Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Twenty-Six

Screenshot-2728When Noah returned to the resort after the seminar, Sharlee and her parents were out at the pool.

Screenshot-2730“Honey, why don’t you change into your trunks and go for a swim?”

Screenshot-2731“Maybe later.”

Noah took off his shoes and then his shirt.   When he saw the expression in Sharlee’s eyes as she watched him, he smirked and gave an exaggerated stretch that flexed his muscles.  He always loved seeing the effect he had on her. 

Screenshot-2734Even though he knew that he was getting an appreciative reaction from other women around them, he ignored it.

Screenshot-2735He climbed onto the lounge chair with Sharlee and whispered in her ear about what they could do when they were alone.   Sharlee flushed and smiled.  “Okay, we’ll definitely do that later in our room!”

Screenshot-2738He held her as they watched others swimming and lounging around the pool. 

Screenshot-2740Dale and Alissa came out of the water and sat in loungers as well.

“Would anyone like something to drink?  I’m thirsty, and I know you need something to drink too Babe.”

Screenshot-2742They told Noah what they’d like, and he headed to the pool bar to order drinks for them all.  

Screenshot-2745Dale was talking to Alissa about the new model of treadmills that were in the resort gym and that they needed to upgrade their gym equipment at home.  Shawn had been asking for  a different weight bench. 

Screenshot-2744Sharlee was barely listening as she watched the people around them.  She saw a little toddler walking wobbly by the edge of the pool and no parent with her. 

Screenshot-2746Suddenly the baby fell into the pool!  

Screenshot-2747Sharlee didn’t even think.  She just reacted and quickly stood up! 

Screenshot-2750She jumped into the water swimming quickly to the baby.  She dove under and grabbed the toddler.

Screenshot-2754Alissa saw her and screamed.  Dale rushed to the side of the pool and pulled the baby from Sharlee’s arms as she held her up out of the water.  He immediately started CPR on the toddler. 

Screenshot-2757Noah had seen what was happening and swam quickly over to Sharlee.  He lifted her up over the side and then climbed out.  The baby’s mother rushed over in tears. 

Screenshot-2762Everyone’s attention was on the baby, except for Noah’s and Alissa’s.   They were looking at Sharlee.  She was holding her abdomen and blood was on her leg.  She had a terrified  expression on her face as she looked at Noah.   “Noah!”  Tears started sliding down her cheeks.

Screenshot-2760Alissa called out in a trembling voice!  “Dale, Sharlee’s in trouble!  You’ve gotta help her!”

Screenshot-2765Dale was still administering CPR on the baby.  He wanted to stop and check Sharlee, but he knew he couldn’t.  

Screenshot-2766Noah held onto Sharlee and tried to calm her.  “You’re going to be okay, Babe.  Our baby is fine!”    He felt like crying too.  He was so afraid for her and their baby!

Screenshot-2763The toddler coughed up water and started breathing. 

Screenshot-2768Dale rushed over to Sharlee!

“Are the pains steady or intermittent?”

Screenshot-2769As Dale was questioning Sharlee, paramedics arrived.  They rushed Sharlee and the toddler to the hospital.

Screenshot-2770By the time the doctor finished examining her, Sharlee’s pains had subsided.  The bleeding had stopped in the ambulance.  The doctor ran some tests and then did an ultrasound.  The baby’s heartbeat was nice and strong.  The baby wasn’t in any distress.

“Everything seems to be okay.   My guess is that your swimming strained areas in your uterus that are still trying to heal from your previous injury.  The pain and the bleeding were warnings from your body!   There are just some things, young lady that you cannot do until maybe even months after your baby is born.  Swimming is one of them!”

Screenshot-2773After he knew that she and the baby were okay, Noah felt like he had to leave the room.  He was very angry with Sharlee.  He knew that what she had done was heroic, but it had placed her life and their baby’s life in danger.  She had to start putting their baby first!  He didn’t want to say the wrong thing to her and knew he had to stay away from her until he cooled off.  Sharlee saw his expression and started to say something to him.  Noah couldn’t hold it in.  He exploded!

“You could have killed yourself and our baby!  How could you…”

Screenshot-2775The nurse cut him off.  Sharlee was almost in tears and her blood pressure and heart rate readings shot up.  “Mr. Hall, I think you’d better step out for a while.”    

 Noah quickly left the room.

Screenshot-2776As they waited for news on Sharlee’s condition, Alissa couldn’t sit still.  She paced around the waiting room.  Dale tried to hug her.   She pulled away from him and gave him a glare. 

Screenshot-2777He sighed.  He knew that she was upset because he hadn’t immediately gone to help Sharlee.  Explaining wouldn’t do any good, and so he didn’t even try.

Screenshot-2779Noah came out into the waiting area.  “The doctor said that Sharlee and the baby are fine.  She was just straining the areas that are still healing.  The bleeding and the pain have stopped.  You can see her now if you want.  I’ve gotta get some air.”

Before they could ask any more questions, Noah headed out of the hospital.   Alissa apologized to Dale. 

Screenshot-2781“I’m sorry.  I know that you had to help the little girl.  I was just so scared for Sharlee.”

Screenshot-2782Dale reached for her and this time she didn’t resist.  She returned his hug. 

