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**If you enjoyed Dust to Dust (which I really hope you did!) I’d love for you to consider checking out my legacy story, Ashes to Ashes, which follows Krysti’s son/Lucas’ grandson Alex as we continue to explore the lives of the descendants of the Ainsworth family. It is not a traditional legacy (it’s entirely plot-driven) but is a legacy in that the story spans many generations ^_^**

Author’s Note: We did it, guys! We finished! And I say “we” because this journey was just as much yours as it was mine!

I don’t think I have the right words to express how much it means to me that you took the time to read my story. This all began as a fun little project to keep me occupied over the summer, and it turned into something so much more. Dust to Dust is both the best and longest thing I have ever written, and I could not be more proud of this accomplishment. And the fact that some wonderful people out there took the time to read this story that means so much to me, well… It’s just incredible. So thank you. Seriously. From the bottom of my heart. 

I have a couple of quick shout-outs before we finish here! Firstly, shoutout to Munterbacon (click his name to read his awesome blog!) for making Evelyn’s husband (without even knowing who he was making!). I asked him to make a sim for me (with very vague specifications) and he totally delivered, so THANK YOU! 

Also big shoutouts to KitDragonFlight and JoieWilder (again, click for their blogs!) for giving me some help/advice on some plot details along the way. You guys helped so much! A special shoutout to OJenn  for letting me vent and freak out to her basically daily as I wrote this! She was a constant companion during this journey, so thank you!

And perhaps the biggest thank you of all goes to the amazing ra3rei, who offered me SO MUCH help and guidance during the last several chapters of my story. She inspired me with so many wonderful ideas, helped me talk things out as I worked out plot details, and put up with random and frantic “Oh no, what do I do about this chapter!” messages at all hours of the day. You are wonderful and I owe you immensely!

And lastly, thank YOU (I know I already did that, but it’s worth doing it again!) for reading my story. I appreciate your support SO much. If you are reading this, I would really love it if you would leave me a comment on this post — I don’t need any long, glowing review or anything. Just a quick “hello” so that I can take the time to thank you individually for taking this journey with me. Whether you are reading this the day it’s posted or weeks or months later, I still care and would love to be able to show you some gratitude. Because you are amazing.

It’s been one heck of a ride… Thanks for coming along! So much love to all of you. ❤

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210 Responses to Epilogue

  1. Erasimus says:

    Hello, I have just binged-read your story in the past 36 hours and now that I have finished it and look at this epilogue images, I still feel tears coming to my eyes! Your ability to write characters that we, the readers, care about is simply amazing. I am thankful for your sharing your creativity and hard work and look forward to reading more of your stories. As many have said, I can easily see this as a graphic novel or even a movie. Thanks!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much! That is so kind of you, seriously 🙂 I’m so happy that you enjoyed my story! It will always be so close to my heart.

      I appreciate you taking the time to read and leave me such a lovely comment! 🙂 If you do end up reading more of my stories, I currently have a legacy called Ashes to Ashes that follows Lucas and Mel’s (and Krystina’s :P) descendants 🙂 It’s quite different from D2D but I love writing it.

      Thank you again! You’re awesome. ❤

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      • GreenPlumbob says:

        This was probably the most emotional story I have ever read! I have literally cried at every death/birth and when I saw Lucas die… OMG! I couldn’t stop crying I got so attached to him, I literally fell in love with him (I was also a little gealous of Mel!;))
        Overall thank you so much for having written such a beautiful and emotional story!

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      • CitizenErased14 says:

        Thank you! I really appreciate that you loved the story so much and let it touch you so deeply. It means a lot ❤️

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  2. ARoseInBloom says:

    I am crying like a big baby right now. Words aren’t coming to me in a way that would properly express just how wonderful this whole story is. You are an amazing author and I’m truly grateful to call you a friend and to have gone on this journey.
    This story–while dramatic in its fashion–carries so much weight and is a beautiful piece of literature.
    Thank you for writing this. Thank you for allowing me to walk with these characters and experience their lives with them.
    ❤ ❤ ❤
    (PS-still crying so if there are typos it's cuz I couldn't see the screen.)

