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The Bloomer Legacy: 7.14 In the Shadows

February 14, 2016 The Plumbob 15 Comments

After her mother’s revelation, Pauline continued living her lonely life on the island. She accepted her fate of being a monster, since there didn’t seem to be an alternative. And as Astrid’s painting career blossomed, making her travel off the island more and more often, Pauline found herself on her own more often than not.

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As a painter’s daughter, she kept busy with art. Astrid made sure Pauline always had plenty of painting supplies to follow in her mother’s suite.

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But as much as Astrid tried to push her daughter towards the easel and brushes, Pauline’s true passion lied in music. It soothed her soul, and transported her to a world of imagination, a world where even a strange form like her could have friends and be a part of something.

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But of course it was all just a dream. In the end, it was just her and her violin. And sometimes, Astrid.

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Pauline often wondered if her mother was happy. She only ever seemed to be content when she was painting; once a piece was finished, it meant trying to sell it, going to the mainland, attending exhibitions…

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Whenever Astrid had to leave the island for work, her face was full of disdain. But it was the necessary evil for her to be able to return to her little slice of paradise and continue painting.

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Pauline didn’t get it. She would give anything to be able to be able to slip into a disguise and venture out to roam with other sims. She was jealous of her mother’s trips. But at the same time, they gave her the opportunity to get as close to being a part of the world as she could ever hope for.

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Pauline had never forgotten about the secret passage to the Bluffs. She would sneak away every time Astrid was out of the picture.

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Sure, she was more careful now. She lingered in the shadows, only coming out of hiding when there was no one around.

But her favourite times in the Bluffs where those when other sims visited the place, and she would be able to listen to them, tucked away in the bushes, fantasising about being one of them.

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“Cannonbaaaaall,” a girl yelled out, followed by a splash. Pauline felt a few drops of water hit her ugly skin. It was a strange sensation. They were so close, yet so far.

She’d never seen this group in the Bluffs before. They seemed to be her age. Except unlike her, they were normal. What she would give to be one of them…

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“Count on Starr to make an entrance,” one of the boys laughed.

“I was taught by the best,” the girl replied. “Speaking of which, where is Peyton?”

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“She’ll be here any moment, you know time management is not her strongest suite,” the green-haired boy shrugged as he climbed out of the water.

“Actually, I think I heard something,” the other boy followed. “Peyt? Is this another grand scheme?”

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To Pauline’s horror, the trio started making their way towards the bush she was hiding it. She held her breath…

“Come on Peyton, why are you hiding,” the boy with the long hair was getting closer. “What are you… woah!”

There he stood, right in front of her. Pauline’s head was spinning. There was no going back, they’d all seen her. What would they do to her, seeing what she was? Maybe she’d get lucky and they would be too scared of her to get anything…

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“Please don’t hurt me, I’ll leave immediately, I promise,” she stuttered.

“Huh?” The boy looked confused. “You running away from something?”

“Guys, this is SO cool,” the boy with the green hair interrupted.

“Funny you guys thought it was Peyton,” the girl noted. “She looks so much like her! Who knew that was possible!”

“You’ve got to meet Peyton,” the dark-haired boy grinned at Pauline. “She’ll love you. And she is, like, the coolest person ever!”

Pauline was confused; were they not going to hurt her? And who was this girl they kept talking about?

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“Did anyone say Peyton?” a distinct voice called out from the distance.

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  1. Hales
    February 14, 2016 - 5:34 pm

    That has to be her sister right

  2. KViola
    February 15, 2016 - 5:03 am

    You have left me speechless once again… Peyton is Paolo’s daughter, isn’t she?

  3. Derubelle
    February 16, 2016 - 4:19 pm

    omg this is soooo exciting!

  4. carovnamaruska
    February 27, 2016 - 6:37 pm

    Wow, Pauline is truly beautiful. And so is Peyton I suppose. She also seems to inherit her father’s outgoing personality. :)

    • The Plumbob
      February 28, 2016 - 8:51 pm

      I love the way Pauline turned out. And Peyton definitely is quite the social butterfly!

  5. Cathy Thwing
    March 5, 2016 - 7:42 pm

    YAZ! This is the most awesome!

    • The Plumbob
      March 5, 2016 - 10:13 pm

      I couldn’t wait for them to meet :)

  6. raerei
    April 27, 2016 - 4:31 am

    Haha! And just after my last post! Love it.

  7. CitizenErased14
    April 30, 2016 - 5:57 pm

    Oh yay! I’m so glad that Pauline is getting to meet (presumably :P) her half-sister and see that NO ONE CARES about what she looks like and her mother is a selfish, cowardly… Yeah. Stopping myself XD

    Please let her leave the island like… now! :)

  8. Hailey
    May 4, 2016 - 6:23 pm

    Astrid and Pauline remind me of Rapunzel and Mother Gothel. :)

    • The Plumbob
      May 5, 2016 - 9:39 pm

      Haha yeah, there’s definitely that kind of dynamic going on there!

  9. ninjapigsims
    August 18, 2016 - 3:32 am

    Yay for explorations and new discoveries! I hope the teens will all get along. :)

    Also, I love that shot you took of the tree covered in lanterns! <3

    • The Plumbob
      August 31, 2016 - 10:53 pm

      Thank you! I really liked that setup, seemed to fit all the colourful teens :)

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