Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2.4 - Secret

It’s only the following morning when nausea wakes Serena from a restful sleep. 



She has a fleeting suspicion of what it is, and how it’ll make her quick marriage to Liam look, but thats not what bothers her. She has to think hard about the timing of her pregnancy, and what it might mean for the identity of the father. But the more she thinks about it, the less she really wants to. The baby is Liam’s. Even if it isn’t that’s what she’s going to tell everyone, especially her parents.




Speaking of her parents, they were a little shocked to find the couple married in the middle of the night, but neither hold it against the couple. Naveen and Melody never wanted a big wedding for themselves but were guilted into one by Aria. Naveen in particular is just happy his little girl is married to a man he approves of and knows will take good care of her.




Serena starts showing. 




And decides to tell Liam about the baby.




He’s ecstatic. 




Serena may have only become a YA a few days ago, but Liam’s a full week older than her. He’s wanted to start a family for a while now but kept it to himself since Serena was so much younger than him. But having her get pregnant from their wedding night really worked out.
“Do you know if its a girl or boy?”
“Not yet, love. It’s still far too soon to know that.”




“I hope its a girl.” He sighs to himself, walking away. 
His reaction makes Serena feel horrible, the opposite of how she should be feeling. She isn’t sure if she’s even looking forward to this baby anymore. 




Nesting: What Serena uses as an excuse for why she wants to renovate the whole house. Melody isn’t too impressed by the new kitchen. 




But the new nursery is nice.




The graveyard is right across from the sports station, so after watching Liam’s first game (He was so excited!) Serena heads over to look around. Catrina is there, and Serena figures she deserves every second of her glare.




“I want to apologize for what I said about you the other day in front of my house. You didn’t deserve it and I’m so happy for you and Coy Amarel. I heard the wedding was lovely. I wish Liam and I could have gone.”




“We sort of had to do what you and Liam did.” Catrina laughs, inviting Serena to feel her belly. “We found out last night that I was pregnant so we decided to make it official before I was showing. I’m so excited for this child, and I hope our babies can grow up as friends.”




Serena knows full well that both Catrina and Coy are batshit crazy, and would rather her child have nothing to do with the fruit of their loins, but she smiles anyway. “Yeah that would be great. Call us sometime and we’ll set up a play date when they’re toddlers.”




A new baby requires lots of time, attention, and money. So Serena finds herself at the scrap yard every day gathering materials for a big job the military base hired her to complete. 




It actually surprised her that Pablo waited this long to want to talk. 




“I heard about the wedding. Congratulations!” He begins, all smiles and acting like the perfect brother in law. “But what a surprise to see you both starting a family so soon. Especially seeing how we...” He trails off, not needing to say anything further. 




“It could be Liam’s.” She sighs as Pablo gently rubs her belly, smiling as her baby girl kicks. 
She can see the shake in his hands. “But could it be mine instead?”
Serena hesitates. “She... could be yours.”




“She?”
Serena nods. “Liam and I went to the doctors earlier. I’m having a little girl and we’re naming her River. Liam picked it out.”
“It doesn’t seem fair that my brother gets to name my daughter-”
“Pablo, even if you’re her genetic parent you will not be her father. Liam is my husband and I will raise my daughter telling her that Liam is her dad. She will only know you as her uncle, and I for as long as I can help it Liam will never know what we did. I love him.”
Pablo bites his tongue to keep from swearing at her. “Serena, if I wanted to I could ask for a paternity test. That alone would have Liam asking questions you don’t want answered.”
Her heart sinks. “You wouldn’t.”
“I would.” He answers, not able to look at her. “So if you believe even for a second that River is my daughter I want to have a relationship with her. It’s your choice as to how we handle that.”




Later that night Serena goes into labour.




And gives birth to a little girl named River. While Liam is inside finishing up paper work she steps outside to get some fresh air. River isn’t Liam’s daughter, she can’t be if Serena’s done her math right however no one else knows but Pablo... and no one else needs to. She can keep this secret, she has to.



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Well River is one child down, one to go. 

Her roll: 
- Couple
- 3 Children
- Primary Career: Criminal (Thief)
- Secondary Career: Sculptor
- Gen Goal: Opportunist
- Misc Fun: Multi-Cultural

On a little side note, Pablo is dating Faye McKinley. And has been since long before he and Serena had their affair. Faye is in the music career and Pablo is in the criminal career. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2.3 - Make You Mine

Melody and Naveen’s birthday arrives and Serena and Liam are still out of sorts with each other. So he isn’t here for the family party.



At least Melody and Naveen are still very much in love with each other. 




Age means nothing for these two.




When Liam finally gets home he’s a little surprised to find his old girlfriend waiting for him.




“I’ve really missed you.” She smiles, charming him with the same easy smile that had him so captivated years ago. 




As she hugs him he thinks back to the conversation they had when she left for boarding school. Had they actually broken up? He can’t seem to remember.




Serena doesn’t care about what happened before. She just cares about what she’s seeing now. 




“What the HELL, Liam? At least have the decency to break up with me before going back to your whore!”




They both ignore Catrina’s freak out in the back ground. 
“Serena you’re over reacting. Catrina’s an old friend and she just came over to catch up. All we did was hug.”
“I am not over reacting! She was your old girlfriend! Did you two even break up?”
He hesitates. “Uh... no.”




Thats all she needs to hear. “I’m going out. Try not to let my parents catch you two in bed together.”




Catrina sighs as Liam turns back towards her. “I uh... I just wanted to tell you I’m engaged, Li. I met this sweet guy at school and we hit it off really well. I really think he might be the one and I wanted to thank you for being such a good friend when we were teens. If I’d known your girlfriend would react so badly to a hug I never would have stopped by. I’m sorry.”




