, you two! Yay for Funjin! Already adorable! I half expected him to inherit mommy’s looks. And here I thought they’d never have one. ~.^

    It’s good to see F.L. getting his act together for his new family. Uh oh, Emma has been exposed to the Vampire! Mwahahaa.

    Hahaha, I’m sure he’ll turn out quite cute. :) I’m so glad they had one! I was worried, too. Emma loves her vampy grandpa! He spoils her.

    Comment by JMW — January 9, 2009 @ 10:34 am

  7. YAAAAAAAY! BABY! You have no idea how happy I am now. I have and will be without stable internet for a few weeks so seeing this was AWESOME. Fujin will no doubt be a stunner like Tsung and Zhou. I love me some Yu. <3

    Nooo, Elecy! You cannot disappear! /grabs onto your leg

    Comment by Elecy — January 10, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

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