PREVIOUSLY, Remember and Zephyrus ventured out into the big, scary world that is Bridgeport, intending to track down Remember's father, Sid (sixamsims). Which they did! Zephyrus bit off more than he could chew in hooking up with Savanna (brilliantcat), turning what was supposed to be a one-night stand into an epic romance for all ages. Except it didn't quite work out that way, given that Savanna was just using him for his gallantry and money. Remember, on the other hand, had a lot more luck with her own romantic endeavours, thanks to Fluffy Mrmpfle (simmply_anna), who eased her nerves by singing some Childish Gambino, thus singing his way into her
ZEPHYRUS: He-ey, so you're Remember's dad . . . She is, um, she's busy right now, but if you want to, I don't know, have a seat in the living and wait for a minute, that'd be cool. Yeah. You just sit there, don't move, and I'll, um, I'll go grab Re.
He sat there like a pro.
ZEPHRYUS: Hey, Re, Re's boytoy, glad to see you're decent. And nice to meet you. Um, Re, we have a little situation going on downstairs. Your dad is here.
I don't know if that's just an indication of Re being nervous about talking to Sid or an indication of something else. And by "something else" I clearly mean risky woohoo.
Re went downstairs, leaving Zeph and Fluffy to make each others' acquaintance.
ZEPHYRUS: So you're the guy Re met last night who has been hanging out in Re's bedroom for about twelve hours now.
FLUFFY: And that'd make you . . . ?
ZEPHYRUS: Her cousin. And also her best friend. We tell each other everything.
I don't see how this conversation could be at all awkward.
FLUFFY: Which is just perfect, because there's something that I'd love some feedback on! Help a bro out, man. Bros before hos, amirite? Okay, so I was thinking that Remember might-
ZEPHYRUS: Um, I think you may have just called my cousin a ho? Unless I'm misreading something, you definitely referred to me as the "bro" in that phrase, making Re the "ho." I know you guys kind of hit it off quickly, but I don't think Re is a ho . . .
FLUFFY: What? No, man, it was just an expression! I don't think she's a ho. I actually really like her! Which is what I wanted to talk to you about. Do you think we'd be moving too fast if I asked her to go steady, make it official and all? Do you think that's something she'd want?
ZEPHYRUS: I don't know . . . I mean, I'm not Re, I don't want to presume to speak for her . . .
ZEPHYRUS: But you know what I think? I think she'd love that. I mean, it's all in the set-up, right? So what I'd do in your place - not that I'd be in your place, she's my cousin - what I'd do is take her out under the stars, take her to a nice, quiet place with a great view, and maybe watch the stars for a little bit, that'd be nice, and then, when she's perfectly relaxed and at peace, and it's so quiet that you're like the only two people in the world, then I'd ask her to be my girlfriend. She wouldn't be able to resist!
I see that hopeless romantic trait is coming out in full force, hey, Zeph?
ZEPHYRUS: Good talk, man. Good talk.
Speaking of talks . . .
REMEMBER: So, um, Sid, why'd you stop by out of the blue like this?
SID: I thought we should talk.
REMEMBER: Oh, you thought we should talk, did you? So you just barge into my house to talk. Let me talk to you about something, then - where were your talks all those years when I was growing up? Why weren't you barging into that house demanding that we talk?
Whoa, Re . . . Does anyone know where my shy, sweet little sim went? I seem to have lost her.
SID: Remember, I-
REMEMBER: Or if that was too much, if the distance was too far or you didn't want to see Mom or whatever, you could've at least contacted me! Would it have been so hard for you to send a single, I don't know, one single teddy bear as a birthday present so I at least knew that you knew I existed? Hold that thought, my stomach's feeling off; I'll be right back.
Sid looks like his stomach's feeling a bit off as well after being reamed out by his daughter.
SID: My life . . . my choices . . .
SID: You know, Remember, what you said in there . . .
SID: It's all true. After Noro, after your mom moved back to Redcliffs, I put everything to do with her into a neat little box in the corner of my mind and resolved to just keep it there. I pushed it away so that I wouldn't have to deal with it, and, after a while, I became quite competent at dealing with it by, well, not dealing with it.
SID: But I know better now - that was a mistake, I can see that now - and I promise you that now that you're in my life again, I will be there for yours. I don't want to miss anything else. I mean it.
REMEMBER: Really? Do you mean that?
SID: I do, I really, really do.
Awwww. He looks like he's crushing Re with his hug, which means even more AWWWWW.
All heart-warming moments were put on hold for Re to run to the toilet again.
REMEMBER: I didn't know I had anything in me to throw up again!
Yeah, I have an idea what could be in you . . . And you know, even if Re is pregnant from her first ever (risky!) woohoo, well:
She's a legacy heir, pregnancy is inevitable.
