Interlude: Anywhere

Note: This chapter has one steamier-than-usual screenshot, but nothing explicit.


Lucas blinked several times against the bright morning light as it trickled in through the hotel room window. He sighed softly and rolled onto his side, staring at the empty bed beside him.

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She’s gone. He realized as his mind slowly awoke from its morning fog. Of course she is.

None of them ever stayed. They hadn’t for a long time. And it was better that way… Wasn’t it? Lucas asked himself as he lifted himself from the bed and reached down to retrieve his clothes from the floor.

Still, he’d foolishly hoped this time would be different. She wasn’t like the other girls. Not by a longshot. From the moment Lucas set his eyes on her, he knew…

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Hazel. A small smile came to his lips as he remembered her name. Lucas waded through the thick mud of drunken memories that cluttered his mind, clinging desperately to any detail, any moment he could.

The way she smiled.

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The way she laughed.

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The way she tasted.

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The way she –

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“Huh?” Lucas let his t-shirt drop to the floor as he whipped his head around to face the bathroom door.

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Someone had turned the shower off. How had he failed to notice it was on when he’d woken up?

Lucas walked around the edge of the bed, glancing down at the floor. And sure enough, there it was – a small pile of clothes that were not his.

She’s still here. He realized as the muffled sound of the hotel blow dryer reached his ears.

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Despite his earlier hopes, the thought sent a wave of terror through him. It had been literally years since he’d actually come face-to-face with one of his one-night stands the next morning. What the hell was he supposed to say to her? “Thanks, that was fun!” “Damn, you sure know how to work that tongue, don’t you?” “Well, there’s the door. Bye!” Yeah, I don’t think so.

As his panicked mind raced through various possibilities, he heard the sound of the bathroom door opening.

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Lucas’ breath caught in his throat at the sight of her. Jesus. She’s perfect.

“Oh, I hope I didn’t wake you!” She smiled sweetly at him as she approached the crumpled pile of clothes beside the bed.

Lucas shook his head, his eyes drinking in every inch of her as she let the towel drop to the floor and began digging through her discarded clothing. “No, you’re fine.” So damn fine. Holy shit.

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“Do you wanna go grab some breakfast or something?” Hazel suggested as she began getting dressed. “I’m starving.

Lucas hesitated. Breakfast? Together? The thought both excited and terrified him. He was supposed to be done with relationships, wasn’t he? Done with dating. Surely this crossed some sort of line, didn’t it?

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I’ll just tell her I can’t go. “Look, last night was great and all, but I really don’t want to give you the wrong idea.” Yeah. That sounds good. Just do it! He took a deep breath, and at last opened his mouth to speak.

“Sure! I think a saw a little coffee shop around the corner that might be good.”

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Just do it… Stop looking at it and DO it. A small voice in the back of Lucas’ mind scolded him as he continued staring at Hazel’s soft white hand. What would she say, he wondered, if he reached out and took it? He glanced sideways at her, watching the way the morning light danced across her smiling face.

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With trembling fingers, he reached toward her. Closer… Closer… Almost…

“E-excuse me?!”

Lucas stopped in his tracks at the sound of an excited, high-pitched voice from behind him. Hazel had stopped as well, her hands now far out of reach as she turned around to face the person who’d addressed them. With a small sigh, Lucas did the same.

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“I’m so sorry to bother you, Mr. Rosebrook.” A girl of about sixteen or seventeen stood before them, shaking like a leaf. “B-but could I please trouble you for a moment of your time?” The way she spoke was so overly formal, Lucas almost had to laugh.

But instead, he just smiled. “Of course.”

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She gushed to him for a good two or three minutes about how incredible the concert had been the night before, and how she’d paid all that money for a ticket just to see them – the opening act. “I didn’t even stay for the whole show.” She confessed. Lucas was genuinely surprised… And strangely moved as well.

“I just had to see you guys live.” The girl continued. “And it was so worth it. I was right in the front. Did you see me? I had a green t-shirt on?”

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In all honesty, Lucas couldn’t see shit when he was under the bright lights of the stage. But he wasn’t about to tell her that. “Oh yeah, I remember!” He beamed at her. “You were really rocking out, weren’t you?” Lucas added with a laugh, hoping she’d fall for it.

The teen just giggled excitedly in reply.

After signing an autograph, taking two selfies, and letting her scribble a note that he promised to give to Florian (“He’s my real favorite… No offense, Mr. Rosebrook!”), Lucas smiled as the girl apologized profusely for interrupting him, thanked him about three more times, and finally skipped off down the road until she was out of sight.

