Children From the Stars: Chapter 1

Penelope Curious Pigglewiggle here.

A few months ago I moved to San Myshuno. It was time to start a life on my own. It’s quite different here than Oasis Springs. The lights! It’s like the city never really sleeps. But I’ve been finding my own place here and meeting the neighbors.

There are always things to do, places to see, and people to watch.

Everyone is living their own lives and pursuing their dreams. It feels like I’m a part of something so much greater than myself. Just one small window facing out into the world.

My move here was the culmination of years of study and training and was paid in full by my new workplace. The San Myshuno Police. SMP – pronounced “stamp” – I have no idea where they think the “t” came from. But you’ve heard their catchy phrase? Stamp out Crime? Yeah, I know.

I’m not entirely sure when I first wanted to be a police officer. Aunt Nova was a detective back when I was little and I remember her coming home in her uniform. I loved that she was helping people every day. Perhaps it started back then? Although back then I wanted to be a scientist like my daddy.

Being an actual police officer is less exciting than my childhood-self imagined. It’s a lot of sitting around and waiting. Staring at computer screens and running search after search after search looking for some kind of connection. And walking. Lots of walking and talking.

Today, Detective Owans and Dr. Masaw briefed us on the current case. Another burglary had been called in.

Some of the richer districts in town have been hit by a spate of break-ins. But not much of actual value had been stolen. This time, whoever it was, just left their calling card and a confused homeowner looking for something, anything, that was taken.

Being relatively new, I was sent to patrol the streets as a visible deterrent. No expectation that I would actually find out whoever it was. Kind of a PR type of job.

As expected, I only met the neighbors and nothing was out of order. But thsoe I talked to thanked me for helping protect their streets. Makes me feel a little better knowing I made some sort of difference.

I got back to the office and reported in. Then the chief called me into his office. It was pretty nerve wracking. I’ve only been on the force for a couple weeks. Barely enough to learn how the coffee maker worked. I hadn’t make the coffee too weak, had I?

But luckily, I wasn’t in trouble. Instead, the chief told me he had a special assignment for me.

It’s still hard to believe. He told me they’d rescued a small child. She’d been found wandering around the park a few days ago. They needed someone who could take care of her while they looked for her parents. And he’d chosen me.

The chief said she was probably two years old, but they didn’t really know much. She didn’t speak any language they could recognize so they couldn’t ask her. They don’t even know her name!

He said I could refuse of course, and I almost did out of reflex. I’ve never raised a kid before! I didn’t even have a younger sibling growing up. But, yeah. I took this job to help people and if there was ever anyone in the need of help, it was this child.

I said yes.


Author’s Note: Um, hi? Yeah, it’s been forever. But I’m moved and semi-unpacked and it finally feels like my life is returning to normal. I’m not forgetting my other stories, Huffmans, Ghost, and Drifters are still in the works. But well, timing is everything and right now it’s Alien Adoption Challenge. This is Pinstar’s newest challenge and I love his challenges. There’s a bunch of us on the forums plotting our stories and their potential interconnectedness. Be warned if you read the thread there WILL be spoilers.

So… you may notice my town is filled with familiar faces. I replaced all the EA default sims with us and our favorite sims. So you’ll see some familiar people in the backgrounds. How appropriate is it that Ninjapig runs the food stalls?! If you want to be added let me know – you might be in here already, if not I’ll pop you in and it’s up to you to make your way into a screenshot.

Simselves in order of appearance: Joie Wilder, Vanilla Penguin, CathyTea, Myself, Ninjapig, and Jes2G.  Did I miss anyone?

Characters in order of appearance: Adam Childe, Elder Wolff, Guppy Pigglewiggle, Tony “Meatball” Corleonesi, Josh Yuen (below), and Arturo Huffman (below).

Just for fun, here are some pictures I took of Penelope at work before I started the challenge. I just couldn’t fit them in the narrative this time around.

Thanks for sticking with me through my unplanned full-stop hiatus. It’s good to be back.


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28 comments

    • You and Arty! San Myshuno better watch our! Shame she has to leave to job for this challenge. But I try to get her to meet all the folks. Not sure I’ve seen you in the other game save this challenge has yet.

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    • Hehe – she likes to pop in all over the place. I think she also works at the police station, but if so, I never managed to get a picture of it. It’s like watching for Bella Goth – only more personal. Glad you enjoyed the start!

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    • Haha! I get a little misty eyed when I see him as well. Free’s in here too, but I’ve not seen him yet.

      Isn’t she awesome? Not that I don’t love her natural beauty as well, but I really liked the random diguise she was given.

      It’ll be a while before we return to this family, I fear. For some reason I felt like I needed to start here, but it’s Blaze that will take the spotlight for a while.

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  1. Ahhhahaha, I love it! I didn’t realize who I was looking at so I kept rolling back as I read through the comments! Clearly I need to pay more attention when I look at screenies!

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  2. It’s great to see more stories from you! And the Alien Adoption Challenge is a lot of fun, so it’s great to see more of these stories. I like your take on this, with the parent being a cop and them finding a stray toddler.

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    • I’ve got a traditional version as well haha. The two stories will combine eventually as they progress. Now, I just need to go back and finish off the stories I’ve started as well. :/

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    • Haha. She’s a throwback to my first real sim game. Penelope Curious, Pascal’s daughter. When I named her Penelope she kind of inherited the original last name. She was my first alien sim in the game.

      I loved that yours were Curious! They are still my fav family.

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  3. Yay! So glad to have you posting! And super yay for starting this challenge! It looks so amazing. 🙂

    I really like reading this from Penelope’s perspective. I hope she finds her footing in the force soon and with the little alien child! So adorable and green I wanna squish her. 🙂 ❤

    Also, thank you for the cameo! What a wonderful job to have, running a food stall. Although most of my salary would have to go towards buying additional produce to replace the ones Ninjapig snacks on.

    *innocent oinks* *half eaten carrot lies on floor*

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