“It’s okay!  I was scared too!” 

The whole time he’d been helping the toddler, part of his mind had been on his own daughter and grandbaby.

Screenshot-2784They went in to see Sharlee.  Sharlee was hoping Noah would be with them.

“Noah isn’t with you?”

Screenshot-2787“No, I’m sure he’ll be back soon though, Honey.”

Sharlee hoped so, but she wasn’t so sure.

Noah came back after about half an hour, but he was very quiet.  Sharlee was monitored for several more hours, and then she was released to go back to the resort.  The doctor told her to return if she experienced any pain or any bleeding.  Noah still hadn’t said much on the ride back.    

Screenshot-2789Sharlee changed into her pajamas and joined Noah on the bed.

“I’m sorry, Noah.  I didn’t think! I just reacted automatically when I saw that baby fall into the pool.  I know that I should have asked someone else to help her instead of doing it myself.”  She started fighting tears.  “I was scared too!  I was so afraid that I was going to lose our baby.  From that moment on, I promise you that I decided that I will think before I do anything.  I’m going to the extreme with taking things easy and not overexerting myself.  Our baby is going to be born healthy and strong.  I’m not going to lose him!”

Screenshot-2792Noah looked at her and then just hugged her close. 

“Please keep that promise!  I can’t lose the baby or you!”

Screenshot-2790“I will!  I’m not going to argue or complain anymore when you suggest that I don’t do something.  I want our baby just as much as you do!”

Alissa called to check on Sharlee, and they made plans for the next day. 

Screenshot-2794Noah awakened first and held Sharlee as she slept.  She woke up with a smile. 

Screenshot-2796“Good morning handsome!”

Screenshot-2797“How do you feel?  Any pain?”

“I feel just fine.  No pain at all.”

Screenshot-2798They both got up and showered.  Noah was surprised when Sharlee returned to bed.

“Are you okay?”

“Yes,  Mom and I just thought that it’d be best for me to play it safe and stay off of my feet today.”

Screenshot-2800Noah smiled.  She really had meant what she’d told him the night before.  He was happy that he wouldn’t have to worry about her as much.

“Thank you, Babe.  That really relieves my mind.  I was going to suggest it, but I was trying to work up to it!”

Screenshot-2805Sharlee laughed.  “Work up to it!  I meant what I told you.  I’m not going to argue or complain when you make suggestions.  I really thought about a lot of things last night.  This is your baby too, and you have a right to make suggestions for the baby’s benefit and for mine.”

Noah kissed her.  Then her cellphone rang.  It was Alissa.

Screenshot-2806“Yes, I feel fine this morning.  I haven’t told him yet. We can tell them together. “

Screenshot-2809“What’s up?”

Screenshot-2807“We go back home on Sunday.  Since I’m staying off of my feet today, and I can’t go boating even after that, Mom and I came up with a great idea.  She and Dad are on their way to our suite so that we can discuss it.”

Noah had the feeling he wouldn’t like this “great” idea.  Before long, Dale and Alissa came to the suite.

Screenshot-2838“So what’s this idea?”

Screenshot-2834“Dale, when we went boating, you found several spots that you said would be great for fishing, and that you wanted to come back.   Since I hate fishing and Noah hasn’t had a chance to go boating or exploring, we thought it’d be great if you two go out together today.  Sharlee needs to rest in bed, and I want to stay with her.  You two can water ski and fish.  It’ll do you good to hang out together.”

Screenshot-2837Noah and Dale looked at each other.

Screenshot-2835“Fishing and boating.  I’ve never done either.  I can’t say that I’m really crazy about doing it.  Don’t you want me to stay with you Sharlee?”

Screenshot-2836“You’ve never been fishing!”

“No.  I grew up in the city.”

Dale hadn’t thought about that or the fact that Noah hadn’t been very close to his stepfather. 

“You’re about to become a father.  Fishing is a great experience to share with your own children.  It’s relaxing and a good opportunity for talking with them.  So, I really think it’d be good if you let me teach you how to fish.  Santa Fe is full of good fishing spots.”

Screenshot-2833Alissa and Sharlee were looking at Noah with hopeful expressions.  How could he say no now!  He’d much rather spend the day with Sharlee, but clearly she wanted him to go with her Dad.

Screenshot-2832“Noah, you’ll get a chance to see more of the island.”

“Alright.  I’ll go.”

Noah and Dale left after breakfast.  

Screenshot-2823“I hope they don’t kill each other.”

“I don’t think you have to worry about that Sharlee.  Your Dad knows that Noah isn’t about to go away.  I think he’ll genuinely try to get along with him from now on.”

Screenshot-2831Sharlee hoped that was true because her mother was right.   She and Noah intended to be together for the rest of their lives.  He wasn’t going to leave her.  She smiled at that thought.

“Mom how much longer before I feel the baby move?”

Screenshot-2829“I didn’t feel you move until you were about 16 to 17 weeks.  It was more like little flutters inside.”  Alissa smiled remembering.  “It was the most amazing thing in the world.”

Screenshot-2826“I can’t wait.  I mean I know the baby is okay.  I saw the ultrasound and heard the heartbeat, but I want to really feel the baby too.”

