Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Twenty-Two

Screenshot-2148Noah and Sharlee’s landlord agreed to free them from their lease without penalty if they gave him their furniture. Then he would be able to rent out the house furnished. Since they still had several months left on their lease, they agreed.   They were also selling the car because they needed the money.

“Babe, I’m going to Bridgeport Saturday to pack up our personal stuff and bring it back here.  Mom is letting me take her SUV.”

Screenshot-2151“I’m going too! I’m sure the doctor will release me from bed rest at my appointment on Friday.”

Screenshot-2153“Even so, I don’t think it’s a good idea. That would be two trips close together, and we don’t even know yet if he’s going to okay the trip to Isla Paradiso.”

Screenshot-2152“Bridgeport is just a long car ride.  It’s not like I’ll be driving.  We can take  a lot of rest stops. The flight to Isla Paradiso isn’t that long.   It’s just a two hour flight.  I talked to my Dad and he said that I’ll be fifteen weeks along when we go to Isla Paradiso.  So Dr. Hutchens will probably say it’s alright as long as I’m careful.”

Screenshot-2149“I still don’t think it’s a good idea for you to go to Bridgeport.  I think it’s pushing things unnecessarily.  Shawn and Cara are going with me, and we’ll have everything packed in no time.  I’ll call you, and you can tell me exactly what you want to keep.”

Sharlee was sad that she wasn’t going to have a chance to see the house one last time. It was hers and Noah’s first place together, and it would always be special to her.

Screenshot-2154Noah pulled her closer.  “I promise everything will be okay.”

Screenshot-2156At Sharlee’s check-up on Friday, her doctor was very pleased with the results of her examination.  

“The baby’s heartbeat is nice and strong, and you seem to be healing well.”

He took an ultrasound.   Noah and Sharlee looked at their baby in awe.   They had decided to wait until after the baby is born to learn the baby’s sex.  

Screenshot-2160Noah told the doctor about Harley Davidson’s proposal.

Screenshot-2157“Sharlee you still need to take great care to bring your pregnancy to full term.   Take frequent periods of rest and don’t stay on your feet for long periods of time.  However, as long as your participation in the Harley campaign is minimal; and you use good judgement, then you and the baby should be alright.”

He okayed the trip to Isla Paradiso, but agreed with Noah about the trip to Bridgeport.   He also suggested that when they returned from Isla Paradiso Sharlee not travel anymore until after the baby’s birth.   Harley would have to come to Santa Fe for Sharlee’s part in the campaign.  He also suggested a very limited schedule of photo shoots, interviews and commercials because of the added stress on Sharlee.

Screenshot-2117No one was home after they returned to the house.   Noah picked Sharlee up in his arms.

“What are you doing?  The doctor released me from bedrest.”

Screenshot-2119“I know.   He said that you can do most of your normal activities, and the activity that I have on my mind will have to be done upstairs in the bedroom.”

Screenshot-2118Sharlee laughed.   “I can walk up the stairs!”

“Too slow!” 

Screenshot-2122He carried her upstairs to their bedroom and gently laid her down on the bed.   He looked intently into her eyes.

Screenshot-2123“Sharlee, I don’t know how it’s possible for me to love you anymore than I did, but I do.  I love you even more now that you’re pregnant with our baby.”

Screenshot-2124“I love you too.”

Screenshot-2126They helped each other undress as they kissed.  They made love passionately, satisfying the longing and desire that they’d been holding inside.  It was even more intense, more meaningful for them because they had come so close to losing each other for good.  

Screenshot-2127Noah touched Sharlee in just the ways he knew would give her the most pleasure, in the places that drove her senses wild, and she did the same for him.  They were careful though because of Sharlee’s condition.

Screenshot-2129Sharlee wondered to herself how could Kristian possibly believe that she’d want anyone other than her Noah.  Any attraction Sharlee felt for Kristian was completely eclipsed by the electrifying sensations that Noah aroused just by looking at her.  The feeling of Noah’s barest touch on her skin was almost indescribable.  She never wanted anyone to come between them.

