1.4 The Love of a Woman

*Gasp!* Is it true? A new chapter, really??? Yes!!! Sorry guys for going AWOL on you. Oh, and before you read this, I want to apologize beforehand if some of this stuff isn’t realistic, and stuff… Anyways! So a whole bunch of stuff happened with my laptop (wanting to upgrade my memory, then having to update from windows 7 32-bit, to windows 7 64-bit so that my laptop could actually use the 8 gbs of memory that I bought), and even though I saved the back-up files of the Lees, when I tried to move the save back, it didn’t work. Then I got a bit addicted to my ISBI ‘Huggs For The Insane’, you should go read it sometime. Anyways… I had saved Conrad and Odine though, so I just made Lance as a toddler in CAS, and I had a puppy saved in my bin that looked pretty similar to Mickey, so I used him instead, and I took the liberty of giving Conrad and Odine a (very small) make over,

and I remade the house

Front view of house

Living room/Dining room/Kitchen thing.

Bathroom (Derr)

Nursery. I know its not much…

Master bedroom

I know my building skills aren’t really that great… But what can you do… Now, without further ado. I give you chapter 4!

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I was so angry that I felt like my head was going to explode. The edges of my vision started to turn red,and I ran over, and punched a hole in a wall. That was when I guess you could say blind rage kicked in. I honestly couldn’t tell you what happened, except that I was snapped out of it by the sound of Lance crying, though it sounded muffled and far away. I looked around, while huffing and puffing, at all of the damage I’d done. Anything and everything that could be flipped or thrown, except for Lance’s crib, was. I fell to my knees in the midst of the carnage I had created, and started to cry. What am I doing? Odine had been gone for hours, Lance was crying, and I was acting like an idiot. Whether Odine accepted that I loved her or not, she shouldn’t be alone right now. Though I knew I would have to wait a little longer, I called up Stella.

Stella came right over after I explained the situation, yelling “go get ‘er tiger!” as I hopped into a taxicab.

“Where to?” The driver asked me. I racked my brain for all of the places that I thought Odine would run off to. Suddenly, it snapped into my brain where she would head off to. I told the driver the address, and he started to drive.

My stomach did back flips when my foot touched the sidewalk. I hoped that she was there, I mean, it is her favorite place in the entire city, and I honestly don’t think there would be any other place that she would feel relaxed. I passed the fence, and saw a person sitting on the see-saw far away. If I had thought that the back flips earlier were bad, it got so bad that I was practically begging for the flips that I had before. Stealing my nerves, I walked over to her, and sat on the other side of the see-saw.

We sat in uncomfortable silence for a few minutes. To break the ice, I stupidly commented “Well, at least no one can call you a slow runner.” She didn’t smile, which definitely told me that she wasn’t doing well.

Sigh. “Odine, please come back. You can’t stay here alone forever. What would you do with Lance?” I winced, knowing that I had hit a nerve. She shrugged, not looking me in the eye.

“C’mon! We could forget about what happened. We could act like before, remember? I was your best friend?” Though I didn’t want that, I preferred to be only her friend for the rest of my life, over never seeing her again. My heart jumped in my chest when she slowly nodded, and said “I would like that…”

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To say that Odine and my friendship was strained would be a big understatement. The only time that we were in the same room without feeling awkward was when we were taking care of Lance.

Speaking of Lance, That kid grew like a weed. One minute he was a tiny baby, and I could hold him with only one of my massive hands. the next, he was one year old, and it is already hard to keep up with him. Most of his features are Odine’s, but unfortunately his hair came out the same color as… He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named for fear that I would break something in my anger. He is a really good kid, despite his parentage. One thing he is really good at is learning. He’s not necessarily a fast learner, but once he grasps something with his mind, he does it perfectly.

I desperately wanted to repair mine and Odine’s relationship, but it seemed that every time she would let me get close to her, something would happen that she would shrink back again. For example, Odine finally didn’t shrink back or freak out at my touch, the next day, when I got walked through the front door, Lance ran up to me and yelled his first word.

“Daddy!!!” I almost tripped over my shoelaces when I heard that. While I was thrilled that he said his first word, perfectly too, Odine looked very uncomfortable with it.

