Jasmine Fae Chapter 20: Stress and Love

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“Dimitri, this is bad. We can’t put another child through this.” I cried hysterically to Dimitri the next day. He was ecstatic about the new baby, and I was completely devastated. Stone was going to have a hard life here, no friends, no extended family and online school. It wasn’t ideal, and it wasn’t something I wanted to put another innocent person through. I bit my lip as I started to cry.

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“Hey, hey Jazz don’t cry.” Dimitri laid his hand on my arm reassuringly. “This is a good thing. Now Stone’ll have someone close to his own age. He’ll have someone to play with.”

“I-I guess that’s good. But what if they don’t get along? My sisters and I weren’t very close.”

“Don’t worry about that right now, alright? Let’s just get through the pregnancy before worrying about the baby’s relationship with Stone.” He said with a small chuckle.

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“I love you, you know that? You always know just what to say.” Dimitri placed his hands on my waist and gently pulled me close.

“Yea, I got to. You worry so much someone’s gotta keep you grounded.” He gave me a lopsided smirk and I jokingly smacked his shoulder.

“You are such a jerk.”

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“Yea, but for some reason you love me anyways.”

“Oh, you got me there.”

———

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A few months into my pregnancy, Stone was starting to notice that I was getting larger. He’d been asking questions for a while, so Dimitri and I decided it was time to sit him down and explain.

“So, Bud, soon Mommy and Daddy are going to be having another baby.”

“Wut does dat mean?” Stone’s cute little voice asked.

“It means that you’re going to be having a new baby brother or sister.” I exclaimed.

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“Really?” He asked excitedly. He’d been watching a lot of television with families lately, I figured that’s where he learned what that word meant.

“Yea, isn’t that exciting?” Dimitri clapped his hands. Stone copied, he was going through one of those copying phases.

“Yea!” I smiled at Dimitri. Maybe this wasn’t too bad after all.

———

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“This is bad.” I screamed as I sat on the extra bed, about to give birth to my second child.

“Shh, it’s alright baby. It’s alright.”

“I want to be in a hospital.” I groaned after another push.

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“Momma?” Stone slowly opened the door and stepped in. “Are you otay?”

“I’m fine baby.” I managed to choke out.

“You can go play, Stone.” Dimitri said sternly. Stone nodded and rushed out of the room.

“Alright, this baby’s coming, now. Push as hard as you can.” He coached. I followed instructions, even though I felt like I was about to pass out.

———

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“He’s so perfect, isn’t he Dimi?” I stared in awe at the little boy in my arms. Lake Fae was born a fairy, he had Dimitri’s skin-tone, his father’s hair, and a wing color I wasn’t sure where it came from.

“He is.” Dimitri smiled softly.

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“Can I play wit him Momma?” Stone asked innocently from the floor.

“Not yet, Baby. Not for a while.”

“Aw man.”

“He’ll be big enough soon, I promise.” Dimitri said with a laugh. It was true, they grew like weeds.

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“Y’know Jazz, is it just me or do you feel like our family needs one more?” He gave me a sly smile.

“Yea, how about you give birth this time.” I sneered at him. I was not ready for another baby, I don’t think I’ll ever be. Two was enough, and I really didn’t want to give birth like that ever again.

———

*Rose*

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It’s been a long time since my brother left. My other brother, Christian, had given up hope on finding him alive. The rest of us didn’t want to think like that, we liked to believe Dimitri was alive and well, despite the ‘crime’ he committed. Personally, I think what my brother did was brave. Mia and Sydney agreed, but we could never say that to the rest of the family. They wanted to find our brother so they could punish him for his crimes.

We often spent evenings just watching the news, hoping to hear anything that would give us a lead on Dimi. We usually got nothing, just stories about the riots starting in other experiment towns. Lots of people were getting angry, they wanted to leave their towns and go elsewhere. The scientists refused, so people were furious.

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It was pretty boring most of the time. They didn’t put a lot of the ugly stuff in the news. Especially when it made the humans look bad. They usually did stories on how the humans are trying to improve life for us. It was complete bullshit.

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It was obvious my siblings were getting bored. We hadn’t heard anything in years. Yes, we loved him, but wasting all this time on bullshit news stories wasn’t worth it. We shouldn’t be wasting our lives on something that might give us a lead.

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That night was going to be my last of watching the news constantly. I was going to tell my parents that I was almost a teenager now, and that I needed to go out with my friends.

