"I have a twin sister," Hawke says, "Well, we're triplets. But our sister Phoenix disappeared." And he finds himself spilling the whole story to her, and even letting flow the tears he's held back since they first heard the news. Way to make an impression, he thinks to himself, trying get control of his sudden compulsive oversharing, way to screw things up. "Since she disappeared, I've been carrying this emptiness inside me. The place where she used to be...I can't feel her anymore, the way I feel Raven. Eleanor," he rambles on, unable to stop himself.
"But he's in town with you now, right?" Hawke asks, not quite understanding.
"Oh, of course. I was speaking hypothetically," Sun says, forcing a smile.
Hawke, back to his normal self, wraps an arm around her, pulls her close to him. "I have to go to work now," he says, "But I'd like to take you out when I'm done. Can you meet me at the Brightmore after 10:30?" Sun agrees to his plan happily.
At the Brightmore, they dance, and flirt. Sun tells him about her life in Shang Simla, and Hawke tells her about Riverblossom Hills, again revealing to her the things he's kept to himself since his arrival to Brooklyn Heights.
They stay out until the club closes. "I don't want to say goodbye just yet," Sun says when they get out of the club's door, "Why don't you come back to my place?"
"I have something I should tell you," Sun says, tears forming in her eyes. "I'm not here on vacation. I'm here to see a specialist at your hospital. Dr. Morgana Wolff. I don't have much time left."
"What do you mean?" Hawke asks, though he understood perfectly well what she was saying. He just doesn't want what he heard to be the truth.
"I have an infection. It's called 'Mummy's Curse'. There are rare bacteria locked up in ancient tombs that can be released when they are opened after so long. I made the mistake of exploring in the Dragon's Cave in my village, and I opened one of these tombs, and became infected. There is no cure, and I don't have much time before it consumes me."
"There must be a cure," Hawke insists, "We'll find you a better doctor."
Sun shakes her head, smiling at his determination, "You are just like my brother, he also believes I can beat this if I just keep trying. And that's why we are here. He found the best doctor, the leading expert on these rare cases, Dr. Wolff. She is working day and night to help me, and has tried many treatments on me, but nothing has worked. I am resigned to my end, Hawke, and I'm happy to have enjoyed your company before I must go."
"Marry me, Sun," Hawke says, getting on his knee before her.
"Sssh, don't say that," Hawke whispers, "There's still hope. And no matter what, I want to be with you for the rest of our lives. If you refuse me, it will break my heart."
"I will marry you, Hawke," Sun agrees, and they get married right there.
"Don't," Sun whispers, "Let's pretend, for now, that everything is right. Let's enjoy what we have without thinking about tomorrow."
Hawke is worried by her feverish desperation and wants to take her back to the hospital.
"Tomorrow," she says, knowing that for her, there will be no tomorrow. But there's nothing the doctor can do to stop this, and the last thing Sun wants is to spend her last hours in a hospital. "Right now you should take me to bed."
In in the end, nothing is left of Sun but a pile of dust.
Sun and her family were taken from Shang Simla. I did change Sun's clothes and hair when I moved them into Brooklyn Heights. Reader's of the Archer legacies might recognize sun as Yasu's mother.
Using Twallan's Master Controller, I did give her the Mummy's curse moodlet, which kills a Sim once it times out. However, it gives 14 days before timing out, and she had like 10 days left on it by the time Li Feng was born, so I had to use Debug Enabler to actually forced the death by mummy's curse event. Which is too bad because I would have liked to see the full progression of the curse. Sun had just started to get the black lines radiating from her (you can barely see them in the pic where she's placing the baby in the crib for the first time) but, while I'd be willing to fudge the rules for a few days to see this, waiting a full ten extra days was too much. Li Feng would be a child by the time her mother dies if I let the curse run its course.
So, that's the two children required for this generation. Both Hawke and Eleanor have achieved their LTWs for the Fulfilled goal. Their new house is done in their favorite colors for It's so You. The nursery hasn't been done yet. Currently it has Amelia's sea foam colored crib, and the nursery itself is in the colors the room was created in. By the next update, the nursery will be redone in Li Feng;s favorite color. Gray, yippee.