2.38 – The Devines Throw A House Party

Callum decided that it would be fun to throw a house party, but no one was prepared for it. However, they all did manage to have a nice time and take lots of photos which was preserved in the Devine Photo Album below;

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JR 1.3 – The Search For Snapdragon

When I returned back to the lot, everyone was still wide awake and full of energy! I suspected someone dealt around some Zzz potion while I was gone, so everyone would stay awake during the night. I was busy cleaning the counter tops over in the kitchen area while I saw Amelia and Free-Jon over by the bed with homework and a book.

“I read the end of The Pruett Legacy, how about you Free-Jon?” Amelia smiled as she opened the book to a random page, Free-Jon looked over to Amelia and then looked up to the sky.

"Did I finish it? Jumping Freezer Bunnies, I think I need to catch up!"

“Did I finish it? Jumping Freezer Bunnies, I think I need to catch up!”

“Don’t worry Free, I won’t spoil it for you. But, things end in their own special way…” Amelia lingered the last syllable on and smiled as Free-Jon couldn’t contain his excitement for reading the end of the legacy.

Meanwhile, I decided to make a late night snack for everyone who was still awake. Fried fish that me and Mina caught just a couple of hours before. Everyone seemed to love the smell as I placed the fish on the dining table for everyone to eat, and they came straight to the dining table to eat. And, that’s where everyone began their discussions with each other.

Rory began to talk to Olive about her day, “I had to chase down this one guy today, since he didn’t want the citation that I wrote him. Oh my plum, it took quite a lot out of me!”

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“I’m glad you’re okay though, we don’t need a gravestone on this lot right when we’ve started!” Olive replied while I turned to face Free-Jon as he sat down next to Mina and began to speak to her about her alien heritage.

“So, Aliens come from Sixam?” Free-Jon asked Mina, who nodded her head.

“Yeah, most of the aliens you see are either born on this planet from Alien parents or born on Sixam and they teleport or fly here!” Mina explained while Free-Jon looked up to the sky, and then back at Mina once more.

"We should build a rocket, and then fly to Sixam!"

“We should build a rocket, and then fly to Sixam!”

“That seems like a great idea Free! Let’s wait until we get a bit more money before we start though. Maybe Aya can help us since she’s working as an Astronaut!” Mina elaborated on the subject, and Free-Jon grew even more excited at the fact that he had his own personal goal set for him. He wanted to explore everything and have grand adventures over the entire universe.

Speaking of Aya, she started speaking to me about a time in work where she caught two people woohooing in a bush! You can probably tell by the way I’m looking at Aya that I’d want her to stop speaking right away since Amelia was right next to her, although, she did bleep out most of the bad stuff.

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“You could see the hearts coming out of the bush and everything!”

The sink broke when I tried to wash the dishes, so I had to fix it. CathyTea did offer but I wanted to raise my handiness skill.

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Meanwhile, it was reaching up for 4am when I finally decided what I needed to do. To raise money for our clubhouse, I think that growing dragonfruits might bring us an amazing source of income once we evolve them to a high enough level of perfection. it seems to have worked in other places before, so I thought we’d give it a shot too.

We all also want to write novels and publish them too, so that’ll be fun to do! A writing room might be the first thing I want to add to our club house once we’ve got somewhere.

Before I could start growing Dragonfruits, I needed to find a snapdragon which wasn’t anywhere around our general vicinity. So, I recruited a specialist to help me find this illusive plant!

“Free-Jon!” I shouted over to him, and he looked over to me, “Want to go on an adventure?”

"Gee whiz! Let's go, Joel!"

“Gee whiz! Let’s go, Joel!”

After Free-Jon got changed, we left on our adventure to Willow Creek near the BFF household. Free said that there’s a snapdragon flower located near here and we might be able to harvest it if we’re lucky.

"Let's go find it Free-Jon!"

“Let’s go find it Free-Jon!”

However, our efforts were in vain as we soon discovered that the plant had no harvestables ready for us yet. It was still just growing up to an adult plant.

