Entry 1.3

Entry #3
Week 2, Day 1 (Sunday), Midnight Hollow
Main Subject: Esme Zarall

Recap of previous entry: New family member Todd Zarall (né Landgraab) became acquainted with his new life as a Zarall, made a start in his military career, Esme became pregnant, and Azriel Zarall was born.

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Esme! Good morning, it’s been a while.

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Wait, why are you crying?

Esme: You… you FIEND! You left myself, my wonderful husband and our infant son in stasis for three months! We were frozen!

Ah, yes. I did do that. But I was busy, I promise! But the three of you are completely fine, no long-lasting damage of any kind!

Esme: Truly?

Yes, look:

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See? Perfectly fine. And perfectly adorable. Azriel’s cute too.

Todd: Shut up.

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There have been some changes around town though, as shown by the new building across the street from you.

Esme: Yes, I’ve been trying my utmost not to look at it… but what is it?

It’s an Equestrian Centre! I may allow you guys to buy a horse at some stage. Maybe when Azriel’s older. But anyway, Esme! Time to finish your breakfast and head to the garden, you’ve got chores to do.

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Bet you missed this, huh?

Esme: Not quite.

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Missed it or not, level 5!

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And not a minute later, well done Toddy!

Todd: For what?

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For this!

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You’re fatigued now?

Todd: Yes.

Well good, you can go take a nap. But preferably with your son. He’s crying.

Todd: Fantastic.

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Isn’t this relaxing?

Todd: Go away.

Fine. But Esme’s coming, just a heads-up.

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Aww, you two are so cute. But one of you is going to have to deal with Azriel, he’s crying again.

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Esme: My, what a smelly boy you are!

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Esme: I say, my darling, what a beautiful star!
Todd: I know, I’m looking at it.

I’m going to have cavities after this. You guys need to stop.

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No seriously, guys, stop. Azriel’s hungry.

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Esme: What an attention-seeker you are, little one.

Motherhood definitely suits you, Esme. Now get to bed, it’s late.

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Good morning!

Esme: I want to kiss my glorious husband, where is he?

He’s at work, although I don’t know how glorious he is – he broke the toilet.

Esme: I don’t see what’s so-

You’ll have to fix it.

Esme: …I loathe him.

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Esme: Curse you, you porcelain monstrosity. Accept this rubber plunger and ALLOW ME TO REPAIR YOU.

That’s right; talk it into submission.

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Off to work! It’s been a few days since you were there.

Esme: Could I not remain home instead? The garden requires tending and the facilities-

Todd can tend the garden and fix the toilet that you failed to once he gets home from work.

Esme: But Azriel-

We’ll have to hire a babysitter for the hour that neither of you is home.

Esme: Is that allowed?

…I don’t know. But we don’t have a choice.

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Level 3! Well done, Toddy!

Todd: Stop calling me that. And who’s with my son?

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Just some teenager called Corrine or other. She’s pretty damn good with him though.

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Todd: Can we keep her?

Unfortunately not.

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I bet you’re feeling nice and refreshed after your post-work nap.

Todd: And I bet you’re going to tell me to do a million things now.

Well, the toilet needs fixing and the garden needs tending.

Todd: *sigh* Fine.

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Well done, Esme! Your first promotion!

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Wait, why have you stopped?

Todd: I’m tired.

Fine, you can go to bed. But take a bath first, you stink.

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I see you’re enjoying yourself.

Esme: I am. I will have to stop now, however, correct?

Correct. Your husband didn’t finish with the garden, and he also broke the bath.

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That’s right, just give it a few whacks – that should do the job.

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Esme: How much sleep did I receive last night?

About two hours.

Esme: …So why have you awoken me?

Your son is crying. But… I have some good news:

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Esme: Oh, happy day.

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Time to see what the burrito looks like!

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And I am not disappointed! Todd’s hair colour and eye colour and Esme’s skin colour. What a little cherub!

Esme (from outside): Yes, he’s positively gorgeous.

You haven’t seen him yet.

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Hello sweetheart, your genetics are fantastic. When you grow up, you’ll be taking over from your mama and living a life of restrictions and rules. Won’t that be fun?

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Oh no sweet pea, don’t cry! It’s not your fault your mama was thrust out of heaven! Plus, there’s nothing to be upset about when she’s so smitten with you.

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See?

Esme: My darling son!

You still haven’t seen him yet.

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What are you up to, munchkin?

Azriel: Hidey!

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I, too, find making music to be hungry work.

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Oh hey, Corrine, did Esme leave for work? I was… distracted.

Corrine: Yep, now shhh and let the little Mozart play!

God, you’re such a good babysitter. I feel like a makeover is in order.

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Much better!

Corrine: Well done little Mozart!

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Welcome home Toddy! I- Wait. Why are you staring at the wall?

Todd: I’m tired and stressed. And I’m trying to ignore you.

Then go have a nap, silly! And I’ll keep an eye on Azriel, so you won’t have to worry.

Todd: Oh goody.

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Azriel: !

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Where to now?

Azriel: Box!

Lead the way.

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At least you can amuse yourself without Corrine here.

