Gordon Loadsworth

October 13, 2009

Name: Gordon Loadsworth

Gender: Male

Age: Adult

Traits: Couch Potato, Slob, Loser, Natural Cook, Clumsy

Goal: Reach the top of the sports career

Restrictions: Gordon may not select the “Workout at gym” option while at work

Difficulty: Easy

Bio: Eternal fan of at least 7 major sports, Gordon has more sports jerseys than he does regular clothing. This is partially because he likes sports so much, and partially because ‘normal clothing’ doesn’t come in his size. A lifetime of eating and watching sports on TV has taken a major toll on his body. Tired of being mocked for his lifestyle and look, Gordon has decided to turn over a new leaf and do the impossible. Rather than watch sports, he wants to be out on the field playing alongside them. Can Gordon do it?

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Finally, an Heir

October 13, 2009

Suzanna went to the hospital late one night and prepared for her 3rd child. She did not however, prepare for her 4th child. She came home with twin girls.

Meet Isabella and Christy Doyle.

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It didn’t take long for the girls to grow into toddlers. Even though Kevin had red hair and Suzanna had brown, Christy grew up with blonde hair. Her other three siblings have brown hair like their mother.

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Shortly after the girls became toddlers, Mark grew out of diapers and Alex grew into a teenager. The boys got their own room in the corner of the house and what little money they had that was going to go towards renovating the house instead went to buying two sets of everything for the twins and expanding the house so there was enough room for 6 people in the house. There wasn’t even money spend on a cake for Alex when he became a teen.

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With Suzanna’s maternity leave over, Alex step up and started helping out with the twins. Mark liked spending time alone and playing chess because it got him away from screaming babies.

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Mark did help out around the house when there were messes. He couldn’t stand being around mess and he wanted to help out his dad when things broke. It was a very common occurrence to have someone working on the plumbing and to see Mark mopping up behind them.

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Kevin always found time for his girls. He was very busy becoming a great doctor and was climbing the ladder quickly. He was a hard worker and the long hours didn’t bother him except that he wasn’t around to see his girls grow up. At least he was able to help with Isabella’s first steps.

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Alex still had a passion for painting when he grew older. Suzanna was going to hire an artist to paint her portrait but decided she would let Alex try. The first one didn’t turn out too well so he painted a second one hoping his skills would improve enough to get a decent photo before she turned into an elder.

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Bonus photos:

Isabella was playing with the xylophone and decided to shove the stick in her eye.

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 On Suzanna’s way to work, she got stuck on Christy.

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Over the Years

October 12, 2009

The new Mr. and Mrs. Doyle decided that it was more important to put any money they had into the house and raising their new family so they decided not to go on a honeymoon. After putting Alex to bed they had a little private honeymoon of their own to celebrate their new marriage.

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Nine months after they were married, Suzanna made another trip to the hospital and came home with her second child, another son, Mark Doyle. Alex was growing so fast, it wasn’t long until he started taking his first steps.

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Several years passed and their little family grew. Mark grew into a toddler and Alex was now a child. I have heard stories about my great great granduncles. Alex was on his way to being a child prodigy and Mark was always crying.

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Alex love painting when he was a child. Suzanna encouraged it because she wanted portraits of the family hanging in the house. Her old family hadn’t been close but she wanted that to change. She found the love of her life in Kevin. He was gentle and understanding with her past and cared for her in a way that no man had ever done before. She decided that she wanted to start a new tradition of having a close family. She also decided that she wanted a bigger house that was worthy of passing down through the generations.

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Suzanna was a great mother. She was always hands-on. She loved teaching her sons to walk, talk, and use the potty. She also encouraged them to do things like play music with their xylophone.

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When they built their house, they scrimped on quality so they could make their money stretch. They had only had their things for a few years before they started breaking. They were both working and Suzanna’s maternity leave was ending now so they decided to use any money they made now towards renovations. They celebrated their Anniversary by going out for a nice dinner and doing what all married couples do on their anniversary. The next morning, Suzanna realized that their plans for house renovations would have to be put on hold when she felt a familiar sickness in her stomach.

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For any of those who are wondering, here is a small shot of my house now. There is a bathroom to the right and a bedroom with a double and a single bed to the left. I’m not much of a house designer so I don’t usually focus on designing something aesthetically pleasing but it’s functional. If I have to use this house for 10 generations, I’ll probably work on making this house look nicer.

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(I have officially figured out how to influence the sex of the babies now. I have that lovely tree in the front yard that keeps giving me apples to eat. They are quick and easy and filling so I like giving them to my Sims. Hah, they also make you have a boy! Having a matriarchy legacy makes it important to have girls and well, boys don’t help my story progress one bit! Ok, glad I got that all figured out.)

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New Leaf

October 9, 2009

Kevin was freaking out but Suzanna’s mommy instincts kicked in and she dragged him to the hospital with her. In the taxi she started having bad contractions and she just barely made it into the hospital to check in before going into labor. When Kevin was rushing her in, Blane happened to catch all the commotion while he was walking around the town. This child was his too so he decided to go in and see about his baby.

