Chapter 3.9 – Lies

“So when are we going to meet this allusive girl of yours then,” Carter asked Danny one evening while the family tucked into their dinner.

“Oh… erm….. soon,” Danny replied turning red and burying his face in his pasta.

“Leave him alone Carter,” Anna tutted.  “I’m sure he will bring her round in time.  You don’t want your boring old parents embarrassing you do you Danny?”

“Hmmm…” Danny murmured still not looking up from his plate.

Both Esme and Farah sat quietly listening to the conversation. While Farah sat shovelling her food into her mouth oblivious of anything else, Esme watched on surveying her brother’s uncomfortable face.  She could sense that something was not quite right.

“So when are you seeing her next,” Carter continued with his interrogation.

“Tomorrow after school if that’s ok,” Danny replied.

“Of course it is. But remember we want to meet her soon. It must be getting serious the amount of time you two spend together.”

“OK OK,” Danny snapped back.  Esme watched on, there was definitely something more to this than Danny was letting on.

Even though kids finished school later than the teenagers, Esme decided to skip her last period and follow Danny to his meeting with his girlfriend.  She knew that the girl did not go to the same school as them but where did she come from?  What was Danny trying to hide?

As Danny crossed over into the city centre, Esme trailed behind keeping a safe distance between her and her brother so he would not notice her.  Every now and again he would turn his head and she would have to duck behind a pillar or post to shield herself.

All the way up through Bridgeport they strolled, out of the centre and into the downtown district.  Esme was beginning to think Danny was leading her on a wild goose chase when he finally stopped at an apartment block and went in.

She ran across the road narrowly missing the traffic and followed Danny on it. When she went through the heavy doors he was nowhere to be seen and Esme figured he must have gone up in the elevator already.  She peered at the intercom system for the flats but did not recognise any of the names. She considered pressing them all but then Danny would know she had been following him.  She had no option other than to give up – for now.

She headed back out on the street and headed up a couple of blocks to her favourite shop, The Trinket Emporium.  It sold everything and anything – knickknacks, clothes, jewellery and make-up!

The moment she walked through the door of the shop, it felt like home. She followed the same path from door to stand and glared down at what she had come here for. A beam of light appeared to shine from the casing around it and Esme could almost hear the make-up box calling out to her.

“Hey Esme,” the shopkeeper called out to her. It was Annabel her cousin who worked at the shop part time after school each day. “You’re not looking at that make-up box again are you?”

“Just checking it’s still here,” Esme called back. “My parents say that if I help out enough around the house they will buy it for me. I think it will be mine soon.”

“Well good for you kiddo.  Keep up the good work.”

Esme took one look back at the make-up box and headed out.  One day it will be mine, she thought to herself stealing one last glance.

She headed back out onto the street and glanced down at the apartment block Danny had disappeared into earlier.  Suddenly he emerged through the doors in the company of a girl.  But even from this distance Esme could see that she was no teenager, she looked like a fully grown woman.  What was Danny doing?

Esme followed the twosome down the street, ducking and diving behind garbage cans and walls. Eventually they entered a small park and Esme hid behind a tree watching as Danny and the lady sat on a bench having a heated conversation.

She tried to stay as hidden as possible but as she leaned forward straining to hear what they were saying, Danny suddenly looked up and caught her eye.  “Esme I can see you,” he called out.  She was busted!

“Is this your girlfriend,” Esme asked moving towards her brother. 

Danny and the lady let out a little laugh.  “No Esme,” Danny said, “this is my mother!”

“No she’s not,” Esme cried! “Mum’s your mum!”

“I think I better be going,” Sadie said standing up and hugging Danny goodbye.  Esme watched as she waltzed out the park.  Good riddance, she thought.  How dare this woman pretend she was Danny’s mother!

“Esme sit down,” Danny said taking a seat on the bench.  Esme did as she was told and hopped on next to her brother.  “Esme, you know that our mum is not my real mother.  That I was born before dad and her got together right?”

Esme thought hard.  She did know this.  She had been told before but she had just forgotten, had pushed it to the back of her mind like a mistake she didn’t want to face up to. “So if that lady’s your mum, then where has she been all this time,” she asked.

“Away,” Danny replied looking somewhere off into the distance. He went silent and then looked back at Esme.  “But now she’s back you have to make me a promise Esme.  You have to promise me you won’t tell anyone about her, not even mum and dad. Got it?!”

