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The Cowboy and the Mermaid


  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,015 Member
    @bekkasan Beautiful update with the wedding :smile:
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member
    @KevinL5275 Passes the tissue box. Thanks so much for commenting! Glad you enjoyed it.
    I do like the sparkle they have and don't mind it a bit. I know it bothers some simmers. I think it is pretty.
    I hope they got the woohoo part ok since she was in her people form....I didn't peek under the covers. :open_mouth:
    I'm wondering about those merbabies! Do they have bunches like fish do? :lol:

    @king_of_simcity7 Thank you for commenting. I'm happy you thought it was beautiful.
  • meerkattimemeerkattime Posts: 1,086 Member
    edited April 27
    Hi. The big thread looks a bit overwhelming now but I decided to come and say hello over here :). My previous comments are from two weeks ago so I'll continue from there.
    A mummy - baaad. Biting bugs - worse ;)!
    Nice of Dwight to try diplomacy - too bad mummies are not exactly known for that :# ;) .
    I guess Dwight can't be a very good fighter with his injuries :(. I agree with @emorrill - I wish the game would have let Lorelei help him like a real woman would do in the same situation!
    No time for a massage right now, Lorelei - you two should get out of there! ;). I see they thought so too :p .
    No more mummies - good!
    Poor Lorelei - she looks miserable after having stuck her hand in the hole in the wall :D .
    Who would think Dwight just hurt his back when fighting with the mummy - that was an impressive dive in the well ;) .
    Haha, no wonder they want to get married the next day :D.
    They must be starving after the adventure in the tomb - grilled cheese sandwiches sound perfect! And Dwight is always thinking the best of Lorelei - it's so sweet <3.
    "I always feel that love even when you are not here with me." Romantic! :blush:
    "Together, we can do anything. I believe in us." :love:
    The picture of them cuddling in the bed is very pretty. I love the expressions on their faces.
    Very, very beautiful sunrise! What could be better than sitting at the porch with a loved one and admiring such a beautiful sky :blush: .
    It sounds like Rafe might be showing up in the near future! :)
    I really like Dwight's open shirt - it suits him :p :smirk: .
    Ha, Rafe and Autumn are there! He reacted quickly to the email :). Nice to see them visiting the story and will be interesting to see what they find out.
    Rafe is very understanding regarding Lorelei's technophobia. That's nice of him!
    The vampire senses are very useful - I like it how he knows that there are several mummies. I'm glad he won all the fights!
    Haha, Lorelei definitely doesn't look impressed with the TV. Dwight's giving her a bit concerned look ;).
    Such a beautiful background song for the wedding <3. I love it. I hadn't heard it before.
    Looks like Lorelei is not the only mermaid at the wedding :).
    I'm sure Lorelei is right and Dwight will make an awesome and caring dad. Hoping to see them making many, many beautiful sim babies :blush: .
    Lorelei's dress is beautiful :). She and Pearl made a good choice!
    So happy to see those two getting married - they were both so sad at the beginning of the story and so happy now that they are together <3.
    The pictures under the arch are perfect! :star:
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member
    @meerkattime Thanks so much for your comments! I'm glad you are enjoying the story.
    I couldn't resist bringing my hottie Rafe and his hottie Autumn into the story. It's making me want to get back to their story though. :)
    Hope you've had some fun simming time. We've missed you over there, but do understand it gets overwhelming at times. :)
  • meerkattimemeerkattime Posts: 1,086 Member
    @bekkasan I haven't got a chance to play my saves too much lately but I realized some of my towns need "new" blood from other towns (read: hottie males :D ) so I've spent my game time giving townies makeovers and saving them to the bin for further use, which is fun and relaxing too when there's not enough time for "actual gameplay" :blush: .
    Rafe and Autumn are definitely hotties and it's fun to see them in another save. Makes me think about Seth and his lovely Shea - I want to see their babies too someday ;) .
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member
    @meerkattime Some evenings I do nothing but build or work on some of my fairy's sims and elves that I'm making for an eventual story. I've got so many ideas and so little time. :weary:
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    As the ceremony ends Pearl is looking at Ricardo and not at Lorelei and Dwight! Will they be the next couple wed in town?

    One of the guests brought his son as he was unable to find a baby sitter. The little boy was well behaved and giggled and drank milk (I have the mod that they can feed themselves a bottle if they get hungry....keeps the crying under control) and explored the lot. Such a cutie.

    Lorelei is pleased with the cake and Dwight cuts them both large pieces. Perhaps they could have stood just a smidgen closer to eat it though.

    Time to dance and enjoy the island music that is Lorelei's favorite music.

    Rafe chatted with one of the island leaders (he is the one that brought the toddler) about the tomb and keeping islanders away until he is finished exploring it. He tells him about Lorelei's discovery of a long ago settlement and memorial underwater that lead to the island tomb being discovered. The leader is excited about learning more of the islands history and is hopeful that Rafe can make things safe and recover the knowledge of their ancestors from the books and scrolls.

