4.42: Feel It

Note: A few steamy screenshots in this one, though as usual, nothing explicit and no actual nudity.

I can’t believe the semester’s over already. Where did the time go?

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I feel like so much has changed since the summer… And not just for me. For my siblings and Clara too.

I mean, Clara got engaged, got pregnant, nearly broke up with Florian, and made up with him, all within the past four months.

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Gus found the courage to come out, became friends with Emma again, got elected to student council, and just had his 16th birthday last week.

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Luc traveled all over Europe, played concerts in front of sold-out crowds, and met a girl who sounds like she could be the love of his life.

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And me? Well… I think I might have found the love of mine, too.

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These past few months have definitely been a rollercoaster for all of us… But we made it through.

And in just two days, Clara and I will be back home in Windenburg for our Christmas break.

I really can’t wait to see my family again, especially Luc. He should be getting back just a day or two after Clara and I get home. And it’ll be awesome to see Onkel Stefan and his family again, and grandpa Josh too… They’re all visiting this year for our Christmas party.

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It’s so funny, when I was a kid, I always hated how crowded our house is at Christmastime. There were so many grownups and all this boring conversation and no one to talk to but Luc and Clara (who were both in the height of their “let’s make Joce’s life miserable” phase).

But now, I look forward to it every year. I love seeing all my family again, and this year will be especially fun, since we’ll all finally get to meet Luc’s new girlfriend too.

I just wish going home didn’t mean having to leave Mark behind.

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He’s working all day tomorrow, so today will probably be the last time we see each other before I leave for home. We’re meeting up at the park in a little while – there’s been a rare December heatwave around here, and we want to drink up the last of the sun and warmth while we can.

And I want to drink up the last of him while I can too.

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It will be weeks before I see him again. The thought alone is enough to make me want to cry… How the hell did Clara last months without Florian?

It’s been just over a month since the day we finally got together. And it’s been the greatest month of my entire life. I love him more than I’ve ever loved anything…

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And I think I’m finally ready. My heart already belongs to him. And I want to give him the rest of me, too.

We’ve been taking things so slow, and he’s been such a gentleman about everything… But it’s time. It just feels right.

With Elliot, it never did. But with Mark, I just know.

I can feel it.

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90 thoughts on “4.42: Feel It

  1. HA! Clara really did make the cake. 😉
    So, this chapter tears me apart. On one hand, I’m extremely happy for Jocelyn and want to rejoice with her…and I am! I really do enjoy seeing them together despite the reservations I have about them. Speaking of those reservations, on the other hand, this chapter made me extremely nervous about the future of this ship. I can’t really explain why. I’ll still be over here…oh oh oh here… 😛

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    1. That cake was well-deserved 😉 Hehehehe

      I am amused by your conflicted feelings, but I get it too — I’m not always the most trustworthy author haha. Glad you’re enjoying the cuteness regardless right now from shore 😉

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  2. I totally was thinking of you the whole time I screenshotted this LMAO

    Yes, it was definitely amazing 😉 One plus of the age difference is Mark’s experience hahaha I assure you he treated our girl quite well 😛 Hahaha

    But yeah, not going home for Christmas… They just aren’t ready for her family to know yet. Eventually though… Haha 🙂

    So glad you enjoyed this one so much! I had a feeling you would 😉

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  3. For some reason, the sex has set off alarm bells in my brain. There is more to this than meets the eye… And don’t try and say you’re innocent, because I know the rest gen 4 cannot be all sun -and-rainbows – we’re not even half-way through!

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  4. Oh Clara! Well now Mark isn’t just Jocelyn’s first love he’s also her first time. Gotta love memories they help you through the good times and the bad. I’m actually glad Mark didn’t come for Christmas break. if he did Marklyne would steal all the attention from Luzel and Joce knows her brother hasn’t been this happy in a long time so she’ll let him have the spot light for now. Also its only been a month they still have to enjoy being Marklyne before they become Marklyne after The Rosebrooks trials to get that stamp of approval. I mean it sounds like everyone is going to be there. She’ll have enough problems trying to convince her parents, why would she want to take on the opinions of the Rosebrook Clan. I know not everyone involved has the last name Rosebrook but its easier for me just to call it that.