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Azriel: Want?

No, precious, you play with it.

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Hey, I only told you to have a nap!

Todd: Zzzz…diamonds……shut up woman….zzzzZZ

Okay, first of all: rude. Second of all: you need to get up, your son needs you.

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Azriel: Daddy! 🙂
Todd: How can something so small make such a terrible smell?

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Dammit, Esme, this would be such a great opportunity if only you were allowed to travel. Just thinking about crepes is making me hungry.

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Good thing someone else isn’t hungry anymore.

Azriel: EAT!

The following was asked to be put in this Entry by the Main Subject, Esme.

How to Spend a Day Off: By Esme and Azriel Zarall.

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Step 1: Start your day early.

Esme: Good morning, my darling. Shall we begin?
Azriel: 😀

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Step 2: Potty FIRST THING in the morning.

Esme: I understand this is rather unrefined, my love, but it must be done!

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Step 3: Food for Azriel.

Azriel: EAT! EAT! FOOD!

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Step 4: Food for Esme.

Esme: A perfectly cooked apple, if I do say so myself!

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Step 5: Tend to the garden.

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Step 6: Find some mushro- Wait… Azriel?

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Did you find some mushrooms, lovely?

Azriel: YAY!

I’ll take that as a yes.

Intermission: Guide to a Working Day: By Todd Zarall.

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Step 1: Reach level 4 of the Military Career.

There is no Step 2.

And now back to How to Spend a Day Off: By Esme and Azriel Zarall.

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Step 7: Go on a stroll!

Esme: Shall we venture outwards, little one?

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Step 8: Go to the Bookstore.

I suggest returning home now, Esme, someone’s getting hungry.

Esme: Very well.

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Final Step: Don’t forget to check the mailbox!

Esme: It is merely bills.

Actually, it’s not “merely bills”, there are some gifts too:

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Apparently, Seema really likes your husband, Esme.

Esme: She will not have him.

You also got some wedding gifts:

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Despite her apparent interest in Todd, Seema is apparently happy enough for him to send us a §4,800 statue that we gladly sold. The wall hangings can be placed in the house somewhere.

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And look, Azriel got a gift too!

Esme: What is that hideous thing?

A doll from… uh… a… relative…

Esme: Neither my husband nor I have relatives.

Yes, I know. I think it’s better to just accept the gift and not question its source. But I suggest getting to bed now because tomorrow:

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Is Spooky Day! And because I want you to experience the festivals, I’ve added something to the lot beside your house.

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The Festival Lot! Complete with a pond that I’ve so graciously stocked with fish.

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And I’ve just noticed your apple trees have gone dormant.

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So, Todd, while you’re eating your breakfast I’ve added a nice little indoor garden area so you can keep growing food in the winter.

Todd: Nobody asked you to do that.

Well, excuse me for not wanting my Angel’s family to starve, gosh. I also expanded the house a little while I was at it.

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I added a nice little skilling area!

Todd: Why do those windows have no curtains?

Ah, well, we may have run out of money. But fret not:

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I made the bathroom a bit more enclosed! Privacy is important, after all.

Todd: Then why not just enclose it completely?

Because I’m following the RULES, Toddy.

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Oh but look, Todd, you’ve been invited to a party! I didn’t know you had friends.

Todd: Shut up.

It’s too bad you won’t be able to go because the only way to find out about it is by getting a text and you can’t use your phone anymore.

Todd: I could just go to her house-

You could, but I have plans for you today.

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But first, a little skilling!

Esme: Fire safety is important, darling. Repeat after me: fire alarm.
Azriel: FI’LARM!
Esme: I suppose that will suffice.

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Another adventure! Where to, I wonder?

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Next door, of course. This is really all I want you three to do today.

Esme: I’m sure there were far better ways to go about spending our day.

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I’m sure there were, Esme, but none of them would’ve resulted in this wonderful keepsake. I guess we’ll just have to do this on every holiday for the rest of the time I’m watching over your family.

Todd: Oh joy.

 

End of Entry #3
Week 2, Day 5 (Thursday), Midnight Hollow


I am not apologising for the amount of toddler spam that was in this chapter. I am, however, apologising for the 3-month hiatus in writing. I’m not sure why, but I have a hard time playing the Zaralls for long periods of time. Which is crazy, because I can play the Kalayas for hours without any breaks. Maybe it’s the lack of control in an ISBI? I don’t know.

Hopefully, the next chapter shouldn’t take too long to be played through/written, but I can say that Azriel will definitely age up since the toddler agespan is only 3 days. I have no idea what will happen other than that, so hopefully, nobody dies and everything is good and happy. Hopefully.

Anyway, see you in the next chapter and Happy Simming!

 

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4 thoughts on “Entry 1.3

    1. Isn’t it? I’m so dreading getting a parent clone, but hopefully in future generations the recessive genes will stop that from happening.

      Thanks for reading!

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    1. Isn’t he? He’s one of the sweetest toddlers I’ve ever had in a game. Their day off guide was a ridiculous attempt by me to put some plot to the toddler spam, I’m glad it worked!

      Thanks for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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