EPISODE 2.10: ‘Viva, Les Vagas!’

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The next day Texas had summoned Siloli groundsman Terry to her studio. She had learned from Burke the previous night that there were rumblings amongst the kitchen staff of Siloli that Terry had claimed that on the day of Brystle’s fall from the horse Texas had been out skeet shooting.

Now this was true of course but Texas would not allow the truth to come out about what she had done. And as only the simple groundsman was aware of the truth, Texas had quickly devised a cunning plan to silence him. So after sending a message to Mrs Bummerson in the kitchen , Texas sat out on the porch of her studio and waited for Terry to arrive. After a few minutes of waiting, a nervous looking Terry approached her.

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Terry gulped loudly and shifted uneasily on his feet. 678910

A wave of panic swept over Terry. He could see where this was going. 111213

Terry was an honest man and very loyal to the Simmington household. He couldn’t do what Texas was demanding. 1415

Texas moved towards Terry forcing him to sit down. As he visibly trembled Texas knew she had him in the palm of her hand. 16171819


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Later that day, Burke was with his ‘son’ Badam in his office at WindenburgSimmington headquarters. He’d invited the young man along to show him the ropes in an effort to get him started working alongside him. Burke had grand ideas for working alongside his eldest child, unaware that the young man recently returned to him was not actually his son but a paid actor hired by Cyril Dolby, Burke’s nemesis.

Mikey Florence, the bit part actor hired by Cyril to pose as the Simmington heir, wasn’t so keen on the idea of working in the business world and was not what he had signed up to do. All he wanted was an easy life spending the Simmington millions.23456789

Burke made to leave the office and ‘Badam’ followed him. He realised that if he wanted to keep Burke onside and not raise any suspicions then perhaps he would have to at least show willing to join him here at WindenburgSimmington. Then an idea came to him…101112

Burke was taken aback by the boldness of ‘Badam’ asking for a yacht as an incentive to join the company. This after only just being given a sportscar recently. Burke was seeing a greedy side emerge from the young man but before he could say anything Andre Wayward, his lawyer, approached him accompanied by a young man. 131415161718

Mikey, aka ‘Badam’ was a little annoyed with his performance. He realised that maybe he’d crossed the line with asking for a yacht. Perhaps another car would have been the better option to go for.

Andre meanwhile was enthusiastically raving about his newest protégé Thordon.  19202122

Burke stared at the young man in front of him. There was something familiar about him that he couldn’t quite put his finger on. Thordon himself felt it too with Burke. If only they knew the truth, that in fact Thordon WAS the real Badam Simmington!! That Burke’s real son was right in front of him and neither men knew…23242526

Thordon’s snooty manner irked ‘Badam’. Who the hell was he to be speaking to him like that? ‘Badam’ remembered he was playing the role of a billionaire’s son and decided to remind Thordon not to mess with the boss’s son. 27282930

As the fake Badam and the real Badam made their way to the elevators, Fathom stepped out of one as she made her way to see Seth in his office. 31

Fathom caught sight of her ‘brother’ Badam with the mysterious stranger (to her) Thordon and she was immediately intrigued by him….3233343536

Fathom smiled as she locked eyes with the handsome Thordon. She felt a spark with him, a connection….not realising of course that Thordon was her REAL brother!!!37383940

Both men watched Fathom as she walked off. 4142

Mikey, aka ‘Badam’, almost blew his cover as he lusted after Fathom who was supposed to be his sister. Thordon on the other hand had no idea that he was the real Badam and was blissfully unaware that his attraction to Fathom was wrong. On the other side of the door Fathom looked back at Thordon with longing in her eyes…4344

With scandalous thoughts in her mind about the handsome Thordon, Fathom made her way into her husband Seth’s office. He looked up from his desk as his wife entered.454647484950515253

This was more like the old Seth from when they were dating as teenagers Fathom thought. He had a glint in his eye which she found incredibly sexy. Of course, fathom was already fired up from her chance encounter with Thordon…

Nevertheless, she made her way around Seth’s desk and stood behind him rubbing his chest seductively.545556

