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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!





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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.

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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!

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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.

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"I know your very busy, but...

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"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.

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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.

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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..:Whistle: 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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:smiley_happy107: This is awesome, can't wait for more. And speeling iz fer chimpz, so have no worries over grammatical errors, no one here is a grammar police-person.

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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..

08-02-17_1-48-10 PM.pngPlease 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. 08-02-17_1-45-42 PM.pngOh 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:08-02-17_1-49-56 PM.pngSitting 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 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. 08-02-17_3-05-13 PM.pngStartled, 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.. 08-09-17_9-07-27 PM.pngThey seemed to glow in the dark much like those of a wild animal hunting for it's prey in the darkest of forests. 

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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!

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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,..08-02-17_8-18-51 AM.png

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!

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1 minute ago, gayars said:

Oooohhhh! Need more now.... :D

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! :smiley:

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This is already exiting and I will be biting my nails until the next chapter.

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Oh, don't ruin your pretty nails, Marbi! 

@MM- Thank you so much..I really feel inspired from Nonni lately for some reason. :confused22:

 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!  :scare3:

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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.

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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. 08-02-17_8-31-41 AM.png

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.

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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 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. 

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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.08-02-17_2-24-04 PM.pngAs 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.598e270225ecc_08-02-17_2-34-24PM.png.8e8

Inside the old stone building it was dark and quiet. She called out for Michal, but got no response.

08-02-17_2-29-06 PM.pngSitting 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! 

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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 was Michal, and he an innocent victim too!08-02-17_2-32-08 PM.pngMichal 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.

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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!08-02-17_2-36-56 PM.pngBut 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.598e256c004c3_08-02-17_2-35-13PM.png.498In 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.08-02-17_2-31-34 PM.png

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!"


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Love the story. I am not sure what has happened to the pics. Where do you upload them from? I hav had my pics stored with Photobucket but now they want me to pay for sharing them on websites so I have changed to Flickr instead.

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What image site are you using and in what format are your pictures? I'm too lazy to loof for a image hosting site and upload PNG images directly from my laptop.


OK, that Robert needs a good smack, although I don't condone violence.......:Whistle:

Ella is so beautiful and Michael is so handsome.....*sigh*  Awesome update!!!  :smiley_happy107:

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I would just upload here at the site because of all the image hosting problems ie Photobucket lately.

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3 hours ago, gayars said:

I would just upload here at the site because of all the image hosting problems ie Photobucket lately.

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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8 hours ago, Mission Mouse said:

What image site are you using and in what format are your pictures? I'm too lazy to loof for a image hosting site and upload PNG images directly from my laptop.

"OK, that Robert needs a good smack, although I don't condone violence.......:Whistle:

Ella is so beautiful and Michael is so handsome.....*sigh*  Awesome update!!!  :smiley_happy107:"


I have no idea what we are to do with Robert!

I seem to change my plans for him on a daily basis, lol :grin:

But I think I have finally landed on a solid story line for him..Do ya'll want some  


 or maybe some


c): mercy?


d): all of the above?



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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! :grin:

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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!

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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,

08-12-17_5-50-42 PM.png 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?

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08-12-17_6-30-34 PM.png08-12-17_6-32-10 PM.pngElla 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. 08-12-17_6-31-39 PM.png

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!"08-12-17_5-50-23 PM.png

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11 minutes ago, gayars said:

Oh my! I thought he knew what Michal was.... He didn't have a full clue I guess!

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.:Whistle: 

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