Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and One

Screenshot-2701They drifted in the boat for a while longer, cuddling and discussing their future.

After they returned to shore, Sharlee started to call Alissa, but decided not to do it right away.

“Noah, I just want the two of us to enjoy our engagement privately for a little while, but I promise that later I will call my Mom.”

They sat on the ground admiring Sharlee’s ring. 

Screenshot-2703Sometimes sharing kisses.

Screenshot-2704As they stretched out on the ground together looking at the clouds, Sharlee was murmuring something softly under her breath.

“What did you say?

Screenshot-2706“I was just repeating what my new name will be.”

Screenshot-2705Noah looked at her with a tender expression.   “Mrs. Noah Hall.   I can’t believe that you really said yes.”

“Of course I said yes!”

Then Sharlee sat up and pulled out her phone.   She called Alissa to tell her the good news.

Screenshot-2626“You’re engaged.”  Alissa was silent for a few moments but not really surprised.  “Have you set a date yet?”

“We plan to get married while we’re in Italy.”

“So it will be soon?”

Screenshot-2707“Yes, Mom.  We don’t want to wait.    I know we’re young, but that doesn’t mean that our marriage won’t work out.   We both know it won’t be easy, but we’re tired of being apart. So please don’t even try to talk me out of it.”

Screenshot-2627Alissa knew that there was no point in trying.   Sharlee was eighteen, and she had made her decision.  All Alissa could do now is be there for her.

“Sharlee you know that I would rather you waited a few years before you marry, but it is your decision to make.”   Alissa almost lost her composure trying to hold back tears.   She got herself together and continued speaking.   “You have family and a lot of friends who will want to share that special day with you.  That includes your Dad.  Please let us be there too.”

Screenshot-2708“Mom, Daddy won’t want to be there.”

Screenshot-2631“Yes, Baby, he will.  He’s already sorry for the things that he said and the way that he treated you and Noah.  He will want to walk you down the aisle.  Let us make it a wonderful day for you and Noah.   Just wait a few weeks so that we can plan it.  You can still have it in Italy.   We’ll hire a wedding planner and see how long it will take for her to make the arrangements.”

Screenshot-2710“Can you hold just a moment?”  Sharlee muted the phone and turned to Noah.  “My mother wants the family to be there at the wedding.   She wants to hire a wedding planner and still have it in Italy in a few weeks.”

Screenshot-2711Noah had known that Alissa would want to be there.   That’s why he had wanted Sharlee to call her.  Even though Dale wouldn’t be pleased, Noah didn’t want Sharlee to lose out on having her family there on such an important day.

“Okay.  You know you want her there too, Babe.”

After agreeing to Alissa’s idea, they began to make whirlwind wedding plans.   Sharlee returned home and Noah stayed with Matthew and Kay until the day for them to leave for Italy.  

Screenshot-2688Sharlee went shopping for her gown and bridesmaids dresses with her mother, Isabel, Leslie, Cara,  Joy and her grandmother Kay.  Alissa stopped in front of a poofy gown.

“I’ve always imagined you looking like a princess on your wedding day.”

Screenshot-2689“A princess?   I don’t know, Mom.  I always thought of something straight and simple like you had for your renewal ceremony.”

Screenshot-2690The bridal consultant suggested.   “How about if I select several different styles and then Sharlee can model them for you all.”

Screenshot-2692They agreed and everyone took seats looking at Sharlee in the first gown.  

Screenshot-2694It was pretty, but not quite right. 

She tried on several different gowns.   Screenshot-2696The second one was beautiful. 

Screenshot-2695However,  it wasn’t the look that Sharlee wanted. 

Screenshot-2699Finally they found the one that made her feel like a bride.

Screenshot-2647Sharlee’s parents were hosting an engagement dinner for them at a restaurant in town.  

Screenshot-2650After he arrived, the first person Noah looked for was Sharlee.   He saw her leaning on the railing, watching the dancers on the dance floor.   Her dress blew him away. 

Screenshot-2648He walked over behind Sharlee and whispered.   “So is the engagement party designed to make it harder for your fiance to wait?”

From behind, Sharlee’s dress was a bit more revealing than the clothes she usually wore.   The back had a deep plunge.  She had let Crystal convince her to try something different.  

Screenshot-2652With slightly pink cheeks she turned around and touched his face.   He looked so handsome and oh, she loved him so much.  She was feeling the same way, but she didn’t say that though.  

