Chapter 6.1 – In The Drivers Seat

“You ready for your driving lesson Joe?”

“Huh?”

“I said are you ready for your driving lesson?”

Joe lifted his head and looked at his mum. 

“If he doesn’t want it I’ll take the lesson,” Kirk chimed in.

“No its Joe’s turn,” Georgia said shooting Kirk down.  “You took his last one remember. Its time Joe did some practice. He’s way behind already!”

“Ok Ok I’m coming,” Joe said dragging himself from the table.  He had just got to a crucial part of his story and was irritated by the interruption.  But his mum was right. He was the oldest in his year to not have his licence yet.  “Let’s get this over with,” he said scooping up the car keys and following his mother outside.

Mirror, signal, maneuverer. 

He pulled out onto the quiet street he lived on and let the car cruise up and along the hills.  Piece of cake, he thought. 

“Don’t forget to check your mirror before you indicate each time.”

“I know mum,” Joe snapped. He didn’t know why he was so irritable today. He knew his mum was just trying to help but he just hated being told what to do!

“I’m glad that we get to have some time alone,” Georgia said taking a long breath.  “I wanted to talk to you about your future.”

Oh god here we go, Joe thought rolling his eyes.

“Your father and I have been talking and now Kirk has been accepted to the University of Sunset Valley to play football and Karis is planning on doing some travelling after school, we were wondering what your plans were? You graduate soon and we are getting a bit concerned that you haven’t applied to any collages yet.”

“That’s because I am not going to college,” Joe barked. 

Suddenly the car jerked and he stalled the engine!  “Arrhh,” he vented revving up the accelerator and getting it started again.

Georgia sighed giving Joe time to calm down and take off again.  “I feared you might say that,” she finally said when they were on their way again.  “So what’s the plan then?”

“Why does there have to be a plan?”

“Well I guess you don’t necessarily have to have one but it’s always good to know what direction you are planning on taking.”

“I want to write mum. You know this.” They were just pulling off the bridge and were heading into the city.  Thank god I didn’t stall here, Joe thought to himself wondering if he would ever get the hang of this driving malarkey!

“Yeah but becoming a writer is very tough Joe. It’s always a good idea to have something to fall back on if things don’t work out. Hey turn around here,” Georgia suddenly said looking over her shoulder.  “I don’t want to go any further into the city, you’re not ready for that yet.”

Joe did as he was told doing a quick three point turn and pulling up to a set of traffic lights. “Why do you always have to doubt me mum?  It’s what I’ve always wanted and I’m good at it.”

“I do not doubt you Joe; I’m just concerned is all. It’s not good to put all your eggs in one basket.”  Georgia glared at her son.  “Joe are you listening to me? This is serious?”

But Georgia’s voice was just a drone to Joe.  Walking ahead of him across the pedestrian crossing was Celeste.  She walked like a timid mouse, head bent, arms hanging at her side.  Joe couldn’t take his eyes off her. 

“Take over he said,” jumping from the car.

“Wha, what do you mean take over. Joe where you going.”  The lights were turning green and Georgia had no choice but to jump into the driver’s seat and drive off. 

Joe did not look back.  He marched forward, nothing else in his mind than catching up with Celeste.

“Hey,” he called out when he got closer.

Nothing. She didn’t turn around or acknowledge his call.

“Hey Celeste,” he said again louder launching into a run.

This time she halted and spun around, looking dead at him with her worried eyes.

He jogged over to her and caught his breath.  “Jeeze I never thought you would stop,” he joked.  She made no movement to converse with him. Her head was back down looking at the floor.

“Sorry I didn’t frighten you did I,” Joe asked feeling guilty.  She looked like she might cry.

“No, no,” she uttered.  “What do you want?”

Joe couldn’t’ help but feel a little wounded by her demeanour.  “I just wanted to check you were ok after the other day. You ran off so quickly and well…..”

Well what?  He did not really know what he wanted from her.  “I guess I just wanted to check you were ok,” he repeated feeling foolish.

“I’m fine,” she said.  “Thank you,” she uttered as an afterthought.

