Range Valley – Round 9 – Parrish

Welcome back to Range Valley, population 4,200.

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We start the week with Lachlan heading to work. He is so nearly done with the education career, which would make him perma plat.

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Whilst Joanna stays home with Casey, and teaches him how to put blocks in holes.

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And Joanna goes into labour as her husband heads for his carpool. It’s fine – he’s not leaving her alone. The toddler is there, too!

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A girl! Bethany Parrish has her grandfather’s blonde hair, which is a nice little throwback.

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With a new baby in the house, Lachlan works on getting Casey’s last skill up, in time for his birthday.

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Casey has his dad’s enormous ears, which I like.

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Lachlan becomes Education Minister, and brings Benjamin Van Herten home from work!

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The two renew their friendship, and Lachlan sends Benjamin home.

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Bethany’s birthday!

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… Oh.

“Aren’t you going to talk about how cute she is?”

No. No I am not.

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I’ll be honest, I was very surprised at how ugly Beth looks. I am hoping she’ll grow into her looks, because she’s very unfortunate at the moment. I might pop Lachlan on birth control, as I don’t think I want them having any more kids if they’re going to look like Beth.

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Joanna apparently heard me, and quickly gets knocked up before I can stop them.

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She stays at home, alternately studying for her next promotion, and teaching Beth her skills.

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We get confirmation of the newest Parrish baby.

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Since they can’t get any more pregnant, they celebrate.

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Lachlan loves his little girl, regardless of her looks. He gives her one last cuddle while she’s still small enough to pick up.

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Beth looks a lot better older. Especially with a littel bow in her hair.

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And Beth starts cracking open the books. Lachlan brought home the Education bookcase, so the Parrish kids have their scholarship skills more or less instantly.

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And we end with a very tired Joanna. She’s pregnant, and this pregnancy has caused a much bigger strain on her than the last two did.

Households: 25
Playable Sims: 106
CAS-Sims Available: 28
Community Lots: 16
*Owned: 14
*NPC: 2
Total Lots: 40
Business Districts: 3
University: 4
Downtown: No
SM: 40
Population: 4,240
Fires: 4
Burglars: 0
Town Funds: $681,000
Uni Funds: $300,000

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Range Valley – Round 9 – Ramirez

Welcome back to Range Valley, population 4,160.

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Phoebe’s run of bad luck seems to have ended. She and her husband, Mateo, welcomed their first child, Eliseo.

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Phoebe is the Mayor of Range Valley, representing us in various district meetings, and pushing our various agendas.

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Time flies when you’re living the dream, and it’s Eliseo’s birthday!

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I think Phoebe and Mateo might be one of my favourite couples. They have three bolts, and they are just too sweet together.

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Eliseo is a cute toddler! He has his dad’s eyes and hair, and his mum’s everything else?

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Whoops! Looks like there is another little Ramirez on the way. As a side note, I’ve not clicked try for a baby for this one. I tend to let my sims decide how many kids they want, and the vast number of Range Valley babies are born this way.

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Mateo takes over potty training, and makes the traditional face.

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Phoebe explains Eliseo’s alien heritage to him. He seems to grasp the idea pretty well, and hopes to one day visit Space, Idaho.

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Meanwhile, Mateo racks up the promotions.

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And he takes over baby skills just before Eliseo’s birthday!

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Here he is, post makeover.

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That night, Phoebe goes into labour.

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Meet Genoveva! So far, the spitting image of her dad.

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Eliseo still loves his activity table, and proudly shows off his drawings to his parents.

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It’s not long before it’s Genoveva’s birthday party!

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And she looks a lot like her dad, as far as I can tell. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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Eliseo hasn’t got his A+ yet, and looks a bit bemused at this fact. Apparently, having your mother be the mayor doesn’t get you any points in multiplying fractions.

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Eliseo and Genoveva play together a lot.

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A lot.

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Mateo adores his new little one, and she seems to adore him back.

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There might be another little one on the way, too.

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Oh yeah. There’s another one.

