Welcome back to the Scatterdays! Last time Ainsley and George bugged Auden about marriage and babies, so she jetted off to Shang Simla, where things heated up with Chinese Sim Zhan Su.
This update begins with some excitement….
“Oh crap. They heard me.”
“Don’t move a muscle, you dumb burglar bitch!”
“HOW DARE YOU COME ON TO MY PROPERTY AND TRY TO STEAL MY THINGS!”
“AUGH! But I wasn’t going to steal your things, just…”
“I’M GOING TO MAKE YOU PAY FOR THIS! MY DAD USED TO BE A COP, YOU KNOW! A GOOD ONE! HE’D BE VERRRRRRY UPSET IF HE WERE TO SEE THIS!”
“Ha! I think I got her! What’re you gonna do now, Daddy’s Girl?”
“DADDY’S GIRL?! OH HELL NO!”
“YOU TAKE THAT BACK, BITCH! I’M NOBODY’S GIRL!”
“AH! HOLY CRAP!”
“MMMFFHHHH….WHY IS SHE SO GOOD AT FIGHTING ME?!”
“HAHAHAHA IT’S IN MY BLOOD!”
“Hey, Auden, wait, I want to try…”
“Ha! Beat you! Now you’d best leave this property and never come back unless you want all of Riverview’s police force on your ass!”
“Aww, Auden, can I fight her before she leaves?”
…and that is how I learned that both Auden and Aurora have the Can Apprehend Burglar hidden trait. A check with Master Controller revealed that the rest of the kids had it too. I’m guessing this is because George used to be a cop, even though he’d switched careers by the time the younger girls had been born? Weird.
I’m not complaining though.
Ainsley eventually realized what all the fuss was about.
“Woo! Go Auden! Beat that burglar to the ground with a right hook!”
“Mom, the fight ended five minutes ago.”
“Oh…but you did win, right?”
“This was stupid. I’m going back to bed.”
Let’s move on to happier things. Alicia had the first grandchild! I laughed when I learned his name was Homer. Hee!
Homer’s family tree! I learned his other grandfather was that fool who Ainsley had to cook an outstanding meal for.
In anticipation of Zhan’s visit to Riverview, Auden upgraded to a fancy double bed and moved into what was once Alicia’s room. It will be redecorated once we learn what Zhan’s favourite colour is.
Oh, and guess who slept through the entire burglar debacle? YES THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP, FORMER POLICE OFFICER. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.
“Auden! Are you okay?! What are you doing in here?!”
“Mom, what the hell?! Relax. I was just in the middle of having a shower! Why the fuss?”
“Oh I’m just nervous about the burglar from last night. Also I really have to pee so can you let me do that?”
“OH COME ON MOM, WE HAVE TWO BATHROOMS!”
*sigh* No random already married townies, my happily married Sims WILL NOT GO OUT WITH YOU!
“I think this show has gone downhill. Frank has been cooking nothing but garbage on Cookin’ Franks with Frank recently.”
“Hm, I’d have to agree with you. My level 10 cooking skill and my Natural Cook trait are both unimpressed with this.”
“What if….cooking garbage is a comment on the makeup of these hot dogs themselves?”
“I…don’t know. Could be possible, Dad.”
Family TV Time just got deep.
Tired of incompetent celebrity chefs, George and Ainsley decide to work out their frustrations with a game of catch.
Aww. I just can’t be mad at him for marrying an elder when I get popups like these!
“Hey, wasn’t Auden’s Chinese boyfriend coming over today?”
“Mmm? Auden has a boyfriend?”
“Uh, yeah. You should really start paying attention to your surroundings, Aurora.”
“Shouldn’t you put on some makeup before your gentleman friend comes over, honey? And, uh, maybe some clothes?”
“Mom! I just woke up! Can’t I at least ease into the day?”
“Auden, please! You want to marry this man and you can’t do that looking like some sort of awful insect!”
“MOM! WHAT THE HELL?”
“Well, you look all creepy and crawly now, like….an insect.”
“You’re not being very supportive here!”
“I know what men like!”
“You met Dad on your first day here in Riverview and you married him hours later! I hardly think you know what all men like!”
“Well, anyway, you should clean yourself up. Make yourself look like a beautiful folded napkin.”
“Hahahahaha. Folded napkin. That’s great, Mom. I’m going to go talk to a normal person now.”
A few hours later…
“Zhan! You made it! I’m so glad! But, you’re a day late…”
“No I’m not! I’m staying at a hostel downtown and you didn’t call me, so I thought you didn’t want to see me.”
