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Hit Me with a Clue-By-Four

Take Me to the Moon 6.10

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Thank you to Carla for the title– I’d never heard that expression before!

Before Fearghus left for his first day as a Medical Technologist, he peeked in on his mom.  She hadn’t been well lately, and he was worried about her.  She’d been nauseated and tired all the time. She was sleeping, so he left without disturbing her.

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Fearghus had been preparing and waiting a long time to finally start his career, and was able to land a job as a medical technologist instead of having to start at the bottom as an orderly.

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One of his first patients was Elder Wolff, who wasn’t feeling well.   He checked his ears

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And discussed his general health with him, which still left him with no solid information about what was ailing him.  So he took a swab to run tests on.

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While he was waiting for the results, he checked on other patients.

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This little boy seemed pretty stressed about being in the hospital, and Fearghus tried to put him at ease.

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Meanwhile, Zoe had woken up and was wondering how Fearghus would take the news she had for him.  She was struggling with it herself– glad to have a little one, another little bit of shared life with Ewan, on the way, but knowing she was getting very old and not knowing how long she would be able to parent this child, if she was able to successfully carry and deliver him or her.

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In the evenings, they often played chess so Fearghus could stay ahead on his logic skill, for work.  Without trying to break the news gently, she just came out and told him,

“I’m pregnant!”

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Not surprisingly, he had a hard time believing that was even possible, given her age.

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Calmly, she told him, although it was hard to believe and impossible to understand, it appeared to be true.

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All of Fearghus’ medical training started to flood into his mind, and he was very worried about Zoe’s safety, and the baby’s safety.

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But Zoe told him it was going to be ok.  She had a good feeling about it.

That didn’t do much to persuade him.

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Fearghus stayed up late repairing, and cleaning, and making sure every thing was in order for when he would have to leave his mom to go back to work.

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At work, he went through the motions, but he kept worrying about his mom.

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As soon as he got home, he ran and hugged her, and asked if she was ok.

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As time passed, and he checked for signs of movement, or listened for the baby’s heartbeat, the baby seemed to be thriving, and Zoe also seemed to be holding up alright.

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Although the whole labor and delivery loomed ahead, with Fearghus unable to imagine his frail mom being able to deliver the baby, at least for now, it seemed she was ok and there was nothing more he could do.

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Wanting some romance, he decided to give Elsa a call.  She had seemed open to it, when he had visited after his father’s death; although they hadn’t seen each other since the wake, maybe he should give their relationship a chance.

She arrived.  It was a balmy evening, with the sound of the gulls and the surf on the beach below, and moon rising into a surreal sunset of gold and cobalt.

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Fearghus thanked Elsa for coming and reached out to touch her cheek; she practically melted into his arms.

He asked her to come inside, and she said she’d like to stay for the night.

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But as they were heading for the bedroom, Fearghus knew he couldn’t go through with it.  He still loved Alyse, and although Elsa was sweet, and attractive, and available, it felt like a betrayal.

To avoid hurting her feelings as much as possible, he told her he suddenly didn’t feel well.  She left.

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The next afternoon, Fearghus and Zoe were home, trying to make Zoe as comfortable as possible in her late pregnancy, but she felt compelled to walk and was enjoying the view over the bay.

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Elsa called and said she needed to talk to Fearghus.  When she arrived, he went outside to talk to her.  She wanted to know whether Fearghus was just leading her on, or if he was really interested.  She understood he was grieving, and busy with work, but she felt she had a right to know if he intended to develop a relationship or not.

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Fearghus told her the truth, for the most part, although he would have preferred to lie.

He told her he wasn’t ready for a relationship and she should find someone else.

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Even though, deep down, Elsa knew that Fearghus still loved Alyse, she asked, “Why? why can’t we just take it slow?”

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Although Fearghus wasn’t going to purposely hurt her by telling her how much he still yearned for Alyse, he wasn’t going to give her false hope, either.  With a sad but determined face, he said, “this is how it has to be.”

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He hoped she would understand, sooner or later, and they could still be friends.

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But for now, Elsa did not understand.  She knew he was hanging on to his infatuation with Alyse, and she knew it was a waste, because Alyse didn’t see him as she did.

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Elsa was not ready to forgive or forget, not yet. She was angry at Fearghus for toying with her emotions, but she was even angrier at herself for allowing herself to fall for him when he was not ready to love her back.  And she was angry with Fearghus for being such an idiot, and continuing to pine after a girl who couldn’t even see him as a romantic interest.