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And we leave Phoebe working on her fishing badge. She wants to be a Hand of Poseidon, and only has a silver badge, so far.

Households: 25
Playable Sims: 105
CAS-Sims Available: 28
Community Lots: 16
*Owned: 14
*NPC: 2
Total Lots: 40
Business Districts: 3
University: 4
Downtown: No
SM: 40
Population: 4,200
Fires: 4
Burglars: 0
Town Funds: $666,400
Uni Funds: $300,000

Range Valley – Round 9 – J. McKinley

Welcome back to Range Valley, population 4,120.

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Last round, the McKinleys, Louisa and Jack, welcomed their twins, Felix and Tessa.

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Jack has finally found a position in Intelligence. His LTW is to become the head of the SCIA, so he trades in his cushy law job,

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Louisa teaches the twins their last skill, and they’re ready for their birthday!

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And Felix likes to listen to his dad practise speeches. We always need more cash.

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We have Tessa!

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And Felix!

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And Louisa discovers that she is expecting again! Family sims…

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Still, a little pregnancy won’t stop Louisa from heading to work!

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Or from earning promotions!

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The twins have brought two of the Masters girls home! Tessa brought Dagmar, and Felix brought Jasmyn.

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Jack reaches the top of the Intelligence career!

“Uh oh, here comes the Fuzz! Hoof it, Snowy!”

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I think Tessa looks like her mum?

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Louisa goes into labour as her children furiously page through first aid books to figure out how to deliver a baby.

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A boy! He is named Liam.

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And Jack returns home to meet his new baby.

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Tessa starts making friends with kids at school. She is especially friendly with Joshua Dallas.

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And Felix is just gross. Nice one, Felix.

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Birthday time for Liam rolls around quickly.

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Yay, it’s like an actual party!

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And Liam is a little cutie, covered in freckles.

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And we finish with Louisa attempting to leave for work. Silly Louisa, you have to stay home and take care of the baby. Little Liam gets a bath.

Households: 25
Playable Sims: 104
CAS-Sims Available: 28
Community Lots: 16
*Owned: 14
*NPC: 2
Total Lots: 40
Business Districts: 3
University: 4
Downtown: No
SM: 40
Population: 4,160
Fires: 4
Burglars: 0
Town Funds: $640,900
Uni Funds: $300,000

Range Valley – Round 9 – Masters

Welcome back to Range Valley, population 3,840!

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We start with Angela and Libby getting married. Please welcome Mrs and Mrs Masters.

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Angela has also changed her hairstyle. I did something with my CC, and now I have mislaid a ton of it, and changed a ton of it. Sad times.

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We start with operation genetic diversity! Angela calls up and requests to adopt a child.

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The social worker brings Brittany first.

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Who looks very pretty with a new outfit and a haircut.

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Next is Lainey!

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“Hi new mum. You smell like rotten seafood.”

“Hi new daughter. I know.”

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Third to arrive at the Masters household is the extremely striking Nawwaf!

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He gets a new outfit, and brushes his hair a different way. Those eyes, and those freckles, and that skin!

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As you can see, Angela is climbing the ranks of the architecture career. Slowly, but surely.

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Up next is Jeannie, who also has purple eyes!

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Who promptly brings home Joshua Dallas!

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Next is Jasmyn!

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Who makes an absolutely adorable little nerd!

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Libby makes it to Hand of Poseidon! She is now perma plat, and wants to reach her Golden Anniversary.

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Next is Dagmar, who looks so sad initially.

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But cheers up significantly as soon as she gets another outfit and a new hairstyle.

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And lastly (for now. Angela wants 10), we have Candice.

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Candice looks much cuter with her hair in messy plaits.

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The kids get along pretty well. Nobody dislikes each other, anyway. Brittany, as the oldest, and Lainey, as the next oldest, tend to get on the best.

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And the two redheads, Jeannie and Jasmyn, have declared themselves “should be twins”, as they both have red hair, and J names.

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And Libby and Angela continue to be ridiculously in love, and hope to expand their family even further, once they can afford an even better house for their beloved children.