Screenshot-2830“I understand, and I can’t wait till I get to feel your baby kick against my hand.  Shawn and Cara felt like they were doing somersaults in there!”

Sharlee laughed.  They talked some more about what Sharlee could expect and how hers and Noah’s lives would really change after the baby is born.

Screenshot-2839At first as he rode in the boat, Noah was fine.  Then as they went further and further from shore, he started to feel nauseous.  He didn’t want to say anything to Dale and suffered in silence.  Then he couldn’t hide it anymore. 

Screenshot-2840He emptied his stomach over the side of the boat.  He felt so embarrassed!  Of all the worst people he had to be sick in front of it was Dale!

Screenshot-2843Dale rifled through a duffel bag and found some Dramamine.  

Screenshot-2844“Here, drink this water and take a couple of these.  Alissa always packs some just in case its needed when we go on a trip.   It’ll get rid of the nausea.”

Screenshot-2847Dale was determined to enjoy the day.

Screenshot-2846Noah took the capsules and sipped water. 

Screenshot-2848He was relieved when they finally pulled into a bay and Dale stopped the boat.  They walked a short distance to the spot where Dale wanted to fish.  After a while, Noah’s stomach settled, and he felt okay again.  He wondered if this was what Sharlee had been experiencing for the past few months.  If so, he admired her even more for wanting to be pregnant and carry their child.

Dale pulled out the fishing equipment and handed Noah a pole.  Then he showed Noah how to bait his hook and then how to cast his line.   When they had both cast their lines, they stood silently on the edge of the lake.  Each of them not really knowing what to say to the other.

Screenshot-2849Dale wracked his brain trying to think of something to talk about.  They really didn’t have a lot in common.  Noah was into motorcycles and engines.  Dale couldn’t care less about those things.

Noah was having the same problem.  He really felt that there was no point in trying.  Dale would never think he was right for Sharlee, and he and Dale didn’t particularly like each other anyway.   However, he knew that she’d ask him how their day had gone, and so he’d better try to make a real effort to get along with Dale.

Screenshot-2854Dale finally thought up a topic.  “So do you think the Steelers will make it to the Superbowl this year?”

Screenshot-2850“I haven’t really been following the statistics, but they do seem to have a good roster.”

They talked for a good while about various sports.  Noah hadn’t been that into sports before, but Shawn had got him watching football and basketball games.  He’d also started going to Aiden’s soccer games when he could.  Then Dale thought of something else they could discuss.

Screenshot-2855“Are you ready for the late night feedings, lack of sleep and changing dirty diapers?”

Screenshot-2859“What!  You mean Sharlee isn’t gonna take care of all of that?”

Dale looked at him in surprise, and Noah laughed.

“I can’t say that those things are gonna be fun, but it’s a part of taking care of our baby.   I still have to learn how to do those things, and I can’t wait till the baby is here.”

Dale couldn’t think of anything else to talk about after that.

Then Noah told him, “Why don’t we just stop with the crap and quit pretending.”

Screenshot-2856“What are you talking about?”

Screenshot-2865“You don’t like me, and I’m not that crazy about you either.   We may never like each other.  The only thing we really have in common is that we both love Sharlee and the baby that’s on the way.”

“That’s true, but for Sharlee and Alissa’s sake, I’m going to try to get along with you.”

Screenshot-2866“I can agree to that if you agree to one more thing.”

“What’s that?”

“Quit trying to get Sharlee hooked up with other guys.  She’s my wife, and I’m not going to stand by and watch you try to break us up again.  I know that’s what you tried to do using Kristian.  If you set him after her again, I’m not going to be polite and gentlemanly.  I’ll break his damn neck!”

Screenshot-2867Dale didn’t respond right away.  Then he said firmly, “As long as you take proper care of her and treat her right, I will back off.”

They fished for a couple of hours, and then they headed back to the resort.  Alissa and Dale returned to their suite. 

Screenshot-2812After they left, Noah climbed onto the bed with Sharlee.

“So did you have  a good time?”

Screenshot-2813“Your Dad did teach me to fish.  I can teach our kids how to do it now.  He said that we should go camping with them when he takes the family again.”

Sharlee noticed that he hadn’t really answered her question.  She asked him, “Do you want to go?”

“I want to be able to make some good memories for our children, Sharlee; and I know that experiences like those are important.  I never did any of those things with my parents, and maybe that’s why I’m the way that I am.”

Screenshot-2815“I like the way you are, Noah; but you’re right.  I do have a lot of great memories of time spent with my family.  If you don’t enjoy fishing and camping, we can do other things with the children.  We can do some of the things that you enjoy.”

Screenshot-2818“You mean rebuilding an engine and watching a dirtbike race?”

Screenshot-2814Sharlee laughed.  Then she told him, “Umm, maybe not rebuilding the engine, at least not for me, but we could go to races sometimes.”

Screenshot-2822Noah smiled, and she kissed him. 

Screenshot-2819Then he said, “We can do that.  We can also go fishing, and I’m willing to try camping.  I think we could even go horseback riding.  Although I will definitely need more practice.   Santa Fe is sort of perfect for outdoor activities, and I know you enjoy doing those types of things.”

