Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Twenty-Eight

Note to Readers:

I had originally  intended for the storyline with Joy’s leukemia to last longer than it will.  I found that writing it was bringing up too many bad memories and emotions for me.   I realized that I can’t keep this storyline going for long.  It makes me too sad!  I’m sorry, but her illness will progress very, very quickly.  It will conclude over the next couple of chapters.

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Screenshot-3474Alissa was sitting at her desk looking at her calendar.   Her show was going to be on hiatus until after Joy’s treatments were finished.  Mark came into her office, and he had a big grin on his face.

“You have a call waiting on line five.  I wanted to be with you when you take it.”

Alissa gave him a puzzled look and then took the call.

“Alissa Stallworth speaking.”

Screenshot-3491“Alissa, this is Oprah Winfrey.  I hope it’s okay if I call you Alissa.  I feel as though I already know you with the way I’ve watched your show.  I’m such a huge fan!”

Screenshot-3475Alissa’s mouth dropped open, and she mouthed to Mark.  “Oprah Winfrey?”

Screenshot-3477He vigorously nodded his head, yes.

“Of course you can call me Alissa!  I’m so honored.  I’m a huge fan of yours too!”

Screenshot-3486“I was so sorry to hear about your little Blessing’s illness.   Leukemia is a scary word.  How are you all coping?”

Screenshot-3480Alissa smiled at the genuine sincerity and kindness in Oprah’s voice.

“We’re taking it day by day.  She’s still a very happy little girl.  She doesn’t let us get down.  She has always lived up to her name no matter how she’s feeling.  She is a still a very joyful child and brings joy to all of us who love her.   We know she’s going to get well again.”

Screenshot-3488“I’m so happy to hear that Alissa.  I imagine that things are very hectic for you right now, but I’ve been wanting to meet you for quite some time.   I know a lot about your past, and I think that you are such an inspiration and role model for other women.    I know that your experiences and achievements would really help other women, and even now with Joy’s illness, you would encourage other families going through the same type of ordeal.   I would like to come out there to Santa Fe and talk with you and get to know you.  It’d be wonderful if you would agree to be a guest on my new show.  It’s called “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”

Screenshot-3479“I would love that Oprah!  The timing  would have to be contingent on how Joy is doing.”

“Of course, and I would also love to reciprocate by being a guest on your show when it starts production again.  That is if you would like me to be a guest!”  She laughed.

“Wow!  That would be wonderful!  Thank you so much Oprah!”

Screenshot-3489“Sure, and even though we’ve just met, I know we’ll become great friends.  I can always tell.  It’s just an instinctive feeling that I get with special people.  If there is anything that I can do, Alissa, even if you’d just like to have a private conversation, please don’t hesitate to call me.  This is my personal line, and you can call me anytime, day or night!”

Screenshot-3490Alissa had tears in her eyes.   “Thank you so much.”  

She gave Oprah her private cell number.  Oprah told Alissa that she would have her people contact Alissa’s producer, and they would make arrangements for the interview.   She promised to keep in touch with Alissa.

After the call ended, Alissa told Mark what they had discussed, and he was just as excited as she was.   Later when she was alone, Alissa remembered that she’d felt the same instant connection with Miki, and that Miki had said the same thing about their friendship.  She smiled.  Even during bad times, good things still happened.

Screenshot-3439Joy had been undergoing chemotherapy for three months now.  She stood in her bedroom, deep in thought.  She hated seeing the sadness in her family’s eyes whenever they looked at her.  She always forced herself to smile, but when she was by herself, tucked into bed, she couldn’t hold back her tears. 

Screenshot-3442When was she going to be well again?   She couldn’t dance, and some days it was hard just to walk because she felt so weak.  The chemo treatments made her stomach feel even more yucky, and all of her favorite clothes were too big for her now.  Her aunt Crystal had given her a cap called a “cool cap” so that she wouldn’t lose all of her hair.  She’d still lost some of it, but her Mommy styled it so that the missing hair doesn’t show.

Screenshot-3443Why did it have to happen to her?  Why did she have to get sick! 

Screenshot-3444Suddenly Joy was filled with fury, and despite her weakened condition she started throwing things around in her room!  Cara was in her own bedroom when she heard the commotion coming from Joy’s room.  

Screenshot-3445She was shocked to see what Joy was doing!  She watched her for a few moments and then tried to hold her. 

