Round 6 – Bonus Chapter: A new opportunity

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Hazel had never seen this house before, it appeared to be new but he couldn’t really brag about knowing things around the town. It was pretty, in any case, it looked really modern, two floors, a patio and a balcony, a lot of glass. He walked up the porch to the glass doors inhaling deeply. He was a little nervous about the whole thing, but then again who wouldn’t be, it was Nina Caliente who called after all.

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Nina was a big name in the music industry, she was officially retired but during her career she had been a very famous movie music composer so she still wielded a fair amount of influence. It was Hazel’s dream to have his own music so well heard. He had been writing music since he was a teenager but as he grew older he found that the industry was more than that and he had to start from the bottom like everyone else. But today he hoped all this was about to change…

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Round 6 – Bonus chapter: Fresh blood

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(Previous post: Raid and recovery)

When Sara was finally back to work in full force after the shooting she also received a promotion. It didn’t really come as a surprise, the Sunset Valley Police Department was more understaffed than ever, her mentor Jesse had been killed and both his niece, lieutenant Gradle and Sara’s fiancé’s mum, Alyssa Prentiss had retired. And so now she was lieutenant Caliente.

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It was exciting to think that once, not so long ago, she was just a desk jockey down in the forensics department and now she was up here, in her own office… A strong knock on the door interrupted her running thoughts.

“Come in.” She said trying to sound authoritative and commanding. She even straightened a bit in her, not so comfortable desk chair. The door of her very own office opened and a familiar face and strong frame of the chief of the station’s forensics department, the country’s leading forensics specialist, Frédéric Jr. Hoves appeared-

Sara stood up quickly out of respect for the older man and remained standing until he sat himself in a chair opposite her desk. He didn’t waste any time looking around but focused his light green eyes on her before speaking.

“Morning lieutenant. Are you busy?” He asked. It felt odd hearing him use the title and Sara shifted nervously in her seat.

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“Not particularly.” Sara said honestly. Sunset Valley was void of crime in the most part, there was an occasional burglary,like the recent one in Phoibe Santoro’s house. It wasn’t the first time she was targeted, it probably had to do with her living alone in a big house all in glass, giving everyone a good look of her lavish belongings. At least now she had enough good sense to get an alarm like everyone else in town and the perpetrator was successfully apprehended.

Of course there were always speculations of a crime organization existing and operating out of their small town but weather those speculations were true or not remained to be proved, and after recent event there weren’t much people at the stations disposal to launch any official investigation into such matters.

“There are two new employees coming in on Monday.” Mr Hoves said leaning closer over Sara’s desk.

“Locals?” She asked and the man nodded.

” Fresh from the academy.” He added. “Both are very young, the girl graduated from college, she studied psychology I think. Vanessa Mayor.” He read from a piece of paper that he procured from his pocket. “The boy is a college dropout but he had graduated the academy the top of his class. Everyone there agrees he has what it takes. He is also the son of our State Representative, Mikhail Kerry’s his name. I’ll email you their files I just wanted you to know they’ll both be placed here, in your department.” Sara nodded. She did need new manpower and she had to hope those kids would fit in quickly because their new job was dangerous and unforgiving she thought remembering a flash of pain as a bullet struck her leg.

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“And how are you?” Sara felt awkward under a warm but observant gaze of the man in front of her. He reminded her so much of his uncle, Sara’s mentor who died the same day she got shot. She touched her leg absently.

“I am fine.” She said and smiled. “Keeping myself busy.”

“Good, I am glad to hear it. It is never easy loosing a partner, especially the way it happened to you… ” Sara’s smile disappeared as he remembered that forsaken warehouse.  Not a day went by that she didn’t think about it… “Well anyway, I have to go back to work, I won’t forget those files…” He added quickly probably noticing the change in her face. Sara nodded before walking him out.Lieutenant Caliente…. It still sounded so odd.

/* This short little chapter happens between Caliente (Dina) and Caliente-Frail story lines from last round. So when Mikha’il appears in Trying to get back to normal he is already a police employee, as Shannon Simsfan correctly guessed. 🙂 I planned to do this as a flashback next round but I think it will fit better here. Thanks for reading. 🙂 */

 

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award – 3

Another ray of sunshine for a cold and bleak winter. 🙂 This time it is from socallucyfan, author of Once Upon A Legacy. Once Upon A Legacy is a fairy-tale themed legacy with each generation being a separate fairy tale, the first one was Cinderella and the second one that is currently in progress is Sleeping Beauty. I enjoy both generations a lot, and I hope you will too, so visit it when you can.

I already have two of these, first from  Sylianna, author of The hunt for Freedom and A Ramble A Day and the second one from  Pink Gumdrops. There you can find my nominations, questions and answers to questions asked by Sylianna and Pink Gumdrops.

In this post I’ll only give a big thank you to socallucyfan, it means a lot to me you nominated my blog for this award. 🙂

So these are the questions and answers:

1.What or who inspired you to start writing SimLit?

I have always made up stories when playing sims, from my early days of playing sims1. Back then I was in elementary school I had made my whole class in the sims and played them all and then told my friends what happened, who had a child with who, who did what for a living, who was a star and who was a magician…. Then came Sims2 with actual passing of time and generations and it gave birth to many of my different stories I mostly kept to myself. Maybe I should have kept my Sims3 stories to myself as well but I decided to try and throw them out there, see if someone might like it.

2.Favorite Season?

Spring maybe, although where I live spring had in recent years became reduced to a few brief weeks.

3.What is your favorite Sims Expansion Pack, it can be from any of the Sims Games?

I really thought a lot about this one but I can’t single out a single expansion pack, there is or was something I like in every one of them. 🙂 I guess the one I miss the most in TS3 is Open for business, probably because I know we won’t have the ability to run a business the way we did in Sims2. 😦

4.What are you wearing right now?

Right now I am wearing a jeans and a long sleeved red shirt with white dots.

5.Least favorite word?

Can’t think of anything. In either English or my own language.

6.What is one place that you have never been, but would love to go?

There are many places I have never been but hope to go, it is very hard to single out anything really.

7.What is one aspect of The Sims that you would want to incorporate in to real life?

Skill building perhaps, that aspect is neat in the sims. Money cheats would also come in handy sometimes. 😛

8.If they made a movie of your life, what actor would play you?

I don’t think anyone’s going to be making movies of my life any time soon. 😀

9.Favorite movie/TV Show/book?

I like a lot of different things really, I could’t think of anything to single out… If I have to I would go for books and say: the Harry Potter books, ASOIAF books, the Witcher books, and almost everything from Stephen King.

10.If you had to describe yourself using only one word, what would that word be?

Optimistic.

11.If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

I guess it does.