Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Aftermath

Destiny Returns To An Empty Home
The Death Of Rhys Leaving Her Felling Alone In The World

 On arrival home after the honeymoon, Destiny feels so out of place.  This was not just her home anymore, it was her and her Husbands home.  But now, he was gone ... just a shadow on her memory, never to walk this planet again.

Destiny couldn't believe what had happened, and the first thing that she did was call her work.  She demand an explanation as to why they had done this to her.  She had worked so hard in that place, she couldn't understand why they would want such a revenge.

"You have been rather absent minded since you met him.  Now he has gone, you can get back to your duties, oh Evil One."

She was furious.  How dare they?

"Never.  You have taken away my husband, and for what?  Some petty jealousy that I have found happiness and you cannot?  You can go on without me, my troop.  You have betrayed me, and I shall never forgive any of you.  I quit!"  She shouts down the phone.

As she ends the call she cant help but break into tears.  Her husband gone, her job she worked so hard for, gone.  Her life as in tatters.

All she had left, was this nectar from their trip.  And she planned to drink it!  Each sweet droplet somehow lightened her sorrow, as she looked on over Lunar Lakes, wishing she could escape.  But she did not have the funds to be in a position to move away from here.

The Wonderful View Was Bitter Sweet.
She Should Be Sitting Here With Her Husband.

 The next morning she can barely pull herself out of bed.  Her tummy is upset from the heartache that plagues her.

She throws on that horrible training jumper, with a black skirt and tights.  Again, she can't even be bothered to do her make-up.  She looks a mess, and she knows it.

What better way to start the day then a cold shower to bring you back to life.  If only it were as easy to do the same for her beloved Rhys.

She normally works out to relieve stress.  Heart ache is a type of stress, right?  So she takes to the treadmill, an attempt at getting those endorphin's flowing, trying to help her to forget.

But no matter how long she runs.  How hard she goes.  How fast she moves.  She cannot shake the sorrow that has filled her once happy heart.  She was numb.

Some of the nectar still sat from the night before.  It was the only thing that gave her somewhat of a warm feeling and make things feel not so bad.  So she reached for another glass.

Part of her knew she shouldn't.  But she wanted to feel better.  She had never felt a pain like this, never.

How was she going to tell her Sister about what had happened.  She would be expecting a wonderful tale of adventure and a happy couple holding hands as they told her.  Not a broken mess of a woman, with nothing left but the nectar in her bag.

 Once again she sat out on the balcony.  Looking out to a spectacular view.  Something that used to always make her smile as she ate her breakfast.

But no longer could it make her smile.  Her face no longer alight with contentment.

The run on the run on the treadmil has done nothing but make her feel gross.  What was the point in even trying to shower this morning if within hours it would be as though she had not bothered for a week.

She certantly was not going to go and shower again.  She just sat with her drink.  With a tear in her eye.  As what was once seen as beauty, is tainted by sadness.

She cannot sit here forever.  Even though she does not have a job anymore she still has some responsibilities to forfil.  Her garden.

She makes her way outside.  The sun almost blinding her cried out eyes, each bean hurting like a lazer.

She stood in the greenhouse.  She looked around.  Some plants were in dire need of a drink.  They were on the brink.  But this did not motivate her.  Rhys loved gardening ...

Instead she went back inside, video games were calling.  One day wouldn't hurt, would it?  But she would probably say that tomorrow aswell.

She Felt Sick.  She Thought She Would Be.
But Instead, A Miracle Had Found Her.

 Destiny stood for a moment in awe as she jumped out of her seat.

She really thought that she was about to be ill, that perhaps she had partook in a little too much nectar.  But no, that was not it.

A transformation happened to her that only an expectant Sim can experience.  A transformation that could only mean one thing.  Could it be true?

All of a sudden her worries seemed to fade.  She was confused.  Was this real?

Destiny jumped on the her bike and she rode as fast as she could to the library.  Surely they would have some books that could help answer her questions.

She ran inside, scrambled around to try and find the area of the place that held the books of this particular subject.

As she read down through the pages, it became more and more apparent.  That a miracle, had found home in her tummy.

Destiny was expecting.

The news was something that she couldn't quite compute.

Fate has dealt her some brutal cards, but was it all for this reason?  Why did this string of events need to happen?  She thought she was being punished ...

A New Home Would Be In Order.
A Task She Didn't Expect To Be Doing This Evening.

A new morning, and her first day of having a bump.  Reality was starting to set in that Destiny was going to be a mother.

She knew that in order to have a healthy baby she would need to keep herself unstressed.  Stress would effect her and her unborn baby.  But with such a pain looming over her, that was going to be difficult.

