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01 April 2013 @ 11:55 pm
The Ink Family Legacy: Generation 5, Chapter 11 Part 3  

Wait, this cover is technically a spoiler! Oh well. It's not that much of a surprise that Pippa grows up, right?

This chapter also features a really, really cool house that I could not even come close to building. It's by Bangsain - search "Moonlight Falls Huckleberry Lane Alchemists House" on MS3B!

| Part One | Part Two |

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“Okay - September Ink, right?”


“You’re auditioning for the main role, correct?”

“Um, yes.”

“Wow, you even came in makeup! That’s dedication. Okay we’ll start the music - whenever you’re ready!”

To tell the truth, Temmy almost didn’t show up for the audition, but at the last second Sophie had wrestled her into the bathroom and painted over half her face. She wasn’t even sure if this was the makeup they were going to use! Sophie said she just imitated the style of the professional version.

Now that Sophia had worked so hard, September had to at least try, right? The music started, she took a deep breath, and away she went.

She rarely thought during dance.

Or, if she did, she didn’t remember. September practiced so much that it was all muscle memory - a pirouette here, a leap there. Spin once, twice, thrice, and left. Once, twice, thrice, and back.

The ballet itself was a little confusing to her, even after watching it several times. Her character has died young and is given the chance to save herself by correcting her past misdeeds, but ends up falling prey to the same temptations and ultimately fails. Not exactly uplifting.

Even if she didn’t understand it, she hoped she could at least portray it. She wanted to give off the appearance of the character, not ‘I’m September and what is this’.

The music came to an end just as she knew it would. Not too long ago she would have stumbled at the end, unprepared, but she had fixed that (mostly).

“Um, thank you.” she murmured. “I hope that was okay.”

The look on the judges’ face indicated that it was more than okay!

“Kiddo, you are definitely getting a call back.”

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Now that Zoey was older, Abel and Kira trusted her to walk Pippa from time to time. St. Claire was fairly safe, Zoey was a smart girl, and Pippa was a big dog, so she was probably fine.

I mean, it didn’t stop her parents and siblings from following her from time to time, but whatever.

But on one such occasion when she was truly on her own, Zoey decided to take a short detour. She knew Abel wasn’t expecting her home for another hour or so anyway.

The neighborhood was always pretty and very interesting! There were plenty of rocks to turn over and flowers to pick. Sometimes the flowers Zoey picked turned into butterflies, which still scared her every time, but she didn’t do that so much on accident anymore. It’d be nice if she could do it on purpose though!

Today wasn’t a day for collecting, though. Pippa seemed uninterested in her usual pursuits and instead appeared to be following an interesting scent trail, taking Zoey along for the ride!

They twisted down the roadway into a new neighborhood, ending up next to a house that Zoey had never seen before. It sure looked impressive!

Then, faintly, Zoey heard her name.

“Hey! Zoey!”

“Zoey Ink, right? Hey, come over here~!”

Pippa was more than happy to tug Zoey along towards the girl, who looked very familiar to her. Was she a classmate...?

Pippa barked and slobbered all over the girl’s hands as she giggled.

“Heh heh, good doggy! Here, have a treat.”

"Um, sorry about Pippa." Zoey said, tugging her dog away by the collar. "She's a little too friendly sometimes."

"No, she's a good dog! I'm jealous, Gramps won't let me let us have a dog." The girl paused, noting Zoey's perplexed look. "You remember me, right? I'm Ruth! We've had art together since kindergarten."

"R-right! No, I totally knew that." Zoey lied. "I was just, um, admiring your house. I didn't think it would look like this! It must be really cool on the inside."

"Oh, would you like to come in?" Ruth offered. "We have some left over tea and cookies from earlier! Pippa can come in too if she doesn't chew on anything."

"Okay! That sounds like fun~!"

Zoey knew that the house had to be big, but she had no idea how big until she stepped inside. There were hallways leading everywhere, half opened doors belaying large rooms on the other side.

"I know Gramps is around here somewhere..." Ruth mused. "I gotta introduce you first. He's not big on strangers. But you're my friend, so it's okay!"

"Uh...if you say so..."

"Oh, you know what? I bet he's in the study! Here, follow me over to the balcony!"

Zoey nodded absentmindedly, dazed at the proportions of the house. So many books! She bet that Alex would be happy in a place like this.