“Oh no, we’re too early!” Free-Jon sighed as he looked down to the plant. I admit, I was a bit disappointed myself, but that didn’t put down my spirits. I stared down to the plant and smiled, this was a young plant waiting to blossom into something amazing. Once it blossoms, we’ll be ready for it!

"You grow little plant!"

“You grow little plant!”

 

"Let's not lose hope, let's look for another plant!"

“Let’s not lose hope, let’s look for another plant!”

We continued to look for more snapdragon flowers, however the more we searched, the more we failed to find any that were ready to harvest. So, me and Free returned home with nothing but Free did hug me before we fully returned back to base.

“I had such a fun time, thanks Joel!” Free-Jon smiled before he ran to join Amelia who was eating breakfast. The sun was just rising over the horizon while I began to read the Skill Book that Cathy Tea gave me. It was full of amazing tips such as how to present characters better and how to write with more confidence . It really helped myself become better at writing!

"This is so awesome CT! Thank you!"

“This is so awesome CT! Thank you!”

Then, I realised that it was time for me to put myself behind the scenes and let someone else write their perspective while I make myself better at writing and charisma. I knew just the person I wanted to ask, and after I sat down with them, I got to business straight away!

“Hey, would you mind writing in our club journal for the next couple of days? I want everyone to at least have a turn in writing their perspectives and I think you’d be great to go next.” I said to them as shock rose upon their face, they were a little scared but also really excited about writing in the journal for the first time.

"Do you think that I'll be able to do a good job?"

“Do you think that I’ll be able to do a good job?”

“Think? Rory, I know you’ll be able to do a good job. It’s in your coding!” I assured Rory as she began to think of the many things she could write in the journal.

“I could write about that, ooh and that AND ALSO YES! That sounds freaking awesome!” Rory thought out loud as I only began to imagine the ideas that were in her head.

“See, I knew you could do it! Just be yourself and you’ll do well.” I smiled as I looked up to the sky and thought about all of the things I could get done while I was behind the scenes.

"Hello? Why're you staring into the sky?"

“Hello? Why’re you staring into the sky?”

So, goodbye for now! I’ll write in this journal sometime soon!

"Why didn't I get the next perspective?"

“Why didn’t I get the next perspective?”

2.23 – Real Men

"We hope you had a fun time, Nathan!"

“We hope you had a fun time, Nathan!”

As Nathan was beamed back down onto the ground, he slowly remembered everything that happened while he was on the ship and laughed. Some of Marisa’s family who accepted her as a human came to visit and wanted to get to know her husband. As a result, they beamed him up onto their ship and spent the night plating games, drinking and getting to know him.

“I had a wonderful time, thanks!” Nathan smiled before his feet touched the ground and the beam slowly faded as the spaceship flew away. Nathan smiled up at the sky before looking at Fang.

"Now I know why my wife is so nice."

“Now I see Fang, now I know why my wife is so nice.”

 Nathan then turned around and walked inside of the house where he began to cook Frank and Beans for Breakfast. After June told him that she was pregnant, he thought a breakfast full of fibre and protein would suit her cravings for her child. Nathan also found it unfortunate that there wasn’t a doctor in the family, otherwise they would’ve been able to tell the gender of the baby.

After the food was cooked, Callum, Veronica and June sat in the dining room eating the breakfast. Callum and Veronica did notice that June kept going back for multiple bowls and they were intrigued as to why she had such a big appetite today.

"You've gotta save some for Maven too, y'know?!"

“You’ve gotta save some for Maven too, y’know?!”

“I’m sorry. I just feel really hungry. I’m so sorry!” June sighed and began crying, but Veronica quickly put her arm around June which made her smile.

“Callum, you should eat your breakfast in the kitchen. I want to have girl talk with June.” Veronica stared at Callum, who shrugged his shoulders. Then he realised the last time he was in a girl talk, he heard things he didn’t ever want to hear, so he picked up his bowl and left the room straight away. Veronica turned to June and smiled.

