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Rags2Riches: Writer’s Update

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it. Today, I will be posting the masterworks that helped boost Mikaela’s simoleon, completing her Aspiration: Fabulously Wealthy, which I should’ve done right after I finished the story’s Season 1.

Although, there were a lot of masterwork that procs during my gameplay after aging Mikaela into an Adult. I only selected a few paintings that really matters and valuable.

Mikaela's first painting masterwork after hitting Painting Skill Lvvel 7.

Mikaela’s first painting masterwork after hitting Painting Skill Level 7 + Marketable trait.

Her 2nd Painting Masterwork after getting Creative Visionary trait reward.

Her 2nd Painting Masterwork after getting Creative Visionary trait reward.

The painting for Mikaela did for Geoffrey Landgraab's birthday is indeed a Masterwork. Although, I accidentally deleted the price tag. It was around 3k worth.

The painting Mikaela did for Geoffrey Landgraab’s birthday was indeed a Masterwork as part of the plot. Although, I accidentally deleted the photo that indicated its price, I remember it was around 3k worth as well.

Part of the story I omitted was when Mikaela attended Geoffrey's Birthday Party. I setup all the lot before I started with the story and put down the easel from the 3rd floor. The day of the birthday unfortunately, Malcolm and Mortimer went to work that day. Since the plot failed, I took the time to finish 1 small painting and this medium painting thinking I would come up with an alternative story.

Part of the story was when Mikaela attended Geoffrey’s Birthday Party. I setup all the lot before I started with the story and put down the easel from the 3rd floor. However, during Geoffrey’s birthday party… Malcolm and Mortimer went to work… unfortunately. Since the plot failed, I took the time to finish 1 small painting and this medium painting while I tried to come up with an alternative story. Good thing, Clara still showed up as their party’s chef.

Before Mikaela read the diary, she produces another masterwork. This is the first time I saw this painting, it looks nice.

Before Mikaela read the diary, she produced another masterwork. That was the first time I saw the painting and it looks really nice. Made me want to keep it but I needed the simoleans. Ahehe.

This is their wedding day painting. Mikaela was trying to produce a masterwork that would fit as her wedding day gift to Malcolm. Although, it doesn't suit the occasion, this painting stayed in the lot and didn't sell it.

This is their wedding day painting. Mikaela tried to produce a masterwork that would fit as her wedding day gift to Malcolm. Random chance didn’t cooperate until after the wedding. Although, it doesn’t suit the occasion, this painting stayed in the lot and they didn’t sell it. If you look at it closely… it’s a shiny $11k painting which should’ve finished the aspiration.

The final painting which completed the Aspiration "Fabulously Wealthy".

The final painting which completed the Aspiration “Fabulously Wealthy”

Now that you’ve seen their bedroom on that last photo above… Let me take you their new home.

The challenge is not completed just by completing the aspiration… and because I slack writing these past weeks… don’t think I didn’t finish the challenge, because I did. I’ve already posted my Goal 1 Status completed on TheSims 4 AU Forums, where it all started. However, I will be pushing forward 1 Million Challenge using the 2nd Generation Heir.

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2016 in Rags to Riches, TS4 General

 

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Rags2Riches: Chapter 24 – Finale

Dear Diary, This is me and Malcolm on our first real date after I came back.

Dear Diary, This is Malcolm and I on our very first “real date” after I came back. This was my idea of spending our first night together. Well… yeah he moved in with me. After a burning incident i had while I was cooking in the kitchen. So yeah, I became his girlfriend again.

Also, I finally registered Mikaela Ford as my new identity. Ms. Nancy helped me do it. Malcolm didn’t like it at first but then me, Clara, Bella, Ms. Nancy and Mortimer finally convinced him. Ahaha! Majority wins!

Dear Diary, We took a day off and went to the Landgraab Mansion to visit Nancy, Geoffrey and Briella on weekends.

Dear Diary, We took a day off and went to the Landgraab Mansion to visit Nancy, Geoffrey and Briella on weekends.

Dear Diary, Malcolm invited me on a Date Night at The Lounge. He showed me around.

Dear Diary, Malcolm invited me on a Date Night at The Lounge. He showed me around too. Actually, I hated this place so much the first time I’ve been here. But after tonight, unlike my first impression, I fell in-love with him. He looks so funny when he saw me. He was like, “Jaw Drops” when he asked for my name and pretended it was our first meet-up.

Dear Diary, We are now Engaged... AGAIN... FOR THE 3RD TIME! Malcolm said that he hoped that this would be the last time he would proposed to be married to me.

Dear Diary, Malcolm and I are now Engaged… FOR THE 3RD TIME! Malcolm said he’s been hoping that this would be the last time he needs to propose and ask me to marry him. I am still shocked though, it’s just been some weeks since he became my boyfriend and now we’re engaged. Well… for Malcolm it’s been almost 6 years. So yes, I accepted it.

Dear Diary, Malcolm decided to extend our little house. He asked a couple of sims to help him build a mansion but... I don't like huge houses. Anyway, my future husband is working very hard today.

Dear Diary, Malcolm decided to extend our little house. He asked a couple of sims to help him build a mansion but… I don’t like huge houses. Anyway, my future husband is working very hard today. As for all these loud noises, we decided to spend a couple of days back at their Mansion to prepare for our Wedding.

Dear Diary, The day before our Wedding, Roaring Heights Medical Center called Malcolm. He was like, "Noooooo! Not again!" But it wasn't a bad news. They only called to make sure that I can live for 10 additional yrs. Ahahaha! Silly doctors!

Dear Diary, The day before our Wedding, Roaring Heights Medical Center called Malcolm. He was like, “Noooooo! Not again!” He thought it was bad news again. But they only called to make sure that I can live for 10 additional yrs. Ahahaha! Silly doctors! Malcolm was enraged at the joke though.

Anyway, tomorrow’s our Wedding Day. Tonight, I am going back to the house to spend the night there with Nancy, Clara, Briella and Bella. Oh, our house is bigger as well.

Dear Diary, Finally! Our wedding day and I wasn't A.W.O.L hahaha! Malcolm was calling me every after 10 minutes or so to day. He wanted to make sure I won't go M.I.A again.

Dear Diary, Finally! Our Wedding Day and this time, no one’s going A.W.O.L hahaha! Malcolm was calling me every 10 minutes just to make sure I won’t disappear again. Besides.. I have no plans in having another brain surgery. haha!! So…. I am Officially Mikaela Landgraab today!

Here’s some of the finest photos during our Wedding!

Malcolm and Mikaela Landgraab

After the Wedding Party, they went home together boarded a white yacht. Mikaela couldn’t believe that she is now a wife of a jerk she once met at a wicked lounge.

“Are you even listening to me?” Malcolm asked, annoyed. “Hey! Snap out of it!”

Mikaela stared at their new house blankly. “Huh?” She then looked at her spouse.