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“Ah!” Hazel suddenly cried out in pain and reached up, cupping the side of her mouth gently.

“Are you okay?” Lucas asked nervously, allowing himself to return to reality after his encounter with the fan. “What’s wrong?”

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The young woman shook her head. “It’s nothing, I just… I think I have a toothache… That was just so goddamn sweet.” She doubled over in laughter then, dropping the act instantly. “Ahhh it was so adorable! ‘Mr. Rosebrook’… HA!”

Lucas rolled his eyes, but couldn’t hide his own smile. “Oh, shut up. It made her happy…” He shrugged.

Hazel’s laughter finally began to subside. “I know.” She said, her voice now more serious than before. “You were so patient with her. I know I’m giving you a hard time, but… It really was pretty awesome of you.”

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“And, y’know, you’re probably gonna hate me for this… But last night, I seriously didn’t even believe you were in a band.”

Lucas had a hard time hiding his surprise. “What?! You mean you were serious when you said you’d never heard of us? But… I just thought you were playing hard to get or something!”

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“Yeah, and I thought you were lying to try to get me in bed with you… Not that you needed to.” She added with a wink.

“Well… You must have recognized the name ‘Rosebrook’.” Lucas insisted.


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“Tobias Rosebrook? Retired football star? Helped Germany win the World Cup four years ago?” He tried, citing one of his father’s greatest achievements – ending his career with his first and only World Cup win.

The girl just stared blankly at him.

“Alexander Rosebrook? World-renowned journalist? Author of Dust to Dust?”

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Hazel shrugged. “I guess the title sounds kinda familiar… I think my Papa might have read it once? And maybe I saw the movie when I was a kid…? But it doesn’t really mean much to me, sorry.”

“So you seriously had no idea who I was when you left the club with me last night?”

She shook her head.

Lucas could hardly believe it. He couldn’t even remember the last time he’d gotten a girl in bed with him without at least name dropping his father or great-grandfather.

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Hazel stepped closer to him, smiling. “You were fun, you were sexy, and you were interesting.” She shrugged slightly. “That’s good enough for me.” The young woman gave him a small wink. “Now let’s go! I’m still starving, you know!” With a laugh she turned away from him and skipped down the sidewalk.

Lucas followed behind her eagerly.

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“Wow…” Lucas shook his head in amazement as he mentally ran through the list of cities Hazel had just rattled off to him. “All in less than a year?!”

She nodded, taking another spoonful of the ice cream she’d ordered. “I’m hoping to hit a few more before I head back home. I haven’t really decided what I’ll do when I get there though… I like keeping my options open.”

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“That’s… amazing.” He said seriously. YOU’RE amazing. He wanted to say. “I’ve heard about people backpacking around and stuff, but I think you’re the first person I’ve met who’s actually done it.”

“Still doing it.” Hazel corrected him, smirking playfully. “And you sound like you’re doing some pretty amazing things yourself, mister.” She said. “I mean, all the travel you’ve done in just a few months… It’s crazy! And being in a band sounds so fucking cool. Seriously.”

“Oh, it is.” An almost dreamy smile came to Lucas’ lips as he spoke. “Being up on that stage, hearing the roar of the crowd… It’s the best feeling in the world. And getting to see so many places and meet all these new people… God, it’s the best. It really is.”

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He glanced over at Hazel, his eyes locking with hers. For a moment, he found himself lost in her gaze.

“I love hearing you talk like this… Don’t stop!” She laughed brightly, and the sound sent a flurry of butterflies dancing through his stomach.

“Well, I guess I’d really love to do our own tour one day.” He continued, never taking his eyes from hers. “As the real headliners, y’know? Not just an opener. That’d be when I really feel like we’ve made it… Know what I mean?”

“You mean you haven’t ‘made it’ yet?”

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He shook his head. “I mean sure, some days it feels like that, but… Other days, I just wonder what my parents think of this whole thing. It’s not like I have that much to show for it… I kinda wonder if they compare me to my Schwester… My twin.” Lucas explained. “She’s always been the ‘smart one’. She’s always had the best grades, and she’s getting a Master’s degree in a few months…” He shrugged his broad shoulders, a feeling of slight embarrassment rising within him. “I just wonder if maybe my family wishes I was smart too, instead of being… Whatever this is.” He couldn’t help but laugh as he threw his arms wide.

For the first time he could remember, Hazel was no longer smiling. “But Lucas, you are smart.” She said seriously. “I don’t know who the Hell ever said you aren’t, but don’t listen to them.”

