Chapter 5.10 – Paranoia

When Luke came home from work later that night Georgia pretended to be asleep while he slipped beneath the covers next to her. Inside she was a wreck.  Not just because Luke had promised to be home for dinner, but still missed it – but because the seed of paranoia which was now not only planted in her brain, but was spouting at a hundred rates a minute.

Part of her wanted to confront him but she knew it was no good. He had made his position clear earlier that day when she had visited him at the base and had assured her that he was not cheating on her.  But what about the signs?  The late nights at the office?  The flirting with the receptionist?  When was the last time he laughed with her that way? It made Georgia feel sick inside to think of Luke with another woman but how could she prove it?

“Hello I am here to see Nigel Thompson.  My name is Georgia Starr.”

“Ah yes Mrs Starr, please take a seat, Nigel will be with you shortly he’s just finishing up with his last client.”

Georgia thanked the elderly receptionist and took a seat on the comfy sofa.  Her hands were trembling in her lap and she could not stop questioning if she was doing the right thing. 

Before she had a moment to ponder it another second the office door swung open and a lady emerged, weeping into her hands.

“I am very sorry to have bought you the news Mrs James but I always feel it is better to know these things.”

“I know Nigel and I am very grateful,” the weeping woman replied.  “It’s just a bit of a shock.”

“I can understand.  Now why don’t you go on over and see my receptionist and we can look at booking you a follow up appointment if you wish to take this further.” 

“Thank you Nigel, you have been very kind.”

“That’s what I’m here for.”  He patted the lady on the back and sent her over to the receptionist who greeted her with open arms.

Georgia could not tear her eyes from the lady.  Might this be her in a few days? 

“Mrs Starr?”

She was knocked out of her trance by the soothing sound of Nigel Thompson’s voice.  “Right this way Mrs Starr.”  He was beckoning her into his office. 

She fumbled to get off the sofa and told herself that if she wanted to back out, now was the time. But her feet knew what they wanted and they took her there, right into Nigel Thompson’s office.

“So Mrs Starr what can I do for you,” Nigel asked after they had both taken a seat on either side of his large oak desk. 

“I err…” She hesitated.  Where was she meant to start?  “I hear you are very good at following people.”

“That and other things,” Nigel replied.

“And uncovering secrets,” Georgia continued.

“I am very good at uncovering secrets,” Nigel said a mischievous grin on his face.

“I want you to follow my husband,” Georgia blurted out.

“I see,” Nigel said leaning back in his chair.  “And why would that be.”

“I think he’s having an affair.”  Saying it out loud made it ten times more real and Georgia felt on the cusp of bursting into tears.  “Well I don’t know if he is.  But I need to know.  I need you to find out.”

“That is something I can do,” Nigel replied pulling a tissue out of the tissue box and passing it to Georgia.  He had obviously done this many times before.

Over the next week Georgia felt like she was constantly balancing on the edge of mountain.  One moment she was safe, the next she was not.  Her stomach was in knots.  What would Nigel uncover?  Did she even want to know?  How can a person get a private detective to follow their own husband?  So many questions left unanswered.  Her mind was going mad with all the questions. If he could cheat with her all those years ago, surely he was capable of doing it again.   Arrrhhh stop thinking, she yelled at herself.

The only thing that really kept her sane was the kids.  She never thought that the kids would be the ones keeping her feet on the edge of the cliff; she had always thought they would be the ones to push her off. But being around them and their simplistic lives made her feel normal and comforted. 

Karis and Kirk were still trying their best to spend as little time inside the house as possible.  They had their own secret club and their clubhouse was their tree house they called “KK’s Den.”  There were strict rules when it came to their tree house:

  1. No grown-ups allowed
  2. No one could enter the tree house without their permission.
  3. To gain entry you had to know the secret tree knock
  4. Anyone who came into the tree house had to do whatever they said.

All their little friends from school would often come round and hang out with them in their Den, raiding their costume box and dressing up to play princesses and princes or monsters.  They would have water fights and get up to all sorts of mischief.  But Georgia did not mind just as long as she knew where they were and no one was getting hurt.

At school they both had lots of friends.  Unfortunately neither Karis nor Kirk were doing as well in their studies as they were in their social statuses.  Kirk had no interest in school work.  He just wanted to play sports.  His teachers called him a daydreamer but Georgia and Luke knew he was just not naturally studious.  But he did have other skills like throwing a football or inventing games to play. 

When kids were around him he seemed to command their attention and people hung on his every word.  They knew Kirk would be ok. 

