It’s time for the ninth round of the TEST OF TIME CHALLENGE!
Instead of the typical 5 day round, I had to do 4 day rounds, because I’ve been too busy, and the extra day makes all the difference. Also, I knew I was going to have to build a new house for at least one of the now-adult Gen 2-ers, and I just didn’t have time to mess with it. But I finally finished round 9! And what a round it was.
Starting with THE MORTON FAMILY…
Orlo and Ajani have a little boy, and since her deceased father was Kaz and his deceased father was Baz, they name him Daz!
Kev and Bree Morton have a little boy that they name Edward, and Barak is none too pleased at having a new sibling. (Barak is quite high maintenance.)
Although he’s married to young Bree, theirs was more of an arrangement since their loved ones betrayed them than anything else, and when Delilah Black starts flirting with him, Kev’s head is easily turned.
So enamored of her–and surprised that a beauty like Delilah would want him–Kev proposes to Delilah! Sure, he’s technically married to Bree, but she’ll understand!
But then Kev catches Delilah outside kissing Roy Smith!! He’s so mad!
Being in better shape, Roy beats Kev! Delilah is sad, and Roy feels a little bad…
Daz becomes a toddler, and Barak becomes a child!
Then Edward becomes a toddler but the child stealer sneaks in while everyone is distracted and steals Barak!!!
Over at THE MOORE FAMILY….
When Alonso Kenmore got kicked out of the Hamilton house for having relations with Tisa Hamilton, he moved in with Jayla and the rest of the Moore children.
Alonso starts dating Jayla (single men are hard to come by in Orchard Valley) and when he proposes, she is ecstatic! It’s not the chance to save her family name that Levi was, but a chance to have her own family with a handsome man.
Levi becomes a toddler!
LET’S SEE WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE HAMILTONS!
The Hamilton family is cursed, There’s no other explanation for it. The more money they get, the more their family seems to die off.
…But they keep on keepin’ on! Thomas Till Hamilton becomes a toddler, and mommy and daddy are thinking of expanding the family again, but they’re running out of room. Consequently, the youngest Hamilton sibling, Callie Hamilton–Tisa’s last ditch effort at giving Till another son–is moved out of the Hamilton homestead and into the kooky Morgan household. Mara questioned Michael”s decision–word around the village is that Momma Morgan is missing a few screws and runs around the house with something called a lamp shade on her head worshipping some Sun God–she knows it’s the only way to have another baby, so the youngest Hamilton girl is shipped off to live with the Priestesses of Light (um, whatever).
Rachel Hamilton becomes an adult! Upon entering adulthood, she discovers she has a teensy tiny crush on the ambitious Arnold Bishop, and of course he appreciates her standing–she’s a Hamilton, after all; that’s top of the food chain–but doesn’t pursue an affair since he has bigger ideas for a stronger Hamilton alliance.
Tisa Hamilton dies!!!! She lived a good life, and her surviving family members will all miss her.
As soon as Tisa dies, the village rock-reader drops off ANOTHER magic lamp to the Hamiltons! Another opportunity for wealth! But… Michael has heard rumors that the genie’s dark magic can bring dead family members back, and he contemplates using the genie to bring his mom back…
They grow up so fast! Thomas is a child and Mara is pregnant again!!
They have another little boy, and they name him Fasil!
Now let’s see what Callie Hamilton is up to at the MORGAN HOUSE….
Now that Kev Morton is dead, young Bree is a widow. Leaving Edward behind to be raised by his Uncle Orlo, Bree returned home to live with her own mother and siblings again, but she carries a lot of anger with her–anger at Bram for leaving her for Tasha Black, anger at Kev for marrying her and then planning to leave her for Delilah Black…curses upon the Black family, as far as she’s concerned!
Jayma Black comes over to help celebrate Callie’s birthday, and just seeing her really sets Bree off.
When Roy Smith–Bram’s older brother–comes over and begins flirting with Callie–they have a little flirtationship going on–Bree is furious. She never even liked Roy that way, but Roy is the same man who murdered Kev over Delilah, and now here he is flirting with Callie. They’re all the same!
Callie becomes pregnant soon after her birthday, and although she’s nervous, she’s also excited. Unaware of Bree’s resentment, she gushes about how Roy said that once he gets his own cave, he’s going to move Callie in with him so they can get married and raise their baby together–and make lots more, she adds with a blush and a giggle.
Bree hauls off and slaps her, and Callie is stunned. She opts to walk away, and retires to her room for the night, but makes a mental note to tell Roy that they might need to move their plans up a bit…
But Roy doesn’t take her concerns seriously and tells her the cave isn’t ready yet, just two more weeks and it should be ready.