But just as the news was about to switch to a crappy drama show, the words ‘Breaking News” flashed across the screen. I could feel the tension in the air rise as we all sat up straighter and waited for the men on the screen to give the news.

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“The body of a young man has been found washed up on the beach of Sunset Valley. Our sources say the man accurately fits the description of the missing vampire fugitive, Dimitri Todds. It has not been confirmed, they will be needing a family member to identify the body.”

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My father quickly grabbed the remote and shut the TV off before we could hear anything else. The room was dead silent, even Cheryl had stopped playing with her teddy bear.

“Oh my god.” My sister, Mia whispered. She and Dimitri were extremely close, despite their age difference. Dimitri was a teenager when Mia was born, he practically taught her how to walk.

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The next person to make any noise was my mother. A small, horrified choke escaped her lips. I knew it was only seconds before she started bawling.

I couldn’t believe my older brother was dead.

———

*Jasmine*

*One year later*

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“Hey boys, what’re you doing?” I strolled into the living room after waking up from my nap. It’s been a year since the witch faked Dimitri’s death. We weren’t sure what would happen after that, Dimitri was afraid they’d try even harder to find me.

And unfortunately, he was right. His father organized troops from all of the experiment towns to try and find me. They’d even got a few witches on their side. It was terrifying, they could come for us any time now.

That didn’t mean we stopped living our lives though. Dimitri had started bar-tending at a bar on the mainland, and I was still writing and raising our two sons.

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“Shh, mommy they’re sleeping.” Stone whispered from the floor. My baby was almost old enough to start school. Dimitri and I considered letting him go to a regular school on the mainland, but we ultimately decided it would be too dangerous. Homeschooling was our best option.

“Oh, sorry.” I whispered back with a wink. “Hey boys, wakey wakey!” I clapped my hands loudly, startling both Dimitri and Lake.

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Lake flew off his father’s lap with a laugh. Stone stuck his arms in the air and Lake grabbed them, trying to fly off with his brother.

He’d been doing that often, Lake used his wings a lot more than his legs. We weren’t really sure why, I only ever flew in emergencies so he obviously didn’t learn it from me. Lake had also been carrying his brother off, it was fun for a few minutes until he got tired and dropped him, causing lots of crying.

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Dimitri and I intervened, I took Lake and he took Stone.

“Momma!” Lake screamed, trying to sound upset but my tickling made him giggle.

“Sorry, Baby. But we don’t want Stone to get hurt, right?” I asked, and he nodded.

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“It’s okay Mommy, I’m strong!” Stone flexed his muscles, then looked at Dimitri who did the same.

“Yea, Mommy, we’re strong!” Dimitri chuckled

“I know you are, Bud. But I don’t want you to get hurt.” I smiled softly and he pouted. Dimitri laughed again and set Stone down on the floor to go play. I did the same with my toddler before approaching my husband.

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He grabbed my hands and pulled me close. My swollen belly just barely pressed against his torso.

“I guess we had nothing to worry about, they get along too well.” I laughed, remembering my worries before Lake was born.

“Yea, I feel like they’re gonna start ganging up on us.” Dimitri grinned nervously.

“Can you imagine them as teenagers? We’re gonna be so screwed.”

“Especially if this one takes their side, then we’ll be outnumbered.” He laid his hand on the side of my stomach.

“You were the one who convinced me to have one more.” I teased.

“True, but I promise this will be the last one.” He closed the gap between our lips.

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“Ew, cooties!” Stone screamed and Lake giggled. I couldn’t help but giggle too. Even though they were little terrors, I loved my family more than anything in the world.

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Jasmine Fae Chapter 8: Todds Manor

A/N Hey guys! Before this chapter, I changed my graphics setting, so everyone’s gonna look a little different from here on out. I’m still tweaking it, so expect a few minor graphics changes in the next post or so. But everyone looks so much better, it’s awesome even though it makes my game super slow. Totally worth it. Also, Dimitri and his family are from one of my just for fun legacies, and I decided to include them in this. Points to you if you can guess where the kid’s names come from. Now, enjoy the chapter 🙂

WARNING: Sims in only their underwear and slight abuse in this chapter, read at your own risk.

*Dimitri*

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Todds Manor. My parent’s home, the place I grew up. It’s almost been a year since I’ve been here, it felt almost foreign to me. My family was ridiculously rich, they had more cars than actual family members. They had an entire room just filled with gems. I never really realized how insane it was until I got out of there.