For two years I had to endure being able to get a little bit closer, then having to take a few steps back. I love this girl, and I want to give her space, but she is seriously driving me crazy! It was really hard. One minute she would be yelling at me, the next she wanted a hug, and the next she couldn’t stand the sight of me. I might not have been the bast moral support at times. But I finally convinced her to stop blaming herself, that what she went through was never her fault. Though she was still a little adamant to marry me.

Whoops! I let the cat out of the bag. I guess I should tell you what happened. I had been given an engagement ring by my aunt Evalynn before I left home. So one day I stuck it in my pocket, and asked Odine to come with me.

I took her out to the park, and after pushing her on the swings, we sat down, and had a picnic.

Where I proceeded to get down on one knee and proposed.

At first she refused. But I convinced her that she was very special to me, and that I love her, and want to spend the rest of my life with her.

She eventually caved.

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Our wedding day was one of the most memorable days of my life. I was outside, welcoming the guests while Odine continued to get ready, refusing to let me see her before the ceremony (stupid superstitions). We had invited the Strikers, but none of them could make it. Instead they sent tons of wedding gifts and an apology note. Odine’s family couldn’t come because her dad, Fredrick, wasn’t well enough to make the trip from Barnacle Bay, so her mom, Jane, was also staying behind to take care of him. I was snapped out of my thoughts by the voices of three of my most favorite people in the world, and the women who raised me.

“It’s good to see you sugar!” My aunt Mary Ann exclaimed, while crushing me in a bear hug. I pulled myself away from her, and hugged my other aunts Constance, and Evalynn.

“I’ve missed you guys!” I said, “I thought that you guys couldn’t make it because of Evalynn’s bad hip!”

“Oh poo! Those doctors don’t know what they’re talking about!” Evalynn stated. “My hip is fine, I only hurt it a little while trying to get Mr. Winklestein down from that old Sycamore tree in our backyard, and do you think we would honestly miss our little Conny gettin’ married?” She pinched my cheek as she said my nickname. Then noticed the time. “Oh, it looks like the wedding is about to start! Get on now Conny. We are expecting a formal introduction to your bride later!”

The Wedding procession began at the first note of the song that we both chose, and after Odine’s only bridesmaid, who was also the maid of honor, Deidre Littler reached the front, everyone stood, and turned as my beautiful bride began to walk down the aisle.

She was so beautiful, my heart did a little hop, skip, jump thing when I first saw her. I looked at Constance and Mary Ann, who the former gave me a thumbs up, and the latter smiled.

When Odine reached the front, I grabbed her hand, and we turned to my aunt Evalynn, who was the minister back at my old church back in Riverview, and had agreed last minute to do the ceremony. After a very touching speech from my aunt, the rings were brought and we were told to face each other.

“Do you, Conrad Lee, take Odine Perry, to be your lawfully wedded wife? To have and to hold, to love and to cherish. In sickness and in health, for richer or poor. Til death do you part?”

“I do.”

“And do you, Odine Perry, take this man, Conrad Lee, to be your lawfully wedded husband? To have and to hold, to love and to cherish. In sickness and in health, for richer or poor. Til death do you part?”

“I do.” And when she said that, my heart leaped in my chest, because I knew that she was finally mine, and that there was no turning back.

“Then by the power vested in me, in front of God, and all of these witnesses, I now pronounce you husband and wife. Conrad, you may kiss your bride.”

The wedding reception went by in a blur of music, dancing, cake, hugs, and kisses. But what I do know is that I had a blast!

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Dee,

I think back to our wedding day; most of it is blurry and surreal, but I do remember one thing with utter clarity. I remember hearing you say “I do.” I can see your lips pronounce the words, I can hear your voice settling in my ear, and I can definitely remember the surge of emotion that flooded me (which I handled in an extremely manly fashion).
No two words have ever meant so much to me.

Yours,

Conrad

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My Dearest Conny,

    Reading the letter that you left for me yesterday was the highlight of my day, between feeding, chasing down, and changing the diaper of my little munchkin, hearing your recollection of our wedding day brought a smile to my face, and tears to my eyes. I love you, and am anxiously waiting for your return home.