After the wedding

Malcolm sneered at her and said, “Don’t tell me, you’re still going to make excuses not to be with me tonight.”

“I’m not going to make excuses. I’m just…” Mikaela smiled alluringly. “Happy.”

Malcolm carried her to his arms. “Enough talking.” He grinned as he brought her inside the bedroom.

Mikaela and Malcolm Landgraab

“Heh! You can have as many kisses as you want now, huh?” Mikaela laughed softly as she teased him.

“Hell yeah!” He said. “Hmm… but, I don’t think I can get enough you.” He whispered to her ears.

Mikaela and Malcolm Landgraab

——————— THE END ———————–

Here's my current status after Marriage. I've already finished Rags to Riches Challenge by now.. I will be posting photos tomorrow on how I finished Goal 1 of the challenge.

Here’s my current status after Marriage. I’ve already finished Rags to Riches Challenge. So, I will be posting photos tomorrow from here until I finished Goal 1 of the challenge.

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2016 in Rags to Riches

 

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Rags2Riches: Chapter 23 – Checkmate

Malcolm left a couple of hours later that night.

Mikaela went to the library

The next morning at around 7 am Mortimer called her and asked her to meet him up at the library again. He said he wanted to give her something. It was from her parents and thus very important. So, Mikaela went to the library.

Mortimer with Mikaela

He saw Mortimer inside playing chess alone. Mikaela sat in front of him guarding herself as she already knew their past. She remained quiet. Mortimer glanced at her as soon as he saw her.

He chuckled and said, “What’s with the red face?”
“Huh? Ehe, nothing… sorry…”Mikaela was surprised.
“So, you’ve read it, huh?” Mortimer asked as he thought of his next move.

“Yes… uhm… What is it that you wanted to give me this time?” Mikaela tried her best to ask him nonchalantly and avoided the Diary topic.

“Let’s play first.” Mortimer smirked.
“Eh? Uhm…” She tried to think of an excuse.

Mortimer and Mikaela

“Come on, you would play all day with Malcolm but me. Makes me feel bad.” He said as he set-up the chess board.

“Mortimer?” She whispered and frowned.
“One game. Your turn first” He smiled to her.

Mikaela wasn’t really focused on playing chess with him. She wondered what was it that he wanted to give her that came from her parents. So, she had no choice but to play with him so she could get what he had. She did her first move and forwarded the a pawn.

Mortimer did his first move, forwarded his pawn right in front of Mikaela’s pawn. Then he put a brown envelope at the side of the board. Mikaela bent her head upon seeing the brown envelop.

Playing chess with Mortimer.

Mikaela narrowed her eyes. She then moved her queen diagonally. Then, she took the brown envelop and attempted to open it.

“Hey, focus on our game.” Mortimer smiled at her as he moved a horse.

She gazed at him confused. She took a deep breath and focused herself on the board. She moved her bishop then opened the envelop and saw some papers on it. “Huh? What is this?” She asked curiously.

Mortimer playing chess

“So, I assumed you’re here as Bea by now.” He said as he moved another horse.

Mikaela saw how Mortimer wanted to play his game. So, she gazed at him, took a deep breath and said, “Nope, I’m still here as Mikaela.” She then advanced her queen, pounded his pawn which left his king helpless.

Mortimer anchored his brow and gazed at her steadily. Mikaela smirked.

“Now, can you explain to me why you have these?” She asked as she pulled the papers from the envelope. She recalled what Clara told her about her missing documents.

“Those are your parent’s Last Will and Testament.” He said calmly.
“Your mother died a few months after you left for your surgery. She was so worried about you. Dad took care of everything though… They seem… Well… Let’s just say, very close to one another.” He feinted a smiled, looked away from her unpleasantly and asked, “Why didn’t you tell me about your surgery?” He sneered at her and took a deep breath.

Mortimer and Mikaela

“I’m sorry.” Mikaela said softly and looked down on herself. She tried not to cry in front of him when she heard about her mother’s death.

“Anyway, you wouldn’t remember your own reasons back then. Why would I even asked?” He said while he shook his head, disappointed.

Mikaela clenched his jaws and glanced at him. She remained silent while she put back the papers inside.

“The house key… your house key… is inside it. You might want to see it. Me and Bella maintained the house so that when you come back, you would have a place to stay. Although, I had to replace your computer since I already broke it.”

She smiled and said, “Ah… Thanks Mortimer. I don’t… remember much about you but our childhood friendship…” She looked at the chess board and hesitated to continue.

“It’s easy for you to say that… You’ve read your Diary, you know who I was…” Mortimer explained but Mikaela quickly cut him off.

“Mortimer.” She abruptly called his attention to make him stop. She then gazed at him steadily. She smiled and said, “I’m sorry. I hope you understand what I did. You’re my best friend. Right?”

Mortimer was surprised, speechless and gazed into her eyes… confused yet steadily. Then, he took a deep breath, smiled at her and said, “Right.”

Mikaela nodded and smiled at him.

Mortimer and her ate at the nearby Cafe. Mortimer ordered her favorite Pain de Chocolat and asked her for another chess round. Mikaela won again. Mortimer advised her to marry Malcolm. He said, Malcolm waited quite long enough for her. She promised Mortimer to send them an invitation when that time comes. They separated that morning with smiles on their faces.

Mikaela gardening

Mikaela went back home to go on with her morning chores. She noticed Malcolm from afar, seemed weary. She greeted him with a smile.

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He sat on the bench, crossed his arms and asked, “Where were you?”

“Oh! I went to see Mortimer earlier. He gave me my parent’s Will. Were you here earlier?”

“Ah, nope. Mortimer told me.” Malcolm sneered at her.

“Ei… if he already told you, then why are you asking me?” She frowned, pouted.

Malcolm took a deep breath and quickly stood up. “I’m gonna use the bathroom.” He said as he walked inside the house.

Chapter23-05

“Oh! ok.” Mikaela anchored her brows, completely puzzled. “Weird.” She sighed and bent her head in confusion. She walked to her easel and started to paint while she waited for Malcolm to come out. “What’s taking him so long? Bad stomach I guess.” She shrugged.

After a few minutes later, Malcolm came out and began to walk back and forth with his hands on his back.

Mikaela pouted, left her easel and observed what he’s been doing. “Are you okay? Uhm…” She asked worriedly.

Malcolm said, “Yeah, I’m fine.” while biting his lower lip.
“What are you thinking?” She asked him softly.

Mikaela and Malcolm

“Nothing.” He said as he continued to walk back and forth. He noticed her staring at him, so he asked, “What?”

Mikaela just shook her head. After that, he began to wander around the house.

He was checking the sink, the stove, the fridge and even the counters and benches. Then, he went again inside the house to check on her bed, the lights, her hanging paintings and even the ceiling.

Mikaela was completely puzzled and couldn’t help but ask, “Uhm… Are you… looking for something?”

