Boreal Springs

August 8, 2009

Davis – Round 26: ‘What I Am’

Filed under: Davis,Yu — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 3:30 pm

Note from Mao: I forgot to pull Emily’s child picture from SimPE before she aged to teen… so, um, she’ll be on the family picture next time!

Fou-Lu and Elena needed to get out of the house, so they met up with Michael and Sade downtown.  It took a lot of convincing to get Michael to come, he wasn’t one for groups, hanging out, or going downtown.  Still, Elena missed her brother and managed to wheedle him into coming.  Sade was just happy to show off her Awesome Tan to an even wider audience.

Of course, their first stop was the pool table.  It was still light out, even if it wouldn’t be in an hour, and it just felt wrong to hit the bar so early.  They split up into teams, girls VS boys.  Of course, Fou-Lu did enough smack-talking to make up for Michael’s quiet nature, but Sade was perhaps the worst.

“Come on, Elena, it’s your turn!”

“I wouldn’t keep her waiting,” Michael advised sagely.  “She’s… very competitive.”

Elena sighed, “I’ve noticed.”

“What kind of shot was that, babe?  Were you aiming for the wall?” Fou-Lu remarked, watching as the cue ball nearly rocketed a solid off the table.

Elena let out a disgruntled sigh, “maybe I was aiming for you.”

“If you were, you missed big time.  I’m over here.”

Sade looked away from Michael and saw the shot, “what was that?!  This game was ours!”

Thanks to Elena’s poor shot, the guys won.  Fou-Lu’s idea of a victory shake, however, was quite different from Michael’s.  While he’d never admit it openly, he did take a step back after Michael stopped reeling from the joy buzzer, his face twisted in anger.

“All in good fun, man!” Fou-Lu said, laughing.

Michael wasn’t nearly as jovial, “don’t do that again.”

“Not a problem…”

They were only at the bar for an hour before it got ridiculously crowded.  Sade was happy to share her tan with everyone, but some people were getting a little too close for comfort.  Some guy in a ridiculous jacket had taken to following her around, much to Michael’s chagrin.

“Let’s go get something to eat,” Sade said to Elena over the loud music.  “I’m tired of this creep following me around.”

“You’re the one who had to get that awesome tan,” Elena said, chuckling.

Michael made his way over, giving his sister a look, “food sounds like a good idea.”

They stopped at a diner on the outskirts of the city on their way home.  It was quaint, but you could tell it was starting to get late, as the revelers and drunks were slowly filtering in through the doors.  Fou-Lu took this quiet opportunity to ask about their vacation.

“So, has your tan really helped you with friends?”

“Sure, why wouldn’t it?  Everyone wants to know that girl with the awesome tan!”

Michael sighed, “isn’t it about time for it to fade?”

Elena laughed, “you wish, Michael.”

Emily Davis was the opposite of her sister, Emma.  She was polite, mild-mannered, and ignored.  At least, that’s the way she felt.  She was an amazing pianist, her skill surpassed even that of her father and sister, yet she constantly felt like she was stuck in Emma’s ever-looming shadow.  She got accolades for her talents and perfect report cards, but it didn’t seem to be enough.  Emma was always present in the conversations, her name mentioned several times daily.

Emily loved her sister, but she was beginning to dislike her troublesome ways.  She just seemed intent on keeping all attention focused entirely on her.

It was no surprise, then, that when Emma visited, Emily made herself scarce.  Elena and Fou-Lu sat her down, intent to have a talk with her.  Elena had spoken to Gordon and was quite well-informed of her daughter’s misdeeds.  She was hardly pleased.

“We’re proud you’re keeping up with your scholarships,” Elena began.  “But we’re worried about your social life.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Emma said, feigning ignorance.

“This business with Gregory and Lydia.  We know what you did, Emma.  How could you?”

Emma rolled her eyes, “I’m a big girl now, I can make my own decisions.  Why does everyone have to have a hand in my business or what I do?”

