Splash of Color With Cherry Blossom

Ollo everyone! It’s been nearly two years since the end of the story, and I am here to announce that the conversion from Blog to Book has begun! Yes that’s right! Splash of Color with Cherry Blossom is now available for you to buy and own! I’ve been working tirelessly on bringing Cherry Blossom to life and I truly hope you enjoy this installment as much as the last! I am currently working on Apricot’s story as well so hopefully you will hear from me again some day! ♥ Thank you again for all your support and encouragement to take this story one step further! I love you all!

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Gen 11- Chapter 1: Rosaline Rouge

“MOOOOOOM!!! She did it again!” Taffeta’s voice erupted from the bathroom door into the hallway. I was on my way to the kitchen at the time, and received the call on full blast.With a smirk I walked to the bathroom door and leaned my head against it, “Potty problems?”

“You’re so mean Rosie!”

It seemed the cling wrap on the toilet claimed the wrong victim and Taffeta was none too pleased. I couldn’t help but chuckle.

“Don’t laugh at me! MOOOOOOM!”

“Mom’s not here,” I said trying to turn the door handle. “Let me in.”

“No,” she spat.

“Please.”

“You’re just going to do something else.”

“I promise I won’t.”

Reluctantly Taffeta unlocked the door and let me inside. She had already cleaned herself up, but her face was still mangled into an angry scowl. “What?” she snarled.

“I’m sorry.” I said with a laugh. “It wasn’t meant for you.”

“Yeah well guess what. I peed all over myself.”

“Oh it’s not that bad.”

“You’re such a jerk!”

To an extent she was right, I was huge jerk most of the time. It was just hilarious to watch people squirm, but in all honesty I had set the trap for my older sister.

“It was just a little joke,” I explained to my fuming sibling.

“Well I can tell a joke too,” she said pulling her phone from her pocket.

“Don’t call mom.”

Too late. Tearing through the hallway, Taffeta ran to her room, hitting her speed dial as she went.

Barreling down the hallway we went. Me yelling, “Don’t call her!” while Taffeta ran for her life, waiting for my mother to pick up. She ended up making it to her room before I could get to her and left me standing outside banging on the door. Those little legs move fast!

Barreling down the hallway we went. Me yelling, “Don’t call her!” while Taffeta ran for her life, waiting for my mother to pick up. She ended up making it to her room before I could get to her and left me standing outside banging on the door. Those little legs move fast!

"Taffeta, let me in," I pleaded through the door."No!" she called back."Just hang up the phone, I’m sorry."Silence.Holding my ear to the door, I listened through to the other side, “Hi can I speak to Mrs. Chiffon please? This is her daughter.”Oh sugar balls. I banged on the door again, “Come on now, this isn’t funny! I said I was sorry!”"You’re gonna be sorry! Mommy? Mommy, Rosaline-"I didn’t even stay to hear the rest, but it was easily translatable. I was in a sugar load of trouble.

“Taffeta, let me in,” I pleaded through the door.

“No!” she called back.

“Just hang up the phone, I’m sorry.”

Silence.

Holding my ear to the door, I listened through to the other side, “Hi can I speak to Mrs. Chiffon please? This is her daughter.”

Oh sugar balls. I banged on the door again, “Come on now, this isn’t funny! I said I was sorry!”

“You’re gonna be sorry! Mommy? Mommy, Rosaline-“

I didn’t even stay to hear the rest, but it was easily translatable. I was in a sugar load of trouble.

When you get in trouble as much as I do, you learn how to gauge it. The longer it takes for “the talk” the more trouble you’re in. My mother mentioned nothing upon entering the house, this worried me, but it wasn’t until I realized she was waiting for my dad to get home that I really started to sweat. The dreaded duel talk. The ultimate of ultimate talks. Now you might be thinking this is a bit of overkill for a little cling wrap on the toilet and for most teens it probably would be. I wasn’t your typical teen and it wasn’t just the cling wrap, in fact I was officially on my third strike of the week. I knew it was a stupid idea, but I went on and did it anyways.They set me on the couch and stood over me, glaring down with those disapproving looks I had grown all too accustomed to. My mother shook her head, “Oh Rosaline, what are we going to do with you?”

