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However, Gabriel found that when he walked into the library, he no longer needed to fake his smile. Immediately upon entering, he caught sight of a woman wearing a very conspicuous green kitten sweater and a serious expression on her face. The contrast between the two made his grin spread wide.

His boss would have to wait a little longer for the reports.

"Yes, but I— No, of course. Yes, I understand. Yes. Yes, of course. Alright. Okay. Okay. Thank you, sir. Goodbye."
Gabriel sighed as he hung up his cellphone. He stared out ahead of him at the road, one hand held tight to the steering wheel and the other pinching at the bridge of his nose. His boss had been riding him about reports all week. He wanted Gabriel to read the newest medical journals and submit his summaries of them. It was reasonable he supposed, except he wanted a new one done every day.
Needless to say, Gabriel was about a week behind.
He gave another heavy sigh. He’d been planning on heading home immediately after work but now he figured he might as well stop by the library and get started on fact-checking those reports.
He plastered a smile on his face and turned into the appropriate street. Maybe if he pretended he wasn’t incredibly stressed out, he’d eventually start to believe it.

"Yes, but I— No, of course. Yes, I understand. Yes. Yes, of course. Alright. Okay. Okay. Thank you, sir. Goodbye."

Gabriel sighed as he hung up his cellphone. He stared out ahead of him at the road, one hand held tight to the steering wheel and the other pinching at the bridge of his nose. His boss had been riding him about reports all week. He wanted Gabriel to read the newest medical journals and submit his summaries of them. It was reasonable he supposed, except he wanted a new one done every day.

Needless to say, Gabriel was about a week behind.

He gave another heavy sigh. He’d been planning on heading home immediately after work but now he figured he might as well stop by the library and get started on fact-checking those reports.

He plastered a smile on his face and turned into the appropriate street. Maybe if he pretended he wasn’t incredibly stressed out, he’d eventually start to believe it.

The library wasn’t particularly crowded but she still had a hard time deciding on the best place to sit and read. It wouldn’t do to choose a place that cut into her focus.

Tori was absolutely ecstatic. After much work, she’d finally managed to land herself a job as a Ballot Counter. For a long time she’d wanted to be the center of attention with a large circle or friends but, recently, after a bit of soul searching, she’d come to realise that she’d much rather focus on her career.

With that in mind, she’d put a new goal in her mind. She swore she’d reach the top tiers of the political world and today she had put that plan into action. Her roommates wanted to throw her a party tonight in celebration. Needless to say, she was thrilled.

Never one to stop once she’d started though, she figured she’d spend the day at the library and maybe brush up on some political knowledge.

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[I’ll admit, I totally forgot that Tori was a witch.]

[A look at the first Helbourne House.]

[Heading off to work while I bring his wife back to life~ OuO]

Sending Aryina to bring back Tori from beyond the world of the living. Then I can start the storyyy~ ;u;

Went to Aryina’s workplace and found her hating on a werewolf heh Gabe was there as well~ I wonder how he feels knowing his eldest daughter and her husband (fourth pic) are now “older” than him. D’: Hell, even his youngest son (Vristophe, third pic) is an elder now. ;m;

On a more positive note, I practically squealed in delight when I saw Millicent and Karabelle~! :’D They’re so tinyyy~~~

I’m glad I got to see all of them now since I’m starting Gabe’s backstory and have to pretend none of them exist while I’m doing it. ^^;;

So I started the game with Aryina’s family right? And, oh man, I totally forgot about Semhain dating this girl and then her subsequent death. ;m; Poor guy. I really didn’t let him catch a break.

Also, apparently the vampire skin-thing is called an overlay? And there are mods and things to get rid of the skin issue. I might actually look into that~

(Re)Introducing our First Gen~ Gabriel Helbourne and his (eventual) wife, Tori Kimura. :)

Seeing as I first started this save before I really knew anything about customizing Sims, Gabe is pretty much completely EA randomization generated. :’D I haven’t changed any of his facial features for the replay— same goes for Tori. The only difference between then and now is probably the amount of CC on them heh

Other minor changes include touching up Tori’s eyes a little bit with make-up to lessen the eye folds and Gabriel suddenly having very vampiric skin in-game?? Like, the vampire skin usually didn’t turn up in-game like it did in CAS but in the replay now it does.

Maybe it’s because my graphics are higher than before? Or the new defaults?

Well, in any case, this is where our quick replay begins for the Helbourne Legacy. Since the save I found starts early in the 3rd Gen, I had to do a little reviving to get Tori back but otherwise it’s all good. And if we come across any descendants in town that technically shouldn’t exist yet, we’ll turn a blind eye. ;)