Welcome to the final chapter of generation 2.
Last time, Vlad worked on the mixology skill, Adonis collected more wild plants in Granite falls, Rowan became a young adult, and Caly pondered her own mortality.
Clemmie: So, you’re cooking pretty much nonstop now, huh?
Acacia: Yeah. I’m so tired I feel like I could just pass out.
Adonis: Maybe you should go to bed and get some rest?
Acacia: No no I’m fi-
And down she goes.
Caly: Hey, Clemmie, want to hear a joke?
Clemmie: I’m trying to sleep. Can’t it wait?
Caly: Can’t make time for your old Grandma… Well, you’ll regret it if I’m dead when you get up. That’s all.
Vlad’s been working on the Robotics skill.
Clemmie: Did you just… Hit yourself in the head with a hammer?
Vlad: Just.. Making sure it works.
Clemmie: With your face?
Clemmie: Grandad, maybe you should be a bit more careful with that thing.
Rowan: I agree. It’s generally not a good idea to go swinging potentially lethal weapons around, particularly at your age.
Vlad: The two of you can take your sass elsewhere before this potentially lethal weapon becomes a lethal weapon.
Did you just threaten your own grandchildren with death by hammer?
Ayyyy Adonis maxed the herbalism skill!
Clemmie had to ski in a blizzard for her aspiration.
Clemmie: I’m not just skiing in the blizzard. I am at one with the blizzard!
Clemmie: See, I don’t even crash anymore.
That meant that Clemmie completed her aspiration! Since she isn’t the heir, I can now kick her out shortly after gen 3 begins.
Clemmie: That’s my reward? After everything I’ve done for you?
You should be glad of a little respite.
Clemmie: But attention, how will I live without attention?
For Adonis’ aspiration, he had to identify all the kinds of wildplant. There was just one left to identify: fireleaf.
Got some fireleaf for me yet?
Adonis: Nope, this one’s not fireleaf, either.
Turns out there was only one fireleaf plant in the entire place…
… and unfortunately, it was bugged. No ‘harvest’ option. I did a bit of googling and found that this was a common issue. The only solution was to remove all the wild poison fireleaf plants and hope that when the plants regrew, a regular fireleaf plant would also grow. So, that’s what I had to do.
Caly: I don’t think I’m going to be here for much longer.
Vlad: Me neither. It’s so boring here, I hope we get to go home soon.
Caly: What I meant was: I think my life’s coming to an end.
Vlad: Caly, you’re been the best thing that’s ever happened to me in my unlife. You can’t die, how would I go on without you?
Caly: You know you’re my soulmate and I will always be in your heart. Besides, I’ll make sure to come back and haunt the house. Haven’t you ever wondered what it would be like to woohoo with a ghost?
Vlad: No, but I’m wondering now.
Caly: Can’t leave you wondering, can we?
Vlad: I wish you didn’t have to go.
Caly: I know.
Vlad: I love you.
Caly: I love you too.
Ok this insect is really beautiful. I think it’s a dragon dragonfly.
Vlad: The stupid thing has no idea what’s about to hit it.
You’d better not have squashed it, I wanted to collect that.
Caly: Ooohhh you look cute.
But Caly never caught those dust spirits.
Caly: Oh, I think I’m dying.
Vlad: What? No! I’m sure you’re just tired. Sit down, you’ll feel better in a moment.
Vlad: I can’t believe you’re just letting my wife die.
It’s not my fault, it’s just the circle of life.
Vlad: But I could save her if you would just let me give the Grim Reaper a death flower.
Ok maybe it is a little bit my fault…
Grim: I know that now might be a bad time to ask, but could I have that autograph now please, Calypso?
Caly: Not now, I’m busy dying.
(You probably don’t remember, but when Mayor Whiskers died, Grim asked Caly for an autograph and she refused to give him one).
Thank you so much for Caly, Queenarella. She’s been one of my favourite sims to play and I have had so much fun with her. I was genuinely sad when she died which is rare for me when it comes to sims.
But life must go on, so here’s Adonis finally managing to identify the fireleaf (yes a fireleaf bush did grow after I removed all of the poison fireleaf).
Adonis: So this one is leafy and tastes kind of firey. must be the one you wanted, right?
Yes, at last!
Adonis: I wonder what’s through this dark and creepy looking tunnel?
Adonis: Hey, are you a hermit?
Hermit: I prefer ‘recluse’.
Adonis: Great, I’ve been looking for a hermit to be my friend.
Hermit: Weirdly specific.
Adonis managed to befriend the hermit, which meant another stage of his aspiration was done.
Back home, I put Caly’s ashes in the crypt. Wow she looks so young in that picture. I’d kind of forgotten what she looked like as a young adult.
I get a bonus point in the scoring if I manage to collect one of every consumable reward from the rewards store. I just need the retraiting potion now.
Looks like Acacia maxed the cooking skill? Did I mention this before? I don’t think I noticed at the time.
Clemmie: Well, it’ll be Rowan’s bachelor challenge soon… What do you say we sabotage it?
Acacia: Grandma just passed away and that’s what you’re thinking about?
Clemmie: It’s what she would have wanted.
Clemmie: What’s that Great grandad Atlas? You’re taking care of Grandma? I hope she’s settling in well. Give her my love, won’t you?
Rowan: I can’t believe Grandma’s gone.
Clemmie: It’s ok, great Grandad says she’s doing just fine. She’s living it up with the Gods now.
Apparently Galatea now goes to work – teaching schoolkids – wearing a dressing gown.
Galatea: Why should I bother getting dressed when my mother’s dead? I should have been given leave for family bereavement.
Really Oly, you’re playing video games at a time like this?
Oly: It’s how I deal with my grief.
Yeah because you totally wouldn’t have been doing the exact same thing right now if Caly were still alive…
Caly’s death really hit Rowan hard.
Rowan: She was the only one who wanted me to be born. And I didn’t even get to say goodbye.
Look on the bright side, you’re going to meet your future wife soon.
Rowan: But grandma will never get to meet her.
Well actually she will since Caly’s going to be around as a ghost for the rest of your life.
Rowan: I think I’ll just hide in my bed and cry.
To finish on a slightly lighter note,
Adonis came home from work as a marine biologist and I noticed that he was wearing these shoes. A wetsuit and high heeled leather boots? In what world would you wear those together?
Adonis: Don’t ask me, I don’t choose the uniforms.
(Yes I did initially post this screenshot in chapter 2.22, but later realised thanks to Queenarella that I had the screenshot out of order since in chapter 2.22, Adonis wasn’t even an elder. I am pretty sure that the screenshot belongs here instead).
Adonis: Oh look a tent! I wonder if Galatea would like to sleep out here under the stars with me.
Galatea: The day I sleep outside is the day hell freezes over. Can you imagine all the bugs which might crawl into that tent? *shudders* No thanks.
Adonis had to sleep for 5 nights in tent for the last milestone of his aspiration. He’s now managed one out of the five nights.
(And yes, this screenshot was also initially included in chapter 2.22 by accident).
That’s it for generation 2 now! Next time I post it’ll be for Rowan’s bachelor challenge 🙂