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26 February 2015 @ 01:50 pm
The Oceanside Project: Yomoshoto  


"Fear Of A Blue Hat"

Warnings: beards, a disgruntled sim, kawaii babies, Blue Hats, bad golfing, and gambling.

Previously on The Oceanside Project: Yomoshoto [Sp01] [Su01]

Wednesday, Day 10
"A Hairy Situation"

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As Fall begins two new changes occur at the Yomoshoto/Brook residence. One: the condo receives a pretty blue paint job to differentiate itself from the white school buildings constructed across the street...

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And two: Achilles Brook (science guy and Minka's roomie with benefits) grows a hipster beard to differentiate himself from the other redheaded hottie, Fitz Biltmore.


Bearded Man approves.

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Doctor Minka is adjusting well to life as a new mom. Kira has been a perfect baby and her current pregnancy is also going well. The only thing Minka is unsure of is her relationship with Achilles. She had hoped that her feelings for him would grow but it seems her feelings for Diego Bossanova grew instead.

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Achilles is very helpful around the house and with Kira but Minka knows, deep in her heart, that things just won't work out between them.

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Achilles also feels that he and Minka are growing apart. He's so thankful that she rescued him from the dark, dingy cave he once lived in. He vows to do whatever he can to make it work but how can it when he hardly ever sees Minka and when he does he's relegated to watching the baby while she steps out?

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As day breaks Achilles is excited to see the other lady in his life newsie Frankie Cloak. Frankie has a serious crush on Achilles but she understands that -- aside from some smooching here and there -- he will not cheat on Minka. She admires him for that.

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Frankie recently had her first woohoo with Achilles' friend Paragon Barrett. He hopes the youngster is being safe and tells her to make sure she uses soda birth control until a more reliable method is invented.
(Hey, don't judge. It's the only thing they got!)

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But you know teenagers -- they never like being told what to do.

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Minka wakes up just in time to grab a bit of breakfast.

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Before having to tend to a cranky Miss Kira.

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Soon it's time for Achilles to start his first day at Oceanside Laboratories* as a Test Subject!
*currently under construction in the not yet opened Port Oceanside Business District*

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After a diaper change and a quick feeding...

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Minka rushes outside to greet her bestie Vivian Landgraab with a huge hug. Minka's thankful to have someone to talk to. Things between her and Achilles have been so awkward and she hopes Viv will give her some good advice.

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Vivian: I really don't understand how you let that vagabond into your home in the first place, Minka. Scientist or not, he looks like he's homeless!

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Tired of standing outside, Minka moved the conversation indoors. Suddenly Minka lets out all of her frustrations on Vivian.
Minka: ...and he's a horrible kisser! He slobbers all over my mouth like a Saint Bernard! And did you see how he was making out with the newspaper girl at your Ball -- in front of me? He kind of grossed me out...
Vivian: Stay with Diego, Minka. He's definitely the better choice for a suitor. You should have never listened to Matisse. Bachelorette challenges NEVER work! It's no way to find true love!
You hear that ABC?

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Speak of the devil.

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Minka greets her other bestie, Matisse Troubadour, and fills her in on what's going on. Even though things between Minka and Matisse were strained before -- because of Diego -- the girls are fast friends once again. Sisters Before Misters!

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The girls pretend they weren't just talking about Achilles as he returns home from work.

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Well he may be a sloppy-kissing homeless-looking hipster but that sloppy-kissing homeless-looking hipster just brought home a promotion! Oh Yeah!

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Seeing that Minka had company over, Achilles grilled hot dogs for the ladies' dinner.

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Kira's birthday and the new baby are both due tomorrow. Minka already has a wonderful birthday party planned for her little girl.

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At dinner, Vivian has a few minutes to spend with Achilles before Minka and Matisse come inside to eat.
Vivian: You know there are lovely caves near the volcano that you might want to move into. Volcanoes have their own heat source so you never have to worry about catching a cold in Winter... Just a thought...
Not subtle at all, Viv.

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As Achilles heads to bed he overhears the girls' conversation...

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Minka: I know he's a wonderful guy but I feel like I'm trapped! I don't know what I'm going to do! He's so nice, but my heart doesn't belong to him. What should I do?

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Matisse and Viv didn't really have any good solutions. Viv said dump him; Matisse said the damage is already done and she needed to stick by her choice.

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Minka thought Matisse was right. Achilles was here now. Diego was not. The decision should be so simple... but it wasn't.

