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1  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / Re: **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: January 14, 2009, 12:12:21 am
Congrats on your book and you obviously have a talent so I hope we will see a cover and a link once it's published because you have many fans here!

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Thanks for understanding everyone! I will try to mark some time to work on this story whenever I take breaks from the novel and, if it gets published, I will definitely let you all know!
2  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / Re: **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: December 28, 2008, 04:02:58 pm
Sigh...

I am not sure when it will happen, but I DO plan on updating this story. I am just in the midst of writing a "real" novel right now as well as working on several other projects at the same time. I love The Sims and storytelling in general, but I have priorities and, unfortunately, this story comes very low on a long list. This story is also double the effort because, like vickylougrl said, it is the story AND the pictures; both have to be presentable for me to be willing to publish them.

I had wanted to begin working on it again in October, but got a little dismayed because I realized that I was not going to meet my personal deadline for my "real" book and because a couple of comments and PMs I had received about this. To be honest, a couple people said some things that really ticked me off and that has a way of putting a little damper on any creative thoughts about a story I am writing simply because I enjoy characterization.

I know it has been months and months, but I WILL get back to this story. Right now, I want to polish the remaining story because the upcoming plot line changes direction quite a bit and I want to do something more with my images. I cannot promise a date at this point, but the story will get updated eventually. That's all I can say for now...
3  Welcome to insimenator.org / Rules, News & Announcements / Re: We can haz new site NAO? on: December 05, 2008, 10:42:37 pm
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I cannot stop smiling as I look at this site. It is just so awesome that Pescado could do this and so amazingly screw over that Walt guy. I am in total and absolute awe...  Grin
4  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: June 15, 2008, 11:27:04 pm
Yay! I'm glad people are still interested in this story.
5  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: June 12, 2008, 01:41:39 am
Chapter Two (Part 6): Troubled Teen Years




"Look, we're just going in different directions. When we were in the park the other day, it finally dawned on me that we aren't the same people we used to be. I mean...I've been doing so much better in school that I actually have a shot at going to college, but you don't seem to want to go anywhere with me."
"What are you talking about?" she said. "We were fine just the other day. I thought you said you wanted to start over."
His eyes fell to the ground. "I don't know how to say this, but...I've been talking to some friends of mine and...well, Lilith, I just don't think this is going to work out."
She felt her eyes burning, but she looked toward the navy sky in hopes of keeping the tears at bay. "How long have you felt this way?"
"A while. A long while actually, but I just didn't know how to say it to you."
She turned away from him. Despite all her efforts, tears had escaped her eye brims and she did not want to let him see her cry.



         


"Lilith," he said touching her shoulder, but she shrugged his hand off of her.
"Don't touch me."
"Please don't be like that. I still want us to be friends."
She clenched her hands, but still kept her back to him. "Friends? Friends like that Allison girl?"
"Let's not bring her into this," Dirk said. "It's not her fault that we grew apart."
"Grew apart!" Lilith yelled as she turned to face him. "What the hell do you mean grew apart? Don't you know that you're the only thing that's given me any hope? You know what life is like in my house. You know my sister. How can you say this to me?"
He only blinked at her and at that, she allowed the tears freely stream down her face.
"I'm sorry," he said finally. "I don't know what else to say."
"What about me, Dirk? What about me! How am I suppose to live without you?"
He stared at the ground and began to leave. "I don't know. You'll figure it out."



         

The next few weeks went by in a torrent of tears and depression. Days had gone by where Lilith would not even get out of bed and instead, spent the day staring at the ceiling in her bed room and thinking about Dirk. Many times she would find the strength to stare at the telephone wanting to call, but something between pride and anger kept her from doing anything more than dialing the first six numbers and hanging up the phone.
Angela's insults and the constant bickering of her parents did nothing to Lilith's mood. At any other point in time, the rush of Angela's laughs about seeing Dirk and Allison together around town would have sent Lilith into a tizzy of rage, but without the thought of being with Dirk any longer, she simply let the harsh words fall against her with no reaction.



         
       
Daniel and Mary-Sue began new sets of arguments when Lilith came home with a notice from her truant officer that said the parents were due in court to explain their daughter's actions. Mary-Sue accused Daniel of starting Lilith's spiral when he first confronted Dirk. Daniel, taking any side that was not Mary-Sue's blamed his ex-wife for not being more understanding of their "other daughter." Neither parent concerned Lilith any longer. There was nothing else that could be said or done.



