Chapter tune: Journey – Open arms
A year later:
“No… What are you doing man? Are you fucking insane?! My hair man, it’s fucking gone!”
“Relax bro, it’s not gone, just… trimmed. Well it was time you got a new haircut. Now for a nice clean shave…” Xander declared.
“Leave my face alone” Jared growled “Man, Rose is not even gonna recognize me.”
“Are you kidding me? I’m almost not recognizing you. What’s with the pink bowtie man?”
“It’s not pink! Rose said it’s salmon or whatever. You know what, fuck you man. If my girl wants pink, I’ll wear pink” Jared grinned. “So. How do I look?”
“Like a pretty princess”
“Remind me to beat you up right after the wedding. I don’t want my best man sporting a black eye” Jared said, but fortunately for Xander it was clear he was joking.
The wedding would take place at a venue a little far from the town center, with a breathtaking view of the sea.
It was a lovely day, matching this lovely event. The air was pleasantly warm, and while it had rained a couple of hours before, there was not a single cloud left in the sky. Everyone was gathered and waiting. Even miss Riddle traveled from Twinbrook to be present.
“Man, your brother’s girl is pretty late… do you think she changed her mind?” Xander asked Connor quite loudly a little after Jared arrived, much to Connor’s amusement. Jared on the other hand, suggested through his teeth that Xander should go fuck himself and just kept staring at the floor, while sweating bullets.
“Emma, since Rose has Jared and you have Connor, that means Xander is mine, right?”
“Girl, this isn’t a romantic comedy! The man’s here with his girlfriend, what do you think?”
“Doesn’t hurt to say hello though… Hey, handsome!”
“Hey ladies! Lookin’ good today Madison!” Xander turned his charming side on.
“I thought you’re here with Zelda?” Connor asked.
“Doesn’t hurt to keep my options open, right man?” he replied, while sending an air kiss the girls’ way “What do you want me to say? I have a thing for blondes!”
“The bride is coming, the bride is coming!” someone yelled, and everybody happily took their seats.
Rose entered the room smiling and accompanied by her proud father and the sound of the guests’ applause, but all Jared could hear at that moment was the rhythm of his frantically beating heart, and all he could see was her. Everything else had just become a blur.
“Wow, Rose… you’re so beautiful” Jared managed to whisper as soon as she made it to the end of the aisle. He was wondering what he ever did to get to be so lucky.
Philip gave Rose a kiss on the cheek and Jared a big hug before taking his seat. “Now we’re truly a family son” he told the groom, while trying to hold his tears.
The vows and rings were exchanged and everyone cheered. Who would have thought a day like this would come for Sunset Valley’s most notorious bachelor?
“I love you baby… I love you so much” Jared whispered to Rose right after the ceremony. She was so overwhelmed with happiness, that all she could do was nod.
A little later, the lovely couple left the stage, while the guests headed for the reception.
Shortly after, a slow romantic melody filled the air, signaling the arrival of the newlyweds who joined the room for their first dance.
Soon, everyone was dancing, socializing and having a good time.
“Nice haircut” Claire smirked at Jared as soon as she spotted him nearby.
“Thanks” Jared smirked back. “So, how do you like my wedding?”
“Well first of all, I’d never thought I’d hear you use the words my and wedding at the same sentence” she joked “But it’s wonderful kid. Congratulations.”
“So, Claire… are we ok? I mean, we haven’t really talked that much, except for when I come to pick up Emily and… I’d like us to be ok”
“Wow, that girl really changed you. Look at you, trying to make amends and whatnot” she smiled. “But yeah, we’re good. I’m sorry too for being impossible at times.”
“Yeah…. You were so pissed off all the time!”
“Hey, you’d be pissed off too if your boyfriend was a total jackass” Claire joked. “But yeah, I guess we just were a terrible match. …Well, congratulations again kid. I hope you know how lucky you are.”
“Oh, trust me. I know” he said while looking at Rose who was talking to her father – in a way, his father now too.
When Jared went to the buffet table to grab something to eat, Philip approached him.
“Congratulations again son” he smiled “I hope you’ll both be very happy together”
“Thanks” Jared replied “It means a lot to Rose to have you here you know… and to me. You’re a great guy.”
“I’d never be here on this day if it weren’t for you. I want you to know that I appreciate everything you’ve done for us son. You’ve been taking such good care of Rose… I know you’re very busy with the restaurant, but I wanted to tell you I’ve booked you plane tickets and a house at Champs Les Sims for a week right after the wedding. I can change the dates if it’s not convenient though.”
“Are you kidding me? Rose will be so psyched! The restaurant will run fine for a week. After all, Emma is more than capable of replacing me. Thank you so much Philip… or should I call you dad?”
“I’d be heartbroken if you didn’t” Philip said while hugging his new son-in-law.
Like always, the night’s darkness soon gave its place to the early morning sunrays. Before Rose and Jared headed home, they decided to cherish that special day with one last dance under the violet sky.
And now: Time for the wedding and honeymoon album (sorry for the picture spam!!) ❤💕:
(Random toddler pose which I’ve totally reposted before using different clothes 😁)
PS: I know this chapter might be a bit boring, but they deserved a perfect wedding! Well, a perfect staged wedding that is, because the real one was a carnage. I locked all guests in order for them to stay put in the ceremony room, the couple could not get married because the arch was misplaced, time passed, half of the guests started pissing themselves leaving puddles all over the floor while the rest of them were passing out from exhaustion, blocking the way to the standing ones who complained as they were stinking and could not go anywhere… massacre! Anyway, I solved all this by adding about 20 sims to the household and completely turning free will off. How liberal of me!! 😂 Anyway, more exciting things to come with generation 2, which will begin right after 1.30! 🎉🎉 Thank you for reading!! ❤