Boreal Springs

February 8, 2009

Saunders 3 – Round 23: ‘Haunting Me, End’

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , — Mao @ 12:07 am

Michael and Sade Saunders haven’t been married long, but Sade has found herself in a family way.  Will the well-known narcissist be able to handle bringing another life into the world?

Sade had heard people say before that being pregnant was a mysterious miracle and a pleasure.  Unfortunately, Sade did not think it was any of the above.  It was annoying and it made her feel increasingly ugly and whale-like.  She had striven to be absolutely gorgeous her entire life only to end up a fat, beached whale?  No way!  This baby needed to come out and it needed it come out right now!

Michael, too, was counting down the days to the end of Sade’s pregnancy.  She was not an easy pregnant woman to deal with at all.

It didn’t help that Sade could swear her belly was ten times bigger than most women.  She claimed that it was the world’s way at getting back her for being so outrageously gorgeous.  Michael just nodded and smiled, something he had done recently to avoid any horrific meltdowns.  Sade had her moments, though, and it allowed Michael to enjoy the thought of being a father.  He just hoped Sade was up to the challenge of being a mother.  Maybe somewhere in there, buried deep down, she had the ability to really, truly care for another human being.

One thing that did excite Sade about the upcoming baby was moving.  The apartment was too small for a baby and Michael was insistent on moving back to Boreal Springs.  Their house was in the process of being built and thanks to Michael’s income (and some of Sade’s, too), it was quite stately.  Sade was ecstatic.  She couldn’t wait to tell Kit.  Kit wasn’t nearly as thrilled.  It mean they would see one another less and that Sade was becoming a suburban mom.

“Give me a break,” Sade scoffed, eyes narrowed.  “Suburban moms only wish they could look like me.  Please.”

Kit sighed.  She’d miss Sade’s self-importance and companionship.

Grace came into the world after a grueling labor in which Sade said things that were not fit for young ears (or old ones, either).  Despite being such a pain to get out, Grace herself was cute as a button.  She had her father’s eyes and hair, but her mother’s fair coloring.  She didn’t fuss much and so moving was a cinch.  It wasn’t long until the new family of three was safely nestled in their new home in Boreal Springs.

Unfortunately for Sade, she went out to get the mail one morning only to get the shock of her life.  It hadn’t looked like a bad storm, but apparently, she had been mistaken.  She was lucky to have survived.  It didn’t change her, though.  She was still Sade, no big turn around, no ‘oh my God, I almost died’ change for the better.  Sade was Sade and that was all there was to it.

Still, Sade found that she didn’t exactly mind being a mom.  She kind of enjoyed it.  Grace was beautiful and, obviously, a testament to Sade’s own genetics and gorgeousness.  She was also incredibly soft and she made cute cooing noises.  Sade found herself bonding with the little infant.  She was a mother.  It was difficult to imagine–her in charge of another life, having given birth to the small being she held in her arms.

She loved Grace, but she didn’t love changing diapers.  Ew.

Grace soon blossomed into an even lovelier toddler and was quite spoiled by both her mother and her father.  Michael spent a lot of his spare time with her, teaching her the basics a toddler should (and being harassed by Sade when she insisted he wasn’t doing it right–nevermind that he had been a professor once).  All-in-all, despite having been brought into the world by an eccentric and a narcissist, Grace was off to a good start in life.


Note from Mao: Poor Sade!  That’s the first sim I’ve had struck by lightning on their home lot before.  She barely made it out of the door when she was struck!  Grace is adorable.  So far, she’s a good mix of both her parents.  I can’t wait to see her as a child!  Also worth noting, Grace is officially tied to EVERY bloodline in Boreal Springs.


  1. Ahhh! Grace is so adorable! And I just recently had a little girl named Grace too. Anyway, nothing can make Sade any less Sade, and that’s the way it should be. We all love her just the way she is. Ouch. Struck by lightning? I feel sorry for her.
    We see a lot of Michael, but he’s awfully quiet.

    I felt bad using Grace after I saw a bunch of other blogs have them, too, but in Prosperity challenges, I guess overlap is expected. Sade is still Sade. As for Michael, he’s always been very quiet. Sade would say it’s the best part–she doesn’t have to deal with him nagging/whining, because he doesn’t talk much, LOL.

    Comment by Fini — February 8, 2009 @ 12:56 am

  2. Awww, poor Sade in that lightning! Was she even doing anything? I’ve never had a Sim struck just for being outside before. That’s bad luck! LOL!

    Of course she would see Grace as a testament to her own beauty, lol! That girl will never change :)

    She was just walking outside to get the bills, LOL! I was so shocked!

    Comment by laura — February 8, 2009 @ 11:33 am

  3. Bah. Sade. I don’t think anything, much less pregnancy, could make you look ugly. Aren’t pregnant women supposed to have some sort of glow? I still find it hard to believe…Sade…pregnant. I can so see Michael being an awesome dad. He’s just that sweet. But Sade? Eeeeh. We’ll see. Grace is so cute! And Michael is even more handsome when holding her! Gaw! They needed to make “holding babies” a turn on!

    Michael is a very good dad, but he’s also a family sim. I think Sade is pregnant again. I swear, these two woohoo like the world is going to end… LOL. I guess all that waiting, they have to make up for lost time!

    Comment by Elecy — February 8, 2009 @ 11:46 am

  4. Love the name, it’s sooo cute. it took an eccentric and a narcissist, to tie every blood line. =].

    Thanks! Haha, yeah, how funny is that?

    Comment by jacqueline — February 8, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

  5. Someone looks just like her mother :D I’m going to admit that I’ve been waiting the entire round for this house and will be doing the same for another round

    You and me both! I couldn’t wait to see their kid.

    Comment by Laura — February 8, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

  6. That’s so cool how Grace is tied to every family in the hood.

    I love Sade as a pregnant woman! That’s exactly how I’d expect her to act.

    I know! I was shocked when I checked my tribalpages, LOL.

    Comment by Carla — February 8, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

  7. Whoah.. poor Grace… now she HAS to marry a townie or end up single.. or do what her mom and dad did and marry their relatives..ish.. but man she is CUTE!

    She’s tied to all the starting bloodlines, but there are plenty of branches.

    Comment by Mohohon — February 8, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

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