5, in the Peter House:
Valerie, and Violet
So much has happened since we last visited the Peter House! Olivia and
Leo got pregnant and then got married in a lovely moonlit ceremony.
It's always fun to find out the stats of the person you're adding to
the family; it turns out that although Leo was slumming as a gardener,
he secretly had the same aspiration and LTW as Olivia. She would always
be a few grades above him at work, which he didn't mind, since it was
all about the pursuit of knowledge, not the status.
Leo gains a hot wife and access to Peter Brokaw's fortune. Double bonus!
Leo Deppiesse Brokaw:
Knowledge aspiration; LTW Mad Scientist; science career
It was around this time that Nina started to feel like a sixth wheel.
With Brady gone, it was hard to feel like part of the family, and with
a baby on the way, she wanted to get out before she got stuck
babysitting every day. She moved to a little house in town and remains
a good friend. Her sister Dina is pleased that she is now the far
hotter of the two.
Did I say baby? Make that *two* babies: Olivia the Twin had twins of
her own! Both babies had brown hair like their dad and brown eyes like
their mom, but one had Leo's pale skin and the other had a skin tone
partway between her parents'. And, there was one more unusual feature...
Leo holds his son Alex, whose head was random colors throughout his
babyhood - purple, blue, green, you name it. I was a little nervous
about it, but when Alex reached childhood he looked more normal. Maybe
an effect of Olivia's custom hair?
Popularity aspiration; LTW to be a General; military career
Baby Valerie gazes up at her mom and wonders where that eggy smell is
Wealth aspiration; LTW Hall of Famer; athletic career
Another athlete. Sigh.
The family realized around this time that they were awash in cash but
still crammed into a tiny little house on a tiny lot. They decided to
and upgrade to one of the nicest houses in Pleasantview, a lovely red
brick number with multiple decks and porches, a house worth much more
than the rat-trap they were living in. Unfortunately, it wasn't
until after they were in that they realized that the house was big but
the rooms were tiny;
not a single room was big enough for a double bed. They set about
tearing down walls and relocating awkward stairs, but it just wasn't
going to work, and they sneaked out of their half-remodeled house in
the middle of the night, vowing never to speak of that very expensive
mistake again. They moved to yet another house, one that was even
bigger and prettier, and hoped to make it their forever home. Plus,
finally had room for their first car!
Soon after raising Valerie and Alex to childhood, Alice finally went
with the Reaper after a long and happy life. Olivia was despondent and
made a point of spending extra time with her dad as his time grew
Olivia would like to let her dad win this time, but her Knowledge
aspiration just won't let her.
The first thing Valerie did after reaching teenager-hood was go
shopping. Isn't she a doll? I don't know where she got the pouty lips.
Alex strikes a scholarly pose in his new school uniform.
Olivia and Leo were a little disappointed by the low personality scores
of the twins. Olivia said it certainly didn't come from *her* side of
the family! Aware of their responsibility to the Legacy, they tried one
more time. The third baby, a little girl, also had the colorful head
which prompted them to name her Violet. Violet had the same brown hair
and eyes of her siblings, with Leo's pale complexion.
Heir material? I don't think so...
Pleasure aspiration; LTW Professional Party Guest
Only 27 points... not very impressive. Olivia said there is no way
she's having a fourth baby - it's tough enough to succeed in science
with three kids at home, and after Stephan passed away, there were no
grandparents to do the childrearing. Leo agreed, and Valerie will be
"You could use a tan, kiddo."
Leo spends his free time painting a portrait of his lovely Heiress
Meanwhile, Tyler advanced in his quest for the Hall of Fame while also
having torrid relationships with Dina Caliente and Barbara Despret. He
loved the blondes, and they loved him, funny nose and all. After a
particularly good date, Barbara left him a pinball machine. Flowers are
So, the Peter House has had a complete turnover of people, but the name
and the genes live on...
And, look! A Legacy Crossover Episode!
Teens Dexter and Valerie met in school and hit it off right away.
I mean *really* hit it off. Kissing Cousins? How about Kissing Third
Cousins? Is this weird? They don't seem to think so...
I never did figure out what the problem was between Alex and Warren.
Perhaps it was built-up rage over being the forgotten children in a
Legacy family. Warren generally dominated these fights. Alex dresses
tough but he's pretty much a sissy. Don't worry, Alex, the military
will make a man of you!
Violet grew into a cute kid. Here she admits to feelings for Alex's
best friend, much to the consternation of her parents and sister.
Violet as a teen, sharing a secret with her dad Leo, who aged into a
very sciency-looking guy.
Violet, post-makeover, is making me wonder if I picked the right person
to be the heir, despite her stats.
The women of the Peter House: Valerie, Violet, and Olivia.
The day that Alex and Valerie became adults, Alex abruptly announced
that he was getting the heck out of there and called a cab. Nobody was
very sad about his departure - the
elders were desperately trying to reach the tops of their careers, and
Valerie and Violet were fighting tooth and nail (well, not really) for
the Heiress position.
Alex, post-makeover, settles into his new hovel, er, house downtown. He
picked out that couch all by himself.