Screenshot-3447Joy resisted at first and then let Cara hold her. 

Screenshot-3450Joy burst into tears, and Cara hugged her as she cried.   Cara cried too, and then they talked.

“I’m sorry Cara.”

“Princess, you don’t have anything to be sorry for.  I’m surprised you haven’t exploded before this.  You’ve been so strong.  Much stronger than I would have been if I was the one who was sick.  You’re my hero Joy!”

Joy smiled up at Cara.

Screenshot-3451“I love you little sis.”

“I love you too!”

Cara hugged Joy tightly.  

Screenshot-3453Joy and Cara hadn’t noticed when Aiden came into the room.   He had heard Joy throwing things around and seen her crying.  He went to his own room and got a teddy bear that he knew Joy liked. 

Screenshot-3454He returned to her room and handed it to her.  

“Here Joy, you can keep him until you get well again.  He can sleep in your bed with you.  You can tell him when you’re sad.  He always listens.”

Screenshot-3455Joy looked at him solemnly.  “Thanks Aiden!”

Screenshot-3457“How about if I make the three of us some milkshakes?  Do you think you could drink one now, Joy?” 

Joy and Aiden both loved milkshakes.

Screenshot-3459“Vanilla and chocolate mixed?”

“Any way you want it and yours too Aiden.”

They told her what they wanted, and Cara went down to the kitchen to make them.

Screenshot-3469Dale and Alissa were in the office talking with Dr. Hodgekins and his team on a conference call.

Screenshot-3506“We’ve all discussed the results and the chemo has not been as effective as we would need to see.   We are in agreement that the next course of action should be a bone marrow transplant.”

Screenshot-3462Alissa’s stomach tightened at the news.  

Screenshot-3460Dale’s hands clenched together and he closed his eyes briefly.   This was not the result that they were hoping to hear.

Screenshot-3504Even though they were located an hour away, the doctors knew the effect their words were having on Dale and Alissa.  They’d been in this situation with many other parents in the past. 

“We need your answer as soon as possible so that you can all be tested to see if your marrow is compatible.   If none of you are suitable, her name can be added to the list awaiting donor organs for transplants.”

Screenshot-3465Dale looked at Alissa.  He had selected these doctors because they were the best in their fields.  He trusted their judgement.  

“Dale, do you think it’s what we need to do for her?”

Screenshot-3466“Yes, Honey.  Joy can’t afford to wait.”

Alissa nodded her head, yes.  Dale told Dr. Hodgekins their decision.   They explained to the rest of the family what was happening, and the following morning they all went for testing.  None of them were a match.  Her extended family was also tested with the same negative results, and so her name was added to the list awaiting donors.  A couple of weeks went by, and Joy’s condition was worsening.

Screenshot-3422Noah looked at his checking and savings account balances.   He smiled remembering when he’d received the first check from Harley.  He’d never before earned that much money nor had he ever expected to earn that much.  He’d put some of it into checking and the bulk went into his and Sharlee’s savings account.  They had been able to buy Sharlee her pregnancy wardrobe.  He’d insisted that she get what she wanted because he wanted her to enjoy her pregnancy as much as she could.

He’d gone out of town for a few more sessions for Harley and a Harley rep had come to Santa Fe to meet with Noah and a local realtor to scout a location for the dealership.  The work on building it had already begun.  Sharlee entered the room and joined him on the bed.

Screenshot-3426“How is Joy feeling?”

Screenshot-3424“She’s playing a card game with Aiden.   They are both laughing.   He’s so good for her.   She said he’s the only one who doesn’t really treat her differently now that she’s sick.”

Screenshot-3427Noah pulled her closer and rubbed her belly.   He felt the baby kick.   Sharlee smiled remembering the first time she’d felt the baby flutter. 

Screenshot-3509It was the night after they’d finished their first part of the Harley campaign.   She’d suddenly sat up in bed.   Noah had looked at her in concern and turned on the lamp.   “Babe, are you okay?”

A beautiful awed smile was on her face as she held her hand on her belly.   “I just felt the baby move!”

Noah’s mouth had dropped open, and he immediately reached his hand out to see if he could feel the baby.  He didn’t feel it move, but he did feel something there in her belly that he knew had to be the baby.  He smiled too.  It wasn’t long after that before Sharlee developed a small baby bump.  Now at over six months, she had a nice round belly, and Noah could feel the baby move and kick against his hand.

