Alissa: Chapter Ninety-Seven

Screenshot-2087Noah was finally released from Juvenile Hall.   With references from his shop teacher at the detention center, he was able to find a job at a local car repair shop.   He also started attending high school.  

Screenshot-2089Things really hadn’t changed much between him and his parents.   He went back to spending a lot of time out in the garage when he was at home.  He set up a spot to do his homework out there as well.   He spent much of his time at home either studying or working on his motorcycle.  His mother pretty much left him alone when he was out there.  She kept control of his cellphone again with calls to Sharlee just once a week.

Screenshot-2090“Noah I’m going to do everything that I can to ensure that you remain out of trouble.   I think you are off to a great start.”

Screenshot-2091Noah didn’t feel that his mother had to know everything that he did.  As long as he didn’t break any laws or miss his curfew, he wasn’t violating his probation.   He didn’t tell her how much he was being paid.  He was surprised when she only required him to pay one of the household bills.   He had to pay the electric bill.

“I want to teach you responsibility Noah, but I don’t feel that paying more than that is appropriate for a child.”

Screenshot-2092She opened a savings account in his name for him to deposit his money every week.    She gave him the bank book to keep a record and told him that maintaining that account would be his responsibility.  

One of the first things Noah did after being paid was to purchase another cellphone.   Of course, he didn’t tell his mother.    He used it to call Sharlee everyday during his lunch time at school and before he left work in the evenings.

Screenshot-2093“Sharlee call me on this phone if you need me.   I have the “bumble bee” ringtone installed on it.”

It was the ringtone that couldn’t be heard by adults, and he kept the phone in the garage on his motorcycle.  Noah had been released for a month before Sharlee could come to Bridgeport to see him.  He hadn’t known if his mother would agree to the visit, but she had.

Sharlee called Noah after she arrived at the airport.  “My flight was right after school.   So I’m going to go to Bronson’s and change clothes, and then I’ll come to your house.”

Screenshot-2095“No Sharlee, please just come straight here.   I don’t want to wait to any longer to see you.  I know you look fine the way you are!”

Sharlee had agreed and headed to his house.


When Sharlee drove up to the house in the taxi, Melina went outside ahead of Noah.   Melina stood in between them.  

Screenshot-1970Sharlee stared at him as he looked at her, both of their hearts racing.   

Screenshot-1971In a voice filled with longing, Sharlee started speaking. 

“Mrs.  Hall, I promise that from this day on I’ll follow your rules, but Noah and I haven’t seen each other for such a very long time.   Just this once can I please…”  

Screenshot-1972Sharlee broke off as Noah stepped around his mother and pulled her into his arms and hugged her tightly.  His girlfriend should not have to beg to be close to him.  It felt so good to hold her in his arms again.

Screenshot-1973Then he kissed her, a long loving kiss.

Screenshot-1974Melina was frowning, and then she said, “That’s enough!  This just proves to me even further that I’ve made the right decision.”

Screenshot-1975Noah released Sharlee and looked at his mother.   “What decision?”

Screenshot-1977“Sharlee, I allowed you to come today, because I wanted to talk with you face to face.   You claim to care about my son.   Well he is doing very well now, and he doesn’t need any distractions.   A girlfriend is the biggest distraction at his age.   My point is that your relationship with Noah is over.”

Screenshot-1979Sharlee looked at her in shock, not believing that Melina was doing this to them again!   “Mrs. Hall you can’t mean that!”

Screenshot-1980“There will be no more discussion on this subject.  I’ve made my decision.   You may have a few minutes to say goodbye, and then Sharlee you are to have no further contact with my son.”

She went into the house. 

Screenshot-1982Sharlee felt stunned.   She couldn’t believe what had just happened.  

Screenshot-1981Noah had been silent the entire time.   He looked at Sharlee’s face and saw that she was close to tears.

Screenshot-1983“Sharlee it doesn’t matter what she says.  Come here, Babe.”

Screenshot-1986He pulled her close.  

Screenshot-1988“We love each other and no one but us can decide that it’s over.   We’re still going to see each other.”


Screenshot-1985My mother doesn’t know everything that I do.  She thinks that I work every Saturday.   At first that was supposed to be my schedule, but my manager hired another guy too.   So now I work every other Saturday, but I just haven’t told her.   On my Saturdays off,  I stay away from home until the time that I usually get off from work.   I go to the park and sometimes I catch a movie.  A buddy and I from school are rebuilding the engine on his bike at his house.”

Screenshot-1989Sharlee looked at him in amazement and then smiled.  “Are you off from work tomorrow?”