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Lucas shook his head. “That’s really sweet of you to say, but… You don’t know me, Hazel.”

To his surprise, the girl rose to her feet. “Oh yeah? Well I know that you were bragging to me last night about all the songs you’d written for your band. I know that you were bitching on the walk here about not having a guitar tech and having to set up everything yourself. I know that you play well enough that terrified teenage girls will stop you on the street just to get your autograph.”

“And your point is…?”

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“I could never write a song.” Hazel continued. “And I’m sure your Schwester can’t either. I can’t tune a guitar or set up a speaker. And I don’t know anyone but you who can play an instrument well enough to be in a band. Let alone one with actual fans!” She cried. “The shit you do is AMAZING, Lucas. I bet most people would kill for half the brain you have. So don’t tell me you’re not smart, okay? Because you are.”

Lucas just stared at her for a long time. No one had ever told him he was smart before… Or at least, not the way she just had. Creative, yes. Talented, sure. But smart? For the first time in his life, he actually believed he could be. Hazel’s words sent a warmth rushing through him unlike anything he’d felt before.

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“You’re amazing.” He said at last, rising to his feet as well. “You know that?”

Hazel planted a soft kiss on his cheek. “See?” She teased. “Smart.”

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“I really wish you could stay.” Hazel’s voice was barely above a whisper. “Just a little longer.”

“I know.” Lucas agreed. “Today was… Well, it was probably one of the best days of my life.” He confessed. “Maybe the best.”

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Though he had known her for less than twenty four hours, Lucas was already certain that Hazel was the most incredible person he’d ever met in his life. She saw the world in a way he never could. She was so deep and thoughtful, but she never took herself too seriously.

She wasn’t afraid to jump in a fountain with all her clothes on, or take a chance running through the crosswalk when the little man was already blinking red. She ate ice cream for breakfast without giving a damn what anyone else thought of her. She listened – really listened – whenever he talked. She cared about what he had to say. She asked interesting questions. She told the most amazing stories about her life on the road, but still spoke so fondly of the friends and family she’d left behind at home.

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And she was beautiful – the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen. And one of the most skilled lovers he’d ever been with, too… Last night had not been enough. They’d snuck away together many times during their adventure throughout the city. And each time was even better than the last.

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And yet now here they were, standing on the dark sidewalk outside his hotel. Somewhere inside, Lucas knew, his bandmates were packing up and getting ready to head to the airport – their flight left in less than three hours.

“Well, you have my number, right?” Hazel’s sweet voice called him back to the present. “Maybe we can keep in touch?”

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“Y-yeah. Definitely.” But would they really? Lucas was too afraid to even consider the answer.

“Thank you, Lucas.” She said seriously. “For everything.” There were tears sparkling in her eyes as she planted a soft kiss against his lips.

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Lucas couldn’t even find the words to speak. She pulled away from him then, gave him one last smile, and then turned to head back down the sidewalk.

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She’d almost made it to the bend in the road before Lucas finally made up his mind.

“Hazel, wait!”

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She turned around, wiping a few stray tears from her eyes as she did so. “Lucas? What are you –”

“Come with me.” He said breathlessly.


“Come with me.” He repeated, reaching forward and holding both of her hands in his. “I’ll pay for your flight, your hotel, anything. We can even hire you to work backstage, if you want. Just… please. Don’t let me leave without you.”

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It seemed to take her a moment to find her voice. “Are you serious?”

“Maybe more serious than I’ve ever been about anything. I know this is crazy… And I know we just met, but… I feel like I’ve known you my whole life. God, that sounds like some horrible line from a chick flick, doesn’t it?” Lucas laughed.

Hazel giggled. “Maybe we’re in one?” She suggested, shrugging. “I mean, this whole ‘love at first sight’ thing is supposed to be one of those cheesy movie clichés, right? I never thought it was real, until now…”

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Lucas’ heart practically skipped a beat. Did she say… love?! “So… So is that a yes?” He asked softly. “You’ll come with me?”

Hazel reached forward and ran her smooth hand gently down his cheek. “Are you kidding? I’d go anywhere with you.”