“Nope, I was just checking the house, see if everything’s ok.” He answered without looking at her. “Do you want me to replace this bed? Are you comfortable sleeping on it?” Malcolm asked as he inspected the mattress.

“Eh?” Mikaela frowned, pouted.

What?

“Hmm… should we extend the house from here or from here? Maybe we should extend the house, make it a bit bigger or something. What do you think?” He asked and looked at her.

Mikaela chuckled, she smiled at him as she guessed what could be on his mind.

“What? Don’t you like it?” He asked and paused, surprised when she saw her gazed at him.

Chapter23-09

She quickly kissed him on his cheeks and asked, “Are you worried of me moving out?”
He stared at her, “Not really.” He said with an uneasy eye as he glanced on her.

Chapter23-10

Mikaela laughed, “Oh really? Hmm…” She said and faced him with a grin. Then she leaned on his right shoulder and whispered, “I’m not going anywhere. I could stay here with you.” Then, she walked away from him.

Malcolm was stunned

Malcolm was stunned at what she said.

——————— to be continued ———————–

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2016 in Rags to Riches

 

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Rags2Riches: Chapter 22 – Drowning

Mikaela reading her Diary.

Mikaela finally finished reading the second Diary. She looked away blankly while closing it.

She then noticed her tears streamed down to her cheeks deliberately like it has a mind of its own. She slowly touched her cheeks to gently wiped away her tears. She looked at her palm and looked at her tears puzzled. She tried to stop herself from expressing too much of her feelings, yet she couldn’t stop the flow of her tears. She tried to cover her mouth with her hand, trying to stop hearing herself from sobbing.

“How could I face him now? I couldn’t even remember him.” She thought as she cried her hearts out.

Shower

She couldn’t think clearly so she ran to the bathroom with a heavy heart. She knobbed the shower open to keep the water flowing on her face and body.

She then recalled the hidden tattoo Malcolm etched on Bea as his proof that they’ve been together in the past. She quickly grabbed her bathroom mirror to see if she has it. She felt so devastated when she found it. A very small heart shaped tattoo at the center of her lower pelvis, around 4 to 5 inches below her belly button. She cried and sat inside the shower embracing herself.

She covered her ears as she heard her own voice telling herself, “I promise that I’ll be back…” Yet, she kept shaking her head to deny the facts that she was indeed Bea. She felt so numb, she had to stay inside the bathroom for a couple of hours trying to pull herself together. Until she passed out.

Mikaela

Several hours passed by. She woke up and realized it was already sunset. She tried to clear her puffy eyes as she got up. When suddenly, she heard some noises coming from the kitchen. She was dazed, she thought it could be Malcolm. “Plum!” She whispered as she remembered that she passed out inside the shower naked. “Aish!”

Malcolm cooking.

So, she quickly stood up, snatched her clothes beside her and went straight inside the bathroom to dress up. Then, she slowly peaked outside, head towards the kitchen. She saw Malcolm cooking.

She was stunned as soon as Malcolm turned around and noticed her standing beside the mailbox.

“You’re awake! Come’on, let’s eat.” He said casually as he grabbed a plate of food.

Malcolm and Mikaela

Mikaela slowly walked to get her food and hesitantly sat beside Malcolm.

“What happened?” Malcolm asked worriedly and attempted to hold her.

Mikaela quickly guarded herself and just shook her head.

“What? Are you scared of me now?” Malcolm sighed as he curled the side of his mouth in disappointment.

Mikaela remained silent.

Malcolm and Mikaela

Malcolm took a deep breath and said, “You passed out inside the shower.” He held his temple and asked, “Mikaela, did this happen before?”

“No, it’s the first time in my memory.” She answered calmly.

“First time in your memory… Yeah right…” He chuckled. “Was it because you were trying to find something? You’ve seen it, haven’t you?”

Mikaela washing her plate.

Mikaela turned red, suddenly felt ashamed. She took a deep breath and tried her best to answer him casually. “Yes I found it. You probably saw it too.” She immediately stood up as soon as she finished her food and washed her plate. She started to walk away from the kitchen and Malcolm tried to stop her.

Malcolm in front Mikaela

“Mikaela? Mikaela! Will you please stop!” Malcolm called and followed her. “Can we talk about this?” He said in an irritated manner and rushed in front of Mikaela.

“Malcolm please… I’m so confuse right now. I just read everything about you… about me? But I… I still can’t remember anything.” She said desperately and continued to avoid him.

Malcolm gripped her elbow so she couldn’t get away. “Bea!” He yelled as he tried his best to capture her.

Mikaela finally stopped but her whole body were shaking. She clenched her jaws and tried to stop her tears from falling while she glanced at him.

Malcolm embraced Mikaela

Malcolm embraced her and held her tightly on his arms. “I am not asking you to remember anything. Just please…” He pleaded.

“I’m… so scared… I came back but…” She whispered and began crying on his shoulders. “What should I do now? I couldn’t even remember you… What should I do Malcolm? I’m sorry… I’m so sorry.” She said while she wept convulsively.

Malcolm hushed her and patted her back. He remained silent for a while and waited patiently until her overflowing emotion subsides. ”Mikaela, should I start from scratch?” He said gently to her ears.

Malcolm and Mikaela

“Huh?” She pushed him slightly. “What do you mean?” She asked as she sniffed and cleared her nose.

Malcolm offered a handkerchief and said, “I’ll start all over.” He said as he gazed at her steadily. “Bea’s memories might be gone but… you’re here as Mikaela. Should I start courting you as Mikaela?” He smiled gently.

“You… would do that? Why would you…” Mikaela was surprised, completely puzzled while she cleared her nose.

“Well… it’s like… courting someone else. Although, I already forgot how I did it. I’m just courting my fiance… again.” He chuckled. “Problem is… how to make you fall in-love with me again.” He said and pinched her nose lightly.

Mikaela softly laughed at his idea. “You love me that much huh?”

Malcolm and Mikaela

“Hey, don’t let it get to your head. I prefer kissing you right now.” He laughed and snuggled her once again.

“Hah! You actually jumped ahead hugging me like this.” Mikaela uttered but deep inside, she was overjoyed at what she heard.

“Yeah, I honestly hated that part… I already courted you for almost 2 years.” He gazed at her to see her expression. “Can we skip the boring parts for a bit?” He proposed while he grinned.

Mikaela smiled gently and asked curiously, “Do you talk to me like this before?”

“No… you’re actually the one who talks to me like this.” Malcolm confessed and laughed.

“Seriously?” She asked as she raised her brow.
“Yup! Can I kiss you now?” He teased her.

She narrowed her eyes and said, “Why you… NO!”

Malcolm kissing Mikaela.

But Malcolm quickly pressed his body against her and landed her a kiss. His hand gently held her head to support her.