He was losing her.  Did he ever have her?  “So what you up to,” he probed trying to make her stay.  “Wanna come to the Diner with me for a milkshake or something?”

“No I have to get home,” she replied spinning around and marching off.

“Hang on I’ll walk you,” Joe said trying to catch up with her.

“NO,” she cried stopping dead and holding her hand out in defence.  “Please don’t.  I’ll be fine.”

Joe stood stunned. 

“Please don’t follow me,” she called back before sprinting off.

“Hey Joe, wanna tell me what the hell you think you are doing jumping out the car like that at traffic lights?”  It was Georgia. She had pulled up at the curb and was calling to him.

Joe watched Celeste disappear into the distance and then trudged back to the car.

“Don’t ever do that to me again do you hear,” Georgia was yelling now.

“Yeah yeah yeah,” he bit back letting his mother drive him home in silence.  He never really cared about getting his licence anyway. 

Day after day Joe thought about Celeste.  He could not shake the feeling that there was more to her then she was letting on.  What was she trying to hide?  He watched her drift around the school, invisible to everyone else but him.  He recorded her movements done on paper, fascinated by her ability to move around like she was being plagued by something horrible.  She never looked behind her and kept her head down at all times.  She was fascinating to him.

Then one day he decided to take a chance and followed her home after school. Thankfully for him Celeste did not drive either so there was no chasing her down in a bus.  She walked the entire way, oblivious to him behind her.  In fact she seemed oblivious to the world around her.  He followed her through the city and over to the docks and in to the City’s Trailer Park.  Was this what she did not want me to see?  Joe wondered. That she’s poor?

He continued following her, ducking behind trailers, trash cans and piles of scrap metal until she finally stopped at a dark and dingy trailer up on a hill.  It was now and only now that she looked around. 

Joe ducked behind a pile of rubbish and prayed that she hadn’t seen him. He gave it a couple of minutes and when he poked his head up she had gone, obviously disappeared into the trailer she had stopped outside of.

Joe slumped back down and pondered what to do next.

“I knew you were following me!”

Standing over him was Celeste; arms crossed against her chest, glaring down at him like he was a naughty school boy caught stealing cookies!

“I err….” Joe pulled himself from the ground.  He did not know what to say. He was busted!

“What,” she demanded.  “You err… what?”  She was glaring at him now. Pure venom pouring from her eye sockets.  Joe recoiled, he was not sure whether she was about to punch him.

“Cece,” a child’s voice called out and then another. 

“Cece.”

“Cece.”

Two children, no older than five years old suddenly appeared jumping onto Celeste and eloping her in their little arms. “You’re home you’re home,” they chimed, one clutching hold of her leg and the other jumping up and down like a little pink rabbit

“Hey you guys,” Celeste said softening and forgetting all about Joe.  She kissed each of their dirty faces and smoothed down their hair.  “Look at you guys.  You’re filthy.”

Joe stared on in disbelief.  “Are these your children,” he stuttered.  He did not know why he said that, of course they weren’t hers.  But they did look just like her!

“None of your business,” Celeste snapped grabbing hold of the children’s arms and dragging them back to the trailer.  “You need to go now!”

 “Hold on,” he called going after them.

“Don’t you get it,” Celeste snapped at him again.  “You can’t be here.  Please just go!”

“Celeste?”

They all spun around.  A boy, not much older than Joe was standing at the top of the hill by the trailer glaring at them.

“Celeste who is this,” he called.

“No one,” she snapped dragged the kids up the stairs and closer to the trailer. She reached the boy and hurried inside.  “Come on,” she pleaded and the group disappeared through the trailer door, the boy taking one last accusing glance back at Joe.

As Joe skulked through the front door of his house later that evening it was already dark outside. It had taken him ages to walk back from the Trailer Park and he was now cursing the fact that he had not taken the driving lessons more seriously.  His feet hurt; he was weary and more confused than ever.  What a mess!

“Where have you been,” Karis said as he slumped down on the sofa opposite her and Ryan. 

“What do you know about Celeste,” Joe asked turning to his sister?