Screenshot-3428“Noah, didn’t you have a session scheduled with Sarge for this evening?”

Screenshot-3430Noah had missed his last two sessions and was supposed to have one tonight.  He’d started taking his classes. He was trying to take as many as he could at one time so that he’d be finished sooner.  He was even taking weekend classes.  Between classes and studying, he was having a hard time balancing everything.  He wanted to spend as much time with Sharlee as he could too.  He felt like he was doing well and could afford to miss sessions with Sarge.

“Yeah, but it’s okay.”

Sharlee looked troubled and Noah sighed.  The last thing she needed was something else to worry about.   “I’ll call his receptionist and reschedule.”

“That’s good, Noah.  I know I may not say it as often as I should, but I do appreciate everything that you’re doing for us.”

Screenshot-3432Noah lowered his head down to her belly.   “I appreciate everything that you’re doing for us too!”  He started talking to her belly the way he liked to do.   Sometimes he read to the baby because he’d learned that it was good for the baby’s development.   He also wanted the baby to be familiar with his voice too.  

Screenshot-3434Sharlee looked at him tenderly.   They couldn’t wait till the baby was born.  It would be less than three months away.  They had thought that learning the baby’s sex would make it easier to pick a name, but it hadn’t worked that way.  They were still trying to find just the right name for their baby girl.

Screenshot-3473There were many people ahead of Joy on the list waiting for donors.  Her school, Dale’s colleagues, and some celebrities, including Matthew, Phyllis Thorne and Oprah,  had held benefits trying to find a compatible donor for Joy.  So far there hadn’t been any success.

“Dale, does she have to be at death’s door before they bump her up on the list?”

“I’m sorry to say it, Honey, but that’s almost true.”

Screenshot-3471“I don’t want to lose my baby, Dale.”

Screenshot-3472“I don’t either, and we’re not.   She’s still fighting, and we have to hold on too!”

Screenshot-3499Late that night, Alissa forced her eyes open, and they widened in shock.  

Screenshot-3498She was in the office stretched out on the loveseat, no longer in her bed like she was when she’d fallen asleep earlier in the evening.  There was a man leaning over her and holding his hand tightly across her mouth. 

Screenshot-3501He wore a mask over his face!

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83 thoughts on “Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Twenty-Eight

  1. Omg.. This Chapter is just E-P-I-C.. First Oprah, then Joy need a donor.. Then that weird man/woman in mask! This is so interessing! Cant wait for the next chapter! And cant wait of the baby, i think the girl should be named Chyntia >_< Your chapters end like.. "do not change the chanel, we will continue after Advertisement". I just cant wait for the next chapter ;D Have fun by writing!
    Oh.. I just did think and the babys name could be Love.. (My name is Love irl btw ;p) So they will have Joy, Love, and they just will need to get Hope! Is'nt that awesome!?

    Bye bye, love from Love ^_^

    • Thank you Jandelea! 🙂

      I was glad that I found a sim who looked like Oprah. No way I could have made her myself! LOL

      Chyntia is a pretty name. I just thought of another one that I like, Cynthia. 😀
      I like your real name too! It is awesome!

      I’m sorry about the cliffhanger. I actually wasn’t thinking about that when I ended it. I was thinking more about how long the chapter was becoming. I’m trying not to make them quite so long! 🙂

      Thanks for reading my story, Jandelea! 🙂

    • Thank you Meg! More pretty name suggestions. I put that poll together at the last minute. I wish I’d thought of Astrid!

      I forgot the baby bump! 😯 I’m sorry. I meant to show some pictures of her at the end of the chapter. It’s supposed to be her last shoot with Harley before the baby is born. I’ll definitely include it in the next chapter. She is such a cute pregnant girl with her baby belly! 😀

      Thanks for reading, Meg! 🙂

  2. this was a great chapter!I loved the way you ended it,it was sad to hear that joy havng luekimia brought up sad memories :·( but im happy that joy wont have luekimia for much longer!

    P.S. I think i spelt luekimia wrong LOL!!! Plus it does bring up some bad memories for me as well :·(

    • Thanks Simlover! 🙂

      I’m glad you like how it ended! I promise you won’t have to wait too long to find out what happens!

