4.13: Secrets


Alright. If you’re reading this, I’m willing to bet that you’ve kept a secret at some point in your life. You know what I mean – Told a little white lie. Hidden the truth. Kept something to yourself – maybe something really important.

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Yeah, don’t look innocent. We’ve all done it. (Unless you’ve been doomed to live out the real-life version of that godawful Liar Liar movie from the 90s). Think about it. How many secrets have you ever kept? Probably a hell of a lot more than you’re willing to admit.

And now I bet you’re sitting there feeling all guilty, right?

Well don’t.

Seriously. Stop.

Secrets aren’t always a bad thing. In fact, most of the time they’re for a damn good reason.

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I mean, look at all the superheroes out there – Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (What? She totally counts!) – They all kept their real identities secret. And you know why? So they could keep saving everyone’s asses without having to deal with all the backlash. And so Clark Kent, Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne, and Buffy Summers could go on living their normal lives.

If their secrets ever came out, it would have turned their whole world upside down. And not just their worlds – their friends’ and families’ too. So they never told anyone the truth. Wouldn’t you do the same?

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Or (Lena’s gonna LOVE this) what about that stupid Lord of the Rings trilogy? What does that old wizard dude say when he gives the ring to the little fuzzy-footed guy? “Keep it secret. Keep it safe.” Because otherwise the bad guy will know what they’re up to and their never-ending nature walk across New Zealand would be ruined.

It’s a pretty damn important secret. Who the hell are we to judge little Frollo or Frito or whatever his dumb name is? He shouldn’t feel guilty, should he? Isn’t he doing what’s right?

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Or what about a secret that protects someone you care about? What if something bad could happen if the truth ever came out? Like in season nine of Supernatural, when that angel saved Sam’s life? Dean never told him what was happening. Why? Because his brother could have DIED if he found out the truth. And yeah, maybe keeping the secret kinda-sorta got their friend Kevin killed, but he sucked anyway.

Or what about Star Wars? If Obi-Wan told Luke about his father, what do you think that idiot would have done? Rushed off to find Vader before he was ready. Because he’s a freaking moron. And he probably would have gotten himself killed. So for all you losers on the internet asking why Obi-Wan never told him, the answer is BECAUSE HE HAD A DAMN GOOD REASON.

So see? Secrets AREN’T all bad.

What’s bad is when someone finds out about your secret… And then you have to convince THEM to keep it too.

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Life would be so much easier if it were like Harry Potter or something. One spell and BAM, your secret’s safe inside ONE person. Bound to their very soul. No need to worry about the truth spreading or getting back to the wrong person… So damn easy, as long as your Secret Keeper isn’t some jackass like Peter Pettigrew.

But unfortunately, life isn’t like that.

So today, I offer two bits of wisdom to all you losers out there with something to hide:

  1. Stop feeling guilty. You probably have a good reason, so stop beating yourself up over it.
  2. Keep it hidden, for as long as you can. Because once the word gets out, it’s a BITCH to keep things in check.

Like one of my favorite Doctors once said, “Secrets protect us. Secrets make us safe.”

And maybe his Clara didn’t believe it.

But this one definitely does.

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48 Responses to 4.13: Secrets

  1. Senna says:

    I snorted when she said “Frito”. 😛

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  2. maladi777 says:

    What on Earth did she tell Jocelyn?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. sonniejj says:

    Hmmmm this was intriguing.
    Personally, I hate keeping secrets and I suck at it, as well. But I understand Clara’s point. I’m just very curious to know what exactly she was keeping a secret….

    Liked by 1 person

  4. EddieSims says:

    Does Clara know Tobi’s secret? It seems strange that images of him and Anna show up while Clara is blogging about secrets. Or was it added in for dramatic effect because Clara’s topic applies to him as well?

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  5. audreyfld says:

    Clara knows!!!! She and her ‘secret’ were at the same bar! Dum de dum dum…… Maybe she will be the one to talk sense into her stupid brother. Imagine that – then she will have to explain why she was there and he will have to keep her secret. Oh what a web of lies we weave……

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahahaha not necessarily! Clara is only 16, too young to go to a bar! 🙂 I was kinda teasing @EddieSims a bit… Those picture of Tobi weren’t anything that Clara actually saw haha


      • audreyfld says:

        Well her secret isn’t too young and he could have snuck her in….it wasn’t really a stretch. So this was all about her secret getting out and what Jocelyn said to her. Maybe if/when her secret is no longer secret then Tobi will have the ah ha moment of clarity he really needs right now to save his marriage.