“Celeste Burray,” Karis asked?  “Not much really.  She’s in my maths class but I’ve never spoken to her.  She is a weird sort really.  Never says a word.”

“I heard rumours that her dad ran off with the babysitter and her mother killed herself,” Ryan piped in.

“Shhh you,” Karis said hitting him with a pillow. “Don’t say a horrible thing like that.”

“Just what I heard,” Ryan said leaning back.

“Why do you wanna know,” Karis asked.  “Do you have a crush on her?”

“No,” Joe snapped a little too hastily. “I just feel sorry for her.  She seems so sad.”

“I know what you mean.  I should really make more of an effort to talk to her.”

“I tried that,” Joe replied.  “She just shot me down.”

“Why don’t you invite her to prom,” Ryan piped in.

“Prom,” Joe spluttered. “Why would I do a thing like that?”

“Well I heard girls liked to go to the prom. You know they like getting dressed up and all that.  Might cheer up the old sparrow.”

“Yeah do it Joe. You can double date with me and Ryan?”

“Oh I don’t know,” Joe said pulling himself up from the sofa.  “If she won’t even talk to me, why would she want to go to prom with me?”

“You don’t know if you don’t try bro,” Karis called after him as he left the room.

Hmmm prom, he said to himself as he descended the stairs to his room. He had never even thought about going to the prom in the first place but maybe it would be just what Celeste needed.  He just hoped the boy at the trailer park was not her boyfriend!


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121 Responses to Chapter 6.1 – In The Drivers Seat

  1. Brennon says:

    First comment!

  2. ATMzie says:

    Awesome, I’m so glad it’s joe. I wonder whats up with Celeste, I hope Ryans not right, that would be sad.

  3. Brennon says:

    I think it’s her brother and the kids are also her siblings that they have to raise together.

  4. springlegacy says:

    Suspense, suspense…This legacy is getting better and better each time.

  5. callierose says:

    Aww I hope Joe gets to take Celeste to prom^^
    And that picture of her kissing her little brother(?) was ADORABLE. Did you use a pose or is that an interaction? n__n

  6. Sachaxbeswick says:

    Hey Sarah! This was a Great chapter, and I am so excited to see what happens with Celeste.
    For Some reason, I hope they are her children, but whatever happens, I’m sure the infamous StarSarah will be able to have us all on the edge of our seats!
    xxx

  7. Amanda says:

    Wow so fast!!! *new chapter* What a great story line. i loved it. Poor Celeste, i bet they are her brother and sister and she is responsible for them. she is way to young to have children of that age. Poor girl. Its nice that Joe cares so much to try and help her. I can’t wait to keep reading.

  8. Glacia says:

    I wonder what’s up with Celeste? : )

  9. Great update 😀 Celeste is such an intruiging character! You did that really well. It would be so cute to see them at the prom, though it’s a bummer that prom is a rabbit hole. Anyways, you got me hooked again! 😀

  10. Minty says:

    Celeste is an intriguing character. I hope Joe gets her to actually acknowledge him. Can’t wait for the next chapter. Oh thanks for voting Pearl is now the heir.

  11. xtremesims says:

    Ahh poor Celeste. I hope that she will go to the prom with him. Great update

  12. Emy says:

    Aw. D: Celeste seems really sweet. I hope Joe can make friends with her.

  13. StarSarah says:

    Hi guys

    Just to let you know i am going to have the weekend off to re-tune my creative batteries so there wont be am update until mid next week. Have a great weekend

    x

  14. STARZ says:

    At first i thought the guy with Cece was Mason 0.o

  15. dorkney says:

    What’s up with Celeste? Her and Joe would be so cute. Karis and Ryan are adorable I love her personality.

    You never make it easy Sarah do you? (: Loved it!

  16. Cleo says:

    I think what Ryan said about Celeste’s family is true (about the dad leaving and the mom being suicidal) and she’s trying to hide so no one will know or feel sorry for her and stuff. I also believe the three other kids at the trailer park are her brothers and sister. They look just like her, and Celeste doesn’t seem like the “pregnant teen” type.