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Gameplay Notes:

  • Fearghus had a want to woohoo in the closet, and since it seemed to be going well with Elsa, I had him invite her over.  She was very receptive.  But as they were heading upstairs, he got a bored moodlet all the sudden, and lost interest.  That is not how I anticipated him reacting to having his first love affair, and since he still has a longer pink bar for Alyse, I took it as a sign he wasn’t ready to give up on that love yet.  But before making another effort to win Alyse, I thought he should break off clean with Elsa, so the next day he invited her over and let her know they were not going to be together that way.  She was not happy, as you can see!  Fearghus may end up with neither of them, at this rate.
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14 Comments so far:

  1. Oh no! I’m sad that Fearghus is so hung up on Alyse still. I think Elsa would be sweet for him, but I agree that he’s likely to lose them both at this rate! I’m worried now that his friendship with Elsa will be tense because of this. She seemed so disappointed by it. 🙁

    I love how you interpreted his bored moodlet though. That would certainly put a damper on things.

    On the bright side, though, I’m glad Zoe’s pregnancy is doing well. I can’t wait to see the baby!

    • Hi Laura, I honestly didn’t set out to make my readers sad, or to torment Fearghus, but it sure is coming out that way, with this love triangle. Everybody’s sad! But that bored moodlet was just really too much too ignore. He’d wanted to woohoo in the closet, so I had him call Elsa, and she came over very receptive. He was flirty, and then as soon as they started walking to the bedroom, bam, a bored emotion took over his panel. Elsa’s sweet, and very hot, and that’s not what someone getting their first woohoo usually feels, I don’t think! And I do think it is sweet how Fearghus’ feelings for Alyse have persisted no matter what.

      • I guess considering it all, his reaction to Alyse at the wake and his reaction to Elsa in this, I probably would have interpreted the same thing about his feelings for them both. If his heart is with Alyse, then it just is. Love goes where it goes. Poor Elsa though. And poor Fearghus if Alyse never comes around. Ah…

        But lol, certainly don’t apologize for writing a juicy love triangle story! I always enjoy a good love triangle drama! 😀

  2. Carla says:

    LOL, I can’t even remember where I heard that expression but I’m glad you enjoy it so much!

    Thank goodness Zoe’s pregnancy is going well! I do share her worries though, that she won’t really be around to raise it. Hopefully, Fearghus can step up when that time comes.

    I’m sad about Fearghus and Elsa. Like, really sad, lol. I just can’t see how Alyse is going to do anything other than break his heart. :\ And I’m really bummed for Elsa, that she’s hurting now. 🙁

  3. Carla, Oh no, it’s true, Elsa is pretty much crazy about Fearghus, but he only has eyes for Alyse. And yes, Zoe seems fine, really she’s had an easy pregnancy for the most part. But Fearghus has really stepped up, from helping his parents as they got older, and I think he’ll be a good guardian for the baby or child after Zoe’s gone. But that part’s still sad, too. I appreciate your honest feedback!

  4. Huh! I love it when sims push you toward what they really want. Of course I have a soft spot for Alyse, but Elsa seems so have grown up into a sweet and beautiful woman.

    It was funny to see Elder Wolf again. And I’m dying to see Feargus’s new sibling.

    I guess I’ll just click to the next post….

    • Oh, this WAS the last post for the Teslas! So now I can bite my fingernails with everyone else to see what turn Feargus’s love life will take next.

      • Ha, yes, we’ll see what happens next, on Monday, to our heart-broken Fearghus. Elsa is so attractive and interesting, I think, genetically, as well as coming off very empathetic and kind. I would be happy with her joining the legacy, although I think you know I do have a soft spot for Alyse. But part of my soft spot for Alyse is seeing in the game, time after time, how much Fearghus is intrigued by her, seems to just adore her.

  5. cathytea says:

    Well, Sims know who they like! I remember so many times in my legacy when I was pulling for one Sim, but the legacy kid fell in love with someone else! I sure like Elsa, though! 🙂

    • Elsa is very likable, and I think she would also make a great spouse for Fearghus. If I’d kept pushing it, I’m sure he would have fallen in love with her. It is amazing how at least some of the time, sims have a definite preference. That was a theme throughout your legacy– honoring the autonomy of your sims 🙂

      • I think it makes for much better storytelling to listen to your sims rather than deciding for them. Their voices are small and can be overridden by us as we play, but it seems like we only have so many stories we can come up with on our own. Listening to our sims keeps things fresh. 🙂

  6. maisie says:

    Fearghus doctoring the little boy… melt me! He’s seriously adorable, and totally well-built. I can see why Elsa loves him, plus so much more that he offers besides his good looks. It’s sad that the feelings are reciprocated. If it were real life, I’d say that she’d definitely find someone even better one day…. but sims have limited people to love lol, so who can say! I think it is great that you are following his moodlets and wants, I think those make the stories even more fun! That’s why mine don’t get engaged/married without a related want!

  7. Hi Maisie! Fearghus does look pretty amazing now, his built self. It’s true that sims have such a limited pool of prospective romances to choose from. Your sims’ love stories are really interesting and I agree following what they seem to want makes it much more interesting. Thanks for commenting!

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