Seth didn’t necessarily find this sort of thing comfortable but was willing to go along with it if it pleased Fathom. He had been humiliated by Giles’s comments during their fight at the gym where his star player had told him of his affair with Fathom and how Seth was not keeping his own wife woohooally satisfied.  Seth stood up from his chair and locked lips with his wife kissing her with a fiery passion. 57585960

As someone who got turned on by risks like this, Fathom was enamoured by Seth’s emerging wild side. And as he swooped her up into his arms she could stand the woohoo tension no more.62

Seth obliged and they lay down on the floor together and frantically began their woohoo session. Seth was entirely focused and surprisingly turned on by what they were doing. Fathom was herself majorly turned on…but not necessarily with thoughts of her husband…. 63


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The following evening at the ‘Marquis De Salad Restaurant’, the hottest new eatery in town, Texas and Cyril were enjoying a meal together. For Texas, being seen in the latest hip joint was what she was all about. She loved being noticed and talked about. And whilst she looked around the restaurant to see who was taking notice of her, Cyril abruptly interrupted her train of thought with a rather direct question.

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Texas was of course oblivious to Cyril’s health condition – that he was hiding the fact he was dying from a deadly variant of Rabid Rodent Fever and had only a few months left to live.89101112131415

Cyril was keeping the truth from Texas about his illness as he did not want her to marry him out of pity because of his condition. But then again, there was a lot that Cyril had kept hidden from Texas….

Just then Texas caught sight of someone entering the restaurant, someone who she had history with…1617

Cyril knew his ex-wife was back in town after she had recently visited his office to try convince him to stop deceiving Texas with the lie that he had found her missing son when in fact he was the one responsible for his disappearance in the first place. 1819202122

A reluctant Cyril followed Texas as she made her way over to see Skankee. As they reached the bar, Texas flung her arms around Cyril and held him tight. 2324

Seeing her ex-husband with the woman he had cheated on her with was one of the many reasons why Skankee had been reluctant to come back to Windenburg and why she had urged her son Giles not to join Windenburg United football club. That and one other important reason to…252627

Hearing Texas acting like a total bitch to his mother, Giles gallantly stepped forward. 282930

Skankee’s heart was racing for she knew the truth would come out. In fact she could even see Cyril doing the math in his eyes…313233

Skankee was of course referring to the fact that it was Cyril who had masterminded Badam’s disappearance all those years ago. Not wanting to run the risk of Skankee telling Texas the truth, he quickly led her away. 343536

Back at the bar a furious Giles watched as Cyril and Texas made their exit. 37383940


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Across town at the home of Devonique Domino another dinner gathering was happening. Joining her, along with her daughter Brackie and her boyfriend Oliver and her son Frank, was Heathen. She had invited over her half nephew in an effort to get to know the young man who had married her now departed son Fred. Heathen had readily accepted. Not only was he able to get know his new found half aunt but also he would get to spend time with Frank, the identical twin brother of Fred. 234567

Devonique noticed the looks Heathen had been giving Frank all night from across the table and it made her think that inviting Heathen night not have been the right decision after all. Frank was the double for Fred and it could be confusing to Heathen who was still grieving. Quickly she decided to move the conversation on and break the silence. 891011

Frank wasn’t always the quickest to read people Devonique knew. He was  trying to be a good friend to Heathen but it was obvious he wasn’t realising the impact he was having on him. 12131415161718

Before Devonique could say anymore, Brackie joined them with some good news of her own. 192021222324

Brackie was very head strong and determined but sometimes to her detriment. Devonique didn’t want to see her daughter get hurt. 252627

Oliver was cut off mid sentence as Brackie snatched her phone up and made a call. 282930313233

Devonique watched as her dinner party broke up as Oliver chased off after Brackie and Frank made his way onto the lanai with Heathen.

Outside Heathen, who was quite tipsy from the perfectly chilled shimpagne served at Devonique’s dinner table, gazed at the handsome Frank who seemed equally as tipsy.34353637

Heathen was smitten and therefore completely misinterpreted the situation. He clumsily reached forward and stroked Frank’s face. Just as he did so Devonique stepped out from the house. 383940

She looked on with dismay. She knew during sinner that this would happen. Heathen was confused over Frank and was setting himself up for a whole heap of hurt. 414243

For a second it appeared that Frank was enjoying the kiss with Heathen but quite quickly the situation turned nasty as he hastily pushed Heathen away in a fit of anger. 4445464748

Heathen refused to stop and feeling humiliated and angry with himself he fled Devonique’s house.