Households: 25
Playable Sims: 103
CAS-Sims Available: 28
Community Lots: 16
*Owned: 14
*NPC: 2
Total Lots: 40
Business Districts: 3
University: 4
Downtown: No
SM: 40
Population: 4,120
Fires: 4
Burglars: 0
Town Funds: $628,300
Uni Funds: $300,000

 

Range Valley – Round 9 – Riley

Welcome back to Range Valley, population 3,840.

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It’s a short one this week for Ira. Sam has moved out to marry childhood sweetheart, Sadie Bellamy, and if Ira is being honest, he isn’t sure how long he will be living alone.

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Ira spends most of his time at Romantic, his club. He is racking up the cash, and meeting women, and loving his life.

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Well. Not sure Mina Zeelan should be on the bubbles. She’s most likely pregnant, because she has spent 90% of her adult life pregnant.

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Ira also brings a lot of women home.

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But his main interest is Ruqayyah Qadir. She’s got a little girl – not Ira’s, the red hair make that clear enough, but that’s fine. The current one she’s got in the oven might be his, though.

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Ira also spends his afternoons giving advice to the local Romance teens. Katrien Shibata here isn’t too sure, though.

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Ira also digs for spare cash, but doesn’t find much.

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He also starts rolling wants to write best sellers. He is seriously calming down as he gets through his adult life stage.

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And at the end of his round, Ira is still in close contact with Ruqayyah, who keeps him updated on little Karima, and on the current pregnancy. She’s not asked for anything but company, and Ira is happy to provide.

Households: 25
Playable Sims: 96
CAS-Sims Available: 28
Community Lots: 16
*Owned: 14
*NPC: 2
Total Lots: 40
Business Districts: 3
University: 4
Downtown: No
SM: 40
Population: 3,840
Fires: 4
Burglars: 0
Town Funds: $618,900
Uni Funds: $300,000

Range Valley – Round 9 – Dallas

Welcome back to Range Valley, population 3,720!

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When we last left the Dallas family, they were expanding again, with Emily and Forest expecting their third child together. Forest, of course, already has two adult daughters, Sadie Bellamy and Maisie Kane, who he had with his first wife, May Jitmakusol.

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Emily takes to writing during her maternity leave. Her son is at school, and her daughter is mostly pretty self sufficient.

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Jacob gets an A+ at school, and runs intothe house to celebrate!

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Emily goes into labour!

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The first is a boy they name Joshua! And I’m not sure if I’ve done something wrong with my CC skins? Joshua has one of the new freckly skins I’ve downloaded. However, he is about as dark as his dad, just freckled? I think it’s cute, so that’s fine.

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And of course it is twins. So this is little Charlotte.

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Forest gets up and gets to looking after the twins while Emily catches up on sleep.

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Emily tried to sneak off to work the next morning. Unfortunately, she doesn’t get to go. Forest earns more, and we need the money, so she gets to stay home with the toddler and the two babies. Sorry, Emily.

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Apparently, the Dallas family haven’t learned their lesson.

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Emily finishes teaching Aimee the last little bits she needs before her birthday. At least things will be easier with her a bit older.

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No wonder Forest is so glad to get to work in the mornings. A helicopter ride is quieter than his home.

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It’s triple birthday time. First, Aimee grows up into a child.

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And the twins have their birthday too.

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Here is Charlotte.

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And Joshua, who is a serious little cutie.

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Jacob brings home Audrey Lee. She’s certainly not impressed with him, whatever he has said, and she won’t stay for his birthday.

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One last look at our oldest Dallas boy!

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And he scrubs up nicely! He is a Romance sim with the LTW to Woohoo 20 Sims. Please ignore his sister in the window being thrown all the way to Space. Idaho.

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And Emily pops, and hangs around in her underwear. At least Jacob is excited that he’s getting another brother or sister.

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So is Forest. Also, the default replacements I use are a touch too pale. It is impossible to tell where Emily’s skin starts, and her undies end.