“Yes,  I’m off.  We can spend all day together, and she won’t know anything about it.”

“What if she finds out?”

Screenshot-1991“Sharlee, honestly I don’t care.  It’s not a violation of my probation.  What would you like to do tomorrow?”

“You decide.”

“How about if we go to the overlook park to talk and then to the carnival?”

Screenshot-1990“To the park to talk?”

“To talk and other things that we need to catch up on.”

Sharlee smiled and laughed.   “I don’t want to make things more difficult between you and your Mom, so I think I’d better leave now.”

Noah reluctantly agreed.   Will drove up as they were talking.  

Screenshot-1996“Well if it isn’t Noah’s little girlfriend.  It’s good to see you again Sharlee.”

“Thank you Mr. Owens.”

“Don’t let me interrupt you two.”

Screenshot-1998“You’re not interrupting.  I was just about to leave.”

Screenshot-2001“Is someone picking you up?”

“I was going to call a taxi.”

“I know Melina won’t allow Noah to do it, so let me.   I’ll be glad to drive you home, Sharlee.”

Screenshot-2000Sharlee glanced at Noah.   “You don’t have to go to that trouble,  Mr. Owens.  You just got home yourself.”

“It will be my pleasure.”

“Well, thank you.”  

Screenshot-2011She kissed Noah goodbye and walked over to the passenger side of the jeep. 

Screenshot-2004As Will drove her home, they talked a little bit.

“So how long will you be in town?”

Screenshot-2005“I have to fly back on Sunday.”

Screenshot-2006“Oh well, I’m sure you and Noah are glad to see each other.” 

Will didn’t yet know that Melina had told Noah and Sharlee that they couldn’t see each other anymore.

Screenshot-2007“Yes, we’re very happy to see each other.”

Screenshot-2009He pulled into the driveway at Bronson’s new penthouse.   

Screenshot-2008“Now that’s a great place.   I’d love to see the inside sometime.”  

Sharlee knew that he was hinting to be invited up.   Bronson wasn’t home yet, and for some reason, she didn’t feel comfortable inviting him inside.  

“Well, maybe some other time.  Thanks for the ride!”  

Sharlee quickly got out of the car and headed to the entrance of the building.

Screenshot-2016 Noah came over early the next morning, and Sharlee cooked breakfast for them.  

“Are you sure you don’t want to go out for breakfast?” 

Screenshot-2018“No, I want to cook for you.”  

Noah saw that expression and look in her eye that always made him wonder what she was thinking as she looked at him.   He decided to ask her.

Screenshot-2015“Sharlee when you look at me like that what are you thinking?”

Screenshot-2021Sharlee gave him a tender smile, but didn’t answer.

Screenshot-2016“No one else has ever looked at me like that before.”

Screenshot-2013“Do I look at anyone else that way?”

Screenshot-2022He thought about it.

“No, just at me.”

Screenshot-2025She moved closer and whispered in his ear.  

Screenshot-2030Noah smiled.

Screenshot-2017“You look at me differently too.   What are you thinking.”

Screenshot-2027Noah whispered it softly in her ear.   Sharlee’s cheeks were a little pink, but she smiled too.  Even though they lived far apart, after that conversation they became even closer.   They reached the point where they could each finish the others sentences, and most of the time, they each knew what the other was thinking with just a look or a glance.

Screenshot-2032Sharlee had kissed Noah as soon as he came through the door, and she surprised him by kissing him for the third time before she went back into the kitchen.  

Screenshot-2036Noah smiled happily and sat down in the living room to watch television.  The views through the windows were amazing. 

Screenshot-2038Bronson entered the living room, yawning.   In all of this time, he and Noah had never met.  

“I’m guessing you’re Noah.”

Screenshot-2039Noah stood up and held out his hand to shake Bronson’s.

“Yes, Sir.   I’m Noah.”

“Well it’s nice to finally meet you, Noah.”

“It’s nice to meet you too.”

Screenshot-2043“I guess you’re glad to be back home now.”

Screenshot-2041“Well I’m glad to be out of Juvie.”

Screenshot-2045Sharlee heard Bronson’s voice and came out of the kitchen.

“I thought I heard you.   I’m glad you two finally had a chance to meet.”

Screenshot-2048Bronson joined them for breakfast and got to know Noah a little bit better.   He talked them into going with him to an early showing of a girlfriend’s work.  

“The more people she has attending, the better it will look for her.”

Screenshot-2049Noah and Sharlee stared at each other.   They were longing for some time alone, but how could they refuse?  They agreed to go with him.