Remember decided to go back to bed, get some actual, you know, sleep. That didn't last long though. Typical Crescendo pregnancy - I think it's pretty safe to say this is a pregnancy.
Re found the boys bro-ing out in the kitchen.
REMEMBER: Good morning.
ZEPHYRUS: *stares straight ahead resolutely*
REMEMBER: So, I've kind of been thinking . . .
FLUFFY: I've been thinking too . . .
REMEMBER: Maybe we should make this official?
FLUFFY: That's what I was thinking.
ZEPHYRUS: *stares straight ahead resolutely*
And sealed with a kiss!
ZEPHYRUS: Is it safe to look now? I think it's safe to - Oops, too soon.
REMEMBER: Yeah, makin' it official! Woot!
ZEPHYRUS: Okay, this has gone on long enough. I'm leaving the room.
So did Re and Fluffy. They went out to a club to ~celebrate good times c'mon. And who should walk in but Savanna Cowell? WHO DEFINITELY HAS A BUMP. SHE IS DEFINITELY PREGNANT.
IDK IF IT'S ZEPH'S BUT THERE IS DEFINITELY A BABY IN THERE. Or, like, three, if it is indeed Zeph's handiwork.
REMEMBER: Hmm, I think I need to find a better girl for Zeph to help him get over Savanna. Like Fluffy's sister, she'd be nice.
Nice idea, I agree, but LET'S FOCUS ON SAVANNA BEING PREGNANT.
. . . Or we can focus on Re being pregnant, whichever.
REMEMBER: Maybe I should call Zeph, tell him about all these pregnancy happenings. Should I bother him now? Maybe it's best just to talk to him in person, I don't know.
REMEMBER: Hey, Zeph, big news. Guess what? I'm pregnant! Yes, of course Fluffy's the father. No, I haven't told him yet; I only just found out. Tonight. I'm going to tell him tonight. Yeah, thanks!
REMEMBER: Oh, and hey, speaking of pregnancies, I just saw someone else walk in her who also appears to be pregnant. I'm, um, I'm not sure how to put this, but it's, erm, Savanna. That, that girl you kind of had a thing with.
REMEMBER: No, I didn't talk to her, that'd be really awkward, Zeph. What would I say? "Oh, hey, remember that guy Zephyrus that you slept with and then tried to use for the rest of his life? Is that his baby you're carrying there?" No, no way. You're going to have to be the one to contact her. What do you mean "the ball's in her court?" What if it's your baby?
REMEMBER: Okay, okay, I guess there's time to figure it out. But it could be a big deal, you know. Okay. You sure you're okay right now? Okay. Bye.
REMEMBER: Oh, Savanna, hey. I, um, how's it going?
SAVANNA: YOUR COUSIN'S AN ASSHOLE!
Thanks, Savanna, it's been a pleasure, as always.
Re decided that there was one thing that may take her mind off her problems . . .
Probably not what that bystander was expecting to see when the elevator doors opened. Oh well.
REMEMBER: That was fun!
. . . Okay. Apparently I'm in a gif mood right now. Sorry?
MOVING ON . . .
They went back to Re's place for a bit of privacy as she had something rather important to discuss with Fluffy.
REMEMBER: So, um, Fluffy, I know we haven't known each other very long, and I know things have been moving pretty quickly, but, um, I kind of have something to tell you. About us and moving quickly and all.
FLUFFY: Okay . . .
REMEMBER: I don't really know how best to say this so I'm just going to go ahead and spit it out, okay? I'm pregnant!
FLUFFY: Hoshit, really?!
REMEMBER: Yes! Is that a good "hoshit?"
FLUFFY: You bet.
It always cracks me up that they give the thumps up after. Maybe it's just me, but it looks kind of sarcastic, like, um, this:
FLUFFY: I really want to kiss you right now, but there's that strange girl staring me down and it's kind of awkward.
STRANGE GIRL: Don't mind me. Kiss her. KISS HER.
CREEPER WITH INVISIBLE CAMERA: Did I hear he might kiss her? That's a picture that needs to live on in my memory!
As soon as they actually had some privacy, Re got down to business. Might as well keep things moving fast, right?
REMEMBER: I think this is the best night I've ever had. It's just been . . . perfect.
There are no words to express my love for the "watch the stars" interaction. Siriusly. LOVE IT.
FLUFFY: And . . . peek-a-boo!
Bit early for that, don't you think, Fluffy?
FLUFFY: Do you think the baby heard me? Oh, oh, I think I heard a response!
Fluffy wasn't the only one to be all over Re's baby bump.
ZEPHYRUS: Hey, little one, I'm your, well, not your uncle, not exactly, but close enough. And I will spoil you like I'm your dad and you will be so loved!
ZEPHYRUS: I think I just felt a kick! Re, this is so exciting!