Karis’s issue was a little different. She was a clever girl; everyone knew it and the teachers raved about her when she did apply herself.  But these times were few and far between because Karis simply had no desire to apply herself.  For one she hated any and all technology.  She shunned the TV, refused to play computer games with her brothers and when it came to doing her homework on the computer, she would coil away in horror choosing to not do her homework at all if she had to use a PC.

Instead Georgia would hold tea parties for her dolls and teddy bears or would just sit around singing to them, locked in her make believe world. No matter how much Luke and Georgia encouraged her it was no good, studying was just not something she was interested in.

Joe on the other hand was a whole different kettle of fish to his younger brother and sister.  He was all about his studies.  Unlike Karis he was not a natural scholar.  He had to work hard to get a straight B’ average and even then he struggled.  The lucky thing was that he loved to read.  His favourite subject at school was English literature and it was the only subject that he could A’s in. Joe would often be found sitting in a corner somewhere out of everyone’s way, scribbling in his notebook.

He would watch people without them realising, taking in their characters and turning them into stories.  Kirk and Karis were his greatest muses as they acted out plays, while Joe wrote it.  Inside he wished he could join in but he was more comfortable on the side-lines, out of everyone’s way.

He had tried to join in with them on occasion, giving in to Karis and Kirk’s pleas to play hopscotch with them at school.  To begin in with Joe found he was enjoying himself, tossing the marker and skipping through the squares.  A crowd even gathered around him and he started to show off.

But his victory was short lived as his feet soon got tangled up together as usual and he tripped himself up, flying onto the hard concrete ground.

The kids roared with laughter, pointing and jeering at him. Even Karis and Kirk could not stifle their amusement.

Joe scooped himself up off the ground and hanging his head in shame left the playground to retreat back into his corner swearing to himself that he would never let his clumsiness show him up again. It was just easier to keep to himself.  He was safe in his own company.

When it came to India and Izzy, they were becoming an enigma in the Starr household.  They had become the socialites of Bridgeport, being the star guests to most parties and sporting the latest fashions that were normally styled by their mother.  They were friendly, charismatic and oozed star quality.  Boys wanted to date them and girls wanted to be them. Together they were invisible. 

But that was the problem; they were not getting to be together so much anymore.  India had gotten herself a serious boyfriend.  And he wasn’t just any boyfriend, he was Mason Gosnell and Izzy was in love with him! She would watch from the side-lines as her twin sucked face with him bitter that she had lost her partner in crime but more angry because who had taken her.

It was a Friday evening when Georgia’s waiting and agony finally came to an end. Georgia found herself on her own at the house.  Kirk, Karis and Joe had gone to bed hours ago, India and Izzy were sleeping over at a friend’s house and Luke was working late.  Georgia took this quiet time to sketch a few fashion ideas she had had in her head for a while onto paper.  The house was silent except for the scraping of Georgia’s pencil on the piece of paper and she was able to lose herself in her work for the first time in a long time.

She felt her phone vibrating in her pocket and as she put down her pencil she wondered who could be calling her this late.  “Hello,” she said into the receiver not recognising the number.

“Hello Mrs Starr?  This is Nigel Thompson.  I have some news about your husband.  Are you able to come and meet me right away?”

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82 Responses to Chapter 5.10 – Paranoia

  1. Lilith Kawanami says:

    1st, and Eeep! I wonder what the news is! I really hope he isn’t cheating!!!

  2. ImJimmy says:

    2nd, OMG this such an exciting chapter, can’t wait to see what happens next :O!

  3. Anonymous says:

    3rd! OMG such agood chapter! cliff hanger!

  4. Brittany says:

    First time commenting ^.^ I’ve been following your legacy since the first one though. So much suspense with the phone call!

  5. Ohhh so exciting, can’t wait for the next chapter! P.s India is soooo pretty xx

  6. Bubii says:

    Interesting chapter! 🙂

  7. breep5 says:

    Oh, I really started liking Luke. I hope he doesn’t go and ruin their marriage. Maybe the reason that he’s been late and acting suspicious is because he’s planning a surprise for Georgia. All the children are absoulely beautiful. My favorite is Joe. He’s a middle child but at lest he is okay by being with himself. Karis and Kirk are hilarious, defiantly two little troublemakers. India and Izzy are really stunning, you can see why everyone wants to hang out with. I can’t wait for Joe, Karis and Kirk to become teens. I can’t wait to see what they look like!

  8. Sherlister says:

    So exciting! I hope Luke isn’t cheating!

