Sunset

Oooh, what'cha gonna do when they come for you?

“Jason! I asked what you were doing!”

Lilith’s voice ripped its way through his chest, adrenalin following in its wake.

“Errr, ummm….”

oooh, somebody's in trouble

“Well?”

Jason surfaced from the trash can and dusted off his hands. How could she just stand there all self-righteous? He’d waited and waited and she’d never called or come home and she’d been so weird lately and he didn’t want to do this, he didn’t. It was fascist. But then fascism made trains run on time, and she certainly wasn’t on time was she? So maybe a little fascism was needed.

Lilith is a bit upset

“I can’t believe you, Jason! Just this morning you said that you didn’t like doing this, and now what? Are you going to write a little report about me? Tell your boss about how I’m going to bring down the government with old soda cans and pizza boxes?”

Jason is easily confused

“I don’t know, Lilith. Maybe I will tell them that. What were you doing today, anyway? Because I kind of remember you saying you’d call me after work, that we’d go out and do something. I know when you get off work, and that was hours ago. Where were you, Lilith? Huh?”

Lilith is struck

The back door of her mind finally gave in to the pressure and burst open, realizations flooding out. She’d been so excited about her new assignment that she hadn’t noticed the time. She hadn’t even noticed her co-workers leaving. She’d been absorbed in the Observer’s archives, surrounded by the world of fifty years ago. She had totally forgotten about Jason.

Jason all mad and stuff

“Going through your trash is the only way I can find out anything about you! You don’t talk anymore, Lilith! You don’t talk, you don’t listen, you don’t even look at me. It’s like I’m not even there. Like your world is for Lilith’s eyes only, and I’m not allowed inside.”

Lilith is upset

“Apparently you don’t talk either. You could have said something, you know. Instead of keeping it all bottled up until it exploded in my garbage.”

Buuuuurn.

“There wasn’t any point trying to talk. You wouldn’t have heard.”

err, umm - screenshot 87

Suddenly Lilith felt very very tired. And angry. But mostly tired.

She glared at Jason, wishing he would just go away and leave her alone. Alone was nice. Alone was quiet and peace. And ice cream. Definitely ice cream. She deserved ice cream.

bye bye now

She pulled a worn moth-eaten fake smile from her wardrobe of fake happiness and shoved the tears all the way to the back.

“Look, it’s getting a bit late and my big meeting at work, the one I noticed you did not ask about, was about a story that I really need to work on. So it’s not like I don’t care desperately about your insecurity and deep emotional issues, but I think we can talk about that later.”

Jason is a sad panda

Did she really just say that? Did she really just stand there and say that? She did not just say that.

He didn’t have to take this. He shouldn’t have to take this. He should just leave and go find someone who would appreciate him. She didn’t want him around anyway. She didn’t want him. He was stupid and useless and just got in the way and she didn’t want him.

Fine. Whatever. It’s not like he even really cared.

He had to get away from her and her silence and disdain and non-wantingness. He had to get away now.

Jason is the new brave Sir Robin

Jason turned and ran, leaving Lilith to ponder on many things. Like ice cream and cute hats and mysterious men from fifty years ago and the huge bottomless pit of pain that had suddenly opened in her soul.

oddly enough I'm not craving ice cream

Lilith headed inside. Ice cream. Ice cream was nice. Ice cream was real. Nothing else seemed quite real at the moment. Was she real? She wasn’t sure. But she was sure about the cold creamy smoothness of chocolate ice cream.

he kept her like a princess, I stole her like the Fort Knox gold

Ice cream. Not waffles. Waffles were bad. Waffles contained the abyss within themselves. You could stare into a waffle and suddenly find yourself confronted with all the secret little ugly truths about yourself that you didn’t want to admit.

Ice cream, though – ice cream was your friend.

You will see her in different clothes eventually, I promise.

Even through the fog of waffles and ice cream and yawning voids of doom, she felt relief as she exchanged her work clothes for pajamas.

She would indulge herself with ice cream, and then she’d get to work and google Seth Morrigan. And she’d pull out her Sunday best smiles from the wardrobe of fake happiness and no one would ever know about the empty hole in her heart.

Not even herself.

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48 Responses to Sunset

  1. LeapsBarnes says:

    Hey!! Awesome chapter. I liked her little…tangent on the properties of ice cream. lol. And her obsession with cute hats. 🙂 I’m so excited to see this legacy start, and to see WHY! it starts. lol. Awesome awesome awesome 😀

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  2. klo85 says:

    This story is awesome!!!

