Ch 10.1 -The Talk

10 07 2009

It was a clear afternoon. The sun beamed cheerfully in the sky, as Anna sat on the bench in the patio under the cool shade of the tree; Her head was buried in a book. Angelina painted happily nearby.

“Time sure has gone by..” Isabella said as she staggered over with her cane, and sat by Anna.

She looked up to the sky, and continued “It was just yesterday that i was just a young signorina (girl) in italy. I lived with my Nonna, and we worked hard for everything we had. It was a luxury to have books.” She said with her shaky voice, and smiled warmly as pulled the book away from Anna’s face slowly. “You know, you remind me alot of me, mio tesoro. (My Darling) I too, was fascinated by books.”

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She glanced over at Angelina, and beckoned for her to get closer.

“Angelina, can you come have a seat? I need to have a talk with you both”, she said as she pressed her cane down, and slowly raised herself from the bench. She struggled for a second, but Angelina came to help her. She was elderly, and had a hard time moving about. Anna put her book down and set it on the nearby coffee table, and looked up at her mother attentively.

“What’s wrong, Mama?” Anna asked.

“Well, I’m not getting any younger, and soon the angels will come and take me from this earth.” She began.

“Ma – don’t talk like that.” Angelina interjected. She always got upset when Isabella mentioned death.

“per favore, tesoro..(Please, darling) Let your old mama speak” Isabella replied with a slight frown. Anna nodded for Isabella to go on.

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“I spent my life working hard to provide for you. I’ve spent every last penny i had to build this house, and this family. When i’m gone.. I want one of you to take over. I will leave everything i own to one of you. I haven’t decided yet, but i have already started to write my will.” She stopped for a moment, and wiped a small tear that was running down her wrinkled cheek.

“I want one of you to continue my legacy, and continue my dream. Please, do not abandon this house.” She said and paused for a moment to try and fight back her tears.

“When i’m gone.. This will be the only thing that’s left of me. So that when i’m in heaven i can look down upon my family and know that all my pain, and struggles – that all of my tears were not in vain.” She whimpered, and started staggering towards the door. She did not want the twins to see her cry.

As she held her hand out to open the door, Angelina wrapped her arms around her. Angelina cried into her shoulder.

Anna stood up and starred out to the sky, and in a low voice said, “It’s okay, Ma. We will do the best we can.”

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It’s almost time to vote for the heir!

9 07 2009

Yep! They are now young adults, and it’s (almost) time to vote for the heir. I want you guys to make an informed decision. So, i’ve decided that I’m going to post their traits. I’m also going to be writing a bonus chapter(1st person), that let’s you all know what is going on in their heads. The vote will be attached to that chapter. It should be up either later tonight, or mid afternoon tomorrow!
Check back then!

Also, Yeah. I’m staying with this layout, but I’m still changing pages around to make it easier to navigate. If you guys have any suggestions, or comments regarding the new layout drop me a comment.
Thanks everyone. I’m having so much fun with this legacy story.





Ch 10: You’ve gotta lose it sometime.

9 07 2009

“Kesha! I told you to wait in the car!” Susie yelled as she pulled her small blonde daughter by the hair and pushed her out of the front door.

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Kesha rubbed her head to ease the pain from where her hair had been pulled. She wandered slowly, kicking the gravel on the ground as she walked over to the car in the driveway. She stopped momentarily to look up the colors of the sky. The sun was setting and the sky was blue violet with stripes of orange. Violet was her favorite color.

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“You don’t listen do you!” Susie screamed as she grasped Kesha tightly by her small shoulders, her nails digging into Kesha’s skin. Susie dragged Kesha into the passenger side of  the car, and slammed the door shut. Kesha whimpered quietly, and peered out the window. She had learned early on not to ever complain or try to fight back. That would only end up making things worse.  She rubbed her shoulder, and bit her lip making sure not to make a peep.

Everyday was hell for Kesha. Susie abused her physically and mentally. She would get beaten for the most insignificant things. She was never good enough for the mother. She was called so many names.  Kesha was always alone.  She knew that she had Half-sisters and she wanted to meet them. However, Kesha was not allowed to ask about them or their whereabouts.  She didn’t know much about them, except that they were twins, and they lived on the other side of town.

Kesha looked out the window of the car as Susie sped down the streets.”Mommy, where are we going?” She asked wiping the tears from her eyes.

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“My friend that works at the hospital told me that she saw your father being wheeled into the intensive care unit.” Susie said glancing over at Kesha.

“Is Dad ok?” She asked.

“If he was he wouldn’t be in the Intensive care unit! God, why do you have to be so stupid!” Susie snapped.

Kesha frowned and continued to look out the window.  Susie pulled into the parking lot of the Hospital, and ran towards the entrance. Kesha trailed slowly behind.

One day, I’m going to far, far away.. where mommy won’t hurt me anymore..  Somewhere far where Mommy wont ever find me..  I’ll find my sisters, and maybe they’ll want me around. Kesha thought.

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Little did she know, that her sisters were closer than she had thought.

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BrightEyes V.2 Texture Replacements

6 07 2009

I’ve re-edited the Eye Textures, and made the pupils a few pixels bigger. They don’t look as dilated.

Brighteyes2 Please read the following carefully:

To get the EyeReplacements to show up in game: After installing, simply delete the simCompositorCache.package from My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3. Don’t worry, it’ll respawn when you start your game.

