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18 January 2011 @ 05:30 pm
crescendo 2.2  

PREVIOUSLY, the family moved to Redcliffs, ostensibly to get away from the stalkers posing as teenaged boys. I'm onto you, perverts! Degausser did not take the move well, as his physical body didn't make the move along with his ~spirit. Luca, Logan, and Glory sought out sex love. Jude (sob!) and Daisy moved out. Everyone else played video games. And Glory proposed to Silas Whistleblown (sixamsims), which led to a not-very-nice-of-me cliffhanger.

A kiss means yes, right?
lolno, it means "No - butiloveyoubabypleasemakeoutwithme." PSYCH.

Glory took the rejection really hard.
GLORY: Oh, he still loves me, he just doesn't want to rush into things. He's looking out for me! How sweet.
SILAS: She doesn't suspect a thing, right? I'm still good, she's not going to be a tease and then, in an act of revenge, leave me blue-balled, right?

Glory Crescendo does no such thing. Count yourself lucky, Silas. Count yourself lucky.

Despite her happy exterior, I think Glory may have been withholding some of her rage for when Silas left.
GLORY: Take that, game! That's what you get for messing with me!
TAUTOU: B-b-but you just killed me!
GLORY: Like I said, that's what you get!
TAUTOU: We were on the same team!

Luca silently observes this all from the corner.
LUCA: Girls.

Luca Crescendo is judging you.

Glory is all smiles and sanity once again when Silas comes over.
GLORY: Hey, so you're a vegetarian, right? I've always admired that in people.
SILAS: Really? Thanks!
GLORY: Yeah, I really respect your dedication, it's really great.
She is also all sucking up when Silas comes over. And all alliteration. (. . . and again. Some more.)

GLORY: I'm dead-serious, Silas, vegetarianism is hot.
LOGAN: Dead animal, get in my mouth!

Let it be known without a single doubt, vegetarianism is hot.

LOGAN: Hmm, I feel like there's something I meant to do . . . Well, no big deal, I'm sure I'll figure it out soon enough.
Take note, Liam and Luca. Absent-minded =/= mental issues.

GLORY: So, speaking of how hot vegetarianism is . . .
SILAS: Oh wow, I totally did not see this coming!
GLORY: Yes, way to be sneaky, Glory!
LOGAN: Wait. Who is that guy? Maybe what I was going to do had something to do with him?

GLORY: Marry me?
LOGAN: No, I don't know if it had to do with him. What was it? I should probably just stay here until I figure it out; something in this room will probably trigger my memory.

Last one was shiny too, Silas. Just so you know.

GLORY: Shiny, and it's all for you!
LOGAN: Okay, this spot is not helping me remember. I might as well get up now - wait, Glory's boxing me in now. Why would she choose now to box me in, couldn't she see that I was busy using this area to try to remember that which I forgot?

GLORY: Bring it in for a hug!
LOGAN: She's still blocking me, damn it. Okay, just going to ignore this in front of me, going to look away, it's not happening . . .

LOGAN: Physical affection. Awesome.
Well, somebody's bitter that his relationship didn't work out. It's okay, darling, we'll find someone better.

Luckily for Logan, Glory and Silas decided to continue the celebration in the privacy of Glory's room.
GLORY: Our first time having sex as an engaged couple! Isn't this exciting, Silas?
SILAS: Boobs!
Why do I have the feeling that Silas and his future father-in-law are going to get along spectacularly? They have so much in common.

Speaking of his future father-in-law, looks like Liam is back to his old habits of ostracizing any of his children that eschew violent video games/movies in favor of books.
LIAM: Hey, Carolina, on a scale of one to awesome, how much better are video games than books?
CAROLINA: Awesome!
LIAM: That's my girl!
GUERNICA: . . . you both suck.

Also gaming out? Noro.
NORO: Taking down the competition just like I did in the heir poll!
Still full of yourself, I see.

Archer and Logan decided to stretch their brains beyond video games over a game of chess.
ARCHER: I will end you.

LOGAN: You know what, I just came to the revelation that playing against myself is better! For my health, I mean.
Not mentally.

On the deck downstairs, Tautou had progressed to breaking boards. Intensely.
TAUTOU: I will end YOU!

Hey, Silas, having second thoughts about this marriage thing?
SILAS: Maybe a little . . .
Yeah, I suggest you talk to your future father-in-law about that as well.

Seeing his best friend Glory preoccupied with another man, Luca took his frustrations out on the post.
LUCA: She abandoned me! What was I, a place-holder until she found a better man?
. . . Silas is her fiance. You are her brother. Clearly I did not do a good job imparting basic social understanding of romance on the boys of this generation.