"Hey Gramps! Graaaaaaamps."

"Ruth, for the last time, at least address me as Grandfather."

"Gramps, I brought a friend over! Can she stay for tea?"

Zoey heard a faint sigh, which was all Ruth needed for conformation. Grabbing Zoey's hand, she whirled around and led her down the stairs.

"See Gramps, I even asked first this time!" Ruth laughed. "Don't say I never listen!"

"Anyways~" Ruth continued, slinging an arm over Zoey's shoulders, "This is my friend Zoey Ink! I've talked about her before, remember? Zoey, say hi!"

"Um, pleased to meet you, Sir."

The man regarded the two girls coolly. He seemed like a very stern man, dressed in antiquated clothes like Ruth. After a moment or two, he looked away.

"Just be quiet - I'm trying to study."

"Sure thing!! C'mon Zoey, the kitchen's this way..."

A delicious tea and cookie interlude later found Zoey on the couch with Ruth, chatting animatedly away. It turned out the two had a lot in common! Zoey wondered why the two had never spoken before.

Pippa, for her part, had gorged herself on stale biscuits and was sleeping it off in front of the fireplace. The fire was rarely lit back home (September compulsively put it out), so she basked in the opportunity.

"Heh heh, she sure is at home, isn't she?" Ruth laughed.

"Yep! It helps that your house is so cozy." Zoey complimented.

"What, this old place? More cramped than cozy, I'd say."

"Gramps is soooo into all this old boring stuff. Old books, old clothes, bleh! No one ever wants to come over 'cause this place reeks of the Victorian era." Ruth lamented.

"Aww, don't say that! I think it's cool!" Zoey replied earnestly. "I'd definitely come over again!"

Ruth paused. "Well, you don't have to be that nice. I know I'm pretty weird!"

"Not any weirder than the next person, I think. We have a lot in common, actually! We should hang out at school more!"

"Zoey, you're too nice! That's why you're popular. You don't wanna ruin that for someone like me. 'Sides, come middle school I'm going to a private school anyway! No more muggles for me."

"No more what?"

"Never mind."

"Um, well I don't know anything about 'mugglets' or whatever, but we're only in the third grade! We've got plenty of time to be friends! And we can still be friends after you transfer too!"

"Aww, thanks~! You're really nice, Zoey. Who knows - maybe you could transfer with me!"

"Um, I'm not so sure I'm cut out for fancy private schools."

"Oh, I don't know about that."



But for every parade, there's someone doing a rain dance.

"Hey! Ruth, what do you think you're doing?!"

"Ugggggh, go away Zeke!"

Zoey was struck with how alike the two looked! But Ruth didn't have a brother, as far as she knew...

"Um...hello?" Zoey ventured.

"I'm not talking to you." the boy replied rudely. "Ruth, you know Grandfather doesn't like visitors."

"I already talked to Gramps, ya doof! Now quit bothering us." Ruth replied.

"It's time for our afternoon lessons anyway! It's time for her to leave."

Ruth rolled her eyes dramatically and slid off the couch with a belabored sigh. "Sorry Zoey - Mr. Wet Blanket here is right."

"I-it's okay! I should probably get going anyway. Sorry, um..."

"Don't apologize to that loser!" Ruth intervened. "That's Ezekiel, my cousin and a professional bore. Be thankful he considers himself 'too good for the peasants' at the public school."

"Heh heh!"

"Hey, listen - I usually eat lunch in the blue hallway! I'll save you a seat tomorrow, okay?" Zoey offered.

"Aww, Zoey, you're the best~! I'll be there for sure!"

New friend secured! You could almost see the person-person-plus sign sparkling overhead, Zoey gaining 500 LTP, and immediately rolling a new wish to 'Become Good Friends with Ruth Mathias'. But you don't actually see any of those things, because that would be ridiculous.

"Hurry up!"

"Shut up Zeke! I am deep in the throes of a friendly hug, I cannot hear you now."

Yes, let's click his interruption out of the queue before the whole interaction drops. And let's move onto the next story before this gets too meta and the fourth wall tips over from all this leaning we're subjecting it to.

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Now that Alex was of the proper age to use it, he found himself spending a lot of time researching what Amélie had mysteriously dubbed the "Alchemy Station". Alex found the name fairly ridiculous - it didn't even transmute gold - but some of the potions described within were worthwhile...

