Round 6 – Bonus chapter: Fresh blood

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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. 🙂 */

 

 

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Rosie’s Emails – 3

Dear Donnie,

Sooooo my new job… Not so hot I must admit. I made my own webpScreenshot_31age Rosie’s investigations (feel free to check it out) and the offers started coming in. I bought a trench coat and a hat, trying to get into it for real you know but most of the offers I get are well… Questionably legal to put it mildly (don’t tell on me to officer Sara :P), I mostly gather intel that is used to blackmail people, which means a lot of online stalking, rummaging trough trashcans and intercepting people’s mail. Not cool.

But every once in a while a good one comes my way, my last case I helped a small time local politician, Jeffrey Cook (you probably never heard of him) discover a local business woman is into some criminal activities, I hope this would be put to good use and I believe it will, I do like this Jeffrey Cook, I’ll be voting for him that’s for sure!

That’s about it from the glorious life or Rosie Calinte, PI! Stay tuned 😛

Love

Rosie Caliente, Private investigator

http://www.rosiesinvestigations.sims


 

Dear sis!

Glad you listened to Lil’ Bling but we aren’t close anymore, life here moves fast, people don’t stay close, it’s kinda sad but it is how it is…

How is everything little one? When are you getting up here? You know city life is more then big boring buildings 😛 I have even learned fishing here, true, you don’t really catch edible fish in this murky water but it’s fun! Sara would love that I’m a fisherman now 😛 (fisher woman ???). I work hard at the gym, my weight is still going up and down, you are so lucky to have mum’s skinny build! I have even taken up jogging. I love my little midnight runs. This city is so pretty at night!

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People have noticed me running and gave me some deodorant to endorse, crazy huh? That’s being famous in Bridgeport, well semi-famous as a daughter of a renowned music composer but it’s something. A girl actually took my picture on the street the other day! I don’t really mind the exposure if it makes my business grow. Pass my love on to mum and Bran.

Love

Rosie Caliente, Private investigator

http://www.rosiesinvestigations.sims

/*That’s it for Rosie this round, I hope you enjoyed her stories and let me know if you want to see more of her adventures in Bridgeport, also if you want me to keep this format or switch to regular story mode. */

Caliente – Round 6.3: Back to school

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(Previous post: Where it went wrong, Characters page: People of Sunset Valley)

When it was time to go back to school Bran had mixed feeling about the whole ordeal. In one hand he was glad he would see get to see Nan every day again. He was hoping that would force them to talk again and talking might help repair things between them. In the other hand he dreaded seeing everyone else again. He still remembered the bad rep his best friend Kerry got after he was seen flirting with a girl that wasn’t his girlfriend at his party. And what Bran did at the dance was much, much worse…

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Rosie’s Emails – 2

Dear Sara,

I’m so glad you replied. I am very anxious to get things back like they were between us. I really wish you would come and visit me, you can take Jared, or aunt Dina, or both! We could go out, there are amazing clubs here (or so I hear, haven’t tried it myself but I will if you get here, I miss my best friend). I’m glad you here you have a new job, you a policewoman? And Summer’s son in school? I wish I was there to see it!

As for me… Thinks with Big never got on the right foot I guess, we are more friends now than anything else but it’s fine. My therapist says it’s good I didn’t rush into a new relationship. I did met a new guy.Screenshot_2.. We met online, his name is Wayne Bumble. He is also new to Bridgeport, and he wants to be rich and famous, right now as a chef, but he says it so himself, his plans are pretty flexible. 

We haven’t met for real yet but I hope we will soon, his profile picture is so cute, I would really want to take him skinny dipping! 😉

That’s it for now, the job search is still on, something will turn up I’m sure, I don’t worry about it too much. Write to me again, when crime takes a break or whatever.

Love Rosie


Dear mum,

I would like to start this email by saying how sorry I am. For all I made you go trough. what I tried to do was selfish and stupid. I see it now more than ever. I’m so sorry.Screenshot_3

I told you about my friend Lola? You must have heard of her, she is that pop singer, maybe she sang one or two of your songs, I don’t remember. Anyways, she had a son, little Jupiter, I met him, he was a cute kid. I say was because a few weeks ago Big came to my apartment and told me the boy had died, it was some fishing accident, he fell and drowned, or something like that. I never asked for details. It is sad enough as it is. I watch my friend Lola and she is devastated. For the first time I can see what I did to you and it brakes my heart.

I hope you are doing better, all of you. Pass my love to Latricia and Branden, tell them not to worry, I’ll write to them as well.

Love Rosie


 

Dear Latricia and Branden,

Hi guys, how are you doing? How’s school? Tell me everything, I promise not to tell mum! 😛

I got a new job! I finally fScreenshot_4igured what I want to do. Say hi to your sister: Rosie Caliente, PI. I know you are shocked, but come on, being a private investigator is such an interesting job, and I can do pretty much of it from the comfort of my own home, with my computer, and I don’t mean anything illegal like hacking and stuff, must people share all the details of their lives online, sacrificing their privacy for likes and such. 

So what do you think? All the time I spend on my laptop is finally going to pay off I say!

Write as soon as you can!

P.S 

I have attached a simtube link for a song by a friend of mine, Lil Bling. He is your age and is really talented so listen to him and tell your friends!

