Nothing had really changed when the other half of the Belles moved out. Life still went on, it just wasn't as crowded anymore. Things became more about the immediate family in both houses, relationships were trying to be repaired and the time apart was a good thing. The families had separate birthdays for the adults and it was only immediate family in attendance.
Of course just like Sunny and Lucy promised to each other the kids still hung out on a regular basis. Most of the time Stark and Castiel hung out at the park.
Castiel: So how's Charlotte?
Stark: She's good, she's actually fun to play with. She can run super fast! Who knew, huh?
Castiel: I told you guys we just needed to give her a chance!
Castiel ended up become quite the social butterfly with everyone, unlike his brother Damen, he wanted to stay in contact with his cousins.
Castiel: Wanna go climb to monkey bars Charlotte? My mom just bought them!
Charlotte: Heck yea I do!
Castiel: Hey Damen want to come outside and play with us?
After Charlotte had left, Castiel was at the table doing his homework. Then all of the sudden Damen came in, sat down, and just started staring at him with a hateful look on his face.
Castiel: Uh...what is it?
Damen: What is wrong with you.
Castiel: What are you talking about?
Damen: Hanging out with Stark and Charlotte. They're Uncle James's kids, and Uncle James hurt mom.
Castiel: They didn't do anything though, they're our cousins.
Damen: So what?
Sunny: Boys! What are you two arguing about?
Damen glared at Castiel and mouthed "This isn't over".
Castiel: Nothing momma.
The kids weren't the only ones keeping in touch though. Angelo would talk to James on a regular basis and try to mend the broken relationship between him and his sister.
Angelo: Hey bro, what's up?
Oh that's awesome, congrats on the promotion!
Hey I was wondering if you wanted to come over and have dinner with us?
Of course Sunny is going to be here, she is my wife.
Hey man you need to chill out.
Yea talk to you later, bro.
Angelo hung up the phone and clenched his fist. He was sick of James's attitude, he was just trying to help fix the family and he wasn't helping. All he did was bad mouth Sunny and that is what made him so angry. He was extremely protective of his wife and children and it didn't matter if they were family, you don't talk like that about his sunshine.
More birthdays are happening and more are coming up! Of course the first one to age up was Stark! He rolled the childish trait and his aspiration is Outdoor Enthusiast.
The family decided to invest in what I like to call the Relaxation Room. It features a massage table (for Sunny to give massages) and some gym equipment. I realized with this family that they are major health nuts! Sunny is always doing yoga and Angelo is always wanting to lift weights!
Sunny wasted no time on giving her husband a massage. She always loved doting on him and she knew that with him constantly working out that he had to have some aching muscles. Plus tonight was Damen's birthday and Sunny had to call up the extended family and hope for the best from James. She knew that whatever happened would stress Angelo out, although he most definitely wouldn't show it.
The party started and of course James refused to come, but that didn't stop Lucy, Stark, and Charlotte from coming over.
Stark: What's up little man! You ready to go out and get some girls with me?
Damen: I don't even like you!
Stark: That'll all change when you need a wingman!
Damen: Yea okay, I didn't even want you at my birthday.
Castiel accidentally walked in on Charlotte when she was washing her hands and decided to greet her. He knew that Damen wouldn't do it so it was up to him to make his only girl cousin feel like she was at home.
Meanwhile Damen was outside playing by himself when his mom came out to watch him.
Sunny: Be careful sweetheart you don't want to get your party clothes dirty!
Damen: I got it mom!
Sunny: Why don't you come in and talk to your cousins?
Damen: I didn't want them here to begin with, you know that!
Sunny frowned and shook her head, her little boy held such hate in his heart towards people and it made her sad to see that. She just hoped that he would grow out of it soon.
Sunny made her town famous spaghetti for the birthday party and a sugar free cake, since her family was health conscious.
Sunny: I just want to be the first to say I am so glad that we are all together again!
Angelo: Here, here!
Lucy: Totally! I definitely miss your cooking Sunny, I can hardly make grilled cheeses by myself.
Everyone continued chatting with each other and it was really great. But there was one chair that was not filled, and maybe never would be again.
Happy birthday Damen! He rolled the Gloomy trait (Oh boy) and his aspiration is to be a Party Animal. Which is such a weird combination because he's Evil AND Gloomy now. Jeezums. He looks like his fathers twin, the only thing he got from Sunny was her hair color!
