2.14 – The nightmare before adulthood Pt.1

Chapter tune: Sia – I’m in here

A/N: Hello! πŸ™‚ Again, I’m so sorry that I’m so late to post this, but in my defense, this chapter begins at about 20 years earlier than the events taking place in Gen2, so it needed a proper setup first – meaning spending hours in CAS and in build/buy mode πŸ˜₯ But it’s finally ready, and hopefully part 2 won’t take as long! Oh, and sorry about the extremely bad punny title, I had no idea how to name this chapter, lol! 😁 Oh and beware: This chapter contains abuse themes, swearing (of course) and visible blood. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Thank you for reading! πŸ˜€ ❀

Sofia Carlton was one of the luckiest girls in Twinbrook. Hell, maybe even in the whole world.

After her loaded, overaged, adoptive parents finally croaked – before she even hit the age of 20 years old -, their massive fortune was hers at last.

Not that it would have made any difference if they were still alive. Sofia never had any obligation – or desire – to work a day in her life anyway, not even to learn the ropes of managing her family’s business: hotels, in almost every corner of the world.

No, what Sofia truly wanted to do was to party, and party hard. Party from the moment the sun went up till the moment she would be passed out in front of her luxurious pool or, even better, waking up with one or more strange dudes she held no memory of.

Sofia loved being the center of attention and the yellow press loved hating her. Every other day the magazines would feature articles and photos of her unfortunate fashion choices, her battle against eating disorders and her numerous romantic escapades.

Her constant hangovers, paired with the fact that she was very frequently missing her period due to her weight, didn’t help to figure out that one of her careless erotic encounters left her with a little present. When she finally realized that she was pregnant, it was too late to do anything about it. And so, her daughter Skye was born – a name that came to her after being so high that all she was able to see was in fact, the sky.

Sofia didn’t know what to do with a child. She didn’t even like children, but giving it up was the type of scandal even she was terrified of facing. Another idea was to ship the child over to her dad but the problem was, she had no idea who the dad was.

The solution finally came by the name of Tanya Korbel, a former supermodel who had abandoned her thriving career to become a children’s caretaker until her elder years.

Tanya was the best thing that could ever happen to Skye. She was kind and giving, taught Skye how to walk and talk, and gave her a sense of stability and a motherly kind of love that her actual mother could never give.

Tanya was the best thing to happen to Sofia too. With her taking care of Skye full time, Sofia was able to keep on partying and spending her family’s money, until naturally, there was no more money left. The hotel business was taken over for scraps by the rest of the board members, so Sofia would only live on what was left in the bank accounts from now on.

The only way for her to keep up her wealthy lifestyle was to slowly start selling her expensive furniture and artwork – but there was no way the pink painted mansion or her custom-made pink sports car would be on the market anytime soon.

Looking at it from the outside, one could never figure out that the people living inside were, in fact, broke. Tanya only stayed because she had grown to love little baby Skye so much, that her heart couldn’t bare to leave her with her indifferent and childish mother.

The mansion’s lush appearance eventually attracted the attention of a local criminal, named Sinbad Rotter.

He spent days planning schemes to rob the wealthy looking house, until he noticed the attractive single mother who owned it. Then he came up with a far better plan. Why settle for stolen breadcrumbs, if there was a chance he could seduce her and get a taste of her entire fortune instead?

It wasn’t that difficult for women to get enticed by – or despite – his harsh and scruffy appearance. He had a way with the ladies when he wanted it, even though he predicted that this one would be a bigger challenge than the rest of the women he had managed to charm until then.

A prediction that could not be further away from the truth, as Sofia was immediatelly enchanted by him. He was so different than any other man she had known. From the moment they met, she needed to see him everyday, to get in bed with him everyday. The parties and scandals suddenly stopped and in her life there was no room for anyone else; just him.

One day, Skye was outside playing with Tanya, when her mother approached them with Sinbad.

“Skye” she said “I’d like you to meet your new father, Sinbad. We’re getting married this weekend. Say hello”

“You seem bad like your name. I don’t like you!” Skye exclaimed instead.

“Skye. Carlton. What did you just say? Apologize this instant!”

“Well, at least your kid’s got moxie, I’ll give her that.” Sinbad grumbled through his teeth, trying his best not to come off as angry or bitter.

“She’s a little brat. I am so embarassed, please don’t pay any attention to her” Sofia looked at him with pleading puppy eyes.

Sinbad felt certain then. Nothing would stop him from getting married to the hot loaded lady standing next to him, not even her kid.