        
       
May came into Pleasantview very suddenly and with it came no ease to Lilith's depression. Aside from catching Dirk and Allison on what was once "their" bench during one of her long, aimless walks, Lilith watched as the college acceptance letters came in from around the country for Angela.
"We're so proud of you," Mary-Sue said as she pulled Angela into a hug.
The letter from the Simvard University, the nation's highest ranking undergraduate school, had come in the mail claiming not only Angela's acceptance, but also her full-ride scholarship to the school.
Lilith watched with a heart that could take no more trauma as Mary-Sue and Daniel came together to fawn over their child and went to her room to cry on the floor. Her eighteenth birthday was nearing, but she was all alone. Angela was going off to college, as was Dirk, and Lilith knew that soon she would be out of high school and left with nothing. Everything that Angela had said was about to come true.



         
       
As night fell, Lilith pulled herself to her knees and prayed for the first time in her life. She did not know to whom she was praying, but she was just trying to obtain some sense of hope or peace; something that would give her reason to think the future would bring some peace to her tragic, young life.
Tears came harder as time passed and just when Lilith was ready to give up, she heard a sound from her door.
Angela was in the corner of the room...laughing.
"You are too much," Angela said. "I told you that boy of yours was cheating on you, but you didn't believe me. I told you, you'd never amount to anything. You didn't believe me and here you are, on your knees and crying for something that's never going to happen. Why don't you just do the world a favor and go drown yourself in the pool."



         
       
To Angela's surprise, Lilith did nothing but pull herself up and into her bed. Angela, fully expecting an onslaught of fisticuffs from her twin, stared in awe at the now sobbing person who had once shared an egg with her.
That night, Lilith's tears poured from her eyes and did not stop. Not when she rose in the morning, not when she was sent home from school in the afternoon, not when she put herself to bed again. At times, she would simply stop mid-step and allow the tears to fall, yet her family still ignored her.



         
       
As the pain began to finally subside, Lilith's tears started to dry and, she made up her mind to do whatever she could to end high school on a positive note. She hit the books as she had once done with Dirk and tried to make up for lost time, but soon realized it was too little, too late. The day before their eighteenth birthday, Lilith appealed to her sister for help, but Angela, who spent her days beautifying herself without a shred of ethics or morality concerning those around her, scoffed at Lilith's request.
"Are you kidding me?" she said. "Help you? Honestly! I'm graduating in the top of our class in two weeks and I'm much too busy. And, even if I wasn't, I'm not lifting a finger for a reject like you. My time's too valuable and I know it'll just be wasted."
Lilith did not bother to respond.



         
       
The third of June came and left as a joyous celebration of an eighteenth birth and also accomplishment for Angela Pleasant who was showered with gift upon gift, from a brand new car to two thousand dollars worth of American Express gift cards to be used at her leisure. Mary-Sue and Daniel were so cheerful that it seemed like old times for them...and also Lilith. For her, the day was spent in the dry tub of the upstairs bathroom, the only room in the house that remained dark throughout the day and sufficiently filtered the buoyant noise from Angela's party downstairs. She did not want to see any of her family, who never bothered to congratulate her on pulling up her grades enough, in just one month, to graduate from high school, and Lilith was in no mood to deal with Angela's friends and admirers. With no Dirk to commiserate, she simply wanted to be left alone.



         
       
August came as quickly as May and June had come and gone and, with it, all noises throughout the house regarded Angela's preparation to leave home for school. Dorm accessories had been purchased and books had been gathered for her first term at school. The night before she left her happy childhood home, Angela noticed a figure lying on the sofa. Truth be told, she barely had had time to think about her twin throughout the summer, so when she saw Lilith on the sofa staring at the blank television, she was caught a bit off guard.
If Angela was a nicer person, she might have said some words of encouragement to Lilith at that moment. If Angela was a more sincere person, she might have asked for her sister to come visit her at school, in hopes that she might want to make something of herself. If Angela had even been a moral person, she might have acknowledged that if she was the one born six minutes later, she would have been the one who was hated and emotionally abused throughout her life. Yet Angela was not nice or sincere or moral, and snickered at the sight before her.