Love Rosie

 

 

 

 

Caliente – Round 6.2 : Where it went wrong

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(Previous post: An empty chair, Characters page: People of Sunset Valley)

“Flowers, really Bran? That’s suppose to fix this?” Nan asked sharply. Her tone was cold and there wasn’t a trace of amusement in her light green eyes.

“It’s a start.” Bran said and smiled. He hoped his girlfriend would smile back. But she didn’t, of course she didn’t.

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Rosie’s Emails – 1

Dear Mum, Latricia and Bran,

I never thought I would struggle so much for words when writing to you guys but believe me I am. Before everything I want you to know that I am fine,  I have arrived to Bridgeport, found a nice apartment and started seeing that therapist that my old one recommended. I’m seeing her three times a week now and it helps me, a lot. She says I’m not ready to reconnect with the past just yet so I can’t invite you too visit but she encourages contact so here is me… Contacting you… 

My flat is not so big but I have a nice big terrace up here, with a view and everything. Tricia would hate it, I can just tell but I love it! The big buildings, the bustle, the noise, the commotion, everything! Here is a picture of my view, in case you don’t believe me.

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I hope you are all doing well, I miss you, I really do! Please tell me everything, write, call whatever.

Love Rosie


Dear Sara,

I really hope you won’t delete this email the moment you see it’s from me… I screwed up, I know that, I know I hurt you and many others. You have no idea how hard it is, and was for me, but I’m trying to make it right, to get my life together. I could never make it up to you but I’m trying… I hope you’ll see that and still be a part of my new life, that is how I see this, as if I have truly died and been given a second chance to start over.

If you have read on let me tell you about my life in the majestic city of Bridgeport! I love it here! It’s all I ever dreamed living in a big city would be like, and then some. I kid you not! The downside is it does get a little lonely here and you know me, stuck me in front of a tv or a loptop and I’m never getting off the chair. So I joined a gym, the same one I went that one time when I was here with mum, remember where I met Lola Belle, well I started going there hoping I would ran into her and she would remember me (I did, and OMG she did!!! but more on that later :P),

And one day I’m going in and this guy whistles as I walk by, really whistles and I’m the only girl there! Crazy right? Well I turn around and he asks for my number and I gave it to him, I was like what the hell, how often do I turn heads, right?

Two days later he calls, he asks me out to this art gallery opening. Luckily I bought a new sweater that very day so I don’t have to worry about what to wear! (Picture attached). Well I go out with him, his name is Big, Big Hartley (I see I had not written that before). He lives with (get this): Tom Wordy! (you gotta love Bridgeport, and besides I kinda met him too but that’s another date), anyways he is an ex bounceScreenshot_2r trying to get into professional boxing (an athlete again, I know, I’m talking this trough with my therapist). And we are at this gallery, it’s all fancy, and he is being very suggestive about how he wants this night to end but I play it cool, I talk about art (thanks Sara, I wouldn’t know half of that stuff if it wasn’t for you), name drop Cocoa Brown, he never heard of her but I can see he is impressed, and we end the night at this diner just chatting away till sunrise… The diner’s on this cliff it’s pretty cool, I imagined us kind of watching the sunrise together, a bit of romance but I guess Big just isn’t that kind a guy so we just say goodbye and that was our first date.

As for the second one, well it wasn’t a date per se, he was in the “hood” and he called, asked if I was “up for a walk” and we did walk around the city, just talking and stuff, he bought me some food from a food truck (those are seriously a thing in Bridgeport and the food is… interesting is the right word), and there we ran into his roomie, Tom Wardy and he kind of introduced us, it was cool.Screenshot_3

What else? Oh right! Lola! Well like I said I ran into her in the gym, she didn’t remember me at first but we chatted, I said I was Nina Caliente’s daughter and that rang a bell, she even introduced me to Jupiter, her son. (There is a link to a picture of us from some website, she is THAT cool even in a gym).

That’s it for me… I’m really doing better. I hope you can forgive me and we can move past my suicide attempt. There I said it… Write back please! I want to hear about your life. Did you and Jared set a date? How’s your art? When am I going to see your stuff in a gallery?

Love Rosie


Dear Donovan,

I didn’t forget you, I’m so glad you wrote to me. I’m glad you are doing well, both you and Hazel, send my love to him. What’s new in my life? 

I told you about Lola (that’s right first name basis, suck it Alto)? We saw each other at the gym, talked a bit there, and then the other day, I’m sitting home, minding my own business, watching the news when I hear the intercom and it’s Lola! I buzz her in, she stopped by for a drink and we hang out. Me and Lola Belle. Seriously. (I know you don’t believe me, so here goes, from my sneaky web cam)

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Yeah that’s about it… I upped my ranking on online chess but I doubt that tops this. FREAKING LOLA BELLE AT MY APARTMENT!

I’m still looking for a job, I know no one knows better than you that nothing beats working at a spa (:P) but it’s time for a change, my therapist agrees and we’ll see. I’m glad we are keeping in touch! Please write again!

Love Rosie

Caliente – Round 6.1: An empty chair

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(Characters page: People of Sunset Valley)

Summer was nearing its end, the nights were no longer warm and there were more cloudy days and sudden rain showers. But in the largest room of Sunset Valley’s only theater it was rather hot. The room was filling up with people making Branden squirm in his chair nervously as he felt sweat dropping out of all his pores.

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“Do you need to use the bathroom? If so hurry up, they have almost started.” His sister Latricia said turning to him concerned.

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