Distracted by a late night jogger on the beach I shrugged, continuing to look out the window.

“You really hurt your sisters feelings,” my dad interjected gruffly.

“I told her I was sorry.”

“Couldn’t you just not put the cling wrap on the bowl instead?”

“I guess.”

“You guess?” my father said with a sigh.

“I don’t know what you want me to say!?”

“We want you to say you’ll stop harassing your sisters.”

I winced, “But it’s fun.”

“Not for them it isn’t. Now I swear to the great berry above if you prank your sisters one more time I will send your butt off to your grandmothers for the rest of your life.”

“Yeah, I highly doubt she would live that long.”

Suddenly my father’s face turned a funny shade of pink and I swear his stare could have burned a whole right through the couch, “Go to your room,” he said with controlled calm. “Now…”

As instructed I went to my room, making sure to stomp the whole way. Plopping down on the bed I let out a loud groan. Tapioca watched me from his favorite rock and I flashed him a smirk, “Mental note Tapi. No more project cling.” He blinked a few times in obvious reply before continuing on with turtle things.”Long day?” came a voice from the door.I looked up to my sister leaning against the frame, “Nothing I can’t handle.”

“What’d you do this time?” she asked, walking close to the bed.

“Why do you assume I did something?”

“Because I know you.”

“I’m unappreciated.”

Bobbin shook her head, taking a seat beside me, “It’s hard to appreciate terror.” she teased.

“It’s not that bad.”

“I spent an entire year of my life afraid to eat cereal because you told me there were spiders eggs in it,”

“That was pretty good,” I grinned.

Bobbin’s expression changed from playful to serious in less than a blink, “You gotta let up on the fam Rosie. It’s exhausting.”

“I can’t help myself.”

“I know you can’t, but you gotta try. Can’t you at least try?” Rarely did my sister ask me for anything so earnestly. She really meant it, this was serious.

With a heavy sigh, I could see all my future prank plans flying out the window, “I’ll try.”

3 Nights later…"Are you sure this is a good idea?" Onny tugged nervously at my arm drawing us back from the road, "I mean, you just got over being grounded didn’t you?"Looking to the white house guarded by trees I nodded resolutely, “You know what those Laces are like. That stuffy old man is trying everything he can to ruin our school.”"Yeah, I know, but will this really help?" she asked shaking a brown paper bag, careful enough not to break the eggs contained within."Someone has got to stand up for the students rights!" I snapped."It hasn’t even been passed yet, and more than likely it won’t.""Doesn’t matter, it’s the principle of the thing. If the Lace bill passes they’ll start implementing restrictions on all school functions. You and I couldn’t even go to prom as friends, let alone anything else. Not that we would… it’s -it’s the principle of the thing!""You already said that and I get it, I do, but egging the dudes house isn’t going to change anything.""It’ll make me feel better.""This really upsets you doesn’t it?""Of course it does! They want to take away students rights! Everyone should be upset!"Onny stopped to weigh the consequences, then after a long pause and a pouty face from me, let out a deep sigh, “Alright, I’m with you.”

3 Nights later…

“Are you sure this is a good idea?” Onny tugged nervously at my arm drawing us back from the road, “I mean, you just got over being grounded didn’t you?”

Looking to the white house guarded by trees I nodded resolutely, “You know what those Laces are like. That stuffy old man is trying everything he can to ruin our school.”

“Yeah, I know, but will this really help?” she asked shaking a brown paper bag, careful enough not to break the eggs contained within.

“Someone has got to stand up for the students rights!” I snapped.

