Boreal Springs

April 9, 2008

Saunders – Round 11: ‘The Next Generation’

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 8:56 pm

Henry Saunders has led a tumultuous life, but he’s got plenty of children and even more grandchildren, so he’s happy. Janine is still struggling with her life of crime, but her time is short. Damien returns from University with his fiance, Aiyana Lam, to take over the house in his father, Derek’s, stead.


Damien and Aiyana's wedding

Damien and Aiyana were married in an outside ceremony. A great majority of the neighborhood attended, but their minds weren’t all on the wedding playing out before them. Gathering so many people into a large group is sure to bring about problems. Sara had to make sure to avoid Nathaniel and did so by making Gordon sit with her. Tsung gave Lilith no space, taking the seat beside her. Derek nearly jumped out of his skin when Ryu sat next to him.

The entire ceremony was riddled with tension, but the happy newlyweds hardly noticed.

Damien and Aiyana's wedding 2

They were oblivious to the problems that surrounded them, too lost in their own wedded bliss to care. They were truly a ‘power couple’, completely enveloped in one another. It was a rare thing these days, especially in Boreal Springs, and so it was rightfully celebrated. Everyone pooled together their collective composures and applauded the union.

Aiyana sews

Aiyana kept herself busy with sewing. She was quite skilled at it and even found herself working on custom tailored suits and gowns for Alyssa Anderson to wear during her functions. This little deal was struck during her own wedding! It turned out to be a very lucrative day.

Neither Damien nor Aiyana took jobs. They had enough money to stay afloat and were much too busy with their own endeavors to really hold down a job.

Janine works with Gordon

Janine spent her time tutoring Gordon on the finer points of being a criminal. He had a lot to learn and little time. Janine could feel her age creeping up on her. The end was near. She was too old for this, too old for the sneaking and the lying. She only hoped she could die as Janine Saunders and not the criminal personal and moniker she had come to hate. She just had to continue being careful and hope, pray, that Derek didn’t do anything hasty.

Janine and Henry

While she had spent a good part of her marriage having a strange affair with her ex-husband Thomas, there was no denying where Janine’s heart lie. It was with Henry–she loved him. Thomas was something different and dangerous, but Henry was her safety, her true love. She hated lying to him and she hated being unfaithful, but it wasn’t in her to fight it. She led two separate lives and it just started to make sense that what her criminal side did had no reflection on what Janine felt or thought.

Damien and Aiyana

Damien and Aiyana shared the same type of love, though there was no adultery or twisted affairs involved. Aiyana found Damien’s family history puzzling and troubling, but decided it had no reflection on Damien. Besides, she was weird, too. Who wasn’t? It was their awkwardness oddness that made them so perfect.

Unfortunately for Aiyana, she had no idea that her step-mother-in-law was the leader of the dreaded crime syndicate. Damien was just as clueless.

Damien and Aiyana are troubled

Despite being busy with their own hobbies and quests for knowledge… Damien and Aiyana had been trying to have children. Henry had been dropping hints since the wedding that he wanted to see grandchildren before her died. They had no problem trying, who does? But it just didn’t seem to be working.

Perhaps it was stress or just the fact of trying too hard. They decided to stop focusing so hard on it and just let be what would be.


Note from Mao: I’m thankful Aiyana isn’t pregnant yet, but I’m surprised. With Inteen back, I can’t force pregnancies, my ‘Try For Baby’ is gone and only ‘WooHoo’ remains. It is randomly risky woohoo or try for baby. So, we’ll see. I really want Henry to be around for the birth–it’ll be his tenth grandchild!


  1. Cute update. The wedding was beautiful although I am surprised there weren’t any blow-out fights!

    Mao edit: Everyone managed to keep from fighting, surprisingly!

    Comment by Mandie — April 9, 2008 @ 10:01 pm

  2. Damien and Aiyana look cute together. I’d love for Henry to see his 10th grandchild.

    Mao edit: They are ridiculously cute. :)

    Comment by brittybe — April 10, 2008 @ 1:55 am

  3. Combustible (lol big word) wedding to be sure. I think it’s clear that Janine really had no choice in what she was doing. After all, it wasn’t her really, and it was all Thomas’ fault to begin with.

    Mao edit: This is true, but Janine made it more complicated by getting rid of Katy. We have yet to find out exactly what went on with that!

    Comment by L3w1s — April 10, 2008 @ 3:50 am

  4. What a wedding, with all the tensions and undercurrents. Luckily the happy couple was unaware of it. I hope Henry will get to see his 10th grandchild.

    Mao edit: Haha, yeah, they are off in their own little world. Me, too!

    Comment by Kyri — April 10, 2008 @ 8:24 am

  5. Tenth grandchild?! Wow Henry must be one happy family grandpa sim!

    Mao edit: Haha, he sure is! I was surprised, too.

    Comment by Mohohon — April 10, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

  6. Aww. Really sweet update. Damien and Aiyana are adorable togather and they really deserve to be happy – they’re the only relatively normal couple in the entire neighbourhood. How many bolts do they have? I have a feeling that something dramatic is bound to happen to the two of them sooner or later, though – they do live in Boreal Springs, after all.
    Oh, and wouldn’t their child be Henry’s great-grandchild?

    Mao edit: Oh, crap you are so right! I keep forgetting. :O Thanks for that. They have three bolts, actually.

    Comment by Monika — April 10, 2008 @ 5:03 pm

  7. When I saw everyone gathered for the wedding, I thought you were asking for trouble! :D

    Damien and Aiyana are so cute and kind of the only normal ones left in B.S. but with Aiyana’s growing up on a commune and Damien’s family that probably won’t last long.

    Mao edit: Haha, note the absence of Thomas. I think that saved the day! Aiyana is a bit odd, but Damien’s lack of odd seems to balance that out. We’ll see…

    Comment by Ann — April 14, 2008 @ 10:57 am

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