Boreal Springs

March 23, 2008

Saunders – Round 9: ‘The Mystery of Chuck, Pt. 1′

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 1:51 am

Henry and Janine are elders now, but while Henry may have retired, Janine hasn’t. Will her second life keep them from enjoying their final years? And what of their son, Gordon? How will it effect him? The twins Chuck and Damien still aren’t sure who will come back and take over, but they are sure they want to head to University!


Chuck kisses Lilith

Chuck had spent a tremendous amount of time and effort on Lilith Anderson. So much so, that she was even starting to come around a little. Well, as around as a girl like Lilith could ever come, that is. So it wasn’t any big surprise that he finally made his move when she came over one day to beat Damien at a new game he’d bought.

To say Lilith was surprised would have been a drastic understatement.

Lilith punches Chuck

Lilith hooked him hard on the arm and sneered angrily, “what are you doing?!”

“How long are you gonna keep up the tough girl act?” Chuck retorted, surprisingly calm in the face of Lilith’s anger. “You know you like me.”

“Give me a break,” Lilith shot back. “You’re a jerk.”

“Sure, if you think so. But doesn’t that make us perfect?”

Lilith and Chuck are busy

For the next few weeks, Damien lost his gaming partner. Gordon tried to pick up the slack, but he wasn’t terribly good at video games. He much preferred to be doing something active. Lilith was too preoccupied to bother and Chuck was more than happy about the situation.

Unfortunately, all good things must eventually come to an end…

Chuck is ignited

Chuck was showing off the train set that Janine had helped him with as a kid when suddenly, it exploded into flames. Lilith cried out and jumped back, but Chuck had nowhere to run. The flames engulfed him and Lilith was forced to watch as he died a slow and agonizing death.

Lilith wasn’t quite sure what came over her, but watching someone die was hardly pleasant. It was sort of like an ‘out of body’ experience–like she was watching herself watch Chuck.

Lilith meets Death

Lilith was surprised when she saw an ethereal figure appear with a large scythe in hand. It was most certainly Death, though Lilith could swear that mortals weren’t supposed to see him. He seemed just as surprised, though he continued with his duty. There was no pleading for Chuck, as Lilith could scarcely move. She could only watch. Death had put the fire out on the train set in the midst of the confusion. Before he left, he looked at Lilith and said:

“It isn’t your time.”

When Henry finally managed to get upstairs, he was shocked to find Lilith comatose and Chuck very much burnt alive. There was nothing anyone can do to save him, he was already gone. Lilith was quite traumatized, however.

Damien is distraught

Damien was inconsolable. He lost his brother, his twin, his ‘other half’. It was like someone had taken a piece of him away. It was difficult to rationalize what had happened, as it just didn’t make any sense. Why would the train set ignite? What had he done?

First their mother had died, now Chuck was gone. It was almost as if the family was cursed. At least Katy’s death was explainable, but Chuck’s? They’d never really know what happened. Lilith had been taken away to spend a week at a facility that would hopefully help her recover from the trauma. They had been advised never to mention the incident to her again.


  1. Wow! Gordon you legend! And about Chuck… :S If love triangles weren’t enough, death and crime syndicates have come to take over! Man Jun is small fry now.

    Mao edit: I know, it’s like gone from normal suburban drama to the scary stuff!

    Comment by L3w1s — March 23, 2008 @ 7:04 am

  2. Poor Chuck/Janine/Lilith/Damien! Poor Saunders! I can’t even imagine losing my twin! Its be too sad. And i cant believe Gordan! the sweet innocent little boy, wants to be a criminal! Agh!
    Katys finally showing, eh? How long will it be before Chuck comes to haunt?
    And i dont want to be mean, but that fire was probably Population Control for the Saunders.

    Mao edit: Baha, you know, after the initial shock wore off… I thought the same thing; “one less sim to worry about!” I’m awful.

    Comment by Tammy — March 23, 2008 @ 10:00 am

  3. At least you know now who the heir will be.
    Still, that’s sad about Chuck. I haven’t used the train set much yet but now I’m a little scared to.

    Mao edit: That’s true. And yeah, that train set hasn’t been touched since!

    Comment by Amy — March 23, 2008 @ 11:03 am

  4. wow i did not see that coming!
    its a shame that it happened right after he got with lilith :(
    but my mao, Gordon is cutie :)
    i <3 yer blogs, i check twice a day for updates.


    Mao edit: Aw, thank you! I’m glad you enjoy them. :) Gordon turned out very well. But he’s always been one of my potential favorites, haha.