Screenshot-2130That evening, they were all out by the pool when they were shocked by Crystal coming out of the house to join them.

Screenshot-2131Alissa hugged her.  “Crystal, what a surprise!  Why didn’t you let me know you were coming?  I’d have picked you up from the airport.”

Screenshot-2132“I decided to come at the last minute.   So, why did I have to hear about Sharlee from Miki!  Why didn’t you call and tell me!”

Screenshot-2133“I left a message for you on your voicemail the night it happened.”

“Well, I never got it.”

Screenshot-2136She walked over to Sharlee, and Sharlee stood up and hugged her.

“So, are you okay, Squirt?”

Screenshot-2135“Yes, I’m doing okay and the baby’s fine too.”

Noah walked warily over to join them.   He wasn’t sure of how Crystal was going to react.

Screenshot-2137“You,  I thought would be the last person to harm my niece!  Only a mimbo would get into a fight with his pregnant shorty beside him!”

Screenshot-2140“Noah didn’t know that I was pregnant, and it was just as much my fault that it happened.  I stepped between them at the wrong time.”

Screenshot-2138“No, you’re right Crystal.   Even if she hadn’t been pregnant, I shouldn’t have tried to hit him with her so close to me.   I’ll regret it for the rest of my life.”

Screenshot-2141“Noah, please stop blaming yourself.   I’m fine and the baby is too!  Let’s just move on and be happy.”

Sharlee wrapped her arms around his neck, and he held her tightly.  She didn’t want him to feel guilty anymore!

Screenshot-2142“I still can’t believe I’m going to be a great aunt.”

“Yep, in less than six months now.”

“So am I having a niece or a nephew?”

Screenshot-2143“We decided to wait till the baby is born to find out.”

They continued talking together.

Screenshot-2145“Alissa, since all the children are spending the week in Florida with my father during their school break, why don’t we go with Noah and Sharlee to Isla Paradiso.   Then while Noah is at the seminar, Sharlee won’t be alone, and we can be there in case something happens.”

“What!  They might not want us tagging along.”

“I’ll talk with Noah about it.  I guarantee you, he’ll feel better about the trip if we go with them.  They can take other trips alone after the baby is older.”

Screenshot-2147Alissa laughed.  “You mean you’ll feel better.”

Screenshot-2146“Well, we’ll all feel better.  I think Sharlee will too.  Also we’ve been wanting to get away for a few days.”

“Okay.  It doesn’t hurt to see what they think.”

Dale mentioned it to Noah.   Noah was relieved that he wouldn’t have to worry about Sharlee during the trip, not only because Dale was her Dad, but he was also a doctor!

Crystal stayed a few days and then went back home to Oakwood City.

Screenshot-2163Noah was right and it didn’t take him, Shawn and Cara long to pack up their things in the house.  He was able to repair the table and leave the place in good condition for the next tenants.

“Yes, we’re finished and heading back home now.   We should be back late tonight.  Are you resting?”

“Noah, I’m sick of resting, but I have been sitting a lot.  Mom and Dad are as bad as you are!”

Screenshot-2165“Good!  I’ll be home as soon as I can, Babe.  I love you.”

“I love you too and be careful driving home.”

Noah looked around the house one last time.  It had mostly good memories for him, but in a way he was glad they wouldn’t be living there anymore.  It was because he’d never forget the horrible way that he’d behaved their last night together in the house.   Now he was being given a second chance to be the kind of husband Sharlee deserved, and he was determined not to blow it!

Screenshot-2111When Noah, Cara and Shawn arrived home in Santa Fe, it was 1:00 in the morning.

“Thanks for helping me pack up.  I owe you two big time.”

Screenshot-2113“Yeah you do!”

