Soon after Camilla’s birthday, our beloved Castor dropped by to check out his new siblings and to catch up with everyone else.
He, himself, had some exciting news to share as well.
It’s true! The very first Rossini grandchild was born last night. And the first one was immediately followed by the second one – yes, Annabeth gave birth to twins!
First was a girl named Isis (It’s fun that the game chose a mythological name for the first grandchild of my legacy, isn’t it?) and a baby boy named Ross. I can’t wait to visit them.
Naturally, everyone wanted to hear more about the babies. But Castor wanted to know what’s new in his old home. He noticed Melia’s depressed face and wanted to help.
“It’s nothing, Castor, don’t worry about me, I’m fine,” she said and she walked away.
Castor knows his sister a little too well to believe her, but he knew she would tell him if she wanted to.
Melia decided to play some chess, far away from her noisy family, but she couldn’t focus.
Melia was feeling very ashamed of her feelings, because let’s face it – sibling rivalry is only acceptable, when you are like four years old. A (almost) grown up woman shouldn’t worry about such things.
But she did worry and when she realized how busy Castor will be in the next few months, she decided to talk to him.
She felt so bad about saying those awful things.
“I think Mom and Dad shouldn’t have had more children, you know. I was happier without them. I know it’s terrible.”
But to Melia’s big surprise, Castor laughed: “Don’t torture yourself with guilt for feeling like this. It’s normal.”
Melia remembered those days when they were so young and smiled. She felt a little better that Castor understood it and didn’t judge her, but still…
“I guess you’re right,” she nodded thanfully.
“Of course I am,” he lauged, “I am a Genius, remember?”
And speaking of growin up, it was Evander’s turn to jump out of the bassinet.
He’s gloomy and his aspiration is Artistic Prodigy (Again! He’s forth Rossini child to have it! Unbelievable!)
But look at him! Earrings! Bracelets! Jeans with a paint on them! He already looks like a proper artist!
And first thing he did? He ignored the delicious meal Melia prepared for dinner and he rather had some delicious yoghurt! So young and already so aware of family customs.
And while Evander was getting used to being a child, Devi was saying goodbye to her childhood years. With one day left, she knew she would never complete another aspiration and so she focused on talking about teddy bears and candy. And on telling jokes, of course.
Devi: “Damon, do you know why a blonde stares really hard on a carton of orange juice?”
Damon (while reading a romance novel): “Nope, no idea.”
Her humour is so advanced now, she’s telling all the jokes with a poker face.
Devi really made the most of her childhood. Not only she completed her aspiration, she also did something much more important – had a wonderful time with her family.
And it’s all that matters. At least in this legacy.