Valentina Rykov (née Romanova) is a minor character featured in A Sim's Tale: Book 3. Valentina is the late mother of the main character Ariana Rykov and sister of Matilda Romanova, who desperately tried to resurrect her for Ariana's happiness.
Little detail about Valentina's life. At age 19, Valentina met and fell in love with a rich man from Rykov family who was ten years older than her. The two then got married and decided to stay in Riverblossom Hills. Three months marriage Valentina finally became pregnant. Just two days after Valentina’s 20th birthday, Ariana was born.
The Rykov family lived happily until, Rykov got fired from his job after a security guard caught him stealing money. Rykov became very abusive toward Valentina. He also became an alcoholic. Every night, he would mercilessly hit Valentina.
In one day, Rykov left without Valentina’s knowledge. Valentina’s sister, Matilda, came to the town to stay with Valentina until she found her husband.
Valentina always tried to found her husband but she had no clue of his whereabout until three years later...
When Valentina went shopping in the town, she saw her husband kissing with another woman. Enraged, Valentina attempted to slap the woman, but Rykov pushed her to the middle of the street, causing Valentina getting hit by a truck. The horrified Rykov and his girlfriend escaped just before Matilda and the cops arrived.
Valentina was fell into coma for seven months until finally she passed away.
Ariana was three years old when Valentina’s passed. After this, Matilda decided to raise Ariana by herself to honor her sister. They moved to Sunset Valley one year after Valentina’s death. Matilda brought her sister’s ashes with them.
Her ashes then burried in the Sunset Valley Cemetery.