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Jemma & Sam Chapter 4
Published Jan 4, 2012


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lbolstridge

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This is the story of Jemma and Sam.

Info/Downloads:

- I downloaded the lovely mansion from thesimsresource.com. I modified the interior/exterior and added a barn. The link for the original can be found here: http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/1090093

- I downloaded Sam from the exchange, all I did was change his clothes. The original can be found here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4790800

- I made Jemma myself and she is available on the exchange here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4974148

- The whole Helmsley clan is available for download on my page on the exchange, however, I suggest downloading them individually as when I tried re-downloading them, Sam and Aldous both had problems/bugs

Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoy!

<3 Lauren

This is the story of Jemma and Sam.

Info/Downloads:

- I downloaded the lovely mansion from thesimsresource.com. I modified the interior/exterior and added a barn. The link for the original can be found here: http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/1090093

- I downloaded Sam from the exchange, all I did was change his clothes. The original can be found here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4790800

- I made Jemma myself and she is available on the exchange here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4974148

- The whole Helmsley clan is available for download on my page on the exchange, however, I suggest downloading them individually as when I tried re-downloading them, Sam and Aldous both had problems/bugs

Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoy!

<3 Lauren
A month and a half had passed since the night Sam followed Jemma to the beach. By this time, they had become good friends. Their occasional rides together became weekly occurrences, and soon became nightly outings. Of course, they had to sneak out, as Jemma was sure her father would disapprove.

Today Sam wanted to do something special. They had been all over Appaloosa Plains- Jemma had shown him her favorite places where she used to ride as a kid, and they had even explored some new areas together. But today he wanted to share with her a place very dear to his heart. It was a piece of him.

He searched the house and found Jemma playing the piano in the music room.
“I didn’t know you could play. That was wonderful,” Sam enthused.

“There are many things you don’t know about me…” she teased.

Sam grinned. “Come on, let’s go out. There’s something I want to show you.”
Her eyes were hesitant. “But my dad…” “Is at the center,” Sam interrupted. “He won’t be back until late tonight, I checked his schedule.” “Well you’ve thought of everything, haven’t you?” She smiled. “Alright, lemme change and I’ll be right out.” “So where are we going, mister?” The air was warm and a slight breeze tickled the backs of their necks.

“You’ll see…” He had that smirk on his face that she loved.
They rode for a while, joking and laughing as the sun set behind them. Jemma thought about how delightful the past month had been. It was the most fun she had had since she was a child. She was able to be herself around Sam. With him, she didn’t feel as though she had to live up to anyone’s expectations.

Sam looked back at her. “Race ya!” he yelled before breaking into a gallop.
“How am I supposed to beat you if I don’t know where we’re going?” she yelled to him.

“Exactly!” he hollered over his shoulder.

She smiled to herself, urging Samson to pick up the pace. The wind whipped her hair wildly and made her eyes tear. She could feel the familiar ache of her thighs and the snug way her boots fit into the stirrups. She wrapped the reigns tighter around her hands and pulled herself closer to the horse’s neck with determination. In that moment she felt invincible.
They arrived at a waterfall surrounded by large boulders that obstructed its view from the street.

“This is beautiful Sam,” Jemma breathed.

“It’s my little secret,” Sam said, gazing into the falls. “My sister and I used to swim here in the summer when we were kids.”
Jemma looked at him. “I didn’t know you had a sister,” she replied.

“I don’t like to talk about it that much…” he said quietly. “Come on I brought a picnic. Let’s eat, I’m starving.”
They ate in silence as the horses grazed nearby. The noise of the falls should have been soothing but it filled Jemma’s head with chaos. She knew all too well that something was wrong.

“Sam, did something happen to your sister?” she asked sincerely.

It was a while before Sam answered. He gathered their plates and packed the half-empty food containers back in the basket.
He fiddled with the frayed edge of the picnic blanket.

“She died,” he said with a lump in his throat. “She had cancer. She was 12.”

Jemma felt a pain in her chest. How could Sam have been walking around with this kind of weight without her knowing? She put a comforting hand on his knee.

“My dad left us after that. My mom started drinking. I haven’t spoken to her in years.”

Sam was always so cheerful, always brightening Jemma’s day. She had no idea he had had such a painful past.

“Sam, I’m so sorry…” She didn’t know what else to say.

He took her hand. “It’s okay. I’ve come to terms with a lot of it. I just like to focus on the present and improving my life now.”

Jemma couldn’t believe how positive Sam was. Unable to contain herself she scooped him into a hug.

“You’ve improved my life more than you’ll ever know,” she said, holding him tighter.
They held each other as the rushing of the falls washed away their sorrows. “We should get going,” Sam said, checking his watch.

“Thanks for showing me this place,” Jemma said with a smile as they headed home. She didn’t just mean the falls.

That night was magical. But magic doesn’t last for long.
“Good evening…” Aldous growled through gritted teeth. “I had an interesting evening. I left work early, excited to surprise my darling girl and I come home to an empty. house.”

Sam and Jemma stood paralyzed.
“What exactly do you think you’re doing?! Running off without telling me where you’re going, not even leaving a note? And with the likes of him?!” Aldous snarled.

Sam didn’t like the sound of that last comment…

“Daddy, we were just taking the horses out for a ride. We didn’t think you’d be back until later!” Jemma cried.

“I won’t stand for this, Jemma!”
“And YOU! Who do you think you are? You are low on the totem poll, boy! Don’t forget your place!” Aldous howled furiously.

“Daddy, he’s my friend! The only one I have!” Jemma pleaded, on the verge of tears.
“I don’t want to hear it. Both of you to your rooms now! I do not wish to speak of this any longer.”

“But Daddy…” Jemma whimpered.

“We will discuss this tomorrow. Goodnight!” He spun around and stomped away, leaving Jemma and Sam in silence in the foyer.

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#1spitzmagicJan 5, 2012

Congrats on the feature. Poor Jemma. That old crabby father of hers must still think she's a child. Can't wait for the next chapter. I sure hope Sam doesn't get fired\:eek\:

#2babygirl15526Jan 5, 2012

What a snob! what year does he think he is in? Poor Jemma. I couldn't imagine not having any friends at all. Congrats on another well deserved feature. Your stories are wonderful and one can tell you put a lot of effort into it. Can't wait for the next\:rah\:

#3urm0mVIPJan 5, 2012

Her Dad is mean

#4fabrizioammolloJan 7, 2012

Jemma needs to stand up for the chance of taking her own decisions about her life. \:rah\:

#5deliaroseJan 13, 2012

Poor Jemma!

#6MangioJan 17, 2012

Jemma has never had a friend....? \:eek\: What a mean father he is, does he think she's a puppet or something? \:\( Poor thing.. congrats on the feature, though \:rah\:

#7taxa08Jan 19, 2012

\:\)

#8maxi kingMar 22, 2012

I gess he thinks they both 12 years old,sending them to their rooms!

#9maja_dramertApr 9, 2012

cute and interesting\:wub\:

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