46. Research

Last chapter…

Calliope had to track down her wayward offspring for some serious Momming; turns out the kiddos thought Oly was a stolen fairy, but the truth wasn’t quite as grand as all that (aww!)…Nana Belladonna was less than impressed (allegedly).

Massively preggers Holly came over for lulz and potion-salvaging, and we found out she’s an adept climber of mahogany hardwood and a spawner of many babes…oh, and possibly slash probably also the person who saved everyone (or, like, 7 people) in Sima-Mighdall?

Onward!


Thusfar, my research into spontaneous resuscitation continues to be unfruitful…

“They’re just in here, dear…Artemis, sweetheart?”

Omg, mom…I’m at a very delicate point in my research right now!”

“Sweetheart, you have company…

“I have what?”

“Holy shit…er, pardon my french Mrs. C, but this place is strung out!

“It’s fine, dear,” Artemis could tell by her mother’s tone that it most assuredly was not fine, “but I think Artemis might be a little busy right now, maybe I could call your mommy and arrange a better…”

“What are you doing here, Cicada?”

Artemis, what have I told you about interrupting…

“It’s cool Mrs. C! Artie just forgot she was totally expecting me!”

“Was not.

Cassie sighed in resignation, “Oly, dear, if Artemis is too busy to play right now, maybe you should just see her at school later…”

“Aw, c’mon Artie! I wanna tell you about some cool stuff…” her sister’s obnoxious bestie wasn’t exactly capable of great subtlety, but the possibly of hearing about another vision tugged at Artemis’s professional curiosity.

“Ugh, fine, it can stay, mom; we’re cool.”

“Well, okay sweetheart, just…please don’t get into anything worrisome.

“It’s fine, I can handle this.”

“Heh, you think so, do ya babe?”

“Any day, babe…don’t worry, mom; Oly won’t be staying long.”

“Well, okay then, sweetheart…”

“Later Mrs. C!”

“You remember my associate, Mosi, of course…”

“Greetings.”

“Lol, dude, you mean your brother?

“What can we do for you, Cicada?”

“Lol, you two are, like, next level weird.”

“We’ll take that as a compliment,” snorted Artemis, “coming from you; now what is this ‘cool stuff’ that you were so eager to share with me that you had to invade our private laboratory?”

“Right! Okay, so it was my Aunty H this time, except she was defs younger…and totes not preggers, lol; what a trip, cuz I never seen Aunty H not preggers before, right?…anyhow, she was in this weird village, like, huts and stuff, you know? And she was talking to a well…

“Excuse me…”

“…wells don’t talk,” Mosi wasn’t normally quite so verbose; Oly was definitely getting his dander up.

“Naw, Mo, dude, the well wasn’t talking back.

“Seriously, Mosi; pay attention.”

“My apologies; do go on.”

“No worries brah; so Aunty H is saying how everyone is all sick and probably dying…and I saw Uncle K all curled up looking hella rough, you know? And she’s pretty much asking the well for help because she Knew it could help, like Aunty H does, right? And then BAM; all these spots of light went off all over the place!”

“And then?”

“Lol, naw, that’s it girl.”

“So, you don’t actually know what happened.”

“Nope; that’s why I came here to see you freaks, right?”

“Flatterer,” Artemis tried not to roll her eyes, “I’m surprised you didn’t involve Selene first…”

“Eh, actually, she and I are kinda on a break right now.”

“Oh my, trouble in paradise?”

“Well moms says I’m ‘not supposed to get Cassie’s nice little girl mixed up in any more vision crap’ so yeah, Lena’s all mad at me for saying I was gonna keep her out of the loop, but, you know, pretty sure moms wasn’t talking about you, so…”

“Agreed; probably not…tell us more about the location; Aunt Holly wasn’t in The Woulding?”

“Naw, I mean, that’s weird, right? Aunty H’s lived here her whole life I thought! But this place was, like…primitive, or something, you know?”

“Interesting,” Artemis felt her mind begin to fill with possibilities, “I wonder if…”

“A rift in the space time continuum.”

“Everything is always time travel with you,” Artemis huffed, “honestly Mosi, there are a host of much more plausible explanations.”

“I feel as if you’re being too hasty in dismissing that theory, Artemis; a primitive hut-like village could very well indicate some level of temporal displacement.”

“Wait,” Oly interjected, “are you guys, like…fighting?”

