|A Sim's Tale: Book 4|
|Name:||A Sim's Tale: Book 4|
|Number of chapters:||10|
|Preceded by:||A Sim's Tale: Book 3|
A Sim's Tale: Book 4 is the fourth entry of A Sim's Tale series. Originally, the story would be called Sirenia: A Sim's Tale Book 4 and would be set in Isla Paradiso and feature all-new characters, including the titular character, Sirenia.
However, I scrapped the idea after I decided to made another new story which will still connected to the first A Sim's Tale trilogy.
The characters from previous A Sim's Tale will be featured, along with a whole new protagonist.
Once upon a time, there was a small, peaceful town located in the eastern part of SimNation. Everyone said that you could watch the sunset on the top of its valley. However, after Mortimer Goth elected as the town's new mayor, he decided to made few changes to his beloved town. Sunset Valley no more. Now the town known as Pleasantview.
Ten years later, a young photographer arrived in this town...
Characters (will be updated as story progresses)Edit
- Joana Delgado
- Leona Delgado
- Enrico Delgado
- Nathaniel Delgado
- Jean Curtiz
- Alex Curtiz
- Daniel Curtiz
- Chris Redfield
- Tamera Redfield
- Lily Redfield
- Mortimer Goth (To Be Appear Soon)
- Bella Goth
- Cassie Goth
- Mikhaela Rogers
Minor & Other CharactersEdit
Chapter 1: Memory of John RedfieldEdit
A lot of things happened in the town once known as Sunset Valley. After Mortimer Goth elected as the town mayor, the town got many changes. Even though some town's landmarks were still existed. After three years hard work, the town eventually had its new face, under a new name: Pleasantview.
One of the town's landmarks which still existed was the Mirabello Plaza. Outside the theater, a 16 years old Christine Redfield was sitting alone on a bench. She looked at her surroundings, waiting for someone.
"It's 05.15 P.M" she said looking at the clock in her Smart Phone. She then tied her long hair in pony tail.
"Sorry I'm late Christine" a voice of another teenage girl heard. Christine's cousin, Joana Delgado. "Where have you been Joana?" Chistine asked.
Joana then took a seat next to Christine. "I'm sorry" Joana said, "Mom asked me to clean my room, so...". "Well no wonder" Christine said, "Aunt Leona is a Neat person after all", Joana only nodded.
Christine Sirenia Redfield was the only daughter of Christoper James Redfield and Tamera Gerardo-Redfield. She inherited both her parents' traits, the good and caring traits from her mother and the charm from her father.
Joana Delgado was the second child and daughter of Enrico Delgado and Leona Redfield-Delgado. She was a year younger than Christine. However, unlike Christine and her brother, Nathaniel Delgado, who inherited some of their parents' traits, Jona inherited none. However, Joana had almost identical face with her mother and aunt, Dr. Jennifer Redfield-Curtiz.
"It's almost been four years isn't it" Christine said.
"Sorry?" Joana said.
"It's almost been four years since grandpa John passed away" Christine said, "Next week we will celebrate his 4th year anniversary of his death". Joana didn't said anything, she only looked at her saddened cousin.
Christine then took something from her pocket, a photo of an elderly John Redfield. "So many good memories with him" Christine said. "You are right" Joana said, "I remember he promised us to took us on a vacation but...".
Both Christine and Joana then became silent for a moment. They remembered how their family saddened when they attended John's funeral four years ago.
Four years ago, Pleasant-Rest Graveyard
"But brother, this is not fair, grandpa promised to take us on vacation once he recovered!" said a 11 years old Joana to her brother Nathaniel. Nathaniel then hugged Joana tightly, trying to comfort her. Meanwhile, a 12 years old Christine didn't said anything, she only watched her grandmother, Lily Redfield, was crying. John's another grandson, Daniel Curtiz was also quiet, didn't said anything.
"Oh John *sob*" Lily said in tears. Lily's twin daughters, Leona and Jean tried to console her. At the other hand, the Redfields' adopted child, Charlie just arrived. Everyone greeted him. "Oh gosh Charlie *sob*" Lily said hugging Charlie, "John, he... he...".
Charlie didn't said anything. He only looked at John's grave. He felt guilty since he couldn't be in his adoptive father's side when he was dying. "Father..." Charlie said in quiet tone. Charlie's ex-wife Sandi was also there, trying to comfort him.
"I will never forget his kindness" one of John's son-in-law, Enrico Delgado said "I knew Mr. Redfield since I was child, a really nice and charismatic man I've ever know". "You are right Enrie..." John's other son-in-law, Alex Curtiz said, "He treated everyone like his own family, that's what I like from him".
Meanwhile, John's daughter-in-Law, Tamera looked at her husband Chris, who was sitting alone on a bench. "Christine, honey" she said calling for her daughter, Christine. "Yes mama?" Christine said. "Would you like to accompany your papa there? I think... you can cheer him up" Tamera asked.
Christine then looked at her father, "Okay mama" she said.
Chris was quiet, he couldn't shed any tears even though he was really sad with John's death. He only frowned, he was reminiscing his conversation with John about the feeling of become a father twelve years ago when Christine was about to born.
"Son, don't be afraid, I'm sure you will be a good father for you child. Just believe in yourself. Just remember, do your best to make your family happy. I believe you can do it" it was what John told to Chris twelve years earlier.
