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The Cowboy and the Mermaid

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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    It was a beautiful morning and Dwight invited Lorelei to the top deck to practice sparring. Lorelei comes out strongly with her attack punching fast and Dwight was able to block both the punch and dodge a kick that almost connected a bit too close.
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    Dwight counters with a sharp jab and a kick easily blocked by Lorelei. They are evenly matched so the bouts take quite awhile. Lorelei takes the first point.
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    Despite Lorelei getting the first point, Dwight got the next two points. She does a great job countering his attacks so the sparring match took quite awhile.
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    They went for a dive in the last area and Dwight finally mastered his diving. It has deep trenches to explore and they found a couple of chests with treasures. Dwight explores the cave and when he didn't come back out Lorelei swam in. She found Dwight had swam through the cave and found an island. He was trying to text her when she swam out of the cave. Lorelei decided to relax and read a book. That waterproof pouch she carries around with her apparently holds quite a bit of stuff including towels and books.
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    They relax on the upper deck watching the stars, whispering words of love to each other. The honeymoon has been wonderful but soon it will be time to go home. They talk about the future, both excited about what their future holds for them. They know they were meant to be together and can face whatever happens together.
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    It is the last morning of their honeymoon and they are soon up and getting things packed and stowed away properly for the trip back to port. The engines start and the trip to the port is made much to quickly. They are both a bit sad to leave but they know they will return. The bags are packed and stowed into the taxi and Lorelei and Dwight take one last look around to be sure they have everything. Koolaid sits on Lorelei's shoulder cheeping and chirping excited about the trip on the plane.
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 970 Member
    Even the best holiday must end. :'(
    bekkasan wrote: »

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    Hehe, he stalks his wife! :D

    And another question: when you are under water, does your game looks like your screenshots?
    Because in my game they look like this (putting it into spoiler, because I do not want to be more intrusive as I already am :# )
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    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/953447/streuner-a-cat-s-tale#latest
  • TinySpaceFoxTinySpaceFox Posts: 1,017 Member
    I see Dwight didn't take off his wedding band before sparring... those blows must've hurt, poor Lorelei! No hatred between the two of them, thankfully! :tongue:
    Congratulations to Dwight on mastering scuba diving! But I bet he still can't quite keep up with Lorelei. I mean, he still has a finite air supply!
    Ooh, scary shark... but I'm sure Dwight can rest assured knowing nothing will happen to him as long as Lorelei is nearby!
    bekkasan wrote: »
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    Umm... Lorelei wouldn't happen to be a blond male Sim with short hair, would she? ;)
    Must be nice having a whole island to yourself. What a find :) Though I'm surprised they didn't *ahem* put that privacy to better use... if you know what I mean :tongue:
    bekkasan wrote: »
    They talk about the future, both excited about what their future holds for them.
    I can't claim to perfectly see into the future, but I predict there'll be loads of love, loads of new experiences to share, and loads of babies :tongue:
    Here's wishing them a smooth trip home! :)
  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,048 Member
    @bekkasan Nice setting to do sparing :smile: Congratulations on finding the island. It looks like the honeymoon has gone well :smile:
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member
    @TinySpaceFox Thanks for commenting! You got some good eyes! You were not supposed to notice that! LOL.