But he was not without his distractions.

"Dylan...? What could he want?"


"Are you free?"

"As free as I usually am."

"So that's a yes, then. Listen, meet me downtown. I want to eat something spicy."

"What, now? You realize what time it is, right?"

"...I know. Sorry, never mind."

"Calm down, I never said I wouldn't come. See you in twenty minutes."

Alex knew he shouldn't be giving Dylan a hard time. After all, he only called Alex up like this when something bad had happened. Unfortunately, these calls were more frequent these days.

Dylan usually neglected to tell Alex which food joint they were supposed to meet at, but Alex had gotten pretty good at guessing. There was only one place in St. Claire that sold Sriracha Soup - a kitschy little place with mismatched furniture and bright colors.

“See? I only took nineteen minutes. I’m getting better at this game.” Alex said conversationally.

“Guess that means I should step it up, huh?” Dylan chuckled.

Alex pondered whether he should ask what was wrong right away, but Dylan sprang up from his seat before Alex could start.

“God, I’m starving! C’mon Lex, let’s get in line.”

“Let’s see...Sriracha Soup with chili flakes, please.” Dylan said. “Ghost chili, none of that jalapeno b.s.”

The cashier looked mildly concerned, but took down the order anyway. “And you?” he said, addressing Alex.

“Curry, I guess.”

The two scarfed down their meals, trying to outlast the other without water to soothe the spice.

The conversation was mostly superficial, with Dylan doing most of the talking as usual. Alex let him, knowing that he’d bring up the real reason for this eventually.

“So that’s how the interview with the dean went! Front page of the school paper for sure. I’m telling you Lex, investigative journalism is my calling!”

“Well, you are pretty nosy.”

“Like you can talk!”

The two of them were ushered out of the restaurant after half an hour of loitering, leaving them to walk down the street under a cloudy sky. It was a Thursday evening and hardly anyone was out and about.

“Ah, that was refreshing!” Dylan said. “Nothing like a little mouth deadening spice.”

“So do you want to talk about it?”

Dylan didn’t turn back towards Alex, merely altering his course towards a nearby picnic table.

Once the two of them were seated, Dylan finally said, “Mum’s trying to get me into an all girls’ boarding school.”

“Ah.” Well, that would certainly explain his dour mood. “The one Delilah goes to?”


“What does your dad think?”

“Dad’s on my side, as usual. And so is Delilah, only because she would die of embarrassment if anyone knew we were related.” Dylan laughed sardonically.

After a moment of consideration, he continued, “I know that, as far as guys like me go, I’m pretty lucky. Everyone’s been pretty accommodating, and I think I’ve got 90% compliance on the whole male pronoun thing. But then there’s days like this.”

“You know you don’t have to put up with her shit, Dylan.” Alex said fiercely. “You’re you, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”

Dylan laughed again, but it sounded more sincere this time. “Yeah, yeah. I know you’re in my corner. Thanks.”

His voice wavered a bit on the last word, and he reached out to hold Alex’s hand. He met him halfway, and they sat quietly for a while longer. Although the sky was heavy and gray, it never did rain.

Dylan finally got to his feet and announced, “Okay, enough of that! I’ve got more important things to worry about!”

“Too important to visit? Pretty sure my mom’s bringing home cheesecake tonight.”

Dylan smiled. “Like I could ever miss food at your house! C’mon, let’s go!”

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Kira was still at work, so Alex and Dylan decided to hang out in his room for a bit. This was pretty typical for them, but today would prove different.

“Wait. Do you hear that?” Alex said, pausing.


Alex motioned for Dylan to lower his voice, then whispered, “Jude’s home. I think he’s on the phone. I’m going to listen for a bit.”

“Wait - Jude? The brother you think is involved in some sketchy stuff?”

“The very same.”

“Dude, eavesdropping is probably not a great idea here...”

“C’mon - are you a journalist or not?”


“I honestly thought it would be done by now, James.”

“Yes, I know it’s hard to do this with the Clubs everywhere, but you need to trust me.”


“No, we’re not going to Tobias with this. It’s a side project, remember?”


“What do you mean you can’t find her? She’s eight years old, there’s not too many places she can be. Check the school, catch her between the bus and her house.”