"I will never forget what you taught to me, father" Chris said. "Papa" Christine said approaching Chris, "Why don't you join the others there?". Chris then looked at his daughter. "Papa?" Christine said. Chris then stood up, he approached his daughter, and then hugged her tightly. Christine could heard that her father cried, even though it wasn't loud.
Back to present day.
"So many memories about grandpa John" Christine said. She took another photo from her pocket, this time time a photo of her hugging John. "I really miss him" Christine said. "Me too Christine" Joana said, "Me too".
The two teenage girls then became quiet for a moment. "So.. uh... Where will we go now?" Joana said wiping her tears. "Oh, well, I almost forgot" Christine said "How about the bookstore, the newest issue of fashion magazine is already available there".
"Oh, sure" Joana said. "And after that, let's visit grandma Lily" Christine said. "Yeah, I agree" Joana said smiling.
Chapter 2: Four Years LaterEdit
Another four years have passed. A car was parked in front of the cemetery. Dr. Jennifer "Jean" Curtiz was standing in front of John Redfield's grave. "It has been eight years" Jean said to her father's grave, "I miss you dad".
After put a bunch of flowers on John's grave, Jean's smartphone was ringing. "Oh, it's Leona, she's already waiting" she said, "I guess I need to go now". Jean then walked out from the cemetery heading to her car. She then started her car's engine and drove to Pleasantview Community Bar where Leona was waiting.
At the bar, Leona Delgado was sitting at the corner eating a piece of cookie she ordered earlier. Jean entered the bar and greeted her twin sister. "Sorry I'm late" Jean said "I was visiting father's grave". "I see" Leona said.
"So, uh, how's your job?" Jean asked, starting a conversation.
"Ugh, it makes me stressed" Leona answered "Honestly I miss my old days as an athlete, it was more fun". "Well, how long is it since you are retired as an athlete?" Jean asked. "20 years" Leona said "Yeah, 20 years, shortly after I found that I was pregnant with Joana".
After got pregnant with her second child, Joana 20 years ago, Leona decided to retired as an athlete. However, three years after Joana's birth, Leona decided to join sport agent career. She had job to seeking and recruiting many young talented athletes. After more than 20 years worked as a Sport Agent, Leona was starting to bored with her current job.
"Then why don't you just re-join the athletic career? ha ha ha!" Jean said in hilarious tone. "I wished, but I'm old now" Leona said in sarcastic tone "You too". "Well, it couldn't help" Jean said "We are already in our 50s after all". "Hmph, the last time checked myself in front of the mirror, I found there are more wrinkles on my face" Leona frowned. Jean only chuckled, "Sounds like you finally have your mid-life crisis!" she said.
"Anyway, I've got message from Charlie yesterday" Jean said. "Oh really, how is he now? Is he still in Paris?" Leona asked. "Yeah, he said that he wouldn't be able to attend our family's feast party next week" Jean said. "It's so unfortunate" Leona said "Mom really want to meet him". Jean only nodded.
"And, how about Chris?" Leona asked. "Oh, he will join us, finally" Jean said. "So you mean he's already coming back from his tour? Nice!" Leona said excitedly."By the way Leona, I slightly worried about my son Daniel" Jean said. "Oh, what happened to him?" Leona asked.
"It looks like he's alienating himself from everyone after his co-workers found out his secret" Jean said. "What secret?" Leona asked. "We just learn about this" Jean said, "Daniel... He confessed that he's gay".
"Oh, Is he bullied by his co-workers for being gay?" Leona asked. "I have no idea" Jean said "I hope not". "Well, Jean you are his mother, you should talk to him" Leona said "Tell him that it's okay for being different with the others". "I think you are right" Jean said.
Meanwhile at the Plaza.
A young adult man was seen sitting alone on the bench reading a newspaper. Apparently, he was seeking for job. "Oh man, I really need a job right now" he said "It has been three days since I'm moving here".
This young man's name was Bryan Schmidt. For three years, he moved from one town to another in order to accomplish his dream to take pictures of many places in SimNation. However, at the same time he arrived in Pleasantview, he started to have financial problem.
"I wised the Doo Peas Corporate Tower there want to hire me as a freelance photographer" he said.
Just before Bryan finished his reading, he heard a scream.
Chapter 3: Lily RedfieldEditThe scream heard from the back alley of the grocery store. Bryan promptly rushed into the back alley and found there was an old woman, around 80s, trying to reach some of her stuffs which fell to the ground. "Ouch... my back's hurt!" she said "My osteoporosis is getting worse!".
Feeling pity with the old woman, Bryan decided to help. "Excuse me, can I help you?" he asked in polite manner. "O-oh, s-sure, I'm having a little trouble here" the old woman said. Bryan helped to brought the old woman's stuffs, it was too heavy for someone on her age.
"Thank you very much young man" she said. "Not a problem ma'am" Bryan said "Anyway, where is your home, maybe I could escort you there". "O-oh, it's not too far from here" she said, "It's in the residential area located in the back of the City Hall".
"Okay, let me escort you there" Bryan said.
Bryan then escorted the old woman to her house located at residential area the back of the City Hall. The old-woman revealed her name was Lily Redfield. She was living alone after her husband passed away and her children had started their own family. Until ten years ago, she originally lived in a house near the beach, but relocated when Mayor Mortimer Goth started his project to expand the town, changing it from Sunset Valley to Pleasantview.
