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  1. Ella's Oath

    I downloaded a lot from The Sims 4 Community named 'Robert's Oath' by: Rhisk (Real name- Rhen). She and I got to chatting a bit when she commented that she was also a Christian...Since her lot had an interesting back story in the description, I decided to build on it and write it out! (She indicated that she would enjoy that). So here it is! CHAPTER ONE: ROBERT... Robert and Ella met in college. Although he was a science major and she was barely passing her classes, they were drawn to one another the way that opposites sometimes will. Shortly after college the two married and Ella gave birth to Ophelia! While Robert excelled at his career in the science field, working from home much of the time; spending more and more time in the lab that he had custom built in the basement of the cozy little house. Their daughter was the center of life for the lonely Ella. Ella kept herself busy with Ophelia, but Robert began to notice some odd behavior in his young wife as of late..that is, when he bothered to notice her at all. Although she took excellent care of their child, he would often find her talking to herself and acting strangely. One time he even caught her clenching her fists and shouting at the wall! Out of concern for his wife as well as the need for him to be able to concentrate fully on his research downstairs without worrying about his child's safety..Robert ordered an experimental medication from a colleague at work. He began slipping the pills into Ella's coffee in the mornings. Soon the house was once again peaceful as Ophelia went off to school and Ella settled into a quiet routine of cooking and cleaning and napping much of the day. He seldom seen her as she stopped visiting him in the lab. Without distractions during the day, Robert worked tirelessly on his research and he would leave the house each evening to work in the lab at the science institute. Indeed, Robert barely slept, napping here and there throughout the day. His mood becoming even darker as he delved deeper and deeper into his research. "I know your very busy, but... "Please, Daddy..would you come play with me outside for awhile?" Although he loved his family in his own way, the domestic life was more Ella's thing, and Robert did not feel guilty about not spending time with her and Ophelia. His passion was science.. Ella knew that when they met. Besides, he knew she was happy to stay home with their daughter. In fact, she was trying to talk Robert into having more kids soon. He did not have to tell her that he didn't want any more kids, because with the pills that he was giving her she would not be able to conceive anyway. This peaceful existence was proving to be quite productive as Robert had managed to publish a paper in SimScience Magazine regarding a breakthrough he made in the field of science and medicine..specifically concerning the new epidemic that some people referred to as the Vampire Fever, or Sanguinary Syndrome. But Robert's peace would soon be shattered when he received an urgent call from an old friend from their college days. CHAPTER TWO: ELLA Ella was born into a middle-class, all-American family. The only child of a faithful minister and his sweet wife whom everyone in the neighborhood seemed to call "Mom". Ella and her parents had a close relationship until after college when Ella introduced Robert to her little family. Despite all efforts made by her mom and dad to make Robert feel like one of the family, Robert just seemed determined to belittle and offend them and their faith at every turn. Ella still regrets the decision she made to follow him out of the house that hot August day..The last time she seen her parents in all these years. Except the day when Ophelia was born and the aging couple snuck into the hospital to see their new grandchild. Though she's had to live with the regret of choosing Robert over her family, Ella doesn't regret the little girl whom she brought into the world and promised to give her everything she would need..and that included a home with a father in it! So she stayed. Even when she found out about the 'other woman' that Robert was spending his nights with at the lab..she stayed..for Ophelia. When Ella confronted him about the affair, Robert used his prestige and position in the community to threaten her, saying she would never see their daughter again if she left. She believed him. She knew better than to doubt what he said was true. She had nothing to fight back with..she had nothing except Ophelia..For her she would sacrifice her own life, for Ophelia, she would do anything! So she stayed, Even when it felt as though her sanity was unraveling sometimes, she stayed..she didn't fight back..she couldn't. CHAPTER THREE: MICHAL Michal grew up in the same small town as Ella. His parents were both members of Ella's dad's church. He loved Ella's parents but after his own father's death, Michal began to doubt his faith, and despite the church's kindness shown to he and his mother, he just could not make his peace with God. When he entered college the year following his dad's death, he was delighted to see Ella there. She was taking some of his fine art classes. Even though they had been childhood friends, he always regretted not telling her how he really felt about her as the years went by and they both grew into adulthood. Then when he realized