After Damens birthday was over he didn't want anything to do with anyone else so Angelo thought it would be a good thing to spend some time with Sunny.
Angelo: Hey there sunshine, how have you been? I'm sorry we haven't really been able to spend that much time together.
Sunny: I've been fine hun, just stressed from work and Damen is worrying me.
Angelo: Well how about we sit down and watch a movie together, and then go do some cuddling in bed?
Sunny smiled to herself and wrapped her arms around Angelo, through everything he had been there for her no matter what. That's what she needed in life right now, stability.
Sunny: That sounds like a great idea babe.
The next morning Angelo and Sunny got up from their awesome date night together to celebrate Sunny's adult birthday. Angelo was singing his heart out and Damen didn't want anything to do with the celebrations, as usual.
After Sunny and Angelo ate some cake she called Damen into the study. It was time for her to explain what the legacy was.
Sunny: It's time I tell you about the legacy Damen.
Damen: I don't want anything to do with it.
Sunny opened her mouth and then closed it again. She didn't think she heard right so she chuckled nervously and said,
Sunny: Wait what? Excuse me?
Damen: I don't want anything to do with it, I think it's a boring and stupid idea.
Sunny was furious. This is something her mother started and she couldn't believe her son was saying this to her right now.
Sunny: Do you understand what you're even saying?! My mother started this legacy and I won't allow you to talk like that about this family!
Damen: I'm sorry mom but I honestly don't care, if I could choose I would just want to be in a normal family.
She couldn't hold it back anymore, tears streamed down Sunny's face and she pushed her hair back trying to calm down. Between everything going on with James and stress at work she couldn't handle much more tension.
Sunny: I want you to know Damen, that you still have to prepare a speech and I want you to make it a good one. You have a duty to this family and regardless if you want to win or not that is up to the community.
Damen just nodded and left the room not looking back once at his mom, it's not that he didn't care that she was crying it was that he just didn't feel the need to comfort her. Maybe it was his evil ways but he just didn't really care about his family anymore, but he did know he had a duty to do, regardless of what he wanted, so he decided to start writing his speech.
Sunny decided to just go to bed and sleep it off. The next morning she went down to the Relaxation Room and told Angelo what their son had said.
Angelo: Are you sure that's exactly what he said? You sure he didn't mean something else by it?
Sunny: No Angelo, he was pretty plumming clear about it.
Angelo: Okay sunshine, just chill out. You told him to make a speech and I know that he will do that. If he doesn't I'll have a talk with him okay?
Sunny sighed and nodded her head slowly,
Sunny: Yea, yea. I got it. I just don't want this legacy to die with me! We're only the second generation! The SECOND. Hopefully Castiel will have a different opinion...at least I hope so...
Damen was still up to his old habits. In fits of rage he would break the dollhouse. Ever since he started writing the speech he was on edge. What if the community picked him? He didn't want it. Then a miraculous idea came up in his head. If he DID win he could just leave the family estate! Then they would HAVE to give it to Castiel! It was the perfect back up plan! Well that is if he could get away with it before his mom caught on.
A few days later when Castiel and Damen were sitting down to eat dinner, Castiel brought up what he over heard his mom and dad talking about.
Castiel: How could you say that kinda stuff to momma?
Damen: What are you talking about?
Castiel: You said you don't want to be apart of this legacy and you wished that you were apart of a normal family.
Damen: Well I'm not going to lie to her about how I feel!
Castiel: Yea but you made momma cry! What is wrong with you? She has stood up for you ever since you were little!
Damen: You talk like you're an adult, Cas. Just take a chill pill, you don't understand what goes on in my mind and I highly doubt anyone ever will.
The next morning the family decided to spend some time together, they rarely got the chance to anymore because everyone was working towards their aspirations.
Angelo: Damen I'm going to need you to watch your little brother today. Me and your mom have to go to work, okay?
Damen: Yea, yea whatever.
Sunny dug a little harder into Damens back, maybe a little to hard.
Sunny: Do you understand Damen?
Damen: Ow, ow! Yea I do mom, jeez!
Not even an hour after his parents had left did Damen come in and tell Castiel that he was going to the park.