After twenty minutes walking, they arrived at her house. "Thank you for your help son" Lily said "By the way, do you wanna some tea first?". "Uh, well, sure" Bryan said. Bryan then entered the house. It was an average-sized house. For some reason, there was no Tv in it. There were so many photos of Lily and her late husband when they young.
There were also photos of their children, a pair of twin daughters and two sons, which one of them had unusual green colored hair and much darker skin than the others. "Looks like this one is adopted" Bryan thought.
"Wait a second, this man looks familiar" Bryan gazed into picture of a man with brown colored hair. "That's my son, Christoper" Lily said, bringing a cup of tea "But we usually call him Chris, he's a rock star you know". "Christoper? Rock Star? Wait a minute, do you mean Christoper James Redfield!?" Bryan said in surprise, "He is your son!?". Lily only nodded. "Unbelievable, I'm a big fan of your son!" Bryan exclaimed "Is he in this town? Can I meet him?".
"Well, unfortunately, he's still in other town" Lily said "But he will come home today since there will be a family feast party here".
"Oh I see..." Bryan said.
As Bryan looked at the pictures, someone knocked the door. "Oh, looks like we have another guest" Lily said "I will open it".
Chapter 4: Nathaniel DelgadoEdit
"Oh, welcome Nathaniel" Lily said greeting a good-looking young man who stood in front of the door. The young man then looked at Bryan who sat at the corner. "Who's that grandma?" Nathaniel asked. "Oh, that man helped me bring my stuffs, he's a nice guy" Lily said "His name is Schmidt, I suppose...".
Bryan then stood and approached them. "Hi, my name is Bryan Schmidt" he introduced himself "I... uh... I'm new in this town". "Oh I see" Nathaniel said shaking Bryan's hand. "Name's Nathaniel Delgado, but you can call me Nate, nice to meet you Mr. Schmidt". "Oh, just call me Bryan, because we appear to be in same age after all" Bryan said.
"Well, okay, Nathaniel, what bring you here? Do you need something?" Lily asked. "I'm here to take Joana's cellphone, Apparently she left it here" Nathaniel said. "Oh yeah, so that's Joana's phone" Lily said "Geez she's so careless. Wait here, I will bring it".
Lily then went to her room, leaving Bryan and Nathaniel in the living room.
"So, how long have you been here Bryan?" Nathaniel asked. "Three days" Bryan said. "Oh I see" Nathaniel said "What do you think about Pleasantview?". "Well, I think this town is very beautiful" Bryan said "And also busy at the same time".
"To be honest, I like this town more when it was still Sunset Valley" Nathaniel said "So much memories...". "By the way Nate, I noticed that your name is similar with this town's famous former athlete..." Bryan said "...I believed her name was Leona. Is she..."
"Yes, Leona Anne Delgado is my mother" Nathaniel said. "Whoa, first is Christoper James Redfield and now Leona Delgado, this town almost feel like Bridgeport" Bryan commented in awe "And they are your relatives". "Ha ha ha" Nathaniel laughed "My mother is already retired after all".
"By the way, are you an athlete too?" Bryan asked again. "Yeah, but I'm still in the amateur league" Nathaniel said "Still need years until I promoted to the pro". "Uh-huh" Bryan only nodded.
A minutes later, Lily returned with Joana's cellphone. "Here your sister's cellphone, tell her to not being careless again" Lily said giving the cellphone to Nathaniel. "By the way, why didn't she just come here by herself?" Lily asked.
"She's on a date with her new boyfriend right now and she borrowed my cellphone" Nathaniel said. "Oh dear, why can't she become more like your mother or your father?" Lily said. "Well, her face is almost identical with mom and aunt Jean, so..." Nathaniel said. "That doesn't counted young man" Lily said, slightly upset.
"Uh guys, I think I should go back to my apartment right now" Bryan said cutting their conversation.
"Oh well, Nathaniel, mind if you drive Mr. Schmidt home? His apartment is far enough and it's in the same direction to your hose" Lily said. "What, No no! I appreciate it but, I can go myself" Bryan said. "Well, It's alright Bryan" Nathaniel said, "Let's say this is reward for helping my grandma, I don't mind either".
"Oh, well, if you insist" Bryan said. Lily smiled, "Okay, take care you two!".
At the way to Bryan's apartment. "So Bryan, how about going to the club first and hit some hot chicks there?" Nathaniel said. "Well, I'm not sure" Bryan said. "Come one, I knew a club where hot and beautiful young girls gathered" Nathaniel claimed "The Flamencos, even the club's owners, the Caliente sisters are hot even though they in my mom's age".
"Uh, sorry, maybe next time" Bryan said "Thanks for the offer by the way". "Oh, what happen?" Nathaniel asked. "Well okay" Nathaniel said, "By the way looks like we almost arrive in your apartment". "Oh yeah, you are right" Bryan said.
The car then stopped in front of Bryan's apartment. "Thanks for the ride dude" Bryan said disembarked from the car. "You're welcome" Nathaniel said, "See you later!". After Nathaniel left, Bryan walked into his apartment. He took the elevator to the third floor where his room located.
Arriving in his room, Bryan turned on his laptop and checked his e-mail. One mail was received from the Doo Peas Corporate Tower.
