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12 April 2015 @ 08:36 pm
The Oceanside Project: Firestone Part 1  


"Furious 5" Part 1

Warnings: stinky sims, domestic violence, cat fights, and the birthday party from hell.

Previously on The Oceanside Project: Firestone [Sp01] [Sp01] [WS01] [Su01]

Wednesday, Day 10
"Daddy's Got To Go To Work"

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Connor Firestone, Oceanside's auto mechanic and official gearhead, begins the day taking care of eldest son Nico while his wife sleeps.

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Since his cousin Cyan is already potty trained, Nico is feeling the pressure to also master the potty.
*Those cheekbones, though!*

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I see what else he takes from his cousin!

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Connor's ride is here but what he really wants is to stay home and help Selena with the boys (and maybe fool around a bit).

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But with only one paycheck coming in Connor, reluctantly, has to go to the garage.

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Selena, town educator, also reluctantly awakens. She would rather stay in bed all day but there is plenty of work to be done.

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And food to be eaten.

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Oceanside's Nanny Angie Killeen stops by to check in on Selena and the boys.

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After a quick chat...

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Selena convinces Angie to help her watch the boys. First job -- to bathe Nico...

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while she takes a shower.

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The Firestone's other child Vin is deeply neglected but still alive.

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Here is where I decide to break my rules... again. It makes more sense to me that Selena start the Education career now so that she has a chance of reaching Elementary School Teacher before the kids are Elementary School age? I don't know. Whatever. She's a Playground Monitor now.

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Selena also becomes the owner of the two other school buildings in Oceanside: The Athletic Complex and The Aquatic Complex. This is where the kids will have their basketball and swim team games/meets and practices.

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Poor Nico passed out on the way to potty training. All of the stress to be the best is getting to him.

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Selena makes comfort soup for dinner with the remaining provisions.

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Daddy's home with a promotion!

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Luckily for Vin. Everyone else kind of forgot about him -- but not his Daddy.

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Malcolm Landgraab X, mayoral hopeful and town moneybags, kind of invited himself over for dinner. That's OK, he and Connor are best buds. He's welcome anytime.

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After tucking Vin in...

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Connor heads outside to his new ocean-themed chess table. He needs to be more logical in order to further his career.

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This new guy, Kent Healey, keeps calling to talk to Connor. For some reason he's real intent on becoming friends with him. Selena lets Kent know Connor's busy playing chess and he'll call him back... maybe.

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Just as Selena begins to sit and watch a movie with Malcolm -- *pop* #1!
Malcolm: I'll just move to this other sofa so the pregnancy cooties don't get on me.

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Sorry Nico, your parents just aren't as conscientious as Cyan's when it comes to getting you to the potty on time.

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Kent was tired of waiting by the phone so he pops by. Selena, seeing him through the window, doesn't invite him in. Kent kind of gets on her nerves.

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Selena then goes to bed...

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and the guests hit the hot tub.

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Woot! Connor earns his logic point...

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and slips into bed with his wife. No time for resting, however...

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Vin is making up for all of the time he was ignored today.

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With the toddler boom happening in Oceanside Angie broaches the subject of hiring a helper at the Day Care. She can't afford to pay an employee herself, but hopes the government will pay for the extra help. Malcolm doesn't agree.
Malcolm: We can't afford to pay for another Nanny, Angie. I have faith that you can take care of the tots all by yourself!
Angie: *Not amused*

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One day you're going to electrocute yourself with that thing, kiddo!

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See, you broke it! Bad Nico!

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Angie really should be Assistant Mayor -- if Malcolm ever reaches it. She always wants to discuss the important issues in Oceanside with Malcolm, like what they should do to catch the Oceanside Cat Burglar.

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Selena plays a quick game of peek-a-boo with Nico...

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then kicks out her guests. That means you too, Hortense the Hyena!

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Thursday, Day 11
"The Cat Burglar Returns"

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First thing Connor warms up leftover comfort soup for breakfast.

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Selena's growling tummy wakes her right up. She's in pretty dire straits in the needs department.