Screenshot-2112“No, you don’t, Noah.   You’re our brother and Sharlee’s our sister.  We were glad to help and I’m just glad you and Sharlee are here now.   I’m beat though!  Goodnight!”

Screenshot-2114Cara and Shawn went up to their bedrooms.   Noah made sure that the alarm was set and then headed up to his and Sharlee’s room.   He wasn’t surprised to see that she was still awake.

“Shouldn’t you be sleeping?”

Screenshot-2115“I was for a little while, but then I couldn’t go back until I knew you were home.”

Screenshot-2116Noah undressed and joined her in the bed.   He pulled her close and held her in his arms.

“Now get some sleep for our baby.”

Sharlee smiled and snuggled against him.   “I can now.”   It wasn’t long before they were both asleep.

Screenshot-2094Joy was dying for the music to start!   She loved dancing and was never nervous during her performances.  Her dance class was giving a ballet recital.   The entire family was in attendance.

Screenshot-2087She always became immersed in the music and the audience did not exist in her consciousness after she began dancing.

Screenshot-2089The music started, and Joy began to dance!

Screenshot-2081She floated around on the stage.

Screenshot-2083She looked as graceful as a beautiful swan!

Screenshot-2091Her family and the audience watched in awe and pride as she and fellow dancers presented an almost flawless performance.  At the end of the show, she was presented with roses with no card showing who had sent them.   Alissa was also presented with roses.  Her card said that both bouquets were from a secret admirer.  She and Dale felt uneasy.   The studio frequently received flowers and gifts for Alissa from fans, but this was the first time that she’d received them otherwise.

Screenshot-2092“I wonder how they knew about Joy’s performance.  I’ve been very careful to keep the children out of the spotlight.   I’ve very seldom allowed their pictures to be taken and only occasionally have they made special appearances with me and Dad over the years.”

Screenshot-2093“I don’t know, but I don’t like it.”  Dale looked around, but he didn’t see anyone who appeared to be paying any special attention to Alissa or the rest of the family.  It was one of the benefits of living in Santa Fe that Alissa and Matthew were able to live their day to day lives freely without being pestered by the press or the paparazzi.  “I’ll go to the dressing rooms now and wait for her to finish changing.”

Screenshot-2096Afterwards, the family went bowling.   Bowling wasn’t one of Noah’s favorite activities.  He wasn’t that great at it, but he knew that it was important to Sharlee that they do things with her family. 

Screenshot-2103Because of her pregnancy restrictions, Sharlee couldn’t bowl, but she cheered on the rest of the family.  Dale came and sat beside Sharlee after his turn.  Joy came and sat in his lap. 

“I’m tired, Daddy.  Can we go home now?”

Dale was surprised.  Joy was always an energy powerhouse.  They teased her that she was like the Energizer bunny.  She kept going and going.  She was always especially hyped up after a performance.  Her tiredness was very unusual for her.

Screenshot-2104“Dad, I’m a little tired too.   The house isn’t that far away for me to drive.  Why don’t I take your car and drive Joy home?  Then you can stay here and bowl.”

Screenshot-2105Dale frowned.  “You haven’t driven since you were hurt.  I don’t think your first time driving should be when you’re alone just in case it’s too much for you.  I’ll take you both home and then come back to the bowling alley.”

Screenshot-2106Sharlee called Noah over and told him that she was going home.

“Are you sure it’s just that you’re tired?”

Screenshot-2109“Yes Honey, I’m really fine.  You stay and have a good time.”

Screenshot-2162Joy was already half asleep and so Dale carried her out to the car.  He didn’t understand why she was so tired.  He decided to start keeping a closer eye on her for a while.  Maybe she was coming down with something.  After they arrived at home,  Dale put Joy to bed and then headed back to the bowling alley to join the rest of the family.