“I told you - this is the only way to get to him. He won’t accept our bribe, so...yes, I know this is Clubs territory! Shut up with that already!”



“No, I thought I heard something. Hold on.”

The hallway was empty, but Jude knew it hadn’t been a few moments ago. He wasn’t stupid - as a vampire, he could hear panicked breathing just around the corner. It was probably just Zoey...or Alex and his nosy friend.

Jude weighed his options. The situation with James was time sensitive, and he really didn’t have the time to fight with his brother. Besides, even if Alex overheard, what could he do? There were no names, no locations, nothing to be a lead.

“Yeah, it was nothing James." Jude murmured. "My siblings are a pain in the ass. I just have to watch what I say...”

With that, he turned and reentered his room, shutting his door behind him once more.

"Wh-what the hell was that?!" Dylan whispered. "Was he seriously talking about kidnapping someone?!"


"Lex, what the hell is your brother doing?!"

Alex sighed, dropping his head into his hand. "I was afraid it would come to this. With Mom and Dad so lax, always turning a blind eye...I knew I'd have to do this myself."

"Do what?"

"Listen, Dylan. Let me start by saying that you have no obligation to help me, okay? This could get dangerous - really dangerous. He's my responsibility, not yours."

To his surprise, Dylan laughed. "Well, when you put it like that, how could I refuse?"

"Dill, I'm serious-"

"And so am I. Look, we stick together, okay? I'm willing to fight an evil vampire with you."

"Besides, a little danger is the status quo for my line of work!"

Alex hesitated, then nodded, motioning for Dylan to follow him.

"There's a reason I've been spending so much time at the alchemy station." Alex said, rummaging through the drawers of his lab table.

"That weird thing in the study?"

"Yes. Truth is, I've been trying to identify something for some time now. I don't know where it came from, but it was entrusted to me and me alone. I think this is what I was supposed to use it for."

"What are you talking-"

"-about...? Whoah. What's that?!"

Beside Alex sat a glass vial of softly glowing blue, swirling in a state between liquid and gas.

"A bottle of potent cure. It used to be very rare twenty years ago, and it's still hard to come by these days. My father very likely had to take something of this nature to restore his humanity."

"And, if I'm right, it's the only hope we have against Jude."

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See, I told you that Amélie's gift would show up eventually! Alex doesn't quite remember it was her, but he's a smart kid. She knew he'd figure it out.

Next chapter is the last of the generation! Zoey will do some magic! Alex will confront Jude, maybe! September and Sen may actually encounter aliens! Who knows what the hell Sophie will do! Jude will do some actual villainy and not go to an expositional meeting! Whoa!

Also, Abel and Kira are five days from elder and I'm going to cry. What happened to my little teen pop stars?! ;^;

Okay, that's enough out of me. To everyone who's stories I read, I'm sorry for not commenting! But trust me, I'm reading. I just...get ashamed to show my face when I don't update for so long... XD
Current Mood: tiredtired
tale_legacytale_legacy on April 2nd, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh this made my week ^-^ And yet again...you leave me unsure who I am backing and I don't know what to believe on so many levels...so there is only one logical way of doing this...CHILD BY CHILD TIME.

Temmy...Oh Temmy. You sweet shy little thing you <3 And with the dance she and Sen did <3 My feels are in tatters <3 I'm glad she decided to stick at it though <3

Soph - Um..what. WEREWOLVES <3 As we all know I have an attachment to them but...not Jas D: Why would a wolf do that D: Why must you play with my freels so? O.O On the plus..it was sweet to see her show a somewhat..tender side? But then the wolf had to go ruin it -___-

Zoey - Is REALLY starting to grow on me <3 She is just so adorablr (but then what Ink isn't?) and she already has an interesting friend :D And cousin of said friend ;) And she loves dogs...THIS GETS HER BROWNIE POINTS <3

Al - He is just so damn sentimental and grown up <3 It's adorable <3 So much so like both his father and grandfather ;) Not just in looks so it appears <3 He is just such a good friend to Dylan, and in a way..I really hope he DOES bust Jude...but then again...