And I don't have much hope for this one either.
LIAM: What do we say, son?

DEGAUSSER: Books are for losers! Video games are for winners!
Sorry to cut the bonding short, boys, but you've got a wedding to attend!

The family travels in such style befitting of the leader of the free world.

I think it's really cool how the camera can go into the limo, and snap legible pictures there even. Don't judge.

Let it be noted that Archer is actually wearing appropriate clothing for a change. Photo for posterity!

Yes, Noro, Carolina sure is in your way. *weary sigh*

Why are you two in the washroom? Go greet your guests!

Well, maybe not this one. On a related note, I now fully understand why Glory was hiding in the bathroom.

JUDE! Oh, how I've missed you, darling.
JUDE: Now if I just slide my hand a little lower . . .

With one last look over her shoulder at her beloved brother, Glory heads off to actually get married.

To this dweeb. Glory, are you really sure about this?

Peas in a pod, these two. Glory ♥

SILAS: Yeah, I'm locking down the hottest girl in town! Rock on!

GLORY: Whoo, best wedding vows ever!

LOGAN: One day, that will be me.
That's the spirit!

Also ignoring the ceremony? Noro.
NORO: Nobody sees me, right? Just slipped away, silent as the wind, and nobody has noticed . . .
I noticed, Noro.

NORO: Drat.

Despite everyone deciding stare down Logan, Glory only has eyes for her soon-to-be-husband.
GLORY: From the moment I saw you, I knew you were the one.
LOGAN: It sure is tiring ignoring so many people at once, hot damn.


Omg, Glory, seriously, ilu.

/wedding spam

And good timing for Noro on the ceremony ending, as she comes thisclose to wetting herself. Maybe you shouldn't have spend all your time fishing in that RUNNING WATER, dear?

Silas' CAS shot. That makes it official, he's now a part of the family. Oh, and his skintone is different in this shot that the other Silas shots so far. It was supposed to be this all along, blahblahbobloblawslawblogblah, I have now fixed it. So just pretend he always looks like this, mmkay?

As everyone heads home in Aria's limo, Glory is left to run back to the house in her rather restrictive wedding dress. Well, naturally.

Full-body shot of Glory in her wedding dress. Yes, it's black. I love this dress, and you can't recolor it, so my beautiful and unique snowflake, Glory, got a black wedding dress. Whatever, she's working it.

Upstairs ~honeymoon!

Since I have one happy couple settled, I will now take the time to work on two more. Luca and Logan, you're up!

The boys head to Liquidity, the poolside, beachside club in Redcliffs. Complete with a classy staff! That one guy, he clearly won the lottery in this job with these co-workers and those outfits. Like, seriously.
Other than the staff, let's see if we have any prospects . . .

I'd say yes! Hi, Alice Dubois (gringotts)!

And evil-dancing up a storm is Jacqueline McGuire (siouxpergirl). Well, your fate has already been sealed, hasn't it?

LUCA: So, I'm working my way up to being a superstar athlete, it's totally inevitable-
BOUNCER: Oh, you're such a kidder! MONIEZ PLZ.

Jacqueline, on the other hand, took advantage of the bouncer being distracted by Luca and snuck in because she is BAD. ASS.

She soon joined Luca in the hot tub. Without her clothes. To which Luca's reaction was, and I kid you not, excited applause. Oh, Luca. ♥
Photobucket, if you delete this, imma cut a bitch. YOU WILL BE THAT BITCH.

Luca immediately tore his clothes off as well.
JACQUELINE: Now it's a party!

Now fully naked, Luca decides to make a move.

Look at her, getting lost in those big blue-green eyes of his. The otp begins again.
Best new interaction, y/y?


Logan inexplicably decided to follow his older brother outside.
LOGAN: Ow, my whole brain is crying.

He immediately high-tailed it back inside. Smart move, Logan. Smart move.

I guess the horror of seeing his older brother hooking up in a hot tub made Logan want to get really, really drunk.
LOGAN: I just can't unsee it . . .

He did make his way outside, and proceeded to be really, really drunk. All according to plan, then.
LOGAN: Aneye wuz lyke, WHOA, ur nekkid! Aaaah, aaah!

ALICE: And then what?!
I saw you rambling aimlessly to the bartender, fellow drunkard.

LOGAN: I feel like I'll never be pure again. omg, I lost that part of me! It's gone forever!
You lost your purity long ago, darling.

LOGAN: Aw, you understand.

LOGAN: Your hair smells nice. Ahhhh.
BARTENDER: The hell is that kid doing?
Apparently he's going for his "first" kiss, bartender. Yeah. idk either.

