Episode 2.9 : The Aftermath

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Cutting through the highway traffic at breakneck speed, the ambulance carrying Brystle raced towards the hospital. The alarm had been raised when Brystle’s horse had returned back to the stables at Siloli mansion unaccompanied. Groundsman Terry spotted the horse wondering around and as he knew where Brystle had been riding he called a few of the other workers from the house and they conducted a search of the area. They soon found an unconscious Brystle lying in the meadow where the horse had thrown her and an ambulance was summoned. Brystle remained unconscious even as she was loaded into the ambulance and realising the seriousness of her injuries considering she was pregnant, the paramedics wasted no time in getting her to the hospital.3

Brystle was rushed into the E.R. bypassing all other patients waiting to be seen. Afterall, she was a Simmington and Burke had contributed hundreds of thousands of Simoleons to this hospital. The healthcare team knew the importance of ensuring Brystle received the best care possible.

Time passed. Brystle was seen by the best doctor at the hospital.  456

Burke had been called from home and told about what had happened to Brystle. He immediately suspended his meetings at WindenburgSimmington and left his top lawyer Andre Wayward in charge as he raced across town to get to the hospital. As he paced the corridor outside Brystle’s room and wondered how on earth this had happened, Burke didn’t notice that Clarke Hemmings had also arrived.78A furious Burke spun around and faced the man who was making their lives a misery.910111213141516Before Burke could respond, the door to Brystle’s room opened and out came the doctor seeing to her.

 Upon seeing her, both men stopped their bickering and listened as the doctor spoke with calm authority.

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Dr Pippa Mint then delivered some devastating news to Burke….2122232425

The reality of what Dr Mint had said hit like a truck. Brystle would never have a child. This news numbed Burke into silence as he considered the impact of it all.

Clarke stepped back, genuinely upset at what he too had heard. He felt for Brystle. Seeing Burke broken made him realise this was not the time nor the place to be squabbling and so he left quietly. 26

Once inside the room, Burke tenderly held Brystle’s hand and stroked her hair as she gradually came around. Seeing Burke she broke down in tears. 27282930

There was no words that Burke could say that would make Brystle or himself feel any comfort. Instead, as his wife sobbed on the bed, he gently lay down beside her and held her tight as they both came to terms with their loss.3132


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The following day saw Skankee Dolby, former wife to ruthless billionaire businessman Cyril Dolby, arrive at the headquarters of his company. Skankee had returned to Windenburg hoping to convince her ex husband to put a stop to his lying. She knew that he had lied to world when he’d claimed to have found the long lost Simmington heir Badam. The man who he’d presented to the world as Badam Simmington was NOT who he claimed to be. Skankee knew this as fact. For she herself knew the truth about the REAL Badam Simmington and what had happened to him when he went missing many years ago. The guilt she carried of her part in the deception all those years ago still ate away at Skankee and she knew the only way she would find peace was to convince Cyril to stop what he was doing and come clean. But knowing how devilish her ex-husband could be, Skankee knew she had a struggle on her hands.

Cyril was equally surprised to be informed that his ex-wife was not only back in town but was requesting to see him. Curious he allowed his secretary to show her in. 45678

Skankee slowly sat down opposite her ex-husband. The sight of him made her skin crawl, not because of how ill he looked but due to all of the memories of how cruel and evil he had been came to the forefront of her mind. Cyril, meanwhile, studied his former wife with a warped novelty. It amused him to see her again after such a long time. 9101112131415

So there it was. The real reason why Skankee had come to see him. Cyril considered his response carefully. 1617181920

There was a moment of silence between the former couple. Eventually Cyril got up from his desk and made his way to pour himself a drink. For a second it looked like he was very unsteady on his feet Skankee thought.

Skankee was unaware, as were most people, that Cyril Dolby was dying. He’d received his diagnosis some months ago after contracting Rabid Rodent Fever. Ironic considering he was such a rat of a man himself.  212223

What Skankee had said was true. Cyril HAD taken Badam Simmington as a child. He was furious when he discovered that a young Texas was not only cheating on Burke but also on HIM! He was the man who secretly followed her to the river that day many years ago when she went on a picnic with her toddler son Badam and her secret lover Todger Rhymes. Cyril had watched them from afar and was so incensed with anger when he saw Texas and Todger canoodling on the picnic rug. They hadn’t even noticed young Badam wander off to the waters edge. And that was when Cyril had ceased his chance and snatched the child away and thus beginning the 20 odd year mystery of what happened to Badam Simmington. 242526

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Skankee knew what Cyril meant when he took that tone and had that sinister look come over him. And it was something she’d tried many years to forget. For the implication was that if she did not shut up about what had happened in the past Cyril would see to it that she was shut down – permanently!! She quickly turned to make her exit, her heart pounding in her chest. For she knew Cyril was capable of anything…including making her disappear….373839

With Cyril’s harsh words ringing in her ears Skankee almost ran out of the office. However if she’d paused to look back she would have seen Cyril take a turn for the worse as he clutched at his head…4041

Cyril reached for his pills in the drawer of his desk, his hands trembling as he suffered yet another attack of Rabid Rodent Fever.

