Chapter 3: The Hayes Family

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After doing her homework with her twin brother, Louie, Leah Hayes sits down in the living area of her family’s apartment in the Arts Quarter of San Myshuno to watch some television.

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“Mom!” Louie calls. “There’s a monster under my bed!”

“Calm down, sweetie,” Saoirse says and hugs her son. “I’ll go check in a bit.”

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First, she greets her husband, Connor, who just returned from work, with a kiss on the cheek. Connor is a painter and art has always been his biggest passion.

That and photography. Saoirse shares the same interests and works as a freelance photographer.

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“Allright, let’s see this monster!” Saoirse says.

“Hmm,” Louie thinks. “It must be hiding. I think it knew you’re coming!”

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“Maybe it left,” Saoirse says.

“No!” Louie cries. “It’s definitely still there! Please Mom, please spray it away!”

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“Allright, where are you, monster?” Saoirse asks with the spray bottle in hand. “There you are!”

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She sprays the monster. “Begone, vile creature!” she exclaims. “No monster shall enter this house, er apartment, ever again!”

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“Feels pretty awesome to have Superwoman as your mom,” Louie thinks.

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“What are you watching?” Saiorse asks Leah.

“Just a kids’ show,” Leah replies. “It’s pretty good, though.”

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Louie joins them. “Whew,” he says and holds his chest. “Almost missed the show!”

“Where’s he been?” Leah asks. “Still cared of the “monster” under his bed?”

“Yeah,” Saiorse replies. “I sprayed it back to Oblivion, though.”

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Leah claps her hands at the show she’s watching.

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“How many times do I have to tell you that monster is real?” Louie asks, annoyed at his sister. “Mom saw it. Tell her, Mom!”

Connor joins everyone and sits next to his wife.

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“Oh, I saw it allright!” Saiorse exclaims. “It had big, green tendrils and glowing red eyes! Scariest creature I ever did see!”

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“Why didn’t you ask me to spray the monster?” Connor asks.

“You weren’t here,” Louie replies. “Mom always is, though.”

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“But you’re still cool!” he exclaims. “As cool as a sidekick can be, that is!”

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Saiorse starts preparing dinner.

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Cooking is another activity she really enjoys. She decides to make Spaghetti Bolognaise.

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“Come one, come all!” Saiorse calls. “Dinner is served!”

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The family sits down at the dinner table. Louie, however, is missing in action.

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He decided to take a nap.

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“Where’s Louie?” Connor asks angrily.

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“In our room, sleeping,” Leah replies. “I don’t know what’s going through his mind these days!”

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“My neck is so stiff,” Saiorse complains and holds her neck.

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“You prepare a delicious meal, kill monsters and that’s the thanks you get!” Saiorse yells and slams the fridge after putting away the leftovers. Leah helps with the dishes to help tame her mother’s anger.

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“Thank you, Mom,” Leah says while washing the dishes. “It was lovely.”

She gets no reply, however.

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Saiorse decides to lie down. It’s been an exhausting day at work.

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Connor stays in his chair and watches television.

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“I need to have a talk with that boy,” Connor grumbles.

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Leah decides to join her father. They enjoy watching cartoons together.

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“You’re a milk-drinker!” Leah yells. “You hear me, Louie?!”

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“You look so pretty,” Louie says to Leah sarcastically. “Not at all gross, today.”

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“You bring everyone so much joy,” Leah replies. “When you leave the room.”

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Leah decides to take a nap this time.

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So does Connor.

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Cereal for dinner is the best,” Louie thinks as he eats a bowl of cereal while everyone’s asleep.

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Much better than spaghetti.”


Author’s Notes: Thank you for reading. This chapter featured the Hayes family by Simslover163, Watching them in-game was quite amusing. In reality, everyone was just tense from the thunderstorm, but I decided to be creative with the story. Hope you enjoyed.

Credits: 

Chapter 2: The Prince Family

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“I want to eat with Mommy,” Ali Prince tells his father.

“Okay, son,” his father replies. “Mommy is almost done cooking.”

“I want chips!” the toddler screams.

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Maximiliano Prince sits Ali down in his high chair and gives him the chips he demanded. He then leaves to grab his plate of mac and cheese, while his wife gobbles hers up.

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Ali becomes playful – a little too playful, and throws his bowl of chips right on the floor.

“Look, Mommy!” he calls. “My chips can fly!”

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Unfazed, Korinna Prince takes a few moments to smell her meal. “You first eat with your eyes,” she says. “Then with your nose…”

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“And finally with your mouth!” she exclaims while stuffing her mouth full of food. “Mmm…mmm…mmm…I love me some mac and cheese!”

Korinna stems from a long line of mermaid princesses. But when she met Max, he swept her off her fins and onto dry land. He’s a famous football player and Korinna left the sea to move in with him in his large mansion in Del Sol Valley. Now, they have three children and paparazzi following their every move.