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After several hours of labor, Suzanna had a baby boy.

Alex Doyle

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Blane wanted to see his child but didn’t want to cause a commotion in the hospital so he just lurked in the shadows and followed Suzanna and the baby out of the hospital. Just before her cab took off to go home, he jumped in the back seat and rode back to her house with them.

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Back at the house Suzanna’s hormones kicked in and she turned into mama bear. She told him that he had nothing to do with her during the pregnancy and she wanted nothing to do with him now. He was trash and he wasn’t about to ruin their son with his sleazy ways. She had a new man in her life that actually wanted to be responsible and help raise her son. Blane jumped back at that comment, who was this new man in her life? She told him that Kevin loved her and she loved him and they were going to be a family together. Then she called his mother a llama.

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Blane finally left and agreed to leave her alone. Kevin hung back at the hospital to collect her belongings and buy Alex a stuffed bear. He came into the fight right at the time when Suzanna confessed her love for him to Blane. She had never told Kevin that before even though he had and he told her that he was willing to wait for her. Suzanna admitted that the last few months when he helped take care of her were the happiest she had been in a long time. She felt safe with him. She told him to wait outside while she put the baby in the crib. When she came out before he was able to say anything to her, she planted a kiss on him and held him close.

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Kevin told Suzanna that he truly loved her and he had been thinking for the past few months that this new baby really was going to need a father and that he wanted to be with her for the rest of his life. He knew that she wasn’t ready for a huge commitment but he wanted to be engaged to her. Suzanna kissed him again and told him that she wanted to live with him the rest of her life as well. Not only did she love the idea of getting engaged, she thought they should get married right then and there. Why put it off when they could start their family tonight. They hired a sitter and went down to the beach behind the estate property and had a private ceremony before the sun set.

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Meet Suzanna Doyle and her new husband, Kevin Doyle.

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Suzanna bought something she didn’t think she would need for a long time and was hoping it would come back negative, but it didn’t. Her pregnancy test came back positive and she sank to the bathroom floor. She was barely surviving on her own but now she had to care for a child? She knew she had to let the father know but had no intention of taking any money from him, she wanted as little to do with him as possible.

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After work, she called for Blane but got his roommate Kevin on the phone. She thought about leaving a message but that was too impersonal. She just started crying on the phone and Kevin suggested they meet and talk about what was bothering her. She had hung out with him before when she was over at Blane’s house but she never thought of Kevin as a friend. She really didn’t want to be alone with another guy again but saw no harm in going to the café for coffee in public where nothing bad could happen.

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They talked for a few hours but she never felt comfortable enough to tell him what happened with Blane. They just talked about her home on the farm, his love of medicine, and how they had both just moved here from many miles away. When she arrived home she tried calling Blane again and convinced him to come over. He agreed and on the way figured she was going to apologize for the other night but I guess he was in for a surprise.

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Telling him went very well; he got really excited and even went to feel her belly. Suzanna wasn’t sure why he was so ok with her having a baby. They are a huge emotional and financial responsibility. After a few minutes of talking she realized that Blane had no plans to take responsibility for this child. He didn’t want to raise it, he didn’t want to pay child support, and he definitely didn’t want to marry her and do the right thing. He was a man in his prime of life and didn’t want to be tied down by no wife and child. Suzanna lost it, her normal timid demeanor changed to that of a mama bear. She started to shout at him and told him to get off her property. The neighbors began to turn on their lights and look out their windows to see what the commotion was all about.

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Over the next few months, Kevin kept in touch with Suzanna to make sure she was doing ok. He never got a full story out of Blane, but he was sure that things between them had gone south because Blane had been bringing home a different girl each night for a while now and none of them had been Suzanna. Even though it was against a friend’s code to date a best friend’s ex-girlfriend, Kevin was interested in Suzanna anyway. She started to trust him after several months of talking to him on the phone and was getting butterflies when he came around. Kevin came by the house to pick up Suzanna and take her out to dinner and he couldn’t keep his feelings to himself anymore. Kevin confessed his attraction to her. Suzanna’s shoulders sank and she looked at the ground. Kevin prodded to find out what happened, what was wrong? Did she not feel the same? Suzanna told him that wasn’t it, she did feel the same however she had a secret she had been keeping from him, everyone actually. She was pregnant, she was knocked up, she had a bun in the oven. To her surprise, Kevin was happy for her.

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Suzanna was ecstatic. They went to dinner and she kept smiling. She figured it had been long enough that he would have been really upset with her and she would have lost a friend. She hadn’t thought about what would happen when she had the baby but still. And she was really showing, 8 months is pretty round but she tried to hid it in her denim dress. After dinner, she couldn’t help herself and hugged Kevin.

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Kevin had already known about the pregnancy because Blane told him months before but he didn’t want to say anything to her about it. He knew Blane and figured out how she had conceived and didn’t want to pressure her into anything until she was ready to talk about it. On the way back to her house they talked about what her plans were with the baby. Kevin felt that it was wrong of Blane to abandon her and that the baby needed a father. He suggested that she think about him taking on that role. She laughed at him and pushed him away coyly. He grabbed her hands and looked in her eyes.