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Shush you. We'll get Malcolm back as a friend in no time.

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After breakfast Selena rushes to the bathroom...

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and promptly passes out... standing up... again.

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With Selena passing out and almost dying of hunger, Connor is left taking care of the boys, even though his ride for work is here.

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So he does the only logical thing he can do...

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call in sick.

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With Selena and Nico in bed and Vin playing in the living room, Connor gets a chance to work on convincing customers that they need more work done to their cars than is necessary.

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Today's potty training isn't going as well as Connor thought it would.

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But after a quick change...

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he tries again.

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Hey, don't blame me. You're the one that wanted to stay home!

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As Connor heads outside to work on Ol' Bessie he catches Kent on the lawn and chats with him a bit. Kent seems like a decent guy to him. Even though Sadie Biltmore has told him rumors about Kent being a bubble head, he doesn't see it.

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Bessie is the car Connor will keep for himself and not sell at his garage, Oceanside Customs. He's really taking his time with this one -- adding all of the bells and whistles so he has the fastest car in Oceanside.

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Maybe one day he will pass it down to his eldest child ^.^

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Selena's foul mood is giving her bad dreams. She has a fear that something bad will happen to Connor and she'll be left without the love of her life.

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The engine's finished! Now he just needs to work on the body.

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Time to take a hot bath, try to relax, and forget about those horrible nightmares.

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Connor begins fixing the little robot that Nico shorted out. Good thing your Dad has all of those mechanical skills.

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*Pop #2*

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Since the fridge is empty and Selena's finally in good enough spirits to want to watch her children, Connor leaves for Goodacre's to pick up groceries.

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Owner Owen Goodacre is restocking some funny-looking items there.
*Whoops, I deleted some of the laundry items that I had duplicates of. Just ignore the blue glowy vases for the rest of the visit :P*

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The usual grocery shoppers -- Garden Clubbers Tiara Hough and Heaven Gallo -- are perusing the fresh fish.

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Connor is ready to bring his produce to the register -- wait, who's that materializing on the corner?


*Gasp* It's Rowena De Hommel the Oceanside Cat Burglar!
Rowena: Meow, dahling!
*Couldn't resist putting her in the Catwoman costume. SorryNotSorry*

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What's she doing here? She's not going to steal all of Owen's produce is she?!

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After being rung up Connor notices a strangely dressed woman in the corner. He wonders if she's the infamous cat burglar he's been hearing so much of in the newspaper.
Connor: Does no one else see this chick dressed up like a cat?

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Connor takes it upon himself to investigate.
Connor: You wouldn't happen to be the burglar that everyone in town is talking about, would you?

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Rowena: Of course not, dahling. I'm just as concerned as you are. I hope they find that dastardly cat burglar. I hear she's just dreadful!

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Rowena: I have faith that they will bring her to justice, dahling. Then maybe we can all go back to business as usual, hmmm?

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Confident that he did not just meet Oceanside's most wanted criminal, Connor returns home.

Back at home...

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Kent is still here creeping Selena out.

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Connor and his groceries are just in time...

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Selena's hangry! Time to make good ol' shrimp gumbo!

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Oh, Selena!

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Even though Selena burned dinner she still scarfs it down like it was her last meal. Kent thinks the shrimp gumbo smells a little off. Maybe Connor didn't buy the freshest shrimp at the market.

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Connor turns in for the night. After staying home today he definitely has to go to the garage tomorrow, even though he'll miss Vin's transition -- which he's totally bummed about.

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For some reason Nico always waits until he's got a soiled diaper to dance in front of the stereo.

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Selena takes care of the wee ones...

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Before turning in too.

Part 2

Current Music: Oh Serena by The Distillers
Simlili: Cheezburgersimlili on April 13th, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, Rowena XD
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on April 13th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
Lisa's Adventures in Simminglisag45 on April 13th, 2015 10:47 pm (UTC)
"Malcolm: I'll just move to this other sofa so the pregnancy cooties don't get on me."

darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on April 13th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, no more! Please! LOL