Generation 12.04

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We arrived in a town called Oasis Landing.

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Emit told us that we have several descendants living here. He gave us directions to to their homes.

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Emit also gave us each a jet pack as I guess that is the preferred method of transportation.   Riley and had fun flying around.

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Unfortunately we were not so good at landing.

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We visited a park and learned about some of the historical figures that helped pave the way to the future we are in now.

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While at the park I also met some sort of robot.  I learned they are bots and there is a facility where I can learn how to make them.  I am going to have to check that out.

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The bot gave me a back rub — let’s just say that was the strangest back rub I have ever had.

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We than went to visit some of my family’s descendants.

The first one we met was Nelson Equidae.  His wife is named Kristi and they have a daughter named Cori.

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Since Nelson’s first name began with the letter N I asked if he was my grandson but he said no that we are so far into the future that the family is going back through the alphabet for the second time.

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We also met Tiana Equidae.  She has a longtime boyfriend named Fred Ash and they have a daughter named Christina.  It was clear that Tiana has alien DNA.  I wonder if she is descended from Michael or if someone else in the family gets abducted by aliens.

It was fascinating meeting them and learning about the future of the family.

I also learned that in the case of both couples their daughters were not conceived through traditional (woohoo) means.  Instead they were genetically engineered at the hospital.  As a man of science I find that interesting.

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We returned to the base station exhausted from traveling and the excitement of the day. Emit showed us were we could sleep for the night.

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The bed was amazing.  We were able to program what dreams we wanted to have.

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I set mine to dream about the kids.  I think Riley did the same.

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The next morning when we went down to breakfast we learned that there are new stoves in the future that can just create whatever we want to eat.

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Riley had crepes and I had french toast.  It was ok but had sort of an artificial taste to it. While we ate we discussed what we were going to do for the day. I really wanted to check out the Bot Shop but Riley wasn’t interested so we agreed to spend a few hours on our own.

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So I headed to the bot shop where I learned about Bot making.

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I got to learn about different models of bots.  I thought about purchasing one but figured Riley probably wouldn’t like that.

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While I was making bots she got on the phone and challenged a ranked chess player to a tournament.

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Chess in the future is pretty cool.  It is played on multiple levels.  Riley won her first match.

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Lost her second but then won the rematch.

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Later that night we got all dressed up and went dancing.

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We ordered drinks.

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Riley tried playing this new type of instrument.  She was terrible at it but it was still really cool.

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We drank some more.

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By the end of the night I was definitely feeling it.

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When we got back to the base station Riley and I kissed goodnight.  The kiss turned into making out.

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Which lead to some amazing woohoo.

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Although we have four kids Riley and I still have not been able to conceive a child together.   I have no idea who Max’s mother is as I returned with him from the past, Michael is my child as a result of an alien abduction, Marie is Riley’s clone and Murray is mine.  We really want a child that has a little bit of both of us.

So the next morning we went to the hospital and paid $5000 to genetically engineer a child.  We went with the random option because I was curious which of genes from each of us they would select.

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Meet Maurice.  He is named after Maurice Wilkins who initiated experimental research on DNA.  So far I see mostly Riley when I look at him but it will be interesting to see how he changes as he grows up.

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Riley was thrilled to have another child to take care of.   Having Maurice also made us miss our other kids even more.  We decided it was time to go home.

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Before leaving I went and said goodbye to all of my descendants.

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Gave them gifts to remember me and also to thank them for making me feel so welcome.

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Riley, Maurice, and I then gathered at the time machine ready to return home.

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When we got home Max and Michael gave us both big hugs.

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We spent time playing with the toddlers.

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Now that we are home we have settled back into a normal routine.  I go to work and the older kids have school and homework.  Riley has been finishing up teaching Marie and Murray their skills.

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When I get home I help with the potty training.

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Before long it was again time for birthdays.

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Mom and dad came to the party as did Lily and her kids.  It was great seeing them all.   Michael’s mother didn’t come this time but I didn’t think anything of it seeing as it was not his birthday.

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Max is now a teenager.