Meanwhile outside in the plaza of Dolby Doh, Skankee was just catching her breath following her run in with Cyril when she was approached by WindenburgSimmington lawyer Andre Wayward who happened to be in the neighbourhood on business. 4243444546474849

Andre thought on this. Skankee did seem over keen for him to meet with her young lawyer. But Andre had always liked Skankee and was willing to give the young man a shot. 50515253545556

After exchanging pleasantries they both went their separate ways. 5758

With the shadow of the WindenburgSimmington building looming over her Skankee paused and considered the path she had just chosen and the ramifications of her actions…59


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Malaudia Drysdale, who had been left homeless and broke after her deranged mother-in-law burned down her house and killed Detective Morelli then kidnapped her daughter, had been staying with the Simmington’s in Siloli for sometime now. She hated every minute of it being under the same roof as Brystle, the woman her husband had had an affair with whilst Malaudia was in the simitarium. But with her insurance money being held up, as it was all in her husband Mayhew’s name and he was currently locked up in an overseas prison charged with being a spy, Malaudia had little choice but to remain there.

It had been almost 2 months now since Mother Drysdale had gone on her rampage killing Detective Morelli and burning down the house before fleeing with Mimsy, Malaudia’s daughter. There had been no news on where they had gone. The detective and sergeant on the case were paying Malaudia a visit to update her and they were in the solarium discussing the progress. 2345

Detective Noonan and her colleague Sergeant Bala seemed genuinely concerned and determined to find their colleague’s murderer but it wasn’t enough for Malaudia. All she wanted was the safe return of her daughter Mimsy. And knowing that she was with her murderous grandmother infuriated her along with the lack of progress being made on the case.  678910

Detective Noonan could see how emotional Malaudia was getting and understandably so. However, knowing her history of being emotionally unstable, Noonan decided not to argue back with her and instead explained in a calm manner the mammoth task it was taking in trying to locate Mother Drysdale and Mimsy. Malaudia, however, remained unimpressed. 1112

Realising they were making things worse, both Detective Noonan and Sergeant Bala decided to leave. Sergeant Bala was already pessimistic about the chances of finding the missing pair.13

It was all too much for Malaudia. Her anxiety was soaring and she was both angry as hell and terrified for her daughter. With her husband locked up thousands of miles away and Malaudia trapped in the mansion without a friend in the world she never felt so lonely and afraid as she did right now. When would this ordeal ever end…..????1415


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Across town at the gym used exclusively for the players of Windenburg United, the soccer team owned by WindenburgSimmington, Seth Dolby was working out.

Seth had been hired as the head of new developments at WindenburgSimmington and one of his first projects was the creation of the sports division and acquisition of the failing soccer club. Investing in the club by signing some of the top soccer players in the world Seth had turned the fortunes of this team around and they were now one of the top teams in the world. This was also majorly helped by the signing of Giles Scott, the number one soccer star in the world. But it had come at a price. Giles was just as well known as being a playboy as much as his ball skills. And Set had caught him with his wife Fathom in a clinch the previous week at Burke’s gala dinner. Fathom had tried to downplay it at first but then no longer seemed to care that she was indeed having an affair with Giles.

This left Seth in a difficult position as to what to do with his star player. Getting rid of him could see the downfall of the team’s position and in turn the loss of billions in simoleons. It could also mean he would be seen as a failure at WindenburgSimmington, his father-in-law’s company, and he would not allow that.

Pent up wit hanger and rage Seth was furiously working out lifting weights. This was when Giles saw him from across the room. Giles smirked to himself seeing Seth. He thought of him as a complete schmuck, a joke who was being played by his wife. Giles had the hots for Fathom and he knew her marriage to Seth was a sham. So he decided to have a little fun and approached his boss. 23456789101112

Seth stood up and raised the weight above his head showcasing his strength to Giles. 1314151617

Giles’s arrogance fuelled Seth’s anger further as he squatted down. 181920

Seth dropped the weight and stood upright upon hearing this revelation. Surely it couldn’t be true? Had Fathom really slept with the whole soccer team???!! 21222324

Giles no longer cared how much he was over stepping the mark. He was having too much phone mocking the hapless Seth. What on earth did Fathom see in him he wondered. 25

The 2 men glared at one another in a stand off before Giles brushed past Seth, roughly knocking his shoulder into his as he made his way upstairs.

Seth stood still, as the rage bubbled away furiously inside of him, debating on what to do. And in an instant he turned and made up the stairs after Seth. There was no way in hell he would let him get away with this. At the top of the stairs he found Giles doing some push ups. Giles turned and smirked at him and Seth glared down in hatred at him.

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Giles continued goading his boss. 333435363738

Giles turned and looked at the boxing ring before turning back to Seth. 3940

The 2 men made their way into the ring. Giles was a keen sportsman, in tip top condition coupled with a cocky arrogance. He would never shy away from a fight.