Sharlee smiled.  They talked about baby names and other subjects after that.

–IN FLORIDA–

Screenshot-2876

Cara was soaking in some sun. 

Screenshot-2877Robert was playing beachball with Shawn and Aiden. 

Screenshot-2869They had only been on the beach for a short while when Joy went over and climbed up into her grandmother’s lap.   Even though Valerie and Robert were no longer together, whenever the grandchildren came to town, she spent time with them also.

“Baby girl, what’s wrong?”

“I don’t feel so good.”

“You don’t?”

“No, I have a headache and my stomach feels yucky.”

Screenshot-2870Valerie kissed her forehead, and it did feel warm.

“Okay Honey.  I’ll take you home with me.”

Screenshot-2881She called Robert over.   “Joy isn’t feeling well.  I’m going to take her back to my place.”

Screenshot-2880“Should we take her to a doctor?”

“Let me take her temperature first and then we’ll see.”

Robert agreed and stayed at the beach with the other children.   Joy vomited just before she got in the car.   Valerie guessed that she had the flu. 

Screenshot-2883After they arrived at Valerie’s home, she took Joy’s temperature.  She did have a fever, but it wasn’t very high.   Valerie gave her some children’s aspirin and some juice.  Joy was glad to be in bed.  

Screenshot-2884Valerie called Dale to let him know that Joy was sick, but that he didn’t need to come for her.

He asked her, “If her fever goes up, please let me know.”

“Of course I will.”

Dale and Alissa discussed it and decided to fly to Florida rather than home to Santa Fe just in case Joy wasn’t well enough to fly back home.

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The toddler drowning poses were made by my friend Zhippidy.  She’s one of the best pose creators!  I’ve wanted to use these ever since I first saw them!  Thanks Zhip!

95 thoughts on “Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Twenty-Six

  1. Cara looks SO pretty at the end!

    Wow, intense chapter! That really scared me when Sharlee was bleeding – at first I thought she might have slipped and cut her leg, but then it occured to me that it was running DOWN her leg and I was really frightened for her! 😛 I was so relieved when she was ok! That poor toddler as-well; someone should have been watching her! :O

    I was really annoyed at Noah for being angry at Sharlee, but he won me over when he explained to her that it was because he didn’t want to lose her or the baby – but still, he shouldn’t take it out on her, and in that state too!! Ha he looked handsome shirtless 😀

    Dale and Noah aren’t ever going to get on very well, are they… 😦

    Great chapter, thanks for making my evening happy 😀 byeeee

    oh yeah, and I thought the pictures in this chapter were AMAZING! I mean, they’re usually good, but with these ones not only did the sims look really realistic (they looked like they were HD or something 😛 ) but the poses were really cool and the angles were really interesting 🙂 I especially liked the one with Sharlee and Noah on the bed, when its a shot of her facing him and saying “I like the way you are Noah, but you’re right” – it was really good 🙂

    Have a nice morning, afternoon, evening and night 🙂

    • Cara is really pretty! I think she looks the most like her mother. To me she looks like Alissa with black hair. 😀

      Yeah, Sharlee was scared too! That poor little toddler!

      Noah still has a ways to go with controlling his anger. That’s if he ever really does have full control over it. He hasn’t had very many therapy sessions yet. So hopefully he’ll continue to get better. 😦 You’re right. It was a bad time for him to get angry with Sharlee. 😦
      He did look gorgeous didn’t he! 😀

      Maybe one day things will get better between Noah and Sharlee. 😦

      Thank you Harry! I’m glad it made your evening nicer! 😀

      So glad you liked the pictures! 🙂 I had fun doing them. It’s part of what took so long to post this chapter. I know I sort of got carried away with the number of pictures! 😆 I’m really happy that you think they turned out good! 😀

      I hope you have a very nice morning, afternoon, evening and night too! 🙂

    • Thank you Julie! 🙂

      I didn’t realize how long it was until I was more than halfway with the pictures. I’m glad you still enjoyed it! grin:

      Sharlee will start showing in a few more chapters. I already have maternity clothes picked out for her to wear. I hope their baby will be cute! I’ll post a poll for the names soon. 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Julie! 🙂

  2. Great Chapter! 😀 You always take such amazing pictures! you have the best poses also! I’m guessing you have lots of the expansions? I hope the baby is a girl! I’m glad Sharlee saved that little girl! I know she took a risk, but I could of been to late! Can’t wait for the next update 😀

    • I really appreciate hearing that Rhiannon! I worked hard on the pictures and they were fun to do! 😀

      I do have all of the expansions! LOL So far though, I don’t think I’ll do the same with the Sims 4. 😦

      A little girl would be really sweet for them. 😀

      You’re right, if Sharlee had waited, the little girl might not have survived.

      I really am way behind with my other story, Mutation. So I’m going to work on that today, and maybe this weekend too. So Alissa probably won’t be updated till later next week! 😉

      Thanks for reading my story, Rhiannon! 🙂

  3. awwwh that poor little girl! shes so cute by the way 🙂
    you can tell sharlee will be a great parent because she didnt think before jumping in the pool to save that little girl!!!

    this is another brilliant chapter thank you 🙂 i was literally on the edge of my seat!!!