“Oh…well that explains why we’re awkwardly shaking hands.”
Yes, I learned the hard way that when you invite foreign guests you have to call them and invite them over after they arrive or they won’t show up. Or maybe my game is just borked.
“Ah, Dad! I’d like you to meet Zhan Su, my friend from China. Zhan, this is my dad, George Dean.”
“Wonderful to meet you, sir! Auden thinks very highly of you.”
“HEY AUDEN DID I EVER TELL YOU ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF BRUSHING YOUR TEETH TO PREVENT CAVITIES?!”
“Uh, Auden, what is wrong with your dad?”
“Hmm…he might be uncomfortable with the prospect of us dating.”
“NO I’M NOT I’M JUST REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT TEETH YOU KNOW I LOST LIKE THREE OF MINE WHILE PLAYING HOCKEY SO DENTAL HYGIENE IS IMPORTANT TO ME…”
Auden and Zhan quickly escaped and went on a date to the fancy bistro, away from nosy family members…
…only to encounter a post-pregnancy Alicia waiting to supervise them.
“Hey, gotta make sure my little sister isn’t going out with some weirdo creep.”
“Well, Zhan, how was your dinner?”
“It was pretty tasty. I’m still getting used to silverware though. I only ate with chopsticks back home!”
Suddenly, half of Riverview appears!
“Hey, you two whippersnappers get outta the way! I’m hungry!”
“Hey sis! Dad wants to know if Zhan is being respectful!”
“I’m going to eat so much lobster that it’ll take me weeks to jog it off!”
“Uh…want to go somewhere else, Zhan? The art gallery, maybe?”
“Uh…sure. Then if we get hungry maybe we can eat some nachos later?”
“Nachos! Dad’s not going to like that! That’s a euphemism for something, right?”
“Go away, Alicia!”
Everyone eventually left them alone so the romance heated up. Auden gave Zhan a massage to soothe his shoulders after the long plane ride.
“You are so cute!”
“No you are so cute!”
“No you are!”
“STOP IT! YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE ME BARF!”
“I TOLD YOU TO GO AWAY, ALICIA!”
“So…I was thinking…since this seems to be going so well…”
“Be your boyfriend? Absolutely!”
“Really? *internal screaming*”
“There’s just something about you, Auden. I can’t not be with you! I’m planning on moving to Riverview as soon as I can!”
“Well then I think we should talk about….”
“Oh my Plumbbob!”
“I love you, Auden.”
“I love you too, Zhan!”
…and then Zhan had to go and ruin the cute moment with THIS.
STOP BEING OVERPROTECTIVE, GEORGE.
Also look up in the top left-hand corner. See where it says “fiancé” up there? Remember that. It will be important later.
“Oh, I’m so happy you said yes! You can move in with me and my family while we plan the wedding!”
*old ladies creep*
One of the old ladies passed out and then everyone had a fit. Especially Auden. Because that old bitch ruined a ~moment~ with Zhan, dammit!
Anyway, the date ended after Zhan refused to come home with Auden, and since it certainly wasn’t going to get any better, she decided to just call him up in the morning.
Auden returned to find her family in their usual position. She responded to none of their questions and went right to bed.
“Welp, I’m up and it’s 4 am. What now?”
I don’t know? Paint? Work on your LTW?
Fight over space in the bathroom like your family members?
“Hey, I know you guys are trying to clean up the mess from the broken shower, but I need to PEE!”
“We’ll hurry it up, sweetie, I promise!”
“I’m tired, so I’ll be done soon!”
Aurora decided to talk to herself about desks over a plate of grilled salmon instead.
“I love desks, don’t you! I do still need to pee though…”
“Oh no! Stop ranting about desks, Aurora! I just fell into this fire pit and I lost my last guy!”
This came up when Auden tried to invite Zhan over to have him move in. Urgh.
He eventually made an appearance, though.
“Sorry I had to wait a bit before coming over. I was at the art gallery contemplating this really beautiful painting and I didn’t want to be interrupted.”
“Damn it, I’d be mad if I didn’t find that so attractive.”
“How about a massage for my new favourite art critic?”
“Oooh, I suppose that would be nice…”
STOP ASKING GEORGE ON DATES. THIS IS LIKE THE THIRD TIME THIS PLAY SESSION ALONE!
“So…since we are engaged, how about moving in?”
“Sure, there’s just one little thing about that…”
“…would there be room for my brother Shen too?”
