Hello to anyone that still checks on this blog….
First I would like to say thank you for that and 2nd I would like to apologize for the fact that I haven’t posted in forever. I just don’t have the ambition, desire or time to blog my sims stories anymore. I love the Slughorn’s and I have a story to tell with them but I don’t get to play sims like I use to anymore and as I have mentioned the desire isn’t there right now.
I hope one day things will change and I will be able to write about these characters again, but for now I plan on playing a fun file from time to time and post pictures.
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Again I apologize and I hope to see you on Facebook.
All my thanks
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Jen AKA Ashby
The Adventures of the Slughorn Family
Octavia: Generation 1 Chapter1
This is Octavia Slughorn. She is the founder of the Slughorn legacy. Before I start in on the story I wanted to let you, the reader, know that I have never played a legacy before and I don’t really know the rules. So I guess I am not playing with any rules other then the following: 1) No Cheats (unless I have to reset a sims for some reason) this rule could change, but as of right now I plan on playing this way. 2) The next generation heir/heiress will be the opposite sex of the one before. So generation two will be lead by a male and if I don’t have one naturally adoption is an option. 3) The founder/heir must at least have two children and up to 6. 4) And each child has to start with the next letter in the alphabet from what the heir/heiress is. For example all of Octavia’s children must begin with a P.
That is what I have so far. If you, my reader, have any suggestions or tips on playing I would love to hear them. You can find me on facebook under Ashby Lemi or you can leave me a comment here or email me at (enter email address).
Now to the story.
Octavia Slughorn grew up in a small rural town. She is the twelfth child of Sabrina and Lenny Slughorn and her parents were very tired during her child and teen years. Many of her siblings past her by, not because they didn’t like her, but because there were so many of them, the only family member that she seemed to bond to was her Great Aunt Gina.
When Octavia was seventeen her Great Aunt died and she found out that she had left her three bedroom farm house to her in Riverview. She was sad at the passing of her aunt, but was thrilled of the prospect of a new life once she was eighteen. The next year seemed to drag on.
The following year held many changes for Octavia. She graduated from high school, she packed up what little she had, said goodbye to her parents and moved across the country to the big farming community of Riverview.
The cab pulled up in front of a green farmhouse and the first thing Octavia noticed was the car sitting in front of the barn. She prayed that it was in working condition because it would come in handy once she got a job.
All the furniture had been covered with sheets to keep the dust off, but the floors, walls, and everything else that couldn’t be covered had a thick layer of dust. It was going to take some time to get this place in “living” condition. Luckily she had been smart enough to call ahead of time and get the water and electric turned on.
Since she arrived in mid-morning she decided that the best thing to do would be to make sure the bedroom and bathroom was cleaned up before the rest of the house. However, before she did that she took a tour of the house. It was oddly decorated, but she knew that she could change that once she started to make some money. In the barn she found many strange things.
“Why would an old woman want all these things?” She thought to herself as she took inventory on three raido’s, a T.V., a sports car and two computers. On the second floor of the barn were a reading room and some other activities.
She worked into the early evening and when her stomach began to rumble with hunger she assessed her funds. After the move and the plane ticket she only had $127 left. She made the decision that she could order pizza that first night but then she needed to be very frugal until she could get a job and start earning her way in the world.
Octavia was very impressed with the kindness of the people in Riverview when the pizza delivery woman also brought her that day’s paper. As Octavia ate her dinner she read the paper looking to see what jobs were available. As she read through the wanted ads something caught her attention. The local salon was looking for a new stylist. Right then and there as she inhaled her last bite of pizza she decided that she wanted to be a Fashion Phenomenon.
She went to bed that night with visions of hairdryers dancing in her head.
The next morning she tried to log on the laptop her Great Aunt left behind only to find out that it was password protected. She really wanted to email home and let her family know that she had made it safe and sound. After twenty minutes of working on it she finally entered the correct password. This was probably the first and last time this little lady was lucky in something.