They have a baby girl and name her Calisa!
Callie is so pretty….
The same night that Roy tells her two more weeks, Bree picks a fight with Callie…and wins.
Callie is murdered by stupid Bree Morgan, and although Roy Smith drops to his knees and pleads with the Grim Reaper to spare his beautiful Callie, the Reaper is not in a forgiving mood… Callie Hamilton is dead, leaving Roy alone to raise their daughter.
After Callie’s death, spirits are subdued at the Morgan household until it’s Brooke’s birthday. Her ex-boyfriend Darius comes over to celebrate with her.
Unbeknownst to Brooke, who is now a grown woman, her mother is unable to handle the spotlight not being on her, and she hooks up with Darius in the garden–even though he’s not only her daughter’s ex, but also married!
Meanwhile AT THE SMITH HOME/S….
Roy Smith is mourning the loss of his girlfriend, the mother of his daughter, and also trying to figure out how he’s going to raise a daughter. His twin sister Ruthie suggests that they move into his new place together so she can help him raise Calisa.
Since Callie is gone and he still needs to carry on his family name–and give Calisa a mother-figure in case his sister ever gets married–Roy marries Delilah Black. He did kill a man for her, after all.
She’s excited to start her new life, but Delilah is under the impression Callie was just a hapless fling, and is not aware of any lingering feelings Roy might have for her. Especially since, you know, she’s dead.
While attending the wedding, Ruthie Smith finds love in the garden with Barney Woods! It’s looking like maybe her brother’s concern about her getting married aren’t that crazy after all…
Calisa is growing and growing–and looking more and more like her mother every day.
As time goes on, Ruthie doesn’t understand why her relationship with Barney isn’t progressing beyond stolen kisses, and then while she’s in town one day, she sees him with another woman. When she asks her friend Mara about it, Mara tells Ruthie that Barney is married to Leah Hamilton!!!! And they have a baby, and another one on the way!
Ruthie is crushed.
Also crushed, Roy Smith. It’s Calisa’s second birthday, marking two years since Callie’s death, and despite being married to someone else–and they’re even expecting their first child together–he can’t seem to stop missing Callie.
On top of missing his younger love, Delilah–9 years older than Roy–is having a difficult pregnancy, leaving Roy to question whether or not they’ll even be able to have anymore children. He explains that he wouldn’t hold it against her or anything, but the survival of his family name does depend on him and so far, he only has a daughter…
Then one day when he’s talking to Michael Hamilton while they’re out hunting together, he finds out Michael has another magic lamp! He was going to use it to bring his mother back to life, but since shew as old and had lived her life, he didn’t, opting instead to save the wishes for more wealth, since they’re never comfortable in their wealth.
Floored, Roy demands, “You mean you can bring someone back from the dead?”
Michael explains he hasn’t tried it and has heard it can go rather badly in some cases, but yeah, supposedly he can.
Roy then pleads with Michael to use his magic lamp to bring his sister Callie back to life! He tells Michael he will give him anything he wants if he’ll do it, and even rushes home to see how many fish he has save up to offer as partial payment. He comes up with an offer of 14 fish–including some giant rainbow trout–and 2 old boots, and since it is his sister and Roy is so desperate to marry her, Michael acquiesces and wishes his sister Callie back to life…
Roy thanks Michael, telling him he’s welcome to fish in his pond or stop over for dinner anytime, and asking for his permission to marry Callie. Michael mentions that Roy is already married, and indicates his pregnant wife in the background (who is none too pleased with Callie’s resurrection) and asks Roy if he intends for Callie to be his second wife. Roy says he can’t exactly kick Delilah out while she’s pregnant, so for now, yes, she would be his second wife, but once Delilah delivers her baby, she could move back in with her family. Roy only wants to be with Callie.
Roy and Callie get married!!! Calisa is growing up so fast, Roy is eager to have more babies with his teenage bride.
When Calisa becomes a child, her mother is there to see it!
And when Delilah delivers a daughter, she knows that her time is up. Roy won’t keep her around when he has the younger, prettier Callie around to give him all the sons he could ever want.
Their baby girl is named Miana, and she’s a little cutie. Delilah hopes she will at least be able to visit, though she knows it’s Callie who will be raising her daughter.
At the OTHER/ELDER Smith house, Kyle Bishop becomes a child, and the lovely Kenna Smith learns how to fish from her brother-in-law, Arnold Bishop. Sure, two of her sisters have had babies by him, but certainly he wouldn’t be greedy enough to put the moves on a third. Besides, Dinah is obviously a spinster, but Kenna… great things are in store for Kenna, she just knows it.