         
       
"It's just like I said," Angela laughed. "I'm with Dustin. That boy wised up and dumped you, and you're here all alone." With those last words, Angela left Lilith to her thoughts.
Sighing on the sofa, Lilith still stared at the blank television screen, but it was not a completely empty sigh. Though Angela's premonitions had come to fruition, Lilith thought she could see a vision of herself in the darkened TV set. She saw herself married to a man who loved her and with children she could raise in a happy, love-filled home.
She nodded to herself as she heard Mary-Sue and Daniel shower praise on the daughter they wanted.
"I'm going to leave this house," she thought to herself. "I'll find someone who loves me for me and I'll leave here...and I'll never look back."


       
6  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: June 12, 2008, 01:41:01 am
'Lo all!

No! I'm not dead after all; just rather busy and a little stunted creatively as far as this story is concerned. Outside of having a few bits of writer's block and spending a month getting my game in working condition again after installing FreeTime, I had to take a whole month away from ALL extracurricular fun to focus on school and follow my sims in graduating from a university...(insert more lame excuses)...but all that said, I'm back! And, for the record, I am very much a she/her.

This is the last part of Chapter Two and is rather depressing, but there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Though I feel I must press (and press hard) that this is supposed to be a tragedy, Lilith will experience some happiness soon. I am not completely evil. Smiley

And so, for those of you who still care at this point....
7  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: February 13, 2008, 10:58:10 pm
Quote from: SecretAgentZero;1135802
Thanks for the update.....although you had an legit excuse for not updating for a while.
This story helped me come with my own version of Lilith's life.
Can I share what I have so far with you?


Yeah, definitely! I am going off of how I played out her life in my game. Going off of that is half the struggle when it comes to taking pictures because I have to go back and use different mods to grow sims back "down" and edit them back to the way they were at different points in the story. Send me what you have got. I would love to see!
8  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: February 12, 2008, 10:24:03 pm
Chapter Two (Part 5): Troubled Teen Years




The weeks wore on in Pleasantview, but Lilith found herself falling into a hapless state of melancholy. She wanted to spend every waking minute with Dirk, but the time they had together grew increasing short as his tutoring sessions lasted longer and longer and became more frequent throughout the week.
In addition to her frustration over how her time with her boyfriend was being eaten away by activities that did not include her, Lilith was bombarded with discussions of other people during the little time she did have with Dirk. Their conversations, which used to only include what they were going to do together once they turned eighteen, now always came back to something Dirk had discovered with Allison during his tutoring.
"Oh, and guess what else Allison told me about history," Dirk would say or "Guess what Allison and her brother are doing this weekend!" and then launch into a twenty-minute diatribe about Allison "this" and Allison "that" leaving Lilith more annoyed than satisfied to be spending time with her boyfriend.






Intent to not allow the sparkle to dwindle from her relationship, Lilith tried everything she could to keep Dirk with her and even went with him while Allison tutored him, though she found the sessions frightfully boring.
When she had gone an entire week without even speaking Dirk, Lilith prepared for the worst, but as her heart began to set into a grey depression, Dirk strolled by her house with a wide grin on his face. He had arranged a dinner at the fanciest restaurant in Pleasantview for just the two of them. Even as she listened to Dirk talk about the reservations, her heart beat wildly at the thought of being with Dirk in such an intimate atmosphere.
Lilith practically ran all the way home from school the afternoon before her evening with Dirk and put on the dress she had been saving for a "special" occasion.
"This is the night," she said to herself. "Tonight's the night Dirk is going to propose to me."






When 6:30 had come and gone without any sign of Dirk, Lilith began pacing in the foyer wondering why he had could be running late. By 8:00, Lilith continually called Dirk's house hoping to hear some news, but his father would only answer saying that Dirk had left the house at six o'clock and he had not heard from him.
Fearing the worst, Lilith was ready to "borrow" the car and drive up and down the streets looking for him in case something terrible had happened, but as she headed for the door, Mary-Sue called for her.
"Lilith! Someone's calling for you."






"I'm so sorry, 'Lil," Dirk said into the phone. "Time just got away from me and it's so late already."
Lilith sighed as she attempted to hold back tears. In the living room, Angela and Dustin cuddled together on the sofa, but they had stopped whispering to one another so they could properly hear what Lilith was saying.
"It-It's...It's Okay, Dirk. Can you just come over for a bit so we can spend some time together?"
"I would...really," Dirk said, "but my dad's really mad at me right now for taking off today and I'm kind of grounded."
"Oh...okay. Well, I guess I'll see you a little later..."
Lilith hung up the phone to see Angela nuzzling Dustin's neck with a wicked grin on her face, yet that was not what was troubling Lilith most.
"He never cared what his dad said before," Lilith thought as she slowly trekked to her bedroom. "And why would his dad suddenly ground him for running around all afternoon? We've been gone for days before...heck, we've been arrested together. Why would his dad start caring now?"
That night, every part of Lilith wanted to simply cry herself to sleep. Instead, she stared out her window and watched the moon move across the sky while wondering what she had done to make Dirk want to lie to her.