52 thoughts on “Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Twenty-Two

  1. First one to write finally ! I loved joys outfit and when she danced perfect shots but who did the flowers come from and I was reading one of the messages from the last chapter what do u mean she might not have the child. I cant wait for more especially since there going a paradiso

    • Hi Awesome! Thanks! 🙂

      Oh the flowers! More on those soon! 😀

      Yeah, if Sharlee doesn’t do as she should, she could still lose her baby. Hopefully it will go smoothly though! If it does, I’ll do a poll about the baby’s sex and names. 🙂

      I think Isla Paradiso is in the next chapter. I’ll have to check. 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Awesome! 🙂

  2. Please don’t have Joy be poisoned by those mysterious flowers. No retellings of sleeping beauty here, eh? I don’t want anything bad to happen to Joy.
    On a happier note, I can’t wait for baby Narlee!

    • We’ll find out more about the flowers soon. They weren’t poisoned though! LOL We’ll also learn more about her tiredness.

      Baby Narlee! 😀

      Thanks for reading, Thalbal! 🙂

  3. I think i have an idea about the flowers and I don’t like it! As for everything else, glad to see everyone seems to be getting alone for the most part, Cara saying Noah’s their brother, aww. And Crystal, yay, always nice to see her.

    • You have an idea about the flowers. Since you know my writing, you’re probably right about what you guessed! 😯

      Yeah, right now things are going okay for them. The family is starting to really accept Noah. Dale still has a way to go though! LOL
      I felt like Crystal would want to see how Sharlee is for herself and make sure that Noah remembers that she has her eye on him too! 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Addy! I’m so glad to see you’re back online again! 🙂

  4. This chapter was so good!

    I’m so glad Sharlee and the baby are healing nicely! The family is also starting to accept Noah again, but Shawn and Dale seem a bit iffy on the subject. Once their baby comes, their gonna have to love Noah because of the miracle he and Sharlee brought into the world!

    Those flowers make me feel a little uneasy. First it was Alissa, then Sharlee, and now Joy! I really hope it doesn’t work out badly for them.

    Joy looked so adorable on stage, and she is such a good dancer! I can’t wait to see what the future holds in store for her!

    Oh, Crystal. I like how she cares for Sharlee now, instead of how she was when Sharlee was a child. People can change! 🙂

    Do you have any names for Noah and Sharlee’s baby yet? If not, i have a few suggestions.

    My first suggestion for a girl would be Jurnee. i think it’s very beautiful and unusual.My friend and I both read this story and we love it, and i think she would feel honored if you used her name.

    My suggestion for a boy would be Zach or Matthew, like their great grandfather! I hope you like these suggestions.

    I was thinking about starting my own stories, but since school’s going to start soon (i’ll be a juinor! 🙂 ) i will have to put schoolwork ahead and only post like every weekend. Plus friendships and other games, I’m going to be so busy! 😦 i’ll always have time for your stories though! 😀

    Great chapter, like always! I can’t wait for future updates! 🙂

    • Sharlee and the baby are doing well right now, and you’re right about Dale feeling iffy about Noah. Shawn has forgiven him but he’d better not mess up again. Hopefully they will all come to love Noah over time! 🙂

      Yeah, Dale and Alissa both feel uneasy about the flowers!

      Isn’t Joy a pretty little thing! 😀

      Alissa’s talk with Crystal when Sharlee was a teen made her really try to change her attitude with Sharlee because she does love Sharlee too. Changing hasn’t been easy for her though! LOL

      Oh, Jurnee is a very pretty name! If everything goes smoothly with Sharlee’s pregnancy, I’ll make a poll and include that name as one of the choices. Thanks for the suggestions. 😀 Matthew is a good idea too. 🙂

      Working on stories is fun. I hope it will be for you too. 🙂 Congratulations on being a junior! High School is a busy, busy time! 😀

      Thank you so much, Queen! I was feeling a little blah again, and then I saw your comment! 🙂

      • Aww, that’s sweet how my comment brightened up your day! That makes me feel happy.