  4. I noticed that the little girls mother was the same women shown staring at Noah when he took his shirt off and it looks like she was still looking at him….So apparently watching some him was more important than watching her daughter -_-

  5. Ok read through and I’m glad it all worked out in the end, but I have a few bones to pick. First with Alissa. Dale is a doctor and as such it was his duty to make sure the most critical person is tended to first. Yes she apologized for getting angry at him, but that doesn’t make it right. Was he supposed to just let that toddler die so he could look at Sharlee? If she was miscarrying, sadly there wouldn’t have been much Dale could have done for her anyway at the side of a pool. For her to even think for a second Dale wasn’t concerned for his daughter or grandchild was wrong. AND she made him feel bad for it, even though she didn’t have to speak the words.

    Second was Noah. Really you instantly jump on her thinking she’s not concerned for her own welfare or the baby’s. More anger management is needed because he needed a quick kick in the nuts for his out burst. She’s in this extra delicate condition because of YOU! She’s flown to this place in support of YOU! She has been following doctor’s orders and such, she didn’t know that swimming was not on the list, she can have sex, why not swim? I just think he was way out of line and she had nothing to apologize for. He wanted to be an ass and give her the silent treatment making her feel like she was somehow careless and in the wrong. I wanted to punch him, HARD!

    I know this had the all is well ending, but still this pissed me off.

    As for Joy, man what is going on with her? First after her recital and now again. This isn’t good. And Cara, when I first saw Mutation, I thought it was her grown up. They could be sisters. 🙂

    • Jaz, I agree with everything you said! 😀

      However, even though Alissa knew in her head that Dale was right to help the toddler first, in her heart, she had wanted him to make sure that her baby Sharlee was okay first! Sometimes what we think logically in our minds, and what we feel are completely different. She was wrong to treat Dale that way, and she knew it! It didn’t change the way she felt though. 😦

      Yes, you are so right about Noah! He is still learning how to deal with the people that he loves and how to handle his anger. With some people those things come naturally, but for others they have to learn what is appropriate. He hasn’t had very good examples to follow in his own life. So he’ll probably continue to make big mistakes in his relationship with Sharlee and with other people. 😦 It was his fault that she has to be cautious, but that didn’t change how scared he felt when he saw her after they got out of the pool. He’s not used to caring so much about someone else, and he definitely reacted in the wrong way at the wrong time. 😦

      Sharlee did what she thought was right, and she was sorry that she’d scared Noah so badly. It scared her too! Now she knows that she should be more cautious in what she does before the baby is born. Hopefully things will work out well for her and for the baby.

      I didn’t notice how much Cara and Nia look alike! 😯

      Thanks for reading my story, Jaz! Your comment made me laugh, and it was very true! 😀

  6. A little upset with Noah for getting so upset, but I understand why he was. Sharlee’s motherly instincts kicked in when she saw the toddler; if I were her, I’d probably be daydreaming about my own child, walking around the pool and when the baby fell in, I’m sure her mind was still in that process and all she could think was “My baby!” even though the baby isn’t her’s… Noah can’t comprehend that so I don’t really blame him, but still… It was just so sudden that I’m sure if Sharlee thought a bit more clearer at the time, she would’ve sent Dale or Noah to save her.

    I kinda want to step on Noah’s big toe again, Alissa already discussed to Dale about trying to set Sharlee up with Kristian, I’m sure Dale got the hint already, right? 😦 Noah’s made progress, but sometimes I feel like he keeps screwing up. I hope everything clears up with him soon so they can all have a happy family life together.

    • Birdkitty, I don’t blame you for being upset with him. He was wrong even though he was afraid for her. 😦

      Yes, Sharlee just automatically reacted to save the toddler! She didn’t want that baby to drown. You’re right that Noah just couldn’t understand it. Even though if it had been his baby drowning, he would have appreciated someone like Sharlee saving his own baby!

      “Step on his big toe!” 😆 I’m still laughing! You’re right that Alissa did discuss it with Dale, but Noah doesn’t know about that conversation that she had with Dale. He wanted to make sure that Dale clearly understood how he felt about Dale’s interference and what would happen if Dale did it again. Dale won’t do that again. 😉 Alissa made him see how wrong he was to try to break up Sharlee’s marriage.

      Noah has made some progress, but he has only had a few therapy sessions. He still has a long way to go and a lot of work to do with Sarge’s help. You’re right! Hopefully, he’ll keep trying so that he and his family can be happier.

      Thanks for reading my story, Birdkitty! 🙂

  7. Sorry but this is going to have to be short I’m actually leaving for a trip in like five minutes so i have to be quick 🙂

    First of all, i love how just like Dale and Alissa, Noah and Sharlee are so kind with each other! That’s how love is supposed to be. ❤

    Poor Sharlee! I'm glad she saved the toddler but i was scared she had lost the baby! I'm so glad she didn't. After everything they've been through, they just couldn't lose it!

    I saw in a sentence Sharlee called the baby a "him". Is that a hint on what the baby's gender is?

    I hope Joy will feel better soon! I don't think it's the flu. Blimey, Did the flowers poison her?

    Brilliant chapter, love! I look forward to more, and i hope you have an awesome afternoon, Daisy!