“Why not?”

“You just can’t. It will upset them and we don’t want that.  Now just promise you won’t tell anyone. Please?”

“Ok,” Esme replied very confused.  “I promise Danny.”

“Thank you, this means a lot to me.  Now let’s go home, I’m sure mum is wondering where you are by now.”

The next day was a Saturday.  Esme rose early like she did every Saturday and set about with her chores.  By the time the rest of the family were up everything was done.  Her plan to be the best daughter possible was working and she knew it was high time her parents rewarded her.  “Dad can I have a word,” she said pulling Carter aside after he had finished washing up the breakfast dishes.

“Of course you can, what’s up kid?”

“Well I just wanted to talk about my chores.  I have been helping around the house for a while now and been a good girl like you asked.  Well I was wondering when I was going to be getting make-up case.  I think I more than deserve it by now?”

“Esme darling,” Carter sighed.  “We never promised you that you were going to get the make-up case.  We discussed this with you before and we already told you that you are far too young for makeup.  Remember we said that when you are older and if you are a good girl then we will buy it for you.  So until you are a teenager, I’m afraid it’s just not going to happen.”

“You’re so unfair,” Esme shrieked stamping her feet and jumping up and down.  “I hate you,” she hollered pushing her dad away from her as he tried to hug her and running out the door.  How can they do this to me, she screamed inside her head.

Even though she knew she was now allowed to, she got on the subway and headed into downtown Bridgeport.  She sprinted up to The Trinket Emporium with only determination in her mind.

As she entered, Annabel had her back to her and was chatting on the phone.  “He said what…. No way….dump him Jenny….”

Esme crept in behind her cousin and over to the display unit without her noticing.  She stroked the leather casing of the makeup box and breathed in its chalky smell.  Adrenalin was running through her and she knew it was now or never.  She once again peeked at Annabel and then with one swift stroke she scooped the box up and shoved it into her pocket.

She then ran as fast as her legs would take her. Across the floor, out the door, down the stairs and out onto the sidewalk.  She did not look back once.

“Danny can I have a word,” Annabel asked the next Monday at school.

“Sure thing cous, what’s up?”

“I don’t really know how to tell you this but I thought you should know.” She leant in and whispered into his ear.

“Esme where is it,” Anna roared storming into her daughter’s bedroom.

“Where’s what mummy,” Esme angelically replied pushing the makeup box under the bed with her foot.

“Don’t where’s what me young lady, you know what I am talking about.  Where is the make-up case?”

“I don’t have a make-up case,” Esme replied.  “You and daddy said I couldn’t have it remember?”

“You can stop with that tone right now.  I know that you stole the make-up case Esme.  Annabel saw you and told your brother.  Now you have to the count of five to give it to me or I’m calling your father!”

Esme could feel her heart pounding through her chest. She was going to kill Danny for telling on her.  “One,” Anna pronounced.  Esme stood still glaring at her mother with extreme animosity.

“Two,” Anna continued.  Still Esme did not budge.  “Three!  Four!”

“OK OK,” Esme cried crouching down and pulling the box from out under her bed and reluctantly handing it to her mother. 

“I am so disappointed with you right now that I can’t even look at you.  Stay in your room until you’re father gets home and then we will come and speak to you about your behaviour.”  Anna stormed out with Esme’s prized makeup box under her arm leaving Esme fuming.

She waited until she could hear her mother’s footsteps disappear downstairs then she tiptoed out of her room and thundered into Danny’s room.  This was all his fault.

“I can’t believe you told her,” she screamed at the top of her lungs at her brother.

Danny looked back at his sister and then turned off the treadmill.  He gently eased himself off and picked up a towel mopping the back of his neck.  Esme could tell he was being so slow just to annoy her.

“Well you should not have been stealing and lying to mum and dad then,” he finally replied.

“You’re a fine one to talk,” Esme cried.

“That’s different,” Danny replied. 

“No its not. You don’t mind lies you just want to be the one to control them.  You’re the one lying to mum and dad about having a girlfriend when in fact you’re really seeing your real mum!”

“You’re doing what,” came a small voice from the doorway. Both Danny and Esme spun round to see Anna looking like she had been slapped in the face.


