Chapter 5.8 – The Family Girl

This time there was no hiding, there was no denial and there was no rejection.  Joe Starr was cherished and celebrated the moment it was known he was growing in his mummy’s tummy and when he was born, everyone was with Georgia at her bedside to welcome him into the world. 

Unlike his sister’s, his hair was dark like his dads, with olive skin and bright green eyes that seemed to twinkle at anyone who he looked at.  Even though so far he looked a spitting image of Luke, Georgia swore she spotted the slight tinges of flecked red in his hair and that his features actually bore much of a resemblance to her.  But she let Luke believe he was a clone of him, she knew Luke had been eager for a boy.

Sadly, Alfie never lived long enough to meet Joe.  He passed away on December the 11th; a week before Joe came tearing into the world.  Esme took his passing the hardest and wept at his grave every day for a month.

Sometimes Georgia would hear her mother muttering to herself.  And one time whilst out shopping she was sure she saw her mum slip an apple into her pocket without paying.  But Esme was too old and stubborn to confront so Georgia left her to it understanding that everyone deals with grief in their own ways.

The twins adored their new baby brother. They had been nagging Georgia for another sibling since the day they could talk.  They treated him as their own baby, wheeling him around in their doll prams and dragging him into the sandpit to have tea parties with them.

But there was also another reason to love their baby brother, the blame game!  If they knocked something over they would blame it on Joe. If they played a prank on their mother like putting a whoopee cushion under her seat – they would blame it on Joe.

“Joe put it there, Joe put it there,” they would shriek hardly able to speak they were giggling so much.

Anything they did bad – little Joe was put straight in the firing line.  But Georgia and Luke weren’t stupid. If it were a silly accident or a joke like the whoopee cushion they would play along with the girls pretending to reprimand Joe even though he didn’t care, he was too young and far too excitable to understand what was going on.

But if it were something more serious like smashing a vase or dropping their brother, then they would call the girls on it and they were either sent to their room without supper or had something like their stereo confiscated.  Individually the girls were naughty, but together they were wicked!

Even though they did not have to choose their lifetime wishes yet the girls talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up all the time changing their minds on a weekly basis.  One week they wanted to be a fashion designer like their mother. And then the next week they wanted to be a couple of princesses waiting for their handsome prince to come and rescue them. 

When Joe turned one, they wanted to be dancers.  Georgia spent hours wiling away at her sewing machine making the girls the most fabulous outfits.  The moment they saw they squealed with delight and from that day on they refused to take them off. 

“Come on you two.  Tutu’s off – its time for your bath.” 

“Noooo,” they would scream running round the house.  “We won’t take them off!” 

It would take Georgia at least an hour to catch the girls and strip them so she could scrub them down and wash the tutus.  Izzy and India screamed the whole time. 

To curb their dancing obsession, Georgia enrolled the twins in afterschool ballet classes.  For the first week they came home every day and practised putting on a show for the family.

“Wow,” they would gasp trying to make the girls feel as special as possible. 

“That was amazing,” Luke would clap stealing a look at his wife and rolling his eyes. 

“Indi, Izzy dance,” Joe would coo from his front row seat on the floor.

But as was the case with most things when it came to the twins, India and Izzy’s enthusiasm for dance soon waned and they were pleading with their mum to pull them from dance classes. 

“But what happened.  I thought you loved dancing,” Georgia asked. 

“Yeah but its sooo boring mum,” Izzy complained.  “And Miriam Sanchez is a cheerleader so we want to do that now!” 

“Who’s Miriam Sanchez,” Georgia asked getting very confused.

India and Izzy looked at each other and rolled their eyes.  “God your so clueless mum.” 

“Yeah,” Izzy piped in. “Miriam Sanchez is only the most amazing pop star in the world.”  “Duh,” India finished off. 

Nothing like a couple of nine year olds to make you feel old, Georgia thought.

So that was that.  India and Izzy went to school the next day in their brand new cheerleader costumes ready to try out for the squad.  Georgia prayed they would get in and stay in as she was exhausted with their constant mind changing!

Georgia’s days had become one of routine.  She would get up, make the kids breakfast, make sure the girls got off to school ok and then drop Joe off at his Day-care.   It was run by a lovely lady who had been looking after the toddlers of Bridgeport for decades and Joe adored her.  The moment Georgia dropped him off; he would cling to Mrs Butterfield like a spider monkey screaming for his favourite book to be read to him. 

Being free from children for a few hours a day was a welcome relief for Georgia as not only was she still working part time at the Boutique, but she was also pregnant again!

“Sit down sit down,” Madame Dubois would fuss every day when Georgia would turn up for work. 

“Stop fussing will you,” Georgia replied batting her arm away. 