After some time of living the high life, the bills had begun to pile up and he discovered the ugly truth. Despite the shiny exterior, his wife was poor. She had been poor all along, and he had been embarassingly tricked.

He never truly loved or cared for her, but at that time, he started to actually resent her. Not that he was willing to abandon his life of crime, as it was something he still received great pleasure from, but to be tricked into marriage over nothing? This was something he could not accept.

The nights found him wasted and sleeping around. After a while, Sofia – in a desperate attempt to draw his attention towards her again – started leaving the house all dolled up and returning in the morning, just like him. He usually didn’t seem to give a crap, but one of those nights – unfortunately for her – Sofia got what she wished for.

“Where do you think you’re going?” he hissed at her, glaring towards her expensive looking outfit.

“Out. Don’t wait up for me, I’ll be late” she tried to sound indifferent, but couldn’t completely hide her thrill of finally being noticed, mixed with a bit of fear.

“Out, huh? Where did you find those slutty clothes? They’re looking too expensive for a cheap whore like you” he growled.

“You’re a savage. I’m leaving” she said, while trying to make her way towards the door.

But Sinbad was not willing to be ignored. He grabbed her arms so tight, Sofia could feel them bruising instantly. “You bitch! You’re not going anywhere until I say so!”

Sofia tried to fight back, but there was no way of overpowering him, even at this drunken state he was in.

Skye heard her mom yelling and rushed downstairs, trying to comfort her. Sofia mumbled in a state of shock that she loved him, while sobbing and shaking.

After a while, Skye had managed to calm her mom down. “Don’t worry kid” Sofia told her “It’s gonna get better. We’ll leave him someday, we just gotta stick together. You’re a good kid, you really are”

Of course it wouldn’t get better for a long time, but those were the only moments Sofia actually aknowledged her daughter’s presence in the house, and showed her just a tiny glimpse of affection. Skye held on to her mom’s promise.

Sinbad’s bursts of anger were becoming more and more frequent. One of those nights he tried to hit Skye too, after her attempt to protect her mom from his hands. Tanya begged him to leave the poor child alone.

“Who do you think you are? You think you’re so important just because my useless wife doesn’t know how to take care of a stupid kid? You know what, we don’t need to feed your pathetic ass too, you’re fired! Get outta here!”

“Mommy no!!” Skye cried “Mommy please, don’t let him do that! Tanya! Mommy!!”

But Sofia just kept staring towards the abyss, not daring to say a word.

“Don’t worry my child” Tanya said while giving her beloved Skye a hug before she left “I won’t let him hurt you. I’ll get help first thing in the morning, and then I’ll be here with you again. I love you my child”

“I love you too Tanya, please come home quickly!” Skye sobbed devastated.

Even though she cried until there were no more tears left that night, Skye felt hopeful that all this would soon be over. That this nightmare would finally go away and things would be back to the way they were.

But her wish would never come true. Tanya left her last breath that night, apparently at home, in her sleep. The local authorities did not find it necessary to conduct any further investigations, since Tanya was apparently too old for her death to be considered suspicious. It was the first time Skye felt her heart breaking to pieces. Although it wouldn’t be the last.

The years passed and Skye had finally reached her teen years. She wasn’t a cheerful child, and whenever she found herself at home (which was not often), she spent her time locked in her room painting and listening to music.

She had discovered that she was getting so sucked in while painting, that she could block out all the yelling and cursing that echoed through the large empty living room.

Throughout the years, she noticed that Sinbad was being nicer to her, while at the same time became more and more indifferent towards her mother.

“Look at you all grown up” he told her one day while staring at her boobs “I bet you’re gonna start wearing bras soon”. Those inappropriate remarks were lately made almost everyday, and the only reaction they got were fiery and hateful glances from Sofia towards her daughter.

Not that Sofia was still in love with her husband, that was a sentiment she had abandoned long ago. But she resented Skye’s youth and beauty while she knew she had wasted hers. As a result, she resented her daughter, the new improved version of herself.

Sofia was feeling stuck into that miserable life of hers. Until she wasn’t. It was a matter of time until Lady Luck would help her once again, and that help came in the form of a wealthy old man who, from the moment he first saw Sofia, became quite infatuated with her. It was not long before he proposed that she should live with him.

Sofia would never pass that opportunity up. Skye would forever remember that crisp autumn afternoon her mother would abandon her house, husband and daughter forever, without looking back. She would forever remember the day her mother would break the only promise she ever made to her. But it still surprised her how little emotion she felt seeing her mother’s figure become more and more distant, until she forever disappeared from her life.

When she got downstairs, Sinbad was sitting alone in the living room’s only armchair.

