Brayden Carmondy Finds a Way

Brayden Carmondy was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, nor would he become the benefactor to any vast fortune.  Instead, his life seemed riddled with misfortune.  With his father now dead, he was left with his vindictive mother.  As an adult, he was more than capable of moving out, but found himself struggling with the thought of leaving his younger sister behind.

“I don’t see the issue,” Laurel Donovan mumbled, not bothering to look up from her book.  “Rayne is your mother’s little darling.  She’d never do anything to her.”

“But there’s that small chance that she would, especially if Rayne goes against her wishes.”

“You’re the crazy one if you stay here,” Laurel said, standing up.  “This house is going to Rayne.  Do you think she’s going to want her brother hanging around all her life?  She’s a big girl, she can take care of herself.”

He sighed, “if only it were that simple.”

“If you need a place to stay, you’re more than welcome to come by.  There’s no huge family, I promise, just Davina and I.  She won’t mind.”


“Good luck,” Laurel said over her shoulder, leaving the balcony.  She was getting out of there before Sydonie got home.

Sydonie Carmondy had come a long way since moving to Riverview.  She was married once and about to be married again to her much richer neighbor.  She had two children, though only truly acknowledged one of them.  Brayden wasn’t so much a child as he was a man servant.  He’d been at his mother’s beck and call since the tender age of six.  She rarely suffered his presence unless she was bossing him around.

Sydonie was much more tolerant of her youngest, Rayne, whom she saw as a little angel.  She was a girl, after all, and she looked so much like her mother.  Unlike Brayden, who favored his father considerably.

It may seem twisted, but Sydonie once tried to kill her husband with fire.  Brayden was not surprised when she tried the same thing with him.  It was no coincidence that it happened while he was home alone.  Sydonie was hanging out with questionable types these days — the types that knew exactly how to set something like this up.  You’d think it would be enough to send someone running, but Brayden was adamant.

Sydonie was quite upset when she came home to find Brayden unharmed.  She immediately tore into him, as she was known for doing, even if it wasn’t his fault.

“Why haven’t you gone yet?  You’re not getting any of my money, you insufferable brat!  You’ve brought me nothing but stress and misfortune!”

Brayden said nothing in his defense.  He simply turned and walked away.  He’d leave when he was ready to leave.  He didn’t want any of her money, certainly not.


Meanwhile, Laurel and Davina Donovan were out on their own for the first time.  Laurel spent most of her time painting and fishing, not yet concerned about a job.  Her best assets were her skills with a paint brush and she brought in a steady stream of money with her art.  She was definitely talented.

Davina, on the other hand, used her new found freedom to ‘further’ her relationship with old flames.  She still wasn’t one to settle down and besides, she had a career to focus on.  She was determined to make it happen with music.   Guys were just a fun distraction.

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16 comments to Brayden Carmondy Finds a Way

  • Wow, Brayden has it even worse at home than I thought! I hope he manages to stay out of his mother’s way.

    It’s really cool that Sims can actually stay the night now. If you don’t have a spare bed, they’ll sleep on the couch. I was very excited to note that.

    • Mao

      Poor Brayden, indeed! Sydonie has turned into quite the wicked witch.

      They’ll sleep on the couch?! Mine always prefer taking one of the beds, even if it’s assigned to someone. I was playing Brayden and Lauren and Davina were the unplayables, Davina happened to be out all night, so it workedout. ;)

  • Josh

    Sydonie is a fresh bitch! She needs to be slapped.

    So what happensd to Loser Sims? I read that they break a lot of things and bad things happen to them. Poor things.

    Emma looks hilarious.

  • Poor Brayden! Wow, how heartbreaking it must be to play a “loser” Sim, lol. I can’t even imagine. Can you even do anything to make his life easier, or is he just predestined to suffer? I’m glad he has Laurel.

    And wow, Sydonie, what an evil witch! She needs to be crushed by a falling house, lol!

    I can’t wait to see more of Emma! That’s quite a look she’s rocking there :)

    Are you playing with Sims 2 style aging, the one where only your playable household ages?

    • Mao

      I don’t think there’s much you can do to make their lives easier. :( I am playing with TS2 style aging. I don’t want my sims aging without me, but I hate that the townies stay stagnant, which is annoying, since they “live” in the hood now. I wish there was a way to have only individual families frozen.

  • Lynn

    Maybe the reaper will visit Sydonie by accident. HAHA!

  • Lacy

    Pretty good post. I just came across your blog and wanted to say
    that I’ve really liked browsing your posts. Anyway
    I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  • Jen

    I just got all caught up on one sitting, I started reading and got completely sucked into the story.

    The characters are real individuals. I love some and I love to hate some. :)

    I can’t imagine how much time it took to do the interior decorating and clothes. I like the new style chooser, but it takes me forever to do just one room.

    • Mao

      Hi there! Thanks. :D I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I’m still trying to figure things out and find a way to do this. It’s a bit harder than I first thought it would be. I love decorating rooms, LOL. Perhaps a little too much…

  • This is actually the first Sims 3 blog I found. I’m looking forward to seeing it progress.

    Poor Brayden

  • I haven’t yet tried to play multiple families in TS3. I figured you could just turning aging and story progression off and then play each house prosperity style. But I see what you mean about the other families you DON’T play not aging with everyone else. Hmmm. I’ll be interested in seeing how you decide to do it.

    Emma looks awesome as a teen! I knew you’d do well by her. I bet she’s super fun to play, and I can’t wait to read more about her.

    Loner sims are definitely sad, and take forever to build romantic relationships with. Patty is married to a loner sim, and man is he depressing sometimes. But they’ve got 4 kids now, so he really doesn’t have a choice. He’s got to be personable now!

    • Mao

      Haha, yeah, it’s hard to be a loner with kiddos following you around! Mark isn’t too bad. He hangs out with Emma a lot and he has the hots for Lisette, the gypsy girl.

      Emma is awesome. :D

      As for the multiple houses, I’m keeping everything running, turned off ts2 style aging, and am using Supreme Commander and Awesomemod to keep my sims from being too stupid!

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