Chapter Fifty-Two

Lucas and Mel settled quickly into their new life as husband and wife.

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Of course, not much had truly changed – financial information, insurance, all the legal stuff, of course. But their daily lives remained much the same as they always had been.

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But there was a feeling – one Lucas had never experienced before, and Mel had not felt in a long time. They were bound together – they belonged to each other. It was a feeling that made every moment they spent together just a little brighter.

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Their first couple years of married life were joyful, but not quite eventful for the Ainsworths.

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The same could not be said for their friends, however.

Sean and Faith’s fling at the wedding proved to be much more than that – They stayed together after that night, and announced their engagement less than a year later. The couple were married not long after Lucas and Mel’s second anniversary.

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Mel was surprised – Her brother had known Faith just as long as she had, and they’d never shown any interest in each other before… Not that she could tell, anyway. Melanie wasn’t quite sure what had changed, but she was overjoyed to see them both so happy.

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Several months after the wedding, Laura gave birth to another baby boy, Jonah.

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At first, Darcy was disappointed to have yet another baby brother – she’d been hoping desperately for a little sister. But, as she had with Elliot, she warmed up to him quickly.

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After Jonah’s birth, Sam and Laura decided together that three children was enough. But despite their decision, it was not long before another baby came into Lucas and his friends’ lives.

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After several happy years of marriage, Camryn and Noah finally decided they were ready for children. Their son, Zane, happened to be born on Lucas’ 30th birthday. In fact, the couple were at Lucas and Mel’s house for his party when poor Camryn went into labor.

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“Well,” Lucas had laughed as the party disbanded and his father whisked Cam and Noah off to the hospital, “At least I’ll never forget his birthday!”

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Lucas and Melanie were thrilled to watch Sam and Laura’s kids grow up, and to see Noah and Camryn’s family beginning to grow as well. But they could not help the painful waves of jealousy that came along with it.

Though they had not shared it with their friends, Mel and Lucas had been trying unsuccessfully for more than a year to have a child of their own.

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The stress and heartache had made their joyful and uneventful marriage, well… less joyful and uneventful. The stress quickly began getting to both of them.

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It was the first real challenge the couple had ever faced in their relationship – and it was not easy to cope with, at first.

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Eventually, they both went to the doctor, and had every test under the sun. But everything came back normal. When they continued to fail to conceive, however, they were still given the option to try some medical intervention.

It was not an easy decision to make, but after a lot of consideration, Lucas and Melanie agreed to begin treatments.

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But even then, every test continued to come back negative. Mel began to fear that maybe they simply weren’t meant to have children.

“We are, Mel.” Lucas promised her. “We’ve just gotta keep trying.”

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But part of him secretly wondered whether she might be right.

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Lucas tapped his foot nervously against the hardwood floor, glancing toward the bathroom door every few moments. Come on, Mel… He thought anxiously. Just come out here and tell me.

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His wife had received her fifth treatment just a few weeks ago – if they failed this time, the doctor had recommended just one more try before moving on to more drastic measures.

The sound of a door creaking open reached his ears, and Lucas practically leapt to his feet.  “Well…?” He asked nervously as she approached him.

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“Honey… I don’t know how to say this, but…” She began uncertainly.

Lucas held his breath, waiting. Please, not again. Please, not again. Please, not again.

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“We’re gonna be parents!”

“What?! Seriously?!”

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Yes!” Mel’s entire face lit up. “It worked… Oh my God, it finally worked…”

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Lucas wasn’t sure whether he wanted to laugh or cry. He pulled Mel close, smiling from ear to ear. I’m gonna be a dad… It felt almost too good to be true. Nearly two years of stress and heartache, and it had finally happened.

“This is amazing!”

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“I know…” Mel began crying tears of joy into her husband’s shoulder. “I love you so much.”

In just three days, it would be Melanie’s 36th birthday – exactly ten years since the night they had met. Lucas could hardly believe how far they’d come since then. It felt like everything they’d been through together over the past decade had been leading up to this moment.