Frank was equally annoyed with himself for the way he reacted to Heathen’s kiss. As he stood cursing himself he heard the sound of footsteps and looked over his shoulder to see Devonique approach him with a disapproving look on her face. 4950515253

Devonique of course didn’t want Frank to leave but knew that it was for the best if he did. Heathen wouldn’t heal until he did so. She put her hand lovingly on her son’s shoulder and asked him to think about it before going back inside. Meanwhile Frank was left in a dilemma as what to do for the best.

And also the realisation that he had actually enjoyed that kiss for a split second….5455


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A heartbroken Heathen made his way back to Siloli mansion. As he got out of his car in the courtyard, Tammy Flo and fake Badam were smooching on the porch. Heathen stopped in his tracks and stared at the pair. It wasn’t so long ago that Tammy Flo was all over Heathen but since their one night of woohoo Heathen had tried to distance himself from her. However, with his feelings all over the place right now a confused and lonely Heathen really needed her company.23

On the porch steps, Tammy Flo and fake Badam were sucking face like their lives depended on it. 45678

Both Tammy Flo and fake Badam stopped in their tracks when Heathen called over to them. Tammy Flo stepped forward after telling fake Badam to hang back for a moment. 910111213141516

And Tammy Flo was being genuine when she told Heathen that. She had arrived at Siloli originally to fleece some of the Simmington millions that her Auntie Brystle had married into. She had tried to woo Heathen during his grief over the death of Fred but then realised she did have feelings for him. But when he showed nothing back Tammy Flo moved onto fake Badam and he was giving her the lifestyle she always wanted.

And with that, Tammy Flo leaned forward and gave Heathen a friendly kiss on the cheek. 1718

Tammy Flo could see how hurt Heathen was and it hurt her heart to leave him standing there like a lost puppy. But she had her own life to live. She turned and walked away from Heathen. 19

Fake Badam and Tammy Flo got into the sportscar he’d been given from Burke and they roared off into the night leaving a destitute Heathen standing alone and watching them leave. 2021


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A couple of hours later, Tammy Flo and fake Badam had driven into the desert city of Les Vagas to the famous casino Nero’s Palazzo. It was there at a bar they were glugging on their umpteenth cocktail of the night. 2324252627282930313233

Whilst Tammy Flo wasn’t the brightest spark, she did pick up on fake Badam’s slip of the tongue. 34353637

Realising he had managed to get away with it and not tell Tammy Flo he wasn’t really Badam, fake Badam ushered Tammy Flo up from her barstool and together they staggered off to the hotel nightclub where they soon were taking the dancefloor by storm. 383940

Fake Badam’s shock marriage proposal stopped Tammy Flo in the middle of the dancefloor. 41424344

Meanwhile back at Siloli, it was late at night and Burke was making his way into his study for a quick nightcap. He was surprised to see Heathen already there and it appeared he had been drinking quite a lot. 4546474849505152

Heathen spun around on very unsteady feet to face his father. 5354555657

As Heathen locked horns with Burke, back in Vagas, Tammy Flo and fake Badam were drunkenly getting hitched by a Elvish Parsley impersonator. 585960

Whilst they were saying their I do’s, Heathen was unleashing a lot of pent up anger and aggression towards Burke. 61626364656667686970

Burke had said it before thinking about it and instantly upon seeing the hurt in his distraught son’s eyes he regretted it. A drunk Heathen ran past him unsteadily. 71727374

Heathen ignored his father and ran off down one of the many corridors of Siloli mansion.

Back in Les Vagas, the Elvish Parsley impersonator had just finished his sermon. 7576

And just like that  they were married!777879

Back at Siloli, a distraught Heathen made his way out to the pool area staggering and falling as he went.808182

Suddenly, but not unexpectedly, Heathen tripped over his own shoe lace and went flying face first onto the ground before rolling over into the water toatally knocked out cold… 8384858687

With no-one around to see him fall, was it going to be too late to save Heathen from drowning???88



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. 678910