  17. doodledog10 says:

    I agree with Cleo. Celeste probably had to step up to the plate and act as their mother, and the other guy is like the father. Poor thing! I feel so bad for her!

  18. I believe Ryan. Ask Celeste to Prom since she is the ‘Mum’ since of hr parents and her older brother is a ‘Dad’/

  19. Tawny says:

    Wonderful! Hmm either thats her abusive boyfriend that ra*ed her and those are her kids(doubt it) or more likely like what everyone else said, thats her brother and their two younger siblings that have no real parents in their life. Can’t wait to see the prom scene!

  20. malinahona says:

    The kids are Celeste’s siblings. Or she had a teen pregnancy (unlikely) but since she didn’t just say “No.” when he asked her if they were her kids, I’m suspicious.

  21. Alexandra says:

    Interesting plotline! I like it, and Celeste is very cute. She’s actually very much like a sim I have in my neighborhood, one that I entered in the casting call. It’ll be interesting to see how they both progress. 🙂

  22. Kawaii :3 says:

    Wait, Sarah, do you know what Hugo and Harriette look like now? They were adorable toddlers 🙂

  23. Savannah (AKA: Poodle) says:

    23rd Comment! lol
    Wow, i didnt think that this generation would be that interesting, but its shaping up well…What evil things are on your list for that poor girl!?

  24. Billy Thomas says:

    hi Sarah great chapter as usual, obviously people though those kids cant be her children she 16 and their at least 5 so that would made cece 11 when she had those kids so their not hers just siblings, any hoo do you pick your traits for your sims children or you randomized them, i randomized them most of the time.

  25. strawberrie says:

    Awesome chapter! I’m glad Joe is the next person to lead on the Starr legacy 🙂

  26. Marvelous Maddie says:

    Wow! This is my very first comment! ^.^

    >.< I WANT THE NEXT POST NOW! xD =)

  27. Em says:

    Arrgh what is up with Celeste?? Can’t wait to find out. I’m thinking they are her siblings and her and the guy are sort of raising them together.

  28. party says:

    Hey star! Love the new chapter! Ben looks loads like his dad 🙂 Any way just wanted to let you know i’ve posted 2.2 of my legacy! Im sure your super busy , but if you have any time , pls read it 🙂
    Byeeeee ,
    Party

  29. Bubii says:

    Poor Celeste! What is going on with her? I’m really curious. I think that those children and the boy are her siblings. They all look very similar.

  30. Nightrain17 says:

    Poor Joe! He’s so confused!
    I wonder if the rumours are true. I feel quite sorry for Celeste. But are they her siblings or what? I’m just as confused as Joe.
    I do hope he takes her to prom! It would be so sweet!

  31. meggyreap says:

    ah poor Joe, he’s not finding out anything! XD
    so intruiging tho, can’t wait to see what’s next.

  32. Mintbubblr says:

    I love Joe ❤ And yay he's a writer. (Soon to be?) And Celeste has just a secret past. I just want to find out. I don't think the children are her's, maybe her sisters. I think she's poor living with her family trying to make enough money to survive.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Gosh Darn It! I want More!

  34. Jedidiah says:

    Aw poor Celeste has to take care of her …siblings?… what a tough life! I hope Joe can be a rock for her. This is so good. You always write such great characters!

  35. Sianystar says:

    Celeste is such an intriguing character! I hope she does agree to go to the prom with Joe, he seems so sweet. He doesn’t need to be concerned about her, but he is anyway.

    I do think it’s a little bit creepy that he’s been following her around writing things down though, I wouldn’t blame Celeste for being a smidge weirded out by him!

  36. Angel says:

    Two things.

    1.) I really like where you’re going with Joe’s part of the story. x3 I’m hoping that he grows into his face a little more, though. It just kind of looks weird to me. xD Most of the time they do grow in to it, though. =D

    2.) I’m just wondering why you make your sims so unnaturally skinny. I’m not trying to be mean or anything, I was just curious. =3

  37. simongibbo says:

    I love older Georgia! She just looks so much like a, “Mummy!”

