1.01 – An Angel Comes My Way

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The Bolden House

I looked up at the giant house that lay ahead of me. The perfect white walls of the mansion seemed to stare back down at me, almost as if they remembered me the same way I remembered them. I stood on the sidewalk as I took in the scene. The small pond, the yellow flowers, the stone path… It was all too much for me. Despite my hesitations, I took a deep breath and walked up to the house. The door was unlocked. As I slowly cracked open the door, a familiar chill hit me, and with it came all of the memories. I remembered faces, faces of girls I would see only once and never again. I remembered my father looking down at me and telling me he only had me because he had no choice. I remember the beautiful face of a little boy…

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I know, I know. I'm just too handsome. It's okay, you can stare all you want.

I know, I know. I’m just too handsome. It’s okay, you can stare all you want.

Sorry, let me start from the beginning. My name is Josh Bolden, and I just inherited my father’s mansion. The same one I grew up in as a kid. I got a call that my father died about a week ago, though I still have no idea how it happened. I can’t say I’m too sad about it. My dad was a decent guy, but he was never around when I was a kid. I hardly knew the man. But to tell you the truth, I’m not sure if anyone really  knew my dad. He didn’t let many people in. Or maybe he really was just that shallow, I honestly don’t know. I haven’t even spoken a word to him in two years. Err… sorry. Let me start even earlier.

When I was a child, my dad was never around because he was always out picking up girls, who he would then bring back to our house and take into his room. I saw a new girl almost every day, even when I tried locking myself in my room just so I wouldn’t have to see another strange woman. I never knew any of them, or saw them more than once, but each face was burned into my head.  Each day, after my dad’s daily companion left, he would tell me he “scored” again. Like it was some sort of competition and he was keeping points. He would then proceed to give me tips on how to get girls and “score” like him when I got older. I was only 8 at the time.

 Josh And Dad

“Daddy, everyone at school has 2 parents. They say their mommy and daddy only kiss each other and nobody else.”

“Well kiddo, that’s because they don’t have cool dad’s like me.”

“Isn’t that how babies are born? By kissing on beds and stuff?”

My dad let out a small chuckle. “Haha! It sure is, son.”

“What happens if one of the girls has a baby?”

“Don’t worry about that! It’s alright to get girls knocked up. That’s what they’re there for. They’ll deal with it.”

I paused for a moment, thinking.

“How did you get me then, daddy?”

He gave me a sideways look.”Your mother, uh… passed away not long after you were born. Car accident or something. I didn’t have any choice, being the father I had to take you.”

“Oh….” I said, turning my gaze towards the floor.

My dad smiled. “No worries, champ! I just know you’ll be a son that makes a father proud.”

Looking Down

I don’t know if that was the best or worst conversation in my life.

Anyway, when I was about 12, my father got “stuck” with another baby. A little boy named Michael.  Michael’s mother was a big drug addict. She was taken into the hospital for an over-dose when Michael was 2, and was soon declared an unfit mother. I remember the first time I laid eyes on him like it was yesterday. It was the best day of my life. He had the sweetest dark brown eyes and the chubbiest cheeks. I couldn’t stop smiling when I looked at him. I held him in my arms the best I could at the time, desperately making sure he didn’t fall. He looked up at me so innocently, and giggled just a bit. At that moment, I knew I loved him with everything I had.

Michael

Since my dad was almost never home, it was entirely up to me to take care of the baby. And I didn’t mind one bit. I would get up in the middle of the night, even if he wasn’t crying, just to check on him and make sure he was okay. I played with him, I hugged him, I fed him, I loved him..

Giving Bottle

Peek-a-boo!

Peek-a-boo!

I loved him so much. But when I turned 15, my dad finally decided to send me to this boarding school I had wanted to go to for so long. It sounded so amazing. I had been wanting to go since I was 10, but they had an age limit of 14 or older. They had everything there! I was so excited, I packed my bags right away and called for them to pick me up the very next day.

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35 thoughts on “1.01 – An Angel Comes My Way

  1. Wow, this was absolutely amazing start! I am so hooked!!!!!!!! I’m almost at a loss of words of how amazingly written this was! Much better start then my legacy (and a much better read than pretty much my whole legacy). And the captions are really funny, especially at the beginning when it’s all serious and then all the sudden it shows Josh with the caption underneath, “I know, I know. I’m just too handsome. It’s okay, you can stare all you want.” And poor Michael, he was so cute :(! In reality, did him and Josh have the same mother? And I feel a little bad about Josh’s dad, he must’ve had a rough life to be so… horrible. And I’m thinking of story-orienting my legacy more (like yours), I’ve already “given myself permission” to use moveobjects on for poses, and I might think about moving some generation (temporarily) to a different world. BTW, I didn’t think your pictures were bad at all! Sorry for the long comment, I am just so excited about your legacy!