that his good friend, Robert showed romantic interest in Ella..Well, how stupid could Michal have been to actually be the "good guy" and introduce them! Now seven years later here he is needing to call his old college buddy to ask for his help. But, regardless of what he has become, Michal realizes that he is looking forward to seeing Ella again. If only it were under better circumstances. If only he had listened to Ella's father all those years ago! if only.. Now he had become the monster that he was warned about..A creature that thirsted after human blood, a demon-possessed madman when the thirst hit, but his heart grew heavier and heavier with each kill. Could there still be redemption for him after all he had done? Michal doubted it. At first when it happened, he resisted with everything he had! He thought of his mother's loving heart, and encouraging nature..Would she understand him now? More likely the knowledge of his ..condition would kill her. And when he thought of his loving father whom he knew must be in his God's heaven now..what would he say to his son if he were still here? Certainly Michal had many demons to fight against..both within and outside of himself! All he could do was hope that Robert could help cure him, and soon..before he killed again! So that's the beginning of our story, Folks..Please try to ignore the grammatical errors.. I want to continue this story line, and I can't when I'm always trying to second guess my grammar, lol! I will try to submit some more soon after Jeff's vacation from work this week. Hope you have enjoyed it so far! Again credit to Rhen for her lovely family and home lot!
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    Throughout the following weeks, Michal spent his days locked inside the small cell that Robert had custom built. He slept most of the time, with only his dreams to keep him company. He would awake to the soft clicking of the keyboard as Robert worked. The sounds of the lab became a familiar lullabye to him as he lay on the small cot behind bars that he hoped would hold him if the demon took control again. Robert spent nights in the lab downstairs. He had taken a leave from his job at the Science facility while he worked tirelessly pouring over everything he could get his hands on pertaining to the virus. Again and again Ella pleaded with her husband to please allow her to visit Michal as he was securely behind iron bars, but Robert was adamant that she stay away. She visited Ophelia each day after school. Careful to hide the marks on her neck that seemed would never fade. Ophelia was always happy to see her, but would cry after Ella left. She wished she could stay there with her daughter, but Robert felt it was best to limit contact outside of the house until they knew the extent of Ella's exposure to the illness. Speaking of the dreaded illness that had managed to transform her dear friend into some sort of other-worldly creature; Ella had some concerns of her own. Despite feeling stronger and more vibrant than she had in a long time, she started noticing a few strange things. For one, her eyes were growing more accustomed to the dark but at the same time, more sensitive to daylight. She found she needed to wear sunglasses if she ventured outside for very long. She was afraid to tell Robert, so she decided she would keep this all to herself for now. The other changes, however, she knew she would not be able to hide for too much longer. She prayed Robert would be delighted with her news, but when she finally mustered the courage to tell him, she could have never predicted he would react the way he did! It was a cool evening seven weeks after that dreaded day when Ella told Robert that she had something very urgent to discuss with him. Robert, "Please don't freak out, but.. ..I'm pregnant. Robert not only freaked out, but he nearly dragged poor Ella into the bedroom and told her to stay put! Scared, she complied. When Robert returned he had a hospital gown in his hand. He tossed it onto the bed beside the confused Ella. "But, ..but Robert, I can just make an appointment for an exam with my OB/GYN! There's no need for, well, whatever this is for!" she said as she picked up the gown. Robert insisted that he and he alone must handle this situation. This made Ella furious and throwing the gown back at him she said that she didn't understand why he was acting this way! He should be happy! She always wanted to give Ophelia a little brother or sister! Why couldn't he be happy? The look that crossed his handsome face was hard to discipher, but his next words left her spinning.. "It's not possible that you are pregnant, Ella..I gave you medication to calm you down months ago, and the side effect was sterility!" Once Ella recovered her senses and could speak..She managed to smile and exclaim that it is a miracle then! But Robert only shook his head and for the hundreth time asked her exactly what happened that day with Michal. Ella picked up the gown and numbly put it on her trembling body. She followed her husband down into the basement. She tried to catch a glimpse of Michal, but Robert, anticipating that she would do just that was quick to inform her that he was not in his cell, but not to worry..he was contained. Ella's eyes filled up with tears as she explained once again that she could not remember what happened..and neither could Michal!
  3. 10,000 Angels *11* NEW

