Roman Bonacorrd is 29; Remus Bonacorrd is 32; Kyla Bonacorrd is 32; Helen Green is 34; Leo Deppiesse is 25; Dee Ottomas is 31; Samantha Bradshaw is 25; AJ Pitts is 35
Warning: Long! :) I really should have split it in two, but I couldn't find a natural place for the break. R/L stuff means I might not post another update for a week, so you could always read it in bits :)
“Excuse me, ” he asked, “but I’ve been trying to work out, do I know you from somewhere?”
Helen Green slammed her front door behind her. It was not going to be a good day, she she thought, as she walked out to the mailbox. No, forget that. She didn't walk anymore, she waddled. Her shower was broken, her clothes didn't fit, and she was waddling like a duck. Whoever said that pregnant women glowed was clearly out of their mind.
"Damn you, Roman," she muttered, for about the hundredth time that morning. Damn him for getting her pregnant in the first place, and damn him for thinking he could just drift in and out of this as he pleased, and she'd be ok with that.
It was bad enough that he'd completely missed her appointment at the clinic, charging into the waiting room as she was leaving,
Ok, so maybe the situation wasn’t completely his fault. Maybe, in all honesty, she was as angry at herself as she was at him. It takes two to get pregnant, after all. But why did the father have to be someone with the sense of responsibility of a four year old? And why, after all that, had it taken him almost a week to even call her? Helen knew that, realistically, she couldn't hide from him forever... but Samantha had made it clear to him this morning that she wasn't ready to talk to him, and she probably wouldn't be for some time.
“I doubt it,” she snapped as she waddled back into the house. “And I’d expect that if the the hired help are going to hit on me, they’d come up with something a little more original than that!” she yelled back as she slammed her door.
Not a good day at all.
“I’m so dead,” Roman groaned, flopping down at the kitchen table.
“What do you mean?”
“Helen’s still furious with me,” he said. “It's been almost a week, she’s still furious with me and she has six brothers. I’m so dead.”
"Have you contacted her at all during the week?" Dee asked.
Roman shook his head. "I was waiting for her to get over it a bit."
“What makes you think its a she?” Helen said, trying to shake the frightening thought of Roman screening her love life.
Kyla sat down at the desk opposite AJ. She'd been surprised and pleased to have him as Remus's doctor. With fathers who were both cousins and close friends, they'd grown up together, but they'd barely seen each other since college.AJ turned on the computer in front of him and clicked at a few keys. "Your husband's tests came back clear," he said, checking again from the screen. "As far as we can tell, it was just a really bad case of food poisoning. He's going to have to take it easy for a while to get over it completely, but there's no reason he can't go home tomorrow."
"That's great!" said Kyla excitedly. Then she thought for a moment. "But... " she started tentatively.
"If it was food poisening, then why didn't I get it at the same time? We must have both eaten the same thing. How come I got sick days after him?"
"That's something else I need to talk to you about," AJ said, clicking at the computer again. "It seems that your symptoms were completely unrelated to what Remus had."
The night Remus had come into the hospital, when Kyla told him she was experiencing some of the same symptoms, AJ had arranged for her to have blood tests too. He turned the computer around to show her the results. "Bottom of the page," he said, pointing to a line of print.
Kyla's jaw dropped. "Is this for real?!"
AJ nodded. "Uh-huh. It's for real. You're pregnant."
I found out about Kyla's pregnancy in much the way it happened in the story - at first when she did the nausea thing I thought she had the same thing as Remus and I just missed the message... but then she vomited and the pacifier and question mark came up.
I've worked out why I'm having this baby boom - these are the households I played around the time I was experimenting with moving my game between my laptop and my overhauled desktop, and at some stage I did something that reset all the ACR settings, including taking everyone off BC. I eventually realised but these are the ones that happened before I fixed it, and I'm only just discovering the pregnancies now.
I'm not too worried about it in Kyla's case... she and Remus have both rolled wants for another baby off and on over the last few sim-years, they're reasonably well-off and, unlike her brother, they seem to be managing fine with all their kids (and the twins will be children, too, before the new one comes)... at least, usually they manage, when both of them are there.
With Remus in hospital, after finally moving him out, I had to almost immediately move Roman back in because Kyla (unsurprisingly!) couldn't cope with three toddlers, alone and with pregnancy-related needs drops every five minutes... Helpful as ever, the first want Roman rolled was to have a party!
In game, Helen met Leo the gardener at her father's house... they had one conversation and a bit of flirting, and I think by the time she went home, she wanted to marry him... lol... she'll have to slow down a bit because I've made him playable and, so far, all he wants is a date :)