Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Fifty-Nine

Screenshot-97The morning after he had been brought to the hospital, Noah awakened and looked at Sharlee still sitting at his bedside.  She yawned as she smiled at him.  He knew better than to suggest that she go home and get some sleep.

“Babe, you’re tired.  Why don’t you stretch out on the couch and get some sleep.   Shouldn’t there be some bedding in the cabinet?”

Screenshot-99Sharlee noticed that his voice sounded stronger and his color was almost back to normal.  During the night,  one of the nurses had taken him off of the IV fluids.

“Technically, you’re not allowed visitors until tomorrow, but Daddy is bringing Skylar to see you.  He spoke with your doctor, and Dr. Foster okay-ed it.  He’s also bringing a suitcase with some of our things that Kaye packed for us.  The nurse did offer to get some bedding for me, but I knew I couldn’t sleep last night.  Now I see for sure that you’re better, I’ll get some sleep later.  Daddy sent me a text a few minutes ago saying that he’s on his way.  How are you feeling?”

“The painkillers must be great.  I’m not hurting as much when I move.  What did the doctor say?”

“You have a concussion, three broken ribs, a badly sprained wrist and a sprained ankle.  Do you remember what happened?”

Noah told her what he could remember.   As he was speaking, the phone in his room rang. 

Screenshot-102It was Professor Tran.  Sharlee heard Noah’s side of the conversation.

Screenshot-101He called the professor by her first name, and Sharlee couldn’t help thinking to herself that she didn’t call any of her professors by their first name. 

Screenshot-109Then Professor Tran must have given the phone to someone with her because she heard Noah say the name Tim and have a brief conversation with him.  Afterwards, he explained the conversations to Sharlee.

Screenshot-98“Babe, when you become pregnant, I don’t want you to feel that you have to renew your contract with Harley.  I don’t want you to have to worry about our finances or your appearance again during your pregnancy.  One of the things that I saw right away after getting to know your family is how much you, your Mom and your siblings respect and are proud of your Dad.  I want you and our children to be proud of me too.”

Screenshot-114“But Noah, Skylar and I are proud of you!”

“I know, but…,” he paused before continuing, “Your Dad has made great contributions to the pediatric surgery field by training new surgeons and developing different surgical techniques.  I wanted to make a contribution too.  I mean I know it’s not on the same level as what your Dad has done, but it’s something that I feel is important.”

Sharlee was looking at him blankly.

Noah continued. 

“You probably don’t remember, but when I was a teen, I had an idea for a new motorcycle engine that is more fuel efficient and has less harmful environmental emissions.”

“Oh, yes I do remember!”

Screenshot-112“Well, I’ve started working on that idea again.   Not long ago, I ran into one of my instructors, Rosalie Tran, in town and met her boyfriend who is now her fiance.  They just got engaged during their trip to the Keys.  He is a mechanical engineer.  When we decided to get pregnant again, I wanted to try hard to develop my engine.  So I mentioned it to Rosalie and she gave me her boyfriend’s number.

“He’s been helping me work on the specs and plans for the engine.  He thinks my engine is really good!  I didn’t want to tell you about it until I knew that my idea was really going to work.  I wanted it to be a surprise.  The night of my accident, I was on my way to Rosalie’s house to see Tim.  We were going to try out some new pistons.  I had already spoken with our business lawyer.  If the pistons worked, then I could apply for a patent on my engine schematics.  After that, I planned to present the engine idea to a manufacturer.  I planned to offer it to Harley first.  That night was my last chance before they left on their trip.  I guess it was silly to hide it from you, but I wasn’t sure if it would work out.  Babe, I’m sorry that I put you through all that I have.”

Sharlee kissed him lovingly.  She would never doubt him again!

Screenshot-107“Noah, was that lingerie that they found in your locker another surprise?”

Screenshot-111“Yeah, I thought that we could get away for a weekend.  Just one “sleep” as Sky would say.  I wanted to make up for neglecting you and put in some real quality time trying to get pregnant.  Actually, Darion and I had planned the trip for the four of us, before he and Rene…”  Noah’s words trailed off.

“Oh, he called and so did Rene.  She and the children are back in Santa Fe.  They are going to come and see you when visitors are allowed.”

“Are they back together?”

“No, Rene and the children are back in their house.  Darion is staying somewhere else.”

Screenshot-116There was a knock at the door, and then Dale entered carrying Skylar.  Noah grunted uncomfortably as he tried to sit up, and Sharlee quickly helped him.

Screenshot-121Skylar cried out happily!  “Daddy!”

