Chapter 3.7

Welcome back to another chapter of Random Branches! In the last chapter Leia ended up filming a movie with Max that made them both realize that they loved each other. At prompting from a mutual friend, the two ended up getting together right before they headed home. And Jordan proposed to Mission who accepted. And now, on with the story.

Moving Atton to Starlight Shores took some persuading, but he eventually caved. He wanted closer access to his grandkids. About six months after graduation, Mission gave birth to a baby boy that she and Jordan agreed to name Dustil*. Shortly after his birth, the pair was finally able to find a small house that was expandable for their family and moved out.

Carth even moved out to Starlight Shores after finding a small apartment. He said he had only stayed in Moonlight Falls to remain close to family after Darius was dealt with. With Atton, Obi, Mission, and Leia moving to Starlight Shores and his closest daughter going to Bridgeport to follow their dreams, Carth had no ties to Moonlight Falls. And given that thinking of Bridgeport only led Carth to remember Kreia, he decided Starlight Shores was the best option for him.

Obi was headed into work one afternoon to look at some records when he spotted someone he didn’t think he would run into in Starlight Shores: Mindy. “Mindy!” Obi yelled.

Mindy looked up at Obi and smiled, “Obi, long time no see. Have you graduated?”

“I have. 4.0. Got a contract here to help make sure the company doesn’t lose any cases that it doesn’t need to. Are you doing anything tonight?”

“Congrats. And I’m free tonight.”

It didn’t take long for Mindy and Obi to rekindle their fire for each other and within a few months, Obi proposed to Mindy and she said yes.

Leia felt her brother was rushing into things, but Obi said he was sure Mindy was the one.

And it was only a few months after that when they wed. They had the wedding and the reception at the house. Everyone had a great time and the wedding was one the pair would remember for years.

As the reception winded down, most of the guests went home. Wolfgang, Miranda, and Eva however were spending the night there before heading home to Sim City. Wolfgang had done his own research of both Mindy and of Max. His research did include looking into the family. The number of suicides that came up when searching under Zenteri was a bit troubling not to mention Max’s own history of serial monogamy. He didn’t want to cause a scene at the wedding or the reception so he waited until all guests had left before seeking Max out.

He found Max standing outside. “Nice night,” he said as a way of alerting Max of his presence.

“It is. Wolfgang is it? I’m Maximus Zenteri, but I’ve got a feeling you already know that.”

“I do and I have heard a lot of good things about you from my younger siblings. I do have a few things we need to discuss.”

“The positive things your siblings said didn’t get rid of the questions?”

“Nope. Leia has three very protective brothers. Canderous told me he trusts my judgement of you. And yes, I trust Obi’s and Mission’s, but I’m an SNIA agent. I learned long ago that I trust my own judgement the best.”

“Fair enough.”

“Do you love Leia?”

“I do. Knowing her history, I would never string her along.”

“Are you holding anything back from Leia? You don’t have to tell me the answer to that question. But if the answer to that question is yes, then tell her as soon as you can. It was something held back that destroyed our parents’ marriage. And my mother didn’t even learn about it from my father. I was the one that opened that can of worms and I was only 15 at the time. It’s why she reacted so strongly against love when she found out Jeffery cheated on her. Because he kept something from her.”

“You didn’t give this talk to Mindy and if you’re as overprotective as Obi is, given your career, you’ve done some research. So you know what my answer is and I do plan on telling her soon. I didn’t want to tell her on top of all of the things happening. Between moving here, getting Atton settled in, Mission’s pregnancy and birth, and then the wedding, we’ve been fairly busy.”

“Good. Don’t even think of breaking my sister’s heart or you’ll have to answer to me.” Wolfgang then bid Max a good night and headed off for bed.

Max shuddered at Wolfgang’s last sentence as it unnerved him a bit.

It was a few days after the wedding when Max approached Leia. “I’ve got something I need to tell you and it’s something that we should discuss in private.”

And that’s it for the chapter! What does Max have to tell Leia? Is Leia’s hunch that Obi and Mindy got married too soon correct? Find out in chapters to come!

Progress towards Obi’s Goals:

  • Become Private Investigator – Achieved Chapter 2.19
  • Complete 30 cases
  • Snoop 10 locations
  • Write 5 papers on findings
  • Reach level ten of Private Investigator Career – He’s at level 1
  • Go through 5 garbages and 5 mailboxes

Progress towards Leia’s Goals:

  • Master Painting Skill – She’s at level 6
  • Master Writing Skill – She’s at level 9
  • Paint 20 paintings – Painted 5 paitnings
  • Be friends with parents – Completed Chapter 3.7 behind the scenes.
  • Get 5,000 in royalties (or sell 15,000 from paintings) – She’s got like $2568 in royalties
  • Paint family pictures (spouse, kids, parents if alive)
  • Join book club (if applicable)

Progress toward’s LTW’s

  • Atton – Hit Movie Composer: Hit Movie Composer – Level 10 – MET Chapter 2.14
  • Obi Wan – Perfect Mind, Perfect Body: Level 10 Logic, Level 10 Athletic – Logic is at 3, Athletic is at 5
  • Leia – Professional Author: Earn $4000 a week in royalties – currently earning $896 a week in royalties
  • Maximus – Superstar Actor – Personal Assistant – Level 4

And I’m also doing the In the Spotlight generation with Maximus since the film career isn’t my favorite and since Leia will be knee deep in it anyway it makes more sense to put it here than do another movie generation later on. So Maximus’s goals are:

  • Join Film career (Plumbob Pictures Backlot, may need to place it)
  • Max writing
  • Max charisma
  • Become level 5 celebrity – Will not consider it a failure if it doesn’t happen, but I do have to actively be trying for it.
  • Have kid
  • Task if appears: Promote movies at bars, Promote movies, Pick up food for shoots,Buy food for colleagues on breaks. – Not doing this one as these don’t seem to work in my game.
  • Reach Level 10 of the Actor branch
  • Befriend boss and coworkers

Progress towards Max’s goals:

  • Join Film career (Plumbob Pictures Backlot, may need to place it) – Achieved behind the scenes Chapter 3.1
  • Max writing
  • Max charisma – Level 8
  • Become level 5 celebrity – 3 stars
  • Have kid
  • Reach Level 10 of the Actor branch – Level 4 – Personal Assistant
  • Befriend boss and coworkers – Friends with Jordan McDaniels who is a coworker

Author’s Note:

Dustil is named after the son of Carth Onasi in Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. I was truly hoping Mission would have a boy so that I could name the kid Dustil. If it had been a girl, her name would have been Morgana, the name of Carth’s wife. Same universe and done to honor the relationship that Mission has with her uncle Carth.

Maximus Zenteri is not my creation so I can’t take credit. He’s a born in game Sim who was born in LateKnightSimmer’s game to her Sicily Zenteri and MrsOogieBoogie’s Alexander Hunt. I do have permission to use both Max and his back story because Max isn’t Max without it.


One comment on “Chapter 3.7

  1. amandralynn says:

    Can’t wait to find out what Max needs to tell Leia. WHat a cliffhanger you evil woman you.

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