  4. Missing Nonni

    I am so grateful for your encouragement, Marbi..I really never thought I was very skilled at all. I just think maybe with practice I can learn more and try new things!
  5. Missing Nonni

    I've been sick for the past couple days, so I am posting today, the day after the first year anniversary of Nonni's passing. I just have to say that whenever I am playing my Sims games, I think about what she would have liked all the time. I know she loved toddlers so she would be playing the Sims 4 a lot , and I know she loved our Lord so much too! What a good time she must be having there in heaven these days! I am working on a Sims 4 church in honor of Nonni, but it is not finished yet. Here is a picture: Nonni, I know if you were here you would love this one, since you so enjoyed my Sims 3 church. Quote Edit
  6. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    Seems things are changing in this old world..The old rules don't apply anymore..We've been having them here in Northern Michigan lately too! NOT normal!
  7. Missing Nonni

    Thanks, Marbi..and especially coming from you that makes me feel encouraged to build more in this game!
  8. Ella's Oath

    Thank you for the encouragement, BBdoll3..and I'm delighted you are enjoying the story so far!
  9. MissionMouse-Update

    Isn't that how it always works..You find it when you aren't looking for it!
  10. Ella's Oath

    Robert is like a type of person that you meet, and want to like but they just don't make it easy. he is handsome, intelligent and has good somewhere deep down in his heart, but he has relied on his intelligence and faith in science too much, so much that darkness crept in there, and now he is forced to look beyond himself and science (hence his surprise when Michal levitated like that). Then you have Michal, who has suffered great loss, (his father and his faith, and now it seems he is losing his soul to the 'demon' within) Yet, he is so likable and you can tell he is really a good person..but he blames God for his pain, and believes he is beyond redemption now. Both male characters are in danger of losing their souls to a type of darkness within! Ella is the strong one here{ believe it or not}. She never lets the trials of life allow her to lose her faith, and her love for her child is stronger than any adversity that comes her way. She loves her husband even though he makes her miserable..she tends to turn her sadness into hope, and her loyalty to her friend is unfaltering no matter how much he scares her. I'm glad you are enjoying this story..So am I! It seems to unfold as I am writing it, lol!
  11. MissionMouse-Update

    Hey there Jake..Tell mama you gotta pee so that we gets some more pretty recolors!
  12. All of Sims4

    Yippee! I'm waiting! I loved your dress recolors!
  13. Missing Nonni

    Finished and uploaded to the community today!
  14. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    Thank you, Dear Lord for keeping our sweet Mouse safe!
  15. Ella's Oath

    Nope..he is just learning all the details about the vampire powers. He knows about the sunlight, and the need for human blood, but this levitation caught him by surprise! I think there's more surprises to come for poor Robert.
  16. Ella's Oath