Thursday, Day 11
"Pigtails and Koala Bear"

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Despite her cuddling up to Achilles during the night, Minka had a restless sleep. Most of her dreams and nightmares were comprised of just one sim.

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Achilles could take a hint. That morning he started looking through Oceanside Today for a place to rent but, of course, there was nothing. Whether he had a place to go or not -- as soon as his baby was born -- he was out of here.

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Frankie: If I had a place to stay he would totes live with me.
Where do you live anyway?
Frankie: Sometimes I stay in the little tower above the Post Office. Most of the time I just crash on a beach somewhere until it's time to deliver the paper... *single tear rolls down her cheek*
Oh My Watcher I have to find a home for this girl!!!

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Achilles went about tidying up the house in preparation for Kira's birthday extravaganza.

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Minka calls all of her friends and the neighborhood tots so the party can begin.

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For Kira's transition Minka bought her a music toy and building blocks to further her education. She also gave her this cute little statue that Minka used to have when she was a child.

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The patio decorations were the final touch in the party planning.

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Paragon stopped by right before the party started. Relieved to have someone to talk to during the celebrations, Achilles invited him to stay and hang out.

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Achilles begins grilling hot dogs for all of the guests...

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while the toddlers mingle in the fallen leaves.

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Minka brings the excited birthday girl to her cake. So long babyhood!

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Gwyneth Landgraab and Cyan Troubadour-Bossanova are our first toddler best friendship!

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With her Mom and Dad in attendance, it's time for Kira's big moment...

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What are you doing Minka? Throw the baby up in the air and make her a toddler.
Minka: I thought you were supposed to do that.

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Minka: I'm starving. I need to eat RIGHT NOW!
Yep, she didn't age up the baby. She just dropped her on the floor and ate some hot dogs.

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Luckily Achilles steps in and helps out -- like he always does!

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Protip: Do not invite toddlers to your parties if you want the Party Score to be high. They're just miserable all of the time!

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Vivian: *judging Achilles' choice of facial hair*


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One of Kira's half-brothers, Aiden Biltmore, takes a cue from Faith Goodacre at the last birthday party and gobbles up the doggy kibble left out for the strays. Nico Firestone is not amused.

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Minka finally tears herself away from the hot dogs and cake to give Kira a makeover. Unfortunately Kira will have to wear glasses however her vision is not as bad as her half-brothers' so she can wear lighter frames.

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Stats time! Kira Yomoshoto (no hyphen with the Biltmores because no one is supposed to know that Fitz is her Daddy *shhhh*) is a 10-3-9-3-1 Scorpio with high interests in sports, school, and travel. She's a socially awkward (Fitz) loner (both Minka and Fitz) whose true passion in life is sports.

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And apparently she's starving to death!

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Sorry Kira, no help from Achilles this time around. He has to leave for the lab.

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The cousin huggle never gets old for me.

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Kira finds a bottle in her room and takes a nap. She didn't get to meet any of the kids at her party but she'll have plenty of time to bond when she shows up for day care.

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Dang, another disastrous party! And no one even died at this one so there's no excuse!

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As soon as her guests leave, Minka goes into labor!

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It's a boy! ^.^

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Hiro Yomoshoto is the spitting image of his sister Kira. He shares both his parent's light skintone and dark brown eys and has his mother's black hair.

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After making sure her little one is healthy, Minka immediately dresses her little man in a ridiculous koala bear outfit... because she can!

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Of course Achilles would think that a chimpanzee could do the work!

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As she lays the kids down to sleep Minka reflects on this long and exciting day. She's so thankful to have both of her babies in her life.

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When he arrives home from work Achilles dutifully cleans up the aftermath of the party. He feels that's all he's good for around here. He's starting to feel taken for granted.

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He doesn't even know he has a new son. No one cared to tell him.

Friday, Day 12
"Soda In The Woohoo"

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Kira's favorite toy, by far, is the stuff-shapes-in-me thingy. Those blocks are going to fit in there even if she has to gnaw them down to nothing.

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Minka is up early with the kids feeding and changing diapers. With Achilles' new work schedule Minka hopes to actually go to work -- for once.

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Noelee arrives in Oceanside's brand new ambulance to take Minka to work.

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Minka is excited to start her first day however she's nervous leaving both of the kids with Achilles. Not that he would harm them... just that they're her babies and she worries.

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Achilles wakes up to find Minka gone and him stuck babysitting -- again.

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Frustrated and annoyed Achilles invites Paragon over to talk.

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But first he needs to take care of a stinky toddler.

