Hello everyone, and welcome to the Patel's. Apparently all the households are going through this glitch where I can't enter the lot until I move out the household and then move them back in again. So it's tax season here on the Silk Road. All personal items are being confiscated and the state is issuing the families simoleons of the stuff's worth.
As if the Patel's didn't have enough on their plates. Ana had taken an enormous first step into keeping her life together after a rather scandalous debacle with one of the noble families.
Things at the house have been a little awkward since then. Ana doesn't feel as social. With very little options for social outlets she turns to a wolf.
And envies her son's resilience.
As he begins a new friendship with one of the royal twins, Tetsuo.
Veni's future looks brighter everyday.
Ramir, on the other hand, has many obstacles to overcome. The brief encounter with Xiao Sying was barely physical. But it was enough to embarress him in the eyes of the Wan Family and cause a serious rift between him and his wife.
Her discomfort in sharing a bed with him was apparent, even if she didn't say anything.
In fact that silence had become the norm between the couple. Ramir knew he'd have start making an effort, and prove he was still worthy of Ana's love.
Their son was growing up. Soon he would be leading a life of his own. Independent of his parent's lives.
And he was beginning to learn that Ana would be able to do rather well if things between them stayed sour.
Ana was also dealing to embarrassment in regards to the Wans, but she was facing them head on.
Having open and honest discussions with Patricia eased whatever tensions there might have been.
Ana and her family are still loyal subjects to the Empire and the powerful house of the Wans. It would pain her lose them as friends.
Patricia assures Ana that her fears are unwarranted. She and Kevin are quite fond of the Patels, and equally embarrassed over the behavior of their eldest daughter.
Bolstered by Patricia's words, Ana slowly begins socializing again, venturing out into the community lots and resuming her work with the other families of the empire.
However, back home, things are still awkward with her husband.
Taking a queue from Ana, Ramir tries to address the issues head on. He tells her he isn't giving up on what they have together. He's not giving up on their family. And he intends to prove his commitment to her.
Ana says that she isn't expecting any grand gestures from him. He just made a mistake and it harmed his family. It's going to take a while to recover from that kind of betrayal.
But with the lines of communication open once more, they begin to spend more time together.
Ana still keeps the house together.
And Ramir tops his career, becoming a business tycoon. This to him is a huge sign of his commitment to his family.
But Ana is little impressed with Ramir's achievements and continues with her daily going's-on.
Introducing her son to eligable and beautiful women around town.
Veni doesn't hit it off with Meadow Pederson or Michelle Tse.
He does, however, run into the crown princess, Setsuna. A lucky event for any merchant boy.
I don't think I've gotten to this, but Veni is a Family Sim like his mother. Her gentle strength has really influenced his development and he hopes to one day live up to her legacy.
After the hollow victory of topping his career, Ramir goes into a weird sort of mourning for his life. He and Ana aren't split up yet, but Ramir can sense it coming. His grief takes the form of this painting.
The fortunes he's emassed means nothing if he can't have her by his side.
This is what grabs Ana's attention.
The painting and what it stands for conveys a tenderness underneath the business man Ramir often portrays himself. A glimpse inside his soul.
And Ana is comforted to know that the man she married still loves her. She can be warm with him once again.
Woops, that's too warm. Alright, guys, I'm so sorry. I don't know how this lot got to be so dramatical, it was never my intention. Apparently, they needed to work things out. I think the drama is over, though.
On a brighter note, Ana unearthed a Pirate's Chest. Hope you enjoyed reading, even if it was super unintentionally serious and deep! Sorry again!