With even more love then you have shown me,

Dee.

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My beloved Dee,

Every time I tell you I love you, it only feels like I am expressing a small fraction of how I feel. When I am around you, or think about you, or hear your voice, my heart feels like it is going to explode right out of my chest with love and joy. I don’t know how much longer my body can take this. But as long as my exterior is still intact, I will love you.

Yup, my body is still here,

Conny

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I read off of the internet, that something that the famous men from the old days had, and may have helped them with their long-lasting marriages is that they would write love letters to their spouses. It does also help get some stuff out that the man doesn’t feel free to say, or can not express in front of their wives. To be honest, it really does help. I feel that Odine and I have gotten more intimate, and personal, every time we come together.

It wasn’t long after our wedding that Odine began to feel sick, and was throwing up constantly. We aren’t stupid, and both figured that she was pregnant again. I couldn’t be happier! But on the night that the doctors were able to confirm that she was pregnant, I went to bed with my wife in my arms…

… and I woke up alone. I walked out of my bedroom, finding it strange that Odine wasn’t standing at the stove. She wasn’t in Lance’s bedroom either, where I chuckled at Lance’s soft snoring.

Heading back into the living room, I noticed there was a note in the middle of the table. I opened it, and my blood ran cold. It said:

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Dear Conny,

    I’m sorry, I can’t keep up this charade anymore. I don’t love you. I never have, never will. I will have left by the time you read this note. And I hope that you do find someone who actually loves you for who you are, because I can’t. I am leaving Lance behind with you, so please take care of him. I promise that you will never, ever see me again. Goodbye.

Signed,

Odene

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She left?

How could she?

I loved her.

Why God? 

Everyone I love just hurts me. Were thoughts swirling in my head, and I started to cry.

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So that’s chapter 4. Hope you liked it. Yes people, I did in fact put a failed Voldemort joke. Excuse my strange sense of humor. 

I also realized that with the pictures, I might have confused some people of who is who with the aunts, Constance is the one with the bun, Mary Ann is the one with the short bob thing, and Evalynn (love the way that is spelled) is the one with the wavy hair. Darn limited pictures!

Where ‘Conrad got the love letter idea’ is from an actual website. Its called ‘The Art of Manliness’ and it has a bunch of articles written by guys about a whole bunch of stuff. I would say every possible thing you could imagine, but that’s probably not true. The article is called 

A Resolution for Romance: The 52 Loves Notes Challenge

I would explain what it talks about, but you would understand better if you read it, and it has a flippin’ awesome letter from president Reagan to his wife. And yes, Conrad’s first letter to Odine was taken from that site, but I made his second letter up. Comments are requested, even if all you have to say is that Conrad is a girl and he should man up. I want to hear everyone’s opinion. It makes me sad when I see 34 views :-D, 2 comments :-(. Also, if you didn’t understand something, or had any questions, please let me know, and I would be delighted to answer them. Peace out!

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  1. Awh yay! You fixed your technical issues! I’m happy to see you put up a new update.
    I really liked this chapter; it was filled with different emotions. I like how you include all the family relationships!
    And congratulations on the newest proposal… and wedding 😉

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    • Unfortunately, my technical issues haven’t been completely solved. But I just decided to power through it!
      Aww… Thanks! I was worried that people would find it vague or inconsistent.
      Thanks for reading! 🙂

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  2. WHOO! Chapter!

    The wedding was adorable. I was like ‘YES, FINALLY!” And then…

    WHAT THE BALLS! Odine! What? Is this just because she’s still insecure? THAT’S NOT OKAY, ODINE! Does she have the commitment issues trait or something?! Was she blackmailed? Maybe she got scared because of her new pregnancy! But I still reside with my former statement: WHAT THE BALLS.

    Glad to see you’re back! I’m excited to see what happens next!

