After Micah’s death, Maddi once again planted a little apple tree, and started to tend it daily. The one she planted when Beatrice was a baby had died from neglect in the long years of hard work and struggle to make ends meet.
Maddi seemed to be aging quickly these days, but she had reason to be happy.
Beatrice and Brad were expecting their first child! They had decided, if the baby was a girl, to name her Cassandra. If the baby was a boy, they would name him Cage.
Beatrice was not working, but she found ways to entertain herself. Such as reading obituaries, which brought her a ridiculous amount of glee
And mixing drinks, so just not right while pregnant, made her cackle with mirth.
Or, she could always fall back on her old past-time of tormenting her long-suffering mother. One day, Beatrice told her mother that she was a criminal mastermind. After that, she would periodically notice Maddi fretting about it.
Brad was excited about the baby.
But not so happy with Beatrice’s sudden mood swings while pregnant. She had never yelled at him in the past!
And although he had seen her insult or yell at others, he probably figured she was too enamored with him to treat him this way.
One evening after Brad had gone to bed, Beatrice went into labor.
When he woke, Beatrice was sleeping soundly and little Cassandra was cooing in her bassinet.
It was love at first sight for Barnaby, when he held his niece for the first time.
After Cassandra’s birth, Beatrice continued to periodically yell at Maddi for no good reason.
And then try to make up with her.
But maybe having a grandchild brought out some more toughness in Maddi, because she wasn’t as willing to just let Beatrice walk all over her anymore. When it came to Cassandra, she told Beatrice exactly what she thought of her actions.
Meanwhile, Barnaby had finally convinced Hermione to go on a date with him to the art museum.
And they had shared a kiss.
In fact, Barnaby was suddenly sweeping Hermione off her feet.
While she was obviously infatuated with him and things were going well, he made the most of the moment and proposed to her.
It was one of the happiest moments of his life.
Beatrice is not actually a “Criminal Mastermind” but one of her evil interactions is to state that she is to others. For several days after she said it, Maddi would periodically stop what she was doing and start to fret about it. The caption on her Tense moodlet said something along the lines of, “Is this sim really a criminal mastermind? What should I do about it?”
With a larger household, Beatrice did not need to feed and attend to Cassandra much, and she did not do it autonomously. Brad got a lot of whims to care for her, but Beatrice did not.