    Also I love Celeste but is she wearing anything under that hoodie?? @-@
    And yea, I assume that her parents abandoned them and she and her brother are looking after their younger siblings, maybe the brother isn’t even attending school as he is trying to make money for the family??

    Awesome Trailer Park by the way! (Love it!) oh and yay 4 an insert of Karris! :’)

  38. Anonymous says:

    I just wanted to post real quick and say that I looooove your legacy! I have tried and failed many of times. =.= I love Georgia’s new hair!!

  39. Becci says:

    Aww celeste is so lovely! She is s different and quiet but then that suits the current generation haha .. brilliant as always, i hope you come back inspired 🙂

  40. marissa3 says:

    Great chapter as usual. I love Joe!

    P.S. Where did you get Georgia’s hair, it’s gorgeous! x

  41. Glacia says:

    Will the next chapter be out today or tomorrow?

  42. risastorm says:

    I Finally got all caught up! 🙂 Love the chapter! this might just turn out to be my favorite Gen of your Starr Legacy! Love it! Joe is awesome! hehe
    <3333

  43. romii.machado@hotmail.com says:

    Hey! I started reading this legacy yesterday and already read it all.. I LOVE IT!
    I think you are amazing at this and I cant wait to read your previous legacies!
    Hugs from Uruguay!! 😀

  44. Milli :) says:

    Great Chapter! I think the rumor’s true. 😦 I can’t wait to read the next one!!! 🙂 ❤

  45. tessrobbs23 says:

    I would like the next chapter to come out right now!!! I keep checking to see if it is there but it is never there!!

  46. rissanicole2 says:

    Looks like we won’t have a chapter till Tuesday . All well great chapter as usual.

  47. BTW, what ever happened to Georgia and Luke’s marital issues?

  48. Singer14 says:

    Oops! Just Singer14 here! Doodledog’s home again.

  49. sachaxbeswick says:

    is there going to be a new chapter today? 😀

  50. Newoangel says:

    I can’t wait until the next chapter! Thank You so much StarSarah for inspiring me to start my own legacy! (though it’s not very good, I’ve only just begun and i hardly know what i’m doing xD )

  51. doodledog10 says:

    Your legacies just keep getting better…. I can’t wait for the next chapter!

  52. Brennon says:

    I hope the next chapter is today

  53. I sense a Taylor Swift moment xD

    Hey StarSarah I just wanted to let you know I’ve spent practically the last two days reading every chapter of your legacy from the beginning it is really good, I hope mine can become as good as this is, and wow you have so many followers, I’m jealous 😉

  54. breep5 says:

    StarSarah great chapter! Celeste is a unique and interesting character. I can’t wait to see what you do with her. Joe is all grown up! He’ll be a great author one day. You make your storyline so deep and it keeps you waiting for more. When’s your next chapter coming out? I’m excited for it!
    Keep Writing!
    BreeP

  55. is there a new chapter today??? I hope so xxx Its been like 10 days!! Sarah please dont deprive me of the starrs, I’m going to have to go into hospital with starr Deprivation!!! 😀

  56. Maybe you all just need to wait. Give here a break two! Damnz!

  57. Milli :) says:

    Where’s Georgia’s brother? Howie wasn’t it? And Kiki. I wonder did they move out of town? 😦 Can’t wait for next chapter… maybe tomorrow?

  58. Esther says:

    Chill out people. She has only been gone for a week or something, give that girl a break! She has a life too you know, and you shouldn’t push her so hard that sims is turning into a chore instead of a game for her!

  59. Glacia says:

    Sarah, did you fall off the face of the earth or something? I don’t mean to sound mean but you have been away from your legacy a whole lot longer than usual. I hope that you are not hurt or something.

  60. GUYS STOP IT YOU MORRONS!

    Sarah can have a break two! just stop being so ego sentric!

    • Newoangel says:

      Relax, don’t let this chapter’s comment area become an argument. Do you think Sarah would like that? She might’ve had a computer problem so she can’t post or send out an announcement.

