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Take Me to the Moon 6.22

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Grayson was just about to don his robe-de-chambre when he noticed slimy tentacles oozing out from under his bed.

“Hello there,” he called.  No response.

He kneeled down and spoke to the creature.

“No need to be alarmed,” he said, “however, this is my bedchamber, and I’d be obliged if you would leave.”

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The creature only emitted further  unintelligible utterances.  Lack of eloquence, and a particularly distasteful appearance, as well as leaving slime tracks on his neat floor, all of these were offensive to Grayson.

“If that’s your stance,” Grayson replied, “I shall be required to involve the management.”

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Grayson found his mom and dad on the pool patio, talking with Aubree about their date.  His dad looked quite peaked, but appeared to be making an effort to eat.  Odd, since they’d just returned from a dinner date.

No matter.  The business at hand.

“Father, I require your assistance.”

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Grayson’s father made quick work of the creature, and the integrity of Grayson’s boudoir was restored.

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The next morning, Sunday, Grayson went outside to continue his exploration of the scientific method, only to find a crowd gathered in the yard.

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Apparently, awaiting some sort of spectacle for the entertainment of the masses.  Fox was putting on a performance for the family.

Grayson’s cousin, Misa, now a teen, returned very soon to swimming, bored by the show.

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But Aubree really liked it.

“Ta da,” Fox said, taking a bow.

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“Did you see the part where the girl made friends with the monster?!” he asked his audience.

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“I came up with that plot twist,” he told them excitedly.

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That afternoon, the family went to visit Ashlee and meet her new baby, Amy.  Grayson, meeting Misa on the sidewalk, informed him that it was rude of him to walk out on Fox’s performance so unceremoniously.

“By the way, I’ve been wondering, what’s your prized possession?” Grayson asked.  Misa looked distinctly peeved and stalked away.

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Downstairs, in Fiona’s old room, Alyse had found the newborn, Amy Arias, and was cooing over her.

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Then it was off to Felicity’s house, to meet their other new cousin, Laurie Tesla.

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Alyse made sure the new mom was ok, and then headed off the bedroom to see Laurie.

Meanwhile, Grayson had noticed a miniature tea set wall decoration in Aunt Felicity’s kitchen that he particularly liked, and he put it in his pocket, hoping no one saw him.

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Fiona and Yuki had found Laurie, in her bassinet next to her mother’s bed, and were enjoying getting to hold her and rock her.

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Fox and Sakura were on to Grayson, about the tea set, and after the grown-ups had carried Laurie downstairs, they cornered him in Aunt Felicity’s bedroom.

“I saw you take my sister’s tea set,” Fox said. “Give it back.”

Grayson was mortified that he had been caught, and tried to hide under the covers.

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When they left the room, he crawled out and began talking to his favorite dinosaur.

“What have we learned from this?” he asked.

“Yes, right you are,” he said with a wry smile. “We need to improve our stealth.”

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10 Comments so far:

  1. Echo Weaver says:

    OMG. Grayson is the most adorable criminal mastermind. I’m just completely sucked in by him. I love the way you write him. Fox is so charmingly normal by comparison.

    DId Fiona’s newest child get her skintone, or was it just the lighting?

    • I’m so glad you like him! So far it has been really fun writing Grayson and I hope I’m able to continue to develop him and represent him the way I’m imagining, as he gets older. I really like Fox too and hope to find time to show him a little more as a teen.

      So that baby Yuki was holding is Felicity’s baby, Laurie. Yuki and Fiona were just visiting to meet Felicity’s new baby. So far, Fiona and Yuki only have Misa and Sakura. I have MC Command Center set to allow up to three children for non-active playables, so they may have one more but haven’t so far.

      That lighting is particularly yellow, at Felicity’s cottage– it is hard to see skintones. As soon as the babies (Laurie, Felicity’s; and Amy, Ashlee’s) age up to children I’ll add them to the family tree so we’ll be able to see their skintones. Babies in Sims 4 have one of only three skintones and there are somewhere between 9 and 12 regular skintones for the other ages. (I can’t remember precisely). You can’t even see babies in Manage Households; there’s just a bottle symbol for them until they age up to child.

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. Carla says:

    Grayson and Fox are both very cute! I love the way you write the kids in your game. 🙂 I enjoyed Grayson’s polite negotiation with the monster under his bed. I did not know that there were actually monsters under the bed in TS4 – thought it was just something cute but imaginary.

    • Thanks, Carla, yes, there are actually pixelated monsters under the beds, but if you have the active sim as a non-child, you can’t see them (I’m pretty sure it works that way). Only kids can see them, but parents respond to kids’ requests to help get rid of them.

  3. cathytea says:

    Lol! Great kids !

  4. Ha ha, Grayson is a riot! He and Fox will be quite different as they grow up. I wonder how much they’ll butt heads when they’re both teenagers.

    • Good question, Laura, so far Grayson and Fox are sort of on different trajectories and hardly even run into each other. I notice they do get whims to do stuff together but they’ve been so busy meeting aspirational goals they haven’t done a lot together.

  5. I love both Fox and Grayson they are so fun 😀

  6. maisie says:

    Oh my goodness, Grayson is a total doll!! <3 That’s right little Grayson, you need to improve your stealth! Too funny on confronting Misa too, he really does look rather unfriendly on the sidewalk. So many new babies too! It’s always nice to see the next generation, and I’m really enjoying Fox and Grayson. The puppet show is really great as well, as is the monster under the bed!

    • Misa was not pleased with Grayson inquiring about his prized possession! He really glared at him. It was funny because Sakura seemed to take Grayson’s side on that, and she usually follows her big brother. But Misa was rude when Fox was doing the puppet show. It was funny that different sims had different reactions to the puppet show.

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