A/N: Back to Elena for this one. I think the next will be from Holly’s perspective again. 🙂 From what I have planned, I will do one more update with Holly, then focus on my other two blogs for a bit. Unless I change my mind, which ya’ll know I do by now. XD
Holly has been very quiet since that party she went to without telling me.
“Is there anything you want to talk about?” I asked, in hopes of getting her to spill the beans.
“Are you okay?”
“What does it matter?”
“It matters to me.”
“Well, I don’t want you to know.” She got up and walked away.
Since I couldn’t get anything out of Holly, I decided to head to the dog park for some alone time with Curly. And once again I was waylaid by a ghost. Do I have a target on my back that says, ‘WooHoo This Fairy’?
I was surprised when it just turned out he wanted to say hi to Curly. Apparently he really likes dogs. His name is Dan Fletcher.
“It’s nice to meet you, Dan,” I was saying as my daughter-in-law’s father came up to us.
“Hello, Elena. You’re looking well,” said Sugar Bell.
“Oh, Sugar, hi!’ I said. “How are you? Have you been to see Snow and Cameron and Hope and Angel lately? I would, but I’m always so busy.”
“Who?” asked Dan.
“Oh, just my son, his wife, and their kids,” I said.
“Yes, I have. In fact, Cameron is coming. We were actually hoping to see some dogs, but it’s only that one little one over there apparently.”
“I didn’t know you have a son and grandchildren,” Dan said.
“Well…we have only just met. Why would you even know that?”
“You seem so young. I just assumed you aren’t married.”
“I’m not,” I said with a familiar pang. “I just have a lot of kids.”
“Who is this fellow?” asked Sugar.
I introduced them.
“Ah, so one of your baby fathers then?” asked Sugar.
“No! I don’t know…I haven’t even asked him. Maybe?”
“Baby father? What does that mean?”
“It means she wants kids out of every man she meets.”
“That’s not true. I don’t want kids from you,” I snapped at Sugar. This was really uncomfortable. Usually I was alone with my men.
“Maybe only because we’re related by our children.”
I didn’t say so, but he was right.
“Hi, there, little fella. Are there more of you about?”
I thankfully separated myself from the posturing men and ran to hug Cameron. “How are you?” I asked.
“Happy and healthy. Hope and Angel are all grown up now. They miss you. No sign of him?”
“No. He hasn’t been around at all as far as I can tell.”
“Good, that’s…good. Mom, who is that fella over there? Another baby daddy?”
“Why does everyone keep asking me that?”
“Because it’s usually what you do.”
“Well, I’m beat. I should get home to Snow and the kids.”
“Really? You just got here!”
“I figure you…er…will want alone time. Besides, I don’t really want to witness it.”
“What? Would you rather I lied?”
“Oh, aren’t you cute, sweetie?”
“Oh, hi, Mom! I was here with Merik and Yoshi’s gals, but they left already. I guess to hunt some poor sims and drink them. Is the dog yours?”
“Yep. Isn’t he a beaut?”
“Sure is! Why didn’t you get a dog sooner?”
“I’ve had him since forever. But I left him behind in Twinbrook unintentionally when I was magically moved here.”
“Oh, right. So who’s that guy talking to Cameron’s father-in-law?”
“Just some ghost. Why’s everyone asking about him?”
“Sorry, Mom. I should get home now, got cleaning to do or something.”
Seriously, what was with my kids? I wasn’t that indiscreet with men. Was I?
“You know, I should talk to the family about getting a dog or two. Or maybe some cats. Right now I’m leaning towards dogs. You’re so fluffy!”
“Merik! You should definitely get a dog. They’re great with kids.”
“What are you implying?”
“Well, I thought you and Evalynn…”
“Oh, right, yeah. That’s a good point.”
“So let me ask you something. How do I act around men?”
“Oh…Mom, I don’t really want to answer that question.”
“Cause you’re embarrassing when you start flirting, okay? I got to get home to Evalynn. Thanks for the tip about dogs.”
“Merik Queen, you get back here right now!”
“Just how many children does she have? I counted three so far.”
“Nobody outside her family really knows. She has them so quickly, rumors swirl that she’s not really having the kids but adopting them or something. But the kids grow up so quickly that some people think she’s not really from around here.”
“What do you mean? She’s a fairy. Of course she belongs in Moonlight Falls.”
“Well, some people think she may be an alien in disguise.”
Overhearing them, I scooped up Curly and started leaving. Had I really been that obvious? How could I have given away my grandmother’s secret so easily? I guess I wasn’t the ninja I thought I was.
“I am interested in you. Would you like to get some coffee or something? I would like to talk.”