Elena was quickly enraged, “do you think this is come kind of joke, Emma?  These are people, not playthings!  You can’t just push and manipulate everyone to do what you want them to do.  You can’t just take something because you want it.  That’s not how the world works.”

“It’s not like I killed anyone,” Emma retorted, though her excuse was a poor one and she knew it.  “I don’t get what the big deal is!  Everyone knows they’re a terrible couple.  I’ve been friends with him just as long as she has.”

“The difference being that he chose Lydia, not you.  He loves her and you, being his friend who supposedly cares about him, you should support him.  Love isn’t a selfish thing, Emma.  You don’t hurt the people you love!”

Emma snorted derisively, “oh, right, because you guys were such a stellar example of that.  Way to be a hypocrite, mom.”

Elena had enough, she stood up and gave her daughter a terrible look, “you’re a terrible, spoiled little girl who needs to grow up and show some respect.  You weren’t raised to be like this.”

Elena stormed off, leaving Fou-Lu and Emma alone.  Emily was there, but she played the piano quietly in the background, lost in the music.  She wasn’t paying attention at all.  It was just more ‘Emma drama’, after all, nothing new.

“You know you shouldn’t talk to your mother like that, Em.  I agree with her.  I just, I don’t get it.  You were always such a sweet girl, what happened?” Fou-Lu sighed.  “Maybe it is our fault, confusing you with the on again, off again… but even so, if you know we’re a bad example, why follow it?”

“I just can’t get any privacy.  Why does everyone have to be in my business?”

“Because your business involves a prevalent family, Em.  If you think Roman Anderson is going to let you anywhere near his son, you’re mistaken.  Especially after all of this.” He put his hand on her shoulder and gave it a gentle squeeze.  “Gregory isn’t the type to love two people and I think its pretty obvious what he wants.  I think it’s been obvious all along.  Sometimes, you can’t always have what you want.”

Emma stood up, clearly learning nothing from the exchange, “whatever.  I’m going back.  This was obviously a waste of time.”

Emily made friends, but it was difficult to keep them, especially when they lived all the way in Boreal Springs.  Her favorite friend was Megan Alioto.  They got along famously and Megan’s mother, Valerie, would even bring her downtown for visits.  They weren’t sure why her mother always seemed to be going downtown, but they weren’t about to question it.  It gave them a chance to hang out and play together.

Emily’s birthday snuck up on everyone and before she knew it, she was a young lady.  She definitely took a lot from her Saunders side, favoring her mother’s side of the family considerably.  She still had her father’s eyes, though.  She was still a sweet girl who was determined to have her own family someday.  She certainly didn’t want to cause her parents as much trouble as Emma had.


Note from Mao: Holy crap, Emily turned out amazing!  I’m still kind of shocked.  It’s hilarious what several generations of breeding will get you.  I didn’t start out with any default templates when I made my founding sims, they were all edited and tweaked.  So it’s definitely cool to see it carry through generations.

Sade and Michael autonomously stopped by the apartment, so I had them all go out for an adult outing.  Fou-Lu is a day from becoming an elder and Elena is getting close, too.  So they needed one last adult hurrah.

Emma, also, is a little brat.  She came over to see her parents and argued with them the ENTIRE TIME.  None of that was staged.  Any attempt made by Fou-Lu or Elena to speak to her resulted in negative reactions and Elena actually did get quite mad with her, lol.

Some outtake shots.  This one is from the diner.  Why is Countess Emily Saunders chatting up some random downtownie about potty training Selene?  Also, I just realized I have two Emily’s.  Oops.  I’ll just call one Countess and one not, lol.

Sade’s Awesome Tan isn’t just useful to her, but her friends, as well.  This cracked me up.


  1. Oh wow, LOL, that is one hell of a tan, Sade!

    I’m glad they finally had a talk with Emma. I’m hoping she’ll get it together soon. That girl needs some discipline – they should sign her up for the army or something, lol! :)

    Emily seems like a sweet girl though, so at least they have that. And so pretty too!

