Please note the appearance of the refrigerator light - it's important later on

Lilith reached into the refrigerator for the nice friendly ice cream, letting her mind go as blank and white as the refrigerator light.

my refrigerator certainly isn't that glowy

Okay, so apparently she didn’t have chocolate. Vanilla with caramel would have to do. It’s not like she wasn’t used to settling for less.

maybe Sims fridges are radioactive

She shut the refrigerator door with her elbow, mentally shaking herself. She wouldn’t think about that. Jason was gone and she’d worry about that later. Now it was time for ice cream.

he's gonna scoop ya!

The vanilla ice cream was fluffy and creamy and smooth and nice. And the caramel looked a bit like blood.

If you liked The Ice Cream Man, you may also enjoy The Dentist 2: Brace Yourself!

Yes, the caramel was gooey coagulated blood spilled across doughy lumps of flesh.

No, wait, no it wasn’t. It was little rivulets of peace and quiet flowing down tranquil pastoral hills. Much better.

Bleh!  It is the sun!  I must flee!

Lilith carried her bucket of blood and horribly mutilated flesh to the trash can. She felt much better now.

Dear Lilith, we are launching a full-scale invasion on your house.  Sincerely, the Zombies

She sighed and closed her eyes, trying her best to imagine pastoral hills and clear gurgling streams. She failed miserably and wiped a bit of caramel colored blood from her chin.

I think I will start putting secret codes in these

Time to get to work. Surely she’d be able to find something about Seth online. Maybe he had a Twitter? “Today I came back from the dead and made funny lights at my house and trolled all the townspeople, lulz.”

Seriously, Lilith, that's your background?  You're not 12, you know.  Oh yes, secret code!  ABAB left right left right select start

She’d be okay. She had a stomach full of nice ice cream and now she could stare at The Red Checker Duo of Awesomeness and Zombie Guts. Yeah, okay, so it was a bit fangirlish but whatever. They’d been her favorite band since junior high.

Really she's pimping out her legacy.

The first search result was a forum about urban legends and ghost stories. She clicked on the thread titled “The Strange and Weird Story of the Terrible Dr. Morrigan” and settled in for a nice long read.

all the angels sing because you're gonna die

Dr. Seth Morrigan was a famous scientist who moved to Sunset Valley to work at the local research facility.

Lo, for it is the tragic clownfish.  All shall tremble before its tragic emo pain.

At first he appeared to be a normal member of the community. He enjoyed fishing on the beach.

Lo, for it is the tragic watering can.  All shall tremble before its constantly dripping tragic tears.

He had a real green thumb and plants thrived under his care.

Lo, for it is the tragic book of sparkling vampires.  All shall be dazzled before its sparkles.

He could often be seen reading in the park. He did keep to himself somewhat but most of the residents of the Valley thought he was an okay guy.

Screenshot 14 - OLD SCHOOL!

After a few years that began to change. He would wander around town in odd outfits, ranting loudly about life and death.

lol, I love this pic

He would collar random strangers and lecture them endlessly about life fruit and death blossoms and angelfish and deathfish and how it was all a conspiracy and how he would show Death.

And you know, I think that she's actually his boss.

The townspeople were not amused.

Sarah has the coward trait.  If it's not totally obvious.

His wife Sarah was generally liked. She was an excellent cook and would often bring her concoctions to the park for everyone to share. When Dr. Morrigan began his descent into madness everyone felt sorry for her and were worried when they saw her looking so scared.

She's really skinny so she barely shows at all

Her anxiety increased as her waistline began to thicken.

OMG I love this pic so freaking much.

She was seen less and less in public. Occasionally someone would spot her alone on the beach, staring into the surf.

Seth really is adorable.

Dr. Morrigan fell deeper and deeper into madness. He no longer bothered strangers with his rantings. He did not seem to realize that other people even existed.

scary house!  Boo!

As Sarah’s pregnancy progressed they both retreated into the isolated house at 53 Waterfall Way. People thought they’d at least see Sarah when it was time for the baby to be born, but she was never seen again.

Seth choking his fool self

Dr. Morrigan sometimes ventured out to fish and buy seeds. His erratic behavior increased and his ravings began to lose all semblance of being connected to reality. He seemed to think he was arguing with Death.

liar liar house on fire

One night, more than a decade since Sarah had disappeared, a fire broke out at 53 Waterfall Way.

I know what you did last summer

There was no fire alarm. No one called the fire department. It was said that there were no witnesses, that the house was too far away from town for anyone to see the smoke. Thus did the citizens of Sunset Valley assuage their guilt.

If there were witnesses, they never spoke of what they saw.

Yeah, I'm reusing a pic.  What'cha gonna do about it?

Today the house sits vacant, its yard choked with weeds. No one goes to fish at the waterfall anymore. An air of desolation and ruin hangs over the spot.

Teenagers dare each other to go up to the old Morrigan place. They say that that on some nights weird lights come from the house and the insane laughter of Dr. Morrigan can be heard over the booming of the falls.

Are they telling the truth? If you’re brave, perhaps you should go investigate for yourself.

so I told my husband I needed to take pictures

Lilith shut down the computer and shivered. The bits about the fire and Sarah’s disappearance must have been removed from the archives of the Observer. Someone didn’t want people snooping around in the history of the house by the waterfall.

of Lilith shutting down the computer

She pulled back the covers and got into bed. Tomorrow she’d talk to Sam Sekemoto at the library. Maybe he would know more about the fire and what happened to Sarah.

and going to bed.

And she would not think about Jason or ice cream or waffles or blood or even nice pastoral hills. Not at all.

and he laughed a lot.

Lilith closed her eyes, falling into a fitful troubled sleep.

I wonder why?

And she began to dream.