Castiel: Well let me come with you! Mom said you can't leave me home alone!
Damen: Whatever, you know where the phone is if there is an emergency. I wanna get out of here. See you later.
Castiel: Damen wait!
By the time Castiel had gotten his shoes on his big brother was already down the road.
Castiel: Well...I guess it's just me and left over grilled cheese tonight.
At the park Damen caught sight of his Aunt Lucy.
Damen: Hey! What's up Aunt Lucy?
Lucy: I heard you didn't want us there at your birthday.
Damen laughed nervously and looked around for an escape route.
Damen: Oh well you know how I am!
Then he saw it, his escape route. A beautiful teenage girl with a bob cut walked up to him.
Damen: Well hello there you pretty thing.
The girl giggled and batted her eyelashes,
Girl: Hi there! What's your name?
Damen: My name is Damen, what's yours babe?
Noemi: My name is Noemi Couch!
Damen took the chance to try and flirt with this girl and get away from his Aunt, it was a win win situation!
Damen: Well how about we head over to that fountain over there and talk about how you keep that gorgeous body in shape.
The rest of the night Noemi kept talking and talking about the most ridiculous things, obviously Damen didn't care he just wanted to get a few kisses from this girl. She was hot and he wanted her. So of course he played the whole nice guy routine, ya know, listen and say you understand blah blah blah.
Yet when the time came for him to go in for the kill the girl bypassed him and gave him a hug instead! What a buzz kill!
Damen: I guess I'll talk to you later baby.
Noemi: Definitely, you better call me or I'll be really mad!
As Damen was walking away he smirked to himself and thought,
Damen: Oh you poor sweet girl, you think you're going to be a long time thing? You probably might be around for a month tops.
The next morning was Castiel's birthday! Angelo went into his sons room to wake him up and give him a big ol' hug. He tried to do this with Damen but he growled at his dad and told him to let him sleep in. Fortunately Castiel was already up and dressed and ready to party!
Before he left the room Castiel tried to wake up his brother for his party,
Castiel: Wake up Damen it's my birthday!
Damen: *mumbles* I honestly don't care. I had a long night last night, leave me alone.
Castiel sighed and drooped his head,
Castiel: I just want you to know I'm not gonna tell mom and dad about you leaving me home alone...
Damen: *mumbles* Whatever.
When Damen finally decided to get out of bed the party was in full swing. The usual guests were there his Aunt Lucy and his two cousins Charlotte and Stark. Before he even said hi to anyone he grabbed some freshly made fruit cobbler and sat down at the table. Sunny took this opportunity to tell him about the news she heard from Lucy,
Sunny: Sooooo I heard from your Aunt Lucy that you went to the park last night. She said she DIDN'T see Castiel. Did you leave your brother home alone?!
Before Sunny could get an answer out of him she heard a crash outside, the kids were out there playing and she was more worried about someone getting hurt. She knew she could always talk to Damen later about the incident so she rushed outside.
Damen: *mumbles* Thank plum I avoided that.
When Sunny got out there whatever happened was already past. Castiel and Charlotte were laughing and swinging on the monkey bars like nothing had happened. She just shrugged her shoulders and went inside to make the cake, deciding not to spoil the party mood with an argument with Damen.
Damen decided he should at least try and mingle with his older cousin, Stark, they were both the same age and he didn't really know anyone else.
Stark: Hey man! What is up!?
Damen: Nothing much, just met a really hot girl last night and got her number.
Stark: Aww for real man?! Guess you're the real casanova, don't even need your cousin over here as a wingman!
Damen: Yea man, I can get the ladies all on my own. All I gotta do is play the nice guy card and they're like clay in my hands.
Inside the boys were missing Castiel's birthday party, but Castiel didn't care. As long as the people who honestly cared about him were there he was fine with that.
Well hello there Castiel! He is the perfect mixture of Sunny and Angelo, it looks like Camilo's eye type is carrying through another generation! He rolled the Geek trait and he wants to be a Painter Extraordinaire!
I just had to add another picture because Castiel is such a handsome sim! Sorry! I couldn't help myself!
Of course we can't forget about the only girl that was born this generation! The beautiful Charlotte has grown up! She gained the Clumsy trait (Poor girl) and wants to find her Soulmate! She turned out to be very skinny but maybe we can put some meat on those bones!