JUDE - Why must you get yourself into such stupid yet exciting situations? Why dammn it >.< Sure he and Pearl are just adorable...if not irresponsible, but that doesn't mean you can pull stunts like this! Which indanger EVERYONE might I add....For the time being he's on my naughty step. There I said it -_-

I wish I could have went into more detail but I have to leave soon however I still think its my longest comment ever XD As ever, great chapter :D
inkwisteriainkwisteria on April 5th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
Child by child is how I write, so child by child is a reasonable way to review them! ;D

Temmy is so sweet, it's almost a shame she's an Ink and bound to have complications thrown at her by me. She has a break this chapter, but the next one, well...

Heh heh, I do know how you love werewolves. And yes, Sophie gets one moment of emotional vulnerability a year, and the wolf ruined it. Tough luck, Jas. XD

Zoey is adorable, but what kind of witch has a dog as a familiar?! She's ruining all the tropes already. >:[

Yes, Alex inherited the looks and sentimentality of his father and grandfather before him. Both Jin and Abel were big softies, and so is Al at heart. However, he's super into justice, seeing things as black and white...

Jude is currently sitting on the naughty step, looking contrite. But don't you believe him, he's going to turn around and kidnap someone and basically ruin everything. Bad Jude! Bad!

Thanks so much for commenting~!
alexavo_thesims on April 2nd, 2013 10:15 am (UTC)
Yes! I'm always so happy to see your new super long chapters, they make my day :) Sophie is so cool and i just love how she changes hair colour so much but suits every colour :D I see werewolves in her future! I love how you showed that guy has a wolf, it makes it seem much mysterious :) September is so cute and shy! I love her and Sen together, its so cute! But its going to be confusing if they get married and no-one can see the groom except the bride haha! Judes storyline is so exciting and i cant wait for it to develop :) Pearl is adorable but I hope she knows whats she's getting into marrying an ink, especially Jude! I dont trust that Mary, actually i dont trust any of the kings, queens, and aces anyway :P I keep forgetting that Dylan is a girl and i was so confused when i saw her breasts! haha, but i think he should stop mithering in Judes buisness or he'll be in a lot of danger! I have to apologise but i forgot the witches name and because im on my phone on the livejoural app i cant go back and look because i might loose the whole comment, haha, is it Alice? or was that her friend? lol, im sorry :P Anyway i really like her and cant wait for her and her witch friend to start causing trouble! I love the house, and Pippa too! Cant wait for the next chapter! Sorry if theres any spelling mistakes, im on my phone haha :P
alexavo_thesims on April 2nd, 2013 10:17 am (UTC)
ooops, its zoey and ruth! sorry, i dont know where u got alice from, haha!
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purpleplumbobspurpleplumbobs on April 2nd, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
OH yes! New Ink legacy chapter! My day just got 100% sweeter.

First off, I love Sophie to death. She's hilarious and weird and wonderful and all those things, and she's a great sister to Temmy and I just have a lot of respect for her. I'm a little worried about Jasper, for more than one reason. Handling Sophie AND juggling possible lycanthrope-ism? Quite a challenge!

I am considering promoting Temmy/Sen to OTP status because they're so cute together d'aww. I love the dance scene. Hoping for good things for her and Sen, but I know better with you as a writer.

I'm still digging the Alex vs Jude stuff. Good vs. evil, but now Good has a sidekick! I love Dylan, and can't wait to see what you do with him in future chapters. I can see their relationship going far!

I'm a little apprehensive about Jude and what he's up to. Cheating on his girlfriend? Kidnapping?? I hope you know what you're doing.

And Zoey is fast becoming a favorite of mine. She's adorable, and witches are cool, yo. Her storyline is just beginning, and I'm itching to know more!

Waiting with bated breath for the next chapter!
inkwisteriainkwisteria on April 5th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
Sophie is definitely a lot for anyone to handle, especially poor Jasper. Although he's a supernatural fan, his life may be getting /too/ weird for him...

Temmy/Sen is a wonderful OTP to have, because it's practically canon! But that doesn't mean there won't be challenges~ ;D

Jude vs Alex is definitely going to blow up in a big way next chapter. These brothers are on a collision course...

Zoey's still young, so she's got a lot of story left to go! Hopefully next chapter will reveal enough to give a hint of its scope!

Thanks so much for commenting~!
roxmorgirl: Rue Atwoodroxmorgirl on April 2nd, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
I seriously get irrationally unreasonably excited when I see a chapter of yours. Oh my gosh. BEST DAY EVER!!!!

