Late this summer my game did what our beloved TS3 does, and required a complete uninstall. My save files would no longer load after I reinstalled the game, and I have no desire to restart this story. Thanks to all who have viewed the story--I will let you know if I decide to start something new.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
|I paused, so aware of her...aware of her breath...|
her smell...and then the taste of her lips on mine.
|As the kiss ended she ran her fingers through my hair.|
"I love you, Dan." She whispered it softly, breathless
from our first kiss.
|I knelt then prepared to give her everything that I had|
and everything that I am, forever.
|I pulled the ring from my pocket...a family heirloom|
passed down through generations.
|Candy's wide-eyed expression told me she wasn't|
expecting this. I hoped it wasn't too soon.
|"My sweet, lovely Candy, will you make me the happiest|
|"Will you consent to be my wife?"|
|As I opened the box, showing her my offering of love|
her wide-eyed expression grew to disbelief. Her hands
covered her mouth and muffled her squeal.
|"Do you like it?"|
|"The ring is beautiful, but it pales in comparison to you|
my love. It is very old--given by my great-great-great-
grandfather to his bride."
|"May I place it upon your finger? Will you accept it?"|
|She held out her dainty hand and I slid the ring on her|
|It fit perfectly as though it had been made for her and|
|"Yes, Dan! Yes, I'll marry you!"|
Posted by dreamsong1968 at 7:33 PM
Monday, July 4, 2011
|"Roland! You're all grown up now, aren't you buddy!"|
|"In honor of your birthday--I present you with...|
'The CLAW!' " Roland laughed hysterically as I tickled
his belly with my claw hand. I laughed, too.
|"I think it's time you learn to stand on your own two|
feet. Be a man, little man!"
|He stood up on wobbly legs and struggled for balance.|
I have to admit, the kids catches on quick!
|It took several tries, but eventually he took a few steps...|
|...and then a few more...|
|...until he fell into my arms. I was so proud of him!|
|He was pretty proud of himself, too. I think he knew|
he had done something really special, because
he beamed down at me as I tossed him into the air.
Too bad all of that "tossing" made him
toss his birthday cake right into my face! Yuck!
Posted by dreamsong1968 at 12:32 PM
Sunday, July 3, 2011
|Soon enough, Roland was surronded by the sparkles of|
aging, and became a full-fledged toddler.
|Jake couldn't wait to pick the little one up and give him |
a big squeeze. Roland snuggled into his shoulder
and squeezed him back. It was a lovely moment.
|As it happened, my birthday fell on the same day as |
Roland's. Dan was the first one to start cheering.
I supressed a laugh--he was very eager to see me age-up.
|Eventually the rest of the family joined him in cheering.|
Hearing all of those party horns and everyone's good
wishes touched my heart. Even when my family was
around, I never had such a joyous celebration. I had
always spent my birthdays alone.
|I made my wish and blew out my candles, for the first|
time surrounded by people who loved me.
|Jake and Allie watched us, and tried to follow along.|
It was hard not to laugh! I'm not sure either of them
had ever danced before.
|Everyone had a great time joking, playing and dancing|
long into the night. It was a great party!
|Of course we all got tired and it was time to head to bed.|
Dan came over to me, I thought to say good-night, and
was surprised when he asked if we could sit and
talk for a bit before heading to bed.
Posted by dreamsong1968 at 12:45 PM
Saturday, July 2, 2011
|"Candy! It's about time you joined us out here. You are |
going to love Dan--I can already tell you two have a lot in
common. Will you let me introduce you?"
|"Candy, this is Dan Anadda from Champs Les |
Sims, France. Candy had dreams of becoming
an actor prior to the disappearances, Dan."
|Dan was a patient teacher and was some how able to |
chat about the scenery while keeping his mind on my
driving. I probably would have learned faster if I had
kept MY mind on my driving--he was just too close,
and I couldn't concentrate.
|"I wonder if the constellations look the same here as they|
do in Champs Les Sims? Would you allow me to
show you some of the wonders of heaven,
My Sweet Candy?"
I giggled--how could I possibly resist!
|We sat down next to one another on the rocky ground.|
"Um, Dan? The stars are up there," I said as I pointed to
the inky blackness above us. He insisted that he was
looking upon the brightest star in the known
galaxy. What a sweet talker!
|Before I knew it, Dan had scooted closer. Our arms |
were sort of crossed behind our backs. I could feel the
heat of his arm through my jacket in the cool night air.
|After a time I found a star that Davy had pointed out to|
me a couple of days ago. I'll have to thank him later!
|I took another chance to check out Dan's strong jaw and |
beautifully shaped lips. I couldn't help but wonder what
it would feel like to kiss those lips. Is this what they
call "love at first sight?"
|We decided to do a little more driving before we headed |
back to the house. Other than giving instructions
about my driving Dan was very quiet.
|I wondered what he was thinking of. He seemed lost|
in his own thoughts.
|Had I done or said something to offend him?|
|I was surprised by how easy it was to drive a car. Dan|
said I was a quick learner. I reached out to give
him a hug as I expressed my thanks, somewhat
fearful that he would reject the friendly gesture.
Posted by dreamsong1968 at 9:19 PM