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    1. Haha don’t worry, I call them all the Rosebrooks too 😛 I think you’re right about Christmas — this is a time for Luc to introduce Hazel to the rest of the family, and if Joce showed up with Mark, well… It would definitely be a distraction haha and I don’t think they’re ready to tell her family anyway. So it’s for the best that he won’t be there, I think!

      And yes, this was very special for Joce 🙂


    1. Hahaha yes, definitely real love! ^_^ But it’s probably for the best that Mark doesn’t go home with Jocelyne. They aren’t quite ready to go “public” with their relationship yet 🙂

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  5. I’m going to enjoy this as long as it lasts. I’m curious how Joce’s parents will find out about Mark. Is she going to tell them during Christmas or will they find out from someone else (for more drama)? The only thing I’m afraid of is the fact that Mark is going to die of old age too soon and it will cause Joce (and her kids?) lots of grief. He’s too handsome to leave this story early.

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    1. Well, I can’t answer about how they’ll find out or when. But I promise they will find out eventually. No way can this be a secret forever!

      And yeah, the age difference definitely means Joce will likely outlive him 😦 An unfortunate side-effect!


  6. I thought you said no actual nudity? 😛 well it was definitely some steamy pictures. Congratulations to Joce for finally taking that step. It must feel good to know that your first was with someone that you love. I wish my boyfriend was the only guy i’d ever been with. That would be so romantic. Aww…

    I can’t get enough of Marklyne. Those two are so adorable! Will we possibly get another Mark pov chapter some time soon?

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    1. Hahaha well I meant you don’t see any butts or boobs or crotch regions 😛 Nothing they wouldn’t show on TV hehe

      Yes, this is so nice and romantic for Joce 🙂 This was really special and meant a lot to her!

      We will have another Mark POV eventually, but not very soon. Sorry! Haha Glad you enjoyed this and are a fan of this couple ^_^

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  7. Miss Jones wasn’t the only one who used the magic of rewind! 😊 Mark is such a gentleman. He wanted to be sure she was ready. I like him without glasses. He should get contacts or lasik surgery. 😛

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    1. LOL! I will recommend contacts to Mark for you 😉

      And yes, he’s a total gentleman! He knew it was gonna be her first time and he wanted her to be totally sure. ❤


    1. Hahaha also true! Mark must have some family to spend time with as well haha plus the whole “I’m dating a guy twice my age” isn’t exactly the best convo to bring up at Christmas dinner XD They will tell her family in time 😛


    2. Haha the first time my boyfriend spent Christmas with my family was after almost 3 years of dating, and that was only because his own family was travelling at the time. So to me it seemed perfectly natural that they’d both be with their respective families 🙂

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    1. LMAO if only the cc existed… It totally would have 😉

      Hopefully no pregnancies result from this lmao I can definitely assure you that Mark wrapped it up. He knows better haha

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    1. Hehehe this comment made me smile. I adore this chapter, I must say haha and screenshotting it was so fun! I am totally onboard the Marklyne haha

      Joce finally earned that cake! 😉

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  8. Ohhhhhh…girl you earned that cake! *steals a slice* If Mark isn’t meeting her family, then what’s Christmas about? Luzel? Auggy and Tobi? (Let it not be about) Clarian? Maybe Clara lets something slip by mistake and everyone finds out? Hmmmmm…*anticipates Thurs and Sat while eating stolen slice of cake*

    Great one Citizen!

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    1. Joce would appreciate it if you didn’t steal her cake. She worked hard for that 😉 Hehehe

      As for Christmas… You’ll see! Part of it is a little fluffy/not full of plot, part has a touch of drama 🙂 And there were 25 sim’s in the household when j screenshotted it!!! those chapters are two I’m really looking forward to sharing! ^_^


      1. 25 freaking people…I’m working on my own legacy, have written 5 chapters, planned three generations…but I cannot screenshot for the life of me. A conversation/argument between THREE characters was difficult for me. You must be some sort of screenshotting wizard.