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    • Yay!!! Chappie!!! 😉

      Thanks! I tried. But it was unbelievably annoying. I would’ve liked the wedding to be in the afternoon, but with the slowness, it lasted until the evening… 😦 Now I’m debating if I should just have all of the other heirs have private weddings… Cuz by the time that the “ceremony” started, all of the sims, except for the ones in the household, had left…

      HAHA!!! That made me laugh! Heheheh… “what the balls”… There is a small(ish) hint in one of the pictures and her last letter. Though, its possible that my idea may only make sense in my brain. Mwahaha!!! I haz eevill planz!!!

      Hopefully the next chapter won’t take as long to come out… 7 months is a long time…

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    • Oh, and no, she doesn’t have the commitment issues trait. 🙂

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      • OMG! Was she kidnapped? That picture of some person’s legs running towards the door looks pretty mischievous…

        And in the letter, Odine’s name is spelled Odene. Was that just a typo or…?

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        • Hmm… Interesting hypothesis. As if I would tell you what’s going on before its time. Psha! Hehe kidding.

          It wasn’t a typo on my part, on hers, maybe, or maybe it is something more >:-)

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  3. Jedidiah

     /  August 25, 2012

    Naw, what happened to Dee? I bet someone took her, since there were some stranger’s legs running into the house when Conny and her were sleeping.
    Good to see you back on this blog. I can’t say the same about myself. My work schedule is crazy and after work I am too tired. -.- But anyways, I think it’s a cool idea to change the pace of your writing and add in letters. I must admit I thought, why is he writing her? Is he gone? Is she gone? Where did he go? But then I realized they were love letters between married folks.

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    • I’m gonna let you come to your own conclusion with that… I would LOVE to blurt out my plan, but then that would just kill the anticipation.

      Good to be back dude! My work/school/church schedule gets crazy too, but I usually seem to be able to make time for my simmies. That was in no way, shape, or form a stab at you… Imma jus saiyen. 8-B
      Thanks! I can’t remember how long ago I found that “article”, but there is an awesim letter by president Reagan to his wife that made me laugh. The site also has a whole bunch of other articles on different ways to do things, in a “manly” fashion. Again, not a stab at you… Imma jus saiyen.
      Thanx for reading bucky!

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  4. Wait, so was the beginning like an aftermath of that last letter or? I think I’m just missing something… Also of course that last letter was not from Odine because the dude who wrote it spelled her name wrong at the bottom! If it was her, I’m sure she would have never spelled her name wrong. Plus the legs running into the house were a clue too. Something is up but I can’t place my finger on what exactly.

    I feel bad for Conrad. Poor guy thinking everything is great and then boom… she runs off pregnant with his baby. I would be angry as anything if I was him! At least tell the man where you are so he can see his kid 😦 He has a right to that baby; she ran off.

    Great chapter Nate! Glad to see you on your Lee story again ^^’

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    • Yay!!! You commented! XD I would’ve replied sooner, but I just got home from my sister’s quinceanero… Anyways! If you remember from the last chapter (which I don’t expect you to remember, since it was SEVEN months ago) the chapter ended with Odine running away after Conrad told her he loved her. So the beginning of this chapter is him finding her and bringing her back… Are you sure Odine didn’t write it? What if she was just in a hurry to get away, and wrote an E instead of an I. I do that sometimes. My brain is thinking of something else, and I may end up writing a B instead of an H, or an N instead of an R. And the person running into the house could be her running back in. Maybe she forgot something… Who knows 😉 But I’m pretty sure that you would end up “getting” whats going on exactly, if you thought hard enough…

      I would be pretty upset too. And who says she’s going to keep the baby. If she didn’t take Lance, what is going to make her want to keep Conrad’s kid if she doesn’t love him… Just food for thought… And she didn’t tell him where she is because she wants him to “never see her again”.

      Thank you very much Mademoiselle! And of course! I would never want to give up on the Lees. Seven gens of storylines must be written!

