1.1: On My Own

Okay, I can barely see the paper… It’s so dark in this damn tent! But I’ve gotta get this all down before I forget.

So… I made it. And I’m actually feeling okay, I guess. But so tired… Guess that’s what jetlag will do to you, huh?

Anyway, the view out the plane window was beautiful. Also kinda terrifying… But I’ll try to focus on the ‘beautiful’ part.

Through the slight haze of the clouds, I could see it – My new home. First we passed over the sprawling green countryside. The grass, the trees, the lakes and streams… It almost reminded me of Granite Falls back home. Well… actually, I guess this is ‘home’ now, huh?

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Anyway, it wasn’t long before the grassy hills were out of sight and the heart of Windenburg came into view – The cobblestone streets, the old-style buildings… It was incredible! So different from anywhere I’d ever been before… and I couldn’t wait to go explore and take in every inch of the amazing city I saw below me.

4

But first things first, I guess. After suffering through the endless lines at security and immigration, I found myself a taxi and headed toward the huge plot of land I’d purchased a few months ago. It was out in that gorgeous countryside I’d seen from the plane window this morning – and I was so excited to finally see it in person.

As soon as I arrived to the beautiful empty lot, I quickly got to work trying my best to make the place feel like home… But when you have nothing but a handful of camping supplies and fifty bucks in your pocket, that’s kind of easier said than done.

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Mom and dad put up such a fuss when I told them I didn’t want their help. And it wasn’t that I’m not grateful. They’ve done so much for me over the years, and I appreciate everything they’ve given me…

But it’s time I start doing things for myself.

Now, I’m pretty sure mom would have a heart attack if she saw the tiny tent that’ll be my new home from now on… I convinced her I’d saved up for some cute little cabin out in the woods. Had to show her a fake picture and everything. And… yeah, I guess I feel kinda bad about that. But it was the only way to get her to stop nagging me about needing help. What else could I do?

Hopefully I can figure out some kind of excuse when she finally flies out here to visit… Now that’ll be interesting… Guess I’ll have to cross that bridge when I get to it, just like everything else.

I’ll be honest – I’m still scared shitless about this whole thing. But when I was sitting there earlier out in the fresh air – eating my food, sitting on my cooler, on my land – it felt good. It felt like maybe I was finally starting to figure things out.

8

Maybe.

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49 Responses to 1.1: On My Own

  1. Trip says:

    The first two pics definitely capture the strange feeling of flying into somewhere new.

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  2. peacesign101 says:

    Loved this! ❤ First two pictures were absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Spirashun says:

    Now I want to get Outdoor Retreat just so the beginning of my legacies can look a little more realistic! I’m excited to watch this all unfold 🙂

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  4. maladi777 says:

    I can’t wait for the next chapter! Since I don’t have Get Together yet, the best way for me to experience it is through your story!

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  5. O'jenn says:

    Yay! I love that Alex is trying to be his own person. Very nice use of camera man mode 😉

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  6. Niura says:

    Well, i have to agree with him! The view was indeed beautiful ❤
    The picture about the fake cabin in the woods made me crack up 😀

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  7. blamsart says:

    I like your new legacy!
    Two chapters and you already have all this character development! 😀

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  8. theplumbob says:

    I loved the flying in part, filled me with the same excitement I get when I’m actually on a plane to a new place!

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  9. Jes2G says:

    OMG! The view from the plane was so creative! I never would have thought of that. I love his attitude. Kind of reminds me of Xavier a little…except Alex isn’t trying to prove his mother wrong lol. But they are both determined to do their own thing. Love it.

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  10. Oh wow, those first two pics!!! Aaaah tent’s reminds me of Shea’s start! 🙂

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  11. whattheplum says:

    Windenburg looks neat!

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  12. This is great. Its funny I took similar shots for my story. Windenburg is so beautiful. I

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  13. The picture from the plane was such a great idea! I’m so excited to read this! 🙂

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  14. Virtualee says:

    This made me remember when I first flew into the States a few decades ago…I was thrilled I was ‘home’…I remember siting in the plane looking down just like he did nervous, scared, thrilled and excited all at once. Love your writing 🙂

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you! I’m so happy you’re enjoying this (and reading! <3) And how awesome that you can relate to Alex! 🙂

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  15. Simslover163 says:

    OH…MY…GOD!!!!!!! Windenburg is beautiful!!! The first two screenshots made it like he’s actually flying over Windenburg in a plane! The view is so amazing I can’t stop staring at it for about 10 minutes. 🙂

    I love that he has a tent set up on the lot he bought.

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  16. This chapter is great 🙂 the view from the plane is so creative and I’m already imagining his mom flying for a visit and seeing Alex in the small tent and bush instead of toilet 🙂 I bet she would get a heart attack…

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  17. shiba306 says:

    Tempted to let myself get sucked in, but I shall hold myself back….

    Okay, maybe just one more…

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha I’m happy you’re reading! ❤ There are are already about 70-80 chapters of this story (though as you can see, my chapters are very she it!), so don't feel bad about reading a few at a time hehe.

      Thank you again for checking out my legacy ❤

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  18. *scrolls waaaaaaaay down for the Leave A Reply box* I like this so far! Alex is HOT, and so dang brave…YOU WILL BE SOMEONE ALEX IF AMANDA HAS ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Kit I’m so excited to have you reading! Ahhh yay! 😀 My chapters are very short so even though it looks like you’re far behind, it’s not that bad, I swear! 😀 (Warning though — Alex’s generation is all light and nice and then BAM I go back to evil, D2D-style drama…. hehehehe :P) The good news is that so far, everyone is attractive except for one of my spares who looked like an alien but it’s okay because she vanished from the story when she moved out of the house hehehe Enjoy! 😀

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  19. CitizenErased14 says:

    Thank you cahaner! I’m excited to have you reading ^_^

    Like

  20. Ahhhh it’s so pretty! 😀 And honestly, a tent of your own is much more of an achievement than a house that someone else bought you – good for him!

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  21. theceltygirly says:

    Will it get redundant if I praise your style every chapter lol
    I really like the overhead shots :3
    Also the title of this chapter makes me think of Les Mis so now I have the song stuck in my head.

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  22. oh yeah this is going to be good i loved how u used the pics to make it look like a veiw from the plane your are so creative

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  23. kaffepigen says:

    Tonight i’m staying at My mom’s place and i brought My laptop with me. I made a New savefile with a couple. I moved them into an apartment after giving them 900k Sim. But this chapter just made me want to move them out again and do it “legacy style”

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  24. markarchy says:

    Nice starts, oh wait!

    I’m doing a reread and realized that I didn’t comment and like on this before, I just remembered that I downloaded the pages before so I had no way to comments/likes even though I actually had so much to say about but couldn’t because I binge it offline.

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