REGISTRY: Paon – 2nd Generation
ENTRY NUMBER: 006
REPORTER: Antonia Paon
SUMMARY: My son, Cicero Paon, faces problems at school and the Social Service threats to take him away from the household. My oldest brother, Renzo Paon, retrieves to his bedroom after his fiancée’s death. My twin sister, Clara Paon, and her husband, Wilson Keaton, are expecting their first child.
January has been a productive month to the Paon family. Despite the tragedies – or maybe because of them, having everyone turned to work to deal with Sam Sekemoto and Florette Tolliver losses – that took place on our household during the last weeks of past year, everyone has been receiving the so longed for recognition at their respective workplaces. I, Antonia Paon, finally got my Flight officer insignia. Right now I serve side by side with Angelica Page, being her navigator: I advise her while en route and make sure obstacles and hazards are avoided during the missions. My abilities have also attracted the attention of Sunset Valley Police Department and of Landgraab Industries Science Facility. I received – and declined – job openings on both places. Tomas Paon is now working as an Useless contraption manipulator and makes 63 simoleons per hour. It’s still far from his lifetime goal, but he’s on his way.
Renzo Paon has also been promoted. After watching the chess legend Argyle Sinclair at Divisadero Budget Books, he got a mood boost and caught the eyes of his manager, being promoted to a Book genre sorter. He’s been working at the bookstore since his teenager years. The part-time job sustained his humble shopping needs – mainly CDs, books and PC games – as well as served as a always up-to-date library, but was never taken took seriously. Renzo judged it as just a temporary arrangement until he made into the spotlights as a Professional author. But since he’s writer’s ambitions have been shaken after his fianceé, Florette Tolliver, death, such achievement came in quite handy and in quite a particular delicate moment.
Renzo has been spending much more time inside. He was never an outdoorsy type, but things got worse recently and he’s frequently locked up in his room weeping and reading drama novels. He has also called Llama Books and asked them not to advertise “The Riverview follies”: he argued he couldn’t handle any press exposure for this time being and especially not anyone caused by a book to which Florette contributed.
It’s a fact that the atmosphere at the estate is still dark and sad. Such mood has affected Cicero Paon and he’s having difficulties to make friends of his own age at the Sunset Valley School for the Gifted. The director warned about Cicero being a bit inappropriate – even if not in a bad way – and the Social Service Bureau also contacted me after Cicero being reported as trying to hang out with the wrong teenager crew after school hours. If I can’t assure extra-curricular activities in a safe and controlled environment for the kid, he will be taken away from me. For his own sake, I’ve started to research about boarding schools across SimNation. I suppose a fresh start somewhere away from Sunset Valley might be liberating for Cicero. He might even loose that annoying mania he has of brushing his teeth three times in a row.
Meanwhile, Clara Paon has been spending a lot of time around Cicero. They sit together by the indoor patio and spend whole afternoons playing chess. I believe it helps keeping both of them sane.
With Cicero, Clara is somehow testing her mothering skills. She’s finally pregnant – and her prenatal exams showed it happened not too long after New Year’s Eve. Even though she didn’t have any morning sickness, Clara found out about her state pretty quick: by being a doctor and also being anxious about giving birth, she kept a detailed record on her periods and a close eye on her carvings and body changes.
She was a bit freaked out about how Wilson Keaton would react to the news since he had so firmly refused to try for a baby at first. But he’s behaving better than anyone could expect.
He already read a pregnancy book and is often delighting Clara with massages and talking to her tummy.