Screenshot-124Sharlee took her from Dale.

“I’ll be back in a little while to take Skylar home.”

Screenshot-126“Okay, thanks Daddy.”

“Glad you’re doing okay, Noah.”

Dale left the room to give them some time alone.

“Remember that Daddy has some “owies,” and so you have to be careful not to hurt him.”

“Okay, Mommy.”

Screenshot-129Sharlee leaned Skylar over the bed so that Sky could give Noah a kiss.

Screenshot-130“Babe, put her on the bed bedside me.”

“Are you sure?”

Screenshot-132“Yes, she can’t break me anymore than I already am.”

Screenshot-131

“I not gonna hurt Daddy.”  Skylar sounded offended.

Noah and Sharlee laughed. 

Screenshot-137Sharlee put Sky on the bed beside Noah, and she sat there with a big sweet smile on her face.  She was pleased to be with her Daddy again. 

Screenshot-135Then she snuggled down comfortably on the bed.

Dale came back after an hour and took her home.  After being reassured that her Dad and Mom would Facetalk with her later and that her Mom would come home to have dinner with her, Skylar left without complaining.

Screenshot-147Alissa looked at Joy and Aidan.  They were playing a video game together and deeply into it.   One of the FBI agents that was protecting them, sat in another part of the room reading.  Alissa knew that Aidan and Joy were tired of being cooped up inside this small house.  She was home schooling them temporarily, but they missed going to their regular school. 

Screenshot-152Alissa accepted that all of the sacrifice was to keep them safe, but it wasn’t easy to make a child understand that.  They missed the rest of their family and friends.  She missed Dale, her other children, little Skylar and the rest of her family too.  She’d hated that she couldn’t be there with Sharlee when Noah went missing, but it was a relief that he had been found.

Alex assured her that he was working hard to catch the man who threatened Joy, and Alissa believed  that he was.  She couldn’t stand the worry for much longer though.  It was hard to hide it from Joy and Aidan and try to achieve some normalcy for them.  Aidan interrupted her line of thought.

Screenshot-153He kept his eyes on the screen as he said, “Mom, play with us!”

Screenshot-156Alissa grabbed a controller and joined them.

Screenshot-159It was nice to play with her children and have her mind off of their situation for a while.

Screenshot-139Although Alex and the other members of his Behavioral Analysis Unit believed that the “perp” wanted to be caught, they realized that he wasn’t going to make it too easy for them.  Vera spoke with Alex.

Screenshot-140“Sir, you know what we have to do.”

Alex sighed.  “Yeah, I know.”

“Do you and your ex-wife have a good relationship?”

Screenshot-141“Well enough to know that she would not easily agree with what I have to do, but she still trusts me when it comes to protecting her children.”

Screenshot-142“We’ll keep your family safe, Sir.  You can trust us.”

Screenshot-146“I know you will. Work out the details.  Thank you, Agent Knight.”

After more thought, Alex decided that it would be best not to tell Alissa.  He’d take all of the responsibility for the consequences himself.  It was time to draw the “perp” out from hiding before he fixated on a different victim.

 

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This was a short chapter, but the next one is long!  🙂

 

 

 

33 thoughts on “Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Fifty-Nine

  1. Yay first comment,
    Aw I loved it when Skyler was sitting next to Noah. CUTE ❤
    But u got me on the edge with the whole "perp" thing . i hope that alissa, joy and adain will be fine.
    Can not wait for next chapter. (:

    • She is a little cutie! 😀

      The situation with the “perp” should end in the next chapter. I keep changing my mind about how to end it!

      Thanks for reading, Marie! ❤

    • Thank you Loren! ❤

      You're right! He did mean it for the best, but it didn't go smoothly like he wanted it to do. His family is glad he's okay too!

      Thanks for reading my story, Loren! 🙂

  2. A short chapter! Awesome!
    Cliffhangers. (Don’t do them all the time, but they are good places to end from time to time)
    I wonder what Alex is doing.
    Can’t wait to find out!

    • Yeah, after the long one last time, I thought this one really needed to be short. Have you still been watching The Whispers?

