Sophie almost dumped him right there and then, but no one can resist the puppy dog eyes and she forgave him quickly. After a good night’s sleep Gem feels like he’s walking on clouds. He even manages to beat his parents to Trinity’s room, to be the first to wish her a happy birthday.
Nico appropriates Trinity before Gem can even get to the dining room. Stupid dad.
Trinity’s party is strictly a family affair, but she still enjoys it.
She grows up adorable.
Gem can’t stay for cake. Gator called to meet him at the library. ASAP.
Trinity is pretty heartbroken. She wanted to play with her big brother today.
Coral tries to cheer Trinity up but its no use. She’s too young to understand that Gem would rather hang out with sims his own age, and not privy to the real reason for Gem wanting to take off so quickly.
Gator’s all smiles by the time Gem arrives, already bringing up the gossip blog he found. It took a while, and there weren’t even any names attached to the video but as soon as he saw the young vampires in it he knew it was what his friend had been looking for.
Gem leans forward, eyes landing instantly on a purple haired young woman. “Oh that must be her!”
Gator tries to pull away from his friend but Gem just keeps leaning forward. “Dude. Personal bubble.”
Gem considers licking Gator’s ear to annoy him but thinks better of it. He’d rather not get punched. “Then click the stupid play button or get out of the way.”
Gator moves his mouse towards the video, but doesn’t get to press play. A little voice interrupts them both. The library is pretty busy, noisier than usual but even then Trinity’s voice cuts to them loud and clear. “Gem? What are you doing? Why’d you leave so fast?”
Caught red handed.
Gator whispers that he’ll send him the link before pushing the seat back, moving to talk to Fawn and her little brother. Gem walks over to his sister slowly, trying to think up a plausible lie to tell her. “I’m sorry squirt. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. I really needed to work on homework with Gator. You’ll know how it is once you start school.”
Trinity’s disgusted. “Please don’t treat me like I’m dumb, Gemmy. You’re not working on homework. I don’t know why you’re here, but its not for school. You promised we’d play today! Why don’t you love me anymore?”
Owned. By a girl fresh out of diapers. Gem doesn’t know how she knows exactly what to say but it worked. He feels like a total asshat. “That’s so not fair and you know it.”
“Then tell me you love me!” She insists.
He sighs and bends down to hug her. “You’re an evil little brat, but I do love you. And I’m sorry I hurt your feelings.”
Altogether now: D’aaaaw.
Fawn wishes she had a brother like that. Or heck, anyone like that!
Gem’s sweet, he’s attractive... and he’s taken. Maybe if she’d stood up to her mother and begged to go to Gem’s birthday party they’d still be friends, maybe she’d be the one going to prom with him instead of stupid Sophie. But instead when she tries to say hi Gem just gives her a strange look and asks if they’ve met. He doesn’t even recognize her now!
The full moon will be here in a few days, so Jade makes sure to take her kids outside when she can. As the moon grows, the twins just get more and more restless. Thankfully they haven’t done anything strange or unexplainable... (Well not in front of her.)
Still, Jade knows her children aren’t fully human, and she wishes Markus were here to help her understand just what it is.
Sometimes, wishes do come true.
Her heart almost stops when she sees him. He’s aged, that much is evident from the deep lines on his face, but otherwise he seems unchanged. Even dressed the same as he was during their last night together.
Part of her wants to throw herself onto him, kiss him like she’s never kissed anyone before... the rest of her wants to slap him for disappearing on her. So she meets in the middle. “Where the fuck have you been?”
“Avalon... my mother, the family’s matriarch died so I had to be there for the funeral and affairs.” He speaks as if it was just a day at the office, not the death of a close family member. But that might be from him finally catching sight of the little rugrat at Jade’s feet. “Is... is that a baby?”
Jade almost smacks him. “Yes, that’s a baby. Your baby, actually. Didn’t Serena tell you?”
“I thought she was trying to guilt me for not telling you I had to leave...” He trails off, watching Maven on the ground but not moving to pick him up. “He’s a witch, you know.”
Jade sighs. “I figured. His sister probably is as well. They’ve got that same yellow glow when I look at them with my mind.”
“We had twins?” The pain in his eyes almost makes her feel sorry for him, but he wasn’t the one sitting at home raising them. “I’m so sorry I wasn’t here, Jade. I wanted to take you with me but... I just wasn’t sure if you...” He trails off again.
“If I what?”
“If you loved me enough to take the trip with me.”
“You could have asked!” She says in exasperation. “I thought things were going so well between us! You made me happy, I thought I was making you happy, when I found out I was pregnant I was looking forward to being with you! Then having to find out you were gone through Serena? I don’t even LIKE Serena!”
Maven starts crying and Jade suddenly realizes she was yelling. Quickly shutting her mouth she stoops down, picking up her little boy and snuggling him close. She doesn’t need to look at Marcus to sense his sadness. He was fully aware he’d fucked up, but hadn’t expected the blowup to be so terrible.
In a moment of weakness, Jade sighs. “Listen, their birthday is coming up. It would mean a lot to me if you’d come. I grew up with both of my parents, and I’d like for them to have a relationship with you.”
He doesn’t say anything as she pushes past him to re-enter her home.
Toddler witches are SO adorable! I didn't get many pictures of it, but every time the twins play with a toy it'll disappear in a puff of black smoke. They have the CUTEST look of sadness on their faces and then the toy will reappear in a green flash. It. Is. Awesome.
Just what's on that video Gator found will be in the next chapter. It was a cell phone video by an Autumn Falls local. Terrible quality, really, but enough to give Gem a crisis.