"Dear Mr. Schmidt, we already receive your resume. We found that your experience in photography is very interesting. We will happy to invite you for an interview tomorrow at our office building at 12.00 P.M" the mail said.
"YES!" Bryan exclaimed "Finally I can get money to pay the rent!".
When Bryan about to logged out, a new e-mail received.
"What's this?" Bryan wondered. Bryan then clicked the e-mail. He read it, and became quiet. The e-mail said:
- "I knew were you live right now. I will come to you soon..."
- -Your lover, Mikhaela-
- "I knew were you live right now. I will come to you soon..."
Chapter 5: SummerEdit
Today was the first day of summer. Everyone really loved it since the vacation was just few weeks ahead. A middle-aged woman was standing alone in front of the City Hall. She was waiting for someone. She had short-black hair, purple colored eyes, and a mixed between Asian-Arabian-Spanish. Her name was Tamera Gerardo-Redfield."Oh, I think she's here!" Tamera exclaimed noticing a cab came up. The cab stopped in front of the City Hall, a young adult woman, with same eye color, but lighter skin and brown hair, disembarked from the cab.
"Mother!" the young woman hugged Tamera tightly.
"Oh Christine baby, I miss you" Tamera said. The person was Tamera and Chris' daughter, Christine. She was just returned from the university for her summer break. "How's college?" Tamera asked.
"Well, yeah sorta... We are very busy" Christine said, "I joined the campus' Newspaper club. "Nice, you are talented to become a reporter after all" Tamera said praising her daughter. "Ha ha thank's mom" Christine said.
"By the way, let's go home, your dad is waiting" Tamera said. "Oh dad's home?" Christine said "I thought he still on tour". "No, he's already home since couple of days ago, so he will be able to join our family feast party in next weekend".
"Oh that's great!" Christine said, "Hey will uncle Charlie join us in the party?" she asked. "Unfortunately no, he's still in France" Tamera said. "Oh, I miss uncle Charlie" Christine frowned.
"Anyway, let's get in to the car, shall we?" Tamera said. Christine only nodded.
At their way home, Christine told Tamera many things happened in her University. Tamera was the main campus reporter of the Newspaper Club. "So uh... How's Vernon?" Tamera asked suddenly, a guy named Vernon who had relationship with her daughter. Christine then sighed and her face became slightly upset. "We broke up" she said.
"Huh? What happened?" Tamera asked.
"He's a @!#$" Christine said, "I mean, who wouldn't mad if you caught your boyfriend slept with your roommate!".
"Well it's okay honey" Tamera said "Your father and I don't like him either".
"..." Christine didn't said anything. "Anyway, have you call Joana?" Tamera asked again. "Oh, not yet" Christine said, "Well, I miss her too, I wonder what's she doing right now...".
The Delgado House
"Great woolly Llamas, Joana!" Leona said in anger "Why are you dressing like this!?".
"Huh? Why? I love this outfit!" Joana said.
Leona was very upset seeing how her daughter, Joana Delgado, dressed herself. The young woman wore a red cropped top covered in dark blue sleeveless leather jacket, dark grey short jean, and stockings, completed with punk-like make up.
"For God sake Joana look at you! Do you ever realize how old you are now!?" Leona said, "You are almost 20 and still dressing like a street-punk-teenager!".
"Okay mom that's enough! I wear whatever I like!" Joana yelled at Leona before leaving her room.
"Hey Joana! Come back here you young lady!" Leona said.
However, Joana didn't listen to her mother. She walked outside the house and went somewhere. From his room upstairs, Nathaniel watched. He only sighed.
"Ugh, what is so wrong with this outfit? This is my favorite style since I was 12!" Joana said, grumbling. "I guess mom's really old-fashioned".
Suddenly, Joana cellphone's was ringing. She took her cellphone and found that she got a message from Christine.
"Oh nice, Christine's here! Finally I have a friend to hang out in The Flamencos tonight!" Joana said in excitement.
Chapter 6: The PackageEdit"Dad I'm home" Christine said moment after she entered her house.
At the sofa, Christine's father, Chris has been waiting. "Welcome back dear" Chris said greeting her daughter "How's your college?".
"Well, it's very busy" Christine said while taking a glass of drink "In the next semester, I have to start to find a subject for my thesis". "Oh I see..." Chris said "How long until you graduated?".
"One or two years, depending on how fast I complete my thesis" Christine said. "Also depending on her credits" Tamera submitted, Christine only nodded.
"By the way, what time is it?" Christine asked.
"It's 09.15 A.M" Chris said looking at his watches.
"Oh I still have time for rest until 04.00 P.M" Christine said "Joana asked me to hang out in The Flamencos".
"Sounds nice" Chris said.
They then became quiet for a moment. "By the way, I'm very tired" Christine said "I think I want to take a nap right now".
"Okay then, have a nice sleep" Tamera said as Christine went in to her bedroom.
"She's already grown up, isn't she?" Chris said looking at her daughter's picture. "Yeah, I couldn't believe she's 20 already" Tamera said, Chris only nodded.
"By the way, have you call Charlie yet?" Tamera asked "Christine really missed him".
"Well, we all miss him too" Chris said "It's been years since he left the town".
Tamera then sighed. "Poor Charlie, after being dumped by Sandi, he also fired from his job as Art teacher" Tamera said. "And now, he traveled around the world and became an Art appraiser" Chris said.