Bram finally becomes an adult! His love, Tasha Black, is so excited that they will finally be able to live together as husband and wife….
And THE LUCK OF THE WOODS FAMILY is really quite remarkable…
While Sims all over Orchard Valley seem to drop like flies, every single member of the Woods family is alive. SURE, two of the daughters have been kidnapped, but they’re both alive and at least mostly unharmed (Lela did almost die miscarrying her captor’s baby… but Rena seems to be doing pretty well!) and even the founding couple remains alive.
Also, their kids are ridiculously adorable. Like Asher Woods, who just became a toddler! Look at that face! That weirdly blonde head of hair! Asher is just what an heir should be… but they still need a spare.
Rock Woods comes of age. Now it’s time to find a bride!
Enter Leah’s little sister, Rachel Hamilton. Since the Hamilton family and the Woods family are so prestigious, they have already married off one daughter and one son, why not make it two? Rachel and Rock seem to hit it off!
So before long, Rock proposes! She says yes, and they have a small, intimate wedding.
Sadly, Wilma dies. The first member of the Woods family to die…but she lived a good life and got to see even her youngest son married.
When they have a baby girl, Leah and Barney decide that since both of their mothers (Tisa and Wilma) died recently, they should name the baby after them, so the newest addition to the lucky Woods family is little Wilsa Woods!
Sadly, shortly after Wilsa’s birth, Fred dies, presumably of a broken heart…
Rachel becomes pregnant, Asher becomes a child, and Wilsa becomes a toddler, carrying on the tradition of being an absolutely adorable little one!
And on to THE BLACK FAMILY.
Marrying Pebbles Woods moved this family up in the world, and she and her husband Darius have twin girls that they name Lilya and Lorella!
But the joyous occasion is darkened when Blossom Black dies of malnutrition!
Lilya and Lorella! Such cuties. Mama Pebbles is pregnant again, and they’re hoping this one is a boy!
But… it’s another girl. They name her Kalomina, but despite the financial gain of marrying Pebbles, Darius begins to worry about his family name being carried on… he is the ONLY Black male to carry on the name… he’s been working hard to make their garden profitable, but what good will it do without a son to pass it all on to?
And at CAMP WHITMAN…
Jinella becomes pregnant by Tyron Whitman.
They have a cute little girl and they name her Vanessa!
Rena Woods becomes a teen!
Jali Whitman also just became a teen, and he thinks his childhood best friend Rena has suddenly gotten hot.
Even though Rena is only slightly attracted to Jali, she’s wife enough to know that as long as he likes her, she’s safe from his lecherous father’s advances. She doesn’t intend to be the next teen mom at Camp Whitman.
And last but not least, THE AMBITIOUS BISHOPS!
Arnold and Gerta Bishop now have three strapping sons–Gabriel, Max, and Brandon–and of course, one daughter.
The kids playing with their cousin, Calisa Smith.
While Arnold was initially very unimpressed with having a “useless” daughter, he is beginning to rethink his position when he realizes his daughter is pretty cute, and she has Smith blood running through her veins. So, although he hoped for a fourth son initially, a pretty daughter from a good family could prove to be useful… after all, the Hamiltons have boys, and down the road, certainly Michael and Mara will be looking for a cute wife from a good family to marry those sons… why not Calah?
Gabriel becomes a teen–my, how time flies!–and Max is none too pleased about it. Or maybe it’s that his dad made him invite Phillip Hamilton over to play, and he’s kind of a dork.
And Arnold the Ambitious didn’t stop there. Rena Woods, kidnapped daughter of the Woods family, would be a perfect bride for Gabriel when the time comes. Even though she’s technically “seeing someone,” Arnold encourages Gabriel to woo her and invites her over for Gabriel’s party.
Things progress exactly as Arnold wants them to, and before long, Rena is swooning in Gabriel Bishop’s arms.
Now, if Arnold can lock down an alliance with the Woods family through Gabriel and Rena, and a marriage between his daughter Calah and one of the Hamilton boys, after marrying Gerta (and having a son with Dinah) Smith, Arnold the lowly orphan will have successfully arranged marriages with the 3 most powerful families in all of Orchard Valley!! It’s all coming together….
RANKINGS AS OF ROUND 9
- Hamilton: $105,425
- Woods: 103,618
- Smith: $88,235
- Bishop: $43,616
- Black: $40,405
- Whitman: $26,121
- Morgan: $24,075
- Moore/Kenmore: $21,535
- Morton: $18,850