Her breath caught in her throat. She slowly closed her eyes, indulged herself while he drowned her with gentle and comforting kisses. She attempted to respond to him, tilted her head as she shivered. She felt all her blood rushed to her heart as it started to beat furiously. But then, she glanced at him and noticed Malcolm’s eyes were opened, anticipating her kiss.

So, she pushed him gently and said, “Will you close your eyes when you’re kissing me?” Then, she remembered what Malcolm told her, back when he kissed her as Mikaela for the first time. She was then surprised at what she just said. She covered her mouth and quickly looked away from him as she suddenly turned red.

Close your eyes when you kiss me.

Malcolm gazed at her and said, “I told you… you always say that.”

“Heh!” Mikaela chuckled.

——————— to be continued ———————–

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2016 in Rags to Riches

 

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Rags2Riches: Chapter 21.B – Dear Diary TS4

Mikaela eating her cake.

The next morning as she woke up, she quickly stood up and went to the kitchen. She grabbed the leftover cake at the fridge and ate them. As soon as she finished breakfast, she went back inside to get the 2nd Diary in the box.

Mikaela and the 2nd Diary.

It looked like a piano skill book. It wasn’t as bulky as the first one. In fact, it only had a few pages filled. So, she started to read the second diary.


Dear Diary, This is my mom and dad. Malcolm sent me their picture. I got it left I left Bridgeport yesterday. The doctors had me transferred to Roaring Heights for several tests.

Dear Diary, This is my mom and dad. I got it via e-mail yesterday and printed it before I left Bridgeport. The doctors had me transferred to Roaring Heights for several tests. They said, it was no ordinary migraine and needs thorough observation. They didn’t allow me to go back to Uni for that reason. I was only 2 units short though… tsk tsk tsk

Dear Diary, It's been awhile, isn't it? I am finally back. Our families had already moved from Sunset Valley to Willow Creek, and the Goths are our neighbors while the Landgraabs settled at Oasis Spring.

Dear Diary, It’s been awhile, isn’t it? I am finally back! Our families had already moved from Sunset Valley to Willow Creek, and the Goth’s House are just a couple of steps while the Landgraabs settled at Oasis Springs.

Ms. Nancy took this shot of our little gathering at our new house at Willow Creek to celebrate our University Graduation. Well, they knew I didn’t graduate.

Malcolm is also my boyfriend now. He visits me at Roaring Heights almost every week. I feel bad that he had to endure everything. My parents knew about it since the Hospital needed parental consent. He also told his dad about it and we kept it a secret to Nancy. Mom doesn’t want to take advantage of her. She has already done so much for us already. The rest… well… I don’t think they knew it.

Sorry, I can’t write much. My chemotherapy disabled me to write in my diary regularly. My hands are either numb or shaking. I hope they won’t notice. So I am only going to write important memories from now on.

Dear Diary TS3

Dear Diary, This is me and my best friend Mortimer. He is now married with Bella and they now have a daughter named Cassandra. Finally huh!?

Dear Diary, Here's a little photo of our weekend gathering. Me and Malcolm and then Mortimer and Bella. Mortimer and Bella is now married. We we'ren't there on their Wedding because me and Malcolm had to go to Roaring Heights for my monthly check-up.

Dear Diary, Here’s a little photo of our weekend gathering. Me and Malcolm, then Mortimer and Bella. We weren’t there on their Wedding day because Malcolm and I had to go to Roaring Heights for my monthly routine check-up.

Since, we’re just neighbors, Mortimer usually spend time with me and often abuse my computer as he is now an Amateur Writer.

Malcolm didn’t like it so much, so instead of spending time with Mortimer, Malcolm intentionally invited Bella. Malcolm is currently unemployed but busy building a luxury lounge for our future business venture.

Dear Diary, Malcolm treated me to a special retreat as a birthday gift. Mortimer and Bella came with us too Mortimer closely guarded me though and doesn't allow me to get close to Malcolm. He told me get married first before anything else. Ahaha! He doesn't a thing. Anyway, it was all fun.

Dear Diary, Malcolm treated me to a special retreat as a birthday gift. Mortimer and Bella came with us too. Hehe! Mortimer closely guarded me though and didn’t allow me to get close to Malcolm each night.

He told me that we should get married first before any weird stuff happens. Look who’s talking!!!

Malcolm started to hate the idea of inviting him on such gigs because of that. Ahaha! Anyway, it was all fun.

Dear Diary, Malcolm took me to our new hideout. He discovered a nice camping site before we left for Roaring Heights last time. The doctors said they will just contact me if they found something else on my diagnosis. Ahhh! Too many diagnosis!!!

Dear Diary, Malcolm took me to our new hideout. He discovered a nice camping site before we left for Roaring Heights last time. He had to ask several sims to fix that area for us so we can use it as a camping site. We will be here every weekends.

The doctors said they will contact me if they find any critical findings on my diagnosis. Ahhh! Too many tests! I feel like a test subject.

Dear Diary, Mortimer told us that Bella is now 4 months pregnant.

Dear Diary, Mortimer told us that Bella is once again 4 months pregnant. Well, well… what do you know?

Dear Diary, Mom and Dad finished our little secret garden... well... it's no longer a secret because they invited everyone in.

Dear Diary, This was when Mom and Dad finished our secret garden… WITH A HUGE POOL!! Well… it’s no longer a secret because they invited everyone in.

So yeah, this photo is quite old… I just found it while I was cleaning my room. Uhm… additionally, Madame Cornelia, Sir Gunther and my Dad had already passed away. Oh! I miss them so much.

Dear Diary, Today's our Engagement Party... Ehe! Malcolm and I are now engaged. Bella just gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Cassandra.

Dear Diary, Today’s our Engagement Party… Ehe! Malcolm and I are now engaged after 4 long years… Can’t say dating because we never really dated like actual DATING! We spent most of our time inside the hospital. Pft!

Also, Bella just gave birth last week to a healthy baby boy named Alexander. I think Mortimer chose that name… I recalled… Me and Mortimer had that little chitchat about it when were still… you know… attached to each other. He wanted to name his son Alexander. Mortimer even winked at me while he said the name. It’s all glued up so… Shhh! Let’s be quiet about it.

Me and Malcolm at Camp Site.

Dear Diary, Here’s Me and Malcolm near our Camp Site. Let’s see… I think we were gathering some loots around the area.

Dear Diary, This is just another week at our campsite. We were discussing our wedding. Hmmm...

Dear Diary, This is just another week at our campsite. We were discussing our wedding when my doctor suddenly called. He told me about the results of my last diagnosis. He also told me that I needed a surgery to eliminate the tumor before it gets worse.

I wasn’t sure if I had to tell Malcolm about it. He has lost a lot of weight because he have been taking care of me since this all started. I intend to leave alone tomorrow. Tsk!

