[Starting transmission 7.5.07 from piggglewiggle.legacy.save. Receiving images 26 of 26. Voices automagically transcribed.]
So you’re there right? I’m not just speaking into the void? Harley thinks I am, but well, even if I am wrong and there’s no one on the other side, someone’s got to document our lives, right?
We knew the end was coming. Darin’s health was never been as good as Dad’s and I doubt the pregnancy in his later years helped much. He spent almost all him time with Mina. He encouraged her in every way he could, was never mean…well he was never mean to us either. He only was mean to strangers.
He listened to all her stories and laughed at all her corny jokes.
He always helped her with homework. Even when she didn’t need it.
He read her stories with ALL the voices, even the squeaky pirate voice.
They were best friends. Perhaps Darin’s first and only best friend as he rarely let anyone get that close to him.
He spent time with Dad too. In the end their friendship bar was finally almost maxed out. Impressive for two evil sims.
But when it’s your time, it’s your time. And the Grim waits for no one.
Well normally. Harley said Dad’s begging was pretty impressive. He wanted Darin to have just a few more hours to say goodbye to everyone. Give him time to say goodbye to Mina who was at school the first time around.
Aunt Galaxy had painted a picture of Darin back at the old place, so the picture is doubly sweet. Dad took both deaths much harder than Mina. I think she knew her dad wouldn’t be around for her whole life so she treasured the moments she had with him and didn’t worry about the future.
Dad took up playing again. Aunt Galaxy said he’d played a lot when he was teenager, but then jobs and kids took their place and he stopped playing. His playing was lively and fun. But I knew he was just waiting to follow Darin. He named his first song “Dancing with Darin.”
I had to ask him why he stayed. And he said he wanted to be here for Mina’s birthday. Darin would would want to know what kind of girl she grew up to be. And he intended to be able to answer that.
Although he was sad most of the time, he didn’t mope. If you didn’t know him, you would have thought him happy. He never stopped upgrading and fixing our appliances.
He also came to the rescue and saved us from certain death.
I think that might have been my fault.
On Mina’s birthday, Aunt Galaxy came to visit us. I haven’t seen Darin yet and perhaps he thinks the pain will be too great for Dad. I don’t know. I think he would have liked to see Darin there at her party.
I don’t exactly know when it happened. But by the next morning dad was gone too. He’d stayed just long enough to fulfill his promise.
[End transmission 7.4.20]