Okay also I wanted to compliment you - you squeezed it all into just THREE parts!!! I'm so proud :')

Hahaha anyway, that aside. This was, as always, a phenomenal chapter! Except that I hate you, you know why? I CAN'T POSSIBLY PICK JUST ONE OF THESE KIDS AS HEIR!!!!!! D:

Every time it was one of their turn to be in the chapter spotlight I was like "Yeah, that's the one! That's the one I'll vote for!" The problem is there are FIVE OF THEM and I can't vote for all of them.

First of all, Jude is HOT as a YA. HE TURNED OUT SO AWESOME. But he's also awful at the same time... I'm so conflicted D: His storyline is fascinating, and I can't wait to see what happens next chapter! That phone call was certainly ominous! O.O Also, Pearl is a total sweetheart and probably shouldn't marry Jude :S

But I love love love the twins! I have a soft spot for Ember, she's so adorable and shy and the ballet audition was wonderful and I'm so proud of her and I want her to marry Sen because he's adorable and has blue hair and they danced together which was so sweet! And her talk with Abel was adorable because Abel is adorable and the best father ever and I'm so glad he loves his children but GAH I love September!

But I also love Sophie!! D: She's got such a fun personality! The paranormal club is my fave. Although that interaction with the werewolf was pretty scary! Hmmmm Jasper! I hope she marries him xD And has WEREWOLF BABIES! <3 Ahem. I guess I'm a little ahead of myself. xD

THEN, there's Alex, and guess what? I LOVE HIM. He and Dylan are the best. I hope Dylan doesn't have to go to an all-girls' school :( He's so awesome and they are quite the dynamic duo of investigative journalists, hmm? ;) I'm REALLY looking forward to a Jude/Alex showdown, hehehehe >:D

AND FINALLY HOLY SHIT IF ZOEY GOES TO HOGWARTS I WILL LITERALLY DIE. I'm serious, I will disregard everything I love about all the other kids and vote for Zoey if that is the plotline here. OH MY GOD. You can probably imagine my reaction when Ruth was like, "I'm leaving for private boarding school when I'm eleven because fuck you muggles" I'M GOING TO DIE PLEASE GO TO HOGWARTS WITH RUTH AAAAAHHHHHH.


Anywayyyy, wonderful chapter as always Amanda! I wish this didn't have to mean a long wait in between, haha. I can't wait for the next <3 Also, I don't think it's weird if you comment even when you haven't posted in awhile! I always like hearing from you ;D

inkwisteriainkwisteria on April 5th, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
Heh heh heh~

I know - three parts is a record these days! I'm so long winded. XD

That's why each kid has to have a scene in the spotlight - so I can confuse you all more~ Although truth be told, I just don't want to let go of any of them! But...it's been over a year... XD

Jude has all of his parents' good looks and none of their ethics. |D And yes, Pearl definitely shouldn't marry Jude - she'd gain lovely in laws, but at what price?!

Weeeeell, babies may not be that far away! Not for the twins quite yet, though. But hey, they turn YA next chapter, and we all know that usually means for sims. XD And no one ships my sims quite like I do, so we'll be certain to see plenty of cute September/Sen~ And even some Sophie/Jasper, probably! He /was/ too normal for her, but that may change...

Alex and Dylan are ready to go all Ace Attorney on Jude! Too bad he's a vampire in the mafia, and they're...teenagers. :I

And I thought you'd like Zoey's part. ;D I have a surprise regarding her... *coughshe'ssuchahufflepuffcough*

Thanks so much for commenting~! And I'll do my best to stay on top of things. |D
tyrfishtyrfish on April 2nd, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
Seeing an Ink chapter always makes me happy!
Okay, I have no idea how I'm going to choose who to vote for. Jude... well. He grew up very well. Damn. Temmy... is just beautiful and her and Sen's relationship makes me happy.... And Sophie's quirkiness and hair dye appeals to me. And then there's Alex... I love his sense of morality and belief that he's responsible for his brother. Oh God, I bet next chapter's going to make me want to vote Zoey too. How are you so good at this, it's unfair xD
I'm a bit worried about that werewolf... and Al's plan... oh and a hundred other things but I guess I'll have to see how it works out...
Also the amount of time it must take to get these amazing shots. I have no idea how you have the patience, but they all look perfect.
It makes me so sad that Abel and Kira are about to age up. Seriously, Abel is my favourite sim ever, joint with Quinn (who I believe you've read in the Tales :P) Every time he gets a scene I just want to go back and read his gen, though I know I'll cry...
Great update. I wish my comment could be longer but I think if I started to go in depth I would never stop writing! I can't wait for the next chapter!
inkwisteriainkwisteria on April 5th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
If everyone knows who to vote for and it never changes, then I haven't done my job. ;D

I'm so fond of all of them, especially since this gen has gone on so long. XD I'll have to let go of them someday...

