Boreal Springs

October 28, 2009

Anderson – Round 27: ‘Fortress Around You’

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 9:32 pm

Nevio Anderson is convinced his family is cursed, so he’s given up on finding just one lady.  Adora and Simon are newlyweds hoping to start a family.  The curse only affects Nevio, right?

Nevio continues his womanizing ways.  He’s tried to change, but the world has proved to him that it just isn’t an option.  This is what he’s meant to be, a man of many women, even at his age.  It’s been a long time, but sometimes, he wonders where Lacie went.  This whole mess started with her.  Maybe she’s a witch?

Adora wasn’t having much luck.  She’d been taking cooking courses, but they did very little to help her culinary skills.  She seemed almost determined to burn everything she tried cooking.  One day, she accidentally set the oven on fire.  The fire department was quick to respond.  Good thing, too, as she was home alone that day…

Adora’s inability to focus was revealed to be a side-effect of her pregnancy.  She had no idea she was expecting, she and Simon had been trying, but nothing had happened.  It was definitely a surprise.  By the time she found out, she was already showing.  Simon was estatic and Adora was pretty excited, too.

Unfortunately, Nevio did not share their enthusiasm.  He was worried.  His past experiences had made him a bit superstitious.

“You need to be careful and take good care of yourself,” he warned Adora at breakfast.

“Dad, I’ll be fine.  Those were just freak coincidences.”

“There’s no need to scare her, Nevio,” Simon cautioned, not understanding his father-in-law’s hang-up on pregnant women ending up dead.

“I’m just worried.  Promise me you’ll take it easy.”

“Okay, daddy,” Adora said, squeezing her father’s hand.  “I’ll be careful.”

Of course, careful didn’t exclude enjoying one another’s company, did it?  Adora’s pregnancy did nothing to put a damper on their amorous relations.  Simon and Adora got along perfectly, like two puzzle pieces.  They weren’t your typical married couple, neither had doubts or reservations.  Adora was certain she made the right choice and Simon was deeply in love.  He’d always been, since they had met.

It would seem Nevio’s warning wasn’t without merit.  Adora was trying to make herself a snack and somehow, caught her dress on fire.  It was late at night, both Nevio and Simon were sound asleep in their beds.  Thankfully, the fire alarm woke them and alerted the fire department, which came running.

Again, Adora was saved from a close call.  Unfortunately, she suffered some burns.  She was hospitalized and when released, put on bed rest and told to let her wounds heal.

Adora did her best to rest, but laying in bed all day was terribly boring.  Simon and Nevio kept a careful eye on her and wouldn’t allow her to do anything without their help.  It was frustrating.  She scrambled out of bed one evening, despite Simon’s protests.

“I just need to use the bathroom,” she replied wearily.  “I can make it on my own.”

Simon and Nevio couldn’t lord over her all day, though, they had jobs to go to.  During the day, Isolde walked over and checked on her sister.  Unfortunately, one day she came in to a very disturbing scene.  Adora was on the ground and she wasn’t responding.  The maid walked in shortly after Isolde and it was all she could do not to flee in terror.  Isolde phoned 911, but it was too late.

Adora had suffered complications from her wounds.  The pregnancy had exhausted her already wearied body and it wasn’t able to heal as it should have.  Isolde was beside herself with grief.

Nevio and Simon hurried home as soon as they heard the news.  Simon collapsed on the walkway, unable to face reality while Nevio was overcome with his own grief.  He had been right, the family was cursed.  Now the curse had taken his daughter.

Isolde was waiting for them inside.  She had something that would help bring Adora back.  Given her workings in the occult, she had managed to secure a rare artifact that supposedly gave whoever rubbed it the chance to bring a loved one back.  It was a risky process, this much Isolde knew from her mentor Lilith Yu’s notes.

Still, they were all willing to risk it.  They wanted Adora back.


  1. OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!! OMG, poor Simon! Just OMG! I’m speechless, lol! That family is definitely cursed! And shame on Ocean for taking advantage of the situation!

    Comment by laura — October 29, 2009 @ 12:20 am

  2. I felt so bad, but the alternative (letting her dead) pretty much eliminated the original/main Anderson line completely. Which was not going to happen! Now this house is all filled with drama… and here I thought Adora would be normal, lol.

    Comment by Mao — October 29, 2009 @ 8:36 am

  3. ::Jaw Drop::

    Comment by Liz — October 29, 2009 @ 9:43 am

  4. OMG. Drama in the Anderson household? No surprise here, but wow. When Adora died, at first I thought, is this the end for the Anderson line? Thank goodness for the lamp!

    But poor Simon. :( Fingers crossed Adora will begin to remember him again…

    Comment by Helen — October 29, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

  5. Yikes! This family is definitely cursed!! Poor Simon. I hope he can win Adora over again and get Ocean out of the picture for good!