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When I left here, I promised myself I’d never come back. I hated my family, I never wanted anything to do with them ever again. But now, here I was. Coming back to ask the man I despised for a huge favor. I hated that I had to do this, I wasn’t one who liked swallowing his pride. But this wasn’t about me. This favor wasn’t for me.

I slowly approached the front door. I wasn’t sure if I’d even be welcomed back. They might just slam the door in my face. My parents were cold people, I could imagine them shutting out their own son. After a lot of deliberation, I finally just knocked on the door. Rejection was a high possibility.

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“Dimitri?” Kristine stepped out of the house and closed the door behind her. Kristine was a Djinn, her kind were valued more than Fae, but less then Vampires. They were also a dying breed. So only the extremely rich families had Djinn’s working for them. But since they were so rare, they didn’t get much freedom. Kristine never got to leave our house, she was practically a slave to my family. Hopefully what I was about to do would help her.

“Hi Kristine, are my parents home?” I asked.

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“Dimi, are you sure you wanna do this?” She whispered. “You got out, you’re free. You don’t have to be a part of this.”

“I don’t wanna do it. But this isn’t about me, this is about someone else.” I smiled sadly.

“Oh!” She smiled. “I get it. But still, is it worth it?”

“It’s worth it.”

“Alright, I’ll go get them. You can wait in the living room, everyone else is in there.”

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Three out of four of my siblings sat in the sunken living room. I hadn’t seen them in so long, they all looked so different.

“Hey guys.” I strolled into the living room casually. Mia paused the game and turned around. Once she knew it was me, she jumped up. I ran over to her and pulled her into a huge hug.

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“Oh my god, Dimitri!” She squealed.

“How’ve you been?”

“I’ve been okay, you?”

“I’m doing alright.”

“Mia, don’t hog him!” Rose’s tiny little voice whined from behind us. She released me with a laugh.

“Sorry Rosie.”

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“Hi Dimi!” She jumped up and down excitedly. She’s called me Dimi since she could speak, and now every time she said it I though of Jasmine. “I really missed you.” She told my sadly. I felt awful, I hated that I had to leave her but I couldn’t stay here anymore. Rose wasn’t like the rest of us, she wasn’t a vampire. But she also wasn’t Fae. My father was really into science at one point, and one of his experiments went weirdly wrong, resulting in a half-human half-plant baby. Even though she was so different from us, we all loved her. Except I think my mother was a little jealous of her, sometimes it seemed like my father loved Rose more than her. But that’s not Rose’s fault. It’s my fathers.

“I’m sorry, but I’m here now!” I picked her up and threw her over my shoulder. She cried out with laughter.

“Dimi! Put me down!” She yelled between laughs.

“Fine.” I chuckled as I set her on the ground. I ruffled her hair and turned to my brother.

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“Hey Christian, how you been?” I asked. He glanced around the room, avoiding eye contact with me.

“Okay.”

“That’s good. How’s school?”

“It’s okay.”

“Is everything alright man?” I asked, I wasn’t used to my brother being so cold to me. We weren’t the closest siblings, but we never hated each other.

“I gotta go.” He rushed out of the house before anyone could say anything else.

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“What’s his deal?” I took a seat on the couch with the girls.

“He’s very pro-dad.” Mia explained with a disgusted look on her face. “He’s the one who’s taking over when Dad retires.”

“That explains it.” I sighed.

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“Dimitri, is that really you?” My mom’s deep, dramatic voice asked from behind us. My mother hung off my father’s arm like a child. My mother was the heiress to my grandparent’s fortune. They built this family from the ground up. I loved them, even though they were really against Fae rights. But anyway, my father really only married my mother for her money and her family. When they married all she was allowed to be was a trophy wife.

“Hi Mom.” I smiled at them awkwardly.

“Girls, can you give us some privacy?” My father asked. The girls nodded and hurried out of the living room.

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My parents replaced my sisters on the couch. I felt extremely uncomfortable near my father, I hadn’t seen him in person in over a year. Sure, he was all over the news, but I never had to talk to him then.

“So, why are you here?” My father asked. He was a no-nonsense kind of guy, he liked to cut right to the chase.

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“You better not be asking for money, you did this to yourself.” He growled angrily.

“I was wondering if it wasn’t too late to get a job with you.” His face lit up.

“Really? You, Mister ‘Fae Should Have Rights Too’ want’s to work for the Vampire Council?” He said with a laugh. I nodded.

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“Well son, welcome to the council.” He was beaming with pride. My stomach was knotted, I felt gross about what I was doing, and what it stood for. But this was my only option right now. I had to do this.