He at least figured out the logistics of it, anyway.

LOGAN: Now, waitasec, I've an idea!

Look at that earnest, 100% sober face!

Clearly a well thought-out plan on both their parts. But no matter, ENGAGEMENT! :DDD

Oh, and another legacy staple, especially for the spares: a quickie wedding. But in a bar. Did I just out-class all of you? I believe I did.

I wasn't up for sending them on a real honeymoon, so Logan and Alice went the The Little Dojo, which is conveniently next door to the Crescendo household.
Logan found Jacqueline and proceeded to pout at her for at least a good sim!hour or two. Logan. Seriously, dude. Find something better to do.

He decided to call his brother, telling him exactly who he found hanging out there. Luca came running over immediately, apparently deciding that this one wouldn't be just another one-night stand. I think he's maturing. *tear*

In fact, he had one thing in mind for this visit.
GUY IN BACKGROUND: A proposal here, in front of me? Um, this is kind of awkward . . .

Dearest Jacqueline, wtf? YOU KEPT TRYING TO KISS LUCA WITHIN MINUTES OF MEETING HIM. Oh, and YOU SKINNY DIPPED WITH HIM IMMEDIATELY. AND THEN SOME. Are all of my would-be spouses trying to force me to get this exact shot of every Crescendo child? Did Logan only escape it because Alice was also really, really hyped up on "juice?" What is this life?

< /3 forever

Logan isn't too bothered by his older brother's heartbreak; he's too busy being a total martial arts bamf.


After a brief period of meditation, Logan's ready to continue being bad ass.

Alice autonomously decided to skill up her martial arts too. Doesn't she look just thrilled?

Quick autonomous make-out session before the newlyweds get backing to BAMFing up The Little Dojo. The fact that they do clearly love each other makes my conscience all sorts of relieved about their drunk-ass classy nuptials.

Take two is a go. So much so that Jacqueline jumps up and down in excitement. Again, I feel the need to remind the happy fiancé(e) that this happiness could have been achieved if you had said yes the first time. *coughcough*silasandjackie*cough*

Adorable quickie wedding. ♥ Okay, you two are free to consummate your relationship again, some more. Please not in a public hot tub this time, though.

Logan and Alice decided to head back to Liquidity to celebrate Luca and Jacqueline's marriage.

Yes, in their martial arts clothes. Well, why not? XD

The next morning begins with an ominous sort of start: one last shot of Luca wandering around in his underwear . . .

LUCA: Well, shit. There doesn't seem to be any available real estate out there.
You'll have to just stay here forever!!!
No, jk, you'll have to just turn on the computer.

Good-bye, Luca, my sweet prince.
Oh, and yes, Logan, Alice, and Jacqueline all moved out with him, though Logan was at work at the moment. What do you mean, did I plan it that way? It's not like I would've backed out had I seen Logan leav-
Let's not even finish that thought because we all know it's a dirty lie.

With Luca's exit, Silas has stepped up to make breakfast. However, as he is not a heavily-muscled man in skimpy underwear, it doesn't quite have the same effect.
SILAS: Doing my best here, a bit of recognition would be nice.

As you can see, Silas immediately quit the firefighter career to join his true calling as a ghost hunter.
SILAS: Hey, spirit, I'd like to run something by you. You know, I really think you'd be happier in the afterlife, not stuck here in the earthly world. It'd be really helpful to me if you could just, you know, leave?

SILAS: What do you mean you need something in return from me?


I just missed the action, but yes, this is Glory throwing up. Perhaps the spirit made Silas' crotch more potent, if you catch my drift.
Also, I am sooooo glad I moved out Luca, Logan, and their wives when I did - I know Alice was pregnant, either that, or bulimic, given how nauseous she was, and once Jackie moved in for the night, I found that she too was suffering from extreme nausea. Glory, Alice, and Jacqueline all pregnant at once? Can you even imagine? BULLET DODGED.

Noro is not yet worried about pregnancy, although she really should be starting to get worried. This house is potent, I tell ya.
NORO: Oh, video game system, how I love you. +
Yes, I'm pretty certain that it was the video game system Noro was befriending. How can I be so certain?

Because here are her siblings, save Guernica. And let's be honest, if Guernica was in front of the TV, she would be reading a book.

As she has no more toddlers, Aria is finally able to relax like most elders. Witness ~serene, painting Aria once more.

Not so serene? Glory, who is running through doors in her haste to get to the toilet.

It seems like the Crescendo women have really tough first trimesters. I don't know why; the wife in my other game literally threw up twice over the course of her three pregnancies.