“It hasn’t even been passed yet, and more than likely it won’t.”

“Doesn’t matter, it’s the principle of the thing. If the Lace bill passes they’ll start implementing restrictions on all school functions. You and I couldn’t even go to prom as friends, let alone anything else. Not that we would… it’s -it’s the principle of the thing!”

“You already said that and I get it, I do, but egging the dudes house isn’t going to change anything.”

“It’ll make me feel better.”

“This really upsets you doesn’t it?”

“Of course it does! They want to take away students rights! Everyone should be upset!”

Onny stopped to weigh the consequences, then after a long pause and a pouty face from me, let out a deep sigh, “Alright, I’m with you.”

It was easy getting through the fence, a little too easy actually, but I was so angry and determined that I chose to disregard all the warning signs. Leading us both to the front of the house we prepared for our eggy assault.

One by one we went through the two dozen in our cartons and it felt great. With every smack made against those perfect white walls I felt the anger draining. Onny was right, the whole issue did upset me greatly. It wasn’t just a student issue, this was personal. I’d known for a while now that I was into girls, my sister knew and I’m pretty sure mom and dad did too, but Onny, I’d never gotten around to telling her, and it wasn’t that I was embarrassed or ashamed really,  just seemed like a non issue, well… it was a none issue.

Oh but all good things must come to an end, especially when the house you are egging has motion alarms under every porch light. Yeah, I didn’t count for that at all. Probably should have, a huge berry hole like that would need all the protection he could get.The cartons were empty and we were on our way back to the road when a police car pulled up silently lights a blazin. “I knew it!” Onny cried. “I knew this would happen!”Two patrolmen stepped from the car, walking quickly toward us. We could have made a run for it, but my house was just over the fence, we wouldn’t have gotten very far."Hello girls," said the officer. "You do realize there is a curfew in affect for the greater Starburst Shores area?""Yes," I said."So… what are we doing out here?" he asked shining a flashlight at the paper bag in Onny’s trembling hands. "Little late for grocery shopping. You weren’t by chance egging this house were you?""Nope," I answered calmly."Mr. Lace says other wise. In fact he identified you both just a few minutes ago."Double sugar balls."I need you both to get in the car please. We’ll save you the embarrassment of cuffing, as long as you come quietly. Onny was frozen, thoughts of her parents disappointed reaction flashing through the eyes of her terrified expression. With a defeated nod I nudged her to the car, "We’re comin."

Oh but all good things must come to an end, especially when the house you are egging has motion alarms under every porch light. Yeah, I didn’t count for that at all. Probably should have, a huge berry hole like that would need all the protection he could get.

The cartons were empty and we were on our way back to the road when a police car pulled up silently lights a blazin. “I knew it!” Onny cried. “I knew this would happen!”

Two patrolmen stepped from the car, walking quickly toward us. We could have made a run for it, but my house was just over the fence, we wouldn’t have gotten very far.

“Hello girls,” said the officer. “You do realize there is a curfew in affect for the greater Starburst Shores area?”

“Yes,” I said.

“So… what are we doing out here?” he asked shining a flashlight at the paper bag in Onny’s trembling hands. “Little late for grocery shopping. You weren’t by chance egging this house were you?”

“Nope,” I answered calmly.

“Mr. Lace says other wise. In fact he identified you both just a few minutes ago.”

Double sugar balls.

“I need you both to get in the car please. We’ll save you the embarrassment of cuffing, as long as you come quietly. Onny was frozen, thoughts of her parents disappointed reaction flashing through the eyes of her terrified expression. With a defeated nod I nudged her to the car, “We’re comin.”

Our next confrontation wasn’t quite as civilized as the last. There were no calm voices, only angry shrieks and long tirades in french that I maybe understood half of. My parents were fit to be tied and their angry outburst managed to wake Bobbin, so she too was in hall for our big showdown.

