Chapter 1.10

Moving was a terrible idea.  I should have thought more about it.

Now I am alone in a new house.  A house filled with dreams and hopes for a future that will never come.  We bought these stupid rockers after the wedding.  We were going to sit on the front porch 50 years from now and be that cute little old couple.

At least I have my plants.  I spend hours in my greenhouse with them.  I talk to them.  They don’t say much and they listen really well.  I like my plants.

Sometimes I sit with Victor.  I made him a room off the master bedroom.  He never talks but I keep him company.  It’s nice having him so close.

Did I mention my plants?  They are becoming really great friends.  I tried to find that puppy that visited me the night Vic died.  You know…in case it was Victor trying to tell me something that night.  The dog vanished just like Victor.  If I see him again I’m adopting him.  I know it’s Victor.

After caring for my friends the plants I came back inside to find the fireplace has started a fire.  Luckily I was able to put it out before it spread.  I was more concerned about our wedding picture than I was the house but at least I saved it all.

“Vic…?”

Liddy.”

Chapter 1.9

The police did a formal investigation.  I listened to what they said but it didn’t stick.

I read the story in the newspaper as the pieces came together.  Victor had purchased a Transmutation Machine.  I didn’t even realize they were real machines.  I’d only heard about them in passing at the alchemy shop.  Even the most skilled alchemists don’t mess with those.  They are quite dangerous.  If you mess up the incantation, it’s very complex and easy to fumble, you…end up like Vic.

I wandered around Moonlight Falls in such a fog for the next several weeks.  I visited the beach a lot.  Victor loved the beach and there was a great fairy house there.  I was never alone with those sweet fairies by my side.

But I kept having these horrible flashbacks to Vic’s death.  Me…standing there…staring while the Grim Reaper took my husband from me.  I should have tried to stop it.  If only I hadn’t been so caught up in dreaming.  I should have asked what he bought.  I should have done so much more.

I was washing dishes one night when the sink broke.  I totally lost it.  I screamed at the sink and then broke down crying.

“I AM DONE”

I phoned the bank and got the biggest loan they would give me.  ThenI got on the phone and called our real estate agent.

“Karen…?  It’s Lydia Lox.  Put the offer in on the house.”

I was approved the next day.  I packed up what was left of my life with Victor and I got the hell out of that house.

Chapter 1.5

After several months of planning the big day finally arrived!

I told Victor I would meet him at the wedding venue.  Then I ran off to the salon to get my makeover.  Marigold was my maid-of-honor and she helped me with my dress, hair, and make-up.  My alchemy business is still not doing too well so this wedding is on the cheap.

When I was ready, Marigold drove me to the Wedding Chapel Extravagana.  You can tell Victor and I stand out even here in Moonlight Falls.  We have the only colorful cars.

We decided to do a viewing before the wedding.  I wanted to have a close-up reaction when Victor saw me for the first time.

Yeah…totally worth it.  I have to admit…I looked way more beautiful that I ever thought possible.

“Liddy…you look…wow.  Liddy…you know you can still back out.  I am not going to make you marry me if you really don’t want to do it.  I won’t hate you.  We can wait until you are ready.”

“Oh, Vic shush.  Everything is already paid for so we have to go through with it. Of course I want to marry you.  Now get under that wedding arch!”

And so it happened.  I got married.

When Victor put that ring on my finger though…I knew this was right.  I knew he was the only one I ever wanted to be with…forever.

It was an incredible moment.  Good thing we had to kiss because I was totally speechless.

Victor gave a silly speech and then cut the wedding cake.  A couple people peed on themselves…but that seems to be a tradition here in Moonlight Falls.  We just went along with it.

For our first dance we chose Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.”  Cheesey, I know.  But, it was perfect.  We are kinda cheesy anyway.

“Hey, Liddy…let’s blow this popsicle stand.  You look too good to be true.  You should probably take off your clothes so I can make sure you are real…”

“Victor!  Shut up!  And what the heck kinda pickup line is that?”

“I really don’t know.  You are just so beautiful that my brain don’t work so good anymore.  So we better leave before I make a fool of myself.”

We left our own reception early.  The guests didn’t seem to mind.  I’m sure they all knew where we were going on our wedding night anyway.

Chapter 1.4

The week dragged on after the pregnancy scare.  Victor was really disappointed.  I really wasn’t so it was difficult for me to know where he was coming from.  That’s probably why we didn’t talk much.

My garden was coming along really well and I was grateful for that.  It gave me something else to deal with instead of Victor.  I was weeding the garden when Victor called me upstairs.  If he has another stupid love charm to throw at me I am gonna turn him into a frog.

“Liddy…look.  You have a hundred or more years ahead of you.  I get that you don’t want to get married yet.  I understand why you don’t want to have kids.  But…well Liddy I am going to die 50, 60, maybe even 70 years before you.  And damnit I want to marry you.  I want to have kids with you.  I’m not going to live as long as you.  I want to do this now.  With you.”

“Victor…you knew how I felt all those years ago.  Why now?  Why me?  Why?  Ok…well I will play you for it.  Rock, paper, scissors.  Best two out of three.  Winner take all.  You win, you propose.  I win, we wait.”

“Deal.”

I know Victor better than I know myself.  I can’t believe he agreed to this…it’s a bet he can’t win.

But…he did.

“Lydia Catherine Aglovale…will you FINALLY be my wife?”

“Oh get up, Vic…of course I will marry you.  How the hell did you win that?  I knew what you were going to do.”