And she would need to stop using the nectar to forget!  She had a dream that she had a little baby boy.  A beautiful boy that looked just like Rhys, but he wasn't a normal baby.  There were complications during the pregnancy and he had some dissabilities.  It was caused by the nectar.

Oh how she hoped this dream would not come true!  She didn't know!  If she did know she would never of touched the stuff.

She needed to make sure she ate and drank healthy.  Healthy Mum, healthy baby.  She pushed the bad dream aside and forgot about it, but if only she could do that with more than just that dream.

Seeing the pictures of her First Date with Rhys.  The flowers he gave her, it made her sad.  She would never, ever forget him.  She would be sure to tell her baby tales of its Father, and what a wonderful man he was.

Bringing up this baby on her own would be hard.  Destiny had never even held a baby before, let alone know how to look after one.  But, her Grandma Bloom and Great-Grandma Aurora raised their girls single handed.  If they could do it, so could Destiny.

The Documents For The House She Found Came In The Mail.
It Was A Nice Looking House.  And Cheaper Than Her Apartment.

 But before she could hand in the papers, Destiny had some things to clear up in her apartment.

Her fruit and vegetable garden for one.  Some of the plants were in a dire condition after she had decided to not garden the previous day.

The pain and heartache was still there, but he actually found the garden tending somewhat therapeutic.  Watering the plants thtat were dying of this, hydrating them until live springs back in the form of bright green leaves.  Picking the perfect fruits of her and her ancestors labor, from seeds passed down from generations.

These would sure make a wonderful salad, if only she knew how.  A Genie has no reason to cook.

Pulling the weeds away from the flourishing plants.  Weeds that seemed to strangle them, almost cut off their life source of water from traveling up their roots and their stems to bring plentiful water where it is needed.  She could empathize with the poor, defenseless flowers.  She would never leave her garden untended again.

These plants would be left here for the next tenant, she hoped they would take good care of them.  This garden would be an aspiring cooks dream, full of perfection.

She felt saddened to be leaving it all behind.  Her home, her garden.  She had worked hard for them.  But without a job and a baby on the way, something needed to be done.  moving to a smaller home with 1 extra bedroom was the logical move.  And a part of her couldn't wait.

This Will Be The Last Time She See's Her Apartment.
Time's Here Were Great.  But It Was Time.

Her life was in ruins.  But inside her grew a glimmer of hope, that her future would infact be bright.
Destiny made a promise to her bump that she would be the best Mum in the world.  But in order for that to happen, she needed to change.  And fast!


Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Honeymoon - Part 2

The Honeymoon - Part 2
It Was The Last Legs Of Their Honeymoon, Soon They Would Have To Get Back To Reality.

 The morning was met with a burning hot sun that shone right across Licentia.  It was boiling!

The great thing about traveling and being a genie, is that Destiny can simply summon some food whenever they need it.

So they had a perfect and refreshing Autumn Salad for breakfast.  That should sustain them for the day.

The other great thing about being a genie was that she could magically clean herself and Rhys.  Destiny was definatly the best companion for traveling!

After breakfast Rhys got right back to harvesting grapes.  He wanted a good stock to take home so they could plant them, and try to grow them.  And if successful, make their own wonderous nectar!

Destiny had already bought the Nectar Machine.

Destiny wanted to find the ke for that door that got her stuck the previous day!

She had found a secret door in the basement, that lead to a small corridor, and then into another small room which had a treasure chest.

Ancient coins and rare gems!  Wonderful!  These were sure to fetch a pretty penny.

Destinys Adventure was a Dead End
So they decided to leave.

 They were planning to go to that lovely little coffee shop, but first, museum time!

Yes this was an exciting place for them to go.  This museum was dedicated to famous events in Earthlings History.  So for Destiny this was an amazing experience.

She had only heard tales of things that had happened in the past on Earth.

But now, she would get to see it!

She really liked the tales of Chinese History.  Something about it was very different and unique.

The artifacts and statues the museum had from the era was wondrous.

Destiny only wished she could of taken them home!

But Destiny was Evil, not a klepto!

everything was so perfectly designed.  Every little detail chiseled with care.  It was astonishing.  She had never seen anything quite liked it.

For Rhys, this was abit boring, but he did enjoying watching Destiny get excited at every turn as her eyes feasted on the wonders of Earth.  He couldn't wait to take her down their one day.

Coffee Time!

 Destiny wasn't very adept at use a coffee maker.  Yes they had to make their own coffee, its Sims, duh!

The steam spurted right in her face and that made her angry!  Hulk smash puny coffee maker!  Nah just kidding!  But she did get really annoyed.

