Proud of Darkness, Chapter 1

Looking at my empty lot I knew that I needed to do something immediately.  Raven and I needed shelter, food, and money fast.  Money was my priority.  With cash we could buy what we needed.  I am planning on getting a job at the science center, but my needs are more immediate.  I knew there was someone that could help me today.  Whether he would help, that I wouldn’t know until I asked.

The door opened when I knocked so I entered and followed the sounds.  He ignored me and continued to play.  I have never enjoyed the sounds of the pipe organ.  It is too screechy.  I much prefer the regular piano, not that I can play either.  Eventually he stops playing and he gives me his full attention.  I had heard many things about him, I don’t know if they are true, but he gave me this overwhelming feeling of death.  It is so hard to describe.  It just made my skin crawl.  But I need him, his money, and his help.  For now.

We talked for some time and I shared with him my plans.  Despite my initial feelings of unease, we seemed to connect and the next thing I know, we are back at my place and he is moving in with me.  I don’t know why since I don’t, well didn’t, even have a house. But he sold his house and spent his money to buy me a house we could live in for now.  It will do, but it isn’t anything like the mansion I am going to have one day.  It is so bright and sunny here in Oasis Springs, I can’t believe he would want to move here from Forgotten Hollow, but he said he was tired of never seeing the sun and he wanted to find a way to walk in the sunlight again.  Whatever that means.  At least Raven and I have money, shelter, and food.

Learning to live with Vlad is a challenge.  We will talk and it seems like he is into me.  He asks all of these questions and really seems to be interested in my ideas.  He never wants to talk about himself, and neither do I, to be honest.  I really enjoy having someone listen to me.  No one has ever cared about what I had to say before.  I like having someone who wants to listen to me and believes in me.

I even told him some of my ideas for inventions that I am planning on developing as a scientist.  I showed him some of my designs.  I know he was surprised to see that I already have prototypes of several of the inventions.  But I am a genius and I have been working on these ideas for years.  Of course I have prototypes.  Just wait until I start work at the science lab on Tuesday.  Then, I will show everyone what I can do.

But what I don’t understand is why he pushes me away.  Sometimes it seems like he likes me as more than a friend but then we start to get close and he suddenly pushes me away.  Not just figuratively either, but literally.  He actually shoves me away like he can’t let me get physically close to him for some reason.

Afterwards, he never explains either.  He just changes the subject and we continue talking like nothing happened.  I asked him once if he had a contagious disease and he got mad at me.  I guess he didn’t like being accused of having a sexually transmitted disease.  As long as I don’t press the matter, things between us continue like normal.  It just feels really weird to be living with a man I barely know, who may like me but probably doesn’t like me.  At the same time, I have his money and he doesn’t care how I spend it, so I’m not complaining.  Well, not much.

I really don’t know what just happened.  I woke up early to pee, and walked out on the balcony and saw Vlad out in the street with another woman!  I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Here he has been pushing me away, literally, and he is all over this other woman.  I mean it isn’t like we are lovers or anything, but he should be honest with me at least.  If he has a girl friend, he should just tell me straight up and not keep her a secret.  I won’t be made a fool!

Well, of course I confronted Vlad immediately.  He assured me that it wasn’t like that, that I could not see clearly because it was too dark.  And then, he looks at me and my knees got weak and I felt like I couldn’t stand.  I couldn’t think straight.  Of course, Vlad was right.  I just misunderstood what I saw.  Vlad loves me, and only me.  I know this now.  I think I have always known it.  From the first moment we met, I knew we were meant to be together.

Vlad loves me.  How could I have doubted him, doubted his love for me?  Vlad says we will get married this weekend.  I can’t wait, can’t wait to marry my one true love. ❤

Add:  Supernatural Dynasty: Have one of each life state, but no Sim can count for more than one – this must be in the bloodline

Drop:  Monster Idiots: Can only control the founder and the current heir throughout the challenge

Scoring: 35

Founder’s Traits: +10

  • Evil +5, Jealous +5, Genius 0

Left With Nothing: +25

  • 50×50 lot (bulldozed Affluista Mansion), reduced funds to §0


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I have been playing Sims since August 2005; a member, then a moderator, and now an admin of since October 2006. My sister is the one that hooked me on Sims in the beginning. She had all of the original Sims games and one week while I was on vacation I took her games and started playing. That was the beginning of my obsession. I played Sims 1 for about a month and then decided to buy Sims 2. When Sims 3 was released I made the move and have never looked back. Now I am all in on Sims 4 and still loving it.

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