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Death Is for the Living Too

Take Me to the Moon 6.16

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“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”

Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

This time, the family knew, Zoe was gone.

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Not only was Zoe gone, but Alyse got word that her mother, Echo Weaver, had also passed away.

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There were no words to console each other with, no way to frame this, in this moment, that let them escape this finality.

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Hearing the news, family started to arrive at the house to bring food and look after things.

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Fearghus and Alyse were in their own world of sadness, together.  They were each other’s lifelines.

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Fox took the role of host.  Even though he’d just lost his mother, he had three parents, in effect, and so although he was sad, the bedrock of his security was still in tact.

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The family shared stories of Zoe.  How she always helped everyone else.

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Although she was funny and goofy a lot, it was never at others’ expense.

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Felicity gave her little brother a big hug.  They, and Fox, would need each other now, more than ever, with both their parents gone.

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Fearghus looked over at Alyse as he and Felicity broke off their hug.  “You never really knew Alyse’s mom, did you?” he asked.

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“No, I knew her.  She’s been at almost every family party since she and Alyse moved in down the street when you were a little kid.  I remember… she always noticed how everyone was interacting, but she didn’t butt in.  She was a very wise person, I think.”

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Alyse, thinking of her mom, got up and went over the piano.

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Although she hadn’t officially done anything with her musical aspiration, playing soothed her.

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After giving Fearghus a big hug, Fiona headed down to the vault, where the family had placed Zoe’s urn right next to Ewan’s, in their niche.

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Because of the circumstances of Alyse’s mother’s death, she did not have a marker, grave, or urn to visit, and so she also visited the vault to grieve her mother, as well as Zoe.

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Gameplay Notes:

  • Rest In Peace, Zoe Tesla, and Echo Weaver.  You will both be missed so much!  I was sad that neither of them would be able to meet their grandchild, who will be born any hour.
  • With Alyse’s delivery imminent, I didn’t try to invite a lot of sims for the wake.  When Alyse and Fearghus’ baby is born, I plan to have a big party with as many Tesla relatives as possible, present.  Sakura, Misa, Fox, and Aubree are all going to be kids together now, and I’m looking forward to getting them together in the game.

 

 

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11 Comments so far:

  1. Echo Weaver says:

    Aww! Even though I knew it was coming, it’s still sad. I’m sorry Zoe didn’t get to meet her grandchild, but it’s more important that Fox got more time with her.

    And I’ll shed a sim-tear for Echo. She was so much fun in your legacy. Thanks again for loading her.

  2. Hi Susan! Here’s the link for the nominations I received– let me know if you still want to add one. I am planning to put together a poll in the next day or two, just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

    http://shannonsimsfan.tumblr.com/post/144518353863/these-are-the-nominations-so-far-for-name-baby

  3. Carla says:

    Wow, I can’t believe Feargus and Alyse both lost their mothers in such quick succession. I guess that was partly due to Zoe’s (very brief, in the end) reprieve though. Still, it’s very sad. 🙁

    I feel bad for Fox especially, even though I know Fearghus will become somewhat of a parent to him now. Still a tough thing to go through at such a young age. I am looking forward to seeing him grow up with his cousins though!

    • Carla, the standard life span for elders is kind of ridiculously short, in my opinion. Maybe I should put the aging mod in this game too, but especially for the legacy I’m really wary of CC since the ultimate goal is to complete this family tree for ten generations.

      I feel badly for Fox too! I’m getting him together with his cousins and Aubree really soon, though! Thanks for commenting.

  4. cathytea says:

    Zoe was a really amazing addition to the family. She changed it so much! And she brought such great Sims into the family tree. Sorry to see Echo go, too.

  5. maisie says:

    Aww sad to see Zoe and Echo pass before the baby was born. 🙁 That has to be especially hard for Alyse, I can’t imagine being in her situation. I’m glad that this family is very close-knit, and there for one another. Zoe was wonderful, a great addition to the family and an exceptional wife for Ewan, who was prone to mood-swings and deep introspection. It’ll be sad to not have her around to raise Fox, and meet the new baby.

    I am so sorry that I’m beyond behind here at your blog too. I’ll get there! <3

  6. Maisie, please don’t stress over the blog! Anyway, I’ve just taken a two-and-a-half week break from my games while waiting on patches and updates, and won’t resume posting again till 6/27. I felt so sad about Zoe and Echo not being able to meet the grandbaby. I was so happy for Ewan back when he found Zoe and they fell in love. Thanks for commenting!

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