    @king_of_simcity7 Thanks for the comments. I do love seeing sims spar, especially as they get more advanced.
  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,299 Member
    What a nice Honeymoon! Yeah, looking forward to seeing some beautiful babies! Loved the meeting if the merpeeps. <3
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member
    @ZeeGee Thanks for the comments. I'm hoping to play some this weekend and hopefully Flickr is finished with their update and back.
  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,048 Member
    @bekkasan I have never trided sparing in The Sims before except for a small bit in Shang Simla :smile:
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member
    @king_of_simcity7 You should it is fun and make for cool pics and would give your sims some confidence in themselves to learn the skill, not for beating each other up, for the discipline it takes and the pride in themselves. :lol:
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    Dwight and Lorelei celebrated their return from the honeymoon with kisses and loving. Afterwards, Dwight went to check the mail and Lorelei was going for a bike ride, but stood watching while Dwight checked the mail. They received several wonderful gifts in the mail some of which will be sold as they have no need for a huge water fountain or a bowling alley. Autumn gave them a dragon egg and Dwight wants to keep that one! He wonders how will a dragon and a Sprite get along? Rafe got them a basketball goal....Dwight is keeping it. Pearl gave them a beautiful wall hanging and that will be kept and treasured. Ricardo gave them a foosball table and Dwight said that is a keeper too. Lorelei has never played foosball and Dwight is shocked. Where are they going to put all that stuff though?
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    Rafe and Autumn noticed the honeymooners were back and hurried over with congratulations and news about the tomb. They held hands with Autumn and Rafe and teleported to the island. The entrance had been cleared and shored up to provide a safe way to get into the tomb. The mayor wants Lorelei to manage it and allow islanders and tourists to come in and tour the tomb to learn about the past. The dive well in the entrance has been sealed off behind a fence to protect anyone from getting inside and not being able to find their way out. Lorelei thinks it might be a good idea to remove it all together as so many teens can be curious and could endanger themselves by getting in and not being able to find the way out.
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    The first room has been set up as a gift shop where islanders can sell home made crafts that still use techniques from long ago. Lorelei is thinking it will be a nice place to sell her book when it is finished. All the traps on the lower two levels have been deactivated and the mummies were dispatched to the great beyond by Rafe. The skeletons were replaced with replica's and the others were buried in a small memorial area on the backside of the island
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    Both couples decided to be sure that the mummies were really gone. I think the mummies are really gone but the sarcophagi seem to be a bit unstable and perhaps should be anchored better to prevent that rocking around.
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    The two couples met at the bistro to enjoy a last meal together. The tomb will be left in Lorelei's management with the mayor's blessing since she discovered it. Lorelei will hire someone to manage it, provide the tours and allow students to study and tour it for their history lessons. Rafe will send the original books and scrolls back as soon as he and the other scholars he has available complete the translations. He will also make sure the originals are placed in protective cases so they do not deteriorate from the elements. Hugs and goodbyes are said and Autumn invites them for a visit to Buccaneer Bay anytime. Rafe takes Autumns hand in his and in the wink of an eye they are gone.
    Dwight looks at Lorelei "That is such a cool way to travel!" Lorelei laughs at him. "You are having to get used to eating kelp in your diet because of me. You want to drink blood too?" Dwight grins "No, not so much to do that! Besides, the kelp isn't bad at all mixed in with the food like I do it."
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    Dwight and Lorelei race upstairs to see who could get in bed the fastest. It was a tie!
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  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,048 Member
    @bekkasan I will have to try it again if I send Sims back to Shang Simla :smile:

    Nice update with the tomb :smile: I wouldn't have thought that a sarcophagus was the best place for a woohoo lol
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member

    @king_of_simcity7 Thanks for commenting. lol...I wouldn't think so either. But those sims are just a bit freaky about their woohoo!
  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,299 Member
    Nice update! Did they really get all those presents in the mail? I've never had a sim get wedding presents!
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member
    @ZeeGee Thanks for reading! Yes, I was surprised about how much as usually its only one or two things. But, they invited a bunch to the wedding so maybe that was it. They got stuff the first time they checked mail when they returned from China and then got stuff the second time when they returned from IP. Coulda been the travel that did it. :)
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    Dwight fixes some fresh pancakes for breakfast the next morning. Kelp and blueberry flavored. Yum! After breakfast Dwight organizes some of the rocks and gems and metals they found on their honeymoon. He plans on taking them to the consignment store to smelt the ores and cut the gems. Lorelei is upstairs doing her yoga exercise and realizes she is pregnant. (She had no nausea and that has never happened to any of my sims, even the ones that traveled while preggers like she did)
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    She immediately hurries downstairs to tell Dwight! She gives him a hug and is smiling so happily he smiles right back at her.
    "I have some wonderful news to tell you. I'm pretty sure we are going to have a baby!" Her voice rises in pitch as she tells him the news and tiny tears form in her eyes she is so happy and excited.
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    "Really! Are you sure? Of course you are sure. Oh my goodness! This is so exciting! We are going to be parents! A baby!" He pulls her into his arms holding her tightly, savoring the moment, the news, the feelings in his heart and how happy he is and how much he loves his Lorelei.
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    He reaches over and pats her belly which is still flat. "Our baby is growing inside you. This is so amazing and awesome." He looks up at her face his hand still holding her flat belly. "You are going to be a Mom and I'm going to be a Dad. I will remember this moment the rest of my life. We are so blessed. I love you so much."
    "I love you Dwight and I am so happy I feel like I'm busting out of my skin. I cannot wait to hold our baby."
    They hold each other tightly kissing with a new kind of passion that this news has brought to their lives.
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  • KevinL5275KevinL5275 Posts: 1,885 Member
    OMG OMG OMG OMG squuuuueeeeeeeeeeee!!

