2.72 – Always

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Altair opened his eyes, blinking as the sun streamed in through his bedroom window. It had been happening for years, and yet he’d never remembered to ask for curtains – it just hadn’t seemed important. This morning, especially, he had other things on his mind.

He jumped out of bed, skin beginning to glow as his mind became less sleep-fogged. Today was his wedding day. Everything was going to be perfect. Even, he grinned as he threw the cover back into place, his room. It didn’t matter that he wouldn’t be coming back to it.

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“Goodbye, bed. You were too small, but I liked you anyway.”

There was a knock on his door. Al straightened the collar of his suit and turned towards it.

“It’s unlocked.”

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Lyra walked into the room, still in her nightgown. She took one look at him and shook her head.

“Yeah… no. You aren’t wearing that.”

It was one of the things he liked about her, normally – she never minced her words. He liked it quite a bit less right now. He looked down at his clothes with a frown.

“What’s wrong with it? You told me this colour suits me.”

“Well, it does. It’s good for everyday wear, sports stuff… and funerals. Not for weddings.”

“But I don’t have anything else, Ly.”

“I thought this might happen. Don’t worry, I’ll be right back. Dad and I have been working on a little surprise for you.” She grinned. She had a look in her eyes that he knew all too well. A look that said I’m-in-charge-now-so-you’d-better-just-go-with-it.

“Wait, why were you-”

“You inherited his fashion sense. Luckily you both have me to fix it. We’ve been working on this for months – I promise you’ll like it. I talked him out of the sequins.”

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“Should I be worried?”

“Trust me. Think of it as your wedding gift. I love you enough to learn to sew, so be grateful, ok?”

Her words were confident, but her expression was nervous. She really wanted him to like it. Al smiled at her and squeezed her hand.

“I’m sure I’ll love it. Thank you.”

She left the room and he began to unbutton his jacket. He lay it out on the bed and looked at it critically. She was right, he decided, it really was a bit funeral-esque. Whatever she and his dad had been making, it had to be more suitable than this. He heard her footsteps coming back down the corridor, and his jaw dropped as she stepped back into his room.

“It’s beautiful.”

She beamed at him as she carefully lay the outfit in his arms.

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“Can I come in yet?”

“Hold on. I can’t get this tie right.” He fiddled with the knot in front of the mirror until he was satisfied. The material was smooth and glossy, but that did make it a little harder to keep in place. “Ok, done.”

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“You look amazing.”

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“Love you, sis.” “Love you, too, Al.”

~~*~~

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Lor is baking the traditional Strawberry Wedding Cake.

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Shea is taking advantage of the open bar. You’re still a teen, lass. I expect at least half of your drinks to be non-alcoholic, ok? You look absolutely stunning, though.

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It’s a good thing Steve went clothes shopping – he needed a nice formal outfit. This one actually looks a bit steampunk – it suits him!

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Strawberry cake AND Strawberries. That’s pretty much the most wedding thing possible.

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“I can’t believe our son is getting married.”

“I know. I’m beginning to feel old.”

“You’re not old, you’re just getting more mature.”

Malik laughed and pressed a kiss against his husband’s neck. “That’s just a nice way of saying ‘old’, and you know it.”

“You look wonderful, Mal. You always do. I, on the other hand, look like a space whale.”

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“You’re not a whale, you’re pregnant.”

“Well, tell that to my jacket. I feel ridiculous. It’s far too tight.” Lor grimaced, resting a hand on his stomach. “I swear I wasn’t this big when I was pregnant with Ellie. Do you think it’s twins again?”

“How about triplets?”

“Don’t even joke about that! I’m too old to be running around after three little ones again.”

“You’re not old, you’re just mature,” Mal said, giggling. Lor had walked right into that one, and he had only himself to blame.

“Touché,” Lor laughed, then winced. “Ok, the baby doesn’t like that.”

“Babies…”

“Don’t you dare-” Lor stopped, a gentle smile replacing the playful one. “Mal, look.”

 

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“Our baby’s all grown up.”

Mal’s hand went to his own stomach. He’d carried Altair for nine months, and now the boy was getting married and would have children of his own, soon. They’d be grandparents. His heart was warmed by the thought. If this was getting old, he decided, then there were far worse things in the world.

“Lor?”