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Shoutout to XSimMimX for letting me give her gorgeous sim Hazel a bit of a makeover and use her as Lucas’ love interest! 😀


82 thoughts on “Interlude: Anywhere

  1. Ohhhh my! yes! they look sooooooooooo cute together! ( let me just get a little off the character, okay?) I just wonder how cute will be when they are old going into the world together! Possibly no kids, thought, and they just love each othere, Awwww!Loved all the photos of they! And before It was show that she was alrdey here, I was thinking: ”If you lvoed her, why didn’t you askd here, dumb, dumb?” Yayyy!I Ship them! and is interresting to see that she like him because he is…him! Not because he is famous. ( back to character, don’t expect me to fangirl so many times…)

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    1. Hahahahaha I loved your fangirling! 😛 They are so adorable together. I ship them so hard too haha so I’m glad you do as well! Your comment totally gave me a smile. Thank you! 😀

      Look forward to seeing if I make you break character again sometime 😉


    1. Hehehehe Luzel is my fave ship name for them! I’m glad you like them together ^_^ Hopefully their relationship will be relatively drama-free? (Lucas has a higher chance since he is a more minor character! So maybe there’s hope? :P)

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  2. Aww this was so sweet. It reminded me of the film Before Sunrise, until he asked her to come with, woo! It makes perfect sense, since she’s travelling the world anyway 🙂

    Also, it was really nice to see this side of Lucas. He’s such a softie underneath the whole womanizer act ❤

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    1. Yes, Lucas has always been a romantic at heart. He just has been hurt a lot so wasn’t actively looking for love, until it found him 😉 (see? This really is like a cheesy movie :P)

      I’ve never seen that movie, but now I’m intrigued haha thankfully Lucas stopped her though! No way was he leaving her that easily 🙂


  3. Omg this was possibly one of the best updates ever!

    They are so perfect together. She makes him realuze he’s smart, he can FEEL smart around her. He truly is talented. Everything she said about him was true.

    I’m so happy he’s finally found someone. Maybe this is the one…? Could it be…? Will it be…?

    Shipping #Haycas

    I can’t wait to read what kind of mayhem the two of them will get up to next. They are seriously perfect and I already love them 💗

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    1. I’m so glad you loved this one! It’s one of my personal favorites too ^_^ Hazel most definitely helps him see what a great and talented person he is. She brings out the best!

      They are definitely gonna have some fun together for sure 😀 Life on the road is what they both love 🙂

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    1. Aren’t they so stinkin’ cute? I really do adore them, and I’m so glad I could give Lucas some happiness! He’s such a minor character, but even small characters deserve some love 😛

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  4. Luzel I was thinking that name the moment he said Hazel. An adventurous type with a side of goody goody. I approve. And my God if it turn out she can sing. I caught that she said she can’t play instruments. She traveled around she’s learned a few sings that might highlight her voice. Not that that’s where this was going but I didn’t say much about his band mates when they were introduced as @zzholes. Anyway I feel there’s going to be beef with the band. I mean not Florian but maybe the other two. Also I found it so hilarious when the fan called him Mr. Rosebrook. That must have made him feel so old. Also it’s a good thing she’s not that up to date on his family’s status that would have been a red flag. But no Hazel loves Lucas for him and him alone and you better not change. Pleeeeeeaaaassssseeee! Also now that he’s on cloud nine that’s one less moppy member in the household I hope Gus or Clara is next #Luzel for fave coulpe. Sorry Clarian you’ll get your spot back went you get it together. And as for Marklyne you have to actually start first!

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    1. Hahaha it would be awesome if she could sing, huh? A chance to replace at least one of the assholes! But we’ll see.

      Glad you enjoyed this one so much! 🙂 Hazel was honest about knowing nothing about the Rosebrooks for sure, like you said, she really just loves him for him! ^_^

      And how awesome that they’re your new favorite! I am quite partial to them as well 😉 Too cute! Thanks for reading 🙂


  5. When I saw the fan with her back turned, I thought it was Cassandra Goth. Then I realized that she had brown hair. When she showed her face, I thought it was your Simself!!

    I love Luc and Hazel together! #TeamLuzel4lyfe!

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  6. YES YES YES! I’m so excited and shipping this all the way to the moon, I can’t even tell you. I love her, she’s amazing and gorgeous and Lucas is sweet and oh my gosh this is too cute to handle ❤
    Definitely my new favorite couple of the entire legacy!

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    1. Hahahaha I am so glad you love them! I adore them as well. We won’t get to see too much of them (since Lucas isn’t exactly a main character) so I tried my hardest to make this chapter as good as possible so everyone gets their fill of cute Luzel-ness 😉

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    1. Hahaha I think “Luzel” won for these two 😉 I love the enthusiastic response they’ve been getting! We will see more of them, but not a whole whole lot since Lucas isn’t exactly a main character. But I tried very hard to make this one extra good to give everyone their fill of Luzel 😀

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  8. Wow Wow Wow Wow WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!

