Chapter 4.2: Familial Bonds

Hey, it’s been a while, sorry about that. I was moving between states then setting up house and getting into a routine. While I still don’t have a routine down I’m mostly settled in and decided to write the next instalment to the Harwood Legacy. So let’s get on with it!

03-01-19_9-07-57 PM.pngAlison gathers up her club for another rousing adventure of reading books. I also added friendly interactions, being funny, and others to the approved club activities.

Club goer: So I hear congratulations are in order. You and your husband are expecting your first! Let’s celebrate together as I am expecting as well!

Alison: Oh, congratulations! Not to sound rude or anything, but didn’t your husband die?

Club goer: Yeah, but I got a new beau!

Vax: Oh hey guys! What’s new?

03-01-19_9-10-30 PM.pngLike mother like daughter. One sounds better than the other; I’ll let you guess who’s who.

 

Alison: Jane, would you like to join the Page Turners? I’ve made some improvements.

Jane: Yeah, sure, whatever I’ll join your musty book club it’d be good for school.

Harmony: Don’t be rude Jane.

* Jane was happy to join the club, but afterwards she insulted Alison for some reason.

03-01-19_9-20-14 PM.pngJane is on the last milestone for the whiz kid aspiration.

 

Darcy finished his aspiration and got promoted to Project Manager!

03-01-19_9-23-08 PM.pngWhich put him in a frisky mood.

Alison: You’re the sexyest nerd ever!

Harmony: Ya know we really should have gotten one of these sooner! They’re so relaxing!

Alison: I know what you mean! It’s really nice to feel nearly weightless considering I’m growing bigger by the day.

03-01-19_9-28-39 PM.pngJane working hard to get her mental skill up.

03-01-19_9-31-09 PM.pngI had forgotten to get Elliot’s picture taken before he left, but I made up for it.

03-03-19_12-59-15 PM.pngPercy! I miss you! Also Vex’s new aspiration is bestselling author though I don’t expect to complete it.

Happy Birthday Harmony!

Harmony: Getting old is no fun.

03-03-19_1-12-31 PM.pngAnother member of Alison’s club got knocked up.

03-03-19_1-13-39 PM.pngAlison: Hey honey, I see you’re reading. Would you like to join my club?

Darcy: Sure. I love a good book.

Vex, the youngest of generation 3 is now an elder. And she decides to retire to focus on her writing.

 

03-03-19_2-36-36 PM.pngDarcy changes careers to the Military.

03-03-19_2-46-19 PM.pngDarcy: Hey kiddo, can’t wait to meet you.

03-03-19_2-51-04 PM.pngDarcy picks up the archeology skill to help with his aspiration.

03-03-19_3-30-49 PM.pngJane get’s extra help with her school project.

03-03-19_3-43-39 PM.pngAlison completes her aspiration then goes into labor!

03-03-19_3-48-49 PM.pngDarcy: Oh dear what am I to do!

03-03-19_3-49-42 PM.pngAnnabeth: Don’t worry cousin I got this!

Darcy: Eye, eye ma’am. That does make me feel better!

03-03-19_3-51-25 PM.pngDarcy: Ya know, this isn’t so bad.

Alison: Speak for yourself darling!

Alison: Well….I guess we’ll meet the baby at home. I’m outta here!

When they get home a blizzard strikes!

Darcy: Make a run for it!

Alison: I don’t think I should be running so soon after labor!

03-03-19_3-55-45 PM.pngWell everyone, meet Ginevra Harwood. Named after Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series.

03-03-19_4-39-19 PM.pngAlison is now working on Friend of the World aspiration. So she goes into San Myshuno to meet some new friends.

03-03-19_4-47-02 PM.pngAlison here autonomously flirts with Vax, but he shuts her down hard.

Darcy was asleep in the room and he wakes up none to happy. 03-03-19_5-50-26 PM.png

Darcy went to confront her about it but I had him go do something else and then immediately regretted it cause it would have been interesting to see how it would have affected their relationship.

Winterfest rolls around so it’s time to deck the halls, give copious amounts of presents to loved ones, and stuff your faces with way too much food.