Unbeknown to him Seth had practiced boxing in his day at Simvard University and was once semi-professional in this field. But now he was out of practice. The fight could go either way…41424344

With that stinging jibe, Giles launched another one with his right hook hitting Seth square in the face. 45

Incandescent with anger Seth threw himself onto Giles and both men fell to the floor of the ring. 46474849

Giles wrapped his legs around Seth’s waist and locked him tight before twisting over throwing Seth to one side. He then grappled Seth’s jaw as he straddled him. 50515253

Seth roared in pain as Giles twisted his arm around. The pain only drove him into a further rage and new found strength. He managed to flip Giles over so that he was face down on the mat before grabbing his legs and thrusting down on him so hard it was Giles turn to yell out in agony. 545556

Seth still wasn’t done as he then stood and hoisted Giles up off of the mat upside down with his face buried between his manly thighs. 575859

Giles was humiliated by this and this too enraged him to new heights. Doing a back flip out of the headlock Giles did a drop kick to the head.63

This still didn’t knock Seth to the floor so Giles did another kick before violently thrusting himself forwards onto Seth. 606162

Seth was taking a good pounding from Giles and if wasn’t careful there was a chance Giles would remain on top. Seth couldn’t allow this to happen and instead used his last ounce of strength to grab Giles and then throw him to the floor where it was his turn to straddle his bleach blonde star player. 6465666768

Seth grabbed Giles by the throat and with images of him fooling around with Fathom in his mind, Seth squeezed as hard as he could as he began to choke him. 697071

Seth then released his grip on Giles before he went too far. Giles rolled around coughing and gasping as Seth panted for breath, his body glistened in sweat. He had won the fight but still wanted the last word.72737475

Seth made to leave the ring but not before it was his turn to goad the broken Giles who lay gasping on the floor from their intense pummelling. 76


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It had a been a trying couple of days for Burke and Brystle following their loss. Burke was being as supportive as he could to his wife who was still staying the hospital. Burke was alone in the kitchen of his mansion as it approached midnight. He’d wandered in there aimlessly with the idea of making himself something to eat but was having a hard time concentrating on anything. For the first time in many years Burke Simmington felt at a loss as to what to do to make things better. 

As he stood still staring into space, a visitor crept into the kitchen. It was Texas. She had snuck in to the kitchen in an effort to swipe some goodies when no one was around and she was surprised to see Burke in here at this hour.  234

Texas hadn’t seen her ex-husband like this in a long time. He was broken and unshaven. He was utterly devastated by the loss of the baby and most importantly….he appeared vulnerable…5678910

This was an unexpected bonus from the misfortune Texas had caused. When she’d fired the gun that had startled the horse which in turn threw Brystle to the ground, Texas had no idea it would have led to this, to Brystle being….barren

As she pondered the implications of this, Burke turned and faced his ex-wife. 11121314

Sensing a changed in Burke’s demeanour which hinted he was being more approachable Texas gently probed him.1516

Damn that groundsmen Terry thought Texas. Can’t her learn to keep his trap shut?! Telling Mrs Bummerson he might as well put it on the front page of the news. Texas would deal with him in time. Now she just had to convince Burke that it was not true.171819

Burke slowly nodded in agreement before turning away and leaning on the kitchen counter. Inwardly Texas was relieved that he had bought her story. 2021

Something stirred inside Texas’s cold heart. It hurt her to see Burke like this. For deep down, despite all of their hostility…Texas STILL loved Burke. And in his hour of need, Texas reached out to him. 2223

Upon the tough of his former wife on his shoulder Burke spun around and the 2 of them locked eyes. Slowly Texas raised her hand and gently caressed Burke’s face.24Texas spoke softly to her former husband as they continued gazing into one another’s eyes.25262728 Texas closed her eyes as Burke gently touched her cheek. How she had missed the touch of his hand all these years…

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That damn Brystle!! Burke really was in love with her and realising she was yesterday’s news came as another blow to Texas. This knock brought her back to the present and out of the memories of their early years together. Burke would never leave Brystle she realised that. However, with this moment that had just passed between them, Texas continued to play along. 31

Burke truly believed what Texas was saying. Perhaps this was due to his current state of mind that allowed it to happen. Whatever the reason, he seemed relieved to have found a new peace with Texas. 32

The kiss on her forehead lingered just a fraction of a second too long and when he realised this Burke pulled away and Texas knew the moment was gone for good. 333435

Across town, Brystle was having a hard time getting to sleep in her hospital bed. So much was racing through her mind. Perhaps it would help if I spoke to Burke she thought to herself. I need to hear his voice…

Hauling herself out of bed Brystle picked up her phone from the side table and called her husband.36

Back at the mansion, Burke was getting the sandwich ingredients from the fridge when his phone, which was sitting on the kitchen table, started to ring. 37

Texas picked up the phone. 38

The sound of Texas’s voice answering Burke’s phone shocked Brystle to her core!41

Meanwhile Texas repeated her question after being greeted with silence. 4039

Texas glanced at he phone and saw the call was coming from the hospital. It then dawned on Texas just who was on the other end of the line. And in her most seductive voice she spoke again knowing full well the impact this would cause on Brystle. 4243

An already fragile Brystle was devastated at the thought of Texas being with Burke and at this hour!! Just what was he doing?? With tears falling from her eyes. Brystle hung up. 