        High school is very hard, but i will try to do my best and still read your stories!

        I’m glad you like my suggestions! I’ll look foward to the poll and see what other names are there.

        I have thought of writing stories before, but i wasn’t able to because my computer was broken. 😦 now that it’s fixed, i’m going to download the poses and custom content, but i won’t be able to write them until the middle of August or September.

        I already have the names and plots for eight stories! Do you think i plan too much? LOL

        I look foward to your replies too! If i’m ever feeling down, i’ll look for more chapters of your stories and i’ll instantly feel better! 🙂

      • I’m glad! It really did make me feel better! 🙂

        School definitely comes first! Of course I’ll understand if you won’t have time to read them!

        Wow! Eight stories! I think the most I’ve had at one time is four. That’s really good that you have so many planned!

        Thank you so much Queen! That means a lot! 🙂

  5. glad things are going well with the baby and she doesn’t have to stay on bed rest.

    That’s a tad creepy to give a kid roses from a secret admirer. Very creepy indeed. I hope Joy is ok and she hasn’t gotten sick.

    • There really wasn’t that much that happened in this chapter, was there? LOL
      I kind of added a couple scenes at the last minute. 😀

      Yes, Sharlee’s pregnancy is going better right now. She’ll still have to follow the doctor’s instructions though.

      Weren’t those flowers creepy! We’ll find out more about that soon.

      Thanks for reading my story, Jaz! 🙂

  6. I have a good idea of who the flowers are from! I had a hunch that this person wasn’t out of their lives for good… 🙂

  7. I loved the chapter can’t wait to read the next one hope joy will be ok
    (was glad to come home and be able to read it because I was in a&e all day)

    • Thank you Jade! I really appreciate that! 🙂

      Hopefully, Joy will be okay. Dale is going to keep an eye on her.

      I have to work on Mutation tomorrow, but after that I’ll start the pictures for Alissa’s next chapter. 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Jade! 🙂

  8. OMG..i love this chapter sooo much it’s all creepy and mysterious!!! I literally am dying to know what happens next.

    Was reading some of the comments and I agree with one of them when they said that if the baby is a boy it should be called ‘Matthew’.

    Cant wait to read your next story 🙂

    • I am so happy you loved it Millie! 😀
      Yeah, it was especially creepy for Alissa and Dale with those flowers.

      You like the idea of naming the baby Matthew too? If everything works out with the baby, I promise I’ll put up a poll so that we can all decide on the baby’s name. Matthew will definitely be one of the choices! 😀

      Thanks Millie! 🙂

  9. Aww, Joy is just the cutest. I love her outfits aswell. woohoo i’m suprised to see crystal back.
    Sorry I havent commented on the last chapter and late on this chapter it was because it was I was on holiday. anyway i hope that joy hasn’t come down with anything. that would be terrible!

    • Isn’t Joy the cutest little girl! I said that about Sharlee and Cara, but I really think Joy is even cuter than they were. 😀
      Yeah, Crystal had to check on Sharlee!

      I hope you had fun on your holiday! I’m about ready to take another one too before the summer is over. 🙂

      Hopefully Joy will be okay. 🙂

      Welcome back Niamh and thanks for reading! 🙂

  10. OMG!!!! I’ve been reading for forever, but never commented. It’s amazing! What if Alex is back? I think someone’s going to be a dancer when she gets older!!!!!!!! Keep going, I can’t wait!

    • Hi Aubri! It’s nice to meet you! 🙂

      Thanks for saying that!

      You mean Alex back as a ghost? 😯 LOL

      Yeah, Joy has loved dancing since she first started walking. I think a dancer is something she’d definitely want to be! 😀

      Thanks! I plan to work on Alissa after I finish the pictures for Mutation. It’s taken me a little bit longer than I expected to get everything ready for Mutation’s pictures, but I plan to do them tomorrow. Hopefully it won’t take too long! Also my doggone internet and cable went out today after a thunderstorm and didn’t come back up till 10:00 tonight. 😀

      Thank you so much for reading my story and for the feedback! 🙂

  11. Hey !
    Nice update !

    You got me involved with the sims resource now i love it !

