Chapter 3 Introduction: Romance of all Romance

It was an average day for Mushi. Brady had been nice to him, and even gave him some of his baby food. Still, Mushi felt a little neglected. He couldn’t compare to Sammy and Aurora spent most of her time playing with Brady or painting.

Although the jealousy had gotten down a lot, Mushi still missed having someone to talk to that wasn’t the raccoon. Mushi trotted out of the nursery and polished his claws. He grabbed his favorite pink mouse to prepare to practice his hunting skills. Mushi then noticed something different…

Roberto wasn’t at the computer.

Mushi wondered back to the nursery. He saw a strange man with long hair. There were other people here? Someone other than the paparazzi?

Mushi couldn’t understand what was going on. There was a small cage in the man’s hand. That was when he heard the light meow sounds. That was when he saw her.

“I’m in love!” Mushi exclaimed. “What an angel!”
Mushi scooted over to the new member of the family. “Hi, I-I-I’m Mushi.”

“I’m Kiki. Want to play?”
“Sure, what game?”
Before Mushi could say anything else, Kiki pounced him. Mushi ran outside, but he got pounced again.

“Come on! You can do better than that!” Kiki laughed.
“Do I look like I’m physically fit for rough housing?!”
“Good point…”

Kiki let go of him and licked her paw. “What are you looking at?”
Mushi smiled. “You have beautiful eyes.”
“That’s the best you got? I heard that line this morning by this filthy raccoon.”
“You’re too beautiful to have trash like that come on to you.”

Mushi leaned in and attempted to caress Kiki’s ear, but she turned away.
“I-I can’t! I just met you!” She ran into the house.
Mushi chased after her. “Can’t you see we’re destined to be together?!”
“That’s what they all say!”
“I’m not like them!” Mushi exclaimed. “I love you!”
“How can you? We just met!” Kiki lowered her ears and looked away. “Every cat in my old world wanted me because I’m beautiful. Why should I trust you?”
Mushi sat next to her. “I will never hurt you. You are beautiful, but that is nothing compared to your kindness and energy.”
“Do you really mean that?”
Mushi nuzzled her. “Of course.” He pushed his favorite pink mouse toward her. “This is my favorite toy. I want you to have it.”
Kiki’s eyes swelled up. “It’s… beautiful….”
Before Mushi could respond, he felt a light lick his cheek.

Mushi blushed. “You know… there is a cat house out front….”
Kiki stepped back and clawed him. “I’d never!” She flicked her tail up and walked away.

Three sim days later…..

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Since this was more focused on the cats, I don’t have any stats updates for the challenge. Brady did get to logic level 3, but other than that, the human sims took it easy this time around.

Winston Family 2.1: Epilogue of Chapter 2

Mushi watched the bundle of snot from afar. How could they replace him with something that can’t even groom himself?!

It wasn’t fair! Mushi had been the sole provider of the family since they moved, and now “Grandma” Mimi sent this little worm a doll and nothing for poor Mushi.
“I’m not going to let this little monster take away my family,” Mushi huffed. “I’m still the cutest!”

Mushi walked out and saw that Roberto was back at writing again. The poor man was never going to stop until he had his bookstore!

Mushi rubbed up against Roberto’s leg and purred.
“Not now, Mushi!” He grunted and went back to writing.
Mushi lowered his ears and walked off.  Maybe Aurora would play with him. He was the one that gave her that mouse the other day and she did scream in joy when she saw it. He was a little hurt when she threw it out the window though. How inconsiderate!

Mushi meowed at Aurora and placed his paws on her leg.
“No, Mushi!” She swatted him down.
Why was it that no one wanted to play with him? He was the cutest! He was the fluffiest! His eyes narrowed. It was due to that baby, wasn’t it?! That was why they didn’t want his attention. All they cared about was the baby’s needs. Was it true? Did Brady replace Mushi?

“Hey, fluffball!” Mushi cringed. He knew that voice.
He turned around and saw the raccoon with a huge smirk on his face.


“Didn’t I tell you to get lost?!”
The  raccoon walked over to him. “You better be nice to me. You’re going to need a friend for when you get tossed on the streets.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Now that your owners have a baby, they don’t need you. You’re washed up! You’re old news! You think that extra layer of blubber is going to keep you in this family?”
Mushi lowered his ears back. “What do you know about families?!”
The raccoon laughed. “You may be the only family here, but there are other worlds. I’ve seen cats like you get tossed out  all the time. That hunting skill will only take you so far before you keel over.”
Mushi arched his back. “Get out of here!”
“Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!” The raccoon trotted off.

Mushi remained in a horrible mood for the next several days. It was Brady’s birthday and Aurora and Robert stopped everything to have the stupid baby as the center of attention. Mushi looked up and saw a deer. He was still miffed at the raccoon and decided to take it out on the deer.

“Get out of here!” Mushi hissed.
The deer looked down and nuzzled Mushi, causing him to topple over. The deer raced off before Mushi could get back up.
“You better run!” Mushi called out, licking the dirt off his fur.

Mushi walked inside and saw that Brady was now a toddler. He was already attached to his doll that grandma Mimi gave him. Apparently, the doll was named Sammy.

Mushi walked over to Brady, already in a defensive position.
“Lets get this straight. I’m the cute one. You’re below me,” Mushi said.
Brady giggled and petted Mushi. “Kitty!”

Maybe you’re not such a bad guy after all, Mushi thought to himself. Maybe we can make this work.

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Stats:

-ROBERTO-

Cooking: 2
Writing: 6
Handiness: 1

-AURORA-

Sculpting: 2
Painting: 5
Cooking: 2

-BRADY-

Logic: 1

-MUSHI-

Hunting: 7

Traits Gained:  Adventurous; Non-Destructive

The Founding Family: Winston Family

Challenge: Nothing Is Free Challenge

I would like to say that I made up these names on my own, but I just used the name roller next to the name.

Here is the family:

Roberto Winston

Traits

Artistic
Bookworm
Computer Wiz
Loner
Handy

Lifetime Wish

Professional Author

Aurora Winston

Traits

Savvy Sculptor
Natural Cook
Artistic
Born Saleswoman
Cat Person

Lifetime Wish

Descendent of Da Vinci

Mushi Winston (male)

Traits

Hunter
Genius
Independent

I have placed them on a 30 X 30 lot. My first set of goals are to teach Roberto writing so I can open up the bookstore and Aurora sculpting so I can open up the consignment shop.  I am not focused on population just yet, but I do plan for their first child to learn logic and open up the hospital.

Aurora will also learn painting for extra money. Since she can’t open up more than one rabbit hole, it is just to have extra cash laying around.

This is what the house looks like so far:

I started working on the skills.

Roberto works on writing:

Aurora works on sculpting:

Mushi works on hunting:

After Roberto gets stressed, he goes and meets two paparazzi, Abraham Finkel and Artie Page.

STATS

Roberto Writing Skill: 1
Aurora Sculpting Skill: 2
Mushi Hunting Skill: 3
People (NPC) met: 2