Darcy and Alison get their couple photo taken and Alison also gets her solo picture added to the wall.

03-03-19_6-21-13 PM.pngAnd then they celebrate; just the two of them.

03-03-19_6-25-45 PM.pngWhich leads to the joyous news that the couple is expecting their second child.

Georgiana, Frederick, and Elliott also joined in the festivities.

03-03-19_6-55-57 PM.pngI love this picture. Percy and Malone came by for a visit. Generations 2, 3, and 4 heirs in one picture.

03-03-19_7-12-12 PM.pngJane completes her Whiz Kid aspiration then blows out her candles. Poor kid is sick but she soon cures it with medicine.

03-03-19_7-14-53 PM.pngAlso flying baby! Ginny’s birthday as well!

03-03-19_7-47-32 PM.pngFirst up Jane looking adorable with her gap tooth. She gets the Creative trait to go with Outgoing, and Geek. She wishes to be Fabulously Wealthy.

03-03-19_7-29-10 PM.pngLittle Ginny is a charmer. And she has purple eyes!

03-03-19_8-07-44 PM.pngGinny’s room gets a little makeover.

03-03-19_8-14-06 PM.pngDarcy gets promoted to Sargent Minor and mentors Jane.

Although his mom has to show him who really is the boss around here.

03-03-19_8-58-50 PM.pngMaxed communication skill achieved!

03-03-19_9-21-43 PM.pngAlison was not impressed by the residents of Strangerville.

03-03-19_9-19-34 PM.pngI mean this is rather creepy!

03-03-19_9-35-34 PM.pngIn other news Cousin Moira is pregnant.

So before I end the chapter here I do have some family updates.

Elliot got married to Letisha (don’t know her maiden name) and they had a daughter Anne.

Remember Pink Hair lady? Well her new husband is Frederick and they have a son named Craig.

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Chapter 4.1: Occupying One’s Time

Last time Darcy and Frederick went to Selvadorada to explore a different culture. There Darcy met Alison Delgado, no relation to the Brendleton Bay Delgados, and became very smitten with her eventually asking her to move in. Percival Harwood joined his ancestors in the great beyond and his remains moved into the family mausoleum under the house.


02-28-19_6-25-40 PM.pngWe start off the update with Harmony completing another aspiration. Now she is working on Successful Lineage.

02-28-19_6-41-42 PM-2.pngBefore Georgiana moves out she gets her picture added to the wall.

Alison makes herself useful by cleaning and repairing items. I believe the cleaning was autonomous and the repairing was directed.

Alison: Thanks for inviting me out so soon after I joined the page turners. What is it exactly that this club does?

Science lady: I’m sorry but I’m not part of this club, but it looks like the sims you came in with are reading books…so maybe…read a book.

I think Alison was expecting a little more out of her club.

02-28-19_6-55-41 PM.pngVex: What a weird light…I wonder where it comes from?

02-28-19_6-56-09 PM.pngIt’s Elliot’s birthday into Young Adulthood.

02-28-19_10-52-56 PM-2.pngElliot pretty much looks the same except maybe a little more filled out if possible. Elliot’s last trait is Geek.

02-28-19_10-55-55 PM.pngElliot gets a little makeover and he, Georgiana, and his brother Frederick move out to an apartment in San Myshuno. Frederick doesn’t look too happy with this development.

02-28-19_11-05-40 PM.pngAlison finds the newest work out machine. I find it a little interesting that sims don’t change into their work out clothes when interacting with this machine.

02-28-19_11-09-03 PM.pngVex: Okay I’m back from that terrible experience. Elliot are you ready for your birthday?

Yep Elliot had his birthday and moved out before his mom got back from outer space. And Vex was really angry about the abduction too.

03-01-19_7-46-10 AM.pngHarmony wanted to start a new career so I had her join the music career, but it didn’t count as new because she was employed in the music career previously. However, I feel like this job suits her the most so she says.

While Alison is working on her Leader of the Pack aspiration she’s not going to have a job, so to fill the time when she’s not having a club gathering she does odd jobs around the house.

03-01-19_7-55-25 AM.pngVax: How are you holding up Harmony?