    Comment by Ingrid — March 23, 2008 @ 11:17 am

  5. woww, this was a really great postt my train set cought on fire and my sim elder died in the fire not tooo long ago, its nice to know that someone else has had a similar experience with the game, and believe me, thats rewarding, i wouldnt let anyone go nearr the train set, but now i prob will.. happy easter

    Mao edit: I’m glad it wasn’t something weird with my game, then. It was crazy! I didn’t even know that could happen. Crazy, flammable train set…

    Comment by menaune — March 23, 2008 @ 11:17 am

  6. Huh. Tragic. But I like Damien better anyway. Oh, and does this mean Tsung gets to marry Lilith?

    Mao edit: It all depends on their wants/etc.

    Comment by Monika — March 23, 2008 @ 1:21 pm

  7. Ahhh poor Chuck, it almost seems like a conspiracy here though, first Katy and then one of her sons. It’s like something is trying to remove all traces of her from the game. Also that’s kinda freaky that Gordon wants Janine to ‘pass down the torch’. Her being his mum can’t exactly not help his career either.

    Mao edit: It really does, but I swear Janine had nothing to do with it! She wouldn’t ever hurt the boys. I think it’s just a curse. ;)

    Comment by Sanna — March 23, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

  8. Why does everything bad happen to the Saunders? xD They’re my favorite family! Even if they like…have super sperm and are constantly procreating in vast numbers…

    Mao edit: I have NO idea! They have some really awful luck, it seems… maybe it’s because there’s so many of them.

    Comment by Elecy — March 23, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

  9. OMG this update was fantastic! There is always drama going on in the Saunders household that’s for sure haha. {^_^}

    Mao edit: Haha, thanks! Yeah, the Saunders house rarely disappoints…

    Comment by Tiffany — March 23, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

  10. Not to benefit from Chuck’s tragedy, but I’ll have to keep an eye on my train sets from now on. lol Can Lilith recover from seeing such a horrifying sight or is she scarred for life? and speaking of scarred, sweet, innocent Gordon is looking to inherit his mother’s criminal empire?! That apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

    Mao edit: Right now, Lilith is pretty messed up right now. As for Gordon… he’s difficult. I’m not quite sure what to think about him right now. He’s sneakier than you’d think.

    Comment by Ann — March 24, 2008 @ 11:58 am

  11. Great update! Wow on Chuck… I won’t play with the train set now. I love Gordon’s LTW, he has the same name as that burglar and his mother is the Criminal Mastermind. It’s just perfect.

    Mao edit: Whoa!! I completely forgot about the burglar named Gordon. That’s awesome!

    Comment by Kyri — March 24, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

  12. Okay, I think you have more sims die in your game than I’ve ever had die in mine! I’ve never had anyone die from fire or starvation or electrocution…although I did just have a sim get struck by lightning…the first time ever. But she didn’t die. Doh. Anyhoo, why’d it have to be Chuck?! He was my favorite of the boys!

    Mao edit: I know. I’ve had a ton of satellite deaths… but I rarely have sims die without me prompting it. So this has been interesting.

    Comment by Mandie — March 24, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

  13. =O
    I feel bad for wanting Lilith to be with Tsung. I can’t believe he died! Does this mean Lilith will be even more emo? (kidding, :P )
    Oh well though, the Saunders’ are out of control! Gordon is cool, I JUST noticed he had the Anderson skintone! This means that Damien is heir-by-default.Poor Chuck.

    Mao edit: Gordon was never in line to take over the Saunders house. He’ll get to move out and found his own house. ;) Lilith will just become strange…

    Comment by Josh — March 24, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

  14. Aaargh, such a tragedy! Poor Lilith, it must be horrible to see your first love die in front of your very eyes.
    Too funny that criminal mastermind LTW runs in the family, you’ve got a real “family” going on here ;-)

    Mao edit: Hahaha, I know. I totally didn’t not anticipate Gordon having that LTW!

    Comment by brittybe — March 29, 2008 @ 5:10 pm

  15. Wow… so much is going on in your game. I think that I am jealous. Not that I like to see my sims die or anything. But I am sure that it makes it easier to play.

    All this happens in only 4 days

    Mao edit: Yep, hard to believe, isn’t it? Now you know why I dislike playing an entire week!

    Comment by Monique — March 29, 2008 @ 7:56 pm

  16. I was going to wait until I was caught up to comment . . .

    But O_O. Holy s*** I totally did NOT see that coming. Poor Lilith.

    Hey, Lisa! I was pretty surprised, too. I had no idea that could happen!

    Comment by Lisa — August 1, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

  17. I thought it was an ROS, but it just randomly happened? poor chuck!

    Comment by arcadata — February 20, 2009 @ 1:49 am

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