5.37: Find His Way

Well, I guess it’s like I said before – time just seems to be slipping by so quickly these days.

It feels like one minute we were back at the end of May, celebrating Mark’s birthday. Now July’s almost over, and we’re celebrating Zayne’s.

My little boy’s twenty-four years old now. Can you believe it?

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Just like every year, I ended up thinking a lot about Luc and Hazel. My heart just breaks knowing they aren’t here to see the incredible young man he’s grown into. He’s certainly had his up and downs over the years, but he’s such a hard worker and such a kind soul. Stubborn, sure… And with a few hints of Oma’s famous temper every now and then. But he’s such a genuinely good person. And I’m just so proud of him. I know they would be too.

And he really seems to be doing well lately – which is a nice change compared to what we’ve been seeing.

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Zayne’s been stuck in something of a ‘slump’, I guess. We’ve all been a little worried. I think a lot of it has to do with his career. He works so hard at his job, but I think he’s getting bored with it or something… Just the way he’s been talking about it lately. But if any of us tries to suggest a change, he won’t listen.

Mark says he’ll figure it out, and that we can’t force him to do anything. And I know he’s right. It’s just frustrating to see Zayne having such a hard time.

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But things have been taking a big turn ever since he started talking to Hope. She’s this girl he met about a month or so ago (though Zayne tells us they actually met once before, back when he was a kid). She lives all the way in San Myshuno, he said. Apparently she’s a model… Sounds like every guy’s dream, doesn’t it? Mark and Papa had a lot of fun teasing him about it. But from what Zayne’s told us, she definitely doesn’t sound like what you’d expect a model to be like.

Anyway, she was in Windenburg for business, and they really seemed to hit it off. He’s been talking about her all the time, and I’ve noticed her posting on his Facebook a lot lately. They’re so far apart, but it still feels like they’re inseparable.

Even last night when we had him over for his birthday, he spent half the time on his phone talking to her. It’s very sweet, actually.

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It got maman and Papa doing a lot of reminiscing about the long distance relationship they had back when they were kids… But Zayne keeps laughing it off and saying she’s not his girlfriend.

He’ll go on and on about how funny and smart and gorgeous she is, sure… But the minute one of us tries to ask, he’ll shut us down. “It’s not like that,” he kept saying.

But Papa wasn’t buying it. “Yeah, that’s exactly what I used to say about your Oma,” he said. “And look at us now.”

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I guess we should stop giving him such a hard time about it. Girlfriend or not, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen Zayne so happy. He really needed this, I think.

It’s been almost a year since he broke up with Amy, and it took him months to be able to move past it. Between the breakup and being frustrated with work, I think he was just really lost for a while.

And now, well… maybe Hope will be the one who helps him find his way again.

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Hey guys!

I wanted to take a minute to let you guys know that my friend Trip debuted a new SimLit story today that stars Axel, Remi’s best friend (remember him? Long hair, glasses, played video games with Zayne? 😛 He was Trip’s submission to my casting call) Remi even makes a cameo appearance in the first couple of chapters (There’s even a chance we will see him again in the future 🙂 ) It is off to a great start and I’m really excited about it!

You can check out Trip’s story here: No Stars Over Uptown 😀

Also, I hope you all enjoyed our week of daily updates! 🙂 We are now back to the normal schedule. See you Tuesday with the next chapter!

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43 Responses to 5.37: Find His Way

  1. Trip says:

    I hope Opa Tobi learned from his long-distance mistakes too and gives Zayne ample, intact condoms. Let the love develop naturally instead of kind of having no way out. 😛

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  2. MegiAre says:

    So I know this is just a game, but does Zayne have a trust fund, so to speak? I’d imagine if he did, it could be a decent amount to say…open his own resturaunt?

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      “Just a game”… 😛 It’s so much more than that to me haha so your question is valid 😂 Zayne has an account with a ton of money in it from his parents. He didn’t have access to it until he turned 18, but he is saving most of the money for now/trying to be responsible and careful with it (I already know how he’s going to ultimately spend the money… but Zayne doesn’t 😛 )

      Your restaurant idea is a good one! We will see!

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      • MegiAre says:

        Haha it is, it is!! Terribly sad I didn’t get to spend time with my own legacy family today, but you know, this adulting thing gets in the way sometimes.

        I thought he might, I wasn’t sure if was addressed at the start of this arc, but I figured he would. Ohh I just can’t wait to see where everyone is headed to next!