“Moodswings, enormous appetite, little bit of sickness breath… are you?” Veronica gasped, as she quickly put the pieces together and realised what was going on.

"Surprise!"

“Surprise!”

“Oh my plum! Congratulations. I can’t wait to see my little nephew. Hopefully I can bake something in my oven soon as well!” Veronica said loud enough for Callum to hear, who almost choked on his Frank & Beans upon hearing that.

“Sh… you probably will soon. Just wait for him to think it’s his own idea before you do so.” June winked and Veronica scratched her head.

“How?” Veronica asked but June shrugged her shoulders. Veronica guessed it would be something she would have to figure out on her own. “But, I’m going to be your midwife of sorts!”

“Totally, I wouldn’t have it any other way.” June smiled, she was glad that she had Veronica in the house. It was like having a sister and a best friend rolled up into one convenient package.

"Oh, it's their birthday today isn't it?"

“Oh, it’s their birthday today isn’t it?”

“The boys? Yeah, they’re becoming fully grown adults today. Dad calls this stage the Real Men stage since it’s the time that they’re going to have to fully mature and do whatever they want now while they still can.” June took a large spoonful of Frank & Beans and shoved it into her mouth.

Veronica stood up, said bye to June, washed her bowl and ventured upstairs into her bedroom where she found Callum dressed. “Happy Birthday, my handsome man.”

“Can the birthday boy get something a little more… intimate?” Callum winked as he grabbed Veronica and pulled her into a kiss.

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Wesley was practising his fishing skill while trying to catch some fish for the fishing collection.

Hopefully I can do it this generation.

Hopefully I can do it this generation.

Our hopefully-soon Party Animal, Callum used his phone and rung up friends of his and Maven’s to have over for an awesome party. As always, Nathan wanted to bake the cake but Marisa felt that she wanted to enjoy her sons’ birthday party without having to play music all the time so she decided to just use the stereo as a form of musical entertainment.

“Hey bro, happy birthday!” Maven congratulated Callum, who smiled and nodded his head over to him.

“Happy birthday to you too, let’s make this a good one!” Callum giggled as Maven began to dance.

"This music is quite good!"

“This music is quite good!”

“Thanks, I helped Mom pick it out.” Callum replied as he looked over to the photo wall. Most of their memories were displayed across the wall, and he couldn’t help but shed a tear when he saw the picture of him as a teenager, taking a picture with Nathan.

“It’s going to be okay, you know. We may be growing older and older, but we’ll have amazing memories that’ll live through various generations.” Maven tried to comfort Callum, who wiped away the tears in his eyes and looked to Maven.

“Oh, like all of the times you wet yourself?” Callum winked and Maven grew red in the face.

“SH!” The twins began laughing hysterically.

"We're a bag full of laughter!"

“We’re a bag full of laughter!”

“I’ll agree with you on that one.” Maven smiled as he heard a knock on the door. All of the party guests came flooding into the house and made their way to the very small dance floor near the kitchen area. Wesley even dressed in his green suit once again, which made June remind herself to try and change Wesley’s party outfit ASAP.

Moira Fyres however, really loved the dance floor and did not pass up the opportunity to show off her dance moves on the dance floor. Everyone stood in awe as Moira danced.

Go on Moira!

Go on Moira!

It then became time for the boys to say goodbye to Young Adulthood and enter the world of the back-hurting Adults.

"Ooh! Candles! Blow!"

“Ooh! Candles! Blow!”

As Callum blew out the candles, he wished that Veronica’s desperate wish would be fulfilled soon.

"Yes! I have power over these candles!"

“Yes! I have power over these candles!”

Maven wished that he’d have total happiness enter his life soon, he was bored with his current routine so he hoped that something would come and shake it up a bit.

Sparkle time!

Sparkle time!

However, the night was not over as Savannah wanted to have a bit of a talk with Maven. Where they last left off, they had both danced together and they had gotten together. However, Savannah hadn’t called Maven after that and Maven had called Savannah lots, but there was no reply. So, when she turned up there was clearly something that needed to be said.