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Achilles tells Paragon about the chilly reception he's been getting lately from Minka and that he's planning on leaving. Paragon tells Achilles that he recently was approved to move into the Lambswool's old condo. If he needs a place to say, Achilles could move in with him. Achilles likes the idea but he's afraid he would hardly get to see his son. Achilles has a lot to think about.

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Luckily Minka arrives just in time for Achilles to leave for work.

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After getting dropped off, Noelee leaves the ambulance for Minka's daily use.

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As soon as Minka walks through the door she heads to the phone...

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and invites Diego over.

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Before he leaves for work Achilles spends time taking care of Hiro.

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As Achilles leaves he sees Diego lurking on the sidewalk and Minka rushing to greet him -- in her sexy bikini. At least she could have waited for him to leave before inviting her boyfriend over.

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Minka has been thinking about Diego all day. She couldn't wait to get home and ask him over even if that meant hurting Achilles' feeling. She finally figured out what she wants and what she wants is Diego Bossanova.

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And apparently another child?!

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Minka: There should be more Diego spawn in the world! ^_^


BY THE GRACE OF THE WATCHER -- and soda in the woohoo -- NO CHIMES WERE HAD!!!!!

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Feeling neglected Kira reaches out to the only adult in the house not engaged in woohoo for a diaper change.

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Minka finally remembers her little ones and grabs Kira and does it herself.

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Minka's attempt at shrimp gumbo goes horribly wrong...

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yet she serves it anyway, even receiving a huge smile from Diego.

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Oblivious to Diego and Minka's "date" still happening, Achilles brushes up on his cleaning skills as soon as he gets home.

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In the hot tub Minka gingerly brings up the subject of marriage with Diego.

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To her utter surprise Diego is not totally against it. He would like to concentrate on his dance studio first before settling down. If there was a girl that he could -- maybe -- commit to, it would be Minka.

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Saturday, Day 13
"Ladies Who Poker"

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Shapes are hard, yo.

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Achilles continues studying how to efficiently clean rat cages in order to get a promotion at the lab.

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Achilles takes a break from studying to take care of his fatherly duties. After seeing Minka so happy with Diego last night Achilles has decided to room with Paragon. He wants to stay near his son but Minka and Diego together is just too much for him to bear.

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He's the most sad for Kira. Achilles is the only dad she knows (who knows WHO her real dad is anyway -- everyone seems to think it's him). He really hopes his leaving won't scar her in any way.

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He hopes to spend as much time with Hiro as he can -- no matter where he lives.

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When Minka wakes up, she calls up her gal-pal Angie Killeen. Since it's her day off she thought today would be a great day to have the first meeting of the Blue Hat Society!

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While waiting for Angie, Minka dons her Blue Hat finery -- blue hat, pink dress, pearls, and heels -- and nurses Hiro.

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Angie switches into her own Blue Hatter gear and they're off!

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The ladies head out to the newly-built Oceanside Country Club for their first outing.

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Viv owns the Country Club and Minka's worried that she will hurt her feelings having their meeting there because she knows Viv really wants to join. Minka is sticking to the rules, however, of only having members with Good Reputations join the club. She's confident that Viv will be a member in no time, but she will not bend the rules just for a friend.

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Minka first makes her way to the yummy buffet in the Conservatory for lunch.

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Angie, however, wants to pet the ponies.

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After lunch Minka suggests the girls try a few rounds of golf -- even though she's never played before. Angie seems to think that she's an expert and offers to give her a few tips.

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Sister Becca Goodacre also stops by the Country Club to get in some riding. Becca already misses the horses she set free from the farm :(

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Angie: OK, stand over the ball, grip the club tightly...

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Minka: AHHH, I think I twisted my ankle!
Angie: You're fine! Stop whining!

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Angie: What are you doing? Hit the ball already!

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Maybe we should try something else...

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Even though golf is not her sport, Minka is having a great time with Angie in their swanky outfits. Next she heads upstairs to the Polo Lounge. She's just dying to use the elevator!

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Minka: Excuse me while my outfit gives you some Agent Carter realness.


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Once in the lounge Minka finds the poker table and it's on!

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Look at that poker face. You don't know what cards she's got!

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The stakes are high!

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Minka is the winner! Woot!, that's §130 in her greedy little hands!

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Soon it's time to head back home. Angie had a great time at the first official "meeting" of the Blue Hat Society. She can't wait to do it again.

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Back at home...

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Achilles has trouble sleeping -- dreaming about how he doesn't stand a chance next to Diego.

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Hiro is done with the bouncy and is losing his mind.