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  3. Hrootbeer says:

    I also enjoyed the rant on ice cream. I personally can’t stand the stuff cause it makes me sick, but I understand the sentiment. I prefer chocolate. Dark chocolate.

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  4. Lizziemay says:

    Very good. I wasn’t sure what this little story was about but after reading your comments i figured it was a legacy. S Lilith is the founder and maybe her weird boyfriend is the spouse?

    Ooooh this is going to be interesting….

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  5. arborfamilylegacy says:

    Oh my god, lol. “Ice cream. Not waffles. Waffles were bad. Waffles contained the abyss within themselves.”

    Totally cracking me up. I LOVE your story!

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  6. Mari says:

    I love this story. It’s really good!

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  7. misshottmess says:

    Woow! You’re story is amazing! Puts my little legacy story to shame hahaha however it has inspired me to someday write a story as intriguing as yours 😀

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  8. Aimlesslee says:

    Great story! I love the format you’re using for the legacy. That makes it even more of a challenge!

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  9. rimsim says:

    Great job! It reads really well and the screenshots are perfect for each line 🙂

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  10. noclue642 says:

    To great for words! I’m adding you to my blogroll! What an interesting story! I read every word. Your humor is hilarious, I can’t get enough of it! I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  11. DebC says:

    I was going to wait until I caught up on all of the chapters to comment, but I have to say…. Jason needs to remember such things like cell phones. He could have called her to ask where she was instead of rooting around in her trash!

    (Also, awesome storytelling!)

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  12. Nikesh! says:

    Heyy 🙂 Loving the legacy; your writing style is pretty much amazing, Lilith’s character really stands out.

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  13. -Lulu- says:

    This is awesome.

    ‘Ice cream though – ice cream was your friend.’

    Cracked up laughing at that. 🙂
    This Sims blog is already my favourite.

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  14. pabo9999 says:

    oh Wow! you’re really good! I thought most people did experiments and I was like the only one who did an actuall Story! I’ve added you to my blog roll and I hope you don’t mind!!!!

    Anoth Sims 3 Storywriter,
    Pabo9999

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    • medleymisty says:

      Thank you! Yeah, there’s not many of us doing plotty type stories with Sims 3 yet, since there’s not a lot of CC or hacks yet.

      There is the chaos mod painting at Mod the Sims 2 that you might want to check out – it has some animations. And other stuff. *shifty eyes*

      And of course I don’t mind anyone adding me to their blogroll. 🙂

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  15. kansine says:

    This is too awesome to handle! XD Your blog would deserve to be more popular that Alice & Kev, this is better!

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  16. BoOnDoCkS says:

    i just love your writing style and you have an amazing way with words. you are such a talented writer.

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    • medleymisty says:

      Thank you! 🙂 Writing is very important to me – I wrote three times in my second grade journal that I wanted to be a “real true story writer” when I grew up. So it’s very self-validating when other people like what I write. I’m glad that you came to check out my little story. 🙂

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  17. Samantha says:

    “And ice cream. Definitely ice cream. She deserved ice cream.”

    I love how ice cream just randomly joins her thought process. Splendid story! I’m already hooked

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  18. hilyer says:

    Great story!! Can’t wait to see what happens! 🙂

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  19. Another great chapter! With Lilith’s thoughts alone, you’re building a very rounded character! I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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    • medleymisty says:

      Yay! I was wondering if maybe you’d read some more and decided that you hated it, lol. Thank you for reading and continuing to comment. I really really appreciate it and it means a lot, because I really like your story and what you’ve done with it.

      The plan is to start writing the next update tonight and hopefully have it done by tomorrow evening for my weekly LJ spam, but you still have quite a ways to go so I guess you’re not worried about updates yet.

      Yesterday Lilith and Jason and a character that you haven’t met yet all came to life in my head and started telling me things, like what songs they like. Should I be worried?

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  20. starsarahs says:

    Loving this story. Funny when she caught Jason going through her garbage ha ha ha

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  21. kama674 says:

    Awsome chapter!

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  22. Prncssluv7 says:

    How do you get your pictures so clear, and keep your computer running the sims. My poor computer has to do overtime lol. I love your blog it makes mine feel so sub par, you are my new motivation lol..this is where I want to be. Good work!!