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      • Well of course I commented silly! 😛 I have to let you know what’s going on inside my brain. AH! I have now come to the realization that I am extremely slow and somehow missed that. I did remember last chapter, but I have no idea where my brain is. It’s probably this lack of sleep I’ve been getting. I feel like an insomniac x___x My body doesn’t want to shut down at night anymore! *grumble, tangent, rant*

        Well, I’ve been in a rush quite a few times and even extremely nervous writing my name, but I always seem to spell it right. It’s probably the only thing I spell write at the first try XD Nah, I’m just kidding… I know two words! My last name counts. Or, bare with me here, you’re trying to throw me off too ( I literally wrote toe and tow… -.- I’m shmart) make me think differently! AHAH! I’m on to you Bub! Or, you’re telling the truth… but I like my plan. Or thought. Or whatever it’s called… gosh I’m tired…

        I can’t think hard right now! My brain, remember? It’s tired… I probably sound weird too. Do I? I think so… I sound like I’n tlaking to myself…

        ANYWAYS… if she didn’t love him why’d she pretend to then? Why be so meanie to poor Conny? I don’t like her then. She needs to give back that child pronto! She beeter not kill it ;__;

        You’re welcome Mister… I can’t think of a word to use like that. Yay for more storylines! Now excuse me while I try to snooze… Sigh…

        Okay, I’m just going to go now before I sound even crazier to you O__O

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  5. Sorry that it took so long to catch up with your story >:| It’s really good though, and I like your writing style a lot too.

    Poor Odine and Conrad. Thinking everything is going well and dandy and then she goes. But she didn’t really choose to go anywhere did she? Unless she spelled her own name wrong which I highly doubt :\

    Save her Conny >_<

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    • Oh hello!!! Welcome! And its okay! Its not like after I got the notification that you are following my story, I checked every morning, noon, and night, waiting for you to comment. *shifty eyes* Hehe! Kidding! I’m not that creepy… I think.

      I’m not the nicest person with my sims, every chapter has pretty much ended on a “down note”. But don’t worry, Conrad will eventually get his big break. I think… As much as I would love to tell you my idea of what’s going on, your gonna hafta wait until I finish the next couple of chapters…

      Well, he would have to realize what’s going on first… If your thought process is what is actually going on. XD

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  6. Whoo new chapter!!!

    Poor Conrad and Odine. I thought for a second that they were actually gonna be together and be all loved and happy and then…BAM!! Odine claims she doesn’t really love him. >_<

    Go Conrad!! Prove to her that she means that much too you!!

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  7. 😀 A new chapter!

    I’m thinking Odine didn’t leave because she doesn’t love Conrad. The fact that ‘Odene’ wasn’t a typo is just a bit suspicious. I’m thinking someone’s blackmailing her or something.

    The chapter was great, super glad to see you’re back!

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    • Yup! 😀

      Hmm… Interesting… *scratches non-existent beard*

      Why thank you much! I would never want to give up on my beloved story. 😀

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  8. Hiya! I kind of just stalked your blog 🙂 Hope you don’t mind.
    I really really like this! When I saw that note Odine left….. aaaaahh!!!
    At first I thought “psshhh she was kidnapped”…. and I still think it!
    Probably Mr. Littler, that fartbrain… if he forces her to get an abortion or harm Dee in any way… let’s just say my simself is gonna find some way to get into your game and make sure Mr. Littler ain’t havin no more kids.
    I just hope Conrad finds her in time!!!
    Also, question: Is Odine’s maid of honor Mr. Littler’s wife?
    Great/awesome chapter!
    Ps- Thanks for following my blog 🙂 I’m glad you did ’cause I got to find yours 😀

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    • Hiya!!! I’ve been meaning for the longest time to comment on your blog, and say how awesome it is, and to also ask if you could read mine, but every time I went onto the last post you did, right when I was about to comment, I would have to go somewhere. Grr… Anyways! Of course I don’t mind if you “stalk” my blog. The more the merrier!
      Nice guess! Of course I can’t ruin what is going on (as much as I would like to) but if your guess is correct, lets cross our fingers that he doesn’t do some irreparable damage. OHH!!! You have a simself? Umm… I was wondering if it would be alright if I could have her, and stick her in my isbi town?
      If your hypothesis is correct, let us hope he finds her before it is too late…
      Also, answer: No. Odine’s maid of honor was Mr. Littler’s daughter, who you will see more of in Odine’s bonus chapter. I’ve been trying to follow the EA given storyline for the Littler family. Giving my little tweaks here and there. Deidre has a good relationship with Odine, and her mother, but hates her father. The family is: Reuben, the dad, Renee, the mom, Bronson, the son, and Deidre, the daughter.
      Thanks again for reading!
      Ps. I am so happy to have found your story, and so glad that Abigail found and married Leighton. He’s a cool dude. And makes awesome looking babies. Hurr Hurr Hurr.
      Pss. Jared Frio SUXX!!!