“This is absolutely unacceptable!” my father shouted. My mother continued on in her native tongue; something about in all her years she never would have eaten something so… yeah, I’ll be straight with you, my french is terrible.

“I can’t believe this,” my father started again. “What in berry’s name were you thinking Rosaline!?”

“He deserved it and more,” I snarled. “He’s trying to ruin the school!”

“So you egg his house?”

“He’s trying to strip us of our rights! Take away our freedoms that every berry should have! This is an important issue.”

“I understand this is important to you-“

“It’s not just important! It’s going take rights from me too! Dad, I’m gay!”

My father pinched the bridge of his nose in frustration, “And you are also a Chiffon,” he said calmly. “And Chiffons don’t go around defacing other peoples property, no matter the reason. You want to make a change? A real change, you need fight the law! Go to college! Educate yourself, that’s the way to do something about it!”

My hands fell to my side, “Well maybe I will.”

“Good and in the meantime stop tormenting your sisters and stop defacing our neighbors homes!” With that, he turned and headed back for bed. “This is the last time we have this discussion,” he called back over his shoulder. “Is that understood!”

I failed to answer as my mothers narrowed her eyes, but I could feel deep down, it was understood. I could feel the fight within me shifting. He was right, acting out wasn’t going to get anything accomplished, I had to go above and beyond all that.

With a shake of her head, Bobbin threw an arm over my shoulder walking us back to our room, “You never learn do you?”

She was right, I never did learn. It was always the same, but things were about to change, now I had a new goal, something to strive for. Next step of my plan, get my berry butt into college.

Berry Note: Short chapters I know but hey at least its happening right!😄 I really love you guys and wow still hanging in after our huge hiatus. All the love you guys.  All the love!

Gen 11- Prologue: Rosaline Rouge

OMB guys this is happening! Here we goooooo!!!

Chiffon. That’s a familiar surname isn’t it? A long generational line of sickeningly sweet love stories and lessons on friendship and nobility. It sounds well and good, but I can tell you it’s a lot to live up to. What if my story sucks? What if I mess up and that perfect love story I’m meant to experience, instead careens of the road engulfed in fiery flames of failure? At this point, I don’t see any other outcome. All the guys in my school are just yuck and honestly I find no interest in love at all. Why I was “chosen” over my sister who is already primed for the position, I’ll never understand.It’s a lot of pressure, you know.A lot of pressure.

Chiffon.

That’s a familiar surname isn’t it? A long generational line of sickeningly sweet love stories and lessons on friendship and nobility. It sounds well and good, but I can tell you it’s a lot to live up to. What if my story sucks? What if I mess up and that perfect love story I’m meant to experience, instead careens of the road engulfed in fiery flames of failure? At this point, I don’t see any other outcome. All the guys in my school are just yuck and honestly I find no interest in love at all. Why I was “chosen” over my sister who is already primed for the position, I’ll never understand.

It’s a lot of pressure, you know.

A lot of pressure.

That’s her there. Pretty right? Bobbin Blush, my twin sister, who greedily took all the looks. She takes after our mother with those blues eyes, heart shaped face, and perfect teeth…. bleh… seriously I could go on, but I won’t because I already sound like a huge whiner. She and I are as different as night and day, let’s put it like that, but that’s not to say I don’t love her dearly, because I do. I just don’t see how I got saddled with the job over her. I’ve tried to hand over the reins once or twice, but to my dismay, my folks are adamant about the whole thing. So that is where we are, the fate of Chiffons rests on my unimpressed, extremely uninteresting shoulders.Yay…

That’s her there. Pretty right? Bobbin Blush, my twin sister, who greedily took all the looks. She takes after our mother with those blues eyes, heart shaped face, and perfect teeth…. bleh… seriously I could go on, but I won’t because I already sound like a huge whiner. She and I are as different as night and day, let’s put it like that, but that’s not to say I don’t love her dearly, because I do. I just don’t see how I got saddled with the job over her. 