Back at the mansion, Burke was oblivious to what had just happened.444546 

Back a the hospital, a thousand scenarios were racing through Brystle’s mind as she held herself on the bed. 47

Brystle was alone in hospital recovering from a nasty fall that had caused her to lose her baby. She’d been told that her chances of ever having another baby were virtually non-existent. She needed her husband to be here but instead he was at home with his ex-wife…

Brystle broke down into tears as she sat and gently rocked back and forth all the while thinking on what Texas and Burke were doing. How could Burke betray her like this?? 48



Simasty Episode 2.8: Bang bang, you shot me down.

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Situated on the West Coast, many miles away from Windenburg, was the state of Falicornia. It was here that Skankee Dolby had fled to when she divorced Cyril Dolby many years ago. She’d used her settlement from her divorce wisely to set up her own home fragrance empire ‘Skankee Candles’ which had now grown to be a very successful corporation that was on the verge of going global. Also, during the intervening years since she’d left Cyril, Skankee had given birth to and raised her son Giles who was now a world famous football star. Overall, despite the hard work in the early years of being a single parent and establishing her own company, Skankee led a fabulously wealthy and luxuriant lifestyle. But despite all of her own personal achievements, the memory of being married to Cyril, and every evil plan and scheme he had come up with, was hard for Skankee to shake off. Then, of course, there was her own part she played in one of his most diabolical schemes. A plot so evil and cruel that it sickened and haunted Skankee to this very day that she was ever a part of it….

And it was this guilt of what was done all those years ago that prompted Skankee to march into her living room of her mansion and switch on the tv to catch the latest episode of the ‘Sallie Winfrey Montel’ show. She had read who would be featured on the latest edition. And she didn’t like what she was seeing. 28129

The episode was already broadcasting and Sally was interviewing Texas Simmington and her newly returned long lost son Badam. Or at least the man she believed to be her son….23411567891312

Seeing her lying ex-husband on screen sickened Skankee and also infuriated her. She snatched the remote control and turned the tv off. 14

Enough was enough. Skankee had carried the burden of this for too long but the recent press coverage of the search for Badam Simmington and his subsequent ‘discovery’ was too much for her to carry on any longer living the lie. Even though it would mean she herself could face serious consequences Skankee was determined that the truth had to come out…somehow. And so in an instant she snatched up her phone and called the airline she used most frequently. 1516

Once the flight was booked Skankee hung up and reflected on what she was about to do. 17

It was true. There was no love lost between Texas and Skankee. Their distain for one another went back years to when Texas was married to Burke and Skankee to Cyril. Back then Skankee had known of her husband’s ongoing affair with Texas but had turned a blind eye to it all and allowed it to continue. She had been a naive young woman, easily manipulated but hungry with a desire to lead a rich lifestyle. That was why Skankee allowed the affair to continue. But now all these years later Skankee was a strong, confident businesswoman and she was ready to atone for her sins.

Just then the doors to the living room opened and a young, tall good looking man entered. 1819

The confident young man was named Thordon and he was Skankee’s personal lawyer. She had summoned in earlier to attend a meeting at her home. 20

Skankee had overseen the progression of Thordon through high school and college, paying for him to attend the very best. In fact it was one of the reasons she had relocated to Falicornia following her divorce from Cyril. She had befriended Thordon’s parents and had watched over young Thordon as he grew from toddler to child. When his parent’s died, the young adult Thordon was distraught at being alone in the world but Skankee had taken him in and raised him with her own teenage son Giles. 2122232425

Skankee wanted so much to tell him the truth just like she had though about doing so many times over the years. Now was not the time. But it would be soon….2627


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The following week back in Windenburg a gala dinner party was being thrown at Siloli mansion by Burke and Brystle to welcome home the long lost Simmington heir Badam.

It had been difficult for Burke to comprehend at first that his son had been found after all of these years after believing he had drowned. But the DNA test results proved that this young man, who had lived his life in obscurity as Brogan Limewood , was in fact his son. And there was no denying DNA results just as it had proved a few months back that Heathen was indeed Burke’s son and not Cyril.

And so Burke welcomed the young man into the Simmington household completely oblivious to the fact that he was being duped – that this was not his son Badam but rather a two bit part time actor hired by Burke’s nemesis Cyril Dolby to fool the Simmington clan. The actor’s real name was Mikey Florrence but as part of the ruse he’d been given a phoney backstory with the name Brogan Limewood, raised by a diotty grandmother who ,upon her deathbed, claimed she had stolen Badam Simmington as a toddler and raised him as her own naming him Brogan. Of course this whole story was a fabrication but Mikey/Brogan/Badam was for now loving the acting challenge of totally living out this role 24/7. And what wasn’t to like plying the part of a billionaire’s long lost son??

