January 06: Life and Death (Pt. 1)

After an eventful 05, January 06 was quite slow paced. Not a lot happened. The things that did happen though, were rather lifechanging for some Honeycomb residents. For them, January 06 was either all about life or all about …

The passing

In the very first hours of 06, while outside the fireworks were still lighting up the sky, lovely grandmother Phyllis felt it was time to leave this world…
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When Thomas came down to check on his mother, like he did most nights, he soon realised she had passed… Lauren immediately realised something was wrong and rushed down to console her husband.2

Once the initial shock wore off, Thomas knew he had to inform his sister, she’d want to know.3

Olivia had just gone to bed that New Years Eve and was able to answer her phone quickly. Will was already sound asleep.4“Hey Livvy, it’s Thom… Listen.. umm.. I’m afraid mum has… umm… left us…”

Olivia, feeling distraught, couldn’t contain her emotions and burst out in tears, waking her husband.5Will immediately embraced his wife.
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“Will… It’s mum… She… she… she di…”7“Oh honey, I’m so sorry… At least she’s at peace now, right?”

Olivia knew he was right…

The baby

Despite 06 starting off on such a sad note for the Adams en Richardson family, elsewhere the year was about to begin much happier.
A few days into the new year, Morgan woke up feeling “different”. She immediately knew what this meant; her baby was coming!

Knowing births can take a while, Morgan first made herself some waffles.8

After she had finished her breakfast, she gave the dads-to-be a call to inform them of her current status.9

“The baby is coming?!” David uttered on the other end. “We’ll be right over!”
“Don’t rush, it could still be hou…” Morgan didn’t even get to finish her sentence, because David had already hung up.

And indeed, Morgan just barely had enough time to get dressed and there they were.
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“Are you okay? Are you in pain? Should we go to the hospital?!”
– “Relax! I’m fine! Contractions are only mild so far, this could really still be quite a while.. Have a seat…”

11“It’s really not like in the movies, guys, I don’t have to rush to the hospital straight away. I’d rather just sit on my exercise ball for a while. Apparently that helps.”

And so she did.
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But a few hours later, contractions suddenly got a lot more painful…13

Causing Bradley and David great distress…14

Clearly, the time to go to the hospital had now come.15

Four hours after arriving at the hospital, little Jonah was born. Named after Morgan’s great love, Jonas. Even though the dads were still quite in shock from the whole ordeal they had just witnessed, little Jonah had three, very happy parents!16

Morgan, Bradley and David had already agreed Jonah would spend his first months living solely at Morgan’s house with his dads paying him frequent visits.
Since the birth had been rather uncomplicated, Morgan was soon able to take her son home. Her dream had finally come true.
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A week later, Susie and Louise came to visit and Jonah got to meet “his future bride”, or so mums Morgan and Susie joked. 18

From pregnant friends to mum friends…
19“We did it, Suse…”
“We sure did…”

The funeral

While Morgan was busy adjusting to new life as a mum, the Adams and Richardson families were gathering to say goodbye to their mother and grandmother.

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Thomas and Olivia were still quite upset…21

But for the rest of the family, it was a chance to catch up again.22“So Finnegan, I hear you have a new girl?” Lucas said to his cousin.
“I do! Her name is Jada, she’ll join us later.”

After a ceremony in the church, Phyllis was buried at the cementery. 23

Remembering their mother and grandmother moved the family more than they had thought.24

Once everyone had said their goodbyes, the family went back to the Adams’ house.
Lucas played with the chicks for a bit. 25

Eva consoled her father-in-law…26
Lauren had made a delicious pumpkin pie which the youngsters of family especially enjoyed. Including Jada, who had come to support her boyfriend.27
After the pie, Lucas spoke to Finn.28“Wow man, you sure did well, Jada is hot!”
“Bit too young for you though!”