I’ve tried to hand over the reins once or twice, but to my dismay, my folks are adamant about the whole thing. So that is where we are, the fate of Chiffons rests on my unimpressed, extremely uninteresting shoulders.

Yay…

Of course we aren’t the only ones in the house. There are four kids total. Me, Bobbin, our older sister Eyelet and younger sister Taffeta and we make the place a madhouse most days. Well, usually that is my job, but sometimes we all get in on the fun.

Eyelet is the oldest of the four and I’ll be perfectly frank, she’s a few berries short of full basket, if you know what I mean. Talking to imaginary people, she sometimes spends whole evenings just conversating with herself. It’s kinda creepy, but all in all she’s a good kid.

Taffeta is our perfect little angel, who never does anything wrong. You never hear my parents crying out “Taffeta stop making all that noise, or Taffeta quit teasing your sister about poisoning her pancakes!” It’s always praise and adoration for this one. Can you blame them though, look at that face. Yeah I play the hard berry, but I do love my family a lot.

<br />I guess all that’s left is my folks, but of course most of you know them. A chance meeting in Chambury and they fell madly in love. He imported her back to the states and yadayadah you know what happened next. Another love story for the book of Chiffons.<br />Not much has changed since then, they are sill in love, I think. Dad works a lot so I don’t think they are as close as they’d like to be, but they try. Every once in a while I catch them stealing a kiss on the couch and even though it is vomit inducing, I find it quite comforting to see that love last can through the years.<br />

I guess all that’s left is my folks, but of course most of you know them. A chance meeting in Chambury and they fell madly in love. He imported her back to the states and yadayadah you know what happened next. Another love story for the book of Chiffons.

Not much has changed since then, they are sill in love, I think. Dad works a lot so I don’t think they are as close as they’d like to be, but they try. Every once in a while I catch them stealing a kiss on the couch and even though it is vomit inducing, I find it quite comforting to see that love last can through the years.

Oh I almost forgot the most important family member of all! This is Tapioca my turtle. I call him Tapi for short. He is my one true love. He never talks back and always listens so politely to my gripes.  He’d be the perfect berry being if it weren’t for his turtleness. Anyways, I guess that is a basic summary of our little household. Hope you will stick around and keep me company for a while. School is kinda hectic and it sure would be nice to have someone to vent to once in a while, other than poor Tapi here.I’m sure you will be hearing from me again soon!~ Rosaline Rouge Chiffon

Oh I almost forgot the most important family member of all! This is Tapioca my turtle. I call him Tapi for short. He is my one true love. He never talks back and always listens so politely to my gripes.  He’d be the perfect berry being if it weren’t for his turtleness. 

Anyways, I guess that is a basic summary of our little household. Hope you will stick around and keep me company for a while. School is kinda hectic and it sure would be nice to have someone to vent to once in a while, other than poor Tapi here.

I’m sure you will be hearing from me again soon!

~ Rosaline Rouge Chiffon

Tosca Update 4

And another while I’m at it…

The girls are really precious! Bobbin Blush above, Rosi below.

This was the start of my very short love affair with heart shaped contacts..

Wisty is at level 9 of her piano skill!

Twilight Bouquet~

Currently planning world domination.

these two are still very much in love. I wish I could say the same for Tosca and Tulipes…

My laptop doesn’t have fuzz so Dreamer looks a bit different.

Birthdays!!

Rosaline Rouge Chiffon~

Bobbin Blush Chiffon~

Some random shots!!

Twilight had her birthday!

I love this girl so much

Eye had her birthday as well!

And the last of the brood is on its way… ♥

Tosca Update 3

Sorry it’s been a while guys. I’ve just been all over the place. Here another little update!

Eyelet had her birthday!! :3

I also brought back Dreamer ♥ so he’s younger than he should be lol

Tuli’s pregnant again as well.

Dreamer still loves his Mamma.