ZEPHYRUS: Seriously, Re, I couldn't be happier for you and Fluffy. You guys are going to be awesome parents; I'm so happy you found one another. You're like perfect together! I only hope that one day I can find someone who makes me as happy as Fluffy makes you, that'd be amazing!
REMEMBER: We-ellllll, about that, Zeph . . . I've kinda been thinking, Fluffy has a sister and-
ZEPHYRUS: Wait, are you trying to set me up here?
REMEMBER: I just think maybe you should give her a chance.
ZEPHYRUS: I don't know about this, Re.
REMEMBER: For me?
ZEPHYRUS: Okay, I guess I could do one date.
And there that date is! Fluffy's gorgeous sister, Pumpkin Mrmpfle (simmply_anna), who is one-third of the most flawless generation ever, basically.
PUMPKIN: I'm not so sure about this date thing, you know.
REMEMBER: Hey, Pumpkin? My cousin's this way, come on.
Put your game face on, Pumpkin.
. . . Would that I had said the same to Zephyrus.
ZEPHYRUS: Take a breather on the couch over there? This dancing is kind of wearing me out.
I imagine dancing that intensely would be tiring. /has danced like an idiot many, many times
I think dancing like an idiot runs in the family. I may not physically resemble the Crescendos, legendarysims, but I think we have some things in common.
FLUFFY: Um, Remember? Are you sure it's safe for the baby for you to be breaking it down like that?
REMEMBER: I got this.
FLUFFY: But those heels-
REMEMBER: Hey. I got this.
MAKE A MOVE, BOY. I kind of feel like he's breaking the fourth wall here, staring me down like "Direct me how to do this. I'm shy, I'm not going to do it on my own. Please help!" ♥
ZEPHYRUS: Hey, um, is it cool if I kind of, you know, put my arm right up here? Like just above your shoulders? Maybe touching your shoulders? Gently resting across your shoulders, even? Is that cool?
ZEPHYRUS: This is nice. I'm comfy, are you comfy? Do you think this is nice too? Am I holding you too tightly? What about my arm, is it heavy?
PUMPKIN: No, no, this is nice. You're too cute, but this is nice.
ZEPHYRUS: How about this? Is this ni- okay? Is this okay?
I'd say that's a yes.
OMG OMG OMG. Am I siriusly the only one who absolutely squees every time I see sims doing the little nose rub? IT IS SO EFFING CUTE I CAN'T HANDLE IT.
REMEMBER: It looks like things are going well between Zeph and Pumpkin over there.
FLUFFY: Wedding in the future, you think?
I think it could be a possibility. Zeph seems pretty smitten, anyway. Smitten enough to take Pumpkin home, at the very least.
And smitten enough to do this.
Be still, my squeeing heart. ♥
Things moved upstairs, as they so often do in these sorts of situations.
ZEPHYRUS: So, are you sure you want to do this? Because I don't want to rush anything. I mean, I think it'd be a lot of fun, it'd be awesome, but I want to make sure you want to-
PUMPKIN: I think you're right about the "it'll be fun" part.
ZEPHYRUS: Okay . . . here we go . . .
for lizbeth_mairead ♥
And this is how I found out that Zephryus is, in fact, the father of Savanna's child.
ZEPHYRUS: Oh . . .
Which segues me into this!:
YOU ALL KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS! :DDD
REMEMBER: Ooooohhhh, nobody told me this would hurt so much.
Your family has a weird philosophy about births and pregnancies, Re. Namely, the more the better. But hey, take solace in the fact that your labour face doesn't resemble a braying donkey like your mother's!
GENERATION FOUR, BITCHES!
This is January Crescendo who I believe is friendly and absent-minded. I'm sure she likes things too, I'm just not sure what those things are at the moment. Oops.
ZEPHYRUS: You know, Pumpkin, I was pretty apprehensive about being set up for a date, and with Fluffy's sister too - not to say Fluffy's not really cool, because he is, but it just seemed like maybe Re was setting up this date because I'm her cousin and you're her fiancé's sister, and she wasn't looking into our actual personalities a whole lot. But then I met you, and you're just, God, you're just so perfect.
PUMPKIN: You really mean that?
ZEPHYRUS: Of course I mean that. You're so beautiful, and you're so sweet and kind, and I think I'm falling in love with you, Pumpkin.
ZEPHYRUS: I know it seems like it's moving fast, and maybe it is, but I'm a big believer in love in all forms, and I think that if you meet someone you think may be the one, then you'd be a fool to let that person go. I never want to let you go, Pumpkin, because I do think you're the one. I already care so much about you and I'm having absolutely the best, most amazing time with you, and I don't want it to ever end.
PUMPKIN: Zephyrus? What are you doing?