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*Jasmine*

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It’s been a few months since I moved in with Dimitri and Hawthorn. Not much had changed, I was still working at the club. Except I was a lot better at dancing now. I was also growing out my hair, the rocker girl hair was a little attention grabbing, and I wanted to blend in not stand out.

Bridgeport just wasn’t the place for me. I liked the guys I lived with, but I wasn’t happy here. I missed my family, I missed Ash. It wasn’t safe for me here either. So I decided I’d leave. My boat was tied up behind some trees on the outskirts of town, if I just get some food I could leave tomorrow. Dimitri was the first one I was telling, Hawthorn wasn’t home yet.

“Hey Dimi.” He was running on his treadmill when I walked in.

“What’s up Jazz?” He asked, never even glancing over at me.

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I flopped down on his bed with an exasperated sigh. “Do you ever get tired of this place?”

“You mean my room?” He laughed breathlessly.

“No, Bridgeport. I’m tired of this place. I wanna go home.”

“Are you sure?” He pushed some buttons on his treadmill and it started to slow down.

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Dimitri sat down on the bed next to me. “You really wanna leave?” He asked sadly.

“Yea, I miss my family.”

“Are you ready though?” I had told him about what happened with Cherry, and even though I was still really torn up about what happened, I accepted it. I realized my mom was right, it wasn’t my fault and it wasn’t something I knew how to control. I explained this to him, and for some reason he looked upset.

“Is everything okay?”

“I guess I’m just gonna miss you.”

“I’m sorry Dimi. Maybe I’ll come back some day.”

“Jazz, I’ve got a plan, to help the Fae that live here. I wasn’t gonna tell you for a few weeks, but I need you to at least know before you leave.”

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“What’s the plan?” I was intrigued.

“Well, today I went to my parents house and asked my father to give me a job at the council. If I can gain his trust, he’ll give me the family fortune and the council to me instead of my brother. Once I’m in charge, I can change everything. I can make it so the Fae can have the same rights as the vampires.”

“That’s pretty genius, but that’s gonna take quite a while.”

“I know, but I’m committed.”

“Do you really want to be associated with what they believe in? Do you really want everyone thinking you think Fae deserve less then Vampires?” I asked. He didn’t respond for a while.

 “No, that’s why I’m gonna take charge as soon as possible. If I show my father I’m competent, maybe I can convince him to take an early retirement.”

“Will that work?”

“Most likely.”

“Then I guess I’ll stay for a while longer, I wanna make sure you’re gonna be okay.” I smiled at him. I didn’t wanna stay, but I knew I would feel guilty leaving him right now. Going home was gonna have to wait.

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“Come on, why not?” Hawthorn begged. Throughout the months I’ve been here, Hawthorn and I had been somewhat seeing each other. What I mean by that is that he only really talks to me when he wants to make-out or have sex. I was getting tired of it, it was one of the reasons why I wanted to leave so badly.

“I’m not in the mood, alright?” I sighed and scooted further away from him.

“I can get you in the mood, baby.” He whispered seductively in my ear. I cringed away from him.

“I doubt it.”

“Please?” He laid his hand against the small of my back.

“Just be fast, alright?” I gave in, even though I really didn’t want to. But giving in was better than him complaining all night.

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“Thanks babe.” He pulled my into a stiff, awkward kiss. Kissing Hawthorn was nothing like kissing Ash, mainly because I actually loved Ash.

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Hawthorn rushed off to the bedroom before I even opened my eyes.

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“I really don’t wanna do this.” I was already half naked but I just wasn’t in the mood.

“Babe, don’t do this to me. Come on.”

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“I just don’t want too right now, it had nothing to do with you.” I sighed.

“You are so fucking selfish, you fucking little mutant.”

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I was taken aback by his sudden little outburst. He jammed his finger at my face and continued yelling at me.

“You’re a selfish little bitch who only gives a shit about her own wants. What about me? Don’t you want me to be happy?”

“Of course I do, but I don’t think forcibly having sex with me would make you happy.”

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“Why do you always have to talk back?” He was screaming now, I wouldn’t be surprised if the neighbors complained. Hopefully the police wouldn’t be called, or else I’d be dead meat.

“Because, I’m not just a fucking sex object! I know that’s all you want me for, but that’s not what I am.”

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“FUCK YOU.” He yelled, before winding up his fist and plowed it right into my face.

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As I fell to the ground with a hard thump, I couldn’t help but wish I was back home in Ash’s comforting arms.