Dear Diary, I just came back from Roaring Heights. As expected, Malcolm went berkerk on me. I was gone for 2 weeks without contacting him. I wasn't sure how to tell him about my upcoming surgery. The doctors told me I might lose my memory. I hesitated to be back... but then, I realized I love my fiance so much that even if I can't remember him after my operation he would still be able t

Dear Diary, I just came back from Roaring Heights. As expected, Malcolm went berserk on me. I know! I know! I was gone for 2 weeks without contacting him. I wasn’t sure how to tell him about my upcoming surgery. So, I overstayed at Kaylynn’s house for awhile.

The doctors told me I might lose a portion of my memory. Actually, I might lose my entire memory! So, I hesitated to go back home… but then, I realized, I love him so much and still wanted to come back to him even without any of my memories of him. *sigh*

But how!?

Dear Diary, I finally told Malcolm about going to Roaring Heights alone. I didn't told him about theOf course he was devastated. He had to move our wedding day because of this.

Dear Diary, I finally told Malcolm about going back to Roaring Heights… ALONE. I told him about my brain surgery and its possible effects. He was devastated.

He wanted to move our wedding day ahead of time so that I could have financial assistance for my surgery… plus… I won’t have any excuse from him not to be there during my operation… I disregarded his suggestion.

Again, I left that night without saying goodbye. I called him after two days.

Oh well, they released me today and spent almost the entire day talking to Malcolm over the phone. Awww!

Dear Diary, I came back from Roaring Heights. Malcolm invited me to stay on their house at Oasis Springs.

Dear Diary, I came back from Roaring Heights. I had my schedule for surgery already and the doctors advised me to head back home to take some rest and relax before my operation.

Malcolm invited me to stay in their house at Oasis Springs while I was still around. Surprisingly, Mom agreed.

We spent 2 days together seducing each other. Aish! Naw naw… they said RELAX… How could I possibly relax this way!?

Anyway, Malcolm also etched a small tattoo on my lower pelvis as his proof that I’m his’. It was hidden even if I wear a bikini. Hehe… It was so cute! What a guy!? I’m totally in-love with him!

Well, I liked it. Honestly? Just in case my operation failed I’m sure he would be able to find me. Question is… Would he still want me back?

Dear Diary, I am spent my last day with him on our camp site. He doesn't know I will be leaving tonight for my upcoming surgery. He insisted to come but I told him not to.

Dear Diary, I spent my last day with him on our camp site. He had no idea that I’ll be leaving tonight for my upcoming surgery. Although he insisted to come with me but I told him not to.

I asked him to wait. We had to move our wedding several months later. Even if I wasn’t sure what the results may be, I still promised him to be there on our wedding day. I had to do the surgery though, I wanted to marry him but I don’t want him to take good care of me for the rest of his life in a miserable way. I never want to be a burden for him because of my cancer. So I have to endure this… ALONE!

Dear Diary TS4

Dear Diary, I’m leaving… I decided to bring both of my Diaries with me. In case I lose my memory, I will be leaving 2 keys. One for my fiance and one for my best friend. I believe they may be able to guide me back to where I was if i do it this way.

Malcolm, please be there when I come back. If my surgery fails… *sigh* I promise that I’ll be back… You and I, we can glue each piece of our memories together.

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Rags2Riches: Chapter 21.A – Dear Diary TS3

Mikaela reading the diary.

Malcolm gave Mikaela the last key to the diary. It was a gold key with the letters “ML” on it. As soon as she opened the bulky box. She found 2 notebooks in it. She took the first notebook placed on top and had the letters “BF” on it. And so, Mikaela started to read its contents.

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Dear Diary, Mortimer gave me this diary earlier. He said that this is his gift to me. I am officially teen! Mortimer is my best friend and has a huge crush on Bella Bachelor. Ahaha! Oh well, what can I say? He likes reading books so much and told me to write something about our friendship on this notebook. Hmm...

Dear Diary, My name is Beatrix Ford, daughter of James and Ardent Ford. My father is a celebrity painter while my mother is a humble gardener.

Mortimer gave me this diary earlier. He said that this is his gift to me. I am now officially a teen! Mortimer is my best friend and has a huge crush on Bella Bachelor. Ahaha! Oh well, what can I say? He likes reading books so much and told me to write something about our friendship on this notebook. Hmm…

Dear Diary, Again... I just want to post this picture of us from way back when Mortimer and I were still kids. We just got home on this and Mom took a picture of us running to our old house. Yes, he's with me right now and grinning on my grammar as I write here. Let me just poke this guy.

Dear Diary, Again… I just want to put this picture of us. It was back when Mortimer and I were still kids. We just got home from school on this picture and Mom took a picture of us running to our old house. Yes, he’s with me right now. He’s grinning while laying on my back because of my funny grammar. What? I want to become an artist, not a writer! Pft! Let me just poke this guy.

Dear Diary, This is Mortimer Goth writing and I'm posting our picture from my first field trip and met this crazy girl named Beatrix Ford. Too bad Bella couldn't come to our field trip at the Theater. Anyway, we were cute right?

Dear Bea’s Diary, This is Mortimer Goth writing and I’m posting our picture from our first field trip together. I met this crazy girl named Beatrix Ford on the bus. Too bad, Bella couldn’t come to our field trip at the Theater that day. Anyway, we were cute right? Tomorrow’s our high school field trip so we will take another shot of this.

Dear Diary, As Morti promised, here's our picture on our first High School field trip. We went to the Musoleum, Morti was practically jerking around scared me to death while we were inside. MORTIMER! Don't write on my Diary! Pft!

Dear Diary, As Morti promised, here’s our first High School field trip. We went to the Mausoleum, Morti was practically jerking around, scaring me to death while we were inside. I also asked him to come with me at a dance party at school. So yeah, he will be my escort.

MORTIMER! Don’t write on my Diary! Pft!

Dear Diary, Today's Dad's Birthday. I am not sure if I'm or not but Mom's gift to Dad was her wings. That's right, Mom is now an ordinary sim. I wonder why she would forsake her fae-ness for Dad. Hmmn...

Dear Diary, Today’s Dad’s Birthday. I am not sure if I have to be happy about what I heard or not but Mom’s gift to Dad was her wings.

That’s right! Mom will soon be an ordinary sim. I wonder why she would forsake her fae-ness for Dad. I told her not to do it. I’m gonna miss her fairy dust. Hehe! Mom also told me that they will be sending me to a boarding school. YAY! I will be going to LeFromage Art School next school year. I’m so excited to tell Mortimer!

Oh! Oh! Ever since, we moved to Sunset Valley from Bridgeport, I noticed my parents were magically attached to the Goths. It got me curious all these years.

PS: Mom has a new Best Friend Nancy Landgraab – she was so nice to me too.

Dear Dairy, This is me and Morti, on a dance party at school.

Dear Dairy, This is me and Morti, on a dance party at school. Hmm… he confessed to me that night.

I was so surprised… I thought… he liked Bella… I didn’t had the chance to tell him about LeFromage Art School. He looked so happy that I couldn’t tell him. I had my first kiss that night. Then, he asked me to be his girl friend.