“I know, you’re mad at me. But… I have something to tell you and I’m not sure how you’re going to take it.” Savannah sighed as Maven rested his face into his hands.

"You're going to dump me, right?"

“You’re going to dump me, right?”

“No! But, I’m not sure if you’re going to want to stay with me, or even marry me after you hear this.” Savannah whispered, being careful not to wake up Wesley who went to bed after the party ended. Savannah and Maven sat down together, and Savannah slowly breathed as she faced Maven and smiled.

“What’s up?” Maven asked, putting on a smile and at that point Savannah looked down.

“Well. The doctor gave me a regular check up, where they found something wrong. They aren’t sure what it is exactly but, they said it would be hard for me to…” Savannah stopped, while thinking about all of the little children of Maven and her’s slowly disappearing, it made her a little upset. “It would be hard for me to get pregnant.”

"So, what?"

“So, what?”

“What do you mean? Don’t you know what this means?” Savannah clarified with Maven, who nodded his head.

“Yeah, I do. They only said it would be hard right? They didn’t say 100% impossible, which means that you can still get pregnant. Plus, I’m quite a strong man so I’m sure you’ll get pregnant as long as we keep trying. If that doesn’t work, we can always adopt. Savannah, I don’t love you because you’re what I need to make children, you’re a beautiful, confident and loving woman who makes me feel like I’m a teenager again. I don’t want to be separated from you, ever.” Maven smiled, and Savannah laughed a little before hitting Maven’s shoulder.

“You watch too many romance films!” Savannah wiped a small tear off her face, while she stared right into Maven’s eyes.

"We can overcome any hurdle Savannah, trust me."

“We can overcome any hurdle Savannah, trust me.”

June meanwhile, was warming herself up by the fireplace and taking in all of the warmth that the fire provided. She was grateful for everything that her parents gave to her, her siblings and soon to be her child and she hoped that she’d be able to repay the favour to them one day.

However, a large gust of wind blew in and took the fire along with it, and June was sat there in the cold, with her arms out to the fire that was no longer there.

“Oh well, I can just replace the wood and light it later.” June smiled, and the charred wood slowly turned to ash.

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JR 1.2 – Preparations for Fun

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Everyone was fast asleep, including myself. I was busy thinking about the new skill furniture I was going to buy in the morning, and I was excited to see what jobs some people were going to take up. CT told me that if I bought a woodworking table, she’d be able to make us some garden planters which should save us some money instead of buying them!

Everything surrounding this adventure just got me really excited, and although the objectives were not set in stone yet, I think our main objective was to have fun and explore everything together. Just dreaming about it made me think about how much fun we were going to have.

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We all woke up pretty early the next day, and CT quickly got to making the planter boxes after I bought a woodworking table, along with a few other things. We managed to place them near our little living area and CT and Aya immediately went over to plant stuff and tend the garden!

“We should try and get some dragonfruits, and some cowplants.” Aya suggested, as she planted some chrysanthemums while CT planted some Parsley, looked over to Aya and smiled.

“I agree! These plants need tender love and care, and I think we have the power to give them that. Don’t you think so, Aya?” CT smiled as she patted the soil and looked up at Aya.

“Yeah, I think so too!” Aya smiled as she looked out towards the distance, eyeing an Apple tree. “You’re mine.”

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They managed to water the plants and I even some sprout out! Amelia had asked me for help on her homework. By the way, why does the school give homework before they’ve even started their first day? It’s a little weird, don’t you think? Anyway, it was Simlish homework and Amelia had to write a story about a time that she did something out of the ordinary.

“What can I write?” Amelia asked me, while holding her pen to the paper.

“Hm…” I thought, until an idea hit me and I looked to Amelia, “You went on a bear hunt, didn’t you?”

“Yeah!” Amelia smiled as she quickly put her pen to paper and wrote out her story about the time she went on a bear hunt, back at the Summer Camp. And after, she even read it out to me. “There was once a group of children who decided to go on a bear hunt. Even though they were a tad scared, they put their brave faces on to see if they could find a bear!”