“Your whore of a mother left and is not coming back. I guess she got sick of us both” he muttered.

“Don’t tell me you’re sad about it” Skye replied bravely.

“I couldn’t care less about that dirt, she had gotten old and wrinkled anyway. He paused for a while, while staring at Skye’s face. “So, kid” he said just when she was about to exit the house “I guess it’s just you and me from now on.”

PS: Phew, so much drama in this chapter! I’m sorry about that! The truth is, I’ve never experienced any kind of abuse at home, so I just went with whatever I’ve read and researched plus my gut… if I wrote anything unrealistic or offensive please forgive me! And please let me know so I can fix it! Thank you again for reading! ❀

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  1. Yes, you’re back!
    I’m starting to understand Skye better now (“a name that came to her after being so high that all she was able to see was in fact, the sky” – the only, in fact, funny thing about this chapter). What a messed up situation she found herself to be in. And Tanya… it really got to me when Tanya died. Not her! I felt my heart breaking in a million pieces and all the pieces reaching out to the poor child.
    So that’s how he became her step-father. Uh, I really wonder who Skye’s real father is.
    Seems like Jesse has fallen in love with a girl who carries a heavy baggage. I wonder how he will deal with it once he finds out, which he, for sure, will soon.
    BTW, I could never guess the identity of Skye’s mother. I don’t know that many townies in Twinbrook, though!
    I wanted to mention how much I appreciated your use of poses here during the “abuse” situation. They were really fitting.
    What worries me is that Sinbad may want to continue the abuse on Skye… in a sexual way, which his comments may suggest. I’d hate to see it, though, so I hope that’s not the case, although it might as well be.

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    1. Yes!! To tell you the truth, I wrote this chapter the past few days, it was so time consuming to setup the environment and sims this time, I don’t know why! Maybe I’ve loaded my game with too much cc, lol!
      Tanya 😒 I was devastated too, but it had to be done. Skye had to have a reason for being relatively well adjusted, but she couldn’t be saved so soon..! So Tanya had to go ☹
      Hmmm, maybe Jesse won’t find out everything yet (part of the reason why I wrote this in 3rd person)!
      I was feeling – still am – very self concious about writing those abuse scenes, so thank you for saying this!
      I wish I could tell you that this is not the case, but unfortunately I can’t 😒
      Thank you so much for your kind words! ❀

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  2. Oh god… what a horrible situation for Skye to grow up in. The blame is on both of the ‘parents’ -Sofia making the stupidest choices and leaving her daughter- but I feel a special hate towards Sinbad. He’s disgusting and deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his life, I hope in present day he will get caught soon.
    It seems Tanya was the only good person in Skye’s life, and it was so sad when she died, especially before she could get help.
    I’m really scared of what Sinbad is going to next. His comments make me sick. I seriously hope that Skye will be able to get out before something terribly bad happens.
    I hated reading what happened in this chapter but it was a great one nevertheless!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really hated how I was feeling while writing it too, but I had to! 😦
      Sofia is so stupid, but I agree – Sinbad deserves to rot in hell for the rest of his life for everything he’s done!
      I’m so sorry in advance about the rest of Skye’s backstory – it will definitely not be pleasant to read πŸ™ More bad things are about to happen 😒
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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  3. Yay! Don’t worry about the delay, flashback chapters do take forever, but everything came out so nicely~ (I love Skye’s room btw!)
    Wow, Skye had such a sad upbringing, I agree with Jowita in that the only light moment this chapter was the origin of her name XD
    Ha, Sinbad got what he deserved, trying to seduce an older lady for her money only to find out she has none… And Skye’s mother is another level of heartless to leave her child behind like that without so much as a second glance. I wonder what she’s up to nowadays…
    It was heartbreaking that Skye’s only hope of salvation, Tanya, passed away in the night like that πŸ˜₯ </3 I can see now how she turned out alright despite the lack of good role models around her.
    I'm excited to see more of her backstory, but I also have a feeling that from the tone Sinbad's been using and the rather inappropriate comments he's been making that things will only get darker from here… I wonder how Jesse will react when he hears all of this.
    Great chapter πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Lol, Skye’s room was in fact the most easy to make – I just threw in a couple of my grungiest cc and voila! 😁 The thing that took forever were the outfits – I still don’t know why I even bother so much, lmao!
      Skye’s mom will probably make her appearance much later on πŸ˜‰
      Let’s hope that Sinbad will soon get what he truly deserves!
      Poor Tanya 😒 Things would be different if she hadn’t died!
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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  4. I think when Jesse learns about what happened to Skye, he’ll love her even more since even though she had such a difficult upbringing, she didn’t turn out like her parents and stayed strong.
    Ugh, her parents make me sick! Especially Sinbad. Sin and bad are both in his name, so you can already tell he will only bring suffering when he stepped into the house. He’s so cruel, and he doesn’t even leave after he realises they don’t have much money, but instead, stays and abuses Skye and Sophia! However, Sophia is a really bad person too…
    The only person who brought happiness to Skye’s life was Tanya, and she died before she could get help, which is very suspicious…
    I hope Skye does have a happy moment in her childhood, other than Tanya, but sadly I don’t think she will 😒

