Saturday, November 3, 2012

Generation 1, Chapter 12: Twinbrook

"Yeah, Newbie we just made it a few minutes ago. We're on our way to the cemetery now."

Your probably a little confused at the moment and I would be too. You see today is my mother and father's wedding anniversary and a few days a ago I made plans to come back to Twinbrook to visit their graves. Just me and Laura-Jayne. Since she never got the chance to meet her other grandparents I thought I'd bring her along with me. Newbie would have gone with us too but he had work and knew I would probably want to be alone and I plus had Laura-Jayne for comfort.
 I called a taxi to come take us to the cemetery since stupid me didn't bring a car seat for Laura-Jayne, I had to hold her while driving. When the taxi driver arrived I placed the stroller in the trunk and sat in the back with my daughter and told the driver where I wanted to go.
 The cemetery hadn't change at all since the last time I've been here. Soon memories of the time I lived in Twinbrook came flooded back in my mind. I lived here since I was a teenager, it's where I started my challenge, where I met Lerk, where I met Newbie, and most of my friends, and where my parents are buried. A tear formed in my eye as I thought back to all the great times I had living here and all the sad times. I missed this place so much.
 I pushed Laura-Jayne through the cemetery gates and passed many graves. She kept pointing to each headstone we passed and saying, "Look mommy a gwave."

I let a small laugh as she did this, I wish kids can stay this little forever. Oblivious to all the sadness that most likely came from each grave.
 When I approached the graves I was looking for I took Laura-Jayne from her stoller and placed her on the grass next to the headstones.

"This Laura-Jayne is your Grandma Lessie and Grandpa Oscar. They died before you were born but they know you exist and love you never much and will watch over you always."

Laura-Jayne crawled closer to the stones and touched them. Then smiled and said, "Love you, Gramma and Grampa. Love you."
 I couldn't help but tear up as I watched my daughter talk to my parents. But I had to stay strong and not let Laura-Jayne see me cry, so before she saw I whipped the tears from my eyes and crouch down beside her and the headstones. "Love you mom and dad. We both do."
 Then I looked over to my daughter and said, "Ready to go, Laura-Jayne?"

"Can we go to the park mommy?"

"Haha. Yes, lil Jay, we can go to the park."

Instead of calling another taxi I decided to walk to the park. It was only a mile away and I wanted to see my old homes. It brought a frown to my face when I found that both houses have been torn down. There had been a lot of changes to the town since I last seen it. Even my home till I was 18 had been renovated to a single bedroom house.
I took Laura-Jayne from her stroller and placed her on the ground. I took a seat on a bench nearby while she crawled over to another little toddler who was playing with her doll.
 "Cute little girl you have. My daughter is right over there with the pigtails and spotted dress."

"Thank you," I said, looking from my daughter to the woman next to me. "You have an adorable little girl too."

"Thank you."
 "Hey I never seen you here in town before. Did you just move?"

"No. I used to live here. I came to visit my parent's graves, and I brought my daughter with because she never got to meet them."

"Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your parents."

"It's okay. Thank you."
"I'm Cassidy Cronwell by the way and that's my daughter, Lindsey."

"I'm Dawn Starr and my daughter, Laura-Jayne."

"Cute name."

"Thank you. Wait, Cassidy Cronwell? Your married to Harrison Smith right?"

"Yeah. How'd you know?"

"I'm a bridesmaid in Harrison's mom's upcoming wedding."

"Wow, really?"


~3rd Person P.O.V~
Laura-Jayne immediately crawled over to another little toddler, who was playing her her doll, and started playing with her own stuffed toy.
The little girl with pigtails smiled when she was Laura-Jayne sit next to her and wanted to say hi. "HI! What's your name?"
Laura-Jayne looked up from her toy to the girl in pigtails and said her name. "Lwura-Jayne."
"Hehe. That's a funny name. My name is Lindsey. Wanna be my fwiend?"

The two little girls went back to playing until another toddler came by to say hi. He saw them from afar and asked his mommy if he can go play.

"Hi," he said shyly, waving his hand at Laura-Jayne and smiling. "Wanna play?"
Laura-Jayne waved back at the little boy who was much older then her and smiled. "Hi. Yeah let's play."

Lindsey didn't wave but giggled when she saw how cute the little boy was standing in front of them.
After hellos the little boy, who's name is Jimmie, started to play monster with the girls and chased them around the grassy area next to the sand box.

"I'm gonna get you girls! Rawr!"

"No your not," the girls giggled while running for their lives from Jimmie.
Laura-Jayne and Lindsey ran and hide behind a nearby tree, hoping that Jimmie wouldn't find them.
Jimmie jumped out from behind the other side of tree with his hands up and his tongue sticking out. "Boo!"

Everyone giggles and laughs and continues to play other games until Jimmie's mom calls him and tells him that it was time to leave.
Laura-Jayne gives Jimmie a big hug good bye and Lindsey giggles at how funny Jimmie looked when she hugged him.

"I'm gonna miss you Jimmie," Laura-Jayne says, squeezing Jimmie's chest.

"Bye, bye Jay Jay," Jimmie smiles, not remembering Laura-Jayne's full name.
Not long after Jimmie left, Dawn called out to Laura-Jayne, "Time to head home, lil Jay. Say goodbye to your friend."

Laura-Jayne stood up and ran over to hug her new friend Lindsey goodbye.

~Dawn's P.O.V~
"Bye, bye Lindsey. I'm gonna miss you."

"Bye, bye Laura. I'm gonna miss you too."

Both girls looked so cute hugging each other. They acted like they knew each other their entire lives and one was leaving for a long vacation. I looked to Cassidy and we both knew that our daughters have become close friends and a visit to Twinbrook in the future was a definite yes.
After hugging Lindsey, Laura-Jayne walked over to me and I lifted her up and into my arms. "You have fun lil Jay?"

"Yes mommy."

"You wanna see Lindsey again soon?"

"Jimmie too?"

"Who's Jimmie?"

"Jimmie played monster with us today."

"Oh, is that so? Well if you see Jimmie again I wanna meet him, alright?"

"Okay mommy."

"Now let's go home."
I wanna thank Kurtis for allowing me to use his sims Cassidy and Lindsey Cronwell in this chapter. :)
You can read more about the Cronwells here.
I hoped you all enjoy this post and please comment. :D