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Rosey you are so sweet! I love that you took the time to read my story (and binge-read to finish it today, instead of adulting :P). I’m so thrilled that you loved it so much! This story will always hold a very special place in my heart, and I really appreciate you sharing it with me! It means so much to me, and you are a great friend 🙂 You’re awesome. ❤

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  3. Alisyn says:

    I just recently found this story (today, actually) and read it all in one sitting. I couldn’t stop reading from the start of the first chapter to the very last sentence. I was crying, laughing, and smiling through it all (it’s been an emotional day because of this story, lol). This story inspires me so much to keep writing. I fell in love with every character, and got so attached. Thank you so much for introducing me to the Ainsworth family. ❤️

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      That is so incredibly sweet of you! Wow! I can’t believe you read it all in one sitting! I’m so glad you enjoyed my story and were moved by it. It seriously means so much, and I’m so glad that it gave you some inspiration too 🙂 Thank YOU for sharing in this family’s journey! I appreciate it so much ❤

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  4. chealsycat says:

    Your story is wonderful! ❤
    I've nominated it for Spirit Animal Award.
    https://chealsycat.wordpress.com/category/awards/

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  5. chealsycat says:

    I enjoyed reading very much. 🙂

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  6. Elena says:

    This was such an incredible and inspiring story! I read it in two days and felt so many emotions throughout that by the end I just wanted to try my hand at making a story myself.

    Thank you so much for being an inspiring author and for posting your marvelous stories for everyone to see! I hope to see more from you in the future! 🙂

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my story and leave this wonderful comment!

      You should totally try doing a story of your own — it’s so fun and rewarding. I really love it! If you do decide to write a sims story, I recommend checking out the Sims 4 forums (the Stories and Legacies section). It’s how I got into writing sin stories and I have made a lot of friends and read a lot of awesome stories there too!

      Thank you again, so much. I’m very glad to have shared Lucas and Ev’s story with you ^_^

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  7. CitizenErased14 says:

    I have loved all of your comments so much! I’m so happy that you enjoyed this story so much. It seriously means a lot, because this story was like my heart and soul and these characters are everything to me. So thank you, seriously. You’re awesome. 🙂

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      You are too kind, thank you!!! A2A is possibly an even worse roller coaster than D2D was, be warned haha. It’s essentially a soap opera in SimLit form. My first generation is very light and relatively drama free… From gen 2 onward, it’s a downward spiral into drama-city LMAO

      Just fair warning 😛 Thank you again for reading!

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  8. kaffepigen says:

    I can’t believe I’ve read your story twice now and it touches me just as much the second time around as the first. It is truly one of the most amazing stories I have ever read and several times I felt like I wanted to shed a few tears.
    I think my favorite chapter was the one where Lucas came back to console Evelyn (chapter 100). It was so moving and touching, the way he talked to her, and how she finally realized what she was missing out on. And your Epilogue! Wow! It’s amazing how strong a wordless chapter can be. This is also one of my favorite chapters. Perhaps my most favorite of them all! They way you portrayed her life from falling in love to dying of old age in a home… I mean, wow!

    If you ever publish this as an actual book by writing it as actual people and not sims, I will be first in line to buy it! Love it from the depth of my heart!

    Thank you so much for writing this!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      You are so sweet kaffepigen! Thank you so much for reading my story not only once, but twice! I still hope to write this as a book one day. I promise I’ll let you know if I ever do! ^_^

      Thank you again. ❤

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  9. Kaelem Gaen says:

    Oddly enough I came over to this story after having starting and caught up on The Thoreau Legacy, Good story! Now I move onward to check out Ashes to Ashes.