      Yeah, I thought that I would be okay with this storyline, but I was wrong. Definitely over in the next chapter.
      I’m sorry that it upset you too! I know some people can write about things like this even if it’s happened to them and maybe one day I will be able to do that. Right now I can’t though. 😦

      Don’t feel bad about misspelling it! I misspell words sometimes too! 🙂

      Thanks for reading, Simlover! You don’t have much longer till baby! 😀

      Th

  3. Wow! This chapter was so epic! First Oprah, and then the bone marrow transplant. I really hope they will find a donor soon.

    As for the end, that was awesome too! I know that eyecolor! You are so secretive with this family! 🙂

    That’s so sad for Joy. My grandpa died of cancer before i was born, but i also lost my nana in 2006. I can’t tell you how much pain i had. It’s a very difficult time! 😦

    I’m sorry writing the chapter brought up so many bad memories! If you don’t want to follow a real life timeline, that’s fine! I know it must be hard 😦

    I don’t think i have found a story that i have loved so much that i was inspired by it! Keep up the great work. I hope you feel better about the leukemia! 😦

    • Thank you Queen! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

      Hopefully things will work out for Joy.

      You could see the eyecolor! 😀

      Yeah, I just couldn’t keep this storyline going. 😦

      That makes me really happy to know that you love the story so much! Thanks again Queen! 🙂

  4. Another great chapter, as always! I hope Joy gets better soon! I think Oprah was a nice way to make the story better.
    I can’t wait for the baby to be born!! I hope that nothing bad comes from Noah missing his sessions with Sarge!
    And for the masked man/woman… I know that eye color!!!!!!!
    I loved Oprah’s office!
    I can’t wait for the next chapter!

    • Thank you Star! 🙂

      It is hard for her right now. Hopefully she will get better!
      Thanks! I saw that Oprah sim a long time ago and now I wanted to use her at sometime in the story. 😀

      Yeah, Noah isn’t ready to stop seeing Sarge yet.

      You could see the eyecolor too? 😯 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Star! 🙂

  5. Finally this chapter posted, cant wait for the next chapter, i hope that joy will find the match donor soon. Oh no, who is the man/woman? Is scary thing will happen to alissa?

  6. After that horrible ending I could hardly choose the baby name! Asha! Great name! Why didn’t I think of that! Alissa and her family are strong so I hope Alissa is ok! So when’s the next chapter? I need to know what happens! Ps. I really miss Miki and I bet Alissa does too!

    • Yeah, Alissa’s family has been through a lot, and hopefully they will get through this too!

      The next chapter won’t be posted till Monday. I’m going to try to get back to my weekly Monday updates again. 😀

      Is that a hint that you want Alissa to visit Miki or for Miki to visit Alissa? Okay, I’ll do that soon! 😉

      Thanks for reading, Katie! 🙂

  7. I totally understand you not wanting to spend too much time writing the leukemia storyline. My grandmother just died of cancer this past week and it has been hard on all of us for a very long time. I can tell you pour your heart into what you write, so of course it would be painful for you to dwell on something like that. I’m just hoping the little girl is going to see a happy ending!

    Am I right in assuming that there’s a possibility that SOMEONE faked his own death and is now having to come back to save his baby girl????? I loved Alex and I would actually be thrilled to see him back :).

    Sharlee and Noah’s campaign in the past couple of chapters looked great. I’m glad to see she and the baby are still doing fine, but I know the pregnancy isn’t over yet and more could still happen. I thought you did a great job with the awkwardness of Noah and Dale’s fishing trip, though. I hope one day they can be friends even though it’s not too likely.

    I voted that the baby’s name should be Skylar. They could call her Skye for short!

    • Maddie, I am so sorry for you and your family! I hate that you are all having to go through that kind of pain!

      Yeah, I am definitely ending this storyline.

      Do you really want me to tell you who the person is? 😀
      I promise not to keep you waiting long! 🙂

      Thanks Maddie! Their campaign is a big success for them. You’re right. She still has several months left in her pregnancy. I forgot to do pictures showing her baby bump. I’ll put them in the next chapter. She is so cute with that bump!

      Noah and Dale do have a difficult relationship. Maybe things will get better between them over time. 😦

      I like Skye! Skye Hall is a cute nickname! 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Maddie! 🙂

  8. Great Chapter! 😀 I hope Joy gets better!!! Aidan is so good to her 🙂 You can’t just stop there!!! You have to finish!!! Who is this person?? D: Great chapter!!! Can’t wait till the next one!!!