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38 Responses to Legend

  1. tipix7 says:

    *is overly excited for the next chapter*

    Awesome job!


  2. LeapsBarnes says:

    Well awesome as usual. And just as question and curiosity…inducing? lol. Gosh Lillith is strange, lol.


  3. natashamay says:

    Wow. Lillith is a bit morbid at times. Is it just me or does she look a bit vampesc in the last pic. It is a beautiful pic either way.
    Great job!


  4. Hrootbeer says:

    Loved this update. The mystery is just getting deeper. And I’m the type of person who guesses mysteries easily, so I’m just happy to still be hooked and have no clue what’s going to happen 🙂


  5. sarah says:

    I LOVE your legacy something fierce. And the mouseover text in the pictures was hilarious. I can’t wait to see how this Prologue turns out!!


  6. gfitz says:

    Oh my gosh this is great! I am completely hooked! And I remember your legacy stories from ages ago at the EA site, way back in 2005!

    Lilith is a hoot and I can’t wait to see what mischief she gets into!


  7. simsaurus says:

    I love this legacy. It’s so well-written!


  8. Anonymous says:

    OH MY GOD! THIS IS THE BEST STORY EVER!!!! Can’t wait for THE NEXT UPDATE! Lillith is stange, lol.


  9. QueenL14616 says:

    I just started reading this story tonight and am already so totally addicted. I can’t wait to see what happens to Lillith next. I love your writing style and the witty coments also love the blog title caption “No smoking – the playground is extremely flammable.” LOL. Please keep going and your blog is so going into my favorites now. Oh yeah and thanks now I want chocolate ice cream yumm.


  10. DebC says:

    Lilith has an odd imagination and even odder fascination with blood.

    Am wondering if she is Sarah reincarnated. Or the Morrigans daughter or something. Can’t wait to read more!


  11. Izzy says:

    You inspire me. I’m making a story right now, although not a Sims 3 story. Its going to be about the infamous Bella Goth.


    • medleymisty says:

      Well, I’m glad I inspired you. 🙂 It’s very good creative exercise and fun. I think that Bella would be a wonderful subject for a story – actually Mortimer and her older brother were in the one shot in Legend, so who knows if she’ll show up in this story?


  12. Kansine says:

    Please, update again! 😦 I can’t wait to read more! Ok, I understand that you need time, when you do this so carefully 😛


  13. Samantha says:

    the whole ice cream being bloody and rotting flesh was a bit, umm, interesting. the foreshadowing is just great


  14. I love the transition from the present to the past. Dr. Morrigan seems intriguing, and I love the bit about him possible have a Twitter. 😉


  15. meezletoe says:

    I think I would laugh too. Or at least cry. (Does that ABAB thing really do anything? I selected start, but I see no select button XD).


  16. annielambert says:

    Love the “secret code” in the alternative text. Hilarious! “Dear Lilith, we are launching a full invasion of your house. Sincerely, The Zombies.” So random!


  17. kama674 says:

    Well as amazing as usual! I like the bit when she read the legend about the Morrigan house. I must say that it was pretty scary especially the bit about Sarah’s disapearence! Love it keep up the good work!


  18. SweetDalilah says:

    Wow! Words can’t explain how I fell now.

    Well I will finish reading for today. It’s 00:45 a.m. in my country and I’m tired, but I will definitely be reading again tomorow.


    • medleymisty says:

      Thank you! Although man, you stopped right before Nightmare!

      When you come back for Nightmare, pay attention. It’s a very important chapter. 😉

      And again, thank you. I am so happy that you decided to check it out and that you like it enough to keep reading, and feel free to comment whenever you like – I like to see people’s thoughts on the story develop as they read it.


  19. Hellycat says:

    That genuinally creeped me! You are such a great writer!


  20. FortA says:

    Hmmm…carmel = blood? Umm, Lillith? Everything okay?


  21. Valpre says:

    Wow, you weren’t kidding when you said your stuff rocks on S.B’s blog. It really does!
    Off to read some more 🙂


  22. Katrea says:

    Lilith, you’re supposed to be thinking pleasant, comforting thoughts while you enjoy your ice cream, not horrifying, morbid thoughts! lol
    Seth is definitely an interesting, if not crazy, character. I sometimes wonder if crazy people actually know the truth about the world and us majority are suppressing the truth… then I freak myself out.
    I’m enjoying your story and can’t wait to read more!


    • medleymisty says:

      Wooo, I’m glad you like it. 🙂

      The ice cream metaphors in this chapter always get people, lol.

      Yes, Seth is an interesting character. *smiles hugely* There is a reason why he is my avatar, and why my biggest writing project between Valley and now is his backstory, a full text story about him when he was 15.

      And actually – that’s a really good observation about Seth, with him knowing the truth about the world. A friend commented on a recent short story featuring Seth with something like “Why does Seth’s madness make so much sense?”


  23. lilac16 says:

    I know I am commenting like a billion years after this was posted, but if you happen to read this, just know that you are fantastic and amazingly talented with words. I love the foreshadowing and the details and all the good pictures….I am hooked! 🙂


    • medleymisty says:

      I am still here! 🙂 And I love that people are still enjoying Valley years after I finished it. 🙂 Yay thank you!

      Also you’re just in time – I’m starting work on a Christmas story featuring the Valley characters, and then after that – it’s back to work on Valley 2, aka Howling at the Moon – got three chapters of it up so far. 🙂

      Thank you really a lot. I deeply appreciate this, and I needed this right now.


  24. lilac16 says:

    Your welcome 🙂 Cool I will have to check both those out if I get finished reading this..I’m a little busy this time of year…well we all are. Merry Christmas!!!


  25. Spooky story! Very well written. I wonder what on earth happened to Sarah… and their baby. Must. Read. More.


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