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  10. Pickle says:

    I have spent every free moment I have had over the past few days reading this amazing story. You’ve done such a wonderful job of making me fall in love with your characters and inspiring me to keep working on my own SimLit. Thank you so much for that. I am truly looking forward to reading Ashes to Ashes: A Legacy. 🙂

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you SO much! That’s so incredibly sweet of you. This story means the world to me — it was the first full-length story I’ve ever completed, and also my first ever SimLit story. I love those characters and I love sharing them and their story with others!

      I sincerely appreciate that you took the time to read, and I’m so happy to have offered you some inspiration 🙂 I hope you enjoy Ashes to Ashes as we follow the Ainsworth line (now the Rosebrooks, of course!)

      Thank you again! ❤

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  11. CitizenErased14 says:

    Awwww yay 🙂 Thank you so much, seriously! And know what’s funny? The Alex-wedding thing was pretty much an accident XD I couldn’t show his wife’s face, and wasn’t sure who he’d actually get with in the legacy. I hoped he’d find someone with brown hair, and he did! So when the real wedding happened, I made sure the hair and dress matched 😉

    Thanks again for re-reading D2D. It seriously means so much. I love Ashes to Ashes, but D2D will always be my baby. 🙂

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    • You sneaky devil! 😉

      Thank YOU for your amazing storytelling. I’m not kidding when I say that you’re the best! I read a lot of SimLit, but yours is absolutely the best. There is a very clear heart in your stories, and I so look forward to reading them every day! ❤

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  12. Trip says:

    GODDAMN TEARS comments out of the way…

    1. I think it’s probably coming from a background of reading a lot of Sims legacies and challenges where death isn’t treated as a great thing (like a prison no matter how or when you go), the last speaking bits from Lucas about how beautiful both life and death are touched a part of me that had grown cynical and numb about these pixel people dying. :’D

    I guess it’s the way we treat death in meatspace too. It’s often this punishment for bad choices instead of this natural place to be. And I’m a lot more comfortable with the latter.

    2. Sometimes a story inspires me to associate it with an album. It’s usually a mark of good quality. 😛 BUT that out of the way, I listened to Type O Negative’s October Rust towards the end to really get in the mood. It’s really sad and lush, yet dreamy and euphoric too. And sometimes just rough and vulgar. But it matches the atmosphere of Dust to Dust perfectly for me.

    Funny enough, I don’t really have any Ashes to Ashes albums. Whether for the story or for a particular arc. Oh well.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      YAY Trip! You made me so happy with this comment ^_^ I’m so glad you liked how I treated/portrayed death at the end here 🙂 I agree that death is so often seen as an evil/awful thing (and, to the people left behind, it often is). But it really is a natural part of existence. And I love that I was able to have these characters accept that 🙂

      And you have me so intrigued by the mention of that album! I will most definitely have to look into it. 🙂

      Thanks so much for taking the time to go back and finish, even if it took you a year 😉 I appreciate it so much ❤

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  13. wow thanks so much for sharing this i came and read your story because of roryplaythesims she spoke about simlit on her video and i had to check it out as i love watching sims story based videos and thought it would be great to read one too i suffer from insomnia and finsihed this story in 3 days and loved every moment of it i but my emotions were going crazy i cant wait ti start ashes to ashes

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much for reading! That means so much to me. ^_^ I’m so glad you enjoyed it so much! I appreciate it and hope you enjoy Ashes to Ashes too 🙂

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      • yes i loved it i would read it and listen to roryplayssims til i crashed out then go back to reading and listening when i woke up i just wanted to know what was going to happen next and the best thing about it is i didnt have ti wait a week for next chapter lol

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  14. Jackie says:

    I always thought The Goddess Order would be my favorite simlit story of all time. You have made rethink that. This is a wonderful and beautifully written story.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      That is very kind of you to say! Thank you so much for reading my story, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it so much. It means a lot! 🙂 ❤

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  15. Brass Buckles says:

    You totally made me cry.

