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Strangetown 019

How about Nervous? How you doin', son?

When Loki left for work, things only got worse for Nervous.

Watching Loki grope and fondle the pregnant young man, Circe figured that it would actually be a rather fine idea to have her own toy around for those times Loki was busy.

No indignity was spared.

There was the goose, of course,

which startled Nervous horribly everytime it happened.

And those terrible, invasive kisses. Nervous's eyes went distant as his lips automatically parted for her. It was happening to his body, but he wasn't there.

When Nervous passed out from fatigue, unable to get to a bed before collapsing,

Circe headed towards the mirror to explore a new look. She settled on a spiky short-haired bruisy look much in chic in the current fashion rags.

Nervous spent his days tossed from one Beaker to the other haphazardly, according to the other's whim.

Finally, Loki bedded him, regardless of the pain and discomfort Nervous went through.

It hurt, but Nervous could do nothing.

Pretty soon it came time for Circe to deliver.

The baby was a girl. They named her Sasparilla, and Loki was bitterly disappointed. What the hell was the use of a little girl? He hoped Nervous threw true.

Nervous was, of course, the little girl's primary caretaker. Rilla looked just like her mother, though Circe had never had such innocence in her eyes.

It was exhausting enough being in his third trimester without having to take care of a newborn, but Nervous bore it in silence.

When the labor pains began to come, Nervous suffered through them as he had always dealt with pain -- in absolute silence, shutting his brown eyes against the tears.

Loki played chess against himself as Nervous sagged against the stone wall, occasionally glancing up to measure the young man's progress.

When it was all over, Nervous hugged his child close and glanced at Loki. "I-I-It's a b-boy," he said, his voice a ragged wisp.

"You're not serious!" Loki moved faster than Nervous had ever seen him move to inspect the baby between the legs.

Upon confirming the truth, Loki looked up with a terrifying look of rapturous joy. "It is a boy!" he cried. "His name is Loki!"

"Yes, of course," said Nervous. But he put "Ivoloki" down on the baby's birth certificate. Evil Loki. Fuck him. The baby had his eyes.

While Nervous tended to Rilla,

Loki was ignoring her in favor of his son.

Circe was simply happy not to be pregnant. She didn't care about the babies either way.

Happily, the nursery wasn't hard to furnish, though the kids would be sharing a room once they got older.

Then the unthinkable happened. Loki lost his job.

If Circe had argued with him about the baby, it was nothing compared to this. She was furious. "How are we supposed to pay for TWO manifestations of your moronic male ego without any CASH!" she screamed.

Loki was devastated. Not even the burble of Loki Junior's laughter could cheer him up for long.

Rejected by his wife,

his daily job search fruitless,

the Social Bunny came to him. Loki, ever bellicose, immediately vented his frustration on the stupid thing in epic battle.

The nursery was the only quiet room in the house, far enough away from the center of things that Loki and Circe's screaming didn't reach the children.

Nervous spent most of his time in the nursery with the babies. But if one thing got him angry, it wasn't their treatment of him.

It was the way Loki and Circe ignored their infant daughter. Circe ignored Ivoloki, but Nervous expected nothing else. Loki lavished attention on "Loki Junior," but if it weren't for Nervous, Rilla, sickly and needy, would have languished.

As if to compound their misfortunes, Circe got food poisoning from some pancakes that had been let out too long.

And then a hard-faced woman named Ophelia Nigmos came by.


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May. 28th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)

I love this story. Oh man, is Ophelia gonna have to choke a bitch??

Oh, Loki. I remember all the fights he had with the Social Bunny back in the day.... Also, it's so strange to see Nervous with long hair (but it and the equally ragged stubble are a nice touch XD) I tried to see what he looked like with different hair once, but I just liked the mohawk so much.
May. 29th, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
or...they could die, and they could adopt her. You know, if a child is taken by the social worker it's first in queve with adoption...

Just a hint :D
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May. 28th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yes! :: incert super girl theme music:: Ophelia's coming to town. She's kicking butt and taking names and hopefully will save Nervous and his TWO children (He's more of a parent to Rilla than either of the other two are) Can't wait til next strangetown update.
May. 29th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
I really do love seeing Nervous putter about the nursery. He looks so natural there. Born to nurture what the Beakers did their damnedest, and failed, to root out of him. Thanks for reading!
May. 28th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)


Nervous and Ophelia need to steal both kids, and run away to live a long happy life. Nervous can bring his man-candy too. XD
May. 29th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
oops, I meant to comment to this one.

or...they could die, and they could adopt her. You know, if a child is taken by the social worker it's first in queve with adoption...

Just a hint :D
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May. 28th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yay! Help is on the way!
May. 29th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
*Ride of the Valkyries plays*
May. 28th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
I hope Ophelia kicks their butts! ;)
May. 29th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
If anyone is both ready and willing to do so, it's Oph. Thanks for reading. ^_^
May. 28th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
May. 29th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
♥ ^_^ ♥
May. 28th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
oooooh that was too good! I can't wait for more!!
May. 29th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for reading! I hope the next part satisfies you as well. :D
May. 28th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
When you said you had played the game eons ahead of your updates, you weren't kiddin'. Is this like the 25th update in four days? XP Not that
May. 28th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
...I mind or anything.

