Just realized that the first gen 4 baby isn’t that far off in the Kirk legacy :O whoa. This legacy is a little over 2 yeArs old, and I’ll finally be hitting Gen 4 hahaha. We have 6 to go.
Anddd finalllyyyyy after a 3 month hiatus and taking all day long, I finished it!
Its kinda long, but well worth it. Plus, I did shorten it up haha.
Diary Entry #24:
So we made the arrangements and booked our flights. We tried to book one as soon as possible, but it was another two weeks before we would descend for Simchina. I was both excited and unsure about what would happen. I definitely wasn’t scared yet. I wasn’t sure if I should be scared from the beginning or not. I figured it was better to stay calm for as long as I can. So far so good. I just hope that we find some answers and methods to help these people. When we landed, our jeep ride from the airport was so quiet. It was quiet, but with serenity. I forgot how breathtaking the view was. Nature here was so calming. It made me forget about all of the political dilemma’s stirring up.
Diary Entry #23:
I called An today. I had to talk to him about everything that’s been going on. I mean, Christ its been a month of no word and no action. I’m not a patient woman, and let’s just say I’m done waiting. I’m doing something whether anyone likes it or not. An needs to hear me out, and hear my thoughts on this. I may have been a scared little girl when he explained things to me, but I have my mind made up now. I am going there. If I need to join the fight, I will. Those people can’t fight it alone.
"You wanted to talk Ash-" he started
"First off, let me just talk and get what I need to say. I am going to help those people who need us. I don’t care if the university said no, and I don’t care if you agree or not. Its not fair that we just sit by and watch without acting. While we sit here comfortably in our own homes and fear nothing, they have to fear even leaving their damn house! I won’t stand for that." I cut in
"Uh…um, I don’t know what to say Ashlynn. I’ll uh…"
"I’m not done An. Now, I don’t know if you’re going to help me by coming with, but you will tell me everything I need to know and want to know. I know I may sound like a bitch right now, but I need to say what’s on my mind. Plus, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this. I didn’t just think of this overnight."
"Are you finished?" his lips slowly turned into a grin
"Um, yeah. Yes. I am. " I sighed
"Well, I’ve been doing some research fro us, err and for you mainly. There is a way we can go. We just go as regular people. No one sponsoring us. Just me and you as travelers."
Diary Entry #22:
Sorry I haven’t really wrote for few weeks. Guess the news An broke really shook me, and brought me down. Lately, I’ve just been moping around the house and helping my parents out. Lately, I’ve noticed how they’ve really started to age, and show their age. Its amazing how its happening before my eyes and I haven’t noticed until now. Mom’s hair has started to grey, so she’s been dying it. She’s determined to stay young as long as she can. Dad on the other hand, he’s embracing aging. He still acts like a lovesick teenager when he’s around mom. They’re more love than Leon and Sofia are I think haha. They definitely emulate something I hope you have.
My parents have kinda forgot about me actually living here, and have been living their lives too. My mom is head chef the bistro in town and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Dad is still on the force, and has started to get back on doing more on-hands jobs. He’s not as scared anymore. Then there’s me. Doing nothing. I hate it so much. I need to be doing something out here, not here. I feel so trapped in this house. There’s nothing for me to do here. All I could do was be on the computer all day. Lately, I’ve been researching what’s been going on Chinese new sites and attempting to translate what’s been going on. Doing my research needless to say. Things were worse like An feared. So many unnecessary deaths. It was heartbreaking to see the images and read the heart wrenching words. These people are desperate for help, and are pleading for their lives. I can’t stand around and just watch these horrible crimes happen.
My generation two babies are old now :’( Joshua and Nadine are elders and grandparents to a beautiful granddaughter, Angeline.
Oh, and since they’re a little more contemporary, they’re avoiding looking old by all means lol. Well, Josh’s hair is that weird, yellow-gray color some blondes get when they age (that will be me lol). Nadine has been dying her hair.
Either way, they’re a cute elder couple :)
Moment of truth……
An of course helped me write the email. My emotions can cloud my word judgment and make me sound incredibly stupid. I was glad to have him here. Actually, I’m glad we could become friends and remain friends. I can only imagine how much of a third wheel he felt like when it was all three of us. That was completely unfair to him. But, I do remember something quite fondly from that trip. Towards the end of our journey, when he mentioned the rising tension among the different cultures in the region. Not much coverage has been done by our media yet, so I don’t know much about the current situation. Sadly, only people really listen and care until it becomes too late. I wanted to ask An since I’m sure he’s kept up with it daily. I could only hope I wasn’t crossing any lines.
"An, remember when you mentioned the rising tensions among the people of the differing cultures throughout the region?"
"Hmm? Oh yes. I do remember. Why do you ask?"
"Well, curiosity may have killed the cat, but just how bad is it over there? I drew back, afraid to know the actual truth
"Ahh well you know you don’t have to worry about that right?" he fake smiled
"An. Please. I know you’ve been keeping up with it, I can see it on your face. Just like me, you aren’t a good liar. This concerns me. Not only as an citizen of this world, but if I’m going to be granted to travel there, I need to know the situation and be on guard."
"You’re right, I am not a good liar. I have been keeping up with the Chinese news because I’m worried about my parents and family members. So far, it hasn’t reached anything to be too hostile. But, I’m afraid to say that I think things could change quickly."
"What is going on there that could bring about such change?" I frowned again
"Sadly, its the conflicting cultures as I mentioned before. But, that’s only scratching the surface. The problem is, the surrounding regions are rich and booming with industry and population growth. The region we went to, is in the center of those regions and the weakest link if you will. The pressure is being applied for them to go from a traditional farming community to an industrious economy. And as you mentioned before, that would bring devastation to the families. Their only knowledge is on how to use the lay of the land. So now what’s happening is, that there are politicians and wealthy business moguls form the other reasons invading the current region. They’re devising plans to change the economy drastically. As for as I know is that they’ve won over the current government governing with the promise of wealth and prosperity so big changes are underway." he rendered
"What? Are you serious. They can’t do that."
Can we talk about how cute he is? haha
Thank you again simnights for him. I greatly appreciated it.
Another mini update before the big update on the simself legacy :)
This is the first child of generation four, Leon’s daughter Angeline :) I stand corrected, she has her mom’s Sofia’s yellow-blonde hair, and her dad’s dark blue eyes. She has her dad’s facial structure.
The second picture, of my simself’s son (Gen 2 heir) Josh with his first grandchild, its definitely bittersweet. Can definitely tell my simself’s dark blue eyes will last a long time in this family haha. Yay for my genes! :)
Hard to believe my baby Josh is an elder and grandpa already haha. Also, family tree is updated now.