7.14 – Nice talk

ScreenshotJames’ POV

I leaned against the wall beside the principal’s office as I waited for Aliska and Mariposa to come out.

They placed me in front of the door and told me to stand guard before they went in. They said they just needed to grab a few things.

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These last few days have been….

Ever since the train thing…

It freaked me out. Both girls really freaked me out, but when we got back everything went back to normal and…

I can’t find the words to describe it. I remember seeing the train accident on the news before someone changed channels. The driver had been injured, but no one had died. Boy had that been a relief. They apparently blamed the accident on the driver. They said he fell asleep on the job.

I know mom said not to abuse my power, but I haven’t really been abusing it. Abusing it would mean always using it for dumb little things. I doubt saving my sister is a dumb little thing.

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Maybe the fact I haven’t told mom of anything that’s happened should be a sign that I’m doing something wrong.

But it feels so…good! For lack of a better word. It’s hard to explain, but I have a power that only five others in the world have. I can make teachers postpone tests, make people forget things, make people say words I want to say, I can make people move and I can make trains derail. So much power, with just my mind…It’s too bad Alec doesn’t have it yet. I’d love to discuss it with someone.

Yeah I have mom, but it’s really not the same. She’s used her power about three times, she wouldn’t understand how it is. The proud feeling I get as I see the results.

I wonder if it’s the same for the other three…

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“Well lookie here, doesn’t that person look familiar?” Joshua’s voice made me look up.

“Him? Looks more like a stranger than anything else.” Jamie joined in Joshua’s play. I rolled my eyes at them. It’s true I haven’t seen that much of them lately, I guess they have the right to be like that.

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The principal’s office door opened and Mariposa and my sister came out.

“We’re done.” Mariposa said to me. The smile she had on her face disappeared as she saw Joshua and Jamie. She looked Jamie up and down before locking eyes with her. I keep forgetting they never actually met or anything. I don’t usually hang out with the three together, it’s one or the other two.

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“What were you guys doing in there?” Jamie suddenly demanded to know.

“Nothing that concerns you.” Mariposa replied with a calm smile. Why do I get the feeling these two aren’t going to get along?

“Oh it doesn’t? I’m pretty sure the principal is at a meeting, so what business could you possibly have in an empty office?” Jamie pushed again.

“I told you it’s none of your business brat.” Mariposa snapped.

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Aliska let out a small chuckle at Jamie’s surprised face.

Shocked at Mariposa’s insult, I grabbed her arm as a warning. Sure she’s my girlfriend, but it doesn’t mean she should go around insulting my best friends.

Jamie looked like she was about to burst in anger, but Joshua grabbed her shoulder and she got the message.

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Instead she turned around and left without a word.

I stepped forwards with the intention to go after her and apologize on Mariposa’s behalf, but instead, for some reason, I stayed where I was and just watched her go.

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Angrier than I’d ever seen him before, Joshua stepped forwards and slapped the top of my head.

“That noggin of your needs cleaning up.” He muttered through gritted teeth.

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“Come see us when you’re back to your old self.” He said, before turning around to follow Jamie.

I’ve never seen Joshua like this before.

What exactly did I do wrong?

***

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I was searching for some books in the library when I got ambushed – yeah ambushed – by the twins, Nix and Alec.

“Finally! There you are! We couldn’t find you in any of your usual spots.” Nix said.

“We are on a top secret mission.” Alec declared proudly, before adding in a little more carefree tone, “Joshua sent us.”

I let out a sigh. So what, now we’re playing owl?

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“He said, and I quote, ‘That stupid jerk has a screw in his brain. Can you go take it out?’. I was kind of confused at first, but now I see exactly what he means! I mean, that hair man, what’s with the hair? If you wanted to change it you should’ve cut it.” Alec exclaimed.

I gave him an unpleased face. I really didn’t need to deal with this right now. I have studying to do.

Nix shoved Alec to the side.

“That’s not why we came here! But yeah the hair, James, the hair.” She said. I rolled my eyes, could they let the topic of my hair go already?

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“Anywho, we need to commence a mental examination. It is weird that we haven’t been seeing you much these days. Too busy with your girlfriend?”

‘I’m fine.’ I signed at them, hoping they’d leave me alone. I love them, but not when they’re here on a mission from Joshua.

“Oh come on man. If Joshua, of all people, sent us to talk some sense into you there has to be a reason. Talk dude.” Alec insisted.

‘Nothing. I have studying to do. Please go away.’ I signed at them impatiently.

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“Yeah like that attitude is going to make us go away.” Alec said.

“We’re siblings James, if something went wrong you can tell us you know.” Nix said. What is it with them? There’s nothing wrong with me. Joshua is putting stuff in their heads.

If anything there’s something wrong with Aliska. They should go see her not me.