    Thank You ,
    For taking time to write this story

    • Hello Ilaria! 🙂

      I’m working on the next chapter today, and I hope that I can post it tomorrow or Tuesday. I was kind of lazy last week and didn’t get much done on my stories. 😯

      I’m definitely in the mood to work on them today though. Hopefully everything will go smoothly! 😉

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

  12. NO!! No, no, no, no, no, no, nonononoNO!!
    You *force* me to read 122 chapters, and then it’s ended on a cliffhanger?!?!
    You best have the next chapter up tomorrow…

    Ok, now that’s off my chest, wow.
    So, I don’t like the sound of this secret admirer, I don’t like that Joy is sleepy (yeah, that sounds odd, she’s a child, but you were hinting at all kinds of dark things), and I most definately don’t like that Sharlee and Joy will be alone in the house. As if Dale and Noah didn’t go all overprotective then?! They’re constantly paranoid, and then the one night that they need to be (I’m speculating), they just let two little girls stay alone in the house?

    Ok, Yeah, I’m overreacting. I really do love this story, and hope you’ll update soon! How often do you update this, out of interest?
    (Oh, and I still love Noah even though he nearly murdered his wife and unborn baby. I like broken people, and he’s definately broken. I hope his psych doesn’t fix him too well! Also, some amazing genes in this story. Just wow. Pretty much every character is drop dead gorgeous <3)

    • LOL I’m sorry! 😆

      I’m working on the next chapter now. I was lazy and stuff kept coming up last week. 😀

      Yeah, we’ll find out more about the flowers soon! I hadn’t thought about them being alone in the house! 😯 You’re right about their paranoia, and I kind of forgot about that when I wrote it! LOL

      Aww, I’m so glad you love it Gemma! I try to update every Monday, but now that I’m doing Mutation too, I keep getting behind. 😦 Also I’ve been a little lazy lately too! LOL

      Noah is a really great guy and no that Psych isn’t going to change him too much. Sharlee wouldn’t like that either! 😀

      So far, all of the children have been gorgeous. Hopefully all the grandkids will be too!

      Thanks so much for reading my story, Gemma and I’ve really enjoyed your comments! 🙂

  13. YAY Crystal!! This’ll be quick cos I have some catching up to do (I was away) and I’m on to the next chapter 😀

  14. Sorry again for taking so long to comment!
    Yay! I was so happy to see Crystal:) it’s a shame she had to leave so soon.
    I’m glad Sharlee and the baby are doing well, I just hope she doesn’t over do it with the trip. I wonder who sent the roses?
    I hope Joy is ok:( she looked beautiful doing her dance:)

    • That’s okay Clairey! I’m sorry I’m so late responding! I’ve been out of town.

      Crystal had to see for herself how her little “Squirt” was doing! LOL We’ll see her again before too much longer though. I was thinking of maybe doing a chapter or two of her with her life in her new town.

      Yeah, so far she is doing okay. We’ll find out more about the roses soon. 😀

      I thought she looked like a little doll dancing! I think she’s so cute too! 😀

      Thanks for reading my story Clairey! 🙂

  15. Joy’s recital was so lovely and sweet and for a sec I forgot I was reading a sim story. But then the roses came and the creep-o-meter started buzzing. I wonder who would send roses to a child, or maybe it was a silent message to Alissa, that’s someone’s watching her and her family.

    It’s great to see Sharlee on the mend, but she really should listen to her doctor’s advice, and take it easy.

    • Awww, thank you so much, Val! That is the best compliment! ❤

      The flowers worry Alissa too. Especially since Joy was sent them as well.

      You are so right! She should listen, but she's used to being active. She needs to think of her baby though and do as the doctor told her!

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