33. Fantastic Baby

Last chapter…

Kenza took Nobuya for a long walk because Corabella was successfully knocked up and they need monies for stuff (also she had some angry about Jahi because jealous).

Tem and Pili had some bonding and reflection time that was kinda boring, but also kinda sweet?  But at least Tem has a Plan (Tem is good at having Plans), even if Pili doesn’t like said Plan.

Antonia and Corabella chatted about babs and vampires and Amazon stuff; Antonia was not impressed (and a bit freaked out).

Onward!


‘Weak.’

There was no use in denial, though she’d die before admitting it to any of her captors; Caris was too weak to force her way out of this situation.  A combination of starvation and plasma deprivation had her barely able to bring herself to and from the privy under her own power.

‘You’ll die here alone, in this cage, like an animal.’

The blonde idiot had said the vampire wouldn’t allow her to die, but Caris didn’t trust the word of idiots, generally speaking, and she was quite certain she wouldn’t last much longer under the present circumstances.

‘Think.’

It was so hard to think with her head floating away and her stomach in painful knots.

‘What do you have that you can use against them?’

The vampire had taken her satchel, all she had remaining were her clothes and her wit.

‘And your quim.’

The Shaman wasn’t entirely certain that the abductors would be interested in the offer of that body part, however; neither one had expressed any regard for her as a woman.

‘Can’t hurt to try, can it?’

Even the thought of it stung her pride, but if Caris of Themysimra was anything, she was a survivor, no matter the cost.

‘Every obstacle is an opportunity!  The Goddess hides her gifts in the bowels of the deepest caves, and perched atop the tallest mountain cliffs; treasures for those bold enough to seek them out.’

The words of Scholar Alethia came back to her in that moment.  Was that what this was?  An opportunity sent to her by the Goddess?  Was she being tested?  Asked to perform a service for Athena?

‘A nest of monsters and an Amazon traitor.’

Caris knew who the idiot man was.  There had been talk of the abduction in Sima-Mighdall after their arrival from Themysimra, though at the time she had thought the bit about vampires to be a fabrication of ignorant minds…but how many secret lairs could their be dotted around the countryside with vampire children and golden-haired morons?

‘Prince Aten.’  He was the key to her escape; somehow she knew it, ‘surely the Goddess has lead me here for Her purpose.’

There could be no other explanation!  Athena was giving Caris an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past, and exact Her holy revenge on the enemies of Sima-Mighdall; the Shaman would destroy the abominations and see to it the traitor Aten was brought to justice.

‘Or die trying.’


Cassie: “Wow guys, seriously?”

Jackie sighed, “yeah, sorry Cass.”

Terry: “We couldn’t help it!”

Cassie: “Well this blows goats!  Can you guys even use the monkey bars anymore?”

Jackie: “No.”

Terry: “We tried but totally couldn’t even interact with that object.”

Jackie: “It’s not fair!”

Terry: “I think we can still use the dollhouse though?”

Cassie: “Well, I guess that’s something–hey, wow Jackie, you got BOOBS!

Jackie blushed, “er, yeah, I guess I did, huh?  I mean not, much boobage, but–”

Cassie: “Man!  That’s not fair, I want boobs–”

Nafretiri: “Hey guys!  What’s up?”

Cassie: “Oh, wow Nafi!  You aged up too?”

Nafi: “Yup!  Not Kheperu though, he’s still a bab for a little bit longer.”

Cassie, Jackie & Terry: “Who?”

Nafi: “Kheperu?  That kid the blonde lady dropped off?  Constantly being creepy and biting people?  Allegedly Pili’s son?”

Jackie: “Oh that guy!”

Terry: “Huh, didn’t know he had a name…”

Cassie: “I think we should call him Kerry, that’ll be easier to remember?”

Everyone nodded in agreement.

Cassie: “So, any cool new stuff you guys can do now?”

Cassie: “Guys?”


Kenza: “Congratulations, my Queen; I am certain Athena will bless us with a mighty Princess.”

The sale of the pasty slave had gone better than expected, and Kenza was in high spirits to return to Apep with money in her satchel.

Maat: “Thanks Kenza…I’m not super thrilled about having more kids, but at least I’ll be done after this one, right?”

Kenza: “Yes Majesty!”  Her eyes were alight with a feverish looking sort of joy, “when shall I schedule the sacrifice?  Would you like to do it tonight after the evening meal?”

Maat: “Uh, yeah…about that…”

Kenza felt a knot begin to form in her stomach.

Maat: “I’ve decided to–put that part off for a while?”

Kenza: “But my Queen!  The Rules state that a slave used to sire a Princess must be offered up to the Goddess as soon as conception has been confirmed!”

Maat: “I’m well aware of what The Rules say, Kenza, but I just–” she sighed quietly, “I can’t bring myself to do it; I–care, for him…I’m not ready yet!”

Kenza inhaled sharply, “my Queen!”

Maat: “I know, okay?  I know!  Big no-no, very mad Goddess, curses, volcanoes erupting, etc…but I can’t Kenza; I just can’t!”

Kenza: “I can.”

Maat fixed her Warden with a stern glare, “but you won’t; I forbid it.”

Kenza studied her monarch for a moment, and Maat held her breath, fearing the woman would refuse the order…but at length the older woman nodded and turned away.

Kenza: “As my Queen commands.”



Persephone: “How goes it, little traveler?”

Octavia: “Pretty darn good I’d say!  They’re doing stuff together all by themselves now!”

Persephone: “Well done!…’Octavia’, was it?”

Octavia: “Yup!  That’s me!  My adopted big sis the Queen called me that because I’m eight and I want to be the Pink Power Ranger.”