      I really can’t help doing the cliffhangers for my storylines. I’d have one super long running chapter if I didn’t break them up. It’s not like sitting down with a book which has a beginning and an end. Actually, I’ve begun to think of it as a series. Some of my friends who write Sims stories actually break their writing up into “series” with end of season breaks. This is my fifth year of writing Alissa, and this way works best for me. 🙂

      We’ll see what Alex is doing in the next chapter. I keep changing the way it ends, but I think I’ve finally decided! 😀

      Thanks for reading, Adventure! ❤

  3. Yay, new chapter! It was short but it felt like the buildup to something bigger – almost like a calm moment before a storm. I know that Alex is very good at his job, but I question his decision to not include Alissa in whatever their plan may be. I get the feeling I know where the set up is leading, and if that’s the case, I understand why Alex think Alissa would agree not-so-easily. At the same time, and maybe it’s just me, but it’s like Alex has another opportunity to ‘control’ (to whatever degree that may be) an aspect of Alissa’s life and get a chance to swoop in and be the hero again. It seems he’s finally ‘seen the light’ so to speak regarding a relationship with Alissa, and I’m sure Joy is the biggest reason for that, but there’s still some part of him that probably may never be able to “un-see” him in a relationship with her. Does that all make sense? Haha sorry for the long analysis’ I tend to throw out there, but your characters have such depth it’s easy to do. 🙂
    My gosh but Sky is such an adorable little toddler! “I no hurt my daddy!” – she is just so cute and feisty! While I’m glad we know what happened with Noah and his professor, I still don’t trust them for some reason. We still don’t actually know what happened to Noah’s bike (besides the brakes going out) and I have a theory in my head, but I try to keep them to myself 1) to not ruin it for other readers and 2) just in case the off chance I’m wrong lol.
    Can’t wait for the next!

    • You’re right, Angie! Not including Alissa might be a big mistake. And you could also be right about his motives in deciding not to include her in his plan. Alex does seem to have accepted the fact that Alissa doesn’t want a romantic relationship with him again, at least he’s accepted it for now. We’ll have to wait and see. 😉 You never really know with Alex. 😀 Awww, thanks Angie! I’m glad that they have depth to you. It’s hard to know sometimes when I write about them. I know that I need to delve more into the characters of the younger family members too. 🙂

      I just love little Sky too! 😀

      I don’t blame you for not trusting Noah’s professor. We’ll find out more about that soon too.

      Thank you so much, Angie! ❤ I'm working on the next chapter now. I thought I'd definitely decided how to end this storyline, but I changed my mind again. 😦 I won't keep you waiting long though! 🙂

  4. ok maybe i entirely missed something, but where are Cara and Shawn? Great update, I cant wait for more. Gaaaaahhhh Sky is just so cute <3! She's like a little drop of sunlight, which is especially good for Noah in this dark, dreary accident. Awesome work :D!

    • I mentioned them in the last chapter. They went to Sharlee’s house with Dale the night that Noah went missing, and Shawn and Dale drove around town looking for him too. Shawn was with Skylar in the last chapter when she spoke with Noah in the hospital. 😀 We’ll see more of them soon, but the last couple of storylines didn’t include them very much.

      I agree! Sky is like a little drop of sunshine. It will be a while before she ages up, but I’ll be sad when she does! 😥

      Thanks Casey! ❤

  5. Wow, I loved the poses with Sky and Noah how cute! I am glad he explained to Sharlee what was going on with him and the professor and I am equally glad it was not an affair. I still have a bad feeling about the “accident”. I do hope the perp is caught but at the same time wonder what in Hades is Alex up to and what the ramifications of his actions might be. I can’t wait to see what the upcoming chapters lead to. Another great chapter and as always can’t wait to read more.

    • Thanks, KSmomma! 🙂 For some reason, I had a hard time finding the right poses for those pictures. We’ll see more about what was happening with Noah soon. I’m not sure if it’s in the next chapter though. I’m going to try to end the “perp” storyline in the next chapter and so it’s going to be another long one.

      Thank you so much, KSmomma! ❤

  6. Uh oh, I have a bad feeling about Alex not telling Alissa about his plans….
    Great chapter Daisie 🙂 I probably have a twisted mind for thinking this, but when I looked at Alex’s picture during this chapter I couldn’t help but notice how good looking he was and how he and Alissa make a good looking couple ( although Dale and Alissa make a WAY better couple lol).
    I’m glad the Hall family is back together again and I’m certainly glad Noah wasn’t cheating on Sharlee like that one annoying detective suggested. She should take a selfie of her, Noah and Sky together all happy and send it to him!!!!
    Can’t wait for the next update

    • Yes, that could backfire on Alex!
      Thank you, Kelli! ❤

      LOL I think Alex is good looking too! 😀

      That selfie is a great idea! Maybe it would help him not treat another family as harshly as he did Sharlee.