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        1. Hahahaha well you never see all 25 at once! They are spread out between the kitchen, living room, study, music room, and front entryway of the Rosebrook house haha is usually maybe 5 in a shot at a time 🙂 you’ll see on Thursday! 😀


  9. I have no idea haha I downloaded his living room from the gallery and when I saw the gnome I thought it was funny and left it 😛 and lol I love you and your re-reads!!!

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    1. Hahaha yup, she earned her cake at last 😉 And I’m glad you love them together so much!

      And as for the happy-bubble, well… You may have a point. There’s a chance the bubble is flying toward a thicket of thorns LMAO Fly with caution!

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      1. I know, I know, I mean you’re the author after all, of course they’re not sailing off into the sunset, she’s the heir! *glares at you with intense love/hate*

        Seriously though, I’m so tickled that cake is what she gets for finally taking this step, especially in light of cake’s new use as a euphemism in pop culture.

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    1. Hehehehe glad you liked the cake 😉 And yes, things are going quite well right now, aren’t they? 😀 It’s a nice change from the usual in this story… LMAO

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  10. Clara is the best aunt ever! And this time, she knew that Joce deserved the cake. (She probably knows they’re going to be apart for weeks and remember how she and Florian were). Hopefully, as others have said, there isn’t a repeat pregnancy performance about to occur here – it is kind of a parallel situation. And nothing is infallible…

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    1. Hahaha it’s true, nothing is infallible… But hopefully this time it was okay? Hehehehe

      And yes, Clara had a feeling 😉 Especially when Joce didn’t come home the night before… 😛

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  11. I’m torn as to how Joce is going to have her heart broken.

    Option one, she is knocked up but Mark dies before the baby is born. Joce is a single parent, but at least has a part of him in their child.

    Option two: Mark just dies over Christmas break. No baby. No touching last moments. No even telling her family she’s in love. Just the heartbreak of true love killed by an early hoarfrost. The worst part is the glossing over; “Oh, you weren’t seeing him that long. It’s not like you lost a husband/child”. You know, just the man who would have been her husband and all the children they could have had.

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    1. I love that your mind is going to horrible places and assuming Mark is going to die LMAO. I have ruined you with my love of drama, haven’t I? 😛 You’ll always expect the worst! XD


  12. Oh the cake! Finally! LOL 😉

    I love reading the comments and seeing people go, “Oh, welp. They’ve had sex, it’s all going downhill from here.” See what you’ve turned us into?

    Awww! This whole chapter made me smile. 🙂

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    1. Hahaha she did! And I’m glad you like Marklyne more now 🙂 Mark is a true gentleman. He really really wanted to be sure she was ready for it 🙂


    1. Yayyyyy! I’m so glad you caught up 😀 It means a lot that you took the time to do this giant binge hahahaha. ❤ And you don't have to wait too long for a new chapter — I still update four times a week 😀

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  13. This chapter was amazing. There is so much to be happy about right now within their family. I’m sure something will happen soon, but I shall bask in the happiness at the moment 😀

    Haha! Clara and the cake had me laughing out loud, literally! XD Congrats Joce 😉

    I love how you are able to convey so much with just pictures. You’re so creative Citizen 🙂 I look forward to the Christmas party, I wonder if Joce will say anything or if Mark and her want to do it together? Hmm…

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    1. Haha yes, enjoy the happiness! Joce certainly is 😉 Glad you enjoyed the cake and the wordless section! I positively love doing wordless chapters/sections of chapters. Thank you!


  14. I’m glad her cake 🎂 was with Mark haha (oh Clara) . Her first love and woo hoo, absolutely perfect. Yeah I think bringing him home for the holidays would have been a bit much with everything else going on. Not that she should take a backseat or anything but it just seems right to wait to introduce Mark to the family. Beautiful chapter, I love the screenshots. Oh and the look on Joce’s face while on the couch makes me wonder if she taught Mark a new move or two lmao.

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    1. Omg that last comment! 😂 ha!

      Yes, it was a very special night for Joce 😉 I’m happy for her!

      But yeah… bringing Mark home for the holidays definitely would have been a bit much! Especially explaining that age difference…


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