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58 Responses to Chapter 3.9 – Lies

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yay my first ever FIRST! hahhahhahah
    anyway I loved it. naughty danny and esme and poor anna. Farrah is such a good child in comparison to the whole family heheh. xx

  2. Radke Legacy says:

    Wow I think I am the first one! That is a first! I love that Danny is seeing his mom, I think that is really awesome!

  3. seaweedy says:

    I hope his parents won’t be too upset. I thought surely Esme was going to blackmail Danny into buying her the case. I hope she learned her lesson.

  4. Esther says:

    Wow, Danny seeing his mother, I wonder what will happen….. And Esme is naughty naughty, but I kind of lik her. Great chapter as always and I am loooking forward to the next! 🙂 xx

  5. Oh Lord. says:

    Wow, can’t wait until the next chapter, great work!

  6. nightrain17 says:

    How could Esme steal like that! Naughty little thing 😦 And how could Danny go behind his parents back and see Sadie. Carter is gonna kill him

  7. hannahthesimmingfool says:

    Wow… Sadie looked broke compared to when she was with Carter in her dress… what happened?!
    Naughty, naughty Esme!
    Great chapter!! 😀

  8. TWS1996 says:

    Ah poo

  9. zimmya says:

    OH NO!

  10. Lexi says:

    Oh wow! I knew Danny’s girlfriend wasn’t really a girlfriend, but I had no idea it would be his mother! I hope Anna and Carter aren’t too mad at him. They should put their anger out on their little thief instead not someone who was hanging out with his mom!
    Great chapter, by the way 🙂

  11. Kori says:

    been a while since I have been on and I have to say that the blond and her children are the ulgiest sims you have done so far.

  12. 14heartgirl says:

    I love it that Danny is reunited with his mum, I just feel bad for Anna. I hope she will heal and understand. And I love Esme role she’s so sneaky,it makes the story more interesting.Thanks for posting this. 🙂

  13. Personally I think they’re going to be more upset that he’s lying to them about it, rather than seeing his real Mum.

    Esme is such a little brat.

  14. Amy6 says:

    Aww poor Anna! But Danny has a right to see his mother!

  15. Slushie says:

    I agree, I think Danny has a right to see his biological mother (even though I personally don’t think she’s a very nice person). I hope his parents will understand.

    Esme might seem a bit naughty, but I think she’s interesting!

    Hopefully we will get to know Farah a bit more now that we know how Esme and Danny are like.

  16. Chellekaz says:

    Awww poor Anna, she didn’t deserve to find out about Sadie the way that she did but Danny also shouldn’t’ve been hiding from them.

    Little Esme really does have a bit of a wild-child streak in her, doesn’t she? Nothing but trouble and a handful and a half even when she’s being nice.

    When do we get to meet Farah a little bit more? Esme can’t steal ALL the thunder

    Where did you get Anabel’s hair from?

    http://theclarkes.wordpress.com

  17. Poodle says:

    Oh, Anabelle has LOVELY eyes! Theyre so prettyyy!
    Okay, i know what your thinking “Thats all shes got”
    Well NO.
    I am jsut lasy rith now as u can se from my amazin typin

  18. Tawny says:

    Its over? You ended the chapter already? Whens the next one?! XD

  19. Emy says:

    Aww, poor Anna. I think the parents will be more hurt/cross that he’s been lying to them, rather than that he’s been seeing his real mother.

    Esme’s so naughty, but I love her. XD

  20. Great chapter! It was so suspenseful!!!

  21. Esme really is a brat though. I really can’t wait till the next chapter! I want to see what will happen to Danny!

  22. Natt says:

    At the moment I really adore little Farah, lol. I used to be a huge Danny fan but I can’t believe he’s actually talking to his mother!

  23. Lexi says:

    Oh and hey. I just now realized. This generation is almost to a close and the voting will be soon. 😀 I’m sooo excited for the teenage live of Esme. She’s so interesting.

  24. dorkney says:

    I don’t like Esme…at all.

  25. singer14 says:

    WOAH. UH OH. YIKES. But Danny has a right to see his mom, but shouldn’t be lieing about it. And why does he WANT to see her? She LEFT him. And at least Esme didn’t tell anyone on purpose. I was worried she was gonna be real mean and tell on purpose.

  26. Carebear728 says:

    Esme is such a brat! I thought she might tell on purpose and am happy it was by accident.

    Danny is my favorite!