He shrugs. “You don’t need to apologize, Cat. I’m really happy for you. And don’t worry about Serena, she’s been over reacting a lot lately. I just have to find a way to make her see I really love her. And ideas?”
“You could rescue her from a dragon.”
He’s glad to see Catrina didn’t change as much as he’d thought she would. “Let’s keep that as plan B, okay?”




Serena knew where she’d end up the moment she left Liam and his whore behind, but she still hates herself for this weakness. For wanting to feel someone’s arms around her. 




Pablo doesn’t protest to her sudden appearance, but he does express shock at what brought her here. “You had to have been mistaken. Liam... he’s the good boy in the family, he’d never cheat on you. There has to be an explanation for what you saw.”




“The explanation is that I wasn’t giving Liam what he wanted so he decided to get it from someone else.”
“What weren’t you giving him?”
“What do you think?” She asks, pulling out of his arms. 
He wants to keep holding her, but lets her pull away. “Seriously? Liam is my brother and I consider myself straight but I’d sleep with him in a heart beat. So would everyone else in this town.”




“My reason is stupid.” She tries explaining. “I’m scared that I won’t... that I’ll stop loving him if we sleep together. Or that he’ll stop loving me. As long as I don’t sleep with him I can see it in his eyes how much he wants me. But what if he decides he doesn’t like me anymore after? That the wait wasn’t worth it?”




“That is a stupid reason.” Pablo agrees. “You’re the most beautiful girl in this whole city, not to mention your intellect and charm. My brother would have to have a brain injury to fall out of love with you. Any man would have to be incredibly stupid not to want to be yours. Every time I see you I wish I could make you mine, but I know you’re with my brother. And it hurts.”
Serena can’t help but shrug. “After today, I dunno if I can really say I’m with Liam any more. I just wish...”




He doesn’t let her finish, cutting her off with a deep kiss. Like he’s wanted to since they first met.




She returns his kiss, pulling away only when he does the same. “Pablo...” 
“Shh, I know we shouldn’t have done that. Just let me enjoy the moment.”
“I never said we shouldn’t have done that. I just wish you’d do it again.




He does so, happily. Wanting to feel every part of her, but hesitating up until she pushes him away, and then takes his hand to lead him to the bedroom.




Once in his room the clothes come off. She takes the lead, pushing him down onto the bed and crawling over him, their lips never parting for more than a few seconds. 




He turns them over, taking the lead from her, penetrating her body from behind as her hands grasp at the bed covers, her gasps and moans being muffled by the bed. She never opens her eyes, just enjoying the feelings that she never received when she slept with Liam as a teen.




Her eyes remain closed long after they’re done, long after night has fallen and Pablo almost thinks she’s fallen asleep. He curls up next to her, one arm over her waist to keep her close. 
“Mmmm Liam, that was great.”
Pablo feels his heart break. He should have known she didn’t want him. She just wanted a substitute for her fiancee. 




“Get out.” He growls, pulling her off the bed. “Get out now and don’t you ever come near me again. I wish I’d never even met you.”




Serena can’t understand where his anger is coming from. So what if she’d called him by Liam’s name? It was an honest mistake! But she leaves anyway, feeling utterly destroyed.




The guilt doesn’t actually hit until she’s back home, in the room covered by the sports posters Liam picked out. The room reminds her why she fell in love with Liam in the first place. He’s always been innocent, kind, couldn’t hurt a fly. He may have hid a few fights from her but was it really as big a deal as she’d made out of it? And all she’d seen him do was hug a friend who he hadn’t seen in years. Was she turning into a monster? Liam had done nothing but be patient with her, he’d been there for her since they were children. And all she’d done in return was lie and cheat.




She doesn’t react when he enters the room, trying to hold back her tears until he says something. 
“Serena, I wasn’t... I mean Cat only came by to tell me about her engagement. She moved on around the same time I realized I loved you. I haven’t touched her or anyone else since the night we first kissed, and I wish you could trust me.”




She stands up, walking towards him. “I know, Li. And I’m so sorry I’ve been horrible to you. I do trust you, and I know you love me. I love you too.”
He doesn’t quite believe her final words but ignores the feeling. “What went wrong between us? When did we go from happy to not being able to sleep in the same room together?”




“It’s just stress.” She lies before bursting into tears. Everything is too much! Between the wedding, and work, and you, and, and...”




He pulls her in tight. “Love, please don’t cry. I hate seeing you like this. If you don’t want to get married I understand. But I don’t want to put you through this if it isn’t what you want.”




“I want to marry you.” She insists, enjoying the feeling of being in his arms again. “I just really don’t want a giant party any more. The more I think about it the more stressed out I get. I wish we could just have something small and private.”




“Then lets get married right here and now.” 
She pulls away, wrapping her own arms around her body. She can still feel Pablo’s arms around her, his lips on hers, and the guilt is suddenly worse than ever before. She could tell Liam about the affair, but if she did then he’d call the wedding off immediately. She can’t bring herself to say anything, even as his lips touch her forehead. “Love?”
“Okay.” She decides, unable to face him. “Lets get married.”




She doesn’t have a fancy white dress, and he doesn’t have an expensive suit, but neither notices. They have their rings and thats all they really need.




Momentarily, Serena doesn’t even think about anything but here and now. And if Liam notices her acting strange he says nothing. 



They head to bed together for the first time since they were teens, and Serena finally realizes she was worrying for absolutely nothing. Better late than never... right?




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I used so many different pose packs in this chapter. And all of them awesome <3. (Even the one with Pablo sticking his tongue down Serena's throat xD)


I was SO sick and tired of having to add sims to my household for certain scenes, so Misukisu's Pose Player add-on mod was a godsend. You can find it here: Pose Player Add on It basially allows you to pose sims outside of your active family and without the need of the pose player... box... thing. It's awesome.