Just Us Now
Take Me to the Moon 6.9
His father’s funeral brought back so many faces that Fearghus had not seen in a long time. Uncle Dashle, apparently somewhat bored with death, made a showing, and Aunt Elise, who hadn’t spoken to anyone in the family since they had moved out of the family home and bunker, dressed up for the occasion.
Yuki was expecting hers and Fiona’s second child, but Misa, their eldest child, did not come with her to the wake.
Fearghus was still feeling very sad and she tried to comfort him.
Zoe felt a familiar feeling, she hadn’t felt in over 20 years. Not just nausea, but something else.
But she talked herself out of it. It must just be her broken heart, bringing back old sensations and memories.
Eric’s daughter, Ashlee, tried to get some dancing going out by the pool.
As Fearghus was catching up with Yuki, Elsa arrived, wearing her party-wear, but not your usual choice for a wake.
She was glad to meet Yuki, although being so empathetic for Fearghus’ grief she was very muted.
Fearghus was too sad to show much emotion, but he told her he was glad she had come.
Once again, CT catered. It seemed she was magically ageless, for some unknown reason. Ranen struck up a conversation with Zoe. He had missed seeing the rest of the family since they had moved out, and Elise had not wanted to attend any of the parties or get togethers the family had held.
Alyse arrived, and Fearghus began to feel more light-hearted.
They talked about old times. Sometimes things just seem funnier at a wake than they usually would.
Eric asked Zoe to join he and Fiona at a game of cards. It broke his heart to see his sister-in-law, who was normally so cheerful, so sad.
She sat down and Fiona explained the rules they were playing by.
Elsa’s parents dropped by to give their condolences. They met Uncle Dashle and Felicity.
Meanwhile, there was quite a ruckus at the cards table and guests gathered round to see what was going on.
Zoe had convinced Fearghus to take her place in the game, and Elizabeth had joined in. Alyse was telling Fearghus which cards he should play, and they had gotten into quite an argument about it. Everyone seemed alarmed by the raised voices, but they soon realized that Alyse and Fearghus were having a lot of fun arguing, and returned to whatever they were doing before.
Susan Echoweaver, Alyse’s mom, sat down at the card table to listen.
Not wanting to miss a good argument, Elise came over and started attacking Alyse with a lot more venom than was called for.
As Fearghus calmly continued to argue his point.
Elise, frustrated that no one seemed to appreciate her setting the record straight, hurled one last insult and walked away.
The rest of the wake was uneventful, with family members drifting out to where the family graves used to be, remembering Ewan, and for those who were old enough, remembering how things used to be when Ewan and Elise were young and Delaney and Alexander’s home was a harmonious place.
Then there were so many other memories too, Ewan painting in the sunshine by the bunker wall, Ewan comforting his children, and grandchildren, when they were disappointed or mad or upset, Ewan and Zoe stealing moments together at the garden bench in the twilight.
Later that afternoon, Fearghus and Zoe were relieved to be home, where they ate some of Fearghus’ leftover birthday cake.
“Well, it’s just us now,” Zoe said.
- At this point, when I played this, I did not realize Zoe was pregnant, although I did take that screenshot of her being nauseated, just thinking she was sick. But soon after this play session, I found out she was pregnant! Apparently elders can get pregnant from risky woohoo. It’s a weird turn of events, but I can’t think of any acceptable way around it at this point, so I’m going with it.
- All the flirty and playful interactions are greyed out when a sim is grieving, and so Fearghus was not able to flirt with Elsa; but his grief moodlet was lessened a little bit when Alyse arrived and began telling funny stories. I have no idea what they were so involved in during the card game but it was quite a ruckus, and then Elise joined in, thinking it was a real argument, I guess.
- Dennis, as you can see, is still really young– a long time back, I’d turned back his age using MC Command Center, but now it seems stuck, because I think he should be an elder by now! But CT is also still young and she definitely should be quite a bit older.