    I’m glad Evelyn finally found happiness in the end. It was a long hard road to get there, though.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much for reading! Sorry for the tears (well, I guess somewhat-happy tears are good too though :P). Evelyn and Lucas had a very long journey together, but in the end he kept his promise and they both were able to live happy, full lives… which is all they ever wanted for each other 🙂

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  16. shinystoutland says:

    Thank you so much for writing this amazing story, it brought tears to my eyes in the last 4 hours I’ve been binge reading it. You are an amazing writer and the characters and character development you were able to portray is truly amazing.

    I’ve been following Ashes to Ashes, but I finally decided to read this story and I’m so happy I did. Thank you so much for this story! ❤

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Oh wow, thank you! I am seriously so grateful to you for taking the time to read both of my stories! Dust to Dust will always be so special to me and so close to my heart, so I’m really glad you decided to check it out! I’m so happy that my characters were able to touch you. I sincerely appreciate it ❤ (and I hope you continue to enjoy A2A too!)

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  17. misfit913 says:

    That was amazing! I love how you played out the rest of Evelyn’s life in pictures. And the reunions with everyone was so sweet. I think I may have to read A2A now!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you! 🙂 I love showing everyone what her life was like 😀 And if you do check out A2A, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 It’s a lot like a soap opera hehehe. I’m currently on the 5th generation! I love seeing how far Lucas/Mel/Krysti’s family has come 🙂

      Thank you so much for reading D2D. This story will always be my “baby” 🙂

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  18. peaoorko says:

    It all worked out great- you wrote an amazing piece of literature, so many people (including me, of course) have read it with great pleasure ;). I agree with everyone who has complimented you on your skills and understand why you are so proud and satisfied with this touching story. I rooted for all the characters, even if I liked some of them less than the others ( it was only because of personal bias, they were all well-developed and balanced-out), so I was thrilled with the ending. Thanks for the journey!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this story! It means so much! I am really touched you took the time to read not only this story, but my legacy too. You are awesome! ^_^

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  19. ny275 says:

    Okay, I’m back after binge reading a week or two ago to finally comment.

    I enjoyed this so much! I had so many thoughts during the reading but I figured the answer might come later on or my opinion didn’t really matter cause the story was already written lol! Anyway, thank you for this story. When I read through it, I was sick, and it really brought me some joy in my miserable state! Now to read this legacy of yours… I’m excited to do so. But it will most likely be at a slower pace. Here we go! (I’m super excited, in case you can’t tell lol)

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much for reading!!! I’m so happy that you enjoyed it!

      Please never hesitate to comment 🙂 Your opinion always matters, and I LOVE getting comments from readers on D2D these days (unfortunately most readers make the assumption you did — that I don’t want comments because the story is over. But it’s the opposite! I love them so much and wish I got more! Haha).

      I know it’s too late now for D2D, but I hope as you read my legacy you never feel afraid to share a thought/leave a comment 🙂 I adore comments (and I do my best to respond to every one!)

      I’m glad you’re feeling better! Take your time with A2A. It’s LONG 😂 (but most of the chapters are short, especially in the first two gens).

      Thank you again for taking the time to read! I appreciate it ^_^)

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  20. LadyLobster says:

    I just finished this story today and…wow. No wonder you called this story your baby! I can really feel your love for all your characters, and I feel so lucky to have gone on this incredible journey with them. Your talent is truly impressive–all of your characters and their emotions feel so real.

    Thank you for sharing your incredible work with us! I can’t wait to get caught up with the world-famous Rosebrooks. 😉

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      *waves* Hi, LadyLobster! Thank you SO much for reading, seriously 🙂 I appreciate it so much and I’m so glad that my story and characters were able to move you! I’m so thrilled you got to share in Lucas and Evelyn’s amazing journey 🙂

      I hope you enjoy seeing what Lucas’ descendants get up to (Though they are Rosebrooks thanks to Krysti’s husband Mitch, they are all truly Ainsworths at heart… Meaning they’re very flawed and hate communicating LMAO Thank you, Lucas… :P). That story is very much a “Sim Soap Opera” (minus my deceptively calm first generation LMAO). I just like to warn people ahead of time that it’s quite different from D2D 😛

      Anyway, thank you again for reading my story and for checking out Ashes to Ashes too. You’re awesome! 😀 See you on the forums ^_^

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  21. GreenEyedTigress says:

    Amazing! After lurking around for a while between this story & Ashes to Ashes, I finally decided to “come out of the shadows” and comment. Truly, I started this story a few months ago, then kind of gave it up as life has been pretty busy. I’ve been having a little better luck following Ashes to Ashes up to date.

