Chapter 31: Re: Please come back home

Date: 31 October 2012, 06:00 GMT +1:00
Subject: Re: Please come back home
Hi Clara,

It’s been a long time, but you got lucky: the recreation area has just been renovated and got a computer with broadband access. I’m still not a technology-type – you can imagine that at the Barracks is even harder to find free time than it used to be in our house – but I do check my e-mails every now and then. Anyways, I must say your message caught me off guard.

It’s hard, but I try not to think about what happened two winters ago. My behavior did rush our mother’s death and we all know it, no need to say anything. Nevertheless I never considered what I did next as leaving home. I just… took a walk. A long one. You see, I didn’t buy myself a new house and therefore my official address never stopped being Summer Hill 15. In fact, it is the one written on my military enlistment papers.

Enlistment time

Joining the Force

At the Barracks

I just needed then a different roof under which to crash for some time. At first, I stayed at Kyle’s – he himself was in need of a friend since the unexpected passing away of Monica in the middle of our mother’s funeral. But as you well noticed we were no longer teens after that night. Finding a job was imperative. The economies you had tucked into that childish pig-shaped safe of yours wouldn’t last forever. (Yes, it was me who broke it. I’m sorry.)

Monica Page finds the Grim Reaper

Monica Page as a ghost

Poor Kyle

So I joined the military. As a member of service personnel, I was given a small unit (Note 1) at the Barracks and that’s exactly where I’ve been hiding for the past months.

Yes, I knew about our father. I considered going to the mass celebrated in his honor, but I was on duty that Saturday. The Corporal doesn’t read newspaper and it’s not wise for the Privates to discuss their private life with superior officers. I didn’t know, though, about the estate’s project and it saddens me to hear he didn’t live long enough to see it finished. Our father was a good man.

I’ll be free to come and go as I please within 2 days and I can pay you a visit. Don’t expect more than that. It’s been a while since I was out in the city and I don’t want to rush into anything. I’m even inclined to stay in the Military and follow a career. But for now, I’ll answer your plead: we’ll talk, you’ll tell me only what I need to know about this journal you’ve found and we’ll draw a plan together. Everything will work just fine. I’m convinced that all you need are a few words of encouragement: you was, you are and will ever be the perfect child.


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7 thoughts on “Chapter 31: Re: Please come back home

  1. tipix7 says:

    I did not see this coming, very well done! I absolutely love how you worked around the rules and got such a good story from it (the notes look usuful btw). I can’t wait to see what the reunion turns out like!

    • jurocha says:

      I’m glad I surprised you! Comments and compliments from you are the most appreciated since The Chouette Legacy is by far much more well written than my own history. πŸ™‚

      I’m proud of this development myself. It both gave me time to finally make my mind about the heir as added some drama to the history. But I must say that my boyfriend helped: he was the one who plotted the locking of Antonia… *g Of course he would prefer it to mean she was becoming a criminal and doing some jail time – he loves the Criminal Career rewards and unique interactions. But the Military was more fit to the LFW options that popped up when the twins made into young adulthood.

      • tipix7 says:

        Flattery πŸ˜› No, you’re writing style is a lot more creative than mine- I enjoy it. The email idea is so well done, I can’t get over what a great tool it is for writing!

        The criminal career IS really interesting, but really without the klepto trait I don’t think I’d enjoy it as much. I really like how you placed her in the military- Hank was a military man by the time I got through with him, so it has a special place in my heart πŸ˜‰

  2. Nicole says:

    I hope they’ll find a way back together! You’re a good writer

  3. Rad says:

    Very creative way of sticking to the rules and yet developing a strong plot. Nicely done!

    • jurocha says:

      Thanks, Rad. It means a lot to me you saying it since you have many good stories going on and you also manage to keep track of the finest legacies around internet! I’m happy you took the time to read and comment on mine.

      Thanks again. πŸ™‚

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