A Note Unsaid
Take Me to the Moon 6.14
Fearghus munched on an apple and waited for Alyse to wake, so he could tell her again how much he loved her.
They’d been trying to conceive since the wedding, but so far, no luck. And their disappointment seemed more difficult to bear, each time they got another negative pregnancy test.
Alyse tried to take her mind off of it by practicing the violin, playing the piano, and swimming.
Fearghus came with her to the bathroom to see what the news was, today.
And when they got another single pink line, with no hint of a second line, he did his best to comfort her.
Fox had grown up so much, and the family planned a party for him. Once again, Zoe was catering, not willing to give that responsibility to someone else, despite her age and her family’s insistence that she be able to freely enjoy the party instead of serving everyone. Fox, who was normally a cheerful and rambunctious child, was not happy about being sent out to greet the guests.
Uncle Eric came, and got to know his new nephew. Eric had also been much younger than everyone else, and he and Fox hit it off pretty well.
Fiona and Elizabeth, Dennis’ daughter, were also there. The family caught up on each other’s news. Yuki was doing well as a programmer, and she, Misa, and Sakura weren’t able to make it, but Fiona gave everyone their love. Everyone looked forward to Misa, Sakura, and Fox having a chance to get to know each other, and play together.
That evening, after the guests had gone, and everyone had gone to bed, Zoe enjoyed some music in the quiet of the great room. She thought of Ewan, her soulmate. She had never pictured herself having a whole other life, with a new baby, after he was gone, rather, pictured herself living quietly for a short time and then joining him.
She was grateful for the family that surrounded her, and Fox, and that she knew would always be there for him. She was grateful for the energy and zest for life she saw in Fox’s eyes, and his admiration and love for Fearghus, Alyse, and his aunts and uncles.
Grim entered the room, and Zoe felt she was falling, and rising, at the same time.
Fox, who had gone to bed but not fallen asleep yet, heard commotion and ran into the great room.
It wasn’t long before Fearghus and Alyse heard his sobs and came running, too. Fox looked at them, and saw the grief on their faces. Why was everyone just standing there, crying?!
Fox came up behind Grim, and gave his robes a hard tug. He begged him to give him mom more time with them.
And he did.
Zoe felt so amazing, with her second chance at life, she decided a swim was a great way to celebrate.
As she enjoyed the refreshing water, and the vitality she had not felt in so long, Fox enthusiastically relived his triumph to Fearghus.
Meanwhile, Alyse had quietly slipped down to the family vault. Zoe’s death made her realize that sooner or later, not only Zoe, but her own mother, would pass on and be gone. She looked at the urns of those who had come before Fearghus, and she felt sad, realizing that it was just a matter of time until on their own.
She was not ready to let her mom go. What would happen to Aubree? Alyse knew that Elodie loved Aubree, and she herself had grown up with a single parent, but she’d never known what it was like to live with two parents. Alyse vowed that she would make sure that Aubree had a bigger circle, with them, than just Elodie, when Echo Weaver was gone.
At sunset, Fox asked permission to go tell Aunt Felicity the good news. Fearghus called ahead and told Felicity that Fox was coming to see her, and she was waiting in the grass when he ran down the hill and into sight.
- The Failed to Conceive emotion and animation is so sad. And Alyse has been the slowest sim to conceive, on regular EA settings, so far in all my save games. She had five negative pregnancy tests. I think my record, before that, was Elise, at two or three.
- After the 30 minutes that Grim allowed Delaney to live, when Elise gave him the death flower, I didn’t expect long for Zoe, even if Fox succeeded with his plea. But she got more time.
- I also got the notification that Echo Weaver didn’t have long to live, about the time all this happened.
Sakura didn’t come to the party, because she was still a baby when Fox aged up, but here’s her picture. I think she’s gorgeous! She got Yuki’s eyes and Fiona’s hair.