    Today, I got a little bit of a break and came back to this story, doing some major binge reading from where I had left off.

    I like both stories, but this one is my favorite. I particularly like Evelyn’s encounter with Christian, and all the intertwining of the characters from that point to the end…especially the addition of Death’s point of view.

    Thank you for sharing your stories, your talent, and commitment invested into each character.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much for leaving this lovely comment! I really appreciate that you take the time t read my stories! I love the Rosebrooks but I think D2D will always be my favorite too 🙂 thank you again! This comment made me so happy ^_^

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  22. dizzysmile says:

    This… story… is… amazing!! I started reading it early to mid 2016 and then I moved 3,000 miles and everything was crazy for a while, but I came back yesterday and picked right back up. I’m so glad I did.

    This is easily the best Sims story I’ve ever read. It’s so clear that you put your heart and soul into this and it adds so much. You have so much talent and a beautiful imagination. One of the best parts for me is that (as another storyteller who has never been brave enough to try this… I keep my ideas to myself) you’ve inspired me so much to TRY.

    You’ve added something special to my life; I really feel like I’ve gained something by having read your story.

    Okay, enough rambling… I need to go read Ashes to Ashes! 😉

    THANK YOU! You and your story are incredible!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Oh this comment was so kind and lovely, thank you! I’m really touched that you enjoyed the story so much and that I was able to offer you some inspiration. 🙂

      I really appreciate that you remembered my story and came back to it. Thank you again! ❤

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  23. luxconant says:

    Aww, what a lovely story. I can’t believe it’s over and how awesome it was. The end almost made me cry, had to toughen up lol I’m at work and probably shouldn’t be reading this :D. Wow, it was a long journey, three generations and all we got to see here at the end. I really didn’t know how you’d end the story but I am not disappointed. So awesome, I was gone for more than a year, I believe but I came back as if I had not had left at all. That’s how great the story is, I didn’t need to go back and start it again to remember everything that had happened.
    So happy for this ending and that she finally learned to live a selfless life. 🙂

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  24. gilplum says:

    Oh goodness, My eyes are sweating and I’ve binge read this entire thing in a little over a day. Gosh! It was so good to see Evelyn grow old like Lucas wanted her to, and get married, and have kids, ahhh my heart i cant.

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  25. skcaga6 says:

    I found this yesterday and just finished reading it. The way you portrayed death as not being a bad thing comes at a time when I really needed it. My uncle just passed to the other side yesterday in his sleep. Like Lucas, he had lived a full life. He was 80 years old, had a wife and a daughter. Your story shows that it is those left behind that feel the pain of the loss, not those who are moving on to their next journey. After reading this I can smile and think of Uncle Larry in a forest clearing meeting with his parents and his brother once again. Thank you.

    Now I am going to go read Ashes to Ashes.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss 😦 I am happy that this story offered a bit of comfort to you during such a difficult time. I really appreciate you taking the time to read this and share your thoughts. ❤

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  26. MisciJL says:

    Hi, I have just completed reading your story, and it was amazing!! I actually began reading the Ashes to Ashes story before actually reading this story (I began reading Dust to Dust after I reached Zayne’s generation in A2A). I am so glad that I chose to read this story as well. I must admit I wasn’t always a fan of Evelyn as I felt she was holding back Lucas from truly living his life, but those final chapters really had me. The Epilogue made me cry. It was so nice to see her live out her life and then finally be able to see everyone she loved once again. Truly amazing story. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into this story.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Oh wow, thank you! I’m so happy that you enjoyed Lucas and Evelyn’s story! I adore writing A2A, but Dust to Dust will always be my “baby” 🙂 Evelyn definitely had a long and sometimes frustrating journey with Lucas, and I so appreciate you taking the time to share it!