    -P.S. can you please check out my new legacy…thedresdenlegacy.wordpress.com

  27. Dreamy Underwood says:

    OMG, I understand why Danny wanted to see Sadie and he should of tried to tell his Father on time but he kept it a secret. Esme is a little Kepto Brat and Farah is a sweet and sooooo diffrent from her sister sort like Charlie (Jr.) and Carter but any new from Brendan and his family ?

  28. Kerr says:

    Comment: *being unrealted* I just realised something. I’ve been looking for the red couches in the living room for ages, and finally found them! You got the from Holy Simoly, didn’t you?

    • StarSarah says:

      Possibly – i have no memory i download so much! Well done for finding them x

      • Kerr says:

        Thanks! I realised when scarletsimphony (author of The Creeper Legacy and The Chim Chim Cheree legacy) redecorated for gen. six. You should really read her legacy if you haven’t already. It’s really funny. Go on! Read it! I know I’m being tempting!

  29. Monique says:

    Sarah, obviously I’m still following your legacy, and I try to read it every once in a while.

    Though, I’d like to let you know I finally restarted writing a legacy. I stopped the Star Legacy, as the game crashed at times, but I have just started a new one. I’m taking a different approach this time, and am using blogspot instead. I was just hoping to be able to announce myself to you and hope you are willing to read it! I’ve only yet started, and might not be able to update that often at this time (as I’m still in the States), but hopefully will keep on doing it and updating more frequently in like.. two months or something!

  30. Sims3Rocks says:

    Awesome chapter, I haven’t commented in a while. Danny should’ve just told he was going to see Sadie, but I guess he might’ve been scared his dad would refuse, SMH at Esme, patience little grasshopper, you’d think she would’ve gotten the message by now.
    2 Questions:
    Did Farrah grow up in the last chapter or am I not paying attention, lol?
    And did your camera get fuzzy, I mean the pictures look a little different this chapter.

    • StarSarah says:

      Hey stranger 🙂

      Yes Farah did age up in the last chapter. She is only a year younger than Esme so was pretty quick behind her in growing up – i just didnt document it. I was not aware my pics were fuzzy – how strange. How do you mean? Like not as good quality? x

      • Sims3Rocks says:

        Hmm, I think it might’ve been my computer, because on mobile wordpress the pictures look normal, I could’ve been imagining, lol.

  31. Berry says:

    Awwwww!! Poor Anna 😦

  32. Brogan says:

    Danny’s still my favourite. I don’t know if I would have given the person who just walked out on me a second chance though… And risk hurting all the people that actually loved me… But whatever, each to his own I guess…

  33. Em says:

    Oh Esme is so naughty but for some reason I love her =D

  34. kara says:

    love it(:
    esme is soo pretty.

  35. Jillian says:

    Gah. Esme is awful. I feel so bad for Anna, but I hope she doesn’t take it personally. I mean.. it’s natural for Danny to want to know about his biological mother.

    – Jill
    http://wallacelegacy.wordpress.com

  36. snapcarolina says:

    Nice chapter Sarah 😉 Esme is so naughty, it makes me sad. I feel for Anna, with all this Danny drama and everything.
    Farah is a cutie. One question, I noticed in Family profiles that Anna’s LTW is surrounded by family. Do you plan on fulfulling it? JW since you have 3 kids, lol
    x c

  37. threescompanylegacy says:

    hey starsarah, LOVE ur legacy. Just created a new one plz check it out and comment, i would be so appreciaitve

  38. funnyfuzzy96 says:

    I think Danny shouldn’t have lied about who he was seeing, even though his parents probably don’t approve.
    Esme really shouldn’t have done that, it would have been wiser to wait. But it still makes for a good story.
    I really want to see more of Farah, we hardly know her, and she is a little cutie.

  39. Caitlyn!(: says:

    woah! when did Farah grow up? haha! well good chapter… Esme is bad, but i like her! shes so pretty!

  40. rissanicole says:

    I don’t like Danny at all. Esme is wild but interesting, and seems a bit perceptive. She is interesting. I really want to see more of Farah! She is rarely mentioned and we know nothing about her!I hope the next chapter is more about her and less about Esme .

  41. lindseypie says:

    poor anna. 😦
    at first I thought Danny was with Charlie’s wife!

  42. jalice4eva says:

    ohhhhh. i hate esme. ill be pissed if shes the heir.

  43. dinkyjen says:

    Aww, I don’t blame Danny for wanting to see his real Mum, but he should have told Anna and Carter. Great Chapter! x

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