PREVIOUSLY, we met Aria, and she met a whole household full of young, hot sims. She soon decided that Liam was ~the one, and became knocked up by him, followed by having her proposal to him shot down. Aria then gave birth to a baby boy, Luca, and got knocked up again when he was only a day old. Oh, and then Liam once again shot down her marriage proposal, that heartless bastard.
We pick up right where we left off - Aria making friends with the toilet bowl.
I'm glad to see Aria has got this pregnancy down to a science. You know, throwing up multiple times, painting serene pictures, that's pretty much her day.
ARIA: Pregnancy is fun! :DDD
Yeah, you would think that.
I don't think I was paying a whole lot of attention to my game when this occurred, as my first reaction was "OH SHIT, THE COP'S TAKING AWAY THE BABY. WTF, HE WAS FINE!" Yeah, it's really that Aria's friend Sara is a cop and came over. Be still, my panicked heart.
SARA: There. In its proper place.
Um, you put him outside, on the ground, by the trashcan.
These pictures are deceptively horrible! I swear, those were the only two moments in his whole infanthood that Luca spent on the ground. At least Aria has a valid reason for it. Although, the crib is like a foot away . . .
ARIA: NOT MY PRIORITY RIGHT NOW.
Really though, you should take care of the child you already have if you're going to have another one.
ARIA: KIND OF DISTRACTED HERE.
It was another boy, named Logan, as this is the Brand New generation. Lucky kids! Anyway, Logan. Bookworm and loner, likes spiceberry, fish & chips, and classical music.
With the addition of Logan, I had to renovate a little bit to fit a second crib. Added a little porch at the back, pushed Aria's room back a bit, and made a little nursery. Nothing too crazy now. I mean, we're still saving up for siding and all.
The nursery was beautifully decorated with a painting Aria had completed quite some time ago, and I had kept for just such an occasion. Flawless.
She has progressed some since then, I'd say.
It was around this time that Aria hit her LTW. I have no pictures to document this, but with the points she got from having children, I was able to buy her some lifetime rewards, such as the Attractive, Never Dull, and Long Distance Friend ones among others, making it pretty easy to make friends when you factor in her maxed charisma skill. One evening amongst the patrons of Central Park was enough work to make her goal of twenty friends - I actually think we went over that goal! So yes, despite the lack of photographic evidence, Aria is ready to focus all her efforts on the next gen. Gooooo, Aria!
She looks quite content with this stage in her life.
P.S. Luca aged to toddler. Let's take a look, shall we?
OMGSOCUTE. He inherited Liam's hair, and the title of cutest toddler I've seen in the game. Me, biased? Never.
Now, a day in the life of Luca Crescendo.
GAH, THE CUTE. IT IS KILLING ME. Also, hard life, yes?
In the midst of all the Luca attention, Logan grew up, becoming a sinisterly smirking bald toddler. Terrifying, right?
Ah, much better! And also a plus - he already has visible differences from Luca! Such as his YELLOW eyes. Which - wtf? I know your parentage, Logan! There is no possible explanation for yellow eyes in this household!
Despite having two toddlers, don't worry, Aria made time to teach the boys all the important stuff.
ARIA: Love is awesome! One day, you'll fall in love, and it'll be awesome too!
Oh, Aria, how you so quickly forget that the guy you love has refused to marry you . . . what, twice now? And that's your whole basis for love. Please don't set Luca up for a life of embittered lies, thank you.
Luca does not seem too concerned about love right now. Much more relevant to his interests is playing next to Logan. ♥
Much more relevant to MY interests is Aria's potty-training face! Sure, not as epic as in The Sims 2, but still ridiculously cute. Gah.
This all seems fun and idealistic, but that is a lie. Case in point:
Fan-fucking-tastic. So, in a new development, apparently being a single mother with two toddlers and a jerkass boyfriend can be tiring. WHO KNEW?!
Logan wasn't overly concerned about his mother passing out on the floor as their house slowly flooded from the malfunctioning sink. I, however, was a slight bit more concerned than Logan. I mean, even though Aria's already reached her LTW, I don't the rest of her life to sink into a pit of despair, you know? And even though Luca is the most adorable toddler EVER, I don't want to stop with just two. ~SEGUÉ
WAIT, WHAT. Looklooklook! The ring is actually ON Liam's finger!
