Boreal Springs

February 3, 2009

Knight – Round 23: ‘No More Words, Pt. 1′

Filed under: Knight — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 10:05 am

Things have been going pretty all right for the Knight clan, but could it just be the calm before the storm?

Marla wasn’t quite sure what happened.  One minute, she was chatting with Kit while her daughter sampled her latest suggested dish for the restaurant, the next minute, everything just went to chaos.  Travis was still in his pajamas and Katarina had popped up out of nowhere.  She had brazenly made a move on Travis, to which he had groggily responded to.  Marla was infuriated, Kit was too shocked to do anything but stare.  Katarina sauntered into the living room.

“I’ll be waiting for you when you’re done here, Marla.”

“What do you think you’re doing, Katarina?!” Marla raged, so furious she felt her chest constrict and tighten.  “This is my house and you walk in here and accost my husband in front of me and my daughter?  Haven’t you done enough?”

“Obviously not,” Katarina said indignantly, “because you’re still as blind as ever.  Can’t you see?  Travis is a lout, he always has been.  He was at my store, Marla… and friendly conversation quickly became–”

Marla silenced her immediately, “shut up, just shup up! You’re nothing but a tramp and now you’re coming in here, messing up my family and trying to make yourself look like some sort of fidelity messiah?  Give me a break, Katarina.  Everything you’ve ever done in your entire life has been selfish.  All you care about is yourself!”

“The same could be said for you, putting your family through the tension of your quickly dissolving marriage…”

Get out!” Marla demanded, her voice reaching new octaves, “NOW!”

Before Katarina could leave, Kit came to have her say.  Unlike Marla, though, she wasn’t nearly as disciplined not to attack the woman that had made her life extremely difficult.  Her infidelity, her inability to commit–she blamed it all on her mother’s former best friend.

Katarina laughed her off, pushing her back, “you’ve got the wrong woman, Kit.  Your mother is the one who made you what you are!”

“You evil witch!” Kit snapped back, jumping on her.  Katarina was older, but skilled.  Kit found herself on the losing end of the battle.

Meanwhile, Jennifer was having her own trauma.  She heard the commotion downstairs and awoke abruptly from a vivid nightmare.  She worried that her father was gone and that her family was crumbling all around her.  The new house was built of a flimsy foundation, it seemed.  Would she suffer the same fate as the adult Kit?

Moving back to Boreal Springs had enabled Marla to reconnect with her fraternal twin Julie.  She called her the next morning and they met for coffee.    Julie was saddened to hear about what happened, but happy to see her twin again after so long.

“You could always move out,” she suggested.  “We have room.”

“Move my entire family out of the house I’ve been working towards my entire life?  No,” Marla sighed, taking a long sip.  “I’m too old to start over, anyway.  Jennifer’s nearly grown, Kit’s on her own now… and me?  I’d be all alone if I left Travis.”

“You could always come stay with us, Marla.”

“That’s all right.  I made my bed, I’ll just have to lie in it.  Thanks, though, Julie… I appreciate it.”

The aftermath was a simple one, Travis and Marla avoided each other.  They were cordial in front of the kids, but otherwise, went about their own lives.  They were both too old to divorce, but after what happened, Marla would sooner douse herself in gasoline and set herself on fire than talk to Travis.  It was strenuous on Jennifer, who was nearing puberty with amazing alacrity.  She looked to Kit for guidance.  She idealized her so much.

“You don’t want to be like me, Jen,” Kit confided, sighing.  “Just be you.”

Jennifer was adamant, “but you’re not unhappy like mom!  You have so much fun!”

“Not really.  It’s all a mess, everything.  Just be you.  In the end, it’s all you can do.”

And so, with her visions of her parents and Kit crushed, Jennifer was Jennifer.  She was angry, impulsive, yet had a very quick wit.  She sought knowledge–perhaps some explanation as to why she had been dealt such an unlucky hand.  Still, beneath her rough exterior, Jennifer was incredibly fragile.  It would just be incredibly hard to see, covered with all the… other stuff.