Silas is both sympathetic and empathetic to his wife's predicament. Either that, or the potent spirit really had its way with him. Which, I suppose, would still serve to make Silas empathize with Glory, even more so.
. . .
No, I'm totally kidding. I forgot Silas was a vegetarian, and he ate some meat. I later discovered that despite a tomato being the only ingredient, spaghetti is not vegetarian-friendly in this game. Bastardly EA.

And we end, not with a fizzle but with a POP.

NEXT TIME, 'sup, generation three? And, with any luck, 'sup generation two birthdays?
Current Music: lonelily: damien rice
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 19th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
There's my bb! She's so hardcore. XD

By the way, the teaser picture=brilliant.


Lulz at the end of a terrible day...I needed them.
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 19th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
Oh...and if Jackie and Luca have a red-haired child in your game, I am going to be so pissed.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
She is intense. I'm pretty sure she's the one wearing the pants in that relationship.

And thank you! I'm glad you like the teaser, heh. I'm also glad that I could help with the always-important lulz. Hope today was better for you! <3

Although the day might get worse now - I just took a peek at their now-toddler. While his hair is definitely darker than Luca's, it is still undeniably red. Um. *cowers*
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 20th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
But of course. Luca doesn't want to make her angry. ;)

Well, the bf and I are taking a short break. It really affected my appointment yesterday. I was so out of it that the counselor had to say "Ms. Fox?" over and over again. Other than that, I'm a ok. I finally finished the pictures, so that's a plus.

Ohsonofabitchmotherfu- Luca...y u no cooperate in my game?
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Luca probably is bitter at being forced into more toddler-rearing, which he probably thought he escaped when he lost the heir poll and all. What he doesn't know, however, is I plan to use Master Controller to make sure he'll have more than one toddler to deal with. *evil laugh*

Aw, I'm very sorry to hear that. I completely understand how that could affect other aspects of your life as well - in fact, I'd be surprised if it didn't. I hope you two are able to work it out, or, at the very least, that it gets easier for you very soon. ♥
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 20th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Psht. Seeing how fertile his and Jackie's family are, I would think he'd know better.
Silly boy. This is a legacy. ;)
Good. I want to see lots of Luca/Jackie spawn. :)

Well, he basically told me I'd have a final answer Monday.
If it does work out, I would be thrilled. If not, I've always been a strong person.
It would take awhile, but I'd be ok. Plus, I have a lot of things to keep me distracted so I don't worry too much. Thanks for your concern. :)
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it was just wishful thinking on Luca's part, lol. I think he ended up worse off as spare for me - since I don't have to deal with the children, he'll probably end up having more than what I would've put him through!

I'm glad to hear that you'd be okay, all things considered, and that you'll have answer either way soon enough. If you want to be distracted by updating or something, let me know when to start uploading. (I'm so subtle, aren't I? ;))
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 20th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
You would do something that evil. Poor Luca...and poor Jackie's uterus. xD

I'd be devastated at first, but I have a lot of responsibilities now, and I can't let something like that prevent me from taking care of them.

Lol. All of the pictures are done. Have at it. :)
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
I really have no rebuttal for the fact that you called me out on being evil. The facts are pretty black and white there, lol.

That's a good attitude to have on that! Besides, it'd be best to keep busy and keep your mind off it too. But for now, happy thoughts, okay? :)

Okay, I'll let you know as soon as I've got them up. Which I'll be doing pretty much immediately. XD

P.S. Every time I see your icon, it makes me more determined to marry her into the Crescendos. It's an inevitability at this point, really.
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 20th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
It's ok. We're SimGods. We have to be evil sometimes. :)

I've read this entry a million times, and seeing my bb gives me happy thoughts, so no problems there.

Then I will be sure to get an update out for you. :)

Really? That would make me happy. She's a cute little trainwreck. xD
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
To help you along with the whole updating thing . . . here!

Oh, and she'll definitely be making a home in the Crescendo house at some point. I'll have to actually get a male heir, which is not going to be an easy task - generation three is looking as unbalanced as gen two was, so far. Speaking of unbalanced, I imagine I will welcome any insanity she would bring, as I hope to be down to a reasonable household size at that point, and I'll need something to keep me busy. XD
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 20th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Danke, m'dear.

Oh, geez. Are they overpopulating RedCliffs already? :P
I downloaded that btw.

