The Von Haunt Heist
Take Me to the Moon 7.5
“Why not?” Grayson questioned Drake. But Drake was not interested in planning a job to take some of the treasures from the Von Haunt historical mansion.
Grayson explained the legend, that Lord Bernard Shallot had painted many of the works after death.
And as if that wasn’t tantalizing enough, that Lady Mimsy Shallot died in a fire that her husband started in a fit of rage, burning his art one night.
“No one wants that junk,” Drake says.
Grayson appealed to Catalina.
“No one wants that junk,” she told him.
Just then, Grayson got a text from Drake, acquiescing. “What the heck. Let’s check it out. Tonight at 7:00, before it closes.”
In the meantime, Grayson headed home for Aunt Fiona and Aunt Felicity’s party. He was surprised how happy he was to see Fox, since he no longer had to share a bathroom, or hear his singing at all hours.
His mom and dad and the older aunts, Marisa, Fiona, and Felicity, had staked out the whole living room and were reliving old times.
At one point, Fiona even jumped up and started giving a live action replay of her mother’s turn to the dark side. Fearghus, who hadn’t been born yet at that time, was scandalized.
Ashlee was showing Yuki, Fiona’s wife, pictures of her new baby, Annabel, and her husband, Darryl’s artwork.
The younger cousins gathered in the kitchen. Darwin, who was also catering the evening, launched into a tall tale about his recent surgery, performed by Fearghus.
“It’s just not possible to rip someone’s heart out and glue it back three times,”Grayson protested. “You must have dreamed it while under the anesthesia.”
Meanwhile, Fiona, Felicity, and Alyse discussed what it’s like growing older
“Want to see something cool tonight?” Grayson asked his cousin, Laurie. “Do you think you can slip away in a few minutes?”
The crew approached the mansion with adrenaline racing through their veins.
“I still don’t believe it’s haunted,” Catalina said.
“Oh yeah?” Grayson taunted, “Well keep an eye on that picture over the mantel.”
Catalina saw it move too. She looked at Grayson, and she was speechless.
Meanwhile, Fearghus and Alyse had sneaked out too. Being around all the older relatives made them realize how much time had passed since they had fallen in love, and they returned to the ruins where they first declared their love for each other so long ago.
The next day, Grayson met Catalina at the grounds of the Von Haunt estate.
“Here’s the key to the room where the alarm system can be shut down,” she said. And she gave him info on the guard schedule.
“Drake’s got the address for the fence, when you’re ready,” she said.
Grayson stole several items from the Von Haunt mansion: a framed photo from the main hall, a bust of Princess Cordelia from the bedroom, and another painting from the dining room.
The Von Haunt house is a great place to poke around and read historic markers. And if you’re lucky, you might see Lord and Lady Mimsy.
Grayson autonomously hugged Fox when he saw him. I think he likes him a lot more now that they don’t live together.
Fearghus and Alyse both finished the Soulmate Aspiration. That makes five aspirations completed for Fearghus, and he got the Over Achiever award. He has two days till elder. He’s gone to the medical career three times as a specialist and has excellent job performance, but still no pregnant sims have come in to deliver a baby.
Fiona is close to death, so I wanted to make sure everyone had an opportunity to get together one last time before she dies.
Grayson had an eventful few days for this update: he tried to hack his grades, and failed. He tried to swindle innocent sims by spamming, and failed. He succeeded in swiping an object at school, and then also swiped three objects at the various trips he made to the Von Haunt mansion. He also got the Carefree reward trait, which will allow him to never be tense, even if he hasn’t been able to steal anything in a while. It should prevent him trying to steal things impulsively because he’s tense. He also has the Shameless reward trait, so that embarrassment of being caught stealing doesn’t make him end up dying of mortification. Grayson is three days from his young adult birthday. And since toddlers were just added to the game, Generation 8 will have a longer life! Now I really wonder what kind of parent Grayson will be, since parenting toddlers is much more involved than Sim 4 babies or children.