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If she doesn’t get a high mark on that, I’m going to the school to complain! My legs weakened as I had been standing up for quite some time, so I sat down on the sofa and watched some tv while CT came over and joined me.

“Good morning, Joel! How’re you feeling?” CT asked me as I changed the channel.

“I’m feeling prepared! I’m going to start writing and reading again today, immerse myself back into the world of books.”

“Awesome. I’ve written you a skill book, if you want to read it.” CT passed me a skill book that she wrote in writing, and I was really touched. To spend her time to make something like this for me!

“Thank you so much CT, I’ll give it a read before bed tonight.” I smiled as I put it down next to me. “Breakfast?”

“Yes please. Can you make it this morning, since I’ll be making dinner tonight?”

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Okay!” I replied, and after breakfast, I noticed something. After I bought this bookcase…

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…everyone ran to it, and grabbed a book! What a bunch of bookworms we are, it’s like we were called to the bookcase! Seriously, look!

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I don’t even want to say about how many books were left around the house afterwards. After that, the time left for me to go to work and become a working man once more. It’ll time to say goodbye to my voice soon since someone else will be taking over the narration!

JR 1.1 – A Fresh Start

The objectives were clear, and the goal was set. After arriving at a 64×64 lot, there was something inside me which triggered so much excitement that I couldn’t wait to get started on the tasks what were at hand!

Everyone else was already waving to each other and catching up straight away, the first two I noticed being Cathy Tea and Aya Ikeda. I couldn’t wait to live with Cathy Tea again since the last time it happened was Summer Camp and I also couldn’t wait to get to know Aya Ikeda, since we haven’t even spoken before.

I looked up to the sky, presumably where the Maker (SummerFalls) was watching us. He wasn’t going to give us any starting cash, so we were unfortunately left with the money we had left, which was $22,000.

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“Joel!” I heard Rory call out to me, as she waved over at me and smiled.

“Rory! I’m so happy that you’re here.” I smiled as I looked at everyone else who was here. Amelia, Free-Jon, Olive and Mina were also here as well! Even though I’ve also never met Olive and Mina, I think we’d become fast friends straight away.

Everyone seemed to be in such a joyful mood as well, as the day settled and everyone began to get to know each other, as we’d be living with each other for quite a long time. We all came from different backgrounds and different stories, but we’ve all come together to form a club and make something extraordinary together.

Although we don’t have a club name yet, we’ve just put ‘Placeholder’ as our name. (If anyone has any suggestions, please send them through the intergalactic comments!) Also, because City Hall only lets us have six slots until our club becomes more popular, the adults agreed to take them up and let the kids join once we have more space. But, we’re all in this club together.

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There was even a welcoming committee to welcome us to Windenburg! We even decided to start our club gathering straight away, since being friendly to everyone was one of our good goals so we could easily become a more well known club this way.

Can I also mention how I love the crown above my plumbob? It makes me feel like royalty.

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Everything was also quickly moved into the lot as well as we got to talking with the local residents of Windenburg. We didn’t have enough money to build an actual house with a roof over our heads, so we had to settle for what we had enough for. Luckily, we did have enough for necessities but we hadn’t figured out yet what skills we’d like to pursue, so we saved at least $7000 for that.

Why don’t we cheat money in, you ask? Well, we’ve kind of been left to fend for ourselves. We have to make our own money and cater to our own needs, it’s something new for some of us. Although, I believe it’ll be quite a rewarding experience. Here’s our little living area, in it’s first phase!

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I was also given a brand new aspiration as well, ‘Leader of the Pack’. I guess it’s something that SummerFalls wants me to fulfil while we’re here and I guess it’s one of the objectives that I’ve got personally. Everyone was being very nice to one another as well,  Aya was getting to know Mina and I was having a conversation with Rory about what lunch she’d like this morning.

“So, I can’t cook very well. What would you like?” I say, as the lady before us begins speaking about various recipes she learnt while being a part of the ‘Uppercrusts’ club. Strange name, I never knew bread had upper crusts.

