The Secret Ingredient

The older twins aged up, and this chapter has the younger twins aging up. Birthdays birthdays everywhere!

Also it’s the fourth of July, but I played this a while ago (read: yesterday) and didn’t have the foresight to do anything about it. So when you get to the middle, close your eyes and imagine an epic Mendeleev fourth of July party.

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Boron wants to max charisma and guitar, despite lacking both the charismatic and virtuoso traits, but I have her on the guitar anyway so Nitrogen can jam with her sometimes. They might start a band, since I should probably experiment with that feature a bit. I’ve never had a band.

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And here’s our little heiress now… catching a fly so she can eat it. She’ll be a great head of the household, I’m sure.

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Boron and Nitrogen jam together, although they can’t make a band yet because Nitrogen is still a teenager or something. I’m not sure how EA figures out what activities are available for what age groups, because they don’t make too much sense to me.

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It’s time for Berry and Boron to graduate, so they spin into their graduation gear.

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Somehow, Berry manages to graduate before they get to city hall. I’m not sure how the classmates figure she’ll take over the world, but whatever. Award!

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Boron: My hat is so much cooler than Berry’s.

It really is. Boron wins the award for “Most Likely to Set Her Own House On Fire.”

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I highly recommend having a police officer or firefighter in the family, because you get to drive around in awesome police cruisers and fire trucks.

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Hydrogen shows up for graduation and doesn’t need to be invited because he’s just all around awesome and wants to show support for his nieces.

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The family that cleans the bathroom together stays together. There are so many sinks, toilets, and showers in the house that I feel as if there’s constantly something in need of fixing or cleaning.

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Nitrogen: I’m on to you, potty! You were dirty yesterday, and now you’re clean! Did you think I wouldn’t notice? I know what you and your toilet friends are up to!

Speaking of the potty…

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ELLIE! Not on the pancakes! I swear, there’s a bathroom right next door!

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Lithium: Wow, these taste really good. Did you do anything different with them?

Ellie: Uh… The secret ingredient is love.

Look! The entire family is at the table. Eight sims at the table! It’s like a once-in-a-lifetime event here.

Fourth of July party! Go! *closes eyes* Oh… heh heh… silly Carbon… Ellie! Zhan! Not in front of Lorie!

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Boron: Berry, I’m worried about our money.

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Berry: We live in, like, a mansion and Grandma’s at the top of her career. What are you worried about?

Boron: I meant like when we get kicked out and Nitrogen inherits everything.

Berry: Oh. Yeah, that’ll suck.

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I’m also kind of worried about the next generation because Ellie won’t live forever and no one else has a job. Nitrogen’s certainly not getting one because she needs to max four skills and I’m having a hard time getting Theo to max two.

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We’d probably have more money if I didn’t spend it on things like this awesome television, though.

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The easels are all occupied, so Boron sculpts so the family might have something to sell besides all of the awesome things that I could sell but don’t want to.

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Meanwhile, Lithium and Theo are off being an adorable couple. I love them so much, even though Lithium wanted to divorce Theo twice.

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Boron: Lol. Mom is going to get done with all of our paintings just in time for Carbon and Nitrogen to age up.

Theo: Don’t be mean, Boron. Your mother is working very hard to get everything done.

Boron: Whatever. Grandma, you have to tell me what you put in these pancakes. They’re great!

Ellie: *Cough*

Since our heiress will be aging up soon, I’m keeping an eye out on possible spouses, both male and female.

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Um… how about no? I’m all for interesting genetics, but… that nose. Disappointed smile I’m pretty sure this is Zo Curious, and I checked her picture as a child. It looked okay as a child. As a teen? Not so much.

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Zo: I can’t believe you invited me over to do homework and went to bed instead.

Nitrogen: I thought you’d be hot. Now shut up and let me sleep or I’m going to kill you. I need rest for my birthday tomorrow.

FLAWLESS BIRTHDAY TRANSITION>>>

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Carbon is now unlucky, because we don’t have enough broken sinks already.

Carbon: Yay!

Not yay.

Carbon: Not yay!

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Nitrogen has gotten the brave trait, but more importantly, she’s dressed in steampunk stuff because I got a request for it from princessleia1987 and I’m a sucker for steampunk clothes anyway. More more importantly, you should ignore Teen!Carbon in the background. I thought ending the generation with a picture of our adultified heiress was more important than continuity.

Point tally at end of generation 2:

Generations born: 2
Portraits painted: 8 (Not counting Mulan)
LTWs: 3
Over 100,000 LTH: 2 (Points from old save plus new save put Ellie and Zhan over 100,000)

Total: 15 Open-mouthed smile Way better than 4!

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