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Achilles is ready to test his first invention: Smart Milk (tm). Fortified with brain-boosting nutrients, his theory is that Kira will learn her skills much faster after she drinks the enhanced "milk" product.

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Achilles gives the radioactive milk to his little test bunny...

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who immediately falls asleep. Oh well, guess you have to try your science experiment later.

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The Blue Hatters arrive back to Minka's place just in time to say hello to Garden Clubber and Crimson Crab waiter Bruce Jelleff.

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Angie heads straight for the hot tub to relax.

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Awwww! We'll have to wait til Winter to see toddler Hiro.

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Bruce heard that Minka is looking for the rare elixir ReNuYu Porta-Chug to sell in her hospital once it's open. Bruce just happened to have a bottle in his inventory and gave it Minka as a gift.

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After packing up his stuff and cleaning Minka's house for the last time, Achilles moves out without even a goodbye. Confused, Minka doesn't know what just happened but wishes him well anyway.

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Bruce might have had an ulterior motive for giving the elixir to Minka -- he kind of has the hots for her!

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When he sweetly tries to kiss her hand to woo her he is violently rebuffed! I don't think you're going to get anywhere with Minka Yomoshoto, Mister!

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Maybe the Smart Milk (tm) is working!

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Minka is still confused over what happened between herself and Achilles. She thought they would at least get a chance to talk over their situation. She wondered where he would go? She also wondered who will watch the babies while she was working? How is she supposed to raise two kids on her own?

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Luckily Minka has great friends. Angie volunteered to watch the kids while Minka was working, so at least that worry is over.

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Being a single mom and having a career and running the most exclusive social club in town was going to be difficult but Minka knew she could do it.

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She was going to look all of her fears and insecurities in the eye and kick them in the balls! She's Minka Yomoshoto, damn it! And Minka Yomoshoto can do anything!!!

Notes: Poor Achilles, he loves Minka so much but she could care less. :( In the end I thought it best if he just moved out with Paragon (Achilles has the highest relationship with Paragon other than Minka). I gave him the beard as a joke but it actually grew on me! *Puns!* I took so many pictures of him in that beard, lmao!!

Thank you for reading! ^.^

Current Music: Vagabond by Misterwives
Lisa's Adventures in Simminglisag45 on February 27th, 2015 01:10 am (UTC)
Great chapter! I feel so bad for Achilles! Bad Minka for playing with his emotions like that!
Question- I know the game recognises Fitz as Kira's father, but by your storyline does Fitz even know that he has a child other than his kids with Sadie? I can imagine huge fireworks happening if Sadie ever finds out.
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on February 27th, 2015 04:25 am (UTC)
I know! I didn't even like Achilles until I played him this season. He was so good with the kids and autonomously cleaning up all of the time. Minka's so mean!

Fitz knows Kira's his baby but he's keeping it a secret from Sadie. Believe me there would be hell to pay if Sadie found out that Fitz cheated on her!
didilysquatdidilysquat on February 27th, 2015 07:25 pm (UTC)
Aw, poor Achilles. Minka's missing out on a great guy...with an awesome beard to boot! But hahahaha, you have /the/ blue hat! So perfect. :D
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on February 28th, 2015 12:07 am (UTC)
Who can resist that beard, right!? :) I gotta find a nice sim for him that will appreciate him!
Thank you! ^.^
clericalrodentclericalrodent on February 27th, 2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
Hey look! A single birth. Miracles do happen.
Poor Achilles, I'm feeling really sorry for him. Hopefully he'll find happiness in the future.
Minka looks really good in that updo.
Kira looks really angry with those eyebrows. I'm guessing it'll soften out as she grows.
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on February 28th, 2015 12:12 am (UTC)
Every time they go into labor I'm dreading twinpacolyse is going to happen! Thank goodness she only had one and didn't get pregnant again! There's just too many babies.

Kira might have perma-stuck angry face for good! It will keep away the bullies :) or she might be the bully with that 1 nice point!
Itoho'wohellosunnydai on March 2nd, 2015 05:59 am (UTC)
never used that beard in game,but it actually looks good on him!
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 2nd, 2015 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I was surprised that I liked it, too. He looks so cute! I might put more guys in beards. ^.^
Simlilisimlili on March 18th, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
Decisions, decisions... It's tough on Achilles right now, but he deserves more than what Minka has to offer.

(Kira is adorable!)
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 19th, 2015 02:41 am (UTC)
Definitely. He's a nice guy :(

Isn't she! ^.^