“Yeah?”

“You know, Al would understand if you needed to wear something else. He’d rather you be comfortable, I’m sure.”

“But, it’s a wedding and I have to look-”

“Love? Just put on something you can breathe in, ok?”

Lor shook his head ruefully. “I’m being silly, aren’t I?”

“Just a little.”

~~*~~

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We’ve got to have french toast at a wedding.  Luckily, Lor in his newly donned jumpsuit is on the case! Not white, because it’s not his wedding. He still has his eyeliner, though.

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“Ellie, what are you doing?” “Gotta look my best for my baby brother’s wedding.”

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“Welcome! I’m so happy you could make it.”

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“I know you’d have picked a different date if I couldn’t.” “Well, you’re not wrong…”

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*silent screaming* LOOK AT HER! ❤ ❤ ❤

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We had the wedding at the weekend so Shea and Amata could be there. What is it with these teens and their sense of style? I was never that good as a teenager. Actually, I’m still not…

“So, no cold feet?”

Altair smiled and took Yaritza’s hands, kissing them. “If I had cold feet, I would have worn shoes.”

She giggled, and the tension fell loose from her shoulders. “You know that’s not what I meant.”

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“I know, I just love your laugh. It makes me happy.”

“Did you decide to go barefoot just so you could make that joke?”

“Nope, I just don’t like wearing shoes.”

 

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“So, are you ready?”

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“You make me want to be the best person I possibly can. You’re the sweetest, smartest, most wonderful woman I will ever know, and I will treasure you for the rest of my life. I love you, Yaritza. I always have, and I always will.”

 

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“There was something about you from the moment I met you. You’re still the shy, gentle boy I met all that time ago, but you’re so much more than that now. You’ve grown into someone that I can’t imagine being without. You’re the man I want to spend my life with. I love you, Altair. I always have, and I always will.”

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“Al? Want to sneak off? That suit looks great on you, but I think it’d look better on the floor.” “…as much as I want to say yes, we should probably stay a little while.” “Can we get some cake, then?” “Absolutely.”

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“Welcome to the family, son.”

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Yaritza knows good cake when she sees it. It’s really good to see Shea and Amata getting along, too! They’re family now, after all.

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“This is amazing!” “I know, right!”

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“Papa, should you really be drinking that in your condition?” “Don’t worry, I asked for non-alcoholic.”

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“Got too loud for you, huh? Want me to get you something from the bar? Some food?”

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“Cake and a ‘Sea of Fire’, please.” “How old are you again?” “Please?” “Fine, just this once. But I have to be your favourite brother-in-law from now on. Deal?” “Deal.”

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“I’m so happy for you. Promise you’ll visit your old dad sometimes, ok?” “You’re not old, you’re-” “If you say ‘mature’, I will go and talk to your wife instead.”

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“You’re welcome here at any time, with or without my son.”

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“Thank you. I’d like that.”

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“We’re glad to have you, Yaritza.”

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The Centauri Sisters – Shea, Ly and Ellie, all looking fab in their formal gear.

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Sneaky, Clay – getting to the cake before the rush. Lyra approves.

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“How do you get food to stay on a fork?” “Steve, not to be rude, but are you meant to be eating?” “Adjustments have been made. I can eat a little. My taste buds are still being fine-tuned.”

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Awwww ❤ They can’t keep their hands off each other.

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S: “I love weddings! When’s the next?” L: “Ellie?” E: “Why are you looking at me?! It could just as easily be you, Leo.” L: “Nuh-uh. You’re the only one dating anyone right now. Unless our little sis is hiding something from us… Are you, Shea?” S: “No!”

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Best. Day. Ever.

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A/N Wedding time!!!! This took so long to shoot – I’ve never had to do a wedding where I can only control one of the marrying sims before. Plus, so many sims on one lot always causes chaos. Wandering off during the ceremony, sleeping, exercising, glitching… it all happens. So, here are a couple of my fave outtakes!

Bonus 1

The father of the bride is a yoga-holic.

Bonus 2

If you wondered where Amata was during the ceremony… She glitched out part way through and somehow got stuck over here. I tried cheats, the teleporter mod, resetting and all kinds of things, but nothing worked.

Bonus 3

“Have you tried turning her off and on again?” “Yes, Steve. I have.”