Tsk! I couldn’t answer him, so I told him to take it slowly. #1: I’m not sure if I’m in-love with him, #2: He’s my bestfriend, and #3: I’m going abroad.

Aish! Should I tell Mom to cancel my enrollment?

Dear Diary, Morti invited me to go on fishing today... on their lot! I thought we're going somewhere... I still haven't told him about me... leaving.

Dear Diary, Morti invited me to go on fishing today… on their lot! I thought we’re going somewhere… I still haven’t told him about me… leaving.

Dear Diary, Sorry, I left this you on Mortimer's house last time. Well, it is Friday. Mom and Dad left for a vacation so I went to Morti's house after school but I got lost on my way. He has to fetch me over at Mr. Steel's house. I was so scared. Goodthing, Mr. Steel went outsie to check on me. It is now winter and it felt so cold outside. As for Mortimer... Did he just hit me on my head? Grr!

Dear Diary, Sorry, I left you on Morti’s house last time. It is Friday. Mom and Dad left for a vacation. Mom told me to go at the Landgraab’s Mansion for the meantime. Instead, I went to the Goth’s.

Mortimer hadn’t called me for awhile. I thought he already knew about LeFromage by now. So, I wanted to spend time with him before leaving.

However, I got lost on my way to Morti’s house. He had to fetch me over at Mr. Steel’s house. I was so scared! Good thing, Mr. Steel was at home and checked on me outside. It’s winter. It was freezing cold!

As soon as Morti saw me… he hugged me tightly. He said he was so worried… Ooooh! Really? And then… He hit me on my head? Grr!

Dear Diary, Mrs. Goth asked me to soak at their bath tub as soon I get in their house. Mortimer found me and joined me in. At first, he cuddled me, I thought it was ok because well... I was totally freezing. He said I was so cold and then... he kissed me. It wasn't an ordinary kiss though. Well, that totally helped yet still... my best friend kissed me?

Dear Diary, Mrs. Goth asked me to soak in for a hot bath as soon I as she saw me enter their house. Morti called for me but I didn’t answer, yet he found me. He joined me in too. At first, he cuddled me, I thought it was ok because well… I was totally freezing. He said I was so cold… the next thing I know was… he was kissing me. And.. uhm… It wasn’t an ordinary kiss.

Well, that totally helped yet still…

Although, I was so nervous that his parents might catch us. He just wouldn’t stop kissing me. Bella suddenly came and caught us, she even took a picture of us! What the — !

Mortimer just grinned about it and stood up quickly and went inside the house with Bella. At the back of my head though, maybe he did that because he knew Bella was coming and tried to make her jealous?

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“WHAT!?” Mikaela was totally shocked, and tried to recall that moment. “Geez! My brain is totally damaged. I couldn’t remember any of these. But those childhood photos…” She said as she turned the pages of the diary.

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Dear Diary, I finally told Mortimer that I will be going abroad.

Dear Diary, I finally told Mortimer that I will be going abroad while we were skating at the park. He said he knew it. Of course he didn’t like it.

But I can’t just withdraw my enrollment. He said that I was just running away from him. I asked him to wait but… he just walked away from me earlier without a word.

Eiii…. I would stay if I could but Mom and Dad was all prepared and I’m already set to go too. I had to go tonight. My bags are all packed right now. I wanted to call him… but… I gotta go!

Bye Morti, I’m gonna miss you! I’m leaving my Diary here at home just in case…

Dear Diary TS3

Dear Diary, I just came back from LeFromage! I called Morti earlier and we met up. Err… he doesn’t look happy to see me. He said, everything has changed now… He told me that him and Bella had gotten closer since I was gone. To cover my sadness, I asked if we could remain friends instead… He just turned his back on me. He asked if that’s what I really I wanted. I was speechless.

There is another thing about me that I wanted to tell him… but… how could I tell him now?

It was my fault anyway, I never called or texted him while I was gone. I was too busy. LeFromage was no ordinary school compared to Sunset Valley High. It was stressful, yet, I graduated as Valedictorian.

Oh plum! My tears wouldn’t stop falling. What should I do now!? Geez my migraine!

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Mikaela noticed a couple of pages glued in together. “Huh? Why are these… ?”

She turned the pages from the back, “It’s blank?” She thought. Mikaela wrinkled her forehead in confusion and looked for the last entry in the diary.

She was surprised to see Malcolm. “Dang! He look well… healthier?” She laughed and read the rest of the unglued pages.

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Dear Diary, The Landgraab hosted a scholarship for University last week. I am so happy to passed the University Exam with 100% Scholarship!

Dear Diary, The Landgraab hosted a University Scholarship Exam last week. I am so happy to passed the University Exam with 100% Scholarship!

We’ll be going to the University. But first, Malcolm Landgraab invited us to go on a field trip… well not really a field trip. It’s more like a retreat to celebrate.

Some of the seniors who didn’t had the chance for Uni Exam last year will be with us too. So yes! We will be spending a week on a retreat and then to Uni!

Mortimer and Bella, Me and Sam, Jupiter will be with us too. Jupiter just arrived from Bridgeport. He was my classmate at LeFromage and he’ll be our official photographer. Ahaha! Also, our seniors, Kaylynn, Holly and the host Malcolm Landgraab are with us.

Dear Diary, I spent the whole day learning chess from Malcolm. Pft! Couldn't win against him!!! He just laughed at me. He said, it's unbelievable, I am a Valedictorian and I couldn't win against him. Jerk!

Dear Diary, Day1: I spent the whole day learning chess from Malcolm. Pft! Couldn’t win against him!!! He was just laughing at me most of the time! He said, it’s unbelievable, I am a Valedictorian and I couldn’t win against him? Jerk!

Dear Diary, Malcolm and I were teasing each other on this picture. We were betting who among the senior girls look stunning on a bikini. Ahahaha! When my 'Kill Joy Bestfriend' - Morti suddenly appeared. Pft.

Dear Diary, Day 2: Malcolm and I were teasing each other on this picture. We were betting who among the senior girls (Kaylynn or Holly) will look stunning on a bikini. Ahahaha! When Morti, suddenly appeared. Pft!

Dear Diary TS3

Dear Diary, Day 3: Sam took this photo. This is my Bridgeport neighbor and friend Jupiter Belle, adopted son of a famous rocker Lola Belle – who taught me how to play guitar and piano. He was also my classmate at Lefromage. Jupiter asked me and Mortimer during breakfast, “What are you two? Best Friends or Lovers?”

Before I could even answer, Morti said, “None of your business.” Then he quickly stood up and went to his room. Jupiter just laughed and shook his head.

Dear Diary, It was water balloon fight today.