  9. Lolo:) says:

    OMG!!!! I can’t wait to see what will happen 😉

  10. karalovessims says:

    so exciting! i love how each character has a story that is soon to be unfolded. I think Joe is going to become a great author. 😉 Like breep5 said, maybe Luke is planning a surprise? hopefully he’s not cheating! </3 can't wait for more! 😀

  11. Anonymous says:

    He probably isn’t cheating. He might be doing something so much more terrible that Georgia will forget about the cheating thing.

  12. Anonymous says:

    He probably isn’t cheating but the PI caught him doing something;)…..

  13. fifixxx says:

    11th comment lol, anyway I actually think he is cheating but I’d always thought Georgia was better off without him, Karis is my fave, for the 2nd heir I voted for April, 3rd for Charlie, 4th for Farrah, 5th for Howie so hope I finally get it right.

  14. fifixxx says:

    Oop forgot to say its a good update for my Birthday x yay for Bastille day birthdays! xxx

  15. Dreamy Underwood says:

    I was angry at Luke for not thinking Georgia would accept him after he returned from the war and I was never fully fond of him. Also, I just want Joe to win and become heir.

  16. Laura says:

    Hey Sarah! First time commenting! I LOVE your legacies!
    Hope Luke isn’t cheating…..:/

  17. I cant wait to see what the young ones look like as teens!
    And I hope Luke isnt cheating! 😦

  18. Sara says:

    For some reason, I don’t think he’s cheating. Maybe it was the solid chapter of buildup that made me think that it wasn’t or maybe it was just because I don’t want that to be true.

  19. zimmya says:

    O M G! I wonder what the news is?! OMG x2! What if Nigel says that he wants to be her husband?! I like making up stratergies lol x

  20. sachaxbeswick says:

    You devious Writer.

    I actually feel like biting something now, because I am so frustrated. I. WANT. TO. KNOW. WHAT. HAPPENS!
    is it possible that the runners up will be included in the story too? *coughs* HINT! *coughs*

  21. sachaxbeswick says:

    BTW, when will the next update be?

  22. Minty says:

    Hmm interesting…I wonder what Luke has been up to?

  23. meggyreap says:

    oh the suspense! i hope he isn’t cheating, it’ll break poor Georgia’s heart

  24. lordofpie86 says:

    Hello, i have been following this legacy since the very first chapter, this is my first time commenting, and i just want to say…………… Blarfigglewhitzerssnotz, Also i love the legacy.

  25. jaec52609 says:

    i hope luke isnt tht stupid to throw away his entire family on an affair

  26. miroDreamer says:

    poor georgia! hate to say it, but im really interested with india and izzy for this chapter. id hate to see them split up over some stupid boy

  27. Amanda says:

    Great Chapter!!! I am so anxious to find out what happens next. I really hope Luke isn’t cheating on her, cause that would be sad. I have no clue what will happen next, but I’m sure it will be exciting whatever it is!

  28. foofu8991 says:

    Wow!!! I wonder what the news will be!!! Hmm..?? Indiana and Izzy are crazy if they break their frendship up over a guy!!! Why cant they see that?? Wait i know why!! They r sims duh!!!

  29. pineapple275 says:

    I feel like he’s gonna tell her that he’s cheating when he’s not just to make her pay for more appointments… that or Luke’s embarrassed about something he doesn’t want the family to see. Maybe his leg isn’t doing well again…

  30. Elisaa says:

    Omg, i need to now what he said. Can’t wait.

  31. sachaxbeswick says:

    Hope you dont mind me pointing out that georgia is 37, and the twins are 15. I though Georgia had the twins as a teenager?
    Lots of Love

  32. Deanna says:

    I really can’t wait for the next update. ^-^ I had the idea that for once one of your legacies would allow for a couple to stay together through the whole thing, but I’m starting to think that Luke might be ruining it. XD I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt, though. No matter how much I don’t want to… XD

    • StarSarah says:

      Lots of the couples stayed together! Allie and Tom, Carter and Anna, Esme and Alfie – so far all have stayed together except Bella and Charlie. Im not that morbid with relationships! xx

      • Anonymous says:

        maybe she meant as in Carter and Sadie relationship didnt last and Esme and Jace.
        Btw I still miss Charlie. 😥

  33. Billy Thomas says:

    loved the chapter, i strangely hope Luke is cheating on Georgia, since the start i have hated him,
    also i know its a bit away but some girls name and boys name.
    boys: Landon, Liam, Laszlo
    girls: Loretta, Lavinia, Lexi

  34. jalice4eva says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN’T END IT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Anonymous says:

    what a cliff hanger! nice one Sarah, can’t wait for the next!