The next morning, Lilith began calling Dirk every hour on the hour. At first, she started on his cell until it went directly to voicemail and then continued calling his house until his father had told her to stop calling and that he would have Dirk call her when he saw him again. Lilith waited by the phone for the rest of the day, but never got a call.
When she awakened the next day, any vestige of self-pity had vanished and anger simply overwhelmed her. She stormed to Dirk's house before she could stop herself and banged on the door until Dirk came to the door surprised to see her.
"Oh! Hey..."
"Hey?" she said, trying her best not to strike out at him with the same anger she had normally reserved for Angela. "What do you mean 'Hey?' I called and called yesterday, but you never called me back!"
Dirk looked behind him briefly and Lilith could see Allison and a circle of her friends sitting in Dirk's living room.
"What's going on Dirk?"






He closed the door and took a deep breath.
"What do you mean?" he said.
"I thought you were grounded and you're just here hanging out."
"Kind of grounded. You know how my dad can be."
"Oh, so that's it..."
"I'm sorry."
"That's what you said yesterday," Lilith said, braced for an argument. "What is going on?"
"Nothing."
"Then, why didn't you ever call me back? I called you all day long!"
"I'm sorry!"
"Is that the best answer you've got for me? That you're sorry?"
"I am!" Dirk shouted. "I just...Yesterday, we were all hanging out at Allison's and we just got busy."
"We?"
Dirk motioned to the gathering in his house. "Yeah...everybody."
"What about us, Dirk?"
"We're still us. Why don't you come in and meet everybody?"
"I don't want to meet everybody. Half of those kids go to my school and are friends with Angela."
"They're cool people once you get to know them."
"I don't want to get to know them. I just want to spend some time with you."






Dirk opened his mouth to respond as Allison and her friends came out of his house.
"Hey Dirk!" Allison said. "We're heading back to my place for dinner. My mother's making her lobster bisque. Oh...hi Lilith."
Lilith glared at her, but when the full force of her stare turned on Dirk, he took a step backward before gathering his nerve.
"Lilith...come with us. Please. We'll all hang out and we'll have a great time."
Shaking her head, Lilith began to back away from him.
"I can't believe you stood me up to hang out with them..."
"I didn't! I told you I-"
"I don't care, Dirk. You are not the person I thought you were."
"Please Lilith!" Dirk called as she continued to back away from him. "Just hang out with us for a little while."
Lilith paid him no mind and walked, stony-faced, all the way back home to find Angela and Dustin on the backyard swings.
"Get off the swings," she said in a low voice.
Angela and Dustin glanced at one another and quickly left the swing set; neither wanted to risk any further conversation given the expression on Lilith's face.






"Hey," a voice called as twilight faded to darkness around Lilith.
She looked up and found Dirk approaching her, but she made no move to greet him.
"C'mon," he said. "Are you really going to be like that?"
"Like what, Dirk?" she spat. "You chose Allison and her friends over me today. This is the only way I know how to be."
"It wasn't like that."
"Then how was it?"
"I don't want to fight anymore."
"Neither do I."
Silence fell upon them as a warm wind blew Lilith slightly in the swing seat. Dirk dug his toes in the ground as she refused to meet his gaze.
"Well," he said after five minute's silence. "I don't know what's happened between us, but I'd really like it if we could just start over."
Lilith felt her eyebrows rise, but still said nothing.
"C'mon," Dirk said. "We'll go to the park and just hang out. Just you and me."
At that, she glanced at him to find his eyes shining in the moonlight.
"Okay," Lilith said, finding his charming smile too much for her to resist.






