I decided not to make this an actual chapter, as we’ve seen soooo much of the Ralston-Kibo household already this round. All I really have left to say is who they picked!
But before I tell you who was picked, let me tell you, it was so hard to decide! The first thing I did was make a new save with all the girls. I created six households with Gavin and Akira clones. I did test babies with each girl and out of photos of over 200 potential offspring, I ranked the ladies based on potential cuteness of their kids. Very subjective I know… sorrynotsorry…
Then I threw all 6 ladies into a house with a new Gavin and Akira clone couple and let them go about their lives. Everyone got points based on who they befriended. The first one to befriend both Gavin and Akira got the most points, the last one to befriend both got the least points. There were bonus points given for befriending the other women in the house. This was objective because I just let the Sims create their own relationships.
I did give bonus points for a personal connection to surrogacy. It just made sense to me that the guys would highly value that in a potential surrogate.
Once I tallied up the points, the chosen surrogate won by a nice margin. The biggest factor in terms of points was how quickly she cozied up to both guys in a very platonic way in that house.
So, without further ado, the surrogate who will carry babies for Gavin Ralston and Akira Kibo is…
Wait, first, I gotta say this. About this surrogate. Gavin loved her. This was his smile when she spoke.
Akira loved her too! He was already imagining what their kids might look like when he spoke to her. After the interviews were over, and they reviewed the files, the guys both agreed on who they wanted. They told Laurel and Carmen the news. Five women were sent home with the information that they’d be notified soon “if they were chosen.” But one girl they asked to stay behind. They brought her back to the interview room the next day. Akira wanted to be the one to share the news with her.
Finally, without further delaying, the surrogate will be…
Jessie will continue in her main story while she’s my surrogate. You’ll get some extra views of her time with my guys in San Myshuno from her perspective, so I encourage everyone to read that story too!
In case you’re wondering, to make the surrogacy happen, I’m using MCCC to get her pregnant, no woohoo for the nooboos. Gavin will father the first pregnancy, then Akira. Let’s cross our fingers that Cristian and Kenya enjoy some time with their great-grandchildren before they leave this world.
Jessie will not be able to stick around the story after her surrogacy is complete, but one or two of the other candidates may stick around… we’ll see…
Also, one or more of the other candidates will have the surrogacy interview process from their point of view published on their blogs. Once those chapters post, I’ll link to them on the Sims 4 forum page for my story.
One more order of business before I let you go. I’m about to take a break y’all. July has been a very busy month for my family in Chicago, so I just need some time to reset. I want to get a few chapters ahead in my story. I also want to work a bit on my other story site. I’m doing a legacy, a vampire love story, a restaurant challenge, and maybe some others…
Plus, I’m super behind on everyone’s stories, and am looking forward to taking the time to catch up.
Lastly, I’m thinking I’m going to change one aspect of my stories: aging. It made sense at first to just leave aging on all the time and pick up each household’s story wherever they happened to be when I joined them. But so much has happened (and likely will happen in the future) that I feel less inclined to leave those gaps. I don’t always play each house for the same amount of Sim days, but that’s okay.
Starting now, whichever house goes last in a given Round will be the house where aging happens. So aging will be off while I play four families and everyone gets to age together while I’m in the last house. That should make birthday parties and births interesting, but hopefully it gives me more time with these characters I’ve grown to love.
What’s that you say? No… it’s not a ploy to get more time with Cristian and Kenya. That’s not what this is at all!