  36. Carebear728 says:

    I love the update on all the kids and Idk I just don’t think he’s cheating

    • Amanda says:

      I don’t think he’s cheating either, maybe something top secret army stuff going on that he cant tell Georgia about. Cheating makes me sad. Georgia has already been through so much, I don’t want her to suffer anymore. If he IS cheating. I hope he gets….crabs. If the sims could get them. lol. Then she can find someone who deserves her 🙂

  37. Oh geez! I hate cliffhangers!

  38. Anonymous says:

    NOOOOOO!!!! ): can’t wait for next updateeee (:

  39. I love your legacy it always has me at the edge of my seat! Can’t wait for the next one!

  40. ATMzie says:

    *bites nails in suspense*

  41. Em says:

    Great chapter! I hope the news will be good and that he’s not having an affair, I like Luke so I don’t want them to break up

  42. jojoba25 says:

    GAHHH Cliffhangers:) The kids are stunning as always…you always have beautiful genes in the legacies you write<3

  43. Eila Mcg says:

    Great chapter! I hope that Luke isn’t having an affair.. Really cannot wait for the next chapter x 🙂

  44. ieheli says:

    Hi! I wanted to point out one mistake. When you are telling about Karis, you wrote Georgia’s name. (:
    And I’m waiting for the next chapter! Soo interesting!

  45. Becci says:

    Surely Not!!! SURELY!

  46. huffletuff says:

    I kinda hope that Luke’s cheating, I never really liked him. But I have a feeling that whatever it is they’ll end up working it out in the end.

    I have that All Time Low t-shirt that you used on mason in real life 😀
    What website did you get it from?

  47. sims3master says:

    I really hope Luke is not cheating. Luke is just to nice!!

  48. kama674 says:

    Great chapter! Can’t wait to find out what happens next but Luke better be NOT cheating on her! Update soon, please!

    ~Kama 😀

  49. Anonymous says:

    Hi 🙂 this is my first time commenting as I dont have an account but I have followed you from the Shenston legacy and never commented but I hope to start now… I love Joe 🙂 and this was a very suspensful chapter.

    Hugs :),

  50. BETHANY says:


  51. Casey says:

    Love your legacy! It’s amazing. Hope you have more legacies in the future. I’ll be sure to look out.

    BTW, how many custom content do you have? (est.) Does your game lag with the CC? And how do you get your pictures to come out so bright, clear, and HD? How do you make your minor characters appear (and change clothes) when you need them? ;o

    Thanks, and hope you answer my questions! (:

    • StarSarah says:

      Hi there, I have lots of CC and yes it does make my game lag big time. Luckily i have a very good computer – that is why my pictures come out so clear. The quality of the PC makes all the difference. Minor characters? You have to have them in your household to control them x

  52. marissa3 says:

    Great chapter! I love how all the kids are so different, although it makes choosing the heir that much more difficult!

    P.S. There is a mistake on the India and Izzy section – Together they were invisible – I think you mean invincible! (after all they’re the socialites of Bridgeport!) x

  53. Brennon says:

    I really liked this chapter. First time I’ve commented too, but I’ve been reading this and I’m reading your second legacy. I want Joe to be the heir because their hasn’t been an heir like him before, one that’s like a bookworm type and with Izzy and India they wouldn’t be that great without the other, and it would be almost like both of them having the legacy I think and Karis and Kirk just aren’t as good 🙂

  54. I hope he’s not having an affair! I would hate for that.. but if he cheated once…

    – Jill

  55. wellslegacy says:

    ;~; Suspense! I love it!

  56. Glacia says:

    I meant to ask before but where did you get Karis’s hair from? I’ve been looking all over for it! 🙂

  57. Emily says:

    talk about paranoia! i check this website everyday to see if there is an update. ITS KILLING ME. biggest cliff hanger yet for me!

  58. Sarah, when’s the next chapter out? ❤ x

  59. Elli James says:

    Awww, I love Joe! He is definitely my favorite, so shy and adorable! I wish he had more self-confidence though.

    I really do hope Nigel has nothing but good news for Georgia, but I have a bad feeling it’s going to be the exact opposite… Hopefully whatever the news is, somehow the family can survive it and end up happier than ever!

  60. Nightrain17 says:

    Eeep! Cliffhanger!
    I hope Nigel can finally bring some tranquility to Georgia’s heart, even if the news is bad. It’s better to know these things then live without ever knowing the truth.
    But the kids are adorable, and India and Izzy are so pretty. India perhaps being my favourite out of the twins. I love all of them.
    Ah the next generation poll (if there is one) is gonna be really really tough!

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