Coral wants another baby. Nico doesn’t even consider refusing her. He wants one too this time.
Maven doesn’t like the outdoors as much as the rest of the family but he does venture out occasionally.
More specifically whenever Trinity asks him to play on their new see-saw with her. Her daddy told her not to use her mind tricks with the twins, because she’d be in trouble if they ever told their mom. But she still uses them occasionally. After all, Maven does need fresh air once in a while!
Marise never needs a push to get fresh air. She lives for being outside. Finding rocks and stones around town and watching all the pretty bugs!
She’s an adventurous little brat, with no sense of self preservation. Her mom’s always warned her about the jellybean bush that grows behind the alchemy store, saying that it could kill a sim in moments but Marise won’t believe it until she sees it.
She pops one in her mouth. Nothing happens. Obviously her mom doesn’t know everything, and that opens up so many new doors.
Night falls quickly in Moonlight Falls, especially on the night of the full moon. The zombies are already out and Marise is no where to be found. Jade’s more than a little worried.
Trinity bets Marise is out with a boy or something. And she is going to be in SO much trouble when she finally gets home. Trinity and Maven have the sense to head indoors and stay indoors once the full moon begins to rise.
Marise gets home very very late. Sneaking in while the zombies are trying to get at Jade’s garden.
Jade is understandably furious. For all she knew her daughter could have been dead or turned into one of those monsters!
Marise doesn’t know what the big deal is. Zombies are total idiots! They didn’t even look at her!
“I don’t care, young lady. If I tell you to be home before dark you WILL BE HOME BEFORE DARK. You’re grounded until I decide otherwise! No playing and no exploring until you learn to be more responsible! You scared me half to death!”
Marise' only thought is that she should have done it twice to get the job over and done with. She should just count her lucky stars that Jade's powers don't include mind reading.
Marise tells Trinity she's planning revenge, but the little vampire knows the worse Marise can do is scare people. Right now Marise is planning a prank involving a cardboard cut out, some black markers, and a tiny little animation spell.
While the kids are at school Coral and Nico go on a date.
They haven’t had to hide their relationship since moving to Moonlight Falls, but its still scares Nico to have her kiss him in public. Part of him is still scared someone will find out who they used to be and make a fuss.
Calm down Nico. Nobody here gives a crap what you and your wife do. Here you’re just another family.
Coral finally makes some friends. The blonde is Wilhemina Wolff-Durwood. She’s Gator’s older sister and recently married to one of Serena’s Durwood’s sons (Zack, I think). The brunette is Deedee Wynn-Harris. She’s human, and thus the strangest person in town. The only important thing about the Wynn-Harris family is that they have way too many kids.
Nico gets bored and wanders over the the claw game.
He grabs a little toy tank. Awesome! More toys for the upcoming baby.
Coral doesn’t react so well when Nico shows her the toy he won. She got pregnant with Trinity so easily, but they’ve been trying for a second baby so hard with no result! It’s so friggin frustrating!
Whacking gnomes helps make her feel better right up until she smacks herself in the face with the mallet.
Wrong reaction, Nico. You’re going to be sleeping on the couch for a LONG time for laughing at that.
People don’t always notice Nico was born with the evil trait. He handles himself well, polite and courteous to all, and even takes good care of his employees at the warehouse. But right now his criminal empire has grown past the boundaries of the city, almost but not quite enroaching onto his mother’s territory.
He doesn’t want to start another war so he’ll let her be top dog, at least in the thief department. There’s so much more he can be doing, and his eye has finally come to rest of the vacant spot of empire of evil. His grandfather is out of the way, and even the Van Gould patriarch won’t stand in his way. Nico won’t let anything happen to his family, and the best way to ensure his children are safe is to scare any potential threats away.
He has time to think all these thoughts thanks to Coral’s sudden infatuation with an arcade game. They don’t get home until almost midnight.
Gem gets a call from Sophie asking him to be her date for her father’s latest high society party. Gem’s own parents are of course invited but they refuse. Gem doesn’t. He’d be happy to accompany her.
Trinity does not approve of Sophie. She’s weird.
Sophie’s dad owns the only formal lounge in the city, and every so often he’ll throw private parties for the upper crust members of society. Sophie’s been going to them since she was a baby and has very fond memories of... being bored out of her MIND.
Gem isn’t too excited for the party, but he’s glad her father approves of him enough to let her bring him.
The party’s a bore. Sophie finds him sitting in a side room away from the mingling adults. She sits down next to him, her face slightly flushed from dancing.
“You’re not having fun.” She points out with a sigh.
He can’t lie. “It’s... not what I was expecting. I like being here with you, but there’s too many people, everyone’s too fake and I just don’t feel comfortable. I kind of want to go home.”
"Oh don't go..." She stands up after he does, moving towards him until he wraps his hands around her hips. “I know you aren’t meant for the high society life, Gem. And that’s alright. I was raised to like these things but we can meet in the middle. I love you.”
Gem would much rather just never go to another one of theses parties ever again, but meeting in the middle is better than what he feared she’d say.
To be honest I always forget Nico has the evil trait since he never really uses it. Not even the idles. Then he'll go and sit down in a rocking chair and puts that face on and I remember "Oh. So that's why you're in the evil career track."
*Love sigh* Gem. Why are you so pretty?