Boreal Springs

March 30, 2008

Anderson – Round 10: ‘Happy?, Pt. 1′

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

Alyssa convinces Ryu

“Ryu, stop staring at that computer screen for five seconds,” Alyssa whined, working a cramp out of her hand. “The world won’t end if you take a break.”

Ryu glanced up at her from over the monitor. He was using Thomas’ computer, much to his father-in-law’s chagrin. It was lucky he was intelligent enough not to keep anything incriminating in his house. “I’m kind of busy, Lyss.”

“Ryuuu,” she whined again, her voice reaching a higher pitch. He cringed and gave in, shutting down the computer. “That’s better. I want to go check out the house my dad bought for me!”

“…That’s twenty hours away–in the middle of the Ocean.”

“Exactly! We both need a vacation. You’re going to need glasses if you keep staring at that monitor all day.”

Alyssa and Ryu arrive

Thomas had purchased a deed to a vacation house located one of several islands located in the tropics. It was unfinished, but Alyssa was determined to overseer the final touches. It would, after all, become hers someday. Ryu tagged along, lost in his effort to track down the criminal syndicate. If he wasn’t staring at the computer, he was flipping through old records or books on criminal pathologies.

“Ryu, put the book down! It’s beautiful out here.”

“Uh huh,” he replied absently, turning a page. “Fantastic.”

Alyssa sighed. He was way too involved in his job–it had been this way since he took over command of the task force. Even as the mayor, Alyssa knew how to let her job at home and enjoy herself.

Ryu reads, Alyssa builds a castle

The house was quite large, almost as big as their homestead. The private beach attached to it was even larger, though. Alyssa enjoyed feeling the sand between her toes and the salty air on her face. Ryu preferred to stick his face in a book. If he hadn’t inherited the dark complexion of the Saunders family, he’d probably be pale as a ghost.

“Are you going to carry that everywhere?” Alyssa complained, filling a small bucket full of sand.

“Uh huh,” Ryu replied absently, only to drop the book and erupt into a fit of coughs. Alyssa had thrown the bucket of sand on him. He gave her a look, shaking sand out of his hair. “What was that?!”

“Jerk.” She huffed, walking away.

Alyssa gets Ryu's attention

“Busy,” Ryu said mechanically, not even bothering to turn around. He had heard Alyssa’s footsteps against the wood flooring as she approached.

Alyssa didn’t move, “are you sure you don’t want to turn around?”

“What?” Ryu said incredulously, eyes still on the screen. “I don’t have time for games, Lyss.”

“Argh!” Alyssa growled in frustration, turning on her heel and stomping off. “I’m going to the spa.”

“Uh huh,” he replied absently. “Have fun.”

Alyssa stares at the ocean

Alyssa found herself sitting in the sand, feeling the water against her legs as the waves crashed against the sand. She was never really one to wonder or worry–things always worked out in the end. I mean, she was rich, successful, she had a beautiful daughter and a supportive father. Ryu, however, was not himself at all. He used to invest all his attention into her. Maybe it was a mistake to let her guard down. Maybe she was right–it was all in the chase, not really the end

She sighed. They would return home in a few hours, just in time for Katarina’s birthday. Somehow, the vacation wasn’t nearly as enjoyable as she had hoped.


Note from Mao: Ahhh, sorry this took so long. For some reason my server’s HTTP went down. Figures. Why can’t they put me on one of the awesome servers, like Starbuck, Sayid, or Sawyer? I love how they’re all ‘S’ names, lol. Instead I get stuck with Ben! If you’re familiar with Battlestar Galatica or Lost, you should recognize the names. My fiance watches them and I ‘half’ watch them over his shoulder sometimes and ask him stupid questions.

Oh and, YAY INTEEN HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR FREE TIME! :D :D:D:D Insim to update now plz k thx?


  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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