Hi, here we are at the Shikibu's for the last chapter fo the second rotation. Woo, that went fast.
Cleo just had to make Rodney happy and sleep with him on their date, didn't she? Well, now she's knocked up again.
But she's a deft mother, so I'm hoping for no complications.
And nurturing. Nyaw.
She tells Rodney that she's expecting again.
And she bumps to prove it.
Rodney needs some time to process this. He already has two daughters. He heads out to one of the community lots and runs into the Emperor.
He and Lady Ramaswami and Mrs. Merchapt Patel have a sit. I really should put up tables and chairs. Mustn't keep forgetting!
Oh crap! He's struck by lightning! Run home! Rodney!
He dies. He freaking dies!
Leaving Cleo with two girls to raise and another baby on the way. Wonderful. Happy birthday, Michiru.
Cleo's taking it like a champ though. Man, she's one cool cat. Cool under pressure. She's a single mother now.
But she takes it in stride.
The Wan's come to give the unfortunate peasant their condolences.
And after some comforting hugs-
And the requisite bowing before her Lord and Lady-
Cleo goes into labor. Such class.
A girl! Welcome Gen Shikibu. Pronounced with the g like in Games and Gun and Gratitude. Not like the G in Geronimo or Generations or Gestation. So it's like Gun but Gen. HAVE I MADE MSYELF CLEAR ENOUGH!?
Oh my God. Another baby. A boy. He's named Genma. Same G and Gen. That's right, folks! Four of the eight families in this neighborhood now have twins! So many twins! Neither Cleo or Rodney were family sims! GaaaaahhhhH! And Cleo's a single mother with two infant babies! Gaahhhhhh!
Life sucks for peasants.
Despite this, Cleo is a good hostess to the nobles family.
Rodney is a little upset he wasn't alive to see his son born.
Michiru is doing excellently in school.
She runs into the prince.
But they do not see eye to eye, so the child is sent on his way.
Happy Birthday, Nagisa!
Anyway, this family doesn't have any lighting whatsoever, so the pictures will always be dark. Also their house colors are dark. so.. yeah. I should have picked better. Oh well. Rodney begins scaring his children.
Poor Nagisa was terrorized by her father all night and almost misses the school bus in the morning.
Michiru fares no better.
Happy Birthday, Gen. You bet your bacon I hired a nanny. Cleo needs to work.
But she comes home in time to see her only heir, Genma, age up.
Michiru and Nagisa are oblivious the the toils of their mother.
Nagisa demands that she be taught how to do homework.
Michiru helps out and teaches Gen how to sing lullabies.
And Nagisa teaches Genma.
And they both spend lots of time together.
Cleo teaches the toddlers the basics.
Despite her dearly departed trying to kill her and send their children to the social worker!
Needless to say they children spend a lot of time to themselves. Mommy needs to sleep sometime.
And it takes a few days for the twins to learn all their basics.
The week is finally over! Oh man. That's the end of the second rotation! Thanks for reading!