James Anderson and Maggie O`Hanlon have an easy relationship, it’s just a shame that it’s sort of put a bit of a clamp on James’ friendship with Maggie’s older brother, Timothy; especially now that she’s pregnant. Katarina Anderson is still alive and kicking, but for how much longer?
“So,” Katarina began, looking Maggie dead in the eye. “This is actually my son’s, right? I mean, I’m not sure if we can do the baby switcheroo again.”
Maggie blinked, unsure of what to say, “I… what… what kind of question is that? Of course it is!”
“Just checking. You think it’s abnormal until it actually happens, then it’s an everyday concern.”
“…that’s just insane. What’s wrong with you?”
Katarina smiled, all teeth, “too much to name. When you’ve lived as long as I have, you’ve seen it all!”
Maggie had been concerned about telling James, but she shouldn’t have been. They may not have been married, but he couldn’t have been happier. Not only could he be completely certain the baby was actually his this time, but he couldn’t think of a better person to have a family with. Given that his parents had never married, James and Maggie were in no rush. They didn’t want to run off and get married just because of the baby.
Things around the apartment mostly revolved around Maggie’s pregnancy. She was off work on maternity leave and so far along she was waddling around more than actually walking. Katarina had no desire to pander to a pregnant woman. She’d done it and she’d been pregnant with a married guy’s baby!
“Hey, you know what pregnant women don’t make? Good windows. You’re blocking the TV!”
James sighed, “mom, seriously, be nice.”
“This is nice. Refuse to move and you’ll see mean! When you’re old like me, your shows are everything!”
Timothy finally made his way over after promising Isolde, on his dead mother’s grave, that he wouldn’t pulverize the father of his sister’s baby. Maggie was happy to see her brother after so long, but a little anxious about his reunion with James. James seemed to share her feelings.
“Before you start throwing punches–”
Timothy interrupted him, “I’m not going to hit you, I promised Isolde I wouldn’t. It’s the only way she’d let me leave! That witchy stuff is serious business.”
Maggie took a deep breath, “then does that mean you’re not mad?”
“Oh, I’m still plenty mad, Mags. Mostly because you didn’t tell me and I had to find out by accident!”
Maggie, unable to come up with a response and feeling a little guilty, made her exit, “um, I’ll be over here…”
“And you, dude, not cool. You knocked up my baby sister. Do you remember when we were teens? Yeah, she was a kid. Gross, huh?” Timothy said, shaking his head. “But what’s done is done, I guess. Just know, you hurt my sister? I’ll turn you into whale bait. They’ll need your dental records to identify the mangled corpse.”
James cringed, “pleasant, Timothy. I’m so glad you’re willing to let bygones be bygones.”
“Yeah, I’m real generous like that,” he said, making a motion with his two fingers, pointing to his own eyes and then at James. “She’s my baby sister, dude. Remember that.”
Of course, no sooner had the threat of Timothy’s fist left their minds, Katarina had to add extra weight. While she’d never done the whole marriage thing herself, she was curious about their dedication to doing this ‘cohabitation thing’, especially since neither of them planned on keeping things open.
“I just don’t see the point. Why not just run off and get hitched like all the other normal people?”
Maggie shrugged, “it’ll happen when it feels right. There’s no standardization, no law that says people with kids have to get married.”
“Psh, should be. Separate the weak from the strong. You don’t know strength ’til you walk in on your boyfriend with three chicks, all covered in Jell-O.”
Maggie, rendered speechless, just gaped at her.
“I mean, of course I got in on that, I love a good Jell-O romp, but still…”
Baby Katherine O`Hanlon entered the world with little trouble. Maggie’s due date came and they went to the hospital as they’d worked out. When they returned, Maggie tried working from home, making sure to keep Katherine close by at all times. Katarina, surprisingly, was a big help with the newborn.
Of course, no one spent more time with Baby Katherine than James. He couldn’t have been happier. In fact, all his thoughts revolved around her and other baby things. Maggie just shook her head anytime he gave her ‘that look’. One little accident was enough for her. She loved Katherine, but the whole baby thing had really thrown her for a loop.
Of course, with birth often comes death. Katarina was sitting in the living area with baby Katherine, watching her shows, when she dozed off. She never woke up. Maggie came downstairs after her shower to find Katarina stone cold on the couch, baby Katherine slumbering quietly in her chair. She took the baby upstairs, called 911, and then James. It was not a pretty situation, he came home immediately from work, completely torn up. He’d always been insanely close with his mother.
Time went on and James channeled his sadness into playing with Katherine. Maggie busied herself redoing the apartment, tired of the old, drab furnishings and wallpaper. They’d gotten the apartment from one of Katarina’s rich flings and his stuff had been there. Now it was in a moving truck, replaced with items more fitting of the family that now resided there.
Notes from Mao: Awww, poor Katarina! You will be missed, you lived a long, crazy life. I’m sure Shang is waiting in the afterlife hottub for you.
James was really torn up by Katarina’s passing, constantly stopping what he was doing and crying. I haven’t had a sim grieve this bad in awhile! Even poor Katherine was sad about her grandma’s passing.
The picture below is hilarious because both James and Katherine are crying over Katarina’s demise while Maggie looks frustrated that their cries are disrupting her game, LOL!
I’m waiting for Maggie or James to spin up a want to get married before I do anything. I like having some non-married couples. My parents never got married, LOL! James immediately rolled a want for a baby when Katherine aged, but uh, yeah. Population control!
How awesome is it that Katherine got Jun Yu’s eyes AND skintone, though?? Woo!
Normally this is where we’d move on to Uni, but we have a new lotsto play! Emma and Jennifer’s before Uni!