    • you can’t call people morons when you can’t spell it properly yourself, and plus, people are starting to get worried that something has happened to sarah. She said mid-week, which should have been about the 3rd of August-ish. It’s the 8th. Anything could of happened. We are just showing our concern. So please don’t call people morons when people are being kind and showing concern and worry, because Sarah has never been away this long :¬I x

    • Octoberskies says:

      We really can’t say they can’t spell cause if you look at Stealing’s blog it looks like it’s in German or French…soo…Most likely they don’t know English..Let them spell “Morrons”. lol…You said it perfectly Sacha, We are all just worried D:

  61. Angiebeno18 says:

    Morrons?? Oh the irony! Seriously though calm down, people can ask if Sarah is Okay if they want to and equally Sarah can take a break if she wants, lets not reduce ourselves to name calling ❤

  62. estonialaxer32 says:

    SARAH! Your legacies (legacys?) are AMAZING!!!! PLEASE. UPDATE. SOON!

  63. sims3master says:

    I loved the chapter. I hope you are okay. You can take a long of a break as you want!

  64. oliviaaa says:

    Calm down everyone! She has a life and job that doesnt revolve around sims, im sure she will update when she has time/when she feels like it.

  65. Esther says:

    People, let’s just all stop here. We don’t have to call eachother names because someone can’t spell.. I’m sure you’re not got at everything yourself 😉 I understand that you’re worried, but she’s probably taking a break and I’m sure she’ll return when she feels like it. Like someone said, let’s not turn this into an argument just because we react differently to a certain situation. Let eachother just be who they are, if some people think asking for Sarah is what helps to bring her back, so be it.

  66. Sianystar says:

    Sarah, I really hope you’re nowhere near these riots in London. Hope you’re safe xx

  67. tessrobbs23 says:

    I find this bickering funny…People are like Sarah come back! others are like MORONS. and of course Let’s just keep the peace.

  68. laura says:

    sarah, it’s been a long time D: i keep checking every hour to see if you’ve wrote a new chapter, but you havent.. you said a weekend off and you’d be back my mid week, its now mid week in the NEXT week.. please come back and write a new chapter.. cause it’s annoying me /:

  69. seaweedy says:

    An excellent start to Joe’s generation. Celeste is very mysterious.

  70. emmie says:

    super excited to see how celeste’s story ends. i originally voted for one of the twins as heir but soo happy joe was picked 🙂

  71. Anonymous says:

    Something must have happened to her if she hasn’t said anything:( I interpreted her post as that she would post on Wednesday or Thursday last week. We hope you’re alright Sarah

  72. Anonymous says:

    Ohh, I don’t know what’s going to happen! Great chapter!
    Greekgodgirl21 😀

  73. Purpleia3 says:

    Hi People!-This is my first time commenting!
    I’m glad Joe won the heir vote, but I kinda wanted Karis to win aswell.
    I agree Celeste is very mysterious…Great chapter as always!

  74. sims3master says:

    Everyone needs to calm down. Think of what Sarah may think when she some of these comments. Everyone just needs to be more patient.

  75. simongibbo says:

    Hope you’re okay with all the riots Sara!! Praying for you and everyone else in London! <333

  76. Caz says:

    I hope that you & everyone you know are safe from the riots. I can’t believe the craziness that’s going on over there. It’s madness. 😦

    I really hope that you and those you love are safe & well. ❤

  77. Karlijn-TheOlsenLegacyDutch says:

    lovely chapter!
    I really wanna know what’s going on with Celeste!
    Can’t wait for the next chapter!
    byee.

  78. Great legacy Sarah!
    I have read all 3 of yours and i really liked them all!
    I would love it if you want to read mine to ;D
    xxx

  79. sundancer16 says:

    Just little encouragement… I can’t wait to read the next chapter!!!

  80. auburn101 says:

    AMAZING CHAPTER! The suspense is so realistic right now. I wonder what’s up with Celeste but he seems intriguing and I really do like his character. You’re really good at cliffhangers!

    Auburn

  81. dorkney says:

    We miss you Sarah come back! 😥

  82. Why aren’t you uploading anymore?

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