Rhys just stood and laughed.  "I will make the coffee, ok?"

Destiny found a seat and awaited her coffee.  She felt abit silly.

"Thank you"

The happy coupled enjoyed their hot beverage.  A sly glance and a wink crossing the table as they conversed of their time in Licentia.

They were having such a good time, that they had planned to travel again sometime.  Perhaps out in the Keplar Desert.

Attention was being drawn to Destiny.  Natives weren't very common in Keplar anymore.  They had been run out by the earthlings and living in their own private community's.  So seeing a real "alien" was quite out of the ordinary.

Lots of Earthlings were taking her picture, whispering and pointing.  It was really starting to grate and making Destiny quite paranoid!

Time to go back to the chalet!

Relaxing In The Hot Tub
Absolute Bliss

2 Days left of their trip and it was time for some sight seeing to the max!

Destiny didn't know if she would ever get a chance to come back here and wanted to see everything!

Rhys on the other hand knew they would end up coming back here, but just played along.

First stop was the graveyard.  Yes, the graveyard.

Many famous Earthlings had been burried here.

Destiny browsed around, looking at the tomb stones and messages left on them.  The graveyard was place in a surprisingly happy type of place.

It was full of plants and wildlife.  So colorful!  Completely different from the graveyard back home in Lunar Lakes.  This place was just beautiful.

Rhys had spotted some tombs at the back of the lot and was intrigued.

"What do you think is in there?"

"Corpses of course!"  Destiny said with a sense of shock in her voice.

"Possibly, but why is there a secret switch to one of these tombs just over there?"  He pointed to the switch he saw on the ground.

And there it was, under some grass and leaves.
A secret switch!

 Destiny wanted nothing to do with this.

There was tomb raiding, and there is tomb raiding!

A heavy clunk was heard and a short, sharp squeak.  A door had opened.

Rhys being his brave self took it upon himself to do the investigating, as Destiny was too chicken.

"I am not chicken!"

Ok, ok, whatever you say :P

Rhys gently placed his hand one an old stone box.

It wasn't a tomb, or atleast he didn't think so.

It was a treasure chest!

The lid was heavy.  It took quite the effort to be able to start prying it open.  A golden glow began to seep out the small gap he had made.  What was it?

Ancient coins.  Lots and lots of ancient coins!  They were rich ... sorta.  They couldnt actually do anything with their coins as they had not took on any formal adventures to earn visa points for the town.  But, these coins may come in handy for future generations!

Destiny Had Left Rhys Some Cake
She Was Reading On Her Tablet In The Garden

 It was a yummy chocolate sponge.  Destiny didn't usually leave food laying around for him.  They always eat together and its usually Autumn Salad.

Destiny puts on weight easily so its salad every day of the week!

The cake itself was very nice.  But the filling tasted abit off.

Strange.  Destiny always summons perfect food.  Its a perk of being a Genie.

But something wasn't right.  Soon Rhys tummy began to ache.

"Whats happening"  He cried as the pain began to build.  The pressure, it was like his stomach was about to explode.  What was going on?

Soon the pain had begun to get too much.  Destiny could hear him shouting and she came running in.

"Rhys?  Rhys whats wrong?"

"The cake, what did you put in the cake?"  He asked with a soft voice as if it were a struggle to utter each and every word.

"What cake, I didn't summon cake."

Destiny, hadn't infact summoned any food.  There was a note on the plate.  "Happiness is not for an Emperor of Evil"  It read.

 The Cake Was Poisoned.

 Her crys of adoration for him were too late.  The poison has already set in and his life force had dwindled.

Rhys was dead.

Destiny began to feel something she had never felt before.

Her chest ached.  What was this unidentified pain?

It was as if her heart were about to stop.  About to cease its existence.

Her eyes began to well.  What had just happened was beginning to set in.  And yet Rhys, did not know what had happened.

The tears began to stream down her face.  She had lost the one thing in her life that was most dear.  Her Husband.  He was that one thing that could not be replaced.  And he was taken away from her so prematurely.

As the reaper came to take him away she sobbed.  She now knew what this unidentified feeling was.  It was the feeling of heart break, and she could feel her heart begin to crack and slowly each piece begin to fall apart.

Her body began heavy as each muscle began to deplete of its energy.  She fell to the floor.  Her tears falling around her.  Time felt so slow, she could see each drop crash to the ground, echoing her sorrow.

He Was Gone.
He Was Really Gone.

Her life was ruined.  And it was someones intention to do so.  Someone knew of her career and of her personal life.  Who would do such a thing?
She didn't even get to say goodbye.