It took a while for Teddy’s parents to accept that their only son was now a human and would die after only one lifetime... but they came around to the idea eventually.
After all, Teddy hasn’t felt this alive and happy since Uvie passed away. And even with her it was a different kind of happiness.
He even takes up cooking so that Paris will stop living on cereal and left over cake from the triplets’ birthday (of which there is still a LOT).
A few days later, Teddy feels the first of his wrinkles take hold.
Later that night, so does Paris. Although she’s considerably less pleased with the result.
Derrick doesn’t even get to witness his daughter’s birthday. Aolani had just come outside to beg grandpa for a bedtime story when the old man began to sparkle, and then rose into the air like Chris Simgel from TV!
Aolani is a smart boy. He knows this isn’t a magic trick. This is real, and grandpa isn’t trying to do it. He’s dying.
Paris can’t believe how hard she’s taking this. Its just Derrick! He’s not her dad he was just... just there for her when she really needed him.
As always, Teddy is there for her when she needs him too. Except this time she’s comforting him as well. Derrick may have made some bad decisions in his life, but when they really needed him he gave up his entire lifestyle just to help them raise the triplets after Uvie’s death, and didn’t complain about it once.
Aurora is a sensitive little bugger, and grandpa’s death hits her the hardest. She knows Derrick wasn’t really her grandpa, not like he’s Briar’s, but she loved him all the same.
She’s really sad that Briar won’t even get to meet the grandpa who loved him so much.
Briar can’t understand why Rora’s face is all wet and sticky, but he never says no to hugs.
Just like he doesn’t complain when momma picks him up just to have him close while she cleans up the house. She looks a bit different as a result of her midlife crisis fears, but she’s still momma.
Despite being human, Teddy is still an incubus, and before long he feels the familiar weakness that comes from too long out of bed. It sucks, but he knows how to fix it... shame the first girl who catches his interest after Uvie’s death ends up being Paris’ cousin Elvira.
Elvira wants to be a rockstar just like her parents, Maddie and Ryan Sabo-Crist. She’s also dating Eli Sabo-von Hagen (Son of Rochelle and Santiago), but Teddy’s convinced her to dump him and join team Teddy. Which she does. Happily.
But then they go to a movie and screw in the back room and Teddy feels a guilt in the pit of his stomach worse than anything he’s ever felt before. He breaks up with her after only a day.
... And then he meets Cecilia McKinley-Smith.
And... and um...
He really shouldn’t have gone home with her but...
Yeah. He’s goanna regret this in the morning.
While Teddy is out doing whomever, Briar’s birthday arrives.
You goatta admit... he’s adorable.
And now that her son is finally old enough to travel, Paris has another trip in mind. Perhaps its time she made the journey to the fae world. She does miss her mother after all, and it would do Briar some good to learn about his roots. They’ll leave in the morning.
Oh my goooooosh Briar why can't you just be a YA already? X_X I have never wanted to cheat so bad to age someone up. But I will resist... at least as far as you guys know I will resist.
Okay so scroll back up to Cecilia McKinley-Smith up there. I'd been following her around in her child and teen years cause SP gave her my name. As SOON as she became a YA I sent Teddy over to where she was getting a job and then waited for her to come out of the Business building. I didn't even touch her in CAS. I just... I mean... thank you SP genetics for giving the best looking sim in town my name <3 Just thank you. She's a descendant of Glimmer (Sabo) and Angelo (Dennis), Chad (Starr) and Mar-mar (Another Dennis), and of course Ana McKinley.
Wow. Beautiful things happen when legacies intermix.
Next chapter takes place in the fae world... also known as Avalon by Bakasims. I'll post a download link next chapter once I've spammed you with enough eye candy of the island to make you fall in love.