    Comment by laura — August 8, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

  2. Ha, the Awesome Tan is improving lives!

    I feel terrible for Fou-Lu and Elena. Emma calling her mother out for hypocrisy was a low blow. She’s got some growing up to do.

    Comment by Carla — August 8, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

  3. I notice the whole two Emily thing but I sorta thought you knew about it. Emily is pretty. Love the fact that all the girl have names starting with E. Elena,Emma,Emily, hwo cute! Emily has the prettiest eyes. And nose. I’m very picky with noses and hers is marvelous.

    Comment by Victoria — August 8, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

  4. Gah, how is it even possible to get more annoyed with Emma at this point?? Not only a spoiled brat, but a disrespectful one too. Way to tell it like it is, Elena! :D If I could, I’d probably go in there myself and teach her a lesson or two. -cracks some knuckles- xD But since I can’t, I’ll have to wait and see what Gordon does.

    And wow! Emily is a beauty! Poor her, always in her sister’s shadow. :(

    Comment by Helen — August 8, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

  5. It’s nice to see that the stepsiblings are still close. So that whole argument was real? Emma sure isn’t worried how this will affect her relationship with other people, isn’t she? She knows though, that this can’t work. Why continue, then? The world may never know. Wow, Emily did turn out beautiful. At least she’s not interested in making trouble.

    Comment by Fini — August 8, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

  6. Hehe, never question the power of the tan! Emma needs to get her crap together, she’s acting so weird lately! Send her to the moon with your sims or something, LOL! ;)

    Comment by Mao — August 8, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

  7. But of course! Whatever will we do when it fades away?! Emma’s behavior is getting a little out of hand…

    Comment by Mao — August 8, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

  8. I can’t believe it took me this long to notice, LOL! Oh, well. Yeah, the E-names, I thought they’d get confusing, but I liked the theme. ;) Emily has Gordon’s nose, which he got from his mum, Janine. Emily’s eyes are the same color as her father’s and Emma’s, came from Eileen O’Hanlon.

    Comment by Mao — August 8, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

  9. Haha, probably not. She’s making it really easy to hate her right now. I’m still trying to figure her out myself!

    Comment by Mao — August 8, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

  10. Michael and Elena are still pretty close, they call one another autonomously, which is cute. ;) Emma doesn’t seem to be thinking at all. We’ll see what happens during Uni…

    Comment by Mao — August 8, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

  11. Oh Emma :( Stop causing trouble! Michael and Elena are such cute stepsiblings, although it’s so weird imagining her as an elder. Will Emma and Francis be in the same BSU dorm?

    Comment by Zoë — August 9, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

  12. LOL, Sade’s Awesome Tan really is awesome! ;) I’m glad Emma’s parents had a talk with her and called her out on her behavior. Maybe one day she’ll actually listen…

    Comment by Shana — August 10, 2009 @ 9:29 am

  13. It will be weird seeing them all become elders! Francis and Emma will both be at the lot I’ve used since the beginning. I’ve renovated it, though. ;)

    Comment by Mao — August 10, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

  14. Of course! Emma is just, I don’t even know. Here’s hoping she calms down…

    Comment by Mao — August 10, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

  15. ROFL Sade’s awesome tan is helping everyone out. Talk about cherity work! LOL

    Emma is on my last never. Someone needs to slap some sense into her.

    Comment by GoldenBuffy — August 11, 2009 @ 7:54 am

  16. Where can I get a tan like that? It would be very useful to my everyday life. Emily grew up to be gorgeous I can’t wait to see how she develops as a teen. Emma…well you can’t always have a perfect…um good kid

    Comment by Wildchild453 — August 19, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

  17. Sade does what she can for her fellow man. ;)

    Comment by Mao — August 20, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

  18. Haha, I know, right? If only we could all have Sade’s Awesome Tan…

    Comment by Mao — August 20, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

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