    • Have fun, Jurnee! 😀

      They are very loving couples even throughout the bad times! 🙂

      It was very scary for her and her family. They all really want Sharlee’s pregnancy to go well and can’t wait till the baby is born! If she loses the baby, it would be really hard for her and Noah to get through it. “Him!” LOL No, it’s not a hint. She’s not even preggars yet in the savefile. 😆 If I don’t forget, I’ll put a poll up on the next chapter to decide on a boy, girl or surprise birth. 😀

      We’ll find out about Joy in the next chapter. The flowers won’t be solved for a while longer though, sorry! 😉

      Thank you Jurnee! I promise more soon! You have a good time on your trip! 😀

      • Thanks, Daisy! i’m having fun so far, and i”m seeing my cousins that i haven’t seen in like a year.I’m also going to an aquarium tomorrow. i’ll be back Monday, then i have to go back to school.

        i started writing my first story plus the summary, is there any way you could read it before i post it? i don’t want it to be like a book, but it seems that way.

        i hope Joy will be okay! it’s okay, as long as the flowers didn’t poison her!

        i’m glad you’ll be making more soon! 🙂 i will 🙂

      • Jurnee, I’m glad you’re having so much fun! 😀

        Sure, if you want me to look at it! 😀 You can friend me on Facebook and message me a link. Or you could message me a link on the Alissa Facebook page if you want to do it that way. 🙂

  8. omg this chapter was amazing loved it sharlee was so good helping the child even though she got hurt hope joy will be better hope one day dale and Noah will like each other, and Robert and Valerie will get back together

    • Thanks Jade! 🙂 It was fun to do!

      Yes, Sharlee really cares about people. I think that’s one of the things that drew Noah to her. He sensed her compassion and empathy. So, he should have known that this is why she went into the pool to save the toddler.

      Dale and Noah have sort of a truce for now. Hopefully it will last! 😉

      Do you think that Valerie and Robert should get back together? I haven’t decided yet.

      Thanks for reading my story, Jade! 🙂

  9. Noah has quite the build. 😉 …. Sharlee did the right thing with saving that baby. She could have said “Dad!” but she reacted, and that’s what I think anyone would do. I am glad that her own is safe. How horrible it would be to lose yours for helping another. I bet that’s how Dale felt too, but he was in a bad spot, being a doctor and having a baby before him that wasn’t breathing. I think Noah and Alissa were a little too angry at their spouses. In that same situation, Alissa would have done the same I bet. The fishing trip was a bit awkward there ^_^ … Noah is right though, about what Dale did and why he should stop. (Not including that Noah can probably kick his butt!) … hehe…. great update 🙂 Look forward to more.

    • Isn’t he a hunk! 😀

      Yeah, she couldn’t take a chance on that baby drowning! Most people would have reacted the same way that she did.

      You’re right about how Dale felt. He had to take care of the baby first!

      Alissa and Noah both reacted badly! 😀 You are so right that Alissa would have done the exact same thing!

      It was a very awkward fishing trip! LOL “Kick his butt!” 😆 I think you’re right about that!

      Thank you so much Zhip, and thank you for reading my story! It wouldn’t have been the same without your poses, and I’m glad you’re back to pose making! 😀

  10. Oh Sharlee! I really hope she does mean it now about taking it easy. What a horrible scare for them all.
    Although, I completely understand Sharlee’s actions, I think anyone would have done the same thing if they saw a toddler fall into a swimming pool. I’m glad the toddler and Sharlee were both ok in the end.
    Well, that fishing trip was pretty awkward! But at least they got some things off their chests and they both know they want the same thing for Sharlee.
    Poor Joy! I hope it’s nothing too serious:( Cara looked so lovely on the beach, she looks a lot like Alissa:)

    • She’d thought she would be okay, but this really scared her! She is going to try not to overexert herself from now on.

      You’re right, Clairey! I think anyone seeing that would have reacted in the same way that she did.

      Yeah it was awkward, wasn’t it! 😀 Maybe now they will be able to get along better. Maybe! LOL Because you’re right that they both care about Sharlee and want her pregnancy to go smoothly. Worrying about the two of them would be extra stress that she doesn’t need.

      Joy isn’t doing so well. We’ll find out why in the next chapter!

      Cara is a beauty! I think she is a brunette clone of Alissa! 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Clairey! 🙂

  11. Another brilliant chapter! Way to go! I tried to read your other stories, but I couldn’t seem to get to the pages for them. Any baby spoilers?

    • Aww, thanks Drew! 🙂

      Which other stories were you trying to read?

      Baby spoilers? You guys have to help decide about the baby! 😉

      Thanks for reading my story, Drew! 🙂

  12. hey its me again!!! OMG!!! noah and Dale Will not get along…I mean come on!! I cant believe it! anyhoo, I just wanted to say KEEP WRITTING and this could become a series in books like real ones with paper and stuff… are you using the sleepers for sharlee and Noah’s baby?

    • Hi Marissa! 🙂

      Maybe one day they will get along better. Especially now that Noah and Sharlee are living with them! They will hopefully get to know each other!