“I’m merely pointing out, Mosi, that you are, once again, jumping to conclusions before carefully examining all the concrete evidence.”

“Seriously, guys…”

“Such as what, Artemis? This allegedly ‘magic’ well? Are you aiming to suggest, once again, that it’s a matter of a supernatural event?”

“I mean, I’m not even totally sure what you’re talking about, sooo…”

“Might I remind you, Mosi, that we only have this evidence because of a supernatual event; or were you about to suggest, erroneously, that fairy visions are somehow replicable via the scientific method?!”

“And here we go again!” Scoffed her brother, “assuming that just because an event cannot yet be replicated in a controlled environment, that it could, then, only be supernatural…”

“Alrighty; peace dudes we’ll catch up when you guys’ve had a time out or something.”

“I was assuming no such thing…

“Wait, where’s our Dreamwalker?”

“You clearly frightened them off with your outlandish hypothesis,” snorted Mosi.

Please; Oly is the Grand Poobah of outlandish hypotheses…did you not hear about the hot rock teleportation scheme?”

“Er, yes…”

In the end, Artemis and her brother agreed to disagree on the query of where this latest vision took place until further evidence could be unearthed.


“Mommy said Oly came over to see you today.”

“It was about a vision; apparently you guys aren’t supposed to talk about the visions anymore?”

“I was pretty mad when Oly told me; I might have said some things I didn’t mean, I just don’t like to be left out of the biggest thing my BFF has going on right now, you know?”

“Yes, I understand, but it’s only because Oly’s mom said not to involve you any longer…”

“I know, that’s why I feel so bad for overreacting! And now I’ve messed it up completely, and I don’t have a best friend anymore…”

“…I mean, not to say that you and Mosi aren’t there for me, but, well, you know; the two of you are so similar, and have so much in common,” Selene sighed, “I suppose I always feel like the odd triplet out?”

“I have to ask, in that vein; what is it exactly that you and Oly have in common? Frankly, I’m not seeing very many similarities.”

“Oh, well, not much I suppose?” She shrugged, “but we’re just…compatible…I fill in Oly’s gaps, and Oly fills in my gaps, and together we make a great team,” Selene looked far away for a moment, “I guess that’s another kind of way to be good with a person, isn’t it? Rather than being super alike…does that make sense?”

“Of course it does; there’s no one way to be good with someone else, Lena…Oly seemed pretty down about it; I guarantee you that you still have a best friend.”

“Thanks Artie…what was the vision about this time anyway?”

“Aunt Holly; she was talking to a well in some sort of village…”

“Bed time for my little girls.”

“Okay daddy; no story for me tonight.”

“You sure princess?”

“Yeah, I’m kinda tired.”

“How about you sugarplum?”

“It’s fine dad, I’m tired too; Mosi and I had a big research day.”

“Alrighty; sweet dreams, mom will be down in a sec to tuck you in.”

“Good night dad.”

“G’night daddy.”


Footnotes:

And good night simmers! Okay, no; this is going up in the am. Whatever. Pretend.

Oly’s surname is Cicada; now you know (not everyone gets to rock a surname in this crazy tale). I went to the states last year, and got to enjoy my first experience with America’s screaming bug population; Oly reminds me of them a little πŸ˜›

Cassie’s pretty garden: “HAPPY SIMMING!!”

20 thoughts on “46. Research

  1. LOL the cicadas! I’ll never forget how much they freaked the hell out of you where I was like, “What weird buzzing noise??? Oh, those.” ❀

    What nice abs and ass are on display in this chapter! ROFL. Lovely screenshots. πŸ˜‰

    OMG, I adore Mosi already. He's so cute, and he's like a 40yo man in a child's body. Love how his and Artemis's "professional" interest in the subject took precedence over how freaking annoying Oly can be. These kids are so hilarious together. ❀

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    1. It still boggles me!! How did you not hear the ENTIRE bush screaming?! American insects are so loud! 😫

      I’ll pass on the ass and abs compliment πŸ˜‰; he wanted his face in the shot, but I was like “nah, this better.”

      Aww, Mosi ❀️
      He is a stodgy little old man, isn’t he? Anything for science!

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  2. Dark WitcHazard: Artemis and Mosi more characters for me to love and totally wish for a dramatic demise! Cicada Oly totally fits the bill on how annoying they are!

    Lover WitcHazard: Now that I know Mosi and Artemis are related I’ll stop shipping them in my head! Love Artemis reminds me of a more studious Ophelia!