    Those darn fertile sarcophagi! LOL
    I'm a 44 year old married man, with a beautiful wife, a cat, and a simverted personality.
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member
    @KevinL5275 Happy to see you squeeling!
    Yes, it is very possible that may have been a fertility god at the end of the room. Rafe better hurry up with those translations before all the visitors suddenly become preggers!
  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,299 Member
    Yaaaay! Can't wait to see a half mermaid half human little baby!! Congrats to the happy couple! :heart:
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  • emorrillemorrill Posts: 5,608 Member
    KevinL5275 wrote: »
    OMG OMG OMG OMG squuuuueeeeeeeeeeee!!

    Those darn fertile sarcophagi! LOL
    bekkasan wrote: »
    @KevinL5275 Happy to see you squeeling!
    Yes, it is very possible that may have been a fertility god at the end of the room. Rafe better hurry up with those translations before all the visitors suddenly become preggers!

    @bekkasan @KevinL5275 Wait, what? There's a fertile sarcophagi in the game!? :open_mouth: Which guarantees pregnancy if two sims fool around in it? How did I not know this???
    (I know... it's probably because I didn't play WA at day one like most of you. ;) I just bought it like...2 years ago. :p And I haven't played out all the tombs and stuff in each world)
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member
    @emorrill Nope....not one that I know of unless you count risky woohoo option that adds a bit of spice to the game. :grin:
  • KevinL5275KevinL5275 Posts: 1,885 Member
    No, I was just making a joke. :)
    I'm a 44 year old married man, with a beautiful wife, a cat, and a simverted personality.
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    Later that morning, Dwight works on smelting the ores and cutting the gems while Lorelei watches a surfer dude play the guitar at the consignment shop. She sold several of the shells she collected and some of the extra fish. She is now a level 7 scavenging scholar in her dive career.
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    Lorelei wasn't nauseated and sick, but she sure has the back aches. Dwight is becoming an expert at giving her massages. He finds it quite worthwhile considering the sweet rewards she gives him. Dwight has a quick chat with the baby before they leave the store.
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    They are off to the library to read pregnancy and baby books. Dwight was an only child and so was Lorelei and neither have much experience being around kids so they hope they can learn what to expect from the books. A few of their friends have little ones but they don't really know if they want to practice on friends kids. As they leave the library Dwight stops to snap a picture of the two of them.
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    He takes her to dinner at the bistro to celebrate the pregnancy. They enjoy their meal and Lorelei gets another massage after they finish eating.
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    Back home they sit on the porch and talk about the future. "I know you love this house," Dwight tells Lorelei, "but it is small and no room to expand. I don't even know where we would put a crib. The rental property next door is a bit larger, but I don't think the owner is interested in selling the property. How do you feel about moving?"
    "I'm ready to start house hunting!" Lorelei surprises Dwight with her response. "I would like to be moved and settled before the baby comes. My perfect house would be something very close to the water, with large rooms and lots of rooms, because I'm tired of feeling squashed. I think we should have a pool too because you need the swimming exercise and I like swimming in fresh water too. That is how we met, so we should always have a pool!"
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    "Speaking of swimming." Dwight takes her by the hand and they walk over to the rental and swim for a bit in the pool before going inside and settling for the evening. (Pregnant mermaids can't dive!) Things get a bit frisky and they go into the rental as it was closest.
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  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,048 Member
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    @bekkasan Nice update :smile: I hope that they can get the house next door.

    This is one of my favorite interactions: :smile:

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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,765 Member
    @king_of_simcity7 Nope, they won't be moving next door. :wink: You will see in the next update, which might be tonight if I can get it finished.
    I love the cuddle and talking interactions as well.
  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,048 Member
    @bekkasan I use that interest job for couples pictures :smile: I like it when both Sims will look at each other at the same time :smile:
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