Monday, 25 October 2010

Chapter 19 - Home again

Pain exploded in my head bringing me back to consciousness. Vision still blurred I tried to make out who my attacker was.

Whoever it was looked oddly like Nuala but that couldn't be.... The memory of Nuala's face at the abandoned warehouse flooded into my mind. "Nu..l.." I tried to form the word, to say her name, but it wouldn't come out. My head was still fuzzy from being knocked out and the searing pain made it hard to concentrate. Another blow landed on the side of my face.
"Wake you little bitter."
"Nuala," I gasped this time able to get the words out through the pain. "You'''re alive!"
"Of course I'm alive." She said her voice dripping with condescension. "What did you expect."
"But you died. are you here?"

"What do you mean I died?" Her voice was full of scepticism now.
"When the twins were born. We were told you didn't survive the birth. Nuala we have your ashes. You're dead."
"Twins?" Scepticism had moved to confusion.
"You're daughters Peach and Pear." Could it be that she didn't even know they existed?
"NO," she yelled. "You're lying. I had a son. A beautiful little boy that was stillborn. You are just trying to distract me. You have moved in and taken over my life and now you want keep Plum all to yourself. How could you do that to me Rosé you're my sister, my twin. We are supposed to have a bond."
"Plum? What does Plum have to do with anything?" Now I was the one confused.
"Don't play dumb. I know all about the affair. I know you had a baby with him. I know everything. And now you have to pay."

The blows landed and there was nothing I could do to stop them. What had happened to her? She was the sweetest most innocent berry in the world. How had she turned into this rage filled monster?
After a time she slowed down. "Perhaps that will show you what happens when you lie." She said, slightly out of breath, as she walked out the door.
Bruised and tied to a chair I could do nothing but watch her go. I allowed myself to sink into unconsciousness once more.


Tears stinging my eyes I rushed out of the room. I made it to the trees before I broke down.

 How could  she say such things? How could she bring back all the pain I have pushed aside with a few small words? And how could I have been so violent? It was so unlike me but in the moment the pain burst through me and exploded. It was uncontrollable. The words she said, the lies she told enraged me still. Composing myself I made my way back to the house. Mother still didn't know about my little side trip to Sunset Valley and it was time she was told.


When I woke my situation hadn't much improved. I was still in this small room, still tied to a chair and still quite sore. One thing was certain, I had to find out what happened to Nuala and I couldn't do it from this chair. Luckily whoever had restrained me didn't do a very good job with the knots. After a bit of struggling I was able to work my hands free. Once that was done, however;  I paused. What was the next step? Did I go to Nuala and try and talk to her? Did I get out of there and try to do some investigation on my own?

I didn't have time to debate and I didn't know who else was around or how soon someone would check on me. In the end it was the thought of Bondi that made my decision. With Blue still being held hostage I couldn't leave my child with no parents. But before I left I took one small risk. Quietly and quickly I stole up to the main house.

 Pulse pounding in a way that I haven't experienced in years I peered in window after window until I found the one I was after.

When I found the room Nuala was in I scribbled a note on the back of a picture of the twins that I always kept with me and slipped it under the door. I hoped that when she saw a picture of her daughters she would start to believe that I had been telling the truth.


I arrived back at the house to find it empty. It should have been the perfect chance to pull my thoughts together, to make sure that I had all the information I needed to hand over. But instead it just allowed those words to echo inside my head.
"You're dead"
"You're daughters Peach and Pear."

They were still beyond belief and the pain at the loss of my life and my family ripped through me once more. But try as I might I couldn't stop that ever hopeful part of me from leaping for joy every time I thought of the possibility of my child, my children, being alive.

A noise at the door drew me out of my thoughts. Something had been slipped underneath it. As I got closer my hands started to tremble. 

I picked it up and tears started to form before I could even bring it close enough to truly make out the faces. Even through the tears I could tell they were mine and Plum's. Those precious little faces had both of us stamped all over them. My heart filled with joy at the sight of them even as it broke over the loss. On the back, in her familiar handwriting, Rosé had left me a note.
Nuala, I have never been happier than the moment I realised you were alive. I don't know what you have gone through these many years but I want you to have this. Just a small something to show you what is waiting for you back home.
I miss you Nuala
Rosé was telling the truth. I have two little girls living happy in healthy in Sunset Valley. But if she was right about that....