In the ballroom of Siloli, Burke had taken to the stage, along with ‘Badam’ Texas and Brystle, to make his speech to the gathered guests. 234567

All eyes were on the stage as Burke spoke so emotionally. In the crowd of gathered guests stood Heathen and his attention was not on what was happening on stage but instead was focused on Frankie who stood across the room. 87b

He looked EXACTLY like Fred and it hurt Heathen to even be in the same room with someone who was the double of his dead husband. Meanwhile Tammy Flo observed intently what was going on.

On stage, Burke continued with his speech.910111212b13141516171918

‘Badam’ ,aka Mikey, smiled inwardly. He’d fooled the lot of them. Damn he was a good actor he thought!! And as the cheering and clapping subsided Burke took to the microphone once again.202122232425

A stunned crowd gasped and cheered as Devonique made her way into the stage and was publicly accepted and acknowledged as a Simmington family member…..much to the outrage of Texas.26

Fathom was not overly impressed with this revelation that her father hadn’t included her in on. 27

Back on stage Burke hugged his sister as the clapping continued. 28293031

Devonique gave Texas a look over her shoulder with her parting shot before stepping down into the clapping crowd and joining her children Frankie and Brackie along with Brackie’s boyfriend Oliver.32 333435

Burke’s third and final announcement brought the house down with clapping and cheering and good wishes. The goodwill didn’t extend to Fathom however. 36

Fathom had had enough. Not only could she not stomach the thought of a Burke and Brystle off spring abomination but her husband Seth was really getting on her nerves! She turned on her heel and left the ballroom as the celebrations from the crowd continued. Meanwhile the crafty Tammy Flo was at once both overjoyed and secretly potting upon hearing the news of her aunt’s impending pregnancy. 37

On stage Burke tenderly held Brystle close to him. His ex-wife Texas also stood on the stage next to ‘Badam’ and she didn’t know where to look. 3839


The party continued on into the night and the crowd was split into various parts of Siloli mansion. A large group had gathered in the grand hall way. Looking down on them from the upstairs landing was a morose Heathen. He stared intently down into the crowd at Frankie and his heart was breaking. It was as if Fred was standing there and it was killing Heathen that it wasn’t him. How he wanted to go to Frankie and hold him and be held and be told that everything was going to be ok…but that would never happen….

As he stood staring down at the party goers, Heathen was joined by houseguest Malaudia. She had decided against attending the party and was spending the evening alone in her room.

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Malaudia looked over the balustrade at Frankie, the subject of Heathen’s attention. 678910

Whilst Heathen admired Malaudia’s strength and courage to face adversity head on he himself remained unconvinced he could do the same.

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Down below Devonique had introduced her daughter Brackie and her boyfriend Oliver to Burke and Brystle and was now doing the same with her son Frankie.

 It was a shock for Burke standing so close to Frankie. He looked too much like his brother who had fallen to his death during an argument with Burke. 161718


Later as the party progressed Fathom was getting more and more angry and annoyed with everything and everyone. It annoyed her that the brother she never knew she had had miraculously returned and was now having so much attention and focus lavished on him. It annoyed her that she was locked into a marriage that she did not want to be in because of a deal she’d made to get her father off the hook during his simslaughter trial and now her father hardly noticed her because he was so wrapped up in Badam. But what really irked her was the fact that Brystle had managed to get herself pregnant and thus secure her position within the household – even though she wasn’t technically legally married to Burke!! Fathom was stewing on all of this as she knocked back another shot of booze at the bar when Heathen approached her.1 2345678910111213141516171819

Heathen went quite at the mention of Tammy Flo. They had grown close over the past few months and had even woohooed once. Heathen was fond of her but not in that sense. But he knew she had deep feelings for him. And after what Malaudia had just said to him about loving someone again Heathen was beginning to wonder if Tammy Flo could possibly be the Sim for him.202122232425

‘Badam’ gave his ‘siblings’ a smile before walking off into the crowd with a cocktail in his hand. Heathen turned to his sister. 262728


Back in the corridor Texas spotted Brystle chatting with Devonique and her family. Never one to pass up on the chance to deliver a put down to Brystle, Texas smirked to herself and honed in on her target.

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Devonique eyed Texas with contempt as she could see that Texas was clearly enjoying tormenting poor Brystle. 45678910

Devonique had heard enough and decided to intervene. 111213141516

Meanwhile outside the front door, a crowd of party goers had gathered in the courtyard under Burke’s instruction as he was due to give ‘Badam’ a surprise gift. Fathom and Tammy Flo watched from the front porch steps as Burke led ‘Badam’ towards the surprise with his hands covering ‘Badam’s’ eyes. 1718192021222324252627

This whole scene sickened Fathom and she didn’t mince her words. 28293031323334

Tammy Flo was stung by Fathom’s scathing remark. She didn’t want to show any weakness but she had to turn away from Fathom.

