Sunny called her boys downstairs to talk to them about what she had read. Although she felt like she was being a good mother, she realized that she never asked how they felt.
Sunny: Boys, I wanted you guys to know that I read your essays. Your teacher sent them to me.
Castiel & Damen: WHAT?
Sunny: Now don't get mad. I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm not mad at what either one of you wrote. I just wanted to tell you that I want you to talk to me about these things you are feelings. I'm your mother and I want to be here for you.
Castiel: Well mom no offense but you're never really around. Your hours at work are super long and you leave right before we get home.
Damen: Yea. It's not like we don't like being home alone but you're never around and dad working late too.
Sunny: I can't just stop working guys! We might be a legacy family but simoleons don't grow on trees! I wish I could be here more often but we need the money. I will always be here for you, and I want you guys to tell me if you have something on your mind. Okay?
Castiel & Damen: Okay.
Sunny: Okay I'm glad that you guys understand. Now go get some sleep, it's late and you boys have school in the morning.
The next morning Angelo sat down with his wife and wanted to get down to the bottom of why she had been acting weird last night.
Angelo: Sunny what was wrong with you last night? And don't tell me it's nothing. I'm tired of you telling me that, I know something is wrong with you.
Sunny sighed and shook her head,
Sunny: The boys worry me, we're never around because of work and I read their essays that their Simlish teacher sent me and it told me a lot.
Angelo: Well what did it say?
Sunny pulled out her phone and showed Angelo the essays that she had downloaded. She leaned back and watched his facial reactions. They went from curious, to angry, to confused, then finally to sadness. Angelo set the phone gently on the table and looked his wife in the eyes.
Angelo: Are we that bad of parents?
Sunny: No! I just think they feel like they can't talk to us. Hopefully things will change..
Angelo smirked and chuckled a little. Confused Sunny cocked her head to the side,
Sunny: What's so funny?
Angelo: You. You're so cute when you're worried.
Sunny: Angelo! How can you flip on a dime like that?
Angelo: I don't know. Yea I'm worried about our sons but when I look at you sometimes I just can't help but smile. Everything you do to me is beautiful, from how much you worry about our kids to how you snore a little at night.
Sunny: I do NOT snore!
Angelo: Ohhhhkay, little miss piggy!
Later that morning Castiel got a text from Charlotte asking if she could come over. Obviously he texted her back saying of course. When she arrived he wasn't expecting what she was going to talk about.
Castiel: So what do you wanna do?
Charlotte: Actually I wanted to talk to you about something. I haven't told anyone and I wanted to run it by you first.
Charlotte took a deep breath, closed her eyes, and let go of the heavy weight on her shoulders.
Charlotte: I like girls.
Castiel's eyes went wide and he opened his mouth to say something, and closed it again because he couldn't quite figure out what to say. Charlotte squirmed in her seat and looked at him with pleading eyes.
Charlotte: Say something please..
Castiel: I just..that was not what I was expecting to hear. I thought you might be like, oh hey I got a guitar! Or something like that..how long has this been weighing on your shoulders?
Charlotte: For a very, very long time. I remember when we were younger that I had a crush on a girl in my class and I told her and she freaked out saying she didn't like me she liked boys. Ever since then I've kept it to myself, but I want to find somebody and out of our entire family I'm the closest with you and I wanted to tell you first.
Castiel: Well I'm glad you told me. If you ever need a wingman just call me up!
Charlotte laughed and gave the biggest hug to Castiel, she buried her face in his shirt and without even realizing it she started to cry.
Castiel: Hey, hey! Why are you crying!?
Charlotte: Just..thank you so much for listening..
After Charlotte had left Castiel went in the kitchen to get a grilled cheese and his mom came in and sat down with him.
Sunny: Hey Cas, how's Charlotte doing? I just saw her leave.
Castiel: Oh yea, she's great. She just wanted to talk about something.
Sunny: About what?
Castiel: Uhhhh...wait. Have you seen Damen?
Noemi: Damen! Stop it you!
Damen: I just can't keep my hands off of you baby.
Noemi: We're out in front of everyone it's embarrassing!
Damen: Well give me one more kiss and I'll let you leave, I have homework to do anyways.
Noemi: Oh alright, just one more! We should go out on a date sometime by the way. We don't really know each other, all you wanna do is kiss it seems!
Damen: Oh yea, yea. Sure baby, sure. Give me another kiss?
When Damen came back into the house, Castiel raced into the kitchen and sat down.
Damen: Jeez bro. What is the rush?
Castiel whispered angrily,
Castiel: Where were you! Mom was looking all over the house for you!
Damen: Oh you know, hanging out with Noemi.
Castiel: Dude, you really need to let her go. I've heard what you've said to your friends about how she's just your "plaything".
Damen: That's my buisness not yours man. Keep out of it.
Castiel: She has feelings too you know. She's a person just like we are.
Damen slammed his fists on the table, his anger got the best of him and he glared at his brother.
Castiel: I said, stay out of it Castiel.
When Damen finished his homework he needed to see Noemi. He needed to take his anger out in some sort of way and that way was being with Noemi and kissing for hours, but this time it was different. He felt like he needed more from her.