That night, they ran the streets like old times and did whatever they wanted to whomever they wanted. However, all the while, even when they were running from the cops chasing them out of the park, Lilith could not shake the feeling that something had changed in Dirk.
His kisses felt different and even the way he held her hand had changed from when they first got together. A part of her wanted to chalk up everything to the both of them growing older, but the nagging concern could not be shaken.
"He's not the kid he used to be," she thought as she finally put herself to bed early Monday morning.
Throughout the next day, the tension that had been pulling Lilith in all directions seemed to lift, even as she passed by people she knew were friends of Allison.
When she got home, she was nearly skipping when she got a message from Dirk asking if she wanted to hang out with him that night.
"What are you so happy about?" Angela said as Lilith brushed past her.
"Don't talk to me," Lilith said.
"Whatever," Angela said. "Oh and by the way...I went for a run today and I saw your boyfriend and some girl holding hands by his house when I ran by there."
Lilith stopped short. "You're a liar."
"What? Why would I lie about something so trivial?"






"You're so full it! He just left me a message about hanging out tonight. Why would he say he wanted to meet at the movies if he was doing something with that girl?"
"Okay fine. Live in denial. I was just trying to prepare you. I don't know why he would've wanted to stay with someone like you for this long anyway."
"Why are you even talking to me?" Lilith yelled. "I just said to leave me alone."
"And everyone thinks the same thing too," Angela continued as if she had not heard Lilith. "Dustin was just telling me other day how I saved him. He was actually thinking about asking you out before I rescued him from himself."
At that, Lilith had to react and within minutes the fight that had ensued between her and Angela had grown so violent that Mary-Sue and Daniel had to pry them apart from each other.
"Get off of me!" Lilith screamed as she pushed Daniel away from her and ran to her room.
She had tried not to let Angela get to her, but she succumbed to the goading nonetheless. The only thoughts that comforted her were those concerning Dirk.
"He and I going out tonight and we're going to live the life we've been planning," she said aloud to herself.






"Hey Loser!" Angela called from the stairs an hour later. "There's someone here for you."
Knowing it could only be Dirk, Lilith ran down the stairs grinning wildly when she saw him at the door.
"I thought I was supposed to meet you at the movies," she said almost shaking with excitement. "Change of plans?"
"Yeah…I guess you could say that."
Lilith noted that there was no happy glint to his face and Angela's words began to echo in her head. Several minutes passed with neither of them saying anything before Dirk broke the silence.
"Lilith," he began, but his eyes fell toward the ground.
"What?" Lilith asked, her heart fearing how he might answer. "What is it?"
"Lilith," he repeated solemn with a seriousness in his eyes Lilith had never seen. "We...we need to talk."






Part Six
9  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: February 12, 2008, 10:22:54 pm
Okay...So, I know it has been more than four months since I have updated and I know that I have teased a lot of you with promises of updates here and there. For all of that, I do apologize.

To sum up the past four months: I was trying to get my fanfiction novel going, work full-time, go to school full-time, have half a dozen jobs in my church and then deal with losing a dear friend of my in a car accident and also a woman I thought of as a grandmother in a malpractice instance. Needless to say, I have been busy.

Recently, I was accepted to a creative writing class at my school and this burst of inspiration sprang to life. I remembered that I had not looked at this in several months and so, here we are. I cannot promise weekly or even bi-weekly updates since it takes a lot for me to create the simple pictures that I have, but I will promise I will not go another for months without an update. Cheers! Cheesy
10  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: November 17, 2007, 11:16:04 am
Wow! Sorry peeps! I admit I totally forgot all about Lilith!

October was a really rough month for me personally and simming was the last thing on my mind. Into November, I was trying to get my book going and that pushed Lilith and co. even farther back from the forefront. I have only now been looking at my website stats and saw that I had all these images linking from here, then I remembered my story. Sorry...

Seeing as how this week I have two papers to write for school, I cannot promise I can make an update too quickly, but I am gunning for next Thursday.

Again, sorry for the lack of updates...
11  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: October 04, 2007, 10:44:31 am
Chapter Two (Part 4): Troubled Teen Years




Time moved forward in the Pleasant household though little had changed. Mary-Sue and Daniel still slept in the same beds, yet on the farthest sides of the bed and kept conversation to a minimum when they were not both delving into their own careers. Angela used success as her defense mechanism to the troubles at home and progessed to new academic and social heights. By the time she and Lilith entered their last year of high school, she had claimed the crown for Homecoming Queen, become captain of her varsity volleyball team and was well on her way to achieving class valedictorian at the school year's end.
Lilith, too, kept her focus away from her home. With Dirk at her side, she became nothing short of sty on the eyes of the Pleasantview populace. She and Dirk stole anytime they wanted, regardless if they needed anything and used their evenings to plan more devious machinations on the town. Their greatest feat was beheading the paper machee statuette that was created for Angela's Homecoming float just minutes before the parade, and, though no one held any evidence that could prove it, they had also held up a liquor store just to see if it could be done.