Sensing that her prey was wounded from her comments, a smirking Fathom leant in close to Tammy Flo and delivered a parting shot before heading off inside. 3536


Back inside Frankie was getting a drink from the bar when Heathen happened to walk across the room. Heathen froze unsure what to do. Frankie was aware that Heathen had been avoiding him all evening despite staring at him from afar. He needed to talk to Heathen and so he moved forward. 1234567

A visibly distraught Heathen made for the door but Frankie didn’t want for them to part the evening in this way so he reached out and grabbed Heathen’s wrist. 89

Hearing Frankie say this in a voice that was identical to Fred’s was too much for Heathen and his emotions got the better of him.101112131415

Frankie was lost for words. His silence spoke volumes to Heathen and he knew he’d crossed a line. He quickly made his exit. Frankie watched him go but did not call after this time. 1617

Frankie knew that Heathen was confusing his feelings for Fred and projecting those feelings onto Frankie. But there was nothing Frankie could do about that. So perhaps it would be better if he left Heathen alone and not contact him to allow him time to grieve.

But even though Frankie knew that was the smart thing to do there was something in the back of his mind telling him not to leave Heathen….


In the ballroom a bored Tammy Flo decided to liven things up. She decided to prove that she deserved to be here and that she was the centre of attention, not Fathom. After having a word with the band to play something more up-tempo Tammy Flo took the dance floor by storm as she gyrated her body in a provocative manner.

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The crowd were loving her Tammy Flo thought to herself as she heard the claps and cheers mainly from the men in the room. The more they whooped and cheered the sexier her dance became. In her mind she’d made it, this was her moment.

As Tammy Flo entertained the crowds, Texas and ‘Badam’ made their way into the ballroom, unaware yet of what was happening. 25262728293031

Seeing Tammy Flo putting on a show like this was like holding a red flag to a bull for Texas. She was livid!! How dare common trash like Tammy Flo act this way on tonight of all nights?! Texas was having none of it and pushed her way through the crowd as Tammy Flo continued to dance to the merriment of all the men in the room. 32333435

That was it! Texas decided there and then to put a stop to it. She signalled to the band to stop the music and then marched herself onto the dancefloor to berate the young woman. 36373940

The band obliged and started again with a slow waltz. Having successfully said her peace, and humiliated Tammy Flo, Texas marched off leaving Tammy Flo hurt and embarrassed. 41


Meanwhile in the gym of Siloli, Fathom had dragged football superstar (and part time woohoo buddy) Giles Scott in. She’d purposely added his name to the guest list for her own enjoyment and after the night she was having Fathom needed to have some attention. 12345

As if on cue, the door opened and in walked Seth! He didn’t quite see what had happened between Fathom and Giles as they were super quick to pull apart from one another. But as they stood in front of him looking very guilty, Seth knew what had happened between his wife and his star football player. 6789101112131415

Giles was not afraid of Seth despite him being the boss of WindenburgUnited. Battle lines had been drawn between the 2 men and as he walked past Seth, Giles glared angrily at him. This was far from over. As Giles left the room Seth stood perfectly still staring at Fathom.

Not wanting to hang around any longer Fathom made to exit but Seth had a question for his wife.

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Fathom knew she had said too much. Her marriage to Seth was a sham, something he was rapidly discovering. However, Fathom didn’t want to hurt Seth. He had been her boyfriend once and for a long time he was the most important person in the world to her. But that was years ago and Fathom had long since moved on.

Pushing her way past Seth, Fathom made it out into the corridor where the party was still going on. But Seth was not about to let this go and he persisted after her. As they argued in the corridor they were unaware of Burke and Brystle approaching them.  303132333435

After she had blurted out the truth Fathom immediately regretted it. In an instant she had totally destroyed Seth. And further more, her father had heard everything!! Quickly she tried to make amends. 363738

Seth’s silence made everything worse and Fathom didn’t know what else to do but to lie and pretend she had made it up. But Seth wasn’t buying it. However, instead of exploding in a fiery temper, he just turned and walked away. 39404142

Burke adored Seth and had done for many years. To see him look so angry and broken because of Fathom hurt and angered him. And the look he gave his daughter told her she was in a lot of trouble. 4344

Fathom reluctantly followed her father and Brystle into the study and it wasn’t long before an irate Burke exploded in anger at his daughter. 45464750484951525354

Brystle was shocked at Fathom’s hostility towards her, afterall she was trying to help her. Burke got even more wound up when he saw Brystle being disrespected like that.55565758596061

Fathom could see that she would not win this round with her father. Instead she got up and walked out of the study. 62636465


Towards the end of the party Tammy Flo walked out into the front courtyard to get some fresh air. She was still steaming mad from her dressing down in front of everyone by Texas earlier. How dare she belittle her in front of everyone like that Tammy Flo thought. After all Tammy Flo was only dancing.

