Wednesday, 28 January 2009

No answer

Round 12: Days 56-60
Maria was quite lonely since Anton's death. She was glad to have Emil, even if he constantly reminded her of his father.

He was growing up so fast! Emil was already walking and it wouldn't be long before he was starting kindergarten.

Maria had to leave Emil in the house with Raines the butler and nanny most of the day while she was at work but he seemed to occupy himself pretty well. He loved following Raines around while he did the chores and sometimes Raines let him "help" answer the door.

Emil hadn't shown a particular interest for anything over all else, but he did enjoying grabbing at the butterflies that were often flying around the backyard.

When Maria was at home, she found herself constantly fielding phone calls from Adam Gottlieb. They had met when they were both visiting someone else's home and Adam seemed to have become infatuated with her. She tried her best to dissuade him - he was only 18 and still pretty immature!

This week, there was also trouble brewing amongst the help. Raines had tried to kiss Nanny Joanna and had been brutally rebuffed!

He was feeling very sheepish and avoided being in the same room with her for a good while.

Maria was craving some adult companionship, so she got Wally in the car and drove to Peerless Park, the local hangout for Nature Sims.

She managed to meet a few new people...

...while Wally charmed everyone enough to gain quite a few doggie biscuits in return.

They probably didn't find this too charming though. Maria had to hurry him back into the car to get home for a bath. Who knew what he'd got into?

It had been too long since Maria had seen her stepdaughter Mina so she decided to invite her over for dinner.

They were interrupted by yet another phone call from Adam almost immediately, so Maria asked Mina if she would keep an eye on Emil for a few minutes.

Mina had never been faced with a toddler before and wasn't quite sure what to do with him.

Emil was pretty good at telling people what he wanted though, so he and his half-sister were soon making friends.

She even put him to bed in time for Maria to serve dinner. Over dinner, they talked about Anton and about Mina's engagement to Pascal.

It was finally time for kindergarten! Maybe Raines could get some work done without Emil under his feet now! Despite spending much of the morning whining about having to eat his eggs, Maria managed to get Emil off to his first day of school on time.


  • Normally, service NPCs will not autonomously interact romantically while on the job but Emil told them to! I thought it was a glitch that toddlers could influence but I decided to try it last night and to my surprise, it worked!
  • Not sure what's up with Adam but he is obsessed! Tough crap to him, it's not happening! I might let them have a fling so he can get it out of his system but I think that'll be it for them.


  1. Haha! Naughty Emil, causing dissension amongst the house staff. ;) He's going to be quite the little trouble maker.

    LOL at obsessed Adam. Poor Maria.

  2. Well I don't know what's wrong with Maria, I think that Adam is absolutely gorgeous ;)

    I didn't know toddlers could influence other sims! I have to try that sometime.

  3. Yeah, Adam's a funny one! He attempted to flirt with her at whoever's house they were at when they met and she was disgusted! So she apparently doesn't think he's *that* gorgeous. She likes a mature man, clearly, as marrying Anton when he was like 200 years old clearly showed!

    Maybe it's the gut. Adam likes his food and hasn't wanted to work out to lose it, so he's a little overweight.

  4. LOL, I didn't know toddlers could influence people either. Guess the nanny just isn't into butlers! ;)

  5. If I remember correctly, the nanny isn't in to any men at all! Raines shouldn't take it personally. ;)

  6. I have yet to hire a Butler in my game, so it was really neat reading about Raines! I'm going to have to hire a butler now. And yay for stalkers! Especially barely-legal aged stalkers! Lol, too funny.

  7. Butlers are good, or at least, mine have been. The game doesn't seem to recognise them as an appropriate child carer sometimes though, and I get the social worker message. So I leave the nanny hired, just in case.