Meanwhile, Eva and Jasper had gone for a walk through the house. After all, it had always the plan they’d get the house after Phyllis would have passed. And while she didn’t say it out loud (and hated herself for even thinking it), Eva felt the timing had been sort of just right, as they were about to get married in May…29

Eva and Jasper had always loved this house and had discussed what they’d do with it several times before. They agreed they wanted to keep the original details and feel of the place, but would still make some small changes…30“We need lots of light, Jas! So light walls and …” 
Eva rambled on for quite a while…

More excitement for Eva in…
part 2

The Stewart family

Stewart fam

Bradley Stewart is the boy who has always been “one of the girls”. He has a great bond with his older sister Erin and has been best friends with Lexie and Naomi since he was little. He knew he liked David the moment he met him and kept trying to think of excuses to meet with him more often. Bradley is crazy about his dog, Voice, and is often found walking him around town.

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: January 1973
  • Traits: Good, brave, charismatic, hopeless romantic, friendly
  • Job: Soldier
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Father: Mr. Stewart
  • Mother: Mrs. Stewart
  • Siblings: Erin
  • Children: –
  • Other family: Julian (nephew)
  • Best friend(s): Naomi, Lexie
  • Romance history: Bradley always knew he liked boys the way the other guys in his class liked girls. But there wasn’t exactly a big pool of boys to choose from in Honeycomb Valley. Bradley met David when he went to city hall to get a new passport at 25. David was young and just started working there.

David Stewart-Barker moved to Honeycomb Valley when he was 22. His big dream is to be a professional author, but that’s a tough road to travel. Since the bills need to be paid, he works as a counter clerk at city hall. He does this side to side with the ever charming Carmen Abbott who he doesn’t really get along with. Like his husband, David also adores their dog Voice.

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: October 1976
  • Traits: Nurturing, artistic, bookworm, perfectionist, natural cook
  • Job: Counter clerk at city hall
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Father: Mr. Barker
  • Mother: Mrs. Barker
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: –
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: When David was younger, he had a girlfriend, but it never really felt right. When he was 22 he came to Honeycomb Valley and met Bradley at his counter. Bradley was one of his first customers and David didn’t really know what to do yet. His co-worker Carmen had to help him out, and afterwards Bradley and David had a laugh together about her being quite the character. It proved to be a real icebreaker and in the days that followed Bradley came back to see David quite a few times.

Stories
In bold where (one of the sims in) this family has a main part.
May 02: Kyle and Erin’s wedding
January 04: A Winterwedding
April 05: Spring Surprises
May 05: Changes
* October 05: Moving On
* January 06: Life and Death

Pets

Stewart, Voice - v

The Marshall family

Marshall fam

Kyle and Erin have known each other nearly all their lives. They’re both very into their looks and outward appearances. They’re rather nice too though.

Kyle Marshall is a firefighter. And boy, does he love his job. He’s pretty much always at the firestation. Even when it’s not his workday. He loves his wife and son very much too, although he’s still getting the hang of being a dad.

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: August 1969
  • Traits: Adventurous, brave, charismatic, hopeless romantic, athletic
  • Job: Firefighter
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Father: Mr. Marshall
  • Mother: Mrs. Marshall
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: Julian
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): Max
  • Romance history: Dated Erin since high school. On again, off again at first, but more steadily later on.

Erin Marshall-Stewart always wanted to have a job where she could “make people pretty”. So she became a stylist. She did a fashion design course as well, which eventual led her to have her own salon; Erin’s Elegance. Here she gives people make overs and fashion advice and she sells her own designs.

  • Age: Young adult
  • Born: September 1970
  • Traits: Hopeless romantic, easily impressed, charismatic, good, friendly
  • Job: Stylist
  • Zodiac: Virgo
  • Father: Mr. Stewart
  • Mother: Mrs. Stewart
  • Siblings: Bradley
  • Children: Julian
  • Other family: –
  • Best friend(s): Annabel
  • Romance history: Even though Kyle made her cry a lot as a teen with his constant break ups, she is now happy he finally settled down.

Julian Marshall is a cheeky toddler. He clearly inherited his parents’ charm!

  • Age: Toddler
  • Born: October 2002
  • Traits: Brave, friendly
  • Job: –
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Father: Kyle
  • Mother: Erin
  • Siblings: –
  • Children: –
  • Other family: Bradley (uncle)
  • Best friend(s): –
  • Romance history: –

Stories
In bold where (one of the sims in) this family has a main part.

* May 02: Kyle and Erin’s wedding
November 03: Autumn Happenings