"Speaking about Sandi, how is she now?" Chris asked, "It's been a while since the last time I met her".
"Well she's fine apparently" Tamera said. "She's now living in an Apartment with her new family".
"Hmph, sounds like she finally got a happy family" Chris said in sarcastic tone, Tamera only sighed before she went to the kitchen to made some meals.
Meanwhile at his apartment, Bryan prepared himself to went to the Doo Peas Corporate Tower for his interview. He also seen printed out some of his photographs. "I think it's enough" Bryan thought.
Suddenly, someone knocked his door. Bryan then went to the front door and peeked out from the peephole. A mailman was seen standing in front of his door. Bryan then opened his door, the mailman greeted him.
"Mr. Bryan Schmidt?" the mailman asked.
"Yes?" Bryan answered in confused.
"There's a package for you" The mailman said, giving him a medium sized package.
"From who is it?" Bryan asked again.
"Well, the sender only write her initial" the mailman said. However, from how the mailman described the sender as a her, Bryan could figure out that the sender was a woman. "Don't tell me it was her again" he thought.
"Would you like to sign your name here?" The mailman asked.
"Oh... Okay, sure" Bryan said signing his name.
"Well, have a nice day sir, enjoy your package!" the mailman said before leaving.
Bryan then put the package on the table and opened it. It was a homemade sweater. There was also a letter in there.
- "My dear Bryan, I will catch you up tomorrow, just wait for me"
- -Your lover, Mikhaela-
- "My dear Bryan, I will catch you up tomorrow, just wait for me"
Bryan then sighed. "You don't know when and how to give up, do you? Mikhaela..." he said reading the letter.
Chapter 7: Bella and CassandraEdit
Bryan arrived at the Corporate Tower, prepared for his interview. "Alright, I'm ready" he said to himself. Just before Bryan entered the building, he saw a young woman standing in front of her car. The red-haired woman looked so confused. "Darn it!" she said put her dirt-covered glasses off."Excuse me, can I help you?" Bryan asked. The woman surprised a little "Whoa! You surprised me" she said putting her glasses on. "Oh, I'm sorry" Bryan said "It looks like you are having a problem".
"Yeah" the woman said "I can not start my car, I don't know what happen". Bryan then looked the woman's car. "May I?" Bryan asked. "Sure" the woman said. Bryan then examined it, trying to figure out what was wrong with her car.
After several minutes...
"Miss, I think you should bring your car to the Garage" Bryan said "Some of the machines need to be repaired".
"Oh man..." the woman said. A moment later, another woman appeared from inside the building. A middle-aged woman in a red-dress. Bryan looked at the elder woman and then surprised a little. "Great Llamas, I knew her" Bryan thought "This is Bella Goth, the wife of this town's ex-mayor, Mortimer Goth".
"Cassie, honey, how's your car?" Bella asked to the younger woman. Bryan then realized that the younger woman was Bella's daughter, Cassandra Goth, but she commonly known as Cassie.
"We should take it to the Garage mom" Cassie said. "I see" Bella said. "By the way, this guy was trying to help me" Cassie said about Bryan "He was the one who suggest to bring this car to the Garage".
"Oh, if that so, thank you young man" Bella said thanking Bryan. "What's your name? Are you new in this town?".
"Uh, Bryan Schmidt" Bryan said introducing himself "Nice to meet you.. uh... Mrs. Goth I presume".
"Oh, you know me?" Bella asked again.
"Well, yeah, you and your family are so famous. Almost everyone in SimNation knew about you guys" Bryan said.
"Oh, well, we feel honored" Bella said "By the way, this is my daughter, Cassandra, but you can call her Cassie".
"Oh, nice to meet you" Bryan said "By the way, I need to go inside now. I have an interview".
"Oh okay, good luck then" Bella said, Bryan only nodded before entering the building.
"Bryan Schmidt eh, what a handsome guy" Bella said complimenting Bryan. "Well, yeah, kinda..." Cassie said agreeing with her mother. "Maybe you should date him honey" Bella said jokingly. "Oh mom, he look younger than me" Cassie said "Plus, I was expecting an older man". "Ha ha ha, I'm sure that you will find a right guy for you someday" Bella said again, Cassie only smiled.
Christine was waking up from her nap. She was seen reading her favorite novel on her bed. Suddenly, she got a message from her cellphone. It was from Joana. The message said:
- "Hey cousin, I'm in the Dive Bar right now. Do you wanna come?"
"Hmm, the Dive Bar" Christine thought, "Okay why not". She then replied the message, telling Joana that she would be there.
Christine then get up from her bed and looked at the mirror. She still wore glasses and her hair still tied in pony-tail. "Well, time to make over myself" Christine said. Christine then put her glasses off and untied her hair.
She then changed her top with a red tank top and her bottom with a blue tight jean and also styled her medium-long hair. "Hmm, should I wear make up?" Christine thought, "Well maybe a little" she said.After several minutes...
"Well, Christine Sirenia Redfield, you look so great" Christine said complimenting herself.
Christine then walked out from her room and greeted by Tamera. "Where are you going Christine?" Tamera asked. "I'm going to the Dive Bar" Christine said "Joana is waiting". "Oh okay, take care" Tamera said.
