7.Four: Who Wants to Live Forever?

Welcome back! Last time, Cait took an insanely long break and then returned out of nowhere after 3 1/2 years, the triplets became children, some rainbow puppies were born, and Tomato grew up and moved out.

And we’re back at it!

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Our scene opens with two awesome girls doing homework! Yay! It’s always nice when the kids take it upon themselves not to flunk out of school.

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Synchronized chatting.😄

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Guess which mod I forgot to re-download? Yep! The “stop-asking-for-gorram-bedtime-stories” mod. –.-

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THIS IS WHY IT’S SO ANNOYING. They get the story, then they get OUT of bed, just to pass out on the floor. Why, game, why?

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Star: Ungrateful child.

It’s not her fault, Star. The game is just coded that way.

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Aaaand then she stood up and promptly peed herself. C’mon Mojo, I was defending you!

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Looks like Star knows how to work out her frustrations.😄

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Mojo: Hey, I wanted to hold Dim Sum!

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Thunderbird: Sorry, I guess she just likes me better!

Rood.

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Mojo: Fine, I’ll just go toss a little ball with Grandma Taffy.

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Mojo: “Ouch! Hey!”

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Taffy: Sorry, family trait. It’s dangerous to play catch with a Sorbet!

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Hey, someone’s using the patio furniture! I approve.

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This also pleases me. Strawberry can only do so much!

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Especially now that she has a job! She rolled the wish to become a professional gardener.

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Mojo: Ah ha! Thunderbird’s outside. Now all the doggies are belong to me!

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Meanwhile, I actually stopped being lazy and had Strawberry invite her girl over.

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These two waste no time.

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Cinnamon Roll:  *Struts*

Strawberry: *Barfs*

Too much of a wild ride for you, Strawberry? Smile with tongue out

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More autonomous lovin’ for these two. Just no more babies, guys, ok? You’ve had your turn.

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Strawberry, on the other hand….apparently isn’t quite done yet!

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Hey, she finished a painting!

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I wasn’t quick enough to catch a passed-out picture, but this is Thunderbird waking up from it.

Thunderbird: It’s a full moon – strange things happen! It’s not my fault!

Uh huh.

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Hmm. Maybe there’s something to that theory, after all. WTH, Strawberry?

Strawberry: Clothes are overrated.

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Hey, they all made it to school today! That doesn’t always happen. Although Thunderbird is in the red again. I sense more lost points ahead.

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Why are you not on the bus home? Here come my lost points.

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She proceeded to eat a lovely park-provided burger and take a nap on a park bench. That’s my girl!

Thunderbird: See? Have a little more faith in me.

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Bam: Ah HA! Take that, evil bone!

It’s looking like Bam will be the next canine TH. She seems to have at least some of her mom’s genes in her facial shape. But Boo might surprise me! Still several days until they age up. Puppyhood is so long!

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Should I quote David Bowie again? Re-reading this challenge, I realized I did that twice, several chapters apart.😄 But it fits so well! RIP, Bowie. T.T

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Poppy: Any lurking monsters better GTFO. I’m not about to lose Cait any points by being unable to sleep!

That’s my girl.

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Left on free will, Strawberry chooses to bathe little Lucy.❤

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Jack: Just one taste of lobster…s’all I ask…zzzzZZZzzzz

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Baby time! Meet little boy, Cocoa Bean.

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…AND little girl, Cherry. O.O I forgot Strawberry had the fertility treatment reward.

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Looks like Cocoa is a fairy!

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Persy: Takes after his grandpa, yes he does!

We’ll see just how much at his next birthday. Speaking of which…

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It’s time for a triple birthday!

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Thunderbird gained the rebellious trait.

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Poppy became a mooch.

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And Mojo is now a workaholic.

It was at this point I realized no one was aging properly. Strawberry had been pregnant for the typical 3 days, but the trips hadn’t gotten a single day closer to their teen birthdays, so I caked them because I knew it was time.

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I’m not sure why this was happening, but I hoped a move would fix it, so I packed everyone up…

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..And moved them across town to a house I took way too long building.

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It’s just a single story, but I made sure to include a ton of fun activities that I hope will keep everyone busy! Crossing fingers this move fixes the aging problem.

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So, what do you all think of the new house?

Strawberry: I’m hungry.

Mojo: I saw the cars out front. Gooooood.

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Dim Sum: This bench is good for clawing!

Persy: *Too….tired…*

Well, ok. The transition isn’t going as well as I’d hoped.

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Strawberry: Poor Dad!

Poor ME! My scooooore. T.T

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It took a while, but everyone finally found the babies’ room, so they could put them down and Strawberry could tend to their needs. I was worried there for a minute…they were crying a lot! And of course, once Strawberry was able to pick them, everyone else thought they would actually try to be helpful. ><

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Oh hey, someone found the half-pipe! ….Too bad it’s just a zombie.