She will definitely entertain you, that's for sure.
Especially if there are ghosts around.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
Haha, well, they'll be moving to a clean version of Redcliffs once I get all my CC back in, so it kinda needs to be populated. ;) But no, I don't want the household to have more than 12 sims max, so it won't be the 11 kids of yore. I do love sims genetics though, and with two heirs, it's pretty inevitable that there'll be a good amount of children.
Plus I'm beginning to think multiples may be genetic. *headdesk*
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 20th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you're not going to kill yourself by having tons of babies. xD
Oh, I'm thinking the same thing, and you will soon see why. >.
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 20th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
It's ok. We're SimGods. We have to be evil sometimes. :)

I've read this entry a million times, and seeing my bb gives me happy thoughts, so no problems there.

Then I will be sure to get an update out for you. :)

Really? That would make me happy. She's a cute little trainwreck. xD
Bambialbinobambi on January 19th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
I love your legacy so much!
I'm seriously considering using some of these kidlets in my legacy (when I finally get it going again) but I would never do their characters justice.
So I will just enjoy them when reading your legacy, yay.
Bambialbinobambi on January 19th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
Somehow I had not yet added you as a friend.
I rectified that mistake. ;)
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Haha, I'm glad that grievous error was fixed! Added you back. :)

And thank you! XD I would love to see them pop up, though I feel you on how weird it can be to try to keep the personalities consistent with the original player's idea. Though, with these kids, they all have a bit of crazy in them, so a personality transplant may not be a bad thing . . .
flowne_lytehartflowne_lytehart on January 19th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
Logan and Alice are so BAMF in their martial arts wear.
Lol, games > learning in the Crescendo household.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, the Crescendos have their priorities well in order. Damn you, Logan, for rolling the want for a video game system! *shakes fist*
ღஐƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒஐღmiss_nyxie on January 19th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Love your legacy so much!

set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it! XD
Jacqueline: sims3 ember stormsvayleen on January 19th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
I'm glad Luca and Jacqueline are together in your legacy too. It would have been weird otherwise. I'm tempted to beg you and siouxpergirl to let me use them (as a couple) as townies! XD
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
I love him with Jacqueline over at the McGuires, so I just had to make sure my game had the utter wonderfulness of that pairing as well, heh. You definitely have my enthusiastic permission to continue spreading their perfectness, and I'd bet siouxpergirl would be happy to see them as well. :D
Jacqueline: art sj run wild onevayleen on January 20th, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
Excellent, thank you. :D
the littlest lattelittlelatte on January 19th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
Logan & Alice might be the cutest thing, ever. I vote for a Logan spin-off, but that's just me :D (Can you tell I'm a fan? I adore Glory, but Logan is secretly my favourite!)

set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
They are very, very cute together, I agree. And I would love to do a Logan spin-off, but I'm not sure how I could, what with Story Progression and all. However, if you have any suggestions, send them my way! I would be very easily persuaded. ;) (Logan is totally my second favorite, easy. And even then it's close between him and Glory, so I completely feel you on that!)
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set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
I was devastated when Logan left! I kept putting it off - obviously, as the younger Jude and Daisy left before him and Luca - but I finally had to just do it. When he was at work, and I therefore wouldn't actually see him leaving. *crying forever*

But fear not! I will definitely be keeping an eye on his children, and so you will undoubtedly see them. Plus, Glory got pregnant only a day or two before Alice, so the kids will be very close in age - I'm crossing my fingers that Logan's kids will come home from school with Glory's at some point! :D
rainbowfunrainbowfun on January 20th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Three pregnant women in the same house? Yes, bullet dodged indeed xD
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 20th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Now that I've seen what they birthed, oh, you have no idea how badly I dodged that bullet. *wipes brow* That is the one positive side to moving out Luca and Logan, the only positive, really, heh.
Nicoletiptoehappiness on April 20th, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)
Love the Crescendos!

I am just waiting to see how overpopulated this generation gets :X Teehee, as long as it is YOUR suffering & not mine I can deal :P
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on April 21st, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! <3

I have no self-restraint on Sim babies, as I'm sure you've figured out. So I will happily suffer through overstuffed houses for both our sakes! Well, maybe not always happily, but you know. ;)

Again, thank you for reading - I'm quite flattered you read so much so quick, and hope you've enjoyed it all so far!
tessaaaa_143028 on May 19th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
i really think you should put this house up for download, it would be awesome :D and YAY more babies! lol i think you handle them all really well.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on May 19th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! I don't think I have this particular version of the house saved, sadly, and the current version is so packed with CC that I shudder to think of the file size. But I shall look into it!

Haha, thanks, I like to think I have some practice with that by now! ;D Thanks for reading!
pullingtricks on August 5th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Such a cute wedding! And aww, Luca getting rejected :( such a sad face
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on August 8th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
I feel bad . . . but I kind of love the rejected face. It's so cute when it's tugging on my heartstrings!