Chapter 5: A River with a View
(Here are a couple fun facts: 1. This is the only neighbourhood made by EA in which I haven’t used in any of my legacies before, excluding Barnacle Bay of course because that place is crap, 2. Riverview was actually my first choice for my third legacy that was going to be based on a woman sent back from the future but instead I ended up doing Charice’s story based in Bridgeport, 3. If you think you recognise the décor from somewhere I stole it from the landgraabs house in Sunset Valley the house was so big and I didn’t really feel like spending loads of time working on it, and that’s the end of my fun facts, enjoy the story :-) )
“You must be Master Thomas. Lady Lucy Darwin has been expecting you, my name is Alfred I am Lady Lucy’s butler, please go in and I shall collect your belongings.” The sim said in a profession posh tone.
Thomas was a bit unsure on what to do, so he grabbed Alfred’s hand and shook it.
“Nice to meet you” Thomas said.
Alfred just slightly smiled and walked away leaving Thomas wondering if he might have offended the man by being too informal.
Thomas looked back at his siblings and whispered, “I think this is Aunt Lucy so everyone show her some respect and try and act like you belong here”.
“My name is Lady Lucy Darwin, widow of the late Charlie Darwin, get in a line so I can see you properly” The woman said sternly.
They quickly obliged and lined up, Thomas introduced himself and his siblings,
“My name’s Thomas and this is Daisy and Rosie, they are twins, and this is Lee, our half brother but we tend to know him more as a full brother than half” Thomas informed.
“Well if there is one thing I know about Riverview, it is that it is not Bridgeport. You might get away with dressing like that in the big city but in this little town the women tend to show off less skin and the boys dress a little bit smarter. I have been told that the meteorites have destroyed a lot of your belongings so I will take you to the salon and you will pick out new clothes there” Aunt Lucy stated, the everyone nodded their heads in agreement and Aunt Lucy had Alfred ready her car for a trip to the salon.
“Mrs. Darwin, it’s nice to see you again, I hope you’re staying healthy” Thomas heard Chad exclaim loudly.
Thomas wondered who they knew each other, Aunt Lucy didn’t seem like the pep-rally type, and before Thomas knew what he was doing he barged in on their conversation.
“Her husband used to have major shares in the stadium and football team and when he died all the shares went to Mrs. Darwin and she is always making sure the team is ok and popping in now and then to talk to us” Chad explained, “Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere?”
“My name’s Thomas Temple, I was offered a place on The Llamas but turned it down, I got a better offer” Thomas said, he had no idea why he had said better offer but he wanted to seem cool in front of Chad.
“Well that’s cool, you seem to be doing ok for yourself. I have to go now Mrs. Darwin but it was nice seeing you, bye Thomas, make sure you head over to the stadium sometime, someone who turned down The Llamas for a better offer is more than welcome to have a game on our pitch” Chad said before leaving.
Thomas lit up, one of his football heroes invited him to play a game and Riverview Stadiums, today was a good day.
“How could you pick anything like this out? I’m a respected woman in this town, this isn’t some rock and roller concert or whatever it’s called, this is a small town and a lot of people respect you for your appearance, so why wouldn’t you dress like a hooligan? Come on let’s get out of here before someone sees me with you dressed like that and that start talking.” Aunt Lucy lectured.
“Did you hear how she spoke to Lee in that salon? I mean how rude can one person be? What a total Llama faced cow” Rosie vented her frustration upon Daisy who just stood there and listened, “Urgh! She’s got me all wound up now, I’m going bathroom before I go bed.”
Daisy didn’t say anything, Rosie had been this way since that night at Bridgeport, and Daisy assumed Rosie had a lot of unresolved anger built up inside her, Rosie hadn’t dealt with their parents’ death, at least Daisy hadn’t seen her deal with it and it seemed to all be pouring out of her twin now.
“I’ve become a pro at this, it’s all so natural” She thought to herself.
“I noticed you seemed a little over excited when talking to Chad today, why was that?” Aunt Lucy asked.
“I looked up to him, he’s a supurb footballer and I really wished I had the chance to join the football team he used to be on, but mum died and my family needed me more then I needed to be a footballer” Thomas replied.
“Well then we shall have to put that right, I will see if there is any opening for the team or any jobs going at the stadium, I do own 60% of the company so should have some influence.” Aunt Lucy suggested.
“Thank you so much and I’m sorry about Lee’s makeover, he’s just been into that stuff for a while now, but I’ll talk to him and get him to change the clothes” Thomas offered.
“It’s ok. I understand, I was too harsh on him. He’s a lot like what your mother used to be like at that age so I suppose it can’t be that bad she turned out ok.” Aunt Lucy said, “You really love them don’t you?”
Thomas thought about what Aunt Lucy said, before responding “They are my sibling so of course I love them, and they are great kids, apart from one time I’ve never known them to be break the rules.”
Just as Thomas finished speaking he heard a crash from above and then one of the girls screaming. Thomas jumped from his seat and ran upstairs.