    • Thank you, Rhiannon! 🙂

      Hopefully Joy will be okay.

      I know it was mean to leave you all hanging, but the chapter would have been way too long with the rest of it added. I had to break it up! LOL

      Thanks Rhiannon! I’m happy that you enjoyed reading this one! 🙂

      The next chapter will be posted next Monday. I’m going to try to get back to my Monday updates again. I hope that’s not too far away! 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Rhiannon! 🙂

  9. Nina is different from the other names that you have used before, and although I love your taste I think Nina is really lovely and will make a change. Nina means grace, or peace, in Hebrew, and in Spanish it means ‘little girl’, right? I think that would be lovely 😀

    Sorry I haven’t commented, the chapters are still as awesome as ever and the cliff-hangers are nail-biting-inducing! I’ve just had a lot going on 😦 This is irrelevant but have you seen Buffy? If you haven’t you should totally watch it, it’s AWESOME! It isn’t the reason I haven’t commented much, its just something I’ve got dangerously hooked on and am eager to spread the disease 😀 Okay, I’m officially rambling 😛

    Alissa’s gotten kidnapped?! AGAIN?! I hope its something good… I’m not sure that’s really the appropriate way to happily surprise someone but you never know…? Oh who am I kidding, I’m scared!! I hope she’s okay, Joy needs her! Which brings me to Cara – what a lovely sister! If I had a sister I’d want her to be like that! I AM a sister, and I wish I could be like that!! Yay, my role-model is a fictional character… I need to focus on homework more…

    That pose with Noah on the bed listening to Sharlee’s stomach was SO CUTE!! You’re really good at making the poses – do you make them? You’re also amazing at shooting the pictures, they’re so well composed!! I wish I had the time to write a story, but I have to do art homework, and english, maths, science, RS, history, psychology… Need I go on? 😦 Still, I have this story to keep me happy 😛

    Brilliant chapter, as usual, will try to comment more often. Need to do English Homework now… Lord of the Flies, shoot me now :/

    PS, I know the poll is against it, but I LOVE Nina 😀

    • Harry, Nina is a nice name too! I didn’t know it had such a great meaning!

      Awww, don’t feel bad about not commenting. I know everyone doesn’t always have time to do it! 🙂
      Thank you so much! That is very encouraging! Do you mean Buffy the Vampire Slayer? I saw it a long time ago. That show had a lot of action! 😀
      I see why you’re hooked!

      She’s not really kidnapped. LOL She’s in the office at her home. She was just taken from her bedroom. You think you know who it is too? 😀 We’ll find out who he is soon! Cara really is a great sister! She loves her family a lot. I bet you’re an even better sister than you realize!

      Thanks about the poses! I worked hard on it! Noah’s expression turned out how I wanted it, but Sharlee’s didn’t quite get there. I have a good time doing the pictures. So thank you! I’m glad when they turn out the way I have them in my mind. Sometimes they don’t though! LOL

      I used to love English and Psychology. I can’t really say the same for Math and Science though! LOL What is RS? I bet you’re great in your classes! 🙂

      Thank you, Harry, and thanks for reading Alissa! There’s still a few days left for the poll. Maybe Nina will get more votes! 🙂

      • RS is Religious Studies and its a compulsory subject – ugh :/ I love psychology but the homework is really hard and, as usual, I’ve left it for last minute – CLEVER. Aha I wish I was!

        I hope sooooo!!

  10. Awwh no 😦 poor joy, its like in ‘now is good’ when Tessa destroys her bedroom! At least Aidan is trying to make her feel better 🙂 he’s so cute!!

    Is the person in the mask the person who sent flowers to Alissa, or is it Alex on disguise?! 😉

    I’m getting a bad feeling about Joy’s leukemia… (I’m really sorry if I spelt it wrong, I’m not good at the best of times and that’s what spell check said it was spelt like)

    When are you posting the next chapter??? (I don’t mean to be rude or anything! I just want to know!! 🙂 )

    Also sorry about the long comment but I had loads of things I wanted to say!!!

    Also (again) I just thought, you could call the baby Hope because they all need a bit of hope!!!

    Thanks for still being an awesome writer!!! 😀

    • What is “Now is Good?” Is that a book or a movie? It sounds interesting! Yeah, Aiden is a sweetie. 😀

      Do you really want me to tell you? 😀 I promise we’ll find out who it is soon.