Marla was determined to have someone inherit her legacy, but it seemed highly unlikely.  Jennifer just wasn’t into it.  She didn’t really care about cooking.  When she would goof up, she’d just shove it all in her mouth, much to Marla’s horror.  Why couldn’t she have had at least one child inherit her natural talents?  Her businesses would die with her, it seemed.


Note from Mao: I have no idea WTF happened.  I was playing and then I heard the BOOOING!  And I look over and there’s Katarina, come out of NOWHERE, and Travis is getting slapped and it was just insane.  Then Kit attacked Katarina and Jennifer was having a nightmare and wow.  Jennifer is a Knowledge sim, and she has ZERO nice points.  Fun.  She’s also very angry at several people, thanks to all the house fighting!


  1. Haha, wow! This house is insane! I’m glad Kit didn’t let Jennifer keep thinking that her life was all kittens and rainbows. :)

    This house gave me a headache, LOL!

    Comment by Christina — February 3, 2009 @ 10:24 am

  2. Way to start off an update xD oh, Katarina, you big ol’ homewrecker you. I feel so bad for Jennifer, though. TEEN ANGST AT ITS WORST D: RUN FOR THE HILLS

    LOL! The angst, it will eat us aliiiive!

    Comment by Elecy — February 3, 2009 @ 11:10 am

  3. Oh wow, what a mess! I need more fighting in Lakeside Heights! Too many happy families, lol!

    And I love zero-nice-point Sims, they’re so much fun!

    I have plenty of mean sims in BS, LOL! Yeah, it certainly keeps things interesting…

    Comment by laura — February 3, 2009 @ 5:08 pm

  4. Wow, and I thought the Andersons were the one with the drama.. step aside there’s a new drama family in town!

    Yeah, this brood is certainly becoming drama central!

    Comment by Mohohon — February 3, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

  5. What a crazy house! Ha, where was Travis the rest of this round? Hiding? Probably a good idea!

    Haha, yeah, he was pretty much out of sight…

    Comment by Carla — February 3, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

  6. ROFL WTF?!!? Boy do you have your hands full that round. So mucvh really did happen. Hope everything pans out the next round.

    Oh, just wait. It gets worse… sigh.

    Comment by GoldenBuffy — February 3, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

  7. Wow… your sims are so drama filled. I wish I had half the drama with my sims. I finally got my first grouchy sim (2 nice points) and I love him. He happens to be a popularity sim and everyone he talks to get negative relationship points with him. I love it.

    Sometimes I hate it, sometimes I love it, LOL. It just depends on the day!

    Comment by Monique — February 3, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

  8. Phwoah, this almost makes me want to go back to playing Pleasantview, just so I can get this level of drama. Everyone in Brookeville is related to each other, and they never really fight or anything. :(

    Haha, sometimes it is good, othertimes it makes me gnash my teeth!

    Comment by Koko — February 4, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

  9. Interesting update, to say the least. I was wondering when (if) Katarina and Marla’s paths would cross again – it has been quite a while and they were quite a big part of each other’s lives back in the day. I was expecting something more along the lines of a tearful reunion and unconditional forgiveness for everything that’s come between them, but this is waay better – I was never one to object to a bit of juicy drama. ;)

    Haha, yeah, their paths were bound to cross somehow! Well, I wasn’t expecting this either. I have no idea how or why Katarina decided to just drop in and flirt with Travis. The last time she saw Travis was when he was a customer at her store.

    Comment by Monika — February 4, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

  10. Gah! A true WTF moment indeed! Marla should just kick Travis out. Make HIM start over. And poor Jennifer. Kit’s right; Jen doesn’t want to be like her. Good luck; hopefully by next round, this will have blown over.

    You’d think, but to be honest, I don’t want to deal with another household, LOL. So they’ll tough it out.

    Comment by Fini — February 7, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

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