"Thank you Chief! I'm happy to be here. I did a little bit of research about Monte Vista, and this seems like a nice quiet town."
The Chief laughed darkly. "Appearances are deceiving Reilly! This town is quiet on the surface, but crime is alive and well, and it is threatening to overrun our fair town. The head Crime Boss lives in our town, and we have been trying for years to nail him, but he is slippery and gets away with murder. Literally."
Reilly frowned. "Crime Boss?"
"Part of the Mafia." The Police Chief explained further. "I brought you in, but no one else but you and me knows that. We have a mole, so you can't trust anyone. As far as the town is concerned, you are just a small time Private Eye, who moved here because our town is so Family oriented. You'll get lots of little cases, but the big one I want you working on, is getting the Kingpin behind bars. As a PI you'll have more freedom, and you can operate under the Kingpin's radar. Remember, trust no one." The Chief stressed the word.
"Who is this Kingpin?" Reilly wanted to know.
"The Monty's are a well known Mafia family. In this town, Patrizio Monty is the Kingpin. Watch your back Reilly, " The Chief warned, "Patrizio is no fool, the man is lethal, and smart."
"Good, then after you get your family settled in, I want you to head down to Venice Beach. Rumors have it that is where a lot of secret meetings take place. See if you can find out where they are meeting, so that we can plant bugs."
Reilly left Elly, Rhys, and his Dad at the house to get things unpacked. Reilly was eager to get started on his new job, and the first place he had to go to was Venice Beach. Now to find some clues as to where this secret meeting place may be...
He looked around, but he couldn't find anything out of the ordinary.
Reilly scratched his head, maybe he had the wrong beach?
Reilly had this feeling though, that someone was watching him...
He slowly turned around, and nearly jumped out of his skin when the intruder neighed loudly in his face. A wild horse had been tailing him. Reilly grimaced, he was glad that Rhys wasn't here to witness this. Rhys would never let him live it down.
Elly discovered the reason she had not been feeling very well. She was finally going to have a baby!
She waited until the terrible sickness had settled down, before telling Reilly about the baby. Reilly was thrilled, and he thought Elly had never looked more beautiful. She even had a certain glow about her.
"Reilly!" she said happily. "We're going to have a baby! We are so blessed!" And Reilly agreed with her.
Rhys buzzed around as only Rhys could do, getting the house ready for his Costume Party. He had stopped perfect strangers on the street, and invited them over. What better way to meet people? Rhys reasoned. He waited anxiously to see who would actually attend.
When the party was only an hour away, he changed into his costume. He fussed around with his hat, and laid out some candy and chips on the counter. Only a few minutes to go, and he was ready. Reilly came up behind him. "Dude, you're seriously not going to wear that are you?"
Rhys looked down at his costume. "What's wrong with it?" he asked defensively. Reilly opened to his mouth to answer that, when the doorbell rang. "Hold that thought Coz, my guests have arrived." His first guest was a Scuba Diver. "Hello!" he said flirtatiously. "I'm Rhys, and you are?"
The Scuba Diver giggled. "Nice costume! I'm Cherie."
Kit extended his hand. "Hello, I'm Kit! You must be some type of alien doctor?" Kit thought it was interesting choice for a costume.
"Why yes!" the alien doctor said in a surprised high pitched voice. "However did you know?"
The party was in full swing, when Rhys first saw her. He was immediately captivated by her. He excused himself from Georgia, and ignored the mermaids that were waving at him. He walked right up to her, and in his nervousness, he almost forgot to say hi. He stared at her for several minutes while she looked at him curiously, before he remembered his manners. "Hi," he said softly, "I'm Rhys."
"Hello Rhys. I'm Bianca."
"I'm glad you could come to my party Bianca." He didn't know why she decided to crash his party, but he didn't really care why she was there either.
They were a matched set, he decided, a couple of wieners, winners! Diamonds in the rough, gems of great value! Rhys was excited, here was a girl with taste! He spent the rest of the night just talking and laughing with her. Reilly might have even given him a bad time about it, if he hadn't been so preoccupied with his wife.
