Anya was the first to leave, breaking Mesquite’s heart.
Mesquite mourned for a few days, and before his time of mourning was up, he left, too, breaking his nephew’s heart.
The Royal Llama Tamer had never been sadder. He felt his natural melancholy, he was in deep mourning for Mesquite, and he often visited Acacia’s tombstone, too. That adds up to 7 sadness points, so even the beautiful environment, Cassandra’s deep love for him ,and the joyful expectation of the birth of his child weren’t enough to penetrate the clouds.
PV channeled his grief into his comedy, writing several new routines, and into long hours on the treadmill.
Kyler stayed around to see Manzanita ask Eleanor to become her girlfriend.
He stayed to get to know the beautiful women who now filled his home.
He stayed to hold his grandson, Ironwood, in his arms.
He stayed to see the new thin Palo Verde, who has gained a graceful style in his performance after shedding his baby fat.
He stayed to see Manzanita and Eleanor become BFFs, and to see M propose to El.
He stayed long enough to finish his cook book, “It’s Grilled. It’s Cheese. It’s Grilled Cheese.” and to earn royalties for many Sim days.
He stayed long enough to complete all the tasks needed so that at his next stint at the job, he would reach the apex of the culinary career.
And then, on the morning of Manzanita and Eleanor’s wedding, he left.
Manzanita pled for his life, but Grimmy, perhaps remembering his previous abhorrent conversation with her, refused.
Kyler’s departure broke Manzanita’s heart, and it broke PV’s once again.
The wedding was held as planned. Manzy and El decided to keep it a casual affair. The guests, former housemates of Eleanor’s, dressed to the max anyway. I think they were glad to have an excuse to get out their party clothes.
The brides were sweet, in spite of Manzanita’s deep grief.
After the cake, Manzanita couldn’t continue with the celebration.
She went to bed early, and left the hostess duties Eleanor, Cassandra, and Princess.
In the midst of all these family changes, Ironwood became a boy and gained the glutton trait and the artistic prodigy aspiration.
Sims leave, and new Sims come. We don’t forget the old ones with the new, for each has his or her own specific twists of personality that together create something simply irreplaceable.