Please note that you can only have one set of default replacement of anything at one time. Be sure to remove any other default replacement eyes you may have before installing these, and likewise be sure to remove these if you find another set you’d prefer to have instead.

Downloading Instructions

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place any .package files you extract in your Sim 3 Mods\Packages folder. (The Sims 3 is usually installed in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\, so you’ll place files in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages). For more Information check here : http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Sims_3:Installing_Package_Files

Download BrightEyes_Miniie070609

Please do not re-upload this anywhere else. This can only be downloaded from this site. Thanks, and Enjoy!





BrightEyes Eye Texture Replacements

6 07 2009

I’ve created a Eye Texture that replaces the default EA eyes. This is what they look like.


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Please READ the following carefully:

To get the EyeReplacements to show up in game: After installing, simply delete the simCompositorCache.package from My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3. Don’t worry, it’ll respawn when you start your game.

Please note that you can only have one set of default replacement of anything at one time. Be sure to remove any other default replacement eyes you may have before installing these, and likewise be sure to remove these if you find another set you’d prefer to have instead.

Downloading Instructions

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place any .package files you extract in your Sim 3 Mods\Packages folder. (The Sims 3 is usually installed in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\, so you’ll place files in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages). For more Information check here : http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Sims_3:Installing_Package_Files

Download BrightEyes_Miniie070509

Thanks. I hope you like it, and leave a comment. Also, If you’d like show me some screen shots that would be great too 🙂

Please do not re-distribute this anywhere else. I have not uploaded it anywhere, and it can only be downloaded from here.

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/!\ Updates

5 07 2009

I’ve been meaning to change things around to make it easier for everything to view, and navigate. I’m also looking to make pages load faster, and re-organize everything.

Unfortunately, WordPress.com does not have many themes to choose from. I have my own host, but it’d be a pain to move everything over, and then notify everyone that is already used to this location.
I’ve already started changing things around in the background, and if you experience any difficulties, Please let me know 🙂
Thanks!

EDIT: Alright, I know this isn’t the most attractive layout, but i don’t have much to choose from.. I hope you all find it easier to find things now. I really liked my old layout except it didn’t have a bar for the pages. You can see that now all the chapters are listed on top.

I hope this is easier for you all? If not i can always put it back.

I might change the layout again, but let me know what you guys think.





Ch 9. I’ll be seeing you.

5 07 2009

<Sorry for the lack of screen shots. This was all in my head.>

Anna woke the next morning. She winced as she opened her eyes. The sun had been beaming brightly from her bare window and illuminating her face. Two small blue birds sat on her window sill chirping loudly. Anna glared at the birds in discontent as she brought her hands up to her face and massaged her temples.  There was a throbbing pain in her head that she tried to soothe. It felt as though her head was being clasped tightly, similar to a nutcracker smashing a walnut. It took her a few moments to notice the stench of vomit that had  been invading her room from her half-opened bathroom door.

She could only recall snippets of what had happened the night before. The last thing she remembered was getting up to go get some fresh air by the window, and Pablo trying to forcibly kiss her. She shuddered at the thought of Pablo running his hands down her shoulders. She has never been touched in such a way, and she didn’t particularly enjoy it. She tried intensely to remember what happened afterwards, but only accomplished to induce the pain in her throbbing head.

How did i get home? She began to wonder, finally looking around and recognizing her sea foam colored walls, and the pink flowered sheets on her bed She felt a sudden wave of nausea come over her, and she dashed into her bathroom that was only a few feet away. The foul stench of vomit had been emerging from the toilet. It was strong and it made her want to vomit even more. The bitter taste of vomit filled her mouth, and she held on to the sides of the toilet. Her head pulsated with every heave she took.

Anna felt a small hand rub her back, and hold her hair up as she continue to vomit into the toilet.

“Anna what the heck did you get yourself into last night?” Angelina asked, her face had been knotted into a frown. “I found you passed out on the lawn. You were going on about some, Myles guy, and how he had to find your ID to find our address because you had passed out in the backseat of the cab.”Angelina said with a look of disappointment on her face.

Anna felt yet another wave of nausea rippling through her body. This was not what she had expected drinking to feel like. “Myles?” She thought, lost in her confusion.

“Oh, Myles” She said.  She could remember Myles now, he had helped her into the cab,and he had also helped her with Pablo. She also remembered passing out shortly after.

“You know, I’m actually upset, Anna.” Angelina said with a sigh. She opened the faucet, and let the cold water wet her hands. She  continued to pass her hands over Anna’s reddened face.

“I stayed up all night sitting beside you while you puked your brains out. You are supposed to be the good one… If anyone should’ve been passed out in the front lawn, it should’ve been me!”

She yelled and paused as if to think, but then shook her head and continued  “It stings a little to see you like this.. It reminds me a lot of Hal, and I don’t want either of us to follow in his footsteps. What if something bad was to happen to you? Krystal isn’t the one who is going to be at your funeral. It’s all fun, and games until something bad happens. No one ever thinks that something bad would happen to them, and then it’s too late. You are smarter than this!” Angelina got up, and stormed off without a word or passing glace.

Anna felt disappointed in herself, but she felt worse for Angelina.

“I’m the good one..”She thought, and sighed.

Why am i always the good one? Why do i always have to be the geek? Why am i always the one that’s too “nerdy” to be seen with?  I have to pretend to know less than i do in class because everyone will say that i’m showing off. They’d think i’m trying to be a know it all. I’m sick of it! Anna thought to herself.