Harmony: Um…I’m doing okay. Although I worry for Jane. She spent the least amount of time with him.

Vax came over when Alison was holding a club meeting, so she invited him to join and he accepted.

Alison: Hey Masato, I think this club is great but it could be better! How’s about you step down….temporarily of course…to let me see if I can improve upon your success?

Masato: Shure I could use some new ideas to infuse this club with.

And thus Alison became leader of the Page Turners.

Frederick: Don’t mind me. I thought I’d just stop by and take care of a few things.

Me thinks Frederick is a little homesick.

Darcy, being in love with his fiancee wanted to spends some quality time with her. While Alison, said fiance wanted to flirt with her former club leader…..maybe this is where she got a bad reputation.

Alison has completed her second milestone and now is working on tier 3.

However Darcy’s wish gets fulfilled. I will say once I catch up I will fulfill more of my sims wishes, especially the ones that aren’t necessarily what I want just to make things more interesting.

03-01-19_8-42-53 AM.pngHarvestfest rolls around and Vex is still sad, but life goes on and they have a holiday to celebrate.

03-01-19_8-42-26 AM.pngJane plays on the piano and completes her aspiration!03-01-19_8-45-51 AM.pngAfter unchaining herself from the piano she gives an offering to one of the Gnomes. Which it happily accepts.

03-01-19_8-48-01 AM.pngEveryone eats the grand meal at their own pace. It would have been nice to get a family picture of them dining together, but they were hungry at different times so this is what we get.

The rest of the holiday passes uneventfully. Darcy helps Jane with her new aspiration as a Whiz Kid then runs on the treadmill. Harmony decided she wanted to edit a video, but had to create one first. 03-01-19_7-49-07 PM.pngAfter the holiday the family decided it was time to upgrade their house. I downloaded this house created by Deligracy from the gallery.

Jane continues to get help from her family so she can complete her second aspiration.

03-01-19_8-03-26 PM.pngPearl, the founder, was the first ghost to visit the family in their new house.

It’s been awhile since someone has visited the family Vet Clinic so I sent Alison their to check up on it. While she was their an elder pet died, the second one to die in the clinic, so after Grimm left Alison decided it was time to go herself.

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That night Darcy and Alison pledged their love for one another in front of the Harwood family. There was food, drink, dancing, cake, and naps for everyone. Jane spent most of the party napping and Alison took a bath before cutting the cake.

The next morning Alison tells Darcy the exciting news that he his going to be a father. At first he isn’t sure what to think, but then is elated.

This is where I end the chapter, join the Harwoods next time to see the new bundle of joy. And will Alison’s bad reputation get her into trouble?

Chapter 4.0: A Single Man of Good Fortune and All That

Darcy was announced last chapter as the heir to generation four and now his job is to raise generation five! But first we still have Frederick, Georgiana, and Elliot in the house. Frederick will move out with Georgiana and Elliot when they become teens.

Darcy calls up the travel agency and books a trip to Selvadorada for himself and his cousin Frederick. Darcy wants to get out of the house and experience the world before he has to settle down and raise kids.

He meets some interesting locals and learns about the local culture.

02-01-19_2-26-29 PM.pngDarcy notices the stars are particularly bright in Selvadorada compared to his home in Brindleton Bay, or maybe he never took the time to appreciate them until now.

Frederick took advantage of the swimming pool before heading out to the local market place. He bought some souvenirs to remember his trip and got to chatting up the locals about the area and what he could expect to see and experience in Selvadorada.

Darcy: Hey Alison, it’s me, Darcy….from the bar last night.

Alison: Yes, I remember you. Practically the only other redhead here in Selvadorada. What can I do for you?

Darcy: Oh man, all this food looks so good….I don’t suppose, I mean, would it be too much to ask if I get a discount on your lovely food. Especially if I take you out later?

Alison: Well….I don’t know….this food is already at a good price….but you drive a hard bargain…Sure! Just don’t forget out date!

02-01-19_2-45-16 PM.pngDarcy: Wow! I wasn’t expecting it to be so spicy, but it’s really good!

Alison: I’m glad I can make your trip to Selvadorada a pleasurable one!