Christine then walked approaching her car. Unknown to her, someone was watching from afar.
Chapter 8: UncleEdit“Christine?” a voice heard calling for Christine. Christine then looked at her surrounding, searching for the source of the voice. “Christine, is this really you?” the voice was heard again. Christine looked at her back. A middle-aged man was standing in front of her. Christine gasped.
“Uncle Charlie? Uncle Charlie is that you?” Christine said. The man was none other than Christine’s uncle, Charlie Redfield. Christine then hugged him tightly, “Oh gosh uncle Charlie, I miss you!” she said. “Ha ha, you already grown up” Charlie said “I remember the last time I saw you was Eight years ago”.
“Yeah, during grandpa John’s funeral” Christine said. “By the way, where will you going?” Charlie asked. “Oh, I will go to the Dive Bar, Joana is waiting” Christine answered “After that we will go to the Flamencos”.
“Oh, I see... Speaking about Joana, how is she?” Charlie said. “Well, you won’t believe until you meet her” Christine said. “Uh-huh” Charlie only nodded.
Suddenly, Tamera appeared from inside the house. She was very surprised seeing Charlie there. “Oh my gosh, Charlie” she said. “Hey Tamera, how’re you doin’?” Charlie asked. “I thought you said that you were still in Paris” Tamera said. “Well, I have returned since three days ago” Charlie said “And I’m planning to give you guys a surprise”.
“I see...” Tamera said “It’s good to see you back”.
“By the way, is Chris here? I heard he just return from his tour” Charlie asked. “Y-yeah, but he’s about to go to the Stadium right now, you know, meet and greet with his fans” Tamera said. “Well, can I meet him?” Charlie asked.
“Sure!” Tamera said “Chris will be happy to see you, please come in!”.
“I think I should go now” Christine said “See you later unc!”. Christine then entered her car and drove it to the Dive Bar
Inside the house...
Chris just finished changing his clothes. He was standing in the balcony when Charlie approached him. “Hello bro” Charlie said greeting him. Chris then turned around and surprised to see Charlie, “Charlie? Oh gosh! You are already back from France!?” he exclaimed. “Yeah, long time no see Chris, you’ve changed a lot” Charlie said.
“Aw man, you also changed too” Chris said “How’s Hidden Spring?”.
“I like the town, it’s so quiet and peaceful” Charlie claimed.
Since divorced with Sandi 15 years ago and losing his job, Charlie decided to move to another town to get a new life. Charlie choose to lived in Hidden Springs. He believed that the town would give him a much better life.
Charlie also became a painter and everyone acknowledged his talent. He became a famous painter since then. His recent work was sold 56,000 Simmoleons. Charlie even received many awards from his works.
“I’m glad to hear that you are happy now” Chris said. “Not really” Charlie said “Sometimes I feel so lonely, especially because my son isn’t there”.
“We understand your feeling” Tamera said comforting Charlie. “How long is it since the last time you meet him?” Chris asked. “I don’t know, it’s been too long” Charlie said “He’s probably in college right now, just like Christine”.
“Have you ever call Sandi?” Tamera asked, but Charlie didn’t answer.
“You know Charlie, I always afraid that the reason Sandi divorced you is because she can not accept your identity as an... well.... Imaginary Friend” Chris said.
“No, It’s not” Charlie said “If that was reason she would end our relationship long before we married”. Chris and Tamera didn’t say anything. “Well, actually Sandi was calling me couple of days ago” Tamera said “She was asking about you”. “Really? Are you sure?” Charlie asked. “Yeah...” Tamera said “I think you should call her”. “I don’t know” Charlie said “Is she already re-married?”.
“Yeah, but that’s not a reason to not make a call to her” Tamera said “Plus, if you want to meet your son, you have to call her and ask her permission”.
Charlie then sighed, “I think you are right” he said, “That’s the only way to see my son again”.
Bryan was just completing his interview at the Corporate Tower. “Aw yeah, I’m finally get the job!” Bryan yelled in excitement. He was accepted to work as the photographer for the newspaper. Suddenly, Bryan’s stomach was growling. “Oh man, I’m hungry” he said “Hmm I think I should try the restaurant across the street”.
Bryan then about to cross the street, unnoticing a car was moving to his direction. It was Christine’s car. “Hey Look Out!” Christine yelled, honking her car, surprising Bryan. “YAMAGADOODY!” Bryan yelled. Fortunately, Christine hit the brake just in time and stopped her car. Bryan was falling to the ground. The car was just few centimeters in front of him.Christine then get out from the car. “Oh my gosh, sir are you alright!?” she said in panic “I-I’m sorry! Can you stand up!? Are yo hurt!?”.
“I... I’m okay” Bryan said, he was still shocked. Christine then helped him to stand up. “Oh gosh, I’m terribly sorry” she said “I didn’t see you were there”.
“I-it’s okay miss, don’t worry” Bryan said “It’s my fault too, I attempt to cross the street without watching my surroundings”.
Christine said “Glad if you’re okay” she said “But I think I have to bring you to the hospital since you are in shock, right?”.
“No no no! It’s okay, I’m fine!” Bryan said.
“Are you sure?” Christine asked again.
“Pretty sure” Bryan said, smiling at Christine.
“Um okay, by the way, my name’s Christine, nice to meet you” Christine said introducing herself. “Oh, well, I’m Bryan Schmidt, nice to meet you Christine” Bryan also introduced himself “I’m... uh... new in this town and just get a job here”.