    At first everyone thought this silly sim was in labor. Nope, just freaking because of Rafe and Autumn who were having fun dancing and certainly not bothering anyone. Perhaps she was upset that Rafe was dancing with one of the other guests and not her. Several sims danced with each other and a few danced by themselves. It was a lovely party and enjoyed by all who were invited. The only casualty was a paparazzi who was following the island leader around and lets just say she fell in a sandpit that suddenly opened up and will never be seen again and will not be missed either.

    Dwight holds Lorelei in his arms. "Lets sneak away, I don't think anyone will notice."
  • KevinL5275KevinL5275 Posts: 1,884 Member
    Wooooooo! Honeymoon time! *giggles* Love the orange outfit. :) <3 <3

    I love the dancing pic too, the male sim on the right looks like he's having a great time now, but will need to see a chiropractor in the morning. LOL
    I'm a 44 year old married man, with a beautiful wife, a cat, and a simverted personality.
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member
    @KevinL5275 Thanks for commenting. That is her original sleep outfit from @CravenLestat, master of lingerie! :wink:
    I do agree that Ricardo (Pearls boyfriend) will need to visit the chiropractor!
  • emorrillemorrill Posts: 5,598 Member
    @bekkasan Yay! New update! :smiley:
    I have the mod that they can feed themselves a bottle if they get hungry....keeps the crying under control
    Really?? :open_mouth: That's gotta be like one of the best mods ever! Where'd you find it? :mrgreen:
    Because seriously, I hate when sim parents bring their toddler to a community lot and once they start screaming, for whatever reason, they never tend to their needs! :grimace: So everyone else has to suffer.....
    (Kinda like with those parents who bring their screaming little ones to Wal-Mart - when they should be taking a nap - and do NOTHING about it! :angry: Sorry if that's mean to say, :no_mouth: but... I couldn't help myself! )

    That cake is so pretty. :star: And yeah I WISH they had added an animation where the bride and groom feed each other with a piece and then everyone else is served... *sigh*
    Gorgeous lights and Rafe with that style of hair...Rawr! :love:
    That lady that freaked out was probably a neurotic sim. :p But yeah, I would think she was going into labor too!
    The only casualty was a paparazzi who was following the island leader around and lets just say she fell in a sandpit that suddenly opened up and will never be seen again and will not be missed either.
    ^ OMGOSH! :joy: :joy:
    Ohhhh that was a good laugh for this morning!

    Oh yeah, the bride and groom sneaking away. :smirk:
    I LOVE this picture!
    The look of love and happiness on Dwight's face. <3

    Bow chica wow wow! :lol: Sorry!

    Aww! I bet it was one romantic and passionate night and I am SO happy for them both! <3
    (Will they have a honeymoon baby? :mrgreen: )
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member

    @emorrill Thanks for the comments! I love them.
    The mod is here at MTS. I really think sometimes I have every help mod from MTS and then I hear of something I don't have. LOL....and then I do. :tongue:
    That is one of the pretty cakes. I like that pink inside!
    I so wish they had better cake animations as well!
    They had a very romantic and fun filled first night together!
    No comment on the baby yet. They are having lots of fun though!
  • PuddinroyPuddinroy Posts: 3,762 Member
    @bekkasan: Awesome wedding for Lorelei and Dwight. Smiles, yay for a honeymoon.
    :) Smile!

  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member
    @Puddinroy Hey!! Good to see you. :smiley: Thanks so much for commenting. I liked having a beach wedding. It was fun.
    The honeymoon is fun so far! :::wiggles eyebrows::: I've had some time to play today. I should be studying for a silly test the company wants us to take. I'm taking it tomorrow.
  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,015 Member
    Nice scenes from the weeding party :smile: The toddler looked a bit out of place with all the other guests lol There is always one Sim freaking out at everything
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member

    @king_of_simcity7 Thanks for commenting. Yup, no kids were actually invited, but I thought it was sweet he brought the boy rather than leave him home alone.
  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,015 Member
    @bekkasan Usually there has to be at least one child at a wedding who does not know what is going on. I can remember one crying their way through my cousin's wedding just over ten years ago just during the service lol
  • KevinL5275KevinL5275 Posts: 1,884 Member
    bekkasan wrote: »
    @emorrill Thanks for the comments! I love them.
    The mod is here at MTS. I really think sometimes I have every help mod from MTS and then I hear of something I don't have. LOL....and then I do. :tongue:

    No comment on the baby yet. They are having lots of fun though!

    I have that mod too, and it says it only works on babies with the "genius" trait.

    Bow chicka wow wow indeed! *giggles*
    I'm a 44 year old married man, with a beautiful wife, a cat, and a simverted personality.
  • meerkattimemeerkattime Posts: 1,086 Member
    edited April 30
    @bekkasan Aww, I hope Pearl and Ricardo will get married soon too :). Ricardo looks so moved by the wedding that he might just end up proposing to his lady the same night.
    Cute kid :).
    Rafe <3.
    Looks like a great party regardless of the paparazzi ;).
    The picture of Dwight and Lorelei right before leaving the party is so romantic <3. Everything after that is just :love: .
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member
    @meerkattime Thanks so much for commenting! I've got my fingers crossed for Pearl and Ricardo as well. They are so cute together.
    I think sometimes the pics do manage to tell the story very well. No words needed. :wink:
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    Dwight and Lorelei enjoy their first breakfast together as husband and wife. Lorelei has just put aside some of the pamphlets showing all the beautiful places to visit on their honeymoon. "I'm so excited about our trip. It will be fun visiting all these places I've read about."
    Dwight nods his head, "I'm happy that Rafe gave us an introduction to the Master at the martial arts Academy. We should be able to get a lesson or two while we are there. Rafe thought some of the moves and exercises might help strengthen my leg as well as make us both stronger if we continue to explore places.I called my doctor and he agrees, but cautions to only train for short periods at a time."

