I received the in-game notification for both Timothy and Cedar that their time was just about up. “Time to put their affairs in order.” So I sold all the extra produce and upgrade-parts in their inventories (and made a few thousand simoleans!) and allowed them autonomy so they could do what they wanted during their last few moments. Or days.
Cedar was as energetic as she was as a young astronaut. She just loves life!
She spent time contemplating her life and what it meant to her.
She let Acacia know how much she appreciated her.
And she continued enjoying her career and danced like it was her last day on this planet..
Timothy took a selfie with Mesquite, so that his son would always a remembrance of their close times together. (Poor Acacia stayed up all night creating plugins, so she was exhausted when she came home from her day programming.)
The family spent a lot of time together, and Paris, who’s adopted this family as his own, spent a lot of time hanging out with them.
Mesquite’s cooking skills led to a few complications.
When Acacia got home from work, she took care of the situation.
I had been waiting for the fire fighters to arrive. But I guess there are none in TS4! I wasn’t able to figure out how to “extinguish fire” until Acacia got home, and it’s a good thing, too, for with her self-assuredness, she was the right woman for the job!
Man, I love a smart, self-assured geek-grrl! What a role model you are for all of us, Acacia Bough!
Later that same day…
Acacia’s demands fell on deaf ears. Grimmy would have none of it.
Poor Baby Babcock, another Townie teen who’s adopted the family, took it really hard. Funny thing was, he called Timothy right as Timothy was collapsing on the floor. “Can I come over and hang out?” Little did he know what he’d find when he got there! I thought it would help Acacia cope with her dad’s passing if Baby were there, but he was the one who needed comforting.
Meanwhile, Cedar was building her rocket.
And Mesquite was playing the piano.
Grimmy stuck around. Just in case.
So, I’m thinking, at least she won’t have to grieve Timothy if she joins him.
And just like that, Grimmy listened! See what a little “please and thank you” will get you! Your mom was right!
When Mesquite finished his homework, he had to go through the “witness death” routine, even though Cedar was alive and feeling great.
And then Mesquite realized his dad was gone.
Acacia was feeling great. Some guy she met somewhere (at work?) came over to hang out, and she and Paris, who’s now a young adult, played three-hands together.
Paris, by the way, rolled “childish” as his adult trait.
Which makes him Neat, Hot-headed, and Childish.
Cedar was too excited about gaining more time to explore space to feel even a moment of grief.