Eventually, Lilith found herself spending more time in juvenile detention than at school or home and which also meant time spent time away from Dirk. Each time they were caught, they were sent to separate detention centers and could only talk to one another for minutes at a time every other day. After an incident involving eighteen cans of spray paint, Lilith and Dirk did not see or hear from one another for a month. Lilith, having developed something nearing a friendship with Officer Briggs after being constantly brought home for truancy, was let out of the detention after only three days. Dirk received close to a month.
Throughout Dirk's longest incarceration yet, Lilith could only find snippets of time to talk to him as Daniel and Mary-Sue had point-blank refused to get her a cell phone, the money from the liquor store heist was tainted and Angela spent hours on the house phone instead of her cell simply because she was privy to Lilith's plight. When she was able to talk to Dirk, she noticed a change in everything from the words he said to his demeanor in general. He spoke constantly about the programs available for kids like him who did not have the best of upbringings and talked about the "help" with school work he was getting from tutors. To her complete surprise, he even mentioned the thought of going to college, an idea neither had considered, thinking that college was simply a breeding ground for people like Angela.







When he was finally sent home, Dirk appeared to be a completely different person. He still looked and dressed the same, but was a definite shift in his personality that became more profound during his first few days out of juvenile detention. Lilith sometimes found herself bored by his constant descriptions of all the things he had learned from tutors while in detention and how he thought the world held a wealth of opportunities for the pair of them. Lilith had wanted everything to go back to normal between the two of them once he got out, but more and more often, Dirk said and did things reminiscent of Angela. He had an inquistive look in his eye in regards to anything relating to math and art and much to Lilith's annoyance, he began to take her to art galleries to just stare at the artwork which he had recently learned to appreciate.
At one point, she even had to remind him of their plans of a future together when he dropped a question out of the blue.
"What are you planning to do after high school?" he asked.
Lilith stared at him for a long time, hoping that he was only semi-serious. "We're supposed to be getting married. Remember?"
"Oh...well, yeah, but what about other than that? I mean, we can't go on heisting convenience stores, right?"







But, the question left her uneasy at best, almost as much as a new friend he had met while in detention. Allison Holland was new to Pleasantview and volunteered to tutor "disadvantaged" kids in juvenile detention. Lilith and Dirk spent a few evenings hanging out with Allison and her older brother, but lilith was bored almost instantly. While Allison seemed nice enough, she had an air about her that suggested she thought she knew what was best for people and often offered to help "fix" Lilith's appearance. The fact that Allison had once called her "Angela" did not help Lilith warm to her either.
Dirk's new friend notwithstanding, Lilith still looked at Dirk with stars in her eyes and even indulged his newfound enjoyment for school and things like Scrabble and chess. She soon saw an improvement to her grades and Mary-Sue used the fact to aggrandize Angela's tutoring efforts as ingenious, though Angela had long since abandoned Lilith for her own scholastic endeavours.







"You should be happy," Mary-Sue would say. "Your sister has pulled out all stops to bring up your miserable grades."
The suggestion that it was Angela, and not Dirk, who had helped her, aggravated Lilith to no end.
"Would you just stop already! Your precious Angela hasn't done anything for me!"
"She's the reason you may actually graduate!"
"No, she isn't. The boy you people refused to let me see is the only one who has done anything for me. He cares about me and whether or not I do well in school, unlike you and Daniel."
"I don't know why I even bother with you! I just wanted to give you the only compliment you've ever deserved and you're just screaming for no reason."
"I'm not screaming for no reason! I'm screaming because I'm just as much your daughter as Angela and you treat her like she's plated in gold! Why!"
"Because you're nothing but an ingrate and shouldn't have been born. Just get out of my sight and go to your room!"
Lilith was ready to strike her mother. "Don't tell me what to do! You should be spending less time bothering me and more time trying to piece together you marriage!"
Before Mary-Sue could retaliate again, Lilith tore from the house to spend the night at Dirk's with his crazy father. That night, Mary-Sue cried herself to sleep as Lilith's words echoed in her head.