Heh heh, taking the pictures are the fun part, so I like to indulge. Poses have made it so much easier! It's the writing that's hard, even though I know what I want to say!

I can't believe Abel and Kira are so close to elder either. Rhyme's already there... ;^;

Thanks so much for commenting~!
(Anonymous) on April 2nd, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
Okay. Made my life. I totally just blew off all work I had to do for like, an hour to devour these things. And I have just one thing to say.
*What* just happened??
I mean, Jude: we all knew this would come around eventually. He's chill and all. You know, aside from that questionable stuff. Then September? She's growing up! And the same with Zoey. It's all really sad. It seems like just yesterday I met (and instantly loved) Jin. (On a side note, I really miss him. He's one of my top three family members.) I cannot believe that his children are all so old! It makes me really depressed.
In all of this weirdness and secrecy, it's nice that Sophie is just plain weird. It's refreshing and she's one of my top four favourite characters.
And ohmygosh. Heir poll just around the corner?? I was all decided on who to vote for last chapter. But then you had to go and write this (admittedly awesome and brilliant) chapter? I am now completely stuck between two of them! Gah!
Oh. And quick note on (loving) Jin and teen Alex, the moment I saw his picture I was like JIN. Then I got sad. But happy that at least his line of look-a-likes is still going strong. XD
Brilliant chapter as always! I can't wait for the next expansion pack! ;) Hopefully sooner.... (pleasepleasepleaseplease!!!)
inkwisteriainkwisteria on April 5th, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I procrastinate on homework to write these, so it's only write you do the same to read it! XD

Yes, the kids are all growing up. I too miss Jin - since the story went this way, I feel like I was robbed of playing him. But...I did this to myself... |D

Who knew Sophie's insanity would actually make her fairly normal by Ink standards?

Alex looks so much like Jin that I actually call him that accidentally while writing sometimes. :( If Jin's childhood had been normal, he probably would have ended up much like Alex!

Thanks so much for commenting~! And I'll do my best to update before June! XD
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mandigrrrrmandigrrrr on April 3rd, 2013 12:49 am (UTC)
Nothing I am about to say will be news to you, but I also 'SQUEEEEEd' a little when I saw your chapter. It's always exciting. I think I am liking Zoey, shes unique and adorable.. I don't know how I feel about Alex, but I hope that Jude gets what's coming to him! I like Sophie what she's a little out there, I'm sure she will have an interesting life with, or without you controlling it xD

great chapter AS ALWAYS. I don't mind waiting for them because they take me so long to read!! :D
inkwisteriainkwisteria on April 5th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
Heh heh, trust me, Jude's karma will come around. How soon, I cannot say. ;D

Sophie would be Sophie without me, yeah. I often find her babbling to herself in her room whenever I leave her on her own. She also likes picking fights...such are hot headed sims, I suppose. XD

Thanks so much for commenting~!
tws1996tws1996 on April 6th, 2013 05:44 am (UTC)
Oh so much happenings!

First of all OMG! Werewolves! I love this little group, that Sophia managed to squeeze herself into and take control of her. I mean come on, only Phee can fish for toads and then have a water balloon fight. Jasper is not so extraordinarily ordinary now though. The wolf that got him seems scary though :(

Secondly, I'm glad Temmy went for it, with a bit of help from Abel. Her and Sen are adorable too.

Thirdly, Zoe. I can just imagine her and Pippa just exploring the world together- maybe with adorable puppies too. Ruth seems normal enough, despite her strange clothes, but the grandfather and Zeke... not so much.

Finally, I don't think the big battle at the end of this generation is between Jude and Pearl against the Four Kings- but probably Jude against Alex. Is it bad that I am on the side of evil, Jude rules! Okay... sorry Alex!

