In the previous chapter, Rowan continued carrying out his Strangerville investigations, Vlad beat up or was otherwise mean to a number of people, Caly maxed the media production skill, and the family went to Granite Falls very briefly.
Acacia: I have a good feeling about today. I just know I’m going to get my big break.
Rowan: Sure sure sis.
Well, what do you know? Acacia really did get her big break! I’ve never had this happen before. Of course I chose the option which promoted her instantly to the top of the comedian career.
Acacia: Guess what, Grandma? I left my job!
Caly: Oh dear, you were fired? That’s a shame but I can’t say I’m surprised. We’re not all star material.
Acacia: Actually, I was promoted to the top of my career. So, the Creator let me quit!
Oly: And then I crouched behind a barrel and rained gunfire down on the approaching soldiers…
Adonis: Please tell me you’re talking about your video game.
Oly: It’s my work now, Dad.
I barely ever see Mayor W anymore I think because I locked the crypt door to stop anyone going down there and mourning. Maybe I should only lock the door for family members so I get to see him more.
Acacia now has the Master chef aspiration and has joined the culinary career.
Acacia: So in this career I get to drink lots of juice?
Please don’t become a juiceaholic…
Vlad works on the juice fizzing skill some more…
… And that’s another skill maxed!
Rowan managed to get the hazamat suit and the spore filter so I was able to send him down into the depths of the Strangerville Secret Laboratory.
Rowan: That scientist was probably just trying to scare me, right? There’s no monsters down here…
Rowan: Oh shit.
Rowan: It’s ok, I just need to make a vaccine. How hard can it be?
Rowan: And you’re cured!
Possessed lady: WELCOME TO STRANGERVILLE *eye twitch*
Rowan: Well that didn’t quite go to plan. Back to the drawing board, I guess.
Oh look, Vlad maxed the mischief skill.
After Rowan managed to perfect the vaccine, I had him take the day off school in order to defeat the Mother Plant.
Rowan: So, you’re all here to help me take down a giant carnivorous plant. Sound good?
Acacia: I thought you said we were getting icecream?
Rowan: Well I may have bent the truth a little.
Vlad: All this fuss about a shrub. Take me to this thing and I’ll deal with it in no time at all.
Montage of pictures of fighting the Mother incoming:
Rowan: Die, you oversized weed!
Vlad: That obnoxious plant is making me SO ANGRY!!!!!!
Vlad became enraged for some reason. I think it had something to do with fighting the Mother and was made worse by his emotion bomb celebrity quirk.
Acacia: Grandad, no!
Vlad: Sorry Acacia. Can’t. Help. Self.
And yeah Vlad autonomously drank from Acacia. Oops.
One of the Mother’s minions actually won a fight against Vlad.
Vlad: What? This can’t be happening, I never lose…
For a moment there, I actually thought Vlad was dying.
Vlad: Dying? Of course not! I could never be killed by a flower!
It was at this moment that I remembered that sims can die from being defeated by the Mother.
Goodbye Rowan, it was nice knowing you.
Rowan: I – I survived! I can’t believe I survived!
I can’t believe you lost. Such a disappointment.
I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve actually been defeated by the Mother. So, I was really shocked by this.
Rowan: I… Don’t feel so good.
Well, you’d better rest up. You’re going to need your strength for round 2!
Rowan: Round 2?!!
Adonis: Gah my back! What happened?
Galatea: Sparkles in the air? Oh no, I must be… Old!
Yeah, Adonis and Galatea both became elders. And I forgot to get them a birthday cake. Oops.