“Are you going to imply I’m an alien as well?” Best to take the defensive route, seem like I was offended by it and not scared.
“No. I’m simply…drawn to you.”
“I guess we could. But quick question – is there a sign on my back implying anything?”
“No. Why would there be?”
“I don’t know. I guess I’m just annoyed.”
“I’m sorry. Was it something I said?”
“Not you, don’t worry.”
“Well, let’s go get that coffee. But first we have to drop my dog at home.”
We went to the same diner Russ Fortier – Nikko’s dad – and I had gone to. There really aren’t that many eating establishments in Moonlight Falls. It appears the Ziharian alien frequents this place too. I wish I could meet him or her.
Nothing happened that night. Even after my coffee I was exhausted. Plus, I was decidedly turned off by my children’s implications. I let Dan stay at my home for the interim.
“Why is there a Fugly Wall Person in our room?”
“I don’t know, Syd. Why?”
“It’s Sydivicous, and I was asking you!”
“Mom should really get a guest room built. It’s so awkward sharing a room with all manner of random strangers.”
“Couldn’t agree more, bro.”
“Don’t mind them, Sir Ghostliness. They’re just afraid of you, but trying not to act like it. What’s your name?”
“Ah. Should I call you Fletchhawk or something, then?”
“Why would you say that?”
“Most knights weren’t Fletchers, they were all fancy-pantsy. Like Sir McGoobadash.”
“If it helps, I think you’re pretty cool. I’ve never really talked to a grown-up ghost before. My brothers’ daddy who just left spent a lot of time with Mommy, and I don’t remember much about my daddy..”
“Thank you, you are both kind. I was just exploring really, I’m sorry I woke you and your siblings up.”
“It’s all right, Fletchhawk. You can sleep here if you want.”
“No, really, I think I will explore elsewhere. You have a good evening.”
“You’re pretty good with kids. I guess you made some with Gran?”
“Not yet. It depends on if she wants me.”
“If she’s letting you stay here, I think she does.”
“I can only hope.”
“So what do you do when you’re not making kids?”
“I haunt graveyards, of course. I am dead.”
“So was Gran at the graveyard when you met?”
“No, the dog park.”
“Thought you said you haunt graveyards.”
“I do, but I like dogs and a change of scenery.”
“I see you like kids,” I said in the morning.
“I’m sorry, but they were crying…”
“No, no, it’s great. I never turn down help, especially with quads in the house.”
“Well, I should still allow him to roam.”
“So I guess this means you’re interested?”
“In making babies, of course! Haven’t you figured out by now what I do with my life?”
“I have, but it’s generally a good idea to allow the lady to make the first move.”
I took the hint.
We found our way to the hot tub somehow.
And made bubbles.
“I’m sorry if I implied anything, Dan, but I am not looking for a relationship at the moment.”
“That’s all right, I suppose. I enjoyed our time. If you ever change your mind, just go to your local graveyard or dog park.”
“I’ll do that.”
But I wouldn’t.
“Gran, you asked me if there was something wrong.”
“Well, is there?”
“I was a bit drunk…and I met this guy at a party. But then it turned out he only wanted me for my body…and there was this really nice girl there that I think I like but I think I broke whatever connection there might be between us. She knows what I did.”
“So you’re bi?”
“All you can do is try to repair whatever it was between you. And you have to stay committed if you do.”
“I know that part, Gran. But how can I do anything at all? She hates me now.”
“I don’t know about that. People can be pretty crazy when they’re interested.”
“…Yes. We were both crazy in love.”
I opted for a home birth. I’m paranoid now, after I heard Sugar gossiping about me in the dog park. How did he know? No one could possibly know about that, I had only told my kids and I trusted them.
I wasn’t really able to ruminate on it, as the pain was pretty intense.
“Mom? Maybe you should go to the hospital.”
“But Mom – ”
“Please calm down, Sydney, it’s nothing to worry about.”
“Having quads in your room isn’t a worry?”
The oldest was Finnick.
The second, sweet Prim.
The third, beautiful Mags.
And the second boy of the group, Cinna.
I don’t know why Sydney was so worried. One more baby to push out isn’t that difficult.
“Holly, can you please help? We gotta age the older quads up, and Mom needs a rest.”
“The older quads? Oh, bellsugar…she didn’t.”
“She did. Ya gotta help us!”
“Actually, I don’t have to do anything of the sort. I think I’ll go for a nice walk.”
“You’re on your own.”
Oh yeah, here’s a bit of info on the upcoming baby daddies:
Milenchica’s daddy will be next.
Then another of Garrat’s.
Then the rest of Nancy’s daddies will go in no particular order. 🙂