    Comment by Shana — October 29, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

  6. Haha, indeed!

    Comment by Mao — October 29, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  7. Haha, yes, more drama! It seems that curse has spread to poor Adora. :(

    Comment by Mao — October 29, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  8. I was so shocked! I’m really curious as to what’s going to happen now…

    Comment by Mao — October 29, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  9. ADORA NOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Omg Lacie you little witch.. she DID curse the family! Poor Simon… his wife has completely forgotten about him =( such sadness…

    Comment by Mohohon — October 29, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

  10. I can’t even try to deny the Soap Opera undertones anymore. My sims are intent on propagating it.

    Comment by Mao — October 29, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

  11. Holy crap, your pregnant women need protective bubbles!!! I was so devastated when I saw she was on fire, but then when she was okay…whew…only to die again! Insane! Adora is one of the prettiest sims I think I’ve ever seen…don’t know why but I love her face, so I’m REALLY glad she’s safe. Though poor poor Simon!!!

    Comment by Shannon — October 29, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

  12. oh WOW! You really do have the worst luck with the original Anderson house… was it the MATY sickness hack at work again or was it the fact her needs were so low from the fire? If it was the first I’d be so tempted to uninstall it! Eric’s a cutie though. I hope Adora works out what’s going on soon… I thought I liked Ocean, but not anymore!

    Comment by Zoë — October 29, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

  13. Nevio, Laci was a gold digger. And a witch. Poor Adora and Simon! Even though I was rooting for Ocean, she did love Simon. *sigh*

    Don’t worry about your husband thinking something is wrong. I’ve talked to my sims and my computer and at this point my boyfriend just sighs and walks away.

    Comment by Victoria — October 29, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

  14. Nooooooooooo! Darnit! I remember worrying in an earlier update that “the curse” was hereditary, but I thought Adora was in the clear. And then she keels over. Sadness, then I see lamp! Hooray! And then all this hoopla. I was hoping maybe Eric’s birth would help the way it cured my family’s depression (something about those babies), but nothing? Really? Sigh. I don’t like the way this is turning out. We were all rooting for Simon. The other guy isn’t supposed to win. :(

    Comment by Fini — October 29, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

  15. You get the most exciting things to happen in your game. If I don’t make drama none happens.

    Poor Simon, I hope Adora gets her memory back or Simon is able to win her over.

    Comment by Monique — October 29, 2009 @ 9:11 pm

  16. Can it get any worse! Good gracious!

    Comment by starrsim — October 29, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

  17. Oh, wow, cursed is right!

    When I came to the bottom of the first page, I thought maybe Adora was going to come back as a zombie. That might be the only thing that would be worse than this – imagine your wife being a zombie AND not remembering you. Poor Simon. I hope he can somehow get rid of that Ocean sleazebag!

    Comment by Carla — October 29, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

  18. Oh man. Poor Simon. And I even felt bad for poor Nevio. A parent should never have to lose his child. Thank goodness Isolde was able to help them.

    Comment by Lisa — October 30, 2009 @ 8:42 am

  19. LOL, they really do, especially in this house! I seriously thought everything was fine and then BAM! At least the game keeps me surprised. :)

    Comment by Mao — October 30, 2009 @ 8:45 am

  20. I was in such a panic. I can’t have one of my original lines just disappear! Her needs were low from the fire, but because she was also pregnant, her energy and hunger kept bottoming out. I was afraid she was going to miscarry, not die. Yikes!

    Comment by Mao — October 30, 2009 @ 8:46 am

  21. Oh, she definitely was, haha. My husband is used to me yelling at my PC, but I rarely swear… and well, the swear words were flying, LOL! So he knew something was up. xD

    Comment by Mao — October 30, 2009 @ 8:46 am

  22. I know! You jinxed me, Fini, LOL! Isolde to the rescue, kind of. ;) Eric sure hasn’t cured it, but I was disappointed because he didn’t have any CC. :P I feel so bad for poor Simon, he’s so distraught.

    Comment by Mao — October 30, 2009 @ 8:47 am

  23. LOL, this was not anything I was anticipating, that’s for sure.

    Comment by Mao — October 30, 2009 @ 8:48 am

  24. I know! My sims decided to shake things up…

    Comment by Mao — October 30, 2009 @ 8:48 am

  25. Oh man, I have a serious problem with zombies! So I try not to make them. They freak me out, sims or otherwise.

    Comment by Mao — October 30, 2009 @ 8:48 am

  26. Simon and Nevio were definitely beside themselves, although now the old guy is fine. Go figure.

    Comment by Mao — October 30, 2009 @ 8:49 am

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