    Shipper WitcHazard: Am I the only one who heard Selene basically say that she and Oly comeplete eachother I ship it!

    Anti Shipper: They’re children!

    Shipper WitcHazard: Children have to grow up sometime!

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  3. The most annoying!!
    Lol, dramatic demise; those two are definitely capable of manifesting that fate… as for shipping them, well, I wouldn’t put it past anyone, given this family’s track record 😬 😭

    You heard correctly! Can’t be worse than shipping a kid with an adult a la Casili, right ?? 😈

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  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh all the triplets have Cassie’s baby blues! *Swoons*

    Your Canadian is showing, Fruity. πŸ˜€ Although admittedly I reacted sort of the same when the boy and I were back East, though–we don’t have cicadas up close and personal in the PNW! πŸ˜€

    These wee ‘uns have a tribe all their own, and it’s so cute to see how they’re all interacting with each other. May this sense of companionship follow them into adulthood!

    And now for the REAL cliffhanger…*who is the tall dark and handsome man in the bedroom???*

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    1. They do! The whole lot of them, killer eyes!

      And, LOL, yes, I knowwww, my poor frightened Canadian heart *screaming bushes* tho, Haids! Absolutely horrifying, I tell you.

      Yeah, the adults still linger around, but this gen is fully at the helm, even as kids!

      Why…that’s daddy, of course! Who else did you think it might be?! πŸ€”

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      1. Screaming bushes? At least we don’t have angry, antlered giants who will kill us during mating season! πŸ˜€

        Daddy, huh? A daddy whose face you were ever so careful about not showing? I’m onto you, my Fruity friend! πŸ˜‰

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  5. Ahhhh😱😱😱😱 Are those hard rock abs who’s I think they are???? From my fav mc guy next to Byron???? I’m fangirling right now!!!

    Oly, you are da man/woman…I’m in awe of your plight. And love how you handle the snobs…(except Mobi is looking a lot like Dad)!

    Mobi is coming around to the strange things that might be happening!!!!

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    1. You are 100% correct, Pamazon! That boy *does* look just like his dad! 😁 (Omg, so much; you should see him aged up!)

      I mean, uhhh… wow! People sure are loving Kalvin a lot this gen in the absence of Pili! 😈 πŸ˜‰ ❀️

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  6. Hahaha! We get Cicadas in New Zealand too – every summer they’d chirp away nonstop. Growing up with them, you learn to ignore the noisy beasts! πŸ˜€

    I really like the kids in this gen. Haven’t chosen a favourite yet but I’m leaning towards either Oly or Artemis at this stage – Oly for the outlandishness and Artemis for the sass.

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    1. Holy crap! Look at you, 46 already 😱
      Yeah, my first cicada experience last September really freaked me out, LOL… “why does no one else hear this bush screaming?!”

      I’m tickled you like my silly kiddos ❀️
      Oly and Artemis hold a very special place in my heart!

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      1. What can I say, you have captivated me with your lols and sad kittehs.

        I used to get so freaked out as a kid when I found cicada husks on tree branches – now I’m like, yes! One less monster!

        Silly kiddos are the best kiddos.

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  7. Ahhh you tease, not showing their dad’s face! πŸ˜› But I’m pretty certain of who it is πŸ˜‰

    Mosi is now tied with Oly for fave, btw ❀ I love the glimpse of the sibling dynamic between him and Artemis. What a great scene with them and Oly! πŸ˜€

    I'm always a sucker for "the kids try and solve the mystery" type of thing… So I'm really enjoying this gen so far! ❀ Can't wait to see what happens as the pieces continue to fall into place.

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    1. It’s Kalvin of course! πŸ˜πŸ˜‡

      Aw, Mosi; the youngest little old man ever ❀️
      I miss my kids now 😭
      I want them back! Can I cash in all these troublesome YAs and get a refund??

      Unfortunately, mystery solving doesn’t always go according to plan, but they absolutely get an A for effort!

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  8. The abs….that’s what I remember…lol…

    Seriously another Daddy cliffhanger… I am starting to figure who belongs to who…kinda. Lol.

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  9. lol. glad you enjoyed the annoying chickadees. Least I think that’s what Grandmother called them. hm. I might be totally wrong. oh wells. wells. haha. get it? /sigh
    So confused on most of this, but I’m looking forward to finally seeing the bottom of my soup bowl.

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