Persephone: “A lovely name for a lovely child; tell me, Octavia, what do you remember of your origins?”

Octavia: “They’re pretty good, but I like apples better.”

Persephone blinked, “not–okay, do you remember where you came from?”

Octavia: “Nope!  Total blank!”

Persephone: “Interesting.”

Octavia gave the Seer a peculiar little smile, “do you know where I came from?”

Persephone: “I’m afraid not,” she tried to keep her gaze warm even as an icy shiver ran up her spine.

Octavia: “Okie dokie!  I’m going to go eat cookies; peace!”

The Themysimran Seer watched the child make a beeline for the kitchen arbour and frowned; Octavia of Sima-Mighdall was definitely more than she seemed to be…

…but perhaps that was not so unusual a thing.


Footnotes:

Ignore the fact that Raet looks a bit pregnant in that last pic, she just had a big breakfast ok.

How will Caris bring DOOM to The Man Cave? (And, lol, can she even?)

Is Kenza going to listen to her indecisive Queen, or what?

What’s up with Persephone and that glowing well? (And Octavia in general).

Things to Ponder, frens.

Maat: “Neener neener, got your weiner!”

Temulun: “Happy Simming, Homewrecker.”

22 thoughts on “33. Fantastic Baby

  1. A big breakfast, LOL. And “Neener neener, got your weiner”…omg. Your footnotes/bloopers are always almost as great as the chapters themselves. ❤

    Hmmmm, I seriously wonder if Caris will be able to seduce Aten. I'm worried for the poor idiot. Will she kill him to escape? …Who am I kidding, if that's what she thinks she has to do, she totally will. A bit of an Athena fanatic, isn't she?

    I loved seeing Jahira and Teremun as teens! And Nafretiri as a kid. I guess Biter is around somewhere, biting people and/or things.

    Terry: “We tried but totally couldn’t even interact with that object.” LOL. JUST SIMS JOKES.

    I felt for Maat, even though she's a dirty Jahi kidnapper/banger now. I'm glad she's not so heartless as to want to kill Jahi to get a princess–but it was never the princess she was after. She already has her scorpion-daughter, after all. I do have a feeling Kenza won't let Jahi stick around for long…whether out of jealousy or other reasons.

    Loved all those shots of a (not-pregnant) Raet and Khafre flirting in the background while Octavia and Persephone talked. I adore how you've written Persephone. ❤ ❤ And her interactions with Octavia were so interesting. I'm so curious about the extent of her powers.

    Octavia: “They’re pretty good, but I like apples better.” OKAY, BYRON.

    Loved this chapter, darling. ❤ ❤

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    1. I’m glad you enjoy the footnotes, lol, I enjoy adding them! 🙂
      I don’t blame her? Jahi has a *nice* bo-bo!
      Kenza. Yeah; devoted to The Rules AND jealous…maybe it will end better than we thing? 😦

      I’m glad you like my Persephone! There’s always some nervousness when writing gifted sims (WILL SHE HATE WHAT I DONE?!)
      ROFL Byron…Octavia is clever, I swear. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. Aten is quite dumb so I’m pretty sure Caris will be able to escape by using him. I love these little girls but I am also just as curious as Persephone about their origins. Hmm. Also, Jahi needs to watch out for Kendra. I don’t like that look on her face one bit.

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      1. I can see why! She’s an awesome character…also, I often type Kenza as Kendra (because Reinas), so you’re in good company, lol!

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    1. I think you’re pretty spot on about Aten’s chances of defeating Caris in a battle of wits (LOL)…I *almost* feel sorry for him.
      Things will be coming to a head pretty soon regarding identities and Kenza’s scary facial expressions /grimace

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  3. Now that I have finished binge reading, I’m not going to lerk anymore and actually comment!

    Hopefully Jahi will be headed back to Tem soon, however I’m not completely against Maat. I like her as a character.

    The twins cracked me up, lol! The jokes. XD

    Raet is turning out to be one of my favorite characters. The way she talks never fails to make me laugh. I love the way you write, WagonFruit.

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    1. Oh man! Thank you so much former-lerker-fren!

      I’m so pleased you like my characters (maybe especially Maat; I know she can be hard to love at times!); they are complicated little squirrels, but the queens especially are starting to grow up a bit and figure themselves out (in small doses).
      /awkward hugs

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  4. Ha, awesome mix of humor and srs bsns in this one! I loved the meta jokes about the twins aging up to teens. 😂

    And I loved seeing Caris so determined to get herself out of her situation. I admire her strength and tenacity… but also plz do not hurt bby Aten, okay? 😭

    Relieved that Maat isn’t planning on sacrificing Jahi. I couldn’t imagine her bringing herself to do it! And I am grateful for that 😛

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    1. Ahh! The twins! I miss them 😭
      They amused me greatly!

      Caris, man; curious to think of how you feel about her near the end of this gen! 🤐

      Maat isn’t the villainess she strives to be, really; there’s enough Bastet in there maybe? She makes poor choices, but she’s not totally heartless ❤️

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  5. Yay…Jahi lives….love him to pieces even if he kinda likes banging Maat now. I shall deem it self preservation… Kenza..take that! Lol….

    So sad the monkey bars don’t work for ya anymore, but what CAN you do now? Um uh! Can’t wait until Biter grows up too.

    ❤️

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    1. I love Jahi too! He’s just, you know, doing *guy* things, and Maat’s pretty nice looking (Kenza has noticed too) >:)

      WHAT CAN THEY DO INDEED.
      You’ll find out /hides

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