Damen: Hey Noemi! Wanna meet up?
Angelo had just gotten home from work and decided to spend some time with his sons. When he called their names only Castiel came out.
Angelo: Hey kiddo, where's your brother?
Castiel: Uh...about that...
- 1 hour earlier -
Damen: Hey baby, wanna come back over to my house?
Noemi squealed and did a little jump, finally she was able to go to the famous legacy house with her boyfriend! Well sort of boyfriend, he hadn't really asked.
Noemi: Of course! I'm super excited!
Damen: Oh you should be excited baby...
Noemi smiled at Damen coyly,
Noemi: What does that mean?
Damen: Oh you'll see.
Damen snuck past Castiel, who was in the living room watching TV, and upstairs into his Uncle and Aunts old bedroom.
Noemi: So what are we doing up here?
Damen reached around and brought her closer to him,
Damen: Well we could do a lot of things, but I have one particular thing in mind.
When Angelo finally got the answer out of Castiel, he ran upstairs hoping that what he said wasn't true. Unfortunatley it was.
Angelo: DAMEN BELLE WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?!
Noemi and Damen jumped out from under the covers and quickly covered themselves up.
Damen: DAD! What are you- How are you-
Angelo was so infuriated that he said through clenched teeth,
Angelo: Leave us. Now Damen.
Angelo sat down on the side of the bed and patted the bedsheets, sheepishly Noemi sat down beside him. He sighed and shook his head.
Angelo: Sweetheart, why would you do this? You're so young.
Noemi: Well..because Damen loves me!
Angelo: Did you want to do this?
Noemi: Yes of course.
Angelo: Are you two dating?
Noemi squished up her face and was about to say something snarky but realized she didn't exactly know if they were dating either. Angelo realized that she hesitated and took the opportunity to tell her his two cents.
Angelo: I want you to leave here tonight Noemi, and don't come back until Damen gives you a straight up answer on if you two are together. It will save you a lot of heartache in the long run.
After Noemi had left the house, Angelo called Sunny into the living room with Damen and sat her down to tell her what he had witnessed.
Angelo: Damen. Do you want to tell your mother what you did?
Damen looked down sadly at his cake and shook his head quickly.
Angelo: Well then I'll tell her. Your son was caught messing around with a girl in the upstairs bedroom.
Sunny was so confused she wasn't even mad, she didn't know how this could happen.
Sunny: What do you mean messing around? Damen do you know what that could lead to?! Do you WANT to be a father?!
Damen: N-no..of course not.
Sunny: You are grounded mister. And your speech better be ready because it is getting published tomorrow. You will stay in this house until the heir is picked. Do you understand me?!
Damen: Yes ma'am...
Angrily Sunny stomped out of the room and into her own. She couldn't believe that her son could have done this without letting her tell him about what kind of consequences could happen with doing that kind of stuff.
The next morning Castiel went into the kitchen and was surprised to see Noemi sitting there eating food.
Castiel: Um what are you doing here?
Noemi: Oh, don't tell anyone I told you this but Damen snuck me back in last night! I'm supposed to leave before anyone wakes up but I take it you're an early riser?
Castiel: Um yea.. but you really need to leave. My parents will be up soon.
When Castiel had seen Noemi to the door he started cleaning up the kitchen when Damen came in looking visibly upset. Still a little pissed about Noemi still being here he was very short with his brother.
Castiel: You're girlfriend was still here. She told me you snuck her in after everyone was asleep.
Damen: She's not my girlfriend...
Castiel slammed the dishes down in the sink and glared at his brother.
Castiel: Then why would you do that stuff with her?! You know she loves you right?! I know you're evil but for creators sake man you need to tell her the truth!
Damen was fed up with his goodie two shoes brother always telling him how to act, he got up and left the room but Castiel yelled after him.
Castiel: We're going to the pool with our cousins so you better be ready to go in 30 minutes! I want to have some fun before the voting for heir starts!
When they got to the pool Stark and Charlotte were accompanied by their mom, Lucy. She said she wanted to see her two nephews that she hadn't seen since they had both aged up.
Damen met another girl at the pool that surprisingly came on to him and he rolled with it,
Damen: Hey baby can I get your number?
Girl: Of course sweet thing, you better text me tonight too.
Damen: With a body like that I'll text you whenever you want!
Meanwhile Castiel was catching up with Charlotte about what had been going on in her life.
Castiel: So have you told your parents yet?
Charlotte: Not yet, I'm still a little nervous.
Castiel: It's no rush, you have your whole life if you want.
Charlotte: Yea...but on another subject are you nervous about the heir vote?
Castiel slicked back his already wet hair and sighed,
Castiel: Yea I guess, but I have a feeling that something isn't going to go right. Like when we get the results something bad is going to happen...
Charlotte: I'm sure everything will be fine!
A little update about the house is that we added another room! I call it the arts room. We added Camilos easel and finally we had a place to put the photo studio (instead of outside).
Sunny also updated her wardrobe to look a little more adult like. Still as beautiful as ever!