      Thank you for saying that! 🙂 Right now though, I’m just having fun! 😀

      I love those sleepers, and I also found some dungarees the other day. There are also some poses that I can use with the baby! In the next chapter, I’ll put up a poll to choose the baby’s sex. 😀

      Thank you for reading my story, Marissa! 🙂

  13. When will the next chapter be posted I wanna find out more!!!! I hope Sharlees pregnancy goes well and I doubt Dale and Noah are going to get along……

    • I’m still working on the next chapter of my other story, Mutation. I sort of skipped updating it and updated Alissa instead. 😀
      I plan to start working on the next chapter of Alissa after that. So Alissa won’t be updated until later next week. Sorry for making you wait again. 😦

      Hopefully everything will go well for Sharlee. You might be right about Dale and Noah! So far they definitely don’t like each other!

      Thanks for reading, Love! 🙂

  14. I sent you a friend request on FB, but i hadn’t been on in so long I forgot everything! i’m gonna have to find someway to get it back.. 🙂

    i’m trying to find somewhere to post it, but i don’t have the pictures done. life has been hectic! LOL 😀

    i’ll send you the link as soon as i can. 🙂

  15. Am I the only one who thinks Noah’s kind of sexist? He doesn’t want Sharlee to get a job and he expects her to be the one who completely takes care of the baby. If he leaves all the work to Sharlee, there probably will be mommy in the baby’s eyes and there will be father, because a baby recognizes its parents by the people who feed, clothe, change the diaper of, and basically take the most care of it. That will most likely be Sharlee at this point. I also don’t like that Sharlee immediately forgives Noah for HITTING her and killing their baby simply because some guy comforting her about the probable end of her marriage and likely single motherhood. I wish she had exploded at the hospital. “How dare you risk our baby” “I risk our baby?! You’re the who put it at risk in the first place by almost killing it”
    Besides that I really like the story, sorry for the complaining. I can’t wait for the next update!!

    • Sexist? 😯 He wants her to go to college and get her degree like she wants to do. Then get a job if she wants to do that too. He was joking about her doing everything for the baby when he spoke with Dale. He wants to take care of his baby in every way. He already loves the baby and can’t wait till it’s born. It’s funny you said that because I can see him hogging the baby! LOL

      Sharlee forgives him because she knows his background. She probably would not have been as forgiving with anyone else. Also she sees how hard he is trying to change, and she realizes that it takes time. He’s still got a long way to go.

      You’re right that she could have exploded, but she realized that Noah has no one but her. He reacted out of fear that he would lose her and he probably still has a lot of guilt too. If she had reacted in anger at that time and blamed him for what he’d done to her, then he would always feel guilty. He wouldn’t believe that she had forgiven him for hurting her, and they might not be able to move on together.

      Don’t feel bad about saying how you feel! I’d probably have felt the same way. Except that I know how hard it can be for people to make real changes in their personality. Especially if they’ve led the kind of violent life that Noah had before he met Sharlee.

      They will all probably react in irritating and unexpected ways from time to time. Even though I’m the one who wrote it, sometimes the things Alissa and the others have done were definitely not what I would have done, but it keeps it interesting for me! I hope it is to you all too! 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Lotrgirl and for your feedback! 🙂

  16. I hope Joy is ok and it is only flu!
    I was really worried about Sharlee! But I think she did a very heroic thing by jumping in to save that girl. In those situations you don’t think straight and don’t think about telling someone else!

    I’m kinda upset that Dale and Noah probably won’t ever get on, I think they should try harder, maybe start over. At least they’re going to pretend infront of the others, though.

    • Yeah, I think most of us would have just automatically tried to save that little girl!

      Maybe one day Noah and Dale will get along better. Now that they will be living together for a while, maybe they can start to see things that like in each other. Hopefully! LOL

      Thanks for reading my story, Gemly! 🙂

    • Sure, I’ll have some chapters mainly about Cara too! 😀 The storyline lately hasn’t had her in it much has it!

      Thanks Popcorn! Your screenname is very different! 😆

      Poses!!! Yes please!!!

      Thanks for reading, Popcorn! 🙂

  17. Great chapter! Got I hope Joy is ok! ‘Valery guessed it was the flu’ why couldn’t she learn some medical things off Dale!? So I guess this is to do with those flowers Joy got! I’ve been excited for finding out that! So Alissa doesn’t like fishing, wow I thought she and Dale had everything in common! Honestly though they are the perfect match! I can’t think of one character in Alissas family that wouldn’t be a good parent! So when will the next chapter be ready

    • Thank you Katie!

      It does seem like Joy has the flu. Some or her symptoms are the same. We’ll find out what it is in the next chapter. I promise!