      You spelt it perfectly. 🙂 Hopefully she’ll get better.

      You’re not being at all rude! Sometimes I do need the push of knowing that someone is waiting on the next chapter in order to work on it. I really appreciate you asking me that! 😀

      You don’t have to apologize for the long comment. I enjoyed reading it! 🙂

      Hope is another pretty name! I’m glad that you all are helping me choose the baby’s name! 🙂

      Awww, thanks Megan! Thanks for reading my story! 😀

      • it’s a book (book is called before i die) and a movie but it is very sad 😦 she does exactly the same thing in the film, trashing her bedroom
        i think Aiden and joy are my favourites!!

        i want you to tell me but i also dont and i think i know who it is!!! 😉

        i have been doing ‘research’ on who i think the mystery person is, which comprises of looking at different characters and matching the eyes! (i read someone elses comment hehe 🙂 i kind of cheated!!!!!)

        im glad i spelt it right, i dont want to offend people, i just really cant spell.
        im glad (i need a new variety of vocab -_- ) you like reading my long comments! i enjoy writing them
        thats ok!!!

        also i think skye is a very cute name too 🙂

      • When you first started writing ‘Alissa’ did you have the whole story planned out or did it just roll along as you wanted each week??
        How old are all the stallworths now??
        Are you ever going to stop writing it (not that I want you too!! 🙂 )

        Sorry about all the questions, I just want to know 🙂

      • 🙂 so did you have it all planned out??
        I’d love to write something like this but I don’t think I could and it would be boring!!

      • I had the main storyline in my head as well as the ending. I had planned to end it with Dale really dead and Alissa married to Alex, but I had lots of requests to keep the story going. So now it’s become a challenge I’ve given myself to see how long I can keep writing it. Most of my stories are only about 20 to 25 chapters mainly because I get tired of the characters and lose interest in them.

        Alissa and her family, though, are still fun for me, and I have a lot planned for them. I usually write out the chapters for an entire storyline and then take the pictures as I go along. I have a lot in my head planned for the Stallworths and eventually I’ll get it all written down! As long as I can keep thinking up storylines for Alissa, I’ll keep writing it! 😀

        You should still try writing! It’s a lot of fun! 😀

      • Cool! I was wondering because you always have such good chapters and they flow so well!

        I like making up stories but I never seem to write them down!

  11. I hope Joy can get a transplant in time. 😦 I’m fine with it being a short storyline though, it’s too sad.

    I think I know who the man is…haha I wish he would just go away forever. I have a feeling maybe it has something to do with joy.

    Did Dale get a haircut? Lol I don’t remember his hair being that short before.

    I seriously love your story, I check back here waaay too often to see when the next chapter is coming. Are you going to do anything with Mutation soon? Sorry, I know you probably get that question a lot!

    -Sarah

    • Yeah, she’s not doing very well right now. 😦 Thanks for understanding Sarah! It really surprised me that I just couldn’t do it.

      So you think you know too? 😀

      I did change his hairstyle. Do you like it or should I change it back?

      Thank you, Sarah! That’s a really nice thing to hear. 😀
      I do need to update Mutation! I just checked and I’ve only updated it once this month. 😯 That is really slack of me! I hadn’t realized that. 😦
      I’m going to work on the next update for Alissa and then get back to Mutation. I’m sorry for making you wait so long. No, I don’t get asked to update Mutation. I think you’re the first one who’s asked me! LOL I appreciate it a lot! 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Sarah! 🙂

      • Haha thanks for the reply. I don’t mean to rush you with mutation, I’m sure each update takes a ton of time and effort! I have a similar project for a different game and it takes sooo much to get the pics just right. You don’t have to change his hair! I like it, I think it shows the passage of time a little bit. He also kind of reminds me of Will Riker from Star Trek Next Generation! Ha!

      • Sarah, of course I didn’t think you were trying to rush me! I took it as encouragement to post a new chapter, and I really appreciate it. 😀
        What is the game?

        I’m glad you like his new hair! I wanted him to have a new look. I tried taking off his beard, but he looked way too young without it. He does remind me of Will too, now that you mention it! 😆

      • Will similarly looks ridiculously young without a beard lol. It’s actually SimCity4. You can import your Sims from sims 2 (or 3 I think) into your cities. I’ve played for years. I just got Sims 3 about a month ago and wondered if there were any good “Sims journals” like we have City journals. Yours was one of the first to come up on Google!