    Ella began to stir awake just in time to see through the fog of her delirium as her husband was dropped to the floor. She strained to look up to see from where such force was delivered. She saw Michal there, or what vaguely resembled him..suspended in mid air! She ran on wobbly legs to where her husband lay and he sat up. He grabbed her and held her there on the floor! Robert was expressing his relief to see her awake, and then they both looked up at Michal who was slowly descending from the ceiling. Even though what she just witnessed scared Ella to the core..she could not help but notice the pain in Michals eyes. He pleaded forgivness to the both of them, and then begged for Robert's help, agreeing to do whatever it took to end this hellish existence. Robert, still shaken, managed to stand up and face Michal. "I will help you, but let's be perfectly clear on this one thing..If you touch my wife again..if you as much as look in her direction..I will cure you alright, I will strap you to the biggest, brightest solar panel and watch you fry!"
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    That was the last thing she remembered...and as she drifted from consciousness she thought she heard him say: "Why? Why would that fool have sent you here!" Michal carried Ella through the night, past the stares of townspeople..ignoring the gasps and screams as he ran with the speed of a wolf..he was unsure of what had happened just prior to his coming out from the feeding trance. Blood was everywhere, and as he looked down on the floor beside him and saw her lifeless body laying there, he felt the blood drain from his own body. He tried to wake Ella up but to no avail. Now he must deliver her to Robert in hopes that it was not too late. How would his friend react to what he had done..Oh Dear God! What did he do? Michal stumbled into the house and gently placed Ella on the sofa. Robert came in from the kitchen with his plate still in hand. He dropped it as soon as he saw his wife lying there. Robert quickly checked her vitals and was relieved when he detected a faint pulse and although shallow..she was breathing! Only then did he turn his gaze to Michal who sat on the edge of the love seat..He tried to offer an explanation about what happened, but it was very clear to Robert just exactly what had transpired..You beast! exclaimed Robert lunging for the man..he knocked Michal to the floor, but this quickly turned the man into his dark form and Michal rose high above Robert in the air above, and Robert stopped in his tracks and stared at the impossible scene that was playing out before him..Ella lay unconscious still just behind him. Robert wished she was awake just so that he would have another witness to this! Was he losing his mind? What in this world was happening to Michal?
  18. Ella's Oath

    I did just do a windows update..When was the site updated, do you know? I agree with the justice tinged with mercy..That is maybe the difference compared to a non Christian story..though sometimes I do get tempted to throw it all at the bad guy!
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    This is what I do. I upload straight from my own photo file: Documents/Electronic Arts/Sims4/Screenshots I signed up for one of those free sites, but did never use them yet..I would never pay for such a thing. All I know is that the pics were there/showed up after I posted them, and now only some are reverted back to code.
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    Does anyone know why some of my pics on this post have reverted back to HTML? Have I exceeded a limit or something?
  22. Ella's Oath