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  6. rainygamez says:

    I love all the pop culture references in this. Hehehehe

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  7. kaffepigen says:

    Interesting. Did that picture of Tobi and Anna mean that Clara had seen them together? Or is it there because he is keeping secrets from Colette? It’s a little bit confusing to me 😛 it was a very insightful post indeed.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha Clara has not seen Tobi and Anna together. You’re not the only one confused by that haha. I guess I didn’t do a very good job with this chapter 😅 It was really for dramatic effect more than anything else, since the theme of Clara’s post fits Tobi as well.

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      • kaffepigen says:

        Ah hehe 😛 yeah it kinda makes sense. No actually you did a great job with this. It was like seeing a clip in a movie with pictures moving by, if you get what i mean 😉

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  8. Jes2G says:

    Psssh, girl please. You’re such a child LOL. We both know what we know! 😛

    In this situation, she and her brother are different sides of the same coin. They’re both trying to justify their secrets. He’s trying to make himself believe he’s not doing anything wrong while she’s trying to make herself believe that she has a good reason for keeping secrets. These people… smh

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  9. Spottydog714 says:

    This chapter has made me like Clara a little less, if you don’t mind me saying. Call me a goody-two-shoes, but unless you’re keeping your secret because if you tell, someone will die or its harmless like a birthday present, then fine. But if you’re feeling guilty about it, then it generally means its a bad thing, Secrets destroy trust. Secrets hurt. Secrets make it impossible to pick up the pieces.

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  10. Simslover163 says:

    Thank you, Clara, for the words of wisdom. NOT. Sorry, girl. I have to say that secrets can hurt relationships and destroy trust. It’s useless to keep secrets from everyone because eventually, they’ll be revealed and you’ll be busted.

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  11. fabtiffsim says:

    So sassy. And so many great geeky references haha I loved this! You don’t have to listen to anybody Clara! You’re not even real you’re a sim! The drama is purely for fun and this chapter is nailing it

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  12. azzywoods says:

    I love this. I like all the references a LOT, they’re pretty funny. But Clara…don’t be mad at your niece, she’s just looking out for you…

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I’m glad you liked Clara’s geekiness hehe this one was very fun to write! And Clara… Yeah. She’s being her usual self right now. *sigh*


  13. NessyRosy says:

    I loved this so much – all the great referencing XD I think what she’d love is one of those mind zapping things from Men in Black LOL! Can you imagine what she’d get up to with one of those? 😛

    I do have to add though that she seems to be in as much denial about her situation as Tobi is. It sounds a lot like she’s trying to convince herself that she’s keeping Julian a secret for a very good reason, but I don’t see it ending well 😉

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Rule #1 of being a character in my stories: Things never end well 😉

      And yes, I think Clara would love a mind zapper! Hahahaha and she is SO in denial. She and her brother are very much alike… :-/

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      • NessyRosy says:

        Haha! That is so true…but only for some. They may have a rocky road along the way, but charcters like Alex do find a happy ending XD 😉 😛

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  14. Love this chapter!! The interspersed pictures were perfect. And I was totally geeking out with each line. I loved the Harry Potter references, no mispelling that jackass Peter Pettigrew’s name, lol.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha I’m glad you liked this one! It was super fun to write. Clara’s geek trait was shining through loud and clear this time 😛

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  15. blamsart says:

    If I hadn’t watched/caught up on those TV shows/movies I would’ve been very pissed at Clara for randomnly dropping those spoilers T^T
    I really love Clara’s little journals and all the subtext 😀

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  16. theplumbob says:

    Oh yeah, Clara and tobi could pretty much just pat each other on the back for their denial skills haha.

    Also, so many old pop-culture spoilers in this post! 😀 Frollo or fritto made me laugh so hard haha!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Yeah those siblings have a lot in common right now 😉

      And I’m glad you enjoyed the pop culture references! I must admit, I made myself laugh when I wrote “frito” hahaha


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  18. CitizenErased14 says:

    I know, isn’t she the best? 😉 Hahahaha I do adore her.


    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha Doctor Who and Harry Potter are Clara’s two favorites 😀 (I’m not a huge Whovian myself, but my brother and boyfriend both are so I’ve seen a lot, and do enjoy it!)


  19. theceltygirly says:

    I love all of the nerd references!!! Her blog is my favorite ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  20. skcaga6 says:

    Snitches get stitches. Cheaters get beaters. Keep your pants zipped. BOTH OF YOU!!

    Liked by 1 person

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