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      • Aha thanks for clarifying that up about Deidre 🙂
        And no problem- don’t feel obligated to comment (though Im not discourgaing you, lol x))
        I agree about Leighton… he’s a nice dude, lol. Fun fact about the babies: I wasn’t planning on letting Abigail have any more kids (she’s almost an elder) and what do you know? While I’m playing one of the kids, she goes and gets herself preggers. Silly Leighton 🙂
        About my simself- NO PROBLEM! As soon as I figure out how to upload sims, I’ll be right on it!

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        • No problem! And if you have any other questions, don’t be afraid to ask!
          Haha! I am planning on commenting after I finish replying to this comment. I actually have a couple of blogs that I had been meaning to comment on, but time wise, it hasn’t really worked out. Heheh.
          He is a cool guy! (I mean, he does have the good trait), and I actually have one of his babies with a sim that I created saved in my sim bin, and I am planning on featuring her in this blog (eventually). The only thing that I don’t like about him is the ears… They’re too “in”, and don’t stick out enough… OOO!!! A Leighton-Abigail baby! Yay!!!
          If you want, you could email me her “.sim” file, if you know how to do that. If not, I could help you. Since I am going to comment on your blog, you would have my email address…

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  9. Sianystar

     /  September 5, 2012

    Brilliant update! I’m so sorry taken me so long to get round to reading it. I was so convinced that Odine wasn’t going to turn up on their wedding day, and was so happy when she did, and then…. Oooh!! What about Conrad’s baby?! Is it even his?! I was so hoping for a happy ending!

    Great stuff 🙂

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    • Thanks Sian! And its fine! Real life comes first, and you read when you can! Really? So you were already anticipating that something was going to happen? Hehe.
      Conrad’s kid? Odine is still pregnant. You will find out eventually what happened, I can’t just leave that part of the story open. Conrad will eventually have a happy ending. I just tend to make their story difficult until the end of their “main story”, and we are only in chapter 4. So we still have a couple chapters to go until I’m finally nice to him. Thanks again for reading!

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  10. First off, I’m really excited about this new update!!!!! Odine and Conrad seem made for each other. I like the fact that you incorporated some of Odine’s background story from the game in here. It adds more depth to her character. And poor Odine! I bet He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is responsible for this the dirty rat! I hope Conrad once he gets over his initial pain can see that this letter is a fraud and do some deeper investigating. He can’t give up on Odine yet, not after everything he did to make her his wife! Great job and even better cliffhanger!

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  11. Oh my gosh! I hope that Odine wasn’t kidnapped. No Conrad something isn’t right about that letter and she is pregnant again!

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    • Well, even though being kidnapped would suck, I would prefer her being kidnapped, than the letter being real, and her actually not loving him.

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  12. Cinnamon Sugar

     /  October 8, 2012

    Okay, so here is a REALLY delayed, and albeit not as long as it should be essay-comment 😀

    I was really shocked when Odine just took off at the beginning, but then I had to think about her past and what she had been through and it kinda made sense. Here she was a poor girl who was put in a disgusting situation and just as things went from bad to worse (getting pregnant), everyone she knew cast her aside. The one person who didn’t was Conrad, and as a best friend he’s always been there. So I think on one hand, she didn’t want to get hurt by a male and on the other, she didn’t want to lose the one solid person she could depend on.

    In the end though, I’m VERY glad that Conrad was able to convince her to forgive herself and that she was worth marrying. Oh, and may I just say that she looked absolutely devine in that dress! Oh man is she ever gorgeous.

    Also, Lance is growing up so fast! Although I’m a little concerned about how this negative energy might affect him. I suppose only time will tell.

