Eternally Yours · Generation 3

Chapter 3.40

“What are you talking about, Honey?”  Hours later I was still upset from the fight with Katie and babbling incoherently to Peter over the phone. “Just hang tight, Penny. I’ll be right over.”

When Pete arrived I told him everything that had happened. I was completely broken in a way I hadn’t been in years. I had no idea how I let a teenager, let alone my niece, crush me in such a way.

“She said what! Oh, honey. That wasn’t what I said at all!”

“So it’s true?” I couldn’t even look at him. I didn’t want to see what his eyes might say.

“Only in her mind maybe. When I was here last week I told her she was a smart, beautiful young lady and that her behavior might give some men the wrong idea about her. I was speaking as a father. I didn’t mean anything else by it.”

I heard in his voice that he meant it. I was struck by another odd thought in that moment. “I meant it like a father…” I was still lost in my own little world when I realized that Pete was still talking to me.

“Come here, Penn.  You have no reason to feel sorry for yourself or the way you look.  Yes, you might weigh more than you did 10 years ago but it’s beautiful.  You know why?  Because you grew a life inside of you.  You’re gorgeous.”

I was so busy enjoying this moment that I wasn’t thinking about anyone but myself.

“Penny? Where is Katie now?”

“Shit. I really don’t know, Pete.”  I’d been so upset that I hadn’t even thought about the fact that she was still gone. I didn’t know how I managed to let a teenager, let alone my own niece, get under my skin like that. After months of watching her destroy herself my resolve was broken.

“Don’t worry, Penny.  We’ll find her.”

Katie finally returned in the wee hours of the morning.

“Hi, Penny.  I’m sorry for what I said and I’m sorry I ran away.”

“I’m sorry too.  Let’s just leave it at that.  We both screwed up and we both have things we need to work on.  You head up to bed.  We’ll start fresh in the morning.”

Katie grabbed on to me a sobbed.  I knew I would never replace her mother.  I just hoped we could weather these teen years together.

6 thoughts on “Chapter 3.40

  1. Aww, well I hope Katie truly is sorry. Glad they “made up.” And Pete is so sweet to still find Penny so beautiful despite her weight gain! He’s truly a keeper. *SWOON* Can I just say that I love how she put on a few pounds after giving birth? It’s so much more realistic than the Sims whose bodies just bounce right back to skinny-minnie like nothing happened! 🙂

    1. I love Peter. Before, when Penny was with Xander that was more or less because my previous legacy starred Xander’s family. I wanted to bring them back and I had some fans that wanted them to come back. I never *loved* Xander and I really feel like you have to love your characters for the story to work.

      Also…I’m glad you like Penny’s weight gain! It’s super annoying that they go from preggo to skinny ninny in 0.3 seconds. It was doubly annoying because Penny is athletic and constantly tries to work out and after a 10 minute workout she’s like 2 pounds again!

  2. I’m so glad everything turned out alright and Katie returned home. I was really worried for a moment though… I like Peter and Penny very much! I would be lovely if they became more than friends or romantic interests… 😉

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