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After eating he local cuisine Darcy purchased some supplies and headed out to explore the rich history that is Selvadorada.

The jungles of Selvadorada can be and exciting but dangerous place. While Darcy was fishing and admiring the runes of a civilization long past he was startled to see an alligator….or was it a crocodile….Either way he booked it out of their quickly and stubbled his way into a temple.

He was able to uncover some of the temples secrets before it was time to head home.

02-01-19_3-35-36 PM.pngBack at home he didn’t forget his promise to Alison and invited her to a Windenburg bonfire.

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Darcy and Alison spent the majority of their night talking and dancing.They learned they  both shared a passion to dance. Before the night was over they exchanged contact information so they could get to know eachother better.

02-01-19_3-33-51 PM.pngWhile Darcy and Frederick were out adventuring Vex was promoted to Minor Leaguer.

02-01-19_4-35-45 PM.pngPoor Frederick was exhausted buy his trip he didn’t make it to his bed, though he was so close!

02-01-19_4-50-58 PM.pngGeorgiana: Thanks dad for helping me with this project.

Percy: Anything to spend some time with my baby girl.

Georgiana: Daaaaddddddddd I’m not so little anymore and Jane is your baby girl now.

Percy: You both are my baby girls….that never changes.

02-01-19_6-11-01 PM.pngDarcy: And so the dinosaurs lived happily ever after. The End. *whispers under breath* You are going to be so disappointed when you learn the truth about dinosaurs.

02-01-19_6-12-02 PM.pngWhile Darcy got a job in the Tech career Frederick got a job in the gardening career.

02-01-19_6-33-57 PM.pngHappy birthday Jane!

02-01-19_6-45-29 PM.pngJane rolled Outgoing just like her dad and big brother. She is also and Artistic Prodigy.

I can’t remember if it’s neighborhood brawl day or Vex just challenged Percy to a spar but Vex won.

02-01-19_7-03-41 PM.pngPercy: I honor the Harwood founders Pearl and Paolo may you continue to grace us with your ghostly presence.

02-01-19_7-31-01 PMDarcy: Thanks for coming Ali, even though it’s raining like crazy.

Ali: Oh the rain doesn’t bother me, and I like spending time with you.

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Darcy: I like spending time with you too!*smooch* I hope that was ok.

Ali: More than ok it was the best first kiss ever!

Darcy: I know you said you don’t mind the rain, but how about we move our date to a cafe?

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In the way of sims the couple goes from their first kiss, to going steady, and finally to a proposal.

02-01-19_7-50-46 PM.pngAfter Darcy gets home from his date with Ali he reaches level 10 in the Programming skill. He still needs a couple of more hours on the computer and to reach level 5 in the Tech Guru career.

02-01-19_8-17-45 PM.pngPoor Georgiana was just coming out of the telescope after admiring the cosmos to get a shock from the sky.

02-25-19_9-04-32 PM.pngDarcy: Hey dad I just proposed to Ali and she said yes!

Percy: Congratulations son! Hopefully the universe will actually let you two lovebirds get married and not decide that you can’t say your vows for some non-existent reason.

Darcy: Um…..I’m not sure I understand

Frederick: Are you talking about why you and Aunt Harmony never got married? What did the universe have to do with it?

Percy: The universe works in mysterious ways….is all I’m saying.

02-25-19_9-08-16 PM.pngVex is still pretty badass!

02-25-19_9-19-28 PM.pngFrederick got a promotion!

02-25-19_9-18-54 PM.pngVax is a daily visitor. I thought I gave Scanlan a key to the house as well, but he doesn’t come over so maybe I didn’t? Next time I open up the game I’ll have to visit him.

Elliot: Hey Nicola you wanna hear a joke.

Nicola: Sure, I love a good joke!

Elliot: Ok so If you’re an American going into the bathroom, and an American coming out of the bathroom what are you in the bathroom?

Nicola: Um…………

Elliot: European!

Nicola: Um………….OH………hahaha I get it! That was a pretty bad joke, but it was kind of funny in how bad it was.