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Marie and Murray turned five and are starting school.

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Max is really into art and signed up for art class after school.

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Max is super popular and is always bringing friends home from school. The one facing the wall is Jasper Equidae my cousin Lucas’s oldest son.  And the one with the gray jacket and red pants is Ralph my cousin Liz’s son.

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He is also a perfectionist and can’t stand it when things are not in their proper place.  He gets so frustrated when his younger brothers don’t make their beds in the morning.

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He has started dating Lara Pratt.  Like Max she is also the result of my messing with the past.  During one of my trips I saved her family’s ancestors.  When I returned to the present her parents were living down the street and we were good friends.

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He enjoys the outdoors and has been helping Riley and I with the garden.

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Marie loves dance is taking ballet lessons.

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She loves showing off her moves to her mother and me.

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I thought Michael and Murray were spending too much time indoors playing video games so I signed them up for scouts.

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They enjoy earning badges and practicing their salutes.

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I think we are a typical family of 7 (two parents and 5 kids).  We go to the town festivals.

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Most recently the whole family attended the Spring Festival.   We went rollar skating.

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And only had a couple of stumbles.

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The younger kids hunted for eggs.

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Riley and I got the high score on the love meter.  It said that, “We were the couple love stories were written about.”

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Speaking of writing I decided to try my hand at writing a science fiction novel.  It is called the Time Spy and it is about a spy who travels through time to find out government secrets in the hope that he can stop certain events from taking place.  So far it has gotten great reviews from my publisher.

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I help the kids with their homework.

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I took all the older kids camping again while Riley stayed home with Maurice.

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We went fishing.

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Michael had the biggest catch of the day.

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I grilled hotdogs for everyone.

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Later we sat around the campfire and had marshmallows.

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Max’s marshmallow started on fire.

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We were shocked and amazed when a Unicorn wandered into the camp site.

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Marie ran right up to it and let it sniff her hand.

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Then she feed him a carrot while petting his head.  Now she is begging for her very own pet Unicorn but I told her they belong in the wild for everyone to enjoy.

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While we were gone Riley stayed home with Maurice.

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She also invited my cousin Lucas over and challenged him to a game of chess.  She wants to be the top ranked chess player in Appaloosa Plains.

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We celebrated Michael and Maurice’s birthday.

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Michael’s mom came to the party this time and he seemed happy to see her.

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Maurice is now an active toddler.

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I can’t believe Michael is already a teenager.  Seems like just yesterday I was seeing those strange lights in the night sky.   So much as happened since then.  I made Riley real, cloned two sims, invented a time machine and visited the past and the future.

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We have been teaching Maurice how to walk, talk and use the potty.

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I have also received several promotions at work and am now an Aquatic Ecosystem Tweaker.

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Riley hasn’t been feeling well.

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To give her a break I took all the kids to the park.  We played on the playground and went fishing.

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When we got home Riley pulled me aside and said, “I’m pregnant!”

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I was thrilled, we have been trying to get pregnant for so long.

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I gave her a scorching kiss.

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And placed my hand on her still flat stomach.

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The kids are also thrilled to be having a new brother or sister.  Marie is really hoping for a girl.  She said, “brothers are fine but I would love a sister.”

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Unfortunately our happiness didn’t last.  A few days later while I was at work and the older kids were all in school Riley decided to get out of the house and go to town and get a massage.  Her back has been bothering her a lot.  She hired a baby sitter for Maurice.

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She was on her phone checking the time of her appointment and didn’t notice the sky getting dark.

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Until it was too late.

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Before she could move out of the way a meteor came crashing to the earth. Riley was killed instantly.

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Several other sims in the area were burnt in the explosion.  Including all four of Lily’s kids – my nephew and nieces.   They were the ones who called to tell me what happened. I am glad they alright.

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The grim reaper appeared and summoned Riley’s body from the rubble.

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Riley begged for more time telling him she had a family that needed her but the grim reaper wasn’t sympathetic.

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I can’t believe she is gone.  I feel like my heart is breaking.  How am I going to go on without her.

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