When she and Daniel had taken time to speak to one another, he reiterated that there was nothing going on between him and the maid, but Lilith knew better. The sparkle in his eyes when he stared at her had long since left and with each day that passed, Mary-Sue became more and more certain of Daniel's infidelity.
"They'll break up for sure when she finds out," Angela said standing in Lilith's doorway. She had taken to standing the doorway to vent her frustrations about their parents, much to Lilith's displeasure. "It's only a matter of time at this point. I can see it now: Mom will come home and then she'll catch Daddy and that woman and then everything will be ruined."
"Well, everything's never been all peaches for me anyways. Anyways, I'm sure she'll let him stay just out of habit even if she does catch him at something."
"No, she won't," Angela argued. "Mother's a strong woman. She won't allow that."
"A strong pain in my ass."
"Why don't you care about your family!"
"I don't have to. They're just your family. Go away. I've already told you, I don't care."
"Yes, you do," Angela said. "You would care if it happened to you."
"It's not going to happen to me."
"If that boy you like cheated on you, you'd be on your knees and crying your eyes out."
Angela's last comment had her dodging the flying boot Lilith had thrown toward the door and she did not bother Lilith again for the rest of the night.







The next day, Mary-Sue came home from the office early and frustrated. Despite all of her valiant efforts, Congressmen Michaels was not going to be re-elected to another term and to make matters worse, her car axel had broken, causing a multi-car pileup on the expressway to bring the perfect end to an already miserable day.
Daniel's car shined in the driveway directly next to Kaylynn's van and a light calm came over her.
"Well, it's almost time for the girls to come home," she thought. "Surely, he would not try something when he knows they'll be home soon. Maybe he was telling the truth."
She stepped through the front door to find the house oddly quiet. When she called out "Hello?" to see if anyone was home at all, her only response was a hissed whisper, "Quick! Get out!"







Mary-Sue ran toward the bedroom she and Daniel had shared for years and let out a howl of a scream.
"YOU!"
Pain ripped through her as she stared at Daniel and Kaylynn's half nude forms shifting out of her bed. Images flashed through her mind of the first kiss she shared with Daniel, exchanging vows of forever and all eternity, and the day she first learned that they were going to become parents at long last. After all their troubles with Lilith and joys with Angela, Daniel lay before her, in their bed, with the help.
Moments later, all inhibitions wiped from mind, Mary-Sue threw herself at Kaylynn and hit, bit and scratched at every orafice within reach. Though rage cascaded over her, time had taken its toll on her body and Kaylynn's twenty-six-year-old frame easily trumped Mary-Sue' s, but not before she managed to drag Kaylynn, still half-dressed, out the door and down the steps, throwing her maid's uniform and belongings after her.
Mary-Sue then turned her rage toward Daniel. "You! I trusted you!"
"I'm sorry..." Daniel said, cowering under her rage.







He pleaded with her for more than an hour as she berated him over and over and over again. The moment they had stepped off the bus from school, Lilith and Angela heard the raucus and ran into the house to see Mary-Sue screaming at Daniel. Angela burst into immediate tears at the sight, but Lilith, feeling that they had received their just rewards, fell into a fit of laughter.
"P-Please, Mary-Sue," Daniel pleaded with open arms. "I'm sorry. I'm sorry! I was weak."
Yet, his cries fell onto a hardened heart.
"Get out!" Mary-Sue yelled. "Get out now! I never want to see you again. You can go live with your whore!"
"But, my whole life is here. Please! I never meant for this to go so far! I just want to make a fresh start!"
"You can make a fresh start with your whore!" Mary-Sue yelled and pointed toward the door. Go!"
With a heavy heart, Daniel packed his things and left the house in which he had raised his perfect Angela, and then Lilith, to live with Kaylynn on the other side of town.
"Please take him back, Mom!" Angela cried after Daniel had gone. "I'm sure he didn't mean it and he sounded like he was geniunely sorry."
Mary-Sue would only shake her head. "I don't want him in my house."
"She'll cave," Lilith said once Mary-Sue had retreated to cry in her now empty bedroom. "He'll be back because she's weak and she'll cave."
"God, I hate you," Angela seethed. "I can't believe you laughed at them."
"It was funny! They spent all this time pushing me down as low as I could go and their marriage fell apart in the meanwhile. I think it's funny as hell."
Angela glared at her sister, and for the first time ever, she ran away from home to spend the night at Dustin's house.