Screenshot-2050“Am I dressed okay?”

Screenshot-2051“Oh yeah, it’s not an evening showing.   So casual dress is fine.”

Screenshot-2055They went to the show and held hands. 

Screenshot-2053They also gave each other quick kisses. 

Screenshot-2052They took pleasure in just holding one another and gently touching each other. 

Screenshot-2056They were not in the least interested in the art; and after they felt that they had been there long enough to be polite, they left on Noah’s chopper.   Bronson was so engrossed in his current girlfriend that he didn’t even notice when they left. 

Screenshot-2057They went straight to the park.   Sharlee had never been there before.

Screenshot-2059“All of these years and I’ve never made it here.   The view is spectacular.”

Screenshot-2060“Yeah, just like you had your special park, this is where I started coming to think and unwind.”

Screenshot-2061Noah moved closer to her and kissed her neck.  

Screenshot-2063Sharlee turned around to face him.   “Noah, I don’t know the words to describe how happy I am to be with you again.   I love you so much.”

Screenshot-2064“I love you too.  I’ve really missed you, Babe.”     Noah’s voice was thick with emotion.

Screenshot-2066He pressed his lips to hers in a kiss that started out tenderly. 

Screenshot-2067As their kiss deepened, he felt the same wonderful sensations that he had remembered while he was locked up.  He had wondered if they were really just a dream.   Now he knew it was real.  Her kisses always made him feel closely connected to her as though she was a part of him.

Screenshot-2065Whenever Noah kissed her, Sharlee was so caught up that she forgot about everything and everyone else except the two of them.  It was as if they alone were the only two people in the world. 

Screenshot-2068Standing there on top of the cliff above the city, she felt like she was floating in his arms. 

Screenshot-2070They stood there for a while enjoying the view, and they were thankful to be together.

Screenshot-2071At lunchtime they went and grabbed hotdogs from the food cart in the park.  

Screenshot-2072They changed their minds about going to the carnival.   They sat on a bench and spent the afternoon and evening there talking.

Screenshot-2074Sometimes sharing kisses.  

Screenshot-2077At times, just holding each other.  

Screenshot-2079The time passed so quickly that Noah lost track of it.   By the time he noticed, not only was it past the time for him to have gotten off from work, but it was also close to his curfew.

“Noah, you’d better go home now.  You don’t have time to take me home.   I’ll call a taxi.”

“Sharlee, I’m not leaving you alone here in the park!”

She stood up. 

Screenshot-2080“Noah you can’t break curfew.  That’s a violation of your probation and you’re already in trouble with your mother now that you’re late.”

“My mother will just think that I’m working  late.”   He knew though that Sharlee was right.   He couldn’t afford to break curfew.

Sharlee didn’t want anything to cause him to be locked up again.   “Please go now, Noah.   I’ll call a taxi.   I’ll be fine.  You’ve got to get home!”

Screenshot-2081“Call the taxi now!”  

Screenshot-2082He quickly kissed her and then jumped on his bike.  He saw Sharlee making the call as he drove off.   He cursed because he was forced to leave her alone like that.   Being a girl like Sharlee alone at night in Bridgeport was different from being a girl alone in a city like Santa Fe.

Screenshot-2083Sharlee wasn’t afraid.   She felt happy and content now that she had spent time with Noah again.   She knew that the taxi would arrive soon.  She walked over to the railing and looked out over the city.

Screenshot-2085Noah arrived at his home and rushed into the garage.    He ran inside the house.   Now the GPS tracker would show that he was home by curfew.

Screenshot-2084The hairs on the back of her neck stood up and Sharlee had the feeling that she was being watched.  She turned  quickly and saw a man seated on a bench with his eyes glued to her.  He was vaguely familiar although Sharlee didn’t know where she had seen him before.  The way that he was looking at her made Sharlee shiver unpleasantly.   At the same time, the taxi drove up.   She ran over to it and got inside.  

Screenshot-2086As soon as she got home, she called Noah to let him know that she’d made it home safely.   The next morning, she flew back home to Santa Fe.


I’m sorry about the sizes of the pictures.   WordPress was not cooperating.  I don’t know what the problem is.  Hopefully it will be corrected by the next chapter.

14 thoughts on “Alissa: Chapter Ninety-Seven

  1. Awww I’m so happy Noah and Sharlee are back together again! This chapter was so sweet I loved all the pictures of them together:)
    Melina is a horrible person, she can see how happy they are together. I loved the pictures of them staring at each other and then embracing…I nearly cried!lol!
    That penthouse is amazing, I love the decor and the views are gorgeous. I wonder who that man was, if it is someone who looked familiar to her could it be someone from that night Noah killed that dude? Uh oh I don’t think it’s going to be good whatever it is.
    Can’t wait for the next chapter!