After she emailed home she made sure she look presentable and headed to the salon where she landed a job as A Fashion Fledgling.
That night she spent more time working on cleaning up the house.
The next morning she woke up bright and early and well rested. She dressed in her new work attire, which wasn’t very flattering but she was glad to have it, had a filling breakfast and headed to work.
When she got there her fellow stylists showed her to her station. Octavia couldn’t help her excitement and she was laughed at by her fellow co-workers. She didn’t mind this because she was eighteen, on her own and now earning a living, it was so much to be excited about.
Octavia’s first makeover didn’t go so well. Her first customer was Audry Burns and all she wanted was a simple outfit change. All I can say is the Octavia is very luck that Audry gave her a second chance.
Her second night in Riverview she was robbed and because she couldn’t afford an alarm system during the next few weeks she was robbed two more times.
Luckily what was taken wasn’t anything that she needed right away and would be able to eventually replace them.
The next few weeks Octavia worked real hard and she began created beautiful makeovers for the townspeople of Riverview. Slowly she started to build a name for herself.
She had worked so hard and was so focused on her career that she hasn’t really taken the time to explore her new town. So one Sunday afternoon, her days off were Sundays and Mondays, she decided to go to the park. She planned on getting so reading in under a nice tree and perhaps do some people watching.
However what she found there was so much more than pure entertainment for a couple of hours. At the park she met a lovely woman by the name of Misty Time.
Octavia had never met a green sim before and she thought Misty was beautiful and all around wonderful. Misty took the time and got to know Octavia and the two became quick friends.
On her way home from the park she decided to stop by the restaurant for dinner. She met a handsome man there by the name of Titas Covington. She found him very alluring. Could this be the name for our dear Octavia? I guess we will have to see.
After meeting Misty at the park she decided that Riverview had many things to offer her and that she would work hard during the work week and have fun during the weekend.
She headed to the local club, The Aquarius, where she felt exhilarated that she had to bribe the bouncer to let her in, of course she had to promise not to tell anyone, but I didn’t.
She was too young to drink so the bartender fixed her up a yummy virgin drink and it made Octavia feel so grown up sitting at a bar with a fancy drink in her hand. The first night she went the club was very empty so she enjoyed herself on an empty dance floor. She was loving life.
Little did she know that things were about to change.
Time began to move along and Octavia continued her daily ritual. She worked diligently during the week and after work she was either at Misty’s, Misty’s husband Kyle was a great cook, or Misty was at her house or they were on the phone to one another. During her weekend she would have a few of her clients over or she and Misty would go shopping, to the park or just out to lunch.
A year went by and she never once regretted her decision to move to Riverview. She was becoming very popular in her job and many people requested her services. She had been promoted several times and at the end of the year she held the title of Couture Connoisseur.
One day she received a makeover requests for new swimwear for a new resident of Riverview. His name was Danger Zone and when Octavia met him she got instant butterflies. She could barely form complete sentences.
Danger was very friendly and for his 22 years he seemed so sophisticated and worldly to Octavia. He complemented her on her unusual name and he would through cute complements to her during their makeover session.
As he looked at his new swimwear in the mirror he winked at her reflection behind him and said, “Perhaps you and I can go test this out sometime.”
Octavia giggled and gave him her personal phone number as she left. On her walk back to her car she called Misty and told her all about the new guy in town.
Over the next several months Octavia would see Danger around town and he always seemed to be with a different woman every time. He never called her and yet every time she saw him she would forget how much of a jerk he was and turn into a wobbly insecure little girl. He always acknowledged her and treated her more like a little sister then a woman, but again she didn’t seem to notice that.
Then one day out of the blue Octavia’s phone rang with a number she did not recognize. She hesitated answering it, but once she heard the voice on the other end her knees began to quiver.
“Octavia, it’s me Danger, Danger Zone. How ya doing kid?”
“Um…I’m… ah… ga.. good, tha… thank you.” She sounded like an idiot but the butterflies in her stomach were taking over and making it hard for her to concentrate.