02-25-19_9-32-58 PM.pngVex was more productive in her day than her son Elliot while he was telling bad jokes she achieved a promotion.

02-25-19_9-53-36 PM.pngPercy: Honey, I want to support you in your creative endeavors, but you really need to stop painting the floors.

Jane: But dad, the floor is my canvas. It was calling to me!

Percy: We have an art table for when the creative muses come calling.

Jane: You don’t understand. The artist doesn’t pick the art, the art picks the artist!

Percy: Just clean it up and don’t do it again.

Harmony: After all of these years you still make my heart flutter.

Percy: Same for me.

Harmony: You sure that’s not you just getting older, maybe you should get that check out.

Percy: Ouch! Nothing like the love of your life calling you old.

02-25-19_10-36-45 PM.pngDarcy is getting close to completing his aspiration. He is a level 4 in his career, but he is getting close!

02-28-19_10-03-15 AM.pngPercy: Son, I’m so excited that you’re getting married. I’m sorry if I didn’t properly express that earlier. Sharing my life with your mom was the most amazing thing that I was able to experience, outside of having you and your sisters of course!

Darcy:  I know dad, but thanks for saying it.

02-28-19_10-06-12 AM.pngPercy completes a milestone then gets a couple of achievements.

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The most interesting sim in the world being one of them. The first time I got this achievement in the game!

02-28-19_10-16-59 AM.pngDarcy: Dad, are you ok?

Percy: I suddenly don’t feel very good.

02-28-19_10-17-28 AM.pngPercy: I think I’ll lay down here….

02-28-19_10-17-42 AM.pngDarcy: Dad no!

02-28-19_10-18-08 AM.pngGrimm: Ah jeez, another big family. It’s so much easier when I don’t have to deal with the water works. Whelp work calls.

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Darcy: Please Grimm, don’t take him yet. It can’t be his time, it just can’t!

Grimm: Sorry kid, he’s lived a good and long life. Don’t worry though if you keep this urn around, like I know you legacy sims like to, you’ll still get to see him from time to time.

Harmony: *bawling her eyes out* It is SO NOT the same!

02-28-19_10-24-14 AM.pngGoodby Percival, you were one buff sim, maybe even buffer than your great-grandfather Paolo. Percy leaves behind his wife (In my eyes, but apparently not the games), three kids Darcy, Georgiana, and Jane. All of his siblings are currently alive; Scanlan is a vampire so will probably never die. And he has many nieces and nephews.

Darcy takes his official Portrait as heir to the legacy.

02-28-19_10-38-21 AM.pngVex: Take that, and that! How dare I be sleeping! I wasn’t able to say goodbye to my brother!

A couple of sim hours later Vex got the notification that Hector died as well.

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Jane: Yay! Nothing like forced happiness to get over the death of a parent! At least it’s not Winterfest….or Harvestfest.

02-28-19_11-03-55 AM.pngI had to get Fredrick into a good mood, I think he’s in a playful mood, so that he wouldn’t cry while taking his portrait. It took several tries to get enough happy/playful emotions to out ride the sad.

02-28-19_11-10-49 AM.pngAli: So sorry about your dad.

Darcy: Thanks babe, in fact I was wondering if you’d like to move in. I know it seems too soon, but I know having you here will lift the spirits of the house!

Ali: How can I say no to that?

It also is Georgiana’s birthday! Rolles Self-Assured to go along with her Goofball and Vegetarian traits.

I’ll end this chapter introducing you to Darcy’s fiancee Alison Delgado, no relation to the Brindleton Bay Delgados.

She also came with a little bit of a bad reputation. I don’t know what for, but we’ll find out together.


Some Extras before you go!

02-01-19_7-17-19 PM.pngHere is Vax’s youngest daughter Vilya, also named after a Critical Role character.

02-01-19_7-18-56 PM.pngSean Blankenship is the grandson to Malia Harwood, generation 2 spare. His dad is Malia’s son Dominic Blankenship.

02-28-19_10-14-22 AM.pngThis is Kima Blankenship another grandchild of Malia. Daughter to Annabeth Blankenship.

02-28-19_10-14-32 AM.pngThis is Kima’s little brother Victor.