Yeah, you better hug it out with your adorably excited spirit fingers! MOMENTOUS OCCASION RIGHT HERE.
Given Liam's previous . . . flighty tendencies (she says diplomatically), and the fact that this is a legacy, I decided for a rather immediate marriage - the next day. After the (many) shot-down proposals, I felt that Aria deserved, you know, an actual wedding.
This is the babysitter. She's kinda workin' it, ngl. But let's not focus on nameless babysitters! Onto the main event!
By this point in her life, Aria knows pretty much everyone in town, so having a full guest list was not an issue. We went with Liam's former roommates, assholes that some of them are *coughcoughSAMcough*, and Aria's co-workers because, well, that's politics, baby!
Aria, darling, I AM IN LOVE WITH YOUR UTTER ADORABLENESS. That is all.
Yes, I realize the teaser was a "spoiler." I love this picture sfm that I do not care. ♥
Aria is so excited about finally
ARIA: Marriage! Woo!
SARA: You got knocked up twice, practically forcing him into marriage. This isn't based on love, it's entrapment! THIS IS A SCAM OF A MARRIAGE!
On a completely unrelated note, this may have been the last time Aria ever saw Sara. Fancy that.
And a final shot of Aria in her wedding dress.
And this is the sight that welcomed the happy couple home. Clearly the babysitter did a fabulous job.
Liam began his married life by taking care of one of his sons. Liam! Rescuing Logan from the floor AND putting him in his pajamas! Good show, my man!
And an official welcome to Liam Crescendo! Once born Conner Frio, somewhere. He is very gorgeous, and I hope Luca inherits more than just a hairstyle from his father. Except maybe traits. Because those traits? Explain A LOT. Except for the good trait, where the fuck was that hiding?
LIAM: Look at me, being an excellent father! Non-stop excellency, right here!
Yeah, but you're still a jerk.
LIAM: EXCELLENT FATHER.
Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy he's not taking his asshattery out on his toddler children, but his past treatment of Aria does not compel me to take him out of the jerk category just yet.
Monkey see, monkey do?
LIAM: Oh, check me out, showering my wife with confetti hearts!
Those are sex hearts, Liam. Just because you constantly woohoo with your wife does not make you any less of a jerk.
P.S. Liam, your sexing made you miss your eldest son's birthday. Just saying. *coughcoughJERKcough*
He rolled absent-minded, which I'd like to think he inherited from his father, Liam.
LIAM: I influenced him because I am an awesome father!
You gave him a mildly annoying trait!
LIAM: But look how good he looks! That hair!
. . . I will grant him that Luca looks adorable.
Having so flawlessly executed his influence against his eldest, Liam turns to corrupting his younger son.
LIAM: Don't even bother worrying about pots and pans, those are a woman's to worry about!
LIAM. YOUNG IMPRESSIONABLE TODDLER HERE. Jesus.
LIAM: Okay, listen closely. Women don't care about your heart. They trick up into knocking them up, and then you're screwed for life. Never give a woman your heart; you'll just end up heartbroken.
NOT OKAY. I don't care how quickly we need to get Logan talking because his birthday is coming up, it's going to be all Aria teaching Logan to talk from here out.
I wasn't kidding.
Too late, Liam's already made his impression! Absent-minded AGAIN. Still not sure where those eyes came from, but the nose is definitely from Aria.
I GIVE UP. You can both be morons together.
Liam really is a fantastic father, I won't begrudge him that.
Boys, I think a knife would come in handy here.
LOGAN: Daddy never taught me about knives.
No, but may I remind you all the things he said about your mother? Who you are best friends with?
LUCA: I finished without a knife!
Yes, but that's not something either of us should be proud of. And at least one of us isn't.
Hey, Liam? Remember how you were a fantastic father but kind of a jerkass husband? Still stands.
LIAM: Fine, I'll cuddle with her, but I won't look happy about it.
Building a relationship based on anything but sexual activities is overrated, apparently.
NEXT TIME, MOAR BABIEZ. This is a legacy after all.
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