“I do worry about you Georgia. You have three children to take care of, another on the way, a husband and an elderly mother.  You need to take it eazy!” 

“I’m fine,” Georgia snapped.  And she was.  Despite the bad back and the swollen ankles she was just grateful to be able to bear Luke’s children at all.  Plus she loved her job. 

She was now Head Stylist and had built up a large portfolio of customers from across town. With her keen eye for fashion and her stylish bravura, Dubois was no longer a place full of pensioners and trailer park trash.  High profile men and woman from across the city now flocked to the little boutique in their droves to be styled by the notorious Georgia Starr. 

Sometimes she had to make house calls.  The client in question was either too busy or too high-profile to make it to the boutique so Georgia would go to them, carting her trunk of make-up and outfits for them to try on and styling them for maybe a big party or Red Carpet Premier. 

“Georgia, why don’t you come on tour with me,” asked famous movie actress Jessica Lee one day when she was styling her for a Red Carpet event.  “I have to go all over the world for my next movie release and need a woman I can trust.  I’ll pay you well.”

Georgia would have been lying if she was not tempted by the offer. But all she had to think of was her children and Luke back home and knew the answer was no. 

“But can’t your husband look after the children,” Jessica whined when Georgia gave her her answer. 

“No not really.  My husband works too I’m afraid so my family really need me here.” 

And it was true; Luke had gotten himself a job! 

Georgia had never forgotten the conversation she had had with Luke the night before they got back together under the stars – about his dreams of becoming an astronaut and his frustration of his accident ripping away any chances of fulfilling his ambition.   The conversation played over and over in her mind and she would often spot Luke late at night staring into his telescope, a faraway look of sadness in his face.   

Getting Jin Ling on board had just been Stage One of her mission to revive Luke.  Stage Two was getting pregnant. Then finally Stage Three was resurrecting Luke’s career. And it had not been an easy one.  Firstly, although Jin Ling was a miracle man they all knew and had accepted that Luke would never ever be 100% again – his injuries were too severe for that. He would always walk with a limp and he would never be fit enough to go up in a Space Shuttle.  Luke got opportunities to work around Bridgeport in varies vocations including being a Corporate Drone at Doo Peas Corporate Tower. Or a Ballot Counter at City Hall. He was even offered a job as a Bed Pan cleaner at the hospital which he happily turned down.  His passion lay with the army and Georgia convinced him that he should not stand for second best even if he would never be an astronaut.

Therefore Stage Three commenced with Luke going back to school. As money was not an issue for them he signed up to full time classes at Bridgeport City College majoring in Engineering. 

Although Luke had never been very academic, he pushed himself day and night studying hard and completing his course in a record two years. 

The day after his graduation he got a job as an Engineer for the military.  And by the time another set of twins came along, he was the head of his department in charge of top secret assignments.  He would never be on the front line, or visit the moon, but he could gaze up at the stars every day and help the rest of his team and that was enough for him.

Georgia and Luke named their new twins Kirk and Karis!

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62 Responses to Chapter 5.8 – The Family Girl

  1. sachaxbeswick says:

    first commment!

  2. sachaxbeswick says:

    Woo hooo! The chapter is here.

    Great chapter Sarah…. As usual. Wow! 3 children in one chapter.
    I am totally looking forward to seeing the girls grow into teenagers and be even more beautiful. I bet they are total troublemakers. Just like their Grandma!
    When will the next update be?
    ❤ u!

  3. ne0cats says:

    best chapter so far!!!

  4. horsesrox76 says:

    Second comment? 😀

  5. Luna says:

    Haha, Kirk looks like Georgia and Karis looks just like her father! So cute! ❤
    Nice update 😀

  6. horsesrox76 says:

    Awww Alfie died, RIP 😦 But twins! I guess all sadness has a bright side 😀 Totally love Karis ❤ I wonder how the cheerleader girls will hold up 😉 😛 I can see them being the popular girls thats for sure!

  7. Auryyy says:

    yayyyy babies!!! 😀 😀 😀
    and omg rip Alfie. I almost thought Esme was going to be a criminal again. 😦
    nice chapter<3

  8. Becci says:

    Ah I was praying for Juliet haha but oh well. Yay finally a big family and all the kids are soooo cute. Im loving the older twins story for sure!!

  9. fridaiinitee says:

    Omgg..! Joe is soooo adorable 😀 I’m soo happy for gorgia , but if i was her i’d go on the tour ;p
    Happy holidays everyone..!
    April x

    • fridaiinitee says:

      Oh and i forgot to add that kirk looks sooo much like georgia..! And karis looks soo like luke 😀 Oh i just love in-game kids ;P

  10. xtremesims says:

    Awww the children are lovely. Alfie will be missed I hope Esme does not resort back to her old ways at her age.

