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?


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.


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.


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.



58 thoughts on “1.1: On My Own

    1. Thanks for reading!!!! I just couldn’t leave Lucas’ family behind after D2D haha. I’m glad you’re liking it, I really appreciate you checking it out! 🙂

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  1. 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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  2. 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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    1. Thank you! I’m so happy you’re enjoying this (and reading! <3) And how awesome that you can relate to Alex! 🙂


  3. 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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  4. 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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    1. 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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    1. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    1. Thank you, ACarb! I hope you enjoy the past gens as much as you’ve enjoyed Harper’s! Take your time reading 🙂 And thank you once again for reading my story! ❤️❤️❤️


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