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    1. Hmmm you’re so right about that! But will he find out everything soon? Or will Skye carry on hiding?
      Yes, Sinbad is disgusting. I actually felt sick to my stomach while writing this, because I had to follow up on my initial idea… but it wasn’t pleasant and I was constantly like “why did I have to put her through this”!
      Tanya passing like this is very suspicious indeed! 😑
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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    1. I know, I was feeling so awful when I wrote this..! I know I have to stick to my original idea (or little details here and there in previous chapters won’t make sense), but I wish I’d thought of something less cruel 😦 It’s gonna get worse though 😒
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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    1. Poor Skye, she is so well adjusted despite of everything that happened to her… Tanya had very much to do with this, she’s her angel indeed!
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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  5. Oh wow, poor Skye 😦 I knew her past was bad, but not this bad. I don’t think you wrote this in an offensive way at all – I think mostly the problem with writing this kind of thing is when the writer blames the victim or downplays the severity of the abuse – you’ve done neither. It’s really sad that Skye lost the only positive influence in her life and as far as I’m concerned both Sophia and Sinbad can go jump in a pit and stay there 😑
    Anyway, I understand why this was hard to stage and write – you did great, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happened later in Skye’s life. And I’m looking forward to seeing how Jesse reacts to this once he knows.

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    1. 😦 The truth is, I had her story in my head all this time, but I never expected that I would feel so awful when writing this chapter… but now I have to be strong and stick to it!
      Thank you so much for saying this! I know it’s a very sensitive issue 😦
      Sofia and Sinbad deserve the worst, you’re right!
      Jesse might not find out everything yet… but he’ll definitely learn a part of it!
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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  6. Poor Skye, what a terrible childhood.
    Don’t worry about the abuse situation. I know that it is a hard situation to talk about and to write about, but you handled it is a very mature way. It was very well written (so be proud of yourself).
    The way that Sinbad is talking about Skye seriously creeps me out. I literally got the chills reading that. I know that this chapter’s song is TBD, but I hope for Skye’s sake, the next song will be Aerosmith’s “Janie’s got a gun”.

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    1. Thank you so much! This chapter wasn’t easy to write, especially since I love Skye so much! πŸ˜₯ ❀ But I had to stick to my original idea..!
      Sinbad is digusting, you're so right about that! Lol, I loved the song you chose for the next chapter – but I can't comment any further! Hopefully next chapter won't take as long to be ready!
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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  7. If Sofia was drinking and using drugs during pregnancy then would Skye have been affected by that (aren’t some babies born addicted to drugs/with various medical problems?) but I’m not 100% clear on that without doing research. Skye was just lucky πŸ˜‰ As I have never suffered abuse either (thankfully!) I don’t think it was offensive – in fact I think you did a good job of starkly presenting this family’s life to us – though I am very worried about where part two is going to go D: Is Sinbad going to take advantage of her? I may skip the chapter if that’s the case so would appreciate a head’s up! ❀

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    1. Hmmm, I think you’re right about this! But it would over-complicate things I guess, so even if I thought about it (which I admit, I didn’t!), I would probably not include it in the story anyway.
      I’ll be frank, you might want to skip the next chapter! 😦 It’s not going to be violent, but still – not pleasant πŸ˜₯
      Thank you for your kind words and comment! ❀

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  8. Wow, Sinbad has the intention of marrying someone for money and when he finds out they don’t actually have much, he feels betrayed. What an a-hole! I know that wasn’t the worst thing he did this chapter, it was just something that I think shows his character.

    Skye is now in the worst situation she could be, and what Sinbad has been saying to her is really worrying!

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    1. He’s a dirtbag for sure! And he’s sneaky because he messes with people less than his size – if you remember, Jared had beaten him to a pulp and then he returned with two other guys 😑
      Poor Skye, she found herself trapped, you’re right! Things will be so much more difficult for her now πŸ˜₯
      Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ˜€

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