Screenshot-2651She asked.   “Is it making it hard for you to wait?”

Screenshot-2653“You’re worth waiting for, beautiful Sharlee.”

Screenshot-2654Sharlee couldn’t resist kissing him quickly.

Screenshot-2655Noah saw that he wasn’t the only guy there appreciating Sharlee’s new style.   He saw David looking at her intently. 

Screenshot-2656The expression in David’s eyes as he looked at Sharlee verified something that Noah had long suspected.   David was in love with her. 

Screenshot-2657Noah continued to stare at him until David met his eye.   Noah didn’t smile and David knew that Noah was warning him off.  David walked over to them.

Screenshot-2659“I hope you really know what a special woman Sharlee is and that you never take her for granted.”

Screenshot-2660“Believe me, I know.”

Their conversation embarrassed Sharlee.

Screenshot-2662Miki and Anna came over and David walked away.

Screenshot-2661Anna told them, “Congratulations to you both!”   She wasn’t really surprised by their early engagement after all that they had been through.   Although she wasn’t in any hurry to marry her own boyfriend.   That would be a few years away, if ever.

Screenshot-2663Crystal interrupted.   “Come on Noah!  Dance with me.   This is one of your last nights as a free man.”

Screenshot-2664She led him over to the dance floor, but as they danced, Noah kept looking at Sharlee.    Screenshot-2666Sharlee kept looking at him too although still talking with Miki and Anna.

Screenshot-2668When the song ended, Crystal said,  “Is this what guys are like when you don’t give it up till you’re married?”

Screenshot-2669Noah looked at her in surprise and answered.   “No this is how a guy acts whose totally in love with you.  People always think about sex, but even if something happened where Sharlee and I were never able to sleep together, I’d still love her just as much.”

Screenshot-2670Then he grinned.   “Although I will admit that I am looking forward to our wedding night.”

Screenshot-2671Alissa hugged Dale.  She knew this was hard for him.   He had apologized to Noah and Sharlee for losing his temper, but his opinion that Noah was not the right guy for Sharlee had not changed.  He just didn’t want to make things more difficult between himself and Sharlee.   So he kept his opinions to himself and tried to make this a happy time for her.

Screenshot-2672Dale smiled at Alissa.   “You don’t look old enough to have a daughter Sharlee’s age.”

Screenshot-2673Alissa laughed.   “Neither do you!”

Screenshot-2674Dale kissed her lovingly.

Screenshot-2677The day after the engagement party, David came to the house to see Sharlee.

“Hi David.  I wasn’t expecting to see you this morning.”

Screenshot-2682David smiled at her sadly.   “Sharlee, I realized something last night.   I can’t go with you to Italy.”

Screenshot-2676The smile left Sharlee’s face as she saw the sadness in David’s eyes.  “What do you mean?  Is something wrong?”

David was supposed to be a groomsman in the wedding.

Screenshot-2679“I see now that deep down I was hoping that our friendship would become something more, but that isn’t going to happen.  You’re marrying Noah.  Knowing that is one thing, but I realize now that I can’t stand watching you marry him.  I’m in love with you Sharlee.  I just wanted you to know that.  I sincerely hope that you and Noah will be happy.”

Screenshot-2683Sharlee didn’t know what to say to him.  He smiled at her.  Then he said seriously.   “I’m okay Sharlee.  Don’t worry about me at all.   I’m glad that I had a chance to know you.”

Screenshot-2684“Oh David, I’m glad that I had you as a friend too.”

He hugged her and then he left the house.  Sharlee saw him once more before he left for college.  After that she never saw him again.

___________________________

The wedding is in the next chapter.

 

26 thoughts on “Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and One

  1. Sharlee is a carbon copy of her mom. Seeing her now as a YA they could be twins. I’m glad Dale apologized for what he said. He’s always been more overprotective of Sharlee. I wonder if he will act that way with his other daughters. And if he has a double standard thing for the boys I’m gonna blow a gasket.

    • Yeah, and wait till you see Cara! Alissa with black hair.