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Hearing the commotion, Max returns and simply smiles as he lifts Ali out of his chair. “Oh, Ali,” he sighs.

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Just then, the other two children, teenage Raina, and her younger brother, Daquan, return from school.

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Max doesn’t feel like cleaning up right now, so he chooses to finish his meal instead. Raina is here anyway, so he can just leave it to her.

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“Now look what a mess you made!” Raina scolds her brother playfully. “Sit tight, Sissy will clean up and give you something else to eat.”

“I want fwoot loops!” Ali cries.

“Allright, allright,” Raina sighs and gets him some cereal.

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“So, how was school?” Korinna asks Daquan, as they play dolls in Ali’s room, which once belonged to Raina.

“It was okay,” Daquan replies. “But to be honest, I’m getting kinda tired of all the homework we’re getting lately.”

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Raina got an A for the school project she completed with some classmates recently, but her reward is chores, apparently. She couldn’t even tell anyone about it, because the first thing she had to do when she got home is clean up after her baby brother.

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“Cereal yummy!” Ali shouts. The high chair is still dirty, because Ali was adamant that he wanted his cereal right there and then.

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Luckily, Max didn’t leave everything to Raina and ran all over the house, picking up everyone’s dishes. Some ended up near the shark pond outside. “Must be Korinna or maybe Raina,” he thinks.

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Meanwhile, Ali falls asleep in the high chair – luckily not with his face inside his cereal.

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Korinna decides to take a dip in the pool. Being far away from the ocean, she needs all the time she can get in the water.

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She floats on her back…

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And falls asleep.

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Raina grabs a plate of mac and cheese from the fridge and sits down to eat. Max laughs at Ali sleeping in the chair, while Raina tries to hide the fact that she’s upset about no one paying much attention to her lately.

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Raina loves her siblings with her whole heart, but there are some days when she wishes she was an only child. Today is one of those days.

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Daquan can sense that there’s something wrong with his sister, but chooses to stay quiet until their father leaves.

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“Ready for bed, buddy?” Max asks Ali.

“Uh-uh,” Ali answers and shakes his head from left to right.

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Daquan hugs Raina when Max leaves with Ali. “I could tell you’re upset,” he says.

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Max decides to break away and feed the sharks. Ali’s been really difficult lately, much more than usual.

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The older kids do their homework together, while Raina talks about her feelings with Daquan. He’s a really sweet kid and always tries to cheer everyone up when they’re feeling down.

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Upstairs, Max is having a really hard time getting Ali to sleep.

“Go to bed, young man!” he orders.

“No!” Ali shouts.

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Max has had enough. “FOR PLUM’S SAKE, GO TO SLEEP RIGHT NOW!!!” he yells furiously.

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Ali soils his diaper. Max changes it reluctantly, while Ali laughs at the disgusted face his father pulls.

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“Did you also get something at school to celebrate Pride Day?” Raina asks Daquan and takes something out of her pocket. “I got this rainbow noise maker!”

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“I got this party horn!” Daquan replies and blows it. Raina smiles and finishes her homework.

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“Goodnight, my little monster,” Max says and kisses Ali goodnight.

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“What a day!” Max thinks to himself. He feels pretty proud of himself for finally getting Ali in bed.

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“Here’s some pixie dust for good luck,” Daquan says to Raina, who still hasn’t finished her homework, due to being distracted by her brother. “But you have to catch it or you’ll have bad luck for the rest of the year!”

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“I caught it!” Raina replies. “Thanks, little bro!”

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Raina realizes that her parents have been under a lot of stress lately, so she lets go of her anger and cleans the high chair.

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Max watches SuperKids: Cortex Catastrophe. He often watches that movie with the kids and became a fan himself. “It’s high time time for a family vacation,” he thinks.

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It’s already past his bedtime, so Daquan goes to bed. “Another boring school day tomorrow,” he thinks as he climbs in.

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Raina drinks a glass of water from the sink. It’s hard to stay hydrated when you’re a fish out of water.

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Max wanted to relax in the hot tub just before bed, but was too tired and drifted off.

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Raina also goes to bed, thankful for a brother like Daquan and regrets wishing she was an only child. “What a boring life I would’ve had if not for Daquan and Ali,” she thinks to herself.

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Korinna woke up from her slumber and is feeling frisky. While watching a romcom, she decides to surprise Max in the hot tub afterwards.


Author’s Notes:

Thank you for reading. This chapter featured the Prince family by pammiechick. Ali really was a handful and really stressed his parents out! I also had a bug in the beginning where Max and Korinna would talk endlessly and not do anything else, so I had to reset them – not sure why. I also think toddlers are bugged, because Ali kept wandering off and getting out of bed (though it might just be him being a fussy toddler). Hope you enjoyed.