    Furious with his wife, Robert turned down the offer for him to join Ella and Michal outside on the deck. Instead he went back to work on the computer, even more determined to find the cure so that Michal could go back to his life in Paris and leave he and Ella alone. Ella was very concerned about Michal and asked him what exactly was going on with him. He seemed surprised when he found out that Robert had not shared very much with Ella concerning his condition. He debated whether he should tell her anything. But she seemed genuinely concerned about him, and for some reason it felt very good to know that someone really cared about him..even though deep down he knew that he did not deserve it. He deserved nothing good. In a moment of weakness, Michal found himself pouring the whole sordid tale out to Ella. She sat quietly listening. Many hours into the night they sat there talking. She tried her best to hide her reactions to what he said, and Michal told her that he understood if she wanted him to leave and never come back..but Ella surprised him when she assured him that in order for him to have any chance at a cure, he must remain there with Robert, so he was welcome to stay as long as he needed. When he asked about their young daughter, he notice Ella brighten up at the mention of Ophelia. She explained that she was staying with friends for the week, but she would love to introduce her to him if he is still there when she returned. He sensed the hesitation in her voice as she spoke about his meeting her child..and he understood. The power of a mother's love and protection was not something to take lightly. it made him think of his own mother again. Oh how he wished she could protect him from all that was happening now! How he longed to see her even one last time. That thought brought him some clarity regarding the invitation to stay with them there.. Michal politely declined, stating that he had already made appropriate accommodations at a place in town. He needed special sleeping arrangements, as well as a dark and quiet place in which to hide from peering eyes." Besides", he said, "Little Ophelia mustn't be away from her pretty Mama for so long." Trying to hide the blush that crept up to her face at his words, Ella agreed to call for Ophelia to come back home the next day. She admired such thoughtfulness in the midst of his own pain and need. the next morning Robert unleashed his fury onto Ella! How could she be so stupid as to talk Michal into staying elsewhere while under his care! Didn't she realize how dangerous he is? Oh..of course she didn't, he stormed on: Not the way she was practically throwing herself at him all last night..and how they spent hours together outside long after he himself had gone to bed! "Good Grief, Ella..How could you even stand to be so near that monster?" And he informed her that there was no way that his daughter would even be in the same town as Michal, let alone in the same house awhile he was here. "And"..he added, "He must be kept in my immediate care at all times while he is here!" Robert wanted to make it clear to her that if anything happened to anyone in this town..it would be all on her because of her lack of judgement.. so she was to call Michal and ask him to come back to the lab where Robert had arranged a safe place for him to stay while he underwent treatment. After Robert left for the lab, Ella tried calling Michal's cell. She wondered if he was asleep during the day hours. Perhaps she should pay him a visit? After all, Robert was angry enough at her. She did not intend for him to come home and find that she had not followed his orders to ensure that their guest was safe and sound under their roof. She had already called and cancelled Ophelia's early return home. But she sure missed her baby girl! Ella hoped that Robert's experimental treatments would work, and life could return to normal..or at least what she knew as normal. But she also knew that whether she lost her friend to the illness, or if he was cured and returned to France..She would dearly miss him too. So she hoped against hope that he would be well, and maybe decide to stay close. If only her husband would soften his heart, and stop blaming her for his unhappy life. If anyone should be bitter, it should be her. But Ella swallowed her heartache, and day after day she endured for Ophelia. And now she must do the same for her dear childhood friend..So that is why she decided to visit the place where Robert was staying, and persuade him to come back with her before Robert returned home that night.As She approached the old funeral home, Ella hesitated before going inside. Was she doing the right thing in coming here alone? Should she wait until Robert came home and ask him to come back with her? or maybe just try calling Michal once more? No..Ella knew she had to check on her friend. The nightmares she suffered the night before where unbearable..she knew somewhere deep in her spirit that he could never hurt her. Inside the old stone building it was dark and quiet. She called out for Michal, but got no response. Sitting down at the old church organ, Ella recalled the one they had in her father's church back home. Closing her eyes she began to hum one of the old familiar hymns from her youth and smiled as she remembered her and Michal standing with the other youths before the congregation performing the beloved Christmas nativity program..She played Mary, and Michal had created many of the background props...but her Mom was the one who insisted they make Michal the angel Gabriel..and she could not contain a giggle now as she recalled how just as he announced to Mary that she was having the baby Jesus, the rope holding him up broke free from the rafter, and he fell right on Ella! Just then he appeared from the corner. How long had he been standing there watching her. He could have told her, if she'd asked..Now Michal was smiling himself as he watched Ella sitting at the old organ smiling as she was undoubtedly lost in some memory..Man, how he hoped it was not the one about that Christmas program that he ruined! He remembered how embarrassed he was and how angry she was when whomever was supposed to tie that rope did not do a very good job of it..and it was not that other guy who got all the blame for it..it was Michal, and he an innocent victim too!Michal sat down in the pew and listened to Ella asking him to return to the house as Robert was insistent upon starting the treatment immediately when he got home that night. He didn't reply to her request, instead he only asked her to sit down so that he could talk to her. Michal explained to her that he would return to the house, but only if she and Ophelia were not there. And as he had already discussed with Robert, Michal would need to be locked up while there too, in fact Robert had already built a holding cell in the lab before Michal had even arrived. Ella was appalled at the thought of her husband doing such a thing as holding another human being prisoner in their basement!But Michal did his best to convince Ella that if he did not do so, what he himself was capable of was far more severe than whatever Robert needed to do to him.In fact, he went on to explain..he had a friend back in Paris, a surgeon, install a sort of feeding port straight into his stomach in which he could receive bags of blood delivered straight into his system...but Robert was quick to disagree with that method, and had insisted upon Michal fasting for the first day before treatment. So although he was enjoying Ella's visit, he really needed to return to his resting place downstairs until the thirst could be dealt with. In fact..he was very surprised Robert would have even allowed her to visit him, especially alone! When he excused himself and bid her Good-bye, he assured her that he would return to their house upon nightfall, as the illness made him very sensitive to the radiation from the sun. When Michal quickly ran from the room holding his side, Ella followed after him..She could not just allow Michal to run off alone when he was in such pain! What if he collapsed and did not return to the house! Robert would somehow blame her if anything happened! She discovered Michal in a small room He had fallen down and she was sure he was in trouble! As she reached for him, he startled at her touch, and for a second she seen his eyes flash as he grabbed her in a steely grip! That was the last thing she remembered...and as she drifted from consciousness she thought she heard him say: "Why? Why would that fool have sent you here!"
  23. Ella's Oath

