Brokaw Family Legacy, page 4b
Last updated: 26 February 2006
6, in the Peter House:
Edgar, Ashley and Leona
When we last saw the Peter House, Alex
had just moved out and Valerie and Violet were each hoping to be the
heir. Valerie had stats on her side, but Violet had the looks. What to
do? It depends: how shallow am I?
Since Valerie was much older, she got first crack at the local
men. Unfortunately, she didn't feel even a tiny spark of interest
in any of the men she already knew, except Daniel Pleasant, and I
really did not want my family mixed up in *their* little soap
opera. And then one day, the blue-eyed, blond-haired gardener
came over. Her father being a former gardener, perhaps she had a
predisposition for grubby men in hats...who knows? In any case,
Brian Stompel won her heart in no time at all.
First date - awwww! Brian has a major sweet tooth and orders
Baked Alaska for dinner. Perhaps this explains the paunch he
develops later on.
Valerie has just asked the father of her baby to move in with
her. The new gardener looks wary. Run, new gardener!
Run while you can!
Brian is actually pretty cute, with an interesting nose.
Brian Stompel Brokaw:
Fortune aspiration; LTW Business Tycoon; business career
Valerie decides to make things more official. Brian turned out to
be Superdad and Superhusband, reaching the top of the business career
in record time and helping four children with their homework. Go
Meanwhile, Olivia's time to go finally came. She left behind many
relatives and a platinum tombstone, having *just* become a Mad
Scientist earlier that day. Phew!
Olivia thinks of this as just another promotion.
Leo has his own run-in with the Reaper while attempting to fix the
trash compactor. Daughter Valerie supplicates; Violet waits
impatiently for access to the fridge. The Reaper's cold, dead
heart is warmed by the sight of a hot young woman in a tiger-striped
on her knees, and he relents. Leo lives to fix (or not fix) many
Valerie and Brian popped out two kids, Ryan and Edgar, who had
identical stats and coloring, though very different aspirations.
I was hoping for more variety in my Heir-pool. Oh well!
Ryan looks very much like both parents - dad's blue eyes, mom's brown
Knowledge aspiration; LTW Mad Scientist; science career
Popularity aspiration; LTW Hall of Famer; politics career
ANOTHER athlete, ANOTHER scientist. Yawn.
Since Ryan and Edgar were an awful lot alike, it was up to Violet to
provide some other heir choices.
Unfortunately, she too was unimpressed with the local men. She
shelled out the full 5,000 simoleons to find her perfect, ideal man...
"I'm so excited! Who will my Dream Man be?!"
"Mitch Wolosenko?! You have got to be kidding me. Didn't my
cousin Abigail used to sleep with you?"
So much for Dream Men. Mitch and Violet didn't even get along,
despite many lightning bolts of attraction. Luckily, Violet met
some new guys downtown, including a certain very attractive Ash
Pai. They fell in love, and he was totally okay with her request
that he knock her up but not move in. And before too long... oh
More twins!! And, look, they have the Psychedelic Head
Violet named the first one Ashley for their dad, and the second Leona
for Violet's dad, who passed away (fully platinum, thank you very much)
earlier that same day. What about Tyler? Yeah, he died at
too. It's so hard to keep track. I'm sure it was very sad,
Violet hefts a baby, while nephew Ryan looks a little creeped out and
wonders if they glow in the dark. I rolled back to an older video
driver shortly afterwards, and hopefully this won't happen anymore!
Pleasure aspiration; LTW Celebrity Chef
Romance aspiration; LTW Celebrity Chef
34! Leona is clearly a wonder-woman in the making. I had my
fingers crossed that she'd be cute, because she (and thus Violet) would
likely be Heiress. Sorry, boys.
Raising twins generally sucks. I decided to devote all my
attention to Leona, while Ashley played in the toilet and wet
herself. Despite chronic neglect, Ashley turned out to be the
cuter of the two, but hopefully Leona will grow into her
features. Both girls have dad's black hair and blue eyes, but
very different skin tones.
Leona (left) and Ashley share a hug moments after reaching childhood.
Violet tends to her other babies.
A family dinner - Brian, Edgar, Violet, Ryan, and Leona. Ryan
tells the family lore about great-...-great grandfather Tom, who was an
sure spends a lot of time in her bikini!)
Ryan has just turned into an adult and really wants his father to pay
attention to him. Brian however is fascinated by the extremely
lewd gesture Ash Pai appears to be making. (Ryan got a new outfit
soon after. Hot pink sweater! Ugh!)
While the twins were still in their childhood, tragedy struck: Violet
was electrocuted while trying to fix the dishwasher. Edgar
pleaded with the Reaper but no dice, and my darling Heiress was taken
away from me and her kids far too young. The children were
distraught, being effectively orphans (Ash comes around from time to
time but refuses to get more involved). And, just to round out
their misery, Violet ended up as one scary-looking ghost:
Luckily, Leona has her Tristan posters to comfort her. ;)
Unlike most of my elder women, I actually liked the way Valerie looked
as an elder.
Valerie and Brian committed to raising Violet's kids along with their
own boys. Val quit her athlete job, though, because it just
wasn't as fulfilling as she'd hoped it would be. She instead
became a Criminal, with nice short hours and easy work picking pockets
downtown. No lifetime platinum for her, but she was happier
that way, and painted during every spare moment.
The moment we were waiting for: Leona, the chosen Heiress,
becomes a teenager. After a makeover, she turned out to have very
interesting features and I think she'll make a lovely adult. She
rolled Romance, LTW Celebrity Chef - the same LTW as her sister.
Twins Ashley and Leona. Ashley looks totally different from her
sister, and is much cuter, but I am a stats-snob and Leona remains Heir.
Leona demonstrates her genetic tendency to attract gardeners...
...and Aunt Valerie helps her cause by lending an interested ear as
Kacper describes Leona's many virtues.
Ryan (l) and Edgar (r), insist that they really don't look *that*
alike. For the first few stages of Edgar's new politics career,
they share a carpool, and Ryan doesn't even mind that they are using
the Crapmobile instead of the fine Sim-Lincoln that advanced scientists
Brian demonstrates the skills that won him the Most Efficient Parent
award six years in a row!
Edgar becomes hopelessly attracted to Mary-Sue Pleasant and dances with
her out by the trash can for hours.
Leona falls hard for Tosha Go and spends the last of her teen days
making out on the couch.
They slow-danced on their first date. Jeff Langerak watches the
girl-on-girl action and thinks, "Wow, and I thought *Tosha* was pale!"
So finally it was time for the twins to age up and get their grown-up
makeovers. I had my fingers crossed re: Leona's rather long
First, Ashley, who is as gorgeous as I expected. The blue hair
matches her eyes nicely.
And now, Leona, whose cheeks and chin became more pronounced as an
adult but I think she's very interesting-looking. Took a while to
find a hairstyle that suited her and did not make her look like a horse.
Leona rushed right out to tell Kacper the good news that she's finally
legal. The first date went well...
And somewhere in here, Valerie went with the Reaper after painting
about a thousand masterpieces and raising four kids. No platinum
for her, but she had a good life.
And here is Kacper Hamilton, post-makeover. And he cooks!
Hands off, ladies, he's mine!
Ashley chats up Calvin Scott, the father of Trixie Brokaw's Baby
#3. This doesn't really bother Ashley, until...
Ashley asks Calvin what he wants, and he announces to the world (well,
to the Crypt O' Night Club) his desire to marry Trixie. This
tends to put a damper on a date, and things went downhill from here.