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  3. witchazard says:

    It always fun to watch family picking at a possible budding romance, but in my experience they better stop poking holes or this ship will sink before it leaves the port! 😜

    Looks like Joce is starting to look her age hehe😝 Not that she didn’t look old just those glasses are just a bold letter saying saying old!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha hopefully no hole-poking will come from the family’s teasing 😛 And hey, poor Joce isn’t old! She’s only 49. She’s just mature 😛

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Zayne and Hope are so cute! Now we just have to hope that Alex or Tony’s next boyfriend isn’t Hope’s father.

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  5. Well I HOPE they see each other soon 😉 I also HOPE Zayne and Hope have caution and don’t start the next generation too early. Finally, I HOPE Zayne finds his calling and gets out of his work funk (work funks suck). I smell a pseudo entrepreneur (or at least i HOPE I do).

    Okay, I’m done. I just couldn’t resist anymore, especially with the family teasing him, too. Sorry, Zayne, but I love puns.

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  6. Colourofmusic says:

    I think Hope is going to be so good for him. They just need to tell each other that they like each other. XD

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  7. Brass Buckles says:

    Looks like Zayne finally has things together. I wonder if he’s irritated with his job because he’s not getting promoted the way he’d prefer to? I remember a few chapters back there was some mention he basically had to beg to just be a line cook. So it sounds like he’s being denied any chance to prove himself the way he might want to.

    Maybe the previous poster is right and Zayne should start his own restaurant. Maybe he could go to cooking school first…

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      There’s a chapter coming where Zayne gives us more details about his issues with his job. I think you’re on the right track though — it’s hard for him to move forward right now. Poor kid.

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  8. DanaColourful says:

    Yay finally caught up! I have no idea how I ended up being so far behind, but bulk-reading these chapters was great!

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  9. CitizenErased14 says:

    😂😂😂 Love this comment! Though we still don’t know for sure who his mystery lady is anyway 😛 Could be hope, but maybe not!

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  10. AA says:

    Hey! I’ve been quietly following this legacy for a while, and I’m a huge fan! Glad to see Zayne is thriving.

    Quick question – do you have everyone’s traits/aspirations/etc. up anywhere? I’ve always been curious, haha!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Oh yay! Thank you so much for reading! It means a lot to me that you are reading and enjoying it ^_^

      As for traits and stuff, I don’t have a place where they’re shared but if you have a character you’re curious about I can answer 😛 Sometimes I end up ignoring one of the rolled traits or really exaggerating another (plus since these characters are supposed to be human instead of sims, they truly have so many more traits than just three!)

      The only character I’m staying a bit secret on is Zayne 🙂 his third trait is important to a future arc and I don’t want to hint at it 😛

      Thank you again! 😀

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  11. SpurklyNinja says:

    Cute. ❤

    Also, mature Joce with the glasses. Very librarian. XD

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  12. lisabeesims says:

    I know I was supposed to be concentrating on Zayne’s story … but I get so sidetracked when I catch even the slightest glimpse of Joce and Mark … sigh … I ship them so much.

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  13. Ah, the benefits of life keeping me from reading each day. Now I get to binge read! I love Zayne’s family teasing him about Hope. These Rosebrooks are adorable.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hehehe well you only have two to binge 😛 (But a new one is coming tomorrow!). And yes, they are very cute with this. 😉 They’re being so teasing, but they’re all really so happy and are hoping things work out 😀

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  14. raerei says:

    I know I’m late to the party – but I love Joce’s new look! She’s so adult. It has to be a challenge to get a sim still looking like themselves to age up through the generation. You do a great job at that!

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  15. theceltygirly says:

    EVERYONE IS SO OLD

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  16. kaycee39 says:

    I hope HoZay find a way to be together soon and hopefully the work situation will get better … open his own little restaurant or something. And btw “No Stars Over Uptown” has been added to my favorites list for future reading, Thank you.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hopefully everything will be okay! I mean, with me as the author, what’s the worst that could happen…? 😇😬😉

      And yay! Uptown is my personal favorite. But be warned, it’s very dark and very, very adult/nsfw. A2A is a Nick Jr toddler show by comparison 😂

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      • kaycee39 says:

        Yeah, you as author… that part does worry me. ok I’m totally ready to take on Uptown but I’m determined to get caught up with A2A first. I’m doing pretty good, I can see the light (faintly)

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        • CitizenErased14 says:

          You’re getting closer and closer! Gen 5 is a mountain haha I will admit to you right now that if I could go back and do things over again, I’d have had Zayne’s generation move more quickly. I wanted to slow down a little, but I ended up slowing down too MUCH. So apologies in advance and I appreciate you so much for all the time you’ve put in to read!❤️

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