      Dale really did need to apologize. I guess it is hard for a parent to learn their boundaries and when to let go.
      You shouldn’t give me ideas Jaz! Hmmm, double standard! 😀

      Thanks for reading my story, Jaz! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Nina! I’m really happy that you enjoyed it! 🙂

      I’m actually working on the wedding pictures right now. The chapter should be posted on Sunday if not before! 😀

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. I’m totally happy for Noah and Sharlee and cant wait for them to be married.
    I’m also happy dale can be apart of her big day I bet it would of made thing worst if they got married without telling anyone.
    Its good that David was honest to Sharlee and pulled himself out the wedding I think that was best then to hurt himself.
    OMG I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER LOL I have no patience XD

    • I’m working on those pictures now. 😉

      Yeah, they needed their families there too on their special day. 🙂

      David really is a nice guy. He was right to leave.

      I’m almost finished with the pictures for the next chapter. It should be posted by Sunday if not sooner! 😀
      Thanks for reading, Monae!

  3. I love Sharlee’s wedding dress! And I can tell from how they act toward each other that they are getting married for all the right reasons. That was so cute how Noah couldn’t keep his eyes off of Sharlee even when he was dancing with Crystal. A lot of guys would have actually gotten into that “it’s my last night as a free man” thing :).

    I’m glad Dale is behaving himself, even though I really hope he’ll learn to love Noah. And I can’t wait for the wedding chapter!

    • I love all of the detail that the creator put into it. It is a beautiful dress.

      Yeah, Noah and Sharlee do love each other a lot.
      You are so right about other guys. I just couldn’t make our Noah be like them! 😉

      Dale didn’t want to make things worse between him and Sharlee and so for now he is behaving himself.
      Maybe one day he will see what a great guy Noah is.

      I’m finished with the pictures and just putting them in the chapter now. 🙂 I had fun doing these too!

      Thanks for reading Maddie and thanks again for Derek and Lauren! 😀

  4. I really loved this chapter. I loved the tender looks between them when they were admiring her ring. I am so glad her family will be there for her special day 🙂 I can’t wait to see the wedding…bet it is going to be a tear jerker. I will make sure to have tissues ready. I can’t wait to see the other kids and how they will turn out as they get older. I have loved this story from the beginning and love each chapter more.

    • Thank you so much Whitney!
      Yeah, I’m glad now that they were there too. It was a lot of work though. LOL

      I hope it is a romantic wedding for all of those who lost the vote.
      Even though it is a big formal wedding, I hope it’s still romantic. 🙂

      I plan to do a wedding album and more pictures of the other kids with the reception chapter.

      It means a lot to me that you still love the story, Whitney! You encouraged me to keep writing it.

      Thank you for continuing to read Alssa! 🙂

  5. Aww I can not wait for the wedding!
    I see more of Bronson in Sharlee now she’s older. Especially in her eyes.
    I know I say it all the time but Noah and Sharlee are so sweet together, they make an adorable couple:)
    Great chapter:)

    • The wedding chapter is posted now. Don’t feel like you have to rush to read it. 🙂

      Sharlee definitely has Bronson’s eyes. Diedra has those big green eyes too. I’ll have to look at his parents and see which of them gave them to him. I think Sharlee got the best of Bronson and Alissa. 😀

      Aren’t they the sweetest couple! 🙂

      Thanks Clairey! 🙂

  6. I’m very happy to see Dale manned up and apologized for his ugly behavior. I love all the family moments in your story. They make it all the more realistic. Sharlee will make a beautiful bride regardless of the dress. And she looks so much like her mother.

    • He did need to apologize! What he said to Noah and Sharlee was totally inappropriate.

      Thanks Val! I really try to make it realistic sometimes.

      Yeah, Cara and Sharlee are Alissa’s clones.

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

  7. Oh god is David gonna be another Alex? I guess he seems nicer but who knows he could go crazy too. I love the wedding dress btw.

  8. Well, phew!! I at first thought it’d be Alex and Dale all over again, but looks like David is a bigger man than Alex was. I wish him all the best and hope he finds happiness elsewhere!

  9. I looked at the comments and the ones with David all of them are against him.YOU PEOPLE !!! HE APOLOGIZED FROM THE BOTTOM OF HIS HEART!!! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED! SHARLEE NEVER SAW HIM AGAIN AFTER HE LEFT FOR COLLEGE!!! YOU -censored- !!!

    • I’d say that she’d be in her late thirties. I really don’t have a set age, because the sims don’t age gradually. It’s hard to show a slow age progression because of the game limitations. So, I usually think of them as age groups. Alissa and Dale are middle-aged and they will still be middle-aged when they become grandparents. 😉

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