    I have put Changing Paths onto wordpress if you wanna take a look:)
    Also the pictures were doing the same thing with me, when you add them to your post, click on the picture again and two icons come up in the top left hand corner. If you click on the icon that looks like a little picture it’ll take you to a bit where you can adjust the size. If you take it down to 60% it was about the normal size:)
    Hope this helps:)

    • I’m glad that he’s out now too!
      Thanks Clairey! I was hoping it’d be a sweet reunion for them!
      You’re a softy like me! LOL

      I wish I could take credit for that penthouse but I got it from the Sims Resource.
      I can’t remember who made it, but I thought it’d be just right for Bronson.

      That man was in the courtroom during Noah’s trial. Your feelings about him might be right!

      Thanks for reading, Clairey! I’ll start working on the next chapter soon. I’m glad you’re working on your story again! 🙂

      I’ll try to do that for the pictures in the next chapter. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Other than the creepy guy at the end and the wicked witch mother, this was sweet and lovable. 🙂
    I hope it works out. Maybe if her Dad speaks up to someone Noah’s mother will be more willing to allow them a public relationship. I don’t like that guy who was watching her and I agree with her discomfort from that Mr Owens guy.

    • You were the only one who noticed that guy in the courtroom during Noah’s trial!

      I wanted it to be sweet! I think they are an adorable couple. 🙂

      Yeah, she is right to keep Noah’s stepfather at arms length!

      Thank you for reading, Zhippidy! 😛

  3. OMG yay I’m so happy for Noah and Sharlee.
    Noah mom is nuts how she think she can just end their relationship like that smh she need her head looked at.I’m happy they had a good day together they needed it
    that guy that was watching Sharlee I have a feeling it Wont be the last time we see him she better be careful they don’t need any bad happening when its just getting good again. =(
    I will be waiting excitedly for the next chapter.

    • Aren’t they the sweetest couple! 😀
      They really did need a nice time together.

      Yeah, his mother is so wrong in the way she is trying to control Noah. 😦

      You maybe right about that strange guy who was watching her.

      I plan to work on the next chapter this week.
      I have to make a couple of sets for it though.

      Thanks for reading, Monae! I’m happy that you enjoyed it! 🙂

  4. I wish his mother would just back off. I mean really what does she have against Sharlee other than her parents have money. She must be jealous to see people carefree and in love instead of bitter like her.

    That step dad of his is a little creepy. I don’t trust him at all. They should have planned better for the time because leaving her out there was not good. That guy watching her makes me think he’ll be back at another time.

    The picture size was fine. They fit nicely on the blog.

    • You are getting a very clear picture of her Jazz. More on that in a couple of chapters.

      He is really creepy. Sharlee is right not to encourage him. Yeah, they didn’t plan that day well. They lost track of time. You may be right about that guy!

      Thanks Jaz! I don’t know why I worry so much!

      Thanks for reading my story! 🙂

  5. Will is a bit odd, I really thought he was going to try something with Sharlee. I really really hate
    Melina for forcing Noah and Sharlee to break up, but I’m glad they still are together. Although I’m worried that their plans might not work out. I cannot wait for the next chapter!

    • Will does seem odd, especially with Sharlee. She is right not to trust him.

      Isn’t Melina cruel? 😦 We’ll see more about her in the next chapters.

      I plan to work on the next chapter tomorrow. 😀
      I have to do some building, or I may just transfer some old lots that I made from my old computer. 😉
      It’s not a very long chapter though.

      Thanks for reading, Erica! 🙂

  6. What a sweet reunion of Sharlee and Noah. I kept thinking m aybe one they are 18 they should either marry or elope 😀 I wished Melina would see that Sharlee is good for Noah. I also wondered if Noah’s stepfather had a motive for offering Sharlee a ride. I have a bad feeling that maybe the one watching her at the park might tell Melina about her and Noah being together or something even worse. Can’t wait to see more.

    • Can you imagine Dale’s heart attack! LOL

      Yeah, we’ll see more about her attitude in the next couple of chapters.

      I am sort of working on the next chapter today.
      Probably won’t start taking pictures until tomorrow though.

      Thank you for continuing to read my story, Whitney! 🙂

    • Yes, he has a clean slate now!

      I wish could take credit for the penthouse, but I downloaded that one! LOL I love it too!

      They are a really sweet couple.

      Thanks for reading, Val!

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