Part of him was terrified, of course. But mostly, Lucas was just excited to be starting this new journey together.

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And he couldn’t wait to see where it would lead.

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34 Responses to Chapter Fifty-Two

  1. julyvee94 says:

    I’m so glad Mel eventually got pregnant! I hope her pregnancy goes well ^^

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I’m so excited to have the baby show up! 🙂 In my “draft/trial” playthrough, their child came out so attractive. I’m really hoping it’s still good looking this time around (I’m so shallow, wow!) 😛

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  2. O'jenn says:

    I think you did very well covering this topic, it is something that alot of people have to deal with. I am so happy that through it all they didn’t let it break apart their happy union. Team Mel is going to throw a baby shower in celebration!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thanks! I know people IRL who’ve struggled with stuff like this, so I tried to be as sensitive as possible. I am so excited for the baby to arrive! When I did my trial play-through of D2D, their child came out very attractive. I’m being super shallow and keeping my fingers crossed that the child will also be attractive this time around… TS4 genetics, don’t let me down! 😛

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  3. Jes2G says:

    Team Lucas is overjoyed and will join Team Mel at the baby shower. :-p

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      There are no plans for a baby shower chapter, BUT part of me is considering having one and inviting all the simselves again and screenshotting it just for fun… XD

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  4. ninjapigsims says:

    NOOBOO! 😀 😀 😀 *ninjapig rolls around in glee*

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  5. Yaaaay a nooboo! I am so happy! No tears for once :p

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  6. whattheplum says:

    I’m happy for these two but I find myself scanning the scenes hoping to see Ev lurking somewhere. 🙂 – I haven’t forgotten you, ghost girl!

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  7. Virtualee says:

    Oh I love the wedding portraits in the background!

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  8. cathytea says:

    I love the way you handle the passage of time.

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  9. JoieWilder says:

    I don’t have tears in my eyes or anything. My eyes are just naturally shiny.

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  10. lovesstorms says:

    I’m super happy they are going to have a baby. I’m actually hoping for some type of multiples. lol

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  11. shiba306 says:

    I suppose I should stop holding out hope that Ev and him will get back together at this point XD

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Yeahhhh that ship has sunk hahaha But you aren’t alone, at least! Readers split themselves into #TeamEv and #TeamMel and there were still some TeamEv folks left in the end 😛

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      • shiba306 says:

        Lol. Out of curiosity, were you playing on a normal lifespan during all of this or were you delaying aging?

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      • CitizenErased14 says:

        Aging was off the whole time 🙂 Otherwise everyone would have aged up way too soon! 😛

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      • shiba306 says:

        Okay good I was going to say… XD nice to know

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      • shiba306 says:

        It’s a lot more realistic this way. It seems to me that grandparents are dying by the time their first grandchild is born with normal aging.

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      • CitizenErased14 says:

        Yes! So true. Can I share a secret? I have aging off in my legacy too 😮 Hahaha starting in Gen 2, my legacy is plot-focused (a lot like D2D) and “realistic”, so aging off is the only way to have the aging make sense for the timeline 😛

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      • shiba306 says:

        Honestly I’m considering about doing that for mine, too. I feel like things are happening so fast that I can’t even get pictures before people age up. XD I have one baby photo. ONE T_T

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      • CitizenErased14 says:

        I won’t tell if you do it hehehe I know others who do too. It’s a horrible breach of the rules, of course. But I don’t mind being a revel XD

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      • shiba306 says:

        Eh, who cares? I’ve never done it for points anyway. Maybe I’ll just kind of cheat by turning aging on long or something. hehehe. I enjoy the story too much to miss all of those important moments! That is my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

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  12. ARoseInBloom says:

    Yes and yes. This is good news. *Ev who?*

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  13. msmarvel98 says:

    Oooh, two happy chapters in a row! I’m just waiting for Ev to pop up somewhere.

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