“I know you did, which is how I won.  Liddy…I know you better than you know yourself.  Just like you know me better than anyone.  How could I not win when the stakes were so high.  Lydia…you don’t have to marry me if you don’t want…are you sure this is what you really want to do?”

“Oh, Victor!  Of course I want to marry you.  I’ve never wanted anything more!”

Chapter 1.3

After two days of throwing up I finally knew I had to do something.  I caught Victor before he left for work.

“Hey, Vic…”

“What’s up, beautiful?”

“I’ve been really sick lately…I think…well I might be pregnant.”

“Oh.”

I wasn’t sure how he was feeling.  He’s always been very thoughtful and brave.  He doesn’t let his feelings show very often.  When he got up to leave for work I was pretty sure he was angry.

I knew how he felt.  I didn’t want to be pregnant either.  I still have a hundred years ahead of me.  I don’t want to have kids now.  Victor and I aren’t even married yet.  I am sooooo not ready for that either.  Who wants to grow up when you’re 27 when you have at least 100 years ahead of you!?

Victor stopped me on his way out the door.

“Liddy?  Whatever the tests show today…I’ll still love you and we will make it work.  So don’t worry, ok?”

I was so nervous I went straight to the doctor.  I got to the office before most of the doctors and nurses.  I just…I had to find out for sure…and immediately.

When I got home I heard Victor calling to me from the spare bedroom.  The door was all painted funny.  Come to think of it…Victor is supposed to be at work.  It’s 11:30 in the morning…on a Wednesday.

What the…?

“Do you like it, Liddy?  I called in a personal day at work.  As soon as you left I called a decorating team and they came in and redid the whole guest room.  Isn’t it a wonderful nursery?  Do you love it?!  It’s ok if you don’t…I’ll have it re-done.”

“Victor…it’s incredible!  Oh, Victor…the test was negative.  I’m not pregnant.  I only had the flu.  I’m sorry.”

“Oh.  It’s ok.  It’ll just be ready for one day…”

“Right.  I need to go work on my potions.”

I went down into the dungeon and researched alchemy like never before.  Not only was I feeling guilty about my lack of income but now I was also feeling bad about my lack of pregnancy.  Victor took the whole damn day off work, without pay, to decorate a nursery that we can’t even afford and we don’t even need.  UGH!

I walked passed the spare room…er nursery on my way to bed.  I couldn’t help but feel a stab of guilt and sadness when I saw Victor sitting in the custom rocker for the baby we don’t even have.

Update!

I have decided to do weekly updates.  This keeps me on task and also allows you guys to know where things are going.

So far I have been doing chapter updates once a week.  However, the story is moving pretty rapidly for me.  With the once a week updates I have chapters coming out until the end of March.  And those are just the chapters that are written and typed in the queue.  There’s about 6 more floating inside my head and written on various sheets of paper.  Needless to say, the chapter updates might be coming  out more often in the future.  Yay!

Also, if you have not done so, head over the the Introductions page and meet the family.  Granted, there are only two people in the family but they would love to meet you.

There are also some really great screenshots in the Ur Doin’ It Rong section.  This is another reason for the more frequent updates.  My sims have been going crazy in the blooper arena but I cannot post the shots without ruining the story!  So watch out for more shots in that section as the story progresses.

Anyway, that’s it from my part of the world.  The next chapter goes live on February 25th at 12pm CST.  Hope to see you then!

Chapter 1.2

After a couple weeks, we were settling nicely in Moonlight Falls.  We fit in here.  It’s great.

While on my way to the alchemy shop, I ran into Marigold.  We were best friends back in the orphanage.  I missed her so much!  Even though Victor and I were now living in a Supernatural town, I had yet to run into any.  Then MARIGOLD!  It was nice to see another fairy.  So nice, that we stopped in the middle of the road to play fairy games and talk about our wing colors and to talk about flowers.

Finally, I made it to the alchemy shop.  My potions still are not selling.  Hilda says I need to use better and more rare ingredients.

But it’s still early spring and many of plants are still dormant.  It sucks because Victor is still working so hard and getting promoted at the school and I can’t even sell a stupid Vial of Bliss for more that $15!

As soon as I got home I set to work in the basement.  I cleared out all of our old furniture and donated it to charity.  Then I went to the home improvement store and got some planters.  I am going to make us money no matter what.  Victor needs a break!

Within a few days I had some small buds.  Since I only had six plants it didn’t take too long to care for them.  Hopefully, I will be able to make some money for us now!

“Hey, Liddy!”

“Victor!  You’re ho–ACK!  What was that!?”

“Nothing much…just a love charm…”

“Oh…huh.  I am feeling more amorous.  Would you like to take advantage of the effects of your magic?”

Yeah, even after all this time we still have fun.  This is why I love Victor so much.  He always keeps me on my toes!

It was a couple days later though that I started to get worried about Victor’s love charm…

Update!

Evening (or morning or whatever time it is in your part of the universe)!

Here’s the deal, Simians.  I have screenshots taken for 9, maybe 10 chapters of Eternally Yours.  Awesome, I know.  I didn’t expect to follow through with this endeavor either.

I have the story written out in my mind as well.  It’s just a matter of putting pen to paper…er, fingers to keys…and getting it all going on here.

Now, I am tossing the ball into your courts.  How often would you all like to see an update.  Once a day is out of the question.  But would you all like me to draw out the suspense?  Do you want more than one post per week?  Let me know and I will do my best to deliver!

P.S. There will be a post out tomorrow, February 18th!