A Tale of Torture and Mazes (Part 8)
It's a beautiful new day. Anna stands in filth, her shoulders slumped from constant depression. She holds her baby, but never makes eye-contact with him.
He stinks! Flour sack baby never stunk. If only he would stop stinking...somehow.
Outside, Victor has a problem.
He tried to cook some hot dogs for breakfast, but he's just not a cook. At least he's trying. I decide to reward him. I open up the whole house to him - maze, roof, and all.
He does what any sane person would do, and washes the dirty dishes in the kitchen.
Finally Anna and Victor can meet face to face. I'm not sure if he's telling her how lonely he's been, or telling her to stay away crazy woman!
But Anna takes it only one way. She's going to follow Victor everywhere.
He's just so dreamy!
Not sure if it's the smell or the constant crying, but Victor finds baby Telly on the roof.
Anna seems to be saying, "It's okay, you can keep him." For a family oriented Sim, she sure doesn't seem to like babies.
I buy a birthday cake and put some fire pillars on the roof. It's time for Telly's birthday! The fire catches Victor as he walks by.
He does what any insane person would do, and runs over to the baby crib.
This is a bad day for Victor and fire.
Anna chooses this moment to come on to Victor. At least until her attention span runs out.
I tell her to bring her baby to the birthday cake. She gags as she holds him. Flour sack baby never emitted green gasses!
She looks into his eyes and smiles for the first time. Maybe a toddler will be less work than this!
She tosses Telly up into the air...
...and down comes a toddler. And he's ready to make his diaper even stinkier. Anna has a new wish - she wants to have another baby! For 8,000 aspiration points!
Even Victor thinks he stinks. He was willing to wash the dishes, but this is too much for him.
Telly cries about his dirty diaper. He can't change it himself!
But Anna's already gone downstairs. Victor is there. Victor makes her smile.
She swims the water maze for her Victor. He's watching TV, but she's determined to give him a light kiss.
Telly has a moment of inspiration. He can crawl now!
He decides to ask Anna for a diaper change in person. He covers the whole roof in a matter of moments. His strange, glassy eyes sparkle with anticipation.
He can crawl. And communicate. This is so much freedom!
But his bubble bursts. He can't climb down the stairs.
Why did it have to be stairs!
Why was I born into this terrible house!
I'll never get a diaper change.
Telly drops his head. He sniffs. This is not the life he wanted.
When he looks back up, he's a changed person. He flails his arms and legs, screaming. I'm not sure what he's saying, but I believe it's something like this:
"On day, I'll be bigger and stronger. One day, I will have my revenge!"