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Why does the snow have to go potty?

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Oh.😄

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Yay, they are discovering the household amenities!

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Omg Mojo, that puddle was you, wasn’t it?

Mojo: Nope. Nuh-uh. Definitely not me.

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That miasma of stench around you says otherwise. I am disappoint.

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Aw, Great-Grandma loves the baby!

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Our pretty virtuoso has introduced herself to every instrument except the drums, so far!

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Cute dogs are cute.

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What a beautiful day for some father-daughter bonding!

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Aw, I was hoping it’d be the evil snowman.😄 Then I looked it up and realized only daredevil, evil, and mean-spirited sims can make it.

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Oooh, who is autonomously getting nice and clean?

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It’s Dim Sum! Well done!

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You can’t tell, but that’s Strawberry trying out the snowboarding, now. Woo!

That night, she got invited to a party at Cinna’s house. For some reason, she decided to bring Cherry with her.

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Strawberry: Hey, beautiful! Thanks for providing a crib for Cherry. If I had to hold her the whole time, I couldn’t do this.

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Cinna: Actually, babe, I was hoping you’d bring all the kids. And that you’d stay…with me. Haven’t we tiptoed around this issue long enough? I want to be with you, and with our children.

Thinking as fast as a sim with commitment issues can think, Strawberry sought to buy time.

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Strawberry: Oh, but…I thought you understood. You’re a fairy, and I’m just a regular sim. You’ll outlive me by many, many years. I want to save you that pain. I’m only thinking of you, darling.

Cinna: I have a plan. That’s why I threw this party. See my friend, Jerome, there behind you? He’s a vampire. He could turn you, and then you and I could be together. What do you say, Strawberry? Do you want to live forever with me?

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Strawberry: Welcome to Isla Paradiso, everyone! I’m sure we’ll all like it here much better than Lucky Palms.

Nice move, Strawberry. ><

But yeah, moving across town did not fix the aging problem. Hopefully this does!

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Torch Holders: 7
Sim Failing School: 3
Visit from Service Sim: 0
Passing Out: 39
Self-Urination: 26
Accidental Deaths: 1
Social Worker Visit: 0
Births: 22
Twin Births: 3
Triplet Births: 1
Fulfilling LTW: 8
Achieving Honor Roll: 5
Randomizing every LTW choice and trait for a whole generation: 6
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation: 6
Every 100,000 dollars: 5
Having an NPS Spouse reach the top of their career: 0

***

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Hey, Fitz, quit playing with the food bowl! No wonder the poor puppies are always hungry.

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Chapter 7.Three: Intermission

Um, so…hi everyone? *waves meekly*

Can we just pretend it hasn’t been almost 3 1/2 years since I last posted?😄 That’s probably some kind of record, sheesh. Some of these shots were taken before I stopped playing the family, and some are from this week, so I may not 100% remember what was happening in the older photos. Bear with me.

I am determined to finish this challenge! Hopefully it won’t take another 3 1/2 years. I’m just shocked I was able to get this save to work (barely). Ok, onward!

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At the end of the last chapter, our current Torch Holder, Strawberry, had triplets, and they had just become toddlers. As a refresher, they are Poppy, Thunderbird, and Mojo.

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She got right to work on their toddler teaching, but I honestly have no idea if she succeeded with all three of them, haha.

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Persy: “Why did Psy have to die? She was my buddy; my pal!”

Ah yes, that had just happened too, I think. Sorry Pers, I miss her too!

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But it did make room for this lovely lady, Dim Sum!

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She and Questor wasted no time getting to know each other. Smile Yaaassss.

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Taffy’s still around! Her life bar is only at 81, so I expect many more sim-years from her! She helps a lot with the trips (especially since Strawberry is still petrified of Bonehilda).

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Man, Persy just won’t get over Psyche! The other dogs try to cheer him up, but I guess it’s just not the same. T.T

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Luckily, Strawberry takes a few minutes whenever she can to give them some attention.

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Get down with yo bad self, Star!

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Dim Sum is so cute, gosh.

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Apparently, the toddler days flew by in a haze, and soon it was time for some birthdays!

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Poppy added Supernatural Fan to her Virtuoso and Artistic traits.

Poppy: I just realized Mojo has no wings! I am not a fan. Why u no fairy, Mojo?

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Mojo: Yeah, well, unless you have a steering wheel and leather seats I’m not too impressed by you, either.

She rolled Vehicle Enthusiast to go with her Good and Artistic traits.

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And Thunderbird is now a Disciplined, Friendly Coward. The jury’s still out on which of the girls will take on the Torch, at this point! I’ll have to wait until they age up, I think.

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PUPPY TIME! Meet Bam (right) and Boo (left). Get it? Bamboo? Cuz their mother’s a panda? Well, I thought it was funny.😄

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AND NOW FOR A 3 YEAR INTERMISSION

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Ahem. On with the show!