“I’m in your neighborhood and I just wanted to know if you wanted to join me at the pool?”
“The pool?” This was one please she hadn’t visited yet.
“Yeah the pool, you know the place where people swim and have a good time.”
Octavia giggled at his sarcasm and agreed. He showed up at her door ten minutes later and they were on their way. Being it was pretty late at night only adults were in attendance and Octavia got to meet new people.
Octavia was raised to be very conservative and respectful and once had she done something outrageous or dangerous, but Danger had a way with words and knew that he made the young girl feel weak in the knees. He was able to convince her to go skinny dipping with him.
She stripped and felt very self conscious as he gazed upon her lean naked body. “I thought you were going to skinny dip too.” She meant for the words to sound harsher than they did.
“I’m coming babe, just jump in.”
Apparently everyone in Riverview is more daring then than look and soon everyone at the pool had their clothes off and playing around in the pool. Danger had plans for Octavia, but she surprised him and didn’t invite him as he dropped her off at home.
Over the next several months the two dated. Danger would whisper sweet words in her ear in hopes that he would score. Every date Octavia would kiss him sweetly as he dropped her off and told him that she had a great time. She thought that what was developing between them was real. She didn’t know that Danger just wanted to add her name to his list.
Finally one night Danger put his foot in the door as Octavia tried to close it. “Listen babe, we have been dating for a while. How about you invite me in for a night cap?”
Octavia didn’t see the harm and let him in. Immediately he grabbed her and pulled her close. He kissed her neck and rubbed his check against hers. His charms finally worked and that night they were together.
The next morning he played the caring boyfriend and when she had to work he left with the plan of not seeing her again, because that is what he did, right?
When she got home from work that night she dialed Danger’s number. She had been on cloud nine the whole day and she just wanted to hear his voice, but he didn’t answer. She thought it very curious, but didn’t let herself worry about it. Instead she called Misty and told her all about her previous evening. Misty, didn’t approve of Danger but she wasn’t going to rain on her friend’s parade and just allowed her to talk and provided the needed “uhhuh’s and hmmhmm’s” when needed.
Days, then weeks then months passed and it hadn’t taken Octavia long to realize that Danger had been only after one thing and now that he had gotten it she as no longer needed in his life. He didn’t return her calls and when they saw each other around town he would engage in pleasant conversation, but then quickly get it out of by saying he had to run.
When Octavia began to feel ill she went to the doctor’s and she found out that her one time with Danger had resulted in a consequence. She was pregnant. She couldn’t believe it and ran to Misty’s house. Misty hugged her and told her she need to tell Danger. Together they called him from Misty’s phone and he answered.
“Hello?” His voice revealed that he didn’t recognize the phone number.
“Danger it is Octavia.”
“Oh hey kid, I can’t talk right now. I have …. “
“Danger I’m pregnant and you are the father.” She blurted.
There was a brief pause. “Well that is great. Good luck with that kid.” He hung up the phone.
Octavia never was a lucky Sim and this situation was no different.
Misty, who made her living as a farmer, decided to help Octavia start a garden. Having fresh fruits and vegetables was going to be good for her through her pregnancy and it would be good for the baby/child as they grow up.
Octavia was very blessed to have Misty and Kyle in her life.
Misty was over just about every day, it seemed, helping Octavia out and she assured Octavia that she would be there when the time came. She made sure Octavia was eating right and she expressed words of encouragement when Octavia felt she couldn’t do this. She was even there when Octavia had to call home and tell her folks.
Finally, after two days in the Riverview hospital, Octavia had a brand new baby boy. She called him Pax, which is from the Latin Origin meaning Peace.
The day she brought him home she stood on the front porch looking out at Riverview. She was Twenty years old, single with a new baby. What was she going to do? How was she going to do this?
Is Danger as bad as he seems?
Will Octavia make a good mother?
The next chapter is 1.5 it is more geared to older readers as it will be a detailed telling of what happened the night she and Danger were together. It will also show more of Danger’s point of view.