>> Friday, November 14, 2008
Present playing day
"To the 'Prince'!" Everyone raised their glasses to Green in salute. The term "Prince" made him blush. It had started out as a joke on the ship. The Legacy household was compared to a castle, and Ann was the Queen. Everyone had great fun pretending to be peasants and calling Ann "Her Majesty."
Behind everyone, his beautiful bride smiled at him as she sipped from her glass. She had also mercilessly teased that she was marrying a Prince, and that once they were married, and Ann moved out, they would be the King and Queen. She loved to joke about it while he squirmed at the idea. He really hated being heir, and secretly, he wished Water were heir instead.
Richard, Jr., the Mayor, never one to be without attention, tapped his glass to quiet everyone for his toast. "Four phases ago, we crashed upon the rocky shore. Now here we stand together for this joyous occasion." As Richard began talking of the various projects and the hopes for the city, Green tuned out. It was just like Richard to use a public event to plug his various projects to drum up support. "And so, to the newlyweds!"
Green was getting a little tipsy. He kept an arm around his bride who solidly stood next to him. Everyone had seemed about done until his mother, Ann, picked up the tray that held the bottle and poured herself a glass then passed the bottle around so everyone could fill their glasses and those of their neighbors once more.
Ann turned towards Green with her glass raised. "Here's to all our wishes coming true. You have a truly beautiful and cunning bride. Her daughter will only be more so. To the future!"
Green was slightly tipsy, but the words she had chosen seemed off to him. He wasn't quite sure why or what was wrong with her speech. She had always made it clear she wanted lots of grandchildren. But his older brother, Water, already had one child, little Maddy. Why was she in such a rush?
After Ann's toast, the party began to wind down. Sims that had come to the top of the hill just to take part in the wedding were slowly heading home. Eventually, Ann sent the two newlyweds off with the promise that she would see everyone out.
Green wasted no time taking his lovely bride upstairs to his bed.