Dear Diary, Day 4: It was water balloon fight today. Me and Malcolm is on the same team together. i had fun but Morti kept his water balloon focused on me all the time. Aish! He walked to me and Malcolm earlier while we were celebrating our victory. I noticed he just stood there, the moment I asked him ‘Why?’ he walked away and said ‘Nothing…’

Dear Diary, Malcolm confessed to me earlier. He said, he likes me!! Woah! He also asked me if I am actually dating Mortimer or not, because Bella told her Morti is COURTING HER... Hmn... Well I'm not really dating Mortimer, but he likes kissing me? Malcolm laughed so hard.

Dear Diary, Day 5: Malcolm confessed to me earlier. He said, he likes me!! Woah! He also asked me if I am actually dating Mortimer or not, because Bella told her Morti was COURTING HER… Hmn… I was shocked though… I told him that, me and Mortimer were good friends. Malcolm laughed so hard, he said I look funny the way I said it.

Dear Diary, I took a picture of Mortimer and Bella while they sleep. So... uhm... are they? Did they just... What am I thinking? This made me feel really bad.

Dear Diary, Day6: I took a picture of Mortimer and Bella while they were sleeping… TOGETHER! So… uhm… are they? Did they just… What am I thinking? This made me feel really bad. So, I was wrong thinking he still had feelings for me. He was right, a lot of things have changed since I left. qq

For the record though, Holly and I had her made over earlier today. Well I know he likes her too much since we were kids… Pft! What a pain! Should I be happy for them? But why am I crying right now. qq

Dear Diary, Day 7: It was a little chaotic today. We were supposed to be going to Uni when Mortimer suddenly acted and went berserk on me and Malcolm. He was so mad he even yelled at Bella after she kissed him in front of me!!! Mortimer said that it was all about me dating Malcolm. He doesn't like it. How should I say this... Mortimer was jealous or something? But... him and Bella slept together already... you know... then, why would he stop me dating Malcolm? I wanted to move on too like him. Morti wanted to cancel our application to Uni. *sigh* I was so pissed at him seeing him with Bella last night. I said, "I will go to Uni with Malcolm whether he likes it or not PERIOD." Eh... so confusing to be honest. I should probably give this Diary back to him so he could read everything what's on my mind. Tsk!

Dear Diary, Day 7: It was a little chaotic today. We were supposed to be going to Uni when Mortimer suddenly acted like a jerk and went berserk on me. He was so mad, he even yelled at Bella after she kissed him in front of me!!! Well that was a little inappropriate to be honest.

Anyway, Mortimer said that it was all about me dating Malcolm. Bella told her and he didn’t like it.

How should I say this… Mortimer was jealous or something? But… him and Bella already… you know… then, why would he stop me dating Malcolm? We promised to move on which is what I really wanted. Same goes for him.

Morti wanted to cancel our application to Uni. *sigh* I was so pissed at him seeing him with Bella last night. I said, “I will go to Uni whether he likes it or not PERIOD.”

He said… “Fine! Just runaway again!”

Mortimer and Bella didn’t come with us to Uni. Mortimer asked Bella not to go instead.

Mortimer and I tried to resolved our issues as well… and decided to remain friends or still best friends. Before we separated, Mortimer asked me to promise him one thing… if I’m really sincere on our friendship..

I had to see him or celebrate birthdays with him. I just nodded.

Dear Diary, It's been awhile... it is my first birthday here at Uni... as promised Mortimer went to see. I was speechless when I saw him earlier... Dang! He was so gorgeous!!

Dear Diary, It’s been awhile… it is my first birthday here at Uni… as promised Mortimer went to see me. I was speechless when I saw him earlier… Dang! He was so gorgeous!

Tsk! What am I thinking? Anyway, we spent the whole day at the boarding house with the rest of the gang. Bella was with Mortimer too. I felt relieved that Morti isn’t as uptight as before. Good right?

Malcolm is still pursuing me, I haven’t given him my answer just yet simply because of my current condition. I am going back on Bridgeport for a diagnosis… secretly. I’ve been sick these past few months. Headaches!!! Lots of headaches, Malcolm said maybe because Uni is stressful.

So yeah, I might not be able to finish my degree, if something comes up on my results. I told him not to tell anyone about my disappearance. He promised but I had to let him see me there once in awhile. I said okay.

PS: I will glue some of the pages on this diary. I don’t want to remember any of those, for good. This might be my last entry as well… I have to move on…

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“So that’s how it was… Pft! No, wonder why Clara told me Mortimer is more confusing. Wait… did Clara read this already?” She bent her head and stared at the diary.

She then, tried to peel the pages of the glued parts of the diary but it was all stuck together. The rest of the pages were blank so she closed the first diary,

Mikaela Sleeping

“I wonder what time is it? Maybe, I should sleep… then… will read the 2nd Diary tomorrow.” She yawned and fell asleep.

——————— to be continued ———————–

 
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Rags2Riches: Chapter 20 – The Mysterious Box

What was that?” She thought about it while she was on her way back home. She held her chest tightly, felt a sudden prick inside and said “That’s weird. If Malcolm is Bea’s fiance… or should I say MY fiance. Then, why would I give Mortimer these keys?” She closed her eyes in frustration. “And… Why does it hurt seeing him like that?

She was still debating with herself on her way home. She paused for a moment when she saw Malcolm is already on the lot, waiting for her. “Clara said I needed to be discreet about Mortimer Goth. Hmm… I suck at lying.. I hope this works.

So, she sneaked slowly to the nearest mushroom plant and pretended she was gathering while she observed Malcolm from behind. “Whew!” She muttered, then whistled a tune.

“Hurry!” Malcolm suddenly said.
“Oh! You’re there. Hehe!” She said to him.
“Where have you been?” He asked flatly.

Mikaela's Birthday

“Oh! I – ah was gathering!?” She said and laughed. Then, she walked to him and said. “Sorry I’m late. Did you wait that long?” She asked curiously.

Malcolm remained silent and didn’t look back at her.
Mikaela frowned, pouted her mouth. She then noticed a white cake with candles on it on the table. “Uhm… what’s with the cake?”

Mikaela's Birthday

“It’s your birthday today. Make a wish!” He uttered. Then he stood up.
“My birthday? Really?” She went near the cake excited.

“Yes, you’re birthday! Mikaela slash Zombie Girl aka Bea!” Malcolm stressed.
“Oooh! What to wish?” She closed her eyes and made a wish.

Mikaela's Birthday

“Go on and blow the candles.” Malcolm suggested with an irritated tone on his voice.

“Right!” Mikaela quickly blew the candles.

Malcolm grabbed the knife and sliced the cake evenly. Mikaela observed him. “He wasn’t even looking at me. Weird. I didn’t do something stupid, did I?

Mikaela's Birthday

They sat down at the picnic table. Malcolm still remained silent as he ate his cake slice. Mikaela watched him anxiously and waited patiently for his yell because she was late. “What’s with him this time?” She thought while she slowly played her cake on her fork.

She tried to think of a topic to discuss with him but couldn’t think of any. Mikaela took a deep breath and asked, “Are you… angry at me?”

