Boreal Springs

March 30, 2008

Anderson – Round 10: ‘Happy?, Pt. 1′

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 6:30 pm

Thomas Anderson still has everything in the palm of his hand, including his girlfriend Jun Yu and his daughter Alyssa. Will the arrival of Ryu and Alyssa’s first child cause an issue?


Ryu and Thomas argue

Tensions between Ryu and his father-in-law, Thomas, had been building since he moved in. It had only gotten worse with the arrival of Katarina. Thomas spent a lot of time with his granddaughter, though Ryu questioned his motives. Ryu was on the police force and was becoming more and more aware that Thomas’ business dealings were hardly what one would call legal.

“You’d best watch it, Ryu,” Thomas warned. “I’ve allowed you here only because my daughter seems to have grown fond of you… but I’m sure if something were to happen, she’d recover.”

“Are… are you threatening me?” Ryu said, quite surprised. “I thought you were smarter than that, Thomas.”

“We’ll see who is smarter,” Thomas said casually, turning towards the door. “Remember what I said.”

Ryu is fulfilled

Thomas’ threats couldn’t bring Ryu down. He reached the top of the heap. He was part of the secret crime fighting unit–the leader of the task force that had been formed to combat the recent upswing of organized criminal activity. He was certain Thomas was involved, though he didn’t have any proof.

If only he knew his step-mother, Janine, was in the same boat.

Jun is fulfilled

Jun, too, found that she was quite fulfilled in her life. Sure it had been a little rocky now and again, but then she found someone rich and now she didn’t have to worry about anything. She really didn’t care if he was doing shady dealing or screwing his ex-wife. What did it matter to her? As long as Jun had an elegant roof over her head and didn’t have to exert herself, she was quite content.

Alyssa plays with Katarina

Katarina’s birthday crept up on them and soon she was a mobile toddler ready to wreak havoc on the house. She was quite cute, though and seemed to favor Ryu when it came to her facial features. Alyssa was unsure about being a mother, but she did try. She meant well and spent time with Katarina when she wasn’t working on her campaign. She was so close to becoming mayor she could taste it. Once she reached her goal, she could take some time off and maybe enjoy life a little more.

Ryu teaches Katarina a nursery rhyme

Ryu was over the moon, of course. He was a bit more family-oriented than his wife. He spent as much time as he could with Katarina, trying to broaden her horizons. She didn’t care too much for nursery rhymes, though. Ryu was surprised that she much preferred when he read her books. Perhaps she took more after him than just her looks.

He tried to keep Thomas away from her, worried that he’d try and brainwash her like he seemingly did to poor Alyssa. Ryu was determined that Katarina wouldn’t become one Thomas’ subservient little puppets.

Alyssa is fulfilled

Alyssa returned home one afternoon walking on air. She was finally mayor! It felt good to be on top, though the only thing she could think of now was taking a vacation. She had missed out on a honeymoon, thanks to her father. She was completely oblivious to Thomas’ true motives.


  1. Is Alyssa beginning to regret her choices. She should have not force Ryu to marry her in the first place.

    I am so happy to hear about inteen.

    Mao edit: Alyssa actually does like Ryu, but he’s too absorbed in work now. Not good. He’s acting like Thomas. ;)

    Comment by Monique — March 30, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

  2. Well, I am disappointed in Ryu! The only way to change Alyssa and keep Katarina from becoming like her would be to shower them with love and attention…and get them away from Thomas. He oughta just go to Derek and have him kill Thomas like he did Katy! Ha, that’d be awesome!

    Mao edit: Haha, actually, he’d need to go to Janine. Derek could never actually kill anyone. ;) Ryu is just absorbed in trying to get Alyssa and Katarina away from Thomas… he doesn’t realize he’s doing it wrong, lol.

    Comment by Mandie — March 30, 2008 @ 9:15 pm

  3. The vacation was quite sad. It reminded me of the early Anderson updates, with Ryu as Tom and Alyssa as Janine. If this is going where I think it’s going, I can’t help but be very worried about Ryu and Alyssa (knowing how Thomas and Janine ended up). Great story, anyway – you’ve got me completely hooked.

    Mao edit: I’m glad I’ve got you hooked! You’re right, it’s a mirror situation. Ryu needs to realize this is the wrong way to get his family away from Thomas.

    Comment by Monika — March 31, 2008 @ 4:42 am

  4. I do feel sorry for Alyssa. She took Ryu for granted and now he’s busy with something else… if only he quickly finds what he wants, he can take care of Thomas and then give all of his attention to his little family.
    That’s good news about Inteen, I’ll go get it now :D

    Mao edit: Exactly. But Ryu is at fault, too. He’s acting like Thomas. ;)

    Comment by Kyri — March 31, 2008 @ 11:01 am

  5. What will Thomas have done to Katarina now that they left her in the house pretty much alone with him. Also Alyssa seems alot nicer than she used too. She’s really grown into herself!

    Mao edit: Alyssa has evened out. Don’t think she’s Miss. Congeniality though, ’cause she’s not. Katarina is too young for Thomas to brain wash, thankfully.

    Comment by Sanna — March 31, 2008 @ 11:41 am

  6. Ahh the Adersons. Ryu sucked this update, although I’m hoping that’s just so he can get Thomas destroyed and then everthing will be all happy-go-lucky. Alyssa was alot more bearable this time, Thomas sucked as always, and Katarina did.. toddler stuff :P
    Just a side note, i got Free Time! Yay!
    But my comp is having erased so it is faster so i can’t install it yet! Boo!

    Mao edit: Haha, congratulations on getting Free Time. Hopefully you can enjoy it soon. ;)

    Comment by L3w1s — March 31, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

  7. It is sad to see Alyssa and Ryu like this. I think they’ve really got something together – if they don’t get bogged down in the general neighbourhood drama

    Mao edit: Yeah, we’ll see how it goes…

    Comment by Claire — March 31, 2008 @ 7:56 pm

  8. Aww, Katarina is adorable! Ryu annoys me, first he beasts for her and now he ignores her? MAKE UP YOUR MIND! And he is right about getting her away from Thomas, he needs to hurry. She might still be controlled!!!! (is being dramatic)

    Mao edit: Haha, she is definitely still under her father’s influence. Ryu is trying to do what he thinks is right, but he’s a bit too involved.

    Comment by Josh — March 31, 2008 @ 10:00 pm

  9. I hoped that Ryu would take the opportunity while they were away on vacation to get Alyssa out from under Thomas’ influence, instead he’s constantly reading! Grrr.. lol If Thomas gets a hold of Katarina, the poor toddler is doomed to live under his thumb :(

    Mao edit: Ryu is a big old bookworm. The hobby animations crack me up! Ryu literally walks around with a book in his face all the time!

    Comment by Ann — April 1, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

  10. Well, lifetime want achievements are popping up all over the place! I guess all the drama prevents boredom from setting in – in my game, I hate it when the sims reach the platinum since I feel like everything is hunky dory and boring afterwards.

    I try to wait until they are elders, so they don’t stick around FOREVER. That sounds horrible, but it’s true!

    Comment by arcadata — February 24, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

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