This was my first time using TwistedMexi’s Tool Mod and baby, let me tell you, the learning curve was steep. Shout out to all the simmers (TwistedMexi) who made tutorials. My math skills CLEARLY need work, as I spent so much time mystified as to why 360 rotation wasn’t working (GUYS, IT IS A CIRCLE. THAT’S WHY THEY JUST KEPT FACING THE SAME WAY. I TURNED THE OBJECT IN A CIRCLE. GAH!).
I’m still trying to figure out the cc situation for Gwendolyn’s new look, so bear with me. There isn’t a lot of monster cc for kids and what does exist requires a lot of trial and error. Her look may evolve as I figure out my shit!
StrangerVille, Martin Residence
For as long as she could remember, Valeria Martin always had a second sense. She knew when her children were in trouble…when her laboratory staff lied to her…when her husband had an extra helping of pie.
And she knew that when a knock came just after her new lab assistant called to make sure that she was home, murderous creatures were waiting on the other side.
“Just a minute! I have to grab something from the dining room,” she called out, “Door’s open!”
Backtracking to hide from their view but keep her own line of sight clear, Valeria peered past the wall. Did these creatures think they could come into her house on her day off and catch her unaware?
Folks would be surprised to learn what kind of enemies high-level government projects wrought.
Silently, she slid the buffet’s top drawer open and pulled out her gun. Leaning back against the wall, she took a deep breath and counted down from ten in her head.
It would be incorrect to say Valeria knew vampires were real. Though her job brought her into contact with many previously unknown things, vampires had been firmly planted in the “things my eldest daughter liked to watch TV shows about” category.
But Valeria was a scientist—the world’s foremost expert on momentum conversion. Categories changed all the time.
She cocked her gun and took another breath. Based on what she’d gleaned from Alice’s vampire phase, bullets were not going to stop her livingroom guests, just slow them down. But that would be enough.
Ignoring the hissing sounds that sent shivers down her spine, she spun away from the wall and emptied her clip into the creature wearing the Victorian ball gown. The vampire dropped to her knees, sputtering and growling.
Meanwhile, the other vampire roared, preparing to charge her.
Valeria took a cautionary step back, “I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”
“The hubris of mortals,” he sneered, “You’ll be disabused of that notion soon enough.”
Before he and his purple suit made a move, Servo glided out of the kitchen and delivered an electric shock so powerful, if left the creature’s skin smoking.
Mechanical joints rattling, the robot marched over to its owner, taking care to use a metal foot to crush “Ballgown” back down to the ground.
“Dining Room protocol activated. Back-up has been notified,” he relayed, static punctuating his words.
Valeria took in the miserable sounds of the two fools splayed out on her floor and smirked.
Voice activation, it was the wave of the future.
The jungle was for insects and those who deserved eternal punishment. That Aur—William—had the nerve to whistle while hacking through it made the entire experience worse. He could have easily used his vampiric speed to rush ahead and clear the path, but Morgyn was sure this sedate pace was being done on purpose.
“Are there no horses?” the Sage whined, not even bothering to put on a show of being disaffected.
“Horses? Have ye not been to the jungle since the Victorian age? Of course, there are no horses. You may look like a sim, but we both know you’re no mortal. Cast an energy spell or whatever you lot call it, and move along.”
Morgyn frowned but didn’t answer. If only William knew the number of times that they snuck away to burn off excess magic. Now they had to balance the scales by conserving magic.
The Sage felt their feet blistering in their highly fashionable but too tight boots.
After a few more miles, they were swaying on those blistered feet. “I think I’m going to faint.”
William turned, his mask of irritation quickly evaporating. As he sped over, Morgyn closed their eyes, deciding that their only consolation for all this suffering was landing in William’s arms.
That’s why it was such a surprise when they landed on the ground.