      No, she’s not that crazy about camping either, but she does it because Dale and the children like it. She likes spending time with her family. She does like horseback riding though. 😀 Maybe I made her not like fishing because I don’t! LOL I used to like spending the time with my Dad though, and he loved fishing. I was afraid of the worms, and I didn’t like the other bait either. So I’d sit with him, and my brothers while they fished. I still had a good time though! Good memories! 😀

      Back to Dale and Alissa! LOL They both enjoy spending time as a family and alone. 😀 I agree that they are a perfect match even though they’ve had their rough patches. 🙂

      I haven’t started working on the pictures for the next chapter yet. I’m still working on the next chapter of Mutation. I just need to go ahead and get those pictures finished! LOL Then I can start on Alissa. Alissa’s next chapter won’t be ready till later this week. 😦 You just gave me the push I needed to concentrate on Mutation and finish that update! There’s really no excuse for me to not have it done yet. It’s not very long! 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Katie! 🙂

    • You made me laugh, Drew! I didn’t find it at all rude! 😀 The first baby poll comes in the next chapter. The first poll will decide the baby’s sex. 🙂 I’m working on the pictures for the next chapter tomorrow. 😀

  18. wonderful! sorry I didn’t comment sooner, my internet was down. That toddler reminded my of Feye. I’m glad noah was finally honest to dale. keep going!

    • Thanks Aubri! I was having internet problems a couple of months ago. That’s a real pain in the neck!

      She does look like she could be related Faye! 😯

      Thank you! I still like doing this story! 😀

  19. Hey I’m kinda of new here but I suggest that you make the baby a fairy that make them see a magic show and have the wizard do some magic to her belly and have a bayb or even better a mermaid for her eting some magic fish LOL

    • Simer, I’m not sure if you’re joking, but that is funny! 😆 I hope that didn’t hurt your feelings, but Alissa is really not that kind of a story. I’m sure there are other stories that will have mermaids and fairies in them, but I’m really not very good with writing supernatural characters. Even my vampires are too human. 😦

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

    • Wow! Congratulations on your baby girl! That is so exciting! 🙂

      Thanks Simlover! I have a good time working on my stories. 😀

      I’m about to start working on the pictures for the next chapter right now. I hope to have it posted by Wednesday.

      Thank you so much for reading, Alissa! I’m really happy for you about your baby girl! It made me smile! 🙂

    • I’m definitely not an expert, but I say just make sure it’s fun. If you’re not in the mood to write or take pictures then wait till you are.
      Also interest from others in your stories may come and go. So you can’t let the number of readers determine whether or not you continue writing. Do it because you enjoy it! 😀

  20. Oh and the toddler photo when the women’s got to look at noah is so cute I wish that I could use that pose and don’t apologize I’m so happy to wait its better then nothing at all

  21. your poses are great espiacially the ones when noah and sharlee have you know what,anway your stories are great keep up the good work!

    (sorry about my spelling) ;·)

    • Hi Dolphin! You can can talk with me whenever you want! 😯 LOL

      We’ll find out more about Joy in the next chapter. I promise! 🙂

      Thank you about the poses, but I don’t make most of the ones that I use. There are some awesome pose creators who share them. I love finding them and using them in my stories in different ways. 😀 I have made some that I’ve used in my stories, but I need a lot more practice at making them. 😀

      There is a poll about the baby at the end of the next chapter.

      I’m working on the next chapter right now. I hope it’ll be posted by Wednesday. 🙂

      Thanks for reading my story, Dolphin! 🙂

  22. hey 11daises you should check out my channel i do sims 2 & 3 videos anyway i reaaaaaally like your story how much longer are you going to continue writing your story?
    Please let me know anyway it was nice taking to you anyway bye

    (I say anyway a lot)

    • Thanks, Lifesimmer. I don’t have an ending in mind for it, so it will still be a while before I end it. I have a lot more planned for the family. 😀

      I’ve only seen two Let’s Plays. I just recently found out about them. I just found one of yours and I’m watching it now! 😀

      Thanks for reading!

  23. Hey, sorry I haven’t commented or read for a few weeks. I’ve been really busy with school work and helping my little brother with his work and things, anyway I loved this chapter, I can’t wait untill sharlee has her baby! and I love the outfit choices, there really nice. That toddler is really cute! it’s a shame that happened to her, well its a shame if it happens to anyone. Aw, Sharlee is going to be a great parents AND Noah!!!!!
    Anyway LOVED IT! x

  24. I love your stories theres so much drama!
    Tonight I’m going to order a pizza and loads of coke and im going to stay up until 7 a.m.
    reading your story by the way i commented on this one becuse it was the latest chapter but i havent even read
    the first chapter yet, LOL

    • Thanks Cupquake! 🙂

      Wow, I hope you enjoy the rest of the chapters! Alissa’s decisions will probably make you want to choke her during some chapters! LOL 😀
      I’m sorry that the summary isn’t up-to-date, but I think that this is the kind of story that really needs to be read from the beginning. That way you can get a clear view of the characters. At least that’s my opinion! LOL

      Thanks for reading my story, and I hope you enjoy reading the rest of it! 🙂

  25. Why was Noah angry at Sharlee? She had an instinct to save the baby, and if she didn’t the baby could’ve even died. Why did the parents let their little kid toddle off away from their sight? I can tell Sharlee is going to be a very good mother!

    I’m glad the boys were trying to get along.

    I hope Joy is alright! Poor baby.

    • Sometimes fear makes us react in ways that we might not otherwise. He was afraid again that he might lose Sharlee and their baby. 😦

      Some people aren’t good parents. Also toddlers move like lightning on their little legs! LOL

      Yeah, Dale knows that Noah isn’t going to leave Sharlee, and he’d better try to make an effort to get along with him.

      Thanks for reading, Remi! 🙂

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