As she stepped out in to the cool night air she was pleased to see ‘Badam’ alone by his brand new sportscar. He smiled at the sight of her.123456

Tammy Flo’s heart was racing. Not only was she extremely attracted to ‘Badam’ but she had been thinking that hooking up with the elder Simmington son was a much better idea than waiting on Heathen. Sure she had genuine feelings for Heathen but it was obvious he was more interested in male Sims and besides, Tammy Flo’s desire to bag her self a mega rich boyfriend was looking to come true. But she didn’t want to come across as a floozie for she knew that could be off putting so instead she played coy. 789

The sexual tension between the 2 of them was electric. Tammy Flo knew for certain that this was her chance and she went for it pulling ‘Badam’ close in a tight passionate kiss. 1011

As they smooched and sucked face on the driveway, upstairs from a bedroom window Heathen looked on as his his new found ‘brother’ made out with someone he had conflicting feelings for. Seeing Tammy Flo and Badam locked in a passionate embrace unexpectedly stung Heathen. He had remained unsure and confused over his feelings about Tammy Flo but seeing her now with someone else left him feeling more alone in the world than ever. 121314


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And still feeling hurt from what he had witnessed the previous evening, Heathen left his bedroom ready to go back to work at WindenburgSimmington. He’d hardly slept at all there was so much on his mind concerning Frankie and Tammy Flo. And whilst thinking about her, Tammy Flo came out of ‘Badam’s’  bedroom opposite Heathen’s, dressed in a shirt belonging to ‘Badam’. She had spent the night with him and she wasn’t afraid to show it. 16171819202122232425

Tammy Flo was herself hurt by Heathen’s reluctance to pursue a relationship with her and months of anger directed at Heathen came flooding out. 26272829

 A near naked ‘Badam’, dressed in only a towel, joined them in the hallway.30313233

Ignoring the fact Heathen was stood there Tammy Flo and ‘Badam’ began another round of forceful kissing leaving Heathen feeling very uncomfortable. The sounds of their slurping tongues as they kissed revolted him and he quickly turned and walked away. 34353637

The 2 lovers were so wrapped up with one another they didn’t even notice Heathen had gone. Instead they got further carried away with their passion. ‘Badam’ lifted Tammy Flo up and made his way back to his room but not before his towel dropped to the floor.383940414243


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Later that morning a furious Burke had gone to his arch rival’s home to confront him what he now knew about Fathom’s deal. He barged his way in past the servants and demanded that Cyril come face him. Momentarily a smirking Cyril appeared and Burke unleashed his fury. 2345

Burke stared down in hatred at Cyril who was knocked to the floor by Burke’s right hook punch. 67

An equally angry but bruised Cyril got to his feet and wiped away the blood from his mouth.89101112

Feeling cocky again, Cyril decided now was the time to play his trump card. 131415161718

Burke had suddenly gone from feeling confident to rather shaken. He hadn’t expected the confrontation to go like this. The dangerous reality of the situation Fathom had got her self into by making the deal with Cyril was fast becoming apparent. 1920

Burke had heard enough. He wasn’t prepared to stand around any longer listening to this. He needed clarity to think on his next move and so he made his retreat from Cyril’s home. 212223

As Burke stormed out Cyril felt quite content with himself at seeing how much Burke was suffering. Outside, Burke’s heart was racing and for the first time in a long time he was experiencing fear.  242526


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Head cook Mrs Bummerson was busy in the kitchen of the mansion preparing the lunch. With her was housekeeper Nanette and Mrs Bummerson was doing her usual routine of making out how important she was to the running of the Simmington household and everyone else, including Nanette, were second fiddle to her. 2345678

As Mrs Bummerson wittered on she was unaware of Texas who had slipped in through the rear kitchen door. 9101112

Texas did enjoy seeing Mrs Bummerson squirm. She bore no malice to her former employee but knew exactly how to play her. 1314151617181920

Whilst Mrs Bummerson stumbled over her words, Brystle walked into the kitchen. She was on her way out for her morning horse ride when she overheard Texas talking to her employee. She didn’t want another day of bickering but Brystle wanted to make it clear that Texas had no right to enter the main house as she pleased. 21222324252627

Brystle turned to her housekeeper Nanette.  28293031323334

An annoyed Texas made her way out the back, getting angry that the former stenographer had humiliated her in front of the staff. Everything Brystle said or did annoyed Texas and despite her efforts to get rid of her somehow Brystle still remained. There had to be another way. And as she walked out she thought on this. Outside, groundsman Terry was watering some plants. Seeing him reminded her of the other week when he was helping Fathom do some skeet shooting. A sudden evil idea then came into her mind….353637383940414243

A half hour later over in Forsythe Fields, about half a mile away from the main house, Brystle was riding through the meadows on her mare Valez. She loved the tranquillity of this vicinity and would come here often on her horse. Little did she know that the sinister turn of events that were about to befall her….For in the trees out of sight stood a vengeful and armed Texas….44454647

Texas took a step back behind the tree and raised the rifle close as she deliberated if she could go through with it. But she didn’t take too long pondering before turning and crouching down in the long grass. With Brystle on her horse in sight Texas raised her gun and took aim…..

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There was a slight tremor in her hand as she aimed and when she fired the gun it missed Brystle but the noise from the gun reverberated around the meadow. Birds squawked from the trees and Valez, startled by the sudden impact, reared up on her hind legs violently flinging Brystle into the air.  5253

Under a watchful eye, Brystle fell with a thud on the ground and her horse galloped off. 5455

Satisfied the damage had been done, Texas quietly slipped away unnoticed.