“BLT? I think everyone would like that, and if they don’t like bacon just make LLT.” Rory smiled and I shrugged my shoulders.

“LLT?” I asked.

“Lettuce, Lettuce, Tomato!” Rory laughed, and I couldn’t help but join in too. But, the woman from the Uppercrusts certainly wasn’t pleased. Oh well, she must not have a very good sense of humour!

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I even saw Amelia and Free-Jon talking! I have to admit, I was a bit scared of taking Amelia at first because I didn’t know how she was going to behave, but I’m pleased with how she’s behaving so far. Her and Free-Jon were talking about the various plans they had for their lives here. With their long ageing, they would be turning into teenagers within a matter of weeks and it slightly scared them both.

“You know, I think I’d be quite an adorable teenager.” Amelia wondered while Free-Jon was waving his fingers in mid air.

“By my calculations, the probability of us being adorable is at least 85.5683%, so yes! I think we’re going to be super adorable, Amelia!” Free-Jon replied, and the pair of them continued talking about their joint efforts in school, and Free-Jon even gave Amelia a fright when he talked about spiders. “I think we’re learning about spiders at school tomorrow!”

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“NO!” Amelia screamed, haha! It sucks to be her.

After the Welcoming Committee left, everyone gathered around the sofas to chat and watch some television. We all decided that we’d take this day just to get ourselves settled before we decide to work tomorrow and get to work on earning some money to build up our house.

Mina turned the television over to the cooking channel, where they were showing how to improve a regular BLT sandwich. Hey, how convenient! I was watching it, intrigued on how they changed it when I noticed, Free-Jon wasn’t around.

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Aya was sleeping, and everyone else was speaking about something, but where was Free-Jon? I promised that I would keep him safe, so I stood up and started to look around for him. After seeing his animal hat in the distance, I ran over to him, to only see him running away from me.

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It was quite weird, so I started to run after him as well, and it turned into a kind of game.

“I bet you can’t catch me!” Free-Jon laughed as I continued to run after him. I have to admit, he was quite a fast runner but I managed to catch up to him after a while.

“I caught you! Why were you running around in the first place?” I asked Free-Jon.

“I was circling the perimeter to see if there was any good collectibles for us to get, we have to start as soon as possible!” Free-Jon replied, but I shook my head.

“You know, I think we’re quite fine for today since we’re just getting settled. Why don’t you start tomorrow?”

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“Yeah, alright then. Let’s go back to the living area then!” Free-Jon suggested and the pair of us headed there right away.

I was notified immediately when we reunited with everyone that we had enough club points to buy our very first club perk! So, I bought one that gave us very high upstanding with everyone. I forget the name, but it allows us to have high relationships already with people we meet!

And, that also meant that milestone one of Leader of the Pack had been successfully completed!

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When I sat down on the sofa, Amelia started talking about me to everyone.

“OH! Did I tell you about the time that we were at Summer Camp, and Joel fell over and landed in–” 

“Amelia, please be quiet.” I smiled it off, and decided not to let the rage boil inside of me.

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When the time also came too, I got to work on my special BLTs, which required a lot of care, precision and attention to flavour.

“Cut the lettuce into thin slices, and then cut the tomatoes.” I muttered to myself as I cut the lettuce into thin slices, since my cooking skill was low, some slices did fail to get cut properly but I think the sandwiches will still taste good!

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After cutting the tomatoes and frying the bacon, I managed to complete the sandwiches in no time at all! I called everyone over, who took a plate and sat around the table as we began to eat. I couldn’t explain the feeling fully, but I felt that this was our first family meal together, and that we were truly becoming a family. I laughed, as I looked to everyone and smiled.

“So, how are the sandwiches?” I asked everyone and they nodded as they bit into their sandwiches.

“Mine is quite awesome, but it’s a little bit on the spicy side.” Rory smiled as she gave me quite the glance.

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Overall, I think we’re getting off to an amazing start, and I can’t wait for us to start our new life tomorrow! OH THIS IS HOT. WATER! WATER!

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