“Oh I see...” Christine said “Are you work in the Newspaper or in the Company?”.
“Well, I’m a photographer for the newspaper” Bryan asked.
“Oh I see... No wonder you have a camera” Christine said.
Suddenly, Bryan’s stomach was trembling again. “Oh excuse me” he said, a little embarassed. “Ha ha, it’s okay” Christine said.
“By the way, I think I should go now, nice to meet you Christine” Bryan said, heading to the restaurant across the street. “Well, okay then, take care!” Christine said waving her hands to Bryan.
Christine then returned to her car. “Bryan Schmidt eh? He looks so nice” she thought.
Chapter 9: Ex-LoverEdit
After hanging out for a while at the restaurant, Bryan decided to returned to his apartment. He was whistling along the way, expressing his happiness for getting a job. Once arrived at his apartment, he noticed a car was parking at the other side of the street. Bryan examined the car, “That car looks familiar” he thought.
Bryan then proceeded to his room at the third floor. When he arrived in front of his door, he noticed something was wrong. His door was opened a little. Bryan was surprised. “What the heck, I thought I already locked this door!” Bryan exclaimed. Bryan then promptly rushed in to his room.
Bryan then became quiet. In his room right now, there was someone standing in front of him. It was a young adult woman with silver-colored hair and dragon tattoo on her back. The woman then turned around. She looked at Bryan and Smile.
“Hello Bryan” she said in seductive tone.
Bryan then sighed, he looked very upset. “How did you get into my room?” Bryan asked. The woman then put something out from her pocket. “Well, apparently you dropped your key in front of your door” she said showing Bryan’s key “You should be careful next time, my dear”.
Bryan then walked approaching the woman, “Mikhaela, what do you want from me?” he asked.
The woman’s name was Mikhaela Rogers. She and Bryan were once had romantic relationship in the past. However, for some reasons, Bryan decided to end their relationship. Despite this, Mikhaela was apparently still in love with Bryan and tried her best to get Bryan's heart back.
“Why? I’m coming to this town only to meet you baby” Mikhaela said stroking Bryan’s cheek "And actually, I also decided to move to this town only to be with you".
“For God sake Mikhaela, how many time I have to tell you that our relationship is OVER!?” Bryan said in angry tone.
“B-but Bryan, I can not live without you” Mikhaela said, “I-I have spend these whole years to find and meet you!”. Bryan didn’t said anything, he was very upset. He then sit on a sofa, followed by Mikhaela who sit next to him.
“How do you know that I’m living here?” Bryan asked.
"Well, when I was searching for you in Sunlit Tides, I met your old friend and he told me that you already moved to Pleasantview" Mikhaela said "So, since I also have friend living in this town, I was asking her about your whereabouts. She doesn't know about you however, but her boyfriend does"
“What? Who is he?” Bryan asked in confusion. “Well, if I remember correctly, his name is Delgado or something” Mikhaela answered "he told me that you two already met after I shown him your photo, and then he gave me your address".
Bryan then sighed, “Oh, yes, Nathaniel, I met him two or three days ago”.
Mikhaela then smiled, she held Bryan’s hand “Please Bryan, give one more chance...” she said. “Please, I really love you, I promise that I will be a better woman for you”.Bryan then looked at Mikhaela. “No” he said releasing his hand “I’m sorry Mikhaela, I can’t”. “But why?” Mikhaela frowned. “Why? You asked me why? Do you ever remember what have you done to me!?” Bryan said in high tone "You cheated on me! You even pregnant with someone else! Do you know how hurt my feeling was!?".
“Please, I’m very sorry, I didn’t mean to” Mikhaela said, she was started crying. “I... I have lose my child because of miscarriage back then and I don't want to lose you too, Please!”.
“Listen, I'm sorry for your loss, I'm sorry about your child, but once I said no, I mean it" Bryan claimed, “Since we broke up I have learned anything about you”
“Even before we broke up, there were rumors about you that made me uncomfortable” Bryan claimed.
“That’s not true Bryan, I...” Mikhaela said deffending herself, “Please... I love you”.
Bryan then sighed. “Please, just leave me alone” Bryan said.
Mikhaela then quiet for a moment. “Very well, If you really don’t want to meet me, I will leave now” she said “But, it doesn’t mean that I will give up to win your heart back”. Bryan didn’t said anything. “See you later Bryan, I will be back soon for you” Mikhaela said leaving Bryan’s room.
“She really doesn’t know how to give up” Bryan said. Bryan then stood up, approaching the window. Bryan noticed that Mikhaela was about to enter her car. She looked at Bryan for a moment before entering her car.
“I guess, I have to talk to Nathaniel” Bryan said. He then took his cellphone and dialed Nathaniel’s number.
Several seconds later
“Hello?” Nathaniel said answering the call.
“Nathaniel, it’s me Bryan, where are you now?” Bryan asked.
“Oh, hello Bryan, I’m in home right now” Nathaniel said in the phone “What happened? Is there anything I can help?”.
“No, but I will go to your house right now” Bryan said “There is something I have to tell you”.
“Well okay, you know my adress right?” Nathaniel said again.
“Of course” Bryan said “Don’t go anywhere, I will come soon. This is important!”.
