As her belly keeps getting bigger and bigger, Serenity wonders how she’s going to raise her baby all by herself. Her parents are old, they won’t be able to help for long. Heck, her father alone could go at any minute.
So when the labour pangs begin, she isn’t sure to call for help.
Kori and Adrian are both at work, and her father is no help whatsoever. He just stands there jumping up and down, waving his arms, and freaking out.
Luckily cousin Blade is walking past the house at that very moment helps drive her to the hospital.
After a few moments deliberation, Serenity decides to name her newborn baby girl Louna, after the first conversation Serenity ever had with Neal. Where he said her eyes reminded him of the moon.
Meanwhile at the bat cave- I mean Starr Manor...
“Papa! Oh it has been far too long since last we met.”
“Sweet Kori... I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to make it to the parties. Work’s been hectic.”
"Matthew said you needed to speak with me?”
“Yes mother... Serenity has been receiving strange gifts in the mail, and I wished to hear your opinion on the matter.”
“Well... what exactly is going on?”
“Shortly before Neal’s death she began receiving flowers from what Carey and I assume is an admirer. Normally, I would have paid it no heed, but the flowers have continued on past Neal’s death and seem to coincide with the deaths of sims in the neighborhood. You remember Cassie Hillard’s death due to the sudden Meteor Strike, do you not?”
“Yes.” Ella nods. “I remember... it was so tragic. She left behind three grown children.”
“On the topic of children...” Kori begins, changing the topic completely. “Serenity just had a child! Little Louna. She’s simply amazing. The most beautiful child you will ever see!”
“Hold it!” Ella mutters quickly. “Louna was born after Neal’s death? Who’s child is she?”
Kori makes a face. “Neal Comb’s, of course. My daughter is no cheap floozy.”
“I wasn’t trying to say that, Kori... but in my understanding even Grim has rules he cannot break. One of them being that he is unable to take the life of a man or woman while a child is being carried.”
“Those rules come from old stories, mother, nothing more.”
Ella smiles at her oldest daughter. “Dear... I have personally met with Grim over twenty times. I have spoken to him numerous times... the rules are real. I don’t know whats going on... but keep a close eye on Serenity. I will search Grim out tonight, see if I can ask him some questions.”
Serentiy hasn’t even looked at Louna since her birth. She spends all her time with her nose buried in the mysterious book she received from the bookstore manager. She can barely understand it, but its beginning to clear... When it doesn’t, she takes a break to fix up the garden she and Neal had started together.
So Louna’s parenting falls to the new grandparents.
And then to Adrian who never even realized the baby was born.
He decides to spend a bit more time at home from now on. Louna’s a little cutie, and he may as well treat his cousin’s child like his own, seeing as Serenity certainly isn’t doing that.
Luckily the watcher has declared babyhood to be short, and before long, Louna’s birthday has arrived.
Her mother is noticeably absent from the party, but no one decides to mention it.
I don’t know why Louna’s eyes appear so pale in her photos, but they’re actually quite a brilliant shade of green. Just like her father. She’s also inherited Neal’s hair. Its no wonder why Serenity can’t even look at her.
But thats okay. Neal’s mother sent her a toy doll following her father’s death. Louna grows quite fond of it almost immediately.
Ella and Matthew have a new addition to the household, but its not a child. A mysterious young gentleman has moved into the old house with them. He’s given no one his name, but he does seem to have a reason for his sudden appearance...
The twins have aged up:
They’ve both followed their father into the science career.
Their mother has just reached the top of the evil career branch. The red glow only seems to be a turn on for her husband.
GEE I WONDER WHO THE MYSTERIOUS GENTLEMAN IS >_>
Here's a hint: His name is Grim.