Happy Birthday Mikaela.

Malcolm paused, then he answered, “Why would I be?” He stood up and placed the cake on the counter. Then he sat beside her.

Mikaela begun to worry. “Aren’t you going to yell at me?”

Malcolm didn’t reply and as soon as he finished his cake, he stood up quickly. “I’m tired. I’ll go home for now.”

“Oh… okay…” Mikaela just nodded and stood up. “Will you be here tomorrow?” She asked hesitantly.

“No, I don’t think so.” Malcolm said and then, he walked away from the lot.
Mikaela watched him leave, completely puzzled.

“Malcolm!” She suddenly shouted.
Malcolm paused but didn’t look back at her.

Mikaela's Birthday

“Come back tomorrow okay?” She shouted while she held the dishes on her hands.

Without facing her, he waved her goodbye. Mikaela just sighed, “I wonder what happened?” She bit the side of her lips, then she pouted.

Mikaela spent the rest of the evening painting something. She thought, “I only have 5 days left before I move out. This is bad. Tomorrow is mail day and I’m stuck here waiting for a diary. Should I ask him for extension? But he said… I can’t move out just yet. Tsk!” She scratched her head in confusion.

Mortimer…” She held the keys of the diary. “Aish! MEN are a pain! Pft!” She uttered.

Mikaela ate alone.

The next morning,.. Just right after she ate her breakfast alone, she thought of how Malcolm served her breakfast and nagged about all sorts of things. She missed him so she thought of sending him a text message.

“You will be here later, right?”

She kept herself busy and worked on usual chores while waiting for Malcolm’s reply. Gardening, gathering for loots and then, she cleaned the house as well. “Whew!” She exclaimed while stretching her arms to the air.

MailMan

Suddenly, the mailman arrived. She immediately smiled at him.

“Beatrix Ford?” The mailman asked.
“I guess that’s me.” She chuckled and thought, “So that’s her real name.

The mailman handed her a ‘mysterious box’ after she signed an acknowledgement receipt. Then, he left.

“Oooh! I wonder what’s inside.” She murmured. She was excited while she inspected the box and shook it carefully. She couldn’t find a keyhole so she put the box inside the house and said, “Wait here, okay? Malcolm will be here later.” She smiled and went outside to paint.

Every now and then, she looked at the direction where Malcolm can be seen arriving.

At around 5 pm, she went inside the house, took the box and sat outside. She placed the box on her lap and waited for Malcolm. After several minutes, she got bored and decided to paint again. She noticed that she finished 2 paintings while waiting for him yet he was still not around, and not even a single message from him as well.

Mysterious Box

She put the box on top of a log table and stomped her foot out of annoyance. “What is WRONG with you? Tsk!” She yelled at the box. “THIS MEANS WAR!” She exclaimed, narrowed her eyes and then nodded to herself. She picked up a pebble and threw it on the direction of her garden.

Mysterious Box

She hit one her strawberry plant and said, “Woops! Sorry!” She ran to her strawberry bush and said, “Aww, I didn’t mean to throw them at you. Aish! I’m going crazy!” She scratched her head and pulled her phone out, dialed Malcolm’s numbers but he wasn’t answering any of his 2 phone lines.

Mikaela gritted her teeth. “This is what you want? Fine! I’ll see this myself, hmp!”

The Mysterious Box

She inspected the box once again and looked for its opening. She put the keys on her lap and carefully glided her hands on every corner of the box. Until… it snapped of all a sudden. She was startled and lost her grip on the box.

She picked it up and the first thing she saw was a notebook-sized yet bulky picture frame of ‘Her’ over Malcolm topless.

“KYAAA!” She shrieked as she was terrified at what she saw. She covered her face with her palm and peaked on the picture in between her index and middle fingers. “Was that really me?”

She grabbed the picture frame and rushed inside the house to look at herself on the mirror. She wanted to see if she was just hallucinating. She compared the picture and her face. “What the…!!! Ei… nice Photoshopped picture. Tsk tsk tsk” But then, her body shivered when she thought of the photo. “Creepy!”

Then, she walked outside again to see what else is in the box. She saw a little, red velvet box. She opened it and found a ring with a deep crimson gemstone surrounded by sparkling diamonds set on white gold.

Mikaela’s eyes sparkled, “Woah! Is this… an engagement ring!? Sweet!” She grinned.

She looked furthermore inside the package and found a hardbound abstract-covered bulky notebook. “This must be it. The Diary.” She pouted as soon as she saw 2 small padlocks on it. So, she tried the keys Mortimer gave her at the top most padlock.

However, both keys doesn’t fit. “Huh?”

She then tried both keys on the bottom padlock, the smaller key with letters ‘BF’ fits on it and was able to unlock it. She was puzzled. “I need 1 more key?” She said, confused as she looked at the direction from the docks. “Malcolm!?” She thought.

The keys

She quickly collected all the contents of the box and left them inside the house. She ran to the docks and headed to Oasis Spring that night. While on her way, she tried to contact Malcolm on her smartphone but he still wasn’t answering her calls. So she texted him…

I will be at Dessert Bloom, I will wait for you there… ALL NIGHT!

She then arrived at the Dessert Bloom Park and waited for Malcolm’s reply. After a couple of minutes later, a voice at the back called her, “Mikaela!” She turned around and saw Malcolm.

She immediately narrowed her eyes, walked to his direction and said, “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?” She yelled.

“I was waiting for you the whole day. You don’t even answer my calls and text messages. Why?” She finally released her frustration.

“I was sick. You missed me huh?” Malcolm teased her.
“Eh? Were you really sick?” Mikaela suddenly changed her expression and said loudly. “Nuh uh!” She denied. “Hah! Then, why didn’t you text me back?”

“Why?” He asked seriously.
“What do you mean why?” Mikaela couldn’t look straight at him.
“I mean, why do you want to see me right now?”

Malcolm's Keys

“Oh! Right… the Diary. It arrived earlier. I needed a key.” She said to him hesitantly.

Malcolm gazed at her steadily and sighed. He pulled something on his pocket, held her hand and handed the keys to her.

“Here’s one of them. Is that all you need?” He asked plainly. “There are two keys. One of them… is with… Mortimer Goth.” He said and looked away from her. “You should see him.” He suggested and his usual sullen expression instantly took over his face.

Mikaela was a bit surprised, she already knew that Mortimer had the other key but she didn’t expect Malcolm would brought it up immediately without any guessing game. “I have them already.” She told him and looked down on the keys Malcolm gave her.

I'm scared.

“Good, what’s wrong then?” He asked her flatly.
“Nothing, I’m just… scared.” She sighed and shook her head slightly.

Malcolm reached his hand to her but as soon as Mikaela noticed them, she quickly backed away.

“Thanks. I’m going home now.” She said and rushed her way back home.

——————— to be continued ———————–

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