“Just tell us what you did to piss him off and we’ll leave.” Alec kept pushing. My patience was reaching its limit.

And then I thought of a great thing to get the message across.

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A girl walked over and leaned on the table.

“I think it’s time you guys left.” She said casually.

“Hey, whoever you are, buzz off, this is a private conversation.” Alec snapped at her. Her demeanor didn’t change.

“No, you buzz off. I have as much right to be in this conversation as you do.” She said as a smirk tried to crawl up my face.

Nix eyes locked with mine and she gave me a sad look.

“I think he’s controlling her Alec.” Nix whispered to Alec. His expression changed to one of surprise as he looked at me.

I tried to keep my face as impassive as possible.

“You would really…” Alec asked in disbelief, the same sadness in his eyes. They didn’t need to make such a big deal out of it. “He’s rubbing it in my face.” He said trying to go back to his usual mood.

“He obviously doesn’t want to talk to us, come on.” Nix said, dragging Alec away with her.

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“Nice talk bro.” Alec said, giving me the most obviously fake smile he could, with the added bonus of a middle finger.

***

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I’m starting to get worried. There really must be something I did wrong if Joshua, Jamie, Alec and Nix are all pissed. I admit I was pretty harsh with Nix and Alec. Still they thought there was something wrong beforehand.

Is it all because I’m not spending enough time with my friends? Is that why everyone thinks something’s wrong? Because I’m spending more time with Mariposa? That’s pretty selfish.

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“Hey James, you know summer vacation is coming soon.” Mariposa began, tapping my nose to get my attention. “Mom and I are going overseas for a few days, I was wondering if you’d like to come with us.”

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I turned around to face her in surprise. That meant meeting her mom.

“If you’re thinking what I think you’re thinking, then yes. I’d like you to meet my mom.” She said smilng.

I looked away in hesitation. Overseas? That’s kind of far…and meeting her mom, doesn’t that mean our relationship just got more serious?

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“Oh come on it’ll be really fun.” Mariposa said, sensing my hesitation. “And we’ll only be there for a few days. It’s not like we’ll be gone for the whole summer.”

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“So, what do you think?” Mariposa asked after giving me a kiss.

It was certainly something worth considering.

Next up, asking mom and dad to let me go.

And so I consider this to be the end of Arc 2! Next chapter will be a short intermission  and then we’ll start Arc 3. I’m still writing all the arcs, so I have absolutely no idea how many there will be in total XD

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41 Responses to 7.14 – Nice talk

  1. brainofivane says:

    “The driver had been injured, but no one had died.” – Relieved that no one died. Pretty sure everyone was shaken up after that, but I feel bad for the driver. 😦

    This thirst for power is what makes villains, James. Surely he’s not one. But really… why is Aliska and Mariposa doing this? I’m wondering if it’s really just teenage curiosity and recklessness… or is there more to it?

    “…it doesn’t mean she should go around insulting my best friends.” – *nods* Good job, James.

    Listen to your friends, James. Gosh I feel bad for him… He kind of deserves this though (but kudos to you for making the progression to this so natural and plausible.)

    I have a bad feeling about this meet the mom thing… Mariposa just might start asking him to control her parents or something… Grr…

    You twist my emotions, Blams… reading your chapters have been a roller coaster ride. Ugh! *holds protest sign* Save James.

    (Maybe I should start saying I hate James… saying we love him seems to make you want to put the poor kid through the wringer…)

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    • blamsart says:

      Yyyeeaaahhh James does kind of deserve it, but at least he’s still got his head on his shoulders.

      That’d be amusing to see since Anna is one of Mariposa’s parents! But it definitely would be something she’d be tempted to ask…

      Haha!
      (but if you start saying you hate him I’ll have to find a way to make him lovable again and that’s going to mean inflicting him a lot of pain – yes my logic works in twisted ways)

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  2. yimiki says:

    Oh dear gods, James. Mariposa is poison for you, and somehow your sister is mixed up in something very bad as well. Realize it before you go too far, you stupid teenager.

    Bloody hell, I’m so frustrated. You’ve written him so well I’ve really gotten attached to the guy and now I can’t help but fear for him. This is so much more dangerous than he realizes… >.<

    Amazing job, Blamsart. I think this is your best generation yet!

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    • Lol it is the best generation… But then you read Gen 8 and that is (almost) as good… Nah, it is as good but for a different reason… And don’t get me started on Gen 9! Lol keep reading! You will LOVE it!
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    • blamsart says:

      Thank you!
      And well I was going to say something, but Magpie pretty much said it 😛
      James is my beloved child, my first heir to get some actual concrete character developement. And, I think, also the heir I destroyed the most?
      -_-‘

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  3. Livvielove says:

    My sweet, little James became an asshole and I’m heartbroken. I want my adorable James back with his goofy friends.
    Kudos to you for making me feel so darned angry about this too. I can see the path he’s headed down, the real question is – will he see it and try to become a better person or will he lose himself to it?
    All I know is I want someone to smack him good.
    How can he not care that people have been injured and blamed for his accident? Or that he’s using his magic left and right.
    I hate to put the blame on Zyla, but her hands-off parenting has not worked at all.
    (Fumes over this frustration). I want to just plop myself down into your story and whap him several times.