“Oh okay, see you later” Nathaniel said hanging up his cellphone.
Chapter 10: The TruthEdit
Bryan disembarked from the cab in front of the Delgado house. “Keep the change please” he said to the taxi driver before approaching the house. In front of the house, there was Leona who checked for some mails. “Excuse me?” Bryan said. “Yes?” Leona said.“I’m Nathaniel’s... friend, is Nathaniel home?” Bryan asked politely. “Oh, you must be Bryan, I’ve heard about you from my son” Leona said. “Oh, you must be... Leona Redfield, oh sorry, I mean, Leona Delgado, the former athlete!” Bryan exclaimed “I’ve read everything about you!”. “Ha ha ha, well, yeah, thank you” Leona said “Please come in, my son is inside, he told me that you will come”.
“Thank you Mrs. Delgado” Bryan said, following to Leona inside the house.
At the living room, Nathaniel was seen watching a movie in the tv. “Hey Bryan, come sit! This movie is good, I just borrowed it!” Nathaniel said. Bryan then took a seat next to Nathaniel. Nathaniel then looked at Bryan and noticed that he looked very upset about something.
Nathaniel then took the remote control and paused the movie. “Okay, what’s wrong dude?” Nathaniel asked. “Well, I heard that you were met a woman who asking about me, right?” Bryan asked. “Oh, you mean that Mikhaela girl? Yeah, she actually asked my girlfriend, but when I found that she was looking for you so...” Nathaniel said. “You should not tell her” Bryan said cutting Nathaniel’s sentence.
“Huh? Why? Is she your girlfriend? She claimed herself to be your girlfriend” Nathaniel asked in confusion. “She WAS” Bryan said “Not anymore”. “Wait, she’s NOT your girlfriend anymore?” Nathaniel asked again. “Yes” Bryan said.“Oh, what happened between you two actually?” Nathaniel asked. Bryan then sighed, “I actually don’t want to remember it but, I think I should tell you” he said. Bryan then told Nathaniel everything about his past relationship with Mikhaela. Starting from when they first met at the university until he ended their relationship. He also told Nathaniel about Mikhaela’s attitude when she came to his apartment.
“Oh man, that’s creepy” Nathaniel said “And, uh, I’m sorry, I have no idea that you actually don’t want to meet her again”. “Well, it couldn’t help, I must face it” Bryan said.
“You boys want some cookies?” Leona said in sudden, offering a plate of cookies she took from the kitchen.
“Oh sure, thanks Mrs. Delgado” Bryan said taking a piece of cookie.
“Just enjoy it, by the way Nathaniel, I’m going to visit the Caliente house now, if Joana return, tell her to clean her room, okay?” Leona said. “Oh, sure, leave it to me” Nathaniel said. “And one more thing” Leona said “I might return home at night, I already store your diner in the refrigerator”.
“Okay mom, I understand, take care!” Nathaniel said.
“Joana? Your sister?” Bryan asked. “Yeah, she’s very rebellious” Nathaniel said “She’s often having argument with mom almost everyday, especially about her appearance”.
“Oh I see...” Bryan said.
Meanwhile at the Curtiz house.
Jean was seen in the living room with her husband, Alex Curtiz. The two were relaxing after returned from their respective jobs. “Aww I’m getting to old” Alex said, feeling a pain on his back. “Careful darling, it might be osteoporosis” Jean said while drinking a cup of tea.
“Oh man, it’s still three years remained until my retirement” Alex said. “Well, but you enjoy yor work, right?” Jean said “Joining military career is always your long time dream”. “Yeah, you are right” Alex said took a seat to Jean. He then took a newspaper on the table.
The couple then became quiet for a moment. “Honey, we need to talk about our son” Jean said.“Well, okay, what happen?” Alex asked.
“I don’t know if you will be able to accept this” Jean said “But, I... I knew that he was hiding a secret from us and I just found it”.
“Huh? What kind of secret?” Alex asked in confusion.
“Well, you know that some people has, well, different sexual orientation right?” Jean said “Well, I just found that...”.
“Stop right there” Alex said cutting Jean’s sentence “I think I know what you will say”.
“Uh-huh” Jean only nodded.
Alex then sighed, “Daniel is gay, isn’t he?” he said.
“Yes...” Jean said.
“Where is he now?” Alex asked.
“He said that he want to meet someone, he just left thirty minutes ago” Jean said.
In the Karaoke Center.
Daniel Curtiz was seen entering the lot. It was not very crowded, but there were still many people hanging out. Daniel then went to the second floor. He saw a good-looking man with blond hair was sitting at the sofa.Daniel approached the man and the man greeted him. “S-sorry I’m late, Donald” Daniel said haltingly. The man then held Daniel's hands “It’s okay sweetie, I just came too” he said.
Daniel only smiled and his face turned red. The man’s name was Donald Lucas, Daniel’s secret-boyfriend. He was working as a bartender at The Flamencos. Unlike Daniel, he was very open about his sexual orientation being a gay.
They were already dating for about three years. However, Daniel asked Donald to kept their relationship secret. “So, uh, wanna drink?” Donald said offering a nectar “This is grape, your favorite”. “Sure” Daniel said. Lucas then poured the nectar into glasses.
“For our third anniversary” Donald said in excitement. “Y-Yeah” Daniel said.
-To Be Continued-