    The letters that Conrad started writing were adorable, and honestly I so had a girlie ‘awwww’ moment while reading them. It was nice to see how their lives were turning normal and how happy a family they will make. That is, if they can get out of this new fangled situation.

    Which by the way Nate. IS VERY MEAN TO DO!!!! I mean they JUST reconciled!! Couldn’t you give them another chapter of happiness before you tore them apart from each other once more! *Ahem* Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest I have a few theories. It’s either Reuben who found out about Lance and wants some sort of revenge against Odine, or it has something to do with Conrad’s past. I’m not sure which yet, and I suppose I’ll have to wait until after Odine’s interlude chapter (which yes I’m very excited to read ^_^ ).

    All in all though, great job with the suspense, and showing the growing bond between the two. I’m very anxious to see what twists and turns you have coming, and hopefully won’t have to wait another seven months for the next chapter 😛

    P.S. The He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named reference made me smile, and with the added “I might break something if I mention it” made me laugh out loud (which I very rarely do). GO CONRAD!

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    • Yay! Cisu-styled comment! 😀 I’m looking at the length and thinking “wait… This is the short version?” hehe.

      Exactly. Also, she was so disgusted with herself, that she did the “I know better than you, and need to make this decision for you” type of thing.

      Yup. That Conrad is a good man. Its funny. He has the hot-headed trait. But IMO, with my writing at least, his friendly and good sense of humor traits show more. I know! She is so beautiful! What I love about her face though, is that it retains a child-like look, which fits her personality very well. But Odine Lee isn’t actually Odine Perry. When I first saw Odine Perry in CAS, she had no chin, and the biggest cheeks possible, it looked a bit weird. So I must say that EA and I make some pretty good looking simmies together. 😉

      Yeah, he is. Well, he had to since I lost him as a baby. Thank goodness I had saved him to the bin. Hopefully he isn’t scarred. Then again, he may end up a bit too young to remember anything. It all depends on how the random trait rolls make him…

      Happy I made you “aww”, I’m not much of a romantic (at least I don’t think so), so its nice to know. Lets hope they do get out of this fangled (Automatic like of this word) situation. What??? I have to keep you guys on your toes! If you think about it though, there was a semi-happy moment in this chapter, I just kind of flew over it. I mean, Conrad and Odine weren’t married automatically… Very interesting thoughts. You guys make it really hard not to just tell you guys my plans… I am almost done with it… I think. I have free time this wednesday, so I want to try to finish it then. Which means, it probably is going to be finished next month. 😉 Hopefully no one thinks I’m also going to show her disappearence in that chapter. That would give the whole story away.

      *nervous chuckle* Hopefully it won’t take 7 months…

      Haha! Happy I made you laugh. That’s a Voldemort reference, right? I have to say that I’ve actually never read a Harry Potter book, or seen any of the movies… ‘GO CONRAD’ indeed.

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      • Cinnamon Sugar

         /  October 10, 2012

        Yes, this is the short version. I mean, have you seen some of the comments on Jax’s pages? Yeeesh. 😉

        Which is typical female and annoying as all hell I would like to add.

        Well the hot-headedness comes out whenever something unexpected happens. Like when he tossed around all the furniture in the house 🙂 That you do indeed. I really like how she looks, and sometimes just editing townies can make for awesome sims.

        Yay for saving to the bin! That “trick” has saved me many times from re-making a ton (and I mean a ton) of sims. Yes, well that and how you want the story to go. In all honesty, I don’t think I can randomly roll their traits… maybe one or at most two, but that’s it. I have my heir’s lives roughly outlines and no random trait rolling is going to ruin it! Lol, a bit much?

        Fangled is an awesome word. One of my favourite least used and least appreciated ones. Yes there was, but I still feel sorry for them that it didn’t last a chapter longer. Of course, I like suspense too, so I’m not really complaining 🙂

        Noooo! No telling me plans!! It ruins the surprise! Lol, well a month is more than acceptable, certainly better than seven 😛

        Yes, yes it is and the books are awesome. I’ve seen a few of the movies, I remember the first two not being bad (the third is crap but that will lead to a tirade so we’re not going to get into it) and I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the rest. Still, the books are awesome and a fast read… well despite the length… I mean it’s an easy read so it goes by fast. Man I hope that makes sense.