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    • blamsart says:

      *gets hit with nostalgia* I forgot how innocent he was back then.

      That’s entirely true. Instead of telling her children never to use it, she should’ve worked with Alec and James to try to understand and control it, and to know when to use it.

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      • Livvielove says:

        Zyla… I always did like her but she seems to like her parenting from a distance and it makes me frustrated. Her kids are all alone dealing with their problems… and let’s just say I have some mama-bear characters in my head puffing their chests right now.
        I have to kindly remind them they don’t exist anymore and they won’t for a little while… XD
        By the way, I missed my chance to send this earlier but KEEEEVVIIIILLLL was back! XD
        EEEEVVVIIIIILLLL! XD

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        • blamsart says:

          Motherhood seems to be rather strained in my story…
          Rosahelminthe died
          Millie didn’t want kids at first
          Angel…was cool, but not so much as a grandma
          Irene DIED
          Sariel dropped into a coma
          Zyla had too many kids
          ??? never even had a ???
          ??? well was pretty darn awesome but then ??????
          And haha, ??? was non-????
          (consider that my revenge for K-EVIL for now :P)

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          • Livvielove says:

            XD I CONVERTED YOUUUU!
            Motherhood is a huge aspect in my story. I’m such a sap for adorable parent-child relationships.
            While ???? is a really great mom, ?????? was too young and ?????? – oh she was awful. Good thing they had ????? who helped them out. ????? was a fantastic parent, but… ???? got ?????. ???? basically adopted all the kids and everyone loved ???. ????? was young but ended up being ??? of the year.

            XD See, I can do it too.

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            • blamsart says:

              O_O
              -_-
              I’m sorry Kevil, I’m so sorry

              F*ck
              I walked right into that one
              I think the last ??? is ‘mother’ though. AMIRITE?

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              • Livvielove says:

                (Doesn’t even remember and has to look at her comment)
                Yes. Yes it was.
                Don’t apologize to K-EVIL. He’ll be fine. XD EVIL! Hehehe.

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                • If it’s any consolation, you’re BOTH (k)-EVIL for what you just did there with the ???? And the ??? And more ???
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                  • Livvielove says:

                    YOU USED K-EVIL’S NAME RIGHT.

                    TAKE THAT BLAMS. XD (Just kidding, don’t be mad k? XD )
                    Don’t worry lovey, you already know mine. You’ve read the original. 😉

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                    • blamsart says:

                      My poor child, mistreated. Always mistreated. *protectively hugs Kevil*

                      Same though Magpie haha, there weren’t any spoilers for you in there!

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                    • Livvielove says:


                      You know I love Kevil. I actually still have this tiny… itty… bitty… want for him to be with Zyla rather than Simon… but… That ship has long since sunk.

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                    • blamsart says:

                      I think it was Magpie who said Kevil looked more like James’ dad than Simon does.

                      So hypothetically we can assume it happened in an AU?

                      *is suddenly so sad* My white-eyed vampire never really got the chance to love! ;-;
                      He needs love. I’ll write a complaint to the author to make that happen.

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                    • Livvielove says:

                      I would volunteer a Reaper, but alas, in my rewrite none have been born just yet… XD
                      Hmmm, trying to imagine who the best Reaper gal for him would even be anyways… XD
                      Magpie, help me out here.

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                    • Oh wow… There are so many brilliant Reaper Ladies to choose from… And (since it’s been forever since I read the first generations) I’ll have to say, please give me a chance to revisit the Livlies…
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                    • Livvielove says:

                      XD I debated Aurora or Annie (Falor’s girl, Jack’s mother).
                      Oh, Isolde is an option too.
                      When thinking of girls I realized I had far too many boys.
                      Honestly the perfect girl for Kevil may have been one I hadn’t had a chance to introduce in my gen 8.

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                    • blamsart says:

                      He doesn’t need a petite innocent who needs protecting.
                      My Kevil, at this point, needs a strong independent woman who can keep him grounded and focused on what’s important. Before he turns into another Kord.
                      (even if he strikes me as a big brother kind of guy sometimes <3)

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                    • Livvielove says:

                      Annie.
                      Definitely Annie. XD
                      Oh man, I loved my Annie. ❤
                      My little voodoo-doll-wielding, level-headed, go-getting, fortune-teller.
                      I wonder if I have a frontal shot of her around here… not that we're actually matchmaking or anything… (I mean, we could be, but… XD ) It just makes me wonder (digs through folders)

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                    • blamsart says:

                      Kevil needs that. He so needs someone to drag him around everywhere. And someone who’s level-headed like he is.
                      Yes, yes I do consider Kevil level-headed. I always thought of him as some wise old coot in the body of a young vampire.

