And, that's it for Chapter 1! (Way to end on a high note, huh? :P ) It's a little bit of a cliche twist, but what happens next may not be what you're expecting, so stay tuned!
Chapter 2 will probably start in a couple of weeks--I'm absolutely determined to get one of my TS3 stories finished before I resume any other projects, so I'm hoping I can have that out of the way ASAP. I might share a bit of it here, too, if you guys are interested.
And seriously, thank you SO much to everyone who gives feedback, especially to those of you who are so thoughtful and so kind. I'm not always the greatest and keeping tabs on the forums--I'm a bit of a homebody on tumblr, unfortunately--but you're the reason I keep coming back. Please know how much you're appreciated. ♥
@Carewren123 I'm glad you think so, too! And I hope you're right. They're definitely unique characters (particularly Amy, I imagine) so it should have it's own unique spin, but I felt nervous about it for some reason. I'm trying hard to focus on the 'family' aspects of the story rather than 'romance', but the pregnancy is veeerry important to the story later on so I can't really avoid it. So hopefully I do it justice!
And yeah... I think Walter was a bit too starry eyed to even think about what he was doing, lol! He's a pretty brave dude and I wouldn't particularly call him shy, just... disinterested and reclusive because--as we'll explore later--his mother kind of trained him to be that way. But no, he definitely didn't deserve a drink to the face! I may have to have Alexandra explain that one, even if it's in the comic and not this story, lol. XD
Thanks for the comment, hon! ♥ As for Amy and Alex... well. Time will tell. >: ] Ba ha ha ha ha...
@CathyTea *snicker* Oh, if only such a happy ending wasn't fantasy... Unfortunately, I have the earn the 'drama' in the title somehow. XD I'm glad you don't think it's a cliche development, though--I know pregnancy gets spun off a lot (even teen pregnancy) in Sims stories because especially in a base game it's one of the few major things that can "happen", but I'm certainly hoping the dynamic between Amy, Natalie, and the Holiday boys makes it unique, as well as the developments that result from said pregnancy. I was tempted to start the story with her already pregnant so it wasn't a "bombshell" moment, but it worked better for the flow of things, I think.
... Bleh, I sure can ramble.
You are so right, though--true crush! That boy fell hard and fast. I imagine Walter doesn't half-plum anything.