"I was never much of a father to you," Chayton admits sadly.
"Don't," Sage sighs, "We had this conversation when I was a teenager. You may not have been here at the start, but you've been part of my life for years now, and you are a grandfather. You aren't going anywhere now. Understood?"
"Understood," Chayton nods with a slight smile.
He becomes a young adult.
"She'll be thrilled to have a doctor in the house," Jasmine enthuses. Kieran is going ahead with his plan to start a career in medicine.
"I love it," she squeals when she tears off the wrapping to reveal a heart shaped amethyst. She loves anything purple. "I'll treasure this forever."
Kaiden suggested they go hang out at the arcade, but Becky wanted to go dancing.
"You dance pretty good," she remarks, "I don't suppose you want to go to the prom with me?"
"I thought you were dating Richard," Kaiden answers.
Becky rolls her eyes, "We broke up yesterday. You aren't going to leave me dateless for the prom are you?" She laughs and bats her eyes at him.
"So, is this a date date, or are you just trying to get back at Richard?" Kaiden asks.
"Silly, I broke up with Richard so I could ask you out," Becky says with a teasing smile.
"Sorry, dumb jock moment," Kaiden laughs.
Becky slaps his arm gently, "You know you're not. Dumb, I mean. I guess the jock part is about right. And I'll have to fight off all the cheerleaders and popular girls that will be throwing themselves at you."
Kaiden puts his arms around her, "They can try throwing themselves at me," he says, "But I won't catch them."
Kaiden is a jock, and is very active in the school's sports program.
And when he's not in school, or out with Becky, he's at the gym. His dedication to his team pays off when recruiters from the Los Aniegos Badgers come to one of their games, and offer Kaiden a position on the team as soon as he graduates.
"L.A.?" she gasps, "Really? Oh, you aren't going to leave me here, are you?"
"You're kidding," Becky laughs, "You wouldn't give up an opportunity like that just for me, would you?"
"Of course I would," he answers.
"Well, I won't let you, I'm coming with you," Becky says, "Moving to L.A. is a dream come true. I won't have much of a music career if I stayed here."
In the MTS forums, I've mentioned the difficulties I've been having in Appaloosa Plains with lagging and periodic freezing. These problems started back in Kelsey's generation, and have become worse over time. The freezes have become particularly annoying, I get several of them per Sim day.
I had said in the forums that I was going to abandon this legacy and start fresh rather than move, because I'm also involved in rebuilding Riverview for my next legacy after this one, something I hinted at in one of my previous chapter comments, when Aymeri and Ico and Tania and Auberon decided to cleanse the town of human pollution and make it their own.
I didn't want the the hassle of preparing another world for Kaiden to move into while simultaneously building up a new Riverview, and I was feeling very unmotivated by Kaiden's generation roll, so I thought I'd drop it.
But the Riverview project is slow going as I'm completely rebuilding, so I decided I could carry on this legacy in Los Aniegos, which is prepopulated and has the LN venues I require for Becky's band career.
Assuming Becky sticks around long enough to form a band.
Kaiden's roll is Second Chance, 3 kids. Primaray career is sports, secondary is Busker/Band for partner 1 and Inventor for partner 2.
The goal is Awesome and the Misc. Fun is Runs in the Family (Complete, as both Kieran and Kaiden got the Brave trait).
I used Nraas Traveler mod for the move, so Kaiden and Becky are still related to their families in AP, which is now a vacation world attached to L.A. as a base hood.