      • You mean Noah’s stepfather, Will? I used the basegame wrinkles on him, but they aren’t very good. They don’t show up well in pictures. I’ve found some more though and we’ll see a bigger change in him the next time he’s in the story. I hope I don’t forget! LOL

        I’ve never played SimCity. I’d love to see some of your pictures! I didn’t know that you could import your Sims2 sims into the game. Can you interact with the Sims?

      • Haha no i meant will riker. but noah’s stepdad doesn’t look old either. I hope I look that good when I have kids in their 20s 😛

        I honestly can’t remember if you can do anything with your sims in-game! I think you can maybe get them jobs at businesses in your city and make them drive places, and hear them talking, but that’s about all. it seems most Simcity4 players aren’t avid Sims fans, so the feature isn’t utilized much lol

  12. Will the next chapter come out quicker????? I’m just so eager and having to wait so loooooong is torture. In the time i’ve been waiting for this chapter i’ve read ALL of your other stories. AMAZING. But this is still my fav. Hope the chapter comes out soon because there’s finally some drama!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Millie, I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite so many smilies! 😯 You must be in a very, very good mood!

      I’m sorry for making you wait, but I’m trying to get back on my schedule of Monday releases. So the new chapter won’t be posted until Monday or maybe Sunday night. Sorry! 😦 Thanks Millie! Alissa is my fave too! 😀

  13. Aw man I hope joy pull thruw this I like her its would be soo sad if she don’t make it and how would the family get threw that don’t put them threw that 😦

    oh god I just know that Alex man its one thing after another

    OMG Sharlee baby bump yay its a girl I suck at names 😦 she going to be too cute cant wait to see her I can so see Noah being a overprotective dad lol

    still loving this story great work with everything

  14. I think the name Eva is really pretty and fits. I don’t think some of the names on there really go with Sharlee’s personality. She is more old fashioned and names like Constance, Clementine, Abigail, Charlotte, Elanor(I love that name!), or Georgia would fit better.Those names sound a bit more like Noah chose them.

    • I think Eva is pretty too! In some ways, Sharlee might be a bit old fashioned, but I think that Noah would have a say in the baby’s name too though! 😀

      Also, she’d want the baby to have a name that her baby would like when she’s older. I think parents sometimes forget about that when they choose their baby’s name. 🙂

  15. Ok so I don’t want you to tell me who it is but is it someone from the past or someone we haven’t met… When is the next chapter ready? Please post it soon! I love all your stories!

    • Yes, it’ll be posted tonight. It would be finished now, but my game has crashed twice! 😡 I’m restarting it now, but it will be less pictures than I intended. The extra pictures of Sharlee’s last Harley photo shoot before the baby is born will have to be in chapter 130. Sorry, Katie. 😦 It will definitely be posted by 10:00 if not sooner. 🙂

    • Katie, my game crashed again. I’m restarting it now, and I’m only going to try to do one more picture tonight. Then I’ll post the chapter. It definitely won’t have all of the pictures for two scenes that I wanted in this chapter, but I hope it’ll still be okay. 😥

  16. HOLY ****!!!!
    Now I’m glad I kept forgetting to check!!!

    Oh, and don’t worry about cutting Joys story short. it was making me sad just reading it, and I know it’s hard to get into the mind of someone going through that ❤

  17. Alissa is very fortunate to have had that offer to appear on such a show. Maybe she can plead for Joy to the masses and find a donor. Or maybe this will urge her or someone in the family to take up a cause for people experiencing what they are.

    Noah and Sharlee are as cute as ever. Such a storybook romance. They fought their wicked stepmother and now have the happily ever after.

    I am curious to see if this masked man actually carried Alissa from her bedroom or how she got on the sofa.

    • You’re right Zhip! This will provide access to even more possible donors for Joy, and show other families what they can do if they are in that situation.

      Aren’t they cuties! 😀 They refused to give up on being together and they are very happy now. 🙂

      Thanks for reading, Zhip! 🙂

  18. What a chapter! Oprah Winfrey ringing Alissa that was cool, surely she can help Joy get a transplant quicker.
    Who is that with Alissa at the end? As if this family hasn’t got enough to deal with! Oh my god, is it Alex?????
    Great chapter 🙂

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