    This seriously brought a tiny prick of tears to my eyes, and not even actual romantic comedies make me smile. Seriously great chapter. Look at Lucas. And Hazel! I’ve had dates like that, that just last all day, and you’re sure you’re in love by the end. Oh, to be young and in love, lol. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  9. No, no, no. This isn’t good! Florian and Clara. Joce and Mark. Lucas and Hazel. Those are all my ships and it’s not possible for them to all sail or be happy. But Lucas and Hazel are just so cute! 😍 I can’t believe something bad will have to happen to them or one of them won’t set sail… Although I’m trying to develop a few theories on what could happen…

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    1. Hahahaha you have some healthy fear about your beloved ships… I mean, it IS me writing, after all… 😛 Hehehehe I’m teasing 😉

      Glad you’re such a fan of Lucas and Hazel! I really loved writing this chapter and giving Luc some happiness!

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  10. Haha loved the Luc booty 😛 *fangirling*

    I’m loving Hazel already. She seems like someone who may just be able to change Lucas’ mind on the no relationship deal…I think someone’s fallen in love already 😀

    I love that she didn’t know his family name or that he’s in a band – I think that was a good wake up call for Luc too 😀

    I agree with Hazel, Luc was so kind to the young girl (I loved that she even mentioned Florian being her fav XD ). Luc really is a great guy ❤ ALSO, since I just found out that she was a younger version of your simself, does that mean Florian is your fav too 😉

    You tell him how it is Hazel! Luc, you are smart! Everyone is good at different things and your family are very happy and proud of you too!

    I absolutley adore all the screenshots you added, it really made the whole chapter feel so amazing ❤

    YAY! She's going with him! I really hope they end up together in the end, a happy and loving couple. Luc deserves it and they look amazing together 🙂 I can't believe how quickly you made me love this girl. I was literally crying with happiness at times and was feeling how Luc felt at times. Great writing! ❤

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    1. I’m so glad you loved this chapter so much! I loved writing it — it’s a personal favorite of mine, I think! Hazel and Lucas really are meant to be… Soulmates! 🙂

      Yes that was my simself hehe but I love both Lucas AND Florian hehe I don’t play favorites 😉 Hazel really loves Lucas for who he is (not his name) and recognizes that he is smart and special 🙂

      I loved giving them the little fairytale ending of her going with him 🙂 They are gonna have a lot of fun together 😉 So glad you loved this one! Thanks for reading ^_^


  11. “Crossing streets while the little man us blinking red”… great line. Though if that’s his definition of being a free spirit, I hope the Watcher never sends him to NYC. He’d fall in love every block.

    Seriously though, great chapter.

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    1. Hahahaha yes, he’d go for those free-spirited New York ladies really quickly, huh? LOL I was having a hard time coming up with random stuff for him to be amazed by with Hazel 😂

      I’m glad you enjoyed this chapter! I loved writing it ^_^


    1. She’s so beautiful, I love having her! ^_^ I know she looks quite different with the different hair/makeup (and without your cc haha) but she is still so beautiful. ^_^

      And she goes so well with my Lucas! Thank you for offering her to me so long ago! Now she’s finally in the story 😀


      1. I think she looks even better than she did in my game. I don’t have the last two stuff packs, and that hair fits her so well! I think I’ll have to buy Backyard stuff now that I’ve seen how great that hair looks 😛

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    1. Yes, happy times for Lucas! 😀 And as for touching the ship… I make no promises 😉 But I’d say it’s safe to board right now? 😛 hehehehehe


  12. Ooh that song is perfect for Lucas right now! And omg “orgy champ” it’s awful how accurate that is 😂 He’s always wanted love, but was so done with heartbreak… But he finally is complete. Though I’m sure part of him will miss the more wild days 😉 hehe but he really loves her. A fairytale romance!


  13. Truly adorable these two!!! Hahaha. Looks like he’s really found someone to break through that jaded rocker soul. Just imagine the songs he’ll write NOW!?

    And does that little day montage have a song to go with it? It reminded me of those song interludes in a romantic comedy.

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  14. She’s cute and they seem so adorable!!! Aww it looks like he’s finally found someone. No more needing to traumatize me Mr. Lucas DX

    Also, now I think I know where the red haired boy in the banner comes from!

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    1. Lucas and Hazel are such a sweet couple. I loved writing this chapter so much! I still remember it fondly ^_^

      Keep reading and eventually you’ll know who EVERYONE in the banner is 😛


    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this chapter! It felt like I was writing a scene out of a cheesy romance movie… but I loved every minute of it 😉 Glad you did too!


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