    They finish packing and the taxi carries them to the airport. In no time at all it seems the pilot is announcing the planes arrival over Shang Simla. She encourages the passengers to check out the view from the airplane window.

    A taxi takes them to the hostel where they will be staying. They check in and leave their luggage and head out to explore the town. Lorelei stops Dwight as they walk down the hill and snaps a romantic picture of the two of them with the beautiful background. They decide to rent a couple of bikes and ride into town.

    First stop is the bookstore. Dwight and Lorelei both love reading so they want to check out what the local bookstore has to offer. They sit at one of the outdoor tables and show each other the books they purchased. Dwight bought a few local recipe and fishing books and Lorelei bought a few mystery stories and some historical books on ancient cultures.

    Dwight goes into the relic shop and the owner gets hearts and starts flirting with him. Dwight shows him his wedding ring. "I'm taken and very much in love, take your hearts elsewhere!"

    Dwight and Lorelei decide to go to the academy since it is so close by. They show their introductory letter from Rafe to the Master. The Master tells them he is glad to train any friends of his honorable friend Master Rafe.

    Lorelei makes Dwight promise that he will stop if his leg, back or neck start aching. Dwight makes that promise. "I'm not going to let anything interfere with me being able to be close with you later today!" He winks at her and gives her a quick kiss before the instructors come out.

    The Master starts them off on the training dummy to work on their reflexes and timing. They both work diligently, practicing the moves, anticipating which way the dummy will turn. Sometimes unsuccessfully! They improve with practice and earn their first belt. The Master has them change into the appropriate outfit for the rest of the session.

    The two of them watch as the Master and his advanced student explain sparring techniques, defensive and offensive moves. They are then instructed to spar with each other. The Master and his student stand back to watch offering advice and encouragement.
  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,297 Member
    "Take your hearts elsewhere" LOL! Loved that line. :D
    The Sequel: Part 4

  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    The sparring match is over. Dwight got two hits in to Lorelei's zero. He has an advantage in that his general athletic skill is much higher than hers. The Master tells them to soak their muscles and then go sight seeing. He expects them to return in the morning. Lorelei and Dwight find the hot tub at the bottom of a set of stairs. The quickly change and enjoy the warmth of the waters seeping into the muscles they used this morning.

    They walk to the overlook after finishing their soak. Lorelei points out a few of the places to visit that she read about.

    The Scholars Garden is just down the road from the academy. They walk over to it and watch the huge koi and goldfish swimming in the waters. Dwight pauses to look through a telescope and Lorelei wanders up ahead and sits on a bench where she has a perfect view of Dwight. The gardens are peaceful and Lorelei thinks it would make a great place to sit and read her new books.

    Hunger sends them back to town and they try one of the local specials. Two huge heaping plates of eggrolls and rice are served and they both eat every bite.

    Back at the hostel they exchange gifts. The thank yous for the gifts end in the way all honeymoon hugs should end.

    Dwight had to try his new guitar and Lorelei her new typewriter. (she still freaks because it is just a reskinned puter, but am ignoring that

    Not too much later, they are back in the bedroom for a different kind of fun.
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,756 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    Dwight prepares breakfast the next morning. They eat the delicious pancakes with chopsticks both picking up the ability almost instantaneous.

    They arrive at the academy and start the training sessions. They both get new belts and Lorelei wants to spar with Dwight again.

    As they bow to each other in respect and tradition, Lorelei whispers "I'm gonna get you this time." It wasn't meant to be. Dwight won the match 2-0. She needs to work on her athletics.

    They started learning to break boards and new belts were issued.

    Visiting the Temple of Heaven was one of the highlights of their trip. The view from the Temple was incredible and they both took several pictures.

    Dwight fishes while Lorelei catches butterflies. As they head toward the campsite where they will rest, they find an excavation site and do some digging. They found a few relics and one golden statue.

    Dwight sets up the fire and they roast their dinner. Lorelei is a bit afraid of the fire and eats quickly because the heat is drying her scales out faster than normal.

    Dwight pulls out a radio out of his pack and finds a good music station and they dance together while KoolAid happily chortles and bounces on Lorelei's shoulder in time with the music.

    After all the exercise and training and walking they have done today they soon settle in the tent for a good nights sleep.
  • KevinL5275KevinL5275 Posts: 1,884 Member
    She didnt get him this time, but she got him later. :D :D

    I didn't know the mini-pet can sit on your shoulder. I'll have to check that out.
    I'm a 44 year old married man, with a beautiful wife, a cat, and a simverted personality.
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