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He said he was serious. He grew up without a father and his life had been hard. He loved Suzanna and wanted to be there with her when she had that baby. Even though it wasn’t his, he would help take care of it. She asked if that was a proposal because she wasn’t ready for that, she had enough to think about having a baby and didn’t want to think about having a husband too. He said he was ok with taking it slow and just wanted to be her boyfriend for now.

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They went inside and cuddled on the bed while talking about the baby. They picked out a few names that Suzanna liked for a boy or a girl.

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She asked him to spend the night and they changed into their pjs. Just before going to bed, Suzanna’s water broke and Kevin had to take her to the hospital.

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Bad Experience

October 7, 2009

Suzanna woke up that morning wishing to play her guitar for people in the park. She was afraid of crowds of people and preferred to play by herself but she decided that being the head of a large business would involve talking to people in large crowds and what better way to practice than to do something she loves. She went downtown to the largest park she could find and started playing. People started to gather around her and appreciated her playing. She thought she saw Marylee Charm watching but she wasn’t sure.  She saw out of the corner of her eye that Blane was watching as well. He showed interest in her again but this time kept his distance until she was done playing.

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Once she finished up, he came up to her and insisted that he walk her home; it was a long way back to her house and he didn’t want her walking along that highway all by herself. She agreed because he had already picked up her guitar case for her. They talked the whole way back and Suzanna started to lose those feelings of uncertainty about him. She actually started feeling comfortable with him which was a big deal for her to trust another guy. When they made it back to her very small house, he got really close and started talking to her about how much he fancied her. She felt butterflies in her stomach. They held hands for a moment before he embraced her and hugged her. She thought they should head inside because it was getting cold outside and she wanted to show him she didn’t need to shower at the gym anymore.

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There was nowhere to sit except the bed so they sat there and kept talking into the night. Blane moved closer and started cuddling. Suzanna thought it might have been a bad idea to let him on her bed so soon to getting to now him but she really had no choice with the lack of seating.

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She had finally had enough and told Blane he needed to go. He started to get angry and started saying things like “Hey baby, it’s ok, I’ll go slow” and “Hey, don’t be like that.” Suzanna finally stood up and told him to get out. Blane got mad, grabbed her by the wrist, and threw her on the bed. He scooted her dress up, tore off her panties, and forced himself into her. Suzanna tried to struggle but she knew deep down that there was no fighting Blane off of her. She had failed the last time this happened with her uncle.

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She just lay there crying after it was over and Blane had left. She curled on her side and pulled the covers over her head and shut out the world. The next morning she woke up and felt sick to her stomach from the night before. The same bad feeling she had from when she met Blane was back however this time there was no keeping it down.

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New Face in Town

October 6, 2009

After a long hard day at work. Suzanna was given a $5 raise and then promoted before she walked out the door. She was no longer just the coffee girl anymore, she was a filing clerk. Working so hard left her feeling grungy so she went to the gym to shower.

One of the employees stopped her when she came out of the shower. He told her she would need to find another halfway house to do her cleaning. She doesn’t come in there to work out or spend any money and they were tired of her mooching. She broke down into tears and explained her situation and how she needed a place to take a warm shower so she could keep her job and afford to move into an actual house. The man agreed to let her keep using the facilities on one condition; she had to go out to dinner with him. She agreed but she suddenly had a bad feeling in her stomach. She managed to hold down her lunch and she politly introduced herself. He shook her hand and said his name was Blane.

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At dinner they talked about their lives. She told him all about growing up on a farm failed to mention anything about her uncle and why she moved to the city; he didn’t ask. He told her he had also recently moved here and lives with his two roommates Kevin and Jackson. This was the first hot meal she had eaten since she left home and she ate every bite of it. At the end of the night, she thanked him not only for the meal but for letting her shower at the gym. He went in for a hug and she felt obligated to hug back but she felt uneasy, she barely knew him. She said goodnight and went to call a taxi when he called back to her “I’ll be seeing you.” At that time she thought it was an evening pleasantry, she didn’t realize that it was actually a threat.

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The next morning she read through the paper and found a coupon worth saving, it would give her 5 simoleons off potatoes. She wanted to get some so she could plant them in her garden.

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She had several errands to run but decided to use her coupon first and buy her potatoes; she also got grapes and tomatoes to plant in her garden later when she got home.

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While she was in the area she stopped by the library to check out a book her boss wanted her to read in order to put her in the running for a promotion. She loved reading but rarely got a chance to do it with all the work she was trying to do now to save up a house. She hoped to have a large library in her home someday. She found the book she had to read for her boss but on her way to a chair she found a book she had been reading at home before she left. She decided to sit and read that book for a while first.

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Once finished with that book, she put it back on a shelf and found a quiet corner to sit and read where she wouldn’t be distracted because she had to focus on this. While she was sitting there reading, Blane showed up and sat next to her. She didn’t want to be rude so she allowed him to continue to sit next to her even though he made her feel uncomfortable. She decided that it would be best to keep to herself and just finish reading her book.

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