      I also appreciate you reading A2A! That’s awesome. Thank you! Feel free to drop a comment there any time as well, if you ever want to share your thoughts 🙂

      Now you know that shitty communication skills started way before the family’s last name was Rosebrook 😉 Lucas’ legacy lives on 😂

      Thank you again!!!!! ❤️

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      • MisciJL says:

        Yep, I definitely see where the communication issues began lol. Thank you for taking time out to respond to my comment. I will definitely be commenting on A2A as well.

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  27. Denise says:

    I just finished reading through this story, and I had to tell you how much I loved it! it was so well written, and truly made me care about all of the Sims involved. Death was a bit of a jerk, but I loved everyone else. I’m so glad that Evelyn got her chance at life, and that Lucas got to help her the way he did, while still having a wonderful life of his own. GREAT story. Thank you for sharing it with me!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave this lovely comment! It really means a lot to me and I appreciate it so much! ^_^ ❤

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  28. Pintachu says:

    The themes of selfless love, introspection, integrity (or fear of being hurt by the right thing) and so many more really have helped me at a time in my young adult life! I want to make sure I also learn from Lucas and Evelyn how to love truly!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Oh wow, THANK YOU! I’m so honored that you felt that this story has helped you, and I am so grateful that you took the time to read it. It means so much. Thank you ❤

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  29. debjameson says:

    This story was awesome. I’m so glad I found it. I couldn’t stop reading it. I was actually an hour late leaving my house this morning cause I kept thinking just one more chapter! The minute I got home I was glued back to my computer. My life has been on complete hold while I experienced Lucas and his family’s lives. Excellently written, thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much! It means so much to me that you loved my story that much! I really appreciate it (though I’m sorry for making you late!) I’m grateful you took the time to go on Lucas and Evelyn’s journey ❤️

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  30. Charlotte says:

    The ending made me cry, it was so beautiful. I loved this story so much. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and for sharing these kind words. It means so much to me ❤

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  31. msmarvel98 says:

    I was already crying from the beginning of this chapter – literally, while the page loaded! In my previous comment I wasn’t sure which direction you would take – would you show Ev’s beginning or her end? And you did both! It was so brilliantly heartwarming and tear-jerking, and this whole story has been such a phenomenal piece of writing and story-telling – I have never been more in love with a Sims story than I am now ❤

    I love how you had flashbacks to when Ev met Lucas, among other things – even though I read that very first chapter only yesterday, it still feels like long-ago history because of the amazing way you write. Which just makes everything that happens in the most recent chapters more bittersweet and emotional.

    I read a comment you wrote at some point where you explained the title of your story, and how you incorporated the theme of a cycle – the story starts with a ghost and a living Sim, and ends with a ghost and a living Sim, but the roles are reversed. I think that was an incredible idea, and I can definitely see it as a book! (You can do it – the author of Twilight got her ideas from fan fiction!)

    My experience reading your story was the same as reading an epic book – at the end of it, you kind of just don't even know what to do with your life anymore (except in this case, I'll be checking out Ashes to Ashes!)

    I was thinking it a while back but forgot to say, I love how none of the characters are perfect. Of course, you knew where you wanted the story to go and what the characters to feel and do, but the story reads like you're recounting their lives and histories – nothing feels forced or too perfect. It's hard to describe 😅 It's just further evidence of an incredibly talented author ❤

    AND before I forget, I had a feeling Ev would see Lucas again, which is so bittersweet, but the unexpected moment that had me crying again was when Ev saw her parents again 😭😭😭 It really was the perfect ending to an inventive, unique, creative, accomplished, genius story! (I had to use the thesaurus because I've already told you how your story is incredible, amazing, etc. 😁)

    Thank you for the wonderful read ❤

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      This comment is so incredibly sweet and flattering that I genuinely am having a hard time formulating a response haha So please forgive me for that!