Long after his Uncle had gone to bed, and all his other party guests had gone home, Rhys was still laughing and joking with Bianca. Rhys was unsure who made the first move, only that it felt right when their lips touched. Then he was kissing her hungrily, and she responded eagerly. They moved to his bed, kissing each other the whole way. Rhys pulled back, trying to put the breaks on and slow things down, but Bianca reached up and pulled his shirt off. "I want you." she whispered. That was music to his ears.
Rhys had not intended to sleep with anyone, but his passion spent, and Bianca enfolded in his arms, he found he did not regret it. He also did not want her to leave, a first for him, usually he was pushing them out the door. This time, he protested when she climbed out of the bed. "It's late, I'd better get home." She kissed him softly, and Rhys pulled her back on top of him. She laughed breathlessly. "Rhys, I have to go." She tried to say between kisses.
"Stay Bianca. I'll even make you breakfast." he bargained.
She shook her head regretfully. "Another time. Call me, okay?" She crawled off the bed and began the search for her clothes. Rhys got up, and threw his underwear back on. Then he stood back and enjoyed the sight of her scrambling around trying to find her clothes. She looked good, he thought to himself, almost as good as he looked. He spared a glance at himself in the mirror. His newest tattoos stood out against his pale skin.
Elly was so excited, she couldn't hold still. Her baby was coming! She called Reilly and told him she'd meet him at the hospital. Then she jumped on her bicycle, and rode for the hospital.
Reilly arrived a couple of minutes after she did.
After several intense hours, a beaming Elly came out of the hospital with her precious bundle in her arms.
"Reilly! Hurry up! Our ride is here!" Elly carefully climbed into the taxi that Reilly had called. She looked at her son's face, and decided there had never been a cuter baby. Reilly got in on the other side of the taxi.
Elly looked up at him. "I want to name him Puck." she said. "After my great, great, great, great grandfather."
"Puck?" Reilly questioned. "That is an unusual name." He thought about it for a moment. "Okay, Puck it is."
Elly squealed. "Thank you Reilly! I am the happiest of fairies this day!"
Kit was just taking out the trash when the happy parents came home.
"Puck?" Kit said in surprise. He got a closer look at his grandson, Puck, once Elly was closer. "He sparkles." Kit observed.
"All fairies sparkle when they are babies." Elly said matter of factly. She cuddled Puck. "Oh Reilly, he is perfect! But I wish to have a female one of these." She glanced at Reilly. "I say we go try for another right away. And do you know what the best thing of all is Reilly?" Elly did not wait for him to answer but continued on, "I do not even have to use those mandrakes to have babies with you. You are so potent!"
"Uh, " Reilly stammered, and then blushed. Elly grabbed his arm, and pulled him into the house. Kit shook his head and chuckled. He had a feeling that while Reilly might have been an only child, Puck would not be.
Notes: The costume party was fun---and I had to chuckle when I saw the costume that Rhys picked out. Reilly was dressed as Tragic Clown (ironic as that was Kona's best friend!), but not for very long. He and Elly kept getting distracted by each other. lol
It was even more amusing when Bianca Monty showed up, in a hot dog outfit, and Rhys went immediately towards her and started rolling all these wants associated with her. So Rhys really likes Bianca---she's not too bad looking---especially for an EA sim! She is almost a young adult in my game---so to my thinking---she is college aged---18 to 19. :)
I don't remember the exact wording, but somewhere there was word that Monte Vista had a thriving criminal underbelly, aka Simcatti Industries. So I took my inspiration from that---and from the fact that it looks more Italian than other worlds, and so it had to have a Crime Family/Mob. Who better than the Monty's? lol But Simcatti will be popping up more and more---
And finally---Rhys is the one I chose for the tattoo addiction. I'm terrible at remembering to put things like that in the story---but there's his proof. I've been giving him a new one once a week.
Oh yeah--and finally finally, Elly is the first sim in labor that I have ever seen go to the hospital on her bicycle! Girl has some stamina! :D