I dashed back to Sunset Valley in a reckless haste. Now that I was away from that place I couldn't be still until I saw my little boy was safe. I ran into the house past a very startled Blaze and went straight to the nursery.

Holding him tight in my arms I breathed a sigh of relief. As his new baby smell washing over me I started to cry.  I cried out of fear of the unknown and the life I was bringing Bondi into. I cried for Blue who was in some unknown place and missing these moments in his sons life. And I cried for Nuala who had been taken away from her babies and would never know this feeling. Taking a deep breath I placed him back in his crib and went downstairs to thank Blaze for being there.

"Rosé what happened to you?" She said the moment she saw my face.
"It's nothing, really. I'll be fine. Thank you for coming over to watch over Bondi. I know it must be hard to be away from Almond."
"You needed our help so of course we are here. We even had Almond here with us until Plum needed to take her home and put her to bed."
"You don't know how much it means to me that you guys were here."
As I walked her to the door to say goodbye I thought I once again heard the sounds of a motorcycle.

If it was Nuala I was too tired to do anything about it and I wasn't about to leave Bondi again so soon. Close to collapsing I crawled into bed and cried myself to sleep.

A noise in the night woke me. Head still heavy with sleep I padded into Bondi's room thinking he needed his midnight feed. I was surprised to find him deep asleep. I tried to dismiss the noise but something about it seemed wrong, somehow more intentional that a simple bump in the night. The silence that now covered the house was eerie and I shivered in spite of myself.
"You're a spy Rosé. Not some little weakling. Stop cowering and check it out." Trying to work past the fear that had built up inside me I slowly worked my way downstairs.

The noise did not come again but I was sure it was from the front of the house. Quickly checking to make sure the back remained locked I took a deep breath and opened the front door.

"Blue" I gasped rushing to his side. He groaned at my touch and began to come around.
"Rosé?" He asked still groggy and disoriented.
"Blue, my love, I'm here." I helped his to his feet and drew him close.

"You're home now love. You're safe" I whispered in his ear. This time as I heard a motorcycle pull away I didn't look, but I smiled.


  1. I'm glad Blue and Rose are safe and sound but I'm worried about Nuala now :(. She's all twisted up inside and needs her sister but with the way their mother is...I'm afraid she won't be able to get away.

    Great update!

  2. Thanks Cami :) I wanted to put more of what will happen with Nuala in this chapter but couldn't quite get it worked in so it will be in the next update.

  3. I'm so happy that Blue is ok. Poor Nuala though :( To find out what she had.

  4. oh, gee.. I can't wait for the two sisters to finally be reunited. I'm pretty curious as to how Nuala will react to Blaze, though. I think that knowing her sister isn't involved with her husband kinda sparked up some hope within her.

  5. Cupcake: I'm sure it was hard to hear but as Kitty said it sparked something within her.

    Kitty: I am a aiming to have that in the next update hopefully you won't have to wait too long for it ;-)

  6. I agree with Kitty, I can't wait to see her reaction, and what she will do to her mother. Another great update, you actually had me in tears, I feel so bad for Nuala :)

  7. Awww I didn't mean to make people cry. I had never paid much attention to Nuala before because Rosé was very much the star for me, but I am really connecting with her now and I am beginning her pain (although that might be a bit weird that I identify with them so much :\)

  8. It's good that I cried, means you got the right feelings for Nuala through your writing, I felt so bad for her, it's one thing being told your baby died, but to find out their are still alive and you were lied to by your own mother is 100x worse.

    I'm the same with Lyra and Kayleigh, I have an awesome storyline planned for Kayleigh, but really don't want to upset my simmies, I like them to be happy. I know drama is better for a story, and it's a great storyline, so I'm going to stick with it and see what happens.

  9. Clearly that's not a problem I have ;-). If I make it to the next generation I have plans for a very different tone and no pain at all but for now...

    I can't wait to see what happens with Kayleigh!

  10. Aw Thea you genius!! That was beautiful, it seems like Nuala is beginning to heal. But oh what's gonna happen to her mum? Eeep. And what about Blaze? Whole lotta drama in the next chapter. I hope her mum gets what's coming to her!!!!