      Next update coming soon! 🙂

  7. I’m so glad Noah is getting better! For a moment I actually thought maybe Sharlee might end up widowed. 😦 Really happy things worked out. I’m even happier Alex is close to catching the creep. For a couple of seconds I didn’t recognize Shawn. I was like “who’s that man sitting next to Sky?!!!!” Keep it up, love it as always. 🙂

    • Sharlee would have been heartbroken if Noah had died. 😥 I think I would have been too!

      Shawn is growing up! I think after the next two storylines he and Cara age up. I’ll have to check my notes. I’ll be sad! 😦

      Thanks Samantha! I’m glad that you still love reading it. ❤

  8. Omg!!!!!!!
    I’m so glad that Noah’s okay!
    Amazing chapter!
    Where and how do you get your poses to work? I try and try but my poses won’t work😢
    Can’t wait for the next chapter. When that ‘perp’ gets caught I will be really happy and relived. See you in your next chapter😝

  9. Awesome chapter!
    Little Sky has so much heart! When she says those little phrases it makes me laugh so hard. I know I recommend her being a Harley model but I think sharlee should put Sky in gymnastics. Oh, and maybe if sharlee ends up having a girl you could name her Presley and if it’s a boy you could name him ford. I also have questions for you, do you have kids? Are you married? If so do you both play the sims?

    Have a wonderful day!

    • Thank you, Dancerlovexo! ❤

      Gymnastics is a good suggestion. When she's a little older we'll see more of her interests developing. I'll probably put up a poll to pick a new name when we need it. 😉 I like the name Presley.

      I've been married for seventeen years, and I don't have any children. I do have a lot of nieces and nephews to spoil though. I even have a great niece now. 😀 No one in my family except for me likes the Sims. 😦 Do you have any family that plays?

      I hope you have a wonderful day too! ❤

      • Any updates? Yes me and brother play together. My eldest sister played and introduced me to it. Now she has a daughter and doesn’t play as often.

        Do you ever play besides taking pictures for stories? Do you have any recommendations for other sims stories I can read?

      • That’s nice to have family that likes to Sims too! 🙂 Many of the writing friends that I met Simming are busy with other things in their lives and family now. They don’t Sim anymore or very little now. If you check on my Leibster Award page, there are links to a few stories. I’m still working on the next update. I didn’t get much done on it last week. 😦

      • Dancerlove, I just realized that I forgot to answer part of your comment! I do play the game too. I love playing Sims 2 and Sims 3. I don’t play Sims 4 anymore, but I do have it too. 🙂

  10. Hi Daisy!!
    Great chapter. So glad Noah’s okay…I kept thinking that if he died, Sharlee might somehow marry Kristian and it would be another Alisssa-Alex scenario again. haha lol. I miss seeing how Alissa and the rest of the family is. Lol, it would be kind of cool if could make two separate story lines cause this story is called ‘Alissa continues’, then you could have two different scenarios. one that follows Sharlee’s life and another that follows alissa’s. But this is great 🙂 keep up the great work! any updates for when the next chapter will be ready, this one was a cliffhanger especially with Alex be asked whether he’s on good terms with Alissa…something tells me Alissa or Dale might not be happy with what will happen. anyway, thanks for writing awesome storylines, they’re so engrossing 🙂
    – Noelle xo ❤

    • Thanks, Noelle! ❤

      In the next chapter, you'll see what Sharlee thinks about her and Kristian. 😉 I did think about doing too separate storylines, but I decided against it because of the amount of time that it would take up to work on both of them. Right now I barely seem to find time to work on the one story. 😦

      I'm sorry I left you all waiting so long on the next update. I'm working on it today. It will definitely be posted this week! 🙂

      Thanks for the encouragement, Noelle! ❤

  11. Hiya Daisy,
    Lovely chapter. Relieved Noah’s okay and can’t wait to see how Alissa and the other kids are doing. Your stories are very entertaining and can I just say how appreciative I am of your stories, they’re really enjoyable to read. 🙂 Can’t wait for the next instalment!
    Mary L.

    • Hello Anna! ❤ Thanks!

      That is so sweet of you to say that! It really makes me happy to know that you're still enjoying reading my stories. I feel bad that I am so slow with updates now. I do want to start sharing a new story soon, but I'm going to make sure that I have it completely written first and several chapters done with pictures before I start posting it. I need to get ahead with Alissa too, but it hasn't worked out that way yet. I have the house to myself most of next week and I hope to get a lot done for Alissa so that I don't feel so behind all of the time. Then I can start working on my new story too.

      You are all so encouraging! 🙂 Thank you so much, Mary! ❤

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