Bonus 4

I ended up putting a wall through her in build mode. It worked, but she was NOT impressed.

Bonus 5

LYRA, DO NOT EAT THE MOULDY YOGURT! Oh, the hazards of Gluttons. Don’t worry, I took it away from her as soon as I saw what was happening.

Bonus 6

Poor, sweet, lazy Mal. He is emotionally drained.

Bonus 7

Of course Yari brings her toy kitten to her wedding. I don’t think I want to know where she keeps it, though.

 

13 thoughts on “2.72 – Always

  1. Awww Lyra sewing Al’s wedding suit was such a sweet thing for her to do! He looks so dapper in it. She and Mal did a wonderful job.

    Shea looks so good in her orange dress! It really suits her. And I totally approve of steampunk Steve! He looks great. 🙂

    Mal and Lor’s conversation was sweet. ❤ They're still so much in love after all these years. 🙂

    *whistles* Amata is a looker in that outfit of hers! So pretty.

    AAAAAH YARI ❤ She's so breathtaking in her wedding dress. ❤ And those vows! Made my heart squeeze a little with how loving and meaningful they both were. ❤

    LEO IN HIS SUIT GUH *brain dead*

    What a wonderful wedding. It was so perfect for the both of them! And the bloopers are as fantastic as always. 🙂

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    • Lyra doesn’t always show love in the obvious way, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there 🙂 She’s just not brilliant at the whole ‘sweet, sappy feelings’ expressing thing =p She’s more of an actions than words girl, with all things. She and Mal did wonderfully 🙂

      Shea looks SO GOOD! Honestly, if I tried to pull off that colour I would look ridiculous, but it really suits her. It shows off her tattoos and her figure, too!

      Mal and Lor are still as in love in middle age as they were when they were teenagers. It’s adorable ❤ I think they're both late forties/early fifties now!

      Amata is gorgeous. She picked that outfit herself, too! I remember at Momo and Lissa's wedding I had to edit some of the outfits that the guests wore because they didn't work at all, but the Vaughan family seems to be very good at fashion!

      Yari is SO pretty! I admit, I did pick her wedding outfit/hairstyle. The dress the game gave her was really not a wedding-type one at all, so I did a bit of playing around 🙂 And yeah! Neither seemed the type to go for long, wordy vows. Short, sweet and heartfelt was the way to go 🙂

      I thought you'd like his outfit =p I know how you love his shoulders.

      The wedding was exactly what I'd imagined for them (even with the bloopers going on off screen) 🙂 I'm so happy you liked it!!!

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  2. Ohhh. This was a great chapter! I love weddings and did I mention I love Al And Yaritza? ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    I hope Lor and Mal aren’t having twins or worse triplets. Oh my! They have to be getting close to Elders.

    I also wondered who was next.

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    • Al and Yari were totally meant to be 🙂 I don’t force/control romances, but I admit I wanted them to be together for a while before they were. Then again, I also wanted Lor and Clay to be a thing for a while, so I was prepared for it not to happen. I’m so SO happy it did, though!!! They’re lovely ❤ ❤ ❤

      If they do have twins/triplets, I have to admit I'll be glad I'm moving on to Gen 3 very soon! XD Lor is actually a bit younger than Mal now, due to all his pregnancies. They are both nearing Elder status, though, you're right there.

      I'm going to miss Mal and Lor being the centre so much, but they'll be around a lot, along with their nooboo(s).

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  3. This wedding was really sweet, and very fitting for this family! I loved their vows. The outtakes made me chuckle.

    Do you have MCCC, and have you looked into the occult settings?? Just wondering what are the chances that your aliens married to Sims will have alien/hybrid/Sim children.

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    • I do have MCCC, but all my occult settings are on default. I’ve only ever had hybrid children with a sim/sixan pairing before when playing, but it would be pretty cool if we got a nice mix. I’ll have to look into it, maybe mess around a bit!

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the wedding – it had a much calmer feeling than Lor and Mal’s (probably due to the absence of evilness), and it went really smoothly other than the outtakes! They couldn’t keep their hands off each other, mind. The bit where Al gives Yari a rose? Completely autonomous ❤ And I might have had to stop them sneaking into Lor/Mal's room so I could actually get the ceremony started =p

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