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We had several issues with missing clothes and hair, unfortunately, once I finally got the save working again.

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Nothing a few edits couldn’t fix. Everyone looks a bit different now, but let’s roll with the punches, eh? I’m just happy to be playing them again!

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Poppy doesn’t look too excited about the cake…or maybe she’s just tired? Don’t fall asleep at the table and lose me points!

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Mojo, on the other hand, hangs out with her bestie in the garage and works on her homework! *cheer*

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Poppy: By bestie, you’re referring to me, right?

If it makes you feel better, hon. *patpat*

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I see Taffy has begun taking after her mother in her old age, and now sleeps with her eyes open. Yay. *shudder*

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Apparently I’m not giving you enough to do.

Strawberry: Shush, it’s your never-ending control over my life that has led me to drink!

Whine whine whine, you had a 3-year break.😄

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Persy: Neener, neener, betcha can’t hit me!

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Poppy: “I’ll take that bet, Grandpa!”

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Poppy: Bullseye!

Showed him. Winking smile

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Meanwhile, Starfruit is busy whacking herself in the eye with a mallet. Bahaha.

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Oh good, you’re finished with the booze. Now you can do something useful!

Strawberry: I’m the only one who ever does!

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Aw look, there’s your daughter, proving you wrong!

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Aw, puppy love! Questor and Bam.❤

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More puppy love! Jack is still one of my all-time favorites. This is Questor’s father, for those who didn’t do any catch-up reading, haha.

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Oops, a little too much playing, methinks!

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Tomato: Guess what, Pops? I’m getting outta here tomorrow and living my own life!

Poppy: Haha, Cait won’t be able to ogle you anymore!

Hey, I don’t ogle! I just…appreciate.😄

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And who can blame me? Me-ow.

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I gave the living room and kitchen a small flooring and walls update. I really have to work on this house, soon.

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Star: Is that…a wrinkle?! Oh, the humanity!

Yeah, aging sucks, I agree. I feel like I get another gray hair every day! Boo.

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There she goes with the autonomous cleaning again! She makes me love her.

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Gee, looks like the end of an exciting dinner conversation.

Tommy: *stares*

Star: *stares*

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Persy: Hurry up, girl. Gramps wants a rainbow snowcone.

Is it just me, or do her wing sparkles make it look like he’s peeing glitter?

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Hey, a couple of ghosts came to visit! Hiii Marmalade and Butterfly!

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More BamBoo cuteness.

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Frammit, Thunderbird! We almost made it through this whole chapter without a fail!

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Whenever she can get a break from fixing various appliances, Strawberry likes to call and chat with her girlfriend, Cinna. Maybe sometime I’ll be less lazy and actually invite her over.

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Tommy: Better take a good look, Cait! This is the last you’ll see of me for a while!

*sniff*

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Tommy: Yes, I’d like a ride to my new life!

Bye Tom! It’s been a pleasure having you in the house!

And on that note, I suppose this is a good time to end this chapter. Not too much happened, but I guess that’s good for a catch-up entry, lol. If you’re still reading this (anybody after this long??), make sure and say hi in the comments!

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Torch Holders: 7
Sim Failing School: 3
Visit from Service Sim: 0
Passing Out: 36
Self-Urination: 24
Accidental Deaths: 1
Social Worker Visit: 0
Births: 22
Twin Births: 2
Triplet Births: 1
Fulfilling LTW: 8
Achieving Honor Roll: 5
Randomizing every LTW choice and trait for a whole generation: 6
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation: 6
Every 100,000 dollars: 5
Having an NPS Spouse reach the top of their career: 0

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LOOK AT ALL THE RAINBOW DOGS.

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Chapter 7.Two: An Eventful Evening

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Strawberry welcomes you back to ABC-ISBI by sitting on her butt on the couch, watching kids TV and listening to kids radio, as she will be doing for the whole beginning of the chapter.

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Chapter 7.One: Zombification

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New torch holder, new background…new update!  Hi everyone.  Smile  Strawberry would like to welcome you to the beginning of her reign.

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Chapter 6.Seven: Ghost Parade

Here we are again, and guess what?  This will be Starfruit’s last chapter as torch holder!  Surprised smile   Are you excited?  Cuz I am.  Let’s jump right in.

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Chapter 6.Six: This One’s for the Dogs…and Cat

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Star:  “Okay, Tommy, let’s say hello to the readers!  Ready?  HELLO READERS!”

Tommy:  ….

Star:  “Oh, I guess I’d better teach you to talk first.”

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Chapter 6.Five: Grim and Bare It

Welcome to another chapter of ABC-ISBI!  See, I told you it wouldn’t be that long before the next one. Winking smile  Let’s jump right in, here.

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