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    • medleymisty says:

      Thank you! 🙂 Although if Sunset is as far as you’ve gotten – the pictures do get better later on. I learned about things in GIMP like unsharp mask and screen layers.

      I have a fairly decent if aging gaming rig. GeForce 8800 video card, 2.3 GHz quad core processor, and 3 gigs of RAM.

      And that is certainly a compliment and one I don’t feel I deserve, but I appreciate it. 🙂

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  23. TheLunarFox says:

    Ice Cream vs. Waffles is AWESOME! Haha, you are so funny. You’re one of those charismatic writers I’m always so jealous of. Love it!

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    • medleymisty says:

      If this is as far as you’ve gotten I promise the pics get better later on. I learned about screen layers and unsharp mask and stuff.

      Poor Lilith. Comments on earlier chapters have a bittersweet taste these days.

      Thank you. 🙂

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  24. SweetDalilah says:

    I like how you express the thoughts of both Lilith and Jason, especially the ice cream part. Really great. Can’t wait to see what she discovers.

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    • medleymisty says:

      That’s actually the last time you see that – in the rest of the story POV changes get their own update.

      I guess you’re reading Legend now. Pay attention to the one after that. The first half of it is heavily referenced in the newest update and it’s quite a meaningful chapter.

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  25. LoveInACan says:

    Oh wow. Your story is so amazing, I am just speechless. Beautiful writing, beautiful pictures, beautiful plot…Just wow!

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  26. FortA says:

    I must say, being a guy and all, I feel bad for Jason. But, since you know the plot and all, I trust you 😉

    Haha. Loved the ice cream thing – I used to love it! Now I’m lactose intolerant, but when I wasn’t, it was the best.

    FortA

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    • medleymisty says:

      Jason…ah, Jason. At this point I was thinking he was a throwaway character, that he wouldn’t last very long. His character chose a different path than the one I had planned for him, though. 🙂

      That sucks about the lactose intolerance. I don’t like ice cream that much, but it can be yummy on occasion.

      My beta reader for Valley is a guy too. 🙂 Although he didn’t start doing the beta reader thing until somewhere around Alive, maybe? Or Strings?

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  27. Queenio says:

    best story ive read probaly

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  28. Katrea says:

    I can see Jason’s point of view because Lilith was acting so distant… but going through her trash?! Stalker-ish… lol. I can tell his insecurities got the best of him.
    Go enjoy your ice cream Lilith! Every girl deserves some indulgence during stressful times 😛

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  29. lilac16 says:

    Love the ice cream and waffles rant there…I love Lilith’s randomness and obsession with cute hats and having the perfect thing to say every time. ❤

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    • medleymisty says:

      Yeah, Lilith is fun. 🙂 I started a sequel to this story a while ago (will hopefully get to work on the next update for it tomorrow night), and it’s really nice going back and writing Lilith again, and before…well, I don’t know how far you’ve read past this chapter, lol. But yeah, getting a chance to write early Valley Lilith again has been really cool.

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  30. julyvee94 says:

    Hmmm I feel sad for Jason. But his face was hilarious. Oh no she didn’t! But worried about Lilith though. If she keeps pushing back her feelings, she’ll explode someday too 😦

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    • medleymisty says:

      Awww, poor Jason. *hugs for him*

      Lilith is not so good with feelings, I think. Tee hee, explode. 😉 Gosh, it’s weird replying to comments when you know how the story ends because you don’t want to spoil things but people say the best things. 🙂

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  31. Ugh! That got ugly fast. I loved the line about taking down the government with old soda cans and pizza boxes. Jason had a point about not being allowed inside Lilith’s world, but she had a point right back about how he could’ve just asked her. Their relationship had a real sense of a real couple with communication issues. I loved the little tangent about waffles and ice cream. I personally like the two of them together, but I could drown my sorrows in a big cereal bowl of mint chocolate chip – on the counter in the dark, of course. 😉

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    • medleymisty says:

      I’m glad you see it as realistic. 🙂 Especially considering that someone once told me they saw it as a Mary Sue. I was like “Umm, lol, I do not want to be in Lilith’s place. Not at all.”

      Waffles are a thing. I liked it here too, and I just kept running with it.

      I couldn’t, not after the ulcer. No more ice cream for me. *is sad*

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  32. Hailey says:

    This is a fun story so far, I’m liking it! Lillith’s comparisons on ice cream an waffles are hilarious! I say toast a waffle and plop ice cream on top. Win-win!

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