    Oh, don't ruin your pretty nails, Marbi! @MM- Thank you so much..I really feel inspired from Nonni lately for some reason. I remember her saying how she used to think up stories when she was a child to help deal with life, and she did encourage me to write back when I was going through cancer stuff..I am also feeling so grateful that at this time I not only have a decent computer, but also someone locally who can fix it at an affordable rate if needed! That was such a relief to find them..because there is nothing that can stop those creative juices flowing than for a computer to go all wonky!
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    LOL! We just got back from being out of town since Sunday..I couldn't write much because I had the wrong charger for my tablet..I hope to get more of this story up before the weekend. Glad you are enjoying this!
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    The next afternoon after Michal's call, Robert informed his wife that he would not be going into the lab that evening. Seeing the fleeting look of joy cross Ella's face almost made him smile..but then he remembered the reason why he was taking a rare night off from his work..Maybe that was why what he said next came out much harsher than he had intended.. Please try to pull yourself together and maybe change into some proper attire for a change, Ella..and just so you know, our old friend Michal will be visiting this evening. Oh wow, Robert! Why didn't you say something earlier? It's been years since we've seen Michal! Has he returned from Paris just to visit or is he moving back? I hope he'll bring some new paintings with him!...But before Ella could say more, her husband put a hand up to halt her words and quell her excitement:Sitting down beside his wife on the sofa, Robert began to explain: I'm afraid this will not be a visit for pleasure, Ella. Michal is very ill. In fact you must keep yourself and Ophelia away from him at all costs! Do you understand me, Ella? Michal has asked for my help..I am unsure if I can help him, but it is imperative that you understand the severity of his illness..it can be er..quite contagious, and it is definitely terminal! Ella could not compose herself as she listened, heartbroken to what Robert was saying. She thought of her old childhood play mate, and college friend and couldn't imagine that such a horrible thing was happening to him. Later that evening, Michal came into the lab as requested by Robert. The door was left unlocked and Robert was brushing up on some important research about the rare condition. Ella was instructed to stay upstairs with Ophelia for the duration of their guest's visit...however long that may be. Robert was devising a plan and preparing his lab for his special patient when he heard a familiar voice greet him from behind. Startled, he stood up from his computer desk and swung around to face his friend. What he saw when he did so nearly stopped his heart! Though the lab was dimly lit, Robert could see the not so subtle changes in the young man's features. Once considered ruggedly handsome in the way that most people imagine a free spirited artiest living in Paris should be.. The figure who stood partially cloaked in darkness in front of Robert..was not his old buddy. And the fact that he slipped into the lab without making a sound chilled Robert to the bone. And then there were the eyes.. They seemed to glow in the dark much like those of a wild animal hunting for it's prey in the darkest of forests. Noticing Robert's uneasiness, and sensing the increase in the man's pulse, Michal quickly lowered his gaze so that his eyes did not reflect the light from the room. Even the slightest increase in Robert's blood pressure could be enough to bring out the darkness that dwelt within him..and then he would never find another chance to be saved. Just as he was about to calm his friend down with a joke, much like the way he always did back in school, Michal sensed someone else..and it was his pulse racing now! Just when Robert thought maybe he had made a grave mistake in allowing this man..this creature into his home..just when he was ready to send him away,.. he saw Ella approaching from behind Michal. She looked so lovely. His heart broke a little when he realized that she had not dressed for him, her husband..but she had come to see Michal..even though he had warned her! Michal?..Is that really you?