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        • Very true. I remember one time I counted how many lines your comment was on one of Jax’s posts… I can’t remember what number it was, but it was really long. Haha!

          I think that’s just typical human. We all think our opinions/mindsets make more sense than anyone else’s, so we (just humans in general) decide that to protect someone else, we need to make decisions for them, when all along, the person is smart enough to make their own decision… And yes, that is annoying.

          True. I was just a bit surprised, because I hadn’t imagined him being so overly friendly, but that’s how his personality bloomed as I was writing his story. However, I think it would be a bit tough for me to right in the perspective of a bad@&#… Dunno why… I know, EA tends to make really weird looking sims, but if you tweak them a bit, they come out not so bad. And I love the way Odine came out. I’m debating whether I should put her up for download, since she is a bit different than the original… What do you think?

          Yeah, doing that saved me from recreating a bunch of characters, cuz you know that wen you have to recreate sims, they never come out the same way. Well, I have many plans for the heirs all the way down to about generation 7, so I need their personalities to come out a certain way, but I feel guilty about choosing them on purpose, and gave myself a rule that I can only choose up to 2 traits for them, the rest, I have to roll, but I will re-roll if they aren’t coming out well with my story-line idea. What’s a bit much? You needing to choose the traits for the heirs? Nah, your fine.

          That it is my friend. Well, at least there was a bit. I could have shown more, but I kind of want to keep you guys on your toes. I love suspense, and cliffhangers, as annoying as they are, really tend to suck me into the story.

          Aww… Why not? 😉 Hey hey, I had semi lost interest. Now I am back.

          Really? I was never really interested in them, even though I tend to read any book that I can get my hands on. They didn’t call out to me…

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  13. This chapter was WOW! I mean Odine and Conrad getting married and Odine pregnant! WHOO! But then she disappears? I hope she didn’t just run off but then I saw that everyone was talking about her getting kidnapped but would Ruben really kidnap her and the baby? What will he do to her?

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  14. Oh gosh! After the wedding and being pregnant…she decides to leave again! Why would you leave the father of your child, the man you said I Do too, someone who loves you and treats you right? What is wrong with women!?! ><
    Or, reading from the previous comments, could it all be staged? Could she have been kidnapped?
    Hmm…cliffhangers cliffhangers…I hate em. ;3

    The love notes was just adorable, I loved the idea! Great work with this chapter. Alot of emotions and different feelings and just everything running wild until the end when it all comes together for a moment when he fell asleep with her in his arm…and then it went haywire when he awoke to find her gone.

    Lance is getting bigger by the minute! So cute! I wonder how this will affect him….

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    • Yes, even after the wedding, and being pregnant, she leaves. If this were real life, I would say that I don’t understand why someone would do that. But since it is a story that I am writing, I do. *evil laugh* Women are crazy! Haha! I will never understand the female mind 😉
      That could be a possibility. She may have actually loved Conrad, yet was forced to leave… Who knows (I do).
      I love cliffhangers… well, making them at least. You have to admit that cliffhangers are good for the sole purpose of “keeping readers”. It makes the human think “I must know what happens next!” Granted, I’m not doing it to “keep readers.” It just seems to be a good spot to finish each chapter.

      Why thank you. I tried very hard to get the notes as “real” as possible. I guess you could say that this chapter was pretty emotional. From him getting her back, to his emotions at the wedding, to his happiness when he foun out that he was going to be a father, to the end, when he felt betrayed because of her leaving… Thank you for reading.

      Lance is pretty flipping adorable. Hmm… maybe he will be affected by this incident, or maybe, he will be too young to remember…

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  15. That was …unexpected. I’m very interested in seeing how this works itself out. Something tells me that we are about to be re-introduced to the murders back in Sunset Valley… I could be wrong…
    Oh, and BTW … Good Job!

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  16. Hmmmm something seems fishy. Surely Odine would leave with her baby, or they would at least talk about it first? And why would she leave before the Or I don’t know, something’s not right here. The legs could have been Odine running, or it could have been someone else… Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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