(What I do mind, is accidentally pushing the 'post comment' button, mid-sentence.)
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May. 28th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
Run, run away Nervous. And take both the sproggen with you.

Taking Loki Junior will really chap Loki Senior's ass.

May. 28th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
I hope Loki Senior's ass is more than chapped. Much, much more.
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May. 28th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
Oh I love this.... I can't wait for more. I love Lyran2.0 eyes, they make everyone's so clear. I'm sorry I'm a big fan or her work.

Seriously though i can't wait to see what happens next! Please SPAM my friend pages. ^_^
May. 29th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
Heheh, thanks! I eventually swap 'em out for some of Helaene's older ones, though. I made 'em into defaults myself. :D *snugs*
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May. 28th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
GO OPHELIA. @.<" Save the day! RAWRRR~
May. 28th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
Go Ophelia GO! (And take the babies with you and Nervous!)
Jul. 16th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
It’s a state called “caffeinism” that you get when you’re overdosed: Too much cocaine makes you feel invincible; too much coffee makes you think you’re having a nervous breakdown.
May. 29th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Yaaaay! Yay! Ophelia kicks ass! Oh, poor Nervous. Do you have the no-jealousy hack installed right now or what? Oh, those evil people so need to die in the worst way... :D
May. 29th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
I actually don't -- I trashed Loki and Circe's relationship several times while doing this. Also, in-game Nev was in love with both Circe and Loki. This leads to pretty funny screenshots that don't at all fit with the story. Also, Loki always wants to call Nev. Even now that they're both elders. Aww. XD
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May. 29th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
Awww, I just want to cuddle Nervous! He looks so exhausted with his stubble and his sad eyes and askdjhskdhj~~~ I love him in this story so much!

I just can't get over how much your stories make these characters come alive...I couldn't bear to play the Beaker house for more than, oh, two minutes in my game. But you manage to make these two totally hateful characters so freaking interesting!

(The withdrawal will be fierce when your stories finally catch up to your game ;__; not sure how I'll cope!)
May. 29th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Tbh once I get Nev out of there, I found it hard to go play there as well. I did, though I need to play and plot there s'more.

Haha, awww, withdrawal? From me? Really? XD Don't I just feel like the coolest cat in town. *struts*
May. 29th, 2006 07:43 am (UTC)
Eee, updates! Drama! *grins* I love seeing everyone else's Strangetown. Even when the pairings are totally off from what I like to see, it's fun, and it's even more fun to see other people's takes on the pairs I like. And of course, there's the infinite variety of green kids. ;)
May. 30th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
I love seeing what people do with the Maxis sims too. Those are some of my favorite stories. Legacies tend to blur into each other and/or disappear after a while, with a few outstanding exceptions. :D Thanks for reading!
May. 29th, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)
There are no words, just a bunch of sounds strung together that make no sense!


I'm excited.
May. 30th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
XD Thanks for your support, m'dear. *snug*
May. 29th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
First time ive commented on one of your posts, but i've been reading the Spirits *loves Dead* and your adventures in Strangetown and i've friended you. Is that ok?
May. 29th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
You bet it is. I'm a big friend whore and I love knowing that people like what I do enough to add me. Thanks! ^_^
May. 29th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
I've just read all your Strangetown stories (it's a slooow morning) and I love them! Now I have to go catch up with your others, and then I'll go home and play TS2!! :-) Strangetown is my favorite neighborhood, though I accidentally killed Johnny too early. :-(
May. 30th, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
Ohnoes! I do a lot with Johnny, he's really quite fun. Thanks so much for letting me know you liked them! Strangetown is my favorite neighborhood too, although I never expected it to be.
May. 29th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
I've just read through this story and your dy Luzhin stories - fantastic stuff! Do you mind if I add you so I can keep on reading?
May. 30th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
Of course I don't mind! :D I'm happy that you like them enough to want to keep up with them. Thank you so much. ^_^
May. 29th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
Hi! This is officially my first ever comment on LJ! Just want to sya big thankyou for creating this for me, it was really nice of you! You're on my friends list *grins happily at having someone to friend*

Anyways, I LOVE you sims stories, they're really cool and once I've worked out how to use this thing that is LJ I might even post my own up. You are an inspiration! Lol :):)

Anyways, lots of love

Claire xxxx
May. 30th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
W00t W00t! *feels super cool* XD It was no problem. I'm happy to see you on LJ. :D
May. 31st, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
Ivoloki! I love it!

I'm catching up on your stories en masse, so I'm trying to blitz through them, without commenting too much - but, oh so brilliant! for all of them!
Jun. 1st, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
Heh, long Sim story binges -- I know how that goes, and I'm happy to be the enabler in this case. XD I'm really glad you're enjoying them. Thanks so much! ^_^
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Jun. 13th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
Hooray, Ophelia to the rescuuuuue! She’s the coolest Sim ever. I love how absolutely hateful you made the Beakers, especially Loki.

Hope you don’t mind if I friend you. I love reading your Strangetown series and your Uglacy.
Jun. 13th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
Of course I don't mind! I love making new friends, and I've seen you around a lot so it's doublepluscool. :D Thanks for commenting! ♥
Jun. 29th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, poor, poor Nervous! He looks really terrible with this hair - even he must feel after all...
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