So excited for the next update :D!
inkwisteriainkwisteria on April 11th, 2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
Whee~! D

Yes, only Sophie could force her way into a club and not get kicked out despite her shenanigans. XD

Zoey's definitely gonna have Pippa by her side, even if dogs aren't very magical. And Ruth is probably just as weird as her grandfather and Zeke...

Well, you may be right about that battle! ;D And hey - tons of sims are on the side of evil! So you can't really be blamed here. XD

Thanks so much for commenting~!
(Anonymous) on April 6th, 2013 07:07 am (UTC)
So much beautifulness!

I'm so glad you updated, there were so many exciting things in this chapter!

I don't know who I'm going to choose to be heir... D:
inkwisteriainkwisteria on April 11th, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
Heh heh heh, thanks~!

Well, you still have a whole chapter to decide, so take your time. ;)

Thanks so much for commenting~!
(Anonymous) on April 7th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
I cannot wait for the heir poll! I just realized something. No twin has ever been heir.
On a side note, I wrote a (slightly silly) poem praising the Ink Legacy. Here it is.

Ode to Ink
To which every day I click a link
Each generation
Makes us leap with elation
Perfectly built houses
And awesome heir spouses
Throughout this legacy we found
That multiples abound
Each update
Gives us cause to celebrate

Signed, Sabs
inkwisteriainkwisteria on April 11th, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Sabs
Hey, you're right! I never noticed that before. I mean, Abel is a quadruplet, but since the only other choices were too, that doesn't really count. Sol almost won Gen 2 though!

And omg, that poem. I never thought anyone would write something like that about my story! I'm honored. ;^; (Though I do have to disagree with the 'perfectly built houses'. I've gotten much better, but I have a ways to go. XD)

Thanks so, so much for commenting~! <3
(Anonymous) on April 15th, 2013 06:15 am (UTC)
anon because too lazy to log into my account~

I recently started to re-read the entire legacy and had made it to the end when when I got to these chapters; I WAS SO EXCITED. Thank you for making my day!

Jude, Jude, Jude. These shenanigans...WHY MUST YOU PULL THEM? The Karma Bus won't be kind! And it'll be int the form of your baby brother! Jude/Pearl is starting to grow on me too...

Zoey's new friend seems really interesting. And it's adorable how the kind of instantly bonded like that.

Temmy's dance with Sen - I CAN'T HOLD MY FEELS. /that's it. that's all i can coherently come up with for them.

AND WEREWOLVES. I have a feeling Jasper became a /little/ less entirely ordinary...

I officially cannot decide. That's it, ALL the Inks for heir!

I look forward to the last chapter, and being a more frequent commenter!
rainbowfunrainbowfun on April 26th, 2013 10:12 am (UTC)
Woop! Caught up :D ! Lol I love your inferences to the actual game. And tsk tsk, Jude doing bad things. Although him and Pearl are adorable together. As are Temmy and Sen, flksjfanla.
(Anonymous) on May 1st, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
Okay. I officially hate you. Well, maybe not but it's not my fault that you make my feels so damn uncontrollable. WHY MUST YOU MAKE ME CHOOSE BETWEEN SO MANY FRICKING AMAZING POTENTIAL HEIRS. September is just so shy and cute but I also really like Jude and Sophie and Alex and Zoey. Especially Jude and his delinquency.
I swear if you kill any of them I will come to your house and feed you celery because celery is gross and goh probably don't like it. Well, please update soon :o)
(Anonymous) on May 6th, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
I reached the end...
Well, I just finished reading your legacy thus far. It took me about a week to get through it all and now that I'm at the end, I am both happy and sad. Happy to be caught up and sad that I don't have anymore to read! You make sims feel so alive! I've been playing Sims 3 probably more than I should recently and it has a lot to do with your legacy (this is a good thing I promise :P). Just wanted to give you a comment to perhaps spark a little inspiration to write more... :) And so you know you've got another fan!

(Anonymous) on May 9th, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
Oh...My....God. FINALLY!For once in my life I found an amazing legacy that wasnt already over!For once Ill get to vote for the heir!And p.s., ITS ALMOST SUMMER!!!!THATS GREAT BECAUSE NO SCHOOL IN SUMMER AND THEN MAJOR UPDATES!!!!Please don't tell me I'm wrong. you'll crush my spirit xD
So now the questionis this: Temmy, Sophie, or Zoey? :/