                      Let’s see this picture to know if its a match made in heaven.

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                    • Livvielove says:

                      No, I totally see K-EVIL as level headed. (Look I was being so good until now, praise me! — just teasing).
                      Argh. let me find that picture of Annie. Now I’m just determined.
                      Found it!

                      She’s not the brightest I know you’ve ever seen. Her mother was a cursed doll her father made real, she got her magic and determination from her father, that’s for sure. This woman… She had two children – Jack and Samantha; but the man she had children with was a douchecanoe. Don’t get me wrong. She knew it the whole time and didn’t care much. She wanted children… she got children.
                      She never got the screentime I wanted her to have, but that’s the life of a spare’s daughter sometimes. Man was she fierce though.

                      May not be a match made in heaven, but you did give me the wonderful feels remembering her and her determination.

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                    • blamsart says:

                      Oh she’s very pretty! Do you remember what skin you used?
                      She’d clash so much with Kevil, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Like a yin yang kind of color scheme
                      (kind of wants to see her in my game and play around with her. I swear CAS is the death of me. I used to play barbie when I was little. Now I play sims)

                      It’s a sad spare’s life.

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                    • Livvielove says:

                      That can be arranged… XD
                      I use an old Lemonleaf default replacement skin. I’m too lazy and picky to use any other skin, and while my game loads up fast… I really don’t want to spend forever testing each skin, so the skin I use is like… 5 years old and no longer found on the web, but I keep spare copies of it just in case.
                      Honestly though, Annie is bright and fairly cheerful. Mostly she’s optimistically determined.
                      She’s not a “glass-half-full” per say… more like a “I’m going find a way to fill up my glass, whether you like it or not.” Kind of person, which makes her more endearing to me. XD Let me pull off my default replacements and have a look at her!

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                    • blamsart says:

                      If it can that could be cooooll

                      The best kind of people! (complete opposite of Edmund *coughs coughs* I still love my Eddie tho)

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                    • Livvielove says:

                      Stripped her of my mods!

                      And… should you want to experiment:
                      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2mdC11Q_YN_LUdvejE2cFFrNlU/view?usp=sharing
                      Have fun, and let me know if the install gives you any trouble.
                      No pressure to or not. Just tossing it out there for the sweet white-eyed. 😉

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                    • blamsart says:

                      Yay!
                      I’ll test her out in CAS once my game decides to fail me! (should be soon)
                      I’ll show you screenshots when I do. I’m sorry if I butcher her in advance XD

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                    • Livvielove says:

                      Don’t you even worry about butchering her. You have my release. Go have fun. Make her pretty. I don’t care. XD I wouldn’t have offered her if I was going to micromanage her. 😉 She could use some TLC and CC. Just go have fun with her! If you use her, great! If not, that’s totally fine too. I’m all about letting people go crazy with the spares/heirs I let loose… but there are a few Sims I just simply don’t release because I’m too picky about them and their personalities (stares at Majnun).
                      So long story short – you can’t butcher her. Just have fun. =3

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                    • I’m going to throw my 10c in the ring and say that I can totally see Kev-il with Annie! So pretty and I dunno, there’s just something about her
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                    • Livvielove says:

                      She’s Jack’s mom. You know Jack had to get his amazing-ness somewhere. I swear that man’s a saint. He’s a *lot* like his mother. Super level-headed and intelligent.

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                    • So maybe Kev-il is secretly Jack’s father O_O
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                    • Livvielove says:

                      XD I wish. Jack’s father was a piece of work… and it’s a shame that the only thing Jack took from his mother was her coloring. I was so hoping he’d have her adorable face but no… Sim genes can never work out in my favor.

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                    • Shhh! Bite your tongue! Kevil IS Jack’s father and that’s my story and I’m sticking to it •sticks tongue out and runs away•
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                    • Livvielove says:

                      I like this story. Does that mean I can fix Jack’s face? Em, I mean, I love him just he is but… (Coughs awkwardly)

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                    • Go for it 😉 Jack is amazing, but, even amazing people need a change once in a while 😉
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                    • blamsart says:

                      If you need a template Livvie *unattractive cough* kevil *acttractive end of cough* just holler at me

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                    • •on behalf of Livvie• HOLLER!!!!
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  4. Skcaga6 says:

    Someone give me that pink apple. I want to shove it down a fairy’s throat.

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