  11. Katherine says:

    loved it

  12. karalovessims says:

    love it [:
    i wonder what would have happened if georgia had taken the job. maybe she’ll have second thoughts .. ? [;

  13. Bubii says:

    OMG! Five children! There was no bigger family until now! Yay!! 😀
    Alfie, NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! 😥

    Lovely chapter, apart from Alfie’s death. 🙂

    More,more,more,more!! 😀

  14. Lexi says:

    This chapter was absolutely ADORABLE! India and Izzy are so funny and Joe is adorable and then when I found out Georgia was pregnant again, I was shocked! Three babies in one chapter!!? I think this is the most babies a Starr heir has ever had!

  15. Glacia says:

    love it 😀
    Kirk and Joe are very handsome and Karis is gorgeous(the twins are beutiful too of course)!

  16. Glacia says:

    Oops! I meant beautiful! 🙂

  17. Roxy says:

    Awww this is a great chapter. I love it how Georgia is excelling and how Luke is finally back to work. The first set of twins are adorable and super funny. They have kind of big noses but I’m sure they’ll grow into them. It always happens in my game like that. Joe is cute. And, the newest set of twins are too. I like the names. I have a feeling that Georgia is going to have a nervous breakdown though if she keeps putting herself last. She always puts her kids and Luke first alll the time. She should take some time and do something for herself.

    Chapter 2.2 just got posted 🙂

  18. RIP Alfie 😦
    Awwweee! 2 sets of twins in 1 generation! Good luck with them! Haha. Georgia needs to put herself first sometimes! It’s okay to do that! 🙂
    Lovely chapter, as usual!

  19. Nice chapter! I’m excited to see the twins age up into teenagers, see if there is any difference in their appearance. and I was totally surprised that Georgia was pregnant again considering that you only have like 3 kids max (usually). Also I like the idea of combining the parents hair colors. Excited to read more!

  20. Dannielle says:

    Wow! Those twins couldn’t be more different from each other!

    • But didn’t they have a different third trait? I remember the last time I looked at the family profiles the twins did not have the rebellious trait. oh well, its probably going to make the story more interesting. I just hope that they don’t remain carbon copies of each other when they get older

    • Tawny says:

      The only difference is the eyebrows and the beauty mark.

  21. Dreamy Underwood says:

    5 Children, Also , Starving Alfie, tut tut. Also, Esme the kleptomaniac as ever.

  22. Dahlia says:

    When I was looking at the family profiles page, I noticed Esme still had her Kleptomaniac trait! I thought it would come into play later 🙂
    And good for Luke, getting back into the Military career.
    P.S. I would love it if you could check out my legacy! You inspired me!
    That was a long comment!

  23. Tawny says:

    Simply wonderful! I cant wait till the twins become teens 🙂

    • Tawny says:

      I just noticed that the way Karis points her finger looks very teacher like. It would be funny if she tried to boss Kirk around XD

  24. spongeb0berz says:

    They sure do have there hands full with 5 kids! Wowee!


  25. Jedidiah says:

    What a beautiful family. I’m positive Luke will make it with hard work and the great support of his family. Love the Izzy and India, they are so cute, blaming oblivious Joe… lol. The second set of twins are adorable. But Georgia’s boss is right, she def spread herself very thin with 5 kids and that mom of hers.

  26. mackenziie says:

    The kids are super cute! Any chance of you uploading Luke & Georgia?

  27. Hey sarah!
    I hope you don’t mind, but I put links to all of your legacies on my links page. Is that OK with you?
    Thought I’d just check.
    ❤ u!

  28. Minty says:

    Aww R.I.P Alfie. I think Karis is definitely the cutest so far closely followed by Joe.

  29. Malinahona says:

    Loved this chapter! I have a feeling that Joe will be the heir, or one of the second set of twins.

  30. Alexandra says:

    You know who those two trouble making red-heads remind me of? The Weasley twins Fred and George from the Harry Potter books! I love it! I’m sure they will be just as amusing and sassy when they grow into teenagers – can’t wait!

  31. lckygrl1975 says:

    Joe was so cute and new twin a very busy house and poor Esme losing Alfie 😦

  32. jalice4eva says:

    Aww. the little girl’s adorable!

  33. Love all the babies! I winced a little at what you put at the beginning about Joe tearing into the world LOL

  34. gabbyg says:

    ooo, awesome chapter! Kirk and Karis are soooo cute! they might be my favorite so far!
    not to be trouble or anything, but where did you get the yellowtank top Georgia’s wearing for maternity wear?
    cant wait until next chapter!!!! 😀

  35. jeremina5 says:

    Well, well…aren’t they a couple of mating rabbits! The kids are Sooo cute!