    • Awww thank you SO much! Don’t be sorry, it’s awesome to see someone so excited about it. Especially because I put SO much work into it! I think your legacy is really well written, it’s just more on the easy-going side, where-as mine is more dramatic. But that’s what I love about yours! Thank you! It took so long to write and edit that whole chapter, I’m glad you liked it so much. 🙂 No, they each had different mothers. And yeah, Josh’s dad is a mystery…even for me, since I don’t have a back-story for him! And I tried to use my best-quality screen-shots…but I had a few of the house where the tree was all messed up. Just random leaves everywhere! There’s also flowers and plants on the ground…but you can’t see them because of my bad graphics:p but thanks anyway!

      And for my legacy, I have all of my characters in a different save so i can go back and get whatever screen shots I want, without ruining my game play. It’s super helpful…but I sometimes go over-board on the pictures then I have to delete a ton. 😦 haha! So maybe you could try something like that. 🙂 How’s your legacy going now?

  2. Hey, Great start. Really enjoying what you have so far. 😀
    Btw for crying faces etc try moviemakercheatsenabled true then left click on the sim it will give you a heap of options to help you get the expressions you want on your simmies. It’s very helpful. 😉

  3. I love that you have a male founder, nothing against female founders but they’re kind of overdone at this point. I can’t wait to see where you take this. Many of the other Sim legacies I’ve stumbled across have Sims that have REALLY glossed over and fake looks to the point where it looks like the Sims don’t fit in with the game, but I’m liking the “look” of yours so far. 😀

    • Thanks for taking the time to read it! Yeah, having a male founder is a little different. I’m quite liking it so far, though! And I completely agree! I like my cc hair, but I want my sims to look like sims, not strange little dolls! The look can be pretty…but it’s just not for me. Thanks again! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  4. Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! I’m looking forward to reading your legacy too – it’s off to a great start already! I wonder how Josh and Michael will turn out in the end, with such a difficult upbringing…
    Your writing style is great, btw! 🙂

    • Thanks! And if you didn’t notice, there’s also a page 2 and 3. You should find the links to click on them just above the comment section. 🙂 Below the “like” but above the tags! Thanks for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it.

  5. Hiya! Just coming over to read the first chapter of your legacy. I think its good! I really felt the emotions of the story. I was extremely devastated when I read that Michael had passed. Oh,and about what you commented on my blog referring to starting over to make it better, I think that everyone thinks that way. I myself think “Ugh, this chapter sucked…” when I finish one, yet everyone states that they loved it. You know what they say. We are our own worst critic. 🙂

    • That is so true! I think it’s pretty good, but I could improve some things here and there. I’m pretty happy with it, though. 🙂 I’m just glad other people enjoy reading it. Thanks so much for commenting! And I’m glad you could feel the emotions, that’s all a writer can hope for!

  6. I couldn’t resist and read all of chapter 1. WOW this is really amazing! Your protagonist is awesome and I was so sad when Michael died. 😦 Josh as a kid looks extremely adorable. I can’t wait to read more after classes today! This is really really good stuff! 😀

  7. I’m loving this so far! Well, everything but Michael’s death 😦 That was sad, but very well written. I can’t wait to read the rest!

    BTW, thank you commenting on my story 🙂 I hope you continue reading.

  8. Awh, Michael and Josh are so sweet. I hope little Michael’s alright without Josh to look after him, especially with their dick dad and all. Seriously. He has ZERO sense of responsibility, and also hasn’t he ever heard of birth control? /feminism rant

    Awesome, awesome chapter. I’m definitely going to read the rest of this!

      • You called it before you even read the second page! Haha. Yeah, Josh had it hard. :/ But the good news is, nothing THAT bad should happen again for awhile. Just little drama spats here and there. I even have a hard time reading about Michael’s death, and I’m the one that wrote it! He would have grown up to be such a good guy. 😦

        Anyway, I’m SO glad you’re enjoying this! Thank you so much for reading!

  9. This was a great start! I already like this legacy 🙂
    Poor guy…. losing his brother 😦 of course it breaks your heart!
    It’s tough to kill of a sim on purpose, you can’t help it! I hate doing it, so I rather let them die of old age.
    But Josh is really handsome and I don’t mind that the picture isn’t high quality; it’s the story that I’m interested in. One can see what the pictures are meant to look like, so no point in complaning! You have to do what you need to save your game from crashing! 😉

    • Thanks so much! Yeah, I normally let them die of old age too. But this had to be done, for story purposes. :p Damn you, legacy! Haha. And thank you again! Crappy screenshots are better than not having a story at all!

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