Hey guys, it’s been a while but we’re back with the Tanzanites 😀 In the last chapter, we had our family Christmas celebration!
Charlotte, the youngest Gen 3 child, and Laura had gotten married a while ago, and have been looking for a small home to call their own. This is the Modern Rose Starter I built:
Their home has lots of feminine colors, and the size is just right for them as well.
There’s even a children’s room because…
They adopted a baby girl! Charlotte and Laura are going to be great parents 🙂
Back at the main household, Tiana was getting ready to host a huge birthday for her little princess Aurora.
Charlotte, Tiana’s sister, and one of her daughters were there at the party, helping out and spending some time catching up.
The family had spared no expense, renting out a special party gazebo and hiring the best caterers and party-planners in town. The place was beautifully decorated and almost everyone they knew was present!
Happy Birthday, Aurora!
She aged up into a teenager with the soulmate aspiration, and has the ‘romantic’, ‘good’ and ‘alluring’ traits.
Her massive, double-level room was renovated as well, with the first level being a sitting/reading area + walk-in wardrobe.
The second level has a beautiful four-poster bed as well as a study area/desk on the other side of the room.
Just like it was in her childhood, Aurora spent a lot of time alone since she was rarely allowed to leave the house.
She spent most of her time painting or watching romance TV shows (she’s a romantic sim after all).
The only friend that Aurora has is a childhood friend, and they chat over the phone all the time, since they can’t hang out outside like other teenagers. Besides, they weren’t in the same school as Aurora attended a private school.
Naveen often helps his daughter out with her homework, wanting to make sure that her performance in school didn’t slip.
He loves his daughter, but they didn’t have that great a relationship, and he was still very overprotective. Aurora tried to reason with him- she’s older now and she could take care of herself, but in her father’s eyes, she would always be a little girl.
On the bright side, Charlotte still visited home often, even after moving away.
“I’m really lucky to have everything that I want- I know, but.. something’s missing, I want to make friends and find love”
Aunt Charlotte was usually there to listen to her problems, offering a source of comfort as well as advice. The world can be a harsh place, and Naveen just wanted to protect her from getting hurt. Aurora was still so young, and innocent.
All these troubles aside, the Tanzanites were doing really well.
Tiana had put in months of hard work- gardening, splicing, grafting, fishing- just to get the ingredients for this very very special dish.
Ambrosia. We’d finally succeeded, and made ambrosia- it’s selling price is 10,000 simoleons per plate, for crying out loud. Creating Ambrosia was a huge milestone for Tiana, and she’d put all of her savings into renovating the restaurant for a grand re-opening of Tiana’s Palace, featuring the new dish. You can find pictures/details of the fully renovated restaurant here!
“I’m so proud of you, Tiana, you accomplished everything I never did. Your hard work really paid off”
Business was brisk on the first day, with plenty of regular customers as well as new customers vising the restaurant.
Excited for the re-opening, Tiana worked harder than usual, trying to sell all her dishes, including the Ambrosia.
“It may be expensive- but the benefits of ambrosia are priceless! It’s all organically made, and can only be found here at Tiana’s Palace”
We bumped into lots of family members as well! This is Nyla, one of Tiana’s many cousins. It’s nice to see the rest of the Tanzanites around town, and coming to support Ti.
Finally, after hours of business- we finally sold our very first plate of Ambrosia! With the amount of money made from it, the Tanzanites won’t have to worry about the bills for a long time to come.
As the week passed, business continued to be brisk and Tiana worked all. the time.
She was the only one running the restaurant, so it gets really stressful and her fun levels were constantly low.
Luckily, she always has the support of her husband no matter what. There are some couples who snap under pressure but for them, going through stress and tough times only brings them closer.
However, it wasn’t very long until it was time for Naveen and Tiana to age up into elders, which is crazy- everything happened so quickly!
“ahh.. so this is what being an elder is like”
That night after the family celebrations, Cindy and Aiden sat down to talk..
“Aiden, I’ve been thinking, maybe it’s time for us to move on.. Ti and Naveen are already elders. We’ve had long lives, and I’m happy with the legacy we’ve left behind”
“I agree with you, my love, maybe it’s time that we should move on… it’s how life was meant to be”
“I’ll always love you, daddy”
They broke the news to Tiana, who took it well. Now that Tiana was an elder, she understood that it was only natural for her parents to move on. The hard part, however, was telling Aurora about it. Aurora had grown up under the care of her grandmother and they were best friends. Her grandma meant the world to her..
Aurora was in a good mood that night, after the birthday party, cracking jokes and laughing with her grandma.
Cindy, however, couldn’t bring herself to laugh, forcing a small smile instead.
“Baby, I have no other way of telling you this, but your grandpa and I have decided to move on to the netherworld”
Aurora was in shock, as tears fell uncontrollably from her eyes..
“What!? You can’t just leave and ‘move on’. You can’t, Grandma, this isn’t fair”
“What am I going to do without you, grandma? I can’t bear to lose you”
“I’m sorry love, but it’s the way things are… life goes on”
“Aurora baby, you’re going to be okay, I promise. I love you more than you’ll ever know.”
Dawn fell, as Cindy brought her granddaughter out to their backyard-
“I have something to show you”
“Look at the last star in the sky, Aurora. Whenever you feel lost or alone, just look up and know that I’ll be here, watching over you my darling. I’ll always be here with you, in your heart.”
With that, Cindy and Aiden headed off to the family graveyard..
“We’ve lived a long life here- now it’s time move on.. See you in our next lives, my love”