      It seriously means so much to me that you took the time to read my story, and that you let my characters worm their way into your heart ❤️ This story will always be really, really special to me. I put a lot of myself into it (even though at the start I had no idea what it would turn into! It got so much deeper than I’d imagined it would. And it was such a joy to write 🙂 )

      Your feedback is incredibly kind and encouraging and I appreciate it so much! And I appreciate that you plan on reading Ashes to Ashes as well! I will warn you of two things about that story ahead of time haha One is that it’s still on-going (since it is a legacy) and (please don’t let this part scare you haha) it’s already much longer than Dust to Dust. I know you felt a little intimidated by the length of D2D, so with A2A I would recommend taking your time so you don’t feel overwhelmed 🙂

      The other thing is that it’s kind of different from D2D. It starts out pretty light, but then it turns into what is essentially a soap opera. Lots of drama and angst and emotions. A bit over-the-top (even moreso than this story was 😉 hehe) Lucas’ descendants definitely carry on the family tradition of being imperfect. I can tell you that much haha

      Sorry for rambling about A2A. Just wanted to prepare you if you do decide to move forward an read it!

      Thank you again for this lovely comment and for sharing your thoughts on this story (and on Paranormal too! The next chapter of that one is still in the works haha). The fact that you took the time to not only read but also leave your lovely comments really means so much. THANK YOU!!!!! ❤️

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      • msmarvel98 says:

        Where is the “love” button on WordPress?? “Like” is just too inferior!

        Thank YOU for taking time to reply to my comments, especially after D2D has been finished for a while! Cannot wait for the next chapter of PNN, and maybe I’ll wait until the weekend to start reading A2A 😉<3

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  32. Bugsie2016 says:

    Hey I finally completed the whole thing in under 12 hours. That went quick. (Yes, I took breaks. lol)

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  33. theqian says:

    I’ve finished this in 4 hours. this is a beautiful story, and i especially love your ending. This left my heart aching, in a poignant kind of way. Awesome. ❤

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad you took the time to read, and that my story was able to touch you so deeply ❤️ Thank you!

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  34. Athena says:

    Wow, just wow. I have found out that people writing stories to the sims a few days ago when I was reading the sims 4 blog and you were the spotlight simmer. It has taken me about three days to read this story, I literally would go to sleep, wake up, read, work, read, sleep, wake up, read. I could not stop reading this story. It is such a great concept, and you went into such detail of every character. Considering the large timeline this story followed, it made so much sense. This story is HANDS down the best thing I have read/ found on the internet. I am still so stunned at how amazing this story was. I loved every minute of it. Please, do not stop writing. Keep writing stories, publish stories. I know this story is from 2015, and here it is 2 years later I am digging it up, but wow, just wow.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hi Athena, thank you!!! This comment is so wonderful and sweet! I’m so touched that you loved the story so much. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and share your thoughts. It means so much! ❤️

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  35. I’ve spend the last couple of days reading this story and I am crying, this was so beautiful, I’m so grateful that you wrote and shared this story with us.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much! It means so much to me that you took the time to read my story, I put a lot of my heart and soul into these characters and their journey, and it is always so humbling to learn that others are able to find enjoyment in it. I’m very flattered that it touched you so deeply. Thank you again ❤

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  36. kaycee39 says:

    (Tears falling down my cheek) I’m saddened that this story has come to an end but so giddy with the wonderful roller coaster ride of emotions that it took me on. Congratulations on such a triumphant piece of work and like I said before ….on to A2A 💜😉! See you there soon.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much, Kaycee! ^_^ I hope you enjoy A2A! It’s quite different than D2D… Starts out pretty light, then turns into a soap opera, essentially hehe. Take your time. It’s very long. I hoe you enjoy, and once again, I so appreciate you taking the time to read! ❤

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