  36. dorkney says:

    All the heirs have been famous for something! That’s why they’re the Starrs! Love the chapter! The twins and Joe are adorable ❤

  37. ATMzie says:

    I love the third picture where Esme is stealing the apple, Georgia looks so confused.

  38. Caz says:

    Three new babies in one chapter! That was definitely unexpected. Can’t wait till they all grow up. Georgia and Luke are certainly gonna have their hands full with this brood 🙂
    And with 5 potentials, it’s gonna be an exciting race for heir!

    But Awww Alfie 😦 Shame he never lived long enough to see his 3 new grand children.

  39. Carebear728 says:

    So many babies! I love the twins they are so mischievous

  40. Whoa! That is a LOT of babies – way more than I expected! I love it =]

  41. Billy Thomas says:

    YAY NEW CHAPTER i loved it. 3 babies in 1 chapter NEW RECORD, such there toddlers this far in the generation will their be more than 10 chapters, hmmm so far i luv the oldest twins or Karis what a name i love it ive never heard it before, where you get it from, this family reminds me abit of the first gen shenston children, too -billy XOXOXO

  42. Billy Thomas says:

    Oh and as CAZ said this will be a very exciting race for the heir

  43. Tree says:

    When I saw the girls in their tutus, I was like, “Hey, I’m a ballerina too!” 😀 Luke and Georgia are both so different looking from the usual sims that you have, it’s going to be interesting to see how the kids look as they age into teens.

    Also, I was just looking at the family tree, and HOLY COW!! Farah’s daughter Janey is GORGEOUS! I thought Amy was beautiful but wow! hehe 🙂 Farah sure did make some good looking kids…

  44. 5 children are a lot for a couple, but I’m sure they can handle it. I’m glad Luke is doing well now, and Georgia is doing so well in her career too!

  45. oliviaaa says:

    Joe and the new twins are adorable!
    I hope this generation doesnt finish in 2 chapters or we might not be able to get to know the younger kids

  46. breep5 says:

    Another great chapter as always! I love all the new babies! Luke and Georgia are going to have their hands full. It’s sad that Alfie died, but he lived a full life. Poor Esme, now that Alfie’s gone she has gone back to her klepto style. Hopefully she will move on from her grief. This generation has probably been one of my favorites, all the drama and amazing story line. Can’t wait for the next chapter! Keep Writing!

  47. Kerr says:

    I HATE U SARAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY WERE ONLY SUPPOSED TO HAVE 1 MORE KID!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERISOUSLY!!!!!!! Ok, maybe i don’t hate u, but i am very offended. Well im not but u know what i mean. TRADITION BROKEN! Anyway, I love the kids.

  48. auburn101 says:

    India and Izzy are such troublemakers! I hope once they get older they won’t put Joe into TOO much trouble hehe. That’s lots of kids to care of! The house is goning to get quiet loud ! 😛 Wanted to point out that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your decorating! Everything fits so nicely and smooth. Great job!

    Auburn Legacy
    Can you comment on my newest chapter? Please and thanks! ^^

  49. Savannah (AKA: Poodle) says:

    Alfie STARVED??? Sarah, how could you!!
    Is Georgia still keeping up with old friends?
    LOVING the babies…children are the best thing that ever happend to the world
    Speaking of Georgia, a favorite name AND place of mine is Savannah, Georgia….you know, when you get down to the “S” sim 🙂 hehe
    Superexcited for the next chapter, cant wait to see how it all comes out

  50. Jay says:

    I love you legacy stories! I don’y know if this has been asked already but is Luke available for download?

  51. Nightrain17 says:

    Awwww the children are so adorable! But wow five children. Georgia is going to have her hands full! Izzy and India sound like gallons of trouble and I’m glad that Luke is on the right track!

  52. Berry says:

    Those twinsies are adorable CX

  53. Elli James says:

    Ack I just love this legacy so much! And I am so excited for the next child to be born!
    Great work! Can’t wait to read more.

  54. Deanna says:

    Re-reading through all these and just realized I don’t think I left a comment on this about how December 11th is my birthday. XD I was shocked when I read Alfie had died on my birthday. XD And did you just get fed up with Alfie and decide to kill him or was the starvation an accident? XD anyway, I LOVE your legacies. ^^ (I’ve read the Seraphine Legacy and decided to read the Starr Legacy since I finished the Seraphine. X3)

    • StarSarah says:

      To be honest that was not his gravestone. I accidently deleted his gravestone so had to just a random one in the graveyard – hense the starvation. Sorry x

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