ZEPHYRUS: You'll see, just one second.
ZEPHYRUS: I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you do me the honour of spending the rest of your life with me?
PUMPKIN: Oh my God! Yes!
ZEPHYRUS: Really?! Yes?!
PUMPKIN: Yes, yes!
ZEPHYRUS: You've just made me the happiest man in the world!
D'awwww . . . ♥
We'll have to leave the romance for the moment as we've got a visitor to the house - Savanna herself, with her and Zeph's baby daughter in tow.
ZEPHYRUS: Savanna. What are you doing here? Is that, is that . . . ?
SAVANNA: Yes, this is our baby. Sooooo, how've you been?
ZEPHYRUS: Well, you know, things have happened . . . and-
ZEPHYRUS: Wait. You come in here with our baby, one that I'd have never have heard about if my cousin hadn't seen you pregnant, and ask me how I've been as if everything is fine? Jesus, Savanna. That's not okay.
What is okay is Zeph holding his baby daughter for the first time. I love how he looks all awkward, as if he's wondering how to properly hold her. Awww.
He got it down.
ZEPHYRUS: Don't worry, sweetie, you're with daddy now and he's never letting you go.
ZEPHYRUS: You konw, Savanna, I suppose I should thank you for something. If you hadn't broken my heart by using me like you did, my cousin never would've taken pity on me and set me up with the most amazing girl ever.
SAVANNA: Oh . . . That's . . . unfortunate . . .
ZEPHYRUS: What do you mean, "unfortunate?" It's amazing, just like Pumpkin is amazing. I love her, Savanna, I love her as you would never have allowed me to love you.
ZEPHYRUS: We're getting married, you know, Pumpkin and me.
SAVANNA: Really? To some girl you just met?
ZEPHYRUS: Let me tell you a little secret about Pumpkin and I.
ZEPHYRUS: See, the thing is, she's awesome!
ZEPHYRUS: She's awesome and you're evil, for that matter! I wouldn't want my daughter being raised by someone like you; you'd probably just use her for your evil plans and not even treat her like an actual person, much less your own child!
SAVANNA: Wow, that did not go in the direction I was hoping for.
SAVANNA: Zephyrus, come on, we had chemistry, you and me. You can't fake chemistry. That's got to mean something, right?
ZEPHYRUS: All that means is that you're an attractive girl who used your good looks to try to play me. It means I allowed myself to get carried away with you physically. It doesn't mean that I want to spend any more time with you and your conniving ways.
SAVANNA: Come on, Zephyrus, we have a daughter together! If nothing else, that's got to mean something.
ZEPHYRUS: That does mean something. That means a lot, in fact. I think I should take our daughter home with me so she can be raised in a house that's full of love and family, a place where she can be herself and not be just a pawn in her mother's game.
SAVANNA: But Zephyrus-
ZEPHYRUS: No. I don't want to hear it.
SAVANNA: Fine. I'll show myself out then.
And with that, we can officially welcome Myla Cresendo to generation four! She got her dad's easily impressed trait and her mom's . . . evil trait. This should be fun.
You know, I am glad that Savanna got knocked up. She is so gorgeous so I'm thrilled to have some of her genes even if she and Zeph never would've worked out.
ZEPHYRUS: Re, I just wanted to thank you for setting me up with Pumpkin. I know I wasn't exactly grateful right off the bat, but you were right, she's amazing. So, thank you.
ZEPHYRUS: So amazing, in fact, that we've decided to get married. I know it's fast and I know that maybe it looks like we're rushing into things but-
REMEMBER: No, Zeph, no. I think that's great! Really. I'm so happy it worked out for you!
ZEPHYRUS: Yeah, but see, the thing is, I want to marry her right away because, well, why wait? I love her, I want to be with her, so we should get married right away. But I can't help but think that my mom would be really sad if she missed my wedding, so I think maybe it's time that we, you know, go home.
Trufax, the moment Zeph aged up to YA, Glory rolled the want to see him get married.
REMEMBER: I've kind of been thinking the same thing. I mean, I have January now, and my mom hasn't even met Fluffy. We've both gotten engaged, had a baby each, and I did meet my dad, which is why we came here in the first place. I think it's time we go home.
REMEMBER: Yeah. Let's go home.
NEXT TIME, we're back to the main Crescendo homestead to catch up on all the insanity that you just knew was going on while Remember and Zephyrus had their Bridgeport adventure. Birthdays, romance, self-wettings, what more could you want? Oh, you want Ares, Biko and Chance for your game? (Not sure why you would, but hey! UNLEASH THE
Sorry if this one seemed a bit disjointed; I was having attention span issues throughout this and subsequently wrote it in a very disjointed manner spread out over more than a week. I do hope you enjoyed it though! Thanks for reading, you're all amazing! ♥