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The Dallas couple teach the Dallas babies to walk, just in time for their birthday!

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There’s Joshua!

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And Charlotte! I like how different the four kids look, so far.

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Meanwhile, Jacob has met a nice young lady by the name of Rochelle. They like to moodily hang out on the roundabout together.

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(She also gave him his first kiss).

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Forest helps Aimee with her homework a lot. She seems to learn a LOT slower than Jacob did. She glitched as a toddler, and I think the smartmilk bonus might have been removed? In any case, I feel like she has Sim Dyslexia or something.

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After what feels like a lifetime, Emily goes into labour.

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She gives birth to a little girl. They name her Philippa, as Forest’s original surname was Phillips. They’ll call her Pippa for short.

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The Dallas’ are still very happy together. Forest hasn’t shown any inclination to trade this wife in for a new one, at least. However, Emily wants 10 children… Forest now has seven, Emily has five.

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It’s Pippa’s birthday!

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Cute! She looks like Aimee so far, but there’s time.

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Aimee studies hard, but it takes her a long time. It is pure stubborn determination that is getting her through it.

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And it seems that we might have another little Dallas on the way…

Households: 25
Playable Sims: 96
CAS-Sims Available: 28
Community Lots: 16
*Owned: 14
*NPC: 2
Total Lots: 40
Business Districts: 3
University: 4
Downtown: No
SM: 40
Population: 3,840
Fires: 4
Burglars: 0
Town Funds: $586,900
Uni Funds: $300,000

 

Range Valley – Round 9 – Van Herten

Welcome back to Range Valley, population 3,640.

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Marshall graduated from RVU last round, and has spent most of his round avoiding calls from Ruqayyah Qadir. Apparently, she fails to understand that he doesn’t want to come over any more. He is starting his own round now.

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Instead, Marshall invites Prof. Benjamin Reiner over. Benjamin was his professor at RVU, and they always had a spark. Now that Marshall is no longer a student, they can take things to another level.

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The two fall in love as a mascot looks on, feeling uncomfortable that this school reunion wasn’t what he thought it was going to be.

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Benjamin moves in. He has cute elf ears, which I like. He is a Family sim with the LTW of reaching his Golden Anniversary.

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Marshall finds a job in Music. He is a Fortune sim who wants to earn $100,000, so music seems to be a good idea.

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With their futures secured a little bit tighter, Marshall proposes.

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Benjamin accepts, and the two have a quick, traditional Range Valley marriage immediately afterwards.

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Benjamin starts studying, as his skills aren’t that great, considering he was a university professor…

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He also gets a job in education again, starting as a Playground Supervisor.

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The couple settle in happily, and decide to start their family together, using the scientific breakthrough made by Lilias Parmeley and Poppy Nanale.

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The pregnancy seems to have taken.

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A pop later confirms it, and the couple are very excited to meet their new baby. Marshall has gotten a promotion or two, and Benjamin is enjoying being a house-husband.

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It’s not long before Benjamin goes into labour.

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He gives birth to a little redheaded boy, who they name Maxim.

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Marshall arrives home to feed baby Max. The weight of the child in his arms feels comfortable, and he can already see parts of him, and parts of Benjamin in his face.

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The happy couple decide to expand their family a little. Benjamin has visions of at least four or five children running about. Marshall might concede to three at most.

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Max’s birthday rolls around!

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Definitely a little cutie! I think he looks more like Benjamin, but I think he has Marshall’s eye colour.

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And the happy couple are expecting again!

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“Hello? No, Marshall’s at work at the moment. Can I take a message?”

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“What do you mean he has a daughter?!”

And with that, we leave the Van Herten family.

Households: 25
Playable Sims: 93
CAS-Sims Available: 28
Community Lots: 16
*Owned: 14
*NPC: 2
Total Lots: 40
Business Districts: 3
University: 4
Downtown: No
SM: 40
Population: 3,720
Fires: 4
Burglars: 0
Town Funds: $560,400
Uni Funds: $300,000