Yes, I’m moving Zhan’s brother Shen into the house as well. I figured Zhan could use some family of his own in Riverview, plus Shen might be a suitable candidate for marriage for one particular Scatterday…
Now to draw some attention to Zhan’s moodlet panel. Notice something? Well first of all, he doesn’t have the moodlet for being engaged! In fact, he somehow glitched and when he moved in he and Auden were downgraded to Romantic Interests! And there was no propose option to make them even boyfriend and girlfriend, even when they thought they were being extremely irresistible! Neither of them have had another romantic relationship either! I searched for a fix for this, but nothing came up. I’m not going to ask for help, because people will just yell at me (some fool just yelled at me for asking for help with another glitch over at MTS because I was apparently “supposed to read the help guide” but I did and there was nothing about my problem which I EXPLICITLY STATED IN MY MESSAGE. UGH THEY ARE THE WORST SORRY FOR RANTING.)
Also, look at that little magnet-hearty attractive Sim moodlet, because it’s not for Auden…
…and Ainsley’s isn’t for George.
I don’t foresee this working out well.
Zhan quickly grabbed a job in military for his LTW.
Then he grabbed Auden for a bunch of makeouts, because they still love each other despite the downgrade to Romantic Interests.
Shen immediately hopped on the treadmill, proving that he’ll fit in well in this family.
“So, this bed is fairly new and it hasn’t been fully broken in yet…”
“Ah. That’s better!”
I ignored Shen and found him training Ainsley. He yells a lot. Hmm.
“Why are there two new men in this house? Auden knows she can only have one, right?”
Pretty sure Auden doesn’t want the other, sweetie.
“Oh good. He’s incredibly attractive for some reason…”
Zhan got a mini-makeover! I should probably tell you his stats. His traits are Brave, Good Sense of Humour, Good, Athletic, Charismatic, and the hidden Asian Culture trait. His favourites are Goopy Carbonara, Kids music, and Irish Green, which I dressed him in. His Zodiac sign is Aquarius.
“Impressed by my muscular body?”
Aurora could have taken this opportunity to get to know the mysterious new stranger in the house, but instead she read, paralyzed by fear.
“Yes! Goopy Carbonara! I can tell that I’m going to like living here!”
Aww! Zhan is so cute when he claps!
“zzzzz…..babies? Should we?….zzzz….”
“WHAT THE HELL, ZHAN?! I TOLD YOU I NEEDED TO PEE! GET OFF THE TOILET!”
“Sorry honey! I’ll just be a sec…”
I absolutely love all of Auden’s angry faces.
“Ugh, oh man! Something stinks. I wonder when the last time any of us bathed was…”
This was probably caused by somebody *cough*AinsleyGeorgeShen*cough* on the treadmill.
Yep. Two fine looking brothers here.
“Should I put on a shirt?”
…not if you don’t want to. I doubt Auden will complain.
Auden’s various rages subsided with some leftover key lime pie for breakfast.
Bathing until tranquil helped her too.
“Oh Where is my Mummy, where did you goooooo, I wasn’t finished embalming youuuuuuu, now you won’t be properly preserved in the sannnnndddd!“
She still sings that Egyptian song when she bathes.
“Oh Ainsley! I’ll love you forever and ever!”
“Oh George, what a sweet thing to say! Buy me a bouquet of roses?”
“Anything for you, my love!”
“Can you keep it down over there? I’m trying to watch the latest Cookin’ Franks with Frank! Frank is about to have a nervous breakdown over mustard!”
More proof that Ainsley and George are the cutest.
I sent Auden into town to photograph a bunch of things, and she maxed her photography skill!
“I CAN TAKE PANORAMA PHOTOS NOW! HOW AWESOME! I AM SO HAPPY!”
Apparently the pie and the bath didn’t help her rage…
“Ugh, I feel terrible. Maybe that Key Lime Pie went bad or something. I should probably head home.”
“Auden? You okay?”
“Well, yeah, other than puking my guts out, Zhan.”
Later, it was revealed that Auden’s puking was for a very good reason.
“Oh fuck. Hey Zhan! Guess who’s gonna have a kid soon!”
Generation three is on the way!
Then Auden completely misses the point of a matriarchy and wishes for a boy!
NO. BAD AUDEN.
That’s it for this round of the Scatterdays! Sorry if the chapter got a little long – I’m trying to move forward as fast as I can to catch up to where I am in-game. Thanks for reading!