They had twins! Bobbin Blush and Rosaline Rouge.

Eyelet and Thimble and Twilight who thinks it’s funny to tease her~

Bobbin Blush~

And before I could have the second birthday Tranquil died… u.u

RIP Mira

Poor Rosaline Rouge grew up right after. If she looks happy about everyone’s anguish… she is.

Gen 11 Heir Vote!

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You guys ready to vote?!??!

You guys are in the for the toughest vote is SOC history! lol 

Eyelet – Insane / Good / Unlucky / Virtuoso 

Bobbin – Brave / Loves the Outdoors / Never Nude / Artistc

Rosaline – Brave / Shy / Evil / Handy

Taffeta – Loner / Animal Lover / Clumsy / Klepto

Voting will go until Friday afternoon. Good luck!

Vote Here!

Tosca Update 2 ~Tilly edition

So I guess the first thing to tell  you is Twizzlerbrook croaked so I had to move everyone. Since Wisty and Tap had such a great time on their honeymoon there I decided to move the family to Starburst Shores.

So this is a bit of the house. You will see more and it gets some upgrades over time.

Everyone wants their time with Eyelet. It was pretty adorable how everyone just adored her!

Not too long after their move Tilly became pregnant.

And got super hormonal…

But Eye cheers her right up!

Twilight as usual was super cute.

Lots of family time… or at least they try to, but their yard is too small.

Sweet Couple moments.

Visits from the family.

Labor time for Tilly!

Cognac Chiffon~

More soon!!

Berry Sweet Sims Make a Splash at Comic-Con

Althea Quin and I headed down to San Diego last week for the convention and decided to cosplay as Lacey and Rose. Little did we know, that a couple of plumbobs nicely fashioned to a pair of headbands would be such a hit! We took pics upon pics and even did a small little interview with a website. I know some of you have seen this already, but just in case you have not. I am linking the vid below! It was far too fun! Berry Sweets unite!

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The Video!!!

Little Update 1~ Tosca and Tulipes Gen 10: Tosca

As promised a little update of the fam. I played them for a bit after the ending of the story and plan on playing them again. Couple of things. Tranquil had not actually passed in my actual game. It was for story telling purposes so yes, you will see her around. Now lets get on with a small update!! Not really a story. Mostly pics :3

First off I need to piont out that Mira was none to pleased with me killing her off lol…

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Yeah sorry about that dear.

Whatever at least I will get to be with my great great grandchildren.

That you will. That you will.

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Our happy couple settled right into home life. Neither caring that they were half naked around everyone else in the house.

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Comfortable sharing their affections around everyone…

Valencia seemed quite interested in it all.

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Oh yes, there is one little surprise you all didn’t know about. (Unless you follow me on tumblr)  Wisty and Tap had another baby!!

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Twilight Bouquet Chiffon

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Our Happy couple finally got engaged!

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Before too long we were celebrating Twi’s Birthday.

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Cutie Pie and half, wouldn’t you say?

Twi Spam!!!

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:3

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We had a couple Birthdays! Still they look adorable though.

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Bachelorette Party!!!

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Wisty felt a bit old and decided to go hang out with Eclipse. Ironically they then pillow fought in the kitchen… I see a small flaw in her thinking.

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After a small smelting accident (pets update) the infamous necklace has taken new form. That Lily decided to share with Tuli.

Wedding photos!!!

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During the reception, someone else was feeling a little romantic.

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She said yes, if you couldn’t tell.

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Little Twilight had another Birthday!

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And Tosco did not take the pregnancy announcement very well.

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Excitement was running high in the house over the new arrival.

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Pregnancy reactions, all the lades were totally chill lol!

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Eyelet Primrose Chiffon~

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Decided to have a little family reunion. Take some generational photos.

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and last but not least!!!!

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Little Eyelet… That is all I have as of now. Hope this was alright. Love you guys! Thanks for checking in!! :3