Credits:

  • Prince Family by pammiechick
  • The Princes’ mansion was originally created by lilsimsie for the  SimsieSave, in which I’m playing. I only gave them a few extra kitchen appliances – it was perfect for them!

Chapter 1: The Matson Family

How to stay calm during a thunderstorm“, Mya Cornwell types into the search bar on her computer’s browser. She’s always been tense during thunderstorms and today’s thunderstorm has taken its toll on her.

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How to come up with a convincing excuse not to do my homework”, Mya’s son, Dylan Matson, types into the search bar on the computer upstairs. When Mya and her husband, Reid Matson, got married, she opted to keep her maiden surname. When their son was born, they decided to let him use his father’s last name, though.

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It’s been almost ten years since Mya and Reid travelled abroad. They were once famous world adventurers who went backpacking from Granite Falls to Isla Paradiso. Once Mya fell pregnant with their first child, however, they decided to settle down in Brindleton Bay and retire from their adventuring.

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“This is some useful info on archaeology,” Reid notes while reading a book on archaeology. “Makes me want to travel again.” Reid now works as a local fisherman, while Mya is a stay-at-home mom.

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“Time to feed Mia again!” Dylan remembers and fills the automatic pet feeder. The family recently adopted Mia, their dog, from a nearby pet shelter.

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Mia is petrified of the thunderstorm, but naps peacefully on the front porch bench. The flowers are a calming presence.

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Reid reads his book, while Dylan completes his homework, both in total silence.

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“Hello, my dear,” Reid greets and kisses Mya on the cheek. “How are you holding up?”

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“I’m fine,” she answers.

“We all know that when a woman says that, she means she exact opposite. Now, tell me what’s bugging you.”

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“It’s that awful storm outside. You know I can’t stand it.”

“And eating chips calms you down a bit,” Reid replies.

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“These chips smell like heaven,” Mya says and holds the bowl closer to her nose.

“I have an idea!” Reid shouts and heads to the dining room.

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“Hey, bud!” Reid greets his son. “Need help with your homework?”

“Nah, I’m nearly finished,” Dylan replies. “But thanks, anyway.”

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“What if I told you you didn’t have to do homework for a whole week?” Reid asks.

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“No school?” Dylan asks.

“Nope,” Reid answers.

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“I’m in!” Dylan shouts.

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Back in the kitchen, Mya’s getting more anxious every second.

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Reid decided to make himself a salad. Quick and easy.

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Or so he thought. He accidentally cut his finger, but there’s no blood. “Plummit!” he shouts.

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The pain stops and he finishes making his salad. “I told you to be more careful in the kitchen,” Mya says. “We both know you’re no master chef.”

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She leaves to fetch Dylan’s bowl from the dining room and takes it to the dishwasher. “I’m so sick of having to clean up after everyone,” she mumbles angrily.

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“It feels like my head’s going to explode!” Mya yells and presses on her head to ease the tension.

“Come sit a while, dear,” Reid tells her.

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“So what happened while I was at work?” Reid enquires.

“Not much,” Mya replies.

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“Except when Mia tried to comfort me,” Mya remembers, with a sudden smile on her face. “She knows I’m scared of thunderstorms. Just one of the many things we have in common!”

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“She’s so sweet, isn’t she?” Reid smiles.

“The sweetest!” Mya laughs.

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“Not to blow my own horn, but your husband’s pretty sweet as well,” Reid says confidently.

“What do you mean?” Mya asks.

“I was thinking we should go back to Selvadorada,” Reid replies. “Dylan is older now and I think we could all use a break…”

“Are you insane?!” Mya shouts angrily. “We haven’t been there in ages and now you want to risk everyone’s lives!”

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She storms off and goes to bed. “What in Watcher’s name is he thinking?!” she thinks to herself as she climbs in.

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Mia decides to head inside and whine in front of the door.

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“Goodnight, bud,” Reid says and kisses his son’s head as he tucks him in. “Get ready for the adventure of your life!”

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He then takes out his phone to make a call. “Hello, this is Reid Matson,” he greets. “Yes, the Reid Matson. I’d like to book a seven day trip to Selvadorada.”


Author’s Notes: Thank you for reading. I was inspired to start this story after seeing the new(ish) Tiny Twavellers CC Pack. This story will basically revolve around seven different families (with young children), who all like to travel and explore the world. This chapter featured friendsfan367‘s submitted family, the Matsons. 

A different family will be featured in every chapter. I’m excited to see how different each family’s adventures will be and how they’ll interact with each other. I hope you enjoyed.

Credits:

  • The Matson family by friendsfan367
  • The Matsons’ home was originally created by lilsimsie for the  SimsieSave, in which I’m playing. I slightly modified it to suit my liking, particularly Dylan’s room.
  • The Tiny Twavellers CC pack by Harrie and Felixandre. A lot of the pack’s items can be seen in Dylan’s bedroom.