  11. Aww Gracie genius is way to strong a word *blush*. Nuala still has a long way to go and the whole family is going to have to adjust to everything but I promise her mum will get what is coming! (I just don't quite know how yet :S)

  12. Aw I'm glad things are getting cleared up between Rose and Nuala, and that Blue is safe. And I really hope their mum gets what's coming to her! I can't wait for the next chapter! :)

  13. Awww. I;m so happy she finally kinda knows the truth. :) I also was welling up with tears as a I read.

  14. Thanks starling and fairywoodson <3 Even I am feeling relieved that things are out in the open and I knew what was happening :D

  15. Great post! I feel so bad for Nuala being a mom myself I can only imagine what she's going threw.

  16. Thank Sims Fan :D She has been through a lot hasn't she. And it will take some time for her to heal all the way, poor girl

  17. I was super excited to see an update when I came by here! You did a great job, as always, and I loved how you told the story from both girls' POVs. It really added a lot, I think!

    I can't wait to see what happens with everything. I feel so bad for Nuala with everything she has been through and can't wait to see what happens with their mom because of what she has caused.

    I also agree with everyone about Nuala finding out about Blaze. I can't even imagine what she might be going through with that happens. But at the same time, I feel bad for Plum too! He's totally oblivious to everything, and surely soon, he will find out that his wife he thought was dead, really isn't. He will probably have a bunch of conflicting emotions with Nuala back in the picture, and him having his current wife, Blaze. Definately looking forward to the next update!

  18. Wow Candace thanks for the comment. I love that you put so much thought into it all that makes me one happy girl. I am also very touched over your concern for Plum. I have been feeling for him quite a bit as I wrote these. Poor guy, it took him so long to get over Nuala and find happiness again it is really going to affect him!

    I can definitively say that nothing will happen to the mother in the next update. Although I haven't worked through all the plot points yet there are too many other things to work through before we take her down. But after that I am not sure how much longer it will be as I haven't decided what to do with her yet (nothing seems quite good enough).

  19. You're welcome! It actually ended up longer than I thought and I didn't realize how long it was until I posted it, lol. But I'm glad it made you happy! :) You put so much work into your updates just to get the right pictures and make sure certain things happen, so it's not a problem!

    I hope that whatever happens with the Nuala-Plum-Blaze triangle, it ends well because of everything, but I can already tell you aren't one to give us what we want just because it's happy!

    And I lol'd at the "take her down" phrasing :) Don't doubt yourself so much, because I'm sure whatever happens will turn out well!

  20. You are right about not giving you what will make you happy (although we'll all be happy when Water is finally taken care of so I don't feel too bad about throwing unexpected twists in).

    Thanks for the vote of confidence. I think I am delaying coming to a decision because I had always planned that when Water was out of the picture it would be the end of this generation and I am having a hard time letting go :(

  21. WOW! You are a really good writer!!!!
    I am going to keep reading your stories!

    Hey, my name is Dannielle, and I just found your page because a friend reccommended it. I was wondering if you could check out my sims stories and give me some genuine feedback??

  22. Thanks Dannielle, and sure I'll take a look :D

  23. Just read the entire story so far and I love it, I'm completely gripped, I can't wait for the next update O_O
    But Nuala, she can't have her family back completely now because Plum's moved on, I feel so sorry for her, and everything she's been through, it's just not fair :'(
    I love Rosé and Blue, they both look amazing and I love their characters. They make such a great couple lol
    It's such a clever plot, you've taken me by surprise so many times and I love it when a writer does that.
    I'll definitely be checking back for updates :D

  24. Thanks Charlie12309 <3 I really enjoy writing it and it makes me so happy to hear that people enjoy reading it too :D

  25. Woooo great and exciting edition~ Loved it! ;D <33

  26. Is the bruises part of it when they get slapped or other

  27. The bruises are custom content makeup I download specifically for the chapter :D. I got the link from My Sims Blogspot and if you want can find it for you.

  28. I am so glad that Nuela came around and isnt really evil. She brought Blue home :)

    Now I hope that Nuela can make it home as well.

  29. I don't like that mother! Poor Nuela....everything is upside down!