Days turned into weeks and before anyone knew what had happened, a month had passed since Daniel's departure. Mary-Sue cried openly for her broken marriage and Angela, much to Lilith's delight, spent an exhorbant time away from the house, especially after noticing Mary-Sue drafting divorce papers in her office. Lilith viewed the entire event with the annoyance held with constantly bickering children.
Two months to the day that Mary-Sue had come home to find Daniel in bed with another woman, Daniel came home from his retirement party to a surprise of his own. At first, it seemed a mistake.
"How can this be?" he kept asking himself, but he knew the answer before the question had left his lips.
Kaylynn did to him with a young, green-eyed medical school student, exactly what he had done to his wife of thirty years.
"How could you do this to me!" Daniel screamed at Kaylynn, who could only respond with "I...I don't know..."
Dumbfounded and heartbroken, Daniel left the small apartment and returned to the only place he called home. He confronted the old house on his hands and knees and begged Mary-Sue to allow him back home.
"I want to see Angela graduate and I want to see her off to school," he pleaded. "Please. Let me spend these last few months with her in our house."
Mary-Sue's eyes bored into his, yet she finally sighed and opened the door wide enough to him let him back into the house.
"This doesn't mean anything for us," she reminded him. "I just don't want you sleeping on our front door step and giving the neighbors something to talk about."







"With Don Lothario?" Angela said, speaking to her father with a slight smile on her face, just happy that he was home. "Ooh! He's hot."
Daniel glared at her, and she quickly responded, "Think of the bright side. It could've been just anybody, but it was Don Lothario."
"That's not comforting," Daniel said with red eyes.
Though Daniel had moved back into the house, he and Mary-Sue no longer shared a bed and the living room became his makeshift bedroom.
"Why doesn't he just get an apartment and live like a normal, single divorcee?" Lilith asked one day after watching pausing by the television in front of which Daniel slept soundly.
Angela crossed the room and shoved Lilith angrily. "Maybe because he still wants to be with his family! Maybe because he cares about us!"
A fight ensued, which Lilith quickly won, and with a flip of her hair, she stormed from the house. "I told you!" she yelled as she left. "You're just mad because I was right!"
"I'm just mad because you don't care about anyone, but yourself!" Angela screamed from the front door. "You won't care until this happens to you!"
Lilith gave her sister the finger and laughed as she ran towards Dirk's house.
"It's never going to happen to me," she thought. "I love Dirk and he loves me...and always will."






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12  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: October 04, 2007, 10:43:46 am
Finally! All the server issues are resolved and I wrote my first novel ever (If anyone was interested in the beta read, here it is), and now I am free for Lilith.

@vickylougrl: I only got a few "update please" e-mails from here, but I was talking about going back and forth with my webhost. The site was down for close to a day and I use for about a half a dozen things, so it was a really big problem, especially since I pay for the service.

A note to all: The story-to-image ratio is getting kind of ridiculous on my part, so in the future, I will try to take more pictures to go along with what I have written. The story is also starting to shift a bit and I just want to reiterate that this is The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant. Wink

Without further ado....
13  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / How to properly reset neighbourhoods - i need to know on: September 30, 2007, 09:37:07 pm
You could do what we discuss here: http://www.insimenator.org/showthread.php?t=60775

Other than that, I am not sure how else to "reset" a neighborhood without reinstalling the entire game and going from scratch.
14  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / **The Tragedy of Lilith B. Pleasant** ~ Updated 6/12 - Chapter Two: Part Six on: September 28, 2007, 09:16:59 am
Well, I had planned on an update today, but as you can see from the fact that none of the images are loading, I am having gross server issues right now. All of my pictures are hosted off my own website and I am so angry that the site is down that I am just about ready to change hosts altogether. :redface: Anyone have suggestions for decent web hosts?

I am working on it, though (lots and lots of yelling and nasty e-mails) and as soon as I get it resolved, I will post an update.
15  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / How Do I Save Sim Files To CD or DVD? on: September 25, 2007, 08:47:46 pm
What exactly are you doing when you say you are using "windows?" Are you copying all the items and just pasting into the explorer window, and then burning or this there another program involved. Also, what operating system are you using: Vista? XP? 98? I just need a clear picture to the whole process so I can figure out why an error is occurring.

It sounds initially (if you are copying and pasting and using the menu to burn) like a problem I have had with DVD burning. Depending on how your burner is configured (ie: pre-installed with the computer versus bought and installed afterward), an actual program may need to be used because of how the DVD reads its "image."
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