A severely injured Brystle whimpered in pain as she clutched herself. Her thoughts were of her unborn baby before everything went black and she slipped into unconsciousness.

Silence fell upon the meadow once more and a lone Brystle lay unconscious with no-one nearby to help her….56



Simasty 2.7: The Last of Mimsy

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The fire started by Mother Drysdale was now a raging inferno consuming all of the Drysdale family home. Flames tore through very room destroying everything in sight and making escape for Detective Morelli, who lay unconscious on the attic floor,  impossible. 

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Emergency services were quick on the scene, alerted by concerned neighbours. Fire and ambulance crews raced to the scene along with several police cars as they knew their fellow office had gone to the house to bring in Mother Drysdale. 

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As the fire crews bravely tried to tackle the blaze another car arrived on the scene. It was Morelli’s partner, Detective Alanna Noonan. Sergeant Juan Baya saw her arrive and he quickly approached her to give her an update on the situation. He knew that Noonan was close with Morelli and he had to handle this as best he could for he’d been told to expect the worst by the fire chief attending the blaze. 

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Noonan had a reputation for being tough. She knew Sergeant Baya hadn’t meant anything by saying there was little hope on saving Morelli but he was her partner and friend and she refused to accept anything else even though the reality was her partner would not survive this. Before she could say anything else they were approached by fire chief Jared Evans. He was known to Noonan and she had a lot of respect for him. 

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There it was – the worst was confirmed. Detective Marco Morelli was dead. Killed by a mad woman who’d shot him and then set the house ablaze to finish the job. Noonan was numb with shock upon hearing her partner was dead. But still she wanted to make sure just in case there was a remote chance that it was someone else.

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Noonan slowly nodded as she reluctantly accepted what Chief Evans was telling her. She raised her hand and vigorously rubbed her temple in a state of anger, rage and grief as she contemplated on what to do next.  

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Chief Evans returned to help fight the blaze. Noonan and Baya stood in stunned silence as they took in the loss of their fellow officer. It was the noise of the roof caving in on the house that broke the silence and Sergeant Baya spoke. 

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For a moment Baya thought he was going to see Detective Noonan cry and that would be a first. However, Noonan seemed to quickly snap out of her momentary grief. There would be another time to cry for her partner. Right now she was determined to find Mother Drysdale who had now become a cop killer. 

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Across town Mimsy and her boyfriend Luca were leaving school for the day unaware of the carnage that her grandmother had caused. 242526

Just then a shrill voice called across to them. 272829303132

Unaware that everything her granny was telling her was a lie, Mimsy was shocked to learn that she had to leave immediately. However, her father had been wrongly imprisoned overseas in Shang Simla for months now and Mimsy was desperate to see him again. 3334

Mother Drysdale, although old, moved lightning quick around to the driver’s side of the car. She tapped her fingers impatiently on the roof of the car as she watched Mimsy and Luca hug and say goodbye. 3536

A distant sound of sirens prompted the evil old woman to hurry along her grand-daughter. 37

Mimsy gave Luca a kiss on the cheek and with mixed emotions she got tearfully into the car. Once seated she looked out of the window at her boyfriend. Luca could see the uncertainty in her eyes. Under her watchful eye Mother Drysdale gave the teenage romeo a smirk as she too got into the car. 3839

With that, Mother Drysdale put her foot down and she and Mimsy sped off. All Luca could do was watch the car go. 4041

Luca’s heart sank as the car vanished from view. He had a terrible feeling about what had just happened.42


 

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Heathen was slowly starting to come around from fainting and he lay cradled in the strong arms of man who looked EXACTLY like his supposedly dead husband Fred. 23456

Heathen opened his eyes and gazed at the oh so familiar man in front of him. A flood of emotions swept through him again as he tried to comprehend what was happening. The man he loved, the man he thought he’d lost forever, was standing right in front of him. His touch, his scent, his voice….Heathen KNEW it was Fred. He didn’t know how it was possible but Fred had returned. Heathen wrapped his arms around him and held him close. 789

Heathen shook his head. What had come to light in the courtroom following Fred’s death, about how he had conned his way into their lives, Heathen no longer cared. It now seemed trivial. All that did matter was that he was reunited with the man he loved deeply. 10111213

And in a split second all that had seemed impossible was indeed impossible. Heathen’s heart sank. This was NOT Fred. 14151617

Tears of joy had soon turned to tears of anguish and it distressed Frankie to see Heathen so clearly upset. 181920212223

The emotions were to much for Heathen. He couldn’t control him self as he quickly grabbed Frankie and pulled him close locking lips with him in a passionate kiss. 2425

And then realising what he had done, Heathen quickly turned away in disgust with himself. How could he have done that he thought as he stood next to his husband’s grave? 26272829

Having Frankie be so nice him…reaching out and touching him was all to much for Heathen. He had to get away. 30313233

Frankie’s voice calling after him did not stop Heathen from fleeing the simetery. That voice  it could’ve so easily pass for Fred’s voice. But it wasn’t him. Fred was dead and yet he lived through his twin brother Frankie. And it was more than Heathen could take right now. 34